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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:52 am

Did you get that fett with the smoke damage? I saw it was put up lat week by Jordan. I was going to give it a run but it still went out of my current budget range.

Also has there been any confirmed carded fetts with Hong Kong on them? I saw the toy fair sample, but wondered if there have been any production ones found.

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:18 am

@trappedtexan wrote:
Did you get that fett with the smoke damage?  I saw it was put up lat week by Jordan.  I was going to give it a run but it still went out of my current budget range.

Yes it's the same item, but it serves as a place holder until I replace it with photos of my droids moc. However the photos I have are on my PC at work Sad

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Also has there been any confirmed carded fetts with Hong Kong on them?  I saw the toy fair sample, but wondered if there have been any production ones found.  

Well that's the whole idea. First photos of the card backs then a production matrix so we can see where these figure were produced. Believe it or not this small product range spans 5 different countries!!!

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:11 am

Card back reference page completed, thanks to MarkYeo :clap: :clap: 

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:27 am

Top work on this guide, Stefan, and big thanks also to Mark for his input cheers

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:44 am

Did anybody know this......?
 

Tig Fromm MOC: Kenner (USA/Europe)
 

Tig Fromm MOC: Kenner (USA/Europe) "Made In Mexico"
 

Ewoks Wicket MOC: Kenner (USA/Europe) "Made In Mexico"
 
NOTE:

Not all the Droids product line was manufactured in the Far East. Instead Kenner opted to utilise there Mexican Factory to produce the Tig Fromm & Sise Fromm figures. It is also worth noting that several of the Ewoks figures where produced in the same factory, along with several vehicles including the Tatooine Skiff.


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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:14 am

Great updates again Stefan cheers 

Interesting little discovery with the Made in Mexico print.
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:25 pm

Interesting read again and I'd very much like to see this posting move to the reference page as sticky if you agree Stefan.
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:44 pm

@Thargoil wrote:
Interesting read again and I'd very much like to see this posting move to the reference page as sticky if you agree Stefan.

That would be a good idea mods.
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:34 pm

We'd better ask a MOD nicely. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:56 pm

Done! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:02 pm

A new logo and sticky'ed Smile

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:14 am

Patiently waiting.....


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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:16 am


A-Wing pilot!!!! cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:34 pm

Walkie those Droid figures are Ace man Shocked 

I've been wanting that Kellerman Book for ever Sad 
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:44 pm

Interestingly, Mark_Yeo's Glasslite Kez-Iban has a slightly different paint "error/trait" on his left leg!


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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:03 am

Somewhere in a Top Secret Research facility.....
 

 

 

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:06 am

Just saw that those pictures and thought "Are you insane"then saw the arm and I'm assuming that's the Poon Vlix!

Jesus Stefan, toy's are not for kids! Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:16 pm

My little man had a cold and playing with Vlix helped cheer him up, it's only plastic doh

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:44 am

Accessory comparisons added for...

Uncle Gundy - Ree-Yees
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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:58 am


Tig Fromm
 

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

 
Tig Fromm: Kenner in the centre

 
Tig Fromm: Kenner in the centre

 
Tig Fromm: Kenner in the centre

 
Tig Fromm: Kenner in the centre

 
DIFFERENCES:
- n/a
 
ACCESSORIES:
The Kenner Tig Fromm came with a V2 2-1B Staff, currently the TIG weapons guide only shows the V1 (No EPM). The V2 can also be found with the 2-1B action figure however the Droids issued staff is a DARKER silver.
 
Tig Fromm: V1 2-1B staff top, Tig Fromm V2 staff bottom

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:14 am


Boba Fett
 

 
NOTE:
Kenner was the only licensee to release Boba Fett COO (no. 1), therefore no other figures are available for comparison.
 
*IMPORTANT NOTE* Before anyone screams you've missed the HK Boba Fett, have I?
 
Whilst there are several known examples of the Hong Kong Boba Fett (Identified by the brown belt) on Droids cards, these card backs have MADE IN TAIWAN on the reverse. The only known example to my knowledge of a HONG KONG Boba Fett on a MADE IN HONG KONG card is the toy fair sample shown on the Star Wars Collectors Archive web-link http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48836
 
There are many known examples of over-stocked figures shipped to other licensees to fulfil production demands. So is this the case with over-stocked Boba Fett figures from HONG KONG shipped to TAIWAN?

Lets not forget the numerous mis-carded figure/accessory combinations that exist.
 
So until a HONG KONG Boba Fett turns up on a MADE IN HONG KONG Droids card back we should consider this....The only "TRUE" Droids Boba Fett is the TAIWAN variant.
 
Boba Fett: Kenner in the centre

 
Boba Fett: Kenner in the centre

 
Boba Fett: Kenner in the centre

 
Boba Fett: Kenner in the centre

 
Boba Fett: Kenner in the centre

 
DIFFERENCES:
- n/a
 
ACCESSORIES:
The Kenner Boba Fett came with a V5 Dark Grey/Black imperial blaster, this can be found with or without the small EPM on the magazine, which is shown circled on the last photo.
 
Boba Fett: V5 Dark Grey imperial blaster variants

 
Boba Fett: V5 Dark Grey imperial blaster variants

 
Boba Fett: Close up showing EPM on magazine

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:54 am


A-Wing Pilot



NOTE:
Kenner was the only licensee to release A-Wing Pilot COO (no. 1), therefore no other figures are available for comparison.

A-Wing Pilot: Kenner in the centre


A-Wing Pilot: Kenner in the centre


A-Wing Pilot: Kenner in the centre


A-Wing Pilot: Kenner in the centre


A-Wing Pilot: Kenner in the centre


DIFFERENCES:
- n/a

ACCESSORIES:

*REQUIRES UPDATE* Errors discovered following recent research see here http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t6779-endor-blaster-pistol-wg-20

The Droids A-Wing Pilot came with a V? black endor blaster, the comparison photos below also show the V? which came with the POTF version of this figure.

A-Wing Pilot: V3 endor blaster top, V4 endor blaster bottom

 
A-Wing Pilot: V3 endor blaster top, V4 endor blaster bottom

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:22 am


Vlix
 

 
NOTE:
The Glasslite Vlix has the same COO (no. 1) as the Poon Reproduction figure which is used below for comparison.
 
The Poon Vlix figure was moulded from an original Vlix figure along with the Glasslite hoth rifle. Whilst they are very easy to spot in hand, from a photograph buyers could easily be deceived as both figures have the same COO markings.
 
Vlix: Glasslite on the right

 
Vlix: Glasslite on the right

 
Vlix: Glasslite on the right

 
Vlix: Glasslite on the right

 
Vlix: Glasslite on the right

 
Vlix: Glasslite on the right

 
Vlix: Glasslite on the right

 
Vlix: Poon centre

 
DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Poon counterpart, the Glasslite Vlix has:
 
- Shoulders are raised
- Lighter blue torso/arms and legs
- Darker green head
- Thinner eyebrows
- Lighter blue mouth & eyebrows
- Lighter red paint ops on face (note these appear as semi-circles on the GL figure)
- Peg Holes in the feet
- Melt marks to between thighs
- Thinner shoe soles
- Limbs are not pegged!
 
ACCESSORIES:
The Glasslite Vlix came with a shiny Hoth Trooper Rifle V3 compared to the Poon V3, which I believe was moulded from a Glasslite original.
 
Vlix: Glasslite on the bottom

 
Vlix: Glasslite on the bottom

 
Vlix: Glasslite on the bottom

 
Vlix: Glasslite Rifle water test

 
Vlix: Poon Rifle water test

 
Vlix: Glassslite & Poon Rifles water test

 
WATER TEST:
 
- Both Rifles when placed on water float
- Both Rifles sink when tapped
 
DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Glasslite counterpart, the Poon Vlix Rifle is:
 
- Less shiny
- Missing the two flashing marks on the top of the rifle
- Shorter in length (due to shinkage?)
- Visable crack line on the rifle butt
- Part of the butt is missing (cut off short?)
- Bent when viewed from above
 
EXTRA:
Comparision photos showing the Glasslite Vlix V3 compared to Glasslite Hoth Trooper V3.
 
Glasslite Rifle: Vlix Black / Hoth Trooper Blue

 
Glasslite Rifle: Vlix Black / Hoth Trooper Blue

 
Comparision photos showing two Glasslite Vlix's.

- Underside of Belt should be painted, original example had playwear.
- Melt marks between the thighs are typically present

Vlix: Glasslite Belt Painted


Vlix: Glasslite Melt Marks


Vlix: Glasslite Melt Mark Close-Up

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PostSubject: Re: DROIDS GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD   Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:26 am

THE END?
 
Certainly not I still have several comparison photos to add so stay tuned.
 
Here's a nice AFA graded Droids R2-D2 miscard on a POTF card, image shared thanks to a anonymous collector, thank you Wink
 

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