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Star Wars Kubricks!

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What do you think of them.

Like'em or Hate'em, Post'em Here!

What I think: They look cool,though I don't own any.

(Since I didn't make the first Lego Topic, I used Kubrick instead.)

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Star Wars Kubricks in a nutshell are superb .

Almond? Pecan? Coconut?

Considers making a joke about the size of BHM's Nuts then thinks better of it!

T.

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I hate to say it, but I am a fan of the SW Kubricks. I just wish DST made SW Minimates.

I have about 2 dozen Kubricks and about 1/3 are Star Wars. I need to pick up an Imperial Officer and Tarkin, but both seem to be rare. Vader is my favorite, but his helmet is a tad out of scale to allow for the sections.

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i like them and would get more but:

1 they are exspensive

2 they are hard find

3 they come out with the wierdest characters

that being said I have my Boba Fett hanging with solid snake, Wash the stampede, and mass production EVA at work.

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Star Wars Kubricks in a nutshell are superb .

Almond? Pecan? Coconut?

Considers making a joke about the size of BHM's Nuts then thinks better of it!

T.

An SAS Truck load of nuts :P

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If you decide on buying some Kubricks beware ebay sellers using the term 'Full sets'. Minimate sellers try the same trick & it's a practise that sucks. I guess most of us realise that Kubricks often have Secret Chase items & these 'Full sets' that are offered invariably do not include these Secrets. That may not be a problem to you but beware of it. Always try & get the 'blind-boxes' they are packaged in as well, these are considered by many to be 'part of the collection' .......

.....here endeth the sermon!

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Good advice from BHM.

I usually don't keep the boxes, but realize people like to have them. I rarely sell anyway.

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I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for making this new Kubrick section possible. Due, in large part, to you bringing these things to my attention, I just spent nearly 100 bucks on four figures.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...bayphotohosting

. . .jerks. Now I've got to go rob a bank so I can afford the others.

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I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for making this new Kubrick section possible. Due, in large part, to you bringing these things to my attention, I just spent nearly 100 bucks on four figures.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...bayphotohosting

. . .jerks. Now I've got to go rob a bank so I can afford the others.

Superb set & worth every dollar. Check out this guys auctions http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZmathewt11

.....I would say his prices are high but in the ball-park,for future refence.

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Well, as mentioned above, I got the Early Bird set last week (basic, episode IV figures of Luke, Leia, Chewy, and R2-D2). It actually came in on Wednesday. That is 3 business days after I ordered it. From Japan. Amazing.

Now, in addition to those I have the basic, series 2 Han Solo, the TRU exclusive medallion-wearing Luke from the end of Episode IV, the series 7 Leia and Lando in their disguises from the beginning of Jedi, and the series 5 Jedi Luke with black glove (guy who I won the Early Bird set from included it for free!). I really love these guys. I now need the other, essential figures from the "Original Trilogy," (3PO, Obi Wan, Vader, Boba Fett, regular Lando, Storm Trooper, etc.) and I might even shell out for the 400% Boba Fett at some point.

Just when I was getting a bit satisfied with my Minimate collection, these damn things had to come along. I seriously need to graduate and get myself a real job. And apart from my toys, I am such a pragmatic, conservative spender of money.

This is not healthy behavior. They are "crackbricks." And then there are those damn Alien-Kubricks I've been pining over since last year, and that 400% Alien and Jack Skellington, and the Lost Kubricks, and the upcoming Indy 2 pack, and the Rocketeer, and the Muppets, and this fucking thing, that I'm going to spend a fortune on one of these days:

http://toybotstudios.blogspot.com/2005/11/...gear-solid.html

Jesus this is depressing :(

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I think they look great and I collect a lot of Star Wars stuff but the only one of these that I have is Boba Fett and he is so awesome. There are lot of others I want but they are just too expensive for my taste.

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I think they look great and I collect a lot of Star Wars stuff but the only one of these that I have is Boba Fett and he is so awesome. There are lot of others I want but they are just too expensive for my taste.

I was lucky (?) enough to buy the bulk of my SW & Marvel Kubricks from a 'get out' collector & I have subsequently strived to keep the collections complete. I am currently negotiating Series 8 (9 figures),the latest carded toy fair exclusive (1 figure) & a boxed set (Speeder bike + figure).........Optimistically :( $750 + shipping!

It's insane.

Oh yeah ,Series 9 has been heralded :ohmy:

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I was lucky (?) enough to buy the bulk of my SW & Marvel Kubricks from a 'get out' collector & I have subsequently strived to keep the collections complete. I am currently negotiating Series 8 (9 figures),the latest carded toy fair exclusive (1 figure) & a boxed set (Speeder bike + figure).........Optimistically :( $750 + shipping!

It's insane.

Oh yeah ,Series 9 has been heralded :ohmy:

Thankfully, I don't like the new films, and I don't even feel the need to get all the original trilogy figures. Otherwise, I would most certainly be in the poorhouse. I saw that Darth Maul with his little vehicle is going for, at least, $160-170 on eBay. Seems like both of the Speeder bike sets go for $120+ as well (add 50 or 60 dollars for the one with Luke and Leia).

Yesterday morning, I saw the elusive alligator-head Naked Snake Kub on eBay going for $120 shipped, and I had the hardest time not buying it. Luckily, some other fool bought the thing after it being available for a couple of hours. Otherwise, I think, in a moment of weakness, that I would have bought the damn thing. And I used to think that $30-40 for a single Minimate was nuts.

A guy on one of the Star Wars boards posted that once you pay $100+ for one of the Kubrick variants, that future variants at similar prices are a lot easier to justify buying. How frightening is that? Seriously, crackbricks.

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After much deliberation I recently secured the 2007 Mail-Away Star Wars 5 pack. I received them today but I just can't bring myself to open the box so here are a few pictures which you perhaps might like to see.post-638-1214252204_thumb.jpgpost-638-1214252232_thumb.jpgpost-638-1214252281_thumb.jpgpost-638-1214252313_thumb.jpg

OK not stunning pictures but I thought you'd like to see them.

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Edited by buttheadsmate

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I really like that Snowtrooper. I think Medicom scans my brain to see which figures I want and then they make them the chases! I really want Tarkin and the Imperial Officer (some say its Veers). I'd also like the Snowtrooper but don't think I want the whole boxset. I'll break down and buy them eventually I guess.

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I really like that Snowtrooper. I think Medicom scans my brain to see which figures I want and then they make them the chases! I really want Tarkin and the Imperial Officer (some say its Veers). I'd also like the Snowtrooper but don't think I want the whole boxset. I'll break down and buy them eventually I guess.
That Degobah Luke makes me drool. I really admire BHM's ability to keep them contained. I would've ripped that bad boy open immediately. Edited by karamazov80

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Is there really a tiny Yoda on his back? Thats so freakin cool! DST should do one like that with AOA Sabretooth & a tiny wild child =)

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Is there really a tiny Yoda on his back? Thats so freakin cool! DST should do one like that with AOA Sabretooth & a tiny wild child =)

http://www.kubricknation.com/forums/viewto...sc&start=30

I'm not certain that there was ever anything cooler in the history of man. . .

--edit: I got Boba Fett in the mail today. I think that he may well be my favorite Kubrick so far. . .after my MGS2 Snake, of course. "

!!" Edited by karamazov80

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Well, I've gotten nearly all the essential Star Wars figures that I need at this point (minus some of the cool chase and costume variants), but the one core good guy I'm missing is 3PO. So, an auction popped up with him a few days ago, and I happily bid immediately. Now, look at this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...I:IT&ih=006

The auction started at $9.99, and I was initially willing to pay as much as $25 ($30 shipped). At this point, with almost a day still remaining, I fully expect this to get up to at least $45 before the auction is over.

Can anyone explain this to me? I haven't seen a regular 3PO in an auction by itself over the last month, but still, I just don't understand this. I've only seen a few Greedo and Obi Wan auctions--figures that were also 1 per case of 12--and they never got over $20-30 on a good day (for the seller, that is). The same guy is selling those, as well as the Tusken Raider, Lando (also from series 3), and others that are 1 per case of 12, but many of these don't even have bids, and none of them is over $20 yet! I guess 3PO is just too popular for me to afford. This is really depressing, b/c I have no idea when he might show up on eBay again :(

(just wanted to vent :) )

Edited by karamazov80

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Karamazov80 ,for God's stop wingeing about that bloody C3PO...it's not as if it's a Minimate,you know ......something important ;)

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Karamazov80 ,for God's stop wingeing about that bloody C3PO...it's not as if it's a Minimate,you know ......something important ;)

:D

Funny thing is, right after I posted this I did think, "man, I sound like a real whiny bastard," and I considered deleting it. Ah, the frustrations of toy collecting. What a difficult life it is that I live where this is what I concern myself with :)

Edited by karamazov80

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