Header image

Are they the same?

Discuss vintage Kenner and Palitoy Star Wars toys from the 1977-1985 era.
jt1969
New User
New User
Posts: 41
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:12 am

Are they the same?

Postby jt1969 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:02 pm

Question about DT figures:

Are the DT figures Luke, Ben and Vader the same figures that 99% of us have? I know the difference between DT sabers and single sabers.

In other words can a DT saber be put with any 1977 figure?

User avatar
TheJabbaWookie
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 1086
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Location: Somewhere Down The Rabbit Hole

Re: Are they the same?

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:35 pm

I’m not an expert on the early bird Luke but a quick search of this forum pulls up this thread.
viewtopic.php?t=18317

Here it suggests that 2 line (big copyright) and 3 line HK Coos are generally considered early DT Luke’s based on early bird kits and DT Luke MOC examples.

This is backed up by a post by aussiejames on TIG
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t87 ... h-dt-lukes

Based on this I would say family II with big copyright from Wolff’s Guide is your best bet.
https://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/coo-g ... ywalker/#a

I have also read in the past that the EB Lukes have certain distinguishing features such as darker thicker paint apps for the eyes and eyebrows, and a slightly darker shade of colour for the pants. I couldn’t find a definitive answer on this and the only reference I can find at the moment is an old RS post (about half way down)
http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=813480

jt1969
New User
New User
Posts: 41
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:12 am

Re: Are they the same?

Postby jt1969 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:17 am

TheJabbaWookie wrote:I’m not an expert on the early bird Luke but a quick search of this forum pulls up this thread.
viewtopic.php?t=18317

Here it suggests that 2 line (big copyright) and 3 line HK Coos are generally considered early DT Luke’s based on early bird kits and DT Luke MOC examples.

This is backed up by a post by aussiejames on TIG
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t87 ... h-dt-lukes

Based on this I would say family II with big copyright from Wolff’s Guide is your best bet.
https://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/coo-g ... ywalker/#a

I have also read in the past that the EB Lukes have certain distinguishing features such as darker thicker paint apps for the eyes and eyebrows, and a slightly darker shade of colour for the pants. I couldn’t find a definitive answer on this and the only reference I can find at the moment is an old RS post (about half way down)
http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=813480


Wow all a bit confusing haha, Ill have to make sure 100% that the figure im buying is a EB figure then.... Thanks for your help!

jt1969
New User
New User
Posts: 41
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:12 am

Re: Are they the same?

Postby jt1969 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:22 am

TheJabbaWookie wrote:I’m not an expert on the early bird Luke but a quick search of this forum pulls up this thread.
viewtopic.php?t=18317

Here it suggests that 2 line (big copyright) and 3 line HK Coos are generally considered early DT Luke’s based on early bird kits and DT Luke MOC examples.

This is backed up by a post by aussiejames on TIG
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t87 ... h-dt-lukes

Based on this I would say family II with big copyright from Wolff’s Guide is your best bet.
https://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/coo-g ... ywalker/#a

I have also read in the past that the EB Lukes have certain distinguishing features such as darker thicker paint apps for the eyes and eyebrows, and a slightly darker shade of colour for the pants. I couldn’t find a definitive answer on this and the only reference I can find at the moment is an old RS post (about half way down)
http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=813480




So from what I can understand this auction would not be a true EB figure, however a real DT saber.... ??


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Star-W ... Swp7FabosI

User avatar
TheJabbaWookie
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 1086
Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:11 pm
Location: Somewhere Down The Rabbit Hole

Re: Are they the same?

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:23 am

I don’t feel I’m qualified to give you a definitive answer on that. I’ve seen a 3 line Coo Luke listed as an EB but without DT saber on Matt Fox’s superb limelight on RS at http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1075643

If you’re spending that much money I would research it further or try and PM someone with more DT and EB knowledge like aussiejames or maybe Matt (Bonsai_Tree_Ent) on here, MrKenner on RS or Mattias Rendahl if you’re a member on Jabba’s on FB.

Jay


Return to “Vintage Collecting Chat”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: spoons and 9 guests