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I like Kubricks and am fascinated by the odd stuff they have tackled.  The difficulties in finding them and the lack of available info on them, is what eventually turned me off with collecting.  As I said earlier, I have a handful.  Mostly Star Wars.  I have a few from Ultraman, Disney, and a few odd balls.  Creature From The Black Lagoon is a favorite.  Tarkin is a great figure, but the ears are odd.

 

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On 9/1/2018 at 9:54 AM, buttheadsmate said:

 

 

 

I am one short of having the entire (100%) SW Kubrick collection ........I refuse to pay $300+ for any mini figure .  It will come one day . 

 

 

Last night on ebay I scored the final character that completes my Star Wars kubrick collection .......DX4 Imperial Commander  :banana:   'He' wasn't cheap but ... 

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10 hours ago, buttheadsmate said:

Last night on ebay I scored the final character that completes my Star Wars kubrick collection .......DX4 Imperial Commander  :banana:   'He' wasn't cheap but ... 

Big congrats! That is one hell of a collection to complete.

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Congrats! One of the oddest Kubricks I ever got was Tom Cruise's wife from Minority Report, with a bag of eyeballs.

 

Not that odd, I guess, but a deep cut.

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5 hours ago, buttheadsmate said:

Almost as difficult as completing a Walgreens Minimate collection . :unsure:

Let me know who you're missing, maybe I can help. Or at least keep an eye out. 

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1 hour ago, DSTZach said:

Let me know who you're missing, maybe I can help. Or at least keep an eye out. 

Thanks Zach that's very kind of you to offer but I'll be actually up to speed with everything very soon :thumbsup:  God bless my fellow MMMV members.

 

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Just out of the blue I realised that ( after several years) there are some new kubrick releases https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/60546/New-Grand-Theft-Auto-Kubrick-Sets-Coming-September-14 

I'm wondering whether these are just a 'one-off' but it would seem (to me) unlikely that Medicom would just produce a few box sets & then just put the line back into hibernation ?

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They're not dead!

 

How strange.  I will say that Grand Theft Auto has had an odd history with collectibles, though.  They released a single, 1/6 scale figure that was manufactured by Sideshow, but only sold on Rock Star's website:

http://toyhaven.blogspot.com/2011/10/grand-theft-auto-iii-10th-year.html

It was weird in that I wasn't aware of any other Sideshow figures, particularly at that time, that weren't also sold on Sideshow's website. And SSC was far from the go-to for exclusive 1/6 figures (most companies would look to Hot Toys).  Hopefully more Kubricks are on the way!

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Didn't Kubrick produce GTA sets back in the mid-2000s? I remember running a behind the scenes article in ToyFare about their photo shoot for the GTA III toys, where they set a toy car on fire. Looks like they also did Vice City and San Andreas. With 5-packs for IV, V and VI, that'll be six sets, 30 characters, more than they do for most licenses.

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There most certainly have been previous 4 GTA sets &, for a while, the last incarnation (San Andreas) was extremely hard to get hold of . You'll note that these new sets are ,confusingly, set IV (4) ,set V(5) & ...er...set V(5) 'Heist Edition' . 

Information on kubricks is always sparse but this list is invaluable  http://www.zachd.com/kubricks/kubricks.html   .

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I can't believe that guy was still updating that page as of 2017!  You might want to copy and save that text in case the page stops going live at some point.  Notice he provides a link to the defunct Kubrick Nation forum. I see that Medicom has their own historical list of Kubs with pictures here: http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/prod/1/

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I’ve done just that with saving his info. I’ve even saved most of the pictures from his image cache as well. 

He’s a really nice guy to talk with. I contacted him through eBay a while back and he was very helpful. 

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2 of these GTA box sets arrived today & on first inspection they are pretty little items. It's never wise to compare kubricks with minimates so I shan't be doing that without saying that kubricks are almost an entirely different beast & most importantly  bigger than 'mates. 

That said I'll also say that I am no gamer & I have very little concept of who these characters are, they are unknown to me . 

What I want to say is that these 'civilian' type characters are packaged superbly , I was once the guy that printed this type of stuff & it is just superb .

Medicom have (almost) done away with hairpieces ,each character either has a moulded head with hair or has a hat /mask & it works ...it works well .

Each character has an accessory & I'm guessing that these would be 'obvious' to anybody who 'games' . Medicom have always nailed their characters with small /simple hand held accessories which ultimately are almost a part of the character ........I'm thinking 'Lost' kubricks where each character had that accessory that you associated him/her with on the TV show.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, karamazov80 said:

I can't believe that guy was still updating that page as of 2017!  You might want to copy and save that text in case the page stops going live at some point.  Notice he provides a link to the defunct Kubrick Nation forum. I see that Medicom has their own historical list of Kubs with pictures here: http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/prod/1/

I have a hard copy which I constantly refer to ,it's invaluable . There are several items that he doesn't seem to list ....perhaps it's because their (Japanese) names are unfathomable . 

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