Some sweet British bootleg sticker goodness!

by Bill Cable
on 2020-08-26, 08:13:39

One of the most persuasive reasons I could give to newbie collectors for becoming a character focus collector would be: "When people realize you're a character focus collector, they give you stuff for free!" Happens to me all the time. For example, I've been getting cards in the mail recently from Cathy Kendrick, a trading card collector who's thinning out her collection. It's just a few different 3PO cards from random series each time, but they're all 3PO stuff she sends because I collect 3PO stuff.

Well, a few weeks back I received a PM through Facebook from Martin Woodgate:

Morning Bill, hope you’re well - re your focus, checking to see if you have one of these... British Bootleg 'Fascal' sticker from 1977/78.

I did not. He said 3PO's an easy one to get and he's clearing out his dupes. And he said he'd mail me one for free. It's like when you have a character focus collection, the thing just builds itself!

It arrived in the mail last week, and man is this thing awesome. I love the old, bold, spot-color aesthetic of the late '70s that shows up in a lot of unlicensed Star Wars products. The art on this one, in particular, is brilliantly done. The chessy awful-looking bootleg stuff has it's charm, but I can't help but better appreciate stuff that's well-done. Image

Here's a photo of the full set he sent me. Note the "Darth VADAR" error and the "Millenium Falcon" error. Unless that's how they spell millennium in the UK? I know they like to throw extra 'U's into a lot of words. Maybe to make up for that they eschew double-'N's as superfluous? Image

Big thanks to Martin for hooking me up! Now I gotta find the perfect spot to display this thing in The Protocol-osseum! 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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