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PostSubject: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 5:45 pm

Should all Takara figures have a Japan coo?
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 5:53 pm

Good question. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will chime in, but from my understanding, I think only the Stormtrooper, Vader, and 3PO do. Don't quote me on that though. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 6:01 pm

I know about C3-P0, Stormtroopers, and Vaders having a Japan coo but I never here anything about Luke or Leia. I have one Takara wind up R2 that says "Takara" and "Japan", and another with no "Takara" or "Japan" markings. I have wondered if the no coo version is from when it was unlicenced.


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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 6:05 pm

I don't think all Takara's have to have the Japan COO. In fact I think the Japan COO is particularly hard to come by... especially on the stormtrooper.

I think the wind up R2 was also produced in Canada, so that may be why you see some with Japan and some without.

Hopefully someone else can chime in though with some more solid facts for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 6:21 pm

The Japan COO is on the alt sculpts, isn't it? Thats what I understand.
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 6:37 pm

Are you talking about MOC's? If thats the case then no. It was just a sticker slapped on to figures so you can have different COO's. My Vader was Taiwan if I remember.


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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 6:44 pm

I thought that was what I read somewhere on RS one time.
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 6:51 pm

@BILLIAM666 wrote:
I know about C3-P0, Stormtroopers, and Vaders having a Japan coo but I never here anything about Luke or Leia. I have one Takara wind up R2 that says "Takara" and "Japan", and another with no "Takara" or "Japan" markings. I have wondered if the no coo version is from when it was unlicenced.
there are 3 'versions' of the wind up R2 with slight COO differences. The admiral has a picture of all 3, i'll find it latter. There is a slight difference in the chrome dome too. I'm not sure if one is specific to the Canadian release.
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 6:52 pm

Wow I actually had a pics. Here is the back of my former 12bk Takara Vader. It was a Hong Kong (not Taiwan) but I guess the point still stands that they can 100% not be solely from Japan.

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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 7:03 pm

Yep - if youre talking carded, then the sticker indicates it was released by Takara in Japan, but in most cases the only difference is the sticker.

Ignoring the wind up R2 for now (since I don't know much about that one Smile), the only 3 figures that come with a Japan COO are C3PO, Vader & Stormtrooper. All 3 have different sculpts in one way or another, and all 3 are pretty scarce. As far as I know these came exclusively on Takara stickered 12 back cards - thats not to say every Taraka stickered example of these 3 is a Japan COO - most are still the 'common' versions, which is what makes them so scarce!
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 7:12 pm

One way to tell if the figure has a Japan COO is if there is no information under the proof of purchase.

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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 7:13 pm

@Josh_T wrote:
One way to tell if the figure has a Japan COO is if there is no information under the proof of purchase.

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I never knew that Josh nice one for highlighting that buddy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 7:42 pm

Very nice tip Josh - will add that to my list for trying to find a Vader & Stormy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 7:59 pm

Thanks for all the info guys, interesting stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 26, 2010 12:20 am

Here you go Bill, Canada (no COO) /Japan/Takara ...

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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 26, 2010 10:54 am

@The Admiral wrote:
Here you go Bill, Canada (no COO) /Japan/Takara ...

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Ok Rob, which one of those are you sending to me?

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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 26, 2010 1:07 pm

You can have the bottom 2 Chris (theyre not mine but James's haha), i just have the Canadian one.
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 26, 2010 1:14 pm

@The Admiral wrote:
You can have the bottom 2 Chris (theyre not mine but James's haha), i just have the Canadian one.

Deal!!!!!

Thanks James! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Takara Coo   Takara Coo I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 27, 2010 12:11 am

I tried that Chris, it doesn't work, lol.
Interesting stuff on the Takara coo figs too. I did some research & found this stuff out only a week or so ago (ask joetxtek!). Could have saved myself half a day lol.
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