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Thread: Mint Off Card: Hyper Real Darth Vader by Hasbro

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    Yep, definately in. Me having perfect specimen syndrome , mine came with a slightly crooked chest piece, and I also saw a review, with someone complaining about it. Are they worth $80, not really.... , its certainly not Hot Toys quality, the saber is a bit bendy etc. but Brians headsup with amazon mispricing them at $50, made me pull the trigger on this. As long as they dont start pumping these out at a figure a month, them Im ok, Ill buy the rest. It really is a great figure, although Im certainly not a action figure poser, I got him in a nice stance. finding it quite hard to manipulate him, thinking something might break. Best bit of this vid was actually him interacting with classic style Mego's, that certainly made me smile, finally seeing a Vader in this scale.

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    i would be interested if the figure was wearing a suit but the rubber body makes that a no for me

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    It's tempting, but I always have serious doubts about seamless bodies like that. Somewhere down the line, the material over the exoskeleton is going to dry out or deteriorate in some way, and then it cracks at the stress points. I don't see any way that's not going to happen. A knee joint on an original Mego breaking from age can be replaced. a cracked elbow can be glued or repaired with a dab of resin. That skin starts splitting, and it's done. That's why for some of the 12" non-Mego figures I've been making lately I've been using the old Cy Girl bodies from around the turn of the century rather than newer, sleeker seamless bodies. The Cy Girls are still viable and quite usable after a couple decades, and likely will be for decades more. The new seamless bodies haven;t been around long enough to be able to say that. Plus, there's always limits on how far you can push the articulation, and I haven't seen any of these bodies that don't, at some point, look like a big bendy figure when the joints are in certain positions.

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    ^Agree 110%

    I sincerely doubt these figures will last, and there will be a lot of depressed people who spent $80 on them. Same thing is happening to a lot of the Mezco One:12 figures....those delicate rubbery printed suits are already peeling off after just a couple years.

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    Got mine in the mail and I am ecstatically HAPPY! The quality is simply INCREDIBLE! I really couldn't be anymore pleased with this figure! Can't wait for LUKE SKYWALKER!!

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    nice looking figure, but way too expensive

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    I think the Bespin Luke is gonna be really weird in person. I thought his outfit would be soft goods but in photos it appears his "clothes" are all sculpted and will be made of that same rubbery material.

    Aesthetically that may work for Vader but I don't see how it will work for Luke.

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    I think you'll find that Bespin Luke Prototype will change quite a bit. I'm sure there's a reason why they changed the release date and pushed it out to May 2020.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enyawd72 View Post
    I think the Bespin Luke is gonna be really weird in person. I thought his outfit would be soft goods but in photos it appears his "clothes" are all sculpted and will be made of that same rubbery material.

    Aesthetically that may work for Vader but I don't see how it will work for Luke.
    Yeah it looks like an overpriced bendy.
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    It's a CGI concept mockup. Entertainment Earth and Big Bad Toy Store say he'll have a fabric outfit. I'm betting an actual prototype will pop up at Toy Fair early next year.
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