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PostSubject: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:55 pm

I've purchased from this person before several times with no complaints, as they are selling a couple of childhood / personal collections and all have been 100% vintage, but I want to make sure this is legit before going through with the buy since it is a bigger price than normal.  A few pics of the saber:







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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:06 pm

Matt, I know you don't have it in hand but did he do the float test?

Regular Kenner and droids both float when placed on top but sink if submerged. Glasslite one doesn't sink at all. Reproduction all sink as far as I know.

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:14 pm

I asked. It does float -- and looks like the lighter green Glasslite one.
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:27 pm

Stefan may be able to help a bit more. He has more to compare to.

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:33 am

Thanks Bryan.

I went ahead with the purchase. This guy hasn't failed me yet and has sold my some truly quality stuff that has passed every test. It's getting shipped with a couple of other goodies so I'll be sure to post it once it arrives in the mail.
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:03 pm

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I asked. It does float -- and looks like the lighter green Glasslite one.

Oddly it does look lighter than normal, but it could be the flash kind of washed it out.  When you get it let us know what you think.  I bet it is authentic, but curious how a glasslite might have ended with a kenner figure.  Glasslite saber up in the glasslite guide kind of has a transparent look to it, but not sure if that is just the pic, my eyes, or my mind playing tricks on me.

Edit: Guess it would help if I read the dang guide all the way. Stef said they are semi transparent.

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t6330p30-glasslite-guide-discussion-thread#R2-D2

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:16 pm

Thanks Bryan.

I'll be sure to post some pictures once it arrives for sure. I think it may be the flash, but I guess we'll see!
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:44 pm

There is two POTF variants guys and one is unsinkable like the Glasslite and doesn't have an EPM either. Here's a like to some great research Stef did on it a couple of years back.
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t6098-r2-d2-pop-up-saber-variants
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:04 pm

Scott, looking at that link it appears there is a repro that doesn't sink also? So how can one tell the "molded" repro from the original? Is this affirmative that only glasslite sabers, the non epm Kenner saber, and this repro float? That throws a monkey wrench into things. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:14 pm

I figured I would add some photos of mine for comparrison as well hopefully it will help a bit. Mine is a Kenner 1977 figure with a light green saber with EPM on the handle and floats till you tap it then it sinks. The other is from a custom figure Bryan sent me with no letters on the handle and is a dark green it does float til tapped as well. Here are some photos of the 2 of them. the light green one is semi translucent as well when held up to a light unlike the dark one which is solid.






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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:32 am

trappedtexan wrote:
Scott, looking at that link it appears there is a repro that doesn't sink also?  So how can one tell the "molded" repro from the original?  Is this affirmative that only glasslite sabers, the non epm Kenner saber, and this repro float?  That throws a monkey wrench into things. scratch

That's correct Bryan and I'm afraid this is one of the accessories the repo makers have come very close with. It's only by sight you can tell this version apart now and I beleve the repo in that thread is also to fool collectors in to thinking there original Glasslite. if you look at Arohk post you can now see how these repo makers have also perfected the float till tapped test as the dark green versions a repo.
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:34 pm

Damn. You guys have me nervous now! I'm sure that this lightsaber I'm about to receive is the real deal... but I'm going to post a bunch of pictures in different lighting and positions for you to check out.

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:58 am

I just received this in the mail today -- here are the pictures for the verdict!

Under a light:




Natural light:




Floats, never sinks when submerged:



Full figure:

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:23 am

From what i can see on my phone it looks good the colour looks close to the same but I am also coloured blind so that dont help. Is there any letters on the handle
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:43 am

I have never seen letters on the r2 saber? I don't see an epm mark. The one scott showed looks the same as this one.

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:44 am

No letters on this R2 saber.. nope.
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:58 am

Matt, in my opinion from the link Scott showed I think it is the original (real) non epm saber that Stef made comparisons with.

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:09 pm

I'm gonna' agree with you. From the original pictures before I got it in hand, it looked a lot more lighter. Could of been the flash or lighting?
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:21 am

darthmatt22 wrote:
I'm gonna' agree with you. From the original pictures before I got it in hand, it looked a lot more lighter. Could of been the flash or lighting?


just found this link |Matt your saber is there bud Smile

Left to right      1.glasslite (yours- light and slit in handle)    2.POTF (slight epm and darker)   3.Droids  (epm and dark)

http://i39.servimg.com/u/f39/18/94/80/32/image12.jpg





And this for the float problem  





Hope this helps mate???
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:40 am

Thanks bud.
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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:06 pm

I saw an R2 Pop up on ebay. It seems ok but i would like some advices before to buy it.

Dome is ok, sticker is a little bit dusty but i am ok with that ( i prefer a dusty one than a fake one).
The saber has the epm.

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:18 pm

I think your good on that one. The saber pic isn't really taken in a good lighting condition but it doesn't appear to be painted and it looks accurate mold wise with the epm on the handle. It does look darker than normal, but it appears to be that the picture was taken without lights on and in just natural lighting, so that may be why it looks darker than I am used to seeing in photos.

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PostSubject: Re: R2D2 pop-up saber help   Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:33 pm

thanks Bryan
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