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My loose meccano set

Post by hellhippie on Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:00 pm

hi guys , just figured with the completion of my loose meccano run i'd do a limelight on them .

(i also own the no coo yoda but after resaerching him i dont think he was exclusive to the french run of figures)

ive trid to get better at picture taking thanks to james cheeky  still not the best although im happy with them .

i also wanted to show or explain their traits exclusive to meccano .. enjoy , thanks for looking cheers

heres the full run of 10..........

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meccano rebel soldier - 1 line no coo
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meccano biker scout - made in macau coo

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meccano boba fett - light brown belt , no coo

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meccano tie fighter pilot- double scarred coo , big emblems that are very close to center of helmet , orange paint on chest

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meccano luke hoth gear - hot pink face, light torso, glossy boots, scarred out coo

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meccano sandperson- hollow cheek tubes, no coo

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meccano admiral ackbar- rough deleted no coo , lfl 1982 on one leg

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meccano death star droid- no coo raised blank bar (most like mine are always really beat up Sad )

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meccano luke skywalker- no coo blank raised bar

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meccano leia hoth gear- black hair, 1 line no coo

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Re: My loose meccano set

Post by Commander Clint on Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:32 pm

Bill, that's a fantastic run.
I'm glad you explained the differences. bowwing
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Post by the89thchris on Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:39 pm

Most informative. More detail than one usually gets in such a post.

I'm not sure if I can go down that rabbit hole of Meccano collecting lol I understand the appeal of the carded stuff but there are so few examples at such high prices.

My favourite variation is probably the tie pilot, you can tell the difference at a quick glance bowwing I am now generally more informed lol 1up
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Post by Nico on Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:32 pm

Awesome run Bill, thanks for showing them mate clapping
The Sandperson rocks rockon and I'm quite fond of Luke Hoth What a Face
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Post by Sturm86 on Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:42 pm

Congratulations on this awesome run! And thank you for the pictures and infos Smile
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Post by Darkest_Logic on Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:42 pm

Great set there Bill!, especially that Boba Fett one, been looking to pick one up in that condition Very Happy.
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Re: My loose meccano set

Post by hellhippie on Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:49 pm

thanks guys ,

Chris .. yeah the meccanos were almost an afterthought because there differences are really subtle Sad . definitely an acquired taste lol!

the death star droid did me in as he was my first and lets be honest there aren't too many variants on him .. I love that droid  bowwing

very fun to track down
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Post by DarthBane on Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:25 am

Great figures Bill Smile
I have a question about the meccano figures/variants.
Called they meccano, because they are relaesed only on French Tri-Logo (Meccano) Cards ??? Made the figures all in Macau?
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Re: My loose meccano set

Post by hellhippie on Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:05 pm

yes exclusive to the french market , only the biker has the made in macau coo . the others were explained how to identify . Very Happy cheers guys

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Post by the89thchris on Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:24 pm

Its weird seeing Meccano products still for sale here in Canada lol their little robot sets and stuff seemed old to me as a kid.
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Post by TheJabbaWookiee on Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:16 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:yes exclusive to the french market , only the biker has the made in macau coo . the others were explained how to identify . Very Happy  cheers guys
Bill, is there a favourite place you go to where can I learn a little more about Meccano variants online? I know there’s Stephane’s Books Meccano to Trilogo and The French Touch in print, but I wanted to dip my hand in before shelling out if I can. Thanks in advance.
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Post by grinchy on Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:55 pm

Thanks for sharing Bill, very informative
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Re: My loose meccano set

Post by hellhippie on Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:03 pm

thanks Jay and Ian , unfortunately at the time steve passed away he was speaking to a known variiant collector and my boba might be a fake!!! ive been searching around in old threads jay on various collectors forums . to be honest i aquired alot of info just from interacting with the peaople who owned these before me .
if boba is a fake which i tend to believe now after some research id really like to find a real one . im crushed about it and of course id love to talk to steve about it but i havent been the same in the star wars world since his passing either

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Re: My loose meccano set

Post by hellhippie on Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:03 pm

on a happier note the others are 100% legit

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Post by TheJabbaWookiee on Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:57 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:thanks Jay and Ian , unfortunately at the time steve passed away he was speaking to a known variiant collector and my boba might be a fake!!! ive been searching around in old threads jay on various collectors forums . to be honest i aquired alot of info just from interacting with the peaople who owned these before me .
if boba is a fake which i tend to believe now after some research id really like to find a real one . im crushed about it and of course id love to talk to steve about it but i havent been the same in the star wars world since his passing either
Thanks Bill. Yes Steve’s passing was a big shock. I can’t claim to have known him, but I realise he meant a great deal to many people on TXI. What Alex is doing on Jabba’s Palace is awesome for Beth. I thought I hadn’t seen you post so much on the various forums. I hope you get your Star Wars mojo back.
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Post by hellhippie on Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:56 am

thanks Jay , yeah ive not gotten into it (buying wise) since steves passing . i'll always l;ove the forums though

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