Take everything you hear and see in those videos with a grain of salt. The ones they produce for sale will NOT be 100% screen accurate. There's a big discussion about this over at the RPF and believe me, those guys know their screen accuracy. Also these props are ridiculously expensive for not having any electronics. You have been warned.
The Kylo Ren stuff looked pretty good and I'm not even a fan of the mask or saber. Yeah, the prices are sky high but if people are willing to drop $18K on a saber, they'll drop the money for this stuff. I guess it's not cheap to acquire the licenses from Lucasarts/Disney, either. I want to start getting into helmets but I'm certainly not going this route.
Post by Pfockerchief on Jun 1, 2016 16:45:54 GMT -5
Ahh the age old question....price to value. The renewed interest in the SW franchise has reset the market...look at our favorite saber makers and the prices their commanding on the open market. Granted they are much more functional and one off hand crafted works of art but you see what's happening here.
Post by Pfockerchief on Jun 2, 2016 14:46:40 GMT -5
Yes, the point is the limited edition Lucas stamp of approval and RFID tag. I think people are getting initial price sticker shock but one thing to consider is whether the collectible holds its value over time? If so, and one can enjoy it and then recoup some of that down the road when they inevitably upgrade and sell than maybe it's worth it. efx and mr le lightsabers have retained their value fairly well over the years. Certainly not the hilts to buy to convert...although people may have said that about MR LE sabers in the past.
I guess I've been on the collector side too long and seen where the market has come from and is going...nothing surprises me in terms of pricing.
Even though it may sound like it I wont be purchasing one of these anytime soon. Will certainly look for reviews of those that do.
Well now they've gone and done it. PropShop is making and selling full size Millennium Falcon cockpits (no links to buy or prices posted yet that I could find). Time to sell a kidney on the black market...
Wow they lasted so long didn't they? I wonder if it's because the prices of most of there items were the same as a black market kidney or that fact that it was a U.K. business that only sold and shipped to the U.S. There's a lot of talk about this over at the RPF. Here's a link to the thread with the first post that starts the PropShop closing conversation...
Wonder how many units actually were manufactured and shipped? 3.5k for a melted helmet is interesting - if they only made a small batch. Hindsight is 20/20... Unless they just move shop and lower the price! The 3d scans will remain the same.
Not at all surprised, I laughed at one of the guys from propshop when he told me how much kylo's saber would be while I was at celebration. Nearly everyone next to me had a look of what, for that? Hahahahahaha Only a few people are willing to pay for that sort of collectable.
Post by jedimasterty on Oct 19, 2016 12:43:56 GMT -5
^ Yea I have to agree. The prices on those prop shop items are crazy. Not surprising at all that they're closing they're doors a little early. Even the signed by Hamill himself MR Luke v2 didn't cost that much. What!!! Lol. The kylo hilt isn't even full metal. If these things were at the right price point they probably would've done great! Star Wars is back in a big way and we've all seen the prices for vintage graflex on eBay, but the propshop prices can't be justified.