MR CE lightsabers - prototype pic

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by ob1al, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Got this in an email today - the Qui Gon CE prototype. It seems they will be resin with metal details:

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  2. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Would've been a better idea to just offer resin castings of the screen used stunt.

     
  3. shawnA2

    shawnA2 New Member

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    I wonder what the price will be.

    What's a resin saber with metal details worth?

    I think it would be a great feature if these CE's could hold a dueling blade, like the ones used in the movie. No EL lights or sound, just an accurate hilt that you could duel or display with. Maybe give it two seperate emitter plates to do so with.

    I'd hope it would be under a 100 bucks, surely.
     
  4. RedTwoX

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    Qui Gon's saber seems like a good starting point for the line. I would be interested in picking that up. However, I'm not going to get excited about it until I hear the price. Under $100 would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath. It may not be limited, but it's still an officially licensed collectable. I wouldn't be surprised to see it in the $150 - $200 range. Many "glue and paint require" resin kits run in the $100 - $200 range, and this is a finished product. However, the more you manfacture the lower the price you can sell each unit for and these are supposed to be a high volume product line.
     
  5. Gytheran

    Gytheran Sr Member

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    According to MR, the MSRP is $199.
     
  6. shawnA2

    shawnA2 New Member

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    I think that's a bit steep. Why not spend a little more and get the LE?
     
  7. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    $199 eh?

    I was hoping for more in the $100 - 150 mark.

    I do like the stands though - I actually prefer them to teh LE display cases, they will show off the sabers much better on a shelf display and take up less room.
     
  8. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    Don't forget, these will be sold by dealers and there is no longer an MR dictated pricing guidline, so depending on the profit margin for dealers the selling price might be quite different.
     
  9. rad1701

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    $199 is way too high for the MSRP. I mean come on, you can get a cool hilt and lighted blade on a Force FX saber for $100. I won't pay more than that for a CE. Like others have said, at $200 I would just opt for the LE with a nice case and better quality materials. They only cost a bit more.
     
  10. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Here's a slightly blown-up pics of the Qui Gon CE:

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  11. RedTwoX

    RedTwoX Sr Member

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    I'm not interested at $199. Unless I can find a considerable discount on eBay or a retailer, I'll be passing on the CE line. I'm not surprised by the price (see my earlier post), but it is on the high end of what I expected.

    If I can find then for $150 or less through an alternate source then I'll pick up an Obi-Wan TMP and a Sidious RotS when they become available. I certainly expect those two to turn up at some point in the product line.
     
  12. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    That's the one I'm waiting for...Sidious...I don't care for the saber at all...but I'd pay the CE price for one. For the collections sake.
     
  13. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    I wonder if we might see a Han ANH blaster, Maul or Obi ANH?
     
  14. Gytheran

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    As posted on RebelScum:


    The original post:
    http://threads.rebelscum.com/showthreaded....ed&sb=5&o=&vc=1
     
  15. Nicht Storen

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    While that prototype does look pretty good, $199 is just too much to pay for resin and metal accents. I'm hoping the fact that the CE are not going to be limited production runs will lower their MSRP.
     
  16. Gigatron

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    Best thing to do is not rush out and buy them at that price. Wait a bit until the market is flooded and retailers are * near giving them away.

    I mean you can easily pick up an MR motion tracker for $150 + shipping on ebay. I'll collect them if the price range falls between $75 and $100. If not, I'll wait a while and pick them up later for cheaper. I'll use .45 sabers as a place holder.

    -Fred
     
  17. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    I'm just going to keep chanting it--Sting FX, Sting FX....MSRP $199. Ebay? $5.99....
     
  18. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    UhhhheeerrrummmI willget youguys a goodprice onthese.uuummmerrruuhhh
     
  19. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Excellent.
     
  20. LogansRunner

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    Anyone else think $199 is way too much, I was thinking closer to 100 not 200..
     
  21. xmart

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    $75 at most for a resin saber.
    For the Qui Gon, I plAn to get both LE, and CE..or "not so possible" Signature Edition :D
     
  22. OldKen

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    how many times must i point this out?

    its rather annoying, everyone keeps saying its all resin with metal details, how do they miss the 3 words just above that from the same MR blog???

    -Machined aluminum sleeve
    -Cast resin body and metal details


    derka, the outer metal looking part IS metal its machined aluminum, the inner hand grip black part (that was prob resin in the movie anyway) is the only resin part. :unsure

    still more than i wanted to pay, but something tells me we will be able to get them cheaper ahhhhhhem :rolleyes
     
  23. Jockavich

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    I would have thought they would have done the inside section of the saber injection molded plastic. It will be interesting to see how long the resin lasts before the paint starts to chip?
     
  24. tripoli

    tripoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Almost resin saber and then noting the grip is resin and then saying its not mostly resin? Whose eyes need to be opened....
    You do know the grip is almost the entire portion of the saber don't you? With a shel and some metal fittings as noted.
     
  25. Darth_Nickel

    Darth_Nickel Well-Known Member

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    I was disappointed when I saw the price. I would have thought these would have been a little cheaper. I'll be interested to see how much the actually sell for. I think they are a good idea, but not at 200.00. I would rather buy a LE for that price.
     
  26. Megatron

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    I like the stand. It takes up less room but offers a nice view.

    I would buy the stand for my other sabers..
     
  27. LogansRunner

    LogansRunner Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Good point. :)
     
  28. Lello999

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    HI I cntacted my dealer asking for his price. He wasn´t sure yet, but told me that MR did increase the price tag, but he´s going to give me the best price he can (but for that price I think the LE is the saber to get)

    I´m not sure if I like the stand with a Rebel, Imperial what ever logo on it. I think the CAD file really looked good and without the "Star Wars" it would have looked good as well

    Domenik
     
  29. AndySertin

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    Well, you simply have to look at the quality you recieve for the price you pay..... I'm postive these will look and feel great, the problem is that the piece itself is unable to warrent a price of 130 or more, because the extra cost of LE isn't much more, but the quality is not comparable.

    *For the record I have yet to see the CEs but am famliar with most types of Resin and "affordable" sabers.... ;)
     
  30. Gytheran

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    There is a huge difference bewteen good and bad resin casting.

    Look at it this way... you're paying $20-30 for the stand, so you're left with a Licensed(this does affect price) $170-$180 FINISHED resin AND metal lightsaber hilt. I don't think that's too bad. And that price is the higherest you're looking to pay. There are really good dealers out there that offer deals on MR's products. I will definitely be trying this product line out at some point. :)
     

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