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Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« on: May 25, 2014, 11:24 PM »
Don't think we have a thread started for these yet (and really, Vader is the only once announced/planned so far).  Here's a bunch of pics anyway (clicky thumbnails for a better look):

         

Retail in Japan will be 4500 Yen and he's due in December 2014.  It'll be pricey to bring one into the USA, but probably worth it if you're a Vader collector.
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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 08:46 AM »
Anyone know how these match up with TBS 6" figures?  Price is way too steep for me.
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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 11:44 AM »
It's available for preorder now from BBTS. I ordered mine.
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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2014, 11:34 AM »
I thought this was only going to be $45?

I don't know, doesn't look much better to me than the Hasbro version. Not sure if my comic shop would even stock these or not either.
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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 12:11 PM »
I thought this was only going to be $45?

MSRP is 4500 Yen (~$44.15 US) in Japan, but most Japanese etailers are charging less ($35-40).

If you order from a solid Japanese etailer like Hobby Link Japan, you can get one for $37.50 US plus shipping from Japan.

BBTS is probably buying them wholesale from Japan for $40-45 shipped to them and then flipping them to US customers with a $10-15 mark up ($55).
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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 03:05 AM »
Thanks for the HLJ link Jeff, I'm putting in an order.

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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 12:57 PM »
Sorry I can't do up something nicer at the moment (too busy at work), but www.taghobby.com has new pics of the MAFEX Darth Vader and Stormtrooper figures from this past weekend's Wonder Festival in Japan!
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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 08:56 PM »
Stormtroopers are the same height as Vader.  Medicom, again WTH? Swing and miss. 

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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 12:19 PM »
Never got around to posting these, but I'll drop them in here since I'm doing the Revoltech too -

Miracle Action Figure EX (MAFEX) No. 010 Stormtrooper Pre-Orders:
- BBTS = $54.99 US
- Hobby Link Japan = ¥4,050 ($37.73 US)
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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2014, 04:10 AM »
I have the 4 different 6" versions of Vader on order: Hasbro, MAFEX, Revoltech and Bandai.  I'm looking forward to comparing them all when they arrive in the next couple months.

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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2014, 10:35 AM »
I have the 4 different 6" versions of Vader on order: Hasbro, MAFEX, Revoltech and Bandai.

Which Bandai Vader - the Movie Realization Samurai or the 1/12 Model Kit Vader?  And don't forget about the Bandai SH Figuarts Vader, which will be going up for pre-order in the near future! ;)
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Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« Reply #11 on: Today at 02:43 AM »
I have the 4 different 6" versions of Vader on order: Hasbro, MAFEX, Revoltech and Bandai.

Which Bandai Vader - the Movie Realization Samurai or the 1/12 Model Kit Vader?  And don't forget about the Bandai SH Figuarts Vader, which will be going up for pre-order in the near future! ;)

I've got both the Samurai and 1/12 Vader ordered, so I guess that makes 5 different 6" versions I have coming.  I haven't been able to find any preorders for the SH Figuarts version, but that'll make a cool half dozen.  Booyah.   8)