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PostSubject: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Thu May 16, 2013 4:59 am

Calling all LEDY experts and even non-LEDY experts.

I recieved the bottom Bowcaster with a LEDY lot recently, however it isn't as BLACK as my 100% confirmed LEDY Bowcaster at the top. When held up to a light it is semi-transparent.

Is this the DARK GREY variant? I don't have one to compare it against. unsure





Thanks in advance.


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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Thu May 16, 2013 5:32 am

Mine is solid black:
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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Thu May 16, 2013 5:53 am

Cheers AJ, I already have 2 solid black ones belonging to a Ledy Chewbacca & Rebel Commander.

However this came with another Chewbacca from Mexico, and what concerns me is it isn't SOLID black like my others.


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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Thu May 16, 2013 10:13 am



Sofar I have never heard about a dark grey variant.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Thu May 16, 2013 10:48 am

@Dr Dengar wrote:


Sofar I have never heard about a dark grey variant.

From the TIG guide....

Chewbacca Bowcaster Original Variant 1

Dark Grey


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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Fri May 17, 2013 12:28 am

Well, I have two items that could probably helps us here. I think that almost all LL figures and LL accessories where injected on transparent plastic, color was added depending on each character, so if you where done with an specific figure, before starting a new process for the next character you needed to clean injectors, (now I understand those transparent 'purge mold' figures).

Take a look:
This LL Squid Head Belt looks transparent, but at closer inspection you can actually see how the color was being added while this belt got injected.


This LL B-Wing Pilot arm has the same characteristic that your bowcaster, it looks 'light red' and almost transparent, you can even see some residues inside of it:






So I think you have there a LL bowcaster that looks a bit transparent because black color was barely added to the plastic when it got injected.
I hope this helps.

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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Fri May 17, 2013 1:16 am

Very interesting, it still amazes me that after 30+ there is still much to learn about star wars toys. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Fri May 17, 2013 1:20 am

@walkie wrote:
@Dr Dengar wrote:


Sofar I have never heard about a dark grey variant.

From the TIG guide....

Chewbacca Bowcaster Original Variant 1

Dark Grey

I think he meant he hadn't heard of a dark grey Ledy variant Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Fri May 17, 2013 8:32 am

Oh, I misunderstood sorry

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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Sun May 19, 2013 11:54 am

@OZIO wrote:
Well, I have two items that could probably helps us here. I think that almost all LL figures and LL accessories where injected on transparent plastic, color was added depending on each character, so if you where done with an specific figure, before starting a new process for the next character you needed to clean injectors, (now I understand those transparent 'purge mold' figures).

So I think you have there a LL bowcaster that looks a bit transparent because black color was barely added to the plastic when it got injected.
I hope this helps.

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Excellent info Ozio. You have answered a question that I posed several months ago regarding a Palace Blaster that I have which is transparent with black swirls of pigment running through it. Big + on its way! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Sun May 19, 2013 8:51 pm

I just wanted to write a thank you to Walkie for acquiring this bowcaster which prompted his question and Ozio for breaking it down as detailed as he did. Amazing, just amazing :clap: The pics of the Squidhead belt and the BWP...WoW.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Mon May 20, 2013 2:02 am

Don't thank me, thank Ozio without his input we would all be scratching our heads.


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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Mon May 20, 2013 2:56 am



Fantastic input, Ozio!


+ on your way from me too! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:29 am

@OZIO wrote:
Well, I have two items that could probably helps us here. I think that almost all LL figures and LL accessories where injected on transparent plastic, color was added depending on each character, so if you where done with an specific figure, before starting a new process for the next character you needed to clean injectors, (now I understand those transparent 'purge mold' figures).

Thinking about this..

Why would the factory stop batch XX for the bowcaster and start another batch with a different color right after?
That would only make sense to me if multiple colorsvariant of this weapon were produced which I'm unaware of.

Otherwise i'd keep on producing until i have enough for both batches.

Perhaps something to do with 2-shifts and cleaning the machine in between or closing the factory down for the night.
This is more probable to me than 2 different runs of the same bowcaster right after each other.

Just my thoughts
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PostSubject: Re: Help with LEDY Bowcaster   Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:51 am

Or a portion of one batch is not mixed properly.

dark grey vs black?



V3 black/blue


V3 blue/green


V3 green




V1 blue


V1 dark grey



V6- dark blue


V2 - black/blue (top)  blue/black (bottom)



V2 blue green
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