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Neon yellow HK Fett

Postby subzero » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:36 pm

Just picked up this cool Fett variant ( Hong Kong ) with neon yellow.

Just like the painted blue helmet variant there's very little info on this online, I have read though on another forum that some people seem to think this neon colour is due to the paint fading? But this is simply just an opinion with no proof to back this up, all the other colours on the figure seem fine too. Iv'e seen pics of other neon yellow Fett's online and the yellow is exactly the same, which seems to suggest it's a real paint variant.

Anybody know anything about this figure?, I have a feeling apack might know a thing or two. :wink:

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Re: Neon yellow HK Fett

Postby apack7229 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:24 pm

I have a few which aren't discolored so i've always saw it as a paint variant.
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Re: Neon yellow HK Fett

Postby subzero » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:42 pm

apack7229 wrote:I have a few which aren't discolored so i've always saw it as a paint variant.


Thanks, good to know it's a real variant instead of just aged. :)

Iv'e stood it next to one of my PBP Fett's and the colour difference is just striking, I love it!
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Re: Neon yellow HK Fett

Postby apack7229 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:48 pm

There are some neat paint variants out there. I have about six hk fetts that I got from different parts of the country from different sellers but they all have the same color plastic and paint but are different from the normal blue and grey limbed fetts. Don't know if they are a variant or not but none are discolored and I even have one mint.
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Re: Neon yellow HK Fett

Postby subzero » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:53 pm

apack7229 wrote:There are some neat paint variants out there. I have about six hk fetts that I got from different parts of the country from different sellers but they all have the same color plastic and paint but are different from the normal blue and grey limbed fetts. Don't know if they are a variant or not but none are discolored and I even have one mint.


Interesting, there's probably more variants out there than what people are aware of.
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Re: Neon yellow HK Fett

Postby apack7229 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:08 pm

subzero wrote:Interesting, there's probably more variants out there than what people are aware of.


I wouldn’t doubt it. I like the different variants since they all are pretty unique.
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Re: Neon yellow HK Fett

Postby Snaketibe » Sun May 13, 2018 12:23 pm

subzero wrote:Just picked up this cool Fett variant ( Hong Kong ) with neon yellow.

Just like the painted blue helmet variant there's very little info on this online, I have read though on another forum that some people seem to think this neon colour is due to the paint fading? But this is simply just an opinion with no proof to back this up, all the other colours on the figure seem fine too. Iv'e seen pics of other neon yellow Fett's online and the yellow is exactly the same, which seems to suggest it's a real paint variant.

Anybody know anything about this figure?, I have a feeling apack might know a thing or two. :wink:

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This is a really nice variant, and one I hope I have coming for my own collection soon. However, before it arrives I am curious about the COO, as mine has been erased on the back of both legs, possibly by a former owner, or possibly at the factory, making it look like the scarring on a PBP Fett, only on both legs. The seller of mine believes a former owner did it, and he may well be right, as I can't seem to find any reference for a Boba Fett with scars on both legs. However, a simple way to find out whether it has been manually 'scraped' or whether it left the factory that way is to ask you what the COO looks like on the back of your Fett's legs. Would you be willing to take a look at yours and let me know what you find, please? If you're able to post a picture, even better! Many thanks indeed, and when mine arrives I'll post a picture to compare :-)

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