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Tycho
06-05-2009, 11:32 AM
Grrrrr. This is more than I wanted to spend, but I may yet "have to" get 2 of these. I envision my SideShow Emperor kneeling over my Hasbro Crispy Anakin (from the Ultimate Darth Vader set from E3's 12" Collection - and probably the only decent use for this figure in my collection - as a burnt and charred, correctly disfigured persona) and 2 Shocktroopers hurrying to assist their Emperor on Mustafar. (The Hasbro E3 Anakin came with 2 heads - regular (sucked) and xtra crispy (useful). His clothing could be changed into Darth Vader's gear. This was a good concept as a TOY but the sculptwork was first and foremost what the figure was lacking (Hayden Christianson's likeness that is).

As for different kinds of E3 Clones? Which would I get?

Utopau - have 1 already. Want Cody. I think I can pass on an Airborne.

Kashyyyk - cool but I'll save money here. No thanks (to Scout and Gree both - probably. I can tell it's already tempting me.:rolleyes: )

501st Legion - I don't know. I might possibly be able to skip these, come to think of it. My Anakin figure is occupied fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The StarCorps - maybe 1 and Commander Bly to go with Aayla. I hadn't considered this before, but I'd been planning to get the 501st until I started typing this post. Just now I realized that I didn't need them for what I'm displaying. Then again, SSC could always make Bail Organa in his speeder pilot outfit....

The Galactic Marines / Commander Bacarra - as cool as these look, I think I can do without. I have a few of them Hasbro Snowtrooper Style from ESB.

Blue2th
06-05-2009, 02:13 PM
I never really like the candy cane look of the Shocktrooper as much, but I might have to get one. Just because I have the Sideshow Emperor.
I didn't buy the 12" Hasbro Anakin-Vader, but might have to pick him up just for a crispy Anakin.

It'd be cool if they made a pauldron and skirt so he could be Commander Thire like the Target Order 66 2-pk, though he could be without it according to the movie.

How much you wanna bet the next one will be a 501st, because we have the SS Anakin-Vader already, though I would rather have a Commander Bly for Aayla. He's got all the extra pauldron and skirt stuff to sculpt, so we probably won't see him sooner.

Jayspawn
06-05-2009, 09:27 PM
Its a great looking figure. If we wern't in a recession I'd probably go for it. However, I'm holding out for Cody. If Sideshow made Cody 1st then this figure I'd probably get it.

But Cody is #1.

jonthejedi
06-06-2009, 06:06 AM
Right there with you on the $$$ situation. Looks great, but I'm holding out for Cmdrs. Cody & Gree; would also love an airborne trooper. I never got Medicom's RAH shockie, so I'll probably regret my decision.

jedibear
06-07-2009, 01:46 PM
In one of their recent Q&A sessions, Sideshow hinted that Cody and the Airborne Trooper may be on the horizon (would'nt it be great if they were one of the big announcements at SDCC this year?)....as much as I'm enjoying the 212th Trooper...I hope this is the case.

I like the Shock Trooper...Lord Sidious needs an escort on display and this will look great...

Luuuuuuke
06-08-2009, 02:35 PM
I already have the Medicom Shocktrooper, which actually "looks" fantastic. I won't get into the annoying mechanical problems with it.

I also have the Medicom 501st clone, which again, visually looks really good. If I had to do it all over again I may have waited for Sideshow to release these (No matter what, Medicom's are not $60 better). But I'm not motivated to go through the hassle of selling these to get Sideshow ones.

From now on, I'm considering buying only commanders, with the exception of a Galactic Marine or Kashyyk trooper. Cody is a no brainer, but personally I'd love a Bacara. Sideshow though. Not paying $150 any more cause it's not worth it.

Tycho
06-12-2009, 08:49 PM
Today I was able to order the NON-Exclusive figure with the NORMAL stand.

I've decided to just buy 1 (one). Sometimes less is more.

There are troops where you usually want two - like if I were doing the 501st with Vader.

But with Palpatine, I really would like to see there being 2 Royal Guards with him.

A single Shocktrooper could signify Commander Thire and not detract from how I'll have Palpatine posed over the Hasbro Crispy Anakin (from Ultimate Darth Vader set).

jonthejedi
06-13-2009, 12:18 PM
Does it even come with a stand...I got the impression from the contents description that no reg. stand was even included. Can anyone confirm?

Luuuuuuke
06-13-2009, 01:38 PM
Does it even come with a stand...I got the impression from the contents description that no reg. stand was even included. Can anyone confirm?

If it's like the Utapau clone, it certainly comes with a stand. The regular black one the other Sideshow figures come with.

Considering the looseness of the limbs, Sideshow would be irresponsible to not include one. Fantastic looking figures, very poseable, but damn if they couldn't have been firmed up.

jedibear
06-21-2009, 10:57 AM
I was surprised to see the edition for this set at only 750! Wow...glad I grabbed one.

Tycho
12-09-2009, 07:30 PM
My Shocktrooper arrived today.

I should have time to open him and take a look later, but my cat is having surgery and I'm concerned for her.

Jayspawn
12-10-2009, 11:40 AM
Hope that Tychocat does well in surgery and that you have a great figure to enjoy as its recovering.

AmanaMatt
12-10-2009, 04:12 PM
Hope your cat comes out ok! And yeah, my Shocktrooper arrived today. Pretty much a perfect figure

Tycho
12-10-2009, 06:45 PM
Thanks. Isabel (one of my 2 cats) is doing alright after surgery. She's made 2 trips to the litterbox. Other than that, she stays hiding under my bed and I have to bring her food and water bowls to her and encourage her to eat a little. Once I've seen her emerge to go to the kitchen food bowl on her own. Sadly, she limps from the pain, but there is nothing wrong with her legs and she will walk normally when she feels better her doctor said.

AmanaMatt
12-11-2009, 10:36 AM
If it was major surgery as it sounds, give her 5 days or more.......

jedibear
12-24-2009, 12:14 AM
Wishing your cat a speedy recovery, Tycho...

Picked up this great looking trooper from BBTS this week. My first shopping experience with them. Fast. efficient, well-packed. No complaints here...I'll shop there again.

Anyway, enough with the plug...

I'm really impressed with this one. The base body is a little more loose-limbed than the Utapau Trooper I have, but he'll stay displayed on the stand anyway so...it's ok.

If anyone's still on the fence about these troopers...don't be! They really are well-done...

Here are a few shots of him...with more to come later.

Tycho
12-24-2009, 05:08 AM
What gun do you have your shocktrooper carrying? My shocktrooper didn't come with any such weapon. I got the standard blaster and standard rifle.

Your scene is exactly how I'd make mine, adding Hasbro's "Ultimate Darth Vader" lying down in "crispy Anakin mode."

Bosskman
12-25-2009, 08:34 AM
That IS the standard blaster.

jedibear
12-25-2009, 01:05 PM
Yes, that's the "carbine blaster" that comes with him...it might look a little different there because I bend the stock back so the trooper can hold the barrel with his other hand.