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Old 07-26-2021, 05:24 PM   #2021
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They didn’t based fully open mouth version on Pred from the movie. It’s based on Stan Winston’s 1:1 bust
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Old 07-26-2021, 05:27 PM   #2022
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It seems like they’re trying to get as close to movie accurate as they can with all these revisions. Imo the open mouthed portrait they’ve got sculpted looks ridiculous as it is. They should consider revising that as well.
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:04 PM   #2023
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I think they should update the positioning of the mandibles on the open mouth portrait. I would vastly improve the piece. The deluxe semi-open mouthed portrait looks better and even good enough to replace the open mouthed portrait. (See pictures below) However, I’m sure fans would also want a fully flared out roaring Predator portrait included. They just need to tweak it to make it perfect.
The semi-open looks like a match to this movie still expression…



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Old 07-26-2021, 06:10 PM   #2024
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In addition to losing the over-textured skin appearance, they should soften the abdominal definition.
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Yeah I agree, the fists need to be larger. They did say they are making some more improvements. That's something you guy's should mention to them. Should be a simple fix. Other than that, the body proportions to me, are 95% accurate. Good pictures posted!
I also agree. They smoothed out the belly area which is another step in the right direction but the rest of the body is still too over textured. You have 3 layers; layer 1 over textured head, layer 2 smooth mid section, layer 3 over textured thighs/lower body.
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:21 PM   #2025
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Prime 1 did state in their final update that skin textures would be updated on the sculpt after receiving feedback from collectors. We won't really know to what degree this will be, not until Prime 1 makes a new prototype with all said updates. I'm hoping they do that soon and release a video so more accurate comparisons can be made.
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:36 PM   #2026
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I really like the sculpt render they’ve chosen for the closed mouth premium bust portrait. Looks like a direct match for the pred’s expression from the moment in the movie after it examined Dutch’s booby trap. It looks like this is going to be offered as an additional purchase option rather than included with the piece. If that’s the case, it’s at least nice that we’re getting a quality closed mouth portrait however it also would’ve be nice and made more sense to me to scrap either one of the current unmasked portrait (open mouth or semi-open mouth) for this closed mouth. That way we’d still have four portrait options included rather than having to buy anything additional. Unmasked open mouth and unmasked closed mouth rather than an unmasked open mouth and semi-open mouth.


I would’ve instead preferred a closed mouth portrait of the moment right after the pred tossed his bio mask in the water revealing himself for the first time, but the one they chose is still really nice and looks to be direct from the movie so can’t complain too much. Here’s that other lesser iconic moment…

Not sure why no one’s done this exact closed mouth sculpt yet. Seems like the perfect closed mouth portrait to me and no better time to make it happen if you’re trying to remaster this thing.
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:38 PM   #2027
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Prime 1 did state in their final update that skin textures would be updated on the sculpt after receiving feedback from collectors. We won't really know to what degree this will be, not until Prime 1 makes a new prototype with all said updates. I'm hoping they do that soon and release a video so more accurate comparisons can be made.
Just going off of what they’ve shared so far in terms of updates as it relates to the skin texture, they seem to have focused their attention solely to the mid section belly area rather than the whole body.
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:54 PM   #2028
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Not sure why no one’s done this exact closed mouth sculpt yet. Seems like the perfect closed mouth portrait to me and no better time to make it happen if you’re trying to remaster this thing.

They will charge at least $400 for that bust.

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Old 07-26-2021, 06:59 PM   #2029
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Then I will pay $400 for that bust.
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Old 07-26-2021, 07:00 PM   #2030
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Just going off of what they’ve shared so far in terms of updates as it relates to the skin texture, they seem to have focused their attention solely to the mid section belly area rather than the whole body.
Those photos showing the updated torso was during the second wave of updates before the final one.

After the second update myself along with other collectors emailed them requesting skin textures on arms and legs to be consistent with body textures. Hence we get the 'updated skin textures' in the 'final' wave of updates. That could mean anything and without new pics or videos of the updated prototype reflecting the final wave of updates, we won't really know what it will turn out to look like. Fingers crossed it's consistent across the board.
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