Update September 2023
We are now on our new host!! A much faster and affordable alternative.
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Updates February 2020
New pics added for 12 inch Original IG-88 Rifle, Blaster, Belt and Rockets. 12 inch Boba Fett Original Belt. 12 inch Princess Leia Original Brushes and Booklet.
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Updates January 2019
Watch out! New repros have recently entered the market place. A well-known repro maker has starting selling a range of new reproduction accessories on eBay. These accessories are cast in plastic and have good sculpt details. All of them sink when placed in water. The blasters are available in Blue and Blue/Black. TIG will update the individual sections with more information as we receive it.
Updates December 2018
TIG is pleased to announce that our Identification Guide is now back up and fully running following the last site upgrade in which many of the links and images became broken. Big thanks to TIG staff member Mat for fixing this excellent and valuable guide for vintage collectors.
Updates Feb 2018
Update August 25th 2017
We are honoured to present Lee Bullock's paper on the infamous float test! Click below to read the article on Imperialgunneryforum.com and help us join in giving Lee a very big round of applause for an amazing look into the science behind the test!
Update June 9th 2017
A large number (1000+) of Leia blasters were recently uncovered in the UK. They came with a back story of being found at the Palitoy factory garbage bin by the son of an employee as well as being replacement stock for the 'Kenner really do care' program.
A number of collectors have been researching these for many weeks. The explanation of how these pistols were discovered is mainly irrelevant to authenticating them as original. In order for TIG to be comfortable deeming these as original we expected an example to be found sealed in a MOC/baggie or exist previously in collectors hands. To date, with help from the community we have examined 1000s of loose pistols and 100s of MOCs - NONE have been found with this specific mould/shape.
Steve at UKG has also kindly offered his opinion : "It's a fake it is one of the best i've seen and a really well done job but under the microscope and even to the naked eye there are notable differences to it, i've had the verniers on it too and some slight differences around the entire mould."