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PostSubject: Need help to spot repo capes   Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:08 pm

Can anyone tell me if these capes are repo? they are shiny and dont make the zip sound but none of my capes make the zip sound i dont think.
dont have an issue with the seller as they were bought several years ago.

the 2nd obi one (white hair) cape has a rough texture but iv never seen one like this before can anyone help?

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PostSubject: Re: Need help to spot repo capes   Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Welcome to the forum welcome

The Ben cape with collar down looks good from the pics.

The Ben with collar up I'm not so sure. The material looks much thicker and stiffer than the other cape?

The Leia cape looks good - but hard to be 100%

What texture patterns do these capes have? And are they like any of the original or repros we have on Imperial Gunnery?

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PostSubject: Re: Need help to spot repo capes   Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:27 pm

hi thanks for my welcome.


ben white hair looks like the close up original v1 but it is thicker.

uploaded another obi one, darth vader and tusken raider what do you think?

ill take a closer look at them later on.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help to spot repo capes   Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:32 am

not sure what else to put here. its slightly thicker and its not that stiff.2nd obi one (white hair)
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PostSubject: Re: Need help to spot repo capes   Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:28 am

The Vader and Tusken both look good from the pics as does the additional Ben you added. Again can't be 100% sure just from pics though.

Another thing that's sometimes a good indicator is if the material around the arm holes is compressed where it's sat tightly around the arm of a figure for many years.

Also look for signs of ageing / staining / fading. None of these are 100% accurate indicators but worth a consideration.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help to spot repo capes   Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:24 pm

Artoo_Detour wrote:
Welcome to the forum welcome

The Ben cape with collar down looks good from the pics.

The Ben with collar up I'm not so sure. The material looks much thicker and stiffer than the other cape?

The Leia cape looks good - but hard to be 100%

What texture patterns do these capes have? And are they like any of the original or repros we have on Imperial Gunnery?


I just came across an Obi-Wan that has a cape made of a thicker material myself. Everything looks right on mine. Vertical line pattern on the inside, some minor paint rub from his black chest. It's just thicker. Perhaps some of the figures that came from Hong Kong had a thicker cape.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help to spot repo capes   Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:32 pm

This is another example of the "thicker" cape material. It has all the signs, it's just thicker than the other examples I have. Ben is a Made in Taiwan figure. Very light gray hair. I originally thought it was a white hair, but upon looking closer it seems to be a light gray hair figure.

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