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PostSubject: Re: The TIG FOTW Thread: Darth Vader   Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:41 pm



welcome to TIG, Psybertech!

Wolff did a superb job when he published his COO guide. After he published it, more COOs were discovered, and hopefully they will be included in a next version one day.



@psybertech wrote:


The COO guide image (layout of the variations with numbers and info) at the top of the COO for Darth Vader seems to stop at #18.
However, on page 1 of this thread there is a picture with a COO that is not shown on the list of the 18 I see on the COO page for Vader but "RetroRewindToys" [ post # 61284 about 2/3s the way down the page #1 - sorry, I didn't figure out a direct link to it ] has a picture of it that he labeled as #20.

The COO is a Hong Kong one that says "Made in Hong Kong", not just the normal 'Hong Kong' text.

Does anyone have any info on that #20 and where a full COO image/guide of any numbers above #18 might exist?


Here is some more info on the "Made in Hong Kong" variant.

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t3737-made-in-hong-kong-ong-kong-vader-coos-pic-heavy?highlight=hong+kong


Hope this helps.

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PostSubject: Re: The TIG FOTW Thread: Darth Vader   Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:05 pm

Thank you sir.

I just came across some of my lightly played with figures that were mostly just displayed from my childhood and then cased up and forgot about. When I saw a COO not on the main list, I was a little giddy. It's a keeper for sure!

No DT sabers so far though, but an odd COO Vader is definitely making me smile!

Thanks again. This site is not only a wealth of info (too much to be honest!!!!) as well as a great flashback to my youth.

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PostSubject: Re: The TIG FOTW Thread: Darth Vader   Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:28 am


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PostSubject: Re: The TIG FOTW Thread: Darth Vader   Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:30 am

Unique PBP produced, Coo VI.2, blobbed out coo with 'H' remaining


Picture used with the kind permission of Wolff, and is taken from his excellent Coo 3.0 Guide

http://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/coo-guide-3-0/anh/darth-vader/#a



This is the PBP/European produced coo VI.2c? variant, which is the former version of coo VI.2b deep scar, also known as the "Clipper variant".
It is also thought that this figure is a unique PBP figure, only released in Spain, making it, Like its Poch predecessor, incredibly hard to come by outside of Spain. But also very rare in Spain also.
The coo classification that I have used is not entirely correct, as it may not be a stand alone coo variant, and has still yet to be recognized as such.
In fact it is most likely  that the filling on the scar may have broken out, at some point, and had to be re done on this particular steel mold, resulting in the VI.2b coo. This would also help to explain the rarity of the VI.2 blobbed out coo figure, as perhaps only a small batch was produced before the damage to the scar occurred.

Evidence of this type of 'coo fill' damage can be seen on other PBP figures, like the PBP Lando (original), CCP, Dengar and Hoth trooper. As there are a lot of coo scar variations of these figures and it is unlikely that they all came from separate molds. More likely that the filling to the coo scar broke and had to be refilled, resulting in yet another coo variation.









Red over white applied paint apps, as is common with PBP variants.
It appears to be the same mask used as on its later coo counterpart. VI.2 blobbed out coo is on the left of the picture, VI.2b on the right.

However it is entirely possible that other types of spray masks, or over spray, was used on the VI.2 blobbed out coo, as can be seen in the differences between these two PBP VI.2a figures below.




Different multiple angle shots of the VI.2 blobbed out coo



As you can see, being from the same mold as the "Clipper variant", it has the larger, more rectangular shaped feet.



The sonic welding to the torso is misaligned on my figure, but is not necessarily the case with all VI.2 blobbed out coo figures produced. However after speaking to a small number of collectors who have one of these figures, it would appear to be a fairly common trait among this variant.

Cape Inside



the cape is long and has a gloss to the outside with a very slightly duller finish to the inside of the cape. Texture is smooth, with no cross hatching, so therefore no zipping sound. corners are rounded and arm holes are small. Much like on a Roguse cape, but is fractionally shorter, more narrow and thinner than the Roguse. Another similarity to the Roguse cape and other European/PBP produced capes, is the error cut, or slight step in about an inch from the bottom of the cape on both sides.

Cape Outside


The Saber for this rare variant can be found with a round transition tip and is darker orange in colour than the regular Euro no coo, red saber.
This darker orange saber and PBP cape can also be found on the VI.2a (deep scar with 'H' remaining) and VI.2b (deep scar, "Clipper"). But these two coo variants are more commonly found with the European red, round transition tip saber. It is also possible that the VI.2 blobbed out coo variant can also be found with the red saber.

Below is a list of the three main rounded transition tip, saber variants:

#1-is the common bright orange saber, found on U.S released figures
#2-is the red saber, found on European released figures
#3-is the darker orange saber (missing tip), found on PBP produced figures


saber pics to follow

More links featuring the VI.2 blobbed out coo variant

http://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/coo-guide-3-0/anh/darth-vader/#a

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t4427p285-the-poch-pbp-Post-thread#85447


Massive thanks to Kenneth B, Oscar, Lee_M and Wolff for their help and info on this very rare figure  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The TIG FOTW Thread: Darth Vader   Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The TIG FOTW Thread: Darth Vader   Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:02 pm

Palitoy SW 12-back





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PostSubject: Re: The TIG FOTW Thread: Darth Vader   Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:52 pm

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