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Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« on: July 22, 2008, 11:34 PM »
« Last Edit: July 23, 2008, 12:09 AM by Jeff »
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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 11:43 PM »
Very interesting.  That one came out of left field.  I didn't see it listed, I wonder what the cost is.

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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 03:55 AM »
Not to shabby, may have to think about getting him.

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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2008, 06:59 AM »
Nice surprise. We knew about Vader, didnt expect this one.
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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008, 07:36 AM »
I hate Sideshow's preview shots... I'll probably order this guy, but it'd be nice to actually see what it looks like.

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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008, 10:39 AM »
I really hate little teaser shots like this for any product.  Just show the product already.  Sigh.   Anyway, the helmet looks decent.  For me it will depend on how much they charge for this.  If it's $140 forget it. 

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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2008, 11:42 AM »
Yeah, but let's be honest, we're all hooked from the teaser on anyway!  I'd love to get about a half dozen of these things so I can customize them, but I ain't about to spend about $90-$110 (I'm guessing) just to paint some!  I'm even more excited to see which troopers come out next!

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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2008, 08:45 PM »
RS is reporting some good news for this one.

"With an open ended pre-order, collectors can grab up to six of the exclusive version, which comes with the blaster seen in some of the earlier costume photos, and as many of the regular editions they want. The figure will be set at somewhere around the $80 mark"

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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2008, 02:50 PM »
Apparently the regular edition is now up for preorder, $89.99, shipping 4th Quarter 2008.  The exclusive version (on sale next week) includes a Stormtrooper blaster pistol as the unique accessory.
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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2008, 05:21 PM »
I think this might be a little pricey, since they are basically recycling the Clone Wars Obi-Wan body.

Could the armor pieces be THAT difficult to produce?
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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2008, 12:43 PM »
Why is Vader more expensive than this?
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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2008, 07:25 PM »
My guess is that he's an all new sculpted armor figure and probably a bit larger.  The stormtrooper is basically a CW General Kenoby body minus the robes and with a helmet.
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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #12 on: August 1, 2008, 03:09 PM »
I just don't get it.   I got the Vader with no problem.  I log on to get the stormtrooper and it automatically sends me to the wait list?

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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #13 on: August 1, 2008, 07:54 PM »
I got vader this morning but ended up skipping the stormtrooper. he looks great but another $100 and i have a 12" trooper i can place behind vader if i ever wanted to.

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Re: Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper
« Reply #14 on: August 1, 2008, 10:40 PM »
I just don't get it.   I got the Vader with no problem.  I log on to get the stormtrooper and it automatically sends me to the wait list?

Arggh!

That's not surprising.  Stormies are significantly cheaper and someone out there is bound to be troop building (or at least getting more than one). 

I was initially tempted by this figure, but the prices on these have become ridiculous.  And only the exclusive version comes with a blaster?  Really?  I bought into the rebel fleet trooper, but I have enough other 12" stormies to easily pass this one AND the Vader.
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