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Post by chris.75 on Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:41 pm

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A question that regularly pops up, is about figures that have no coo or date stamp. Also questions about figures that lack paint or have disfigured limbs, even two of the same limb, like two right arms or two left legs.
So I thought it might be a good idea to start a discussion thread, where we can show our short pours and other types of factory error figures. So that it might help to better document and explain to collectors, about these quirky and often interesting figures.
Many collectors find these figures so interesting that they have a factory error side focus. So if you have a short pour or factory error figure, please do chime in with some pics Smile

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Although there are a handful of genuine variants that lack a coo or date stamp. For example a Lili Ledy Logray, & the majority of the top toys line.
Most figures that have this feature are usually short pours or factory errors, where the mould injection process did not completely fill the mould cavity. Perhaps due to a dirty mould, trapped air bubbles, or lack of plastic injected.
Here is an example of my Darth Vader short pour. Although it is quite obvious in this particular example that the figure is a short pour, due to the smaller foot and course / undefined texture of the leg. Some short pours can look completely normal, only having the coo and date stamp missing. Imperial Commander and Tusken Raider for example are well known for having short pours like this.


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Here is an example of a factory error, in my Anakin Skywalker figure, who has two left arms. Although it is possible, by some unscrupulous sellers, to create these quirky figures, by boiling and popping the limbs. My example is from my childhood and originally came from a factory sealed overstock baggie.

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So if you have a short pour, or limb error, or factory paint application, error figure, then please do share it with us here Smile
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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by Commander Clint on Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:33 pm

Great thread Chris. cheers

Hopefully some of the other collectors will chime into the conversation. I don't have anything unusual like short pours or factory errors.
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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by Dr Dengar on Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:12 pm

Great idea for a thread, Chris. Very Happy

There is a lot of misinformation about these factory errors, sometimes resulting in wrongly labelling these figures as variants or even prototypes.
This thread will for sure help to put things into the right perspective.
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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by ourchickenshack on Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:22 pm

Awesome thread Chris - I LOVE factory errors cheers

Unfortunately I have given away or sold nearly everyone I have come across , but at least most have went to my good friend Jess in California who , I felt , loves them even more then me . What a Face

Luckily I have kept a few pics of some of the errors I have come across over the years but sadly the picture quality is pretty poor because I took them long before I got a decent camera .

I'll start with a few short pour errors like Chris's Vader :

This is a example of a short pour Vader that I had at one point (I actually think Marco may have gotten this one , if I remember correctly  scratch ) -

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And here's a Rebel Commander with a similar leg error (I think Jess got this one) -

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Here's a Rebel Commando (on the left) that lacks definition on the belt pouch . I assume is also the result of a short pour as well ? (I believe Marco has this one now) -
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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by ourchickenshack on Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:40 pm

This one was one of my favorites I ever came across ...

Pinhead Lando -

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Not sure if this one falls into the short pour category or if it is a different type of error ???

Seems like I have heard that sometimes parts were removed from the molds too quickly and would shrink in size (Cooling error scratch ) so maybe that's what caused this error ?


I really wish I would have known Andy (Nico) when I had this figure several years ago because it would have been super cool for his Lando focus cheers
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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by cantina_patron on Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:27 pm

Here's my Lando Bespin with no black paint on the front of the torso.

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& my Jawa with legs applied back to front.

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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by chris.75 on Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:37 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Great idea for a thread, Chris. Very Happy

There is a lot of misinformation about these factory errors, sometimes resulting in wrongly labelling these figures as variants or even prototypes.
This thread will for sure help to put things into the right perspective.

yeah that was my thinking too Marco, hopefully we can educate and help to dispel some misinformation about these figures.
But also show how quirky and appealing some of them can be Smile

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thanks for chiming in James, those short pours and factory errors are great clapping clapping
Your Vader looks very similar to mine, with a shorter leg and stumpy foot. But it has more of the normal detailing on the leg and and boot.
The same with the rebel commander, shorter leg and stumpy foot probably caused by inadequate amounts of plastic being injected into the mould.
With the Vader figure, its a moulded black figure, with very little paint apps, so a flaw like this could easily be missed. But I find it interesting that the Rebel commander leg was not picked up by quality control, and actually went through the painting and assembly process.

The shrunken head Lando, is a cool error Smile it's interesting that if this was a result of improper cooling, after being pulled from the mould. That the spray mask still fitted him quite well, and that his hair, eyes and moustache all look quite well aligned and not too oversized. But I suppose the size difference is subtle enough that it went unnoticed by QC.
thanks for sharing Jim cheers

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Greta errors Steve, the unpainted Lando belt is very cool and that poor Jawa, with his legs on backwards, looks like he must have been assembled by Chewbacca cheeky
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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by hellhippie on Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:11 pm

Yes great thread , heres mine :


Short Pour Poch Stormie (right leg is way short)

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Short Pour "Pinhead" Ledy Kenobi :

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Two Right Legs Chief Chirpa :

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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by jawa.57 on Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:25 pm

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Gamorrean Guard with unpainted torso :
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Wrong Weapons packaged with Jawa and Snaggletooth :
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Logray Baggie that's missing staff :

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2 Right Legs :

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Figure on left missing white paint in the crotch of his torso (unpainted) :

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Figure in the middle has a unpainted left shoulder :

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Royal Guard - cape not around the legs :

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Luke Stormtrooper

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Short Pour Molding Error on Hoth Han Solo hip :
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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by Jez on Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:16 pm

I'm pouring over this forum. Great thread!
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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by psybertech on Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:54 pm

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Leia Bespin head short pour ... best seen from the side - no detail in chin and nose mostly apparent
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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by ourchickenshack on Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:25 pm

Very cool stuff everyone is posting afro

Here's a couple Short Pour factory error coo stamps :

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A Paint Error Hammerhead (I think  scratch  )

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Post by hellhippie on Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:31 pm

that hammerhead looks evil as hell , love him

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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by chris.75 on Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:12 pm

some fantastically weird and wonderful factory errors and short pours guys,
thank you so much for chiming in, please do keep them coming if you have them Very Happy clapping
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Post by ourchickenshack on Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:29 pm

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Post by hellhippie on Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:35 am

:lol is he still in your collection james?


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Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:42 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote::lol is he still in your collection james?


yes sir What a Face

I like him because he looks evil too rockon
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Post by jawa.57 on Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:42 am

I forget this one - it has a scratched torso (MOC) :

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Re: Short Pour & Factory Error Figures

Post by ourchickenshack on Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:55 am

Weapons can be found with factory mold errors as well ...

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Post by jawa.57 on Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:30 am

i like the gun of solo Wink
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Post by ourchickenshack on Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:28 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:i like the gun of solo Wink

Thanks man cheers

You have posted some really cool errors in this thread too clapping

While going through some older pics on my computer I found 2 more paint error figures . Unfortunately I don't own the figures anymore but at least I managed to keep some photos of them ....


This one is pretty obvious what the error is :

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This one is a little less obvious but when you see the error you'll laugh ...

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so tell me ... what's wrong with that Luke  Wink
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Post by Akial on Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:54 am

Chewie is great. lol! Love These weired figures too. Will search on mine to add here. clapping clapping clapping
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Post by ChristianC on Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:11 am

Love the Luke. His saber is pink!
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Post by ChristianC on Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:13 am

Soooooo what's the error on this one?

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Post by Akial on Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:17 am

Holster is not black? Right?
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