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    I also got hawkman.trump and obama.hawkman is really nice.very .great sculpt . president Trump and president Obama have very nice sculpts as well.

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    he doesn't really stand straight either. kind of leans to one side

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    I received my FTC order today... ah, FTC *sigh*

    I will just talk about Hawkman here.

    I ordered the regular, retro Hawkman. Nice looking figure, overall. Nice head sculpt and no bobblehead effect on mine, which was nice to see. The head moves back and forth a bit, but I have to use my hand to move it; if I shake the figure, the head stays stable.

    The costume was nicely done. Not sure I like the tank top effect -- would have preferred full sleeves -- but it is not off putting or anything. Full length pants would have been better too, but they are long enough and using some old green rubber bands from my daughter's braces helped keep the leggings down.

    When you order online, you never know what you will get. My Hawkman is missing some yellow paint on the beak due to paint rub on the clamshell. There is a snag in the flesh part of the uniform, but it's not a deal breaker. What is the deal breaker?...

    I got one of the crappy FTC bodies. Apparently, I am not the only one. From the permanent hip twist, the left arm that has a chopping down action feature and the left hip that wants to remain turned inwards, making the uniform look wrong... it just ruined the whole figure for me. I didn't even get to the wings. Literally. They are still in the bag.

    I considered moving it to a Type S body, and going through the whole tedious process of transferring the plug-in boots, but the skin tone would be so off to the head and the flesh tone top, that it wouldn't look right.

    So, until I can figure out what to do with him...

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    ^^^ Send FTC some pics, maybe they will make it right. Too bad about this figure. The flesh wife beater and short pant legs kill it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    ^^^ Send FTC some pics, maybe they will make it right. Too bad about this figure. The flesh wife beater and short pant legs kill it for me.
    Honestly, I'm tired of trying to get FTC to, "make it right", especially when it comes to the shoddy bodies. At this point, unless the body is broken or super floppy (as is the case with the skinny and fat bodies sometimes), I'm better off replacing it with something that's better quality and chalking up the $30 as spent on a fully painted head sculpt and costume, which I think FTC does a pretty decent job on both these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRDouble View Post
    Honestly, I'm tired of trying to get FTC to, "make it right", especially when it comes to the shoddy bodies. At this point, unless the body is broken or super floppy (as is the case with the skinny and fat bodies sometimes), I'm better off replacing it with something that's better quality and chalking up the $30 as spent on a fully painted head sculpt and costume, which I think FTC does a pretty decent job on both these days.
    then maybe they should stop selling bodies all together and just sell Captain Action style costume sets for the same price if 30 bucks is acceptable for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    then maybe they should stop selling bodies all together and just sell Captain Action style costume sets for the same price if 30 bucks is acceptable for that.
    I would be happy with that! Sell them from the start in a baggy for $20-22, like they do when they part them out.

    Seriously though, I get the frustration. $30 should buy you a fully functioning figure, not one that has to be fixed or replaced. I'll spend $20 plus on a custom costume that still requires some work on my part, and I have no desire to start customizing heads, so I am happy to get a good, fully painted FTC head of a character that I want. That doesn't absolve the company of still having crappy bodies at this stage of the game, and I definitely exercise my displeasure more with non-purchases at $30 a pop compared to when they were $20, and returns of bad non-body items (sticky Flash boots, Supergirl skirt variant TWICE!). But I pick & choose what I can live with for the price. It's too bad because the bodies are my biggest issue with FTC. And they aren't even consistently bad.

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    Since Batman '66 seems to have run out of steam I've not bought a lot from them. Want to cobble together a better Poison Ivy to fill in with the 66 stuff and am waiting on Hugo Strange. May get a Man- Bat to use for the head, with that at least I get a usable body for another custom.
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    wow those wings suck.
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