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PostSubject: Green blasters and casters   Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:13 am

I know I've seen some of this info, but I'm trying to get verification from the experts here on the forum. I've searched the forums already, but came up empty.

I'm curious about vintage green weapons. I know Chewbacca's bowcaster is said to be an issue of poorly mixed pigments, but what about Imperial blasters? Stands to reason they would be the same issue. I thought too that I read that green accessories could be found throughout the line, and not just in the earliest figures. True? I ask because I bought a lot of a green bowcaster and two green Imperial blasters. Just because I think they're cool Very Happy

I also have wondered about the versions listed here at TIG. Do they relate to time? Say a Walrusman from '78 would only come with a V1 blaster. Or was it just different molds from different plants? A Walrusman from '78 coming with any version of the Imperial blaster.

I really appreciate the help. There's a lot of information out there, but it seems pretty scattered, and there are questions I have, mainly regarding variants and their correct accessories, that I can't seem to find with a simple search. Anyway, thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Green blasters and casters   Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:51 pm

http://www.imperialgunnery.com/imperialblasters.htm

Read the top of this page, explains the pigment issues as well as the correct color of weapon each figure came with.

As far as the labeling of v1, v2, etc it does not necessarily denote a time line but rather a different version of the weapon. Ideally v1 would be the earliest produced and so on, but I don't think that has actually been researched.

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PostSubject: Re: Green blasters and casters   Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:10 pm

Bryan's right, the V1, V2 etc labels are purely that, labels that denote versions for listing purposes only.
I know that when the site was first created colour-matching and verifying the weapons was done by studying multiple moc examples. I have a few blasters in green and agree they are cool looking Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Green blasters and casters   Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:05 pm

Thanks for the link and the info. I've missed that page and it consolidates a lot of great info. I'm a bit obsessive, and I only buy loose figures up to this point, so I'm always trying to pinpoint what came when. Really because ideally I could then point to a figure and say it's accurate to such and such a release of the figure
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