View Full Version : Did you preorder Sideshow's 12" Luke figure?
11-14-2005, 03:33 PM
Last Friday, Sideshow Collectibles made available for preorder their first 12" Star Wars figure, Luke Skywalker from Return of the Jedi. This 12" Luke has a top-notch likeness, screen-accurate outfit and accessories, and several swappable hands.
Expected to ship around January, Sideshow initially offered their Sideshow Exclusive version of the figure which came with an extra accessory, the skiff guard's blaster, and was limited to 1,250 pieces -- preorders for the exclusive version were filled within a scant few hours. Once those preorder were filled, Sideshow switched to taking preorders for the regular version, which will also be sold at other retailers when it's released.
It doesn't ship for 2 months or so but some collectors have even preordered both the exclusive and regular versions already without actually seeing the set in person. Other collectors are upset that the Sideshow Exclusive version came and went far too quickly, and are talking about holding out. Some collectors are betting the regular version will be available cheaper at other retailers and are holding out till it hits shelves. So this poll asks fans whether or not they've preordered this turning point in 12" Star Wars collecting.
11-14-2005, 03:48 PM
I got both. I have the Monty Python Set from Sideshow and the Star Wars stuff looks like it might be the best series yet. I bought both versions only because they did an interview with some guys from sideshow and they will NOT release multiple versions of characters. So if you don't get Luke now don't expect a Hoth version, and a Bepsin version etc. Plus If I only bought 1 I know I would end up opening it and displaying it.
11-14-2005, 05:35 PM
Yes, I ordered the regular version because the Exclusive was gone by the time I got off work.
The exclusive is just a hand with a blaster. I'm not that concerned about that. I would be upset if it were something more substantial. Like a different head sculpt or something like that.
I hate the way Sideshow does some of there exclusives. Get this...
First off, they give a buying window so you have to sit by your computer for four hours hitting refresh. Then they give newsletter subscribers first dibbs, however I didn't get my e-mail for the link until 2 days later! It was like congrats, you get to order an hour before everyone else only they were 2 days late!!!!!!!! What the hell!!!!!!
I'm buying thousands of dollars worth of Sideshow stuff and they don't take care of someone like me by allowing me first dibbs.
Sideshow needs to talk to Amy over at Master Replicas and learn how to take care of the LOYAL CUSTOMERS!
Set a pre-order time not a frikin pre-order window. Get a collector society membership for loyal customers, and figure out the glitches in the e-mail system. I don't ever get my newsletter until a day or two later than everyone else!
Anyway, the figure looks awesome! I so happy Sideshow got the 12 inch line. Even though I'm not happy about the customer service, I LOVE the product!
11-14-2005, 05:47 PM
No, I don't want it at all
I dislike Sideshow's policy of offering two figure versions with alternate accessories; for this reason I no longer collect their product.
In fact, I sold all my Sideshow figures on eBay last year and have no plans to buy any of their Star Wars-themed offerings.
11-14-2005, 06:02 PM
Daddy needs a new pair of shoes, in other words I have had to make other things in my life more of a priority. If I was ever to win the lottery you can be sure I would try to get one of these. I just don't have the money to justify buying this right now though.
11-14-2005, 07:17 PM
"No, I'm waiting until it comes out"
I'm excited about this line, but I really want to see this first figure in person before I even think about coughing up $50.
jedi master sal
11-15-2005, 09:43 AM
I bought both versions only because they did an interview with some guys from sideshow and they will NOT release multiple versions of characters. So if you don't get Luke now don't expect a Hoth version, and a Bepsin version etc.
I think you may be mistaken there. They've done something like 5 Jason Voorhees figs from the different movies.
Anyway, I'm not going to buy any of Sideshow's stuff. Nice as it looks, it's too rich for my blood. Okay, I cna afford it, but I'm at a point when I'm trying to pair down my collecting. At the very least I think, man $50 for one 12 inch or 10 Action figures? I'm an army builder, so the figures win out almost all the time.
I have almost all of the Hasbro 12 inch. I think I'm going to try and complete that set and call it a day on large Star Wars Characters. Who knows maybe I might buy one here or there, but at this point in time, it's not what I'm planning on doing.
11-15-2005, 09:48 AM
I quit my toy collecting hobby/habit & I'm selling the last of my crap on Ebay. Just a huge waste of money for crap that's only purpose is to collect dust.
Time for me to grow up!
There's no way they won't do another Luke down the road, I think that just means they won't do another Jedi Luke. Expect Bespin, ANH, X-Wing, Hoth, etc. versions over the coming years. :)
11-15-2005, 12:58 PM
Nope, I'm never been a big fan of the whiney farmboy.
11-15-2005, 05:19 PM
I preordered the exclusive version, it took me about an hour to decide because originally I was going to wait until the regular one hit retail - I don't like limited editions that have low numbers, and I was hoping to find it for $40 at retail - but eventually I got talked into preordering mainly under the argument that it was the first one in the line which made it special.
I'm a little surprised at how many people aren't interested in this piece though, it almost seems like there was more interest in the woefully overpriced Medicom Luke Jedi from Japan.
I'm a little surprised at how many people aren't interested in this piece though,
Personally, I'd rather spend the money on a GG mini-bust. :)
JT, I don't blame you for ordering the the Exclusive version, since it's the first one in the line I could see why you'd go all out on it. I'd be curious to see what you buy after this one (I don't mean just you but other collectors who buy the Exclusive Luke, whether or not they continue to buy the exclusives as they come out or if they taper off and just order the regulars.)
I guess the quality of exclusive will factor into that.
11-16-2005, 08:59 AM
Sideshow produces quality items, but because of the prices, I have to pick and choose. I do have their Planet of the Apes Taylor figure and pre-ordered the John Wayne Marine figure as a Christmas present to myself.
Beside, I already have the Hasbro Saga 12" Luke Jedi. I can live with that.
11-16-2005, 06:03 PM
JT, I don't blame you for ordering the the Exclusive version, since it's the first one in the line I could see why you'd go all out on it. I'd be curious to see what you buy after this one (I don't mean just you but other collectors who buy the Exclusive Luke, whether or not they continue to buy the exclusives as they come out or if they taper off and just order the regulars.)I don't plan on getting many more of the exclusives, the retail versions *should* be fine with me and cheaper which is always important. I suspect this line will do fairly well, but because it's not a "toy" figure as much as a "collectible" figure, it'll be a different group of collectors in some ways. I definitely plan to be picky and not buy 'em all though, I really don't need Arctic Padme in my collection for example.
11-16-2005, 06:17 PM
Have they announced any others yet?
I like the detail and (apparent) quality on these, but there's no way I'd pay $50 or more for a Luke figure.
11-16-2005, 07:52 PM
I orderd both versions. I probably would have missed the exclusive it I didn't have that Friday off. I plan on opening both, but things change and I might just cancel the regular version.
What makes me laugh is the collectors that wont collect this line because they weren't able to order the Exclusive. Like what have been said, it's a gun and I know I wont even display Luke with it. So don't deprive yourself just because of a gun because. If you think it's going to hurt SS, think again. This line has some great potential and I hope SS doesn't limit themselves with only humanoid figures. From the interviews it looks to be that way.
I mean how awesome would it be to have a 12" FX-7 or even a Probe Droid.
11-16-2005, 11:09 PM
Yes, I preordered the exclusive version but I'm probably going to pick up a regular version too. I'm not really thrilled about just getting an exclusive Blaster so I could part with the exclusive if it was fetching insane coin and just stick with the regular version.
11-17-2005, 12:25 AM
HEck no! Im still mad about that stupid poll! :mad:
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