This week I received this IG-88 figure. He is a cool figure, for different reasons.
First of all, he has a COO with the bigger ''
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1980 L.F.L." like in COO #3 but is lacking "HONG KONG". This COO is not yet depicted in the guide, let's call it COO #7.
Apart from a less frequent COO there is also something else about this figure. Take a look again in the picture what do you see?
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POOR IGGY HAS HIS ARMS ORIENTED BACKWARDS AND TWO LEFT LEGS!!
Apart from the obvious factory mistakes, this figure is also different with respect to:
- the glossiness of the used metallic finish
- the stiffness of the limbs, the limbs are made of very hard plastic
- the colour of the sensor 'spots' on the head
See the pics below, from left to right you see:
1) COO #6, No wire along the right leg, normal eyes, dull metallic (silver) finish, pale orange spots on head, flexible limbs
2) COO #7 (factory error), No right leg, normal eyes, glossy metallic finish, dull orange spots on head, very hard limbs
3) COO #5, Wire along the right leg, hollow eyes, very glossy metallic finish, dark orange spots on head, hard limbsIG-88: 1 (left), 2 (middle), 3 (right).IG-88: 1 (left), 2 (middle), 3 (right).IG-88: 1 (left), 2 (middle), 3 (right).
When I took a closer look at this figure I noticed a small gap line all along the front and back part of his torso. Without using any force I could separate the two parts and basically ended up with a non welded figure. WOW! This figure did not stop to surprise me. IG-88 factory error: Note the gap line between the front and back torso parts (left figure).IG-88 factory error: Note the gap line between the front and back torso parts.IG-88 factory error: Note the gap line between the front and back torso parts.IG-88 factory error: Note the gap line between the front and back torso parts.IG-88 factory error: Taken apart w/o any problem. Non welded? IG-88 factory error: Taken apart w/o any problem. Non welded?
I am not an expert so I don't know whether there is evidence for welding at all. The connecting edges of the two parts look relatively 'clean' to me.
I was wondering, whether you have seen such IG-88 before (apart from the obvious errors)?
I would like to know a little bit more about him.
Oh yeah, and I need a loose hard plastic right leg to complete Iggy.