ESB41A 3PO upgraded!

by Bill Cable
on 2020-03-11, 07:00:38

I completed my domestic MOC run of Vintage C-3POs long ago (with a couple notable exceptions). I was always pretty picky about condition, especially back when you actually could be picky since Vintage Star Wars MOCs were readily available. Still, there were a few I picked up in a condition that was less than my norm.

One of those was my ESB41A - Survival Kit offer. The card was cherry, but the bubble was pinched at the top corner. And banged-up bubbles bother me a lot. And while ESB41As aren't particularly rare, it was a card I didn't really want to spend a ton to upgrade.

I attended ToyPAlooza in Pittsburgh over the weekend, and after walking through the entire show and finding zero C-3POs I wanted, I walked past the very last booth I needed to check on my way to the exit. That happened to be the D and E Collectibles booth, the guys who run the show. And I noticed a bin full of Vintage MOCs sitting on the floor. On a lark, I decided to dig through them. And the next-to-last figure I uncovered was an ESB41A 3PO. With a cherry bubble. For a reasonable price. Image

My upgrade does have a box cutter slice across the part of the back of it, otherwise it'd easily grade an 85. But on the scale of damage that bothers me, a slice you can barely see is far less severe than a crushed bubble. So I'm entirely happy.

Now it's time to sell my original. And like I said, I got it for a reasonable price! Were I so inclined, I could probably sell my old one for nearly double what I paid. But since D and E cut me such a good deal, I'm going to pay it forward, and sell my old one for exactly what I spent on my upgrade. I offer to you, for $150 + shipping, this ESB41A unpunched MOC: Image Image Image Image Image

Payment should be made via PayPal gift. I'll calculate shipping based on your location and send you the total.

And while we're here, I have another couple other things to get rid of. First off, here's this minty Wonder Bread dangler. $25 + shipping: Image Image

And finally, here's a lot of Vintage cardbacks, three of them with bubbles partially attached. $20 + shipping: Image

Email me at with your mailing address and I'll get back to you with your total. is not affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd. or any of its licensees... damn them to hell. Can't they see a golden opportunity when they see it? Buy us, you fools! You already own our souls and all our money... buy US!!! This site uses Google Analytics. It does not collect or share any additional user data.
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