Sunday, 7 September 2014

Lego Star Wars, bootleg by Sheng Yuan

I can't believe this. One of the theme that i decided that i won't buy any  bootleg figure because when these bootleg product first flooded the market, i doubt the quality will be anywhere near the original. My resistance runs out when Sheng Yuan released the 3rd wave of Star Wars minifigures. Many bootleg fans really looking forward to have Darth Vader figure so i have to get one for myself to compare with the original figure. However, I end up getting the whole box of  2nd and 3rd wave of Sheng Yuan's Star Wars minifigure.

First wave

I don't have any of the box from this first wave but they come in set of 6. I extract this image from their catalog.



From left; Obi-wan, Han Solo, Yoda, R4-P17, Captain Rex and Clone Trooper.  Only R4-P7 is exclusive to this set. (lol) Im saying only the astromech is exclusive because the other 5 figures still appear in wave 2 and wave 3. Please refer section below. 

Second wave






One thing that's good about bootleg, you won't encounter shortage of accessories/weapon. So i won't taking pictures of these figures with their weapon/accessories. =p





From left; Yoda (R1), Clone Trooper (note 1), Captain Rex(R1), Clone Trooper Commander, Clone Trooper Captain, Jek-14, Obi Wan(R1), Han Solo(R1)

*R1 = repetitive from wave 1 figure
*note 1 = from available image, there's slight diff from wave 1 clone trooper.

Out of these 8 figures, i only have Yoda to compare =(. I have clone trooper, captain rex and han solo but diff variant so they are not directly comparable.




Headpiece of original lego is far more better


Third wave







From left; Darth Maul, Anakin, C-3P0, Darth Vader (celebration), Chewbacca, Sandtrooper, Rako Hardeen and Republic Trooper.


..and here's lengthy comparison pictures with original figure on the right except Darth Maul (i have diff variant) and Rako Hardeen (i don't have the original figure)









This info is updated by one of  the reader: "Sheng Yuan Darth Vader can be displayed either way, the normal or the one with empire medal".. which i think is kinda genius. only switch the arm and tadaaa.. you can have two variant in one torso!

update:
Mr. apodistagon just confirmed that newer batch of Sheng Yuan's Darth Vader  come with cape! Thanks for the update! =)





i prefer original lego camouflage color





There's also other china brand that issue star wars figure such as Bom Bom, CB and Lele. I'll try to source them to have more comparison pictures =)


source: google

27 comments:

  1. Did you notice the title on the Lele boxes. I hope I never suffer from Star Warts :P

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    1. hye!! you are very detail person =) Are you the same guy who comment about wording on Lele Movie box? =) I should focus on the wording on these boxes too... especially by Lele =)

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    2. I just encountered the Star Wart branded toys at a liquidators in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
      It wasn't the mini figure sets as shown above but rather the mini vehicles with pilots, like an X-Wing microfighter with a Pilot mini figure. I bought one, cuz for three dollars it was worth it to check out.
      Turns out that aside from some color issues in the instruction manual the model is really decent.
      They also had a knock off of a couple larger sets, like the V-Wing fighter with pilot, and the General Grevious and his Wheel Bike versus Obi-Wan Kenobi. Oddly enough though, the General Grevious figure has been replaced on the package with someone who looks a lot like Rylo Ken from Star Wars; The Force Awakens.

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    3. Hi there. thank you for sharing your experience :). I bet those bigger set is from SY.. or is it from Bella?

      since I started buying these knock off up to now, the issue with the color difference never improved ahaha.

      I think i've seen those sets that you mentioned (but couldn't recall they are from Sheng Yuan or Bella) being sold but there are too many knock-off set (some repetitive) issued by diff brand that I lost track about them .

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  2. the bootleg Sheng Yuan Darth Vader can be displayed either way, the normal or the one with the Empire medal.

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    1. I seriously never thought of that... thanks! i will put in the note above =)

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    2. No cape?! :o

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    3. yup.. without cape =(. confirmed with my friends who bought the same figure..

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    4. The new batch of Darth Vader now comes with a cape. I can confirm this as I just bought 2 today. The shop I went to just opened a new cardboard container of SY Star Wars II.

      So those who haven't bought Darth Vader, you may be in luck.

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    5. hey thanks for the update! going to highlight this info in my post above =)

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  3. the Bom Bom is crap.I bayed the Tie-Fighter pilot and the quality of the plastic is low and the helmet is not fitting on the head. Usually in my country I had access to Lelle and the quality of this minifig. is med-high compared to Lego

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    1. Hi thanks for the feedback. It's not easy to find Bom Bom in my country.. so i won't pay premium for them. =) Thanks again for the tips.

      The usual bootleg brand here in my country are Decool, Sheng Yuan, and Lele. How about your place? beside Lele, what other brand that is easy to get?

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  4. I am from Romania so i found the following list CB Toys(but usually the with of neck of the minifig. is slightly larger that Lego), Enlightenment, Lelle, Bom Bom (not my favorite), Loongon/ Cogo (usually not 100 % butleg) Bella (not my favorite) also Decool, Sheng Yuan but harder to find

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  5. Also I had also the Lelle OldRepublic Trooper and Clone Troopes .The way I found them was inside polibags.The qualiti med-high compared to Lego . The accessories usually 4/minifig.
    The price to pay for them around 1.4 Eur what for me it is perfect

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  6. Sheng Yuan's newer production batch of Darth Maul now comes with a cape. I just bought two boxes today. So both Darths has a cape now. Looks more badass for sure.

    Next I hunt for a black cowl for my Darth Maul. And afaik the only bootleg minifig that has a black cowl is Decool 0133 Robin.

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    1. Hi there. thanks for your reply. So the figure is exactly same, just the newer batch come with cape? Maybe they forgot to put the cape in previous batch. I googled darth vader image, hardly find any pic of darth vader without cape =p

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  7. Same as far as I can tell. They just added the cape.

    I just read SY's Batman range ... SY182 ... now comes with hard plastic wings instead of soft capes. I believe some printing differences too I noticed. Just FYI:

    http://lotsoflegos.blogspot.ca/2014/10/sheng-yuen-batman-minifigures-sy182.html

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  8. I noticed that these ads are using your pictures then cropped and edited them:
    http://www.olx.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/61625220/Star+Wars+set+2+minifigures+lego-like
    http://www.olx.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/61625242/Star+Wars+set+1+Minifigures+lego-like

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    1. Oh oh. The seller even put his own watermark on the picture. Should i use bigger watermark? Ahaha..

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    2. You can try contacting the seller or report him/her to the site about using your pictures without permission.

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  9. where can I buy these sets for my 7 yr old?

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    1. Hi there. Most of us get these from aliexpress. You may find some in ebay but IMHO aliexpress is cheaper =)

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    2. Hi. Do you have a preferred seller in Ali Express? I can't seem to find the star wars series here. It's really hard to find Darth Vader :(

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    3. owh. i dont have any fav seller and im not sure if i could recommend anyone. i bought most of these stuff at local store near my house. but when i use keyword "darth vader lego" and sort the list according to the seller rating, this store is at top of the list:

      http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-Sales-8pcs-lot-SY198-Star-Wars-Clone-Wars-Darth-Vader-C-3PO-Minifigures-Building-Block/32265642547.html?spm=2114.32010308.4.2.h2TQSd

      he got 46 votes with 100% seller rating and already sold 61 set of those.

      keep in mind, they ship without box to save on shipping cost

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  10. By "here" I mean Indonesia. hahaha.

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    1. hehe.. thanks for the clarification. hi neighbour =)

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