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PostSubject: RED FLAGS! Imperial Gunner Blaster & R2-D2 Pop Up Saber *Seller Jedi-Gas*   Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:18 am

Does anyone know this ebay seller jedi-gas as he sold a couple of weapons over the weekend which to me have serious red-flags.

1. Imperial Gunner Blaster




Now if you remember I pulled mine from the Droids guide and it looks just like the one in the auction photos. I still have mine at home and here are some photos taken yesterday showing a side by side comparison with a genuine one. I also conducted a float test.



You can see from the photos that the mould is very poor and nearly all the definition on the barrel is missing. However as demonstrated in the ebay auction this item will float!

So what is everyone else's opinion on this? unsure 

2. R2-D2 Pop-Up Saber




Now I'm 100% sure this item is REPRO, again it passes the float test but the material is unlike any other pop-up saber, even the foreign variants. The mould is again poor and you'll notice the EPM circle is lacking definition.

I discussed this in detail back in an old thread....

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t6043-fake-pop-up-saber-variant-or-repro?highlight=pop+up+saber

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PostSubject: Re: RED FLAGS! Imperial Gunner Blaster & R2-D2 Pop Up Saber *Seller Jedi-Gas*   Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:21 am

are you sure your droids card wasn't a reseal???

I know these blasters for a long time! I sent a pic to Jay as the gunnery was built...he never put it on the site for whatever reason, but these are out there.

The mold is worng IMO. The cast is poor and it is a cast (mine) , because it has airbubbles, so no injection mold, so not factory produced!

All of those homemade casted wepaons came in black...there was three....cant remember the third, but Jawa pistol is also one of those
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PostSubject: Re: RED FLAGS! Imperial Gunner Blaster & R2-D2 Pop Up Saber *Seller Jedi-Gas*   Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:22 am

I can see airbubbles on yours too btw! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: RED FLAGS! Imperial Gunner Blaster & R2-D2 Pop Up Saber *Seller Jedi-Gas*   Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:28 am

@wbobafett wrote:
I can see airbubbles on yours too btw! Wink

Yes I agree, the photos with the blue background are mine. The top poorly cast one (with air bubbles) is fake and most likely a recast and I'm happy to agree with this. Only the bottom one is genuine IMO.

So with this in mind we need to be careful quoting the 'float test' as we have two fakes he which float  thinking 

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PostSubject: Re: RED FLAGS! Imperial Gunner Blaster & R2-D2 Pop Up Saber *Seller Jedi-Gas*   Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:33 am

Scott's pics are gone but I'm sure this is the same fake batch:   http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t3781-fake-black-palace-blasters
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PostSubject: Re: RED FLAGS! Imperial Gunner Blaster & R2-D2 Pop Up Saber *Seller Jedi-Gas*   Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:39 am

AJ, I think your right as they have a similar poor mould. So now we have the Imperial Gunner/A-Wing Blaster and Lando's Palace blaster, and maybe a Jawa Blaster (unconfirmed).


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PostSubject: Re: RED FLAGS! Imperial Gunner Blaster & R2-D2 Pop Up Saber *Seller Jedi-Gas*   Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:46 am

Correct AJ...it was the palace blaster!

Stef: The Jawa blaster is confirmed. All float! I am guessing there is also an imperial blaster....but I never saw one. All those ONLY come in black....the flost but the airbubbles and the poor mold are good signs to spot those!

Isnt the Jawa blaster in the archive??
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PostSubject: Re: RED FLAGS! Imperial Gunner Blaster & R2-D2 Pop Up Saber *Seller Jedi-Gas*   Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:48 am

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PostSubject: Re: RED FLAGS! Imperial Gunner Blaster & R2-D2 Pop Up Saber *Seller Jedi-Gas*   Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:49 am

And on a third note:

Please out the seller that has sold you that fake balster on a droids card!
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PostSubject: Re: RED FLAGS! Imperial Gunner Blaster & R2-D2 Pop Up Saber *Seller Jedi-Gas*   Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:01 am

Wolff there is no need to out the seller, I picked up my A-Wing Pilot for £14 back in 2004 and sold of the coin and card for profit Smile

Should we add these new repro's to the guide? they seems to have been around for 10 years now.

I wonder who brought the items of ebay??, probably best to share the info over on the other forums.

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