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Bootleg half-naked Yoda statue?

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by VillieGee, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. VillieGee

    VillieGee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Hey. My mom got me this hilarious statue from the Puzzle Zoo, and I want to know more about it.

    It's a statue of a younger Yoda (with longish brown hair), in a THONG, holding an un-lit lightsaber. It's about 6 inches tall, on a black base, and I would guess it's a bootleg or something.

    I specifically remember seeing pictures of it a few years ago, but I can't find any info on it now. Adam at Galactic Hunter said he remembers it too, but doesn't know anything about it.

    So does anyone know who made it? How many were made? When it was made?
     
  2. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If that's the figure I'm thinking of (how many half-naked Yoda statues can there be?), I have it too.

    I believe it was originally made by a company called "Grey-Zon".

    I'll see if I can dig up any more information on it.
     
  3. Jack_T_Chance

    Jack_T_Chance Jedi Padawan star 4

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    :eek:
    Dude! I stumbled upon an online pic of that a couple years ago! For the longest time, I posted it up on messageboards as a glimpse of Yoda in action in Episode II!!! [face_devil]
    Well, it made me laugh, anyway. [face_laugh]
    At any rate, I have no idea what the answers are to your questions. I just thought it was a one-of-a-kind custom job that someone made. [face_plain]
     
  4. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You have to put a space before the smile to get it to work. They don't work if they're the first character in a message.
     
  5. Jack_T_Chance

    Jack_T_Chance Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thanks. I edited it to correct my error. :)
     
  6. Jack_T_Chance

    Jack_T_Chance Jedi Padawan star 4

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    :D
    Found it!
    Here's the picture of the one I'm thinking of...
    click on pic to enlarge
    [image=http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/brodie/286/ethi.gif]
     
  7. VillieGee

    VillieGee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well that's interesting. That picture is almost identical to the one I have, except on mine, his hair is brown, there's no loincloth (it's just a thong), the base is black and oval shaped, and there's no blade on the lightsaber (I can't tell if that was added later or is on the actual figure). But other than that, it's identical. Perhaps I have a bootleg of a bootleg? Or maybe this person decided to "improve" his half-naked Yoda. The one in the pic looks to have a better paint job too.

    Hmm....
     
  8. Mara_Jade_Fan

    Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oh! Now I remember seeing that... it was prior to Episode II coming out.
     
  9. VillieGee

    VillieGee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well that's interesting. That picture is almost identical to the one I have, except on mine, his hair is brown, there's no loincloth (it's just a thong), the base is black and oval shaped, and there's no blade on the lightsaber (I can't tell if that was added later or is on the actual figure). But other than that, it's identical. Perhaps I have a bootleg of a bootleg? Or maybe this person decided to "improve" his half-naked Yoda. The one in the pic looks to have a better paint job too.

    Hmm....
     
  10. VillieGee

    VillieGee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    oops. lol
     
  11. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm pretty sure it was a model kit. The differences in painting is simply because they were custom painted by whoever bought them. The kit didn't come with a base either, which explains the differences there. Mine is unpainted, and only has the "thong". I think the "loincloth" seen in the image above was added on by whoever bought it.

    As for the lightsaber, I think the kit came with one. Perhaps whoever originally bought your kit decided not to glue the lightsaber on.
     
  12. Jack_T_Chance

    Jack_T_Chance Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yoda in a THONG! :eek:
    That's just WRONG! :eek:
    And I thought the loincloth was bad!
     
  13. JediMasterGuff

    JediMasterGuff Jedi Master star 5

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    If Yoda's wearing that, what's Gollum wearing?

    It looks pretty cool to me though.
     
  14. Meriwyn

    Meriwyn Former RSA star 4

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    MY EYES!!! Egads that's scary...LOL.
     
  15. Ret

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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    I'm donating some money for that thing's hospital bills.
     
  16. Jack_T_Chance

    Jack_T_Chance Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [hl=yellow]Originally posted by Ret:
    I'm donating some money for that thing's hospital bills.[/hl]
    You can make your check payable to me. I'll make sure it gets to the appropriate place. PM me for details! ;)

    And now the moment you've all been waiting for (or not)....
    it has finally been uncovered...
    rare photographic evidence of Yoda's failed tryout for the Chippendale's chain...
    but be warned...
    only those with a strong stomach should view these pictures....
    the sites held therein have driven many MAD! :eek: ;)
    If you believe you can handle it....
    proceed by clicking the thumbnail photo below. :)
    [image=http://ebay0.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_e2f970f6c7e3ef12b1d04a1683be69cf/i-1_B_L.JPG]

    Disclaimer: This poster not responsible for any adverse effects caused by viewing of these images.

    [face_devil]
     
  17. VillieGee

    VillieGee Jedi Youngling star 3

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    There, that's the one I have. Only no lightsaber blade :(

    So does anyone actually know anything ABOUT it?
     
  18. Jack_T_Chance

    Jack_T_Chance Jedi Padawan star 4

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    From the auction that picture goes with:

    [hl=yellow]ATTENTION STAR WAR FANS! You want something rare ..this is it!! Look this highly detailed Yoda is by far the Craziest coolest look ever that will blow any Star Wars fan away! Made like porcelain type material heavy! By far the rarest in production about 500 made. Brand new and comes in the BOX FOAMED protector. Makes this a Museum piece of Star Wars memorabilia! Just look at the pictures and see why this is by far the rarest Yoda look ever![/hl]

    Other than that, I can't tell you anything. BTW, I just copied & pasted the auction text. Didn't bother correcting the poor grammar from the seller.
     
  19. Mara_Jade_Fan

    Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Knight star 6

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    That thing looks more like a Gremlin, than Yoda.
     
  20. Jack_T_Chance

    Jack_T_Chance Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [hl=yellow]Originally posted by Mara_Jade_Fan:
    That thing looks more like a Gremlin, than Yoda.[/hl]
    LOL! [face_laugh]
    And yet, if you think about it...
    what DOES Yoda look like under his robes?
    Lucas himself describes Yoda as "a frog"!
    Well, frogs generally DO have a head much bigger than their body. ;)
     
  21. robertyodarugenstein

    robertyodarugenstein Jedi Padawan star 4

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    To me it looks like Yoda's and Gollum's secret love child.
     
  22. Meriwyn

    Meriwyn Former RSA star 4

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    LMAO that's EXACTLY what I was thinking Robert...hehehe. Gollum's body with Yoda's head on it, and he looks just as confused as we do.
     
  23. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I think what we are seeing here is what the
    last fool saw when he walked into Yodas
    bedroom without knocking first [face_laugh]

    I can see the headlines in the National Enquirer: Yoda Unleashed !!!
     
  24. Ret

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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    I mailed you a check.
     
  25. ThePostman

    ThePostman Jedi Padawan star 4

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    HAHAAHAAHA



    I do not belive it..!!!!


    That image was the birth of Yodawars!!

    My friend found that picture online and we turned it into the first mascot image for Yodawars.com!

    hhahaha



    EDIT: Added link

    [link=http://yodawars.com/tropicalbash.jpg]Loincloth Buddy[/link]

    as you can see we changed it up a bit
     
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