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    SSG's NY Toy Fair Master Replicas Coverage

    Our own SirSteve got photos of the goods that MR rolled out at the New York Toy Fair '06, here's the gallery:


    The mini-blasters look great, I hope the price isn't too high because I definitely want 'em both.

    I have to admit, that umbrella is kinda cute, I gather they're not who made it, just distributing it, I remember seeing the Japanese manufacturer news last year.

    I am surprised they're doing a Maul FX saber in 1 box, I know the rumors were abound on that but it still caught me off guard to see the box for the "full saber".

    There's lots more to see, so check it all out!
    Last edited by JediTricks; 02-13-2006 at 08:14 PM.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

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    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    I didn't see evidence of the Maul FX saber being available as a whole (2 bladed set) in 1 box. I planned to buy 2 half-sabers and put them together. Either way, that thing is awesome! Did they say when you can order it? I have to have one now!

    Meanwhile, Obi-Wan's ROTS/ANH saber sucks. It's the thick-neck issue MR warned us about. I can't wait for them to do a TPM saber for Obi-Wan. I'll be all over that.

    A Star Wars poker set with cards and chips? Oh, God! We'll never hear the end of it once JediMasterSal sees that and starts bringing his to conventions

    The Millennium Falcon Studio Scale looks sweet! I've never bought a studio scale before, but that is my favorite ship in all of sci-fi (I think 2nd is the Blockade Runner and 3rd is the USS Defiant). The Falcon might be the first Studio Scale ship I buy. It's really tempting and Hasbro is not...
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    Oh, also, Steve is still working the show and the after-show stuff, but he just told me that he heard the Maul Force FX saber will be sold both ways, as the regular half-saber and 2 of the regular half-sabers to make up the whole (the whole version's box is in the gallery), and that the "full saber" box will likely be a little cheaper than buying 2 separate ones.


    Meanwhile, Obi-Wan's ROTS/ANH saber sucks. It's the thick-neck issue MR warned us about.
    We knew it was gonna be like that. I think it looks good, the materials look nice and help separate the neck from the other parts, that's what bothered me about the Luke ROTJ is that the neck blends too easily with the surroundings. BTW, it's only the Kenobi ROTS saber, the saber in ANH is significantly different and hopefully they'll cover it in FX form down the road.

    Here's one of the Maul FX full saber box photos, there are more: http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/sho...17083&cat=4637
    (that URL will be moving soon, I am organizing the coverage of Sideshow now and MR is up next) It looks to me like the sabers will be on top of each other, which is MUCH better than some huge 8' box (not that MR wouldn't try it if they wanted, I gather the box on the AT-AT is a monster ).


    The poster board MR had with the Falcon didn't really speak to me more than any other quality model of the Falcon, but Steve wisely got that shot of someone at the booth holding a 2-dimensional mockup of the size of their studio model and it's a great size! I'd be all over this one if I could afford it, or if I used those blackmail photos of Tycho
    http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/sho...17069&cat=4637
    Last edited by JediTricks; 02-13-2006 at 08:30 PM.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    You guys may know this already, but that posterboard Falcon they're holding up is an image of the actual 32 inch ESB Falcon prop used in the movie, not the MR prototype. But not to fear, I've been fine toothing those unpainted "master pattern" images posted from their display booth with those of the posterboard Falcon and my own personal reference files and they are awesomely accurate! Of course.

    VERY exciting indeed!

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    to clearify - in that last comment, I didn't intend to make MR sound like they were pulling one over on us with the posterboard cut out Falcon - I'm sure they intended to have something "finished" to show actual scale with a person and build excitement. It is a great idea.(They're probably telling people who ask about the cut out that it's a pic of the real movie prop, but alas I'm not there. I only know what I see on the posts and was passing along info I'm personally excited about.)

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    MR's Studio Scale vehicle prop replicas are all built to be the same size and details as the actual movie props, so that cardboard cutout of the Falcon represents their Studio Scale version which will be the same size as the movie prop.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    " Father forgive me for I have sinned, I have lusted after MR in my heart"

    Does anyone know what the price point on the costumes is going to be?

    I want an umbrella now!!!
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    I want to know the price of that Falcon...

    I'm guessing $1500 or more. Closer to $2K.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tycho
    A Star Wars poker set with cards and chips? Oh, God! We'll never hear the end of it once JediMasterSal sees that and starts bringing his to conventions
    What the ...why you little...

    heh heh. Nah, I'm passing on those. Chips are chips. Maybe if you guys would have come over for a game of Texas Hold'Em I could have won the money to pay for this set.
    Last edited by jedi master sal; 02-14-2006 at 09:36 AM.
    Move along, move along

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    Quote Originally Posted by jedi master sal



    What the ...why you little...

    heh heh. Nah, I'm passing on those. Chips are chips. Maybe if you guys would have come over for a game of Texas Hold'Em I could have won the money to pay for this set.
    That's what I was afraid of in the first place. Don't you play Tatooine Hold'Em now?

    (or is that when you buy a lot of Sandtroopers?)
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    I've never bought a MR piece (and it's kinda late to start now) but the studio vehicles always impress me. I'd still like to get the AT-AT with the snowspeeder base but I'll just wait and see if the aftermarket price goes down any.


    And once again good work on the pictures by Steve.
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