I actually though the ROTS cups would go on clearance due to poor sales. I wonder if they produced less this time around or sold more.
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I think the lackluster performances of AOTC and TPM (as far as public opinion goes) really hurt ROTS's chances... People sour on a franchise and I think a lot soured on Star Wars after 1999 passed us by.
I keep telling the people that it's actually AOTC that contains the worst crimes against acting, dialogue and use of CG, but no one will listen
TPM wasn't that bad....no...really!
I'd keep the rubber band on Exploding Grievous. I cut the one on mine off (stupid) and now his torso doesn't stay with the legs.
I got another rubber band to put around him, and it's hidden well by the cape, so I like like it better this way.
Yeah, and IIRC, I think we may have one in the OTC section too, where we were expecting these 3 cups to actually show up. So, what's the going price on a set of them from the OTC Japan line? I have a bad feeling I'm gonna have to pony up for those now...
Actually, they were NEVER "officially" released in Japan as other sites would have you believe.
As an intrepid reporter once said, only salesman samples ever showed up on eBay for the cup sets in the OTC packaging. Only a VERY few ever showed up on eBay, like 1-3 sets that I ever saw, all from the same seller.
Amazon Japan took pre-orders, but the pre-orders were never filled, they just kept postponing the due date every month for about 9 months, then finally gave up.
In fact, most Japanese e-tailers that still have the OTC version for pre-order now mention the new packaging.
Yeah, looks like the price hike's gonna be across the board here, with most/all WM's joining the fray with their new $5.88 prices, so they can remain "competitive" with Target after their similar price hike...
I just read a report on GH about the cup sets selling for $12.99 now.
So, are there any sets beyond these? What are we missing, pic-wise?
Plain Standing, Kneeling and Prone
Red Standing, Green Kneeling, Blue Prone
Red Standing, Plain Kneeling and Prone
Has anybody thought about buying some of the cheapo stormtroopers you can find in the under-the-counter bin for like $0.50 becaues they're so yellow that taxi cabs get jealous and tried repainting them white and adding all the black parts back where they should be with paint or a sharpie?
I'm thinking it might be a fun way to army build vintage stormtroopers without hardly any cost other than the weapons.
I've actually done that as you can see in the image below. Personally, I wasn't overly happy with the results, I couldn't find a white to best match the color of the armor and my attempts on the helmet were blah to say the least...