The Princess Leia Blaster has three main 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.
The Princess Leia Blaster was produced throughout the entire line and came with four of the five variations of the Princess Leia figure:
It was produced in three colours: Blue, Blue / Black, and in the case of the Lili Ledy line Grey!
Basic Princess Leia Blaster Colour to Figure Guide
The Dark Blue / Black Princess Leia Blaster was released with the following figures:
1, Princess Leia Organa (Original)
2, Princess Leia Bespin
The Blue Princess Leia Blaster was released with the following figures:
1, Princess Leia Hoth
2, Princess Leia Bespin
The Grey Princess Leia Blaster was released with the following figure:
1, Princess Leia Poncho Lili Ledy
Note: This section is currently under review while we add new photos. Nov 2018.
This V1 Leia Blaster has slightly different details where the barrel meets the body just above the clip (See highlighted picture). This area is also indented and the amount of indention can vary.
The detailing on this version is very sharp in comparison to other versions. TIG has documented versions in the colour Blue, Translucent Blue/Green.
Below - V1 left and right sides
The Leia blaster V3 has two types with common traits - the V3a and the V3b. In the picture below for V3a see #1 with a vertical back end. #2 silencer barrel. #3 detailed part under sight.
The below 'V3 Identification' pics are courtesy of Psybertech. Please visit the excellent Bespin.Info for more great pics!
Below - V3 left and right sides
V3 - Grey Lili Ledy Exclusive. The Lili Ledy version can exist in both V3a and V3b moulds.
The Leia blaster V4 has a slanted butt end, see #1. A poorly defined section under the barrel, see #4. The V4 comes in both a rough and smooth sculpt.
V4 - Blue, rough Sculpt.
V4 - Blue, smooth Sculpt.
The two V4s on the right on the picture below have a deep impression under the sight. The lines on the barrel in front of the sight (see detail #2 )are clear.
Below - comparison pic of V4s. The left two are smooth sculpts, the two on the right are rough.
V1 - Cast in Blue.
V1 - Cast in Black.
Note: no original Leia Blasters were cast in Solid Black.
V1 - Cast in Grey.
V2 - Cast in Black.
This REPRO is much thicker and lacks the detailing found on the originals.
Princess Leia Blaster REPRO V3
V3 - Moulded in Black Plastic.
This REPRO has the vertical line present above the magazine clip and an EPM added. However, there is no circle. This REPRO floats when placed in water.
This repro first appeared on the market in November 2014. It comes from Mexico and is made from resin. The blaster attempts to copy the Princess Leia Poncho Lili Ledy Grey Blaster. As can be seen from the comparison photo it's difficult to tell from an original. This blaster sounds like an original during the drop test but fails the float test and will sink when placed in water.
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.