Off ebay, mostly on a lark I've tried the KO SHF ROTJ Luke and Darth Maul. Luke's body was ok, but his face paint was abysmal. I had stripped his face with the intention of giving repainting it a go, but had a move in there and never got around to it. Now with the BS version coming out, its well on the back burner. I do have full intention of giving TBS Luke the KO's lightsaber as I'm sure it'll be better quality.Almost everytime I log on Facebook I get an ad for an app called Wish.
They advertise figures (SH Figuarts for example) at ridiculously low prices so I assume they are knockoffs.
Anyone ever gotten brave and tried this?
If this is a taboo topic, my apologies.
I've never bought a ko (not knocking those who have), I was just trying to find out if these may be legit.
Prices say no way, but I read a lot of reviews and some sound like they could be damaged/returned legit figs.
For example, a ton of reviews for a sh figuarts Joker almost all claimed damaged boxes (granted this is most likely from cheapskate shipping) but of same reviews around 70 percent claimed a left hand/foot (can't recall which) was loose in the box...almost like a bad batch. Then again, could be a bad batch of ko's.
Anyway, thanks for any info.
I’m not holding my breath for it but Mafex would make a KILLER Mandalorian. They’re best work is their helmeted trooper type and their Bobas are unbeatable. I don’t really see Figuarts picking up anything from the show but I’d love to be proven wrong. It’s a no-brainer for a money makerSo still no word on Figuarts or Mafex Mandalorian... this wait... painful.
Thanks DarthOff ebay, mostly on a lark I've tried the KO SHF ROTJ Luke and Darth Maul. Luke's body was ok, but his face paint was abysmal. I had stripped his face with the intention of giving repainting it a go, but had a move in there and never got around to it. Now with the BS version coming out, its well on the back burner. I do have full intention of giving TBS Luke the KO's lightsaber as I'm sure it'll be better quality.
Maul was a real POS. The face paint is again not very good, the black paint on the body is glom-y looking, and his left arm just falls apart at all the joints if you look at it weird.
So both are basically custom fodder. lol.
One other thing, I did try the KO 1000toys Hellboy figure, and the quality of THAT was awesome for the price.
I'm not terribly confident with faces either, hence my procrastinating so long on repainting the SHF Luke that a Black Series Jedi Luke actually came out in the interim, lol.Thanks Darth
That's about what I figured...thought figures in armor might be worth a shot, I can't paint faces but anything else I could repaint.
Still, if it's a gamble on joints and limbs will probably pass on even trying.
I only collect the saga films figures because I want a complete or close to roster. If Bandai just releases the Mandalorian and none of the villains or companions I might pass on it.As much as I would like to get a SHF Mandalorian, I would be surprised to see it before the show's second season. But if the show is a big success we will probably get one eventually. I'm really interested to see what kind of Star Wars display Bandai puts up at the next show (which is next weekend? I think). I really want to see which of the figures they first showed last year make return appearances, and if we see any new prototypes.
I pretty much order exclusively from them. They usually arrive in 2 weeks.Does anyone have experience with CDJapan? My Vader and Stormies shipped. I used the cheapo shipping and it says it can take up to 12 weeks. I don't mind waiting, but if you have done the same, how long did it take for you?
Bespin Luke is my number 1 want from Bandai - but I'll gladly take the Snow Speeder Pilot they showed last year. I just need a high quality Like to anchor my Empire shelf.I’m really hopeful for ESB Pilot Luke and a Bespin Luke release next year. I’d like them to redo a Jedi Luke, maybe an exclusive that covers all the bases from ROTJ since Hasbro doesn’t want to do it, but I can wait on something like that. Really loved that Pilot Luke.
Bespin Luke is also my No.1, probably because it was always my favourite Kenner figure. Hasbro ended up doing it several times and I always picked them up, their last VOTC one was great. I'm hoping that with next year being its 40th anniversary, ESB is next up as it's the only film that hasn't had anything specific (ie, a character or appearance exclusive to it). I think the Mafex ESB Boba Fett is the only thing anyone has done so far.Bespin Luke is my number 1 want from Bandai - but I'll gladly take the Snow Speeder Pilot they showed last year. I just need a high quality Like to anchor my Empire shelf.
I'm also hoping there are reusable parts from Old Han so that Bandai gets to Bespin Han sooner than later.
It's past time that Empire got some love.
As much as Bandai is known for the high quality of their model kits, doing away with waterslide decals just baffles me.I built the new Bandai R4-M9 over the weekend. This is my 11th kit and I've never been so disappointed with the stickers. The body looks good, but the stickers for the head are intended to fold over, overlap a bit, and butt up against each other, and they are too thick. They do not allow any texture to show through like some of the thinner, more delicate stickers in the past did. It just looks bad.
This is one of those kits that are going to have to be painted to look right. Now, for customizers, it's a great kit, as the "naked" droid is off-white!
Does anyone see an image?Inspired by TK1981's collage, I thought it'd be fun to see a collage of all the SH Figuarts that have been exhibited but not yet released. These 42 figures are mostly grouped by Episodes, except for the droids at the bottom since it doesn't really matter to me what movie they came from:
Nice! Mine arrive today but since I'm at work I know they'll go back to the post office so I'll have to pick them up tomorrow morning.These just arrived. I was pretty optimistic about them, but they both still managed to exceed my expectations. Great additions to the collection.
Great pic. The more I see that Vader the more I wanna put him up against my RO Vader. The a Trooper looks fantastic too. I preordered one with NY and missed the payment request so they cancelled it. But with Rey n Kylo coming next month I’m gonna hold off to save a few bucksThese just arrived. I was pretty optimistic about them, but they both still managed to exceed my expectations. Great additions to the collection.