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  • cfx
    cfxRegular Boarder • lv10
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    #41
    3 years ago
    Nice looking setup. Are you having any issue with Black Heart's hand and weapon? I was checking her database entry here and a couple of people mentioning that getting weak or loose, which got me thinking of trying to make something like the clear support rods that exist for some figures for things like this. I'm just paranoid about things going wrong with figures I guess.

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    - So it is time for January 2017 preorder lists - Post up your cool stuff! -

    I have Orange Blossom Miku ITEM #331518, hopefully not delayed a third time:

    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/10849720061458906016.jpeg

    figFIX cheerleader Honoka ITEM #464606:

    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/SigmaCloud1470366341.jpeg

    and potentially Felicia von Flamberg ITEM #276191, who has always been listed as January - February:

    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/hIE1458873158.jpeg


    Really want to see Honoka so I can make a decision on whether to order Eli and Kotori. I've never seen a figma or figFIX in person to truly know what they are really like so I decided to wait until I get this one before preordering any others.

    And preorders were so long ago I feel like I've been waiting forever for Felicia von Flamberg.
  • Luse666
    Luse666Regular Boarder • lv12
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    #42
    3 years ago
    Lady Thor looks awesome cfx, I had to pass on Edward Scissorhands for now as £80 is the going uk price and I don't care what the currency rate is a Bishoujo is never worth that, but I might make an exception with Lady Thor.

    Your set up looks pretty good Baka_Bishie, just needs some more figures in it.


    As for January 2017 pre-order lists:

    I've got Red Sonja's final flex pay charging on the 5th, full payers got the statue in December, looking forward to having her in hand and seeing if I can live with the changes or not, but not happy with the $93 shipping price, last year Keir and Spider-man were $40 each, $53 more is fucking nuts.

    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/01/1483315440-red-sonja-she-devil-with-a-sword-premium-format-3003471-01.png
    www.sideshowtoy...

    Also Dark Phoenix has a January release date, but it might be tentative. It still says $40 shipping on the website, but I now know that won't be the case. She's on full pay so I should hopefully get her as soon as Sideshow have her if it is this month or not:

    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/01/1483315447-marvel-dark-phoenix-premium-format-figure-3001481-03.png
    www.sideshowtoy...

    The only other thing worth mentioning for the month is the F4F Dark Souls Artorias statue ITEM #381589 as it's release date is Q1 2017, and while I doubt it'll be this month, they have already shown off a factory sample unboxing www.youtube.com... , so I really don't know how soon or far away it is.

    Last thing is last months Medicoms Mafex Captain Phasma ITEM #398887 was pushed to March so I won't have to think about her for a few months yet, but I still don't know if I need to own it. I already have 8 of her figures and while there is some slight differences between the medicom and say the shfigurearts or the black series one, if I've got the Hot Toy already do I really need yet another smaller inferior one?
    -Baka Zeitgeist
  • Garentz
    GarentzRegular Boarder • lv18
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    #43
    3 years ago • Updated 3 years ago
    Baka_Bishie in my opinion you don't need to add lights and or risers. Your display is already perfect in my eyes. I love the way how you arranged your figures and the white is a beautiful and natural light.

    Luse the Red Sonja shipping is insane. the price doubled though the weight and the size of the box will be almost the same than your previous statues. This shipping costs are going to kill the market.

    I didn't know that Dark Phoenix was also planned for January. Is that some people already received her ? 2500 for the EX is really big, honestly i don't understand Sideshow with these big ES. They should do around 500-800 for EX and 1000-2000 for REG.


    About January pre orders, i have Artorias ITEM #381589 scheduled on mid January but not sure if it's only for America or also for EU. I guess that the best is to expect end January or February.

    Otherwise i have Saber ITEM #287683 but currently there is no release date so who knows...

    Finally i have Atago ITEM #287714 that i don't want anymore since at least 4months. I hope that someone will take my PO but if it's not the case i won't pay for her.

    To sum up i would say that i have 2 potential releases but i feel that i will receive nothing this month which is not a bad thing as i still have a lot of pictures to upload on all the figures i got at the end of last year.
  • cfx
    cfxRegular Boarder • lv10
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    #44
    3 years ago • Updated 3 years ago
    The Dark Phoenix prototype is really nice and I hope she turns out like that for those who bought her; I know it seems to always be a bit of a gamble with Sideshow unfortunately. I looked at some of the user pics of Red Sonja on Statueforum and in at least some of them she looks quite nice, but it's also been so long since I saw the original pictures I'm having difficulty remembering exactly how she changed though I know the face seems different somehow.

    I'm glad I got her but I was slightly disappointed with Edward Scissorhands because she doesn't have the heavy eye makeup the prototype had and her eyes are a lighter color, giving her a fairly different look. She's still very nice though and once I forget what the prototype looked like I'll be happier lol.
  • Garentz
    GarentzRegular Boarder • lv18
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    #45
    3 years ago • Updated 3 years ago
    This is the proto www.sideshowtoy... and the final piece www.sideshowtoy...

    The difference is huge, the skin texture is lost, the blood effect has significantly changed. You can see it when you compare the blood effect details on the legs, the snake and weapons. Besides the blood on the gloves and boots have been removed. The hair color was supposed to be orange/red and not only red. I'm not sure about the eyes but it seems that the color also changed.

    The in hand pics look good www.sideshowcol... however the big difference between the proto and the final piece is unacceptable. I mean it's understandable to have some monor changes but when you show a proto this is to produce the same quality. I think that Sideshow should reconsider their work and already work with factories and see what they can do and then show a proto in relation to what they can make with the factory and then according the price.

    Considering prices i expect to get a statue as good as the proto or even better which is normal. Now that i saw in hands pics i don't doubt that Red Sonja looks good in person however this is not what i have ordered and that's the main issue. I wouldn't have spent 600€ to have such a big downgrade. I will wait to see her in real to judge if i want to keep her though but i'm sure that i won't pre order again from them and really doubt to order again from them.

    About Dark Phoenix it seems to be again the same disappointment. There is the proto www.sideshowtoy... and here is the final piece www.sideshowtoy...

    I didn't see in hands pics but when i compare the Sideshow proto pics to the final piece. The red suit looks too much glossy, the abs detail is almost gone and the hair color changed. The fire effect seems as good as the proto which is cool. I'm curious to see real pics of this piece because there is something weird with the face of the production piece.

    The bad thing is that the pics taken by Sideshow are not in a natural environment so their production pics are clearly different that what you get but it doesn't change the reality which is that once again the changes are not minor which is unacceptable when you pay 500$ for this without counting the shipping cost, exchange rate, custom taxes...

    In my opinion the problem is that Sideshow knows that even if some people will be disappointed it won't prevent them to sell all the statues to people who only judge if they like the statue in hands and don't even consider what they paid for. I don't think that my expectations are too high but only that Sideshow is not a trustworthy company. Don't get me wrong, i'm not saying that they don't deliver great pieces. I have seen many beautiful pieces from them but there are too many pieces messed up in my opinion.

    I prefer to pay more from another company and have a perfect quality control and get what i paid for. Honestly these statues would have been sold 300$ i would have disappointed about the huge difference but considering the price i wouldn't have minded too much but come on when you pay 500$ without even counting taxes and shipping you're supposed to expect the perfection.


    Edit :
    3 videos of Red Sonja :



    As you can see the rendering is significantly different depending on the lighting. Well i guess the only thing to do is to wait and see how it looks in hands.
  • cfx
    cfxRegular Boarder • lv10
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    #46
    3 years ago
    Thanks for the reminders of what the prototype looked like; I remember now being impressed with that skin texture. I think their new pictures are still rather heavily edited or lighted very carefully or both as they don't look like the user in-hand pictures either.

    I think your comments in your last three paragraphs really sum this up though...they are selling a supposedly premium product at a premium price, and no matter what kind of disclaimers they may have about changes in the final product, they are using those prototypes to sell these statues, and it's thus reasonable to expect to get something that is as close as possible to that. But they know they can basically get away with what they are doing unfortunately.
  • robert18
    robert18Regular Boarder • lv15
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    #47
    3 years ago
    Hello guys and girls, and Happy New Year!

    Well for this month I only have Racing Sonico ITEM #331545

    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Kaneel1465233139.jpeg

    She hasn't even had one delay, so I have the idea that a delay is imminent. Also I find Reiko Hatakeyama [NSFW] ITEM #197894 in the pre-owned section of AmiAmi, that was a surprice, she isn't available in the majority of international stores, I suppose with proxy is easy to get one, but for me is more convenient this way.

    Really good that I find this Reiko, next month is released other girl in the same line.

    Garentz3 years ago#17234740 This shipping costs are going to kill the market.
    Yeah, I agree with you, the shipping costs are getting ridiculous, it's becoming really hard to maintain this hobby >_<
  • ohmygoditsjrod
    ohmygoditsjrodRegular Boarder • lv13
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    #48
    3 years ago • Updated 3 years ago
    I have 6 figures for January.

    LIST #65298

    Galko, Prinze, and Ibuki are all already payed for.

    Saber, Yuzaruha and Kongiku are all delays from last year. Let's see if Alter can actually get them out this month.

    I'm guessing Galko and Prinze will be delayed knowing GSC. Galko might release because she is pretty simple.
    Bewbs
  • cfx
    cfxRegular Boarder • lv10
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    #49
    3 years ago
    Koto's schedule page shows Ibuki as mid-month and as I thin bishoujos usually aren't deleyad she'll probably make it.

    Alter now has 7 figures for January www.alter-web.j... so surely they'll get at least some of them out lol.

    Because of holidays I guess GSC hasn't put up their usual weekly release date update.
  • ohmygoditsjrod
    ohmygoditsjrodRegular Boarder • lv13
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    #50
    3 years ago
    cfx3 years ago#17249261Koto's schedule page shows Ibuki as mid-month and as I thin bishoujos usually aren't deleyad she'll probably make it.

    Alter now has 7 figures for January www.alter-web.j... so surely they'll get at least some of them out lol.

    Because of holidays I guess GSC hasn't put up their usual weekly release date update.


    4 are rerelease too. Hah
    Bewbs
  • Baka_Bishie
    Baka_BishieRegular Boarder • lv13
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    #51
    3 years ago
    cfx3 years agoNice looking setup. Are you having any issue with Black Heart's hand and weapon? I was checking her database entry here and a couple of people mentioning that getting weak or loose, which got me thinking of trying to make something like the clear support rods that exist for some figures for things like this. I'm just paranoid about things going wrong with figures I guess.

    Thanks, cfx. Regarding Black Heart, while the hand with the sword is quite heavy, it's relatively stable once attached. I have had it fall out of her arm when I've applied too much pressure, but when left alone it's quite safe. I've even moved her with the sword arm still in and it hasn't been close to falling out. She does come with another hand without the sword in case you just find it too risky to display that way, but I haven't had an issue with her since assembling her. Honestly, the bigger problem with Black Heart is that the wings are incredibly difficult to get into her hair. You just have to be patient, but she looks fabulous when she's done. Hope that helps. :)

    Luse6663 years agoYour set up looks pretty good Baka_Bishie, just needs some more figures in it.

    Haha, I'm working on that: believe me! This month alone will change that if everything comes out on time. ;)

    Garentz3 years agoBaka_Bishie in my opinion you don't need to add lights and or risers. Your display is already perfect in my eyes. I love the way how you arranged your figures and the white is a beautiful and natural light.

    Thank you, Garentz, I appreciate that, but I think I might need to do something for the lower shelves, as the shadow from the top of the shelf is just covering some of my figures a little too much for my liking. I'll come up with a solution eventually. :) As for risers, I would just like to see some of my Strike Witches better (and Muse will need some eventually, too).

    As for January preorders, right now I only have five at the moment:

    Atago ~Heavy Armament~ ITEM #287714
    Kongiku ITEM #98783
    Momohime ~Oironaoshi~ ITEM #429201
    Saber Alter ~10th Anniversary Dress~ ITEM #287683
    Yuzuruha ITEM #330951

    ...but I'm looking at four more that I haven't ordered yet because I need to see where my post-Christmas budget stands first.

    Belial ~VAINGLORY~ ITEM #212495
    Chino Kafuu ~Magical Girl~ ITEM #427732
    Galko-chan ITEM #396908
    Prinz Eugen ITEM #331596

    I really hope these don't all release this month... o_O
    ~Infinite_Respawn~
  • metaldeer
    metaldeerRegular Boarder • lv6
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    #52
    3 years ago
    http://i.imgur.com/tBaeem0.png

    My Aigis collection (very) slowly grows. Debated between getting this and the yukata one next, but I like the face on this one more.
  • Luse666
    Luse666Regular Boarder • lv12
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    #53
    3 years ago
    Zero Suit Samus Figma arrived:
    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Luse6661483619279.jpeg
    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Luse6661483619281.jpeg

    Also got confirmation that the F4F Artorias statue is getting charged on the 23rd of Jan, so that's two of three statues this month, if Dark Phoenix comes out then I'm starting off 2017 with too much of a bang...
    -Baka Zeitgeist
  • kittokatsutsu
    kittokatsutsuSHSL Magical GirlSuper High School Level • lv31
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    #54
    3 years ago
    My January is looking pretty packed already and only a few items have release dates!

    3 x Seragaki Aoba - 1/7 (Native) ITEM #293234
    Artorias - 1/4 - Exclusive Edition (First 4 Figures) ITEM #381589
    Ririka (Flare) ITEM #331751
    Yamatonokami Yasusada - 1/8 (Orange Rouge) ITEM #322190

    Still waiting on dates for these:
    Belial - 1/8 (Orchid Seed) ITEM #212495
    Yuzuruha - 1/8 (Alter) ITEM #330951
    Galko-chan - 1/6 (Max Factory) ITEM #396908
    Akemi Homura - Kaname Madoka - 1/7 (Amakuni) ITEM #397001
    Kasugano Sora - 1/7 - Bunny Style (Alter) ITEM #396945
    Anko - Kafuu Chino - Tippy - Wild Geese - 1/7 (Stronger) ITEM #427732
    Futami Ami - Futami Mami - 1/8 (Phat Company) ITEM #216139

    I'm pretty excited for them all to release (not so much for the invoices haha)!
    http://media.tumblr.com/7d601def965bf263c09d71a0ba08d16d/tumblr_inline_mppd2cfU0k1s0iq8v.gifhttp://media.tumblr.com/b9718baf802c5b0076333e0afc31214c/tumblr_inline_mppd2g9rzN1s0iq8v.gifhttp://media.tumblr.com/f977dc76a89e38ec46ad536f56a43b94/tumblr_inline_mppdqnZXNe1s0iq8v.gif
    Welcome to Despair~
  • souhait
    souhaitRegular Boarder • lv10
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    #55
    3 years ago
    Hey all, long time no post, Happy New Year! I got a new job at the start of November and my figure pre-ordering slowed down a lot, but I have a feeling winter Wonfes is gonna be terrible for my wallet.

    Just one cutie for this month, if she's not delayed:

    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/ElliotNightray1470393290.jpeg

    I also preordered the Crystal-version Sailor Moon figuarts that's out this month because the scales have been so lackluster, but that's with Amazon so I'll be getting her later.
  • Luse666
    Luse666Regular Boarder • lv12
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    #56
    3 years ago
    Red Sonjia arrived, now I can do my top figures of the year post in the other thread.

    Nothing was broken or scuffed up, and the magnets all have great strength.

    I still miss the skin texture the proto had, but I've had a month to get used to the idea that its gone. Blood splatter could be better, it's on the boots, but not the gloves, and my snake carcass barely has any (compared to other in hand pics I've seen)...

    At the end of the day, she is still gorgeous and I've got no regrets.

    It's gloomy in Scotland today so no natural light pics:

    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/02/1484058743-dscf6201.png
    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/02/1484058743-dscf6202.png
    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/02/1484058743-dscf6203.png
    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/02/1484058743-dscf6204.png
    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/02/1484058743-dscf6206.png
    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/02/1484058744-dscf6209.png
    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/02/1484058742-dscf6200.png
    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/02/1484058744-dscf6210.png
    -Baka Zeitgeist
  • Garentz
    GarentzRegular Boarder • lv18
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    #57
    3 years ago
    Good to read that your magnets are great and that nothing arrived broken. Thanks for the pictures, i hope that you will have some sunlight tomorrow.

    These photos already gave a good idea, she looks really good in a natural environment, it has to be even better with the sun.

    If you could take a picture of the face closer to see well the eyes and maybe some close up for the armor and the blood on the sword.
  • Luse666
    Luse666Regular Boarder • lv12
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    #58
    3 years ago • Updated 3 years ago
    Garentz3 years ago#17424170Good to read that your magnets are great and that nothing arrived broken. Thanks for the pictures, i hope that you will have some sunlight tomorrow.

    These photos already gave a good idea, she looks really good in a natural environment, it has to be even better with the sun.

    If you could take a picture of the face closer to see well the eyes and maybe some close up for the armor and the blood on the sword.


    It's Dark and gloomy right now, so if the sun pops up later I'll try, but I cant get close ups in the cabinet.

    This guy took some nice pictures:

    www.sideshowcol...

    What's more interesting is that after ActionJackson83 posted his pics, scroll down a bit and Charled4400 posted his close ups of the blood on his statue and his has a totally different more gory look on his swords. My point is that the blood splatter on everyone else statue will look different and you won't have an idea on what yours will look like until you get it.

    Edit: So I got a tad bit of sun and said fuck it and took a bunch of shots in the light I did have:

    http://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/02/1484177227-2.png
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    Edit 2:

    Was just reading that the Dark Phoenix PF should be going out in the first week of February, so while she might not be this month it doesn't change much, just means instead of having a $2,099 month of statues bills it'll just get spread between two months. Also the Red Sonja print (that I utterly forgot I ordered) from Sideshow charges on the 18th of Jan, so there's that too pay for too.
    -Baka Zeitgeist
  • Omegabalmung
    OmegabalmungRegular Boarder • lv12
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    #59
    3 years ago
    Its been a while since I posted but here's what I got a few days ago.

    Wonder Girl:

    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Omegabalmung1484428530.jpeg
    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Omegabalmung1484428532.jpeg
    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Omegabalmung1484428534.jpeg
    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Omegabalmung1484428536.jpeg
    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Omegabalmung1484428579.jpeg
    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Omegabalmung1484428581.jpeg
    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/Omegabalmung1484428583.jpeg
  • Giolon
    GiolonRegular Boarder • lv20
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    #60
    3 years ago • Updated 3 years ago
    I love that idea of putting the ZSS head on her Varia suit! Brilliant one.

    Great Wonder Girl photos, Omega! I particularly like that 2nd photo. The framing is just perfect. Great lighting all around. I'm liking what I see of that figure a lot and am debating whether to pick it up. I've got the original Bishoujo Wonder Woman and she's one of my favorites.

    So I got the MegaHouse Heero and Relena figures in last week. They're way overpriced for their size. However, the paint is largely very clean and the sculpts are nicely detailed.

    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/Giolon1484445610.jpeg

    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/Giolon1484445612.jpeg

    http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/Giolon1484445641.jpeg

    I'm still working on my Onsen Kongiku pics, but should have them soon.
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