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sirt8669
10-13-2011, 07:47 PM
I think this is the right place to post this but seems like no one posts in here lol

I just picked this up off ebay and was wondering if anyone knew the history on it, other than what the seller mentioned and if that is true or not.

1990 GI Joe Sky Raven Prototype MISB Sealed RARE | eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230681244044)


http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1990-GI-Joe-Sky-Raven-Prototype-MISB-Sealed-RARE-/00/$(KGrHqN,!hEE5pWj!1gCBOiLH9otv!~~_12.JPG

wild weasel tank buster
10-13-2011, 08:14 PM
I honestly don't know what to say because I've seen packaged mockups but I don't see what the point of boxing a prototpe sky raven, they usually do that for window box items(like say the target exclusive rattlers and skystriekrs). If it was just a package mock up I'd say its legit but if its a sealed sky raven I really don't know what to say.

sirt8669
10-13-2011, 08:17 PM
We will see once I get my hands on it.

spiderpumpkin
10-13-2011, 08:53 PM
Hopefully this is what's inside.

http://pictures.roboskull.com/2011/oct/sm/sky2.JPG (http://pictures.roboskull.com/2011/oct/sm/sky2.JPG)

sirt8669
10-13-2011, 09:38 PM
I am actually hoping its a white one lol

Net-Viper X
10-14-2011, 10:15 PM
If that thing is white I'm not sure I could wrap my head around how cool that would be, it boggles the mind to think about it.

cageyJG
10-14-2011, 10:50 PM
You don't have much of a choice except to open that bad boy and check contents.

tmc008
10-18-2011, 08:39 AM
Hopefully there IS something in there. LOL. Just kidding. Do you plan on opening it? I sure hope so.

sirt8669
10-18-2011, 06:05 PM
I do want to open it but if all that is inside is a Sky Raven that is plain, not sure its worth opening but I keep hearing different stories as to what is actually inside.

Tolan
10-19-2011, 08:41 AM
..you wont be happy...

cageyJG
10-19-2011, 09:03 AM
This is getting to be like Al Capone's vault :p

I am guessing it will have the chrome finish, since the box's sticker proclaims its chromed, and this model is what - to have a model to show the factory or some execs who are going to approve the final design.

Why would HAS be distributing prototypes in this case without the chrome finish? Since it's a follow-up to the original Raven, there would be no need to prove the original shell design, they'd just be showing off the chrome.

Got a friend with the TSA?

deadfish
10-19-2011, 11:59 AM
One way is the sniff test and I believe Cagey will back me up on this.first smell a regular night raven and then a sky patrol vehicle.smell the difference?then find a seam on the box and sniff you will definetly smell the difference....

cageyJG
10-19-2011, 02:29 PM
Actually, holy geez - Deadfish is on to something. The chroming should actually leave behind a slightly more acrid scent like estery. Is there any way you can get to an original Night Raven for comparison????

sirt8669
10-19-2011, 09:40 PM
Not sure how to sniff it through an acrylic case but ok lol

wild weasel tank buster
10-19-2011, 09:47 PM
whats acrilic :D

If you crack open the ahem acrylic case you'll probably get a good whiff of whatever the contents smell like, I don't imagine a need to open the box(Open it!! :) )

notpicard
10-20-2011, 12:02 AM
This item is legit. I have seen it in person. I am not sure why it exists, perhaps it was just to demonstrate where and how stickers are to be applied where they were boxing them.

deadfish
10-20-2011, 10:25 AM
yeah,the acrylic box must open and if it's been in there awhile you'll smell it plain as day.

sirt8669
10-22-2011, 05:02 PM
whats acrilic :D

If you crack open the ahem acrylic case you'll probably get a good whiff of whatever the contents smell like, I don't imagine a need to open the box(Open it!! :) )


Yah, I was using my phone to post lol for some reason it came out as acrilic and I didn't catch it, oh well.

I will open it, no sense in it being in an acylic case and not know what is inside.

wild weasel tank buster
10-22-2011, 05:10 PM
get it on vid!

sirt8669
10-22-2011, 05:11 PM
It will be for sure!

TOPSON
10-22-2011, 05:33 PM
I talked with the owner of the other white boxed sky raven like I told you about on the other forum. He said the tape dried up and opened on its own. He pulled back the flap and saw a regular chromed sky raven. Sorry man, but I would not open that if I was you.
Chris

sirt8669
10-22-2011, 05:35 PM
Yah, I was thinking the same. Also Chris, his was the same right? No different than this one?

TOPSON
10-22-2011, 08:27 PM
Yah, I was thinking the same. Also Chris, his was the same right? No different than this one?

Correct. They are the same. The original seller had at least three of them. Also, it makes sense that the actual item would be in the box, if it was a test piece to go through the sticker machine. They would want to use a box with the correct weight and size.

This is still a great piece, but I doubt it will contain any unknown gems. You still stole this at the price you won it for. Like Kevin, I too have a proof sheet (he traded one to me) for this one and that was why I also wanted it.

Chris

sirt8669
10-22-2011, 08:48 PM
Correct. They are the same. The original seller had at least three of them. Also, it makes sense that the actual item would be in the box, if it was a test piece to go through the sticker machine. They would want to use a box with the correct weight and size.

This is still a great piece, but I doubt it will contain any unknown gems. You still stole this at the price you won it for. Like Kevin, I too have a proof sheet (he traded one to me) for this one and that was why I also wanted it.

Chris

Thanks for the info Chris. If you are interested in it, let me know, maybe we can work something out.

wild weasel tank buster
10-22-2011, 09:14 PM
lmk if it has any paperwork, inserts, or stickers in it

sirt8669
10-22-2011, 09:19 PM
We will see what happens with it!

sirt8669
10-25-2011, 04:19 PM
Its finally here! It is quite heavy and the AFA casing is very nice!

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/sirt8669/My%20Joes/IMG_3584.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/sirt8669/My%20Joes/IMG_3585.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/sirt8669/My%20Joes/IMG_3586.jpg

tmc008
10-25-2011, 06:47 PM
So did they change sticker placement for production? I remember the "Sky Patrol" sticker being up in the red, white and blue part of the GIJoe.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-GI-JOE-CHROME-SKY-RAVEN-MINT-BOX-/160667775575?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25688bb257

sirt8669
10-25-2011, 09:16 PM
It appears so yes

Tolan
10-25-2011, 09:26 PM
The "mock up box" is also unlike the retail version in that...

A. it is a flat chip board sytle cardboard rather than an open cell corugated box

B. is two halves, top and bottom (like a dress shirt box) rather than a single piece cardboard


*closes notebook*

tmc008
10-26-2011, 04:39 PM
So what was the point of this? To show how the stickers would come out? And to see the product? I'm just curious...

wild weasel tank buster
10-26-2011, 08:07 PM
for hasbro to show the sticker placement on the box as well as making sure the raven would fit the packaging(not that it wouldn't after the '86 release but whatever)

tmc008
10-27-2011, 01:01 PM
for hasbro to show the sticker placement on the box as well as making sure the raven would fit the packaging(not that it wouldn't after the '86 release but whatever)

Well, my question kind of pertained to a few posts. Like, since the box isn't the one they used in production and the "Sky Patrol" sticker isn't where it ended up then what is the point? Was this one basically a test and then they said "no-go"? That's what I'm asking. I know the point behind a prototype.

wild weasel tank buster
10-27-2011, 05:22 PM
gotcha, just took the question the wrong way

sirt8669
11-06-2011, 07:48 PM
The Sky Raven now has a new home! Was opened prior to finding a new home too.

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