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Re: Series 8
« Reply #705 on: May 30, 2008, 11:55 AM »
That's awesome!  Did you use the Tom Cruise head from Minority Report?  Might have to try my hand at one of those...
Good call. It is the John Anderton head from Minority Report. I had some extras and it occurred to me that it might work as an Obi-wan. I used a pin-vise to drill a hole in his head and used part of a paperclip for his padawan braid. I obviously used an extra Qui-gon for the body, and took the tip of part of Qui-Gon's hair to use for the little pony tail in the back of his head. (I drilled another hole in his head and into the piece of hair and superglued a short piece of paperclip in it to connect it to his head, if that makes sense.) I repainted his hair brown (it had been black) and painted Qui-gon's inner robes and pants white. The hard part was getting the creases in the robes to look good, and I was only partially successful at that. I also had to give him new hands, since Qui-Gon has a different skin tone than the Minority Report figures, and I wanted the head and hands to match. I don't really have a lightsaber for him at the moment, since I don't have an extra blue blade. But I'll have to say, it really wasn't that hard to make him, and he really fills a hole in the series 8 lineup.
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Re: Series 8
« Reply #706 on: May 30, 2008, 01:09 PM »
thats a superb make over for Young Obi-Wan..very impressed indeed..
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Re: Series 8
« Reply #707 on: May 30, 2008, 01:13 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: Series 8
« Reply #708 on: May 30, 2008, 07:17 PM »
Nice work! thanks for the inspiration.

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Re: Series 8
« Reply #709 on: May 30, 2008, 09:31 PM »
Just got notification that Ningyoushi shipped my Aurra Sing!  Should be here Monday or Tuesday!
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Re: Series 8
« Reply #710 on: May 30, 2008, 10:41 PM »
Great custom!
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Re: Series 8
« Reply #711 on: May 31, 2008, 10:52 PM »
Just won a Jar-jar on ebay for $50 shipped.  8)

As a rule, I don't try and get chases, but he's a central character and I don't hate him as much as a lot of people do. This is the about the best price I've seen so far.

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Re: Series 8
« Reply #712 on: May 31, 2008, 10:58 PM »
Good price on Jar Jar, congrats.

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Re: Series 8
« Reply #713 on: June 6, 2008, 04:41 AM »
Got my Jar Jar. This is a nice looking set, overall.



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Re: Series 8
« Reply #714 on: June 6, 2008, 09:53 AM »
Yeah, if they weren't prequel figures, they'd be even better. :P
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Re: Series 8
« Reply #715 on: June 7, 2008, 07:37 PM »
Yeah, if they weren't prequel figures, they'd be even better. :P

I concur. I have real trouble dropping $100+ on the chases because they're not OG . . . a $50 Jar Jar was hard enough to accept!  :-\

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Re: Series 8
« Reply #716 on: June 7, 2008, 08:01 PM »
Yeah, if they weren't prequel figures, they'd be even better. :P

I concur. I have real trouble dropping $100+ on the chases because they're not OG . . . a $50 Jar Jar was hard enough to accept!  :-\

If this were any of the OT series, and I got boned out of a chase like I did with this one, I would be
pretty peeved. As it stands, I only missed out on Jar Jar (not my turn for the big chase), which I
would have sold or traded with Doc or something anyway
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Re: Series 8
« Reply #717 on: June 8, 2008, 01:21 AM »
Series 8, 9 and most likely 10 are dead to me. OT till I die yo!  :P ;) ;D

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Re: Series 8
« Reply #718 on: June 8, 2008, 05:22 AM »
Yeah, if they weren't prequel figures, they'd be even better. :P

I concur. I have real trouble dropping $100+ on the chases because they're not OG . . . a $50 Jar Jar was hard enough to accept!  :-\

If this were any of the OT series, and I got boned out of a chase like I did with this one, I would be
pretty peeved. As it stands, I only missed out on Jar Jar (not my turn for the big chase), which I
would have sold or traded with Doc or something anyway

You get the 1:96 for Series 9...its going to be a Clone, you lucky SOB.

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Re: Series 8
« Reply #719 on: June 8, 2008, 11:32 AM »
Series 8, 9 and most likely 10 are dead to me. OT till I die yo!  :P ;) ;D
Yeah, this is really frustrating to me that I'm only now getting into these Kubricks, because I missed out on the release of all the original trilogy figures.  I wouldn't mind getting McGregor's Obi Wan or Django Fett (that's how it should be spelled :) ), but of all the others released or announced, I'll probably pass.  I'm sure that this has been beat like no dead horse ever has on Star Wars forums, but excepting the opening scene of Phantom Menace (which I really liked, and which gave me a lot of hope), that whole trilogy just depressed the hell out of me.
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