View Full Version : Odd McQuarrie Stormtrooper Packaging

04-08-2004, 12:25 PM
Okay, I suspect that this is no big deal, and just an oddity, but I'm neither a completist nor someone who keeps figures on the card nor someone who looks for variations, so this is not my bag. It might interest some of my collecting brethren, though...

I ordered two non-mint McQuarrie STs from Yestertoys, which I received yesterday (no pun intended). On the bottom of the back of the card, and on the bottom of the plastic "bubble" (or whatever we call it) that holds the figure, are labels with warnings in about 15-20 different languages about the fact that these figures might not be suitable for kids of certain ages.

The label on the back obscures the second line of figures at the bottom of the card, you know, the pictures of the other figures in the wave of the figure whose card you are looking at.

Is this how all the McQuarrie Stormtroopers came? If not, what are these? Foreign imports? Have we come down to having to import the McQuarrie Stormtroopers because distribution was so poor?

I doubt this is anything special, and I am more curious than anything, but I figured I should ask before I opened these puppies and added them to my Imperial diorama.

Thanks in advance for any and all help. :)

04-08-2004, 05:41 PM
Sounds like a foreign export, where they take a regular US version and then label it for other countries. Mine has no labels outside the bubble/blister or on the cardback.

04-08-2004, 09:19 PM
Does that mean this is going to be worth more to a collector?

I have to open one of these, but I will wait to open the other one until I hear back.

Thanks, Jeditricks. I was beginning to wonder if anyone was going to have anything to say about this. :D

04-09-2004, 02:13 PM
Foreign exports generally aren't worth more because the figure and packaging are the US version with stickers applied rather than an alternate packaging print. Stickers generally don't change the value in an upwards fashion since they can easily be removed or replaced, such as with POTF2 holofoil/non-holofoil cards. This figure is fairly rare, so I don't think the value will go down except maybe to diehard MOC collectors, but I don't think it'll be increased due to the stickers. Who knows though, this could be the exception to that rule of thumb due to its rarity.

Glad I could help. :)

04-10-2004, 06:14 PM
It also might hold some weight to a foriegn card collector. Some people collect on foriegn cards, so you could use it for trade bait.

04-11-2004, 12:50 AM
My good Canadian buddy Seth_Quinn got a couple of Red Battled Droids from Asia last year, and that's how they looked. Big white stickers on the backs covering nearly half the card, and another one on the bubble. Nice if you're into having different looking cards on display, but I would agree with the consensus that it isn't super rare or valuable. Open him up and enjoy! :)

04-12-2004, 12:19 AM
Man, I wish I had a McQuarrie ST! Never found him! :rolleyes:

04-12-2004, 04:40 PM
looking for one of these anyone willing to sell thiers???