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Post by scioli Sat Dec 09, 2023 8:56 pm

On a ceramic star wars figure, if during the making, the item has a large portion (like 35-40% of it) of imperfection (the ceramic never glossed/shines like the rest of the item, is it/can it be more valuable then a normal/correctly made item? Also, is it common place for the maker to let such pieces get to the market place?  Thanks for any input.  Scioli
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Post by arohk Tue Dec 12, 2023 2:35 pm

Although I am no expert on the ceramic figures/items, I would say there is probably a price difference between them. I know the figurines in 1977 were mostly bootlegs so there were differences between them like Chewie for instance.

Imperfections would have been a issue as they were done by making a clay mold first, as with the above mentioned Chewie toe one on the right is more crudely done.

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Hopefully someone with more knowledge will also chime in.

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Post by Commander Clint Tue Dec 12, 2023 3:46 pm

Bootleg Ceramics are a very niche area of collecting.  They are not usually worth more than production figures.

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Post by arohk Tue Dec 12, 2023 5:45 pm

Commander Clint wrote:Bootleg Ceramics are a very niche area of collecting.  They are not usually worth more than production figures.

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Thanks for adding the links I ment to do that as well, but my old brain vapor locked lol
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