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Post by hellhippie on Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:49 am

in another thread chris (the 89th) said he had never heard of a smooth restraining bolt death star droid .me being a variant guy i'm always on the lookout for stuff ive never heard of either .

thought i should start a thread to show some variants on my 2nd favorite figure ever . even though i dont own alot (because there isnt alot of variants on him) he's still got some pretty interesting variants.

my 3 kenner dsd's
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restraining bolt differences(circle on chest) one is 2 circles raised smaller circle, the other is flat and 1 circle big
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rivet sizes smaller or larger
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also notice the dsd on the end has a goldish hue , very noticeable in hand while the others are silver

and my good old meccano dsd thrown in for good measure
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any others out ther id love to see !!!!
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Re: Death Star Droid - loose variants

Post by the89thchris on Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:26 am

Very interesting, as it turns out my loose Kenner example has the large flat restraining bolt and my 20 back has the 2 circles with the raised inner circle. Learn something new everyday. Being a mold difference, I'm surprised I've never heard that mentioned before. bowwing


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Post by hellhippie on Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:52 am

Thats the whole point of the forums for me . I love to learn stuff i never knew and compare my stuff to others collections. I wish there was alot more limelighting personally

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Re: Death Star Droid - loose variants

Post by Akial on Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:31 am

Just to complete  Smile  there is another variant on the DSD. Second from left in my pic has rivets also on his left arm. Most DSD just have them on the right arm. It is not a very rare variant but a nice find IMO. Very nice thread. Hope there will come up some other Details as well. clapping

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Post by Akial on Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:43 am

Just a question for claryfing. Is it possible that flat restraining bolt and rivets on the left arm refer to the same mold and are actually the same variant? I'm not really sure as I have one DSD with no rivets but it is not clearly recognizable which restraining bolt he has. Unpropper mold...... ;-) on this
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Post by the89thchris on Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:28 pm

The plot thickens lol I'll check all of my beater ones at my nearest opportunity
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Post by Nico on Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:01 pm

Great thread on a great figure cheers Love a bit of variant talk popcorn
I'll check my DSD SW 21 back What a Face

Dirk very interesting mate cheers

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Post by ourchickenshack on Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:22 am

Cool thread Bill cheers

Here's a couple of old comparison shots of some gold toned DS Droids I have had pass through my hands ...

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Post by hellhippie on Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:58 am

great pics everyone cheers

what rivets on the arm?

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Post by Nico on Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:56 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:what rivets on the arm?
Are we talking about this rivet on the right arm  scratch
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Post by Akial on Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:33 am

No Andi it is about the rivets on the front of the left arm. On the right arm they are common anyway.

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Post by Nico on Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:21 am

My bad Dirk, thanks for pointing this out cheers

You have a very good eye my friend cheers

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Post by hellhippie on Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:47 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:No Andi it is about the rivets on the front of the left arm. On the right arm they are common anyway.

funny i remember hearing about this mold difference but completely forgot about it over time . very cool cheers

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Re: Death Star Droid - loose variants

Post by ourchickenshack on Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:33 pm

Picked up another pair of DS Droids - the one on the left is gold toned ...

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It's difficult to show the color but here is a pic in full sun ...

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Post by hellhippie on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:50 pm

Sweet dude , love em!

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Post by Nico on Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:08 pm

Great pick up James clapping

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Post by hellhippie on Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:10 pm

funny ive seen people talk about a shiny silver and dull silver variant on him but I chalk that up to wear and age . does anyone have carded dull dsd's? scratch

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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:20 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Just a question  for claryfing. Is it possible that flat restraining bolt and rivets on the left arm refer to the same mold and are actually the same variant? I'm not really sure as I have one DSD with no rivets but it is not clearly recognizable which restraining bolt he has. Unpropper mold...... ;-) on this

I believe there are just 2 basic mold families for the Death Star Droid . The most referred to variants are the " flat or raised " restraining bolts and the " rivets or no rivets ' on the left arm . In reality all the flat bolt variants have rivets on the left arm while raised bolt variants have a smooth plate (no rivets) on the left arm .

There are some other sculpt differences between the 2 mold families as well .

Here are side by side comparisons of the 2 families - in all the photos the Flat Bolt version is on the left Raised Bolt is on the right :

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These are the 2 Basic Coo / Mold Family Variations :

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However the coo stamps can be found in subtle variations :

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The top line is the only version of the flat restraining bolt coo family I currently have to show but the bottom line shows 3 slightly different variations of the raised restraining bolt coo family .


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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:43 am

At the top you say both are on the left. I suppose it’s pretty obvious though lol great photos though bowwing
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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:08 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:At the top you say both are on the left. I suppose it’s pretty obvious though lol great photos though bowwing

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Post by hellhippie on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:12 pm

great photo's James and well explained . clapping yay

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Post by Nico on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:18 pm

Great pics James clapping DSD is an awesome figure cheers

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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:45 pm

Thanks guys cheers

Bill -

which mold family does your Meccano DSD fall into ? I can't tell for sure from your pics but it looks like it may be the Raised Bolt / No Rivets on left arm family ?

Could you try to get a photo of it's coo ?
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