Well, the exclusives have started again. I know there are some of us that do not like exclusives. And there are some that enjoy the hunt. Rather than debating the merits of exclusive models, I’m just going to skip to the part where we can appreciate the designs, and I can let you know where to find them.
First off is the Hollywood Tower of Terror Hotel, which you may not be surprised is exclusively sold at Disney Parks (and resold on eBay, which is where I found these pictures thanks to two fellow builder notifying me about the model’s existence). Here are some pictures:
Next up is an exclusive pack-in model of the Ikaruga Ship, being packaged in the Limited Physical Edition of the Ikaruga game being released on Nintendo Switch and PS4. It is currently available for pre-order and might be hard to find in not too long. I learned about this one from a post someone shared on the Facebook Metal Earth models group, but have waited to share anything until I got confirmation on this: the pack-in model will come with both the Japanese and US versions of the physical game. Here are some photos to wet you appetite:
There’s also an announcement trailer about the limited edition physical copy, which I know for a fact has convinced one person to pre-order the game, instead of waiting and hoping to find the model on eBay (because they want the game, too).
I’ll update the exclusives page and the checklist sometime tomorrow, it’s already pretty late. But here are the sources for where I got these graphics / information:
Disney Parks model source: eBay
Ikaruga model source: Nicalis, Siliconera, Destructoid
I was able to pick up the Ikaruga model on eBay recently without the game. The Paris Sleeping beauty castle also showed up in a nine day auction without a buy it now price. A day later it was gone. I guess someone had an offer they couldn’t refuse.
You lucky devil! haha. I’ve got a saved search on the Ikaruga on eBay, waiting for it to show up at some point without the game, but apparently you snatched it up before the saved search even saw it! The Paris Sleeping Beauty is one of the harder ones to find, so I’m not surprised it went quickly.
Hey, The Disney Metal Earth Tower of Terror is apparently sold out on eBay, is there any way they will be restocked or do you have to get it from the parks?
The Disney Park exclusives are generally only sold in the parks, though some do end up on https://www.shopdisney.com/disney-parks/
Right now, I don’t see it on there, so the best bet is to wait for someone to buy it in the park and list it on eBay (which is how the one’s I linked to ended up for sale). Or go to one of the parks. I think it’s possible to request, at some of the shops outside the parks, to have an item that is sold at a location inside the park brought to those shops, but I’m not certain of that.
I don’t really mind the exclusives. I am one of those that enjoys the hunt. I know I am not going to go back to Disney so I don’t mind picking up one from someone who has been there. I don’t enjoy the scalping that occurs on some of the models. Some of the video game exclusives can be a pit elusive at times but occasionally you hit gold. I will give you the model number of the Disney model when mine shows up if you don’t already have it. It is to be delivered late this week.
Thank you Jeff! I’ve managed to inquire as to the model number on that, so I’ve got it. I still haven’t updated the checklist with the information because life. And because 2020 decided to share a little extra serving of 2020 on me in the form of someone running a red light and hitting me in an intersection. I’m okay, thankfully. Sore all over, but no major injuries were apparent at the time, and none have made themselves known yet. But, it’s kinda thrown everything off kilter for a bit.
Oh my. Glad to hear there are no major injuries. However, minor injuries are plenty to deal with. Regardless of fault, it is always a huge inconvenience dealing with car repair/new car, insurance, doctors and rental car. I feel for you man and will keep your family in my thoughts.
On a lighter note, I made my 200 builds before the end of the month. It is a bit easier to build if you ain’t trying to film a blockbuster documentary or wire a lighthouse. But we do appreciate it. The lighthouse mod was sweet. If you count putting the engraved face in the wrong direction most of my models are mods.
Good luck with your auto recovery.
Yeah, it’s a pain in the butt, lol. Took out a very reliable car that had survived 14 years and 220,000 miles with no major breakdowns. The accident wasn’t my fault, but now I get the gift of a monthly car payment. Yay!
Awesome about reaching your milestone! I don’t know how AnimateOrange makes his videos so often. I tried editing videos for my first blog post, but it took FOREVER and was just exhausting. So I stick to writing up stuff, lol. And making the instruction graphics. Which does take a while, too. But is less frustrating for me. Haha.
A lot of my mods are just ways to recover poorly executed or failed builds. I’m stubborn and try to recover them, even if I screw up. And then sometimes I can’t so I try to figure out a way to make something out of them. It’s fun to stretch my skills and creativity.