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swiftlikessharpthings
08-10-2008, 03:23 PM
My Old Ben figure, one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES from the 12" Sideshow Line, fell this afternoon, snapping his lightsaber at the hilt. Tried superglue, but I think the plastic warped and twisted, leaving no mating parts... I am a pissed off geek.
I e-mailed SS's customer service to see about a replacement. Anyone know if they're good about this sort of thing?

Swift, thinking it's time to break out the stands again... (curse you, Palpatine!)

Darth Madden
08-10-2008, 03:29 PM
My Jedi Luke hilt broke too... I lit a candle and melted the tip of one end and stuck them back together... worked great.

Cryoguns
08-10-2008, 03:45 PM
I had that happen with an Old Ben saber as well...but it was a spare since the first one I got only had 1/2 the blade painted.

Anyway, just trim up with an Xacto knife, file, and just a tiny dot of crazy glue gel worked great.

Bardoon
08-10-2008, 05:20 PM
I'm guessing you didn't use your figure's stand did you?

SwedishHeat
08-10-2008, 05:39 PM
Same thing happened to me a few weeks back, didn't take long at all to get a replacement, SS just charged me about $6 for shipping.

Puay
08-11-2008, 12:15 AM
Same thing happened to me a few weeks back, didn't take long at all to get a replacement, SS just charged me about $6 for shipping.

I should have known of this earlier, I bought a brand new piece for replacement. :(

Puay
08-11-2008, 12:21 AM
I'm guessing you didn't use your figure's stand did you?

The same happened to my piece. You are right about the stand, I used one with a smaller base. I posed my old Ben with both hands on the light saber, when the figure was tripped over the hilt broke.:banghead

The Mike
08-11-2008, 12:35 AM
I use the stands and my Darth Sidious took a tumble off his shelf and snapped the end of his lightsaber off. So it can happen even with the stands...although I did bump the shelf when moving things around. I didn't know SSC did replacement parts so I emailed them to see if they could help me out. :D

LordAzrael
08-11-2008, 04:47 AM
Get Hurricane to make you a cathode replacement :maul

swiftlikessharpthings
08-11-2008, 04:55 AM
Thanks for all the replies. Good to know SS looks out, and if all they charge is shipping than I think it's worth it.

mrhatrulez
08-11-2008, 06:52 AM
I should have known of this earlier, I bought a brand new piece for replacement. :(


If you are looking to piece it out, I'd kill for Old Bens long tunic!

jkno
08-12-2008, 02:06 AM
Guys you should also try Toy Anxiety for SS parts, they have some cool parts from time to time :)

Darth Cruel
08-12-2008, 11:02 AM
Guys you should also try Toy Anxiety for SS parts, they have some cool parts from time to time :)

But the weapons go fast...very fast.

mrhatrulez
08-12-2008, 12:00 PM
yeah, TA was the first place I checked.... They were sold outta the tunics by the time I got to them... and they don't have any more to part out.
:(

swiftlikessharpthings
08-13-2008, 01:44 PM
Got the e-mail this morning, they've shipped or are going to ship it soon...
Cost me $7.06 in shipping.
I love this company...

mrhatrulez
08-13-2008, 02:05 PM
They are awesome!

Rogue Trooper
08-13-2008, 02:08 PM
Same happened to me, i better contact sideshow see if i can get a replacement.

Cajunsith
08-15-2008, 12:19 PM
My Old Ben figure, one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES from the 12" Sideshow Line, fell this afternoon, snapping his lightsaber at the hilt. Tried superglue, but I think the plastic warped and twisted, leaving no mating parts... I am a pissed off geek.
I e-mailed SS's customer service to see about a replacement. Anyone know if they're good about this sort of thing?

Swift, thinking it's time to break out the stands again... (curse you, Palpatine!)
Get some BONDINI super glue, I've used this stuff on some of my Hot Toys predators' spears & it works great on plastic. That's pretty much all I will use on my high dollar collectibles. I also used it on costume latex , perfecto!! :D

Darth Snoopy
08-15-2008, 02:55 PM
Got the e-mail this morning, they've shipped or are going to ship it soon...
Cost me $7.06 in shipping.
I love this company...

Glad to hear that you'll get a replacement soon!

The Mike
08-15-2008, 03:07 PM
I just got an email that my Sidious replacement will be shipping soon! SSC rocks!! :rock

Cryoguns
08-15-2008, 05:24 PM
I just got an email that my Sidious replacement will be shipping soon! SSC rocks!! :rock

this is why I like ordering from Sideshow, even if it's a few bucks more :) I've had to contact them twice in the past for defective figures, and their customer service has always been stand-up!

Puay
08-16-2008, 12:21 AM
If you are looking to piece it out, I'd kill for Old Bens long tunic!

Sorry. I actually displayed the new piece at home while the other in office.

Did you try engaging SSC?

jkno
08-16-2008, 01:13 AM
But the weapons go fast...very fast.

I know I was super-lucky to get 2 extra Sideshow Stormtrooper blasters and I still need 2 more. But if you try everyday you might get lucky and find the items you are looking for. ;)

swiftlikessharpthings
08-22-2008, 09:43 AM
Got the replacement today. Sideshow rules.

Roc74
08-22-2008, 08:06 PM
Got my replacement also... and I agree Sideshow rules!!!

Darth Cruel
08-22-2008, 08:19 PM
I know I was super-lucky to get 2 extra Sideshow Stormtrooper blasters and I still need 2 more. But if you try everyday you might get lucky and find the items you are looking for. ;)

Don't know if they are still there, but I just saw some more of the ST blasters there a few days ago.

Edit - Just checked. They still have 3 on Tattooine Luke for 18.00 each.

icruise
08-22-2008, 10:39 PM
$18 is pretty outrageous, if you ask me. Wait a little while and you'll be able to get one of the figures that includes a blaster for $30 or so used.

The Mike
08-22-2008, 10:42 PM
Got my replacement also all for the cost of shipping which was a couple of bucks. SSC rocks! :rock

Shai
08-23-2008, 03:56 AM
:lol:lol:lol:duh