4. WHAT ARE STAR WARS BOOTLEGS?
Star Wars bootlegs are unlicensed, knock-off copies of the original toys manufactured by Hasbro/Kenner. In this particular case, the bootlegs I collect are made in China (by who knows whom). Nevertheless I buy them legally (with receipt) at brazilian toy stores. I don't endorse or promote bootlegging, I just collect the toys, and sell them and trade them with other collectors in order to enlarge my personal collection of toys. I do it with total respect to Star Wars and its creator, George Lucas. To learn more about bootlegs go to our BOOTLEGS section.
7. ARE THE BOOTLEGS YOU OFFER IN GOOD CONDITION?
Bootlegs are not as good as the original Hasbro/Kenner figures. Not only the figures themselves are of a worse quality, but also their cards and bubbles, which are thinner and softer. The average cards are in C8.5 condition average (unless otherwise noted). Some may be C9.5 and some may be C7. But, that's their charm, isn't it? That's how the manufacturer makes them, and thatīs why we love them, in spite of their imperfection.
8. WHY SHOULD I COLLECT BOOTLEGS?
Because they are very cool ! And if you like variations, these are definitely the wierdest ones youīll ever find. Different molds, different paintings, different cards. You collect "close hand", "half circle", spelling error variations, and you donīt collect bootlegs? Why not? Besides, they arenīt expensive (yet), and they arenīt easy to find, so their price will rise in the future.
9. WHATīS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KENNER AND GLASSLITE TOYS?
Glasslite was Kenner's licensee in Brazil in the late 80 's. The toys Glasslite commercialized in those years were essentially the same sold all around the world by Kenner and its other licensees, but in Brazil they came on different cards and boxes, and also had some major painting variations, different stickers, etc.