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This is just great Mike  ;D - what are the dimensions?

Thank you sir.  :)  It's 20.5 inches by 13.5 inches. Bout the same width as the DX2 and DX3 ones and almost as tall, if you don't count the die cut elements the real ones have.

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Kubricks / Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« on: September 26, 2011, 03:44 PM »
@ Mike , it looks fantastic. You've inspired me to continue with my diorama

Sweet! An illustrated one? You've definitely made some kick ass kubrick scaled props already, so I look forward to seeing what you come up with. I used your Hoth light board thing as a reference for mine. :)

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Hey all. I've got these custom made dioramas for sale at $40 with free shipping in the U.S. Contact me for shipping costs if you're abroad. These are high quality color prints of my original painting, mounted on board. (Figures not included  :P) For more info you can check out the Show Me Your Kubes thread in the Kubricks section. Thanks for looking!








 






 

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Kubricks / Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« on: September 26, 2011, 11:28 AM »
So far I've got 1 confirmed order with IAmSith. No rush to let me know for anyone else that wants one, but I'll be heading to the print shop tomorrow, so if you want in on this first printing let me know soon. I'm gonna start a thread in Classifieds for this so as not to clutter up this one. If you're in the U.S. and send payment via paypal as a gift I can do $40/shipped. Thanks.  :)

 

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Kubricks / Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« on: September 24, 2011, 11:32 PM »
So I hit the art store for supplies and mounted my diorama print today--I'm actually really excited with how it turned out. The edges are crisp and it looks like it was printed directly on the board. The satin finish of the paper is a pretty good match for the real ones. The only major differences (production wise) are that the cardboard I used is just slightly thicker than Medicom's, and also the back of the diorama has watermark logos and there are scoring marks from the lines where it folds. They are slightly ragged but invisible from the front where it is just a clean fold.  Also the side flaps don't have the locking die-cut pieces, they're just flat.







To Iamsith, Jman and BrentS, and/or anyone else who'd like one, I'm thinking $40 would cover my print costs, supplies, labor etc. If you can't swing $40 let me know and we can probably work something out. I'll number them on the back to give them an artsy air.  ;D

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Kubricks / Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« on: September 23, 2011, 07:57 PM »
So for $20 the print shop made me a color print that looks great.  Was worried about the colors and brightness changing but it looks exactly like it does on my monitor, so that's a relief.  Unfortunately they couldn't mat it for me--they only mount prints on ultra-thick science fair diorama-type foam board. So over the weekend I'll try to find the right sized board and mount this myself, see how it turns out and let you guys know what I could get one to you for. 


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Kubricks / Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« on: September 23, 2011, 09:39 AM »
Thanks everyone!  :D

Great job Mike!  Are you taking orders?  I'd like one please!

Sure! Let me see what the printers are going to charge me and how it turns out and then I'll get back to you. Hopefully they won't give me any flak about the Star Wars/Kubrick logos. The size of this is basically the same as the DX3 backdrop if you sliced off the Ronto's head on top.  My home printer can print at that size but the color inks it takes get pricey--I'll weigh that against what the print shop charges.

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Kubricks / Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« on: September 22, 2011, 08:48 PM »
Thanks guys!  I was really pushing to try and ape the Medicom style, which is deceptively simple and  really clean, elegant, Japanese-feeling. So in my eyes I fell a bit short of that mark, but I'm still happy with how it turned out, and it was a good learning experience. And now I'll have some more terrain to display my Hoth kubbies in front of.  :)

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Kubricks / Re: Show me Your Kubes!
« on: September 22, 2011, 08:05 PM »
Got my hands on an unreleased prototype diorama from the DX2 days--the Hoth echo command center!



Haha, I jest of course. As you can probably tell from the sub-par artistry, I painted it myself. I had started awhile back and then put it on hold for awhile, but recently I got inspired to finally finish it. The pic is just a mock up of how it'll fold out once it's printed. Gonna head down to the print shop tomorrow and get it printed out and mounted. Here's a couple of close-ups:


Gen. Riekken and Romas "Lock" Navander 


FX-7


Some scanner guy and R3-something or other....


Toryn Farr

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As far as Kubricks go, I'd have to defer opinion on that to the guys who collect(ed) them...  Intentional "chase" figures like that in a case tend to make me feel a little differently (IE: You buy the case, and the cost spreads out differently over the chase figure cmopared to the regular figures), but that's just my opinion and I don't buy Kubes to really know how to feel.  I bought similar figures like Hot Toys' Snap Kit figures, and their chases are pretty rare, and I got the rarest.  I'd probably not feel compelled to sell that one for the same price as others in the case.  They're also out of production though too, haha.

Unless you live in Japan, Kubricks have no "retail price". Their value is totally subjective, especially for the chase figures. So to me the only rule of thumb would be to sell them on JD at or below their going rate on ebay, which from what I've seen is almost always the case. The times I've seen people asking too much for kubs on JD, I've simply rolled my eyes and moved on or politely asked if they could work something out with me. Seems like everyone is adult enough that no regulation is necessary. Hell, I'd rather somebody listed kubs marked slightly too high than not list them at all, just cuz it's fun to see what's for sale. But that's just me.  :)

I would think that would /should be the case for other toy lines too, but I kind of agree with the 1 year rule if it deters  actual scalpers who actively scour toy stores just to flip toys and make a profit here. They can always take their goods to ebay. But I think it's a bit hostile to call a collector who happens to have a spare HTF figure a scalper if he's asking fair market value or less. 

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: September 8, 2011, 10:04 PM »
These guys didn't burn their clothes just because they left Hoth--especially a sweet lookin' jacket like that. Madine's wearing layers too so yeah it might be chilly.    ;D

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Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: September 7, 2011, 07:03 PM »
Wouldn't it be cheeky if one of the chases was Aunt Beru?

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Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: September 7, 2011, 01:05 PM »
Any word on when these are due to hit?

HLJ says they expect them "on or about December 31."

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Kubricks / Re: Medicom Parco Toy Exhibiton 2011
« on: September 6, 2011, 01:55 PM »
My winning bid was $80. The final price tag after fees and shipping is gonna be around $115. More than I wanted to pay for it, but not too bad I guess.

Keep watching yahoo auctions, I think you'd be able to find one for that price or less eventually.

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Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: September 6, 2011, 01:44 PM »
Anyone know how long you have to cancel the preorders from HLJ and NCS? I'd like to preorder a box with the option to cancel and go the full set route if the chases are sweet.

Also, who had the lower price on a box for DX3: NCS or HLJ?

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