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jared007
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PostSubject: Palace blasters challenge   Palace blasters challenge I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 17, 2014 11:48 am

Hi all,

Hoping someone can help out with this to confirm that status of these blasters.

Bottom gun I'm sure is genuine and have put it here for reference. It's the top 2 that have me confused ...

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All 3 float, and all three bounce just the same and make the same sound with the drop test -- no clear give-away there.

Light grey one on top left was sold to me just this week with a blue saber Luke and stated as original. It has the hilt circle, but no evidence of the barrel bump. I haven't seen this repo listed here or on any other sites. It seems like it could be a grey version of the known black repo version. Any ideas?

The darker one on top right I've had for about a year now but haven't been able to work out its status. It has a really faint outline of the barrel bump, but the molding looks all messed up and a lot of flashing. It almost looks like it's been painted ... any ideas?

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PostSubject: Re: Palace blasters challenge   Palace blasters challenge I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 17, 2014 1:00 pm

The light grey one without the raised dot on the barrel is quite possibly a repro as all confirmed originals to our knowledge have the raised dot.

The darker grey with the slight raised dot could be original and a poor mould example. If you believe it might be painted try lightly scratching the surface of it to see if it reveals another colour underneath. Of course it's also possible it could be a repro too.

Certainly hang on to both in case other examples turn up. If you can provide individual pics of both these blasters showing both sides they go on the IG waiting list till we get more evidence.

Sorry can't help more than this for now, hopefully others can chime in.

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PostSubject: Re: Palace blasters challenge   Palace blasters challenge I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 25, 2014 3:00 am

Hi,

Thanks for the input. I'm more than happy to organize some good quality close up photos of each blaster if it will help. How/where can I contribute them?

I've also asked the seller if they have any information about where that light grey blaster (top left in pics) came from. I'll post back if anything useful comes out of that.

Thanks, Jared.
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PostSubject: Re: Palace blasters challenge   Palace blasters challenge I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 25, 2014 9:16 am

Hi Jared. Feel free to post the individual pics in this thread, that way we can keep all the info together. Cheers, Paul.

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