Nonsense. The Crystal Skull "Rocket Launcher" Indy has a great sculpt. But, you're right, the hair isn't exactly correct. More importantly, typical to Indy, he's got serious five o'clock shadow.I wouldn't use the Indy head for Han. The sculpt isn't as good and the hair is wrong anyway. Parted on the other side and not as shaggy.
And you can also tell cos these new images came direct from Hasbro!Nothing wrong with being honest about it. I'm in no way close to being an artist about it either, but there are some really crappy attempts too. But that is how one learns to be better. Criticism/critique.
Anyone talented enough to make those figures, that look like that. Are most likely not going to go to the trouble of "fake" figures. These are definitely Hasbro figures, you can tell by the quaint earmarks of their trade.
Exactly. Even the best of the best of the best (say, guys like Silof or SithFire) don't make figures that look like they were created by Hasbro, as this one does.How did that rumor even get started? There are a ton of great customisers out there, but I don't know of anyone who can make a figure look like a mass produced figure. Which is exactly what this looks like.
Customs either look awful (sorry, some do, even mine), like a regular figure with new parts, or works of art.
Kid, I've shopped from one side of this galaxy to the next. If I had a credit for every unfounded rumor posted on these sites, I could buy you a star cruiser.I'll tell you how that rumor got started. Ignorance. For example; the poster questions the authenticity of the figure suggesting it could be a custom. A comparison is made to Echo Base Han from 2010. Bringing this up in the convo can only suggest that Echo Base Han was used to make "this custom", however one quick glance at either figures instantly reveals how Echo Base Han and star killer base Han Solo look NOTHING ALIKE despite the fact that they both have long costs on.
Pure 100% unadulterated ignorance.
So you cite the poor quality of the deco as evidence these are "legitimate?" That's pathetic.The biggest evidence that these are NOT customs is that Han has brown hair and Phasma's mouthpiece doesn't extend to the eye lenses on either side (exactly like the BS FO Stormtrooper), two mistakes that no customizer would make if they went through the trouble of making customs this complex. When you throw in the more "official" photos released of the Han, Leia, and new astromechs, I think it's safe to say these are real.
I agree it's bad that we have to "correct" practically every figure we purchase, but that's the state of collecting 3.75" these days.So you cite the poor quality of the deco as evidence these are "legitimate?" That's pathetic. I don't mean that as a criticism of your opinion, but that Hasbro's standards have fallen below that of the POTF2 era.
Ball jointed "glove" hands on figures like Star Killer Base Han or even Rey and even the Vintage Collection Return of the Jedi Luke figures, the ball jointed hands/gloves pretty much end up looking like crap. Stretched out showing the ball joint of the hand to the arm wrist. At least the Prequel clonetroopers with a few ball jointed wrists they look better and hidden real well at times.
Han Solo's brown coat still exists, it wouldn't be reused because I believe it's in the hands of a private collector and I doubt the owner would want it being used again. To top it off all props from TFA onwards will be built by scratch so no using older Lucas era props. Disney will build up their own warehouse of SW props going forward.Well of course it's new/different. Even if Han had kept his Hoth Jacket stored in a bin on the MF, the "real" costume has no doubt been eaten by moths. lol
It would be fairly tough to reuse a 20-30 year old costume w/o it falling apart.