Thanks for the praise. I keep the door shut and have the wall vent nearly closed off (though not all the way). Having the glass-paned door really keeps the collection from feeling shut away from viewing. So far the dust hasn't been much of an issue. I usually dust @ once a month, and I carefully spray canned air over and around the figures. I haven't had to go to the trouble to move each figure and dust under and around it.Kielbassa! I saw your Thrawn pics in the Thrawn thread and immediately searched the limelight section in hopes of finding more pictures of your collection I saw in the background. Oh my! You have a beautiful setup! I really adore the center cases with surrounding shelves on risers. Looks fantastic!
How do you handle dusting all those loose figures?
I got this one when it was released, very nice it is too. Does yours have the jet pack on upside down or is it ok? Mines on upside down..., not changed it though for fear of damaging the mini-bust & as I don't display the mini-bust looking at the rear of it, it's no big deal.My folks got me the GG Shae Vizla mini bust for my birthday. It's nice that they're willing to fill in the holes in my collection with busts that I never picked up on my own.
I believe it is upside down, but with the way the hose is connected, wouldn't a longer hose have to be included to connect the jetpack right-side up?I got this one when it was released, very nice it is too. Does yours have the jet pack on upside down or is it ok? Mines on upside down..., not changed it though for fear of damaging the mini-bust & as I don't display the mini-bust looking at the rear of it, it's no big deal.
The hose part is a separate piece, and it will sit just fine atop the jet pack once it gets turned the right side up. If you are interested in seeing how I did it, just go to post #129 in http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1053511-13/I believe it is upside down, but with the way the hose is connected, wouldn't a longer hose have to be included to connect the jetpack right-side up?
Thanks for the tip! I'll have to work up the nerve to try it. I removed the blaster from the Hammerhead bust, and it turned out OK despite how tense I was.
Then doing the backpack should be a piece of cake for you. The area around the backpack isn't as fragile as Hammerhead's hand. I was a lot more cautious removing the blaster from Hammerhead than the backpack from Shae Vizla.Thanks for the tip! I'll have to work up the nerve to try it. I removed the blaster from the Hammerhead bust, and it turned out OK despite how tense I was.
I've been going through what's left of my unopened Hasbro stuff, and I found this set of Happy Meal bobble head toys mixed in. Some people might think they're tacky or cheap, but I love how quirky and different they are from the rest of my displayed collection. I moved my Attakus 1:10 clones in behind the GG busts to make room on the window sill.
Yes, the right arm is removable. He comes with an alternate arm holding a stormtrooper rifle a la the Death Star detention center scene. I commented on my local board that the shoulder seam is the only minor issue I have with this piece. Too bad SS couldn't sculpt the fur to better hide it.Those are really great PFs. Just a nitpick but does Chewie's right arm come off? There appears to be a seam at the shoulder.
This early 2014 lull in Hasbro and GG releases has led me to LEGO. I need something to spend my disposable income on! Wouldn't want to put it in savings or anything hehe. I ordered what appears to be a nice acrylic minifigure display case and I'm now in the process of slowly collecting OT LEGO minifigures, starting with ANH. I've always wished LEGO would sell the Star Wars minifigures individually, but then they probably wouldn't have as much success with the sets. I will probably stick with an OT display for now, but I might venture on to a PT display down the road. The only LEGO set I have is the original Death Star, but my sons have a bunch of them. Unfortunately, most of those have become victims of the almighty LEGO table storage pit.
Anyway, we'll see how pricey this gets. I have no idea how expensive some of the minifigures might be to acquire.
I was not aware of that. I like what Lego's doing adding more printed detail on the newer figures' legs, but I'm sure that makes figures just different enough to upset some collectors.Early on, Lego did release figures in three packs, but got in trouble with licensing. They are licensed for construction sets and Hasbro took a beef with them selling figures without other bricks. Lego is well aware of the collectible nature of the minifigures, and as such proudly lists on the front of all their sets "new figure." If they ever release a new set without a new minifigure, I think I'd die of surprise.