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PostSubject: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:56 pm

I have seen people claim both, but in my opinion. There is no evidence that he left the factory with that yellow and since the limbs are for sure degraded I believe it to be degradation.

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PostSubject: Re: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:07 pm

I agree with Bryan 100%
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PostSubject: Re: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:43 pm

I know this seller. He just put it up today as a 'neon green variant' -- Usually he's spot on with his vintage. Not sure where his head's at with this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:59 am

He's getting over $200 for a paint degradation! Holy cow!

Yeah, I've bought some regular figures from this person before. Overall, always nice stuff and fast shipping. Just surprised by this "variant". Sometimes he sells a "light blue spray painted Fett helmet variant". It always goes for over $100 when he has it. I wish I had a picture to post to see what people here think about that possible variant too.
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PostSubject: Re: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:12 am

That fett variant does exist.  http://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/kenner-variants/mold-color-variants/

You can find it on the linked page above.

Edit: to clarify I meant the light blue painted Taiwan fett is a known variant.

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PostSubject: Re: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:26 am

I had the same problem with one of my Fetts, the degradation of the plastic has caused a whitish color to show from underneath the blue. 




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PostSubject: Re: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:54 am

Has anyone tried to compare similarities between the "neon" boba paint scheme,
I have tried to see it as degradation like you guys mention, but this neon boba always has the same paint on all the ones that have showed up,
what I mean is the green on the chest is always the same green much richer green,
the red is always a much deeper red,
the yellow is always a much brighter yellow,
the limbs are always a light shade of grey plastic.
To sum it up this figure is always the same,
to say it is degradation would suggest different levels of colour and plastic degredation, but that simply doesn't happen with this figure.
If it is always consistent how can it be degradation.
Not taking a stab at anyone but remember that for years the boot colour differences on, bespin lukes for EG: was always quickly said to be colour degradation, we know better now that they are infact different colours on the boots.
Serious question now, is the coo on the neon fett always the same coo??? Can those who have one check the coo on their neon boba please.
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PostSubject: Re: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:04 am

Those are interesting insights. If they all have the same COO, maybe it was one factory that had a batch that turned out some "neon" Fetts before the quality control dept fixed it.
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PostSubject: Re: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:30 am

You cant find any fett with yellow on a figure that doesn't have degraded limbs. The green I believe is possibly unique, but there is no way to say that the yellow was applied at the factory in that shade. When it left the factory it wasn't yellow is what I think.

I can find nothing that would account for the yellow. The earliest fett example of the kit bash was a darker orange color:
http://theswca.com/images-conce/rocketfett-kitbash3.html
The earliest carded prototype was the darker orange color:
http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48813
and even wolff has said it is degradation:
http://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/boba-fett/

There is just no proof that the factory applied that paint color to fett, nor that the pads were ever meant to be yellow. This is why I said I have seen it said by both, but I have seen some fetts that have both colors on the same figure which would indicate this is degradation. They wouldn't have painted two colors on the same figure. I cant find a picture at the moment of a figure with both, but I know I saw one on ebay at one time.

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PostSubject: Re: Fett degredation of paint color or true variant?   Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:43 am

Literally did a search on ebay for a minute and found two that fit the degradation theory. The first has two colors on the same figure:

The second and third pic are the front and back of the same figure. You can see the right arm from the rear looks darker and the left knee looks darker and it even has mold spots on the arm from the degradation.



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