It almost looks like he's holding a broken branch, dark on the outside and lighter brown at the tip. Guess it's just the way the colors of the poncho is coming through the hand.
Well I finally got the Endor Luke on Saturday, took 3 weeks to get it, sheesh! I am glad to say that the figure and the poncho are just fine, however the blaster and saber were indeed repros. I knew going in that I was taking the risk, but it was worth it for the price to score the hard to find (on their own) poncho and belt. Alas, the hunt for an original blaster will continue.
In fact, the hunt took me to a nearby vintage toy shop in Chicago and while I didn't find the Endor Luke blaster, I did score an A-Wing Pilot blaster, Rancor Keeper Staff, and 2 left flaps for a Speeder Bike for a grand total of 5 bucks. I was amazed to get the blaster for so little a price as it now completes my A-Wing Pilot. Oh and if anyone has a right speeder bike flap to trade for a left one, do let me know.