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Post by hellhippie on Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:11 pm

lol!   just kidding ... well kind of --------------

SO , my best friend (his name is Drew) calls me today to ask me if im going to be home to sign for a package . i said yeah sure why . he says be on the lookout .

Ok so we talk for a while on the phone and i think nothing of it as we get each other stuff all the time . we've been brothers since 1982 yep 35 years .

i got hurt at work last year and need a second surgery on my left shoulder and it hasnt been easy although my work is paying for it . so he says as i press him for info "dont worry about it , its just a little pre op present . i know youve had a tough time for a year . cool once again i let it go ...

my mailman shows up no package... no biggie (i think)

anyways my wife says "the mailmans back" she signs for the package and i open it and my jaw hits the ground . a burgundy cape bib fortuna he won on ebay for me . of course i call him and tell him i cant accept this and he says , its yours brother enjoy .

now i know thgis is a very heavily faked item out there and one i never thought id own . there are some questions i have but i have to say it looks 100% legit .

i wanted to let everyone see the bib to maybe help authenticate him but also to tell this story because honestly im in shock . if hes real i will have him graded because the cape is super fragile .
it will be my ONLY graded figure as you all have seen what i do to figures i get that are graded.

im very lucky to have a friend that truly is my brother for one thing and it will always be a reminder of how lucky i am to have people like this in my life . ive done alot for him with no intention of ever being "repayed " in any way shape or form . he wasnt hearing of my pleas to return it ... thanks drew my brother ... YOU RULE... cheers

let me know what the experts think enough babbling .....     my burgundy caped bib fortuna   SICK!!!!!! rockon rockon rockon shooting shooting

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Post by hellhippie on Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:13 pm

oh if hes not real its still the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me .... Very Happy

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Post by Commander Clint on Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:33 am

Bill, it's really hard to tell.

Until a real expert has it it there hands to compare with the real thing.

Here is a special report that Ozio did over at TIG.

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Post by the89thchris on Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:27 am

Man, after reading that it just seems like the chances are slim to none.

I suppose there have to be some that have been in private collections since well before 2004, but proving that would be difficult.

The great thing about this community is that the most advanced experts available would probably be happy to examine it.

Best of luck Smile
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Post by hellhippie on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:35 am

the cape pictures were taken in natural light the figure pictures in unnnatural light .
i have read ozios thread on him and have to say mine doesnt match any of those repros .
i will take more pictures if necessary . the stitches inside my cape are not red . under where bibs tentacle is on his back a tiny bit of the red fluff remains . the fabric is unlike any i own . any help would be appreciated . when the sun comes up i'll take a picture of the complete figure in natural light . on a side note mine looks exactly like wolffs on his sight . i sure hope hes real ... if not i will send him to my friend back to seller for a refund .

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Post by hellhippie on Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:46 pm

and some natural light pictures ...
and a picture of the stitching

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Post by Nico on Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:59 pm

What an awesome gift from your buddy Bill cheers best of luck with the authentication bro popcorn
Without dout Ozio is the man rockon
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Post by hellhippie on Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:17 pm

well ive just gotten confirmation from 2 people i know that own this variant that it is 100% real . also Bryan over at tig said that it looks legit and i know he has a complete ledy run cheers

now on to hearing from Marco .. stick cheers

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Post by Commander Clint on Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:35 pm

I don't know enough about the repro capes & I'm not sure about mine, so I don't think I'll be much help.  But here are some pictures of the one I have.  The stitching on mine looks reddish in the light tent, but looks brown in the natural light? scratch

Your friend still did a great thing, trying to get a super figure like that. clapping

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Here is a picture of my green cape for comparison.

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Post by Nico on Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:42 pm

First Ledy figure I ever bought  What a Face
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I got him from Jose (Del Torro Sith)  cheers

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Post by hellhippie on Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:12 am

hes a beauty Andy cheers

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Post by the89thchris on Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:46 am

This is like a meeting of the stone cutters lol bowwing
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Post by hellhippie on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:09 am

i love the simpsons Chris . we should all be so lucky geek

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Post by the89thchris on Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:12 pm

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Lol secret society mopping up the few legitimate variants of Ledy Bib Fortuna lol is there anything more clearly illustrates the minutia of collecting these figures? lol! clapping
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Post by ourchickenshack on Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:50 pm

Awesome story Bill and one hell of a cool friend yay

I have no experience with the Ledy capes so I am of no help unfortunately .

I do know that there are more fakes then genuine Burgundy Coats . You really need to have Ozio take a look - have you tried contacting him ?
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Post by Nico on Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:52 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:hes a beauty Andy cheers
Cheers Bill cheers The cape looks darker in my pic but looks exactly like Clint's green cape when in hand Very Happy

Like James said, try contact Ozio PM/Email as he is the man, and a really nice fella as well as anyone who has dealt with wil agree cheers

A custom Royal blue Bib cape would be nice rockon

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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:22 pm

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Andy, It's possible. If you ever find a beater cape that's stained or in rough shape. You just use a solution to remove any colour from the cape, and dunk it into a fabric dye. That's how I made the black capes for Squid Head. Cool
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Post by Nico on Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:26 pm

What solution to remove the colour mate scratch

This is a little custom project I might try rockon

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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:34 pm

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This is a little custom project I might try rockon

I'll look the stuff up, and send you a pm, so we aren't derailing Bill's thread.
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Post by hellhippie on Mon May 01, 2017 12:00 am

thanks James , no I haven't tried contacting Ozio, like I said a few years ago he sold me some ledy's at a really good price. I haven't had contact with him since . anyone know how to contact him ??

our deal was done many moons ago thru rebelscum .

If he says its real I take that as fact .... I haven't seen him active on any forum??

can anyone help me please??

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Post by hellhippie on Tue May 02, 2017 12:08 pm

well i took some peoples advice and contacted Ozio , he will verify it for me either way . his word is fact so off to mexico it goes . i'll keep everyone posted either way !!! popcorn

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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue May 02, 2017 4:43 pm

If Ozio saw your pics and still needs to see it in person , I would think that's a good sign Very Happy

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Post by cantina_patron on Tue May 02, 2017 5:16 pm

Ozio is your man Bill. I'll also look forward to hearing the results. Best of luck buddy! popcorn
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Post by the89thchris on Sun May 07, 2017 3:24 am

The suspense is killing me! lol please don't forget to update us, best of luck!
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Post by hellhippie on Sun May 07, 2017 1:03 pm

thanks guys , just to let ya know I sent it off to Ozio on Wednesday . i'l keep ya'll updated .


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