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PostSubject: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:58 pm

Guys just a heads up there is a new REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!

Here is a picture from the auction -



I may need to purchase one to get high resolution pictures so we can see what or if anything sets it apart from the real thing.

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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:29 pm

Let me know if you need someone to contribute some funds Jay.

Edit: fucking autocomplete on mobile phones.

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Guys just a heads up there is a new REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!

Here is a picture from the auction -

I may need to purchase one to get high resolution pictures so we can see what or if anything sets it apart from the real thing.
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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:08 pm

Geez, the scammers out there are realy fkn up the vintage with repro crap.

Good work Jay

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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Thu May 20, 2010 3:46 pm

Guys I need you help!

Can everone with loose yodas put the snake in water and let me
know on this thread if it floats or sinks.

I got one of these Repros in the post and will be posting more info later.

Cheers jay

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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Thu May 20, 2010 3:54 pm

I got these 3 Yodas but i now belive the orange snake is fake as its platic not rubber but all 3 snakes sink, The detail on the orange is a lot lower quality than the other 2

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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Thu May 20, 2010 4:47 pm

All I have is the brown snake. It sunk like a rock. Hope that helps.

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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Thu May 20, 2010 5:24 pm

Just checked my orange snake, sunk fast than the Titanic.
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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Thu May 20, 2010 7:05 pm

Guys original Yoda Snakes actually sink in water so your all ok Smile

Here is a few pictures of the new Yoda Snake REPRO Against an Original can you tell which is which?






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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Fri May 21, 2010 5:34 am

Any takers on the above photos?

I have to say this is the best REPRO to hit the market ever and is near identical to the original!

The more people that can do the float test on their genuine Yoda Snakes the better!!

Myself and Emiel have been buying up these new style REPRO's so we can collate the research and put together a guide to benefit all vintage collectors but without your help we can only go so far.

At the moment all the tests carried out show that Original Snakes sink but i need to confirm that this is the case across the board and includes all the different versions / releases of Yoda so your input will be invaluble.

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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Fri May 21, 2010 6:55 am

3 X orange snakes: all sank. Is the top snake the same as the bottom one? scratch
EDIT: 5 X brown snakes (including LL) sank


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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Fri May 21, 2010 6:58 am

@aussiejames wrote:
3 X orange snakes: all sank. Is the top snake the same as the bottom one? scratch

One of those snakes in the pictures above is the REPRO and the other one is a genuine Snake. Same with the close up shots one close up is of the original the other close up is of the REPRO.

Any takers as to which is which?

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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Fri May 21, 2010 8:13 am

From the first pix, the top is real, bottom repro. Thats going by the scales on the snake. The circles are a give away.
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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Fri May 21, 2010 8:53 am

@Chris_J wrote:
From the first pix, the top is real, bottom repro. Thats going by the scales on the snake. The circles are a give away.

Good spot Chris although they scales vary a bit on originals as well. The colour is also slightly different but not by much.

This is probably the best REPRO I have seen so far ill be adding so more items from the New REPRO wave over the weeks.

Now the crazy thing! Original Yoda Snakes Sink in water but this REPRO Yoda snake Floats so this is an easy way to tell the 2 apart.


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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Fri May 21, 2010 9:03 am

Another thing is the eye detail looks too sharp compared to the real one. They are getting better at the craft.
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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Fri May 21, 2010 9:07 am

Man... some people!!! frustrated :pitch fork: frustrated :pitch fork:

I wonder how much some of these repro dealers make in a year?!?!?!?
unsure unsure unsure unsure


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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Fri May 21, 2010 9:08 am

@aussiejames wrote:
... Is the top snake the same as the bottom one?
answer: YES tongue
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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Fri May 21, 2010 9:13 am

@Chris_J wrote:
Another thing is the eye detail looks too sharp compared to the real one. They are getting better at the craft.

I notice that as well Chris its funny you would think like the float test it would be the other way around!

These pictures are macro close ups when you have the 2 snakes in your hand its very very hard to tell them apart!

I have just got the New Wave Gam Guard Axe REPRO through the post as well but i dont actually own an original Gam Guard Axe :opps: to compare it to lol

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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Fri May 21, 2010 11:12 am

Post a pix if you can and I'll compare it to the one I have, or someone will be glad to. I'd take a shot of mine, but crappy camera's macro doesn't work anymore since the camera froze last year.
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PostSubject: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!    Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:55 pm

Hi-a, and welcome to me.

I'll just shortly introduce myself leading into a question regarding an orange Yoda snake (skip the next section to get there).

I was born early eighties and grew up with most of the great toy lines of that generation. Sold most it when I hit puberty and acquired other interest. About a handful of years ago I came across the Devilman series from Fewture. That and an interest in sculpting eventually ended me back with a lot of the by now vintage series. I really enjoy having all the stuff I had back then and maybe even more, getting all the figures I didn't have. I've been particularly lucky in getting my Star Wars collection together past the last couple of years. Mainly interested in the figures and the different mold and sculpt variations hereof. I've mainly been buying up small collections to get figures at a somewhat reasonably average. Along the line I've been checking the stuff I got against the archives of Rebel Scum and the Gunnery. Most of the stuff I've acquired seems to be legit (most have come from age old storage or other collectors) but a few things sort of stick out and I can't quite figure them out against the information in the repro section.

I have three items which seems suspicious to me. One is the orange Yoda snake, unlike the brown I have, which is rubbery and can be stretched close to a straight line, this is definitely plastic and couldn't be stretch without breaking. I never had Yoda as a kid so I don't know how the are supposed feel. The orange snake also do not have the same mold markings on the bottom side like the brown does. The only pour in/ out I've been able to locate is at the very end of the tail. The thing is however, the orange snake sinks and the head matches the brown snake (it is not pointy like the repro example on the pic above in the thread)?

there is a link to pics of the two snakes I have here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/84235436@N03/sets/72157630959626370/with/7735413832/

There is also a couple of pics of two Madine staffs, one of which are clearly longer than the other. I cant' quite figure them out against the info in the gunnery repro section.

Also I have pics of a Vader cape with very strange looking texture. I've not yet compared that to the other Vader cape I have. I will do that one of the coming days and put up pics comparing size and texture.

Any help or hints on these two would also be greatly appreciated.

Cheers and Tally-Ho! -Philip
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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:21 pm

welcome to TIG.

The orange snake should be made from a harder plastic & sink in water, so they are good signs that yours is original. The repro dicussed here floats in water. The orange snake was released with the early ESB pale skinned Yodas. The soft brown snakes came with later releases.

The Vader cape looks like the Palitoy version (leathery texture).

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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:22 pm

Hey, thanks!

I had thought the orange snake was also rubbery but that's promising. I did get with the light green version of Yoda.

Looked into Darth Vader cape and I see there are actually a couple of version with a bit rougher texture. I'll write that one off as well.

What about the Madine staff, any sugs? Those two version really are far apart. The longer version is much more translucent than the shorter.
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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:27 am

No problem, we're all here to help eachother! Very Happy

Genuine orange snakes are not rubbery. I have several examples & have seen many more. They are always made from a stiff plastic. Only the brown ones are soft & rubbery.

I was unsure about the Madine staff, as I only have 2 examples, both of mine are opaque. Hopefully other members with more experience of this accessory will chime in & give you an answer.
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PostSubject: Re: New REPRO Yoda Orange Yoda Snake has hit the market and its made from Plastic so be careful!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:30 pm

Well your help is much appreciated. Variations and repros is quite a big field. I'll put the question regarding the Madine staff forth in another thread, it is sort of a bit tugged away here.
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