Lot 700: STAR WARS DEATH STAR PLAYSET:
22 October 2016
Hanham, Bristol, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: STAR WARS DEATH STAR PLAYSET: An original rare vintage Star Wars Palitoy made ' Death Star ' playset. The playset being 100% complete with all clips, guns and top canopy. Within the original Palitoy box. Generally very good condition. One tape repair to the playset, a small crack to the top plastic canopy (replaceable) and the box with some tape repairs. The card panels generally bright and clear. Shown assembled, but will be disassembled for transport. Rare. Lacking instruction manual only. When first partnered with Kenner, Palitoy hit a problem with the original Death Star set and under pressure to keep costs low, they found it impossible to make Kenner's all-plastic Death Star within budget, so instead in time for Christmas 1978, they created their own entirely original design. The cardboard hemisphere you see here was that end result. Survival rates of such sets are low as the card is easily bent / ripped and the small clips lost or broken. A very nice example.