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Waouw excellent thread !
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What is a variant? tongue 
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run   Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 07, 2014 2:17 am

@psybertech wrote:

3PO - I have a nice gold one, but will check in to the 'freakish' gold ones  & Takara Smile

Kenneth might have a spare POCH C3PO with 'freakish' gold tone.


@The_Dark_Artist wrote:
What is a variant? tongue 

A variant is a pre-transformant. Very Happy
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Good call marco, how could I forget the POCH c3po? These tend to have a really nice deep golden finish on them.

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PostSubject: Re: Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run   Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 07, 2014 2:30 pm

what what   lol!  think i have also a early pull out mall
Dsd coo variant ,will try to post some pic later on .
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run   Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 20, 2014 3:49 pm

Thanks again for all the great suggestions!

I have decided that as I search for things and dial in the concept, I will also use bootlegs for sure and even customs as stepping stones or heck, even permanent fixtures if I can't find something different enough that I would need to point out or explain the differences between the two.
So who knows where this will all end up but I am excited!

Just added a few figures for it already........
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Ledy Chewie, PBP Scarred Red Snaggletooth?, Hungarian RL C-3PO (thank you Stef!), a minty, tight Tri/Euro Fett (thank you Kenneth!) and a Top Toy Stormtrooper (thanks for the spot Stef!)

Anyway........ thanks guys!

cheers!
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Congratulations on the new additions Jay. The colour of your Chewi looks dark enough to be Ledy IMO (close up pics will help if you have doubts). Is the bowcaster pure black?
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@cantina_patron wrote:
Congratulations on the new additions Jay. The colour of your Chewi looks dark enough to be Ledy IMO. Is the bowcaster pure black?
Steve,
Wait ... you do or don't believe???  Rolling Eyes haha... sorry... just a bit confused.........

I thought it is Ledy but perhaps not super dark like in the Ledy thread's far right one from Marco???
The seller is a known one but of course that doesn't mean anything. He is darker than my other Chewies, but honeslty, he looks darker in the photo than in my hand or in direct sunlight. Then again, direct sunlight makes everything much different.

And at least to my eyes, the bowcaster is black and looks unlike the others I have/had. Its definitely not blue/black and no translucent areas at all against strong backlight.

I don't have a non Ledy with that COO to directly compare so I am stuck with two HKs (don't know the families without checking).

What should I check?

Thanks!
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Embarassed    I'm sorry Jay (I think I need an eye test  lol! ). When I read your post I missed the "," between Ledy Chewie & (I believe). I thought you wanted the Chewie verified. Apologies for the confusion.  :I am stupid:
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Smile

You know, when I was typing and reviewing that, I thought to myself that might be confusing! DAMN! I guess it was! My question is about the Snaggles........ tongue

I think and hope Chewie does check out though!!!

Thanks man!
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Cheers Jay, as I mentioned before, your Chewie looks good to me.  Very Happy 
Having seen your comparison pics of the Snaggies in the 'Latest Purchases' thread, the colour of the plastics & red paint in the mouth look right for PBP/Euro IMO.
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@cantina_patron wrote:
Embarassed    I'm sorry Jay (I think I need an eye test  lol! ). When I read your post I missed the "," between Ledy Chewie & (I believe). I thought you wanted the Chewie verified. Apologies for the confusion.  :I am stupid:

Got me as well. Probably I need a pair of glasses, but am still in the denial phase. Very Happy

The Ledy Chewie is a shade darker compared to his European brother, but in general that is difficult to see on pics. A Chewie might also look darker because of lightning, camara settings etc.
That's why I always look at the eyes. Small white = Ledy, bigger white = European.

Chewbacca COO #13: Kenner (left), Lili Ledy (middle, right).
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run   Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 26, 2014 5:49 am

I have been reading once again all the posts carefully  study 
Its being mentionned an High Heels with fat emblem Death Squad Commander. Anyone has a picture of it?
I could not find one.

Thanks guys
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@Jedi Blueberry wrote:
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Its being mentionned an High Heels with fat emblem Death Squad Commander. Anyone has a picture of it?
....

It is IMO only the rarity that makes this one special. It is the no coo one that is nearly impossible to find. I know of 4 examples in collections.....not much is known on this one. Most examples travelled from one collector to the next...so it could look like there is more of those....but isnt.

ROG had the first example...sadly his pics are gone (webshots). I will try to dig out a pic of mine but I am guessing Lee, Marco or Kenneth are faster lol! 
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Thanks Wolff. Apologize my ignorance but is this figure a Kenner? A proto? Thanks to all of you, I am now dead-curious to see this little gem!
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run   Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 27, 2014 3:45 pm

Thanks again guys!
This is and will continue to be fun! Smile

A few more possible candidates...
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Polish Chewie (thanks rubberlike!) - thinking for now Ledy Chewie and this guy
Taiwan Leia (OK shape, ripped cape - will need an upgrade)
Lighter brown belt Leia (thank you James!) - thinking these two two start or regular dark belt HK Leia since mine is mint -  unsure )
DSC - paint app error, blue bar only - start with two regular Kenners (and a different head sculpt/face color for the other) until I sort out a nice darker grey Ledy

cheers and thanks guys! FUN!!!!  tongue
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@Jedi Blueberry wrote:
Thanks Wolff. Apologize my ignorance but is this figure a Kenner? A proto? Thanks to all of you, I am now dead-curious to see this little gem!

It is a regular production variant but one of the rarest coos ever. I rank it personally under the top 3! Not much is known....where does it come from?? (found in GB, Spain and Germany if I remeber right?)

ATTENTION: ROG's pictures...I really hope he doesn't mind?!?!

https://2img.net/u/3011/13/96/10/album/0610.jpg
https://2img.net/u/3011/13/96/10/album/0110.jpg

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PostSubject: Re: Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run   Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 07, 2014 12:45 pm

OK... first attempt at the display now that I have a pair for each duo to start....

A ton to upgrade here.
"Normal" variant on the left, counterpart to the right.

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A quick rundown...
MAIN SHELF
Ben White Hair/Ledy Grey (need Ledy saber upgrade)
C-3PO Gold Fixed Limbs/Lili Ledy Silver
R2-D2 Solid dome/Droids factory playset
Luke Skywalker Blonde hair (HK COO)/Luke Medium Brown hair(will upgrade to darkest)
Princess Leia light Brown belt (HK COO)/Taiwan COO
Han Solo small head/big head
Chewbacca Lili Ledy/Polish Un-articulated Bootleg

SECOND SHELF
Sand People dark bandolier & hollow cheeks/Light brown bandolier
Jawa cloth cape/Lili Ledy removable hood - missing hood!! Sad HELP! - (want loose VC to replace Ledy?)
Boba Fett HK COO/TriLogo no COO dark belt (want dark belt with different combo of dark and knee)
Snaggletooth blue/PBP scarred COO, darker head
Darth Vader (Lili Ledy)/Mexican Bootleg
Stormtrooper (China COO)/Toptoys with TT blaster
Death Squad Commander normal/blue bar emblem only (want Ledy darker grey or another variant)

BOTTOM SHELF
R5-D4 extra Red bar/regular
Luke X-Wing Pilot (HK COO)/China COO (want PBP)
Death Star Droid/custom made figure (James' - ourchickenshack)
Greedo scarred COO darker green paint/custom made figure (James' - ourchickenshack)
Walrusman pink tusks/white tusks (want light green Euro/Meccano)
Hammerhead redder neck color/browner-green neck color (completely lost as to what I want here for best duo)
Powerdroid Small V/Deep V

Stage 1 Complete!  geek 
Tons to upgrade and swap around here. I have ideas to where and what, thanks mainly to your suggestions in this thread! cheers

I already see too many Ledys (5)... I think I want to stick to a max of two per non Kenner if I can. But who knows.  Stormie Smiley 

Thanks again fellas!

I need to take better shots when I can get some good natural light and not use the LEDs since they take a lot away in the pictures although it looks great in person!

cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run   Opinions wanted: Best variants for first 21 run - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 17, 2014 4:21 pm

Just wanted to update this a bit as a few things changed... not much......

For the most part, the "Normal" variant on the left, counterpart to the right.

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A quick rundown... (bold items are new/upgraded)
MAIN SHELF
Ben White Hair/Ledy Grey (need Ledy saber upgrade)
C-3PO Gold Fixed Limbs/Hungarian Bootleg
R2-D2 Solid dome/Droids factory playset
Luke Skywalker Blonde hair (HK COO)/Luke Medium Brown/Red hair(will upgrade to darkest)
Princess Leia light Brown belt (HK COO)/Taiwan COO
Han Solo small head/big head (want POCH/PBP pale hands)
Chewbacca Lili Ledy/Polish Un-articulated Bootleg

SECOND SHELF
Sand People dark bandolier & hollow cheeks/Light brown bandolier
Jawa cloth cape/Lili Ledy removable hood - missing hood!! Sad HELP! - (want loose VC to replace Ledy?)
Boba Fett HK COO/TriLogo no COO dark belt w/ unpainted knee! Smile
Snaggletooth blue/PBP scarred COO, darker head, painted cuffs
Darth Vader (Lili Ledy)/Mexican Bootleg
Stormtrooper (China COO)/Toptoys with TT blaster
Death Squad Commander normal/blue bar emblem only (want Ledy darker grey or another variant)

BOTTOM SHELF
R5-D4 extra Red bar/regular
Luke X-Wing Pilot (HK COO)/China COO (want PBP)
Death Star Droid/custom made DSD igure (James' - ourchickenshack)
Greedo scarred COO darker green paint/custom made figure (James' - ourchickenshack)
Walrusman pink tusks/ light green Euro/Meccano
Hammerhead redder neck color/browner-green neck color (completely lost as to what I want here for best duo - thinking go full on discoloration to show example of transformants - anyone have a nice green one???? Smile )
Powerdroid Small V/Deep V - (want a custom possibly as second figure)

cheers!
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Nice update Jay, I like the light green Wally, I'd like to pick one of those up myself at some point  Smile 
congrats on a really nicely displayed collection  :clap:
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Jay, I like the light green Wally too.  Wink 

As for Hammerhead, I really like the paint-variant with eyes looking to the right.

It's only a tiny difference and you have to look closely but if you put him to the right, he and his "normal" brother would look suspiciously at each other.  Suspect
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Thanks guys..... Smile

@pattejan wrote:
Jay, I like the light green Wally too.  Wink 

As for Hammerhead, I really like the paint-variant with eyes looking to the right.

It's only a tiny difference and you have to look closely but if you put him to the right, he and his "normal" brother would look suspiciously at each other.  Suspect

haha Wink

Patrick.... I have a few ""crazy eyes"" Hammerheads, but they need explanation when people look at them. No But!!! I love the crazy eyes HH variants !!!!  

Overall though, the concept is how I love it when people look at the display and say why two of each???? but then they immediately start saying, "OK, that one has brown hair and that one has yellow" or "her eyes are different" or "what the heck is that?" when looking at a bootleg or custom... then the conversation kinda can get more broad about the worldwide history which is pretty cool. Very Happy
However, Hammerhead and Power Droid don't have that shock factor right now so I am at a little loss.

I like it so far and a great thing is I will always be able to swap and move pieces in and out, upgrading and changing. Smile
So far that and my gross MOC run have, for me at least, been so much fun to do and will continue to provide a cool way to collect a certain focus that can adapt and change over a very long time period! Smile

Anyway............

cheers!
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