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Webb
08-20-2009, 08:14 PM
Could you please tell us the real size of Avatar,because next to Evil Queen which is 22" looks smaller.What happened to the other 8 inches ?

Thank you

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/3677/picture1mhi.jpg


Avatar Specs:

License:
AVATAR

Product Type:
Maquette

Product Size:
30" H (762mm) x 24" W (609.6mm) x 24" D (609.6mm)*

Product Weight:
12.00 lbs (5.44 kg)*

Box Size:
34.00" H (863.6mm) x 28.00" W (711.2mm) x 28.00" L (711.2mm)*

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2024/picture2wuk.jpg

Dusty
08-21-2009, 09:17 AM
We're looking into this. Thanks for the heads up :duff

Dusty
08-21-2009, 11:20 AM
Updated measurements are posted in the specs tab: http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=300032

LaMelnik
08-21-2009, 11:28 AM
Doh!!! A guy must of measured it. You know how a lot of guys like to over exaggerate size LOL

Dusty
08-21-2009, 11:34 AM
Doh!!! A guy must of measured it. You know how a lot of guys like to over exaggerate size LOL

:mwaha Probably right. We made sure to send a girl down to measure it this morning ;)

BadMoon
08-21-2009, 11:35 AM
:mwaha Probably right. We made sure to send a girl down to measure it this morning ;)

Ahhh nothing like a morning measurement. :rotfl

Darth Waller
08-21-2009, 11:37 AM
Ahhh nothing like a morning measurement. :rotfl

:lol:rotfl:lol

occulum
08-21-2009, 11:41 AM
A "morning measurement" ? .... yeah .. it'll still come back too tall .... it's knees will be locked and not have that bend :lol

Webb
08-21-2009, 01:37 PM
The 22" should be $799.00 then.

Blu Falcon
08-21-2009, 03:17 PM
Yeah, Dusty. The price should be adjusted accordingly.

-Super Hans-
08-21-2009, 03:52 PM
Doh!!! A guy must of measured it. You know how a lot of guys like to over exaggerate size LOL


:mwaha Probably right. We made sure to send a girl down to measure it this morning ;)

http://home.comcast.net/~xlr8tor/worf.gif

Dusty
08-21-2009, 04:35 PM
Yeah, Dusty. The price should be adjusted accordingly.

:lol I have no control over that - I can only fix typos :)

That said, I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the size of the piece, but more with the complication of mass-production on something so detailed as this piece is :duff

theguru1
08-21-2009, 09:38 PM
The box size is still the same and huge, making shipping out of this world. Unless of ocurse that's going the shrink as well.

Dusty
08-22-2009, 10:05 AM
The box size is still the same and huge, making shipping out of this world. Unless of ocurse that's going the shrink as well.

At this time, the box size is 100% an estimate. There is no way at this moment to tell what size the final shipping container will be... it all depends on how they decide to manufacture it - for example, if they can engineer it to be shipped in pieces, that will reduce the box size. But since that is completely unknown at this time, it's better to go big and then reduce later if need be :duff

Bannister
08-22-2009, 10:28 AM
The 22" should be $799.00 then.


Yeah, Dusty. The price should be adjusted accordingly.

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

lightwave000
08-22-2009, 02:33 PM
I agree. At 30" I can see paying that price, especially if it has metal parts. But at only 12lbs and 9 inches shorter...production costs or not-How is that price justified where in the production blogs it looks to be made of plastic?

The paint apps need to be like the prototype as well, not done by some paint by number person overseas. I know many of these pieces end up coming out better when you guys get our feedback and I hope this will be the same. I already know the movie will be a success but there is one important key here

To charge that much, we need an edition size of 500 or less. I heard Scott mention they might produce 2000! Thats crazy. Please do this piece the right way for the fans.

Webb
08-22-2009, 03:00 PM
Yeah I canceled mine,when was posted the right height,this piece should be MAX...900.00.

Take a look at the Power Loader & Queen Alien Diorama,both together costs $700.00 and will look way better.

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/9121_press12-001.jpg

Trustey
08-22-2009, 03:14 PM
Yeah I canceled mine,when was posted the right height,this piece should be MAX...900.00.

Take a look at the Power Loader & Queen Alien Diorama,both together costs $700.00 and will look way better.

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/9121_press12-001.jpg


Wow I never saw that pic with them together...very sexy!

Darklord Dave
08-22-2009, 04:26 PM
They talked about the AMP suit at the SDCC panel. It's the most complex piece they've ever done and they named the number of seperate parts, I don't remember exactly but I want to say 1400 pieces? All of it from the actual 3D model used to create the suit for the movie.

I can't believe people are getting hung up on size - any bigger and it would be tough to display. I'm sure there will be plenty of people willing to pay $1200, especially after the film comes out.

Webb
08-22-2009, 04:37 PM
They talked about the AMP suit at the SDCC panel. It's the most complex piece they've ever done and they named the number of seperate parts, I don't remember exactly but I want to say 1400 pieces? All of it from the actual 3D model used to create the suit for the movie.

I can't believe people are getting hung up on size - any bigger and it would be tough to display. I'm sure there will be plenty of people willing to pay $1200, especially after the film comes out.

Any metal parts Dave ? You're saying the price ain't bad because you don't pay what we do.:naughty

Trustey
08-22-2009, 04:46 PM
I can see the 1400 pieces but not the 1200 dollars.

lightwave000
08-22-2009, 05:03 PM
I have to have the piece anyway, cuz I saw the 15 min in imax and know already that this will be a game changer. I love James Camerons take on military in space and Pandora is amazing.

Its hard for me to swallow that price so I just hope its not just a really large plastic model with 1400 pieces

Webb
08-22-2009, 05:17 PM
I have to have the piece anyway, cuz I saw the 15 min in imax and know already that this will be a game changer. I love James Camerons take on military in space and Pandora is amazing.

Its hard for me to swallow that price so I just hope its not just a really large plastic model with 1400 pieces

If you're going to charge us that much of money,at least tell us what is made of.Sounds fair SS ? Danke.

Webb
08-22-2009, 05:31 PM
I have to have the piece anyway, cuz I saw the 15 min in imax and know already that this will be a game changer. I love James Camerons take on military in space and Pandora is amazing.

Its hard for me to swallow that price so I just hope its not just a really large plastic model with 1400 pieces


Really,I will wait for the Transformers to come out.More epic...:chew Probably the same damn price.:horror

ProgMatinee
08-22-2009, 06:21 PM
Hey. I saw Dusty was reading this, so I just wanted to say I could never justify spending $1000+ on a collectible from an established franchise of 30+ years like SW or LOTR let alone from a brand new one like Avatar...but with that said, I really want to give you guys props for announcing a license within a relative close time to a new movies release. You guys kinda missed the boat when Indy 4 released and were a tad late on SW Revenge of the Sith and never did new James Bond figs, so I appreciate seeing you guys take a risk with an unproven license. Hope to see stuff from Tron 2 and The Hobbit as well when they are released.

Webb
08-22-2009, 06:24 PM
Hey. I saw Dusty was reading this, so I just wanted to say I could never justify spending $1000+ on a collectible from an established franchise of 30+ years like SW or LOTR let alone from a brand new one like Avatar...but with that said, I really want to give you guys props for announcing a license within a relative close time to a new movies release. Hope to see stuff from Tron 2 and The Hobbit as well when they are released.


So what do you collect ?:confused:

ProgMatinee
08-22-2009, 06:28 PM
So what do you collect ?:confused:

I collect 1/6th figs. Why you ask?

Webb
08-22-2009, 06:30 PM
I collect 1/6th figs. Why you ask?

Because most of the stuff out there is from movies 20-30 years old.

ProgMatinee
08-22-2009, 06:37 PM
Yeah, IMO thats a problem....even though admittedly I collect mostly things from SW and LOTR.

This item is about $1200 out of my price range that I can justify on a single item...however, if I like the film, I'd be willing to spend a couple hundred on their merchandise.

I know other people have much bigger budgets than I do so its nice to see a new license getting a chance rather than having to wait 20 years for someone to do it.

There are a lot of films that come out each year that I think SSC could market if they chose, rather than taking fliers on licenses that already ran their course (talking specifically about Resevoir Dogs, The Fly, Shaun of the Dead, etc).

SSC needs to strike while the iron is hot and demand is there. They missed a huge opportunity with Indy 4. Its still unbelievable that they are just now working on items from that film.

hrambo001
08-22-2009, 07:27 PM
If you're going to charge us that much of money,at least tell us what is made of.Sounds fair SS ? Danke.

I'm with you. I already pre-ordered under the flex-pay plan so that I would soften the hit, but I would like to know what it's made of. Particularly since Premium format figures are really sturdy and have some nice weight to them and are cost about 3 times less. Again not going to cancel since I love the design but I am curious, for 1200 bucks it should hopefully be something sturdier than plastic.

lightwave000
08-22-2009, 10:29 PM
What really stinks is that even though its on sale now 4 months before the release of the film, its still at the very least 8 to 10 months away from coming to our doorsteps.

But one thing I love about ordering Sideshow collectibles, the anticipation. Its almost better than the piece arriving.....almost :)

Webb
08-25-2009, 07:30 PM
When SS will tell us the materials used.....

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads/Graphics/245-0720210603-DoubleFacePalm.jpg

lightwave000
08-25-2009, 10:06 PM
When 2000 suckers, (including myself ;-) have already plopped down the money for the first payment in November...then the big announcement-" Materials- cheap plastic and paint!

Naw, it looks like there are a few materials in the proto. The sling around the arm looks to be made of some kind of cotton material. The base looks like metal plating. But who knows. Please Sideshow, make a phone call...do whatever it takes- Dont keep us in the dark!

hrambo001
08-26-2009, 05:03 PM
When 2000 suckers, (including myself ;-) have already plopped down the money for the first payment in November...then the big announcement-" Materials- cheap plastic and paint!


HAHA, I'm another one of those suckers :rotfl Might as well laugh at myself.

ProgMatinee
08-26-2009, 05:07 PM
no way will there be 2000. maybe 200-300.

Faken
08-26-2009, 06:54 PM
They talked about the AMP suit at the SDCC panel. It's the most complex piece they've ever done and they named the number of seperate parts, I don't remember exactly but I want to say 1400 pieces? All of it from the actual 3D model used to create the suit for the movie.

I can't believe people are getting hung up on size - any bigger and it would be tough to display. I'm sure there will be plenty of people willing to pay $1200, especially after the film comes out.

I think they mean 1400 pieces within the 3D render, not 1400 parts for the actual statue ;)

lightwave000
08-26-2009, 08:54 PM
no way will there be 2000. maybe 200-300.

Lets hope so

lightwave000
08-26-2009, 09:05 PM
I think they mean 1400 pieces within the 3D render, not 1400 parts for the actual statue ;)

1400 separate parts would make me nervous, i would be afraid to breathe around the thing in fear it would brake.

I do hope the edition size is small, not that it takes away from the piece if its not but helps justify the price and exclusivity. Unfortunately because of demand, Scott mentioned in a youtube sideshow video interview about it at comic-con he mentioned that it might have around 2000 produced.

Im going to post some videos in case some of you may not have seen them featuring this item


Check this vid at 1:20, he talks about the AMP and mentions how many might be made. 1:36 he says they are going to mass produce it at about a couple thousand pieces
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoUhsCZDa88&feature=fvw



http://www.youtube.com/v/E0HngTLQJDo&hl
(http://www.youtube.com/v/E0HngTLQJDo&hl)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o-MXXobwKg

Faken
08-27-2009, 12:33 PM
1400 separate parts would make me nervous, i would be afraid to breathe around the thing in fear it would brake.


There's no way it has that many parts... A model kit with 100 pieces is considered fairly huge and complicated, such as those elaborate model ships with the riggings and such. I can't imagine how it would be possible... something's not right with that number.

lightwave000
08-27-2009, 02:15 PM
If you look at the production blog sideshow has you can see that they look like just a few pieces molded and put together. I dont see how it could be polystone because it would surely weigh more than 12 lbs. It must be resin. Hopefully with metal thrown in. I cant remember many sideshow collectibles with metal as a material other than the Endo bust

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1qPLMlz01yQ/SmzJtIINouI/AAAAAAAADSE/WD72-Wle9NA/s400/ScreenHunter_05+Jul.+26+18.24.jpg

lightwave000
08-27-2009, 09:14 PM
First hand comments by the one and only Pitu about the AMP

http://projectpitu.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/sideshow-collectibles-snow-whites-evil-witch-premium-format-avatars-amp-maquette/

Webb
08-28-2009, 01:36 PM
First hand comments by the one and only Pitu about the AMP

http://projectpitu.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/sideshow-collectibles-snow-whites-evil-witch-premium-format-avatars-amp-maquette/


Nothing "extra" was said right there.I want the details...:naughty

lightwave000
11-06-2009, 02:51 PM
Very happy to say that Sideshow has officially announced the Edition size of the AVATAR AMP Maquette is set at only 500 pieces. For the price I'm glad they set it that low rather than 1000. Adds some prestige to the piece since this is a film that will be seen by millions.

Webb
11-06-2009, 02:59 PM
"You are not in Kansas anymore":naughty

lightwave000
11-11-2009, 01:17 PM
I hope the production piece looks the same if not better than the prototype. I hate when the final product looks cheaper or less detailed. With the price it should look cinematic.

lightwave000
12-09-2009, 02:10 PM
Just from this trailer alone I would want to own the amp suit. There is a lot more slated for release for avatar like premium formats, maquettes, and dioramas. The AMP may very well THE avatar collectible. At least for now. At 500 pieces with millions going to see this film-I think its a pretty safe investment.

Watch this trailer that is shown on UFC fights now displaying the action from the film- a couple quick new scenes for those that dont want any spoilers. I have been staying away from spoilers but this one is worth watching to get pumped up in my opinion trying to appeal to the male action demographic-notice no mention of titanic.

TV SPOT #17 (Yep, thats right- 17!!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQdoWgd5INo

Many of you may already know about this limited sideshow collectible up for preorder now-but for those that might not....


http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/ampsuit1.jpg

http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/ampsuit2.jpg

http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/ampsuit7.jpg


http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/ampsuit8.jpg


http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/ampsuit6.jpg

http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/ampsuit5.jpg

http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/ampsuit4.jpg

http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/ampsuit3.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2672/3837601248_9e9cdd9e48.jpg

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Atheris
12-13-2009, 12:27 AM
Im looking forward to the PF's and maquette's from this line. If this thing was the size of the 1:2 IM I'd buy it......I hate to say it....this is just to small for me :lol

Chris

brewt1mer
12-13-2009, 12:21 PM
sideshow always give false measurements....

lightwave000
12-18-2009, 01:06 PM
Amp Suit Sideshow Behind the scenes

http://gt.sideshowtoy.com/exec/gt/ct_pers_st.html,user=bfb33d08302b&ct=033981001&control_id=103656


Render of Neytiri Figure
http://gt.sideshowtoy.com/exec/gt/ct_pers_st.html,user=bfb33d08302b&ct=033982501&control_id=103656

lightwave000
01-13-2010, 07:15 AM
This was posted by someone in the statueforum.com


"The fact that the AMP Suit is scanned from the life sized prop by the movie's effects company and is an exact replica down to the very last detail is the main reason that it costs so much. This isn't the case with PFs and most other maquettes. They are artist's representations of the subject being sculpted and not exact replicas.

The AMP Suit Maquette falls into the category of a scaled prop replica more then it does a maquette in my opinion. I think Sideshow had the Quaritch figure added to make it look more like a maquette."

lightwave000
01-13-2010, 07:30 AM
Pitu talking about the AMP at comic con



http://www.viddler.com/explore/pituvision/videos/79/

lightwave000
01-13-2010, 08:08 AM
http://www.wetacollectors.com/2009/08/17/comic-con-sideshow-avatar-amp-suit-maquette-photos-pics/

Bezzerkerr
01-13-2010, 08:13 AM
Pitu talking about the AMP at comic con



http://www.viddler.com/explore/pituvision/videos/79/

cool video Pitu...some of the best pics, clips i've seen of it!

p!tu
01-13-2010, 08:20 AM
cool video Pitu...some of the best pics, clips i've seen of it!

your welcome! glad you found it useful! :rock Its an awesome piece! I saw the Proto back at Sideshow again and i saw another one they had in pieces to ship out and this thing has a lot of freaking pieces!!!:horror I asked Klauder about it cause people where saying that it didnt and he showed me all the pictures of the pieces on his computer and jesus this thing is no joke to put together! the Guys alone is 6 pieces! :rotfl there were so many pieces for the suite i lost count!

Amazing piece! if i had the money now i wouldn't hesitate to get it!

lightwave000
01-13-2010, 11:02 AM
your welcome! glad you found it useful! :rock Its an awesome piece! I saw the Proto back at Sideshow again and i saw another one they had in pieces to ship out and this thing has a lot of freaking pieces!!!:horror I asked Klauder about it cause people where saying that it didnt and he showed me all the pictures of the pieces on his computer and jesus this thing is no joke to put together! the Guys alone is 6 pieces! :rotfl there were so many pieces for the suite i lost count!

Amazing piece! if i had the money now i wouldn't hesitate to get it!

When you say ship out do you mean to ship to get painted for production or that some are already being shipped? And secondly, are you saying that for us a collectors there will be several pieces to put together upon taking it out of the box or that the amp (along with quaritch) is made up of several pieces that are molded together? Just curious

p!tu
01-13-2010, 11:22 AM
When you say ship out do you mean to ship to get painted for production or that some are already being shipped? And secondly, are you saying that for us a collectors there will be several pieces to put together upon taking it out of the box or that the amp (along with quaritch) is made up of several pieces that are molded together? Just curious

i mean ship out to the factory im guessing to get painted or something. and no for that putting together part. its not a model kit its a statue so apart from the normal putting together we doe with tha statues i dotn expect it to be any different.

lightwave000
01-13-2010, 11:30 AM
i mean ship out to the factory im guessing to get painted or something. and no for that putting together part. its not a model kit its a statue so apart from the normal putting together we doe with tha statues i dotn expect it to be any different.

Gotcha, thanks Pitu

lightwave000
01-13-2010, 11:40 AM
If you want a better perspective on the size of this piece take a look at my sig.

Webb
01-13-2010, 06:05 PM
your welcome! glad you found it useful! :rock Its an awesome piece! I saw the Proto back at Sideshow again and i saw another one they had in pieces to ship out and this thing has a lot of freaking pieces!!!:horror I asked Klauder about it cause people where saying that it didnt and he showed me all the pictures of the pieces on his computer and jesus this thing is no joke to put together! the Guys alone is 6 pieces! :rotfl there were so many pieces for the suite i lost count!

Amazing piece! if i had the money now i wouldn't hesitate to get it!


You get them for free don't you ?

kajaroo
01-14-2010, 02:23 AM
Hot toys is going to make an Avatar figure... any news?

lightwave000
01-14-2010, 10:32 AM
Not yet, some are holding their breath for a hot toys amp but who knows when if ever that will happen. But the rest of their line should be pretty cool.

kj23
01-14-2010, 11:30 AM
never seen the film and have no interest in it but i'd consider buying that piece, it's very impressive.

stickman
01-14-2010, 11:59 AM
Too funny Dusty. :)

Atheris
01-17-2010, 11:40 PM
never seen the film and have no interest in it but i'd consider buying that piece, it's very impressive.

Are you serious?...

Chris

lightwave000
01-18-2010, 12:15 AM
After talking to sideshow about flex pay since I had never gone that route before, I found out that flex customers get their items at the same time and even many times sooner than normal orders so I decided to flex pay again and apply my $70 rewards to it. Not much I know considering the price of the item but every little bit helps. I am still waiting to hear back about the $20 cancellation fee.

I have rejoined the AMP OWNERS SOCIETY!!!
I realized after I had canceled the flex option last week how much I wanted this piece. I was scared the AMP would sell out over the weekend without any notice (low quantity alert) i know thats silly due to its price point but that made me realize truly how much I am looking forward to/want this piece.

I was literally checking sideshows page once a day just to make sure...lol


I wish I could have ordered this from BBTS like some others and gotten $100 off but I decided to go the Sideshow route just in case something went wrong during shipping I could be covered hopefully. Although at 500 pieces im not sure if they could replace once it sells out. But kudos to those who got it cheaper!

Heres the deal-I trust sideshow to churn out a good product with how much this cost and how detailed and intricate its design is. I have no fear it will lose its value in the market because its design is such that even people who have not seen the movie or dont even like the movie want the piece or at the very least think its really cool.

At 500 pieces for a movie that has already made over $1.6 billion and will soon sink TITANIC's box office-not to mention best director and best picture awards at the Golden Globes and more than likely Oscars-its safe to say this is a grossly successful film.
I think this piece has a broad enough audience to attract 500 people on the planet to want to own it.

I know many want it but cannot justify the price tag. I understand that and trust me-Sacrifices will be made on my part to obtain one-BUT-

Whether it holds it value-goes up-goes down-what matters to me in the end is the value I get from the workmanship and craftsmanship of the piece and the enjoyment I will get from glancing over and seeing it and knowing I am one of the few who own one/wow thats cool/and just marveling at the design and accuracy of the lifesize version. Its a work of art to me.

There arent many pieces that I can say that about. Ones that you continually glance at and its just really cool to have. Dont get me wrong-I have several pieces from sideshow. Some i have bought and sold. Some I thought were really cool for a while and now they sit on a shelf and I forget they are there and then there are pieces like my lifesize han in carbonite that I look at and im like-I cant believe I own that!

Thats how I feel about this piece. Its just really cool.

Its so cool that people who enjoy movies/collectibles and are genuinely passionate about them and discussing them can chat back and forth on such topics and it is lots of fun. I appreciate all of you who chime in because its always fun to click on the USER CP and notice that a new post has been posted. It seems to make the waiting for the items we collect or like tolerable and is almost as fun as getting the item in the mail(almost ;-)
Or even those who dont necessarily want to buy them but are curious and enjoy seeing whats out there-Its fun and thanks for chiming in.

This movie is a juggernaut. It IS going to be a franchise. I think this may be one of the premiere avatar collectibles to own if not the premiere piece.

I know many are hesistant and are waiting it out to see if they get a better deal and that may be the case- I hope it works out for you, but in my case i just couldnt leave it up to chance. I had to own one.

After seeing what AVATAR merch has become globally i know the market is there and once this item is in the hands of the collectors and you get feedback from reviews i think this will be a very popular piece with a very limited supply.

I have sold cast signed avatar posters and movie trailers for rediculous money lately so i know the collector audience is out there and with heavy pockets. I forsee a few kicking themselves a year from now for not picking this up.

BTW, I have received notice that this piece is 30lbs heavy!(not 12lb as listed on the site) and 22" tall with base (not 21")

So think Indiana Jones PF if you want a comparison although almost 19" wide as well.

Cant wait :-)

roms
01-18-2010, 03:26 AM
never seen the film and have no interest in it but i'd consider buying that piece, it's very impressive.

In my case, I LOVE the movie... in fact, if I am going to recommend only 1 movie to see in IMAX3D, this would be IT.

But I do not have any interest in this AMP SUIT MAQUETTE... well, not now anyways. Maybe if this was a LIFESIZE, it would be another story. :)

The only Avatar Product which really got my attention & felt the need to really get one was the AVATAR BINARY WATCH (an out of this world watch, for an out of this world movie) which was one of the promotional marketing products of the said movie.

kj23
01-18-2010, 03:51 AM
Are you serious?...

Chris

yes, that's why i said it.

lightwave000
01-18-2010, 12:20 PM
In my case, I LOVE the movie... in fact, if I am going to recommend only 1 movie to see in IMAX3D, this would be IT.

But I do not have any interest in this AMP SUIT MAQUETTE... well, not now anyways. Maybe if this was a LIFESIZE, it would be another story. :)

The only Avatar Product which really got my attention & felt the need to really get one was the AVATAR BINARY WATCH (an out of this world watch, for an out of this world movie) which was one of the promotional marketing products of the said movie.

That watch is just a cheaply made led watch you can get for pennies on the internet that is probably not licensed and just has avatar printed on it. Cool watch though.

roms
01-18-2010, 11:07 PM
That watch is just a cheaply made led watch you can get for pennies on the internet...

I know.... I have always been curious about those cheap "led or binary watches"... so when the AVATAR MOVIE decided to use them as one of their promotional marketing gimmicks... It just gave me an excuse to acquire one of them (even though it cost more compared to other "non-avatar" led or binary watches)... since I am really always on the lookout for Superhero/ Sci-Fi Movie marketing products:

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff157/roms2007/AvatarWatch.jpg

Similar to the Watchmen "Dr. Manhattan Condoms".... They are just really ordinary Blue Condoms....But having each package "resembles" a matchbook with the iconic blood-stained smiley badge on the front... made all the difference in the world to make this a truly collectible Watchmen memorabilia:

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff157/roms2007/WatchmenMovieMerchandise.jpg

lightwave000
01-19-2010, 01:23 AM
Are you trying to sell stuff? This sounds like spam...lol

AVATAR may not have licensed those LED watches is what I am saying. They look like knockoffs.

roms
01-19-2010, 02:38 AM
Are you trying to sell stuff? This sounds like spam...lol

AVATAR didnt license those LED watches is what I am saying. They are knockoffs.

You are mistaken.

AVATAR did LICENSE those "AVATAR BINARY WATCHES"... they were not meant to be sold BUT was meant to be given as PRIZES/ GIVEAWAYS in conjunction with the release of the James Cameron’s AVATAR "The Game"... which was a great means of promoting the movie also.

Here are the LINKS:

http://www.alltern8.com/competitions/AVATAR/

http://blog.gameloft.com/index.php/2009/12/14/its-avatar-day/#comments

http://www.girlgamer.com/zine/article/517/

http://facebookapps.gameloft.com/rules/AVATAR/rules.html

MOREOVER, here is the manufacturer: RDP CREATIVE who was responsible for these OFFICIAL AVATAR BINARY WATCHES and for some other licensed film/ game giveaways:

http://www.rdp-creative.com/

Every time there is an upcoming SCI-FI or SUPERHERO movie, I really make it a point "to know & to be aware" of what are the OFFICIAL promotional materials, gimmicks, & giveaways that will be used to market that particular film.

lightwave000
01-19-2010, 03:35 AM
You are mistaken.

AVATAR did LICENSE those "AVATAR BINARY WATCHES"... they were not meant to be sold BUT was meant to be given as PRIZES/ GIVEAWAYS in conjunction with the release of the James Cameron’s AVATAR "The Game"... which was a great means of promoting the movie also.

Here are the LINKS:

http://www.alltern8.com/competitions/AVATAR/

http://blog.gameloft.com/index.php/2009/12/14/its-avatar-day/#comments

http://www.girlgamer.com/zine/article/517/

http://facebookapps.gameloft.com/rules/AVATAR/rules.html

MOREOVER, here is the manufacturer: RDP CREATIVE who was responsible for these OFFICIAL AVATAR BINARY WATCHES and for some other licensed film/ game giveaways:

http://www.rdp-creative.com/

Every time there is an upcoming SCI-FI or SUPERHERO movie, I really make it a point "to know & to be aware" of what are the OFFICIAL promotional materials, gimmicks, & giveaways that will be used to market that particular film.

Fair enough, my apologies :-)

I have seen too many knockoffs these days its easy to be skeptical

lightwave000
01-21-2010, 11:34 PM
In tonights Sideshow Newsletter-

AMP ALMOST SOLD OUT- Only 9 left and several people over at the Statueforum have already got a few!


Newletter -
The AMP Suit Will Disappear Soon!

Created directly from the 3D image of the actual suit used in the film, the AMP Suite Maquette IS the ultimate collectible from the blockbuster film 'Avatar'! Only NINE (9) more lucky fans will get the opportunity to grab this immense piece for their collections, so get your Pre-Order in sooner rather than later, or you will lose out on the chance to bring this suit home! And remember, use the FLEXPay option when ordering, and in just a few monthly payments under $200 each, this fantastic Maquette will be yours once it beings to ship to fans!

lightwave000
01-24-2010, 01:01 AM
Only a couple AMP Suits left. The meter shows almost sold out.

lightwave000
01-25-2010, 09:42 PM
Has anyone seen all the mods on ebay of the AMP? I mean, there are even some that are trying to mimmick the maquette.

This one is rather impressive-

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/6772/dsc0003x.jpg

LOTRFan
01-25-2010, 09:55 PM
Has anyone seen all the mods on ebay of the AMP? I mean, there are even some that are trying to mimmick the maquette.

So by posting this in every AMP thread now, what exactly are you asking Sideshow? :dunno

lightwave000
01-26-2010, 12:50 PM
You mean all 2 threads-
I'm dont remember asking sideshow anything. These are threads dedicated to the AMP Maquette which means anyone reading them is interested in that particular vehicle/mech so if something interesting pops up such as someone trying to capture the look of the maquette off of a 9" mattel toy I felt like sharing it. That is all

Either that or telling sideshow they better pull off a quality product :-)

lightwave000
04-26-2010, 07:07 AM
I was really pumped about this piece like 10 years ago when it was announced...lol.

Then Avatar came and went and I kinda forgot about it. The only reminder was the monthly credit card charge.

Now that they have FINALLY released the materials that make up this thing Im pretty pumped again. The photos that show the size of this thing next to a person and the perspective of it compared to a hand really shows its a formidable piece.

For a bit all the talk of it being made of plastic alone kinda had me worried because Sideshow was talking about how its made of over 900 pieces and mixed media but plastic doesnt sound too mixed to me.

But now that we know its got 5 or 6 materials including metal (fingers crossed-the floor plating being metal cuz it looks like it)- It looks like it will be a quality piece.

It may hold its value, it may not-but in any case- I think this will be a piece I have a hard time ridding of should I ever decide to one day.

I hope the paint job is close to the proto-then I feel I will be satisfied with my purchase.

Atheris
04-26-2010, 11:24 AM
Dude this is still 90% plastic im betting. The only parts to have metal in them are probably in the base. The overal suite will be plastic for sure. My sisters earings have more metal in them than this will. Notice how they conveniently left out what parts are metal. Just as they did with the 1:2 Iron man. The only metal on that thing were the foot pegs to hold him to the base. This will be no different....hate to say it.

Chris


I was really pumped about this piece like 10 years ago when it was announced...lol.

Then Avatar came and went and I kinda forgot about it. The only reminder was the monthly credit card charge.

Now that they have FINALLY released the materials that make up this thing Im pretty pumped again. The photos that show the size of this thing next to a person and the perspective of it compared to a hand really shows its a formidable piece.

For a bit all the talk of it being made of plastic alone kinda had me worried because Sideshow was talking about how its made of over 900 pieces and mixed media but plastic doesnt sound too mixed to me.

But now that we know its got 5 or 6 materials including metal (fingers crossed-the floor plating being metal cuz it looks like it)- It looks like it will be a quality piece.

It may hold its value, it may not-but in any case- I think this will be a piece I have a hard time ridding of should I ever decide to one day.

I hope the paint job is close to the proto-then I feel I will be satisfied with my purchase.

lightwave000
04-26-2010, 12:25 PM
AHHHHH Phooey

Bezzerkerr
04-26-2010, 01:54 PM
Lightwave,

you have been supporting this film and collectible since day #1.

Sad to say, there is only one way you're gonna find out. get it shipped to your home and see what's what. If you are dissapointed with the build material & size send it right back. and tell Sideshow exactly WHY you're sending it back. It may cost you a couple of bucks in shipping, but it will be worth it to get the answer you're looking for.

Bezzerkerr
04-26-2010, 01:56 PM
Looks like plastic, if that's the case, I'll stick with the $15 Mattel toy.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2477/3836810051_6436d10bda.jpg

lcummins
04-26-2010, 02:14 PM
You know, I just don't understand this attitude about the materials something is made of. There was a huge blow up when it was revealed that the Boba Fett PF was made of plastic... even though polystone is considered a type of plastic too. So something should be priced based on materials alone? What about the research, planning, sculpting, licensing, etc. that go into a piece? What about the art involved? If materials were the only consideration, why do things like artwork, paintings, etc. cost more than just the canvas and paints? Oh! You're paying for the artist's work you say? So that doesn't apply to collectibles?

I say, buy it if you like it and don't worry about the materials so much. If you are afraid it will go down in value, then don't buy it now and take a chance at eBay later on... but keep in mind that the Boba Fett PF that no one wanted because it was made from ABS plastic is now selling above retail for the regular, and hitting $400 to $500 for the exclusive version... don't know why people would want to pay that much for plastic though!

p!tu
04-26-2010, 02:23 PM
i also love how they are posting pics of the original sculpt :rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl Since when have you seen a statue prototype sculpted in polystone? Prototypes are sculpted from different materials that are not the same as the final castings! man i love when people talk without knowing ____. its awesome.

SOLIDSNAKE
04-26-2010, 02:30 PM
I cant belive people are making bad commets about this masterpiece.

I think the price is dead on seeing that AVATAR is the #1 movie OF ALL TIMES.

SIDESHOW could charge 2k for it and serious collectors will buy it.
If you dont like it go buy the matel 20 bucs piece of plastic.


I will get this piece in the future 100%

ironwez20
04-26-2010, 02:41 PM
does anybody have a a link to the sideshow navi statue's ? someone posted it a while back and it had all these different types of held sculpts of neytiri and jake.

lightwave000
04-26-2010, 06:25 PM
Lightwave,

you have been supporting this film and collectible since day #1.

Sad to say, there is only one way you're gonna find out. get it shipped to your home and see what's what. If you are dissapointed with the build material & size send it right back. and tell Sideshow exactly WHY you're sending it back. It may cost you a couple of bucks in shipping, but it will be worth it to get the answer you're looking for.

You may be right, only time will tell when I have it sitting on my desk. I have had several sideshow pieces in the past I ended up selling because they didnt have that lasting wow factor- but if this piece gets me like my ironman bust 1:1 (the redone version sideshow replaced without paint issues) then I will be happy. I still love looking at that thing. I think if it has some weight to it which it will, and has a good paint job- the details are so intricate ill know when i take it out if its a keeper or not.

Darth Snoopy
04-26-2010, 06:32 PM
i also love how they are posting pics of the original sculpt :rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl Since when have you seen a statue prototype sculpted in polystone? Prototypes are sculpted from different materials that are not the same as the final castings! man i love when people talk without knowing ____. its awesome.

:lecture :lol

Totally agree with you, P!tu. :rock

p!tu
04-26-2010, 07:12 PM
:lecture :lol

Totally agree with you, P!tu. :rock

:rock:rock:rock:rock:rock

p!tu
04-26-2010, 07:13 PM
Like i said at the statue forums when i was at sideshow 3 weeks ago i saw the Production piece and it was ____ing sick! looked just like the proto! heavy as ____ to!!! it could be made out of toothpicks and i would still get it cause its amazing and expertly crafted! :rock

lightwave000
04-26-2010, 10:07 PM
Like i said at the statue forums when i was at sideshow 3 weeks ago i saw the Production piece and it was ____ing sick! looked just like the proto! heavy as ____ to!!! it could be made out of toothpicks and i would still get it cause its amazing and expertly crafted! :rock

LOL! Your hilarious. Any other details from what you saw? Like whats parts are for sure metal (such as the grating on the floor) and was the paint job pretty spot on with what we have seen? What differs from the proto? Is it larger than it seems on videos and pics? Thanks pitu!

Atheris
04-26-2010, 11:08 PM
No one is saying this thing doesnt look cool. I think it looks awesome...the only gripe I have is that $1200 is a tad excessive for something made of plastic. Producing this would cost no where near $1200. I think selling this at $600 SS is still making money...this is a huge money grab off the success of the film imo. SS was hoping to bank off it. Now its not selling..and not because its not cool and not because its expenssive...but because its over priced for what it is.
Come on think of what you can buy with $1200 people...

-A nice set of rims for your car
-A new LED LCD TV
-A nice BBQ
-A laptop
-A guitar
-4 xbox 360 consoles :horror
-4 Premium format statues
-2 1:1 scale busts
-2 1:6 scale Tumblers + batpod
-Pay your credit card bill :(

OR

A 20" tall plastic statue of the Avatar A.M.P. suite...:rolleyes:

Chris

masterside
04-27-2010, 12:43 AM
Atheris666, he does not like AVATAR, he does not like AMP Suit of Sideshow, and he does not like Sideshow :D . So he will do everything to destroy this achievement.

Let him speak, the most important thing is to collect what you love! the rest is literature :o

lightwave000
04-27-2010, 07:53 AM
No one is saying this thing doesnt look cool. I think it looks awesome...the only gripe I have is that $1200 is a tad excessive for something made of plastic. Producing this would cost no where near $1200. I think selling this at $600 SS is still making money...this is a huge money grab off the success of the film imo. SS was hoping to bank off it. Now its not selling..and not because its not cool and not because its expenssive...but because its over priced for what it is.
Come on think of what you can buy with $1200 people...

-A nice set of rims for your car
-A new LED LCD TV
-A nice BBQ
-A laptop
-A guitar
-4 xbox 360 consoles :horror
-4 Premium format statues
-2 1:1 scale busts
-2 1:6 scale Tumblers + batpod
-Pay your credit card bill :(

OR

A 20" tall plastic statue of the Avatar A.M.P. suite...:rolleyes:

Chris


You keep mentioning that its made of plastic-Yes that is one of 5 or 6 materials its made of but you word it such that it sounds like its a plastic toy. Let get it in hand and see first. I will def review it in a video or something.

You said sideshow is not selling it-while its true its not sold out-there are still over 480 out of the 500 that have been purchased. At 600 Im not sure it would be worth their while to produce it. They are in the business to make money. The licensing and laser scanning of the original to the 3d modeling, production costs-when its all said and done I see where the price is. Now if there had been a run of 1000+ of these then they could charge a bit less through economies of scale but keep in mind there are only 500 being produced.

I would have liked it to be around 800-1000$ cuz thats where I feel it should be but its not and so you either get one or take a chance down the line. I personally would rather get it direct from sideshow and keep if amazing and send back if not. Its worth the shipping fees I would lose in the long run.

SpenK
04-28-2010, 02:31 PM
Hi Chris! There are hinges, and the hatch will open and close. I've been informed that we should have a final production sample in the building soon for photography :duff
So Pitu did Not See A Production Piece as he stated... but The Proto:rotfl:rotfl....that is why it look Just Like The Proto:rotfl:rotfl
....... :rolleyes:....................:D

Kuzeh
04-28-2010, 02:57 PM
So Pitu did Not See A Production Piece as he stated... but The Proto:rotfl:rotfl....that is why it look Just Like The Proto:rotfl:rotfl
....... :rolleyes:....................:D

Do you really need to post this in 2 threads?...
:rolleyes::dunno...

SpenK
04-28-2010, 03:08 PM
Do you really need to post this in 2 threads?...
:rolleyes::dunno...

They Are Related..........:thwak..........;).........Just Having Double Fun......Teasing My Friend Pitu....Maximun Coverage.......

Dusty
04-28-2010, 04:32 PM
So Pitu did Not See A Production Piece as he stated... but The Proto:rotfl:rotfl....that is why it look Just Like The Proto:rotfl:rotfl
....... :rolleyes:....................:D

There are WAY more versions that go through the process than simply 1 prototype and 1 *final* production sample. (I believe we went through this with the Moria Orc PF as well...) What he saw was probably a pre-production sample and/or paint sample sent from the factory for approvals/changes before they started the final production run. In fact, I believe I was in the room when he saw it, and Klauder made sure to mention the fact that the final piece would have hinges and the hatch would be able to open and close... :duff

SpenK
04-28-2010, 04:46 PM
There are WAY more versions that go through the process than simply 1 prototype and 1 *final* production sample. (I believe we went through this with the Moria Orc PF as well...) What he saw was probably a pre-production sample and/or paint sample sent from the factory for approvals/changes before they started the final production run. In fact, I believe I was in the room when he saw it, and Klauder made sure to mention the fact that the final piece would have hinges and the hatch would be able to open and close... :duff

Ok....Thanks for the info Dusty.........:angelsmil

p!tu
04-28-2010, 04:48 PM
There are WAY more versions that go through the process than simply 1 prototype and 1 *final* production sample. (I believe we went through this with the Moria Orc PF as well...) What he saw was probably a pre-production sample and/or paint sample sent from the factory for approvals/changes before they started the final production run. In fact, I believe I was in the room when he saw it, and Klauder made sure to mention the fact that the final piece would have hinges and the hatch would be able to open and close... :duff

Thats what i saw which is what i said! and i didnt disclose anything else i just said it looks awesome!! compared to the Proto that was at SDCC.:monkey5

p!tu
04-28-2010, 04:48 PM
Ok....Thanks for the info Dusty.........:angelsmil

pAPO! im going to Miami now to kick you in the balls!!! :rotfl

p!tu
04-28-2010, 04:50 PM
sorry!! i did disclose that Actual fire will come of of the exhaust in the back! like in the movie! Thats what Klauder and Dax told me!

tnaig001
04-28-2010, 08:33 PM
sorry!! i did disclose that Actual fire will come of of the exhaust in the back! like in the movie! Thats what Klauder and Dax told me!


so are there electronics in the maquette? :peace

Atheris
04-28-2010, 08:34 PM
sorry!! i did disclose that Actual fire will come of of the exhaust in the back! like in the movie! Thats what Klauder and Dax told me!

If that was really true I would buy this in a heartbeat!

Chris

p!tu
04-28-2010, 09:00 PM
so are there electronics in the maquette? :peace

THERES REAL FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :horror:horror:horror:horror:google:google

Dusty
04-28-2010, 09:33 PM
Don't listen to him, he's been in the Captain Morgan's again... :sick

tnaig001
04-28-2010, 10:19 PM
Don't listen to him, he's been in the Captain Morgan's again... :sick

thanks Dusty. you're the best. :D

p!tu
04-29-2010, 05:46 AM
Don't listen to him, he's been in the Captain Morgan's again... :sick

well pitu gets pwnd again....... :monkey2

Darth Snoopy
04-29-2010, 06:10 AM
Don't listen to him, he's been in the Captain Morgan's again... :sick


well pitu gets pwnd again....... :monkey2

:lol :rotfl :lol

lightwave000
04-29-2010, 09:39 AM
well pitu gets pwnd again....... :monkey2

Captain Morgan in the Sideshow cup! I can still hear you singing that on one of your early videos...lol:rotfl

SpenK
04-29-2010, 09:50 AM
pAPO! im going to Miami now to kick you in the balls!!! :rotfl

Ouch...... That hurt.......:rotfl:rotfl:D

Apone
04-29-2010, 02:58 PM
Not trying to start a big to do..but i think it is one. For the people who purchased this with the understanding it was going to be 30" and it is now 22"? Thats an enormous difference in scale. I dont think Sideshow should have to change thier price but definately offer money back to anyone who was mislead.

lightwave000
04-29-2010, 07:14 PM
30 would be HUGE!

CriminalMind
04-29-2010, 07:30 PM
22 is still big enough!!

lightwave000
04-29-2010, 09:01 PM
It really is, after seeing the comparison pics to someones hand

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60591&page=35

Gruson
05-02-2010, 08:53 AM
Yeah, it is big in some pics I have seen.

P.Neng
05-16-2010, 12:50 AM
Not trying to start a big to do..but i think it is one. For the people who purchased this with the understanding it was going to be 30" and it is now 22"? Thats an enormous difference in scale. I dont think Sideshow should have to change thier price but definately offer money back to anyone who was mislead.

You're right. I prefer to change the price or SS should give something about Avatar[like EX] for buyer. It is now 21"H not 22"H.
That's so bad. I paid $1200 for 21"H but I still love it.

masterside
05-16-2010, 01:27 AM
I can't wait to received this Maquette!!!

lightwave000
05-16-2010, 07:17 AM
Yeah, in November when it finally comes out!

CriminalMind
05-16-2010, 03:04 PM
That's a long wait:( but i prefer to wait a bit longer and receive a better product!!

lightwave000
05-17-2010, 10:33 AM
Singing with the tune of the song from Charlie and the Chocolate factory-"Don't care how, I want it now!"

lightwave000
06-16-2010, 09:39 AM
Got a flex pay notice that my last payment wont be charged till October, so I am betting that is when this sucker ships

Figurefreaks
06-16-2010, 07:07 PM
Got a flex pay notice that my last payment wont be charged till October, so I am betting that is when this sucker ships

Nice! :yess:

Can't wait to see this in hand. :panic:


:blissy

lightwave000
06-20-2010, 10:00 AM
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/1770/ampmanual.jpghttp://img229.imageshack.us/img229/1770/ampmanual.jpg

P.Neng
07-08-2010, 10:30 AM
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/1770/ampmanual.jpghttp://img229.imageshack.us/img229/1770/ampmanual.jpg


Wow!!!!!!!Awesome...can't wait to see it.

lightwave000
07-30-2010, 10:47 AM
Anyone know when this is actually being released yet? Seeing how its been delayed twice and debuted over a year ago!!!

tmfeuerh
08-01-2010, 02:03 AM
Not sure, but it looks pretty cool.

Halcyon
08-03-2010, 05:43 AM
Quote; "Use Care When Assembling"



http://www.misterorange.com/pics/Duh_B4F4/duh2.gif



Or do you prefer handling it like this..

http://www.depers.nl/UserFiles/Image/2008/200804/20080411/garfield.jpg

You don't have to ask 'how the heck he's gotten so big', When you have garbage bags at your lawn..

-jay-
08-03-2010, 05:52 AM
http://www.depers.nl/UserFiles/Image/2008/200804/20080411/garfield.jpg

That's one big _____! :horror :lol

lightwave000
08-05-2010, 09:47 AM
I noticed there are several of these left. Apparently either cancellations or "magically appearing inventory"- I thought this would sell out for sure. I imagine once its in hand with photos those last 50 or so will get snatched up.

bladeiai
08-05-2010, 12:51 PM
Sorry this is a stupid question but.... why is it so expensive?

lightwave000
08-05-2010, 01:01 PM
The licensing, process to make (laser scanned off original life size prop, number of materials used, size, low number being produced, PROFIT!!! lol

At least thats what I get from it.

lightwave000
08-05-2010, 01:02 PM
It better be friggin awesome or I will review it and return it.

bladeiai
08-05-2010, 01:34 PM
It better be friggin awesome or I will review it and return it.

how hard is it to return something just because you aren't satisfied with it?

-jay-
08-05-2010, 11:30 PM
It better be friggin awesome or I will review it and return it.

I'm sure you'll love it when you get it.

I'm just about to get this on Flex as well so i'll be interested to see what people think when they get this.

lightwave000
08-19-2010, 08:07 AM
Anyone have any new news on the release of this?

Dusty
08-19-2010, 10:44 AM
I can check into this, but your best bet is to contact Customer Service :duff

lightwave000
08-19-2010, 11:24 AM
I did and they just told me what the website said, Q4. I would like to know the month if possible as well as what delays or concerns pushed it back 6 months from its prior release date.

Dusty
08-19-2010, 02:53 PM
I did and they just told me what the website said, Q4. I would like to know the month if possible as well as what delays or concerns pushed it back 6 months from its prior release date.

Looks like it's estimated as October at this time :duff

lightwave000
08-19-2010, 04:16 PM
Thanks a bunch!