View Full Version : There are variants, and then there are Hasbro screw-ups...

Count Dooku
06-22-2002, 06:59 PM
I'm getting sick of all these so called "errors". Let's get something straight, a Jango without the fireball is not a variant, but a screw up at the Hasbro factory. In my opinion it is worth less than a complete figure. Same with figures with different stickers on the package, same figure, sorry, no variant. A true variant for example would be R2-D2's two different leg figures. Two completeley different set of legs on the same figure=variant. A speck of black paint on Padme's face is not "Mole Figure Padme!" it is a Hasbro screwup, NO VARIANT. There aren't a lot of variants in this line, just seems to be a lot of Hasbro mistakes in the lines at the factory, which is pretty pathetic. But lets get it straight, factory screwups, missing weapons, no lightsaber are production errors. Actually putting 2 different sets of legs on R2, now that's cool, that is a variant. Anybody else have an opinion?

06-22-2002, 07:06 PM
Hasbro's losing their touch; it seems to me that they're getting lazy.

06-22-2002, 07:14 PM
yeah, I sold my car to this guy, he was complaining about how it was missing the driver side door when I told him it was a rare variation and was worth more. I sold it to him for 10X the going rate! SUCKER!!:crazed:

06-22-2002, 07:15 PM
luke bloody hand = varient sacul whire R and black R = varient
kit fisto brown head = screw up

06-22-2002, 09:28 PM
white my bad

06-22-2002, 09:35 PM
Count, I couldn't agree more. I can't believe that 'SSG' uses this cr*p as their front page news. Figures missing parts are not variations they are screw ups, that in my opinion, have NO REAL VALUE what so ever.

Not to mention the FACT that there is a very devious technique that can be used to remove bubbles with out damaging the card.
Those same bubbles can then be cleaned and re-attatched with out any one being the wiser. It is my knowledge of this practice, that makes me warry of all so called 'variations.'

Back in 97, there was a scumbag dealer in L.A. who was making his own grey vest luke jedis. Food for thought.

06-22-2002, 09:56 PM
People are nuts. What are you gonna do? I just laugh.

Darth Sidious
06-22-2002, 10:44 PM
Yes, those screwups p*ss me off....Like my Dooku. He was missing the green saber! Variant? Eh...no. It sickens me.

06-25-2002, 02:06 AM
SSG shows the difference between "Variants" and "Errors", part of the reason we post these is to let folks know that difference between Hasbro Quality Control errors and true changes like Bespin Luke's stumps. This thing with the Jango w/out fireball is titled "HASBRO SAGA TOYS: Another Jango Fett Major Error Found!" and the author of that news post says "Franz sent in this scan of a missing fireball. What's up with these clones?", I fail to see where this is played out as a variation.

Hasbro removing the mole paint on Padme's face is a variant, it's a paint application that was removed, I had to search through Padme figures to find one that didn't have this big ugly blortch.

Hasbro changing stickers seems like an honest packaging variation to me - the packaging came one way, then another; the change was on purpose.

Look at it this way, if SSG didn't post all these errors, folks wouldn't know that Hasbro's quality control had plummeted so badly.

06-25-2002, 02:10 AM
Originally posted by JediTricks
Hasbro removing the mole paint on Padme's face is a variant, it's a paint application that was removed, I had to search through Padme figures to find one that didn't have this big ugly blortch.

My background Padme has the "mole" on her - it looks more like a boil.

06-25-2002, 02:11 AM
Will someone please tell me how you remove the bubbles and reattach them without damaging them???

06-25-2002, 02:12 AM
I dunno if it's ever been confirmed, but I heard steaming the glue loose was a way you can do it. Another way is actually taking off the bubble carefully, then repapering the card and regluing the bubble, which is how customizers basically do it.