SWTOTW, Week 29, 2019, Part 2/2 Bespin Security Guard (White)

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SWTOTW, Week 29, 2019, Part 2/2 Bespin Security Guard (White)

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Bespin Security Guard (White):
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 29, 2019, Part 2/2

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The White Bread Bin Security Guard, eh Lars? OK then, but firstly congratulations on actually finding the correct picture of the WBSG, i.e. the one with the moustache! It's certainly more than Kenner ever did :lol:

What can I say about the White Bespin Guard? Well, quite a lot actually, so let me rephrase that. What can I say about the White Bespin Guard that anyone might vaguely be interested in reading about?.... Assuming you still are of course and haven't skipped straight to the pics, in which case Zeppelin, photocopier, cabbage :-D. And for the benefit of those few grudgingly still reading this against their better judgement? The answer is moustaches! Yes, there are skin and cuff colour variants too, and even blue plastic shade variants, but considering the cardback never bothered showing us anything other than a full bearded WBSG, there's one hell of a lot of moustache style variants to be found on the white Bespin Guard!

Years ago, I naively thought there were just 2 variants; the droopy (aka Fu Manchu) and straight moustache versions, but then I bothered using my eyes and found a veritable barbershop of facial hair festooning vintage Star Wars collections worldwide! There's bound to be more than just those eleven shown below, but they're not a bad start ;-)
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 29, 2019, Part 2/2

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 29, 2019, Part 2/2

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How can I or anyone follow that. :shock: 8)
Well...here’s my one and only.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 29, 2019, Part 2/2

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Snaketibe wrote:The White Bread Bin Security Guard, eh Lars? OK then, but firstly congratulations on actually finding the correct picture of the WBSG, i.e. the one with the moustache! It's certainly more than Kenner ever did :lol:

What can I say about the White Bespin Guard? Well, quite a lot actually, so let me rephrase that. What can I say about the White Bespin Guard that anyone might vaguely be interested in reading about?.... Assuming you still are of course and haven't skipped straight to the pics, in which case Zeppelin, photocopier, cabbage :-D. And for the benefit of those few grudgingly still reading this against their better judgement? The answer is moustaches! Yes, there are skin and cuff colour variants too, and even blue plastic shade variants, but considering the cardback never bothered showing us anything other than a full bearded WBSG, there's one hell of a lot of moustache style variants to be found on the white Bespin Guard!

Years ago, I naively thought there were just 2 variants; the droopy (aka Fu Manchu) and straight moustache versions, but then I bothered using my eyes and found a veritable barbershop of facial hair festooning vintage Star Wars collections worldwide! There's bound to be more than just those eleven shown below, but they're not a bad start ;-)

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Thanks mate, yes I think I found the correct picture for the figure :lol: I have also never seen a white bespin guard with a huge beard :lol:

Lovely army of variants and thanks also for the great info about beard :D
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 29, 2019, Part 2/2

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Mini99 wrote:How can I or anyone follow that. :shock: 8)
Well...here’s my one and only.
Thanks mate, a lovely mint moc, it looks fantastic 8)
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Mini99 wrote:How can I or anyone follow that. :shock: 8)
Well...here’s my one and only.
You follow it with a wonderful MOC with a crystal clear bubble. Terrific stuff!

Thanks for sharing :-)
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 29, 2019, Part 2/2

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Here’s mine. It’s much harder to get a minty WBG than BBG as the gold trim is even more prone to rubbing off. I’m always on the look out for a slight upgrade at a reasonable price. I also have a battered Poch WBG that I will try and photograph.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 29, 2019, Part 2/2

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TheJabbaWookie wrote:Here’s mine. It’s much harder to get a minty WBG than BBG as the gold trim is even more prone to rubbing off. I’m always on the look out for a slight upgrade at a reasonable price. I also have a battered Poch WBG that I will try and photograph.
That's a lovely example, Jay. Thanks for sharing :-)
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Here's mine :D
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 29, 2019, Part 2/2

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TheJabbaWookie wrote:Here’s mine. It’s much harder to get a minty WBG than BBG as the gold trim is even more prone to rubbing off. I’m always on the look out for a slight upgrade at a reasonable price. I also have a battered Poch WBG that I will try and photograph.
I think that bespin guard looks fantastic, yes please also picture of the poch :D
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Ruby2511 wrote:Here's mine :D

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Another nice bespin guard, thanks for sharing it mate :wink:
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Ruby2511 wrote:Here's mine :D

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Another lovely clean example. Thanks for sharing :-)
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Thanks guys :D :wink:
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Here are my figures and my cardbacks, I do not have a moc yet.
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