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LINQ0311
01-09-2006, 03:35 AM
Hey everyone-

I am sorry if this has already been posted. I have gone through the last few pages of threads and have not found anything on it.

I found this on the Attakus forum, (Don't worry Philip, RS rules over all other forums) and I thought this would give us somewhat of an idea as to what we will be seeing in the Sandtrooper gear wise, as this obviously belongs to a Sandtrooper.

Me personally, I am seriously excited about this Sandtrooper!

http://forum.america.attakus.com/viewtopic.php?t=184

LINQ0311
01-23-2006, 04:15 AM
Bump.

oldschool_Jawa
01-23-2006, 06:01 AM
I saw pics of the prototype on another forum and I don't like the pose on the sandtrooper at all. The jedi Luke statue is looking awesome though!

327th
01-23-2006, 10:38 AM
Like to see pics of his pose.

The_Mike
01-23-2006, 11:25 AM
The Sandtrooper leaves much to be desired personally. Something about it just strikes me as off....but I am surprised to see Oola getting some love in Series 4. That was shocking.

jabba_the_ridge
01-23-2006, 12:56 PM
Can anyone post a link or tell me what website I need to go on to see these new attackus statues. I tried the link above but all I got was the Sandtrooper gun thanks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

RogueTrader
01-23-2006, 01:21 PM
Didn't 4-LOM and Dengar use this gun too?

LINQ0311
01-23-2006, 03:15 PM
Didn't 4-LOM and Dengar use this gun too?



Yes I believe they did. There are prototype pics of these upcoming statues on the Rebelscum homepage now.

I too think the Sandtrooper looks weird. I think it is the pose and how he is holding his gun. It does not look natural, but I am such a freak for anything Sandtroopers, I will probably get it anyway.

I am thrilled to see a company finally making a quality statue of ROTJ Luke. I was hoping Attakus or GG would make one. It looks good too.

So far, Oola is only a drawing, but I think they have a good pose for her, and she will probably compliment the Leia, Jabba, etc.

Now if only I could find a Jabba for my collection...

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

oldschool_Jawa
01-23-2006, 03:39 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif. Yes, jabba is a MUST if you have leia and are getting Oola!

Weasel27
01-23-2006, 08:00 PM
Can anyone post a link or tell me what website I need to go on to see these new attackus statues. I tried the link above but all I got was the Sandtrooper gun thanks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Here ya go:
Attakus 2006 Catalog (http://www.mintinbox.net/Actus/06-01/attakus_catalogue)

rwallace
01-24-2006, 08:06 AM
I really like the Tie Fighter pilot. i think the proto-type looks pretty good.

Forhekset
01-24-2006, 09:23 AM
I don't care for the Sandtrooper's pose either. The Jedi Luke also looks a little goofy - he's got his head slightly cocked like a confused dog or something.

I'm looking forward to seeing how Oola and the Probe Droid turn out though. The Gamorrean Guard looks nice as well. Pretty soon you'll be able to create a Jabba's Palace diorama comprised entirely of Attakus statues. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Jedi_Adrian
01-24-2006, 10:47 AM
Why is the santrooper always given bad poses...I am not to thrilled about the koto one too.

Forhekset
01-24-2006, 11:07 AM
Yeah, the Koto Sandtrooper is passable, but his pose isn't the best either. I like the idea of him pointing, but his head is sorta facing the wrong way...it's my one gripe with an otherwise great Koto kit.

Then you have the Koto Biker Scout in the "Spider-Man crouching on a rooftop" pose.....

Jedi_Adrian
01-24-2006, 11:11 AM
youre right koto sometimes makes strange poses.

LINQ0311
01-24-2006, 02:06 PM
I am not sure what the phenomenon is with these Sandtrooper/Stormtrooper statues, but often times they seem to have a goofy pose, and it seems that they absolutely HAVE to be featured holding a blaster.

Me personally, I would love to have an Attakus Sandtrooper holding the macrobinoculars scanning the horizon, and he could have his blaster slung over his shoulder.

I really liked the GG Sandtrooper Sgt. bust (White Pauldron) where he is holding the metal ring from one of the droids.

I think Attakus could do something a little more like this rather than have a statue that looks like he is about to trip and fall, and he looks like he doesn't know how to hold a gun properly.

LINQ0311
01-27-2006, 03:46 AM
Does anyone think that we will ever see a Biker Scout from Attakus w/o the speeder bike?

oldschool_Jawa
01-27-2006, 03:57 AM
Possibly, it's probably actually really likely that if they ever release a biker scout that he won't come with the bike. Especially since their biker scout with bike got the NO GO from lucasfilm once already.

LINQ0311
01-27-2006, 04:12 AM
Possibly, it's probably actually really likely that if they ever release a biker scout that he won't come with the bike. Especially since their biker scout with bike got the NO GO from lucasfilm once already.



Really? What are the details of that story? I had never heard of that. I saw the prototype on these forums, but I guess it turned out to be something some independant guy was doing in his home.

oldschool_Jawa
01-27-2006, 12:57 PM
No, it really was attakus doing it. They were making their version and at the same time GG was making their version. Attakus says they think they were turned down by lucasfilm on their version because GG was doing one too and it got the go ahead.

LINQ0311
01-27-2006, 01:38 PM
That's cool with me. I don't want some massive speeder bike in my house anyway. I would prefer to have the GG one, and an Attakus Biker Scout w/o the bike would be nice.

LINQ0311
03-13-2006, 02:58 AM
I think it's pretty interesting that Attakus says on their forums that the Sandtrooper pose was given to them by Skywalker Ranch, and that they did not have a say in the pose. I still like it anyway and will pick it up when it comes out. Only question I have is what color will the pauldron be? Will that affect the sales?

yodasan
03-16-2006, 01:46 PM
Any clue when to expect the sandtrooper for pre-order? 2007?

LINQ0311
03-16-2006, 02:24 PM
He's part of Series 4, which is a 2006 product plan for now. It could possibly extend into 2007. I think the Sandtrooper is next after Jedi Luke.

TA2215
03-16-2006, 02:39 PM
Unfortunately Attakus is always under the rules of LFL and they don't let their artists any room for interpretation (with the exception of human faces). I love most of the Attakus statues but in no way I am a completist with them, that is the reason why I haven't bought an Attakus stormtrooper yet and I will wait to buy the sandtrooper also.
With all the offers in the market now, I am sure that GG and/or SS will come out with their versions and then I will decide which one to get.
I must say that GG has done excellent with the sculpts of their stormtrooper busts and the dewback so I have great expectations of their future releases.

yodasan
03-16-2006, 03:56 PM
While the stuff they are putting out is, or looks to be, great, I do
wish SS would consider doing some statues of clones/troopers!
Do you really think GG is going to put out full size clone/trooper statues
anytime soon given how many busts they have done/are doing?

TA2215
03-16-2006, 04:01 PM
These are always top sellers, maybe GG wont make them immediately but I am sure they will include some in their statue line.
I am sure Sideshow will also make them but they won't do them any time soon either since they have tons of other characters to made more "human" like.

Criz_Bee
03-16-2006, 06:18 PM
I think it looks ugly. Ugly might be a bit strong, but the helmet looks totally off, and the pose is more than strange ...