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Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: July 14, 2015, 04:29 AM »
Does anyone have any advice as to how to remove arms from Star Wars kubricks, particularly protocol droids? Please don't say get a Wookiee to do it  ;) They are fictional characters and not very helpful in real world scenarios  :P

I thought it would be easy to give it a bit of force (seriously these puns are not intended) but I don't want to destroy it and the shoulder cover gets in the way. Even playing around with the removable limbs shiny C-3PO which is supposed to come apart I had to remove the whole chest section and head.

Very minor the Force Awakens spoilers to follow.





I've wanted to make an episode 7 C-3PO for a little while now (since someone posted blurry pictures of some crappy merch with an image of C-3PO and R2 on it) but now after Comic Con I'm more comfortable mentioning it and wanted to try and put a R-3po arm on C-3po. I've even got a spare R-3po and half a dozen different C-3po's to do the job.

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Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: June 21, 2015, 10:45 PM »
Over the weekend I picked up a few ebay scores.

I had an old ebay 'followed search' for R-3PO and one popped up for 6.99 + shipping. I've already got one from DX 2 but because it is a 1:12 I though why not, it's pretty cheap and it's one of my favourite kubricks.

I looked to see what else the seller had in the way of kubricks to combine shipping and they also had both A and B Cantina band members with instruments as a pair for 9.99 and the white pauldron sandtrooper chase from the same series for 7.99. I never made these particular kubricks my priority in the past because they can get a little bit pricey and are a bit harder to come by but at this price I pounced.

In USD terms:

R-3PO = $11.10
Sandtrooper = $12.70
Cantina Band = $15.90

Plus about 8 shipping. They seller is a UK comic dealer and may not normally deal in kubricks and hence not know prices and rarity.

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Kubricks / Re: Medicom Toy Exhibiton 2015 and Carded Rocket Fett
« on: June 21, 2015, 10:12 PM »
I completely forgot this was happening, totally asleep at the wheel on this, thanks Jeff.

So this wasn't available to the public but a limited give away, right?

I'd be interested to know if anyone here is eager to track this down, not very original  :( but I'm sort of excited to see something new  :)

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Kubricks / Re: Medicom Toy Exhibiton 2015
« on: May 15, 2015, 03:09 AM »
Well that iota of hope was shot down pretty quick.

If there was a carded exclusive they would have listed it with the rest.

Still, TFA December


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Kubricks / Re: JD Kubrick Checklist
« on: April 29, 2015, 08:31 PM »
Thanks for that.

I had a 50/50 chance at Veers and Tarkin and of course got it wrong.

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the other chase will be a bloodied plane crash Harrison Ford... the force is strong with that one.

Not the same injury but you reminded me of this.



Different type of minifigure than kubricks, but it got a chuckle out of me and is very cleverly done.

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Clone Wars went on for what 5 -6 years and.... yeah, I like your optimism ;)

Also making Sabine a chase - Cruel. What are you, Lego?

Good call on the speeder. I wanted to move away from DX because we get an extra chase instead of just big, expensive half empty boxes but it's all a pipe dream any way.

I didn't realise BB-8 was half the size of R2 (which in kubricks is not very much to scale) so I'm going to move it to an accessory for it's 'owner' sort of like that crappy hovering droid that came with the black pauldron sandtrooper in DX 3.

That opens up a new slot and I'm going to put in old man Han Solo.

Regular Figures
_ Kylo Ren - 1:12
_ New Stormtrooper - 3:12
_ Finn - 3:12
_ Rey - 2:12
_ Poe Dameron - 2:12
_ Old Man Han Solo - 1:12

*BB-8 is an accessory included with one of the above kubricks.

Chase Figures
_ Finn in Stormtrooper Uniform - 2:48
       - Found in regular Finn Box
_ Chrometrooper w/ cape - 1:96
       - Found in Stormtrooper box. 1 per master case, but only 1/2 of master cases contain him
_ Old Luke - 1:96
       - Found in Rey box. 1 per master case, but only 1/2 of master cases contain him

Any suggestions. I prefer making Luke a chase. I feel like Solo has a bigger on screen role in this movie and I have no idea who or what Andy Serkis is playing he could be playing a Gonk Droid.

...In that case yes, make it a Gonk Droid.  :D

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Kubricks / Re: JD Kubrick Checklist
« on: April 22, 2015, 11:11 PM »
Here's a list of all Star Wars chase kubricks, could someone clue me in on which character boxes they were found in, the checklist doesn't contain that info?

I know most I think and some are educated guesses, please correct any that are wrong.

_ Boba Fett - 2 red gauntlets (ROTJ) - 1:48 (Hong Kong) Boba Fett box
_ Boba Fett - 1 yellow & 1 red (vintage) - 1:48 (Japan) Boba Fett box
_ Sandtrooper - white pauldron - 1:12 Sandtrooper - orange pauldron box
_ Indiana Jones - 1:48 Han Solo box
_ Hibernation Sickness Han Solo - 3:48 Han Solo in Carbonite box
_ Logray - 1:96 Wicket box
_ Vinyl Cape Jawa - 1:96 Jawa box
_ Darth Vader w/ Luke's face - 1:48 Darth Vader box
_ Han Solo - Stormtrooper - 1:48 Stormtrooper box
_ Luke Skywalker - Stormtrooper - 1:48 Stormtrooper box
_ Han Solo - Endor - 2:48 Luke Skywalker - Jedi Knight box
_ Snaggletooth - Blue - 1:96 Snaggletooth - Red box
_ Walrus Man - 1:96 ? box
_  Death Star Commander (General Veers) - 1:96 TIE Fighter Pilot box?
_ Grand Moff Tarkin - 1:96 Death Star Trooper box?
_ Wedge Antilles - 2:48 Luke Skywalker - X-Wing Pilot box
_ Anakin Skywalker - Old - 1:96 Anakin Skywalker - Spirit box
_ Yak Face - 1:96 Gamorrean Guard box     
_ Emperor's Blue Guard - 2:48 Emperor's Royal Guard box
_ Jar Jar Binks - 1:48 Battle Droid box
_ Aurra Sing - 1:96 C-3PO box
_ Saesee Tiin - 1:96 Qui-Gon box
_ Clone Trooper Commander (yellow) - 2:48 Clone Trooper box
_ Shaak Ti - 1:96 ? box
_ Zam Wessell - 1:96 ? box
_ Clone Commander Gree- 2:48 Clone Trooper box
_Tion Meddon - 1:96 Tarfful box
_ General Grievous (4-Arms) - 1:96 General Grievous box
_ Prototype/Vintage Color Boba Fett - 2:48 ? box
_ J-Slot Rocket Firing Boba Fett - 1:96 ? box
_ L-Slot Rocket Firing Boba Fett - 1:96 ? box
_ Bib Fortuna - red cape - 1:96 Bib Fortuna box
_ Boba Fett - repaint of chase Fett from Series 1 (ROTJ) - 1:96 Amanaman box
_ AT-ST Driver - 1:96 Snowtrooper Commander box
_ Hoth Rebel Trooper - 1:96 Hoth Luke box
_ Hammerhead - 1:96 Sandtrooper - black pauldron box
_Uncle Owen - 1:96 Obi-Wan Kenobi - vinyl cape box
_ Imperial Officer - 1:96 Imperial Dignitary box
_ R2-Q5 - 1:96 R2-D2 box

       
       
       
       
       

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Guys, I plan to finalize my Kubrick display around June/July, so rest assured that once I have finalized my collection, Medicom will announce something new to make me redo everything.  Trust me, we'll have the new ones announced by August.   ;)

Lol. We're going to hold you to that. Pics please when you're done.

It does seem that Medicom does still hold Star Wars license as they're still releasing various action figure, haven't seen and be@rbricks in a while though, but I'd be stunned if we saw any more kubricks.

... But to rub salt in to our collective wounds here's what I imagine we'd see if they did a series 11 for The Force Awakens (none of that DX business):

Hypothetical Series 11 - The Force Awakens - December 2015:

Regular Figures
_ Kylo Ren - 1:12
_ New Stormtrooper - 3:12
_ Finn - 3:12
_ Rey - 2:12
_ Poe Dameron - 2:12
_ BB-8 - 1:12

Chase Figures
_ Finn in Stormtrooper Uniform - 2:48
       - Found in regular Finn Box
_ Chrometrooper w/ cape - 1:96
       - Found in Stormtrooper box. 1 per master case, but only 1/2 of master cases contain him
_ Don't know, maybe whoever Andy Serkis character is or a returning OT cast member like Luke - 1:96
       - 1 per master case, but only 1/2 of master cases contain him

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Man, I know it's not going to happen but I really need some of those The Force Awakens stormtroopers in their various incarnations as kubricks in my life.

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Kubricks / Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« on: December 16, 2014, 09:29 PM »
At the very least if there turns out to be no Ep7 Kubricks we can all stop holding our collective breaths for news on any new Kubricks and accept the series as dead.

I'm pulling these figures out of the air but at this stage I'm betting on 60/40 there will be Ep7 Kubs. 60% yes, because they would be mad not to get in on that merchandising bonanza and 40% no, because the last couple of years have shown us Medicom aren't interested in putting out new Kubricks.

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Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 2 - Hoth
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:39 AM »

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Medicom NEVER lost the Star Wars licence. They have stopped making any kind of Kubricks. Most likely because bearbricks are cheaper as they're just repaints.



Yeah, they've still been pumping out the SW be@rbricks in the last two years, the last one was the Jango/Boba 2-pack if I recall, and maybe even RAH's.

I'm sure be@rbricks are much cheaper to produce than kubs and in that case I'd happily take a bunch of repaint kubricks from Medicom if that was the choice between something or nothing. They could do a box set of x-wing pilots and just reprint the face and helmet.

But maybe it's not down to cost. Pure conjecture, maybe the DX line, which tried to take things in a different direction, didn't do so well. 


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Kubricks / New Be@rbrick Wicket & Romba and Paploo & Teebo 2-Packs
« on: March 23, 2014, 10:28 PM »
As per Medicom's update:





These don't appear to be limited like the previous box sets. That's the fourth 100% Wicket and third Paploo. I'm going to dub these the derp face variants.

I only bought the Celebration Japan 2-pack because it was cheap and I wanted Wicket to go with the other five. I can pass on these.

Here's the previous be@rs for reference:



Credit: Toysdorado




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Kubricks / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: March 5, 2014, 06:30 PM »
Ha ha nice one.

Sorry if I stole your thunder by outing your score before you got the chance to receive it ;)

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