TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

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TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

Post by General Kahn on Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:32 pm

TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

We all have our collection loves, but I think one that we all share a common ground on is variants! So I'm guessing that you all have your favourites, so feel free to post your top 5 here and let us know why they have a special place in your collecting heart Very Happy  Here are 5 of my favourites off the top of my head

# 1 - Boba Fett - PBP (Tri-Logo)

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I've always loved this variant, I love the light coloured plastic which is then heavily contrasted by the dark paint scheme. I just think it looks great and works well. It's also great that there are multiple variations of this PBP figure so you can justify owning lots of them Very Happy

# 2 - Luke Bespin - PBP Dark Boots

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I guess it was inevitable that a Luke Bespin would make my list, in this case it's the Dark Boots variation, I'll never forget the first time I saw this figure, just thought whoa!!! Those are really dark! It just look awesome to me, a classic must have variation!

# 3 - Han Hoth - Kenner Moulded Legs

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I understand the most likely reason why this was changed to the painted legs, having tan moulded legs meant that there had to be two separate limb moulds, where as having the blue legs meant that just the on mould was required for the arms and legs. It's just a shame because I think the moulded legs look fantastic and the detail is so much clearer.

# 4 - Han Bespin - Lili Ledy Dark Legs

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Han has always been my favourite character from the movies and Han Bespin was one of my favourite figures as a child. I love the Lili Ledy version because of the dark brown trousers, I just think they looks way cooler than the standard brown Kenner versions.


# 5 - Luke Jedi - Kenner Moulded Face

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Han Hoth I can understand why the moulded legs where changed, I can also understand why some of the other mould/paint variations where changed, but with Luke Jedi I really can't the moulded face version looks way better and works way better too. All the others with the painted face are subject to the annoying nose rub, this one isn't and hardly ever suffers from hair rubs either because of the robust glossy paint. Such a shame this was not the way of all the Luke Jedi's.
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Re: TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

Post by hellhippie on Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:31 pm

# 1 - Tusken Raider Hollow Cheek Tubes

My favorite figure with a nifty little variation ...
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# 2 - Han Hoth  - Poch Chocolate Legs

Just an awesome variant that looks way cooler then all the others out there . If I was stuck on hoth my pants would be chocolate too ...

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# 3 - C-3PO - Glasslite

Always loved the WAY cool finish of the glasslite version . Matte gold instead of shiny just looks fn badass ...

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# 4 - Squidhead - Lily Ledy version with the burgundy cape

I don't care what anyone thinks this version is super cool looking . When I first got mine I would stare at it for hours thinking to myself , "All Squids should've come like this" ...

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# 4 - IG88 - Poch Blood Red Eyes

It's IG88 with bloody red eyes - NUFF SAID !!!

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Re: TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

Post by chris.75 on Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:04 pm

my top five favourites are:

#1 - Glasslite Vader
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Vader is one of my favourite characters, hence the side focus. My favourite Vader variant has to be Glasslite vader vader
everything about this figure is badass, the harder, glossy sculpt, the unique buckle, the funky saber, with its flecks of yellow and black.
But for me it is the head that marks him out above the rest.
The sculpt is more film accurate in my opinion, it's a slightly broader head with a high gloss and hard sculpt.

#2 - PBP light green Wally

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I just love the uniquely distinctive mint green colour and more vibrant jumpsuit on this cool variant

#3 - PBP dark brown rebel Soldier

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really like the darker paint on this popular variant, it just looks cooler than the others. Plus you can't beat that distinctive PBP smell  bong2

#4 - PBP fat Lips Bossk

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I love the overkill with red lipstick on this variant, combined with the more detailed, sharper sculpt of the scales.


#5 - joint place, Lili Ledy Burgundy cape Squidhead / Bib Fortuna

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not so much a favourite figure variant, but more a favourite accessory variation.
Unfortunately I do not own these variants yet ( and may never, with the way prices are going)
But I just love these Ledy variants. It's all about that super cool cape, both colour and texture afro

I just wish I was allowed to enter the comp to win the burgundy cape Squid Sad cheeky

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Re: TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

Post by ChristianC on Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:32 pm

Great thread and some awesome variants!!!!

I'll be contributing my own this week.
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Re: TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

Post by olisuds on Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:27 pm

Here's my top 10 :-) That I sadly no longer have :-(

The explanation is kind of the same for all of them - i just like that they stand out and look unusual!

10) Han Solo White molded legs - it's a hard one to spot but kind of cool that the figure has white molded legs.
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9) Dark Green Lili Ledy Yoda - love the bright green colour
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8 ) Burgundy Coat Lili Ledy Squid Head - probably the most iconic Lili ledy variant in my opinion
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7) Glasslite C3PO - dull rusty gold that makes him almost look like a bootleg
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6) Dark Brown Rebel Soldier - almost chocolate in colour and really contrasts with the limbs
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5) Orange Hair Luke Skywalker - what were they thinking to paint his hair orange :-)
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4) Glasslite R2D2 - The only major POTF variant. Love the matte silver dome and red eye
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3) Leia Bespin Gold Neck - spent a long time and quite a bit of money tracking down a nice example
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2) Bright green limbs POCH Bossk - Pretty damn rare - His limbs are so bight they look radioactive
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1) Takara Stormtrooper - totally cool with a screw in the back and you can take them apart!!!!
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Re: TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

Post by olisuds on Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:40 pm

Sorry I had to be different and add 10 but I couldnt leave out the others :-)
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Re: TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

Post by Commander Clint on Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:39 pm

Great list guys clapping

I will try and have my list up soon. I'm still thinking about it and it will definitely have a few surprises. nanny
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Re: TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

Post by chiktabba on Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:20 am

love your pictures chris, you use a lightroom?
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Re: TOP 5 - Part I - Favourite Variants, What & Why?

Post by chris.75 on Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:30 am

Thanks Nicolas,
Yes, I use a light tent, combined with 5 lamps to light it Smile
My camera is a Canon 1200D DSLR, mounted on a tripod.
The lens is an ef50mm f/2.5 compact-macro.
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Post by chiktabba on Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:07 am

thanks chris for details, got to found my tent clapping
I use a 60D with 50mm f/1,8 with day light and my yoga carpet cheeky

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and this bossk is my favorite fig at the moment Smile
otherwise
- wally meccano (or pbp) light green. with his dark blue limbs and orange jacket he is so flashy, love it
- db rs because so fragile, and also great variant
- black boot rc because he has all poch details I love: melt mark, bobble on boots, bad weldding, plastic extursion, specific painting
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and my poch luke 3 lines brown head

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