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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon...
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2003, 02:51 PM »
Ditto!   I think I just said that.  :-*

I just wanted to re-iterate it to Matt in case he didn't understand what you were talking about.   :-*
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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon...
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2003, 02:56 PM »
I see. It must be my Canadianese language that can throw him off. Eh!  ;D

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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon...
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2003, 03:09 PM »
What did you say Dale?  I didn't quite understand what you just said there.   ;)
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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon...
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2003, 03:14 PM »
What did you say Dale?  I didn't quite understand what you just said there.   ;)

Just for Matt.  ;)   ;D



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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon...
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2003, 11:04 AM »
Oh my!    :o    
This is posted over at RS from the San Diego Comic-Con. Awesome pictures of the Falcon. Check out the gallery for more pics.

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The detail is just superb!  8)

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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon...
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2003, 05:26 PM »
RS has a few shots up now of portions of the Code 3 X-Wing.

Check 'em out here.

GH is reporting that Code 3 said that the X-Wing will cost about the same as the Falcon.  I find that a little surprising, considering the lack of interior detailing necessary in the X-Wing, unlike the Falcon.  That's rather disappointing news to me...   :-\

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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon... and X-Wing!
« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2003, 12:54 AM »
I never eserved one of these based on the fact I had to see what I was dropping all that money...
I'll say it again though like I've said in the past...

I'm not impressed... not for the kind of money they are looking to get.

IMHO there are some far better pieces out there to be had in the same price range as Code 3 stuff...  :(

Sorry just not feeling this stuff at all...
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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon... and X-Wing!
« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2003, 03:54 AM »
I'll say it again though like I've said in the past...  I'm not impressed... not for the kind of money they are looking to get.

I was originally impressed when I first saw this on the Net, but after seeing pictures of it more and more I'm not all that impressed either.  Seems like an awful lot of money to dish out for something that doesn't look a whole lot more detailed than an Action Fleet ship.  Yes, this is made out of diecast metal and is bigger than Action Fleet, but it just doesn't make me want to impulse buy it.  Maybe I'll love these once I see one in person.  Who knows.   :-\
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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon... and X-Wing!
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2003, 05:12 AM »
These are far from the Action Fleet line Chris.

I checked out the Falcon and X-Wing down at the San Diego Comic Convention, and am very impressed.  Great detail on these!  Picked up some of the Falcon pieces that are removable from the ship, and they're indeed quite weighty (as one might expect since they're die cast metal).  The Code 3 rep told me the complete Falcon set (with base) weighed in at a FAT 18 pounds!

As I was ogling at the two ships at their booth, Patty actually commented "You're not getting these, are you?!  Aren't they pretty expensive?"  Well, I blew off her question with a rather vague answer, and needless to say, at one of her bathroom breaks, I sprinted back over to the Code 3 booth, and officially signed up for one!  We've all only pre-ordered so far (a month or two ago), but this time they took my credit card info and everything.  But the cool part is that since I officially signed up at the Con, I got this cool little exclusive crystal cube with Falcon inside collectible from them as well:


(picture from GH)

At $300, the Falcon is still probably priced too high (ala the $120 FAO Shuttle), but I still really dig this piece, and this line, and will likely collect them all (from the OT).  I am admittedly a little bummed that the entire back of the Falcon doesn't open up though to reveal more of the interior area where our heroes spent most of their time.  Oh well!

The X-Wing is beautiful as well!  I was too stupid to ask if the wings were adjustable to open/closed positions.  Hopefully they are.  Removable R2, and lots of other little gadgets as well.  Their reps said a price point hadn't been determined yet on the X-Wing, but that it would likely be similar to the Falcon, which I think seems a bit off.  Should be a little cheaper, me thinks...

But the good news (for me) is that the Code 3 offices are located just 10 minutes from my house, just over in Woodland Hills - so they said I can go pick these sets up in person when they're ready, and save myself more than $25 in shipping fees!  That's cool!   8)

Here's some nice Code 3 pix from Mike over at GH.
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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon... and X-Wing!
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2003, 08:58 AM »
So you got the 3D crystal of the Millennium Falcon.  8)
 


18 pounds!  :o  Thats gonna kill me when it gets here. I'll have to get a new heavy duty shelving unit for it.  ;D  

If they ever make a Death Star, they will have to ship it by train.  :D

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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon... and X-Wing!
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2003, 07:56 PM »
I think these two ships look incredible, but at that price point I just can't really afford them.  It's going to be even harder to not collect this line as more beautiful ships are revealed in the near future.

My favorite high-end ships ever were those $1,500 dollar X-wings and Tie Fighters that Icons put out a number of years back.  Now THOSE were sweet!   8)

<<stomps off to go buy some lottery tickets>>

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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon... and X-Wing!
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2003, 07:47 PM »
Well I just placed my order online, and YOU CAN TOO!  ;D Just sign in if you're registered, and its there clear as crystal
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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon... and X-Wing!
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2003, 08:22 PM »
Yeah, that's the thingee I got Dale!

Adam, are you getting that little crystal block thing too?  Or was it really just a convention exclusive like the Code 3 folks implied to me down in San Diego?  Hopefully everyone else can get one too, 'cause exclusives suck!   :-*

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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon... and X-Wing!
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2003, 08:44 PM »
Nope, only the SDCC folks get it  ::) I considered asking you to use my CC and order one, but that would have been way too much of a pain in the ol' ass. How big is the crystal dealie?
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Re: Code 3 Collectibles - Millenium Falcon... and X-Wing!
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2003, 09:15 PM »
Nope, only the SDCC folks get it  ::)  ...How big is the crystal dealie?

That's a bummer.   :-\

The crystal block thing is pretty tiny.  I'd say maybe 3" per side, no more than 4", possibly as little as 2".  How's that for a vague answer?!  I'll give it a measure when I get back home...