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Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: April 21, 2007, 02:55 PM »
Hi, guys! I thought you Kubrickaholics could help me out. I have seen pictures of a certain Admiral Ackbar, a certain Snaggletooth, and a certain Death Star Gunner over at yakface (well, and a certain yakface over at yakface!), and I've decided its time to begin getting me some of these!

But Ive never bought one ever before, so I cant begin to have any idea where to find them. I really really want to start collecting these, so Id really appreciate some help, JDers! Thanks.  8)
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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007, 03:45 PM »
All you need to do is scope out some of the classifieds on this site, and you will find some in short order. It is good to understand the case ratios (take a look at the great checklist that Jessevader has put together) so you know which are harder to find than others. 

Most of the kubrick boxes have had 3-4 figures that there are only one of out of 12. Other characters can be 3 or 4 out of 12. What that means is years down the road, with series 3 for instance, wicket and jawa are still $5 a figure, while Lando or 3-PO can set you back $30. The AT-AT driver can be even more.

Then there are the chase figures, which can be 2 per master case of 48 figures (1:24), 1 per master case of 48 figures(1:48), or 1 in every other (1:96). These start getting spendy. Although some of the 1:24 figures from the early sets are less expensive than some of the 1:12- it just depends on the desirability of the figure.

Check out the checklist, the classifieds, and completed auctions on ebay- With a little effort and luck they start to pile up in a hurry!

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007, 04:27 PM »
Dan didn't mention that these are largely an overseas thing too.  Relatively few US retailers carry them as they tend to be Japanese/Hong Kong exclusive in terms of distribution.  Most of us order them directly from HLJ.com or Robby.jp (requires membership) though I think BBTS is still selling them in the US.  Many folks hook up together with a pimp pusher supplier like Jeff to get upcoming stuff.

Basically you won't find them at retail, even less common places like Hot Topic or comic stores.
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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007, 05:47 PM »
To Dan and Morgbug you listen, Robo-Quack! ;) And for a complete visual Kubrick guide, go no farther than JD's very own.
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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2007, 07:58 PM »
Although to be fair, I spent some time at Yakface today, and they have begun a very nice checklist themselves. I like the "check" feature- but it reminds me there are some I do not have, and some I probably never will, even with beer and ebay.

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2007, 08:15 PM »
If you want to order online, just a few places in the US carry Kuby's:

Toytokyo.com

Drtonguestoys.com

Freebento.com

As mentioned, check the JD classifieds or eBay. Once you get one, you are hooked.  ;D

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2007, 09:27 PM »
.... there are some I do not have, and some I probably never will, even with beer and ebay.

Do not underestimate the powers of beer and eBay

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2007, 10:17 PM »
I used JD as a template, so this may help.
Its good to know ratios.
It might be best to buy past series by the series, try to get at least the basic six then the chase figures, I guess the same can be said for future series as well or you can buy a Master Case or a box of 12, but be aware (especially on ebay) when you buy boxes of 12, chances are that it will not have any chase figures in it because the boxes of 12 that had them have already been pulled from the case.
Most 1:48 (or 1:96) figures go for $100 or more.

Basic Series come in cases of 48.

As far as the 1:48 figures go...the pattern as of late is that you get one or the other in your case, not both! (This is for anyone new or anyone who has not paid attention! ) There was a pattern with certain series as far as which one you could expect in your case depending on if it was from Japan or Hong Kong, but as of late I think its been totally random.

As far as 2:48 or 3:48 Figures go...they will all be in the same box of 12 NOT spread throughout the case of 48.


Star Wars Series 1 April 2003

Dengar [1:12]
IG-88 [3:12]
Boba Fett [ESB version, with 2 green gauntlets] [4:12]
Bossk [2:12]
4-LOM [1:12]
Zuckuss [1:12]
Boba Fett [ROTJ version w/ 2 red gauntlets] [1:48] CHASE Hong Kong
Boba Fett [Vintage version w/ 1 yellow and 1 red gauntlet] [1:48] CHASE Japan


Star Wars Series 2 November 2003

Sandtrooper [Orange pauldron] [4:12]
Han Solo [3:12]
Cantina Band Member - instr. A [2:12] Japan
Cantina Band Member - instr. B [2:12] Hong Kong
Obi-Wan Kenobi [1:12]
Greedo [1:12]
Tusken Raider [1:12]
Sandtrooper [White Pauldron] [4:48]CHASE NOTE: Not sure on the exact ratio on this, only that they would all be in the same box of 12 like the 2:48 & 3:48 figures.  So it seems that all 4 are in the same box of 12.  I got all orange in the box of 12 I bought.
Indiana Jones [1:48]CHASE In Han Solo Box


Star Wars Series 3 October 2004

C-3PO [1:12]
Han Solo [Carbonite Block] [3:12]
AT-AT Driver [1:12]
Jawa [3:12]
Wicket [3:12]
Lando Calrissian [ESB] [1:12]
Han Solo [Hibernation Sickness] [3:48]CHASE
Jawa [Vinyl Caped w/ion blaster] [1:48]CHASE Japan
Logray [1:48]CHASE Hong Kong In Wicket Box


Star Wars Series 4 June 2005

Darth Vader [4:12]
Stormtrooper  [4:12]
Emperor Palpatine [1:12]
Luke Skywalker [Bespin Outfit] [1:12]
Han Solo [Hoth Outfit] [1:12]
Nien Nunb [1:12]
Luke Skywalker [Darth Vader] [1:48] CHASE
Han Solo [Stormtrooper] [2:48] CHASE Japan
Luke Skywalker [Stormtrooper] [2:48] CHASE Hong Kong
Note: You either got 2 Han Stormies or 2 Luke Stormies in a case of 48 and both were in the same box of 12.


Star Wars Series 5 October 2005

Yoda [2:12]
Luke Skywalker [Jedi Knight] [4:12]
Princess Leia [Slave Outfit] [1:12]
Admiral Ackbar  [1:12]
Death Star Gunner [3:12]
Snaggletooth [1:12]
Han Solo [Endor Gear]  [2:48]CHASE In Luke Jedi Box
Walrus Man  [1:48]CHASE In Death Star Gunner Box
Snaggletooth [Blue Vintage Line] [1:48]CHASE NOTE: if you get the Blue Snag, you don't get a Red Snag.  The Blue Snag is in the Red Snag Box and Red Snag is 1:12


Star Wars Series 6 June 2006

Tie Fighter Pilot [4:12]
Death Star Trooper [2:12]
Luke Skywalker [X-Wing Fighter]  [3:12]
Rebel Trooper [1:12]
RA-7  [1:12]
R4-M9 [1:12]
Wedge [2:48]CHASE in Luke X-Wing Box
Tarkin [1:48]CHASE in Tie Pilot Box
Imperial officer [1:48]CHASE in Death Star Trooper Box


Star Wars Series 7 November 2006

Royal Guard [4:12]
Scout Trooper [3:12]
Anakin Spirit [2:12]
Gamorrean Guard [1:12]
Leia Boushh [1:12]
Lando Skiff [1:12]
Blue Royal Guard [2:48]CHASE
Anakin Flesh [1:48]CHASE
Yak Face [1:48]CHASE NOTE: if you get the Yak Face, you don't get a Gamorrean Guard.  The Yak Face is in the Gamorrean Guard Box and the Gamorrean Guard is 1:12




Various Box sets:

Star Wars Early Bird Certificate Package: January 2003
Luke Skywalker [Brown hair]
Princess Leia
Chewbacca
R2-D2

Medicom Club Exclusive: Star Wars Speeder Bike: April 2004
Luke Skywalker [Endor Gear w/ Speederbike]
Princess Leia [Endor Gear]

Wonder Festival: Max Rebo Band Set: February 2005 [Limited to 2005]
Max Rebo
Droopy McCool
Sy Snootles
Doda Bodonawieedo

Toys R Us Exclusive Box Set: December 2004
Spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Han Solo [Bespin Outfit]
Paploo
R5-D4
Imperial R2 Unit

Toys R Us Exclusive Box Set 2: December 2005
Luke Skywalker [Ceremonial Outfit]
K-3PO
R5-A1
Ten Nunb
Wicket [Ewoks Version]

Medicom Club Exclusive November 2006
Biker Scout with Speeder Bike

Medicom Club Exclusive Boxset - Apr 2007
2-1B
B-Wing Pilot
C-3PO - Droids style
Luke Skywalker & Yoda
Snowtrooper


Carded Kubricks:

Bathing Ape Gallery Exhibition Exclusive: June 2003
Carded "Bape" Boba Fett [Vintage version]

The Art of Star Wars Exhibition at Kyoto National Museum: June 24, 2003 – August 31, 2003
Carded Luke Skywalker [Blonde hair]

Wonder Festival Exclusive: February 2004
Carded R2-D2 [Droids] [Limited to 2004]

Parco Museum Exhibition Exclusive: June 2004
Carded Sandtrooper [Black Pauldron]

Wonder Festival Exclusive: August 2004
Carded Boba Fett [Droids] [Limited to 2004]

World Character Convention 19: November 2004
Carded Princess Leia [Hologram Form] [Limited to 2004]

Medicom Exhibition ‘05 Exclusive: June 29, 2005
Carded Darth Vader

Parco Jorg Sacul -
2006 Medicom Toy Exhibition exclusive (Jun 23/06)

Black Hole Stormtrooper
1000 limited to WCC and another 1006 via Medicom collectors club.


400% Kubrick

Bounty Hunter Exclusive 10th Anniversary: April 29, 2005
Boba Fett [Vintage Version] [Limited: 1000]

Wonder Festivel [Summer] Exclusive: August 21, 2005
Boba Fett [ESB Version] [Limited: 2005]

Blister Pack Exclusive: December 31, 2005
Luke Skywalker [Stormtrooper]
Han Solo [Stormtrooper]

Darth Vader - Blister.jp Exclusive - Sept 2006

Black Hole (Shadow) Stormtrooper - Blister.jp Exclusive in store event March 2007 "World Characters Store" in Shibuya Tokyo. Limited to 1000

Boba Fett ROTJ Version Limit 2007 500 offered at Wonder festival 07 in Japan 1507 Medicom Club online.


Star Wars Be@rbricks:

Wicket - Be@rbricks Series 7 - 1:192

Wicket - Wonder Festival (Feb 19/06) & internet mail-order exclusive - 2006 pcs total

Parco Exclusive Empire Black Be@rbrick w/ 100 and 400% Versions Set
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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2007, 10:40 PM »
Don't do it, Robo!! Don't give into the dark side of Kubricks!!

Where's Jeff? He's always trying to get me hooked... I think he's even trying to find a DS Gunner to tempting me into this habit hobby.  ;) Someday he'll catch me at a weak moment and bam... I'm screwed.

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2007, 11:01 PM »
Don't do it, Robo!! Don't give into the dark side of Kubricks!!

Where's Jeff? He's always trying to get me hooked... I think he's even trying to find a DS Gunner to tempting me into this habit hobby.  ;) Someday he'll catch me at a weak moment and bam... I'm screwed.

Ha!
I agree!
Once you start there is no going back.
I gave up on being a completest a long time ago, now I just keep a few cool ones, but I just can't stop cold turkey.

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2007, 12:52 AM »
.... there are some I do not have, and some I probably never will, even with beer and ebay.

Do not underestimate the powers of beer and eBay

 :D

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2007, 10:32 AM »
They truly are addicting, but they are hard to hell to track down (especially series 1 & parts of 2, Obi, Greedo, & Tusken). I'm not even going to get into hunting after the exclusives...too much time, too much money.

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2007, 08:04 AM »
Hi,

I'm brand new to the forums and actually brand new to collecting star wars kubricks.  I'm really interested in collecting these kubricks and I've been trying to figure out a way to collect all of them.  I've been doing research and I've found it's pretty difficult to get them.  I know I can use ebay but does anyone have any advice on how to get these kubricks and where to start?  Should I buy them?  Can I trade for them and if so who do I contact? 

I know ebay is a way but sometimes they get pretty pricey. 

In particular I'm looking for the earlier series like Series 1 - 4.  As you know it's pretty hard to get these now.  But any advice would be greatly appreciated. :)  Thanks a lot.


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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2007, 09:03 AM »
Welcome eglew88!

If you go back to the main Kubrick thread, you will find a sub-thread titled Kubrick Newbies: Questions and Advice- It should be a good starting point!

Keep an eye on the classifieds section, I saw DSJ recently put some up, and I still have a sealed box of series 7 plus a basic set of 6 available. The early series are definately tough to get, but it really comes down to choices of what you want to collect. I pass on the sideshow and gentle giant items, and feel better dropping more dough on the kubricks myself.

This thread will probably get merged with the other, but welcome and good luck!

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Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2007, 05:29 PM »
Thanks a lot.  I'll contact DSJ and look into the other stuff.  Greatly appreciated.