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#315469
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Lucas to sue Star Wars designer
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lordjedi said:

skyjedi2005 said:

all lucas has to do is have a company make full stormtrooper suits that are complete replicas and sell them. then he will have a legitimate item and the black market guys will have some competition.

unfortunately lucasfilm let master replicas contract run out and did not renew it so what company will now make the replicas of props and lightsabers.



Bwahahaha! You mean like the licensed Vader costume they came out with? The not accurate at all costume that was about $1000? Yeah, the fans ripped on it because they make costumes that are far more accurate.

The "black market" guys don't face any competition from LFL because everyone with a stormtrooper or other armor costume knows that the fans are producing more accurate costumes then LFL licensees are. Licensed costumes are an utter joke that are only there to pull more cash into LFL.


Rubies has always been a third-rate licensee. Up until now, costumes have always been a DIY thing. Museum Replicas will finally offer a licensed alternative to serious costumers.
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#315465
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Lucas to sue Star Wars designer
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skyjedi2005 said:

all lucas has to do is have a company make full stormtrooper suits that are complete replicas and sell them. then he will have a legitimate item and the black market guys will have some competition.

unfortunately lucasfilm let master replicas contract run out and did not renew it so what company will now make the replicas of props and lightsabers.



Museum Replicas now has the license to produce and manufacture high-end SW outfits and armor. eFX, a "new" start-up company, formed from the same crew that left MR, will continue with the props. MR's declining management, and their parent company, Corgi, are to blame for the series of mishaps that led to the license fallout. I can see why people may construe this as something having solely to do with LFL's greed. It may play a part, but it's not the whole story.

eFX is a fresh start for the same crew of ex-MR employees. We'll get lower prices too, because of direct sales. If anything, collectors are now better off without Master Replicas.

Most prop replica folks don't care either way about SDS, except for a small niche that cares about the historical connection that the company had to the movies, quality-notwithstanding. MR already made some high quality Stormtrooper helmets for much less.

You don't see McQuarrie making money out of his SW artwork, and he originated the designs in the first place.


http://efxcollectibles.com/ (will launch late July)

eFX (pronounced "eff-ex") interview with Bryan Ono (the same SW product manager from MR)
http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=25&Board=UBB27&Number=3014764&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1

Museum Replicas interview
http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=25&Board=UBB27&Number=3089892&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1
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#296397
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.:. MoveAlong's - The Story of TESB/The Adventures of Luke Skywalker .:. Complete!
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The audio source is indeed the star of the feature, but I'd like to thank MoveAlong for making it all possible, and to thank the seeders at spleen for realizing my copy. I'll be seeding for a while.

This is one of my favorite preservation projects, because it's the definitive preservation of a storybook adaption, enhanced by the source material from the film. The end result is a condensed version of a great film, but enhanced by a powerful narrative. This makes the story even easier to follow, great for casual viewing. Top notch! Looking forward to ROTJ!
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#224081
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Episode I: PaulisDead2221's Edit
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I like what I'm seeing! But I have a few suggestions,

- Cut out Panaka's entire "sitting ducks" line. It adds nothing to the story, it sounds lame, and by keeping him in, you're introducing too many characters at once. Good thing it's relatively easy to do.

- Cut out or reposition the ambassador ship sequence at the beginning - it's too close to the Queen's starship, and it may confuse the audience.

- I'm glad you cut out R2 introduction and clean-up order, as it's way over the top, and drags the film down.

- Please remove Jar Jar's "weesa going home!"

Keep it up, this is by far the most interesting Episode I project.
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#222426
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Episode I: PaulisDead2221's Edit
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Just as MagFan did, I think it's worthwhile to remove the pilots from the ambassador's ship at the beginning, and at its destruction. I find that lady to be kinda annoying. I would address any of the ambassador/poilitical business in the crawl to make the movie start a little faster, more intense.

I agree with you Slumberland on all counts, but when you address that the shit's gonna hit the fan, are you going to say it's Force/Sith related, or just describe the current turn of events? I think you should withhold any mention of the Sith, to let the audience figure it out - it will be quite apparent when the movie closes out on Palpatine's face.
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#222297
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Episode I: PaulisDead2221's Edit
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I also vote YES on removing the celebration scene. I believe the scene had its merits, but it's all or nothing, right? I'd lose it for the sake of a more somber ending. That's how I always wanted it.

I LOVE the idea of continuing the funeral theme into the credits. The STAR WARS theme, just like the Gungan celebration, disrupts the the mood. My suggestion: Use the "Birth of Vader" theme from ROTS, which is basically an extended encore version of Qui-Gon's. I've always thought the QG funeral theme was somewhat out of place in ROTS.

The Neimoidians, that's a tough one. I prefer MagFan's approach of radically modifying the Trade Federation sub-plot, but the reversed Spanish was too obvious to my ears. In general, reversed speech always sounds more unnatural than alien. What I would do is to borrow speech from KOTOR or some other games with random alien speech.