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47 replies to this topic  – Started by General Armendariz , Oct 26 2008 05:31 AM

#1 General Armendariz

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 05:31 AM

:oh: This is wierd:
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If you look close you can see the buttons are different colors on the left its black on the right its gold
Even the trim is different

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There both pure LEGO just ones odly different i know that the gold is the normal one Disscus!

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#2 Scouty

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 05:38 AM

Could be that the "printers" were a bit off and caused such an abnormality. Maybe not. Who knows :pir-grin:

EDIT: WHOOPS! I misunderstood :pir-blush: . In THAT case, how strange! All of my red coast guys (9 in all) just have gold buttons. Weird! I guess some were poorer than the ones that could get gold ones :pir-grin:
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 05:43 AM

That is a little strange. Perhaps someone put the wrong code in. My guys all have gold. That is really odd. :pir-sceptic:

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 05:55 AM

View PostGenaral armendariz, on Oct 26 2008, 03:31 PM, said:

There both pure LEGO just ones odly different i know that the gold is the normal one Disscus!
Or perhaps it's as simple as the yellow buttons were once gold but have faded and that's why they no longer have a golden lustre.

Is it possible you could get better pictures?


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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:00 AM

Mr. phes if you also notice the one on the rights red "Jacket"
Has a black trim and the one on the left has a black trim on the top

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:04 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Oct 26 2008, 12:55 AM, said:

Or perhaps it's as simple as the yellow buttons were once gold but have faded and that's why they no longer have a golden lustre.

Is it possible you could get better pictures?

Hmm, that's probably the reason.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:06 AM

View PostImperialScouts, on Oct 26 2008, 03:04 PM, said:

Hmm, that's probably the reason.
It can't be. There is that trim. One is black and the other is gold.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:12 AM

It looks to me like the colours have been reversed, that is, there is black where the gold would be, and gold where the black would be. I think this happened every now and then, I'm pretty sure there are some reverse-print black falcons floating around...

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 06:21 AM

But how could that type of error occur?

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 02:40 PM

Perhaps there was a bug in the printing process, or somebody swapped the black and the gold ink?

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 04:33 PM

I have both types of them too. I thought this was common knowledge BTW.
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 07:18 PM

What do you mean? Why is it common knowledge? That there is two?

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 07:26 PM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Oct 29 2008, 08:18 PM, said:

What do you mean? Why is it common knowledge? That there is two?
Yes. I had them for ages and I knew it...
Does anyone have them too? Or know the exact reason? (probably misprinted I guess...)

I'm certain they aren't Hong Kong stuff...

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 07:42 PM

Hong Kong? You mean it could be a cheap copy from Hong Kong? Not that there is anything wrong with Hong Kong, but there is everything wrong with clones!

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 08:39 PM

This is very interesting.  Sort of how there are some Castle flags with their waves going the opposite way.  I wonder how some of these things happen?

I'll have to check some of my Imperials and see if I find any difference.

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:18 PM

Could an ambassador check? Or is that not the right sort of LEGO ambassador question?

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:50 PM

Only one soldier here with black buttons. He's a redcoat too (checked the bluecoats just in case).

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:09 PM

I'd never noticed this :o

However, it turns out that out of my 8 redcoats, two have these black buttons, which COULD hint at quite a small but significant percentage of those produced having these mysterious black buttons.

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:20 PM

View PostDuck, on Nov 2 2008, 04:09 PM, said:

However, it turns out that out of my 8 redcoats, two have these black buttons, which COULD hint at quite a small but significant percentage of those produced having these mysterious black buttons.
Well if you can show us a picture!

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:27 PM

Okay, well here goes.

Sorry about the poor picture quality - my old webcam was the only camera i had to hand!

Heres my eight redcoat chaps, what, what? (However, on reflection, one of those is the governor, who might not count in this experiment due to not having the same torso, meaning 2/7 have black buttons.)

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And here are the two with black buttons.

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Now, do i win a prize for having the highest black:gold button ratio listed so far?  :pir-wink:

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:08 PM

All my 20 imperial guard torsos have gold buttons, never seen one with black buttons before, new to me.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:30 PM

hehe. I only have one imperial guard, and he has gold buttons. I'm waiting for a few more to arrive from Bricklink, so I'll check if any of those have black buttons... Do any of the official set pictures feature guards with black buttons? Not sure if that's relevant, but maybe...

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:31 AM

Not yet Duck, I am getting 29 redcoats from bricklink.  And 10 blue coats.  
So once I get them Im sure there will be at least two.  :pir-laugh:
I'll show a picture of them when I get them

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:29 PM

I have one with black buttons too.. 1 of 6.
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 06:40 PM

Really wow this is a common mistake. :pir-classic:  
I just got 29 imperial guards and 10 soldiers and
not one of them have a black button it seems I only have 1 out of 36 redcoats and 16 blue coats!



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