Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

1. Are the toys shown in Watto's Warehouse for sale/trade?
2. Where can I find other Star Wars toys?
3. Why should I trust you, and buy your toys?
4. What are Star Wars Bootlegs?
5. Where can I find bootlegs?
6. Do you have any bootlegs for sale or trade?
7. Are the bootlegs you sell in good condition?
8. Why should I collect bootlegs?
9. Whatīs the difference between Kenner and Glasslite toys?
10. Do you have any Glasslite toys for sale?






Answers

1. ARE THE TOYS SHOWN IN WATTOīS WAREHOUSE FOR SALE/TRADE?
Some of them are. Not all the toys shown in the Bootlegs and Vintage sections are for sale, since those toys belong to our personal collection. Anyway, we have many of them for trade or sale. Go see our FOR SALE section, and check our lists of WANTS and HAVES.

2. WHERE CAN I FIND OTHER STAR WARS TOYS?
These are some of the sites we recommend you:

THE STAR WARS COLLECTORS ARCHIVE : The Number 1 site for Star Wars Toys and other collectibles. Excellent. You can find vintage bootlegs here as well (not for sale).

BRIANīS TOYS : Lots of vintage and new collectibles for sale.

THE ISLAND OF BOOTLEG TOYS : The best site about bootlegs. Chris does a terrific job.

THE UNDISCOVERED PLAYTHINGS : My friend Joe runs this cool site. Tons of pics.

SIR STEVEīS GUIDE : Includes a photo guide to all POTF2 and EP1 Star Wars toys and collectibles.

3. WHY SHOULD I TRUST YOU AND BUY YOUR TOYS?
Because we have a good eBay feedback / list of references

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.

5. WHERE CAN I FIND BOOTLEGS?
They are very hard to find in the U.S. and Europe, and much easier to find in other countries, like Brazil (if you know where to look for). We have some of them in stock. Take a look!

6. DO YOU HAVE ANY BOOTLEGS FOR SALE OR TRADE?
Yes, we normally have some extras for trade or sale, for those collectors who adore them, and just can't get them in their respective countries. Go see our FOR SALE 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.

10. DO YOU HAVE ANY GLASSLITE TOYS FOR SALE?
Go to our FOR SALE section and find out! And if you want to be informed whenever we have Glasslite toys for sale, join our free NEWSLETTER !





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