Top Toys Chief Chirpa

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Figure

Compared to his Kenner counterpart, the Top Toys Chief Chirpa is:

  • Moulded in a harder, more brittle plastic
  • Shorter in height
  • Slimmer in width
  • Has excessive flashing, typically on hands and legs
  • Lacking a lot of ‘sculpt’ detail, the ewoks fur is the easiest and most obvious example
  • Has EPM marks on all limbs
  • Has no peg holes in the underside of the feet
  • Has a glossy black belt/eyes
  • Has an semi-transparent white medallion
  • Was packaged with a darker brown v5 staff & unique hood
  • Has no COO markings
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Poor QC also resulted in minor differences between batches.

  • Poor spray mask applications, note the so called “Bambi” eyes variant shown above. On this same figure we can see over-spray around the eyes and belt as the spray mask wasn’t pressing down correctly during this process.
  • Poor mouldings, the example above shows a large gap between the torso halves.

COO

Work in progress…

Staff

The Top Toys Chief Chirpa came with a dark brown v5 staff and is compared to the Kenner accessory.

DIFFERENCES: Compared to the Kenner staff, the Top Toys staff is:

  • Darker in colour
  • Shorter in length
  • Lacks most of the ‘sculpt’ detail
  • Has a three large EPM on the side
  • Floats during the water test
Tops Toys staff on top / Kenner bottom
Tops Toys staff on top / Kenner bottom

WATER TEST:

  • Both staffs float when placed or dropped in water
Tops Toys staff on top / Kenner bottom

HOOD

The Top Toys Chief Chirpa came with a dark brown hood and is compared to the Kenner accessory.

DIFFERENCES:
Compared to the Kenner hood, the Top Toys hood is:

  • Darker in colour
  • Smaller in size, note the hood often covers the lower section of the month (see photo above)
  • Rough edges with lots of flashing
  • Lacks most of the ‘sculpt’ detail
  • Has a large EPM inside the hood*

* Depending on the figure used some Kenner hoods also feature an EPM

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Cardback

Top Toys 17A – MISSING*

Photos source ebay/unknown

Further Reading

Chief Chirpa Staff Guide
Chief Chirpa Headpiece Guide

Chief Chirpa Figure Guide
Lili Ledy Chief Chirpa Figure Guide

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