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PostSubject: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:44 pm

Over the past 6 months I've been trying to work out what exact moc type I would have bought as a child. I still have many of my childhood figures and some off cuts from some cardbacks as clues. Being from the UK and only being born in 1977 my memories of cardbacks are mostly ROTJ Palitoy and Tri Logo and have no memory at all of Kenner products.

While noting the coo's of my childhood toys for clues, I noticed a small oddity. Below is a picture of my childhood Han Bespin. According to Wolfs guide his left leg is from the I 1a but his right leg is of a I 1b despite a bit of rectangular mould error on the H. Also they are described as being Ledy / Kenner on the guide. I can 100% assure that the legs have not been swapped or tampered with in any way.

http://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/coo-guide-3-0/esb/han-solo-bespin-outfit/#a

Does anyone else have an example of the Coo combination or mould error covering the H?
Does this mean that I would have purchased a Kenner Han Bespin as a child?

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PostSubject: Re: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:16 pm

This would be a kenner mold meaning palitoy or trilogo card would have been able to have this figure on it. Palitoy did not produce its own figures so any mold from kenner could have been used.

Seems there may be some confusion on who did and did not produce figures.

Ledy produced figures using existing molds
Poch/pbp produced figures using existing molds
meccano I am not 100% certain but seems to have produced some figures that are exclusive to meccano
Takara produced 3 figures with japan coo
Glasslite produced figures using new molds
Palitoy did not produce any figures
trilogo is not even a company so did not produce any figures
Top toys produced figures using new molds
Harbert did not produce figures
Basa produced 12 inch figures but did not produce 3 3/4
clipper did not produce figures
toltoys I am unsure of I have been told the vader with Taiwan only and the jawa with dark cape are toltoys exclusive but I have not seen anything to confirm or contradict that.

Most companies just imported figures and carded them without actually producing new figures themselves. If I have any of the above info wrong please correct me as I typed this up off the top of my head. I am almost certain I missed a few companies as it seems there are more I just cant think of.

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PostSubject: Re: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:56 pm

This is kinda what I thought. Just the Ledy/Kenner description threw me a little. One Palitoy ESB or ROTJ Han Bespin moc required. Very Happy

The mixed up COO and date legs must make it worth at least $10,000 Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:43 pm

There is no leg mix up. Legs are made in pairs usually so I L1a or 1b and I R1a or 1b - so one 'variant' can have 4 combinations.
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PostSubject: Re: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:47 pm

Ahhh, but the maniacs who collect every single type will want one of each combination. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:50 pm

It was mentioned above that meccano produced some exclusive figures. Does anyone know which ones? And can you tell the difference between them and a pbp figure, if it is a loose figure? What I could find it seems that both meccano and ppb have scarred coo's, making it difficult to tell the difference?
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PostSubject: Re: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:06 am

ive been trying to put together a full loose meccano run . theres a thread on here about it although I don't know to put a link up for you .

aj and others have helped me off the top if my head .....
these are the ones I own...............................

death star droid no coo blank raised bar
ackbar no coo scar rough feeling coo
boba fett no coo 2 dif types of right legs that differ from the ledy
tie pilot big emblems close to center line of helmet
luke hoth pink face scar no coo
biker scout made in macau coo
hoth leia 1 line coo id have to look to confirm

and the 2 that I don't ....
tusken raider no coo hollow cheek tubes
hoth rebel soldier 1 line big coo

the debate on the geisha leia and red cane yoda has me thinking on the side with people that believe these aren't meccano exclusives hope this helps
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PostSubject: Re: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:10 am

ill take pics today for you ... but if you search and find wolfs (wbobafett) limelight his collection is pretty much fact and quite amazing
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PostSubject: Re: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:26 am

That was very helpful thanks for being detailed. I'll search that collection. If you can post some more pictures,that would be great.
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PostSubject: Re: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:14 am

Also have seen some say the light green walrusman is Meccano. I don't know that any of them are truly Meccano exclusive which is why I said I am not 100% certain. Seems most examples have been found in France is why they are usually tied to Meccano, but I haven't really searched them up to see if they have been found elsewhere.

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PostSubject: Re: Han Bespin Coo - Childhood Figure.   Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:12 pm

oh I g=forgot the no coo raised blank bar luke farmboy
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