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PostSubject: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 9:16 am

G'day everyone. This is my first post here, and in fear of being blasted like I was on another forum, I simply ask what do members know about this figure? Where is it from? Are there any other distinguishing features other then the "Taiwan" coo stamp? (not to be confused with "Made in Taiwan coo). I look forward to your replies and thanks in advance!
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 9:25 am

Laughing You found us. "Are there any other distinguishing features other then the "Taiwan" coo stamp? " I don't think so. It is a more difficult "variant" to get hold of. IMO it is not specific to Australia but more prevalent here. When I first joined RS (over a year ago)a few variant collectors PM'd me to look out for them. I posted over on the Vaders variant thread Jan 5 that I was needing one. Jay wants one too so sell us your spare 2 Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 9:28 am

Hey mickfett & welcome to the forum Smile Pretty sure there will be no blasting going on here!!

I'm not an expert, but pretty sure the "Taiwan" Vader was released by Toltoys here in Aus (and maybe elsewhere too?). I have one, but I don't have a "Made in Taiwan" to compare it to, so am not sure of any visibly noticible differences to the figure itself...although someone here should be able to post pics/description for you...
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 10:41 am

Hi Mick good to see you made it here Smile

Can you post up some pictures of your Taiwan (not made in) Vaders?

Cheers Jay

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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 1:05 pm

Hi,

all I can say is:

Its one of the rarest figures in total!

I bought mine from Australia and I believe in its Tolstoys origin.

I nonly saw three different in my collecting life...only one was complete!! All three were purchased from australia!


VVVVHTF!


edit....plus the one metioned it makes 4!


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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 1:11 pm

Best put one aside for me then Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 1:14 pm

@The Admiral wrote:
Best put one aside for me then Smile

Ive only OWNED one...but I will...the next time.... Rob Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 1:14 pm

@aussiejames wrote:
Laughing You found us. "Are there any other distinguishing features other then the "Taiwan" coo stamp? " I don't think so. It is a more difficult "variant" to get hold of. IMO it is not specific to Australia but more prevalent here. When I first joined RS (over a year ago)a few variant collectors PM'd me to look out for them. I posted over on the Vaders variant thread Jan 5 that I was needing one. Jay wants one too so sell us your spare 2 Smile

I that you had one AJ?

Either way i should be first in line lol

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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 2:18 pm

@wbobafett wrote:
@The Admiral wrote:
Best put one aside for me then Smile

Ive only OWNED one...but I will...the next time.... Rob Wink

Cheers Klaus Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 2:35 pm

@The Admiral wrote:
@wbobafett wrote:
@The Admiral wrote:
Best put one aside for me then Smile

Ive only OWNED one...but I will...the next time.... Rob Wink

Cheers Klaus Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 4:48 pm

Thanks for the welcome and input guys.

For those that have not seen them yet, here are my Vader photos and a carded TT figure that confirms it was made in Taiwan. However this only proves that Toltoys actually released Vaders made in Taiwan. We still don't know whether it was "Made in Taiwan" or "Taiwan" coo, but it adds some weight to the theory.

Also here is a list of the coo of the loose Vaders I uncovered at a deceased estate:
21x "Hong Kong"
1x "Made in Hong Kong"
1x raised bar (China)
3x "Taiwan"
3x "Made in Taiwan"

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Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo DSC09886

Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo DSC09884

I will post some more detailed photos of the chest and heads of the "Taiwan" coo Vaders when I get home from work. Maybe we can find a common feature?
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 29, 2010 5:39 pm

@mickfett wrote:


I will post some more detailed photos of the chest and heads of the "Taiwan" coo Vaders when I get home from work. Maybe we can find a common feature?

That would be great Mick exactly what i was looking for Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 02, 2010 3:24 pm

The leather textured & cape cut variation that Bill McBride mentions is interesting. The angled cut does not seem present in the carded or loose figures anyone else has?
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 03, 2010 5:18 pm

flat out with new puppy at the moment, but will try to take pis and report on detail of mine at some point in the next couple of days...
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 03, 2010 5:24 pm

holy cow sweet vader's man.i would also be in line for a toltoy vader.awesome.welcome abourd mick.Dan. welcome welcome welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 04, 2010 1:25 am

Ok - I didn't take photos of the COO as there are lots of those floating around (and I forgot Smile) But here we have comparison pics with a "Hong Kong" Vader...
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Taiwan is on the right - main differences are "Ballpoints" on the bottom of the mask; different chestplate (mold & paint); different belt (mold); differetn belt buckle (mold & paint)
Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo VaderComp2
Different material for cape - Taiwan much more textured
Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo VaderComp3
Not sure if this is common to all Taiwan Vaders, but mint has a 'Broken big toe' - the lump under the left foot

Hope these help out Smile

And sweet Toltoys Vader there Mick - Let me know if you have a spare Toltoys Stormy lying around Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 5:38 am

Only taken 3 years !!
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 5:42 am

Congratulations. You must be thrilled!
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Thrilled is an understatement Very Happy
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Taiwan, made in Taiwan & Hong Kong
The 'ball points' don't seem to be unique ??
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PostSubject: Re: Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo   Darth Vader, "Taiwan" only coo I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 28, 2012 8:28 am

Congrats, James!!! :clap:

@Dr Dengar wrote:
Adding COO #10, ''Taiwan'' Vader.

The cape has a rough feeling and lacks the typical cross hatch pattern on the inside.

The left foot is a bit deformed, which is typical for this COO. Maybe that was the reason that Kenner decided to replace this COO after a small production run was made? :scratch:

Apparently this figure was released on Toltoys cards.

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@_Rog_ wrote:
Apparently this figure was released on Toltoys cards.
My "Taiwan" Vader (from Australia) has a slightly deformed foot too Marco - not quite as bad as your Vader's though:
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The whole "Taiwan" figure is pretty crappy moulding-wise to be honest - not one for grading Wink


Is the left foot of your Taiwan Vader deformed too?

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"Is the left foot of your Taiwan Vader deformed too?"
it's the second thing I checked (after making sure it said 'Taiwan' not 'made in Taiwan')
But the right foot is melted/damaged/very play worn & the left foot is slightly damaged as well so it's difficult to tell Sad
Perhaps in another 3 years I might find a nice complete one.
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I'll check mine when i get a chance. Don't remember seeing any deformity tho.
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