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PostSubject: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:58 am

Hello to all,

Just stumbled across the forum when looking for advise on how to spot repro Yoda accesories, just wondered if anyone can tell me the signs of a repro snake mostly......?

Any advice is appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:39 am

Just go to our Guide Dan ...

http://www.imperialgunnery.com/otheraccessories.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:41 am

The only Yoda Snake REPRO's are either made from metal or painted plastic Dan

Hope that helps Jay

If your unsure of any weapons or accessories you can post pictures and we can let you know either way Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:50 am

Thanks for the replies. I am happy the canes are ok, definitely not painted and appear to have the correct amount of detail. Its the snakes mainly. I have the brown version and the orange, both feel different to each other (orange is more rigid) and one had a faint circle on the head. Just wanted to rule out repro's if possible. Also one belt has more detail than the other (one has broken lines around the edges and one doesn't........
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:55 am

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Thanks for the replies. I am happy the canes are ok, definitely not painted and appear to have the correct amount of detail. Its the snakes mainly. I have the brown version and the orange, both feel different to each other (orange is more rigid) and one had a faint circle on the head. Just wanted to rule out repro's if possible. Also one belt has more detail than the other (one has broken lines around the edges and one doesn't........

They sound fine dan but i can only be 100% with some pics.

There aren't many repro snakes out there and those that are are either painted plastic or painted metal and are really easy to spot.

The belt details can also vary depending on the specific Yoda variant as well so dont panic with that.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:57 am

The Lili Ledy Yoda Snake has a small circle on its head, the other accessories also have the small circle, they do have unique differences in detail to others

Heres a link to 2 variants ...

http://www.startoy-variations.de/LGForum/LL/yoda_rear_1.jpg

Do be careful on that site as some of the figures are incorrectly identified (just a word of caution to you Ledy collectors)
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:39 pm

http://img718.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=picture079c.jpg

Thanks for the replies again, these should be some pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:44 pm

Never seen a belt like that before!!!

I'll leave this one up to the experts!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:46 pm

The darker green one looks like the Lili Ledy Yoda (or some accessories do with the little circle on), definately a Ledy Belt on him, the snake looks correct but i dont think its a Ledy snake, Yodas head should be as dark as the rest of him unless its the flash making him appear lighter green. All looks genuine to me
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:24 pm

REDFIVE wrote:
Thanks for the replies. I am happy the canes are ok, definitely not painted and appear to have the correct amount of detail. Its the snakes mainly. I have the brown version and the orange, both feel different to each other (orange is more rigid) and one had a faint circle on the head. Just wanted to rule out repro's if possible. Also one belt has more detail than the other (one has broken lines around the edges and one doesn't........

Welcome to the church RedFive!

I have both Yodas too and can see what you mean The orange snake feels rigid has no circle on its head. The brown does have a circle and seems much more flexible. Good spot on the "beading" on yoda's belt! I never noticed that beofre. I am pretty much sure though though they are fine.

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The Lili Ledy Yoda Snake has a small circle on its head, the other accessories also have the small circle, they do have unique differences in detail to others

Heres a link to 2 variants ...

http://www.startoy-variations.de/LGForum/LL/yoda_rear_1.jpg

Do be careful on that site as some of the figures are incorrectly identified (just a word of caution to you Ledy collectors)

Rob Dude! how do I get access to this site?

I tried www.startoy-variations.de and I had just a blank screen with the domain name printed. There's a cool shot of the MIHK Luke and Ledy Luke which I want to get access to
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:22 pm

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Go by the main website m8 ...

http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=3812

Excellent stuff Rob matey!
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PostSubject: Re: Advice on how to spot fake/repro Yoda accesories.......   Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:33 pm

Ahar!!! Smile
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