SWTOTW, Week 27, 2019, Part 1/2 Bespin Security Guard (Black)

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SWTOTW, Week 27, 2019, Part 1/2 Bespin Security Guard (Black)

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Bespin Security Guard (Black):

Sorry for the small picture, it was not easy to find a bigger picture of a black guard :shock:
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Here you go Lars.
My one and only example of this figure.
PS: Nice to have you back!
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 27, 2019, Part 1/2

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Why does he exist?

(I always thought he was Asian. So I have learned something new today with that sharper photo!)
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Mini99 wrote:Here you go Lars.
My one and only example of this figure.
PS: Nice to have you back!
Fantastic MOC, Nick!

Thanks for sharing :-)
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Snaketibe wrote:
Mini99 wrote:Here you go Lars.
My one and only example of this figure.
PS: Nice to have you back!
Fantastic MOC, Nick!

Thanks for sharing :-)
Thank you.
I assume that you have an army of these? :wink:
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Mini99 wrote:Here you go Lars.
My one and only example of this figure.
PS: Nice to have you back!
Thanks mate for sharing that beautiful moc with palitoy logo 8) and thanks for the kind words, it is also great to be back :D
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UKS wrote:Why does he exist?

(I always thought he was Asian. So I have learned something new today with that sharper photo!)
I thoght the same as you, why make a white and a black :roll:
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Mini99 wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:
Mini99 wrote:Here you go Lars.
My one and only example of this figure.
PS: Nice to have you back!
Fantastic MOC, Nick!

Thanks for sharing :-)
Thank you.
I assume that you have an army of these? :wink:
:lol: yes let us see your army :wink:
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Here's mine :D
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Ruby2511 wrote:Here's mine :D

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Nice figure, thanks for sharing it :D is the green on the figure just flash ? :?
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Pomse2001 wrote:
Ruby2511 wrote:Here's mine :D

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Nice figure, thanks for sharing it :D is the green on the figure just flash ? :?
:lol: Yes it is :lol:
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Mini99 wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:
Mini99 wrote:Here you go Lars.
My one and only example of this figure.
PS: Nice to have you back!
Fantastic MOC, Nick!

Thanks for sharing :-)
Thank you.
I assume that you have an army of these? :wink:
I don't have the faintest idea what you mean! ;-) Actually, I don't quite have an army of these, but I can muster up three...
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The black Bespin Security Guard, eh? I thought it was an interesting choice by Kenner to make this figure (doubtless as a way of increasing the ethnic diversity of its figure range), but I can't escape from the fact that both Bespin Security Guards are frankly not all that exciting. Additionally, the black one has a ridiculous walking pose, which I hate! It's the same deal as the Luke Hoth figure, which has an equally stupid pose. That aside though, it's another solid enough figure.

Not an awful lot of interesting variants (at least for me!) to be found with this one, but I do have three of them, each with a different skin tone. I can't rival Nick's wonderful Palitoy 45A MOC, but I can contribute a Palitoy 45B.
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Snaketibe wrote:The black Bespin Security Guard, eh? I thought it was an interesting choice by Kenner to make this figure (doubtless as a way of increasing the ethnic diversity of its figure range), but I can't escape from the fact that both Bespin Security Guards are frankly not all that exciting. Additionally, the black one has a ridiculous walking pose, which I hate! It's the same deal as the Luke Hoth figure, which has an equally stupid pose. That aside though, it's another solid enough figure.

Not an awful lot of interesting variants (at least for me!) to be found with this one, but I do have three of them, each with a different skin tone. I can't rival Nick's wonderful Palitoy 45A MOC, but I can contribute a Palitoy 45B.

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3 figures, I would call them an army :D I agree about the legs, they are ridiculous also on luke hoth, any idea why they made the legs like that ?

Nice beautiful army of figures, I love your variants and that moc looks fantastic 8)
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Pomse2001 wrote:3 figures, I would call them an army :D I agree about the legs, they are ridiculous also on luke hoth, any idea why they made the legs like that ?

Nice beautiful army of figures, I love your variants and that moc looks fantastic 8)
Thanks, Lars.

I remember reading somewhere that the same sculptor was responsible for both the Luke Hoth and black Bespin Guard figures. He was not a fan of the static poses all the other figures had been given and wanted to do something more 'dynamic' with these two. I *think* I remember correctly that he was not allowed to push things too far, so pushed it as much as he was able to get away with / was allowed to.

Personally I hate the poses on both figures, not least precisely because they don't match the rest of the line with their static poses, but I'm sure both figures will also have their ardent supporters and fans! :lol:
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