Bespin Blaster


The Bespin Blaster was usually released with the following combinations of color to figure:

Blue Bespin Blaster:
– AT-AT Commander
– Bespin Security Guard (White)
– Bespin Security Guard (Black)
– Han Solo (Bespin)
– Lando Calrissian
– Lobot
– Luke Bespin (Lili Ledy)
– Rebel Soldier (Hoth)

Grey Bespin Blaster:
– Squidhead (Kenner and Lili Ledy)
– Lando Bespin (Lili Ledy)
– Kea Moll (from Droids/Kenner)

Solid black Bespin Blaster:
– Han Solo Trench Coat (Lili Ledy)

There is 4-5 main mold variations plus subvariants. More subvariants may exist. As a result of the fact that these were shot on a sprue tree in numbers of 4-10 each shot the subvariants may vary heavily depending on the steelmold used (see overview for detailed information).

MOLD COMPARISON: M1, M2_1, M2_2, M3, M4

 
 

M1: COLOR COMPARISON

M1 was produced by SMILE in Hong Kong. The molds were also used by LILI LEDY in Mexico and PBP in Spain. The following colors are known:
– metallic arctic blue (PBP)
– dark blue
– blue
– blue-green
– translucent blue-green
– very translucent blue-green
– yellowish grey
– blueish grey (Lili Ledy)

 

M2: COLOR COMPARISON

M2_1 was produced by Kader in Hong Kong. The following colors are known:
– black-blue
– blue
– blue-green

 

M2b: COLOR COMPARISON

M2_2 was produced by Kader in Hong Kong as well. It is an altered mold, modified from M2_1. The grip was made wider to fit Squidhead. The molds were also used by LILI LEDY in Mexico for several figures. The following colors are known:
– blue (Lili Ledy)
– blue-green with pimples (Lili Ledy)
– dull black with pimples (Lili Ledy)
– shiny blackwith pimples (Lili Ledy)
– yellowish grey
– blueish grey (Lili Ledy)
– blueish grey with pimples (Lili Ledy)

 

M3: COLOR COMPARISON

M3 was produced by an unknown factory. It seems it only appeared in the weapon packs from Kenner. The following colors are known:
– blue

 
M4a/b: COLOR COMPARISON

M4a/b was produced by UNITOYS in Hong Kong. They come from the same sprue tree and visible difference is the different position of the gate scar. The following colors are known:
– blue
– translucent blue-green
– very translucent blue-green

All colors from M4a should also be present on the M4b and M4c as well as the other way around (–> unproven theorie).

 
M4c: COLOR COMPARISON

M4c was produced by UNITOYS in Hong Kong. They come from the same sprue tree then M4a and M4b. The following colors are known::
– blue
– translucent blue-green
– very translucent blue-green

All colors from M4a should also be present on the M4b and M4c as well as the other way around (–> unproven theorie).

 

BOOTLEGS

Hungarian bootleg. Mold used only in the 80s. Came with Hungarian Luke Farmboy, Biker Scout and sometimes with Han Solo.
– black

Polish bootleg. Mold used in the 80s and 90s. Was added to 1st/2nd/3rd Gen Polish bootlegs (weapons sold separately).

Polish bootleg. Mold used in the 80s and 90s. Was added to 1st/2nd/3rd Gen Polish bootlegs (weapons sold separately).

Brazil bootleg (Model Trem). Courtesy of Martijn Emmelot.

 

REPROS
To be added!

 
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