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    Thank you for the review, it's very fair, just stating all the mathematical facts. And as we all know, math doesn't lie.

    Yeah, problems, indeed. Seems like the factory didn't address previous issues mentioned. The head and helmet sizes are real dealbreakers. I have no idea why nobody said "no way" to this.
    The jackets are still pretty flimsy, as mentioned before.
    And the way the Cylon is stuck together seems very cheap.

    I'm sure that BBP is the most frustrated among us. This can't be what they wanted. If BSG is going to continue, a serious change of direction is needed for series 2. Because remember, wave 1 has all of the big guns of the tv show, and if this doesn't work, what will that say about the future of wave 2?
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    I had a ball upgrading the Lost figures, but I liked that show a lot better than BSG. And say what you will about those pale faces but at least Lost was in proportion and well tailored.

    I recall BBP saying they had to move to a new factory that did smaller quantities, but that's for the next wave. These were from the original factory.

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    I had a feeling that this line would end up with problems. Which is a shame as I was really looking forward.to it.

    Im just sorry that craig over at zica didnt do this line first.
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    If BBP followed the Zica model, we'd get two characters done in really great quality and then the line would die due to poor sales. There needs to be a middle ground. There's also no guarantee that if Zica had done multiple figures in multiple licenses that they wouldn't have had some hiccups as well, like the boot issue they had for example. Don't get me wrong, Zica set the bar high but their first attempt wasn't sustainable.

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    The problem may be a miscommunication with the factory. As we all should know by now, the original sculpt has to be a tad large to account for a 6% shrink when made in vinyl. Perhaps the factory thought that the originals had not accounted for that and upscaled them first so the resulting vinyl would match the original. And when something like that happens, you end up just having to go with it.
    The sculpts themselves are great. I'll bet it will be worked out for the next waves.

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    I think you hit the nail on the head. Communications with Chinese factories is rough (my little bit of experience showed how painful this can be). Not having someone on site who is capable of A) noticing the problem and then B) having the power/authority/desire to get it remedied means you sometimes end up with product that is below what was originally intended. Managing this process from afar is difficult.

    Imagine asking someone on the boards to make a custom figure for you. Now imagine this person is on the other side of the world and speaks a different language. Now imagine you have to pay them up front and you have little to no recourse if you don't like what they send you. Now multiply that by tens of thousands of dollars (minimum).
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    I really feel bad for the folks at BBP. I know a lot of effort went into making these figures, and I'm sure they're really disappointed with the end results. I had no interest in the BSG line, but I've already ordered four units each of SMDM. I'm already disappointed that Steve doesn't look a lot like Lee Majors, but I'm hoping that everything else is ok.
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    imagine paying a little bit more and having it made in a US factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rche View Post
    imagine paying a little bit more and having it made in a US factory.
    I'm not aware of any U.S. factories that even do this sort of thing.

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    I really don't know much about the way this sort of thing works, but didn't BBP have to give their stamp of approval on the final product before it went into production? Didn't they receive samples of the vinyl heads for approval?

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