Anyone seen these yet?
If anyone's got the cash lying around it might make a good reference for the rest of us
Discussion on Master Replica EE-3 within the Boba Fett Costume forum, part of the Star Wars Original Trilogy Bounty Hunters category; Anyone seen these yet? If anyone's got the cash lying
Anyone seen these yet?
If anyone's got the cash lying around it might make a good reference for the rest of us
Ive been kicking around the idea of getting it. But after the clone helmet gaggle I dont know.
Whats the diffrence between the SE and the reg blaster?
The word "signature" and $100.shortimer52 said:
Im not much for the MR stuff to expensive and too fragile to carry around. Well not really fragile but when you spend more than 600 dollars on something it kinda makes you afraid to carry it to cons and stuff...but i have held this EE3, and it is heavy..
i HATE this **** MR pulls- not showing the "Actual product" and all...if im on the MR sight looking at a fett blaster, i already KNOW that it was modeled after the one in the movie..show me what your sending me for my $700..pelase!
Bro you have a point!!!
Even if they post a pic of the hero or one of the "copys" they still have to put "actual product may vary" just becase they can all be identical. But I dont agree with using a pic of the screen used prop, as that is not what you are getting.
They still dont even have a real picture of their clone helmet!
..really grinds my gears...
I am so going to change my signiture back now.
I don't get why anyone would spend that much on that, You can make one for $150 and the paint is black, drybrushed with aluminum, wash with brown, not hard at all.
From the MR BOG
" The (bounty) hunter has become the hunted... as Master Replicas' Boba Fett Blaster Limited Edition replica has becomeone of the fastest-selling LE Blasters in the company's history. And the chase
is about to become more intense than ever - because we're pleased to announce that the Boba Fett Blaster LE will have a world-wide limited run of 1,500 units!"
Holy **** only 1,500 units, man I guess if you want one you had better pre-order. Although I am not a ROTJ Boba Fett so I guess I will have to wait until they come around to doing an ESB EE-3. Although I seriously doubt that I will ditch the blaster that I am currently working on, to bad they can't lower their prices.
Well, I know I will never be buying it. Ever. Way better things to spend that kind of money on, like parts for, say..hmm..a costume. Like everyone else, I'd be terrified to carry it around.
And what's with all this "Chromed Saber Edition, Gold Saber Edition, Chrome Black Saber Edition" ****?!? Yeah, like I want an Anakin lightsaber in every color of the rainbow to display.
Very true, I would never troop with it so really what would be the point of having it?
It's for the hard-core Fett or Star Wars collectors.DonnieDarko688 said:
I'd rather have a real Webley than yet another prop replica. You could buy great replicas way before MR decided to do one.
HAHA, yeah a real Webley would be freaking awesome!
Until you have to carry it around for a couple of hours.DonnieDarko688 said:
This is why I love my Sidewinder resin replica.... Affordable, light, sturdy and it's xtremely accurate!
Right, but I wouldn't mind having the real thing. Even if I did have to carry it around for hours.
It would be.DonnieDarko688 said:
I realize the MR version is a replica but then again if you make an EE-3 from a real Webley.. well it's still a replica!
good point a fake is a fake. I would pather have a real one too. I think I will save my money rather than invest in a fake, that I am not going to use that often.. I understan having the best is...a good measuring tool. but sometimes people take accuracy too far when the goal is to get together, hang out and have a good time. I would rather make my own from scratch, ( even get a good replica from one of the guys here)than pay too much for something that I will not use that often. In the end if I build it myself I get the skill to make another. If I pay one of you guys here then I stick up for the small bussiness guy. I am sure MR can do without my bussiness it's not like they are using it to pay their rent... whereas one of the guys here might be. See WAY more benefits ( as I see it) buy buying here or making it myself.
Great points Skirata! I'd much rather help out a fellow Fett-enthusiast by buying their kit. Plus, it's a lot more fun and challenging putting it together and painting it. With MR, you just throw down $600-700, wait a while (maybe a long while, knowing MR ), recieve it, and well...that's it.
Unless you think it's thrilling and exciting to put a huge dent in your wallet and wait for a rediculously long time for a blaster, it would be a lot better to buy a kit.
I can't wait for the next dent in my wallet to come along. I am looking for a new helmet at the moment.
Check out the pics!!!
From the MR Bog:
"Got a fun little treat for you blog readers this Friday, as we're happy to show you some images (still pending licensor approval) of our Boba Fett LE Blaster."
I hope they fix the placement of the stock greeblies...
Last edited by Ripcode; Jul 14, 2006 at 2:26 PM.
Do you folks want it more beat up? Be honest Constructive feedback please. If you actually study the pictures the real piece is so beat up it makes it look like a resin piece and not really a display piece if that makes sense. The pictures also clean up a lot of the weathering too so in real life the MR piece beat up pretty bad.
the only negative comment i have is that the stock greeblie furthest from the handle is on backwards, at least relative to the one that was on exhibit in boston.
otherwise, i think it looks really, really good. the weathering makes it look beaten up, but still display-worthy.
Yes, they are fixing the greebs and the screw arraingment on the scope too. I pointed this out and this is an engineering copy so they said the corrections will be made and thank you for the input.
I'm not worried...those greeblies look like an easy pre-production fix. That thang is tight!
Lee, are you involved with this too?Rogue Studios said:
That is cool that they know about the parts placement!
I'm loving ( ) the look of this EE-3. This looks darn close to the real deal.
I think a touch more weathering would be good.
Now that we are seeing some pics, I feel a lot better about ordering it!
I'm got to check with MR if I can hit one up before comic con starts. We'll see. Thanks
Okay, I have a complaint.... It's not Empire!
Hey Lee. When is the helmet being released?
Last edited by TK-2177; Jul 15, 2006 at 9:28 PM.
Hey, I think what happend on the blaster is the ESB Blaster does not appear to be in the archives and since they aren't as Fett inensive as the rest of us I believe they used the blaster that was intact and available and provided to them as Fett's. LFL is very strict about what gets copied etc. so they probably thought this was his main blaster and just handed to MR and said this is the one you are allowed to copy(MR was not allowed to rumage through they just ask for what they need and it's brought to them).
We had to really push the envelope on getting the correct color scheme on the Fett helmet plus MR had to get into my corner as well or we would have had a prepro 3 paintjob on the Fett helmet. I realize this does disappoint a few folks and you never know what could open down the line and maybe I can chat with them about this at Comic Con this week. Take it from me MR really tries hard to go to bat for us when it comes to getting stuff produced.
I have no idea when the helmet is scheduled but I do know the factory has turned out a few test copies and from what I understand they are very happy with the results. Although a few details might be missing I hope everyone can relate that on a painting aspect/mass produced item it's probably the most complex paintjob of any Star Wars piece to reproduce. The sculpt (I promise) is exactly like my casting the sizes and shapes are correct. Mine just has more imperfections in it. Short of casting an original which LFL will never allow this is the best it can ever get for *licensed Fett helmets.
Thank you for all of your feedback.
Last edited by Rogue Studios; Jul 17, 2006 at 1:48 PM.
Rogue Studios said:
Great info RS....
Hey Lee can I have your Autograph when the MR Fett Helmet comes out...??
I don't mind signing anything for anyone. Just kind of humbling. I did a helmet for a lucasarts gent and he wanted me to sign it and I'm like stunned.
Thanks for the info Lee! I gotta go with spidey here, I would love your signature! Not only for your extensive research and attention to detail, but you were there for me and soooo many other TDH members with your color's, techniques and you always answered our questions!
I know I will be shelling out the $$ for the MR Fett helmet, happy as I am with my helmet, and I would be honored if you would sign it!
Hey Lee Artists are suppose to sign their work.....Rogue Studios said:
Well No problem and if anyone goes to Comic Con hit me up and say hi.
Yes! More beat-up! Given that the original looks it spent 20 years in Bigfoot's colon, I can I understand the more "consumer friendly" friendly paint job since the original screams resin junky prop.
Even as such, it still looks like it sat in LFL's grimy, dusty archive. Too cool!
I'm going to see if it's ok if I can weather it I'll be on an exhibiotr pass so I'll be in early and might be able to work it over. Also please folks post comments on what you think about it when you see it.
Thought I would bring these pics down......easier to ....Ripcode said:
FYI there are two of these and the 2nd version is a little different has a few more details so it might be going to the factory.
I also agree it should be a little more beatup I would like to see a tad more silver on it.
On the weathering there is no silver on the real reference it's weathered all the way to the resin. This is why I backed off a little there are large portions 1inch by 1 inch that is just raw to the bone resin.
Just awesome. Too bad I will never afford one
I would have said a little more weathering would be nice but having read your comments I'm happy for the weathering to remain the way it is. I suppose we're really used to seing the blaster in its current state, after many years of storage and man-handling.
I'd be very happy if my copy looks close to the shots that you've shown, very nice for a mass produced item.
Thanks for all your efforts
Rogue Studios said:
Thank you DAZ I appreciate that. It's a tough spot to be in but once more high rez pics come in from comic con I think everyone will see it's pretty darn beat up and dirty and the rust looks real too. I am concerned about fan opinions and will not defend my work so I don't take any critcisms negatively since it only helps us make a better product for you folks.
One item of note: NONE of the weathering was done with an airbrush. The only thing sprayed on is the two base colors.
Looking forward to better pics.Rogue Studios said:
Man... I'm really getting excited now!
More pictures of the MR EE-3 at Comic-Con:
They still haven't fixed the stock greeblies on the right side of the stock. Oddly on the left side they are correctly mounted.
The front scope mount is still backward.
The best part of these pics. You do get a much better feel of the paint job which looks really good.
I notice screws in the buttstock?? Are there screws in the buttstock of the real one??
you need to look at the high res version (click the small image on that page) to see them.
they look more like bumps, but i can see them either tweaking them to make them look a little better, or the one that was in boston being a less well made cast.
Awesome! Thanks for the confirmation!tk7602 said:
This could be old news, but I noticed at San Diego CC the stock bracket on the Master Rep's blaster looks like it is made of two pieces. I always thought the bracket was one piece? Any comments?
No that's called got broke in transportation. The engineering models are made from polystone so they are extremely delicate. Once the paintjob is approved by LFL they will go into production using proper materials. I met up with Frank Cerney (Falcon builder) and friend Nathan they took it home and repaired it for me since I did not have proper materials with me to repair her.
Maybe I missed it, buts what the weight on this thing?
Hey Rouge, I hope they are paying you in stocks or something cause it seems you are getting veto power at MR
I swear i read something or maybe it was on a DVD or p[ossibly hear that they didnt have a rifle when shooting the SE scenes and they had to consign (rent) a webley to make a blaster fortheshots, anyone hear this same story
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According to AMY on the MR forums, the signature editions of these have started to ship!
I can wait to see a pic of the final product!
have you seen the thread on RPF? i think you might not be so excited...
image ala brak's buddy. MR on top, real deal below:
To quote a certain mop haired farm boy:
"What a piece of junk!"
WOW! I think my scaled verison looks better.
And this thing was how much?
Well, it'll make a great base to start from, but for discerning collector's it's gonna provide some disappointment.
Looks ok for a Hasbro.....Wait it's not?.....It's HOW MUCH??? I know MR lost the LFL license but that's no reason to stop trying. If you're not gonna do it right don't do it at all........
These are all sold out. Have been for months. I have 1 on order through my MR Wholesale program. I had 2 on order but I am going to cancel the second one as I can't aford to have 2 sitting around.
Yep. Yep it is. Those were pics posted by a member of the RPF as he opened his MR box and then placed on his shelf.
Hopefully the price will plummet and I can pick one up on the cheap to do a repaint on.
I know some people say "Oh that will ruin it as a collectable"
That thing, as is...is not collectable!
Yup, those are not promising pictures of the Fett rifle.
I expected as much.
If I stand miles away from my screen and squint it doesn't look so bad
WOW I am so glad I didn't jump on that bandwagon. I was really really thinking about getting on of those. I would be so pissed if I had.
Someone from our dutch costume club bought the MR ee-3 too,and he got very angry when he recieved it!!
I also ordered one.. many many months ago (LE version... already paid in advance...), and I feel the same... I'm very sad. I havent got it already (LE will send in august... ehem... at least they say so), but judging the pics, I'm very very frustated...
I dont know if I will repaint it, but I'm thinking it seriously... !!!! . I really think that pain sucks !!!
Collectibity ???? who cares, will be mine, so noone would be able to get at least the one I have, so, who cares.. !!!
I added a pic of the Hyper-firm
Granted, i need to repaint mine, but this is a good comparison for accuracy
That is a great comparison Lewis .. thanks for post it...
Well, talking about accuracy, I think the MR is really really GREAT !!! (talking about SHAPE not paint)... and althought the HF is amazing, I think the MR is a little more accurate, and the most important (at least for me), is that is all metal !!! Nice point that... cause if you want a full metal one, I think you would have to spend a lot of tons of money... so MR could be a good point if you planning to repaint it (sad to having to think about repaint a MR )
In any case, the HF could be the very very very best for trooping !!! (I love that rubber !!! )
Is the MR one all metal? I thought it was resin. Can any confirm if its all metal?
I'd take a HF if I could afford it.
so far i've got about $600 into my mostly metal replica i'm working on.
- bronze webley
- custom aluminum replacement barrel and scope blocks
- custom walnut stock
- rubber barrel fins
- tasco scope
- resin greeblies
my scope isn't super-accurate, so that will get replaced when i eventually find the right thing. and from what i hear, that will add another $150 - $200 to my final number.
which means that the MR would have been a more cost effective way to go in the end. i'll still have to paint mine, so repainting the MR wouldn't have been any more effort. and i'd have a sweet display case.
i'm hoping to get one of those MR cases. so if anyone doesn't want theirs, let me know
The information from MR:
Boba Fett EE-3 Limited Edition:
- Authentic weathered finish (But I think this isn't true )
- Machined aluminum and brass parts
- Diecast metal construction
- Injection molded plastic components
- Museum quality display case with mirrored base and acrylic cover
- Numbered plaque and Certificate of Authenticity
When I spoke to JB(the real Fett) not so long ago we talked about the MR EE3s and he said he didn't rate it that much, didn't look right and was too heavy.
He actually thought mine was better :o.
These were originally slotted to be released earlier but the original cases were made with too thin of an acrylic and they bowed in the middle. They had them all sent back and remade. No matter what the paint job I think this will be a valuable investment down the road once MR had stopped making props. Boba is one of the best characters in the movies and even non-costumed fans would love this item. I for one an looking forward to it since it was modeled off the screen used one according to the guy who made the original at MR.