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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:15 pm

Wow Stef, what a work you have done here dalek 

In Brazil we do not have anything like that, I had no idea about all these variations.

Thanks a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:34 pm

Julio, Some of your figures have helped make this guide possible, so thank you.


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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:46 pm

lol!  mate!!!
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:08 am

Darth Vader COO
 




Fellow TIG'ers I need your happy. Above are several photos of my Glasslite Vader, does anyone here own one with the different COO markings?

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:52 am

.....if it helps: check for the "9". If it is in line it is the second one we are all searching here Very Happy Wink

(Walkie and I have "9" out of line)
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:44 am

COO images updated to show the related COO family only, thus reducing the amount of images making them easier to understand. Additional notes added to COO descriptions.

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:49 pm

Great updates, Stef. Very Happy

I went through the whole thread again, and for the first time saw the funny pics for C-3PO's bag and Snowie's cape.

LOL that made my day!
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:06 pm

I have to check mine. I will post pics here to be reference, thay are all early made.

I bought them in the same month they were released here in Rio. I think I was 10 yo.
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:11 pm

My Vader matches these photo's.
the "9" is not in line.
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:16 pm

@Dr Dengar wrote:
Great updates, Stef. Very Happy

I went through the whole thread again, and for the first time saw the funny pics for C-3PO's bag and Snowie's cape.

LOL that made my day!
Hehe, I keep updating the guide and adding these little "Easter Eggs"!!

@julioviper wrote:
I have to check mine. I will post pics here to be reference, thay are all early made.

I bought them in the same month they were released here in Rio. I think I was 10 yo.
Cheers, I look forward to your photos of your childhood collection.

@M4K3R1 wrote:
My Vader matches these photo's.
the "9" is not in line.
Yeap, he's proving to be a tough son of a bitch to track down.

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:12 pm

Woohoo, I have a new Vader in my hands that will definitely be photo'd and posted tomorrow Smile

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:15 am

Princess Leia Cape

Another mystery  unsure, I have two GL Leia capes in my collection which are not identical?!?! However I believe both are genuine.





Cape #1
- Cream'ish (maybe discoluration?)
- Feels rubbery/more flexible

Cape #2
- White
- Feels similar to Kenner but no pattern/zipping

The cut is slightly different see the comparison photos, now let me explain why I think both are genuine.

Before Cleaning





Before cleaning (with a soft sponge and warm soapy water)

- Brown stain on the outside
- Pink stain on the inside
- Stain & Figure positions match. Note right hand leg bends out slightly (Cape 1)

After Cleaning







- Staining due to plastic degrading? Maybe secreted oils over time due to the slightly different chemical composition of plastics used by Glasslite?
- Staining common to both capes (brown/pink'ish in colour)
- Staining matches figure position (#2 slightly off but cape is ripped so it doesn't sit properly)

Cape #1 came from a childhood collection, Cape #2 a well known Glasslite collector.

Q: Has anyone else noticed staining on their GL Leia Cape's?

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:25 am

Darth Vader COO's

After all the searching to find and confirm the second GL Vader COO, I discovered to my surprise one of my latest figure purchases is the missing one!!  :clap: 




Differences

- The "9" in the date is lined up.
- The groove in vaders trousers run through the centre of the copyright symbol.
- Less scarring



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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:49 pm

Pics are not good enough, but maybe they help you Stef.

These pics are from the first wave of figures in Brazil, from the month of release, all bought in Rio.







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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:24 pm

here are 2 Glasslite Hans I received from Julio :







I couldn't get decent pics of the coo stamps to save my life but here's the best I could do :




These 2 Han figures remind me a bit of the Luke face color figures you talked a little about earlier in the thread Stef . The face/neck/hand colors are very different but is it a variation or degradation  scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:52 pm

Thanks for the photos James  :clap: 

There is also a second COO for the Glasslite Han Solo, this one is smooth without the dots on. It's labelled as II-2b in Wolff's latest guide.

http://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/coo-guide-3-0/anh/han-solo/#a

Yet again pale & pink flesh parts, I want to say discolouration but I've also owned figures which were a mixed on parts ie, pale neck, pink head.

Glasslite = ODD at times, the capes believe me are a pain in the a$$, I'm yet to find two matching one's with identical cuts, they all seem to be slightly different (ie 1-2mm wider/longer). More  study needed, and more figure Julio!!

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:27 am

Snowtrooper factory damaged?

I've owned six snowtroopers, and two have suffered the same damage to the cape clip on the left hip. I didn't think much to it at first however I've now spotted several other examples.

Does anyone else own a damaged clip figure?


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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:34 pm

Hey Stef,

I only have one GL ST and his left clip is broken, but doesn't look like the way yours do (mine is still partially there).

Sorry about the crappy shots - its dark here right now. If you want better daylight shots, just ask.



and the COO money shot...


cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:52 am

Cheers Jay. Here's two recent ebay auctions, both with the left clip broken.







 scratch I seems odd that left clip if often broken considering (A) the rifle is held in the right hand so you would expect to see additional playwear on the right, and (B) the figure was supplied without a skirt, so again you would expect to see less place wear in this area compared to a Kenner snowtrooper.

However until a carded example turns up we can not cleanly identify weather this damage is down to playwear or damage during manufacturing. It is worth noting however that the plastic used by Glasslite does appear more brittle then the Kenner equivalents.

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:22 am




Darth Vader


COO images used with the permission of wbobafett. His coo guide can be found here http://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/coo-guide-3-0/

NOTES:
The Glasslite Darth Vader belongs to COO family #III this family contains two main COO marking variations.

The original mold tooling was stamped "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. There the country of origin "HONG KONG" was filled in, leaving a scar where the "HONG KONG" stamps once where.

The last modification, possibly a repair took place when the tooling was shipped to Brazil and Glasslite reworked the tooling leaving a slightly different scar pattern on the Glasslite figures.

The scarred COO shown on the far right is unique to Glasslite, therefore the closest COO relative is the Kenner scarred version which is used for the comparison below.

Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


Darth Vader: Glasslite on the right


DIFFERENCES:
Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite Darth Vader has:

- Moulded in harder plastic
- The black plastic used has an overall more glossy appearance
- Different spray mask on chest plate
- Paler red paint detail
- Different spray mask on belt buckle with unpainted black raised circle
- Packaged with a semi-transparent v8 Lightsaber & unique cape
- One of the scarred COO's is slightly modified compared to Kenner's

ACCESSORIES:
The Glasslite Darth Vader came with a semi-transparent v8 Lightsaber compared to the Kenner v2 Lightsaber.

Darth Vader: Glasslite Lightsaber on top / Kenner Bottom


Darth Vader: Glasslite Lightsaber x2


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

- Duller in colour
- Thicker Tip
- Larger in length
- Semi-transparent with flecking
- Floats during the water test

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

Darth Vader: Glasslite/Kenner Lightsaber water test


Darth Vader: Glasslite/Kenner Lightsaber water test


CAPE:
The Glasslite Darth Vader came with a cape similar in overall size to it's Kenner counterpart however it has several distinguishing features.

Darth Vader: Glasslite Cape on the right


Darth Vader Cape: Comparison


Darth Vader Cape: Comparison


Darth Vader Cape: Comparison


Darth Vader Cape: Comparison


DIFFERENCES:
Compared to the Kenner cape, the Glasslite cape has:

- Large rounded bottom corners
- Wider space between the arm holes
- Smooth glossy inside finish with a faint 'manufacturing' lines, Kenner has a duller finish.
- Smooth matt outside finish, Kenner has a cross-hatch pattern and zips when you run your finger nail across it.

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:03 am

Hey Leia, I'm over here!!

Pictured here are 3 Glasslite Leia's which are a mix of the two known COO's. If you notice Leia's head does not sit in the forward looking 'neutral' position but at approx. 21 degrees.

My personnel collection of Leia's variants is unfortunately somewhat tiny, therefore I ask the great TIG community once again for your help.

Another quirky Glasslite trait or common to certain COO families?






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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:30 am

Mine actually has a bit of the Exorcist in her...



Seriously, if you mean her head seems to have a "home" position (rotate the head and it seems to want to settle in a spot), then mine actually is like that too...




and she has a short leg to boot



OH and her torso is NOT that white by a long shot!!!

Anyway...............
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:40 am

Most GL figures with soft heads (Han, Leia, Vader and Luke) have cracks in their necks.

You can also find this one Poch figures as well...which is in both cases a sign of the poor production! What leads to those is the "flashing" on the pins of the heads. These wer not removed, because. who cares...they cant been seen anyway!!!"

The problem is that the softer plastic gets hard in time. the flexibilizers tend to diffuse out of the plastic. So if you move the heads now the necks (that also got harder and more brittle in time) will crack!


So Jay: PLEASE do not move your heads on GL figures...this is russian roulette my friend!!

Leia looks in that way because flashing prevents the head being staright forward...IMO.. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE GUIDE & DISCUSSION THREAD    Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:43 am

The clip on Snowtrooper:

It wasnt for great use on those figures because they came without cape. IMO these were pulled so roughly from the steelmolds that these eventually all broke already there. It would also explain why they are mostly broken to the right (on their left side). The same workers probably always freed them from the steelmolds in the same way Wink


I have seen also some Uzay that are always broken to the right (their left side).....funny.... Very Happy

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