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PostSubject: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 9:43 am

Hi all,

I have recently bought what i thought could be an upgrade for my Glasslite Chewie.

The last one was bought off Marcelo,very nice guy IMO, thanks MArcelo for an smooth transaction dude Smile

Both Chewies have slightly different stamps and the rifles are also different in colours.

One of them is similar as the one showed by Lee in this thread and have a very noticeable
silverish to it
https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t3807-glasslite-chewbacca-rifle
the other one looks like the one showed on the rifles section at TIG and its much more shinier than the others versions and the plastic is almost a dark deep blue colour.
http://www.imperialgunnery.com/theriflessection.htm

Here you are some picts:
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the stamps:
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And a comparison shoot along with a regular Kenner rifle:
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****EDIT****
Mold differernces
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Any thoughts will be very appreciated.
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 11:30 am

First, sorry I can't help with you question, Javi.

I would like to ask you for a favor, could you check if the Glasslite Chewbacca riffle floats or sink, when put in water. I got mine from an eBay auction in 2005, where I won all 8 Glasslite figures from a Brazilian seller, but in 8 different auctions. Mine sinks and so does the Snowtrooper riffle, the others float and I'm sure they are original.
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 1:17 pm

Hi Javi

Great comparison pictures better than i could muster up Embarassed

Interesting that there could be 2 different GL chewie blasters. I'm glad another silverish one like mine
has come to light. My eyes aren't great with small details, but are the 2 blaster molds the same Javi?

Regarding the coo stamp, a very minor difference but good find nonetheless. Wolff will have the
definitive answer on this one Wink

@ Henrik - i float tested my blasters and....

Chewie floats, Snowtrooper sinks. Both brazilian bought (like you i purchased a whole GL set
from the same seller)
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 1:30 pm

I did the "water test" Henrik and my
Glasslite snowtrooper rifle :sink
the Chewie´s rifle from stamp 1(the one off Marcelo )much more shinier: sink
the one from stamp 2 (silverish) :float
the other Kenner Zuckus´s rifles : all float
the other Kenner Snowtrooper´s rifles : all float
So the silverish one could be just a regular kenner rifle?? unsure
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 2:09 pm

Yaeh I noticed already the 2 slight different stamps on the Glasslite Chewie...same goes for his "Kenner" counterpart coo!

I can only repeat myself here: They always go in pairs (minimum). Just think of the raised bar Luke (meccano and glasslite). Its more obvious but you have year up and down on both!

I cannot help on the weapon...sorry....I gave up years ago...maybe I was always fooled! IMO I still lack an original glasslite rifle. From the pictures alone you can not tell sth if you have none yourself. They are just too close to Kenner.
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 2:12 pm

@javiswspain wrote:
I did the "water test" Henrik and my
Glasslite snowtrooper rifle :sink
the Chewie´s rifle from stamp 1(the one off Marcelo )much more shinier: sink
the one from stamp 2 (silverish) :float
the other Kenner Zuckus´s rifles : all float
the other Kenner Snowtrooper´s rifles : all float
So the silverish one could be just a regular kenner rifle?? unsure

to add:

The glasslite pop up saber is unsinkable!! Whereas the Kenner one can sink if you are tapping it!
https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t1730-r2-pop-up-saber-floater-or-sinker
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 2:12 pm

@Lee_m wrote:

...are the 2 blaster molds the same Javi?...
Hey Lee,
thanks for the imput Smile
Both rifles Have slight mold fifferences , i have just added some picts in the first post.
BTW did your GL Chewie have stamp #2??
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 2:17 pm

A different looking injection point is no difference in the mold if I may allowed to add this! Its a problem in the whole zuckuss rifle discussion! We nee to find other mold differences......far away from the injection points!

And even if so......there was of course a few steel molds used to make these!

No help at all...I know.....but please keep this in mind!
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 2:27 pm

@wbobafett wrote:
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I cannot help on the weapon...sorry....I gave up years ago...maybe I was always fooled! IMO I still lack an original glasslite rifle. From the pictures alone you can not tell sth if you have none yourself. They are just too close to Kenner.
thanks Wolff Smile
IMO when you have all of them on hands and put them in to the sunlight you can easily spot the differences indeed
Its weird but ,I think i have taken a very good comparison picts! lol! so you can see yourself the differences, very noticiable compared with the Kenner rifle...of course the light on some picts can made tricks , but this one is very close to the real colours IMHO.


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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 2:29 pm

Are these harder....like the Snowtrooper rifle??

Also...from the picture I would say I have the "silverish" one like yopu call them!! And not on my glasslite Chewie

So I would also go with the sinker...just from the pics.....but this also could be a repro???



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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 2:29 pm

Thanks for testing Lee and Javi.

My Glaslite Chewbacca riffle is the shiny one, so I'm glad to hear it sinks and the Snowtrooper riffle does too. I was 95% sure mine is the real deal, now I'm 100% sure, so it was great news indeed.
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@wbobafett wrote:
A different looking injection point is no difference in the mold if I may allowed to add this! Its a problem in the whole zuckuss rifle discussion! We nee to find other mold differences......far away from the injection points!

And even if so......there was of course a few steel molds used to make these!

No help at all...I know.....but please keep this in mind!

I am with you Wolff, a different looking injettion point is no enought difference but i have just rechecked both rifles and maybe my eyes play tricks on me but there is a real mold difference IMHO

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 16, 2012 5:42 pm

[quote="javiswspain"]
@Lee_m wrote:

BTW did your GL Chewie have stamp #2??

Yep, mine is stamp/coo #2.

I'm against my blaster being a repro
because of where i got it from and the fact that all the rest of the
GL set i got is spot on...
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 17, 2012 5:50 am

[quote="Lee_m"]
@javiswspain wrote:
@Lee_m wrote:

BTW did your GL Chewie have stamp #2??

Yep, mine is stamp/coo #2.

I'm against my blaster being a repro
because of where i got it from and the fact that all the rest of the
GL set i got is spot on...
I am agree with you Lee.
Mine both rifles comes from brazilian people aswell...
On the other hand, how many possiblities there are that two diferent brazilian guys bought regular kenner Zuckus´s rifles to complet his GL Chewies and both received the scarce(IMO) silverish one??weird, right??
:scratch: :scratch:
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 22, 2012 5:02 pm

I was discussing those Glasslite weapons with Kenneth this past Saturday. I told me he have both carded, but there was a small crack in the bubble on Chewbacca and Snowtrooper, so the weapons could be removed. He called me today and said he did the water test on the two weapons and asked if I would post the results here.

Snowtrooper: sinks
Chewbacca (silvery version): floats

So it seems like both this silvery version and the shiny version (which sinks) are legitimate Glasslite weapons.
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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 06, 2013 10:59 am

Old topic, but i'll add my input for the fun of it.

My Glasslite Chewie's both COO's

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I'll dig out my Glasslite Rifles this weekend and float test them and update the thread (I have both shiny and dull) ?!?!

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PostSubject: Re: GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts?   GLASSLITE CHEWIE VARIANT???thoughts? I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 09, 2013 4:44 am

Glasslite Rifle Comparison

As promised I've taken a few comparison shots of my Glasslite rifles from my Chewbacca & Jord Dusat figures and added a few notes to the differences I could see.
 
Top - Kenner Variant 1
Middle - Glasslite Chewbacca
Bottom - Glasslite Jord Dusat
 
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L/R - GL Jord Dusat / GL Chewbacca / Variant 1 / Variant 2 / Variant 1
 
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Both Glasslite Rifles with "extra" flashing on the butt
 
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Glasslite Jord Dusat Rifle SINKS
 
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Glasslite Chewbacca Rifle SINKS
 
Comparison Details
 
Glasslite Jord Dusat Rifle is VERY SHINY
Glasslite Chewbacca Rifle is SHINY'ISH
Glasslite share the mould characteristics and injection pin positions as Kenner Variant 1
Glasslite Rifles are LONGER
Glasslite Rifles SINK
Glasslite Rifles have EXTRA FLASHING

Comments welcome....

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Found one in my repro archive cheers

both are longer & sink

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