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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #105 on: July 27, 2012, 11:08 PM »
Would't you just sculpty the pants and use strips of electrical tape for the suspenders?
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #106 on: July 28, 2012, 02:15 AM »
White elastic with fabric markers?  Done and done.

Phruby,

I'm not a big fan of Sculpey for anything but a prototype to then cast...  Which is a labor-intensive and costly process.  I'd much rather just make little pants for the existing muftak, kinda like they made the giant boots and Jedi robes for him to make the Jedi Talz from the Tartakovsky toon...

Sculpey, for me (especially since I suck at sculpting) is more a launching pad to something sturdier and more able to be functional when it's done.  A lot of guys sculpt and just bake it on, and then the custom goes on a shelf and it's nto meant to be moved.  I like to move stuff and Sculpey will fall apart pretty easily I've found, even the Super stuff.

(Tip of the day, it's always available at Michaels and almost always can be had with a 40% Off Coupon, even via their phone ap)

Part of me thinks the tiny "big pants" would be all the more comical too, for some reason.  Just picturing it in my head makes me giggle a little at what the fig would look like.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #107 on: July 28, 2012, 10:44 AM »
Ok, I have an plan for this JJ, I will post the pics later if successful, I will send them to you directly if it is a total failure.

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #108 on: July 28, 2012, 12:04 PM »
Please post pics.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #109 on: July 29, 2012, 02:52 AM »
On topic: I'm perfectly content with the old Muftak, especially since I despise softgoods.  Your miniature sewing machine sure sounds interesting though!

Off topic (now): I originally wanted to vomit at the idea of Brian's getting an exclusive like this, especially at that nasty $25 price point.  But after calming down I decided I'd rather get gouged $25 a pop for the last handful of "never-before-made" figures from the movies than never getting them at all (literally, or figuratively based on Hasbro's crap distribution nowadays).  That said, if Brian's Toys wants to spring for $25 figures of Cliegg Lars, Sim Aloo, Sgt. Doaylnn, a couple more Padmes, Tonnika Sisters, and a few others, I guess I'm game.  Hopefully Hasbro will let the likes of Target and Walmart beat them to the punch though.  As horrid as things went for the TPM release earlier this year (movie and figures), I'm hoping Hasbro and LFL will still use the presumed 5 remaining 3D releases to promote the likes of the aforementioned figures during their respective releases.

As for the Jocasta figure, I think the face could use a better likeness (as usual), but overall it definitely looks pretty well done and accurate.  That Dooku bust is obviously one of the nicer accessories we've ever gotten with a figure (excluding the various deluxe lines), which makes the price point slightly more easy to stomach.  I just think $19.99 would've been a more tolerable price for most everyone, and judging by the quick reversal Brian's did on the "charge now, receive next year" nonsense, I'm guessing early sales were pretty underwhelming at this higher price point.  It'll be interesting to see if they drop the price on Jocasta later on next year, like EE has occasionally done on their SW exclusives in the past.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #110 on: November 20, 2012, 09:44 PM »
Time for a bump, anyone else curious why there has only been drips and drops of these shipping it seems?  I'm guessing maybe in part because Brian's Toys has to handle probably a lot of orders I'd imagine.

I have 3 on order...  none have shipped yet.  Little nervous.  :-\

On Spirit Of's point about $25 figures to get you obscurity...

I'm not opposed to it ONLY if it's like Jocasta's been done.  If they got us a new Owen/Beru, or Cliegg, and they came with something nice as an accessory PLUS the usual guns/coats/whatever they SHOULD have, I'm more ok with that concept.  $25, for what you're getting with Jocasta, isn't as bad as people think.  She has the Dooku bust with the holocron under it, plus she has the rest of her Jedi Junk she should have, and fairly elaborate packaging.

That said, I'd do without elaborate packaging happily if the figure were more in line with $15 to $18 then.  Just a regular card to match other figures in the line they come out in, that would suit me.  I don't need a clamshell.  Especially for something obscure.  ICMG sure, but Jocasta?  or the Lars clan?  Meh.  Give me them in a plastic baggie for all I care, but a simple card to match the line they're released during would be fine too, or always on a Vintage Card would suit me as well.  Simplify the process that way. 

I just think the little bust and stuff add to Jocasta...  She has a little more umph because of that.  Come to think of it I wish all Jedi came with a bust from the library.  That'd be damn cool.

It helped too, free shipping on this figure from Brian's Toys.  I can't say I'm unhappy with them getting this.  If it works, I'm game for more.

Doallyn and a couple of Spirit's though, I'd rather just see in the line.  They're less boring, at least to me anyway.  Cool aliens are always cooler than old women librarians with bitchy attitudes.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #111 on: November 21, 2012, 04:01 PM »
I've still yet to bite on this one... I just can't pay $25 for a single figure. Heck, I think some of the Celebration exclusives (concept droids, Zuckuss/4-LOM reverse set, etc) were maybe $20 tops, and they had much less excessive packaging too.

Plus I missed out on a group of locals that did a bulk order to shave on shipping, which is supposedly ridiculous for a lone figure. Kinda bummed about that.

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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #112 on: November 21, 2012, 07:33 PM »
I can understand that.   :-\
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #113 on: November 22, 2012, 09:17 AM »
I haven't ordered her either, but that's because I'm not worried about a sell out.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #114 on: November 22, 2012, 09:18 PM »
I saw one site report that someone had gotten Jocasta Nu already.  But has Brians Toys started charging anyone's cards yet?  I certainly haven't seen that charge hit my own card yet.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #115 on: December 4, 2012, 04:56 PM »
Time for a bump, anyone else curious why there has only been drips and drops of these shipping it seems?  I'm guessing maybe in part because Brian's Toys has to handle probably a lot of orders I'd imagine.

I have 3 on order...  none have shipped yet.  Little nervous.  :-\

On Spirit Of's point about $25 figures to get you obscurity...


Just checked the listing on the Brians Toys site.  The listing for Jocasta Nu currently states that the expected availability is January 31st, 2013.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #116 on: December 4, 2012, 05:48 PM »
It has been that way for a while now. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason as to why orders are sporadically being filled - including my own.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #117 on: December 4, 2012, 09:10 PM »
Kinda bull**** at the moment.  Very frustrating.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #118 on: December 10, 2012, 09:06 PM »
Fired off a mail... See where that gets me.  I have 3 on order for myself and 2 local guys who help me with orders, so this sorta bites right now.  Hope this gets resolved soon.
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Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« Reply #119 on: December 10, 2012, 10:07 PM »
It sounds like Brians Toys simply doesn't have a billing & shipping department that can deal with this kind of volume.  They've been around for a while, but I don't think they've ever done volume sales that comes close to what EE does.  And EE has handled their fair share of online exclusives.  But they've had time to build up their infrastructure to handle things like a Star Wars exclusive figure.
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