Posted by Dustin on August 9, 2003 at 01:35 PM CST
Due to the substantial amount of negative email we have received here at Rebelscum regarding the limited availability of the Gentle Giant Blue Clonetrooper bust, Philip Wise decided to speak with Gentle Giant's Marketing and Sales representative Eric Lyga. Philip questioned the rumors floating around about the possibility of an additional run. Eric's response was no. Eric let Philip know that increasing the supply of limited Clinetrooper busts would not be fair to those collectors who have already purchased one. He also mentioned that this was Gentle Giant's first ever convention exclusive and they specifically chose to produce a variant bust rather than a core character so that demand wouldn't be out of control. However they have been surprised by the demand for the product, and future plans for exclusives will reflect their lesson learned this year.

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The new 75159 UCS Death Star has been announced and it's 99.5% re-release of a set, at an additional $100, that was only retired less than 12 months ago. How do you feel about this addition to the LEGO Star Wars line?
Ecstatic: it's LEGO Star Wars after all!
Great: I didn't get a chance to buy 10188.
Fair to middling: I like to build and it has some nice new additions.
meh: the UCS range is meant to be special.
Harrumph: 10188 is cheaper on eBay.
Fuming: abject failure in market research and imagination.
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