Sideshow 1:1 Yoda bust!

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by BobFett, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. BobFett

    BobFett Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sideshow is killing me with this stuff...
     
  2. sithmasterjedi

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    did you see the lifesize R2 and 3PO?
     
  3. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nothing like him, it looks. Hideous, it is. :p

    Nice.. :thumbsup
     
  4. Zottig

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  5. sithmasterjedi

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Zottig @ Jul 20 2006, 01:43 AM) [snapback]1284202[/snapback]</div>
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    Interesting twist... I'd have bet MR would have been the ones.

    Ben
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    Actually, I thought they were supposed to. I guess not.
     
  6. Zottig

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    Well they'd have to be more accurate (read: way too expensive.) The threepio isn't metalized and doesn't seem as accurate as the Don Post even. The R2 isn't bad, but as an R2Builder I've seen far better :)

    Sideshow makes me think these are big toys rather than "prop replicas." Replicas would be FAR too expensive.


    Ben
     
  7. sithmasterjedi

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    I'm kinda hopeing your right. I like the R2 but I don't have 3-4 grand to spend.
     
  8. dblank

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    WOW. That Yoda looks great.
     
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  11. Benkenove

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    DAMNED... that is amazing but... why didnt they make the full Yoda, instead of the bust ??? the difference would be really small... (they have head + hands + robes... only need feet and cane).

    What a pity :$ the sculpt is amazing, the best I have seen ...
     
  12. Cyberman

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    Looks a bit fat from this view though :unsure

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  13. Zottig

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    This bothers me the more I think about it... How are MR and Sideshow determining what they will produce? Are the two companies cooperating at some level?

    Usually product licensing doesn't have overlaps. In other words, Hasbro isn't going to be licensed to make action figures while Mattel also gets a license to do the same.

    There is usually a license to make, in this case, prop replicas and it would seem Master Replicas got that license.

    Now Hasbro sub-licensed their license to make 12” figures to Sideshow and that explains why Hasbro's 12" line suddenly ended... but are these things considered prop replicas by Sideshow? Are they merely "big action figures?" If not negotiated beforehand, I can totally see MR saying... “Hey. We have the license to make those.”


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  14. vaderdarth

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    just goes to show you that companies with all the money in the world can't compare with the stuff made by the folks right here on this board... :)
     
  15. OPPI

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    <div class='quotetop'>(vaderdarth @ Jul 20 2006, 07:54 AM) [snapback]1284350[/snapback]</div>

    I'll second that any day.

    Dan
     
  16. Cyberman

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    Looks a bit off here aswell... I'd have spent more time on the proportions instead of looking at it from one angle, myself. Its a pity as it is obviously well sculpted but its not quite there for me. The jowls look to big and some of the wrinkles look wrong, especially around the bridge of the nose.

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  17. scattrap

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    I love this sculpt, it seems to have captured the attitude, although I recall seeing a sculpt that came from somebody at disney that TK409 had that was the best i had seen.

    Still good though, Sideshow dose good work. But I am curious to there price tag on the R2. :)
     
  18. Zottig

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    <div class='quotetop'>(scattrap @ Jul 20 2006, 09:09 AM) [snapback]1284389[/snapback]</div>
    I'm betting everyone is. I wonder if they just haven't decided final numbers yet, or are just trying to hype and tease (that's where my money is.) I mean someone has obviously done a cost feasability study and the project got the green light to proceed.

    The more I look at the Threepio the more it looks off in my opinion.

    The Yoda is similar, it's off. I really can't explain why I feel that way, it's just... off.

    I wonder though if that was done on purpose. None of the licensed stuff comes "too close" to being 100% accurate. It's almost as if they were paranoid about having 100% accurate replicas of the characters out there.


    Ben
     
  19. Cyberman

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Zottig @ Jul 20 2006, 01:20 PM) [snapback]1284395[/snapback]</div>
    The Yoda is similar, it's off. I really can't explain why I feel that way, it's just... off.

    I wonder though if that was done on purpose. None of the licensed stuff comes "too close" to being 100% accurate. It's almost as if they were paranoid about having 100% accurate replicas of the characters out there.


    Ben
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    Could explain why all licensed Vader helmets have the checkboard gunmetal/black masking, the faces, the wrong way around

    Cyb.
     
  20. Darth-Shawn

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    I think fan made is the only way..............
     
  21. Zottig

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Darth-Shawn @ Jul 20 2006, 10:05 AM) [snapback]1284421[/snapback]</div>
    I would agree in most cases, but sadly those who paid lots of money to Mr. Lucas for the right to make these would all but certainly disagree.


    I have heard interesting things about this Fred Barton fellow who is associated with the R2 and Threepio. Apparently he's quite adamant about making sure his right to Robbie the Robot are uninfringed.

    Though Sideshow, and presumably not Mr. Barton, is the license holder in this case.

    Well I certainly hope things donÂ’t come crashing down in the R2 and 3po building worlds.


    Ben
     
  22. Terminator Crazy

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Darth-Shawn @ Jul 20 2006, 02:05 PM) [snapback]1284421[/snapback]</div>
    I realy hope they chromeplate that Hunter Killer or it will suck bigtime..My hunter I made is plated and looks great...Same with C-3PO..I have asked them to do it...We will see what happens.
     

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