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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Fri May 31, 2019 6:54 pm

B-Wing Pilot:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Clarkspie&chips » Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:58 am

One of the best deals I ever got, £17 off eBay in 2014

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:49 am

Clarkspie&chips wrote:One of the best deals I ever got, £17 off eBay in 2014

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What a bargain! That's a super MOC.

Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:29 pm

So it's now time for the B-Wing Pilot is it, Lars? OK then, if that's what you want :-). I must say though, that whilst Kenner were famously not exactly slaves to accuracy when it came to sculpting the likenesses, clothing / uniforms, or colour schemes of the characters they were representing in plastic, the B-Wing Pilot really does fall short! For starters, there is more than one completely different flight suit worn by the B-Wing pilots in Return of the Jedi (look at the pic at the top of this thread!), and to be honest, even the red one that is in the film (briefly!) isn't exactly a doppelganger for what Kenner gave us :lol:. Regardless, it's a solid enough figure and has a nice ship you can sit him in, so as far as that goes, it works well enough, I suppose.

As for visually different variants (my thing! :-D), there certainly are some, with completely differently sculpted boots, chest plates, belt buckles and helmets (especially at the back), plus variations in the shade of brown paint used and the application of the black paint to the top of the chin strap, which can be unpainted, partially painted or fully painted.

Anyway, here are mine:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Ruby2511 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:59 pm

Here's mine :lol:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:47 pm

Ruby2511 wrote:Here's mine :lol:

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Nice example. Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby s1d0w » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:08 pm

The figure is at the grader's but here's the cardback...

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:27 pm

s1d0w wrote:The figure is at the grader's but here's the cardback...

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Great cardback. I look forward to seeing the figure when it's back from the graders.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:10 pm

Here’s mine. He’s one of the best condition figures in my collection. No paint loss and rock solid limbs 8)
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:41 am

Clarkspie&chips wrote:One of the best deals I ever got, £17 off eBay in 2014

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Wow nice tri-logo b-wing pilot moc and for £17 that is a fantastic price in 2014 :shock:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:15 pm

Snaketibe wrote:So it's now time for the B-Wing Pilot is it, Lars? OK then, if that's what you want :-). I must say though, that whilst Kenner were famously not exactly slaves to accuracy when it came to sculpting the likenesses, clothing / uniforms, or colour schemes of the characters they were representing in plastic, the B-Wing Pilot really does fall short! For starters, there is more than one completely different flight suit worn by the B-Wing pilots in Return of the Jedi (look at the pic at the top of this thread!), and to be honest, even the red one that is in the film (briefly!) isn't exactly a doppelganger for what Kenner gave us :lol:. Regardless, it's a solid enough figure and has a nice ship you can sit him in, so as far as that goes, it works well enough, I suppose.

As for visually different variants (my thing! :-D), there certainly are some, with completely differently sculpted boots, chest plates, belt buckles and helmets (especially at the back), plus variations in the shade of brown paint used and the application of the black paint to the top of the chin strap, which can be unpainted, partially painted or fully painted.

Anyway, here are mine:

Which Uniform - 01.jpg

Which Uniform - 02.jpg

Which Uniform - 03.jpg

Which Uniform - 04.jpg

Which Uniform - 05.jpg

Which Uniform - 06.jpg

Which Uniform - 07.jpg

Which Uniform - 08.jpg


Lovely army of b-wing pilots and some cool variants :D I do not remember a b-wing pilot in a red suit from rotj :?

Is it only a danish problem or a world problem :lol: I find b-wing pilots in nearly every childhood lots that I find, but I have never found a b-wing fighter in a childhood lot :lol: was there not sold so many b-wing fighters :? to me it looks like there was sold a fucking huge lot of b-wing pilots and not many fighters :?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:17 pm

Ruby2511 wrote:Here's mine :lol:

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Also a great figure, where is his blaster ? have he lost it ?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:18 pm

s1d0w wrote:The figure is at the grader's but here's the cardback...

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nice cut cardback, it looks fantastic :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:19 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:Here’s mine. He’s one of the best condition figures in my collection. No paint loss and rock solid limbs 8)


wow nice mint b-wing pilot and also a great kenner cardback :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 22, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:21 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:Lovely army of b-wing pilots and some cool variants :D I do not remember a b-wing pilot in a red suit from rotj :?

Is it only a danish problem or a world problem :lol: I find b-wing pilots in nearly every childhood lots that I find, but I have never found a b-wing fighter in a childhood lot :lol: was there not sold so many b-wing fighters :? to me it looks like there was sold a fucking huge lot of b-wing pilots and not many fighters :?


Thanks, Lars.

The red uniforms are there, but only if you look hard enough! :-D

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