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PostSubject: LL Ackbar among these?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:47 am

Hi guys,

I would appreciate your help with identifying a possible LL Ackbar. I learned from this forum that is really difficult to identify a LL Ackbar from pictures, but I give it a try anyway.

Actually after reading all the info, it is still a bit unclear to me how to distinguish a LL Ackbar. I try to summarize:

  • The LL eye should be a bright pale yellow, matt in appearance
  • The pupil to his eye is like a brown colour.
  • The paint on the hands is darker,
  • The head is not as glossy,
  • The paint on his belt pouch is darker.
  • The data stamp is exactly the same as Kenner's so that won't help you for identification:


Below are pictures of four Ackbars (from left to right, resp. A, B, C, D).
  • Ackbar “A” entered my collection in a baggie via a mail offer when I was twelve years old, so I guess it is pretty safe assuming this is not a LL, and consequently can serve as a Kenner reference for the other three.
  • Ackbar “B” was sold to me as a LL a few months ago
  • Ackbar “C” and “D” were obtained as possible LL.


What do you guys think. Is there any LL among these? Why (not)?


Cheers,

Marco

Here are the pics (Ackbars A till D, from L to R)









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PostSubject: Re: LL Ackbar among these?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:32 am

welcome

Welcome to TIG Dr Dengar

nice photos, LL not my expertise but I'm sure one of the LL guys here will chime in soon with some thoughts.
Good luck Smile

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PostSubject: Re: LL Ackbar among these?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:41 am

the first three are for sure NOT Ledy!

I would say the 4th. (far right) is Ledy!

Ahh and welcome to the site Wink

AND BTW: Lots of Info about Ledy in the net is wrong....so be carefull!

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PostSubject: Re: LL Ackbar among these?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:23 pm

@wbobafett wrote:
the first three are for sure NOT Ledy!

I would say the 4th. (far right) is Ledy!



Thanks for your welcomes guys!

Good to hear that at least one of the Ackbars comes from Mexico instead of Mon Calamari Very Happy

Wolff: what are the unique traits of no. 4 making it a possible Ledy?

Cheers,

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PostSubject: Re: LL Ackbar among these?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:27 pm

the eyes!

The paint is unique to HK coos as far as I know! There also exist 2 different no coo Ackbars with similar eyepaint (both Meccano)....so Ledy can mainly be recognized on the eyes Wink

I also checked your Yodas.....difficult too! Make some coo shots from the yodas in the other thread. Im not sure if all three figures are Ledy!

Hope I could help Smile

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PostSubject: Re: LL Ackbar among these?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:31 pm

more info on the others???

1 and 2 are the same variants and are often sold as Ledy on ebay! This figure is a cool variant: the dark painted claps (hands), the lighter head, etc.
But both are not Ledy!

The third one is a normal HK variant! Nothing special here...its the standard Ackbar (not in europe...here is Taiwan coo standard Smile )



One question: where did you purchased #4???

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PostSubject: Re: LL Ackbar among these?   Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:05 pm

Impressive expert knowledge, I have to say!

Thanks for the great help Wolff!

No. 2 was indeed bought via ebay. I am pretty sure however that the seller was unaware of this Ackbar not being a Ledy. I will inform him nonetheless.

At a later moment I will post some COO pics of the Yodas in the other thread.

Cheers,

Marco

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EDIT by Dr D 24 Feb 2012:

Look here for a description of the Lili Ledy Ackbar.

Admiral Ackbar

Figure D in this thread lacks the reddish brown pupil which is typical for Ledy and is therefore considered a Kenner figure as well. Figure D is the same figure as Figure 4 in the pics below (taken from Ackbar's entry in the Lili Ledy thread).

Comparison between Ackbar figures with COO #1. From left to right: 1 (Kenner), 2 (Ledy), 3(Ledy), 4 (Kenner).


Comparison between Ackbar figures with COO #1. From left to right: 1 (Kenner), 2 (Ledy), 3(Ledy), 4 (Kenner).


Comparison between Ackbar figures with COO #1. From left to right: 1 (Kenner), 2 (Ledy), 3(Ledy), 4 (Kenner).


Comparison between Ackbar figures with COO #1. Counterclockwise starting at the top: 1 (Kenner), 2 (Ledy), 3 (Ledy), 4 (Kenner).


Comparison between Ackbar figures with COO #1. Counterclockwise starting at the top: 1 (Kenner), 2 (Ledy), 3 (Ledy), 4 (Kenner).


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