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

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

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:27 pm

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


He’s a little shy but here you go.


thanks nice, looks like both your ackbar figures are Hong Kong :D

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

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:29 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
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! :-)


Your Welcome are there still some ackbar figures you are hunting ? :D

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

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:33 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote: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:


Great variant collection :D I have Han Hoth molded legs and leia dark brown molded torso and I agree quite rare, I used a lot of time to find them. I hope you find them soon :wink:

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

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:36 pm

theforceuk wrote: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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Awesome moc you have, what staff is he packed with on the moc ? :D

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

Postby theforceuk » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:07 pm

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theforceuk wrote: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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Awesome moc you have, what staff is he packed with on the moc ? :D


Black one I think! :? :lol:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 30, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:12 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:
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:

Thanks Jay. Yes, I should have been much clearer in my statement! I was generalizing with regards to the two main types of staff and separating them along COO lines, but yes, you are of course absolutely correct that the Taiwan staff does itself have variants. I simply meant, does the one listed on TIG as V2 only come with Hong Kong COO Ackbars, and does the other type (whether fat or thin) come only with Taiwan Ackbars? I believe I am right, but am happy to be corrected if not!

And as for my very sloppy generalization regarding the Taiwan staffs and lumping them all together, my apologies. I am of course well aware of the sub-variants, having 14 of the things! :-)

At any rate, I agree that there are both thicker and thinner variants on the 'Taiwan' staff, even if TIG only shows one of them (the V1), although the difference can be subtle. However, yes, there are definitely thin ones which are distinctly oval in cross-section and that difference can't fail to be spotted (even with glasses ;-), although I'm not quite blind yet! :lol:. If I did criticize my own sight, perhaps I should clarify that I am very slightly shortsighted and have worn glasses for years, but think I'm finally heading towards reading glasses too as I creak through the back-end of my forties! :-().

Anyway, here are some pics I've just taken. First up the 'Hong Kong' or V2 (also the variant most often copied for repro rubbish):

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And here is a thick, round cross-section 'Taiwan':

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And here is a thin, oval cross-section 'Taiwan'. I have photographed it from different sides to hopefully show its oval nature:

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

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:32 pm

Good photos. You can really see the difference between oval and round in the staffs there. Even more dramatic than I’d imagined.

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

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:24 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
TheJabbaWookie wrote:
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:

Thanks Jay. Yes, I should have been much clearer in my statement! I was generalizing with regards to the two main types of staff and separating them along COO lines, but yes, you are of course absolutely correct that the Taiwan staff does itself have variants. I simply meant, does the one listed on TIG as V2 only come with Hong Kong COO Ackbars, and does the other type (whether fat or thin) come only with Taiwan Ackbars? I believe I am right, but am happy to be corrected if not!

And as for my very sloppy generalization regarding the Taiwan staffs and lumping them all together, my apologies. I am of course well aware of the sub-variants, having 14 of the things! :-)

At any rate, I agree that there are both thicker and thinner variants on the 'Taiwan' staff, even if TIG only shows one of them (the V1), although the difference can be subtle. However, yes, there are definitely thin ones which are distinctly oval in cross-section and that difference can't fail to be spotted (even with glasses ;-), although I'm not quite blind yet! :lol:. If I did criticize my own sight, perhaps I should clarify that I am very slightly shortsighted and have worn glasses for years, but think I'm finally heading towards reading glasses too as I creak through the back-end of my forties! :-().

Anyway, here are some pics I've just taken. First up the 'Hong Kong' or V2 (also the variant most often copied for repro rubbish):

Hong Kong Staff.jpg

And here is a thick, round cross-section 'Taiwan':

Taiwan Thick Staff - 01.jpg

Taiwan Thick Staff - 02.jpg

Taiwan Thick Staff - 03.jpg

And here is a thin, oval cross-section 'Taiwan'. I have photographed it from different sides to hopefully show its oval nature:

Taiwan Thin Staff - 01.jpg

Taiwan Thin Staff - 02.jpg

Taiwan Thin Staff - 03.jpg

Taiwan Thin Staff - 04.jpg

Taiwan Thin Staff - 05.jpg


Thanks mate for the great info about the weapons for admiral ackbar :wink:

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

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:30 pm

Here are my collection of the Rebel Admiral :D

1. Admiral Ackbar in baggie and mail Box.

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2. 3 no coo variants, 2 of them with 2 different smooth no coo and 1 with a no coo scar.

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3. 4 Hong Kong Variants.

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4. 7 Taiwan variants.

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5. 9 other Taiwan variants with a different Taiwan coo.

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Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:38 pm

6. Kenner 65 back moc

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7. Palitoy 65 back

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8. Palitoy 65 back, with a Danish price sticker.

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9. Kenner 65 Back from the TJ factory.

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10. PBP 65 back.

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Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:39 pm

11. Kenner 77 back.

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12. Tri-Logo back.

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

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:12 pm

That's a terrific Ackbar collection, Lars! You've got even more variants than me :lol:

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

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:24 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
TheJabbaWookie wrote: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:


Great variant collection :D I have Han Hoth molded legs and leia dark brown molded torso and I agree quite rare, I used a lot of time to find them. I hope you find them soon :wink:

Cheers Lars, not easy, if you’re doing it on a budget, nice collection of Ackbars BTW

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

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:17 pm

Snaketibe wrote:That's a terrific Ackbar collection, Lars! You've got even more variants than me :lol:


thanks mate for your very kind words :lol: I am sure that I have some that you do not have and I am also sure about that you have some that I do not have :lol: and you have more ackbar staffs than I have :wink: :lol: I am still missing the lili ledy :( Are you hunting the smooth no coo and the scar coo ? looks like you miss them ? :?

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

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:25 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
TheJabbaWookie wrote: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:


Great variant collection :D I have Han Hoth molded legs and leia dark brown molded torso and I agree quite rare, I used a lot of time to find them. I hope you find them soon :wink:

Cheers Lars, not easy, if you’re doing it on a budget, nice collection of Ackbars BTW


Thanks mate for the kind words :D Well most of them I have picked up in lots and when I look through the lots then I compare them with the other variants that I have. Then I somethimes find a variant that I do not have. I do not have a budget. If I have money and there is something I want then I try to bid or buy and if I do not have any money then I do not buy. Many of my variants came from 2 big lots. A friend of mine sold some years ago nealy 330 figures for a extremly good price and then I bought a collection from a guy in usa in 2011 if I remember correct, there was 350 figures in that lot. The rest came from childhood lots that I have picked up, ebay deals and some trading that last 17 years :D I do not have expensive moc but I have a lot of figures :lol:


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