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sergiurusu
10-18-2010, 09:15 AM
http://www.efxcollectibles.com/p-92-imperial-tie-fighter.aspx


From eFX Collectibles:

We are proud to announce the pre-order of our incredible TIE Fighter FX Model. The pre-order period is Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9AM, PDST through November 7, 2010, 11:59 PM PST. Once again, the edition size will be determined by the pre-order, but will not exceed 1000 pieces worldwide.


The price is US$999 plus shipping and Handling, California state sales tax, if applicable, and duties and taxed levied by the destination country, if are one of our international customers. There is a $350 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit required at the time you place your pre-order.


We will also offer a 4 payment lay-away plan.

Payment 1: $350 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit at pre-order

Payment 2: $225 when the TIE Fighter is in stock and ready to ship, anticipated Q1-2011

Payment 3: $225 approximately 30 days later

Payment 4: $199* approximately 30 days later *Plus shipping and Handling, California state sales tax, if applicable.

There will be a cancellation fee in addition to the NON-REFUNDABLE $350 deposit if you decide to cancel your order. Please see the Terms and Conditions for details of the cancellation fees.

JediTricks
10-18-2010, 04:23 PM
Looks good, but I don't have a grand, not even in portions. Looks better than the Icons one.

sergiurusu
10-19-2010, 12:24 AM
Even with my recent health problems and with the economic recession I saved the money for this for over a year now and didn't touch it. Thus I really hope to be able to get one.

Jayspawn
10-20-2010, 06:51 PM
I have it preordered through RedfordFilms. I saved $75 in shipping and didn't have to pony up the $350 down payment to eFX. I wish them well but I got a better deal by not ordering direct (not to sound mean, but that sounds wrong). I like the idea of paying all at once.

sergiurusu
10-21-2010, 12:58 AM
I don't think eFX will worry if we don't order from them directly, as long as we order from distributors. It's in our interest to get the best deal possible. :thumbsup:

sergiurusu
11-12-2010, 04:26 AM
Just received the ACME TIE Fighter Sketchplate to go with the upcoming eFX TIE Fighter prop replica :thumbsup:

sergiurusu
12-22-2010, 05:55 AM
Some news regarding the TIE Fighter from the eFX newsletter

Jayspawn
01-20-2011, 11:59 AM
Even though this is still a few months off, I'm still really stoked about this!

sergiurusu
05-25-2012, 12:57 AM
Some news regarding the TIE Fighter and Vader Limited

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sergiurusu
12-18-2012, 01:05 AM
Some of the TIE Fighters arrived to the people who ordered them. Unfortunately some have problems when attaching the wings. anyway some pics from the guys who got them:

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Snowtrooper
12-19-2012, 05:06 PM
That thing looks awesome! I've heard a little about the wing problems. What's the deal exactly? Is it deformed parts, or are people not attaching them correctly?

sergiurusu
12-20-2012, 08:06 AM
I don't know, it could be both. But again to start worrying for another eFX piece is not encouraging...

Snowtrooper
12-20-2012, 01:12 PM
Its unfortunate that they can't get some of the QC issue taken care of. They've been working on the TIE for over 2 years, so you'd think they'd have all the details worked out on it. All these issues are hurting their reputation. I think hiring a PR person to release updates and to answer emails would do them a world of good.

sergiurusu
12-31-2012, 03:06 AM
I know what you mean alas. I'm not a fan of the "new" eFX and their policies. Hopefully they will wake up and understand that respect for customers = good business. Anyway from what I know my TIE will arrive in February and hopefully without any issues. The fact that we have to think that a collectible might arrive with issues after the big $ we pay for them is insane...

sergiurusu
02-19-2013, 11:54 PM
My eFX TIE Fighter arrived, just put it together. Glad I managed to attach the screws quite easily, but indeed I had to sand down the interior of the wing cover plates to fit better - now I can have them on or off with ease. To peel off the sticky paper on the acrylic base was a HUGE pain in the *** though. I couldn't peel it off in one move like on Vader helmet base, but small pieces half size a dollar bill. Crazy.

Overall it looks really impressive, I wanted this TIE Fighter studio scale for years, and can say I'm happy with it. I don't know too much about TIE Fighter's accuracy, but even if not as accurate as a custom TIE Fighter kit, the eFX is still a great display piece.


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Snowtrooper
02-20-2013, 06:17 PM
Its a beauty! Glad you didn't have the some of the problems I've been reading about. As far as I know, its very accurate although I suppose someone with more expertise than me could point out some flaws. Someone over on therpf said that $999 is a steal for a studio scale model. To have one individually made apparently costs a whole lot more just because of the amount of work that goes into it. I suppose it could be a reason why it took so long for efx to come out with it.

sergiurusu
02-21-2013, 02:07 AM
Thanks! Indeed I'm glad it arrived without problems - I don't really count the bad quality of base cover sheet a problem since it didn't affect the quality of the TIE in the end - though it not careful when taking it off it could get the base scratched if not careful. But the TIE itself is very impressive, maybe not as impressive as the MR AT-AT but very close. It would have been even better if eFX use a black or clear acylic pole (like Icons) and maybe also a black or Death Star base. Still when recovering budget I might go for a custom Death Star base one day...

Snowtrooper
02-21-2013, 10:10 AM
The efx TIE and DS base would look great together.

JediTricks
02-21-2013, 01:36 PM
That's a beauty, congratulations on the get.

I've had that problem with the sticky paper on the acrylic bases before, it's VERY frustrating, I wonder how they inspect the bases for flaws with the factory paper on them. Maybe they don't inspect that aspect at all.


Having the TIE and the DS base together would remind me of the Icons piece, I used to look at it a lot in the shop when I was a lad.

sergiurusu
02-22-2013, 01:20 AM
Thanks! :)

The sticky paper which I had on Vader helmet base was easy to remove. Ob the TIE it was hell. I also had to unscrew the acrylic and wipe the underneath right part where there was some dust infiltrated there. But right now the base looks great. Though I wish the pole was black instead of shiny silver, would distract less IMO.

sergiurusu
02-23-2013, 03:07 AM
John Dykstra signed plaque - this was one of the fastest TTM's I ever had in my life, he also returned the $15 cash I included




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JediTricks
02-23-2013, 04:17 PM
John Dykstra signed plaque - this was one of the fastest TTM's I ever had in my life, he also returned the $15 cash I included




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Snowtrooper
02-23-2013, 09:40 PM
That is really cool! You always get neat stuff to go along with your props.

sergiurusu
02-24-2013, 01:37 AM
That is so cool!


That is really cool! You always get neat stuff to go along with your props.

Thanks guys :)