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Uncanny Web-Slinger
09-04-2013, 02:59 PM
So which pieces do you consider to be Ex or Fail?

I'll go with the Deadpool PF for starters

Something Sexy
09-04-2013, 03:06 PM
Jason Part 3 PF and Vampi PF.

wanderlai
09-04-2013, 03:13 PM
Diablo Overthrown barbarian EX
Vampirella EX

brucecamblzchin
09-04-2013, 03:17 PM
Ex or Fail for all pieces sir.

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SAB
09-04-2013, 03:47 PM
'EXs or fail' is only if the statue itself comes with switch out parts.

Art prints, or extra pieces that aren't part of the statue ....I don't care ....

I mean the extra parts were nice with the Indy Temple of Doom PF and the Arnie Conan PF ....but they weren't part of the statue or even related to the specific scene the statue was from, so I preferred a much cheaper buy option than what Sideshow had the pieces at.

But any time a statue has switch out parts .... EX is the only option for me :D

KingB
09-04-2013, 04:06 PM
Cap TFA EX is pretty awesome. A little hard to see but a lot of parts to switch out which is a big plus.

TOE
09-04-2013, 04:41 PM
X-men vs Sentinel Dio 1 Excl.

http://youtu.be/7NfrTU3598M?t=2m17s

go to 2:17 and you will know why the ex is the way to go with this one.

Sweet Rabbit
09-04-2013, 05:09 PM
EX always :lecture

comicbookguy
09-04-2013, 08:08 PM
Vampi PF
Darth malgus pf
Chicken leg darth maul PF
Joker PF
Ms marvel

I think these switch out heads makes those statues very different from the original reg version. So ex or fail for all of those in my opinion.

comicbookguy
09-04-2013, 08:10 PM
EX always :lecture

What if we got in late and don't want to pay 5 times more for doom or hulk PF, but don't want to fail? :monkey3

Pork Chop Express
09-04-2013, 08:25 PM
Considering Doom , Thor & Cap are all sought after (even the reg) and the cloth looks to be on par with these "grails", I'm going to say the Punisher. With an an es# at 350.... you never know. Even with just the knife.

firefly2121
09-05-2013, 01:25 AM
For me its usually a switch out second portrait, but its not always a must have...(ie Colossus PF EX but either one looks good, same with Joker PF...however its a MUST HAVE with Darth Malgus, Ms Marvel, Iron Man Comiquette, Storm PF, etc.)

Sometimes a weapon/hand that is integral part of the character(s)..

DarthChrisDK
09-05-2013, 01:47 AM
Anakin Skywalker PF is one of the important ones to me. The Sith eyes is a must have.

I don't agree on Deadpool. I agree that it compliments him very well, but what sold the REG to me was the two portraits.

Another example of an insignificant EX is the Shaak Ti one.

EX is only a must, when the EX features something that communicates the nature of the character considerably better than the REG.

Obviously, this is also a personal matter.

Stampe
09-05-2013, 04:04 AM
'EXs or fail' is only if the statue itself comes with switch out parts.

Art prints, or extra pieces that aren't part of the statue ....I don't care ....

I mean the extra parts were nice with the Indy Temple of Doom PF and the Arnie Conan PF ....but they weren't part of the statue or even related to the specific scene the statue was from, so I preferred a much cheaper buy option than what Sideshow had the pieces at.

But any time a statue has switch out parts .... EX is the only option for me :D

99% agree. But some has ex switch out parts that makes the statue worse. Gandalf the Grey: the ex was a head WITHOUT hat, that's just :cuckoo:

DarthChrisDK
09-05-2013, 04:20 AM
That would make more sense than making a REG without the hat...

DarthChrisDK
09-05-2013, 04:31 AM
What people are mistakenly expecting is that EX should be a better product. If that were the case, we would have a lot of examples of Regulars that are completely de-valued by their Exclusive counterpart.

It's a balance, deciding what the Exclusive feature ought to be. But they cannot neglect the Regular completely. Collectors should be able to enjoy a Regular to almost the same extent as the Exclusive.

Keep in mind that a lot of collectors live outside of the US. Obtaining an Exclusive isn't as straight forward, as you'd believe, for all of us.

VS1976
09-05-2013, 04:31 AM
The best ex ever made in the history is Captain America (comic) PF.

Sweet Rabbit
09-05-2013, 05:16 AM
What if we got in late and don't want to pay 5 times more for doom or hulk PF, but don't want to fail? :monkey3

You fail anyway :lecture

filip629
09-05-2013, 06:50 AM
I agree with VS. The Cap PF EX is the best EX feature SSC ever released. It basically allows you to display 2 entirely different statues. That's a hell of an EX if you ask me.

The absolute worst EX feature I have ever seen is the Colossus Com EX. A human head on an armored body? What were the peeps at SSC thinking? An absolutely useless EX feature in my book.

Having said all that, I own nothing but EX statues from SSC with the exception of the 1st Punisher PF. I HATED the skinny skull logo on his shirt and base. It just didn't look like the Punisher to me so I bought the REG. After I picked up the EX COM, I just put the PF back in its box. After I get around to selling the Punisher PF, I'll have nothing but EX statues from SSC.

WarMachine714
09-05-2013, 01:57 PM
Skaar.....

Uncanny Web-Slinger
09-05-2013, 02:08 PM
Yeah that Axe for Skaar was great.

Angel Comiquette with the Blue head it too awesome to just settle for the standard

WarMachine714
09-05-2013, 09:31 PM
Best 5 EXs IMO

Sabretooth - especially matching him with Wolverine. Makes a difference.
X-Men vs Sentinel Dio #1 - amazing light up feature.
Captain America (Original) - two looks for one.
Uruk-Hai Berserker - the severed head makes the piece stand out
Iron Spider-Man - symbolizes the events of the Civil War

comicbookguy
09-06-2013, 03:05 PM
Anakin Skywalker PF is one of the important ones to me. The Sith eyes is a must have.

I don't agree on Deadpool. I agree that it compliments him very well, but what sold the REG to me was the two portraits.

Another example of an insignificant EX is the Shaak Ti one.

EX is only a must, when the EX features something that communicates the nature of the character considerably better than the REG.

Obviously, this is also a personal matter.

:goodpost: ^^^^^^ I agree on shaak and deadpool!



You fail anyway :lecture

:gah: well at least I have ex on most and only failed on a tiny few. :pfft:

Sweet Rabbit
09-07-2013, 02:46 AM
Shaak ti's makes no sense. Starkiller beats her in the game, not the other way around

DeadGhostKnight
09-07-2013, 11:12 AM
I can't think of one EX that is essential and makes or breaks the piece.

Spidey976
09-07-2013, 05:39 PM
I can't think of one EX that is essential and makes or breaks the piece.

:goodpost::exactly:

While I can think of a lot of AMAZING EXs I can't think of a SINGLE statue that is COMPLETELY MADE by it's EX ALONE. Now if I was going to say my favorite I have seen I would say: Skaar, Captain America TFA, Captain America PF, Thor PF, and again I do like the Superman PF Ex.

Phil Sierra
09-07-2013, 06:51 PM
Skaar by far. You gotta have the EX ax.

Tavegg
09-07-2013, 09:08 PM
Captain America PF for sure. Best EX ever made. They don't make em like that anymore

comicbookguy
09-08-2013, 02:09 AM
General Grevious ex with the red cape is a damn good ex. Yes it's just a cape but it makes a huge difference in my opinion.

Sweet Rabbit
09-08-2013, 04:05 AM
:goodpost::exactly:

While I can think of a lot of AMAZING EXs I can't think of a SINGLE statue that is COMPLETELY MADE by it's EX ALONE. Now if I was going to say my favorite I have seen I would say: Skaar, Captain America TFA, Captain America PF, Thor PF, and again I do like the Superman PF Ex.

You can tell you haven't been around long :lol

KitFisto
09-08-2013, 06:44 AM
Ex are for people who like to feel superior over a toy. I'd hardly call the green Hulk PF a "fail".

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 07:02 AM
You can tell you haven't been around long :lol

Yep... and that I can make up my own mind, and that I think the statues THEMSELVES should be the main attraction to the art form, not the switchout parts. The question was basically is there ANY statue that can not stand on its own WITHOUT the Ex.... I bet there are dozens of guys on here who LOVE having the Regs of several statues in their collections. I know you are an Ex or Fail guy, but that isn't many of us. I know I wouldn't pay $150-$400 more for a statue in the aftermarket for an art print. Now I MIGHT consider it for the Captain America Comic PF, but it wouldn't be a situation where I wouldn't buy the PF if I found a great deal on the Reg

IronLungs31
09-08-2013, 07:04 AM
Gonna have to go with the Ex. Skaar PF and the axe.

IronLungs31
09-08-2013, 07:07 AM
You fail anyway :lecture

That's just cold ink...:lol

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 07:18 AM
Ex are for people who like to feel superior over a toy. I'd hardly call the green Hulk PF a "fail".

I think that isn't entirely true. I think the Exs are for people who want the rarest version of a statue, but the "Ex or Fail" statement is a bull**** one that SOME guys use to make them better about themselves :rotfl


That's just cold ink...:lol

ummmm... ink IS COLD:horror

IronLungs31
09-08-2013, 07:26 AM
ummmm... ink IS COLD:horror

I've just come to understand that Ink is an acquired taste and you have to love him for what he is...:)

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 07:44 AM
I've just come to understand that Ink is an acquired taste and you have to love him for what he is...:)

"Love" is a VERY strong word.....:rotfl

Sweet Rabbit
09-08-2013, 08:00 AM
That's just cold ink...:lol

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm47/GuruSY/cold_blooded.jpg (http://media.photobucket.com/user/GuruSY/media/cold_blooded.jpg.html)

Tavegg
09-08-2013, 11:52 AM
Ex are for people who like to feel superior over a toy. I'd hardly call the green Hulk PF a "fail".

EX are for people that decide to buy the statue before everyone else gets on board. Then everyone who missed has to resort to the reg instead. Brush up on the Deadpool thread. It has nothing to do with superiority for most of us. For out of print or sold out pieces, that's just personal preference. If the EX adds enough value to justify the higher price (Captain America and Skarr) then people generally will take the plunge. I think with two pieces like that people are generally buying the reg to soften the blow on cost to acquire. Using Hulk is an unfair comparison. There's green and there's grey. Preference comes down to color and exclusivity. You don't get a completely different feel for the hulk sculpt like good ole Cap. To say you'd rather have the reg Deadpool, as opposed to those that have the same exact sculpt with an extra swap out hand at the same cost, your lying to yourself.

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 12:13 PM
EX are for people that decide to buy the statue before everyone else gets on board. Then everyone who missed has to resort to the reg instead. Brush up on the Deadpool thread. It has nothing to do with superiority for most of us. For out of print or sold out pieces, that's just personal preference. If the EX adds enough value to justify the higher price (Captain America and Skarr) then people generally will take the plunge. I think with two pieces like that people are generally buying the reg to soften the blow on cost to acquire. Using Hulk is an unfair comparison. There's green and there's grey. Preference comes down to color and exclusivity. You don't get a completely different feel for the hulk sculpt like good ole Cap. To say you'd rather have the reg Deadpool, as opposed to those that have the same exact sculpt with an extra swap out hand at the same cost, your lying to yourself.

Some guys don't live in the U.S. so buying a Reg from a local dealer can save them upwards of $100. SO if you are collecting a statue BECAUSE you LOVE the main sculpt of the Reg, and you don't care for the swap out part, then why not buy the Reg at the local dealer and SAVE THE MONEY FOR OTHER STATUES?

Let's be HONEST here, a ****load of guys here COLLECT the EXs because the have the SMALLER numbers on the bottom. They consider these investments, and agree with that mindset or not that is what the choose to believe and feel. Add to it that MANY will continue to foster the "Ex or Fail!" attitude in order to PROTECT that investment, by influencing noobs that it is the ONLY MINDSET for a true collector, and then you get a vicious cycle.

I have seen both the Regs for the Deadpool and the Skaar PFs, and if they fell within my collection focus I could have EASILY bought them at a price $150-$200 cheaper then the Ex versions. The Reg sculpts for both are AMAZING, and while it would be nice to have the Exs I would NEVER feel like less of a collector for NOT having the Ex Axe or TINY little chicken. That isn't what the hobby is for ME, and I am not kidding myself.

As for the statement "Ex or Fail", most of the time it is a joke, he'll I have done it, but when you get into the mindset that others are lesser collectors if they don't drink th KoolAid so to speak, well, then you are being disrespectful.

Tavegg
09-08-2013, 12:30 PM
All very solid points but I never declared EX or fail and I live in the states where there is no price difference. I can buy directly from SS without sales tax or outlandish import fees. It's hard for you and I to compare as we have completely different scenarios for price and availability. I have a reg Gambit as opposed to paying an extra 500 for a switch out hand. Again personal preference but you better believe I would own the ex if I was around when it went up for PO. I think that Ink and others in our position to buy these direct are saying is if you end up with the reg production piece as opposed to the EX then you had your chance to own the exclusive and simply didn't pull the trigger. In that sense ex or fail is justified. For others paying import fees and all the other expenditures that come along with shipment you are also justified in saving the money by buying local. I get it but for guys like myself there is no excuse other then I missed out. Just an opinion and the deadpool is great both ways. Lets not pretend that if you or anyone else could have the ex for the same price the ex wouldn't be in your possession though

KitFisto
09-08-2013, 12:48 PM
EX are for people that decide to buy the statue before everyone else gets on board. Then everyone who missed has to resort to the reg instead. Brush up on the Deadpool thread. It has nothing to do with superiority for most of us. For out of print or sold out pieces, that's just personal preference. If the EX adds enough value to justify the higher price (Captain America and Skarr) then people generally will take the plunge. I think with two pieces like that people are generally buying the reg to soften the blow on cost to acquire. Using Hulk is an unfair comparison. There's green and there's grey. Preference comes down to color and exclusivity. You don't get a completely different feel for the hulk sculpt like good ole Cap. To say you'd rather have the reg Deadpool, as opposed to those that have the same exact sculpt with an extra swap out hand at the same cost, your lying to yourself.

No. If you read most of the statememts people make about having the exclusive, it's clearly "my **** is bigger than your ****" most of the time. It's attitudes many display when they have the almighty exclusive such as the "ex or fail" type of statememts all over this board.

I'm not saying ex sucks or that some ex pieces aren't really cool......they are, but elitist attitudes get old after a while. I owned several ex myself before I sold off most of my collection so it's not an issues with pieces. It's the " I'm a better collector than you attitude ".

Tavegg
09-08-2013, 01:02 PM
Ex are for people who like to feel superior over a toy. I'd hardly call the green Hulk PF a "fail".

I feel you and I think that type of attitude is silly personally but if you look at the original statement I replied to it was a large generalization about people that prefer the ex over a regular. I have several PF's (wolverine, Rogue, Vison) that I prefer the regular portrait. It's not a superiority complex for me whatsoever and if you were to look in my thread I don't have multiple pics showing both heads or the bottom of the base to let collectors know they are the ex versions. You and spidey bring up great points but they are more in tune with specific collectors taste as opposed to the majority of us.

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 01:04 PM
All very solid points but I never declared EX or fail and I live in the states where there is no price difference. I can buy directly from SS without sales tax or outlandish import fees. It's hard for you and I to compare as we have completely different scenarios for price and availability. I have a reg Gambit as opposed to paying an extra 500 for a switch out hand. Again personal preference but you better believe I would own the ex if I was around when it went up for PO. I think that Ink and others in our position to buy these direct are saying is if you end up with the reg production piece as opposed to the EX then you had your chance to own the exclusive and simply didn't pull the trigger. In that sense ex or fail is justified. For others paying import fees and all the other expenditures that come along with shipment you are also justified in saving the money by buying local. I get it but for guys like myself there is no excuse other then I missed out. Just an opinion and the deadpool is great both ways. Lets not pretend that if you or anyone else could have the ex for the same price the ex wouldn't be in your possession though

See Tavgg you are reasonable ... Not everyone is. I get what you are saying, but I believe there are many here who simply ENCOURAGE the Ex or Fail attitude to preserve the VALUE of their EX purchases for FUTURE sales, and there ARE those who do it to feel SUPERIOR.

Comments like "Where is his axe?" have shown up it he Skaar thread mere minutes AFTER an excited new collector has posted up pics of his ne Reg Skaar, and you can't tell me that kind of stuff isn't meant to rub it in little bit, or awhole lot depending on the Freak. IMHO that **** isn't needed here. Especially if we want to encourage new collectors and make this a welcoming environment for EVERYONE... Not just a Vets only locker room.

As for our statement about the Deadpool Ex or the Skaar Ex... Ofcourse all things being equal, including price, I would choose the Ex over a Reg. However, I have personally NEVER seen a statue that is one that is garbage without it

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 01:14 PM
No. If you read most of the statememts people make about having the exclusive, it's clearly "my **** is bigger than your ****" most of the time. It's attitudes many display when they have the almighty exclusive such as the "ex or fail" type of statememts all over this board.

I'm not saying ex sucks or that some ex pieces aren't really cool......they are, but elitist attitudes get old after a while. I owned several ex myself before I sold off most of my collection so it's not an issues with pieces. It's the " I'm a better collector than you attitude ".

I honestly don't get WHY some Guys have to act like that. It isn't like your pecker GROWS just because you got the Ex.:dunno

Tavegg
09-08-2013, 01:15 PM
See Tavgg you are reasonable ... Not everyone is. I get what you are saying, but I believe there are many here who simply ENCOURAGE the Ex or Fail attitude to preserve the VALUE of their EX purchases for FUTURE sales, and there ARE those who do it to feel SUPERIOR.

Comments like "Where is his axe?" have shown up it he Skaar thread mere minutes AFTER an excited new collector has posted up pics of his ne Reg Skaar, and you can't tell me that kind of stuff isn't meant to rub it in little bit, or awhole lot depending on the Freak. IMHO that **** isn't needed here. Especially if we want to encourage new collectors and make this a welcoming environment for EVERYONE... Not just a Vets only locker room.

As for our statement about the Deadpool Ex or the Skaar Ex... Ofcourse all things being equal, including price, I would choose the Ex over a Reg. However, I have personally NEVER seen a statue that is one that is garbage without it


Right on. We're on the same page. I especially agree with this


Comments like "Where is his axe?" have shown up it he Skaar thread mere minutes AFTER an excited new collector has posted up pics of his ne Reg Skaar, and you can't tell me that kind of stuff isn't meant to rub it in little bit, or awhole lot depending on the Freak. IMHO that **** isn't needed here. Especially if we want to encourage new collectors and make this a welcoming environment for EVERYONE... Not just a Vets only locker room.

That's just senseless and downright dirty. Nothing cool about someone making an assessment such as that to an excited collector getting a great piece like Skarr. Ex or Reg its a great sculpt and if I hadn't landed such a solid deal on an ex I would have been fine with the reg as well.

Y4NK33 PL4N3T
09-08-2013, 01:32 PM
That's quite a conspiracy theory...

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 01:35 PM
Right on. We're on the same page. I especially agree with this



That's just senseless and downright dirty. Nothing cool about someone making an assessment such as that to an excited collector getting a great piece like Skarr. Ex or Reg its a great sculpt and if I hadn't landed such a solid deal on an ex I would have been fine with the reg as well.

Yeah we are On the same page m8. In the end I think that there are certain pieces that I would love to have Ex for, but then there are others where it doesnt matter at all. However, I will never degrade someone's piece because it lacks the Ex.:hi5:

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 01:39 PM
That's quite a conspiracy theory...

Not really... Who shot JFK is a conspiracy .... Guys saying the Ex is better to protect what they put into it or the aftermarket value it has achieved, well, that isn't even a stretch of the imagination.

Sweet Rabbit
09-08-2013, 01:51 PM
Not really... Who shot JFK is a conspiracy .... Guys saying the Ex is better to protect what they put into it or the aftermarket value it has achieved, well, that isn't even a stretch of the imagination.

So you're saying the classic iron man comiquette EX isn't better than the regular? Which is the jist of the thread

KitFisto
09-08-2013, 01:55 PM
I feel you and I think that type of attitude is silly personally but if you look at the original statement I replied to it was a large generalization about people that prefer the ex over a regular. I have several PF's (wolverine, Rogue, Vison) that I prefer the regular portrait. It's not a superiority complex for me whatsoever and if you were to look in my thread I don't have multiple pics showing both heads or the bottom of the base to let collectors know they are the ex versions. You and spidey bring up great points but they are more in tune with specific collectors taste as opposed to the majority of us.

It's not everyone, you're right, but there are enough to be noticeable and annoying. Just my opinion.

Y4NK33 PL4N3T
09-08-2013, 01:57 PM
Not really... Who shot JFK is a conspiracy .... Guys saying the Ex is better to protect what they put into it or the aftermarket value it has achieved, well, that isn't even a stretch of the imagination.

Kinda is...

There would be no reason to 'protect' their investment if they (1) truly think the EX edition of their particular statue looks better like many, many collectors do & (2) never have any intent on selling the piece anyway. There may be some truth to what you're saying but I don't agree it's the majority, this board doesn't influence the majority of people in this hobby.

I'd also disagree that this is done purposefully to influence new collectors and continue a cycle b/c I find it hard to believe that people with this much money to burn on statues are that impressionable to anonymous people over the internet. I could easily be mistaken though.

If a piece looks relatively the same for a regular edition and only comes with a print for EX, what percentage of these newbs do you believe will drop an extra $100+ by this brainwashing?

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 02:09 PM
So you're saying the classic iron man comiquette EX isn't better than the regular? Which is the jist of the thread

No what I AGREE with is THIS


I can't think of one EX that is essential and makes or breaks the piece.

I know you disagree with me... But even in the case of the classic Iron Man Com... I could live without the Tony Stark head... Would it be NICE to have... Yeah... But I wouldn't NEED to have it.


Kinda is...

There would be no reason to 'protect' their investment if they (1) truly think the EX edition of their particular statue looks better like many, many collectors do & (2) never have any intent on selling the piece anyway. There may be some truth to what you're saying but I don't agree it's the majority, this board doesn't influence the majority of people in this hobby.

I'd also disagree that this is done purposefully to influence new collectors and continue a cycle b/c I find it hard to believe that people with this much money to burn on statues are that impressionable to anonymous people over the internet. I could easily be mistaken though.

If a piece looks relatively the same for a regular edition and only comes with a print for EX, what percentage of these newbs do you believe will drop an extra $100+ by this brainwashing?

I think that there is room for both sides of the coing here, and we are probably both right to some degree.

occulum
09-08-2013, 02:10 PM
Print and unmasked portrait are exclusives I would have no problem passing on .... :monkey1

Y4NK33 PL4N3T
09-08-2013, 02:11 PM
So you're saying the classic iron man comiquette EX isn't better than the regular?

:lecture:lecture:lecture

KitFisto
09-08-2013, 02:16 PM
I think it can also boil down to "why do you collect?". If it's solely for rarity and resale vaule then yes, go ex only. If it's because you love the pieces and value is just an added bonus then buy the ex you really like and the regulars if you don't like or care about a particular ex.

Most people love the Thor PF ex. I actually prefer the regular head on that one so I wouldnt pay more for the ex.

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 02:21 PM
I think it can also boil down to "why do you collect?". If it's solely for rarity and resale vaule then yes, go ex only. If it's because you love the pieces and value is just an added bonus then buy the ex you really like and the regulars if you don't like or care about a particular ex.

Most people love the Thor PF ex. I actually prefer the regular head on that one so I wouldnt pay more for the ex.

:exactly::goodpost:

a2themonster
09-08-2013, 04:17 PM
Hey guys im a new collector and I wanted to weigh in.... I know myself, not really knowing too much when i first started buying, especially after reading comments and stuff here, got the impression that if you dont have the EX, your statue is inferior. Once this got in my head I went out of my way to get the wolverine pf ex, even though I didnt really like/prefer the ex portrait compared to the regular one. I wound up selling it, but to me, there is that feeling that maybe you need (for lack of a better word) to justify why you bought the regular instead of the ex. For example alot of ppl will say oh I didnt like X (whatever EX feature), so i just got the regular. I feel like that attitude (whether or not it is true) gives the impression and implies that somehow the reg is less than the ex. The ex does normally come with a lower ES, which if you were judging "value", i guess would mean that the ex is worth more, since it is rarer. Im not speaking out one way or another, as I feel the true value is what you feel it is worth, and not looking at from the perspective of well, down the line my EX will be worth more vs the Reg. I realize that and try to buy strictly based on what I like in looking at an EX vs the reg, but it is tough to not get the EX if both are available, or pay an extra 50 -100 bucks on ebay to get the ex. I myself have gone on ebay and paid the extra money, I guess just to feel like im getting the (perceived) value IN ADDITION to a statue i really wanted (the joker pf ex is what im referring to.) Obviously its easy to say get what your taste dictates and ignore the rest, but its a tough predicament. An example of this is I REALLY want the Mass effect shepard PF. The regular edition is/was available for me to pre-order and I was gonna pull the trigger, until I opted on basically passing my chance to get it, in favor of going on the waitlist for the ex. Idk why, especially bcz I dont prefer the switch out helmet in comparison to the reg, but I guess, me, and assumably everyone else, wants to get more 'bang for their buck', but idk. Thanks for your time guys.

IronLungs31
09-08-2013, 04:26 PM
No matter all the posting the EX will still be more sought after than the reg. version and that's just the way it is. You might not pay for it but there's hundreds of other collector's that will jump on the opportunities to add the EX version to their respective collection, just like you have hundreds of collector's that don't care about the EX. But one things for sure. The EX will always sell for more than the reg even if you wouldn't pay the price for it...:lecture

That's what makes eBay great!

Spidey976
09-08-2013, 05:07 PM
No matter all the posting the EX will still be more sought after than the reg. version and that's just the way it is. You might not pay for it but there's hundreds of other collector's that will jump on the opportunities to add the EX version to their respective collection, just like you have hundreds of collector's that don't care about the EX. But one things for sure. The EX will always sell for more than the reg even if you wouldn't pay the price for it...:lecture

That's what makes eBay great!

Of course you are right m8.

comicbookguy
09-08-2013, 08:11 PM
I think it can also boil down to "why do you collect?". If it's solely for rarity and resale vaule then yes, go ex only. If it's because you love the pieces and value is just an added bonus then buy the ex you really like and the regulars if you don't like or care about a particular ex.

Most people love the Thor PF ex. I actually prefer the regular head on that one so I wouldnt pay more for the ex.

:peace yeppie! I love the ex because it's more rare, comes with an extra part, and if I do sell I won't lose much money. Not always true but still a nice extra.

GeneratorLeon
09-09-2013, 08:39 PM
It'd probably be easier to name the fail EX's over the ones you need to have, but here's my list of gotta haves:

-Madame Hydra (Lots of SO's, and that EX head is just too good.)
-Green Lantern (A Lantern statue needs to have a construct, although I would've preferred something more creative.)
-Spider-Woman (Way more interesting with Skrull head.)
-Storm Shadow (Needs the bow.)
-Grievous/Talon/Ultron (They may just be cheap fabric capes, but as villains, they just don't have the same presence without them.)
-Sinestro (Don't know what his EX is yet, but it has to be better than that stupid symbol construct.)
-Just about anything else with a SOH, except Rogue, cause hers is awful. Not crazy about Joker's either. I actually do like Vision's.

WarMachine714
09-10-2013, 02:30 AM
I rather get a Reg than no statue at all. I do look for an EX at a reasonable price, but once the Regs start to disappear everywhere, **** it Reg it is.

Tbolt
09-10-2013, 07:52 AM
Well the must have's are pretty well covered, but Sideshow does make some odd choices. Forget the meh, ones, or the ugly vision, but why in the heck would you want a Rocketeer EX without the helmet? Who would display it that way? I have a feeling Superman is going to be another EX often left in the box.

WarMachine714
09-11-2013, 03:45 PM
I'll be displaying my Superman with the EX :)

Sweet Rabbit
09-11-2013, 03:51 PM
I'll be displaying my Superman with the EX :)

I display my green lantern with the fist :monkey3

golobulus
09-11-2013, 04:04 PM
Terminator with the cyborg eye makes the PF IMHO:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fS2oGkzYMvM/UIi4mxZgGoI/AAAAAAAAqsQ/gvmclv9Tzcc/s800/GI%25252520Joe%25252520017.jpg

I also think the cape on Grievous, while a small addition, makes a huge difference to the overall statue:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YsqpSW01N88/Uh1jwCTXgAI/AAAAAAAAqkg/GgURvIxFAVE/s800/August%25202013%2520147.jpg

Spidey976
09-11-2013, 04:05 PM
I'll be displaying my Superman with the EX :)

I will often as well.

Freak_Zombie
09-11-2013, 04:17 PM
I think the green hulk pf is the ultimate fail! Ex of fail baby! lolz

MR Regan
09-11-2013, 04:23 PM
It's pretty simple really, If you had the opportunity to buy the EX doesn't matter what it is and didn't, Then further down the line you wanted the piece but the EX is going for a lot more than the regular and you buy the reg, Doesn't matter how much you try to convince your self otherwise YOU HAVE FAILED! :lecture:exactly:

Skaar EX for President :peace

The Chev
09-15-2013, 06:36 PM
I wish I had a EX Darth Malgus. Epic Fail.

Spidey976
09-15-2013, 06:52 PM
I wish I had a EX Darth Malgus. Epic Fail.

If you are willing to pay I am sure you could find one...:lecture? Edit: yep I just found one.

The Chev
09-15-2013, 07:23 PM
If you are willing to pay I am sure you could find one...:lecture? Edit: yep I just found one.

Oh I know I can find one. I wasn't being serious.:)

SAB
09-15-2013, 08:58 PM
Well the must have's are pretty well covered, but Sideshow does make some odd choices. Forget the meh, ones, or the ugly vision, but why in the heck would you want a Rocketeer EX without the helmet? Who would display it that way? I have a feeling Superman is going to be another EX often left in the box.

I like the Rocketeer EX without the helmet.
....though always felt an empty helmet should still be included though to lay at his feet....

Frostlord
09-16-2013, 09:06 AM
General Grevious ex with the red cape is a damn good ex. Yes it's just a cape but it makes a huge difference in my opinion.

Thats the reason I dont own a Grievous statue. I must have the Ex with the cape, It doesn't look good without it

Sweet Rabbit
09-16-2013, 12:56 PM
I like the Rocketeer EX without the helmet.
....though always felt an empty helmet should still be included though to lay at his feet....

Or holding it like the classic IM comiquette

Freak_Zombie
09-16-2013, 01:13 PM
I can't think of any regular that's a complete fail except for Dr Zaius from planet of the apes. Without the doll, the statue looks completely weird in that pose. Every other ex, is just something really cool or nice to have but in no way takes away from an awesome regular statue.

Vitus
09-16-2013, 01:23 PM
Not going to bother with my vote. TOo many whiners in here!

Bmutha
11-14-2013, 09:25 AM
Well, I won't go so far as to say EX or fail, but the BEST EX pieces in my collection are:

1. Green Lantern...love the green fist construct.

2. Deadpool...the pistol hand is nice, but the chicken makes this a completely different take on the character.

3. Joker...based on SS's pics, I wasn't a fan of the EX head. But, in person, I love it, and it's the one I display. Definitely glad I picked up the EX on this.

I don't own it, but the Gambit EX hand looks really nice, too.