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PostSubject: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 9:19 am

I just got a Top Toys Stormtrooper MOC and the bubble was lifting and cracked a little. The blaster came out and to my surprise was blue. My first instinct was that something was amiss since the photos show it black in the listing.

I tried to take a few pictures and (to my surprise) it looks black again. However in real life it's blue, not even close to black.

Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? 9272834776_d343213bc1_c

Since it photos as black pretty easily I can't seem to find any info. I've never had a loose one , but have had another MOC but again, black blaster. It does feel vintage, correct injection circle as well. I took out some of my repro weapons and the feel is different (meaning it feels vintage correct). Can be bent too.

Anyone want to tell me if they've seen a blue version? Also, can someone with a loose blaster do a float test and tell me the results so I can do it here?


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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 9:57 am

Just found another strange 'version' of the gun, also (currently) listed as dropped from MOC.

Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? Toptoy10

Not in my possession so i can't say if it's's real or not but it 'looks' black and it has a faint injection circle.
Compared to shape of your example and the one on the site it seems there are possibly more variants than i expected.
(Totally unrelated to the color question though).
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 9:59 am

We've got this on as a repro on the archive. Originally it came from a "limited edition of 5" . Looks like now it's being claimed as removed from a MOC

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 10:59 am

Hey John

TT stormie blaster is very much a floater.....even if you drop
it from a decent height into water, it will sink a little and then
float right back up...

I have never seen a blue one before in many years of collecting.

It doesn't surprise me though with the finds that are coming to light
on a regular basis nowadays thanks to the eagle eyes of collectors Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 11:42 am

Is this fred's stormie off eBay?

Its a pretty cool item if it is blue, I've only ever seen black myself. I'll check mine against the water test later.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 11:58 am

It is. Right now it's under secure lockdown on level 28 at TIG's secret HQ and Lab.

I did the float test and it floats! Here's the video:




So I want some more feedback but I'm pretty confident we have discovered something!

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 12:05 pm

jpgFinally got some pics where it doesn't look black


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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 12:28 pm

Nice discovery, John!

I hope it can be confirmed as a genuine TopToys blaster.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 12:30 pm

Nice video of the float test John, that + your last 2 pictures did it for me.. I'm 99% convinced it's real. (which is 94% more than yesterday Very Happy  )

Compare the 'grain' of the plastic on the pictures and the lines on the handle, both on the black and this blue version it's 100% identical. The cool thing is they are not running in parallel or equal distances which is spot on with the blue one, i now even think same mold is used.

Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? Imperi11

Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? Imperi12

Perhaps a case of not adding enough 'color' to the plastic mix, or one of the first after purging the mold..
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 12:45 pm

Hey Fred do I get a finders fee, even if I didn't spot the blue blaster LOL?

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 1:00 pm

I've just checked mine and it's not obvious but they do appear to be dark blue and not solid black.

They do float even when dropped, if held up to a light (sorry poor photo) you can see blue bits.

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Also spotted this stormie variant, any ideas?

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 1:17 pm

That's the elusive Landstrider Stormtrooper variation What a Face 

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 2:26 pm

Interesting find John :clap: Nick work Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster??   Anyone seen a Blue Top Toys Stormtrooper Blaster?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 13, 2013 2:31 pm

@walkie wrote:
Hey Fred do I get a finders fee, even if I didn't spot the blue blaster LOL?

Didn't you receive the odd vader I've sent you yet? The one with that ugly screw in the back i mean Very Happy 

Thx for sharing your findings on the TT blaster Stefan. Being somewhat 'blue-ish' is nice to hear (not really visible on the pics) but it's still far from the pics John shared. But not being totally black + your floattest findings add to the good feeling i'm having over this blaster now.

Last; Having the injection circle no longer adds to the 'authenticity validation' anymore (imo).
The picture I've shared earlier which is known to be a repro out of a batch of 5 also has the circle.

Since there are so little known repro versions for this variant i don't think we will be able to compare the floattest against one.

A little complicated, but i actually do and don't hope to see a similar blaster existing in a (MOC) collection today at the same time.
If there is, it can be considered authentic without a doubt, if there isn't this is the first known (even-though it dropped of the cardback)!

And a waterstrider trooper, just when u though u had them all.. Does it have the accompanying blue or black snorkel  Smile
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