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    Feb 21, 2008, 7:59 PM - High End Licensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #1

    http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front...mes_112648.asp

    "New Agreements Begin This Month for Collectible Replica Clothing and Armor

    Fans and collectors will find new lines of collectibles from Museum Replicas and their new licensing division Windlass Studios in 2008; it was announced today by Museum Replicas. Lucas Licensing’s STAR WARS replica clothing and armor licensee will assume the design and production of the high-end, collectible ensembles and full sets of the iconic armor including stormtrooper and bounty hunter armor.

    Museum Replica’s line will debut in the spring and continues the remarkable popularity of high-end collectibles for discerning STAR WARS enthusiasts. The line will feature replica clothing and armor of such unforgettable characters as Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul, Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, Boba Fett, Han Solo and Princess Leia.

    Newly formed Windlass Studios will develop, manufacture and distribute collectible, limited-edition replicas of full-sized and wearable ensembles. They expect the first ensembles to be available for pre-order in the spring while the armor is set to be unveiled for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con International in July.

    The STAR WARS clothing and armor collection can be seen in person at the Museum Replicas/Windlass Studios exhibitor booths at the International Costume Show Las Vegas, San Diego Comic-Con International & Atlanta Dragon*Con 2008"

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    I'll hafe to see it before I beleive it.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:24 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #2

    This is interesting news

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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:27 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #3

    ahh this is gonna be terrible. Unless they have access to real deal stuff, this will go down just the like the rubies stuff or worst.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:29 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #4

    Well...i'll just wait and see how it looks like...
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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:30 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #5

    Here is the Q & A that may help answer some questions..

    http://threads.rebelscum.com/showfla...part=1#3089892
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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:36 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #6

    Well, they WILL be working directly with archivists, using archive reference, both digital 3d (scans) as well as real 3D models for reference.

    They WILL offer FULL Armor and costumes. For girls and guys. Collector/Archive quality, from troopers, to the Fett family. And they have the license for EVERY character in the SW Universe. A total of 8 licenses (each with an umbrella that covers everything encompassing each character)

    This will be HUGE. It will change the face of the costuming community as an entire entity.

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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:42 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #7

    meaning that we'll see more 501st new member application soon ?
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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:45 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #8

    If a retail source like Rubies is all that's left ... the 501st will have no choice but to admit them - no matter how inaccurate the stuff turns out Hm?



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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:49 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #9

    I don't think (and hope) that it will come to that. I think these guys always say stuff like that but when it comes down to it they're not THE fans. They're not the ones who obsess over it and scrutinize every detail. They're going to miss things. Big things, small things, they're going to miss lots. I think these will probably look semi-passable, but nothing compared to what someone like you does.

    Of course, we could all be pwned.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:52 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #10

    It's bitter sweet really. I mean, my own new sculpts have caused be hundreds of hours and nearly 2 years of eye strain to remaster !!! if they produce a set of accurate gauntlets .. not only will I be all over it, I'm going to dance like a ballerina !!!

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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:53 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #11

    Windlass Steelcrafts make some pretty decent swords, and their old world armor isn't bad (a little pricey though). I'll reserve judgment till I see the products.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:55 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #12

    It's an understandable reaction for sure. I'll admit it makes me a little nervous about it too. For those that troop in the 501st I can see it easily taking away some of the "specialness" if everybody has an off-the-shelf boba or stormie or whatever. Now, if they want to do a really nice licensed bossk I'm all over that. I just don't think these items are going to be THAT nice. Nice enough for a casual fan maybe, but not for a 'die hard'.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 8:58 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #13

    I think that their SW stuff will suck like the rest of their stuff.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:05 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #14

    LOOK LOOK!!!

    I found a Picture of what their prototype Boba Fett costume would look like. Check out the link my friends http://birthdayexpress.com.edgesuite...78722_0460.jpg
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    Im sorry, I could't resist. I hope their stuff will be good tho.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:11 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #15

    Quote Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    I think that their SW stuff will suck like the rest of their stuff.
    Agreed... but you forget... "and overpriced"
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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:14 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #16

    Quote jawafive said: View Post
    It's an understandable reaction for sure. I'll admit it makes me a little nervous about it too. For those that troop in the 501st I can see it easily taking away some of the "specialness" if everybody has an off-the-shelf boba or stormie or whatever. Now, if they want to do a really nice licensed bossk I'm all over that. I just don't think these items are going to be THAT nice. Nice enough for a casual fan maybe, but not for a 'die hard'.
    What makes me nervous is that people will buy it not knowing that it may or may not be accepted by the 501st. Just like the Rubies Vader - they showed movie promo shots to say that is what the costume will look like... people got it, put it on and were denied membership to the 501st because of it's poor quality.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:23 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #17

    That was different. That was RUBIES. Rubies has their "niche" - halloween "dress up", masquerade, ect.

    This is very different IMO. The new license holder WILL be working well with the archivists, and they WILL be looking to the "hard core fan" for guidance. They're not leaving "us" out of the loop this time

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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:24 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #18

    I honestly hope that the 501st is smart enough to not allow any "off the shelf" products into their membership either way. I think thats sort of a let down to the entire scratch built community if they do.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:27 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #19

    Quote jodo said: View Post
    I honestly hope that the 501st is smart enough to not allow any "off the shelf" products into their membership either way. I think thats sort of a let down to the entire scratch built community if they do.
    It would sort of take the "heart" out of the hobby wouldn't it. Come to think of it, it really wouldn't be a hobby anymore

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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:29 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #20

    Look at this stuff: http://www.windlassstudios.com/c-8-armor.aspx

    Guys, so far their stuff is ****. What is that junk?
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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:45 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #21

    It reads ... "As Frank Miller Envisioned it" (from his original Graphic Novel) This really doesn't say "Screen Accurate" to the movie 300, like they're saying about LFL's archived items.


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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:47 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #22

    Well, look at what they say about the Magneto helmet. They say they worked with the real helmet from X3 but the shape is all wrong!

    Also, all their leather stuff looks extremely cheap. Like the lowest grade leather they could find...almost looks like vinyl.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:49 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #23

    Quote ItsThatGuy said: View Post
    What makes me nervous is that people will buy it not knowing that it may or may not be accepted by the 501st. Just like the Rubies Vader - they showed movie promo shots to say that is what the costume will look like... people got it, put it on and were denied membership to the 501st because of it's poor quality.
    Your absolutely right. About 10 months ago, when I decided that I want to buy a Boba fett costume, I started searching on the Internet for some sellers and you what website came up..........Star Fortress Production!

    When I saw their Boba fett costumes they looked awesome at First. But what did I know, I was new! I didn't know how extremely inaccurate their costumes were. I thought SFP suits would surely get me into the 501st. But luckily I found TDH.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 9:51 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #24

    I looked at a few windlass pieces at comic-con last year. HATED most of them. Only saving graces were the magneto and cyclops ones. The Thanos gauntlet was horrid.
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    Feb 21, 2008, 10:56 PM - Re: High End Liscensed SW Armor / Costumes Coming Soon #25

    I just had a mini heart attack... Here is someone who is actually talking about making non-idealized armor!!!

    If they do Boba armor and ANH stormtrooper armor the right way all my dreams will come true. Here's hoping! (Maybe I wont need a set of armor from you after all FP )

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