Glasslite Chewbacca

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Figure

Co-piloto De Solo

DIFFERENCES: Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Glasslite Chewbacca has:

  • Moulded in a lighter brown plastic
  • Moulded in harder plastic
  • Pale blue eyes
  • Unpainted Bag
  • The top two rectangles on the bandolier (above the shoulder) are painted
  • Different spray mask for the teeth*
  • Packaged with either a v1b (Shiny/Oily) or v1c (Silvery) Zuckuss Rifle

(*)Top row appear to be painted between the canines, bottom row canines only

A Kenner figure with an identical COO is used for the comparison.

Glasslite on the left
Glasslite on the left
Glasslite on the left
Glasslite on the left
Glasslite on the left
Glasslite on the left
Glasslite on the left
Glasslite on the left
Glasslite on the left
Glasslite on the left

The Glasslite Chewbacca can come with either small or large pupils, note the highlighted area’s

COO

The Glasslite Chewbacca belongs to COO family #VI, this family contains one COO marking variation.

The origin of this COO continues to baffle collectors as to why it exists. The first 20 Star Wars figures are copyrighted G.M.F.G.I, Boba Fett is copyrighted C.P.G. and then all figures from that point are copyrighted L.F.L.

Chewbacca of course was released within the first 20 and is commonly available with the G.M.F.G.I. copyright, so it would appear that Kenner produced a new mold at a later stage for whatever reason and stamped it with the L.F.L; original through to be a French Tri(Mec) exclusive examples have since been found throughout Europe and the USA.

Rifle

The Glasslite Chewbacca came a v1 Zuckuss Rifle compared to a Chewbacca Bowcaster. Note two variants of the Glasslite v1 Zuckuss Rifle have now been documented with examples shown and described below. As Glasslite produced the POTF and Droids lines at the same time it should be considered that the Chewbacca & Jord Dusat Rifles came from the same factory stock and should be considered identical.

DIFFERENCES: Compared to the Kenner Rifle, the Glasslite Rifles are:

  • Shiny/Oily finish (v1b) or Silvery finish (v1c)
  • Larger flashing marks on the top of the rifle (v1b only)
  • Longer in length (v1b only)
  • Sinks during float test (v1b only)
Glasslite Top / Kenner Bottom
Glasslite Top / Kenner Bottom

EXTRA: Comparision photos showing the Glasslite v1b-v1c Zuckuss Rifle compared to Kenner v1a Zuckuss Rifle. The Glasslife version appears to have no obvious mould differences therefore a simple four point checklist can be addopted to identify a genuine v1b or v1c Glasslite Rifle.

Comparison
Comparison
Comparison
Comparison
Comparison
Length Test
Length Test
Length Test

WATER TEST

  • All Rifles float when placed in water
  • Glasslite V1b Rifle sinks when tapped
Water Test
Water Test
Water Test
Water Test
Water Test

Cardback

Glasslite used the same generic card artwork for all their figures, this method was echoed with their Droids product line.