Australian Star Wars Stormtrooper Tour Blaster

JoeR

Sr Member
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.




Cost me my TE suit but hey.

Joe
 

troopermaster

Well-Known Member
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.
 

JoeR

Sr Member
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
 

kurtyboy

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
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.
 

JoeR

Sr 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.
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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
 

DARKSIDE72

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




Cost me my TE suit but hey.

Joe
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You gave up a TE suit for that? :confused
 

kurtyboy

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
If it is what it is claimed to be then it was screen used in ROTJ SE.

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




Cost me my TE suit but hey.

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

Sr Member
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.
 

JoeR

Sr Member
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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.
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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
 

HDPE

Well-Known Member
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.
 

kurtyboy

Master 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):


You can also see the d-rings on the back of the guns in this scene.
 

Bountyhunter Niko

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Cost me my TE suit but hey.

Joe
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MATE . I would have given you one of these Blasters AND cash for your TE . Damn.
 

JoeR

Sr Member
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Cost me my TE suit but hey.

Joe
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MATE . I would have given you one of these Blasters AND cash for your TE . Damn.
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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
 

kurtyboy

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

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Cost me my TE suit but hey.

Joe
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MATE . I would have given you one of these Blasters AND cash for your TE . Damn.
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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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