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Hellstorm10
02-15-2006, 04:17 PM
Hello everyone,
Has anyone here who has their Sideshow Vader in hand, found any damage on it?
Check your helmets closely for any scuffs or scratches on the top or back of the helmet.
I have already purchased 2 of these and found major problems with both.
Maybe I'm just that unlucky, but I would like some feedback before I go out and try to buy a 3rd one.
Thanks.

HinekenSkywalker
02-15-2006, 04:33 PM
Just checked mine and it's perfect.
Sorry, dude.

CoolHandHan
02-15-2006, 04:48 PM
Nope, mine was fine also. Sorry to hear about your scratches.

Forhekset
02-15-2006, 04:49 PM
Sounds like you're simply unlucky. Reminds me of the trouble I had trying to buy Sideshow's Wolverine vs. Sabretooth diorama. I bought 3 and each one was damaged in some way, so I gave up on trying to own that piece.

Mini_Rock_Banned
02-16-2006, 03:42 AM
Third times the charm Hellstorm. Mine is perfect, but I've had the same problems come up with a few MR pieces plus a few GG statues & busts as well. SS has an awesome return policy, so I'd keep trying. Good luck http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Outer_Rim
03-10-2006, 01:33 PM
Got mine today and there are two obvious dents on the dome. I will send him back for replacement.

CalabiYau
03-10-2006, 06:04 PM
I just sent my exclusive SS Vader back for this very reason. It had a large dent on Vader's left side (right side looking at the figure) at the top, near the front of the helmet. When I spoke with someone in the return department at Sideshow they asked if it was on Vader's right side. It made me think that this may not be an uncommon problem with this piece. Of course mine had the dent on the other side...What about you guys?

Anonymous01
03-10-2006, 09:56 PM
Mine's okay, but you did make me double-check. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Outer_Rim
03-11-2006, 05:14 AM
The bigger one is on the right side of the helmet and the other one is on the left. I really canīt understand how so many damaged Vaders passed the quality controls.

Mike_S
03-11-2006, 06:00 AM
Doesn't sound encouraging at all.

DarthShader32812
03-27-2006, 08:59 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

I ordered 2. Both arrived with sabers broken. Exclusive version appeared to have been opened before, and had blemishes in the helmet and mouthpiece. In places it looks like it was touched before the paint was dry.

I called SSC, and they offered replacement sabers AFTER I send the broken ones back. After spending this much money, I am not happy with dealing with all the hassle. A number of local friends have gotten Vaders with worse damage. I am afraid to return mine at this point, fearing a replacement could be much worse than the one in hand. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Han and Luke arrived in great condition, Vader was a very big let down.

On that note, THANK YOU Gentle Giant, you have never made me this unhappy with a collectible.

Chief_Bast
03-27-2006, 09:18 PM
Each time I read these posts, I'm forced to go back and re-check my Vader for any damage. So far, so good...(knock on wood)

I guess #55 was made on a Monday.

Mini_Rock_Banned
03-28-2006, 01:43 AM
I had to return my GG Vader twice before I got a good one. Still, it was one of the best pieces I owned at the time. Regarding the SS Vader, mine came in perfect condition, and I have never been happier with any other statue or high-end collectible like I am with this piece.


http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c190/shangrilien/statues_Vader_comparaison.jpg

HinekenSkywalker
03-28-2006, 09:39 AM
Those Vaders look great side by side like that. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

demorathis
03-28-2006, 02:29 PM
The sideshow vader helm is actually plastic, if I'm not mistaken -- so it is prone to getting scratched up...

SaberFreak
03-29-2006, 03:39 AM
Mini_Rock, What's the one next to the SS? I don't remember seeing that Vader before...

Is it the Medicom one on a custom base?

demorathis
03-29-2006, 03:37 PM
Mini_Rock, What's the one next to the SS? I don't remember seeing that Vader before...

Is it the Medicom one on a custom base?



That's the first attakus (based off a publicity photo - much like the other pieces like the tusken raider, the ewok...) -- one like it recently (feb 06) sold on ebay for 12,750 USD (30 bids)

colter
03-29-2006, 06:16 PM
My luck with sideshow has been most unpleasant. My first Vader arrives and the electronics do not work. It get shipped out, and a replacement arrives...the cod piece is snapped in half. I am hoping the third time is a charm!

TA2215
03-29-2006, 06:42 PM
That's the first attakus (based off a publicity photo - much like the other pieces like the tusken raider, the ewok...) -- one like it recently (feb 06) sold on ebay for 12,750 USD (30 bids)


You meant 1,275 USD right? there is no way that Vader can cost that much unless is a unique piece, otherwise I will be selling mine right away!!!!