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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:19 am

Luke Skywalker Farmboy COO



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Shown above is the COO associated with both Glasslite & Meccano produced figures. Once again the subtle differences are down to the stamping procedure during the final stages of producing the moulds.

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:50 am

Awesome Glasslite thread. I may have something to contribute. I have 2 Princess Leias and one of them has a paint variation. I am not sure if it is an error or not, but she is missing the two white circles on her belt. Have you noticed this on your Glasslite figures?
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:57 am

@syzygy77 wrote:
Awesome Glasslite thread. I may have something to contribute. I have 2 Princess Leias and one of them has a paint variation. I am not sure if it is an error or not, but she is missing the two white circles on her belt. Have you noticed this on your Glasslite figures?
I've seen some wacky Glasslite factory errors but not the one your describing, any chance of a photo?

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:35 pm

It seems I am unable to post images. There are definitely differences between my two Glasslite Leias though. One has a melt mark in the crotch area. The other (unpainted belt) has a small melt mark on her back.
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:30 am

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:41 am

@syzygy77 wrote:
It seems I am unable to post images.
have you tried any of these methods?

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t5234-how-to-contact-the-tig-team-how-to-upload-pictures-to-the-forum


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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:26 am

@syzygy77 wrote:
It seems I am unable to post images. There are definitely differences between my two Glasslite Leias though. One has a melt mark in the crotch area. The other (unpainted belt) has a small melt mark on her back.
Leia #1 - Unpainted belt detail



Leia #2 - Painted belt detail



Thanks for the photos Sean, regarding the missing paint op's on Leia's belt I would assume looking at the quality of the paint this was done my hand. So imo you have a pretty cool factory error.

Below is a photo of two of my Luke's, again poor quality and inconsistent paint op's on the belt.


Luke Farmboy: Belt Paint Ops

Regarding the melt marks on your Leia figure, melt marks are again quiet common for Glasslite figures. The photo below shows one of my Luke Farmboy's with melt marks on his chest. However at home I have a second Luke with the similar melts on his chest and a Snowtrooper and Chewbacca with melt marks on their bums.


Luke Farmboy: Melt Marks

Thanks for sharing, and fingers crossed we sort your photo posting problem out.

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:52 am

I have noticed a variation on the han Solo Date stamps as well. I have several Glasslite C3POs as well, so I will check them for differences.
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:48 am

@syzygy77 wrote:
I have noticed a variation on the han Solo Date stamps as well. I have several Glasslite C3POs as well, so I will check them for differences.
Looking forward to the Han photos to compare with the 2 versions of the COO I have. Also both your Leia's are different to mine, any chance of a photo of leia's coo so I can produce a comparison pic?

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:20 am

Hi guys, additionally from the list presented in page 1 of the guide, Glasslite also released 2 Droids vehicles:

ATL Interceptor (Interceptador Tático ATL)
Droids Side Gunner  (Nave Estelar de Combate)

Congratulations and thank you for yet another great resource for collectors!

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:52 am

Stef,

Re: Pink or Cream?

Here is my GL FB:


If you need larger shots, click on them to see the size choices on flickr.

I still think the picture of his face is off from what I see when I look at it in person.
I would say in my hands, the color of his face is not as pink and not as creamy as your shots. Suspect 

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:47 am

Carlos....Cheers for pointing out the missing droids vehicles. I do have them listed in the Droids thread but there are currently no entries form them. Maybe someone owns both and would like to donate photos?

Jay.....Thanks for posting photos of your luke farmboy. I'm beginning to wonder if Glasslite's quality system allowed subtle batch differences during manufacturing as the colour's on my 3 examples all seem to be uniform (ie no visible signs of sun damage, faded area's).

TIG.....Does anyne else have a loose luke farmboy they can share with us?

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:39 pm


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C-3PO


Glasslite (Brazil) - Source eBAY

Chewbacca


Glasslite (Brazil) - Photos courtesy of Marvinroboter

Darth Vader


Glasslite (Brazil) - Source eBAY

Han Solo


Glasslite (Brazil) - Photos courtesy of Walkie

Imperial Hoth Trooper


Glasslite (Brazil) - Photos courtesy of DarthBerizing

Luke Skywalker


Glasslite (Brazil) - Photos courtesy of DarthBerizing

Princess Leia


Glasslite (Brazil) - Photos courtesy of Marvinroboter

R2-D2


Glasslite (Brazil) - Photos courtesy of Marvinroboter

Shipping Case


Glasslite (Brazil) - Source eBAY

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:44 pm



 
Chewbacca
 


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The Glasslite Chewbacca belongs to COO family #VI, this family contains one COO marking variation.

The origin of this COO continues to baffle collectors as to why it exists. The first 20 Star Wars figures are copyrighted G.M.F.G.I, Boba Fett is copyrighted C.P.G. and then all figures from that point are copyrighted L.F.L.

Chewbacca of course was released within the first 20 and is commonly available with the G.M.F.G.I. copyright, so it would appear that Kenner produced a new mold at a later stage for whatever reason and stamped it with the L.F.L; original through to be a French Tri(Mec) exclusive examples have since been found throughout Europe and the USA.

A Kenner figure with an identical COO is used for the comparison.
 
Chewbacca: Glasslite on the left

 
Chewbacca: Glasslite on the left

 
Chewbacca: Glasslite on the left

 
Chewbacca: Glasslite on the left

 
Chewbacca: Glasslite on the left

 
Chewbacca: Glasslite on the left


Chewbacca: Glasslite on the left


Chewbacca: Glasslite on the left

 
Chewbacca: Glasslite on the left


DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite Chewbacca has:
 
- Moulded in a lighter brown plastic
- Moulded in harder plastic
- Pale blue eyes
- Unpainted Bag
- The top two rectangles on the bandolier (above the shoulder) are painted
- Different spray mask for the teeth*
- Packaged with either a v1b (Shiny/Oily) or v1c (Silvery) Zuckuss Rifle

(*)Top row appear to be painted between the canines, bottom row canines only

Chewbacca: Glasslite on the left


- The Glasslite Chewbacca can come with either small or large pupils, note the highlighted area's.

ACCESSORIES:
The Glasslite Chewbacca came a v1 Zuckuss Rifle compared to a Chewbacca Bowcaster. Note two variants of the Glasslite v1 Zuckuss Rifle have now been documented with examples shown and described below. As Glasslite produced the POTF and Droids lines at the same time it should be considered that the Chewbacca & Jord Dusat Rifles came from the same factory stock and should be considered identical.

Chewbacca Rifle: Glasslite Top / Kenner Bottom


Chewbacca Rifle: Glasslite Top / Kenner Bottom


EXTRA:
Comparision photos showing the Glasslite v1b-v1c Zuckuss Rifle compared to Kenner v1a Zuckuss Rifle. The Glasslife version appears to have no obvious mould differences therefore a simple four point checklist can be addopted to identify a genuine v1b or v1c Glasslite Rifle.



Chewbacca Rifle: Comparison


Chewbacca Rifle: Comparison


Chewbacca Rifle: Comparison


Chewbacca Rifle: Comparison


Chewbacca Rifle: Comparison


Chewbacca Rifle: Length Test


Chewbacca Rifle: Length Test


Chewbacca Rifle: Length Test


DIFFERENCES:
Compared to the Kenner Rifle, the Glasslite Rifles are:

- Shiny/Oily finish (v1b) or Silvery finish (v1c)
- Larger flashing marks on the top of the rifle (v1b only)
- Longer in length (v1b only)
- Sinks during float test (v1b only)

WATER TEST:
- All Rifles float when placed in water
- Glasslite V1b Rifle sinks when tapped

Chewbacca Rifle: Water Test


Chewbacca Rifle: Water Test


Chewbacca Rifle: Water Test


Chewbacca Rifle: Water Test


Chewbacca Rifle: Water Test

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:46 pm



 
Imperial Hoth Trooper
 

COO images used with the permission of wbobafett. His coo guide can be found here http://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/coo-guide-3-0/
 
NOTE:
The Glasslite Imperial Hoth Trooper belongs to COO family #I this family contains three main COO marking variations.

The original mold tooling was stamped "MADE IN HONG KONG" where the production for the earliest version of this figure took place. During the products life and possibly as part of a cost reduction exercise production was moved to China, there the country of origin "HONG KONG" was machined out of the mold tooling and re-stamped with "CHINA".

The last modification took place when the tooling was shipped to Brazil and Glasslite removed the COO possibly by grinding the mold tooling leaving a scar where the "MADE IN" and "CHINA" stamps once where.

The scarred COO shown on the far right is unique to Glasslite, therefore the closest COO relative with a "MADE IN CHINA" stamp is used for the comparison below.
 
Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite on the left

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite on the left

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite on the left

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite on the left

Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite on the left

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite on the left

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite on the left

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite on the left

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite on the left & middle

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite left & right

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper: Glasslite left & right

 
DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite Imperial Hoth Trooper has:
 
- Moulded in harder plastic
- Mould flash on the right boot
- Melt marks
- A scarred raised bar China COO
- Separate visor holes in the helmet unlike the China "univisor"
- Thicker black lines on the shoulders
- Thicker spray mask on the belt button
- No vinyl skirt
- Packaged with a light blue imperial rifle
 
EXTRAS:
 
Glasslite: Paint application differences

 
Glasslite: Poor Sonic Welding

 
Glasslite: Mould Flash

 
Poor QA also resulted in minor differences between batches.
 
- Differences in paint applications.
- Mis-alignment prior to sonic welding.
- Mould Flash (seen here on the rifle butt)
 
ACCESSORIES:
The Glasslite Imperial Hoth Trooper came with a v3 light blue rifle compared to the v1 dark blue rifle common to Kenner. Note that the v3 imperial rifle mould is identical to the black version which came with the Vlix action figure from the Droids line.
 
Imperial Hoth Trooper Rifle: Comparison

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper Rifle: Comparision

 
DIFFERENCES:
- Light blue
- Large flashing marks on top of the rifle
- Sinks during the water test
 
WATER TEST:
- Both Rifles float when placed in water
- Glasslite Rifle sinks when tapped
 
Imperial Hoth Trooper Rifle: Water Test

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper Rifle: Water Test

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper Skirt: Kenner Only

 
Imperial Hoth Trooper Skirt: Kenner Only

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:00 pm

Still very much "work in progress" guys, i'm not happy with some of the photos and had loads more to upload but ended up scrapping them. I'll try and redo the photos over the weekend in the daylight.

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:38 am

- C-3PO photos redone, however bag photo needs replacing
- Chewbacca photos redone & Rifle info and photos added

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:35 am

Stef, great photos, info and good use of the electronic ruler too cheers

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:50 am

Artoo_Detour wrote:
Stef, great photos, info and good use of the electronic ruler too cheers
What use is it been an Engineer if I can't use my vernier calipers? and if i'm honest the difference was too bloody hard to capture on photo doing side by side shots.

As for the photos, cheers mate! I ditched the light tent and I was lucky enough then we had some lovely sun over the weekend, so it was back into the conservatory with the camera.

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:00 pm

real sunlight always beats lighttent!! Very Happy

Sent you some more coos....hope you can use them. Please have a little patience with the 3PO and especially with the R2....

But the rest should be ready now Very Happy

Really look forward to your additions on those coo pics Wink

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:15 pm

@Wolff, too right real daylight is the key Smile

As for the COO images, i'll work on them this week and also send you any images you may be missing.


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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:44 am




R2-D2



NOTE:
The Glasslite R2-D2 belongs to COO family #I,this family contains two main COO marking variations.

The original mold tooling stamped "1977" was produced as part of the power of the force range; commonly referred to as the last 17. All the figures from range lack a country of origin and are simply copyrighted L.F.L followed by a year.

The last modification took place for the Kenner Droids line changing the date from 1977 to "1985". This version of mold tooling was later used by Glasslite as is therefore common to both the Kenner Droids & Glasslite product lines.

The closest COO relative with a "1977" stamp is used for the comparison below.

R2-D2: Glasslite on the left


R2-D2: Glasslite on the left


R2-D2: Glasslite on the left


R2-D2: Glasslite on the left


R2-D2: Glasslite on the left


R2-D2: Glasslite on the left


R2-D2: Glasslite on the left


R2-D2: Glasslite on the left


R2-D2: Glasslite Centre


R2-D2: Kenner Centre


DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite R2-D2 has:

- A painted silver dome
- A bright red eye
- Darker blue paint ops (dome/legs)
- Hand painted legs (TBC)
- Different screw
- Hard legs, Kenner flex
- Different Decal
- Different COO
- A light green lightsaber

ACCESSORIES:
The Glasslite R2-D2 came with a semi-transparent light green lightsaber compared to the Kenner which is darker; both lightsaber mouldings have an EPM on the handle. As Glasslite produced the POTF and Droids lines at the same time it should be considered that both lightsabers came from the same factory stock and should be considered identical.

R2-D2: Lighsaber Comparison


R2-D2: Lighsaber Comparison


DIFFERENCES:
Compared to the Kenner Lightsaber, the Glasslite Lightsaber is:

- Light Green
- Semi-transparent
- Floats on the water test

WATER TEST:
- Both lightsabers float when placed in water
- Kenner lightsaber sinks when tapped

R2-D2: Lightsaber Water Test


R2-D2: Lightsaber Water Test


DECAL:
The Glasslite R2-D2 came with unique decal, below are several differences highlighted on the left.


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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:22 am




Luke Skywalker


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NOTES:
The Glasslite Luke Skywalker belongs to COO family #I, this family contains three main COO marking variations.

The original mold tooling was stamped "MADE IN HONG KONG" where the production for the earliest version of this figure took place. During the products life and possibly as part of a cost reduction exercise production was moved to China, there the country of origin "HONG KONG" was machined out of the mold tooling and re-stamped with "CHINA".

The last modification took place for the Meccano (Tri/Mec) line removing the "CHINA" COO by once again machining out the country of origin stamp in the mold tooling. This effect seen in the molded figure is referred to as a "DOUBLE RAISED BAR".

This version of mold tooling was later shipped to Brazil and used by Glasslite and is therefore common to both the Meccano (Tri/Mec) & Glasslite.

A Meccano (Tri/Mec) figure with an identical COO is used for the comparison.

Luke Skywalker: Glasslite on the left


Luke Skywalker: Glasslite on the left


Luke Skywalker: Glasslite on the left


Luke Skywalker: Glasslite on the left


Luke Skywalker: Glasslite on the left


Luke Skywalker: Glasslite on the left


Luke Skywalker: Glasslite on top


DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Meccano (Tri/Mec) counterpart, the Glasslite Luke Skywalker has:

- Pale face, neck and hands
- Lighter yellow hair
- Equal eyebrows
- Darker trousers
- A Black belt
- Hand painted belt / trousers and hands (TBC)
- Excess mould flashing
- Melt marks (*)
- Unique Lightsaber

*Melt marks have been present on 3 of my 4 examples.

EXTRAS:

Glasslite: Melt marks on torso


Glasslite: Melt marks close-up


Glasslite: Melt marks close-up


Glasslite: Poor quality paint work on belts


Glasslite: Brush marks on hand painted belt


Glasslite: Poor quality paint work on legs


Glasslite: Poor quality paint work on legs close-up


Glasslite: Poor quality paint work on hands


Glasslite: Mould flash on legs


Glasslite: Mould flash on arms


Poor QA also resulted in minor differences between batches.

- Differences in paint applications.
- Melt marks on the front of the torso.
- Mould flash (see on these example along the legs and arms)

ACCESSORIES:
The Glasslite Luke Skywalker came with a v8 Lightsaber compared to the Meccano (Tri/Mec) v4 Lightsaber. The Lightsaber which came with the Meccano (Tri/Mec) variant is not unique and is therefore labelled as Kenner/Meccano in the comparison photos below.

Luke Skywalker: Glasslite Lightsaber on top / Meccano (Tri/Mec) Bottom


Luke Skywalker: Glasslite Lightsaber on top / Meccano (Tri/Mec) Bottom


DIFFERENCES:
Compared to the Meccano/Kenner lighsaber, the Glasslite lightsaber is:

- Duller in colour
- Thicker Tip
- Longer in length
- Floats during the water test

WATER TEST:
- Both lightsabers float when placed in water
- Meccano/Kenner lightsaber sinks when tapped

Luke Skywalker: Glasslite/Meccano (Tri/Mec) Lightsaber water test


Luke Skywalker: Glasslite/Mecano (Tri/Mec) Lightsaber water test

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:39 am

And now time to chill-out....


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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:50 am



Great work, Stef!!! :clap: 

Nice pics too! Light tent or day light?

Making those entries takes a lot of time, so I woulds ask John for a bigger company car now. Very Happy
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