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Tycho
02-03-2004, 02:01 PM
This is a somewhat humorous thread, but a somewhat serious one.


Master Replicas - what was really cool or should be done:

the thermal detonator is totally cool
the lightsaber training seeker is likewise, nicely done!

This list of lightsabers is either done, or should be:

Qui-Gon Jinn
Qui-Gon Jinn F/X
Obi-Wan Kenobi (TPM)
Obi-Wan Kenobi F/X (TPM)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (ANH)
Obi-Wan Kenobi F/X (ANH)
Anakin Skywalker
Anakin Skywalker F/X
Darth Vader
Darth Vader F/X
Mace Windu
Mace Windu F/X
Count Dooku
Count Dooku F/X
Darth Maul
Darth Maul F/X
Darth Maul battle damaged
Darth Maul battle damaged F/X
Master Yoda
Master Yoda F/X
Luke Skywalker (ANH)
Luke Skywalker F/X (ANH)
Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
Luke Skywalker F/X (ROTJ)

Then Blasters:

Han Solo ANH
Han Solo ANH F/X
Han Solo ROTJ
Han Solo ROTJ F/X
Luke Skywalker (ESB)
Luke Skywalker (ESB) FX
Stormtrooper
Stormtrooper F/X
Stormtrooper Rifle
Stormtrooper Rifle F/X
Tusken Gaderffi Stick
Rebel Fleet Trooper Blaster
Rebel Fleet Trooper Blaster F/X
Hoth Soldier Rifle
Hoth Soldier Rifle F/X
Bespin Blaster
Bespin Blaster F/X
Chewbacca's Bowcaster
Chewbacca's Bowcaster F/X
Boba Fett's blaster rifle
Boba Fett's blaster rifle F/X
Boba Fett's rocket pack
Boba Fett's wrist rocket pack
Jango Fett's blasters
Jango Fett's wrist blades package
Jango Fett's saberdart package
Jango Fett's flame thrower package
Battle Droid Blaster
Nabbo Royal Guard Ascension Gun
Naboo Royal Security Rifle
Padme's blaster
Princess Leia's blaster with silencer (ANH)
Princess Leia's blaster (ROTJ)
Luke Skywalker's borrowed Jabba Blaster (ROTJ)
Weequay force pike
Gamorrean Vibro-blade
Boussh's laser rifle
Dengar's Slug-thrower Cannon
Bossk's blaster rifle
4-Lom's double barrels
Gungan Electropole
Jawa ion blaster
Bikerscout blaster
A MOUSE DROID
Chewie's bandolier and ammo cartridges
Qui-Gon's midichlorian counter...(well maybe it shouldn't be done)
Han Solo's lifesigns scanner (ESB)

THINGS THAT SHOULD PROBABLY NOT BE DONE, (but seem likely, or have happened already):

The Emperor's Cane
The Yavin Medal of Valor (ok... well I might start liking this one...)
Princess Leia's hairclips (only $399)
C-3PO's commlink (well...it might be cool...)
Leia's wrist communicator (ROTJ...might sort of be cool)
Chewie's welding goggles
Han & Chewie's hydrospanner set
Luke's prosthetic hand
Han Solo's oxygen mask
TuanTaun entrails
Padme's trick handcuffs (AOTC)
Poggle the Lesser's staff
Yoda's hover chair (unless they can incorporate it into a child's auto safety seat)


I don't know. This thread is less funny than I thought it would be, but actually presents some cool possibilities.

But what is MR's role going to be? Weaponsmith or costume accessorizor. There stuff is very expensive to buy to wear, but some of it (like lightsabers) you just can't help but want to wear anyway.

If a prop of C-3PO's commlink was made, don't you think it would have to be reasonably priced - like at $50 or less? I mean it gets sort of silly with The Emperor's Cane, don't you think?

Beast
02-03-2004, 02:10 PM
I dunno. I like the Cane and Medal. It's just something unique. I was sick of seeing sabers. The Thermal Detonator and the two above mentioned items were a breath of fresh air. :)

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Kidhuman
02-03-2004, 02:46 PM
Some of the stuff like sabers and some blasters are cool. The medals sound nice too. I dont know about the cane and such. Making all those blasters and accessories sounds kinda lame. Although 400 bucks for some hair clips.......hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Maybe they can make a replica of Hammerheads double barrel blaster rifle

[DSS]Pedr0
02-03-2004, 02:47 PM
Pretty much ANY thing seen on screen can/will be made. No matter how odd or ridiculous it seems. Lots of people would rather see other props being made. I do. But they will release what they have to to make money and hold the market.

Jayspawn
02-04-2004, 11:18 AM
I like the Yavin Medal and the Jedi Training Remote. Very cool and legitimate props. I could really care less about 4-LOM's gun or a Hoth Soldier rifle.

[DSS]Pedr0
02-04-2004, 04:48 PM
I like the Yavin Medal and the Jedi Training Remote. Very cool and legitimate props. I could really care less about 4-LOM's gun or a Hoth Soldier rifle.
The more props the merrier, I like them all. :D

Jayspawn
02-09-2004, 01:03 PM
The background props are useless. You're friends and family will be all over how "cool!" Luke Skywalker or Obi-Wan Kenobi's Lightsabers are and then when they see 4-LOM's rifle you'll say...

"Uhh, remember in "Empire" in that one scene that one bounty hunter is holding this gun -you see it for just a second but isnt it cool!?"

Useless.

mini-rock
02-09-2004, 05:26 PM
Well, if you are collecting props for the sake of pleasing friends and family then perhaps you are collecting for the wrong reasons. For those of us who collect these for ourselves, and who like the more obscure props, most of these are more than welcome. :)

[DSS]Pedr0
02-09-2004, 06:08 PM
The background props are useless. You're friends and family will be all over how "cool!" Luke Skywalker or Obi-Wan Kenobi's Lightsabers are and then when they see 4-LOM's rifle you'll say...

"Uhh, remember in "Empire" in that one scene that one bounty hunter is holding this gun -you see it for just a second but isnt it cool!?"

Useless.
Besides, the best thing about colelcting is the fact that if you dont like it, DONT BUY IT. Never having to explain the origins of a "background" prop. :D

mini-rock
02-09-2004, 06:34 PM
BTW, anyone looking to add the MOY to their collection, but hasn't ordered yet, it looks like it's down to approx. 284 pieces over at MR.

Darth Kirk
02-15-2004, 12:14 AM
I want the limited edition severed Luke hand and/or severed Anakin arm.. I think these severed limbs encased in a clear case.. Oh and there would be a switch, when turned on, would have the limbs twitch.. coooooool

Jayspawn
02-15-2004, 12:48 AM
Well first off I only collect to collect and am not the slightest bit concerned with impressing anybody. But replicas of absurd things like Luke's severed hand or 4-LOM's right leg -come on. A Rebel Soldier Rifle from Hoth will look pretty close to a rifle you can order from somewhere. You could find one at some Gun Show I'm sure (though I'e never been to one)

Lightsabers, Blasters and cool AT-AT like stuff is awesome! Thats what we really want -thats what we're buying. The Jedi Training Remote and Yavin Medal are significant props and feasible, sellable, and profitable replicas. MR is right on the money.

Darth Kirk
02-15-2004, 02:14 AM
Yea, well Hayspawn, I am slightly on the morbid end of the scale.. Its just that the severed limbs bind the father and son team of Ani and Luke.. Hey maybe they could release a father/son special, two limbs for the price of one.. Oh, and the special edition version could have the twitching action, while the regular version would not.. :evil:

silentsteel70
02-27-2004, 08:46 PM
I myself have a limited edtion Darth Vader lightsaber from A New Hope. The lightsbaers I can see them doing, because the movies revolve around these props, Darth Vaders, Luke Skywalkers, Mace etc. I can see them doing those (which they have) let's have new lightsabers like Kit Fisto's or Aalaya Secura lightsabers.

These secondary props...like princess Leias hairhands (what a waste of time!) and Luke's severed hand (gross!!) who would want these except hard core star wars fans...which I know there are a few out there. But I would not want to but something that is a replica of something that was on a womans head for $399!!

I can see them doing the Emperors cane and the Yavin medal...but guys don't you think master Replicas is going too far!!? :crazed:

echo5
04-28-2004, 08:54 PM
I actually bought The Emperor's cane as soon as it was available (125/1500) and thought it was very cool. It's pretty durable to. I also thought it was clever that it came with the cloak clasp as well.

I hope Master Replica's comes out with reasonably-priced costumes. I can't imagine a replica of Leia's metal bikini would cost that much... there's not much to it!

They've pretty much exhausted the lightsaber replicas.

I heard rumors that they were going to sell Stormtrooper armor. Anyone else hear that? We'll see.

dr_evazan22
04-28-2004, 10:10 PM
Have any of you guys seen the MR LOTR items? I kinda think they went too far, IMO. I guess we'll see how they do with the sales. Anyone planning on buying any of them? Have you gotten any of the ST replicas?

On another note, I heard that MR may be ... Sorry, will be doing some vehicles. Something I'd like to see is a Naboo fighter, with some really great chrome work on it. I have the toy hanging in my living room. As nice as it is, seeing the gray color on it instead of chrome is a bit disappointing.

[DSS]Pedr0
04-28-2004, 10:38 PM
Have any of you guys seen the MR LOTR items? I kinda think they went too far, IMO. I guess we'll see how they do with the sales. Anyone planning on buying any of them? Have you gotten any of the ST replicas?

On another note, I heard that MR may be ... Sorry, will be doing some vehicles. Something I'd like to see is a Naboo fighter, with some really great chrome work on it. I have the toy hanging in my living room. As nice as it is, seeing the gray color on it instead of chrome is a bit disappointing.
I actually want the Severed Sauron Finger with Light UP RING. The rest is meh. :zzz: MR is supposed to be doing a few more Studio Scale models, when what and how many is up in the air, altho it was mentioned like 2-3/yr. A few HUNDRED DOLLAR collectible "hanging" from the ceiling???? :eek: Not me....would fall and break on me with my luck. :D

Jayspawn
04-29-2004, 08:52 AM
I'm gonna pass on all the LOTR Master Replica props. Mostly because United Cutlery has already made most of the swords, helmets, knives and staffs AND at much less the cost of a Master Replica. I personally own the Glamdring sword of Gandalf and its f'n amazing. Comes with a wall plaque and everything.

I almost bought the Phaser from First Contact signed by Patrick Stewart -I found it for a great price once but passed. I would really like the Classic Phaser from The Original Series -but Ary Asylum just made a toy that lights up and makes sounds and is fun as hell to play with.

dr_evazan22
04-29-2004, 01:33 PM
It's my toy that I have hanging from the cieling. I wouldn't consider hanging something so expensive.

[DSS]Pedr0
04-29-2004, 05:22 PM
It's my toy that I have hanging from the cieling. I wouldn't consider hanging something so expensive.

Ah, misread ya. My bad. :p

JediTricks
04-29-2004, 05:56 PM
Something I'd like to see is a Naboo fighter, with some really great chrome work on it. I have the toy hanging in my living room. As nice as it is, seeing the gray color on it instead of chrome is a bit disappointing.You should check out the AMT/Ertl Die-Cast Naboo Fighter model, I actually picked one of these up on Midnight Madness 1. It's really nice, it assembles with screws and then has metal plugs to cover up those holes, it's almost all metal, and the only parts that need painting are the cockpit, pilot, and astromech dome (I assembled mine without painting as I don't do paint anymore). It's smaller than the Hasbro vehicle though, a little bigger than Action Fleet scale.

Update - there's an image of the box in this auction, but I'm not endorsing the auction itself: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=49212&item=3190435115&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW