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#1 echobasehoth

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:43 PM

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just spotted a guy selling a Boba Fett helmet, the helmet has no prints at all, so its all green. has anyone seen any of that kind before??

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:46 PM

Could you give us a link please? I would like to see this  :classic:

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:47 PM

I've seen this before. I think it's just a misprint (unprint maybe?)

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:52 PM

Surely he's just scratched off the markings....?

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 09:58 PM

View Post-Tilius-, on May 26 2010, 11:52 PM, said:

Surely he's just scratched off the markings....?

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my thoughts as well, but looks nice with no scratch marks, could it be possible to use somekind og thinner to remover the prints??

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 10:14 PM

View Postechobasehoth, on May 26 2010, 04:58 PM, said:

my thoughts as well, but looks nice with no scratch marks, could it be possible to use somekind og thinner to remover the prints??

Yes, much easier than getting an "unprint"
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 01:10 AM

Have never seen a green only helmet-jetpack combo but I have seen a pearl? grey Jango Fett helmet on Bricklink.  I wonder if both were made that way purposefully?  P.S.  how cool would it be if there were unmarked Boba helmets that popped up along with the release of the new summer sets!?!  (Slave 1 of course!)

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 01:46 AM

An unknown number of both the Boba and Jango combo helmets exist in unprinted form. I have a couple.

The same is true for unprinted rebel pilot, stormtrooper, clonetrooper and shadowtrooper helmets.

There are many parts out there that one doesn't find listed in an official parts list. :wink:

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:27 AM

It's very easy to remove printing from lego - Brasso and a bit of elbow grease :)

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:13 AM

There are also a lot of custom molded Boba / Jango Fett helmets out there including the colors green, pearl grey and white, but also other colors.
And Brasso is always an easy option to make plain 'unprinted' helmets. Don't be fooled into paying too much for any of these, when they are in fact probably worth less than the printed version.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:52 AM

I can not see what people think when removing the original paint from these helmets. Boba Fett sells for £10 here in the Uk on ebay, the only thing i can think of is if it was in a loose lot of lego so its a spare and they are trying to make it worth something  :sceptic:

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 01:22 PM

Thanks Shadows I had been wondering about that for awhile now.  By any chance do you know how/why this is done and how they get released into the world?  Or is it a "if you tell me you have to kill" sort of thing! :tongue:

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 01:43 PM

View PostSmack, on May 27 2010, 08:22 AM, said:

Thanks Shadows I had been wondering about that for awhile now.  By any chance do you know how/why this is done and how they get released into the world?  Or is it a "if you tell me you have to kill" sort of thing! :tongue:
It's a combination of things. The older ones come into the world the same way that any unprinted or uncoated (imagine the Indy Idol without gold) piece does, they were sitting in a bin at TLG and someone said, "we don't need those, but we need more room, so sell them to someone" and off they go to a Pick a Brick somewhere (usually Germany). Lots of amazing stuff ends up in places like that, so if you're on holiday, stop in and check!

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:45 PM

heres a picture the seller also has an unprinted clone trooper helmet. are these helmets worth anything at all?? i cant descide to place a bid or not.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:50 PM

Look here, and you'll read it was also in Pick a Brick  :oh:
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 03:05 PM

There's a few on bricklink for  around $10
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 06:08 PM

Bah!
Just brasso it yourself :grin:
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