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Amanaman
11-16-2008, 12:07 PM
http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s344/eFXInc/X-WINGDisplay.jpg
http://s510.photobucket.com/albums/s344/eFXInc/
http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=47266&page=23

$1199 (shipping starts at $150 :horror), movable machined metal wings, brass "barber" poles, LED lights.

http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s344/eFXInc/COCKPITINTERIOR1.jpg http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s344/eFXInc/Lukepilotfig.jpg

I'm picking up a few of these to put on top of my multiple copies of SW FRAMES. :lol

OSCORP
11-16-2008, 01:38 PM
$1199:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl


Looks cool though.

FQRizzo
11-16-2008, 02:03 PM
Why can't they make these at an affordable scale and price? Something in the $300 ballpark would be ideal. They would probably make a killing at that price point. I'd even be willing to sacrifice the c-o-c-kpit lights to save a few bucks.

Vader AL
11-16-2008, 02:06 PM
This was posted in the forum posted above. Give it to me at $500 or less and I'd bite. Anyone have the size specs on this one?

In answer to the burning question of the day regarding this model - price - it's $1199. We tried as hard as we could to keep it as low as practicable given these harsh economic times. But in the end we lost our battle to keep it below $1000.

It's the same price as MR's AT-At and there's a lot more work and assembly involved with this piece. So hopefully this will mitigate things.
The model comes with a Luke pilot figure (it is "Red Five") which has been sculpted for us by the talented and kind folks at Gentle Giant. And darn if it doesn't look like Mark Hamill. It complements the work put into the accurate R2, very well. The cockpit frame is injection molded and comes with laser cut acrylic for the glass. This can easily be removed if anyone seriously objects to it, but will, of course invalid our warranty

The wings are machined aluminum and can be displayed open or closed. There is a detent which locates them in the open position and magnets that hold them closed. The barber poles are brass.

Someone asked a question as to whether or not we lit the cannon tips. Red Five did actually have pea-bulbs located at the FAR end of the barber poles AWAY from the tip. The cannon tips were hollow brass tubes and IF you looked DIRECTLY down them, then there was the slight possibility of the light from the bulb registering. I guess the ILM guys wanted to add some visual splash and perhaps give the animators something to key to. I'm doubtful about the effectiveness of the pea-bulbs as they certainly don't show on screen to my eye, and so we never attempted to replicate this effect on the model.

I'll be posting some articles about the X-wing on www.efxcollectibles.com in our In Development section. Hopefully that will answer some questions, and of course I'll pop back in here from time to time, if you have any specifics you want to ask.

blue_rogue
11-16-2008, 02:07 PM
Ouch. I think I'll stick with my Code 3 X-Wing.

Amanaman
11-16-2008, 02:12 PM
Actually, eFX plans to make Code 3-scaled diecast ships. Nothing yet has been announced.

Mooncat
11-16-2008, 02:19 PM
How big is this for $1199 ? Its nice but its out of my ball park

edit: brass barber poles ????

Do they rotate ??? dont remember luke diving into the death star trench to offer 'cut and blows' ???

"The main fuselage is approx 21" long from the rear to the tip of the nose"

blue_rogue
11-16-2008, 02:22 PM
Yeah, I'm looking forward to the diecast announcement. I was bummed that the Code 3 AT-AT never saw the light of day.

The Falcon is the only Code 3 ship I didn't get, so I'm hoping eFX will make a better one. I just hope the line won't be too expensive.

Amanaman
11-16-2008, 02:32 PM
Code 3's scale is the most practical for this stuff.

The weight and size of this X-wing will make it harder to move or sell.. and that's also responsible for its high margins. I think the detail that can be realized in a diecast is about as good as a full size model, especially if it's well-painted. I don't expect these to fly off the shelves, even with a payment plan.

Randy_S
11-16-2008, 02:37 PM
My MR Falcon and AT-AT are two of my favorite pieces, I have been looking forward to getting the X-Wing ever since they confirmed it was being made. I'm getting one for sure, and I'm eager to see what they do with die-cast ships.

blue_rogue
11-16-2008, 02:54 PM
Code 3's scale is the most practical for this stuff.

Yeah, I really like the Code 3 scale. I'd love to be able to own the MR and eFX stuff but it's just too big for me to display. Too expensive for me too.

I'd mostly like to see these in the diecast line:

Millennium Falcon
AT-AT
Y-Wing
Snowspeeder
TIE Fighter
Imperial Shuttle

icruise
11-16-2008, 04:15 PM
It looks nice, but I really hate how they don't include acrylic cases for any of their stuff. I doubt that I'll be able to get one of these unless it goes on clearance for some reason, but I do like it.

Darklord Dave
11-16-2008, 04:35 PM
I couldn't find anything in that thread about the size- just that the R2 was an 1" wide - that would make the X-Wing about 24" wouldn't it?

$1200 isn't so bad then - cheaper than a Cinemaquette.

icruise
11-16-2008, 04:37 PM
Someone mentioned above that it was 21" long.

thenammagazine
11-16-2008, 04:48 PM
Yeah, don't really have the room for that. :lol I wish someone would redo the model kits that had the fiber optics. That would be a good alternative and so long as they used better plastics for the ships, it'd be worth it.

Rook
11-16-2008, 05:19 PM
This will probably take me out of the running. :( Damn. Should have jumped on that last deal for the Falcon. Then again, with luck, we might see a lot of these clearanced at retailers...

Randy_S
11-16-2008, 05:25 PM
There are no domestic retailers for eFX, though SWS has had the first two helmets for some reason. The dimensions of the model, not including the display stand, are 23" long, 20 1/2" wingspan, and 4" high wings closed, 5" high wings open. You can read more details here. (http://banthaskull.com/index.php?/page/sub/efx_x_wing_update/)

LOTRFan
11-16-2008, 08:08 PM
Sticking with the MR Falcon, maybe I get this down the line.

FlyAndFight
11-16-2008, 08:44 PM
Nice, but not $1200 nice.

jason2885
11-16-2008, 09:06 PM
I will get this one somehow. I really like the Falcon Y-Wing and Snowspeeder. I wish the base was square.

Amanaman
11-16-2008, 09:09 PM
Nice, but not $1200 nice.

:lecture I'll be content with a Code3-scaled X-Wing, but eFX-accurate at a fraction of the price. I would rather invest those $1400 (shipping, plus tax if you're in CA) into A-list PFs. I'll get more enjoyment out of a dynamic and colorful character gallery over a large, drab, static model.

QuiGonFishing
11-16-2008, 09:12 PM
This is still cheaper than the nearly identical piece ICONS did in the late 90s ($1500 for that beauty - in 1997 dollars). Now add to the eFX version the opening/closing wings and the lighting effects which were not present on the ICONS version, and I think we've got a bargain on our hands.

Yes, there's no question that the price puts it out of the reach of many a hopeful collector out there who would love to add this piece to their high-end collection, but honestly I'm not sure what some of you were expecting...

LOTRFan
11-16-2008, 10:07 PM
I'll wait to see it bottom out on the secondary market.

icruise
11-16-2008, 10:22 PM
The problem is that eFX has a different sales model than MR ever did, and it's difficult to predict how that will affect things. As I understand it, eFX only sells things directly and not through other retailers (at least within the US). This means no discounts or clearances unless something fails to sell for a long time (and I think that is unlikely if they plan it well enough). It's possible that prices will in fact go up on the secondary market.

firefly2121
11-17-2008, 03:31 AM
Yeah, I'm looking forward to the diecast announcement. I was bummed that the Code 3 AT-AT never saw the light of day.

The Falcon is the only Code 3 ship I didn't get, so I'm hoping eFX will make a better one. I just hope the line won't be too expensive.


If the X-Wing is $1199..the Falcon would probably $1500-2500 pending on the size...

icruise
11-17-2008, 03:43 AM
The X-wing isn't in the die-cast line.

The Ringer
11-17-2008, 03:45 AM
This looks gorgeous but that price is mind boggling!:google

galactiboy
11-17-2008, 07:20 AM
Awesome looking... price is high, but not so far out of line given all the bells and whistles.

ambasah
11-17-2008, 08:34 AM
has any MR studio scale piece really sold for more than msrp? We all know what happend with the falcon and both at-at's have sold for less than $1k; the snowspeeder can be had for half price...maybe the y-wing has gone up in value? (and if so, probably because they never produced as many as the were supposed to).

My point is that over time, history has shown these items (studio scale models) barely hold there value or sell for well less than msrp - so I would be surprised if the same does not happen with the x-wing.

EVILFACE
11-17-2008, 08:42 AM
I'm getting 4 to hang from my ceiling.

Randy_S
11-17-2008, 08:48 AM
has any MR studio scale piece really sold for more than msrp?

The Y-Wing goes for a lot more than retail, and it is difficult to find any complete AT-AT for less than 1K.

Randy_S
11-17-2008, 11:17 AM
Something else to think about - edition size. There will be 1000 X-wings, so they will have less of a chance of bottoming out. Here's a list of the MR Studio Scales:

Falcon Regular - 1500
Falcon SE - 500
AT-AT V1 - 1000
AT-AT V2 - 750
Snowspeeder - 1500
Y-Wing - 500 estimated

Amanaman
11-17-2008, 11:41 AM
The Y-wing was underproduced. The X will do fine. But one thing to consider is that back in the heyday of MR, edition sizes were higher, and they sold through. That's not quite possible anymore.

icruise
11-17-2008, 02:17 PM
I say this as a proud MR falcon owner, but it's no wonder that they had to clearance them out with 2000 of them floating around. Even a few years ago, it was a stretch to think there would be so many people wanting to buy such high end stuff (and something so big and difficult to display as well).

slynger
11-17-2008, 02:29 PM
i know next to nothing about the SS that MR did back in the day other than the pictures I've seen - and while they look very nice, the X-Wing (IMO) is so iconic to SW and has features above and beyond the piece that Icons did that I can see this SS doing very well in the secondary market. It will take some time go get there given our current economic status.

I know that I plan on displaying mine proudly and not always guessing how much profit I can make when I sell it.

Wish
11-17-2008, 03:02 PM
This thread keeps reminding me that I need to find a Falcon in the EU... :o

jason2885
11-17-2008, 05:04 PM
I am actively trying to find an AT-AT right now either version. If anyone wants to sell me one please send me a PM.


I cant wait to order the X-Wing.

nash
11-17-2008, 05:11 PM
This will be available for lower than retail depending on the ES. if the ES is over 1000, im just going to wait for that to happen.

apache_rulez
11-17-2008, 05:23 PM
The x-wing is sweeet. But it is kind of out of my budget range.

zoid2323
11-17-2008, 07:35 PM
Very nice but will wait for the price reduction later.

Shalamar
11-17-2008, 07:41 PM
ES on the X-wing will be 1000. Looks nice, but I don't have the funds, or space for it.

LOTRFan
11-17-2008, 10:48 PM
This will be available for lower than retail depending on the ES. if the ES is over 1000, im just going to wait for that to happen.

It should but I forgot about eFX selling only direct; I hope so anyway. :cool:

yodasan
11-17-2008, 10:59 PM
This will be available for lower than retail depending on the ES. if the ES is over 1000, im just going to wait for that to happen.

Who would sell it for less than retail? eFX is the only place to buy.

Or are you betting eFX will have so many on hand one year from now that
they will lower their price?

FelMar
11-17-2008, 11:14 PM
looks great !

love the light-up feature :rock

The base on the ICONS version is way cooler though, IMO.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/FelmarWETA/STAR%20WARS%20collectibles/xwing3.jpg

ambasah
11-18-2008, 09:36 AM
agreed. If this came with a similar base it would be much more appealing.

on RS they mentioned something "special" to come with the model for those still "on the fence" about buying it...my guess is a signature but who?

Boba Fett
11-18-2008, 09:50 AM
Out of my range and no space for it. Nice, though..

Shalamar
11-18-2008, 09:54 AM
The big advantage of EFX over most other collectible sites, is that they will only lace their items for sale when they are in stock, and ready to ship. This was an issue with MR, where people would pre-order props, and then wait more than a year for them to arrive.

icruise
11-18-2008, 10:00 AM
It is a very interesting way of doing things. I think it probably encourages them to keep edition sizes low as well, since they don't have preorders to gauge interest in a product.

The Mike
11-18-2008, 10:02 AM
Even with the 1000 ES this will still be around for a while. I wouldn't worry too much about not having the funds right now..

Shalamar
11-18-2008, 10:04 AM
It is. MR screwed themselves a couple times. When they went to the 'open edition sizes' in their ROTS lightsaber offerings, people weren't happy, and some of those items can be had for less than retail. Even then, some others had established edition sizes, but they made far less than the plaque would indicate.

I think its a good move, but I wonder if its going to hurt them in the long run. Selling only through their own site, and keeping edition sizes low may encourage people to buy their props, and hope that the prices will go up. But in uncertain economic times, luxuries like these are the first to hit the chopping block.

yodasan
11-18-2008, 11:10 PM
The big advantage of EFX over most other collectible sites, is that they will only lace their items for sale when they are in stock, and ready to ship.

Not any more - that policy only lasted through the AOTC helmet. With the X-wing, eFX is going back to preorders. Read it here:

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3484383&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=93&fpart=17&vc=1

Shalamar
11-19-2008, 09:27 AM
Not any more - that policy only lasted through the AOTC helmet. With the X-wing, eFX is going back to preorders. Read it here:

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3484383&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=93&fpart=17&vc=1

That.. is unfortunate.

Oh well.

Joker
11-19-2008, 09:41 AM
Their bases suck.

icruise
11-19-2008, 09:42 AM
I think the $150 shipping is kind of high. It cost $157 to ship my MR Millennium Falcon last year from Redford Films (and that seemed high at the time). I know shipping prices have increased, but the X-wing is way smaller than the Falcon.

yodasan
11-19-2008, 04:42 PM
Yes, if the $150 is really supposed to cover just the ground shipping from Socal to
the Bayarea it is too high. Still, I'm planning to get one.

yodasan
11-21-2008, 03:37 PM
eFX has done an about face on the use of ADs - apparently razorsedge is now able
to sell eFX products. Mike implied that there will be other ADs as well.

LOTRFan
11-21-2008, 09:19 PM
eFX has done an about face on the use of ADs - apparently razorsedge is now able
to sell eFX products. Mike implied that there will be other ADs as well.

Door open. :date

slynger
11-21-2008, 10:02 PM
eFX has done an about face on the use of ADs - apparently razorsedge is now able
to sell eFX products. Mike implied that there will be other ADs as well.

Mike did state that, but he said there will only be a select few of ADs and not just anybody gets to distribute eFX.

Quite frankly, with Mike being on the east coast, I think it is a wise move to help them move product more effectively in that region - pertaining directly to s&h charges and sales tax.

Just my opinion.

yodasan
11-22-2008, 03:58 PM
Mike did state that, but he said there will only be a select few of ADs and not just anybody gets to distribute eFX.

Quite frankly, with Mike being on the east coast, I think it is a wise move to help them move product more effectively in that region - pertaining directly to s&h charges and sales tax.


I don't understand how buying from Mike would help someone on the east
coast in terms of sales tax.

arnax161
11-22-2008, 07:47 PM
Wow. This does look very cool...But not for $1200.

Darthy
11-23-2008, 10:55 AM
Their bases suck.

you're right. They didn't think about those who want to put a display case on it.

ambasah
11-24-2008, 06:50 AM
the fact that AD's will be able to sell products says a lot in my mind. The recent AOTC helmet is already available with a free bhs mini-helmet.

Given our present economy I predict efx items will be available for less than msrp in due time...

Amanaman
11-24-2008, 10:47 AM
The ADs are not allowed to sell under msrp, but as you said, they'll probably throw in incentives such as free shipping and freebies.

SolidLiquidFox
11-25-2008, 10:26 PM
Incentives yes...lower prices, probably not. I think they have to sell eFX products at retail as part of the agreement.

I agree this item will be available cheaper on the secondary market. Even with a low 1000 ES, these are hard times...

nash
11-25-2008, 10:45 PM
1000 ES for an item over a thousand dollars is not low imo.

yodasan
11-25-2008, 11:04 PM
Agreed - although perhaps not too high either. After the way the Falcon failed to sell
until very steep discounts were offered by AD, it looks like efx has chosen a more
reasonable ES as long as the total number is 1000.

apache_rulez
11-26-2008, 06:13 AM
I really wish i had the falcon or the x-wing. I hope there make a scale something like the code 3. The only vechicle that i would buy eventhough it is expensive is the slave 1 studio scale.

SolidLiquidFox
11-26-2008, 07:23 AM
1000 ES for an item over a thousand dollars is not low imo.

Believe me, I agree with you bro. I am just saying in comparison to the ridiculous high ES we were seeing from Master Replicas. :lol

ambasah
11-26-2008, 07:32 AM
for those in the US it is a reasonable price. But given the very strong US dollar over the past few months and/or the outrageous shipping charges outside the US, I would suggest the non-US demand for this item will not be strong.

SolidLiquidFox
11-26-2008, 08:17 AM
I wonder if that supporting pole could have been done better in black instead of that plastic looking white tube

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4316/xwingpilotonstandkx9.jpg

Indiana Fett
11-26-2008, 08:44 AM
I wonder if that supporting pole could have been done better in black instead of that plastic looking white tube

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4316/xwingpilotonstandkx9.jpg

...or what about 'clear'?

SolidLiquidFox
11-26-2008, 09:00 AM
Clear may not be possible due to the electronics power supply. I was thinking black to match the border of the base and give it the "hovering" effect.

Indiana Fett
11-26-2008, 11:20 AM
Clear may not be possible due to the electronics power supply. I was thinking black to match the border of the base and give it the "hovering" effect.

Right, hadn't thought about the wires for the lighting effect. Black would be better then.

LOTRFan
11-26-2008, 05:19 PM
Clear may not be possible due to the electronics power supply. I was thinking black to match the border of the base and give it the "hovering" effect.

The MR Falcon is clear and there are no problems with wires. :wave

icruise
11-26-2008, 08:36 PM
It's not clear so much as translucent white. You can't see through it.

Cozmictoyz
11-26-2008, 10:41 PM
Hey All:

We happen to be one of the "fab five" eFX Authorized Retailers. While it's true that we are not able to publicly advertise eFX items below MSRP, we are able to offer customers some incentives like free shipping. And if you do happen to live in California then it would certainly save you a good bit in taxes.

We are also working on doing something special for customer who pre-order this item from us. The official pre-order date has not been announced, so I can't officially solicit orders for these, but if you are interested in finding out more about this item when the time comes you can email us at [email protected]

Bryan and the team at eFX are working very hard on this one and I think it will be an exceptional piece for the price. Costs in China have skyrocketed and they are committed to cutting no corners or sacrificing any of the quality. They could make them cheaper I suppose and mass produce them for less, but the goal is to try and make this very special. I guess only time will tell if they achieved their goal or not.

I for one am looking forward to seeing the final product. I had passed on all of the studio scale models we did at Master Replicas, but was always planning on getting the X-Wing if and when we ever did it. Obviously MR never made one, so I'm glad to see eFX doing it.

SolidLiquidFox
11-27-2008, 06:47 AM
Congrats on getting approved as a dealer. Free shipping is a very nice incentive!

ambasah
11-27-2008, 08:36 AM
Hey All:

We happen to be one of the "fab five" eFX Authorized Retailers. While it's true that we are not able to publicly advertise eFX items below MSRP, we are able to offer customers some incentives like free shipping. And if you do happen to live in California then it would certainly save you a good bit in taxes.

We are also working on doing something special for customer who pre-order this item from us. The official pre-order date has not been announced, so I can't officially solicit orders for these, but if you are interested in finding out more about this item when the time comes you can email us at [email protected]

Bryan and the team at eFX are working very hard on this one and I think it will be an exceptional piece for the price. Costs in China have skyrocketed and they are committed to cutting no corners or sacrificing any of the quality. They could make them cheaper I suppose and mass produce them for less, but the goal is to try and make this very special. I guess only time will tell if they achieved their goal or not.

I for one am looking forward to seeing the final product. I had passed on all of the studio scale models we did at Master Replicas, but was always planning on getting the X-Wing if and when we ever did it. Obviously MR never made one, so I'm glad to see eFX doing it.

email sent.

SolidLiquidFox
11-29-2008, 03:28 PM
eFX just announced that shipping quotes for direct orders have come down for this item due to a resizing of the box:

We have re-configured the box and we were able to reduce its size. So based on FedEX's rates and sizing restrictions, today (11/30/08), the cost for home Delivery shipping in the US is approximately $45 for the west coast and $65 for the east coast. For Canada, approximately $145 for FedEX International Ground.

LOTRFan
11-29-2008, 04:26 PM
That's considerable. :clap

SolidLiquidFox
11-29-2008, 04:29 PM
Now that the shipping price for direct orders is more reasonable than the $140 quoted before, it makes the payment plan an alternative as a way to getting this.

jkno
12-01-2008, 02:58 AM
I wonder if that supporting pole could have been done better in black instead of that plastic looking white tube

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4316/xwingpilotonstandkx9.jpg

I guess the tube is aluminum as in the Stormtrooper helmet stand

SolidLiquidFox
12-04-2008, 10:13 AM
Quick preview of proto with pics:

http://www.rebelscum.com/efx_xwingproto.asp

FlyAndFight
12-04-2008, 12:38 PM
Quick preview of proto with pics:

http://www.rebelscum.com/efx_xwingproto.asp

That definitely looks sweet.

Thanks for the link, SLF.

If you do pick this up, you'll have to invite me over to see it. We're close enough! ;)

SolidLiquidFox
12-04-2008, 01:06 PM
I wish! This one looks impressive but a bit out of my range at the moment.

apache_rulez
12-05-2008, 05:27 PM
I kind of wish that they had included a display case. It prevents it from dust.

P1X4R
12-06-2008, 04:18 PM
i'll have my hands on the prototype for review soon! :chew

SolidLiquidFox
12-06-2008, 04:34 PM
I guess those photo-taking skills finally paid off, uh? :D

P1X4R
12-06-2008, 05:18 PM
connections, my man. connections. :D

j/k. [email protected] is just too cool! i'm already sad that i'll have to return it. :lol

i can't wait!!! :chew

JGouse0498
12-07-2008, 05:44 AM
connections, my man. connections. :D

j/k. [email protected] is just too cool! i'm already sad that i'll have to return it. :lol

i can't wait!!! :chew

Tell me about it. The Yodasnews admin and I worked like dogs to get our (p)review of that prototype done. He shot over 900 pictures, thinned it down to just over a hundred, and I took it the rest of the way with formatting and compositing them.

The crew at eFX is really cool. Bryan was even nice enough to give us a look at the prop story insert for some additional info. :banana

Of course, that glimpse quickly found its way into my recycle bin and into oblivion...

slynger
12-08-2008, 09:47 AM
www.eFXcollectibles.com is updated with an order date of 12/11 at 9 AM PST !!!

dexter-jettster
12-09-2008, 06:45 PM
From the rpf forum (Barry):

Okay,

We've been working crazily trying to arrange something special for our first FX Model release, and here it is.

Anyone who pre-orders the eFX Luke Skywalker’s X-wing Starfighter “Red Five” FX model between December 11th, 2008 and December 21st, 2008 will receive “at no additional cost” a special plaque, signed by Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill! You read that right! At NO additional cost!

Mr. Hamill will only sign enough plaques to accompany the pre-orders and the Signature Plaque will NOT be available again, even at an additional cost!

This applies to all pre-orders whether you pay in full or choose later to use the layaway option. The edition size remains constant at 1000 pieces, this is NOT an additional run. The number of pre-orders received by end of day December 21st will constitute the size of the Signature Edition. The balance will be regular Limited Editions and will come with a different plaque. So, to illustrate the point, if we receive 721 pre-orders the Signature Edition plaques will number 1-721 and the Limited Edition plaques will number 722-1000.

Thanks,

Barry

icruise
12-09-2008, 06:48 PM
That's not a bad bonus.

Shalamar
12-09-2008, 07:39 PM
Aww man. Thats great!

But I can't afford it, nor do I have the space to display it.

:(

Amanaman
12-09-2008, 08:25 PM
With the layaway plan, you can buy time (3 months) until the last payment on March 15th. The shipping is now $40-something instead of $150 or whatever it was before. Starve yourself if you have to. :monkey1 I think this piece with the auto will be special in the long run.

Shalamar
12-09-2008, 08:47 PM
With the layaway plan, you can buy time (3 months) until the last payment on March 15th. The shipping is now $40-something instead of $150 or whatever it was before. Starve yourself if you have to. :monkey1 I think this piece with the auto will be special in the long run.

Yeah, I know, but even with lay-away, I can't do it. Wife said 'no', and she was tempted too..

Cozmictoyz
12-09-2008, 08:50 PM
Hey guys.

We will have this up for pre-order on our website sometime tomorrow. It wasn't officially supposed to launch until Thursday, but they gave us the go-ahead tonight to start taking pre-orders now.

Our units will also include the Mark Hamill Signature Plaque, provided you place your order with us by the 21st. A few of you have already PM'd me, so I'll be getting back to all of your shortly with the complete details.

We will be offering free shipping and won't require as high a deposit as eFX is so I hope that will entice enough of you to throw your orders our direction.

So if you are interested send me an email and I will get back to you with the details. [email protected]

Thanks, Jeff

LOTRFan
12-09-2008, 09:12 PM
Nice bonus eFX! :clap

The Mike
12-10-2008, 09:32 AM
So $1200 minus the non refundable $300 deposit would mean you are essentially spreading $300 for three months plus $40 at the end for shipping? Man that is a tough spread....I don't think there is enough room over the next three months with big tickets like The Tumbler and the Iron Man 1:1 to afford it. :(

Wish
12-10-2008, 03:56 PM
A wonderful piece. My preferences for other current releases as well as the uncertainty of the factory PJ prevent me from ordering this just now but it's on my long term list with the Falcon. I'll have to pass up the Signature though. :(

Grats to everyone who's placing their order tomorrow! :dance

Randy_S
12-11-2008, 11:44 AM
This thing is selling much faster than I thought it would. After only 1 1/2 hours, 285 were sold through eFX's site, plus however many have been placed through ADs.

Wish
12-11-2008, 02:44 PM
The counter on their website is likely to include AD orders.

ambasah
12-11-2008, 02:53 PM
The counter on their website is likely to include AD orders.

efx confirmed it does not...but they have not confirmed how many were "reserved" for AD's, making the counter rather useless...

Wish
12-11-2008, 03:48 PM
efx confirmed it does not...but they have not confirmed how many were "reserved" for AD's, making the counter rather useless...

Thank you for the information, however I'd be totally taken aback if they sold through almost 50% of the ES of 1k in a few hours... on their own... with the higher shipping compared to Retailers... and the Economy as is. :huh

But if that's what they say...

zoid2323
12-11-2008, 04:47 PM
Amy from EFX posted pics of the 2 plaques for the X-Wing on another site. I really like the signature plaque. Ordered from Mike @ Razor's so no payment plan for me.:monkey2

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn167/zoid2323/xwingplaqueartse3rk6.jpg
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn167/zoid2323/xwingplaqueartle3fu6.jpg

spaceman
12-11-2008, 04:52 PM
Look's great.

I love that these guys are picking up where MR left off on the high end ships.

I'd love to pick this up to complement the Falcon and AT-AT, but am going to have to hold off for now unfortunately. Congrats to those taking the plunge!

The Mike
12-11-2008, 04:57 PM
I love this but I can't afford it right now and it should be interesting to see how this does on the Secondary Market because MR's old Studio Scales notoriously took major dives......

jason2885
12-11-2008, 04:59 PM
I grabed one of these today from Mike. Now I need a AT-AT either version.


Anyone got one they want to sell?

yodasan
12-11-2008, 10:16 PM
I love this but I can't afford it right now and it should be interesting to see how this does on the Secondary Market because MR's old Studio Scales notoriously took major dives......

True, although the AT-AT, snowspeeder and Y-wing recovered some eventually. If they really make all 1000 I suspect you will be able to find good deals on an X-wing a few months after they ship.

Amanaman
12-11-2008, 10:35 PM
I love this but I can't afford it right now and it should be interesting to see how this does on the Secondary Market because MR's old Studio Scales notoriously took major dives......

Well, if you're referring to the Snowspeeder, yeah they made 1,500 :horror of those and it's still collecting dust in some stores. There are 1750 AT-AT's (both versions), 2000 Falcons, and the Y-Wing was under-produced, and that's the only one that has held its own and sells over retails.

The X-Wing at 1000, should fare much better. It's an essential piece, and for many, including myself it will be their only SS model in their collection.

I do wish they chopped off the the ES to whatever it sells out to, using the "1000 ES for everything" only as a guide. It worked well for the Stormtrooper helmet.

Vader AL
12-11-2008, 10:41 PM
i will own this and the MF one day.

ambasah
12-12-2008, 07:40 AM
It will be interesting to see how many non-sig versions there will be. My thinking (and hope) is that the non-sig version will be available for less down the road...

firefly2121
12-12-2008, 01:39 PM
The more & more I look at this..the more & more I want it...

Wish
12-12-2008, 05:42 PM
It will be interesting to see how many non-sig versions there will be. My thinking (and hope) is that the non-sig version will be available for less down the road...

Well the version with the regular plaque will be much more limited that's for sure.

SolidLiquidFox
12-13-2008, 10:05 AM
Well the version with the regular plaque will be much more limited that's for sure.

That's the irony. You don't get 2 plaques, only one. So the Non-SE plaque is more limited.

At the rate this is selling I predict there will be about 750 SE/250 Non-SE or they just do the whole run as an SE and call it a day.

SolidLiquidFox
12-13-2008, 10:22 AM
Thank you for the information, however I'd be totally taken aback if they sold through almost 50% of the ES of 1k in a few hours... on their own... with the higher shipping compared to Retailers... and the Economy as is. :huh

But if that's what they say...

You have a few factors here:

1. Reasonable ES for something as iconic as this.
2. Easier to display than the Falcon.
3. Signature incentive for preorders.
4. Star Wars popularity shadows other properties when compared to a Cinemaquette piece in the same price range.
5. Good impressions and reviews from people that have seen it in person.

eFX is formed by people that worked for Master Replicas and learned from that company's hard learned lessons. They created a payment plan, went back to preorders, are looking into alternate forms of shipping, etc. in an effort to giving themselves a shot of selling these pieces well.

As I mentioned on rebelscum, they NEEDED an incentive to make people preorder and they knew that so they made it happen. I don't think there was much of a choice. If they had not come up with that signature, it would be a different story. The economy is what it is right now so they knew what they had to do and adapted. Well done.

Wish
12-13-2008, 11:34 AM
Yep, I agree with your points, it's just a little awkward that not more of the apparently 500 Preorders on their website were directed towards retailers with the free shipping offers, lower downpayments etc. Than again non of them offers a payment plan, might be a factor.

Anyways, judging by how eFX's advertising process went so far (announcement, continuous information on the development progress to the community and finally the transparent preorder placement) it should be a showcase example for other producers how to place highend collectibles (*hint*Sideshow*hint*). If the factory pieces can live up to that standard this would truely be an outstanding job through and through.

SolidLiquidFox
12-13-2008, 03:03 PM
Dealers are restricted on one thing: they can't sell below retail.

So they use their other advantages:

1. Passing the savings of whatever discount they get from eFX as a free shipping to us
2. Accepting American Express
3. Lowering the deposit amount (BIG around now on the holidays)
4. Offering no tax for California residents

I am sure dealers will take about another 20% of the preorders remaining on that status bar eFX is showing when all is said and done on the 21st.

slynger
12-16-2008, 10:11 PM
just got a newsletter:

free s&h in continentall US (even if you already ordered)

will retire item on the 21st, final size will then be determined and put on plaque

act fast!!!

Vader AL
12-16-2008, 10:15 PM
just got a newsletter:

free s&h in continentall US (even if you already ordered)

will retire item on the 21st, final size will then be determined and put on plaque

act fast!!!

looks like there are 600-700 ordered so far judging by the bar line on their website.

man i'm so tempted to get on the payment plan...such a great option they added.

icruise
12-16-2008, 10:22 PM
So does this mean that they eliminated the non-signature edition?

slynger
12-16-2008, 10:23 PM
sure sounds like it to me

FelMar
12-16-2008, 10:27 PM
Even more tempting with that Free shipping! :google

Vader AL
12-16-2008, 10:32 PM
when do these ship?

slynger
12-16-2008, 10:35 PM
I've heard sometime mid to late January (which usually means on the doorstep first week of Feb) ;-)

Cozmictoyz
12-16-2008, 10:58 PM
Shipping may end up being late February or even March now just depending on how things shake out at the factory with Chinese New Year.

Got the word today about the edition size being cut off early. Indeed it looks like there will only be the one signature edition and no non-signature pieces.

If you are looking to grab one of these though before the cutoff we are still taking pre-orders. Our deposit requirement is only $200 as compared to eFX's $350 and if you happen to live in California we can also save you the sales tax in addition to the free shipping we already offer.

If you are interested in pre-ordering one let me know. Our order is 100% confirmed, so it's risk free. [email protected]

-Jeff

Ultimate Weapon
12-17-2008, 03:12 AM
I love studio scale models - just wish I could afford one right now and had the space for it. Being a student though doesn't leave a lot of expendable income, so alas I have no studio scale models.

I purchased several Master Replicas props during their early years and have sold most of them over time - I only have two left, which I will keep. As much as I enjoyed MR's stuff, they seemed to really decline a bit in the end as a company. eFX seems to be coming in where MR should have remained in the first place. This is the best mass produced Studio Scale model I've seen. To me it looks better than the Falcon or even the AT-AT - which was easily one of their best. Anyone able to pick this up is lucky to do so - it will definitely be a highlight - a completely iconic piece.

I like the way eFX is doing things so far - pre-order bonus, payment plan, continuous info. Hopefully one of these days I'll be able to pick this up. If not hopefully I'll be able to afford an SS model by the time they release a Tie Fighter - I could accept that as reasonable substitute. :)

firefly2121
12-17-2008, 03:18 AM
Yeah..a TIE Fighter would be bad ass..

P1X4R
12-17-2008, 08:28 PM
Even more tempting with that Free shipping! :google

that just convinced me! Ordered! :chew

Vader AL
12-17-2008, 08:29 PM
that just convinced me! Ordered! :chew

oh I can't wait for your pics. :rock

P1X4R
12-17-2008, 08:34 PM
i was hoping to have received the prototype by now from [email protected] :(

SolidLiquidFox
12-18-2008, 07:13 AM
You are fired Ed. Send that prototype to me when you get it. :D

firefly2121
12-18-2008, 01:27 PM
Ordered...I can't wait for this..however, Im going on the 3 months plan.

P1X4R
12-18-2008, 03:39 PM
fired? i was never hired. LOL :)

yodasan
12-18-2008, 10:38 PM
i was hoping to have received the prototype by now from [email protected] :(

It accidently got sent to me - sorry Ed. :D

P1X4R
12-19-2008, 06:33 PM
It accidently got sent to me - sorry Ed. :D

hey Adam, guess what arrived for me today? :D :chew

FelMar
12-19-2008, 10:34 PM
that just convinced me! Ordered! :chew

Congrats!
will def. be looking forward to your pics :rock

Vader AL
12-19-2008, 10:35 PM
hey Adam, guess what arrived for me today? :D :chew

What was it? :confused:

show us some pics!...please.

Wish
12-20-2008, 04:54 AM
Congrats!
will def. be looking forward to your pics :rock

Me too since I placed an order on wednesday against all better knowledge! :monkey5

P1X4R
12-20-2008, 08:10 AM
here's a few shots. i was going to shoot with other vehicles (AT-AT, Snowspeeder, Y-Wing) but after lifting that Falcon on the table by myself.. i think i won't now. LOL

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6962.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6957.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6966.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6964.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6958.jpg

P1X4R
12-20-2008, 08:12 AM
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6956.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6959.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6961.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6967.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6968.jpg
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6969.jpg

P1X4R
12-20-2008, 08:14 AM
a very special big THANK YOU to [email protected] for sending me the X-Wing prototype model for review! :)

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh285/P1X4R_2008/eFX/X-Wing%20Prototype/IMG_6960.jpg

more pics to come!!

fantasymaker
12-20-2008, 08:27 AM
Fantastic job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:monkey5:monkey5:

Shropt
12-20-2008, 09:19 AM
Wow.... wow.... wow...

Vader AL
12-20-2008, 09:40 AM
you're the best, thanks for sharing those pics with us. GREAT shots!

SolidLiquidFox
12-20-2008, 11:52 AM
fired? i was never hired. LOL :)

Glad I kept you on the staff :gun

P1X4R
12-20-2008, 11:54 AM
thanks Jonah! i don't think you would have liked Eddie Brock's pics. i hear the guy fakes his shots! :D

SolidLiquidFox
12-20-2008, 12:11 PM
thanks Jonah! i don't think you would have liked Eddie Brock's pics. i hear the guy fakes his shots! :D

So I heard :lol

LOTRFan
12-20-2008, 12:16 PM
Looks good, maybe a bit heavy on the weathering - and the (*&^pit is going to be difficult to make close flush.

:cool:

yodasan
12-20-2008, 03:52 PM
hey Adam, guess what arrived for me today? :D :chew

Doh!

Ok you do take the best pix, so I'm glad it landed safely at your house.

Wish
12-20-2008, 04:29 PM
Gorgeous. I pray that the factory PJ will come close...

Darth Rage
12-20-2008, 05:03 PM
Looks good, maybe a bit heavy on the weathering - and the (*&^pit is going to be difficult to make close flush.

:cool:


According to rebelscum's review it's being reworked for the final piece. It didn't fit quite right on the proto.

Randy_S
12-20-2008, 05:16 PM
I'm glad the final wait for this is almost over, otherwise I'd dehydrate from drooling over the pics. But then, I might have that happen when mine arrives, crap!

firefly2121
12-20-2008, 11:21 PM
WOW...Thanks for the pics P1XAR, I cant wait for that..I didnt think it was as close to the Mil. Falcon in size.

firefly2121
12-21-2008, 11:34 PM
If you guys are going to order this you have about 1hr & 20 min. left.

yodasan
12-23-2008, 12:30 AM
These seem to be selling faster than anticipated.

yodasan
12-23-2008, 08:38 AM
I love this but I can't afford it right now and it should be interesting to see how this does on the Secondary Market because MR's old Studio Scales notoriously took major dives......

It will be even more interesting to see what happens on the secondary
market with the change in the edition size.

BigC208
12-24-2008, 03:09 PM
Secondary market...If the state of the economy remains the same for a while the dealers will end up selling these at cost or maybe with a little profit. Never liked the idea that they got the dealers involved. They're the reason that the MR Falcon nose dived in value. If EFX had just kept everything direct mail only, you would have had a better price baseline. Since we don't know what the dealers pay for these X-Wings there's no sure way of knowing what the going price will be in 6 to 12 months.

On the other hand if the economy turns around and dough flushes the streets again...Look what the Icon X-Wing goes for if and when one shows up.

What also bothered me a bit is that we had to pull the trigger before ever seeing a production model. P1XR's prototype foto's almost made me bite but I think in 12 months I will be able to get one between (I know, wishfull thinking)$600-$800. It can keep my $900 MR Falcon company.(That was wishfull thinking that worked out right).

Even though I have not bought one, I'am still glad the guys at Efx went through the trouble of making Red 5 available for the collectors. I also understand why they have to involve dealers and the bussines model that they use. Just a sign of the times. Hopefully in the future they can just sell direct to us without dealer involvement.

yodasan
12-24-2008, 11:53 PM
I don't know what the arrangements are between efx and the AD - but given the way
that efx has now terminated the edition size it would seem sensible for the
AD to get no more than they have already on preorder. If that is the case then the
only ones that are ever made will be the ones that were preordered by collectors.
Of course there could be some preorders made in hopes of there being a tertiary market...

SolidLiquidFox
12-25-2008, 06:32 AM
Some dealers obviously ordered more than the orders they received. That's why they still have them available for sale. Once they start arriving at collector's homes and the first hand reviews come in, they will either sell out or the retailer will raise the price to make an extra profit.

Randy_S
12-28-2008, 03:05 PM
This will probably end up being as hard or harder to aquire than the Y-Wing on the secondary market, it's a more iconic ship, and unless some dealers or collectors ordered extra, it will be rare for someone to give theirs up.

slynger
12-30-2008, 07:39 PM
edition size is 838 !!!

The Mike
12-30-2008, 07:46 PM
Huh...what an odd ES....you'd think they'd at least go up to 840 or even 850 just to round it off.

icruise
12-30-2008, 08:08 PM
Wow, that's a low ES. Makes me think that this won't be easy to find on the secondary market -- at least not for a low price. If you were to buy one of the remaining ones still available from dealers, would you still get the autograph plate?

The Mike
12-30-2008, 08:12 PM
Depends on the economy. If its still bad around the time of release you'll see people canceling out on this and you'll find it at least at retail still. In the long run though you'll see it rise definitely

Randy_S
12-30-2008, 08:26 PM
If you were to buy one of the remaining ones still available from dealers, would you still get the autograph plate?


Yes, all of them come with one. I'm curious as to how many extra that some AD's ordered, I would be surprised if there are more than 5 available.

icruise
12-30-2008, 09:10 PM
is there a list of the ADs that carry eFX stuff?

slynger
12-30-2008, 09:19 PM
is there a list of the ADs that carry eFX stuff?

5 total;

razors edge collectibles
toynk
cozmictoys (sp?)

and I'm not sure of the other 2

Randy_S
12-30-2008, 09:32 PM
Are you looking for one icruise?

icruise
12-30-2008, 09:36 PM
Well, I really can't afford one at this point, so I guess I shouldn't be. :(

yodasan
12-30-2008, 11:02 PM
toynk appears to have 88 left so still a fair number available for preorder

Wish
12-31-2008, 02:18 AM
5 total;

razors edge collectibles
toynk
cozmictoys (sp?)

and I'm not sure of the other 2

toynk is no AD.
The current AD's are:

-Brian’s Toys
-Razor’s Edge Collectibles
-Starwarsshop.com
-Cozmictoyz.com

The Mike
12-31-2008, 02:19 AM
ToyNk usually plays middleman. They buy them direct not as an AD and they sell them usually at retail but then after the price increases so does theirs.

SolidLiquidFox
12-31-2008, 06:39 AM
Huh...what an odd ES....you'd think they'd at least go up to 840 or even 850 just to round it off.

I guess they really didn't want to get stuck with ANY at all. :D

jkno
01-01-2009, 07:04 AM
Toy Palace (Germany) have the X-Wing as well, but pretty expensive.

slynger
01-02-2009, 12:43 PM
As quoted by Amy from eFX Collectibles;

Here is the list of our ADs:

-Toynk.com
-Brian’s Toys
-Razor’s Edge Collectibles
-Starwarsshop.com
-Cozmictoyz.com

Vader AL
01-02-2009, 02:10 PM
As quoted by Amy from eFX Collectibles;

Here is the list of our ADs:

-Toynk.com
-Brian’s Toys
-Razor’s Edge Collectibles
-Starwarsshop.com
-Cozmictoyz.com

i noticed razor's edge has free domestic shipping......

zoid2323
01-02-2009, 03:58 PM
I ordered from Razor's Edge for the free shipping then efx also did it oh well Mike's CS is really good.

yodasan
01-02-2009, 10:11 PM
I went with Mike too.

SolidLiquidFox
01-03-2009, 05:40 AM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/watermark.php?file=88290

Darklord Dave
01-03-2009, 04:05 PM
Looks like these won't be individually numbered? Serial Number 001 to me, says that it's the first piece, and every one of them will have a plaque just like that.

But I'm glad I got in on it.

SolidLiquidFox
01-03-2009, 04:14 PM
It's a sample. They will be individually numbered.

zoid2323
01-03-2009, 06:10 PM
It's a sample. They will be individually numbered.

Thats what I thought thanks for the info.:D

Vader AL
02-01-2009, 11:09 AM
should be shipping soon?

Randy_S
02-02-2009, 11:54 AM
Late February is when they expect to start shipping them, the boat is scheduled to arrive on the 15th.

SolidLiquidFox
02-02-2009, 12:48 PM
I see Toynk.com went for broke and still has a bunch of these available for preorder

firefly2121
02-10-2009, 03:19 PM
Dude on RS has in hand pics of efx XWing...

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3567409&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=27&vc=1

Darklord Dave
02-10-2009, 09:37 PM
Cool. He's in China though, so we have a little while to wait.

That was the first I'd heard about the other base too - that looks kind of cool. Looks like the top unscrews. It might be cool to put a transparent plexi cover on the big base and put a photo of the deathstar detail under the plexi.

Vader AL
02-10-2009, 09:53 PM
Cool. He's in China though, so we have a little while to wait.

That was the first I'd heard about the other base too - that looks kind of cool. Looks like the top unscrews. It might be cool to put a transparent plexi cover on the big base and put a photo of the deathstar detail under the plexi.

What do you mean, I missed that part?

EDIT: Nevermind, I found it. fyi for those who were wondering:

from Bryan of eFX:

OK, I have been reading all of your comments and assumptions in regards to the acrylic cover and I think it is now time to address this issue.

As most of you have already determined, it is about the economics of it. The cost to produce in Asia has increased significantly, especially in the last year. This includes everything from raw materials and labor to transportation. Also, we only use factories that conform to China's new Code of Conduct (C.O.C.) which oversees human rights, wages, hours, etc.

So, we had to make the difficult decision to either increase the price of the product accordingly or revise the product to try to hold the purchase price. Obviously, it was not an option to reduce the quality or materials of the actual prop.

After much consideration (and debate), we concluded that the best option was to remove the acrylic cover. We felt that this is a component that can fairly easily be sourced locally by the consumers. There are even people on Rebelscum and the RPF that can supply these. The base is designed to accommodate a cover just like MR, so it would be an easy add-on. Also, it can be easily purchased later in case cost was an issue when you purchased the original prop.

We have looked into supplying a cover to be purchased separately, but the costing did not make sense, since you can make it for about the same price here. It is important to understand that the savings in manufacturing overseas is for most part in the labor content. The cost of raw materials, especially metal and plastic, is consistent worldwide.

As for the X-wing, we decided to make a full/base cover available separately since we understand this would be very difficult for the consumer to design and source.

I know that many will continue to debate this, but I think it is important that you understand our position.

Thanks for your understanding!

Bryan

nash
02-10-2009, 11:17 PM
Gotta maintain that 1000% profit margin somehow :rolleyes::D

yodasan
02-10-2009, 11:35 PM
Dude on RS has in hand pics of efx XWing...

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=3567409&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=27&vc=1

And the RPF is in an uproar....

http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=56531

icruise
02-10-2009, 11:39 PM
Those guys are never happy. :lol

yodasan
02-10-2009, 11:46 PM
Those guys are never happy. :lol

Well - this time I think they have some legitimate concerns - the
comments are overblown, but still. I think we need to see more in-hand
pictures though.

Vader AL
02-11-2009, 08:46 AM
yeah those guys are looking for perfection, but most of us want an X-wing that looks like an X-wing and looks like it cost what it actually cost. i'm waiting for more in-hand pics before I pass judgement.

Darth Waller
02-11-2009, 08:54 AM
And people think SW Sideshow Freaks b*tch too much.

P1X4R
02-11-2009, 08:33 PM
http://efxcollectibles.com/email/X-Wing/X-WING-UPDATE-2_02.gif

Darth Waller
02-11-2009, 10:05 PM
Way to go, Fedex!

yodasan
02-12-2009, 12:00 AM
Probably ended up in the same warehouse where the MR Spec Ops helmet plaques went...

Darklord Dave
02-12-2009, 02:48 PM
I'm anxious to get this, I'm glad I'm not so picky that all the joy is sucked out of everything.

Darth Waller
02-12-2009, 03:22 PM
Probably ended up in the same warehouse where the MR Spec Ops helmet plaques went...

I've got 3 of those plaques at home. I need to put them on eBay.

Randy_S
02-12-2009, 06:04 PM
I can't wait for mine to arrive. Between this and the Tusken PF, this will be a great year for me even if I don't purchase anything else.

apache_rulez
02-12-2009, 08:50 PM
I just hope they would produce a studio scale slave 1

Darth Waller
02-12-2009, 09:13 PM
I just hope they would produce a studio scale slave 1

That will come some day and will probably be their biggest seller.

Randy_S
02-12-2009, 09:15 PM
They've already been working on the Slave 1, it has a good chance of being their next studio scale prop. It might not be up for sale until next year though.

yodasan
02-12-2009, 10:32 PM
I've got 3 of those plaques at home. I need to put them on eBay.

You have three numbered Spec Ops plaques?

apache_rulez
02-13-2009, 02:18 AM
They've already been working on the Slave 1, it has a good chance of being their next studio scale prop. It might not be up for sale until next year though.

Its ok i can wait to save up money

Darth Con
02-18-2009, 07:27 PM
Hello everyone, i am new here. I am in Australia and was about to complete my X Wing order when i saw how much they wanted to ship this thing, $337 USD! And thats the cheap option! I dont get it, the MR Falcon only cost $101 USD to ship here and thats a lot larger in size. With our exchange rate dropping even more in the past day this is gona really hurt. I considered cancelling but apparently the deposit is non refundable, and thats like a $550 deposit. Anyone else in Australia order one of these X Wings?

icruise
02-18-2009, 07:35 PM
The falcon really only cost $101 to ship from the US to Australia? It cost more than that for me to get it to Illinois from California.

But yes, $337 is a lot. efX has had some issues with international shipping prices being too high.

otto
02-19-2009, 02:25 AM
Hello everyone, i am new here. I am in Australia and was about to complete my X Wing order when i saw how much they wanted to ship this thing, $337 USD! And thats the cheap option! I dont get it, the MR Falcon only cost $101 USD to ship here and thats a lot larger in size. With our exchange rate dropping even more in the past day this is gona really hurt. I considered cancelling but apparently the deposit is non refundable, and thats like a $550 deposit. Anyone else in Australia order one of these X Wings?

Was thinking of buying through a retaler here in australia but 2500 dollars is alot of money so im still thinkin about it.

raider
02-19-2009, 10:28 AM
i dunno if to buy this......... cheapest i found it for is £999 is that bad or good?

Darth Con
02-19-2009, 04:54 PM
Was thinking of buying through a retaler here in australia but 2500 dollars is alot of money so im still thinkin about it.

Yes i was thinkin about getting it from the same place, it will save all the customs hassles and also worked out to be about $200 cheaper then getting it straight from efx. i am considering it also. but ye it is a lot of money, especially for this economic time.
I just cant help how awesome it would look next to the MR Falcon, i feel the dark side is pulling me over...... :emperor

Darth Con
02-19-2009, 05:07 PM
The falcon really only cost $101 to ship from the US to Australia? It cost more than that for me to get it to Illinois from California.

But yes, $337 is a lot. efX has had some issues with international shipping prices being too high.

Ye it cost only $101, (actually it was $102, i had a look last night, commercial invoice is still stuck on the box) with DHL to Australia. I dont know how MR managed to ship them internationally for so cheap, i have seen them on ebay with prices like $1500 for shipping in the past.
I know efx is shipping the x wings within the USA for free, but with such a high international shipping price you would think they could have at least offered some kind of discount for international customers.

Darklord Dave
02-21-2009, 07:48 PM
Just got this yesterday. I like it a lot. The lights are amazing, but darned hard to photograph. The instruments in the cockpit light up as does R2, but I couldn't get a decent photo showing that.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/images/xwing2.jpg

http://sideshowcollectors.com/images/xwing3.jpg

http://sideshowcollectors.com/images/xwing4.jpg

http://sideshowcollectors.com/images/xwing5.jpg

http://sideshowcollectors.com/images/xwing6.jpg

Vader AL
02-21-2009, 08:16 PM
Thanks for the pics Dave. So is it worth the money paid for it?

Any cons?

yodasan
02-21-2009, 09:22 PM
How did you get yours on Friday Dave? Bryan said that Fedex only picked up the first batch from efx on Friday.

Anyway - thanks for the pix. How do you like it in person? not too toy-like? :rolleyes:

zoid2323
02-21-2009, 10:16 PM
Looks great Dave. How's the paint in person?

Darklord Dave
02-21-2009, 11:20 PM
I'm digging it a lot actually. I think it looks fantastic. I had the Hasbro x-wing, which I'd always thought was pretty decent, but it was nothing compared to this. Whether it's worth the money - that's a question everyone will have to ask themselves. Apart from the Falcon, it's about as definitive a SW collectible you can get, so if you only have one item in your SW collection, it should be this.

It's a little hard to get onto the stand and the instructions say that you MUST have 2 people to do it. But I was able to do it myself. The cocpit detail is really great and the as I said, I'm very impressed with the lightup feature, both in the ckpit and the engines. There's some lightbleed on R2, but it doesn't really detract from the look.

The wings open and close very easily.

I could see where some people might have issues with the weathering. Some of the blaster scarring looks like an airbrush did it, but I'm betting it did on the original studio model too.


And in case anyone was wondering - I was told the signed plaques are still lost by FedEx. Mark will sign new ones after WonderCon if the other ones can't be found.

nash
02-21-2009, 11:30 PM
I think the definitive SW collectible should be Luke ANH 1:1 replica lightsaber.

Anakin
02-22-2009, 03:35 PM
This looks AMAZING!,.. need to get me one of these,...a must have if you are a SW fan!!,..

icruise
02-22-2009, 03:42 PM
I think the definitive SW collectible should be Luke ANH 1:1 replica lightsaber.

I think it depends on the person. (I'm partial to a 1:1 C-3PO for some reason ;) but others might prefer the Millennium Falcon or Darth Vader's mask). In any case, the X-wing is certainly right up there in terms of iconic Star Wars things, and this is probably going to be the definitive X-wing collectible for some time.

Darth Con
02-22-2009, 06:26 PM
The X Wing looks awesome Darklord Dave. I was just wandering, does anyone think the 'grey' on the efx x wing cockpit is a bit too dark?
I found some pics of a model x wing from a star wars exhibition and it looks a lot lighter and a bit more toned to the rest of the x wing body...

Qrest Fourstar
02-22-2009, 07:25 PM
The X Wing looks awesome Darklord Dave. I was just wandering, does anyone think the 'grey' on the efx x wing cockpit is a bit too dark?
I found some pics of a model x wing from a star wars exhibition and it looks a lot lighter and a bit more toned to the rest of the x wing body...

Those are the pics of the 5 foot xwing made for ROTJ. The efx is made from rare pics of the original x-wing used in the making of ANH. A model that does not exist in it's original form any longer.

Darklord Dave
02-22-2009, 10:42 PM
The X Wing looks awesome Darklord Dave. I was just wandering, does anyone think the 'grey' on the efx x wing cockpit is a bit too dark?
I found some pics of a model x wing from a star wars exhibition and it looks a lot lighter and a bit more toned to the rest of the x wing body...

I really don't see any difference in the color - the lighting in my photos may make it appear a bit brighter.

yodasan
02-22-2009, 11:48 PM
I think the definitive SW collectible should be Luke ANH 1:1 replica lightsaber.

But which version nash? :D

Nolocke
02-22-2009, 11:54 PM
I think it depends on the person. (I'm partial to a 1:1 C-3PO for some reason ;) but others might prefer the Millennium Falcon or Darth Vader's mask). In any case, the X-wing is certainly right up there in terms of iconic Star Wars things, and this is probably going to be the definitive X-wing collectible for some time.

Definitely agree, the 1:1 droids are the definitive Star Wars collectible. How much cooler does it get then having lifesize droids that look like they came straight out of the movie into your living room.

Darth Con
02-23-2009, 01:15 AM
But which version nash? :D

I like the ANH MR SE, although i think the activator switch calculator bubble thingy on the SE/LE is backwards, or upside down, or facing the wrong way, however u might like to put it.

I havent seen the ELITE edition in person but i think this is the correct design and it faces the right way.

Personally i love the ESB 1:1 MR SE Saber, It has a great machined type finish thats not exactly chrome like the ELITE ANH or as dull as the SE/LE ANH finish.

EFX XWing is definately up there though and would be one of the only things id keep if i ever had to sell my collection.

I would however love to have a 1:1 Darth Vader standing in the loung room with working lights! :emperor

SolidLiquidFox
02-23-2009, 10:04 AM
The Elite ANH Luke is based on promotion pictures where the box is facing the "wrong way" if you are looking for movie accuracy.

Amanaman
02-23-2009, 10:18 AM
And in case anyone was wondering - I was told the signed plaques are still lost by FedEx. Mark will sign new ones after WonderCon if the other ones can't be found.

The lost plaques were unsigned, so they're making them over again for Mark to sign.

Randy_S
02-24-2009, 02:00 PM
Mine arrived a little while ago, and it is simply amazing.

yodasan
02-24-2009, 02:42 PM
You like the paint job?

Randy_S
02-24-2009, 03:59 PM
Yes I do, every photo to date has not captured the look. It has a lot more weathering than what we've seen, it does look dirty.

Randy_S
02-25-2009, 12:14 PM
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll74/shandor74/xwing1-1.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll74/shandor74/xwing3.jpg
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll74/shandor74/xwing5.jpg

jrice73
02-25-2009, 11:56 PM
I have to say that the more and more I see of this bad boy the more I like it. I may actually take the plunge and order one from BIGBADTOYSTORE since they have preordered a few and will have them in stock soon. I think photos really cannot do this thing justice. In the newer photos that have been put up you can see the weathering and there is quite a bit there which is just right. What the hell...I'm going to try to score one.

thx217
02-26-2009, 01:04 AM
Isn't she beautiful?

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/565/img29441.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8705/img2962i.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/600/img2906q.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2521/img3062d.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9897/img29931.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
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http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4148/img3022y.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

thx217
02-26-2009, 01:05 AM
Efx on Icons Death Star base.

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/4052/img3117.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3111/img3136.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2731/img31263.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2876/img3142k.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Wingman.

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/6315/img3165.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/6506/img3167.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5949/img3150c.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7463/img30481.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

thx217
02-26-2009, 01:05 AM
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5117/img3097.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8011/img3082.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/4219/img2920.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9671/img2903.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/8299/img2896.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1332/img29391.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6050/img3055.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6636/img3057.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/898/img3060.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3845/img3018m.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

firefly2121
02-26-2009, 01:11 AM
WOW...WOW...

I cant wait to get mine...It sucks that I had to go on Flex pay...Thanks for sharing pics THX217 & Randy S...By chance THX what type of camera are you using???

thx217
02-26-2009, 01:13 AM
WOW...WOW...

I cant wait to get mine...It sucks that I had to go on Flex pay...Thanks for sharing pics THX217 & Randy S...By chance THX what type of camera are you using???

Newbie on Cannon Rebel XSi, hand held. Yeah....I need a tripod. :banghead

firefly2121
02-26-2009, 02:27 AM
Newbie on Cannon Rebel XSi, hand held. Yeah....I did a tripod. :banghead

Looks great..I need to get me a new Digital SLR Cannon or even Nikon...but with toys like the EFX Wing and SS Grievous bust coming, its hard to save money to get one...

Maybe the wife will buy one for me with the Tax return..

zoid2323
02-26-2009, 06:12 AM
Fantastic pics thx it looks great on the Icons Deathstar base mine comes on Saturday I really cant wait now.:D

big al
02-26-2009, 07:12 AM
how big is the Icons X wing?
Really like that one!

averone
02-28-2009, 03:37 PM
My X-wing!
I love this!
What is going to be next from EFX?


http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/averone_07/IMG_2872.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/averone_07/IMG_2874.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/averone_07/IMG_2875.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u249/averone_07/IMG_2876.jpg

yodasan
02-28-2009, 08:21 PM
Next up is probably the extreme Obi-wan ANH saber. Maybe a McQ Vader helmet
sometime soon too.

Vader AL
02-28-2009, 08:35 PM
I think I may bite on the Obi saber....really like the new feature.

nash
02-28-2009, 08:41 PM
But which version nash? :D

that is a great question my friend. damn you rocket scientists :D

Vader AL
02-28-2009, 08:53 PM
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nash
02-28-2009, 10:16 PM
they need to hurry up and release that already.

apache_rulez
03-01-2009, 01:44 AM
Next up is probably the extreme Obi-wan ANH saber. Maybe a McQ Vader helmet
sometime soon too.

I can't wait for the obi wan lightsaber.

Rook
07-28-2009, 05:43 PM
Kevin at eFX just e-mailed to confirm the receipt of my order for this. :) I'll not have it until October, as I put it on layaway. (eFX's version of Flexpay, I suppose. Nice.)

Thanks for helping to push me over the edge, Dave.

slynger
07-29-2009, 07:43 AM
you won't be disappointed, Monk. Everything about this piece is amazing!!!