Ree Yees Rifle

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The Ree Yees Rifle was usually released with the following combinations of colour to figure:

Golden Ree Yees Rifle:

Black Ree Yees Rifle:

There are 3 main mould variations. 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, M3 & M4

M1: COLOUR COMPARISON

UNIVERSAL MANUFACTURERS

M1 was produced by UNIVERSAL MANUFACTURERS in TAIWAN. The following colours are known:

  • gold

M2: COLOUR COMPARISON

SMILE

M2 was produced by SMILE in Hong Kong. The following colours are known:

  • gold
  • greenish gold (translucent)
  • black (DROIDS)

M2a/b:

M3: COLOUR COMPARISON

LILI LEDY

M3 was produced by LILI LEDY in Mexico. The following colours are known:

  • gold marked “O” (M3a)
  • gold marked “W” (M3b)
  • gold marked “S” (M3c)
  • gold marked “Y” (M3d)

Bootlegs

Brazil

*coming soon

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 moulds, their own machines to inject the plastic. Therefore there is no specific lines or producers known.

This rifle 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) Ree Yees bootleg. Here shown is one colour of many in existence:

  • black

Poland

This rifle was produced by Spółdzielnia Rzemieślnicza “Wytwórczość Różna” for the so called DELUXEline in Poland. The mould was only used in the 80s (1986-89) and came with the resident Ree Yees figure. The rifle is known in the following colours:

  • dark brown
  • brown
  • grey
  • red

Reproductions

R1:

The R1 is one of the most common reproductions out there. It has been around for decades.  They are casted in a white or grey opaque colour and are painted golden. As you can see above they exist in different gold shades. They don’t swim when submerged in water and therefore are an easy spot. The following colours are known:

  • bronze
  • yellowish gold
  • reddish gold

R2:

The R2 is a homade recast of the original. They tend to break very easily. It is made out of opaque material and painted golden. They don’t swim when submerged in water and therefore are an easy spot.