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PostSubject: Did I just get ripped off on a YPS?   Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:49 pm

I bought a YPS Hoth Stormtrooper from a seller in the Netherlands. It arrived. It has the action force gun and the skirt with the circle holes. What has me questioning if I got a real YPS figure is the COO pattern. I thought only a single scar or double scar removing "hong kong" was YPS style. Is that true? This figure has no "hong kong", but it just blank and smooth. Is this a PBP Hoth Stormtrooper with YPS accessories?
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PostSubject: Re: Did I just get ripped off on a YPS?   Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:16 pm

I don't think a smooth one has been associated to yps. They should be the deep scar coo also called pbp sometimes. There are all sorts of variations on the scar due to the material used to fill the coo and make a scar being soft and wearing in the mold.

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PostSubject: Re: Did I just get ripped off on a YPS?   Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:17 pm

ive never heard of a yps not having a scar . like Bryan said there are LOTS of scar variations on the hoth trooper . ill take a picture of mine
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PostSubject: Re: Did I just get ripped off on a YPS?   Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:24 pm

here ya go .mines a double scar............... hope this helps

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PostSubject: Re: Did I just get ripped off on a YPS?   Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:15 pm

Mine has the single scar I haven't heard of any smooth one either.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I just get ripped off on a YPS?   Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:32 am

Checked my YPS, has the shallow double scar...although as it has been pointed out there are numerous variations that were made as the fill used to cover the Hong Kong COO began to wear out, so maybe it is possible? My impression was that the YPS was overstock figures packed in with the magazine, so it would make some sense that different sorts of Euro figures may have gotten mixed in.

Unfortunately there is another possibility, as you said it may be another more common Euro figure with "YPS" (or repro) accessories. The Action Force rifle was also available in an Action Force blister pack, wasn't it? Can you post pics of the rifle and the skirt? If those could be spotted as fake or verified as legit it might help you figure this out.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I just get ripped off on a YPS?   Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:34 pm

Hi there,
The "YPS rifle" was part of the Enemy Battle Gear pack.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I just get ripped off on a YPS?   Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:42 am

Single scar, split scar & the various altered smooth/part 'scars' are all 'Euro' & could have been used with the YPS magazine. None are YPS exclusive IMO
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PostSubject: Re: Did I just get ripped off on a YPS?   Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:49 am

After taking a closer look, there is a slight "scar" under the "ng" area below 'Hong Kong". I was under the impression the YPS figure only had the deep single scar or deep double scar. Maybe that is not the case then and other scar types could have been used. The figure's gun and cape appear to be authentic.
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PostSubject: Re: Did I just get ripped off on a YPS?   Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:43 am

Looking at wolfs guide picture (screen capture below) the various scars and the smooth deleted coo are all in the euro/pbp category just as AJ said. It is possible I assume that this coo could have ended up with the magazine, but I have never seen it labeled as such.




If I follow wolff's guide correctly every arrow between the coos means a change in the mold for the coo. This would mean the smooth/deleted coo was a change in the mold after the various scars. This to me would mean that the scars and the smooth were made at two different times, so they would not be issued together with a limited edition type of giveaway thing. The YPS magazine was only a one month issue right? So unless it just happened to occur at the time when they were changing molds and unless it just happened to occur that the magazine ordered more figures (before and after the mold change to get both types), then logically I would think only one type of coo alteration would have been available at the time. That is just my thinking on it.

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