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.
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?
(also, I've tried to attach file pics of this thing on here but apparently it is not letting me)