Sunday, June 3, 2018

Wicket Key Ring: Found!

The arguably most popular Ewok, Wicket, has yet to have a key ring from the Comics Spain line surface - until now. An auction out of Japan is the first sample of the Wicket key ring I have seen to date. The asking price - over $1,000 USD. Comics Spain figures, as well as their key ring incarnations have never achieved such a sum that I am aware of. Considering Wicket is the main character of the series, this is surely not a one of a kind piece.

C-3PO: The Stories He Could Tell

I've seen some Comics Spain figures in bad condition over the years, but these C-3POs take the cake. Both mangled and mistreated, but they still found their way to auction! Its often difficult to find Comics Spain figures with a perfect paint application or lack of blemishes, but no need to settle for this condition.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Latara Key Ring: common?

In previous years, the Teebo key ring had become increasingly common on auction websites, now Latara is being found more frequently. Below are two more samples, both missing the chain and ring. Notice the differing placement of the screw connector - both in front and behind the feather.

Another C-3PO Paint Error

C-3PO paint errors are becoming more common, and this sample is likely nothing more than poor craftsmanship. The deco on the face includes a large dark splotch of paint, though his eyes appear to be painted correctly.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Teebo Paint Error

Teebo is one of the few Comics Spain figures that had no known paint variations during its production run, but a paint error was recently found at auction. While insignificant, fans of the line will notice that this sample has an unpainted brown nose, when compared to the standard painted version which is black.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

C-3PO Paint Error

This C-3PO figure (which sold at auction) appears to be from the Comics Spain line (no visible markings in this image though), but it looks to be made with a different type of plastic / rubber, as its very shiny. Its also possible that this figure was sprayed or dipped in an substance that would cause the same result. Its one of a few paint error C-3PO figures known.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Teebo Key Ring: Becoming More Common?

Over the years, a few Teebo key rings have surfaced at auction, this year a few more appeared - making this collectible a bit more common to find. We also have confirmation from a Spanish seller that these were indeed produced as a novelty item. The various Ewoks were most often produced as key rings, though a Dulok sample has also been found. Teebo is the most common, followed by Latara.