|11-30-2008, 07:20 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland, OR
i was really excited about the SE & CC from sideshow when they were announced, though i did/do have reservations about CC's sculpted mask, and would have preferred a big-ass destro honestly. but now i remember why i stopped collecting sideshow figures and sold most of my collection...
why is that?
because i just got the tomb raider exclusive edition....
what a piece of crap.
all the bad memories came flooding back: sucky bodies, bad sculpts, shoddy construction. the head looks nothing like the prototype sculpt. why do the prototypes always look better? why? shouldn't it be the other way around? the paint on the head is kinda scary looking actually, she has zombie eyes IMO. the clothing is ill-fitting. the holsters fell off the belt shortly after removing them from the box (a common problem i've had with sideshow's figures) yet the glue on the backpack apparently overflowed because the flare loops are sealed shut. i could go to the trouble of requesting a replacement for the backpack, but it's not like i can ask for replacements for a crappy head sculpt/paint or a lackluster body type or ill-made clothing.
i'm just not happy... i don't want to buy figures and be so disappointed...
oh well. i still have my pre-orders from SE & CC, regular & exclusive versions. please surprise me sideshow! till then i'll be planning my customs with the parts i can salvage.
|11-30-2008, 07:24 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Too expensive for me. The only Sideshow figs I've ever picked was the Hogan's Heroes set, and I love 'em!
|11-30-2008, 07:52 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
I agree, the figures are expensive but some if not most come out great. The only problem I had was with the Luke Bespin. I called SS and got some replacement parts. Give them a call, I am sure you will get replacement parts.
|12-03-2008, 10:56 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CAMSAUKEN NEW JERSEY
I always thought the Hogans Heroes skin tones were a bit off. I remember seeing them on clearance at Suncoast and really wanting them but couldn't get past the skin tones. They are a bit $$ though.
|12-03-2008, 10:58 PM||#5|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canton, Michigan
They look really cool, but man, that price tag is a killer. I will probably regret now pre ordering them later.
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|12-08-2008, 12:13 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jul 2007
A better idea of what the Joes are going to be like is Sideshow's new Indiana Jones figure. Similar price tag, same (new) body, same high quality.
I skipped croft, but I might pick one up later to put on a different body. The female Art. S. Buck is not that great of a body, especially for nearly nude figures.
|12-15-2008, 12:27 PM||#7|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Lara Croft's face paint is the best Sidedhow female I have seen to date...maybe you just got a bad one. She's been sitting in her box for a few weeks now waiting for the moment I open her. ;-)
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