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Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Princess_Tina, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I told myself that I wasn't going to post anything too personal here, but alas. Four weeks ago I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2. pretty extreme blood glucose of 485 on my Dr visit and an A1C of 14. My blood glucose should not be above 120 and A1C should be 7 at the highest, even 7 is pushing it.

    So how does this relate to collecting.. Well, I'll tell ya.
    Diabetes supplies is only partially covered by insurance. As a result I have now lost my extra money expense account for my collecting or emergency fund. I refuse to let this get me down, For one thing, there is a side note, Since going on my medication I have lost 10 pounds and almost all my blood glucose readings are below 100. So there is that!!
     
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  2. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I ordered my Women of the Galaxy book and trio of notebooks. However, it feels like sacrilege to order the trio of notebooks that are about the three top star wars females, Leia, Ahsoka, and Rey. GRRRRRRRRRR... I love all three of those women, but where in the H do they get off not making a notebook of Padme!!!!!!!
     
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  3. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Got a notice from Sideshow - The Last Jedi 1/6 scale Leia is arriving early to warehouses and is expected this month! I have a payment plan nothing changes but they'll be shipping to everyone who just bought her outright. I would love to just get her but I'll keep her on the payment plan.
     
  4. Enfys Nest

    Enfys Nest Jedi Youngling

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    So rare that anything arrives early from HT/Sideshow. But so far crickets and we're mid-month. I can't wait to get Leia.
    I told myself I wouldn't order any more Hot Toys unless they made an ST Leia and they came through!

    Now if only they'd make Poe and Hux I could die happy.
     
  5. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Poe's supposed to be in the works. I think Hot Toys is swamped thanks to the lovely Avengers films. They have SOOOO many characters that they're doing for those they've been sort of behind on some of their SW figures. I have seen Poe at some events that they've been at - so he'll be coming at some point.
     
  6. Enfys Nest

    Enfys Nest Jedi Youngling

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    I remember that they teased him a long while back, but it doesn't seem like it ever went into production. Same with 1/4 scale Kylo Ren. They even shopped that around at the shows, but never actually turned it out. Sometimes Howard Chan just loses interest and Star Wars is not his favorite property, unfortunately. Because the world needs MOAR Iron Man. XD
     
  7. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Who knows. I'm sure Poe will come - maybe they're just hanging on and will release him closer to Ep 9 coming out.
     
  8. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Wooohooooo....just scored myself the last set of my Big Sound Pepsi sound caps (X-Wing Pilot Luke/Vader) that I've needed to complete my set, plus I'm getting an extra set of Anakin/Queen Amidala! I love these so much I might work over time to get another whole set to keep in package if I can get them for good prices like I got these. So excited!

    What are they? These were made by Gentle Giant - they're plastic and if the batteries in them are fresh they play the SW theme and usually a character phrase from the films. They're about 5" tall, you can display them on a 2 liter Pepsi bottle. They are Japanese. They're not as refined and detailed as the Gentle Giant mini-busts but they're very nice.

    I'd waited on the Luke/Vader set since the Luke is nearly identical to the one GG produced, but Vader is different.

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  9. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I have been bored and perusing the forums and I suddenly noticed that this thread, this EXACT thread is over 15 yrs old. few enough replies to be just one thread and enough replies to not have to close the thread. I find that kinda cool, in a geeky, nerdy way
     
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  10. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    A lot of the old threads autolocked due to 6 months of inactivity under the IGN software. Xenforo doesn't do that. In the past we've gotten the occasional request to unlock old threads if there was new news on the subject.
     
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  12. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    No Padme is a deal breaker for me at this point. I just can't help it, they can include Jyn (whom I love) and not Padme. Just not pleased.

    knowing me I will probably reserve anyway, but I am disappointed
     
  13. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    :eek:

    My son has informed me that the sculpture designates itself as a rebel piece, thereby no reason Padme would have to be part of it, which in my opinion is total disregard for the fact that whether or not it is in the final cut of the film, Padme is one of the leaders of the growing rebellion in the senate.

    This is the same son that says they have no need to make any more Padme figures as there are plenty already! He gets that from the many 3 3/4 figures that have in fact been made, and yes I agree, they have made many in that size. This is a constant battle discussion for him and me. He rather loves to argue, of course then SO DO I! [face_tee_hee]
     
  14. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yeah he's really got no argument. Just throw back at him to think about how many toys/clothes etc are made monthly depicting Darth Vader, Yoda, R2-D2. People can fill their whole houses w/ only merchandise depicting each of those characters, whereas you can barely fill one wall w/ Padme merchandise. Each of those characters constantly get repacks, remakes, whereas Padmes get made every once in a blue moon.
     
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  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    You haven't seen all my Fetts/Slave I's.
     
  16. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oh yes the Fett's get A LOT of merchandising also.
     
  17. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  18. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    OOH Love it!!! [face_love]
     
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  19. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Man - Galaxy's Edge shops are going to have so many 'must-haves' - I really need the Yavin celebration replica necklace and Padme's headdress replicas - I'm sure those will be a fortune.
     
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  20. wobbits

    wobbits Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah, Leia's necklace is my favorite.
     
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  21. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    What a great week for me!! I finished Queen's Shadow and I really loved it! I found shoes with female characters drawn on them, including Amidala, I found and bought Queen Amidala perfume finally on Amazon, been wanting it for ages!! Then to follow it up with the preview of the Padme doll at SDCC Hot Toys Preview show!! This week could not get any better.

    Oh yeah, almost forgot, my son is going to Galaxy's Edge next month and guess who is getting stuff while he is there!! Giddy Giddy!!!
     
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  22. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I need to get Queen's Shadow I just always forget to pick up books.

    I was so happy to see the Endor Chase Leia resurface at Comic con to go with Luke and Wicket. I got my Deluxe Sideshow Luke who comes w/ the poncho so I don't need the Hot Toys version. I will be purchasing Leia and Wicket. Here's hoping that they do other ewoks and a Trench Coat Han.

    Wicket is a work of art - look at the details on his fingers and lips. I love the leather hood. He's just adorable.

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    Padme is stunning. I'm glad that they did the video of her with much better light. She's so pretty w/ bright makeup. Apparently Hot Toys said they wouldn't do prequel characters (other than clones?) Maul, Anakin, and Obi-Wan must be selling like gangbusters. I'm so excited to see that they've dove into the deep end w/ Prequel characters. Everywhere I go online people are freaking out about Padmecoming out. I want her to sell really well so we'll get more of her!

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  23. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I so agree, I am in love with this figure!! I will go crazy if the down payment is more than I have at that moment, I fear she might sell out.
    I want her to sell out, but not before I pre order her.!!
     
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  24. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm sure the deposit will only be like $20. She doesn't have a lot of accessories other than her gun. I'm guessing she'll be $218-230.

    She looks so good I might get 2 so that I can customize one. She'd look fantastic in my Mustafar outfit or maybe something new. Things are now wide open w/ Hot Toys jumping fully into the Prequels. I'd really love a Shmi/Ani TPM set.

    With their Marvel figures they finally seem comfortable w/ doing strange creatures, Kit Fisto is a great entry into that. I'm really hoping that they'll do an Aayla Secura. The original Sideshow versions of her are so hard to get on the secondary market.

    If Padme sells well I'm betting we'll get the red throne grown Queen Amidala - the light up feature should appeal to them. I can see them doing the pilot version of her from AOTC. We might get a Mustafar Padme figure - they haven't done a pregnant figure though so we'll have to see if they'll actually be brave enough for that. I've always said TLJ Leia is a good sign that the door is wide open for doing Padme gown figures. This one just needs to sell like gangbusters. Considering I've seen nothing but people going bonkers and being excited by how amazing she looks - I think it'll bode very well for pre-orders.

    I'm also expecting Endor Leia to sell well w/ Wicket coming also.
     
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  25. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The idea of getting two never occurred to me. Would you somehow change the hair or just go with that hairstyle for a different outfit? I guess you would have to do the same hair because the hair can't come off the figure and it isn't soft hair. Duh!!

    I so want a Padme in a gown!! I am going to promote people buying her on my FB,Twitter, Rebelscum, anywhere I can think of!! What are some other places, I may have to sign up on other places.

    Shmi would be wonderful! A young Ani would also be wonderful. I like to think Jake LLoyd would be happy with that, I just can't help but want to see good things come to him, I feel in a lot of ways Star Wars fans hurt him emotionally.. I personally loved his performance.
     
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