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Dr Dengar
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PostSubject: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 05, 2012 11:59 am

This week I received this IG-88 figure. He is a cool figure, for different reasons.

Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5801

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Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5781

First of all, he has a COO with the bigger ''©️'' in ''©️ 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?

Select the text underneath with your mouse to see the answer Very Happy


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 limbs


IG-88: 1 (left), 2 (middle), 3 (right).
Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5776

IG-88: 1 (left), 2 (middle), 3 (right).
Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5778

IG-88: 1 (left), 2 (middle), 3 (right).
Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5780


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. Shocked

IG-88 factory error: Note the gap line between the front and back torso parts (left figure).
Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5785

IG-88 factory error: Note the gap line between the front and back torso parts.
Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5786

IG-88 factory error: Note the gap line between the front and back torso parts.
Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5789

IG-88 factory error: Note the gap line between the front and back torso parts.
Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5791

IG-88 factory error: Taken apart w/o any problem. Non welded?
Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5792

IG-88 factory error: Taken apart w/o any problem. Non welded?
Cool Factory Error IG-88 IMG_5794

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. Very Happy




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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 05, 2012 12:17 pm

:Drool: :Drool: :Drool: :Drool: :Drool: :Drool: :Drool: :Drool:

He's all frigged up and broken Marco. I'll gladly send you a "good" one. Very Happy My offer to take him off your hands is always open. Just in case you forgot.
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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 05, 2012 12:56 pm

Whos the seller,did you pay x-tra for it? looks without any proof that somebody had an hangover at work back in the 80's.

Or ledy overstock maybe?

I know nothing about prototypes except that coa is everything


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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 05, 2012 1:34 pm

Its not a prototype or Ledy overstock. He just didnt say where it came from
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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 05, 2012 2:11 pm

Great score Marco, that IG it's amazing, from what I can see on your pics 100% unwelded.
Congrats!

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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 05, 2012 3:10 pm

I like factory errors : ) (sorry, bad joke)
At first I thought his © was on the wrong side. But after reading your explanation he was put together backwards : )
Awesome find my friend : ) What a unique piece!!!!!! A lot going on there.
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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 05, 2012 3:27 pm

Interesting fig you have there Marco, did you buy him as a error or a regular fig?
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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 05, 2012 11:35 pm

@snaggletooth wrote:
Interesting fig you have there Marco, did you buy him as a error or a regular fig?

Iggy came from Spain in a small lot with POCH figures, as a regular figure.

I had noticed the wrongly oriented arms before, but I think it was Paul who mentioned the two left legs when we were discussing this figure in chat.

Probably the seller didn't know.

EDIT: Another IG-88 with COO #7 appeared on TIG.

https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t4075-no-coo-ig-88-figure


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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 05, 2012 11:41 pm

@Dr Dengar wrote:
@snaggletooth wrote:
Interesting fig you have there Marco, did you buy him as a error or a regular fig?

Iggy came from Spain in a small lot with POCH figures, as a regular figure.

I had noticed the wrongly oriented arms before, but I think it was Paul who mentioned the two left legs when we were discussing this figure in chat.

Probably the seller didn't know.


An extra nice bonus when he arrived then mate Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 06, 2012 12:41 am

congrats to a really cool buy,funny that the old owner didnt see that or maybe you just ripped off a blind child Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 06, 2012 4:45 am

@yeah-sus wrote:
congrats to a really cool buy,funny that the old owner didnt see that or maybe you just ripped off a blind child Very Happy

lol!

He did not know much about Star Wars, I think.

Normally he sells other toy lines. But I was honest and paid him a very good price for his figure lot: win-win.
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PostSubject: Re: Cool Factory Error IG-88   Cool Factory Error IG-88 I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 06, 2012 9:33 am

Nice pickup! I love figures with weak sonic welding, we can have some fun with these come April Fools Day geek
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