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Vince
05-04-2007, 12:39 AM
SO, the newsletter says the shipping date has been updated, but there's no date.
In mine it says the following: "Universal Monsters: Silver Screen Dracula life-size bust - #29151 "

no date ..

Anybody knows when they will start to ship ... can't wait for it ...

P1X4R
05-04-2007, 12:44 AM
here's an email i received today.


Dear Valued Collector,


Thank you for your pre-order of our Silver Screen Edition Dracula Life-Size
Bust Sideshow Exclusive (item #29151) from our Universal Classic Monsters
Collection. We appreciate your patience in waiting for the arrival of this
Limited Edition, Sold Out item, and would like to inform you that this item
will be arriving in our Los Angeles warehouse within approximately the next
12-14 days.


Sideshow Collectibles will be authorizing your credit card on file with us
for this item upon its arrival. Please expect to receive another e-mail in
approximately 7-10 days, which will notify you about the processing of your
order. If you need to update your credit card, billing and/or shipping
address information, or cancel an item/order, PLEASE DO SO AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE VIA YOUR ONLINE USER ACCOUNT.

geto10
05-07-2007, 05:19 AM
Can't wait! :D

Vince
05-07-2007, 07:01 AM
here's an email i received today.


Dear Valued Collector,


Thank you for your pre-order of our Silver Screen Edition Dracula Life-Size
Bust Sideshow Exclusive (item #29151) from our Universal Classic Monsters
Collection. We appreciate your patience in waiting for the arrival of this
Limited Edition, Sold Out item, and would like to inform you that this item
will be arriving in our Los Angeles warehouse within approximately the next
12-14 days.


Sideshow Collectibles will be authorizing your credit card on file with us
for this item upon its arrival. Please expect to receive another e-mail in
approximately 7-10 days, which will notify you about the processing of your
order. If you need to update your credit card, billing and/or shipping
address information, or cancel an item/order, PLEASE DO SO AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE VIA YOUR ONLINE USER ACCOUNT.

great
I never got that mail, but I seem not to be getting lots of mails from Sideshow ...

I hope they also will ship him from EU Warehouse

can't wait to add this one to my collection !!

geto10
05-09-2007, 06:46 AM
Got an email yesterday that they'll charge my card on Monday (24-72 hours from that date). And then he'll be hading towards the EU warehouse. :)

Vince
05-16-2007, 04:07 AM
My card has been charged.
Status says 'shipping'.
Si I guess they will ship to the EU Warehouse soon.

Let's hope it arrives soon!
I guess about 3-5 weeks until it arrives at my home.
Can't wait !

geto10
05-16-2007, 06:19 AM
My card has been charged.
Status says 'shipping'.
Si I guess they will ship to the EU Warehouse soon.

Let's hope it arrives soon!
I guess about 3-5 weeks until it arrives at my home.
Can't wait !

Same here. I hate that long waiting period! :monkey2

geto10
05-26-2007, 01:39 AM
So has any American collector received this yet? :D

P1X4R
05-26-2007, 03:00 AM
not yet but when i do you'll know. :D

darth dypshyt
05-26-2007, 04:01 AM
I wonder if they'll do a Frank SSE bust???

P1X4R
05-26-2007, 04:05 AM
I wonder if they'll do a Frank SSE bust???

it's a given.

P1X4R
05-26-2007, 04:10 AM
here's a few pics of the regular version. sorry about the bad lighting.. i just noticed a minor paint chip on the top part of the L. never noticed that before. no worries. i just need a drop of red muhahahaha..

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_5265b.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_5268b.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_5263b.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_5259b.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_5258b.jpg

geto10
05-26-2007, 08:08 AM
not yet but when i do you'll know. :D

Oh yeah! :D

P1X4R
05-31-2007, 10:31 PM
something just shipped to me from Sideshow. it weighs 39.4 lbs.

i think this is it!! :chew

Bannister
05-31-2007, 11:10 PM
something just shipped to me from Sideshow. it weighs 39.4 lbs.

i think this is it!! :chew
I think mine just shipped as well.:rock:rock:rock

geto10
06-01-2007, 02:47 AM
Mine is at the EU warehouse. They hold everything up to 5 days ;(

So mine should be here in 10 days or so.

I wonder who'll get the lowest number? ;)

P1X4R
06-04-2007, 06:26 PM
#33 arrived for me today. sorry, no pics yet.

Bannister
06-04-2007, 07:33 PM
#33 arrived for me today. sorry, no pics yet.
:rock:rock:rock

lcummins
06-04-2007, 08:00 PM
Mine has shipped... should be here sometime this week.

RoboDad
06-04-2007, 08:12 PM
Mine will be here tomorrow. Pics will follow...



:D

geto10
06-04-2007, 11:12 PM
P1X4R, hurry up bro! :cool:

P1X4R
06-05-2007, 12:14 AM
here's a few quick ones. i think under better lighting i can make this bad boy really give you his creepy stare! also, i'll be honest.. his eyes are slightly off but i think it gives him more character. his gaze is afterall mesmerizing! :lol:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7952.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7953.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7954.jpg

P1X4R
06-05-2007, 12:16 AM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7959.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7962.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7963.jpg

P1X4R
06-05-2007, 12:17 AM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7966.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7967.jpg

geto10
06-05-2007, 11:04 AM
Ohh, this is nice! Silver edition is creepy :D

P1X4R
06-05-2007, 01:15 PM
wow, no love for the Prince of Darkness! it's really not as bad as my pics might be showing it. way better in person. let me know what you guys who got it think. it's a great addition to the line!

Bannister
06-05-2007, 01:47 PM
wow, no love for the Prince of Darkness! it's really not as bad as my pics might be showing it. way better in person. let me know what you guys who got it think. it's a great addition to the line!
It looks good. I can't wait to get mine. Hopefully fedex will be here soon.

RoboDad
06-05-2007, 02:30 PM
#3 / 35 just arrived. Pardon me while I say...

[Frank Barone]Holy Crap![/Frank Barone] This thing's freakin' huge! And he's got a BAD case of dandruff!

I'll get some photos up soon.

Bannister
06-05-2007, 02:42 PM
#3 / 35 just arrived. Pardon me while I say...

[Frank Barone]Holy Crap![/Frank Barone] This thing's freakin' huge! And he's got a BAD case of dandruff!

I'll get some photos up soon.
:rock:rock:rock

The Monster
06-05-2007, 02:50 PM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7966.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7967.jpg

P1X4R, VERY NICE!!!!! Congrats my friend!:blackbat

The Monster
06-05-2007, 02:55 PM
Robodad congrats on #3 buddy!!!! :fireworks

Bannister
06-05-2007, 04:12 PM
#27 just arrived. I really like the way the eyes look. I was disappointed on how the eyes looked on both versions of Ardeth and on Maul, but it seems like they have gotten better recently with this and Scarface.
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2475/dscf1303pm7.jpg

lcummins
06-05-2007, 04:15 PM
#27 just arrived. I really like the way the eyes look. I was disappointed on how the eyes looked on both versions of Ardeth and on Maul, but it seems like they have gotten better recently with this and Scarface.


Interesting! I received #28 today. (I haven't had a chance to open him yet though.)

Bannister
06-05-2007, 04:24 PM
Interesting! I received #28 today. (I haven't had a chance to open him yet though.)
:rock:rock:rock

The Monster
06-05-2007, 05:42 PM
congrats to Bannister & lcummins as well.:rock :rock :rock :rock

RoboDad
06-05-2007, 05:46 PM
Look into my eyes...


http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/dracbust1.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/th_dracbust2.jpg (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/dracbust2.jpg) http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/th_dracbust3.jpg (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/dracbust3.jpg) http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/th_dracbust4.jpg (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/dracbust4.jpg)

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/th_dracbust5.jpg (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/dracbust5.jpg) http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/th_dracbust6.jpg (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/dracbust6.jpg) http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/th_dracbust7.jpg (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b88/robodad/dracbust7.jpg)

P1X4R
06-05-2007, 06:50 PM
great pictures guys!! very nice!

geto10
06-06-2007, 01:46 AM
RoboDad, superb pictures! :cool:

Congrats guys! :D

Vince
06-06-2007, 12:19 PM
amazing !

can't wait till mine arrives.
Anyone in the Eu got theirs yet ?

geto10
06-06-2007, 01:16 PM
amazing !

can't wait till mine arrives.
Anyone in the Eu got theirs yet ?

Damn, just got off the phone with SS and mine wasn't shipped from EU warehouse yet cause there were some problems with the customs and cause the warehouse was so busy with the C4 celebration. :monkey2

TOE
06-06-2007, 01:18 PM
great pics everyone. Congratz to all that got one. :rock :rock

The Monster
06-06-2007, 05:52 PM
great pics everyone. Congratz to all that got one. :rock :rock

TOE, Is that you???? You do not look the same....:rotfl

Vince
06-07-2007, 04:28 AM
Damn, just got off the phone with SS and mine wasn't shipped from EU warehouse yet cause there were some problems with the customs and cause the warehouse was so busy with the C4 celebration. :monkey2

Any idea when they will ship ?

geto10
06-07-2007, 10:13 AM
Any idea when they will ship ?

Cindy said that it might ship out today or tomorrow. :D

Universalrocks
06-07-2007, 04:31 PM
Glad you did not mind the messed up eye, that would have driven me crazy, and I would have returned mine.

P1X4R
06-07-2007, 07:01 PM
please, you need to stop right there. it's not "messed" up. he's accentuating with his eyebrow!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_5621.jpg

Universalrocks
06-07-2007, 08:08 PM
[QUOTE=P1X4R] i'll be honest.. his eyes are slightly off but i think it gives him more character. his gaze is afterall mesmerizing! :lol:

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7952.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7953.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/p1x4r_2007/Sideshow%20Collectibles/Dracula/IMG_7954.jpg[/QUOTE

Ok slightly off, I was just saying what I would do. If your ok with it that is all that matters. Peace

customizerwannabe
06-07-2007, 09:01 PM
#27 just arrived. I really like the way the eyes look. I was disappointed on how the eyes looked on both versions of Ardeth and on Maul, but it seems like they have gotten better recently with this and Scarface.
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/2475/dscf1303pm7.jpg

How long till this gets flipped bud?:D

RoboDad
06-07-2007, 11:57 PM
Glad you did not mind the messed up eye, that would have driven me crazy, and I would have returned mine.
His eyes are not off. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unlike many smaller statues and busts, which either have a lazy eye problem, or else have a fixed stare (where both eyes are exactly even, making it appear that the character is staring off into space), this Dracula bust has his eyes painted in a way that makes it clear he is looking directly at someone. In fact, if you stand in just the right spot, he is looking directly at you, with both eyes. That is a very cool effect.

tylerd
06-08-2007, 02:04 AM
and for those who missed him, here's one on ebay with no reserve. he's up to $102.50.

Edition Number 15
Item number: 170119459573

Vince
06-08-2007, 03:44 AM
Cindy said that it might ship out today or tomorrow. :D

That would be great !

geto10
06-11-2007, 11:10 PM
Talked to Destiny yesterday evening and she said that my Dracula wasn't shipped from USA on the 15th of May, it was on the 30th instead. There was a major delay :(:(:(

geto10
06-26-2007, 01:27 AM
My bad boy finally arrived. Great statue, nice details, freaking heavy. Love it! :D

Vince
06-26-2007, 01:30 AM
My bad boy finally arrived. Great statue, nice details, freaking heavy. Love it! :D

Mine also arrived yesterday.
Magnificent piece and huge !!

One little remark.
It's completely out of scale if you compare it to the Ardeth Bust.

When you compare PF Dracula and Frankenstein, Karloff's head is way bigger then Lugosi's.
When you look at the 1:1 busts, it's the other way around.
Lugosi's head is way bigger then Karloff's.

Very strange !

geto10
06-26-2007, 06:57 AM
Hmm, yeah I thought his head was a bit too big. Oh well :emperor

Vince
06-26-2007, 07:00 AM
Hmm, yeah I thought his head was a bit too big. Oh well :emperor

I don't think its' too big
Ardeth is too small :D

lcummins
06-26-2007, 07:06 AM
Mine also arrived yesterday.
Magnificent piece and huge !!

One little remark.
It's completely out of scale if you compare it to the Ardeth Bust.

When you compare PF Dracula and Frankenstein, Karloff's head is way bigger then Lugosi's.
When you look at the 1:1 busts, it's the other way around.
Lugosi's head is way bigger then Karloff's.

Very strange !

Yeah, but don't forget that as the Monster, Karloff was wearing a lot of makeup and heavy latex (or whatever they used back then) appliances. Also, just about everyone agrees that the Frankenstein Monster PF is way too large and not in scale with the others, so you can't really go by that... and, Karloff wasn't a very large man, only something like 5' 11" tall.

geto10
06-26-2007, 07:53 AM
I don't think its' too big
Ardeth is too small :D

Haha, comparing to my head.. It's huge :lol

Vince
06-26-2007, 09:37 AM
Yeah, but don't forget that as the Monster, Karloff was wearing a lot of makeup and heavy latex (or whatever they used back then) appliances. Also, just about everyone agrees that the Frankenstein Monster PF is way too large and not in scale with the others, so you can't really go by that... and, Karloff wasn't a very large man, only something like 5' 11" tall.

I think Frankenstein looks perfectly in scale.
For me he always seemed a lot bigger then Dracula or the Wolfman.

I like it that he is so big.


But with the busts it really bothers me Ardeth is so small.
When you see Lugosi and Karloff together in their movies like The Raven, The Black Cat etc.
I remember Karloff having the biggest head, but it could just be my subconscience speaking ...

Anyway, I display them nowhere near eachother.

Vince
06-26-2007, 09:37 AM
Haha, comparing to my head.. It's huge :lol

You seem to have a pretty large head looking at your avatar :D

geto10
06-26-2007, 10:02 AM
You seem to have a pretty large head looking at your avatar :D

Yeah, knocked my head against the sealing while jumping on the bed. :D

lcummins
06-26-2007, 10:55 AM
I think Frankenstein looks perfectly in scale.
For me he always seemed a lot bigger then Dracula or the Wolfman.

I like it that he is so big.


But with the busts it really bothers me Ardeth is so small.
When you see Lugosi and Karloff together in their movies like The Raven, The Black Cat etc.
I remember Karloff having the biggest head, but it could just be my subconscience speaking ...

Anyway, I display them nowhere near eachother.

Well, I will agree that they seem out of scale with each other. Just did some quick measurements...

Ardeth Bey - distance around the forehead (just under the Fez) - 23 1/2"; distance from the top of the bridge of the nose (between the eyebrows) to the tip of the chin - 5"

Dracula - distance around the forehead (about the same position as Ardeth) - 25 3/4"; distance from the top of the bridge of the nose (between the eyebrows) to the tip of the chin - 6"

So Dracula is definitely a "bigger" head, but I don't know if that is accurate to real life or not. My own head measured approximately 25" and 5 1/2" (but I was doing the measuring myself, so it may not be an accurate measure).

The IMDB lists Karloff at 5'11" and Lugosi at 6'1" - I am 6'1" as well, so the Dracula looks like it is pretty much the right size. If there is someone out there that is about 5'11", measure your head and let's see if Ardeth is close. I think Ardeth is probably close to correct size, but just appears a lot smaller than it actually is because of the very gaunt face.