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Post by cantina_patron on Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:39 pm

I've just been speaking to him Clint, so I'll send him the link.
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Post by cantina_patron on Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:46 pm

I've sent Alex a message. Very Happy popcorn
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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:50 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I've sent Alex a message. Very Happy popcorn

Hopefully he's able to come out and play in the sandbox. lol!
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Re: LIGHTSABER MYSTERY - Different Sculpt Or Worrying Reproduction

Post by the89thchris on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:05 pm

Damn I've only got one yellow and one green, I'll have to check them out when I get home. Crazy that things like this are still being discovered, this could have been a pretty early repro Neutral
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Post by Ian_C on Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:45 am

Chris, put some pics up of your sabers. The early repro ones are pretty easy to see to seasoned collectors, so we can help out for sure. Color is way off, there's sculpt issues, and you can usually tell they have been painted. I don't know if these new ones have been around long enough yet to have infiltrated the market much.

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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:07 pm

They both appear to be the same mold, one side has poorly defined buttons and on the other side they're more clearly defined.

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Post by cantina_patron on Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:50 pm

Unfortunately Chris they are both painted repro's which were mass produced in the '90's. You can also find them cast in coloured plastic.
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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:33 pm

I was thinking that once I looked at the differences on both sides. Whammy.
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Post by Ian_C on Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:42 pm

Yeah, sorry man, Steve is right. Once you get some legit ones in hand, the differences are night and day.

Wish we had better news for you. Do you know where you got them, and did you pay much?

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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:41 pm

Yeah I have a pretty good relationship with the guy I got them from and I didn't pay much. Was in with a big lot of figures.

I think it's possible he didn't know. I'll update when I've got some news on that.
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Re: LIGHTSABER MYSTERY - Different Sculpt Or Worrying Reproduction

Post by General Kahn on Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:19 am

I have spoke with AJ and as suspected these are now confirmed in blue.
I'm going to launch a facebook campaign to try and draw these out as I strongly suspect there are a lot more of these than people think but just don't realise.
It would be nice to bag a blue one to get an idea of it in hand. On a glance it appears to have all the traits like sparkly finish and also has the same mould imperfections which once again point this been produced from a one cavity mould used for all three colours.

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Post by ChristianC on Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:41 am

Good idea Alex. I'd be happy to help share your campaign around.
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Re: LIGHTSABER MYSTERY - Different Sculpt Or Worrying Reproduction

Post by DarthBane on Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:49 am

What you are think about this Taiwan Saber (up) ??? I don´t have a other Taiwan Saber to compare ;(
What´s with the other Sabers? One of them is molded in a darker green??

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Post by amanamanman on Sat May 20, 2017 5:34 pm

Really unfortunate about these sabers. I found a green one on my collection. I purchased it a couple years ago on eBay for $15. Now green sabers are going for $30!
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Re: LIGHTSABER MYSTERY - Different Sculpt Or Worrying Reproduction

Post by Commander Clint on Sat May 20, 2017 5:56 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:What you are think about this Taiwan Saber (up) ??? I don´t have a other Taiwan Saber to compare ;(
What´s with the other Sabers? One of them is molded in a darker green??

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This thread might have some the answers that you are looking for. Both the Taiwan & HK sabers come in light & dark green.

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Re: LIGHTSABER MYSTERY - Different Sculpt Or Worrying Reproduction

Post by Craig T on Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:27 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Yeah I have a pretty good relationship with the guy I got them from and I didn't pay much. Was in with a big lot of figures.

I think it's possible he didn't know. I'll update when I've got some news on that.

Only just come across this thread.

As you all know by now - these are fakes. I have had one in my suspect tray since at least 2010 - so they have been around for a while. Like Chris one slipped in with a bunch of figures I bought. Circulation is relatively low.

Funny though that a blue is out too; I  didn't come across that... Wondering if the repro mould is still being used.
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Re: LIGHTSABER MYSTERY - Different Sculpt Or Worrying Reproduction

Post by Thomas John on Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:27 am

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Here it is again in an eBay auction...https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-STAR-WARS-LUKE-JEDI-with-floating-weapon/192605017149?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52885%26meid%3D2c6b2b2044df417e9150ba0b531715c0%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D223070763629%26itm%3D192605017149&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982

I've contacted the seller, but we all know how that usually goes
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