The Star Wars Prop Replica and High-End Collectibles Collecting Thread.

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  1. Brent M

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    I think they were either $49.99 or $59.99 at C3. However, they were all sold out by the time I got there. Imagine that. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tim Glover

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    When I do get one of these nice sabers I'll post it here. [​IMG] So even the .45 scaled ones are considered collectible items and high end? Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet. :b
     
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    Tim,
    I look forward to seeing your updated profile photo when you get one of those sabers. [​IMG]
    Yes, I totally dig those .45 scale replicas. The only way I can afford what I buy is because I had to make a decision. Like Louie said he only wants to do SideShowToy or Gentle Giants sculptures, I decided (after I was already accumulating too much), that I had to focus soley on Vader. While it is cool to have a full scale, limited edition Darth Vader EPIV saber, I really only bought it, initally, to complete my full-scale Vader. I had no idea what it would be worth, or, really, how cool it would be.
    Those sabers, regardless of scale, are crafted really really well. And the .45 scale one, frankly, make more sense for people who want to have them on display in their hometheaters without them taking over the whole room.
     
  4. Dome Vongvises

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    I have a Darth Sidious .45 Scale lightsaber.

    The detailing is good, and it has a nice feel of solid construction to it.

    But man, the thing is tiny!!! It's the size of a Pez Dispenser.....minus the head.

    But it's still nice. Looks good on a shelf.
     
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    Dome,
    Where did you get yours? I know different stores had differnet colored exclusives.
    I know the exclusives get people excited, but I guess I always want something that is as close as possible to the original prop. When they alter the color (making something chromed or silver, or gold), I guess I feel like I have some "less accurate" rather than something "exclusive." Maybe I am
    just wierd!
    [​IMG]
    Here is a link to a jpeg:
    http://threads.rebelscum.com/showfla...&fpart=18&vc=1
     
  7. Kraig Lang

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    Ooohh, Fun, I get to brag about my meager collection now [​IMG]
    So far from Master Replicas;
    The first version of the Anakin FX Lightsaber
    The more recent Anakin EpIII FX Lightsaber
    All the .45 hilts available from the MR site (Would love to get some of the exclusives)
    And the Yavin Medal
    I gotta say, I love the look and feel of the new FX sabers. Much tighter and cleaner than the original. And the Yavin Medal in the display box gets a lot of attention.
    I'm seriously thinking of getting one of the full size hilts.
    I love Master Replica's work.
     
  8. Chazz_S

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    Thanks for the link. I haven't received the newsletter yet so I needed that.
     
  10. Brent M

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    I LOVE that Sideshow Grievous statue. If I wasn't setting that money aside for their Limited Edition Vader statue, I'd probably get it. I've already got my heart set on Darth, though, so unfortunately I won't be getting The General.
     
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  12. Brent M

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    Chazz,
    Do you have the Sideshow Vader pre-ordered or are you just going to try and get one on the secondary market? I missed out on pre-ordering for $350 when I had the chance and I'm kicking myself for letting that opportunity go by. Now I'll have to pay significantly more to get one. I think it will be worth it, though. That thing is awesome! [​IMG]
     
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  14. Chazz_S

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    Yeah I have 1 SS vader on Pre-Order Brent, as these things are so expensive since they are all 1/4 scale I'm just going to get ONE and that's Vader..

    You might consider getting the Grievous and trading someone for the Vader later(i.e. selling it for a profit).... it'll surely be a hot item even more so after the film hits
     
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  16. Brent M

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    Just got two of the Kotobukiya Japanese statues in the mail today: Boba Fett and Darth Maul. I saw them on display at Celebration III and thought they were pretty cool looking so I went ahead and ordered them online. The detail on these things is really amazing, especially the Boba Fett. Naturally they're not as high quality as the statues from Sideshow, Attakus, etc, but for a fraction of the price they're pretty nice display pieces. [​IMG]
     
  17. Chazz_S

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    What a coincidence Brent- someone on my forum just got in a bunch of those today as well:
    http://charles-song.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=662
    And they DO look good, coming from a diehard Weta guy- which is saying a lot considering that they are relatively inexpensive!
     
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  19. Brent M

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    Chazz,
    Wow, that is a coincidence that we both got 2 of the same figures on the same day. I was really impressed with the Kotobukiya statues I saw on display at C3 so I decided to go ahead and order the Fett and Maul. I got both of them for $170(shipping and insurance included) so I can't really complain too much about the price. I was thinking about getting the Vader they have available now, but after I saw the one that's coming out in September I decided to just go ahead and wait for it. I don't know if you've seen it yet, but let me tell you it's absolutely AWESOME. In fact, I dare say that it looks nearly as good as the Gentle Giant, Sideshow and Attakus Vader statues. It's noticeably bigger than all the other Koto statues and it's much more detailed than their current Vader. When I saw it at C3 I was absolutely blown away and I can't wait until it's available. [​IMG]
     
  20. Chazz_S

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    Wow thanks for the heads up on that, I'll look through some C3 galleries and see if I can get a glimpse
     

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