Solo blaster: Greedo Killer or not?

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  1. southcenter

    southcenter Active Member

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    Ok, so I'm still new to props (not that the "new user" tag on the left isn't a giveaway) and I just recently found out that the blaster in the Greedo scene (the Greedo killer) is different from the one used throughout the rest of the movie.

    My questions are thus:

    Is there a good place to check out the differences between the two before trying to track down either for purchase?

    Which one is the MR LE?

    Thanks guys,

    Patrick
     
  2. damon5973

    damon5973 Well-Known Member

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  3. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    The MR LE is the "Hero". That is going to easier to find to parts for because that's the version most people think of when imagining Han Solo's blaster. The Greedo Killer is more "obscure". Most people probably don't even realize that a different prop was used in that scene.
     
  4. Prop Runner

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    :p Vince of Corellian Exports, you seek. :D

    http://www.rpf.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=104432

    Screen cap from the "draw" scene:

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    From the Chronicles:

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    and from a post-production publicity still:

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    Here's my GK buildup, purchased from another member here:

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    Notice that in the movie screen grab, the front ring is behind the scope's windage & elevation knobs, while in the Chronicles and publicity shot, the front ring is in front of the knobs, and the rings are different than the screen-used ones:

    Screen-used:

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    Post production:

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    Guess they had to let the continuity guy go before they took those pics.

    This blaster is DEFINITELY one I'd love to see MR offer. :D

    - Gabe
     
  5. batninja

    batninja Well-Known Member

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    Those are great pics, Gabe. Now I might have to switch conversions. I always did like the long scope-look of the ANH.
     
  6. southcenter

    southcenter Active Member

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    Well this info certianly spells it all out for me. Thanks.

    After looking at the comparisons, I think I like the Hero build better. This is a bit strange, because I guess my mind has always just thought of Han Solo's blaster as the GK. You really get a good look at it when he's taking it out. The Hero has a lot of the same stuff, but just looks a little bit cooler. Ah well, I'm not buying it today so I can always change my mind again right? :)

    Which one does everybody else favor?

    Patrick
     
  7. wuher da brewer

    wuher da brewer Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  8. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  9. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    This is also my favorite. I call it the idealized Solo blaster.

    BTW, There is a misconception in reguards to Han Solo's blaster.

    The 'Greedo Killer' blaster is the true "hero" prop, and the 'Hero' is really the stunt. The only time you see the "hero" is during action, from a distance, and in post-production photos. The "greedo Killer" is the one you see in the movie during the traditional 'hero' shots(i.e. up close).

    What does that mean? The majority of the RPF pride themself in owning a replica of Han Solo's stunt blaster. :p
     
  10. lonepigeon

    lonepigeon Sr Member

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    I don't consider the "GK" a Hero prop at all.
    It's only used in one single shot in the entire movie and who knows if that's even Harrison Ford's hand. I don't like the name "Greedo Killer" either because the Hero prop actually fires the shot.

    It was a prop thrown together for a little insert shot and used in some publicity stills that's it.
     
  11. southcenter

    southcenter Active Member

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    So then the GK was just used in that close-up shot of Han taking it out of it's holster? Hmmm...even more interesting details that I never knew about. Who knew you could learn so much about a movie through its props? :)

    Patrick
     
  12. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    Exactly how I built mine.....even though in recent years the Hero has realllly started to grow on me. :)

    Steve
     
  13. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    Buuuut .....it's the only one we actually see up close.....and is implied the one that hence "kills Greedo" ;)

    Steve
     
  14. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    Exactly. And exactly how much screen time did the Luke ROTJ "Hero" saber have? :)
     
  15. Corellianexports

    Corellianexports Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  16. Prop Runner

    Prop Runner Sr Member

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    How about we just call it the "Cantina blaster," or even better: the "Yank Blaster" :D

    - Gabe
     
  17. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    Or instead of "GK", we rename it the "HSF". ;)
     
  18. Prop Runner

    Prop Runner Sr Member

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    :lol Like a "PK-D" only not as nice-sounding.
     
  19. tain669

    tain669 Sr Member

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    I like the GK over the other one any day.It has more going for it as to building it as the parts easy to find. :cheers
     
  20. DL 44 Blaster

    DL 44 Blaster Sr Member

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    Lemme' know when you get an extra Super Compac :love I always carry cash :D

    Steve
     

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