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

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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:
Thanks mate for the info, I did not know that :shock:
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Pomse2001 wrote:
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)
Jeremy,
Great MOC with a nice clear bubble.
And only three loose “variants”... I’m surprised! :wink:

Lars, I believe that the guy that sculptured this figure had a thing for this pose, possibly from Greek philosophy I can’t recall exactly.
I seem to remember that there is lots of information on this on the “chive cast pod cast” and then look for the episode on the BBG.
If I get chance I’ll find which episode it’s on.
Really worth a listen if you don’t listen to this.
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Mini99 wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
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.

Stupid Pose - 01.jpg

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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)
Great MOC with a nice clear bubble.

Lars, the guy that sculptured this figure had a thing for this pose, possibly from Greek philosophy I can’t recall exactly.
There is lots of information on this on the “chive cast pod cast” and then look for the episode on the BBG.
Really worth a listen if you don’t listen to this.
Thanks mate, I also did not know that, looks like I am still new only collected in 18 years :lol:
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Here are my variants with a few extra for my army
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and more of my cardbacks
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and the last of my cardbacks
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Pomse2001 wrote:and the last of my cardbacks

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Wow, Lars! As usual you impress with the range and depth of your collection! :-D

Now THAT is an army of black Bespin Guards! :lol:
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Pomse2001 wrote:and the last of my cardbacks

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Wow, Lars! As usual you impress with the range and depth of your collection! :-D

Now THAT is an army of black Bespin Guards! :lol:
Thanks mate for the very kind words as always :lol:
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Great collection as always Lars, as always.
The “chive cast” podcast that you need to listen to is the one dated November 24, 2015.
http://blog.theswca.com/search?q=Black+bespin+guard
If you’ve never listened to these pod casts they are the ones by Skye and Steve from the SWCA.
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Mini99 wrote:Great collection as always Lars, as always.
The “chive cast” podcast that you need to listen to is the one dated November 24, 2015.
http://blog.theswca.com/search?q=Black+bespin+guard
If you’ve never listened to these pod casts they are the ones by Skye and Steve from the SWCA.
Thanks mate for the kind words :D

and thanks for the link, I will listen to it :D
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