First time posting on this forum. Mods, if this is in the wrong board, feel free to move it to the appropriate one.
Anyway, an acquaintance from my church recently pulled a large Yoda statue from her parent's attic that she is willing to sell. When she first described it, I assumed it was 7194 Yoda, the UCS. However when she sent pictures (she's since moved out of state), it turns out it's from some promotional contest Target and Pepsi ran several years back where you had to guess the right number of pieces to win it. I tried to do what research I could, but aside from two listings on Ebay and a handful of really old forum threads, I am running up short on any real information.
I am planning to purchase the UCS R2-D2 soon and thought it would be nice to have the UCS Yoda standing next to him. But now I'm torn between tracking down the UCS Yoda and this promotional set. Is this thing more of a collector's item because it was a contest prize and not available for retail? What would it be valued at? It's still in the display case, which has some minor damage. The one completed Ebay listing I found only sold for $130, but it sounds like the case was more damaged than my friend's.
Between the two Yodas, which would you buy? Anybody have more details about this set (like how many were produced)? Thanks in advance!