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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Ilum Padmé Amidala
« on: February 28, 2008, 07:26 PM »
Mine arrived Tuesday but didn't get a chance to open it 'til last nite. I think this is a really nice figure but there are a couple of things that bother me. Number one, it's too tall. I stood her right next to leia and she towers over her. Second her arms are too long. She has plastic hands with long glove gauntlets. Seems they used standard arms and started the gauntlets where the wrists should start. She has too few accessories, she could have at least come with another set of hands for the price. The hood on her jacket could be larger in my opinion. The cartoon pictures on the box clearly show a volumous hood. Oh and she's bald, which isn't a problem if you leave the cap on. And hey for all we know Padme IS bald and puts on different wigs to suit her oufit.

I like the face sculpt alot, more than I like the prototype photos. My buddy commented that it didn't look quite like Natalie, stating that her jawline was all wrong. I found out it's just the cap that hides these features. I warn you if you choose to remove the cap its a bear to get tucked back into the suit. I've chosen to display her with the cap pulled back and the hood pulled forward as much as possible to get the most out of the facial features and try to hide her baldness. This way of displaying will not be for everyone, I'm sure.

Despite all the whinings I do like the piece and I'm glad I got it, it's just I thought I'd get a lot better figure after a 2 year wait.

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: 2008 Evolutions Sets
« on: February 9, 2008, 03:00 AM »
The LAW and I found them tonite! 4 cases to split between us from the wal-marts here in the AV in SoCAL.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: February 9, 2008, 02:50 AM »
Found the new Evo sets at Wal-Mart

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow EU Poll - 12" Ilum Padmé Amidala
« on: February 8, 2008, 06:12 PM »
Got that 12 day notice, after 2 years...

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: December 21, 2007, 07:49 PM »
Picked up a couple of  1:18 BBI M-1 Abrams and one wheeled vehicle in Lancaster Target for $12:50 each! Humvees were 10 bucks but I passed. Picked up a 21st C  1:18 P-51 at a nearby Wal-Mart for 10 bucks too.

All going to the nephews for Christmas.

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Han Solo (Tatooine Smuggler)
« on: December 14, 2007, 01:08 PM »
done at 10:03

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" ANH Obi-Wan Kenobi
« on: December 13, 2007, 03:04 PM »
3 to 5 days 'til Ben :)

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Han Solo (Tatooine Smuggler)
« on: December 7, 2007, 03:18 PM »
I suspect the medallion will be with both just like with the cermonial Luke...   speculation on Sideshow's site is that the exlusive will be headset or maybe alternate hands with gloves

That would be cool. I'm hoping that the medallion and the blaster rifle are standard. Would a stomtrooper belt be too much to ask?

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The X-wing might be the new sculpt with the hinged wings. If so look forward to repaints of repaints.

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Princess Leia (A New Hope)
« on: December 5, 2007, 10:47 AM »
I may have to pick this up on the after market. I really did not care for the exclusive so why pay the premium.

I know what you mean the binders seem pretty insignificant. But as it turns out, for me, I picked up that RAH Stormie at SWS during the Black Friday sale and I intend to recreate a Leia capture scene using them.

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" ANH Obi-Wan Kenobi
« on: December 5, 2007, 10:40 AM »
I just got my 15 day e-mail so its possible.

Just got mine as well.  This is NOT a good month for the CC... even BEFORE holiday shopping.   3 12" figures in a month?   Not that I mind but it would have been nice to get a slight heads up for financial planning-"Oh.. by the way, late November/December we'll be charging your CC $190.. have a nice day".   It's not like the pre-orders were a few weeks apart like this.

Oh well... more to be happy about.. and more to be depressed about  >:(

Here's hoping my Channuka gelt gets here pronto!



I know what you mean, in addition to these three figures, on Monday I received cases of the Battlefront 2 figures, wave 7 and wave 7.5 from Newforce Comics.  I'm just glad my credit card closes on Thursday before Master Replicas can sneak in any of their preorders.

I'm definitely digging a hole for myself, I barely got Bespin Luke and ANH Leia on the shelf, Jango's due any day now, I gave in and ordered that RAH Stormie at SWS during black Friday and that just came in, now Ben. Thankfully I get him a little cheaper because of the rewards points I used.

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Commander Praji
« on: December 5, 2007, 10:31 AM »
Yes, when you sign up for the wait list it's an automatic order when one becomes available and you're sent an e-mail confirming your activation.

This happened to me twice.

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Princess Leia (A New Hope)
« on: December 3, 2007, 10:55 AM »
Leia showed up Friday afternoon and i have to say I'm really happy with my purchase. The face sculpt looks a lot better person than the pictures and the hair sculpt which bothered me in the pictures actually works very good her outfit is very simple and I only have one gripe about the hood. The seam is very thick and runs down the middle, and I couldn't get it to sit right on her head.

The big surprise was the blaster rifle. The detail is incredible and the shoulder stock totally extends. I believe the scope is removable too but I haven't tried to yet.

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Princess Leia (A New Hope)
« on: November 30, 2007, 10:37 AM »
I've preordered Palpatine/Sidious and Jango as well, and am debating on the RAH 501st.

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12" Figures / Re: Sideshow 12" Princess Leia (A New Hope)
« on: November 29, 2007, 03:31 PM »
I got antsy too, and called. Mine's shipping today. I'm so used to getting like 3 notifications that something's shipped.

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