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foolkiller
01-06-2006, 03:14 PM
Seeing how Obi-wan sold out in an hour, what's it going to be like when they release a Boba or a Vader exclusive? I'm guessing the edition will be larger. I really hope they get the pre-order thing working good. I spent an hour trying to get Obi-wan.

Darth Waller
01-06-2006, 03:19 PM
The ES is going to have to be bigger for Boba and Vader because both characters are extremely popular. I think Obi-Wan is one of the favorite good guys and you see how that turned out.

TheWitchKing
01-06-2006, 03:21 PM
God forbid a Star Wars collector misses out on the 12 inch Vader or Boba. The world as we know it will be over. :horror

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Buttmunch
01-06-2006, 03:29 PM
I think they will just have to stop with exclusives. Some figures don't have much to begin with and if they take an accessory away to be an exclusive, they have even less.

Grevious now can only come with his cape, lightsabers, and guard staff. IF he was made and the guard staff was the exclusive, the guard won't be able to have anything (if they were made).

What would the exclusive Stormtrooper have?

TheWitchKing
01-06-2006, 03:33 PM
Although I agree that not every figure has to come with an exclusive.

Customikey
01-06-2006, 03:34 PM
Exclusive Stormtrooper could come with a Mouse Droid or Torture Droid in addition to his blaster and rifle...

Darth Waller
01-06-2006, 03:35 PM
I think they will just have to stop with exclusives. Some figures don't have much to begin with and if they take an accessory away to be an exclusive, they have even less.

That's a very good point. There are a few characters that don't need an exclusive because they wouldn't come with much anyway. It sure would make ordering easier.

Customikey
01-06-2006, 03:36 PM
I'm really enjoying the exclusives. When the exclsuive thing first began, I was totally against the idea. But I feel I actually earned my holo Sidious and Greivous blaster!!!

I'll go out on a limb and say that just about any character you can think of could come with three accessories plus an exclusive, so I doubt they will stop what has been a very profitable marketing device.

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 03:39 PM
Perhaps they could put the regular version up first and follow it up with an exclusive later on. The exclusive 1/4 scale Luke wasn't announced until after the regular version started preordering. They could do the same with 12" Boba Fett and Vader.

Agent23
01-06-2006, 03:42 PM
Umm, when Boba Fett and Darth Vader are released....all hell will break loose.

Customikey
01-06-2006, 03:44 PM
Perhaps they could put the regular version up first and follow it up with an exclusive later on. The exclusive 1/4 scale Luke wasn't announced until after the regular version started preordering. They could do the same with 12" Boba Fett and Vader.


That sounds dangerously like double-dipping to me. I've never been a fan of repackaging the same thing with one slight enhancement and calling it DELUXE!!

JohnyBoo
01-06-2006, 03:48 PM
I think this Obi Wan was so awesome looking that alot of people that maybe weren't that crazy for the character bought it because of that. I think for the Vader and Boba I will go to the phone again. It was successful for me this time although I had good luck online for Luke and Anakin. This being unable to get through will make people crazy when it comes time to order the next figure. :google

The Josh
01-06-2006, 03:58 PM
Umm, when Boba Fett and Darth Vader are released....all hell will break loose.

Yeah, I will be making sure I'm not doing anything the days those come up.

Hydralisk
01-06-2006, 03:59 PM
Seeing as I have zero interest in either character (Fett or post-Mustafar Vader) I'm looking forward to being able to relax through a few chaotic pre-order mornings. Characters like Maul, Padmé, and Sidious, however, I am worried about.

Buttmunch
01-06-2006, 04:01 PM
I miss the good ol' days when Sideshow didn't do exclusives. :(

TheWitchKing
01-06-2006, 04:03 PM
Originally Posted by tomandshell
Perhaps they could put the regular version up first and follow it up with an exclusive later on. The exclusive 1/4 scale Luke wasn't announced until after the regular version started preordering. They could do the same with 12" Boba Fett and Vader.

Yeah if that was the case, I'd rather have it the way it is now and be offered the exclusive first. I dont want to be pushed into "double-dipping". If that was the case and the regular version was offered first, many people would be awefully tempted to order right away rather than wait for the exclusive.

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 04:04 PM
Umm, when Boba Fett and Darth Vader are released....all hell will break loose.

I'm actually not that interested in Boba Fett...

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JustinLuck
01-06-2006, 04:06 PM
LOL Tomandshell :wacky

AngmarKing
01-06-2006, 06:43 PM
Yeah, I will be making sure I'm not doing anything the days those come up.
You don't do anything now, you're always on the forums:D :D :D :ccheerlea :blissy

TheObsoleteMan
01-06-2006, 06:54 PM
As I've said before, Fett, Vader and Maul are gonna make these previous pre-order experiences seem like heaven.

Agent23
01-06-2006, 07:32 PM
LOL tomandshell...

Yea, you can also chalk up Darth Maul, for another day when all hell will break loose.

chamildav
01-06-2006, 08:29 PM
I think SSC could have sold a whole lot more Luke figures than they offered. Same is true of Ani and Obi I imagine even with increased edition sizes. I'd bet they will produce more Vader's than any other single figure but it still may be difficult to meet the demand for what is probably science fiction films most iconic character. I think they are trying very hard to offer a true collectible figure line and not cheapen it by overproducing and having to dump discounted figures into the market place. Bad for SSC, bad for the dealers, and bad for many of the collectors alike when that happens.
I believe SSC is dealing with determining what realistic production runs are for this line and I think they may be finding the demand much greater than initially anticipated. This is a nightmare for a small company because you want to meet demand but you simply don't have the capacity to produce enough product to do that. In order to create that capacity you have to invest in greater production, distribution, and delivery resources. If demand then doesn't meet your hightened expectations/projections you've possibly just become a hugely successful bankruptcy case. They have some very tough decisions to make with the Star Wars line.
It's a mixed blessing to have something so vastly popular to offer when your typical production and distribution resources are geared to much smaller niche products. This is a pretty nice problem to have though, as problems go.

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 08:41 PM
Remember, regular Obi-Wan did not sell out today, and probably won't do so for a week, if he follows the pattern set by Luke and Anakin. They're certainly not making enough exclusives to meet the demand, but that's kind of the point, I guess. The regular versions seem to last long enough for everybody to get one who wants one. In fact, they don't even announce the addition size until everybody has had an opportunity to get one, typically stopping sales after a week or so. This line was never meant to produce figures that would sit on a shelf somewhere waiting for somebody to stumble across them. Buyers must show some initiative and stay alert. People who are interested in them (and are paying attention) have plenty of time to get a regular version of the figure. But the exclusives...not so easy, I'll admit.

The Josh
01-06-2006, 09:24 PM
You don't do anything now, you're always on the forums:D :D :D :ccheerlea :blissy

Between subbing and coaching I'm always doing something but I usually have access to a PC. :D Being a Computer Teacher is fun :)

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 09:54 PM
What would the exclusive Stormtrooper have?


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tomandshell
01-06-2006, 10:01 PM
Oh man, that's funny.

bluesparrow
01-06-2006, 10:03 PM
Seeing how Obi-wan sold out in an hour, what's it going to be like when they release a Boba or a Vader exclusive?

Lots of anger, frustration, cursing, threats, tears. Typical preorder day, slightly magnified.

Best thing they could do is make the exclusive for those characters so insignificant that only the people who feel a need to collect all the exclusive editions will really want it.

tomandshell
01-06-2006, 10:09 PM
I would rather not have an exclusive version of Boba Fett if it meant I didn't have to deal with the stress of trying (and possibly failing) to order him.

Or they could go the Elektra route and make the exclusive version come in a different color scheme. That I could live with.

Buttmunch
01-06-2006, 10:33 PM
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:mwaha Very funny. Seriously though, the blaster and possible a rifle are all they really have. Sure you could throw in a mousedroid as an exclusive but why? If they are only going to have two accessories to begin with, it really isn't vary fair to give the third as an exclusive. Anakin and Obi-Wan come with about 7-10 NON-exclusive accessories. The exclusives just wan't be logical for some figures. I fear some will just end up site exclusives like Skinner.

Clone trooper exclusives would be easy paint variants, but until the special, special, special edition of the OT, Stormtroopers only come in one color.

Darth Rage
01-06-2006, 11:05 PM
I suppose the exclusive storm trooper could come with the sandtrooper rank epilets (is that the right word?) You know, the grey or orange shoulder bits to denote rank. That would be an exclusive to make people nuts if they missed it. I think more likely it would be the difference in guns though, blaster pistol for standard with the blaster rifle included with the exclusive.

Perhaps the little parts found on Tatooine? "Look sir, droids." Again, we're delving into sandtrooper territory.

How about an unconscious princess leia after blasters were set to stun in Ep IV? :rolleyes:

88th division
01-07-2006, 06:32 AM
Again from episode IV. The exclusive stormtrooper could have the paldron and the backpack. Although I would prefer something not so important. As someone said before, if you make an exclusive with a must have piece, you are going to piss off a lot of people.

Viking28
01-08-2006, 01:18 PM
I agree with there is no need to make a exclusive for every figure released but
I totally disagree with the thought "its like printing money" with this line, its better to keep the line in tow. Then going all out crazy and doing 30,000 for each character, we all seen what happened to the LOTR line when some screamed that the edition size needs to be bigger.

I think they are doing fine with the edition sizes, in my view its better to produce something that has staying power and value then something that will be marked down past wholesale to try to sale. Usually when specialty companies go that route they dont last that long because nobody wants to carry items that just sit around. And anyway I want to see Sideshow around for a long long long time.

Alice Adrenochrome
01-08-2006, 01:55 PM
I don't know what SSC will when those 2 come up, but I hope they don't mess with the ES! And even though I, just like" some others on this board, don't expect every single 12" to come with an exclusive, I'd love the idea that the exclusive would be more significant then they are now. A real "must have" item would be the salt AND the pepper in the Star Wars 12" soup! Yes!