Okay, I wanna start out by saying that I don't know of this being previously reported, and if it has been, then I apologize for bringing it up again. However, if this is the first time anyone has caught sight of this, I want to tell the variation hunters to take a deep breath until we can get this sorted out .
Well, today, as I've stated on other threads, I found a Palpatine. I wanted to display him, so I set up my one open royal guard and got another carded one ready to open. I popped that sucker out and set them up side by side behind Palpatine. Something didn't look right though. The new one was different.
My first one has a wider shoulder structure and a longer helmet than my new one. Also, their left hands seems slightly different, and the biggest difference that caught me was right under their helmets, on their chests. The first one I had has two folds in the cloak, but you can see more towards the top. The second one has two folds too, but it's cut off towards the top.
I have included a picture to give you an idea, but I don't know that it's that easy to pick these out. They're very subtle, but they're there.
Basically, the second one I opened is smaller as far as width, but he does appear to be taller.
So, has this been mentioned before? Do we have yet another variation?