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Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 23, 2005, 11:24 AM
(http://www.munkyking.com/e-store/media/prod_full/tarwars_kubrick05.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: scaryandy on June 23, 2005, 11:28 AM
Slave girl Leia  . . . whoda thought it!

No Han Solo this time though!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 23, 2005, 11:38 AM
This one pretty much knocks off the main guys I want to see...outside of the ERG they have pretty much covered all of the major ones

Series 3 (Return of the Jedi)

Emperor
Emperor's Royal Guard
C-3PO
Stormtrooper
Darth Vader (no helmet variant)
Jedi Luke Skywalker
Slave Leia (Chase)


(removed Prequel Series Guesses)

Series 7 (ANH Redux)

Tarkin
X-Wing Luke (Chase helmets)
Jawa
R5-D4
TIE Pilot
Hammerhead
Walrusman (Chase)

Series 8 (ESB Redux)

Yoda
Lando Calrissian
Hoth Han
Snowtrooper
Bespin Leia
Bepsin Luke (bloody variant)
Lobot (Chase)

Series 9 (ROTJ Redux)

Bib Fortuna
Gamorrean Guard
Skiff Lando
Luke Palace
Boussh (Helmetless variant)
Ewok or 2
Admiral Ackbar (Chase)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on June 23, 2005, 11:39 AM
(http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/nl/n/bigp/np4.jpg)

 :o

Way back in December, I posted a "wish" list for series 4:

Wave 4: Return of the Jedi
1.  Darth Vader (3:12)
2.  Yoda (3:12)
3.  Slave Leia (3:12)
4.  The Emperor (1:12)
5.  Jedi Luke (1:12)
6.  Stormtrooper (1:12)

I can't believe that I am getting 3 from my wish list in Series 4 and the other 3 from my wish list in Series 5!   :o

I love Medicom!   :-*

I'll go ahead and guess a Boushh Chase for Leia and a Blue Snag chase too!   ;D

Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 23, 2005, 11:47 AM
Vintage Line:

STAR WARS
Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)
Chewbacca
Luke Skywalker
Princess Leia Organa
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi
Darth Vader
Han Solo
See-Threepio (C-3PO)
Stormtrooper / Imperial Stormtrooper

Death Squad Commander / Star Destroyer Commander
Jawa
Sand People / Sandpeople / Tusken Raider (Sand People)
Greedo

Hammerhead
Snaggletooth
Walrus Man
Arfive-Defour (R5-D4)
Death Star Droid
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) / Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Fighter Pilot)
Power Droid
Boba Fett
 
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Bossk (Bounty Hunter)
Bespin Security Guard (I)
FX-7 (Medical Droid)
Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) / Han Solo (Hoth Battle Gear)
IG-88 (Bounty Hunter)

Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)
Lando Calrissian
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

Leia Organa (Bespin Gown) / Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)
Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)
Yoda / Yoda The Jedi Master
Dengar
Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) / Han Solo (Cloud City Outfit)

Lobot / Lobot (Lando's Aid)
Ugnaught
AT-AT Driver
Leia / Leia Organa / Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit)
Imperial Commander
Rebel Commander
2-1B/ Two-Onebee (2-1B)/ Too-Onebee (2-1B) 
AT-AT Commander/ General Veers
Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear) / Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)
Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (With Sensorscope) / R2-D2 (With Periscope)
Bespin Security Guard (II)
Cloud Car Pilot / (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot
4-LOM
See-Threepio (C-3PO) With Removable limbs
Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot
Zuckuss
 
RETURN OF THE JEDI 
Admiral Ackbar
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)
Nien Nunb
Bib Fortuna
Biker Scout
Chief Chirpa
Emperor's Royal Guard
Gamorrean Guard
General Madine
Klaatu
Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)
Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) / Boushh
Rebel Commando
Ree-Yees
Squid Head
Weequay
8D8
Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit) / Klaatu (Skiff Guard Outfit)
Nikto
Droopy McCool
Max Rebo
Sy Snootles 

The Emperor
AT-ST Driver
B-Wing Pilot
Han Solo (In Trench Coat)
Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho)
Pruneface
Rancor Keeper
Teebo
Wicket W. Warrick
Lumat
Paploo
 
POWER OF THE FORCE
Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) With Pop Up Lightsaber 
A-Wing Pilot
Han Solo (In Carbonite Chamber)
Imperial Dignitary
Imperial Gunner
Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit) 
Anakin Skywalker
Amanaman
Barada
EV-9D9 
Lando Calrissian (General Pilot)
Luke Skywalker (In Battle Poncho) 
Romba
Warok
Yak Face

STAR WARS
Death Squad Commander
Hammerhead
Walrus Man
Death Star Droid
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
Power Droid
 
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
Bespin Security Guard (I)
FX-7 (Medical Droid)
Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)
Princess Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)
Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)
Lobot
Ugnaught
Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit)
Imperial Commander
Rebel Commander
2-1B
AT-AT Commander
Luke Skywalker (Hoth Battle Gear)
Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (With Sensorscope)
Bespin Security Guard (II)
Cloud Car Pilot
See-Threepio (C-3PO) With Removable limbs
Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot

 
RETURN OF THE JEDI 
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)
Bib Fortuna
Biker Scout
Chief Chirpa
Emperor's Royal Guard
Gamorrean Guard
General Madine
Klaatu
Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise) / Boushh
Rebel Commando
Ree-Yees
Squid Head
Weequay
8D8
Klaatu (In Skiff Guard Outfit)
Nikto
AT-ST Driver
B-Wing Pilot
Han Solo (In Trench Coat)
Pruneface
Rancor Keeper
Teebo
Lumat
 
POWER OF THE FORCE
Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) With Pop Up Lightsaber 
A-Wing Pilot
Imperial Dignitary
Luke Skywalker (Imperial Stormtrooper Outfit) 
Anakin Skywalker
Amanaman
Barada
EV-9D9 
Lando Calrissian (General Pilot)
Romba
Warok
Yak Face

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 23, 2005, 11:54 AM
Hot damn!  :o    :o    :o   :o

I gotta have this set!   8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 23, 2005, 12:06 PM
I'll go ahead and guess a Boushh Chase for Leia and a Blue Snag chase too!   ;D



Absolutely a blue snag chase, no doubt about it. 8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on June 23, 2005, 12:13 PM
Real nice set!  This line keeps getting better and better.

I'll throw out a Hologram Luke as a possible chase.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on June 23, 2005, 12:15 PM
Awesome!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 23, 2005, 12:20 PM
Oh man, me Visa is going to cry out as Series 4 and Series 5 are only 3 months apart!  :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 23, 2005, 12:55 PM
Oh man, me Visa is going to cry out as Series 4 and Series 5 are only 3 months apart!  :o

I hear ya!
But damn, they look great! Y O D A !!!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 23, 2005, 01:29 PM
I can't believe that I am getting 3 from my wish list in Series 4 and the other 3 from my wish list in Series 5!   :o

I love Medicom!   :-*

You're secret's out Jeff.  You work for Medicom, don't you?  Perhaps you could start a QnA where you mention them everytime?   ;)

I'll go ahead and guess a Boushh Chase for Leia and a Blue Snag chase too!   ;D

Sweet.   8)

(On a side note: How is it that Medicom, a foreign company, has a better understanding of the vintage Kenner line, than Hasbro, the company that bought them out?)

That's it, I can't fight this anymore.  As of today, I'm officially collecting Kubricks.   :o

HLJ.com, here I come!



Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on June 23, 2005, 01:32 PM
I'm having Kubrick overload right now.  Yoda, Jedi Luke, Slave Leia, it's too much to take in.  As much as I love this line I hope two series per year doesn't become the standard.  Bring on the release of series 4.  
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 23, 2005, 01:38 PM

HLJ.com, here I come!


Note to Jesse's daughter: Kiss your RESP goodbye :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 23, 2005, 01:38 PM

That's it, I can't fight this anymore.  As of today, I'm officially collecting Kubricks.   :o

HLJ.com, here I come!

Welcome to the Dark Side.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 23, 2005, 01:40 PM
HLJ.com, here I come!

Have fun, there not up yet but keep an eye out.   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 23, 2005, 01:42 PM

HLJ.com, here I come!


Note to Jesse's daughter: Kiss your RESP goodbye :-*

Daughter?  What daughter?    ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 23, 2005, 01:53 PM
OK, with Series 5 coming out it looks like I'm back to ordering another Master Case. I think the other 2 boxes will be spoken for and Matt Brand, are you in?  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on June 23, 2005, 02:15 PM
Damn, I've been absent from this thread for a while!  Crazy to see Series 5 get announced (and shown) before Series 4 has even been released yet...  But fine by me!  Another stellar lineup, for sure.

Yoda - Wow, doesn't even look like a Kubrick.  Incredible.
Jedi Luke - Eh, kinda boring (but necessary).  Looks like just a black figure with little to no detail on it...
Slave Leia - 'Nuff said.
Ackbar - Brilliant.
Gunner - Very cool.
Red Snag - Nice, but I could go for him to be just a tad shorter.  I'll live though.

Chase pieces - The blue Snag is an absolute no-brainer, as a few have already said.  Boussh would be a solid choice, but my feeling on that one is that it's too "main" of a character to limit to a chase piece.  Holo Luke, like Mikey said, would make some sense too, and seems possible after the Obi-Wan treatment we already got.  Maybe even a Calamari Colonel as well...

Good stuff though.  Now I just have to go nab those 2 stupid Chases from the last series...  :-\

Scott / Jeff,

Great job on the article.  I really like how you guys focus on the postive of this line and do not get opinionated in your piece.

That's pretty easy, since I don't think there's been a single thing to ever gripe about when it comes to the Kubrick line, aside from maybe the $$$ carded Fett and Sandtrooper, and the odd inclusion of Bodonaweido in the Max Rebo boxset.  Other than that - pure perfection!  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Brian on June 23, 2005, 02:43 PM
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That's it, I can't fight this anymore.  As of today, I'm officially collecting Kubricks.

This was my thought too after seeing this latest wave.  Unfortunately, I'm concerned that I'm just too far behind at this point to catch up...and I'm not sure I can afford to anyways.  I'm sure as heck figuring out if I can though :).  The last two series (4 and 5) have made it so much more difficult to stay away, and the overall nods to the vintage line just make the whole line so outstanding.  If there was an easier way to collect them (I just can't afford...or talk the Mrs. into...buying a whole case myself), I'd be all over them, that is for sure.  Either way, great news for everyone who can get them...these series look oustanding.  I like Scott's breakdown of what has been done from the vintage line, that just shows how Medicom knows what they are doing with these little buggers.  Great stuff.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on June 23, 2005, 02:55 PM
This was my thought too after seeing this latest wave.  Unfortunately, I'm concerned that I'm just too far behind at this point to catch up...and I'm not sure I can afford to anyways.  I'm sure as heck figuring out if I can though :). 

Series 2 - Mos Eisley:
Set of 6 - $60.00 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5983356699&rd=1)

Series 3 - Ewoks and more:
Set of 6 - $48.88 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1345&item=5946840783&rd=1)
Set of 7 - $62.88 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1345&item=5948652977&rd=1)
Full box - $69.99 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1345&item=5983591537&rd=1)

Enough to get you started... plenty of other good (cheap) things on eBay now.  ;)

Jeff

ps.
I too will be ordering Master Cases when the time comes for Series 4 and 5.  I think JV08 is the only interested party in pairing up so far, still room for one or two more folks (hint hint Brian :)).
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on June 23, 2005, 03:05 PM
OK, with Series 5 coming out it looks like I'm back to ordering another Master Case. I think the other 2 boxes will be spoken for and Matt Brand, are you in?  :)

You know it!!!!!!  Thanks.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 23, 2005, 03:07 PM
I have a Master Case ordered as well but I'm thinking of dropping that in leiu of picking up a full set w/ chases like I did before.  That usually runs around $200-$220 instead of the $300 and hassle of selling sets

My top 10 wishlist...

Hammerhead
Walrus Man
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
FX-7
Snowtrooper
Lobot
Biker Scout
Emperor's Royal Guard
Gamorrean Guard
Grand Moff Tarkin
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 23, 2005, 03:15 PM
OK, with Series 5 coming out it looks like I'm back to ordering another Master Case. I think the other 2 boxes will be spoken for and Matt Brand, are you in?  :)

You know it!!!!!!  Thanks.  :)

It is written, it shall be done.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on June 23, 2005, 03:20 PM
My new top 10 wishlist:

Hammerhead
Walrus Man
Snowtrooper
Biker Scout
Emperor's Royal Guard
TIE Fighter Pilot
Grand Moff Tarkin
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
Gamorrean Guard
Bib Fortuna

 :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 23, 2005, 03:21 PM
I'm concerned that I'm just too far behind at this point to catch up.

I know how you feel!  At this point, I'll start with Series 4 and 5, then maybe work my way backwards to the other series.  Like Jeff posted, the common Kubricks seem to be somewhat affordable.

"The boy is reckless..." - Yoda   ;)

Title: Series 5
Post by: Brian on June 23, 2005, 03:29 PM
That might be the way to go, start with the newer series and work back later on.  At least I wouldn't be the only one ;).  Now to see if I can find the funds and talk the Mrs. into "another line" :P.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 23, 2005, 03:29 PM
I need to take a picture of my figure cases tonight to show ya'll my current set up...its pretty neat :-* :-* :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 23, 2005, 03:39 PM
I need to take a picture of my figure cases tonight to show ya'll my current set up...its pretty neat :-* :-* :P

Bring it on, Scott!

At least I wouldn't be the only one ;).

I'll be there for you Brian.  (I feel like I'm at an AA meeting)   ;)


OK, figured out my top 10:

Hammerhead
Walrus Man
Snowtrooper
Biker Scout
Bib Fortuna
Emperor's Royal Guard
Gamorrean Guard
Rancor Keeper
Anakin Skywalker
Yak Face - naturally, it should be a Canadian release only.   :-*

If it was a top 13, I'd include FX-7, Ugnaught, and Tarkin.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 23, 2005, 03:46 PM
Red Emperor's Royal Guard with a Blue chaser.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on June 23, 2005, 03:54 PM
I have a Master Case ordered as well but I'm thinking of dropping that in leiu of picking up a full set w/ chases like I did before.  That usually runs around $200-$220 instead of the $300 and hassle of selling sets


That's what I'm thinking about doing.  After the trouble I had of catching up, I figure this is the easiest (and most likely, least expensive) way to go.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 23, 2005, 04:08 PM
My new top 10 wishlist:

Hammerhead
Walrus Man
Snowtrooper
Biker Scout
Emperor's Royal Guard
TIE Fighter Pilot
Grand Moff Tarkin
Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
Gamorrean Guard
Bib Fortuna

 :)


This is pretty much my top 10 as well!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 23, 2005, 04:18 PM
I have a Master Case ordered as well but I'm thinking of dropping that in leiu of picking up a full set w/ chases like I did before.  That usually runs around $200-$220 instead of the $300 and hassle of selling sets


That's what I'm thinking about doing.  After the trouble I had of catching up, I figure this is the easiest (and most likely, least expensive) way to go.

Thats not a bad way to go. If I were just buying for me, I would do that.
But my buddies and I like to order the master case, get a case of beer
and make a night of it. Last time I got the chase, so I`m out for this
chase  :-[

Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on June 23, 2005, 05:25 PM
Man that is awesome. Yoda looks incredible. I cant believe we got a look of series 5 before we even got series 4 in our hands. Just fantastic. Blue Snagg i hope and think is a definate for a chase figure.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 23, 2005, 05:33 PM
I have a Master Case ordered as well but I'm thinking of dropping that in leiu of picking up a full set w/ chases like I did before.  That usually runs around $200-$220 instead of the $300 and hassle of selling sets


This is my plan with both four and five.  I'll just watch for it, bite the bullet and be done. 

I think HLJ is not filled with fools.  I think they know which boxes to ship out as single boxes of 12 and which to retain otherwise.  Much as the folks here have a really good notion of how the box arrangement in the master case is set up.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on June 23, 2005, 06:18 PM
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I think HLJ is not filled with fools.  I think they know which boxes to ship out as single boxes of 12 and which to retain otherwise.

I purchased 1 box of 12 from HLJ and I pulled a VC Jawa.  I don't think HLJ goes through master cases and sift out the one with chases.  That would not be good karma.

I'm trying my luck again as I order  a single box of 12.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 23, 2005, 06:21 PM
Well I'm more than pleased to be shown wrong on that point.  I think that's a spectacular piece of business for HLJ to be doing things that way. 

Thanks for pointing out my error, I guess it's just been my bad luck with boxes from them. :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 23, 2005, 07:17 PM
Here are my predictions/thoughts-

Yoda- 1/12 (He's way too big)
Jedi Luke- 3/12- Chase Holo, Dagobah, or caped (We should be getting the cape anyway!)
Slave Leia- 1/12 (What's with her boobs?)
Admiral Ackbar- 1/12
Death Star Gunner- 2/12- Chase Death Star Commander (only one from the original 12-back missing) or Tie Fighter Pilot
Snaggletooth- 2/12- Chase Blue Snaggletooth (Seems we all agree on this one)

I definitely sense the Jabba boxed set coming.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 23, 2005, 07:40 PM
Here are my predictions/thoughts-

Yoda- 1/12 (He's way too big)
Jedi Luke- 3/12- Chase Holo, Dagobah, or caped (We should be getting the cape anyway!)
Slave Leia- 1/12 (What's with her boobs?)
Admiral Ackbar- 1/12
Death Star Gunner- 2/12- Chase Death Star Commander (only one from the original 12-back missing) or Tie Fighter Pilot
Snaggletooth- 2/12- Chase Blue Snaggletooth (Seems we all agree on this one)

I definitely sense the Jabba boxed set coming.

If they make her boobs too big, she will fall over. Her hair isn`t big enough to
counter weigh them I think.
The Kubrick Jean Grey has a big rack, but huge hair to keep her balanced.
I took her hair off (yeah, I play with them some when I get them, so what!  :P )
when I got her and she fell right over. I also put her boobs on Daredevil (don`t ask) and he could hardly stand  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 23, 2005, 08:02 PM
I think we should mail Medicom and demand a better rack!  She's not 80 years old.  She had a tight little body back in '82.  Let's do it for Carrie Fisher!  I'm sure Medicom can fix it.  Those must be protos. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: jadesfire on June 23, 2005, 08:43 PM
HAHAHAHA....oh, that Slave Leia figure just cracks me up!!  The rest are very cool and I'm bummed I never jumped in to this line in the beginning.  I was wondering if anyone has acquired all the chase figures?  Is Ebay the best way to go for these or do you just buy a cases??
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on June 23, 2005, 08:53 PM
I too ordered a box of series 4 from HLJ and plan on doing the same for series 5.  This is great news to release in Fall or Winter. 

The wait for series 4 has been hard.  BTW, any hard and fast dates on the release of 4?

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 23, 2005, 09:19 PM
HAHAHAHA....oh, that Slave Leia figure just cracks me up!!  The rest are very cool and I'm bummed I never jumped in to this line in the beginning.  I was wondering if anyone has acquired all the chase figures?  Is Ebay the best way to go for these or do you just buy a cases??
I don't have the two variant Fetts but do have the rest
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 23, 2005, 09:19 PM
I too ordered a box of series 4 from HLJ and plan on doing the same for series 5.  This is great news to release in Fall or Winter. 

The wait for series 4 has been hard.  BTW, any hard and fast dates on the release of 4?

DBK
I believe I have heard July 2nd
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 23, 2005, 09:25 PM
I too ordered a box of series 4 from HLJ and plan on doing the same for series 5.  This is great news to release in Fall or Winter. 

The wait for series 4 has been hard.  BTW, any hard and fast dates on the release of 4?

DBK
I believe I have heard July 2nd

Yep, the place where I ordered them from said they will ship to them on 2nd-5th sometime. Same with RAH Vader in case anyone has that on order.

Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on June 23, 2005, 10:13 PM
Scott / Adam:

Thanks!  9 days and counting...

Matt
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 23, 2005, 11:29 PM
HAHAHAHA....oh, that Slave Leia figure just cracks me up!!  The rest are very cool and I'm bummed I never jumped in to this line in the beginning.  I was wondering if anyone has acquired all the chase figures?  Is Ebay the best way to go for these or do you just buy a cases??
I don't have the two variant Fetts but do have the rest

Do you have the black pauldron stormtrooper?

I'm pretty far along with this stuff, but have a number of holes:
Rebo set - price has to drop, right?
Droids R2 - thanks Andy >:(
Holo Leia - just a matter of time
Blond Luke - maybe, maybe not
chase Fetts - if they ever drop in price I'd love to have them
black pauldron stormie - nope, not really interested.  Might cheat and paint one :P
Whatever the chase Ewok is - I guess if I ever have that as the only hole
That's it, isn't it?  Mine are all loose.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on June 24, 2005, 12:46 AM
I'm only missing Boba Fett and Sandtrooper carded. :'( I have the rest, including the chase figures. I'm ready for waves 4 and 5! ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on June 24, 2005, 12:54 AM
HAHAHAHA....oh, that Slave Leia figure just cracks me up!!  The rest are very cool and I'm bummed I never jumped in to this line in the beginning.  I was wondering if anyone has acquired all the chase figures?  Is Ebay the best way to go for these or do you just buy a cases??

Dale's got EVERYTHING, including the $300 - $400 carded Boba Fett and Sandtrooper, which is what many of the rest of us are lacking...  Simon's all caught up with everything too, I think.  Daniel (evenflow) might be as well...

Ebay's a good place to hit Beth, there's definitely some good deals out there on the regular basic figures to get you started.  You too Jesse and Brian.  But those chase figures will always run you a good $50 - $100, unfortunately.  But these suckers are all well worth it, and are definitely some of our absolute favorite Star Wars collectibles...  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 24, 2005, 01:07 AM
I'm all caught up too.  400% Fett is arriving tomorrow.  My case of Series 4 is already on order too. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 24, 2005, 04:52 AM
I'm all caught up too.  400% Fett is arriving tomorrow.  My case of Series 4 is already on order too. 

Congrats on the Fett! eBay?
I want one soooo bad, but I can`t afford it just yet  :-[
Title: Series 5
Post by: Illford_Brimley on June 24, 2005, 05:27 AM
Just curious what people think about buying rare figures without their accessories...

I recently found a Boba Fett with the red gauntlets for 8 bucks at a local store here in Japan... But no gun!

What do you people think... I have a hard time bringing myself to do it, but I can't bring myself to pay alot for single figures...

Anybody got guns for that figure they could hook me up with?

Peace...
Illford
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 24, 2005, 09:23 AM
The gun only came with the Red Gauntlets and the Droids version, might be best to get a cheap Droid Boba to get the weapon. Still a great price for a chase with no weapon.

Looks like there could be 3 or 4 of us caught up on the the Kuby's.   8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2005, 09:52 AM
I'd pay $8 for the red gauntlet Fett without a gun :o  What a great price.  Droids Fett should run about $50 or so.  That's about what mine cost and should be at the post office today ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on June 24, 2005, 11:28 AM
Just curious what people think about buying rare figures without their accessories...

I recently found a Boba Fett with the red gauntlets for 8 bucks at a local store here in Japan... But no gun!

What do you people think... I have a hard time bringing myself to do it, but I can't bring myself to pay alot for single figures...

Anybody got guns for that figure they could hook me up with?

Peace...
Illford

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5982829592&rd=1&ssPageName=WD1V

is this u're refering to?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on June 24, 2005, 11:47 AM
Just curious what people think about buying rare figures without their accessories...

I recently found a Boba Fett with the red gauntlets for 8 bucks at a local store here in Japan... But no gun!

What do you people think... I have a hard time bringing myself to do it, but I can't bring myself to pay alot for single figures...

Anybody got guns for that figure they could hook me up with?

Peace...
Illford

Personally I'b be a bit wary if it were only $8 without a gun. Could be a fake. Examine it carefully before deciding. With gun with that one only came with that figure and the Droids Fett. I guess you could open a Droids Fett to get the gun. It might be worth it.

The chases for Series 5 could also be a Jedi Like with blue saber and Yoda with an orange snake. But I think the Blue Sang is a definite.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2005, 12:25 PM
Has the picture from a couple of pages back disappeared for anyone else?  I'm only getting a red x and our server is shiite today, so it might just be me.  If not, did anyone save it?  I wanted to sneak a peak at the details again after Simons comments.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on June 24, 2005, 12:27 PM
Not there for moi.  Still on the front page though.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 24, 2005, 12:35 PM
I just went to the Medicom site, it's down so that will be the problem.

You can use mine.  ;)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Series%205%20SW.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2005, 01:10 PM
Thanks Dale, always nice to know when you're not insane. 

It's too bad Yoda does not appear to come with a snake.  The orange snake with a regular Yoda would have been great as an accessory and then Simon's suggestion of a brown snake chase would have been a lot of fun.  Anyone know anyone there?  Maybe they can add it to the production.  I suppose they could do a subtle change in the cane too.   ::)

I like the suggestion of the blue saber for Luke as well, that's a nice choice along the line of the different instrument for the Cantina band member. 

And speaking of the band member, that's actually a hole in my collection - I only have the regular instrument from the HLJ shipments.  Anyone have a spare?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on June 24, 2005, 01:28 PM
You can use mine.  ;)

Mine is bigger:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/6-05/kubseries5.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 24, 2005, 01:28 PM
This one Brent?

(http://www.jedidefender.com/content/anhkubricks2/cantinafrontchasesm.jpg)

Legends has him but not actually sure if it will be him. Best to e-mail then and find out. $15.99.  SW Kubrick S2 - Cantina member (http://www.legendsactionfigures.com/en/products.php?prd=131303070&cat=1621916350)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 24, 2005, 01:29 PM
Mine is bigger:

 ;)

 :-X
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2005, 01:32 PM
This one Brent?

(http://www.jedidefender.com/content/anhkubricks2/cantinafrontchasesm.jpg)

Legends has him but not actually sure if it will be him. Best to e-mail then and find out. $15.99.  SW Kubrick S2 - Cantina member (http://www.legendsactionfigures.com/en/products.php?prd=131303070&cat=1621916350)

Yup, that one. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 24, 2005, 01:39 PM
Crap! I checked out BBTS and there sold out. Thats were I got mine and they had him for $2.99.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on June 24, 2005, 02:10 PM
That's the alternate Band member?  I thought the stand up instrument was.

Why's everyone saying a blue lightsaber for Luke as a chase?.  He never used a blue one in that outfit.  ???
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 24, 2005, 02:28 PM
Let's start a new thread.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on June 24, 2005, 02:35 PM
Why's everyone saying a blue lightsaber for Luke as a chase?.  He never used a blue one in that outfit.  ???

Because the vintage Jedi Luke shipped with both a BLUE and GREEN saber and Medicom LOVES the Vintage Line and quirky things like that.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on June 24, 2005, 02:42 PM
Ah.  That makes sense.  If that happens, I won't bother with the chase.  I don't need two Jedi Lukes where the only difference is a color change on his lightsaber.  This isn't like alternate versions of the Band member and Sandtrooper, two different "people" IMO.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on June 24, 2005, 02:44 PM
I don't need two Jedi Lukes where the only difference is a color change on his lightsaber.

I hear you, I am far more interested in the Chase figures that are "unique" figures than the simple variants.  I love the chases to be like Logray, Carbonite Sickness Han, and Indy instead of just color/accessory variants like the Jawa, Sandtrooper, and Cantina Band.

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 24, 2005, 03:20 PM
I don't need two Jedi Lukes where the only difference is a color change on his lightsaber.

I hear you, I am far more interested in the Chase figures that are "unique" figures than the simple variants.  I love the chases to be like Logray, Carbonite Sickness Han, and Indy instead of just color/accessory variants like the Jawa, Sandtrooper, and Cantina Band.

Jeff

I agree, if the saber is just a different color, I won`t go out of my way to get it.
Maybe if they gave him a robe & the saber...
I did like the VC Jawa, mostly cause I pulled one  ;D , and the different Sandies
were kinda neat, and not expensive to get.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2005, 04:03 PM
Logray sucks. ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on June 24, 2005, 04:09 PM
Logray sucks. ;D

What is your opinion on Paploo and Wicket?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 24, 2005, 04:11 PM
Logray sucks. ;D

Ewok hater.  :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2005, 05:01 PM
Logray sucks. ;D

What is your opinion on Paploo and Wicket?

Same, they all suck.  It caused me great pain to fill out my vintage collection with them. 

On the brighter, non-furry side of things, my loose Droids Fett arrived today and he's in very nice condition (and he has his gun :P)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on June 24, 2005, 07:13 PM
Jeff and Mikey - you guys are both using the same display cases, right?  Remind me what they cost again, and where you find 'em please...  (forgive me, I don't wanna go searching for it).  Mikey, did you screw yours into the wall?  Looks like it.  No problems with that (plastic cracking)?

Let's start a new thread.

I thought about doing that with the Series 5 pix, Tony, but we usually go to about 50 pages per thread, and then start over, so we've still got a ways to go...  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on June 24, 2005, 10:21 PM
Jeff and Mikey - you guys are both using the same display cases, right?  Remind me what they cost again, and where you find 'em please... 

Johnny Lightning Storage Cases, $6.99 each (http://www.playingmantis.com/jl/estore_details.php?estoreid=284)

(http://www.playingmantis.com/pics/estoreimages/jl_estorelargeimage_284.jpg)

I haven't seen them at TRU or Target lately, but I haven't really looked lately either.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on June 25, 2005, 06:45 AM
Mikey, did you screw yours into the wall?  Looks like it.  No problems with that (plastic cracking)?


There's already holes in them for the screws (that come with it, along with drywall anchors so you don't have to find a stud)
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on June 25, 2005, 07:05 AM
Nice thought Simon about Luke, it didnt even cross my mind. I hope they do one with a blue saber as they have done with the Cantina band member. I dont want it to be an actual chase figure, but you guys know what i mean. That would be another awesome nod to the vintage line.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on June 25, 2005, 12:03 PM
The blue saber would make sense.  That could be the minor chase, and the major chase could be the Blue Snag.  Two nods to the vintage line in one series.  :D
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on June 25, 2005, 12:54 PM
Johnny Lightning Storage Cases, $6.99 each (http://www.playingmantis.com/jl/estore_details.php?estoreid=284)

(http://www.playingmantis.com/pics/estoreimages/jl_estorelargeimage_284.jpg)

So were the only couple spacial problems with the Kubricks fitting in those the Carbonite Han and the Gaffi stick of the Tusken Raider?  Is IG-88 standing up straight?  Looks like it...

I just hate committing to a specific type of display case before a line has run it's course.  Often, a display item (like the clear acrylic 3-teired stands at Bed, Bath & Beyond) winds up being canceled before one gets a chance to finish displaying all the new (and upcoming) product on it, and I can't stand inconsistent displays mixing and matching a couple different methods.  Decisions, decisions...  Argh.

Yours look great though, guys.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 25, 2005, 03:50 PM
Nice set up Jeff!

Here is how I did it...

First...my vintage figures

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/DSC04239.jpg)

Second...my modern/Kubrick figures (CLICKY FOR BIGGER PIC)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/DSC04263.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/DSC04263.JPG)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 25, 2005, 04:09 PM
Nice set up Jeff!

Here is how I did it...



That looks really cool! Where did you get those cases from?
I have been thinking of redoing some of my SW room to make more space
and do something to avoid D U S T.
How big are they, approx?

Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 25, 2005, 09:52 PM
Thanks Adam

They were made by a company that went out of business I believe and sold through the YoJoe site 2 to 3 years ago.  My wife and parents got me one of each for my birthday in 2002 I believe.

Ahhh...here is the old story I had done on them

Display Cases (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1037891671,6417,)

None of the links work anymore.  I'm trying to figure out what the company was that actually made them.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 25, 2005, 10:03 PM
Those are really nice display cases Scott, I like the hinged front doors on them.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on June 25, 2005, 10:17 PM
OK, with Series 5 coming out it looks like I'm back to ordering another Master Case. I think the other 2 boxes will be spoken for and Matt Brand, are you in?  :)

You know it!!!!!!  Thanks.  :)

It is written, it shall be done.  ;)

Yay!  Thanks again Dale.

Nice collection photos Scott!  I just went to Ikea today to shop for kitchen stuff, and found a great cabinet that I am going to get to hold all my vintage SW and all my Kubricks.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 29, 2005, 01:40 PM
First post I have seen claiming to have the new series on hand:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5984659292&rd=1

Maybe we will know chase figures soon!

Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on June 29, 2005, 01:44 PM
Hey all, I just wanted to let everyone know I am selling all of my non-Star Wars Kubrick's.  I know many of you collect other Kubrick's than Star Wars.  Please head over to Kubrickworld to see my list if interested.  I'm minifig over there.  Probably a bad time to sell with the release of series 4 & 5 upon us.   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 29, 2005, 01:46 PM
First post I have seen claiming to have the new series on hand:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5984659292&rd=1

Maybe we will know chase figures soon!

Quote
Released on the 29 JUN, 2005 at japan medicom toy exhibition 2005
* The actual release date on 9 July, this stock buy from medicom exhibition only

Seems to be a Medicom Toy Show there today. He mentions the actual release date is July 9th which puts it for the release date of ROTS in Japan.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 29, 2005, 05:01 PM
Holy ****!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=36553&item=5984687056&rd=1
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on June 29, 2005, 05:21 PM
Holy ****!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=36553&item=5984687056&rd=1

I concur.  :'( It looks like I won't be completing my Carded Kubricks.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 29, 2005, 05:25 PM
Price will come down.  It always does.  I like the new card design.  More vintage looking.  So does this mean Vader will be 4:12 per case?  I think so. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 29, 2005, 05:49 PM
Egads...I'm soooo tempted at buying that.  What a beautiful piece
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 29, 2005, 05:56 PM
$380!   :o

Yowza, I guess I'd better start with the regular Kubricks before I start tackling those carded bad boys.

The vintage card style is great!  But is the figure different than the regular Series 4 version?
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on June 29, 2005, 06:05 PM
%&#@*$.  :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on June 29, 2005, 06:37 PM
Thats cool, but i like the old cards better. Regardless that is way too much money. I guess add that to the list, i doubt i will ever get the Sandtrooper and this Vader.  :-[
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on June 29, 2005, 07:49 PM
Holy ****!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=36553&item=5984687056&rd=1


Wow. I do not like that cardback... :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 29, 2005, 08:16 PM
I agree and take back what I said earlier.  The old cardbacks are better.  This one looks like it's homemade (I should know   ;) ).  Unfotunately, we have to buy it though.  Of course, for those of you who don't want to shell out the cash, I will offer a much cheaper version which looks just as good and will use the old cardback style  (had to plug myself, couldn't resist  ;D ) . 

Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on June 29, 2005, 08:44 PM
That seller's got TWO of them up now (same price).  Piece of crap.

Simon, did you go to the show, and get lucky with one?  Can't recall if you've gone to similar shows in the past, but IIRC, you haven't...

So, what's Dale waiting for?  I'm surprised he hasn't BIN'ed that first one already.  He usually doesn't care about the price...  :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 29, 2005, 09:00 PM
Looks ok, of course I would love to have it.
Thank God I`m not buying the carded kubs, I spend enough as it is!

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 29, 2005, 09:26 PM
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!

Crap on a stick! I just got up and  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/konfus/e022.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 29, 2005, 09:43 PM
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!

Crap on a stick! I just got up and  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/konfus/e022.gif)

LOL!
Bet you are wide awake now, huh?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 29, 2005, 09:58 PM
Oh yeah, wide awake.   ;D

Damn! Double damn!  :o

I'm not seeing any difference in the carded Vader and the loose one unless I'm missing something.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on June 29, 2005, 10:31 PM
I'm not seeing any difference in the carded Vader and the loose one unless I'm missing something.

Damn well better be identical, or the ****'s gonna hit the fan even more!

I'm tempted to make an impulse buy on one of these carded Vaders (in the next few days), but we just dropped several grand on a new Entertainment Center last weekend, so I'm totally tapped out for the next month, unless I want to start paying some credit card finance charges for the first time in about 10 years (which I refuse to do).  Unfortunately, this means I'm probably gonna miss out on a "decent" BIN deal.  I see those going up, and since it's the uber-popular Vader, staying up.  ****.  Carded Kubricks suck!  >:(

 :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 29, 2005, 10:48 PM
Let the games begin!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5984751015&rd=1
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on June 29, 2005, 11:01 PM
I'd guess that this might mean we'll be learning the chase figures within the next hour or two...  Exciting!
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 30, 2005, 12:16 AM
Actually I jusr heard from the guy.   He got some loose ones at the exhibition. He said his friend is Fed-Exing him some sealed boxes of 12 today or tomorrow. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 30, 2005, 02:42 AM
Just got word from Hong Kong.  Here 's the breakdown per case of 12.

* DARTH VADER with Lightsaber ratio : 4/12
* STORMTROOPER with Blaster Rifle ratio : 3/12
* EMPEROR PALPATINE with Emperor's cane ratio : 2/12
* LUKE SKYWALKER  in Bespin outfit with blaster ratio : 1/12
* HAN SOLO in Hoth gear with Blaster ratio : 1/12
* NIEN NUNB with Blaster ratio : 1/12

Looks like we got Vader and Stormtrooper chases coming our way.  You never know though.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 03:08 AM
Man, this is unlike Medicom to release the boxes at Toy Fairs. Guess this is a first.

I see one of the carded Vader's got Bin'd.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 30, 2005, 03:14 AM
Guilt for making us wait so long?  Yeah right.  Did you notice some descriptions of the Emperor say "with walking cane" and some say "with lightening bolts"?  If he's 2 to a case that makes sense.  The bolts must be the accessory variation.  Hmmm...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on June 30, 2005, 03:48 AM
Guilt for making us wait so long?  Yeah right.  Did you notice some descriptions of the Emperor say "with walking cane" and some say "with lightening bolts"?  If he's 2 to a case that makes sense.  The bolts must be the accessory variation.  Hmmm...

Awesome detective work bikeridetony.   ;D

I am so stoked that the Stormtrooper, Vader, & Emperor are the 4X, 3X, & 2X figures.  The Emperor accessory variation would make sense.  I know I said this about the Jawa, but if this one ends up being like the Cantina Band Member we need to hook each other up. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 06:20 AM
Guilt for making us wait so long?  Yeah right.  Did you notice some descriptions of the Emperor say "with walking cane" and some say "with lightening bolts"?  If he's 2 to a case that makes sense.  The bolts must be the accessory variation.  Hmmm...

Awesome detective work bikeridetony.   ;D

I am so stoked that the Stormtrooper, Vader, & Emperor are the 4X, 3X, & 2X figures.  The Emperor accessory variation would make sense.  I know I said this about the Jawa, but if this one ends up being like the Cantina Band Member we need to hook each other up. 

Agreed.
I wonder if they will do a Stormie variation of some sort. Since he is 3x per box,
like han carb block (han carb sickness) & Sandtrooper (white pauldron trooper).
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 07:51 AM
Got this from kubrickworld.
Series 4 Chase Vader!
Head over to http://www.slave1.jp/ and go to the news section.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 07:53 AM
Got this from kubrickworld.
Series 4 Chase Vader!
Head over to http://www.slave1.jp/ and go to the news section.



Here is a direct link to one of the pictures!
http://www.slave1.jp/image2/luke-vader003.jpg

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 08:49 AM
Sweet mother of Kuby's!   8)

I got a translation from BableFish on the comment on there forum:

After going around the meeting place of the "MEDICOM TOY EXHIBITION '05",
The aim limited goods were purchased, of the meeting place came out.  (http://www.slave1.jp/forum/YaBBImages/yes.gif)
While to do the tea with close Mack, SW goods sermon. (http://www.slave1.jp/forum/YaBBImages/horebore.gif)
Then, it started opening the キƒ…ーブリック series 4 everyone this day being preceded and being sold.  ;D
Don't you think? generally, while looking at Vader where everyone is bought, "the saver just a little is long. "
"Becoming the face of old age アナキン, don't you think? the る", "secret probably is what? "And so on with you speak when,
 
"What by your must open, in atmosphere..." with the n.W.o way... 
 
Opening the tackle box, opening the silver sack in, the Vader 卿which it can be wrapped in the transparent sack, putting out you see when,

"? ! ? ! ? ! "  ??? (http://www.slave1.jp/forum/YaBBImages/lipsrsealed.gif)   ;D

t is different clearly, as for the helmet it has worn although,
Something メット cracking, the face looks! !  :o

With with the notion that where you say, all, "the ぉ! ! "  :o  :o  :o

The n.W.o way, about after comment, the ♪ which we ask may (http://www.slave1.jp/forum/YaBBImages/toast.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on June 30, 2005, 09:54 AM
I'm surprised the chase vader isn't the carded one. I mean, aren't they just opening up themselves to fakes? It'd be pretty hard to fake the bubble though. I wouldn't droping big bucks on carded Vader until we see what the regular Vader is like close up. If it is exactly the same, it might not get as expensive as the other limited edition ones.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2005, 10:23 AM
OK, I confess, I ordered a box. 

Question for youse guys though:  I was expecting the regular Vader to have a removable helmet.  It's a relatively easy thing to do with Kuby's and I figured Medicom often makes the extra effort so they probably would here. 

My point being this seems like a pretty uneventful chase figure if indeed it is Luke under Vader's mask.  It's cool and neat and all that stuff, but if the other Vader has an older face with a removable mask/helmet I'm probably not going to really bother with the chase piece on this.  It's way too easy to customize that with fairly minimal effort.  If I got it in my box, I'd keep it, of course, but I'm not about to pay $50 or more for it (probably more, given it's a Vader). 

In terms of speculation for the other chase figure, if it's a stormtrooper box, what could it be?  The most reasonable suggestion would probably be a Tie Fighter pilot.  I don't recall any variations on the stormtrooper in the vintage line and there really haven't been any in the modern line, aside from improved sculpts and articulation. 

The Emperor with cane/lightning bolts is a nifty little difference. :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 10:36 AM
I'm surprised the chase vader isn't the carded one. I mean, aren't they just opening up themselves to fakes? It'd be pretty hard to fake the bubble though. I wouldn't droping big bucks on carded Vader until we see what the regular Vader is like close up. If it is exactly the same, it might not get as expensive as the other limited edition ones.

I agree 100% Simon. I'd sooner wait till we see better pictures of the carded and regular Vader, if there both the same then whats the point of the carded version.  :-\  I can see fakes of this coming out.

As for Stormtrooper variations, there are some in the vinty line but there minor. The Japanese Takara version has a different head sculpt plus it has a bolt in the back of the figure. Not a biggy.

If there is a chase version of the Stormtrooper, it could be a Luke or Han Stormtrooper or maybe a Clone Trooper... naw they wouldn't would they?  :-\

I think the Emperor comes with cane and lightning bolts. I can't see the cane but I do see the lightning bolts next to Han.

(http://i5.ebayimg.com/01/i/04/6b/dc/e5_1_b.JPG)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2005, 10:47 AM
I could see the Han/Luke but how would they choose which to make as a stormtrooper?  Tough call and would leave them open to a lot of criticism.  They could resolve it in future by releasing the other, but there's a long wait in between series and the next announced series doesn't leave much potential for its inclusion, so we'd be looking at a year to get the next one :-\

The Takara might be an interesting variation.  The second variation, like the sandtrooper, is relatively minor, so a different helmet sculpt with a different weapon might well be enough.  It's not like the Sandtrooper variation is a big difference.  After all, I found I still had an orange pauldron lying around the office and decided since I only want loose figures I'd make myself a nice, inexpensive black pauldron sandtrooper.  3 minutes, some black Testor's and my sandtrooper Kubrick's are complete.  The only difference may be the weapon, as I don't know what came with the carded version.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 10:57 AM
If they were to keep following the vinty line, the Luke Stormtrooper would be the best bet as it was released on a POTF card. Han we never saw till I think it was the Froot Loop thingy.

As for your Sandtrooper, the carded version is the same as the white chase. The orange pauldron has an ammo pack on the one shoulder were the white pauldron does not. Also the backpacks are different between the two. The carded version has the same backpack as the white chase.

As for the weapon for the carded version, it's the long rifle which comes with the white chase and the regular has 2 weapons, short blaster and long rifle.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2005, 11:23 AM
Um, my orange pauldron trooper only has the short blaster with it, not the rifle.  Neither of them have the rifle.

I'll have to carve off the ammo pack.  Can't do much about the backpack :-\

Still, it looks like I spent $300 and was a complete idiot opening it up :P  Not to you maybe, but I'll live with it.

good clarification on the Luke Stormtrooper.  I should have known there was no Han stormie until modern times. :-[
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 11:43 AM
Um, my orange pauldron trooper only has the short blaster with it, not the rifle.  Neither of them have the rifle.

Doh! My bad, I added an extra rifle to it for display.  ;D

The white chase has the long rifle, same weapon as Dengar, IG-88 and 4-Lom. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on June 30, 2005, 11:47 AM
Very interesting with the Vader situation. The carded one seems to be a little different in color compared to the removable helmet version, but that could just be the pictures. I assume there will be at least one more chase figure. I can't wait to get some confirmationa nd more info :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 11:57 AM
This photo from Slave1 shows the Emperor with both cane and lightning bolt.

(http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/articlefiles/4537-008.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 30, 2005, 12:02 PM
Kinda makes you giddy with excitement, eh?  (oops, said that out loud didn't I?)   ;)

I was expecting the regular Vader to have a removable helmet. It's a relatively easy thing to do with Kuby's and I figured Medicom often makes the extra effort so they probably would here.

My point being this seems like a pretty uneventful chase figure if indeed it is Luke under Vader's mask. It's cool and neat and all that stuff, but if the other Vader has an older face with a removable mask/helmet I'm probably not going to really bother with the chase piece on this.

I had originally assumed that the regular Vader would have a fixed mask (non-removable) and the chase Vader would be removeable to show Anakin's face.  So these pics with Luke's face caught me off guard - I think it's a great idea!

I'm just not sure what to expect for the regular Vader now... unless this is the regular Vader (non-chase).  I don't think we've actually had confirmation yet of what the regular Vader really is.   :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 12:06 PM
This photo from Slave1 shows the Emperor with both cane and lightning bolt.

(http://www.galactichunter.com/absolutenm/articlefiles/4537-008.jpg)

Aha, correct you are!
mmmmm sith-a-licous
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 12:17 PM
I had originally assumed that the regular Vader would have a fixed mask (non-removable) and the chase Vader would be removeable to show Anakin's face.  So these pics with Luke's face caught me off guard - I think it's a great idea!

I'm just not sure what to expect for the regular Vader now... unless this is the regular Vader (non-chase).  I don't think we've actually had confirmation yet of what the regular Vader really is.   :-\

Me thinks this is what we have going for us on the Vaders thus far.

Regular Vader

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Luke%20Vader%20Regular.jpg)

Chase Vader

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Vader%20Chase.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 12:29 PM
Here's a couple more pics of the carded Vader.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Luke%20Vader%20Parco%20Front.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Luke%20Vader%20Parco%20Close.jpg)

Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 30, 2005, 12:49 PM
Looks the same.  It would have been a perfect spot to do ANH style Vader

Cool chase (variant?)...I am guessing a totally different chase as well that will be harder to find.  This is probably more of a Variant in the same vein as the Cantina Band/Carbon Han
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2005, 12:55 PM
Cool chase (variant?)...I am guessing a totally different chase as well that will be harder to find.  This is probably more of a Variant in the same vein as the Cantina Band/Carbon Han

Which if you're correct goes to further my impression of Medicom.  Everyone will want the chase Vader, they have to know that.  So if it goes like it did with Han, there'll be a box with four chase Vader in each master case.  That makes the Vader chase 1/4 overall and will be relatively inexpensive.  Probably still more than Han carbon, in the $20-30 range after settling down, but easily obtainable. 

So they create buzz with the chase Vader but make it reasonable to obtain.  What a freaking novel approach.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 30, 2005, 01:00 PM
According to Kubrick World, the pictures came from a guy who saw the RH Vader in a McDonald's after the show.  It could have been a carded Vader that someone opened.  So far, I haven't heard of anyone getting a case of 48 yet.  So this could possible be the Carded Vader.  Hypothetically, if it's the only way to get a Luke/Vader we're really screwed for display purposes.  We'd have to buy 2, one for opening.  
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 01:03 PM
According to Kubrick World, the pictures came from a guy who saw the RH Vader in a McDonald's after the show.  It could have been a carded Vader that someone opened.  So far, I haven't heard of anyone getting a case of 48 yet.  So this could possible be the Carded Vader.  Hypothetically, if it's the only way to get a Luke/Vader we're really screwed for display purposes.  We'd have to buy 2, one for opening. 

I HOPE that it isn`t the carded Vader, but with my luck....
I much rather the theory that it is the 4/48 variant, like constipated Han was.
All I know is, I CAN`T wait to get these guys. Gonna be fun opening them.
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on June 30, 2005, 01:05 PM
Man, I hope that isnt the carded version. I dont mind if its the chase figure, but please dont let that be the carded version.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 01:14 PM
Man, I hope that isnt the carded version. I dont mind if its the chase figure, but please dont let that be the carded version.

Amen to that!
I don`t think it is the carded version, simply because most people keep those
carded, and I think Medicom knows that. It would a sneaky little trick to pull
off though.

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 01:14 PM
Oh **** me! I just found this on the Slave1 forum, Bablefish translation again.

The n.W.o way, comment it was grateful. 
 
You wrote ryukuon 05/06/30 22:23:46,:After, being to like us to hear in everyone who, buys it does, but as for the normal ヴェイダー 卿as for the helmet and the mask it probably is to be able to remove? When you can teach, it is grateful, is.   
 
The n.W.o way as said,
The helmet and the mask also two, you can remove normal Vader.
Becoming old age アナキン, it increases the bare face of normal.
 
This you took the photograph, it is, but being the fuzziness blurring blurring photograph...   
Someone, it is the number of hands, but re-rise we ask. 

(http://slave1.cside3.jp/200506/DSCF1324.jpg)

Secret, the ルーク Vader っ て of ダゴバ, someone the っ け which was not expected? 
 
After, torr - the combining which probably is per secret or Bali?
ルーク torr - per, solo torr - per powerful kana? 
...................................................................................................

N.W.o way
 
キƒ…ーブリック series 4 secret, ルーク Vader of ダゴバ
You question with the your GET め, it was 
 
It is good, - the ちゃ っ high and others, it cannot call with yell excessively that っ て by your is enormous and others, but in each case GET we would like to do, is.

(http://slave1.cside3.jp/up/img/2405.jpg)

Oh my ******* head hurts!  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 01:15 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5984847185&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Holo Leia, BIN of 27 dollars, he says it is an opener, but doesn`t look too bad.
This is Rupin, great seller!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 01:18 PM
DSJ,

That looks/sounds like it will be the regular Vader.
At least, that is what I got out of that post.. other than a headache  ;)

So, the Luke/Vader as a 4:48 is looking good, if you asked me (and yes, I know
no one did ask me, but hey, I`m excited about these!)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2005, 01:19 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5984847185&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Holo Leia, BIN of 27 dollars, he says it is an opener, but doesn`t look too bad.
This is Rupin, great seller!


 :-*

 ;D

Should we ever meet, the first (at least) beer is on me.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 01:20 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5984847185&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Holo Leia, BIN of 27 dollars, he says it is an opener, but doesn`t look too bad.
This is Rupin, great seller!


 :-*

 ;D

Should we ever meet, the first (at least) beer is on me.
Lol, ok, sounds good. If all of it was on you, it would be cheaper for you to buy
the Leia at regular price  ;)
I just checked the auction and saw the word "bug" in there, and had to see if was you that won it, congrats!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 01:24 PM
Very nice score Brent, just a minor crease on the card. Not a biggy.  8)

He has a carded Luke for $75.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2005, 01:31 PM
$75 is too much for something I'm going to open.  $27 would be ideal for the Luke ;) but I ain't counting on it.  Now I really need to find a Droids R2 opener for cheap and I'll be up to where I want to be, minus the Rebo band set that I am patiently waiting to drop in price (please) :-\

Quote
Lol, ok, sounds good. If all of it was on you, it would be cheaper for you to buy the Leia at regular price 

As one of the quasi-resident drunks, I know better than to offer beer all night long ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 02:17 PM
$75 is too much for something I'm going to open.  $27 would be ideal for the Luke ;) but I ain't counting on it.  Now I really need to find a Droids R2 opener for cheap and I'll be up to where I want to be, minus the Rebo band set that I am patiently waiting to drop in price (please) :-\

Quote
Lol, ok, sounds good. If all of it was on you, it would be cheaper for you to buy the Leia at regular price 

As one of the quasi-resident drunks, I know better than to offer beer all night long ;)


heh, I learned that awhile ago as well  :)

The only carded fig I really want is the droids Fett. There was a loose one not
long ago, but it went above what I wanted to pay.
Then I think, I paid 100 for Indy and he is loose....
See what thinking gets ya?
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on June 30, 2005, 03:05 PM
DSJ,

That looks/sounds like it will be the regular Vader.
At least, that is what I got out of that post.. other than a headache  ;)


Thats what I got from the translation as well. I think the regular Vader has a removable helmet as well to show the old scarred Anakin. As it stands I guess the Dagobah Vader is the chase.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 03:06 PM
Better picture from the Slave1 forum.

(http://slave1.cside3.jp/up/img/2406.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 30, 2005, 03:27 PM
Anakin chase rules!  Love it.  Thanks for the help but I need a real scan, 600 DPI or so.  I definitely appreciate it, though.  Keep on searching.  Thanks!   
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on June 30, 2005, 03:28 PM
Wait though...is that the regular version?
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on June 30, 2005, 03:32 PM
Wait though...is that the regular version?

I believe it is since the Vader mask is not broken.
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on June 30, 2005, 03:39 PM
Wait though...is that the regular version?

I hope so!
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on June 30, 2005, 04:08 PM
But remember, one could be the Japan Chase and the other could be the HK Chase.  Hmmm...
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on June 30, 2005, 04:12 PM
This has been said before:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 04:38 PM
Wait though...is that the regular version?

I hope so!

Me too!
I think this is the regular Vader w/ Anakin underneath.
So, if this is the regular, and we also get the Vader/Luke, I`m gonna need
3 Vaders. 1 with Helmet on, 1 showing Anakin and the Vader/Luke.
Oh man!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 04:40 PM
But remember, one could be the Japan Chase and the other could be the HK Chase.  Hmmm...

Bite your tongue mr tony!
Anywho, I think the pics we are seeing are all from one source (well, the pics
may not be, but the figures are). I don`t think we`d be seeing the JP/HK differences
just yet. Of course, I don`t get paid to think...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on June 30, 2005, 05:00 PM
Well you'd have two of the four immediately if you get a box, right?  You get four Vaders, pop one helmet and you're 2/3 of the way there.  It's going to be harder for people to pick up singles though, since a lot of collectors will be displaying that way too. 

Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on June 30, 2005, 05:16 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5984847185&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Holo Leia, BIN of 27 dollars, he says it is an opener, but doesn`t look too bad.
This is Rupin, great seller!


 :-*

 ;D

Dammit, Brent!  >:(

Nice score, jerk.  :'(

As for the Vader, I'm assuming the RH/Anakin one is going to be the regular version, and that the Luke reveal will be the chase.  And yeah, if that's indeed the case, I'm going to need a couple different regular Vaders to display both ways as well.  Very cool ideas though, as expected from Medicom.

That carded Vader better be identical to one of the loose ones, that's all I've got to say!  :-X
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 05:21 PM
Quote

That carded Vader better be identical to one of the loose ones, that's all I've got to say!  :-X

It comes with David Prowse head and JEJ voice, but you don`t know this until you
pop him off the card. Very sneaky, those Medicom people... ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on June 30, 2005, 07:02 PM
More pics of the carded Vader are up at www.slave1.jp
Nice looking for sure!
I love the choking hazzard warning on there, so fitting with Vader  ;D

Hmm, maybe they are same pics, but I swear they were different before...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 1, 2005, 12:48 PM
There is a cane and lightening on this Emperor.
(http://img139.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/4/8/5/0/devilman666ok-img600x450-1120214422sw_406.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 1, 2005, 12:52 PM
I spy with my little eye...Han Solo Stormtrooper Chase.

(http://img119.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/4/8/5/0/devilman666ok-img600x450-1120212550sw_421.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 1, 2005, 12:56 PM
OMFG! A Han Stormtrooper chase.  8)  So that looks like were going to see a Luke Stormtrooper down the road.  8)

The pic with the Emperor and his cane with lightening bolts seals that.  8)

Great pictures Simon, I can't wait. (http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forum/YaBBImages/lipsrsealed.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on July 1, 2005, 12:59 PM
These could be pretty easy customs...not sure how super strict I'll be on getting that
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on July 1, 2005, 01:02 PM
Man, Medicom really has a hard on for Han.  What's this, his 4th figure already?

Still getting it, though.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 1, 2005, 01:04 PM
Not just customs. Out and out fakes. Here is a close up of the regular Stormie.
(http://img35.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/4/8/5/0/devilman666ok-img600x450-1120213712sw_412.jpg)
Are the hands different? I don't think so?
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 1, 2005, 01:49 PM
So i guess thats it, 2 chase figures. This could be problematic, people may be making fakes and selling them off as real. Anyway, it's pretty cool, i guess Luke shouldnt be far along. I am actually surprised they did't do Luke first.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 1, 2005, 02:06 PM
I spy with my little eye...Han Solo Stormtrooper Chase.

Cool!  Thanks for the head's up and pic, Simon.  Have you been able to verify that the RH/Anakin Vader is just the regular Vader?  I assume that's the case, right?
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 1, 2005, 02:11 PM
So it appears that Luke as Darth Vader to be the 1:48 and the Han Solo Stormtrooper to be the 3:48?  This makes sense can anyone confirm this?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 1, 2005, 02:20 PM
So i guess thats it, 2 chase figures. This could be problematic, people may be making fakes and selling them off as real. Anyway, it's pretty cool, i guess Luke shouldnt be far along. I am actually surprised they did't do Luke first.

You would think that Luke would be done first to follow the vinty line unless he's going to be another carded figure ala Stormtrooper. Still can't figure out why the Froot Loops Han Trooper.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Luke%20Stormtrooper%20POTF.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 1, 2005, 02:30 PM
Darn. I hope I get Han in my box 'cause I don't trust the scum on eBay... :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 1, 2005, 02:43 PM
OK, I realize the Han Trooper figure could be easily customized/faked, but why are we all getting paranoid about fakes all of the sudden?  Is there a history of fakes with other Kubrick lines, and are the clear Kubrick baggies that the figures come sealed in easily re-created?

I guess it'll depend on the rarity of this figure, but if it's just 1/48, or better, going through all the trouble of combining an old Han and a new Stormtrooper and recreating the sealed baggie, just doesn't seem all that worth it to me...  :-\

Or maybe I'm just being naive here.  I dunno...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 1, 2005, 03:33 PM
So i guess thats it, 2 chase figures. This could be problematic, people may be making fakes and selling them off as real. Anyway, it's pretty cool, i guess Luke shouldnt be far along. I am actually surprised they did't do Luke first.

Yeah, going to have to be real cautious (sp?) of fakes on these.
I agree, I`m suprised they didn`t do Luke first as well, being he was in the
vintage line and all.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 1, 2005, 03:36 PM
OK, I realize the Han Trooper figure could be easily customized/faked, but why are we all getting paranoid about fakes all of the sudden?  Is there a history of fakes with other Kubrick lines, and are the clear Kubrick baggies that the figures come sealed in easily re-created?

I guess it'll depend on the rarity of this figure, but if it's just 1/48, or better, going through all the trouble of combining an old Han and a new Stormtrooper and recreating the sealed baggie, just doesn't seem all that worth it to me...  :-\

Or maybe I'm just being naive here.  I dunno...

Bearbricks and  Kubricks are faked a lot from what I have read.
Logray, for example, has tons of fakes floating around now.
Most are hard to tell until you get them, some are not so hard. The fake Lograys
that tanyujun bought looked perfect in the photos, but he said he could tell
right away after getting them. Paint is different, texture and plastic feel.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 1, 2005, 03:37 PM
So it appears that Luke as Darth Vader to be the 1:48 and the Han Solo Stormtrooper to be the 3:48?  This makes sense can anyone confirm this?

Or it could be the other way around, I haven`t seen a definite word yet.
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 1, 2005, 03:50 PM
You would think that Luke would be done first to follow the vinty line unless he's going to be another carded figure ala Stormtrooper. Still can't figure out why the Froot Loops Han Trooper.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Southern%20Alberta%20Storms/Luke%20Stormtrooper%20POTF.jpg)

Hi.  New here.  (This is an awesomem thread, by the way.)  :)

I think the reason Medicom did Froot Loops Han as a chase is because he was so rare in the 90s.  You know how much they love to pay hommage to Kenner/Hasbro.  All of their chase figures (and most of the other figures as well) have some reference to the old line.  (Must be BIG Kenner fans designing these little guys.)  Remember, series 3 had vinyl Jawa as a rare chase.  And that is, I hear, the most expensive Kenner figure to find carded.  Medicom is so cool.  I love trying to figure out how they think.  The Max Rebo set and old-style packaging.  The 400% Boba Fett and THAT packaging.  Think of the last three chase figures (in series 3).  Han in Carbonite got 'squinty-eyes' Han.  Put those side-by-side and you got what looks exactly like the 90s Carbonite Han figure.  Even the way you keep one inside the other.  Then, of course, the Jawa.  And then Wicket got his 2-pack buddy from the 90s, Logray, as his chase.  This is why I'm so pumped about the (hopefully 3) chase figures from this new series.  So far, Darth Vader is totally a Kubrick version of the talking 14" Hasbro one (and he's not even the chase, apparently).  The chase is the Luke/Vader figure Hasbro eventually put out a few years back.  Broken helmet and everything.  (The fact that theirs has a helmet you can completely take apart is probably to link it with the regular figure.  And probably their way of saying 'this would be even cooler - hee hee'.)

ANYWAY!  All this to say I love this thread.  I love that there's a bunch of Star Wars Kubrick fanatics like me out here.  Gonna be stopping by here a lot, I think.  :)

So, any predictions as to what might hopefully be the third chase?
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 1, 2005, 03:55 PM
You would think that Luke would be done first to follow the vinty line unless he's going to be another carded figure ala Stormtrooper. Still can't figure out why the Froot Loops Han Trooper.



Hi.  New here.  (This is an awesomem thread, by the way.)  :)

I think the reason Medicom did Froot Loops Han as a chase is because he was so rare in the 90s.  You know how much they love to pay hommage to Kenner/Hasbro.  All of their chase figures (and most of the other figures as well) have some reference to the old line.  (Must be BIG Kenner fans designing these little guys.)  Remember, series 3 had vinyl Jawa as a rare chase.  And that is, I hear, the most expensive Kenner figure to find carded.  Medicom is so cool.  I love trying to figure out how they think.  The Max Rebo set and old-style packaging.  The 400% Boba Fett and THAT packaging.  Think of the last three chase figures (in series 3).  Han in Carbonite got 'squinty-eyes' Han.  Put those side-by-side and you got what looks exactly like the 90s Carbonite Han figure.  Even the way you keep one inside the other.  Then, of course, the Jawa.  And then Wicket got his 2-pack buddy from the 90s, Logray, as his chase.  This is why I'm so pumped about the (hopefully 3) chase figures from this new series.  So far, Darth Vader is totally a Kubrick version of the talking 14" Hasbro one (and he's not even the chase, apparently).  The chase is the Luke/Vader figure Hasbro eventually put out a few years back.  Broken helmet and everything.  (The fact that theirs has a helmet you can completely take apart is probably to link it with the regular figure.  And probably their way of saying 'this would be even cooler - hee hee'.)

ANYWAY!  All this to say I love this thread.  I love that there's a bunch of Star Wars Kubrick fanatics like me out here.  Gonna be stopping by here a lot, I think.  :)

So, any predictions as to what might hopefully be the third chase?
:)

Hey, welcome to the boards!
I do love the way they nod to the older lines with the chase figures.
I`m thinking maybe Luke Storm will be a carded one this year. If so, it will
be the first carded figure I buy (and rip open!).
Another Han though, they must love him at Medicom. Maybe someone there
wants to be Han Solo or something, or its a huge inside joke the play on all
of use  ;)

Anywho, glad to see you made it over here!

Adam
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 1, 2005, 03:58 PM
PS.
If they are doing 3 chases, wouldn`t it be a bitch if Luke Storm was the 3rd?  :o :o ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 1, 2005, 04:07 PM
Hey there, Sithb!  Good to see someone I know over here.  :)

Hee hee.  I think they probably plan to put out all the cool Han figures (from the old line) as Kubricks.  And there are a lot of variants from all the main characters for them to choose from.  So I don't worry about there only being a few Lukes, when there are so many Hans.  As a matter of fact, I'm hoping Bespin Luke will have a chase figure here.  Maybe he'll be Dagobah Luke.  Same pants, but with a tank-top.  Or maybe even a Stormtrooper Luke.  There was that Death Star Escape 3-pack from Kenner that included Luke and Han in Stormtrooper gear, with Chewie as prisoner.  (This one wouldn't be considered the Stormtrooper's chase, but the Luke chase.  Hmmm.)

But, yeah.  There'll be more Hans, people.  We have to accept that.  LOL
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 1, 2005, 04:09 PM
Welcome to JD, nilito!

Hi.  New here.  (This is an awesome thread, by the way.)  :)

As were the prior 5 Kubrick threads we had here.  We're on thread #6 now.  :o  (see the first post in this thread for a link to the 5 earlier ones)  You've definitely found the #1 home for Star Wars Kubrick fanatics here at JD though, so enjoy!  8)

...I'm hoping Bespin Luke will have a chase figure here.  Maybe he'll be Dagobah Luke.  Same pants, but with a tank-top.  Or maybe even a Stormtrooper Luke.

Those were a couple of the ones we were all predicting as chases too, way back when they first announced this series.  Maybe we'll get a surprise and find out there's still one more chase in store for this series here.  That'd be cool (though another tough one to track down probably).

So what's your Kubrick collection looking like?  Loose, carded, boxed, chases, all of the above...?
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 1, 2005, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the welcome, guys.  :)

My collection?  Well, not counting series 4, I got pretty much 90% of all the Star Wars Kubricks.  This means all three series, the Early Bird set, the Biker Scout Luke and Leia set, the Toys R Us set, and the Max Rebo set.  I also practically starved for a month to get my never-to-regret 400% Boba Fett.  :)  Now I'm just working on getting all the chase figures.  So far I got Indiana Jones, the 6 Cantina Band Members, Sandtrooper with the white thingy, vinyl Jawa, squinty-eyes Han, and (on it's way, I just won an auction) Logray.  (Fingers crossed.  Hope it's not a fake.)  I have decided to stay away from the carded figures and the any of the Boba Fett chases.  At least for now.  Although, I do have Hologram Leia.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 1, 2005, 04:30 PM
By the way, has a thread been started with predictions for series 5 yet?
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 1, 2005, 04:33 PM
By the way, has a thread been started with predictions for series 5 yet?
:)

I think a few pages back, when series 5 was announced.
This thread a exploded a few days ago when series 4 pics started leaking out,
so you might have to go back 6 or so pages.
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 1, 2005, 05:12 PM
Hey, those were some fine guesses for series 5 chases.  Boushh Leia's almost certainly gonna be one.  Blue Snaggletooth too (with silver boots - hee hee).

My guesses:
- Yoda with a cloth robe and a snake
- Imperial Gunner's chase could end up being Grand Moff Tarkin (there was 2-pack 12" figure set in '97 - oh! and it also came with an interrogator droid, that could be Tarkin's accessesory..that would be awesome!)
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 1, 2005, 05:30 PM
Hey, hey, hey. It's nilito.  8)

Welcome to JD and the biggest talk of SW Kuby's on the block, glad you made it over here. Another fine Canadian if I remember.  ;)

I sure hope your Logray chase is the real deal, too many bloody fakes floating around.  :-\

Anyhoo, I see that you have made yourself at home and you are catching up on things. Have a blast.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 1, 2005, 10:51 PM


I sure hope your Logray chase is the real deal, too many bloody fakes floating around.  :-\


Just another reason not to own the damn Ewok >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 1, 2005, 10:54 PM
Like I said, I haven't got mine yet.  But just to be ready, do you guys know any surefire ways to know if it's a Faker?  Any photo comparisons?
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 1, 2005, 11:24 PM
yujun said he had a fake Logray and I posted pics of his back in April. It goes for a couple of pages.

Logray Fake (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=6448.msg118025#msg118025)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 2, 2005, 03:11 AM
I recall the fake Logray discussion about yujun's figure, but don't remember anything conclusive coming out of it, which means I still haven't heard of anyone getting caught faking a Star Wars Kubrick yet.

Obviously, seeing pictures ahead of time will always be the best way to go, so you can closely inspect the bag, the seams of the bag, and the contents of course.  Anyway, I'm not going to lose much sleep over stressing over potential Han Stormie fakes just yet...
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 2, 2005, 09:38 AM
Yeah, I saw those posts from a few pages back (thanks, DSJ).  There really didn't seem to be anything to make it easier other than seeing if the baggie is tampered with or not authentic.  I'll wait until this week when it comes in.  Thanks, Kub-buds.  :)

Now, about those series 4 'bricks, there haven't been any popping up on eBay yet.  So far, it's the same guy posting 3 sets without any chases.  I can't wait for them to finally be here.  And this time, I'm not waiting so long to get all the chases.  Not giving them a chance for the Fakers to be made.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: drewlam on July 3, 2005, 02:28 PM
So it appears that Luke as Darth Vader to be the 1:48 and the Han Solo Stormtrooper to be the 3:48?  This makes sense can anyone confirm this?
I really hope that's the case.  Don't really like the Luke/Vader, but I would love to get the han stormie.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 3, 2005, 04:14 PM
I recall the fake Logray discussion about yujun's figure, but don't remember anything conclusive coming out of it, which means I still haven't heard of anyone getting caught faking a Star Wars Kubrick yet.

Obviously, seeing pictures ahead of time will always be the best way to go, so you can closely inspect the bag, the seams of the bag, and the contents of course.  Anyway, I'm not going to lose much sleep over stressing over potential Han Stormie fakes just yet...

Hopefully tanyujun can chime in here, haven`t seen him online in awhile.
He got his money back for the Logray and never heard from the seller
again. But from what he says, it was a fake for sure. If I see him
online I`ll point him over here to clarify.
Title: Series 5
Post by: juuan on July 3, 2005, 09:12 PM
Hopefully tanyujun can chime in here, haven`t seen him online in awhile.

tanyujun is away on holiday.. ;D

hi Sithbaker, nilito and Matt Brand..
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 3, 2005, 09:22 PM
Welcome to JD juuan, nice to see you over here.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 3, 2005, 09:37 PM
Hey there, juaan.  It's so cool how we've all sorta gravitated to this place.  It's great to find a common ground for us nuts who seem to dig the heck out of Star Wars AND Kubricks.
:)

PS.  How much longer do you guys think it'll be before we've all got a hot little Darth Vader Kubrick in our hands?  Mine're gettin' itchy.  LOL
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 3, 2005, 10:34 PM
*sigh*

Is the cult complete yet.

 ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 3, 2005, 11:40 PM
yoz! hee.. sorry.. was away in australia goldcoast..  :)

mm.. regarding the logray.. i didnt give him any negative feedback cause he refunded my money....

i realised it was a fake cause of the legs.. normal ones has ball joints while the fake ones dun.. so when u move one side, the other will move too...

and the paint job.. its quite hard to tell though unless u compare the real and the fake one..

one more thing, notice the seller, madsontoys... they keep listing lograys.. ever wondered why they have so many of them??

Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 4, 2005, 12:21 AM
yoz! hee.. sorry.. was away in australia goldcoast..  :)

mm.. regarding the logray.. i didnt give him any negative feedback cause he refunded my money....

i realised it was a fake cause of the legs.. normal ones has ball joints while the fake ones dun.. so when u move one side, the other will move too...

and the paint job.. its quite hard to tell though unless u compare the real and the fake one..

one more thing, notice the seller, madsontoys... they keep listing lograys.. ever wondered why they have so many of them??



And none of them have boxes, right?
You`d think they would at least buy a bunch of wicket and use his box
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 4, 2005, 12:24 AM
yup..

at the beginning they didnt come with boxes.. now they do..
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 4, 2005, 12:26 AM
You`d think they would at least buy a bunch of wicket and use his box

Me thinks thats what there doing now, the boxes are the same.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 4, 2005, 12:35 AM
i dunno if they improved on the legs though...

i'm happy with the bootleg though.. looks the same.. only feels different when u play with it..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 4, 2005, 12:36 AM
Little OT, but here is auction for Marvel Series 1 & 2, with Dr. Doom
and Movie Wolvey, free shipping if you use BIN of 50 bucks:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5985466063&rd=1
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 4, 2005, 02:05 AM
http://www.yanoman.com/category/cate_etc.html

Second picture, display cabinets.
Anything like that in the US?
What do you guys think of these?
Looking to re-do some of my SW room and would like something like
this for displays.
Another site I frequent has these same ones (also in Japan), but a little cheaper.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 4, 2005, 02:27 AM
Little OT, but here is auction for Marvel Series 1 & 2, with Dr. Doom
and Movie Wolvey, free shipping if you use BIN of 50 bucks:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5985466063&rd=1

Wow, someone got a bargain!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 4, 2005, 03:36 AM
Little OT, but here is auction for Marvel Series 1 & 2, with Dr. Doom
and Movie Wolvey, free shipping if you use BIN of 50 bucks:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5985466063&rd=1

Wow, someone got a bargain!

Yes, yes they did.
I didn`t need any of them, but could have resold them easily and got your
money back plus some. I even have a few series 1&2 boxes I could
have used.
Money tied up in SW Kubs and RAH vader right now though  ;D
Plus I found Luke for 155 plus shipping, I think I`m gonna bite the bullet
and grab him.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 4, 2005, 03:42 AM
Go for it! :D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 4, 2005, 04:06 AM
Go for it! :D

I put an order in for one, and now listed out of stock.
I may have gotten the last one they had, I emailed them to see.
If they have more I`ll post over in the 12" section.
www.kidultgarden.com is the URL
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 4, 2005, 11:47 AM
I see the eBay pre-orders are starting up for Series 5.

MEDICOM Star Wars Kubrick Series 5 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2622&item=5985519374&rd=1)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 4, 2005, 12:11 PM
I see the eBay pre-orders are starting up for Series 5.

MEDICOM Star Wars Kubrick Series 5 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2622&item=5985519374&rd=1)

Just saw that too.
Should be soon for the sites to start offering them, heyna?
And RAH Stormie!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 4, 2005, 12:20 PM
I'm hoping that Series 5 will be up for pre-order sometime this month.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 4, 2005, 12:43 PM
I'm hoping that Series 5 will be up for pre-order sometime this month.  :)

You mean from HLJ.com? 

I'm curious to see if any more of the domestic e-tailers decide to get into Kubricks this time.  Besides BBTS.com, I'm not aware of any other US-based companies that have carried them before.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 4, 2005, 12:45 PM
You mean from HLJ.com? 

Ah yup.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 4, 2005, 01:04 PM
I'm hoping that Series 5 will be up for pre-order sometime this month.  :)

You mean from HLJ.com? 

I'm curious to see if any more of the domestic e-tailers decide to get into Kubricks this time.  Besides BBTS.com, I'm not aware of any other US-based companies that have carried them before.

I think TOYNK (something like that) has carried them in the past.
ToyTokyo is in NY, does that count?
I think there are some smaller outfits that do as well, but I think they buy from
HLJ and such, so the prices aren`t too great.
Oh, Ningyoushi also carries them, they are in the US, not sure if it is their
main store or not though.

Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 4, 2005, 01:27 PM
one more thing, notice the seller, madsontoys... they keep listing lograys.. ever wondered why they have so many of them??

AWE, FRACK!!  That's the eff-ing dude who I bought it from!  (Grumble, grumble.)  Does he refund payments?

Who cares.  He'd better refund my cash.
 >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 4, 2005, 10:07 PM
he refunded my money..

did u check urs?
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 4, 2005, 11:30 PM
No, not yet.  But I know I will be getting it.  He seemed so eager to keep me satisfied.  You know, I started to get suspicious because of that.  What happened was that I ‘won’ the auction at the beginning of June.  But when I still hadn’t received it last week, I e-mailed him.  He said “oh, no, no, I promise that I sent it that same day. . . here’s the tracking number.”  Sure enough, he had sent it.  But due to ‘incomplete address’ it was being sent back to him.  And here’s where it I started to panic: He tells me “oh, don’t worry. . . I’m sending you another one – just give an alternate address, just in case. I promise I'll send you another one”.  ANOTHER ONE???  Jeez, I thought they were so friggin’ rare…

Anyway, I figure I’ll give it till week’s end.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 5, 2005, 12:11 AM
send u another one? seems like he has a box of lograys..

i've noticed he's been listing lograys on ebay..
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 09:40 AM
Sounds fishy to me if he says he will send you another one.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 11:01 AM
Here we go gang. The first regular Darth Vader Kuby opened on the auction block. So I guess that may confirm that the Luke/Vader is the chase.

MEDICOM STAR WARS KUBRICK 4 DARTH VADER  (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5985690047&rd=1)

(http://i15.ebayimg.com/02/i/04/6e/4f/db_1_b.JPG)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 5, 2005, 11:45 AM
Well that's pretty cool then.  I like that there's a difference with the mask as well.  It's a very neat chase piece.  Kudos to Medicom for it. 

Interesting too in that you would neat a lot of Vaders to display all the options:
Vader helmet and mask on
Vader helmet off, mask on
Vader helmet and mask off, Anakin head
Vader helmet off, broken mask on Luke
Vader helmet and mask off, Luke head
 :P

I think I'll be ok with just three, helmet on, Vader and Luke.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 5, 2005, 12:02 PM
Well that's pretty cool then.  I like that there's a difference with the mask as well.  It's a very neat chase piece.  Kudos to Medicom for it. 

Interesting too in that you would neat a lot of Vaders to display all the options:
Vader helmet and mask on
Vader helmet off, mask on
Vader helmet and mask off, Anakin head
Vader helmet off, broken mask on Luke
Vader helmet and mask off, Luke head
 :P

I think I'll be ok with just three, helmet on, Vader and Luke.

Me too! Would like Helmet on, Helmet off and the Luke/Vader chase.
These really do look great from the pics were seeing, some of the best yet!

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 12:16 PM
According to that auction the release date is June 5th so me thinks he made a mistake or like thats July... 5th now!  :o

Just got word from Hong Kong.  Here 's the breakdown per case of 12.

* DARTH VADER with Lightsaber ratio : 4/12
* STORMTROOPER with Blaster Rifle ratio : 3/12
* EMPEROR PALPATINE with Emperor's cane ratio : 2/12
* LUKE SKYWALKER  in Bespin outfit with blaster ratio : 1/12
* HAN SOLO in Hoth gear with Blaster ratio : 1/12
* NIEN NUNB with Blaster ratio : 1/12

Taking a look at this auction for the Stormtrooper (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5985700552&rd=1), the ratio is 4/12.

So do we have?

DARTH VADER with Lightsaber ratio : 4/12
STORMTROOPER with Blaster Rifle ratio : 4/12 EMPEROR PALPATINE with Emperor's cane ratio : 1/12
LUKE SKYWALKER  in Bespin outfit with blaster ratio : 1/12
HAN SOLO in Hoth gear with Blaster ratio : 1/12
NIEN NUNB with Blaster ratio : 1/1
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 5, 2005, 12:27 PM
I noticed that too.
Maybe there are 2 different case break downs, I think it was mentioned here or
over at KW a few days ago.
Maybe the one with 3 Stormies and 2 Emps has 3 Han Stormie?
I hate not knowing!
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 5, 2005, 12:34 PM
Hey, it looks like the third chase figure DID turn out to be Luke in Stormtrooper disguise.  Yess!!!!
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 12:35 PM
Is this the one you mentioned, it was at KW from triple aitch.

Quote
* 1 DARTH VADER with Lightsaber ratio : 4/12
* 2 LUKE SKYWALKER in Bespin outfit with blaster ratio : 1/12
* 3 HAN SOLO in Hoth gear with Blaster ratio : 1/12
* 4 NIEN NUNB with Blaster ratio : 1/12

* 5 STORMTROOPER with Blaster Rifle ratio : 3/12
* 6 EMPEROR PALPATINE with Emperor's cane ratio : 2/12
OR
* 5 STORMTROOPER with Blaster Rifle ratio : 4/12
* 6 EMPEROR PALPATINE with Emperor's cane ratio : 1/12
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 12:37 PM
Hey, it looks like the third chase figure DID turn out to be Luke in Stormtrooper disguise.  Yess!!!!
:)

OMFG!   :o   8) Yes!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a052.gif)

(http://i4.ebayimg.com/04/i/04/6e/48/f0_1_b.JPG)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 5, 2005, 12:44 PM
Sweet.  You know, Hasbro sure could learn a lot from Medicom - we get both Stormtrooper disguises in the same wave.   Now THAT's how you generate happy collectors.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 5, 2005, 12:48 PM
A-men!
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 5, 2005, 12:48 PM
Sweet.  You know, Hasbro sure could learn a lot from Medicom - we get both Stormtrooper disguises in the same wave.   Now THAT's how you generate happy collectors.  8)
Until you have to pay 100 bucks for them or something  ;)
Could you imagine the beating Hasbro would take from collectors if
they had hidden chase figures in their assortments? lol
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 5, 2005, 12:51 PM
Good point! :D

So now was that Luke Stormie in a Stormtrooper box or Luke box? 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 5, 2005, 12:54 PM
Good point! :D

So now was that Luke Stormie in a Stormtrooper box or Luke box? 

I would guess Stormie, unless the regular Luke is packed at more than 1:12.
If they did it with the Luke, you wouldn`t get a full set in each box, and I`m
pretty sure Medicom has been good about making sure you get a full set of
basic figs in each box of 12
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 12:59 PM
I want my Master Case now!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 5, 2005, 01:00 PM
I don't know.  My guess is that the Stormtrooper Luke is in the Luke box (as a Luke chase figure).  The other Luke chase (the Darth Luke) would be the Darth Vader chase, and the Stormtrooper Han would be the Stormtrooper chase.

But those are just guesses.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 01:04 PM
I really wish the pic with Luke Lake was taken with a box, could have narrowed it down a tad.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 5, 2005, 01:05 PM
Perhaps they are both Stormtrooper chases, since the Stormtrooper is 3:12 or 4:12?  (And Vader/Luke is the Vader chase)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 5, 2005, 01:11 PM
Perhaps they are both Stormtrooper chases, since the Stormtrooper is 3:12 or 4:12?  (And Vader/Luke is the Vader chase)
BING BING BING
I think this is how it will play out as well
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 5, 2005, 01:14 PM
BING BING BING

Do I get a prize?   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 5, 2005, 01:15 PM
Hey, now all we need is a Chewie in chains (as 'prisoner') and we can play out the 'Death Star Escape'...
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 5, 2005, 01:16 PM
Hey, now all we need is a Chewie in chains (as 'prisoner') and we can play out the 'Death Star Escape'...
:)
And a nice big KUBRICK DEATHSTAR!! lol

Title: Series 5
Post by: scaryandy on July 5, 2005, 01:29 PM
Stormtrooper Han and Luke rock . . .but not at $100 a pop!   :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 5, 2005, 01:30 PM
BING BING BING

Do I get a prize?   ;)
I might have an extra Wicket laying around here somewhere....  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 01:32 PM
Yeah, I find the $100. price tag a bit much. I could see Luke/Vader going for $90-$120. but not these. More in the $40. range.

You can have my Wicket too Jesse.  :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 5, 2005, 01:39 PM
Yeah, I find the $100. price tag a bit much. I could see Luke/Vader going for $90-$120. but not these. More in the $40. range.

You can have my Wicket too Jesse.  :-*

Once the ratio is known, I`m sure prices will settle down.
Probably won`t be as cheap as the Chase Sandtrooper or Constipated Han
though, so 40 sounds about right.

Also, metioned in a thread over at kubrick world, we should take care of
each other on these. If they are indeed 4/48 or 3/48, if I get an extra Luke,
I`ll trade for a Han or Han for  Luke if I get an extra Han. If we all do this,
I think it would be a great help to each other.

Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 5, 2005, 01:41 PM
Also, metioned in a thread over at kubrick world, we should take care of
each other on these.


Oh, absolutely.   8)

You can have my Wicket too Jesse.  :-*

I might have an extra Wicket laying around here somewhere.... ;)

Oh that would drive Brent nuts - Wicket Kubrick armybuilding!  Everyone knows how much he adores Ewoks, right?   ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 01:44 PM
Also, metioned in a thread over at kubrick world, we should take care of
each other on these.

Sounds good.

Oh that would drive Brent nuts - Wicket Kubrick armybuilding!  Everyone knows how much he adores Ewoks, right?   ;D


Yub...Yub!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 5, 2005, 02:12 PM


Oh that would drive Brent nuts - Wicket Kubrick armybuilding!  Everyone knows how much he adores Ewoks, right?   ;D

LOL, where the hell do you think my extra Wicket is going?  You're crazy enough to do the JediMac/PeteFett OC thing, you might as well be dumb enough to build an army of Wicket Kubrick's.   ::)

BTW, that Luke Stormie pic is HK Apestore - would the Luke chase be a Hong Kong version while Han is from Japan?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 02:16 PM
BTW, that Luke Stormie pic is HK Apestore - would the Luke chase be a Hong Kong version while Han is from Japan?

Could be, ya never know till we get this all sorted out.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 5, 2005, 02:30 PM
BTW, that Luke Stormie pic is HK Apestore - would the Luke chase be a Hong Kong version while Han is from Japan?

Crikey, I hope not.  Having to buy chases from two different sources would be a series pain in the buttinski.

They did that with the regular Cantina Band Member in series 2, IIRC, and the only difference then was the weapon. 

That would suck, to be honest.   :-[

LOL, where the hell do you think my extra Wicket is going?

Shall I start a "Donate Your Wickets to Jesse" thread?   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 02:38 PM
They did that with the regular Cantina Band Member in series 2, IIRC, and the only difference then was the weapon. 

Instrument.  ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 5, 2005, 03:15 PM
Nice to see Luke Stormie join the fray now as well...  8)

Crikey, I hope not.  Having to buy chases from two different sources would be a series pain in the buttinski.

They did that with the regular Cantina Band Member in series 2, IIRC, and the only difference then was the weapon. 

I believe that was also the case (Japan vs. Hong Kong) with the two Fett chases in Series 2, was it not?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 03:22 PM
I believe that was also the case (Japan vs. Hong Kong) with the two Fett chases in Series 2, was it not?

Ah nope, that was Series 1.  ::)

Boba Fett (ROTJ version w/ 2 red gauntlets - 1/48 CHASE from Hong Kong)
Boba Fett (Vintage version w/ 1 yellow and 1 red gauntlet - 1/48 CHASE from Japan)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 5, 2005, 03:25 PM
UGH! I knew it was coming, but still. So, there are 3 chase figures so far? Is the "Anakin" Vader figure a chase or the normal figure?
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 5, 2005, 03:27 PM
I believe that was also the case (Japan vs. Hong Kong) with the two Fett chases in Series 2, was it not?

Ah nope, that was Series 1.  ::)

That's what I meant, dilhole!  :-X
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 03:29 PM
I believe that was also the case (Japan vs. Hong Kong) with the two Fett chases in Series 2, was it not?

Ah nope, that was Series 1.  ::)

That's what I meant, dilhole!  :-X

We are so glad you can join us Alice!  :P   :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 5, 2005, 03:30 PM
UGH! I knew it was coming, but still. So, there are 3 chase figures so far? Is the "Anakin" Vader figure a chase or the normal figure?

I think everyone's assuming that the Anakin is the regular Vader.  At this point, it's still an assumption.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 5, 2005, 03:31 PM
Boba Fett (ROTJ version w/ 2 red gauntlets - 1/48 CHASE from Hong Kong)
Boba Fett (Vintage version w/ 1 yellow and 1 red gauntlet - 1/48 CHASE from Japan)

I guess I'm still learning - I had no idea they were chases from each country. 

So in that case, perhaps Mr. Bug has a possible answer?   :-[

BTW, that Luke Stormie pic is HK Apestore - would the Luke chase be a Hong Kong version while Han is from Japan?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 03:45 PM
Matt has a list in the Power of the Kubricks (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=4623.msg63544#msg63544) thread. I don't think it has been updated since then, I will have to check on that.  :)

With all the excitment that been going on in that past few months, it's easy to forget.  :-[
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 5, 2005, 03:53 PM
Matt has a list in the Power of the Kubricks (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=4623.msg63544#msg63544) thread.

That's a great list that Matt compiled - I used that as the beginning of my formal JD checklist, which is here (http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/checklists/other/kubricks.php), but I'll need to add the fact that the Fett chases in Series 1 were from different countries (also have to add Luke Stormtrooper chase).

I guess this would be a good time to mention that I'm working on a Kubricks checklist, eh?  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 03:55 PM
I guess this would be a good time to mention that I'm working on a Kubricks checklist, eh?  ;)

Really, I didn't know that, eh.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 5, 2005, 05:55 PM
Did we ever figure out if Jawa/Logray was a HK/Jap variation?
My memory is shot  ???

Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 5, 2005, 07:19 PM
Did we ever figure out if Jawa/Logray was a HK/Jap variation?
My memory is shot  ???

I pulled a VC Jawa from a box from hlj.com.  I would guees hlj would get their boxes from a Japanese distributor, and I believe Padawan pulled a Logray from Spanky's.  I'm not sure where Spanky gets his distrubution from but it is a Japanese site.  I think that the Logray/Jawa chases may have been evenly distributed between HK/JP.  We could have seen more Jawas than Lograys because people were more willing to sell a variant (VC Jawa) and a unique figure (Logray).  At least thats what I think.

 :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 5, 2005, 07:48 PM
Oh man, another chase. Its awesome, but its going to hurt when we have to pay for them. I wish i could afford the master case.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 09:21 PM
Oh brother, both the Stormtrooper chases have been Bin'd. The gang from KW will recognize the bidders name.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 5, 2005, 09:31 PM
Oh brother, both the Stormtrooper chases have been Bin'd. The gang from KW will recognize the bidders name.

Yeah I saw that they were bought by undsputed.  I believe he is new to collecting kubricks but he sure has deeeeeeep pockets.  He could have just bought a master case with what he paid for the stormtrooper chases and 1 case.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 10:04 PM
hk_apestore just put another Han and Luke Stormie up for auction for the same price.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 5, 2005, 10:11 PM
Gah :o  $99.99 each plus shipping.  Lordy, I do hope they come down from that. 

Alternately I hope at least one chase shows up in my box.  I'm way overdue.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 5, 2005, 10:16 PM
hk_apestore just put another Han and Luke Stormie up for auction for the same price.

I wonder if they're 4:48; I don't believe they could stay at $100.  At least thats what I'm hoping for.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 5, 2005, 10:23 PM
hk_apestore just put another Han and Luke Stormie up for auction for the same price.

I wonder if they're 4:48; I don't believe they could stay at $100.  At least thats what I'm hoping for.

I think we're thinking they are packed like the white pauldron sandtrooper and Hibernation sickness Han was.  That would be the 3:48 or 4:48 ration, which should result in a price decrease from $100.  As has been said earlier, probably not to the point of $10 or so, but down to $40 ish, maybe less.  I could live with those prices as VAder's going to be a bitch anyway.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 5, 2005, 10:54 PM
dun think they're 4/48 cause one of the guys from KW bought a case of 12 and didnt get any chases pieces.. unless his box was tampered with...
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 5, 2005, 10:57 PM
If he bought a box of 12, thats leaves 3 boxes in the Master Case that may contain the chases.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 5, 2005, 11:59 PM
If he bought a box of 12, thats leaves 3 boxes in the Master Case that may contain the chases.

Exactly my luck on the first three series'.  No chase, three boxes.  In fact aren't two out of three boxes no chase boxes?  One will contain the Vader, another will contain the stormtroopers and then the other two are normal?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 6, 2005, 12:22 AM
Just looked up what happened with my Master Case's when I got them.

Series 2 Master Case.

Box 1: Indy.
Box 2: 4 White Sandtroopers.
Box 3: 4 Orange Sandtroopers.
Box 4:  4 Orange Sandtroopers.
All contained the Cantina Member with the stand.

Series 3 Master Case:

Box 1: Carb Han, Jawa.
Box 2: Carb Han, Jawa.
Box 3: 4 Hybernation Sickness Han's.
Box 4: Carb Han, VC Jawa.
No Logray.

So yes, 2 boxes will be normal.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 6, 2005, 12:43 AM
 :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 6, 2005, 12:46 AM
:-*

 :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 6, 2005, 01:58 AM
I love this board ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 6, 2005, 05:28 AM
By chance does anybody need a Chase Jawa from series 3??  I need a Droids Fett or Droids R2.
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 6, 2005, 09:19 AM
Damn, i dont think they will stay that high. I hope not anyway.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 6, 2005, 10:44 AM
Damn, i dont think they will stay that high. I hope not anyway.

I don`t think so either. Seeing as how these have shown up, and no
chase vaders, I think these will be easier to get.
I want mine now! I can`t wait much longer to get these guys  ;D

By the way, what is this?  :-*  Is it blowing a kiss?....
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 6, 2005, 11:28 AM
Damn, i dont think they will stay that high. I hope not anyway.

for all u know.. there're plently of luke and han troopers..
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 6, 2005, 08:21 PM
By chance does anybody need a Chase Jawa from series 3??  I need a Droids Fett or Droids R2.

I have an extra Droids R2 somewhere, but the card's a little dinged up.  You looking for MOMC, or an opener?

And is your VC Jawa still sealed in the clear baggie?

LMK, and maybe we can swing something...


- Matt
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 6, 2005, 08:39 PM
Stormie Han and Luke chases?   :o

Wow.

I can't wait to get my hands on these...  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 6, 2005, 08:42 PM
By chance does anybody need a Chase Jawa from series 3??  I need a Droids Fett or Droids R2.

I have an extra Droids R2 somewhere, but the card's a little dinged up.  You looking for MOMC, or an opener?

And is your VC Jawa still sealed in the clear baggie?

LMK, and maybe we can swing something...


- Matt

Bastard holding out on me >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 6, 2005, 10:09 PM
JediMAC (Matt)...pm right back at ya!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 7, 2005, 12:14 AM
Just found another pic of Luke/Vader figure on Yahoo Japan. It doesn't say anything about ratios though. Great chase figure.

(http://img155.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/2/1/7/1/reinbowbeach-img600x450-1120701375cimg3122.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 7, 2005, 12:24 AM
For some reason it didn't dawn on me before that the Luke/Vader Chase doesn't come with the full helmet, but instead it is "blasted" open.  I had it in my head that you wouldn't be able to tell which Vader you had until you opened the sealed baggie and removed Vader's helmet.

Thanks for the pic Simon!
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 7, 2005, 12:41 AM
Bastard holding out on me >:(

Now you know I wouldn't do that to you, you grumpy old bastard...  ::)

Nah, I'm only dangling it for potential trading purposes, as I'm still short one VC Jawa, and was contemplating doing a swap for it.  That's all.

Otherwise, I have no intentions of letting it go, as I'd like a carded and loose of each unique carded figure.  But since you swiped the opener Holo Leia the other day, you don't deserve to even sniff my Droids R2, punk.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 12:44 AM
Bastard holding out on me >:(

Now you know I wouldn't do that to you, you grumpy old bastard...  ::)

Nah, I'm only dangling it for potential trading purposes, as I'm still short one VC Jawa, and was contemplating doing a swap for it.  That's all.

Otherwise, I have no intentions of letting it go, as I'd like a carded and loose of each unique carded figure.  But since you swiped the opener Holo Leia the other day, you don't deserve to even sniff my Droids R2, punk.

He got the droids Fett out from under me on eBay too!!  :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 12:45 AM
Just found another pic of Luke/Vader figure on Yahoo Japan. It doesn't say anything about ratios though. Great chase figure.



That looks great! I was thinking how we were going to know the chase Vader too, I didn`t think of it being baggied like this. Me likey!
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 7, 2005, 12:45 AM
He got the droids Fett out from under me on eBay too!!  :P

How much did Brent pull that one off for, Adam?  If it was less than $40, then he's even more of a punk.  >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 12:50 AM
He got the droids Fett out from under me on eBay too!!  :P

How much did Brent pull that one off for, Adam?  If it was less than $40, then he's even more of a punk.  >:(
Hmm, let me look real quick....
48.00
I stopped watching at 45 or so. I probably would have went 50 in the heat
of the moment if I was watching it end.

Still a good deal on it IMO. I mean, I bought 100$ Indy, so I don`t know why
I`m having a hard time buying a Fett for opening purposes. Something about
that much for a carded figure and opening it I guess...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 7, 2005, 02:30 AM
 :-X
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 07:48 AM
Just got this in the mail:
"Sorry about the delay. I have just sent you the invoice, please check.
You will be receiving a sealed carton contains 4 boxes of SW4 "

Waiting for that invoice and the BIG wait begins for them to arrive!
I feel like flying over and grabbing them  ;D
I`m as giddy as a schoolgirl tee hee!  :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 7, 2005, 08:58 AM
haha..

i'm waiting for my email too...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 7, 2005, 09:33 AM
Those of you getting Master cases, could you document what you get and publish it here, so that if we can see if there is any pattern to the packing. I'll be getting 2 Mastercase in the next 2-3 days so I'll publish my results here ASAP. It might reduce unnecessay openings.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 10:02 AM
Those of you getting Master cases, could you document what you get and publish it here, so that if we can see if there is any pattern to the packing. I'll be getting 2 Mastercase in the next 2-3 days so I'll publish my results here ASAP. It might reduce unnecessay openings.

Will try my best to document the boxes inside.
I remember last time was a great help. Not sure how long, but I`m thinking it
will take a week or maybe more to get here once I pay for it, still waiting on
the invoice. RAH Vader will be shipping too, so they may be waiting for that
to ship with the Kubs.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 7, 2005, 11:38 AM
Just got my invoice too.  Should be here by Tuesday or so.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 7, 2005, 11:55 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=90915&item=5986070924&rd=1

first basic set.. but still no ratios..

Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 7, 2005, 11:56 AM
That a good price for the set before you take into account shipping of course.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 7, 2005, 12:07 PM
So who is stealing auction pictures off of who?

lokhobbies:

Star Wars kubrick S4 6p (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=69528&item=6190928623&rd=1)

(http://www.kidultgarden.com/lokhobbies/img/star%20wars/S4_6a1.jpg)

charlesay:

Star Wars Kubrick x6 Luke skywalker darth vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=90915&item=5986070924&rd=1)

(http://www.kidultgarden.com/charlesay/img/kubrick/sw/s46a.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 7, 2005, 12:13 PM
I'd say charlesay since his picture is cropped.  Ol' Charle probably doesn't have the goods in hand .
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 7, 2005, 12:16 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1345&item=5986087738&rd=1

vader removable mask.. why so cheap??
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 7, 2005, 12:24 PM
Looks like he caught his error.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 7, 2005, 12:25 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1345&item=5986087738&rd=1

vader removable mask.. why so cheap??

dammit! its sold out.

Hummm why so cheap? Maybe this is the more common chase?  The seller had two up for sale.
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 7, 2005, 12:28 PM
wow.

Maybe undsputed is not so misguided after all.  He may have bought the two real chases.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 12:28 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1345&item=5986087738&rd=1

vader removable mask.. why so cheap??

dammit! its sold out.

Hummm why so cheap? Maybe this is the more common chase?  The seller had two up for sale.

Was that one of our own that grabbed on? If so, congrats!
I guess he could have had 2 if they got a few master cases to break up and
sell off, but still not sure why list it so cheaply.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 12:29 PM
wow.

Maybe undsputed is not so misguided after all.  He may have bought the two real chases.



Anything is possible at this point!
The seller does seem to know whats what with his stuff, so.....
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 7, 2005, 12:42 PM
i have this feeling there's one more chase that we all dont know abt..

if not the han trooper is the 1/96 since medicom loves harrison ford so much
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 7, 2005, 12:43 PM
I took a chance and grabbed this Chase Vader (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5986087738&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)!  Even if it proves to be one of the more common chases, it seemed like a good deal.

edit... It's the same that yujun posted:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1345&item=5986087738&rd=1

vader removable mask.. why so cheap??

Since I'm new at this Kubrick game, I'm hoping he's a reputable seller.  99.5% for 1319 positives.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 12:49 PM
I took a chance and grabbed this Chase Vader (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5986087738&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)!  Even if it proves to be one of the more common chases, it seemed like a good deal.

edit... It's the same that yujun posted:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1345&item=5986087738&rd=1

vader removable mask.. why so cheap??

Since I'm new at this Kubrick game, I'm hoping he's a reputable seller.  99.5% for 1319 positives.

Looks good. I would have gotten it too, figure it wouldn`t be a bad price
either way, if its the hard chase, GREAT PRICE!

Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 7, 2005, 12:55 PM
i saw 3 auctions for it but i didnt grab..

thought it would be cheaper to get it as a set..

hopefully i'm right..
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 7, 2005, 01:03 PM
i have this feeling there's one more chase that we all dont know abt..

if not the han trooper is the 1/96 since medicom loves harrison ford so much

Just a clarification - a master case has 4 boxes of 12 figures for 48 figures total.  So if a figure is 1:96, that would mean that it is only 1 in every 2 master cases?  Ouch.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 7, 2005, 01:05 PM
i have this feeling there's one more chase that we all dont know abt..

if not the han trooper is the 1/96 since medicom loves harrison ford so much

Just a clarification - a master case has 4 boxes of 12 figures for 48 figures total.  So if a figure is 1:96, that would mean that it is only 1 in every 2 master cases?  Ouch.

Ah yep.  Nice grab on the Luke/Vader Jesse.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 7, 2005, 01:17 PM
My master case of series 4 shipped yesterday.  Hopefully in the next few days we can get some solid packing ratios for everything.   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 7, 2005, 02:06 PM


Just a clarification - a master case has 4 boxes of 12 figures for 48 figures total.  So if a figure is 1:96, that would mean that it is only 1 in every 2 master cases?  Ouch.

Actually that is technically correct, however a chase is included in every sealed case.

Whether its a Hong Kong chase or a Japanese chase makes it 1/96.  It is really 1/48

I glad I could confuse you more.
Title: Series 5
Post by: scaryandy on July 7, 2005, 02:48 PM
FYI - Charlesay and Lokhobbies are the same guy!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 7, 2005, 03:17 PM
Really, well there you go. Guess he has multiple accounts. Thanks for letting us know Andy.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 7, 2005, 03:20 PM
Forget it, people.  I was the one who pounced on one of the Darth Lukes.  I was super-excited and then when I got back from lunch to pay him, I had an e-mail from him saying that he made a mistake and that he had to cancel them.  (But I had already won it, and it still shows that I won it for $23.88.)  He offered to sell me the full basic set of 6 for 59.99.  I told him to forget it, as I already have someone who's got them for me...for cheaper.  So I told him I only wanted the chases.  He said he may be able to get me a better price for the 3.  Hmmm.  Let's see.  J-off!.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 7, 2005, 03:25 PM
Forget it, people.  I was the one who pounced on one of the Darth Lukes.  I was super-excited and then when I got back from lunch to pay him, I had an e-mail from him saying that he made a mistake and that he had to cancel them.  (But I had already won it, and it still shows that I won it for $23.88.)  He offered to sell me the full basic set of 6 for 59.99.  I told him to forget it, as I already have someone who's got them for me...for cheaper.  So I told him I only wanted the chases.  He said he may be able to get me a better price for the 3.  Hmmm.  Let's see.  J-off!.
:)

Oh oh, looks like Jesse's not going to be a happy camper!  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 7, 2005, 03:38 PM
Well I'm happy!!  'Cause that means that the chase will be 1/48 and not 1/96.  My checkbook cannot handle 1/96

Of course I'm assuming that another chase is not waiting to be revealed.

My ultimate nightmare would be a Japanese Chase Director George Lucas, esp. after founder on kubrick world indicated that that would be a good possibility.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 03:46 PM
Well I'm happy!!  'Cause that means that the chase will be 1/48 and not 1/96.  My checkbook cannot handle 1/96

Of course I'm assuming that another chase is not waiting to be revealed.

My ultimate nightmare would be a Japanese Chase Director George Lucas, esp. after founder on kubrick world indicated that that would be a good possibility.
That would put me out of the Kubrick chase game I think.
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 7, 2005, 04:56 PM
Nah, I think I'd just avoid the really REALLY expensive ones at that point.  Love those little guys too much.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 04:59 PM
Nah, I think I'd just avoid the really REALLY expensive ones at that point.  Love those little guys too much.
:)
ok, you twisted my arm. I`d avoid the really expensive ones  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 7, 2005, 06:24 PM
I want these little guys, i cant take the suspense any more  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 7, 2005, 07:19 PM
Forget it, people.  I was the one who pounced on one of the Darth Lukes.  I was super-excited and then when I got back from lunch to pay him, I had an e-mail from him saying that he made a mistake and that he had to cancel them.  (But I had already won it, and it still shows that I won it for $23.88.)  He offered to sell me the full basic set of 6 for 59.99.  I told him to forget it, as I already have someone who's got them for me...for cheaper.  So I told him I only wanted the chases.  He said he may be able to get me a better price for the 3.  Hmmm.  Let's see.  J-off!.
:)

Damn, I basically got the same e-mail.  I had already paid him with PayPal, so he refunded me the money before I even knew about this e-mail:

"Hi,
 
thanks for your bidding on Chase Darth Vader.
 
However, I am sorry that it is a wrong listing. I will refund the payment to you. Please check
 
Sorry for the inconvenience. I would like to provide special offer of set of 6 if you want. USD58.00 including shipment cost.
 
lokhobbies"

I guess I'm outta luck.  Damn.   :-\

Well I'm happy!! 'Cause that means that the chase will be 1/48 and not 1/96. My checkbook cannot handle 1/96

Of course I'm assuming that another chase is not waiting to be revealed.


I'm confused - why do you think it's 1:48 instead of 1:96?
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 7, 2005, 07:25 PM
I'm confused - why do you think it's 1:48 instead of 1:96?
Because Star Wars have 12 boxes per 1 case thus making a master case of 48 boxes.  So buying a master case would get you the 1:48 chase figure.  :)

I don't think Star Wars Kubricks have a 1:96 ratio.  I think sellers like to use 1:96 instead of 1:48 because it looks more rare.  Even though they are just as rare because Star Wars are 12 to a case instead of 24 to case like Disney or Marvel.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 7, 2005, 08:10 PM
I'm confused - why do you think it's 1:48 instead of 1:96?
Because Star Wars have 12 boxes per 1 case thus making a master case of 48 boxes.  So buying a master case would get you the 1:48 chase figure.  :)

I don't think Star Wars Kubricks have a 1:96 ratio.  I think sellers like to use 1:96 instead of 1:48 because it looks more rare.  Even though they are just as rare because Star Wars are 12 to a case instead of 24 to case like Disney or Marvel.

I think they are just used to all the other lines having 1:96 that just cut
and paste that a lot too.
I know I won`t get one out of the master case we are getting, I got the
last one, so the other two guys have first crack at the chase in this
series. Whoever doesn`t get this one, gets the chase from series 5.
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 7, 2005, 09:11 PM

I'm confused - why do you think it's 1:48 instead of 1:96?

It breaks down like this.

First it depends on how many chase figures there are. 

Then you have to make an assumption that there are roughly equal distributed amounts for both cases originating from both Hong Kong and Japan.

So if that is true, if you bought a master case, it would contain one of the two chase figures if there were two chase figures.  So your probability of recieving chase #1 is 1/96 and the chance at recieving chase  #2 is 1/96. 

You probability of recieving chase #1 OR chase #2 is 1/48.

If there is only one chase figure the distribution is fixed at 1/48.

If there are two chase figures the distribution is fixed at 1/96.

If there are three chase figures the distribution is fixed at 1/192.

By chase I mean major chase figures not minor ones like those packed 4/48.


I'm hoping there is only one chase figure so that the odds stay at the rather hospitable 1/48 level.

Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 7, 2005, 09:58 PM
Hey JesseVader08,
I think that eBay Darth Luke seller who stiffed us both liked you more.  He offered you a better deal.  (58.00 to my 59.99 - LOL)

But you know what?  I was thinking.  What mistake was he referring to?  His supposedly regular Darths are up for $9.99 with the Buy it Now.  But he put these Darth Lukes up at 23.88 each.  To me just sounds like he hadn't done his research.  He just realised after putting them up that he could get much more for those right now.  F-er!

Grrr.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 7, 2005, 10:55 PM
I think that eBay Darth Luke seller who stiffed us both liked you more.  He offered you a better deal.  (58.00 to my 59.99 - LOL)

I noticed that too - maybe because I had already paid him with PayPal he decided to give me a better deal?  Or maybe I'm just prettier.   :o   ;)

But you know what?  I was thinking.  What mistake was he referring to?  His supposedly regular Darths are up for $9.99 with the Buy it Now.  But he put these Darth Lukes up at 23.88 each.  

That's what I was confused about too.  The picture matched the description and everything appeared like it should be fine.  I think you're right - he suddenly decided that he should be charging more money.  Putz.   :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 7, 2005, 11:06 PM
Did anyone get any of series 4 yet? I'm going to wait a while.
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 7, 2005, 11:43 PM
Yeah.  I caved and picked up the full set and an extra Vader to give to my bro on his birthday.  (He thinks my Kubricks "freakin' rock!" and I just know when he sees even the regular Darth he's spontaneously combust.)  The seller was someone I trusted and he gave me a good price, I felt, for the whole bit+1.  $60.  And hey, I'll have a cool birthday myself come month-end.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 8, 2005, 12:05 AM
Chech out this photo of the regular Vader by Instinctoy. Totally amazing detail. Now I see why the head is so big.
(http://img145.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/9/8/8/2/h_kubrick-img600x390-1120738421sw4-darth001.jpeg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 8, 2005, 12:11 AM
All I can say is:

 (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/c020.gif)
Chech out this photo of the regular Vader by Instinctoy. Totally amazing detail. Now I see why the head is so big.
(http://img145.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/9/8/8/2/h_kubrick-img600x390-1120738421sw4-darth001.jpeg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 8, 2005, 12:16 AM
I think I will keep 3 regular Vaders and and display them like this. I mean it really is three figures in one: Episode 4, 5 and 6 versions of Vader.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 8, 2005, 02:07 AM
Chech out this photo of the regular Vader by Instinctoy. Totally amazing detail. Now I see why the head is so big.
(http://img145.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/9/8/8/2/h_kubrick-img600x390-1120738421sw4-darth001.jpeg)


 :o OH MY GOODNESS! :o

Looks like one of the best kubs in the SW line yet!
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 8, 2005, 02:15 AM
Now we know why it took so long to get a Vader. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 8, 2005, 02:45 AM
:o OH MY GOODNESS! :o

Looks like one of the best kubs in the SW line yet!

Whoa, you got that right! (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/Smileys/classic/shocked.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: scaryandy on July 8, 2005, 03:39 AM
Hmmmmm! That's gotta be 400% material?  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 8, 2005, 04:47 AM
 :o
Wow, that looks awesome!
Yeah, 400% material for sure!
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 8, 2005, 05:29 AM
I think I will keep 3 regular Vaders and and display them like this.

****.  I hate to say it, but I'm inclined to agree with you Simon.  I think I may be doing the same thing myself, and getting 3 regular Vaders.  Ugh.

Absolutely stunning figure though!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 8, 2005, 05:47 AM
I think I will keep 3 regular Vaders and and display them like this.

****.  I hate to say it, but I'm inclined to agree with you Simon.  I think I may be doing the same thing myself, and getting 3 regular Vaders.  Ugh.

Absolutely stunning figure though!

Yeah, I was kidding before when I said I needed a few Vaders to display, but
after seeing this pic, I will need 2-3 for sure.
I will probably have extra ones too. I`ll offer any extras here and KW before
eBay.
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 8, 2005, 06:29 AM
I can't believe that's the basic Vader.  Man, oh man, is that ever fantastic!
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 8, 2005, 09:00 AM
3 chase figure up on the auction block:

SECRETS DARTH VADER 1:48 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986252286&rd=1)

CHASE SECRETS LUKE STORMTROOPER (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986252389&rd=1)

HAN Solo STORMTROOPER (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986252437&rd=1)

vince.carter15 is listing the Luke/Vader at a ratio of 1:48 and no ratio on the Han/Luke Stormtroopers.
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 8, 2005, 09:29 AM
3 chase figure up on the auction block:

SECRETS DARTH VADER 1:48 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986252286&rd=1)

CHASE SECRETS LUKE STORMTROOPER (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986252389&rd=1)

HAN Solo STORMTROOPER (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986252437&rd=1)

vince.carter15 is listing the Luke/Vader at a ratio of 1:48 and no ratio on the Han/Luke Stormtroopers.

I saw those as well, what i find interesting is that he has the Han set at the most expensive? Kind of odd.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 8, 2005, 09:38 AM
3 chase figure up on the auction block:

SECRETS DARTH VADER 1:48 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986252286&rd=1)

CHASE SECRETS LUKE STORMTROOPER (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986252389&rd=1)

HAN Solo STORMTROOPER (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986252437&rd=1)

vince.carter15 is listing the Luke/Vader at a ratio of 1:48 and no ratio on the Han/Luke Stormtroopers.

I saw those as well, what i find interesting is that he has the Han set at the most expensive? Kind of odd.

WTF?  He revised the Han Stormtrooper after listing it.

The seller has revised the following item information:

Date Jul-08-05   Time 06:08:31 PDT
Revised Information  Quantity Minimum Bid Price Item Location

He had 2 Hans listed in the one auction and it was a $89.99 Bin.
Title: Series 5
Post by: scaryandy on July 8, 2005, 10:35 AM
Jeez! These guys are tripping themselves over left, right and centre!  ???

Ain't no way I'm buying until a few more are listed and some kinda idea of the ratios are established!

I'd hate to put down $200 for the Luke/Han chases to find 'em at $40-50 a pop in a week or so!  ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 8, 2005, 11:00 AM
I am holding off until everything is set. I mean to buy a set, plus all 3 chases at those prices, i am just beter off buying a master case. If i could afford that i would.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 8, 2005, 11:24 AM
So do we have any real idea what is what yet?  I've tried reading through this thread to catch up (I was gone for a vacation), but I'm still a bit confused about the Chases...

So, a "regular" box of 12 looks like this:

4x Darth Vader
4x Stormtrooper
1x Emperor
1x Hoth Han
1x Bespin Luke
1x Nien Nunb

And the Chases are:
Darth Vader (Dagobah Cave)
Stormtrooper Han
Stormtrooper Luke

And that's all we know so far, yes?  No better info on ratios yet?


In a perfect world, the break down would be something like this:

15:48 Darth Vader
12:48 Stormtrooper
4:48 Emperor
4:48 Hoth Han
4:48 Bespin Luke
4:48 Nien Nunb
2:48 Stormtrooper Han
2:48 Stormtrooper Luke
1:48 Darth Vader (Dagobah Cave)

That way, I can get everything in one Master Case and be done...  ;)


Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 8, 2005, 11:26 AM
I have to brag.  SCORE!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5985010557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 8, 2005, 11:44 AM
I have to brag.  SCORE!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5985010557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT

Wow!.  Great deal indeed.  Congrat's.   ;D

Also I find it odd that Vince Carter had 2 Luke and 2 Han as Stormtrooper chases up for auction.  Unless he ripped through 16 cases of 12, it sounds to me like they are still going to be 4:48.  Maybe you even get 2 Lukes and 2 Hans per master case.  That would be really awesome.   8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 8, 2005, 11:55 AM
I have to brag.  SCORE!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5985010557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT

Holy ****!  :o  Thats one hell of a deal! Congrats.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Brian on July 8, 2005, 12:21 PM
Wow, yeah, heck of a deal there.  Big congrats. :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 8, 2005, 12:31 PM
Just observing Yahoo Japan, there are about 10 Luke/Vader's, 20 Han Stormies and only 5 Luke Stormies. And there is not one ratio mentioned on any of the auctions. Of course they know, but they are not letting on. Time will tell if the numbers even out. I'd say most of the HK sellers are gambling on what they see from Yahoo Auctions so that is why they are changing their prices. Alot of the photos they have are stolen from Yahoo Japan, so probably only a few of them have any in hand now to know what the ratios are.

Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 8, 2005, 12:33 PM
In a perfect world, the break down would be something like this:

15:48 Darth Vader
12:48 Stormtrooper
4:48 Emperor
4:48 Hoth Han
4:48 Bespin Luke
4:48 Nien Nunb
2:48 Stormtrooper Han
2:48 Stormtrooper Luke
1:48 Darth Vader (Dagobah Cave)

That way, I can get everything in one Master Case and be done...  ;)


Jeff

That looks real good, I hope you hit the nail on the head with that.  Even better IF the box breakdown was....
BOX 1 : Darth Vader CHASE
BOX 2 : 2 Luke Chases
BOX 3 : 2 Han Chases
BOX 4 : Regular set.

That way one would have a 75% chance of getting a chase by buying one box  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 8, 2005, 12:33 PM
Nice score Tony.  I clicked on and went meh, big deal at first, it's the same price as I paid for the Han hibernation.  Then I scrolled down to see the entire set as well :o  Excellent work.  

I noticed a seller firing off lots of $0.99 BINs last night on singles from that series.  Patience is clearly beneficial.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 8, 2005, 02:06 PM
OK, now that I will probably need 3 different Vaders (4 with the chase), and Stormies are always cool for army building, it looks like I'm probably going to go for a box of 12.  Anyone know who's got the best price on one?  I've never bought by the box before, and don't want to scroll through a bajillion posts to find out.  HLJ?  Or does anyone here have an extra box they need to ditch (for a reasonable price)?

Thanks for any info you can throw at me.  :-*



P.S.  Awesome score there Tony!  :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 8, 2005, 02:33 PM
Holy Cow!

Series 4 - Full Set of 9 = $300! (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986278615&rd=1)

Series 4 - Full Set of 9 = $320! (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986278637&rd=1)

There are a few of these auctions out there now...  $320 is about $100 more than the Series 3 sets were going for!   :-\

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 8, 2005, 02:46 PM
Holy Cow!

Series 4 - Full Set of 9 = $300! (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986278615&rd=1)

Series 4 - Full Set of 9 = $320! (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986278637&rd=1)

There are a few of these auctions out there now...  $320 is about $100 more than the Series 3 sets were going for!   :-\

Jeff

Yeah, but much more highly desirable chase pieces in series 4 plus more desirable regulars, at least to me.  The $300 is tempting.  If Vader is 1/48 he'll stick close to $100.  I expect the stormie twins to run around $30-50 after all is said and done and I expect the series to hold better value than Series 3 has, though it'll still settle out fairly cheap.  So it's about $50 overvalued depending on what you consider fair for a set of regulars.  They're about $7-8 each from HLJ after shipping, so about $50 for the set at full retail.  Hmm....
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 8, 2005, 03:32 PM
So do we have any real idea what is what yet?  I've tried reading through this thread to catch up (I was gone for a vacation), but I'm still a bit confused about the Chases...

So, a "regular" box of 12 looks like this:

4x Darth Vader
4x Stormtrooper
1x Emperor
1x Hoth Han
1x Bespin Luke
1x Nien Nunb

And the Chases are:
Darth Vader (Dagobah Cave)
Stormtrooper Han
Stormtrooper Luke

And that's all we know so far, yes?  No better info on ratios yet?


In a perfect world, the break down would be something like this:

15:48 Darth Vader
12:48 Stormtrooper
4:48 Emperor
4:48 Hoth Han
4:48 Bespin Luke
4:48 Nien Nunb
2:48 Stormtrooper Han
2:48 Stormtrooper Luke
1:48 Darth Vader (Dagobah Cave)

That way, I can get everything in one Master Case and be done...  ;)


Jeff

That would be great if it was broken down like that!
But, a perfect world this ain`t. Crossing my fingers though!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 8, 2005, 03:33 PM
I have to brag.  SCORE!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5985010557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT

Wow! Very nice!
Especially for you with doing your customs and such. Congrats!
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 8, 2005, 04:11 PM
Hey, anyone know if Marky Mark Hamill is into these l'il guys?  I'm sure HE'd get a real kick outta these.
:)

PS.  I just caved and spent $275 (shipping included) for a full set of 9 from one of my contacts.  (Someone I trust.)  Had about $200 set aside for them and moved stuff around to manage the other 75.  I figured if I don't buy 'em now, I'll use up that cash on stupid things like living expenses.  LOL

Now it's all about waiting for that Postman every day and giving him my 'excited doggy' impression.  LOL
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 8, 2005, 05:14 PM
Hey, anyone know if Marky Mark Hamill is into these l'il guys?  I'm sure HE'd get a real kick outta these.
:)

PS.  I just caved and spent $275 (shipping included) for a full set of 9 from one of my contacts.  (Someone I trust.)  Had about $200 set aside for them and moved stuff around to manage the other 75.  I figured if I don't buy 'em now, I'll use up that cash on stupid things like living expenses.  LOL

Now it's all about waiting for that Postman every day and giving him my 'excited doggy' impression.  LOL

I hate the waiting part, I just want them NOW.
Got the email today mine will be shipped out.
So Beer & Brick Fest 2005 will commence shortly after getting our master case  ;D
Oh, RAH Vader is coming in the same time as well, sweeeet!
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 8, 2005, 05:42 PM
It sucks that these are starting out so much higher than series 3. Patience, 300.00 plus shipping is just too much for me.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 8, 2005, 05:48 PM
It sucks that these are starting out so much higher than series 3. Patience, 300.00 plus shipping is just too much for me.
Above my price too.
I figure 100 for Vader, 40-50 each for the Han & Luke and 50 for the set is
what I would pay if I weren`t getting a case.
Still kinda high, but I would be OK with it.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 8, 2005, 05:49 PM
Well, Madsontoys has 2 MORE logray up for auction.
I stopped counting, but he`s had over a dozen of them up I think.
Be very careful of this guy.
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 8, 2005, 05:59 PM
It sucks that these are starting out so much higher than series 3. Patience, 300.00 plus shipping is just too much for me.
Above my price too.
I figure 100 for Vader, 40-50 each for the Han & Luke and 50 for the set is
what I would pay if I weren`t getting a case.
Still kinda high, but I would be OK with it.

I agree, more feasable i guess  ::) but i can work with it.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 8, 2005, 06:29 PM
It sucks that these are starting out so much higher than series 3. Patience, 300.00 plus shipping is just too much for me.
Above my price too.
I figure 100 for Vader, 40-50 each for the Han & Luke and 50 for the set is
what I would pay if I weren`t getting a case.
Still kinda high, but I would be OK with it.

I agree, more feasable i guess  ::) but i can work with it.

I much rather the way we do it now. Me and two buddies split a master
case. We roll dice to see who gets the chase. Since I got it last time,
the other two have to fight it out this time.
And we split the Han carb sickness last time, so I think all in all I paid
about 145 for the full set.
That was getting lucky and grabbing Logray for $55 though.

So eager to get these, I can`t wait to rip into that case  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 8, 2005, 06:40 PM
Where is the best, i guess i mean cheapest place to get a master case, maybe its something to think about.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 8, 2005, 06:47 PM
Where is the best, i guess i mean cheapest place to get a master case, maybe its something to think about.

That's my big question right now.  How do I want to buy these?

1. Buy a master case and sell the rest.
2. Go in on a master case with someone already planning on that and pay 1/4 for my box of 12 (Jeff has kindly offered me the chance to do this).
3. Just order a box of 12.
4. eBay - not sure if I want to do this since I'm still new with Kubricks and don't want to get burned.  I definitely prefer working with guys I know I can trust (like at JD  ;)).

Choices, choices...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 8, 2005, 08:23 PM
Spanky?  Can you tell me more?

www.spanky.co.jp

International buyers have to buy through email, but they know English pretty well, and are very helpful.  Basically find what you are interested in on their site and email them with a link to the pictures and a description of the items you want to buy.   
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 8, 2005, 09:30 PM
Spanky?  Can you tell me more?

I figured that you, more than anyone, would know all there is to know about that topic already...
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 8, 2005, 09:38 PM
All I have to say is:

Nice avatar: (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-05/jedimac.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 9, 2005, 12:01 AM
Well, Madsontoys has 2 MORE logray up for auction.
I stopped counting, but he`s had over a dozen of them up I think.
Be very careful of this guy.

beware yes.. beware of all hk sellers now.. esp those putting up chases..

Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 9, 2005, 04:28 AM
Getting better...  $290. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986367155&rd=1)

beware yes.. beware of all hk sellers now.. esp those putting up chases..

Why do you suggest ALL Hong Kong sellers now, Yujun?  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 9, 2005, 10:25 AM
Getting better...  $290. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986367155&rd=1)

beware yes.. beware of all hk sellers now.. esp those putting up chases..

Why do you suggest ALL Hong Kong sellers now, Yujun?  :-\

I think he knows a few people that are in HK or shop HK and have heard/seen
the different fakes out there.
If all of a sudden, a dozen fetts and Indies show up, I think it`s kinda odd.
But, eBay`s motto is Buyer Beware, so always should be cautious any way.
I always check and see if the seller bought or sold some of the chase figures
before too. If someone sells dozens of Logray or Indy, somethings up.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 9, 2005, 11:19 AM
hey guys,

news for u.. i believe there's a japan/hk variant..

opened a japan master carton..

1st case found 2 luke trooper, 2nd 1 vader/luke, 3rd+4th.. no chases..

no han trooper..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 9, 2005, 11:23 AM
hey guys,

news for u.. i believe there's a japan/hk variant..

opened a japan master carton..

1st case found 2 luke trooper, 2nd 1 vader/luke, 3rd+4th.. no chases..

no han trooper..


Ugh! Only 2 Lukes per master case? Not good!
Hope I get one. I want this more than the Vader, actually.
I mean, I have to have Vader too, but really want Luke & Han a lot.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 9, 2005, 11:26 AM
Getting better...  $290. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5986367155&rd=1)

beware yes.. beware of all hk sellers now.. esp those putting up chases..

Why do you suggest ALL Hong Kong sellers now, Yujun?  :-\

sorry to generalise.. maybe not ALL hongkong sellers.. jst those new sellers..

after my experience with madsontoys and some fake bearbricks i bought in hk.. i'm paranoid now.. sorry for passing to u guys out there.. i dun mean to do so..  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 9, 2005, 11:29 AM
hey guys,

news for u.. i believe there's a japan/hk variant..

opened a japan master carton..

1st case found 2 luke trooper, 2nd 1 vader/luke, 3rd+4th.. no chases..

no han trooper..


It looks like the possibility of a Japan/HK variant is now true.

So Luke is a Japanese chase, making Han the Hong Kong chase.

Was the Luke chase in a Bespin Luke box?

Are you able to confirm the ratios of the regular figures?

Vader 4:12?
Stormie 3:12 or 4:12?
All others 1:12 or is Bespin Luke 2:12?

So many questions!   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 9, 2005, 11:33 AM
vader 4/12
stormie 4/12
the rest is 1/12

abt luke in which box, i got to check with my friend again.. haha..

i only know the ratios..  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 9, 2005, 11:40 AM
vader 4/12
stormie 4/12
the rest is 1/12

abt luke in which box, i got to check with my friend again.. haha..

i only know the ratios..  :-\

I`m going to guess the Luke/Vader was in a Vader box.
<never mind the rest of post, crossed signals talking about RAH Vader and Kubbie Vader, doh!>
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 9, 2005, 11:46 AM
hey guys,

news for u.. i believe there's a japan/hk variant..

opened a japan master carton..

1st case found 2 luke trooper, 2nd 1 vader/luke, 3rd+4th.. no chases..

no han trooper..


vader 4/12
stormie 4/12
the rest is 1/12

abt luke in which box, i got to check with my friend again.. haha..

i only know the ratios.. :-\

Thanks!

OK, doing some calculations:

Vader = 4:12
   Assuming Luke/Vader is Vader chase: 1:16 x 4:12 = 1:48
Stormtrooper = 4:12
   If Luke Stormtrooper is Stormtrooper chase: 2:16 x 4:12 = 1:24
Luke Bespin = 1:12
   If Luke Stormtrooper is Luke Bespin chase: 2:4 x 1:12 = 1:24
---edit... I guess I should add that since Luke Stormtrooper is only in the Japanese master cases, the ratio should be modified by a factor of 2, which would make it 1:48.
Hoth Han = 1:12
Emperor = 1:12
Nien Nunb = 1:12
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 9, 2005, 11:49 AM
now jst wait for the hk shipment..

han where're u???

Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 9, 2005, 12:20 PM
In a perfect world, the break down would be something like this:

15:48 Darth Vader
12:48 Stormtrooper
4:48 Emperor
4:48 Hoth Han
4:48 Bespin Luke
4:48 Nien Nunb
2:48 Stormtrooper Han
2:48 Stormtrooper Luke
1:48 Darth Vader (Dagobah Cave)

That way, I can get everything in one Master Case and be done...  ;)


Jeff

Pretty close Jeff!

Unfortunately, it looks like a master case will only get you one of those Stormtrooper variants.  The nice thing is you'll get 2 of them, so trading one for the other here should be fairly easy (assuming the Hong Kong Han Stormtrooper is also 2:48).
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 9, 2005, 03:25 PM
hey guys,

news for u.. i believe there's a japan/hk variant..

opened a japan master carton..

1st case found 2 luke trooper, 2nd 1 vader/luke, 3rd+4th.. no chases..

no han trooper.

Crap, that was what I was starting to fear. This just makes it hard when 4 people are in on a Master Case.  :-\

HLJ should be mentioning that there Kuby's are instock soon, only problem is it's going to be the end of the month or early next month till I see my shipment.(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/waiting.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 9, 2005, 04:25 PM
hey guys,

news for u.. i believe there's a japan/hk variant..

opened a japan master carton..

1st case found 2 luke trooper, 2nd 1 vader/luke, 3rd+4th.. no chases..

no han trooper.

Crap, that was what I was starting to fear. This just makes it hard when 4 people are in on a Master Case.  :-\

HLJ should be mentioning that there Kuby's are instock soon, only problem is it's going to be the end of the month or early next month till I see my shipment.(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/waiting.gif)

How come so long? Customs take that long with them? blech!  :-X

Yeah, splitting the case will be rough. 3 of us go in on them.
Last series, we rolled dice, highest picked a box first , then 2nd and 3rd.
This one, whoever gets the Vader chase, the other two get the Luke
Stormy (assuming we get a Jap case & not a HK case).
Either way, there might be 2 chases I have to buy when all is said and done.
I did order extra for myself for trading, so maybe I`ll get lucky and pull
a chase (crossing my fingers)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 9, 2005, 04:50 PM
How come so long? Customs take that long with them? blech!  :-X

Yep, customs takes forever plus waiting for the order. With Series 2, HLJ processed my order on Nov 1st then shipped on Nov 2nd. It was sitting in customs pending clearence on Nov 6th and on Nov 12th I received my order.

So that was 11 days waiting plus HLJ marks the shippment as merchandise so I get hit with all the customs fees. So yeah, end of the month or there abouts.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 9, 2005, 05:12 PM
How come so long? Customs take that long with them? blech!  :-X

Yep, customs takes forever plus waiting for the order. With Series 2, HLJ processed my order on Nov 1st then shipped on Nov 2nd. It was sitting in customs pending clearence on Nov 6th and on Nov 12th I received my order.

So that was 11 days waiting plus HLJ marks the shippment as merchandise so I get hit with all the customs fees. So yeah, end of the month or there abouts.

OUCH! How much are customs fees?
Whenever I send to Canada, I usually mark gift and a nominal price, but
I`m not a big business.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 9, 2005, 05:22 PM
With HLJ being a business (distributor), I guess they have to label the customs form as merchandise. As for customs fees, they take the value and convert it to Canadian then add 7% GST plus a $5. fee for the paper work. I think Brent pays 7% GST plus 7% PST and the $5. I think Jesse is in the same boat as me?

If something was small like a few action figures, I usually get whomever to label the parcel as a gift and mark the value really low. We are allowed up to $20. and anything else over that, we're nailed.  >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 9, 2005, 05:28 PM
As for customs fees, they take the value and convert it to Canadian then add 7% GST plus a $5. fee for the paper work. I think Brent pays 7% GST plus 7% PST and the $5. I think Jesse is in the same boat as me?

Nope, same boat as Brent.   :'(

14% of $400?  Not pretty.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 9, 2005, 05:30 PM
Nope, Jesse's more like me.  He has either two taxes, the GST at 7% and the PST at either 7 or 8 % or just something called the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) at 15% but I think that's more of an Eastern Canada thing.  Dale's the only one (ALberta) that pays only 7%.  

Basically Canada is tax mad, scraping every damn cent it can in every possible way.  It's really quite maddening to get hit with additional fees that way.  

Like Dale, I tend to ask anyone I trade with and most ebayers to mark a lower value, usually below $50 depending on the size of the package which can get it through.  Very occasionally someone says no on a moral basis and that's fine by me, it's their conscience they have to live with, not me.  

Retailers like HLJ, BBTS, etc. don't want any trouble, so they all mark it merchandise.  An occasional retailer will cut a break and one I used to deal with did it all the time, but he became rather unreliable.  

I did luck out with BBTS on the Series 2 set with Indy as it was $185 and that's how it was marked, but it looked like $18.5 so customs let that one go through unscathed.  

Customs also charges a flat $5 fee for each package it stops ::)

Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 9, 2005, 06:16 PM
Ugh, that sucks guys!
Does customs inspect packages a lot?
I`ve sent a few to Canada and other places, about 1/2 the time they get
held and opened. Once it took over a month for something to get to Australia,
it was in customs for over 3 weeks. It was just a SW mini I had traded, so
it`s not like it was a huge box or anything.

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 9, 2005, 06:29 PM
Ugh, that sucks guys!
Does customs inspect packages a lot?

Yep it sucks.  >:( 

It all depends on I guess who is working customs, in the last month or so I have only had 1 parcel opened by them out of around 25... knock on wood.  ;D

Sometimes I get nailed with fees on higher priced items and other time lower priced items, hit and miss.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 9, 2005, 11:45 PM
Well, I just heard back from my Kubrick Source...

I was quoted a price of $440 plus shipping for a Master Case of Series 4! ::)

It seems like pretty much even seller is uber-greedy this time around with Vader being involved.   :-\  I guess I won't be using him again for my Series 4... >:(

It's off to plan B to try to get a Master Case...  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 10, 2005, 06:12 AM
Well, I just heard back from my Kubrick Source...

I was quoted a price of $440 plus shipping for a Master Case of Series 4! ::)

It seems like pretty much even seller is uber-greedy this time around with Vader being involved.   :-\  I guess I won't be using him again for my Series 4... >:(

It's off to plan B to try to get a Master Case...  ;)

Is your kubrick source a store, or just someone you know?
This series is HOT HOT HOT, so prices will be high for awhile I think.
Did you check BBTS for a price?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 10, 2005, 06:21 AM
Nevermind. BBTS has them at 110 per box of 12, so $440 bucks plus shipping.

I`ll see if I can find anywhere else for ya
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 10, 2005, 01:26 PM
So far, HLJ (http://www.hlj.com/product/MEDKUB-208A) is the cheapest at 9360 yen (about $83 US / $100 CDN) - unfortunately, there's no shipping cost listed yet, which will obviously be a big factor coming from Japan.

Spanky's (http://www.spanky.co.jp/index2.html) a little more at 9828 yen (about $87.50 US / $106 CDN) - again, I'm not sure about shipping.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 10, 2005, 01:38 PM
So far, HLJ (http://www.hlj.com/product/MEDKUB-208A) is the cheapest at 9360 yen (about $83 US / $100 CDN) - unfortunately, there's no shipping cost listed yet, which will obviously be a big factor coming from Japan.

Spanky's (http://www.spanky.co.jp/index2.html) a little more at 9828 yen (about $87.50 US / $106 CDN) - again, I'm not sure about shipping.

I would think shipping would be around $20, right?
Maybe a bit lower or a bit higher.
I will probably have an extra Vader and Stormie if that helps you out at all.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 10, 2005, 02:02 PM
I never get chase figures when I order from HLJ. The one time I ordered from BigBadToyStore I got a vinyl Jawa. I think I'll stick with my guns.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 10, 2005, 02:23 PM
I was lucky to get in on the Early Bird pre-order with HLJ. The price per box was 8,892 Yen, $79.24 US - $89.00 CDN on todays conversion so about $317.00 US - $385 CDN on the Master Case.

As for shipping to me, Series 3 was around $44.00 US - $54.00 CDN by SAL (Surface-Land-Air). Then add customs which I think was around $18.00 CDN. Most of it depends on the rate of exchange when my CC is charged. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 10, 2005, 10:33 PM
So are we satisfied on the ratio for Vader?  It sure looks to be the 1:48.

Any thoughts on the pricing currently for the chase figure?  Looks to be set currently at $94-99 US.  Fair?  Not fair?  Looks like a few folks think that price will drop as several have lasted for a chunk of time on the bay.  What's happening over on yahoo? 

I still think the price for Han/Luke should come down from the $90 range. 

In other news, the latest auction for the Rebo band went at $150+ :o  The damn price is going the wrong way :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 10, 2005, 10:50 PM
Most everything I have seen says that in a Master Case you get:

Dagobah Vader = 1/48 (one per Master Case)
and
Stormtrooper Luke = 2/48 (Two per Master Case)
or
Stormtrooper Han = 2/48 (Two per Master Case)

The Stormtrooper Han and Luke seem to be an even spilt, not sure if it is a Hong Kong/Japan difference or not just yet.  As for the eBay prices, since you get either Han OR Luke in a Master Case (and not both in one case), that makes them both 2/96 or 1/48.

For example...

Series 4 Master Case (version 1) has:
15:48 Darth Vader
14:48 Stormtrooper
4:48 Emperor
4:48 Hoth Han
4:48 Bespin Luke
4:48 Nien Nunb
2:48 Stormtrooper Luke
1:48 Dagobah Darth Vader

and Series Master Case (version 2) has:
15:48 Darth Vader
14:48 Stormtrooper
4:48 Emperor
4:48 Hoth Han
4:48 Bespin Luke
4:48 Nien Nunb
2:48 Stormtrooper Han
1:48 Dagobah Darth Vader

So, on average (assuming version 1 and version 2 are equally distributed), the Total for two master cases would be=
30:96 Darth Vader (5:16)
28:96 Stormtrooper (7:24)
8:96 Emperor (1:12)
8:96 Hoth Han (1:12)
8:96 Bespin Luke (1:12)
8:96 Nien Nunb (1:12)
2:96 Stormtrooper Han (1:48)
2:96 Stormtrooper Luke (1:48)
2:96 Dagobah Darth Vader (1:48)


If that holds true (all 3 CHASE = 1/48), I would expect to see Stormie Han and Stormie Luke hang around the $90 range for a while...  :-\

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 10, 2005, 10:59 PM
 Do we know for sure that the stormtrooper chase (Han or Luke, doesn't matter) is only two per box?  That's a new packing scheme for the good folks that make these things.  I guess I wouldn't expect four either though. 

If it is the case, we're looking at about a $350 set, so in this instance a master case sure as hell looks like a smart move. 

Since that one seller was around the $300 mark, I'm going to guess that there's more than 2 stormtrooper chase per box. 

Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 10, 2005, 11:08 PM
Do we know for sure that the stormtrooper chase (Han or Luke, doesn't matter) is only two per box?
...I'm going to guess that there's more than 2 stormtrooper chase per box. 


Well, there was this post:

news for u.. i believe there's a japan/hk variant..

opened a japan master carton..

1st case found 2 luke trooper, 2nd 1 vader/luke, 3rd+4th.. no chases..

no han trooper..

And I also heard the same thing (Stormie Han/Luke = 2 per master case) from my source too...

 :-\

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 10, 2005, 11:15 PM
My master case is at my post office.  They tried to deliver it today and I missed it.   :'(

Tomorrow the ratios will be known.  I realize we have a pretty good idea thanks to yujun and others, but I'm still hoping for some better results.   :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 10, 2005, 11:19 PM
the cheapest han trooper i've seen is going for 7000yen at toyshop_rough from japan..

they have vader/luke too.. i think it was going for 15000yen..

Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 10, 2005, 11:45 PM
Translate to dollars please. :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 11, 2005, 12:35 AM
Translate to dollars please. :-*

www.xe.com
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 11, 2005, 12:51 AM
A Luke Stromtrooper just sold for $49.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 11, 2005, 12:57 AM
A Luke Stromtrooper just sold for $49.

And it's a weird auction too:  click me (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986449196&rd=1)

Like the rest of you jokers, I've been watching like a hawk and I never saw this one, nothing priced that low.  It's not a BIN, so where was it hidden?  The category is normal but it was listed yesterday and sold today??  Private listing?

And while I'm at it, how are guys managing to have full sets for sale?  If it's a HK/Japan split, isn't it awfully quick to have pictures together?  What about three boxes with chase and only a single blank?  One box with chase Vader, one box with two Han, one box with two Luke? 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 11, 2005, 09:08 AM
A Luke Stromtrooper just sold for $49.

And it's a weird auction too:  click me (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986449196&rd=1)

Like the rest of you jokers, I've been watching like a hawk and I never saw this one, nothing priced that low.  It's not a BIN, so where was it hidden?  The category is normal but it was listed yesterday and sold today??  Private listing?

It was there, I saw it when it was listed and it wasn't hidden. I just type in Kubrick Star Wars and it showed up.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 11, 2005, 09:09 AM
My master case is at my post office.  They tried to deliver it today and I missed it.   :'(

Tomorrow the ratios will be known.  I realize we have a pretty good idea thanks to yujun and others, but I'm still hoping for some better results.   :-\

Keep a good tab on the placement of the Kuby's and the boxes.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 11, 2005, 10:26 AM
i might have 2 lukes so whoever wants to swap for a han pls let me know!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 11, 2005, 10:59 AM
A Luke Stromtrooper just sold for $49.

And it's a weird auction too:  click me (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986449196&rd=1)

Like the rest of you jokers, I've been watching like a hawk and I never saw this one, nothing priced that low.  It's not a BIN, so where was it hidden?  The category is normal but it was listed yesterday and sold today??  Private listing?

It was there, I saw it when it was listed and it wasn't hidden. I just type in Kubrick Star Wars and it showed up.

Yep, theres another one by the same seller.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 11, 2005, 11:09 AM
The word frow the Japanese seller is that Luke is 1:48 and the Luke and Han chase are 1:24. But you will get either 2 Lukes or 2 Hans in each master case. Not one of each. There is no HK/Japan variation. There are plenty of each for sale here. I might be getting my Mastercase in tomorrow or the next day as well so eith Jon or myself should be able to shed some light on it.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 11, 2005, 11:17 AM
So some of us will ethier get a Han or Luke then, strange ratio on them. Thanks for an update Simon.  :)

I expect HLJ to have something soon, I checked there site earlier this morning and Series 4 was showing in there system and now it's not there.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 11, 2005, 11:26 AM
I expect HLJ to have something soon, I checked there site earlier this morning and Series 4 was showing in there system and now it's not there.

Yay!  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 11, 2005, 12:00 PM
Got my shipping notice last night, kubs should be here by Friday or Monday at
the latest.
Also, RAH Vader is arriving at the same time  ;D ;D ;D

Can`t wait!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 11, 2005, 12:58 PM
They have arrived.   ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/IM000821.jpg)

Okay so here are my beautiful diagrams again.  Please note I had to flip the boxes over in the master case to get them like that.   

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/Kubrickcaseboxcopy.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/kubrick4pack.jpg)

Box 1

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Stormtrooper
7. Stormtrooper
8. Emperor
9. Bespin Luke
10. Hoth Han
11. Nien Nunb
12. Luke/ Vader chase  ;D

Box 2

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Bespin Luke
11. Hoth Han
12. Nien Nunb

Box 3

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Bespin Luke
11. Hoth Han
12. Nien Nunb

Box 4

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Emperor
8. Bespin Luke
9. Hoth Han
10. Han in Stormtrooper disguise  ;D
11. Han in Stormtrooper disguise  ;D
12. Nien Nunb

The aftermath.  ;) 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/IM000824.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/IM000825.jpg)

This is the best Star Wars Kubrick line to date IMO.  Vader is the best Kubrick ever.  The Emperor is also much better looking in person IMO.  Both Vader & the Emperor are pretty heavy for Kubrick's.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 11, 2005, 01:02 PM
Holy, sweet news. Congrats on the 2 chases.  8)

So I guessing that the Luke/Vader came in a Vader box?
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 11, 2005, 01:04 PM
u got han as the chase?

urs a japan or hk shipment?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 11, 2005, 01:05 PM
u got han as the chase?

urs a japan or hk shipment?

Spanky from Japan
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 11, 2005, 01:06 PM
Holy, sweet news. Congrats on the 2 chases.  8)

So I guessing that the Luke/Vader came in a Vader box?

Thanks.   :)

Luke/Vader is in a Vader box.   
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 11, 2005, 01:15 PM
A Luke Stromtrooper just sold for $49.

And it's a weird auction too:  click me (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986449196&rd=1)

Like the rest of you jokers, I've been watching like a hawk and I never saw this one, nothing priced that low.  It's not a BIN, so where was it hidden?  The category is normal but it was listed yesterday and sold today??  Private listing?

It was there, I saw it when it was listed and it wasn't hidden. I just type in Kubrick Star Wars and it showed up.

How'd I miss it??  I do the same search.  Stupid old man.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 11, 2005, 01:24 PM
I have eBay set up to search all items and sort by Time: newly listed. As of now, the other Luke is 4th from the top.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 11, 2005, 01:25 PM
Those pics look familiar.... stop teasing me!
Nice breakdown on the cases too, thanks!
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 11, 2005, 02:16 PM
Very awesome man! They look great.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2005, 02:23 PM
Wow, congrats!

Guess that's more evidence for the "2x Stormie Chase per Master Case" theory.

Good to see both Stormie Luke and Stormie Han coming from Japan cases, means there is a good chance to find a trading buddy to Swap Chases.  Stormie Han for Stormie Luke should be a pretty safe trade...

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 11, 2005, 02:37 PM
Holy ****! Did you check out the ending price of this!  :o   :o

 Kubrick Series 1 Bobba Fett 2pcs Rare Chase (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5985922590&rd=1)

And WTF is a Bobba Fett!  :D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 11, 2005, 03:15 PM
Wow, congrats!

Guess that's more evidence for the "2x Stormie Chase per Master Case" theory.



Yup, I'd agree with that.  Too bad though, would have been nice if it'd been three per.

Holy ****! Did you check out the ending price of this!  :o   :o

 Kubrick Series 1 Bobba Fett 2pcs Rare Chase (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5985922590&rd=1)

And WTF is a Bobba Fett!  :D

I was watching that.  It rocketed up to $291 pretty quick, then sat there for days.  Looking like I won't be getting the chase Fetts now. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 11, 2005, 04:46 PM
Hey Padawan,

Could you clarify what you meant by flip the cases over?  Did you flip the master case or each individual box of 12?  Which way did you flip them?  Thanks!  Tony
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 11, 2005, 05:03 PM
Hey Padawan,

Could you clarify what you meant by flip the cases over?  Did you flip the master case or each individual box of 12?  Which way did you flip them?  Thanks!  Tony

I opened the master case from the top.  When I opened it the cases of 12 had the blank side facing up.  I flipped each individual box of 12 for the picture, but kept them in order. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 11, 2005, 09:08 PM
I expect HLJ to have something soon, I checked there site earlier this morning and Series 4 was showing in there system and now it's not there.

Yay!  :)

No e-mail yet but I did check my account status.

Quote
The following items are now being processed for shipping. This means we have identified these items as being in stock, and are processing your payment, calculating final shipping charges, etc. in preparation for getting this order to you. It should leave our warehouse in a few days. In order to avoid delays and mistakes, we ask that you refrain from requesting changes or cancellations to your order once it has reached this stage.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 11, 2005, 09:15 PM
I got an email from HLJ :P

Of course it was because the credit card they had on file expired in 2004 :-[  Has it been that long since a series has come out?

Either way, they tried to charge my card today, so hopefully it will ship out tomorrow.  I seem to have my small box arrive quicker than Dale's big ass box, so we'll see what happens. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 11, 2005, 09:21 PM
Hey everyone,

I think I'm going to ComicCon on Thursday.  Any suggestions for things I should pick up?  I'm only going if it's worth it.  Thanks!  Tony
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 11, 2005, 09:49 PM
I expect HLJ to have something soon, I checked there site earlier this morning and Series 4 was showing in there system and now it's not there.

Does this mean they are sold out already?  I just went to HLJ and I can't find anything to order.   :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 11, 2005, 09:59 PM
They seem to pull there item when they arrive to fill the orders out. I tried earlier today to check my account but the page came up as doing maintenance. When I checked my status a short time ago, the link in my account was solid as in you can't click on it.

I expect the link will be back up when orders are filled and they check what remaining stock they have left. It should show as "Just Arrived", low stock, out of stock or discontinued.
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 11, 2005, 10:05 PM
Hey everyone,

I think I'm going to ComicCon on Thursday.  Any suggestions for things I should pick up?  I'm only going if it's worth it.  Thanks!  Tony

Medicom's making their first appearance at one of these things at that San Diego one.  And I hear there're some cool exclusives.  If you're into the Be@rbricks at all, there are some cool ones.  Also a Metal Gear Solid Snake exclusive, I think.

I'd totally go.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 11, 2005, 10:08 PM
Heres a link to the  San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives (http://photos.figures.com/photo/1/showgallery.php?cat=2612) with pictures.   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 11, 2005, 10:20 PM
They have arrived.   ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/IM000821.jpg)

Okay so here are my beautiful diagrams again.  Please note I had to flip the boxes over in the master case to get them like that.   

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/Kubrickcaseboxcopy.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/kubrick4pack.jpg)

Box 1

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Stormtrooper
7. Stormtrooper
8. Emperor
9. Bespin Luke
10. Hoth Han
11. Nien Nunb
12. Luke/ Vader chase  ;D

Box 2

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Bespin Luke
11. Hoth Han
12. Nien Nunb

Box 3

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Bespin Luke
11. Hoth Han
12. Nien Nunb

Box 4

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Emperor
8. Bespin Luke
9. Hoth Han
10. Han in Stormtrooper disguise  ;D
11. Han in Stormtrooper disguise  ;D
12. Nien Nunb
Using Jon's format, mine came out slightly differently.

Box 1.
1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Nien Nunb <--------
11. Hoth Han
12. Bespin Luke <-------

Box 2.
1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Nien Nunb <--------
11. Hoth Han
12. Bespin Luke <-------

Box 3.
1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Stormtrooper
7. Stormtrooper
8. Emperor
9. Bespin Luke
10. Hoth Han
11. Nien Nunb
12. Luke/ Vader chase

Box 4.
1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Emperor
8. Bespin Luke
9. Hoth Han
10. Han in Stormtrooper disguise  ;D
11. Han in Stormtrooper disguise  ;D
12. Nien Nunb

So the placing of the figures was pretty much the same except for Luke and Nunb being switched over, but the boxes were in a different order.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 11, 2005, 10:52 PM
Lucky!!! Thanks for the guide.
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 11, 2005, 11:04 PM
Well, I paid for my order for a box from HLJ today for $90.48 shipped - fingers crossed for a chase piece.

So let me ask these questions:

1) Chase Logray and VC Jawa were 1/48 correct?  That means thatre have not have a 1/24 chase yet like the Stormie Luke and Han.

2) If that is the case, what price do you guys think that the Han and Luke will settle at?

Regarding the Chase Fett, the ROTJ version ended at $96.00 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2474&item=5985447324&rd=1) recently.  I was bidding on it but did not want to go over a $100 at the time.

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2005, 12:17 AM

1) Chase Logray and VC Jawa were 1/48 correct?  That means thatre have not have a 1/24 chase yet like the Stormie Luke and Han.

Again, it's a technical point, but while the Logray and Jawa were both 1:48 in their respective boxes, the average overall ratio for them is 1:96 since you only got one of them in a Master Case and then the Master Cases were evenly split.

In other words, for every set of 48 figures that had a Logray, there was a set of 48 that didn't.  That means that they are really closer to 1:96 rarity.

The same thing kind of goes for the Stormtrooper Twins.  While they are 1/24 in the Master Cases they are in, they are only in 1/2 the cases making them functionally closer to 1:48 chase figures.

As for the price, it's really hard to say, but I think all 3 of the chase will hover around the $90-100 range for quite a bit.

Of course, I'm not a Medicom Offficial so my assumption that the cases are evenly split is just a guess right now.  It could work out that the Stormtrooper Han is only in 1/4 of the cases and Stormtrooper Luke is in 3/4 of the cases and that would throw the math all off...  :-\

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 12, 2005, 03:34 AM
Hey everyone,

I think I'm going to ComicCon on Thursday.  Any suggestions for things I should pick up?  I'm only going if it's worth it.  Thanks!  Tony

Hey Tony, where do you live again?  Are you here in SoCal?  Also, any chance you can make it to SDCC on Friday too, since that's when we're going to have the JD Hooters bash!  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 12, 2005, 10:12 AM
Holy ****! Did you check out the ending price of this!  :o   :o

 Kubrick Series 1 Bobba Fett 2pcs Rare Chase (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48972&item=5985922590&rd=1)

And WTF is a Bobba Fett!  :D

I was bidding on that one. I was hoping no one else was goingt o find it with the spelling mistake, but that didnt work out.  :-[
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 10:18 AM
Looks like that $49 Luke was a bargain (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986799960&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW)

I know I would have bought it at that price.  It's still early, but I hope this doesn't keep up, otherwise a master case is looking like the only sensible way to go.  Aside from the fact it's too late.

A set at $300 might not be a bad investment. :-\

Edit: Luke ended at $86 :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 12, 2005, 11:31 AM
If the Luke Vader is packed in 1:48, and if there is either 2:48 of the Han Stormies or 2:48 of the Lukes Stormies, but not both, does this not make all 3 chase figures 1:48? This is of course assuming that the Lukes and Hans are equally packed. Or is my maths all over the shop?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 11:40 AM
If the Luke Vader is packed in 1:48, and if there is either 2:48 of the Han Stormies or 2:48 of the Lukes Stormies, but not both, does this not make all 3 chase figures 1:48? This is of course assuming that the Lukes and Hans are equally packed. Or is my maths all over the shop?

Sounds about right to me, unless there is more of one of them than the other.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 12, 2005, 11:42 AM
Dagobah Vader = 1/48 (one per Master Case)
and
Stormtrooper Luke = 2/48 (Two per Master Case)
or
Stormtrooper Han = 2/48 (Two per Master Case)

So, on average (assuming version 1 and version 2 are equally distributed), the Total for two master cases would be=
30:96 Darth Vader (5:16)
28:96 Stormtrooper (7:24)
8:96 Emperor (1:12)
8:96 Hoth Han (1:12)
8:96 Bespin Luke (1:12)
8:96 Nien Nunb (1:12)
2:96 Stormtrooper Han (1:48)
2:96 Stormtrooper Luke (1:48)
2:96 Dagobah Darth Vader (1:48)


If that holds true (all 3 CHASE = 1/48), I would expect to see Stormie Han and Stormie Luke hang around the $90 range for a while...  :-\

Jeff

Jeff had the same calculations as you guys.

This is going to be pricey to grab all 3 chases without a master case.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 11:43 AM
Looks like that $49 Luke was a bargain (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986799960&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW)

I know I would have bought it at that price.  It's still early, but I hope this doesn't keep up, otherwise a master case is looking like the only sensible way to go.  Aside from the fact it's too late.

A set at $300 might not be a bad investment. :-\

Edit: Luke ended at $86 :'(

I was watching that one too.
49 is looking better and better!
PS, congrats on winning the giveaway!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 11:46 AM
Dagobah Vader = 1/48 (one per Master Case)
and
Stormtrooper Luke = 2/48 (Two per Master Case)
or
Stormtrooper Han = 2/48 (Two per Master Case)

So, on average (assuming version 1 and version 2 are equally distributed), the Total for two master cases would be=
30:96 Darth Vader (5:16)
28:96 Stormtrooper (7:24)
8:96 Emperor (1:12)
8:96 Hoth Han (1:12)
8:96 Bespin Luke (1:12)
8:96 Nien Nunb (1:12)
2:96 Stormtrooper Han (1:48)
2:96 Stormtrooper Luke (1:48)
2:96 Dagobah Darth Vader (1:48)


If that holds true (all 3 CHASE = 1/48), I would expect to see Stormie Han and Stormie Luke hang around the $90 range for a while...  :-\

Jeff

Jeff had the same calculations as you guys.

This is going to be pricey to grab all 3 chases without a master case.

Ain`t that the truth!
2 of my buddies and I split our master case. One guy is diehard Vader fan, so we
all agreed he can have the Vader chase, and the other 2 get the Luke or Han trooper.
I should have bought my own master case in addition to the one we split!
Would have worked out to about the same price as buying a full set on eBay,
plus I`d have a wicked stormtrooper army  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 11:48 AM
If that's the case, there should be more chase overall, leading to an average overall LOWER price.  But!  That's contrasted with the chase being infinitely more interesting than most of the others have been.  

Fett - minor variations so some may choose to ignore them, though a tremendously popular character

Indy - hugely popular character, but not Star Wars, so some may ignore it

Logray - strangely, not everyone loves Ewoks, but the price settled around the $80-100 range

VCJ - relatively minor variation, like Fett but not nearly so popular, especially with people that don't have a love for vintage

Vader/Han Stormie/Luke Stormie - all tremendously popular characters and main ones at that.  Vader will draw all the non-Kubrick Vader fans.  Luke and Han should be lesser draws, but they are less abundant than the previous secondary chase.  So add a popular (and cool) figure to a reduced number of chase (2/48 vs 3/48) and while their price should be lower, since it's the same ratio as Vader, overall, the price for them will be up.

Again I'm left to conclude that the $300 price might not be that bad for a full set.  Jeez, I'm going to have to hit up Dale and Dave for that money they owe me :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 12, 2005, 12:12 PM
Yeah.  That's what I'm definitely doing for series 5.  I'll put $300 aside and just wait until a full set pops up.  Too much hassle witht asking all of my contacts.  Most of them ignored me.  LOL  And the guy who did help me, only did it 'cause he basically owed me one.

These little guys' popularity is getting crazy!  The less head-ache next time, the better.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 12:22 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/6-05/kubseries5.jpg)


I was going to ask if that would be a good idea (buying the set) for series 5 but after looking at the pic and seeing the figures, I remember we were all speculating that it would be a blue snag.  I think the blue snag is a great possibility, but will the other chase be like the Han/Luke in this series, in that they'll be so popular? 

BTW, I had to go back at least 20 pages to find that pic :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 12, 2005, 12:22 PM
Do you guys realize that a master case from Robby.Jp is only about $230 if you pre-order it?  You can't beat that.  
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 12, 2005, 12:38 PM
Oh, yeah.  I think the blue Snaggletooth (if he comes out) will be super-popular.  And (again, if they make her) the Boushh Leia will be very popular.  (She saved Han's ass, don't forget!)  I just know that whatever Medicom does with Star Wars, it'll kick ass.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2005, 12:50 PM
Do you guys realize that a master case from Robby.Jp is only about $230 if you pre-order it?  You can't beat that.  

Bong!  

Lets see, they say for Series 5:

Retail price: 10,560 Yen = $95.15 US
Wholesale price: 6,864 Yen = $61.85 US per box.

So a master Case is $247.40.  :o

HLJ for me on Series 2 was 8892 Yen = $80.10 per box. 35568 Yen or $320.26 US. Approx.

Saving: $72.86. US  :o

So it looks like you have to be a member for this wholesale thingy. Hmmm... gotta look more into this. Whats the shipping prices like?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2005, 01:00 PM
Oh great, you have to be a company. So do I have to BS my way through registration?
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 12, 2005, 01:05 PM
are you not very proficient in bs?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 01:10 PM
are you not very proficient in bs?

He's not, but I am ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 12, 2005, 01:11 PM
Touche ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2005, 01:14 PM
are you not very proficient in bs?

Well, I shall find out if my BSing is going to work in time.  

Quote
Your registration form is submitted.
We will let you know by e-mail or phone when you are qualified for the membership.

Hey!  >:(  I have 24 yrs. in with the government, I have lots of experience in BSing!  :-*  :-*  :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 01:18 PM
I think it shouldn't be a problem after reviewing the site Dale.  An order for a master case would actually be right in line with what one of my local comic-type shops would order - just a single case.  Granted he'd probably order other product as well, but that may not be an issue.

If it is an issue, perhaps you can go for multiple cases.  I know I'd take one at that price.  Probably Jesse too.  We'd have to work out the additional shipping somehow though, otherwise we'll just argue who receives it first so the other(s) have to pay additional shipping.  At that price I'd order a master case for sure. 

And if this works out - thanks Tony :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2005, 01:25 PM
If it is an issue, perhaps you can go for multiple cases.  I know I'd take one at that price.  Probably Jesse too.  We'd have to work out the additional shipping somehow though, otherwise we'll just argue who receives it first so the other(s) have to pay additional shipping.  At that price I'd order a master case for sure. 

Sounds good to me, my addy and your CC.  :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 12, 2005, 01:32 PM
Looks like they raised the price.  I'm kicking myself I didn't order 2 master cases of Series 4.  Registration is easy and there are no questions asked.  Just make up a store name or something.  Shipping wasn't bad either.  It's definitely the best way to go.   
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 01:41 PM
If it is an issue, perhaps you can go for multiple cases.  I know I'd take one at that price.  Probably Jesse too.  We'd have to work out the additional shipping somehow though, otherwise we'll just argue who receives it first so the other(s) have to pay additional shipping.  At that price I'd order a master case for sure. 

Sounds good to me, my addy and your CC.  :-*

Ah, screw off eh?  I signed myself up anyway.  I've been accused of running a toy shop out of my office, so why not make it official?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2005, 01:43 PM
Excellent Smithers!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 12, 2005, 01:44 PM
Wow, that is a great price!

So what's your store name?   ;)

(And the bank just upped my limit on my VISA, but don't tell my wifey  :-X  Let's see... Gonna need my calculator  :P)

Like Brent said, if this works, Thanks Tony!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 01:46 PM
Carman Collectibles.   :D

Ya know, I was thinking Dale, you might owe me enough to pay for a master case anyway :-X ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2005, 01:53 PM
Ya know, I was thinking Dale, you might owe me enough to pay for a master case anyway :-X ;)

Checks in the mail via Canada Post. Good luck!   (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/frech/a015.gif)  
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 01:55 PM
I ordered my stuff from RoBby, they are the way.
I got a master case for me and 2 buddies to split, RAH Vader and
2 boxes of kubs.
I also pre-ordered series 5, RAH Stormie and a few other things.
They have been great to deal with so far, we`ll see how it shakes out
after I get the packages this week.

If you use a CC, they charge 3% fee, and bank transfer was a set fee of
1,500 yen (13-15 bucks depending on exchang rates).

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2005, 01:58 PM
If you use a CC, they charge 3% fee, and bank transfer was a set fee of
1,500 yen (13-15 bucks depending on exchang rates).

So the price goes up a tad now, still cheaper tho. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 02:03 PM
If you use a CC, they charge 3% fee, and bank transfer was a set fee of
1,500 yen (13-15 bucks depending on exchang rates).

So the price goes up a tad now, still cheaper tho.

I was dumb and took expensive shipping, but regular would have been about 90 bucks. It is 2 big boxes, so I figure 40-45 for a master case would have been
about right.
I think it would be about 300 US for a master case, with shipping if that
was all you ordered from them. I don`t see master cases that cheap anywhere,
and last series we paid 365 or so from BBTS, so we saved at least 65 bucks,
and any money saved is more money for kubs and RAH!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 02:06 PM
Couple of BINs on ebay right now, $89.99 for Han and Vader chase.  Seller's name seems familiar.  

Han (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986997307&rd=1)

Vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986997289&rd=1)

Again, $300 is seeming reasonable for 9 piece sets.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 02:09 PM
Couple of BINs on ebay right now, $89.99 for Han and Vader chase.  Seller's name seems familiar. 

Han (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986997307&rd=1)

Vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986997289&rd=1)

Again, $300 is seeming reasonable for 9 piece sets.

He`s a good seller, I think I have gotten stuff from him before, and a few people I know have too (buddy got a set of SW kubs from him awhile ago)
Just make sure you spell his name with BOTH Ns in there when emailing friends
about him.... oops!

As of now, 300 does seem like a good price for the whole set

<<edited to add, aha, I see who it is now! damn insider jokes around here,
I`m still a noob  :-\ >>
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 02:15 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986997295&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Now, THIS is how to sell a basic set.
The way he has the Vader(s) (or is it Vadi?...), is how I will probably set mine up.
3 of them showing the different stages, I love it.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 12, 2005, 02:20 PM
Couple of BINs on ebay right now, $89.99 for Han and Vader chase.  Seller's name seems familiar.

Very familiar.  ;D   :-X   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 02:20 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=751&item=5986997295&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Now, THIS is how to sell a basic set.
The way he has the Vader(s) (or is it Vadi?...), is how I will probably set mine up.
3 of them showing the different stages, I love it.


Well, at least I now know why his auctions look so good. Collectors always have
nicer auctions than just plain old sellers !
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 02:52 PM
I want to have the Vader with two stormies on each side in a display as well.  I have that set-up from the Tomy mini-dioramas; with the commtech Vader/stormies; and up to the 12" stuff.  I fear if they ever release Sideshow 1/4 Stormtroopers, because I'll need two :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 03:50 PM
I want to have the Vader with two stormies on each side in a display as well.  I have that set-up from the Tomy mini-dioramas; with the commtech Vader/stormies; and up to the 12" stuff.  I fear if they ever release Sideshow 1/4 Stormtroopers, because I'll need two :'(

This is why I ordered 2 RAH Stormies....
Vader and one stormie just wouldn`t quite cut it  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2005, 04:21 PM
Just a few things to note...

The Pre-Order expire at RoBBy.jp site about 2-3 months before the item is due.

For Series 5 it is very soon = 7-19-2005 (ONE WEEK FROM TODAY).  After that, the booking is closed and either they stop taking orders OR the price goes up if they still expect a bit more stock.

I learned about RoBBy.jp (from the KubrickWorld gang) just a bit too late last time (Series 4 booking closed 3 days after I received my registration confirmation  :'() and I am still a little miffed about missing out on $300 Master Case (after shipping) for Series 4.  The early bird get the worm I guess.  :-\

This time though, I did not miss out.  I placed my order at RoBBy the other day for Series 5.   :)

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 04:42 PM
If you ever have to email them, ATTN Ryo in the subject line.
I have dealt with him with all my questions and what not, he`s been very cool.

Sometimes the items stay up after the booking deadline at the same price, but
not often.

I didn`t get any newsletter lately from them though, I just noticed when I was
looking for other stuff that they added RAH Stormie (Under 100 bucks for that!) and
series 5.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2005, 04:52 PM
I've got a question...

How do you know about shipping from them?  When I placed my order, there was no shipping option to select.  Do they send it EMS if it is over a certain cost or was there a shipping option I missed?   :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 12, 2005, 05:06 PM
I want to have the Vader with two stormies on each side in a display as well.  I have that set-up from the Tomy mini-dioramas; with the commtech Vader/stormies; and up to the 12" stuff.  I fear if they ever release Sideshow 1/4 Stormtroopers, because I'll need two :'(

This is why I ordered 2 RAH Stormies....
Vader and one stormie just wouldn`t quite cut it  ;D
:o

Dude, that's a chunk of change.  Also why I left that scale up to Hasbro :P  Gotta save my money for two Sideshow troopers.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 06:02 PM
I've got a question...

How do you know about shipping from them?  When I placed my order, there was no shipping option to select.  Do they send it EMS if it is over a certain cost or was there a shipping option I missed?   :-\
They gave me 3 choices when they got the items.
I guess they wait till your order is boxed up and ready to go. It is the one thing
I`m not big on at RoBby, no shipping prices.
I could pick EMS, SAL or Surface. I was excited and took EMS, next time SAL for
sure, I can wait the extra time.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 12, 2005, 06:06 PM
I want to have the Vader with two stormies on each side in a display as well.  I have that set-up from the Tomy mini-dioramas; with the commtech Vader/stormies; and up to the 12" stuff.  I fear if they ever release Sideshow 1/4 Stormtroopers, because I'll need two :'(

This is why I ordered 2 RAH Stormies....
Vader and one stormie just wouldn`t quite cut it  ;D
:o

Dude, that's a chunk of change.  Also why I left that scale up to Hasbro :P  Gotta save my money for two Sideshow troopers.
I don`t collect any of the statues, busts or other high end stuff (Well, MR FX sabers I get).  So I kind of justify it that way. I used to collect Simpsons, but
they killed that line.  If they keep it to two 12" a year, I don`t mind spending the
$$$ on them. If I was buying the Kotos, I probably would pass on these.
Just an FYI, the Stormies are about 98$ pre-order at RoBby. So even if it cost
30 bucks to ship one, still the best deal out there. I ordered 5 in all, two for me,
two for one buddy and 1 for another buddy.
I just hope the Kubs don`t come out at the same time!
Title: Series 5
Post by: zachdms on July 12, 2005, 10:43 PM
I've lurked for a while and thought I'd say hi and give a thanks for all the info and links around here.  I'll be on eBay trying to round out the "main" Star Wars cast bidding as 'zachd'.   :)

I'm still waiting for stuff like Indy and the Max Rebo sets to come down... *sigh*.

And I must say that those custom Kubricks are quite impressive - nice work.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 12, 2005, 11:48 PM
Welcome to JD, Zach!  I'm sure you'll enjoy the online home of the greatest Star Wars Kubrick discussion on the planet!  8)

Dale, check your PMs.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 13, 2005, 01:11 AM
I'll be on eBay trying to round out the "main" Star Wars cast bidding as 'zachd'.   :)

Couldn't stand seeing your 1 cent bid on Simon's (Hes No Good to Me Dead) Han Trooper there, so I bid 8 cents to up it to your 13 cents now.  Good luck!  :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2005, 01:16 AM
How do you know about shipping from RoBBy.jp? 

They gave me 3 choices when they got the items.
I guess they wait till your order is boxed up and ready to go. It is the one thing
I`m not big on at RoBby, no shipping prices.
I could pick EMS, SAL or Surface. I was excited and took EMS, next time SAL for
sure, I can wait the extra time.

Thanks for the info... I might just have to choose SAL as well.  :)


Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 13, 2005, 02:23 AM
Well I managed to register myself and my "company" at Robby.jp, but it looks like Series 4 is already sold out.  At least I assume so, because the shopping cart simply says CLOSED for this Series.

Spanky's is sold out, HLJ still doesn't show it listed anymore shows it as discontinued (http://www.hlj.com/product/MEDKUB-208A) and no sign of it at BBTS.com.

The search for Series 4 continues...   :-\

edit... I did find a set of Series 4 (not a case of 12) for $59.99 at Toy Tokyo (http://www.toytokyo.com/shopping/index.php/page/product/product_id/4857).  They also have the TRU set (http://www.toytokyo.com/shopping/index.php/page/product/product_id/4396) for $74.99 (I have no idea if this is a good price or not).
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 13, 2005, 02:32 AM
Ronnicshop is selling a sealed case on E-Bay.  It'll be about $400 but that's probably not too bad considering. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on July 13, 2005, 08:05 AM
  They also have the TRU set (http://www.toytokyo.com/shopping/index.php/page/product/product_id/4396) for $74.99 (I have no idea if this is a good price or not).

You should be able to get the TRU set from ebay for around $50 - $55 plus shipping, hopefully from a US seller to save on shipping.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 13, 2005, 08:56 AM
Dale, check your PMs.

Done and done.   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 13, 2005, 09:53 AM
I received my e-mail registration membership for RoBBy.jp and pre-ordered Series 5.  8)

And if this works out - thanks Tony :-*

Damn straight!  Thanks Tony.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a020.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2005, 10:24 AM
I received my e-mail registration membership for RoBBy.jp and pre-ordered Series 5.  8)

And if this works out - thanks Tony :-*

Damn straight!  Thanks Tony.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a020.gif)

Ditto, thanks again Tony. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2005, 10:26 AM
Well I managed to register myself and my "company" at Robby.jp, but it looks like Series 4 is already sold out.  At least I assume so, because the shopping cart simply says CLOSED for this Series.

Like I said before, often stuff is "CLOSED" for booking about 2-3 months before the ship date.  Series 4 has been closed for orders since like April.   :-\

Again, as a reminder, the CLOSING DATE for SW Series 5 is July 19th!  Sometimes the dates get extended (with a bump in price), but not often when it comes to hot goodies like Kubricks!

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 13, 2005, 10:31 AM
So Brent, did you go for a box of 12 or a Master Case?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 13, 2005, 10:40 AM
Well I managed to register myself and my "company" at Robby.jp, but it looks like Series 4 is already sold out.  At least I assume so, because the shopping cart simply says CLOSED for this Series.

Spanky's is sold out, HLJ still doesn't show it listed anymore shows it as discontinued (http://www.hlj.com/product/MEDKUB-208A) and no sign of it at BBTS.com.

The search for Series 4 continues...   :-\

edit... I did find a set of Series 4 (not a case of 12) for $59.99 at Toy Tokyo (http://www.toytokyo.com/shopping/index.php/page/product/product_id/4857).  They also have the TRU set (http://www.toytokyo.com/shopping/index.php/page/product/product_id/4396) for $74.99 (I have no idea if this is a good price or not).

BBTS has it in the pre-order menu still:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/toystan.asp?Queryid=pr453

You can get the Toys R Us set cheaper than that for sure, just watch for
US sellers like the other post mentioned.
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 13, 2005, 10:57 AM
Are we certain that if you order 4 boxes from Robby.jp that we will get a master case?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 13, 2005, 11:10 AM
Are we certain that if you order 4 boxes from Robby.jp that we will get a master case?

I`ll know soon, but I did ask to make sure I get a sealed case.
Here is part of an email I got from Ryo:
"Sorry about the delay. I have just sent you the invoice, please check.
You will be receiving a sealed carton contains 4 boxes of SW4 "
The delay was that he was out of town for a few days, and he is only one
of a few people that translate/speak english.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 13, 2005, 11:21 AM
Aynone who has series 4: POST SOME PICS! ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 13, 2005, 11:35 AM
This just in from HLJ:

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This message it to let you know that the following merchandise has been shipped to you from HobbyLink Japan.

Master Case is on the way!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)

For those who asked about the shipping cost, bear in mind this is to Canada:

5400 Yen = $48.25 US or $58.15 CDN. Total cost is 40968 Yen for $365.48 US or $441.20 CDN at todays rate.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 13, 2005, 12:23 PM
hey..

i need help..

anyone with extra han trooper chase looking for a luke?

i got a few extra lukes and looking to exchange 1-1..  pm me..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2005, 12:28 PM
So Brent, did you go for a box of 12 or a Master Case?

Master case.  I think/hope we're right on the blue Snaggletooth as a chase and given the demand for the regular vintage of that, my guess is that it may prove to be the most expensive of the Kubrick chase.  That depends on the ratio of figures as well but I'd guess if it's there it will be a 1/48.  

I'm also thinking that it will be in a non-snaggletooth box.  I don't imagine the regular snaggletooth will be more than two per box.  But I still think it's going to be a chase, given their love of the vintage line and a general lack of obvious chase pieces.

I'd suggest most of it is being caught up in the hype of series 4 and the coolness of the series and it's chase figures.   ::)

In other news, my Leia showed up today and it was packed phenomenally well.  The card is a bit wavy and the creases that were shown in the picture for the auction are there, though they don't go through to the back of the card.  A few days in a star case and this thing would be 90% displayable carded, you'd have to turn it in the light to see the flaws.  

I'm going to open it now.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 13, 2005, 12:39 PM
I'm going to open it now.

 :o  :o  Heck for the price ya paid why not!  ;)

So a Master Case eh, I'm impressed. So going to have a few extra Kuby's are ya! ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2005, 12:47 PM
Yeah.  I'm regretting not getting a Master Case this time.  But that's the problem with not knowing the chase.  They're always cool, but what would I do if there was another frickin' ewok or something?  But blue snag potential makes it worthwhile.  Just hoping for some luck on the series 4 box.  I'm due.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 13, 2005, 01:09 PM
Master Case is on the way!

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)
(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)
(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 13, 2005, 01:13 PM
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/good.gif)   ;)   :)   8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 13, 2005, 02:40 PM
KUBRICK SERIES 4 FULL SETS 9 PCS (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987190169&category=48972&rd=1)

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  FOR INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS : PLEASE ADD USD 28.00 FOR BUBBLE ENVELOP + REGISTERED AIRMAIL + HANDLING CHARGES

Ya ******* nuts! $28. for shipping in a bubble envelope! Thats a big junk of change to spend to have it shipped like that and have them damaged! Moron!  >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on July 13, 2005, 03:03 PM
KUBRICK SERIES 4 FULL SETS 9 PCS (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987190169&category=48972&rd=1)

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  FOR INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS : PLEASE ADD USD 28.00 FOR BUBBLE ENVELOP + REGISTERED AIRMAIL + HANDLING CHARGES

Ya ******* nuts! $28. for shipping in a bubble envelope! Thats a big junk of change to spend to have it shipped like that and have them damaged! Moron!  >:(

Was seriously thinking about purchasing it until I came to that part.  If I'm paying $300+ with shipping, they better come in a ******* box with a **** load of peanuts.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 13, 2005, 03:08 PM
KUBRICK SERIES 4 FULL SETS 9 PCS (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987190169&category=48972&rd=1)

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  FOR INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS : PLEASE ADD USD 28.00 FOR BUBBLE ENVELOP + REGISTERED AIRMAIL + HANDLING CHARGES

Ya ******* nuts! $28. for shipping in a bubble envelope! Thats a big junk of change to spend to have it shipped like that and have them damaged! Moron!  >:(

Was seriously thinking about purchasing it until I came to that part.  If I'm paying $300+ with shipping, they better come in a ******* box with a **** load of peanuts.

And delivered on a silver plate by a hooker!  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 13, 2005, 03:13 PM

And delivered on a silver plate by a hooker!  ;)

Great minds think alike. ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 13, 2005, 03:31 PM

And delivered on a silver plate by a hooker!  ;)

Great minds think alike. ;D

Yea, yes we do.  ;)  And may I add she better be wearing a promo Slave Leia outfit!  :D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2005, 03:38 PM
KUBRICK SERIES 4 FULL SETS 9 PCS (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987190169&category=48972&rd=1)

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  FOR INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS : PLEASE ADD USD 28.00 FOR BUBBLE ENVELOP + REGISTERED AIRMAIL + HANDLING CHARGES

Ya ******* nuts! $28. for shipping in a bubble envelope! Thats a big junk of change to spend to have it shipped like that and have them damaged! Moron!  >:(

Was seriously thinking about purchasing it until I came to that part.  If I'm paying $300+ with shipping, they better come in a ******* box with a **** load of peanuts.

Yep, I've been eyeing up the complete sets as well.  I'd can my box order at HLJ but I'll be out of time to do that soon enough.  My target price had been $300 including shipping and insurance. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 13, 2005, 06:29 PM
Just checked my tracking, my packages are in the US!
In NY, so only a few more days! I hope by Saturday, hate to wait the whole
weekend with no kubbies!
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 13, 2005, 06:33 PM
Mine just came in too.  It's sitting up in SF.  Hopefully it'll get here by tomorrow.  Fingers crossed.  EMS does come in on Saturday AND Sunday by the way.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 13, 2005, 06:50 PM
Mine just came in too.  It's sitting up in SF.  Hopefully it'll get here by tomorrow.  Fingers crossed.  EMS does come in on Saturday AND Sunday by the way.

Sunday? How does that work. I`ve never seen Sunday mail around here  ???
I think during Xmas, maybe if they are back logged.
I just hope they don`t come while I`m out & I end up having to wait till Monday
anyway.

How far from SF are you?
I`m in PA, maybe 2 1/2 - 3 hrs away from JFK. I figure it has to go from the airport,
to the sorting facility, then to the local one the to my PO then to me, 2-3 days I`m guessing, but I hope I`m wrong  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 13, 2005, 08:13 PM
I thought it was weird too but I just got my 400% Fett in Sunday, believe it or not.  They're open from 5:30- 11:00 PM.  Only for Express mail. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 13, 2005, 09:28 PM
Feeling a little smug at seeing this auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5986553720&category=751&rd=1)

I paid less than $75 for both.  Granted one was loose, one was on a "damaged" card but still.  Now I need to find me a loose or damaged card R2.  Thanks Andy Tong >:(

Interesting to note that the Vader/Han/Luke chase are not being snapped up at the $90-100 price range. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 13, 2005, 09:50 PM
Interesting to note that the Vader/Han/Luke chase are not being snapped up at the $90-100 price range. 

I noticed that too, and am very happy about it.  The less people that are impatient to get it, and pay the high price, the lower the price will drop in the long run hopefully.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 13, 2005, 11:54 PM
If anyone happens to get two Luke Trooper's please keep me in mind for a trade.  I have a Han for you.  yujun, I would love to trade with you, but due to the United States and Singapore thing I would rather trade with someone closer by.  Hope you understand.   
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2005, 12:24 AM
I'm sure hoping my box has the stormtrooper chase in it (either).  It would be nice to trade for just one figure and buy only one rather than having to but two or all three :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 14, 2005, 05:19 AM
If anyone happens to get two Luke Trooper's please keep me in mind for a trade.  I have a Han for you.  yujun, I would love to trade with you, but due to the United States and Singapore thing I would rather trade with someone closer by.  Hope you understand.   

i understand ur worries.. but still.. let me know if u want to exchange!

one of my pals did a custom han trooper and i must say its very good.. almost like the original one.. makes me feel like i dun need the authentic one anymore..
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 14, 2005, 06:23 AM
Was seriously thinking about purchasing it until I came to that part.  If I'm paying $300+ with shipping, they better come in a ******* box with a **** load of peanuts.

I guess it's all greed really.  Sometimes I wonder why these arses don't offer free shipping, after they've already charged 500% more than what they paid for.  Grrrr.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 14, 2005, 11:10 AM
My kubs are here!
Well, sorta. They are at the PO, going to pick them up tomorrow  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 14, 2005, 11:20 AM
Great stuff, nice way to end the week.  ;)

Keep a tab on those placements of the Kuby's gang, so far I think we have 2 different placements.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 14, 2005, 11:27 AM
Great stuff, nice way to end the week.  ;)

Keep a tab on those placements of the Kuby's gang, so far I think we have 2 different placements.  :-\

I will try, but with 3 of us opening, it might get tricky. I`ll have my camera
at the ready and will ask them to open slow so I can keep track. I might even
wait to open my case till they are done.
Although, there will be alchohol involved, so I better write stuff down as we go  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on July 14, 2005, 02:53 PM
Brent, complete set of 9 for just over $300 with shipping.

Biting?

Series 4 complete set of 9 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5986744072&category=751&rd=1)
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 14, 2005, 05:51 PM
I repeat DO NOT bid in an auction that has undsputed bidding in it!!!!Pure Madness (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5986156967&category=48972&rd=1)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 14, 2005, 06:21 PM
I repeat DO NOT bid in an auction that has undsputed bidding in it!!!!Pure Madness (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5986156967&category=48972&rd=1)

HOLY SH!T!
Damn, thats is just insane. You could get the Bape Fett for that much, or the
400% and have $$$ left over.
Just, wow...
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 14, 2005, 06:31 PM
Yeah, Undisputed must have money trees in his backyard.  Well, I got my Case from Robby today.  Got Han chases.  Very cool.  The boxes were in a different order though.  The Stormie chases were where ? said they would be but the Luke chase was in one of the middle boxes.  Just open them up from the bottom and take a peak.  No problem.  Good luck and don't forget to buy carded Kubricks.  Ha ha.     
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 14, 2005, 07:53 PM
Someone else had to bid $370 to get it up to $375. He (or, of course, she) is only slightly less insane. I can't imagine that it will ever go for over $120 ever again.

Tony, did you get both Han and Luke chases?
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 14, 2005, 08:02 PM
Yeah, and what's even more scary is that there were FOUR people bidding on that Fett that were willing to go $200 or more.  Wow.  For whatever reason, the vinty version is outpacing the double red guantlet chase by a fair amount these days.

What happened with that other Fett auction with both chases in it?  Did it go this crazy too, since it's got the vinty one in it as well?

And Tony, did you get BOTH Luke and Han Stormie chases there, as it sounds?!  I thought it was either/or, but not both...  ???
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 14, 2005, 08:07 PM
And Tony, did you get BOTH Luke and Han Stormie chases there, as it sounds?!  I thought it was either/or, but not both...  ???

Not sure, but I think he means the Luke/Vader chase by saying Luke.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 14, 2005, 08:38 PM
What happened with that other Fett auction with both chases in it?  Did it go this crazy too, since it's got the vinty one in it as well?

I think it sold for $325. This auction right?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5985922590&category=48972&rd=1 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5985922590&category=48972&rd=1)

If those 2 had bid on it, it might have gone for $600+

Ah, thanks Matt, I understand now.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 14, 2005, 08:41 PM
Hang on. They both did bid on it.  ???

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=5985922590 (http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=5985922590)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 14, 2005, 08:59 PM
"Give that back or I'll lay some red on your ass."

"Try and take it pretty boy."

(http://img141.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/0/7/0/7/gabor925-img600x450-1121350985dsc00019.jpg)

It's great seeing auctions with a sense of humour.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 14, 2005, 09:40 PM
undsputed has very deap pockets.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2005, 09:47 PM
Brent, complete set of 9 for just over $300 with shipping.

Biting?

Series 4 complete set of 9 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5986744072&category=751&rd=1)

Thanks for the link Mikey but obviously I missed it.  I don't know if I would have, my CC has taken a beating of late (damn you MR) but it sure would be tempting to have it over and done with.  Still hoping for a chase (or two) in my box ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 14, 2005, 10:03 PM
undsputed has very deap pockets.

agreed! wat silly money..
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 14, 2005, 10:09 PM
Silly money indeed!  I just got 2 Han Chases.  No Lukes.  I must say though-  You can make a Han Chase soooooo easily.  There is no difference and the Stormie helmet pulls right off.  I wouldn't blow a lot of money on these because once everyone realizes this, the price will drop drastically.  Some guy on the Kubrick World Forum spent $100 on each of them.  OUCH!!!   
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 14, 2005, 10:19 PM
not some guy.. its UNDISPUTED!! haha

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 14, 2005, 10:20 PM
not some guy.. its UNDISPUTED!! haha

Yeah, thats him.
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 14, 2005, 10:34 PM
undsputable money pit or undsputablely foolish
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 14, 2005, 10:44 PM
Ah well, the good news is he should be caught up soon, freeing up the market a bit.  Unless he's a speculator that's stocking up.  Hope not for his sake, speculating is dangerous business and seldom pays off.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 14, 2005, 10:50 PM
More pics please!
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 14, 2005, 11:59 PM
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speculating is dangerous business and seldom pays off.

You got that right.  That's why I have two vinyl chase jawas. sigh.

I have learned my lesson though.
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on July 15, 2005, 01:12 AM
Another complete set of 9 for $300.99 including shipping from the same seller.  Morgbug???

Kubrick Series 4 Peace of Mind (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987477888&category=751&rd=1)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 15, 2005, 01:21 AM
I see someone listed an assload of kubs today, and I think he was the one that
won the 2 boba chase figs recently for some ungodly sum.

Thanks for the info, Tony. I`m guessing I will get Han also, as we both got
from RoBby.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 15, 2005, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the info, Tony. I`m guessing I will get Han also, as we both got
from RoBby.

I honestly think that the Luke/Han Stormtrooper thing has nothing to do with Hong Kong and Japan assortments.  I got Han in my case from Spanky and yet they have a Luke available on their site.  Also many ebay sellers had both right from the get go.  Just a thought is all.  Maybe there is a chance you will be surprised.   :) 
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on July 15, 2005, 08:43 AM
I see someone listed an assload of kubs today, and I think he was the one that
won the 2 boba chase figs recently for some ungodly sum.

"Ungodly" is a relative description.  Yes, I admit, I had to take out Undsputed to get those chases, however the Vintage Fett was the one I needed to complete my collection.  In fact, I was getting close to just opening one of my BAPE's and putting it in a baggie.  Noone seemed to have any Vintys available.

And, yes I have recently put up a butt load of s4 bricks as I am trying to recoup my 3 case investment.  Also, am hawking my perfectly new 400% Fett to help ease the pain of my recent expenditures.  Not made of money, though a nice case of Kub Fever may portray me as such. 

Anyhow, long, long time lurker.  Love all the posts; this is a great gang here!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 15, 2005, 10:54 AM
I see someone listed an assload of kubs today, and I think he was the one that
won the 2 boba chase figs recently for some ungodly sum.

"Ungodly" is a relative description.  Yes, I admit, I had to take out Undsputed to get those chases, however the Vintage Fett was the one I needed to complete my collection.  In fact, I was getting close to just opening one of my BAPE's and putting it in a baggie.  Noone seemed to have any Vintys available.

And, yes I have recently put up a butt load of s4 bricks as I am trying to recoup my 3 case investment.  Also, am hawking my perfectly new 400% Fett to help ease the pain of my recent expenditures.  Not made of money, though a nice case of Kub Fever may portray me as such. 

Anyhow, long, long time lurker.  Love all the posts; this is a great gang here!

Anything over 70 for those Fetts in "ungodly sum" to me  ;)
I would love to have them, but just can`t go that high. The 400% Fett is
still tempting me though.
I`ll have some extras to unload too.
Where did you get your cases from? I see you have the Han Trooper.
Didn`t open ours yet, kinda hoping for Luke, but I think it will be the Han case.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 15, 2005, 12:03 PM
Thanks for the info, Tony. I`m guessing I will get Han also, as we both got
from RoBby.

I honestly think that the Luke/Han Stormtrooper thing has nothing to do with Hong Kong and Japan assortments.  I got Han in my case from Spanky and yet they have a Luke available on their site.  Also many ebay sellers had both right from the get go.  Just a thought is all.  Maybe there is a chance you will be surprised.   :) 
There is absolutely no merrit in the Hong Kong/Japan split. There are plenty of Luke's and Hans for sale here.

SteathTank. Thanks for joining in on the action. Actually I think that you paid the going rate for the set of 3 you bought recently. Recently the 2 chase figures have been going for $150+ in Japan, so it's not too bad. They have been out of circulation for 2 years, but demand for them is still high.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2005, 12:11 PM
Okay so here are my beautiful diagrams again.  Please note I had to flip the boxes over in the master case to get them like that.   

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/Kubrickcaseboxcopy.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/kubrick4pack.jpg)

Just wanted to drag this back to the front (after it sunk to 7-8 pages back)...

Am I correct in hearing that Padawan found the Chases in Box 1 and 4, but Simon found the Chase in Box 3 and 4 - correct?

And, it sounds like Tony found the Luke/Vader chase in a middle box as well.

Sounds like the Stormie Twins are definately in "Box 4" and Vader/Luke Chase is in box 3 (or possibly Box 1).

Anyone care to test that theory with their Master Case?  :)

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 15, 2005, 12:15 PM
Thanks for the info, Tony. I`m guessing I will get Han also, as we both got
from RoBby.

I honestly think that the Luke/Han Stormtrooper thing has nothing to do with Hong Kong and Japan assortments.  I got Han in my case from Spanky and yet they have a Luke available on their site.  Also many ebay sellers had both right from the get go.  Just a thought is all.  Maybe there is a chance you will be surprised.   :) 

i think so too.. there's not difference in the assortments.. its ur luck with wat u get..
however most of the dealers here found lukes in their cases..
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 15, 2005, 12:17 PM
Okay so here are my beautiful diagrams again.  Please note I had to flip the boxes over in the master case to get them like that.   

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/Kubrickcaseboxcopy.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/kubrick4pack.jpg)

Just wanted to drag this back to the front (after it sunk to 7-8 pages back)...

Am I correct in hearing that Padawan found the Chases in Box 1 and 4, but Simon found the Chase in Box 3 and 4 - correct?

And, it sounds like Tony found the Luke/Vader chase in a middle box as well.

Sounds like the Stormie Twins are definately in "Box 4" and Vader/Luke Chase is in box 3 (or possibly Box 1).

Anyone care to test that theory with their Master Case?  :)

Jeff


with the japan shipment, i found the chases in box 3 and 4.

however with the hk side, i found the chases in box 1 and 4..
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 15, 2005, 12:27 PM
I'll find out whats happens when I get my Master Case from HLJ which is on the plane from Japan right now. Then it sits in customs for clearance so I'm hoping to have it before the end of the month... I hope. I'll only be opening 3 of the 4 boxes as 1 box will stay sealed for Matt B.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 15, 2005, 12:43 PM
Just checked my account at HLJ.com


Quote
This order has just shipped. You should receive a shipping notice shortly.


 ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 15, 2005, 12:46 PM
Great stuff Brent.  8)

HLJ gave me a tracking number and it was sent EMS so thats Purolator.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 15, 2005, 12:53 PM
Indy.......Indy.......Indy........Indy.........Indy.........Indy....................
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 15, 2005, 01:10 PM
Indy.......Indy.......Indy........Indy.........Indy.........Indy....................

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Indy.......Indy.......Indy........Indy.........Indy.........Indy............bmp)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 15, 2005, 01:17 PM
mm.. sorry but wats with indy?? i'm a bit confused..  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 15, 2005, 01:32 PM
Oh Indy goes back to Series 2 when they had the Indiana Jones chase figure. Brent was waiting on his box from HLJ and was hoping to get the Indy chase and he got excited and kept posting Indy.......Indy.....  ;D

Sadly Brent did not score an Indy out of the box.  :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2005, 01:48 PM
Oh Indy goes back to Series 2 when they had the Indiana Jones chase figure. Brent was waiting on his box from HLJ and was hoping to get the Indy chase and he got excited and kept posting Indy.......Indy.....  ;D

Sadly Brent did not score an Indy out of the box.  :'(

But I did... (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=4623.msg79276#msg79276) and it forever set me down the dark path - seeing that little fedora stick out of the silver bag was like pure joy!  Now, here I sit waiting on a Master case of Series 4 - a Kubrickaholic!   ;D


with the japan shipment, i found the chases in box 3 and 4.

however with the hk side, i found the chases in box 1 and 4..

Hmmm... Very interesting.  thanks for that, it seems like it clears the picture up a bit.   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 15, 2005, 01:54 PM
icic.. haha.. i got 2 indys though.. :)

as for the assortment, it sucks cause a lot of the dealers here dun have han chase so they cant form a set of 9.. i think out of 10 master cases sent here.. all 10 came with lukes ( 10 x 2 lukes = 20 lukes) i hope mine from robby's will come with han so i can at least exchange with them..

Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 15, 2005, 05:10 PM
I love that Bespin Luke has a lightsaber hilt as well as an ignited saber.  ;D Just awesome!
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 15, 2005, 06:58 PM
How're you guys posing the Emperor?  I find he looks better just with the cane.

Oh, and that Darth Vader is THE BEST KUBRICK EVER!
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 15, 2005, 07:01 PM
I love that Bespin Luke has a lightsaber hilt as well as an ignited saber.  ;D Just awesome!

evenflow, I totally agree.  I wish they would do it with more of the Kubrick's with Lightsabers. 

nilito, I got your stuff out today if you didn't read your message at KW yet.  :)
I also agree that Darth Vader is the best Kubrick ever. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 15, 2005, 07:52 PM
Indy.......Indy.......Indy........Indy.........Indy.........Indy....................
Don't start that again. Remember how disapointed you got last time.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 15, 2005, 08:25 PM
I know :( :-\ :-X

Right after I typed it I figured that I probably bitched myself with bad Karma.  Oh well, live and learn.  Or not. :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 15, 2005, 09:25 PM
Ok, had our kub opening party tnonight (bricsk and beer!)

I got a Han Trooper! My buddy got the other and our othre buddy
got the Vader, he`s a Vader NUT so we let him have that one. It
was actually in the box i Opened, so I could have had it!! But he lovs
Vader, so we compromised  ;D

Anywho, our layout was the same as the first one show here, so I played
pyschic when I tossed him the vader chase Box  :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 15, 2005, 09:26 PM
nilito, I got your stuff out today if you didn't read your message at KW yet.  :)
I also agree that Darth Vader is the best Kubrick ever. 

Thanks, P.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 15, 2005, 10:34 PM
Ok, had our kub opening party tnonight (bricsk and beer!)



The beer part is fairly obvious :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 15, 2005, 10:39 PM
Indy.......Indy.......Indy........Indy.........Indy.........Indy....................

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Indy.......Indy.......Indy........Indy.........Indy.........Indy............bmp)

mm.. sorry but wats with indy?? i'm a bit confused.. :-\

Don't worry, yujun.  Most days, no one knows what those two tools are talking about.   ;)   :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 15, 2005, 10:44 PM
I'd complain, but truer words...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 15, 2005, 10:48 PM
Ok, had our kub opening party tnonight (bricsk and beer!)



The beer part is fairly obvious :P

Wow, my fingers don`t work so good after a few I guess, lol  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 15, 2005, 10:55 PM
Postde some pics of our gathering.
Here a few teaser:
(http://www.essentialcomics.com/adam/images/BricksNbeer1.jpg)

(http://www.essentialcomics.com/adam/images/bricksNbeer6.jpg)

(http://www.essentialcomics.com/adam/images/bricksNbeer05.jpg)

Check out this link for the rest!
BRICKS & BEER `05 (http://www.essentialcomics.com/adam/collection.htm)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 15, 2005, 11:02 PM
Apparently, you guys should have ordered some pizza too.   ;)

(http://www.essentialcomics.com/adam/images/bricksNbeer8.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 15, 2005, 11:06 PM
Thanks to my good bud Dale, my Wicket army-building empire has begun!  He threw one in the last package that I bought off of him.  What a guy.   ;)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/IMG_1994tn-WicketGuards.JPG)

But my daughter loves Kubricks too.  As soon as I brought these out, she was all over them.  Apparently the "Ages 14 and up" warning on the box doesn't apply.

Wicket and Wicket were visiting Tatooine and got lost, but luckily a Jawa was kind enough to pick them up.  If you look close, the bumper sticker says "my other vehicle is a Sandcrawler."

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/IMG_2000tn%20-%20Semi.JPG)

Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 15, 2005, 11:10 PM
Apparently, you guys should have ordered some pizza too.   ;)



I warned him not to eat them, get the HK trots from it I bet.
They do kinda look like pop tarts in those fiol bags  :D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 15, 2005, 11:12 PM
Thanks to my good bud Dale, my Wicket army-building empire has begun!  He threw one in the last package that I bought off of him.  What a guy.   ;)



But my daughter loves Kubricks too.  As soon as I brought these out, she was all over them.  Apparently the "Ages 14 and up" warning on the box doesn't apply.

Wicket and Wicket were visiting Tatooine and got lost, but luckily a Jawa was kind enough to pick them up.  If you look close, the bumper sticker says "my other vehicle is a Sandcrawler."





The Wicket empire has begun! I think I gave my last one away, or I`d send ya one.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 15, 2005, 11:46 PM
Thanks for the pics Sith, looks like you guys had a great time.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 15, 2005, 11:48 PM
seems like everyone got their cases..

where's my case!!  :-[ i'm starting to get worried..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2005, 11:52 PM
Anywho, our layout was the same as the first one show here, so I played
pyschic when I tossed him the vader chase Box  :o

So, you found your chases in Boxes 1 and 4 like Padawan did?

Just to clarify, was it a HK box or a Japan box?

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 16, 2005, 03:49 AM
Thanks to my good bud Dale, my Wicket army-building empire has begun!  He threw one in the last package that I bought off of him.  What a guy.   ;)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/IMG_1994tn-WicketGuards.JPG)

More where they came from.  ;)

Hmmm, a Kuby party.  8)  Great pictures, hope the aroma from the Kuby's were not too intoxicating.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 16, 2005, 05:58 AM
Anywho, our layout was the same as the first one show here, so I played
pyschic when I tossed him the vader chase Box  :o

So, you found your chases in Boxes 1 and 4 like Padawan did?

Just to clarify, was it a HK box or a Japan box?

Jeff

I would guess it was a Japan box, but how do you tell?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 16, 2005, 06:23 AM
Had to buy an Luke Stormie to complete the set. Now I'm done until series 5, or another carded surprise.
(http://www.ne.jp/asahi/getnood/now/Graphics/jpeg/Kubrick/Star-Wars/s4/kub-sw-s4-11of9-l.jpg)
(http://www.ne.jp/asahi/getnood/now/Graphics/jpeg/Kubrick/Star-Wars/swkubcoll.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 16, 2005, 06:51 AM
Wow!
Looking great! Man I want a 400% Fett bad, looks great standing there.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 16, 2005, 09:33 AM
Well, I grabbed a Luke Trooper off eBay.
Probably overpaid a bit, but I had kubrick fever, yeah, thats it.
I saw Tony won one earlier, so I didn`t feel bad bidding against him.
Got it for $52 bucks plus shipping, so 60 total.
I had a 10% off PayPal coupon that I used also, so grand total was $52 and change.

Oh, here is the PayPal code:
CATLSP051025

10% off one item won via eBay. You can use it once. Not sure if/when it expires.

I also have a solid lead on the Vader chase...  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 16, 2005, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the coupon Adam, Looks like it will come in handy (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987673175&category=751&rd=1) :-X
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 16, 2005, 02:23 PM
Very nice Simon, nice too be caught up.  8)

Thanks for the PayPay code Adam, I will need it when that case arrives just like Brent did.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 16, 2005, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the coupon Adam, Looks like it will come in handy (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987673175&category=751&rd=1) :-X

I saw that one go up today, too!
I just bought the Luke though, and might have a Vader coming in from a local
trade.
Congrats!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 16, 2005, 06:53 PM
Thanks :)  I've bought stuff from that seller before and he's been pretty good to deal with.  Doesn't change the shipping cost to Canada, ships pretty quick and stays in contact - all cool.  He also will undercut the declared value so I almost always avoid customs fees with him. 

It's nice to see the prices coming down.  I think Vader may sink as low as $50-60 for a while, but I was happy with that price.  I also think Vader's value will climb higher again in time after the shipments are done in a couple of weeks and nobody's waiting for their boxes/cases any longer.  But I thought that was a fair price, especially with the coupon and from a seller I've dealt with. 

If I can score Han/Luke (from my box) or for around $50 each it will make my total costs for this series around $250 including the shipping.  That's fair to me and I'll have a few extra figures to part with as well.  I like that I'll have extra Vaders and Stormies as well, nice case count.  Obviously pre-ordering from Robby.jp would have been the best alternative, but live and learn. 

Now, I need a Rebo band set for $100 and a $30 Droids R2.  That's not asking too much, is it? ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 16, 2005, 07:31 PM
If you see another droids fett in that price range, be sure to post it here!
I might just dump the 100 or so for it.... opened the 100$ Indy, so why
not Fett?
Then all the carded ones will go up in value a little, so really, I`m doing
you other guys a favor  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on July 17, 2005, 12:26 AM
Been out of the game here a little too long, Jeff is hooking me up with one of his Boxes so I should at least get a set of 6.  The Han and Luke are neat but to me would be very easy customs so I may pass on them and just buy an extra Bespin Luke and Han somewhere and swap heads.  The Vader is the tricky one for me.  We'll see what I do on that one.  I hate how much these damn things have gone up in price over the last two years but alas, such is life on a foreign collectible
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2005, 12:40 AM
Nice to see ya back Scott.  :)

Surprised your not biting the bullet on a complete set off of evilBay. Pricey!  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 17, 2005, 01:35 AM
Just want to set things straight, because I don't know for sure yet:

1. Is "old Anakin" part of the normal Vader figure or is it a chase as well?
2. Is it possible to get Luke and Han variants in the same box or is one limited to HK?


Answers to either question would be appreciated! Thanks.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 17, 2005, 01:41 AM
1. Is "old Anakin" part of the normal Vader figure or is it a chase as well?

Yes, the "old" Anakin Head is the standard figure.  The Luke Head w/Damaged Mask is the Chase.


2. Is it possible to get Luke and Han variants in the same box or is one limited to HK?

Neither is limited to HK or Japan, they have both been found in both places.  What is different between the HK and Japan Master Cases is the placement of the Chase figures (apparently).

It is NOT possible to get BOTH Han and Luke in one box of 12.  You get 2 Han Stormtrooper -or- 2 Luke Stormtrooper in that particular box, no one has found chase box with one of each.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 17, 2005, 01:45 AM
Thanks Jeff! Now... where to order? Got any suggestions for that? Who has the lowest prices on a box of 12. That's always what I go with. A box. Then I buy the figures I didn't get.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2005, 01:47 AM
Yay, getting closer. 2005/07/16: 14:37: International item has arrived in the destination country. Vancouver customs it now sits.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 17, 2005, 01:49 AM
Thanks Jeff! Now... where to order? Got any suggestions for that? Who has the lowest prices on a box of 12. That's always what I go with. A box. Then I buy the figures I didn't get.

Just want to make sure people see this on the next page. :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2005, 02:06 AM
No place I know of, most are sold out. If you want a box of 12 now it's going to be hard to get at a cheap price. Even on eBay they go for $97.

Might be best just to get the set of 6 plus the extras.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 17, 2005, 02:19 AM
Huh? These just came out! I always get my boxes a few weeks after the kubricks are released!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2005, 02:30 AM
Most places are just selling the set of 6.

As for the box of 12, BBTS is sold out, HLJ is sold out! It's a popular series.

If you want, check out the stores here, there might be one in there: Kw Resources (http://www.kubrickworld.com/resources.php)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2005, 02:45 AM
There is also the possibility that when series was released,the pre-orders stopped at the online retailers so they can fill there orders. If there are extras, they shoud hopefully put them up. Some places my not have there orders in yet, just a guess.  :-\

Maybe someone here has a good contact that knows of someplace that might have a box.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 17, 2005, 02:47 AM
How much did you pay for your box? Or if you got a case, how much per each box?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2005, 02:57 AM
How much did you pay for your box? Or if you got a case, how much per each box?

This just in from HLJ:

Quote
This message it to let you know that the following merchandise has been shipped to you from HobbyLink Japan.

Master Case is on the way!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)

For those who asked about the shipping cost, bear in mind this is to Canada:

5400 Yen = $48.25 US or $58.15 CDN. Total cost is 40968 Yen for $365.48 US or $441.20 CDN at todays rate.

A little searching goes a long way, it helps reading the past posts.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 17, 2005, 08:16 AM
I know a lot of people don`t like to, but you gotta pre-order these guys
if you want a box of 12, the price goes 20-30 bucks after they come out.
I don`t know too many other things that go up that much after release.

I checked Spanky, Toys-Chameleon and ToyNK, all sold out right now.
eBay might be it for the moment. If you want just a set, I think Padiwan
might have one for sale still, someone backed out on him.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2005, 01:32 PM
Ouch!

 Kubrick secret "boba fett"set of 3 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987860690&fromMakeTrack=true)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2005, 01:48 PM
Ha, ha. I just saw this posted at the Slave 1 forum.   ;D

(http://slave1.cside3.jp/up/img/2486.jpg)

Check these army builders.   :o

(http://slave1.cside3.jp/up/img/2441.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: scaryandy on July 17, 2005, 02:29 PM
WTF! Do the heads swap on the SW 'unbreakable' range . . . I always thought they were fixed!

EDIT: OK  . . . just realised heads on same bodies, just hats and hair swaps . . .doh!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 17, 2005, 02:55 PM
Why do they call them unbreakable? One of my Wicket's fell down and its legs broke off! I'll take a pic if anyone doesn't believe it...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 17, 2005, 04:42 PM
Ouch!

 Kubrick secret "boba fett"set of 3 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987860690&fromMakeTrack=true)

Must have been watching the prices on these guys lately and decided it was time to unload.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 17, 2005, 06:26 PM
So,

My Kubricks were delivered today via EMS (yes, they were delivered on a Sunday afternoon - weird!).

I ordered a Master Case (at a reasonable price) from one of my asian trading pals but instead of a master case, I recieved four boxes of 12... all of which were OPENED.  (http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/mad.gif)

He apologized and offered "Sorry I must have mis-understood what you wanted.  That's all I had to send you".   ::)

Serves me right for not getting my pre-order into RoBBy.jp or HLJ in time.  Anyway, I don't think we'll get any chases, because each of the boxes is laid out like Simon's non-chase box description:

BOX:
1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Nien Nunb
11. Hoth Han
12. Bespin Luke


I was left with 2 choices - just keep them OR send them back and eat like $80-90 on the shipping cost (since I'd have to pay to ship them back and then he'd ony refund the price of the Kubrick boxes, but not the shipping too).   :-\

Since I didn't want to waste the cash, I decided to keep them.  At least he did send me back a bit of my money to kind of apologize, so that was something at least. 

So, my Kubys are here, but I've only got 6/9 of a set.  Guess I will have to go the eBay route and chase those last 3...  :'(

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 17, 2005, 06:51 PM
So,

My Kubricks were delivered today via EMS (yes, they were delivered on a Sunday afternoon - weird!).

I ordered a Master Case (at a reasonable price) from one of my asian trading pals but instead of a master case, I recieved four boxes of 12... all of which were OPENED.  (http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/mad.gif)

He apologized and offered "Sorry I must have mis-understood what you wanted.  That's all I had to send you".   ::)

Serves me right for not getting my pre-order into RoBBy.jp or HLJ in time.  Anyway, I don't think we'll get any chases, because each of the boxes is laid out like Simon's non-chase box description:

BOX:
1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Nien Nunb
11. Hoth Han
12. Bespin Luke


I was left with 2 choices - just keep them OR send them back and eat like $80-90 on the shipping cost (since I'd have to pay to ship them back and then he'd ony refund the price of the Kubrick boxes, but not the shipping too).   :-\

Since I didn't want to waste the cash, I decided to keep them.  At least he did send me back a bit of my money to kind of apologize, so that was something at least. 

So, my Kubys are here, but I've only got 6/9 of a set.  Guess I will have to go the eBay route and chase those last 3...  :'(

Jeff


That sucks so much.  Sorry to hear about that.   :(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 17, 2005, 07:02 PM
Whoa, sorry about your situation there Jeff.  That sucks. :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 17, 2005, 07:05 PM
Jeff, sorry to hear this, it`s one of my nightmares.
Were the boxes of 12 opened, or did you get 4 boxes not in a master case, just
loose?

2 of the boxes in our master case were kinda open, the glue was not glued
very well. I chalked it up to heat, but we did get the chase figs from it.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 17, 2005, 07:08 PM
Jeff, sorry to hear this, it`s one of my nightmares.
Were the boxes of 12 opened, or did you get 4 boxes not in a master case, just
loose?

OPENED, as in the little perforated, pull here to open thing was missing - the box tops were taped shut to the front with scotch tape.   >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 17, 2005, 07:21 PM
Jeff, sorry to hear this, it`s one of my nightmares.
Were the boxes of 12 opened, or did you get 4 boxes not in a master case, just
loose?

OPENED, as in the little perforated, pull here to open thing was missing - the box tops were taped shut to the front with scotch tape.   >:(

Wow, then you know they were completely picked through.  That's just wrong.  I trust you will not be using this contact again? 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 17, 2005, 07:29 PM
Wow, then you know they were completely picked through.  That's just wrong.  I trust you will not be using this contact again? 

Yeah, I've got Series 5 pre-orderd from RoBBy.jp so I won't need to trade with this guy again...  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 17, 2005, 07:47 PM
Jeff, sorry to hear this, it`s one of my nightmares.
Were the boxes of 12 opened, or did you get 4 boxes not in a master case, just
loose?

OPENED, as in the little perforated, pull here to open thing was missing - the box tops were taped shut to the front with scotch tape.   >:(
WOW! Thats terrible. If not for the shipping, I`d send them back.
Jeez, you`d think they would have at least known you wanted sealed boxes.
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 17, 2005, 08:11 PM
That sucks man, i am sorry to hear all that. I hope you dont trust this guy anymore, he totlaly screwed you over.  :-[
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 17, 2005, 08:30 PM
Luke storm ended recently at 76 bucks & Han ended at 83!
Vader chase hit 81 bucks.
I don`t feel so bad about $52 bucks now.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2005, 09:34 PM
I ordered a Master Case (at a reasonable price) from one of my asian trading pals but instead of a master case, I recieved four boxes of 12... all of which were OPENED.  (http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/mad.gif)

On man Jeff, sorry to hear about this. Is thre no way to repack the parcel and return to sender and not pay the shipping cost in return?

This sucks.  :(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 17, 2005, 09:59 PM
Luke storm ended recently at 76 bucks & Han ended at 83!
Vader chase hit 81 bucks.
I don`t feel so bad about $52 bucks now.


Heh, I watched those too.  Happy with my $79 Vader still.  your $52 and the previous $49 for stormie chases is looking like a good deal.  I'm going to wait for my box to see what shows up.  Obviously now I'm hoping for the stormie chase as all I'd have to do is trade one and be done. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2005, 10:06 PM
Checking on my shipment:

2005/07/17: 11:13: Vancouver, BC. International item has been sent to Canadian Customs for processing.

It could be this Friday or early next week as a guess but then again, I could be lucky if it does not sit too long.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 17, 2005, 10:15 PM
Does anyone still have a master case yet to come in besides Dale?  Still looking to do a Han for Luke Trooper swap. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 17, 2005, 10:21 PM
Does anyone still have a master case yet to come in besides Dale?  Still looking to do a Han for Luke Trooper swap. 

I don't have a master case but I do have a box coming from hlj.com and if I luck out, I'll let you know.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 17, 2005, 11:01 PM
Does anyone still have a master case yet to come in besides Dale?  Still looking to do a Han for Luke Trooper swap. 
 

I don't have a master case but I do have a box coming from hlj.com and if I luck out, I'll let you know.

Cool, thanks.   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 18, 2005, 12:54 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988009846&category=48972&rd=1

anyone ever see these before? Look pretty good. I googled the company name but came up blank
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 18, 2005, 01:32 AM
Does anyone still have a master case yet to come in besides Dale?  Still looking to do a Han for Luke Trooper swap. 

me!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 18, 2005, 09:55 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988009846&category=48972&rd=1

anyone ever see these before? Look pretty good. I googled the company name but came up blank

I have seen similar display cases like that in the past with online stores. Only thing is there's no footpegs. Still not a bad price for it but $16.00 to ship up here, that hooker is going to be busy.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 18, 2005, 05:42 PM
...I recieved four boxes of 12... all of which were OPENED.  (http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/mad.gif)

Holy ****, that absolutely sucks, Jeff!  >:(  Are you going to at least provide us the name of the guy here, so we know who to avoid?  I hope his refund that he offered you was closely equivalent to the going market rate of the 3 missing chase figures at least.  What a total *******, and complete con-artist.  Sorry to hear about that bud...  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 18, 2005, 10:47 PM
Check this out. I think it's a Darth Vader Bearbrick. The seller says it's a Bearbrick, but arms and legs look a bit wrong. ??? Pretty cool, but I'm not going down the Bearbrick path.
(http://img133.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/7/6/9/1/j123123jp2004-img453x510-1121692006swbb1.jpg)

Jeff.

That is absolutely terrible what the seller did. I would ask for at least half my money back. I'm not sure how much you paid, but I wouldn't be happy at all.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 18, 2005, 11:45 PM
http://www.kidrobot.com/shop.php?sku=8115&Category=Toy2r%20%26%20Ci-Boys

Looks more like a Qee or some such thing.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 19, 2005, 04:12 AM
Check this out. I think it's a Darth Vader Bearbrick. The seller says it's a Bearbrick, but arms and legs look a bit wrong. ??? Pretty cool, but I'm not going down the Bearbrick path.
(http://img133.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/7/6/9/1/j123123jp2004-img453x510-1121692006swbb1.jpg)


How tall is this?  It almost looks inflatable, to my tired-at-2-in-the-morning eyes.

Must have more info!   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 19, 2005, 05:12 AM
jst recieved news that my master case together with rah vader is here..  ;D

but the bad news is that robby wrote the full sum of value and i got taxed!!  :P

Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 19, 2005, 05:15 AM
Complete set for only $270 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987014319&category=48972&rd=1) (BIN), but with ridiculous $29 in shipping (from that Vince Carter fella).

If his shipping was more reasonable, I would've probably BIN'ed it myself.  Screw inflated shipping charges though.  >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 19, 2005, 08:25 AM
jst recieved news that my master case together with rah vader is here..  ;D

but the bad news is that robby wrote the full sum of value and i got taxed!!  :P



Good new about them being there!
Too bad about the totals though, how much will they hit you with?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 19, 2005, 09:27 AM
That is sure one hell of a whatever it is Simon, I wonder if it's like that QEE Bear Wicket.  ???

Has anyone dealt with bearbrick.com? I found this in there Virtual Shop. I had to run this through Bablefish to get a translation:

(http://www.bearbrick.com/series10/img_vr/b_new.gif)

KUBRICK and the figure case for BE@RBRICK

Selling price: \3,150 (including tax)
Sale day: 2005 8 end of the month schedule
Specification: 50×50×90mm 20 set

Favorable comment KUBRICK and the figure case for BE@RBRICK which it receives
As the virtual shop limited commodity we sell as 20 sets!

* BE@RBRICK itself is not included in this commodity
* The photograph is the prototype. The actually commodity part there are times when it differs, please acknowledge beforehand.

(http://www.bearbrick.com/series10/main/virtualshop2/popup/img/img03.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 19, 2005, 09:37 AM
jst recieved news that my master case together with rah vader is here..  ;D

but the bad news is that robby wrote the full sum of value and i got taxed!!  :P

Welcome to the club on taxes.  :-\

yujun, take note on the placement of the 4 boxes in the Master Case and the figures in the box of 12 so we can compare them to the ones posted here.   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 19, 2005, 10:26 AM
That is sure one hell of a whatever it is Simon, I wonder if it's like that QEE Bear Wicket.  ???

Has anyone dealt with bearbrick.com? I found this in there Virtual Shop. I had to run this through Bablefish to get a translation:

(http://www.bearbrick.com/series10/img_vr/b_new.gif)

KUBRICK and the figure case for BE@RBRICK

Selling price: \3,150 (including tax)
Sale day: 2005 8 end of the month schedule
Specification: 50×50×90mm 20 set

Favorable comment KUBRICK and the figure case for BE@RBRICK which it receives
As the virtual shop limited commodity we sell as 20 sets!

* BE@RBRICK itself is not included in this commodity
* The photograph is the prototype. The actually commodity part there are times when it differs, please acknowledge beforehand.

(http://www.bearbrick.com/series10/main/virtualshop2/popup/img/img03.jpg)

Wow, I hope they sell these again.  I was only able to get 16 of them last time Medicom sold these.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 19, 2005, 11:01 AM
the taxes cost me an extra 30bucks..

sure do.. i will try to get the placements of the chases.. hopefully my buddy doesnt open them w/o me! :)

Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 19, 2005, 03:02 PM
Jeff tells me my box of Kubricks are in the mail!  Can't wait!  :D

And I am the proud owner of "Jesse's Toys and Collectibles" for ordering purposes from Robby.jp.   ;)  My two, yes two, master cases of Series 5 Kubricks are on preorder. 

Kubrickaholism really is a disease, isn't it?   :-X
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2005, 03:22 PM
Are you insane? :o  Why two?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 19, 2005, 03:35 PM
Are you insane? :o Why two?

Hmmmm...

One for him, one for Cara?

Or maybe, based on the highly successful MN Club and the relatively new SoCAL Club, he's planning on starting up the Saskachewan JediDefender.com Star Wars Collector Club?

Or maybe he wants to give out Kubys to all his family members for Christmas?

 :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2005, 03:44 PM
There's what, four other people in Saskatchewan? :P   Maybe the dip**** is starting his own store for real.  Enough with pharmacy, small town Saskatchewan demands toys!
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 19, 2005, 03:57 PM
Are you insane? :o Why two?

Well obviously because I'm going to army build Ackbars!  "It's a trap!"

Or maybe, based on the highly successful MN Club and the relatively new SoCAL Club, he's planning on starting up the Saskatchewan JediDefender.com Star Wars Collector Club?

Ha!  I'd just end up playing with myself.   :-X   ;)

There's what, four other people in Saskatchewan? :P Maybe the dip**** is starting his own store for real. Enough with pharmacy, small town Saskatchewan demands toys!

Five people, thank you very much.   >:(

And besides, which will do the greater good?  Dispensing drugs are selling toys?  It's a no-brainer.   :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2005, 04:03 PM
After Star Wars in 30 minutes I can't read It's a Trap! without bursting into laughter :D  So thanks for the Dr. Pepper on the screen. 

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 19, 2005, 08:47 PM
Holy ****, 2 Master Cases!  :o

I sure hope your not trying to get a complete set incuding the chases with 2 cases then be stuck with all the extras.
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 19, 2005, 11:00 PM
I got my box from HLJ today, no chases :-[.

What was I thinking I should have ordered a master case, silly me.  I'm determined to top Jesse - I am going to order three master cases of series 5 = not. 

The next wave does not appeal to me as much as wave 4.  IMO wave 1 & 4 were the best waves for detail in the figures.

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 19, 2005, 11:46 PM
i jst opened my cases.. got the han variants..

got the rah vader too.. wow.. it's brilliant! i gotta go find a display case for it now.. it'll be a waste of money to keep him in the box..
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 08:48 AM
yujun, did you mark down the placement boxes and the figures?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2005, 11:11 AM
Well, as a follow up to my story:

The Dude and his two friends (in Japan) opened up 3 Master Cases between them.  I thought I was getting one of the Master Cases they ordered and they were spiltting the other two, but that was not the case (obviously). 

It sounds like what I got was 3 non-chase boxes (they opened the boxes to see which had the chase by the order of the individual boxes in the box of 12) and then one box that was re-assembled after the chases were pulled out.  He feels bad about the situation and he still claims that it really was just a language barrier misunderstanding that led to me getting what I got. 

Looking back through the e-mails, I did notice that the word "sealed" disappeared after the first few exchanges and his final message did say "factory master case".  I guess I just assumed "factory master case" still meant "sealed master case" like it did earlier in the e-mails and not 4 searched boxes put back into the "factory master case" for shipping.  Yeah, it's hard to believe but he claims that what he thought I really wanted was the Kubrick Cardboard Master Carton (like someone buys a master case from Asia just for the cardboard box  ::)). 

Regardless of whether I believe him or not, he isn't selling any of the chases on eBay and hasn't in the past for that matter.  I've had a couple of other deals with him in the past for stuff (he got me an Eopie during Episode 1 and a few other HTF things for cost on two other occasions) and I have always been treated fairly by him on shipping costs and things like that in the past.

I'll just chalk it up to a bad case of buyer beware and I guess I avoid dealing with him in the future.   :(
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 20, 2005, 11:27 AM
oh ya.. i didnt take down the exact placements.. but i think it was mentioned b4 in the previous posts.. cause i took it down and went for those boxes and found them instantly..

took one han and the vader luke..  but exchanged the han for a luke later..

customise my own han and it looks like the authentic one.. han is easier to do because u can get han's head easier.. luke's one can only be found in the earlier bird or carded set or the series 4 basic set..

however, i'm more excited abt my rah vader..  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 11:55 AM
Well I just checked my staus on my Master Case through Canada Post about 15 minutes ago and it came up as Vancouver, BC. International item has been sent to Canadian Customs for processing.

So I go outside and relaxe with a cigar then low and behold, a postal truck pulls up. The driver gets out with a fair size box which I reconize immediately.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/konfus/a038.gif)    (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)

It Has Arrived!

Ha, ha... parcel was not opened by customs and I was only charged $14.70 for duty.

Stay tuned folks as I open the parcel and hope it's a Master Case and not a repack. My heart is pounding with excitement.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 20, 2005, 11:56 AM
Well, as a follow up to my story:

The Dude and his two friends (in Japan) opened up 3 Master Cases between them.  I thought I was getting one of the Master Cases they ordered and they were spiltting the other two, but that was not the case (obviously). 

It sounds like what I got was 3 non-chase boxes (they opened the boxes to see which had the chase by the order of the individual boxes in the box of 12) and then one box that was re-assembled after the chases were pulled out.  He feels bad about the situation and he still claims that it really was just a language barrier misunderstanding that led to me getting what I got. 

Looking back through the e-mails, I did notice that the word "sealed" disappeared after the first few exchanges and his final message did say "factory master case".  I guess I just assumed "factory master case" still meant "sealed master case" like it did earlier in the e-mails and not 4 searched boxes put back into the "factory master case" for shipping.  Yeah, it's hard to believe but he claims that what he thought I really wanted was the Kubrick Cardboard Master Carton (like someone buys a master case from Asia just for the cardboard box  ::)). 

Regardless of whether I believe him or not, he isn't selling any of the chases on eBay and hasn't in the past for that matter.  I've had a couple of other deals with him in the past for stuff (he got me an Eopie during Episode 1 and a few other HTF things for cost on two other occasions) and I have always been treated fairly by him on shipping costs and things like that in the past.

I'll just chalk it up to a bad case of buyer beware and I guess I avoid dealing with him in the future.   :(

Did the seller replace the chase figures with other non chase figures? I mean did you get the full 48 figures with no chases?
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 20, 2005, 11:56 AM
GD LUCK!!!  ;D

i understand how u feel.. i felt that yesterday..
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 12:04 PM
I'm taking some pictures as I go.  :)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/HLJ%20Parcel.jpg)

Oh ****!  It's not packed the same as the last time and like the others posted, looks like a repack!  :'(

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Open%20Parcel.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 20, 2005, 12:07 PM
why is ur master case different??!?

mm.. u better start opening and check..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 20, 2005, 12:14 PM
I'm taking some pictures as I go.  :)
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Open%20Parcel.jpg)

Well, glad it arrived, but *crap*!  Is that repacked with non-chase cases??!?!?!
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 20, 2005, 12:16 PM
i think its either repacked or they take random boxes of 12 from other master cases and send u..

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 12:21 PM
why is ur master case different??!?

mm.. u better start opening and check..

Oh ****!  It's not packed the same as the last time and like the others posted, looks like a repack!  :'(

I took the top 2 boxes out, this is the 2nd level.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Open%20Box%202nd%20Level.jpg)

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/4%20Boxes%203%20Opened%201%20Sealed.jpg)

1 box is sealed, the bottom of the other 3 boxes are opened. The glue has come undone!  :'(

My Master Case is a ******* Repack!   >:(

Ahhhhhhh ****! Good thing I can preview my post before I enter it. I think they repacked my order with loose boxes. I'm not sure if any chases were taken out Matt. You could be right yujun. :-\

I'm going to take a small breather outside and chomp on my cigar.

Matt, I stand by my word that you will get a sealed box, I will only touch the boxes that the glue has come undone.

I'll be back in a bit, taking a break.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 20, 2005, 12:25 PM
Matt, I stand by my word that you will get a sealed box, I will only touch the boxes that the glue has come undone.

I'll be back in a bit, taking a break.

Thats cool Dale, but don't fill my end of the deal, and screw yourself.  I think we should contact the seller, and demand some answers before doing anything.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2005, 12:29 PM
Did the seller replace the chase figures with other non chase figures? I mean did you get the full 48 figures with no chases?

Yeah, non-chase figures were plugged into the empty spots where the chases should have been.  You could tell which of the 4 boxes it was because all of the figures in that box were upside down.

So, I got 48 figures (4x Standard Box of 12), but no chases.   :-\


My Master Case is a ******* Repack!   >:(

Star Wars Series 4 aka JediDefender Staff Members get a screw job!   ::)

Here's hoping they just re-packed a Master Case into another box Dale!  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 20, 2005, 12:33 PM
what is happening man..  :o

where has all the honest sellers go to? god.. did u get it from a japanese shop or hongkong seller??



Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 12:34 PM
Matt, I stand by my word that you will get a sealed box, I will only touch the boxes that the glue has come undone.

I'll be back in a bit, taking a break.

Thats cool Dale, but don't fill my end of the deal, and screw yourself.  I think we should contact the seller, and demand some answers before doing anything.

Ok, I'm back. I paced quite a bit and I think I need a new lawn.  ;D

I don't think theres much we can do Matt, HLJ is sold out so an exchange would be out of the question.

The box it was shipped in is larger then the last one I got. The 3 boxes that opened on the bottom maybe from shipping as there is a lot of room for them to move around.

I'm think it would be best to stay with what we have.

It came from HLJ yujun, Japan. There a distributor.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 12:39 PM
**** it! I'm going for the 3 open boxes.

Stand by.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 20, 2005, 12:40 PM
Good luck. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 12:41 PM
Starting with the box on the left. Turning it around like I opened it from the top to check the placements.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/4%20Boxes%203%20Opened%201%20Sealed.jpg)

Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 20, 2005, 12:47 PM
good luck DSJ!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 12:49 PM
I'm using Jon's format.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/brooks55/kubrick4pack.jpg)

Box 1.
1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Stormtrooper
7. Stormtrooper
8. Emperor
9. Bespin Luke
10. Nien Nunb
11. Hoth Han
12. Luke/ Vader chase? Oh sweet mother of god!

Theres an extra Vader box in there!  :o  Opening up the strange Vader as I post this.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 20, 2005, 12:49 PM
I don't think theres much we can do Matt, HLJ is sold out so an exchange would be out of the question.

The box it was shipped in is larger then the last one I got. The 3 boxes that opened on the bottom maybe from shipping as there is a lot of room for them to move around.

I'm think it would be best to stay with what we have.

It came from HLJ yujun, Japan. There a distributor.

OK cool DSJ.  Well, I wish you the best!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 20, 2005, 12:53 PM
I'm on the edge of my seat!!!   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 12:57 PM
Box opened, little foil come to Papa.  ;D

Rips foil open...

Luke/Vader!
     (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Luke%20Vader%20Chase.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 20, 2005, 12:57 PM
Box opened, little foil come to Papa.  ;D

Rips foil open...

Luke/Vader!
      (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Luke%20Vader%20Chase.jpg)

WOW!  Congratulations man!!!!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 20, 2005, 12:59 PM
I wonder what that means for the other cases.  There are two like yours (opened on the bottom), and one sealed, right?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 01:01 PM
I'm ******* sweating bullets.   ;D

Now going for box #2.

I'm not sure Matt.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 01:02 PM
Box 2

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Bespin Luke
11. Hoth Han
12. Nien Nunb

Looks like a regular box. Gotta open them up to see whats there. Stand by.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 20, 2005, 01:06 PM
not as bad as u think! carry on the update..
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 01:08 PM
Yep, I was right. no chases.

Box #3 is next.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 01:09 PM
Box 3

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Bespin Luke
11. Hoth Han
12. Nien Nunb

Looks like another regular box. Opening them up.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 01:20 PM
Right again, no chase figures.  :-\

Oh well, at least I got one.  8)

Matt, your box is sealed. There is a good chance right now that you have 2 Han or 2 Luke chase figures. This maybe a Master Case just repacked in another box to ship, then again...  :-\ 

So far it has followed Jon's and by like looks of it, Simon's placement of only the 2 outer boxes. Mine has followed Jon's to the "T".

Matt, I will send this to you within the next 2 days. We will work out the total cost after I get my CC statement.

When you receive the box and open the little bastards up and if you do get ethier of the 2 chases, all I ask that one of them be mine. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 01:22 PM
Unless you want me to open the ****** now.  ;D

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/jk.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 20, 2005, 01:25 PM
OPEN IT! OPEN IT!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 20, 2005, 01:27 PM
Matt, your box is sealed. There is a good chance right now that you have 2 Han or 2 Luke chase figures. This maybe a Master Case just repacked in another box to ship, then again...  :-\ 

So far it has followed Jon's and by like looks of it, Simon's placement of only the 2 outer boxes. Mine has followed Jon's to the "T".

Matt, I will send this to you within the next 2 days. We will work out the total cost after I get my CC statement.

When you receive the box and open the little bastards up and if you do get ethier of the 2 chases, all I ask that one of them be mine. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.  :)

Dale - sounds fine to me.  I guess we'll see when it gets here.  Just give me the total, and I'll send that to you right away.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 01:31 PM
Your box has been carefully wrapped with large bubble wrap. Now I gotta find a different box.  ;D

I'll send you a PM shortly Matt.

Finger crossed.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 20, 2005, 01:35 PM
Your box has been carefully wrapped with large bubble wrap. Now I gotta find a different box.  ;D

I'll send you a PM shortly Matt.

Finger crossed.  ;)

Cool.  I'm hoping too.  You were very kind to offer me up a Han Carb chase, so I'd be more than happy to help you out with a chase too.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 20, 2005, 02:19 PM
Luke/Vader!(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Luke%20Vader%20Chase.jpg)

Congrats!  Now you've just got to chase down 1-2 more...  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2005, 02:41 PM
Thanks. I'm hoping that Matt gets one of the 2 Stormtrooper chases so the hunt will be for one, if not then hello eBay for two.

I have a funny feeling after all I went through that this was a Master Case just repacked in a different box. I just can't figure out why they did that.   (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/a015.gif)

That last box is our only hope. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 20, 2005, 02:52 PM
Did anyone get a Master case from Robby yet? Was it a repack or a sealed master case. I am getting worried about series 5.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 20, 2005, 02:56 PM
i got my master case from robby..

its perfect! got my 2 han chases and my vader/luke..

forget to add,, the placements were the same as mentioned as the others..
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 20, 2005, 03:13 PM
i got my master case from robby..

its perfect! got my 2 han chases and my vader/luke..

forget to add,, the placements were the same as mentioned as the others..

Awesome, gives me hope that they wont mess with the cases for series 5. I guess we will all eventually find out.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 20, 2005, 03:33 PM
they're not too bad.. i got nothing much to complain abt them..

only problem was they told me they were sending by EMS but the parcel came with SAL and they didnt write a lower value and got me taxed!! (sorry but its my first time getting taxed)

everything came in good condition. the rah vader box was good. no dents nothing..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 20, 2005, 05:23 PM
Did anyone get a Master case from Robby yet? Was it a repack or a sealed master case. I am getting worried about series 5.

I got my master case from Robby too, it wasn`t a repack.
I did mention a few pages ago that my boxes also had weak glue
on the bottom, and one was open from the glue unglueing. Still had
the 3 chase figs in it though, so no problems.

Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on July 20, 2005, 05:35 PM
Hey Guys.  My two cases were from Robby, and I have another nearly here from BBTS.  My master cases came in the standard medicom boxes, and both had identical chase placement, and were identical to the first layout posted here.

To tell you truth, I had only to open four boxes to pull all of the chases out (2 miraculously full sets), leaving me with 6 sealed chase-less boxes left.  I thought about it for less than a second and opened them all up to be sold and distributed individually and in sets on eBay.  I can't imagine screwing people over the way that seller did to Jeff.  I promise you, having been in the same position, that he made a conscious decision to do wrong.  Sickening.

Anyhow, now I am being murdered on eBay for mislabeling my auctions as "Series4" instead of "Series 4."  But hey, I can sleep at night.  

Also, I have a few of the Johnny lightning display cases coming and I hope to have pictures of my complete set up for everyone to oggle soon.  Curently out of the US on business right now in London (was actually a few blocks away from one of the bomb sites when it happened), but as soon as I return this weekend, and get about 300 ebay items in the mail, I will post something.  

Sorry again to hear of your misfortune, Jeff, and alternatively, Dale, congratulations on your chase luke/vader!

Scott
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 20, 2005, 07:56 PM
Jeff. IMO what happened to you was a scam. Have you recieved any money back? I mean, if you get a Master case, you need those chases to make it worth while. I'd be asking for at least $120 for the fact that there were no chases. That is unless you got the Master Case at a discounted rate.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 20, 2005, 08:40 PM
IMO what happened to you was a scam. Have you recieved any money back? I mean, if you get a Master case, you need those chases to make it worth while. I'd be asking for at least $120 for the fact that there were no chases. That is unless you got the Master Case at a discounted rate.

That's what I already told him too, Simon.  I'd say he needs to be compensated close to the current market value of the 3 chase figures that were excluded (less the price of the 3 regular versions in their place).  Considering the 3 chases collectively, and conservatively, go for about $240, I'd be asking for at least $200 back.  >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 21, 2005, 12:18 AM
Jeff. IMO what happened to you was a scam. Have you recieved any money back? I mean, if you get a Master case, you need those chases to make it worth while. I'd be asking for at least $120 for the fact that there were no chases. That is unless you got the Master Case at a discounted rate.

That's what I already told him too, Simon. I'd say he needs to be compensated close to the current market value of the 3 chase figures that were excluded (less the price of the 3 regular versions in their place). Considering the 3 chases collectively, and conservatively, go for about $240, I'd be asking for at least $200 back. >:(

Well, I did get a refund of $60 from the guy on Sunday (which I passed along to those who bought from me, it worked out to $15 off each box) and according to an e-mail I got today, the guy is going to send me his chase Luke Vader tomorrow.

I guess that helps make things a little better, on my end at least.

So:
- I got a more-than-fair price for what I got (4 boxes of Series 4)
- I sold off the extra 41 figures (I kept a set of 6 plus 1 extra Vader) so I'm not out any extra money by getting stuck with unsellable extras
- I'l end up with 1 of the 3 chases at least (but I kinda feel guilty because Jesse, Scott, and Paul missed out)

On one hand, it sucks that I didn't get what I thought I was getting, but on the other hand the guy does seem like he is trying to do right by me, first with partial refund and now at least one of the chases.

Like I said, I'll just chalk it up to a case of "buyer beware" and that will be the end of my dealings with Ryouei.   :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 21, 2005, 12:22 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988579899&category=48972&rd=1

Han chase, 63 BIN seller is in the US.

Adam
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 21, 2005, 12:34 AM
Thanks.  Need my box to arrive first though.  Must have patience on the stormtrooper twins, I think the price will come down yet.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 21, 2005, 12:37 AM
Thanks.  Need my box to arrive first though.  Must have patience on the stormtrooper twins, I think the price will come down yet.

Yeah, waited for mine too. Would have been pissed if I won a Han Trooper and then got one from the case  :D
I did get one ASAP after we opened our case, because I was all geeked up after
playing with them, I got it for the high end of my limit, but like I said, I was
having kubrick fever at the moment.
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 21, 2005, 12:56 AM
Adam,

Thanks, I got the chase Han seems like a fair price.  I justified my purchase since I sold off most everything in my collection to fund Kubricks and my new main hobby = photography.

Thanks again for the heads up,

Matt

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988579899&category=48972&rd=1

Han chase, 63 BIN seller is in the US.

Adam
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 21, 2005, 01:02 AM
Adam,

Thanks, I got the chase Han seems like a fair price.  I justified my purchase since I sold off most everything in my collection to fund Kubricks and my new main hobby = photography.

Thanks again for the heads up,

Matt

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988579899&category=48972&rd=1

Han chase, 63 BIN seller is in the US.

Adam

No prob! Thats what the forums are hear for, right?
 ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 21, 2005, 07:33 PM
It seems that the price for the chases are dropping...Luke/Vader Chase (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988159585&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEDW%3AIT&rd=1) went for $53
and Chase Han (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988160091&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEDW%3AIT&rd=1) went for $57.99.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 21, 2005, 08:07 PM
It seems that the price for the chases are dropping...Luke/Vader Chase (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988159585&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEDW%3AIT&rd=1) went for $53
and Chase Han (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988160091&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEDW%3AIT&rd=1) went for $57.99.

That should guarantee a Vader chase in my box, since I paid $79 for mine ::)  Still, I think that will climb back up in value.  I think Han and Luke will still settle out around that $40-50 mark though. 

Production numbers up so chase value is down?
Title: Series 5
Post by: zachdms on July 21, 2005, 08:32 PM
Anyhow, now I am being murdered on eBay for mislabeling my auctions as "Series4" instead of "Series 4."  But hey, I can sleep at night.
OOOOOO!  :o  *proceeds to army-build on the lovely 2 Trooper auctions*  Thumbs up!  Thanks - I almost missed those.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 21, 2005, 08:39 PM
It seems that the price for the chases are dropping...Luke/Vader Chase (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988159585&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEDW%3AIT&rd=1) went for $53
and Chase Han (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988160091&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEDW%3AIT&rd=1) went for $57.99.

My buddy just won a Luke Trooper from him for around 46 bucks, he`s very
happy camper right now.
I think this is about the price they will settle at for awhile, until they stop
showing up so much.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 21, 2005, 09:01 PM
Well, I did get a refund of $60 from the guy on Sunday (which I passed along to those who bought from me, it worked out to $15 off each box) and according to an e-mail I got today, the guy is going to send me his chase Luke Vader tomorrow.

Cool.  I wasn't going to mention the paltry $60 refund, but now that you're (hopefully) getting the Vader chase, I feel a little less hatred toward the fella now.  With the chase pieces dropping a lot now, I think Simon's $120 amount is more reasonable (than mine), and that's close to what you've got now if you get the Vader chase too, so that's cool.

Meanwhile, I continue to be patient, waiting for the right time to strike!  :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 21, 2005, 09:35 PM
Production numbers up so chase value is down?

I don't think so.  Personally I think that no one messed around with getting this series.  Meaning what product there was to go around was all bought up at once.  Because of this the market is kind of flooded right now.  With series 3 for example, you could still get a case of 12 many weeks after the release date.  Not so with series 4.  I think in a months time chases will start drying up considerably on ebay. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 21, 2005, 09:42 PM
Production numbers up so chase value is down?

I don't think so.  Personally I think that no one messed around with getting this series.  Meaning what product there was to go around was all bought up at once.  Because of this the market is kind of flooded right now.  With series 3 for example, you could still get a case of 12 many weeks after the release date.  Not so with series 4.  I think in a months time chases will start drying up considerably on ebay. 

I have to agree with this one, i think like much like the early series, they will eventually pop up once and a while, but no longer be regulars on ebay.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 22, 2005, 11:16 AM
Actually, I think production numbers might be way up on this series. Demand has been growing for the Star Wars line and since production is based on pre-orders by retails it stands to reason that there was ordered and therefore produced than for past Series. For that reason there might be alot more chases around, as Brent suggested. That is unless Medicom capped the prodution numbers, which would not be beyond then.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 22, 2005, 11:24 AM
Actually, I think production numbers might be way up on this series. Demand has been growing for the Star Wars line and since production is based on pre-orders by retails it stands to reason that there was ordered and therefore produced than for past Series. For that reason there might be alot more chases around, as Brent suggested. That is unless Medicom capped the prodution numbers, which would not be beyond then.
I saw quite a few websites that cut off ordering after awhile, so maybe
Medicom told them they were up to their limit or something.
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 22, 2005, 12:58 PM
To all:

I posted this in the feedback seciton but figure this would be better directed here so it does not get overlooked.

Thoughts?

JediDefender.com (imo) has the best thread talking about Star Wars Kubricks hands down on the internet.  I know in the past JediMac posted all of the series figures with chases and pictures. 

Can someone post an updated version in the other collectibles thread,  lock the thread, and make it a sticky as a reference point?

Same with other Medicom offerings? 

I am trying to find images of the new chase Vader and an image of the 1st and 2nd Vinyl Fetts.  Time consuming to say the least.

Please don't bash me with see what a little searching can do etc.  This is a feedback thread and something like this would benefit all Star Wars Medicom / Kubrick Collectors that come across this site.

Thank you for considering.

DBK 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 22, 2005, 01:49 PM
Can someone post an updated version in the other collectibles thread,  lock the thread, and make it a sticky as a reference point?

I hope you like my answer in the feedback section...  ;)

JediDefender Kubrick Image Database - Still Under Construction (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Collectibles/Kubrick)



I am trying to find images of the new chase Vader and an image of the 1st and 2nd Vinyl Fetts.  Time consuming to say the least.

(http://img155.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/2/1/7/1/reinbowbeach-img600x450-1120701375cimg3122.jpg)

And Vinyl Fetts are here (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=7840.0):

#1:
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/4-04/medifett.jpg)

#2:
(http://i3.ebayimg.com/01/i/04/41/2b/81_1_b.JPG)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 22, 2005, 01:51 PM
I'd bash you happily, but only if the search feature here worked worth a tinker's damn :P ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 22, 2005, 03:46 PM
Jeff:

Thank you for the feedback, that's great news that things are in the works.  I recently bought a Canon 350 digital slr and will have a macro lens and tripod delivered by next Tuesday.  This camera can take incredible pictures.   

I would like to volunteer to take pictures of the following for your archive:

Early Bird Set
Series 1
Series 2
Series 3
Series 4
Chase Stormtrooper
Chase Logray
Chase Jawa
Chase Indiana Jones
Chase Band Member
Chase Han Stormtooper
Toys 'R' Us Exclusive Set
Luke & Leia Speeder Bike Set
Luke Carded
Leia Carded

PM me if you would like to take me up on the offer.  We should come up with a uniform style and background color so that the archives pictures contents flow.

Best regards,

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 23, 2005, 04:46 AM
Just got a fat package of Kubrick swag from Dan, and thanks to him I finally managed to polish off my bootleg collection (with his Death Star Escape, Boba Fett tin & Speederbike tin).

Also started down the very dark path of going "boxed" and "loose" too, with an opener set of the regular Speederbike (w/ Luke & Leia) and the TRU boxset.  That Max Rebo Band set ain't gonna be fun to grab an extra of though...

Lastly, I got his custom Black Pauldroned Sandtrooper, to keep me from stupidly dropping $300 on an opener one of those!  :P

Unfortunately, Dale beat me to Dan's loose Holo Leia, even though he doesn't even open his stinkin' figures!  Bastard.  >:(

All in all, a nice pile of Kubrick loot.  I feel a little better about not having secured Series 4 yet now (and the damned Series 3 chases either).  So thanks for helping out a fellow collector Dan.  I owe ya' one bud!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 23, 2005, 04:56 AM
Unfortunately, Dale beat me to Dan's loose Holo Leia, even though he doesn't even open his stinkin' figures!  Bastard.  >:(

Maybe not the carded and boxed ones but the others I do. Bitch!  :P   :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 23, 2005, 04:59 AM
Unfortunately, Dale beat me to Dan's loose Holo Leia, even though he doesn't even open his stinkin' figures!  Bastard.  >:(

        Maybe not the carded and boxed ones but the others I do. Bitch!  :P   :-*

Well, no duh.  I know that much, you doof!  :P  But Holo Leia would be a carded figure, now wouldn't it...?!  ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 23, 2005, 05:04 AM
Yes, Holo Leia is a carded figure, I just don't go out and buy one carded to open it   :P

Oh, and those bootlegs don't count as a real Kuby's. Just not the same.

Edit posting dork!  ::)   :P   :-* 
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 23, 2005, 05:13 AM
Huh?!?  ???

As for the bootlegs, no **** they're not official, or "real".  :P  But they're cool nonetheless, and as bootlegs, are pretty unique I think.  Not to mention that they're what technically lead to the origin (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=12;action=display;threadid=231) of the Kubrick fanaticism here at JD...  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 23, 2005, 05:16 AM
Hey Matt, what are you missing thus far in your Kuby collection besides the new series?

I have the tin Boba but thats as far as I go. They just don't seem to to any for me.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 23, 2005, 07:08 AM
 :) It was funny reading those first few posts back in 2002. I don't hear many "cute" and "gorgeous" references any more. Just sighs and groans about the current prices. $85 for and Earlybird Set!!  :o I remember selling quite a few for a $95 but you'd be lucky to get one for $120 now.  Matt, you are the original Kubrick King, for your foresight, rather than the size or your collection. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 23, 2005, 08:56 AM
http://www.drtonguestoys.com/store.cgi?product=JapaneseToys&sku=Ja-495868&cart_id=&refer_id=

49.99 from Dr. Tongues Toys. Some of the KW guys have used him before with
no problems, and I have shot a few emails back and forth with him and he replied
to them all fast and very helpful.
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 23, 2005, 11:04 AM
Adam,

Good looking out, again.  I just ordered me one.  Tracking ebaY is to much of a headache for me to save a few bucks. 

This is the perfect option for me just to get the purchase over with.

No all thats left for me from this series is the chase Vader.  Any magic on that one Adam?

Thanks again,

DBK

http://www.drtonguestoys.com/store.cgi?product=JapaneseToys&sku=Ja-495868&cart_id=&refer_id=

49.99 from Dr. Tongues Toys. Some of the KW guys have used him before with
no problems, and I have shot a few emails back and forth with him and he replied
to them all fast and very helpful.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 23, 2005, 07:24 PM
Adam,

Good looking out, again.  I just ordered me one.  Tracking ebaY is to much of a headache for me to save a few bucks. 

This is the perfect option for me just to get the purchase over with.

No all thats left for me from this series is the chase Vader.  Any magic on that one Adam?

Thanks again,

DBK

http://www.drtonguestoys.com/store.cgi?product=JapaneseToys&sku=Ja-495868&cart_id=&refer_id=

49.99 from Dr. Tongues Toys. Some of the KW guys have used him before with
no problems, and I have shot a few emails back and forth with him and he replied
to them all fast and very helpful.

Haven`t seen any great deals on the Vader yet, but I`m always looking.
I hope Dr. Tongue had enough in stock to get to everyone!

Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 23, 2005, 08:57 PM
Well, not everyone.  It was gone by the time I got on (thanks though anyway).  But I probably wouldn't have pulled the trigger.  Still haven't got my box yet, so I'm just tapping my toes, waiting not so patiently to see what's inside.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 23, 2005, 09:30 PM
Still haven't got my box yet, so I'm just tapping my toes, waiting not so patiently to see what's inside.

As am I.  Next time I think I'll pay EMS instead of SAL.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on July 23, 2005, 10:54 PM
TRU Box Set 2!

(http://slave1.cside3.jp/200507/20050723-03.jpg)

Ceremonial Luke
K-3PO
Ten Nunb
R5-A1
Romba?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 23, 2005, 11:20 PM
TRU Box Set 2!

(http://slave1.cside3.jp/200507/20050723-03.jpg)

Ceremonial Luke
K-3PO
Ten Nunb
R5-A1
Romba?


WOW!  Medicom is really releasing figures fast!  Thats a decent assortment...I like the Luke and K3PO.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 23, 2005, 11:21 PM
TRU Box Set 2!

(http://slave1.cside3.jp/200507/20050723-03.jpg)

Ceremonial Luke
K-3PO
Ten Nunb
R5-A1
Romba?


Awesome!  ;D  WHEN WHEN WHEN????
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 23, 2005, 11:22 PM
TRU Box Set 2!

(http://slave1.cside3.jp/200507/20050723-03.jpg)

Ceremonial Luke
K-3PO
Ten Nunb
R5-A1
Romba?


Hmmm...
Other than the Luke and K-3PO....   :-\
Probably gonna wait this one out a bit more than I did the last one, unless I can get it a very near to retail.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 23, 2005, 11:22 PM
This set looks kind of cheap. I'll get it, but it's not as impressive as the first TRU pack. Anyway, they are releasing these quickly! DA-YUM!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 23, 2005, 11:24 PM
This set looks kind of cheap. I'll get it, but it's not as impressive as the first TRU pack. Anyway, they are releasing these quickly! DA-YUM!

Yeah, its getting scary! Too many coming for my wallet to handle.
I gotta find more stuff to sell off!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 23, 2005, 11:26 PM
Yeah, its getting scary! Too many coming for my wallet to handle.

Seriously.  I would much rather have them release better and more imaginative figures more slowly, rather than pumping out sets that include some repaints.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 23, 2005, 11:53 PM
Yeah, its getting scary! Too many coming for my wallet to handle.

Seriously.  I would much rather have them release better and more imaginative figures more slowly, rather than pumping out sets that include some repaints.

Agreed.
1 set a year plus 1 or 2 great box sets would be ideal, IMO.
I realize they gotta pump some out while the line is hot, but damn!

I want a Gam Guard at some point, since they`re making all these!
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 24, 2005, 12:17 AM
I think it's awesome that they're putting out another Toys R Us set.  Let's face it.  Last year's sold like hot-cakes.  And seeing another l'il set to add on to the collection, I'm getting excited again.  These little SW figures'll do that, I guess.

I'm just curious who R5-A1 is?  And which is that last Ewok?  Who's Romba?

(PS.  Ceremonial Luke Rocks!)
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 24, 2005, 12:30 AM
Never mind.  I found him.  He's one of Vader's too.

(http://img343.imageshack.us/img343/3239/r2a1afa22vt.jpg[img])
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 24, 2005, 01:46 AM
Yeah, its getting scary! Too many coming for my wallet to handle.

Seriously.  I would much rather have them release better and more imaginative figures more slowly, rather than pumping out sets that include some repaints.

I agree with you Matt. It's nice to see another TRU set come out but Medicom is rehashing/repainting Kuby's like Hasbro.  :-\

Another repaint Luke with Han's jacket/vest, repaint 3PO, repaint R5-D4, repaint Nien Nunb as a Sullustan Pilot and a repaint Wicket as Romba. They couldn't even change the hood and to top it off a bit of red to the spear!

Where's the other characters that have not been done? Where's the Jabba box set? Oh yeah, 2006 is just around the corner, save up guy's, Medicom is slamming us left and right with these Kuby's!  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 24, 2005, 01:58 AM
I think it's awesome that they're putting out another Toys R Us set.  Let's face it.  Last year's sold like hot-cakes.  And seeing another l'il set to add on to the collection, I'm getting excited again.  These little SW figures'll do that, I guess.


Disagree.  They sold like hotcakes in Japan in anticipation of big $$ in the secondary market.  But currently they sell for less than Dale and I initially paid, unless it's a high BIN or the reserve is high.  This is the same as the Target exclusive Hasbro figures.  Patience will be rewarded here.

This set does little for me.  Forgive me, but another Ewok?  That was necessary before so many other cool characters?  My personal bias aside, that's weak.  I may get the set down the road, but this is much like Hasbro's latest moves.  Any inkling I had of being a completeist is pretty much washed away here. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 24, 2005, 02:03 AM
Yeah. That ewok really does suck, doesn't it? You know, I think the only worthwhile one is Luke, to tell the truth. He looks really good, even though it would be such an easy custom. The others I could really do without. Series 6 better be awesome!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 24, 2005, 02:15 AM
I think we're going to see more Ewok's Brent. Chirpa, Teebo, Lumat and Warok are left. Paploo, Wicket, Logray and Romba are now done.

I used to get excited with new Kuby's but this set just does nothing. I'll get it tho.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 24, 2005, 02:18 AM
I think we're going to see more Ewok's Brent. Chirpa, Teebo, Lumat and Warok are left. Paploo, Wicket, Logray and Romba are now done.


I know, but why?  Obviously somebody over there has a serious hard-on for them but it's not like there aren't ample selections of better characters.  Honestly, I'd rather see PT stuff than the rest of the Ewoks ::)  There's a shwack load of Imperials yet to do, what's wrong with those?  Or more Aliens? 

Oh well, more money in my pocket.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 24, 2005, 02:28 AM
Yeah set is lame.  The ultimate re-paint would have been the Tie Fighter pilot.  Same as the AT At Driver.  I guess the point is to not have to do too much work for the set.  It's super cost efficient for Medicom and they can get some more figs out.  This one will NOT sell like the last one, though.  Of course, we have to buy it.
Title: Series 5
Post by: scaryandy on July 24, 2005, 05:16 AM
Just to clarify an earlier question . . . The original 'vintage' 400% Boba (Bounty Hunter exclusive) retailed for the same as the new ESB version is gonna go for . . . 6,090 Yen!

The TRU 2 set is kinda lame . .  . they did the same repaint deal with a couple of Marvel sets last year . . . . it always feels like a 'filler' until the next proper series is launched! It's a bit of a let down when the first TRU set was made up  of such cool characters.

Gotta buy 'em though!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 24, 2005, 06:37 AM
Ugh.  Bad timing to release a set of all rehashes right now, what with a lot of folks up in arms over Hasbro doing much the same with the 4" line right now.  The Luke's cool, and I'd be happy to take each of these repainted Kubricks at some point on down the line, sprinkled into various series or boxsets, but just not all at once, and not all right now.  Gives me a bad feeling that the once amazing Medicom is starting to fall prey to the evil seductions of an inferior product that turns a quick and easy buck, like what Hasbro has been going for of late.  Not what I would expect from the formidable Kubrick line.  I'm sure they'll eventually bounce back from this set, but it's the first real blemish on an otherwise amazing line...

:) It was funny reading those first few posts back in 2002. I don't hear many "cute" and "gorgeous" references any more. Just sighs and groans about the current prices. $85 for and Earlybird Set!!  :o I remember selling quite a few for a $95 but you'd be lucky to get one for $120 now.  Matt, you are the original Kubrick King, for your foresight, rather than the size or your collection. Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.

Heh!  :P  I suppose I dug these cool little things before most folks caught on to them, but I think we're all in the same boat of Kubrickaholics now.  Man, that seems like one hell of a long time ago that I started that first Kubrick thread here.  ****'s sure blown up since then, eh?!  8)

Hey Matt, what are you missing thus far in your Kuby collection besides the new series?

Missing the 3 obvious ones: Carded Fett, Sandtrooper & Vader
Missing openers of Droids Fett, Holo Leia, Rebo boxset (have carded/boxed sets though)
Missing Chase Logray and Vinyl Jawa
Missing Series 4

So I'm kinda lagging right now.  Really need to get those Series 3 chases, so I can focus on finding on a nice deal on Series 4.  Glad I waited on the new ones though, since they're really starting to drop a lot over the past week...
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 24, 2005, 08:58 AM
Let's not forget they're making TWO series (4 & 5) this year.  The previous series were all done once a year, were they not?

Maybe they were originally gonna make some of those series 5 'bricks as the year-end Toys R Us set, but they figured they'd get more chances to make chases this way.

I think they're already doing a lot of Star Wars this year.  Ceremonial Luke, that white 'threepio' and Ten Nunb make it worth the effort for me.  That black 'R5' repaint is just gravy.  :)

Also they're probably gonna announce another Medicom club exclusive in the vain of the Speeder Bike and Max Rebo sets.  It'll be expensive, but that one I'm sure will be all original.

PS. And are we all sure that that's Romba?  That kinda looks a bit like another Wicket.  With the classic Kenner color paintjob.  A little bit darker.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 24, 2005, 09:01 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5989138642&category=48972&rd=1

Yet another one from the Logray tree in Madsontoys backyard   :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 24, 2005, 10:25 AM
Not sure how i feel about the box set. Luke seems to be the best one. I really wish it was a Jabba the Hutt set though.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 24, 2005, 10:31 AM
I expect that they'll do a nice box set very soon.  One with Jabba, Salacious Crumb, (maybe) Oola, (maybe) Bib Fortuna.  Maybe it'll be the next Medicom Club exclusive.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 24, 2005, 11:18 AM
It is kind of ironic that just yesterday I was counting the number of Lukes made to see if they had caught pace with the number of Hans made in this line.  With the ceremonial Luke (TRU), Jedi Luke (5), looks like Luke takes the crown by far.

I am not going to be so quick to judge Medicom just yet about rehashes since they have the best modern line going (imo).  I collect no Hasbro product now so I do not have the same frustration with rehashes as most here.

Let's face it coming off a STELLAR series 4, just about anything Medicom could do would be a let down.  I still can hardly wait to get my chase Luke and Han in the mail and still need to solidify my Vader chase. 

I just spent a few moments looking at my Kubrick collection and all I can say is wow!

Best Regards,

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 24, 2005, 11:39 AM
Hey, DaBigKahuna, are we the same person?  That's exactly how I felt collecting the Hasbros and that's exactly how I feel about my Kubricks.  :)

I was wondering: you think K-3PO will come with that accessory like the Hasbro one?  I think that would make it more than just another repaint, and would be great of them, imo.

(http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/267/k3poechobaseprotocoldroid2vg.jpg[img])
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 24, 2005, 11:50 AM
Let's not forget they're making TWO series (4 & 5) this year.  The previous series were all done once a year, were they not?

Series 1 came out in April 2003 and Series 2 came out in November 2003.  I think that with the long wait for Series 3 (October 2004) most people thought that they had came out once a year.  We did get the brilliant Speeder Bike box set, carded droids figures, and the carded Sandtrooper in between that long wait though.
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 24, 2005, 11:54 AM
Really?  I stand corrected.  :)

Well, then it's cool that they're putting out some more figures now.  I still think there'll also be a nice box set of all new figures before years-end.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 24, 2005, 04:23 PM
Hey Matt, what are you missing thus far in your Kuby collection besides the new series?

Missing the 3 obvious ones: Carded Fett, Sandtrooper & Vader
Missing openers of Droids Fett, Holo Leia, Rebo boxset (have carded/boxed sets though)
Missing Chase Logray and Vinyl Jawa
Missing Series 4

So I'm kinda lagging right now.  Really need to get those Series 3 chases, so I can focus on finding on a nice deal on Series 4.  Glad I waited on the new ones though, since they're really starting to drop a lot over the past week...

Hopefully the carded Fett, Sandtrooper and Vader will come down.  :-\

Those openers you need could be though but keep an eye out. The Rebo Band is the hard one thus far, around $150. to $155.  :-\

As for the Logray and Vinyl Jawa chase, Logray is up in the air for a desent price and hopefully finding a real one.

The Vinyl Jawa has been around the $52. mark from what I can see. There was another Vinyl Jawa (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987945068&category=48972&ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1) auction with a Bin of $89.99 that went. Ouch!

Best of luck.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on July 24, 2005, 09:18 PM
I have a vinyl Jawa I'll part with for $75 or a trade of some sort.  LMK, Tony
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 24, 2005, 11:13 PM
Hmmm.... can't say I'm "thrilled" with the Box Set.  Last year, we got Spirit Ben, Bespin Han, an Ewok, and two popular Astromechs (Imp R2 and R4-D5).

This year, it's Yavin Luke and 4 re-paints I could have passed on.   :-\

At least last year's box set had a few new sculpts, this year looks like all repaints.  Don't get me wrong, I like the Yavin 4 Luke, but K-3PO in Kubrick form = meh.   :(

And Ten Nunb?  Huh?  Where's that "vintage flair" that Medicom loves so much?  At least 4 of these guys (Luke, Ten, R4, K-3PO) weren't even vinty figures and Romba is pushing it. 

I'll still end up with it for sure, but I can definately take the patience route this time...  ;)

Jeff

Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 25, 2005, 12:57 AM
Ten Numb actually does have a new sculpt torso.  I'm sure they'll look nice all displayed with the others, though.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 25, 2005, 01:22 AM
I'm not hyped at all about the new TRU set.   :-\

Has anyone considered that it is possible that Medicom's Star Wars license may be up soon?  It could be the reason we are getting so many rehashes and so much product in such little time.  Probably not the case, just a thought. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 25, 2005, 01:42 AM
Ten Numb actually does have a new sculpt torso.  I'm sure they'll look nice all displayed with the others, though.
:)

Oh.  When I looked at him, I thought it was the Bossk Torso with Nien Nunb Head/arms/legs.   :-\

If he's "new" that's OK I guess, there's just a lot of other Kubys I'd like to have seen before either Ten Nunb or K-3PO.   :(

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on July 25, 2005, 08:42 AM
I'm not hyped at all about the new TRU set.   :-\

Has anyone considered that it is possible that Medicom's Star Wars license may be up soon?  It could be the reason we are getting so many rehashes and so much product in such little time.  Probably not the case, just a thought. 

I hope thats no tthe case. I want them to continue making these little guys for a long time to come.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Rod on July 25, 2005, 10:24 AM
Nataku has gotten me a little bit into these but I refuse to be a completist.  So far I only got: Fett, Sandtrooper, Han Carbonite, Stormtrooper and Vader.

I'd love to get one of those 400% Fetts or the Medicom Vader, Fett or Stormtrooper.

Are my only options eBay on these?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 25, 2005, 10:33 AM
Nataku has gotten me a little bit into these but I refuse to be a completist.  So far I only got: Fett, Sandtrooper, Han Carbonite, Stormtrooper and Vader.

I'd love to get one of those 400% Fetts or the Medicom Vader, Fett or Stormtrooper.

Are my only options eBay on these?

Hi Rod,

Yeah, eBay or Asian e-tailers are pretty much the only source for these as Medicom won't ship their Collector Club exclusives outside Japan.  Hopefully the release of another 2,005 400% Boba Fetts will help the price come down a bit - but I'm sure they will still be hot hot hot on eBay.   :(

Good luck in your search and welcome to our little Kubrick corner.  Just don't let those few I got you hooked on drag you all the way down like so many others before you...  ;)

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 25, 2005, 12:27 PM
Just don't let those few I got you hooked on drag you all the way down like so many others before you...  ;)

Jeff

 >:(  Yeah, Jeff is definitely trouble like that.

 ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2005, 01:27 PM
 :'(

My luck continues to suck the big one.  This is my box:

1. Vader
2. Vader
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Bespin Luke
11. Hoth Han
12. Nien Nunb

No chase to be found.  Again. 

Interestingly, like Dale's boxes, mine was open along the bottom.  I don't think it was anything nefarious necessarily though.  The glue seems weaker this time around, even on the individual figure boxes.  The first series and this one were remarkably easy to open without tearing cardboard on the box flaps.  The in-between series were near impossible.  Still, disappointing. 

Now, the question is whether to do custom Luke/Han Stormtroopers with the spares or actually chase these?  Simon and I were talking last night and customs will likely flood the market shortly, so anything not sealed in the baggie has pretty high potential to be a custom.  Since I open mine anyway, why not avoid the cost and do a custom?  I just need to find a spare Luke head is all. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 25, 2005, 02:02 PM
sorry to hear abt that..

that luke head is quite hard to find.. i'm trying to find one too..

han should be no problem.. i already sold my original chase and custom made one for myself..
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 25, 2005, 02:13 PM
Brent,

You and I had the same luck with this box.  Well I bit the bullet and bought the chases for:

1) Han - $69.00 shipped - ebay
2) Luke - $56.50 shipped - Dr. Toungue
3) Vader - $86.99 shipped - Someone overseas had this for an $84.99 BIN with $7.00 shipping.  I emailed asking if I BIN the seller would cover the shipping.  The seller agreed and I just paid $2.00 for registered mail.

Glad to get these out of the way and I am really looking forward to getting these in the mail!

Intersting point on the market being flooded with customs especially the Han.  Are we certain that there is absolutely no difference in the Han and the Han stormtrooper head? 

Regards,

Matt
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2005, 02:33 PM
I'd love to answer the question on the Han head Matt but as I don't have the Han chase, I definitely can't.  I was going to use the Han head from series 2.  To be honest, I'd be really happy if there was a significant difference that makes it hard to fake.  I'm not at all opposed to picking up the chase figures but I do want to open them and don't want the hassle of "proving" it's a real figure.  If there's going to be some doubt and the fakes are sufficiently close, well I'll just save the money and avoid the hassle by doing my own fakes/customs.

As yujun says, it's difficult to find a Luke head to spare though.  Only one per box with this assortment so maybe there won't be Luke fakes in abundance since people have to break up complete sets to get that head.  I can't see people using heads from an early bird set :P  But those darn Han heads are a dime a dozen :-\

On the brighter side my Vader chase showed up as well.  I paid about the same as you Matt but got mine for $79 BIN with the $8 shipping.  I've seen some cheaper but I think that's a price we won't be disappointed with in the long run. 

Had I been online when (Adam?) posted the Dr. Tongue Luke's I probably would have ordered one.  No big deal really though since I might have splurged on other Kubrick's last night anyway ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 25, 2005, 02:44 PM
The Han Stormtrooper has a paler face than the Han from series 2.  Although similar you can tell a difference. 

Thanks to OlBenKenobi, I completed my series 4 set today.   ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 25, 2005, 02:57 PM
I bit the bullet and picked up a Stormtrooper Luke off eBay.   :-\

With that purchase and the make-up Vader Chase that is in the mail, I just need to track down a good deal on a Stormtrooper Han Figure.

Anyone have an extra?  ;)

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2005, 02:58 PM
Glad to hear there are differences.  Any thoughts on the Luke?  Could you swap out a head for it?


Thanks to OlBenKenobi, I completed my series 4 set today. ;D
>:( ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 25, 2005, 04:51 PM
My Luke Trooper came in the mail today, so got this series all wrapped up  ;D

I got a few of the Tomy SW Diorama things that come with candy/gum too,
they are pretty cool. Not kubrick cool, mind you, but still pretty cool.
 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2005, 05:11 PM
I have all three full sets of the Tomy mini-dioramas.  I really like those things and they're pretty cheap too.  Boxes contain two full sets.  Just waiting to see the next series (4) and expecting it to be an ROTS series, though I much prefer the OT stuff.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 25, 2005, 05:58 PM
I have all three full sets of the Tomy mini-dioramas.  I really like those things and they're pretty cheap too.  Boxes contain two full sets.  Just waiting to see the next series (4) and expecting it to be an ROTS series, though I much prefer the OT stuff.

I don`t know what series this is, 3 maybe? I never got any before, but HLJ had an ok deal on a box of 10 of them. There is 7 in this series, so I guess we won`t get 2 full sets. It has Yoda, Falcon, AT AT, Xwing a few others.
What are the other series?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 25, 2005, 07:47 PM
:'(

My luck continues to suck the big one. 

****!   :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 25, 2005, 08:58 PM
So I finally got my Logray today from that muthaf**ker Madsontoys-or-whatever.  And upon super close inspection (comparing with the one at kubism.net), I'm pretty sure it's a fake.  But man, thank god for you guys.  I don't think I'd ever have figured it out.

You guys know if this guy really gives money back?  I'm gonna start hounding him...
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 25, 2005, 09:04 PM
I'm sure yujun said he got his money back.

Can you take some pictures of this Kuby? I would like to see what is going on with these fakes.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 25, 2005, 11:00 PM
Sure.  I'll tell ya, it's really hard to tell.  Give me a bit of time to take the pic.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 25, 2005, 11:14 PM
Sounds great.   :)

I've quoted yujun's past posts to see if you have any similarities between yours and what he was seeing with his Logray. Saves a trip back through this thread. ;)

after getting the package, i opened immediately and compared to my 'original' logray..

first, the baggie was different and i noticed it was was re-sealed.. the bag was very new and clear.. whiich is unlike medicom.. then i realised there was no box but that was already mentioned in the auction..

then i look at the weapon.. it was different from the original one.. this one,, the handle was slightly thicker than the normal one.. plus the 'feather' colors were different..

then.. i compared the colors.. this one was paint'brushed.. but i must say it looks exactly the same..

u wont notice unless u see it..

the white cap on the head is paint brushed.. the color is differnt from the original one.. and its still rough.. and the kubrick is slightly larger than the normal one.. i guess because it was mould from the original piece..

the colors of the feather on the weapon are different.. hard to tell from the pics but if i can point out to u the differences face to face, u'll be convinced..

i dun think a casual collector will know.. its quite well done.. u wont know unless u're very experienced.. 

i realised it was a fake cause of the legs.. normal ones has ball joints while the fake ones dun.. so when u move one side, the other will move too...

and the paint job.. its quite hard to tell though unless u compare the real and the fake one..
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 25, 2005, 11:45 PM
Greeting Everyone.

I received my box today from HLJ and would like to report my weird placement.

First....
(http://hometown.aol.com/tripleaitch/images/sw4box.jpg)
Using Padawan/Minifig/Jon's diagram

1. Vader
2. Luke/Vader  ;D
3. Vader
4. Stormtrooper
5. Stormtrooper
6. Vader
7. Stormtrooper
8. Stormtrooper
9. Emperor
10. Nien Nunb
11. Hoth Han
12. Bespin Luke

(http://hometown.aol.com/tripleaitch/images/lukevader.jpg)

Very weird huh? When I saw the placement of the Kubricks I was a bit dissapointed, and when I opened the Second Vader I saw the back of Vader's head wasn't scarred and I turned it and I just had to post.  So I'm off to finish opening the rest.  Morgbug sorry to hear about your box.  :(
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 26, 2005, 12:07 AM
Hey... hey. Big congrats on the Luke/Vader and on a single box too.   :o   8)

So is the 2rd or 3rd different placement of the Luke/Vader? Plus Simon had a different placement with the 2 regular boxes. Strange.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 26, 2005, 12:17 AM
Hey... hey. Big congrats on the Luke/Vader and on a single box too.   :o   8)

So is the 2rd or 3rd different placement of the Luke/Vader? Plus Simon had a different placement with the 2 regular boxes. Strange.
Thanks DSJ!
This place was the same as Simon's placement for the boxes that didn't have any chases.  I'm 2 for 2 with HLJ.  I hope to continue the streak with Series 5.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 26, 2005, 01:12 AM
Hey, congrats on that :D 

I'm a little annoyed and suspicious now that I see your box wrapped in plastic.  Dagnabbit, mine wasn't. :-\
I don`t know what series this is, 3 maybe? I never got any before, but HLJ had an ok deal on a box of 10 of them. There is 7 in this series, so I guess we won`t get 2 full sets. It has Yoda, Falcon, AT AT, Xwing a few others.
What are the other series?

Nope, series 1 had only five pieces in it: AT-AT, X-wing, Falcon, Vader + two stormies, Droids.  You can see it at this guy's collection underneath the matrix figures and in front of the SW stuff (http://www.oohyeahzone.com/collection/cb/cb2d-wall-right.html)

Series 2 was mostly OT I think, but a bit of a mix: Boba with carbonite, Maul/Qui-Gon, Han/Chewie, Yoda (OT), Luke skiff. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988659153&category=2476&rd=1)

Series 3 was AOTC: Slave I, Yoda (PT), Obi's starfighter, Anakin speeder, AT-TE+. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5989122490&category=19009&rd=1)

The set of seven (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988774396&category=50269&rd=1) you speak of is a re-release of some of the earlier stuff.  For me that's terribly disappointing that they did this series before putting out new ones.  It explains why there's not a new series out at this time though, as they were about due. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 26, 2005, 04:45 AM
Hey, congrats on that :D 

I'm a little annoyed and suspicious now that I see your box wrapped in plastic.  Dagnabbit, mine wasn't. :-\
I don`t know what series this is, 3 maybe? I never got any before, but HLJ had an ok deal on a box of 10 of them. There is 7 in this series, so I guess we won`t get 2 full sets. It has Yoda, Falcon, AT AT, Xwing a few others.
What are the other series?

Nope, series 1 had only five pieces in it: AT-AT, X-wing, Falcon, Vader + two stormies, Droids.  You can see it at this guy's collection underneath the matrix figures and in front of the SW stuff (http://www.oohyeahzone.com/collection/cb/cb2d-wall-right.html)

Series 2 was mostly OT I think, but a bit of a mix: Boba with carbonite, Maul/Qui-Gon, Han/Chewie, Yoda (OT), Luke skiff. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988659153&category=2476&rd=1)

Series 3 was AOTC: Slave I, Yoda (PT), Obi's starfighter, Anakin speeder, AT-TE+. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5989122490&category=19009&rd=1)

The set of seven (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988774396&category=50269&rd=1) you speak of is a re-release of some of the earlier stuff.  For me that's terribly disappointing that they did this series before putting out new ones.  It explains why there's not a new series out at this time though, as they were about due. 

Thanks for the info! There are a few I`ll have to track down (like that Gunship, Vader, Droids...)

Pretty sure this series just came out this month. I didn`t realise it was all
re-release stuff, but I would have gotten them anyway. They are really
cool! I put them together last night (I broke a couple small parts, damn
fingers).

Falcon might be my favorite, but they are all great!
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 26, 2005, 07:52 AM


Intersting point on the market being flooded with customs especially the Han.  Are we certain that there is absolutely no difference in the Han and the Han stormtrooper head? 


i used han's head from series 2 for the custom.

however, i heard from a friend that upon closer inspection, there's a slight difference between the expressions on the face.. can anyone confirm that???
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 26, 2005, 07:53 AM

As yujun says, it's difficult to find a Luke head to spare though.  Only one per box with this assortment so maybe there won't be Luke fakes in abundance since people have to break up complete sets to get that head.  I can't see people using heads from an early bird set :P  But those darn Han heads are a dime a dozen :-\


dun forget there's a luke carded too! u can use that head too..  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 26, 2005, 07:55 AM
So I finally got my Logray today from that muthaf**ker Madsontoys-or-whatever.  And upon super close inspection (comparing with the one at kubism.net), I'm pretty sure it's a fake.  But man, thank god for you guys.  I don't think I'd ever have figured it out.

You guys know if this guy really gives money back?  I'm gonna start hounding him...

he gave me back my money immediately. i hope he does the same to u.

really sucks.. as i said b4, be careful when u find very old series chases popping out or when a lot of them of the same pop up on ebay...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 26, 2005, 10:36 AM

As yujun says, it's difficult to find a Luke head to spare though.  Only one per box with this assortment so maybe there won't be Luke fakes in abundance since people have to break up complete sets to get that head.  I can't see people using heads from an early bird set :P  But those darn Han heads are a dime a dozen :-\


dun forget there's a luke carded too! u can use that head too..  ;D

 :D  I remembered that but didn't think anyone out there was crazy enough to use a $50 carded figure to make a $50 loose figure ;)

Does anyone know about any ebay/paypal coupons out there right now?  I have to pay for something  :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 26, 2005, 10:48 AM
haha..  ;)

Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 26, 2005, 11:25 AM

Does anyone know about any ebay/paypal coupons out there right now?  I have to pay for something  :P

I haven't actually tried it myself, but you could try this one:

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=8409.0

...edit - oops, never mind - looks like expired July 15.   :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 26, 2005, 11:51 AM
will there be any carded star wars kubrick released at wonderfest??

the last one was darth vader.. will we see darth sidious next??
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 26, 2005, 07:36 PM
So I finally got my Logray today from that muthaf**ker Madsontoys-or-whatever.  And upon super close inspection (comparing with the one at kubism.net), I'm pretty sure it's a fake.  But man, thank god for you guys.  I don't think I'd ever have figured it out.

Did you (or yujun) compare the clear sealed baggies at all, to some other sealed baggies to see if you could notice any difference in that?  Or did they come loose?

Speaking of madsontoys, I dropped him a line on eBay the other day to inquire about his plethora of Lograys, and mentioned that I was interested in buying one (not really), but had seen his name pop up a couple time around the net regarding possible customs/fakes that he was selling.  Just curious as to what he'd have to say in his defense...  This was his response:

Quote
Hi Matt,all the kubrick we are selling are 100% authentic and new.I know we will have many questions about why we have many Logray kubrick.
Actually,my friend work in a toy shop in Japan.So he can get many kubrick from the dealer
if we buy a lot.So we bought like 50 of the Logray Kubrick.We have another star wars Kubrick.But we only sell for Local market in Hong Kong.We will have many Kubrick like Special Force,Disney,Marvel Kubrick etc.But now we only want to sold all the Logray first.And when we get those kubrick from the seller.They only gave us like 30 boxes.So sometimes we have box and sometimes we dont have.Thats why we said you can email us to find any rare kubrick.Cause we have many stock but most of them sell for Hong Kong and Taiwan.Only some of them sell on ebay.According to the Lucasfilm policy.The Star Wars Kubrick cant import from the authorized dealer to the states.So you can find all of the Star wars Kubrick are imported from Japan or Hong Kong by the seller directly.So we sell those on ebay.I hope you can understand because our poor english.Also if we are making the fake one.Why we only make the Logray?Why dont we just make the other such
as Boba Fett,Darth Vader or some crazy price Kubrick or be@rbrick?I'm a Kubrick collector also.So we just want to share all the product we can easy to find over here to get some extra money to buy some kubrick from anywhere they can easy to find.We spend all the money to buy Kubrick from ebay or Japan Yahoo.We never took money from Paypal.So what we have earned?Also nowaday I really have seen some fake be@rbrick in Taiwan.But not Kubrick.Especially unbreakable
Star Wars Kubrick.I only saw some kubrick from Medicom look like fake.Cause they sold to the market without inspection.They are chaper but they still authentic.If you need.I can send you some photo for our store.Thanks for your questions and I hope we can share some experience about collect kubrick.

 ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 26, 2005, 07:51 PM

Speaking of madsontoys, I dropped him a line on eBay the other day to inquire about his plethora of Lograys, and mentioned that I was interested in buying one (not really), but had seen his name pop up a couple time around the net regarding possible customs/fakes that he was selling.  Just curious as to what he'd have to say in his defense...  This was his response:

Quote
Hi Matt,all the kubrick we are selling are 100% authentic and new.I know we will have many questions about why we have many Logray kubrick.
Actually,my friend work in a toy shop in Japan.So he can get many kubrick from the dealer
if we buy a lot.So we bought like 50 of the Logray Kubrick.We have another star wars Kubrick.But we only sell for Local market in Hong Kong.We will have many Kubrick like Special Force,Disney,Marvel Kubrick etc.But now we only want to sold all the Logray first.And when we get those kubrick from the seller.They only gave us like 30 boxes.So sometimes we have box and sometimes we dont have.Thats why we said you can email us to find any rare kubrick.Cause we have many stock but most of them sell for Hong Kong and Taiwan.Only some of them sell on ebay.According to the Lucasfilm policy.The Star Wars Kubrick cant import from the authorized dealer to the states.So you can find all of the Star wars Kubrick are imported from Japan or Hong Kong by the seller directly.So we sell those on ebay.I hope you can understand because our poor english.Also if we are making the fake one.Why we only make the Logray?Why dont we just make the other such
as Boba Fett,Darth Vader or some crazy price Kubrick or be@rbrick?I'm a Kubrick collector also.So we just want to share all the product we can easy to find over here to get some extra money to buy some kubrick from anywhere they can easy to find.We spend all the money to buy Kubrick from ebay or Japan Yahoo.We never took money from Paypal.So what we have earned?Also nowaday I really have seen some fake be@rbrick in Taiwan.But not Kubrick.Especially unbreakable
Star Wars Kubrick.I only saw some kubrick from Medicom look like fake.Cause they sold to the market without inspection.They are chaper but they still authentic.If you need.I can send you some photo for our store.Thanks for your questions and I hope we can share some experience about collect kubrick.

 ::)

What a load of (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/bsflag.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 26, 2005, 08:09 PM
Whoa! That's rich!  ::)

Yeah, lets see pic's of this store just for the hell of it.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 26, 2005, 10:31 PM
 >:( not fake? kiss my a**..

if its not fake, why refund me so fast??
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 27, 2005, 01:06 AM
Where can I preorder series 5?
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 27, 2005, 08:22 AM
Okay.  I'm back.  Sorry to take a few days with the photos of the "Logray".  (I'd left my camera at my parents.)  Anyway, please forgive the somewhat terrible pictures.  (Why is it so hard to take pics on a digital camera??  Grrr!!)

Anyway, since I don't have a real Logray yet, I can't make side-by-side comparissons.  But Wicket came in handy at one point.
- Right off the bat, I noticed the different paint job.  It's a lot more shiny than real Kubricks.  Just look at his hands and feet on some of those photos.  Way too shiny.  And it's hard to tell from my crappy photos, but his tummy's also got really shiny paint.
- His hands are not real Kubrick hands.  How do I know?  I cannot, for the life of me, put that damned stick in his left hand.  It is impossible.  WTF??  It is made of some wicked-harder plastic.  Aren't Kubrick hands supposed to be softer?  More like rubber, but harder?  This is ridiculously hard to bend.
- The paint detail on his medical bag is also crappy.  Goes outside the 'line' on some of the bits.  Looks like blotches of grey, yellow... yuck!
- And last, but not least, look at how wide I was able to open his legs.  That's what gave it away.  Star Wars Kubricks are sometimes hard to stand perfectly still.  Their legs, because of them being made 'Unbreakable', can't be moved like non-Star Wars 'bricks.  (Some of them, like my Leia and Boba Fett have their toes somewhat pointing each other - am I right?)  Try opening other Star Wars Kubricks' legs that wide, it's damn near impossible.

Conclusion: Fake Logray.

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/2562/pict00346tq.jpg[img])
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 27, 2005, 08:23 AM
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/4056/pict00360xy.jpg[img])
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 27, 2005, 08:24 AM
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/2684/pict00373dj.jpg[img])
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 27, 2005, 08:25 AM
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/3933/pict00393hf.jpg[img])
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on July 27, 2005, 08:26 AM
AND he's still standing up.  (Shouldn't he have fallen down by now??)

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9544/pict00425up.jpg[img])
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 27, 2005, 11:34 AM
my logray's legs can split so wide too!! but its fake!

i hope u get ur refund,,,
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 27, 2005, 11:40 PM
nilito / yujon,

I may have missed this earlier.  Did you pieces come saled with in the plastic bag and box?  If so, can you or did you look closely to see how the bags were sealed and if they are different at all?

I would be very interested to know.

Got my Luke and Han Stormtrooper in the mail today  ;D. 

Luke - the head is different than the early bird but looks identical to the Bespin Luke.  Let me know if you know of any difference.

Han - the eyebrows and hair color look darker than the bespin and regular Han to me.  Can anyone with this figures confirm this?

With all the talk of fakes I am a bit sceptical to open mine.  I am not sure why as I have absolutely no plans on selling these. 

Peace,

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 27, 2005, 11:43 PM
It's a damn good fake if it is one. I don't think it is the whole truth, but they could be real. Possibly a friend of his works at the factory and he nabbed some for him. Or he got hold of a stole mold and then produced his own. Or maybe it is the truth. Who knows? I wouldn't buy one from him though.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 27, 2005, 11:48 PM
I think the colors of the Stormie Luke and Bespin Luke are slightly different shades. What do you guys think?

Also I think the hair is different between the Earlybird/Cared Luke and Bespin/Stormie Luke.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 27, 2005, 11:53 PM
AND he's still standing up.  (Shouldn't he have fallen down by now??)

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/9544/pict00425up.jpg[img])

I can open the legs on my Logray just a bit but not like that!   :o

i realised it was a fake cause of the legs.. normal ones has ball joints while the fake ones dun.. so when u move one side, the other will move too...

Do both the legs on yours move together nilito? Mine move separately.
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 27, 2005, 11:53 PM
Simon,

You could be right as I am color blind.  However, I did call in my youngest boy who is an absolute spot on variant identifier with the vintage line and could not see a difference in color between the bespin Luke and Luke stormie.

The lil guy is nine now, when he was sick he would tell me the difference in moustaches of rebel commanders and eyebrows of imperial commanders within 5 seconds of looking at them.

Peace,

DBK

I think the colors of the Stormie Luke and Bespin Luke are slightly different shades. What do you guys think?

Also I think the hair is different between the Earlybird/Cared Luke and Bespin/Stormie Luke.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 27, 2005, 11:55 PM
My box of Series 4 Kubricks arrived today!  I'm just about to tear into them...   :D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 27, 2005, 11:58 PM
Have at them boy, don't get high on the Kuby fumes.   :D
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 28, 2005, 12:00 AM
My box of Series 4 Kubricks arrived today!  I'm just about to tear into them...   :D

good luck!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 28, 2005, 12:11 AM
My box of Series 4 Kubricks arrived today!  I'm just about to tear into them...   :D

And?  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 28, 2005, 12:21 AM
You can hear a pin drop in here.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 28, 2005, 12:25 AM
Jesse,

Ya there?

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 28, 2005, 12:31 AM
No chases for me.  But I pretty much knew that because I was one of the guys that bought a box from Jeff (who had the unfortunate "miscommunication" about the opened boxes).  (But Jeff made this crystal clear to me before I bought them  :))

But I absolutely love these!!  Vader's detailing is amazing and the Stormies are too cool for words.

I've only opened the first 6 - just taking my time and enjoying the moment.   :D

Pics to come.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 28, 2005, 12:38 AM
My god man, I thought we lost you. I could picture you opening them, taking the little plastic bag to your nose and breathing in the Kuby fumes. Your eyes open wider then you grab another bag, rip it open to get more of the intoxicating smell. Kuby's are like crack man, me thinks your hooked!  ;D

Fun eh!  ;)

So this is your first set Jesse?
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 28, 2005, 12:45 AM
nilito / yujon,

I may have missed this earlier.  Did you pieces come saled with in the plastic bag and box?  If so, can you or did you look closely to see how the bags were sealed and if they are different at all?

IDBK

it came sealed but the plastic bag they used is different from normal bags used for series 3.. there was no box though.. the seal for the bags were normal.. not that tight though..

madsontoys only started adding boxes to the auctions after he refunded me..
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 28, 2005, 12:46 AM
It's a damn good fake if it is one. I don't think it is the whole truth, but they could be real. Possibly a friend of his works at the factory and he nabbed some for him. Or he got hold of a stole mold and then produced his own. Or maybe it is the truth. Who knows? I wouldn't buy one from him though.

from the paint job, u know its not real.. jst touch the paint on the bag and u'll be convinced..
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 28, 2005, 12:51 AM
Oh, I'm hooked alright!

And, yes, this is my first set.  But not my last.   ;D

(http://www.jedidefender.com/images/kubricksmisc/Kubricks4All3Vaders.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/images/kubricksmisc/Kubricks4Vader+Platoon.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 28, 2005, 12:54 AM
Glad they arrived safely Jesse!

I think my favorite is Vader with Stormie and Hoth Han running neck-and-neck for second.

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 28, 2005, 12:55 AM
Great pictures Jesse, glad you like them. Welcome to being a Kubrickaholic!  :)

My god, what have we all done!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 28, 2005, 01:10 AM
wow.. very nice pics..  ;D

maybe i wil go find 4 vaders too!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 28, 2005, 01:16 AM
Have at them boy, don't get high on the Kuby fumes.   :D

The high is is the best bit. Take a big whiff!! :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 28, 2005, 02:27 AM
wow.. very nice pics..  ;D

maybe i wil go find 4 vaders too!

Yeah, I really love how they packed the boxes of 12 for this Series.  With their being 4 of both Vader and Stormtrooper, I can display them exactly like above.

And here's the last 4:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/images/kubricksmisc/Kubricks4Other4.jpg)

I love how the include 3 accessories for Bespin Luke - lit saber, saber hilt and blaster.  The working holster for Luke and Han are great.  But I think the Emperor is one of my favourites - the expression on his face is great, the sculpt on his cloak is nice and the lightning is an awesome accessory.  Nien Nunb is nice filler, but I need Lando for them to pilot the Falcon!
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 28, 2005, 07:35 AM
after looking at ur pics, i'm going to play with my kubricks later..  ;D

my fave of this series is bespin luke too. esp the sabre hilt. very cool!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 28, 2005, 09:47 AM
Cool Jesse!  I cannot wait to get my box!!!!  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 28, 2005, 10:45 AM
I bit the bullet and picked up a Stormtrooper Luke off eBay.   :-\

With that purchase and the make-up Vader Chase that is in the mail, I just need to track down a good deal on a Stormtrooper Han Figure.

Anyone have an extra?  ;)

Well a few updates...

1) My "make-up" chase Vader/Luke arrived in the mail yesterday with a nice note of apology from the guy who sold me the "Master Case".  I consider the matter closed because, in the end, for the price I ended up paying, what I got was a fair deal.  Was it a hassel?  Yes, but lesson learned I guess.   :-\


2) My chase Stormtrooper Luke (from eBay) is in the mail, should be here today or tomorrow!


3) And, last but not least, I ordered a chase Stormtrooper Han from Mopiku Toys (http://www.mopiku.com/shop/kubricks_bearbricks/starwars4_han.htm) - a deal I heard about over at KubrickWorld.  Stormie Han set me back $70 CAD ($57 US), so it was a pretty fair price.   I really wanted a legit piece on the Stormie Twins, so I pulled the trigger on them before the fakes/customs become wide-spread (yeah a custom is easy to make, but my OCD couldn't handle knowing it wasn't the real deal).

So, sometime next week when Han arrives (knock on wood) I should have a complete Series 4 (plus 1 extra Vader), total expenditure = $192 with shipping:

$70 - Basic Set of 6, plus extra Vader, plus Chase Vader/Luke
$65 - Chase Stormie Luke
$57 - Chase Stormie Han

I have to admit, I'm a bit puzzled on the price.  I can't decide if I should be happy that I beat the "eBay price" for the complete set of 9 or if I should be concerned that I just spent $192 on 10 little plastic men.   :-\

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 28, 2005, 11:08 AM
I have to admit, I'm a bit puzzled on the price.  I can't decide if I should be happy that I beat the "eBay price" for the complete set of 9 or if I should be concerned that I just spent $192 on 10 little plastic men.   :-\

 :)

Sounds to me like you did great Jeff.  I am unsure whether I am going to go for a Vader/Luke chase yet, but if I do I am definitely aiming at somewhere around the price you paid for the full set.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 28, 2005, 11:15 AM
i say u jst enjoy the set..   :) dun think abt the price since u already got it..

as for the price, i think its a gd deal.. price is ard that too over here..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 28, 2005, 05:23 PM
I re-did my kubrick shelf a bit the other day, and seeing the pics here today
inspired me to post some pics.

(http://www.imatoygeek.com/galleries/images/ajm04.jpg)

(http://www.imatoygeek.com/galleries/images/ajm03.jpg)

To see some more:
http://www.imatoygeek.com/galleries/ajm.html

Yes, my cat is bigger than a dewback! lol  ;D

Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on July 28, 2005, 05:39 PM
Just a question, even if people are able to make a good custom of the Han and Luke Stormie where will they get the helmet from.

If you pop a head of the stormtrooper is it hollow and does it come off with no damage?

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 28, 2005, 05:42 PM
Just a question, even if people are able to make a good custom of the Han and Luke Stormie where will they get the helmet from.

If you pop a head of the stormtrooper is it hollow and does it come off with no damage?

DBK

You can take the stormie head off and get his head out of the helmet.
Over at KW, they are talking about this now. Someone popped the head off,
put it in boiling water for a half a minute, and the blank head in the helmet
popped right out.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 28, 2005, 06:42 PM
This whole damned custom/fake issue is really starting to make me nervous, especially since I usually play it patient and get those things later on, and not when they first hit (which unfortunately gives these crackpots more time to fake their wares).  I really wish Medicom would start adding a slight detail to the chase figures that makes them unique from any others figures (like for the Luke/Han Stormies), so the fakes aren't so damned easy to create.  :-\

Great pix there Adam (and Jesse).  I hadn't realized the extent of how huge this collection has gotten of late.  Crazy!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 28, 2005, 09:22 PM
Great pix Adam!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 29, 2005, 01:03 AM
http://www.ningyoushi.com/category/kubrick

Ningyoushi has Han and Luke Stormie for sale, 65 each.
Vader is a 100 (bit pricey)

I have used them a number of times and everything went well. US based, so shipping is not bad.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on July 29, 2005, 01:07 AM
Is anyone taking preorders for series 5 yet?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Gregorbian on July 29, 2005, 01:41 AM
I did a search on some of these, but can anybody give me any information about these bootleg Kubrick figures:

(http://i3.ebayimg.com/02/i/04/46/73/b0_1_b.JPG)

There's also a clone 5-pack and ANH, ESB, and ROTJ sets that I've found on eBay.  Are these worth getting?  I'm not that hardcore into collecting Kubricks, but I have some of the "cooler" ones (Fett, Stormie, Vader, etc) and I would definitely like to add a Scout Trooper to my list.  Any thoughts on these bootlegs?

Also, I was thinking about carding all of my Kubricks (like vintage cards), does anybody have any idea what I could use for a bubble?  I've heard matchbox bubbles are about the right size, but I checked at my Target and they didn't look right.... :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 29, 2005, 01:49 AM
I did a search on some of these, but can anybody give me any information about these bootleg Kubrick figures:

(http://i3.ebayimg.com/02/i/04/46/73/b0_1_b.JPG)

There's also a clone 5-pack and ANH, ESB, and ROTJ sets that I've found on eBay.  Are these worth getting?  I'm not that hardcore into collecting Kubricks, but I have some of the "cooler" ones (Fett, Stormie, Vader, etc) and I would definitely like to add a Scout Trooper to my list.  Any thoughts on these bootlegs?

Also, I was thinking about carding all of my Kubricks (like vintage cards), does anybody have any idea what I could use for a bubble?  I've heard matchbox bubbles are about the right size, but I checked at my Target and they didn't look right.... :-\

That biker scout is a bootleg made by Kamiru.
Kamiru also made the ESB, ROTJ, ANH, Deathstar Escape, EP1 & clone trooper pack.
Quality is lower than on kubricks. I got the clone trooper set and biker set for
about 10 bucks each. I passed on the others, as they look pretty bad (I`ve seen
them in person, my buddy had them)
They are all pretty neat and sell between 10-20 bucks each on eBay.

Bikeridertony does great carded customs, look in his thread here, its a few below this one. He might be able to help you out on the bubbles.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Gregorbian on July 29, 2005, 02:09 AM
Thanks for the information!  I think I might pick up that Biker Scout...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on July 29, 2005, 02:13 AM
Adam, great pics and a very nice collection.   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 29, 2005, 03:21 AM
This whole damned custom/fake issue is really starting to make me nervous, especially since I usually play it patient and get those things later on, and not when they first hit (which unfortunately gives these crackpots more time to fake their wares).  I really wish Medicom would start adding a slight detail to the chase figures that makes them unique from any others figures (like for the Luke/Han Stormies), so the fakes aren't so damned easy to create.  :-\


yeah.. hopefully none of them reading our posts are thinking of doing customs and re-sealing them in bags and sell them..

BTW, great pics Adam... i feel inspired too!
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 29, 2005, 03:39 AM
i seeing simon listing a lot of SW kubricks on ebay..

are u sellig ur collection??

Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on July 29, 2005, 03:54 AM
I did a search on some of these, but can anybody give me any information about these bootleg Kubrick figures...

Adam already covered the basics on these, and pointed out that you missed the Death Star Escape set (Chewie in chains & Luke and Han Stormies), in addition to the regular 3 sets.  There's also a Boba Fett in a round tin, a Carbonite Han Solo (sold individually), and then a couple random prequel sets, including the Clones, and I think theres a set with a Maul/Qui/Obi?, if I recall correctly.

These all came out prior to the official Kubrick line being announced, so they're lower quality obviously (as bootlegs usually are), but they're also kinda cool and unique.  I just finished off my bootlegs collection (OT only) last week, nabbing the Speeder Bike for $13.50, and the Death Star Escape for $19.38.  That one usually goes a bit higher than the other 3 boxed sets, which can be had for a cheap $10 each, or so.  If you're patient, you can find some good prices on them on eBay.  Good luck!

Quote
Also, I was thinking about carding all of my Kubricks (like vintage cards), does anybody have any idea what I could use for a bubble?

Yeah, you definitely have to talk to Tony.  He's the master at the custom carded Kubricks, and does incredible work on them.  Not sure if he's willing to share his innermost secrets on them though, lest he get some competition out there on eBay for his wares...  ;)

i seeing simon listing a lot of SW kubricks on ebay..

are u sellig ur collection??

I highly doubt it.  Simon sells extra Kubricks from time to time.  He's got an online collecting shop I think, so he usually winds up with extras of things (when he's not hooking all of us up in here) and tosses 'em up on eBay.  Great seller, for sure!  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 29, 2005, 08:47 AM
i seeing simon listing a lot of SW kubricks on ebay..

are u sellig ur collection??


Hell no.  ;) The damn thing has taken me way to long to put together. These are just extras.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on July 29, 2005, 12:53 PM
I had originally thought of customizing the Han and Luke chases but I was able to get Luke from Dr Tongue and Han from Ningyoushi and Vader from ActionHQ all for around $185 shipped, so with the set I got from Jeff I think I got Series 4 for around $255 which is only $25 more than what I paid for the set of Series 3 with one extra chase.  That is a tad bit insane though for 9 figures.  Its like crack though >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 29, 2005, 12:55 PM
i seeing simon listing a lot of SW kubricks on ebay..

are u sellig ur collection??


Hell no.  ;) The damn thing has taken me way to long to put together. These are just extras.

i thought so too..  ;) hee.. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 29, 2005, 01:56 PM
Well, my Chase Vader/Luke arrived on Wednesday and my Stormtrooper Luke arrived in the mail yesterday, so now I'm 8/9 done with Series 4 and just waiting on Stormtrooper Han...  :)

Its like crack though >:(

Yeah, definitely.  I still can't believe I dropped $200 on 10 little plastic men, but eh - I would have just spent the money on something else stupid like a vacation or fancy dinner or a vacuum steam cleaner or something.   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 29, 2005, 01:59 PM
Well, my Chase Vader/Luke arrived on Wednesday and my Stormtrooper Luke arrived in the mail yesterday, so now I'm 8/9 done with Series 4 and just waiting on Stormtrooper Han...  :)

Its like crack though >:(

Yeah, definitely.  I still can't believe I dropped $200 on 10 little plastic men, but eh - I would have just spent the money on something else stupid like a vacation or fancy dinner or a vacuum steam cleaner or something.   ;)

are u into ONLY star wars kubricks or do u have other lines of kubrick??
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on July 29, 2005, 02:05 PM

(snip) ...or a vacuum steam cleaner or something.   ;)

I recommend the lavender mist colored ones.  I hear they're outstanding.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 29, 2005, 02:22 PM
are u into ONLY star wars kubricks or do u have other lines of kubrick??

I dabble in a few other lines - Sesame Street (Series 1), the Muppets (Series 1), Batman (Boxed Series 1, Animated Series 1, Movie Series 1), Back to the Future (Series 1). 

I've managed to stay off the Marvel Kubys for now, but with each new X-Man they do I kinda feel myself getting pulled in (same for that nifty FF movie set that is coming out).   :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on July 29, 2005, 07:51 PM
Hey Simon,

I believe this guy is using your pics.  Max Rebo Kubrick (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Max-Rebo-Band-Boxed-RARE-in-USA_W0QQitemZ5990286997QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 29, 2005, 08:07 PM
Hey Simon,

I believe this guy is using your pics.  Max Rebo Kubrick (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Max-Rebo-Band-Boxed-RARE-in-USA_W0QQitemZ5990286997QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Thanks man.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 29, 2005, 08:20 PM
Hey Simon,

I believe this guy is using your pics.  Max Rebo Kubrick (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Max-Rebo-Band-Boxed-RARE-in-USA_W0QQitemZ5990286997QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Bastard!  >:(

Thanks for the heads up Sir. Monk.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 30, 2005, 10:54 AM
I hope eBay can do something, I hate image theft on auctions! Sucks it!
At least the seller was dumb enough to steal a pic with your watermark on it, lol.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on July 30, 2005, 12:55 PM
A well known Hong Kong trader has stolen my pics 3 times in the last couple of months. You think he'd just buy a camera to take some pics with the profits he makes.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on July 31, 2005, 11:28 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/KUBRICK-STAR-WARS-LOGRAY-EWOK-RARE_W0QQitemZ5990447767QQcategoryZ2622QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

if i remember correctly,, another ebay seller who goes  by some anikin_amidala username also uses this pic for the logray auctions.. are they the same seller?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 31, 2005, 11:45 AM
I saw that today too.
Always have that leather sofa background.
I don`t think they are the same person, BTW.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on July 31, 2005, 01:25 PM
Bidding and going to sleep (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988652025&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1) usually never works for me, but it did last night.  I just threw a bid on, saw I went to winning bidder status by only a buck and figured that's nice, it won't last.  But it did :)

One to go.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 31, 2005, 04:20 PM
Bidding and going to sleep (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988652025&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1) usually never works for me, but it did last night.  I just threw a bid on, saw I went to winning bidder status by only a buck and figured that's nice, it won't last.  But it did :)

One to go.
Very cool, great price too!
I almost never win when I do the bid/sleep thing either, lol.
It`s nice to wake to the CONGRATULATIONS email though  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 31, 2005, 04:24 PM
Ya got to love auctions that end early in the morning, surprised no one else came in. Way to go Brent, good price.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 31, 2005, 05:16 PM
Bidding and going to sleep (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5988652025&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1) usually never works for me, but it did last night.  I just threw a bid on, saw I went to winning bidder status by only a buck and figured that's nice, it won't last.  But it did :)

One to go.

Nice grab!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on July 31, 2005, 05:17 PM
Very nice score Brent... a great price even with shipping!


On another note, I was a bit anxious in ordering Stormtrooper Han...

I now actually have TWO orders placed for him.  I thought the first order I placed (from Mopiku Toys) didn't go through as I got an out-of-stock notice, so I ordered from Ningyoushi.  Today though, I got ship notices from both places. :-[

I guess I might have a set of both Stormtrooper Han and Luke to sell when all is said and done...   :-X
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on July 31, 2005, 05:30 PM
Very nice score Brent... a great price even with shipping!


On another note, I was a bit anxious in ordering Stormtrooper Han...

I now actually have TWO orders placed for him.  I thought the first order I placed (from Mopiku Toys) didn't go through as I got an out-of-stock notice, so I ordered from Ningyoushi.  Today though, I got ship notices from both places. :-[

I guess I might have a set of both Stormtrooper Han and Luke to sell when all is said and done...   :-X

Oops!
I hate when that happens, I`ve done it before too.

Hmm, sounds like great JD giveaways to me  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on July 31, 2005, 06:35 PM
Hey Simon,

I believe this guy is using your pics.  Max Rebo Kubrick (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Max-Rebo-Band-Boxed-RARE-in-USA_W0QQitemZ5990286997QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Thanks man.

I sent the seller an "Ask seller a question" regarding that the photo is from another auction, just got a responce back from him.

Quote
Because I've misplaced my USB cable for my digital camera. The
items are identical but yes, the photo is from another auction.

Thanks for checking

Yeah right!  ::) 

Time for round two with a linky to eBay rules & regulations on photo theft.   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on July 31, 2005, 09:45 PM
Very nice score Brent... a great price even with shipping!


On another note, I was a bit anxious in ordering Stormtrooper Han...

I now actually have TWO orders placed for him.  I thought the first order I placed (from Mopiku Toys) didn't go through as I got an out-of-stock notice, so I ordered from Ningyoushi.  Today though, I got ship notices from both places. :-[

I guess I might have a set of both Stormtrooper Han and Luke to sell when all is said and done...   :-X

Jeff - keep me in mind for one of those.  I will be finding out which one I get in the next couple days.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on August 1, 2005, 01:07 AM
Hey Simon,

I believe this guy is using your pics.  Max Rebo Kubrick (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Max-Rebo-Band-Boxed-RARE-in-USA_W0QQitemZ5990286997QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Thanks man.

I sent the seller an "Ask seller a question" regarding that the photo is from another auction, just got a responce back from him.

Quote
Because I've misplaced my USB cable for my digital camera. The
items are identical but yes, the photo is from another auction.

Thanks for checking

Yeah right!  ::) 

Time for round two with a linky to eBay rules & regulations on photo theft.   ;)
I've already done it Dale. It usually takes 2-3 days to get them to change the listing.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2005, 01:26 AM
That would be the norm for eBay, best I had was under 12 hrs. for one of my auctions.  :o

I was just curious to see what the sellers responce would be, should be interesting when I told him it was image theft plus I gave him the link to the rules.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2005, 01:31 AM
Ha, just got another e-mail from the seller.

Quote
Wow, had no idea that was considered illegal. I tried changing the picture with a generic photo I found online of the set but it doesn't seem to allow the change. Thanks for filling me in, very good to now for future auctions.

OK, ya had no idea but you will steal another picture online and try to replace the existing one.  ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 1, 2005, 01:43 PM
we have the normal series, the TRU sets, the exclusive cards, the 2005 cards, 400%.. wat else are we missing??
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2005, 01:53 PM
we have the normal series, the TRU sets, the exclusive cards, the 2005 cards, 400%.. wat else are we missing??

Vehicles!  :-X    (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/a090.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 1, 2005, 02:00 PM
we have the normal series, the TRU sets, the exclusive cards, the 2005 cards, 400%.. wat else are we missing??

Vehicles!  :-X    (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/a090.gif)


Or how about Medicom Playsets?  Oh, the possibilities!

- Ben's House for Obi-Wan, EB Luke, 3PO, and EB R2-D2!
- Cantina for Han, Greedo, Snaggletooth, Cantina Band, and Sandtroopers!
- Trash Compactor playset/diorama to put my EB Leia, EB Chewie, and Stormtrooper Twins!
- Throne Room for Emperor, Vader, and Jedi Luke
- Yoda's Hut/Cave for Bespin Luke, Yoda, Spirit Ben, and chase Vader!


Or how about a Medicom Beasts?

- Taun-Taun with Hoth Luke!
- Dewback with Sandtrooper!
- Rancor with Gam Guard!

 :)

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 1, 2005, 02:05 PM
we did have vehicles with the speeder bike set.. i dun think medicom will do any big vehicles..

i hope they do more sets like the rebo set.. kubricks with backgrounds!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2005, 02:09 PM
Yeah, I don't think they will go with large vehicles. Would be too pricey, a Landspeeder would be nice tho so would a Hoth Wampa.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 1, 2005, 02:17 PM
i wonder if they ever make any star wars characters into medicom vinyl collectibles??
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 1, 2005, 02:42 PM
i dun think jabba is far off.. with 'bikini' leia coming out next series.. jabba and gang could be the next 'rebo' set!

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2005, 02:51 PM
i dun think jabba is far off.. with 'bikini' leia coming out next series.. jabba and gang could be the next 'rebo' set!

My thoughts too yujun, if they come out with the Jabba set next, we're all going to go ape **** over it.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 1, 2005, 02:54 PM
i dun think jabba is far off.. with 'bikini' leia coming out next series.. jabba and gang could be the next 'rebo' set!

I think that would be perfect for the next big box set.  Here's who I'd like to see in a nice Jabba Box Set:

- Jabba w/Dias
- Bib Fortuna
- Gamorrean Guard
- Skiff Lando

:)

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 1, 2005, 03:07 PM
http://page.auctions.yahoo.com/sg/auction/90191644

simon's pics sure are popular for auction use! hee..

the set would be brilliant.. kubricks.. a nice background.. maybe a bed for jabba.. wow!!! this is getting me excited!!

and hopefully a gd price too.. the rebo prices seems to be going strong..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on August 1, 2005, 08:33 PM
http://page.auctions.yahoo.com/sg/auction/90191644

simon's pics sure are popular for auction use! hee..
Not much I can do about that one.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 1, 2005, 09:17 PM
Ok folks, here is the big opening:

(http://www.oldjawbone.com/matt/kubricks/starwars/series4/caseboth.jpg)

The layout of the boxes:

10. Nien Numb11. Stormtrooper12. Stormtrooper
7. Emporer8. Luke Bespin9. Han Hoth
4. Stormtrooper5. Stormtrooper6. Darth Vader
1. Darth Vader2. Darth Vader3. Darth Vader

And boxes 11 and 12 revealed...




















are you ready?














(http://www.oldjawbone.com/matt/kubricks/starwars/series4/lukestormieslow.jpg)

YAY!!!   :) :) :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2005, 09:23 PM
 (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a049.gif)    (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a056.gif)  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a065.gif)

You should see the smile on my face and way to go Medicom for the Master Case!   (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a052.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 1, 2005, 09:26 PM
(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a049.gif)    (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a056.gif)  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a065.gif)

You should see the smile on my face and way to go Medicom for the Master Case!   (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a052.gif)

:)  I know.  So you received a full, untampered master case after all.   I was worried for a little while there...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 1, 2005, 09:30 PM
Cool!  Nice pull Matt!  Looks like Dale got a Master case from HLJ after all...  ;)


As for me, my Stormie Han arrived today in the mail (from Ningyoushi)!  Guess I can go back to looking for carded 'brick bargains until Series 5!   ;D

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/kubricks/tn_series4full9.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/kubricks/series4full9.jpg)
(clicky for bigger photo)


And, as an FYI, this is the best picture I could get of all my Han's lined up:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/kubricks/tn_hancompare.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/kubricks/hancompare.jpg)
(clicky for bigger photo)

You can kinda see in the picture that Han's head is definately a paler shade and actually, the hair-peice is slightly different color brown on all three of mine.

Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on August 1, 2005, 09:30 PM
Congrats Matt!

So Padawan got 2 Chase Hans from Spanky of Japan and Matt got 2 Chase Lukes from Hobby Link Japan.  If I'm not missing anything this would dispell the HK/JP split.  It seems if the Hans and Lukes are evenly distributed then they would each be 2/96?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2005, 10:30 PM
I placed my order from ningyoushi for the Han Stormtrooper and I'll be getting the Luke Stormtrooper from Matt so as it stands... Series 4 is done!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a052.gif)

Congrats again Matt on pulling your first chase figures.   (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a040.gif)

Bring on Series 5 and whatever else they can throw at us!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a036.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 1, 2005, 10:49 PM
Thanks you guys.  If anyone has an extra Han Stormie for sale, please LMK!  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on August 1, 2005, 11:00 PM
Matt,

Congratulations, that must have been fun!

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 1, 2005, 11:45 PM
So collective survey time: 

Han chase - Ningyoushi or ebay?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2005, 11:58 PM
It's up to you what you want to do Brent. Just to give you an idea with my Han Stormtrooper order with Ningyoushi, $65.00 plus $1.54, USPS: Air Letter-post (4 - 7 Days). Total: $66.54.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on August 2, 2005, 12:36 AM
I have an extra Vinyl cape Jawa.  Anyone need one?  I need a Luke/Vader chase if anyone has an extra.  A trade would be perfect.  LMK.   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 2, 2005, 12:40 AM
So collective survey time: 

Han chase - Ningyoushi or ebay?

ebay for me.. prices seem to close lower than ningyoushi's price..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 2, 2005, 12:48 AM
Ok folks, here is the big opening:


YAY!!!   :) :) :)

Sweet! Nice score!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 2, 2005, 11:06 AM
I don't know if anyone else tried it, but I strongly recommend NOT trying to put Luke's Stormtrooper helmet on him.

I was checking out the figures this morning with my daughter, and thought it would be cool.  So I popped off his hair, and put on the helmet.  The freakin thing stuck!  Really stuck too...when I tried to pull it off, Luke's head came off his neck, so deep in the helmet that I couldn't get it out.

My wife had the bright idea of soaking it in hot water (I should have remembered the trick from my vintage collecting days), and once it was a tiny bit soft, I was able to pull the head out with tweezers.

Either way, don't do it!  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 2, 2005, 11:58 AM
I don't know if anyone else tried it, but I strongly recommend NOT trying to put Luke's Stormtrooper helmet on him.

I was checking out the figures this morning with my daughter, and thought it would be cool.  So I popped off his hair, and put on the helmet.  The freakin thing stuck!  Really stuck too...when I tried to pull it off, Luke's head came off his neck, so deep in the helmet that I couldn't get it out.

My wife had the bright idea of soaking it in hot water (I should have remembered the trick from my vintage collecting days), and once it was a tiny bit soft, I was able to pull the head out with tweezers.

Either way, don't do it!  :)

I was going to mention this before. I tried putting the helmet on, but it was
real snug so I didn`t even put it on all the way.
They look cooler displayed with them off anyway  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 2, 2005, 12:30 PM
mm.. never knew that.. i might try later.. or should i not??  ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 2, 2005, 04:56 PM

And, as an FYI, this is the best picture I could get of all my Han's lined up:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/kubricks/tn_hancompare.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/kubricks/hancompare.jpg)
(clicky for bigger photo)

You can kinda see in the picture that Han's head is definately a paler shade and actually, the hair-peice is slightly different color brown on all three of mine.



They do seem to be a slightly different shade of brown, but I think it would be very difficult to tell the difference unless you had them side by side like in Jeff's picture.  The hair sculpts appear to be identical and the facial expressions seem the same too.  I think we're going to be seeing a few fakes eventually...   :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: zachdms on August 2, 2005, 05:08 PM
Congrats, Matt!  That's sad about the helmet, though... I liked the idea of them being in active disguise.   :-\

The idea of vehicles is pretty great.  I really like my lightcycles, the "Great Escape" motorcycle and the various bikes are great. I think I'd buy any good "riding" vehicle or anything that showed them off.  The Special Forces van is kind of cool, but ... it wouldn't be nearly as cool as a landspeeder (where you could seem them hanging out) or even (fond wish) one of the basic ships like the A or X Wings.

There's several Indy's (and Master Chiefs and 3 Beakers...?) on eBay right now, FWIW.  I might try to pick up one of these at last.


Has anybody compiled a full list of *all* the Kubricks out there?  I've actually made a fairly complete list of what I've seen to date, but I'm curious as to whether there's any other public lists that I should check out and try to merge with before putting this on the web.  (No pictures at this point, mind you.)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 2, 2005, 06:06 PM
Congrats, Matt!  That's sad about the helmet, though... I liked the idea of them being in active disguise.   :-\

The idea of vehicles is pretty great.  I really like my lightcycles, the "Great Escape" motorcycle and the various bikes are great. I think I'd buy any good "riding" vehicle or anything that showed them off.  The Special Forces van is kind of cool, but ... it wouldn't be nearly as cool as a landspeeder (where you could seem them hanging out) or even (fond wish) one of the basic ships like the A or X Wings.

There's several Indy's (and Master Chiefs and 3 Beakers...?) on eBay right now, FWIW.  I might try to pick up one of these at last.


Has anybody compiled a full list of *all* the Kubricks out there?  I've actually made a fairly complete list of what I've seen to date, but I'm curious as to whether there's any other public lists that I should check out and try to merge with before putting this on the web.  (No pictures at this point, mind you.)
A full list of ALL kubricks would be a monumental task, to be sure.
Over at Kubrick World (www.kubrickworld.com) there are a few lists for some
of the series (Disney, Marvel, SW...) .
Head over there and start posting, great bunch of people and always happy
to help, and cover all kubs, not just SW (as this thread is geared at).
I post over there under this username, and quite a few regulars here are over
there as well.

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 2, 2005, 08:38 PM
My Han Stormtrooper has shipped.  8)

Thanks for letting us know on the helmet Matt.
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on August 2, 2005, 10:02 PM
 :(

Matt,

Thanks for your Toy Tokyo order.  Unfortuneatly, the Bounty Hunter Boba
Fett you ordered is sold-out.  Because this was the only item in your
order, your order has been cancelled.  Sorry for the inconvenience! 
Let
me know if there's anything else I can do to help you.

Sincerely,

Josh
212.253.8699
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 2, 2005, 10:15 PM
Awe crap! Sorry to see your order was not filled Matt.  :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 3, 2005, 12:22 AM


There's several Indy's (and Master Chiefs and 3 Beakers...?) on eBay right now, FWIW.  I might try to pick up one of these at last.


there'll be plently of master chiefs.. there was a game fair in HK recently and i heard halo2 kubricks were on sale at the microsoft booth... n i thought they were limited!  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 3, 2005, 11:06 AM


There's several Indy's (and Master Chiefs and 3 Beakers...?) on eBay right now, FWIW.  I might try to pick up one of these at last.


there'll be plently of master chiefs.. there was a game fair in HK recently and i heard halo2 kubricks were on sale at the microsoft booth... n i thought they were limited!  :-\

Aha! That explains the 40$ BINs on eBay.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 3, 2005, 11:51 AM
but no more $40BINs.. hee.. i got 2 myself btw.. one for my friend, one for myself.. maybe i will try to sell on ebay to try to get some seller ratings..  or maybe paint chief red..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 3, 2005, 11:59 AM
but no more $40BINs.. hee.. i got 2 myself btw.. one for my friend, one for myself.. maybe i will try to sell on ebay to try to get some seller ratings..  or maybe paint chief red..

I saw one or two more BIN at 40, and one at 44.XX a bit ago.
If it gets much cheaper, I`ll get one. Master Cheif can slap some
alien scum around on my shelf!

Hey, they did Aliens, why not Predator? How frickin sweet would that be?
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 3, 2005, 01:33 PM
the seller raised the price to 45 now.. but still a gd buy.. i think he has 4 left..

haha.. aliens? Cheif would look cute besides SW driods..  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 3, 2005, 02:40 PM
Got my case of Series 4 Kubricks from Jeff a couple days ago, but unfortunately, no chase Vader.  So that means the other two guys that he's giving the other two cases to now have a 50/50 shot at it.  Who were those 2 lucky fellas again, Jeff?

On the off chance anyone wants my extra Stormies in part of trade for any Series 3 or 4 chase figures, LMK!  I'm totally lagging on those damned things now...

Thanks again for the hookup, Jeff!  :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 3, 2005, 04:50 PM
Got my case of Series 4 Kubricks from Jeff a couple days ago, but unfortunately, no chase Vader.  So that means the other two guys that he's giving the other two cases to now have a 50/50 shot at it.  Who were those 2 lucky fellas again, Jeff?


I don't know if I've mentioned it in here yet, but yes I bought a second Master Case of Series 4 off eBay a week or so ago.  (I'm a glutton for punishment I guess ::)).  I snagged the box with the Stormie Twins from the case for myself (2x Stormtrooper Luke), and I then shuffled up the other three boxes.


The first box went to Matt - no Chase Vader

The second box is still sitting here, waiting to be delivered to a local guy.

The third box was earmarked for JesseVader08 but when he passed on it, I offered it up to my brother instead who pulled the Chase Vader (I just got off the phone with him).


So, that brings my total Kubrick Series 4 expenditure so far to:

$70 - Set of 8 (basic 6 plus 1x extra Vader and Chase Vader)
$65 - Stormtrooper Luke
$57 - Stormtrooper Han #1
$70 - Stormtrooper Han #2 (accidental duplicate order  :-[)
$103 - Box of 12 (4x Vader; 2x Stormtrooper & Stormtrooper Luke; 1x Hoth Han, Bespin Luke, Emperor, & Nien Nunb)

$365 Total, which looks something like this:

6x Darth Vader
3x Stormtrooper
2x Emperor Palpatine
2x Han Solo (Hoth Gear)
2x Luke Skywalker (Bespin Gear)
2x Nien Numb
1x Darth Vader (Dagobah) - CHASE
3x Stormtrooper Luke - CHASE
2x Stormtrooper Han - CHASE


From the above total, I’ve got 12 extras that I'm selling:

1x Set of 6 - $60 (sold to local MN collector)
3x Darth Vader - $21 ($7 each)
1x Stormtrooper Luke - $65 (which is the price I paid for Luke on eBay)
1x Stormtrooper Luke - $57 (which is the price I paid for Han #1) (sold)
1x Stormtrooper Han - $70 (which is the price I paid for Han #2)


If my plan works (and they rarely ever work as well as I envision them working), the final cost for my full set of Series 4 (plus 1 extra Vader and 1 extra Stormtrooper) will be reduced from the $192 it was last week down to $92...  and that is much more palatable for 11 little plastic men.

Of course, I've had to put in a bunch of work and cash to get to this point - over $850 on 8 boxes of 12 (the first "screwed up" master case and the second "real" master case) - but I hope it will all pay off in the end.  :-\

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 3, 2005, 05:05 PM
 :o

That's why I ordered a single Master case, enough of this dicking around.  My total looks a lot less palatable right now. 

box from HLJ - $85 (I think, I'm not even sure after shipping)
chase Vader $85
chase Luke $55
chase Han $55 - ok, don't have it yet, but that's my goal.

$280.

What'd I say earlier about just ordering a set off ebay?  Stupid, stupid, stupid.  The guy I got the Vader from has had sets up for around $260 and his shipping is fair, so right in the ballpark. 

I am selling off two Vaders and two stormtroopers ( a big plus to Medicom for making those the multiples!) so I'll recoup about $30 for a final cost around $250.  Way above Jeff's total. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 3, 2005, 08:47 PM
I don't know if I've mentioned it in here yet, but yes I bought a second Master Case of Series 4 off eBay a week or so ago.  (I'm a glutton for punishment I guess ::)). 


The third box was earmarked for JesseVader08 but when he passed on it, I offered it up to my brother instead who pulled the Chase Vader (I just got off the phone with him).


Jeff

 :o   Dang! Mr. money bags!  :o

Oh man, that box with the Luke/Vader chase was going to Jesse2. Oh well, the chances you take. Could have been a hit and miss.

Dang!  :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on August 3, 2005, 11:16 PM
Just testing out my new avatar  ;D.

Thanks Dale.

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 3, 2005, 11:19 PM
Your Welcome Matt.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 3, 2005, 11:24 PM
The third box was earmarked for JesseVader08 but when he passed on it, I offered it up to my brother instead who pulled the Chase Vader (I just got off the phone with him).

Oh man, that box with the Luke/Vader chase was going to Jesse2. Oh well, the chances you take. Could have been a hit and miss.

Yeah, I took a chance and passed, hoping I'll find the chases cheaper later.  Damn.   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 4, 2005, 07:53 PM
Yeah, nice work there, Sherlock.  :-*

Just testing out my new avatar  ;D.

Thanks Dale.

DBK

Ah, ****!  Did you send that to me last week Matt, and I brainfarted on it?  That sounds about right, I think.  Sorry.  My bad!  :-[
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 4, 2005, 07:54 PM
Ah, ****!  Did you send that to me last week Matt, and I brainfarted on it?  That sounds about right, I think.  Sorry.  My bad!  :-[

 ::)  I'm very disappointed in you.  Actually, disgusted.   :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Gregorbian on August 4, 2005, 08:45 PM
Are there any online stores where I can get some of the earlier figures?  I'd like to pick up another Fett or 2 for some customs, but so far even eBay hasn't had much.  Any recommendations?  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: gsrjedi on August 4, 2005, 09:22 PM
I'm a newbie to SW Kubricks.  I have 4 of them right now, and I don't know if I want to go for these because some of the chases look cool & I don't want to go paying crazy money for those and the exclusives.

I've got a couple of questions, does anyone know of a site with a detailed list of the SW Kubricks that have been released?  It would be nice if it had the series & exclusives, because I'm confused by the carded figures (what's the deal with them?)

my 2nd question is, where do you order your master cases from?  To those that do, do you go through and open every box until you find the chases and then sell off the opened extra figures?

Thanks in advance
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 4, 2005, 10:12 PM
I checked awhile back for Boba Fett online and not much was to be had, try a Google search "kubrick Boba Fett series 1".  ;)

You can check out our Medicom Kubrick Features (http://www.jedidefender.com/features.php) we have here at JD. It covers the Early Bird set, Series 1, 2, 3 (Series 4 coming soon), boxed Kubrick sets and my favorite the exclusive carded Kubricks which are only available in Japan through toy exhibits, conventions and the odd ones through an internet mail order.

As for ordering, you can order from HLJ (Hobby Link Japan). RoBBY.jp, BBTS (BigBadToyStore) etc..

Some of us go in on a Master Case and get a sealed box or opened, I guess it depends on the agreement with those involved. Myself I order a Master Case and keep one box sealed for a member here as he like to open the box and I open the other 3 and 2 of those 3 sets of basic go to other members.

Another way to find stuff here is to go through the past and present threads we have on SW Kubricks, some good reading in them and a great blast from the past.  ;D

New Star Wars Kubricks...   (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=231.0)

The Kubricks Strike Back   (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2020.0)

Power of the Kubricks! (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=4623.0)

Revenge of the Kubricks (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=5606.0)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 4, 2005, 10:47 PM
I've got a couple of questions, does anyone know of a site with a detailed list of the SW Kubricks that have been released?  It would be nice if it had the series & exclusives, because I'm confused by the carded figures (what's the deal with them?)


Well, you're at the site for that!   ;D


First, there is the stuff Dale Mentioned above:

For in-depth reviews of all the Star Wars Kubricks so far, check out the:
Medicom Kubrick Features (http://www.jedidefender.com/features.php) - just clicky on the pictures on the features page for the reviews of the Early Bird set, Series 1, 2, 3 (Series 4 coming soon!).

Also, there are the past and present threads which are a wealth of info:
New Star Wars Kubricks...   (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=231.0)
The Kubricks Strike Back   (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2020.0)
Power of the Kubricks! (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=4623.0)
Revenge of the Kubricks (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=5606.0)


And, for a quick look at the figures so far, you can always check out the JediDefender Kubrick Image Database (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Collectibles/Kubrick).

Last. but certainly not least, is the JediDefender Kubrick Checklist that JesseVader08 is working on which will tie everything together.


I'd say you'd have a hard time finding a site out there with better coverage of the Star Wars Kubrick line than ours!   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 5, 2005, 12:56 AM
Good news!  The JediDefender Kubrick Checklist (http://www.jedidefender.com/checklists/other/kubricks.php) is now complete.  Enjoy!   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 5, 2005, 01:12 AM
Nice work lads.  Anyone got a cheap, loose R2 Droids?
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on August 5, 2005, 10:08 AM
Welcome to JD my fellow Arizonian.  This is where all the action is on Kubrick talk.  Dale, answered your questions feel free to PM me and we can talk over the phone (Ares X or RyanForce) should have my number or PM me and I can give it to you.  Or we could meet to chat about Kubys if you decide to delve into the line.

DBK 

I'm a newbie to SW Kubricks.  I have 4 of them right now, and I don't know if I want to go for these because some of the chases look cool & I don't want to go paying crazy money for those and the exclusives.

I've got a couple of questions, does anyone know of a site with a detailed list of the SW Kubricks that have been released?  It would be nice if it had the series & exclusives, because I'm confused by the carded figures (what's the deal with them?)

my 2nd question is, where do you order your master cases from?  To those that do, do you go through and open every box until you find the chases and then sell off the opened extra figures?

Thanks in advance
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 5, 2005, 06:39 PM
Hey guys, posting from my vacation in Cape Cod.  :)

Jesse (and whoever else lent a hand) - nice work on the checklist.

New folks - welcome to Star Wars Kubrick land.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 5, 2005, 06:55 PM
Is it real or is it fake? (http://cgi.ebay.com/Stormtrooper-HAN-SOLO-Kubrick-Series-4_W0QQitemZ5990944380QQcategoryZ1039QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Why would you take it out of the plastic to sell it?
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 5, 2005, 07:03 PM
Why would you take it out of the plastic to sell it?

Exactly.  If it is real, that seller really hurt his chances of selling it (assuming others will become careful of fakes as well).

Jesse (and whoever else lent a hand) - nice work on the checklist.

Thanks, but I needed a lot of input from the kubrickaholics on staff (Jeff, Scott, Dale, Matt) to get this list done right.   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 5, 2005, 07:13 PM
Is it real or is it fake? (http://cgi.ebay.com/Stormtrooper-HAN-SOLO-Kubrick-Series-4_W0QQitemZ5990944380QQcategoryZ1039QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Why would you take it out of the plastic to sell it?

I probably wouldn't touch anything out of the clear (sealed) plastic bag myself.  Too risky.

If you noticed though, the seller also has 3 extra Vaders up for grabs too, all loose.  So it's entirely possible he just opened 'em all (from a case, maybe), like a dumbass, and is now ditching his extras (since he'd have 2 Stormie Hans from the case).  I dunno, just a possibility.

But since it's opening at $53, which is already close enough to market value, is it really worth it?  I could see if it was sitting at $20 or something low like that, maybe taking the risk, but not at $53.  That's just me though.  I know elbuggo likes to live on the edge...  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 5, 2005, 07:14 PM
Is it real or is it fake? (http://cgi.ebay.com/Stormtrooper-HAN-SOLO-Kubrick-Series-4_W0QQitemZ5990944380QQcategoryZ1039QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Why would you take it out of the plastic to sell it?

Wow, tough call there!
I , for one, wouldn`t buy a loose one unless I knew the seller or had dealt with
them before. Han & Luke Stormies are too easy to make.
Maybe there is a way to tell from the inside of the helmet or looking for some
tool marks on the figure, but you`d need the fig in hand to check for those
types of things.

BTW, Ningyoushi is sold out of Luke Troopers now.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 5, 2005, 07:15 PM
Not the edge, but Han is creeping towards $60 (Ningyoushi price).  There's about three ending this weekend so if I don't end up with one of those, I'll likely jump on the Ningyoushi (if it's still there).  I was wondering if you folks would be as cynical as me ;)

Check that.  I think Ningyoushi's price was $60 earlier in the week, but it's been bumped to $65 now. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 5, 2005, 07:34 PM
Is it real or is it fake? (http://cgi.ebay.com/Stormtrooper-HAN-SOLO-Kubrick-Series-4_W0QQitemZ5990944380QQcategoryZ1039QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Why would you take it out of the plastic to sell it?

Heh, I was just looking at that exact item wondering the same thing.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 5, 2005, 08:09 PM
Yeah, that would be a tough call. As mentioned it's going to be tough with customs and not getting a good look inhand.
Title: Series 5
Post by: gsrjedi on August 5, 2005, 10:08 PM
thanks for all the help with the Kubricks info.  I've got plenty of reading material now.  You guys have me leaning heavily into starting a new line to collect.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 5, 2005, 10:15 PM
Yeah, that would be a tough call. As mentioned it's going to be tough with customs and not getting a good look inhand.

Yeah, I agree.  That's why I just bit the bullet and bought the chase I needed (Han) now before the fakes really start to hit the market.

I think it's been shown it's pretty easy to fake the Stormie Twins, so I agree that I'd be very leery of any auction where Han or Luke is not in the baggie... and heck, with a heat sealer it wouldn't be too hard to get them back in the baggie either.   :-\

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 5, 2005, 11:08 PM
and heck, with a heat sealer it wouldn't be too hard to get them back in the baggie either.   :-\

Jeff

Yep, it can be done. I resealed a loose figure awhile back to see what the seam would look like. If a person who does not know anything...  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on August 5, 2005, 11:34 PM
Guys, take a good look at that guy's Vaders.  Something seem funny about the face under the "broken" mask?  Or is it just me?

Anyhow, I've got a Bape Fett and two Luke stormies "sealed" on the bay right now, if anyone is interested.  Only three day auction, and on a weekend at that. Hmmmmm... ; )

********************************************************************************* Please Note: I've decided to trade the luke stormies to Tony for some carded figs and have ended the auctions.  
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 5, 2005, 11:58 PM
Looks fine to me, could be the camera angle and lighting.

(http://i15.ebayimg.com/01/i/04/9d/fd/17_1_b.JPG)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/6-05/Kubrick%20Vader%20Anakin%20LG.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on August 6, 2005, 12:11 AM
My baad!  You know; the way it is shot and posed; it looks a heck of a lot like the Chase.  I don't know, I still would not go anywhere near a loose stormie chase, but to each his own I guess.

I'm selling two extra luke stormies, but I'm also selling a dozen sealed vaders I had left over. 

********************************************************************************* Please Note: I've decided to trade the luke stormies to Tony for some carded figs and have ended the auctions.  

By the way, interesting tidbit.  In my last master case I had from a popular retailer here, I pulled one vader/luke chase, two stormie lukes, and low and behold.............. two stormie Hans!  I could not believe my eyes when my girlfriend pulled the first one.  They were in the 11th and 12th slots.  I have a sneaking suspicion; someone at hlj goofed.  Please don't flame me... I just thought you all would like to know.  My master cases from other dealers were standard sealed medicom, but this one was shrinkwrapped together.  I've got two coming from robby next time and that's it.  Too much trouble selling the extras off.

Scott
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 6, 2005, 12:17 AM
My master cases from robby and bbts were standard sealed medicom, but the hlj was shrinkwrapped together.

Scott

Scott, did your parcel from HLJ look like this?

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/HLJ%20Parcel.jpg)

Mine came shrinkwrapped together too.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Open%20Parcel.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Open%20Box%202nd%20Level.jpg)

All said and done, it was a Master Case but sent this way.  ???
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on August 6, 2005, 12:27 AM
Yes it did; very similar if not exactly the same.  But I would like to neither confirm or deny the store.  : ) Its been over a week now that I got it, but I figured noone would believe me, and frankly I didn't want to scare everyone off of them.  I actually had two master cases pre-ordered and was able to have them change my order to one at the last minute even though the automated shipping mesage was preventing me from canceling online; so they were very helpful and hey I got the master case with 5 chases.  You know, the 12 vaders I have left over are also still sealed and up for auction on eBay right now, but PLEASE assume they are all normal, as I've already pulled one chase.  I have not read of anyone else pulling more than the standard three chases per master, so I assumed a goof.  Could have just been luck, though too.  I don't know, and until someone pulls less than the standard from a case from them, I would just chock it up as just that.

Scott
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on August 6, 2005, 12:45 AM
Also, I just realized that perhaps they had pulled my two master cases, 8 boxes; re shrinkwrapped them at random into two new boxes; then when I canceled.  They sent me one that was unevely balanced.  I bet that was exactly what happened now that I think about it.

-S
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 6, 2005, 12:48 AM
Hard to say what they did, they have been good to there customers and I would deal with them again.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 6, 2005, 01:00 AM
I've never received a chase from them, but I don't begrudge HLJ that.  They're a good company and enough other people that have ordered single boxes have made out well.  My luck just sucks is all.
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on August 6, 2005, 01:34 AM
I certainly agree wholeheartedly.
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on August 6, 2005, 01:44 AM
You know, while I'm feeling talky, I have to admit that I own a madsontoys Logray as well.  And I have to say that if mine is a fake, it looks awfully similiar to one that I purchased from another source a while back.  I am just intrigued as to how he or someone would be able to pull off such a replica.  I mean the right arm sways out the same as my other one, though neither are very shiny like the one pic posted here recently.  I just think that someone must have got ahold of the original molds or they are in fact original.  Perhaps I just own two fakes I don't know; they both look identical.  Maybe he sent me an original since I paid 110.

-Scott

I honestly do not remember which one I got from him...

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b349/stealthtank/scan2.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: nilito on August 6, 2005, 11:08 AM
Well, I only have the fake one (which, by the way, he's supposed to finally be refunding me after this weekend - took him a while to get back to me, though).  And comparing it with my other real SW Kubricks, I find that the hands are the biggest tip-off.  The fake hands are just so hard and more plastic-y.  In real 'bricks, you can grab one with your fingernail (I guess) and try to widen it slightly to tell that it's softer - and real.  The other's like hard plastic.
:)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 6, 2005, 12:03 PM
And comparing it with my other real SW Kubricks, I find that the hands are the biggest tip-off.  The fake hands are just so hard and more plastic-y.  In real 'bricks, you can grab one with your fingernail (I guess) and try to widen it slightly to tell that it's softer - and real.  The other's like hard plastic.
:)

Good to know, should the insanity every take hold of me to get one.   :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on August 6, 2005, 12:42 PM
I'll bet he just got hold of some test run Lograys or prototypes from Hong Kong.  They have to make several before they finally get the one they release and he probably knew someone at the factory or "knew the guy who knew the guy".  There's no way someone would go through all that trouble for $100.  It's just not worth it.  Especially when you have all the suspicion.  Did you notice how shiny those Toys R Us 2 figs looked?  They were prototypes too probably.  They had the same sheen as the boot Lograys.  Just a thought.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 6, 2005, 04:04 PM
I'll bet he just got hold of some test run Lograys or prototypes from Hong Kong.  They have to make several before they finally get the one they release and he probably knew someone at the factory or "knew the guy who knew the guy".  There's no way someone would go through all that trouble for $100.  It's just not worth it.  Especially when you have all the suspicion.  Did you notice how shiny those Toys R Us 2 figs looked?  They were prototypes too probably.  They had the same sheen as the boot Lograys.  Just a thought.

To sell just one Logray, I would agree.
To sell a few dozen? Might be worth his trouble to make a bunch.
Tan has 2 of them from him and says they are fakes, I believe him.
Title: Series 5
Post by: OlBenKenobi on August 6, 2005, 05:49 PM
I have an extra Chase Han Stormtrooper that I got from Padawan still sealed for trade or sale.  Also I have a Series 3 Chase Vinyl Jawa.

....also I have a complete set of Series 4 Star Wars figs for $55.  Shipping is free in the US.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 6, 2005, 05:52 PM
PM coming on Han.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 6, 2005, 05:57 PM
PM coming on Han.

Smart move Brent.  Now you don't have to worry about fakes. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 6, 2005, 06:14 PM
A reliable source is worth a fair bit :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 6, 2005, 06:49 PM
And series four is done ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 6, 2005, 07:08 PM
And series four is done ;D

Nice stuff Brent.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on August 7, 2005, 12:59 AM
Anyone have any extra acrylic cases for a Droids Fett or a Holographic Leia or know where I can possibly get them?  I contacted Oscar a while back and they never returned my email. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on August 7, 2005, 10:28 AM
Jon,

My experience that Oscar is great at returning e-mail.  I would bet that he accidentally deleted your e-mail. 

Try resending.

DBK

Anyone have any extra acrylic cases for a Droids Fett or a Holographic Leia or know where I can possibly get them?  I contacted Oscar a while back and they never returned my email. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on August 7, 2005, 10:34 AM
Yes agreed. Oscar is great. Try him again.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on August 7, 2005, 12:34 PM
I just e-mailed him yesterday and he got back to me today.  He's pretty reliable. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on August 7, 2005, 02:45 PM
Mopiku (http://www.mopiku.com/shop/kubricks_bearbricks/starwars4_dv.htm) has the Vader chase in for 89.00 CAD = $73.1858 USD. Not too bad.

DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 7, 2005, 03:51 PM
Oscar is a great person to deal with, I have to get a hold of him for some cases.

Not too bad for the Luke/Vader chase, Canadian company. I checked out his shipping and a little high, maybe I'm reading it wrong.

Quote
Shipping costs depended on the total value of the order. For order below $50 CDN, shipping charge will be $12 CDN. For order above $50 CDN, shipping charge will be $15 CDN. This standard shipping rate applies to both Canada and the United States customers where the total weight of the order do not exceed 3lbs. If the total weight of the order exceed 3 lbs., a special invocie will be sent to customer
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 7, 2005, 03:57 PM
Oscar is a great person to deal with, I have to get a hold of him for some cases.

Not too bad for the Luke/Vader chase, Canadian company. I checked out his shipping and a little high, maybe I'm reading it wrong.

Quote
Shipping costs depended on the total value of the order. For order below $50 CDN, shipping charge will be $12 CDN. For order above $50 CDN, shipping charge will be $15 CDN. This standard shipping rate applies to both Canada and the United States customers where the total weight of the order do not exceed 3lbs. If the total weight of the order exceed 3 lbs., a special invocie will be sent to customer


Looks like it`d be 15 CDN to ship it.
Mops is a KW member, might be able to contact him through there and get
a better rate for shipping? Worth a shot !
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on August 7, 2005, 04:11 PM
I have dealt with Oscar's cases before over a year ago.  I sent an email to Dan & Oscar at the time.  Dan was the first to reply to my email so I went through him.  A couple weeks ago I sent another email to Dan and never got a response.  Maybe Dan & Oscar don't work together anymore?  I just fired off an email to Oscar, so hopefully he will get back to me.   :) 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 7, 2005, 07:20 PM
Heads up, eBay seller rupinthe3 has some SW Kuby's on the BIN block.

 MAX REBO BAND from US (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Star-Wars-MAX-REBO-BAND-from-US_W0QQitemZ5991988026QQcategoryZ48972QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)  BIN... $109.00

Series 1 Boba Fett Regular (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Star-Wars-Series-1-Boba-Fett-from-US_W0QQitemZ5991992665QQcategoryZ48972QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)  BIN... $17.00.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 7, 2005, 07:28 PM
****!

Gregorbian, your looking for a Fett aren't you?

Series 1 Boba Fett Regular (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Star-Wars-Series-1-Boba-Fett-from-US_W0QQitemZ5991992665QQcategoryZ48972QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)  BIN... $17.00.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 7, 2005, 07:34 PM
He also has Holo Leia and Luke carded up for decent prices.  A little high for me on the Luke since I'm planning on opening it.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 7, 2005, 07:37 PM
Yep, damn good price thus far.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on August 7, 2005, 07:44 PM
I guess I should have emailed Oscar to begin with.  I already got a response and my cases have been ordered.   :)
 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 7, 2005, 07:47 PM
Glad that worked out for ya, Dan could be on vacation.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Gregorbian on August 7, 2005, 08:45 PM
****!

Gregorbian, your looking for a Fett aren't you?

Series 1 Boba Fett Regular (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Star-Wars-Series-1-Boba-Fett-from-US_W0QQitemZ5991992665QQcategoryZ48972QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)  BIN... $17.00.

Thanks a lot DSJ!  I hadn't seen a Boba Fett Kubrick for less than $35 or so for a while, so that's a decent price for me. 
 ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 7, 2005, 08:54 PM
Very glad you got it and at a very good price too.  ;)   ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 7, 2005, 09:23 PM
Rebo Band is now gone.

Just a quick note on madsonstoys. I just noticed the seller is now No longer a registered user (http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=madsonstoys).
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 7, 2005, 09:57 PM
Just a quick note on madsonstoys. I just noticed the seller is now No longer a registered user (http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=madsonstoys).

Well.... we'll have to be on the watch for a new guy selling dozens of Lograys now I guess.  ::)


He also has Holo Leia and Luke carded up for decent prices.  A little high for me on the Luke since I'm planning on opening it.

 :-X

Just Luke now...  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 7, 2005, 10:00 PM
Nice Jeff, very nice.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 7, 2005, 10:03 PM
Well, I've opened the door now...

Just 5 more to go.   ::)

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 7, 2005, 10:20 PM
I know the feeling.  Seeing that Luke sitting there is kinda burning me.  Here's what I need:

Luke carded (opener)
Boba chase 1
Boba chase 2
Droids R2 (opener)
Cantina band member chase
(theoretically I need some stupid Ewok but don't want it)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 7, 2005, 10:32 PM
Yeah,

Since I finally opened the door on grabbing the Carded Kubricks (I've got a deal for Luke and now Leia from eBay), here's what I still need to "complete" my ideal SW Kubbrick collection...

Boba chase 1
Boba chase 2
Carded Droids R2
Carded Droids Fett

I figure that I can skip the Carded Vader and Carded Fett since those figures are the same as boxed releases. 

That just leaves the Parco Sandtrooper which will probably be my Kubrick Holy Grail from now until I win the lottery...  :-\

Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 7, 2005, 10:50 PM
Eww, I'm not interested in the carded stuff, so don't count it.  I'm biding my time for cheaper version of the R2 and Luke since I'll be opening them anyway.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 8, 2005, 05:57 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-Medicom-Star-Wars-Kubrick-Han-Stormtrooper_W0QQitemZ5992065014QQcategoryZ751QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Han Stormie custom.
Like to see how high this would go.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 8, 2005, 03:28 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-Medicom-Star-Wars-Kubrick-Han-Stormtrooper_W0QQitemZ5992065014QQcategoryZ751QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Han Stormie custom.
Like to see how high this would go.

I'm just glad to see that he's an honourable guy and not trying to pass it off as the real thing.  It looks pretty darn good.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 8, 2005, 05:07 PM
I do believe that I just won a Han Stormie (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5990655699&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1) for $47 shipped.  Huh.  First time I've ever nabbed a specific chase for more than $10 or so.  I feel rather dirty now...  :-\

It looks OK though, right?  Nothing fishy as far as I can tell...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 8, 2005, 05:27 PM
Looks good Matt.   I stopped watching that after I got mine from olbenkenobi here.  I would have outbid you though :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 8, 2005, 05:44 PM
I do believe that I just won a Han Stormie (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5990655699&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1) for $47 shipped.  Huh.  First time I've ever nabbed a specific chase for more than $10 or so.  I feel rather dirty now...  :-\

It looks OK though, right?  Nothing fishy as far as I can tell...

Looks good to me, nice price too!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 8, 2005, 09:39 PM
Nice catch Matt.  8)

Have you guy's seen what this set of 6 for Series 1 went for?

 MEDICOM STAR WARS KUBRICK 1 BOBA FETT SET of 6 (http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-MEDICOM-STAR-WARS-KUBRICK-1-BOBA-FETT-SET-of-6_W0QQitemZ5991309269QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Padawan on August 9, 2005, 02:14 AM
That price is actually not too much higher than I paid for series 1.  I bought series 1 & the Early Bird set at pretty much the worst possible time.  I think I paid like $95 for series 1 and $150 for the Early Bird set.  A couple weeks after I bought them the prices started coming way down. 

I got a few of these today for my mini figures.  I haven't decided whether or not to use one for my Kubrick's, but as of right now I think I am going to. 

http://store.yahoo.com/thestoragestore/expandashelf.html
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 9, 2005, 02:52 AM
Those Expand-A-Shelf's are great!  I got my hands on a number of them, and they come in 3 different sizes.

Mini - for Kubricks & Bust-Ups
Regular - for 3 3/4" figures w/ REAL Stands
Mega - for Busts (I'm hoping they'll fit - everything's in storage while I renovate my room)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 9, 2005, 05:13 PM
Looks like Mr. Colman got the last of the cheap ones (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5991027107&ssPageName=ADME:B:WN:US:1) :o

Funny what happens when this is the last of the current, sealed package chase Hans on ebay, isn't it?
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 9, 2005, 05:44 PM
After I won mine for $43 ($47 shipped), I browsed through all the other Han Stormie completed auctions, and it looks like I got the only cheap one.  I didn't see anything else that ended under $55, and a lot of them were up in the $60's and $70's as well.  That's why I was asking if anything looked fishy with the one that I won...

Just one of those lucky grabs, I guess.


P.S  Bad link there, Brent.  Fix the opening bracket, eh.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 9, 2005, 08:13 PM
P.S  Bad link there, Brent.  Fix the opening bracket, eh.

I have to do everything myself, eh.  ;D

My Luke chase has arrived from Matt B, very nice. Now all I need is the Han to arrive and I'll be all set.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 9, 2005, 09:29 PM
Sorry about the link.

There was a Han that ended at $53 and one at $51 in the last 7 days as well, but yours was far and away the best deal Matt. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 9, 2005, 09:37 PM
P.S  Bad link there, Brent.  Fix the opening bracket, eh.

I have to do everything myself, eh.  ;D

My Luke chase has arrived from Matt B, very nice. Now all I need is the Han to arrive and I'll be all set.  8)

Good to hear Dale!

All I would like to get to finish off series 4 is a Han Stormtrooper.
Title: Series 5
Post by: robmob on August 9, 2005, 09:54 PM
After I won mine for $43 ($47 shipped), I browsed through all the other Han Stormie completed auctions, and it looks like I got the only cheap one.  I didn't see anything else that ended under $55, and a lot of them were up in the $60's and $70's as well.  That's why I was asking if anything looked fishy with the one that I won...

Just one of those lucky grabs, I guess.

I can guarantee that the Han you won is on the up and up and you have nothing to worry about.

Ebay is funny, I am betting if I showed the picture of the box as well, it would have fetched more. Also, I ended that auction on Sunday. Should have ended it on Saturday evening which is what I normally do. That is when all the snipers prowl. The last few weeks I have been giving Sunday a try.

Of course, if I knew about this place, I would have just tried to trade it to fill some holes in my collection.

Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 9, 2005, 10:11 PM

Of course, if I knew about this place, I would have just tried to trade it to fill some holes in my collection.


Welcome to JD, rob!  Always glad to have another Kubrick junky!   8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: robmob on August 9, 2005, 10:24 PM
Thanks

I just placed my pre-order yesterday at HLJ for 2 boxes of 12 for series 5.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on August 9, 2005, 10:26 PM
I need a Han Stormie if any one has an extra.  I have lots to trade but I can pay cash too.  Let me know.  Thanks! 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 9, 2005, 11:04 PM

Ebay is funny, I am betting if I showed the picture of the box as well, it would have fetched more. Also, I ended that auction on Sunday. Should have ended it on Saturday evening which is what I normally do. That is when all the snipers prowl. The last few weeks I have been giving Sunday a try.



Welcome sir. 

Ebay is funny, I actually prefer to end auctions on Sunday.  I find people are more often at home than on Saturday's.  Maybe you understand our target audience better than I do though ;)   Plus I usually run auctions for 5 days and am often too busy to list on Monday. 

Still, Matt got the best deal out there, no doubt.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 10, 2005, 12:17 AM
Welcome to the JD Kubrickaholic nut house Rob, nice to have you here.  :)

So HLJ has there Early Bird special pre-order up. 10,032 yen so about $90. US or $109. CDN per box of 12 and you have till Aug, 19th to get the 5% off there regular cost of 10,560 yen.

I usually run my auctions for 7 days on a Friday or Saturday night and never had any problems, I also try to avoid long weekends and tax time and try to end them around pay days and just after X-Mas.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 10, 2005, 12:49 AM
I can guarantee that the Han you won is on the up and up and you have nothing to worry about.

Ebay is funny, I am betting if I showed the picture of the box as well, it would have fetched more. Also, I ended that auction on Sunday. Should have ended it on Saturday evening which is what I normally do. That is when all the snipers prowl. The last few weeks I have been giving Sunday a try.

Of course, if I knew about this place, I would have just tried to trade it to fill some holes in my collection.

No way in hell I was gonna tell you about this place 'til after I won your Stormie Han!  But now that that's taken care of, welcome to JD Robert.  Glad you took me up on my suggestion to stop on by...  ;)

Didn't really mean for it to sound like I was questioning you at all on that Han auction.  Just curious as to why I got it for so low.  I guess all the talk we've had about fake chase figures lately (Logray, Luke/Han Stormies) made we wonder if there was something I missed in the auction description/picture that was keeping people away...  Didn't seem to be the case, but wanted to run it by my fellow Kubrick experts in here to get their opinion on it.

Brent, I think I saw those other two Han Stormies you mentioned as well, but was factoring in shipping too, which put them a good bit higher.  I love that Rob offers his stuff at a very reasonable shipping fee.  I'm so sick and tired of all the eBayers gouging their buyers with outrageous shipping charges, well over what they actually paid.  Not to mention it was nice to land this piece from a domestic seller too (and in Cali, no less), so that saved a bundle right there not having to bring it in from Asia.

Anyway, welcome to JD, Rob.  I'm sure you'll enjoy the discussion here!  What other stuff are you into besides the Kubricks?  I see you already mentioned the DT Luke figure.  Cool...  8)

- Matt
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 10, 2005, 02:23 AM
So HLJ has there Early Bird special pre-order up. 10,032 yen so about $90. US or $109. CDN per box of 12 and you have till Aug, 19th to get the 5% off there regular cost of 10,560 yen.

Thanks for the head's up on that, Dale (and Rob).  Just ordered a case of 12.  Didn't feel like going for the master case though.  If I was somehow assured that I could pull a complete set, or at least similar to Series 4 that we just got (just trade one Stormie chase for the other), then I would've gone for it.  But considering that wasn't the case with Series 1 or 3 (can't recall the Series 2 splits), I wasn't going to risk it.  Oh well.  Time to keep chasing the chases.  Hopefully Rob will continue selling them all to me for $43 each!  :D

What were the prices on the Robbie.jp cases again?  They were slightly better than HLJ's, weren't they?
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 10, 2005, 05:41 AM
robby's case of 12 ard 62us.. excluding shipping..
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 10, 2005, 11:16 AM
robby's case of 12 ard 62us.. excluding shipping..

And if you order 4 cases, you get a sealed master case.
This can be an important factor in where you buy them from.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 10, 2005, 01:36 PM
Mmm, sealed master case, blue snag.  Yummy.

My Luke stormtrooper showed up today, very nicely packed.  Currently resisting the temptation to open him.  I'm sure I can hold that for long enough since he's just going straight into storage anyway, there's really no need to let him breathe at this point. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 10, 2005, 04:07 PM
Oh please release me, let me go...   :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 10, 2005, 04:22 PM
Oh please release me, let me go...   :-*

Maybe later, when it gets unpacked, but not now.  I'm not going to see him for a while, so he might as well suffocate.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 10, 2005, 05:38 PM
Oh please release me, let me go...   :-*

Maybe later, when it gets unpacked, but not now.  I'm not going to see him for a while, so he might as well suffocate.

If I had to store them, I`d keep the sealed. I lose all small weapons and **** very
easily, it sucks.
I think my cat takes them, I`ll find his stash sometime.
We moved a few years ago, I found a nice little group of them under a cabinet.
I think he bats them around on the hardwood and they went under it, lol.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Gregorbian on August 11, 2005, 01:46 AM
I know this is old hat to you hardcore Kubrickaholics  ;)
I received these in the mail today:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Gregorbian/Kubricks/SWKubrickClones4.jpg)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Gregorbian/Kubricks/SWKubrickScout3.jpg)
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Gregorbian/Kubricks/SWKubrickClones5.jpg)

I really like these "bootlegs", the quality is pretty high considering their price.  Plus the clones come with die cast weapons!  The blasters for the clones look better than hasbro's version, in my opinion.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank DSJ again for the head's up on that Boba Fett  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 11, 2005, 01:54 AM
Anyway, I just wanted to thank DSJ again for the head's up on that Boba Fett  8)

You got it already!  :o  Dang, the mail is moving fast around these parts.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 11, 2005, 01:59 AM
Nice pickup there Gregorbian (is your real name Greg?  Gregorbian's too long!  :P)

I just nabbed my bootleg Biker Scout on Speederbike a few weeks ago from Dan (artooa6).  The Fett that comes in the tin is pretty cool too.  I don't think too many of the Kubrick regulars have delved into the bootlegs yet, actually.  I think they're definitely unique, and a pretty good value for a cool unofficial knockoff.

I passed on the Clones and TPM sets though, since I'm only going with the OT stuff with these lines.  Good stuff though.  Congrats on the purchase(s).
Title: Series 5
Post by: Gregorbian on August 11, 2005, 02:22 AM
Thanks!
Yeah, my name is "Greg"  ;)

I really like the Biker Scout, $10 (plus $10 for shipping  ::)) isn't that bad of a deal.  I ordered the clones because it was only another $5 for shipping and I knew I'd have to buy them sooner or later.  I saw that bootleg Fett on eBay but I think, since I have the original, that I don't need that figure.

DSJ - the seller was really good, she even refunded the difference in shipping  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on August 11, 2005, 03:47 AM
Is anyone taking preorders for series 5 yet?
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 11, 2005, 03:50 AM
Is anyone taking preorders for series 5 yet?

I just placed my pre-order yesterday at HLJ for 2 boxes of 12 for series 5.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 11, 2005, 09:08 AM
Where can I preorder series 5?

Is anyone taking preorders for series 5 yet?

Is anyone taking preorders for series 5 yet?

Do you guys realize that a master case from Robby.Jp is only about $230 if you pre-order it?  You can't beat that. 

I received my e-mail registration membership for RoBBy.jp and pre-ordered Series 5.  8)

Thanks

I just placed my pre-order yesterday at HLJ for 2 boxes of 12 for series 5.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 11, 2005, 10:58 AM
I know this is old hat to you hardcore Kubrickaholics  ;)
I received these in the mail today:
<<SNIP>>

I like the speeder and clone set quite a bit! I passed on the boxed sets though,
My buddy had them and the only figure I would have wanted was the Vader, but
Medicoms is WAY better. If I can get them cheap I`ll grab them.

I got the red clone with pack, I see you got the yellow, I wonder what other colors
they did? I think these might be the only 2 colors though.

I used a few of the rifles for my stormies:
(http://www.imatoygeek.com/galleries/images/ajm02.jpg)

I had the clones holding them, but the wieght of the gun and the softness of
their hands made them drop them a lot.

Nice grabs though! Is that the Fett from rupinthe3?
He`s a great seller, super fast shipping and product is always top notch.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 11, 2005, 11:14 AM
Nice grabs though! Is that the Fett from rupinthe3?
He`s a great seller, super fast shipping and product is always top notch.

I'll second that!  I picked up the carded Holo Leia that rupinthe3 had for sale ($51.90 shipped).

I bought it on Sunday, it was shipped on Monday, and I got it on Wednesday!

Now that's the kind of service I love! (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/Themes/classic/images/post/thumbup.gif)

The figure arrived in fantastic shape, the packaging was excellent and I even got a small refund on the shipping since it was less than expected!


Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on August 11, 2005, 11:17 AM
I'll also add my praise for rupinthe3.  I bought a TRU box set and an Early Bird set (two separate purchases) from him and both arrived in absolutely fantastic condition.  His prices are outstanding and he doesn't gouge you on shipping. 

Has anyone invited him here?  I know Matt's bought a few things off of him too. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 11, 2005, 11:26 AM
I'll also add my praise for rupinthe3.  I bought a TRU box set and an Early Bird set (two separate purchases) from him and both arrived in absolutely fantastic condition.  His prices are outstanding and he doesn't gouge you on shipping. 

Has anyone invited him here?  I know Matt's bought a few things off of him too. 

I got an early bird set and Rebo set off him seperatly too.
He emails me when he`s getting new stuff in sometimes too!
I have pointed him here a few times, not sure if he`s ever stopped by though.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Gregorbian on August 11, 2005, 11:40 AM
I like the speeder and clone set quite a bit! I passed on the boxed sets though,
My buddy had them and the only figure I would have wanted was the Vader, but
Medicoms is WAY better. If I can get them cheap I`ll grab them.

...

I got the red clone with pack, I see you got the yellow, I wonder what other colors
they did? I think these might be the only 2 colors though.

Yeah, I think one of the seller's descriptions said that there were either "red" or "yellow" clones as "Mystery Clones".  I would have rather had the yellow, but I have 4 whites so I wouldn't miss one if I painted him  ;)

Quote
Nice grabs though! Is that the Fett from rupinthe3?
He`s a great seller, super fast shipping and product is always top notch.

Yup, rupinthe3 is a great seller!  I didn't realize they sold Kubricks on a regular basis, I might have to check them out again! ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on August 11, 2005, 02:59 PM
Well I don't want a case a HLJ is too expensive. Where do you guys get these for $70?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 11, 2005, 03:08 PM
Well I don't want a case a HLJ is too expensive. Where do you guys get these for $70?

If robby.jp hasn't closed their ordering yet and you want to go to the trouble of registering yourself there, their price for Series 5 works out to about $65 plus shipping (anywhere from $15-30 depending on the method you choose).

That works out to about $80-90 per box of 12.  You aren't going to find a price much better than that, and the longer you wait, the higher the price gets.

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on August 11, 2005, 04:12 PM
robby.jp shows up in Japanese for me. ???
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 11, 2005, 04:19 PM
Well then, I guess you are screwed unless you quickly learn Japanese....


OR, you could click the (http://robby.jp/images/button_en.gif) button like it says to do on the site.

"We handle Variety Japanese merchandise. If you live outside of Japan, please push (http://robby.jp/images/button_en.gif) to move to our English page and register for the wholesale membership. "

 :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on August 11, 2005, 06:19 PM
I have to say i really enjoy those bootlegs. I have been thinking about trying to pick them all up, but cash is a bit tight. If i see them at teh right price i plan to pick them up.

On a side note, 100 pages on the thread, thats awesome!
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 11, 2005, 08:19 PM
On a side note, 100 pages on the thread, thats awesome!

Yeah, we've let this one run a lot further than all the previous ones.  Add those prior 5 threads (I think) to this one, and we're probably closer to about 400 pages of Kubrick discussion, actually.  :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on August 11, 2005, 10:40 PM
Well then, I guess you are screwed unless you quickly learn Japanese....


OR, you could click the (http://robby.jp/images/button_en.gif) button like it says to do on the site.

"We handle Variety Japanese merchandise. If you live outside of Japan, please push (http://robby.jp/images/button_en.gif) to move to our English page and register for the wholesale membership. "

 :P



Thanks. I just got a case at a BARGAIN price!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 12, 2005, 08:04 PM
If anyone wants those small single display cases that came out from Medicom, kubricka on eBay has 120 available for $3.33 each.

Kubrick Be@rbrick Star Wars Special Force Display Boxes (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Be-rbrick-Star-Wars-Special-Force-Display-Boxes_W0QQitemZ5992963315QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I was going to get 50 of them but that came to $166.50 US.  :o  Pass.  :'(

(http://i13.ebayimg.com/04/i/04/b0/41/50_1_b.JPG)

(http://i17.ebayimg.com/01/i/04/b0/10/14_1_b.JPG)
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on August 12, 2005, 09:46 PM
I just talked to the seller.  The shipping is ACTUAL shipping.  He said that was an estimate on the auction and he would refund any extra.  I just bought 20.  They're down to 45 so jump on it now!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 12, 2005, 09:59 PM
Dang, that was fast. All gone.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 13, 2005, 01:45 AM
Dang, that was fast. All gone.

DAMN that was quick!
Tony got 20 of them at least. Someone else got 55 of them!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 13, 2005, 02:34 AM
I mentioned this awhile back somewhere in these 100 pages we have, bearbrick.com has these listed in there Virtual Shop in there Japanese section.

Be@rbrick.com Display Cases (http://www.bearbrick.com/series10/main/virtualshop2/index.php#)

KUBRICK and the figure case for BE@RBRICK Selling price: \3,150 (including tax) sale day: 2005 8 end of the month schedule specification: 50×50×90mm 20 set KUBRICK and the figure case for BE@RBRICK which favorable comment it receives as the virtual shop limited commodity we sell as 20 sets! * BE@RBRICK itself is not included in this commodity, * the photograph is the prototype. The actually commodity part there are times when it differs, please acknowledge beforehand.


(http://www.bearbrick.com/series10/main/virtualshop2/popup/img/img03.jpg)

Are these coming back out?  ???
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 14, 2005, 06:00 AM
rumor has it (over on KW) that they are coming back out.
I haven`t seen any dates or anything yet though.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on August 14, 2005, 12:00 PM
Great, and I just bought 20.  Just curious how much these cost when they were out before?  Mine ended up being around $4.50 a piece and I'm expecting at least a little refund in return.  I don't really need them either. One of those "just in case' things.   
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 14, 2005, 12:50 PM
Great, and I just bought 20.  Just curious how much these cost when they were out before?  Mine ended up being around $4.50 a piece and I'm expecting at least a little refund in return.  I don't really need them either. One of those "just in case' things.   

I doubt they`d be much cheaper than that after shipping and all.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bomarr Monk on August 14, 2005, 04:15 PM
Great, and I just bought 20.  Just curious how much these cost when they were out before?  Mine ended up being around $4.50 a piece and I'm expecting at least a little refund in return.  I don't really need them either. One of those "just in case' things.   

There are supposed to come out at the end of this month and the price is ¥3150 = $28.75 for 20.  But the price is without shipping and is only available for people in Japan.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on August 15, 2005, 02:28 AM
The shipping was high. I tried selling some a couple of years back but they were really heavy. 8 was about $25 to the States from Japan.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 15, 2005, 07:35 AM
The shipping was high. I tried selling some a couple of years back but they were really heavy. 8 was about $25 to the States from Japan.

They do look thick and sturdy, too bad it costs so much to ship them.

OT: Do you ever see the Venom/Punisher chase kubrick around? Still
trying to track him down (got burned on a fake recently too  >:( )
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on August 15, 2005, 10:25 AM
I'd never buy one of those Venom-Punishers that weren't seled in the bag. Alot of fake ones around. I come across them quite often, but they are pretty expensie over here.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 15, 2005, 11:05 AM
I'd never buy one of those Venom-Punishers that weren't seled in the bag. Alot of fake ones around. I come across them quite often, but they are pretty expensie over here.

I got one that the seller promised was real, sealed.
When it got here, it had no guns in the bag & you could tell it was a knock off.
He refuses to refund me & I`m sure PayPal will not help (I`ve filed, but nothing yet).
Last Marvel that I need, bastards.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 15, 2005, 04:31 PM
My Rebo Band showed up today 8)

That's mighty cool for me, there's only one figure I REALLY want at this point and it's the darned Droids R2.  But I only need it loose, so I don't want to spend much. 

I still plan on someday getting the Series 1 Fett chase pieces plus a loose version of the carded Luke (but I can really do without this one since I have the early bird set).  But then I'd be as caught up as I want to be (once my Han stormie shows up - should be this week). 

Really not sure about the next box set and whether I'll get it or not.  Every time I go back and look at it it doesn't do much for me.  Ewok hatred aside, it just doesn't turn my crank.  I guess I'll wait and see if it settles out below $50 or so on ebay before buying that one.  I've a funny feeling it's going to be a bit of a dud. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 15, 2005, 07:53 PM
Sweet! My Han Stormtrooper has arrived from Ningyoushi.  8)

Bring on Series 5 and the Japan TRU set!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on August 15, 2005, 08:53 PM
Anyone have Vaders and Stormtroopers they're trying to get rid of?  Let me know.  I'm looking to buy a bunch.  Thanks!!!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 15, 2005, 11:10 PM
Anyone have Vaders and Stormtroopers they're trying to get rid of?  Let me know.  I'm looking to buy a bunch.  Thanks!!!

You've got a PM.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 16, 2005, 12:17 PM
need a stormie ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: MasterJedi666 on August 16, 2005, 06:26 PM
Thanks to artooa6 I now have my Holy Grail of my SW Kubrick collection! 

I got my Early Bird Set !! yippeee !  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 16, 2005, 07:23 PM
Thanks to artooa6 I now have my Holy Grail of my SW Kubrick collection! 

I got my Early Bird Set !! yippeee !  ;D

Congrats! Good price too, if I recall.
Title: Series 5
Post by: MasterJedi666 on August 16, 2005, 09:11 PM
Thanks to artooa6 I now have my Holy Grail of my SW Kubrick collection! 

I got my Early Bird Set !! yippeee !  ;D

Congrats! Good price too, if I recall.


Thanks!  It was a Very Nice Price Actually  ;) 

Now the circle is (almost) complete...just have to chase some of the carded & chase kubs.   ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 16, 2005, 09:25 PM
Yep, that sure is a nice price. Congrats.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 16, 2005, 09:55 PM
 KUBRICK SERIES 4 FULL SETS 9 PC (http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-KUBRICK-SERIES-4-FULL-SETS-9-PCS-MEDICOM_W0QQitemZ5993678942QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)  BIN: $255.00 US.

*All CAHSE* 9pcs Star Wars Kubrick Series 4 (http://cgi.ebay.com/All-CAHSE-9pcs-Star-Wars-Kubrick-Series-4-Darth-Vader_W0QQitemZ5992328573QQcategoryZ2476QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)  BIN: $269.99 US.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on August 17, 2005, 12:02 AM
Just to let everyone know, the guy I bought those Kubrick cases from IS refunding almost $20 in shipping.  He seems alright. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 17, 2005, 01:39 PM
Just to let everyone know, the guy I bought those Kubrick cases from IS refunding almost $20 in shipping.  He seems alright. 
Very cool, good to see some honesty on eBay.
I always refund shipping costs if it works out lower too. I use the website
to determine costs to Canada, and when I get to the PO its sometimes 4-5 bucks
cheaper.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2005, 02:05 PM
I bought my Kubrick Rebo Band off Simon via ebay and he refunded the shipping difference as well.  I didn't leave feedback for him here because it was ebay based, not a trade or sale out of here.  I suppose there's no surprise to anyone that's dealt with Simon before, but he deserves some credit as well for his honesty.  Far and away my best ebay deal ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 17, 2005, 02:16 PM
Ebay based, or elsewhere, I think it's perfectly fine to leave folks feedback here, if it was still a transaction between two JD members.  I've done that for my few eBay Kubrick transactions with JD'ers (Simon, Dan, Robert, etc).

Nice score on the Rebo Band though.  Bet you wished you got that opener Droids R2 that I snatched up though, eh?!  :-*

Congrats to MasterJedi666 too, on that great price on Dan's Early Bird set.  I was wondering which lucky JD'er pulled that bargain off...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2005, 04:10 PM


Nice score on the Rebo Band though.  Bet you wished you got that opener Droids R2 that I snatched up though, eh?!  :-*


Who sold that one though Matt?  I've never seen the details, only know that you picked one up really cheap.  But yes, I'm very jealous, I'm dying to find a $50 or less Droids R2. 

That would all be moot if Andy Tong wasn't such an ******* >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 17, 2005, 04:37 PM
That would all be moot if Andy Tong wasn't such an ******* >:(

OK, fill in the Kubrickanewbie.  Who's Andy Tong?  Obviously, you're not one of his biggest fans.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on August 17, 2005, 04:48 PM
Hey Scott,

thx. a lot for your support and bidding!!

but i had difficult days before....so I guess I have to be honest with you.

i could sell the r2-d2 at good price because my japanese vendor could offer me a price for that item...but when i received the items (i ordered six sets from japan) from japan 3 days ago...it was another story, have a look:

teared corner
http://popsalut.timwayhost.com/cgi-bin/damagekub/damage1.jpg

tear mark on the front/back
http://popsalut.timwayhost.com/cgi-bin/damagekub/damage2.jpg
http://popsalut.timwayhost.com/cgi-bin/damagekub/damage3.jpg

damaged seal....
http://popsalut.timwayhost.com/cgi-bin/damagekub/damage4.jpg

damaged seal and tear edge
http://popsalut.timwayhost.com/cgi-bin/damagekub/damage5.jpg

So my Japanese vendor sent me pictures first from ebay so I could sell them first...But when I received the goods from him, it was totally negative....All 6 R2-D2 kub. set have different degree of damage....If you received those items, I am pretty sure that you will want refunds or need substitution.

I had spent 3 days around to order a new batch and to find a good and nice one, but the chance is unlikely.

I hope it won't cause much painful feeling to you and your friend, as I am serious seller I want to make sure I sell A+ grade products...in this case I have to return all my orders to my Japanese vendor.....

Therefore we could hardly to proceed the transaction from this point....Pls. accept my apology from there..You may check that I hadn't sold any kub. from ebay since then......

If you want refunds I could give you rightnow, or if you could wait 2-2.5 weeks, I may still able to get a good R2D2 in good shape, but there is no guarantee, and I will try my best.

Thx. for your time.

Best,

Andy from Hong Kong
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 17, 2005, 04:57 PM
Man, I remember I was just a Kubrick lurker back then and I was reading that stuff go down...

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=3677.msg47908#msg47908

The trouble you guys had pretty much scared me off of collecting Kubricks because I was afraid that this kinda stuff was going to happen to me if I ever got sucked in.

Of course, now that I am sucked in, I did manage to have my own "bad seller" incident - I guess you aren't truly part of the club until someone from overseas screws you!   >:(

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on August 17, 2005, 05:11 PM
He got suspended for a few weeks and that was it...never refunded us anything while promising replacements.

By the time he screwed us totally it was too late to file anything.  I learned my lesson on that one... :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 17, 2005, 05:30 PM
You mean you guys didn't even get your money back?

I wouldn't want to be in his shoes if I bumped into one of you guys.   :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2005, 05:33 PM
I got my money back, minus about 30 bucks that paypal couldn't extract from him.  Fortunately I delayed payment like a bad ebayer (that covered off mine and Dale's R2s).  But he was back on under another name shortly after.  Dale's probably been cyber-stalking him since then.  I know when he came back on I was really tempted to buy something and then demand he discount the item by $30 >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on August 17, 2005, 05:46 PM
M worst experience on eBay involved good ole Andy, as well.  Tried to save ten bucks on my 400% Fett by choosing him and ended up having to file with Paypal, eBay, and Suretrade before a 2nd "replacement" was sent out.  It was 2 days before the 45th day when I made my claims; good thing because I do not believe I would have recvd. item otherwise.  Used Suretrade; as was mentioned a while back on this thread.  Also, they locked down his paypal account and he bascially ended up pleading with me to end the claim, once the "replacement" had arrived.  I was a bit busy that week!  ... : )

-Scott (StealthTank)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on August 17, 2005, 06:15 PM
You mean you guys didn't even get your money back?

I wouldn't want to be in his shoes if I bumped into one of you guys.   :o
I paid immediately on a BIN...never saw the money again...bastard >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 17, 2005, 07:55 PM
But he was back on under another name shortly after.  Dale's probably been cyber-stalking him since then. 

Andy Thong aka dip**** (Popsalute)! (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/smilies/boese/45.gif)

About The Seller POPSALUTE  (http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=popsalute)

******* piece of ****!  >:(

This seller is to be avoided at all costs. Bastard!  >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 17, 2005, 10:15 PM
Kubrick Be@rbrick Star Wars Special Force Display Boxes (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Be-rbrick-Star-Wars-Special-Force-Display-Boxes_W0QQitemZ5993920005QQcategoryZ48972QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Quote
(These are the last 20 cases i got!!).

Hmmm, I wonder who bought those last 20?  (http://www.puppstheories.com/forum/html/emoticons/whistlingNEW2.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 17, 2005, 10:47 PM
Hmmm, I wonder who bought those last 20?  (http://www.puppstheories.com/forum/html/emoticons/whistlingNEW2.gif)

Looks like it was some dude named Kimberly... that's a pretty lame name for a dude if you ask me.   :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 17, 2005, 10:50 PM
Hey!  >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 17, 2005, 10:52 PM
Hey!  >:(

 :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 17, 2005, 10:54 PM
Hey!  >:(

 :-*

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/moons.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2005, 11:20 PM


Looks like it was some dude named Kimberly... that's a pretty lame name for a dude if you ask me.   :P

True, dat.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 17, 2005, 11:24 PM


Looks like it was some dude named Kimberly... that's a pretty lame name for a dude if you ask me.   :P

True, dat.

Double hey!  >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2005, 11:26 PM
(http://www.puppstheories.com/forum/html/emoticons/whistlingNEW2.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on August 17, 2005, 11:27 PM
It sucks those things aren't more widespread.  The Johnny Lightnings will have to do for now :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 17, 2005, 11:30 PM
(http://www.puppstheories.com/forum/html/emoticons/whistlingNEW2.gif)

Smilie theft!  >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 17, 2005, 11:39 PM
Cripes, no wonder this thread is 103 pages long.   ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 18, 2005, 04:20 AM
So back to the actual topic of Kubricks for a moment here, you bunch'a assclowns...  ::)

How long did it take for you guys to get approved for you Robby.jp membership?  I think I'm going on almost a couple weeks now without hearing anything.  Should I be worried?

Also, when was the ETA on the TRU boxset #2 that's coming out?  Is it supposed to come before, or after, Series 5?  I can't recall, and the thought of backtracking through this ominous thread makes me a little nervous...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 18, 2005, 07:11 AM
So back to the actual topic of Kubricks for a moment here, you bunch'a assclowns...  ::)

How long did it take for you guys to get approved for you Robby.jp membership?  I think I'm going on almost a couple weeks now without hearing anything.  Should I be worried?

Also, when was the ETA on the TRU boxset #2 that's coming out?  Is it supposed to come before, or after, Series 5?  I can't recall, and the thought of backtracking through this ominous thread makes me a little nervous...

RoBby got back to me within a day. The past few days they have been on
holiday though, so if you emailed lately you won`t hear from them till today/tomorrow.

I don`t recall a date on the TRU set, and I`m too lazy to look....  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 18, 2005, 07:14 AM
did u check the robby's website? maybe their english department is not in the office and might take some time...
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 18, 2005, 09:19 AM
So back to the actual topic of Kubricks for a moment here, you bunch'a assclowns...  ::)

How long did it take for you guys to get approved for you Robby.jp membership?  I think I'm going on almost a couple weeks now without hearing anything.  Should I be worried?

Also, when was the ETA on the TRU boxset #2 that's coming out?  Is it supposed to come before, or after, Series 5?  I can't recall, and the thought of backtracking through this ominous thread makes me a little nervous...

I think it took a couple of days to hear back from RoBBy.jp.

Yep, there's a Wonder Festival coming up on August 21st at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center "Tokyo Big Site" (http://216.239.39.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=http://www.bigsight.jp/english/index.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3DWonder%2BFestival%2Bjapan%2B2005%2Bsummer%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN)

WONDER FESTIVAL 2005 (http://rd.search.goo.ne.jp/click?DEST=http://www.kaiyodo.co.jp/wf/&no=13)

Keep an out out on eBay this weekend. 500 of the 1505 will be available at the Wonder Summer 2005 Festival in August 21-22. You can also order it from the MedicomToy web site, Japan only.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 18, 2005, 10:02 AM
So back to the actual topic of Kubricks for a moment here, you bunch'a assclowns...  ::)

How long did it take for you guys to get approved for you Robby.jp membership?  I think I'm going on almost a couple weeks now without hearing anything.  Should I be worried?

Also, when was the ETA on the TRU boxset #2 that's coming out?  Is it supposed to come before, or after, Series 5?  I can't recall, and the thought of backtracking through this ominous thread makes me a little nervous...

I think it took a couple of days to hear back from RoBBy.jp.

Yep, there's a Wonder Festival coming up on August 21st at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center "Tokyo Big Site" (http://216.239.39.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=http://www.bigsight.jp/english/index.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3DWonder%2BFestival%2Bjapan%2B2005%2Bsummer%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DN)

WONDER FESTIVAL 2005 (http://rd.search.goo.ne.jp/click?DEST=http://www.kaiyodo.co.jp/wf/&no=13)

Keep an out out on eBay this weekend. 500 of the 1505 will be available at the Wonder Summer 2005 Festival in August 21-22. You can also order it from the MedicomToy web site, Japan only.

Sorry for being out of the loop, but 500 of the 1505 of what?
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on August 18, 2005, 11:11 AM
I can resist no longer, a man can only lurk for so long.

 some may know me from kubrickworld,   I'll be posting here as well now.


"Sorry for being out of the loop, but 500 of the 1505 of what?" 

Thats the ESB boba I think. Im lucky enough to be going to the wonder festival, and if I get there early enough I'll be picking myself up one. sounds like it  may be only one per customer though, so cant take orders.

mondocoyote

Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 18, 2005, 11:39 AM
Robby also got back to me within 24 hours.  I may be an assclown :-* but obviously my business is worthwhile unlike some SoCal individual. ::)

Welcome to the nutfarm mondocoyote.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 18, 2005, 11:47 AM
How long did it take for you guys to get approved for you Robby.jp membership? I think I'm going on almost a couple weeks now without hearing anything. Should I be worried?

Yeah, I got approved by robby.jp within 24 hours as well.

But, like Adam said, they are on Holiday this week so it may take a little longer to hear from them this month.

Also, when was the ETA on the TRU boxset #2 that's coming out? Is it supposed to come before, or after, Series 5? I can't recall, and the thought of backtracking through this ominous thread makes me a little nervous...


I don't think there was an exact date given because I don't think the set was officially announced on the web-site yet. 

If I had to guess I'd say that we'll see Series 5 in November and then the TRU Set in December

Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on August 18, 2005, 12:55 PM
I can resist no longer, a man can only lurk for so long.

 some may know me from kubrickworld,   I'll be posting here as well now.


"Sorry for being out of the loop, but 500 of the 1505 of what?" 

Thats the ESB boba I think. Im lucky enough to be going to the wonder festival, and if I get there early enough I'll be picking myself up one. sounds like it  may be only one per customer though, so cant take orders.

mondocoyote


Hey Mono. Another Japanese based collector? Cool. Welcome.  Make sure you get there  3am. I will never go to a Japanese Toy Show as long as I live. As some of you may recall, I ended up watching a procession of professional toy-show-goers walk out with 500 Medicom Vinyl Fetts before I had even advanced 1 step in the line. I heard it's not that much difference at any mjaor toy show in the world though.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 18, 2005, 08:28 PM
Holy crap! Was I half a sleep when I posted this morning.  :-[  Must be those muscle relaxants kicking in.  :-\

Yeah, I think Jeff maybe right with December as that was around the time the other set came out.

Hey, Welcome mondo. Nice to see ya here.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on August 18, 2005, 10:05 PM
have any of you checked out the star wars competition at mopiku's?

I have a couple of pictures up there, I think one of the others was done by someone who posts here too.   anyhow, heres a link,  definately worth a look, vote on your favourites!


http://www.mopiku.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27


mondo coyote
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 19, 2005, 04:37 AM
Welcome to JD, Brian!  I'm sure you'll enjoy the crazy Kubrick vibe we've got going on here...  ;)

So what's your story with being out there in Japan?  Business, travel, school, teaching English...?  Where do you originally hail from?  Judging by your spelling of "favourites", I might guess England.

So do you collect any other Star Wars stuff, or are you mostly just a Kubrick nut?  Anyway, glad to have you join us, especially if you've technically been here for a while already (in a lurking fashion)!  Be sure to give us a holler if you've got any questions or comments about anything here at JD.  We're here to serve...  8)

- Matt
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 19, 2005, 08:49 AM
Anyone who wants to order from robby.jp better do it soon as I got this e-mail last night:


"This is Ryo from RoBBy, Inc. I would like to inform you the reservation date of following item(s) is closing soon.

# 10079939 Kubrick / Star Wars 5 - Unit Price 6864 Yen / Please see the picture !

# 10079936 Real Action Hero / Storm Trooper ( from Star Wars EP4 ) - Unit Price 10920 Yen / Please see the picture !

The reservation date of both item will be closed on the 22 th of Aug and this is your final chance to get the SW items. "


All you procrastinators better make sure you get your Series 5 order placed ASAP!   ;)

Also, you CANNOT cancel after the closing date, so if you are thinking of changing your mind, you better do it soon!


Jeff
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 19, 2005, 12:52 PM
have any of you checked out the star wars competition at mopiku's?

I have a couple of pictures up there, I think one of the others was done by someone who posts here too.   anyhow, heres a link,  definately worth a look, vote on your favourites!


http://www.mopiku.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=27


mondo coyote

I just voted for the Carbon Freeze.  That guy from kubrickworld, dedmanoncampus , made it, and I think its really by far the best.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 19, 2005, 04:37 PM
Series 4 is done ;D  Thanks to Robert/olbenkenobi I have my Han stormtrooper, nicely sealed in his baggie where he shall continue to suffocate interminably. 

Bring on series 5!
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 19, 2005, 05:42 PM
Anyone who wants to order from robby.jp better do it soon as I got this e-mail last night:


"This is Ryo from RoBBy, Inc. I would like to inform you the reservation date of following item(s) is closing soon.

The reservation date of both item will be closed on the 22 th of Aug and this is your final chance to get the SW items. "

Crap.  I finally heard back from him last night, and he had several more questions for me about my "business", so apparently I wasn't quite as clever as you guys when filling out his questionaire, or something...  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 19, 2005, 07:54 PM
Anyone who wants to order from robby.jp better do it soon as I got this e-mail last night:


"This is Ryo from RoBBy, Inc. I would like to inform you the reservation date of following item(s) is closing soon.

The reservation date of both item will be closed on the 22 th of Aug and this is your final chance to get the SW items. "

Crap.  I finally heard back from him last night, and he had several more questions for me about my "business", so apparently I wasn't quite as clever as you guys when filling out his questionaire, or something...  :-\

Damn, not much of a bullshitter eh! Well hopefully you can bull**** your way through or your going to have to go somewhere else to pre-order.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 19, 2005, 08:01 PM
Anyone who wants to order from robby.jp better do it soon as I got this e-mail last night:


"This is Ryo from RoBBy, Inc. I would like to inform you the reservation date of following item(s) is closing soon.

The reservation date of both item will be closed on the 22 th of Aug and this is your final chance to get the SW items. "

Crap.  I finally heard back from him last night, and he had several more questions for me about my "business", so apparently I wasn't quite as clever as you guys when filling out his questionaire, or something...  :-\

I'll sell you a set of regulars if you get stuck :D
Title: Series 5
Post by: robmob on August 19, 2005, 09:00 PM

Crap.  I finally heard back from him last night, and he had several more questions for me about my "business", so apparently I wasn't quite as clever as you guys when filling out his questionaire, or something...  :-\

You and me both.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 19, 2005, 09:07 PM

Crap.  I finally heard back from him last night, and he had several more questions for me about my "business", so apparently I wasn't quite as clever as you guys when filling out his questionaire, or something...  :-\

You and me both.

2 of you now, dang! Maybe RoBBy.jp has been getting a lot of people signing up and just ordering the Series 5 and might be just questioning to clamp down on things. Dunno.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 19, 2005, 11:02 PM
I bet that's a reasonable guess Dale.  There must have been a flurry of North American's doing just that lately.  If I knew the Kubrick market better and could make some money off Marvel or the like I'd probably guilt myself into ordering a case of something else. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on August 21, 2005, 06:29 AM
I left  Chiba at about 5.20 this morning, got to the queue at 7ish, then sat down for 3 hours. the queue was seriously immense even at that hour, I reckon there were at least 3,ooo people ahead of me.
when I got in me n me mate dashed to where we thought the stall was, but unfortunately id cocked up, there was medico stand in the same room, my  katakana skills are weak.

about 5 minutes later when found the Boba Fett queue the it must have been about 200strong, and this was twenty five minutes after the doors opened. there were people in front carrying 3 toys they had already bought. there was another dealer handing out cash to a row of people he had planted in the line. things looked bad.

anyhow, stressful though it was, it was also rewarding and I  got myself 2 of the toys( my mate has no interest in them)

heres some photos, note lukes cape...

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b327/b-bunting/RIMG0033.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b327/b-bunting/RIMG0034.jpg)

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b327/b-bunting/RIMG0035.jpg)

and finally, me triumphant. most of those guys still queuing in the background  walked away empty handed

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b327/b-bunting/RIMG0014.jpg)

Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on August 21, 2005, 09:27 AM

So what's your story with being out there in Japan?  Business, travel, school, teaching English...?  Where do you originally hail from?  Judging by your spelling of "favourites", I might guess England.

So do you collect any other Star Wars stuff, or are you mostly just a Kubrick nut? 

- Matt

ok, proper introduction,

Yes, Im from England but moved to japan about 2 years ago after I married my wife (shes japanese). Im currently working for a teaching giant- NOVA, (the one with the annoying bunny mascot)but would eventually like to find something a little more creative (artistically).

I am pretty much a 'kubrick nut', but it was the star wars series that dragged me into them.  Somehow I find the stylized lego men infinitely more interesting than the more realistic figures. maybe partly because I saw the kenner style toys when they first came out- since then I havent felt the figures did enough new, more that they were copies of what had come before.  Also with these kubricks I'm involved from the beginning, in something completely original, rather than playing catch-up. I understand many people love the more realistic toys but they are just not for me.

   I also kind of like the fact that the series will end, and that will be that. I dont want to be involved forever. I think medicom can be trusted not to drag it out forever. If they brought out a series of prequel toys I wouldnt be interested.

Are most of the people here general star war collectors?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 21, 2005, 10:25 AM
Whoa, ya got 2. Congrats Mondo.  8)

So what are you going to do with the second one? Hint...hint.  ;)

Great pictures, looking forward to this Series 5.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on August 21, 2005, 11:20 AM
Nice touch on Lukes cape, awesome. Thanks for the pics. Ill take that extra boba off your hands as well.  ;D ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 21, 2005, 12:17 PM
Congrats on getting the Boba, probably made the whole trip worthwhile for ya.

I like the kubs because of how unique they are & most people have no idea
what they are. I collect other kubs too though (mostly marvel and space themed
ones, DC and a few others that catch my interest).

Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on August 22, 2005, 11:53 AM
Nice one Mondo. That was much better than my first effort there. I came away empty handed and fustrated as hell.

So you're at Nova hey. I did a stint there a few years ago.  Where are you based? Kashiwa or Matsudo or something like that?

Those figures look great. Yoda's head is awesome. I noticed Luke also come's with a cape. That looks great too. But surprisingly Yoda doesn't have a snake. Maybe that's a possible chase.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 22, 2005, 01:24 PM
So excited about that Luke Jedi.  What a cool cape!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on August 22, 2005, 04:23 PM
Man, that Yoda is phenomenal.  Drool worthy!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 22, 2005, 11:24 PM
Not really a Kubrick but I thought I would put it here.

WTF is this?   ???

Star Wars Kubrick DARTH VADER & Stormtrooper Figure NEW (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-DARTH-VADER-Stormtrooper-Figure-NEW_W0QQitemZ5994934511QQcategoryZ50266QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

(http://i17.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/c1/62/c2_1_b.JPG)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on August 22, 2005, 11:31 PM
Not really a Kubrick but I thought I would put it here.

WTF is this?   ???

Star Wars Kubrick DARTH VADER & Stormtrooper Figure NEW (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-DARTH-VADER-Stormtrooper-Figure-NEW_W0QQitemZ5994934511QQcategoryZ50266QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

(http://i17.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/c1/62/c2_1_b.JPG)
Qee Keychains me thinks.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 22, 2005, 11:59 PM
Cool little suckers there!

On another note, it looks like we've finally managed to nail down the current market value on some of the high-end carded stuff, since a seller actually had the balls enough to list the Vader and the Sandtrooper without a BIN on them.  Check it out:

$242 carded Sandtrooper (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Carded-SANDTROOPER-Medicom-MOC_W0QQitemZ5993394644QQcategoryZ751QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

$220 carded Vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Carded-DARTH-VADER-Medicom-MOC_W0QQitemZ5993392131QQcategoryZ751QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

EDIT:  Well, duh.  We know that seller!  8)  Were those yours, or did you recently purchase someone's collection, or just come across an extra of them for a good price?  Hopefully one of the latter choices there...
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 23, 2005, 12:16 AM
Cool little suckers there!

Yes they are, very different.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 23, 2005, 12:27 AM

Star Wars Kubrick DARTH VADER & Stormtrooper Figure NEW (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-DARTH-VADER-Stormtrooper-Figure-NEW_W0QQitemZ5994934511QQcategoryZ50266QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)


Verrrry cool.

 ;)

EDIT:  Well, duh.  We know that seller!  8)  Were those yours, or did you recently purchase someone's collection, or just come across an extra of them for a good price?  Hopefully one of the latter choices there...

Um, fill me in.  Since the seller is from Japan, is that Simon?   ???
Title: Series 5
Post by: Scott on August 23, 2005, 12:28 AM
Oh, so those pieces of **** are cool but this isn't?

(http://www.jedidefender.com/images/kubricksmisc/KubricksWicketBearbrick.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 23, 2005, 12:31 AM
Wicket rocks.   8)

Check out the current bidder on those pieces of ****.   ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 23, 2005, 12:35 AM
Yes Jesse, that is Simon.

Yeah, the Wicket is cool but too pricey.  :-\

Be careful Jesse, new seller with a 0 feedback raises a bit of a red flag with me. I'm sure there will be more on eBay.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 23, 2005, 12:40 AM
Be careful Jesse, new seller with a 0 feedback raises a bit of a red flag with me. I'm sure there will be more on eBay.

No worries, I won't be bidding much when a 0 feedback seller is involved.   :)

Yeah, the Wicket is cool but too pricey.  :-\

Hmmm.   I can't find anything on eBay right now.  How much do they normally sell for?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on August 23, 2005, 01:03 AM
Wicket rocks.   8)

Check out the current bidder on those pieces of ****.   ;)

It's just some nut...  :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on August 23, 2005, 01:23 AM
Cool little suckers there!

On another note, it looks like we've finally managed to nail down the current market value on some of the high-end carded stuff, since a seller actually had the balls enough to list the Vader and the Sandtrooper without a BIN on them.  Check it out:

$242 carded Sandtrooper (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Carded-SANDTROOPER-Medicom-MOC_W0QQitemZ5993394644QQcategoryZ751QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)


$220 carded Vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Carded-DARTH-VADER-Medicom-MOC_W0QQitemZ5993392131QQcategoryZ751QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

EDIT:  Well, duh.  We know that seller!  8)  Were those yours, or did you recently purchase someone's collection, or just come across an extra of them for a good price?  Hopefully one of the latter choices there...
They were both damaged to some degree. The Sandtrooper I knew was damaged when I bought it about a year ago, but I recenly bought another one that is in better condition, so I sold it. The Vader got damaged in transit after I bought and paid for it. The seller refunded me a fair bit of it to me so it worked out well.

FYI, I had a reseve and a BIN on it. Does that make me balless???  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 23, 2005, 12:39 PM
Got completely denied by Robby.jp:

Quote
To: JediMAC Collectibles

Dear Sir/ Ma'am,

Thank you for your registration for the RoBBy Inc. wholesale membership.

After long consideration, we decided to withhold your application for our membership this time.
As you know, we are wholesaler and only deal with serious merchandisers who can buy our items more than certain amount continually.     
And we thought it is difficult for you to keep meeting this requirement.
(FYI, even we approve once, if the total amount of merchandise is not enough in every month; we are going to suspend their memberships. )

We do not allow any personal shopping in our site. If you are interested in Japanese Toy, Souvenir or other related item, we recommend F-para shopping Mall http://www.fpara.jp/. You can buy same item as we provide. Click "for overseas customer" banner on top right section. They will help you.

We are very sorry to notify you for this matter but appreciate that you were interested in doing business with us.
If there is any progress in your situation (ex. opening your actual shop), please let us know.
We will start reconsidering with your new status.

Once again, we thank you for your business and if you have any farther question regarding this matter,
please do not hesitate to contact us by E-mail (overseas@robby.jp) or fax or phone.

Best Regards,

Masato Amagata
CEO / President
RoBBy Inc.

I basically told him I dealt in Star Wars collectibles as a side business (totally untrue, mind you), and planned on ordering a couple Master Cases of the Kubricks for each new series that came out.  That was about the jist of it.

So either you guys seriously lied your asses off in your applications, or the dude is catching on to our little scheme here.  Based on that response there, I'd guess most/all of you are going to get your memberships suspended after you order Series 5...  :-\

Oh, so those pieces of **** are cool but this isn't?

Yes, that would be correct.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 23, 2005, 01:36 PM
So either you guys seriously lied your asses off in your applications, or the dude is catching on to our little scheme here.  Based on that response there, I'd guess most/all of you are going to get your memberships suspended after you order Series 5...  :-\

Well, I know both Adam and myself have ordered more than just the Kubrick Series 5 through the site so maybe we will be OK since we aren't "personal shopping" and at least have ordered a few other things.

I've got two Master Cases coming, so if you want in on my boxes Matt, just let me know...  :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 23, 2005, 01:58 PM
I'll live either way, even if they cancel my current order.  I'd just bide my time and buy a full set online, like I should have for this series. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 23, 2005, 02:46 PM
JM, that sucks! Maybe too many people tried at once all of a sudden?

I am part owner in a comic shop, so I had all the stuff needed to answer
questions. Might try selling some of the next series in the shop, not sure
yet. The remote R2s would probably have sold, everyone loved them.
We tried with Marvel and DC Kubs, but no one was very interested in them.
Hopefully, someday, the shop will do enough business that I can quit my
regular job and do that full time... I hope its soon!  :D
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 23, 2005, 06:42 PM

I basically told him I dealt in Star Wars collectibles as a side business (totally untrue, mind you), and planned on ordering a couple Master Cases of the Kubricks for each new series that came out.  That was about the jist of it.

So either you guys seriously lied your asses off in your applications, or the dude is catching on to our little scheme here.  Based on that response there, I'd guess most/all of you are going to get your memberships suspended after you order Series 5...  :-\


i provided them with some evidence that i was selling toys as a side business and there were no problems.. maybe jst take a pic of ur local comic shop and tell them that's ur shop!

Title: Series 5
Post by: Darth Broem on August 23, 2005, 07:13 PM
Cool little suckers there!

On another note, it looks like we've finally managed to nail down the current market value on some of the high-end carded stuff, since a seller actually had the balls enough to list the Vader and the Sandtrooper without a BIN on them.  Check it out:

$242 carded Sandtrooper (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Carded-SANDTROOPER-Medicom-MOC_W0QQitemZ5993394644QQcategoryZ751QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

$220 carded Vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-Carded-DARTH-VADER-Medicom-MOC_W0QQitemZ5993392131QQcategoryZ751QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

EDIT:  Well, duh.  We know that seller!  8)  Were those yours, or did you recently purchase someone's collection, or just come across an extra of them for a good price?  Hopefully one of the latter choices there...

Oh my God!  These Kubricks go for that much?  Damn!  I guess I won't try to go after these things afterall.  Wow!  Those are on par with the vintage Kenner line.  Yikes! 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 23, 2005, 07:27 PM
Oh my God!  These Kubricks go for that much?  Damn!  I guess I won't try to go after these things afterall.  Wow!  Those are on par with the vintage Kenner line.  Yikes! 

Actually, these are the extreme of the price range for the basic Kubrick figure line.  A couple of really rare Carded Figures (these two plus a Fett) command $200+, but most of the other figures are much more reasonable...  except for the chase figures.  Those are spendy too.   :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 23, 2005, 08:16 PM
Well that really bites Matt. If I get canned, back to HLJ I go, no membership and no questions.  ;)

Yeah, them carded Kuby's command a high price when they come out but in time slowly drop.

The carded Fett when it came out was going for over $400. and the Sandtrooper I think was over $300. Big bucks but it was worth it in the end.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 23, 2005, 09:09 PM
They were both damaged to some degree. The Sandtrooper I knew was damaged when I bought it about a year ago, but I recenly bought another one that is in better condition, so I sold it. The Vader got damaged in transit after I bought and paid for it. The seller refunded me a fair bit of it to me so it worked out well.

FYI, I had a reseve and a BIN on it. Does that make me balless???  ;)

I did notice the reserve there, but I guess it was pretty reasonable since it was met.  What'd you have the BIN's at though?  I assume lower than what they ultimately went for, huh?  I didn't read through the rest of your auction descriptions there Simon, to notice that these things were both a little less than mint, so I guess that's not quite the "actual" market value on some mint ones after all.  Bummer, since I was happy to say they'd dropped a good amount more, and was finally getting close to taking a sniff of them!  ;)

And yeah, Brian, don't sweat those carded pieces, or even the chase/secret figures.  If you just grab the regular wave of 6 Kubrick figures for each series, they can be had for under $50 (less than $10 each), if you're patient.  Not too bad, really.

As for Robby.jp, I guess I'll just be sticking with my original HLJ order, I think.  I dunno...
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 23, 2005, 09:27 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/images/kubricks4/tn_vadercompare.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/images/kubricks4/tn_vader1.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/images/kubricks4/tn_vader2.jpg)

Ya' know, I'm starting to think that I don't really need to display that "transition" Vader in the middle there.  I think maybe I really only need two of them, one with helmet, and one without.

What's everyone else doing on that piece?
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 23, 2005, 09:56 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep all 4 Vaders:


(http://www.jedidefender.com/images/kubricksmisc/Kubricks4All3Vaders.jpg)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/images/kubricksmisc/Kubricks4Vader+Platoon.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 23, 2005, 10:09 PM
I like Jesse's display, but I only kept two.  One for full Vader, one for Anakin (you know, the real one).
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 23, 2005, 10:11 PM
Despite liking that display, I may downsize to 3 Vaders - keep all 3 for the first shot and replace Vader with the Emperor in the 2nd shot.  But I'm going to have to think a while longer.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 23, 2005, 10:20 PM
Nah, Emperor needs to be posed with two red guards.  Just ask drewlam ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 23, 2005, 10:23 PM
Actually, that's a very good point.

OK, I'm keeping 'em all.   8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on August 23, 2005, 10:29 PM
But I'm going to have to think a while longer.

Don't hurt yourself.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 23, 2005, 10:35 PM
I see smoke in here?  Is something burning?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 23, 2005, 10:38 PM
(http://www.graphic-forums.com/images/smilies/onfire.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 23, 2005, 10:39 PM
Oh look, the 3 ******* musketeers are ganging up on me.

Don't hurt yourselves, OK?   ::) 





 :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 23, 2005, 10:42 PM
 (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/figuren/d022.gif)    :P
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 24, 2005, 09:35 AM
Ya' know, I'm starting to think that I don't really need to display that "transition" Vader in the middle there.  I think maybe I really only need two of them, one with helmet, and one without.

What's everyone else doing on that piece?

I'm just keeping 2.  I had a couple others that I sold.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 24, 2005, 10:59 AM
I debated on keeping a couple extra Vaders, but in the end I kept only one

Same for the stormtroopers.  I sold my extras because I really don't want to get into the Army Building habit with these guys after only just recently breaking myself of the Army Building habit with the 3.75" line.   :-\

Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 24, 2005, 11:50 AM
The Wicket Empire:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/7-05/IMG_2139_-_crop.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: drewlam on August 24, 2005, 12:57 PM
Nah, Emperor needs to be posed with two red guards.  Just ask drewlam ;)

You know it.  When they eventually do the royal guards they had better not be one per case!!!

btw - Dale, I got my box on monday.  Since I'm in somewhat cramped quarters at the moment, only Vader has made it out on display so far.  Looking forward to putting the rest of them out.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 24, 2005, 11:01 PM
I have 5 of the open, I love that kub!
3 in varies stages of helmetness (umm, yeah, not a real word).
1 with the set and 1 with some stormies:
(http://www.imatoygeek.com/galleries/images/ajm02.jpg)

I think I`m at my Vader quota though, unless I can sneak one on the TV
for awhile  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hemish on August 25, 2005, 08:05 AM
They look really really good.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 25, 2005, 07:23 PM
someone pls do it with the rah vader and the upcoming rah stormies and we compare!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 25, 2005, 11:25 PM
btw - Dale, I got my box on monday.  Since I'm in somewhat cramped quarters at the moment, only Vader has made it out on display so far.  Looking forward to putting the rest of them out.

Glad you got them Andrew.  :)

I'm waiting on my display cases I won of eBay for making a new display. I have 4-6 Vaders plus a few Stormies for some sort of a display.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 26, 2005, 02:24 PM
someone pls do it with the rah vader and the upcoming rah stormies and we compare!  ;D

Ok, I can probably muster up 5 of the RAH Stormies when they come out,
but they won`t all be mine. It`l look wicked cool though!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 27, 2005, 02:52 PM
Here's a nice shot of Series 5 showing Luke with his cloak on.  8)

(http://www.toysdaily.com/phpBB2/files/img_3863.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 27, 2005, 04:40 PM
Very cool!
I see a saber laying there, cane in Yoda hand, staff in Leias hand, blaster in
Snags hand.
Title: Series 5
Post by: MasterJedi666 on August 27, 2005, 11:10 PM
 :o  Wow they look Great !  I can't wait to get my hands on these ! 
YODA YODA YODA !!! yay!
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 28, 2005, 12:34 AM
does anyone find YODA's eyes werid?  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 28, 2005, 01:11 AM
does anyone find YODA's eyes werid?  :-\

I think it is just the angle of this newer picture, the other pics I have seen of
him he looks great.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 28, 2005, 01:28 AM
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b327/b-bunting/RIMG0034.jpg)

They're a little big but not so bad.  Here's a pic from earlier in the thred with a better look.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on August 28, 2005, 10:10 AM
I wish they made him come with a snake.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 28, 2005, 10:46 AM
I wish they made him come with a snake.
Snake would have been cool (hell, still might be a chase or something).
They could have done the whole orange/brown variant thing even, heh
Looks like Leia has a force pike or whatever Nikto and those guys carry, eh?

Adam
Title: Series 5
Post by: Darth Broem on August 28, 2005, 12:39 PM
Wow.  Yoda is almost as tall as Luke :) 
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on August 28, 2005, 11:47 PM
that snaggletooth sure is an ugly bastard!!

are these previews always final? maybe they've just used standard legs on yoda and will shorten them later.  (and give luke a clean shirt...)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on August 29, 2005, 05:51 AM
leia's hair can't be removed??  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hemish on August 29, 2005, 08:54 AM
So i finally got around to putting the Kebriks i have together.
I am only missing 3 from series 3 , Lando c3po and ATAT driver.
Not bothering with the carded stuff and box sets just yet :)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Hemish/busts008.jpg)
I do believe that this is all Dales fault!!! >:(
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on August 29, 2005, 09:14 AM
Looking good!
So, you were hooked by someone else as well?
I know how that goes, my buddy gave me a Sandtrooper and that
was it, I had to have the rest. I`m staying away from the carded stuff
too (for now...)
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on August 29, 2005, 10:14 AM
It would have been it Yoda came with a snake, but its cool.
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on August 29, 2005, 02:27 PM
So we all agree on Blue Snaggletooth for one of the Chases but do you guys think he'll be packed 4 or 3 to a case?  I can't imagine that unless Medicom considers him an army builder (which he's not).  Since this is one of the weaker series I'm guessing 3 Chases like Series 3.  Here are my guesses-

Luke Jedi 4/12- Chase- Holo Jedi Luke or Dagobah Luke (4/48)
Yoda- 3/12- Chase- Snake Variant (Brown and Orange) (3/48)
Snaggletooth- 2/12- Chase- Blue (1/48)
Death Star Gunner- 1/12
Leia Slave- 1/12
Admiral Ackbar- 1/12

How about we start a pool on guesses for Series 6?  Also, there aren't many more major characters left.  How many more Series do you think this will last?
Title: Series 5
Post by: drewlam on August 29, 2005, 02:59 PM
I love these guys, but I hope it doesn't go on for too many more series.  One big question mark I have is if they will ever do new versions of any of the more exclusive stuff.  Particularly, the early bird set.  I would love to get a chewie, and a leia in white robes, but don't want to try hunting down/spending cash on the early bird set.
There is still a lot that they can do, but as mentioned, most of the core characters have already been done.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 29, 2005, 03:03 PM
These are my guesses for the chases on Series 5...

Dagobah/Dirty R2-D2 Chase (from the Yoda Box)
Blue Snag (from the Red Snag Box)
Boushh (from the Slave Leia Box)


As for Series 6, well here were my most/wanted Kubricks for Series 4/5:

Here's my Kubrick "Most Wanted" list for the next few waves:

Wave 4: Return of the Jedi
1.  Darth Vader (3:12) w/Spirit Anakin Chase (1:96)
2.  Yoda (3:12) w/Spirit Yoda Chase (1:96)
3.  Slave Leia (3:12) w/ Boushh Chase (3:48)
4.  The Emperor (1:12)
5.  Jedi Luke (1:12)
6.  Stormtrooper (1:12)

Wave 5: A New Hope
7.  Snaggletooth (3:12) w/Blue Snag Chase (1:96)
8.  Luke X-Wing Pilot (3:12) w/Wedge Antilles Chase (1:96)
9.  TIE Pilot (3:12) w/DS Trooper Chase (3:48)
10.  Walrusman (1:12)
11.  Hammerhead (1:12)
12.  Grand Moff Tarkin (1:12)


I got #1,4,6 in Series 4 and I got #2,3,5,7 in Series 5.  So, with that in mind, my guess for Series 6 would look something like this...

1.  Luke X-Wing Pilot (3:12) w/Wedge Antilles & Biggs Darklighter Chases (1:48 each)
2.  TIE Pilot (3:12) w/DS Trooper Chase (3:48)
3.  Walrusman (1:12)
4.  Hammerhead (1:12)
5.  Grand Moff Tarkin (3:12)
6.  Garindan (1:12)

And, just for fun, Series 7:

7.  Hoth Luke (3:12) w/"Wampa Damaged" Luke Chase (1:48)
8.  Hoth Leia (3:12) w/Probot Chase (1:48)
9.  Skiff Guard Lando (1:12)
10. Gamorrean Guard (1:12)
11. Squidface (1:12)
12. Royal Guard (3:12) w/Imp Dignitary Chase (3:48)
 
Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on August 29, 2005, 03:55 PM
I like your Series 6 and 7 guesses but I think the Series 5 CHASES will be Luke, Yoda, and Snaggletooth.  Boushe is way too cool to gyp us with 1/48.  You never know with Medicom though.   
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 29, 2005, 04:15 PM
I love these guys, but I hope it doesn't go on for too many more series.  One big question mark I have is if they will ever do new versions of any of the more exclusive stuff.  Particularly, the early bird set.  I would love to get a chewie, and a leia in white robes, but don't want to try hunting down/spending cash on the early bird set.
There is still a lot that they can do, but as mentioned, most of the core characters have already been done.

My guess is they won't, if only because they seem to understand their market a bit better than most manufacturers do.  I think in toys with solid secondary market buzz (read ebay), re-releasing previously hard to find figures only serves to infuriate the buyers from the secondary market and that in turn puts a dent in the primary sales.  The expectation becomes that whatever is pricey will become available again easily.  McFarlane seems to be the master of this.  At the same time I can certainly see the disappointment if they don't do it.  The only way to get a Luke farmboy Kubrick is by spending $60+ :-\

I think the chase for series 5 will be:

Blue snag/red snag box
Yoda with snake (orange/brown - HK/Japan variant?)
Bespin Leia from slave Leia box.  I think Boushh is great, but will be a regular figure down the road.
Luke with blue/green saber instead of the Yoda snake variation.

As for series 6, I think the Royal Guard is a leading contender.  They seem to like and acknowledge army builders.  I'm a little worried they might drift into prequels though and have a blue senate security for a chase figure.  I much prefer Jeff's suggestion of an imperial dignitary.  It could even be carried further to have an HK/Japan split with two versions of dignitaries, or a split like the Han/Luke stormtrooper chase figures.  

I also like Jeff's suggestions of Walrusman and Hammerhead given they are among the first 20/21 vintage figures, so they're a pretty natural fit.

I think the Death Squad Commander is a better bet than a Tie Pilot, just on the basis of homage to the vintage line.  I think chase with that could be any of Tie Pilot, Imperial Officer or Death Star Gunner.  I also think since Tarkin wasn't done in the vintage line he's not a good fit.  

It seems like they need either a Han or Luke in each series, so I'll again support Jeff with the Luke X-wing pilot figure.  We're about due for an ugnaught as well :P

I'm going to differ from Jeff in saying that the last figure will be a death star droid.  In my list there is no droid in the series and I think that this may be possible using some components of the 3PO mold.  

So...
1.  Royal Guard (3:12)
2.  Luke X-wing Pilot (3:12)
3.  Death Squad Commander (3:12)
4.  Walrusman (1:12)
5.  Hammerhead (1:12)
6.  Death Star Droid (1:12)


I'm going to guess that the next TRU box set will be a Droids series.  C-3PO can be done easily with only changes in paint/plastic colour.  What else would be included is a bit tough to pick.  I'd like to see the R2 in here, but for the same reasons I listed for Drew above, I don't think it will happen.  Jord Dusat, Kea Moll, Kez Iban and maybe Tig Fromm?  I don't think we'll see Sise Fromm as it may be too hard to make a Kubrick that wide?  Uncle Gundy?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 29, 2005, 04:23 PM
I'm going to guess that the next TRU box set will be a Droids series.  C-3PO can be done easily with only changes in paint/plastic colour.  What else would be included is a bit tough to pick.  I'd like to see the R2 in here, but for the same reasons I listed for Drew above, I don't think it will happen.  Jord Dusat, Kea Moll, Kez Iban and maybe Tig Fromm?  I don't think we'll see Sise Fromm as it may be too hard to make a Kubrick that wide?  Uncle Gundy?

Not too sure how I feel about more Droids Kubricks.   :-\ 

I'm not really into collecting the vintage figures and I've only got the carded Droids Fett in the Kubrick Line.  I guess if they were cool enough, I'd probably break down and pick up a set.

As for Sise Fromm, they did do the Penguin from the Batman Movies and he is pretty wide compared to a normal Kuby...

(http://www.tripitakatoys.co.uk/images/movbat-thepenquin.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on August 29, 2005, 04:26 PM
Eek, that's a perfect body for Sise :o  I neglected to add the A-wing pilot to the list for Droids Kubricks. 

I'm honestly not expecting them to do it, but they seem to have some fondness for it given they've done Boba and R2 already.  The best set they could do would be C-3PO, R2-D2, Tig Fromm, Sise Fromm and an A-wing pilot.  I'd much prefer that to the coming dreck with K-3PO and the rest ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 29, 2005, 08:51 PM
I do believe that this is all Dales fault!!! >:(

Huh... wa... what I do?  ;D   :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on August 29, 2005, 08:52 PM
As for Sise Fromm, they did do the Penguin from the Batman Movies and he is pretty wide compared to a normal Kuby...

(http://www.tripitakatoys.co.uk/images/movbat-thepenquin.jpg)

Bong!   :o   Bring it on!  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jayson on August 30, 2005, 02:47 PM
Well after Jeff started me on the Kubrick line with the Series 4 Vader… I finally added to my collection of one with these guys:

(http://home.comcast.net/~jedijaybird/jaykub.jpg)

And so it begins…

I bought one of the Johnny Lightning modular display cases to give them a home, but I'm not sure if the Carbonite Han will fit. Anyone got an idea?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2005, 09:58 AM
Well after Jeff started me on the Kubrick line with the Series 4 Vader… I finally added to my collection of one with these guys:

(http://home.comcast.net/~jedijaybird/jaykub.jpg)

Hehe... looks like the beginning of a great collection, Jayson!   ;)

Title: Series 5
Post by: Jayson on August 31, 2005, 10:30 AM
Thanks… any info on that Carbo Han fitting in the Johnny Case

 I have to find it yet in one of my moving boxes
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2005, 10:35 AM
Carbonite Han fits OK in the JL case, but it is kinda crooked...

Here's an old picture (which reminds me I really should take some new photos of my renovated SW Room):
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-05/jlsKubrickRthumb.JPG) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-05/jlsKubrickR.JPG)

You can see the block down in the corner at kind of a strange angle, but he does fit.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 1, 2005, 12:16 AM
My Kubrick cases from kubricka are sitting at the Post Office waiting for me to pick them up tomorrow.  8)  Sounds like I even got $12. US back from him on the shipping cost.  8)

I can't wait to display these little pieces of crack in there new homes.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 1, 2005, 09:16 PM
I got my 20 display cases today from the Post Office. Pretty darn neat these cases are but I need more.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 1, 2005, 10:47 PM
Man, these cases are not all that tall. With Vader's helmet on, it's touching the top.  :-\

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Series%204%20Complete.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 2, 2005, 01:12 AM
They look great though!
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 2, 2005, 03:58 AM
Man, these cases are not all that tall. With Vader's helmet on, it's touching the top.  :-\


Wow, Vader's helmet really does add a lot of height.  Even though it's a tight fit, they really do look good that way.   8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 3, 2005, 09:54 AM
IG-88's case just  balances on its' head. They are actually made for Bearbricks which are all a standard size.

On that, the case are for sale again through the Bearbrick on-line shop, so you might see some pop up on eBay. I have to get about 40 more the other earthquake sensitive little fellas.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 3, 2005, 11:40 AM
Nice to see that they are coming out, Thanks for the heads up Simon.  8)

I stopped into Wally this morning and picked up some Hot Wheels Stack-up cases, they come in a 3 pack for $3.00 CDN. Not the greatest display cases but will do for the time being.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Stack%20Up%20Cases.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on September 3, 2005, 12:00 PM
those stack-up cases look right like shower cubicles. I guess even the scum of the galaxy have to wash occasionally.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 3, 2005, 12:09 PM
those stack-up cases look right like shower cubicles. I guess even the scum of the galaxy have to wash occasionally.

Yeah, they sure do.  ;D 

They have a hinged door which makes it easier to put them in since there are no footpegs.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Stack%20Up%20Case%20Hinged.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on September 4, 2005, 02:03 AM
Anyone want me to post pix of my collection of kubs?
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 4, 2005, 02:08 AM
Sure, nice to see other collections.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on September 4, 2005, 02:18 AM
Okay! Pix tomorrow when I can use natural lighting. :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 4, 2005, 07:13 AM
Okay! Pix tomorrow when I can use natural lighting. :-*

Cool, I always like looking at pics of collections.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on September 4, 2005, 02:49 PM
Excuse these **** pictures. The kubricks are pretty much on hold while I make room to display them. I'm also waiting for the series 4 variants in the mail. Anyway, here they are:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/swcgphotos/a9c3fc5d.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/swcgphotos/46cb19f7.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/swcgphotos/799e0707.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v225/swcgphotos/c4367929.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on September 4, 2005, 02:55 PM
Just noticed that the white display box that came with the early bird set is not in the pics. If anyone wants a pic... for some very odd reason... just ask.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 4, 2005, 03:37 PM
Very nice!
I love the EB set, nice to see other people open them too  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on September 4, 2005, 03:42 PM
I have two. One is sealed. ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 4, 2005, 04:02 PM
Very nice collection, nice to see you keep the display boxes from each series too.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on September 4, 2005, 04:56 PM
I keep the duplicates in the display boxes. I might set up the complete cantina band when I make a display. I also might do the helmetless Vader progression thing, like others have done.

More on the pics, I have hybernation sickness Han, he's just in the carbonite slab right now. Also, I noticed that IG-88 is blocking my white pauldron sandtrooper. I am planning on getting the two carded figures I'm missing eventually, and then MAYBE getting a 12' Fett. There's just a lot of money being juggled around... :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on September 4, 2005, 05:48 PM
Nice collection Cody!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on September 4, 2005, 06:00 PM
Thanks Matt. :-*
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 5, 2005, 01:29 AM
Nice one. Almost there. Are you going to go for the wallet crunching Kubs now?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on September 5, 2005, 02:51 AM
I have most of the walet crunching kubs! If you mean the carded ones... I'm working on it! I just realized I need 3 more. Vader, Fett and Sandtrooper. OY!
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 5, 2005, 06:34 AM
nice pics!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 5, 2005, 11:20 AM
I have most of the walet crunching kubs! If you mean the carded ones... I'm working on it! I just realized I need 3 more. Vader, Fett and Sandtrooper. OY!
Be patient. The price on these are slowly dropping. Check it out.
Cheapish Carded Vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-figurine-Darth-Vader-MOC-TOP_W0QQitemZ5996066517QQcategoryZ2474QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I always thought that these would go below $200. It's the only non-variant out of the carded lot even if it is limited to 500 or so.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 5, 2005, 05:57 PM
I have most of the walet crunching kubs! If you mean the carded ones... I'm working on it! I just realized I need 3 more. Vader, Fett and Sandtrooper. OY!
Be patient. The price on these are slowly dropping. Check it out.
Cheapish Carded Vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-figurine-Darth-Vader-MOC-TOP_W0QQitemZ5996066517QQcategoryZ2474QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I always thought that these would go below $200. It's the only non-variant out of the carded lot even if it is limited to 500 or so.

How easy do you think that one could be faked?
I`ve only seen pics, but I think some of the more talented customizers here
could probably do it. Is there a hologram sticker on it somewhere? Not sure
if that could be faked very easily.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 5, 2005, 09:08 PM
I have most of the walet crunching kubs! If you mean the carded ones... I'm working on it! I just realized I need 3 more. Vader, Fett and Sandtrooper. OY!
Be patient. The price on these are slowly dropping. Check it out.
Cheapish Carded Vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-figurine-Darth-Vader-MOC-TOP_W0QQitemZ5996066517QQcategoryZ2474QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I always thought that these would go below $200. It's the only non-variant out of the carded lot even if it is limited to 500 or so.

How easy do you think that one could be faked?
I`ve only seen pics, but I think some of the more talented customizers here
could probably do it. Is there a hologram sticker on it somewhere? Not sure
if that could be faked very easily.

Yeah there is a Holo Sticker on the back of them. The bubble would be hard, but not impossible, to customize I think.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Brian on September 7, 2005, 11:31 AM
The temptation continues.....thanks to a trade with Mike (bosskmr), I was able to get a Series 4 Han Solo (Hoth), as well as Luke Skywalker (Bespin).  My Kubrick grand total is just a measly three, but I really do enjoy the ones I have.  I think I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a nice deal on a Vader/Stormtrooper combo next, and go from there.  Little by little... :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 7, 2005, 07:58 PM
I think I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a nice deal on a Vader/Stormtrooper combo next, and go from there.  Little by little... :)

Shall we do lunch?   ;) 
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 8, 2005, 12:04 AM
I have most of the walet crunching kubs! If you mean the carded ones... I'm working on it! I just realized I need 3 more. Vader, Fett and Sandtrooper. OY!

Maybe your lucky day! $300. apiece.  :-\

Kubrick Star Wars Boba Fett Sandtrooper Darth Vader C9+ (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Star-Wars-Boba-Fett-Sandtrooper-Darth-Vader-C9_W0QQitemZ5998324727QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 8, 2005, 12:24 AM
I have most of the walet crunching kubs! If you mean the carded ones... I'm working on it! I just realized I need 3 more. Vader, Fett and Sandtrooper. OY!

Maybe your lucky day! $300. apiece.  :-\

Kubrick Star Wars Boba Fett Sandtrooper Darth Vader C9+ (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Star-Wars-Boba-Fett-Sandtrooper-Darth-Vader-C9_W0QQitemZ5998324727QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Saw that a bit ago. He`s selling quite a few large lots of kubs too.
He bids on TONS of stuff, I always see his name on items I`m lookin
at.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 8, 2005, 12:28 AM
He's a buyer and a seller. Buy cheap and flip for more, money makes the world go round.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 8, 2005, 06:55 AM
He's a buyer and a seller. Buy cheap and flip for more, money makes the world go round.  ;)
I`ve emailed back and forth with him a few times, seems like a nice enough
guy.
Is he the one that had all those display blocks for sale awhile back?
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 8, 2005, 07:49 AM
yup i believe he is the one..

is he a collector or strictly businessman?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on September 8, 2005, 09:23 PM
Well, after weeks of hunting them on eBay, I finally broke down and went for a Han Stormie from ningyoushi.com.  $65 plus shipping, not so bad.

Plus my wife is getting me a nice case from Ikea.  I am going to use foam core to make steps in the display sections, and have rows of Kubricks.  I got pretty good instructions on how to do it from Founder over on Kubrickworld.  Should be pretty sweet when its all done.  It will take me a while though.

Matt
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 8, 2005, 10:32 PM
yup i believe he is the one..

is he a collector or strictly businessman?

Hard to say at this time if he is a collector, if he is, he's selling his stuff he bought.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 8, 2005, 10:36 PM
Well, after weeks of hunting them on eBay, I finally broke down and went for a Han Stormie from ningyoushi.com.  $65 plus shipping, not so bad.

Plus my wife is getting me a nice case from Ikea.  I am going to use foam core to make steps in the display sections, and have rows of Kubricks.  I got pretty good instructions on how to do it from Founder over on Kubrickworld.  Should be pretty sweet when its all done.  It will take me a while though.

Matt

Nice to see you finally get the Han Stormtrooper Matt.  8)

Looking forward to seeing your display when it's all set up.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 8, 2005, 11:13 PM
Well, after weeks of hunting them on eBay, I finally broke down and went for a Han Stormie from ningyoushi.com.  $65 plus shipping, not so bad.

Plus my wife is getting me a nice case from Ikea.  I am going to use foam core to make steps in the display sections, and have rows of Kubricks.  I got pretty good instructions on how to do it from Founder over on Kubrickworld.  Should be pretty sweet when its all done.  It will take me a while though.

Matt

nice!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Darth Broem on September 10, 2005, 08:38 PM
DaBigKahuna gave me an extra Darth Vader of his with the removeable helmet.  So that is my first Kubrick.  It's actually the first one I have seen in person and touched etc.  Now that my Kubrick virginity has been taken from me I will want more of these  in the future.  LOL!

That orange pauldron Sandtrooper is looking real good to me :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Darthshader on September 11, 2005, 07:39 AM
The same thing just happened to me recently!!!

Jeff sent me a cool little gift package containing a Kubrick Vader w/ removable helmet. WOW!! These things are awesome!!! (AND a great big THANK YOU to Jeff, that made my day. :) )

No wonder you guys go crazy over these.  Maybe I will buy a couple more that I like...

Is there some kind of recruiting plan going on here, guys? ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 11, 2005, 10:24 AM
The same thing just happened to me recently!!!

Jeff sent me a cool little gift package containing a Kubrick Vader w/ removable helmet. WOW!! These things are awesome!!! (AND a great big THANK YOU to Jeff, that made my day. :) )

No wonder you guys go crazy over these.  Maybe I will buy a couple more that I like...

Is there some kind of recruiting plan going on here, guys? ;D

Once you go 'brick, you never go back
..umm, ok, that doesn`t quite work, but they are addicting little buggers!
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 11, 2005, 01:52 PM
Yep, they sure are addicting... like crack!   ;D

Found this ended auction, $310. each.

Rare!! STAR WARS BOBA FETT & TROOPER kubrick set!!! (http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-STAR-WARS-BOBA-FETT-TROOPER-kubrick-set_W0QQitemZ5997744213QQcategoryZ36553QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on September 11, 2005, 08:42 PM
Yep, they sure are addicting... like crack!   ;D

Found this ended auction, $310. each.

Rare!! STAR WARS BOBA FETT & TROOPER kubrick set!!! (http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-STAR-WARS-BOBA-FETT-TROOPER-kubrick-set_W0QQitemZ5997744213QQcategoryZ36553QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Wow, what a price...
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on September 11, 2005, 09:45 PM
Droids Fett $49.99, no bids (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-WCC-Boba-Fett-Tv-Series-Version_W0QQitemZ5997626056QQcategoryZ16467QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on September 12, 2005, 03:04 AM
Droids Fett $49.99, no bids (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Kubrick-WCC-Boba-Fett-Tv-Series-Version_W0QQitemZ5997626056QQcategoryZ16467QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Wow.  Did that one just slip through the cracks, or has he really dropped that much lately?  I noticed that a Droids R2 just went for $93 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5996797478&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1) a few days ago.  Yikes!

I also saw a carded Sandtrooper at a local collecting store a couple weeks ago, for only about $250.  I contemplated going for it, but ultimately decided that it would be better to stay married at this point...

And welcome to the Kubrick club, Sharon and Brian(s)!  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 12, 2005, 09:42 AM
got a luke trooper and a boba fett hk rotj chase for sale..
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 12, 2005, 08:00 PM
I received that set of keychains from the eBay auction. There just a tad smaller than a Kuby.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Qee%20Star%20Wars%20Keychains.jpg)

Cute little buggers!  :D
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 13, 2005, 12:57 AM
kubricka is just listing stuff lately,this went for a bit cheaper and his display cases from Cloud City are coming in handy.

Kubrick Star Wars Sandtrooper Card with Case PARCO (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Star-Wars-Sandtrooper-Card-with-Case-PARCO-PR_W0QQitemZ5999317192QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

He even had a Boba chase that went too.

Kubrick Star Wars 1:96 1:48 Boba Fett Darth Vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Star-Wars-1-96-1-48-Boba-Fett-Darth-Vader-400_W0QQitemZ5999205240QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 13, 2005, 01:07 AM
I received that set of keychains from the eBay auction. There just a tad smaller than a Kuby.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Qee%20Star%20Wars%20Keychains.jpg)

Cute little buggers!  :D
Ha! I just wone an auction for these too, they looked pretty funny.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 13, 2005, 01:08 AM
kubricka is just listing stuff lately,this went for a bit cheaper and his display cases from Cloud City are coming in handy.

Kubrick Star Wars Sandtrooper Card with Case PARCO (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Star-Wars-Sandtrooper-Card-with-Case-PARCO-PR_W0QQitemZ5999317192QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

He even had a Boba chase that went too.

Kubrick Star Wars 1:96 1:48 Boba Fett Darth Vader (http://cgi.ebay.com/Kubrick-Star-Wars-1-96-1-48-Boba-Fett-Darth-Vader-400_W0QQitemZ5999205240QQcategoryZ48972QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Noticed he had a Speederbike set for about 83 bucks up too.
400% SPidey & Venom, decent BIN prices.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 13, 2005, 11:32 AM
Surely he couldn't be reselling them at a profit. Perhaps he is getting rid of his collection.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 13, 2005, 11:46 AM
Surely he couldn't be reselling them at a profit. Perhaps he is getting rid of his collection.

Yeah, looks like he is liquidating some stuff.
He used to bid on a LOT of stuff, he`s outbid me in the past, so I know he`s
not getting great deals on most of this stuff.
I haven`t seen a Spidey or Venom 400% below the price he has them at
in a loooong time, so I don`t think he`s buying and flipping stuff for profit.
Title: Series 5
Post by: scaryandy on September 13, 2005, 04:06 PM
He posted over on the KW forum a few days back . . . he's just selling off all his Kubricks to concentrate on collecting some kinda Manga busts or statues!

His entire collection was still in sealed packaging, a lot of it was still box fresh  ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 13, 2005, 04:33 PM
He posted over on the KW forum a few days back . . . he's just selling off all his Kubricks to concentrate on collecting some kinda Manga busts or statues!

His entire collection was still in sealed packaging, a lot of it was still box fresh  ::)

That clears it up. Kinda figured it was something like that.
How the hell did I miss that post!?  :-X
Title: Series 5
Post by: jr87mustang on September 16, 2005, 09:53 PM
Do you guys know a good place to buy single kubs??  I have snaged a few on ebay, but its kind of slow. Not many choices, even in the eBay stores.

Also is there a place to preorder the next wave with yoda?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 17, 2005, 11:28 AM
Do you guys know a good place to buy single kubs??  I have snaged a few on ebay, but its kind of slow. Not many choices, even in the eBay stores.

Also is there a place to preorder the next wave with yoda?

Some figs you will find, some you won`t. Ones that come 1 per box are tough
to find.
Try going to www.kubrickworld.com and check the resources section, tons
of stores there.
www.ningyoushi.com does sell singles from time to time also.
www.toytokyo.com might have series 5 for preorder (they are in NY, so decent
shipping prices to US addy).
Or you could wait it out and see if someone here has an extra set (I probably will,
but not sure yet).

Title: Series 5
Post by: bikeridetony on September 17, 2005, 11:50 AM
I have a bunch of extras, Series 1-4. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 19, 2005, 12:19 AM
a bit quiet nowadays.. any news when the TRU set will be released?? or any star wars kubrick gonna be released next?  ::)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on September 19, 2005, 11:39 AM
a bit quiet nowadays.. any news when the TRU set will be released?? or any star wars kubrick gonna be released next?  ::)

Hmmm... last I heard was 10-31 for Series 5 and then December for the next TRU Box set.  I haven't heard about them being delayed, so I think those are still the target dates.

Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 21, 2005, 10:01 PM
I mentioned this in the other Kuby thread in the "Other Toy Lines" but I would also like to mention it here as the parcel is from RoBBy.jp.

My Cosmonaut Kubricks have arrived.  8)

This being my first official order received from RoBBy.jp, I did get dinged with customs on the full amount which was expected so I will get dinged with Series 5.

This was mentioned before that you get dinged with customs so just another heads up.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: kevbrick on September 22, 2005, 06:59 AM
Hi all,

Have been lurking for ages and thought i should show my face, as it were!

Great listening to all you other brickheads and your addiction!!  I am not alone!!

Just seen a few things go on ebay and wondered if the bubble has finally burst?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999699309&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999574266&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999573359&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999573272&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999573174&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 22, 2005, 08:14 AM

This being my first official order received from RoBBy.jp, I did get dinged with customs on the full amount which was expected so I will get dinged with Series 5.

This was mentioned before that you get dinged with customs so just another heads up.  ;)

Not great news (paying customs), but I'm not really surprised.  I always end up paying customs when I bring stuff across the border from etailers.

On another note, I'm looking for Ewoks and Stormtroopers to create a Kubrick-style diorama, which I put in the Classifieds here (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=9524.0).  Thanks to Jeff, Dale and Brent, I've got 3 Ewoks, but will need more for them to defeat a platoon of Stormtroopers (which I need more of too)!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 22, 2005, 09:32 AM
Hi all,

Have been lurking for ages and thought i should show my face, as it were!

Great listening to all you other brickheads and your addiction!!  I am not alone!!

Just seen a few things go on ebay and wondered if the bubble has finally burst?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999699309&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999574266&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999573359&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999573272&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999573174&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
Hi Kevbrick. Welcome.

Yeah it's a bit slower than a couple of months ago. But then again, the Earlybirds only went for $95 2 years back and Series 1 has gone through the roof recently. Boxes of 12 S1's are selling for over $200 and single S1 Fetts for $40. The chase Fetts are going for anywhere from $150-300. It's going though an evening out process, that's for sure. I wonder how the guys who spent $500-600 on the Carded Fetts a couple of years back, feel now.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 22, 2005, 10:31 AM

This being my first official order received from RoBBy.jp, I did get dinged with customs on the full amount which was expected so I will get dinged with Series 5.

This was mentioned before that you get dinged with customs so just another heads up.  ;)

Not great news (paying customs), but I'm not really surprised.  I always end up paying customs when I bring stuff across the border from etailers.

On another note, I'm looking for Ewoks and Stormtroopers to create a Kubrick-style diorama, which I put in the Classifieds here (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=9524.0).  Thanks to Jeff, Dale and Brent, I've got 3 Ewoks, but will need more for them to defeat a platoon of Stormtroopers (which I need more of too)!

HLJ seems to mark the value a tad lower as compared to RoBBy.jp and HLJ will ship basically to anyone as RoBBy ships more to a business which might make a difference.

One thing I did notice is the shipment from RoBBy came faster than HLJ, 5 days to get here and it was by EMS.  8)

I'll check out what I have left on Ewoks and Stormie's Jesse, I should have some kicking around.  ;)

Welcome to JD Kevbrick, do you just collect SW Kuby's? 
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 22, 2005, 03:29 PM
... and single S1 Fetts for $40.

 :o  Yowza.  $40 for just a regular Fett?  That's crazy. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: kevbrick on September 22, 2005, 04:57 PM
Thanks for the welcome.

Only collecting the SW bricks.

was only introduced to them a few months ago and have a fair few now.

Keep seeing other kuby lines i'd like when surfin but have to keep money in mind or will go overboard!!

Gonna concentrate on the SW ones.  Makes me feel like a kid again collected SW figs!!
Title: Series 5
Post by: kevbrick on September 22, 2005, 05:03 PM
Here's another chase gone for a not too ridiculous price!!:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5999876528&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on September 22, 2005, 05:14 PM
I'd agree that the Luke values have dropped considerably.  One guy had to relist one at $39.99 about a week ago as it didn't sell. 

I think I suggested and others as well that the Vader series was produced in incredibly high numbers and that chase figures are fairly abundant.  Patience is always the key (to a point).  I opted to get them out of the way and probably overpaid what I otherwise could have paid. 

My guess is for many of the higher end pieces we're seeing two things: 1. speculators unloading stuff they see as losing value and 2. collectors getting out after the initial excitement has worn off. 

Early, underproduced or limited items will retain value.  Later produced items will not retain the higher value.  Supply and demand. 

I bid on and lost the carded Luke you linked earlier by a dollar.  I also lost on the carded R2, but $80+ is way more than I want to pay for something I plan on opening.  I keep hoping to stumble on a listed opener with a lower BIN :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: kevbrick on September 22, 2005, 05:24 PM
I'm planning on getting the whole caboodle but not at the prices floatring around now.
I have picked up a few nice cheap pieces and plan to go on this way until i have the lot.

As much as i like these figs I am not going to break the bank picking up some little toys!

I am willing to wait. All good things and all that!!
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on September 22, 2005, 09:31 PM
Simon,

You are the bomb!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6001404229
Title: Series 5
Post by: kevbrick on September 23, 2005, 04:52 AM
Those display boxes are just what i'm looking for.

Well done on getting those and does anyone know who/where I could get my hands on some of them?

Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 23, 2005, 09:29 AM
Simon,

You are the bomb!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6001404229
You were quick on the trigger there Scott. Yeah I ordered a couple for myself and got them in this week. I now have a wall of Kubricks when I compine the Star Wars, Marvel, Alien, Matrix, etc together. Looks cool man. You'll love 'em.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 23, 2005, 11:36 AM
Simon,

You are the bomb!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6001404229
You were quick on the trigger there Scott. Yeah I ordered a couple for myself and got them in this week. I now have a wall of Kubricks when I compine the Star Wars, Marvel, Alien, Matrix, etc together. Looks cool man. You'll love 'em.
I want to see a pic of the Kubrick wall!  ;D
Those cases are nice, glad to see you got some in. I have way to many to
buy them now, it`d cost me an arm and a leg and then some.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 23, 2005, 02:46 PM
medicomtoy website update!

no new kubrick pics.. but there's a new VADER rah though.. haha.. gd luck to the wallets!  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 23, 2005, 03:10 PM
medicomtoy website update!

no new kubrick pics.. but there's a new VADER rah though.. haha.. gd luck to the wallets!  ;)

Happy with my Vader, no way they are milking me for more $$ !
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on September 24, 2005, 05:24 AM
Hi all,

Have been lurking for ages and thought i should show my face, as it were!

Great listening to all you other brickheads and your addiction!!  I am not alone!!

Welcome to the Kubrick nuthouse, Kev!  Are you in the UK?  I noticed all the auctions you linked were UK based...

Nice to see the Luke Stormies dropping, since I refused to nab one at those high prices a couple months ago.  Hopefully the Vader chase will follow suit...

Then I still have to backtrack and get those damned VC Jawa and Logray chases.  :'(
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 25, 2005, 01:04 AM
havent seen the jawa chase for a while..

lograys? jst send a mail to madsontoys.. they can make a army for u..  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: kevbrick on September 25, 2005, 04:40 PM
Yes in UK.

Not too many kuby fans here that i know of.

Specially SW ones.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Commander Cody on September 25, 2005, 04:49 PM
I would be all over that auction, 'cept his shipping is outragously high.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 25, 2005, 04:55 PM
I would be all over that auction, 'cept his shipping is outragously high.
 

Who's auction?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 25, 2005, 05:02 PM
I would be all over that auction, 'cept his shipping is outragously high.
 

Who's auction?

Only auction I see recently was for the kub cubes.
Shipping seems about right to me for EMS for something that size.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on September 25, 2005, 05:30 PM
Yep, EMS is fairly steep, seems like dealing with Canada Post.  But I can vouch that the sticker on the box matches what you pay for shipping.  No price padding happening there.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 26, 2005, 10:01 PM
It weighs 1.75kg, so that is the expense right there. Not much can be done about that. I think I mentioned the same problem about the weight a while ago in this thread.  :-[

I guess it makes them $4 each including shipping for a box of 20 shipped to the US. That's expensive but they look good.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on September 26, 2005, 10:11 PM
Well it's not like shipping within the US, that's for sure.

BTW, did I mention I can ship stuff to the US cheaper than I can WITHIN Canada ::)  At least for small packages.  Talk about your ****** up postal system.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 26, 2005, 11:16 PM
Actually EMS is quite cheap when shipping the light stuff. Actaually, it sometimes costs more to send stuff to far North Japan using a domestic shipping service than it does to the US. Go figure.

And if you reckon that is high, check out the EMS on this auction.

Pepsi Eps III Bottlecap Collection with Death Star Stage (http://cgi.ebay.com/Pepsi-Japan-STAR-WARS-Bottle-Cap-60-Figure-death-stage_W0QQitemZ7185136923QQcategoryZ854QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 27, 2005, 04:36 AM
Actually EMS is quite cheap when shipping the light stuff. Actaually, it sometimes costs more to send stuff to far North Japan using a domestic shipping service than it does to the US. Go figure.

And if you reckon that is high, check out the EMS on this auction.

Pepsi Eps III Bottlecap Collection with Death Star Stage (http://cgi.ebay.com/Pepsi-Japan-STAR-WARS-Bottle-Cap-60-Figure-death-stage_W0QQitemZ7185136923QQcategoryZ854QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

HOLY!
120 shipping? Is that way overpriced or is the death star thing really
that big/heavy?

On another note, WOW! Never seen that before, very cool.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 27, 2005, 04:39 AM
Well it's not like shipping within the US, that's for sure.

BTW, did I mention I can ship stuff to the US cheaper than I can WITHIN Canada ::)  At least for small packages.  Talk about your ****** up postal system.

?? That makes no sense at all.
I guess all postal systems are kinda messed up.
I can`t wait for matter transporters to be invented, so they can just beem
my stuff right into my living room :-)
BIN! Delivery in 15 minutes or less!  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 27, 2005, 10:13 AM
Actually EMS is quite cheap when shipping the light stuff. Actaually, it sometimes costs more to send stuff to far North Japan using a domestic shipping service than it does to the US. Go figure.

And if you reckon that is high, check out the EMS on this auction.

Pepsi Eps III Bottlecap Collection with Death Star Stage (http://cgi.ebay.com/Pepsi-Japan-STAR-WARS-Bottle-Cap-60-Figure-death-stage_W0QQitemZ7185136923QQcategoryZ854QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

HOLY!
120 shipping? Is that way overpriced or is the death star thing really
that big/heavy?

On another note, WOW! Never seen that before, very cool.
It's absolutely huge and heavy. It weighs about 7kg (25lbs), hence the $120 shipping.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 27, 2005, 10:23 AM
anyway been reading kozumi wanting postal reforms.. how will it affect the postage rates in japan?
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on September 27, 2005, 11:06 AM
Rupinthe3 has s4 up for sale.  Its a semi-decent deal on all 9.  Other stuff too.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZrupinthe3
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on September 27, 2005, 11:17 AM
Rupinthe3 has s4 up for sale.  Its a semi-decent deal on all 9.  Other stuff too.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZrupinthe3

Not anymore.  Thank you for the link.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 27, 2005, 04:06 PM
Nice catch Mikey, congrats.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 27, 2005, 08:19 PM
anyway been reading kozumi wanting postal reforms.. how will it affect the postage rates in japan?
Ha ha. He couldn't reform a Star Wars Transformer.
Title: Series 5
Post by: MasterJedi666 on September 27, 2005, 08:23 PM
finally !  got my display cases for my sw kubbies ! ;D
(Johnny Lightning 6-Car Interlocking display cases)

 
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a97/bigfatwookiee/SWKubricks.jpg)
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on September 27, 2005, 11:23 PM
looks cool! do those cases have foot pegs? Im living in japan so the earthquakes knock over my toys (much to my wifes amusement!).

my intentions with thekubricks  is to eventually frame them in a deep frame, then stick the frame on the wall. Im going to wait for the series to finish first, and until I have all the chases I feel neccessary.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 28, 2005, 05:22 AM
looks cool! do those cases have foot pegs? Im living in japan so the earthquakes knock over my toys (much to my wifes amusement!).


earthquakes? do they happen often?

i stick blu-tack to the bottom of their feet so when someone knocks my cupboard of kubs, the damage done will be less..
Title: Series 5
Post by: MasterJedi666 on September 28, 2005, 06:55 AM
looks cool! do those cases have foot pegs? Im living in japan so the earthquakes knock over my toys (much to my wifes amusement!).

my intentions with thekubricks  is to eventually frame them in a deep frame, then stick the frame on the wall. Im going to wait for the series to finish first, and until I have all the chases I feel neccessary.


Nope no foot pegs, these cases are actually designed to hold the Johnny Lightning cars so the cases are actually standing on it's side...
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on September 28, 2005, 12:16 PM
earthquakes? do they happen often?

every few weeks we get a little one I suppose.

Living near tokyo everyones still expecting the next (well overdue) big one. worst Ive had so far left me stranded after work for 5 hours.  it also knocked over all my kubricks apart from obi wan kenobi.

I'd hate to be  workin in those toy shops in tokyo after a quake. must take all day standing the figures up afterwards.
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 28, 2005, 01:11 PM
omg.. i didnt know that.. i must be lucky during my 10day visit there then..

and yeah, i heard abt the next big one... i'm currently writing a report for the last earthquake in kobe..

lucky i'm very safe in singapore..
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on September 28, 2005, 11:50 PM
Hi Guys,


Well doomsday has hit me.  Just when I finally complete the entire Star Wars Kubrick set, a family emergency arises.  So I have just put up for auction every kubrick Star Wars set, Chase, box set, Carded, Parco's, dual 400% Fetts, and a crap load of Johnny lightning display cases.  Not to mention my complete set of carded vintage fetts, etc.  Kind of sick about it, but right now it is certainly for the best.  I'm going to try and keep my non SW kubricks for as long as I can and hopefully I can begin buying these back some day.  Spouse factor will decide, though!  What kind of stinks is that I was going to spend this weekend setting up a display and taking pictures of the whole thing.  I guess the good thing is that I failed to open anything, yet.  Would have sucked if I opened everything and had to sell a day later.  Oh well, I will still be around lurking from time to time...just a bit teary-eyed is all.

Scott
stealthtank

edit: Sorry, linking to your own eBay auctions is not allowed.   :(  Anyone interested can just search eBay for seller "thestealthtank" and find them themselves though...
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on September 29, 2005, 01:43 AM
saw the auctions and ur ID.. was a bit surprised.. hope u get a gd sum of money for them.. :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on September 29, 2005, 09:08 AM
Rupinthe3 has s4 up for sale.  Its a semi-decent deal on all 9.  Other stuff too.

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZrupinthe3

Not anymore.  Thank you for the link.

No problem.  Glad you got em man!!!
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2005, 10:08 AM
Sorry for your crappy situation Scott.  I've got a bunch of those auctions marked though.  Hope I don't win for your sake, cuz I'm cheap.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on September 29, 2005, 11:22 AM
Hi Guys,


Well doomsday has hit me.  Just when I finally complete the entire Star Wars Kubrick set, a family emergency arises.  So I have just put up for auction every kubrick Star Wars set, Chase, box set, Carded, Parco's, dual 400% Fetts, and a crap load of Johnny lightning display cases.  Not to mention my complete set of carded vintage fetts, etc.  Kind of sick about it, but right now it is certainly for the best.  I'm going to try and keep my non SW kubricks for as long as I can and hopefully I can begin buying these back some day.  Spouse factor will decide, though!  What kind of stinks is that I was going to spend this weekend setting up a display and taking pictures of the whole thing.  I guess the good thing is that I failed to open anything, yet.  Would have sucked if I opened everything and had to sell a day later.  Oh well, I will still be around lurking from time to time...just a bit teary-eyed is all.

Scott
stealthtank

DAMN  :(
Sorry to hear about this, you had an awesome collection going! Hope you
get a good chunk o' $$$ for them.
Good luck

Adam
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on September 29, 2005, 02:26 PM
Thanks guys!  We are actually very upbeat though.  My sister has recently moved down into my area after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina.  She was in her third year of law school at Tulane in New Orleans, and thankfully (Stetson) a local school has offered to take her in for the semester.  Stetson is waiving her tuition and giving her a place to stay, as the financial aid she was expecting fell through.  She is surprisingly very upbeat for someone who is without all of her belongings,  so I felt inspired to help by selling some of mine.  If only just to take the sting out of some inevitable credit card debt.  The decision was basically automatic; however I must admit to considering keeping the chase figures... :)

-Scott
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on September 29, 2005, 05:22 PM
Dang! Sorry to hear Scott and I hope everything fairs well.  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on September 29, 2005, 08:15 PM
It's amazing how it has affected to many people. I feels like a Hollywood movie from here.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Mikey D on September 30, 2005, 11:31 AM
Received my series 4 last night.  Great series.  Just ran out of room in my JL cases and need to pick up some more and so some rearranging.

Can't wait for series 5.
Title: Series 5
Post by: kevbrick on September 30, 2005, 05:31 PM
Hope things work out for you and yours Scott.

To lighten the tone has everyone decided what the chase are going to be for Series5 yet??

It's a granted that thare will be 3 so heres my list:

Blue Snaggle in Red Snaggle
Leia Bounty Hunter (Bousch?) in slave Leia
Governor Tarkin in Death Star Gunner

What do you all think to that??
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on September 30, 2005, 09:12 PM
Well i think Blue Snagg will be one, i hope so anyway.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on September 30, 2005, 09:56 PM
I am guessing a Blue Snag, and a variation on the Luke Jedi...maybe blue saber?  Both of those chases would be the ultimate vintage nod for this series.
Title: Series 5
Post by: jr87mustang on October 1, 2005, 01:02 AM
I would definetly go with the Blue Snag.  I also think it could be Luke with a Blue Saber, or Yoda with a snake.
Title: Series 5
Post by: JediMAC on October 1, 2005, 01:49 AM
Wow, that's a really admirable thing for you to do for your sister, Scott.  Sorry to hear you're letting go of your collection, but great to hear that it's going to such a great cause - family.  Best of luck to the both of you.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on October 1, 2005, 12:10 PM
There have been 3 chases in the last 3 series, so here is my guess:

Snaggletooth - Blue Snagletooth chase
Slave Leia - Oola chase
Jedi Luke - Bib Fortuna chase

What do you think?
Title: Series 5
Post by: jr87mustang on October 1, 2005, 03:04 PM
It really makes me upset when they do a totally different figure for the chase. I am not going to pay 80 bucks for Logray or even more for Indiana.  If they just do variation of the figure us people that don't spend our small fortunes on toys can still at least get the normal figs.  I'd love to have the Han and Luke Stormtrooper chases, but again not paying $50 for them. I am totally happy with a Jawa, I dont have to own a Vinyl one.  That is why I hope they do a blue snag or a blue lightsaber luke.  If they make Leia in Boushh a chase I swear I will sell my kubs (yeah right, I love the little guys!). Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining, just pointing out a fact. ::) :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: kevbrick on October 1, 2005, 05:21 PM
Yoda with snake and/or Luke with blue saber don't seem different enough for chase.

i'd go with:
Blue Snag
Leia Boushh
SPIRIT OF YODA!!!!
Title: Series 5
Post by: jr87mustang on October 1, 2005, 07:32 PM
Spirit of Yoda would be way cool! Never thought of that one.
Title: Series 5
Post by: evenflow on October 2, 2005, 09:36 AM
Spirit Yoda would be very cool. I would like a Sebastian Shaw Anakin Spirit as well then.  ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 2, 2005, 03:04 PM
I actually would prefer to avoid a Spirit Yoda.  The holographic/spirit style figure is kind of a letdown because the detailing in the regular figures is lost in the single color figure.  Just my 2 cents. 

Title: Series 5
Post by: Matt Brand on October 2, 2005, 07:36 PM
OK, if it was 3 chases, I would add the Yoda with Brown Snake.  I guess I am just vintage at heart.  :)  So my preferred would be:

Blue Snag
Luke with Blue Saber
Yoda with Brown Snake
Title: Series 5
Post by: jr87mustang on October 2, 2005, 10:48 PM
Does anyone know what these little guys retail for in Japan for?? Just curious.  As simple little toys, I would think they would only be a few bucks.  I know we end up paying a whole lot for them. :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on October 3, 2005, 11:31 AM
I paid about 800 and something yen each for my figures in japan. ebayers may get the sets a little cheaper  because you are 100% guarenteed no chases  :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Jeff on October 3, 2005, 11:39 AM
I'm going to stick with my earlier guess for the chases this time around...


These are my guesses for the chases on Series 5...

Dagobah/Dirty R2-D2 Chase (from the Yoda Box)
Blue Snag (from the Red Snag Box)
Boushh (from the Slave Leia Box)

I don't really mind when they throw out a brand new figure as the chase - it kinda makes it more fun for me.  I'd rather pay the cash for a new figure than a variant I guess. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on October 3, 2005, 03:26 PM
I'd like to definitley see Boushh and a Blue Snag; however I wonder if a Blue Snag is a distinct poosibilty or not.  Seeing as the chase or variant normally replaces one of the 4 out of 12 characters, will they really produce a ton of Red Snags to accomodate this.  I can see army building with sandtroopers, ewoks, and jawas, but Red Snags?  My money is on an orange/brown snake variant Yoda for sure.

Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on October 3, 2005, 08:41 PM

I don't really mind when they throw out a brand new figure as the chase - it kinda makes it more fun for me.  I'd rather pay the cash for a new figure than a variant I guess. 

I prefer new figures as well, over repaints.  I like the VCJ a ton though and hate the Logray.  I would have eventually broken down my loathing of furry creatures and picked one up, but with so many scam pieces floating about, I'll just pass on Logray forever. 

As for the chase pieces for series 5:
Blue snag - what sort of uproar would there be if there isn't one? :o
Blue saber Luke
Leia Boushh

I'd like to definitley see Boushh and a Blue Snag; however I wonder if a Blue Snag is a distinct poosibilty or not.  Seeing as the chase or variant normally replaces one of the 4 out of 12 characters, will they really produce a ton of Red Snags to accomodate this.  I can see army building with sandtroopers, ewoks, and jawas, but Red Snags? 

I know and the thought is giving me fits.  They have to do the blue Snag as an homage to the vintage line that they seem to understand so well.  But couldn't they just slip the blue Snag chase into a box of the more common figures?  Say Yoda's box or whatever is packed 3/4 per box?   
Title: Series 5
Post by: jr87mustang on October 3, 2005, 09:16 PM
There is always the scary possibility that the snag could be boxed at 1:12 and still be a variant. Kinda like a super chase figure. I can see it on Ebay now.....Blue Snag Chase $250 :o
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on October 3, 2005, 09:21 PM
As mentioned the Blue Snaggy would be just the perfect nod to the vinty line, same with Luke with a blue saber.

Leia Boushh and Yoda with orange/brown snake would top it off.

Then again, they may give us something to that Jabba's box set we keep dreaming about ala Oola.  ;)
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on October 3, 2005, 09:28 PM
When's the release date for this?  I'm pretty excited since it will be my first master case. 8)

Anyone seeing anything interesting on robby.jp?  I'm looking occasionally to buy something else to maintain my "store" status, but it's not working very well.  Last time I looked there was lots I wanted but it was past the order date :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on October 3, 2005, 09:58 PM
Robby.jp has Series 5 scheduled for 2005/10/31 where as HLJ mentions November.

I ordered those 2 Kubrick Cosmonauts from one of Robby's news e-mails. I have checked around for other stuff but it takes a bit of time to search through there.

There is a menu for Booking Deadlines, Release Schedules and New Registered Items at the bottom of the page after you sign on. May want to check them out.
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on October 3, 2005, 10:18 PM
Thanks.  I've dug around a bit but currently nothing I want.  If someone needs me to order something, I'll help out.
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on October 3, 2005, 10:21 PM
Hmmm, maybe check out the Fine Molds Falcon thread.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 4, 2005, 12:15 AM
Anyone seeing anything interesting on robby.jp?  I'm looking occasionally to buy something else to maintain my "store" status, but it's not working very well.  Last time I looked there was lots I wanted but it was past the order date :-\

The big thing I'm contemplating is the RAH Vader (removable helmet version).  I want it, but haven't managed to justify it yet.  I'd better make up my mind soon though, because the pre-order cutoff is Oct 17th.  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: yujun on October 4, 2005, 04:35 AM
Anyone seeing anything interesting on robby.jp?  I'm looking occasionally to buy something else to maintain my "store" status, but it's not working very well.  Last time I looked there was lots I wanted but it was past the order date :-\

The big thing I'm contemplating is the RAH Vader (removable helmet version).  I want it, but haven't managed to justify it yet.  I'd better make up my mind soon though, because the pre-order cutoff is Oct 17th.  :-\

besides the char head, does anyone know the other major differences between this new one and the previous one?
Title: Series 5
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on October 5, 2005, 10:15 PM
elbuggo is a savage, way to go.


DBK
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on October 5, 2005, 10:18 PM
Congrats Brent.  8)
Title: Series 5
Post by: StealthTank on October 6, 2005, 12:32 PM
Just want to thank everyone who bid on my recent auctions; it certainly was an unbelievable gesture.  I was really worried with about 12 hours to go, but was very satisfied with the outcome.  I've taken today and tommorrow off from work in order to pack and ship everything, and the spouse has just run out to Sam's club to get some more bubble wrap.  I'm trying to do my best Simon (ebay ID: Knunt) impersonation and personally reply to each bidder and get the stuff out the door as quickly and safely as possible.  Thanks again guys for all of the support.

Scott Dias
theStealthTank
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 6, 2005, 01:45 PM
I received a package of Kubrick Ewoks from Tony today and a couple from Dale last week - let the Ewok army building continue!   8)  ;)

Anyone else out there with mental problems like me that are army building these Stormtrooper-kickers?   :D

Pics to follow. 
Title: Series 5
Post by: Morgbug on October 6, 2005, 07:13 PM
Just want to thank everyone who bid on my recent auctions; it certainly was an unbelievable gesture.  I was really worried with about 12 hours to go, but was very satisfied with the outcome.  I've taken today and tommorrow off from work in order to pack and ship everything, and the spouse has just run out to Sam's club to get some more bubble wrap.  I'm trying to do my best Simon (ebay ID: Knunt) impersonation and personally reply to each bidder and get the stuff out the door as quickly and safely as possible.  Thanks again guys for all of the support.

Scott Dias
theStealthTank

I nudged a few of them.  I was hoping to get the R2 but ended up with the Fett.  Poor me.  Your communication is doing splendidly and I must say several of your auctions climbed even higher than expected.  Congrats. :)
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on October 11, 2005, 09:06 AM
seems like a long wait for the new series...   maybe I should be using the time to chase chases.   ;D
Title: Series 5
Post by: Sithbaker on October 11, 2005, 11:58 AM
seems like a long wait for the new series...   maybe I should be using the time to chase chases.   ;D

Nah, this was a short wait compared to the other series!
I just saw luke storm (3 of them) listed for 33 BIN, if you still need
that one, its a good price. Just search for Star Wars Kubrick and they should
come up.
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on October 11, 2005, 07:14 PM

I just saw luke storm (3 of them) listed for 33 BIN, if you still need
that one, its a good price. Just search for Star Wars Kubrick and they should
come up.

cheers Adam!  just sent a mail to him regarding postage to japan. How daft does it seem getting these things impoted into Japan!!
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Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on October 11, 2005, 07:38 PM
A nice little surprise waiting for me when I got home.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/f060.gif)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Kubricks/Kubrick%20Carded%20Darth%20Vader1.jpg)

Now I'm officially caught up on the Kuby's.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a052.gif)
Title: Series 5
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 11, 2005, 09:39 PM
Ooh pretty.  That was an eBay win, wasn't it? 
Title: Series 5
Post by: mondocoyote on October 11, 2005, 11:27 PM
DSJ,  can you see if the helmet is removable? are there any other differences between it and the boxed version?

also a big thanks to BikeRiderTony for the chase Jawa.  I just just jumped on that Luke BIN auction. cheaper than Japan.....  hope its the real thing  :-\
Title: Series 5
Post by: DSJ™ on October 11, 2005, 11:59 PM
Ooh pretty.  That was an eBay win, wasn't it? 

Yep.   :)