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Lifesize AOTC Yoda... What to do??
#1
Okay, I'm torn. I really really want this piece.

First, I have to get past the fact that it would cost me more than $500!!! But, I can sell some other stuff from my collection to cover it, so that can be taken care of. Besides, I don't really buy the toys anymore, so I might want to indulge once in a while and focus on the more "high-end" items.

But, having just been layed off from my job, I obviously could not justify such an expense. So, I'll have to wait. My intention (or, HOPE) is that I will actually land a job that pays MORE than my current one. But who knows what the future holds.

Anyway, the main reason I am torn is because I have seen detailed photos of this piece. However, I'm actually seeing two very different Yodas here, though they are technically the same licensed piece. It is from Rubies Costumes (who can produce equal amounts of quality and shit) so you never know. Anyway, here are the photos:

From the EntertainmentEarth.com site listing for the product:

<img src="http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images//AUTOIMAGES/RU909888LG.jpg" alt="" />

Okay. So, that looks like ass, right? But, wait! Here is the same Yoda product that was on display at the Rubies booth at Celebrtaion II (where they were actually taking pre-orders for it):

<img src="http://www.starwars.com/community/feature/20020503/pictureviewer/img/16.jpg" alt="" />

Okay, now these look like two completely different products to me. The coloring and the pose don't even match up. Yet they are technically the same. So, which one is it?? I'm DEFINITELY not shelling out all those clams if it looks like the one pictured at Entertainment Earth.

What to do?

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#2
I think they both look pretty fucking bad. The second is just a *little* better.
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#3
Really? I love the 2nd one (the one from Celebration II). I've seen tons of pictures of it from many different angles. And, to me, it really does look like the AOTC Yoda even down to the coloring and the facial details. But that first one... ick!!!
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#4
The first one looks like Andy Rooney.
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#5
If I had money to burn, the second one would be the way to go.

Does he come with any sound-effects or anything?
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#6
I think the first one may be a pre-production prototype, before they finalised the pose and coloring? It would make sense that they'd want to get the images up as soon as possible to get the pre-orders. It does look like ass-pie though.

The second one looks cool. Hell, if you like it, $500 is nothing. It'd be worth twice that once they sell out, and you should never let personal circumstance stop you buying things you love. I should know, I bought a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 while unemployed and never regretted it. You can survive for over month without food you know.
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#7
Yes buy it (the 2nd one). I bought a Stormtrooper from Sharper Image for 15 large with scholarship money. I've never regretted it.
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#8
You cats may need to hit a 12 step meeting.
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#9
For someone who never has anything nice to say about Star Wars or its fans, you sure do frequent the Star Wars threads a lot.

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#10
Hey it's Poxy Von No Sense of Humor.
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#11
You have no idea.
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#12
Yes, I am sure I could never fully grasp the extent of your lack of humor.
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#13
*yawn*
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#14
Carl...don't. Giant dust collector that is. Ware off the novelty will. Be out $500 large you will.

That kind of stuff is kinda fun to dream about. Hell I always wanted to get Han in Carbonite if only to hang christmas stockings on every December.

But unless you're rolling in cash or your kids are spoken for, I wouldn't pick it up if I were you.

Especially if you want any of the lightsaber hilts that are supposedly still coming.

If you want something cool and expensive, go for the arcade game. Fun for the whole family that is...
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#15
Dan, would you please provide me your complete address, floor plans of your residence, as well as your daily work schedule. In addition, if there are any fireproof safes or other secure storage devices in your residence, please supply the location and entry codes. You can private message this information to me or e-mail me. Thank you.
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#16
I'm confused....I thought Masters Replica was the only official prop people? Who are Rubies? (But then, I geuss Yoda isn't really a prop technically)

HE looks like a little leprachaun.
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#17
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prala:
I'm confused....I thought Masters Replica was the only official prop people? Who are Rubies? (But then, I geuss Yoda isn't really a prop technically)

HE looks like a little leprachaun.

Rubies are the official costume folks.
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#18
Quote:

trippingbillie41:
Dan, would you please provide me your complete address, floor plans of your residence, as well as your daily work schedule. In addition, if there are any fireproof safes or other secure storage devices in your residence, please supply the location and entry codes. You can private message this information to me or e-mail me. Thank you.

Certainly. Amazing Fantasy #15 hangs on the wall in my home office, which is located on the ground floor. The back door leads directly into my office, and the spare key is hidden...

Hey.

Wait a minute.

Why you diabolical...
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#19
Curses! Foiled again! Well played...Clerk.
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#20
gotcha. ok!
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#21
I got the original Yoda replica for graduation 6 years ago (god I feel old...) and let me tell you, he's a barrel of fun., especially when moving. I have to strap him in the front seat of my car with a seat belt...I get some great double takes on the highway.

also, you can decorate him for the holidays. I have a batman costume designed to be put on a dog which yoda sports during the halloween season, he's got a set of reindeer ears...bunny ears...a party hat...

these replicas are definitely high-maintenanc items. The dust that has gathered in my replica is impossible to eradicate form all the crevices of yooda's wrinkly fore head, and some of the paint is already deteriating ever so slightly on the tips of his ears.

He's still got all of his hair though...

Replicas like this are always fun to have around, but if it hadn't been a gift that my aunt thought it was my destimny to own, I would have never spent the cash on it.
so, the morel: sucker someone else into buying it for you...

the replica i own was around $300 when I recieved it. the re-sale value now is pretty much the same if you check E-BAY
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#22
Well, I do own a lifesize Watto that was part of the Pepsi promotions for TPM 3 years ago. And I paid a whopping $0 for it, winning it in a sweepstakes at my nearby Publix.
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#23
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Carl Cunningham:
Well, I do own a lifesize Watto that was part of the Pepsi promotions for TPM 3 years ago. And I paid a whopping $0 for it, winning it in a sweepstakes at my nearby Publix.

I am officially no longer talking to you (turns head and pouts)
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#24
i have to agree--replicas are fun to have around--but WAAAY better as gifts. my dad would have never gotten himself the han solo blaster, but we were at a loss of what to get him. it worked out nicely.

has anyone gotten stuff for themselves? or do you generally get it as gifts?
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#25
I'd buy it for myself. Hell, I don't know anyone who I'd be willing to buy a $250 lightsaber for that would enjoy it anywhere near that I would. This is why I need a geekish girlfriend.
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#26
are you asking me out?


no, seriously, i WOULD buy stuff for myself, but its so much easier to rely on the kindness of others.
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