Leia Blaster

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The Leia Blaster was usually released with the following combinations of colour to figure:

Black-Blue Leia Blaster:

There are 5 main mould variations plus subvariants. More subvariants may exist. As a result of the fact that these were shot on a sprue tree in higher numbers the subvariants may vary heavily depending on the steel mould used.

MOULD COMPARISON:

M1, M2, M3, M4 & M5

MOULD COMPARISON: M1, M2, M3, M4 & M5

M1: COLOUR COMPARISON

KADER / LILI LEDY

M1 was produced by KADER in Hong Kong. The moulds were also used by LILI LEDY in Mexico. The following colours are known:

  • Black-blue dull
  • Dark-blue
  • Translucent blue-green
  • Light grey (Lili Ledy)
  • Dark grey (Lili Ledy)
  • Blue
  • Translucent blue

M1a:

M1b:

M2: COLOUR COMPARISON

SMILE

M2 was produced by SMILE in Hong Kong. This is the early mould used by SMILE and was later replaced by M3. The following colours are known:

  • Black-blue
  • Translucent black-blue
  • Translucent blue-green
  • Blue (not pictured above)

M2a:

M2b:

M3: COLOUR COMPARISON

SMILE

M3 was produced by SMILE in Hong Kong. It is a a later mould made by SMILE and replaced the M2. The following colours are known:

  • Translucent light-blue
  • Translucent greenish-blue
  • Translucent blue
  • Dark-blue
  • Black-blue (not pictured above)

M4: COLOUR COMPARISON

Unitoy

M4 was produced by UNITOY in Hong Kong. It seems to be a copied and retooled mould from the Taiwan M5. The moulds were also used by LILI LEDY in Mexico. The following colours are known:

  • Black-blue
  • Blue
  • Translucent blue
  • Blue, rough surface (LILI LEDY)

M4a:

M4b:

M5: COLOUR COMPARISON

TAIWAN

M5 was produced by an unknown factory in TAIWAN. It is a very early mould and probably was shot together with the Taiwan Crossbow on one sprue tree. It seems there were two Leia Blasters and two Crossbows on one sprue tree to be specific. The mould definitely made problems (see gates) and so it was retooled or modified at least three times.

The following colours are known:

  • Dull black-blue
  • Dull black

M5 1/2/3:

Bootlegs

HUNGARY

This blaster was produced by an unknown factory for the “CSILLAGOK HÁBORÚJA” line in Hungary. The mould was only used in the 80s and came with Hungarian Princess Leia (black, green, red) and Han Solo (black). The following colours are known:

  • black
  • green
  • red

Reproductions

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