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BlueSnaggletooth
02-28-2007, 03:49 PM
Are now IN HAND. My order came in this morning. They are very nice. Unfortunately, I checked and...NO RINGS. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

-Snags

Smatt4u
02-28-2007, 03:51 PM
Chant starts "Pics Pics Pics"

rebel_spook
02-28-2007, 03:54 PM
Well, between here and GGC, that's 2 Striders and 4 Ringwraiths with no rings...

Odds are now 100:1998 for Strider and 100:1996 for Ringwraith...

DarthMatrix
02-28-2007, 04:00 PM
Well, between here and GGC, that's 2 Striders and 4 Ringwraiths with no rings...

Odds are now 100:1998 for Strider and 100:1996 for Ringwraith...




Guy on SSf got 3 ringwraiths and one strider and he got no rings http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

rebel_spook
02-28-2007, 04:02 PM
100:1997 Strider

100:1993 Ringwraith

Lord_Chabelo
02-28-2007, 04:03 PM
Well, between here and GGC, that's 2 Striders and 4 Ringwraiths with no rings...

Odds are now 100:1998 for Strider and 100:1996 for Ringwraith...






Guy on SSf got 3 ringwraiths and one strider and he got no rings http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



It's the same person at GGC

DarthMatrix
02-28-2007, 04:04 PM
100:1997 Strider

100:1993 Ringwraith



odds keep getting better and better http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

rebel_spook
02-28-2007, 04:09 PM
Well, between here and GGC, that's 2 Striders and 4 Ringwraiths with no rings...

Odds are now 100:1998 for Strider and 100:1996 for Ringwraith...






Guy on SSf got 3 ringwraiths and one strider and he got no rings http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



It's the same person at GGC



Oops! Then it's back to:

100:1998 for Strider

100:1996 for Ringwraith

Ed_N
02-28-2007, 04:51 PM
Are now IN HAND. My order came in this morning. They are very nice. Unfortunately, I checked and...NO RINGS. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

-Snags



ok, what am I missing here? Are we hoping that there is somthing in the drawer? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

rebel_spook
02-28-2007, 04:56 PM
Yes, GG put 100 One Ring replicas into either 100 of each of the Strider and Ringwraith busts, or 100 into a total of 100 of the busts. There is some disagreement as to which it is. So, it is either a roughly 1:40 chance of getting one, or a 1:20 chance.

Dosei
02-28-2007, 04:59 PM
Crap! I forgot about Strider...mostly since I don't like LotR, but my girlfriend, like most, lusts after him about 1/4 as much I do Asajj, which is a hell of a lot. I better find a place that has him in stock still.

*10 seconds pass*

'found one! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Our two year anniversary's next month too. Hells yeah.

Ed_N
02-28-2007, 05:05 PM
Yes, GG put 100 One Ring replicas into either 100 of each of the Strider and Ringwraith busts, or 100 into a total of 100 of the busts. There is some disagreement as to which it is. So, it is either a roughly 1:40 chance of getting one, or a 1:20 chance.



Gotch'ya.
Didn't even know about this. Thanks.

nikana
03-01-2007, 08:36 AM
can OP post some pics?

Smatt4u
03-01-2007, 08:37 AM
Chant starts "Pics Pics Pics"



Help me out i am still chanting getting tired now http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

DarthMatrix
03-01-2007, 08:54 AM
Chant starts "Pics Pics Pics"



Help me out i am still chanting getting tired now http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif






THIS THREAD NEEDS PICS...........there you go http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

DarthHippie
03-01-2007, 10:24 AM
Chant starts "Pics Pics Pics"



Help me out i am still chanting getting tired now http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif






THIS THREAD NEEDS PICS...........there you go http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif




Here's a site with pics.... (http://www.torcs.sg/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=7feae0f63ecd36a49b13b4ff37133a 74&topic=968.45) They are almost a month old now, though.

DarthMatrix
03-01-2007, 11:05 AM
thanks DH cant ever have enough pics

Smatt4u
03-01-2007, 05:16 PM
[b] Want one with a ring, cause its gonna cost ya!!!!

ebay auction strider with a ring click here to see (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GENTLE-GIANT-LOTR-STRIDER-BUST-WITH-THE-ONE-RING-INCL_W0QQitemZ120092841545QQihZ002QQcategoryZ86935 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

DarthBeek
03-01-2007, 05:28 PM
Want one with a ring, cause its gonna cost ya!!!!



It will be interesting to see how the pack-in ring influences the prices on these.........

Smatt4u
03-01-2007, 05:46 PM
Want one with a ring, cause its gonna cost ya!!!!



It will be interesting to see how the pack-in ring influences the prices on these.........



Did ya click the link, what do you reckon it will end at? Whats his reserve i wonder?

DarthBeek
03-01-2007, 06:00 PM
Want one with a ring, cause its gonna cost ya!!!!



It will be interesting to see how the pack-in ring influences the prices on these.........



Did ya click the link, what do you reckon it will end at? Whats his reserve i wonder?



Yes, I viewed the auction.

The question is ~ Are there only 100 rings spread across the two busts? Not 100 in each?

There may possibly be some rabid LOTR fans out there willing to pay $100+ for these.

Don't think the $250 BIN will go......but who knows?

swtill1
03-01-2007, 06:25 PM
Are now IN HAND. My order came in this morning. They are very nice. Unfortunately, I checked and...NO RINGS. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

-Snags



you know before reading this thread I had no idea they were even going to have rings in them...

Smatt4u
03-01-2007, 06:35 PM
Are now IN HAND. My order came in this morning. They are very nice. Unfortunately, I checked and...NO RINGS. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

-Snags



you know before reading this thread I had no idea they were even going to have rings in them, thanks GG for adding yet another twist to the product and on another note (I know ther are better places to gripe, BUT) EE was allocated and I am only getting 8 strider and 8 ringwraiths out of 40 ordered of each. This means all suppliers were allocated AGAIN, thanks GG (waah waah) http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



You should check out the GG site now and again. They had posted it on the main page at one point http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

I_need_a_hero
03-01-2007, 06:40 PM
The pictures look real nice on both these pieces. I wonder if they will be sleepers since 2000 does not seem like alot for the LOTR. The ring does not matter too much to me as it does not affect the display of the piece at all. I was going to just sell my 2 busts when they arrived but I may give this line a chance if the quality stays like this.

Dosei
03-01-2007, 06:55 PM
I wonder if they will be sleepers since 2000 does not seem like alot for the LOTR.



Tell me about it. The SW line has the most made- way more than any Harry Potter or LotR bust. I mean, it's understandable...I think, but they should still up the total by a thousand or so. Like they should have with god damn Snape.

rebel_spook
03-02-2007, 09:40 AM
The question is, why would anyone pay more than the individual retail prices combined for the One Ring and a mini-bust. You can buy the One Ring direcet from the manufacturer for about $130 and the mini-bust retails at $50, so why would you pay more than $180???

DarthBeek
03-02-2007, 11:05 AM
The question is, why would anyone pay more than the individual retail prices combined for the One Ring and a mini-bust. You can buy the One Ring direcet from the manufacturer for about $130 and the mini-bust retails at $50, so why would you pay more than $180???



I think it all goes back to the low edition size of these busts. 2000 for a frachise as popular as LOTR??? And the RingWraith has that "just too cool" factor so prices may jump quite rapidly on the secondary market for these (regardless if they include the one ring).

rebel_spook
03-02-2007, 02:45 PM
I understand that possibility, but the Striders can be found at retail right now. If you were to buy one and not find the One Ring and really wanted it, just buy the One Ring either from the manufacturer or a retailer.

jedibill
03-02-2007, 02:50 PM
I agree with you Spook, but I'm wondering if there isn't some engraving or something else on the ring. Like maybe matching numbers for the bust and the ring. Mine are on the way, fingers crossed.

DarthMatrix
03-02-2007, 02:52 PM
I agree with you Spook, but I'm wondering if there isn't some engraving or something else on the ring. Like maybe matching numbers for the bust and the ring. Mine are on the way, fingers crossed.




No its the same ring nobel originally made nothing special about it.

Mapman
03-02-2007, 02:53 PM
This was on the GG blog post regarding the one ring promotion. So I get the impression there is only 100 rings total for both the Strider and Ringwraith busts.


"100 Lucky Members of the Fellowship will win."

DarthBeek
03-02-2007, 06:39 PM
Just received the dreaded "Allocation" email from TOW.

I had two Ringwraith Busts on preorder with them and they are only going to be able to send me one.

At least I'm getting that ~ http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

SgtPsych
03-02-2007, 08:01 PM
Man, I just picked up the Strider bust from my LCS. He had two came in and let me open up both of them to look for the ring. Nada. He didn't get the Ringwraith in yet, so we will have to see. This is one good looking bust. Detail is nice and a lot better than a great jedi we all know.

swtill1
03-03-2007, 12:09 AM
Got my one case of each bust today. I also agree with the RW value skyrocketing, I am not sure the LOTR collectors are on board with these, but they are incredible and much different from the SS busts (which of course are awesome too) have to go quick and order the rest. Wish I had more to sell, only a few left, good luck to all with the rings...

DarthMatrix
03-03-2007, 08:08 AM
Got my one case of each bust today, no rings, so the odds are improving. I also agree with the RW value skyrocketing, I am not sure the LOTR collectors are on board with these, but they are incredible and much different from the SS busts (which of course are awesome too) have to go quick and order the rest. Wish I had more to sell, only a few left, good luck to all with the rings...





so are you saying you opened them all and looked for the ring before you sold them to your customers?

Dosei
03-03-2007, 08:16 AM
No, he obviously said something completely different.

DarthMatrix
03-03-2007, 09:27 AM
No, he obviously said something completely different.




Let see he said he got a case of each and checked them for rings and found none then he said he wished he had more of them to sell.... sounds like he said what I thought he did.

I_need_a_hero
03-03-2007, 10:30 AM
I think Dosei was being sarcastic http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

DarthBeek
03-03-2007, 10:35 AM
I think Dosei was being sarcastic http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Imagine that. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/icons/rolleyes.gif

fuallmf
03-03-2007, 10:38 AM
This was always my concern when i first heard about these rings.How many retailers especially online retailers are going to open them and check them for a ring and then keep it and maybe sell it on ebay for 5 times the original amount.

GGC
03-03-2007, 10:46 AM
I think the Ring Idea is very cool, but I also don't see why people would pay more than $160 or so total. There is no special matking on the ring, it's the same one you can buy right now from Noble, and the COA that comes with the GG Bust also looks to be the same exact one that Noble has as well, so you can "make you own" if you really want to by just buying a ring from Noble.

I_need_a_hero
03-03-2007, 11:05 AM
That is the way I feel -the ring has absolutely nothing to do with the display of this piece. I mean it would be cool to find one - but to pay extra for the chance just does not make any sense. I do think the value of the bust will rise just for the limited run and it seems very well done. As for retailers opening them up and looking for the ring I just hope they let their customers know they are just buying the bust and that the bust has been inspected and searched.

DarthMatrix
03-03-2007, 11:27 AM
I think Dosei was being sarcastic http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif




i'm sloowww http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

swabie2424
03-03-2007, 03:02 PM
I think the Ring Idea is very cool, but I also don't see why people would pay more than $160 or so total. There is no special matking on the ring, it's the same one you can buy right now from Noble, and the COA that comes with the GG Bust also looks to be the same exact one that Noble has as well, so you can "make you own" if you really want to by just buying a ring from Noble.



To Yoda you must listen!

BigDumbWookiee
03-03-2007, 03:20 PM
I never got the fascinations in getting an engraved ring anyway, they look really cheap, even the Noble ones. Both in terms of the story and the props, the One Ring was never engraved.

DarthMatrix
03-03-2007, 03:41 PM
I think the Ring Idea is very cool, but I also don't see why people would pay more than $160 or so total. There is no special matking on the ring, it's the same one you can buy right now from Noble, and the COA that comes with the GG Bust also looks to be the same exact one that Noble has as well, so you can "make you own" if you really want to by just buying a ring from Noble.




Exactly.....how long you think its gonna take before somebody buys a bust and a ring seperate and throws it on the bay as a bust that came with the ring.Shame is thers goona be someone that bites on that http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

GGC
03-03-2007, 11:00 PM
I think the Ring Idea is very cool, but I also don't see why people would pay more than $160 or so total. There is no special matking on the ring, it's the same one you can buy right now from Noble, and the COA that comes with the GG Bust also looks to be the same exact one that Noble has as well, so you can "make you own" if you really want to by just buying a ring from Noble.




Exactly.....how long you think its gonna take before somebody buys a bust and a ring seperate and throws it on the bay as a bust that came with the ring.Shame is thers goona be someone that bites on that http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



I'm sure people have thought of it and I would not be at all shocked if in 2 weeks or so we see a influx of them on e-bay. Someone posted a pic of the COA that comes with the Gg Bust and it is the Noble one so its can be "faked".

jpc_art
03-05-2007, 01:50 PM
Just got these busts today and I have to give credit where credit is due they look amazing. It is also kinda bittersweet though...why does such nice looking product have to come from such a jerk company. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Guess I just have to remeber I'm buying it for the art and craftsmanship of the piece and not to support them.

jedibill
03-05-2007, 06:46 PM
Just got my two busts today, no rings http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif but they are pretty cool looking busts. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I_need_a_hero
03-05-2007, 06:57 PM
Mine should be arriving tomorrow -can't wait to get a close look at these.

DarthPotts1975
03-05-2007, 08:53 PM
as much as i would like to collect these there's just too much star wars stuff coming out. i have to draw the line somewhere.

nocode
03-06-2007, 05:24 PM
Got mine today…no ring http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

I was thinking that more than likely no one will find one if it was purchased from a retailer. Your best shot is probably getting them direct from GG.
I know that everyone is not shady, but what is keeping the retailer from checking the box……..They only need to look for the COA for the ring and then they will know it’s in there.

Then the retailer can get a premium for the bust.

Well I guess in the end I am just mad because I did not get one http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

THX182
03-06-2007, 05:52 PM
I'm confused. What is this "no ring" stuff? I have some of these LOTR busts on order but haven't been shipped them yet. Could someone explain the ring business?

Dosei
03-06-2007, 06:11 PM
Read the first page of the topic.

THX182
03-06-2007, 06:13 PM
Read the first page of the topic.



Ah, ok. So there are rings packed in with a certain number of busts. Pretty cool. I wont sweat it if I don't get one. I'm just a casual LOTR fan. If I get one, I'll offer it up to someone here who wants it.

I_need_a_hero
03-06-2007, 08:27 PM
So you don't have to open the bust up? The COA for the ring is loose in the box like the bust COA? If thats the case I am sure most retailers will be looking in the boxes http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

nocode
03-06-2007, 09:13 PM
So you don't have to open the bust up? The COA for the ring is loose in the box like the bust COA? If thats the case I am sure most retailers will be looking in the boxes http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



I don't know that for sure. I was just taking a guess.

Were would they hide it?

I guess we won't know until someone finds one.

qwa_raig
03-06-2007, 09:15 PM
From what I read on gentlegiantcollectors.com the coa for the ring is in the box and you do not have to open the bust to even check for the ring. It would be very easy for retailers to check beforehand.

I_need_a_hero
03-06-2007, 09:18 PM
Well that certainly takes the suspense out of it http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

THX182
03-06-2007, 10:10 PM
Well that certainly takes the suspense out of it http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



And the chances of getting one go down the pooper.

jalthe1andonly
03-06-2007, 11:50 PM
Has anyone that ordered these from Fireside Collectibles recieved theirs yet? I had them preordered and i haven't heard a peep. Plus they are no longer listed on the site. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

BlueSnaggletooth
03-07-2007, 02:59 AM
Looks like the Ringwraith is pretty much sold out everywhere, with Strider only still available at a few places. Pretty good debut for this line.

-Snags

MrPickles
03-07-2007, 03:31 AM
Ahhh...here's the thread. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif

Sentinel
03-07-2007, 03:39 PM
Got my Ringwraith...1917/2000; No Ring.

DarthMatrix
03-07-2007, 06:32 PM
From what I read on gentlegiantcollectors.com the coa for the ring is in the box and you do not have to open the bust to even check for the ring. It would be very easy for retailers to check beforehand.




seems like some retailers are doing just that http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Cotasnoova
03-07-2007, 10:51 PM
Wow...the prices of these are going to get nuts really fast.

$59.99 went on ebay in no time...
Everybody is SOLD OUT...

BlueSnaggletooth
03-08-2007, 01:09 AM
Wow...the prices of these are going to get nuts really fast.

$59.99 went on ebay in no time...
Everybody is SOLD OUT...



Just opened up my second Ringwraith bust and there was a ring inside. Very cool! The bust was purchased from Rick @Northsidecollectibles.

-Snags

Mechleader
03-08-2007, 04:58 PM
Did it say it on the box?

I just got mine and WOW!!! Great work GG!!! I LOVE these things!!!!

swtill1
03-08-2007, 10:22 PM
Sorry I should have explained myself, I checked only one case because a close friend of mine is a HUGE LOTR fan and has everything EVER made for this film (I mean everything, SS toybiz all the bookmarks, magazines it all) so I thought I would try to find him one so he had a great collectible, but realized it wasn't fair to others buying these with the chance to get a ring, not to scalp it on the 'bay, sorry for making myself look bad to all the scummers. I have some more on the way so some of my customers do have a chance at a ring, not a great one cuz I didn't even get 40 total.

Tusken_Raiders
03-09-2007, 06:06 PM
Got my Bust today from Most Wanted...

Wringwriath no ring...However Strider had a ring '0721'...I guess lucky numbers '7' and '21' helped out...

These are sweet..very articulate...

BlueSnaggletooth
03-10-2007, 08:00 PM
Got my Bust today from Most Wanted...

Wringwriath no ring...However Strider had a ring '0721'...I guess lucky numbers '7' and '21' helped out...

These are sweet..very articulate...



Congratulations, Raider!

Snags

DarthBeek
03-11-2007, 04:53 PM
Got my Bust today from Most Wanted...

Wringwriath no ring...However Strider had a ring '0721'...I guess lucky numbers '7' and '21' helped out...

These are sweet..very articulate...



Hmmmmmm...from MWC huh?

Mine are due tomorrow, so hope the luck continues from MWC to me. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Tusken_Raiders
03-12-2007, 02:33 AM
Got my Bust today from Most Wanted...

Wringwriath no ring...However Strider had a ring '0721'...I guess lucky numbers '7' and '21' helped out...

These are sweet..very articulate...



Hmmmmmm...from MWC huh?

Mine are due tomorrow, so hope the luck continues from MWC to me. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



Good luck Beek... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Tusken_Raiders
03-12-2007, 02:33 AM
Got my Bust today from Most Wanted...

Wringwriath no ring...However Strider had a ring '0721'...I guess lucky numbers '7' and '21' helped out...

These are sweet..very articulate...



Congratulations, Raider!

Snags



Thanks Snags.

MrPickles
03-12-2007, 06:09 PM
Looks like these new mini-busts are a hit.

Will be intesesting to see where they go next...

mesepher
03-12-2007, 08:26 PM
mine should be here Wednesday... I'm VERY excited to see the finished product!

DarthBeek
03-13-2007, 01:00 AM
Got my Bust today from Most Wanted...

Wringwriath no ring...However Strider had a ring '0721'...I guess lucky numbers '7' and '21' helped out...

These are sweet..very articulate...



Hmmmmmm...from MWC huh?

Mine are due tomorrow, so hope the luck continues from MWC to me. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif



Good luck Beek... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Well, my shipment arrived today. First ~ what an awesome bust that RingWraith is and Strider is not too shabby either. No rings in my two! Sadly, these have to go into storage as I am running out of room as it is in my Detolfs. Plus the fiance does NOT need to see me purchasing busts from a new line. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

mesepher
03-14-2007, 07:49 AM
Plus the fiance does NOT need to see me purchasing busts from a new line. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif



Amen to that one!


Looks like my shipment got pushed back a day... here's to hoping they'll be waiting when I get home tomorrow!

Come on, one ring!!!

qwa_raig
03-14-2007, 04:31 PM
my aragorn and wraith will be here on Friday. It seems like people have been getting these forever ago already. The wait is nearly over.

DarthBeek
03-14-2007, 04:48 PM
My second RingWraith arrived moments ago from TOW.

Drats ~ no ring. Oh well. Life goes on. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

MrPickles
03-14-2007, 11:42 PM
Wonka tickets are even harder to come by....

Tusken_Raiders
03-15-2007, 02:58 AM
Pics of Aragorn and the ring..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/firefly2121/DSC04963.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/firefly2121/DSC04968.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v119/firefly2121/DSC04967.jpg

mesepher
03-15-2007, 06:14 PM
so if you get a ring... where is it in the box?

Maybe I'm just not seeing it... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

darthbill
03-15-2007, 07:59 PM
I believe it is hidden in the base. Is that correct Tusken?

Tusken_Raiders
03-16-2007, 01:21 AM
Well the box is pictured on the second pic...and if you look at the first pic of aragorn who can see the small crack in which is goes into...

qwa_raig
03-16-2007, 07:27 PM
each bust has a magnetic box that opens out of the bottom front of the base. That's where the ring is kept.

I got strider # 161 with a ring and ring wraith # 185 with no ring today from ccgarmory. They look sweet!

DarthBeek
03-18-2007, 07:43 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

These are really bringing high prices, wow.

RingWraith Auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=016&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=260098257140&rd=1&rd=1)

MrPickles
03-21-2007, 02:23 AM
W-W-Wow! That is kinda shocking so fast....