The Pilot Blaster was usually released with the following combinations of colour to figure:
Grey Pilot Blaster:
Black Pilot Blaster:
There are 6 main mould variations plus an altered mould (M2.2). Subvariants do exist and may not all be documented. 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.
M1: COLOUR COMPARISON
UNITOY / PBP
M1 was produced by a company (research in progress) in Hong Kong. The moulds were also later use by PBP in the ROTJ era. The following colours are known:
- bright light grey (PBP)
- glossy light grey (PBP)
- dark grey
M2.1: COLOUR COMPARISON
M3: COLOUR COMPARISON
M3 was produced by a company (research in progress) probably Kader China. The following colours are known:
- light-grey (can be confused with the PBP version, see M1)
M5: COLOUR COMPARISON
SMILE / LILI LEDY
GW ACRYLIC PILOT BLASTER DISPLAY CASE
Easy to use, the Pilot Blaster accessory holder is supplied in 2 parts – BASE and TOP PLATE – and are specifically designed to accompany the GW Acrylic LASER cases.
All holders are produced from Archival grade UV acrylic sheet (UV 99%+) to ensure the very best protection for your collection.
We like to access our collectibles and have the freedom to change things up therefore we recommend Bostik Removeable Glue Dots which are acid and lignin free and leave no trace on the surface of the case when removed.
Besides the licensed production through the Lili Ledy company, the bootleg production in Mexico was not in hand of larger factories. These were family businesses, small establishments, that made their own molds, their own machines to inject the plastic. Therefore there is no specific lines or producers known.
This blaster shown below was only produced in the 80s and came in accessory sets and was also packed with various figures including a fully articulated (f/a) Tie Fighter Pilot bootleg. Here shown is one colour of maybe more in existance:
This blaster was produced by Elektrospółdzielnia (EVANPLAST) for an unnamed line in Poland. The mould was used in the 80s, 90s and 2000s (1985-2003). These were packed in baggies probably stapled onto cardbacks and sold as accessory sets. They are nowadays mostly paired with the figures that came from the same factory in the so called “Polish 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen” lines. All those accessories came in a huge variety of colours over the years. Here is two examples:
- greyish black