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Post by psybertech on Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:31 pm

I am sure you all have heard this by now, but apparently new bootlegs from Mexico are floating around in large numbers that were created within the last year (or maybe a little longer now).

I am no expert, but most of the conversations about these new ones are about figures that are nothing like was seen before (transparent, translucent, bright and mixed colors, etc).

Here is one I picked up that should jump out...[300]
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But, these kinds of pieces are what I am hearing and seeing spoken about. Nothing more really.....
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But now, take a look at this:
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What do you think?

Well, the one on the right I have had for over 2 years. The one on the left came with Chewie.
The cape is massively different. It is basically like tissue paper! The one I've had for a while with the white cape is made of a thin plastic or vinyl. Much different.

But what really concerns me is that whatever the figures are made of seem identical in hand. They both have the same feel and weight and texture. I can describe it like a very hard and dense wax.
The only real difference is the new one has a smell to it.

Here are a few more Leias I just picked up (two on the right with the capes - the capeless white one I've had for close to two years).  But the two new ones have the same tissue paper like capes and same smell.
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Again the figures seem to be the same as my older ones, and they ALL feel and appear to be made from the same stuff.

This is what bothers me the most. All I have read so far about these, but maybe I missed more, are the new "hip" looking ones. Nothing comparing them to older, known examples to what is starting to flood ebay.

Or, are these new bootlegs being sold, paired with old ones?

I doubt it. I have seen so many Leias up for sale lately (and Luke Bespin among others). So these too have to be modern.

I know I have my 2 Leia Bespins for abuot two years and these new ones seem to be about a year old... or is it possible the new operation started earlier and what I have in my collection is modern?
I have a Luke Bespin from about two years ago and one from the same seller and inventory that Chewie and the Leias came from. The Luke too is nearly identical to my old one... except that smell on the new one. (sorry no pics right now).


Anyway.............

One last shot of one from the same seller/inventory.........
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Much different from my MX Vader....

This wasn't meant to be a comparison or guide post. Just wanted to see if any of you ran into these figures or know more about them.

Anyway.........

cheers!
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by Guest on Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:03 am

Jay, hopefully Daren will chime in as I saw him on the member list. We discussed these bootlegs. The thoughts that we came up with are some of the original 90's stock is still floating around and that they are being mixed with some of these newer ones. Of course capes and weapons (most of them are still on sprues) are also being tossed into the mix. So the figure may be from the 90's stuff but the other parts maybe newer. As well as these they are putting out greedo same as chewbacca, several new unmovable limb figures including jawa, yoda, and gammorean guard. I don't recall all of the new ones, but not all of them are bright colored. In fact I think a brown chewbacca and I know a green greedo has been seen.

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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by Akial on Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:57 am

This is my bootleg Leia. I got here several years ago in a lot. Don't no much about her. No cape no weapon. But the same massive hard wax like material you already mentioned. Any ideas?

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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:23 pm

Good old mexico
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:24 pm

What happened to my massive post?
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by Commander Clint on Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:54 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:What happened to my massive post?

Not sure? Did your page time out???
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:57 pm

Duno i did ramble on quite a bit
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:58 pm

Hang on thats half the message i just wrote.how long do i have to write.5 seconds?
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:00 pm

Hang on gona try adding a smiley and see if thats cancelling out any futher words.smiley now
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Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:00 pm

Yep a smiley is cancelling any words that come after it
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by Commander Clint on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:01 pm

I quite often forget to hit the send button, after editing and re-reading a message. Then just close the tab or refresh the page. Especially if I'm enjoying a beverage. lol!
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by Commander Clint on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:02 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Yep a smiley is cancelling any words that come after it

Never heard of that problem?

Let me try it. Very Happy

Now, lets see if this works.

edit, it seems to work? What are working on? Phone, laptop, desktop & what OS are you using. Also what web browser?


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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:03 pm

Only coffee for me at the mo.its a smiley.if i add ine from my keyboard no words after it appear.
Ill count to 5 and put a smiley after 3.
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:04 pm

See
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Post by Commander Clint on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:05 pm

What are working on? Phone, laptop, desktop & what OS are you using. Also what web browser are you using?
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:06 pm

Erm its a phone and its black.no idea what else you said.id add a smiley but it just cancel whatever i say after it Smile
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Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:07 pm

Ahh i can use symbols to make a smiley but not the smiley pics on my phone
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by Commander Clint on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:15 pm

I'll see if the mechanics can look into the problem?

What type of phone are you using?
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by chris.75 on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:18 pm

are you in mobile view or classic view?
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:18 pm

Samsung galaxy.black with small scratch on screen Smile smiley.see im learning
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Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:19 pm

Duno how would i tell
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by chris.75 on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:26 pm

the mobile view is very red with quite a basic layout design. The classic view is much more how you would expect an online forum to look. Also in classic view you can not see the attachment pics, without following a link first. In classic view the pics are there.
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Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:17 pm

Ahh then its definatly mobile view.
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by chris.75 on Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:02 pm

thanks for letting us know Darren, I think we are currently experiencing a few minor glitches with mobile view, hopefully these issues will be remedied soon .
Please bear with us, while the mechanics address the issue study
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Re: *New* Vintage Mexican Bootlegs

Post by emperorburns on Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:16 pm

No problemo.ill rewrite what i wrote before without the smileys Smile
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