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deathstar1000
01-15-2009, 04:58 PM
Part 3!

Shadow
01-15-2009, 11:28 PM
I agree, not numbering system is lame. Are we absolutely positive there isn't a number somewhere? Shadow?


Mine came numbered on the shipping boxes, just the same way my PF Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike is numbered on its shipping box. Seems pretty clear to me that is the edition number for this droid, in my case #7.

http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/7127/200901151qn9.png

SirTristram
01-15-2009, 11:37 PM
I still find it highly unusual to only number the disposable boxes with a marker and not the actual limited edition item itself.

DarthPotts1975
01-15-2009, 11:37 PM
basicly the box is your COA

SirTristram
01-15-2009, 11:42 PM
basicly the box is your COA



Great!! LOL!!
Just what I expected for $6,000.00+!!

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Shadow
01-15-2009, 11:44 PM
basicly the box is your COA


That is how I view it, I have to keep these photos!

Like I've said before, this is exactly the same way they marked the shipping box for the PF Biker Scout and Speeder Bike, (also a very high priced item), this is my experience with SSC and how they number things.

SirTristram
01-15-2009, 11:45 PM
basicly the box is your COA


That is how I view it, I have to keep these photos!

Like I've said before, this is exactly the same way they marked the shipping box for the PF Biker Scout and Speeder Bike, (also a very high priced item), this is my experience with SSC and how they number things.



But, the Biker Scout has a number on the base like all of their PF's.
....and all of the boxes are marked with the Edition number.

Shadow
01-15-2009, 11:50 PM
basicly the box is your COA


That is how I view it, I have to keep these photos!

Like I've said before, this is exactly the same way they marked the shipping box for the PF Biker Scout and Speeder Bike, (also a very high priced item), this is my experience with SSC and how they number things.



But, the Biker Scout has a number on the base like all of their PF's.


On the R2 and C-3PO there is no way they can number the bottom of the base in a way you'll ever see it. It is simply too heavy to be moved easily without two people so what would be the point with that. Neither the R2 or Threepio have a good place to mark them permanently that would not be noticeable in a bad way.

DarthPotts1975
01-15-2009, 11:53 PM
after todays payment i only have one more left on 3-po http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SirTristram
01-15-2009, 11:55 PM
after todays payment i only have one more left on 3-po http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif


Congrats, man! Sounds like you'll get yours just a wee bit before me!

DarthPotts1975
01-16-2009, 12:02 AM
after todays payment i only have one more left on 3-po http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif


Congrats, man! Sounds like you'll get yours just a wee bit before me!



thanks, with the 1:1 Grevious bust, Tusken Raider PF, and the X-wing coming soon i might wait a couple of months before placing my R2 order.

i'll be ready to order at any time but the longer i can spread it out the better.

SirTristram
01-16-2009, 12:05 AM
Oh wow, I almost forgot about Grievous!

Shadow
01-16-2009, 12:33 AM
Oh wow, I almost forgot about Grievous!


Congrats Matt on the Threepio!!

My final flex-pay for Grievous is Tuesday. I read in a separate thread today that a SSC CS rep told a Scummer that the Grievous wouldnít be shipping anytime soon. In your experience with Flex-Pay how does that work since the final payment is supposed to cover the tax and shipping charges, but if they arenít shipping yet do they wait and charge the final payment when it does ship? Just curious.

SirTristram
01-16-2009, 12:41 AM
Sometimes they charge it a day or two after the scheduled date. Then they sometimes ship a day or two after that. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes they charge and ship in a perfectly timely manner.

Mighty_Jabba
01-16-2009, 05:34 PM
Anyway, despite the accuracy kurfluffle, I'm pretty excited to be getting these guys finally. As I mentioned in the old thread, I get charged the final payment on the 20th, after which Sideshow is supposed to contact me to arrange for delivery. The woman I talked to indicated that they should definitely arrive before the end of the month, so keep your fingers crossed that there are no major issues.

I've already had to rearrange my office after doing some measuring, since they wouldn't have fit well in the space I had prepared for them. (They would've fit, but at 40 inches R2's base would have made it difficult to get by with the furniture arranged as it was.) I have also put up some Official Pix pictures of the droids on the wall where they will be standing.

Mighty_Jabba
01-16-2009, 05:35 PM
Double post. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Shadow
01-16-2009, 06:08 PM
Congrats on getting yours, we need pics posted when you do!!

fxcreator
01-17-2009, 12:41 PM
Hi All, I'm new here. I received R2 #5 (according to the box) the day after New Years. Shadow- I can tell you I read this post with baited breath every step of the way prior to receiving mine. Thanks for documenting this so well! I am so thrilled to have this after waiting over 32 years. Coincidentally, it arrived just a few days shy of my 40th Birthday, and my Wife really went overboard this year. The anticipation of waiting for the delivery truck was killing me, especially since they didn't say what time it would arrive. I decided to go for a 5 mile run, checking my phone every few minutes. I was getting slightly dejected as I approached the house on the way back without any calls. Much to my surprise, a truck was leaving my street, and the driver was giving me the thumbs-up! When he arrived and my wife showed him where to put the boxes, she explained to the driver he had just delivered something I had waited over 30 years for, and it was too bad he wasn't around to see my expression when it arrived. Needless to say, he realized that this guy running with a big smile on his face must be me, and once I got the thumbs up as he drove away, I sprinted home. In any event, I am extremely pleased with the Unit and its everything I imagined except for one inconvenience: the lights don't work. After carrying it, very carefully, into my upstairs 'film room' and assembling it, only the holograph light came on. I'm currently waiting for a replacement dome to be sent.

I do have one question for everyone since I haven't dealt with Sideshow in the past. Everyone has been saying how great their Customer Service is, but I had to place 5 calls and 1 email before getting any sense that they would actually be sending a replacement. The people on the phone have been very kind, but after spending this amount of money, I was hoping they would tell me a replacement would ship soon. I'm usually not this impatient, but I'm not sure how I should be reacting to this. I was told the next shipment was already accounted for and they would see what they could do. Is this common practice to fulfill new orders before correcting damaged items? I'm ok if this is how it normally is done, but I would usually expect to be serviced sooner since I ordered and paid sooner. Any reassurance from anyone would be great! I don't feel R2 is complete without the lights! Other than this, I am so happy to have him sitting here and love the paint job!

Mighty_Jabba
01-17-2009, 01:12 PM
Welcome to the board! It's good to hear from someone else who has gotten one of these. Have any pictures to share?

It's really too bad that the lights don't work (so far two out of two R2s have arrived with some sort of quality control issue). But I'm sure they will take care of you. They're usually very good about sending replacements for things, but these are made in such limited quantities that I imagine they are more limited in the replacement parts that they have on hand. So that's my guess as to why it's taking a while for you and Shadow to get replacements.

Are they going to have you send back the defective dome or (gasp!) destroy it?

Shadow
01-17-2009, 02:01 PM
Are they going to have you send back the defective dome or (gasp!) destroy it?


I doubt they will do anything other than have the dome shipped back, replaced. With mine they were originally going to have me return the whole body for a replacement. The good news for me is I have a one pound package from Sideshow arriving on Monday, which I presume to be my replacement part for my R2.

All things considered I have been very satisfied with how they have handled my customer service concerning this. I have emailed them several times and received responses each time, and have spoken by phone with them several times. They have given me the impression through my phone conversations that these units are being hand built, so I donít think they have a ready inventory of replacement units available. In my case if I had received a replacement main body, it probably would have held up someone else from getting theirs immediately.

In a sense be glad it is only the dome that needs replacing, because that is the smallest and lightest box to handle. I do fully appreciate your desire to have your unit complete though. Welcome to the boards and thread and I think we all are waiting to see any pictures you can share of your unit!!! I think we have also answered the question about how the units are being numbered, R2 #5 and #7 are now on duty!! Congrats on #5, that is a very cool number to have, Red Five.

Shadow
01-17-2009, 02:15 PM
I do have one question for everyone since I haven't dealt with Sideshow in the past. Everyone has been saying how great their Customer Service is, but I had to place 5 calls and 1 email before getting any sense that they would actually be sending a replacement. The people on the phone have been very kind, but after spending this amount of money, I was hoping they would tell me a replacement would ship soon. I'm usually not this impatient, but I'm not sure how I should be reacting to this. I was told the next shipment was already accounted for and they would see what they could do. Is this common practice to fulfill new orders before correcting damaged items? I'm ok if this is how it normally is done, but I would usually expect to be serviced sooner since I ordered and paid sooner. Any reassurance from anyone would be great! I don't feel R2 is complete without the lights! Other than this, I am so happy to have him sitting here and love the paint job!


Do the sounds work? All of the electronics are contained in the dome, which is a completely sealed self contained unit. Iíve been working with SSCís customer service since the Dec 23rd concerning mine, (mostly delayed because of the two intervening holiday breaks), but each and every time they have given me complete confidence they are on top of things. In my case there was a short period after I first contacted them that they were weighing the options on what to do. Originally they did offer to replace the whole main body to fix the missing vent issue, I informed them I would willingly accept just the missing part and replace it myself; this is my personal preference as opposed to shipping the body back and waiting for a new one on such a minor thing. They then contacted the factory and informed me they could do this and were having the factory send the part; the missing part is arriving at my house on Monday as I have a one pound package arriving from Sideshow via UPS then.

I think these units are still in very short supply and still arriving from the factory in China, which is why they donít have a ready supply of replacement units available yet. This shortage will eventually be sorted out Iím sure as more units actually arrive.

Good luck, welcome to the boards and please post some pictures when you can.

fxcreator
01-17-2009, 03:54 PM
thanks, I appreciate the assurance you've both given me (as well as for the 'welcome'! I will wait patiently (at least for another few weeks) before checking in again with them. They've been very pleasant on the phone.

I will attempt to post some pictures shortly. The sound works great and the main light and switch seems to be working fine. Its all the other lights that aren't working. I'm assuming I will need to return the dome, but I'm hoping I can get the new one before returning the old, just so I have a full R2 at any given time.

Shadow
01-17-2009, 04:52 PM
The sound works great and the main light and switch seems to be working fine. Its all the other lights that aren't working. I'm assuming I will need to return the dome, but I'm hoping I can get the new one before returning the old, just so I have a full R2 at any given time.


I fully understand about wanting to keep R2 complete throughout. Form the sound of it you will need to replace the dome as one piece. (Sorry for the pun.) When SSC discussed with me the replacement of my R2ís main body, they were discussing making the exchange by having the delivery truck both pickup and drop-off the boxes at the same time. That is what I would expect them to do for you also; that might be the topic for another confirmation call with them.

To give you a comparison on what to expect with the lights, on mine all of the logic lights are on and working/flashing/changing all of the time while the holo projector light turns on and off in a seemingly random pattern. It always comes on at first when the lights are first activated, and then after awhile goes off and on for random periods. I like it this way; it adds a level of unpredictability to it which adds to its realism rather than just staying on constantly throughout.

deathstar1000
01-17-2009, 06:21 PM
Welcome fxcreator!

fxcreator
01-17-2009, 10:03 PM
Here are some initial pictures. My Wife documented every step of the unpacking process, but here's just a few.

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1991/thumbs/CIMG15803.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1991/CIMG15803.JPG) Here's the package prior to making its way inside. Luckily, we have a double front door and they were able to move it into the hall.
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1991/thumbs/IMG_43161.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1991/IMG_43161.JPG) After all these years, finally together!
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/IMG_43331.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/IMG_43331.JPG) Even our Dogs got into the excitement.
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1991/thumbs/IMG_4355.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1991/IMG_4355.JPG) R2 in his new home. (With all my adrenaline pumping, I was able to carry each piece upstairs. My Wife is pregnant so I had to go it alone as I couldn't wait for the neighbors to get out of work. (I took the day off knowing he would be arriving).
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1991/thumbs/IMG_43561.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1991/IMG_43561.JPG) R2 settling in.

Shadow
01-17-2009, 10:19 PM
(With all my adrenaline pumping, I was able to carry each piece upstairs. My Wife is pregnant so I had to go it alone as I couldn't wait for the neighbors to get out of work. (I took the day off knowing he would be arriving).


You are braver then I am moving him yourself, I enlisted my sons help and he was still heavy with both of us. Great shots!! Congrats!!

We need to help keep these poor R2 units off the streets and give them good homes. They can be a little rebellious but they are worth the effort! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SirTristram
01-17-2009, 10:21 PM
That's great, man! Congrats!

The pictures were working for me and now they're not.... weird!
It's probably just my computer.

Mighty_Jabba
01-17-2009, 10:25 PM
I can't get most of the pictures to work either. I think the forums are screwy. I'm sure they'll work eventually. Anyway, I can get a good idea from the thumbnails.

Just how wide is the biggest box? I'm starting to worry about it fitting through our doorway.

DarthPotts1975
01-17-2009, 11:30 PM
congrats and welcome to Rebelscum fxcreator!

Shadow
01-17-2009, 11:58 PM
Just how wide is the biggest box? I'm starting to worry about it fitting through our doorway.


LOL!! You do have double doors right! LOL! That is why I unpacked mine in the garage; no way will the biggest box fit through a standard single door.

I measure it as 37 inches wide x 42 inches long x 37 inches tall.

Mighty_Jabba
01-18-2009, 12:14 AM
No, we don't have double doors. That's why I'm worried. Our front door is about 36 inches wide. The door into the house from the garage is about 29 inches wide. Do you think that's wide enough to get him inside if I unpacked the box in the garage? I guess I could unpack it on the front porch if necessary, but I'd like to avoid that.

Shadow
01-18-2009, 12:26 AM
No, we don't have double doors. That's why I'm worried. Our front door is about 36 inches wide. The door into the house from the garage is about 29 inches wide. Do you think that's wide enough to get him inside if I unpacked the box in the garage? I guess I could unpack it on the front porch if necessary, but I'd like to avoid that.


29 inches wide will be a close fit, but he should just barely fit through. The 36" door won't be a problem. I ended up unpacking mine in the garage and then carried him out through the garage door onto the driveway and into the house through our standard front door.

Mighty_Jabba
01-18-2009, 12:50 AM
Thanks for the info. We currently have snow on the ground all over our porch and driveway, so I may have to take care of that before it arrives, not to mention cleaning out the garage. These are kind of a lot of work in that sense, but I'm sure it'll be worth it. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

About fxcreator's pictures, I can still only get the one with the dogs to work, and searching the forum's photo galleries shows that the dog picture is the only one that comes up under his name. Maybe there was a forum burp and the other ones were lost? Can anyone else see them? I'd really like to see the big versions. Maybe fxcreator can try uploading them again, or I can host them if need be.

Shadow
01-18-2009, 02:10 AM
The image with the dogs is the only one that is working for me also, the rest are low res thumbnails.

Chris Wyman
01-18-2009, 09:01 AM
All of the thumbnails just worked for me.

fxcreator
01-18-2009, 10:04 AM
About fxcreator's pictures, I can still only get the one with the dogs to work, and searching the forum's photo galleries shows that the dog picture is the only one that comes up under his name. Maybe there was a forum burp and the other ones were lost? Can anyone else see them? I'd really like to see the big versions. Maybe fxcreator can try uploading them again, or I can host them if need be.



Sorry, this is the first time I've uploaded pictures and it appears I didn't do something right. I'll try again.

fxcreator
01-18-2009, 10:11 AM
You are braver then I am moving him yourself, I enlisted my sons help and he was still heavy with both of us. Great shots!! Congrats!!

We need to help keep these poor R2 units off the streets and give them good homes. They can be a little rebellious but they are worth the effort! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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I was definitely advised against it as my Wife didn't want to see the money go down the drain (or stairs in this case) if I dropped him, but I took it very slowly.
Now, with the restraining bolt in place and narrow stairs to navigate, I think he'll stay put for while. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Shadow
01-18-2009, 10:35 AM
All of the thumbnails just worked for me.


It must be something on my end then. With all of them all I get is an empty window frame with no image, except for the 3rd image with the dogs which does display the image in the frame.

Mighty_Jabba
01-18-2009, 12:07 PM
Me too.

SirTristram
01-18-2009, 12:29 PM
Me too, too.

deathstar1000
01-18-2009, 06:30 PM
Me too, too.



Me two, to, too.

fxcreator
01-19-2009, 10:09 AM
OK, these still appear as thumbnails (not sure how you get them to appear full), but now that I uploaded individually and as a new public album, I think you can see them?
Package delivery: http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1992/thumbs/CIMG15804.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1992/CIMG15804.JPG)
R2 and I meet at last: http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1992/thumbs/IMG_43162.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1992/IMG_43162.JPG)
Our dogs welcome a dome-less R2: http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/IMG_43331.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/IMG_43331.JPG)
R2 in his new home: http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1992/thumbs/IMG_43541.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1992/IMG_43541.JPG)
Medium pic of R2: http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1992/thumbs/IMG_43562.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//1992/IMG_43562.JPG)

Mighty_Jabba
01-19-2009, 10:52 AM
Thanks, that did it. Nice pictures. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

bac
01-19-2009, 12:11 PM
Nice pics. I just got a call and my R2 is expected to ship this week. Can't wait!

deathstar1000
01-19-2009, 12:53 PM
Pics work for me too! They look great! It looks like you have a very nice setup there? HOw about some pics of your collection? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

SirTristram
01-19-2009, 12:56 PM
Nice. I can see them now, too.
Love your dogs!

Is the slot where leia inserted the DS plans sealed over? It's no biggie, but thought that was open or at least deeper than it appears. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

fxcreator
01-19-2009, 04:56 PM
glad that worked, thanks. And thanks for the warm welcome from all of you. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif I'll post collection pictures soon.

fxcreator
01-19-2009, 05:09 PM
I just got a call and my R2 is expected to ship this week. Can't wait!


can't wait to see your R2 pics, congratulations on his imminent arrival!

Jedinate
01-20-2009, 12:30 AM
They are coming. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Shadow
01-20-2009, 01:21 AM
Nice pics. I just got a call and my R2 is expected to ship this week. Can't wait!


Isn't that a great feeling!! Congrats and get your pics posted when he gets here!

Shadow
01-20-2009, 01:25 AM
I received my missing fan slat today from Sideshow, my R is now complete again. Thank you Sideshow, everything worked out well.

I'll post pictures later this week toward the weekend. I have many things coming this week from them, so I'll do a lot of shooting then.

Sergiu
01-20-2009, 09:08 AM
Good to hear this! Waiting for new pics! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Mighty_Jabba
01-21-2009, 04:05 PM
I recently contacted PANTHER96 about making a plaque for my Blade Runner blaster, and it occurred to me that he could probably make something pretty nice for the droids. He does metal plaques with color photos, or metallic ones similar to the MR plaques. The only thing is that I'm not sure how a plaque would look just sitting there on the stand. It might be too small. It would allow you to include your edition number if you so desired, though.

Here is his thread. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=propsclassifieds&Number=3259737&Forum=f108&Words=plaques&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=3259737&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post3259737)

SirTristram
01-21-2009, 04:10 PM
I recently contacted PANTHER96 about making a plaque for my Blade Runner blaster, and it occurred to me that he could probably make something pretty nice for the droids. He does metal plaques with color photos, or metallic ones similar to the MR plaques. The only thing is that I'm not sure how a plaque would look just sitting there on the stand. It might be too small. It would allow you to include your edition number if you so desired, though.

Here is his thread. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=propsclassifieds&Number=3259737&Forum=f108&Words=plaques&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=3259737&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post3259737)



That's a great idea! Kevin is great! He has made about a dozen plaques for me and they are top notch!
I would actually like to get one of the longer (signature length) plaques for the droids....and Philip sells the stands for them. Good idea!!

Mighty_Jabba
01-21-2009, 06:22 PM
I just got off the phone with Sideshow and got confirmation that the droids will be arriving on the 30th! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif Just in time for my birthday.

bespin_boy
01-21-2009, 09:33 PM
Congrats icruise! I ordered mine from a store where I live and I still have no word as to when they will arrive http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Shadow
01-21-2009, 11:16 PM
I recently contacted PANTHER96 about making a plaque for my Blade Runner blaster, and it occurred to me that he could probably make something pretty nice for the droids. He does metal plaques with color photos, or metallic ones similar to the MR plaques. The only thing is that I'm not sure how a plaque would look just sitting there on the stand. It might be too small. It would allow you to include your edition number if you so desired, though.

Here is his thread. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=propsclassifieds&Number=3259737&Forum=f108&Words=plaques&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=3259737&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post3259737)


That is a great idea!! I'm thinking seriously about having one made for my R2 and displaying it on the wall above him.

Congrats on your delivery date!! We need to see lots of pics!!!

Mighty_Jabba
01-21-2009, 11:38 PM
I see that he already has one made up for C-3PO.

http://img26.picoodle.com/img/img26/3/8/22/f_3PO2copym_48b2862.jpg

I'd do it a bit differently, but it it's pretty good. He said he can do up to 8 x 10 sized plaques.

SirTristram
01-21-2009, 11:39 PM
8x10?! Nice..... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Mighty_Jabba
01-22-2009, 01:15 PM
I just got a call from Sideshow and apparently they are having some problems with R2 units arriving with a damaged leg. So I was told that I'm going to have to wait 2 or 3 weeks while they sort that out. They said that they had around 35 of them on hand and I guess they're going to be doing individual inspections of them or something. That's disappointing, but not as disappointing as having to return a broken one, so I guess it's OK. On the bright side, they're still going to be delivering C-3PO on the 30th as planned.

bespin_boy
01-22-2009, 08:12 PM
Hey!

I had to share. I got a call today from the store where I ordered my droids and they said they would be arriving no later then February 6th! I'm pretty stoked although I hope there are no problems with them as if I have to return them for any reason I will have to wait a much longer time for a replacement figure or part...

Anyway, I can't wait...

yodasan
01-23-2009, 01:17 AM
...They said that they had around 35 of them on hand...



Pix please! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Mighty_Jabba
01-23-2009, 03:20 AM
...They said that they had around 35 of them on hand...



Pix please! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



That would be quite a sight, wouldn't it?

Going back to our previous discussion about not having the edition size and number anywhere on the actual items, I just found out that they didn't number the Iron Man 1:1 bust that just came out either. That's pretty unusual, and it makes me wonder if it isn't a new policy or something.

One other thing that struck me when reading about the problems that buyers of the Iron Man bust are having with their paint applications is that they probably went with the weathered look because it would be very difficult for them to guarantee a perfect finish otherwise -- at least with the way their factories have been performing. The weathering gives them some room to hide imperfections. I actually prefer it, so I'm not complaining, but I'm kind of doubtful that they would make a full chrome 3PO.

fxcreator
01-23-2009, 05:56 PM
I received my missing fan slat today from Sideshow, my R is now complete again. Thank you Sideshow, everything worked out well.




Glad to hear your R2 will be healed now, congratulations!

Still haven't heard back on my Dome replacement, but maybe with everyone else getting calls that their's are on the way, I hope to hear soon.

Can't wait to see everyone's pictures!

fxcreator
01-23-2009, 06:01 PM
I recently contacted PANTHER96 about making a plaque for my Blade Runner blaster, and it occurred to me that he could probably make something pretty nice for the droids. He does metal plaques with color photos, or metallic ones similar to the MR plaques. The only thing is that I'm not sure how a plaque would look just sitting there on the stand. It might be too small. It would allow you to include your edition number if you so desired, though.

Here is his thread. (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=propsclassifieds&Number=3259737&Forum=f108&Words=plaques&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Main=3259737&Search=true&where=sub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=1&newertype=y&olderval=&oldertype=&bodyprev=#Post3259737)



That is a great idea, I'd get one. I was going to have one made locally, but these look much better than I've seen.

fxcreator
01-23-2009, 06:10 PM
I just got off the phone with Sideshow and got confirmation that the droids will be arriving on the 30th! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif Just in time for my birthday.



Congratulations! I can tell you from experience (since mine arrived a few days before my Birthday), that this will be one to remember! Happy Birthday to you!

Shadow
01-23-2009, 06:11 PM
I received my missing fan slat today from Sideshow, my R is now complete again. Thank you Sideshow, everything worked out well.




Glad to hear your R2 will be healed now, congratulations!

Still haven't heard back on my Dome replacement, but maybe with everyone else getting calls that their's are on the way, I hope to hear soon.

Can't wait to see everyone's pictures!


Here are some updated pics of my newly corrected R2.

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/3723/200901232sdq7.png

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4710/200901234som6.png

fxcreator
01-23-2009, 06:23 PM
he looks perfect, congrats!

deathstar1000
01-23-2009, 09:51 PM
he looks perfect, congrats!



QFT!

Sergiu
01-24-2009, 04:12 AM
SPLENDID!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

forcesensitive
01-24-2009, 05:27 AM
glad you worked it out http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

xwing717
01-24-2009, 06:10 AM
2nd payment on r2 down 3 to go hope the quality controll issues are fixed by the time im done with my payments.

larbob
01-24-2009, 07:33 AM
Your R2 looks great!, I wish there was room for him in my study.http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Pepe_Le_Moko
01-25-2009, 06:10 AM
That R2 is a thing of beauty. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

StarWarsHelmets
01-26-2009, 04:15 PM
I love the R2 - and the new photos are fantastic Shadow.

Thanks for sending.

Cheers

Jez

shadow_jedi
01-27-2009, 03:27 PM
thanks for the pics

andy http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Mighty_Jabba
01-28-2009, 09:03 PM
I got a call from UPS freight today and they told me that due to weather conditions, my C-3PO won't be arriving until February 2nd. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

yodasan
01-28-2009, 10:14 PM
Sorry to hear about the delay.

DarthPotts1975
01-28-2009, 10:37 PM
Sorry to hear about the delay.



yeah, i'm sorry to hear that as well

i'm really looking forward to seeing the first 3-po here on the boards

yodasan
01-29-2009, 01:18 AM
Supposedly mine has shipped but no call yet from a trucking company.
I don't think they can use the weather excuse between Socal and the
Bayarea... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Mighty_Jabba
01-29-2009, 08:29 AM
The race is afoot! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I'm a little annoyed by the weather delay, partially because the guy who called me didn't even mention there was any delay. He just said he had a package for delivery on the 2nd, and only gave me the story about weather after I told him I had been expecting it on the 30th. Luckily I'm self employed, so my schedule is more flexible than most people's, but I still have to make some preparations if I need to be home waiting on a particular day. Plus, my birthday is the 1st, and I had been hoping to get both droids before then, but now I'm getting neither.

bespin_boy
01-29-2009, 08:53 PM
Hey icruise.

I hear you. The store where I ordered mine said I would have them anytime between January 26th and February 6th. That wait is almost too much, man. I'm just hoping there's nothing wrong with them where I have to return them. That would s-u-c-k!

Jedinate
01-30-2009, 02:26 AM
I finally got the call that both are on the way. If I can get them before you guys I"ll post some pics.

Shadow
01-30-2009, 03:35 AM
We need to some more pics of the droids, congrats to everyone on their impending arrivals!!

forcesensitive
01-30-2009, 06:27 AM
can't wait to see them both together http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif
lucky you all who gets them http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Jedinate
01-30-2009, 02:31 PM
My R2 was supposed to have been shipped seperate from C-3PO over a week ago but it appears that UPS has lost my R2 from what I got on the phone from UPS. So it looks like I might get 3PO first even though he is shipping last. Why can't anything go smoothly when dealing with big expensive items. LOL!

deathstar1000
01-30-2009, 02:39 PM
How in the world do you lose something that big?!

Jedinate
01-30-2009, 03:31 PM
How in the world do you lose something that big?!



I have no idea unless they just have a ton of freight items on their dock at UPS. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Mighty_Jabba
01-30-2009, 06:32 PM
Man, I hope they find it soon. I'm sure that you'd be taken care of eventually in any case, but it would suck to have to wait around for a replacement.

I wonder what the situation is with Sideshow supposedly delaying R2s for individual inspections. Even things ordered from ADs are just getting drop-shipped from Sideshow, so hopefully you guys who have had yours ship recently will have already had yours inspected and not have any problems with breakage.

Jedinate
01-30-2009, 06:51 PM
I actually hoped they would show up individually so I won't be dealing with 2 pallets of huge boxes and can get them knocked out on different days. I should have at least 3PO with in a week so we will see and I'll keep you guys updated.

Mighty_Jabba
01-30-2009, 07:03 PM
That's exactly what I thought, which was why I wasn't overly bummed out about R2 coming later. Unpacking them both in one day could be pretty overwhelming. And if you get them a little while apart, you get to open something major on two different days, so it spreads the excitement out a bit.

Shadow
01-30-2009, 07:14 PM
How in the world do you lose something that big?!


R2 comes in three seperate boxes. The two boxes containing the base and main body are both very large and very heavy.

Mighty_Jabba
01-31-2009, 11:09 PM
I stumbled upon this youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0LeUz3Qsaw) of the Sideshow R2, which led me to the page (http://hk.myblog.yahoo.com/aryet-collections/article?mid=817) of its creator, apparently a Chinese guy who is a hardcore collector of R2-D2 stuff. It's in Chinese, but there are lots of pictures, and scroll down to the bottom for links to 4 other pages of pics.

I like the picture of him at a store with R2 and C-3PO, apparently in front of a Hot Toys sign. Do they have something to do with distributing them in China? He only has R2 as far as I can tell. The picture directly below it is of C-3PO's 4 boxes on the left and R2's 3 on the right.

SirTristram
01-31-2009, 11:39 PM
Wow....He has ....ah, an R2 fetish, I would say.

God, I wish I had the will power to NOT click on those you tube vids....They're making me not as enthusiastic about R2 as I was. I wish I could build one on my own....I want the thing to rotate its dome without me spinning it manually....and I want to to actually 'look' metal. Those shots on his site of some of the silver parts of R2 look pretty lame. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Mighty_Jabba
01-31-2009, 11:58 PM
I can't really agree with that. They're just not very high quality pictures, but I thought they were interesting since they showed some parts that we hadn't seen before.

SirTristram
02-01-2009, 12:27 AM
I can't really agree with that. They're just not very high quality pictures, but I thought they were interesting since they showed some parts that we hadn't seen before.



That's exactly what I noticed....parts I hadn't seen before.
I didn't ask for agreement, I was just stating personal thoughts on this piece. I didn't realize how much of these are faux metal looking.
I hope when my 3PO arrives that I regain the excitement I had when these were announced. ...Right now, it's severely waning.

StarWarsHelmets
02-01-2009, 05:39 AM
That's exactly what I noticed....parts I hadn't seen before.
I didn't ask for agreement, I was just stating personal thoughts on this piece. I didn't realize how much of these are faux metal looking.
I hope when my 3PO arrives that I regain the excitement I had when these were announced. ...Right now, it's severely waning.




I'm sure when all those lovely brown boxes are delivered to your door you'll be like a 12 year old kid on Christmas day!

oh and Happy Birthday icruise

Cheers

Jez

SalaciousCrumb
02-01-2009, 08:08 AM
Happy Birthday icruise. Hope you have a good one. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Chris Wyman
02-01-2009, 09:56 AM
Happy Birthday, icruise! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

bespin_boy
02-01-2009, 10:03 AM
Happy Birthday icruise!

Thx for the link! The pictures look great. Actually, the picture of the c-3po in front of the Hot Toys sign is promising. I think he looks awesome in the pic. The only thing I keep noticing is the top of 3po's right arm seems to be thicker than his shoulder piece in every pic but oh well...

Sergiu
02-01-2009, 11:25 AM
Happy birthday icruise!

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/7140/birthday02bm4.gif

Mighty_Jabba
02-01-2009, 11:43 AM
Thanks guys. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I won't be having my real party for a few days because some family members couldn't come until then. I'm planning to make and decorate a C-3PO cake for myself, so we'll see how that turns out. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SirTristram
02-01-2009, 03:01 PM
That's exactly what I noticed....parts I hadn't seen before.
I didn't ask for agreement, I was just stating personal thoughts on this piece. I didn't realize how much of these are faux metal looking.
I hope when my 3PO arrives that I regain the excitement I had when these were announced. ...Right now, it's severely waning.




I'm sure when all those lovely brown boxes are delivered to your door you'll be like a 12 year old kid on Christmas day!

oh and Happy Birthday icruise

Cheers

Jez



That is my very sincere hope! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

yodasan
02-01-2009, 03:39 PM
... I'm planning to make and decorate a C-3PO cake for myself, so we'll see how that turns out. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



We gotta see pictures of that!

I mean - please? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Mighty_Jabba
02-01-2009, 03:52 PM
... I'm planning to make and decorate a C-3PO cake for myself, so we'll see how that turns out. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



We gotta see pictures of that!

I mean - please? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



It all depends on how it turns out. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Pepe_Le_Moko
02-01-2009, 05:02 PM
Happy Birthday, icruise. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Mighty_Jabba
02-01-2009, 11:19 PM
Unless UPS loses him or something (http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif), C-3PO should be here between 12 and 2 tomorrow. Wish me luck. I'll be putting up lots of pictures.

Chris Wyman
02-01-2009, 11:38 PM
Unless UPS loses him or something (http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif), C-3PO should be here between 12 and 2 tomorrow. Wish me luck. I'll be putting up lots of pictures.



Looking forward to seeing those! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

yodasan
02-01-2009, 11:52 PM
Unless UPS loses him or something (http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif), C-3PO should be here between 12 and 2 tomorrow. Wish me luck. I'll be putting up lots of pictures.



http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

DarthPotts1975
02-02-2009, 12:08 AM
Best of luck and Happy Birthday!!

Shadow
02-02-2009, 01:41 AM
God, I wish I had the will power to NOT click on those you tube vids....They're making me not as enthusiastic about R2 as I was. I wish I could build one on my own....I want the thing to rotate its dome without me spinning it manually....and I want to to actually 'look' metal. Those shots on his site of some of the silver parts of R2 look pretty lame. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif


I'm not sure what silver parts your referring to that don't look like metal? I saw nothing he posted that hasn't already been posted in our own threads here on this board, and it all looks convincingly metal to me both in our photos and looking at in real life. I'm not really sure what expectations you have based on your comments? Like most screen props the item only has to achieve the visual illusion of being real, most of the time the details aren't both on the real props and these reproductions.

His pictured vents are more askew than the one I have and his whole unit is weathered distinctly differently. I can see now that there will be a great amount of variation among our units like what happened with the MR Falcon. That being said I can't be happier with mine having gotten one of the "good" ones. A couple of customizing tweaks and they are perfection.

SirTristram
02-02-2009, 09:42 AM
God, I wish I had the will power to NOT click on those you tube vids....They're making me not as enthusiastic about R2 as I was. I wish I could build one on my own....I want the thing to rotate its dome without me spinning it manually....and I want to to actually 'look' metal. Those shots on his site of some of the silver parts of R2 look pretty lame. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif


I'm not sure what silver parts your referring to that don't look like metal? I saw nothing he posted that hasn't already been posted in our own threads here on this board, and it all looks convincingly metal to me both in our photos and looking at in real life. I'm not really sure what expectations you have based on your comments? Like most screen props the item only has to achieve the visual illusion of being real, most of the time the details aren't both on the real props and these reproductions.

His pictured vents are more askew than the one I have and his whole unit is weathered distinctly differently. I can see now that there will be a great amount of variation among our units like what happened with the MR Falcon. That being said I can't be happier with mine having gotten one of the "good" ones. A couple of customizing tweaks and they are perfection.



I think it was actually in his video. It was particularly noticeable in between R2's legs where they meet his body. Those painted silvery spaces right under his dome.
This pic is a bit far away but you can even see it at this distance.
http://f20.yahoofs.com/hkblog/OR8Q__DOT___uCFRZXYJ3GhYUPlxY-_5/blog/ap_20090124014546664.jpg.jpg?ib_____DvFg85s5G

Shadow
02-02-2009, 09:47 AM
Unless UPS loses him or something (http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif), C-3PO should be here between 12 and 2 tomorrow. Wish me luck. I'll be putting up lots of pictures.


You know we are all pulling for you today! Standing by for the pics!

Dealing with those Jawas can be tricky; I know you may not have much of a choice but if you get a translator try to be sure it speaks Bocce.

Shadow
02-02-2009, 10:13 AM
(The image is not showing up in the post for some reason, but I did follow the link and looked at the image online.)

While that is a good photo; the color balance is way off which is really skewing the perception of the unit for me, (shot with tungsten incandescent lights while the shot is color balanced for daylight.) If you compare the weathering patterns on it they are very different from my own and the other R2ís weíve seen posted, which were closer to what I have.

By your description I think your talking about his shoulder joints. Personally Iím not sure if they had used real metal for those two joints it would look any better. The paint carries the visual illusion quite well on my own unit when I look at it. With any prop if you visually study it very close up youíll always notice things, but if you step back a bit and look at the overall item itís actually quite good. That is what I mean about expectations, nothing will ever be absolutely perfect in everything, even a hand built droid will never be ďperfectĒ, and someone somewhere can always find something wrong if they really want to. I think this is a good approximation of R2 and for me personally it is good enough to serve its intended purpose as a display piece the same way that the R2 builders are happy with their functional droids, which if nitpicked may not be 100% perfect or suitable for strictly display pieces.

SirTristram
02-02-2009, 10:57 AM
That's good. As long as it looks good in person.

yodasan
02-02-2009, 12:56 PM
Just got The Call - my Threepio is now scheduled to be
delivered tomorrow, late afternoon. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

DarthPotts1975
02-02-2009, 01:19 PM
Just got The Call - my Threepio is now scheduled to be
delivered tomorrow, late afternoon. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



congrats Adam, next day shipping.....cool!!

my 3-po will be paid in full on Wednesday, so i'll be right there with you guys soon http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Shadow
02-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Just got The Call - my Threepio is now scheduled to be
delivered tomorrow, late afternoon. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



congrats Adam, next day shipping.....cool!!

my 3-po will be paid in full on Wednesday, so i'll be right there with you guys soon http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif


This is great news, watching these threads with great interest as a member of the extended family. Congrats to Adam, Matt and Icruise!!

We need to see those pics!!

DarthPotts1975
02-02-2009, 03:07 PM
Wow!!! that was fast!!!

i got my call already, should be here on Thursday

i guess i got some thinking to do as i still dont have a spot picked out yet http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Mighty_Jabba
02-02-2009, 03:15 PM
I guess I only "won" this race by a day or two. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

It's good to hear that so many others are getting theirs too.

yodasan
02-02-2009, 03:23 PM
Wow!!! that was fast!!!

i got my call already, should be here on Thursday

i guess i got some thinking to do as i still dont have a spot picked out yet http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



WHAT? you gotta be kidding -

DarthPotts1975
02-02-2009, 03:33 PM
Wow!!! that was fast!!!

i got my call already, should be here on Thursday

i guess i got some thinking to do as i still dont have a spot picked out yet http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



WHAT? you gotta be kidding -



He is on his way!! i would never kid around when it comes to my 3-po http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

yodasan
02-02-2009, 03:35 PM
I meant I was very surprised that you don't have a spot picked out! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif






Wow!!! that was fast!!!

i got my call already, should be here on Thursday

i guess i got some thinking to do as i still dont have a spot picked out yet http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



WHAT? you gotta be kidding -



He is on his way!! i would never kid around when it comes to my 3-po http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

DarthPotts1975
02-02-2009, 03:38 PM
oops.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Battery
02-02-2009, 05:11 PM
Hey icruise, remember in V.2 when we were talking about ADs and their stock? I talked to mine today when he stopped by to deliver my Tusken Raider PF, and he said that SS does not restrict the number of any given product that he can order from them. After he places his initial order, he can always go back and order more as long as SS still has some available.

Mighty_Jabba
02-02-2009, 05:20 PM
That's interesting. Makes me wonder why some ADs are "sold out" then.

Battery
02-02-2009, 05:31 PM
Maybe they just place an order and not look back? I suppose if they do a lot of business, it wouldn't be worth the time to go back when having to worry about new stock & orders.

Neal
02-02-2009, 11:18 PM
i guess i got some thinking to do as i still dont have a spot picked out yet http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



Put him next to the sink in your bathroom with a hand towel or two draped over his arm.
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

DarthPotts1975
02-02-2009, 11:30 PM
i guess i got some thinking to do as i still dont have a spot picked out yet http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



Put him next to the sink in your bathroom with a hand towel or two draped over his arm.
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



thats one expensive towel holder http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Mighty_Jabba
02-03-2009, 07:32 PM
Just got The Call - my Threepio is now scheduled to be
delivered tomorrow, late afternoon. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Any sign of him yet?

SirTristram
01-10-2010, 10:47 PM
I'll wait and see what they say before I start requesting anything.

Mighty_Jabba
01-11-2010, 10:52 AM
Why is this thread being bumped now instead of starting a new one? Seems a little disjointed.

Chris Wyman
01-11-2010, 10:53 AM
Why is this thread being bumped now instead of starting a new one? Seems a little disjointed.



Because the other thread hit the 500 post mark and this thread was no where near it. No need to start a new thread yet.

Rodders
01-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Has there been any further news on your R2 unit SirTristram?

SirTristram
01-17-2010, 12:05 PM
Has there been any further news on your R2 unit SirTristram?



None.

Shadow
01-17-2010, 07:34 PM
I had a friend over yesterday who made the off hand comment to me 'it's a good thing you don't have a housekeeper'. They would be trying to clean my R2 because he looks so dirty! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

My new fear in life, don't let your housekeepers near your collections. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

SirTristram
01-17-2010, 07:48 PM
Who can afford a housekeeper? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

SalaciousCrumb
01-18-2010, 10:01 AM
Who can afford a housekeeper? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



People who don't collect Star Wars stuff. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Chris Wyman
01-23-2010, 01:35 PM
You want to talk about a killer display...check out this awesome custom base from TomSpinaDesigns over at The RPF (http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?p=1102085#post1102085)!

http://www.tomspinadesigns.com/Displays_files/Themed-Droid-Base-Home-Theater-Prop.jpg

Shadow
01-23-2010, 01:46 PM
One word: WOW!!!

SirTristram
01-23-2010, 02:51 PM
......Awesome.


Just Awesome!!!

bespin_boy
01-23-2010, 06:22 PM
WOWO! This looks unbelievable! I wish I had enough room in my tiny condo for something like this. As it is, i've had to leave my droids in my mom's basement as my new place is too small... The r2 looks more white in his pics too. Anytime I take pics of mine it looks yellow so i'm wondering if the color is modified on his.

That's beautiful...

Shadow
01-24-2010, 12:46 AM
The r2 looks more white in his pics too. Anytime I take pics of mine it looks yellow so i'm wondering if the color is modified on his.


The highlights are all blown out on the R2; look at the dome and top of R2's shoulders, all of the detail is gone. It looks whiter because the contrast is pumped up too high in the photo.

SirTristram
01-24-2010, 01:38 AM
How much, I wonder?

bespin_boy
01-24-2010, 03:07 AM
Can you buy them?

Dunk
01-24-2010, 08:18 AM
Great job!

SirTristram
01-24-2010, 11:37 AM
Can you buy them?

You can have them made for you...yes, you can buy them. They are custom made and not retail sold.

zoid2323
01-24-2010, 11:38 AM
OMG that custom base makes me want the 1:1 Droids even more now. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Shadow
01-24-2010, 02:05 PM
OMG that custom base makes me want the 1:1 Droids even more now. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif


I have to agree, I can see that base generating some sale of the droids. The possibilities! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Tusken_Raiders
01-25-2010, 04:06 AM
Man, those bases definitely make these driods even more desirable...

TomSpinaDesigns
01-25-2010, 10:38 AM
Thanks for all the kind words about our work on this project! We love taking already good replicas (like the sideshow droids) and trying to take things to the next level. To create a sense of "scene" and/or to capture a moment from the film.

When we create something like this, it's almost always 100% custom. We get input from the client (in this case, we toyed around with several different scenes before settling on Tatooine... this was almost a Hoth ice cave display!). Then we do some sketches and settle on a design, but the real magic happens in the carving.

In that regard, artist Rich Riley really deserves the bulk of the credit! He took loose sketches and concepts and really turned it into something special.

The best part of all of this was how pleased the client was when he received it. That's always my favorite part and a moment I think about all through the process!

If anyone's interested in seeing more of our work, check out our homepage: Movie Prop Displays by Tom Spina Designs (http://www.tomspinadesigns.com)

We're always up for discussing other unique displays and/or themed elements, so don't hesitate to email (can be found on the site) anytime with your ideas or inquiries!

thanks again!

best,
Tom

Chris Wyman
01-25-2010, 06:45 PM
Tom, did you happen to have any type of concept drawn up for the Hoth stand? I would have loved to see that one come to fruition!

Rodders
01-26-2010, 06:21 AM
That base looks superb. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

TomSpinaDesigns
01-26-2010, 08:52 AM
That base looks superb. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



thanks kindly!

Tom

TomSpinaDesigns
01-26-2010, 08:57 AM
Tom, did you happen to have any type of concept drawn up for the Hoth stand? I would have loved to see that one come to fruition!



Hey Chris,

That one never got beyond the "throwing ideas around" stage. At the time though, we were talking about a piece that would've gone on a wall with a doorway, going up and over the door, theming both sides.

There would've been grooved ice/snow for that carved-out Hoth cavern look. We'd have added details like snow stalagmites/stalactites and hoses running across.

I'm incredibly pleased with how the Tatooine base turned out, but also curious about what we could've done with the Hoth concept.

You never know though. Folks approach us for all sorts of stuff, so perhaps someday we'll do an ice cave display for something! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

best,
Tom

Chris Wyman
01-26-2010, 10:56 AM
Tom, did you happen to have any type of concept drawn up for the Hoth stand? I would have loved to see that one come to fruition!



Hey Chris,

That one never got beyond the "throwing ideas around" stage. At the time though, we were talking about a piece that would've gone on a wall with a doorway, going up and over the door, theming both sides.

There would've been grooved ice/snow for that carved-out Hoth cavern look. We'd have added details like snow stalagmites/stalactites and hoses running across.

I'm incredibly pleased with how the Tatooine base turned out, but also curious about what we could've done with the Hoth concept.

You never know though. Folks approach us for all sorts of stuff, so perhaps someday we'll do an ice cave display for something! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

best,
Tom



That sounds awesome. Hope to see it some day! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Shadow
01-26-2010, 11:51 AM
I can envision having a custom made for my R2 at some point depending on the price point.

TomSpinaDesigns
01-27-2010, 09:34 PM
That sounds awesome. Hope to see it some day! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Thanks Chris... me too! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



I can envision having a custom made for my R2 at some point depending on the price point.



Best advice for anyone interested in potentially commissioning a custom display is to drop us an email (address is on the site www.TomSpinaDesigns.com (http://www.TomSpinaDesigns.com) ) and we can discuss ideas and work out an estimate for you.

thanks again all http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

best,
Tom

StarWarsHelmets
02-01-2010, 10:10 AM
Lovely work Tom!

Cheers

Jez

TomSpinaDesigns
02-10-2010, 11:09 AM
Thanks kindly Jez!

Tom

DarthBeek
02-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Are these the SS droids?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/Darthbeek/droooids.jpg

spudmanski
02-12-2010, 05:18 PM
Are these the SS droids?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/Darthbeek/droooids.jpg



This is the work of Cťdric Delsaux. He uses Star Wars collectibles from Hasbro, Attakus and photoshops them in to real world scenes. I think these are Hasbro.

Google his name and look for his site and other images. His work is really, really good.

Mighty_Jabba
03-26-2010, 12:56 AM
I haven't posted here in a while, but I've had some adventures related to my C-3PO in the past couple of months. I decided a while ago that I was going to sell mine because business had been very slow and I could have really used the money at the time. I put him up on ebay and after a while he actually sold for what I considered to be a pretty good price (less than retail, but not low enough that I was losing a lot of money).

However, when I was taking him apart to pack him up, the part in his left leg where you screw in the iron rod broke. Needless to say, I wasn't happy. I think it was partially my fault, but I'm not very impressed with how these were designed. It was still possible to assemble him with that part broken, but it's considerably more difficult and he wasn't very stable. The buyer was understanding, so we just called off the sale.

A little while later it occurred to me that Sideshow might be able to help me out. I called them and they said they could give me a new leg if I paid to send the broken one back to them and also paid their shipping costs to send the replacement. Seemed like a decent deal. Their shipping costs were just under $40, but (presumably because I don't get discounts like they do) it cost me about $65 to send the broken one to them. I asked them why it was necessary to send the broken one back, but they just said that was the way it had to be.

After a couple weeks with C-3PO in pieces around my office, I got the replacement leg and reassembled him. But I found that the lights and sounds didn't work. The AC adapter plugs into the left ankle, so it seemed that I got a defective leg. I told them about it and they agreed to send me "one final leg" on the condition that I pay their shipping costs and destroy the first leg. I agreed, and the leg came yesterday. But the lights and sounds still don't work. They worked fine even after the first leg broke, so I'm not sure what the deal is. I wish they hadn't made me send back the first leg, because I could've used that to be sure whether the problem was in the leg or the rest of the statue.

Anyway, I'm out $150 in shipping charges and I still have a broken C-3PO, but at least he's structurally sound now. With the broken leg, he was too tipsy for my liking. I did convince them to let me keep the second leg so I'd have a spare in case I ever had a break like I did before, so that's something. I'll have to give Sideshow some credit for how they handled the situation. It had been about a year since I got him, so they didn't really have to do anything for me.

Luckily business is picking up again, so I think I'm just going to keep him after all. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Tusken_Raiders
03-26-2010, 02:38 AM
That sucks that for $6k their so fragile...

SirTristram
03-26-2010, 09:12 AM
I actually can't even talk about my R2 dilemma. It's is way too frustrating and I am past the point of having any kind of civil or productive discourse regarding it. Shame.

Rodders
03-26-2010, 01:56 PM
Yeah, as cool as these look in the photos, they really seem to have far too many issues than they're worth. I really don't see them as being worth the money. I doubt that Sideshow will try this again. Shame.

Still, perhaps another licence down the line...

DarthPotts1975
03-26-2010, 02:23 PM
I haven't posted here in a while, but I've had some adventures related to my C-3PO in the past couple of months. I decided a while ago that I was going to sell mine because business had been very slow and I could have really used the money at the time. I put him up on ebay and after a while he actually sold for what I considered to be a pretty good price (less than retail, but not low enough that I was losing a lot of money).

However, when I was taking him apart to pack him up, the part in his left leg where you screw in the iron rod broke. Needless to say, I wasn't happy. I think it was partially my fault, but I'm not very impressed with how these were designed. It was still possible to assemble him with that part broken, but it's considerably more difficult and he wasn't very stable. The buyer was understanding, so we just called off the sale.

A little while later it occurred to me that Sideshow might be able to help me out. I called them and they said they could give me a new leg if I paid to send the broken one back to them and also paid their shipping costs to send the replacement. Seemed like a decent deal. Their shipping costs were just under $40, but (presumably because I don't get discounts like they do) it cost me about $65 to send the broken one to them. I asked them why it was necessary to send the broken one back, but they just said that was the way it had to be.

After a couple weeks with C-3PO in pieces around my office, I got the replacement leg and reassembled him. But I found that the lights and sounds didn't work. The AC adapter plugs into the left ankle, so it seemed that I got a defective leg. I told them about it and they agreed to send me "one final leg" on the condition that I pay their shipping costs and destroy the first leg. I agreed, and the leg came yesterday. But the lights and sounds still don't work. They worked fine even after the first leg broke, so I'm not sure what the deal is. I wish they hadn't made me send back the first leg, because I could've used that to be sure whether the problem was in the leg or the rest of the statue.

Anyway, I'm out $150 in shipping charges and I still have a broken C-3PO, but at least he's structurally sound now. With the broken leg, he was too tipsy for my liking. I did convince them to let me keep the second leg so I'd have a spare in case I ever had a break like I did before, so that's something. I'll have to give Sideshow some credit for how they handled the situation. It had been about a year since I got him, so they didn't really have to do anything for me.

Luckily business is picking up again, so I think I'm just going to keep him after all. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif




Hmmm......That sounds like a familar story......I had 3 leg rods break before I finally called it quits and got a refund.

I'm sorry but these are pieces of junk!!.....I probably sound bitter but after my whole ordeal its understandable.

Mighty_Jabba
03-26-2010, 03:43 PM
Yeah, I thought about your experience many times when this was happening to me.

I did notice that the part where you screw the iron rod looked different in the new legs that they sent me, so maybe they improved it somehow. I wouldn't bet on it though.

SirTristram
03-26-2010, 06:49 PM
Yeah, as cool as these look in the photos, they really seem to have far too many issues than they're worth. I really don't see them as being worth the money. I doubt that Sideshow will try this again. Shame.

Still, perhaps another licence down the line...



Actually, they said that they are continuing with the 1:1 large scale Star Wars pieces and they blatantly hinted that the Hansicle (Carbonite) is on the docket to be produced.

Shadow
03-28-2010, 02:13 AM
Yeah, as cool as these look in the photos, they really seem to have far too many issues than they're worth. I really don't see them as being worth the money. I doubt that Sideshow will try this again. Shame.

Still, perhaps another licence down the line...



Actually, they said that they are continuing with the 1:1 large scale Star Wars pieces and they blatantly hinted that the Hansicle (Carbonite) is on the docket to be produced.


While I still feel quite blessed to have my own 1:1 R2, (which I received with its own many issues I had to sort through), I don't think I would trust buying another 1:1 large item from Sideshow again with all of the poor quality issues we've had with them.

Owning my own R2 is a grail item for me so I was willing to put up with a lot and I've made many necessary repairs and modifications to mine to overcome factory faults and mistakes on it. I would not be so forgiving to do this again on such a large ticket item from them or take the risk with that much money at stake.

They really, really need to prove they can do this right and deliver high quality to match the high price. Based on our own personal experiences here they have not done this yet.

bespin_boy
03-28-2010, 07:59 AM
wow, do you guys feel sideshow ultimately failed on the customer service side of all of this? Would your feelings on the droids change if the service was quicker and more responsive? Probably silly questions but I feel like there was alot of customer neglect on their part...

I haven't moved my droids since i bought them. i'm way too nervous. i actually moved and ended up leaving them in my mom's basement as i'm terrified to move them. i tried moving my r2 once and two of the ankle cables broke. I glued them back together. i go there every week though to dust them lol.

SirTristram
03-28-2010, 08:48 AM
I have not moved mine either. R2 should be easy, but 3PO is another story.....I am moving in a year and I don't even want to think about having to move all this stuff! Yikes! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

SoonerSean
03-28-2010, 10:23 AM
What is the main "problem" as you guys who have this large items see it? It seems to me, just reading about the problems, that Sideshow failed b/c these items are SO big and heavy and yet they are made out of materials that maybe aren't designed to handle the size/weight let alone the requirement that they be shipped around the country. When you combine somewhat fragile materials, electronics, and the need to ship them... doesn't that seem like a combination for disaster? Maybe made worse when you combine the need to "build" the piece once it arrives vs. individual parts, i.e. every time you take something apart you run the risk of a break.

Or is it simply poor manufacturing?

I think these items look great... but maybe they were better in theory and design than they were upon execution.

SirTristram
03-28-2010, 11:14 AM
Yes, they are statues.....big statues.
They should have just made droids (like the R2 builders group) and not statues. They could have done that for the same price, basically.
There was some poor manufacturing, but the shipping and most definitely, the handling of these created some of the problems. I have cracks and dislodged wires.
They can do these....they just need to learn from their mistakes. I have faith in them, even though I had one of the worst horror stories here. I believe.
I will buy their Han in Carbonite. It's my Grail piece (and it could not be worse than the one I have from Illusive Concepts)

bespin_boy
03-28-2010, 12:22 PM
I think you make a good point. These things aren't made of steel so yeah, you do run a risk of damaging them if having to dissasemble, move and reassemble them. This would be the case regardless if they are statues or builders club droids (Do they make C-3POs too?)

I definitely don't think these statues are junk. I love them and they are the grail of my collection. I was curious if you felt that Sideshow had stepped-up to ensure resolution and customer satisfaction had been met in cases where there were issues. From what I read, there seemed to be a little bit of frustration over the actual process and limitations regarding getting replacement parts.

I do have faith in the products also and will continue to buy as long as my wallet allows me!

Mighty_Jabba
03-28-2010, 03:13 PM
I think Sir Tristram is completely correct when he says that they should've made actual droids (by which I mean more of a replica of the costumes used on screen) rather than statues of the droids. The #1 problem with these pieces is that they are too damn heavy. C-3PO weighs about as much as I do, and I'm a big guy. This makes them hard to ship, hard to assemble, hard to disassemble, and hard to move. I'm sure the actual costumes weren't a fraction this heavy, and I doubt that Don Post droids were either.

I think the reason they're so heavy is that they have a lot of polystone in them, but polystone really has no business being used in an item like this, since it also makes them inordinately fragile. I think they were probably trying to make them as cheaply as possible by using cheaper materials and reducing the number of parts, but to some extent it backfired, since they had to spend so much on replacements and customer service. Still, I have a feeling that we would be shocked if we knew Sideshow's true cost to manufacture these items.

Anyway, C-3PO still looks pretty cool in my office, so it's not a total loss by any means, but I consider this to be a sort of life lesson. I don't think I would ever buy something so large and expensive again. The enjoyment I've gotten out of the piece hasn't come close to justifying the price tag, especially when you factor in the problems I've had. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

StarWarsHelmets
03-28-2010, 04:57 PM
Wow. I'm amazed that so many people have had problems with their Sideshow statues.

Given their huge cost, SSC should have spent a lot more time ensuring their Quality Control was up to scratch.

IMO they really should get this sorted before looking to do more similarly priced items

Cheers

Jez

Shadow
03-28-2010, 06:24 PM
Given their huge cost, SSC should have spent a lot more time ensuring their Quality Control was up to scratch.

IMO they really should get this sorted before looking to do more similarly priced items


That sums up the problems with the droids as far as Iím concerned, and is why they have to do quite a bit of fence mending to prove they are capable before I would make such an expensive purchase again on another 1:1 life size statue from them.

Like Iíve stated multiple times already my R2 is my personal grail item, so Iím more willing to overlook and forgive some things just to have one, especially since I've been able to fix most of the issues myself. Iím extremely happy still with the end result and my R2 will never part company with me, he is the sentimental pinnacle of my collection of many awesome high-end items. Iíve made enough changes to correct him, he is far from factory stock now and is essentially my own one of a kind custom.

The fact that I had to fix so many issues is the point of my dissatisfaction with Sideshows quality control on such a large cost item. I thought their customer service was fine to me when I brought the problems to their attention, I just shouldnít have had the problems to begin with since they seemed so totally avoidable if the proper amount of quality care had been taken at the factory.

The factory quality control is my largest complaint on these, they are inconsistent, and you can see way too many shortcuts were made during the manufacturing process. Did no one look or check these before they were shipped out??? The issues I ran into were obviously caused during the manufacturing process and should have been corrected long before mine was packaged and shipped to me. For the price tag we paid, way more quality assurances and checks should have been made, and these problems should never have been missed. Iím left with the opinion that the factory really didnít care about the quality of their work and no one held them accountable for it. I donít have confidence they are producing quality products in this line, despite my happiness just to own one that I can live with after my own corrections.

Should they be doing a better job in every respect to quality control on the product that is shipping to the customer at this price point, HECK YES!!! Do I feel confident they have learned their lessons and will I be willing to drop another 5K on more life size statues from them, HECK NO!!! I need to see reliable proof first that things have improved, their prototypes looked awesome, and their shipped products fell way short of those. Correctible, yes, but the customer shouldnít be the one needing to make the corrections.

Shadow
03-28-2010, 06:36 PM
I have not moved mine either. R2 should be easy, but 3PO is another story.....I am moving in a year and I don't even want to think about having to move all this stuff! Yikes! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif


I moved my entire collection across counties 60 miles in two round trips using a very large U-Haul truck. My R2 was moved by himself, heavily wrapped in bubble wrap to avoid any potential damage and using furniture dollies and elevators to get him to his final destination. He easily weighs several hundreds of pounds and no less than two or three people are required if you donít want to damage him. He can be fragile to pick up because of the extensive use of polystone for the legs, hair line fractures being the result in the shoulders. The weathering tends to hide them, if he was pristine in finish this would be a huge problem.

I could never sell him even if I wanted too; there is no way I could ever ship him to the buyer undamaged.

Mighty_Jabba
03-28-2010, 07:51 PM
I could never sell him even if I wanted too; there is no way I could ever ship him to the buyer undamaged.



That's exactly right, and that's one major reason that I decided to give up selling my C-3PO. I think if the buyer picked him up in person, you could do it without too much problem. He breaks up into more pieces than the R2, which makes it a bit more manageable. But shipping him is very complicated and expensive, and has a big potential for damage.

One thing that I discovered when I was thinking of selling my C-3PO is that shipping him is not easy. You basically have to use a freight service, but from what I could tell after talking with several places on the phone, you basically can't insure it for anywhere near the actual value, at least not without buying a special policy of some sort. I was quoted prices up to and exceeding $1000 just to ship him with an appropriate amount of insurance (and even shipping him uninsured was going to be $600+). I'm pretty sure Sideshow just shipped them without insurance because it would be cheaper for them to just replace anything that broke than to insure them all. That's fine for them, I guess, but for a private owner it makes things difficult.

In a way, maybe I'm lucky that he broke before I tried sending him. What if he had broken badly in transit? That would be a nightmare.

StarWarsHelmets
03-30-2010, 04:21 AM
Guys, I'm sorry to hear your horror stories about these pieces.

So bottom line is it sounds like SSE cut corners in the manufacture process, and in settling for Polystone opted for a material that really wasnt up for the job (given the likely requirement to ship long distances).

Equally importantly, it decided not to pro-actively ensure they delivered a quality product (thru a robust QC process), but instead to reactively respond when a problem occured (which it often did).

From what youre saying theyve aggravated and shunned the very customers they really should have embraced http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Cheers

Jez

SirTristram
03-30-2010, 11:31 AM
Thanks for summing it up succinctly, Jez.
I still think they are a great company, but yes, there were too many problems that amounted to serious issues with these very expensive pieces!

SoonerSean
03-30-2010, 04:34 PM
Anything you buy that costs more than say $19.99 (TV infomercials) should stand up or at least reflect via quality the amount you paid.

When I pay $100 for a 1/6th scale SS product - it should stand on it's own, not have floppy joints, pieces should fit together, etc. That's not always the case... and for $100 it's frustrating.

When you talk about $5000-$6000 -- there's no question whatsoever that the items should arrive in MINT condition. They should be perfect.

Yes... rare things would happen - that's life. But it shouldn't be enough that even a handful of guys would be able to compare notes about the issues they've had.

Shadow
03-31-2010, 09:17 PM
When you talk about $5000-$6000 -- there's no question whatsoever that the items should arrive in MINT condition. They should be perfect.

Yes... rare things would happen - that's life. But it shouldn't be enough that even a handful of guys would be able to compare notes about the issues they've had.


That is the source of my frustration with Sideshow over all of this. If my own issues had been in a vacuum I would have just accepted it as my luck of the draw; Iím happy I was able to get most of it sorted out. Now that it is obvious from talking to others that no one has received one that didnít have major issues of some sort, it is a pattern of neglect reflecting directly on their complete lack of quality control and care concerning these items.

I want to support Sideshow, I really do, but I canít trust them with my money on another item this expensive until they can really demonstrate that they can get it right, and not repeat these same errors again. That is why I wonít even consider buying another life-size item from them in these price ranges, even though in any other circumstance I would have. They need to show through satisfied customers receiving quality shipped products of this nature that they are shipping quality items again.

DarthPotts1975
03-31-2010, 09:53 PM
You would think it would be hard to screw up on a 1:1 Han in carbonite......Right http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

StarWarsHelmets
04-01-2010, 05:45 AM
You would think it would be hard to screw up on a 1:1 Han in carbonite......Right http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif



Well unless their QC has improved I can foresee non-blinking lights and people having to send off for replacement Han fingers http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Wasn't SSC's next lifesize going to be the Ep3 Clone Trooper and then Ep4 Stormtrooper?

Cheers

Jez

SirTristram
04-01-2010, 03:49 PM
I didn't hear that, but they definitely said that Han in Carbonite was on the docket for the future.

Pepe_Le_Moko
04-01-2010, 06:28 PM
Yes, Han in Carbonite is something SS would like to produce, but it's not currently in development (according to a recent Q&A).

SirTristram
04-01-2010, 11:29 PM
Yeah, I saw that tonight....They'll do it. It may not be soon, but they will.

Pepe_Le_Moko
04-02-2010, 12:50 PM
How much do you think it will cost?

Shadow
04-02-2010, 02:38 PM
How much do you think it will cost?


And based on the quality of the 1:1 C-3PO and R2 you've already purchased what evidence do you have that makes you think this one will be any better? Blind faith that is countered by real first hand experience is truly blind wishful thinking.

Going forward, I'm now skeptical on their 1:1 large ticket items until proven good through actual positive experience. I need to know who is producing it and proof that things have been corrected so we don't have the same quality issues all over again. Someone needs to care for this not to happen again.

Pepe_Le_Moko
04-02-2010, 02:54 PM
I didn't purchase either of the 1:1 scale droids, and based on the number of QC issues, I probably made the right decision. I'm just curious as to what others think a 1:1 scale Han in Carbonite would cost.

Mighty_Jabba
04-02-2010, 03:38 PM
I would think around $5000. Yes, it's less complicated than a droid, but I'm guessing that Sideshow will still charge about the same amount.

Shadow
04-02-2010, 04:20 PM
I would think around $5000. Yes, it's less complicated than a droid, but I'm guessing that Sideshow will still charge about the same amount.


It will be using about the same amount of materials, (polystone with limited electronics), that the droids used for their mass so I also expect the cost to be about the same. The packaging and shipping would also be about the same.

Edit: And yes I will be interested in a 1:1 Han in Carbonite also. I just need to see a lot of the final product first before I plunk down an order.

xwing717
04-26-2010, 04:43 AM
Man sideshow really dropped the ball on the quality controll on these. Lots of people had problems on the initial delvery of them. Although mine had no initial problems now all the parts that wer glued onto it are starting to fall off. Ive lost the glass peice from the holo projecter and just yesterday one of the metal hoses on one of the feet. You'd think for 5400 bux the glue would last a little more than a year. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif I was contimplating getting 3p0 next month but now im scared to invest that kinda dough only to have it fall apart in less than a year.

SirTristram
04-26-2010, 09:24 AM
They just fell off? WTF? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Sergiu
04-26-2010, 09:31 AM
This thread is scary... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

DarthPotts1975
04-26-2010, 09:46 AM
Total junk!!

I'm so glad I opted a refund.

spudmanski
04-26-2010, 10:16 AM
How sad that these went from grail level desires to don't want to touch with a 10' barge pole.

Sorry to see all the troubles so many are having with these.

The_Chosen_1
04-26-2010, 10:17 AM
Sorry to hear it, man! It seems like the horror stories about these just keep coming... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Ham_Solo
04-26-2010, 11:08 AM
Man sideshow really dropped the ball on the quality controll on these. Lots of people had problems on the initial delvery of them. Although mine had no initial problems now all the parts that wer glued onto it are starting to fall off. Ive lost the glass peice from the holo projecter and just yesterday one of the metal hoses on one of the feet. You'd think for 5400 bux the glue would last a little more than a year. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif I was contimplating getting 3p0 next month but now im scared to invest that kinda dough only to have it fall apart in less than a year.



What a shame. I feel for you, bro. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

xwing717
04-26-2010, 10:59 PM
They just fell off? WTF? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

It shocked me about a month ago i found the glass peice from the holo projector laying on the base not much glue was left behind so it looks like they wer skimpy with it. Then the other day i saw that the mesh hose on the leg was out of the fitting i went to put it back in and the otherside let go. Their's a plastic dowel in each end that is glued into the fittings. Thankfully were a craft family and theirs pleanty of industrial craft glue around but the glue job they did should have lasted much longer. I do not regret buying r2 in the least bit. It's awsome to wake up to him every day but for $5400 it should have been put together with a little more care.

Shadow
04-27-2010, 01:39 AM
I echo your sentiments. Iím still thrilled to have my R2 and I wouldnít ever want to not have him. I just wish that Sideshows quality control had been much tighter on these. For the amount of money spent, we shouldnít have had these issues to sort through.

Their new Vader reveal statue sets the standard for quality they should have had for the droids as well.

ZVSITH
06-02-2010, 10:23 PM
these are now soldout at sideshow

SirTristram
06-02-2010, 10:46 PM
Damn!
Bring on SDCC and the next 1:1 piece!





...(just wishful thinking! Bring on a proper Han in Carbonite!!!)

zoid2323
06-03-2010, 06:02 PM
I wish I could've bought the 1:1 Droids but my wife would've kill me if these were delivered to my house. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Rodders
06-16-2010, 06:21 AM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/STAR-WARS-LIFESIZE-RED-R2D2-AKA-R5D4-REPLICA-FILM-PROP-/260536758233?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_DVD_Film_TV_Film_Memorabilia_LE&hash=item3ca9336fd9

I've posted this for icruise, but thought that you guys would like a look too.

StarWarsHelmets
06-19-2010, 06:12 PM
That looks nasty - especially the dome

Looks like the seller is Skywa&kers

Cheers

Jez

Shadow
06-27-2010, 10:09 PM
That looks nasty - especially the dome


I concur, Yikes!!

ZVSITH
06-28-2010, 12:43 PM
that base is awesome! where did u have that made?