They'll make more too, there's so many to choose from.This is tough for me, I got out of statues and am sticking strictly to 1:1 helmets now.
These three RMQ statues are going to be mint like the Mythos, that I can already tell. Really hard to get out completely when unreal statues keep getting produced.
There truly is a big backup at the docks in Long Beach, CA. Union labor contract problems slowing things, a lack of trucks to haul the stuff once it clears the docks, and other problems all adding up to serious delays at the docks. There is little SS or anyone else can do about it. Too bad they don't do a better job of letting everyone know what is going on.At this time I can't see there being a limited exclusive run. I mean, what could sideshow offer for an exclusive version?
Even though I am sincerely frustrated with sideshow due to consistent delays, and poor customer service, on releases over the past 3-4 months (of up 4+ months and counting), and have sworn to myself to not make another purchase... I just don't think i'll be able to hold back on any of the McQuarrie line..
I have a heap of points in the pipeline so I know now where they'll be spent.
Stormtroopers have really been more heavily focused on lately, with news of them being in Ep7, and MacQuarriealised (?) via the new animated Rebels series, it's no surprise sideshow selected this type for the first release.
Now we'll have to wait probably 2+ years for the actual release.
Love it but not holding my breath.
For anybody wondering what delays, here's the skinny..
Poison Ivy PF due out September, still not here, final payment made on the 15th of December, have been told roughly 3 days ago, after continual ignored emails to sideshows customer service, that the lot are stuck on the docks..
Superman Reeve PF Ex due out in November, now pushed back to Feb..
Wonder Woman PF Ex due out last month, pushed back three times, but all going well should be released late this month..
All 3 were due for Christmas at the latest. My email inbox is full of "flexpay schedule change" emails from them..
Simply frustrating, I don't like to say it, but I have lost my confidence in them to at least deliver on time - any item.
I cant say how many of my emails to sideshow's customer service were ignored before getting a message from the top brass there.
Offered points for the inconvenience, but points don't cut it, I would much prefer to simply receive what I've paid for, on the due date as per specified by the seller.
Waffling on, you bet.. got a thorn in my side.
Exactly. The bases most likely will stop me from getting these, although I love all McQuarrie inspired product. The tall bases make it impossible to place these inside a display cabinet. They should offer an option with the bases where one could switch the statue from a tall base to a short one, depending on space available.The pose is ok, the sculpt is cool, but why the tall base?
Probably it is what you said. But really ... Are we looking to spend more on a character because of an extra tall, extra ellaborate base? or are we really wanting to focus on the design of the character instead? I like themed bases; I want to make that clear. I think plain black bases are a little boring. That said, if I had to choose between paying a higher price because of a huge base versus paying less for a more simple one, I would pay the lower price and add the character to my collection, which is what I really care about in the first place. Just my opinion, though. I know not everyone feels the same way.They seem to have been doing these tall bases an awful lot recently, just look at the recent Vader PF. I guess it helps justify the higher prices that they seem to be charging now. I like this piece, but it'll depend on the price if I wind up picking it up.
Not sure what an old school fan could be. But if the term refers to the age of the collector or time spent collecting, then I guess I could be an old school fan too, considering I was already collecting when some collectors were still playing in their cribs with their rattles. The way I see it though, fans are fans no matter the time they've been collecting.Don't care how it's done, as far as i know, this will be the first ever 'statue' of a McQuarrie design for Star Wars that has ever been made. Sure Koto and GG have done pieces, but not like this one at all. It's an easy buy for an old school fan.