Documenting Reproduction and Original Vintage Star Wars Weapons & Accessories Since 2009  

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Welcome To The Rifles Section

Contents: 4-LOM, AT-AT Driver, Bossk, Chewbacca Bowcaster, Hoth Rebel, IG-88, Imperial Hoth, Jann Tosh, Leia Boushh, Prune Face, Rebel Commando, Ree-Yees, Uncle Gundy, YPS, Zuckuss.

 

Many vintage rifles have a number of colour variations. Some examples may appear translucent. TIG believes the translucent effect is created during the injection moulding process and is a result of an insufficient amount of dye being added to the plastic and/or poorly mixed pigment granules. The translucency can sometimes be visible to the naked eye but is better seen when held to a light source. Although translucent coloured versions are not strictly variants TIG has opted to feature and list some of the known examples.

4-LOM Rifle

4-LOM Rifle V1 - V2 Mould Comparison Shot.

 

4-LOM Rifle Original Variant 1 

With Circle (Highlighted in 1st Picture).

 

 

4-LOM Rifle Original Variant 2

Without Circle.

 

4-LOM Rifle REPRO Variant 1

Cast in Black Plastic. Mass Produced. The plastic feels more brittle than the originals.

 

AT-AT Driver Rifle

ote: this rifle was also included in the Survival Kit and AT-AT accessory packs.

AT-AT Driver Rifle V1 - V4 Mould Comparison Shot. 

 


 

AT-AT Driver Rifle Original Variant 1

Grey / Black.

 

AT-AT Driver Rifle Original Variant 1

Black.

 

AT-AT Driver Rifle Original Variant 2

Black, Shiny Plastic.

 

AT-AT Driver Rifle Original Variant 3

 

AT-AT Driver Rifle Original Variant 4

Rubbery.

 

 

 

Mark Poon REPRO Vlix US Prototype Rifle

This repro was issued with the 2015 US Prototype version Vlix. The rifle will sink when placed in water.

 

Bossk Rifle

Bossk Rifle V1 - V2 Mould Comparison Shot

 

Bossk Rifle Original Variant 1

 

Bossk Rifle Original Variant 2

 

 

 

Bossk Rifle Original Variant 3

Mould differences in centre of the rifle compared to V1 and V2. Semi-translucent under strong light. This V3 floats in water.

 

Comparison pics of V1, V2 and V3.

 

Bossk Rifle REPRO Variant 1
 

Painted REPRO. Mass Produced.

 

Bossk Rifle REPRO Variant 2

This V2 Repro has a thinner 'wedge-shape' below the scope when compared to the V1. It is painted Blue and when the surface is scratched reveals a white plastic underneath.

 

Chewbacca Bowcaster

The Chewbacca bowcaster has three different moulds and appears in dark colours such as blue, green or black or mixtures of these. Many bowcasters are translucent. The translucent effect is created during the injection moulding process and is a result of an insufficient amount of dye being added to the plastic. Many weapons can be found with this effect and the translucency can be visible both to the naked eye and also when held to a light source.

Although the translucent coloured versons are not strictly variants we have listed many of the colours we have seen so far. 

 

Chewbacca Bowcaster V1 - V3 Mould Comparison Shot.

 

Chewbacca Bowcaster Original Variant 1

Blue.

The V1 also exists in a Dark Grey colour.

 

Chewbacca Bowcaster Original Variant 2

Blue / Black (Semi-translucent).

 

The V2 also exists as: Dark Blue (Translucent), and Dark Blue / Green (Semi-translucent).

There is also a V2 version which has an EPM on the corner of the rifle handle next to the extended arm rest. This can exist in the colours Dark Blue / Black, and Dark Blue (Semi-Translucent) as seen in the photo below.

 

 

 

Chewbacca Bowcaster Original Variant 3

Dark Green (Semi-translucent).

The V3 also exists in Blue / Black, and Dark Blue / Green (Semi-translucent).

 

 

Chewbacca Bowcaster Original Variant 4

Top Toys Variant.

 

 

Chewbacca Bowcaster Original Variant 5 Lili Ledy version

V5 Lili Ledy.

 

 

Chewbacca Bowcaster REPRO

Painted REPRO, Mass Produced.

 

Chewbacca Bowcaster REPRO and Original Comparison Shot.

 

Chewbacca Bowcaster 1995 Classic Edition 4-Pack POTF2 

In 1995 Kenner released a "Classic Edition" 4-Pack that included re-casts of four of the vintage era figures. Chewbacca was one of these and included was his signature Bowcaster. This version is much more rubbery than any of the original vintage counterparts.

Hoth Rebel Rifle

The Hoth Rebel Rifle was issued with the Rebel Commander and Luke Hoth figures. It was also included in the Survival Kit pack and the AT-AT accessory pack.

 

Hoth Rebel Rifle V1 - V3 Mould Comparison Shot

 

 

Hoth Rebel Rifle V4 - V6 Mould Comparison Shot

 

 

 

Hoth Rebel Rifle Original Variant 1

Black, Shiny Plastic.

This rifle also exists in a Blue / Black colour with a Dull Finish.

 

Hoth Rebel Rifle Original Variant 2

Black, Dull Finish.

 

Hoth Rebel Rifle Original Variant 2

Dark Blue / Black, Dull Finish.

 

Hoth Rebel Rifle Original Variant 3

Black, Dull Finish.

There is another version of this rifle that exists in a Dark Blue / Black colour with a Dull Finish.

 

Hoth Rebel Rifle Original Variant 4

Black, Shiny Plastic.



Hoth Rebel Rifle Original Variant 5

Black.

 

Hoth Rebel Rifle Original Variant 6

Black, Rubbery, Survival Kit offer release.

There is another version of this rifle made from a more Solid plastic.

 

Hoth Rebel Rifle REPRO Variant 1

Cast in Black Plastic.

IG-88 Rifle

Note: this rifle was also included in the AT-AT accessory pack.

IG-88 Rifle V1 - V4 Mould Comparison Shot. 

 

 

IG-88 Rifle Original Variant 1

Blue. A Blue, Semi-translucent version also exists for the V1.

 

 

 IG-88 Rifle Original Variant 2 

 

IG-88 Rifle Original Variant 3

 

 IG-88 Rifle Original Variant 4

 

IG-88 Rifle REPRO Variant 1

Painted REPRO. Mass Produced.




IG-88 Rifle REPRO Variant 2

The V2 appears to be a sharper sculpt than the V1. The surface is painted blue and when scratched reveals a white plastic underneath.

 

Imperial Hoth Rifle

Note: this rifle was issued with the Imperial Strormtrooper (Snowtrooper) figure and Dengar figure. It was also included in the Survival Kit and AT-AT accessory packs.

Imperial Hoth Rifle Mould Comparisons.

 


Imperial Hoth Rifle V1 - V2 Mould Comparisons.

V1 (Top) V2 (Bottom).

 

Imperial Hoth Rifle V1 - V2 Full Mould Comparisons.

 

 

 

Imperial Hoth Rifle Original V1 

Blue. The V1 also exists as a Blue, Semi-translucent version.

 

 

Imperial Hoth Rifle Original V2

 

 

Imperial Hoth Rifle Original V3

Glasslite Variant.

 

 

Imperial Hoth Rifle Original V4

The V4 comes with an EPM below the scope. Small differences can be seen around the scope area and main handle compared to the V1 which this version is similar to.

 

 

Imperial Hoth Rifle Glasslite Vlix Original Black Rifle.

The Glasslite Vlix Black rifle appears to be the same as the V3 Imperial Hoth Blue rifle. This rifle floats when placed on water but will sink when pressure is applied.

 

 

Imperial Hoth Rifle Original REPRO

Painted Repro. Mass Produced.

 

 


Vlix Rifle REPRO Mark Poon 1st Version.

The Mark Poon 1st version repro Vlix rifle will float when placed on water and sink when pressure is applied. 

The Poon repro is pictured on top, original on bottom.

 

DIFFERENCES:
Compared to the original Glasslite counterpart, the Poon repro Vlix Rifle is:
 
- Less shiny
- Missing the two flash marks on the top of the rifle
- Shorter in length
- Has a visable crack line on the rifle butt
- Has part of the butt missing
- Is misshaped when viewed from above

 

 

Vlix Rifle REPRO Mark Poon 2nd Version 2015.

The 2nd Poon Repro Vlix rifle is a different mould compared to the first. The rifle is closer to the size of an original and has sharper details. The plastic is semi-pliable but more rigid than an original. This repro, like the earlier V1, will sink when placed in water.

 

Comparison between the 1st and 2nd version Poon Vlix Repro rifles.

 

Jann Tosh Rifle - Droids Series

Jann Tosh Original Rifle (Droids Series)

The Jann Tosh rifle comes from the Droids series and appears to be an IG-88 V1 rifle moulded in Black.

Leia Boushh Rifle

Leia Boushh Rifle Original Variant 1

Taiwan Issue. Smooth, Shiny, Glossy Black, Very Flexible.

 

Close up of Taiwan V1.

 

Leia Boushh Rifle Original Variant 2

Hong Kong Issue.

 

Leia Boushh Rifle Original Variant 3

No COO Issue Version A. Indented Circle (highlighted in Photo). Less Flexible.

 

Leia Boushh Rifle Original Variant 4

No COO Issue Version B. Flush Circle (highlighted in Photo). Sharper handle details. Less Flexible.

 

Leia Boushh Rifle Original Variant 5

Lili Ledy Variant.

Prune Face Rifle

Prune Face Rifle V1 - V3 Mould Comparison Shot.

 

Prune Face Rifle Original Variant 1

 

Prune Face Rifle Original Variant 2

 

Prune Face Rifle Original Variant 3

Lili Ledy Variant.

 

Prune Face Rifle REPRO Variant 1

Cast in Brown Plastic.

Rebel Commando Rifle

Rebel Commando Rifle Variant 1a

Detailed handle grip.

 

Rebel Commando Rifle Variant 1b

Detailed handle grip with mould differences elsewhere.

 

Rebel Commando Rifle Variant 2

Lack of detail on handle grip and other mould differences. EPM located above trigger.

 

Rebel Commando Rifle Variant 3

Lack of detail on handle grip and other mould differences. Raised EPM located above trigger.

 

Rebel Commando Rifle Variant 4

Lack of detail on handle grip and other mould differences. Raised EPM located above trigger.

 

Rebel Commando Rifle Variant 5

Detailed handle grip. Note the three EPMs present on the handle Grip and mould differences to the top of barrel.

 

Rebel Commando Rifle Variant 6

Lack of detail on handle grip and other mould differences. EPM located above trigger. Absence of a second 'Button' usually seen to the right of the button that is circled. 

Ree-Yees Rifle

Ree-Yees Rifle V1 - V4 Mould Comparison Shot.

 

 

 

Ree-Yees Rifle Original V1

 

 

Ree-Yees Rifle Original V2

 

 

 

Ree-Yees Rifle Original V3 Lili Ledy Version 

V3 Lili Ledy version.

The Lili Ledy version can be found with the letters 'O', 'W', 'Y', and the number '2' / backward 'S'.

Ree-Yees Original V3 Lili Ledy rifles comparison shot.

 

 

Ree-Yees Rifle Original V4

 

 

Ree-Yees Rifle REPRO Variant 1

Painted REPRO.

Uncle Gundy Rifle - Droids Series

Droids Series Uncle Gundy Original Rifle V1

The Droids Uncle Gundy rifle is a Ree-Yees rifle that has been moulded in Black.   

YPS Snowtrooper Rifle

Imperial Hoth Rifle Original YPS Snowtrooper Variant

YPS Snowtrooper Variant. This variant was issued with a free figure inside the German comic YPS as a giveaway. The rifle is actually a G.I. Joe weapon. 

Note: this original floats when placed in water.

 

 

Imperial Hoth Rifle REPRO YPS Variant

YPS Hoth Snowtrooper Rifle REPRO, Cast in Black Plastic.

Zuckuss Rifle

uckuss Rifle V1 - V3 Mould Comparison Shot.  

 

Zuckuss Rifle Original Variant 1


 

 

Zuckuss Rifle Original Variant 2

 

Zuckuss Rifle Original Variant 3

Lili Ledy Variant.



 

Zuckuss Rifle Original Variant 4 (Glasslite Chewbacca Rifle)

Glasslite Variant. This version of the Zuckuss Rifle was issued with the Glasslite Chewbacca Figure.

Note: is is much Shinier than the other versions.

 

Zuckuss Rifle REPRO V1

Painted REPRO. Mass Produced.

Zuckuss Rifle REPRO V2

Moulded in stiff, hard plastic. Unpainted. Just like the painted V1 above, the pattern on the handle grip highlighted in the pic below only comes up to a certain point, whereas the pattern on an original extends higher. This repro sinks.