Does anyone collect the Star Wars miniatures sets?

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Does anyone collect the Star Wars miniatures sets?

Post by hworth18 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:34 pm

I have started collecting the capitol ships and fighters from the Star Wars X-wing miniatures game and Star Wars Armada. I was just wondering if anyone else on did too?
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Re: Does anyone collect the Star Wars miniatures sets?

Post by tmanthegreat » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:10 pm

I do as well :D I recall first seeing them at my local Barnes and Noble bookstore, then my local Hobbytown USA store got them in for a couple dollars cheaper. They are practically little studio-quality models for the most part - basically expensive Micro Machines :P They have all the classic ships and then many from the (now defunct) expanded universe, so there's a lot of neat options to collect.

As they're expensive, I've been somewhat selective with my collection, getting all the main Rebel and Imperial starfighters, some of the mid-sized ships like the Millennium Falcon, and so far one of the larger ships, the Rebel Blockade Runner. I should probably get the starter set at some point so I could at least play the game if I wanted, but really, I'm collecting this series for the quality gaming pieces, not the game itself.
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Re: Does anyone collect the Star Wars miniatures sets?

Post by hworth18 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:19 pm

Tristan.
I really have no intentions on playing the game either, I just like the ships. I don't have any of these yet, but I am hoping for Tantive IV for Christmas and I bought the Imperial Star Destroyer from the Star Wars Armada series off Amazon earlier today.
I also have most of the Disney Star Wars diecast releases. My girlfriend bought me the variety set for Christmas last year and I think she bought me more this year.
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Post by cjg476 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:48 pm

I also collect both have all of armada and have all of x wing coming for Christmas. I play it and display it. Love these pieces.

Here are all the capital ships and sizes for armada. I also have the fighters and heroes and villain's packs.

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Post by hworth18 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:06 am

Those are really cool!! Thanks for sharing! I wished these were a little more to scale but I guess they are "playable" size and I can live with that.
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Post by Razor17019 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:40 am

WOW! :shock:
Those are some good looking ships.
Beats the heck out of micro machines ships...

What is the average cost per ship?
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Post by cjg476 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:25 am

I buy all mine from here.

http://www.miniaturemarket.com/table-to ... l?cat=1226

The core set is the most expensive. Most cost between $13-35. To me not that bad. I feel it's worth it because they are rather detailed. Even painted engines.

Here is x-wing if you want to see them. They are all 1/270 scale I believe and are very well done.

http://www.miniaturemarket.com/ssearch?q=x-wing
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Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:40 am

cjg476 wrote:I buy all mine from here.

http://www.miniaturemarket.com/table-to ... l?cat=1226
Those are some excellent prices on the SW Miniatures vehicles on that site! And I thought my Hobby Town was good with its $12 average price for the starfighters. I'm tempted to get some more of these models now :wink:
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Post by cjg476 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:37 am

I bought a few at first too, but then it got out for control.
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Post by aferguson » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:18 pm

you guys need to get this to go with your Armada ships:


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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:56 pm

The ships do look nice, but I got a bit burned on the PocketModels game that came and went a few years ago. Little iffy on picking up a new game since I only have time for the two PC games I play right now (that don't require finding friends available to come over either), but maybe later on once I finish my Master's program.

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Post by aferguson » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:18 pm

could someone tell me what size range these models are? Also interested in how long the Star Destroyer is too.

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Post by hworth18 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:17 pm

aferguson wrote:could someone tell me what size range these models are? Also interested in how long the Star Destroyer is too.

thanks!
The Star destroyer is 8" long and 5" wide, there really isn't a scale to these that I know of.
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Post by cjg476 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:46 pm

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Post by aferguson » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:32 pm

thanks HW.....I see there are a few different star destroyers available....I gather the 8 inch one is the Imperial Class and that's the one that's in the original trilogy movies?
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Post by hworth18 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:46 pm

aferguson wrote:thanks HW.....I see there are a few different star destroyers available....I gather the 8 inch one is the Imperial Class and that's the one that's in the original trilogy movies?
Yes, the Imperial is the trilogy ship.. Disney also makes a diecast Star Destroyer that is about the same size and also nicely detailed but doesn't come with a stand
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Post by aferguson » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:59 pm

thanks for the info, i'll check out the Disney one, too. :)
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Post by tmanthegreat » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:44 pm

Revell recently released a 1/4000 scale Imperial Star Destroyer model. It is a snap-tite kit designed for younger builders and has lights and sounds. Says they are available at Target, though I have never seen one there and found mine at my local Hobbytown USA store. It is a nice model and at 15.75" in length, much bigger than the Star Wars Armada ships. The underside is a bit broken up by "leg" sections that fold out to serve as a sort of stand and it could also use a better coat of paint being that it is moulded in a light gray with darker gray parts. The light & sound features are fun.

See here: http://www.revell.com/model-kits/entert ... GnmQIWcE2w
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Post by hworth18 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:47 pm

tmanthegreat wrote:Revell recently released a 1/4000 scale Imperial Star Destroyer model. It is a snap-tite kit designed for younger builders and has lights and sounds. Says they are available at Target, though I have never seen one there and found mine at my local Hobbytown USA store. It is a nice model and at 15.75" in length, much bigger than the Star Wars Armada ships. The underside is a bit broken up by "leg" sections that fold out to serve as a sort of stand and it could also use a better coat of paint being that it is moulded in a light gray with darker gray parts. The light & sound features are fun.

See here: http://www.revell.com/model-kits/entert ... GnmQIWcE2w
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Post by chunks » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:49 am

Yup, really like 'em, fit in well with the Eaglemoss ST stuff too.

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