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MicroJow
10-08-2009, 04:24 PM
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>>>ESTIMATED ARRIVAL<<<
Of: Lando Calrissian 12-inch Figure – Sideshow Exclusive

Coming in: 22 Days

To: Sideshow U.S. warehouse

Est. ship weight (US): 4 lbs.

Est. dimensional weight

(Int’l orders & Oversized items): 10 lbs.

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Dear Valued Collector,



Thank you for your pre-order of the Lando Calrissian 12-inch Figure – Sideshow Exclusive (item #21531) from our Star Wars collection. We appreciate your patience in waiting for the arrival of this Limited Edition collectible, and would like to inform you that this item will be arriving in our Los Angeles warehouse in approximately 22 days.

Memnoch
10-08-2009, 04:34 PM
Got mine! First new figure in a while.

EVILFACE
10-08-2009, 04:34 PM
My Colt 45 will be waiting.

Once he ships, I will have zero SW figures on preorder.

AngryEwok
10-08-2009, 04:36 PM
Debated for forever about whether or not I would keep this one...

Amanaman
10-08-2009, 04:36 PM
I'll pick him up from a retailer. The exclusive piece isn't worth it to me.

Glennfett
10-08-2009, 04:43 PM
Got my notice 20mins ago!!!!DAMN!!!
2 figures due next week and then Lando!!!
I guess this is the glut of product finally coming out in one hit like last year...

sigh

King Darkness
10-08-2009, 04:56 PM
:blissy

Bout f'n time.

Once old Lando ships I will have nothing SW on preorder :horror

Shai
10-08-2009, 04:58 PM
the proto had a gigantic head.

Memnoch
10-08-2009, 05:07 PM
Yea Lando is my last SW preorder too. Everything else is Hot Toys.

EVILFACE
10-08-2009, 05:11 PM
:blissy

Bout f'n time.

Once old Lando ships I will have nothing SW on preorder :horror

Kopy Kat


the proto had a gigantic head.

Well he is a ladies man.

King Darkness
10-08-2009, 05:18 PM
Kopy Kat

:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

Wor-Gar
10-08-2009, 05:22 PM
Wow, with this figure coming, I will be totally caught up on my SS Star Wars preorders -- nothing else on PO after this guy.

That's very weird for me. First time since this line began.

Deeznutz6
10-08-2009, 05:35 PM
Yea Lando is my last SW preorder too. Everything else is Hot Toys.

This is my last SW item also, I havent ordereded anything since the Sandtrooper.

Lordscum
10-08-2009, 05:49 PM
Man this is July/August all over again! I got 3 notices today! 1 for the Sandtrooper which ships Monday , 1 for German Indy and 1 For Lando!

devilof76
10-08-2009, 05:50 PM
Yup. Here too. No Star Wars left. What else is there? Just the Shock Trooper?

Oh yeah. The SDCC stuff.

We need a new Star Wars announcement.

Deeznutz6
10-08-2009, 06:01 PM
We need 2 or 3.....

Batty
10-08-2009, 06:06 PM
It doesn't seem right that the only SW figures I have on order are Lando and the Shock Trooper.

When's Gammy going up for pre-order?

Lordscum
10-08-2009, 06:09 PM
Per SS Newsletter SS Sandtrooper Commander is the next figure and up for Pre-order w/ next Thursday newsletter.

Dally
10-08-2009, 06:11 PM
:rock I got mine too. Looking forward to him shipping.

Kuzeh
10-08-2009, 06:13 PM
I'll pick him up from a retailer. The exclusive piece isn't worth it to me.

I might do the same...
it's $95.00 vs $81.00 for me :horror!

Mesa
10-08-2009, 06:28 PM
I'll be canceling the exclusive version shortly.............

ProgMatinee
10-08-2009, 06:40 PM
me too. i think Lando will be a easy to get figure on the secondary market.

Wor-Gar
10-08-2009, 06:44 PM
Shocking! Easy to get?

There's only 850 of the exclusive Colt man (if you care).

This is one I'm gonna keep.

Entropy
10-08-2009, 06:48 PM
it's just that little mic. Not a must have ex, imo.

Wor-Gar
10-08-2009, 06:52 PM
it's just that little mic. Not a must have ex, imo.

Yeah, but it's like the only thing he really did touch or hold in the movie.

There's been such a clamoring for this guy I just couldn't dump him. Plus, he's a key character in the OT, so that sells him for me.

The ANH Seven plus Lando and Yoda for me. I'll skip Wicket W. Warrick. What's the "W" for anyway? :lol

EVILFACE
10-08-2009, 06:58 PM
Yea, there was less than 2500 offered.

DarthTrafford
10-08-2009, 09:58 PM
I got mine as well!
Can't wait to get him.
:chew

thenammagazine
10-08-2009, 10:01 PM
And how many of you guys canceling posted in the other Lando thread about, "If SS made a Lando, I'd be all over him like a fat kid on cake!" pretty much begging them to make the dude?

MaulFan
10-08-2009, 10:05 PM
This will be my first 12" Lando ever, never saw a Hasbro one in stores and never thought they looked good enough to pursue on the secondary market.

I'm still hoping to see Skiff Lando someday, it's key to the Jabba setup.

Wor-Gar
10-08-2009, 10:09 PM
And how many of you guys canceling posted in the other Lando thread about, "If SS made a Lando, I'd be all over him like a fat kid on cake!" pretty much begging them to make the dude?

It's typical.

Believe it or not, one day, there will be Chewie cancelations.

"Ewwwww. I don't like the way the hair lays. FAIL."

:D

Odowankenobi
10-08-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm keeping him. That's that.

Odd, this is also my last Star Wars pre-order. I have been cutting back on my collecting, but this is strange. I guess I'm just not a trooper guy.

MaulFan
10-08-2009, 10:21 PM
It's typical.

Believe it or not, one day, there will be Chewie cancelations.

"Ewwwww. I don't like the way the hair lays. FAIL."

:D

And innevitable returns for QC issues, "I bent my Wookie."

Wor-Gar
10-08-2009, 10:26 PM
And innevitable returns for QC issues, "I bent my Wookie."

And the pages upon pages of the same three questions:

"How are u guys combing the hair?"

"Shouldn't he be 15.2 inches tall instead of .4?"

And the fan favorite:

"Can you post a tutorial on that?"

MaulFan
10-08-2009, 10:28 PM
Or....and admittedly I would be one to say it depending on the outcome,

"I knew the fake hair would look poor in production it should have been sculpted."

and on the reverse of that,

"I can't believe they went with sculpted hair, fake hair would have been so much better."

Wor-Gar
10-08-2009, 10:37 PM
:lol

And don't forget the drive-by comments like:

"Looks more like a tall Ewok. FAIL."

"Looks like a chiapet...a Chew-apet."

"Hasbro did it better 10 years ago for $20."

And the fan favorite:

"Why doesn't SS just hand the license over to HT already?"

MaulFan
10-08-2009, 10:40 PM
Oh well, who needs a Wookie when you have an industrious gas miner :lol

pixletwin
10-08-2009, 10:43 PM
My Colt 45 will be waiting.

Once he ships, I will have zero SW figures on preorder.

Same here... Not much I am excited in the SW 1:6 pipeline after Lando. Hopefully Spooktacular yields some interesting announcements.

Batty
10-09-2009, 12:46 AM
Same here... Not much I am excited in the SW 1:6 pipeline after Lando. Hopefully Spooktacular yields some interesting announcements.

But aren't you selling all your SW figures? :(

Andr3w
10-09-2009, 04:02 AM
But aren't you selling all your SW figures? :(

maybe he changed his mind :whip

galactiboy
10-09-2009, 06:26 AM
I won't have any pre-orders for 1/6 SW either after Lando... that is odd :lol

Although, most likely I'll be adding the new Sandtrooper, so there should be the one. Not to mention having the 1:1 Vader Bust and Rancor Dio :lol

pixletwin
10-09-2009, 06:33 AM
But aren't you selling all your SW figures? :(

Nope. Just doing some major trimming. :banana

devilof76
10-09-2009, 07:47 AM
What are you keeping?

pixletwin
10-09-2009, 07:49 AM
Vader, Old Ben and ROTS Ben, ROTS Anakin and SDCC Vaderkin, Troopers, ROTJ Luke and Bespin Luke, Leia as Boushh, Bib Fortuna and Salacious Crumb, and any custom I have pretty much... and Lando. :love

devilof76
10-09-2009, 07:55 AM
Well that's still a pretty awesome spread. I was pretty worried for you man. I saw that for sale thread and it hurt. :monkey2

But at the same time, you have my condolences.

And congratulations too, because we're finally getting Lando, and that rocks. :rock

pixletwin
10-09-2009, 08:12 AM
Its nice to be able to prove to myself that I am not a complete slave to the collector's mentality. :lol

devilof76
10-09-2009, 08:29 AM
So it wasn't forced out of necessity?

I've been pretty good with it so far. All told, I'll have 26 after the Sandtrooper and Lando. A lot more than I'd originally intended, but a lot less than I could have fallen prey to.

If I'm strict with myself, I'll only end up with twice that. I guess that's still kind of alot. :dunno

Shai
10-09-2009, 08:30 AM
Kopy Kat



Well he is a ladies man.

:lol:lol:lol

ProgMatinee
10-09-2009, 08:37 AM
I'm not buying nearly as much as I used to either.

I'll admit to being one of the people cancelling Lando even though for a long time I asked for him. I've been asking for him since 2006 when the figures were $50 each though!

I think Lando isn't that important a character and I didn't think the proto was all that impressive compared to ANH Luke or ANH Han or other recent figures. Personally, I think you're falling into the trap if you're selling older figures now for less than you paid and buying Lando at retail. Basically its like trading in a paid off but nice used car for a lease on a overpriced new car. You're suffering the depreciation twice.

I fall into that too, losing interest in older figures that is, though I never sell them off. I really want to find a way to bring new life to those older figures. I may need to learn how to rotate my collection better.

pixletwin
10-09-2009, 08:39 AM
So it wasn't forced out of necessity?

I've been pretty good with it so far. All told, I'll have 26 after the Sandtrooper and Lando. A lot more than I'd originally intended, but a lot less than I could have fallen prey to.

If I'm strict with myself, I'll only end up with twice that. I guess that's still kind of alot. :dunno

Necessity for sure. No sense selling something if you don't have to. But I was surprised how good I felt after I sold them. Unlike when I sold my LOTR figures last year and regretted every second.

devilof76
10-09-2009, 09:12 AM
That's no fun. For a second I had hopes that you were just trying to prove something.

Do you still have all your zombies?

BuddyGus
10-09-2009, 10:15 AM
Sure hope that my EX waitlist converts.

pixletwin
10-09-2009, 10:41 AM
That's no fun. For a second I had hopes that you were just trying to prove something.

Do you still have all your zombies?

Yup. Still got them. No plans on selling them.

Billy Ray
10-09-2009, 10:41 AM
Got my notice as well. Haven't gotten anything from SS since ComicCon Luke/Han. Good to be excited again.

AngryEwok
10-09-2009, 12:31 PM
As much as I really, really wanted to keep this piece... in the end, I just couldn't justify dropping $90 on what is really a basic doll that could have been released several years ago. I'm not just being critical, now - I love the sculpt, even if the head is too large, and I like the overall package even though the accessories are sparse. I also like the smaller edition size... but I'm willing to gamble I will still be able to track this down for half the retail price further down the road.

Another factor is that I've spent a crapload on SSC's additions to Jabba's Palace and I'm willing to bet we get a Skiff Lando pretty soon. Something I will have to get.

Natrix
10-09-2009, 02:46 PM
Technically it isn't a processing notice...:monkey1

joda76
10-09-2009, 03:03 PM
Technically it isn't a processing notice...:monkey1

I know right. Should of just replied in the regular thread that we got a notice for arrival.

ProgMatinee
10-09-2009, 03:06 PM
As much as I really, really wanted to keep this piece... in the end, I just couldn't justify dropping $90 on what is really a basic doll that could have been released several years ago.

Thats exactly how I feel. Its not like this figure is far technically advanced compared to the 2006 and 2007 figures that sold for $50. I felt fine paying more for figures like the Stormtroopers and Vader, but hard to justify the price for Lando.

Wor-Gar
10-09-2009, 03:10 PM
The cape alone makes Lando more 'complicated' than Piett, and he's the same price.

Isn't Lando $79.99 anyway? Not $90?

MaulFan
10-09-2009, 03:18 PM
Yeah, he's $80. $80 is the ne $50. With Stormies and Vaders being $100+, basic figures for $80 seems like a good deal, still less expensive than a lot of other basic figures. I weigh prices against importance of the piece and the market of today. For what figures cost today, $80 for Lando seems like a good deal.

Wor-Gar
10-09-2009, 03:24 PM
I do feel like we used to get a lot more for Luke Jedi's $49.99 than we do today for $79.99... but that was a 1/6th lifetime ago. No point looking back.

Blame HT for raising the price point on the entire high-end 1/6th market.

Amanaman
10-09-2009, 03:31 PM
Obviously it's a little more than $80 with shipping and taxes for some. As a consumer I would not deceive myself to think "oh, it's only $79.99" without even factoring in shipping costs. Rounding prices down is only for the benefit of the seller. :duh

Except for the Ex Vader, I've given up PPO'ing 1/6 figures and trying to get them early. I can wait. It has little to do with the price points, as I think Sideshow's prices are comparably fair - it's just that there's no urgency in collecting 1/6 for me anymore. These figures are plentiful months after release, most of them plummeting in value. I'd rather take it slow and pick things up at my pace.

ProgMatinee
10-09-2009, 03:32 PM
other people can believe $50 is the new $80, but I know I haven't seen a 60% increase in my paycheck and most of the other luxury items I concern myself with like TVs, videogame systems, etc have gone down in price.

IMO the price increase has more to do with SSC wanting to be a lot more exclusive (producing less than half of the quantities they used to) than any kind of increase in chinese labor or plastic costs.

Its futile to complain I guess, but I'm voting with my wallet and cancelling this item until I find it on 1/3 off sales from Hastings or something.

That said, I have been willing of late to spend $80-$100 for special items and currently GI Joe feels "special" enough to justify spending a little more, but for me personally, Star Wars has run such a big line that Lando simply doesnt feel special enough to dump that much money on.

MaulFan
10-09-2009, 03:37 PM
I don't know, Jedi Luke was $50 for a figure, 5 hands, a saber hilt, a lit saber a bone and a cloak. I'd say Lando seems about equal to Jedi Luke.

I think it's just the mindset that at one point in time, $80 seemed to get you a lot in the world.

Maybe it's just a generational thing too. I'm a bit cynical, since my college days back in like 2002, I've been thinking everythingn seems crazily priced. $20 used to seem like enough to have fun in life and now it barely buys you anything. I've developed a buying mindset of comparing things within similar product lines in the current prices at the time you choose to buy it and what it's worth to you.

There was a time $4-$5 could get you a Power of the Force 2 figure from Hasbro, now they're twice that, and while somewhat better, not enough to seem worth costing that much, but that's how it is.

We are in strong consumer market, prices will continue to increase and as demand and consumption of products go up, so will the rate of price increases go up for most things.

It's too bad collectibles aren't like electronics where production materials could go down and you can get more for your money. I remember in college $100 got me a 256 MB memory stick, this summer I bought a 1 TB (which is 1 million megabytes) for the same price. That's be like getting a $200 figure today for $20 :lol

Darklord Dave
10-09-2009, 03:38 PM
Still no wait list conversion on this guy and I got on the list right after he sold out. I didn't bother ordering the regular because wait lists have always come through. But many Lando is more popular than I'd thought?

MaulFan
10-09-2009, 03:41 PM
Still no wait list conversion on this guy and I got on the list right after he sold out. I didn't bother ordering the regular because wait lists have always come through. But many Lando is more popular than I'd thought?

Give it time Dave, Lando's a 22 day notice, a bit early for some, a lot of folks will probably wait and see what else may be coming pretty much when he's about to ship. You know how it is, never cancel until you absolutely must incase things change, unless you just don't want the product anymore.

Some folks will probably opt they don't want him anymore, but I imagine a lot are waiting to see if he's amidst a slew of other things. Right now, I know of Sideshow shipping Marcus Wright and Toys shipping DX Jokers around the same time as Lando, with Sandtroopers shipping next week and I'm sure other things.

I have a feeling you'll get a conversion.

Wor-Gar
10-09-2009, 03:45 PM
People will drop him. There's already rumblings...

ProgMatinee
10-09-2009, 03:48 PM
just got done dropping him 5 minutes ago. marked that the price was too high.

VOTR_Ed
10-09-2009, 03:52 PM
Just found my notice in my spam bin. STOKED to get this one. Can a Lobot be far behind...?

Deeznutz6
10-09-2009, 03:55 PM
The price is steep for Lando, at least with the Joe line at 120$ a crack you get all kinds of accessories, enough to justify a 40$ difference?? Maybe not, but it eases the pain a little

Lando strikes me as one of those figs peeps will unload for 60$ in the future. I woudl cancel mine but the CAD is to strong to risk it

Deeznutz6
10-09-2009, 03:56 PM
Just found my notice in my spam bin. STOKED to get this one. Can a Lobot be far behind...?

Hers where I think SS drops the ball a bit, a bet some woudl reconsider cancelling if there were guys like Lobot or other Cloud City types to go with him.

ProgMatinee
10-09-2009, 04:07 PM
true. I'm too disappointed with the Bespin Han to display it, so without Han or a Bespin Leia or Lobot or Ugnauts or something Lando would be lonely. I like to display my figures in groups.

dharper
10-09-2009, 04:29 PM
Just canceled him. Maybe I'll pick him up later down the road.

Wor-Gar
10-09-2009, 04:50 PM
Just canceled him. Maybe I'll pick him up later down the road.

http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2006/11/BillyDee.jpg

Batty
10-09-2009, 04:55 PM
http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2006/11/BillyDee.jpg

:lol :lol :lol

Bring him on! I'm not canceling!

AngryEwok
10-09-2009, 05:56 PM
Isn't Lando $79.99 anyway? Not $90?

Sub total = $89.99
Shipping = $7.91
Total = $97.90

He's actually closer to $100 than $90.

I'd rather have an armored figure.

Wor-Gar
10-09-2009, 06:22 PM
Sub total = $89.99
Shipping = $7.91
Total = $97.90

He's actually closer to $100 than $90.

I'd rather have an armored figure.

Where do you get 89.99 from?

Batty
10-09-2009, 06:26 PM
Right, Lando is $79.99.

jedibear
10-09-2009, 06:44 PM
Had to cancel a while back...but I went ahead and jumped back on the WL, so we'll see.

Can't resist anything ESB...here's hoping he looks good.

thenammagazine
10-09-2009, 07:18 PM
AngryEwok, you should be happy that you don't have to pay sales tax and still get the same shipping quote as Californians.

:lecture:lecture:lecture Anything non-exclusive gets ordered out of state.

MaulFan
10-09-2009, 07:20 PM
That is one thing I enjoy about Sideshow not being in my state, and a number of other companies I order from, product cost and shipping cost, that's all I have to deal with. I might even be more selective about products if I had to pay sales tax.

AngryEwok
10-09-2009, 07:50 PM
My bad, I meant $79.99 - I was looking at an older invoice to see what the shipping charges were.

lerath666
10-11-2009, 03:07 PM
debating keeping lando, or letting him go... not 100% sure either way.

thenammagazine
10-11-2009, 06:15 PM
debating keeping lando, or letting him go... not 100% sure either way.

Why, you slimy, double-crossing, no-good swindler. You've got a lot of guts comin' here... if you cancel him! :tap

MaulFan
10-11-2009, 06:38 PM
I'm glad Lando will be coming before the African-American Slim TT ships, I've got one on order but only to make sure I secured one incase I felt Lando could use it, I figured my luck I'd have the TT before Lando and be stuck, this way I can just cancel if I don't feel he needs it.

I'm curious to see how the cape stays on him.

lerath666
10-12-2009, 01:59 AM
Why, you slimy, double-crossing, no-good swindler. You've got a lot of guts comin' here... if you cancel him! :tap
its not that. it's that I'm not sure if i wanna keep him, at the expense of something else.
i've got too much coming at the end of the year, and i need to let some things go. Lando's on the block, just not sure if I want to get him now, or wait till later and pick him up then....

galactiboy
10-12-2009, 06:30 AM
No way I'm canceling Lando... he's been on my "most wanted" list since we started getting the Bespin Han and Luke figures :rock

MaulFan
10-12-2009, 08:47 AM
He'll go nicely with the Carbonite slab too :rock

galactiboy
10-12-2009, 09:01 AM
I still haven't gotten the slab... its on my list, but I don't feel real rushed to pick it up.

pixletwin
10-12-2009, 09:08 AM
Me neither.. I haven't seen any pics that convince me its is $200 better than the Hasbro version.

galactiboy
10-12-2009, 09:13 AM
Yeah, that's part of it... also I was kind of bummed that it comes with this wall and bit of floor, but not enough of them to actually allow you to set up a figure and not be crowding the block.

I wanted to put a Gammorean Guard next to him, but just doesn't seem to be enough room for that to work.

thenammagazine
10-12-2009, 09:14 AM
Me neither.. I haven't seen any pics that convince me its is $200 better than the Hasbro version.

:lecture :lecture :lecture... unless you have the Medis. :p

sithlord13
10-12-2009, 10:30 AM
cool news that lots of you are cancelling ....
at least for me - i'm hoping for a wait list conversion any day now.

DarthNeil
10-12-2009, 11:35 AM
Me neither.. I haven't seen any pics that convince me its is $200 better than the Hasbro version.

The complete product (slab hanging on the wall) looks great when paired with Jabba's throne (and the Medi Boba standing in front of it)-- but on its own... Oh hell, it'd still probably look great. I'm happy with mine anyway and very stoked that Lando's finally going to be on his way...

Wor-Gar
10-12-2009, 03:03 PM
http://locoland.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/bdw2-copy.jpghttp://channelguidemag.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/generalhsptlnight3.jpg

orbitingx
10-12-2009, 03:10 PM
Hard to be a space pimp in today's economy :monkey1

joda76
10-12-2009, 03:22 PM
Looks like his General Hospital janitor clothes.

Darthrazz
10-12-2009, 07:42 PM
http://locoland.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/bdw2-copy.jpghttp://channelguidemag.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/generalhsptlnight3.jpg

I guess the Tibana Mining system ain't what it used to be.:monkey2

Wor-Gar
10-12-2009, 07:47 PM
I guess the Tibana Mining system ain't what it used to be.:monkey2

:lol

He still looks good in blue though.

MaulFan
10-12-2009, 07:50 PM
I notice the wrinkles in his shirt are going in opposite directions between the two photos though :lol, one's an innie and ones an outtie :lol

Wor-Gar
10-12-2009, 08:05 PM
http://locoland.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/bdw2-copy.jpghttp://channelguidemag.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/generalhsptlnight3.jpg


I notice the wrinkles in his shirt are going in opposite directions between the two photos though :lol, one's an innie and ones an outtie :lol

You're right! :lol

kl241
10-12-2009, 08:08 PM
Too much Colt 45.

Batty
10-12-2009, 08:11 PM
Wait, we're not getting the version on the right, are we? Is the broom the exclusive? :confused:

MaulFan
10-12-2009, 08:12 PM
The pictures should be flipped, new on the left looking at old on the right.

"Sighhhhhh, that used to be me."

Wor-Gar
10-12-2009, 08:13 PM
The pictures should be flipped, new on the left looking at old on the right.

"Sighhhhhh, that used to be me."

Do you really want to make it sadder than it is?

MaulFan
10-12-2009, 08:13 PM
Wait, we're not getting the version on the right, are we? Is the broom the exclusive? :confused:

Yeah, apparently the factory workers really misinterpreted the prototype, somehow a blaster ended up a mop, it's a mess, but Sideshow didn't catch it in time. They're changing the figure title to be Expanded Universe Lando Calrissian.

MaulFan
10-12-2009, 08:14 PM
Do you really want to make it sadder than it is?

Is that even possibe :lol

galactiboy
10-13-2009, 12:31 PM
In my best Yoda voice...
"When 72 years you reach, look as good you will not!"

MicroJow
10-13-2009, 02:53 PM
He's 72? Wow. For 72, he actually looks pretty good!

- J

Cryoguns
10-13-2009, 03:05 PM
He's 72? Wow. For 72, he actually looks pretty good!

- J

Yup! I was curious myself. IMDB lists his year of birth as 1937.

galactiboy
10-13-2009, 04:43 PM
Yep, guess he was in his mid-40's when he played Lando. I always assumed he was younger.

MaulFan
10-13-2009, 05:04 PM
Yep, guess he was in his mid-40's when he played Lando. I always assumed he was younger.

I find I'm often wrong with my assumptions about actors ages, I never realized Pacino was almost 40 when he did Scarface, or Stallone being mid-late 30's when he made Rambo 3.

It's weird how everyone ages differently, on the other end, Brett Favre just turned 40 and he looks like he could be 50-60.

Wor-Gar
10-13-2009, 05:39 PM
It's true. I always assume I'm younger than I am.

Glennfett
10-13-2009, 10:59 PM
my 2 Sandtroopers are now shipping at the end of the month with Lando C ;)

Batty
10-19-2009, 02:15 PM
:lol

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pixletwin
10-19-2009, 02:19 PM
:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

I mean, :monkey2

Lordscum
10-26-2009, 10:46 AM
Got another rocessing notice , they are going to start processing orders on the 28th, Weds. !

MaulFan
10-26-2009, 10:58 AM
Likely he'll start shipping Thursday.

galactiboy
10-26-2009, 11:06 AM
:lol

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Just proves that Billy Dee is still the man :lol

Got my notice as well... can't wait to have this "smooth criminal" in the collection :rock

MaulFan
10-26-2009, 11:15 AM
Jokes aside, his cool guy costume will actually bring some nice variety to the Star Wars line, so far, color and style of clothing has been pretty similar accross the line, a bit bland, though Star Wars costumes for the most part are that way, it'll be nice to have some variety added to the mix, Lando'll certainly stand out.

Mr. Midnight Dreary
10-26-2009, 11:38 AM
Got the notice too and really stoked for Lando. Just wish he wasn't being charged this week, got to pay for the sse creature dio too.

Lordscum
10-26-2009, 12:08 PM
Jokes aside, his cool guy costume will actually bring some nice variety to the Star Wars line, so far, color and style of clothing has been pretty similar accross the line, a bit bland, though Star Wars costumes for the most part are that way, it'll be nice to have some variety added to the mix, Lando'll certainly stand out.

It will also be nice to have a new character in the " Heros of the Rebellion" line as well aside from Luke, Han and Leia. I really don't count the Padme figure since there was no Rebel Alliance during the Clone Wars.

Lordscum
10-26-2009, 12:09 PM
Got the notice too and really stoked for Lando. Just wish he wasn't being charged this week, got to pay for the sse creature dio too.



I know what you mean, I got charged for Indianna Jones in German Disguise today and have Lando being charged on Weds or so.

Lordscum
10-26-2009, 01:08 PM
I guess not to many people are excited about this one and the fact it will be shipping very soon now? Or maybe people are too busy debating over the Sandtrooper to post anything here?:lol

MaulFan
10-26-2009, 01:11 PM
It's early in the day, a lot of folks may not even know about it right now, probably some debating on pulling the trigger to cancel too, not sure what else is going out this week but I know HT Marcus Wright is.

Lando's a quietly enjoyed figure, he's not dynamic visually or a soldier or anything super fun, he's just a cool character to add to the collection, so he won't get a celebratory welcome like troopers and more action-oriented characters.

Batty
10-26-2009, 01:30 PM
Has it already been 3 weeks since the notice? I really want this figure, but I might have to wait until later to pick it up. :(

devilof76
10-26-2009, 01:40 PM
No, this is early. That 22 day noticed is dated October 8.

I'll be good for it though. Finally an order I don't have to cancel at the last minute. :rock

lerath666
10-26-2009, 01:41 PM
It has... I had to cancel mine becuase I wasn't sure I was gonna have hthe funds... looks like now i might have.
Oh well. C'est'La vi. Ebay at a later date. just like
Ki Adi Mundi
Ep II Kenobi
Every Sideshow Clone to date.
and some others.

Batty
10-26-2009, 01:42 PM
No, this is early. That 22 day noticed is dated October 8.

I'll be good for it though. Finally an order I don't have to cancel at the last minute. :rock

Buy me one? :monkey3 :lol

Glennfett
10-26-2009, 02:06 PM
got my notice too!!!
cant wait cause i have 2 sandtroopers shipping with him!!!
WOOT WOOT

devilof76
10-26-2009, 04:14 PM
Buy me one? :monkey3 :lol

:lol

Sure. Just let me sell some stuff first.

lerath666
10-26-2009, 07:18 PM
BAAWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

I Don't understand why sideshow would choose to do Lando Before 100's of other good character choices.

Nitro
10-26-2009, 07:47 PM
Lando is an awesome choice IMO! Can't imagine Lak Sivrak coming out before him in 1/6th form. Or Dengar....

karamazov80
10-26-2009, 07:53 PM
I Don't understand why sideshow would choose to do Lando Before 100's of other good character choices.
Apart from the Droids, and Chewy, I know of no more important character that has gone unreleased.

lerath666
10-26-2009, 08:17 PM
i'm not serious, i just figured since every time a figure or a pf that's not a OT character gets announced the thread is full of Bawwing about it, so i figured I'd even things up a little :lol

all kidding aside, i'll welcome lando into my collection. later.

thenammagazine
10-26-2009, 08:51 PM
i'm not serious, i just figured since every time a figure or a pf that's not a OT character gets announced the thread is full of Bawwing about it, so i figured I'd even things up a little :lol

all kidding aside, i'll welcome lando into my collection. later.

Don't worry. A fat chunk of those whiners are hypocrites. They BEGGED Sideshow to produce Lando. "Dude, I'll be right there with my cash! Just show Lando some love!" "All I want is a Lando! To hell with this PT and EU crap!" Then, when the processing notices hit, they drop him faster than a leper drops ass.

MaulFan
10-26-2009, 08:59 PM
In their defense though, you can want something for a time and all along, but when the time comes to put up or shut up, there may be more going on and you can't follow through.

I can sit here right now and beg Sideshow to make about a half dozen figures I'd really like in this line, but I can't anticipate where I'll be financially if and when they actually come through and guarantee I'd keep or even in the first place put in a preorder for it. I can handle it today, but it's not today they're going to give it.

Batty
10-26-2009, 09:00 PM
Don't worry. A fat chunk of those whiners are hypocrites. They BEGGED Sideshow to produce Lando. "Dude, I'll be right there with my cash! Just show Lando some love!" "All I want is a Lando! To hell with this PT and EU crap!" Then, when the processing notices hit, they drop him faster than a leper drops ass.

But I really want him. :(

thenammagazine
10-26-2009, 09:01 PM
But I really want him. :(

Then you'd be the skinny chunk! :p

Batty
10-26-2009, 09:04 PM
Then you'd be the skinny chunk! :p

Thanks! :lol

I blame my car. I had to have a new muffler and pipes put on a few days ago. There goes $285. Doesn't my car know I need Lando?! :mad:

thenammagazine
10-26-2009, 09:08 PM
Thanks! :lol

I blame my car. I had to have a new muffler and pipes put on a few days ago. There goes $285. Doesn't my car know I need Lando?! :mad:

No, I made sure to leave a buffer in there. :D

Batty
10-26-2009, 09:25 PM
Now I has a sad. :(




:lol

thenammagazine
10-26-2009, 09:47 PM
Now I has a sad. :(

:lol

:lol:rotfl:lol I just realized how that read! I meant, I made sure to leave breathing room in my previous post to allow for those who had legitimate issues and were forced to let the Bespin Pimpmaster Pirate go.

DarthTrafford
10-26-2009, 10:31 PM
I got mine and they process it on the 28th!
:chew

reelism
10-26-2009, 10:32 PM
:) processing

EVILFACE
10-26-2009, 10:34 PM
No new pics yet?

IrishJedi
10-26-2009, 10:41 PM
Apart from the Droids, and Chewy, I know of no more important character that has gone unreleased.

Uh... Yoda?

BuddyGus
10-26-2009, 11:48 PM
Got my waitlist conversion notice for the EX!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be letting the regular go. Hope someone on here gets in on the Reg Waitlist.

galactiboy
10-27-2009, 06:28 AM
But I really want him. :(

Not enough Batty... not enough. Who says can't live without a muffler? But I know for a fact you can't live with out Lando!!!


http://somethingoffensive.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/star-wars-han-lando-01.jpg

http://www.icanhasforce.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/star-wars-lando-bow-chicka-bow-wow.jpg

JediJones
10-27-2009, 07:30 AM
My wait list on the exclusive finally converted yesterday. Long time to wait after getting on it only 5 minutes after the PPO started. My SSC Star Wars exclusive collection is now complete again for the last time. Thank you for all your cancellations and goodnight.

MaulFan
10-27-2009, 08:16 AM
No new pics yet?

Perhaps the overseas guys aren't getting him.

Indiana Fett
10-27-2009, 08:24 AM
Just canceled my exclusive, so congrats to whoever on the wait-list has scored it up! I'm scaling back on my 1/6 SW collection...

reelism
10-27-2009, 02:01 PM
cant wait to get this figure into my collection... come on ole' buddy/ssc dont let me down ;)

pixletwin
10-27-2009, 02:15 PM
Got mine but dammit I ant got no money. :monkey2

Brinn 71
10-27-2009, 06:26 PM
Got mine. Can't WAIT! :chew

Manticore72c
10-27-2009, 07:58 PM
Who's going to be the first to customise him into the smugglers outfit ??

Dally
10-27-2009, 09:44 PM
Processing begins tomorrow. Hope they ship him to me this week.

Glennfett
10-28-2009, 03:22 AM
i probably wont get mine til next week,living in the outer rim and all ;)

devilof76
10-28-2009, 03:39 AM
Mine always end up getting here the week after too.

metaphorge
10-28-2009, 04:05 AM
Apart from the Droids, and Chewy, I know of no more important character that has gone unreleased.
Tarkin and the Emperor come to mind....

galactiboy
10-28-2009, 07:18 AM
Who's going to be the first to customise him into the smugglers outfit ??

:lol :lol Hadn't even thought about that... would be an easy custom.

Lordscum
10-28-2009, 09:35 AM
Got charged for Lando.

pixletwin
10-28-2009, 09:53 AM
I just canceled one of my most anticipated figure since I learned of the line in Feb 06. :banghead :crying :monkey2 :crying :banghead

:mad: :( :mad:

MaulFan
10-28-2009, 09:54 AM
I just canceled one of my most anticipated figure since I learned of the line in Feb 06. :banghead :crying :monkey2 :crying :banghead

:mad: :( :mad:

If it's any comfort, I imagine he'll be able to be had for some time down the road.

pixletwin
10-28-2009, 09:56 AM
Thats the hope I am hanging on to (along with my reward points)

*crosses fingers tightly*

MaulFan
10-28-2009, 09:58 AM
The Ex. may not be around, but I have a feeling in some capacity, Lando won't fly off the shelves too quickly, it already seems like a good percentage here are letting him go for now.

Dally
10-28-2009, 11:23 AM
Got charged for Lando.

Same here.

devilof76
10-28-2009, 12:48 PM
No, this is early. That 22 day noticed is dated October 8.

I'll be good for it though. Finally an order I don't have to cancel at the last minute. :rock

Just read what I wrote back there. Duh. It's the green. I'm not really that dumb.

So this is processing 2 days early. They could have started after we all got paid, I guess. How many more people would have held onto him if he started processing on Friday?

Batty
10-28-2009, 01:03 PM
I called Sideshow and asked for an extra week before I'm charged, but I'm still not sure I can swing it. Stupid car. :mad:

MaulFan
10-28-2009, 01:06 PM
Hope they can work it with you Batty, it was years ago but I remember I needed an extra week when the Maul 1:1 shipped and they worked with me.

Batty
10-28-2009, 01:40 PM
Thanks. I know it's only about $90 with shipping, but still...When unexpected expenses pop up, it isn't always easy.

MaulFan
10-28-2009, 02:13 PM
I hear ya, that's what happened with Maul, I had significant car repairs unexpectedly the week before it processed and I needed a couple weeks worth of paychecks to cover him.

2000man
10-28-2009, 02:14 PM
I hope it works out for you, Batty

Batty
10-28-2009, 04:49 PM
I hope it works out for you, Batty

Thanks. :duff

I can't wait to see some in-hand pics.

Wor-Gar
10-28-2009, 04:53 PM
Hang in there, Batty. I'm sure he'll be around later if need be.

Batty
10-28-2009, 05:04 PM
Hang in there, Batty. I'm sure he'll be around later if need be.

Yeah. It's just a bit of a bummer not being able to get him knowing he's finally arriving.

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/340/hansololando20091013133.jpg (http://img246.imageshack.us/i/hansololando20091013133.jpg/)

MaulFan
10-28-2009, 05:11 PM
I can't wait to see some in-hand pics.

If he ships tomorrow or Friday, I'll have him mid-late next week.

Lordscum
10-28-2009, 05:53 PM
My Lando shipped! I'll have German Indy on Monday and Lando on Tuesday.

Glennfett
10-28-2009, 05:55 PM
got charged for mine too-item(s) shipping soon....my exclusive Sandtroopers are coming with him!!!!!gotta love SSC customer service..holding back for me to save on shipping :)

galactiboy
10-28-2009, 06:53 PM
Got my shipping notice... he'll be here on Nov 2nd; too bad I won't be.

I'm out of town until the 4th :lol

jedibear
10-28-2009, 07:17 PM
Thanks. I know it's only about $90 with shipping, but still...When unexpected expenses pop up, it isn't always easy.

I feel your pain, Batty....had to cancel because of several things pulling at the ole budget at once. Being a homeowner can be demanding sometimes.... :)

Jumped on the waitlist so we'll see. Looking forward to the pics from everyone else though...

Brinn 71
10-29-2009, 08:52 AM
I haven't been charged yet. Still says ITEM SHIPPING SOON. :(

So glad I am fortunate enough not to have to cancel! I feel your pain gents! :sick

ProgMatinee
10-29-2009, 08:54 AM
i've pretty much decided every SW figure can be had for 1/3 to 1/2 off if I am willing to wait 6-12 months. Lando is no exception.

icruise
10-29-2009, 11:15 AM
i've pretty much decided every SW figure can be had for 1/3 to 1/2 off if I am willing to wait 6-12 months. Lando is no exception.

You're absolutely right about that (especially if you don't need the exclusive). It's making me consider cancelling Lando even though I want him, since things are a little tight and I don't really mind waiting.

Matt S
10-29-2009, 12:03 PM
You're absolutely right about that (especially if you don't need the exclusive). It's making me consider cancelling Lando even though I want him, since things are a little tight and I don't really mind waiting.

Only problem with that approach: if we all did that, the line would end. Its a lose-lose, ultimately

Sachiel
10-29-2009, 12:21 PM
But not everyone is going to do that. So... go ahead icruise. ;)

icruise
10-29-2009, 12:45 PM
But not everyone is going to do that. So... go ahead icruise. ;)

:rotfl

I don't think there's any danger of the line ending in any case. What might happen is what is happening with the Gentle Giant Star Wars mini-busts. They started out with large edition sizes and most busts ended up selling for a lot less a few months after they were released. Now they are scaling back the edition sizes and more people are preordering things again to make sure they won't miss out. Sideshow is already doing the same thing to some extent, although not to the same degree.

ProgMatinee
10-29-2009, 12:52 PM
i think ssc already took that route and ssc cutting back made prices rise, now people are more likely to cancel because its more expensive.

Matt S
10-29-2009, 01:23 PM
i think ssc already took that route and ssc cutting back made prices rise, now people are more likely to cancel because its more expensive.

Personally, I dont mind paying more if the quality is there. When it comes to paint apps, Sideshow has their work cut out for them.....

SilentSurfer
10-29-2009, 02:58 PM
IN today's market, this is a pretty good figure for just $80. I got mine this morning. I like it a lot. I started an image thread. Check it out.

EVILFACE
10-29-2009, 04:54 PM
Got my shipping notice... he'll be here on Nov 2nd; too bad I won't be.

I'm out of town until the 4th :lol

Don't know how you managed that, mine is due the third!!

Dally
10-29-2009, 05:01 PM
Just got my shipping notice. I'll have him on the 4th. :D

Qrest Fourstar
10-29-2009, 05:05 PM
Just got my shipping notice. I'll have him on the 4th. :D



Ditto!! :banana:banana

Mr. Midnight Dreary
10-29-2009, 05:38 PM
Shipping notice here too, I'll have him tomorrow! :chew

Cryoguns
10-29-2009, 07:49 PM
Mine hasn't even shipped yet :( Pics look great so far, and will enjoy having him in the collection!

MaulFan
10-29-2009, 09:17 PM
Mine shipped, due 11/4 :rock

Glennfett
10-29-2009, 09:23 PM
mine has SHIPPED too to the Outer Rim......down under...shall have him and my sandtroopers here 3/11!!!!

WOOT WOOT

Wor-Gar
10-29-2009, 11:07 PM
Got my Quantum. In hand tomorrow!