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This item has sold on another site as of 10-9-2011, but we have several other die casts mint in the package as well, please take a look!
On with the description!
*****Here we have this great Luke Skywalker X-wing Fighter die cast ship still sealed on the original vintage cardback, and the hang tag is still intact. The hang tag on this one seems to be smaller than the actual hole it fits in unlike other cardbacks for these die cast. It's not perfect but it's still in there. This card has the white price box on the top right corner that was never used as well. The stores could use this and actually mark the price on them instead of putting a store sticker on it. Luckily, this one survived the manager of the stores decision to do that.
If you're not familiar with this die cast ship, not only do you get this quality made die cast version of Lukes X-wing Fighter, but you get a mini Luke Skywalker sitting in the cockpit. What's cool about this ship is the wings lock into fighting position to form an X, just like in the movies! The cockpit glass opens & I believe there is a landing gear that comes out on the bottom too.
I am not a grader, but try my best to take pictures of what I see, and I do know some things to look for on condition. If you are looking for something specific and do not see it in the pictures, please ask because pictures do not always show everything, as item is being sold as is.
This would be a great ship to keep for the next 20 years when it will most certainly go up in value and be worth a lot more than it is now. The ship itself is mint in the package, cardback has wear to it, dings, corner edge wear, and what you see in the pictures. The bubble is still sealed to the card, not crushed or torn open and is clear from what I can see, and the ship is nice and white. It looks like there is one area above the right wing where the glue is loose but it hasn't affected the seal on the card.
A great collectible!
I think it's in very nice condition for its age and considering that the price box was never written in by the store! Just think how many of these were sold when Star Wars came out, how many were opened, how many were left unopened. This adult collectible would be a great investment for any Star Wars collector or new collector looking to work your way up in grading of these die cast ships. The cardback still looks great on display as well, but you could open it and send it into AFA for a NEW loose die cast and have them put it in their special case to keep it in pristine condition!
We have more ships on cards for sale, from more affordable price ranges with not so perfect cardbacks for those that want one and want to start a collection or just want one of their favorite ship, to the better quality cardbacks/bubbles for the higher quality item collectors.
These ships are fantasticly detailed and very fun to display. To find these ships in their original boxes or on cardbacks like the figures came on, in any unopened condition I find very cool, but to that collector, condition is everything, unless it's so hard to find, they have to have it, until the next better one comes along.
They are very old, still look great, and would compliment any Star Wars fans display! I forsee these will become a favorite in some lucky Star Wars collection!
If you want to start out collecting these ships, but don't want to spend a great deal, take a look at our Darth Vader Tie Fighter in another listing!!!
or for more higher quality items
We also have an ESB twin pod cloud car with hang tag intact, great cardback/bubble & a White Darth Vader Tie Vader with hang tag intact, great cardback/bubble on the rare price box card!
We have many different kinds and of more than are not listed for sale yet of loose and a few left of sealed die cast ships too.
Our items may be listed on another auction site as well, so whoever wins it first has 7 days to pay for the item. After that time, the 2nd winner, (if there is one), will get a chance to own the item next. If neither pay, the item will be relisted. If something sells elsewhere, we will put a note on that auction here or take the auction off until the time has passed for payment to arrive. We would not keep a listing going if it has sold without letting others know it may not be available. We sometimes have more than one of the same, and if we do, the auction will specify that information.
*****We are experienced sellers of Star Wars watches, toys and other fine collectibles, and value this toy ship in great condition to be worth over over 425.00 dollars today, but the value is going up because less are showing up this nice for sale.*****
We are selling this at a very reasonable, and affordable price for anyone to obtain, and below it's market value, and have made this available for a Buy It Now purchase for a great price!*****
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We always pack with care, and have never had a problem since we started selling online Feb 5th 2000.***** If there are damages from the post office, and you purchased insurance, we will help you file a claim for your purchase price. (Please note, there is a waiting period before a claim can be filed!) We cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged items, nor should we receive poor feedback if something happens during shipment or insurance was not purchased. If there are any problems, concerns, or questions, please contact us. We will receive your message thru our email address and get back to you as soon as possible. No refunds unless the item has been significantly misrepresented!*****
You will NOT be disappointed in this item.
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