Topic: The EE-3 Blaster
Man... I want this gun!
I'm sure you're all familiar with "Master Replicas" upcoming release of Boba's EE-3 Blaster Rifle, as well as the cost: about 700 bills worth of intense fan appreciation.
I've got the cash (although, who can honestly say that $700 ISN'T a lot of bread), but I've regretted purchases like this in the past. The anticipation and expectation I'm building as I consider this purchase may prove to be quite a let down when it finally arrives, you know? The photo of the replica is a prototype. What you see is NOT the actual product you are purchasing. Personally, that really bothers me. While the description of the craftsmanship going into the construction sound very nice, It's the so-called "weathered" look that is almost singlehandedly dissuading me from the purchase. Painted scratches and abrasions... that's almost certainly what they mean by "weathered". And let's be honest: that looks lame, regardless of the application. It looks like paint, not wear. I've never come across an artificial "weathered" look that wasn't a detraction to the aesthetic of whatever it was applied to.
I almost wish they could send me a "new" replica, and I'd just take it outside and drop it in the gravel driveway a few times. Instant authentic battle-wear.
I'd relly like to know how my fellow fans feel about my concerns.
Limited Edition, folks. The clock is ticking for me to reach a decision.