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PostSubject: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 3:46 pm

New section added to the main site:

http://www.imperialgunnery.com/reproductionfigures.htm

This new section "Reproduction Figures" will document the arrival of vintage reproduction figures onto the collecting scene.

It begins with the reproduction Stormtroopers first limelighted by Mark Poon in early 2012.

A big thank you to members of TIG and SWFUK for their assistance with info and pictures. Cheers Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 3:56 pm

Great Article and a great resource!

Didn't know about the 12" too! Angry SW 
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 4:16 pm

It saddens me to think of this and where it will inevitably lead over time, just the other day I had a huge sort out through all my weapons and found 4 repro, that had slipped past me at some point in the past, that iritated me greatly, couldn't imagine how much it would piss me off to realize I had a fake figure!

Absolutely fantastic update, well written, great pictures, great comparisons. Yet again, another article that is a credit to this site. cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 4:28 pm

Great work - won't say much more in case I get banned from another site - but glad to see this sort of information being made available so that newcomers to the hobby can read up on it
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 4:37 pm

@General Kahn wrote:
It saddens me to think of this and where it will inevitably lead over time, just the other day I had a huge sort out through all my weapons and found 4 repro, that had slipped past me at some point in the past, that iritated me greatly, couldn't imagine how much it would piss me off to realize I had a fake figure!

Absolutely fantastic update, well written, great pictures, great comparisons. Yet again, another article that is a credit to this site. cheers 

Your comment says it all Smile

They've also turned up on Dutch auction sites (now they are still sealed, but in near future probably mixed in bigger lots with other figures). To me, from now on, every stormie is subject to suspicion.

If i had to guess I'd say Luke stormtrooper will be next, it only needs minor changes to create new molds for those and hey.. The helmets are already there.
If not LS, than Biker scouts. Probably the most sought after army builders and easiest to reproduce. (besides Vaders possibly).

Thx for a good read Paul!
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 5:00 pm

A very informative and well written thread Paul thanks for putting this out there Smile Like many others here i'm worried about where these repro figures are heading in the future No
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 5:25 pm

Great stuff! Thanks to all who have contributed to shedding light on this, maybe this will keep people from getting duped!
That article should be a sticky on all the different forums!
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 5:37 pm

great information and very well presented :clap: 

really nice to have everything gathered togeather in one location cheers 

any one else remember when a "Poontrooper" was still a good thing thinking 

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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 5:45 pm

What a great resource. Glad to see these being referred to as repros and not customs or bootlegs. About time someone properly highlighted the potential damage to the hobby.
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 6:25 pm

Wonderful article, love the info! Thanks for putting all of the work into compiling this resource! JT
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 6:51 pm

Thanks Paul. Very well researched and presented.
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 8:44 pm

Thanks, a very good update and really needed among the repros. +1
And someone please shoot the guy who made these repro troopers...
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 28, 2013 9:32 pm

REALLY nice work! GREAT job! :clap: 
This will be extremely helpful to the community!
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2013 12:44 am

Excellent work, great article.
Thanks to everyone involved.
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2013 3:28 am

Thanks everyone, it was interesting compiling all the info and photos into article form. Once again Kudos to the TIG/SWFUK members who made the original research Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2013 5:08 am

Fantastic article Paul!:clap:
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2013 9:55 am

Like I said in the Reference Library thread.  Excellent article.:clap: 

It's funny, as I was surfing this morning.  I found another advert on ebay for more repo troopers.  It's like they are watching the TIG site and when the topic come up, so do the ads.unsure 

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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 29, 2013 1:20 pm

Great work very informative. I had no idea about the 12 inch line.
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 30, 2013 8:49 pm

Just finished reading the article, you did an outstanding job! :clap: 

Thanks for all of the time you/TIG put into creating such a great piece.
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PostSubject: Reproduction figures: Yak Face & Blue Snaggletooth    Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 12:03 pm

Update for reproduction Figures

Part Two of the 'Reproduction Figures' section is complete and you can now see it here:

http://www.imperialgunnery.com/reproductionfigures.htm


Part Two documents other reproduction figures available on the market such as Yak Face and Blue Snaggletooth.

Thanks to various members of TIG and RebelScum for their information and discussion.

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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 29, 2014 3:09 am

That is one hell of a write-up!
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Another great bit of work. :clap: 
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 30, 2014 8:58 am

Another, very interesting read, those Yaks would be pretty hard to spot in a job lot, wouldn't they.
Thanks very much Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com "Reproduction Figures"   Update for Main Site: imperialgunnery.com  "Reproduction Figures" I_icon_minitimeFri May 16, 2014 7:42 am

Thanks gents!

Update for Reproduction Figures

Part three has been added to the section, documenting Mark Poon's Vlix and rocket-firing Fetts.

http://www.imperialgunnery.com/reproductionfigures.htm

Thanks to Walkie and General Kahn for the additional pics.

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