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

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by STARKILLER1138, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Funny thing....when I was packing the saber back into it's box this afternoon in preparation to go back for an exchange, I decided to try one more time. This time I struck the lower part of the light tube using my open palm. It finally made the clashing sound. After confirming several times that it worked, I've decided to keep it. It now has an honoured place in my home theatre. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the input Louie. [​IMG]
    Guess I'll have to be on the lookout for a cheap Anakin or Vader saber now....
     
  2. Jeff Pryor

    Jeff Pryor Supporting Actor

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    2 weeks ago I finally became the owner of the MR Kenobi Force FX blade. Now I'm hooked bad, reeeealllly bad. I'm amazed at how loud it is, very cool.
    http://www.badongo.com/pic/593013
    Here are some quick pics of my 1/6 Screamin Chewbacca I finished last year. With the exception of the stock, his bowcaster is all built from scratch, not necessarily accurate but I just wanted it to look functional.
    http://www.badongo.com/pic/593084
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    http://www.badongo.com/pic/593090
    And here's my 1/6 Screamin Yoda. Again, his lightsaber isn't accurate just my own design but I haven't finished painting it yet.
    http://www.badongo.com/pic/593130
    http://www.badongo.com/pic/593134
    http://www.badongo.com/pic/593137
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  3. BrettGallman

    BrettGallman Screenwriter

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    I received my PF Boba Fett this past weekend, and man, this thing is awesome. It almost makes me want to stop collecting other things and just focus on these. I might have to pick up a Vader on Ebay someday.
     
  4. STARKILLER1138

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    Do it Brett. You won't be disappointed. Congrats on Fett. I can't wait to see, in person, how this turned out.
     
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    Got my Fett in, and it is much better than I expected:
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    I would have liked a full polystone body, but the display is fantastic. I have high hopes for some Clones, Clone Commanders, and some Stormies.
     
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    Heads up for those of you who are into the Master Replicas 1:1 helmets; the Stormtrooper helmet goes on sale for CS members tomorrow; and, it will be available for the general public on Tuesday. I told myself that the Vader 1:1 helmet would be my only helmet purchase, but I don't think I can pass on a Stormie helmet (may have to p/u a clone too). Anyway, read about it here:
    MR Stormie Helmet LE
     
  7. STARKILLER1138

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    You guys see the new product Sideshow is showing at CIV?
    Check it out here: SS Gallery
    Oooh! Can't wait for preorder day. [​IMG]
     
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    Pre ordered Bossk:
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    Now, the long wait...
     
  9. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    I'm not very familiar with Sideshow's work (although all the pictures I've seen are amazing) so what's the difference between the 'old' Speeder Bike and Scout statue and the premium one? Same size, better materials, etc?
     
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    You mean the GG biker scout?
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    The major difference, other than scale, is that the GG piece is a fully sculpted piece, as where the Sideshow version is "mixed media." The bike for the Sideshow version will be made of polystone and metal (with a fabric pack on the rear of the speeder) and the Scout will be made of polystone, ABS armore, and fabric for the bodysuit. The GG piece is 7" scale (1/10) and the Sideshow piece is 1/4 scale with the length of the bike being about 32 inches; so, the size difference will be dramatic.
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  11. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    I was thinking that Gentle Giant's Speeder Bike was from Sideshow. Duh. [​IMG] I'm pretty knowledgable about Master Replicas props and Hasbro toys but I've never had the space or money to get into Sideshow and Gentle Giant (eventhough nearly everything that I've seen from both companies is beautiful).
    Thanks for the info!
     
  12. Tim Glover

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    Crap, Boba Fett looks pretty incredible! Wow. As does that storm trooper speeder thingy. [​IMG]
    Watching this thread is almost like owning them. Nah, not really. [​IMG]
     
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    No worries Travis. Both GG and Sideshow do put out some quality stuff as does MR. It is sad to see MR bowing out of the high-end collectibles game though; and, it'll be interesting to see who picks up the license.
    Happy to be your "online display case" Tim. [​IMG]
     
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    Just got my Sideshow 1:1 Yoda bust from Adam over at DSC:
    My 1:1 Yoda Bust
    Absolutely perfect!
     
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    Pretty awesome that Yoda Bust is Louie. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks Tim. It really is unbelievable how perfect this turned out.
     
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    Sideshows 1/4 Maul has been added to the collection:
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    The lit up Maul looks rather cool. Way cool! [​IMG]
     
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    TravisR Studio Mogul

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    All three of those are perfect examples of stuff I'd love to get but have no space to display or store it. And probably more importantly, if I was buying Sideshow's stuff and all the crap I normally buy, I'd be down to selling my own plasma to fund it. [​IMG]
     
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    Display space is a huge issue for me as well Travis. I can't even remember how many different bookcases, cabinets, and displays I've bought from Ikea to try an accomodate what I collect. My newest one is the Aspvik display cases which (I hope) will be the last ones I need.

    Tim, yeah, the light-up feature is nothing short of awesome! Vader and Ben are cool, but Maul blows them out of the water.
     

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