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eljawa
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PostSubject: Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt   Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 18, 2013 6:42 am

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I'll admit I'm new here but I've been having trouble finding much information on the Imperial Stormtroopers Vinyl Skirt. So I decided to take some photos, put them up here and ask for your wise opinions.

The photos are of one (what I'll call "Original" or "O") that I am 80% sure is real (sound/scratch test and thickness feels right) but has these "Holes or Nubs" where the hole should be. The next one (what I'll call "Repro 1" or "R1) that I just received from ebay and am sure its repro (too thin and flimsy, and wrong texture). The next one (what I'll call "Repro 2" or "R2") I received a few months ago and discovered was repro (too thin, too smooth, and too big/long) after it was too late to return it or get a refund. I would love confirmation that I am correct on these diagnoses I made. Both "O" and "R1" came with Hong Kong COO figures but each a different COO's #'s. Not sure that the skirts are original to the figures obviously.
Thanks, as always, for your help.


"O"

Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0596_zpse1e0ddf9
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0600_zps6a93977e
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0615_zpsc2412ec0

Are these left over vinyl "Holes"/nubs (the pictures below) normal?
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0612_zpsd14d7d79
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0613_zps4035cc7d
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0610_zps567a2672

"R1"
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0597_zps9bb46a0c
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0601_zps03631741
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0617_zps7131086b
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0608_zpsf9564803

"R2"

Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0598_zps8da421d1
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0602_zpsd77ccb43
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0618_zps0c3f2160
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0607_zps8fed9454

Comparison of "O", "R1", "R2"

Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0603_zps39e7aa14
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0604_zps9c8b9da0
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0605_zps38809f06
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0606_zpsb2fc4343
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0620_zpsd6c72d1b
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0627_zps6ad0d830

"O", "R2"
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0623_zpsa9d45423

"R1", "R2"
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt IMG_0625_zpsc75c63ca


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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt   Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 7:15 pm

Did I post this in the wrong section? too many pictures?
I could use some help just to make sure the repros I found are repros and not variants in any way. I haven't been able to find any info on this site about it, but maybe I'm not looking in the right section.
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt   Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 8:11 pm

I have trouble with the capes as well, so hopefully some of the other guys will enlighten us with their wisdom.Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt   Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2013 10:56 pm

only some of the photos appear to be showing up what I will do is take some of mine which are original and one is of the german trooper so you can see which will hopefully help you out
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt   Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 25, 2013 11:56 pm

Except for a few exceptions I'd expect all the real capes to feel & 'sound' the same. ( compare them to other figures' vinyl capes )
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt SDC12923_zps56630f11
flat repro

Original ( unplayed with ) with remaining 'dots'
Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt SDC12924_zpsed4449df
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt   Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2013 8:06 am

It's hard to tell on these. I'm really not good at these because I haven't had that many.
But don't throw them away even if you think they are repro. There are a large bunch of repros. I think they are a bit thicker then the original and the holes and size may differ a little. But it was so long ago since I checked one last time.

There are some variants that could be mistaken for repros. So it's good to save them incase you learn more later and it turn out it wasn't a repro. Just my thought.
The European capes don't have the pattern which you see on the US versions vinyl, and as an example if you read in the awesome poch/PBP thread, the poch one doesn't make the typical zip sound and differ a bit as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt   Imperial Stormtrooper Vinyl Skirt I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2013 3:42 pm

Thanks Aussiejames and Rawlin,
I will hold onto them until I can find more information. I think one came from a Euro fig.
I did find these links, which were slightly helpful:
https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t2817-imperial-stormtrooper-hoth-battle-gear-cape?highlight=imperial
https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t3532-imperial-stormtrooper-hoth-battle-gear-capes?highlight=imperial
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