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PostSubject: Princess Leia Blasters - smooth magazine   Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:29 pm

Are there any genuine Leia blasters that have a smooth magazine?

TIG archive seems to indicate that all genuine blasters have a circular design on the side of the magazine. I found a Leia Hoth in a collection of figures with a blaster that floats but has a smooth-sided magazine.

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PostSubject: Re: Princess Leia Blasters - smooth magazine   Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:37 pm

Can you post some pictures ?

Without seeing it I would say I'm 99% sure its a repro  No 

I do know that there is at least 1 known example of a repro Leia blaster that does float :



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PostSubject: Re: Princess Leia Blasters - smooth magazine   Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:44 pm

Its funny, but I forget if I found any repros that floated, but most likely not. I never found that repro you pictured James.
But even without the float test, there are no Leia Blasters without the circle on the magazine.
Even the first shots had that mark.

So far, knock on wood, I haven't see a Leia repro with that marking, but there is some grumblings I heard over on FB that there may be some new ones on the horizon. I will only believe that when I see it.

All that said, it could be possible that there was a short shot blaster out there where the circle never formed properly, but I would expect there to be a sign of a short shot being a depressed area.

dienstuhr, I'd say 99.9% that without a circle it is a repro. But post a couple pictures if you want to be 99.99 to 100% sure. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Princess Leia Blasters - smooth magazine   Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:33 pm

Thanks guys!

Can't post a pic I'm afraid, as I left the figure and weapon with the seller. I did pick up a nice Tusken Raider, small-head Han, Vader and raised-bar China Stormtrooper though, all complete.

The Leia blaster did float and looked very good (bluish colour as would suit Leia Hoth) but the lack of indents on the clip put me off. Looks like my suspicions are confirmed - but still odd as the figure was in a lot of nice vintage stuff with all-real weapons.

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