Hoth Trooper Variants

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Hoth Trooper Variants

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We have just bought a load of Hoth Stormtroopers and there are a number of different variants. I have used the excellent Lando's Locker Website to identify most of the variants but am having trouble with the YPS, Palitoy and Tri-Logo variants. How do the markings vary on the backs of the legs of these variants?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Sorry bout the poor stamp shots on the site. My camera aint really up to the job so I'll try and point out a few differences.

Both the Tri and YPS are made from a hard glossy plastic and have much finer detailed casts than the others.

Both have mold scars on their left legs. YPS has 2 deep holes were the Hong Kong was removed from the Mold and Tri has only minor scars from the Coo removal. The YPS figure was issued with a black GI Joe gun and the Tri was released with the standard blue Hoth rifle. Both come with the thin shiney capes with circular holes.

The Palitoy version comes with the standard Hoth Stormie Rifle and cape with slits. He has No Coo and a mold scar on his lower left boot and reads 1980 LFL. He is also made from the softer white plastic that the China & Hong Kong Coo's are made from.
Gotta love those variations :wink:

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Many Thanks for your help.
Am I right that this would be a YPS variant?

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Looks like it to me. :wink:
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Also if I remember correctly the holes in the cape should be circular whereas normal ones are more rectangular.
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Thanks.
The trouble is they all came in a box with all the weapons and skirts separate!
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i thought i smelt some fart.
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Kneon Light wrote: Image
Thats 100% mate :wink:

Does he have the right cape?
Gotta love those variations :wink:

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Yes he has the right cape and has the GI Joe gun.

Thanks for your help.
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