What sabers will MR do in CE?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Banquo Fett, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Banquo Fett

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  2. Gytheran

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    I think it's possible. Since the CE line is using resin, I could see MR making all resin council sabers.
     
  3. JediCarl

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    I hope they do all of them as CEs, because that line is not meant for diehard prop replica people. The LEs will continue to serve that purpose. Rather, the CEs will be for the rest of collectors and hobbyists out there who would like some cool lightsaber replicas without having to spend a small fortune on them.

    Also, the explosion in "Star Wars" costuming had a huge impact as well because MR is aware that there are many folks who would buy decent lightsaber replicas for their costumes as long as they didn't have to spend $300-400 on each one and worry about its f'in collectability.

    But I'm sure the prop elitists will start their wailing and gnashing of teeth on this soon, right on cue.
     
  4. Gytheran

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    Carl, why the drama? :confused
     
  5. Banquo Fett

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    Somebody's got a LOT of strong opinions. Maybe a little anger too. Gooood. It gives you FOCUS.

    B)
     
  6. JediCarl

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    My apologies. It's just that spending too much time in MR or SDS/AA related threads on the internet can have that affect on a person. [​IMG]

    Seriously, though, I figured I would launch a pre-emptive strike (i.e., a nice dose of rationality) against those who will inevitably bash MR over this CE line.
     
  7. Banquo Fett

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    I seriously wasn't looking to bash. And I agree with some of what you say. I think the CE line is cool, and I know the LEs I've bought weren't bad buys cause I love 'em AND I bought them aftermarket for reduced prices. :D


    I just wonder what sabers they'll do and what I want to do with my collection....
     
  8. arkangel

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    From a business perspective, it would make sense to do past LE's in the CE format (especially if most of the tooling can be reused), but personally I hope that only new and future releases will be done in CE format. I'd be lying to say otherwise.
    For me the cool factor of the LEs, of which I own 11 of now, really isn't whether or not they retain their monetary value, but that they are limited. It's kind of cool that there are only 2500 of this one and 1750 of that one. Thrill of the hunt and all that.
    It probably shouldn't, but the introduction of visually identical, unlimited runs of the same LE sabers in CE format takes something away from the LE's uniqueness for me, regardless of what material lies beneath the paint.
    There's still a whole world of Star Wars props begging to be done without having to go this route, imo (and this is assuming that they ARE going to redo the whole LE line). I've been a huge supporter of MR since it's inception (still am) but I'm not keen on seeing past LEs redone. At the end of the day, however, I'm thankful for the great pieces MR has made since becoming the official licensee, so I'll get off my soapbox.

    Edited: for bitchiness. :lol
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  9. JediCarl

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    That's a good question and I think most of us are curious about which sabers MR will end up doing as CEs.

    One thing to consider is that the lower cost and completely open-ended nature of the line might eventually mean we'll see different, more obscure sabers that might otherwise be more risky to do as full-out LEs. And if those sold well, perhaps they'd be done in LE as well.

    Just speculating, of course, but this should be an interesting line. I liked the pic of the Qui-Gon CE and that new display piece is quite cool.
     
  10. defyitall

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    I really hope they do a TPM or AOTC Obi Wan and a Tyranus. They're my favorite designs but I have a hard time paying the MR or Larbel price for a hilt alone; unless it's for a costume or something.
     
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    They should do a CE Darth Maul saber in resin because then it would actually be accurate.

    They should do the generic council member sabers in the CE line too.

    Adam
     
  13. cayman shen

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    *chants*
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    who do we love?

    MUNDI.
     
  14. Gigatron

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    Personally, I'd like to see all the PT sabers done in CE fashion. Here's why; right now my PT saber collection is exclusively .45 scale sabers and as much as I absolutely love the little buggers, they don't jive with the rest of my collection.

    I cant afford the $370 price tags for the LEs, so if these CEs come in at $75 - $100 price range, I'd seriously consider expanding into the fullsize PT arena. And I'm sure a lot more people would do the same.

    Here's a question for the anti-CE (or SE/LE elitist) people: Why should the size of one's pocketbook dictate whether or not they can have a nice display piece? Because I'm not rich, I can't have a nice, officially licensed, PT saber? Gee, thanks. Instead of worrying about your investment, consider people who have other financial responsibilities. We're not out to make you poor, just to enjoy Star Wars.

    -Fred
     
  15. cayman shen

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    I understand people trying to protect an investment--I mean, it probably will undercut the value of the sabers they have if they're reissued. And unfortunately, there are things I won't have because of finances (Gigatron, I appreciate the sentiment, but there will always be those with bigger pocketbooks, ergo, cooler toys).

    Still, I'm not going to complain if a company gives me an affordable product. (199 is right for an LE IMO, too much for the CE).

    Did those with real minty Graflexes feel screwed by Park's replicas? No. Real flash owners can say "I have a real flash." Replica owners can enjoy an affordable saber. This may be a disaster or a win win. I'm going to wait and see what happens. Maybe I'll save all that money and buy a lathe/mill.
     
  16. Havoc

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    If they can hit that $75-100 mark with the FX line and all the electronics included, I just cant fathom why they cant with some resin and a metal sleeve.

    and it really boils down to what type of collecter are you, one that collects for sentimental value or one that collects for monetary value.
     
  17. Gigatron

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    I totally agree, if you have the money, go out and buy the coolest thing you can afford BUT, don't get whiney because I have something that LOOKS like yours. Don't deny someone the pleasure of having something nice just because it cost less than yours.

    That's like Lamborghini owners having a hissy fit because the guy with the pontiac fiero put a lambo body kit on his car. Real Lambo owners will know the difference and that's what matters. When it comes time to sell, the guy with fiero and kit is not going to get the same money that the guy with the real car will get.

    -Fred
     
  18. tripoli

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    Unfortunately, the hard core collectors that are concerened about the value as much as the quality are getting ticked off at the thought of an unlimited line like the ce's. If MR is going to produce them, they need to keep them different enough in quality AND price to make a signifigant diffrence in collectors eyes. If MR does not do so, they are going to loose a large base of purchasers of the LE and up saber lines. The uniquness of the limited editions will be lost and you will see those past pieces value drop. Its the same corportate mentality that has killed many a Star Wars collectable out there. I don't know for certain if the demand is high enough to stabalize that value or not. I do know the reaction on several collectors boards has been extremely negative to it.
     
  19. atacpdx

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    I would anticipate that they'll do all models including the ones already done as LE if I were you.

    Remember, with the movies done and only the "Iffy" TV show ahead to generate wide interest, they have to milk this license all they can and the FX will be their lowest end "replica" with the CE filling the next rung of the ladder.

    Don't be surprised if they flood the market with CE's. Makes sense for them financially despite the fact it'll * off a handful of "investment collectors".
     
  20. atacpdx

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    Thing is Trip...a lot of the grumblers who are crying "investment value" will come around when the next photos of the next cool LE come out and they'll whip out their credit cards. MR knows it too.

    Sure a few will walk away but many of the naysayers will come around. Hell look at the Vader Helmet thing. One thread with nice photos and praise and already several of the ones screaming about MR and how happy they were to not buy are now saying "maybe I'll get one after all". You, me, all collectors, we are kids at heart and can't resist buying cool @#$%..
     
  21. tripoli

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    Thats where the demand question comes to a head. On top of that, you have to look at the economy and how it will affect the purchasing dollar. That is not looking too well right now and it has had an impact in toy companies and has been noted as such in that industry as well other such collectors forums. Between those two, I am betting its a mistake that will be played out.
     
  22. eFXBarry

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    I see the CE line as an attempt by MR to offer more options to the fans.

    There are plenty of people out there who can't afford the $369 of the LE, let alone the higher dollar values of the Elite series. Do you tell those guys, sorry bub, but you can't have a prop replica?

    Do Porsche or Aston Martin stick with a limited high end product line? Or do they wisely provide "entry level" products to entice in new customers who can't afford a 911 or a DB9 but who can get a Boxster or a baby Aston V8 and who may later want to trade up?

    The CE will appeal to people who consider price first and foremost when buying. And as we've seen before with the authorized retailers, they'll be some who will discount the MSRP. People will shop around for the best deals.

    For those who are less price sensitive and who perhaps use continuity as their purchasing motivator - they are "collectors" after all - they retain the option of buying the LE version. I don't see how giving customers a choice is ever a bad thing in business.

    Of course people can bemoan the price points, people always will. If the CE's been announced at $20 you can bet someone would have complained it wasn't $15. But the CE's may end up benefiting the LE's.

    Folks have been complaining for a while that secondary market prices have been falling, and yet some of those very same folks boast that they bought their LE's for 30% or more below the list price. Seems people want to buy these pieces for the least amount of money yet expect the maximum amount of return when they decide to sell... Having the LE's available from one source and at one controlled price should surely help increase their secondary value, no?

    It seems MR have taken the decision to introduce a new line to help meet market demand. If it's there, the line will florish. If it's not, end of story.

    My 2¢.

    Barry
     
  23. tripoli

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    There is definately the demand for a marketable Mercedes at a Honda price, I am not all that sure they are going to want to pay that Honda price for an Escort though. ;)

    On top of that, your looking at an economy that is going to take possibley take a severe hit this year with gas prices looking to possibley double by years end. If that happens, the first cut in personal budgets made by consumers in in entertainment and accessories. Again, given the factors, I just don't see people paying the Honda price for the escort, especially if the economy takes the predicted turn.
    Hope I am wrong, but I have an already strong feeling on the ce price and would not want to take a chance with a roll of the economies dice to back that up either way.

    And frankly, the bang for the buck, comparing what goes into this versus an FX is going to through quite a few collectors as well. I surf around a lot on several industry colector boards and the vibes are not that good. I am going on what I have picked up elsewhere around the net though and that is not a solid answer as to what happens in the future. But if I had to bet on it Barry, it would not be in favor of the plan in action now.
     
  24. vaderfanforever

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    Guys, I just went to the MR site. This is what it says about the CE saber:

    $199 for an UNLIMITED NUMBER resin lightsaber? That is crazy. To me, this is reaching on the part of MR. Who are they trying to kid here? It is a piece of resin. I'm sorry, but I just don't think it is worth that much.

    VFF
     
  25. eFXBarry

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    Trip,

    I'm not quite sure what point you are making here. You're predicting a possible downturn in the economy with less personal expenditure on entertainment and accessories and yet seem adverse that MR are introducing a cheaper line of collectibles?

    The fact is the prop collecting market has been expanding at a heck of a rate for quite some time. There are a lot a companies manufacturing a slew of products competing for limited collectible dollars. And make no mistake, there is no such thing as a Ford or Honda in the replica prop market, all of the companies involved remain niche players. Has the market reached saturation point? Pallisades have just gone to the wall... Or is success still attainable by having the right product at the right price? Time will tell.

    A Boxster is still a Porsche. And Boxster owners are probably proud of that fact. A CE is still a quality MR replica prop, while it might not be a 911. I'd argue that a range of product and consumer choice allows a company to remain flexible, especially in uncertain economic times.

    Barry
     
  26. Megatron

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    I see it like this

    CE = stunt version

    LE=HERO version

    but I do like the stand they have pictured for the CE..I could see a nice bell jar to cap it off.
     
  27. OldKen

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    was quigons hero all metal in the movie???

    i thought i remember it being mostly resin...

    and the CE has a machined aluminum shaft so the metal looking part WILL be metal, only the black part and knobs are resin...

    i was hoping it would be a little cheaper, but i still might pick one of these up, add an aluminum anodized knob and... well you got yourself a pretty good saber. IMHO
     
  28. tripoli

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    First off Barry, as posted by Vaderfanforever, 199 for the resin piece is over priced. I am seeing that posted a lot at many boards. You can say its suggested retail but I am seeing the current sabers LE's selling at 240 right now. If dealers are willing to go that low for current LE's, what do you expect they are going to have to do for the resins? Your going to have to have pretty large margins fo rthe distributors on the CE's and allow those deep discounts to be advertised, because 200 is not going to cut it for a resin saber.

    AND IF...

    the economy does take a down turn, this line will have to crash down on prices to make it. And while there are more companies coming up in this market, its a dog eat dog market, the pie is definately not getting bigger. To introduce a line that pushes the limits of consumer cash availability, absolutely, I think MR has miscalculated on the suggested retail price of this.

    Bottom line, when you see what MR is selling in the FX line at that price, its going to be a hard sell for an inert hunk of resin with metal fittings.
    Given the fact thats going to * off a few collectors, the hard core are mad already about the new unlimited line, I truly think someone at MR is over estimating the demand on the CE's selling at that price.
     
  29. OldKen

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    so certain are you, then why worry?

    you have created a virtual paradox, you are arguing with yourself.

    you say basically they are crap and wont sell cause they obviously arent worth it, then you are worried it will devalue the LEs and throw the market in a tailspin... :unsure

    which is it?

    and once again the main body appears to be metal, its the black handgrip and fitttings that are resin, and if you could get these things for near 100 from a retailer then get some aluminum bits and bobs from someone like roman... id say youve got a pretty neat peice that while is cool, is nowhere near the same thing as the LE and will have little to no effect on the market for the LEs.

    just my .02
     
  30. eFXBarry

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    Trip,

    You can bemoan the MSRP all you like. You may be right and you may be wrong as regards to how sales will fare. You and I can debate the economics of prop manufacturing till the cows come home and it won't make a baldy bit of difference since neither of us are running MR.

    The fact remains that MR have given consumers more choice -- CE, LE, SE, or EE. If you don't like these choices that's all well and good. Vote with your pocket book. However please don't make the mistake of comparing the CE's to FX's.

    FX's sell in considerably larger numbers than ANY replica prop ever will cause they light up nice and shiney, make noise, and have a coolness factor that appeals to a market beyond the hard-core fan. No static prop replica will ever approach FX sales numbers. The volume of FX's allows MR to amortize their development and production costs over a large run and keep the per unit cost down. The market for static replica props is small. Catering to small production runs is expensive, even in resin. That has to be reflected in the retail price or the manufacturing company will go out of business.

    People have short memories and forget what bootleg prices were like on replicas before we had companies like MR and Sideshow around. How many resin sabers did you see here for $70 with flashlines, air bubbles and no paint. I recall lots of them.

    Barry
     
  31. Megatron

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    you can try to read into it all you want but as the film maker said "people vote with there wallets"
    As the FX are the fleet item of MR so I see the CE coming into it also. Being offered at retail shops around the world. A store offering a FX is only a 10min drive from my house.
     
  32. Cookiee Monsta

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    Lets hope the QC on these Sabers don't experience the same issues the current helmets have in overlooked problems.
     
  33. tripoli

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    Hopefully Barry, I am wrong on it.
    I don't think so though.

    I hate seeing MR having the problems it does because I really do like the company, I hate seeing the mistakes that are being made because it just should not happen. I hate to see a good company go sliding down like it has lately.

    MR makes some of the best replicas ever, but they are inconsistant an sometimes don't look from the customers view point.

    But MR has not really been listening to the customers it seems lately. Turned a blind eye in public relations, quality control, product design. Sorry to see things having to hit so hard that it hurts the companies bottom line before they open their eyes or maybe listen a bit more. Seems to me they are more interested in growth and profit lately and have lost thier vision of what they should be concentrating on... the product and the customers they sell to. If done right, everything else will fall into place.

    I can see clearly with my vision, the question is can those at MR do so...
     
  34. Megatron

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    sliding down? Ummm unlike other companies they have take control of the "issues" before they even reached industry standers for problems. I don't believe you understand how a large company works. The founders of MR are not your normal company profile. These guys have been there and done that. If anything they are setting new standers for others to measure up to. They have corrected the problems in a very timely manner and are even eating the cost to make sure that there customers are happy with what the thought they should be getting. Do you know of any other company that will spend the time and money to place a customer rep on a web board not even owned by them? (We even had a preview of the notice to collectors a day before here on the board about the Vader Helmets)

    What we see coming out now and hear about coming out later this year was start years ago, not just off the top of there heads last month. The customer base of this board and other like is a very small percent of the whole.

    What your vision is- Will be your vision.

    I have more respect for MR now because how they are dealing with the QC problems they had. I got my Vader, yes it had some scuffing but that's being correct. The bags are being replace for ALL the Vader Helmets. They are even offering trades for costumers that bought from no MR sellers.

    People are acting just like the News Media...scream loud about the negitive but not even saying anything about what is being done to correct issues and what good things are happing.

    Is the glass half empty or is it half full?

    Enjoy the hobby for what it is and the reason we all started it.
    In the end its just stuff that collects dust.

    "He who dies with the most toys wins."- Not me. It;s the memories that count.
     
  35. Banquo Fett

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    In the end its just stuff that collects dust.

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    YES. So true. Come on, these things are practically worthless. I sometimes hate that I even spend money on them... :lol :angel
     
  36. tripoli

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    I run a large company, yes absolutely I know whats involved.
    I also have watched MR from the very start of inception to now. As noted they make some great products (some of the best), but as also noted from what I have seen first hand and watched they have slipped whether or not you want to realize it. And also I think they are making a mistake overpricing a product for which they hope will expand out their new line greatly. Time will tell.
    I am not criticizing MR just to attack them, but to try to make them understand they are slipping. Four of my last order have been screwed up in some way lately.
    When the rocketeer helmet came out, the MR pr person got so fustrated they said you don't have to buy it. On the vader helmet thread they admitted they sent it out before the paint cured, knew it and then sent it out with flawed packing hoping it would just not get damaged. Thats great public relations?
    The Narnia sword display design has no place designed to hang the MR plaque on. There have been the same complaints for the rocketeer helment where the designed base had no consideration for the plaque as well. Thats well thought out design? Great quality control?

    Now you can just say ignore things like this, or they can take a hard look at it and say, hey we screwed up and we need to really get it in our heads we need to focus on what we do, not why.
    Again, if you work hard at making the product right, servicing the customer, the bottom line will improve because you create a loyal strong customer base. If you assume you can continue to get away with little mistakes, eventually they add up to big ones that bite you.

    I want the greatest prop avaiable out there and I have been a pretty good customer of MR's. I have several pre-orders in right now with them. But if I continue to get the same service and poor product I have received lately, yep, going to be vocal about it. And as noted above, there are plenty of other manufacturers in the industry starting up. Plenty of other places for my money to go to. But I would rather spend it on more great items from MR than somewhere else. Unless they continue to do as I am seeing and experiencing it first hand lately. I am not the only one, look at the threads on the last few products.
    Look at threads on other boards. Listen to what the customers are saying, if there are enough satying it its not one odd ball person or board. If you are seeing it that much, you need to admit there is an issues that need to be looked at and improve upon it.

    From the post above, tell me, who has the clearer vision.
     
  37. Megatron

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    I still think you jump the gun..
    Many problems do take time to fix and if they don't know about all the problems they can't be fix. Some of them are big issues and that means it might take more time but at least they are doing. What do you think is a reasonible time line then?
    I hear more frustration then logic. It's always easy to say how to run things but unless you know ever fact of what, who and why you can not really armchair quaterback an easy solution. There are many layers to such easy problems.

    But you have not even stated that they are doing something about it, which they are.

    Give them the faith, the same faith you do when you pre-order. In time we will see what has happen to the vision. It's a lot better then the past.
     
  38. elwood49

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    I also think the CE line is a horrible idea. I don't know what MR's wholesale pricing schemes are, but I know that Sideshow and most other companies use 60% of the retail as their wholesale price.

    This means that dealers will pay $120 wholesale for the CE's plus they will have to pay to have them shipped to them. In order for the dealers to make any profit, they will need to sell these at $150-$160+ shipping.

    Considering that I just got my Sidious LE from FAO Schwarz for $200 + shipping, the CE line seems like a horrendous idea.

    Why would the new collector pay $160 for a CE when they can get the Ep. III LE's for around $200? I realize that many people aren't price savvy (which explains a lot of the Ebay prices), but this is ridiculous. I would like for MR to make money on this so they can keep making the detailed props that the high-end collectors like us want, but forgive me if I crack a smile when I see these things hitting rock bottom prices.
     
  39. Sporak

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    Guys, comparing the CE's with the FX line isn't the same...
    Remember, while the FX's are very cool (I have several) they're oversized and could be considered toys...

    While the CE line appears to be scaled correctly and presented as a showcase prop.Ok, it's not all metal...but I believe theres enough metal there to warrant the price.

    I've bought many resin kits (unfinished) for the same price. Then you have to clean them up, paint and figure out how to create a metallic effect.

    These are done and ready to display.
    I tell ya, I would have bought a lot more sabers from MR if they had been offered in this version. (Close to 400.00 for the status quo is just too much)
    The price is ok...and as stated before...I'm sure some retailers will set up some good prices for us.
     
  40. hunky_artist

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    ....perfectly said my friend.
     
  41. arkangel

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    I actually agree with a lot of your points Fred. I've never cared much about "investment value" and I still don't. Collect because you have a passion for the subject material, not for it's resale value. Read those comics, open those action figures, and get your grubby hands all over those props. Enjoy them. That's always been my take. I truly don't begrudge anyone for being able to get an official prop replica for less money, either.

    My point was that I hope there is enough difference to differentiate the CE's from the LE's so as not to devalue the "specialness/uniqueness" of the LE line in the eyes of those that have been collecting the LEs from the get-go. I could care less if the CEs cost 50 dollars, just don't make an exact looking product or LE owners will probably be up in arms. From what I'm reading on various prop boards, I'm not the only LE collector that feels this way.

    Clark
     
  42. Megatron

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    Did people get upset over the EE line over LE?
     
  43. arkangel

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    I think the choices made for the EE line have all been great so far and it's most likely because the difference in quality between aluminum and stainless steel (look, heft, etc.) really shows with these saber choices.
     
  44. Megatron

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    thats what I see three lines for different collectors
    EE
    LE
    CE

    its almost like cars..
    they all do the same thing but materials and how they are made make them so different.

    We should really wait untill they are out before we start passing judgement on the CE line. It might be a line that has benifited from the other lines development.

    One example the new stand shown to me looks very nice and I would prefer it over the other stands..
     
  45. Banquo Fett

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    You know, it sounds to me like the buttons (including the machined red one) on the QG saber will be part of the poured resin of the main body. This is really something that, to me, should have been a separate metal part, even in a cheaper resin saber. The idea of a red painted button shows (at least to me) that the CE will not be good enough for me to put alongside the LEs I have. Just my 2 cents.
     
  46. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    From the MR Blog

    "The Qui Gon Collectors Edition MSRP is $199 and all interested collectors should contact their favorite Master Replicas Authorized Retailer to place an order."

    Dan
     

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