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MicroJow
12-10-2009, 07:00 PM
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creature4000
12-10-2009, 07:00 PM
:emperor:emperor:emperor:emperor

King Darkness
12-10-2009, 07:00 PM
:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:00 PM
HOOO-????ING-RAY!!!!!

:fireworks:fireworks:fireworks:fireworks:fireworks :fireworks

Wor-Gar
12-10-2009, 07:01 PM
Wa-Hooo!

Now where's Tarkin?

King Darkness
12-10-2009, 07:01 PM
FINALLY!!!!

A 1/6 SW order I can get excited about!!!!

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

Batty
12-10-2009, 07:02 PM
Oh yeah! :rock

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2498/screencaptureul.png (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/screencaptureul.png/)

MicroJow
12-10-2009, 07:03 PM
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6159/palpy.jpg (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/palpy.jpg/)

PapitoMX
12-10-2009, 07:04 PM
Sold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Something Sexy
12-10-2009, 07:05 PM
UGH!

I was out of SW 1/6 after Vader but this I will have to own.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:05 PM
Easily one of my most anticipated figures in this line, and thankfully not a long wait.

And...

SCULPTED NECK FTW :rock :rock :rock

MicroJow
12-10-2009, 07:06 PM
Oh yeah - and there's another Clone variant going up for preorder the day before the Emperor. Yippee skip. Something tells me interest in him's gonna get buried beneath Emperor interest.

- J

King Darkness
12-10-2009, 07:06 PM
:blissy :blissy

Damn, I cant remember the last time I order anything SW, I think it was Lando.

Gonna be great to have some SW 1/6 goodness on order!

The Mike
12-10-2009, 07:07 PM
???? YEAH!!!!!


Has to be posted again!!


http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6159/palpy.jpg

Wor-Gar
12-10-2009, 07:07 PM
Oh yeah! :rock

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2498/screencaptureul.png (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/screencaptureul.png/)

Looks great!

So he and the throne are two separate pieces? Like Jabba and throne.

Ugh - $99.99 for Palps and another $79.99 for the throne. Maybe it will at least light up.

crasis
12-10-2009, 07:08 PM
INSTANT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kl241
12-10-2009, 07:08 PM
I want the background window to come with it.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:08 PM
???? YEAH!!!!!


Has to be posted again!!


http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/6159/palpy.jpg

Has to be posted again and again, like when Sidious debuted :rock This is such a cool villain and a beatiful design, well sculpted again :rock

Memnoch
12-10-2009, 07:09 PM
Yea, no hesitation here. He WILL be mine.

King Darkness
12-10-2009, 07:09 PM
Price guesses on throne?

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:10 PM
Price guesses on throne?

$100-$150.

tomandshell
12-10-2009, 07:10 PM
It was just a matter of time, and now it's finally here--but in the wrong format! This was supposed to be a PF!!!

Darth Madden
12-10-2009, 07:10 PM
UGH!

I was out of SW 1/6 after Vader but this I will have to own.

Same for me. My guess is throne will be $150.

hairlesswookiee
12-10-2009, 07:10 PM
Easily one of my most anticipated figures in this line, and thankfully not a long wait.

And...

SCULPTED NECK FTW :rock :rock :rock

ME TOO!!!! This is great news!! SS did a double tap on me tonight with the Luke and now this.

Kuzeh
12-10-2009, 07:11 PM
Holy ????!!!
That looks amazing!!!
At last!! :rock!!!:rock!!
Now we just need some cool Royal Guards SS!!!

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:11 PM
It's a great day to be a ROTJ fan :rock

DarthNeil
12-10-2009, 07:15 PM
It's a great day to be a ROTJ fan :rock

Indeed. :emperor

Memnoch
12-10-2009, 07:16 PM
Mmm now we need two Royal Guards and a RotJ Vader.

IronFingaz
12-10-2009, 07:16 PM
Looks bad ass!!!! I want it in PF form more but i'm still getting this :rock

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Mmm now we need a RotJ Vader.

Yes, this is a must have missing component now, don't leave us hanging like with Maul and Qui-Gon, round out the trio FAST.

hairlesswookiee
12-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Mmm now we need two Royal Guards and a RotJ Vader.

Don't give them any ideas yet.

Shai
12-10-2009, 07:18 PM
Sculpt looks like ****.from that pic at least.sorry.

Memnoch
12-10-2009, 07:19 PM
Don't give them any ideas yet.

Oh no, this is an idea I want them to have. The Medi one won't look as good as the SS ones would. And the Vader is just :drool

kl241
12-10-2009, 07:19 PM
We need a new and improved Jedi Luke.

bobafett108
12-10-2009, 07:20 PM
wonder what the exclusive if any would be for emperor. bet he will be 100 bucks and the throne be 140-160.
which would be to much for me, will get the emperpr but will have to skip the throne,

kl241
12-10-2009, 07:21 PM
Force Lightning hands.

Memnoch
12-10-2009, 07:21 PM
We need a new and improved Jedi Luke.

Release an "Endor Luke" and there we go. And keeps us out of total rehash area.

hairlesswookiee
12-10-2009, 07:22 PM
wonder what the exclusive if any would be for emperor. bet he will be 100 bucks and the throne be 140-160.
which would be to much for me, will get the emperpr but will have to skip the throne,

I'd get the throne and search for either a SS Darth Sidious figure or a Hasbro figure. This throne is gonna be sweet sweet sex in a box.

tomandshell
12-10-2009, 07:22 PM
It would suck for the cane to be limited to the exclusive, but I can't think of many other possibilities. (I hope they don't throw in any tacky Habro plastic lightning bolts.)

hairlesswookiee
12-10-2009, 07:23 PM
It would suck for the cane to be limited to the exclusive, but I can't think of many other possibilities. (I hope they don't throw in any tacky Habro plastic lightning bolts.)

Ohh the cane would look great with my MR 1:1 cane that I've had for a while.

Customikey
12-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Oh. Oh. Customikey is excited.

DarthNeil
12-10-2009, 07:26 PM
It would suck for the cane to be limited to the exclusive, but I can't think of many other possibilities. (I hope they don't throw in any tacky Habro plastic lightning bolts.)

I can't imagine the cane being the exclusive... I think, like Thrawn's throne and Indy's (KOTCS) fridge, that the throne itself will definitely be the Exclusive.

bobafett108
12-10-2009, 07:26 PM
thinking the exclusive will be an extra set of hands with him pointing like in the one scene just before he shots the lighting.
the regular better have his cane
sideshow been cheaping out on the accessories lately. (im looking at you Lando)

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:28 PM
Here are my Exclusive ideas.

- Throne, though I wonder why it's listed in the PPO almost like it's a separate item you order.

If the throne is sold separately, then my ideas are:

- Force lightning hands
- Luke Saber hilt - accurrate to the v2 Luke saber

Les Walker
12-10-2009, 07:28 PM
Mikey! You and I, we have an arrangement regarding this I believe???
I'll be in contact.... :naughty

I must admit, this release excites me. A lot.

bumblebee
12-10-2009, 07:29 PM
Wish its was a PF but this will do until then.

King Darkness
12-10-2009, 07:30 PM
Oh. Oh. Customikey is excited.


Mikey! You and I, we have an arrangement regarding this I believe???
I'll be in contact.... :naughty

I must admit, this release excites me. A lot.

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

Darth Madden
12-10-2009, 07:30 PM
I thought it was clear that they are two seperate orders so the throne isn't the exclusive.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:31 PM
Please, please, please, include Force lighting hands, I don't care if it's cheesy, if ever a time to be cheesy were waranted, this is it!

Darth Madden
12-10-2009, 07:32 PM
I'd love the lighting hands.... it would be better than a pointing finger.

pjam
12-10-2009, 07:34 PM
Oh yeah! :rock

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2498/screencaptureul.png (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/screencaptureul.png/)

MINE!

About Friggin time.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:35 PM
A hand doing this is key.

http://multimedia.theforce.net/museum/images/Images/Classic_Trilogy/Characters/Emperor_Palpatine/Return_of_the_Jedi/emperor4.jpg

I wonder what body he'll be on, hopefully the Pro v1, the size will be perfect to have him a bit smaller, I just hope it's a new one and we'll finally be seeing sculpted necks use, we need a figure to show us not all Pro figures will be jointed necks.

metaphorge
12-10-2009, 07:37 PM
Most wanted 1:6 Star Wars item for me after Jabba and his throne. Will be buying. Bring on the Royal Guards!

TheObsoleteMan
12-10-2009, 07:37 PM
Yes! This finally completes my four absolute must haves from this line. Jedi Luke, Ben, Vader and the Emperor. :emperor

pjam
12-10-2009, 07:37 PM
I hope they include a photo display scene environment like Godfather.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:37 PM
All I need now is ROTJ Vader and I'll have all my most wanted 1/6 figures from ROTJ covered.

kl241
12-10-2009, 07:38 PM
Bring on ESB Vader with Meditation Chamber!

The Chaver
12-10-2009, 07:39 PM
Looks like a damn doll!

Sure is a sad day to be a SW 12" collector.


Yes I'm back! :lol

roguebaron
12-10-2009, 07:39 PM
I like it, but I have the other version, so I think I'll pass. The chair is cool, but that's really going to up the price I want to pay for a 12" figure.

MANDO
12-10-2009, 07:40 PM
Aw shat... There goes my ESB only rule.... :banghead waitasec... He was in Empire kinda.

The Mike
12-10-2009, 07:41 PM
I want the throne to have an exclusive that has Luke's lightsaber on it.

Darkseed
12-10-2009, 07:42 PM
I haven't had a reason to buy SS Star Wars since Vader. I will buy both Palpatine and the throne to pose with Vader (until ROTJ Vader is introduced).

Looks rockin at this point :rock

TheObsoleteMan
12-10-2009, 07:44 PM
As cool as the throne is, I'll have to pass on it. Figures are expensive enough these days without buying $200 furniture to go with them.

As long as he's got the cane, I'm good.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:45 PM
I know it's not going to happen, but I would LOVE an LED spotlight over his head.

kl241
12-10-2009, 07:47 PM
I know it's not going to happen, but I would LOVE an LED spotlight over his head.

Like the LED's we (didn't) get on Carbonite Han?

MANDO
12-10-2009, 07:47 PM
The value of the first Luke (ROTJ) just skyrocketted by about $50. :lol

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:47 PM
Like the LED's we (didn't) get on Carbonite Han?

Yeah....those.

Darkseed
12-10-2009, 07:50 PM
The value of the first Luke (ROTJ) just skyrocketted by about $50. :lol

Whoo hoo...I have one mint.

I may actually have a use for it with the Emperor / throne :banana

JacktheRipper
12-10-2009, 07:56 PM
how different is this figure from the one released as a 2 pack? If it's the same then just the throne for me.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 07:57 PM
how different is this figure from the one released as a 2 pack? If it's the same then just the throne for me.

Already from the one photo, for sure it's a completely different costume, at least 2 new hands.

Jury's out on the sculpt, I can't figure out if it's new or the Sidious used again.

Puay
12-10-2009, 07:59 PM
Wow. I guess we could all see this coming, still a pleasant surprise when its this sudden.:chew

FQRizzo
12-10-2009, 08:00 PM
I want the throne to have an exclusive that has Luke's lightsaber on it.

Couldn't you just put Jedi Luke's lightsaber on it? :huh

TheObsoleteMan
12-10-2009, 08:01 PM
You can bet it won't be a recycled sculpt.

The Mike
12-10-2009, 08:01 PM
It looks too angled that it'd roll off...

Sachiel
12-10-2009, 08:02 PM
That Looks Freaking Awesome!!!

BuddyGus
12-10-2009, 08:03 PM
Good-bye children's college fund!!!

JacktheRipper
12-10-2009, 08:04 PM
Already from the one photo, for sure it's a completely different costume, at least 2 new hands.

Jury's out on the sculpt, I can't figure out if it's new or the Sidious used again.

Looks like one piece robe; head to toe. And, definitely the hands are different.

TheObsoleteMan
12-10-2009, 08:05 PM
I just noticed he has a sculpted neck which means 1 of 2 things.

1. They're doing sculpted necks on the Pro now or 2. He's on a Buck.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 08:06 PM
Couldn't you just put Jedi Luke's lightsaber on it? :huh

And to be film accurrate, it should be a different hilt.

This is what the Emperor held when keeping Luke's saber.

http://www.brianstoys.com/store/images/products/Star%20Wars/MasterReplica/Sabers/MR_Saber_LukeROTJv2.jpg

It'd be cool if this figure came with, Ex. or just a regular item.

kl241
12-10-2009, 08:06 PM
I just noticed he has a sculpted neck which means 1 of 2 things.

1. They're doing sculpted necks on the Pro now or 2. He's on a Buck.

Considering the fact that Darth Sidious was on a buck that could very well be because they can't use the Pro neck adapter due to his wrinkled flesh.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 08:08 PM
Looks like one piece robe; head to toe. And, definitely the hands are different.

It's 2 layers to his costume, similar to the Sidious costume. There's a hooded outer robe, then a full length inner garment as well with a cloth belt tied around it.

Memnoch
12-10-2009, 08:08 PM
Considering the fact that Darth Sidious was on a buck that could very well be because they can't use the Pro neck adapter due to his wrinkled flesh.

Why not? Just use an adapter like HT does. End of story.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 08:09 PM
I just noticed he has a sculpted neck which means 1 of 2 things.

1. They're doing sculpted necks on the Pro now or 2. He's on a Buck.

Hopefully it's 1. I'd also like to see Tarkin have a sculpted neck but not be on a Buck so hopefully this is a sign to a new neck style for Pro figures.

kl241
12-10-2009, 08:11 PM
Never liked the Pro neck adapters anyway. Makes them look bobbleheaded.

Scar
12-10-2009, 08:12 PM
Easy pass...



Just ????ing. :lol So glad my day off next week is the 18th. About bloody time we have this. :rock :rock :rock :emperor:emperor:emperor

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 08:13 PM
Never liked the Pro neck adapters anyway. Makes them look bobbleheaded.

They're identical to the Hot Toys adapters.

kl241
12-10-2009, 08:14 PM
No they are not. The Sideshow ones have a wierd Adam's apple that doesn't look natural. The Hot Toys ones are better.

JacktheRipper
12-10-2009, 08:16 PM
It's 2 layers to his costume, similar to the Sidious costume. There's a hooded outer robe, then a full length inner garment as well with a cloth belt tied around it.

I get that:monkey3, but the 2 pack sidious had that velvety thing which I don't see on this one.

kl241
12-10-2009, 08:18 PM
I get that:monkey3, but the 2 pack sidious had that velvety thing which I don't see on this one.

Sidious also wasn't wearing any underwear. :monkey4

Vonhahn
12-10-2009, 08:20 PM
I hope he has two portraits. The one in the picture and a second really nasty angry "Im frying the s&*$ outta you BOY!"

What good are force lightning hands if he looks sorta bored while zapping luke?:emperor

TheObsoleteMan
12-10-2009, 08:20 PM
I assume both the Emperor and Throne will have exclusives since both are PPO's. What could they be? Luke's saber hilt for the throne? For the Emperor, maybe Luke's binders or lightning hands?

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 08:22 PM
I get that:monkey3, but the 2 pack sidious had that velvety thing which I don't see on this one.

You won't see the velvet on this figure, that's only part of the Revenge of the Sith Sidious costume.

The Sidious figure is for this costume.

http://www.starwarsdailyupdate.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/darth-sidious.jpg

This new figure is for this costume.

http://www.rocketfettscollection.com/magic/emperor.jpg

JacktheRipper
12-10-2009, 08:24 PM
Sidious also wasn't wearing any underwear. :monkey4

I can't tell if this one has any or not.:o well, not with just the photo supplied.

EVILFACE
12-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Awesome. I can finally preorder a Star Wars figure. First since Lando.

MaulFan
12-10-2009, 08:25 PM
I assume both the Emperor and Throne will have exclusives since both are PPO's. What could they be? Luke's saber hilt for the throne? For the Emperor, maybe Luke's binders or lightning hands?

I'm still not certain the throne is separate. The listing is for one PPO date and time. I know Frodo and Sam went up for PPO at the same time, but other than that, when there's multiple PPO items there's been different times.

thenammagazine
12-10-2009, 08:31 PM
I'm still not certain the throne is separate. The listing is for one PPO date and time. I know Frodo and Sam went up for PPO at the same time, but other than that, when there's multiple PPO items there's been different times.

I think they'll do an Ex w/throne and a normal without, ala Thrawn. That's why they listed them as separate pieces in the blurb in the newsletter.

TheObsoleteMan
12-10-2009, 08:38 PM
I'm still not certain the throne is separate. The listing is for one PPO date and time. I know Frodo and Sam went up for PPO at the same time, but other than that, when there's multiple PPO items there's been different times.


Friday, December 18, 2009, is the day you'll want to circle on your calendar because you'll be able to lock-in your Pre-Orders for Sideshow Collectibles' Exclusive Emperor Palpatine 12-inch Figure and Imperial Throne 12-inch Figure Environment. Both items will be available to qualified newsletter members on December 18th at 10AM (Pacific Time) through separate Priority Pre-Orders, so make sure you're eligible for these PPOs through the link marked 'Priority Pre-Order Qualification Info'. Zip on down to the preview link to be treated to a first look at these 1/6 scale 'Star Wars' pieces!

They seem pretty specific about it being seperate PPO's.

FLOSI
12-10-2009, 08:38 PM
Never liked the Pro neck adapters anyway. Makes them look bobbleheaded.
They're identical to the TT neck.

Kuzeh
12-10-2009, 08:39 PM
http://tubulamarok.free.fr/starwars/sw6.2004-palpatine.gif

FLOSI
12-10-2009, 08:40 PM
They seem pretty specific about it being seperate PPO's.

I'm sure plenty of folks will just buy Palps.... I'm thinking 130-150 for the throne, at least.

thenammagazine
12-10-2009, 08:41 PM
They're identical to the TT neck.

As much as it pains me to say this, and truly, it does, he's right. They're a bit shorter and skinnier. Of course, the narrow shoulders of the Pro don't help the issue either.

TheObsoleteMan
12-10-2009, 08:41 PM
I'm sure plenty of folks will just buy Palps.... I'm thinking 130-150 for the throne, at least.

Oh, I'm sure the throne will be at least $200. That's about what the Cobra throne cost right?

JacktheRipper
12-10-2009, 08:42 PM
Maul, it states at the bottom, "items sold separately."

yodasan
12-10-2009, 08:45 PM
This is great but cannot help to imagine what would have happened
if this had been announced as a complete surprise in PF format,
to go with the Luke PF order. Bedlam...

thenammagazine
12-10-2009, 08:47 PM
This is great but cannot help to imagine what would have happened
if this had been announced as a complete surprise in PF format,
to go with the Luke PF order. Bedlam...

Which really wouldn't make much sense considering there's no Vader to go with it. :dunno

yodasan
12-10-2009, 08:48 PM
Which really wouldn't make much sense considering there's no Vader to go with it. :dunno

That would be next week's preorder :D

Darkseed
12-10-2009, 08:48 PM
Oh, I'm sure the throne will be at least $200. That's about what the Cobra throne cost right?

The throne will cost a pretty penny you can bet. The demand is there and SS will capitalize guaranteed.

The throne will be my first environment type piece and I am looking at my detolf's wondering how it will fit. I suppose removing a shelf and having the Emperor and throne occupy half the unit may work. I wanted to work Vader in. :( Eh well, I will wait for the specs before worrying too much about it.

FLOSI
12-10-2009, 08:56 PM
Oh, I'm sure the throne will be at least $200. That's about what the Cobra throne cost right?

True... Ouch... How much was Thrawn ex? 230-250? eh.... This is going to run as much as a PF... Maybe not a good week to announce him since it coincides with Jedi Luke pre-order. Many will choose one or the other.

EVILFACE
12-10-2009, 08:58 PM
It maybe less. The Cobra Throne is MUCH more elaborate.

FLOSI
12-10-2009, 08:58 PM
The throne will cost a pretty penny you can bet. The demand is there and SS will capitalize guaranteed.

The throne will be my first environment type piece and I am looking at my detolf's wondering how it will fit. I suppose removing a shelf and having the Emperor and throne occupy half the unit may work. I wanted to work Vader in. :( Eh well, I will wait for the specs before worrying too much about it.

He'll fit great on a shelf. I have the Idol environment on one and I would think there's a bit more width there. Doubt height will be an issue.:huh

FLOSI
12-10-2009, 08:59 PM
It maybe less. The Cobra Throne is MUCH more elaborate.

:lecture And pretty large as well.

Cocoboloboy
12-10-2009, 08:59 PM
I'll choose Palps and his throne over the Luke PF for sure. I've been wanting this a long time. The head and hand sculpts look great.

Lordscum
12-10-2009, 09:01 PM
I'm down for Palpy and the Throne , in the newsletter S pretty much announced the entire second quarter for Star Wars releases. This will be a nice B-day gift! If Thrawn was around $250.00 with the throne which is pretty much the same thing here there is no reason why the set would be much more than that.

FLOSI
12-10-2009, 09:04 PM
I wonder what the EX will be? Second sculpt would :rock

Darkseed
12-10-2009, 09:04 PM
He'll fit great on a shelf. I have the Idol environment on one and I would think there's a bit more width there. Doubt height will be an issue.:huh

I wasn't too concerned with the height since the shelf above can be removed to accommodate. I am more concerned with the width and adding another figure like Vader (who is rather massive himself). Either way, I will buy it and make it work :D

SixMillionDollarMan Guy
12-10-2009, 09:08 PM
:lecture Consider it sold!

swabie2424
12-10-2009, 09:09 PM
Can't wait for this. Consider my order placed.

I'm down like a clown, Charlie Brown!

DarthMagnus
12-10-2009, 09:09 PM
Another holy grail released! Man what a time for 1/6 collecting! SS and Hot Toys are gonna get me in a lotta trouble with the wife!:angelsmil

keysta75
12-10-2009, 09:13 PM
^^^^^who cares me boi just keep collecting

Silent December
12-10-2009, 09:14 PM
I wonder what the EX will be? Second sculpt would :rock

pre-special edition monkey face emperor?

SpaceCrawler
12-10-2009, 09:22 PM
How does this Palpatine differ from the double release Palpatine? I assume it's different clothing, but is the head sculpt different?

Sean

SwedishHeat
12-10-2009, 09:25 PM
YES!!!! So stoked. I hope this isn't more than $199.99, but we shall see.

abake
12-10-2009, 09:28 PM
Sweet, I knew I hadn't bought the Chancellor/Emperor double set for a reason!

drod26
12-10-2009, 09:29 PM
Sweet, I knew I hadn't bought the Chancellor/Emperor double set for a reason!

same here mate.... very cool :chew:emperor

Memnoch
12-10-2009, 09:30 PM
I knew I didn't buy the Thrawn set for a reason :lol

Entropy
12-10-2009, 09:44 PM
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2498/screencaptureul.png (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/screencaptureul.png/)

Holy Frackin Schnitt!!! :rock

Didn't expect this one so soon. Seemed like a Comic Con level announcement. Thanks for the early Xmas present Sideshow!

SW OT WTF!!!!!

xequae
12-10-2009, 09:46 PM
Glad I cancelled Thrawn, so I'll have money for this. Hopefully they'll have some royal guards to go with him soon.

galactiboy
12-10-2009, 09:49 PM
Great news!!! No surprise that the throne is also coming, but still figured we might not see this for a while longer!!!

Great announcement and the figure looks awesome! Although, would be nice if he came with a 2nd sculpt full of malice.

ST1138
12-10-2009, 09:51 PM
Man, so much cool stuff all at once! I have no idea how I'm going to afford all this with the PF Luke now on the way, Darth Talon on PO and now this! I'm going to have to come into a lot of money this next year somehow......Looks fantastic though.

Matt S
12-10-2009, 09:51 PM
I'll want to see other pics to be sure, but that throne is awesome!

BuddyGus
12-10-2009, 09:52 PM
Now we just need Royal Guards. A set flanking that throne would look awesome :chew :emperor

Buttmunch
12-10-2009, 10:01 PM
Now we just need Royal Guards. A set flanking that throne would look awesome :chew :emperor

I can't imagine they are far behind now. This guy :rock

Wor-Gar
12-10-2009, 10:07 PM
I expected this as an SDCC piece, so now it's almost a slam-dunk for Boba Fett at SDCC.

thenammagazine
12-10-2009, 10:16 PM
I expected this as an SDCC piece, so now it's almost a slam-dunk for Boba Fett at SDCC.

Or Yoda. ;)

ST1138
12-10-2009, 10:17 PM
I expected this as an SDCC piece, so now it's almost a slam-dunk for Boba Fett at SDCC.

Very curious now what the SDCC revelations are going to be......lots of iconic stuff from SS recently on the SW front. Loving it!

Darth Cruel
12-10-2009, 10:21 PM
Just when I was planning to snag Thrawns chair as a poor stand-in for Palp's throne.


Don't have to, now.

Everyone shouls be careful at the PPO. Somebody is likely to get trampled!

Natrix
12-10-2009, 10:23 PM
Well, I now know what I am going to be using my reward points towards!

EVILFACE
12-10-2009, 10:23 PM
So can we expect some Royal Guards soon?

King Darkness
12-10-2009, 10:25 PM
So can we expect some Royal Guards soon?


Damn well better be soon :tap

And Crimson Guards too :monkey3

Deeznutz6
12-10-2009, 10:26 PM
Well, I wonder how many Thrawns and throne will be cancelled now??

EVILFACE
12-10-2009, 10:28 PM
Lol, yea, sideshow should have waited till he shipped.

thenammagazine
12-10-2009, 10:28 PM
Well, I wonder how many Thrawns and throne will be cancelled now??

:lol:rotfl:lol:rotfl:lol

ST1138
12-10-2009, 10:30 PM
Well, I wonder how many Thrawns and throne will be cancelled now??


My guess is that there will be a lot of cancellations for Thrawn and throne. SS may have cannibalized their line a little bit with this announcement. They should have waited to release Palps after Thrawn had shipped or waited to release Thrawn down the road a ways.

Glad they didn't though as I wouldn't have gotten Thrawn either way.

ST1138
12-10-2009, 10:31 PM
Lol, yea, sideshow should have waited till he shipped.

Beat me to the punch!

EVILFACE
12-10-2009, 10:34 PM
Beat me to the punch!

http://www.musclecarslive.com/images/christmas-tree.gif

Buttmunch
12-10-2009, 10:34 PM
Well, I wonder how many Thrawns and throne will be cancelled now??

I wonder if this will increase interest in Thrawn? He'd give people a bit of a sneak peek what to expect with Palps. I know I'm looking forward to the blue man as well as the old man :rock

OSCORP
12-10-2009, 10:39 PM
Nice!!!!!!!

kl241
12-10-2009, 10:43 PM
I knew I was banking all of my reward points for a reason.:banana:mwaha:rock

Wor-Gar
12-10-2009, 10:43 PM
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2498/screencaptureul.png (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/screencaptureul.png/)

I'd love this to light up but I'm guessing its just a polystone piece.

I know someone will customize it though.

This will be an amazing display piece -- rival to Jabba at last.



I knew I was banking all of my reward points for a reason.:banana:mwaha:rock

Definitely gonna burn mine on this.

The ill Jedi
12-10-2009, 11:00 PM
This Emperor I will get, **** the PT Emperor.

Lee in MI
12-10-2009, 11:02 PM
:emperor:emperor:emperor:emperor

Gotta have force lightning hands for the exclusive!!!!

automaton
12-10-2009, 11:21 PM
Lol, yea, sideshow should have waited till he shipped.

yes, definitely an unusual move on SST part... i have to agree, the timing is off.

SwedishHeat
12-11-2009, 12:05 AM
Why would this hurt Thrawn's throne?? They're two entirely different thrones. I highly doubt somebody would've purchased Thrawn's throne to customize into the Emperor's throne. And ever since Jabba's throne, we KNEW that the eventual Emperor figure HAD to come with his throne.

The Mike
12-11-2009, 12:18 AM
It isn't about the fact that people were going customize its about cost. I know I'm not spending $150 on Thrawn's throne knowing that Emperor's throne is down the pike.

MrPickles
12-11-2009, 12:24 AM
Nice, but there's goes any hope for a PF version for at least a couple years now...

Glennfett
12-11-2009, 12:34 AM
WOW!!!
Just got home to see this MOFO coming soon!!!
OMG-thankyou SSC!!! most iconic villian up there with Vader and Fett.
consider it bought...and ALL my reward points will now be used on the Emperor and NOT the Gamorrean guard!!!
I cant believe how awesome this news is!!!
:emperor:emperor:emperor:emperor
His hands LOOK like they COULD shoot lightning out of them...and i think the other set of hands should be the index finger one used when talking to luke,saying how mistaken he is about a great many thing!!!
SHOULD come with an extra BAD @SS head sculpt when he uses the lightning attack!!!-cane as an exclusive,throne a MUST have!!

and as far as Thrawn-im keeping my exclusive,he looks mighty fine and afterall it was HIS character in the EU that got the ball rolling again in 91!!!heheheehehe

cannot wait!!!:chew:chew:chew

41st elite what???LOL

Avfin
12-11-2009, 01:47 AM
This is a must have....

jkno
12-11-2009, 02:47 AM
This is a must have....

You said it!!! Can't wait:emperor:banana

Husker75
12-11-2009, 03:14 AM
i'm going to die..

all my money..
it just vanishes.. :)

but it feels sooooo good.

come to papa!

shocktrooper_au
12-11-2009, 05:00 AM
wow , just when I was trying to slow down my purchases too... I let a lot pass by lately but this one OUCH!

Darthgothikus
12-11-2009, 05:34 AM
Dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit,dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit,

gotta spend even more money now! :emperor

Puay
12-11-2009, 05:42 AM
He did better be able to do this::emperor

Darthgothikus
12-11-2009, 05:47 AM
Let's be careful guys... we could run out of this icon :emperor in this thread!
:emperor:emperor:emperor:emperor:emperor:emperor :emperor:emperor

Whoops Sorry, just so damn excited! :emperor

cerealkeller
12-11-2009, 05:49 AM
Just when I thought I was out....THEY PULL ME BACK IN! Can't wait, this is a must have.

Darren Carnall
12-11-2009, 06:03 AM
wait, what? This is real????? :google

I almost didn't come into the Star Wars thread (I hardly do anymore), but I happened to this morning... saw the thread and thought "urgh... yet another person with a thread title saying "EMPEROR!!!" then when you get in the post says "anyone think we'll get this?" :lol

came in... and saw THAT PICTURE :rock

But... I sold my custom Jedi Luke :monkey2

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd206/hunky_artist/figure3.jpg

Oh well, I'll just do another one in the future. THE EMPEROR can sit on the shelf by himself. Spotlight over him. Perfect! :rock

BlueLeader
12-11-2009, 06:10 AM
What a GREAT release. :fest Gonna have to get another job to pay for all the releases SSC just announced in this one newsletter:google

Darth Mitchell
12-11-2009, 06:45 AM
"The force is with him":emperor

galactiboy
12-11-2009, 07:30 AM
Its probably been discussed (but I skipped most of this thread) but any word on who sculpted this? It would be cool if they brought Oluf back to complete the Sidious trio.

King Darkness
12-11-2009, 07:32 AM
Hey, I read that same post over in the Luke PF thread :lol

sithlord13
12-11-2009, 07:33 AM
Dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit,dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit,

gotta spend even more money now! :emperor

lol !!
totally gotta have it!!

galactiboy
12-11-2009, 07:38 AM
Hey, I read that same post over in the Luke PF thread :lol

Ssssh... I'm hoping there won't be much overlap between the PF and 1/6 collectors :lol

Darth Madden
12-11-2009, 07:40 AM
My guess is no exclusive for the throne and they will make a lot of them because there have to be enough for the Exc and Reg Emperor so it should be easy to get and it will be at lest $150.

King Darkness
12-11-2009, 07:42 AM
Ssssh... I'm hoping there won't be much overlap between the PF and 1/6 collectors :lol

:monkey3........

EVILFACE
12-11-2009, 07:44 AM
Its probably been discussed (but I skipped most of this thread) but any word on who sculpted this? It would be cool if they brought Oluf back to complete the Sidious trio.

copy and paste?

IrishJedi
12-11-2009, 07:46 AM
Its probably been discussed (but I skipped most of this thread) but any word on who sculpted this?

Not 100% sure, but I think it was Tim Miller.

galactiboy
12-11-2009, 07:58 AM
copy and paste?

Might as well... it seemed like a well formed post; just in the wrong thread :lol

Tim Miller would make sense as well... love his Gandalf sculpt :rock

pixletwin
12-11-2009, 08:18 AM
Great news to wake up to! Finally a PPO I can get excited about.

Time to start saving those pennies. :rock

maskfreak
12-11-2009, 08:22 AM
I'll be jumping back into the Star Wars line with this one.

pixletwin
12-11-2009, 08:44 AM
I will say this though.. somehow the material on his robe is wrong. Shouldn't it be kind of ribbed?

King Darkness
12-11-2009, 08:46 AM
For her pleasure?

ProgMatinee
12-11-2009, 08:47 AM
it wouldn't be the first time SSC totally ignored fabric texture. Qui-Gon will always be the worst though.

pixletwin
12-11-2009, 08:47 AM
For my pleasure, actually. :horror

EVILFACE
12-11-2009, 08:48 AM
He's old and wrinkly, shouldn't it be ribbed enough?

King Darkness
12-11-2009, 08:48 AM
For my pleasure, actually. :horror

You dirty little Mormon, you :nono

King Darkness
12-11-2009, 08:49 AM
He's old and wrinkly, shouldn't it be ribbed enough?


EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!


:yuck

galactiboy
12-11-2009, 08:59 AM
Yeah, should have a blocky/ribbed texture. But honestly, in 1/6 scale I can live if that is not present.

http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/d/d4/Palpycropped.jpg

Loquae
12-11-2009, 08:59 AM
I'm glad for all those fans who have been asking for this. I will probably pass due to cost.

galactiboy
12-11-2009, 09:01 AM
Looks like the throne is separate... so you can always just get Palps.

But I will have to have both; this is the set I've been hoping for :rock

Wor-Gar
12-11-2009, 09:04 AM
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2498/screencaptureul.png (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/screencaptureul.png/)

http://www.starwars.com/img/vault/collecting/20080708/palpatine_bg.jpg

Is the SS chair missing the light panel? Couldn't be. Did that statue get it wrong?

EVILFACE
12-11-2009, 09:04 AM
Yea, I can't see any SW fan passing on The Emperor.

ProgMatinee
12-11-2009, 09:05 AM
Yeah, should have a blocky/ribbed texture. But honestly, in 1/6 scale I can live if that is not present.

http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/d/d4/Palpycropped.jpg

The Hasbro one has it, but its oversized, almost like cordaroy (sp?).

King Darkness
12-11-2009, 09:06 AM
Yea, I can't see any SW fan passing on The Emperor.


Na, Star Wars will buy anything really, they'll just wine endlessly about all thats wrong with it.

Indiana Fett
12-11-2009, 09:08 AM
No-brainer, this is a MUST-HAVE! Guess I'm keeping my Jedi Luke 1/6 after all! Hehe...

Here's hoping they do something similar to what HT is doing these days and have a cardboard backdrop of the round window behind the Emperor and throne. Would make for a helluva nice display diorama to have the Emperor in throne with the window behind him with Luke and Vader dueling up front!

:rock

agen_kolar
12-11-2009, 09:15 AM
WOWWW. My favorite character is finally going to be made with his throne! :D

MUST. HAVE.

galactiboy
12-11-2009, 09:24 AM
The Hasbro one has it, but its oversized, almost like cordaroy (sp?).

Yeah, I actually prefer no texture to the overly textured (corduroy) look of the Hasbro version. Still, if there is one thing that almost always changes its the materials... so maybe this time it will be a change in our favor.

jediknight120
12-11-2009, 09:32 AM
Looks sweet! Of course he comes out when I have no disposable income. :banghead:banghead:banghead

Wor-Gar
12-11-2009, 09:33 AM
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2498/screencaptureul.png (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/screencaptureul.png/)

http://www.starwars.com/img/vault/collecting/20080708/palpatine_bg.jpg

Is the SS chair missing the light panel? Couldn't be. Did that statue get it wrong?


Here's more evidence... I hope we don't have a problem....

http://www.jedi1.net/images/1600/RotJ-Emperor-1450-1600.jpg

SS chair is definitely missing the lights right now.

IrishJedi
12-11-2009, 09:46 AM
Here's more evidence... I hope we don't have a problem....

http://www.jedi1.net/images/1600/RotJ-Emperor-1450-1600.jpg

SS chair is definitely missing the lights right now.

Yeah, but that'll almost surely be rectified (if it hasn't been already). That's quite an oversight.

Darkseed
12-11-2009, 09:54 AM
http://www.jedi1.net/images/1600/RotJ-Emperor-1450-1600.jpg


Ha...I cannot concentrate on the control panel. I am enjoying the fact he looks like an old fella who fell asleep in a chair with his mouth open. :rotfl

FLOSI
12-11-2009, 10:00 AM
Yea, I can't see any SW fan passing on The Emperor.

:lecture
I've been only ep4, even passed on Lando, but I'm getting this.... And now I'm sure Lando will follow. Yoda and Boba Fett once they're announced/released too.
:emperor

Broccoli Shrapnel
12-11-2009, 10:06 AM
Edit: Nevermind. For some reason, thought lights people were talking about were whatever the thing is above his head--wasn't thinking about the side panel lights...

But is there a light above his head?

Wor-Gar
12-11-2009, 10:06 AM
Yeah, but that'll almost surely be rectified (if it hasn't been already). That's quite an oversight.

Yep. I can't figure this one out. It would be pretty funny -- not only no light-up feature, but not even the panels to boot. :lol

Wor-Gar
12-11-2009, 10:07 AM
I don't think the chair is missing the top part. I think the screen shot shows that the chair padding narrows before it widens into the light section. I actually think the Hallmark ornament looks inaccurate.

Not the top part -- the light panels on the chair arms. That's what's missing.

Creighton
12-11-2009, 10:10 AM
It would be cool if the exclusive was another head..maybe smiling or showing his teeth in agression..the extra hands idea is kinda lame IMO.

Broccoli Shrapnel
12-11-2009, 10:10 AM
Not the top part -- the light panels on the chair arms. That's what's missing.

Fixed my original post. :duh:duh:duh

creature4000
12-11-2009, 10:11 AM
All I see is the Robot Chicken Emp. I'll be passing on this. :lol

pixletwin
12-11-2009, 10:21 AM
It would be cool if the exclusive was another head..maybe smiling or showing his teeth in agression..the extra hands idea is kinda lame IMO.

Force lightening hands are a bad idea.

FLOSI
12-11-2009, 10:26 AM
Cleaned up my pre-orders. Cancelled Wolverine PF Ex (not that I ever thought I'd buy it since I own a toal of zero PFs) HT Batman DX, HT Battle Damaged Ironman and that Gentle Giant R2-D2. Leaves me with KOTKS Indy, Black and Orange Sandtroopers, Duke, Firefly and the Joker DX that should be coming pretty quick.... And of course the Emperor and his throne! :rock

On a side note it's time SS starts using plastics for some of these items, like the throne. I can appreciate poly-stone for some items that, as SS has stated, show more detail. But for this? Come on. It's a smooth black chair. Any and all details are in the seat pad that will be covered up by the Emperor's ass! It also becomes impossible to customize the throne with lights on the control panels, which also pisses me off. Plastic is also lighter and cheaper to ship! Saving both the consumer and SS money. ????ing stupid.

galactiboy
12-11-2009, 10:27 AM
Yeah, but that'll almost surely be rectified (if it hasn't been already). That's quite an oversight.

Yeah, can't imagine they would miss a detail like that. And if they have, time to get back to the drawing board and add the panel.

FLOSI
12-11-2009, 10:40 AM
Yeah, can't imagine they would miss a detail like that. And if they have, time to get back to the drawing board and add the panel.

Unless they are adding them in as a light up piece?:confused: That would take the whole set up, throne and Emp, right over the top in terms of being a must have item.

galactiboy
12-11-2009, 10:42 AM
Light up would be awesome... but Thrawn has no lights, nor does the Han in Carbonite. So I'm gonna just guess painted light effects.

FLOSI
12-11-2009, 10:45 AM
Light up would be awesome... but Thrawn has no lights, nor does the Han in Carbonite. So I'm gonna just guess painted light effects.


No doubt. But you see what I mean? Han in carbonite I can see being done in polystone, but what's the point of the throne being done in the same material? It's a chair! :banghead

pixletwin
12-11-2009, 10:50 AM
I could care less about lights on the throne frankly.

Wor-Gar
12-11-2009, 10:54 AM
Working lights would be awesome but I don't expect them.

I DO expect at least the light panels sculpted where they should be.

ortiz344
12-11-2009, 11:00 AM
Glad I cancelled Thrawn, so I'll have money for this. Hopefully they'll have some royal guards to go with him soon.

They messed up and should have released thrawn first, im betting a lot of people will cancel now that emp is around...

thenammagazine
12-11-2009, 11:00 AM
I could care less about lights on the throne frankly.

Yeah, but you're probably not gonna get it so who cares what you think? :p

galactiboy
12-11-2009, 11:01 AM
No doubt. But you see what I mean? Han in carbonite I can see being done in polystone, but what's the point of the throne being done in the same material? It's a chair! :banghead

Yeah, no real point. But the precedent was set with Thrawn... so I expect it will be the same case here.

pixletwin
12-11-2009, 11:04 AM
Yeah, but you're probably not gonna get it so who cares what you think? :p

lol No I will be getting this. I'll be putting a bit of green in an envelope every paycheck dedicated to this. :D

thenammagazine
12-11-2009, 11:06 AM
lol No I will be getting this. I'll be putting a bit of green in an envelope every paycheck dedicated to this. :D

:lol:rotfl:lol:rotfl:lol

pixletwin
12-11-2009, 11:11 AM
Hey it worked for Christmas. Despite all the mishaps and unforseen expenses I had this month, I still have that money I tucked away for my kids untouched.

FLOSI
12-11-2009, 11:12 AM
I could care less about lights on the throne frankly.

Light up features are overrated for the most part. I would honestly like to customize the throne with lights myself. the polystone kills those ambitions...


Working lights would be awesome but I don't expect them.

I DO expect at least the light panels sculpted where they should be.

I'm sure this will be fixed... Seems like a major oversight though.


Yeah, no real point. But the precedent was set with Thrawn... so I expect it will be the same case here.

I find it funny because, as SS stated in the Dec 9th Q and A, 'Sideshow has been, historically, focused on affordable quality'... Seems like using plastic on an item like the throne would be an ideal way to give us 'affordable quality'.... I'm ?????ing for this reason, The throne will run up to 150 (my guess based on the price point of 225 for Thrawn+his throne). If plastics were used I would assume the price to be around 50, and that difference is enough for us to buy a figure...

thenammagazine
12-11-2009, 11:25 AM
Looking at the way his hands are sculpted, looks like we might be getting sith-lightning accessories. :rock:rock:rock

tomandshell
12-11-2009, 11:28 AM
$225 for Thrawn and his command chair sets a precedent, but the fact that Palpatine's throne is being sold separately makes me expect a higher combined price for the two.

Indiana Fett
12-11-2009, 11:49 AM
$225 for Thrawn and his command chair sets a precedent, but the fact that Palpatine's throne is being sold separately makes me expect a higher combined price for the two.

:lecture :lecture :lecture

Perhaps it's not just the chair, but it will have a floor base and the background window too. Then there will be enough room to display ROTJ Luke battling the (eventual ROTJ) Vader in front of the Emperor! That would be REALLY awesome!

MaulFan
12-11-2009, 12:11 PM
Light up features are overrated for the most part. I would honestly like to customize the throne with lights myself. the polystone kills those ambitions...

Light up features are neat but not necessary, like I'd have enjoyed if the panels on Han in Carbonite lit up, but that's not the end of the world.

Display lights, however, i think have a lot of value, like a spotlight setup over the Han in Carbonite wall like in Jabba's palace would have been awesome and something I would keep lit all the time, same with the Emperor, a nice spotlight overhead in the chair would look really sharp.

thenammagazine
12-11-2009, 12:22 PM
$225 for Thrawn and his command chair sets a precedent, but the fact that Palpatine's throne is being sold separately makes me expect a higher combined price for the two.

Cobra Commander's throne was $199 and the figure was separate. I think we should expect no less here.

FLOSI
12-11-2009, 12:32 PM
Light up features are neat but not necessary, like I'd have enjoyed if the panels on Han in Carbonite lit up, but that's not the end of the world.

Display lights, however, i think have a lot of value, like a spotlight setup over the Han in Carbonite wall like in Jabba's palace would have been awesome and something I would keep lit all the time, same with the Emperor, a nice spotlight overhead in the chair would look really sharp.

Yeah, exactly... But the lights on one of my Predator or Ironman or Endo figs are very rarely used.

barryo
12-11-2009, 12:34 PM
:lecture :lecture :lecture

Perhaps it's not just the chair, but it will have a floor base and the background window too. Then there will be enough room to display ROTJ Luke battling the (eventual ROTJ) Vader in front of the Emperor! That would be REALLY awesome!

that could easily be done in plastic versus polystone & done quite cheap.............and would be an even more epic display

thenammagazine
12-11-2009, 12:35 PM
that could easily be done in plastic versus polystone & done quite cheap.............and would be an even more epic display

Plastic or polystone, the only difference would be the shipping price. As with the Boba Fett PF, Sideshow's proven they'll charge the same price for either to keep it in the same range as other "like" products. Durability and weight would be the only benefits.

MaulFan
12-11-2009, 12:37 PM
Yeah, exactly... But the lights on one of my Predator or Ironman or Endo figs are very rarely used.

Indeed, that's why I'm against trying to make production lightsabers light up, to me it's a waste of extra cost for a feature I'll rarely use, it looks cool, but it doesn't really illuminate the piece, I do really care about lights when it enhances the presentation, like spotlights.

doesitmatter
12-11-2009, 01:00 PM
Gahh!

I sold off everything but Jedi Luke and Sith Obi-Wan. But this is very tempting. And makes Vader more tempting.

ProgMatinee
12-11-2009, 01:54 PM
in my head, this should be cheaper than the cobra throne, because its smaller and less intricate.

it seems every new product from SSC these days is a test on my sensibilities as a collector.

if the stand alone throne costs as much or more than the cobra throne, I'm going to pass even though I'm anxious for this item. Heck I was anxious for the Han in Carbonite item when it was previewed and I still haven't picked that up, so I can live without this too if I have to.

MaulFan
12-11-2009, 02:01 PM
I hope the price for both is pretty decent, but this is such a highly wanted piece, I'm in for it no matter what. The ROTJ scenes with the Emperor are just some of my favorites in Star Wars and the throne is part of it all, I like Emperor perched as a powerful overseer, I can't imagine having him on display just standing around, unless he was using Sith Lightning on Luke. Him sitting on the throne will look great with the 1:1 bust.

SOLIDSNAKE
12-11-2009, 02:03 PM
Sssssssoooooooollllllllld !!

thenammagazine
12-11-2009, 02:03 PM
in my head, this should be cheaper than the cobra throne, because its smaller and less intricate.

it seems every new product from SSC these days is a test on my sensibilities as a collector.

if the stand alone throne costs as much or more than the cobra throne, I'm going to pass even though I'm anxious for this item. Heck I was anxious for the Han in Carbonite item when it was previewed and I still haven't picked that up, so I can live without this too if I have to.

You missed the black Friday sales? I wound up biting for Carbo Han at $126 shipped. :lol

galactiboy
12-11-2009, 02:12 PM
Damn, really? That is an awesome price for Han. I was w/family who had slow-ass internet; so I didn't even attempt to check the sales :monkey2

FLOSI
12-11-2009, 02:13 PM
You missed the black Friday sales? I wound up biting for Carbo Han at $126 shipped. :lol

From where? My Black Friday spending was limited to Frodo and Sam shipped for 75.... I was happy :joy

MaulFan
12-11-2009, 02:18 PM
This is going to look so awesome.

http://multimedia.theforce.net/museum/images/Images/Classic_Trilogy/Characters/Emperor_Palpatine/Return_of_the_Jedi/throne1.jpg

I don't think there's an overhead light in the film chair, if there is, it's small and behind his head in the shot above, but all the closeups definitely had some kind of overhead lighting and I'd love the figure to be lit that way as well, it's how I envision Palpatine when I think of him in Jedi.

http://multimedia.theforce.net/museum/images/Images/Classic_Trilogy/Characters/Emperor_Palpatine/Return_of_the_Jedi/Emperor4-ROTJ-vcap.jpg

thenammagazine
12-11-2009, 02:22 PM
Damn, really? That is an awesome price for Han. I was w/family who had slow-ass internet; so I didn't even attempt to check the sales :monkey2

Yep. $199 before shipping and tax was easy to scoff at, but at that price, I couldn't resist. :(

MaulFan
12-11-2009, 02:24 PM
Yep. $199 before shipping and tax was easy to scoff at, but at that price, I couldn't resist. :(

You should enjoy, it's really impressive looking.

MaulFan
12-11-2009, 02:30 PM
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2498/screencaptureul.png

Looking at the Sidious potrait under similar lighting conditions, I'm 90% sure this is a new sculpt, the shape of the mouth and the definition of the jowels really stands out to me as different from the Sidious sculpt.

I think when we get more looks at this one, we're going to find it has the more sickly look the 1983 prosthetics had versus the 2005 work Oluf's ROTS sculpt is based on. Good news, even though Oluf's Sidious portrait is great, there are differences between him in the two films. I think this figure portrait will closely resemble the 1:1 bust which is like a hybrid of the polished details ironed out for Revenge and the details you could see clear as day during Jedi.

Glennfett
12-11-2009, 02:39 PM
yes.it is definately a new headsculpt!!the face is more wrinkled.the eyes look EVIL!!!and the hands definately "look" like force lightning hands ;)
VERY excited to get this :)

Skiman
12-11-2009, 02:43 PM
It was just a matter of time, and now it's finally here--but in the wrong format! This was supposed to be a PF!!!

"You were to be the chosen one...."

agen_kolar
12-11-2009, 02:48 PM
and the hands definately "look" like force lightning hands ;)

Exactly what I thought, especially with the left (our right) hand. Classic raised-pinky force lightning pose. :p

FLOSI
12-11-2009, 02:50 PM
"You were to be the chosen one...."

What are you doing in a SW thread? :tap

"you want this, don't you?"

Skiman
12-11-2009, 02:51 PM
What are you doing in a SW thread? :tap

I own all of SW 1/6, I will own SW once again!!!

pixletwin
12-11-2009, 02:52 PM
Sorry Tom but 1:6 > PF. :D

FLOSI
12-11-2009, 02:54 PM
I own all of SW 1/6, I will own SW once again!!!

http://ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/funny-dog-pictures-oh-really.jpg

Just don't recall seeing you post in here.... "rise my friend"

ProgMatinee
12-11-2009, 02:56 PM
$126 for Han Carbonite? How did my cheap ass miss that? :lol

Something Sexy
12-11-2009, 02:57 PM
Because I hate the SW threads... :rotfl it's the "dark" side.....

Marvel is slowly catching up it seems.