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Title: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on June 20, 2009, 08:24 AM
So, with all the sequel deluxeness, where is the original original?


my first guesses/wants

Ceremonial Han
Ceremonial Leia
Ceremonial Chewie
Dodanna
Hood up Obi Wan
Wuher

Or would they delve in to the early bird kit and do some re-releases of Chewie, Leia, etc?

I think a landspeeder would be a cool build-a-kuby-

What do you think?

Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: AndyG on June 20, 2009, 11:24 AM
The landspeeder as the vehicle.

Maybe another Sandtrooper - with a re-release of the black pauldron?

Hammerhead is the one I'd really want.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: icruise on June 20, 2009, 01:08 PM
I'm not sure how I feel about them redoing the figures in the early-bird set, since I paid a fair amount to get those. But I'll also have to admit that they don't really fit in that well with the rest of the range in terms of their style and quality.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: JediJman on June 22, 2009, 01:02 AM
I'm sure it's unlikely, but I'd like to see Deluxe Series 3 like this:

Wuher
Hem Dazon
Lak Sivrak
Feltipern Trevagg
Labria
Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead)

And the BAF could be the bar!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: David on June 22, 2009, 01:33 AM
How about:

-Owen Lars
-Beru Lars
-Gonk Droid
-Sandtrooper
-Jawa
-CZ-3

...to build a dewback. Are they doing chase figures in the deluxe series? If so, here are some ideas:

-Biggs Darklighter - Tosche Station (in Owen Lars box)
-Camie (in Beru Lars box)
-Power Droid - vintage deco (in Gonk Droid box)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: JediJman on June 22, 2009, 10:24 AM
How about:

-Owen Lars
-Beru Lars
-Gonk Droid
-Sandtrooper
-Jawa
-CZ-3

...to build a dewback. Are they doing chase figures in the deluxe series? If so, here are some ideas:

-Biggs Darklighter - Tosche Station (in Owen Lars box)
-Camie (in Beru Lars box)
-Power Droid - vintage deco (in Gonk Droid box)

I thought about some of these, but hope they stay away from remaking previously done figures like Jawa and Sandy.  If they're going to remake figs, then I hope they just go with ANH Luke, Leia, Chewie, R2, etc. for the masses.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: karamazov80 on June 22, 2009, 10:56 AM
I think this set is a bit tougher than the others, because there weren't that many main characters or drastically different outfits/incarnations of characters from ANH that we didn't already get.  The ceremonial garb is one possibility, but they only appeared for about a minute, and those aren't particularly interesting or different, IMO.

I say one or two more "bar" aliens/monsters, possibly another new empire goon, maybe an update of "classic" Leia and Luke, though I would hope that they would have enough to set them apart from their "Early Bird" releases.  "Old Ben" with hood up could be a nice variant to own, though kind of dull.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: Sir Real on June 22, 2009, 01:07 PM
I'd be all for a reissues of the figures that originally came with paper costumes: orignal Leia in white dress, and those ROTJ figures (not part of ANH, I know), of Luke and Leia on the speederbikes, replacing the paper with plastic costume parts.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: Scott on June 22, 2009, 01:08 PM
As long as we eventually get a Hammerhead and Gonk Droid, the rest is gravy :)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: evenflow on June 22, 2009, 01:20 PM
I wouldn't be surprised to see a landspeeder but i would much prefer a dewback. I wish we were getting a Wampa and Taun Taun instead of the at-st
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: karamazov80 on June 22, 2009, 01:37 PM
Yeah, my issue with the AT-ST is that you shouldn't be able to see the Kubrick driver inside very well (unless there is a little step for him to poke out of the top).  In that sense, it is nice to have a Kubrick-scaled vehicle, but I would prefer something where you can show off the figures.  I would prefer a mini-Landspeeder from ANH, or one of the creatures that Evenflow describes over something where you can't see the figure.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: icruise on June 22, 2009, 02:47 PM
The AT-ST is cool, but it doesn't exactly scream "ESB" to me, and I agree that there are some other things that might have been better. Of course they don't all lend themselves to the "build-a-figure" concept as well. In any case this does not make me want to get all of the figures in the series in the same way that Jabba and his throne does (although I still may do that).
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: AndyG on June 22, 2009, 03:37 PM
Yeah, my issue with the AT-ST is that you shouldn't be able to see the Kubrick driver inside very well

Driver - nobody mentioned an AT-ST driver yet - chase figure? another wave?  :P

I'm also on the fence about hanging on to the AT-ST. I'll be after the figures but whether I pick them up without the AT-ST parts or trade/sell the AT-ST when in hand I'm not sure  :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: Symposium on June 22, 2009, 03:59 PM
What a bizarre wave of negativity towards the AT-ST  :(

Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: BrentS on June 22, 2009, 05:06 PM
I'm excited about the AT-ST.  I think its great they they are taking these Kubricks to unchartered territories! 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2009, 05:28 PM
I'm liking the gonk and hammerhead scheme, and a dewback would be excellent, especially if the sandy fit inside like the vintage kenner unit!  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: Symposium on June 23, 2009, 03:06 AM
I'm excited about the AT-ST.
 

Good to know I'm not alone.

I think its great they they are taking these Kubricks to unchartered territories! 

Well the Speeder bike sets charted some of Kubytopia, so we're long over due for more vehicles etc.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3, ANH (we hope)
Post by: I Am Sith on June 23, 2009, 10:14 AM
Driver - nobody mentioned an AT-ST driver yet - chase figure? another wave?  :P

It was in the Medicom Toy Exhibition '09 thread ;)

How about an AT-ST Driver and a Han in AT-ST Driver disguise?
Title: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on June 18, 2010, 11:38 AM
Found this in the comments section on Instinctoys's Blog (http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Finstinctoy.blog73.fc2.com%2Fblog-entry-848.html%23more&sl=ja&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8)

Quote
Not only SWKUBDX Series 3, 4 And they were even on display series! !
Desert planet Tatooine, Series 3, Series 4 in the Death Star, ☆ display was exhibited
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 & 4
Post by: I Am Sith on June 18, 2010, 11:48 AM
Please let there be a Hammerhead in the Tatooine wave, please, please, please!!!!!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 & 4
Post by: Symposium on June 18, 2010, 12:04 PM
ok lets start the wants lists before pictures appear  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 & 4
Post by: P-Siddy on June 18, 2010, 12:05 PM
Tatooine could have possibiliies, like Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, cantina creatures. Maybe a Landspeeder for the builder?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 & 4
Post by: Jayson on June 18, 2010, 12:18 PM
I'm guessing Dewback or Landspeeder B.A.D. for the Tatooine Set

Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on June 18, 2010, 12:20 PM
Yeah, Dewback or Landspeeder are what I would guess as well.  I can't wait for the pics to leak!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on June 18, 2010, 12:21 PM
A Bantha with bantha fodder accessory  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: evenflow on June 18, 2010, 12:45 PM
I'm hoping for a dewback over the landspeeder. A Bantha would rock as well.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on June 18, 2010, 12:50 PM
As long as it isn't a pod racer I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on June 18, 2010, 01:24 PM
I'd love to get a Dewback as the Build-A-Figure to go with the Sandtroopers from Series 2.  However, I would be even more happy to get a bunch of Cantina Aliens in this Series release and the parts to build the Cantina bar.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: gravetrooper on June 18, 2010, 01:38 PM
My vote is for a land speeder, but I think it will be the cantina bar to go with all the new cantina aliens we will see.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: nerdlinger on June 18, 2010, 02:15 PM
Wow - awesome news.   :o

I know someone who will be at the Exhibition, so I'll see if I can't get some info...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on June 18, 2010, 02:55 PM
Dewback, Bantha, Landspeeder are all reasonable and would be interesting.  How about a Sandcrawler?  Too large I'd think.  A hut?  Moisture vaporator is too simple. 

Am hoping it's not a prequel wave though. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on June 18, 2010, 04:51 PM
Dewback Dewback Dewback!

And YES PLEASE to a Hammerhead.  I wonder what's in the Death Star Dlx S4?  Most of those figures have all been done...  ???
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on June 18, 2010, 06:23 PM
This is great news! Here's hoping for that hammerhead, maybe a muftak, and an obi wan with the hood up (although that could be a death star scene figure too). If this isn't just A New Hope wave, maybe tessek or ree yees are a possibility. Please don't trot out too many main characters, I really don't want to see another chewbacca in this wave, and anyone who doesn't already have han didn't try hard enough.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on June 19, 2010, 01:17 AM
Quote
X3 parts of passengers item 4 (KUB4 body can ride) ♪ ground was like a convertible for a ride and I'm sorry ... I do not know the name (^^;), Mr. personnel Medicom [I wonder if this part into the proper box (lol) but said he 』, ☆ volume was certainly much more than even Java

This sounds like the Landspeeder to me.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on June 19, 2010, 01:45 AM
Agreed here it is using babelfish

Quote
As for the part item 4 passengers (KUB4 body riding in a car possibility) the ♪・・・ name which is the vehicle the ground like the opencar is not recognized and the [te] does not inhale (the ^^; ) Is, but whether also the person in charge of [medeikomu] 'this part enters into the box properly, (laughing)' with saying, it increased, but it was the volume which certainly exceeds also [jiyaba] much*
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on June 19, 2010, 09:28 AM
Quote
X3 parts of passengers item 4 (KUB4 body can ride) ♪ ground was like a convertible for a ride and I'm sorry ... I do not know the name (^^;), Mr. personnel Medicom [I wonder if this part into the proper box (lol) but said he 』, ☆ volume was certainly much more than even Java

This sounds like the Landspeeder to me.

This sounds like a heavy drinking problem to me.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: P-Siddy on June 19, 2010, 01:02 PM
Quote
certainly much more than even Java

I assume the volume is larger than Jabba?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: P-Siddy on June 19, 2010, 11:50 PM
I was thinking that with us already getting Jabba, a "neutral" character, and the AT-ST being Imperial, I'd like to think they'd balance it out and give something for the good guys. But, really, I think any of those mentioned are cool.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Scott on June 20, 2010, 11:58 PM
I'm pretty sure we are getting a Landspeeder

Luke Skywalker
Obi-Wan
Jawa
R5-D4

Not sure on the other two yet...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on June 21, 2010, 12:03 AM
I saw a "sand people" on this page's translation (http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.livedoor.jp%2Fdudelove27%2Farchives%2F65435747.html&lp=ja_en&btnTrUrl=Translate) as well.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on June 21, 2010, 12:56 AM
I saw a "sand people" on this page's translation (http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fblog.livedoor.jp%2Fdudelove27%2Farchives%2F65435747.html&lp=ja_en&btnTrUrl=Translate) as well.

The Housekeeping of Star Wars  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: kaysui0248 on June 21, 2010, 11:21 AM
I'm pretty sure we are getting a Landspeeder

Luke Skywalker
Obi-Wan
Jawa
R5-D4

Not sure on the other two yet...

DX Series3
ベン・ケノービ(ビニール)
サンドトルーパー(黒ショルダー)
ルーク・スカイウォーカー(ポンチョ&帽子&ゴーグル)
R5-D4
タスケンレイダー(ビニール)
ガリンダン

このシリーズはボーナスパーツでX-34ランドスピーダーが完成します。
これがまたデカくてカッコよかったっス!

ちなみにディスプレイボードはモスアイズリーでロントにのったジャワが描かれていました。
これがまたカワイイかったっス!

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/panchobilly315/folder/888816.html

Google translation
DX Series3
Ben Kenobi (vinyl)
Sandotorupa (Shoulder Black)
Luke Skywalker (Poncho and hat and goggles)
R5-D4
Tasukenreida (vinyl)
Garindan

Part of this series will complete the bonus Randosupida X-34.
Su Ku standing Yokatsu big and cool it again!

Display board was painted the way I got into Toronto at Mosuaizuri Java.
Su standing again at this cute hue!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on June 21, 2010, 11:36 AM
Translation:

Floppy Hat Luke
Ben Kenobi
R5-D4
Sandtrooper (Black Pauldron)
Garindan
Tusken Raider

BAD: Luke's (x-34) Landspeeder

Could "Vinyl" mean vinyl cape a la the vintage figures?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2010, 11:41 AM
Could "Vinyl" mean vinyl cape a la the vintage figures?

Yeah, since you've got Ben and Tusken here and Vader and Leia in S4, those would all be candidate to do just like Kenner did.  Interesting spin on them and not surprising given Medicom's love for Kenner/vintage, but it really would have been nice to get more "NEW" figures than just Garindan.  :-\

Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on June 21, 2010, 11:42 AM
I'm guessing R5 will be of the 2 legged variety or have the blown movitator to make him different from the TRU set version.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on June 21, 2010, 11:50 AM
Garindan!  :o Yeah I'd like more than just old characters redone but Garindan!!!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on June 21, 2010, 11:59 AM
I seriously hope that they've updated the sculpts on the figures that they are re-releasing / re-painting, otherwise the Deluxe line may end up being the end of Kubricks for me.  I just ended up picking up the Parco black pauldron sandtrooper only to see it now re-released as a basic figure.  Argh!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on June 21, 2010, 12:05 PM
I'm in exactly the same boat as I Am Sith. Picked up the Sandtrooper about six months ago. I really hope that there is some difference with this version (even if it's only as minor as the changes they made to the Snowtrooper in the DX2 wave).

I'm really not blown away by these announcements at all...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on June 21, 2010, 01:16 PM
I'm going to guess chases now for this series:

Gonk (in R5-D4 box)
Academy Biggs (in Floppy Hat Luke Box)
White or Gray hair* Ben (in OWK box)

*depending on which version we get as the reg. release.

:P
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on June 21, 2010, 01:32 PM
I'm going to guess chases now for this series:

Gonk (in R5-D4 box)
Academy Biggs (in Floppy Hat Luke Box)
White or Gray hair* Ben (in OWK box)

*depending on which version we get as the reg. release.

:P


I love all three of those choices.  Here’s what I’d love to see:

-Luke Tatooine Telescoping Lightsaber
-Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alternate Hair color) Telescoping Lightsaber
-Gonk Droid in place of R5-D4
-Some cantina alien in place of Garindan (lots of options here, Hammerhead tops my list)

That said, I’d be shocked if one of the variants wasn’t just a weathered or different pauldron Sandtrooper.  It’s just too easy.  They could also make a Tusken variant with rifle instead of gaffi stick or maybe make him a hollow cheek variant.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on June 21, 2010, 01:57 PM
Vinyl Ben with the hood up would be ok (but it doesn't say that), and Garindan rocks. I think this wave is likely to be the first since series 3 where I don't buy a box.  :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on June 21, 2010, 03:49 PM
Vinyl Ben with the hood up would be ok (but it doesn't say that), and Garindan rocks. I think this wave is likely to be the first since series 3 where I don't buy a box.  :-\
I seriously hope that they've updated the sculpts on the figures that they are re-releasing / re-painting, otherwise the Deluxe line may end up being the end of Kubricks for me.  I just ended up picking up the Parco black pauldron sandtrooper only to see it now re-released as a basic figure.  Argh!

I'd like a hood up Ben and Garindan is a fine addition as others have said, though not what was hoped for. 

As for the Sandtrooper, I just painted one of the orange pauldron's black and it was done.  New weapon might make it interesting enough though. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on June 21, 2010, 09:19 PM
I seriously hope that they've updated the sculpts on the figures that they are re-releasing / re-painting, otherwise the Deluxe line may end up being the end of Kubricks for me.

This is like seasons 2-3 of Lost, Medicom is starting to milk us for all we're worth and have no end in sight.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on July 27, 2010, 06:51 PM
Well here is the first picture of DX 3 and 4 sorry you have to break your eyes to see anything  :P

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/967/dx34.jpg)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Crackbrick on July 27, 2010, 06:58 PM
I'll take someones extra Sandtrooper.

cb
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Scott on July 27, 2010, 07:48 PM
Looks like:

Vintage Deco Obi-Wan
R5-D4
Floppy Hat Luke
Sandpeople
Garindan
Sandtrooper
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on July 27, 2010, 07:55 PM
Not only does the Sandtrooper have a black pauldron but he seems to have both hands full.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on July 27, 2010, 11:39 PM
I can't see **** in that picture other than the landspeeder, which is SWEET!  Definitely going to have to get this release too!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 15, 2010, 11:05 AM
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/4140/oldben.jpg)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on August 15, 2010, 02:10 PM
I like that Ben.  The DT saber is a nice touch.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on August 15, 2010, 02:30 PM
I am no longer miffed by the "re-released" figures w/ new vinyl capes if they are all as cool as Kenobi.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Bobajode on August 15, 2010, 04:35 PM
Excellent photo Symposium. Ben looks fantastic and quite impressed with the detail on the Landspeeder.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 15, 2010, 07:52 PM
After seeing this photo, I'm almost 100% positive that one of the chases will be a telescoping lightsaber version of Kenobi.  I'm sure the other will be the Mos Eisley Millenium Falcon landing platform version of Boba Fett from the cut scene... :P
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 15, 2010, 09:01 PM
The speeder looks pretty sweet. I was hoping for a hood up ben-
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 15, 2010, 11:17 PM
That Ben is sweet.  Hope the rest of this wave looks as cool.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Scott on August 15, 2010, 11:37 PM
(http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/4140/oldben.jpg)
I think I'm with Brent, that already is a DT saber...got any more Symposium?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 16, 2010, 12:47 AM
Sorry no more pictures :( I found it on a random Japanese forum and it linked back to a website that only had the one photo.

I suspect we'll have an update on the Medicom site on the 23rd though ;)

What is the thing next to Ben on the left?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: icruise on August 16, 2010, 01:56 AM
That's the floating droid that they added to the scene in the special edition, I believe. There was also one included in the lego set with the sand speeder.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 16, 2010, 02:13 AM
Yes now I recognise it. With it being in the picture next to Ben I couldn't place it. In the other smaller picture of DX3 you can see the Sandtrooper is next to Ben.


(http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/9769/moviesm.jpg)

So I guess that's what makes the DX3 Sandtooper different from the rest/the other black pauldron sandy.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2010, 10:12 AM
Was it added to the SE versions or was it there in the original too? 

I remember that being a pack-in with the POTF2 Cantina set that had the cardboard background and came with the Sandtrooper, hooking into the figure's shoulder with a clear plastic support.  I can't remember when it came out so it could be just from the SE but might have been in the original movie as well.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: icruise on August 16, 2010, 10:46 AM
I did check the copy of the original film that I have on my computer before posting that and I didn't see it, so I think it's just in the SE.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2010, 10:54 AM
Cool.  I couldn't remember when the POTF2 set came out - it easily could have been at the time the SEs came out or after.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: evenflow on August 16, 2010, 08:59 PM
Very awesome, much cooler than the Hoth wave in my opinion.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 18, 2010, 10:41 PM
Have we had any other releases that have been inspired by the special editions of the OT?

*edit*

Just as I posted I remembered The Max Rebo Band boxset had Doda Bodonawieedo (I totally remembered how to spell that and didn't google it :P )
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Bobajode on August 19, 2010, 04:05 AM
Have we had any other releases that have been inspired by the special editions of the OT?

*edit*

Just as I posted I remembered The Max Rebo Band boxset had Doda Bodonawieedo (I totally remembered how to spell that and didn't google it :P )

Impressive  ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 27, 2010, 03:15 AM
DX 3 is due for release in April 2011 according to instinctoy.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on September 15, 2010, 08:53 PM
It'd be pretty rad if they did Dr. Evazen (Ponda Baba's loudmouth Cantina friend) as a chase... 

"I'll be careful."
"You'll be dead!"
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on September 19, 2010, 10:29 AM
This wave may be our best chance for Momaw, maybe in kenner vintage colors.

April is a long time away- I hope DX 4 is in August 2011 like the releases this year.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on September 19, 2010, 03:02 PM
This wave may be our best chance for Momaw, maybe in kenner vintage colors.

April is a long time away- I hope DX 4 is in August 2011 like the releases this year.

Much as I'd enjoy Dr. Evazan I think I would very much rather see them get another vintage figure out.  So my hope is for a Momaw as well.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on September 26, 2010, 06:32 PM
I'd prefer Momaw as well. But seeing how this dastardly AT-ST driver has performed so far, it seems like the much-beloved Hammerhead would be impossible to get a hold of as a 1:96 chase.

Think there's any chance they'd do a Cantina aliens box set to coincide with DX3?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on September 27, 2010, 10:27 PM
Think there's any chance they'd do a Cantina aliens box set to coincide with DX3?

I don't know?  I guess I'd rather not see it unless they aren't duplicating chase figures.  It's great for new collectors when they do things like Han/Luke stormtroopers but I'm more than a little annoyed by it.  Whiney, yes.  I am not sure whether they'll continue with box sets though and if they're like the one with the snowtrooper then ouch. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on September 27, 2010, 11:09 PM
Think there's any chance they'd do a Cantina aliens box set to coincide with DX3?

I don't know?  I guess I'd rather not see it unless they aren't duplicating chase figures.  It's great for new collectors when they do things like Han/Luke stormtroopers but I'm more than a little annoyed by it.  Whiney, yes.  I am not sure whether they'll continue with box sets though and if they're like the one with the snowtrooper then ouch. 

I don't blame you. I'm a new collector, but I thought re releasing the Han and Luke Stormtroopers was a lame move. It's just not fair to people who bought the originals, and it pretty much kills their value: they were on the top of my want list until I found out they we're doing that new set. At the very least, they could've given them wet hair and trash compactor slime!

Anyway, I was envisioning a boxset with 5 new aliens. There are plenty to choose from. Let's see-- Dr. Evazen, Hammerhead, the devil guy, Kabe, and Talz off the top of my head. If it was a collectors club thing it'd be pricey, but I'd rather pay $200 for that than $150 for one chase. I know the chances of them actually doing it are pretty slim though.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on October 5, 2010, 10:17 PM
So as I just posted something similar in the Deluxe Series 1 thread, but I've been looking back at some of the recent Hasbro waves and came across figures that were released in the Saga Collection '06 line and the 30AC line that appear to have been used to 'inspire' the recent Deluxe waves from Medicom.  For the Tatooine wave, I looked back at the Saga '06 release of the 'Battle of Tatooine' wave and sure enough, there is a floppy hat Luke, Garindan, black paldron Sandtrooper and R5-D4 figures in that release.  What they also released in that wave of Hasbro figures was a Momaw Nadon figure...  I seriously hope that Medicom ends up releasing that figure as a chase in this wave!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on October 30, 2010, 11:10 AM
i am truly loving this cannot get enough
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on January 11, 2011, 06:47 PM
I've been thinking about possible chases for this wave some more. It seems like a double telescoping saber chase for Ben is almost inevitable. It would be a classic vintage nod, and an easy way for them to save on costs. I still hope they don't do it, cuz we need those chase slots for Momaw and friends. But if they killed two birds with one stone, and made chase Ben have white hair and a DT saber, and regular Ben have grey hair, it would be more tolerable I guess.

What they also released in that wave of Hasbro figures was a Momaw Nadon figure...

That's good news. Also have a hunch that we might see deleted scene Biggs, since they're doing the deleted scene Luke. I'd be happy with that. Still holding out a little bit of hope for Dr. Evazen too.  ;)


 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on January 22, 2011, 06:11 PM
April is nearly 60 days away, I'm hoping to see some better pix of these soon.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: DSJ™ on January 23, 2011, 12:34 PM
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/LukeSkywalker.jpg)(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/Obi-WanKenobi.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/R5-D4.jpg)(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/TuskenRaider.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/Garindan.jpg)(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/Sandtroooper.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/Landspeeder.jpg)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: DSJ™ on January 23, 2011, 02:18 PM
I've been thinking about possible chases for this wave some more. It seems like a double telescoping saber chase for Ben is almost inevitable. It would be a classic vintage nod, and an easy way for them to save on costs. I still hope they don't do it, cuz we need those chase slots for Momaw and friends. But if they killed two birds with one stone, and made chase Ben have white hair and a DT saber, and regular Ben have grey hair, it would be more tolerable I guess.

Look closely at Ben's saber...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Scott on January 23, 2011, 02:49 PM
Little boring as most of these are rereleases...although I love the vintage nods to Obi-Wan and Sandpeople

The Landspeeder is the coolest part of this Series

I still haven't and probably won't track down the Hoth chases...Hammerhead would be a must buy for me if they do him :-[
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on January 23, 2011, 03:01 PM
Holy crap! Garindan rocks- I love the cartooney color scheme they used on him. Kind of bummed that they didn't give R5 a blown motivator or something. He looks identical to the TRU version.  :-\

Look closely at Ben's saber...

To me that looks like it could be either version, since the regular sabers had that thin tip at the end as well. Although I admit I'm no vintage expert, so I might be showing my ignorance here (as usual.) It does look like it might slide out more.  :)


Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: GeneralVeers on January 23, 2011, 03:30 PM
Sandtrooper is a must for, given its the black pauldron version and of course since you get the hover droid (Mark IV Sentry Droid i believe)  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2011, 06:37 PM
Holy crap! Garindan rocks- I love the cartooney color scheme they used on him. Kind of bummed that they didn't give R5 a blown motivator or something. He looks identical to the TRU version.  :-\


I'm with you on Garindan, but I would have been ok with a darker scheme as well.

The R5 uses the two legged mold like they did to R2 for the 2 pack, other than that, ya, more of the same.

I'm hoping for good chases as well, but after seeing what happened with the dx series 2 chase prices, I don't want them to be too good.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 23, 2011, 06:49 PM
Little boring as most of these are rereleases...although I love the vintage nods to Obi-Wan and Sandpeople

Those "vinyl" capes are freakin' fantastic.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on January 23, 2011, 08:41 PM
I still haven't and probably won't track down the Hoth chases...Hammerhead would be a must buy for me if they do him :-[

Same.  I'm really disappointed too that they made two core vintage figures chase pieces, especially after the last AT-ST driver topped $500  ::)  Sorry, but I am now in the boat of hoping they remake that figure in a box set in a slightly different version or something to really piss of those that dropped that much coin.  I didn't pick up the Rebel chase either. 

So I'm hoping that the chase figures will be something I can live without.  But I will admit the Hoth series still eats at me as those are the only chase figures I want but don't have.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on January 23, 2011, 10:08 PM
Thanks for sharing the large photos, they look great!  I hope the Sandtrooper and Tusken are at LEAST 2 or 3:12 ratio-packed.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on January 24, 2011, 01:00 AM
I'll pick up any of the chases for this series in later boxsets.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on January 24, 2011, 01:14 AM
These are pretty sweet.  Now to decide if I want to buy a box or go for the set of 6 from Ebay.   :P
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on January 24, 2011, 10:44 AM
Very cool! I'll probably just go for the set of six this time and skip the box of 12 route. One thing I noticed: it looks like they cheaped out on the Luke in that Landspeeder shot - his shirt detail is clearly missing.  :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on January 24, 2011, 11:38 AM
While these are cool looking Kubricks, I have to say that I'm not really sure what to think of them.  I think the nod to the Vintage figures is pretty neat but not necessarily "my thing".  If they don't make all the vintage figures with the vinyl capes then I think the collection will always look incomplete.  I'm still going to order a box of 12 (against my better judgement) and hope I can pull a chase.  Hopefully we'll get some sort of Cantina aliens (Hammerhead preferred) but we'll probably not be so lucky.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2011, 07:26 PM
I hope the photo is a test shot for the Sandtrooper- I would like them to at least vary the "dirt" deco from the original S2 figure. That picture makes it look like it will be identical to the orange and white flavors.

Too bad they skimped on Luke's shirt deco- I wonder what his hair looks like under the hat?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on January 24, 2011, 09:00 PM
I agree that it sucks they are using the same deco for the Sandtrooper, but I'm glad that they added the extra part of the pauldron on his left shoulder.  Makes it at least somewhat different than the carded version.  Other than that, I'm just okay with this release.  Would have liked them to have Cantina Aliens, but I can only hope that they have them as chases.  As far as the floppy hat Luke, I have to believe that the hair and hat are one piece and that you'd need to substitute an EB, Series 4, Series 5 or DLX Series 1 Luke hair piece if you wanted to have this one without the hat.  Depending on the price, I'll probably still get a box of 12 with the hope of pulling a chase.  However, if these end up topping $200 for a box this year, I'll be perfectly fine with picking up a set of 6 and the Landspeeder on the secondary market...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on January 24, 2011, 11:57 PM


Too bad they skimped on Luke's shirt deco- I wonder what his hair looks like under the hat?

I'm thinking that the hat and hair may be fully integrated. At least that is what I thought when I looked at it.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2011, 05:39 PM
It just looks like his poncho is a hard plastic item, so I was thinking either the hat, hat & hair, or head need to come off to get the poncho off.

Overall, my POTF2 landspeeder had been working fine, the GH Jabba looked good enough on the vintage throne, and the AT-ST doesn't serve much of a purpose. I guess the DX series just haven't done much to wow me. I miss the old days of series 5,  6 and 7- great prices, exciting line-ups, and fun chases (Yakface is still my favorite). Maybe they are hitting the Hasbro wall, needing to get main characters in every series, but I don't get the brick buzz I used to.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: karamazov80 on February 9, 2011, 04:47 PM
I'm a bit bummed at the lack of a chest tampo underneath Luke's poncho.  Looks kind of silly sitting in the Speeder with a white chest block.  And you can't use the Early Bird version, if memory serves, because he's wearing the vinyl-type skirt and can't be taken apart.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on February 14, 2011, 09:42 PM
first pre-order I've seen...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Medicom-Star-Wars-Kubrick-DX-Series-3-Set-of-7pcs_W0QQitemZ110648604200QQcategoryZ48972QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286.m7QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D3%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7094001480973208241

Not too bad for $116 shipped for the set considering what most DX1 and DX2 sets are going for.  I bought a box of 12 off random sellers, but wonder if anyone is interested in breaking up a case of 48 in the Chicagoland area, let me know.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: smokebelch on February 16, 2011, 04:54 AM
Definatly be picking up a set of 6 on the bay for these, though its a shame that Luke's got no chest print under his poncho.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on February 16, 2011, 07:56 PM
If I wind up with an extra Luke, I'm popping that poncho right onto white prototype Fett.   :)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Darth MAtt? on February 24, 2011, 02:23 PM
Hi guys!
have been looking forward to this set - anyone got pics of the series 4 release? i have got a small out of focus photo with the death star backdrop and ?imperial probe droid collect a piece.....
btw, anyone who might be interested in parting with their dx 2 at-st pilot figure, i would be interested for around $us400.... its the last one i need before the new dx 3 series is released!
Spread the word, my bothans! spread the word!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on March 3, 2011, 11:51 AM
Preorder at BBTS (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED10547&mode=retail)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on March 3, 2011, 12:35 PM
According to BBTS:

This box of 12 will include the following figures, along with the parts to make a (possibly two) Landspeeder:

2x Luke Skywalker
2x Tusken Raider
2x Obi-Wan Kenobi
2x Garindan
2x R5-D4
2x Sandtrooper  


Great news in my opinion. If you buy a box of 12 and don't get a chase, you'll have an extra set of six and probably an extra landspeeder to sell off.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on March 3, 2011, 01:50 PM
Even though that's what it says, previous DLX boxes haven't had an equal number (2x) of each figure. (Ex: you couldn't build 2 Jabba's or 2 AT-STs) So, unless Medicom changed their packout procedures I wouldn't expect anything different than before with this release.

Jabba's Palace Asst:
3x C-3PO & Salacious Crumb
3x R2-D2 (Jabba's Barge)
2x Luke (Jedi Knight)
2x Chewbacca (Boushh's Prisoner)
1x Amanaman
1x Bib Fortuna

Hoth Asst:
x3 Snowtrooper Commander
x3 Chewbacca Mechanic
x2 Luke (Hoth)
x2 Han (Hoth)
x1 Leia (Hoth)
x1 R-3PO
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on March 3, 2011, 03:29 PM
Garindan and R5-D4 will be 1x I think.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: karamazov80 on March 3, 2011, 04:11 PM
I just saw the BBTS listing and came here to see if there was conflicting information regarding the case ratio breakdown.  Surely, there aren't gonna be 2 Garindan's per case (excuse me, "box" :D ).
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on March 3, 2011, 04:33 PM
I figured they knew something we didn't, as they've carried the last 2 DX sets and must know how the ratios usually break down. But yeah, I guess this info could be wrong. I'd be pissed if I ordered a case based on this info and the ratios were different.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on March 3, 2011, 06:08 PM
Order placed! thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on March 3, 2011, 08:38 PM
I for one will be shocked if that case ratio turns out to be accurate.  I'm expecting the Tusken and Sandtrooper in a 3:12 ratio, Ben and Luke in 2:12 and the other two as singles.  But, if it does end up being accurate, it would be nice to pull a box that has a chase and not have to worry about still getting a set of six because the chase was in a 1:12 box.  That always bugged me about when there are 1:12 figures and Medicom decide to put a chase in that box.

I also found it interesting that the pre-order price is $5 less than what they charged for DLX1.  I half expected to see $210 as the pre-order price when I clicked on the link ::).
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on March 3, 2011, 09:36 PM
I also found it interesting that the pre-order price is $5 less than what they charged for DLX1.  I half expected to see $210 as the pre-order price when I clicked on the link ::).

Yes, I'm happy to see the cost is down, but I wonder if they DX series haven't sold well (overall).
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: kaysui0248 on March 4, 2011, 04:58 AM
It's confirmed the ratio for these SWDX3 Series

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_1XH2Zw7UiK8/TXC2IlmlNQI/AAAAAAAACeE/L6EVoq8xtgg/s600/DXS3Ratio.jpg)

2x Luke Skywalker
2x Tusken Raider
2x Obi-Wan Kenobi
2x Garindan
2x R5-D4
2x Sandtrooper

Known Medicom they could change it
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on March 4, 2011, 08:32 AM
I'm quite happy with this new case ratio.  Quite happy.  I think this might also drive the prices for a set of 6 down as it will be a lot easier to get a set of 6.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on March 4, 2011, 10:29 AM
I'm quite happy with this new case ratio.  Quite happy.  I think this might also drive the prices for a set of 6 down as it will be a lot easier to get a set of 6.

You know you'll still buy a box just so you can get a shot at a chase figure ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: P-Siddy on March 4, 2011, 10:46 AM
Disappointing that Medicom didn't think of the 2x for the previous two waves. Still can't find a Hoth Leia 'brick anywhere.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on March 4, 2011, 11:43 AM
I'm quite happy with this new case ratio.  Quite happy.  I think this might also drive the prices for a set of 6 down as it will be a lot easier to get a set of 6.

You know you'll still buy a box just so you can get a shot at a chase figure ;)

Of course I will!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on March 4, 2011, 11:55 AM
I'm quite happy with this new case ratio.  Quite happy.  I think this might also drive the prices for a set of 6 down as it will be a lot easier to get a set of 6.

You know you'll still buy a box just so you can get a shot at a chase figure ;)

Of course I will!

I second that!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: karamazov80 on March 5, 2011, 08:24 PM
Awesome.  I've never been a gambler for the chases, and I mostly wanted this series for the Speeder anyway, so this suits me just fine.

Money saved!! :)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Outkast34 on March 5, 2011, 09:48 PM
I will most likely skip a box this time around and just buy a set on ebay.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on March 5, 2011, 11:49 PM
I will most likely skip a box this time around and just buy a set on ebay.

Sounds like a few of us will still be getting boxes, so there will hopefully be a few extra sets available on here as well.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: evenflow on March 6, 2011, 09:32 PM
I still have yet to buy the hoth wave bu ti really like this one. I will probably just grab the set, i like the back drop though.  :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on March 8, 2011, 07:36 PM
NCS Pre-Order (http://www.shopncsx.com/kubrickstarwars3.aspx)

Received an e-mail from NCS this evening that they started taking pre-orders for Deluxe Series 3.  Same price they offered for DLX 1&2.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on March 26, 2011, 06:09 PM
Looks like the NCS pre-order is sold-out.  Hopefully everyone that was going to order was able to.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on March 26, 2011, 10:18 PM
Looks like the NCS pre-order is sold-out.  Hopefully everyone that was going to order was able to.

Hrm.  I decided to wait for Ebay...hope that doesn't come back to bite me in the ass.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on March 27, 2011, 10:59 AM
I went with BBTS for a box of 12 (first time ordering a box--very excited ;D)  Anyone pulled chases from BBTS or NCS boxes in the past?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on March 27, 2011, 12:29 PM
Anyone pulled chases from BBTS or NCS boxes in the past?

I think that the majority of us have gotten at least one chase when we've ordered from NCS with the last four releases.  Not so sure about BBTS as I've never heard of anyone going with them for cases.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on March 27, 2011, 03:29 PM
I pulled a Tion from a BBTS-purchased box of 12 for series 10, so it could happen to you.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on March 27, 2011, 08:23 PM
I am 2 for 2 with NCS:

Fett Series - Unpainted Rocket Fett
Series10 - no chase
Deluxe S1 - no chase
Deluxe S2 - Hoth Trooper

Odds are as good with them as anyone I guess.  Just don't buy a box off of Ebay if you want a shot at a chase.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on March 27, 2011, 10:47 PM
Just don't buy a box off of Ebay if you want a shot at a chase.

Why is that?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on March 27, 2011, 11:13 PM
Just don't buy a box off of Ebay if you want a shot at a chase.

Why is that?

A Master Case comes with 4 "blind" boxes, each box has 12 figures.  With the Deluxe series, only one of the 4 boxes contains a chase.  If someone finds the chase box beofre opening the others, they can put the remaining unopened boxes up for sale knowing fully well that there is no chance of a chase inside.  I definitely trust NCS and sounds like BBTS is okay, but I would not trust a vendor or individual selling these items on Ebay.  Some may be honest, but not worth the chance when you're forking over that much dough.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on March 28, 2011, 05:57 PM
I just placed my order for a box with BBTS- June suddenly seems very far away...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on March 30, 2011, 04:59 PM
I just placed my order for a box with BBTS- June suddenly seems very far away...

Well, I held off as long as I could.  With NCS out of stock, I put in an order for a box at BBTS as well.  $200+ including shipping, though I feel pretty good about my ability to sell off half the the boxes with them going 2x this time around.  Sets of 6 + the the build are going for about $100 on Ebay, so I figured its worth the chance at a chase. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on March 30, 2011, 05:48 PM
I feel pretty good about my ability to sell off half the the boxes with them going 2x this time around.  Sets of 6 + the the build are going for about $100 on Ebay, so I figured its worth the chance at a chase. 

That was my thinking too. Suddenly it's kinda worth the gamble for the chase.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on April 20, 2011, 11:34 PM
So is anyone hearing anything from retailers about a possible delay? 

I know many folks have already pre-ordered from BBTS or NCS, but both are stateside retailers.  I find it curious that HLJ.com hasn't posted these yet so I'm wondering if they're just taking their time or if there's something more to it.  Historically HLJ.com has been pretty good about getting Kubs up for pre-order and still nothing yet. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: DSJ™ on April 21, 2011, 03:26 AM
HLJ got a bit rattled from the quake, they are about 100 miles inland... Current Earthquake Effects at HLJ (http://www.hlj.com/specials/sendaiearthquake) Scheduled for a June 11th release from what I can see I see it being delayed for a bit, all depends on Medicom & they could have been affected too... whole dang island is in shambles...  :(
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on May 28, 2011, 10:57 PM
i'm so ready for this already! Hope the earthquake didnt throw off the release time.
My chase hopes
Hammer Head
Gonk Droid
and the Bartender (in need one that i wont mind not picking up)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: kaysui0248 on May 29, 2011, 05:12 AM
i'm so ready for this already! Hope the earthquake didnt throw off the release time.


I predict the end of Jun/Jul for the release of SWDX3. Don't forget Medicom during these months host's a toy show of upcoming kubes/bearbrick at the Parco store. Who knows if they will do this, this year
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on May 29, 2011, 06:31 AM
Also everything is made in China so other than a bit of admin I doubt the earthquake has interrupted Medicom much. So I suspect that their normal release schedule which can be a month either side of the announced date will remain the same.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on May 29, 2011, 10:05 PM
Hopefully you guys are right.  I still find it curious that HLJ hasn't put the series up for pre-order yet. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on June 1, 2011, 01:36 AM
time is dragging... Gonk
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e273/buglite76/star%20wars/250px-Gonkpromo.jpg)

but i can see a floppy hat Biggs (I'd rather have him in x wing getup)
Garindan repaint (more movie like)
and a telescoping saber Luke... money saved i guess, but i want to know already!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on June 13, 2011, 10:54 PM
Since I hadn't seen anything on HLJ.com I decided to email them and ask about it just to see what kind of response I would get.  Here's the response from one of their staffers:

Quote
Concerning #3, we do not have any official information from our suppliers about that item, but once we do it will be up on the website. I'm sorry, but I cannot give you any indication of when that might be. Please keep checking!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on June 14, 2011, 08:45 PM
sigh
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on July 13, 2011, 06:20 PM
How is it mid July and we have no new news on these yet!?  I need a Kube fix in the worst way.  I broke down and bought the Harry Potter figures the other day just to tide me over for a while.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on July 13, 2011, 09:38 PM
How is it mid July and we have no new news on these yet!?  I need a Kube fix in the worst way.

I'm guessing it's because they'll be released during the Medicom Toy Exhibition at the end of July so no chase news till August. Other than that we know everything right?

I broke down and bought the Harry Potter figures the other day just to tide me over for a while.

Tell me about it I bought 2 Bearbricks the other day and felt dirty. In my defence they were the Medicom Toy 15th Anniversary Bearbrick (i have the 10th anniversary Kubrick) and the Tetris Bearbrick. So not any crappy character ones.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2011, 11:58 PM
Still nothing on HLJ.com so I wouldn't be holding my breath for this series to be out any time soon.  Just my opinion. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on July 14, 2011, 03:06 AM
i'm just hoping we can find out about future series and maybe the chases.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on July 25, 2011, 01:34 AM
Chases revealed! I dread to think what the cost of these are going to be. Having said that I wonder how many we'll see of these? Will Hammerhead be the new AT-ST Driver? (Assuming Uncle Owen is considered more common like the Hoth Rebel Trooper)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/589/dx3p.jpg)

The Uncle Owen chase comes in the Obi-wan Kenobi Box and the Hammerhead chase comes in the Sandtrooper box. Both are 1:96

It looks like the 2:12 ratio for all figures is true (if you discount the chases taking up 1 space)

More at Instinctoy http://instinctoy.blog73.fc2.com/blog-entry-959.html#more
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on July 25, 2011, 07:43 AM
Sweet.  These are pretty nice chases - I'd be happy to score either one of them assuming BBTS can actually score me a box.  Hammerhead looks pretty nice, but I can live without him if he's going to be $3-400.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on July 25, 2011, 07:47 AM
Looks like they changed the colour on Gary  :P

Original Medicom website version on the left and a picture from Instinctoy on the right.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/Garindan.jpg)(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1443/garyl.jpg)

Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on July 25, 2011, 08:12 AM
That could just be the camera that was used as all the colors in the second picture look a little dull.  I like the brighter colors int he first one, but really the second looks more true to the movie.  You don't really want an Imperial spy with a bright blue cloak.   ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2011, 09:51 AM
Damn it.  I like both those chases.  I can likely live without Owen if need be.  Hell, with the AT-ST driver being what it is, I can live without that too. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on July 25, 2011, 10:14 AM
I cannot bring myself to spend $400 for a single chase... but it's Hammerhead.   Here's hoping the prices aren't horrible this time around... :'(
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on July 25, 2011, 11:49 AM
i'm hoping hes in the box i bought. otherwise i'm good
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on July 25, 2011, 12:04 PM
Great chases, but I echo others by saying price does matter. Hammerhead is super cool, but anything over 125 or so would be too much.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on July 25, 2011, 01:39 PM
Great chases, but I echo others by saying price does matter. Hammerhead is super cool, but anything over 125 or so would be too much.

Well, maaaaybe $130.   ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: P-Siddy on July 25, 2011, 01:40 PM
Great chases, but I echo others by saying price does matter. Hammerhead is super cool, but anything over 125 or so would be too much.

Well, maaaaybe $130.   ;)

With your new promotion, Justin, I think you could push $250-300.  ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: evenflow on July 25, 2011, 01:50 PM
Very awesome wave, i skipped out on the last one but may want all of these.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on July 25, 2011, 03:12 PM
That could just be the camera that was used as all the colors in the second picture look a little dull.

I'm not so sure. If you look at luke they've not included the bandage effect on his legs that was present in the medicom pictures.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on July 25, 2011, 04:05 PM
 I was digging that blue and green Garindan, but this new version is pretty nice too. I like the contrast of the cape with the muted green body. Maybe they added some chest deco to Luke.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on July 25, 2011, 06:25 PM
With your new promotion, Justin, I think you could push $250-300.  ;)

Yeah, that money was already spent.   :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on July 25, 2011, 08:37 PM
LOVE the Hammerhead and am okay with the Uncle Owen.  Can't wait to see if I score one of them from NCSX when they ship!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on July 25, 2011, 10:28 PM
Maybe they added some chest deco to Luke.

There's another shot of the entire set of figures against the display and they have Luke in the landspeeder without his cloak on.  They did add shirt detail under the cloak.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on July 26, 2011, 09:37 PM
From NCS today:

Quote
Hello, as the release date for the Star Wars Series 3 Kubrick figures was July 25, our shipment should arrive in early August.

Hopefully only a couple weeks away!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on July 26, 2011, 10:43 PM
Maintaining my role as a wet blanket: still not posted on HLJ.com and they do intend to sell them.  If I interpret their emails correctly, Medicom hasn't informed them of anything yet.  So not sure how NCS has better information.  Entirely possible of course but I'm going to be surprised if a Japanese retailer doesn't know about them prior to going on sale.   :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on July 26, 2011, 11:33 PM
Maintaining my role as a wet blanket: still not posted on HLJ.com

I guess you bugged them enough... DX Series 3 (http://www.hlj.com/product/MEDKUB-299) :P

12k Yen works out to about $158 with current xchange rates. Think I'll grab a box...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2011, 12:01 AM
Maintaining my role as a wet blanket: still not posted on HLJ.com

I guess you bugged them enough... DX Series 3 (http://www.hlj.com/product/MEDKUB-299) :P

12k Yen works out to about $158 with current xchange rates. Think I'll grab a box...

Thanks for the tip Jeff!  I went ahead and ordered 2 boxes with the money I saved not buying SDCC Hasbro Exclusives!   >:D  I wasn't sure about SAL shipping, so paid a little extra for Fed Ex.  I'll feel better about getting it sooner and having the tracking available.  Cancelled my order with BigBad, which was $194, so this definitely saved me some dough.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on July 27, 2011, 02:14 AM
The sets appearing on ebay are going for the same amount DX2 went for so I get the feeling the chases are going to follow the same pattern. Few and far between and very expensive.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2011, 09:40 AM
I will have spare basic sets, so if anyone wants a set of 6 and the landspeeder for $80, just send me a PM. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on July 27, 2011, 04:04 PM
About 5 full sets have gone for around £350/$570 on ebay!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on July 27, 2011, 04:19 PM
About 5 full sets have gone for around £350/$570 on ebay!

Almost seems reasonable if a chase is going to cost $350+
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2011, 04:31 PM
I will have spare basic sets, so if anyone wants a set of 6 and the landspeeder for $80, just send me a PM.

One set of 6+ Landspeeder held for Zach.  I will have at least one more full set of 6 if anyone needs one.  $80 plus $5 shipping.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: kubrickfan on July 27, 2011, 05:15 PM
JediJman,
PM sent.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on July 27, 2011, 08:48 PM
I ordered a box as well and don't need the spares so if Justin's stuff is gone, you're welcome to my second set for the same price: $80 and $5 shipping. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on July 27, 2011, 11:05 PM
JediJman,
PM sent.

Got it.  Looks like my three spare sets are spoken for with Zach, Kubrickfan, and Dan.  Will let you guys know as soon as the boxes arrive.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 1, 2011, 04:22 AM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Star-Wars-Kubrick-DX-Series-3-CHASE-SECRET-Owen-Lars-/120757508512?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1db559a0

Gone!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on August 1, 2011, 11:15 AM
Maintaining my role as a wet blanket: still not posted on HLJ.com

I guess you bugged them enough... DX Series 3 (http://www.hlj.com/product/MEDKUB-299) :P

12k Yen works out to about $158 with current xchange rates. Think I'll grab a box...

In stock at HLJ!  Got my shipping notice early this AM!   :)

Quote
Estimated delivery   Aug 4, 2011 by 4:30 PM

Sweeeeeeet.    ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on August 1, 2011, 01:28 PM
Anyone else think that some of those DX3 complete set sales looked a little bogey? I find it hard to believe that the same seller had 4/5 complete sets all of which sold in such a short space of time for such high amounts...

I'm also surprised that we haven't seen a Hammerhead up on eBay yet...I really hope these chases are more avaibable than the DX2 chases...the last thing this line needs is another AT-ST driver.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2011, 01:55 PM
Anyone else think that some of those DX3 complete set sales looked a little bogey? I find it hard to believe that the same seller had 4/5 complete sets all of which sold in such a short space of time for such high amounts...

I'm also surprised that we haven't seen a Hammerhead up on eBay yet...I really hope these chases are more avaibable than the DX2 chases...the last thing this line needs is another AT-ST driver.

Not at all, dealers on eBay buy Master Cases all the time... that's how they make there coin completing sets... put 1 up for $500. & it's bin'd then another set $100. more & bin'd & up the price again... it's the norm... as for Hammerhead, think he is the AT-ST driver all over again... Japan release vs Honk Kong release... good luck on the chases gang... my complete set is on the way...  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 1, 2011, 08:40 PM
Can anyone tell me the shipping cost on their HLJ order?  The site says about $25 for fed ex estimated.  I ordered 2 boxes and the shipping is like $52, which is lame because the sit says shipping will likely be 20-40% lower with multiple items.

Also, does HLJ take credit cards?  They are requesting paypal payment.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on August 1, 2011, 10:19 PM
Not yet Justin.  My order is being processed and will be shipped in the next couple of days.  So no idea yet on shipping cost.  Not clear why they're asking for paypal either, mine is going through with credit card, as it always had. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on August 1, 2011, 10:44 PM
Can anyone tell me the shipping cost on their HLJ order?

I was charged what they listed for FedEx shipping - 1,964 JPY.

Also, does HLJ take credit cards?  They are requesting paypal payment.

My credit card was tagged with an authorization last night and they shipped my box so it must have gone through...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 1, 2011, 11:24 PM
I heard back tonight.  They reduced my shipping to 3,865 yen, which saves me about a buck.  Oh well.  They also said I could pay by CC if I went to the site and created a profile.  I just sent off paypal instead to get it complete and on the way.  Too bad I misjudged the shipping...I have sold off my extras but if I don't get a chase I just paid $140 for a set of 6 figs.  Ugh.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Outkast34 on August 2, 2011, 09:33 AM
My box of 12 is on it's way from HLJ
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on August 3, 2011, 09:41 AM
Got my shipping notice this morning.  Yay. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: kaysui0248 on August 3, 2011, 11:20 AM
my master case is also on the way!

Hope to pickup the hammer head fig ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 3, 2011, 11:30 AM
Hammerhead is even worse than the AT-ST driver. At least that dude had the decency to show up on ebay outside of complete sets! (although he didn't have the decency to be sensibly priced). So far we've had two ebay sellers sell three complete sets each. Now nothing  :(

This is the big downside to the DX series I think.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 3, 2011, 11:54 AM
Hammerhead is even worse than the AT-ST driver. At least that dude had the decency to show up on ebay outside of complete sets! (although he didn't have the decency to be sensibly priced). So far we've had two ebay sellers sell three complete sets each. Now nothing  :(

This is the big downside to the DX series I think.

I really don't think stat driver was any more abundent at this point...these things just came out.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 3, 2011, 01:54 PM
these things just came out.

They've been out long enough for any ebay business sellers.

Do we have any confirmation that Hammerhead and the AT-ST driver are Japanese exclusives? (A bit like the Cantina band member) If so I guess the Hong Kong sellers with full sets imported Japanese master cases.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on August 3, 2011, 02:38 PM
While I agree that some ebay sellers obviously have them already I think Justin's point is correct - these things are "just out" so it's way too early to think any information we have is anything other than speculation based on past history.  HLJ.com, a Japanese based online retailer only got their shipment within the last several days.  I assume other retailers could have had them a little sooner but it's only been about a week at most since we've seen "in hand" auctions. 

My suspicion is that the ebay sellers are bulk purchasers that may be able to go directly through Medicom and probably pick up their shipment rather than waiting for delivery.  Six complete sets is hardly enough to warrant a panic about anything yet.  Most of the cases/boxes are still in transit I would think.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on August 3, 2011, 04:02 PM
In stock at HLJ!  Got my shipping notice early this AM!   :)

Quote
Estimated delivery   Aug 4, 2011 by 4:30 PM

Sweeeeeeet.    ;D

They're early!  Status:  Aug 3, 2011 2:54 PM  Delivered

Sweeeeeeet.  if it wasn't for a 4-5pm meeting at work, I would be on my way home to open them up!  :P

Just a little more patience and that Landspeeder will be mine...  pics tonight!  8)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 3, 2011, 04:41 PM
Sweet.  Hope your luck with chases hold out.  Where are you getting the shipping notices?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on August 3, 2011, 04:51 PM
You mean the shipping updates?  My shipping notice e-mail from HLJ had a FedEx tracking number, so I've been tracking its progress...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 3, 2011, 04:58 PM
Jeez Justin, did you send your payment to HJL in Cuba by mistake? I'm starting to worry about my new Kubrick source...  ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 3, 2011, 06:50 PM
Good news and good luck Jeff!  Can't wait to hear your review of this series and whether or not it was worth the wait.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on August 3, 2011, 09:36 PM
Cracked open my box...  no chases for me.    :'(

Oh well, still a nice series. 

Originally I was a little bummed about all the resculpts they announced for this series, but they are so different from previous versions and the Kenner homages are great.  I love the execution on Ben's slide out saber and I love the landspeeder.  I will try to break out the camera in a bit and take some pics...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Outkast34 on August 3, 2011, 10:11 PM
My box has just left Anchorage today. Being in Pittsburgh I hope to have them maybe on Friday.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on August 3, 2011, 10:47 PM
The Landspeeder is much bigger than I was expecting and is really well done - the way it snaps together is just awesome engineering.  Much better then the AT-ST I think as it's much closer to scale of the Kubs than the chicken walker was.

After opening them up and playing a bit, Obi-Wan and the Tusken are my favorites I think.  Garindan is nice, but a little plain.  Same with R5-D4 (I was happy with the 3-leg version they already did).  Luke is fine, but I'm not much of a Luke guy anyway and his hat/hair is sort of odd and only really good for floppy hat Luke.  Sandtrooper has the gun from the White Pauldron version with the armor of the Orange Pauldron version - a nice mix I guess.

Like I said though, Obi-Wan and Tusken are my favorites here.  I Love the execution on the saber-arm for Obi-Wan and the vinyl capes on both are great.  These will display great alongside the Kenner stuff for those who do the Hasbro-Kenner-Kubrick trio displays now.  Here's a few quick pics of my favorites...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/kubricks/dx_s3_tusken.JPG)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/kubricks/dx_s3_obiwan.JPG)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/kubricks/dx_s3_basic.JPG)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 3, 2011, 11:00 PM
Cool review and pics Jeff!  I am definitely getting excited for these to arrive.  No worries Dan...if you missed my other posts, I was pushing back on the $52 shipping costs, which were a little higher than I expected. They knocked it down only a buck, but I didn't want to risk/delay the order, so I paid early yesterday.  Estimated arrival is the 8th, which is just as well since I sent them to work and wont be in until next week.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Outkast34 on August 4, 2011, 06:54 PM
My girlfriend sends me a text you got some box from Japan today. I get home for work and open them up to find.... an Owen chase! First time I got a chase from a box of 12. I'm pretty pumped.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 4, 2011, 08:49 PM
My girlfriend sends me a text you got some box from Japan today. I get home for work and open them up to find.... an Owen chase! First time I got a chase from a box of 12. I'm pretty pumped.

Congratulations!  Nice grab Outkast.  Was this a HLJ order?  Wonder if that means no hammerheads in their shipments.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 4, 2011, 08:55 PM
My girlfriend sends me a text you got some box from Japan today. I get home for work and open them up to find.... an Owen chase! First time I got a chase from a box of 12. I'm pretty pumped.

Congrats Outkast!  Here's hoping that there is more luck on the boards in the coming weeks!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 4, 2011, 09:22 PM
Package has left Anchorage...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 4, 2011, 09:31 PM
Package has left Anchorage...

;D :) ;D :) ;D :) ;D :) ;D :) ;D :)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Outkast34 on August 4, 2011, 10:58 PM
Yeah I ordered it from HLJ
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 5, 2011, 08:00 AM
Package has left Anchorage...

Arrived at Mpls sorting facility this morning.   ;D

Does anyone know if you have to sign for the package?  Wonder how that will work if I had it shipped to work?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 5, 2011, 11:53 AM
Nm.  The kubes have arrived.  Now I just have to get back to Mpls...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 5, 2011, 05:15 PM
Good luck with the kubs Jman!

Just heard from NCS.  My box will ship out on Monday or Tuesday.  Fingers crossed that it shows up by Friday next week!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 5, 2011, 07:50 PM
Just heard from NCS.  My box will ship out on Monday or Tuesday.  Fingers crossed that it shows up by Friday next week!

Mine too!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2011, 12:17 AM
Good luck with the kubs Jman!

Thanks man!  Good news and bad news.  The good news is that I stopped by work and picked up my two boxes of Kubes!  YES!   ;D

Bad news is that I've opened 4 packages so far - all 4 are vintage Obi-Wans.  So, I either have a Hammerhead or I have no chase.   :P
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2011, 12:47 AM
Well, I need to check again in the morning, but looks like my two boxes were chase free.  I really thought I was going to get one because the figs were packed completely different between the two boxes.  One even had the Obi box turned sideways.   :P

Ah well, the rest of the figs do look nice.  I have yet to build the speeder...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 6, 2011, 08:32 AM
That's a drag Justin- you've had good success hitting chases, and I was hoping it would continue. Hitting the hammerhead would have been awesome-
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2011, 08:49 AM
That's a drag Justin- you've had good success hitting chases, and I was hoping it would continue. Hitting the hammerhead would have been awesome-

Yeah, I can't complain with my history of chases.  I'm a little bummed about not getting either chase this time, but still really happy with the other figures.  Hoping to build the landspeeder today - from all the pics I've seen it looks fantastic!

Here's hoping Hammerhead doesn't command the AT-ST prices, though with none on Ebay yet, I'm starting to fear the worst...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 6, 2011, 09:26 AM
Here's hoping Hammerhead doesn't command the AT-ST prices, though with none on Ebay yet, I'm starting to fear the worst...


these things just came out.


Yeah JediJman I think JediJman is right they've just come out so don't panic! :P (sorry couldn't resist)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on August 7, 2011, 12:03 AM
got mine today... fingers are crossed!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 7, 2011, 07:43 AM
Yeah JediJman I think JediJman is right they've just come out so don't panic! :P (sorry couldn't resist)

I know I know, but if you look on Ebay, there hasn't been an auction with Hammerhead since July.  What a difference 3-4 days makes...   ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 7, 2011, 08:27 AM
got mine today... fingers are crossed!

Good luck Adrian!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on August 7, 2011, 08:28 AM
How much has Hammerhead been going for?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 7, 2011, 08:52 AM
I haven't been able to find any auctions for him alone- the sets of all 8 figures were going for $500-$650 I believe.

The 2 per box ratio has some benifits, but some drawbacks as well. Nice that you can build two landspeeders if you buy a box, but who needs two landspeeders? Nice that there isn't 1 or 2 that are singles in a box of 12, but not having extras of the sandtroopers or raiders is a bit of a let down.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 7, 2011, 11:51 AM
I haven't been able to find any auctions for him alone- the sets of all 8 figures were going for $500-$650 I believe.

The 2 per box ratio has some benifits, but some drawbacks as well. Nice that you can build two landspeeders if you buy a box, but who needs two landspeeders? Nice that there isn't 1 or 2 that are singles in a box of 12, but not having extras of the sandtroopers or raiders is a bit of a let down.

I would still rather have the 2 per case though.  You could buy an extra Tusken or Sandy off Ebay for $15 or less if you really wanted more.  The days of having the chase packed in the 1:12 box (like your experience with Amanaman) were awful.  With S2, you got more Snowtroopers, but guys like Steve and Jay have had a rough time trying to track down Leia or even her AT-ST part.  At least the 2 full sets make it easier to sell off your extras - I would not have ordered two boxes this time around of the ratios were mixed.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on August 7, 2011, 08:17 PM
Nothing  :'(

i should have bid on this one...
http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w64944692

Dear Hammerhead,
   Please come home, i miss you- Adrian.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 8, 2011, 08:06 AM
Nothing  :'(

i should have bid on this one...
http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w64944692

Dear Hammerhead,
   Please come home, i miss you- Adrian.

Sorry to hear that Adrian - I feel your pain.  How did you even find that Yahoo auction?  That's the first Hammerhead I've seen selling solo, though I can't make out anything on that page.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 8, 2011, 08:38 AM
The seller of that auction didn't do international shipping anyway.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on August 8, 2011, 01:33 PM
i dont think any of them do international shipping... just get a Celga account.. you can win the auctions that way.

http://www.celga.com/index.php?page=goldfaq
that explains why some of you guys pay so much for your figs... good luck and happy bidding
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 8, 2011, 04:18 PM
I finally opened all 6 of these last night and put together the land speeder.  Overall, I really like this set. I’d give it an 8 out of 10 compared to other SW Kube releases.

The Tusken Raider is easily the best of the bunch with three weapons and that awesome vinyl cape.  I’d rank Ben right up there – fantastic homage to the vintage Kenner figure with that cape and extendable lightsaber.  Gary is nicely done and the imperial drab colors look good on him.  Only complaint here is that he doesn’t have a communicator, which is a pretty necessary accessory for the spy who calls the imperials. 

I’m not a big fan of Luke Farmboy, but I really like the accessories and removable poncho.  He looks great driving the landspeeder as well, so that makes up for a somewhat boring figure.  I wasn’t looking forward to another Sandtrooper either, but the paint aps are pretty cool and hard to go wrong with a troop builder.  The little droid that comes with him is a nice addition as well.  R5 is really the only loser from this bunch.  He’s well done, but really didn’t need a second version of him.  I’m probably somewhat biased against astromechs right now after just buying the carded R2 as well.  I did notice that the legs easily pop in and out, which is a nice tough.  I don’t recall the previous one being able to do that. 

As for the Land speeder, this makes the set worth every penny.  Fantastic design and loads of detail.  I’ve seen the pictures, but they don’t do justice to the size of the speeder.  Perfect in almost every way…I would have loved a flip open hood to store my spare gaffi sticks in, but not going to complain given that I love everything else about it. It’s going to be a long wait for Series 4…
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 8, 2011, 04:44 PM
i dont think any of them do international shipping... just get a Celga account.. you can win the auctions that way.

http://www.celga.com/index.php?page=goldfaq
that explains why some of you guys pay so much for your figs... good luck and happy bidding


Actually for me using Celga would mean spending far more on figs than I currently do.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 8, 2011, 04:58 PM
i dont think any of them do international shipping... just get a Celga account.. you can win the auctions that way.

http://www.celga.com/index.php?page=goldfaq
that explains why some of you guys pay so much for your figs... good luck and happy bidding


Actually for me using Celga would mean spending far more on figs than I currently do.

Same here.  Those auctions have some okay prices, but after shipping and fees they are ridiculous.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on August 8, 2011, 05:10 PM
IDK guys i get real lucky with them even after their fees.

Between them and http://ekizo.mandarake.co.jp/shop/en/  i'm usually pretty set.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 8, 2011, 06:05 PM
Was just looking back through the pages of this thread and found this interesting.  Nice find Sith...

So as I just posted something similar in the Deluxe Series 1 thread, but I've been looking back at some of the recent Hasbro waves and came across figures that were released in the Saga Collection '06 line and the 30AC line that appear to have been used to 'inspire' the recent Deluxe waves from Medicom.  For the Tatooine wave, I looked back at the Saga '06 release of the 'Battle of Tatooine' wave and sure enough, there is a floppy hat Luke, Garindan, black paldron Sandtrooper and R5-D4 figures in that release.  What they also released in that wave of Hasbro figures was a Momaw Nadon figure...  I seriously hope that Medicom ends up releasing that figure as a chase in this wave!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 8, 2011, 06:13 PM
Okay, time to start up the tally of results:

No chases:
Jeff (HLJ) 1 Box
Justin (HLJ) 2 Boxes
Adrian (HLJ) 1 Box

Owen Lars Chase:
Outkast34 (HLJ) 1 Box

Unknown:
Morgbug?
I am Sith (NCS)?
Brent S (NCS)?
Tiny?

We're about average so far with one chase out of 5 boxes...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 9, 2011, 01:51 AM
i dont think any of them do international shipping... just get a Celga account.. you can win the auctions that way.

http://www.celga.com/index.php?page=goldfaq
that explains why some of you guys pay so much for your figs... good luck and happy bidding


Actually for me using Celga would mean spending far more on figs than I currently do.

Same here.  Those auctions have some okay prices, but after shipping and fees they are ridiculous.

Also for me in the UK I'd have to pay a customs charge and Royal Mail/Courier fees.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 9, 2011, 03:06 PM
Got my shipping notice from NCS.  Still no info in the UPS tracking database, but I'm hopeful it will be here on Friday.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 9, 2011, 03:15 PM
Got my shipping notice from NCS.  Still no info in the UPS tracking database, but I'm hopeful it will be here on Friday.

Good luck Sith.  I'm hoping you pull an Owen chase!   ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 9, 2011, 05:13 PM
Got my shipping notice from NCS.  Still no info in the UPS tracking database, but I'm hopeful it will be here on Friday.

Got my notice too... also just got an updated email that indicates that the order is scheduled for delivery on Aug 11... fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on August 9, 2011, 07:34 PM
No chase for me in my HLJ box.  Bummer. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 9, 2011, 08:15 PM
Got my notice too... also just got an updated email that indicates that the order is scheduled for delivery on Aug 11... fingers crossed.

Crap, mine isn't schedule to arrive until the 12th.  Seriously, we live 20 miles apart and we're going to get shipments a day after each other.  Crazy IL/WI border.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 9, 2011, 08:40 PM
No chase for me in my HLJ box.  Bummer.

Sorry to hear that Brent.  Seems like chases are more scarce this time around.  I contacted HLJ about a master case yesterday just to find out the cost.  They got back to me earlier and let me know that they actually only had one box of 12 left in stock.  If anyone has been waiting to order, you might want to get going.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 9, 2011, 11:03 PM
Everyone's been talking about how they haven't seen any Hammerhead's on ebay, but I didn't realize until tonight that I also haven't seen any auctions for the Tatooine background piece.  BBTS has it up for pre-order for $70, which is a 75% markup from what they charged for the DX1 or DX2 backgrounds ($40).  Not that these were worth the $40 they were charging before, but there's no way in hell they are worth the $70 they are charging now!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2011, 01:13 AM
Everyone's been talking about how they haven't seen any Hammerhead's on ebay, but I didn't realize until tonight that I also haven't seen any auctions for the Tatooine background piece.  BBTS has it up for pre-order for $70, which is a 75% markup from what they charged for the DX1 or DX2 backgrounds ($40).  Not that these were worth the $40 they were charging before, but there's no way in hell they are worth the $70 they are charging now!

I have seen a few auctions for them.  I am almost positive I saw one go for about $50 or $60 by itself, along with a few others that were sold with basic sets of 6 for about $120.  That $70 price from BBTS is a big upcharge.  I'm curious what companies like NCS or HLJ do with their inserts, as I imagine the majority of their sales were for individual boxes.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: DSJ™ on August 10, 2011, 02:10 AM
Yeah, there has been a few DX 3 backgrounds on the bay but no bites. Too pricey...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 10, 2011, 07:55 AM
Got my box yesterday from BBTS and no chase.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2011, 08:07 AM
Got my box yesterday from BBTS and no chase.

 :( :'( :( :'( :( :'(

Sorry man.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2011, 08:08 AM
Updated...

No chases:
Jeff (HLJ) 1 Box
Justin (HLJ) 2 Boxes
Adrian (HLJ) 1 Box
Morgbug (HLJ) 1 Box
Ceedrus (BBTS) 1 Box

Owen Lars Chase:
Outkast34 (HLJ) 1 Box

Unknown:
I am Sith (NCS)?
Brent S (NCS)?
Tiny?
kaysui?


1:7 boxes so far - definitely not our usual odds.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 10, 2011, 08:41 AM
I'm curious what companies like NCS or HLJ do with their inserts, as I imagine the majority of their sales were for individual boxes.

Funny you should ask because I sent NCS a question about that a few weeks ago.  They responded that they give them to buyers who ordered two boxes or more.

I'll have to keep my eyes open for a bay listing that doesn't break the bank.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 10, 2011, 09:42 AM
I'm curious what companies like NCS or HLJ do with their inserts, as I imagine the majority of their sales were for individual boxes.

Funny you should ask because I sent NCS a question about that a few weeks ago.  They responded that they give them to buyers who ordered two boxes or more.

I'll have to keep my eyes open for a bay listing that doesn't break the bank.

That's what they had told me with DX1 and 2 as well, but I don't remember seeing anyone saying they received one. For 1 and 2 our group was still getting mastercases, so someone ended up with a chase, and a second person got the background. that left 2 out of luck, which I think killed our big group purchases  :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on August 10, 2011, 10:31 AM
I’m really surprised by the lack of chases this time around. Even with DX2 it took a while before the AT-ST driver reached the crazy prices that he commands now. The Rebel Trooper was pretty easy to come by too as far as I can recall. With DX3 it feels like there is much less product out there…Can this be put down to lower production numbers? Or is it the case that retailers are still awaiting stock…I really hope it’s the latter as this trend is killing the hobby for me. I love these figures but the hunt for the chases is becoming an ordeal…
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2011, 10:45 AM
I’m really surprised by the lack of chases this time around. Even with DX2 it took a while before the AT-ST driver reached the crazy prices that he commands now. The Rebel Trooper was pretty easy to come by too as far as I can recall. With DX3 it feels like there is much less product out there…Can this be put down to lower production numbers? Or is it the case that retailers are still awaiting stock…I really hope it’s the latter as this trend is killing the hobby for me. I love these figures but the hunt for the chases is becoming an ordeal…

I'm a little shocked too.  Maybe it is still early - I know half the guys here haven't received anything yet, but seems odd that we've only seen two Owens on Ebay and maybe a couple of full 9-figure sets.  Could be that production is down or maybe popularity is up, so less people are selling their chases?  What worries me is that BBTS, NCS, and HLJ are now all out of stock, so it sure doesn't seem like the number of chases available is going to pick up.  Hopefully the next few weeks brings out a few more opportunities.  I'm hoping that some of these rarer figures make another appearance somehow on cards or multi-packs or else I'm never going to get them. 

I'm with you on the chase frustration - its one thing when things are hard to get or expensive.  Its something totally different when you just can't even find something rare at any price.   >:(
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on August 10, 2011, 10:53 AM
BBTS still has DX3 boxes and cases, but I noticed they raised the prices of the box from 194 to 209, and perhaps the MC?  I haven't found a deal yet on a box, so I'm holding out for now.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: kaysui0248 on August 10, 2011, 11:17 AM
My SWDX3 MC has arrived in the UK but not progessing any further through the postal system.  >:(

Looks like I will have to pay custom charges :( . Another expense I don't need!!!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: DSJ™ on August 10, 2011, 11:31 AM
I’m really surprised by the lack of chases this time around. Even with DX2 it took a while before the AT-ST driver reached the crazy prices that he commands now. The Rebel Trooper was pretty easy to come by too as far as I can recall. With DX3 it feels like there is much less product out there…Can this be put down to lower production numbers? Or is it the case that retailers are still awaiting stock…I really hope it’s the latter as this trend is killing the hobby for me. I love these figures but the hunt for the chases is becoming an ordeal…

I'm a little shocked too.  Maybe it is still early - I know half the guys here haven't received anything yet, but seems odd that we've only seen two Owens on Ebay and maybe a couple of full 9-figure sets.  Could be that production is down or maybe popularity is up, so less people are selling their chases?  What worries me is that BBTS, NCS, and HLJ are now all out of stock, so it sure doesn't seem like the number of chases available is going to pick up.  Hopefully the next few weeks brings out a few more opportunities.  I'm hoping that some of these rarer figures make another appearance somehow on cards or multi-packs or else I'm never going to get them. 

I'm with you on the chase frustration - its one thing when things are hard to get or expensive.  Its something totally different when you just can't even find something rare at any price.   >:(

4 Owen's, 1 currently marked as a Ben... as for full 9 figure set's, 6 set's bin'd... Hammerhead, nada on the bay thus far... very sad...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 10, 2011, 11:58 AM
I've pretty much given up on Chases with the DX waves.  I got lucky and got a Fett in my box of 12 for DX1 but didn't get any for DX2.  I'm not even looking for them... just way to expensive to justify.  I paid $150 for Saesee Tiin back in the day and swore I'd never do that again.  So I will probably never have most of the chases.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on August 10, 2011, 12:00 PM
i'm with you Brent, i'm done spending big bucks on these things. I can live without them.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on August 10, 2011, 12:16 PM
I've pretty much given up on Chases with the DX waves. 

Me too.  And it sucks... 

Hammerhead as an uber-rare DX chase is just a kick in the nuts.  What a pisser to have Greedo, Ponda, Red/Blue Snags, and then not get Hammerhead because he's going to cost what four cases of Hasbro figures cost.   :'(
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: karamazov80 on August 10, 2011, 12:49 PM
I never really focused on the 1/96 chases because of the ridiculous price.  Most collectors have one form of OCD or another, and trust me--I know there's a compulsion to get everything you can, particularly more popular characters (Tarkin as a 1/96 chase is still one of the most mind-boggling things I've seen in my time as a collector).  BUT. . .$100+ for a Kubrick is very difficult for me to swallow.  I collect Hot Toys figures, so I'm not averse to paying a lot of money for something, but for a 3 inch plastic figure it's just tough, no matter how rare or cool it is.

Compound that with Medicom's troubling trend of re-releasing rare chases as cheap, easy to find 2-packs, and you've got a formula for tears down the road  :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 10, 2011, 12:52 PM
Compound that with Medicom's troubling trend of re-releasing rare chases as cheap, easy to find 2-packs, and you've got a formula for tears down the road  :-\

That's a good point... Of course, this is a relatively new phenomena in the last two years...

Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on August 10, 2011, 12:57 PM
yea, i can wait for the Uncle and Aunt 2pack soon to be released ::)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2011, 02:00 PM
Did anyone from JD win the Owen chase that just closed?  I went a little past $150 on it, then gave up.  Dumb chases.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 10, 2011, 02:01 PM

4 Owen's, 1 currently marked as a Ben... as for full 9 figure set's, 6 set's bin'd... Hammerhead, nada on the bay thus far... very sad...

Definately a let down for DX chase availability. Kudos to you for going for the full set of 9 early-
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: DSJ™ on August 10, 2011, 02:28 PM

4 Owen's, 1 currently marked as a Ben... as for full 9 figure set's, 6 set's bin'd... Hammerhead, nada on the bay thus far... very sad...

Definately a let down for DX chase availability. Kudos to you for going for the full set of 9 early-

Thanks Dan, this is the 2nd time I have bin'd a complete set off the bay & I have no regrets... with what the AT-ST Commander is commanding, it worked out great for me... a hell of a lot cheaper than get the chases separately & I think the Hammerhead will fall in with him which is unfortunate... and on that note they have arrived...  Behold!  ;D 
Sorry for the crap pics, frickin' hot outside...  the cardboard background stays sealed...  :P

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/KubrickDeluxeSeries3Complete.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/OwenHammerheadFront.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/OwenHammerheadLeftSide.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/OwenHammerheadRear.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%202011/OwenHammerheadRightSide.jpg)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2011, 02:45 PM
That Hammerhead is sooooooooo cool.  Color me jealous.  Thanks for sharing your pics!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on August 10, 2011, 02:59 PM
Nice. They should have given Owen more of a scowl though - the grumpy bastard and vintage-esque feet would have rocked on Hammerhead, too. :P
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2011, 03:17 PM
Nice. They should have given Owen more of a scowl though - the grumpy bastard and vintage-esque feet would have rocked on Hammerhead, too. :P

Jay - did you end up ordering Series 3 or still waiting?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on August 10, 2011, 03:31 PM
Still waiting.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on August 10, 2011, 03:47 PM
I'd like to see a cantina wave w/ the vintage versions of Greedo and Walrus Man, and do a Hammerhead re-release, looking more like the Saga 06 figure..  Heck, considering they are re-releasing everyone in vintage style, this might not be too far-fetched.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_f2B00hr08k/Tj8YMOdxpFI/AAAAAAAACT8/wmXyqj7Grjk/s640/002.JPG)


Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: P-Siddy on August 10, 2011, 04:35 PM
I would like Hasbro to do that in the vintage line... or whatever line it would be in.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2011, 04:45 PM
As long as we're throwing out wishes, I would like a parco carded Hammerhead for about $30 available in the next 2-4 weeks.  I'm fine with my older versions of Greedo, Ponda, & the 2 snags.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 10, 2011, 05:08 PM
I was one of the people who got an Uncle Owen off of Ebay. BIN'd him for $84 shipped.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2011, 05:09 PM
I was one of the people who got an Uncle Owen off of Ebay. BIN'd him for $84 shipped.

That is a pretty sweet price, given the one that sold today was $100 beyond that.  I didn't even see yours available - you must have snatched it up quickly!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 10, 2011, 05:16 PM
So quick the guy re-listed him lol. He must have thought that it hadn't registered until he got an email from ebay. I posted the re-listed auction a few pages back.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on August 11, 2011, 03:37 PM
I was looking at the background for this set earlier today. Is that Dash Rendar over Gary's shoulder?  ;)

(http://yakfaceforums.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Kub_DX3.jpg)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 11, 2011, 04:22 PM
Sure looks like it- good eye!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 11, 2011, 06:11 PM
Can we please stop posting pics that include Hammerhead?  Makes me want to cry everytime I see him.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 11, 2011, 06:54 PM
(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/7763/harryo.jpg)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 11, 2011, 07:52 PM
Can we please stop posting pics that include Hammerhead?  Makes me want to cry everytime I see him.

Sorry man....

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cerius31/Momaw.jpg)

My Box of 12 arrived from NCS and Momaw is in the house!!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 11, 2011, 08:27 PM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cerius31/Momaw.jpg)

My Box of 12 arrived from NCS and Momaw is in the house!!

Congratulations and I hate you!  This doesn't give me confidence about finding a 1/96 box of goodness in my shipment from NCS tomorrow...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on August 11, 2011, 08:32 PM
That's sweet, Brent! Congrats!!

Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 11, 2011, 08:37 PM
BRENT!!!!  AWESOME!  Congrats dude.  Nice to see someone finally land one.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on August 11, 2011, 08:38 PM
Wrong Brent dammit. 

Congrats though. 
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on August 11, 2011, 08:38 PM
congrats!

i'll never buy a box of 12 again. its just too expensive.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on August 11, 2011, 08:39 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 11, 2011, 08:53 PM
Updated...

No chases:
Jeff (HLJ) 1 Box
Justin (HLJ) 2 Boxes
Adrian (HLJ) 1 Box
Morgbug (HLJ) 1 Box
Ceedrus (BBTS) 1 Box

Owen Lars Chase:
Outkast34 (HLJ) 1 Box
Kaysui (Direct) 2 Boxes

Momaw!
Brent S (NCS) - the most hated man at JD

Unknown:
Tiny?

3:10 boxes...we made a rally here at the end.  Anyone else still expecting boxes?  Tiny?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 11, 2011, 09:36 PM
Thanks guys. I was shocked getting that chase, especially given the apparent extra rarity for Momaw. I opened my Obi Wan boxes first and bummed not finding Owen. I didn't even remember which box Momaw was supposed to be in. I really wasn't expecting it but sure was happy to pull him.

Hopefully for all of you, this chase gets easier to find as more of these start to hit the market!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jayson on August 11, 2011, 10:39 PM
Congrats on the Hammerhead Brent (you son of a bitch)  ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 12, 2011, 04:03 PM
I'm beginning to wonder if the guys who sold the AT-ST Driver on ebay when DX2 came out are the same guys who sold full sets of DX3 this time and that's why we haven't seen any hammerhead auctions?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2011, 04:14 PM
Way to go Brent!  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 12, 2011, 04:18 PM
Updated...

Momaw!
Brent S (NCS) - the most hated man at JD


That's just mean  ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Morgbug on August 12, 2011, 04:25 PM
But funny.

And thanks for putting that second initial in there Justin, lest it be confusing.   ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 12, 2011, 04:29 PM
But funny.
Agreed  ;)


And thanks for putting that second initial in there Justin, lest it be confusing.   ;)

I can't tell you the number of times I read posts where people talking to you and I think its me... glad to return the favor!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 12, 2011, 09:16 PM
Strikeout for me...  Nothing but the basic six x2... :( :'(
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 12, 2011, 09:54 PM
Sorry man.  Not a fun way to kick off the weekend.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 12, 2011, 09:56 PM
Bummer. Sorry man.  :'(
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: kaysui0248 on August 13, 2011, 06:23 PM
Finally picked up my SWDX3 today from the parcel sorting office

From the 2 boxes opened so far

Box 1
Tusken, Tusken, R5-D4
R5-D4, Luke, Luke
Sandtrooper, Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan
Garindan, Garindan, Sandtrooper

Box 2
R5-D4, Tusken, Tusken
Luke, R5-D4, Luke
Obi-Wan (Secret Owen Lars), Obi-Wan, Sandtrooper
Sandtrooper, Garindan, Garindan

There I was hoping to get a Hammer Head figure. Now comes the hard bit getting rid of the extras
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 13, 2011, 07:12 PM
Congrats on the Owen!  Was this an NCS order?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: kaysui0248 on August 14, 2011, 07:37 AM
Congrats on the Owen!  Was this an NCS order?

MC was purchased directly in H.K from a toy supplier by my uncle.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 15, 2011, 02:29 PM
Looks like we had our first Hammerhead.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAR-WARS-KUBRICK-DX-3-TOP-SECRET-HAMMERHEAD-/220833217567?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336aaf7c1f
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on August 15, 2011, 03:54 PM
That was me...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 15, 2011, 04:22 PM
That was me...

Nice purchase dude.  I found that on my way to a meeting and stared at it for the longest time.  I thought it said $330 + $20 shipping and was waffling.  Then I decided to do it and noticed it was $350 plus $20 shipping, which made me waffle a little more.  I refreshed a few times and then it was sold.  $370 is not a bad price given what the AT-ST was selling for, but I had a hard time justifying that cost for one little guy, even if it is Hammerhead.  I'm sure I will regret not buyiner...

Oh well, congrats!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 15, 2011, 04:42 PM


Nice purchase dude.  I found that on my way to a meeting and stared at it for the longest time.  I thought it said $330 + $20 shipping and was waffling.  Then I decided to do it and noticed it was $350 plus $20 shipping, which made me waffle a little more.  I refreshed a few times and then it was sold.  $370 is not a bad price given what the AT-ST was selling for, but I had a hard time justifying that cost for one little guy, even if it is Hammerhead.  I'm sure I will regret not buyiner...

Oh well, congrats!

Well this was lost in translation for a moment. waffle or waffling in the UK means babbling or talking nonsense. Wavering on the other hand means to be indecisive about something.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on August 15, 2011, 05:22 PM
I sat on my hands when the full sets went up and have been kicking myself since....when I saw it go up I felt it best to jump on now rather than regret it down the line. I really hope they sort out the ratios though or else this line is going to break me. The DX1 chases were a breeze, DX2 got silly with the AT-ST driver, but at least he was available for a bit before the prices skyrocketed, with DX3...its been nuts since day one. I am delighted to have gotten the figure though (at least now I can stop continually checking eBay!). Now all I need to find is Uncle Owen...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on August 15, 2011, 06:37 PM
I saw that this morning, and it was briefly at $330. Guess that's how quick Hammerhead's price is skyrocketing.  :) Congrats on snagging it.

I'm one of the ones who pounced on a full set from the bay. I thought I'd be kicking myself, but so far I'm definitely glad I took that gamble, and really pleased with the set.  Though I am kicking myself about not going for some of the first auctions I saw on yahoo when DX3 first dropped.  Kubricks are all about kicking yourself or worrying about eventually kicking yourself...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 15, 2011, 08:27 PM
Well this was lost in translation for a moment. waffle or waffling in the UK means babbling or talking nonsense. Wavering on the other hand means to be indecisive about something.

In that case, I was both waffling and wavering!  I'm glad to hear someone else saw it at $330 - I thought I was losing my vision.  I'm regretting not hitting buy it now right away at $330...I think.  I've never paid more than $160 for a figure, so more than double that was definitely reason to pause.  I think I would have bought the set of 9 for $600 if I had seen it, so let's do the math...

- $80 can get you a basic set
 - Owen is going for about $180
 - A packaged deal means Hammerhead is worth around $360....pretty close

I'm not including shipping costs in there, but after I had thought it about it, I figured $350 shipped was worth it.  Then when I saw it was $370 total I was thrown for a loop, thinking maybe there were multiple postings.  Stinks to have been in a meeting - I didn't really have time to think things through clearly before I saw that it had sold. 

I guess I'm happy that I didn't blow $370 today, and that still feels like a lot of money, but if another one popped up at that price, I think I might go for it.  Curious how many other people are willing to snag one for that price...  :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 15, 2011, 09:06 PM
I guess I'm happy that I didn't blow $370 today, and that still feels like a lot of money, but if another one popped up at that price, I think I might go for it.  Curious how many other people are willing to snag one for that price...  :-\

You can put me in the camp of not willing to pay anywhere near that amount yet.  The most I've paid for an individual figure is $150, including most recently the L-Slot Fett and Owen Lars chase figures.  I guess this is the reason I haven't bought the Rebel Trooper, AT-ST driver or Hammerhead figures yet.  The same could be said for why I don't have a carded Jorg.  When ningyoushi had the rebel trooper available for $160, I almost pulled the trigger on numerous occasions.  But I kept coming back to the fact that I would be starting down a slippery slope of justifying almost any amount as 'okay' to spend for these.

I got into collecting these things because it was fun and because there was the draw of being a bit hard to come by since they were Japan only toys.  Now that it's becoming almost impossible to come by some of these chase figures unless you're willing to break the bank to get them, I'm starting to come around to the idea that I just might not get the complete SW collection after all.  And you know, I'm okay with that...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on August 15, 2011, 09:59 PM
Count me out for $350...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 15, 2011, 11:26 PM
Well, I am a total crackbrick addict.  I found a Hammerhead with a BIN on a Japanese Auction for $281 tonight, so I bought it.  It was sitting with no bids for only $222 (still a lot), but I really want that Hammerhead and am tired of looking for him every 15min on Ebay.  I was going to buy the SDCC Death Star Exclusive for $130, so I'm going to justify my purchase by not getting that and paying my self-imposed "limit" of $150 (it makes sense if you read it a few times). 

I'm still not convinced I did the right thing, but using the $600 9pc set as a benchmark, I paid $280 for Hammerhead and $140 for my basic set of 6 + Landspeeder after selling the extras, so I've still got $160-180 to find Owen, though I'm going to have to hold off on that one for a while.  Now I'm off to go find a second job...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2011, 09:37 AM
Congrats on the Hammerhead move, Justin.  Very jealous.  :(
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: P-Siddy on August 16, 2011, 10:17 AM
Congrats on nabbing Hammerhead!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on August 16, 2011, 10:21 AM
Great move Justin!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 16, 2011, 10:32 AM
Thanks guys.  I have had perma-smile on my face ever since I bought it, so I guess I made the right move.  We'll see if that changes when the bank statement arrives at the end of the month.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: DSJ™ on August 16, 2011, 11:24 AM
Congrats Justin...  not a bad price I must say... 8)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 16, 2011, 11:58 AM
Good deal snagging the Hammerhead.  He's a great figure.

I will say, when I told my wife how much they were selling for on eBay she about fell over and asked me why I wasn't selling the one I got.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: P-Siddy on August 16, 2011, 12:22 PM
Good deal snagging the Hammerhead.  He's a great figure.

I will say, when I told my wife how much they were selling for on eBay she about fell over and asked me why I wasn't selling the one I got.

She'd then want you to buy her some fancy jewelry with it.  ;) And congrats on yours, Brent.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 16, 2011, 03:50 PM
Congrats Justin...  not a bad price I must say... 8)

I got a breakdown of the full cost today.  After fees and 2x shipping, it came to $325 (shipping was helped a little because I have a few other items coming from Japan as well).  Not shabby.

These things have held their value pretty well, so if push came to shove, it is nice to know that you could probably get your money back on most items.  Obviously rereleases like Han/Luke Trooper are a bummer.  Brent - you can use that logic with your wife to let her know it will be worth a lot for years to come, so you're diversifying your investment portfolio.   ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on August 16, 2011, 04:28 PM
Congrats on the Hammerhead score, Justin!  :)

I saw that Brian's Toys at one point sold an Owen for $110, so maybe watch that site and other online retailers in case another one pops up.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 16, 2011, 07:12 PM
Congrats on the Hammerhead score, Justin!  :)

I saw that Brian's Toys at one point sold an Owen for $110, so maybe watch that site and other online retailers in case another one pops up.

Thanks Mike!  Did you actually see it sell or just see a new listing for it?  I've been watching them as well, but not sure that they actually got anything in stock.  I emailed them a few times and the purchasing guy was a little clueless about chases for Dx3.  He said he'd keep an eye out, but that they hadn't received any chases yet.  I think the Dx2 and Dx3 chases were listed, but not sure what they actually sold versus place holders.  At this point I would think they'd up the price if they actually got something in stock.  If they did get one and sold it for that, it was a steal!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on August 16, 2011, 07:47 PM
Did you actually see it sell or just see a new listing for it?

I just saw it listed as out of stock, but they had/have the regular set for sale as well as a background display (for an excessive $110.) So I figured  they must've opened up a master case or something, had Owen for a short time and then somebody snapped it up. But yeah maybe it's a place holder cuz that price does seem low compared to their usual gouging.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 16, 2011, 08:20 PM
At this point I would think they'd up the price if they actually got something in stock.  If they did get one and sold it for that, it was a steal!

Not that I want to defend Brian's Toys in any way, but you may remember when the Series 4 Veers was Out of Stock for years and then magically was In Stock one day.  They never ended up increasing the price from the original and I was able to steal it for $80 at the time.  So I don't think it's out of the question that if they did end up getting another Owen in stock that they would keep the price at $110.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 16, 2011, 09:52 PM
 :) that was me that snapped up Owen from Brians Toys.  it was 119 then i got 15 dollars off with a coupon code. i couldn't resist. Now just need hammerhead ... which i believe i would have a better chance of winning the lottery. I have a quick question for you guys .. when you say you got it off a japanese auction.. what are they and where do you find them? sorry for the newbie question.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 16, 2011, 09:57 PM
I have a quick question for you guys .. when you say you got it off a japanese auction.. what are they and where do you find them? sorry for the newbie question.

Here you go:

i dont think any of them do international shipping... just get a Celga account.. you can win the auctions that way.

http://www.celga.com/index.php?page=goldfaq
that explains why some of you guys pay so much for your figs... good luck and happy bidding

Open an account and you can bid on Yahoo Japan auctions.  Jman opened an account on another site so I'll let him respond with that info...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 16, 2011, 10:52 PM
I checked out Celga, but had a tough time deciphering all the Japanese.  Their instructions are much clearer, but I signed up for a site called One Japan http://onejp-yahoo.com

Both sites and possibly others act as an agent for you to bid on auctions in Japan.  You can search through these auctions, very similar to Ebay. 

Here's how it works with ONEJP:
- Register with the site
- Search the auctions to find items you're interested in (I typically search for "Star Wars Kubrick")
- If you find something you want to bid on, you first have to send money via paypal.  Plan on sending $50-75 extra, there is supposedly no charge to refund the money back to you later
- Once you have enough in your account, you can bid on an auction.  What you're really doing is asking ONEJP to make the bid for you.  When they see your bid request, they will make the bid on the auction as your representative.

Costs:
- The auction price is clearly laid out.  Some are even buy-it-now.  My Hammerhead was listed as $222 starting price or $281 BIN.  Ignore the fees listed off to the right.  Here's what you will really pay:
   - Auction Price
   - Shipping in Japan (The seller ships the item to your agent).  This is listed at like $27, but ends up being more like $5-7
   - Bank Transfer Fee of $7 (unavoidable no matter how you pay)
   - Comission Fee for your agent, ONEJP.  This is how they make their money.  You pay either 10% of the auction price or a minimum of $21
   - ONEJP then ships the item to you and charges about $20-25

So, at minimum, plan on about $55 ($7 + $7 + $21 + $20) added to the price of your auction.  It really isn't worth it for smaller cost items, though they will hold multiple winnings to save you money on the final US shipping.  I won three diffferent auctions, so deferring the $21 shipping across three items cuts the price down to $7 each.  Here was the cost breakdown for my Hammerhead:

$280 Auction + $5 Japan Shipping + $7 Bank Fee + $28 Commission + $7 US Shipping = $327 (I pumped $375 into my ONEJP account via paypal to make sure I had enough money)

Keep in mind that I have yet to receive any items or try out the bank refund.  My Hammerhead should be there in a few days and then I'll have my lot sent out.  I think I'll take a break for a while unless I see an AT-ST Driver or something.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 16, 2011, 11:08 PM
Just a follow-up to this- I think Celga only requires you to have 50% of your bid price in the account to make a bid.  For example, if you want to bid up to $200 on something, you only need to put $100 in your celga account,  Sith - correct me if that's not right.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 16, 2011, 11:38 PM
Just a follow-up to this- I think Celga only requires you to have 50% of your bid price in the account to make a bid.  For example, if you want to bid up to $200 on something, you only need to put $100 in your celga account,  Sith - correct me if that's not right.

Spot on.  And if you end up not winning an auction, you request a refund and they usually process it in about a day or two after the request goes in.  I've made six bids with them and gotten my refunds back very quickly for the five I didn't win.  I have yet to receive my invoice for my item, so I don't have as much detail about the fees and how they breakdown.  I'll let you know once I do though.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: zachdms on August 17, 2011, 12:45 AM
Got my box from NSC: no chases.  I love that the Landspeeder is to scale-ish. :)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 17, 2011, 07:25 AM
Updated...

No chases:
Jeff (HLJ) 1 Box
Justin (HLJ) 2 Boxes
Adrian (HLJ) 1 Box
Morgbug (HLJ) 1 Box
Ceedrus (BBTS) 1 Box
Adrian (BBTS) 1 Box
Zachdms (NCS) 1 Box
I Am Sith (NCS) 1 Box
Kaysui (Direct) 1 Box

Owen Lars Chase:
Outkast34 (HLJ) 1 Box
Kaysui (Direct) 1 Box

Momaw!
Brent S (NCS) - the most hated man at JD

Unknown:
Tiny?

3:13 boxes ...right on track.  Chases came from NCS and HLJ, nothing from BBTS thus far.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 17, 2011, 07:30 AM
Thanks for all the info guys. Much appreciated. Gonna have to pay the bills before I dive into the hammerhead hunt.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: BrentS on August 17, 2011, 07:57 AM
Updated...

Looks like you left I am Sith off the list by accident.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 17, 2011, 09:34 AM
Updated...

Looks like you left I am Sith off the list by accident.

Ack - sorry!  Corrected now.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Adrian on August 17, 2011, 12:35 PM
not that it matters too much but i got my box from BBTS.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 17, 2011, 01:23 PM
not that it matters too much but i got my box from BBTS.

I assume by this that you got no chases?   :(
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: smokebelch on August 17, 2011, 02:48 PM
Just received my regular set- gotta say im so impressed with the Landspeeder. Really is beautiful, and the engineering to put it together is very clever. Love the little touch of the little clear 'bubbles' on the bottom to make it float, and the scale is just about perfect- was always a little unimpressed with the AT-ST scale wise, just seemed to small.
Also not sure if its been mentioned yet, but love the fact that Luke's lightsabre blade is removeable, and that you can hang the hilt on his belt.
Bit of a shame Hammerhead is going to be so unobtainable, one of my favourite characters- but thats medicom for you I suppose. Outside of the impossible to get chases though really digging this wave  :D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 17, 2011, 08:24 PM
Did anyone from here nab the Owen off Ebay a few minutes ago?  I had it up until the last two seconds of the auction.   ::)  Just can't justify that much with other recent purchases.   :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: I Am Sith on August 17, 2011, 08:50 PM
I have yet to receive my invoice for my item, so I don't have as much detail about the fees and how they breakdown.  I'll let you know once I do though.

I got my invoice tonight.  The figure I purchased was $68.  The in-country shipping, shipping to US, and Celga fees came out to $25.  So my final price for a Blue Stars Snowtrooper ended up at $93 shipped.   Much better than I could have gotten off ebay for sure!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 17, 2011, 09:15 PM
I have yet to receive my invoice for my item, so I don't have as much detail about the fees and how they breakdown.  I'll let you know once I do though.

I got my invoice tonight.  The figure I purchased was $68.  The in-country shipping, shipping to US, and Celga fees came out to $25.  So my final price for a Blue Stars Snowtrooper ended up at $93 shipped.   Much better than I could have gotten off ebay for sure!

Wow, that is awesome!  I can't believe the fees/shipping was so low.  What is their commission?  Onejp charges $21 minimum and $7 bank fee, so you're out $28 before you even pay any shipping costs.   ::)  Nice score!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: smokebelch on August 18, 2011, 05:15 PM
Quick shot of luke in his floppy hat/poncho combo- have to say he's probably my favourite figure from the wave (well of the regular 6 anyways).

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6201/6057271342_684efecb48_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/smokebelch/6057271342/)
Nice Hat! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/smokebelch/6057271342/) by smokebelch (http://www.flickr.com/people/smokebelch/), on Flickr

Like the fact that he's 'breakable' as well, these always feel slightly better quality than the 'unbreakable' figs. Hoth Luke was the same. Have to say I've always felt a bit dissapointed with some of the Star Wars Kubs for this reason- understand that they have to for licensing reasons- but some of mine have such wobbly legs they can hardly stand up! The paint and design is always great just feel the 'construction' can let em down a bit- esp if you end up paying a premium for a figure.
Does seem to be more figures in the recent waves that are 'breakable' and looking at the pics of Hammerhead he seems to be too  :) (not that i'll ever be able to afford him though!)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on August 18, 2011, 07:47 PM
Nice! You should put together some kind of star wars kubrick coffee table book or something.

Luke is one of my faves from this wave as well. I need to pick up a spare so I can have one in the landspeeder, one wearing the poncho and use the extra poncho for b&w boba fett. I didn't realize you can hang the saber on his belt-- that's sweet.  :)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 18, 2011, 07:54 PM
I need to pick up a spare so I can have one in the landspeeder, one wearing the poncho and use the extra poncho for b&w boba fett.

I need to do the same for Obi-Wan. I have him sat in the landspeeder because it's the most obvious place to put him. However I also feel it's a waste of the vinyl and lightsaber features so an extra would be nice.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on August 18, 2011, 08:19 PM
I need to do the same for Obi-Wan. I have him sat in the landspeeder because it's the most obvious place to put him. However I also feel it's a waste of the vinyl and lightsaber features so an extra would be nice.

True. I've kept Obi Wan out of the speeder after realizing that his cape would get dinged up if i tried to squeeze him in, and I don't want to take his cape off cuz of the waste of vinyl/saber issue you mentioned. Might be a convenient excuse to pick up the grey haired version.  >:D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 19, 2011, 12:35 AM
I need to do the same for Obi-Wan. I have him sat in the landspeeder because it's the most obvious place to put him. However I also feel it's a waste of the vinyl and lightsaber features so an extra would be nice.

True. I've kept Obi Wan out of the speeder after realizing that his cape would get dinged up if i tried to squeeze him in, and I don't want to take his cape off cuz of the waste of vinyl/saber issue you mentioned. Might be a convenient excuse to pick up the grey haired version.  >:D

You're going to need a better excuse with the prices that thing is commanding.  I  want the graybeard, but have yet to see one for anywhere close to $100.   :P
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: smokebelch on August 19, 2011, 01:47 AM
I didn't realize you can hang the saber on his belt-- that's sweet.  :)

Yeah before I got the figure I hadn't seen that you could, but noticed the little hanger on his belt- and the loop on his sabre and figured must be for a reason. Getting the blade out was a bit tricky at first as didn't want to break it, but removes ok. Really nice touch I thought  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 19, 2011, 07:51 AM
Nice! You should put together some kind of star wars kubrick coffee table book or something.

He's right smokeblech, Your pictures are awesome. Some of them you even forget they are just figures.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: smokebelch on August 19, 2011, 01:38 PM
Nice! You should put together some kind of star wars kubrick coffee table book or something.

He's right smokeblech, Your pictures are awesome. Some of them you even forget they are just figures.

Haha thanks guys, glad you dig em  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Bobajode on August 19, 2011, 04:52 PM
Hey Smokebelch, your photos are fantastic, what do you use to light the figures? I love photography but can't get anywhere near your quality of lighting!

ps. is your tag anything to do with an Underworld track?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: smokebelch on August 19, 2011, 05:13 PM
Hey Smokebelch, your photos are fantastic, what do you use to light the figures? I love photography but can't get anywhere near your quality of lighting!

ps. is your tag anything to do with an Underworld track?
Thanks man, got a pretty simple set up for my shots. I use my Ipod touch with a torch app to light em, and take them on a slow exposure. Takes a bit of playing round to get a good effect, but works really well. So long as you can change the exposure time on your camera will work with any led light source ie mobile phone etc.

And close on the tag- actually from a Sabres Of Paradise track, originally from same era as Underworld.

Haha back on topic, really want to get some beach 'tatooine' shots of the Landspeeder in action  ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Bobajode on August 19, 2011, 05:54 PM
Andy weatherall, can't believe I forgot that  :-[

Cheers for the lighting tips, I'll give that a bash.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on August 19, 2011, 07:57 PM
True. I've kept Obi Wan out of the speeder after realizing that his cape would get dinged up if i tried to squeeze him in, and I don't want to take his cape off cuz of the waste of vinyl/saber issue you mentioned. Might be a convenient excuse to pick up the grey haired version.  >:D

You're going to need a better excuse with the prices that thing is commanding.  I  want the graybeard, but have yet to see one for anywhere close to $100.   :P

I don't think I'd even pay $100. Prices on it seem to be cooling a bit on Yahoo so if it ever falls to around $50-60 I'll get it. Would've been cool if they had done a cantina band member type thing and packed half the obi boxes with white hair and the other half grey.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 19, 2011, 11:34 PM
True. I've kept Obi Wan out of the speeder after realizing that his cape would get dinged up if i tried to squeeze him in, and I don't want to take his cape off cuz of the waste of vinyl/saber issue you mentioned. Might be a convenient excuse to pick up the grey haired version.  >:D

You're going to need a better excuse with the prices that thing is commanding.  I  want the graybeard, but have yet to see one for anywhere close to $100.   :P

I don't think I'd even pay $100. Prices on it seem to be cooling a bit on Yahoo so if it ever falls to around $50-60 I'll get it. Would've been cool if they had done a cantina band member type thing and packed half the obi boxes with white hair and the other half grey.

Yeah I like that idea.  But then we wouldn't be paying $50-60 for a carded version.  :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 25, 2011, 01:40 PM
Hammerhead is on his way from Japan.   8)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 25, 2011, 01:42 PM
Hammerhead is on his way from Japan.   8)

if they happen to pack two by mistake let me know lol  ;D Congrats Man!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 25, 2011, 04:39 PM
Hammerhead is on his way from Japan.   8)

if they happen to pack two by mistake let me know lol  ;D Congrats Man!

Ha!  If they are going to make a mistake, I hope they accidently include an AT-ST Driver.   ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 26, 2011, 01:31 PM
full set just put on on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Medicom-Star-Wars-Kubrick-DX-S3-Full-Set-Chase-Board-/290603542499?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a95227e3

wish it was just hammerhead :(
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 26, 2011, 04:16 PM
wish it was just hammerhead :(

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAR-WARS-KUBRICK-DX-3-TOP-SECRET-HAMMERHEAD-/220841054462?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336b2710fe
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 27, 2011, 01:54 AM
wish it was just hammerhead :(

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAR-WARS-KUBRICK-DX-3-TOP-SECRET-HAMMERHEAD-/220841054462?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336b2710fe

Holy Shite .. 350 it would of been mine but I don't think I could ever spend almost 500 for a kubrick. plus it would be a trip to disney world or hammerhead lol.... Mickey wins all the time.

this is really insane, why does he have to be the chase. I have always wanted him as a figure but not at that price .

Thanks for posting the link dude.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 27, 2011, 10:12 PM
Thanks to Justin I now have my hands on these, and I am turning in to a complete fan of the vintagy vibe Medicom is putting together. My series 2 tuskens can hang out with the Hasbro Bantha, and the new one can go in a more vintage display setting. I'm looking forward to series 4 even more now, so that Vader and Leia can get their vinyl goodness alongside Obi Wan and the raider. I hope they do a Jawa up that fits in to the scheme.  :)

I'm bummed the DX series are so expensive for boxes, and I have virtually no desire to get into the chase chase. I would gladly give up the vehicles to get back to a more reasonable ($100-125) chase price.  :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on August 28, 2011, 01:24 PM
Just got back from two weeks holidays and came home to lots of new Kubricks. My DX3 base set and Hammerhead arrived, as did the carded Ben, R2 and J-Slot Boba...very happy overall. Now all I have to do is track down Owen....
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on August 28, 2011, 04:37 PM
Got my Mos Eisley display set up. A little bit jumbled but it's a work in progress...

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2010-10/1361484/dx3_display.jpg)
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2010-10/1361484/dx3_display2.jpg)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 29, 2011, 07:50 AM
very nice there Mike... very jealous!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 29, 2011, 08:13 AM
Awesome set up Mike!  Momaw looks great in there with the other aliens.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on August 29, 2011, 09:20 AM
Thanks guys!

I agree with Dan; I'd love to see a vintage style Jawa. They should do a pick-up wave of characters they left out of the DX waves, ie that Wampa from the DX2 background card and the Gonk droid from this one (it's sweet, his legs are just regular human kubrick legs, haha.)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 29, 2011, 12:57 PM
Thanks guys!

I agree with Dan; I'd love to see a vintage style Jawa. They should do a pick-up wave of characters they left out of the DX waves, ie that Wampa from the DX2 background card and the Gonk droid from this one (it's sweet, his legs are just regular human kubrick legs, haha.)

I like that idea.  Then they could make Dash Rendar too!   ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 29, 2011, 02:08 PM
wish it was just hammerhead :(

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAR-WARS-KUBRICK-DX-3-TOP-SECRET-HAMMERHEAD-/220841054462?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336b2710fe

Price dropped to $399.99. That's good right?  :P
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 29, 2011, 03:12 PM
wish it was just hammerhead :(

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STAR-WARS-KUBRICK-DX-3-TOP-SECRET-HAMMERHEAD-/220841054462?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336b2710fe

Price dropped to $399.99. That's good right?  :P

maybe  ::)  :P  ;D  ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on August 29, 2011, 03:23 PM
Well somebody just bought it ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 30, 2011, 01:19 PM
Hammerhead is on his way from Japan.   8)

if they happen to pack two by mistake let me know lol  ;D Congrats Man!

Ha!  If they are going to make a mistake, I hope they accidently include an AT-ST Driver.   ;)

here you go incase you missed it:  http://onejp-yahoo.com/lot/b124086640
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 30, 2011, 04:21 PM
Guess who arrived today?   8)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/1030398074_photobucket_41544_.jpg)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 30, 2011, 04:29 PM
I actually picked up a second one of these from Japan Auctions.  I was hoping to trade it for an AT-ST Driver, but not sure if/when that would ever pan out.  I am going to try to win the one Ceedrus posted (Thank you sir!), so if anyone here is planning to bid on it, please send me a PM so that we're not just bidding each other up.

Anyway, that leaves me with a spare Hammerhead for sale.  If anyone wants him, I'm offering him for $375.  I'll cover shipping as well.  Send me a PM if you're interested...

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/1030398074_photobucket_41545_.jpg)

Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on August 30, 2011, 05:31 PM
At this rate it feels like there are more Hammerheads out there than Owens...I really want to close the book on this wave...Hope one turns up on eBay soon!!!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 30, 2011, 05:57 PM
At this rate it feels like there are more Hammerheads out there than Owens...I really want to close the book on this wave...Hope one turns up on eBay soon!!!

I'm a little surprised at the lack of Owens as well.   :-\  I think there have been a similar number of both on Ebay, but the Hammerheads have definitely been more plentiful on Yahoo Japan.  I wonder if some people overseas don't realize he is a chase?  I've seen at least one auction where he was referred to as Ben.  Its pretty obvious that Hammerhead is not a Sandtrooper, but I could see non-SW types overseas not realizing they have a chase when they find an Owen.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 30, 2011, 06:41 PM
I received a dx3 sandtrooper in the mail today, and it was completely sealed. I was hoping I had won the brick lottery, but no dice- probably came from a box that had owen, so the person knew the sandtrooper was a sandtrooper. Still, if it had been me, I would have double checked just in case...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: MikeT on August 30, 2011, 07:03 PM
Guess who arrived today?   8)

It's Hammer time! Wow, you got that pretty fast.

Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: tiny on August 30, 2011, 09:45 PM
I received a dx3 sandtrooper in the mail today, and it was completely sealed. I was hoping I had won the brick lottery, but no dice- probably came from a box that had owen, so the person knew the sandtrooper was a sandtrooper. Still, if it had been me, I would have double checked just in case...

That would have been the jackpot.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 30, 2011, 10:03 PM
Guess who arrived today?   8)

It's Hammer time! Wow, you got that pretty fast.

Yeah, they shipped pretty quick.  I'd swear the guy said he used EMS too, which I thought could potentially take a long time.  Pretty happy with the onejp service even if they do cost a little more.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 31, 2011, 07:38 AM
I actually picked up a second one of these from Japan Auctions.  I was hoping to trade it for an AT-ST Driver, but not sure if/when that would ever pan out.  I am going to try to win the one Ceedrus posted (Thank you sir!), so if anyone here is planning to bid on it, please send me a PM so that we're not just bidding each other up.

Anyway, that leaves me with a spare Hammerhead for sale.  If anyone wants him, I'm offering him for $375.  I'll cover shipping as well.  Send me a PM if you're interested...


Hey no problem good luck with the auction, hope you win it! seems like the bidding got heavy last night. When I posted it it had 2 bids now its up to seven.

UGHHH if i knew you had an extra hammer just 2 days earlier before I paniced and hit the buy button on ebay lol...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 31, 2011, 01:24 PM
I actually picked up a second one of these from Japan Auctions.  I was hoping to trade it for an AT-ST Driver, but not sure if/when that would ever pan out.  I am going to try to win the one Ceedrus posted (Thank you sir!), so if anyone here is planning to bid on it, please send me a PM so that we're not just bidding each other up.

Anyway, that leaves me with a spare Hammerhead for sale.  If anyone wants him, I'm offering him for $375.  I'll cover shipping as well.  Send me a PM if you're interested...


Hey no problem good luck with the auction, hope you win it! seems like the bidding got heavy last night. When I posted it it had 2 bids now its up to seven.

UGHHH if i knew you had an extra hammer just 2 days earlier before I paniced and hit the buy button on ebay lol...

Yeah, definitely moving up in price.  Did you end up buying the $400 one off Ebay?   :o
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on August 31, 2011, 02:52 PM
I actually picked up a second one of these from Japan Auctions.  I was hoping to trade it for an AT-ST Driver, but not sure if/when that would ever pan out.  I am going to try to win the one Ceedrus posted (Thank you sir!), so if anyone here is planning to bid on it, please send me a PM so that we're not just bidding each other up.

Anyway, that leaves me with a spare Hammerhead for sale.  If anyone wants him, I'm offering him for $375.  I'll cover shipping as well.  Send me a PM if you're interested...


Hey no problem good luck with the auction, hope you win it! seems like the bidding got heavy last night. When I posted it it had 2 bids now its up to seven.

UGHHH if i knew you had an extra hammer just 2 days earlier before I paniced and hit the buy button on ebay lol...

Yeah, definitely moving up in price.  Did you end up buying the $400 one off Ebay?   :o

sadly yes I'm that sucker lol  :-[  but now the set is complete and added up I paid less then what a full set is going on eBay for... yes that helps me sleep at night  ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on August 31, 2011, 08:13 PM
$400 isn't a bad price if it helps you sleep at night.  Its a lot for one little figure to be sure, but you could spend it in worse ways I suppose.   ;)

Think I'm going to have to put that spare Hammerhead up on Ebay.   :-\  Last call - let me know if anyone here wants him.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on September 5, 2011, 03:34 PM
Still no Owens...I thought he was going to be the easier of the two chases to come by...sigh...I'm not gonna hang around when DX4 comes along...I'm kicking myself for not buying a full set of DX3 when it first went up for $500...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on September 6, 2011, 12:41 PM
Not 24 hours after my last post bemoaning the scarcity of the Owen chase I have managed to locate one!!! It wasn't cheap but I was happy to pay a little extra to secure the figure and close the book on this wave. DX3 has been far and away the most frustrating wave to complete to date...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 6, 2011, 01:10 PM
Not 24 hours after my last post bemoaning the scarcity of the Owen chase I have managed to locate one!!! It wasn't cheap but I was happy to pay a little extra to secure the figure and close the book on this wave. DX3 has been far and away the most frustrating wave to complete to date...

Where oh where did you find him!?   ???
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on September 6, 2011, 04:03 PM
An eBay seller from Hong Kong I had bought Kubes from in the past found one for me in Japan. He's been looking for weeks and finally found one. He's my lucky charm...got me my AT-ST Driver last year! Delighted to finally have this one...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on September 7, 2011, 11:03 AM
look who showed up on ebay this morning:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Medicom-star-wars-kubrick-DX-3-Super-SP-figure-W-O-Part-/350490434398?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item519adb9b5e
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 7, 2011, 11:31 AM
look who showed up on ebay this morning:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Medicom-star-wars-kubrick-DX-3-Super-SP-figure-W-O-Part-/350490434398?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item519adb9b5e

Happy to see him, but not at that price.   :P
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on September 7, 2011, 11:51 AM
Yeah I'm glad I got him for the price I got him. If I divide what I paid for Owen and hammer head in half then its not so bad  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Symposium on September 7, 2011, 06:52 PM
Well the auction ended so maybe he had it on yahoo as well?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on September 7, 2011, 07:00 PM
And Owen is gone... Ended early by the seller.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 7, 2011, 11:50 PM
...or maybe he ended it early to work out a deal with someone here.

In possibly related news, I can finally cross Owen off my want list.   ;)

All totaled, the Dlx 3 set of 9 ended up costing me about $625.  UGH.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: ceedrus on September 8, 2011, 12:37 AM
...or maybe he ended it early to work out a deal with someone here.

In possibly related news, I can finally cross Owen off my want list.   ;)

All totaled, the Dlx 3 set of 9 ended up costing me about $625.  UGH.

well I guess Owen found a good home ..... where ever that may be ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jeff on September 9, 2011, 10:42 AM
All totaled, the Dlx 3 set of 9 ended up costing me about $625.  UGH.

Congrats on finishing it up, very cool.  Someday when the kids are all out of college (you know 22+ years from now  ::)) I'll be able to go back and finish off my DX sets. :P
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 9, 2011, 11:02 AM
All totaled, the Dlx 3 set of 9 ended up costing me about $625.  UGH.

Congrats on finishing it up, very cool.  Someday when the kids are all out of college (you know 22+ years from now  ::)) I'll be able to go back and finish off my DX sets. :P

Thanks.  I'm sure you will be able to find most of this stuff for a fraction of the price a year or two down the road.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: P-Siddy on September 9, 2011, 05:14 PM
Yeah, at someone's garage sale for 3 for $5.   :-\
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: evenflow on September 10, 2011, 12:32 PM
All totaled, the Dlx 3 set of 9 ended up costing me about $625.  UGH.

Congrats on finishing it up, very cool.  Someday when the kids are all out of college (you know 22+ years from now  ::)) I'll be able to go back and finish off my DX sets. :P

Hahaha I feel the same way except its when I finish my docotoral program. I am so far behind since i started back at it.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 10, 2011, 10:10 PM
Well, you've got have priorities in life.  I have a lot of great Kubes, but my kids haven't eaten since May...  ;)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Bobajode on September 12, 2011, 04:41 AM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140603214208?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649[url]

Looks like Hammerhead's going nowhere. Starting bid was the same price as the last one that sold. Maybe if we all resist the high prices they'll come down quicker  ;D
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 12, 2011, 09:17 AM
The previous one that sold went for $400 plus international shipping I think.  Would definitely be nice so prices come down vs. The AtSt Driver and even Owen going up.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 14, 2011, 10:36 PM
My spare Hammerhead is now spoken for.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Jonny on September 15, 2011, 04:30 PM
My DX3 Owen arrived today in perfect condition!!! Delighted to have this wave completed. Compared to Hammerhead he's a pretty boring figure though...Hopefully we will see the end of DX waves after DX4 and get back to 9 figure waves with $100-$125 chases!!!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 15, 2011, 06:40 PM
My DX3 Owen arrived today in perfect condition!!! Delighted to have this wave completed. Compared to Hammerhead he's a pretty boring figure though...Hopefully we will see the end of DX waves after DX4 and get back to 9 figure waves with $100-$125 chases!!!

Congrats Jonny!  Bet it feels good to have the full set!
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 19, 2011, 02:18 PM
Good News: Another Hammerhead on Ebay
Bad News: $400 again. 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kubrick-Star-Wars-DX-Series-3-Secret-Chase-Hammerhead-/380370464008?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item588fd8ad08
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Bobajode on September 19, 2011, 02:44 PM
And no International Shipping  :(
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 19, 2011, 03:11 PM
And no International Shipping  :(

What country are you in?  I could buy it on Ebay and send to you if you're honestly interested in it...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Bobajode on September 19, 2011, 05:16 PM
And no International Shipping  :(

What country are you in?  I could buy it on Ebay and send to you if you're honestly interested in it...
Thanks for the offer, much appreciated but I should've added I couldn't afford the figure not just the shipping!!! ;D :-[
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on September 19, 2011, 10:53 PM
No problemo.

Owen arrived in the mail today - WOOHOO!  I wasn't all that excited about him at first, but I like him more after getting a close up look.   The tunic is pretty well detailed and even has a little hoodie jutting out in the back.  I like the face detail on him as well.  He's a distant second to Hammerhead in this wave, but still a nice addition to the wave.
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on September 24, 2011, 09:30 AM
Thanks to Justin's overzealous brick addiction, I am the happy owner of hammerhead.  ;D

Thanks Justin!

Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on January 19, 2012, 02:00 PM
If anyone is still looking for old Hammerhead or Owen and has crazy money to spend), each are up on Ebay U.S. right now From this guy... (http://www.ebay.com/sch/kubrick-love/m.html?hash=item3370ca6298&item=220935643800&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&_trksid=p4340.l2562)
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Scott on December 9, 2012, 10:04 PM
Against my better judgement (maybe it was the giddiness of the Vikes beating Bears) I just bought Series 3 and 4,   I really only want Owen and Hammerhead for the chases but don't see any on eBay.  Seems like series 3 is a little more rare than 4 in general.  I hate that Hammerhead was a chase
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on December 10, 2012, 12:47 AM
Against my better judgement (maybe it was the giddiness of the Vikes beating Bears) I just bought Series 3 and 4,   I really only want Owen and Hammerhead for the chases but don't see any on eBay.  Seems like series 3 is a little more rare than 4 in general.  I hate that Hammerhead was a chase


Do you mean you bought ALL of S3 and S4?  How much did you drop on those?
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Scott on December 10, 2012, 08:01 AM
No, just the regular releases.  The DX4 chases are on there now but none of the DX3 ones
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: JediJman on December 10, 2012, 02:27 PM
Well, the knock-off Lograys for $33 look pretty nice.  Wouldn't surprise me to start finding knock-off AT-ST Drivers and Hammerheads someday.  There's always the possibility of rereleases as well...
Title: Re: Deluxe Series 3 - Tatooine
Post by: Dan on August 16, 2013, 04:14 PM
Hammerhead on the bay for BIN of $400 or bid start at 299-

could be worse....