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Batty
07-08-2009, 11:45 AM
Man, what a tease! I can't wait to see the longer video.

Darthgothikus
07-08-2009, 11:48 AM
That's exactly how I want him displayed!

Keep us informed on "How he's hanging" (sorry, couldn't resist)

good vid (played ok in the end) look forward to the hi res version!

Wor-Gar
07-08-2009, 11:50 AM
That little clip does help sell him. Thanks for posting the tease.

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 11:52 AM
For those of you wondering how I did the choke and lift: I just put a band around Vader's open hand and Antilles neck (below the collar so it doesn't show) and then positioned the C-ring on Antille's stand below his crotch to the appropriate height and put another rubber band on the part of the stand where the metal meets the plastic (so the C-ring doesn't slide down).

I should have slipped his left leg down the C-ring so that it would preserve the illusion better.

Just changed it to the left leg. Looks like he is really being held in mid air! :rock

FQRizzo
07-08-2009, 11:56 AM
Ok.... The wire for Antilles is not happening. There are just too many pieces like shoulder armor, chest box straps robes and capes to negotiate. :( Video has been taken with my nice camera but I forgot to bring the wire to hook it up to the PC. :banghead

So I took a shorter video with my cheap digi camera and I will post that as soon as my boss leaves for lunch (20 minutes). I will still post the other video. It will just have to wait.

Is your place of occupation accepting any applications? :lol

QuiGonFishing
07-08-2009, 12:00 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2953.JPG

That looks frikkin' phenomenal!!

Darthrazz
07-08-2009, 12:07 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2953.JPG

Pix, that looks awesome. Great shot! Wow. Vader looks impressive!!

Darthgothikus
07-08-2009, 12:11 PM
And the wait gets even harder... :sick

Kuzeh
07-08-2009, 12:11 PM
Hey Pix,
I always thought you were like 16 y.o.
but listening to you in the video, seems like your older than that!!
:lol:lol!!

Cool vid and pics!!!

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 12:17 PM
16? I wish. I was 16 28 years ago. :lol

Darth Waller
07-08-2009, 12:19 PM
Wow, you're older than me. I'm 41. :monkey3

Cocoboloboy
07-08-2009, 12:22 PM
I'll have to wait til I get home to see the video.:(
I didn't know pix was such an old fart. A fart, yes but just not so old.

Lordscum
07-08-2009, 12:26 PM
16? I wish. I was 16 28 years ago. :lol


Wow! I thought you were in your Mid 30's. I'm 38 but now I don't feel so old.

JustinLuck
07-08-2009, 12:28 PM
Check out this pic of the original costume. I think it's a pretty good reference.

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/mayjune05/origlvader.jpg

Valfar
07-08-2009, 12:30 PM
I am 28 and will be 29 in October..still feel like a old timer.

I really thought PixelTwin was in his 30's for sure...even looking at a pic of him.

Indiana Fett
07-08-2009, 12:37 PM
I am 28 and will be 29 in October..still feel like a old timer.

I really thought PixelTwin was in his 30's for sure...even looking at a pic of him.

Obviously this hobby keeps us young! :rock

I was 16 18 years ago... :angelsmil

FLOSI
07-08-2009, 12:43 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2953.JPG


:lol:lol:lol

Darth Madden
07-08-2009, 12:44 PM
Check out this pic of the original costume. I think it's a pretty good reference.

Its kind of funny how "crappy" the belt and chest box look up close. :)

JustinLuck
07-08-2009, 12:49 PM
Its kind of funny how "crappy" the belt and chest box look up close. :)

Well they are 'props' after all. ;) But you have to admit, that helmet is a thing of beauty!

FlyAndFight
07-08-2009, 12:58 PM
Great photo, Pix.

Video was jumping around but then settled on the 1/6th "dio". Very cool. Vader really looks HUGE next to the other figures.

Brandybuck
07-08-2009, 01:04 PM
What's the deal, my Darth Vader exclusive is still processing. Is this a split shipment?

kl241
07-08-2009, 01:14 PM
Check out this pic of the original costume. I think it's a pretty good reference.

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/mayjune05/origlvader.jpg

If that's the original costume then it appears that the mask has both silver tusks. I've never noticed it without them in the film.

JustinLuck
07-08-2009, 01:15 PM
If that's the original costume then it appears that the mask has both silver tusks. I've never noticed it without them in the film.

That's correct. You can see that the tip is painted, but the base is darker on his right tusk.

http://i27.tinypic.com/5bnz29.jpg

MaulFan
07-08-2009, 01:15 PM
If that's the original costume then it appears that the mask has both silver tusks. I've never noticed it without them in the film.

From the film.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SSF/19.jpg

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 01:16 PM
OK. I suck at math. :lol I was 16 years old 18 years ago. :duh

Valfar
07-08-2009, 01:18 PM
If that's the original costume then it appears that the mask has both silver tusks. I've never noticed it without them in the film.

That could very well just be the light from outside..since the one tusk was just painted over i think or was a different finnish of metal, it was never completely solid black colour.

kl241
07-08-2009, 01:19 PM
From the film.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SSF/19.jpg

Well what happened? Did it just fall off? Who's his taylor?

dharper
07-08-2009, 01:19 PM
Finally, I'm at "item shipping soon" :vader :chew :chew

And I agree that packaged shot from WG does look good... almost reminds me of this image:

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/starwars/images/Vader_Stormtroopers.jpg

Tried to do something similar.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4918/p1050490.jpg

MaulFan
07-08-2009, 01:20 PM
Well what happened? Did it just fall off? Who's his taylor?

My guess is, probably cheap paint or something, inexperience of the costuming group and low budget, I think the shot Justin posted is probably from early test photos of the suit given the background, looks like it's shot in some random room, nothing fancy, and I imagine the paint just flaked away throughout filming. Some shots from the movie hint it, but in the cell scene with Leia, it's totally gone.

Valfar
07-08-2009, 01:21 PM
Obviously this hobby keeps us young! :rock

I was 16 18 years ago... :angelsmil

If we all share a common interest in these movies and what companies like SSC,Hasbro,Medicom,GG,Koto etc.. produce for us today, its very hard not to get into collecting with how good they design collectibles these days.

Darthrazz
07-08-2009, 01:23 PM
What's the deal, my Darth Vader exclusive is still processing. Is this a split shipment?

I'm still at processing with Vader, but shipping soon with Luke and Han Stormies. I don't get it. I think the ship carrying some Vaders was hit by those missiles that North Korea tested! :horror:horror

Bluetooth
07-08-2009, 01:24 PM
I know it's an odd request... but for those who have both figures, can you please post pics of the HT Pred from Predator 1 and Vader side by side? Thanks!

Indiana Fett
07-08-2009, 01:28 PM
OK. I suck at math. :lol I was 16 years old 18 years ago. :duh

That makes us the same age!

:duff

Darth Waller
07-08-2009, 01:30 PM
OK. I suck at math. :lol I was 16 years old 18 years ago. :duh

So that makes me older than you. :monkey2

galactiboy
07-08-2009, 01:31 PM
OK. I suck at math. :lol I was 16 years old 18 years ago. :duh

Dumbass :lol

galactiboy
07-08-2009, 01:32 PM
Check out this pic of the original costume. I think it's a pretty good reference.

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/mayjune05/origlvader.jpg

Great image... have to say I still think Marmit got the helmet closer with their ANH Vader proto, but Sideshow's is still quite excellent looking. So no complaints from me.

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 01:35 PM
Dumbass :lol

Kurgans are curious things. Some can't spell. Others can't count. :monkey2

Valfar
07-08-2009, 01:36 PM
Great image... have to say I still think Marmit got the helmet closer with their ANH Vader proto, but Sideshow's is still quite excellent looking. So no complaints from me.

Oh i agree!...*waits for the grilling*:D

Darth Waller
07-08-2009, 01:38 PM
Oh i agree!...*waits for the grilling*:D

http://weblogs.wpix.com/news/local/morningnews/blogs/bbq0525.jpg

Lordscum
07-08-2009, 01:38 PM
Tried to do something similar.

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/4918/p1050490.jpg


Sweet picture ! If I wasn't a MIB collector I'd pose Vader with my pair of Stormies .

Valfar
07-08-2009, 01:40 PM
http://weblogs.wpix.com/news/local/morningnews/blogs/bbq0525.jpg

Did you do me medium rare?..:monkey5.i like a little blood left on my plate.


WTF is with the lag.

galactiboy
07-08-2009, 02:43 PM
Kurgans are curious things. Some can't spell. Others can't count. :monkey2

Damn... looks like I pulled a Chase :lol

espino419
07-08-2009, 02:45 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2953.JPG

Am i ganna have to choke a rebel? NO VADER STOP. he was armed only with this lord vader ha ha

FLOSI
07-08-2009, 02:56 PM
Sweet picture ! If I wasn't a MIB collector I'd pose Vader with my pair of Stormies .

How can you not open Vader up and check him out(I know you had to once to adjust the tusk)????!

No one will know..... I won't tell a soul. Just take him out of that box... Go on! You can always put him back after and no one will be any more the wiser. No tape or twisties holding him in place.... Just a box you can put him right back into after you're done.


DO IT!

THX-182
07-08-2009, 02:57 PM
Question for the experts out there and to those who have their Vader's already:

My Vader figure has a silver "tusk" on the left side of the helmet and a black one on the right. Is it supposed to be like that?

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 03:01 PM
Am i ganna have to choke a rebel? NO VADER STOP. he was armed only with this lord vader ha ha

:lol :lol :lol


Question for the experts out there and to those who have their Vader's already:

My Vader figure has a silver "tusk" on the left side of the helmet and a black one on the right. Is it supposed to be like that?


Yes he is supposed to be that way. I think the screen grab has been posted showing this.

MaulFan
07-08-2009, 03:14 PM
Question for the experts out there and to those who have their Vader's already:

My Vader figure has a silver "tusk" on the left side of the helmet and a black one on the right. Is it supposed to be like that?

http://www.swmmedia.com/SSF/19.jpg

marker2037
07-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Sweet picture ! If I wasn't a MIB collector I'd pose Vader with my pair of Stormies .

What are you waiting for. They are so much better displayed and posed than sitting in a box in the attic. Relax. You won't make that much money on him sitting in a box.

Glennfett
07-08-2009, 03:39 PM
mine still says processing...so i suppose they will just ship him with luke and han stormie for me to save on shipping costs :) SS are awesome like that..customer service is excellent!!!so i think im having a guess and wont get mine til the 17th July onwards when the 3 ship together!!!Should be a day long remembered ;)

King Darkness
07-08-2009, 03:42 PM
Damn... looks like I pulled a Chase :lol


Kurgans are curious things. Some can't spell. Others can't count. :monkey2

:lol :lol :lol

Damn it! When the f'n hell is my Vader gonna ship :monkey4

espino419
07-08-2009, 03:45 PM
Sweet picture ! If I wasn't a MIB collector I'd pose Vader with my pair of Stormies .

my doesn't even say shipping soon or have to call to cancel whats up with that i probably wont get it till the end of the month

and dont feel bad i haven't open some of my guys either

FQRizzo
07-08-2009, 04:02 PM
Got my Vader today and I found that he had a broken tusk. :monkey2

Going to see if I can super glue it. If not, it's time for a replacement. :(

Wor-Gar
07-08-2009, 04:04 PM
Got my Vader today and I found that he had a broken tusk. :monkey2

Going to see if I can super glue it. If not, it's time for a replacement. :(

I know that's aggravating, but how do you like him beyond the broken tusk?

FQRizzo
07-08-2009, 04:07 PM
I know that's aggravating, but how do you like him beyond the broken tusk?

Frankly, he is unbelievable. Proportions look perfect in hand. Any nits I had from the pictures have melted away. This is a Hot Toys quality figure.

That's why I'm a little torn up about the tusk. I don't want to have to send him back and be Vader-less for a few weeks. :monkey2

FLOSI
07-08-2009, 04:10 PM
Got my Vader today and I found that he had a broken tusk. :monkey2

Going to see if I can super glue it. If not, it's time for a replacement. :(

Can you post a photo of the broken tusk?

I know the window of my box Vader had some silver marks from the tusk and the left tusk had a small black mark from rubbing. Are some Vaders getting smashed (not drunk) and the tusk giving way?

espino419
07-08-2009, 04:14 PM
i think i read in someone else's post that there tusk was broke too i hope mine doesn't come in like that

FQRizzo
07-08-2009, 04:16 PM
Can you post a photo of the broken tusk?

I know the window of my box Vader had some silver marks from the tusk and the left tusk had a small black mark from rubbing. Are some Vaders getting smashed (not drunk) and the tusk giving way?

I'll try to post one later. It was the black tusk that was broken. The "chinstrap" part of the packaging wasn't hooked up on one side and Vader's head turned during shipping. The rest is history.

Qrest Fourstar
07-08-2009, 04:18 PM
Mine came today and he's awesome. I can't get over how nice he is. However, the right tusk isn't painted on mine. I have to open a bottle of silver and fix that.

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 04:20 PM
Mine came today and he's awesome. I can't get over how nice he is. However, the right tusk isn't painted on mine. I have to open a bottle of silver and fix that.

:slap

Its not supposed to be painted. :lol

http://www.swmmedia.com/SSF/19.jpg

Wor-Gar
07-08-2009, 04:24 PM
:slap

Its not supposed to be painted. :lol

:lol

Now it's the tusk issue for everyone. Broken, painted, not-painted, who'd have thought those little buggers would get so much play?

The Chaver
07-08-2009, 04:27 PM
:slap

Its not supposed to be painted. :lol

http://www.swmmedia.com/SSF/19.jpg

Are you serious! They went as far accurate as making the one tusk silver and the other one black...but they couldn't get the dome the accurate???

Double :duh:duh

FLOSI
07-08-2009, 04:28 PM
Don't know what happened to yours, mine is perfect. :confused:

shockwave
07-08-2009, 04:35 PM
Just received my email notifiation via UPS. I should receive my Vader on Mon, 7/13! :vader:rock

Mad Old Lu
07-08-2009, 04:46 PM
FINALLY got my Quantum notice! The number's not yet operational on the UPS site, but I figure it will be here next Wednesday!

Vonhahn
07-08-2009, 04:48 PM
Are you serious! They went as far accurate as making the one tusk silver and the other one black...but they couldn't get the dome the accurate???

Double :duh:duh

I would rather have the tusk painted on both and be happy with the dome, I think it looks great!

:maul

devilof76
07-08-2009, 04:48 PM
I found this shot from ESB. From what I can tell, the dome looks very similar to the one in this picture. I don't have it in hand yet so I can't say for sure, but if this figure has a dome that will serve for all three versions, I can live with the minor discrepancy.

http://banthaskull.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=88&pictureid=3250

galactiboy
07-08-2009, 05:04 PM
Finally I got my shipping notice! Vader'll be arriving on Monday :rock

Which is okay; as I took of Friday and Monday for my Birthday :rock :rock :rock

DarkArtist81
07-08-2009, 05:08 PM
Mine's coming the 13th too... I hope I am home when it shows. :lol

JacktheRipper
07-08-2009, 05:14 PM
They're shipping my SDCC stuff already, but no vader :(

EVILFACE
07-08-2009, 05:45 PM
13th as well.

Buttmunch
07-08-2009, 05:46 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2953.JPG

Nicely done Marc! Tons better than my quick attempt was last night. :bow

guyver1
07-08-2009, 05:51 PM
Got my UPS notice Vader arrives tomorrow!:banana:banana:banana

BlueLeader
07-08-2009, 06:08 PM
I finally got a shipping soon status. Probably won't see him until late next week, SSC ships to the East Coast using pony express me thinks.:banghead

espino419
07-08-2009, 06:11 PM
still nada for me

Lordscum
07-08-2009, 06:19 PM
They're shipping my SDCC stuff already, but no vader :(

You might want to double check on the SDCC stuff , its not supposed to start shipping until 07/17/09.

Qrest Fourstar
07-08-2009, 06:35 PM
:slap

Its not supposed to be painted. :lol

http://www.swmmedia.com/SSF/19.jpg



Ok, then I gues he's perfect. Sorry, Hav'nt been watching the entire thread.

JacktheRipper
07-08-2009, 06:42 PM
You might want to double check on the SDCC stuff , its not supposed to start shipping until 07/17/09.

the only two things I have being shipped are SDCC Commander and Capt. Am. bust. It might be vader since I've gotten stuff labeled "processing" before, but who knows.:confused:

Raymond F.
07-08-2009, 06:43 PM
Sweet! I just picked up the Sith Lord at my comic shop here in New York City! Got the only one Forbidden Planet had!

Still boxed but first impression... HUGE!

guyver1
07-08-2009, 06:55 PM
Sweet! I just picked up the Sith Lord at my comic shop here in New York City! Got the only one Forbidden Planet had!

Still boxed but first impression... HUGE!

How much did it cost that the shop

Wor-Gar
07-08-2009, 07:07 PM
Here's a question, as I can't find an answer on the SS site: how many hands are suppose to come with Vader reg and Vader exclusive?

I have the exclusive, and I got a total of 6 hands; two on him and another 4 mounted. For some reason I thought there was suppose to be 7 hands total with the exclusive.

FQRizzo
07-08-2009, 07:12 PM
Got my Vader today and I found that he had a broken tusk. :monkey2

Going to see if I can super glue it. If not, it's time for a replacement. :(

Happy ending to my story, glued the tusk back on and he looks ready to kick some Rebel scum!

Here is the picture of the break:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=4661&size=1

It was half broken off when I got it. As I tried to fix it is became completely broken off. :mad: Anyway after nearly losing the piece 5 times, I was able to get that bugger back on.


Fixed:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=4662&size=1

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=4663&size=1

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/345/darthvader35255693.jpg

Vader looks perfect in person. There is no dome issue. The body has no loose joints. The swappable hands are awesome. The lined cape and the robes are top-notch material. No corners were cut on this figure.

Great Job Sideshow!!! :joy

Wor-Gar
07-08-2009, 07:20 PM
Happy ending

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=4662&size=1

Great Job Sideshow!!! :joy

Great shot!

Raymond F.
07-08-2009, 07:22 PM
The shop was charging 119, cheaper than Sideshow and no shipping, and getting it before SS eve ships most of their preorders out? The toy Gods were kind to me today :)

espino419
07-08-2009, 07:29 PM
Happy ending to my story, glued the tusk back on and he looks ready to kick some Rebel scum!

Here is the picture of the break:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=4661&size=1

It was half broken off when I got it. As I tried to fix it is became completely broken off. :mad: Anyway after nearly losing the piece 5 times, I was able to get that bugger back on.


Fixed:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=4662&size=1

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=4663&size=1

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/345/darthvader35255693.jpg

Vader looks perfect in person. There is no dome issue. The body has no loose joints. The swappable hands are awesome. The lined cape and the robes are top-notch material. No corners were cut on this figure.

Great Job Sideshow!!! :joy

i like your pics

DarthTrafford
07-08-2009, 07:37 PM
He's in stores already and I'm still waiting for my exclusive to ship?
WTF?:mad::banghead
:chew

Batty
07-08-2009, 07:42 PM
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/345/darthvader35255693.jpg

"Poppies will put them to sleep!"

FQRizzo
07-08-2009, 07:45 PM
"Poppies will put them to sleep!"

The Empire needs flying monkeys. They could have defeated the Ewoks. :monkey1

Darthrazz
07-08-2009, 07:51 PM
He's in stores already and I'm still waiting for my exclusive to ship?
WTF?:mad::banghead
:chew

I know! Tell me about it!!

Spartan Rex
07-08-2009, 08:07 PM
"Poppies will put them to sleep!"
:lol
Funny thing is throwing water on him probably wouldve ended Vader as well.
All that wiring and electronics...
The Dark Lord of the Sith pwned by little Dorothy Gail of Kansas.:horror

Fives
07-08-2009, 08:09 PM
those of you guys that have a medicom Vader and now have sideshows, are you planning on selling your medicom one? just curious cuz i have a medi.

Batty
07-08-2009, 08:21 PM
those of you guys that have a medicom Vader and now have sideshows, are you planning on selling your medicom one? just curious cuz i have a medi.

I sold mine months ago before prices started going down.

OSCORP
07-08-2009, 08:27 PM
I'm so glad SS went with ANH Vader off the bat.. Can't wait to get mine!

Fives
07-08-2009, 08:29 PM
crap! i wanna sell mine not give it away, should have sold it before.



I sold mine months ago before prices started going down.

FlyAndFight
07-08-2009, 08:45 PM
He's in stores already and I'm still waiting for my exclusive to ship?
WTF?:mad::banghead
:chew


I know! Tell me about it!!

Same here. Still "Processing"... :confused::mad:

Biojex
07-08-2009, 09:04 PM
woo! BBTS finally got em in and i got charged today!:chew

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 09:27 PM
"Poppies will put them to sleep!"

Funny that. I always felt a strange similarity between Star Wars and the Wizard of Oz.

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 09:41 PM
Here are some more pics from my crappy camera:

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2956.JPG
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2960.JPG
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2961.JPG
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2962.JPG
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2964.JPG
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2968.JPG

OSCORP
07-08-2009, 09:43 PM
:vader

I will pose mine somewhat like this.


http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/POSE.jpg

MaulFan
07-08-2009, 09:43 PM
Is that one of my ANH Leia photos on your PC?

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2956.JPG

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 09:45 PM
Yup. My current screen saver is every picture you have ever posted in the SW section. :o

MaulFan
07-08-2009, 09:47 PM
Yup. My current screen saver is every picture you have ever posted in the SW section. :o

I'm flatted :rock

And I love how your Dead priest looks to be lunging out to save Antilles :lol

agen_kolar
07-08-2009, 09:47 PM
Awesome pose! I did get Antilles so when I have Vader, I'll have to play around with that scene.

BTW, remember that time I was 20 years old? Yeah, I'm 21 now. :banana

D. Martin
07-08-2009, 09:56 PM
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2009/SSC-Vader-01.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2009/SSC-Vader-02.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2009/SSC-Vader-03.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2009/SSC-Vader-04.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2009/SSC-Vader-05.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2009/SSC-Vader-06.JPG

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 09:59 PM
Awesome pics dave. its easy to tell which figures you are excited by. :lol

D. Martin
07-08-2009, 10:07 PM
:) This figure is all it was promised to be. I edited down to 58 images for the Rebelscum Photo Archive. THere would be more, but I ended up with a faulty cape that was cut uneven. I'll email for a new cape tomorrow, but it forced me to 'shoot around' the problem and limited what I wanted to do considerably.

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 10:18 PM
Where abouts was it cut wrong?

Batty
07-08-2009, 10:24 PM
:) This figure is all it was promised to be. I edited down to 58 images for the Rebelscum Photo Archive. THere would be more, but I ended up with a faulty cape that was cut uneven. I'll email for a new cape tomorrow, but it forced me to 'shoot around' the problem and limited what I wanted to do considerably.

When will the photos be up on the Archive?

The pics with Obi-Wan's robes are great, btw.

JustinLuck
07-08-2009, 10:29 PM
Your photos look great to me Pix! If you're talking about the yellowish hue of the first photo, you can change the white balance setting on even very basic cameras to accommodate for fluorescent or incandescent lights and fix that right up.


Here are some more pics from my crappy camera:

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2956.JPG
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2960.JPG
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2961.JPG
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2962.JPG
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2964.JPG
http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2968.JPG

pixletwin
07-08-2009, 10:39 PM
Thanks Justin. I guess I should read the manual. :lol

JustinLuck
07-08-2009, 10:48 PM
DarthCitrix on Rebelscum just made a notable observation:


You can easily see the difference in the width of the helmet brim between the SS premium format and the 12" version. I don't see how SS could've made such variances in the helmet when they had an excellent model to work from.




http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2009/SSC-Vader-05.JPG



Although, from pictures I've seen, the PF Vader helmet is not perfect either.

Do you guys think it's possible to make Vader's side profile look more as it does in this movie still?

http://i31.tinypic.com/35i2fqt.jpg

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2009/SSC-Vader-02.JPG

http://i28.tinypic.com/wwb2p1.jpg

EVILFACE
07-08-2009, 11:01 PM
I think we all know that SS was told to change the helmet, they didn't mess it up.

The Chaver
07-08-2009, 11:08 PM
I think we all know that SS was told to change the helmet, they didn't mess it up.

So that's the official word ? I must have missed the announcement.

OSCORP
07-09-2009, 12:35 AM
Real excited about this fig, pics lookin good.

jkno
07-09-2009, 01:39 AM
My Vader is scheduled to arrive next week (16th) :chew:banana

Anyway, couldn't help it: :D


http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9903/imgp2964.jpg

shocktrooper_au
07-09-2009, 03:38 AM
I wish I'd ordered 2 of these now! they look so good!

Customikey
07-09-2009, 04:02 AM
Here are some more pics from my crappy camera:

http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMGP2956.JPG


There you go! :peace

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w272/Customikey/IMGP2956.jpg

King Darkness
07-09-2009, 04:10 AM
Great pics Marc :rock :rock :rock


Oh and mine FINALLY shipped! I will have it Monday :rock :rock :rock

AngryEwok
07-09-2009, 05:05 AM
Still processing here in the Heart of Dixie.

Darthrazz
07-09-2009, 05:27 AM
Hey Pix, I had to have some fun with that great picture you took, while I wait for my Vader to arrive, hope you don't mind!
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/VADER.jpg

Chrakalackis
07-09-2009, 05:35 AM
So I've not had a chance to take or post pics, but this is by far the coolest SW collectible I own, and the very best Sideshow fig I've gotten to date.

For those of you on the fence, my advise to you is get this while you can. And everyone's right the helmet issue is a non issue in hand, from any angle, it screams VADER!!! :vader:vader:vader

galactiboy
07-09-2009, 06:36 AM
Hey Pix, I had to have some fun with that great picture you took, while I wait for my Vader to arrive, hope you don't mind!
[IMG]http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/VADER.jpg[/IMG

:lol :lol :lol

Well done :rock

Have to say this is such a great image, I don't think I will pose Vader like this now, but if/when the release a 2nd version I think I will do this pose with the ANH version.

Your single picture has made it so I need to buy an Antilles.

Brooks11b
07-09-2009, 07:38 AM
Also, still processing. I don't know why it takes SS so long to ship orders. I was hoping to have this by the 10th. Now, I know I wont get it before the 15th. Sometimes, I think I would get my SS orders faster by ordering from Toys 2 -especially since I don't care about the exclusives.

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 08:17 AM
Razz that picture is awesome. :lol

Both antilles and Praji are the kind of figures that on their own are not very interesting but in a context become GREAT.... imo. :Wave

plasticcrapmoneywaster
07-09-2009, 08:19 AM
I'm still processing as well. One of my buddies got a credit card notification on his over a week ago, but nothing since. I always like to get my sideshow stuff near the end of the week - a little more enjoyable when they arrive on a Thursday or a Friday as opposed to a Monday or a Tuesday.

Brinn 71
07-09-2009, 08:30 AM
STILL processing. :(
I wrote and they said they were backed up from July 4th and that they should be shipping mine out by Friday. We'll see......

Dally
07-09-2009, 08:33 AM
Vader will be here today. :D UPS didn't get here til almost 5:30 yesterday so if they are that late again I've still got a while to wait.

Mad Old Lu
07-09-2009, 08:38 AM
Just noticed that my shipping was $15--that's almost twice the normal amount of ~$8. I'll have to check my other invoices when I get home and see if any of the other figures were shipped for that much.

Dally
07-09-2009, 08:41 AM
Just noticed that my shipping was $15--that's almost twice the normal amount of ~$8. I'll have to check my other invoices when I get home and see if any of the other figures were shipped for that much.

That is what happened when my Iron Man Mark II shipped a few weeks ago. They quoted me at $8 and then when he shipped I was charged $15. On an off topic note, how much does Sideshow usually charge to ship PF's across the country?

morbidaj
07-09-2009, 08:46 AM
you are probably paying extra to have the signature required option added..its like an extra 5 bucks.

Billy Ray
07-09-2009, 08:51 AM
Well I thought my Vader had finally shipped when I got a quantum view notice this morning, but it turned out to be my replacement Stormtrooper hands. Vader is still "processing".

FLOSI
07-09-2009, 08:56 AM
Razz that picture is awesome. :lol

Both antilles and Praji are the kind of figures that on their own are not very interesting but in a context become GREAT.... imo. :Wave

Yeah, they both seemed a little weird and out of place with some of the more iconic pieces SS had released from ANH...... till Vader shipped. Now they're both excellent complimentary pieces.

Wor-Gar
07-09-2009, 08:58 AM
Just noticed that my shipping was $15--that's almost twice the normal amount of ~$8. I'll have to check my other invoices when I get home and see if any of the other figures were shipped for that much.

Mine was $12 and I only live about 14 miles away from SS.

It may be that the new dimensions of the box put it into a higher charge bracket.

karamazov80
07-09-2009, 09:12 AM
I got charged nearly $15 for my Predator that came in last week, and I would guess that his box is about Vader's size/weight.

Darth Waller
07-09-2009, 10:01 AM
My Vader is here and his tusk is broken off, too. WTF Sideshow! :banghead

$125 for a figure and they couldn't be packaged better?!?

amarcord
07-09-2009, 10:06 AM
My Vader is here and his tusk is broken off, too. WTF Sideshow! :banghead

$125 for a figure and they couldn't be packaged better?!?

That is indeed a shame.

Here we have a total of 187 US Dollars.

FQRizzo
07-09-2009, 10:08 AM
My Vader is here and his tusk is broken off, too. WTF Sideshow! :banghead

$125 for a figure and they couldn't be packaged better?!?

I feel your pain. It can be fixed, though.

Kuzeh
07-09-2009, 10:09 AM
We need more pics!!!!

plasticcrapmoneywaster
07-09-2009, 10:14 AM
My Vader is here and his tusk is broken off, too. WTF Sideshow! :banghead

$125 for a figure and they couldn't be packaged better?!?


The same thing happened w/ my PF Vader, man I was pissed.

The Josh
07-09-2009, 10:22 AM
Got mine yesterday. He looks pretty amazing really. The detail and quality look as good as anything I've seen.

drod26
07-09-2009, 10:29 AM
:blissy:blissy He is here, He is here.... :blissy:blissy Lord Vader has arrived....:horror

Im at work right now so Ill post pics later..... DADADADA..... :monkey5:monkey5

Darth Waller
07-09-2009, 10:41 AM
I feel your pain. It can be fixed, though.

What did you use to fix yours? Super glue and really tiny tweezers?

FLOSI
07-09-2009, 10:42 AM
Got mine yesterday. He looks pretty amazing really. The detail and quality look as good as anything I've seen.

Doilie shot?

MicroJow
07-09-2009, 10:43 AM
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8/dsc04327b.jpg

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/9003/dsc04329d.jpg

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/232/dsc04324f.jpg

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9237/dsc04330eut.jpg

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/5497/dsc04332.jpg

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 10:45 AM
Got mine yesterday. He looks pretty amazing really. The detail and quality look as good as anything I've seen.

Here I was wondering why people who left their order times in my experiment thread never post their updates. :tap

Darkseed
07-09-2009, 10:52 AM
http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/232/dsc04324f.jpg


A little short for an stormtrooper, eh Emperor :D

All the great pics has convinced me to buy Vader. I stopped buying SS Star Wars, dang armored line. Keep the pics coming, they are all great.

MicroJow
07-09-2009, 10:55 AM
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/169/dsc04333bgg.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/420/dsc04335c.jpg

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/1910/dsc04334d.jpg

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5919/dsc04336d.jpg

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1488/dsc04328s.jpg

Darkseed
07-09-2009, 11:05 AM
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/420/dsc04335c.jpg


Awesome :D

SS really knocked the armored line figures out of the ball park.

galactiboy
07-09-2009, 11:06 AM
That is indeed a shame.

Here we have a total of 187 US Dollars.

Man that's a lot... but honestly this figure looks good enough that I'd even pay that price for him :duff

And great pics Microjow!!!

cerealkeller
07-09-2009, 11:25 AM
Got mine yesterday like 20 min. before I had to leave for work. He is everything I hoped for. Just an imposing presence and centerpiece for any SW collection. I was thinking the helmet was way undersized in photos, but believe what you hear: IT'S A NON ISSUE IN HAND. Yes, they could have made it bigger with more flare, but the overall package is so great that this small shortcoming means nothing. Anyway, I'll take better pics (I hope) if the sun ever comes out here today.

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/cerealkeller/Picture127.jpg
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/cerealkeller/Picture130.jpg
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/cerealkeller/Picture137.jpg
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/cerealkeller/Picture136.jpg

galactiboy
07-09-2009, 11:29 AM
Looks great... and on the shelf with the other figures doesn't look too big or out of place at all. Man, can't wait for him to arrive on Monday :rock :rock :rock

Oh, and happy to see sideshow adding a splayed hand like the one you're using... always like those for more dynamic poses :rock

The Josh
07-09-2009, 11:35 AM
Doilie shot?

Yeah, they're coming. Don't know if it will be today or not but yeah I'll get them done.


Here I was wondering why people who left their order times in my experiment thread never post their updates. :tap

Sorry :( Been crazy busy lately.

cerealkeller
07-09-2009, 11:40 AM
He is just a thing of beauty. The body is nice and tight (that's what she said), the proportions are great and honestly the height seems just about right to me. Will be playing with him a lot today. SS absolutely nailed this figure. Bring on all versions of Vader!!!! I especially want ROTS and ROTJ.

Cap'n Cook
07-09-2009, 11:53 AM
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/cerealkeller/Picture130.jpg

Fave pose I have seen of it so far, looks excellent. Congrats!

Darthrazz
07-09-2009, 11:58 AM
The body proportions look great! No monkey arms on this guy!

darthviper107
07-09-2009, 12:01 PM
God damn, mine's still not even changed status.

Darthrazz
07-09-2009, 12:07 PM
OMG!.......He's not here...so I can't post any pics....:lol:lol...Where's my VADER!!!!:banghead:banghead

Darth Madden
07-09-2009, 12:17 PM
Razz that picture is awesome. :lol

Both antilles and Praji are the kind of figures that on their own are not very interesting but in a context become GREAT.... imo. :Wave

No kidding.. after seeing some of these pics I might go back and pick them up. My Vader just arrived here at work and he is fantastic.. I can't wait to get him home. :chew

Darthgothikus
07-09-2009, 12:20 PM
Oh the wait is killing me!

I had it all planned out, how I was going to pose him, what other figures I'd display with him... But every set of pictures that gets posted here just make him look better and better. I want to spend a day playing around, posing & taking pictures, but I've got Weeks to wait before he reaches the UK! :monkey2

Keep uploading pictures guys - I'll have to make do with them for a while longer. :monkey5

Lordscum
07-09-2009, 12:21 PM
This is definatly the Vader I've been hoping for! Sure its not perfect and there is room for improvement. I'm a MIB collector and had to open Vader up becuase a Tusk piece was glued to helmet and had to glue it on myself and then sealed it back up.
But I have to laugh at some of the complaints I've seen about this figure. The dome truely is a non issue! This is the same tired arguement thats been happening since SS started the line . By now people would know to wait for in hand pics before passing judgement.


I think this is defiantly Sideshows best and should certainly be figure of the year.

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 12:24 PM
And to be honest, if there was a Vader I would want SS to spend the learning curve on it would be this one... but all that stuff aside the Helm looks great.. Not sure why going from 2-D pics from every angle to actually seeing a piece in person makes such a huge difference, but it does. If MCrawford gives this figure anything less than "****" I will be greatly surprised.

FQRizzo
07-09-2009, 12:40 PM
What did you use to fix yours? Super glue and really tiny tweezers?

Yeah, don't forget a steady hand and a bit of luck. :lol

Seriously, though, put enough glue that the broken off piece will stick to the helmet, then futz with it to get it positioned right before it dries.

Darth Waller
07-09-2009, 12:49 PM
Yeah, don't forget a steady hand and a bit of luck. :lol

Seriously, though, put enough glue that the broken off piece will stick to the helmet, then futz with it to get it positioned right before it dries.

I'll try that. Thanks!

guyver1
07-09-2009, 12:51 PM
He is just a thing of beauty. The body is nice and tight (that's what she said), the proportions are great and honestly the height seems just about right to me. Will be playing with him a lot today. SS absolutely nailed this figure. Bring on all versions of Vader!!!! I especially want ROTS and ROTJ.

I should get mine from ups later today, I wanted to know for those who have him already, when you guys say tight jointed body are you saying the body is as tight as a tru type or hot toys body or a tighter sideshow body as opposed to promethus or stormtrooper body or is it a different type altogether. Please give details, anyone? :confused:

MicroJow
07-09-2009, 12:52 PM
I dunno... I think the complaints people have had about the figure are legitimate. It's like telling someone not to complain when the rare steak they ordered arrives medium-well. We already know Sideshow reads these boards and letting them know what we are dissatisfied with (hopefully) leads them to correcting those problems further down the line.

And I think I fall into the other camp regarding photos / having it in person on this one. Whenever I take a picture of him, I always tend to aim from below so as to angle the rear of the helm and that makes it look more ANH-ish. In person, I honestly think it looks too short and isn't pulled down far enough over his eyes.

- J

Darthrazz
07-09-2009, 12:59 PM
Well, I have no pictures of Vader to share.....here is a picture of me waiting for Vader!:rotfl


http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/VideoSnapshot.jpg

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 01:01 PM
That is a strikingly bright colored wall. :google

MicroJow
07-09-2009, 01:03 PM
Was that taken in a mirror? Or is your '300' poster displayed backwards?

- J

Indiana Fett
07-09-2009, 01:06 PM
Was that taken in a mirror? Or is your '300' poster displayed backwards?

- J

Webcams always invert images like that. Great photo 'Razz! :D

Darthrazz
07-09-2009, 01:06 PM
You should see the rest of the office! That's what happens when you give Darthrazz permission to paint his Art Department! :rotfl:rotfl

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/photo.jpg

Darthrazz
07-09-2009, 01:06 PM
Webcams always invert images like that. Great photo 'Razz! :D

Thank you! It was a web cam indeed!

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 01:16 PM
Can someone do me a favor and take a pic of the bottom of Vader's helmet for me? I forgot to bring my camera and I need to send a pic of it Glen.

Thanks. :)

Lordscum
07-09-2009, 01:21 PM
Well, I have no pictures of Vader to share.....here is a picture of me waiting for Vader!:rotfl


http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/VideoSnapshot.jpg

Try not to stress too much over it , I'd hate to see it cause you to loose more hair , you don't have much left the spare! :lol


Sorry I couldn't resist! I'm loosing my hair too though and I know how much it sucks!

Darthrazz
07-09-2009, 01:22 PM
Try not to stress too much over it , I'd hate to see it cause you to loose more hair , you don't have much left the spare! :lol


Sorry I couldn't resist!

:rotfl:rotfl I ACTUALLY had hair when Vader started PROCESSING!:rotfl

Brent72
07-09-2009, 01:22 PM
Try not to stress too much over it , I'd hate to see it cause you to loose more hair , you don't have much left the spare! :lol


Sorry I couldn't resist!

Damn, that's cold. :lol

Darth Waller
07-09-2009, 01:25 PM
Maybe that should be the official Sideshow Freaks facepalm now.

Darthrazz
07-09-2009, 01:25 PM
Maybe that should be the official Sideshow Freaks facepalm now.

No.....please don't, although I'm honored, but , please no.

Darth Waller
07-09-2009, 01:27 PM
No.....please don't, although I'm honored, but , please no.

I guess I'll have to continue using this one then. :D

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/karr1213/DoubleFacepalmRickerPicard.jpg

FQRizzo
07-09-2009, 01:27 PM
Maybe that should be the official Sideshow Freaks facepalm now.


No.....please don't, although I'm honored, but , please no.

It will be done. :rock

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 01:28 PM
Can someone do me a favor and take a pic of the bottom of Vader's helmet for me? I forgot to bring my camera and I need to send a pic of it Glen.

Thanks. :)

:wave.............. :monkey1

FQRizzo
07-09-2009, 01:29 PM
:wave.............. :monkey1

People work you know. We don't get paid to play with our figures at work like some people. :monkey3

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 01:30 PM
People work you know. We don't get paid to play with our figures at work like some people. :monkey3

:lol :rock :rock :lol

kl241
07-09-2009, 01:38 PM
Just got mine from Monkeydepot and there's a fleck of silver paint in the side of the helmet. :(

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 01:42 PM
Inside the helmet or on the side? Can you scratch it off?

kl241
07-09-2009, 01:43 PM
Outside. I tried scratching it off with my fingernail but it is sealed.

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 02:12 PM
That sucks. monkeydepot is good at working with SS returns though I think. Or buy a new helmet from toyanxiety if you just want it resolved quickly.

Darthgothikus
07-09-2009, 02:46 PM
Has anyone pulled his boots off yet?

I'm interested as to how they attach. Does he have feet, or do the legs "plug" into the boots like Hot Toys Jack Sparrow.

Just wondering about possible articulation options...

Oh, and if anyone has had 'em off. Do they go back on easy? :angelsmil

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 02:47 PM
The boots are a plug type system.

Here is the body:

http://www.toyanxiety.com/images/products/StarWars/DarthVader/body.jpg

Picture from toyanxiety's Vader breakdown: http://www.toyanxiety.com/search.aspx?find=sideshow+darth+vader

Darthgothikus
07-09-2009, 02:57 PM
Cool Pix - Thanks!


Hmmm... stick a fur oversuit on that body...






:chew

Dally
07-09-2009, 03:12 PM
Lord Vader has arrived!

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa226/omfgitsdally/1247176892.jpg

The Josh
07-09-2009, 03:21 PM
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_2264-1.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_2265.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_2279.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_2302-1.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_2303-1.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_2308.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x214/Sideshow_SuperFan/IMG_2311.jpg

barryo
07-09-2009, 03:25 PM
doily vader.....:rock

nice clean crisp pics josh.

The Josh
07-09-2009, 03:26 PM
Thank ya :)

The Chaver
07-09-2009, 03:27 PM
The boots are a plug type system.

Here is the body:

http://www.toyanxiety.com/images/products/StarWars/DarthVader/body.jpg

Picture from toyanxiety's Vader breakdown: http://www.toyanxiety.com/search.aspx?find=sideshow+darth+vader

Those are some ridiculously long thighs.

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 03:27 PM
Can someone do me a favor and take a pic of the bottom of Vader's helmet for me? I forgot to bring my camera and I need to send a pic of it Glen.

Thanks. :)

BUmp!!!! :banana

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 03:28 PM
Those are some ridiculously long thighs.

Good thing they aren't meant to be seen. :rolleyes:

The Chaver
07-09-2009, 03:29 PM
Lord Vader has arrived!

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa226/omfgitsdally/1247176892.jpg

He looks better with his head up like in this pic and a couple of other pics that I've seen. You hardly notice his dome is off.

Darthgothikus
07-09-2009, 03:29 PM
A sith dolly on a sith doilly. Who'd of thought it. :monkey1

The Chaver
07-09-2009, 03:31 PM
Good thing they aren't meant to be seen. :rolleyes:

You can still tell that he is Miss proportioned, not by a lot but a little. He's got stubby lower legs! :lol


Don't shoot me..:gun

wofford29
07-09-2009, 03:31 PM
looks pretty good.

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 03:35 PM
You can still tell that he is Miss proportioned, not by a lot but a little. He's got stubby lower legs! :lol


Don't shoot me..:gun

Considering the massive boot he is wearing if his "stubby lower legs" were any bigger than he would look like a prying mantis. :lol

Brent72
07-09-2009, 04:56 PM
http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo264/cerealkeller/Picture127.jpg


I think that's my favorite picture of this figure yet. :cool:

Wor-Gar
07-09-2009, 05:00 PM
DOILY!

Great close-ups, Josh. I'm still in awe of that camera. It's almost too sharp.

guyver1
07-09-2009, 05:12 PM
Does anyone who have gotten this vader have any problem with the feet being uneven, meaning it tends to slant to the right, is there a way to fix this, perhaps take off the boots

The Josh
07-09-2009, 05:12 PM
A sith dolly on a sith doilly. Who'd of thought it. :monkey1

Hadn't thought of that. :lol


DOILY!

Great close-ups, Josh. I'm still in awe of that camera. It's almost too sharp.

Thank you! Glad you all like them. Pretty happy with them. I may have sharpened them a bit too much this time.

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 05:15 PM
Does anyone who have gotten this vader have any problem with the feet being uneven, meaning it tends to slant to the right, is there a way to fix this, perhaps take off the boots

My guess would be one of the boots isn't on all the way.

guyver1
07-09-2009, 05:37 PM
My guess would be one of the boots isn't on all the way.

the boots are so hard, is there anyway you can take them off

Darth Madden
07-09-2009, 06:13 PM
I just opened him up and WOW. To all the people who are worried about the dome... The size of the dome is insignificant next to the greatness of Vader. I know its not the right Vader but its all I got and they are at least a little different that the ones posted so far even though their quality is bad...

He's all yours bounty hunter.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c393/madden821/vaderfet2.jpg

No disintegrations.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c393/madden821/vaderfet5.jpg

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c393/madden821/vaderluk1.jpg

Shai
07-09-2009, 06:17 PM
Damn that luke buck bodie is crap.

Batty
07-09-2009, 06:17 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c393/madden821/vaderluk1.jpg

"Luke, I'm too tired to play right now. Leave Daddy alone."

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 06:26 PM
"Luke, I'm too tired to play right now. Leave Daddy alone."

:lol:lol:lol

Darth Madden
07-09-2009, 06:27 PM
Thats better than what I had. :)

Batty
07-09-2009, 06:31 PM
Thats better than what I had. :)

Sorry. :o :lol

RICEaRONI
07-09-2009, 06:35 PM
I just opened him up and WOW. To all the people who are worried about the dome... The size of the dome is insignificant next to the greatness of Vader. I know its not the right Vader but its all I got and they are at least a little different that the ones posted so far even though their quality is bad...

No disintegrations.
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c393/madden821/vaderfet5.jpg




lol he makes that medicom boba look like a little kid:google

kl241
07-09-2009, 06:40 PM
lol he makes that medicom boba look like a little kid:google

That's Hasblo!

Darth Madden
07-09-2009, 06:43 PM
Yeah, its the electronic Fett. My placeholder until Sideshows comes along. Best thing about it is that it has the REAL Boba voice. :)

D'oh!
07-09-2009, 06:56 PM
Mine is due to arrive tomorrow...

Thank the Maker!!

Valfar
07-09-2009, 07:05 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c393/madden821/vaderfet5.jpg


Looking at this pic, all i can think of is Vader using the force on Boba's face to the point the paint is chipping off piece by piece.:lol

SwedishHeat
07-09-2009, 07:18 PM
Well, I'd consider myself a nit-picker of Sideshow, and I'm picking no nits over Vader. I really don't care that he's giant, he's just that much more awesome. I wish he could kneel though, I was going to do a cool little picture series of him with the Godfather.

D. Martin
07-09-2009, 07:45 PM
Just noticed that my shipping was $15--that's almost twice the normal amount of ~$8. I'll have to check my other invoices when I get home and see if any of the other figures were shipped for that much.

Hands up who has to pay $40 so as a group we can all say 'awwwwww'

DarthNeil
07-09-2009, 07:56 PM
Hands up who has to pay $40 so as a group we can all say 'awwwwww'

:wave

I'd kill to only pay $15...

Vonhahn
07-09-2009, 08:14 PM
:D
Hands up who has to pay $40 so as a group we can all say 'awwwwww'

Well, to be fair...that IS your own fault for not living in the U.S..

:D

Deak Starkiller
07-09-2009, 08:21 PM
:D

Well, to be fair...that IS your own fault for not living in the U.S..

:D

Oh Jesus, that will set the Canucks a flame.

Valfar
07-09-2009, 08:29 PM
The shipping cost is definitely the reason i will never buy direct from SS...i do not mind picking a figure up at a local comic shop for way cheaper or like Toys2 or Ebay sometimes..does save me more but, if i get a defective figure..its hell.

Qrest Fourstar
07-09-2009, 08:31 PM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c393/madden821/vaderfet5.jpg


Looking at this pic, all i can think of is Vader using the force on Boba's face to the point the paint is chipping off piece by piece.:lol



There needs to be 'disintegrations' on that Hasblo Fett.

Vonhahn
07-09-2009, 08:34 PM
The shipping cost is definitely the reason i will never buy direct from SS...i do not mind picking a figure up at a local comic shop for way cheaper or like Toys2 or Ebay sometimes..does save me more but, if i get a defective figure..its hell.

And that is precisly why I can't buy from anyone BUT Sideshow. I had dmgd my Indy 12"' holster. Sideshow is shipping me a new one for only the cost of shipping because I could give them my order number. That's Customer Service!

D. Martin
07-09-2009, 08:38 PM
:D

Well, to be fair...that IS your own fault for not living in the U.S..

:D

Sadly, my friend, the US isn't the center of the galaxy. Our planet is round, you know, and I'm closer to California than you.
mind you, you are closer to NYC, and that trumps me.

Vonhahn
07-09-2009, 08:42 PM
Sadly, my friend, the US isn't the center of the galaxy. Our planet is round, you know, and I'm closer to California than you.

Oh, I agree...it's a big blue wonderful planet with cultures and peoples various and joyous.

It's just a fact of life of our planetary reality that UPS had just GOTTA charge ya more to get U.S. stuff to you when you are not in the U.S.. You should see what I have to pay for shipping to get things from the U.K..

But then...that's my fault for not living in London :-)

:chew

Valfar
07-09-2009, 08:45 PM
And that is precisly why I can't buy from anyone BUT Sideshow. I had dmgd my Indy 12"' holster. Sideshow is shipping me a new one for only the cost of shipping because I could give them my order number. That's Customer Service!

Well SHAM-WOW!! to you...:lol I could get damaged product replaced from SS as well and only pay the shipping, its been awhile since i purchased anything SS other then the Stormtrooper that came defective but, was able to get a replacement piece for it via Toy Anxiety for a cheaper price then the shipping cost quote from SS.

D. Martin
07-09-2009, 08:47 PM
It's just a fact of life of our planetary reality that UPS had just GOTTA charge ya more to get U.S. stuff to you when you are not in the U.S.. You should see what I have to pay for shipping to get things from the U.K..


UPS leaves their customer service at the border and makes up stupid charges. How a shipping company can't find a way to efficiently, and affordably cross an imaginary line baffles me.

If anyone's offering a green card, I'd move in a second.

The Josh
07-09-2009, 08:59 PM
Hey you all could live square in the middle of the country and be equal parts away from everything. :lol

RichAlot
07-09-2009, 09:03 PM
Got mine yesterday along with Hot Toys Predator and all I can say is WOW. This figure is the epitome of AWESOME in both scale and quality. I took the Predator out of the box, but hardly touched it b/c I was positioning Vader in just about every iconic pose imaginable. Pics to come tomorrow, but IMO, this is easily one of the top 10 or so 1/6-scale figures ever.

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 09:06 PM
Here is an awesome pic someone posted on Sideshow's facebook site:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs155.snc1/5800_1092774995430_1108183449_1442686_6286354_n.jp g

This pic is just begging for a caption. :lol

Valfar
07-09-2009, 09:07 PM
Got mine yesterday along with Hot Toys Predator and all I can say is WOW. This figure is the epitome of AWESOME in both scale and quality. I took the Predator out of the box, but hardly touched it b/c I was positioning Vader in just about every iconic pose imaginable. Pics to come tomorrow, but IMO, this is easily one of the top 10 or so 1/6-scale figures ever.

How long have you been collecting figures?, and what are some of the best 1/6th figures you own?...bold statement my friend.

Darthrazz
07-09-2009, 09:10 PM
Here is an awesome pic someone posted on Sideshow's facebook site:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs155.snc1/5800_1092774995430_1108183449_1442686_6286354_n.jp g

This pic is just begging for a caption. :lol

That is just awesome!

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 09:11 PM
How long have you been collecting figures?, and what are some of the best 1/6th figures you own?...bold statement my friend.

... and accurate in most everyone's opinion who has him in hand. :rolleyes:

D. Martin
07-09-2009, 09:13 PM
Hey you all could live square in the middle of the country and be equal parts away from everything. :lol

ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

D. Martin
07-09-2009, 09:14 PM
Here is an awesome pic someone posted on Sideshow's facebook site:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs155.snc1/5800_1092774995430_1108183449_1442686_6286354_n.jp g

This pic is just begging for a caption. :lol

That is so awesome!




fall is here, hear the yell
back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues
climb the fence, book and pens
i can tell that we are gonna be friends

walk with me, suzy lee
through the park, by the tree
we will rest upon the ground
and look at all the bugs we've found
then safely walk to school
without a sound

well here we are, no one else
we walked to school all by ourselves
there's dirt on our uniforms
from chasing all the ants and worms
we clean up and now it's time to learn


numbers, letters, learn to spell
nouns, and books, and show and tell
at playtime we will throw the ball
back to class, through the hall
teacher marks our height against the wall

and we don't notice any time pass
we don't notice anything
we sit side by side in every class
teacher thinks that i sound funny
but she likes the way you sing

tonight i'll dream while i'm in bed
when sill thoughts go through my head
about the bugs and alphabet
and when i wake tomorrow i'll bet
that you and i will walk together again
cause i can tell that we
are going to be friends

D. Martin
07-09-2009, 09:17 PM
... and accurate in most everyone's opinion who has him in hand. :rolleyes:

Yeah, this is the Vader figure I've wanted since I was five years old.

Valfar
07-09-2009, 09:19 PM
... and accurate in most everyone's opinion who has him in hand. :rolleyes:

One of the top ten 1/6th figures..ever?..doubt it, there is quite the list of figures that could be put ahead of SS Vader..not saying its not a good figure, i could easily put up a top ten of all Hot Toys figures that would beat this figure.

If the dome was bigger and wider, then maybe this would rank higher IMO.

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 09:20 PM
One of the top ten 1/6th figures..ever?..doubt it, there is quite the list of figures that could be put ahead of SS Vader..not saying its not a good figure, i could easily put up a top ten of all Hot Toys figures that would beat this figure.

Well you would be in the minority... not to mention you don't even own this figure so your opinion doesn't hold much water. :D

The Josh
07-09-2009, 09:23 PM
ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

Yeah, I left myself open to that. :lol


Yeah, this is the Vader figure I've wanted since I was five years old.

Its the best version I've ever seen and the quality I've been wanting to see since I got into the High End stuff.


... and accurate in most everyone's opinion who has him in hand. :rolleyes:

Its one of the best 1:6th figures I've ever owned. Right now he's on a shelf with SE, CC, Iron Man, and HT Hellboy. He holds his own and IMO is the best figure on that shelf.

Valfar
07-09-2009, 09:30 PM
Well you would be in the minority... not to mention you don't even own this figure so your opinion doesn't hold much water. :D

No..i do not own it..yet..but, its not hard to see the problems with it that would make it not place on my top ten figures of all time list.

And really, it does not matter if i own it or not..i had beef with the Stormie when the pics hit and when i got it in hand..still felt the same..pics can make or break the figure but, its never too far off from what we see in pics, production pics or in hand pics from people who bought it already.I know i will enjoy the figure for sure but, sometimes when you pay attention to detail more then others, its hard to accept something into a list such as "top ten best ever" thats just initial excitement talking,after recieving the figure.

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 09:31 PM
...sometimes when you pay attention to detail more then others, its hard to accept something into a list such as "top ten best ever" thats just initial excitement talking.

:lol:lol:lol

EVILFACE
07-09-2009, 09:34 PM
Top 10 Lists of anything is subjective.

MaulFan
07-09-2009, 09:36 PM
its hard to accept something into a list such as "top ten best ever" thats just initial excitement talking.

Why do you have to accept what someone else thinks, it's their opinion big whoop.

All reviews are subjective, I'd wager many folks at this site would make a top 10 figure list heavily filled with figures chosen more for character than actual production qualities of the figure, etc.

If someone feels Vader's one of the best 1/6 figures ever made, let them, no need to challenge their opinion, could simply leave it at something like, "Well, personally, I think he's nice, but there are other figures that'd beat him on my top 10 list", and then your opinion would be out there, other opinions out there, and no feuds over that, that's where threads get out of control, people hypocritically cry about not being able to share their opinions and then are often first to attack people's opinions.

There's ways to be speak in rebuttle to opinions without it coming off as a personal attack on the person for having the opinion they did, and if people avoided going there, these threads wouldn't go on for pages in argument like this one has gotten to.

pixletwin
07-09-2009, 09:38 PM
No MF. You don't understand. its because he is burdened with a higher plane of human perception than most other mere mortals.

kl241
07-09-2009, 09:41 PM
Here is an awesome pic someone posted on Sideshow's facebook site:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs155.snc1/5800_1092774995430_1108183449_1442686_6286354_n.jp g

This pic is just begging for a caption. :lol

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Wor-Gar
07-09-2009, 09:44 PM
This Vader is top notch. He easily fits in with the SS SW line but there's just something about the materials used here that really set it apart. The craftsmanship on this one is beyond what we've been getting in the line lately.

Is it better than Godfather? Ironman Mark I? Predator? Who knows? Better in what way? But as far as eye candy, this Vader really grabs your attention in the best possible way.

The Josh
07-09-2009, 09:46 PM
That was the thing I noticed last night when I looked at him before going to bed. Since it was nearly 3am when I finally got to look at him that the materials where just even better than normal. I really feel like it took a step up.

Valfar
07-09-2009, 09:47 PM
Why do you have to accept what someone else thinks, it's their opinion big whoop.

All reviews are subjective, I'd wager many folks at this site would make a top 10 figure list heavily filled with figures chosen more for character than actual production qualities of the figure, etc.

If someone feels Vader's one of the best 1/6 figures ever made, let them, no need to challenge their opinion, could simply leave it at something like, "Well, personally, I think he's nice, but there are other figures that'd beat him on my top 10 list", and then your opinion would be out there, other opinions out there, and no feuds over that, that's where threads get out of control, people hypocritically cry about not being able to share their opinions and then are often first to attack people's opinions.

There's ways to be speak in rebuttle to opinions without it coming off as a personal attack on the person for having the opinion they did, and if people avoided going there, these threads wouldn't go on for pages in argument like this one has gotten to.

I am giving my take on what i think about the figure and where it would place with me due to inaccuracies, i was never forcing my opinion as the be all end all point of view, just said it was a bold statement and that is IMO..always is..i found it funny how much BS i got from commenting on how SS F'ed up their Stormtrooper until others who own 1:1 scale Stormie helmets started agreeing with me that it was off, where others were saying it was perfect...then the naysayers finally gave in and said "oh! wow i really did not know there was that much of a difference"..so, i get grilled for "my opinion" because its me..then others come in to reinforce my point and fighting stops...its childs play on here sometimes.