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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Mini99 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:10 pm

18 variants of r2

18 :shock: ...I was surprised when Jeremy showed his two variants.
You never cease to amaze me with your varients! 8)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Robstyley » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:13 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:Here are mine

18 variants of r2 :D


What makes them variants?? I don’t get it, they’re all the same. I always considered a variant an obvious visual difference of sculpt, paint or accessory.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:29 pm

Robstyley wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:Here are mine

18 variants of r2 :D


What makes them variants?? I don’t get it, they’re all the same. I always considered a variant an obvious visual difference of sculpt, paint or accessory.

I'm sure Lars will speak for himself, however I believe he likes collecting figures with different COO's, so I imagine many of his will be ones which in most other respects appear basically the same. Having said that, I can see a few differences in the stickers on several of his R2's, plus there will also be subtle sculpt differences in some others.

Some collectors like to hunt down every COO for every figure, and that's fine with me. However personally, I am only really interested in a variant if there is some kind of visual difference between it and other variants of the same figure. For Sensorscope R2, there aren't really that many differences that leap out at me personally and hence I am content to own just two, mainly because of the different shade of blue on the legs than anything else, as it's the most obvious difference between them (the difference in shade is more pronounced when the figures are in hand, than when flash photographed).

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby theforceuk » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:58 pm

Each to their own I guess, I'm not fussed about the COO either but I can see the appeal. We all except cardback varients with the slightest print difference so why not with the figures?
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:43 am

theforceuk wrote:Nice Lars, you never dissapoint with your varients. Amazing! :)


Thanks mate for the very kind words :D

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Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:44 am

Ruby2511 wrote:Lovely collection Lars, very impressive 8) 8) 8)


Thanks for the very impressive nice words :D

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Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:45 am

Snaketibe wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:and some more cardbacks

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That's another awesome collection, Lars, and an awful lot of Sensorscope love! :-D

Thanks for sharing!


Your welcome and thanks for the very kind words :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:46 am

Mini99 wrote:
18 variants of r2

18 :shock: ...I was surprised when Jeremy showed his two variants.
You never cease to amaze me with your varients! 8)


Thanks mate for very kind words and I am happy that I can still amaze you :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:51 am

Robstyley wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:Here are mine

18 variants of r2 :D


What makes them variants?? I don’t get it, they’re all the same. I always considered a variant an obvious visual difference of sculpt, paint or accessory.


Well for me it is the difference. Different coo and no coo, different stickers, different plastic, different colour on the dome, different screw at the bottom etc. etc.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:52 am

Snaketibe wrote:
Robstyley wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:Here are mine

18 variants of r2 :D


What makes them variants?? I don’t get it, they’re all the same. I always considered a variant an obvious visual difference of sculpt, paint or accessory.

I'm sure Lars will speak for himself, however I believe he likes collecting figures with different COO's, so I imagine many of his will be ones which in most other respects appear basically the same. Having said that, I can see a few differences in the stickers on several of his R2's, plus there will also be subtle sculpt differences in some others.

Some collectors like to hunt down every COO for every figure, and that's fine with me. However personally, I am only really interested in a variant if there is some kind of visual difference between it and other variants of the same figure. For Sensorscope R2, there aren't really that many differences that leap out at me personally and hence I am content to own just two, mainly because of the different shade of blue on the legs than anything else, as it's the most obvious difference between them (the difference in shade is more pronounced when the figures are in hand, than when flash photographed).


Thanks, I could not have said it better myself :lol: and I still have some coo to hunt :lol:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:55 am

theforceuk wrote:Each to their own I guess, I'm not fussed about the COO either but I can see the appeal. We all except cardback varients with the slightest print difference so why not with the figures?


I agree, I look after the same small difference on cardbacks as I do with the figures :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby apack7229 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:44 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
thanks mate for sharing your r2 collection, love that revenge of the jedi sticker and those r2 figures :D


Thanks. :)
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Robstyley » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:44 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
Robstyley wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:Here are mine

18 variants of r2 :D


What makes them variants?? I don’t get it, they’re all the same. I always considered a variant an obvious visual difference of sculpt, paint or accessory.


Well for me it is the difference. Different coo and no coo, different stickers, different plastic, different colour on the dome, different screw at the bottom etc. etc.


Fair play Lars, if you like to collect the small differences or coo stamps.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:09 pm

Robstyley wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
Robstyley wrote:
What makes them variants?? I don’t get it, they’re all the same. I always considered a variant an obvious visual difference of sculpt, paint or accessory.


Well for me it is the difference. Different coo and no coo, different stickers, different plastic, different colour on the dome, different screw at the bottom etc. etc.


Fair play Lars, if you like to collect the small differences or coo stamps.


thanks mate, I think it is fun and it makes me happy :D I know not so many collect as I do. But there is others out there :lol: I am sure jason do the same just with cardbacks :lol: and joe with tri-logo :lol: etc. etc. :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 46, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Mini99 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:28 pm

I hope that this is not too late to post this?
This arrived today and am really pleased with my latest addition to my little R2 collection.
It’s a Canadian R2 77back, bubble a bit yellow but the card is perfect.
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