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RebelArt
10-31-2012, 12:29 AM
Sorry, not sure exactly where to post this. I really want to find some nice 1/6 figures of Batllestar Galactica characters; Starbuck (Kara Thrace), 6.. I haven had much luck searching on my own for Good Quality looking figures. Any suggestions or help is appreciated, I know one route is custom making it myself.. Any other options or where to start, what figures to pull clothing or pieces from or breakdown to do this?
Again, thank you all for any help.

Darthgothikus
10-31-2012, 01:55 AM
Depends on your definition of "nice" I like these Majestic/Amok Time 1:6 figures, but they ain't "High End"

http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt20/Darthgothikus/8abcd59c.jpg

As far as I know these are the only option for official BSG 1:6 figures (I don't have the Starbuck yet - basically the same figure as Apollo with a different head sculpt and his holster is on the other hip).

With a bit of minor customising - cutting away some of the elbow armour on the Cylons - you can improve the articulation massively.

They were released by Majestic Studios initially (who I think went bust?) Then the Cylons were re-released with the little metal cloth Skirts added and a few minor detail changes by Amok Time.

All out of production now and prices vary wildly on the aftermarket.

I actually picked a Cylon up direct from Sideshow recently! They must have found one in the warehouse! The rest have come from trawling eBay and Amazon......

Good luck - I love 'em - Good hunting. :)

Darthgothikus
10-31-2012, 01:55 AM
LOL just realised you meant the new BSG not the original. I have no idea where to look. Ignore me!

Lejuan
10-31-2012, 03:06 AM
Wish I'd picked up one of those cylons when I had the chance - I passed 'cause... 'cause.... I don't know why tf I passed :(

martyd
10-31-2012, 03:28 AM
Tried looking at this a couple of years ago and found nothing that looked like uniforms or Viper pilot gear,Settled for two DS 6" figures in the end.
Good luck and post any pics if you get anywhere!

Ps should imagine the off duty look of t-shirt with sleeveless t-shirt and combat trousers would be quite easy.

martyd
10-31-2012, 03:44 AM
I have spotted this though....

http://www.wantedactionfigure.com/productShow.asp?id=643

http://www.wantedactionfigure.com/productShow.asp?id=108

Might be of some use.

abake
11-01-2012, 08:04 AM
I would love some figures of the new BSG!
One of my favorite, maybe my favorite, Sci-Fi show. The stories and acting and overall production values were great.
I would need a Six, Baltar, Adama, Starbuck and Apollo. At least.

Jediguy
11-02-2012, 08:09 AM
I wish customizers would pick these up. At least Adm Adama in his Dress Blues

Cap'n Cook
11-03-2012, 06:51 AM
Yep. Would be all over an Adama figure.

Ironman1188
11-09-2012, 12:45 PM
BillyB made a great Starbuck sculpt from the new series.

RebelArt
11-09-2012, 07:21 PM
Link?? :) thanks

CelticPredator
11-09-2012, 07:42 PM
I only have one, the vintage Colonel Warrior from 78. But that's goin on the bay. :D

Ironman1188
11-10-2012, 09:18 AM
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51107

blue devils
11-13-2012, 05:46 AM
I would love to see Hot Toys take a shot at the original series.

yruh8n
11-13-2012, 08:07 AM
I would love to see Hot Toys take a shot at the original series.

Hot Toys wont touch this property. Amok Time bought the license and had some nice prototypes made. They would have been reasonably priced at around $60 to $80 each. Had the line taken off there would have been many characters produced. It turned out very few BSG fans cared enough to preorder so the line was canceled. IF HT had any interest in classic BSG they MIGHT do a Cylon and Apollo and/or Starbuck then they would drop it and move on to something else. Customs are probably the only way anyone is ever going to have decent representations of these characters in thier collections. Same is true of the newer BSG.

blue devils
11-13-2012, 08:55 AM
Hot Toys wont touch this property. Amok Time bought the license and had some nice prototypes made. They would have been reasonably priced at around $60 to $80 each. Had the line taken off there would have been many characters produced. It turned out very few BSG fans cared enough to preorder so the line was canceled. IF HT had any interest in classic BSG they MIGHT do a Cylon and Apollo and/or Starbuck then they would drop it and move on to something else. Customs are probably the only way anyone is ever going to have decent representations of these characters in thier collections. Same is true of the newer BSG.

That is too bad. I always wanted someone to make very detailed Colonial warriors, Cylon's etc...

Ironman1188
11-14-2012, 03:06 PM
It is definitely too bad. I had the privilege of seeing the whole Amok Time BSG display (with display only BSG bridge) and they were terrific. Unfortunately the nature of the game is that smaller companies need those preorders to show that there is a market for them. I think that, had they actually been made, many folks would have been pleasantly surprised and the line would have enjoyed at least a few waves of success.

Ironman1188
11-15-2012, 02:02 PM
Just got my WGP replacements. Thank you Rick & Sean.

martyd
01-05-2013, 05:12 AM
Had to have a go at this one, could use a better body so the the under shirt sits better but I dont think it looks too bad.
Jacket needs more work,proper patch etc.

JKM
01-05-2013, 06:46 AM
It is definitely too bad. I had the privilege of seeing the whole Amok Time BSG display (with display only BSG bridge) and they were terrific. Unfortunately the nature of the game is that smaller companies need those preorders to show that there is a market for them...

I was very disappointed when those figures from Amok Time didn't make it into production.
I pre-ordered all five figures and I remember that at one point Amok Time said
that the BSG figures would definately be produced.
I took that as confirmation that they had enough pre-orders.

But then the release date was postponed and when they redesigned their webpage
the BSG pre-orders simply disappeared. I never got an e-mail from them and I never saw
them mentioning the figures again in their new section. My e-mails were never answered.
Very bad customer service.

My impression was that Amok Time as a newcomer in the business of action figuren production
underestimated the amount of work and money necessary to make those figures?

I saw that they recently released that "Killer Clowns" figure that had been announced
at approximately the same time as the BSG figures.
It took them several years to produce that figure!

If only some other company had taken over the BSG line from Majestic :(

yruh8n
01-05-2013, 10:24 AM
I was very disappointed when those figures from Amok Time didn't make it into production.
I pre-ordered all five figures and I remember that at one point Amok Time said
that the BSG figures would definately be produced.
I took that as confirmation that they had enough pre-orders.

But then the release date was postponed and when they redesigned their webpage
the BSG pre-orders simply disappeared. I never got an e-mail from them and I never saw
them mentioning the figures again in their new section. My e-mails were never answered.
Very bad customer service.

My impression was that Amok Time as a newcomer in the business of action figuren production
underestimated the amount of work and money necessary to make those figures?

I saw that they recently released that "Killer Clowns" figure that had been announced
at approximately the same time as the BSG figures.
It took them several years to produce that figure!

If only some other company had taken over the BSG line from Majestic :(

I seriously doubt anyone is going to license this property, original or new, for 1/6th scale figures. As much as some of us like it, it simply isn't popular enough to support a successful line of figures. Amok Time was new at figure production when they started thier projects. It was a bold move to start with characters that expanded the line. Most companies probably would have redone Apollo and Starbuck before moving on to Athena and Boomer. They had nice prototypes and put together a really nice display at Toyfair to launch the line. I kinda know some of the people involved and there was a lot of setbacks that where really beyond thier control. Besides a lack of preorders they also had issues with the contracted factory not having access to enough African American bodies (Boomer and Tige) and female bodies (Athena). Then the economy tanked. Factories are now demanding larger production runs so they probably felt like they were fighting a losing battle. As long as those clowns have taken they are finally coming out. This shows the tenacity of the parties involved in that they have a real desire to make these projects happen if there is any way possible. I saw on another board that the Blacula 12 inch figure is finally being produced. If you are a BSG fan your best bet at this point is to get on board with the custom projects that are being offered.. That is likely the only way you will ever be able to own these characters in 1/6th.

martyd
05-12-2013, 02:42 AM
Battlestar bashes.

kl241
05-12-2013, 07:08 PM
Still waiting for someone to release a classic Cylon with scanning LED eye.

2000man
05-28-2013, 08:36 PM
martyd, how did you do the dress uniform?

martyd
05-28-2013, 10:05 PM
Its a dragon German uniform with the collar sewn down,a scarf used for the shoulder parts and the lot dyed blue.got a bsg from patches of pride.needs the belt and boots changing. Will try and be more specific this evening when ive finished work.

martyd
05-29-2013, 10:44 AM
Right
Got the following from cbtoycollectables here in the UK.

DRAGON 1/6TH SCALE GERMAN PANZER TUNIC & PANTS BALDUR DRA 70305

Dont seem to be on the site now.


DID 1/6TH SCALE WW2 GERMAN AFRICA KROPS SCARF LUCA D80084

https://sslrelay.com/cbtoycollectables.co.uk/shop/article_1405/DID-1_6TH-SCALE-WW2-GERMAN-AFRICA-KROPS-SCARF--LUCA-D80084.html?sessid=0ytH2RxGpHdbpExv9zMzSQpoT4ttP2C 5ye5IbMmmRjphyfip4ynyWbwYYX5jKmTk&shop_param=cid%3D1%26aid%3D1405%26

Cut the scarf up and used it for the shoulder parts.

Thats about it really and only cost about a tenner!

2000man
05-29-2013, 02:51 PM
Thanks! It looks really good

martyd
05-29-2013, 11:03 PM
Thanks for the compliment

K07
05-30-2013, 02:50 PM
I've got a 1/6 Majestic Studio Cylon available for purchase. PM me for details :)

woodrob
09-30-2013, 05:29 AM
Hey) Our studio is makin` an Adama figure) Hope y`all would b interested!) http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134596

Sidewinder
08-21-2014, 08:39 PM
I wish we could get any sort of BSG merchandise that didn't cost an arm and a leg like the QMX ship replicas.

I know 1/6 figures are never going to happen now, but would love Funko or one of those other vinyl companies to pick it up and do some figures.

This is one of my favourite shows and it sucks the only thing on the market is those MacFarlane figures, which look awful imo.