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PostSubject: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 19, 2009 10:35 am

Meccano, Palitoy, PBP, Lili Ledy, Harbert, Clipper, Top Toys...

Out of ALL the foreign (to Kenner) licensees, which is your all time favourite?

I think really they are all awesome, the dramatically different logos used and the variations that can be found in
the lines from these Licensees / Countries are all fantastic and add so much diversity to the figures we choose to collect,
they can give a focus depth by just one figure and if someone is collecting the entire line its a sight to see!

Any favourites from you guys??
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 19, 2009 10:40 am

I love them all and the logo diversity is incredible.

My favorite at the moment (likely to change again) are the Mecanno Cards.

I recently picked up this minty Meccano ROTJ Luc (Tenue) Bespin cardback off Uli.

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I would love to get some ROTJ Meccano MOC's at some point.

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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 19, 2009 2:39 pm

That really is a clean cardback Jay!

I think the Lili Ledy line of figures are just great because of the variations and obvious QC differences between them and Kenner but there are definitely more striking Logo's out there like the Harbert and Palitoy ones.

I think if I were too choose a specific Licensee to collect I probably wouldn't choose Kenner at all, perhaps that lies in the rarity of the foreign figures, everything Kenner produced just seems like its limitless and can be found in less than an hour on the internet!
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 20, 2009 3:08 pm

favorites....hmmmm thats really a tough decision!

I like most: LL then PBP and Meccano...

I think these thre are my favs.

Otherwise I´m just a loose collector so it only depends on the figure variants. And these are great to the licensees I mentioned Wink


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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 21, 2009 3:50 am

Being a variant devotee, i love Ledy's, just can't beat 'em.

Must admit tho, currently got a soft spot for PBP figures, watch this space for some wholesale PBP additions coming soon!!! ❤
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 22, 2009 4:58 am

They all have their quirky points: Glasslite & Meccano odd size square cards, Top Toys figures without pegholes. I do have a soft spot for Ledys but national pride says Tol Toys is my favourite. Now to find a spoty VC Jawa frustrated
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 22, 2009 9:37 am

Great question Joe.

It's a real tough one.

I am really enjoying collecting the loose foreign variants of which Ledy are probably
my favourite as there are so many. But I also love the Tops Toys figures as they are
so crudely made.

With carded figures I love the look of Harberts. I think they are great looking cardbacks.

But I think the sexiest run is the SW first 20 Palitoy run.
One day, one day :Drool:
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 22, 2009 2:56 pm

@burnsy wrote:
Great question Joe.

It's a real tough one.

I am really enjoying collecting the loose foreign variants of which Ledy are probably
my favourite as there are so many. But I also love the Tops Toys figures as they are
so crudely made.

With carded figures I love the look of Harberts. I think they are great looking cardbacks.

But I think the sexiest run is the SW first 20 Palitoy run.
One day, one day :Drool:

Have you started on the SW Palitoy MOC yet Stu? or got any other Palitoy MOC?

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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 22, 2009 3:05 pm

Jay, yes mate I started on the SW Pali's.

I have three with another one in the pipeline.

It's gonna be a long road ahead but I'm always on the lookout
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 23, 2009 6:29 am

@burnsy wrote:
Jay, yes mate I started on the SW Pali's.

I have three with another one in the pipeline.

It's gonna be a long road ahead but I'm always on the lookout

Are you just going for SW Pali's Stu?

I got to say the Palitoy Logo is awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 23, 2009 6:34 am

I will always be watching out for them Jay and when they come up if I can
afford it I will get them.

It's just a very expensive run which I'm gonna take my time with.
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 23, 2009 11:59 am

Other than the german site does anyone have a good reference for loose ledys?
Im after some good pics, the german site is great but very limited in the amount of figures it shows.

Does anyone have a pic of a ledy prune face, i think i have one here amongst some loose figs, im letting my little lad have them but if its ledy i will hold onto prune face as its a line i fancy collecting.
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 23, 2009 12:21 pm

Hiya Del,

I would love to help put together a more in depth Ledy reference site
as the German one is great, but far of being complete.

Maybe myself and Wolff could supply photos and comparisons and we can have it attached
to TIG and aim for a full comparison for all Ledy figures.

With regards to Prune face, Ledy has a duller paint finish to his torso
a shiny black eyeatch. Belt, trousers and boots are shiny aswell.
His hands are a lighter shiny shade of pink

The COO is on the inside of the top of his left thigh cLFL1984

Do you have a cape aswell? If so it is a darker, more firm material.

Hope this helps, if not I'll get some photos

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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 23, 2009 12:24 pm

Sounds like a good idea Burnsy, if Wolff has time for another side project to help you and others!! (That makes his own collecting + personal life & the huge new variation guide with Mike & this possible Ledy guide)

Oh and don't forget he is knocking everyone up a custom x-wing luke lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 23, 2009 12:37 pm

@burnsy wrote:
Hiya Del,

I would love to help put together a more in depth Ledy reference site
as the German one is great, but far of being complete.

Maybe myself and Wolff could supply photos and comparisons and we can have it attached
to TIG and aim for a full comparison for all Ledy figures.

With regards to Prune face, Ledy has a duller paint finish to his torso
a shiny black eyeatch. Belt, trousers and boots are shiny aswell.
His hands are a lighter shiny shade of pink

The COO is on the inside of the top of his left thigh cLFL1984

Do you have a cape aswell? If so it is a darker, more firm material.

Hope this helps, if not I'll get some photos

Stu

Basically the main TIG Site has unlimited web space so if anyone wants to help set up a guide for Lily Ledy Figures then i am more than up for it guys!

The plan always was to expand the TIG Reference into other fields in 2010.
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 23, 2009 1:16 pm

Cheers Stu,
A pic would be great mate when you get the time.
I have 2 loose prune faces, one has much greener legs and a orange eye, the other one has a yellowish eye.
Both have the same coo. I have 2 capes, very similar shades but one seems more fluffy.

Years ago i asked on Rs about a prune face i had and was told it was ledy, ive since sold that one but this one looks the same from what i can remember.
However i wouldn't say his boots or eye patch were any shinier, its probably another variant (tri or something)
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 23, 2009 7:00 pm

I think Cobra was just about to start work on a Ledy reference guide.
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 23, 2009 7:23 pm

@Tank1252 wrote:
I think Cobra was just about to start work on a Ledy reference guide.

I spoke to Rob in Chat the other day and he said it didn't look like it was gonna come off
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2009 2:35 am

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@Tank1252 wrote:
I think Cobra was just about to start work on a Ledy reference guide.

I spoke to Rob in Chat the other day and he said it didn't look like it was gonna come off

Man I wanna do a LL-guide for years.....sigh...

(But for those who already know I´m working on a much greater guide at the moment...be patient, there will also be all ledys in it Wink )

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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2009 4:01 am

IHope you take all foreign lines like ledy and glasslite and top toys in your guide to wolf.
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2009 5:05 am

I'm excited Wolff!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2009 5:42 am

Hi Del, excuse the pictures.

I'm putting together a lightbox so will improve on these soon.

The Ledy figure is on the left of the photos :

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Notice the duller Torso and the shiny eyepatch

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The hand paint is shiny and pink

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The cape is made of a thick material which allows it to stand up on it's own

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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2009 5:48 am

Cheers Stu that helps a lot.
Mines not ledy, the legs are the same colour but the rest does not match.
Oh well my little lad can have it now lol.

Can't wait to see some sort of guide.

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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2009 5:52 am

@Del wrote:
Cheers Stu that helps a lot.
Mines not ledy, the legs are the same colour but the rest does not match.
Oh well my little lad can have it now lol.

Can't wait to see some sort of guide.

Del

As the demand definitely seems to be there Im going to a start another thread today to discuss the options for a Lily Ledy Guide on TIG.

Cheers Jay
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PostSubject: Re: The best foreign licensee?   The best foreign licensee? I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 24, 2009 6:12 am

That's something i'm really interested in Jay!!! That German guide needed finishing
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