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Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby Dare » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:53 am

Hello all, I've been looking over one of my loose Fett figures and it seems to have a few differences from the standard HK figure.

1. Dark/light brown belt
2. Unpainted knee pad
3. Painted helmet? It does look like some overpainting to the visor area.

I'd be interested in your comments on this. Obviously it's been a well loved item over the years judging by condition of the paintwork, but it does seem to hold a few interesting features from the standard HK coo Fett. Would it hold much/any value over the standard HK version?
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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby Darkest_Logic » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:05 pm

hi,

1. There is a Black belt Hong Kong variant, I think your Boba Fett is Brown.

Link to a recently Black belt variant to compare:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Star- ... Swx6pYrKCb

2. The unpainted knee pad could be a factory error or it can also be wear to the figure.

3. The only painted helmet variant are Taiwan which are painted in blue.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby apack7229 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:33 pm

The red paint on the helmet is overspray and the knee is where the factory forgot to paint it.
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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby Dare » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:28 pm

Many thanks to you both for your input on this post. I've just taken a few more snaps to try and highlight what I believe is a pale blue/grey spray sitting over the opposite half to the red overspray to the red visor. I could be wrong, eyes playing tricks on me...

I understand that Taiwan versions are normally the ones found with painted helmets but that was part of the reason for posting this. With regards to the painted belt it looks like it's assembled with dark brown painted pockets to the legs and a lighter brown
to the belt on the torso, variation in manufacture?

The unpainted knee pad must be a factory error then as it doesn't look tampered with.
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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby apack7229 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:17 pm

I've seen a few fetts with unpainted hip pouches and an unpainted knee before. I have one with an unpainted jet pack. I think when the factory was putting the figures together they didn't pay much attention to the colors on the legs and just pieced the limbs together. I have some fetts that have a mix of blue and grey limbs that I'll upload a pic of later.
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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby apack7229 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:21 pm

Here's my unpainted jet pack and one of the mixed limbs fetts.
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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby Dare » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:33 am

apack7229 - appreciate the info and sharing some pictures from your own fett collection.

Anyone else able to assist in indentifying if my fett figure does have a part painted helmet?
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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby aussiejames » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:04 am

Get yourself a 1 pound, black light/UV torch from ebay. That is not a painted helmet Fett. The limbs are just a batch change.

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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby Dare » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:26 pm

aussiejames - thanks for your comments. I've just taken a few more pictures for further detail including one with a UV torch. Maybe some of the detail is being lost in the uploading of the images.
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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby Darkest_Logic » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:17 pm

I have seen a lot of overspray helmet's, they all cant be perfect as there were loads of them produced.

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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby hellhippie » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:38 pm

not every taiwan fett has a blue painted helmet also . so if your planning on getting one dont overpay for a dark belt (black belt) taiwan fett .
the painted helmet is much rarer

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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby Robstyley » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:46 pm

You can see the helmet is not painted, it's just the red paint around the visor that has rubbed off. It's a normal brown belt Fett with one unpainted leg. It's cool but really it's just a beater with an unpainted leg and not worth any more than any other normal playworn Fett :wink:

Edit: In my opinion not a variant, just a paint error or possible body part batch change as mentioned.

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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby Dare » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:44 am

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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby SublevelStudios » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:53 am

It's not a patinted helmet. There are several variations of the painted head Fett, ranging from colour and application/coverage.

Taiwan only as previously stated. This is a factory error as the knee armour is unpainted - it doesn't look like wear as there would normally be some remnants of paint in the corners. The mix and match belt and pouches are pretty common.

In the state it's in it's a £20-ish figure at the very best because of the error.

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Re: Boba Fett figure variation advice wanted

Postby Lindo » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:52 pm

boba fetts confuse me :?
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