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Beast
06-20-2002, 06:46 PM
From Rebelscum:

Last Word On Luke Bespin Variations
Mark: According to the toy maker, the different versions we've seen of the new Luke Skywalker Bespin Duel figure are all part of the process. "As with many figures, the Luke Bespin [figure] went through many iterations before being finalized." At varying stages, the Luke figure has come with a "bloody" stump and magnet attached to its arm, an unpainted stump with magnet attached to its hand, and finally unpainted with plastic peg on the hand.

All three have been found at retail at various times, the current version being found comes with the magnet attached to the hand. Soon, as the next Collection 1 wave (featuring Chewbacca, Han Endor, and Obi-Wan pilot) begins showing up, the Luke Bespin figures should come with the plastic peg variation. According to Hasbro, "The plastic peg, to keep the wrist on [with no paint] but allow it to be removable, is the final version."

While changes like this in the way a figure is produced often causes a mild uproar with collectors, it's interesting to point out that these variations do in fact create some of the more collectible toys of the Star Wars line. For those fortunate enough to find them at retail, or willing to pay for them on eBay, they can be quite the collector's piece.

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

LTBasker
06-20-2002, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by JarJarBinks
For those fortunate enough to find them at retail, or willing to pay for them on eBay, they can be quite the collector's piece.

Nice of them not to promote the "rare variations" controversey. :rolleyes:

They should've just stuck with the bloody version. I don't see why they made no blood versions, the blood adds to it, IMO.

Forhekset
06-20-2002, 07:35 PM
"Finalized", eh? How about "finalizing" the product before releasing it to consumers? :rolleyes: There's a novel idea. At any rate, I think the bloody version looks way cooler. :D

Lord Tenebrous
06-20-2002, 07:39 PM
No comment on the 4th blackened "variation"?

Or the bad quality control that accounts for my dirty wrist?

Darth Annexis
06-20-2002, 08:23 PM
But in twenty years who will remember that there was 3 variations of Luke? At my Walmart the Magnet peg and the plastic peg showed up at the same time...that was recently

I bought my Luke at TRU the saturday before E2 opened, i got lucky because that TRU has not had them since. He had the magnetic peg...I have never seen the bloody stump....pretty gross I think...since Luke lost his hand...I don't see how that variation would be worth it...wouldn't the wound have been cauterized with the lightsaber anyway....

Mace Windex
06-21-2002, 12:15 AM
Everyone,

Look closely at your magnet Lukes! There is YET ANOTHER VARIATION!! I saw this auction on e-bay and thought it to be a fluke but after investigating it I found out that this is a true variation. Some Lukes come with a bruised severed hand! Check all of yours! I looked through three cases of magnet hand Lukes and only found three with the bruised hand.

Old Fossil
06-21-2002, 12:56 AM
The Lord of Variations, this figure will be.

Beast
06-21-2002, 01:01 AM
Mace Windex, as I posted in the other thread you posted the info about that so called variation, it is not a variation. It only appears on the metal peg in hand version. It's because the plastic is thin in that spot, and on some figures, you can see the silver magnet beneath.

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

bigbarada
06-21-2002, 01:08 AM
Actually this Luke is probably one of the few true variations from the modern line from 1995 up until now. Most others have been paint variations (all the Boba Fetts and Mauls), accessory variations (ls/ss, brown/blue backpack Anakin); but this is the first true figure variation (as in production change on the figure itself) in the entire 7 year history of the line, I believe. So people will definitely remember this one. (I don't count packaging variations as figure variations)

However, it doesn't make any difference to me, whichever one I find on the pegs I will be happy with.:)

LTBasker
06-21-2002, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by bigbarada
Actually this Luke is probably one of the few true variations from the modern line from 1995 up until now. Most others have been paint variations (all the Boba Fetts and Mauls), accessory variations (ls/ss, brown/blue backpack Anakin); but this is the first true figure variation (as in production change on the figure itself) in the entire 7 year history of the line, I believe. So people will definitely remember this one. (I don't count packaging variations as figure variations)

However, it doesn't make any difference to me, whichever one I find on the pegs I will be happy with.:)

I'm sure there are some people out there who still believe there are Theed Amidala variations floating around with flesh paint from the waist down.

QLD
06-21-2002, 01:34 AM
I actually prefer the peg hand. There is no blood in the movie, so there is no point in having it. Plus, you can hardly see it. And the magnet sucks. I traded my bloody luke away and got one with the peg. Much better.

mrmiller
06-21-2002, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by Mace Windex
Everyone,

Look closely at your magnet Lukes! There is YET ANOTHER VARIATION!! I saw this auction on e-bay and thought it to be a fluke but after investigating it I found out that this is a true variation. Some Lukes come with a bruised severed hand! Check all of yours! I looked through three cases of magnet hand Lukes and only found three with the bruised hand.

:rolleyes:

Please tell me you are not the one who posted on Ebay as linked in this thread: http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10464

The guy there really worked at his sales pitch.

Funny how the figures go through a "process" after they are released. I'm sure glad pharmaceutical and car companys don't do this. I guess they do have recalls, but thats just what we need- Hasbo doing figure recalls and driving the secondary maket up like crazy.

=MATT=

hango fett
06-21-2002, 08:49 AM
well, i can kiss my chances of getting a bloody luke for under 15 dollars.

Senator Binks
06-22-2002, 12:14 PM
Whatever you think of whether it really means anything, I am somewhat bemused to confirm that there is in fact a "bruised hand" Luke; I saw and picked one up this morning just from the sheer curiosity of it. (You can't beat $4.77 figures).

LTBasker
06-22-2002, 01:05 PM
It's called a paint error. I've got a bloody finger Clone Trooper! Because some of the red paint got on his finger tips. ;)