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  1. #11

    Cool Re: Rumor: 12" Bariss, Aayla Secura, Anakin-Vader Transformation, General Grevious

    Too many of us are still buying these figures since we have a bunch of old ones, yes the bodies could be better with more articulation and facial details but a lot of us have way too many of the old ones to start form scratch now.
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  2. #12

    Re: Rumor: 12" Bariss, Aayla Secura, Anakin-Vader Transformation, General Grevious

    I wish they would drop the line. These days 1 out of a few waves is good and that's stretching it.

    I thought the same thing about Side Show, but those $200-300 figures don't look like Luke or Han. Maybe if GG and Sideshow got together they could do something with the line.
    [FONT=Tahoma]I was born at night, but not last night.[/FONT]
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  3. #13

    Re: Rumor: 12" Bariss, Aayla Secura, Anakin-Vader Transformation, General Grevious

    I don't "Collect" but I buy what I like.

    I did not need or buy any of the VOTC 12" - but I have Fett, Luke, and I have Stormies as Han and Luke disguised (the rare KB Toys Set that used "clean" versions for their armor).

    I'd get these E3 figures they listed (Grevious, Vader/Anakin, Aayla, Bariss).

    But I'd want:

    E3 Stormcloner (multiple versions and ranks no doubt)
    E3 Obi-Wan
    E3 or some version of Chancellor Palpatine
    E3 Padme or a good E2 one as a pregnant 12" would be awkward
    E3 Niemoidian Warrior
    E3 Wookiee Warrior

    I bought an extra Dooku, Yoda, and Mace already just for the occasion.

    Maybe Nute Gunray will get done for E3 finally (and include 3 different hats?)


    So there's only 10-12 from an E3 collection that I think I'd want.

  4. #14

    Re: Rumor: 12" Bariss, Aayla Secura, Anakin-Vader Transformation, General Grevious

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbowars
    I wish they would drop the line. These days 1 out of a few waves is good and that's stretching it.

    I thought the same thing about Side Show, but those $200-300 figures don't look like Luke or Han. Maybe if GG and Sideshow got together they could do something with the line.
    what's wrong with this luke?

    http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/c...s_18&item=7116

  5. #15

    Re: Rumor: 12" Bariss, Aayla Secura, Anakin-Vader Transformation, General Grevious

    2 things, it doesn't look like Mark and it's too much $.
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  6. #16
    Sideshow's stuff is also not poseable, if I recall correctly. No extra accessories, etc.

    If you are an Unleashed fan, than Sideshow and Kotkouchi (spelling) are the higher end for you.

    If you are a 12" fan, then Marmit is sort of the higher end for you.


    That's the way I see it.


    None of it is as good as it could be to tell the truth though.

  7. #17

    Re: Rumor: 12" Bariss, Aayla Secura, Anakin-Vader Transformation, General Grevious

    I hardly ever buy the 12 inchers , but the last ones I did buy were the At-St driver and the Imperial Officer... The OTC ones IMO are a ripoff for $30.. thats a lot of money for a 12 inch. Besides I would rather buy three votc stormies. By the way Tycho- How many SP Stormies do you have by now? (My guess is around 15, or you might not have boughten any at all)
    hurray for birthdays!

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  8. #18

    Re: Rumor: 12" Bariss, Aayla Secura, Anakin-Vader Transformation, General Grevious

    SP= super-poseable? I'm used to SA to describe them.

    If you are talking about the 3 3/4", I did NOT buy any of them.

    Actually I bought no VOTC stuff, 3 3/4" or 12".

    In 1995 when I made a decision I'd do some dioramas, there were 9 figures then.

    I said "OK" - I'll crew the Falcon with the Obi-Wan group (all minus Leia).

    I'll do a Death Star Escape thing with Leia and Obi-Wan fighting Vader. For that, I'll buy 5-6 Stormtroopers for the appropriate ratio of troops to heroes.

    As it became hard to find just 5-6 troopers, I learned to hunt at 7am. Then I just bought extra stormtroopers in anticipation of one day having figures to do a Cloud City scene, etc. because Lando was coming out in 1996.

    So I kept buying the '95 Stormtrooper and ended up with close to 90-100 of them.

    I use about 60-70 of them in my scenes, and DO NOT do an Emperor's Arrival Scene, as it gets unoriginal after everyone else is doing it and there's a nice picture of one on my Shuttle Tyderium's box.

    So for action poses, the 1995 Stormtrooper is perfect for multiple poses I'd do with super-articulation anyway. They sculpted him back in the day for near maximum poseability without the articulation.

    I was so satisfied, I did not buy maybe 50 CommTech troopers I had access to for $1.99 in TRU clearances when I picked up some R2/Leia Holos (for that same price, he-he).

    I am not into replacing figures in my scenes:

    VOTC:

    Luke Tatooine - doesn't look that good anyway. Don't need him.
    Han - looks great - just don't need him.
    Leia - looks OK - don't need her
    Obi-Wan - hmmm. The robe throws me off. Should've fit him tighter.

    Vader - don't need him for $10 when there will be some for E3 made, and I'll only need a Vader for 4-5 ROTS scenes I've planned, and I've saved Vader figures from the past that I've liked but didn't need (Cloud City Saga for example) that I'll finally get to use. I estimate I'll only buy 1 (ONE) ROTS Vader should he look the same or not too recongizeably different.

    Lando - looks great - don't need
    C-3PO - pricey for nothing. I have and will get cheaper versions.
    R2-D2 - really tempting, but not necessary for $10, nor worth its value

    Yoda - was tempting. After seeing the way they botched his head sculpt and paint job in person, I turned him down. I'd originally planned to buy him.

    Chewie - very tempting, but not likely for $10 - the price of 2 Wookiee soldiers I'll want to accomplish what I plan for E3.


    Boba Fett - don't need. The 300th Anniversary was so nice, I already bought and saved an extra. Don't need another Fett period.

    Stormtrooper - again, I have still about 12-20 1995 troopers still on their cards - I think I'm opening one to add to my Cloud City display - but I don't need it and I'm not going to army-build at $10 each unless it's the only way to get a character.


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    12" - with almost 100 Stormtroopers in the 3 3/4" size, when I started doing 12" and was making budget decisions and also totally disliked the original Vader and decided NOT to be a completist, but to do scenes with groups of 12" I liked, I decided "No more stormtroopers."

    I got in a great trade the 12" Han & Luke Trooper 2-pack (the rare KB ones that are clean). I display them marching Chewie down the Death Star Corridoors with their helmets on. It's all I need.

    So I definitely wasn't going to army-build with the 12" VOTC Stormtrooper either! Talk about expensive!

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    Clone Troopers was another matter altogether.

    Clones literally suggest the birth of the Empire.

    I went for 40 Super-Articulated Clones and made myself sick for a few days in the process of getting them because no one had done an "Empire Assembling Scene": Palpatine on the balcony with the other Loyalist Senators overlooking row after row of CloneTroopers standing at attention. Only the SA Clones and some of the SA versions of the officers from 2 packs made with the Clone Captain mold (Saga card CT) could achieve this. So going for something original, I found out what it would look like to do "The birth of the Empire." I use about 29 SA Clones, plus yellow, red, and blue officer figures spaced out in command ranks over their men.

    I set it up but have since taken it down because I had no room but to do this on top of a shelving unit that I needed to keep free for other things. I just needed to get a measurement of how big the permanent display would one day be, and make sure I could completely cover it with Clones.


    In 12" - I bought 2 Clones I pose fighting with their Captain and Commander (KB ranked Clones). You remember the famous Vietnam statue of our troops rushing to hold up the flag? Or early A-Team promotional posters? I set them up something like that - a 4 man squad of invincible Mandalorian warriors.

    I kept an extra Captain and Commander I may not need after-all for ROTS due to the uniform change. Not sure what I'll be doing with those 2 boxed officers at the moment.

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    ROTS marks the last time I think I'll be army building - Clones for the most part.

    Then I think it will be nice to relax and experience hunting, buying, and collecting in quantities like the majority of the rest of you do.

    2005 will be the last year I top off my SW spending I'd predict. If it is not the last year I'll be tempted, I still may keep it that way.

    I don't have more room for huge collections based on SW tv shows. I'd only see myself making an exception over EU figures from comics and books I've loved for a long time now: like having 12-15 Yuuzhan Vong taking on Luke Skywalker and Jacen Solo - that sort of display.

    Anyway, it made me tired just writing about it.

  9. #19

    Re: Rumor: 12" Bariss, Aayla Secura, Anakin-Vader Transformation, General Grevious

    SP, SA same difference.. Man Tycho Im gonna have to come back and read your reply later..
    hurray for birthdays!

    http://www.myspace.com/MattGush

  10. #20

    Re: Rumor: 12" Bariss, Aayla Secura, Anakin-Vader Transformation, General Grevious

    Ok I read it...
    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    If you are talking about the 3 3/4", I did NOT buy any of them.
    See.. This is all I wanted to know... Look real quick at my question:
    Quote Originally Posted by mastermatt24
    By the way Tycho- How many SP Stormies do you have by now?
    How many.. thats it. I gotta give you credit- you can write.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    Anyway, it made me tired just writing about it.
    IT SHOULD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hurray for birthdays!

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