If you want the print bad enough then preorder it, who would spend 50 plus on a print run of a 1000 that's retarded? I like the preorder deal, I spent 40 minutes securing my prints and I didn't have to pull a sit in just to purchase them. I hate waiting in lines! But this took care of it, the only thing that aggravated me were the idiots who had 50 pieces that were to be autographed bye mr. Baker and the guy saw that there were at least 100 people in line behind him. Acme did a awesome job and they fixed it PERIOD! Cant wait till cviiActually, Epsilon I was at C5 and I managed to get the print I wanted on that Friday.I also went to C3 and 4 and managed to get any print I wanted there as well. However, I wasn't able to make it to C6. I had a fellow scummer try to get me the prints I wanted. He wasn't able to and that's cool cause he did me a big service because he tried.
However, my point about pre-orders is the fact that it essentially defeats the purpose of others coming to the show to get a print if(basically) all of them have been presold before the show ever begins. The prints should be sold only at the show so that everyone who wants one at least has a shot at it. It makes no damn sense to me to have a catalog at the show that says prints will be available only at the show,limited to a certain number, when essentially they have all been sold via preorders.
If the prints are so damn hard to get cause of scalpers or demand why not increase the print run to 1k or so? Doing so defeats the scalpers and it makes lots of fellow collectors happy.
The last day of the show acme was giving one light saber tube away with 50 buck purchase i got 2 that way with the trevas prints.
Sorry, but I will respectfully have to disagree about the preordering prints.People who go to cons in general know they will have to wait in long lines PERIOD.Its part of the experience. If you want something you get in line to get it, if not you don't. As to the point about increasing the number of them- why not do 500 or so? It doesn't hurt the collectors, it only helps them. People buy things for various reasons . Ebay can attest for certain of those prints people bought to resale to make big bucks. Now, if the point of making prints and selling them at the shows is to put them into collectors hands who will enjoy them and display them ,then what does it matter if that LIMITED number of prints goes up to 500 or 750? )
To be honest, even though I don't like preorders I wouldn't be averse to them if they did a print run of 500 or so and let half be preorders. My main beef with the preorders this time comes from the fact that in some cases (such as Trevas) all 200 of the preorders sold out leaving basically none for the show.
I know what you mean. I think balancing the 250 between what is available at the show and available for preorder would be better (125 / 125.)Ill just say this- if the art is desired it sells ---period. Regardless of whether or not it sells out at the convention is irrelevant- though I assume every artist would love for that to happen. If the art is not desired then it doesn't sell and that falls on lucasfilm and the artists for having produced it. All I'm really advocating an increase in print runs to say 500 so that the artists can have their preorders ,but still have enough to make it fair for convention goers in the future.
Very cool but not nearly as limited.I saw one of those when we were in line for autographs. A VIP we chatted with for awhile showed us that piece...he had just finished going through Ashley Eckstein's line to get her signature added to it.
And I agree, very cool!
I wish. I was thinking of making a tumblr or something with a Hi-res scan to help ID all the people.Anybody know if there is a key to ID-ing all the people on the Jeff Carlisle print?
And if it was / is please share.That print was only for the 50 Masters, so it was more limited than the art prints (unless it was available somewhere else, also).