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playboy409
11-15-2010, 06:34 PM
I want to get one, and is leaning towards Tatooine Luke due to what I think to be a good rendition of Luke from the overall Star Wars films, but I actually like the Jedi knight costume the most. But his surprised face looks dumb to me. I'm a new SS Star Wars noob (only got Darth Maul and Sith apprentice Anakin) so which Luke figure do you guys think is the best one out there?

thenammagazine
11-15-2010, 06:45 PM
I want to get one, and is leaning towards Tatooine Luke due to what I think to be a good rendition of Luke from the overall Star Wars films, but I actually like the Jedi knight costume the most. But his surprised face looks dumb to me. I'm a new SS Star Wars noob (only got Darth Maul and Sith apprentice Anakin) so which Luke figure do you guys think is the best one out there?

After all these years, Jedi Luke is by far the best Luke Sideshow's done to date and best represents the character. The expression's a little silly, but the figure still holds up.

EVILFACE
11-15-2010, 07:04 PM
Jedi is nice figure but I think Farmboy Luke is their best.

MANDO
11-15-2010, 07:10 PM
Straight out of the box, Tatooine Luke. Jedi is good too if you swap him to short buck or a Pro. Really depends on how you want to display the character. Young everyman or weathered hero.

thenammagazine
11-15-2010, 07:58 PM
Jedi is nice figure but I think Farmboy Luke is their best.


Straight out of the box, Tatooine Luke. Jedi is good too if you swap him to short buck or a Pro. Really depends on how you want to display the character. Young everyman or weathered hero.

Moisture Farmer is good too, if you can get past the green hair. :(

Deak Starkiller
11-15-2010, 08:24 PM
JEDI all the way, although farmboy is pretty sweet and so is Bespin. Naw, Jedi for sure.

DarthNeil
11-15-2010, 08:36 PM
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/8972/dscf3508h.jpg (http://img29.imageshack.us/i/dscf3508h.jpg/)

Bespin Luke... but ESB clouds my judgement.

karamazov80
11-15-2010, 09:31 PM
If you can get a good repaint, I would go with the swamp planet Luke. But out of the box, desert planet Luke.

kl241
11-15-2010, 09:54 PM
Jedi is nice figure but I think Farmboy Luke is their best.

Picked up a loose Stormtrooper Luke head and swapped it. Best Luke of them all.

FLOSI
11-15-2010, 10:14 PM
Tatooine is a great figure. The hair color, as Nam mentioned, is the only drawback for me, but that can be easily repainted. He comes with a ton of gear and the outfit is high quality. Jedi Luke is also damn good, Bespin too, but if I was made to choose I'd go Tatooine.

Yavin Luke is pure crap. They could all use a body swap though. Pros work great, and are nice and cheap.

ultravinz
11-15-2010, 11:06 PM
Best Luke Outfit - Bespin
Best Luke Headsculpt - Stormtrooper

playboy409
11-15-2010, 11:19 PM
I might try to get Jedi for cheap, and try to find a stormtrooper head, or commisson someone for a paint job. Still unsure what to do though. Such a hard decision.

sithlord13
11-16-2010, 08:50 AM
Anh Luke is iconic bit still Jedi Luke for me

Darth Mitchell
11-16-2010, 11:56 AM
Bespin Luke is the only one I own, but I'm pretty happy with him.
But he really needs a ESB Vader to fight to justify the "O My GOD" sculpt :lol

arnax161
11-16-2010, 07:39 PM
I am partial to the Dagobah Luke, especially after some weathering and some repaints, but I also feel the Tatooine Luke is your best buy. As mentioned before, he comes with some cool stuff. The binos and rifle details are amazing, real leggings as well. I want to switch all of my Luke's bodies to Pros as soon as I can. The stormtrooper Luke head is the best sculpt but it has the WORST paint apps I have seen.

Geil
11-17-2010, 12:05 AM
What are the Pro bodies? I picked up stormtrooper luke&Han and as well as Tatoonie and was going to use the trooper
Heads for my main Luke and Han figures make real troopers to go with my Darth Vadar. If I could figure out who would do a great and affordable repaint of all my SW that be sweet but at least Seb is going to be too busy :(.

RIDDICK
11-17-2010, 07:49 AM
Bespin Luke all da way! :dunno

abake
11-17-2010, 07:51 AM
Tatooine Luke is the best IMHO. Very good likeness, great outfit and accessories and it is the classic Luke.
Jedi, while very iconic fails on too many levels for me: oddly proportioned short buck body, ill-fitting ill-tailored clothes, plastic boots with a crappy sculpt (SST revised the sculpt slightly on later figures), huge head with a questionable expression... I think overall it is a very dated figure.
Dagobah Luke is my second favorite. The head sculpt is quite good and the outfit and gear are very nicely done!
Those are the three I have.

sithlord13
11-17-2010, 01:48 PM
Ssc needs to revist Luke Jedi - a dx or endor version

abake
11-17-2010, 01:53 PM
:goodpost:

Indeed, Sideshow has to give Jedi Luke another shot.

eczamurai
11-17-2010, 04:01 PM
Jedi luke is their best.

thenammagazine
11-17-2010, 04:15 PM
Ssc needs to revist Luke Jedi - a dx or endor version

:lol:rotfl:lol:rotfl:lol:rotfl:monkey1

Magpie 7
11-17-2010, 04:32 PM
For me the Jedi Luke, i never managed to get one and wish i had now. I thought the head had a strange expression, but if you watch ROTJ you see Luke with that expression when he's hiding under the gantry on the Death Star.

Grand Admiral Thrawn
11-17-2010, 04:35 PM
the jedi knight version for my taste

eczamurai
11-18-2010, 04:10 AM
For me the Jedi Luke, i never managed to get one and wish i had now. I thought the head had a strange expression, but if you watch ROTJ you see Luke with that expression when he's hiding under the gantry on the Death Star.

lol. He has that silly expression throughout the whole movie. I'm suprised you only saw it at the end :P

Hydeous
12-10-2010, 01:57 AM
this thread seriously need pics comparison.

playboy409
12-10-2010, 02:09 AM
I ended up buying a Jedi Luke, however, I will be switching the head with a Luke as stormtrooper head as the Jedi Luke head just looks ridiculous.

Darth Mitchell
12-10-2010, 02:20 AM
I ended up buying a Jedi Luke, however, I will be switching the head with a Luke as stormtrooper head as the Jedi Luke head just looks ridiculous.

That sounds weird... Putting a ANH Luke head on a ROTJ Luke body :dunno

thenammagazine
12-10-2010, 02:27 AM
That sounds weird... Putting a ANH Luke head on a ROTJ Luke body :dunno

:lecture:lecture:lecture Won't match either. One is pre-plastic surgery the others are post. Mark just looked different afterward.

Puay
12-10-2010, 03:25 AM
I might like the accessories that comes with farmboy Luke, Jedi Luke still gets my vote for best head sculpt.

Nico62fr
12-10-2010, 04:01 AM
Hello

My favourite is ESB Luke.

But it is true that Luke Stormtrooper is excellent too, but I don't have it yet.

Hydeous
12-10-2010, 08:16 PM
trooper luke looks dumb founded man.

Puay
12-12-2010, 12:29 AM
trooper luke looks dumb founded man.

But its screen accurate.:lol

KillingYouGuy
12-13-2010, 11:48 AM
Jedi Luke is their best in my humble opinion, I have him on a narrow TT with a custom belt and he looks great and I love the exclusive pistol. The ANH Luke outfit is superb, but the sculpt looks way off to me. Bespin Luke is a good figure all around but the paint is somewhat off. Yavin is a must have for the serious SW collector, but that sculpt / paint is just laughable.

eczamurai
12-13-2010, 02:59 PM
Jedi Luke is their best in my humble opinion, I have him on a narrow TT with a custom belt and he looks great and I love the exclusive pistol. The ANH Luke outfit is superb, but the sculpt looks way off to me. Bespin Luke is a good figure all around but the paint is somewhat off. Yavin is a must have for the serious SW collector, but that sculpt / paint is just laughable.

show the belt!

DarthNeil
12-13-2010, 08:01 PM
I just re-organized (with new shelves) which means new arrangement and subsequently new pics which seemed somewhat fitting for this topic...

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1296/dscf3627v.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/dscf3627v.jpg/)

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/3152/dscf3628t.jpg (http://img695.imageshack.us/i/dscf3628t.jpg/)

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/8205/dscf3631o.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/dscf3631o.jpg/)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8220/dscf3630l.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/dscf3630l.jpg/)

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7006/dscf3635q.jpg (http://img52.imageshack.us/i/dscf3635q.jpg/)

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7567/dscf3638.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/dscf3638.jpg/)

Darth Mitchell
12-14-2010, 05:30 AM
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1296/dscf3627v.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/dscf3627v.jpg/)


Would like to see some more of the Vader/Praji display :monkey3

Prime Clone
12-20-2012, 07:18 PM
Picked up a loose Stormtrooper Luke head and swapped it. Best Luke of them all.

Thinking of doing the same with my Yavin Luke. Thoughts?

Alainator
12-20-2012, 08:52 PM
I want to get one, and is leaning towards Tatooine Luke due to what I think to be a good rendition of Luke from the overall Star Wars films, but I actually like the Jedi knight costume the most. But his surprised face looks dumb to me. I'm a new SS Star Wars noob (only got Darth Maul and Sith apprentice Anakin) so which Luke figure do you guys think is the best one out there?

None of them. Go with HT's. You get what you paid for. Worth it.

Prime Clone
12-20-2012, 11:33 PM
None of them. Go with HT's. You get what you paid for. Worth it.

Alas until HT do an Ep IV version, SS's offerings are closest to the younger Luke.

Darkarn009
12-21-2012, 05:05 AM
ANH Luke has great accessories but the storm trooper Luke sculpt is light years ahead of the ANH one.
I also like the ROTJ Luke but defiantly needs a body swap, stock one looks like a banana deprived gorilla...

Matt S
12-21-2012, 09:08 AM
With a full repaint ANH Luke is good for sure....the production paint job is AWFUL, not just the hair color

The best Luke sculpt is the Stormie Luke - production paint, while the usual subpar SSC affair, is better than ANH, and with a repaint the head is AWESOME

Prime Clone
12-22-2012, 12:24 AM
My sentiments exactly. Stormie Luke it is! Now the hard part: actually finding one ...!

Matt S
12-22-2012, 08:07 AM
My sentiments exactly. Stormie Luke it is! Now the hard part: actually finding one ...!

Good luck - its a tough set to track down for a reasonable rate

VintijDroidGutzz
12-22-2012, 08:10 AM
Yeah, it'd be awesome to see the Stormie Luke head repainted nicely, & on a HT TT with some slick 'Kato' quality tailored clothing & accessories.

That head might still be a little large though.. no? :monkey3

Prime Clone
12-22-2012, 04:42 PM
Good luck - its a tough set to track down for a reasonable rate

Thanks. Already have the set, just need a spare head to upgrade my Yavin Luke.

I daresay the loose heads are even harder to score than the set.

shadowfla
12-22-2012, 04:55 PM
Jedi is nice figure but I think Farmboy Luke is their best.

:exactly::goodpost: I agreed, with a new paint you can improve the likeness for sure..btw jedi luke is nice too..bespin (no ht;)) is out in my opinion

PJB-1138
12-23-2012, 08:14 AM
For those who haven't seen it or tried it themselves, here's my Tatooine Luke with the Stormtrooper headsculpt I did awhile back.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1869&pictureid=22552

It's actually on a Prometheus 1.0 body from SSC's Indiana Jones, which was too floppy on that figure with that heavy Indy head but works nicely for Luke. I've considered swapping the body with a slim TT, but having to redo those leg wrappings would be no small task.

VintijDroidGutzz
12-23-2012, 10:24 AM
That looks great man - nice robes!

He still looks really surprised though.. :lol

PJB-1138
12-23-2012, 12:11 PM
That looks great man - nice robes!

He still looks really surprised though.. :lol

How about two surprised looks, then?

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1661&pictureid=22175

VintijDroidGutzz
12-24-2012, 12:17 AM
They look like twins. :lol

Prime Clone
12-24-2012, 04:38 AM
For those who haven't seen it or tried it themselves, here's my Tatooine Luke with the Stormtrooper headsculpt I did awhile back.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1869&pictureid=22552

It's actually on a Prometheus 1.0 body from SSC's Indiana Jones, which was too floppy on that figure with that heavy Indy head but works nicely for Luke. I've considered swapping the body with a slim TT, but having to redo those leg wrappings would be no small task.

Thanks PJB, I came across your shots recently and thought they captured the likeness of the sculpt better than any others I've found. That's the stock standard head isn't it, no repaint?

PJB-1138
12-24-2012, 07:45 PM
Thanks PJB, I came across your shots recently and thought they captured the likeness of the sculpt better than any others I've found. That's the stock standard head isn't it, no repaint?

This particular head sculpt was sent to me by Sideshow a couple months after I complained about how poorly painted the Luke head was on my SDCC Stormtrooper set.

To be honest, it doesn't look that different than the one I first got, but major kudos to Sideshow for sending me another one free-of-charge with improved paint apps. I was impressed enough with the second one that I asked customer service if they would sell me another, to which they replied that their policy prevents it. Never hurts to ask...

Prime Clone
12-25-2012, 01:25 AM
I asked customer service if they would sell me another, to which they replied that their policy prevents it. Never hurts to ask...

Thanks, you just saved me the effort of asking them if they sold spare parts!

Magpie 7
12-27-2012, 04:25 PM
Going back to the original question, the next one will be the best whether its a Hoth Luke or X-Wing Luke.

jedibear
12-27-2012, 07:00 PM
I'm definitely looking forward to a Hoth version of him!


Somebody mentioned wanting a comparison shot...


Well. I don't have the Luke/Han Stormtrooper set and the Yavin one is, well....less than stellar, but here are the other three...

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/jedibearvt/SIDESHOW-LUKE-3UP.jpg

My personal favorite is Jedi Luke. It was the first one out of the gate for Sideshow and it still looks great on display...

Khonsu70
12-27-2012, 07:37 PM
For those who haven't seen it or tried it themselves, here's my Tatooine Luke with the Stormtrooper headsculpt I did awhile back.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1869&pictureid=22552

It's actually on a Prometheus 1.0 body from SSC's Indiana Jones, which was too floppy on that figure with that heavy Indy head but works nicely for Luke. I've considered swapping the body with a slim TT, but having to redo those leg wrappings would be no small task.

Wow, that looks really good! This sculpt of Luke is definitely the best SSC Luke to date (though I have seen some awesome repaints of "Farmer Luke" from ANH!)

jedijim3002
01-04-2013, 02:44 PM
I always love your work PJ. Ill probably be laughed off this thread but here are some of my Luke's.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/05/ypapapyp.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/05/a6yvejat.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/05/7uvu7una.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/05/byqa4e7a.jpg

Prime Clone
01-08-2013, 05:52 PM
Okay, over five years on I'm still trying to rationalize Yavin Luke.

But using this reference shot I can see a slight resemblance ...


http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2048/comparisonv.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/comparisonv.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Darkarn009
01-12-2013, 01:14 AM
Okay, over five years on I'm still trying to rationalize Yavin Luke.

But using this reference shot I can see a slight resemblance ...


http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2048/comparisonv.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/comparisonv.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
you can see the slightest resemblance if u squint. I honestly think it looks more like Barbie's boyfriend than Mark Hamill...Ken Skywalker!

jedijim3002
01-12-2013, 09:49 AM
I may be blind but I still think the Medi UU is the best ANH likeness to date.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_8635.jpghttp://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_8636.jpghttp://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_8637.jpghttp://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_8640.jpghttp://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_8641.jpghttp://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_8642.jpg

CaptnRex
01-12-2013, 05:15 PM
After getting Hot Toys Luke, none of the Sideshow Luke's are worth picking up if you don't already have them.

Yavin Luke is disgusting and SSC should have seen that themselves before it was released. The Medi and the Unison are just as bad.

SSC ROTJ Luke is still cool but I think I like it because it was SSC first SW figure.

The pressure is on SSC for the next Luke or Han they do, BIG TIME, or they'll have to stick to their superb SW Aliens and Clones.

VintijDroidGutzz
01-13-2013, 10:37 AM
After getting Hot Toys Luke, none of the Sideshow Luke's are worth picking up if you don't already have them.

Yavin Luke is disgusting and SSC should have seen that themselves before it was released.
:lol

I always thought the SSC ROTJ Luke looked a like a spooky third Olsen sister. :monkey4

jedijim3002
01-13-2013, 06:46 PM
The SS are worth picking up for custom parts. I've sold all my SS Luke heads and bodies.

Prime Clone
01-14-2013, 03:33 PM
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_8641.jpg


Yavin Luke would've been much closer without that stare.

jedijim3002
01-14-2013, 05:20 PM
Yavin Luke would've been much closer without that stare.

Or the giant bobble head. I find hot toys heads seem to be in scale with and compatible to medicoms where SS seems way too big and out of scale. Almost 1/4 size.

Damian
01-25-2013, 03:17 PM
[QUOTE=jedijim3002;5192866]I always love your work PJ. Ill probably be laughed off this thread but here are some of my Luke's.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/05/7uvu7una.jpg

Wich body did you use for the Dagobah luke? Beacuse of the arms i mean.

jedijim3002
01-25-2013, 09:16 PM
Hey Damien. I used a Bruce Lee Game of Death body. I had to snap the feet off and drill holes in the ankles to put the boots feet pegs in. I also cut the rubber off around the neck to fit the head on without having to mod the Luke neck. Not sure if it would mess with the pers if I did it the other way. The GOD body has a plastic piece inside the neck where the neck post attaches. It's secured to the body with a thick wire that allows movement. Once the rubber is removed the Luke head will slip right over the plastic piece securely.

clparker04
01-26-2013, 07:54 AM
Hi Guys just wanted to show you a repaint I did for a member on here

the before

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae37/clparker_2010/050-2_zps5662dd68.jpg

and now the after....


http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae37/clparker_2010/013-22_zpscdf9d231.jpg

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae37/clparker_2010/015-20_zps414a59d3.jpg

jedijim3002
01-26-2013, 09:23 AM
Nice paint work. Looks like he's in a force trance.

Bo Shrek
01-26-2013, 09:52 AM
I sold my SS ROTJ Luke to make funds for HT Luke...:clap
Those two should not share a shelve together.

jedijim3002
01-26-2013, 10:55 AM
^^ Agreed. Only kept accessories from mine and the cloak.