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Chris Wyman
02-12-2010, 04:28 PM
Continued from previous thread (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3832017&page=0&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1).

Sergiu
02-18-2010, 02:25 PM
With my recent medical bills I'm happy that I can keep my order with this one. But do we have any news about the regular edition size? On the other hand there are already members talking about custom made stands, even some very imaginative ones like the crane in Vader meditation chamber. When the EX stand is released and when we get Vader in hand, I cannot wait to see what guys on RPF come with in matter of stands.

Pepe_Le_Moko
02-18-2010, 02:31 PM
Sorry to hear about your medical bills, Sergiu. I'm glad that you are able to keep your order, though. Provided it turns out well, the Vader bust will rank alongside the MR Falcon as one of those Holy Grail items for Star Wars collectors everywhere.

Tusken_Raiders
02-19-2010, 04:01 AM
Sorry to hear about your medical bills, Sergiu. I'm glad that you are able to keep your order, though. Provided it turns out well, the Vader bust will rank alongside the MR Falcon as one of those Holy Grail items for Star Wars collectors everywhere.



Yeah Serg, I hope your doing well. Your also right Pepe, this will be a 'grail' if it comes out well.

Sergiu
02-21-2010, 08:42 AM
Still no photo of the EX stand yet? Without a separate neck part the helmet on the stand will look bad and incomplete, it might look like the helmet of the Illusive Vader bust:

http://i27.tinypic.com/aolvf9.jpg

wolfdog51
02-21-2010, 09:16 AM
Is this the finale product. I'll wait until I get it,but I might be sending it back. Maybe its just the angle of the picture but it doesn't look all that good to me.

Vitus
02-21-2010, 10:53 AM
that one is the illusive concepts (ICONS) 1:1 bust not the sideshow. THe base is way different.

Sergiu
02-21-2010, 11:05 AM
Is this the finale product. I'll wait until I get it,but I might be sending it back. Maybe its just the angle of the picture but it doesn't look all that good to me.



That is the Illusive Concepts Vader bust.

wolfdog51
02-21-2010, 11:18 AM
Thanks,I feel better now.

Kollect_O_maniaK
02-21-2010, 11:44 AM
http://i27.tinypic.com/aolvf9.jpg



Jeez don't know about others but I think this looks bloody awful, have ICONS actually put this out as a product?

Sergiu
02-21-2010, 12:33 PM
Yeap, and these are selling for a lot of money. But when the awesome Sideshow Vader bust is coming out I think this Illusive Concepts bust will be no match...

Shadow
02-21-2010, 12:50 PM
http://i27.tinypic.com/aolvf9.jpg



Jeez don't know about others but I think this looks bloody awful, have ICONS actually put this out as a product?


Yeah, I have to agree that looks hideous by any standard. I never would have purchased something looking like that and if I had, especially for a lot of money, I would be kicking myself right now because of the Sideshow version.

Shadow
02-21-2010, 12:53 PM
Also, as a second thought. If the Sideshow version looks that odd with the mask and dome displayed separately, I won't be displaying them with the bust. I have not seen them displayed at all with the exclusive stand yet, but that just looks too odd to me if similar.

Pepe_Le_Moko
02-21-2010, 01:49 PM
That Illusive Concepts Vader bust is kind of an eye sore. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Kronet
02-21-2010, 02:02 PM
Jeez don't know about others but I think this looks bloody awful, have ICONS actually put this out as a product?


Yeah, I have to agree that looks hideous by any standard. I never would have purchased something looking like that and if I had, especially for a lot of money, I would be kicking myself right now because of the Sideshow version.



Haha! Perhaps, but remember that was 15 years ago and no one had seen anything like that in that time. I suppose 15 years from now there'll be another verions that blows the SSC version out of the water, especially with the new translucent, realistic skin types that are making their way into 1:6 mainstream, they're bound to hit the larger scales eventually.

zoid2323
02-21-2010, 05:32 PM
That Illusive Concepts Vader bust is kind of an eye sore. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w175/DarthSchrute/MiscDebris/iagree.gif

Shadow
02-21-2010, 08:49 PM
I suppose 15 years from now there'll be another verions that blows the SSC version out of the water . . .


Could happen, has happened before. I can live with the SSC version now in the mean time though because it actually looks pretty decent and that older one still looks bad no matter how you slice it.

I think we are now in the golden age of Star Wars collecting. Starting in 2002 with Master Replicas, things are now looking pretty good and are only getting better with time from all of the companies.

Rodders
02-22-2010, 06:11 AM
Happy birthday Sergiu. Have a great day. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I really do not appreciate that Illusive Concepts bust.

SoonerSean
02-22-2010, 07:29 AM
When I first saw that picture I was already starting to type in the BBTS website so I could go cancel my pre-order. Then read a little further to see it wasn't the SS bust.

Whew.

ambasah
02-22-2010, 09:58 AM
happy birthday Sergiu!

Shadow
02-22-2010, 10:21 AM
Happy Birthday Sergiu! Have an awesome Imperial day!

ShadowTrooper
02-22-2010, 11:12 AM
Happy Birthday Sergiu!!!

Kwerve_Supper
02-22-2010, 01:12 PM
I think we are now in the golden age of Star Wars collecting. Starting in 2002 with Master Replicas, things are now looking pretty good and are only getting better with time from all of the companies.



Absolutely agree - it's remarkable how much the hobby has evolved in the last 7-8 years. So many great SW things out there and so many more to come!

Sergiu
02-23-2010, 03:20 AM
Thanks Rodders, Ambasah, Shadow, and ShadowTrooper http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Tusken_Raiders
02-25-2010, 09:55 PM
Per Sideshow's newsletter, the Vader bust is coming in the next 30 days...

Pepe_Le_Moko
02-25-2010, 11:00 PM
I'll have to clear out some room before then...too many collectibles, too little space. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Sergiu
02-26-2010, 02:54 AM
I think I might place this bust on top of my cabinets next to the MR CE and eFX LE Stormtrooper helmets.

Shadow
02-26-2010, 10:35 AM
Per Sideshow's newsletter, the Vader bust is coming in the next 30 days...


That is for the regular version, the exclusive version has been pushed back until April.

Tusken_Raiders
02-28-2010, 12:51 AM
Per Sideshow's newsletter, the Vader bust is coming in the next 30 days...


That is for the regular version, the exclusive version has been pushed back until April.



Potato, po-tat-tow. Does it really matter??? Anyways, will see in-hand pics before the 'excluisve' verison comes out...

Well, Im sure well get the letter within the next couple of weeks and with a 15-25 days release and low in behold its April...

Mister_Gosh
02-28-2010, 01:32 AM
Potato, po-tat-tow. Does it really matter???



For those of us who ordered the Po-tah-to instead of the Potato, yeah, it matters. *grumble grumble stupid having to wait another month*

Shadow
02-28-2010, 02:09 AM
Potato, po-tat-tow. Does it really matter???



For those of us who ordered the Po-tah-to instead of the Potato, yeah, it matters. *grumble grumble stupid having to wait another month*


Yeah, what he just said. I already have my sour cream & chives all set up and ready to go and now I have to wait another month to satisfy the appetite!!

Tusken_Raiders
02-28-2010, 02:46 AM
Potato, po-tat-tow. Does it really matter???



For those of us who ordered the Po-tah-to instead of the Potato, yeah, it matters. *grumble grumble stupid having to wait another month*


Yeah, what he just said. I already have my sour cream & chives all set up and ready to go and now I have to wait another month to satisfy the appetite!!



Well all good things come for those who wait http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif...and yes, I wish I had mine now as well, but since Im between houses right now, my Vader Ex. will unfortunately say in box until we get a house. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Rodders
02-28-2010, 12:55 PM
I must be a real weirdo, as i think that the wait is the best thing. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif Once it comes, i have it where's the excitement there. (Perhaps i feel that way as i can't display my stuff yet. (I'm putting it all in storage, so i don't know when i'm going to be able to get it all out.) http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

StarWarsHelmets
03-03-2010, 06:49 PM
Its a shame this one isnt available for a reasonable price here in the UK

wolfdog51
03-03-2010, 08:54 PM
I had to cancel mine. My car kicked the bucket and I used the money for a down payment on another one. Sucks,but what can you do.

sithmasterjedi
03-12-2010, 11:14 AM
Latest sideshow email has this slated to arrive (to SSC) in the next 30 days! I hope that means this will ship mid-April http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Chris Wyman
03-12-2010, 11:42 AM
Latest sideshow email has this slated to arrive (to SSC) in the next 30 days! I hope that means this will ship mid-April http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Noticed that it did not specify the Exclusive version though.

sithmasterjedi
03-12-2010, 12:23 PM
Latest sideshow email has this slated to arrive (to SSC) in the next 30 days! I hope that means this will ship mid-April http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Noticed that it did not specify the Exclusive version though.



I saw that, so I did a search using the item number and it's for both versions. Reg, exc, and flexpay options as well

Chris Wyman
03-12-2010, 01:05 PM
Latest sideshow email has this slated to arrive (to SSC) in the next 30 days! I hope that means this will ship mid-April http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Noticed that it did not specify the Exclusive version though.



I saw that, so I did a search using the item number and it's for both versions. Reg, exc, and flexpay options as well



Looks like the Exclusive is 29731 while the regular is just 2973.

sithmasterjedi
03-12-2010, 05:51 PM
Latest sideshow email has this slated to arrive (to SSC) in the next 30 days! I hope that means this will ship mid-April http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Noticed that it did not specify the Exclusive version though.



I saw that, so I did a search using the item number and it's for both versions. Reg, exc, and flexpay options as well



Looks like the Exclusive is 29731 while the regular is just 2973.




Nooooooooooooo http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Shadow
03-13-2010, 11:52 AM
Looks like the Exclusive is 29731 while the regular is just 2973.


Correct, they always add a 1 to the end of the product code when it is an exclusive. I also noticed they mentioned the regular version in the newsletter, but no mention at all about the exclusive version. It has already been pushed back a month, I wonder if it is going to be pushed back further?

Akiata
03-13-2010, 03:14 PM
Looks like the Exclusive is 29731 while the regular is just 2973.


Correct, they always add a 1 to the end of the product code when it is an exclusive. I also noticed they mentioned the regular version in the newsletter, but no mention at all about the exclusive version. It has already been pushed back a month, I wonder if it is going to be pushed back further?



That stand has to be a fairly large piece...I bet they may have to make different packaging material to get it all in to the box. I'd just like to see the updated and approved final design of the stand. All we've seen is a pending CG representation of it so far. I hate having to wait longer, but it would really suck not to have that stand....especially because I don't own a good vader helmet yet.

kingyeti
03-18-2010, 12:47 PM
Got news my Vader bust will be arriving at my door on Tues. 23rd. Can't wait to see it.I will post pics if nobody else has. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Rodders
03-18-2010, 03:05 PM
Great news!!!

I take it that the exclusive is still not scheduled until April?

Tusken_Raiders
03-18-2010, 08:02 PM
Got news my Vader bust will be arriving at my door on Tues. 23rd. Can't wait to see it.I will post pics if nobody else has. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



How exciting...please post pics when you get it...

ambasah
03-18-2010, 08:57 PM
Great news!!!

I take it that the exclusive is still not scheduled until April?



there are rumblings that it may be pushed to June.

EV9D9
03-18-2010, 10:26 PM
Sheesh! All for a frickin' helmet stand. Seems they didn't begin engineering or producing it until late in the game- poor planning on their part if you ask me to have to hold the exclusive up for a glorified hat rack! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Pepe_Le_Moko
03-19-2010, 10:23 AM
there are rumblings that it may be pushed to June.



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

blue_rogue
03-19-2010, 02:22 PM
In-hand pics of the regular on statue forum, looks amazing!

http://statueforum.com/showthread.php?t=102345&page=12

sithmasterjedi
03-19-2010, 02:47 PM
HOLY $&)@!

Looks sick!

Sergiu
03-19-2010, 03:34 PM
Indeed, really cool!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Rodders
03-19-2010, 04:04 PM
Perhaps i'm being overly cheerful, but i think these delays show that Sideshow is pretty concerned with customer satisfaction. Surely that can only be seen as a good thing?

I can wait a few months if it means i can get a great product. I can also shop there again without fear.

sithmasterjedi
03-19-2010, 05:04 PM
SSC updated their site with pics of the stand

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/29731_press02-001.jpg

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/29731_press05-001.jpg

sithmasterjedi
03-19-2010, 05:10 PM
Also as per SS website

Reg. version now listed as shipping in June
Exc. version still listed as March/April

Akiata
03-19-2010, 05:10 PM
Oh, oh oh oh. That stand is absolutely perfect. I couldn't be happier! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

blue_rogue
03-19-2010, 05:15 PM
Interesting...

That's not how I was expecting it to display, but I actually kind of like it.

sithmasterjedi
03-19-2010, 05:19 PM
I like it as well. Lets you see the detail under the dome...snazzy http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SoonerSean
03-19-2010, 05:46 PM
Curious why they didn't (or maybe they did) let you remove the high piece if you wanted to display the helmet "put together" instead of in two pieces.

The shipping dates on this thing are kind of crazy... here I thought I'd be getting it in about a month and now it's June.

Oh well... as much as I want it... I can wait to get the bill.

Neal
03-19-2010, 07:44 PM
GOOD "LORD" (see what I did there?), that thing looks even better than I thought it would.
I can't wait for the exclusive to start shipping.
Wow!

Ham_Solo
03-19-2010, 08:34 PM
I must admit, that piece looks extraordinary. Some might argue that it could be the queen-mother of SW collectibles.

Mr_Vader
03-20-2010, 12:35 AM
Got my tracking number for the regular edition, it'll be here by Thursday http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Woody
03-20-2010, 03:36 AM
Wow those in hand pictures are amazing. I really like the design of the stand and it's much better than I expected it would be. I'm so glad I went with the exclusive version now. It's going to be a long wait until June but ultimately worth it.

SingaporeGuy
03-20-2010, 04:11 AM
so pleased with myself for ordering this! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


now...to look for efx's mcQ... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Rodders
03-20-2010, 04:38 AM
I think a lot of us are. Looking forward to getting this through the door.

Pepe_Le_Moko
03-20-2010, 06:09 AM
I agree with Ham_Solo - the SS Vader bust is truly a holy-grail item. It easily ranks alongside the MR Falcon as one of the most impressive high-end items I've seen.

Now, to wait for the exclusive... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

spudmanski
03-20-2010, 11:44 AM
It does look very impressive. However, I just could not see myself displaying it with the Sebastian Shaw head.

Now, if they had a version that was just the helmeted version I would have suffered greater temptation.

This pic from the statueforum post really stands out to me:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b316/mbill_/props/Vader/db6368ef.jpg

sithmasterjedi
03-20-2010, 11:57 AM
You can display it either way

SoonerSean
03-20-2010, 12:04 PM
I think maybe his point was that it might have been less without the Shaw head.

I'm going to display mine with the helmet on... I like the idea of revealing the Shaw head underneath from time-to-time vs. having it visible all the time.

EV9D9
03-20-2010, 12:32 PM
Wow those in hand pictures are amazing. I really like the design of the stand and it's much better than I expected it would be. I'm so glad I went with the exclusive version now. It's going to be a long wait until June but ultimately worth it.



I believe the exclusive is still on track for March/April according to Sideshow. It's the regular version that is backordered till June...unless I read it wrong http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif.

EV9D9
03-20-2010, 12:32 PM
Wow those in hand pictures are amazing. I really like the design of the stand and it's much better than I expected it would be. I'm so glad I went with the exclusive version now. It's going to be a long wait until June but ultimately worth it.



I believe the exclusive is still on track for March/April according to Sideshow. It's the regular version that is backordered till June...unless I read it wrong http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif.

SirTristram
03-20-2010, 01:35 PM
I can't bring myself to display it with the helmet on...>Seems redundant for me since I have the Duel Auto MR helmet right near where this bad boy is going...
Helmet off for me, all the way!

So, exclusives are shipping first? Wow! I am psyched!

spudmanski
03-20-2010, 02:02 PM
I think maybe his point was that it might have been less without the Shaw head.




Right. I was not clear. Given that I would be unlikely to display with Shaw's head I could not justify the cost and would hope that yes it would be less expensive if it were just the helmet.

Although, the detail of the interior is impressive.

Sergiu
03-20-2010, 02:09 PM
I think I'll be displaying mine with helmet on, that is Darth Vader for me. On the other hand it seems people who bought the regular (like me) are already interested in getting custom made stands. Russ (RB Replicas (http://www.rbreplicas.com/index.php)) also said he may be able to make this stand of solid aluminum, I already have some Terminator prop replicas from him and they are AWESOME. And I also think people should look into more custom made stands options for us to have a variety of choices, so if you have any ideas of other customizers who could help please post here http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

SoonerSean
03-20-2010, 02:55 PM
Very minor "quibble"... seeing the fully constructed bust it would look better if the cape was 2-3" longer so that it "bloused" around the bottom of the bust vs. stopping where it does. Kind of looks like he's expecting rain.

Sergiu
03-21-2010, 03:32 AM
Another cool picture from Statue Forum:

http://i40.tinypic.com/oihjr9.jpg

Pepe_Le_Moko
03-21-2010, 04:54 AM
Easily the best SS SW bust to date.

EV9D9
03-21-2010, 08:36 AM
Makes Grievous look like a punk, LOL! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

blue_rogue
03-21-2010, 08:54 AM
I believe the exclusive is still on track for March/April according to Sideshow. It's the regular version that is backordered till June...unless I read it wrong http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif.



Looking at the shipping schedule in this weeks newsletter, I think they put the wrong info down on their product pages. Seems more likely the regular should be March/April and the exclusive June.

As you can see below, the exclusive is nowhere to be seen.

Shipping Status for All Regions

Now Shipping

* Marvel: Namor VS Iron Man Diorama - #200071 & Ex. #2000711
* Star Wars: Darth Vader Life-Size Bust - #2973 (Partial shipment)
* Alien: Alien Warrior Maquette - #7220
* Nightmare before Christmas: JUN Planning Collectible Figures: Jack Skellington - #900851, Sally - #900852, Mayor - #900853 & Pumpkin King - #900854
* G.I. Joe: Cobra Throne 12-inch Figure Environment - #2622
* Vintage Monsters: Amok Time Creature from the Black Lagoon Super Size Creepy Collectors Figure - #900352
* Disney: MINDstyle V.I.N.CENT. - Inspired by Tron Collectible Figure - #900824
* Marvel: Iron Man Mark III 1:2 Scale Maquette - #400035
* Marvel: Bowen Designs Cable Modern Statue - #900735
* Marvel: Bowen Designs Planet Hulk Statue - #900463


Coming in the Next 30 Days

* Marvel: Knight Models Model Kits: Gambit - #900856, Ms. Marvel - #900857, Storm - #900858, Venom - #900859 & Captain America #900855
* Gremlins: JUN Planning Collectibles Statues: Stripe - #900847 and Gizmo - #900848
* LOTR: 'The Clash of Kings' - Aragorn Vs The King of the Dead Diorama - #9724 & Ex. #97241
* AVP: R PredAlien Life-Size Bust - #400023
* Star Wars: Yoda and Clone Trooper Premium Format Figure - #7216
* Six Gun Legends: Wyatt Earp Premium Format Figure - Ex. #72261
* Astro Boy: Hot Toys Astro Boy 12-inch Figure - #900650
* Star Wars: Darth Vader Life-Size Bust - #2973 (Partial shipment)
* Street Fighter: SOTA Toys Figures: Cammy - Killer Bee - Blue Version - #900796 & Cammy - Delta Red - Green Version #900797

Ham_Solo
03-21-2010, 05:48 PM
Easily the best SS SW bust to date.



Most definitely!

Tusken_Raiders
03-21-2010, 10:26 PM
I can't bring myself to display it with the helmet on...>Seems redundant for me since I have the Duel Auto MR helmet right near where this bad boy is going...
Helmet off for me, all the way!

So, exclusives are shipping first? Wow! I am psyched!



I wanted the exclusive to display it with helmet off...I love the way Shaw's head looks...even though the Vader looks AMAZING!!

Sergiu
03-22-2010, 07:07 AM
I'm going to display mine with the mask on but wouldn't mind getting an alternative and a secondary option as a stand.

That's why I started this thread at RPF:

Sideshow life-size Darth Vader bust - custom stand (http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=82349)

So if you are getting a regular and/or if you are a RPF member just post your opinion in that thread. I already talked at Statue Forum, Sideshow Freaks and here by PM with many members who seem interested in this but they don't have a RPF account (yet).

The idea is to gather as many people and fans as possible to ask for these custom stands, thus convincing talented prop makers to join our case and make custom Vader stands.

deltafu
03-23-2010, 05:01 PM
The Vader Exclusive is all sold out. I got an email from SS telling me that all waitlist reservations are going to be cancelled due to no cancellations. Sucks! wish I was into 1:1 bust about a year ago.

Akiata
03-24-2010, 10:31 AM
I'm going to display mine with the mask on but wouldn't mind getting an alternative and a secondary option as a stand.

That's why I started this thread at RPF:

Sideshow life-size Darth Vader bust - custom stand (http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=82349)

So if you are getting a regular and/or if you are a RPF member just post your opinion in that thread. I already talked at Statue Forum, Sideshow Freaks and here by PM with many members who seem interested in this but they don't have a RPF account (yet).

The idea is to gather as many people and fans as possible to ask for these custom stands, thus convincing talented prop makers to join our case and make custom Vader stands.



I really hope this works out for you all. The stand reminds me of the ESB chamber scene...I love it. I cannot...absolutely cannot display this without the Shaw portrait. That is just to amazing to not do. I'm working on getting a MR Vader helmet, so I don't need to have it displayed otherwise (See my WTT eFX X-Wing posts for the level of my interest) http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Sergiu
03-24-2010, 11:47 AM
I passed on the MR Vader helmet on numerous occasions since it was from ROTS, I'll wait for an OT Vader helmet. As for this SS bust - it will replace that future Vader helmet until eFX or other licensed company will finally release it.

As I already said on other forums, the extra $50 for the Exclusive SS Vader bust is available only for US customers. For me to get the EX directly from Sideshow to Romania would cost about $350-$400 more (outrageous international shipping, VAT 19%, customs charges etc.), which is way too much. With that money I could get built a partial Meditation Chamber for this bust, not just a simple stand. So that is the reason I passed on the EX.

Rodders
03-24-2010, 02:41 PM
I've been notified that mine should hopefully be here in the next 15 days or so. Cool. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

kingyeti
03-24-2010, 02:52 PM
Mine arrived yesterday.This is by far the coolest collectible I've ever owned.I will post pics as soon as I rearrange everything in my showroom.This thing takes up alot of space.
Up until yesterday the Darth Maul bust was my wife's favorite.She told me I can never part with it.(I think her and Maul have something going http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif)But when I unpacked Vader and showed her,she changed her mind.
Anyone interested in buying my MR Vader helmet? It is complete with #199 plaque and all paperwork and shipping boxes. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Neal
03-24-2010, 03:02 PM
I just received the 15-day notification letter for the split shipment.
For those of you that also received the email, did you catch the shipping weight for the two boxes? 47 pounds for Box 1 and 69 pounds for Box 2. HOLY HELL!!!

kingyeti
03-24-2010, 03:09 PM
Yes they are very big and very heavy.I had to help the Fedex guy carry them in my house.The helmet alone weighs about three times as much as the MR helmet.

SoonerSean
03-24-2010, 03:24 PM
Man... I may have to rethink where I was going to display mine. I have some custom built cabinets with my TV and other stuff there now. I was going to put Vader on one of the shelves above my TV (since they are adjustable). He may be too heavy for there.

I was already planning on cutting some 2x4's to put in the corners... but around 100 lbs may still be too much.

I ordered mine from BBTS... wonder how long it will take to reach them and then come here?

Akiata
03-24-2010, 03:46 PM
I'm planning to make a display specifically for him. I can't think of any pre-made options. I'd like to have this, the MR helmet, a saber, and his tie fighter (C3) in a dedicated case.

Woody
03-24-2010, 03:54 PM
Just got my 15 days notice for the exclusive for the split shipment. Cards will be charged from 6th April http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Akiata
03-24-2010, 04:07 PM
I did as well! I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

kingyeti
03-24-2010, 04:18 PM
That's what I said to my wife yesterday when mine arrived. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

ambasah
03-24-2010, 05:57 PM
man, the timing on this is tough. SS took so long to get it out that I blew the $$ on other stuff. I will see if I can go on flex pay...otherwise I will need to buy a lot of flowers http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Mister_Gosh
03-24-2010, 09:11 PM
Just got my 15 days notice for the exclusive for the split shipment. Cards will be charged from 6th April http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Same here.

SirTristram
03-24-2010, 10:25 PM
Nothing here...No rhyme or reason to it, I guess. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Tusken_Raiders
03-25-2010, 04:22 AM
man, the timing on this is tough. SS took so long to get it out that I blew the $$ on other stuff. I will see if I can go on flex pay...otherwise I will need to buy a lot of flowers http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Yeah, me too. Flex pay here I come which is cool for me..I wont get this until august or september...

bespin_boy
03-25-2010, 10:04 AM
Sorry, I thought the DV bust wasn't going to be available until June... How do people already have it? Maybe this was addressed already...

Sergiu
03-25-2010, 10:48 AM
I won't get mine until June.

Tusken_Raiders
03-25-2010, 01:57 PM
Sorry, I thought the DV bust wasn't going to be available until June... How do people already have it? Maybe this was addressed already...



The regular Vader has been released and the EX comes out next month...and actually Vader had a March release date.

Mr_Vader
03-25-2010, 02:30 PM
Well he's here, and he's glorious http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

#55 (Based on the box), but no edition size stated on the regular edition. Also the other weird note is that there is no number written on the base like other 1:1 busts & PFs, it may very well be an open edition piece.

One bit of advice, the top part of the helmet is tied into the styrofoam, I was a good minute away from tearing apart the packing before I realized it. It's all tied up on the bottom so unless you know it's there, its a bit tricky. Wear gloves or have a polishing cloth ready, he's all shined up out of the box and the only marks were my finger prints http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif.

It has a near perfect finish on the mask and helmet, and it's EXTREMELY heavy as you would imagine. Surprisingly the Shaw portrait is hollow and quite light. The paint on the portrait is flawless, and as odd as the portrait may seem in photos, in real life he's quite spooky. Decals on the eyes are fantastic and very life-like.

Now I sold the Maul 1:1, and although I loved the Maul... ALOT... I am very pleased with this piece and this is (and I'm not just saying this) truly the center of my collection.

bespin_boy
03-25-2010, 02:31 PM
Yeah, i checked with the Sideshow dealer that I ordered from locally and they said they'd have it sometime around June too. The ss website does give an estimated ship time of June for the regular version but there's already a review on there so I'm assuming June is the second shipment... Can't wait

Shadow
03-25-2010, 02:47 PM
Nothing here...No rhyme or reason to it, I guess. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif


I'm guessing the pattern is those who are already on Flex-pay and just waiting to make their final payment did not get a notice. Those who are paying in full without Flex-pay are the ones getting the 15 day notices.

If anyone knows any different please post here and educate us. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Sergiu
03-25-2010, 03:05 PM
Well he's here, and he's glorious http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

#55 (Based on the box), but no edition size stated on the regular edition. Also the other weird note is that there is no number written on the base like other 1:1 busts & PFs, it may very well be an open edition piece.

One bit of advice, the top part of the helmet is tied into the styrofoam, I was a good minute away from tearing apart the packing before I realized it. It's all tied up on the bottom so unless you know it's there, its a bit tricky. Wear gloves or have a polishing cloth ready, he's all shined up out of the box and the only marks were my finger prints http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif.

It has a near perfect finish on the mask and helmet, and it's EXTREMELY heavy as you would imagine. Surprisingly the Shaw portrait is hollow and quite light. The paint on the portrait is flawless, and as odd as the portrait may seem in photos, in real life he's quite spooky. Decals on the eyes are fantastic and very life-like.

Now I sold the Maul 1:1, and although I loved the Maul... ALOT... I am very pleased with this piece and this is (and I'm not just saying this) truly the center of my collection.



Big congrats, thanks for the tips, and don't forget to post some cool pics http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Chris Wyman
03-25-2010, 03:12 PM
Nothing here...No rhyme or reason to it, I guess. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif


I'm guessing the pattern is those who are already on Flex-pay and just waiting to make their final payment did not get a notice. Those who are paying in full without Flex-pay are the ones getting the 15 day notices.

If anyone knows any different please post here and educate us. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Talked to Kathy at Sideshow this afternoon and she said both versions, exclusive and regular are shipping in waves. I did not confirm if this was Flex-pay or not though.

SirTristram
03-25-2010, 04:03 PM
Hmm...Either way, I can wait, I have neglected the incoming packages and they have piled up to a dangerous point in my house. I need a free minutes to dispose of them! Big V is going to take up more room than I have at the moment.

sithmasterjedi
03-25-2010, 04:39 PM
I ordered the Exc. with Flex pay. Still no email notice.

Chris Wyman
03-25-2010, 05:58 PM
I ordered the Exc. with Flex pay. Still no email notice.



Same here, no email.

forcesensitive
03-26-2010, 12:59 AM
Congrats http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Mr_Vader
03-26-2010, 07:22 AM
Couple of quick photos with my iphone:

http://homepage.mac.com/robleonard/IMG_0012.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/robleonard/IMG_0014.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/robleonard/IMG_0016.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/robleonard/IMG_0017.jpg

SirTristram
03-26-2010, 09:15 AM
Nice!

Rodders
03-26-2010, 01:52 PM
Yep, gotta look forward to this one. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Sergiu
03-26-2010, 03:24 PM
Looks great!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Tusken_Raiders
03-26-2010, 09:07 PM
WOW...very cool. what about the other stand?

zwflyboy
03-27-2010, 06:37 AM
Received E-mail for exclusive. Credit card will be charged April 6th. Need to start making room.

SirTristram
03-27-2010, 09:14 AM
Nothing for me yet.

mesepher
03-27-2010, 12:24 PM
This guy looks absolutely incredible! I can't see anything else being the center of a collection. Of course, my wife would have a bird if this showed up! Enjoy it, guys!

zoid2323
03-27-2010, 02:30 PM
Pics look awesome, congrats Rob. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Mr_Vader
03-28-2010, 12:29 PM
Thanks!

So I've been moving things around all afternoon, trying to find a permanent home for this monster. One thing that I did find out is that the mask will sit nicely on an EFX helmet stand thanks to its flat top stand, the only problem is the forward weight of it all, but if you can secure it to it somehow, it displays nicely.

wolfdog51
03-28-2010, 01:08 PM
I shouldn't have,but I got 1 anyway. Its supposed to ship in the next 7-10 days. Looks like i'll be getting this and my vader shower door about the same time.

deathstar1000
03-28-2010, 01:33 PM
Looks like i'll be getting this and my vader shower door about the same time.



Any pics?

wolfdog51
03-28-2010, 02:11 PM
Looks like i'll be getting this and my vader shower door about the same time.



Any pics?



Its being worked on right now. I thought they were going to do a head shot,but our etch guy is making a full body shot. I get to approve the sketch of it first,then it gets made.

Mr_Vader
03-28-2010, 07:52 PM
Working out some display ideas:

http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/IMG_002311.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/IMG_002311.JPG) http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/IMG_002213.jpg (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/IMG_002213.jpg) http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/thumbs/IMG_002115.JPG (http://forum.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/IMG_002115.JPG)

Mighty_Jabba
03-28-2010, 08:07 PM
That looks quite nice.

DarthPotts1975
03-28-2010, 08:08 PM
Looks awsome Rob!!

Now you just need a signed Vader 16x20 to hang above it http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Mr_Vader
03-28-2010, 08:21 PM
It's on the other wall http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif, not enough room and I'm not moving my nebula shot http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Shadow
03-28-2010, 08:25 PM
I like that look also, displays well. Is that the exclusive stand you are using for the face plate and dome?

How wide is your display area from Vader's dome on the left to Vader's left shoulder on the right in picture three? I'm trying to envision how much horizontal display space the two require to show side by side like that.

Ham_Solo
03-28-2010, 08:30 PM
Very nice, Rob! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Mr_Vader
03-28-2010, 08:30 PM
It's 3' from the edge of the dome to the edge of his shoulder armor.

And it's not the exclusive stand, its an extra sideways MR acrylic case I had that it sits on quite nicely http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

fxcreator
03-28-2010, 09:39 PM
Wow, looks absolutely amazing! I don't have a Vader helmet, but if I was to get something, it would definitely be this piece. Congrats to everyone who is getting this!

sithmasterjedi
03-28-2010, 09:57 PM
Hey Rob, I'm kinda in the same boat as shadow, is there anyway to figure out the depth at the angle you have it displayed? I think SS lists the vader at 16" deep I'm just trying to figure out if I get a case 24x16 if i'll be able to turn the vader so hes looking straight ahead.

Mr_Vader
03-28-2010, 10:26 PM
No problem, at that angle he's just under 19" deep.

sithmasterjedi
03-28-2010, 10:33 PM
Thank you

Sergiu
03-29-2010, 02:57 AM
Even if this is not a Shaw autograph, but James Earl Jones, at least the photo might look cool next to the bust:

http://i39.tinypic.com/2h2jbti.jpg

Tusken_Raiders
03-30-2010, 03:55 AM
WOW...that print would look nice next to the bust...Robb, thanks for sharing those pics...Im not a autograph collector, but I love that ESB Medical frigate photo with all the signatures, I might consider getting something like that...

Rodders
04-02-2010, 06:07 AM
Very nice print Sergiu.

Sergiu
04-02-2010, 08:11 AM
Thanks. The photo is 8x10 I think I still have it on my home PC if anyone interested and it is signed by James Earl Jones TTM. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

It seems the SS Vader bust will arrive only in August to Toy Palace... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif

SoonerSean
04-02-2010, 03:50 PM
I emailed BBTS and they couldn't tell me when they'd get their Vaders. Guess I'll just be pleasantly surprised (or horrified if I've bought anything else that month). http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

StarWarsHelmets
04-02-2010, 05:29 PM
Superb Photo/Autograph Sergiu!

Cheers

Jez

Sergiu
04-03-2010, 01:41 AM
Superb Photo/Autograph Sergiu!

Cheers

Jez



Thanks Jez! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I only hope Toy Palace will get their Vader busts even with the delay until August since I had a non-pleasant surprise when they didn't manage to get the eFX Stormtrooper helmet which I pre-ordered at them.

deltafu
04-03-2010, 07:12 PM
Im really thinking about getting this one but from alteregocomics anyone ever had problems with them?

Weasel27
04-06-2010, 02:13 PM
I emailed BBTS and they couldn't tell me when they'd get their Vaders. Guess I'll just be pleasantly surprised (or horrified if I've bought anything else that month). http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



Just got notification from BBTS that they have received their shipment of Vader busts!

SoonerSean
04-06-2010, 02:45 PM
LOL. I was just coming here to post that BBTS charged my credit card today. The CC company called to make sure someone hadn't stolen my card. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

wolfdog51
04-06-2010, 07:28 PM
Mine just came a little while ago.Pictures don't work,you gotta see this thing in person.

sithmasterjedi
04-06-2010, 07:52 PM
OK now I'm getting antsy

SoonerSean
04-07-2010, 02:16 PM
Shipping notice came today from BBTS. Woohoo!!!

Tusken_Raiders
04-08-2010, 03:53 AM
Well, I just started my flexpay on Vader Ex. I won't get this bad boy until September, which is cool with me.

Neal
04-08-2010, 03:13 PM
I just got an email saying that these will now start processing on the 12th.
I also looked at the assembly directions PDF that says that you can't have the helmet completely on with the head inside the helmet at the same time. I never realized that before.

Mister_Gosh
04-08-2010, 06:01 PM
Got the same mail. Guess I'd better make that Ikea run I've been putting off.

ambasah
04-08-2010, 07:27 PM
Well, I just started my flexpay on Vader Ex. I won't get this bad boy until September, which is cool with me.



me too, but I am more than happy to wait...I have been way over budget the past few months. Thank god my anniversary is next month! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Shadow
04-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Got the same mail. Guess I'd better make that Ikea run I've been putting off.


Are those notices for the Exclusive version?

Neal
04-08-2010, 08:51 PM
Got the same mail. Guess I'd better make that Ikea run I've been putting off.


Are those notices for the Exclusive version?



Yes ... at least in my case.

Mister_Gosh
04-09-2010, 01:45 AM
Are those notices for the Exclusive version?



Yes ... at least in my case.



In my case as well.

Tusken_Raiders
04-09-2010, 02:43 AM
Are those notices for the Exclusive version?



Yes ... at least in my case.



In my case as well.




Even though I just went on 'flex-pay' I got the same letter for the exclusive Vader.

Tusken_Raiders
04-09-2010, 02:49 AM
Well, I just started my flexpay on Vader Ex. I won't get this bad boy until September, which is cool with me.



me too, but I am more than happy to wait...I have been way over budget the past few months. Thank god my anniversary is next month! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Im WAAAY over budget myself..So this will help a little bit..I also have SDCC to save for...How many years have you been married?

Woody
04-09-2010, 07:44 AM
I also got my processing email for the exclusive.

SirTristram
04-09-2010, 08:07 AM
Nothing for me on the exclusive. Luck of the draw I guess!

sithmasterjedi
04-09-2010, 08:25 AM
I'm with you T. Nothing here yet

Chris Wyman
04-09-2010, 08:28 AM
Nothing for me on the Exclusive version either.

SirTristram
04-09-2010, 10:18 AM
I'm getting antsy now as well, since seeing such amazing pics of this puppy!

SoonerSean
04-09-2010, 04:35 PM
Pulled up today just as UPS was driving off... found this on my porch (sure glad we weren't out of town):

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/soonersean03/photo-13.jpg
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/soonersean03/photo-14.jpg

My quick iPhone pics don't do it justice. It's amazing.

ambasah
04-09-2010, 04:42 PM
awesome pic! keep them coming guys!

ambasah
04-09-2010, 04:43 PM
Well, I just started my flexpay on Vader Ex. I won't get this bad boy until September, which is cool with me.



me too, but I am more than happy to wait...I have been way over budget the past few months. Thank god my anniversary is next month! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Im WAAAY over budget myself..So this will help a little bit..I also have SDCC to save for...How many years have you been married?



3 years in May http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Rodders
04-10-2010, 04:18 PM
Yes, my card's finally been charged.

SoonerSean
04-10-2010, 06:25 PM
I ended up with #88 based on the exterior box.... would be cool when someone says they got #66.

Tusken_Raiders
04-10-2010, 10:05 PM
Well, I just started my flexpay on Vader Ex. I won't get this bad boy until September, which is cool with me.



me too, but I am more than happy to wait...I have been way over budget the past few months. Thank god my anniversary is next month! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Im WAAAY over budget myself..So this will help a little bit..I also have SDCC to save for...How many years have you been married?



3 years in May http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Ive served 7, but my 8th is coming in august.

Tusken_Raiders
04-10-2010, 10:07 PM
Oh..BTW, sweet pics SoonerSean...

deltafu
04-11-2010, 05:42 AM
Hey im coming up on 8 years also but in october this would be an awsome aniversary gift. Well for me that is.

SoonerSean
04-11-2010, 09:33 AM
You guys are still newbies... 18 years for me this August.

SoonerSean
04-11-2010, 09:40 AM
Surely I'm not the only one to have fun with the Anakin head. This elicited a few comments earlier this morning from the wife...

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/soonersean03/100_1134.jpg

Akiata
04-11-2010, 10:53 AM
Oh, man....that is very tempting to do to my wife if I can beat her home the day Vader arrives. Have to consider if she would possibly have a "punch-scare" reaction 1st though. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif


Hilarious pic. A+ http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Sergiu
04-11-2010, 10:56 AM
LOL http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

EV9D9
04-11-2010, 06:21 PM
That's aLOT of eggs and sour cream. And head. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

SoonerSean
04-11-2010, 07:32 PM
LOL on the eggs... those were leftover Easter eggs. They got tossed out today in fact. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

forcesensitive
04-12-2010, 12:58 AM
LOL http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

deltafu
04-12-2010, 07:59 AM
AWSOME!

sithmasterjedi
04-12-2010, 08:35 AM
Is there a difference in hight between the helmet display and the reveal display?

SoonerSean
04-12-2010, 09:30 AM
Is there a difference in hight between the helmet display and the reveal display?



Most definitely... not sure exactly since I haven't measured, but there's a noticeable height difference. Even though you can't fit the head and the helmet on together - the internal helmet piece (with the eyes) is a few inches taller than the head itself and then the "dome" sits on top of that. So it's several inches higher when you have the helmet on vs. the head.

Sergiu
04-12-2010, 09:36 AM
please is there anyone having for example the MR Stormtrooper helmet and compare it in height in a shot with SS Vader bust (Vader with helmet on). Thanks. I'm looking for a spot for my Vader bust and I'm curious if he will fit next to my eFX Stormie helmet.

sithmasterjedi
04-12-2010, 09:45 AM
Is there a difference in hight between the helmet display and the reveal display?



Most definitely... not sure exactly since I haven't measured, but there's a noticeable height difference. Even though you can't fit the head and the helmet on together - the internal helmet piece (with the eyes) is a few inches taller than the head itself and then the "dome" sits on top of that. So it's several inches higher when you have the helmet on vs. the head.



sideshow lists the bust as 28" high, that must be with the helmet on.
Thanks

ambasah
04-12-2010, 10:15 AM
Surely I'm not the only one to have fun with the Anakin head. This elicited a few comments earlier this morning from the wife...

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/soonersean03/100_1134.jpg




LOL !! I don't know who much longer I would be married it I pulled that http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Shadow
04-12-2010, 08:32 PM
Have FedEx tracking number for exclusive, arrives Tuesday (tomorrow). Pictures coming this weekend.

MrPickles
04-12-2010, 08:47 PM
Is there a difference in hight between the helmet display and the reveal display?



Most definitely... not sure exactly since I haven't measured, but there's a noticeable height difference. Even though you can't fit the head and the helmet on together - the internal helmet piece (with the eyes) is a few inches taller than the head itself and then the "dome" sits on top of that. So it's several inches higher when you have the helmet on vs. the head.



Just curious... So the helmet and faceplate do not go on top of the Anakin head? To display it's either one or the other?

Shadow
04-12-2010, 08:59 PM
Just curious... So the helmet and faceplate do not go on top of the Anakin head? To display it's either one or the other?


Yes that is true; that is the purpose of the exclusive stand. To display the dome and face mask when the Anakin head is being displayed on the bust. Displaying the head or the mask and dome on the bust is an either or situation.

SoonerSean
04-12-2010, 10:18 PM
I assume they did it that way b/c of the danger that you could damage the Anakin head whenever you placed the facemask over it. It would be a tight fit and I could see people scratching the paint job on the Anakin head. So by making it so that you can't do it - they prevent any damage.

But it does make for an interesting choice - what to do with the "severed" head when you're displaying the bust with the helmet in place.

Sergiu
04-13-2010, 12:00 AM
But it does make for an interesting choice - what to do with the "severed" head when you're displaying the bust with the helmet in place.



What you did above is an option. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif Or we shall try and find customizers who could make a stand for the head itself, a bust part/stand or something. I'm going to display Vader with helmet on, thus Shaw head will be back in box.

MAF
04-13-2010, 01:51 AM
Surely I'm not the only one to have fun with the Anakin head. This elicited a few comments earlier this morning from the wife...

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/soonersean03/100_1134.jpg


LOL! Classic!

Uncle Fester--whatever are you doing in there? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Woody
04-13-2010, 06:51 AM
My card got declined as the card company flagged it for fraud as it was an "unusual transaction" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

They have said it should go through Ok now so I've informed Sideshow. Fingers crossed it is OK now

sithmasterjedi
04-13-2010, 07:07 AM
My card got declined as the card company flagged it for fraud as it was an "unusual transaction" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

They have said it should go through Ok now so I've informed Sideshow. Fingers crossed it is OK now



This was a fear of mine back when I started buying MR stuff, I called my CC company and told them anything from Master Replicas or Sideshow Collectibles are charges made by me and asked them to put a note on my account. Never had a problem http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SoonerSean
04-13-2010, 10:00 AM
As I stated above... my credit card company called me too for a fraud check after BBTS charged my card.

Interesting.

maxthesilent
04-13-2010, 10:47 AM
Surely I'm not the only one to have fun with the Anakin head. This elicited a few comments earlier this morning from the wife...

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/soonersean03/100_1134.jpg


LOL! Classic!

Uncle Fester--whatever are you doing in there? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



That's a frakkin' riot! I about shot coffee out of my nose when I saw that. He sure looks like Brando in "Apocalypse, Now" too.

I'm on Flex Pay for the exclusive and haven't heard anything yet..

Shadow
04-13-2010, 06:02 PM
Exclusive #207 of 300 has arrived! It was dropped off during my lunch by FedEx Ground, so I had a chance to open it and set it up. The exclusive stand comes in its own separate Styrofoam packaging unit which is stacked on top and separate from the Styrofoam unit for the helmet dome, Anakin head and face plate, which are all together, packed in the smaller of the two boxes. The shoulder bust and cape comes packed separately in the much larger 2nd box.

The exclusive stand is VERY substantial and heavy in its own right. It is shipped in three pieces which are very easy to set up into one solid piece. This is no minor after thought, I'm really glad I decided to get the exclusive version for the stand. I'll try to get some photos up ASAP of the stand, along with the still lifes of the entire setup as time permits.

This is the best bust I've seen produced to date, and I think will be very hard to surpass by anyone. My trilogy of evil 1:1 busts are now complete with the Emperor, Grievous and now Anakin/Vader.

EV9D9
04-13-2010, 06:58 PM
Congrats Shadow- Look forward to the pics...though I would argue that you need to add a Maul to your Sith collection! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

sithmasterjedi
04-13-2010, 07:12 PM
Is it ok if I don't count Grievous as a sith since I don't have him? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Neal
04-13-2010, 08:44 PM
Is it ok if I don't count Grievous as a sith since I don't have him? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Well, he's not a Sith, so you can always use that reason.

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

I got my shipping notification today ... and, because I'm on the East Coast, I won't get the Dark Lord for another week. It's going to be a LONG seven days .....

sithmasterjedi
04-13-2010, 09:09 PM
I'm hoping since I used flex pay that I'll at least have my CC charged on the 15th.

Akiata
04-13-2010, 09:31 PM
My ex. version charged today, so the wait can't be that much longer! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

rnbuda
04-13-2010, 10:18 PM
Is it ok if I don't count Grievous as a sith since I don't have him? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Well, he's not a Sith, so you can always use that reason.

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

I got my shipping notification today ... and, because I'm on the East Coast, I won't get the Dark Lord for another week. It's going to be a LONG seven days .....



Neal your the reason I want to grow up! My income for Star Wars collectibles takes a big hit due to RIT!

ambasah
04-13-2010, 11:11 PM
can't wait to see the pics! I switched to flex pay, so I have many months to go before mine gets a safe home http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Shadow
04-13-2010, 11:27 PM
The Exclusive stand is quite formidable, well worth the extra premium.

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3292/201004134s.png

The interior of the mask is also quite surprisingly detailed. I was not expecting this at all. WOW!!!

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/7729/201004138s.png

More pics to come later, I need to shoot this in natural daylight. This piece is impressive, most impressive and well worth doing right.

forcesensitive
04-14-2010, 03:09 AM
can't wait for more http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Tusken_Raiders
04-14-2010, 03:59 AM
Surely I'm not the only one to have fun with the Anakin head. This elicited a few comments earlier this morning from the wife...

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/soonersean03/100_1134.jpg


LOL! Classic!

Uncle Fester--whatever are you doing in there? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



That's a frakkin' riot! I about shot coffee out of my nose when I saw that. He sure looks like Brando in "Apocalypse, Now" too.

I'm on Flex Pay for the exclusive and haven't heard anything yet..



Oh man...that is FREAKIN' AWESOME!!! Thanks SS...

Woody
04-14-2010, 07:49 AM
Thankfully my card was OK this time. It's on it's way and should arrive on the 19th April.

Shadow
04-14-2010, 10:56 AM
can't wait for more http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif


I'll be posting several more shots each night this week as I work through my own backlog. Juggling time and natural lighting.

The amount of detail and workmanship on this piece is simply mind boggling; I'm working to capture all of it for those who don't have the luxury of seeing this one in person. To me this is the best piece Sideshow has ever released, it is astounding in person.

I take this as their apology for some of their missteps on the 1:1 droids to show they are back on top of their game. 'Apology accepted Captain Needa.'

Sergiu
04-14-2010, 12:23 PM
I take this as their apology for some of their missteps on the 1:1 droids to show they are back on top of their game. 'Apology accepted Captain Needa.'



Yeah but Needa was dead after that http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Cool pics BTW and waiting for more!!

Ham_Solo
04-14-2010, 12:38 PM
Congrats, Shadow!

More pics! More pics! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Shadow
04-14-2010, 02:34 PM
I take this as their apology for some of their missteps on the 1:1 droids to show they are back on top of their game. 'Apology accepted Captain Needa.'



Yeah but Needa was dead after that http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


As one of my former employers was fond of saying, that is the most sincere form of apology. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

I'm taking and posting more pics tonight. I have quite a few more planned spread over the next couple of days.

Neal
04-14-2010, 02:49 PM
I'm taking and posting more pics tonight. I have quite a few more planned spread over the next couple of days.



I'm HIGHLY looking forward to them.
I may not be getting my bust until next Tuesday, but I know that your pics will tide me over in the meantime.

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

Rodders
04-14-2010, 03:15 PM
As usual Shadow, great photos and i really look forward to seeing more.

I think that mine has come through the mail, but i wasn't here to collect it. Damn!!! I need to rearrange.

Shadow
04-14-2010, 10:17 PM
The face mask on the exclusive stand.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2115/201004147.png

Still much more to come.

Tusken_Raiders
04-15-2010, 02:25 AM
Nice pic Shadow...

SirTristram
04-15-2010, 08:39 AM
Thanks for posting that Shadow! It looks amazing. I don't know why me more people have not posted images of that.

Still nothing on my exclusive yet. No charge, no e-mail. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Neal
04-15-2010, 08:39 AM
The face mask on the exclusive stand.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2115/201004147.png

Still much more to come.



You're such a tease!

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

Rodders
04-15-2010, 11:15 AM
Mine's come, but i'm not in. I've rearranged delivery now for 26/04/10.

sithmasterjedi
04-15-2010, 12:25 PM
Thanks for posting that Shadow! It looks amazing. I don't know why me more people have not posted images of that.

Still nothing on my exclusive yet. No charge, no e-mail. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



T, just called SS (I hate waiting) I was told all the flex pays should be charged today or tomorrow and then it takes a few days to transfer all the shipping info I guess and then however long it takes fed ex. So we should get ours in about 10- 15 days I'm guessing. I ordered my case yesterday so I should get both about the same time. WooHoo!

Sergiu
04-15-2010, 12:30 PM
Is the Exclusive version numbered on base? What is the stand made of?

Shadow
04-15-2010, 04:49 PM
Is the Exclusive version numbered on base? What is the stand made of?


Yes, the main bust is hand numbered on the bottom, mine is 207/300.

The exclusive stand doesn't have anything printed on the bottom, and it is made of Polystone I presume. It is extremely heavy for its size and VERY stable when placed. The dome is also cast in Polystone and is also heavy. When the face mask and dome are placed on the stand, they stay put very securely, that is not going to tip.

InsaneFett
04-15-2010, 07:16 PM
SS just charged my CC the final payment for the exclusive version. cant wait to get it http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SirTristram
04-15-2010, 07:44 PM
They just charged something...It seems a bit lower than expected, though. Weird.

DeuceMan408
04-15-2010, 08:09 PM
Pulled up today just as UPS was driving off... found this on my porch (sure glad we weren't out of town):

http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/soonersean03/photo-13.jpg
http://i710.photobucket.com/albums/ww108/soonersean03/photo-14.jpg

My quick iPhone pics don't do it justice. It's amazing.




That looks so nice. You guys that got one are sooooooooo lucky. I was told when thinking about ordering, "if you have enough for that then you have enough for a new couch." Now I sit sad in my living room with no Vader. No new couch also. We both lost on that one.

Chris Wyman
04-15-2010, 09:53 PM
I have also been charged for the Exclusive version. $239.99 and it should be at my office on the 21st.

Shadow
04-15-2010, 10:03 PM
Here is the next batch of images, more still to come.

http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/6119/201004149s.png

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2744/2010041411s.png

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/8813/201004144s.png

SirTristram
04-15-2010, 11:17 PM
Wow....Just.....Wow!

forcesensitive
04-16-2010, 01:01 AM
Amazing http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
after PF yoda w.clone trooper, I'll start to save for that bad guy http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Shadow
04-16-2010, 01:18 AM
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9397/201004142s.png

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8351/201004143s.png

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/2184/201004145s.png

Just a few more still to come . . .

Tusken_Raiders
04-16-2010, 01:54 AM
Man, Vader is so Freakin cool. Even though I have it on flex pay, I want it now, September is just so far away...

Sergiu
04-16-2010, 02:29 AM
SUPERB!!


Is there a chance please to have a shot of Vader bust with his helmet on, next to a ME/eFX stormtrooper helmet? I'd like to see the height, need to know if my Vader will fit in the spot...

forcesensitive
04-16-2010, 02:39 AM
this is the most impressive Star Wars collectible ever IMO http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

deltafu
04-16-2010, 03:28 AM
Hey If anyone's vader and exclusive stand is taking up to much room I would not mind taking the exclusive stand off of somebody's hands.

deltafu
04-16-2010, 03:29 AM
Shadow those pics are awsome!

Ham_Solo
04-16-2010, 06:25 AM
Shadow those pics are awsome!



+1

"Luke, help me take...this mask off. For once, let me...look on you...with my own eyes." http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Sergiu
04-16-2010, 07:34 AM
"Luke, help me take...this mask off. For once, let me...look on you...with my own eyes." http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=701NiTGsvHA&feature=related

forcesensitive
04-16-2010, 09:42 AM
LOL http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Shadow
04-16-2010, 09:58 AM
Is there a chance please to have a shot of Vader bust with his helmet on, next to a MR/eFX stormtrooper helmet? I'd like to see the height, need to know if my Vader will fit in the spot...


Yes, I'll work that into my final batch of photos which will be all up by this weekend. I'll have some more up tonight as well.

The Vader bust is huge, even without the exclusive stand, just the bust alone is HUGE!

Mister_Gosh
04-16-2010, 11:44 AM
Mine will be here Saturday. Would have been a bit earlier, but I somehow managed to not update my CC info on this one item in my list, and it turns out that Sideshow won't just magic up some money when the CC on file doesn't exist any more. Funny that.

sithmasterjedi
04-16-2010, 01:58 PM
They got some nerve! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

mine will arrive Wen. Can't wait!

Rodders
04-16-2010, 03:15 PM
This may be a little different to the MR SS Millennium Falcon, but it's definately got to be right up there. I can't wait to get mine.

SirTristram
04-16-2010, 03:30 PM
Yeah, Wednesday for me too. It sucks because I will be at work all day that day....and I mean ALL day. 9am - 10pm! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif
I hope I can make some arrangement with FedEx to pick it up at the nearby sort facility the next morning.

sithmasterjedi
04-16-2010, 04:23 PM
That sucks, I had mine shipped to work. I may have to use the work truck to get it home anyway http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Shadow
04-16-2010, 06:24 PM
Two really big and bulky boxes; too large for most cars I would think.

Shadow
04-16-2010, 06:28 PM
This may be a little different to the MR SS Millennium Falcon, but it's definately got to be right up there. I can't wait to get mine.


Completely different in a comparative way, but definitely right up there side by side wearing matching crowns.

zoid2323
04-17-2010, 12:29 AM
Two really big and bulky boxes; too large for most cars I would think.



I heard the boxes were massive and packed so well that you almost need an engineering degree to get this bad boy out of said boxes. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Sergiu
04-17-2010, 09:20 AM
It seems SS Vader bust is taller than the eFX/MR Stormie helmet. It surely won't fit where I was first thinking, but I do have another spot for him, just need to get a cabinet built. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif


Photo courtesy of Averone at SF:

http://i42.tinypic.com/244brqu.jpg

zwflyboy
04-17-2010, 10:03 AM
Exclusive #002/300 came today. Really impressed. Plan on displaying it like this once I get a case.
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa201/zwflyboy/DSC_0344.jpg

SoonerSean
04-17-2010, 10:34 AM
Two really big and bulky boxes; too large for most cars I would think.



I heard the boxes were massive and packed so well that you almost need an engineering degree to get this bad boy out of said boxes. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Very true about the size of the boxes and the packing... everything comes within a box within a box... plus packing material on the inside, foam, etc. Pretty good packing job as it would take someone really trying to harm the boxes to do damage to the interior.

zwflyboy
04-17-2010, 10:50 AM
Looking at mine, I could be wrong, but should the neck be gunmetal grey?

maxthesilent
04-17-2010, 11:55 AM
zwflyboy, that is an awesome pic, thanks for sharing that. What a low number too!

I got my FEDEX notices and mine will be here Tuesday

Shadow
04-17-2010, 01:36 PM
Here is the final batch.

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8891/201004163.png

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/63/201004166.png

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/9181/201004172.png

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/2034/201004173.png

forcesensitive
04-17-2010, 02:09 PM
Awesome http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
Thanks Shadow http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Tusken_Raiders
04-17-2010, 09:34 PM
Once again Dennis wonderful pictures...