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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:18 am

Not a figure but a vehicle. My discolored Slave 1. Is this counted too Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:25 am

It looks like it been through the (clone) wars.

Here's another....



Prune Face "Pale" Limbs

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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:40 am

@walkie wrote:
It looks like it been through the (clone) wars.


Looks like it came out of a space slugs arse more like it lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:54 am



Lobot (2x), 8D8, Han Bespin, and Prune Face added to the overview on page 1.

Thanks for posting, guys!


Sulaiman: Interesting battle weathered Slave I.

There are more of these yellowed vehicles posted in another TIG thread, discussing the use of hydrogen peroxide to white them up.

I could not find it so fast... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:51 am

'Yellow Belly' AT-AT Driver


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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:37 am

2-1B with discoloured paint on torso.
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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:04 pm

Luke Bespin "Light" Limbs c/o eBAY



Leia Boushh "Rosey Cream" Limbs





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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:54 am

Boba Fett (3 pales limb and head)




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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:19 am

@Dr Dengar wrote:


Sulaiman: Interesting battle weathered Slave I.

There are more of these yellowed vehicles posted in another TIG thread, discussing the use of hydrogen peroxide to white them up.

I could not find it so fast... Sad


Found it now:

@Rawlin wrote:
I have done a lot of experimentation and restoring yellowing of figures and ships the past year. Where the largest have been a Imperial Shuttle.




(A little proof of concept I did soon a year ago, where half is restored. My photoskills also evolved during this time lol)


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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:03 am

Do you have the original link it looks an interesting read?

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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:12 am

@walkie wrote:
Do you have the original link it looks an interesting read?

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t3134-boba-fett-loose-variant-in-depth-discussion-about-discoloration-and-yellowing

It started as a good thread but after a while the whole discussion went down the drain.

That's the reason I started this thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:17 am


Thumbnails of AT AT Driver, 2-1B, Luke Bespin, Leia Boussh, and Boba Fett have been added to page 1.

Thanks for the pictures!

I also included a small acknowledgement section on page 1 for those who have contributed pictures sofar.


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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:50 am

Not a figure but another example of discolouration. The die cast vehicle range are made of metal but also contain plastic parts that can discolour.


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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:47 am

Luke X-Wing Pilot with one dark leg from eBAY.


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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:51 am

"Mouldy" limbs Chewbacca


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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:01 am

Max Rebo with discoloured torso (aswell as the usual faded limbs & head). The pattern of discolouration to the upper torso would appear to be due to direct sunlight/UV damage, as the lower troso (protected by the organ) & area under the arms are unaffected.
You can thank my daughter for this one as she insisted on having it. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:15 am

Poor Max that's an awful sunburn.

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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:56 pm

Heres a great example of a "Green Limbs" Chewy in mid transformation . I know we have all seen plenty of these guys but it seems like most I have seen had completely green limbs or like 1 or 2 limbs all green and the others all brown . This figures left arm is actually 1/2 green and 1/2 brown and his left leg shows partial discoloration as well .
To me this is sort of a "missing link" that pretty well shows without a doubt that the green limbs is just discoloration , plastic degradation or whatever you want to call it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:02 am



James, congrats digging up this great piece of evidence for the discolouration theory. :clap:

So now we know for sure:


Green Chewie = Degraded Plastic.

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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:14 am

A really good thread, a very useful and informative read, well done Marco. I completely agree with everything said on the first couple of pages. I have a golden torso zuckuss in my collection although the discolouration is only on the front. You can use the pics for the thread if you find them useful. Well done again on a brilliant and informative thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:49 pm



I think he's wet himself!

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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:34 am

Lando was busted during a coke raid...


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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:07 pm

I bought bespin leia with green limbs off eBay....
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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:09 pm

What are the thought on different body textures. Are those variations? I have a hammerhead with a smooth and a textured body.
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PostSubject: Re: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Discolored Figures But Were Afraid to Ask.    Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:46 am



Luke X-Wing, Max Reebo, Chewbacca, Barada, and Zuckuss have been added to the overview on page 1.

Thanks for posting, guys! Very Happy


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