SWTOTW, Week 3, 2020 Weequay

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SWTOTW, Week 3, 2020 Weequay

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Even though I still loved Star Wars dearly, by the time Return of the Jedi came out in 1983, sadly (and stupidly) I had stopped collecting vintage figures. OK, that's not strictly true, as I did buy Chief Chripa, almost on principle, just so I owned a Jedi figure, but that's the only one I ever did and so I never owned a Weequay in my youth. This is a shame, and not just because I sold a collection that would one day be worth a small fortune for absolute peanuts. It's a shame because, common as muck though many might regard Mr Quay to be today, it's actually a pretty decent figure. A good sculpt and likeness of the on-screen character, complete with the correct colours (which can't be said for every Kenner effort ;-)), plus it held its weapon in a cool and accurate way! Compared to certain other figures I could name, Weequay is actually a pretty good one, and I suspect he would have a lot more love if he was just a little bit rarer.

I haven't found a huge number of variants of Weequay, but I do have a couple with different shades of brown paint and plastic, especially on the hands and head.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 3, 2020

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I seem to remember I had a mass of Weequays from the โ€œWoolworthsโ€ multi pack bags that came at the end of the series.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 3, 2020

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Here's mine ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
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Snaketibe wrote: โ†‘
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:40 pm
Even though I still loved Star Wars dearly, by the time Return of the Jedi came out in 1983, sadly (and stupidly) I had stopped collecting vintage figures. OK, that's not strictly true, as I did buy Chief Chripa, almost on principle, just so I owned a Jedi figure, but that's the only one I ever did and so I never owned a Weequay in my youth. This is a shame, and not just because I sold a collection that would one day be worth a small fortune for absolute peanuts. It's a shame because, common as muck though many might regard Mr Quay to be today, it's actually a pretty decent figure. A good sculpt and likeness of the on-screen character, complete with the correct colours (which can't be said for every Kenner effort ;-)), plus it held its weapon in a cool and accurate way! Compared to certain other figures I could name, Weequay is actually a pretty good one, and I suspect he would have a lot more love if he was just a little bit rarer.

I haven't found a huge number of variants of Weequay, but I do have a couple with different shades of brown paint and plastic, especially on the hands and head.

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2 mint variants, thanks for sharing them. Thanks for all the great info about the figures, I agree kenner did not fuck up this figure, they mad it perfect :D

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Ruby2511 wrote: โ†‘
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:31 pm
Here's mine ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘15794658483478391223499531684318.jpg
Nice figure, thanks for sharing him 8)

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Ruby2511 wrote: โ†‘
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:31 pm
Here's mine ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘15794658483478391223499531684318.jpg
Agreed, nice figure. Thanks for sharing :-)

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Pomse2001 wrote: โ†‘
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:57 am
Ruby2511 wrote: โ†‘
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:31 pm
Here's mine ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘15794658483478391223499531684318.jpg
Nice figure, thanks for sharing him 8)
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Look forward to this every week ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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Snaketibe wrote: โ†‘
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:18 pm
Ruby2511 wrote: โ†‘
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:31 pm
Here's mine ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘15794658483478391223499531684318.jpg
Agreed, nice figure. Thanks for sharing :-)
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This is mine. Great sculpt. Love the way he holds the weapon. Awesome that you can still pick him up for under ยฃ5 delivered if youโ€™re lucky on eBay.
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TheJabbaWookie wrote: โ†‘
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:43 pm
This is mine. Great sculpt. Love the way he holds the weapon. Awesome that you can still pick him up for under ยฃ5 delivered if youโ€™re lucky on eBay.
Nice example ๐Ÿ˜Ž he is a cool figure, think I paid a couple of quid for mine off ebay, in fact his staff cost more than him ๐Ÿ˜€
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TheJabbaWookie wrote: โ†‘
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:43 pm
This is mine. Great sculpt. Love the way he holds the weapon. Awesome that you can still pick him up for under ยฃ5 delivered if youโ€™re lucky on eBay.
Wow nice mint figure, thanks sharing it in the thread :D Yes the price is still fantastic with this figure :D

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TheJabbaWookie wrote: โ†‘
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:43 pm
This is mine. Great sculpt. Love the way he holds the weapon. Awesome that you can still pick him up for under ยฃ5 delivered if youโ€™re lucky on eBay.
A perfect example! Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 3, 2020

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To be frank, I really disliked Weequay as a boy. As an adult I appreciate the sculpt, the way he stands in that skiff position with weapon. He makes a great collectable.

BUT

As a child, having plastic hair that makes his head almost fixed, and having odd position hands so he can't hold anything else or do anything like climb a rope or hold a blaster... well that made him (and his IIRC five bagged brothers) very limited in his play usage. Only once in my entire memory of my childhood do I remember even vaguely recreating the movies. My play was all the world of the UKS Expanded Universe, with even weirder adventures than the "real" EU.

And dammit man, those SW figs needed to hold their end up against the Red Shadows and BA.

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Here are my 65a and Tri-logo MOCs.
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