Lot # 1: 1978 Star Wars: Vinyl Cape Jawa PALITOY AFA 80 (Only 4 AFA Graded Examples in Existence)

Category: Platinum Lots

Starting Bid: $2,500.00

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Item was in Auction "2024 Summer Premier Auction",
which ran from 6/28/2024 5:00 PM to
7/14/2024 5:00 PM

-Mythic piece, thought to be non-existent a decade ago

-One of the rarest production action figures in the hobby

-Only a total of FOUR examples graded in the 20+ year history of AFA


Presented is one of the most highly sought-after action figures in the hobby, one that needs no introduction: the 1978 Star Wars “Vinyl Cape” Jawa PALITOY on 12-back card. We are incredibly thrilled to be the first auction house to bring a genuine AFA graded example to market. 

It’s well-known that the Vinyl Cape Jawa is one of the most valuable Star Wars action figures in the hobby. High-grade Kenner examples typically sell in the $35,000-$40,000 range, with the most recent sale realizing $36,603 in March of this year. Our offered example is considered the “holy grail” of VCJ releases – on coveted PALITOY card. Until 2012 or so, the VCJ Palitoy was a mystery. There were rumors but no hard evidence that one actually existed. Threads on the Rebel Scum message board echo the sentiment at the time, click here. Finally in 2013, questions were answered when the first AFA example was posted, click here


By the numbers (as of June 2024):

Kenner VCJ -   188 examples have been graded by AFA 

Palitoy VCJ -   4 examples have been graded by AFA


Our offering is simply magnificent. Superb PALITOY card front and back. Crystal clear bubble with no dents or fractures. The VCJ action figure looks terrific, sporting a beautiful vinyl cape with the blaster still taped next to him. A truly remarkable piece, the “holy grail” of Vinyl Cape Jawa, one reserved to the most elite Star Wars collection. Freshly graded in 2024.

Encapsulated by AFA (80, 80-85-80), #11272673


For this listing, LCG Auctions is offering qualified individuals a 90-day time payment plan with a 30% non-refundable deposit due within two weeks after the close of the auction.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, please contact us at [email protected] before bidding. 

Estimate: $50,000 – $100,000

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