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Old June 14 2012, 02:00 PM   #676
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I have rarely seen a model or statue that did such wonderful justice to the original actor. It's like having your very own Scarjo.
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Old June 14 2012, 02:32 PM   #677
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That Black Widow figure is amazing!!
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Old June 14 2012, 04:05 PM   #678
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I was just coming here to post that. Holy shit. That's even more life-like than Loki!!!!
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Old June 14 2012, 04:48 PM   #679
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No backside picture?

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Old June 14 2012, 04:49 PM   #680
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Old June 14 2012, 04:51 PM   #681
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I was just coming here to post that. Holy shit. That's even more life-like than Loki!!!!
Agreed. Pretty damn impressive.
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Old June 14 2012, 04:56 PM   #682
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I guess I'm the only one who thinks the likeness is off.
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Old June 14 2012, 04:59 PM   #683
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I guess I'm the only one who thinks the likeness is off.
You're not, although I do think it's very dang close.
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Old June 14 2012, 10:19 PM   #684
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It's not Hot Toys's very best sculpt ever. (Loki may be that.) It is however instantly recognizable as Scarlett Johannsen as Black Widow. I've shown the closeup of the face to a few people while covering up the text and they all knew it was Black Widow immediately. Then they were shocked when they found out it was a picture of an action figure. It's still a hell of a lot better than their Thor. That one really needs some work before release.

My wallet dreads when Hot Toys starts revealing their Dark Knight Rises stuff.
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Old June 15 2012, 01:31 AM   #685
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The Loki and Hawkeye figures are so like the actors that they're almost scary!

I'm still waiting for my Diamond Select Hawkeye figure to arrive, but today I picked up the cute little Mini Muggs version of him:


A little Hawk in his nest!
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Old June 16 2012, 11:46 PM   #686
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The soon-to-be released STAR WARS Movie Heroes and Clone Wars ships and vehicles. They're all repaints and reissues to save money, but have enough differences from previous releases to drive completionists and variant hunters mad.

These were originally supposed to be in stores this past spring but delays ensued that have kept them off of retail shelves until at least July or August. The Naboo Starfighter is particularly anticipated within the collecting community since there hasn't been one of these in stores since the original Episode I product glut of 1999-2000.





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Old June 16 2012, 11:56 PM   #687
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The Naboo fighter is more than a re-issue / re-paint. It has a bunch of new features such as a sliding canopy and astromech area. It's pretty much been redone from the ground up.

Grabbed a bargain on eBay: VOTC MOC IG-88 for a fiver.
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Ah! You're right...I was momentarily confused and, yes, the Naboo Fighter is more or less new with new features and detailing. Thanks for correcting me.

The other two are definitely repaints, though.

Given Hasbro's recent tendency to cut costs at every corner it's only understandable for a lot of us to confuse every new ship and vehicle with a previous release. So much recent product outside of the Vintage Collection has been shameless repacks of older(often crappy)stuff that it's become the knee-jerk, default reaction within the collecting community.

Congrats on the clamshell/Vintage-packaged IG-88!
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Old June 17 2012, 12:06 AM   #689
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So much recent product outside of the Vintage Collection has been shameless repacks of older(often crappy)stuff that it's become the knee-jerk, default reaction within the collecting community.
I know! I had to stop a friend of mine from purchasing one of the Movie Heroes battle packs with decade old Chewie and Han figures.
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So much recent product outside of the Vintage Collection has been shameless repacks of older(often crappy)stuff that it's become the knee-jerk, default reaction within the collecting community.
I know! I had to stop a friend of mine from purchasing one of the Movie Heroes battle packs with decade old Chewie and Han figures.
Yes, the "Rebel Heroes" Battle Pack. The set with the C-3PO so poorly made that his neck joint is loose enough for the head to pop clean off. That mold has been reused so many times it's a wonder that the Threepio figure isn't just a pile of random pieces. That entire Battle Pack is an insult. A 1999 Han, 2002 Chewie and a 2006 Threepio so poorly made that if you so much as look at him he'll fall apart.
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