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PostSubject: Princess Leia blaster questions   Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:43 am

Recently I purchased a loose 1977-1983 Leia, in which the seller claimed both cape and gun were 100% vintage original and NOT repros.
Upon inspection ... the cape passes the fingernail zipping test, so we're good there. But the blaster almost seems too good to be true, because of how great of condition it is in.
I'm thinking it's the dark blue/black V2 version and passes the float test. Also when placed above a light, appears to be a translucent blueish color.

Questions:
1. Is this the black/blue translucent variant?
2. Could a repro Leia gun be translucent at all?
3. Also if this is legit, did this variant only come in the early bird figure? Or just the 1st production runs of Leia in the 1977 molds?

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(also, I've tried to attach file pics of this thing on here but apparently it is not letting me)
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PostSubject: Re: Princess Leia blaster questions   Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:01 am

Hi Matt welcome to the group if I haven't done that already. For you question I looked up the reference material that was compiled some time ago to save you the trouble of finding it.

The link below will show you all the info gathered here about the blasters you have in question.
http://www.imperialgunnery.com/princessleiablasters.htm

There is also much more useful info there as well so look around you may find other things that could help you out. But if not just ask we are all here to help each other.

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PostSubject: Re: Princess Leia blaster questions   Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:36 am

Yes, and thank you. That was my first stop actually. But i didn't see pics of anything resembling mine. Especially the translucent variants
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PostSubject: Re: Princess Leia blaster questions   Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:39 am

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PostSubject: Re: Princess Leia blaster questions   Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:07 am

Generally reproduction are not translucent, but that doesn't mean it is a hard rule that they can/will never be, just means we haven't see it yet. From what I see in the photo I think you are correct that you have a version 2 blue/black and it is authentic. At the top of the page Larry linked you can see this blaster came with original leia as well as Leia Bespin.

Hope this helps you out some with your questions.

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PostSubject: Re: Princess Leia blaster questions   Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:31 am

Okay ... i looked and read thru all the Leia blasters thread. Do you think y'all would want to add any of my pics of this dark blue/black translucent variant of her gun, since there isn't any on the Gunnery website?

Also ... is there any information regarding which Princess Leia figs were available with this much more harder to find variant? Because I'm wondering if it possibly only came with the Early Bird Princess Leia figures?

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PostSubject: Re: Princess Leia blaster questions   Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:24 pm

I am asking some of the others so we can get back to you on this with more details. Thanks.

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