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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:10 pm

I never knew there were variations in the Power Droid molds for the Kenner 3 3/4 scale figures.

There are some with a bigger "V" on the side than others.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:16 pm



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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue May 20, 2014 5:24 am

Maybe I did know and just forgot???
Luis Villagomez: Lili is a short name for Liliana or Elizabeth, Lili was the first name of the company as "Muñecas Lili" (Lili dolls) for girls and the lines for boys was "Juguetes Ledy" (Ledy Toys) I dont know what Ledy means. So they put togheter the complete name as Muñecas Lili, Juguetes Ledy, (Lili Ledy)





and look at the black seat behind the cannons on top of the transporter


well it's not a seat it's a radar dish?????

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue May 20, 2014 11:00 am

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Maybe I did know and just forgot???
Luis Villagomez: Lili is a short name for Liliana or Elizabeth, Lili was the first name of the company as "Muñecas Lili" (Lili dolls) for girls and the lines for boys was "Juguetes Ledy" (Ledy Toys) I dont know what Ledy means. So they put togheter the complete name as Muñecas Lili, Juguetes Ledy, (Lili Ledy)






Cool. I never knew that either, or have seen that old logo before.

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue May 20, 2014 12:42 pm

Prisoner immobilization units for brainwashing prisoners.  lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue May 20, 2014 7:24 pm

I didn't know the history of the name, either. Still learning after all these years. But I DID know the black thing on top of the transporter was a radar dish!
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sat May 31, 2014 10:34 pm

While approximately 10% of the population is left handed, only about 3% of the vintage line are left handed.

I'm talking about the standard vintage line, 93 figures and I'm considering Ben, Vader and Luke FB to be right handed because of their sabers. I believe there are three figures that are left handed, does anyone know off the top of their head (no looking at your collection or google assist etc!) which ones they are?
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:36 am

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While approximately 10% of the population is left handed, only about 3% of the vintage line are left handed.

I'm talking about the standard vintage line, 93 figures and I'm considering Ben, Vader and Luke FB to be right handed because of their sabers. I believe there are three figures that are left handed, does anyone know off the top of their head (no looking at your collection or google assist etc!) which ones they are?

Cool. Can't think of the three left-handers atm. But does this mean IG-88 is ambidextrous?


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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:38 am

Tusken raider, yoda, Greedo, hamnerhead, ugnaught, general Madine

Yeah, plus Luke Bespin and Luke jedi, both ambidextrous  Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:30 am

For the purposes of my question I was excluding 'ambidextrous' characters under the assumption that if they were carrying two accessories then they were likely right handed, or at least not uniquely left handed. So Luke Bespin, Luke Jedi, Sand People and IG-88 don't count Smile To be specific I was looking for characters that would find it very difficult if not impossible to hold their accessory in their right hand.

OK, General Lando and Luke Poncho don't count either just because both their hands are equally useless at holding a gun!

The figures I was referring too were Hammerhead, Greedo and Ugnaught but as Chris rightly pointed out, Yoda is also left handed so I got it wrong too  Embarassed  Well done Chris! So roughly 4% of the vintage line are left handed Smile

Oh, and Madine is definitely right handed.
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:44 am

@Dax wrote:


OK, General Lando and Luke Poncho don't count either just because both their hands are equally useless at holding a gun!

 lol! lol! lol! lol! 

I btw disagree on Yoda! Of course if your are right handed you have your walking stick in your left hand....so you can do things with your right hand.....am I wrong???
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:47 am

...and you forgot: Barada! Lefthanded ONLY! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:01 am

I guess you could argue that Yoda's right hand is actually wielding 'The Force' but I think that's a bit of a stretch Smile

I must concede on Barada though, you're absolutely right! OK, so we're up to 5 figures now, and my credibility as a toy nerd in tatters. At least I can show this thread to my girlfriend as proof I'm not really an uber geek Smile Ironically, pointing to a Star Wars collecting forum at which you are a member as evidence you're not a geek is self defeating.

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:52 am

lol!  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:15 pm

I have just learned that there is also a Made in Korea version for the 12-inch Chewie (next to a HK version).




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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:16 pm

There is more than one POTF coin mint: WWM have burnished edges the ridges are not as pronounced,  vs Osborne
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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:01 am

I didn't know that vintage star wars toys were also manufactured Singapore and Canada!




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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:43 am

I was always curious about the Micro-Collection figures too. Pretty cool that other countries got in on production: http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t2364p15-micro-ships-thread?highlight=micro


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Thought I'd bump up this thread with my first Micro vehicle - the X-Wing which I'm really impressed with  Very Happy But I was a bit curious about some of the COO information on the box...

The box states that the mini-figures might've been made in Singapore, Canada, Mexico or UK. Anyone know any info on these factories and did they produce other SW toys? I guess the mini-figures are too small for a COO stamp. But it would've been cool to see 'Made In Singapore' stamped as a coo! I noticed James, earlier on in the thread, had also posted some box coo info on an Australian distributed micro toy... so there seems to be some interesting connections to different countries with the micro range!





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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:00 am

OK... with all the love that Palitoy 30 backs get for the infamous 10 hard-copy/pre-production figures on the back, I just realized that some of the same figures also appear on Kenner 41 A & B & Cs (can't find a C to confirm right now, but I am sure it is too). I am not sure how I missed them before and I am sure some of you already knew this, but it was news to me!  Shocked

So as it would appear, the figures used on the Paitoy backs are the same but it is too hard to be 100% sure. They just might be painted in a similar style. Too tough to confirm since the 41 backs' images are tiny. But with the exception of Luke, Lando and Bossk, the rest all appear to be the same hard-copy/pre-production figures.

Pretty cool and since the 41 A-C cards are among my favorites anyway, that just adds a little more to them. Smile

Kenner 41B as reference (Kenner Canada has the same image too)


For reference, Palitoy 30A (cleaned up and reversed):


anyway.........

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:05 am

As shown on these instructions issued by Kenner Canada, Canadian's can't spell unsure


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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:53 pm

Jay, it is likely that the hard copies used for the Palitoy cards are the same as the 41 backs with the exception of Luke Bespin and Bossk as you mentioned. I still think Lando might be the same as he still has black painted shoes and the cape is creased the same.

And because it has been brought up, then I have to post the picture that I never tire of posting Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:42 am

The negative image of R2's colour scheme is....


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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:41 am

They spelled it wrong on the first line but correctly on the second line, too funny!  I guess they forgot to add Dagobah to the spell-checker dictionary, eh?  pirat

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As shown on these instructions issued by Kenner Canada, Canadian's can't spell unsure

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:15 pm

A few posts back I admitted I didn't realize that the Kenner (US & CA) 41B backs also made use of some pre-production hard copy figures seen on the Palitoy 30 back.
And man, if the detail game was going on, I would loose horribly!
A few other backs from Kenner (US & CA) also used a few!

I outlined the other figures used in green, but basically on the 31 and 32 backs, FX-7 and IG-88 were used. And most likely Lando.
Man I feel dumb not catching them before.

I can't really tell on the Lando, but looking at the cape, I think so.



Anyway...............

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PostSubject: Re: The "I didn't know that till just now" thread   Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:26 am

I plan on putting together a budget set (or close to) of loose figures this year (with ORIGINAL weapons) for a friend. I hadn't remembered that you need 7 Imperial blasters, 7 Bespin blasters & 7 smuggler blasters.
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