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King Darkness
12-12-2008, 04:47 PM
Just a place to go for those still looking for hobbits.

Frodo:

http://www.gijoeelite.com/f_itemPart.asp?strPart=GIST-9212

http://www.monkeydepot.com/Sideshow_Lord_of_the_Rings_Frodo_Baggins_9212_p/bs0157.htm

http://www.redplanettoys.com/rpt_onesixth_other.html




Sam:

http://www.gijoeelite.com/f_itemPart.asp?strPart=GIST-9213

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10509&mode=retail

http://www.redplanettoys.com/rpt_onesixth_other.html



Loose parts:

http://shop.toyanxiety.net/category.sc?categoryId=367


Post any other places if you guys want.

The Ween
12-12-2008, 05:03 PM
If I get a Sam and Frodo to make Merry and Pip, would I need anymore parts?

pixletwin
12-12-2008, 05:05 PM
one more frodo jacket

Wor-Gar
12-12-2008, 10:31 PM
I have concerns about the ability of Frodo's coat to serve as Pippin's.

First, you have to be able to sew... to shorten it to the proper length.

Second, it's red/brown...and might not bleach well. If it doesn't, or turns some weird bright shade, it will be very difficult if not impossible to DYE it to the correct BLUE shade.

I'm still on the hunt for a jacket that can work for Pip with easy dying.

pixletwin
12-12-2008, 10:32 PM
Let us know what you find.

King Darkness
12-12-2008, 10:34 PM
Yeah, keep us informed.

I am not looking for 100% film accuracy, hell even if Sideshow had made them there is a good chance they would not have bee completely accurate. Passable is what I am looking for at this point.

pixletwin
12-12-2008, 10:37 PM
The sculpts will sell the figs as likenesses more than the minute detail in the clothing..... but I am still going to do everything in power to make them as accurate as possible. Even if that means learning how to sew! :lol

King Darkness
12-12-2008, 10:47 PM
Even if that means learning how to sew! :lol

You cant honestly be telling me that at least one of your 9 wives cant sew?!?!?!?!

RUBBISH!

Wor-Gar
12-12-2008, 10:47 PM
Believe it or not I'm searching 'Barbie' for the jacket. :D Don't kill me. That doesn't necessarily mean it will be "Barbie" clothing, it's just that a lot of odd bits get thrown into that area. And I have found many unique clothing items that way before. You have to be really patient and diligent though. But I'm sure there must be a simple jacket that is either white or tan (to be dyed) or blue that could work. Plus, being for a "Barbie" type doll it should be smaller cut and fit the Hobbit nicely. But it may take several weeks...and there's no guarantee there will be mass numbers of that jacket type if found.

That said, nothing on there right now.

thamesvalidude
12-13-2008, 03:24 AM
The sculpts will sell the figs as likenesses more than the minute detail in the clothing..... but I am still going to do everything in power to make them as accurate as possible. Even if that means learning how to sew! :lol

Oooh no, too far. I don't do laundry and I sure don't sew!

lerath666
12-13-2008, 07:48 AM
thats someting i want to learn. sewing i mean. such a useful skill.

icruise
12-14-2008, 12:20 PM
Cornerstore comics has Sam on clearance for around $52. No Frodo though.

Blu Falcon
12-14-2008, 12:31 PM
I ordered up a regular Frodo from Red Planet and picked up an extra Sam sword and scabbard set from Toy Anxiety. I think I've got the bases covered for weapons. I don't feel the need to pay a premium price for Frodo's Weathertop sword and scabbard exclusive.

Blu Falcon
12-14-2008, 12:34 PM
Cornerstore comics has Sam on clearance for around $52. No Frodo though.

Looks like that's where I'll be picking up my second Sam body. Thanks for the heads up.

superdoug
12-15-2008, 06:16 AM
i'm tempted to pick up the extra coat and then i think i'll have all the pieces from the sideshow hobbits

icruise
12-15-2008, 09:51 AM
Fireside Collectibles lists both hobbits as "preorders" but they might be another option.

ProgMatinee
12-15-2008, 09:54 AM
I might play the field for a while here. Even after the sculpt is done it'll be many moons for a painter to get done with it.

pixletwin
12-15-2008, 09:55 AM
Fireside is not a functioning company right now as far as I know. Bob hasn't updated his site in ages. So I would stay clear of Fireside as an alternative for now.

icruise
12-15-2008, 09:55 AM
Really? Hmm. Duly noted.

King Darkness
12-15-2008, 11:01 AM
Fireside is not a functioning company right now as far as I know. Bob hasn't updated his site in ages. So I would stay clear of Fireside as an alternative for now.

:lecture

I wonder how Bod is doing these days?

pixletwin
12-15-2008, 11:05 AM
I haven't even seen him on chat for a long time. :dunno

King Darkness
12-15-2008, 11:16 AM
I just looked, his last log on here was 7-29 :horror

I wonder if Dannie still talks to him?

Hope all is good with him.

Blu Falcon
12-16-2008, 08:57 PM
I now have the bodies I need at this point. I'll have to pick up an extra one before we go public with these things, before Sam and Frodo become a hot commodity and scarce. I do have to finish a Bilbo custom after all. :lol

pixletwin
12-16-2008, 09:05 PM
I got my Bilbo today. Its amazing how so many things about TB Bilbo/Gimli are surprisingly good whilst other things about them are utter crap.

lerath666
12-16-2008, 11:09 PM
i still need to snag sam and frodo, but i'm waiting till i see the sculpts.

icruise
12-16-2008, 11:19 PM
That could be a while. I wouldn't be surprised if the supply has dried up by then.

lerath666
12-17-2008, 01:02 AM
Doubtful. You can even still get Jedi Lukes if you know where to look. They might become scarce, but I do not see the supply completely disappearing.
Also, it helps that I'm not afraid of getthing them secondhand, or off of ebay.

icruise
12-17-2008, 01:18 AM
Well I'm not saying they're going to completely disappear. Of course all Sideshow figures can be gotten on the secondary market. But if you want a new one at a reasonable price, the options are dwindling.

lerath666
12-17-2008, 05:18 AM
granted. The other problem is i've got too much shipping atm, so I've not got the extra cash to spend on them...
that, And My kitbashed punisher took up my extra spending money this month :lol

But Truth be told, I Don't mind waiting. Nor Do I mind paying a little more down the line if I've got to. Hell, i've stil not yet gotten Boramir. I'l likely get the hobbits around february I think. And the sculpts before that, If they're offered.

ProgMatinee
12-17-2008, 06:04 AM
I'm waiting as well. If push comes to shove, I'll convert the parts I have from Frodo and Sam now and just wait to replace them later.

Our group of 20-50 is small compared to the thousands that aren't doing customs. Eventually when people get mad that SSC canceled the line they will be dumping.

FlyAndFight
12-17-2008, 08:03 AM
I still need to pick up two more hobbits as well. I got a loose hobbit body from someone here at the Freaks board but it arrived with a busted shoulder. :( It was clearly broken prior to shipping. I didn't notice until several days later, when I when to work on my Bilbo and the arm literally fell off. I have to see if it's repairable or else that's still another hobbit to pick up...

pixletwin
12-17-2008, 08:28 AM
The Hobbit bodies have forearms that intentionally come detached. Not sure if you knew that or not, but they snap right back on.

FlyAndFight
12-17-2008, 08:57 AM
Yep, but this one is busted at the shoulder. I could see the broken piece of plastic as well.

I had already left the guy positive feedback here before noticing the damage. (though he never returned the favor, as have several others I've had successful deals with, for some reason...) :confused:

I don't feel like going through the trouble with him for a measly ten bucks. I'll see if I can fix it and worst case scenerio, super-glue it back on. Will limit Bilbo's articulation but I plan on having him in a simple standing pose anyway.

pixletwin
12-17-2008, 09:16 AM
You can retract feedback. Just make sure you specify why. :lecture

ProgMatinee
12-17-2008, 09:34 AM
That sucks about your Hobbit. There must have been a reason he was selling the loose body for $10 in the first place...that was may have been it?

Anyway, I don't have the Toy Biz body, is it really that bad? For someone as undynamic as Bilbo anyway.

pixletwin
12-17-2008, 09:37 AM
The TB body is pretty terrible and the plastic is of very low quality. It just looks bad let alone the crappy articulation.

FlyAndFight
12-17-2008, 03:21 PM
I'm not going to bother with the retraction. I haven't even confronted the guy about it. I put the figure away and will deal with it later. It's for Bilbo so no dynamic pose needed. Good news is that I've got a "Sam" on the way. Still need a "Frodo" and whatever extra items from both is required. Need to review Pix's checklist once again! ;)

lerath666
12-17-2008, 03:26 PM
MY samwise was like that right out of the box. if you got other hobbits from sideshow, sent him back and they sent me another one.

Blu Falcon
12-17-2008, 04:25 PM
Okay. Which one of you scalawags snatched up that Frodo I was trying to snipe on ebay late last night? :tap

:lol

superdoug
12-18-2008, 06:13 AM
not me i already have some many hobbits that i think the wife will kill me if i get another.

1 frodo
1 samwise
1 frodo for pipin or merry
1 samwise for pipin or merry
1 extra frodo because well these hobbits are fun and and you can never have enough and for $28 shipped i could pass it up.

i guess i did my share to try and get these sold out. never bought two of a figure besides lotr ones

pixletwin
12-18-2008, 08:03 AM
He he.. Sounds just like me.

I have 3 Sams (two of those are Merry and Pippin) and 2 Frodos (Merry). I also ordered 3 extra Frodo jackets. :lol

icruise
12-18-2008, 08:07 AM
Yep, but this one is busted at the shoulder. I could see the broken piece of plastic as well.

I had already left the guy positive feedback here before noticing the damage. (though he never returned the favor, as have several others I've had successful deals with, for some reason...) :confused:

I don't feel like going through the trouble with him for a measly ten bucks. I'll see if I can fix it and worst case scenerio, super-glue it back on. Will limit Bilbo's articulation but I plan on having him in a simple standing pose anyway.

Same thing happened with my Sam just from undressing and redressing him. As much as I hate to say it, these hobbit bodies kinda suck overall. I'd give him the benefit of the doubt. It's possible he had no idea it was broken. My broken Sam still holds together just from his clothes being on him.

superdoug
12-18-2008, 10:14 AM
i'm tempted to go order an extra jacket.

i don't think i ever could or would get all this extra stuff for any other line

ProgMatinee
12-19-2008, 12:03 PM
:monkey2 Shouldn't have to...

Entropy
12-19-2008, 01:22 PM
Are there even extra jackets left to be had?

pixletwin
12-19-2008, 01:29 PM
no more at Toy Anxiety. :(

Blu Falcon
12-19-2008, 07:06 PM
I still need one more Frodo for the Bilbo build. Those of you who have all the hobbits you need for your customs happen to come across one for cheap let me know. :)

pixletwin
12-19-2008, 07:09 PM
Check out the PippIn and Merry Chances thread. There is a link there for a $52 frodo.

Blu Falcon
12-19-2008, 07:13 PM
Check out the PippIn and Merry Chances thread. There is a link there for a $52 frodo.

I seriously need to find one for less. My wallet has taken an ass whuppin' lately. :(

EDIT: Ahhh... screw it. Ordered. :duff

lerath666
12-19-2008, 10:31 PM
Was gonna nab one of those, but they're gone now. I wish sidesho still had frodo in stock. I've got enough points to get him for free. might just go ahead and get a sam though...

superdoug
12-20-2008, 08:56 PM
yeah now that i'm thinking of making a bilbo i sure wouldn't mind finding one more sam and frodo. i kind of liked the idea of having two sams and frodo since you could put one set with the fellowship and the other set somewhere else. right now i'll be one sam short of the once merry and pips heads come in and if i make bilbo then i'll be out the extra frodo. i wish sideshow would just sell some hobbit bodies to help make it cheaper to make a bilbo.

Blu Falcon
12-21-2008, 02:37 PM
Sam and Frodo ON SALE at www.echobasetoys.com (http://www.echobasetoys.com/Sideshow_Pages/Sideshow_Action_Figures/Sideshow_Lord_of_the_Rings.htm) for $55 (free shipping until 22 December for boxed figure purchases over $100)

pixletwin
12-21-2008, 04:46 PM
Nice find Blu. For anyone who needs both Hobbit bodies now is the time. $100 + free shipping is a great deal.

Entropy
12-21-2008, 05:50 PM
Nice find Blu. For anyone who needs both Hobbit bodies now is the time. $100 + free shipping is a great deal.

Not to quibble, but it's $110.

King Darkness
12-21-2008, 07:25 PM
I'm hoping I can find a loose complete Frodo for cheap.

The Ween
12-21-2008, 07:27 PM
I'm hoping I can find a loose complete Frodo for cheap.

I was hoping to use live.com cashback but it's showing 0 right now. Figures. :mad:

pixletwin
12-21-2008, 08:11 PM
Not to quibble, but it's $110.

Thank you Einstein. :lol

King Darkness
12-21-2008, 08:16 PM
Hey EC, did you say you could do a few more rings and chains?

If so I would like one.

Entropy
12-21-2008, 08:34 PM
Thank you Einstein. :lol

No problem, Rain Man. :lol


Hey EC, did you say you could do a few more rings and chains?

If so I would like one.

Yeah, I've got a growing list of peeps who want one. I've sourced some more and will be offering them again shortly. I hope to offer a couple more things soon as well. Still hafta post those finished Gimli head pics, too. :duh

King Darkness
12-21-2008, 08:37 PM
Awesome! Good to know EC!

Blu Falcon
12-21-2008, 09:57 PM
Hey EC, did you say you could do a few more rings and chains?

If so I would like one.

Rings and chains?

Entropy
12-21-2008, 10:05 PM
Rings and chains?

custom One Ring. gold plated metal ring and silver chain to replace the craptastic plastic Sideshow one.

Wor-Gar
12-21-2008, 10:44 PM
custom One Ring. gold plated metal ring and silver chain to replace the craptastic plastic Sideshow one.

Yes, I hope I'm still on your list.

Entropy
12-21-2008, 10:48 PM
Yes, I hope I'm still on your list.

you bet, bro. Haven't forgotten about you! :duff

King Darkness
12-21-2008, 11:16 PM
I looked for pix of mine, I guess I never too pics:dunno

Anyway BluFalcon, EC's is 100x better than Sideshow!

Blu Falcon
12-22-2008, 06:27 AM
custom One Ring. gold plated metal ring and silver chain to replace the craptastic plastic Sideshow one.


I looked for pix of mine, I guess I never too pics:dunno

Anyway BluFalcon, EC's is 100x better than Sideshow!

Oh. I see. Where can I find pics of this? If you would be so kind Mr. Chicken, please add me to your wait list just in case someone falls off. :)

FlyAndFight
12-30-2008, 10:35 AM
If anyone is still needing a Sideshow LOTR figure stand, head on over to Toy Anxiety and go to the "Legolas" loose parts section. Ron broke down a few more Legolas figures. I picked up a spare, just in case.

FlyAndFight
12-31-2008, 01:50 PM
LOL!

Well, they are all gone so someone(s) quietly picked them up! I hope it was people from out group!

carbo-fation
01-07-2009, 06:18 PM
Add me to your list again, EC. I'd love to have another one ring custom from you.:rock

The Josh
01-07-2009, 07:00 PM
I picked up Sam via a GC from SS. Got on the WL for a regular but may pick it up someplace via a link in the first post or via another location. Still gotta get another jacket.

carbo-fation
01-07-2009, 07:17 PM
I placed myself on the waitlist for Frodo excl. and regular. Let's see what happens.

The Josh
01-07-2009, 07:21 PM
I think getting one won't be hard. I'm thinking that getting just the jacket will be.

Edit: I won't want to send it all for Pix to work his magic till I have it all.

carbo-fation
01-07-2009, 07:22 PM
Yeah, he did an excellent job. I am hoping I can snag at least a jacket from somewhere but it'll be hard to do.

The Josh
01-07-2009, 07:26 PM
Yeah, he did an excellent job. I am hoping I can snag at least a jacket from somewhere but it'll be hard to do.

I should have been thinking and grabbed parts from TA when they had them up. I'm just glad Pix is willing to do this because I know I simply can't. I've tried stuff like this before and mucked it all up.

The Josh
01-10-2009, 12:59 AM
Anyone bought from Red Planet before? They have Frodo listed as instock.

The Josh
01-10-2009, 01:08 AM
Not red planet GI Joe one/.

Wor-Gar
01-10-2009, 12:00 PM
If anyone comes across loose Frodo or Sam clothes can you let me know? Please. Toy Anxiety is out of most everything.

I'll probably buy a second round of Frodo/Sam for everything, but I'm gonna need a 2nd Frodo jacket looks like. Can't find a suitable Pippin jacket anywhere else.

The Josh
01-10-2009, 12:03 PM
Yeah, I figure I'm gonna have to buy a 3rd Frodo to get a jacket. Just no loose parts anyplace.

The Ween
01-10-2009, 12:32 PM
Opinion.....is $117 shipped for 2 regular Frodos a good deal?

The Josh
01-10-2009, 01:13 PM
I think so. GI joe has him for $52.

The Ween
01-10-2009, 01:28 PM
I think so. GI joe has him for $52.

This was the price he quoted me, of course I'll see if he'll drop it a bit before I agree.

That would give me two extra Frodos and a Sam. That should do me I think.

The Josh
01-10-2009, 04:15 PM
Yeah, that should cover you.

carbo-fation
01-10-2009, 04:22 PM
This was the price he quoted me, of course I'll see if he'll drop it a bit before I agree.

That would give me two extra Frodos and a Sam. That should do me I think.

All you'll need is another Frodo jacket. Other then that you should be good.

The Ween
01-10-2009, 08:57 PM
All you'll need is another Frodo jacket. Other then that you should be good.

Would the other one be for Bilbo?

Entropy
01-10-2009, 09:22 PM
Would the other one be for Bilbo?

1 for Frodo (natch)
1 for Merry
1 for Pippin
1 for Bilbo

so if you've got 2 extra frodos and a sam, you've got enough bodies for the 3 custom hobbits, just need 1 more jacket, or you can use the toybiz Bilbo one as a place holder in the meantime.

carbo-fation
01-10-2009, 11:06 PM
Would the other one be for Bilbo?......

Yes. :D

The Josh
01-11-2009, 12:56 AM
I knew I should have bought the Faramir shirt last night. Sold out now @ TA. DANG!!

The Josh
01-11-2009, 01:42 AM
Ordered 2 Frodo's from the GI Joe site King listed. That takes care of that and my Sam is shipping from SS.

So I should have Merry and Pippin covered. I have Gimli's Elven Cloak covered. I'm talking with someone about an Ex Boromir to get an Elven cloak and vembraces for Aragorn. Just have to get a shirt now since I screwed up and didn't get one from TA.

The Ween
01-11-2009, 08:11 PM
Ordered 2 Frodo's from the GI Joe site King listed. That takes care of that and my Sam is shipping from SS.

So I should have Merry and Pippin covered. I have Gimli's Elven Cloak covered. I'm talking with someone about an Ex Boromir to get an Elven cloak and vembraces for Aragorn. Just have to get a shirt now since I screwed up and didn't get one from TA.

For Gimli, wouldn't a longer cloak be better than a hobbit cloak. Doesn't his almost hit the ground?

pixletwin
01-11-2009, 08:14 PM
I use a hobbit cloak on mine and it seems about right in comparison with the publicity stills.

The Josh
01-11-2009, 10:30 PM
I use a hobbit cloak on mine and it seems about right in comparison with the publicity stills.

Thats what I figured. Plus since the hobbit bodies I think are close to the same height as this Gimli it would work well enough.

pixletwin
01-11-2009, 10:54 PM
The normal ones are really a bit too long as well but I suppose you could tailor them so they are longer than the hobbit cloaks.

The Josh
01-11-2009, 11:09 PM
At least for me I plan on leaving it as long as it looks good.

The Josh
01-14-2009, 08:24 AM
My two Frodos from GI Joe Elite are supposed to ship today. So I should have everything next week to send off to you Pix.

pixletwin
01-14-2009, 08:25 AM
Can't wait. :)

The Josh
01-14-2009, 08:31 AM
Thnx again!! :rock Money sent 2 :)

FlyAndFight
01-14-2009, 08:53 AM
Josh, you are flying with these customs. I've got each figure in a zip-lock baggie just waiting for me to get some free time to work on them... :lol

Looking forward to seeing how your's come out.

The Josh
01-14-2009, 09:05 AM
Josh, you are flying with these customs. I've got each figure in a zip-lock baggie just waiting for me to get some free time to work on them... :lol

Looking forward to seeing how your's come out.

Yeah, I'm trying to make sure I have everything covered. Patience has never been something I've been good at. :lol After I saw how Pix made his look I was like man thats what I want and knowing I do not have the skill set to do that I went with option #1 (pix). It did get me moving on wanting to finally customize Aragorn to make him look more like what I wanted.

ProgMatinee
01-14-2009, 09:11 AM
What I'd love to see is Captain Faramir return from the depths of Moria with his Boromir cloaks.

pixletwin
01-14-2009, 09:13 AM
He came back under a different name but then disappeared again. His cloaks were really VERY good. It is too bad.

FlyAndFight
01-14-2009, 11:19 AM
He came back under a different name but then disappeared again. His cloaks were really VERY good. It is too bad.

Really??

Well golly gee-willikers!! :monkey5

I didn't know that he returned. What was his new moniker?

carbo-fation
01-15-2009, 07:03 PM
Got my Frodo excl. in mail today. Next week, I am getting my Sam excl. and an extra Frodo jacket. All I need now is one more Frodo and ToyBiz Bilbo.:D

The Ween
01-15-2009, 08:59 PM
Sam is now sold out!

pixletwin
01-15-2009, 09:04 PM
Awesome. about friggin time. Lets padourselves on the back because I am sure our projects had a lot to do with it. :)

Wor-Gar
01-15-2009, 09:33 PM
Awesome. about friggin time. Lets padourselves on the back because I am sure our projects had a lot to do with it. :)

:duff

Job well done.

carbo-fation
01-15-2009, 09:45 PM
Indeed. I purchased a Sam from sideshow.:D
On a sad note, I inspected my Frodo today and the left chest was cracked but not broken. Still usable though...

The Josh
01-15-2009, 10:56 PM
Sam arrived today. Frodo's have shipped. Things should be coming together to come to you pix shortly.

thenammagazine
01-16-2009, 01:02 AM
Sadly the fact that Sam sold out is just one step closer to Sideshow ridding themselves of any remainder of the LOTR 12" line. Once Gandalf's gone, they'll walk away clean. :lol

FlyAndFight
01-16-2009, 08:01 PM
Sadly the fact that Sam sold out is just one step closer to Sideshow ridding themselves of any remainder of the LOTR 12" line. Once Gandalf's gone, they'll walk away clean. :lol

True, but it does give one a "fool's hope" that they may say, "Hey, they sold out, let's get the line going again and finish the Fellowship, while we're at it!..."

Yeah, right... Who am I kidding?... :monkey2

thenammagazine
01-16-2009, 10:45 PM
True, but it does give one a "fool's hope" that they may say, "Hey, they sold out, let's get the line going again and finish the Fellowship, while we're at it!..."

Yeah, right... Who am I kidding?... :monkey2


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2118/2452653782_5089c64847.jpg?v=0

jason2885
01-17-2009, 11:12 PM
I was able to purchase a Sideshow Frodo exclusive and Sam exclusive from Ebay today for $100 and I got an extra Sam exclusive from Sideshow to use for Gimli a cloak. Now I just need an fat suit for Gimli and an extra Frodo jacket and now that I bought Bilbo so it looks like I need another Frodo.

carbo-fation
01-18-2009, 09:52 AM
I was able to purchase a Sideshow Frodo exclusive and Sam exclusive from Ebay today for $100 and I got an extra Sam exclusive from Sideshow to use for Gimli a cloak. Now I just need an fat suit for Gimli and an extra Frodo jacket and now that I bought Bilbo so it looks like I need another Frodo.

You only need 2 Frodos and 1 Sam plus an additional Frodo jacket. There's no reason to purchase another hobbit figure. Try contacting sideshow and see if they have any leftover jackets left? I emailed them the other day and they are sending me an extra one free of charge. Very nice of them.:D:rock

jason2885
01-18-2009, 10:40 AM
You only need 2 Frodos and 1 Sam plus an additional Frodo jacket. There's no reason to purchase another hobbit figure. Try contacting sideshow and see if they have any leftover jackets left? I emailed them the other day and they are sending me an extra one free of charge. Very nice of them.:D:rock

What did you tell them. I may try that. I still need to find at least one more Frodo to do Bilbo.


Also I need some more LOTR stands. Anyone know where I can find some.

carbo-fation
01-18-2009, 11:01 AM
I just told them that I needed an extra Frodo jacket. I didn't lie or anything. They were kind enough to send me one.:D

By the way, check out the thread in the For Sale section. Quadcent has a bunch of hobbits on sale.

jason2885
01-18-2009, 11:05 AM
I just told them that I needed an extra Frodo jacket. I didn't lie or anything. They were kind enough to send me one.:D

By the way, check out the thread in the For Sale section. Quadcent has a bunch of hobbits on sale.
Yep I already sent him a PM. Just waiting to get a reply. At that price I would buy two Frodos no problem. I will try and get an extra Frodo jacket that way then. What part of the request form did you check?

carbo-fation
01-18-2009, 11:12 AM
I used "other issues" form.

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/helpdesk/?p=177

King Darkness
01-18-2009, 04:57 PM
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48133

Frodo available.

jason2885
01-18-2009, 06:44 PM
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48133

Frodo available.

I found another one for about $55 today but anyway I did PM about the Boromir and Aragorn because I want to make a TTT Aragorn.

Blu Falcon
01-18-2009, 07:34 PM
Come get your cheap Sam and Frodo figures. http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48093

The Ween
01-19-2009, 10:14 AM
Anyone know of anymore cheaper Frodos? I jumped on the ones from Quadcent right away but he'd only sell me one. I asked Sideshow for a Frodo jacket as well. Thanks for the tips guys!

lcummins
01-19-2009, 10:31 AM
It really is amazing how fast Frodo and Sam sold out at Sideshow... once this project got underway... :D

The Ween
01-19-2009, 09:18 PM
I just told them that I needed an extra Frodo jacket. I didn't lie or anything. They were kind enough to send me one.:D

By the way, check out the thread in the For Sale section. Quadcent has a bunch of hobbits on sale.

I got an email from them and they said they'd pass it on and get back with me in 5-7 days. Is that the initial response you got?

jason2885
01-19-2009, 09:22 PM
Well they told me that they wouldnt give me one. :sick

The Ween
01-19-2009, 09:28 PM
I told them I'd pay for it. I had a feeling they probably won't because too many people asking. And they know some personally. That's okay. I'll just have to be patient.

carbo-fation
01-20-2009, 09:50 AM
I got an email from them and they said they'd pass it on and get back with me in 5-7 days. Is that the initial response you got?

Yes. They passed mines on to the returns department. I am sure Jaclyn will get back to you.:)

carbo-fation
01-20-2009, 09:52 AM
Well they told me that they wouldnt give me one. :sick

Sorry to hear that. Just keep an eye on Toy Anxiety. They might get some more in stock.

El Skutto
01-20-2009, 02:01 PM
Toy Anxiety has some of the DiD hobbit clothing available. Would any of the Frodo or Sam clothing items work well as substitutes? I really can't see myself buying yet another Frodo just for his jacket.

pixletwin
01-20-2009, 02:04 PM
I think they might be passable. I mean, they look ok and its definitely a cheaper alternative. I say go for it. :rock

yodasan
01-20-2009, 06:26 PM
I picked up an extra Frodo exclusive recently on ebay (only $50) so now I'm set
for Merry and Pip.

carbo-fation
01-20-2009, 06:48 PM
I got my Sam today from sideshow. Now all I need is the other extra Frodo from Quadcent, then I can ship everything over to Pix.:D

The Ween
01-20-2009, 09:43 PM
I've got to get another Frodo and another jacket and I think I'm all set as well. I'm hoping Sideshow will sell me a jacket.

jason2885
01-22-2009, 12:26 PM
Well I thought I had enough of everything but the store I ordered Frodo from only had one of them. So I still need one more Frodo anyone have any ideas.

The Josh
01-22-2009, 12:47 PM
Check the GI Joe Elite Site.

ProgMatinee
01-22-2009, 01:16 PM
I'm planning on using my current Frodo and Sam as the fodder for this custom, I think 6 months, 1 year from now when our own feeding frenzy is over, they will be easy and cheap to find on ebay or the forum FS threads.

jason2885
01-22-2009, 01:26 PM
Check the GI Joe Elite Site.

That is where I was getting them from but they only had one left when they got to my order.

The Josh
01-22-2009, 01:34 PM
That is where I was getting them from but they only had one left when they got to my order.

Oh I got ya. Stinks for you but glad I got my orders in before that.

carbo-fation
01-22-2009, 02:01 PM
I'm planning on using my current Frodo and Sam as the fodder for this custom, I think 6 months, 1 year from now when our own feeding frenzy is over, they will be easy and cheap to find on ebay or the forum FS threads.

I don't think most of us are that patient.:lol

King Darkness
01-22-2009, 02:17 PM
My 2nd Frodo will be here Monday:rock

Then off to Marc:rock

ProgMatinee
01-22-2009, 02:43 PM
I don't think most of us are that patient.:lol


Well...for most people its going to be hurry up and wait...at least if you have any hope in using some of the more popular painters here. Its going to be several months just waiting for the headsculpt, add another 6+ for the painting.

pixletwin
01-22-2009, 02:49 PM
Hurry up and wait is what I do best. :rock

icruise
01-22-2009, 04:33 PM
Not sure if this is the best place to put this, but BBTS now has a soft Toybiz Gimli available as well as most of the entire Toybiz line available. Not great prices, but not too terrible.

thenammagazine
01-22-2009, 07:26 PM
I'm planning on using my current Frodo and Sam as the fodder for this custom, I think 6 months, 1 year from now when our own feeding frenzy is over, they will be easy and cheap to find on ebay or the forum FS threads.

I see your point and counter with the fact that the remaining Hobbits on Sideshow's site, the ones in these forums (not ridiculously priced) and the ones that keep popping up on ebaY went toward these customs (can't prove it, but the timing can't just be coincidence). That said, if you don't pick them up now, I'd bet they won't be easy or cheap later on, but scarce and pricey. But then, you're probably just gonna sell them off when you're done anyway. :p

jason2885
01-22-2009, 09:05 PM
Not sure if this is the best place to put this, but BBTS now has a soft Toybiz Gimli available as well as most of the entire Toybiz line available. Not great prices, but not too terrible.

Thanks alot

I picked up a few of the Toybiz ones I didnt have already and I got a Gandalf the White roto so that I can make a custom with the DID version eventually.

ProgMatinee
01-23-2009, 12:30 PM
I see your point and counter with the fact that the remaining Hobbits on Sideshow's site, the ones in these forums (not ridiculously priced) and the ones that keep popping up on ebaY went toward these customs (can't prove it, but the timing can't just be coincidence). That said, if you don't pick them up now, I'd bet they won't be easy or cheap later on, but scarce and pricey. But then, you're probably just gonna sell them off when you're done anyway. :p

I give credit to this group for increased demand, but when most of you are finished buying the fodder for Merry and Pippin, then demand will be down.

Sure supply will be down too, but only a mere percentage. What I'm trying to say is that while the customs are being done, demand outweighs supply, but once thats over, there will hardly be any demand. Thats when I plan on buying.

thenammagazine
01-23-2009, 01:33 PM
Sure supply will be down too, but only a mere percentage. What I'm trying to say is that while the customs are being done, demand outweighs supply, but once thats over, there will hardly be any demand. Thats when I plan on buying.

That scenario would only work if that supply was being continually produced, which it isn't.

pixletwin
01-23-2009, 01:41 PM
But then, you're probably just gonna sell them off when you're done anyway.

Whats this? Prog are you selling yours when you are done?

ProgMatinee
01-23-2009, 02:17 PM
No. Nam makes stupid jokes. I've never sold a 12" figure and don't have any intentions to at this time. Honestly, I kinda resented the attempt at humor because it made it seem I had intentions to capitalize on the work you'll put into the clothing and the efforts Dave is doing getting the headsculpts. Was hoping no one took the wrong idea from his joke. I should have replied earlier.

ProgMatinee
01-23-2009, 02:24 PM
That scenario would only work if that supply was being continually produced, which it isn't.


The scenario is based off current demand vs current supply. Not total demand vs total supply.

My theory is essentially that the # of open ebay sales in 6 months will be equal to or more than the current open sales.

I won't have to compete with you guys because you will have your figures already.

I really don't care if you believe my theory.

pixletwin
01-23-2009, 03:05 PM
Phew, I was worried there for a second. :lol

Blu Falcon
01-24-2009, 11:07 AM
The scenario is based off current demand vs current supply. Not total demand vs total supply.

My theory is essentially that the # of open ebay sales in 6 months will be equal to or more than the current open sales.

I won't have to compete with you guys because you will have your figures already.

I really don't care if you believe my theory.

I would think that the demand would go up after we're done with our customs and start posting them in the main forum. Once the secret project is revealed to the general population and people realize that they too can have a complete Fellowship with Merry and Pippin, I believe the demand for the hobbit bodies (and the others) will go up and won't come down for long while. Remember, that we're a relatively small group here, and we're determined to see the Fellowship complete. We're not going to dry up the hobbit body pool by ourselves. But I guarantee you that the first guy or gal to post his or her Merry and Pippin customs in the general forum, the feeding frenzy will be on. And we're not the only 1/6 scale forum that these will be seen on. You might very well find yourself regretting not snatching these up while you can. I can't imagine how anyone could have passed up the $35 Frodo and Sam figures that were for sale here recently (if you have not yet acquired them). Since Bilbo and Gimli have been revealed, it's no secret that great LOTR customs are possible. But we've also seen a significant price increase of the bodies needed to build these customs, and current prices have been fairly stable. Perhaps the current state of the economy will keep the prices of hobbit bodies reasonable as people are less inclined to spend money on luxury items, but I wouldn't count on it.

The Ween
01-25-2009, 05:00 PM
Yes. They passed mines on to the returns department. I am sure Jaclyn will get back to you.:)

So far I haven't heard a thing. I guess that means no? :(

jason2885
01-25-2009, 09:01 PM
Anyone seen any more cheap Sideshow Frodos lately. I need one more for Bilbo.

The Ween
01-26-2009, 01:55 PM
I just heard back from Sideshow about Frodo's jacket. I can get it for $9.29 shipped. I told them to go ahead and send it.

Just need one more Frodo. :)

pixletwin
01-26-2009, 01:56 PM
Thats great news. Congrats Ween.. :rock

The Ween
01-26-2009, 01:59 PM
Thats great news. Congrats Ween.. :rock

Thanks! Hopefully one day I'll have all my pieces together for this! :lol

carbo-fation
01-26-2009, 02:19 PM
Glad to hear they're sending you one, Ween, although they charged you for it. I am almost done with acquiring all of my hobbit parts. The only thing I need is another Sam shirt which should be on its way.

jason2885
01-26-2009, 05:22 PM
I finally found another Frodo. Well I will now have 3 exclusive Frodos. Got one off ebay for like $67 shipped. Wish I could have got another cheaper but I will have other options to display an extra Frodo and Sam.

King Darkness
01-26-2009, 11:19 PM
Awesome, got my last Frodo in today! Just need to send the stuff out to Marc :rock

carbo-fation
01-26-2009, 11:46 PM
He's going to get a lot hobbit accessories within the next few weeks.:lol

pixletwin
01-27-2009, 08:06 AM
I can't wait. I honestly enjoyed the dye work. :duff

King Darkness
01-27-2009, 08:49 AM
. I honestly enjoyed the dye work. :duff
Good, than I will send you the pants and vest too :monkey5

pixletwin
01-27-2009, 08:51 AM
Go ahead. Make my day. :gun

King Darkness
01-27-2009, 08:58 AM
Called my bluff, :monkey2

:lol

El Skutto
01-27-2009, 10:33 AM
I'm almost there. I've got my extra Sam figure and Sam shirt, all that's left is two more Frodos and I'll be all set. So, how much are you charging for the dye work, Pix?

pixletwin
01-27-2009, 10:37 AM
Nada for the dye but $25 for the alterations.

El Skutto
01-27-2009, 10:51 AM
Good deal. I think I'll also end up swapping out Sam's pants for Frodo's when it comes to Bilbo as I already have an extra Sam shirt and it makes more sense to buy an extra Frodo in order to get the jacket than buy another Sam strictly for his pants. Hopefully you don't mind waiting a bit to get all that stuff? I'm thinking it'll take a month or so before I have all the components in hand.

pixletwin
01-27-2009, 11:01 AM
no problem at all. :duff

carbo-fation
01-27-2009, 11:08 AM
Hey Pix, do you want us to send just the clothes or also the hobbit bodies?

pixletwin
01-27-2009, 11:12 AM
Don't need the bodies. Just send the clothes. :wave

El Skutto
02-02-2009, 12:51 PM
Got my extra exclusive Frodo last night, now I just need another regular one and I'll ship everything over to you, Pix. Figure another couple of weeks and I'll be all set. Can't thank you enough for offering to do this for us. :joy

The Ween
02-02-2009, 01:52 PM
I'm still waiting for my Frodo jacket from Sideshow. I've been trying to get another Frodo but I keep getting outbid. :mad:

pixletwin
02-06-2009, 11:28 AM
:rock :rock :rock

Josh's jackets were finished last night for alteration. I am going to ask my mother in law to redo mine. :lol

The Josh
02-06-2009, 11:29 AM
:rock :rock :rock

Josh's jackets were finished last night for alteration. I am going to ask my mother in law to redo mine. :lol

Sweet!! Thanks again Pix :)

King Darkness
02-06-2009, 06:24 PM
Cant wait to see them in person Marc!!!

Remember to thank you mother in law for me:rock

yodasan
02-13-2009, 02:59 PM
However, the nice lady I spoke with seemed to have no problems shipping me an extra Frodo jacket, so I'll finally have all the clothing items for the customs after all. As soon as everything is in hand, I'm shipping 'em all over to Pix.

Were you able to get a Frodo jacket alone from Sideshow? I just
called up and the rep said they don't sell parts from 1/6 figures.

:confused:

The Ween
02-13-2009, 04:11 PM
Were you able to get a Frodo jacket alone from Sideshow? I just
called up and the rep said they don't sell parts from 1/6 figures.

:confused:

I emailed them and they sent me one, but it's my understanding that they are out of them. You could try though. I wish I would've asked for two now since it's taking me forever to get my Frodo! :mad:

pixletwin
02-17-2009, 01:41 PM
Thank you El Skutto for deleting your post. :duff

Lets keep the discussion here for people to find ways to legitimately get their Frodo jackets. :lol

(points for creativity definitely go out to El Skutto though) ;)

The Ween
02-17-2009, 01:59 PM
My Frodo wasn't shipped out till yesterday, so I should see it Thursday. :mad:

pixletwin
02-17-2009, 02:08 PM
You're fine. Don't worry.

The Ween
02-18-2009, 09:20 PM
Quadcent sent me a PM saying that he might be able to get ahold of a few more Frodos if anyone is interested.

This came alittle too late for me. The last ones he sold for $35, though I'm not sure about these yet.

lerath666
02-19-2009, 03:24 AM
For around 35$ apiece? ok, i can swing that, if he gets them, let me know?

superdoug
02-19-2009, 07:04 AM
let me know too. i thought i had my extra jacket but i still haven't received it

superdoug
02-19-2009, 07:09 AM
pix did i miss something. are you helping out with customizing some of the clothing?

if so please let me know if i can get on the list because well i can't alter clothing to save my life so working in 1/6 isn't going to happen for me.

i'm still hesitant to dye any of it too.

pixletwin
02-19-2009, 07:37 AM
I just sent you a PM doug. :rock

lerath666
02-21-2009, 06:44 PM
I was wondering, did anyone here pick up three hobbits, with no intention of doing bilbo? I've got an idea, but i need an extra hobbit body to do it....

The Ween
02-23-2009, 04:18 PM
let me know too. i thought i had my extra jacket but i still haven't received it

He just PM me and said he could get ahold of more Frodos. They are in the range of $35-$45. Just give him a PM if you want one.

pixletwin
02-25-2009, 04:23 PM
Here is a loose Frodo for sale on ebay:

CLICK ME (http://cgi.ebay.com/Sideshow-1-6-Lord-of-the-Rings-Frodo-Loose_W0QQitemZ230327725657QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item230327725657&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50)

The Ween
02-25-2009, 06:12 PM
I was just going to post that. Why does things like this always pop up AFTER I no longer need it. :(