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#1 Frolando22

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:17 AM

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Greetings, Eurobricks! Today I compared two ARF Trooper helmets and the visers were different. Has anyone else seen this? I believe the correct one is on the right.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:31 AM

You got it bad, but this a very common happening. Whenever TLG uses excessive printing, as they have recently, this happens to some degree  :sweet:
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:52 AM

It's not really that bad of a misprint, as it's still well-printed and actually gives a nice variation among the ARF Trooper Helmets. I'd even say you got a rare ARF helmet if you are the only one who has that. So grab on to it, don't let it go since it's kinda special. :wink:

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:53 AM

I dunno, it looks like two completely different prints!  I don't know the answer, but it will be interesting to see.  If you are unhappy with it, you can always email TLC and they will send you a replacement.  :sweet:
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:07 AM

The print does look completely different. :thumbup:
keep it! And if you sell it, then it could also make a lot. I recommend to keep it though.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:31 AM

I also got the one the left. I was wondering why my ARF trooper didn't look as cool as the pictures posted here... Posted Image

I wonder how much it would be worth.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:42 AM

View PostJimButcher, on 24 March 2011 - 03:31 AM, said:

I also got the one the left. I was wondering why my ARF trooper didn't look as cool as the pictures posted here... Posted Image

I wonder how much it would be worth.
I think less than a well printed one. I'm guessing that some prints were made and were mis-shaped. It's not like a red Vader Helmet or anything.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 04:25 AM

Yes, all of mine look close to the one on the left. It stinks because the ARF trooper is so cool looking but I am really striking out with these battle packs. Makes me consider loading up on Arealight and calling it good if my luck doesn't change.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:44 AM

It seems that the left one has a bad print in those squares too , so I guess you could ask TLG for a good one if you like . I would keep it though

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:34 AM

I really like both of them, even though the left is a misprint, its still very cool. Clones colour there own armour, maybe this particular trooper wanted a completely different helmet style. He must have Personality. :grin:
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:39 AM

View PostJimButcher, on 24 March 2011 - 03:31 AM, said:

I also got the one the left.

View PostCpt. Dan, on 24 March 2011 - 04:25 AM, said:

Yes, all of mine look close to the one on the left.
Looks like others have also gotten it, so it isn't a one-piece isolated case after all, but probably a whole batch of misprinted helmets. But it's still not really badly printed like other QC-failed prints.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 11:33 AM

Yep, I got both, the one on the left is the misprint, I complained to LEGO and got the proper one.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:39 PM

Just so you guys know, TLG has the best replacement policy out there. They'll apologize, and mail you as many replacement parts as you require. Tell them that your ARF trooper helmet looks like it has swimming goggles on, an they'll probably say it's common problem.  :sweet:
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:37 PM

I'm not unhappy with it at all. Its not that bad, but I do like the one on the right better. Kinda sounds like the one on the right is the rarer of the two  :laugh: . Oh well, at least the helmet's the right shape. :hmpf:
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:24 AM

View PostFrolando22, on 24 March 2011 - 02:17 AM, said:

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Wow this is really odd :sceptic:
Two completely different prints make no sense to me.
Thanks for spotting it and sharing it with us.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:37 PM

I bought 6 battle packs and got 5 ARF variations on the left.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:06 PM

View Post382nd Legionnaire, on 26 March 2011 - 03:37 PM, said:

I bought 6 battle packs and got 5 ARF variations on the left.
Wow! That's worse than I thought! I wonder if this is intentional for some reason.

KimT, Thanks for blogging it!
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:48 PM

I've got one of both as well.  Though my misprinted on only has one "horn" bit.  I guess mine is special. :wub:

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:09 PM

I just re-checked my one single ARF trooper and the top of the visor seems a little less curved and the top corners look less pointy than the supposedly correct printing.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:53 AM

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Though my misprinted one only has one "horn" bit.

Interesting...it looks TLG's ARF Troopers are getting out of hand.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:49 AM

View PostFrolando22, on 28 March 2011 - 12:53 AM, said:

Interesting...it looks TLG's ARF Troopers are getting out of hand.
Is this embassy material?
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:11 AM

Is the ARF helmet a China product? It's unlike the European factories to have so many variations in these misprints. I mean, misprints aren't uncommon, but usually it's something that properly printed in the wrong place, not something improperly printed in the right place. Plus this looks clean enough that it seems intentional.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:15 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 28 March 2011 - 02:11 AM, said:

Is the ARF helmet a China product? It's unlike the European factories to have so many variations in these misprints. I mean, misprints aren't uncommon, but usually it's something that properly printed in the wrong place, not something improperly printed in the right place. Plus this looks clean enough that it seems intentional.
I'm pretty sure it's a European product. My theorie stands-Some of the printers were made improperly. I also noticed that most reporting the error are USA residents....?
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:38 AM

The helmets are certainly not made in China, the inside of the helmet has two slits on each side of the ring, whereas Chinese headpieces have 1 thick band going around the inside of the headpiece (check collectible minifigs), also it does not list China on the box, so this is not a plastic quality issue. I'm in Australia we get the european version of sets and I got the misprinted helmet.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:44 PM

I think they print parts in Denmark and the Czech Republic.
That may explain the difference, if some are printed here and others there?
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