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bespin guard
« on: April 5, 2003, 08:25 PM »
is there more than one bespin guard?

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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #1 on: April 5, 2003, 08:32 PM »
There are 2 different versions of the Bespin Guard. One is from the POTJ carded figure and one is from the Carbon Freeze Chamber. I believe that the Carbon Freeze Chamber guard is "black".

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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #2 on: April 5, 2003, 09:04 PM »
so there was only one standard bespin guard issued on the potj card then?

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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #3 on: April 5, 2003, 09:13 PM »
Yes

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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #4 on: April 6, 2003, 02:29 PM »
Judging by the photo on the packaging, I'm pretty sure this guy is not black...



I will update when I find out for sure. Brian's Toys (which provides the image above) has the same image link for both 'loose' Bespin Security Guards.
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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #5 on: April 6, 2003, 02:34 PM »
Big Oops!! What was I thinking? There is a Vintage "Black" Bespin Guard, not POTJ. One again, sorry. :-X ::)

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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2003, 02:51 PM »
The Freeze Chamber Guard, I can confirm, is not black...  He actually strongly resembles David Duchovney from the X-Files.

He's cobbled together from parts of other figures...  His body for instance is that of Darth Sidious.  His arms are that of the Complete Galaxy and Target Skiff Luke's (Even has the poseable right hand).

His head's the only new part.  It's a single piece sculpt so the hat's not removeable like the POTJ figure.

Oddly enough, the POTJ figure's got an open jacket which if I remember correctly, NONE of the Bespin Guards in the film had opened jackets.

Just a strange mix-up on Hasbro's part I guess.

There have been rumors of head variant POTJ Bespin Guards that were on tap but never produced.  I'd take a 4 pack of unique head POTJ Bespin Guards though...  That's one of Hasbro's better figures IMO.
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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2003, 12:43 PM »
THe Bespin Guard does seem like a suitable candidate for head variations.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for that one.
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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2003, 12:53 AM »
Indeed, and it was a strong rumor at one point (Never solidified by a site, just strong rumor).

I'd take a black guy and white guy gladly...  Even the Asian with the mustache to fill out the vintage lineup.

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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2004, 02:46 AM »
Wasn't the one with the 'stache Hispanic?

I just got the POTJ one, and I'm really impressed. Excellent sculpt and detail. And 4 accessories? Fantastic! Each one goes on the belt and everything; removable hat; 2 elbow joints instead of the one you might expect from figures made at that time. Love this figure.

The pack-in on the other hand, judging by online pics, is a complete turd.

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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2004, 03:07 AM »
The Force File you mean Ook?

I liked the FF's myself...  They're a unique little thing to have a complete set of I think.  Kinda like the Freeze Frames.

Lots of weird EU information and pictures...  Kinda neat, but simplistic.

Definitely one of the better figures of the line...  not sure on the vinty figure.  Since I was a kid I always thought he was asian, but by the card's photo I can't really tell myself.
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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2004, 09:29 PM »
Yeah, the POTJ one with the Force File. That was the only single-carded one, right?

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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2004, 09:38 PM »
Yeah, I was wondering what you meant by the pack-in though was what I meant. 

There's only one Bguard though, yeah.  The other's the kitbash in the playset...  Well, the head's new, but it's a kitbash otherwise.
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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2004, 09:43 PM »
Oh. That figure is what I meant by pack-in. The one packed in with the carbon freeze playset. That fig looks terrible.

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Re: bespin guard
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2004, 10:13 PM »
Ah ok...  I thought you meant the forcefile pack-in that CAME with the Bespin Guard.  :)  Very confusing.

Oh the pack-in with the Carbon Freeze set...  Yeah, while I kinda dig the headsculpt, the figure is nasty...  I wouldn't say it's the worst thing I've ever seen though.  I think the X-Wing pilot pack-ins are worse for instance.

I'd put him above those.  I'd put him above some of the figures in some of the 4-packs lately...  Still not a good figure though, haha.
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