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Killer_Klown
08-27-2006, 05:49 PM
Got him last Thursday:

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5106/sv400023nc2.jpg


http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/6738/sv400025uq1.jpg


http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7545/sv400028aq3.jpg


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SgtPsych
08-27-2006, 06:55 PM
Beautiful piece. Congrats. Do you think the face is a little off? Maybe its just me, but his face looks too clean. But it is a great likeness overall.

Tig_Fromm
08-27-2006, 09:19 PM
Do you think the face is a little off?




LOL! Maybe just a bit.

Darth_Pain
08-27-2006, 09:55 PM
I have to admit, that side shot is almost a spitting image of Hammil. I think, it's the paint job that takes away from the sculpt. Maybe if they used a slightly textured paint or dry brush it.
If it was 1/6 or 1/7 scale, I'd buy it.


After another look, I notice his lightsaber hilt looks too long.
What do you think?

oldschool_Jawa
08-28-2006, 12:10 AM
Yes, first thing that jumped out to me on this was how long the saber hilt was.

AlaskanStar
08-28-2006, 12:31 AM
Not really impressed by it. Don't get me wrong I think Attakus does some very nice stuff, this just isn't one of them.

TimProctor
08-28-2006, 06:07 PM
not only the hilt.. but look at how long the blade it. The blade looks WAY to long. maybe not in comparison to the hilt. The scale of the entire saber looks off. I dont like the face sculpt. I would have to pass on this. Since I dont collect attakus it's no biggie.

Killer_Klown
08-28-2006, 06:27 PM
Yes, first thing that jumped out to me on this was how long the saber hilt was.



I didn't have it inserted fully. You can see this from the close-up shot of it. I've pushed it in now and it looks fine. The saber is the same length as the Vader 2 saber.

DarthPotts1975
08-28-2006, 08:01 PM
Yes, first thing that jumped out to me on this was how long the saber hilt was.



I didn't have it inserted fully. You can see this from the close-up shot of it. I've pushed it in now and it looks fine. The saber is the same length as the Vader 2 saber.



hey killer
dont pay any attention to all the attakus haters out there.
these are scuplted statues people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
great pics. pics never do these statues justice. i have always said these are the finest SW collectibles. i'll say it again great pics and great collection killer.

LINQ0311
08-28-2006, 09:53 PM
Congrats Bro, that's a really nice looking statue!

Jedi_StarKiller
08-28-2006, 10:16 PM
If you like the statue more power to you...

Attakus doesn't do it for me though. Their likenesses among other things are always bad to me at least. I believe they are over priced and the lighsaber hilt doesn't look to good considering you can see the green blade between his hands--looks odd. I rate Attakus 3rd in quality and likeness department...SS being 2nd and GG being 1st.

But like I said if it floats your boat then it doesn't matter what other s think of it, right? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

DarthPotts1975
08-28-2006, 10:18 PM
If you like the statue more power to you...

Attakus doesn't do it for me though. Their likenesses among other things are always bad to me at least. I believe they are over priced and the lighsaber hilt doesn't look to good considering you can see the green blade between his hands--looks odd. I rate Attakus 3rd in quality and likeness department...SS being 2nd and GG being 1st.

But like I said if it floats your boat then it doesn't matter what other s think of it, right? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif




thanks for your great insight http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Jedi_StarKiller
08-28-2006, 10:30 PM
Ha well I try...I didn't want to rip on people for liking the piece.

I just was merely commenting "ripping on" the piece itself. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Killer_Klown
08-29-2006, 03:32 AM
the lighsaber hilt doesn't look to good considering you can see the green blade between his hands--looks odd.





Didn't you read my earlier post? I didn't have the blade inserted into the hilt properly when I took the pics.

sflamme
08-29-2006, 04:38 AM
If you like the statue more power to you...

Attakus doesn't do it for me though. Their likenesses among other things are always bad to me at least.


I agree, as far as organic characters are concerned, mainly humans - none is remotely comparable to GG or SS. But their dudes in armor are usually superb, except for the occasional awkward pose.

TA2215
08-29-2006, 09:16 AM
Hey Killer_Klown!

Great acquisition dude, Attakus has been making great statues without digital scanning help and unbelievable paint jobs for a while now and they just seem to get better and better.

I have seen this statue before and his texture and lightning of the clothes and accesories is really amazing.
Congratulations man!!

I was myself a GG fanboy before but Attakus and SS made me see the light and I understood that a collection needs to have diversity and present the different angles of the artists creativities, that is why I don't collect busts and statues like they were somoe sort of Hasbro figures but as they should be art pieces that I really like without caring what brand is in the label!
I respect those who think Attakus is not for you, actually I support them since that way I can get these amazing statues without the hassle companies like GG are putting everyone with their exclusives and crazy edition numbers.

HinekenSkywalker
08-29-2006, 01:42 PM
I like it.
I don't own any Attakus statues, but it's not for lack of quality on their part.
I think most are really good and some are great. I would definitely own at least one of the Vaders to add to my Vader collection, but the cost is what's kept me away.
The negative responses are typical of a lot of the collectors around here who pretty much expect every statue, bust, illustration, etc. to look exactly like the actor who portrayed that character on screen or else it's considered a failure. Some of you guys really need to allow for some creative freedom by the artists on these items.
I look at it like this, it's supposed to be a rendition of the character, Luke Skywalker, not of actor Mark Hamill. The character of Luke has appeared in comic books, paintings, posters, action figures, busts, video games, statues, etc. and they're all based on Hamill's portrayal of him in the films, but they're all different artist's "take" on the character. Every artistic rendition can't be photo realistic. Personally, I would find that kind of boring.
Just my 2 and I hope no one takes offense. It wasn't an attack, just my opinion and observation.

Jedi_StarKiller
08-29-2006, 02:21 PM
Still not gonna buy into it. I prefer to see a more accurate depiction of characters.

It's so much the price of these things as it is the price is steep for something that doesn't really look like the character it is portraying. The first Vader by Attakus was their best and only good statue if you ask me. But I'd much rather get a GG statue--since they aren't nearly as expensive and IMHO look much better.

DarthMatrix
08-29-2006, 04:14 PM
Sweet pics thanks for sharing. Any idea when this will be state side? I wanna give this a better look before I buy it.May have to pass and wait for the attakus sandtrooper since I can probably only afford one, and I tend to think attakus does better with non human sculpts.

ambasah
08-29-2006, 04:19 PM
I like it.
I don't own any Attakus statues, but it's not for lack of quality on their part.
I think most are really good and some are great. I would definitely own at least one of the Vaders to add to my Vader collection, but the cost is what's kept me away.
The negative responses are typical of a lot of the collectors around here who pretty much expect every statue, bust, illustration, etc. to look exactly like the actor who portrayed that character on screen or else it's considered a failure. Some of you guys really need to allow for some creative freedom by the artists on these items.
I look at it like this, it's supposed to be a rendition of the character, Luke Skywalker, not of actor Mark Hamill. The character of Luke has appeared in comic books, paintings, posters, action figures, busts, video games, statues, etc. and they're all based on Hamill's portrayal of him in the films, but they're all different artist's "take" on the character. Every artistic rendition can't be photo realistic. Personally, I would find that kind of boring.
Just my 2 and I hope no one takes offense. It wasn't an attack, just my opinion and observation.



Well said. I love Attakus and also love that a lot of people don't like them - makes it that much easier for me on ebay http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

larbob
08-29-2006, 07:01 PM
Looking forward to adding this to my Attakus collection.

Congrats.

TA2215
08-29-2006, 08:26 PM
I like it.
I don't own any Attakus statues, but it's not for lack of quality on their part.
I think most are really good and some are great. I would definitely own at least one of the Vaders to add to my Vader collection, but the cost is what's kept me away.
The negative responses are typical of a lot of the collectors around here who pretty much expect every statue, bust, illustration, etc. to look exactly like the actor who portrayed that character on screen or else it's considered a failure. Some of you guys really need to allow for some creative freedom by the artists on these items.
I look at it like this, it's supposed to be a rendition of the character, Luke Skywalker, not of actor Mark Hamill. The character of Luke has appeared in comic books, paintings, posters, action figures, busts, video games, statues, etc. and they're all based on Hamill's portrayal of him in the films, but they're all different artist's "take" on the character. Every artistic rendition can't be photo realistic. Personally, I would find that kind of boring.
Just my 2 and I hope no one takes offense. It wasn't an attack, just my opinion and observation.



Great post HinekenSkywalker!!!! The cost is something that keep people of getting these but just because we are in America, people in Europe pays almost as much if not more for Sideshow PF and over there the Attakus are more accesible, so is basically relative to your geographic location.
Also eBay have contribute to allow US collectors to get these statues at a much cheaper price than they original retail so that have helped a lot of people to acquire some of these magnificent statues.
Like I said, it is great to have a few of these statues and it feels great to belong to those 1500 people worldwide who can say, "yeap I have that statue"! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

JediDave76
08-29-2006, 11:09 PM
someday they will improve human faces http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

TA2215
08-30-2006, 09:20 AM
Ohh Yeah! I see what you mean!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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Slave_1
08-31-2006, 01:18 AM
Pretty bad, on some of those.

Killer_Klown
08-31-2006, 03:11 AM
Ohh Yeah! I see what you mean!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/media/uploads/0/0/P/9/main.jpg http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/media/uploads/0/0/0/2/anakin_main.jpg




http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif Some stinkers in there!

French_Sidious
08-31-2006, 04:46 AM
What's wrong with Qui-Gon ? It's a great bust! The others suck!!!

I don't like the luke due to his poor Hamill's face . Yet I agree that I should look at it as the way artist views this characters.

Yet the details and sculpting are truly amazing far better than GG, whatever their lines, and SS PF.

Man, we spoke of HAND sculpting not making a statue using computers tools or big dolls.
Dont get me wrong, I have stuff from those lines too but there is no other companies who allow us to have hand sculp rendition of Star Wars characters and the are amazing.

Sure the poses for some sucks, sure there is errors or unaccuracy. Did GG or SS never done something wrong ?
Have never see on one of the busts / statues poor paint job ?
In all the Attakus statues, whatever the pose and the human faces, no paint error.

I understand that what keeps people away from them is the price. Don't cry, my fellow collector, I guess you pay them same price if not cheaper than us in the very contry were they are produced.

For exemple, the General Grievous costs 445 ( retail price )...it's more than 540 $.
All that because worth more than $.

By the way, even if I don't like it, great addition Man !

ump
08-31-2006, 07:20 AM
What's wrong with Qui-Gon ? It's a great bust! The others suck!!!

I don't like the luke due to his poor Hamill's face . Yet I agree that I should look at it as the way artist views this characters.

Yet the details and sculpting are truly amazing far better than GG, whatever their lines, and SS PF.

Man, we spoke of HAND sculpting not making a statue using computers tools or big dolls.
Dont get me wrong, I have stuff from those lines too but there is no other companies who allow us to have hand sculp rendition of Star Wars characters and the are amazing.

Sure the poses for some sucks, sure there is errors or unaccuracy. Did GG or SS never done something wrong ?
Have never see on one of the busts / statues poor paint job ?
In all the Attakus statues, whatever the pose and the human faces, no paint error.

I understand that what keeps people away from them is the price. Don't cry, my fellow collector, I guess you pay them same price if not cheaper than us in the very contry were they are produced.

For exemple, the General Grievous costs 445 ( retail price )...it's more than 540 $.
All that because worth more than $.

By the way, even if I don't like it, great addition Man !


The Attakus painting is Perfect!!superb details and no paint error on each statue.if you have a chance to see Attakus products in person,you know most of the Attakus star wars statues are perfect,the best choice for collectors!pictures NEVER do justic!

TA2215
08-31-2006, 08:56 AM
That's exactly my point French_Sidious!
To me is funny how people complain about Attakus accuracy on human faces with/without knowing what the causes are.
To me (besides all the LFL BS) they are just interpretations of the characters and I find funny how many people critize Attakus human faces when others like GG also have some products that are not exactly perfect when they digital scan the actors.
I also don't care to have a Hamill, Ford or Fisher statue I am not a fan of them but of the characters they portrait at the Original Trilogy.
GG is getting better and better, no argument there, but also Sideshow and Attakus.
Different interpretations, different prices, different scales, different taste. You can't really compare them, buy what you like and enjoy.