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pitchin
08-10-2006, 06:47 PM
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/behindtheshow/?page_id=1875&source=081006news

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/placed/081006four_01.jpg http://www.sideshowtoy.com/placed/081006four_02.jpghttp://www.sideshowtoy.com/placed/081006four_03.jpg

the Doctor
08-10-2006, 06:49 PM
oh my god pitchin...how do you do it....thats awesome news!!!!
yeeeeeeha

Bodie The Cursed
08-10-2006, 06:49 PM
Wow.. cool..

Hightreker
08-10-2006, 06:51 PM
Wow.....that's Amazing. Oh I just found out the newsletters out, thanks Bodie!

Dusty
08-10-2006, 06:52 PM
Just to be clear before the questions start rollin' in... this is not a diorama in the Marvel 'VS' series - it's a character diorama of all the members of the Fantastic 4 :duff

(edited for content :))

oxbeard
08-10-2006, 06:56 PM
Definitely anxious to see more of this one.

Seaward
08-10-2006, 06:57 PM
It looks like the artwork it is based on is from the Mike Wieringo run not too long ago! Pretty cool!

SSC_Nerd
08-10-2006, 06:59 PM
I'm REALLY liking the look of this. As good as sold.

As I'm looking at it, if you look at the bottom of The Thing, it seems as if Johnny is making some of kind blaze trail around the characters. Me likey. Making the flames look convincing may be trickiy, but I think they did a great job for Ghost Rider.

the Doctor
08-10-2006, 07:01 PM
Just to be clear before the questions start rollin' in... this is not a diorama in the Marvel 'VS' series - it's a character diorama of all the members of the Fantastic 4 :duff
is their an exclusive light up human torch pleaaase dusty.
im so jumping up and down with excitement at the moment.
brilliant news.

pitchin
08-10-2006, 07:03 PM
v cool...one for the list

Viking28
08-10-2006, 07:06 PM
This is awesome news!!! This is going to be a order!

Darth Loki
08-10-2006, 07:08 PM
This looks pretty damn cool, just not sure I'm a big enough fan to order this.

SolidLiquidFox
08-10-2006, 07:11 PM
If there is a cool exclusive I'll pick it up. Perhaps The Thing with his blue "4" tank top?

I dont see a lightup feature for this one.

gambit
08-10-2006, 07:13 PM
why they did not sculpt invisible woman as partially invisible, I mean clear like phasing vision and / or fathom clear moore statue?

Shadow King
08-10-2006, 07:14 PM
It looks cool and I will have to pick up the nice new bust-o-rama.

the Doctor
08-10-2006, 07:15 PM
why they did not sculpt invisible woman as partially invisible, I mean clear like phasing vision and / or fathom clear moore statue?

that could be an exclusive option?

Darth Loki
08-10-2006, 07:17 PM
why they did not sculpt invisible woman as partially invisible, I mean clear like phasing vision and / or fathom clear moore statue?


I don't think you can make polystone clear. It would have to be some sort of plastic or glass. I was thinking the same thing when I saw this.

Icemizer
08-10-2006, 07:18 PM
Color me less than enthused for this offering. I would have preferred a more classic look for the first family of marvel. Most horrid are the shiney outfits Reed and Sue are sporting in this rendition. Can we see Sue doing something? Maybe an outstretched transparent hand or rising up on a transparent platform. Anywhere but sitting on the back of the Thing. There is also no focus to where the characters are looking. Up, down, left, right. Pales before the excellent jobs done on the VS series so far.

occulum
08-10-2006, 07:26 PM
love it. great composition.

esp like Thing's sculpt, even though it looks more like dried river bed than rock. It works

tomandshell
08-10-2006, 07:30 PM
Just to be clear before the questions start rollin' in... this is not a diorama in the Marvel 'VS' series - it's a character diorama of all the members of the Fantastic 4 :duff

(edited for content :))

But can completists in the VS. diorama line still feel compelled to get this one, too?

Viking28
08-10-2006, 07:40 PM
I don't think you can make polystone clear. It would have to be some sort of plastic or glass. I was thinking the same thing when I saw this.

From what I've seen you can.

DarkArtist81
08-10-2006, 07:42 PM
I like it!! The sculpting is very nice from what I can see.... And I too really would love to see a light up Johnny feature.... that would rule! :rock

tomandshell
08-10-2006, 08:05 PM
Looking at their past presentation of polystone flame (Ghost Rider, Sauron's mace) they tend to use translucent material that looks fiery when the light passes through it, rather than actually putting lights inside the piece. I am not expecting a light up feature with this one, but maybe I'm wrong.

A translucent Invisible Woman would be my pick for the exclusive.

Khev
08-10-2006, 08:26 PM
When it comes to the FF, I'm an early 80's John Byrne guy. Not that into this one.

Batty
08-10-2006, 08:33 PM
What? No gray jokes?

wookilar8
08-10-2006, 08:45 PM
I don't think you can make polystone clear. It would have to be some sort of plastic or glass. I was thinking the same thing when I saw this.
It can be done. Seeing is believing or not seeing is...........whatever.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e35/wookilar8/invisiblewoman1.jpg

occulum
08-10-2006, 09:10 PM
What? No gray jokes?
:lol ...oh I almost did earlier. just didnt want to run the risk of sending the whole thread :Flush

TOE
08-10-2006, 09:22 PM
what's the dimension? :monkey1

...also, i like the Thing but other than that Reed and Sue looks shiny.

JSA
08-11-2006, 04:24 AM
I think this looks totally ............ FANTASTIC! :rolleyes: :lol

Seriously - I love the shiny blue suits, and the size/scale of THING.
If this is in the same scale as the vs. dioramas, I'll be first in line to buy.
It'd be HUGE, and that would be great!
Another must-have for me, looking at the pictures so far. :monkey5

JS :chew

luke314pi
08-11-2006, 05:37 AM
This is awesome news! I was just saying the other day how I wish Sideshow would do more FF stuff, and here it is! I really hope this is in scale with the VS collection.

JadeGiant
08-11-2006, 06:55 AM
wow!

the bar is being raised

The ill Jedi
08-11-2006, 07:18 AM
:D
Just to be clear before the questions start rollin' in... this is not a diorama in the Marvel 'VS' series - it's a character diorama of all the members of the Fantastic 4 :duff

(edited for content :))

Great, so does this mean that besides this gorgeous piece we have another VS. diorama on the way? As if my wallet wasn't hurting enough already!! :D

Seriously though, this thing is absolutely beautiful; it was "SOLD" before I even saw the preview pic. I love the FF.

carbo-fation
08-11-2006, 07:30 AM
Looks really great! Can't wait to see more pics!

Buzzie
08-11-2006, 12:06 PM
Love it!! :monkey5

I hope for a flamin Torch with ashtray Exclusive :D

buzzybean
08-11-2006, 02:43 PM
Why does SS always seem to lean towards the "modern" versions of the Marvel characters?

Wouldn't everyone prefer a "Kirbyesque" take on the Fantastic Four?

Dang,

BB

And I actually like the shiny blue look on Reed and Sue. Pretty colors! Oh Well...

tomandshell
08-11-2006, 03:03 PM
I really have to cut my Marvel collecting down to just the VS. dioramas. Somebody from Sideshow must have known that and threw this piece out there as a direct challenge. I think I would like to get it, even though it's technically not an entry in the VS. line. I am weak...

carbo-fation
08-11-2006, 04:51 PM
Is it the same scale as the other vs. pieces??

tomandshell
08-11-2006, 06:20 PM
Is it the same scale as the other vs. pieces??

I hope so, because it's going right next to them. Although I don't think that the VS. pieces have a strict scale that they must adhere to. At least not that I've heard, but they are not formally classified like the 1/4 scale or 1/6 scale pieces.

bluesparrow
08-11-2006, 06:25 PM
This looks great, I'm going to think long and hard about buying one.

tomandshell
08-11-2006, 06:44 PM
This looks great, I'm going to think long and hard about buying one.

For me, it will be short and soft.

Umm...

My thinking, I mean. My thought process will be the opposite of long and hard, and I will order it right away. Never mind...

carbo-fation
08-11-2006, 07:22 PM
For me, it will be short and soft.

Umm...

My thinking, I mean. My thought process will be the opposite of long and hard, and I will order it right away. Never mind...

Something about this post just doesn't seem right! :D

bluesparrow
08-11-2006, 10:06 PM
For me, it will be short and soft.

Umm...

My thinking, I mean. My thought process will be the opposite of long and hard, and I will order it right away. Never mind...

I'm not sure I can afford it, or rather, I'm not sure I want to cut back on something else to make sure I can afford it.

anakin1138
08-12-2006, 05:05 AM
FANTASTIC NEWS!!! Couldn't resist;)
Well, This diorama is a must buy for me... and Tom, yes, It is deffinately part of the diorama line, even if It's not a VS diorama (I'm evil, I know):D...
Right now I've ordered 1099 dollars of Marvel stuff... Doom Legendary bust ex, Magneto Comiquette ex, archangel archive set, Green Hulk PF and Captain America VS Red Skull diorama...
I Do hope they won't come out at the same time as other stuff from Star Wars and Marvel which are coming out right now... well, money doesn't grow on trees unfortunately, I think I have to choose between the Marvel and Star Wars collection, well the decision is taken cause I'm, as everybody kind of know, a Star Wars freak so my choice is Star Wars... anyway we'll see If I can continue the Marvel collection... otherwise If somebody is interested in the x-men vs sentinel diorama ex pm me with an offer...

See ya

Viking28
08-12-2006, 10:03 AM
I've been thinking long and hard about which line to drop and sad to say its Star Wars for me to go. O yea I'll pick up a 12in figure every now and then and any PF (like Fett) or random statue that catches my eye. When I look at my collection, and what are my favorites its the SS Marvel stuff. The sculpts are amazing, the poses they have been doing for the stuff is really different than the normal just standing there pose. Just a lot of amazing stuff coming out from SS in the Marvel line. So Marvel for me

SolidLiquidFox
08-12-2006, 10:34 AM
I did the same thing Viking28. LotR 12" and Marvel Vs dioramas are my main priority. Everything else is on a case by case basis.

Bodie The Cursed
08-14-2006, 10:02 AM
Right now my focus is only on the Marvel 1/4 scale, with an occational stray from that stance.:emperor

Khev
08-14-2006, 10:21 AM
I did the same thing Viking28. LotR 12" and Marvel Vs dioramas are my main priority. Everything else is on a case by case basis.
Add me to the "dropping SW 12 inch club." Just LOTR 12" and SW PF from here on out.

Raven
08-15-2006, 12:20 PM
Interesting, but are these complete statues or a bust diorama? Reed, Thing, and Torch don't seem to have any legs...

I'd be down for a flickering flame human torch exclusive, and toss in a transparent Invisible Woman and I'm sold. Does anyone here know the price yet or when it's coming?

SolidLiquidFox
08-15-2006, 12:29 PM
It'll probably be for sale on this week's newsletter along with the Dooku character key.

Bodie The Cursed
08-15-2006, 12:41 PM
Interesting, but are these complete statues or a bust diorama? Reed, Thing, and Torch don't seem to have any legs...

I'd be down for a flickering flame human torch exclusive, and toss in a transparent Invisible Woman and I'm sold. Does anyone here know the price yet or when it's coming?

I think it is in a sense a Bust.

tomandshell
08-15-2006, 12:51 PM
Add me to the "dropping SW 12 inch club." Just LOTR 12" and SW PF from here on out.

I don't foresee a time when three or four LOTR 12" figures will be shipping within the space of a month or so. Financially, the LOTR line is definitely going to be easier on your wallet.

Azog
08-17-2006, 06:53 PM
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=search&item=90121&type=store

pitchin
08-17-2006, 06:55 PM
sweet

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/90121_press01-001.jpg

oxbeard
08-17-2006, 07:32 PM
Exclusive ordered!!!!!!!

tomandshell
08-17-2006, 07:35 PM
I dare you all not to buy it, with such a great exclusive and at a lower price than I expected. I got mine!!

Viking28
08-17-2006, 07:38 PM
Hey I ordered I think it looks really cool although I would of rather had it 20in tall.

Anthos
08-17-2006, 07:38 PM
Nope, don't like this piece and wont be getting it. Best of luck to everyone who does...

Alice Adrenochrome
08-17-2006, 07:42 PM
Really love The Thing on this one, but the torch kinda sux...

RoboDad
08-17-2006, 07:43 PM
I dare you all not to buy it, with such a great exclusive and at a lower price than I expected. I got mine!!
Tom, I wanted to take you up on this dare, and I even tried, but I just couldn't do it.

ORDER IN!

:D

gambit
08-17-2006, 07:52 PM
There is something that I am not happy with this diaroma. Not ordered yet; but the price is very fair and may be I will pick it in 10 days.

Vader AL
08-17-2006, 08:02 PM
i can't tell by the pics....does The Thing have legs?

Natrix
08-17-2006, 08:09 PM
i can't tell by the pics....does The Thing have legs?

Nope, easy pass for me which is fine....I need a break!

SolidLiquidFox
08-17-2006, 08:22 PM
Marvel + Diorama - Vs series = 2 out of 3 ain't bad

I like the exclusive. It makes the piece and I would not think buying it without it. I still resent the fact it's an oversized bust (I dont do busts) but what can you do.

Natrix
08-17-2006, 08:43 PM
Marvel + Diorama - Vs series = 2 out of 3 ain't bad

I like the exclusive. It makes the piece and I would not think buying it without it. I still resent the fact it's an oversized bust (I dont do busts) but what can you do.

SKIP IT! :lol

SteveShow
08-17-2006, 09:42 PM
`hello,
Yeah I was hoping thing would have legs not sure if it was a balance problem.
Anyways I kinda want it but im scared there may be a f4 vs doom or superskrull vs series diorama down the road. Oh well guess I'll have to think about it.

Khev
08-17-2006, 10:02 PM
Check out Sue's hair in this pic:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/9012_press03-001.jpg

That is just the angle playing funny tricks isn't it?

Anespian
08-17-2006, 11:17 PM
Different angles ha different lightings. So you may see various colours especially Human Torch having different shades of fiery orange. A good point - oversize bust with full size statues. Am torn!

the Doctor
08-18-2006, 02:28 AM
well....im dissapointed with this...i was dreaming of a big statue based dio.
not a bust...orama which is what dusty called it on this thead last week.
cleaver hint dusty....i only just got it...doh

SolidLiquidFox
08-18-2006, 04:39 AM
I would have payed an extra $100 if The Thing had legs. They still could have kept it a tight composition and it would have worked.

TOE
08-18-2006, 04:44 AM
i wonder why they didn't finish up THING with legs? perhaps with legs the statue would have been taller than the given height prefered by SS?

pitchin
08-18-2006, 04:54 AM
can someone at SS or pablo clear up an issue I have with this.

Is there a difference between the regular & the exclusive version in regards to the human torch.

In the regular piece, the wrap around looks painted whilst the main body looks a different colour to the exclusive version

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6592/90121press01001dy1.jpghttp://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6287/9012press01001jg7.jpg

SolidLiquidFox
08-18-2006, 05:04 AM
I stand corrected. It is 2 different pieces. First one is just a prototype it seems. I like the final version better except for Ben's lighter shade.

pitchin
08-18-2006, 05:11 AM
updated the pics to illustrate differences

Darth Loki
08-18-2006, 10:53 AM
I dare you all not to buy it, with such a great exclusive and at a lower price than I expected. I got mine!!


I'll take you up on your dare. There is just something about this that bugs me. It seems like a really cool idea, but I just don't like it.

Bodie The Cursed
08-18-2006, 11:00 AM
Im not interested in it.. It won't display well w/ my collection.. However once they slap an ES of 100 on it.. *sighs* I am weakened by true rares..

occulum
08-18-2006, 11:01 AM
It seems like a really cool idea, but I just don't like it.
I agree. It is really cool, but just looks incomplete without some sort of base.

SolidLiquidFox
08-18-2006, 11:10 AM
I predict an ES of 350...no Low Quantity just instant Wait List like with Fett Exclusive.

That would generate some buzz for this new diorama/bust line. The newsletter will probably use some "now you see it now you don't" reference to the Invisible Woman... :rolleyes:

I still love you Sideshow. :lol

SteveShow
08-18-2006, 11:26 AM
Hello
I found a pic of another thing statue and put it on the ss statue and it looks great, you think if the community asked that ss might be swaded to make the thing legs?

Darth Loki
08-18-2006, 02:39 PM
I agree. It is really cool, but just looks incomplete without some sort of base.


Maybe that's what's bugging me. I just can't put my finger on it. Not to mention I'm not that huge a fan of F4.

TOE
08-18-2006, 03:46 PM
not a bad price for 4 characters. Not liking the base though. I wished SS would have put legs on THING.

RoboDad
08-18-2006, 03:58 PM
Maybe it's just because I am a huge Fantastic Four fan, but I love this piece, and I confess that I'm surprised at the number of complaints.

But, maybe that will just translate to an ES of 100! :banana

SteveShow
08-18-2006, 04:26 PM
Hello
Curious is the exclusive colored differently cause I like the color on the non exclusive with the bluer suits and darker torch.

also here's that pic i found see attatchment
looks cool, If pic needs to be removed let me know





don't copy picture in the post

SolidLiquidFox
08-18-2006, 04:33 PM
A missed opportunity for sure by not having The Thing fully sculpted. Still, at $200 this is a heck of a display piece well worth the money and with an awesome exclusive.

Make the ES low to kick off the line and you got a hit.

Hightreker
08-18-2006, 04:48 PM
Love it!!! That's gonna go great with my ultimate fantastic four DST busts.

Alice Adrenochrome
08-18-2006, 05:01 PM
Not sure if the Thing really needs legs, but I definitely like the lighter translucent torch better that the darker one. Unfortunately, it's not the Torch I know from my younger years. That looks different.

Buzzie
08-19-2006, 01:16 AM
Love it!!! ...and ordered....

:chew :chew :chew

SolidLiquidFox
08-19-2006, 06:25 AM
If they decide to do Marvel groups it'll be interesting to see how they handle the next one. The main reason why this one works is because Mr Fantastic and Human Torch sort of stretch and wrap around The Thing.

It's going to be straight up half-people if you do Hulk, Thor, Cap and Iron Man for an Avengers diorama/bust.

pitchin
08-19-2006, 06:31 AM
If they decide to do Marvel groups it'll be interesting to see how they handle the next one. The main reason why this one works is because Mr Fantastic and Human Torch sort of stretch and wrap around The Thing.

It's going to be straight up half-people if you do Hulk, Thor, Cap and Iron Man for an Avengers diorama/bust.


:monkey5 :monkey5 :monkey5 :monkey5

pitchin
08-19-2006, 09:14 AM
any high res pics yet?

TOE
08-19-2006, 12:43 PM
If they decide to do Marvel groups it'll be interesting to see how they handle the next one.

who do you think will be the next one? I'm guessing X-MEN, may it be the original or modern. :chew

SolidLiquidFox
08-19-2006, 01:14 PM
Sideshow usually does modern sculpts of Marvel characters so that throws out 80's and possibly 90's version of the X-men. If you think about it, they always go for the most modern and recent incarnation of the character. Gore Group seems to love Jim Lee as we can see by the look of Magneto and Doom pieces.

There is about 5 good groups they can do: Avengers, Inhumans, X-Factor, Young Avengers and Astonishing X-Men (Beast, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Kitty) to round off the missing members of the Vs diorama.

Buzzie
08-19-2006, 02:22 PM
I would prefer

Spidey, Ice-Man & Firestar :cool:

And one X-Men would of course be cool...
Storm, Wolvie, Cyclops, Colossus, Phoenix and Kitty...
all wrapped around Prof X :D

carbo-fation
08-19-2006, 02:24 PM
I'd like to see the X-men or the avengers.

the Doctor
08-19-2006, 02:49 PM
not interested in this line.give me more full size vs dio's
and leave the bust line to 1:1 scale.there's only two complete bodies in the f4 piece and thats invis woman & torch.where is thing & stretches legs.im passing because im not impressed,more money for other things
thank god.money dont grow on tree's

SolidLiquidFox
08-19-2006, 03:23 PM
Watch the edition size for this be low and everyone then tracking it down. :lol

IMO, this is one of those pieces where you can't be without the exclusive.

TOE
08-19-2006, 07:21 PM
I want to see a head bust of Galactus with Silver Surfer somewhere on the head or The Avengers on Hulk :D

Alice Adrenochrome
08-19-2006, 07:28 PM
Yes, those two names make bells ring: SILVER SURFER and GALACTUS! I've seen quite a few descent Silver surfers around, but no Galactuses. Because of his size? Dunno.

Alice Adrenochrome
08-19-2006, 07:39 PM
Watch the edition size for this be low and everyone then tracking it down. :lol

IMO, this is one of those pieces where you can't be without the exclusive.
I doubt that the ES on this one will be low. But then again, what is low?
The exclusive version of this piece will probably not reach the same ES as the very popular exclusive X-Men VS Sentinel, witch is set to 650 (which I consider to be high).

SolidLiquidFox
08-19-2006, 07:42 PM
I like the idea of Galactus and Surfer on one of these. If done right it could outdo the Bowen piece and that's a high standard to live up to.

SolidLiquidFox
08-19-2006, 07:47 PM
I doubt that the ES on this one will be low. But then again, what is low?
The exclusive version of this piece will probably not reach the same ES as the very popular exclusive X-Men VS Sentinel, witch is set to 650 (which I consider to be high).

I agree 650 was pretty high for that one.

I think this line has potential. A low ES of 350 to 400 would kick it off right on such an essential exclusive.

TOE
08-20-2006, 01:24 AM
I agree 650 was pretty high for that one.

I think this line has potential. A low ES of 350 to 400 would kick it off right on such an essential exclusive.

i don't know. The price is pretty low so i am thinking around 750-800.

RoboDad
08-20-2006, 02:46 PM
i don't know. The price is pretty low so i am thinking around 750-800.
Ultimately, it depends on how many pre-orders come in before the time they decide to set the ES. If 500-600 people have pre-ordered by that time, then an ES of 750-800 seems logical. But if the number is only 150-200, then an ES of 750 would be more than a bit excessive.

SolidLiquidFox
08-20-2006, 06:38 PM
Sideshow has kept the Marvel dioramas with very low edition sizes on the exclusives for the most part. I doubt there are that many orders for this item since it has so many mixed reviews. It's not a Vs piece and it's not a bust. It looks great but is not making that "must buy" vibe other items get. Not to mention money seems to be tight with a lot of collectors these days.

That's why I say closing the ES quickly on this exclusive would kick off this line well. If indeed it is a new line.

RoboDad
08-20-2006, 08:38 PM
That's why I say closing the ES quickly on this exclusive would kick off this line well. If indeed it is a new line.
I'm with you, 100%!

rogueboy
08-21-2006, 03:26 AM
Doesn't anybody else find the faces of Reed en the Magneto statue very similar? Pablo Viggiano is the artist of both, and of course he has a certain style, but I find them too similar....
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/71751_press03-001.jpghttp://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/9012_press05-001.jpg

SolidLiquidFox
08-21-2006, 04:36 AM
Magneto has Cyclops teeth problem from the Vs diorama. Otherwise the likeness is acceptably different.

SolidLiquidFox
08-22-2006, 01:26 PM
I just noticed the prototype pics have been removed from the product page. I hope they do darken the shade of The Thing a bit.

TOE
08-22-2006, 01:32 PM
I just noticed the prototype pics have been removed from the product page. I hope they do darken the shade of The Thing a bit.

or add legs on THING :o

The ill Jedi
08-22-2006, 02:18 PM
or add legs on THING :o

I second that!! I love the piece, but I wanna see some legs on the ever lovin' blue eyed big guy!

carbo-fation
08-22-2006, 02:58 PM
I second that!! I love the piece, but I wanna see some legs on the ever lovin' blue eyed big guy!

That's what I want too! I don't think adding two extra legs would make a big difference! :monkey3

SolidLiquidFox
08-22-2006, 03:02 PM
I think we just have to accept these diorama/busts for what they are.

I had hope the Gray Hulk diorama had a symbiote Spidey in it but that did not happen either... :lol

carbo-fation
08-22-2006, 03:04 PM
I think we just have to accept these diorama/busts for what they are.

I had hope the Gray Hulk diorama had a symbiote Spidey in it but that did not happen either... :lol

At least you got a grey hulk dio! :monkey2

Alice Adrenochrome
08-22-2006, 03:57 PM
Ultimately, it depends on how many pre-orders come in before the time they decide to set the ES. If 500-600 people have pre-ordered by that time, then an ES of 750-800 seems logical. But if the number is only 150-200, then an ES of 750 would be more than a bit excessive.
Sounds perfectly logical, but that's 'undercover' inclusive ordering, isn't it? Personally I prefer that the ES is set before the item is going on sale, like it was the case for the Grey Hulk Vs piece. - to bad SSC lacked the communication skills to make sure all their collectors had a fair chance at it. Good that they made things right with the SSE Ardeth Bey 1:1 and the Grey Hulk PF.
As far as I'm concerned, the exclusive on this Fantastic 4 diorama (?) IS essential. I mean, what's the essence of the 'invisible girl' besides all the other essential female qualities we really really really can't do without? :D

Raven
08-23-2006, 04:35 PM
Personally I don't think $190 retail plus shipping for any bust is "low". I would have been interested, and it's great you get all four characters, but the price is close to that of a 15-20" comicquette full statue, and that just doesn't sit right. At $100-125, these would have been much more appealing.

So maybe I should amend my earlier post. YES I'm interested in smaller scale statues...but not at the same PRICE! :lol

Shai
08-25-2006, 03:22 PM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d139/kingshaihulud/1-1.jpg

TOE
08-25-2006, 03:27 PM
whoa!!! who's that by, GG?

SolidLiquidFox
08-25-2006, 03:29 PM
Seems to be a motion globe by Diamond Select.

I wonder how much it is....

Shai
08-25-2006, 03:32 PM
I wonder how much it is....


YOURE RIGHT SOLID AND ITS 150$

carbo-fation
08-25-2006, 06:28 PM
Not bad! It would look nice besides sideshows!

Viking28
08-25-2006, 07:50 PM
Could of been good but don't like it esp Richards face, not a fan of Diamonds paint apps either.

tomandshell
08-25-2006, 07:51 PM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d139/kingshaihulud/1-1.jpg

You can't see Reed's feet. It's just a glorified bust...

SolidLiquidFox
08-25-2006, 08:14 PM
Could of been good but don't like it esp Richards face, not a fan of Diamonds paint apps either.

I agree Reeds face is one of the few deal breakers on this piece. The way the Thing look is...off. Something doesn't click.

For $150 I am willing to forgive no legs on Reed though. This is still nowhere near the same caliber as Sideshow piece. Sideshow's is a much better value.

rogueboy
08-26-2006, 06:11 AM
I agree Reeds face is one of the few deal breakers on this piece. The way the Thing look is...off. Something doesn't click.


That's true, het doesn't look like one of the smartest men alive, does he?
Alas, ik don't like the face on the Sideshow piece either, so I'll have to wait....

SolidLiquidFox
08-26-2006, 06:27 AM
At least Reed in the Sideshow piece is very much like the art from Steve McNiven it's based on. That's part of the reason why I am getting it. :cool:

TOE
08-29-2006, 04:29 PM
update:

# 2 on SS's Most popular Product

SolidLiquidFox
08-29-2006, 05:27 PM
update:

# 2 on SS's Most popular Product

I smell an ES announcement this week

pitchin
08-31-2006, 05:48 PM
only 40 left!!!

akamonrg
08-31-2006, 05:49 PM
soon sold out and ES will be announced :rolleyes:
Only 40 remain for those who want it

pitchin
08-31-2006, 05:52 PM
soon sold out and ES will be announced :rolleyes:
Only 40 remain for those who want it


and then add 50 :p

SolidLiquidFox
08-31-2006, 05:58 PM
and then add 50 :p

and people say I am Mr Sarcastic :lol

akamonrg
08-31-2006, 05:59 PM
:D :rolleyes: not funny :monkey2 :monkey2 to remind me a dreadful remember:lol :lol

pitchin
08-31-2006, 06:26 PM
edition size of 550

carbo-fation
08-31-2006, 06:47 PM
edition size of 550

I think its too high! 400 or less would've been adequate!

SolidLiquidFox
08-31-2006, 07:00 PM
I think its too high! 400 or less would've been adequate!

I wish it would have been exclusive to 444 units.

carbo-fation
08-31-2006, 07:02 PM
I wish it would have been exclusive to 444 units.
:lol Yeah...that would've been pretty neat!

akamonrg
08-31-2006, 07:03 PM
I think its too high! 400 or less would've been adequate!


+1 :rolleyes:

TOE
08-31-2006, 11:56 PM
for LE 550, i am surprised that it is still up.

SolidLiquidFox
09-01-2006, 05:01 AM
for LE 550, i am surprised that it is still up.

...which supports my idea of rounding down these ES instead of up.

Instead of offering 550 with 40 left they should have labelled it SOLD OUT at 500 with 10 expected cancellations/declines.

This is a brand new sub-line. At least a low ES on such an essential exclusive would kick it off right. 550 plus the regulars are a lot of dioramas out there IMO.

GSRJedi
09-01-2006, 10:05 PM
I finally ordered this on Thursday when the edition size was set and the low quantity came into effect. I've been looking at it since it was announced, but just couldn't pull the trigger. I knew I'd jump on it as soon as it went to low quantity. I did something similar with the Hulk vs. Spidey exclusive - I watched and watched and waited until it got down to like 10~15 left and ordered.

I really like the look of this piece. The Thing may not have legs, but he looks like the Thing to me, unlike that piece from Diamond.

TOE
09-01-2006, 11:16 PM
I really like the look of this piece. The Thing may not have legs, but he looks like the Thing to me, unlike that piece from Diamond.

how dare you compare SS to Diamond??



just kidding :lol

gambit
09-02-2006, 12:34 AM
there is something with this diaroma that I am not happy and I still did not order. So much coming and I do not feel that I really really want this one.

SolidLiquidFox
09-02-2006, 05:18 AM
Only 5 left...

gambit
09-02-2006, 06:14 AM
Only 5 left...

Ok I am sold. :)

I ordered, although I am still not so sure. Anyway, it is good to know that I have the exclusive so far :)

SolidLiquidFox
09-02-2006, 08:23 AM
Ok I am sold. :)

I ordered, although I am still not so sure. Anyway, it is good to know that I have the exclusive so far :)

Just in time too because it's...

SOLD OUT

TOE
09-03-2006, 04:01 AM
can't seem to find the statue for ordering :emperor can anyone help out provide the link? please..:monkey2 everytime i click on the item scoling on the pre-order banner it takes me to the no-where land ... :monkey4

SolidLiquidFox
09-03-2006, 06:24 AM
that's because is sold out.

lately if it sells out on a weekend for some reason the wait list for the exclusive and the regular do not kick in right away.

They gotta manually put them in like they did with Old West Rider and CapVsSkull when they come back to work.

Alice Adrenochrome
09-03-2006, 06:39 AM
that's because is sold out.

lately if it sells out on a weekend for some reason the wait list for the exclusive and the regular do not kick in right away.

They gotta manually put them in like they did with Old West Rider and CapVsSkull when they come back to work.
Ha, thx for the heads-up. I was wondering about this also.

Viking28
09-03-2006, 10:24 AM
can't seem to find the statue for ordering :emperor can anyone help out provide the link? please..:monkey2 everytime i click on the item scoling on the pre-order banner it takes me to the no-where land ... :monkey4

TOE I figure you would of already ordered this by now?

TOE
09-03-2006, 11:31 AM
TOE I figure you would of already ordered this by now?

:D I already have. I just want to check the regular because there is usually some new additional pics shown there that are not shown in the exlcusive.

Viking28
09-03-2006, 07:22 PM
Good point!

SolidLiquidFox
09-03-2006, 07:34 PM
:D I already have. I just want to check the regular because there is usually some new additional pics shown there that are not shown in the exlcusive.

...or in the case of the CapVs piece it's less pictures. :rolleyes:

TOE
09-04-2006, 04:19 AM
...or in the case of the CapVs piece it's less pictures. :rolleyes:

:lol

...new pics added people...

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=9012&source=

...you can really see the base on THING on the second pics.

pordey2
09-04-2006, 05:08 AM
Stupid thread, made me get on the waitlist for the exclusive

:monkey3

SolidLiquidFox
09-04-2006, 05:26 AM
+1 for peer pressure :emperor

Bodie The Cursed
09-04-2006, 10:13 AM
*waits for a non-movie based THING PF w/ legs*:monkey1

TheObsoleteMan
09-04-2006, 11:26 AM
...new pics added people...

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?item=9012&source=

...you can really see the base on THING on the second pics.

And a nice shot of Sue's ass. :monkey5

I'm really excited for this dio, it should display very well with my Milestones Doom statue.

carbo-fation
09-04-2006, 01:46 PM
And a nice shot of Sue's ass. :monkey5


:lol :rotfl That's the first thing that struck me when I looked at the pick! :rotfl

TOE
09-04-2006, 02:13 PM
And a nice shot of Sue's ass. :monkey5

I'm really excited for this dio, it should display very well with my Milestones Doom statue.

:lol makes you wish you were Thing in that statue. ...you know, for having such a fine butt on your back, Thing has a grumpy look on his face. Makes you wonder if he is...:monkey3 :lol

pitchin
09-15-2006, 07:31 AM
no one mention the fantastic turnaround now up??

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/mov_qtvr/90121-QTVR.mov

SolidLiquidFox
09-15-2006, 07:58 AM
This piece is great for the price and the exclusive is awesome.

Too bad it's greatness may be overlooked because of all the Spidey Vs Venom backlash.

gambit
09-15-2006, 02:38 PM
This piece is great for the price and the exclusive is awesome.

Too bad it's greatness may be overlooked because of all the Spidey Vs Venom backlash.

I agree

QTV shows it better than I thought it would be, glad ordered exc

BTW, spidey vs venom is a big disappointed for it was announced as a VS piece, whereas it is a bust. :emperor

carbo-fation
09-15-2006, 02:56 PM
I still don't know why Sideshow decided to make the bust vs. pieces! I was perfectly content with other ones! :emperor

SolidLiquidFox
09-15-2006, 03:41 PM
I still don't know why Sideshow decided to make the bust vs. pieces! I was perfectly content with other ones! :emperor

The bust line should have focused on Marvel universe teams.

Marvel has about 10 good solid teams that could have been represented:

Avengers
Inhumans (Jae Lee based of course)
X-Men (Jim Lee era variant)
Astonishing X-Men (New X-Men variant)
Uncanny X-Men
Excalibur
Runaways
X-Factor (90's era Joe Quesada variant)
Defenders
Thunderbolts (Masters of Evil variant)