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hairlesswookiee
12-28-2005, 11:24 AM
ok, in april when i camped out in line to pre-order the Exclusive General Grievous i was all hyped and excited because it (still) looks amazing. after reading the books and seeing the movie i still like the character. but now ive kind of lost interest in this piece and would rather save the money for my spring break trip. (im a senior in college and have never done anything but work on spring break) so here's my question--- should i just cancel my order, suck it up and get it anyways, or turn around and sell it after i get it???


--i also have the obi wan and darth maul 1:1 on order so my credit card is gonna be hating me after all is said and done.

Jesseawilson
12-28-2005, 11:47 AM
Cancle the Grievous and get the reg on Ebay for $300. That will save you $150 and get you the statue, then you're a two time winner...




Jesse

One of Nine
12-28-2005, 01:49 PM
Go enjoy Spring Break, the piece is nice, but with all these companies producing their own version of Grevious there wont be a shortage of them. IMO it is not worth the price since he is a minor character, in 1 movie and only seen for about 10 mins.

SpenK
12-28-2005, 05:21 PM
Check This Out Maybe you will Change your Mind And Keep the Best 1/4 Scale Produced by SS So Far...................:horror :D
http://www.sideshowtoy.com/behindtheshow/?cat=26

Darth Waller
12-28-2005, 05:35 PM
He might not have been the best character, but the cape on the exclusive makes this piece, in my opinion.

SpenK
12-28-2005, 05:40 PM
He might not have been the best character, but the cape on the exclusive makes this piece, in my opinion.
Among Other Things.............I am A Big Fan Of this Piece I hope It Doesn't Dissapoint.................................:banana .......It Looks better and better!!!:horror

CookieMonster
12-29-2005, 01:30 AM
ok, in april when i camped out in line to pre-order the Exclusive General Grievous i was all hyped and excited because it (still) looks amazing. after reading the books and seeing the movie i still like the character. but now ive kind of lost interest in this piece and would rather save the money for my spring break trip. (im a senior in college and have never done anything but work on spring break) so here's my question--- should i just cancel my order, suck it up and get it anyways, or turn around and sell it after i get it???


--i also have the obi wan and darth maul 1:1 on order so my credit card is gonna be hating me after all is said and done.

Hey Wookie,

If you can handle the extra amount being on your already battle weary credit card, I would suggest keeping the exclusive and selling it on.


There will be plenty of collector's out there who would be prepared to pay for this. Even though he was not a 'main' character who was only in the film for the duration of a approx 5mins in total, this is an amazing piece.

I know you would make your money back and possibly be in profit as I recently paid 350 -$630? for one on eBay. If only i had read this post earlier I could have made you an offer. Dooooh!:banghead

Regards, The Cookie

tomandshell
12-29-2005, 03:20 AM
Sideshow is just beginning to be a familiar name to many Star Wars fans. Their two figure lines are going to become more and more popular and reknown as time passes. Grievous, while perhaps not that impressive a character in the film, was surely an interesting design, well captured here by Sideshow. The exclusive 1/4 scale figure gets my vote as the most impressive piece I have seen, from Sideshow or anybody else for that matter. I was all ready to cancel it, since it is really expensive and I just couldn't justify spending that much on a collectible. Now, having seen the caped version in person, I can't justify cancelling it. Once those who can afford this piece (and have room to display it) get their hands on it, they will be keeping it. It won't take long for demand to exceed supply. I am pretty happy that I have reserved one of the 1500 that will be available.

SpenK
12-29-2005, 05:46 AM
Sideshow is just beginning to be a familiar name to many Star Wars fans. Their two figure lines are going to become more and more popular and reknown as time passes. Grievous, while perhaps not that impressive a character in the film, was surely an interesting design, well captured here by Sideshow. The exclusive 1/4 scale figure gets my vote as the most impressive piece I have seen, from Sideshow or anybody else for that matter. I was all ready to cancel it, since it is really expensive and I just couldn't justify spending that much on a collectible. Now, having seen the caped version in person, I can't justify cancelling it. Once those who can afford this piece (and have room to display it) get their hands on it, they will be keeping it. It won't take long for demand to exceed supply. I am pretty happy that I have reserved one of the 1500 that will be available.
After viewing the han solo pics from the other thread I can assure you that Grievous for now is the piece to own..........Luke Did not like to much and to be honest Hand did not look to good from those pics.......:slap ..........I have now I serious Concern About The Human Characters of these Line.....But I think Vader will Be Ok.............I Hope I have The EX On Order...:rolleyes:

larbob
12-29-2005, 06:19 AM
The sculpt is very good but early PICs of the cape looked bad.
Does anyone know if SS has improved the color and fabric
of the cape?

Darklord Dave
12-29-2005, 10:03 AM
I don't think we've seen pics of the real cape yet. I've seen it and it looks excellent.

LOTRFan
12-29-2005, 03:24 PM
I really don't think many of the PFs will skyrocket in value, I would make your decision with the understanding that you can always get it later. The only exception to this may be the Han, but after the pics .... :sick

katsal
12-29-2005, 03:38 PM
hairlesswookiee.....I would personally keep General Grevious, and Cancel the life size busts.
The General despite being a minor character in Ep3 is going to show outstanding detail when released, and will probably be the most detailed, and complicated of all the premium format figures to be released by Sideshow.

kierbaudy
12-29-2005, 06:11 PM
The cape makes the figure. I wouldn't cancel it. I agree, Sideshow made the best grievious so far, better than attakus' version. It will be the piece to own. I also hope the fabric quality will be high and not scaled down for the shipped version. I've been a little disappointed with some of the costuming fabric choices, especially the thin pleather, but sideshow made an effort to make the Luke belt much better, so the star wars line will hopefully stay a notch above.

Darth Waller
12-29-2005, 06:45 PM
There are some close-ups of the cape on SS's website:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/71261_image03.jpg

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/71261_image04.jpg

Looks sweet to me!

Mini-Rock
12-29-2005, 07:14 PM
WOW! How'd I miss those close-up shots?! The cape is definitely better than I originally thought. :D

elwood49
12-29-2005, 09:12 PM
The cape looks great, but hopefully the red lining will be darkened a bit. It's a significantly brighter color than it appears in the film.

Anakin
12-30-2005, 07:38 AM
this is by far the best sw figure released by sideshow

moonlightdrive21
12-30-2005, 07:34 PM
After viewing the han solo pics from the other thread I can assure you that Grievous for now is the piece to own..........Luke Did not like to much and to be honest Hand did not look to good from those pics.......:slap ..........I have now I serious Concern About The Human Characters of these Line.....But I think Vader will Be Ok.............I Hope I have The EX On Order...:rolleyes:

Exactly right. Sideshow very often can not get the likeness right on human characters. Luke and Han (especially Luke) look like imposters. :D

moonlightdrive21
12-30-2005, 07:36 PM
Sideshow is just beginning to be a familiar name to many Star Wars fans. Their two figure lines are going to become more and more popular and reknown as time passes. Grievous, while perhaps not that impressive a character in the film, was surely an interesting design, well captured here by Sideshow. The exclusive 1/4 scale figure gets my vote as the most impressive piece I have seen, from Sideshow or anybody else for that matter. I was all ready to cancel it, since it is really expensive and I just couldn't justify spending that much on a collectible. Now, having seen the caped version in person, I can't justify cancelling it. Once those who can afford this piece (and have room to display it) get their hands on it, they will be keeping it. It won't take long for demand to exceed supply. I am pretty happy that I have reserved one of the 1500 that will be available.

Was wondering if you also saw one without the cape IN PERSON or if anyone else has? Is the caped version much nicer? If one can get the statue for $150 less and not get the cape, which should they go with?

Jesseawilson
12-30-2005, 09:10 PM
I saw it with the cape at the con and I am having a really hard time deciding. In the end I doubt I will be able to rationize the added $150 for the cape.


It distracts from the beauty and intricacy of the statue anyway...



Jesse

JustinLuck
12-30-2005, 09:15 PM
I hope they reconsider making a 1/6 Grievous. I think it would sell very well, even if production costs hiked it up to $150.

Jesseawilson
12-30-2005, 09:19 PM
I would have a hard time spending $150 for a 1/6 Grievous when I could spend $300 and get the best grievous ever made......


But thats just me,



Jesse

Anakin
12-30-2005, 10:12 PM
get the one with cape. the cape makes this figure. and you can always remove the cape once in a while if you want. it's good to know it's there when you need.:cool:

elwood49
12-31-2005, 07:42 AM
I would have a hard time spending $150 for a 1/6 Grievous when I could spend $300 and get the best grievous ever made......


Exactly right Jesse.


get the one with cape. the cape makes this figure. and you can always remove the cape once in a while if you want. it's good to know it's there when you need.:cool:

Yeah, cape only for me. I love the added cloth element on the mixed media. Remember, you can always take the cape off and display the piece in a movie accurate way if you want to. I'll probably rotate my display. That's the cool thing about all these interchangeable parts on the exclusives, you can add a little variety. The only problem for me is where to store them safely.:banghead

I'm going to have tons of arms, heads, capes, etc. just sitting around. I need to buy a nice velvet lined box to keep them in.

Darth Waller
01-02-2006, 04:38 PM
I'm going to have tons of arms, heads, capes, etc. just sitting around. I need to buy a nice velvet lined box to keep them in.

I'm sure you could buy a jewelry box for that. Imagine asking a salesperson to suggest a good box for body parts. :D

kierbaudy
01-02-2006, 07:58 PM
I hope Sideshow will make sure the shipped versions are as nice as the comic con displayed cape. I will return it if it's scaled down in quality. My 1/4 Van Helsing coat doesn't have the nice lining like the ones in the pictures. The Hellboy 1/4 belt is cheap piece of junk, again not like the one in the display photo. The quality of the Luke 1/4 met up to expectations however.

Darth Waller
01-02-2006, 08:46 PM
His cape better not change. I was disappointed that the regular Han's shirt is different than the prototype photos. It looks more like fabric for a 1/6 figure than a 1/4 premium format figure.

hairlesswookiee
01-05-2006, 08:38 AM
well, i decided to cancel the order. it was a touch decision but it had to be done. i should've offered it to someone here on the boards but didnt think about that until after i canceled it.

--i think with the PF i will just concentrate on main characters. someone mentioned cancelling the darth maul bust order, i cant do that because im a darth maul freak and there is a cancellation fee for the busts. so it looks like the general gets demoted for now. im still hoping to get my hand on the vader PF this summer for less than the price of my soul.

SpenK
01-05-2006, 09:16 AM
well, i decided to cancel the order. it was a touch decision but it had to be done. i should've offered it to someone here on the boards but didnt think about that until after i canceled it.

--i think with the PF i will just concentrate on main characters. someone mentioned cancelling the darth maul bust order, i cant do that because im a darth maul freak and there is a cancellation fee for the busts. so it looks like the general gets demoted for now. im still hoping to get my hand on the vader PF this summer for less than the price of my soul.
There is a Cancellation Fee for Bust? I have to check SS.com.............:google

Darth Waller
01-05-2006, 09:20 AM
There is a Cancellation Fee for Bust? I have to check SS.com.............:google

Only for the Flexpay option.

hairlesswookiee
01-05-2006, 09:39 AM
^^^yeah there's only a cancellation fee for the flex pay orders. im glad they decided to have it on the premium format now. this way i can space out my paychecks instead of just signing them over to Sideshow.