Droids Custom 2-1B: Officially finished!

by Bill Cable
on 2023-02-15, 08:13:57

As I explained in my story last week, I discovered that a few of the probes I picked up with the 2-1B figures were obvious repros. This prevented me from finishing up the entire run of 20 figures in one go. I ended up offering them up for sale anyway knowing I could just keep one of them for myself and ship the other two late. And the sale was a smashing success! The figures ended up selling out in just 69 seconds! That crushed the previous record of the 1 minute, 44 seconds it took for Biker Scout to be gone. I really need to charge more...

The replacement probes arrived over the weekend, and I assembled the last figures Sunday morning.

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I ended up getting 4 replacement probes. Funny (sad) story... when I discovered I had fakes, my first thought was "I can just use the probe from my own 2-1B from my loose run and replace it later." So I went up to The Protocol-osseum and grabbed it, only to discover it too was a repro! And it was exactly like all the other ones!

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Now this was shocking to me. I picked up my loose run off a PSWCS member in the early 2000s, so that means this particular run of fakes has been floating around (sinking) for 20 years! It also means I should really test all the weapons from my loose run...

Another interesting development - one of the two figures I picked up along with the probes (it's actually cheaper to buy complete figures on eBay rather than loose weapons) was a variant! The figure is semi-metallic and slightly more green-colored than the standard figure.

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I like cool variants like this, so I'm gonna swap out the one in my own loose run with it. It turns out the tragedy of finding fake probes among my batch of 2-1Bs has a silver, metallic lining.

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