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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:45 pm

Admiral Ackbar:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby apack7229 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:11 pm

Here’s what I’ve got.
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and here’s my Canadian.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:50 am

The good Admiral, eh Lars? OK, but there's quite a few of them!

Like many figures, Admiral Ackbar can be found with one COO variant where one or more body parts are moulded plastic with other parts painted, and also another COO variant where the reverse is true. With Ackbar, the Hong Kong COO variants have a moulded coloured plastic torso with white painted sides, plus white moulded plastic upper arms with red painted forearms. However, the Taiwan COO variants have a white moulded plastic torso with a painted front (and back), plus red moulded plastic forearms with white painted upper arms.

And it is with the Taiwan COOs that the fun begins, as over the course of his production, Kenner just couldn't decide what colour the good Admiral's torso should be painted, and hence he comes in a veritable spectrum of shades, ranging from a light yellow, through a peachy pink, all the way to a dark olive, with even an olive brown thrown in for good measure.

By contrast, whilst variants do exist with the Hong Kong COO Ackbars, they seem to be far fewer in number. I certainly don't claim to have or to know about them all by any means, so I am quite prepared (and in fact hoping!) for other Forum members to add to my knowledge of the available variants out there. So far, as far as the Hong Kong ones are concerned, I have found a dull salmon-red painted arms variant, and a bright blood-red painted arms variant, but there will doubtless be more.

And so to the gallery! From left to right here are 14 different Taiwan torso shades, plus my 2 Hong Kongs:

Admiral Torso - 01.jpg


Admiral Torso - 01a.jpg


Admiral Torso - 01b.jpg


Admiral Torso - 02.jpg


Admiral Torso - 02a.jpg


Admiral Torso - 02b.jpg

And some closer shots, starting with 4 shades of yellow:

Admiral Torso - 03.jpg

Followed by 3 shades of peach, then a light olive:

Admiral Torso - 04.jpg

Then an ever darkening set of olives:

Admiral Torso - 05.jpg

Ending with a very dark olive, an olive-brown, then my two Hong Kongs, the first with blood-red arms, and the last with salmon-red arms:

Admiral Torso - 06.jpg
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:51 am

And the backs:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:56 am

And just for Lars, the ever so Marmite COOs :-):

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To the very best of my knowledge, the two main types of Ackbar staff are unique to each COO, with the fatter, smaller rings version coming with the Taiwan variants, and the thinner, larger rings version coming with the Hong Kong variants.

If the above is either not true, or not always true, please feel free to correct me, as I would genuinely like to know if I am right :-)
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Mini99 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:19 am

:shock:
That’s a lot of calamari!
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:53 am

apack7229 wrote:Here’s what I’ve got.C1F5ADED-3363-4B69-AC3A-C50881E007BE.jpeg7E928935-D031-4731-A1B1-E158A050ED1B.jpeg

and here’s my Canadian.2C1A43C8-0C80-4AD9-8BFD-3D905FCB5F5F.jpeg


Wow looking great, awesome canadian cardback 8) any pictures of the admiral from behind ? :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:01 am

Snaketibe wrote:The good Admiral, eh Lars? OK, but there's quite a few of them!

Like many figures, Admiral Ackbar can be found with one COO variant where one or more body parts are moulded plastic with other parts painted, and also another COO variant where the reverse is true. With Ackbar, the Hong Kong COO variants have a moulded coloured plastic torso with white painted sides, plus white moulded plastic upper arms with red painted forearms. However, the Taiwan COO variants have a white moulded plastic torso with a painted front (and back), plus red moulded plastic forearms with white painted upper arms.

And it is with the Taiwan COOs that the fun begins, as over the course of his production, Kenner just couldn't decide what colour the good Admiral's torso should be painted, and hence he comes in a veritable spectrum of shades, ranging from a light yellow, through a peachy pink, all the way to a dark olive, with even an olive brown thrown in for good measure.

By contrast, whilst variants do exist with the Hong Kong COO Ackbars, they seem to be far fewer in number. I certainly don't claim to have or to know about them all by any means, so I am quite prepared (and in fact hoping!) for other Forum members to add to my knowledge of the available variants out there. So far, as far as the Hong Kong ones are concerned, I have found a dull salmon-red painted arms variant, and a bright blood-red painted arms variant, but there will doubtless be more.

And so to the gallery! From left to right here are 14 different Taiwan torso shades, plus my 2 Hong Kongs:

Admiral Torso - 01.jpg

Admiral Torso - 01a.jpg

Admiral Torso - 01b.jpg

Admiral Torso - 02.jpg

Admiral Torso - 02a.jpg

Admiral Torso - 02b.jpg
And some closer shots, starting with 4 shades of yellow:

Admiral Torso - 03.jpg
Followed by 3 shades of peach, then a light olive:

Admiral Torso - 04.jpg
Then an ever darkening set of olives:

Admiral Torso - 05.jpg
Ending with a very dark olive, an olive-brown, then my two Hong Kongs, the first with blood-red arms, and the last with salmon-red arms:

Admiral Torso - 06.jpg


Thanks mate for sharing this amazing variant collection, I agree there is so many variants of ackbar and so many colors :D thanks for all the great info and all the fantastic pictures, damn I love it :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby spoons » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:54 am

Acktastic :shock:

nice collection Jeremy
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby apack7229 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:55 am

Pomse2001 wrote:
Wow looking great, awesome canadian cardback 8) any pictures of the admiral from behind ? :D


He’s a little shy but here you go.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:47 pm

apack7229 wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
Wow looking great, awesome canadian cardback 8) any pictures of the admiral from behind ? :D


He’s a little shy but here you go.

Nice cardbacks and figures. Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:49 pm

Mini99 wrote::shock:
That’s a lot of calamari!
Thanks for sharing.


Pomse2001 wrote:Thanks mate for sharing this amazing variant collection, I agree there is so many variants of ackbar and so many colors :D thanks for all the great info and all the fantastic pictures, damn I love it :D


spoons wrote:Acktastic :shock:

nice collection Jeremy


Thanks everyone. I've been waiting patiently for Ackbar to put in an appearance in the Toy of the Week threads as I knew I had a few to chip in with! :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:08 pm

Snaketibe wrote:To the very best of my knowledge, the two main types of Ackbar staff are unique to each COO, with the fatter, smaller rings version coming with the Taiwan variants, and the thinner, larger rings version coming with the Hong Kong variants.

If the above is either not true, or not always true, please feel free to correct me, as I would genuinely like to know if I am right :-)

Jeremy, I believe that you are partially correct. The thinner staff without epm listed on TIG as v2 is indeed the HK Ackbar. From research to the best of my knowledge there are no variations in this Staff.

As for the Taiwan Ackbar there are at least 2 variations of the staff, a fat and a thin version, both with 3 epms (I believe all epm variants are from Taiwan Ackbar). Depending on what level of detail you delve into examining the staffs you will also find differences in the size of the epms and also the shape of the cross section of the staffs from circular to oval.

As you have 14 variants of the Taiwan Ackbar I imagine you will be better placed to notice these differences than me, though I think I remember you saying your eyesight wasn’t what it used to be :lol:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:13 pm

Here are my Ackbars. A Taiwan and a Hong Kong. I have two because I currently collect Kenner mold colour variants such as Han Solo, General Madine, Ree Yees and Admiral Ackbar.

I’m currently after Han Hoth Molded Legs and Leia Boushh dark brown Molded torso. Both quite rare Kenner variants. :wink:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby theforceuk » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:36 pm

Here’s my 65-B Ackbar, was a cool figure to have as a kid but remember struggling to get him in the MF!

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