Tomenosuke BR blaster versions- What are the differences?

I’m trying to recall all of these versions as I held them all at one point, but they all blend together at this point, lol.

I do know that the one that was promoted as “blued”, was more like a paint or coating. It didn’t look or feel like real blued steel to me. And when you say you felt the Tomenosuke were too much one color, and you were looking for the blued for contrast, I feel the blued looked almost black, and that made the thing look even more one color, as the other parts are black too.

You can see the difference here…

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The left is the matte coloring, and the right is the blued. The blued looks very much more one color.

Ah-ha!....the plot thickens...LOL

Yeah, I see what you mean. This is great info. Since the blueing actually looks black, I'm not so sure (to me) it's worth swapping my current Tomy for a model that's more expensive....only to get another mostly "black" blaster. :)

I do think that maybe since I kinda like that "grey" color of the top of the 2049, even though it's a paint or coating, maybe that's the one for me.

Is it just me, or does that grey top version look more true to the actual screen used blaster?

Also, I wish they did a better job of differentiating between the Tomy blasters...all their names are so much the same. :(
 
Ah-ha!....the plot thickens...LOL

Yeah, I see what you mean. This is great info. Since the blueing actually looks black, I'm not so sure (to me) it's worth swapping my current Tomy for a model that's more expensive....only to get another mostly "black" blaster. :)

I do think that maybe since I kinda like that "grey" color of the top of the 2049, even though it's a paint or coating, maybe that's the one for me.

Is it just me, or does that grey top version look more true to the actual screen used blaster?

Also, I wish they did a better job of differentiating between the Tomy blasters...all their names are so much the same. :(
Yeah, they are all confusing, lol. You should find one at a decent price and try bluing it yourself. I have seen people do it here and the results looked great.
 
The result though when done properly with the right blueing solution for the metal used in the receiver (so it has a slightly blue cast rather than black), can really take it to another level

--Blued Toku-San special.jpg-- BLUED SPECIAL (Sept2018edition)a.jpg-- BLUED SPECIAL (Sept2018edition)b.jpg
 
OK…I got impatient and took a chance on an eBay Tomenosuke 2049 version shipped from Japan…wish me luck :)
That's what it takes! Most prop people are upstanding folks. I have only been burned once on an expensive prop purchase, from ANOVOS, I lost $600. But I have found that high end prop replicas retain their value pretty well, so I never feel like I just blew like a thousand bucks or whatever. Matter of fact most of my stuff is worth more now that when I bought it, so consider it an investment.
 

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