**OFFICIAL THREAD** Animated Maquettes

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by JdieKnight, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. Zaxxon Force Ghost

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    Mar 12, 2002
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    I ordered Animated Leia w/R2 and Boba Fett tonight. :)
    [image=http://home.comcast.net/~w34payton/new_gg_leia_r2.jpg]

    [image=http://home.comcast.net/~w34payton/new_gg_boba.jpg]

    Thanks to IncomT65 for the borrowing of his great Leia & R2 pictures until I get it and take my own. ;)
  2. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    Nov 4, 2002
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    Where did you hear that?
  3. crazybirdman Force Ghost

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    Feb 24, 2003
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    I'll never hear the end of it if Gentle Giant doesn't make a Shaak Ti animated statue. My wife will somehow blame me.
  4. Dooks Jedi Master

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    Jul 5, 2005
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    I have to agree with the Shaak Ti maquette as this one needs to be made because she was defined in the Clone Wars cartoon. She also kicked alot of behind in that show also and I wouldn't mind seeing a Fisto maquette too.
  5. Naxos Jedi Knight

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    Apr 30, 2005
    Gentle Giant previewed unpainted versions of Han and Chewie at Toy Faire this year. They will probably be avaiable for order around November.

    However if we never get a Shaak Ti, I am going to be very disappointed.
  6. Zaxxon Force Ghost

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    Mar 12, 2002
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    Both the animated figures I ordered arrived and they look great!

    [image=http://home.comcast.net/~w34payton/leia_r2_gg.jpg]

    [image=http://home.comcast.net/~w34payton/new_gg_boba.jpg]


    Thanks to the advice from CrazyMike and the display thread I got one of those glass Ikea shelving units and some lights. The animated figues look sweet in it.

    [image=http://home.comcast.net/~w34payton/new_cabinet.jpg]

  7. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    Nov 4, 2002
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    Picked up two more of these yesterday for $50 a piece: Luke and 3PO/Jawa. Now I have three of them here with me in California, and two of them back home in NY (Vader and Leia). Just need to grab a Stormtrooper and the Yoda/R2 at CIV and I'll be caught up with the OT line. That is until GG decides it wants more money from my wallet and releases Han and Chewie [face_worried][face_money_eyes]
  8. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    Nov 4, 2002
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    Can't wait to get a real display for these going...

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/Solo42986/IMG_0044.jpg]
  9. Naxos Jedi Knight

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    Apr 30, 2005
    The release date for Han and Chewie may be alot earlier than I thought. GG just posted the pic at its sight for Han. Han looks great but this Cuztom Speeder Bike thing they are also releasing looks like crud.
  10. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    Nov 4, 2002
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    Just got the e-mail with the Han link:

    [image=https://www.gentlegiantltd.com/images/product/12/281/Ani_HanSolo/productDetail.png]
  11. Zaxxon Force Ghost

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    Mar 12, 2002
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    Han looks cool. I'm interested to see what Chewie looks like. Yeah what's up with the oversized head on the speeder bike guy?
  12. SSIntimidator Jedi Master

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    Jul 24, 2003
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    Eh.

    Anyone have any luck finding a case to put these in?
  13. crazybirdman Force Ghost

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    Feb 24, 2003
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    IKEA - makes some of the best/cheapest shelving to display stuff on. YOu can even get clear door for Billy if you have something that big.
  14. Zaxxon Force Ghost

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    Mar 12, 2002
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    I got this case from Ikea last week. It's a "DETOLF Glass door cabinet." I also bought some inexpensive lighting for it. Four lights at the corners. You can't really see it in the picture but when just the case lights are on it shines all the way down nice through the glass shelves and gives off a nice ambient light. Good stuff.

    [image=http://home.comcast.net/~w34payton/new_cabinet.jpg]
  15. SSIntimidator Jedi Master

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    Jul 24, 2003
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    Nice setup man, got any other pictures?

    I was looking at these but I wanted a little case just for Leia for now.
  16. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    Seems to me that if you're just looking for an individual case for Leia, I'd look into getting a football case from a local sports/card store. Those seem like they'd be big enough.
  17. MidnightRain Jedi Master

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    Jul 16, 2003
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    Zaxxon, great pictures. I really like the Detolf case you have. I may have to look into that at some point in the future.

    I picked up the Leia/R2 earlier this week, and will probably pre-order Han tonight. I can't wait to see Chewie. Nice touch on interlocking the base with the Han maquette.
  18. Zaxxon Force Ghost

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    Mar 12, 2002
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    Thanks! I was going to use this site to get a box made for the vader helmet. www.displaycaseart.com
    I've seen the smaller cases on ebay too.

    Thanks! I wonder when a picture of the Chewbacca will be out? I can't wait to see it.

    [image=http://home.comcast.net/~w34payton/lighting.jpg]
    This is how I set up the lighting. The lighting is also from Ikea and the dimmer switch I got at walmart. The spot light came with a 20 watt but it was too bright with the other 10 watt lights so I replaced it with 10. Now they all evenly dim.
    [image=http://home.comcast.net/~w34payton/display.jpg]



    Ahhh the night time look. It looks just classy enough to avoid complaints from my girlfriend for the time being. :p
    [image=http://home.comcast.net/~w34payton/new_cabinet.jpg]


  19. crazybirdman Force Ghost

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    Feb 24, 2003
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    Those work great. You can try a basketball case also. I have my Barris/Luminara maquette in one.
  20. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    May 25, 2002
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    Here's a treat for Leia fans. I was in London today to go to the Star Wars exhibit that recently opened. I went to Forbidden Planet afterwards and I had my camera so I took a shot of their lifesize animated Leia. If you look next to her you can just make out the regular-sized maquette as well.
  21. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    Nov 4, 2002
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    Wonder how much they'd want for her :p
  22. Zaxxon Force Ghost

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    That's awesome!


    Looks like a great exhibit.
  23. MidnightRain Jedi Master

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  24. IncomT65 Jedi Master

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    Jul 28, 1999
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    Hmm, I think Chewie is so-so, but Han looks perfect in that animated style.
  25. MidnightRain Jedi Master

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    Jul 16, 2003
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    My only real qualm with Chewie is that I think his fur should be more shaggy, especially at the top of his head. Having the top of his head be so streamlined just doesn't look quite right...I would have liked to see more texture there.
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