Australian Star Wars Stormtrooper Tour Blaster

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by JoeR, May 9, 2006.

  1. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    Got this from a friend over here in the UK who got it from a FOX Australia crew member that made the Stormtrooper Tour Suits for the Special Edition re-releases back in 1995 over in Oz.

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    Cost me my TE suit but hey.

    Joe
     
  2. troopermaster

    troopermaster Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Joe,I like it.

    Is it a resin version or an MGC?

    I can't really tell but it's a nice looking blaster.It's very similar to my resin ROTJ E-11,but the fins are different and the front sight differs slightly too.

    Nice score :thumbsup

    -Paul.
     
  3. JoeR

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    Hey Paul

    It is made from resin. I don't know much about its history. It is lighter than all the other resin blasters I have handled.

    Joe
     
  4. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've got one too, or at least a recast of one. They seem to be modified resin castings of an MGC based original from ROTJ.

    If you look under the trigger guard you'll find the copyright text... C LFL 94 or something. Hard to read.
     
  5. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kurtyboy @ May 9 2006, 10:29 PM) [snapback]1241516[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks Marcus

    It is just in front of the trigger on the underside. Now I just need an original Stormtrooper helmet to go with it. :lol

    Joe
     
  6. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    That's pretty sweet :thumbsup
     
  7. DARKSIDE72

    DARKSIDE72 Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(The Dark Side @ May 9 2006, 02:25 PM) [snapback]1241431[/snapback]</div>

    You gave up a TE suit for that? :confused
     
  8. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If it is what it is claimed to be then it was screen used in ROTJ SE.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(DARKSIDE72 @ May 9 2006, 10:42 PM) [snapback]1241562[/snapback]</div>

    You gave up a TE suit for that? :confused
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  9. yakcam

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    I have one of those too, I got it from a guy in Sydney. I also have a recast one, it's quite easy to tell the difference, the "real" one has a D ring on the back and has pretty pathetic weathering effects painted on. Also the "real" one is a slightly sharper casting.

    Cheers,

    Kraig

    Edit: Me no speak so goodly.
     
  10. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(yakcam @ May 10 2006, 12:35 AM) [snapback]1241597[/snapback]</div>
    Interesting, the weathering is pathetic, I have seen much better weathering on fan made blasters on here.

    Marcus - I'm intrigued about it being screen used, can you tell me more?

    Thanks for the input guys.

    Joe
     
  11. HDPE

    HDPE Well-Known Member

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    I've seen or talked to at least three different maker from Aussie who were selling these.

    One said he was a Fox crew member and he also had screen used stuff from episode one, the blaster he wanted to sell to me was a direct casting from a screen used SE blaster. That was two years ago.

    Then I saw two other guys selling them on ebay, one is still doing it these days. I think those are 3d gen recast.
     
  12. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sorry, its ANH SE these appear in and not ROTJ SE. :confused

    I got a little mixed since they are ROTJ style blasters. They are seen in some of the newly inserted stormtrooper/sandtrooper shots.

    You can see the sqared fins on the barrel in this screen grab (the original ROTJ blasters had 'U' shaped fins):
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    You can also see the d-rings on the back of the guns in this scene.
     
  13. Bountyhunter Niko

    Bountyhunter Niko Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(The Dark Side @ May 10 2006, 06:25 AM) [snapback]1241431[/snapback]</div>
    MATE . I would have given you one of these Blasters AND cash for your TE . *.
     
  14. JoeR

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Bountyhunter Niko @ May 10 2006, 02:02 PM) [snapback]1241898[/snapback]</div>
    MATE . I would have given you one of these Blasters AND cash for your TE . *.
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    I did get change in $$$ for the deal. If you want a TE go to www.sandtrooper.net, there is one for sale there.

    Thanks for the imput Marcus and HDPE. This one has what seems to be a metal D ring on the back..

    Cheers

    Joe
     
  15. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Mine must be a recast then since it doesn't have a d-ring at the back.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(The Dark Side @ May 10 2006, 01:07 PM) [snapback]1241901[/snapback]</div>
    MATE . I would have given you one of these Blasters AND cash for your TE . *.
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    I did get change in $$$ for the deal. If you want a TE go to www.sandtrooper.net, there is one for sale there.

    Thanks for the imput Marcus and HDPE. This one has what seems to be a metal D ring on the back..

    Cheers

    Joe
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  16. classicbullwhips

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    As many here i am a little confused of what mades this stormtrooper blaster so special.
     

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