Lot # 72: 1982 MOTU: Faker 8-Back AFA 80y (First Release)

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "2022 Fall Premier Auction",
which ran from 9/30/2022 6:00 PM to
10/16/2022 5:00 PM

We are privileged to present an extraordinary collection of early release Series One “8-backs” from the wildly popular Masters of the Universe toyline.  These iconic action figures, released in 1982, were consigned from a single collection that was carefully curated over several years.  “8-Backs”, featuring the original eight characters on the reverse, are considered “Holy Grails” in the MOTU collecting community.

 Here we have a stellar first release Faker paired with the He-Man Meets Ram-Man comic.  As advanced MOTU collectors are well-aware, the 8-back Faker is nearly impossible to find with a clear or near-clear bubble.  Almost every example that has surfaced is plagued with an extremely yellow bubble.  Our example, miraculously, exhibits only a very faint tint and presents beautifully.  Equipped with desirable subgrades of 80 and above, this is one of the nicest examples of a first release Faker to have ever hit the open market. We expect high-end collectors to battle hard over this magnificent specimen.  Encapsulated by AFA (80y, 80-85-85), #1175574

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