I feel the same way right now. It helps that I already own a few CM pieces like the Predator.ambasah said:I absolutely need this in my collection. the efx ANH vader helmet will unfortunately no longer be possible for me.
I guess it is all about scale, CM are going 1/3, SS are going 1/4. And lots of money into Lucas hands of courseThe_Chosen_1 said:It looks fantastic, but Cinemaquettes are way overpriced IMO. I wonder how they got the license to make this when Sideshow has rights to mixed media statues already?
Oh, it will be at least 2K for sure. I was wondering if anyone had word from the show.deathstar1000 said:Don't these usually run a couple of thousand dollars?SolidLiquidFox said:Any word on the price?
Indy was 2K:
BTW if you look really carefully The belt on the "screen used pic" has multi colored buttons...if you notice...kinda reminds me of the suit used for the SITH VANITY FAIR COVER http://www.aptirrelevance.com/sw-archive/imgview.php?id=01154 -- has multi colored buttons also but not quitegino said:For me this Vader is a huge disappointment.
It is clear that the Vader they used as reference is the LFL promotional Vader costume. Unfortunately, the LFL promotional Vader costume components do not match any of the film used components. The dome on the helmet sits too high. The chest armor is way undersized. The cape chain is wrong. The belt boxes and their details are completely mis-proportioned. That's just some of it.
I will say this, they did a fantastic job of replicating the suit they used as reference. If only they had used reference of a screen used costume instead, this could have been epic.
The fault for this being is a miss for me is two-part. First, that the LFL promo costume they used for reference was horribly inaccurate to the film used costume (not CM's fault), and second, that CM did not have the knowledge to realize that they were using the promo suit as reference instead of looking at reference from the actual film costume (CM's fault).
Here is a quick comparison of the LFL promo costume next to the screen used original ESB costume.
Now if you like this statue, that's all that matters. I'm not trying to dissuade anyone from buying it.
Most people will never see the differences between the promo and screen used costumes. Some things will look 'off' to them but they will not really be able to vocalize why. Some people have already mentioned some things not looking right such as the helmet or armor. This is the kind of stuff that I'm talking about. If you want a statue, action figure, etc.. to look just like the character as he appeared in the movie, then you HAVE to use reference of that character from the actual movie. Companies like sideshow, hasbro, and CM fail at this all the time, because they use incorrect reference for their projects. Which ultimately it means the accuracy of the project is doomed from the very start.
Thanks Gino. That means I could save that money for a 1:1 Stormie armor (and not MRL version).gino said:Hey Sergiu,
You would get a really bad one for that price.
Most of the really good stuff isn't even available to purchase as it is kept amongst serious prop collectors.
Not sure if any of the CM's ever came with backgrounds before, they have detailed and elaborated bases but didn't hear of backgroundsRodders said:This is way too rich for my blood, but does the bespin background also come with this statue?
The pose is horrible. The price is just down right funny compared with all the other pieces out there.ambasah said:so he's up for order. I was tempted, but the pose kills it for me. I am also not a fan of the anakin sculpt.
I dunno, I like it -- of course I'm Vader collector and I already have a lifezsize --- my gripe is the lower leg position - its weird,Sergiu said:I'd rather save $3000 or even more and get a life-size Vader or trooper, than pay over $2000 and have a 1:3 statue, no matter how cool it is. A 1:1 item will always be more impressive than any scaled statue, mini-bust, figure, or even prop replica or helmet by its own. The only thing that goes closer to 1:1 armor on mannequin IMO, is a studio scale ship or vehicle like the MR Falcon or AT-AT which are very impressive by their sheer size and design. All others are very cool, but far from being that impressive. And this CM in particular is even less impressive than CM Predator or Endo.