Pilot Blaster

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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.

MOULD COMPARISON: M1, M2.1, M2.2, M3, M4, M5 & M6

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
  • black

M1a:

M1b:

M1c:

M2.1: COLOUR COMPARISON

UNITOY

M2.1 was produced by a company (research in progress) in Hong Kong. The mould is an altered mould with thicker grip made from M2.2. The following colours are known:

  • metallic grey
  • dark grey
  • yellowish dark grey

M2.1a / M2.1a / M2.1b:

M2.2: COLOUR COMPARISON

UNITOY

M2.2 was produced by a company (research in progress) in Hong Kong. The following colours are known:

  • yellowish dark grey
  • dark grey

M2.1a / M2.1b:

M3: COLOUR COMPARISON

KADER CHINA

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)

M4: COLOUR COMPARISON

SMILE

M4 was produced by a company (research in progress) in Hong Kong. The following colours are known:

  • blueish grey
  • grey

M5: COLOUR COMPARISON

SMILE / LILI LEDY

M5 was produced by a company (research in progress) in Hong Kong. The moulds were later also used by LILI LEDY in Mexico for the release of the Cloud Car pilot. The following colours are known:

  • blueish grey
  • grey
  • very dark grey (LILI LEDY)
  • black

M6:

LILI LEDY

M6 was produced by LILI LEDY in Mexico. It was released with Jawa, Nien Nunb and TIE Fighter Pilot:

  • black (cavity letter “L”)
  • black (no cavity letter)

Bootlegs

Mexico

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:

  • black

POLAND

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
  • black

Reproductions

Coming soon