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BlueSnags
02-17-2006, 03:58 PM
Here we go, direct from GG's site:

Wizard World East June 2-4
2006 Tour Exclusive Darth Vader Bust-Up

San Diego Comic Con July 19-23
Deluxe Shock Trooper mini bust and Bust-Up
Death Eater mini bust Lucius Malfoy
Clash of the Titans rotocast figures 3-pack autographed by Ray Harryhausen
2006 Tour Exclusive Darth Vader Bust-Up

Gen Con Indy 2006 August 10-13
Mara Jade mini bust
2006 Tour Exclusive Darth Vader Bust-Up


Oh boy, this is going to be a real ****storm. I'm dreading San Diego, but now I know I have to go. Crap. At least the Vader bust-up sounds like it'll be a con exclusive, not just exclusive to Toy Fair.

Anyone going to Gen Con and can pick me up a Mara Jade bust, I'd really appreciate it.:thumbsup:

Here's the link:

http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/news/?id=51

Turbowars
02-17-2006, 06:39 PM
I knew it I knew it!!! Dude can you believe this crap? So I guess we will be driving there on Preview night.:whip:

Reefer Shark
02-17-2006, 08:18 PM
Oh man, this sucks... but we knew it was gonna happen, right? Can I hitch a ride with you guys to SDCC? :yes:

I guess I'll have no choice but to find an online source for the Mara Jade.... I'll post if I find any pre-orders or anything.

Turbowars
02-17-2006, 08:39 PM
If we really go I don't see why not. Here's the thing to think about. Is it really worth going? It will cost 60 to get in the Con, X amount for Gas, 50 for the bust and Time. If we can get the bust for around 100 on the secondary market it might be better just to do that. No matter what happens I will be going Saturday. We just have to figure out if we should buy the full week pass or just one day, but to get in on pre view nite we have to buy the 60 pass.

jal
02-17-2006, 09:29 PM
If anyone is going to either of the conventions, i would gladly pay cost plus more if you could pick up one each of the Shocktrooper and Mara Jade busts.I also have one of the Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguise busts that is for trade. Or even if you know someplace that will sell them online after the show. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

swabie2424
02-17-2006, 10:20 PM
Turbo, Reefer, Snaggy etc...

I'm going to SDCC for sure. I get in for free every year (pro pass). I go with like five people every year who could care less about GG, so my odds will be decent to get a bust or two.

So... if I can score any extra exclusive shocktroopers, I will share the wealth if you guys strike out. Hopefully, I will score at least a couple... but a couple years ago... I didn't even get one single Luke as Stormie. What a crock!

I also, will need help with the Mara Jade.

The one thing about GG busts, they usually show up in force on "certain sites" right after the event. And then the price usually dips. There's always a "reasonable" deal there if you're patient.

Turbowars
02-19-2006, 11:01 AM
Turbo, Reefer, Snaggy etc...

I'm going to SDCC for sure. I get in for free every year (pro pass). I go with like five people every year who could care less about GG, so my odds will be decent to get a bust or two.

So... if I can score any extra exclusive shocktroopers, I will share the wealth if you guys strike out. Hopefully, I will score at least a couple...I'm holding you to this Swabie!!!!

2-1B
02-19-2006, 12:27 PM
GG isn't doing Chicago this year? :(

Jayspawn
02-19-2006, 08:10 PM
If you can include me on that list too swabie, tha'd be great! But hopefully you'll at least get one yourself. Be brave. Fight hard!

I put a note on the MR Blog to please allocate plenty on the side for Collector's Club Members.

BlueSnags
02-19-2006, 11:13 PM
Hopefully GG/SDCC has figured out a way to meet the demand of this bust. And by "figured out a way" I don't mean:

Only making 2500 or less
Having a stupid *** raffle where scalpers are charging you $20 for a ticket
Letting crap *** scalper companies like Brian's Toys buy 200 of them

They need to implement a system where your badge gets punched after you purchase the clone. One or two purchases per person, per day. Sell whatever's left thru GG's Collector Club or SWS.com. Simple.

Now, the question remains: What's gonna be the SWS.com exclusive? I'll take a guess and say...Commander Gree.

Turbowars
02-19-2006, 11:26 PM
What else could they have? Maybe Cody or Bly? Gree and these 2 clones need retooling if they plan on using the new ROTS Clone as the base. I just hope it's not that horrid Blue HOLO Qui Gon.

dr_evazan22
02-20-2006, 12:58 PM
I'm also hoping that some of these exclusives are released thru SWS.com to Hyperspace members, as some have been in the past.

For the holo bust, they should've done Maul, since he looks ot be in same pose as when he WAS in a holo.

Sith Lord 0498
02-20-2006, 03:52 PM
For the holo bust, they should've done Maul, since he looks ot be in same pose as when he WAS in a holo.

Yeah, that would've made a lot more sense. That is exactly the pose he stands in as a hologram...although his eyes weren't looking upward like the eyes on the mini-bust.

It's strange that they chose to make Qui-Gon a hologram. Perhaps they're suggesting his "spirit" form??

nash
02-25-2006, 09:57 AM
can anyone here attending SDCC hook me up with a shocktrooper? It would be greatly appreciated.

jedi master sal
02-28-2006, 04:04 PM
Hmm, well I'm planning on putting at least $100 aside for the Shocktrooper bust but probably more. I'll be one bidding fool on eBay for this thing. (Unless Tycho-or anyone else in the San Diego area-can hook me up with it.)

Tycho, if you get it, I'm telling you now that I'll pay $100 for it. That would pay your admission and then some.

-Sal

mm74md
05-19-2006, 08:20 AM
Anyone know if GG will do any online ordering for non attendees like Sideshow did? I highly doubt it since it wasn't mentioned in their latest newsletter :cry:

Hellboy
05-19-2006, 09:55 PM
Anyone know if GG will do any online ordering for non attendees like Sideshow did? I highly doubt it since it wasn't mentioned in their latest newsletter :cry:

They'll be available to the Collectors Club members. Hopefully there will be enough for all of us to get at least one (I know I'd like a couple) with the production run set at 3500. Unlike the 500 Blackhole Stormtroopers held over for US release which are going to disappear in the blink of an eye. :cry:

In an interview over at RS (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1832667&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#1832667) GG had this to say when asked the same question:


The last few years we've held a small quantity back from the shows for members of our Collector's Club to purchase from our website at the conclusion of the summer shows. This has worked well in the past, and we're more than likely to continue this process for this year.

mm74md
05-20-2006, 09:37 AM
Thanks Hellboy

tk_110201
05-30-2006, 04:05 AM
As a foreign collector, I'm almost sure that i would miss the mara jade bust. Darn.

Jayspawn
05-31-2006, 10:58 AM
I have a friend who might be going to SDCC. He said he'd be willing to get a Shocktrooper Bust for me if he could, but I told him not to sell a kidney to get one.

VidKidd
06-18-2006, 12:29 AM
Im going to the con with a friend good thing is, shes not a starwars fan so if i need two of something i usally can get it. I went one day lastyear (sat) and got everything i wanted. Sense im there the entire time this year i should do alright. And if i can get any extras of the bust, ill do what i can for you guys.

ricks
06-20-2006, 11:13 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm new here and this is my first post woo.

Anyways, if anyone going to the SDCC is willing to help me pick up a Malfoy Death Eater bust then I'll be eternally grateful!

Please PM me if you can help! Thanks in advance! (sorry for being a bit off topic)

- Ricks

jedi master sal
06-21-2006, 01:02 PM
Well, I'm still asking for the "Shocktrooper Bust/Bust-Up set" and now I'm offering $200 for one. Proof is neccessary before payment of course. (This offer includes the shipping, since you the buyer will still be making a nice profit from this.)

Thanks to anyone who can.

-Sal