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ComputerFly
07-21-2009, 03:10 PM
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=7045

Check the video


To buy, check here for the Exclusive:
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=3000031&affiliate=dstephan

Here for the Regular:
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=300003&affiliate=dstephan

x :peace

hand_o_doomy
07-21-2009, 03:21 PM
I'm super excited about this! I'll be snagging one for sure.

ProgMatinee
07-21-2009, 03:59 PM
should be nice, but really wish we had at least 1 more previewed.

The Mike
07-21-2009, 04:16 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b44/kryptonianmike/EvilQueen.jpg

iron.jedi83
07-21-2009, 04:22 PM
wonder what the price point will be

creature4000
07-21-2009, 04:23 PM
this might be hard to pass up!

creature4000
07-21-2009, 04:23 PM
considering it's diney.. it'll be $300

Agent0028
07-21-2009, 04:45 PM
Awesome, I want it! Three hundred dollars is not a bad price. That's about what the last few PF's I've got cost.

Havok
07-21-2009, 05:11 PM
It looks like it'll be great but it's a pass for me. Just not a character that's up there on my list.

Darth Snoopy
07-21-2009, 05:22 PM
I like what I see so far! Hmmmm...is Snow White far behind? :D

Beerbelly Bob
07-21-2009, 05:28 PM
I'm getting this for my mom. She is a big fan and she'll love it.

Aerosmith
07-21-2009, 08:11 PM
Looks great! I hope they make a Magic Mirror to go with it. :rock

Agent0028
07-21-2009, 08:12 PM
Magic Mirror...that reminds me I was contemplating getting the WDCC Magic Mirror and queen to go with it... Hmm, which do I want more...or do I want both?

Darklord Dave
07-22-2009, 12:57 AM
I'm really digging this one. She's even got the look of that old-timey animation. http://sideshowcollectors.com/images/queen.jpg

Can you imagine her with a whole series of Disney villains? Maleficent, Hook, Ursula, etc.

Aerosmith
07-22-2009, 01:10 AM
Don't forget Gaston! No one is as collectable as Gaston! :lol

Adoptedscot
07-22-2009, 02:36 AM
Looking fantastic :rock
x :peace

creature4000
07-22-2009, 05:07 AM
I'm really digging this one. She's even got the look of that old-timey animation. http://sideshowcollectors.com/images/queen.jpg

Can you imagine her with a whole series of Disney villains? Maleficent, Hook, Ursula, etc.

yeah that would be an awesome sight!

Agent0028
07-22-2009, 07:54 AM
I intend to have a villains gallery, I think it wil look awesome indeed.

Desilu
07-22-2009, 08:48 AM
I'm so excited about this one, I am so hoping they do decide on a villian line with Disney. It makes me all mushy inside!

theguru1
07-22-2009, 09:16 AM
While not at the top of my want list (Jessica, Beast, Belle and Ariel), this does look rather good.
What we can see of the costume looks amazing and the face has the look of disdain as she is told, that she is not the fairest of all. Not doubt Snow White will follow at some point and the two together, with maybe a dwarf at some point would look great together.

My guess a number of days back was that the apple is the Ex, tho take the apple away and the hand/arm would look a bit funny, unless its a whole arm swap.
However, make the mirror the Ex and that's going to be a darn big Ex addition.

Anyway, here's looking forward to the full reveal and deciding on an Ex purchase or the Reg locally.

tomandshell
07-22-2009, 02:22 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b44/kryptonianmike/EvilQueen.jpg

This thing is going to be HUGE--you can see how giant it's going to be when you compare the size of the hand/arm to the size of the apple that Sideshow has been using lately to demonstrate scale in their pictures.

:google

Aerosmith
07-22-2009, 02:32 PM
This thing is going to be HUGE--you can see how giant it's going to be when you compare the size of the hand/arm to the size of the apple that Sideshow has been using lately to demonstrate scale in their pictures.

:google

:rotfl :rotfl

Agent0028
07-22-2009, 04:55 PM
Took me a few seconds to get it. Good one Tom. :lol

If the mirror is the exclusive its going to drive the price way up. And I'll pay it.

Darth Waller
07-23-2009, 05:29 AM
Pictures from Mesa. I love that base. :rock

I wonder if the book, skull and bird will be the exclusive.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h112/mesascott/SDCC%202009/IMG_1747Large.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h112/mesascott/SDCC%202009/IMG_1746Large.jpg

creature4000
07-23-2009, 05:32 AM
yeah.. the scull and book will be the EX.

theguru1
07-23-2009, 05:47 AM
Ooo' that looks pretty good and maybe fairly large, especially since it does include a mirror.

No doubt the Ex will be book, bird, skull, so not a super must have, which could be a good thing.

So, cost, ES and exact size to come later today. Add to that I think this bodes well for the line, especially if production can match.

theguru1
07-23-2009, 08:15 AM
Backstage pass is up, gives a good idea of its size, pretty large: http://www.sideshowtoy.com/_content/cc09-podium-5469.php?podium=1&KeepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=525&width=850

Agent0028
07-23-2009, 08:21 AM
I like that the box is the base. Although that may make it look odd when with the other villains depending on what their base looks like...

ozzfan84
07-23-2009, 08:56 AM
Got my EX order in!

Agent0028
07-23-2009, 08:57 AM
Got mine in too. 300 dollars not bad at all.

Darth Waller
07-23-2009, 08:59 AM
I can't wait to go to SDCC some day and preorder at Sideshow's booth. Must be a nice feeling.

IronFingaz
07-23-2009, 09:01 AM
Got my Excl.!!! :rock :joy

Darth Waller
07-23-2009, 09:01 AM
Got my Excl.!!! :rock :joy

What? How?

bagelsncheesey
07-23-2009, 09:03 AM
What? How?

Um, it's on the site :duh :lol

Agent0028
07-23-2009, 09:03 AM
It's up for Pre-order Waller.

Darth Waller
07-23-2009, 09:03 AM
Um, it's on the site :duh :lol

:duh is right. :lol

Darth Waller
07-23-2009, 09:04 AM
I've been busy looking at pictures that I forgot there were preorders today. :lol

bagelsncheesey
07-23-2009, 09:06 AM
I've been busy looking at pictures that I forgot there were preorders today. :lol

Yup, everyday :rock

Keep yo eyes peeled.

bagelsncheesey
07-23-2009, 09:09 AM
Ordered the Ex. myself :rock

SSC_Nerd
07-23-2009, 09:21 AM
Not absolutely sure if I'll keep it when it comes out, but I'll happily preorder it to support the line. Would love to see what else they have in store for the line.

Shai
07-23-2009, 09:25 AM
looks very nice.

tomandshell
07-23-2009, 09:49 AM
This costume doesn't seem particularly elaborate, but it's still $300. (I'm assuming that the licensing fee is Disney-sized.) It really frightens me to think how much they'll want for something more detailed like Jack Sparrow.

That being said--it looks great and while I'm not interested in this particular character, I think the line is off to a good start.

forestlite
07-23-2009, 09:51 AM
Love the colors and the costume looks incredible! EX ordered...now bring on Maleficent!

Agent0028
07-23-2009, 10:03 AM
Think about Dooku, he's not very elaborate either and he's up to 300.

ProgMatinee
07-23-2009, 10:20 AM
how many units you guys think on these?

Desilu
07-23-2009, 10:23 AM
EX ordered! Love her.

IronFingaz
07-23-2009, 10:30 AM
Ordered the Ex. myself :rock

http://www.mediabistro.com/unbeige/original/BM68~You-Suck-Big-Time-Posters.jpg

Aerosmith
07-23-2009, 01:14 PM
The base looks great. I will be ordering for sure when I get back from vacation! :rock

SimFeliz
07-23-2009, 03:26 PM
I still can't decide. She looks great, just not sure if she would fit into my collection since most of my PF‘s are either SW or horror.

Agent0028
07-23-2009, 04:34 PM
Simple, start a new collection.

bumblebee
07-23-2009, 05:55 PM
Ex ordered.

theguru1
07-23-2009, 08:51 PM
Got my Ex order in. I think she looks great and as part of an overall Disney PF collection, will be super cool.
Will need a mirror backing for the display case tho, hehe

The Ex choice is good, thought the apple could be it, but makes sense for it not to be.
She's not small either, 55cm, that's around Indy height, with I think a smaller base. If production is as good as prototype, and SS can keep it up, then this line really could go far.

I too was hoping for more then one preview, order one and preview one, but I guess we will have to wait a little longer to see what's next.

uscmhicks
07-23-2009, 09:02 PM
amazing statue but I simply haven't got the space to delve into another line !.

dudu
07-23-2009, 09:09 PM
ordered the exclusive.

Kaijuboy
07-23-2009, 09:19 PM
Ooo' that looks pretty good and maybe fairly large, especially since it does include a mirror.


:confused: What mirror?

Oh, and this officially marks the first Disney piece I have EVER bought...

Silent December
07-23-2009, 10:34 PM
This is truly an amazing piece, but just like everybody else, I'm on the fence on ordering it due to space and having to start another line. I'll decide by tomorrow though.

theguru1
07-23-2009, 10:42 PM
:confused: What mirror?

Oh, and this officially marks the first Disney piece I have EVER bought...

yeah, no mirror. I saw an earlier pic which looked a bit like a mirror on the side, but turns out it was the display case.

O'well, I guess one could put a mirror at the back of ones display.

Even so, its all good.

Kaijuboy
07-23-2009, 10:44 PM
This is truly an amazing piece, but just like everybody else, I'm on the fence on ordering it due to space and having to start another line. I'll decide by tomorrow though.

No need for a another line. Evil knows no boundaries or product lines! :D

Give me a Maleficent of this quality, and I'm done. :naughty

Its not like I'm going to start getting mickey or Jiminey Cricket figurines... :lol

Kaijuboy
07-23-2009, 10:45 PM
yeah, no mirror. I saw an earlier pic which looked a bit like a mirror on the side, but turns out it was the display case.

O'well, I guess one could put a mirror at the back of ones display.

Even so, its all good.

Now the quest begins to get (or make) an accurately scaled mirror for this...

SimFeliz
07-23-2009, 11:08 PM
It would of been good if the mirror was the exclusive (I still like the Raven ). I guess if they had it would of upped the price, and the complaining would start in here too.

I think I will order her - Every time I look it grows more, and more on me.

Curious what the ES is!

Silent December
07-24-2009, 12:10 AM
No need for a another line. Evil knows no boundaries or product lines! :D

Give me a Maleficent of this quality, and I'm done. :naughty

Its not like I'm going to start getting mickey or Jiminey Cricket figurines... :lol

:drool :drool

Beerbelly Bob
07-24-2009, 01:26 AM
Ordered the exclusive.

theguru1
07-24-2009, 07:56 AM
I had marc fix the QTVR link (was showing the Doc Holiday PF), so ppl should check it out, looks really nice.

Agent0028
07-24-2009, 08:21 AM
If they ever do a magic mirror, with the slave's face in it I would totally buy it at a PF price.

Aerosmith
07-24-2009, 02:34 PM
Low Quantity Alert. Looks like I won't be getting an Exclusive unless I luck out on the wait list. :lol

Agent0028
07-24-2009, 02:34 PM
Why aren't you ordering yet?

Aerosmith
07-24-2009, 02:35 PM
I havnt gotten my new debit card yet.

Agent0028
07-24-2009, 02:38 PM
Maybe you can use your old one and update it when it comes time to ship. I don't know if they check the cards out when the order is placed, but I doubt it since you won't get charged for several months.

Aerosmith
07-24-2009, 02:56 PM
I tried that. It told me my card needed to be updated. :lol

Agent0028
07-24-2009, 03:15 PM
Ugh, that sucks, sorry to hear that. I'm sure you'll get it off the waitlist, just jump on ASAP.

ProgMatinee
07-25-2009, 07:54 AM
curious to see the quantity on this.

tomandshell
07-25-2009, 09:25 AM
Me, too. I wonder how many exclusives there will be.

I'm really starting to think that it's got one of my favorite PF bases ever.

Agent0028
07-25-2009, 09:34 AM
It's a great base, but I'm concerned about what they'll do for the base for other characters. Mostly I'm concerned about the villains since that is who I will display her with. Maybe Skull Rock or a treasure chest for Captain Hook, but what about Maleficent, or Jafar?

Darth Waller
07-25-2009, 03:41 PM
Sideshow lines typically don't have any recurring themes in their bases, so I don't expect the Disney to either. Would be cool, though.

praxitas
07-25-2009, 03:53 PM
Just got back from vacation and hopped on the wait list. Hopefully there will be lots of buyers remorse :monkey3

Agent0028
07-25-2009, 04:07 PM
Sideshow lines typically don't have any recurring themes in their bases, so I don't expect the Disney to either. Would be cool, though.

Maybe they won't. But I hope they do, I like things to look relatively uniform...

Darth Waller
07-25-2009, 04:29 PM
Maybe they won't. But I hope they do, I like things to look relatively uniform...

I only have a couple random PFs, but I agree that it makes it difficult to display them together if their bases are 3 or 4 inches shorter than the one next to it.

Agent0028
07-25-2009, 04:49 PM
Alot of the SW PF's are similar in appearance and they are the same height. The biggest difference being that the top of the base looks like the floor of the ship or room they were in. With a few exceptions like both Lukes and Boba Fett, maybe some others, they have some of the environment on the base as well.

Dementor
07-26-2009, 02:50 PM
Took a picture of her...she is AMAZING!

Sithlord1975
07-26-2009, 04:36 PM
Exclusive is sold out. Grabbed mine in time...whew

theguru1
07-26-2009, 08:42 PM
Exclusive is sold out. Grabbed mine in time...whew
Same here. In fact, I think the Ex of this is the only item to sell out during SDCC, which I guess either mean it was rather popular or the ES is pretty small, or both.

Here's hoping its both, for those of us that got our order in.

Dementor
07-26-2009, 11:21 PM
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa143/dementor92/DSCN1893.jpg

She is so glorious!

Darth Snoopy
07-27-2009, 07:01 AM
I missed out on the Ex but got a Reg which is fine by me!

This PF is beautiful andi I can't wait to see more in this line. :rock :rock :rock

I hope that Snow White is the first in her line! :)

Agent0028
07-27-2009, 08:17 AM
I have a hard time seeing a Disney PF with a small exclusive. I would expect this to be a big license like Star Wars.

praxitas
07-31-2009, 06:39 AM
My exclusive converted already :banana:banana:banana

ProgMatinee
07-31-2009, 07:07 AM
mine too. I'm just hanging on to see how big the edition size is. if its too big I might cancel.

praxitas
07-31-2009, 07:10 AM
I'm not overly concerned about the edition size. I think it will be pretty large, but with this being the first piece and disney having a large following I don't think this will "lose" money. Especially the exclusive.

jlprjlpr
08-05-2009, 11:07 AM
It's a great base, but I'm concerned about what they'll do for the base for other characters. Mostly I'm concerned about the villains since that is who I will display her with. Maybe Skull Rock or a treasure chest for Captain Hook, but what about Maleficent, or Jafar?

Personally, I would much have preferred the base to be the floor where the character is. I really don't like stylized bases of objects like what they did with her. I wish she was standing on the floor.

jlprjlpr
08-05-2009, 11:12 AM
mine too. I'm just hanging on to see how big the edition size is. if its too big I might cancel.

I'm curious about your statement. I have a question and you obviously don't have to answer if you don't want. If you like it and intend to keep it, what difference does the edition size make?

I can understand if you intend to flip it that a large edition size is less desirable but if you just want it for yourself what difference does it make if there are 100 or 10,000?

I guess my question really is, is a statue more attractive and desirable because the edition is low and part of its attraction is that you can have it and very few others can have it or is the statue intrinsically attractive regardless of how many copies there are of it?

Agent0028
08-05-2009, 11:19 AM
Personally, I would much have preferred the base to be the floor where the character is. I really don't like stylized bases of objects like what they did with her. I wish she was standing on the floor.

I am inclined to agree. But only since I see this as being part of a series. If it were a standalone piece I would be perfectly fine with it.

ProgMatinee
08-05-2009, 11:53 AM
I'm curious about your statement. I have a question and you obviously don't have to answer if you don't want. If you like it and intend to keep it, what difference does the edition size make?

I can understand if you intend to flip it that a large edition size is less desirable but if you just want it for yourself what difference does it make if there are 100 or 10,000?

I guess my question really is, is a statue more attractive and desirable because the edition is low and part of its attraction is that you can have it and very few others can have it or is the statue intrinsically attractive regardless of how many copies there are of it?

Normally I have the stance entirely like you. But this PF I'm kinda on the fence about whether I want it or not. Furthermore I'm on the fence about needing the exclusive or not.

The price for the exclusive is already $42 more than a regular from Alter Ego and I have a feeling if the regular edition size is quite large the aftermarket prices will further go down.

So anyway, I just don't want to pay $42 more for an item if not very rare will not be worth the added price.

Agent0028
08-05-2009, 01:42 PM
I've been questioning myself about the exclusive as well. It's an awesome exclusive, but I'm not really sure how good it will look displayed with the piece. I'm thinking about going to a craft store and seeing if they have a little wooden table I could set it on. But saving nearly 50 bucks is pretty tempting.

theguru1
08-05-2009, 07:33 PM
Personally, I would much have preferred the base to be the floor where the character is. I really don't like stylized bases of objects like what they did with her. I wish she was standing on the floor.

But it that was the case, then the long flowing cloak, would be half spread out on the floor. By adding a base with some height, you get the whole long flowing look, which I think is needed.

Agent0028
08-05-2009, 07:35 PM
True, but being spread out on the floor is the way it looked in the movie making it more accurate and realistic in a way. That actually makes me want a different base more.

theguru1
08-05-2009, 09:44 PM
That too is true, tho then I'd be a bit more worried about it all getting dirty, as dust collects. I guess one could go either way and I suppose I'm not all that fussed, as long as it looks as good overall as the prototype does.

And while the Ex is a bit more expensive, I am thinking a bit long term and the other various 'extra bits' one may get with others and how all together it could look really nice. Besides, if the Ex ends up being like an ES of 250 or so, they will hold their value way better.

Agent0028
08-06-2009, 08:02 AM
No way is this going to have a small ES.

jlprjlpr
08-06-2009, 11:06 AM
True, but being spread out on the floor is the way it looked in the movie making it more accurate and realistic in a way. That actually makes me want a different base more.

Definitely should have had the floor from the original film. I really hate gimmicky base. For example, I hate that most Star Trek Statues/Action Figures stand on a large version of the A shaped Star Trek Federation chest badge/emblem. I never saw Kirk or Spock standing on a big A!

ProgMatinee
08-06-2009, 11:11 AM
I'll take a gimmicky base over a poorly chosen "realistic" base any day. Have you seen the base for the zombie PF? Its a BATHROOM FLOOR. How tacky. On the other hand, one like the Blackbeard PF is amazing and the 2 Tombstone characters are alright too.

Personally I like the LOTR bases the best as it combines a nice anchor as well as a little turf mixed in.

Darth Waller
08-06-2009, 11:42 AM
I don't mind the base. I like how Sideshow comes up with different bases from time to time.

Agent0028
08-06-2009, 12:29 PM
I would like the Star Trek PF's standing on the little logo thing. Same as I love that the Indy PF is on the idol pedestool. My big thing is that I want them to match, and I'm not sure how well it'll work for other PF's. Captain Hook on Skull Rock sounds awesome though.

theguru1
08-06-2009, 05:52 PM
No way is this going to have a small ES.

If its a large ES, then the Ex sold out rather fast for a large number.

I'm sure the Reg will have a fairly big ES, not so sure about the Ex tho.

IronFingaz
08-06-2009, 06:05 PM
Excl. EX 300 :rock

MinMay
08-06-2009, 06:07 PM
wow...very low for a Disney.

I guess the EX will hit 1K on eBay.


Excl. EX 300 :rock

Agent0028
08-06-2009, 06:07 PM
Wow, I'm very surprised. That seals it, no way am I canceling the exclusive...

spenca7
08-06-2009, 06:08 PM
I got on the wait list a day after exclusive sold out and later the day after it converted so we shall see! hope they do snow white next

MinMay
08-06-2009, 06:11 PM
Snow White is going to make this one 1K on eBay. Book it! hahaha


I got on the wait list a day after exclusive sold out and later the day after it converted so we shall see! hope they do snow white next

spenca7
08-06-2009, 06:17 PM
Definately MinMay, I let it convert and the fiance will be so happy, its the only statue allowed in the living room lol

theguru1
08-06-2009, 07:19 PM
So I guess my estimate of 250 for the ES wasn't all that far off then.....

Makes one wonder what the Reg will be now, 1250 or are ppl thinking more

Darth Waller
08-06-2009, 07:23 PM
Excl. EX 300 :rock

That's a nice ES. Now come on #37! :rock

Aerosmith
08-06-2009, 07:48 PM
Guess I won't be getting the Exclusive now. :lol

Agent0028
08-06-2009, 07:56 PM
You might. When did you get on it?

Aerosmith
08-06-2009, 09:35 PM
I havn't. :lol

When I get my Debit Card im going to get on the wait list. Im not to worried about it though. :)

dudu
08-06-2009, 10:38 PM
I'm glad got the exclusive. Pretty low number. :banana

DVDVampire
08-07-2009, 06:31 AM
300 ES is insane for a Disney collectible. I was thinking it would be around 1000-1500.

Agent0028
08-07-2009, 07:49 AM
I havn't. :lol

When I get my Debit Card im going to get on the wait list. Im not to worried about it though. :)

Well good luck with it. We've seen some high cancellations on other items so you may be able to snag one.

The ill Jedi
08-07-2009, 08:04 AM
Excl. EX 300 :rock
Damn, I just saw that as I was looking at my orders!! :rock

She just looks so damn deliciously evil, I love her!! :love

bagelsncheesey
08-07-2009, 08:35 AM
Damn, I just saw that as I was looking at my orders!! :rock

She just looks so damn deliciously evil, I love her!! :love

:lecture :lecture :lecture

ProgMatinee
08-07-2009, 11:32 AM
I'll probably keep it. That is a low number. Maybe I'll join the evil flippers. :lol

dudu
08-07-2009, 11:51 AM
I suspect a lot of people will keep it since it's the first PF feature for Disney. Plus she looks awesome.

theguru1
08-07-2009, 08:29 PM
300 ES is insane for a Disney collectible. I was thinking it would be around 1000-1500.

Well, that ES is for the Exclusive, not doubt the Reg will be in that 1000-1500 range.

terryvad
08-08-2009, 02:08 AM
will see dude. ;)

DVDVampire
08-08-2009, 02:48 PM
Well, that ES is for the Exclusive, not doubt the Reg will be in that 1000-1500 range.

That's a possibility, or maybe the REG will be 700 making the overall ES 1000.

DVDVampire
08-08-2009, 02:49 PM
I suspect a lot of people will keep it since it's the first PF feature for Disney. Plus she looks awesome.

Bingo. :banana

theguru1
08-09-2009, 01:11 AM
That's a possibility, or maybe the REG will be 700 making the overall ES 1000.

Now that would be interesting, but I'd be surprised if the overall ES is that small.
Still, with a somewhat untested market for this type of product, its hard to know which way to jump.
A very good and fairly limited first off Disney PF could create a bit of buzz and I guess for those us that already have an order, the lower the better.

The Mike
08-09-2009, 11:52 AM
Small ESs on Disney items is a smart way to go. People know that Disney items are popular and have fans but the reality is that Disney fans are really fickle. They are also very much in the group that answers with their wallets. Disney has a tendancy to oversaturate their markets. The Star Wars Big Figs for example when there was one per year and limited they sold out amazingly fast. So they continued only increasing the edition sizes as well as the numbers of ones offered and re-releasing ones that were previously sold out. Now you can find them everywhere in Disney and in plentiful numbers. They aren't limited anymore and fans walk.

Master Replicas is a perfect example of this. Their Mouseketeers Hats were great, well done, beautifully tailored. They were overpriced and the stands were trash. They sold a few at first but then it rotted on their site. Then suddenly they were bargain priced at like $25 and sold a lot. Their Monorails were fantastic, worth every penny only overpriced by like $50 IMHO. They went on sale on Disney's site over one holiday and sold out. They were like $80 I believe. Master Replicas even bought the rights and tried to sell other attraction statues like their Jungle Cruise boats which were made by a different company but those didn't sell either. Their screen scenes were amazing, my wife has the Little Mermaid one, again no movement. Even by their own admission what sold the absolute best were the cheap affordable POTC jewelry items, they couldn't keep up with the demand. The high end stuff like the chest or Barbossa's sword which were great items were bargain basement bin'd amazingly fast. They couldn't find the right mix of cost to product. It didn't help that it was in the time of the Star Wars ES skyrocket and most MR products followed that line.

The Disney license can often cost more money than it makes and SSC is very smart by not only doing a character that will entice classic fans but also keeping the ES really low to make them attractive to a majority of collectors.

I hope all numbers stay this low.

Aerosmith
08-09-2009, 12:48 PM
Disney has a tendancy to oversaturate their markets. The Star Wars Big Figs for example when there was one per year and limited they sold out amazingly fast. So they continued only increasing the edition sizes as well as the numbers of ones offered and re-releasing ones that were previously sold out. Now you can find them everywhere in Disney and in plentiful numbers. They aren't limited anymore and fans walk.


I see the same thing happening with Vinylmation. Park 1 and Urban 1 Sold Out in a couple months. They saw this and made more. Now you can still find Park 2 everywhere. I also hate they are releasing them to fast. Clear 1 came out one week and then Urban 2 the next. :rolleyes:

forestlite
08-09-2009, 03:48 PM
Small ESs on Disney items is a smart way to go. People know that Disney items are popular and have fans but the reality is that Disney fans are really fickle. They are also very much in the group that answers with their wallets. Disney has a tendancy to oversaturate their markets. The Star Wars Big Figs for example when there was one per year and limited they sold out amazingly fast. So they continued only increasing the edition sizes as well as the numbers of ones offered and re-releasing ones that were previously sold out. Now you can find them everywhere in Disney and in plentiful numbers. They aren't limited anymore and fans walk.

Master Replicas is a perfect example of this. Their Mouseketeers Hats were great, well done, beautifully tailored. They were overpriced and the stands were trash. They sold a few at first but then it rotted on their site. Then suddenly they were bargain priced at like $25 and sold a lot. Their Monorails were fantastic, worth every penny only overpriced by like $50 IMHO. They went on sale on Disney's site over one holiday and sold out. They were like $80 I believe. Master Replicas even bought the rights and tried to sell other attraction statues like their Jungle Cruise boats which were made by a different company but those didn't sell either. Their screen scenes were amazing, my wife has the Little Mermaid one, again no movement. Even by their own admission what sold the absolute best were the cheap affordable POTC jewelry items, they couldn't keep up with the demand. The high end stuff like the chest or Barbossa's sword which were great items were bargain basement bin'd amazingly fast. They couldn't find the right mix of cost to product. It didn't help that it was in the time of the Star Wars ES skyrocket and most MR products followed that line.

The Disney license can often cost more money than it makes and SSC is very smart by not only doing a character that will entice classic fans but also keeping the ES really low to make them attractive to a majority of collectors.

I hope all numbers stay this low.


Very smart and well thought out analysis! I am very selective with collecting Disney items, because the market, as you stated, is over saturated with too much merchandise. The average Disney fan cannot afford to keep up with all this stuff. I would never purchase any of their serial cels, lithos or WDCC pieces for investment purposes. If you like the item and have a passion for the subject, then no problem. But I dislike when salespeople push this stuff with an angle towards the "future rise in value" scenario. If I was going to buy Disneyana to invest, it would be original cels or early Disneyland items.

ProgMatinee
08-09-2009, 04:33 PM
ES really low to make them attractive to a majority of collectors.



Interesting analysis overall, but don't you think this is a contradictory statement? Whats the point of attracting "a majority" if your ES is so small?

Mind you, I won't mind having a small ES since I got it. But what I'm worried about is if ES is too small then the license isn't worthwhile and the line will stop before it reaches the figures I really want.

Agent0028
08-09-2009, 06:19 PM
Good points Mike, I hadn't thought of it that way. I fully expected a large exclusive es and a large regular es, but I can see how with oversaturation they may be better off with smaller limited runs. I think Prog makes a good point too though that it may be a difficult balancing act.

theguru1
08-09-2009, 07:38 PM
From since it was announced, I was two minds over which way the ES was going to go. A large ES lets all who want them a good chance to buy them, but if too large, no hurry to buy, secondary market prices plummet and very few even bother to buy in the first place.

Too low a ES and plenty miss out, get pissed off and just drop the whole line before even starting. As you say, so much Disney stuff out there, that finding something to buy in ones price range isn't much of a problem.

If one assumes that the PF line will continue (which I really hope it does, as based on what we know is coming in 2010, there are still plenty that I want which are yet to be shown at all), then a lowish ES has the advantage in so much that if one half misses a PF that they would have liked. All you need to do is wait a year for one to come along that you wanted even more.

Lets face it, the 'character' options are massive and I'd be very surprised if anyone is going to get them all, I know I won't be. So given the cost, a smallish ES lets one focus on just want you want, while ensuring that all will sell out.

Going to be an interesting few years ahead, lets hope QC doesn't let us all down.

ProgMatinee
08-09-2009, 07:50 PM
yeah a large ES might be a problem too. Look at the Indy line, they made too many of the first one and the line never really took off.

I guess as long as SSC is making enough to justify the license fee thats whats important. But I'll just be devistated (in a collector sense) if a Tron PF never arrives.

The Mike
08-09-2009, 08:26 PM
I see the same thing happening with Vinylmation. Park 1 and Urban 1 Sold Out in a couple months. They saw this and made more. Now you can still find Park 2 everywhere. I also hate they are releasing them to fast. Clear 1 came out one week and then Urban 2 the next. :rolleyes:

There are rumors that they are even re-releasing some of the earlier releases scattered in through the upcoming lines....


If I was going to buy Disneyana to invest, it would be original cels or early Disneyland items.

Agreed and Disney seems to be pushing the collecting for collecting with offering a ton of their product in larger quantities to make them readily available. I think the only real limited things are for specific celebrations although a lot of them are still able to be found if you look hard enough.


Interesting analysis overall, but don't you think this is a contradictory statement? Whats the point of attracting "a majority" if your ES is so small? Mind you, I won't mind having a small ES since I got it. But what I'm worried about is if ES is too small then the license isn't worthwhile and the line will stop before it reaches the figures I really want.

Not really, keeping the ES low is what causes a fever because people know they have to buy now if they want it. Using the Master Replicas model again when their first couple of lightsabers were released they were severely limited but took a bit to sell out. Then the next few again kept the lower ES and people nabbed them quick, were excited about the releases and the secondary value of older pieces went through the roof. That attracts a majority to the line but not everyone will be into every piece, with Disney there is so much that could come out from different lines at the same time and get people excited. To keep the line going the more sell outs the better. When items rot on the shelves no matter how popular they line is or could be it starts companies thinking that the line isn't profitable or viable.

If we want the line to continue and diversify then we need sell outs, as much as possible. The low ES will attract those who are "rare" collectors as well as standard fans and insure more of a sell out possibility and the longer the line goes. If they create products that have enormous ESs like 2000 for example they'll just sit there and the lines will slow because they won't be able to recoup the money spent both on the R&D as well as the licensing fees themselves. Remember that some of them will require higher fees because they have to pay more than just Disney. If they make low edition sizes and the pieces still don't sell then that is a horrible sign.


Good points Mike, I hadn't thought of it that way. I fully expected a large exclusive es and a large regular es, but I can see how with oversaturation they may be better off with smaller limited runs. I think Prog makes a good point too though that it may be a difficult balancing act.

It always is, fans will complain when they don't get the exclusives that they want or even the pieces they want because the edition sizes are too small which causes companies to increase the sizes and when they hit too high of a limit than fans start to lose interest because you can say "I'll just wait for it on sale on eBay or at an AD". Even the most devoted fan if they can find a deal will wait for it which means that they'll skip initial releases and Sideshow will see the line as a dud. The balancing act is tough but if SSC can do it right this line will outsell the majority of their other lines and go the distance. Unfortunately history has shown that it only takes one figure to start a line weakening and a couple of bad follow ups to kill it.


From since it was announced, I was two minds over which way the ES was going to go. A large ES lets all who want them a good chance to buy them, but if too large, no hurry to buy, secondary market prices plummet and very few even bother to buy in the first place.

Too low a ES and plenty miss out, get pissed off and just drop the whole line before even starting. As you say, so much Disney stuff out there, that finding something to buy in ones price range isn't much of a problem.

If one assumes that the PF line will continue (which I really hope it does, as based on what we know is coming in 2010, there are still plenty that I want which are yet to be shown at all), then a lowish ES has the advantage in so much that if one half misses a PF that they would have liked. All you need to do is wait a year for one to come along that you wanted even more.

Lets face it, the 'character' options are massive and I'd be very surprised if anyone is going to get them all, I know I won't be. So given the cost, a smallish ES lets one focus on just want you want, while ensuring that all will sell out.

Going to be an interesting few years ahead, lets hope QC doesn't let us all down.

I agree with this 100% its tough to figure out which ES you want but even harder knowing that you are going to pick and choose sooner than later because its only matter of time before they start offering a villain, hero, live action specific, animated specific and/or Pixar 3d model inspired within close shipping times.

theguru1
08-10-2009, 12:44 AM
I agree with this 100% its tough to figure out which ES you want but even harder knowing that you are going to pick and choose sooner than later because its only matter of time before they start offering a villain, hero, live action specific, animated specific and/or Pixar 3d model inspired within close shipping times.

I suspect for some it could well be a problem, tho for me I have no plans to get the live action ones or even all the villain animated ones. While others are no doubt the other way around.
Which given what we have coming in 2010, I think gives a nice range of choices and the more I think about it, the more I'm thinking that the 300 ES for the Ex and I'd say a 1000 ES for the Reg would be about right and something to apply across the whole line.
That makes getting the Ex still possible if your fast enough and its one you really want, while still being able to get the Reg for a bit cheaper and not feel totally bummed over missing the Ex.
As you say, if they manage it right, mix up the PF 'classes' and keep ES under control, and of course keep quality top notch, in a few years the Disney PF line could easily rival the Marvel one, if not surpass it.

Aerosmith
08-10-2009, 03:52 AM
There are rumors that they are even re-releasing some of the earlier releases scattered in through the upcoming lines....

I know of a few that are getting a somewhat rerelease, but changed up just a bit.

Monorail will be in Park 3. It will be the Blue instead of Red(was originally supposed to be Pink), and Green in Park 4.

Figment will be rereleased in Park 6, but he will be in a Tux and packed with a 9" Dreamfinder.

Kermit will be rereleased in Muppet 1, but he will be dressed as a Disney Tourist.

chezzrok
08-23-2009, 01:59 PM
I THANK GOD i was able to oder the exclusive are both versions sold out!?
Looking foward to the rest of the line!

chezzrok
08-23-2009, 02:00 PM
My bad reg version still available in both flex and standard.

chezzrok
09-01-2009, 06:36 PM
Can't 'effin wait boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hardcoregunr
09-05-2009, 12:35 AM
I ordered her too !!!

can't wait for future PF's :joy

kukuruza
09-07-2009, 07:57 AM
Cool video!
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chezzrok
09-11-2009, 07:54 AM
The line has ANOTHER villianess, Malificent is next I believe, the Sculptors such as Hideousboi and none other than Andy Berholtz are on the team love BOTH of there work, and both are the MOST suited for the job; I am more than certain they will not disappoint!
this line is gonna be KILLER wait and see!

Shai
09-16-2009, 01:34 AM
Some might find it out of character for me, but I'm actually very interested in this line..particulary all the vilains...Might buy the evil queen down the line.

chezzrok
09-16-2009, 04:22 AM
Some might find it out of character for me, but I'm actually very interested in this line..particulary all the vilains...Might buy the evil queen down the line.

Sup Bro! This line is gonna be a big hit, wait and see!:chew:banana

Agent0028
09-16-2009, 08:08 AM
Some might find it out of character for me, but I'm actually very interested in this line..particulary all the vilains...Might buy the evil queen down the line.

Go for it!

Darth_IMPoor
09-17-2009, 06:55 PM
Looks like only 600 reg. Sounds small for such a piece, being 1st Disney and all.
I put in for an exclusive. Hopefully it will get converted. Secondary market may be tough ($$$)

Agent0028
09-17-2009, 07:11 PM
That does seem like a small ES, but I think its a good thing.

theguru1
09-17-2009, 07:15 PM
So thats an even smaller ES then I was expecting, making the whole total only 900. But since I have the Ex on order, I'm very happy with that. It's still a few to go around if need be, but small enough to keep its price and likely go much higher, as long as QC holds up.
Yet more signs this can be a killer line in a few years time.

Darth_IMPoor
09-17-2009, 07:25 PM
Given that, I went and put in for a regular too. If my Exclusive Waitlist gets converted, I'll cancel, but I very much want the piece and at least now I won't get shut out.

Agent0028
09-17-2009, 07:30 PM
Probably good thinking. Better safe than sorry. I may have to cancel my exclusive and get the regular from a dealer to save a bit. I like the exclusive, but I can't decide if it will really display with the piece well.

ProgMatinee
09-17-2009, 07:51 PM
ok. bare with me. but are they joking that the best they can do is sell 900 of these? really, is their marketing department so inept as that?

sure, I guess owning a rare item makes me feel special and increases the likelyhood of my item being valuable but for every $1 that sideshow didn't earn its $1 more they expect to make from some other of their product to make investors/owners happy.

Disney license is not small potatos. why is SSC treating it as such. this item should be sold in every gift shop at Disney parks and in every one of their mall shops.

Sorry, SSC, but keep to this trend, over the life of this license you are short changing yourselves MILLIONS of dollars which I guess you're going to now milk out of LOTR, SW, GI Joe and other 1/6th collectors there by killing your whole 1/6th market.

/shaking head in frustration. I warned everyone about this when SSC first announced their license. if they didn't market this line properly it was going to end up being a joke. theres no way they can afford this license if gross sales is less than $300,000 per release. sad. don't blame the collectors when this line gets cancelled as quick as the Jurassic park license. Blame the marketing department that couldn't sell a measly 5 or 10 to every little shop that sells Disney merch. I told you guys if they simply aimed at their typical customers of SSC Freaks and comic shops this line would not sell well. Shoot 900 units should have been the allotment to the gift shop next to the snow white ride all on its own for crying out loud. :lol

Just don't get it as a company strategy. preparing for $5 price hike on 1/6th items because their owners need to recoup the expected earmings they had on this line. Thanks!

Edit: reread this and I know its vitriolic. This doesn't come from a HT or Medicom fan boy blasting a rival. 80% of my collectibles come from Sideshow. I desperately want to be able to afford their items. I desperately want to see a Tron PF, hell 3 or 4 Tron PFs :lol. This frustration is from someone that sees their failure and worries its going to price me out or lead to an end of a line I collect.

edit edit :lol : I really need someone to convince me that 900 items is not as bad an omen to SSC's future as I think it is. And yes I've been drinking!

Agent0028
09-17-2009, 08:23 PM
What you say makes sense, but I can also see a small es being a good thing. I believe someone had a nice post about why a low es will actually be good for the line because of oversaturation of Disney products or something like that. At any rate whoever it was and whatever they said it made sense to me.

theguru1
09-18-2009, 02:23 AM
Sorry ProgMatinee, but don't think I'm really going to agree with you there. While sure its a little lower then I expected, I see it more as a good way to ensure that the first PF sells out pretty well and creates a buzz about the line.
There is going to be plenty of PF's to come and its very unlikely that many will buy them all, so as time goes on, if one really doesn't have their heart set on the Evil Queen, then get the next one or the one after that. Plus no doubt some will have a higher ES then others, like say Jack Sparrow.
But I think it would have been way worse if the ES was super high like you had in mind. Masses of them would just sit on the shelf, the secondary market would be at rock bottom prices and no one would have much interest in it all as each new one is announced.

However, now, how many are going to be sitting back for hours when the next Disney EX goes up for sale?

Dusty
09-18-2009, 10:06 AM
I'm not 100% sure, but I will say at this time: don't expect our Disney license items to be sold at the parks or in any 'official' Disney outlet. These items are intentionally meant to be kept limited in number and not flooded throughout the Disney market. They have plenty of other items flooding the market ;)

As the line progresses and more and more Disney collectors start hearing about it... after items start shipping, word of mouth spreads, etc... I think you will find the edition sizes going up a bit to accommodate that. If you think back to the start of the Star Wars license, or the Marvel license, or the LOTR license, etc. you will notice that trend. That, in essence, will probably make this Evil Queen the 'grail piece' - just as some of the early offerings in those other license are. But understand that Sideshow is very committed to keeping these items LIMITED as collectibles :duff

ProgMatinee
09-18-2009, 10:35 AM
I'm not 100% sure, but I will say at this time: don't expect our Disney license items to be sold at the parks or in any 'official' Disney outlet. These items are intentionally meant to be kept limited in number and not flooded throughout the Disney market. They have plenty of other items flooding the market ;)

As the line progresses and more and more Disney collectors start hearing about it... after items start shipping, word of mouth spreads, etc... I think you will find the edition sizes going up a bit to accommodate that. If you think back to the start of the Star Wars license, or the Marvel license, or the LOTR license, etc. you will notice that trend. That, in essence, will probably make this Evil Queen the 'grail piece' - just as some of the early offerings in those other license are. But understand that Sideshow is very committed to keeping these items LIMITED as collectibles :duff

Thank you for your response to my concern Dusty. While I'm actually kinda saddend that SSC ISN'T using this line as a cash cow to help keep something like LOTR 1/6 afloat, I am certainly glad the small edition size was not a crushing disappointment to SSC stakeholders or a failure of the sales department getting in contact with big buyers like Disney shops.


Again thanks. Sorry I was so upset, I frankly have never fully understood the whole "limited edition" market strategy. Coming from a traditional cost accounting education, its hard for me to contemplate not wanting to produce and sell as many units of something as possible increasing profit margins and such, they never really taught anything else...:lol

Khev
09-18-2009, 11:00 AM
It will be interesting to see which style they choose for each figure. Characters from Disney films up through the 1950's were drawn more realistically (for the most part) and seem to translate pretty easily to PF form. Characters from the newer movies are more exaggerated. I wonder if they'll try and give the newer characters like Jafar more realistic looking sculpts (so they match the other PF's) or if they'll go for screen accuracy instead.

Dusty
09-18-2009, 11:13 AM
Thank you for your response to my concern Dusty. While I'm actually kinda saddend that SSC ISN'T using this line as a cash cow to help keep something like LOTR 1/6 afloat, I am certainly glad the small edition size was not a crushing disappointment to SSC stakeholders or a failure of the sales department getting in contact with big buyers like Disney shops.


Again thanks. Sorry I was so upset, I frankly have never fully understood the whole "limited edition" market strategy. Coming from a traditional cost accounting education, its hard for me to contemplate not wanting to produce and sell as many units of something as possible increasing profit margins and such, they never really taught anything else...:lol

Well, I guess it simply comes down to your personal definition of "collectible"... more and more these days that term is thrown around very very loosely, be there 100 or 100,000 pieces made.

I am not privy to the details of the Disney license (nor any of our licenses for that matter), but Sideshow's business practice has always been to try as hard as we can to keep the item collectible yet not IMPOSSIBLE to attain. And it's a fine line to walk! But so far the model has been successful for the company.

You also have to remember, the more we sell, the more people we have to hire for customer service, quality control, shipping, wholesale sales, development, etc etc etc. So selling a ton of Disney stuff would not guarantee more cash for other licenses... it would mean expanding the company even more than it already has been expanded (it's nearly doubled in the 4 1/2 years I have been here)... and I have a feeling the owners kind of like keeping it on the smaller side so that they can foster a great company atmosphere and culture!... or maybe I'm just projecting because that's what *I* like and is one of the main reasons I work for Sideshow and not some giant corporation only interested in the bottom line :duff

ProgMatinee
09-18-2009, 11:29 AM
It will be interesting to see which style they choose for each figure. Characters from Disney films up through the 1950's were drawn more realistically (for the most part) and seem to translate pretty easily to PF form. Characters from the newer movies are more exaggerated. I wonder if they'll try and give the newer characters like Jafar more realistic looking sculpts (so they match the other PF's) or if they'll go for screen accuracy instead.

I think you have to stay as close to the source as possible regardless of whether PFs look consistent or not. The animation style is very important IMO.

Agent0028
09-18-2009, 04:42 PM
Aye, if they try to make Jafar look more realistic or something I'm out. I want the PF's to look like the character, not a real life version of the character.

theguru1
09-18-2009, 08:24 PM
I wonder if they'll try and give the newer characters like Jafar more realistic looking sculpts (so they match the other PF's) or if they'll go for screen accuracy instead.

It needs to be screen accurate, for whichever character it happens to be, in fact, I'd demand it (you can pass that on Dusty).

In many ways I look at the movie posters as being a main source, they show exactly the same character as in the movie, in 'on model', but being a poster are what I would call a little more refined, rather then realistic.

So when it comes to Belle or the Beast, etc, what I'm looking for, is for that character to set out of the poster and come 'alive'. Giving me a true 3D 'capture' of the character, which by making a PF, the combination of polystone and real cloth makes that totally possible.

Based on the prototype, the Evil Queen has achieved just that, I truly hope that both its production version and all that follow turn out just as good. Combine that with tight control on edition size, good character choices and poses and in time the Disney PF line should end up being the best collectible line that Sideshow have ever produced.

So, no pressure then :lol

Dusty
09-22-2009, 05:42 PM
Will pass it along :)

Also, please don't take my above comment as 100% fact/never-gonna-change. Sideshow IS constantly evolving and growing and adapting to the market - and Disney is so new for us that who knows what the future holds for all involved! I'm sure it will be exciting - and as a lover of Disneyana myself, I'm definitely very excited! But it is true that we are ultimately a collectible company that is attempting to walk a fine line - edition sizes are always a fun challenge! :duff

theguru1
09-23-2009, 01:27 AM
Cheers Dusty. And yes, I have no doubt it's a very fine line and even harder to judge with something new.

Then again, if it was a character that I really really want and executed just perfect, then frankly I wouldn't care what the edition size was, just as long as I can get one.

If you happen to be taking notes, then Belle and the Beast are at the very top of that want list :)

Darth_IMPoor
09-23-2009, 04:06 PM
I'm sure there's a short-term plan for this line already, but Hades would make an excellent PF.

Sorry Evil Queen for the hijack. I still luv ya! Gotta get my $.02 in though since "the man" is listening/reading:lol

JosephCPR
09-23-2009, 06:49 PM
300 for the EX and 600 for the regular is a great ES. I'm really surprised the regular isn't sold out yet

djsosharp
11-03-2009, 02:28 PM
Probably WAY too late but I went on the waiting list for Queenie anyway. Always preferred Maleficent as a character but this piece is just so ridiculously good.

DVDVampire
11-03-2009, 02:41 PM
Probably WAY too late but I went on the waiting list for Queenie anyway. Always preferred Maleficent as a character but this piece is just so ridiculously good.

I'm sure you'll get one.

I can't wait for Maleficent.

Agent0028
11-03-2009, 05:45 PM
Yeah it may not be too late, I've gotten on waitlists really late before and still got the item. My biggest triumph in that category would be getting the first Iron Man comiquette, I got on that waitlist a few weeks before it shipped I think.

djsosharp
11-03-2009, 08:45 PM
Well I'm not holding out too much hope since it's only 300 exclusives. But if it goes through I'll be quite excited. Thanks for the encouragement at least guys.

Vampire did you get the Maleficent polystone bust? I plan to order it soon. Just my opinion but it seems they might have trouble moving 1500 of those, even though it's quite nice for $80.

agen_kolar
11-11-2009, 09:53 AM
This is an awesome piece. I just don't have room for this sort of thing. I stick to the Star Wars 1:6 scale, and even then many of them are in storage right now. Maybe down the line I will collect some of the Disney PF's, and if so, I will definitely be picking up the evil Queen Grimhilde.

DVDVampire
11-13-2009, 08:30 AM
Well I'm not holding out too much hope since it's only 300 exclusives. But if it goes through I'll be quite excited. Thanks for the encouragement at least guys.

Vampire did you get the Maleficent polystone bust? I plan to order it soon. Just my opinion but it seems they might have trouble moving 1500 of those, even though it's quite nice for $80.

Nah... passed on the bust. My goal is to get the PF.

SKARY
12-02-2009, 09:06 PM
My friends waitlist just got converted on this one she is very happy now!!!!!

theguru1
12-03-2009, 01:37 AM
My friends waitlist just got converted on this one she is very happy now!!!!!

Well that's good news, I wonder if it means SS are now starting to take notice and are expecting stock soon, making a Jan release possible.

On a side note, I also just noticed that the Reg is on waitlist as well, I wonder when that happened. Since after getting the Ex during SDCC I wasn't really paying any attention to the Reg.

Agent0028
12-03-2009, 06:08 PM
Congratulations.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to be making a waitlister happy soon. I'm holding off as long as I can though.

kaidoy021
12-08-2009, 11:28 AM
Wow, I got on the waitlist a month after SDCC. I just got noticed that my waitlist will convert. I'm a happy camper.

Agent0028
12-08-2009, 07:23 PM
Congratulations. I think this is going to be a really awesome line.

theguru1
12-08-2009, 09:41 PM
Out of interest kaidoy, was that for the Ex or the Reg.

forestlite
12-08-2009, 11:29 PM
Congratulations.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to be making a waitlister happy soon. I'm holding off as long as I can though.

Are you going to pass on this one?

Agent0028
12-09-2009, 06:58 PM
I'm afraid it is looking exceedingly likely. Even if I can afford this one I'm almost certain I won't the next. But its okay, I'd rather get a new place and have less collectibles so its a fair trade.

forestlite
12-09-2009, 08:09 PM
I'm afraid it is looking exceedingly likely. Even if I can afford this one I'm almost certain I won't the next. But its okay, I'd rather get a new place and have less collectibles so its a fair trade.

Sorry to hear that, but totally understandable. A new place is a better priority. I too have thought about canceling, but this and the Rocketeer are too good to pass up (although I would swap the Evil Queen for Maleficent any day of the year).

Darth_IMPoor
12-17-2009, 04:38 PM
Exc. Flex Pay just converted. I'm psyched. Hopefully whoever canceled did so out of overextending themselves in SS toys rather than due to hardships. It should be a fantastic piece.

At any rate, this is my 1st PF, so if I'm reading things correct I better have 100 bones in the bank account on January 5th? Is that the policy?

chezzrok
12-17-2009, 04:56 PM
Exc. Flex Pay just converted. I'm psyched. Hopefully whoever canceled did so out of overextending themselves in SS toys rather than due to hardships. It should be a fantastic piece.

At any rate, this is my 1st PF, so if I'm reading things correct I better have 100 bones in the bank account on January 5th? Is that the policy?

Dude congrats!!!!

theguru1
12-18-2009, 10:57 PM
I noticed that the final Flex Pay payment date is 5th March, as such would one then not expect any of these to start shipping till March. Which would also explain why a number of waitlists have been converting lately.

Or, was there an early Flex Pay schedule that has the last payment at a sooner date.

kaidoy021
12-23-2009, 05:26 PM
Out of interest kaidoy, was that for the Ex or the Reg.

That was for the EX

The Mike
12-25-2009, 03:24 PM
Canceled this out. As cool as it looks and as much of a Disney fan as I am, just isn't high enough on the totempole to keep. We've got so many Disney statues, snowglobes, etc that it was an easier cut.

samueljd
12-25-2009, 05:16 PM
I'm sticking with the Queen. She's a must have for me, plus I've streamlined what I get these days. I don't have one or 2 large boxes shipping to me every week like I have in the past.

forestlite
12-25-2009, 10:33 PM
I'm sticking with the Queen. She's a must have for me, plus I've streamlined what I get these days. I don't have one or 2 large boxes shipping to me every week like I have in the past.

Same here...so much stuff...but so far, I am holding on to the Queen.

samueljd
12-26-2009, 10:13 AM
I'm sure the Queen will become a collectors item, since she will be the first SS Disney PF and secondly because 300 is somewhat low for an EX of a Disney item.

Agent0028
12-26-2009, 01:19 PM
Which is one reason why I really, really don't want to cancel her. I have a feeling it'll be one of those cancellations that once I do it there will be no going back...

djsosharp
01-04-2010, 09:55 PM
I happily had my exclusive waitlist reservation convert as well. Bigger fan of Maleficent than the Evil Queen but gotta have this one, it's too cool.

theguru1
01-05-2010, 06:31 AM
You know, with only an ES of 300, I'm a little surprised that so many EX waitlist's have been converting, I wonder why.

forestlite
01-05-2010, 09:30 AM
You know, with only an ES of 300, I'm a little surprised that so many EX waitlist's have been converting, I wonder why.

Poor economy, tons of other choices, and an over saturated Disney market comes to the immediate mind. Nonetheless, I am hanging on to this one.

Darth_IMPoor
01-05-2010, 10:18 AM
I'm surprised as well. I got on the Ex Wait List way late and thought it was a waste of time. Fortunately it did convert and payment 1 was made today.

I am doing all I can to keep this. It's too cool. It looks great and it's from the movie that started it all. And I'd be lying to say the low ES didn't play a part. I will be curious to see how the value of this plays out. I can't say I'd ever part with it, but I'd feel better knowing all the groveling with the wife to get part of "our" fund to supplement "my" fund (so I can still get other things:D) was for something that can't be picked up for 3/4 of retail on eBay in a couple years.

This will be one of my 3 primo pieces, along with my Sleeping Beauty/Aurora production drawing and Ken Anderson's script from Pete's Dragon. I can't wait.

forestlite
01-05-2010, 01:28 PM
I'm surprised as well. I got on the Ex Wait List way late and thought it was a waste of time. Fortunately it did convert and payment 1 was made today.

I am doing all I can to keep this. It's too cool. It looks great and it's from the movie that started it all. And I'd be lying to say the low ES didn't play a part. I will be curious to see how the value of this plays out. I can't say I'd ever part with it, but I'd feel better knowing all the groveling with the wife to get part of "our" fund to supplement "my" fund (so I can still get other things:D) was for something that can't be picked up for 3/4 of retail on eBay in a couple years.

This will be one of my 3 primo pieces, along with my Sleeping Beauty/Aurora production drawing and Ken Anderson's script from Pete's Dragon. I can't wait.

I take it you are on the flex payment plan? This must mean this piece is getting ready to ship. I agree that besides being a beautiful sculpt, the low edition size makes this an interesting addition. It's hard to predict how or if Disney items will rise in value (due to the over abundance of new product), but the outlook on this one seems bright.

Are you in for the Maleficent PF too?

Darth_IMPoor
01-05-2010, 01:42 PM
It was the Flex Pay Ex I ordered. 1/3 due today, 1/3 due Feb. 5th, and the balance (1/3 + final s&h quote) is due March 5th. I can't wait. It's my 1st PF and I'm hoping it arrives issue-free. I know SS customer service is 2nd to none, but I want to put this up the day I get it!!

I'll definitely get on the list for Maleficent, and in all likelihood Chernabog. If I get to keep them is another matter. This one was a must though.

forestlite
01-05-2010, 02:16 PM
I'm not on the flex pay option, but may have to switch after the holiday season. I am definitely in for Maleficent and The Rocketeer, and am very interested in Chernabog (waiting for more pictures to view paint scheme, but will pre-order to be safe).

I hope they do an Ichabod Crane and Headless Horseman PF! I have the Disney Classics piece, but I prefer the mixture of materials used for the PFs.

Agent0028
01-05-2010, 07:43 PM
I doubt the cancellations for this are really that much higher than any other product. Judging by the number of people who have had waitlists convert I think that cancellations are very common.

theguru1
01-05-2010, 11:33 PM
... for something that can't be picked up for 3/4 of retail on eBay in a couple years.

I'd be very surprised if one can get this cheap on ebay later, especially the Ex.
As the first PF in the line, from the first animated movie, with such a low ES, if SS nail the QC (ie basically match the prototype), then even given the amount of disney stuff out there, very little else would come close and as such the asking price on ebay will more like be double retail.

But as always, only time will really tell and personally it doesn't matter, I'm getting the Ex and keeping it.

djsosharp
01-06-2010, 10:27 PM
I'm on flex pay but I don't see a payment having been processed yet even though the date was Jan 5. Anyone else experiencing that? I've never bought something on flex pay before so I dunno if this is normal.

SimFeliz
01-07-2010, 02:14 AM
I'm on flex pay but I don't see a payment having been processed yet even though the date was Jan 5. Anyone else experiencing that? I've never bought something on flex pay before so I dunno if this is normal.

Yes, they can take up to 5 days to charge you. It quite common for SS to charge me 2-3 days later then the flexpay date.

Jeremy K9
01-07-2010, 11:04 AM
I know i'm definately holding on to my Ex.

Does anyone else think that if the exclusive had come with her mirror, she would have been a must have? I personally think she is a must have anyway, but her mirror would have been such a nice exclusive piece.:cool:

Punchy
01-07-2010, 06:13 PM
I hope they do an Ichabod Crane and Headless Horseman PF! I have the Disney Classics piece, but I prefer the mixture of materials used for the PFs.

Great idea! A classic.

As for the Evil Queen, she looked amazing in person at Comic Con, but I will probably cancel mine. I'm definitely in for Maleficent pending final pics and hope to someday add PFs of Jessica Rabbit, Captain Hook, and Cruella de Vil.

forestlite
01-07-2010, 10:30 PM
Great idea! A classic.

As for the Evil Queen, she looked amazing in person at Comic Con, but I will probably cancel mine. I'm definitely in for Maleficent pending final pics and hope to someday add PFs of Jessica Rabbit, Captain Hook, and Cruella de Vil.

What is the reason for canceling if you don't mind me asking?

Darth Waller
01-08-2010, 07:07 AM
Does anyone else think that if the exclusive had come with her mirror, she would have been a must have? I personally think she is a must have anyway, but her mirror would have been such a nice exclusive piece.:cool:

I would've paid much, much more to have an exclusive like that.

Punchy
01-08-2010, 10:25 AM
What is the reason for canceling if you don't mind me asking?

Mostly because the other characters I listed are higher on my want list than the Queen and space fills up fast when collecting PFs. That said I may still keep her because it may be a long time before I see those on my wish list....

forestlite
01-08-2010, 10:48 AM
Mostly because the other characters I listed are higher on my want list than the Queen and space fills up fast when collecting PFs. That said I may still keep her because it may be a long time before I see those on my wish list....

Totally hear you! Maleficent is actually my favorite villan (along with the Headless Horseman...if you can label him a "bad guy") and I am not a big fan of Snow White. But as others have pointed out, this being the first Disney piece with such a low edition size, I find it hard to cancel.

mwf6171
01-09-2010, 10:27 PM
Totally hear you! Maleficent is actually my favorite villan (along with the Headless Horseman...if you can label him a "bad guy") and I am not a big fan of Snow White. But as others have pointed out, this being the first Disney piece with such a low edition size, I find it hard to cancel.

Well, I would be more than happy to buy it off ya if my wait list doesn't convert. :rolleyes::banana

forestlite
01-10-2010, 01:05 AM
Well, I would be more than happy to buy it off ya if my wait list doesn't convert. :rolleyes::banana

I will definitely keep that in mind. Hope your wait list converts! Are you a big Disney fan?

Agent0028
01-10-2010, 07:26 AM
The mirror would be awesome and it would make it a must have. I think I may be glad it didn't come with it though because I'm still holding out hope I can hang on to this.

mwf6171
01-10-2010, 07:55 AM
I will definitely keep that in mind. Hope your wait list converts! Are you a big Disney fan?

This will sound kind of foolish, but my 6 and 3 yr old daughters are HUGE Disney Princess fans. I realize it is crazy to buy something this expensive for my kids who are going to want to play with it:horror but I think it would be a cool thing for them to have. I guess I should try to find one for each of them, if only money grew on trees. :monkey1 :monkey1 I honestly think my wife and I are more excited about them, especially Malificent. Anyway, keep me in mind in the event you decide to NOT keep.

Cheers.

Michael

Agent0028
01-10-2010, 05:55 PM
My family bought expensive Barbies for my sister that she wasn't allowed to open and play with. I think if you make sure they understand and have it displayed in a place/way that cuts down the temptation I think they'll be all right. I know it wouldn't stop me. In fact when they get to Princesses, if I have the funds I will be buying them in hopes that one day I will have a daughter who can have them.

mwf6171
01-10-2010, 06:14 PM
My family bought expensive Barbies for my sister that she wasn't allowed to open and play with. I think if you make sure they understand and have it displayed in a place/way that cuts down the temptation I think they'll be all right. I know it wouldn't stop me. In fact when they get to Princesses, if I have the funds I will be buying them in hopes that one day I will have a daughter who can have them.

I agree, if I had the funds I would buy one for each daughter.

forestlite
01-10-2010, 06:43 PM
This will sound kind of foolish, but my 6 and 3 yr old daughters are HUGE Disney Princess fans. I realize it is crazy to buy something this expensive for my kids who are going to want to play with it:horror but I think it would be a cool thing for them to have. I guess I should try to find one for each of them, if only money grew on trees. :monkey1 :monkey1 I honestly think my wife and I are more excited about them, especially Malificent. Anyway, keep me in mind in the event you decide to NOT keep.

Cheers.

Michael

Not foolish at all! I wish there were these type of collectibles available when I was growing up! I think the best scenario is if your children develop a passion for the same hobby that you enjoy. Knowing that they would continue the tradition and keep the collection in the family is a comforting thought.

mwf6171
01-10-2010, 09:51 PM
Not foolish at all! I wish there were these type of collectibles available when I was growing up! I think the best scenario is if your children develop a passion for the same hobby that you enjoy. Knowing that they would continue the tradition and keep the collection in the family is a comforting thought.

I have tried to get my 11 yr old son intersted in comics to help with his reading abilities as well as motivate him to draw, as he is constantly doodling on paper. My 6 and 3 yr old daughters are constantly reading the "kid" comics I get them and will watch Batman B&B or JLU with me. My wife says my nerdy behaviours are rubbing off on them! :banana

mwf6171
01-14-2010, 10:09 PM
I just went and looked at my order history, I am on the wait list for the regular version as well as the exclusive, but when I selected the option to show me orders on the wait list it only brought up the exclusive. I have not received an e-mail stating my order has converted from the wait list.. I am confused, this is my first SS order. Can anybody help shed light on this? I might call SS tomorrow.

mwf6171
01-21-2010, 08:30 AM
I talked to a guy in customer service and my Evil Queen wait list order DID convert! :D

forestlite
01-21-2010, 11:32 AM
I talked to a guy in customer service and my Evil Queen wait list order DID convert! :D

Congratulations! Make sure you order a Maleficent PF too!

IronFingaz
01-21-2010, 07:30 PM
Looks like she's shipping in March :rock

mwf6171
01-21-2010, 11:53 PM
I just looked and my wait list for the Evil Queen Exclusive converted! I just cancelled the regular version! I am SO stoked about this! I also have the Malificent Exclusive on order!

Jeff A Simon
01-29-2010, 02:40 AM
My evil queen exclusive has also converted from the waitlist. I am very happy that I'll be getting this figure.

I have a Maleficent Exclusive on order, but unless they do some major reworking of the sculpt and paint job I cannot see keeping that one.

ProgMatinee
01-29-2010, 09:55 AM
really debating cancelling this one. I think the regular edition will be cheap down the road.

Agent0028
01-29-2010, 07:20 PM
I talked to a guy in customer service and my Evil Queen wait list order DID convert! :D

You're welcome. :lol

mwf6171
01-31-2010, 02:43 PM
You're welcome. :lol

Thanks mate!! :banana

bagelsncheesey
02-02-2010, 06:27 AM
Looks like she's shipping in March :rock

nice :rock

gives me some extra time to save the fundage :lol

Darth_IMPoor
02-07-2010, 12:51 PM
For what it's worth, I happen to notice on ebay someone appeared to have willingly paid $399 for the exclusive. Not a bad profit if you're in to flipping. I'm so glad my WL converted. I'm keeping her all day long, but I will follow how this plays out cause I'm curious. I don't want to start the debate about buying cause you like or buying cause it's rare/valuable. Just an observation and probably a little reassurance that going through SS instead of waiting until later (for hopefully cheaper) was the right call. Just about all my SW figs have been acquired for less than SS initial pricing-some have been found at close to half off-so this could go either way. Somehow on this one I don't think so.

Hopefully we'll get production pics soon!

ProgMatinee
02-07-2010, 01:29 PM
i think theres a chance the non-ex will be going down on the secondary market.

i plan on holding onto the ex to see if it increases in value and if it does and the non.ex goes down, i may flip the ex and buy the reg for cheap.

mwf6171
02-09-2010, 08:14 PM
First flex payment made today. Going to call to see if it is in stock to pay the rest and get this baby in my hot grubby little hands!! :D

SimFeliz
02-10-2010, 12:25 PM
First flex payment made today. Going to call to see if it is in stock to pay the rest and get this baby in my hot grubby little hands!! :D

No, shes not shipping yet.

Kronet
02-12-2010, 01:52 PM
Just got a Estimated Item Arrival Notice, 21 days. :banana

Darth Waller
02-12-2010, 02:02 PM
Holy crap, Sideshow! Too much coming out. :banghead

samueljd
02-12-2010, 04:13 PM
I got my 21 days notice today too. I sent a Flexpay conversion request to SS, so I will have plenty of time to pay this piece off.

karamazov80
02-12-2010, 04:14 PM
Cancelled :(

mikkipog
02-12-2010, 04:28 PM
Just got a Estimated Item Arrival Notice, 21 days. :banana


I got my 21 days notice today too. I sent a Flexpay conversion request to SS, so I will have plenty of time to pay this piece off.

uh oh, this doesn't sound good at all...:horror

slow down a bit sideshow...

IronFingaz
02-12-2010, 05:58 PM
Got my notice too :joy

theguru1
02-12-2010, 10:03 PM
Yup, got my 21 day shipping notice as well :dance so I should have her by early March. Here's hoping that the QC has held up, going to be hell to pay if it doesn't on the very first Disney PF line statue to ship.

And speaking of shipping, $47.30 .... I sure hope that's going to be correct. Will mean I'll get an Ex, direct, for the same price of a Reg locally, without waiting an extra couple of months.

Darth Waller
02-13-2010, 11:15 AM
I got my 21 days notice today too. I sent a Flexpay conversion request to SS, so I will have plenty of time to pay this piece off.

I'm thinking about doing that as well.

samueljd
02-13-2010, 04:38 PM
uh oh, this doesn't sound good at all...:horror

slow down a bit sideshow...

I know. This is a good and bad thing. At least SS is steadily cranking out some good stuff, but it's a little to fast for some of us to handle.

SimFeliz
02-13-2010, 07:54 PM
And speaking of shipping, $47.30 .... I sure hope that's going to be correct. Will mean I'll get an Ex, direct, for the same price of a Reg locally, without waiting an extra couple of months.

It might be around that. I've just had Venom and Cody shipped and they came to $65 each. I've emailed for a quote in any case. The notice email for the Mars Attacks figures said it would be $100 and it turned out to be about $45.

I do love the new shipping cost for Australia. Even makes buying 1/6 figures worth it.

theguru1
02-13-2010, 10:55 PM
I do love the new shipping cost for Australia. Even makes buying 1/6 figures worth it.

yeah, the new international shipping rates are sure good for us. Now just got to hope the exchange rate doesn't take a sudden nose dive in the next 20 days. With luck it will even re-peak again on the 2-3rd of March.


As for all the stuff that being released right now. Personally I don't care, since I've only got this on order, so didn't want it to be delayed. But isn't the sudden onslaught due to the fact that SDCC was about 8-9 months ago. So much of those pre-orders are now starting to ship.
Even that or you lot just buy way too much stuff.....

glyoung99
02-25-2010, 03:28 PM
That's strange. I put myself on the waitlist for the EX about a month ago and today I get a notice that it is shipping on March 1st. I never received a notice that my waitlist was converting. Oh well, I'm happy either way.

theguru1
02-25-2010, 03:48 PM
I just got the updated processing notice as well, 1st March for CC payment, but I've had it on order since SDCC, so not much longer to wait now.

glyoung99
03-01-2010, 02:34 PM
Well Sideshow took my money today so I guess it will be shipping out soon.

block
03-01-2010, 02:44 PM
I will only be buying a select few statues this year but I just couldn't cancel this one.

I'm going to be real pissed if the QC isn't up to standard.

bagelsncheesey
03-01-2010, 02:47 PM
yeah that fundage... didn't save it.

canceled.

Darth Waller
03-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Unfortunately, I had to cancel this. I recently got the Bossk 1:1 bust and am in the process of getting Greedo from a boardmember. Also got waitlist conversions for both Ackbar and Gamorrean Guard.

My heart has always been Star Wars, so I'm going to start focusing my efforts there again. Empire's 30th has me in the Star Wars mood anyway.

praxitas
03-01-2010, 06:07 PM
Got my shipping notice and will have her on Friday :duff

:banana :blissy :banana :blissy

theguru1
03-01-2010, 06:07 PM
Mine says Shipping Soon, so in theory I guess it will. Not checked to see if money has been taken out tho.

Agent0028
03-01-2010, 06:24 PM
I canceled mine awhile back, as much as I didn't want to, there is too much other stuff coming out right now. Plus I knew if I got this one I'd be a completist, so it was better to nip it in the bud. I hope it turns out great, and I hope the rest of the line follows suit.

IronFingaz
03-01-2010, 06:29 PM
nice :rock

gives me some extra time to save the fundage :lol


yeah that fundage... didn't save it.

canceled.

http://metro-cincinnati.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/fail.jpg

Agent0028
03-01-2010, 06:31 PM
Aww, poor kitty...

ozzfan84
03-01-2010, 08:07 PM
Mine shipped!

kaidoy021
03-02-2010, 01:12 AM
I had to cancel mine as well a few weeks ago. Spent all my money on Star Wars Autographed Props and Transformers.

theguru1
03-02-2010, 05:12 AM
Actually, mine has shipped as well.