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PostSubject: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:39 pm

Hello. I am in the middle of selling my childhood action figures on eBay. I never had many Star Wars toys other than a handful my dad picked up at jumble sales at the time.

The reason I have registed is to satisfy my curiosity more than anything. Thing is I came across a metallic blue gun which I have identified as a Bespin Blaster. However on the site gallery I used to identify it I couldn't see one which was just the right colour.

Here it is.



On another site I read people talking about Metallic blasters but I couldn't really find much info.

What really piqued my interest was that within 5 minutes of putting up on eBay for starting at £1.99 I had two emails asking if I would give a Buy It Now price! I'm just going to let it run it's course though.

I'm pretty sure it's not a fake as it'd been sat in a box up my parents loft since the late 80's!

Any info would be much appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:34 pm

I sent you a pm Bruce with info but yes indeed this is a metallic
blue bespin blaster. Some also call it irredescent.

You can find it sometimes with some Spanish PBP figures like Lando black neck
for example but, as rare as a blaster it is, i have also found them in the UK from
time to time. I remember getting one with a scarred no coo Lando Bespin quite
a few years ago in this country (UK)

To me, like some 'so called' Spanish variant figures, they can be found in other parts
of Europe, not just in Spain.

Still a rare blaster and i'm sure they'll be a bidding war on for it now :cool laugh:
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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:10 pm

welcome to TIG

Nice Find you have there Good Luck with the sale of your collection
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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:13 pm

And I was the other person.

Fancy that...is my blaster rare? and joining a forum with both bidders on and outing your own auction Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:45 am

To add to Lee's answer, here is an example of an European card holding the metallic Bespin gun.



Taken from this thread: http://forum.trilogo.info/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=196&hilit=metallic


I am interested to know which of your childhood figures could have come with this gun.


EDIT: Put the correct link to the thread now.


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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:55 am

Bruce, I'm glad you didn't fall for the low offer BIN scam. There are some really dishonest people out there just looking to line their pockets. What are their eBay usernames?
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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:07 am

Scam?!?!

I asked if he had a buyitnow price, why is that a scam?

So my black palace blaster I sold on SWFUK for only £10 when they ask upto £25 on eBay, was I scammed? Nope!

Asking what the seller wants, I see no problem with. If they offer the item at a lower than normal price and both parties are fine with that then it is not a scam.

If I told him it's a worthless piece of junk I'll give you 50p that is a scam!

Big difference.

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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:19 am

Agreed.

When people ask for a BIN of $200 for a POTF Anakin, for example. I think that is scamming and dishonest.
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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:55 am

@walkie wrote:

Asking what the seller wants, I see no problem with.
I don't particularly like when this occurs with a live auction (active bids placed) But I've learnt to deal with it- still don't like it Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:53 am

Glad Bruce got his answer.

As for asking for BIN, here's a simple rule of thumb. Let's say an item is worth $100


Okay - "Hi, do you have a buy it now price?" or "Would you take $90?"

Not okay - "I think it's a fake, would you take $5?"


Walkie, sounds like you simply asked for a price. No harm IMHO

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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:57 am

At the time there was no bids on the item and then I was also the first person to bid.

I agree that a seller pulling an auction when other buyers have bid on it is very shady.



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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:34 pm

I can confirm that there were no bids on the item when I was asked about a Buy It Now. I certainly don't feel that anyone was attempting a scam. I was asked if I'd consider a BIN and it was accepted when I declined. Good manners all round I'd say. Very Happy

As to which of my childhood figures could have come with this gun I have no idea. I had a handful of Ewoks, a Leia as a bounty hunter, and a few others. I don't think I ever had a Luke or Han or any of the other major people.

I read on an Action Force site that some late issue Baron Ironblood figures were packaged with Star Wars blaster though. Perhaps it came with him?
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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:24 am

I'm pretty sure you are referring to the han solo blaster which came with the Baron Ironblood figure referred to as "variant 3".


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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:42 pm

I guess not then!

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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:37 am


sold for £51, did anyone here get it?

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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:30 pm

@walkie wrote:

sold for £51, did anyone here get it?

One can only presume the person who paid £51 for it knows exactly what this gun is and where/with whom it belongs. Would be nice to know wouldn't it.
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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:55 pm

@plantainman wrote:
@walkie wrote:

sold for £51, did anyone here get it?

One can only presume the person who paid £51 for it knows exactly what this gun is and where/with whom it belongs. Would be nice to know wouldn't it.

Yes it went to someone from here (not me). Wink

And we know where this weapon belongs and what it is!: See Marcos post on page1 and/or read here:
http://forum.trilogo.info/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=196&hilit=metallic
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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:05 am

I received the metallic blaster in well order and very fast.

Thank you Bruce! Very Happy

I could confirm its identity by comparing the one from Bruce (bottom) to another one which I got from Spain last year (middle).


Bespin V5 blaster: Normal (top,) Metallic (middle and bottom).



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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:29 am

Congrats marco, pm sent

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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:22 pm

Evened up your negatives, Walkie.
What kind of mong gives someone a negative for those two posts you made?
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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:53 am

Thanks Josh. It surprised me when I saw the negatives I'd received, I must have touch a nerve.


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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:29 pm

And here was another one on ebay recently....


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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:24 pm

I was reading this thread... In what molds was the metallic krredescent blue bespin blaster made? Are there variants for this weapon ?
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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:55 am

Marco posted a few post above that the mold is version 5. I don't know if there are other molds used for this weapon.

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PostSubject: Re: Help identifying a metallic bespin blaster.   Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:42 am

The 'old' V5, which is now V4, the one with the big round trigger guard
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