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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2013, 04:42 PM »
I got tired of waiting, so I figured out how to get a message to Medicom.  Will see if they come back with any useful information - I hope the language barrier is not an issue.  I got a good chuckle from the auto-reply message:

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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2013, 04:56 PM »
Here was the reply I received the last time I checked in with their PR guy (Dec-2012).

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Dear Jeff,
 
Thank you for your inquiry and sorry for our belated reply.
We cannot inform you items which we have not announced officially
so please keep an eye on our website which will update new item information.
www.medicomtoy.co.jp

Thanks and best regards,

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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2013, 05:15 PM »
I'm in "Please wait for a while." status, but will let you know what I hear.  It would be a shame if these were truly done for good.   :-\
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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2013, 03:33 PM »
Looks like Kubricks in general may have gone the way of the dodo.  On Medicom's site, all you see announced over the last year or so (?) are Be@rbricks, apart from the odd Star Wars con exclusive like the Imperial Guard guy.
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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2013, 12:10 PM »
BREAKING NEWS!

Got my official reply from Medicom today.  Not sure how much stock I'd put in this, but it does offer a flicker of hope...

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Dear Justin,

Thank you for your inquiry.
We cannot give you specific information
but we do have plans to release the next series of KUBRICK STAR WARS in the future.

best regards,
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3-22-5 Uehara Shibuya Tokyo 151-0064
TEL:+81-3-3460-3933
overseas@medicomtoy.co.jp
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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2013, 12:20 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2013, 03:32 PM »
Now you need to ask them to define the word "Future".

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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2013, 05:58 PM »
I am a few waves behind unfortunatley. Alot of this stuff came out when i wasnt working and at the start of my doctoral program. Prices seem way to high to catch up especialy for the chase figures.  :'(
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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2013, 09:46 PM »
I am a few waves behind unfortunatley. Alot of this stuff came out when i wasnt working and at the start of my doctoral program. Prices seem way to high to catch up especialy for the chase figures.  :'(

You should PM Dan.  He was planning to sell a lot of his stuff, though not sure if he will wait longer after this news.
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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2013, 10:36 AM »
I am a few waves behind unfortunatley. Alot of this stuff came out when i wasnt working and at the start of my doctoral program. Prices seem way to high to catch up especialy for the chase figures.  :'(

You should PM Dan.  He was planning to sell a lot of his stuff, though not sure if he will wait longer after this news.

You are mistaken, Justin.  Someone shares the same avatar, so yeah confusing.  ;)
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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2013, 12:14 PM »
Thats good news. Maybe it was a licensing delay this whole time...?

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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2013, 01:18 PM »
Ooops!  Apparently there is another....
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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2013, 06:20 PM »
Earlier this month I made mention at kubricknation that the Winter Wonder Festival 2013 was set for 10th Feb and no sign of of a carded exclusive. 

Each WonderFest (both Summer and Winter) has had a carded exclusive Star Wars kub for the last 3 years but there was nothing this Fest, which has obviously now come and gone.

I did a search around the blogs for photos of Medicom's booth but the best I could come up with was from Medicom's own site:





Not exactly the best pictures but it's my impression there were no kubricks shown. Usually you can capture a glimpse of them (as well as the be@rbricks) in front of or behind the RAH's on their respective blogs and forums.

BBTS also has all the WonderFest 2013 exclusives to purchase and only RAH's from Medicom.
 


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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2013, 07:56 AM »
Not completely on topic, but I just did a search of sold auctions on ebay. Definately some surprises there. Hoth soldier chase can still be had around $150, but the only hammerhead on the list sold for $500  :o.  I think they underproduced the last couple of series, but that hasn't caused a corresponding jump in the price of the basic sets from those series.

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Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« Reply #29 on: April 9, 2013, 04:55 PM »
man, so nothing for 2012 and so far the same is true for 2013... sad. I hope we get something by the end of this year.