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Welcome To The Palace Blasters Section

The Palace Blaster came with two iconic characters from the Vintage Star Wars Action Figure Line - Luke Jedi Knight and Lando Calrissian General. The blaster appeared in two colours: Grey (with variations) and Solid Black.

Just to note: the Lili Ledy AT-ST Driver also got his hands on a Palace Blaster!

Basic Palace Blaster Colour to Figure Guide

The Grey Palace Blaster was released with the following figure:
 

Luke Jedi Knight

 

The Black Palace Blaster was released with the following figures:

Lando Calrissian (General)

Luke Skywalker (Poncho Outfit)

Lili Ledy AT-ST Drvier (Lili Ledy)

The Palace Blaster came in three mold variations (the picture below highlights some of the differences between them).


Palace Blaster V1 - V3 Mould Comparison Shot.

Palace Blaster Original V1

he main factor that identifies Variant 1 is that it has a thin handle grip. It has also been categorised into two sub sections - Va and Vb due to a variation in the cross-hatching pattern on the handle.

 

V1a - Cast in Solid Black.

This version of the Palace Blaster is found with the Luke Poncho and Lando Calrissian General figures.

 

V1a - Cast in Grey / Brown. 

This variation comes with the thin handle grip and a brown tint in the grey colouring. This Version of the Palace Blaster is found with the Luke Jedi Knight figure.

 

V1a - Cast in Light Grey. 

This version of the Palace Blaster is found with the Luke Jedi Knight figure.

V1b - Cast in Grey.

This version of the Palace Blaster is found with the Luke Jedi Knight figure.

 

Palace Blaster Original V2

The main factor that identifies Variant 2 is that the handle grip is of medium thickness (See the mould variation picture above).

 

V2  - Cast in Grey.

This version of the Palace Blaster is found with the Luke Jedi Knight figure.

Palace Blaster Original V3

The main factor that identifies Variant 3 is the handle grip which is much  thicker than previous moulds. The spacing between the cross-hatching is also much bigger (See the mould variation picture above). 

 

V3 - Cast in Brown.

This version of the Palace Blaster is found with the Luke Jedi Knight figure.

 

V3 - Lili Ledy Variant, cast in Grey / Green. 

This version of the Palace Blaster was exclusively issued with the Lili Ledy (Mexican) versions of the Luke Jedi Knight and the B-Wing Pilot.

 

V3 - Lili Ledy Variant, cast in Solid Black.

This version of the Palace Blaster was exclusively issued with the Lili Ledy (Mexican) Version of the AT-ST Driver.

Palace Blaster Original V4 - Luke Jedi Top Toys Issue

This version of the Palace Blaster was exclusively issued with the Top Toys (Argentina) version of the Luke Jedi Knight figure.

 

V4 - Toy Toys Variant.

 

Palace Blaster REPRO - V1

This REPRO was mass produced in the 1990s in Asia and was cast in three colours: Black, Blue and Grey

These REPROs are more brittle than the originals and also fail the float test. They are easy to identify as they don't have the raised circle on the barrell which is found on all of the originals. (See picture below).

There is also no circle present on the handle.

 

V1 - Cast in Black.

 

V1 - Cast in Blue.

 

V1 - Cast in Grey.

Palace Blaster REPRO - V2

This REPRO does have the circle present on the handle, but unlike the originals it does not have the raised circle / dot on the barrel (see pictures below).
Also, the plastic is much more brittle in comparison to the originals.

 

V2 - Cast in Black.

A similar V2 mould blaster but coloured grey was discovered in July 2015.


This was followed by the 2017 discovery of another V2 Repro that is reported to have been in a collection since the early 2000s. This repro floats and rises to the surface when submerged.


Palace Blaster REPRO - V3

This repro comes from a set of six floating blasters (read more HERE). It mimics an original by floating when placed on water and rising back to the surface when submerged. The blaster is cast in a Rigid, Shiny, Black plastic with Excess Flashing.

 

As well as floating, the V3 Repro (pictured in the centre between two originals below) has the raised dot present on the barrel that previous repros did not have.

 

Palace Blaster REPRO - V4 - Luke Jedi TOP TOYS Repro 

This REPRO of the Argentinian Top Toys palace blaster was advertised (then pulled) from eBay in Apr 2013. The seller claimed it was one of only five made as a limited edition run and that it was painted.