SWTOTW, Week 16, 2020 Rebel Commander

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 16, 2020

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Alisdairmac wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:12 pm
Is my picture upside down. I can't seem to turn it round whatever I do??
It wasn't before, but today it is! How strange :?

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theforceuk wrote:
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My 41E, nice examples everyone. :D

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Great stuff! Thanks for sharing :-)

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Snaketibe wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:42 pm
Good old Cliff from Cheers! As Major Bren Derlin in 'The Empire Strikes Back', actor John Ratzenberger had some lines, but when it came to his figure, although Kenner clearly intended it to be of him with his distinctive moustache (although they still got his uniform wrong), some genius responsible for the cardback photo cropped the character out of the image on all the cardbacks up until the Tri-logo, when matters were finally rectified and the character got restored!... Poor Cliff Clavin! He never could get a break :lol:. It also explains the childhood mystery I had of why the figure had facial hair, yet the image on the cardback did not.

This figure has the curious distinction of being the first one that could only turn his head in one direction (Bib Fortuna and Weequay being the others, since Luke Hoth's scarf was sculpted in a more play-friendly 'windswept' position :D). His scarf looks a little strange, and I remember as a child thinking it was a bit odd that they should make a figure that couldn't turn his head both ways. However this is still a solid figure, and until Kenner finally released a Luke Hoth in a later wave, it was either the trusty Rebel Commander or the Rebel Soldier that you would have to shove in the back of your tauntaun if you wanted to pretend it was Luke... unless you wanted it to look completely ridiculous by putting Greedo in there!

There are some interesting variants with this figure, the most famous of which is the black (actually a very dark brown) boots PBP one with the melt marks on his backside (Ouch! Remind me never to sit on the iron! :lol:), however his boots can be found in a range of different shades of brown, as can his moustache, which can also be thinner or thicker. Perhaps most interesting of all though is that whilst most figures in the line actually have multiple different sculpts available (most of which are extremely similar), with the good Commander, a very obvious difference can be found at the base of his tunic below the belt, where at least one variant has a more lobster-tailed look, with three prominent vertical lines being present there instead of the more usual one.

Another interesting, but rather less welcome fact is that the Rebel Commander's gun can leech its colour into the white plastic of the figure's hand if left in position for long enough (as can the original dark green blasters if left in unpainted hands like Boba Fett's). Therefore, when I finally discovered this grim news, I wrapped the part of the gun in contact with the figure's hands in a strip of transparent plastic in an effort to prevent the colour transfer.

Anyway, here are my five:

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Thanks for the story and all the great info and thanks for sharing your collection 8)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 16, 2020

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TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:56 pm
In 2006 I thought I’d completed my loose run minus the last 17. In 2017 when I started collecting again imagine my surprise when I realised I was missing the Rebel Commander. Or perhaps it isn’t such a surprise to have missed him out after all :lol:

I only have the one but I wouldn’t mind a dark Boots Spanish variant
Funny story, thanks mate and thanks for sharing the figure, yes who would not mind to have a dark boots PBP :D

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Mini99 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:39 am
Here is one and only example.
Wow nice moc, it looks fantastic, thanks for sharing it 8)

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Ruby2511 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:22 am
Here's mine 😎👌

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another mint rebel commander, thanks for sharing it :D

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Alisdairmac wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:21 pm
A special offer rebel commander
Fantastic, I do not see many boxes with special offer, thanks for sharing it :D is there a chance that you can turn the picture 180 degrees so we better can see it ? :lol:

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theforceuk wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:07 am
My 41E, nice examples everyone. :D

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wow another moc, thanks for sharing this beauty 8)

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Pomse2001 wrote:
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theforceuk wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:07 am
My 41E, nice examples everyone. :D

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wow another moc, thanks for sharing this beauty 8)
Cheers Lars, hope your well.
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theforceuk wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 11:11 pm
Pomse2001 wrote:
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theforceuk wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:07 am
My 41E, nice examples everyone. :D

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wow another moc, thanks for sharing this beauty 8)
Cheers Lars, hope your well.
Thanks mate I am well, I also hope you are well ? I will try to take some pictures today of my Rebel Commanders for the thread :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 16, 2020

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Ok finally I got the pictures of my Rebel Commanders. I have no Moc yet :( But I have other things :D

I have this open card
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and here are the rest of my cardbacks
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and last my figures
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Pomse2001 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 4:26 pm
and last my figures

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Once again you spoil us with a tremendous run of cardbacks and loose figures! Wonderful stuff, Lars!

Thanks for sharing :-)

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Snaketibe wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 1:59 am
Pomse2001 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 4:26 pm
and last my figures

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Once again you spoil us with a tremendous run of cardbacks and loose figures! Wonderful stuff, Lars!

Thanks for sharing :-)
Thanks mate for the kind words :D

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