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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby spoons » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:09 pm

Had no idea that so many of you had DSDs. Really good variety here 8)
http://www.vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk for all your vintage die cast needs

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Mini99 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:14 pm

Another fantastic re seal, and you should be pleased with it, really nice!
And thanks for the great explanation of the varients for us who are ignorant to this part of the hobby...or is it just me! :roll:
I wondered what on earth was a “nipple chested” one :shock: and still couldn’t see what on earth you were on anout :? until the pictures at the end, and for that I thank you.
And I think that your right about the black paint not adhering to the silver vac metal surface.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Mini99 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:16 pm

spoons wrote:Had no idea that so many of you had DSDs. Really good variety here 8)

I’m not a fan of the figure really it’s the card art that does it for me.
Along with the Power Droid it’s the colours and vibrancy that appeals to me.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby StarWarsFan » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:34 pm

Snaketibe wrote:OK, here's mine. The 'MOC' is another reseal, I'm afraid, but one I'm happy with.

As for the loose, I always find the vac-metalized figures are quite difficult to photograph well (or maybe I'm just a crap photographer! :lol: ), so I have included a couple of shots of the front and back of them to try to show them as well as possible.

I have four variants; a shiny and a dull finish 'nipple' chested, 'buttonless' arm variant, and a shiny and dull finish no 'nipple', button-armed variant. I'm still not 100% convinced the dull finish 'variants' aren't just how shiny ones end up looking after they've been played with, but then again, the difference in the finishes, both on the front and back of the figures does seem pretty uniform, so who knows...? And for those struggling to tell the difference, the shiny ones are at each end! :lol:

Lastly, god knows what happened to Kenner's quality control with the black paint on the poor old Death Star Droid, but it can be really, REALLY tough to find one with perfect paint, even carded. Perhaps the vac-metalised surface didn't accept the paint very well? :?

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Never knew that will have to check

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:40 pm

Mini99 wrote:Another fantastic re seal, and you should be pleased with it, really nice!
And thanks for the great explanation of the varients for us who are ignorant to this part of the hobby...or is it just me! :roll:
I wondered what on earth was a “nipple chested” one :shock: and still couldn’t see what on earth you were on anout :? until the pictures at the end, and for that I thank you.
And I think that your right about the black paint not adhering to the silver vac metal surface.

Thanks :-)

Yes, although the differences between the DSD's do genuinely make them variants, let's face it, they're pretty hard to spot! It's hardly blue and red Snaggletooth, but you know me; I do like a variant, even if the differences are only small! :lol:

And I absolutely agree with you about the card art being appealing. Kenner really did a great job of making the cards stand out on the toy shelves and catch children's (and adults'! :lol: ) eyes. I think most of their choices for the card art were top notch, with only the occasional head-scratcher like the original artwork present on Walrus Man and Anakin's cardbacks, rather than photos of the characters or stills from the films.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:21 pm

Here are my Death Star Droid items

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:54 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:Here are my Death Star Droid items

11 variants

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and my cardback collection

It's another wonderful collection of variants and cardbacks from you, Lars! As ever, thanks for sharing your collection with the forum :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Mini99 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:25 pm

Lars, thanks for posting your extensive collection of figures and cardbacks.
I’ve never seen the Palitoy one with the blue insignia on the front, what can you tell me about it?
Cheers.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby theforceuk » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:52 am

Yes nice card backs Lars, I’ve never seen that Palitoy variant either. Really like it. 8)
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:45 am

theforceuk wrote:Brill figure and card this a favourite for sure here’s my Kenner 20F and Trilogo :)

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beautiful collection you have, the tri-logo is 100% my favorite, I do not see many of them 8)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:46 am

apack7229 wrote:Here’s my few.


thanks mate for sharing the pictures and I can see the figures are complete :lol: :wink: cool collection you have. Are they both Hong Kong ? :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:50 am

Snaketibe wrote:OK, here's mine. The 'MOC' is another reseal, I'm afraid, but one I'm happy with.

As for the loose, I always find the vac-metalized figures are quite difficult to photograph well (or maybe I'm just a crap photographer! :lol: ), so I have included a couple of shots of the front and back of them to try to show them as well as possible.

I have four variants; a shiny and a dull finish 'nipple' chested, 'buttonless' arm variant, and a shiny and dull finish no 'nipple', button-armed variant. I'm still not 100% convinced the dull finish 'variants' aren't just how shiny ones end up looking after they've been played with, but then again, the difference in the finishes, both on the front and back of the figures does seem pretty uniform, so who knows...? And for those struggling to tell the difference, the shiny ones are at each end! :lol:

Lastly, god knows what happened to Kenner's quality control with the black paint on the poor old Death Star Droid, but it can be really, REALLY tough to find one with perfect paint, even carded. Perhaps the vac-metalised surface didn't accept the paint very well? :?

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Thanks mate for the fantastic pictures of your collection 8) that card could have tricked me 8) I will answer the rest of your mail later when I have more time :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:01 pm

Snaketibe wrote:OK, here's mine. The 'MOC' is another reseal, I'm afraid, but one I'm happy with.

As for the loose, I always find the vac-metalized figures are quite difficult to photograph well (or maybe I'm just a crap photographer! :lol: ), so I have included a couple of shots of the front and back of them to try to show them as well as possible.

I have four variants; a shiny and a dull finish 'nipple' chested, 'buttonless' arm variant, and a shiny and dull finish no 'nipple', button-armed variant. I'm still not 100% convinced the dull finish 'variants' aren't just how shiny ones end up looking after they've been played with, but then again, the difference in the finishes, both on the front and back of the figures does seem pretty uniform, so who knows...? And for those struggling to tell the difference, the shiny ones are at each end! :lol:

Lastly, god knows what happened to Kenner's quality control with the black paint on the poor old Death Star Droid, but it can be really, REALLY tough to find one with perfect paint, even carded. Perhaps the vac-metalised surface didn't accept the paint very well? :?

Rubbish Paint - 01.jpg

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I think they used different paint as they did on many figures, so I think you are right about the dull and shiny. I would keep them as variants if I was you, but that is just what I think. I agree they are quite difficult to photograph :lol: I do not know about the vac-metalised surface didn't accept the paint very well, but maybe you are right about it. Just like the Imperial rank insignia on death star commander some are good others are falling off very easy :roll:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 42, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:06 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:Here are my Death Star Droid items

11 variants

P1170529.JPG

P1170532.JPG

and my cardback collection

It's another wonderful collection of variants and cardbacks from you, Lars! As ever, thanks for sharing your collection with the forum :-)


Your welcome, thanks mate for the kind words :D


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