Palace Blaster


The Palace Blaster was released with following figures:

– Luke Jedi Knight [greyish blasters]
– Lando Calrissian (General) [solid black blaster]
– Luke Skywalker (Battle Poncho) [solid black blaster]
– Lili Ledy also released B-Wing Pilot with a “Palace Blaster” [greenish grey blaster]
– Lili Ledy also released AT-ST Driver with a “Palace Blaster” [blue-black blaster with a violet hue)

There is 3 main mold variations plus the Toptoys one. Subvariants do exist and may not all be documented. 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, M3

 
 

M1: COLOR COMPARISON

M1 was produced by SMILE (HN) in Hong Kong and can come in three main colors:
– light grey-brown (Luke Jedi HK COO/No COO)
– dark grey-brown (Luke Jedi HK COO/No COO)
– solid black (Lando General, Luke Poncho)

 

M2: COLOR COMPARISON

M2 was produced by an unknown factory in Taiwan (TJ) and can come in two main colors:
– light grey (Luke Jedi TW COO)
– dark grey (Luke Jedi TW COO)

 

M3: COLOR COMPARISON

M3 was produced by UNITOY (HT) in Hong Kong and LILI LEDY in Mexico and can come in four main colors:
– brown (Luke Jedi MIHK COO)
– light greenish grey (Lili Ledy: Luke Jedi MIHK COO/B-Wing Pilot No COO)
– dark greenish grey (Lili Ledy: Luke Jedi MIHK COO/B-Wing Pilot No COO)
– blue-black with a violet hue ( Lili Ledy: AT-ST Driver No COO)

 

M4:TOPTOYS

M4 was produced by TOPTOYS in Argentina:
– brown (Luke Jedi no copyright, no country of origin)

 

BOOTLEGS

Mexican bootleg. Came on a sprue together with Biker Pistol, Rebel Blaster, hand-held lightsaber and Vibro Axe (picture will follow). Mold used in the 80s and 90s.
– white: color produced in 80s and 90s
– pink: only 90s
– green: only 90s

Mexican bootleg. Often sold as vintage, but clearly made from the POTF2 BlasTech DL-18 Skiff Guard Blaster which was release 1996: POTF2 Han Carbonite

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

 

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