Discussion in 'Collecting' started by PadmeLeiaJaina, Jan 6, 2006.
I'm on the waiting list for Luke over at Sideshow. Should I cancel the order and hop onto SWshop?
I'd probably order on SWShop.com and then cancel your order on Sideshow...just to be on the safe side
Arrgh! I can't find the offer over at the SW shop.
would you rather see a palpatine figure or sidious? as far as look i mean...
That's a good question. If it were "nice guy" Palpy, I'd like to see him in what he wore when we first see him in ROTS. "Post-damaged" Palpy, the robe he wore in the Senate. At the top of the list would be ROTJ Emperor, though.
yea, rotj would be awesome, but was refering more to rots time.
The Luke sold out in about 2 hours if I remeber correctly. I don't think the ones hyperspace is offering are the exclusives so if anybody is on the wait list for those they better not cancel.
I'd pass on a ROTJ Emperor or a post-transfiguration ROTS one just because I have the talking Hasbro Emperor and only so much room for more 12" bad guy figures.
Now, if they did a pre-transfiguration figure, I'd love to have one w/ him wearing the red gown from the scene where Anakin figures out that he's a Sith Lord. I saw that costume in person at the FIDM exhibit and it's just GORGEOUS.
I do have to say that after seeing how beautifully they did Kit, I would be willing to buy a Bossk from them (don't have the Hasbro version.)
Just as an update. Luke and Anakin are long gone over on SWShop, but there are apparently still some Obi-wans available.
I came home early from work to find Obi Wan has slipped from my reach again!
~Is it sold out when they say there is an 'error' on the SW Shop website? I'm guessing it is...
[link=http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104696;category_id=334;pcid1pcid2=]Here[/link] is a direct link to Obi-Wan. I am not a Hyperspace member, so I have no idea if it's still available.
Thanks for the link Jedi_Riibu but it looks like he has sold out with the others.
I guess they must've only had VERY limited numbers of them, sorry that you all missed your chance to pick one up
At least they will likely show up on ebay when they're released. So what do people think will happen to the value on these?
Usually most of the regular Sideshow figures have that the regular editions drop to $30-40 and the exclusive editions hold their prices or go up.
Again, that's NORMALLY what happens. STAR WARS is a different animal though in collecting terms. Fans are rabid and have been clammoring for high quality, yet not uber expensive *cough*Medicom*cough* 12" figures. Currently the pre-release prices for these on ebay is around $100. Do you think they'll maintain that when they come out, or go lower?
Which figures will be the most sought after? Which ones will be easier to get? Which will be the best investments?
I've got my Anakin and Obi-wan. I would have liked to pick up Luke over at SW Shop, but it wasn't there all morning and just appeared while I was at lunch so I missed it.
I have no interest in spending $50 on Kit Fisto.
will they make a storm/clone trooper?
They've got to eventually. The fans will demand it. But from what I understand it's a lot harder to manufacture the armor and helmets than it is to sew together Jedi Robes.
Well out of the first 4 the two tough ones will be Kit and Luke at least for the exclusives since there are 500 less than for Anakin and Obi.
I would love to see the following:
A better Red Invastion gown
The Parade Gown
The senate gown that was deleted from the movie
The packing gown
Steel Blue nightgown
Green Velvet Gown
Granted I know I won't get all those Padme's! But I think the the Sleevless Outfit, The Blue Cloak, Lake Gown, Battle Costume, and Coruscant Kimono are realistic possibilities.
There's an important thing to note with Sideshow, they're NOT Mattel. The few times that they've tried to create figures with rooted hair, the actual production models of the figures look much worse than the prototypes. The heads end up giant (ala Hasbro Padme) and the rooting lines look terrible.
That being said, for any and all Padme figures, expect that the only ones that we might see will be ones where they can accurately sculpt their heads to include the hair. That should rule out any Padme figures w/ long flowing hair - aka Meadow gown, nightgowns (which I wouldn't expect them to do anyways - not exactly "action" oriented) or her wedding gown. I'm also doubtful that they'd do Queen Amidala's w/ giant headdresses. Also, we probably won't get an Endor Celebration Leia for the same reason.
On a personal note, I hope they don't do a TPM Senate plea gown doll since Hasbro did do a lovely job w/ their portrait edition version of that same outfit. I hope they select something that Hasbro didn't get around to.
I could see that any from this list can become possibilities:
Padme Peasant outfit
Padme pre-senate chamber Kimono outfit ()
Take back Theed outfit
End Celebration gown...maybe
Padme Pilot outfit
First Kiss Rainbow gown
Chancellor Chamber outfit
I'm Pregnant buns outfit
Now they could always surprise me, I guess it'll all depend on how fast/well that snowbunny Padme sells and how she ends up looking as a completed product before we see if other Padme's will be made.
As for Bespin Pantsuit Leia, I know that they're aware that fans want her made but she might not be their first Leia to do.
I actually expect Aayla to be the next figure to be available for sale.
PLJ, I think your list of PadmÃ© possibilities sounds very realistic. I mostly hope that they do not make an AOTC white battle costume version of her. Or her ROTS choke outfit. Anything that's a dress will be most welcome.
If the next available doll is another Jedi then I hope it's Aayla. I want a girl!
I certainly want them to wait on the white jumpsuit also considering we're getting the white snowbunny outfit this year.
<- I'd love to see them make the one in my icon. I have the Battle of Naboo Padme Hasbro did and I love it. I think Sideshow can only improve it. -But I'll take any Padme's they do.
Oh yeh, gurls r nice!1!
<Specially that one
I'd be surprised to learn Aayala wasn't somewhere on their short list.