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 Which vintage figures are best at holding their guns and accessories and which are not???

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Which vintage figures are best at holding their guns and accessories and which are not???


Which vintage figures are best at holding their guns and accessories and which are not??? The-gu11
"Hey sis, how's that grip coming along?"




So, I was sorting through some of my loose figures and their accessories recently, and I started to think how Kenner had designed some of them really well in the way they held onto their weapons and accessories, while some, imo, had been designed pretty badly!

So, just for some light-hearted fun, here's my short list of the GOOD the BAD and the UGLY for holding onto those all important galactic blasters and sabers...


THE GOOD:

Walrusman - no trouble here with this dude keeping hold of his blaster! Go Wally!

Luke X-Wing Pilot - this guy never drops his gun! Kenner, very thoughtfully, moulded his fingers and thumb into a circle... meaning he had the perfect grip!

Han Hoth - not only could Han keep a pretty tight grip on his piece Smile but Kenner, very cleverly, gave him a hip holster to place his weapon inside for those precious 'hands-free' moments! Perfect for when he fancied a game of charades with Leia!

And those guys AT-AT driver, Luke Hoth, Rebel Commander and a couple of others with their cool rifle slings! Just great for that casual "slung over the shoulder" look. And perfect also for a quick game of charades with Han and Leia!



THE BAD:

Biker Scout - not very good at keeping his blaster this one! And when he did it was often pointing at a funny angle... meaning he was more likely to shoot one of his fellow scout colleagues than any crazy tree-hugging Ewoks!

Jawa - Oops! Sorry mate, was that your foot?

B-Wing pilot - his gun is so tiny and skinny the poor guy never stands a chance!



THE UGLY:

Lando General - agghh! No matter how many times I try I just can't get him to keep hold of his *!!*MU**THA*!*!!*FU*!**!!ING!!** gun!! Each time I think I've cracked it I turn around only to see that blaster lying back on the display stand next to Lando's feet, and Lando standing there grinning and saying: "Hey, it wasn't me! Say, anyone for charades?"


lol, it might just be me. What do you guys think? Do you have any good bad and ugly figures for holding onto their weapons and accs? What figures did you think Kenner made well in this department? I mean, the original sabers for Ben, Luke and Darth often have broken tips, but at least they never dropped them.




Which vintage figures are best at holding their guns and accessories and which are not??? Protot10
A vintage Kenner employee tests out the prototype version of the new Boba Fett 'ultimate eat space-lead mutha! blaster'. Sadly, this accessory never made it into production.




Which vintage figures are best at holding their guns and accessories and which are not??? Han-ai10
Han says: "That's the last time you tell me to 'get a grip' buddy!"


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PostSubject: Re: Which vintage figures are best at holding their guns and accessories and which are not???   Which vintage figures are best at holding their guns and accessories and which are not??? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 06, 2011 10:20 am

Heres a small list from when I had more figures.

The Good
Fett
Dengar
Zuckuss
Chewy
Snowtrooper

The Bad

Bossk hands just not made for it. Very Happy


The ugly

IG-88 how in the world do you get him to keep his weapons in hand with hands like that, Ill never know. lol!

Plus factor in years of wear from playing, the hands go wide and wont hold squat.
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Cool list Chris! Ah, I forgot to add Weequay to the good... that guy just looks so cool the way he can hold his vibro axe with both hands.


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You can always boil the kettle & 'mold' their hands Wink
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@aussiejames wrote:
You can always boil the kettle & 'mold' their hands Wink


well remembered James. And it really does work. Here is the original thread:

https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t1246-loose-weapons-in-your-figures-hands-nothing-a-little-hot-water-wont-fixpics?highlight=remoulding+hands

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now *this* is a thread worth reading! Smile cheers paul

my personal favs:

Leia Boushh (not her hand holding abilities, for sure, but way cool if you stick her pole in the spot between her hip and arm!)

Weequay (look mom, two hands!)

Hammerhead (tilt his head just a little, and you have the coolest gun pose ever!)

OG Han is cool too, with his bent arm putting extra focus on it.


the losers:
anakin
sy snootles
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I can't belive nobody has mentioned the BEST STAR WARS FIGURE GUN HOLDER EVER !!!!! Greedo

Frig I though you guys were on the ball. lol!
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@kisstour03 wrote:
I can't belive nobody has mentioned the BEST STAR WARS FIGURE GUN HOLDER EVER !!!!! Greedo

Frig I though you guys were on the ball. lol!

lol!

yes like darth vader, luke skywalker and ben kenobi.
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Cool thread Paul, refreshing somehow!!! Very Happy

The Good
- Squidhead (the grey gun just seems to 'click' into his hand)
- Chewbacca (well the hook on the bowcaster helps a lot here).
- Snowtrooper
- Gam Guard
- Rebel Soldier
- Rebel Commando

The Bad
- Stormtrooper (he holds his gun, but always under a stupid strange angle)
- TIE Fighter Pilot (same here)
- Luke Jedi (the lightsaber always drops, or maybe I use the wrong hand, it should be right, isn't it?)


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I put the gun in Lukes left hand and his saber in the black one, the turn it 1/4 turn and it stays just fine

Biker scout sucks ass at holding his weapon as does one of my IG-88.
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