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B Wing Launch Hysteria

13th March 2022

After many years of neglect, you may have noticed we’re gradually updating the Return of the Jedi COO sheets on the site. Just in case you’ve missed them, check out: Prune Face, Bib Fortuna, Admiral Ackbar, Luke Jedi, Teebo, Han Endor, B-Wing Pilot, Ree Yees, Wicket, The Emperor, Leia Endor and Chief Chirpa.

21st November 2021

Narayan S. Naik has a hell of a Boba MOC collection already, but to pull in some help from collector buddies from around the world, he’s managed to put together an AMAZING catalogue of MOCs of this ever-popular character.

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17th Nov 2021

Another vinyl cape guide finished. The Leia Bespin Cape is the only cape in the line that is printed. Therefore we have interesting variants all over production. 14 different capes were documented for this guide. Patterns to both sides and to the print were documented as well, which will further more help a lot identifying them. 

15th Nov 2021

The long awaited and overdue guide on Hoth Trooper skirts is finished. In total 31 skirts were pictured in different light settings and zooms to show and compare patterns to the surface which will further more help a lot identifying them. 

27th Oct 2021

This reference page is intended for anyone who wants to improve their vintage knowledge. It’s not intended to be a read-through article, but a 101 reference page like it says on the tin.

17th Sept 2021

Wolff has re-written the previous article to include some newly discovered major variations to the line-up. 
 

11th Sept 2021

Stef, Jamie and Wolff together have done the work and produced another brilliant piece of research, this time focused on the Han Endor Trenchcoat figure.
 
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Nien Nunb Figure Guide

21th June 2021

Join Justin (Cornish) as he walks you through the Nien Nunb figure. It’s a simple and straight-forward guide for what is a great starter figure for anyone looking to learn more about variants and pick up a focus without too much expense.
 

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HARD TORSO VARIATIONS

6th June 2021

This guide is dedicated to the hard plastic variants produced by Kenner from the Asian Smile factory in the 77bk era. These are known as “Hard Torso Variants”. There are four figures known, Stormtrooper, Snowtrooper, Cloud Car Pilot & R2-D2 Sensorscope.

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2-1B FIGURE GUIDE

2nd July 2021

Here Stef guides us through the factories and accessories for everyone’s favourite medical droid, 2-B. He discusses a newly discovered mould family which had been previously hiding in plain sight, plus an undocumented early major paint variation.

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Nien Nunb Figure Guide

21th June 2021

Join Justin (Cornish) as he walks you through the Nien Nunb figure. It’s a simple and straight-forward guide for what is a great starter figure for anyone looking to learn more about variants and pick up a focus without too much expense.
 

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HARD TORSO VARIATIONS

6th June 2021

This guide is dedicated to the hard plastic variants produced by Kenner from the Asian Smile factory in the 77bk era. These are known as “Hard Torso Variants”. There are four figures known, Stormtrooper, Snowtrooper, Cloud Car Pilot & R2-D2 Sensorscope.

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MEXICAN FAKE BOOTLEGS WITH OZIO

17th May 2019

Ozio collates a picture gallery of the waves of fake Mexican bootlegs which have flooded the market since 2014. These fake bootleg figures have earned the nickname “copycats” as they’re neither vintage or genuine bootlegs.

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LILI LEDY REMOVABLE ROCKET BOBA FETT

6th May 2019

Lili Ledy Maestro, Ozio describes the allure and the pitfalls of this very sought after and often faked figure… the mighty Lili Ledy Boba Fett with removable rocket. Learn here what to look for and the tells the scammers don’t want you to know.

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FACTORY PUNCH GUIDE

10th May 2021

An essential guide to the all the cardback punches found on SW right through to the Ewoks lines. Want to know the factory origins of your moc – no printed factory codes, so study the cardback punches. Want to spot rarer factory combinations? Want the heads up on Toy Toni’s or reproduction cards. It’s all found in my easy to follow guide.

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