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PostSubject: Help with this Smuggler Blaster?   Sun May 26, 2013 3:27 pm

Hi folks

Any thoughts on this Smuggler Blaster (the one in the middle) it's been bugging me for ages. I got this from a seller who advertised it as real, and I've always had excellent stuff from this guy. It's just such an odd blaster. It's got the whole transulcent weird mixture thing going on. The molding is aweful, flashing on just about every edge and the blaster it's self is mis-shaped (warped - particularly around the magazine)
I've checked the T.I.G guide a couple of times, seems to match V.3 but the colour and shape general appearance is unlike any I've come across before (same can be said about repro's, unlike any of them either)
It's difficult to photograph unfortunately, I've tried with in natural light and one on a light box an compared it with a blue/black and a blue blaster (ignore the scale, I photographed them ona dodgy angle)

It's always the one in the middle:




I don't doubt it's an original, would love to hear your opinions thought folks.


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PostSubject: Re: Help with this Smuggler Blaster?   Sun May 26, 2013 3:56 pm

I can't say anything for sure, but his sister's blaster I have (here) shares some similarities.

The Leia blaster is nearly clear at the end of the handle on mine and there is a bit excess flashing on the magazine. Aside from that, it looks like my other blasters and I don't doubt it's authenticity.

Ozio posted about some Ledy figures, weapons and accessories here, but even though he shows and explains about Ledy, I see no reason why the same couldn't happen at any manufacturer.

I will say this, I like mine! haha.. especially how you can see little color flecks as it goes from blue to clear. I just wish it was on the barrel, not in the hand so it can be seen easily.

So, back on point, I am no expert but I would say it is legit. I haven't seen any really good repros of the smuggler blaster so if it is fake, it is a good one, it is odd, but good. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Help with this Smuggler Blaster?   Sun May 26, 2013 4:11 pm

Cheers man, like you said, I don't doubt it either, if anything it's the odd colour (which doesn't really show in the pics) that is the most bizarre, it's unlike any of the other plastic colours I have for any weapon and also unlike the other translucent weapons I have (mainly stormie blasters). Your right though, don't see why this process wouldn't happen in any plastic related factory.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with this Smuggler Blaster?   Mon May 27, 2013 8:48 am

It looks okay Alex, judging by the dot on the magazine and large circle on the upper part of handle I agree it's likely a V3 example that has suffered during the moulding process.

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PostSubject: Re: Help with this Smuggler Blaster?   Mon May 27, 2013 8:56 am

Cheers dude, just edited the bottom of my first post where I put 'I don't doubt it's fake', just read all wrong I meant I don't doubt that it's original. :I am stupid:

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I agree it's likely a V3 example that has suffered during the moulding process.

My thoughts also, it looks slightly warped, you can kind of see the twist on the magazine in the first pic, but you can only really see it from beneath (which was hard to photograph)
Such an odd colour as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Help with this Smuggler Blaster?   Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:15 am

Sorry for late reply. I have had pretty many original and repro smuggler blasters since 2005, a few hundred probably. It looks a bit rough but looks legit to me. Sun fading probably makes it more transparent then it originally was.
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