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PostSubject: Vintage Weapons original steel molds   Vintage Weapons original steel molds I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 7:58 am

I have seen a few original molds for figures over the years that were saved from the scrap heep but have always wondered what happened to the molds for the weapons. Did any servive destruction and end up in anyones collection, If they did survive the scraping process are these items safe from being used for making Repro junk and put onto the Vintage market.
I know the collector coin molds have been re struck if thats the proper term so i hope this isn't the case as even the experts from the Gunnery would struggle to tell the difference if the original molds arn't in safe hands Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Weapons original steel molds   Vintage Weapons original steel molds I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 8:01 am

I think if theres any that did survive the China Sea, they are in good hands. Thats why the repros arent dead on exact copies right now. The repro makers have to make their own molds, so that takes away from the detail of the weapons.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Weapons original steel molds   Vintage Weapons original steel molds I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 8:40 am

@Chris_J wrote:
I think if theres any that did survive the China Sea, they are in good hands. Thats why the repros arent dead on exact copies right now. The repro makers have to make their own molds, so that takes away from the detail of the weapons.

Yeah it would be a nightmare if they started using original molds :/
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Weapons original steel molds   Vintage Weapons original steel molds I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 8:41 am

Mark Poon is treasure hunting for lost weapon molds at the bottom of the Chinese Sea. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Weapons original steel molds   Vintage Weapons original steel molds I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 8:49 am

For the newer people here, this thread will explain what Im talking about and the China Red Sea.

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t807015/

Theres still no proof it actually happened, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Weapons original steel molds   Vintage Weapons original steel molds I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 11:45 am

@Chris_J wrote:
For the newer people here, this thread will explain what Im talking about and the China Red Sea.

http://forum.rebelscum.com/t807015/

Theres still no proof it actually happened, though.


Here's a post from a former Kenner Employee about it as well. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Weapons original steel molds   Vintage Weapons original steel molds I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 2:58 pm

@Dr Dengar wrote:
Mark Poon is treasure hunting for lost weapon molds at the bottom of the Chinese Sea. Very Happy
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okay...this IS the funniest thing I read this month!!! lol!



No matter if they are worked to anchors or not!!! Steel is a wnated and valuable metall and they were metlted for 100%. Its just a toy steelmold...why keep it in 1986???
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Weapons original steel molds   Vintage Weapons original steel molds I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 5:54 pm

@wbobafett wrote:
@Dr Dengar wrote:
Mark Poon is treasure hunting for lost weapon molds at the bottom of the Chinese Sea. Very Happy
Vintage Weapons original steel molds 1291110076106564



okay...this IS the funniest thing I read this month!!! lol!



No matter if they are worked to anchors or not!!! Steel is a wnated and valuable metall and they were metlted for 100%. Its just a toy steelmold...why keep it in 1986???

I can't see why they would dump steel either. Maybe they say they "dumped" them, but they are stored in the cellar of the same employes that said they where Razz and now many years later, repro stormtroopers anyone? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Weapons original steel molds   Vintage Weapons original steel molds I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 20, 2012 7:47 pm

@Rawlin wrote:
I can't see why they would dump steel either. Maybe they say they "dumped" them, but they are stored in the cellar of the same employes that said they where Razz and now many years later, repro stormtroopers anyone? Razz
lol! Rolling Eyes

A further archived thread to read:
Vintage: Are the original steel molds for the Kenner figures still around?
where ChrisG addresses why they might have been thrown in the sea rather than melted down...

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