Author Topic: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!  (Read 650 times)

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12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« on: July 9, 2012, 11:31 AM »
Oh my.

Must...

resist...

ordering...

both...

Gah!

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=1000301&ref=learnmore_1000301

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=100054&ref=companion_cross_1000301

Seriously though, I'm tempted on at least the trooper.  I really like that one.  Very well done, detailed, lots of good gear too with the extra rifle the exclusive guy has.  A nice nod there.

May cave here.  Between him, Bossk, and IG-88, I'm really looking at getting something soon.
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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #1 on: July 9, 2012, 01:44 PM »
Wow, remember when these things were only like $50?  Great figure, but when they put the words "Payment Plan" next to the price it becomes so much easier for me to resist.  The cannon is very cool, but ridiculous to ask the same price as the figure for it.
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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #2 on: July 9, 2012, 01:50 PM »
Yeah I'm leaning towards figure, and not the gun, but it'll be tough to pass on for me.

Payment Plan actually makes me look at it as an easier pill to swallow...  Something about plunking $150 down all at once makes me walk away, but $50 a month and suddenly I don't care.  It's like Wal-Mart's old lay-away...  It was free, and for some reason it made me not care as much, but it didn't cost any extra.  It always felt like budgeting the line was a little easier.

$150's not cheap though...  I attribute it to the short production runs though, and the unique parts that can't really be re-used much.  Bossk for isntance, or IG-88...  tough to reuse that stuff.
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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #3 on: July 9, 2012, 01:55 PM »
Oh, I totally think the Payment Plan is a nice offer and budgeting purchases is smarter than the ad hoc spending I do.  It's just that I associate payment plans with cars and appliances and other big, expensive things that I'd mostly rather not be buying.  Seeing that offered up for a figure is just a big old reminder that I should probably be doing something else with that money.   ;)
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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #4 on: July 9, 2012, 01:57 PM »
At least they haven't put an interest rate on it (yet  :-X)!

Yeah, when APY's come in, I think they'd be off the table for me again, haha.  I'm currently, very strongly, eyeing up Bossk, IG-88, and Snowtrooper for purchase...  Not sure where to go first though.
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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 01:07 AM »
I got my E-Web Cannon, I can't wait to pose the Snowtrooper with it!

Jayson's got some kickass photos: http://www.yakfaceforums.com/TGuide2004/html/Sideshow/ssc_eweb_cannon.html
« Last Edit: January 22, 2013, 01:08 AM by JesseVader08 »

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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 07:32 PM »
Just curious Jesse, but does the tripod fold up?  Do the pistons slide into each other and it sort of compresses?
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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 09:11 PM »
The legs are articulated with moving pistons and pivoting feet and you can slightly decrease the overall footprint of the tripod giving a bit more elevation, but unfortunately, it doesn't collapse totally which would have really kicked all kinds of ass.
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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 09:38 PM »
Thanks Jayson!

I was looking at your photos, couldn't tell if it collapsed totally or what.  It's plastic right?  Or resin?  Resin would explain any collapsability limitations I think.
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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 09:56 PM »
The lower supports on each leg are METAL so the chances of this warping over time are about zero. The upper struts are pistons and are just that - pistons - where the lower part travels inside of the outer beefer tube. The square "stabilizer" that ties the front leg to the back of the main body of the tripod is also designed as a piston.

As for the gun portion, it looks to a have a thumb activated trigger to fire the thing in the right grip/handle, but it is just for looks and doesn't depress. I thought the red viewscreen on the back was nice touch when it could have easily be painted, but what is also surprising is that there is a red lens on the front of the "sight" as well. When I first saw it, I searched high and low for some switch I could flip to illuminate this thing but like the trigger, it is also for show.

Sideshow is about 99% of the way there I think but there are some design aspects that would prevent it from collapsing. Ultimately, it would be better if each leg was removable.

What is also funny about this is I expected the power generator to open* just like the Kenner toy. If there was one complaint about the generator is the lack of substantial handles for the troopers to carry it. It'll be a bitch to have a couple of guys to "move" this thing around with its current design.

The whole damn thing is quite a beautiful piece of engineering though and, dare I say, a repeat purchase.

*If one is so inclined, you can gently pry the lid off the top to expose the inside of the power generator. I'm positive that this isn't an intended feature - but it is a fun discovery.  :P
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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 11:23 PM »
Received my second Snowtrooper today to complete the E-web emplacement8)
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Re: 12" Sideshow SNowtrooper AND Friggin' E-Web Cannon!
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 12:26 AM »
Oh wow, TWO Snowtroopers with the cannon, that's pretty sweet.  I just received mine Trooper today and will be opening it later tonight...