Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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I love these as well, don't see them for sale though. I'll keep an eye out from now on and post here if I see one.
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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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theforceuk wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:37 pm
I love these as well, don't see them for sale though. I'll keep an eye out from now on and post here if I see one.
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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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coomber75 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 10:00 am
theforceuk wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:37 pm
I love these as well, don't see them for sale though. I'll keep an eye out from now on and post here if I see one.
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Oh no, pressures on now! :lol:
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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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walkie wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 11:08 pm
here's mine...

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I love the look of this figure are there other characters with contrasting limbs like this one?

When you say it is degradation does that mean that all Hoth Stormtroopers limbs are grey beneath the white or does the white somehow change colour to grey?
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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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There all came from a bad patch of plastic forming and were thus treated as rejects as they went grey pretty quickly that is all.

There white on the inside they've just turned grey on the outside.

Interesting curio

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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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poncho wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:43 pm
There all came from a bad patch of plastic forming and were thus treated as rejects as they went grey pretty quickly that is all.

There white on the inside they've just turned grey on the outside.

Interesting curio
Are there other figures with contrasting limbs similar to this Hoth Stormtrooper?

Would loose figure collectors class this as a variant?
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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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High end variant collectors would consider it a variant also the yps comic book hoth trooper 🙄

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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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I’ve never seen one in person looks cool though

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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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Here are some useful links guys if you want to read more and are members of some of the FB groups:

Confirmation following the Palitoy talk
https://m.facebook.com/groups/152246575 ... 9979067334

Where Lee Bullock gives his findings
https://m.facebook.com/groups/244754502 ... 3877678913

https://m.facebook.com/groups/164069841 ... 1932127877

https://m.facebook.com/groups/152246575 ... 6383698029

https://www.facebook.com/groups/JabbasC ... 657643197/

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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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poncho wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:43 pm
There all came from a bad patch of plastic forming and were thus treated as rejects as they went grey pretty quickly that is all.

There white on the inside they've just turned grey on the outside.

Interesting curio
100% agree. It's from a spanish mold. None of these gray limbed has been found in spain, so probably a batch that was shipped to UK, rejected, and sold by some former empolyee. So it probably having some value, but people are selling these as possible first shots, pre prodcution pieces, which I think is wrong. Palitoy certainly did not have the spanish molds and did test shots themselves.

Sadly, I think the people who are paying £500 for one, do not do so because it's a bad batch of plastic.

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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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Pretty sure these must've made their way into the Palitoy factory shop. All sorts of rejected stuff ended up in there. I remember seeing quite a few of these over the years in the 90's. There were plenty around back then.
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One up for auction over on Jabba's- https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=101 ... 8140374925
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Re: Grey Limbed Hoth Stormtrooper

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Thanks for the link Andy, for those not on Facebrick it went for £1000.

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