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DarthCitrix
08-22-2006, 12:38 AM
GG AOTC blue clonetrooper bust (http://www.rebelscum.com/gg03clonelt.asp) vs SSC PF Vader (http://www.rebelscum.com/SideshowVader14.asp) - I may be dumping one for the other.

They're priced about the same, around $350 to $400 but the GG clone is rarer with 1,000 made vs 2500 for Vader.

I just wanted to hear some opinions on which you would prefer to have in your collection.

cbrigden
08-22-2006, 12:43 AM
The Vader for sure. The Phase I troopers are okay, but not half as cool as the Phase II, and that Vader looks incredible, so I'd say Vader. I guess it comes down to whether you think the rarity factor is enough to go for something that seems a lot less cooler. I'm pretty selective in my buying, so I don't go for the rare stuff unless it's something I know is worth paying the price, hence why I'd go with Darth.

Amir
08-22-2006, 12:44 AM
This thread really belongs in the Toys and Collectibles >> Other Collectibles Section (http://threads.rebelscum.com/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=UBB4) of the forums. Please continue your discussions there. Thank you.

massoh2
08-22-2006, 12:50 AM
The Vader for sure. The Phase I troopers are okay, but not half as cool as the Phase II, and that Vader looks incredible, so I'd say Vader. I guess it comes down to whether you think the rarity factor is enough to go for something that seems a lot less cooler. I'm pretty selective in my buying, so I don't go for the rare stuff unless it's something I know is worth paying the price, hence why I'd go with Darth.



I disagree, I think the the Phase I is superior in terms of aesthetics. The Phase II has too much of an OT reference (ie Stormtroopers). I guess that's what they were going for, but I still think Phase I looks better. IMO, it's "untainted" by the link to Episode 4, 5, and 6. That said, I think Stormtroopers AND Phase II's both look cool, though not on the same level as the Phase I.

theropod
08-22-2006, 02:26 AM
If you are mostly a bust collector, and are looking to fill your gaps, definately get the bust. But if you enjoy a variety of Star Wars collectibles and are looking for a centerpiece to your collection, the PF Vader might be it. When all is said and done, the PF Vader will have a more commanding presence in your collection. The iconic character, detail, size, and stoic pose is almost overwhelming.

When I have visitors, my PF Vader captures more attention than anything else in my collection.
-theropod

Slave_1
08-22-2006, 02:56 AM
Vader by far is a much nicer piece.

The_Godfather
08-22-2006, 04:12 AM
I think SS's Vader is WAY BETTER than GG's Blue Clone......

U can easily get a custom made or custom painted Blue clones......but have you ever seen any custom Darth Vader statue in 1/4 scale with lights up and clothing????

I got both of them but I loves SS's Vader more http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

and dont forget....$400 is the market price and $350 is the retail price.......

Quickbeam
08-22-2006, 05:35 AM
I just think that this thread has so many abbreviations and acronyms that I have no idea what it was about. Now if you'll excuse me I have to go watch and HD-DVD on my DLP HDTV.

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

ARCtrooper66
08-22-2006, 10:39 AM
Little 6-7" tall bust or a 2 foot tall Darth Vader with light up lightsaber...easy for me to choose!

I dont collect busts, nor do I think I ever will and I do collect SSC's PF and 12inchers so this is a biased opinion but Id go with PF Vader...he will just stand out more and be worth the money

TK_842
08-22-2006, 12:13 PM
I already went for the Vader. I'm not really attracted to busts anyway.

AlaskanStar
08-22-2006, 12:55 PM
I understand your position very well, I am going through the same decision process now. I have all the mini busts (except for the holiday ones) and I am really thinking of letting some go in order to get some of the other items I want (i.e SS PF Vader, Grievous, 1:1 maul bust). I could easily sell a few of the more expensive busts and get these but I am just torn about what to do. Just cant decide on what I like better. I am leaning towards going for the SS stuff.

ump
08-22-2006, 01:18 PM
GG AOTC blue clonetrooper bust (http://www.rebelscum.com/gg03clonelt.asp) vs SSC PF Vader (http://www.rebelscum.com/SideshowVader14.asp) - I may be dumping one for the other.

They're priced about the same, around $350 to $400 but the GG clone is rarer with 1,000 made vs 2500 for Vader.

I just wanted to hear some opinions on which you would prefer to have in your collection.


Blue clone trooper mini bust is 1000 pcs only...and the ss vader is 4500 pcs(2500 + 2000 excl. ),i will keep an eye on the blue clone trooper,GG mini bust is very popular over the world,thats why a small bust worth over $500 in the 2 nd market.

VadersFist5
08-22-2006, 02:05 PM
It's a tough call. I don't have all the GG busts by any means, but I have a few, and I really like them. However, I got the PF Grievous not too long ago, and it's amazing! Now, I'm seriously considering selling a few of the busts to try to get a PF Vader. The only problem is that the busts I have, I really like.

The difference here is that you could probably get the PF Vader by selling the one bust. It would take the sale of a few for me. If I were you, I'd probably go for the Vader.

Spideymike
08-22-2006, 03:22 PM
I don't own either one, but I'd say the PF Vader would be more outstanding mostly due to the sheer size and light-up lightsaber. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif Still, both are very nice to own.

phishhead1991
08-22-2006, 03:43 PM
VADER is by far a cooler statue.

EJEGG
08-22-2006, 05:43 PM
Go with the Vader! I have a friend who has a couple SSC PF and they stand apart from all the other collectables!

DarthCitrix
08-22-2006, 11:21 PM
I collect the GG clones and stormtroopers minibusts. The blue clone is the only one I have from the AOTC clones, which is why it'd be so hard to let go.

However, I've been looking for the ultimate Vader collectible figure, and the SS PF one fits the bill quite nicely.

Decisions, decisions, .....

Amir
08-23-2006, 01:00 AM
Vader is super sweet:

http://www.rebelscum.com/Sideshow/Vader/SCvader125.jpg (http://www.rebelscum.com/SideshowVader14.asp)

I would go for the Vader, but then again I don't collect the busts...