Here's the Republic Gunship. I have all five of their vehicles but only have photos of the AT-ST & RGS. The others in storage. Hopefully soon the X-Wing, Falcon & Slave I will break out from their cardboard box 'prison'.
Nope. They are micro size and non-poseable. The RGS was the first time Code included figures in the ships.
The RGS is smaller than Code 3's previous efforts actually. In fact, it's their smallest ship. Only 9 inches. But heavy. I had hope it was as big as Hasbro's version but even at this small size it cost over RM1000 (including shipping). Definitely a collectible and not a "toy".
Post by Plo Strax-Avix on Jul 12, 2005 22:43:52 GMT 8
Finally had time to open up and display my Code 3 X-Wing, now that my ‘Collection Vault’ and my display cabinets are finally in place. A Code 3 item is not only a highly accurate, highly detailed collectible, it provides an experience like owning no other scaled model.
Lets begin by having a look at the outer black box that the whole package comes in. It reminds me of Master Replica packaging, another company well known for high quality merchandise. The box opens on both sides, and not on the top.
Inside the box is a Styrofoam box. This Styrofoam box is another example of the quality synonymous with a company like Code 3, as all four corners are protected with hard plastic corner guards to ensure the fragile merchandise inside is truly well protected.
And it doesn’t end there; each of the four plastic corner guards is emblazoned with the Star Wars logo. How cool is that!? The attention to detail is just astonishing!
Lift off the top half of the Styrofoam box and the heavy base for the vehicle is revealed, wrapped in a foam pocket. This is a black powder coated/anodized cast iron base (NOT plastic or wood!) with a black tinted glass top.
Under this heavy base lies the owner’s manual, and below that a Code 3 promotional booklet and a folder containing a Certificate of Authenticity and an Official Collector’s Patch. This is an embroidered cloth patch, and not a cheap sticker patch.
Below, protected by a piece of black compressed foam, is the black jewel box for the parts and accessories. Opening this box reveals an additional protective cover with mini rubber mats stuck on it to prevent the parts from being scratched while in storage. Below this cover are the various removable parts for the X-Wing: 3 landing gears, a panel with ladder, several other panel covers, various covers for the landing gear areas, one engine cover, one laser canon cover, a top hatch cover, and an R2D2 Astromech Droid.
Also included is a beautifully designed manipulator meant for picking up the parts, made of rigid rubber. One end is like a wedge, for gently prying up some of the heavier parts, while the other end has a magnet for picking up the lighter parts.
Now onto the X-Wing itself. Removing the top cover reveals the X-Wing and the black velvet covered metal stand, both wrapped in foam sheets. Both the X-Wing and the stand are cradled in custom depressions, preventing them from being damaged due to excessive movement during transport.
The areas where the inner workings can be seen are those areas where panels can be added or left opened.
And here it is! The X-Wing assembled with its landing gears and displayed with R2.
And here it is displayed in the ‘attack mode’, sitting on the stand.
[The c o c kpit can be opened, but it doesn’t look like a 3.75” figure can be placed inside.]
Overview: Although a very very cool SW item, I was rather afraid to play with it too much, as a few panels that I put on fell off while I was handling it. Good thing they didn’t break or chip. Code 3 products are meant more for display then to be played with, however tempting it is to put on and take off those panels over and over again. At 1.8Kg, the Code 3 X-Wing is also rather heavy, making it somewhat difficult to handle.
Now back to ‘flying’ my Hasbro X-Wing around the house….WWWHHHHHEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
i13.photobucket.com/albums/a259/scphsega/Falcon8.jpg All the removable parts , with the magnetic tool on the top center inside the storage case. The magnet embedded onto the panels will enable the panels to stick to the end of this tool so that you can place the panels without touching it.
As for the price, Millenium Falcon was obtained from Shioktoys for RM1500, while the X-Wing was obtained from an online retailer for RM1800>Im not a completist, and am not interested in Slave 1 or the other vehicles, although my eyes are fixed on the Code 3 Legendary Cast 3D Posters....
Last Edit: Jul 13, 2005 7:18:15 GMT 8 by VarthDader