The description is a little confusing but basically if I understood it right the seller is selling a resin casting of his Luke Hero which itself he claims is a casting made by ILM from a mold of the actual prop. He says he'll even provide a certificate of authenticity. Seems sketchy but I suppose it's a possibility that his piece is cast from the actual prop. His name (I'm guessing) is on the first picture in the listing. Do any of you know him, maybe from RPF?
Even assuming it is legit, I'm not so sure a second generation casting would still retain the accuracy of the original mold.
Just curious what you guys think about it.
Last Edit: Jul 23, 2016 9:46:20 GMT -5 by Rogue Five
Think of it like this, if it really was what he says, he would sell it at a specialist sci-fi Auction, not ebay. If you watch pawn stars, how many times has rick called in a specialist to verify something that someone claims to be real and then been told it's a fake or forgery, why can't he name the ILM employee? If it's got a certificate what's the problem? One other thing is look into any of these being given to public or sold and if you find some with pictures of the certificate compare them to his. Find out exactly how many they made and sold.
Basically do your homework carefully for this sort of thing.
Just to show how easy it is.
Last Edit: Jul 23, 2016 14:56:51 GMT -5 by bombarta
methos: Money can't buy happiness... but it can buy lightsabers, which is damn close
Mar 21, 2017 19:24:53 GMT -5
Rogue Five: Truer words, methos... truer words
Mar 21, 2017 20:46:30 GMT -5
ZahcStarKiller: Yeah I have to agree. I just happened to stumble across spot #1 on the orbital machining Obi TPM run and had the opportunity to purchase it. That is pretty darn close to happiness.
Mar 21, 2017 23:40:41 GMT -5