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Turbowars
07-12-2011, 06:34 PM
Well people I guess the ESB card will be dropping in value soon.

https://www.gentlegiantltd.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=80216

JustinL
07-12-2011, 06:47 PM
Preorder placed! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

GrandAdmiralJSK
07-12-2011, 09:11 PM
Well people I guess the ESB card will be dropping in value soon.

https://www.gentlegiantltd.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=80216



I would think the production size would affect that more than the card backing, no?

Tweekem
07-12-2011, 09:28 PM
I told you guys that the SW backed Stormie was coming.... Fett is next folks. Glad I got both at retail though... well.. I paid 15 over retail for Stormie... YAY

justabigkid
07-12-2011, 10:31 PM
I just wonder why? Are we going to see all the others on different card backs too?

jimmii
07-12-2011, 11:07 PM
Well people I guess the ESB card will be dropping in value soon.

https://www.gentlegiantltd.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=80216



I hope not, but either way I will have both! Pre-order placed!

jimmii
07-12-2011, 11:08 PM
I told you guys that the SW backed Stormie was coming.... Fett is next folks. Glad I got both at retail though... well.. I paid 15 over retail for Stormie... YAY



I hope they don't reproduce Fett again, but that's because I already have two.

Turbowars
07-12-2011, 11:42 PM
Love how my post was edited. Why not just remove it and put your name on it if it's so important to you???????

jimmii
07-12-2011, 11:45 PM
Huh?

Turbowars
07-12-2011, 11:56 PM
The title was changed. It read "12" Jumbo Stormy on Star Wars card." I just think it is rude to just go and edit peoples posts. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Tweekem
07-13-2011, 06:59 AM
Sorry but Fett is coming... I really dont care if it hurts the value... Im glad cuz these 2 are highly sought after and now people can get em at a normal price.. even though the $80 asking price is a lil high as well.. at lease people dont have to go and pay over $200 for these.. Yea I agree Turbo.. dont know why the mods needed to do that... make it prettier I suppose... here is a flower for you bud.. @}---

MusicalJedi
07-13-2011, 07:46 AM
If Fett does come, I will likely buy another to display uncarded. That PGM membership was worth it's weight in gold considering I didn't have to line up super early at CV only to potentially be shut out. I hope they reissue Fett on a SW card for those that didn't get it, but I'd prefer the ROTJ card with the pic from Jabba's skiff.

Tweekem
07-13-2011, 08:54 AM
I would get the Fett to match the SW set.. and open the ESB. They will prob try to capatalize and release him on a RTOJ card as well so.. AND I will be fool enough to get all 3 since Im a Fett collector... back to the Stormie though...
Im really glad to get a SW backed Stormtrooper... now all of the first 21 (if they make all 21) will match with SW card backs... thats prob where I will stop... prob... mabey...

Jedi534
07-13-2011, 11:14 AM
Awesome! I'll buy this one and sell my ESB! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Andy
07-13-2011, 11:32 AM
I'm new to this line... Do I have to order from Gentle Giant, or will it be available at other retailers? Is this to be very limited, or do I have time to wait? Also, does Gentle Giant charge your credit card immediately, or upon shipping?

BlueSnaggletooth
07-13-2011, 12:09 PM
Yep - It should be available from other retailers. If you order from GG, they won't charge your card until it ships.

-Snags

mizzoujedi
07-13-2011, 12:39 PM
What the hell was that rumble???? Oh, it was the value of my SDCC stormy crashing down.

Glitch
07-13-2011, 12:56 PM
Placed my order last night. I held off on the ESB carded version because 12 Back is the ONLY way to go with this guy. I sure hope they fix the brow painting, but, sadly, I doubt they will.

As far as Fett, even though he was released on a SW card first, I prefer him on the ESB card since that is the film he debuted in.

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rnbuda
07-13-2011, 02:37 PM
Bad move GG, bad move indeed.

Glitch
07-13-2011, 05:46 PM
Bad move GG, bad move indeed.



Why is it bad? Please don't tell me this is a "kills the resell value" thing.

Good move, great move, and one we all expected...and GG admitted early on was coming. The exclusives were the ESB cards.

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Jedi534
07-13-2011, 06:39 PM
Bad move GG, bad move indeed.



Why is it bad? Please don't tell me this is a "kills the resell value" thing.

Good move, great move, and one we all expected...and GG admitted early on was coming. The exclusives were the ESB cards.


Good Move! I'd rather have him on a SW card anyway. I just hope they fix the paint apps on the brow.

drmdns
07-13-2011, 06:47 PM
I went ahead and pulled the trigger on this guy. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

ddoughboy1978
07-13-2011, 07:15 PM
why cant I preorder this thing, It says missing field needs to be filled and everything is filled out WTH!!!! maybe its a sign saying to stay away from this one...... FIXED! got one

captainsolo
07-13-2011, 07:43 PM
Bad move GG, bad move indeed.



Why is it bad? Please don't tell me this is a "kills the resell value" thing.

Good move, great move, and one we all expected...and GG admitted early on was coming. The exclusives were the ESB cards.

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For GG its a smart buisness move. Same figure,new cardback and they profit loads of cash.

Only people that would be upset are ones looking to make a buck on the ESB one. Though, it will still appeal to people who want to be completest. We all know thats oads of SW fans.

jedimasterc
07-13-2011, 08:02 PM
Yeah,the ESB Version of the Stormtrooper and Fett were con exclusives initally.I would be concerned about the 1978 Stortrooper.I would like the Boba Fett on the 1979 card personally.

ddoughboy1978
07-13-2011, 08:34 PM
Just got the fett on the secondary market, I think the re release would be a complimentary piece for it

JustinL
07-14-2011, 06:38 AM
I'm keeping both carded Stormies in my collection.

Gonna flank Vader on either side.

Andy
07-14-2011, 07:13 AM
Good move for me.

Tweekem
07-14-2011, 10:21 AM
I just think its kinda funny that there are people that blast others here for ordering multipul figs or for selling over retail.. then complain that a redo is coming out and that its gonna hurt the value of the first one... which is it guys... are you in this for resale or the fun and love of the films? Makes me sad really.. Ive been pegged as a scalper and hoarder before... yet if you look at my feedback page it is all "great price" and "hooked me up"... 4 pages worth. Shoot... Ive used my PGM to order items for people who dont have the PGM that I have no interest in just to hook a brother up.. Just shows that people will talk trash knowing that they can hide behind their screens and say what they want with no human confrontation or consequence... sissys if you ask me. Now Im not thumbing anyone in particular... I just see this behavior all over the boards and it is getting really annoying to say the least.. wish we could just all be adults and grow up a lil.

Anywho... Im glad.. really glad this piece is coming... I recently got the ESB Stormie at very close to retail from a scummer that just wanted to help me out.. Thanks Bro! you know who you are... I will prob open the ESB Stormy and Fett once the SW versions hit my door step to have some loose... heck.. might get a second Stormie and Vader so I can have 2 Stormies flanking Vader with Fett in the wings OR do like Justin suggested above and save some $$$.

Anywho... thanks for letting me vent.

Andy
07-14-2011, 02:27 PM
Yep - It should be available from other retailers. If you order from GG, they won't charge your card until it ships.

-Snags



Thanks, Snags. Now to decide which retailer. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

justabigkid
07-14-2011, 02:29 PM
For me the idea that GG are going to rerelease the same fig on different cardbacks just makes me want to hold off and not order them anymore. I say that because they will be cheaper to buy on the secondary market. These are just too expensive of a item to get every figure with different carbacks and we all know they will be selling for less than retail in time.

Tweekem
07-14-2011, 02:35 PM
Thats a valid point... Im just too much of a "want it now.. buy factory direct" kinda guy... doesnt save me $$$ but feeds the SW addiction. To each their own... I really wonder if they will make the entire run of figs though... I would LOVE to have a Luke Stormy... and would they make the coin?
HMMM

ECHO_3
07-14-2011, 04:23 PM
I will get this one. I am not a big fan of the rest of the line but love the trooper.

MrPickles
07-15-2011, 04:58 AM
One year, huh? Well it certainly didn't take GG long to hitch a ride on the rehash train...

Glitch
07-15-2011, 04:56 PM
One year, huh? Well it certainly didn't take GG long to hitch a ride on the rehash train...



If the "rehash train" gives us the superior Star Wars card, then I'm all aboard.

See what I did there?

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

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rnbuda
07-15-2011, 11:00 PM
How about a rehash of the BHS with a different box? That would make me happy!

Tweekem
07-15-2011, 11:48 PM
What Black Hole Stormtrooper? The GG bust?

mjb
07-16-2011, 10:16 AM
Happy with the empire one, I will pass. I have no room for these anyway. Might cancel all the ones I have preordered except the sand person, I will make room for him.

justabigkid
07-16-2011, 12:38 PM
How about a rehash of the BHS with a different box? That would make me happy!



Why not? At this point it wouldn't surprise me.

Jedi534
07-16-2011, 01:38 PM
How about a rehash of the BHS with a different box? That would make me happy!



Why not? At this point it wouldn't surprise me.


"Shadow Stormtrooper" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif (Or are those guys different?)

MrPickles
07-21-2011, 12:08 PM
One year, huh? Well it certainly didn't take GG long to hitch a ride on the rehash train...



If the "rehash train" gives us the superior Star Wars card, then I'm all aboard.

See what I did there?

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

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That was pretty good. Nicely executed. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Darth_Finger
07-21-2011, 12:17 PM
indeed, might have to pick one of these up with Vader.

Neo_242
07-21-2011, 03:08 PM
That's what I was waiting for. Fett is up next I guess. It always pays off waiting a bit in SW collecting http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

POTAFAN
12-16-2011, 04:59 AM
GG notified me...

"Your pre-order #XXXXX for the Stormtrooper 12 Kenner Figure with Star Wars Backer Cardwill be processed on Monday, December 19th, 2011 at 10 am PST."

Tweekem
12-17-2011, 10:20 AM
Personally I cant wait! Now I want those darn droids.... cant wait to have the first 12 all up on the wall together!

Jorge
12-27-2011, 01:54 PM
got mine the other day. i have to admit, i was hesitant to buy this since it's the exact same figure, but that giant 12 back card is a thing of beauty. a much cooler piece than the ESB version.

ukepicker
12-27-2011, 05:12 PM
just got mine today, pretty awesome piece! cant wait to finish out the first 12

Glitch
12-27-2011, 05:16 PM
I got mine yesterday as well. Again, in perfect condition:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/Unknown-2.jpg


Overall, I'm VERY happy I held out for the 12 back Star Wars card, but, REALLY, still going with the blatantly mispainted brow trim?

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/symbot/Unknown-4.jpg

jimmii
01-10-2012, 04:15 PM
I got mine with a ding and crack on the bubble, and it seems to be about every other figure I order. Usually GG replies quickly and sends me another one, but this time it's been two weeks since my email and not a word.

Not making me want to renew my membership or prebook at this point.

jimmii
01-11-2012, 04:00 PM
I got mine with a ding and crack on the bubble, and it seems to be about every other figure I order. Usually GG replies quickly and sends me another one, but this time it's been two weeks since my email and not a word.

Not making me want to renew my membership or prebook at this point.

UPDATE: They contacted me and are offering to send me a new bubble case. I just can't understand why I keep getting damaged cases when I'm an exclusive member and order the day they email me. I would think they give premier members their best quality ones.

Tweekem
01-11-2012, 06:20 PM
Thank the Maker that I have not had one issue with any of the figs from GG... its sellers that I get them crushed from. I picked up the ESB carded Trooper a few months ago and that was smashed... but not from GG.

Now get us them Droids already!

Cosmic_Cow
10-03-2013, 11:53 PM
Has anyone purchased the boxed bootleg of this figure? I've seen them popping up on Ebay quite a bit lately and it seems it's from the same people who made the vintage 3.75 White/Black Stormtrooper set that are floating around as well.

CraigMac
10-04-2013, 11:56 PM
Has anyone purchased the boxed bootleg of this figure? I've seen them popping up on Ebay quite a bit lately and it seems it's from the same people who made the vintage 3.75 White/Black Stormtrooper set that are floating around as well.

Yes. I got it off Aliexpress relatively cheap. It's an amazing looking bootleg/knock off.

Tweekem
10-05-2013, 08:07 PM
link please... im curious

CraigMac
10-07-2013, 06:19 AM
link please... im curious http://m.aliexpress.com/item/1049698153.html

Tweekem
10-09-2013, 06:12 PM
wow.. and he is boxed. Shows how overcharged we are

Glitch
10-11-2013, 09:43 AM
mobile site-Star wars stormtrooper doll dolls (http://m.aliexpress.com/item/1049698153.html)

...and they STILL paint the brow incorrectly.

:wtf:

Seriously, what is going on with that? I expect GG to make these kinds of stupid mistakes, but you'd think someone would have corrected this when doing a new run. I would have actually bought one had they corrected GG's mistake.

Shabby_Blue
10-11-2013, 12:58 PM
...and they STILL paint the brow incorrectly.

:wtf:

Seriously, what is going on with that? I expect GG to make these kinds of stupid mistakes, but you'd think someone would have corrected this when doing a new run. I would have actually bought one had they corrected GG's mistake.


GG needs to swallow its pride and request consultation from experts in the vintage collecting community to start getting the sculpt/paint/height details right on this line, instead of arrogantly assuming they know better themselves. I'm sure several of us would be more than willing to help, free of charge, just to avoid further inaccuracies that are potentially driving away customers of this line.

Cosmic_Cow
11-03-2013, 11:39 PM
Yes. I got it off Aliexpress relatively cheap. It's an amazing looking bootleg/knock off.

I bit the bullet and ordered one off Ebay for $48 dlvd. Now if only they'd KO a few others.