39760 – Bossk
Happy Holidays Space Freaks
This month was somewhat of a rushed compilation. I was on holidays when Steve & Skye got in touch with me to see how the report was going. Thankfully I had an iPad with me and was able to put together a solid report. As usual there was a good level of sales achieved during recent times. I think by the end of my report we have almost put a complete Bossk production MOC run together – and for a pretty reasonable price. So here we go with what we found….
Empire Strikes Back
This certainly was the most expensive item I found for the month. It is Bossk’s debut card and one of the harder of those first 10 ESB characters to find MOC.
31 Back AFA80NM (C80/B85/F90) – $499.99 eBay link
31 Back ungraded – $371.66 eBay link
The auction listing notes that this figure was found by the guy’s Mum at the family home where she’d bought it back in the 80’s and had been stored ever since. Kind of sad he missed out on playing with a Bossk figure back then – but nice that now someone has a great piece to display.
32 Back AFA80 (c80/B80/F80) – $222
32 Back – ungraded – $107.50 – eBay link
I thought this was a good time to pause and reflect on the prices achieved above. It was good to compare graded and non graded versions of the same card. The 31 cards were both very nice, unpunched examples. The price sticker is a small detractor. The ungraded auction achieved 75% of the value of the graded version, or $130 cheaper. I think for me I’d have taken the ungraded version. With the 32 backs my initial thought was again the ungraded was much better value. But when you consider the cost of a decent acrylic case (which obviously comes with the graded version) and the fact it was much nicer example I think I’d have taken the graded version – if I’d had a choice. But I also think the ungraded version for just over $100 on an ESB cardback for one of the better characters from the ESB line is a damn good bargain. Anyways I digress, now back to the rest of my finds…
41A (Survival Kit offer) ungraded – $79.99 eBay link
41D – AFA75 EX+/NM (C70/B80/F80) – $128.50 eBay link
45A (Display Arena offer) ungraded – $58.00 eBay link
48B (Admiral Ackbar offer) ungraded – $93 eBay link
Return of the Jedi
48D AFA80 (C80/B80/F80) – $125.95 eBay link
The seller got himself (or herself) all excited when the news about Disney broke – here’s their quote (which they added a few days before the listing ended “Disney just bought Lucas films and is making thre more Star Wars films!!!.. which means this item and the other Im selling or going to be be even more valuable!!! Good luck!!!”
65A AFA80 (C80/B85/F85) – $145.00 eBay link
77A AFA85NM+ (C85/F90/B85) – $120.00 eBay link
Here are a few rougher MOC’s I found. As nice as a C-9 example is these rougher ones have great character.
32 Back – $22.50 eBay link
(has a bad price sticker tear and the listing refers to dirt &soiling!!!)
65 Back – $34 eBay link
Multi-listing – Bossk / IG-88 / Zuckuss / Dengar – $150 eBay link
Mailer AFA80NM – (B80/W85/F75) – $235 eBay link
Loose U90 Olive Head / Gloss Paint – $355 eBay link