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PostSubject: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:14 pm

Neeed a quick answer to this question?

The market has been flooded the last few years with repro
snowtrooper capes. Does anyone know if they were around
in 1996?
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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:21 pm

@Lee_m wrote:
Neeed a quick answer to this question?

The market has been flooded the last few years with repro
snowtrooper capes. Does anyone know if they were around
in 1996?

Possible but unlikely i would say Lee but then REPRO's kicked in from about 91 - 93 so i cant be 100% on way or the other.

That twat Nathan Edwards on eBay is responsible for the flood of fake snowtrooper capes recently he even does Tri Logo / YPS Repro Capes as well Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:40 am

Just want to bump this up and get more opinions..

Here are the capes in question..
They were purchased in 1996. Both are identical. Both from Hong Kong
snowtroopers. No zippy sound and thicker than normal. Not all
vintage capes have the zippy sound and i believe some may be thicker..

I am going to try and speak to scards(Mike) later .

More opinions please....vintage or repro?

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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:07 am

@Lee_m wrote:
Just want to bump this up and get more opinions..

Here are the capes in question..
They were purchased in 1996. Both are identical. Both from Hong Kong
snowtroopers. No zippy sound and thicker than normal. Not all
vintage capes have the zippy sound and i believe some may be thicker..

I am going to try and speak to scards(Mike) later .

More opinions please....vintage or repro?


Have you got some pics Lee?

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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:12 am

Are you not seeing the pics in the thread Jay?

That is the ones i am talking about.
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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:49 am

@Lee_m wrote:
Are you not seeing the pics in the thread Jay?

That is the ones i am talking about.

I can see them now bud i couldnt see them before.

Its dificult to identify capes via pics i would defo speak to mike i know some genuine snowtrooper capes dont have the zip sound.

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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:58 am

The repro snowtrooper capes were definitely around in 96 - I picked up a couple then to see what they were like. They are easily distinguishable from the originals - much thicker and stiffer than the real thing. My guess would be if you have capes bought around 15 years ago and you are having trouble telling if they are fake, then they are probably the real thing. The fuckers are getting better now so its getting harder to tell with any new repros...
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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:26 am

@b4nth4 wrote:
The repro snowtrooper capes were definitely around in 96 - I picked up a couple then to see what they were like. They are easily distinguishable from the originals - much thicker and stiffer than the real thing. My guess would be if you have capes bought around 15 years ago and you are having trouble telling if they are fake, then they are probably the real thing. The fuckers are getting better now so its getting harder to tell with any new repros...

Cheers for the input.

This is possibly not good news for me as you describe the two i have perfectly,
much thicker/stiffer. Thing is, they were not purchased from ebay but
very possibly from the earth or similar on-line store in the states in 1997.

I have spoken with Mike (scards) who is into his snowtroopers and he is pretty sure
they are genuine. I still have my doubts scratch

Can i get any more input from anyone on what they think?

Here's another pic..

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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:49 am

I also have a thick one....I always had me doubts on this....but I go for genuine with mine! First I thought it is 2 capes in one!

(There was a pic from a Leia cape I still have in mind....someone bought and there where two capes you could take appart! Very crazy story!)

Background: Some Plastic foil you can buy is double-ply. This is why they have one smooth and one side with pattern! I think Kenner could have used a similar material! After cutting the capes were splitted!


Anyway: Has nothing to do with this one...because I couldnt split mine! Ill check for pattern!

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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:58 am

okay: mine is the same:

no zip texture and thick!

so anyoneelse has an opinion on these???

I hjave thsi one for quite a few years, because i didnt bought capes anymore! maybe since 2000???

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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:53 am

me again:

I remebered a similar cape and found one:

There is some Vader capes: thick, no zipping textures! I would say its the sme material! Its the vader cape with the "stair" on one side!

I think Javi once posted a MOC in the vader thread!

IMO this is the same material and so I definatly go for legit!

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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:57 am

We live in a world were everything is faked.
I once dated a girl who had fake everything.Fake eyelashes,fake nail's, fake tit's even a fake ass enhancer her underware had pads in the ass to make it it phat.What a fkn dissapointment seeing that train wreck undress good thing the booze i drank made her look pretty. lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: How long have repro snowtrooper capes been around?   Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:38 am

Ill give this a bump!!!!

Nobody else has that thick cape and/or can confirm it beeing the same material variant as some tri vaders???
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