Saturday, July 3, 2010

R2-D2: Comics Spain vs Disney / Star Tours

The Comics Spain R2-D2 figure has a similar counterpart made for the Disney / Star Tours theme park, and the figures are often confused. The Disney figure was actually released in 1990 instead of 1986 - but you cant tell this by looking at the copyright stamp because the Disney figure is undated, and is only marked "LFL made in China" on the bottom of one of his feet. Even though the colors are a bit darker on the Disney figure, and its slightly smaller - they are readily confused. The best way to distinguish between the two figures is the deco - the paint is different for the Comics Spain figure - you can clearly see that it sports a yellow 'eye' in the front and the back, as well as 2 green panels. The Disney figure lacks any yellow or green paint - so that is the best way to tell them apart.