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PostSubject: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 5:11 am

DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD
 

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Introduction
 
Originally released in 1985 and later in 1988 by Glasslite, The Droids action figure range was inspired by the animated cartoon series on the same name. The line released by both Kenner & Glasslite saw only one wave of action figures. A second wave was planned for release in 1986 by Kenner and although prototype figures exist they never saw production as the cartoon series was pulled due to a decline in popularity.
 
Except for Boba Fett and the A-Wing pilot the first wave mainly consisted on new unique action figures. Whilst two more of the action figures from previous ranges received new paint schemes C-3PO (Removable limbs ESB) and R2-D2 (POTF pop-up lightsaber).
 
List of Released Figures

List of Released Vehicles

  • A-Wing Fighter
  • ATL Interceptor
  • Side Gunner

Cardback Designs
 
Although the Droids line only consisted of 13 action figures (if you include Vlix which was released in Brazil only), a total of three cardback designs were produced. Left to right Kenner (USA/Europe), Kenner (Canada) and Glasslite (Brazil). The full range of card backs can be viewed here.
 

 
Production Matrix
 
The Droids action figure line was manufactured worldwide in no less then 5 different countries, a Production Matrix can be viewed here.
 
Acknowledgements
 
Marco for stealing his guide template.
Wolff for stealing his COO guide template.
Mark_Yeo for allowing me to use his MOC photos.
Fred for the awesome logo.
 
Updates
 
09/07/13 - Added R2-D2 & Kez-Iban entries
09/07/13 - Thall Joben photos redone
09/07/13 - Added Sise Fromm entry
17/07/13 - C-3PO & Uncle Gundy COO information updated
05/08/13 - MOC photos added
13/08/13 - Added Tig Fromm & Boba Fett entries
13/08/13 - Accessory comparisons for Uncle Gundy & Jann Tosh added
15/08/13 - Added A-Wing Pilot & Vlix entries
18/10/13 - Comparison photos between two Glasslite Vlix's added.

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 5:28 am


Kea Moll



NOTE:
The Glasslite Kea Moll has the same COO (no. 1) as the Kenner figure which is used below for comparison.

Kea Moll: Glasslite on the right


Kea Moll: Glasslite on the right


Kea Moll: Glasslite on the right


Kea Moll: Glasslite on the right


Kea Moll: Glasslite on the right


Kea Moll: Glasslite on the right


DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite Kea Moll has:

- Darker green belt, boots and sleeves
- Darker brown hair
- Pale less pink face, neck and arms
- Pale blue eyes
- Wider leg stance
- Different spray masks on hairline and sleeves
- Shorter in height

ACCESSORIES:
The Glasslite Kea Moll came with a silver imperial blaster V1-c compared to the grey bespin gun.

Kea Moll: Glasslite on the bottom


Kea Moll: Glasslite on the bottom


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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 5:50 am


Jann Tosh
 

 
NOTE:
Kenner was the only licensee to release Jann Tosh COO (no. 1), therefore no other figures are available for comparison.
 
Jann Tosh: Kenner in the centre

 
Jann Tosh: Kenner in the centre

 
Jann Tosh: Kenner in the centre

 
Jann Tosh: Kenner in the centre

 
Jann Tosh: Kenner in the centre

 
DIFFERENCES:
- n/a
 
ACCESSORIES:
The Kenner Jann Tosh came with a black IG-88 rifle V1.
 
Jann Tosh: Black rifle top, Blue found with IG-88 bottom

 
Jann Tosh: Black rifle top, Blue found with IG-88 bottom

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 6:25 am


Jord Dusat



NOTE:
The Glasslite Jord Dusat has the same COO (no. 1) as the Kenner figure which is used below for comparison.

Jord Dusat: Glasslite on the right


Jord Dusat: Glasslite on the right


Jord Dusat: Glasslite on the right


Jord Dusat: Glasslite on the right


Jord Dusat: Glasslite on the right


DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite Jord Dusat has:

- Lighter red belt, boots and sleeves
- Darker grey trousers
- Lighter yellow hair
- Smaller, paler blue eyes
- Different spray masks right elbow
- Darker purple torso

ACCESSORIES:
The Glasslite Jord Dusat came with a shiny Zuckuss rifle V4 compared to the Kenner rifle V2.

Jord Dusat: Glasslite on the bottom


Jord Dusat: Glasslite on the bottom

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 8:17 am


Uncle Gundy
 

 
NOTE:
Kenner was the only licensee to release Uncle Gundy COO (no. 1), therefore no other figures are available for comparison.
 
Uncle Gundy: Kenner in the centre

 
Uncle Gundy: Kenner in the centre

 
Uncle Gundy: Kenner in the centre

 
Uncle Gundy: Kenner in the centre

 
Uncle Gundy: Kenner in the centre

 
DIFFERENCES:
- Interesting the COO is almost smoothed out on my example. The © symbol and year are just visible on the rear of his left boot. Another example can be seen below (image source rebelscum.com)
 

 
ACCESSORIES:
The Kenner Uncle Gundy came with a black Ree-Yees rifle V2.
 
Uncle Gundy: Black V2 compared to Ree-Yees Gold rifle V1

 
Uncle Gundy: Black V2 compared to Ree-Yees Gold rifle V1


Uncle Gundy: Black V2 compared to Ree-Yees Gold rifle V1


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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 8:31 am


See-Threepio (C-3PO)
 

 
NOTE:
The Glasslite C-3PO has the same COO (no. 4) as the Kenner figure which is used below for comparison. Therefore COO No.4 should not be considered unique to Glasslite.
 
C-3PO: Glasslite on the left

 
C-3PO: Glasslite on the left

 
C-3PO: Glasslite on the left

 
C-3PO: Glasslite on the left

 
C-3PO: Glasslite on the left

 
C-3PO: Glasslite on the left

 
C-3PO: Glasslite on the top

 
DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite C-3PO has:
 
- Lighter yellow torso, arms and legs
- Darker blue waist and neck
- Black crazy eyes!
- Lighter brown circle on chest
- White tubes for limbs
 
ACCESSORIES:
n/a

C-3PO: Droids Glasslite / POTF Glasslite / Kenner Droids / Kenner


- Note: Only the Kenner Droids figure has the clear tubes!

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 10:29 am

Fantastic thread mate, cant wait to see the rest, and great pics and info, im lovin it, thankyou; :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 10:33 am

Great thread. Thanks for all the hard work. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 10:53 am

Thanks guys, just my little way of saying thank you.

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 11:49 am

Hey Stephan,

WOW, fantastic thread. :clap:


Good idea to include the Kenner and Glasslite comparisons as well. cheers

I am happy that you used the TIG house style for variant threads. Cool


Looking forward to future entries!


BTW: Maybe change the title in DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD?
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 12:00 pm

Title changed Smile

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 12:13 pm

Holy Cow!!!

This is amazing, nice job Stephane!!

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 12:40 pm


Thanks guys!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 1:30 pm

Great work and very nicely presented, another good resource for TIG Cool Thanks for taking the time to make this.

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 1:43 pm

Really nice work on this Stefan, very much appreciated. :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 2:01 pm


great thread Stephan, cant wait to see the rest Smile
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 2:07 pm

Great thread Stefan
I hope i finally can get a connection to the droids line and maybe pick up some
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 2:53 pm

@yeah-sus wrote:
Great thread Stefan
I hope i finally can get a connection to the droids line and maybe pick up some

Well you either love 'em or hate 'em!!!

I never knew the figures existed as a kid but I remember watching the cartoons on TV when I got home after school, so for me that's a good enough reason to collect them.

PS If anyone out there wishes to donate a Vlix i'll gladly accept the gift in order to complete the guide Wink

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue May 28, 2013 4:20 pm

Awesome work Stefan, well written, well presented, well done! cheers

Nice to see the Droids line get a mention, like you said, love 'em or hate 'em, to me they are still a part of the vintage line as a whole. I didn't realize the Glasslite versions where different either, I bet that silver stormie blaster for Kea Moll is a pig to find!

Great work dude, look forward to seeing the rest :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:44 pm

Just seen this - great work mate - have always had a bit of a soft spot for these figures
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:51 am


Thall Joben
 

 
NOTE:
The Glasslite Thall Joben has the same COO (no. 1) as the Kenner figure which is used below for comparison.
 
Thall Joben: Glasslite on the right

 
Thall Joben: Glasslite on the right

 
Thall Joben: Glasslite on the right

 
Thall Joben: Glasslite on the right

 
Thall Joben: Glasslite on the right

 
Thall Joben: Glasslite on the right

 
DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite Thall Joben has:
 
- Paler head and arms
- Harder more detailed moulding
- Darker red hair
- Thicker eyebrows
- Larger paler eyes
- Different spray masks on hair and chest/neck
- Darker/Glossy grey trousers/torso (Although my example has some dis-colouration on the torso)
- Lighter blue paint ops on waist/shoulder
- Glossy orange boots
 
ACCESSORIES:
Both The Glasslite & Kenner Thall Joben's came with a solid black imperial blaster V1-c.
 
Thall Joben: Glasslite on the bottom

 
Thall Joben: Glasslite on the bottom

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:47 am

Walkie the Glasslites seem to have better or more defined facial sculpts and features, whats your opinion on this, cheers
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:03 am

Aussie Fortuna wrote:
Walkie the Glasslites seem to have better or more defined facial sculpts and features, whats your opinion on this, cheers

Agreed, i'll update the guide

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:04 pm

@walkie wrote:
Aussie Fortuna wrote:
Walkie the Glasslites seem to have better or more defined facial sculpts and features, whats your opinion on this, cheers

Agreed, i'll update the guide

LOL, I hope you didnt think i was having a crack at your guide or anything, never even occured to me its fantastic, id just been looking at the heads and i liked the glasslites a bit better then i realised it was the faces i likes better, man im really lovin your guide here i dont think it needs any updating at all, i find the droids really interesting especially the c-3po, its a killer figure, cheers
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:27 pm

Not at all, the more input the better.

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