Gauntlet differences


bigsexyc420

Hunter
Hey all i was considering purchasing a gaunt kit from ebay,

i just had a quick question for you all that maybe some can shed some light on,

What exactly are the differences between the ESB and ROTJ gauntlets aside from their colors?

Thanks
 

SlaveR5

Active Hunter
first off take a look at Ruffkintoy first. you might get screwed on ebay as many of us have before finding TDH. There is one seller in particular that the pics are not what you get.

ESB and ROTJ are different in the flamethrower mostly.

hope that helps
 

CombatBaby

Well-Known Hunter
ICCCCKKKKK!!!! yes watch out for ebay. too many people use pictures from other peoples gauntlets. or send you pieces that look like plain old blocks of resin or curved pieces of sintra without wrist accents.

try to contact Ruffkin as his gauntlets are both affordable and nice and detailed. with a decent paintjob and construction they can rival some of the more expensive kits.

definately give him a go before you possibly waste time or money on some of those shady ebay auctions


-=QuinN!
 

bigsexyc420

Hunter
could u guys pm me with the name of that particular seller so i dont make a big mistake,

The item in particular that i am considering is just the shells of the gauntlets with no resin parts i.e. the darts and the missle, im planning to make my own anyway, but i was wondering if those shells would be a good start, cause i do love to have big projects.

I just nearly completed my Rubies boba and with much TLC its becoming a superb helmet ill post pics asap.

thanks for all the help TDH members!! (y)

I actually sent this seller an email with questions and he replied fairly quickly and even sent me pics of the "shells", they from the pics look actually like a decent start.
 

digital509

Active Hunter
the last i heard of that certain person on ebay selling the gauntlets, he said paypal account had been frozen AND he didn't even have any pulls ready. how do you even have an auction going if you can't take paypal and you don't even have the product available..well i know it's possible, but its funny. luckily I was not able to pay for the gauntlets I won because of his paypal woes. I then did a search for his ebay name on here and found what a horrible choice I had almost made. Then I contacted ruffkintoys and couldn't have been happier. And I only paid about $10 more than the ebay auction and it was worth ever cent.
 
Everyone else already said it, but I'll reiterate, contact Ruffkintoy. I just got a set of his gauntlets, and they are fully worth it. You might find some cheaper on ebay, but there would be no way of knowing whether or not they are decent. If you check around the boards, you'll find plenty of testimonials for Ruffkintoy's gauntlets.
 

Ruffkintoy

Active Hunter
The gauntlets on ebay that are just vacuformed shells with no resin parts are recasts of mine, I am sure of this. If you are wanting a set from the original molds with the resin parts just PM me.
 

Ruffkintoy

Active Hunter
Oh, and the differences in ESB and ROTJ are the flamethrowers are different. Box style on ROTJ and tubular on ESB, also the whipcord housings are slightly different.
 

thewatcher

New Hunter
I bought the glassfiber gauntlets off ebay,a friend bought ruffkins a while back.
He then saw mine and binned his ruffkins,hes just bought them from ebay.
No offence to anyone on here and im not treading on toes but thin plastic thats easily broken is no match for glassfiber.
 

Tyler Durden

Well-Known Hunter
In regard to plastic vs fiberglass, the originals were made out of thin plastic, so many gauntlets are available in plastic to appease purists.
 

thewatcher

New Hunter
But the pics ive seen at the magic/myth museum have glassfiber inside+ i wanted a costume that would last more than one convention.I completley understand that some people will want one thing and not the other,im just relating my experience which has been a very good one.
 

Ripcode

Well-Known Hunter
thewatcher said:
But the pics ive seen at the magic/myth museum have glassfiber inside+ i wanted a costume that would last more than one convention.I completley understand that some people will want one thing and not the other,im just relating my experience which has been a very good one.

The Ruffkintoy gauntlets are nice. I'm pretty sure they will last more than one convention. Quite a few TDHers have them here and I haven't heard of anyone having problems with them.

If you want them fiberglassed inside, Chuck can do that for you for an additional cost.
 

Ruffkintoy

Active Hunter
I have had my own personal gauntlets for more that 3 years now (same pair) and have had no problems with breakage. I go to at least 4 cons a year as well as several toy shows and public events.
As Ripcode said I do offer fiberglass reinforcement if anyone wants it.
 

psberetta

Active Hunter
I love my Ruffkins:)
No probs here.

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never risk fett

Active Hunter
i dont know anything about riffkins dude, but ive heard more then a few sad stories about gauntlets on ebay. dont screw yourself...the ppl here know what theyre talking about.
 

Ripcode

Well-Known Hunter
thewatcher said:
I bought the glassfiber gauntlets off ebay,a friend bought ruffkins a while back.
He then saw mine and binned his ruffkins,hes just bought them from ebay.
No offence to anyone on here and im not treading on toes but thin plastic thats easily broken is no match for glassfiber.

Easily broken?? :confused

Since you don't own the Ruffkintoy gauntlets how can you say they are easily broken?

Hey "thewatcher".... Are you really Frank-N-Son?? :rolleyes
 

Laan

Active Hunter
Again, that's why we put fg inside. Ruffkintoy makes a great set of gauntlets.
Maybe you are not trying to step on toes but I think you need to try harder not to.

thewatcher said:
No offence to anyone on here and im not treading on toes but thin plastic thats easily broken is no match for glassfiber.
 

CombatBaby

Well-Known Hunter
Ripcode said:
Easily broken?? :confused

Since you don't own the Ruffkintoy gauntlets how can you say they are easily broken?

Hey "thewatcher".... Are you really Frank-N-Son?? :rolleyes
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To Ripcode

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To watcher

I agree it would be hard to evaluate a set of gauntlets if you don't own a set yourself. Also, if you don't plan to take any TDH advice, it does not seem sensible to go on th edge of receiving any by floating around a thread that is reviewing such products. It has been mentioned that fiberglass reinforcement is available from Ruffkin, and if the plastic was really that bad in the first place, that option wouldn't be an option it would be standard.


-=QuinN!
 
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