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pitchin4eva
08-26-2005, 02:06 PM
LINK (http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104196;category_id=336;pcid 1=;pcid2=)

Looks v good..............never knew it was coming

Gazmog
08-26-2005, 02:23 PM
That's a bolt out of the blue. :eek :drool

jlcmsu
08-26-2005, 02:35 PM
http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/4552/imageload5ot9he.gif (http://imageshack.us)

mrichards2002
08-26-2005, 02:48 PM
Here's a pic of the back. Looks nice.

http://www.arcomputerworld.com/pix/kst.jpg

pitchin4eva
08-26-2005, 02:56 PM
http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/9137/imageload1nu.jpg

PIC PROB SOLVED

LOTR Fan
08-26-2005, 02:56 PM
That does look great! :clap

Gruson
08-26-2005, 02:58 PM
SIDESHOW, PLEASE GIVE US A 1/4 SNOWTROOPER!!!

This guy rocks! :rock

jdonoho
08-26-2005, 03:38 PM
Looks good. Mike, how many websites do you plan on running? ;)

Gazmog
08-26-2005, 03:58 PM
That, IMHO, is the best of the lot. :drool

jdonoho
08-26-2005, 05:08 PM
That, IMHO, is the best of the lot.

Really? I like the new EP III Clone Troopers the best.

JohnyBoo
08-26-2005, 05:16 PM
Wow, pretty nice. I just got the Koto Darth from Bob and I am really impressed with these. Keep em coming!

jdonoho
08-26-2005, 05:25 PM
Yeah...I like them, but unless I'm wrong...they are just plastic. I'd rather pay $100 for a statue than a piece of molded plastic. But, I'll still get a few of them that I like anyway.

scriff
08-26-2005, 05:56 PM
These kotobukiya statues are just nice!

Can't wait on the clonetrooper from ep3.

keep up the good work koto!

wonder how SS will compare to these?

Scriff

Psycho Cenobite
08-27-2005, 12:19 AM
That's excellent! I love the Snowtroper!

Now I want an Empirial Guard!

Psycho Cenobite :balrog

Gazmog
08-27-2005, 02:00 AM
Yeah...I like them, but unless I'm wrong...they are just plastic. I'd rather pay $100 for a statue than a piece of molded plastic.

Vinyl...and hard and heavy at that! There's no company that I know of which sells cold resin statues, which is what I'm assuming you're referring to, for $100.

Attakus, to my knowledge, is the cold resin statue specialist, and you'll be lucky to get 1/2 a Jawa for that money. :p

And yes, I do think it's nicer than the Ep3 clone trooper, mainly because the OT (for me) comes first...esp. ESB.

jdonoho
08-27-2005, 06:09 AM
Is vinyl and different than plastic? It's not necessarily the quality...it's just in my mind...plastic should be cheap...resin/polystone should be $50+. ;) Something to do with action figures being made of plastic and less than $20 generally has my perceptions warped I guess. :lol

mrichards2002
08-27-2005, 07:34 AM
Hi Everyone,

I think it's worth the $65-70.00 selling price. They make a nice product. Very detailed. True it's Vinyl, but it's an imported piece as well. I think if it was made here, it would be more. The Lucas License itself costs a fortune so I think it's a fair buy for the money.

To answer you question Jason, only 1. LOL.

Thanks,
Mike

elwood49
08-27-2005, 08:37 AM
Best...Koto....Ever.

I don't collect anything from this company after not liking the Sandtrooper set that much, but I might get the Spec. Ops Clone and the Snowtrooper. I would buy TONS of these if they were resin, but the vinyl turns me off somewhat. It looks fairly close to resin, but it's just not the same.

Fubeca
08-27-2005, 07:58 PM
So Freakin' Cool

So glad SOMEONE finally did a snowtrooper! :bliss

08th Samurai
08-27-2005, 07:59 PM
Definitely on my gotta-have list. No perception hangups on soft vinyl as a medium. I've been using and building models made of it for almost 20 years and yet to see any of this stuff warp. Got all the Koto sandtroopers too. The decisive factor was actually visiting their flagship store in Tokyo and seeing all their lines on display. Really makes a big difference over seeing them online. As I mentioned in an earlier post - these things got some heft and solidity to them. I've built tons of resin kits before and personally from a wear and tear point of view, soft vinyl's not as brittle so impossible to chip or break. Granted, you can achieve more refined detail with resin but can save yourself a lot of heartache as a friend of mine experienced when he accidentally knocked over his GG Fett bust from a shelf sitting barely a foot above his desk and broke the arm off! In the end its all about personal taste - i'll probably never buy any of Koto's 'human' likenesses untill they nail one to my liking. That being said, the snow and shock troopers represent the best that can perhaps be accomplished with soft vinyl.:wave 8)

Moebius9
08-28-2005, 06:39 AM
Is this a SW shop exclusive? I haven't seen any info on that yet but it's the only place with pics or having it up for order so I wanted to make sure.

elwood49
08-28-2005, 06:50 AM
Is this a SW shop exclusive?

No.

pitchin4eva
08-28-2005, 07:04 AM
Adam has it up at darkshadow for $82

LINK (http://store.darkshadowcollectibles.com/000694.html)

Moebius9
08-28-2005, 07:34 AM
Thanks for the clarification!

schueybull
08-28-2005, 02:36 PM
great lookin figure

kierbaudy
08-28-2005, 08:05 PM
It's a nice sculpt, but I'm passing on this one, looks too plastic for some reason. I don't know if it's the face mask, but it has a plastic look to it and doesn't drape naturally.

DarkShadowCollectibles
08-29-2005, 04:21 AM
It is not an exclusive:
store.darkshadowcollectibles.com/000694.html (http://store.darkshadowcollectibles.com/000694.html)

This is one of my favorite characters of the whole series.
I am glad someone finally gave them some respect.

jdonoho
08-29-2005, 07:04 AM
I've been using and building models made of it for almost 20 years and yet to see any of this stuff warp.

Nooo....I just said my perceptions were warped...not that the vinyl would warp. ;)



Is this a SW shop exclusive? I haven't seen any info on that yet but it's the only place with pics or having it up for order so I wanted to make sure.

Marc added to his site (alteregocomics), so I'd guess it'll be available everywhere.

08th Samurai
08-29-2005, 09:46 PM
Nooo....I just said my perceptions were warped...not that the vinyl would warp

That's ok. I wasn't referring to your observation but to another earlier thread (can't remember which) where this was a concern. :wave

Fritz
08-31-2005, 07:27 AM
Hmmm, I remember liking the Snowtroopers better in the movie. There's something about that one that just doesn't wow me. :dunno

jimmyjamesf
08-31-2005, 11:46 AM
Nope its not an exclusive I have it up.

elwood49
08-31-2005, 12:48 PM
I wonder if MR will do a 1:1 prop of this guy's helmet/cloth over his face. I'm really loving their helmet line, and that would be sweeeet! :drool

bigdaddyrob
08-31-2005, 08:00 PM
Oh man don't give them any idea'd! Another 1.1 means we Have to get it. I mean it's not like we can just say " No, I'll pass" Thats why it's an addiction!

Loving this one, need to play catch and track down a Red Varient Trooper ~ and snag a Blue then this guy is next on my list.

Might have been stated and I missed it , any LE on this bad boy ? :bliss