Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

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Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by cantina_patron on Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:18 am

So, is it possible that the Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna was available at retail in the UK?

The reason I ask is that when I was adding to my loose Bib Fortuna variants in 2012 I sourced three Lili Ledy Bibs in a matter of weeks from eBay UK for under £5.00 each. None of them were advertised as Ledy and the sellers feedback history showed that they weren't regularly selling vintage Star Wars toys. I found it somewhat surprising that I should acquire that number of Ledy Bibs in the UK from sellers who had no idea what they were. After chatting to a couple of notable collectors at the time, overstock sold in the Woolworths multipacks seemed the most likely explanation for them being in the UK, as this character was not available on Kenner MIM (Made In Mexico) cards. Although not actively searching, I have since acquired two more examples from ebay UK, one in 2016 and one in 2017. Again neither were listed as Ledy and sold for under £5.00.

This has to be more than a coincidence. Right?


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Can anyone else confirm whether they have acquired a loose Ledy Bib from the UK under similar circumstances?

Does anyone else own one in a baggie or in a sealed Woolworths mulipack?

It would be great to get additional evidence / information to either prove or disprove this theory.

Here's a pic of the five examples mentioned above, all accessories are Ledy.

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Re: Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by Tarkin's nosehair on Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:53 am

Yep, got 2 Bibs off of Ebay Uk not listed as Ledy and an extra coat. I think the Woolworth multipack with Ledy overstock makes a lot of sense, also found a couple of Ledy Ree Yees and Gammies too, wonder if anybody knows of any others?
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Re: Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by cantina_patron on Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:54 pm

Thank you for your input. Do you have any pics? The more information we get, the stronger the argument, so hopefully others will chime in with their evidence. Very Happy  (btw  welcome to TXI).

With regards to Gammy & Ree Yees, they could be overstock from the Woolworths packs or come from Kenner Made In Mexico (MIM) cards. Besides Bib the only other Ledy figure I've seen that was not available on these cards is Leia Boushh in a Made In Mexico baggie.

In case you're not aware, There were 13 Ledy figures (found with both Ledy & Kenner accessories) issued on Kenner MIM cards. These are: Yoda, Lando Skiff, Klaatu, Gammy, Ree-Yees, Biker Scout, Vader, Chirpa, Logray, Paploo, Lumat, Squid Head and Nien Nunb.
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Re: Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by Commander Clint on Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:21 pm

Hopefully a few more examples show up to confirm your theory. cheers
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Re: Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by cantina_patron on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:12 pm

Lets hope so Clint. Very Happy
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Post by Commander Clint on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:16 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Lets hope so Clint. Very Happy

You probably sent all the UK guys into a frenzy. lol! They will be digging through all the Bib's they can find.
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Re: Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by hellhippie on Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:19 pm

amazing really . looks to me like your on to something thats too coincidental to not be true

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Re: Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by cantina_patron on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:24 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Lets hope so Clint. Very Happy

You probably sent all the UK guys into a frenzy. lol!   They will be digging through all the Bib's they can find.

As more people see this, it will certainly be interesting to see whether there is a rise in the number of correctly advertised Ledy Bibs from UK sellers.
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Re: Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by cantina_patron on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:28 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:amazing really . looks to me like your on to something thats too coincidental to not be true

It's still early days, but it looks promising, after all new discoveries are still being made in our hobby.
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Re: Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by cantina_patron on Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:30 pm

Here's another example of an incorrectly advertised one which sold on ebay UK. This time it didn't slip under the radar!

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Re: Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by Commander Clint on Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:47 pm

That's crazy money for a Bib. But probably not a LL Bib. I'm not even sure what a normal LL Bib is going for these days?
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Re: Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna - Was It Available At Retail In The UK?

Post by cantina_patron on Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:56 pm

IMO that was a fair marked price for a LL Bib Clint, although I've seen them make more.
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