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Medicom RAH Stormtrooper
« on: June 6, 2005, 03:48 AM »
Anyone seen this?
http://www.katoots.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=26120
Looking mighty fine!!
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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #1 on: June 6, 2005, 04:15 AM »


Indeed.  It'll look pretty damned sweet next to the corresponding RAH Vader, for sure.  But if you don't mind Hemish, I'm going to move this post over into the 12" figure section, since that's where some folks prefer to discuss Medicom's Real Action Hero Line, since it's pretty similar to Hasbro's 12" scale...

Kudos to Slave1 for coming through with that sweet picture there!  8)
« Last Edit: June 6, 2005, 04:19 AM by JediMAC »

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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #2 on: June 6, 2005, 08:46 AM »
It shall be mine, mine I say!

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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #3 on: June 6, 2005, 04:04 PM »
This looks great!  I'm assuming the Stormtrooper will have the same incredible articulation as the Darth Vader, so this may be the new "gotta have" line...   :o

(PS. Thanks for the info Hemish!  I added this news to our front page and thanked you for pointing it out.   :))
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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #4 on: June 6, 2005, 06:02 PM »
How tall are these Medicom figures? If they are 12 inches, I  know I'll be suckered into having them, like the Marmit figures.

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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #5 on: June 6, 2005, 06:40 PM »
How tall are these Medicom figures? If they are 12 inches, I  know I'll be suckered into having them, like the Marmit figures.
They are 12".
I saw the Luke at Toy Fair and loved it, but didn`t get one.
When they annouced the Vader, I had to do get that one.
Now the Stormie, and if they do a Fett...I`m in for that as well.
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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #6 on: June 6, 2005, 07:42 PM »
Why do they rob me blind?!? Well, that's a good testimonial. Time for some more online shopping...

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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #7 on: June 6, 2005, 07:43 PM »
It just looks so cool.
Nothing is outta scale or anything, compare that to a hasbro 12" Stormie and the difference is ridiculous.
Anyone know the prices on this line the guys at katoots were talking $200-250 not sure if they were talking Singapore dollars or US.
Things like this make it very easy to leave the Hasbro stuff alone.
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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #8 on: June 6, 2005, 08:41 PM »
The shoulder armor looks off so I'm not as excited as I should be.  I'm sure once I see more pictures and different poses, I'll be preordering asap but for now...I dunno....it looks like Hasbro had a hand in it.  :-\

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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #9 on: June 6, 2005, 08:49 PM »


Not even in the same boat really are they??
Hasbro - Medicom
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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #10 on: June 7, 2005, 11:04 AM »
It just looks so cool.
Nothing is outta scale or anything, compare that to a hasbro 12" Stormie and the difference is ridiculous.
Anyone know the prices on this line the guys at katoots were talking $200-250 not sure if they were talking Singapore dollars or US.
Things like this make it very easy to leave the Hasbro stuff alone.
I have seen the Vader and Luke around $180 on eBay, bit higher in some online
stores.
I think Toy Tokyo had the Vader at around 160 or so.
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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #11 on: June 7, 2005, 11:07 AM »

Not even in the same boat really are they??
Hasbro - Medicom

HUGE difference there!
Of course $20 for the Hasbro and $180 for the Medicom is also a big difference  ;D
I don`t have too many 12", so I don`t mind spending the extra for something well
made like these.
The Metal Gear Solid RAH figs they did are awesome too, as well as Venom and
Cyclops, but I gotta stick to just SW with these....I hope...
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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #12 on: June 7, 2005, 01:48 PM »
Jesus, whoever this company is - they do a stand up job with these figures.

That ****** stormtrooper looks like a lifesize prop...as does the Vader.  Now I'm seriously thinking of buying the Vader again, if only to complement the stormie.

But on the flipside, 400 bones for two 12" figures is a little steep for my liking - that's close to 67 standard figures.


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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #13 on: June 7, 2005, 04:53 PM »
Very cool looking.  I have the Luke (btw...what's up with that pose on the Luke off to the right....it looks like he's about to drop a deuce!), and I have a Vader pre-ordered (should be here soon!).

The quality is amazing on these....I'm thinking that stormtrooper is a must have!  How about an Obi-Wan in the future Medicom?!
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Re: Medicom Stormtrooper
« Reply #14 on: June 8, 2005, 02:50 PM »
Jesus, whoever this company is - they do a stand up job with these figures.

Medicom is without a doubt one of the absolute best SW licensees out there.  They really "get it" when it comes to the saga, and the collectibles therefrom.  Their Kubrick line is a prime example.  Only problem is - they're a Japanese company.  So getting their stuff can be pretty tricky sometimes, and often rather expensive.  But it's usually worth it based on their incredible quality.

As for the Vader and Stormtrooper "figures" here, I wholeheartedly agree that they both look breathtaking.  The shiny Stormtrooper armor does indeed make it look like a real, life-sized prop.  I do agree with Beth just a bit that the shoulder piece looks a little off, but that may change later, or my brain may be a little off.  I dunno.  Incredible work though, but I doubt I'm going to be willing to toss down $400 for the two of them though.

I'm sure Boba Fett's gonna be next up for the RAH line here, so that's going to make it even more difficult to refrain from taking the bait...  :-\
« Last Edit: June 8, 2005, 02:51 PM by JediMAC »