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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #60 on: March 7, 2007, 12:21 PM »
Opinion...

Looks good to me.  Good seller feedback and detail in the subject along with a return policy.  Act quick if you are going to as it probably will get snatched up soon.

As some of you know i still need a vinyl cape Jawa, this is a price i can deal with. Any one have any opinions on this one, help is appreciated.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #61 on: March 7, 2007, 04:25 PM »
Someone purchased...hope that it was evenflow.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #62 on: March 10, 2007, 04:42 PM »
It would be nice if Dan was the lucky one, I know he's been looking for it for a long time.  That auction reminds me of how lucky I was to get mine too, a monster bargain.  And since I pulled it out of storage today, I'm even happier.
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #63 on: March 10, 2007, 05:00 PM »
Hey guys, yeah i ended up buying it. So let's see what happens when it arrives. In the last month I have bought this Jawa, the Glasslite C-3PO, and the ROTJ Death Star Droid. I am so broke. Thanks for the help to DaBigKahuna. I just crossed off 2 from my list of needs. Vlix is really my main objective, i just need someone to list one now. Then its off to the 63rd POTF coin.  ;D
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #64 on: April 3, 2007, 02:10 PM »
So i have never heard of a modern reprint. Anyone have any info on this?

63rd coin

I have no intentions of going for this specific one, but the info could be helpful in the future.
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #65 on: April 5, 2007, 09:05 AM »
I figured this was the best spot to post this.

I'm thinking about trying to get a complete loose figure collection together.  I got a good start because a friend of mine gave me a box of loose vintage stuff awhile back.  Included were a complete Jabba and throne, a complete Ewok village and some other stuff.  The best were two full cases of loose figures, mostly commons, but most were tight and complete (including a mail away Spirit Anakin still sealed in his baggie).  Some of the figures need upgrading, but I'm happy with about 90% of them for a collection.

The reason for the post is I need to track down some loose original weapons and accessories for those few figures missing them.  I remember a site awhile back that sold just about every one of the accessories, but don't remember the name.  Any ideas?

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #66 on: April 5, 2007, 10:42 PM »
Perhaps http://www.theearthtoymall.com/ ?  I know they're a very reputable place for vintage.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #67 on: April 6, 2007, 07:19 AM »
That's it, Jesse.  I actually find the link in one of the other threads here also.  They don't have all of what I need, so I'll just wait and hope they get more in stock.
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #68 on: April 6, 2007, 08:40 PM »
The Earth is a great place to buy stuff, very friendly staff & fast shipping. Another place I have linked but have never delt with is Tony the Toy Man, maybe they might have something.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #69 on: May 21, 2007, 03:21 PM »
It may have been answered before, but I've got a quick question.  I'm pretty good at telling the difference between real and repro weapons, but how do you tell the difference between a 1977 Luke and a 1997 Commemorative Luke?  (or the other 3 figures for that matter).

I'm looking at this auction for a Luke - Auction

But at 12$ BIN for one that looks like it's in good shape, my radar is going off that says this is fishy.

How do I buy a nice white 1977 Luke without getting hosed on the 1997 re-do?

My impression was that both versions are stamped 1977?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #70 on: May 21, 2007, 05:04 PM »
the re-releases have a 1996 stamp on the back leg.  they are also a little smaller, but that doesn't help unless have one of each to compare.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2007, 05:09 PM »
Oh, well that's easy then.  I thought they used the same molds exactly and the 1977 was still stamped on the new ones.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #72 on: January 4, 2009, 04:46 PM »
Nope I have a Small Headed Han Solo from 1996 and he has it stamped on his leg, still looks cool and will do me, but it is a Repro figure.

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #73 on: January 4, 2009, 10:29 PM »
Nope I have a Small Headed Han Solo from 1996 and he has it stamped on his leg, still looks cool and will do me, but it is a Repro figure.

Wow, now that's digging up the past Cookie.   ;)
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2010, 11:07 PM »
http://www.imperialgunnery.com/ is a useful repro guide. There is a new batch of reproduction weapons out of the Netherlands that are top 'quality'. The fake Yoda snake & Amanaman staff float unlike the vintage ones that sink. ( most real weapons float just to confuse the isssue )