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Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 11, 2015, 09:59 PM »


I've been having all sorts of fun creating different rebel pilots in lego minifigure form, there's more helmet variation in the lego range, and I'd definitely like a Sacul to use as it's a more generic pilot helmet for some extra kubrick pilots but I can't justify it as far as the cost goes, let alone multiples. 

Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 10, 2015, 12:56 AM »

Yeah I thought as much regarding Vader's cape. I imagine spirit Yoda and holo Maul's robes are of similar durability/thickness.

This in depth discussion about transparent robe durability, a phrase that has never been uttered in the history of the universe, got me distracted I was going to ask another question:

Is the helmet on the George Lucas Pilot (Jorg Sacul) carded kubrick stuck on or removable? I couldn't find a previous topic for this guy.

Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 9, 2015, 09:35 PM »
I forgot about the holo Maul, but I wouldn't imagine there would be an issue with the newer releases like Maul, it will be interesting to revisit in a few years.

JediJman - is the cape/s on holo Vader made of a similar plastic to the spirit kubs, or is it closer to the regular Vader kub?

Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 8, 2015, 08:21 PM »
Wow there hasn't been this much activity in here in ages.

Thanks I Am Sith and JediJman for the advice. I only want to remove the arms so I'll probably just go with the hairdryer method first,  in fact I might practice first on a cheap kubrick that can be easily replaced if damaged.

JediJman - I'm glad you where able to fix the problem.  I gave them a wash and dry a couple of times as mentioned and while they're not 100% better they're significantly better so I'm happy enough,  I'm not going to go to the extra hassle of removing the robes to clean underneath but it's good to know it's achievable.

I wonder how the ghost Yoda is fairing. I don't own one and I imagine most have remained on the card. I have no idea if it's made of the same material.

Edit: I just remembered they made a holo Leia and while I don't own it I remember the outer robe being a different material than the Anakin and Obi Wan. I also don't own the holo Vader from the exclusive 5-pack but I wonder what condition his cape is in?

Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 5, 2015, 10:05 PM »
A couple of comedians in here...

In regards to my above question I seem to recall iamsith doing some customs back in the day, I'm not sure if anyone has any knowledge on dismantling or breaking apart kubricks.

Now to the reason for my post, another question. Has anyone noticed the plastic of the outer robe of their Spirit of Obi Wan Kenobi deteriorating?

I was handling the kubrick recently and noticed the plastic of the robe was a bit tacky or sticky but the rest of the figure was fine. Being that the Spirit of Anakin is almost the exact same kubrick I checked that one too and it was in a similar condition. I has to be because of the softer plastic used and its translucentness, as opposed to the hard plastic of the translucent body and the solid plastic used on other kubricks which is fine.

I gave them a wash in warm soapy water and there's been an improvement.

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.

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.

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  :)

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

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.

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.

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

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


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

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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