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Old 07-25-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Holy shit, these are AMAZING!

http://news.toyark.com/2014/07/24/si...cc-2014-130057

Look at the costumes on those Flash and GL figures! THAT'S how you do movie costumes! They have the scaly mesh Hollywood likes to use on costumes like Spiderman, Supes, etc. They have texture and lines, and all the crap people think need to make the costumes look updated. IMO, THIS is what the comics should be doing with the costumes. I'd much rather see THIS Flash in the comics than that crappy 52 costume. Imagine THAT in the new Flash tv show!



I haven't seen a GL product in a while I felt compelled to buy, but I may have to pick up this Sideshow Green Lantern. It's just...gorgeous. Everything feels right about it. Any liberties they take with the costume (boots for instance) just works. It'd be great if the GL in the JLA movie looked like this.
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Is it just me or does it look like Michael Fassbender is under the Flash one?

I might give someone a handsky for the 89' Batman one.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:45 AM   #3
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Holy shit, these are AMAZING!

http://news.toyark.com/2014/07/24/si...cc-2014-130057

Look at the costumes on those Flash and GL figures! THAT'S how you do movie costumes! They have the scaly mesh Hollywood likes to use on costumes like Spiderman, Supes, etc. They have texture and lines, and all the crap people think need to make the costumes look updated. IMO, THIS is what the comics should be doing with the costumes. I'd much rather see THIS Flash in the comics than that crappy 52 costume. Imagine THAT in the new Flash tv show!



I haven't seen a GL product in a while I felt compelled to buy, but I may have to pick up this Sideshow Green Lantern. It's just...gorgeous. Everything feels right about it. Any liberties they take with the costume (boots for instance) just works. It'd be great if the GL in the JLA movie looked like this.
This GL will be a must for my collection.

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Is it just me or does it look like Michael Fassbender is under the Flash one?

I might give someone a handsky for the 89' Batman one.
Then be prepared to do that 10 times or more because that figure will be about $350.
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That's gonna be one sore hand!
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Holy shit, these are AMAZING!

http://news.toyark.com/2014/07/24/si...cc-2014-130057

Look at the costumes on those Flash and GL figures! THAT'S how you do movie costumes! They have the scaly mesh Hollywood likes to use on costumes like Spiderman, Supes, etc. They have texture and lines, and all the crap people think need to make the costumes look updated. IMO, THIS is what the comics should be doing with the costumes. I'd much rather see THIS Flash in the comics than that crappy 52 costume. Imagine THAT in the new Flash tv show!
Thank you for posting that, now I KNOW I don't need to waste my money on these. Definitely sticking with my DC Direct 1:6 Scale GL figures, as they gave me what I wanted: A GL that looks like he stepped out of the COMIC, not off the set of a modern Hollywood movie with over-designed costumes. I wish DC Direct had used metallic gold on the Flash's costume the way Sideshow's doing, rather than yellow, but oh well.

The day DC Direct/DC Collectibles decided to stop making new 1:6 scale figures was a dark day, indeed.
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That's gonna be one sore hand!
When I see people who have collections of 30-50 Sideshow figures and/or statues, I assume that they also have six-figure salaries.

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Thank you for posting that, now I KNOW I don't need to waste my money on these. Definitely sticking with my DC Direct 1:6 Scale GL figures, as they gave me what I wanted: A GL that looks like he stepped out of the COMIC, not off the set of a modern Hollywood movie with over-designed costumes. I wish DC Direct had used metallic gold on the Flash's costume the way Sideshow's doing, rather than yellow, but oh well.

The day DC Direct/DC Collectibles decided to stop making new 1:6 scale figures was a dark day
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That's so true. I really wish the DCC would put out detailed 1/6 figures of the New 52 JL at least. Whether they were cloth clothes or just larger versions of the current 6.75" DCC figs, I'd buy them.
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I've noticed that some online stores are accepting pre-orders for the GL fig with an estimated release date of Q1, 2016. It looks like this is going to be in the $250 range.
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I looked at Sideshow's website and it's officially listed as $219, with the option of flex payments for pre-order. Flex payments can be stretched out to 4 monthly payments of $49.50 with a Non-Refundable Deposit of $22.

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectib...ibles-1003351/


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I looked at Sideshow's website and it's officially listed as $219, with the option of flex payments for pre-order. Flex payments can be stretched out to 4 monthly payments of $49.50 with a Non-Refundable Deposit of $22.

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectib...ibles-1003351/


I really like it, and I like that the only light-up aspect seems to be the lantern. I didn't like the idea of wires being in the figure's arm. And the costume is just gorgeous.
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This figure is hitting the market later this month. I've seen a couple of lucky collectors who got one early. This will ease the sting of the Play Imaginative GL getting cancelled.
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I got mine today and I certainly think collectors will have mixed reactions to this. The overall appearance is quite pleasant, but there are a couple of glaring problems. I'll post an in-depth review with plenty of pics over the next 48 hrs.
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I got mine today and I certainly think collectors will have mixed reactions to this. The overall appearance is quite pleasant, but there are a couple of glaring problems. I'll post an in-depth review with plenty of pics over the next 48 hrs.
So.... howsabout posting that review?
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So.... howsabout posting that review?
Whoa...I totally forgot. I'll try to get to that this week.
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I never ended up getting one of these.
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Sorry that this took so long, guys.

There are plenty of positives and negatives to this figure. These are only the first wave of pics that I took. I'll get around to
some other accessories soon.

In terms of merely setting on a shelf, this piece looks really sweet. The proportions are realistic and the costume looks like a functional material
that a soldier might wear. He stands a little shorter than I would have liked: about 11" tall without the stand.



The headsculpt is brilliant. The hair looks life-like despite being molded. The facial features are realistic and the mask GORGEOUS. Light dances on the mask giving it almost a ceramic appearance. I have to wonder why WB couldn't commission something that looked this good for the film. The eyes are white, but not expressionless.







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It looks great! Thanks for sharing the pictures BBL.
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Before I even read BBL's comment I was thinking "that would've been a good look for then movie." BTW: nice crotch shot there.
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It looks great! Thanks for sharing the pictures BBL.
I'll have some more specifics coming later.

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Before I even read BBL's comment I was thinking "that would've been a good look for then movie." BTW: nice crotch shot there.
I know it's a funny shot, but it's not without purpose. One of the main criticisms that I've seen online is that the suit is so tight that it makes the figure is tough to pose. The hips are probably the worst because that's as far as I could spread them. I initially thought it was just my figure, but I've seen that its the norm.
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Some more observations about this figure and its accessories--

Positives:

The material reflects dots of light, giving the costume a very vibrant appearance.

The boots are very sturdy and have a sleek appearance similar to the mask. One common complaint about 1/6 and 1/4 figures is that the ankles sometimes buckle after they've been standing or posed for awhile. This makes them difficult to display and can even lead to breaking. I really don't think that will be the case for this figure.

The ring hands each have a crisply-painted, raised ring. Of course, this is an essential part of any good Lantern figure, but we all know that some GL figures over the years have had less than satisfactory representations of the ring. That's not the case here. I wish my camera took high def photos to give you a better idea of what I mean.

The power battery outclasses the DC Direct 1/6 batteries in every way. The paint shines, the handle is secured well into its sockets, and it lights up when the GL logo on the top is tapped. That's an innovative alternative to buttons and levers. Changing the batteries is quite easy as well. You simply twist the bottom portion of the accessory, it pops off, and the batteries slide out.


Negatives:

The stand is only mediocre in appearance and it has very little functionality. It's possible to get the figure in a hovering/floating pose by placing the waist-clinching wire around the figure, but it will leave indentations in the costume. I'm guessing if you left the wire around the waist for an extended period of time, the indentations will become permanent.
As you can see, I put one leg inside the wire, but I wouldn't suggest leaving the figure in this position for a long time, either.

The articulation on this figure is subpar for a premium product. As I mentioned before, the legs are hindered by the costume. The hips can barely move outward or forward. It bends at the knees, but the tightness of the costume might lead to damage over time. The head also can't be moved upward too far (it does move easily side-to-side), so it's not possible to get Hal into a great flying pose.
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Here are some close ups of the ring (actually there are several alternate hands with a ring) and the logo on the battery.



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I find your nice figure and I congratulate you on this purchase. May I much prefer my old DC Direct action figure 1/6 Hal, Sinestro and especially the good old alan scott with their appearance more "comics" for my taste ...
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Here we have the Sideshow 1/6 figure in comparison to other 1/6 Hals. You'll also notice the power batter comparison to the DC Direct 13" figure and a sculpt comparison with the life-sized Sideshow bust.








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By the Guardians, I couldn't help myself... my Local Comic Shop had a July 4th Sale offering 20% off on any toy, statue, or board game, INCLUDING SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES ITEMS! Since it's almost impossible to get anything more than a 10% discount on Sideshow figures (FYI Sideshow, Price Fixing is still ILLEGAL! ) I couldn't stop myself.... so, I've now bought their GL figure.

And taking another look at that Flash figure, the costume looks fantastic! THAT'S what the Flash's costume should look like in the Justice League movie, not that stupid powered armor crap shown in the concept art! And to add insult to injury, the actual movie costume doesn't even have the right logo on it!
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And thanks to some excellent eBay timing on my part, I managed to snag the Sideshow Exclusive "Right Fist with Ring Power-Up" to add to my Sixth Scale GL Figure!



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