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PostSubject: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 23, 2012 2:06 pm

Well, it appears that I seem to do this once a year, so I wanted to keep up with tradition. Wink

However, this time, I've tried to mix things up a bit. I constructed a lightbox in order to showcase some pieces a little more. That and to reduce the glare and flash from glass and acrylic. Besides, it was just fun to do. Very Happy

I have some more pics to upload later, but I need to get better pics of a few very special pieces. So keep checking back for more goodies!

I also, would be remiss if I didn't thank some people. Without the help and support of these fine people, my collection wouldn't be anything like it is today, you all know who you are. I do need to give mention to some very special people. Broc, Steve, Shawn and Joe. You guys have always been there for me to offer support, guidance and help with anything that I needed. I honestly, cannot thank you enough!

So without further adieu....


First up is the one piece that kicked it all off, my childhood Rebel Commando. He went on many adventures with me when I was a kid and he was the figure that kicked off this entire hobby for me.

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_ChildhoodRC_sm1


Next is some Pre-Production items:

Dynacast Hardcopy head -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_HCHead

Unpainted Protomold -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_UnpaintedProtoMold Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_UnpaintedProtoMold_exploded

Hand-painted Protomold -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_PaintedProtoMold Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_PaintedProtoMold_back

A fun little group shot -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_3DGroupShot

Overstock limbs and Non-Sonic Welded Rebel Commando (I know, not really pre-production, but I didn't know where else to put them) -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_NSWOverstock

1) Overstock limbs
2) NSW Rebel Commando

Baggies (again, I know they aren't pre-production Wink ) -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_Baggies

1) Kenner Baggie
2) Kenner Employee Store Baggie (Rebel Commando Sticker)
3) Kenner Employee Store Baggie (Rebel Commander Sticker)

35mm Photo Transparency of the cardback image -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_PhotoSlide

ROTJ Proof's -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_ROTJProofs1

1) ROTJ 65A Proof
2) ROTJ Bubble Test with double sided tape on the back
3) ROTJ 65C Cromalin

Unproduced POTF Proofs -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_POTFProofs

1) POTF Cromalin
2) POTF Proof w/2 square corners

Figure Blueprint (sorry for the glare, this is framed and it was tough to get a photo of it without the glare) -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_BluePrint

Internal Kenner Weapons transparency -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_WeaponTrans

This is a really cool item. It's hand drawn with a marker, on a transparency, and it's the outlines for a lot of the weapons from the 65 era Jedi figures. I only took a photo of the Rebel Commando rifle, but it has a Luke Jedi blaster, Ewok weapons, ERG Staff, and a real early Bib Fortuna staff that looks like a shepherd's crook. We think it was used for some sort of internal presentation at Kenner.

Endor Forest Ranger 8x10 Film Slide -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_EFRPhotoTrans

Endor Forest Ranger Marked Cromalin -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_EFRCromalin




Now on to the display pics!

Here's the whole display -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_Display

Here is the Kenner side of the display -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_Kenner1

1) ROTJ 65B
2) ROTJ 65B w/Coin Offer
3) ROTJ 65B w/Coin Offer cut out and mailed in
4) ROTJ 65A

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_Kenner2

1) ROTJ 77A
2) ROTJ 77A w/Coin Offer
3) ROTJ 77B (FINALLY!) Very Happy
4) ROTJ 65C w/Coin Offer
5) ROTJ 65C

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_Kenner3

1) ROTJ 79B w/Coin Offer
2) Polish Unarticulated Bootlegs
3) ROTJ Catalog Mailer
4) Baggies from above on display
5) ROTJ 79B

Here's the Foreign Side of the display -

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_Foreign1

1) Tri-Logo Miscard with Rebel Soldier
2) Tri-Logo w/Etched Bubble
3) Tri-Logo German Release
4) Meccano
5) Canadian 65 Back
6) TolToys 65 Back

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_Foreign2

1) Kenner w/White Wrap Around Clipper Sticker
2) Palitoy w/Black Wrap Around Clipper Sticker
3) Palitoy w/Italian Import Sticker
4) Kenner w/Clipper Catalog
5) Japanese Tsukuda

Updated Rebel Commando Limelight RCLL_Foreign3

1) Palitoy 65B Nien Nunb Offer w/Double Stem Bubble
2) Palitoy 65CC Made in China Exclusive Rebel Commando
3) Palitoy 65A
4) Palitoy 65C w/Palitoy Bubble
5) Palitoy 65C w/Tri-Logo Bubble


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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 23, 2012 2:22 pm



Great focus collection and display, Chris!!! Very Happy

I also like it that you gave your childhood Rebel Commando as much ''screentime' as the high end items.
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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 23, 2012 2:36 pm

Yo Chris

That's a great display you got there, and some realy nice items. Very Happy
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Chris that is looking sweet dude, love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Chris your focus and display rock big time . It was actualy a great inspration to me when i had to find my focus and what a nice diplay could look like . When i got back into collecting again .

Great to see that you still ad stuff and i love that you have the moc where the coin offer is cut off .
Seeing the Tri-Logo Miscard with Rebel Soldier also in your collection is so cool . I was told that only two excist . But i knew i had seen more . Think there are at least 4 out there .

I also love your proofs and the Kenner store items ummmmmmmmmm
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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 1:50 pm

@soren wrote:
Chris your focus and display rock big time . It was actualy a great inspration to me when i had to find my focus and what a nice diplay could look like . When i got back into collecting again .

Great to see that you still ad stuff and i love that you have the moc where the coin offer is cut off .
Seeing the Tri-Logo Miscard with Rebel Soldier also in your collection is so cool . I was told that only two excist . But i knew i had seen more . Think there are at least 4 out there .

I also love your proofs and the Kenner store items ummmmmmmmmm

Wow Soren... thank you for that wonderful compliment. Embarassed I really appreciate it.

Thank you everyone else for the wonderful comments! I really appreciate it!
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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 2:28 pm

Chris, congrats on a superb character focus. I love seeing focus collections. The lightbox photos really add a nice touch too. The figure blueprints and weapons transparancy really compliment the collection. Great work mate Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 6:28 pm

Your limelights might be like Santa Claus, appearring once a year, but when they do, they are fantastic. The display is great. Just enough items in it to be eye catching and not overcrowded. The proofs and croms are awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 11:27 pm

I agree with what Marco said. It's GREAT you showcased the one item that started this all. Beautiful display!!!! I especially like the drawings or design work by a Kenner employee. That is VERY cool. Thanks for posting. It reminds me of Bill McBride's concentration on his DT's : )
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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2012 11:51 pm

You forgot the RC that will be with you forever:
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Where are you hiding the full size Jar Jar? Razz
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@aussiejames wrote:
You forgot the RC that will be with you forever:
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Where are you hiding the full size Jar Jar? Razz

Now THATS what I call dedicated. lol! One of the best tat pieces to date.
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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 26, 2012 4:06 am

Cool collection, mate.

There is a lot of rebels in here Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 30, 2012 12:13 pm

Chris - Man it just looks super. Forgetting some great pickups, the whole setup is amazing in and of itself.

Do you have a list of everything vintage RC? Like a checklist? I'm curious what's left out there!

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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 31, 2012 2:22 pm

@Darthberizing wrote:
Chris - Man it just looks super. Forgetting some great pickups, the whole setup is amazing in and of itself.

Do you have a list of everything vintage RC? Like a checklist? I'm curious what's left out there!

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments and compliments! It's been a fun run to put together! Almost as fun as JarJar! Wink

As for a list of what else is out there, there's quite a bit actually. There's numerous pre-production items and some fun production left. What's mainly out there for production is:

MOC:

PBP - Red Offer
PBP - Black Offer
PBP - Offerless (might be out there, but I haven't confirmed it yet.)

Tri-Logo - 70C (possibly)
Tri-Logo - Meccano (I've only seen two, maybe three)
Tri-Logo - Rounded bubble

Kenner - 79A (Good lord this has to be out there somewhere!) <--Grail Item! Very Happy
Kenner - 65A w/Coin Offer

I'm not sure I want to divulge too much pre-production info. But trust me, there's actually quite a bit. Wink
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@aussiejames wrote:
You forgot the RC that will be with you forever:
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Where are you hiding the full size Jar Jar? Razz

Jar Jar is going to be a full back piece! Very Happy Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 31, 2012 2:32 pm

Ahhhhhhh...nipple!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked


lol! lol!

Sir you got a real extensive focus there!! cyclops

Wow....really well put together.....what is missing here??? I honestly have no clue!! :scratch:

Any goals??
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PostSubject: Re: Updated Rebel Commando Limelight   Updated Rebel Commando Limelight I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 01, 2012 10:38 am

That's a great focus you got there Chris with some amazing pieces, very cool that you've had the chance to buy them all Cool
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All credit to you Chris, that's a fantastic collection & very inspiring. It must have taken a hell of a lot of time & effort to build up! I can only imagine the sort of thrill acquiring some of those pieces must have given you. cheers

It's refreshing to see a focus featuring a less prominant character (there are so many Fett & Vader collections out there!)

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