Complimentary Vader EpIII Scaled Replica

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by temponaut, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    FedEx just paid me an unexpected visit.

    The carrier gave me a medium-sized package from Master Replicas, which I thought might be my 2006 MR Membership package arriving earlier than anticipated.

    But when I opened it up, I found a Darth Vader Episode III Scaled Replica, together with the following note:


    This is a welcome surprise. MR has disappointed a lot of its customers with the problems and delays related to its various helmet lines. But I have to give MR credit for taking this (expensive) step to show its regret in a tangible way.

    I am not a collector of the .45-scale sabers (this is my first), but this little Vader hilt will make a nice companion piece for my .45-scale Riddell Vader helmet (even though they are from different films :) ).

    Thanks, MR. :thumbsup

    {EDIT} Spelling and clarity.
     
  2. Deric

    Deric Sr Member

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    Wha..... no pictures??? :unsure
     
  3. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I believe it's the same .45-scale Vader Ep.III replica sold through the MR site. In other words, nothing exclusive.

    I figured everyone's already seen what it looks like. :)

    Master Replicas: Darth Vader EpIII Scaled Replica
     
  4. Prop Runner

    Prop Runner Sr Member

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    Maybe if MR used a spell checker, they'd experience less QC problems... Just a thought. :p

    Aside from that completely irrelevant remark, I think it's a very nice gesture of good will toward their customers. :thumbsup

    - Gabe
     
  5. sapper36

    sapper36 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is cool - I wonder if they'll check my ordering record & see I already have that one & send something else (Say the .45 ESB Vader saber - hint - hint)
     
  6. tripoli

    tripoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Definately cool to see and a great way for MR to sooth those that have been burned lately. Good to see them take some initiative finally at handling customers who have up to now just waited to hear whats happening.
     
  7. Probe Droid

    Probe Droid Master Member

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    That don't suck. :thumbsup
     
  8. Vandark

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    YAY. I just got one too. VERY happy.

    I love this saber, thanks MR.
     
  9. Deric

    Deric Sr Member

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    You know for some reason I thought you meant a scaled helmet :rolleyes

     
  10. PantheraGem

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    They must be having a lot of orders cancelled. This is a good way to keep people interested though. Congrats on the saber. Wonder if they'll send out any of the gold ones....
     
  11. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :) I can see how you might have thought that. Especially since the thread title doesn't actually say "saber."


    I wonder if the freebie will make any customers change their minds about cancelling.

    I wonder if any customers who cancelled now wish they hadn't.

    And I wonder if any customers who have been planning to cancel will now delay cancelling until they receive their freebies... and then cancel.
     
  12. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    A nice gesture...well done MR....

    I'd like to see pics as well :p.

    :cheers,

    Thomas
     
  13. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    I also think it was a nice gesture.

    I haven't seen the .45 Vader either. I own the .45 Palpatine and really like it. Post some pics if you get the chance please.
     
  14. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    "NOOOOOOO.."
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    :p




    Thanks, Wackychimp, for hosting.
     
  15. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Okay, will do. :)

    I'll take some shots of the .45 together with the 1:1 for comparison (unless someone else beats me to it). Give me a day or two. My 1:1 is in storage.
     
  16. tripoli

    tripoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A lot of customers DO feel they have been burned given the flaws that shipped out and the delays. Read the threads on the shipping and delays here, read the post at Rebelscum, absolutely not a poor choice of words.

    For MR to take the action of sending out the minis also shows they feel its a bit more than just a normal business delay.
    Kudos for them to consider such and take the initiative to take the high ground on the public relations.
     
  17. tripoli

    tripoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I did not order the helmet, so no free swag for me.
    And again, obviously the people in charge at MR felt it was an issue as they took the action of sending the minis out.
    I am surprised you are so irked that I would post objectively about the situation.
     
  18. soltic

    soltic Active Member

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    Got mine, definitely think it's a nice gesture - haven't forgot about me :thumbsup

    -Rod
     
  19. BoBoDohn

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    Hmmm. Not sure if I'm getting one. My helmet arrived with a slight scuff that I was able to clean up with Novus.

    Maybe I shoulda complained :)>
     
  20. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Question to those of you who have received the complimentary scaled saber:

    What version of the Vader helmet do you have on order?

    Mine is the double sig.
     
  21. Darth Bill

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    Well, for what it's worth, *I* just came home to find a FedEx package between our doors with one of these mini-sabers in it....


    ...and, you might recall, I was the guy who was happy with his Vader helmet.

    A completely unexpected bonus.... and, to be sure, a pleasant one. :D

    Many thanks to Master Replicas for making my purchase that much better. :D :D




    Russ
     
  22. Star Wars Helmets

    Star Wars Helmets Sr Member

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    Very nice thought from MR.

    Is this just the Vader's, or can those of us who received dodgy Clonetroopers (or nothing at all) also expect to receive one?

    Cheers

    Jez
     
  23. BoBoDohn

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    Got my answer today :) Thanks MR.
     
  24. Lord_Gita

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    Doubtful, especially for the Special Ops since we all ordered through dealers.
     
  25. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    Agreed. There's no reason the Spec Ops helmet owners will get one, especially since they will NOT EVER get what they actually paid for... :lol :rolleyes
     

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