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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2004, 01:41 PM »
Yes, they do look like & feel like crap. Its pretty sad that even with other toy lines I collect, I am seeing more & more repro replacements for example:

SPACE 1999 MATTEL EAGLE WEAPONS SET

The seller even has other repro parts for the Eagle & I would love to get a set of weapons & parts just to compare them with my originals & also see what the heck ther made of.

Another place I found is www.bigredtoybox.com

They have all sorts of repro replacement parts for various toy lines. No SW weapons but interesting stuff. Will have to check them out too.  ;)

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #31 on: June 3, 2004, 12:28 PM »
To ?:

After all the research I have done I do not feel that I have ever received definitive confirmation on the guns for these figures:

Leia Poncho
AT-ST Driver
B-Wing Pilot

Are all three guns blue or gray and identical?  Since this is a tough weapon to find is there any key identified like the:

a) nob on the Nien Nemb Gun
b) squiggly line on the barrell of the Fett Gun?

Help...


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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #32 on: June 3, 2004, 12:50 PM »
There's a link around here somewhere to a site that Dale posted.  It has good pics with the little tricks for telling real from repro weapons.  I can't find it, but have it bookmarked at home so I can post it tonight, if Dale doesn't do so sooner.  

IIRC there are those different markings somewhere on the gun for those figures.  
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #34 on: June 3, 2004, 12:56 PM »
Behold!  :-*

Armory Of The Jawas Repro Photo Guide

Yeah, that one :D  Can't bookmark it here at work, but I used it to check over all of my weapons.  Very nice pics, to say the least.  
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #35 on: June 3, 2004, 01:03 PM »
I go to that site, but have heard reports of the gun coming in blue as well.

So is this a valid statement... most B-Wing, AT-ST Driver, and Leia Poncho Gun's came in GRAY only.

And the only known indicator of a fake is no circle on the barrell?


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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #36 on: June 3, 2004, 01:28 PM »
OK, I'm pulling everything out I got.

I have Leia Poncho, AT-ST Driver & the B-Wing Pilot Carded.

Leia Poncho - Blue Gun. POTJ Card.
B-Wing Pilot - Blue Gun. POTJ Card.
AT-ST Driver - Black Gun. ROTJ Card.

I also have 2 loose Black guns. 1 real & 1 repro. The real one has the circle on the handle & the barrel & the repro does not.

The carded figures do have a circle on the handles & the barrels.

The image below from the Armory Of The Jawas Repro Photo Guide, show both areas marked in red. 2 spots for the repro that I can see & that I do have on mine.



I do not have a Grey Pistol to compare like the real one below.  :-\




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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #37 on: June 3, 2004, 01:43 PM »
That's what I figured so blue is in the equation, thanks for the clarification on both identifying points on the gun.

I have to take this opportunity to correct Dale.

Did you want to type ROTJ or were you going crazy looking at POTJ figures ;D?  Sorry, Dale...I had to.

Now that I am on your good side, can  I offer something up in trade or buy the vintage gun if it is an extra?


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OK, I'm pulling everything out I got.

I have Leia Poncho, AT-ST Driver & the B-Wing Pilot Carded.

Leia Poncho - Blue Gun. POTJ Card.
B-Wing Pilot - Blue Gun. POTJ Card.
AT-ST Driver - Black Gun. ROTJ Card.

I also have 2 loose Black guns. 1 real & 1 repro. The real one has the circle on the handle & the barrel & the repro does not.

The carded figures do have a circle on the handles & the barrels.

The image below from the Armory Of The Jawas Repro Photo Guide, show both areas marked in red. 2 spots for the repro that I can see & that I do have on mine.



I do not have a Grey Pistol to compare like the real one below.  :-\





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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #38 on: June 3, 2004, 01:58 PM »
I have to take this opportunity to correct Dale.

Did you want to type ROTJ or were you going crazy looking at POTJ figures ;D?  Sorry, Dale...I had to.

Now that I am on your good side, can  I offer something up in trade or buy the vintage gun if it is an extra?

-Fish-

POTF   :-[  Thats what I get when I have 4 browsers open & clicky, clicky & looking at multiple things at once.  ;D

So ya want to buy my extra vinty gun eh! We will talk via PM later. Starting to get tired.  ;)

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #39 on: June 3, 2004, 03:30 PM »
I'm going to make a correction here Matt. I was looking at the carded figures in my room & the light is not all that great. I took them outside for natural light & got a better look at them.

Leia Poncho - Blue Gun. POTF Card.    Correct.
B-Wing Pilot - Blue Gun. POTF Card.    Grey Gun.
AT-ST Driver - Black Gun. ROTJ Card.   Grey Gun.

The Black gun I have goes with ethier the Imperial Gunner & A-Wing Pilot. I have another Black gun & its with my Gunner so this one must belong to my A-Wing Pilot.

Sorry about that.  :-[  I must be having side affects on this Zyban.  :-\

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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #40 on: June 3, 2004, 04:25 PM »
Just to add to the confusion, I have a sealed Trilogo AT-ST driver.  

Blue Gun.  
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #41 on: June 3, 2004, 08:22 PM »
That is what I heard blue for Leia.  Does that mean ou have no extra black gun ???.

Brent's post just adds to the confusion.  Somehow I have heard the norm gray for  B-Wing and AT-ST and blue for Leia.  That works for me, thanks guys.


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I'm going to make a correction here Matt. I was looking at the carded figures in my room & the light is not all that great. I took them outside for natural light & got a better look at them.

Leia Poncho - Blue Gun. POTF Card.    Correct.
B-Wing Pilot - Blue Gun. POTF Card.    Grey Gun.
AT-ST Driver - Black Gun. ROTJ Card.   Grey Gun.

The Black gun I have goes with ethier the Imperial Gunner & A-Wing Pilot. I have another Black gun & its with my Gunner so this one must belong to my A-Wing Pilot.

Sorry about that.  :-[  I must be having side affects on this Zyban.  :-\
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #42 on: June 3, 2004, 09:30 PM »
Damn, I have a carded POTF B-wing pilot at work too and forgot to check.   :-\  I'm not back in until Monday, but will check then.  Don't have my Leia Poncho yet, in fact the one that I won doesn't have a gun, I think.  Oops.

I think the trilogo stuff was the great rehash dumping ground in one sense, wasn't it?  Basically everything got dumped onto those cards and they probably used whatever weapons were left afterwards.  
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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2004, 11:27 AM »
I have a carded POTF B-wing pilot at work too and forgot to check.   :-\  I'm not back in until Monday, but will check then.

Well sir?  Please tell.


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Re: How to tell the difference between a vintage and repro. weapon
« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2004, 12:00 PM »
Aw crud, not at work, sorry Matt.  At least not at my office.  I'll check tomorrow (he says, knowing he'll probably forget again).   :-[
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