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DarthAlias
07-20-2018, 11:06 AM
Just announced at collectors panel...

K1NG J0RDAN
07-20-2018, 11:08 AM
Not Hot Toys..? :gah:

fantasticfrog
07-20-2018, 11:09 AM
Well, I guess we leave the helmet on.

Mike86
07-20-2018, 11:11 AM
I’d prefer Hot Toys but I’ll probably get this if it looks decent at all.


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Tee-Kay
07-20-2018, 11:15 AM
Well, I guess we leave the helmet on.

:lol and pose him leaning on a wall not putting too much effort on articulation.

BoosterGold06
07-20-2018, 11:17 AM
Well as long as we can leave the helmet on. You know if Hot Toys ever does do a Lando that they will probably do this version as well.

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2018, 11:18 AM
You guys read my mind. :lol

Revanist
07-20-2018, 11:19 AM
Good news, I think for the time SS's original Lando was one of their stronger figures so will look forward to what they can do here.:clap

DioramaMaker
07-20-2018, 11:19 AM
Capitalizing on the ROTJ Lukes I see.

This is good though! It means Hot Toys will release a significantly better version a year from now!

BoosterGold06
07-20-2018, 11:20 AM
I hope this means they do more figures to go with their Jabba

medicomsucks
07-20-2018, 11:21 AM
They are probably trying to entice people to refinance their homes for the jabba and throne part deux.

darth toffeeman
07-20-2018, 11:21 AM
Hooray and a bit disappointed.

Sideshow should make a fantastic outfit.
The helmet will remain on though.

Chronos1919
07-20-2018, 11:23 AM
Not Hot Toys..? :gah:

Nope but it will be priced like one.

earthdog
07-20-2018, 11:25 AM
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BoosterGold06
07-20-2018, 11:27 AM
Ha, why does the first picture for everything always have to be bad?

Khev
07-20-2018, 11:28 AM
I actually think that that pic looks pretty damn sweet.

Wor-Gar
07-20-2018, 11:29 AM
Well, its better than I expected.

I need that staff for my Weequay.

Hoping SS has a few more things to go with Jabba. Maybe Bib redux v2 also. Wouldn't even mind SS doing v2 Greedo with a better outfit.

Tee-Kay
07-20-2018, 11:30 AM
Proto outfit looks impressive. Pretty sure we'll get to find inaccuracies when we get a chance at a better look but impressed right now. We'll see how it translates on a production piece though.

darth toffeeman
07-20-2018, 11:31 AM
Well, its better than I expected.

I need that staff for my Weequay.

Hoping SS has a few more things to go with Jabba. Maybe Bib redux v2 also. Wouldn't even mind SS doing v2 Greedo with a better outfit.

A Greedo would be most welcome.

Seeing a 1/6 Lando Skiff is awesome.
One of my top 3 wants :)

earthdog
07-20-2018, 11:32 AM
Ha, why does the first picture for everything always have to be bad?

Because I pulled a screen shot off their crappy Facebook live stream

screamingmetal
07-20-2018, 11:32 AM
Awesome!
My Favorite version of Lando!
if the head sculpt/paint is a little iffy, that's fine as I don't ever plan on displaying him without the helmet on.
I learned the hard way all those years ago when I lost the helmet to my Kenner figure and spent 40 minutes looking for it before my dad mowed the lawn to no avail.
The helmet stays on! :lol

stickman
07-20-2018, 11:32 AM
Well, for me this is a bit of a disappointment. I was hoping for HT to do Lando Bespin, Skiff, and General. After SS picked up the GI Joe line their human sculpts took on a cartoony look, which I have never enjoyed. I believe SS does much better with non human - alien sculpts, and wish they went in that direction. I will try to remain optimistic with this offering. As of now the only SW - SS figures I have displayed are: Emperor, Greedo, Hammer-Head, Bounty Hunters, and X-Wing Luke (with helmet on).

Mad Old Lu
07-20-2018, 11:33 AM
Yeah, it does look pretty good! Smart move, Sideshow. Smart move.

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2018, 11:34 AM
Not bad looking at all. I have no hope that the sculpt will be useable but as long as it looks Lando enough under the helmet it’s a go.

davejames
07-20-2018, 11:34 AM
That actually looks pretty cool. Certainly not the first Lando I was expecting to see though.

earthdog
07-20-2018, 11:34 AM
Well, its better than I expected.

I need that staff for my Weequay.

Hoping SS has a few more things to go with Jabba. Maybe Bib redux v2 also. Wouldn't even mind SS doing v2 Greedo with a better outfit.

Sideshow excels at obscured head sculpts.

Revanist
07-20-2018, 11:36 AM
Ha, why does the first picture for everything always have to be bad?

T'is the law of internets.

earthdog
07-20-2018, 11:37 AM
His placement in the Jabba case made it seem like they were intentionally leaving for another 3 or 4 figures.

But maybe that's wishful thinking and they didn't want to block Jabba's throne.

Asta
07-20-2018, 11:37 AM
https://www.sideshowtoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/1125x682_previewbanner_100426_LandoFig.jpg

Neal136
07-20-2018, 11:37 AM
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BoosterGold06
07-20-2018, 11:38 AM
That looks pretty awesome.

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2018, 11:39 AM
Want now, please. That looks incredible even for a promo pic.

stickman
07-20-2018, 11:39 AM
Looks better than I thought it would, hoping to see more pics. Thanks!

Mike86
07-20-2018, 11:40 AM
Put it up Sideshow. I’ll pre-order day one. Not normally a fan of their stuff but this looks decent so far and I want this version of Lando. Plus it’s not a certainty Hot Toys will make this.


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karamazov80
07-20-2018, 11:41 AM
Looks good, but I'm also only interested in a Hot Toys version.

Mad Old Lu
07-20-2018, 11:42 AM
Very impressive!

darth toffeeman
07-20-2018, 11:46 AM
Put it up Sideshow. I’ll pre-order day one. Not normally a fan of their stuff but this looks decent so far and I want this version of Lando. Plus it’s not a certainty Hot Toys will make this.


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Agreed.

Hot Toys have really missed a trick not unveiling a Lando.

This figure will have the most hype of all.
I want that Bespin Leia too though!

Tee-Kay
07-20-2018, 11:47 AM
Funny how most of us were expecting HT to reveal a Bespin Lando or even a "Solo" Lando and we end up with a Skiff Lando from Sideshow. After the Snowtrooper Commander and DX Endor Luke getting in the way of HT releases, Sideshow did it a third year in a row :lol

riblets
07-20-2018, 11:48 AM
I can't wait to see what's hiding under that mask...

karamazov80
07-20-2018, 11:50 AM
I can't wait to see what's hiding under that mask...
With Jason, they decided not to finish the sculpt, and to just glue the mask on. . .could be a way to avoid critiques of the sculpt here :lol

earthdog
07-20-2018, 11:51 AM
I can't wait to see what's hiding under that mask...

We're probably all better off if the helmet is not removable.

davidgray1974
07-20-2018, 11:51 AM
This will definitely be a pre-order!

Asta
07-20-2018, 11:51 AM
I can't wait to see what's hiding under that mask...

In 1983 he obliged the audience...

https://media.giphy.com/media/xT9DPKB0w7MsVtE0PS/giphy.gif


I think Susan said in the video that it was a "helmet sculpt".

generalgrevious
07-20-2018, 11:52 AM
I made a custom of this guy and I know some other members on here did the same.

screamingmetal
07-20-2018, 11:52 AM
That actually looks pretty cool. Certainly not the first Lando I was expecting to see though.

Not the first high end Lando though, Sideshow made Lando in his Bespin clothing 9 years ago.

davejames
07-20-2018, 11:52 AM
This isn't going to be one of their annoying $275 exclusives, is it?

xequae
07-20-2018, 11:52 AM
Definitely picking him up. Hopefully more Jabba aliens are coming.

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2018, 11:55 AM
Tentatively my favorite con reveal this year.

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Asta
07-20-2018, 11:56 AM
At 3:08 in the video she says he has a "helmeted portrait".

Dresky
07-20-2018, 11:57 AM
One of my favorite Star Wars figure when i was a kid (ok, anything from RotJ was my favorite toy back then).

Yet, i'm still tempted to wait and see what Hot Toys will do. I only want one Lando.

generalgrevious
07-20-2018, 11:57 AM
I thought he had a gun and holster?

Bo Shrek
07-20-2018, 11:58 AM
DAMN!!! I wanted this from Hot Toys!!

Asta
07-20-2018, 11:59 AM
I thought he had a gun and holster?

He does in this costume shot:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w-73TDJqMeU/UXDIqxhrtuI/AAAAAAAAPUc/CuH7laNiPJw/s1600/lando.jpg

generalgrevious
07-20-2018, 11:59 AM
to busy making IM stuff feel asleep behind the wheel.

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2018, 12:00 PM
I thought he had a gun and holster?

Not when we first see him in the movie I don’t think.

generalgrevious
07-20-2018, 12:00 PM
He does in this costume shot:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w-73TDJqMeU/UXDIqxhrtuI/AAAAAAAAPUc/CuH7laNiPJw/s1600/lando.jpg

and a turtle neck to from the star wars costumes book the sideshow version shows all neck

generalgrevious
07-20-2018, 12:01 PM
Not when we first see him in the movie I don’t think.

that`s how I made my custom to look I did the gun holster and the belt scratch made.

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2018, 12:02 PM
and a turtle neck to from the star wars costumes book the sideshow version shows all neck

All neck when we first see him in Jabba’s palace too I believe.

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2018, 12:04 PM
that`s how I made my custom to look I did the gun holster and the belt scratch made.

I’ll have to pop the blu in and see if he changed a bit from Jabba’s Palace to when he’s on the skiff.

generalgrevious
07-20-2018, 12:04 PM
I don't know I think every action figure of lando in his skiff outfit he was sporting his turtle neck and gun holster with skiff guard blaster

screamingmetal
07-20-2018, 12:05 PM
to busy making IM stuff feel asleep behind the wheel.

And now they've moved on to Spider-Man costume variants! Yippee!

Cocoboloboy
07-20-2018, 12:05 PM
I don't know I think every action figure of lando in his skiff outfit he was sporting his turtle neck and gun holster with skiff guard blaster

The original 3.75 didn’t have a holster or turtle neck.

Tee-Kay
07-20-2018, 12:07 PM
I thought he had a gun and holster?

Sideshow exclusive version :monkey3

Getter Dragon
07-20-2018, 12:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOS3ssrCRfs

davejames
07-20-2018, 12:10 PM
He does in this costume shot:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w-73TDJqMeU/UXDIqxhrtuI/AAAAAAAAPUc/CuH7laNiPJw/s1600/lando.jpg

Yeah hopefully they'll include that, as it does make the outfit just a little bit cooler.


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generalgrevious
07-20-2018, 12:10 PM
Sideshow exclusive version :monkey3
now that would be a dumb exclusive which would be perfect for them to do.

Asta
07-20-2018, 12:10 PM
A couple of screen shots:

https://i1.wp.com/caps.pictures/198/3-starwars6/full/star-wars6-movie-screencaps.com-2737.jpg?strip=all

https://i1.wp.com/caps.pictures/198/3-starwars6/full/star-wars6-movie-screencaps.com-2785.jpg?strip=all

generalgrevious
07-20-2018, 12:10 PM
Yeah hopefully they'll include that, as it does make the outfit just a little bit cooler.


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that`s how I based my custom off of those photo`s

Bo Shrek
07-20-2018, 12:12 PM
Only time Lando has no cape! He must have felt odd. Its like me going out without my "grill"!!!! (joke)

Mike86
07-20-2018, 12:15 PM
This isn't going to be one of their annoying $275 exclusives, is it?
Let’s hope not. I’ll likely bite the bullet either way though. I honestly sorta wouldn’t mind if the helmet just stays on the sculpt. He wears it the entire time anyways and with Sideshow’s questionable sculpt quality it might be better off mostly hidden under the mask.


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Cocoboloboy
07-20-2018, 12:15 PM
Interesting. I’ve only ever pictured him as he’s seen in the Palace. Never noticed the turtleneck or holster on the skiff.

Wor-Gar
07-20-2018, 12:16 PM
I would only get one Lando, and these are my order of choices:

First - Bespin Lando - classic Lando

2nd - General Lando

3rd - Skiff Lando - who saves no one and falls overboard to be saved by a blind man

D.R.37
07-20-2018, 12:19 PM
Wow, Looking good. Jabba’s massive... tail seam looks remedied as well. I’m more tempted to PO him now. I wonder if Boushh is on the horizon??

Asta
07-20-2018, 12:20 PM
When is he seen with a turtleneck?

https://i0.wp.com/caps.pictures/198/3-starwars6/full/star-wars6-movie-screencaps.com-3266.jpg?strip=all

https://i0.wp.com/caps.pictures/198/3-starwars6/full/star-wars6-movie-screencaps.com-3692.jpg?strip=all

https://i1.wp.com/caps.pictures/198/3-starwars6/full/star-wars6-movie-screencaps.com-4005.jpg?strip=all

The only addition I can see for the Skiff Guard look is the holster.

Wor-Gar
07-20-2018, 12:20 PM
I think there's more to come for Jabba.

Mike86
07-20-2018, 12:21 PM
I would only get one Lando, and these are my order of choices:

First - Bespin Lando - classic Lando

2nd - General Lando

3rd - Skiff Lando - who saves no one and falls overboard to be saved by a blind man
I’d go Skiff because the look is awesome and Bespin personally. Probably would pass on General Lando.


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Futurion
07-20-2018, 12:23 PM
Logic step by Sideshow. Could look good with their Jabba.

Getter Dragon
07-20-2018, 12:23 PM
3rd - Skiff Lando - who saves no one and falls overboard to be saved by a blind man

I like how this Skiff disguise was gathering dust in his wardrobe on the Falcon 20 years before he would need it to save a guy he just met. There is fan service and easter eggs and then there is just bad writing.

Mike86
07-20-2018, 12:23 PM
Wow, Looking good. Jabba’s massive... tail seam looks remedied as well. I’m more tempted to PO him now. I wonder if Boushh is on the horizon??
I’d be tempted by Jabba but then I see that $800 price tag..


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generalgrevious
07-20-2018, 12:29 PM
yeah I could not post that kind of money to rich for me. I still have the old version with throne. now if they would release jabba with out throne I would get that to upgrade but I cant see my self shelling out almost $ 900 with the shipping

karamazov80
07-20-2018, 12:29 PM
There is fan service and easter eggs and then there is just bad writing.
Fortunately, Solo gave us plenty of both! So, no need to choose sides here.

darth toffeeman
07-20-2018, 12:30 PM
I think there's more to come for Jabba.

Skiff guards would be most welcome.

And Squid Head. Squid Head would be an instant pre order.

Wor-Gar
07-20-2018, 12:30 PM
I like how this Skiff disguise was gathering dust in his wardrobe on the Falcon 20 years before he would need it to save a guy he just met. There is fan service and easter eggs and then there is just bad writing.

Was it seriously in his closet in Solo? I didn't even see that. :lol

That's lame.

earthdog
07-20-2018, 12:31 PM
I like how this Skiff disguise was gathering dust in his wardrobe on the Falcon 20 years before he would need it to save a guy he just met. There is fan service and easter eggs and then there is just bad writing.

Yes.

Like Anakins lightsaber just gathering dust in old Ben’s hamper for 20 years waiting for his son to randomly show up and then become an orphan on the same day.

Mike86
07-20-2018, 12:34 PM
Wow, Looking good. Jabba’s massive... tail seam looks remedied as well. I’m more tempted to PO him now. I wonder if Boushh is on the horizon??
I’d be tempted by Jabba but then I see that $800 price tag..


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karamazov80
07-20-2018, 12:35 PM
Was it seriously in his closet in Solo? I didn't even see that. :lol

That's lame.
*Message sent to Khev. . .this insult will not stand*

Wor-Gar
07-20-2018, 12:37 PM
*Message sent to Khev. . .this insult will not stand*

:lol


Lando: I knew this outfit would come in handy. Damn that Qi-ra, swiped my Skiff cape.

evenflow
07-20-2018, 12:39 PM
At least they are trying to make the Jabba more enticing but I would have preferred some background aliens. Decisions...

Asta
07-20-2018, 12:40 PM
Leia was Luke's twin sister.

What are the chances?

That one even came as a surprise to George.

Getter Dragon
07-20-2018, 12:40 PM
At least they are trying to make the Jabba more enticing but I would have preferred some background aliens. Decisions...

At $800, they gotta do whatever they can to move units...



That one even came as a surprise to George.

:rotfl

earthdog
07-20-2018, 12:40 PM
Would anyone be in for the original Max Rebo band trio or is that just me?

karamazov80
07-20-2018, 12:41 PM
Would anyone be in for the original Max Rebo band trio or is that just me?
I wouldn't buy, but I would sure want to.

Getter Dragon
07-20-2018, 12:42 PM
Would anyone be in for the original Max Rebo band trio or is that just me?

Didn't Sideshow tease 1/6 Rebo band in an interview like 10 years ago?

earthdog
07-20-2018, 12:46 PM
Didn't Sideshow tease 1/6 Rebo band in an interview like 10 years ago?

Yea, in one of their weekly "Ask Sideshow" newsletters or whatever that was. They said they were in development / close to production, then... nothing.

fantasticfrog
07-20-2018, 12:48 PM
Really a letdown that it is sideshow. We all know what to expect. Inaccurate costume, shoddy paint, loose limbs, quality control issues, barebones, out of scale to hot toys, poor portrait that will not match the prototype (I’m looking at you x wing Luke) and probably the wrong size body. Did I miss anything?

That said, I’ll probably get it until the eventual hot toys one comes along, because I am a sucker. I was hoping for a ht bespin lando. For me, other than bespin leia and maybe maul, sdcc announcements are a fail. Rehashed figures we already have and the onset of a clone bonanza. I still have ss clone hangover.

Rixx
07-20-2018, 12:50 PM
No thx will wait for HT

slikkerias
07-20-2018, 12:50 PM
Think it’s great that they seem to focus on characters/outfits that Hot Toys probably won’t do. Hope they keep doing that as I’m mostly into the background characters to be honest...

Darkseed
07-20-2018, 12:54 PM
Fav look for Lando but necessarily fav co. making him

Mike86
07-20-2018, 12:58 PM
Sideshow should capitalize on our excitement and put this up before we all come to our senses.


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earthdog
07-20-2018, 01:00 PM
Sideshow should capitalize on our excitement and put this up before we all come to our senses.


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:rotfl

evenflow
07-20-2018, 01:07 PM
Would anyone be in for the original Max Rebo band trio or is that just me?

Hell yes!

generalgrevious
07-20-2018, 01:11 PM
I second that. I would love a max rebo band and even a EV-99 AMANAMAN SQUID HEAD BARADA.

ajp4mgs
07-20-2018, 01:19 PM
The chest armor seems awfully undersized. The oval part isn't much smaller than Leia's face in this movie screenshot. Maybe it's the body SS is using that's too big/wide. Or maybe both. :dunno

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If both companies' figures cost roughly the same now, I wish SS would just do what many here have suggested and let HT handle the main characters while they focus on background characters (aliens, droids, etc.). HT has superior accuracy and detail, which matters more when it comes to main characters like this.

slikkerias
07-20-2018, 01:27 PM
The chest armor seems awfully undersized. The oval part isn't much smaller than Leia's face in this movie screenshot. Maybe it's the body SS is using that's too big/wide. Or maybe both. :dunno

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If both companies' figures cost roughly the same now, I wish SS would just do what many here have suggested and let HT handle the main characters while they focus on background characters (aliens, droids, etc.). HT has superior accuracy and detail, which matters more when it comes to main characters like this.

Looks like the body is too big rather than the armor being too small.... or maybe both.

fantasticfrog
07-20-2018, 01:30 PM
The armor does look off or undersized.

Wor-Gar
07-20-2018, 01:32 PM
Sideshow strikes again!

earthdog
07-20-2018, 01:34 PM
Bottom left tusk has too much curl.



Things are going downhill fast

Jabba
07-20-2018, 01:39 PM
Looks like the body is too big rather than the armor being too small.... or maybe both.

Shoulders looks much wider on SS body.

fantasticfrog
07-20-2018, 01:45 PM
It will look like a toy as opposed to the hot toys man in a suit.
The comparison pic is glaring with the armor.

FlyAndFight
07-20-2018, 02:12 PM
I think it looks fantastic, even with the armor size discrepancy but I'm with Wor-Gar: Bespin Lando or Bust!

If I had or was getting the Jabba set, this would be a no-brainer, though.

fantasticfrog
07-20-2018, 02:24 PM
The chest piece looks too short on the torso also.

Johnny Utah
07-20-2018, 02:45 PM
I feel nothing. Punch in the **** to be honest. They know we are craving Lando and the wrong company serves this up.

Mike86
07-20-2018, 02:50 PM
Not that I’d ever expect him to be made but while we’re talking about Skiff Guards I always liked this guy. One of my favorite Star Wars figures as a kid for some reason.

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/swmerchandise/images/d/d2/Weequay_Skiff_Guard_%2869707%29_P.gif/revision/latest?cb=20140609005359


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fantasticfrog
07-20-2018, 02:50 PM
I’m with you Johnny Utah.
My first reaction was at least we got a lando, but the wrong company made him for sure. I bet he is 250 or more and will have issues. Hot toys isn’t perfect, but I have way more faith in them than ss. Oh well, I’ll see how much he is and how he looks in the promo pics.

Hot toys should get their revenge ASAP for the ss Jedi Luke debacle and preorder their own skiff lando.

parrasmaniac
07-20-2018, 02:57 PM
I want to see that sculpt.

Reveal yourself! reveal yourself!

fantasticfrog
07-20-2018, 03:09 PM
Are you sure you want to see it? It’s ss, you may not be able to unsee it. :)

greedo737
07-20-2018, 03:10 PM
Would anyone be in for the original Max Rebo band trio or is that just me?

Only if they do the original Sy Snootles

Mike86
07-20-2018, 03:30 PM
If both companies' figures cost roughly the same now, I wish SS would just do what many here have suggested and let HT handle the main characters while they focus on background characters (aliens, droids, etc.). HT has superior accuracy and detail, which matters more when it comes to main characters like this.
Normally I’d agree with you and I’ve given Sideshow plenty of criticism, but I don’t mind them doing this. For one it’s something new rather than a re-release of one of their older figures and it’s not something that’s off the wall and makes no sense as something like their Jedi Luke or Yoda which have both been done better by Hot Toys, Sideshow should focus on smaller characters or if they insist on main characters do something like this that may not be first choice for Hot Toys to make.

slikkerias
07-20-2018, 03:35 PM
Normally I’d agree with you and I’ve given Sideshow plenty of criticism, but I don’t mind them doing this. For one it’s something new rather than a re-release of one of their older figures and it’s not something that’s off the wall and makes no sense as something like their Jedi Luke or Yoda which have both been done better by Hot Toys, Sideshow should focus on smaller characters or if they insist on main characters do something like this that may not be first choice for Hot Toys to make.

Exactly! ...and btw, all the latest SSC SW figures I have bought have been pretty good. Pricey, but good.

Big Mo
07-20-2018, 04:16 PM
Well this just made my preorder of jabba so much more exciting. Day 1 order for me.
I agree with most on here, this is the best release so far from the show!

LoveMinusZero
07-20-2018, 04:24 PM
I would only get one Lando, and these are my order of choices:

First - Bespin Lando - classic Lando

2nd - General Lando

3rd - Skiff Lando - who saves no one and falls overboard to be saved by a blind man

I'd have to go with General Lando, or even the Falcon pilot costume he seems to have stolen to become "Land Solo" over the Bespin outfit. I know the Bespin outfit is from the holiest of holy, ESB, but it's one of the few costumes in the OT that is a distractingly bad, obvious 1970's costume.

I love that a Skiff Lando is coming, it's a killer costume and perfect if you love the Jabba set up. I probably would have preferred HT do it, just for the better headsculpt, but at this point, I'll take it either way. I REALLY hope this is a hint that SSC is going to do the other skiff guards. Pleeeease, baby Jesus.

davejames
07-20-2018, 04:41 PM
Normally I’d agree with you and I’ve given Sideshow plenty of criticism, but I don’t mind them doing this. For one it’s something new rather than a re-release of one of their older figures and it’s not something that’s off the wall and makes no sense as something like their Jedi Luke or Yoda which have both been done better by Hot Toys, Sideshow should focus on smaller characters or if they insist on main characters do something like this that may not be first choice for Hot Toys to make.

Agreed. And if the headsculpt does suck, you can just replace it with the HT version when that gets released later on. Although I wouldn't want to display this without the helmet anyway.

Mike86
07-20-2018, 04:41 PM
I don’t think Lando’s Bespin outfit has aged more than any of the other comics really. It’s just a silky blue shirt pretty much.


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Mike86
07-20-2018, 06:03 PM
I really think Sideshow should put this up as soon as possible and strike while the iron is hot. This is probably the second most excited I am about a reveal at SDCC this year (first being Bespin Gown Leia). I’m surprised to say that this kinda came out of nowhere and is a cool reveal. Judging by the traffic in this thread I think a lot of us want it even if we wish it was by Hot Toys instead.

Wor-Gar
07-20-2018, 06:25 PM
True... because this iron will cool quickly. Not sure it can survive a year and a half delivery time.

jedibear
07-20-2018, 06:35 PM
I think it looks pretty good - I hope SSC has more to offer from Jabba's Palace (Weequay, Ree-Yees or Squidhead would be most welcome and SSC always rocks the alien/creature characters).

It is a little amusing that HT has teased NOTHING for Lando (Bespin classic or Solo-centric) - everyone's right - Sideshow better get the lead out and put this up!

Mike86
07-20-2018, 06:43 PM
True... because this iron will cool quickly. Not sure it can survive a year and a half delivery time.
Exactly. When Sideshow hits with something like this they need to move on it because Hot Toys will reveal a bunch more by the end of the year which will be more tempting.


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Creighton
07-20-2018, 06:44 PM
SS is pushing the figures that support Jabba diorama. Look for Bib and Oola any day now. Lol

Creighton
07-20-2018, 06:46 PM
Me: looks at the preorder price with shock...
SS: “No, wait! I thought you were blind!”

Mike86
07-20-2018, 06:46 PM
SS is pushing the figures that support Jabba diorama. Look for Bib and Oola any day now. Lol
Honestly it would make sense. I’m still not really ready to drop so much on Jabba and the throne but putting more out to go with it could entice me. Ultimately I’d still rather wait on Hot Toys doing a Jabba but I’d hate for them not to do him and miss out again and have to pay even more in the aftermarket.


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Getter Dragon
07-20-2018, 06:47 PM
I think people would have been WAY more excited to see a 1/6 Gamorrean Guard or Bib rather than this Lando.

davejames
07-20-2018, 07:41 PM
If by some miracle this ends up being like $220, I would probably give in and order. But I seriously doubt that will be the case.

Mike86
07-20-2018, 07:49 PM
I’m counting on $250 minimum.


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TaliBane
07-20-2018, 07:51 PM
Wow, the second huge SW 1/6 surprise for me from SDCC (Leia Bespin being the other.) Great to see SSC finally doing a figure they should have done years ago - I'm in. And fortunately I never started on my Lando Skiff custom.

Interesting about no helmet-free head - my guess is SSC has finally read the writing on the wall (or the hundreds of complaint comments on here) and given up on human heads. Bit of a pity as this figure with him holding the helmet would have been a natural display option.

The question is price - will SSC jump this up to $240 or above? My guess is once it passes $220, you lose about 2/3s of the buyers given it's Sideshow, and a second tier outfit for some.

Mike86
07-20-2018, 07:55 PM
Truthfully if there’s one sculpt only and it has the helmet permanently attached I don’t mind in this case. I’d always keep it on him anyways. I will say the old Sideshow Lando is actually decent for it’s time from what I’ve seen of it (as far as the head sculpt).


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TaliBane
07-20-2018, 08:02 PM
Truthfully if there’s one sculpt only and it has the helmet permanently attached I don’t mind in this case. I’d always keep it on him anyways. I will say the old Sideshow Lando is actually decent for it’s time from what I’ve seen of it (as far as the head sculpt).


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It's a great figure, though the head is oversized by maybe 20% over HT heads of today. It also has the "mid-era" SSC paint apps where it's not those old fashioned orange skin tone eye-dot SSC style of the mid 2000's, but also not close to the most recent "somewhat closer to HT" quality of figs like TOD Indy.

Getter Dragon
07-20-2018, 08:04 PM
Photo of face sculpt behind the mask via Dale Pecson on Facebook:
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TaliBane
07-20-2018, 09:05 PM
Hmm. What you can see doesn't exactly scream BDW, but its pretty obscured.

A bit strange that there's 2 or 3 Sideshow employees on hand for that figure reveal video, yet none of them even know if the helmet comes off. Sometimes Sideshow seems to be a company with like 20 employees that all hang out together, other times it seems there's like 150 and the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. I mean that's a pretty basic question.

It's a very nice looking figure so far, so excited to see more. A nice return to form for Sideshow, and hopefully this means we'll be getting more well-suited Sideshow figure choices like creatures, Jabba's Palace, cantina, robots etc. and not tit-for-tat inferior releases in the shadow of HT like the recent Yoda and upcoming Luke Jedi.

I really wish this figure was announced and was available to ship in two weeks like the Yoda was. What a bizarre one-off that situation was - my guess is with lando we're back to announcement, wait a month or two for PO, then it ships 14-18 months after announcement.

screamingmetal
07-20-2018, 09:07 PM
I don't know, It looks pretty good there to me!

dms54nyc
07-20-2018, 09:12 PM
Lmao that sculpt is terrible:lol armor looks good tho. But these sideshow figures are the flimsiest of the flimsy. Pass

Drake
07-20-2018, 10:00 PM
I'd have happily have pre-ordered a Hot Toys skiff guard Lando (assuming they nailed the sculpt and outfit), but the Sideshow version? Honestly, I'll wait and judge the production piece when it hits, but right now I'm just not really feeling it for a number of reasons. I mean sure, the proto is pretty good by their standards, but their standards rarely meet my standards, particularly when it comes to human sculpts and likenesses, where there's far less wriggle room for me, personally. So for me the wait for Lando continues.

I just hope this Sideshow Lando isn't the reason we didn't see a Hot Toys version of the character, ala the Hot Toys Snowtrooper Commander. I want my Hot Toys Billy Dee, damn it! :lol

Scifi67
07-20-2018, 10:09 PM
Another Star Wars figure Hot Toys will do better in the future. Stopped buy Sideshow Star Wars figures years ago after Hot Toys got the green light.

DioramaMaker
07-20-2018, 10:59 PM
I'm going to make my call now.

Sideshow EX will be the unmasked head and will carry a $20 to $30 upcharge.

That's why they said helneted sculpt - the wide release will only have that.

Asta
07-20-2018, 11:43 PM
Photos by Jon Deak:

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37395504_255451761709334_7332649964830457856_n.jpg ?_nc_cat=0&oh=9291c5aad7a2d8010440176135455786&oe=5BE25741

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37520428_255451791709331_6455304127554519040_n.jpg ?_nc_cat=0&oh=f9478b59e86819a2f7f030021d493bcb&oe=5BE5B0A4

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Sixth Scale Man
07-20-2018, 11:49 PM
This looks very cool. Wasn’t expecting this so soon. I still kinda wish Hot Toys was doing the humans, while Sideshow concentrated on aliens and droids.
Somebody mentioned the Max Rebo Band earlier....hell yes!


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K1NG J0RDAN
07-20-2018, 11:54 PM
To be fair, the sculpt does look pretty good with the helmet on. I doubt production looks like that though.

Knightstalker
07-21-2018, 12:35 AM
He looks great, my most wanted version of Lando.

slikkerias
07-21-2018, 12:40 AM
Might need to get this... don’t think HT will go this deep any time soon.

TaliBane
07-21-2018, 01:00 AM
Looking very nice.:clap

Just a sad thing we couldn't have gotten this 5-7 years ago because the outfit would have been pretty close in quality but the price would have been half.

This is the problem for SSC going forward - it's the second tier characters they do best and should focus on, but there's only so many people will pay $250 for.

In that limited range they probably have a few - Ackbar, Greedo, maybe Rebel Soldier Hoth (human face though) but the list gets pretty thin from there.

Hoody999
07-21-2018, 01:18 AM
To me it's pretty clear. With the Jabba piece, SS will do the surrounding character lineup, just like they did with the Bounty Hunters. It also gives HT & collectors a clear indication of where they are going. And to decide if you're up for spending probably $2000+ for a full set.

As far as Lando, this is the perfect piece for SS as it's a masked figure. We (and SS) know their sculpts are nowhere near HT.

This leaves full face sculpt versions eg. Bespin to HT which will come later. (with cape :lol)

All that said it's definitely a nice piece ! Photo again for awesomeness.

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Hoody999
07-21-2018, 01:21 AM
Photos by Jon Deak:

https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37395504_255451761709334_7332649964830457856_n.jpg ?_nc_cat=0&oh=9291c5aad7a2d8010440176135455786&oe=5BE25741

Actually I wonder why they didn't put their Luke next to Jabba as well, that would have looked sweet too.

Robianco
07-21-2018, 01:35 AM
Actually I wonder why they didn't put their Luke next to Jabba as well, that would have looked sweet too.

Because people might have got a clear shot of the production headsculpt?

slikkerias
07-21-2018, 01:48 AM
To me it's pretty clear. With the Jabba piece, SS will do the surrounding character lineup, just like they did with the Bounty Hunters. It also gives HT & collectors a clear indication of where they are going. And to decide if you're up for spending probably $2000+ for a full set.

As far as Lando, this is the perfect piece for SS as it's a masked figure. We (and SS) know their sculpts are nowhere near HT.

This leaves full face sculpt versions eg. Bespin to HT which will come later. (with cape :lol)

All that said it's definitely a nice piece ! Photo again for awesomeness.

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I hope this is the scenario. I’m mostly into these side characters and aliens and this would be the way to get them. 🤞

Somerset
07-21-2018, 01:59 AM
On a side note, and not that it would be near the top of anyone's wish list, but has any company ever made a version of Lando's Ewok celebration outfit in any scale? Pretty certain the answer's no!

Knightstalker
07-21-2018, 04:00 AM
Hoping if they do an EX he comes with his blaster and holster.

Drake
07-21-2018, 04:02 AM
On a side note, and not that it would be near the top of anyone's wish list, but has any company ever made a version of Lando's Ewok celebration outfit in any scale? Pretty certain the answer's no!

Isn't that just his General uniform, minus the cape?

nexus
07-21-2018, 07:17 AM
I'm totally fine with this and will be picking it up for sure, I just hope HT releases Bespin Lando. SS's Lando was one of their better SW sculpts and this will have the helmet. I just hope Sideshow has switched its human(oid) head sculpts to HT size like everyone else instead of the giant bobbleheads.

I think it's a great idea/strategy for SS to build around Jabba's palace. Now that I think about it, it's actually somewhat similar to how they tackled the bounty hunters.
Assuming that is the plan, I'd like to see

Oola (HT size head and seamless body)
Rancor
Slave Leia (HT size head, seamless body)
Max Rebo Band (original)
re-releases of Bib Fortuna and Boushh Leia

BoosterGold06
07-21-2018, 07:29 AM
^ Love that list nexus. Don't forget a re-release of the Gamorrean Guards!

Knightstalker
07-21-2018, 07:48 AM
I'm totally fine with this and will be picking it up for sure, I just hope HT releases Bespin Lando. SS's Lando was one of their better SW sculpts and this will have the helmet. I just hope Sideshow has switched its human(oid) head sculpts to HT size like everyone else instead of the giant bobbleheads.

I think it's a great idea/strategy for SS to build around Jabba's palace. Now that I think about it, it's actually somewhat similar to how they tackled the bounty hunters.
Assuming that is the plan, I'd like to see

Oola (HT size head and seamless body)
Rancor
Slave Leia (HT size head, seamless body)
Max Rebo Band (original)
re-releases of Bib Fortuna and Boushh Leia


Bib is definitely due for an upgrade.

JMW326
07-21-2018, 08:37 AM
I was really excited for this figure and had planned to get it until I saw it was sideshow and not Hot Toys. I think I'll just wait for HT to do a Lando.

slikkerias
07-21-2018, 08:56 AM
Well, Hot Toys don’t do many niche characters/costumes, so why can’t people just be a little excited... the chance of HT doing this is tiny, so if SSC didn’t do it no one would. And the hate is out of proportion.

generalgrevious
07-21-2018, 09:40 AM
heck I will take it and just use parts to upgrade my custom like the helmeted sculpt

pineappledan
07-21-2018, 09:50 AM
This is really the best solution. If you want a Skiff Lando, either you get this, or you get this and use it to make a badass custom... either way, it's pretty win. I wish it was Hot Toys too, but I honestly think the prototype looks pretty awesome. Zoomed in close the face looks a bit wonky, but from a distance it looks really good. I'm just excited to see a Lando actually getting made, and I really hope he sells well and will encourage them to do more, and convince Hot Toys there's a market for Landos! I think this is the perfect main character for Sideshow to tackle due to the mask. Hopefully they will re-release and/or upgrade their Boushh Leia and maybe even get us a properly sized Slave Leia with a seamless body... a guy can dream.

Mike86
07-21-2018, 09:52 AM
I’m sure Hot Toys will do a Lando eventually. Maybe they’ll release Han, Leia, and Lando in their Bespin attire around the same time.


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Wor-Gar
07-21-2018, 09:57 AM
There's always the next show.


I'd still like some HT Hoth figures: Hoth Han, Hoth Luke, Hoth Rebel Soldier... maybe ex-Mudtrooper General Veers.

generalgrevious
07-21-2018, 09:57 AM
who knows. but I would get parts to up grade my custom lando when it get`s released.

Mike86
07-21-2018, 09:58 AM
There's always the next show.
That is true. I think there are a couple Asian Toy Shows coming up which Hot Toys will be attending. If I recall correctly they’ve revealed additional figures after SDCC in the past.


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generalgrevious
07-21-2018, 10:00 AM
This is really the best solution. If you want a Skiff Lando, either you get this, or you get this and use it to make a badass custom... either way, it's pretty win. I wish it was Hot Toys too, but I honestly think the prototype looks pretty awesome. Zoomed in close the face looks a bit wonky, but from a distance it looks really good. I'm just excited to see a Lando actually getting made, and I really hope he sells well and will encourage them to do more, and convince Hot Toys there's a market for Landos! I think this is the perfect main character for Sideshow to tackle due to the mask. Hopefully they will re-release and/or upgrade their Boushh Leia and maybe even get us a properly sized Slave Leia with a seamless body... a guy can dream.

yeah I would love for them to work on aliens leave the humans stuff to hot toys. I could use some more skiff guards stuff to go with my first released Jabba the hutt.

Hoody999
07-21-2018, 10:05 AM
Personally i think they'll go Boushh Leia next. That's another one with a mask :-) and a popular one people will buy.

I'd definitely be interested.

Mike86
07-21-2018, 10:07 AM
Personally i think they'll go Boushh Leia next. That's another one with a mask :-) and a popular one people will buy.

I'd definitely be interested.
Lando at least has the benefit of being hidden by his mask. I think Boushh Leia would for sure need an unmasked sculpt which I don’t know if I trust Sideshow to deliver.


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FlyAndFight
07-21-2018, 10:15 AM
Price will dictate if I even consider picking this one up.

If it's Snowspeeder Luke priced, it's an easy pass. It should be no more than $210 and that's pushing it for me. (but it won't...)

rgswff
07-21-2018, 10:15 AM
Lando at least has the benefit of being hidden by his mask. I think Boushh Leia would for sure need an unmasked sculpt which I don’t know if I trust Sideshow to deliver.


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Could always use one of the HT Leia head sculpts with it though

Mike86
07-21-2018, 10:46 AM
Price will dictate if I even consider picking this one up.

If it's Snowspeeder Luke priced, it's an easy pass. It should be no more than $210 and that's pushing it for me. (but it won't...)
Judging by what Sideshow figures go for I expect at least $250.


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Hoody999
07-21-2018, 01:57 PM
Judging by what Sideshow figures go for I expect at least $250.

Yep minimum.

guyver1
07-21-2018, 02:04 PM
So no removable helmet..meh

GMan022
07-21-2018, 02:58 PM
I don't know how they can justify $250 with a helmeted sculpt and a mostly cloth costume. That's just insane.

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TaliBane
07-21-2018, 03:00 PM
^ Love that list nexus. Don't forget a re-release of the Gamorrean Guards!

I'd rather see a redo of the Gammies - I have two, but not a huge fan of how they came out.

slikkerias
07-21-2018, 03:00 PM
I don't know how they can justify $250 with a helmeted sculpt and a mostly cloth costume. That's just insane.

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Don’t think it makes sense discussing the price when we don’t know it yet...

TaliBane
07-21-2018, 03:07 PM
Don’t think it makes sense discussing the price when we don’t know it yet...

Judging what Maul, Luke Snowsp, TOD Indy and Dengar were gives you some idea though. Not sure about $250+, but Sideshow certainly seems to have departed from the $220 range.

slikkerias
07-21-2018, 03:10 PM
Judging what Maul, Luke Snowsp, TOD Indy and Dengar were gives you some idea though. Sideshow seems to have departed from the $220 range.

I know that. But it makes more sense to be upset when we know what we’re upset about. The Tie pilot and AT-AT driver were what? $200-210ish? 4-Lom? Mythos Fett is $250 and has way more stuff. Maybe we’ll be surprised. Probably not, but I think we should get upset when we know...

Mike86
07-21-2018, 03:40 PM
I'm not upset. This is a figure I want but I'm being realistic based on how they've price their figures recently. The fact that this is a bigger character like Maul or Luke leads me to believe it'll be more. $250 is just my guess, maybe $240.

Snake Plissken
07-21-2018, 04:03 PM
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guyver1
07-21-2018, 04:05 PM
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This definitely looks like a removable mask :dunno

Tee-Kay
07-21-2018, 04:29 PM
If so, it means SSC are not ready to reveal likeness yet then.

Creighton
07-21-2018, 04:36 PM
Anyone notice that the Jabba throne looks identical to the poly stone original? Wonder if that’s the final material?

evenflow
07-21-2018, 06:46 PM
Hard to tell with the mask but with the little I can see, don’t see BDW. I am considering this but I imagine it will be over priced.

TaliBane
07-21-2018, 06:56 PM
Hard to tell with the mask but with the little I can see, don’t see BDW. I am considering this but I imagine it will be over priced.

No less than $230, no more than $255. I guess that averages out to be either $240 or $245. Amazing to think that's where we are - no helmetless head, somewhat second-tier outfit for Lando and it's $250 range. Remarkable that seven years ago it would have been exactly half that number - and not noticeably less quality (given the head is covered.)

But yeah, that close-up earlier really didn't look like BDW to me, but it was hard to say and the mask certainly covers the whole face so I guess it doesn't matter a huge amount - the reason SSC chose not to offer a non-helmet head.

In some ways I'm happy SSC did this, because if it was HT, there'd be a risk it would never PO - I can't think of a fig SSC showed like this but never POed, but HT has done it on many figures.

Mike86
07-21-2018, 07:06 PM
Well but Sideshow also releases considerably less in terms of sixth scale figures than Hot Toys too. I think Hot Toys runs into the problem of always having something in production, especially with Marvel.


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davejames
07-21-2018, 08:47 PM
If so, it means SSC are not ready to reveal likeness yet then.

Well I think it was the same with their other SW figures, where we had no idea what the sculpt would look like until they suddenly sprung it on us in the official pics.

TaliBane
07-22-2018, 01:59 AM
It's odd because their original Lando sculpt was one of the best SW sculpts they ever did - really well done (and even the paint was a bit better than the way their apps were back then.) It was definitely too big, but you could almost redo that head with better paint apps if the helmet is glued on.

Hoody999
07-22-2018, 02:08 AM
This definitely looks like a removable mask :dunno

This is exactly like Snowspeeder Luke. Maybe you can take off the helmet, but with SS headsculpt would you really want to ?

Sorry, but they are just way behind in the HS department imo. The rest looks great !

Asta
07-22-2018, 02:23 AM
I'd want at least one of these with the helmet on.

So if HT decided to make one in a few years time that'll be the option to have a second figure without the helmet.

screamingmetal
07-22-2018, 10:22 AM
The mentality of some people. :ohbfrank:
People are angry at Sideshow for delivering on a much requested character instead of being angry at Hot Toys for not making the attempt. :rotfl

I'm starting to hate this hobby.

Vonhahn
07-22-2018, 04:26 PM
So no removable helmet..meh

They confirmed he will have both a helmeted sculpt and removed...chill out people

Vonhahn
07-22-2018, 04:39 PM
I think people would have been WAY more excited to see a 1/6 Gamorrean Guard or Bib rather than this Lando.

Not me...I'm stoked for this....

galactiboy
07-23-2018, 09:16 AM
Pretty excited for this release... I'd certainly like HT to put out a new Bespin Lando, but in the meantime I'll definitely be adding this guy to the collection.

Black Label Society
07-23-2018, 03:11 PM
Well, Hot Toys don’t do many niche characters/costumes, so why can’t people just be a little excited... the chance of HT doing this is tiny, so if SSC didn’t do it no one would. And the hate is out of proportion.

like the 500 versions of iron man and the porcelain and gold stormtroopers? you mean they dont make things like that?

a bedpan lando would sell like a mother ****er.

i left bedpan because it made me laugh. auto correct is awesome sometime.

TaliBane
07-23-2018, 04:15 PM
like the 500 versions of iron man and the porcelain and gold stormtroopers? you mean they dont make things like that?

a bedpan lando would sell like a mother ****er.

i left bedpan because it made me laugh. auto correct is awesome sometime.

Well, unfortunately if we get an Ep IX Lando he will likely become either Depends or bedpan Lando.

Deeznutz6
07-23-2018, 04:46 PM
Not me...I'm stoked for this....

Me to, a new figure instead of another retread

Knightstalker
07-23-2018, 06:34 PM
Not me...I'm stoked for this....

Same, of all the figures that were revealed at SDCC, this is my favourite.

jedibear
07-23-2018, 06:35 PM
Not me...I'm stoked for this....

You are not alone, my friend!

Revanist
07-25-2018, 04:47 AM
The mentality of some people. :ohbfrank:
People are angry at Sideshow for delivering on a much requested character instead of being angry at Hot Toys for not making the attempt. :rotfl

I'm starting to hate this hobby.

Yup, me too. That and the crazy price hikes. :lol

Can't wait for this Lando though and I'm sure most of us who order will be happy in the end. I still like the original Bespin Lando considering when it was made and comparing it to the Luke and Han attempts it was worlds apart.

TaliBane
07-25-2018, 05:41 AM
Same, of all the figures that were revealed at SDCC, this is my favourite.

:exactly:

This and Leia Bespin are day 1 preorders for me.

Metalsaber
07-25-2018, 05:53 AM
Gonna pass. Not the version of Lando I'm looking for and would rather have a HT version.

Hoody999
07-25-2018, 06:51 AM
Gonna pass. Not the version of Lando I'm looking for and would rather have a HT version.

Same with me. HT will do Bespin Lando in blue cape and all. That will be the one to get.

Mike86
07-25-2018, 06:58 AM
The mentality of some people. :ohbfrank:
People are angry at Sideshow for delivering on a much requested character instead of being angry at Hot Toys for not making the attempt. :rotfl

I'm starting to hate this hobby.
In fairness Sideshow I think has turned a lot of people off with not so great releases priced at or above typical Hot Toys prices. I think the mindset is justified to a degree because generally Hot Toys releases are better in my opinion. I am willing to give this figure a fair shot and an excited about it myself though.


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Cocoboloboy
07-25-2018, 07:30 AM
In fairness Sideshow I think has turned a lot of people off with not so great releases priced at or above typical Hot Toys prices. I think the mindset is justified to a degree because generally Hot Toys releases are better in my opinion. I am willing to give this figure a fair shot and an excited about it myself though.


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Yeah, it’s their human sculpts that really take the figures down a couple notches. And the higher prices definitely don’t help. The Hoth Luke, Han, Red Five Luke and Snowspeeder Luke are really bad. Leave any helmets on and they look really nice.

I’m excited about this one because overall it looks absolutely fantastic. And I expect the typical crummy sculpt but not a problem since I’ll be leaving the helmet on all the time anyways. I just hope the outfit quality doesn’t drop too much. They usually do well with armored figures though.

JCFETT
07-25-2018, 10:19 AM
helmet on, standing next to v1 jabba sounds good to me. stoked for this guy!

Would love a bespin lando with his hands out tho, like ayyyy solooo sup bro lulz

TaliBane
07-25-2018, 03:08 PM
Same with me. HT will do Bespin Lando in blue cape and all. That will be the one to get.

We get a Leia Bespin but no Han Bespin. What do you think that means for a HT Lando?

The issue becomes - at what age do you want to have a somewhat "complete" collection of 1/6 heroes? Holding out until 2025? It's only seven years, right? Maybe 2028?:lol

Like people scorned the Luke Snowspeeder, saying HT was just about to do it. Well, it's a pretty awesome fig with the helmet on and I've now enjoyed it on display for well over a year. Even if HT had just shown it at SDCC, it wouldn't be in-hand until mid to late 2019. And they didn't show it, and probably won't show it next year either.

There are many things that I despise about SSC, but if a character comes up, I will pull the trigger, even if "technically" I am done with them as a company and buy reluctantly.

Bo Shrek
07-25-2018, 03:19 PM
This is the only version of Lando I would be interested in from HT and no more than a $219.99. If you can’t meet my demands then I’m out!!!

davejames
07-25-2018, 03:43 PM
Yeah, it’s their human sculpts that really take the figures down a couple notches. And the higher prices definitely don’t help. The Hoth Luke, Han, Red Five Luke and Snowspeeder Luke are really bad. Leave any helmets on and they look really nice.

I’m excited about this one because overall it looks absolutely fantastic. And I expect the typical crummy sculpt but not a problem since I’ll be leaving the helmet on all the time anyways. I just hope the outfit quality doesn’t drop too much. They usually do well with armored figures though.

Yup with those other figures it was a much bigger issue for me that you couldn't use the helmetless sculpts, as it was just as important a look for them in my view. But with this figure the default and coolest look would obviously be with the helmet on.

TaliBane
07-25-2018, 05:06 PM
Yeah, it’s their human sculpts that really take the figures down a couple notches. And the higher prices definitely don’t help.

What a truly bizarre thing for a 1/6 manufacturer to struggle with year after year - human sculpts.:rotfl

And to have a company that struggles with human sculpts... also charge a bit more $$$ than (almost) anyone else in the 1/6 game makes it even stranger.:dunno

Jaycepticon
07-29-2018, 10:19 AM
I wouldn’t be opposed if this helped lead into a Boushh 2.0 either:lol

TurdFurgusonsHat
07-29-2018, 10:21 AM
This is the only version of Lando I would be interested in from HT and no more than a $219.99. If you can’t meet my demands then I’m out!!!

You are out, then.

davejames
07-29-2018, 10:24 AM
I wouldn’t be opposed if this helped lead into a Boushh 2.0 either:lol

I'm sure it's on someone's list to make. I just hope it'll be HT so I can actually display it without the helmet.

Jaycepticon
07-29-2018, 10:27 AM
I'm sure it's on someone's list to make. I just hope it'll be HT so I can actually display it without the helmet.

Other than Jedi’s, I never display the headsculpts anyway, but it’s always good to have. My upgraded V1 does a good job of just being looked at but I’d like to get a version that can be put in more dynamic poses. Her helmet crumbled when I replaced it with the Tony helmet a few months ago:lol

jazzman822
07-29-2018, 10:39 AM
This one's nice! I hope at some point, if we haven't already, there'll be a GENERAL LANDO figure!

dukefett
08-02-2018, 12:49 PM
Even if this was a HT release I'd pass more than likely. I hope they helmet is actually removable. It's a pretty bad indication of their confidence in the sculpt and their production if not.

screamingmetal
08-02-2018, 05:10 PM
Even if this was a HT release I'd pass more than likely. I hope they helmet is actually removable. It's a pretty bad indication of their confidence in the sculpt and their production if not.

Reportedly, Sideshow will give this two heads, one with and one without the helmet.

davejames
08-02-2018, 06:33 PM
Yeah with his hair it would kind of need to be two sculpts.

TaliBane
08-02-2018, 08:00 PM
Reportedly, Sideshow will give this two heads, one with and one without the helmet.

Did Sideshow confirm that?

In some ways I'd rather them just have the helmeted head and keep the price to the $230 range. I'm worried that with an extra head - that in all likelihood is going to be mediocre/below industry standards paint-wise so possibly unusable - it will be in the $260 range.

Sideshow figures have gotten so expensive in the past couple of years that anything that will knock $30 off the price is welcome. I really don't need yet another "no hat/helmet" Sideshow head laying around. Han Hoth, Luke Hoth, Luke Snowspeeder - all had "extra" heads that were decent sculpts (a little lacking on finer detail, but okay) that were badly let down by weird paint so sat around in boxes or unused.

earthdog
08-02-2018, 09:28 PM
Did Sideshow confirm that?

In some ways I'd rather them just have the helmeted head and keep the price to the $230 range. I'm worried that with an extra head - that in all likelihood is going to be mediocre/below industry standards paint-wise so possibly unusable - it will be in the $260 range.

Sideshow figures have gotten so expensive in the past couple of years that anything that will knock $30 off the price is welcome. I really don't need yet another "no hat/helmet" Sideshow head laying around. Han Hoth, Luke Hoth, Luke Snowspeeder - all had "extra" heads that were decent sculpts (a little lacking on finer detail, but okay) that were badly let down by weird paint so sat around in boxes or unused.

I’m with you. I’d never display him without that helmet on so keep the cost down with only one head. Also doesn’t need any weapons besides the vibro-blade.

davejames
08-02-2018, 10:26 PM
I'm guessing this is going to be in the $260 range regardless of whether there's a helmetless sculpt or not.

Sixth Scale Man
08-02-2018, 11:27 PM
I'm guessing this is going to be in the $260 range regardless of whether there's a helmetless sculpt or not.

Unfortunately, you’re probably on the money (pun?).
It will be interesting to see the proper reveal, headsculpt or not.


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FlyAndFight
08-03-2018, 01:18 PM
I'm guessing this is going to be in the $260 range regardless of whether there's a helmetless sculpt or not.

That price would be the death-knell of this figure. That would put it at $280 with shipping. Subtract the reward points and its around $270.

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dukefett
08-03-2018, 01:29 PM
They'll probably make the unmasked sculpt a SS exclusive or something like that to force people to buy there.

TaliBane
08-03-2018, 02:42 PM
I'm guessing this is going to be in the $260 range regardless of whether there's a helmetless sculpt or not.

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Mike86
08-03-2018, 03:29 PM
Really thought Sideshow would have put this on pre-order shortly after SDCC.


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Sixth Scale Man
08-03-2018, 05:58 PM
Can I just say, everyone’s gifs are ON POINT! Nicely done.[emoji106]


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davejames
08-03-2018, 08:59 PM
Really thought Sideshow would have put this on pre-order shortly after SDCC.


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Yeah with how big a show they made out of its reveal, you'd think it would have been ready to go already.

Mike86
08-04-2018, 02:40 PM
Yeah with how big a show they made out of its reveal, you'd think it would have been ready to go already.
Honestly it’s in their best interest. I kinda half joking/half serious made a comment about they should put it up while they had our excitement captured. You know there will probably be a few more Hot Toys offerings that could easily put this figure on the back burner for a lot of collectors. Especially if it’s typical Sideshow barebones and overpriced. This would have been a perfect surprise SDCC pre-order but instead they wasted their time on a Yoda that we already got from Hot Toys.

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Kodiak3d
08-23-2018, 11:38 AM
I hope this goes up for pre-order before long. I'll be very happy to add it to my Jabba dio.

BoosterGold06
09-12-2018, 04:27 PM
Impatiently waiting...

TaliBane
09-12-2018, 06:59 PM
Well we know when it goes up for PO that will trigger the 12-months-to-ship-date thing, so yeah, let's get the PO up ASAP.

Probably goes up for PO next month and ships Oct/Nov of next year. You can grow old waiting in this hobby.

Mike86
09-13-2018, 03:11 PM
If I recall a lot of Sideshow Star Wars figures go up in the Fall due to Spooktacular. I’ve always found it sorta weird that it’s kind of their big time of year for stuff since I would think it would be more focused on horror/Halloween stuff.

I think the Scout, Red 5 Luke, Tie Pilot, and C3PO were all announced between September and November. Can’t remember but maybe Hoth Luke and Han were around that time too. Otherwise it seems like they announce things around May the 4th.

darth toffeeman
09-14-2018, 03:52 AM
Sideshow should release this asap.

Not that they will but we are currently 8 months on since an OT release and keep seeing Hot Toys showcase stuff then hide it.
(DST, Gonk, Leia - Luke Endor, Leia Bespin etc).

If Sideshow make a great attempt and price it fairly it will sell out in no time.

Hoody999
09-14-2018, 06:38 AM
If Sideshow price it fairly.

....that's the problem. They won't.

But it will be interesting to see how greedy they will be on this one.

Mike86
09-14-2018, 08:00 AM
One thing I’m torn on with this figure is that I don’t think I’ll be getting Jabba unless there’s a different option than Sideshow’s $800 version. Seeing as he’s part of the Jabba’s Palace scenes.

okieh 2
09-14-2018, 08:30 AM
i just ordered this at Gheewiz

http://www.geewhizcustoms.com/281-lando-calrissian-general-pilot-outfit

Hope I soon have a HT oder Sideshow head that works - cuttently i have this but still need to paint it:
https://goo.gl/images/esHMzY

jedijim3002
09-14-2018, 11:05 AM
Wow. That looks really good.

slikkerias
09-14-2018, 11:09 AM
One thing I’m torn on with this figure is that I don’t think I’ll be getting Jabba unless there’s a different option than Sideshow’s $800 version. Seeing as he’s part of the Jabba’s Palace scenes.

What about the old Jabba? It’s pretty good and got cheap when the new one was announced. 🤷🏼*♂️

davejames
09-14-2018, 12:43 PM
i just ordered this at Gheewiz

http://www.geewhizcustoms.com/281-lando-calrissian-general-pilot-outfit

Hope I soon have a HT oder Sideshow head that works - cuttently i have this but still need to paint it:
https://goo.gl/images/esHMzY

Wow, nice. I've never had much interest in his general outfit before, but that actually looks pretty damn cool.

And the sculpt looks pretty good too.

evenflow
10-04-2018, 09:54 AM
Saw this on Sideshow live this morning. Didn't see an additional head sculpt.

jedibear
10-04-2018, 11:58 AM
Second headsculpt or not, it'll still be $265 or more :lol

FlyAndFight
10-04-2018, 12:08 PM
At that price, it will clog the SS warehouse until next year's Spooktacular...

earthdog
10-04-2018, 01:30 PM
At which point I'll sweep in and buy it with the discount code and free shipping

BoosterGold06
10-04-2018, 01:32 PM
At that price, it will clog the SS warehouse until next year's Spooktacular...


At which point I'll sweep in and buy it with the discount code and free shipping

Pretty sure everyone said the same thing about snowspeeder Luke...

Jaycepticon
10-04-2018, 01:33 PM
At which point I'll sweep in and buy it with the discount code and free shipping

Yup, this is a figure I'd want but would risk waiting for that discount and free shipping on.

Mike86
10-04-2018, 02:43 PM
Pretty sure everyone said the same thing about snowspeeder Luke...
Yeah, I could sorta see this turning into a situation where there’s a small batch made and once he’s gone, he’s gone. Sideshow kinda has an odd strategy with their figures it seems like. The ones people want don’t come back, but the ones that sit a long time and end up discounted come back for second and third runs (Jawas, Probe Droid, etc.).

darth toffeeman
10-04-2018, 02:54 PM
Waiting for this to go up. Instant order for me.

Would much sooner own this than the Crait Luke. You simply cannot beat high end versions of childhood classics.