Michael L. writes:
The market continues to deliver a decent level of stock. It's probably not too big a surprise that quite a few Imperial Commander figures survived as MOC's over the years. I can just see these having been purchased and then sitting in parent's cupboards, probably not too many kids 'nagging' for that Imperial Commander figure.
As always happens, when you look over 15-25 MOC's of the same figure you grow a little fondness for the thing. Which to me, goes back to the simplicity and effectiveness of the packaging. It really was a beautiful design and it seems no matter which figure and colour background they used, the figure/cardback looks great.
In summary, there was a great assortment on sale in recent months. I was able to almost compile a full run of card backs. The ungraded MOCs went really cheaply, well under $50 for quite a few. Graded examples had a large premium, with one AFA85 fetching close to $300 for his debut card.
Interestingly, quite a few beater MOCs sold, one for $22 and another for $14 (though he had the bubble crack on it's way to AFA). And a Mexican cardback as well.
And lastly I found a proof (Revenge) which went for $625.
Onto the data ....
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
41A AFA80 (C80/B85/F85) $274 - eBay link
41A Ungraded $180.39 - eBay link
Must say I'd prefer to have saved the $90 price differential and have purchased the ungraded MOC. I also think it looks better - without the TrU price sticker.
41A Ungraded (fairly rough condition) $45.40 - eBay link
41C Ungraded (POP removed) $56 - eBay link
41E Ungraded (real beater) $22.86 - eBay link
47 Ungraded $37.25 - eBay link
48A AFA80 ~$299 - eBay link
48C Ungraded - cracked bubble (this figure was listed as being damaged when sent to AFA for grading ... Ouch). $14.25 - eBay link
RETURN OF THE JEDI
48D Ungraded $49.99 (with coin offer sticker) - eBay link
65B Ungraded $33.00 (clear bubble) - eBay link
77 Ungraded $63.21 (clear bubble) - eBay link
Palitoy 41 back Ungraded - $182.59 - eBay link
Lili Ledy 30 Back - cardback only $89.88 - eBay link
Revenge proof AFA85 $620 - eBay link
So another good load of data...it's quite satisfying when I can find close to all the Kenner cardbacks for a character. The foreign items and the proof were also nice to have found - $620 doesn't sound too bad for a proof considering where the market is on pre-production items at the moment.
Thanks for reading...Wampa Wampa.