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Old 11-30-2020, 03:30 PM   #121
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I think much of the negativity comes from years of Sideshow being inconsistent with the quality of their movie-based Alien and Predator pieces after the SWS collaborations of the mid-2000s. Either the scale doesn't match (Big Chap LSB vs Alien Warrior LSB), or the paint is lacking, or a promising piece (the Elder Predator LSB) is straight-up cancelled. And in almost every situation, the sculpt suggests a lack of attention to the source material.

When people see Sideshow putting more energy into the Mythos line for these characters, it gives the impression that Sideshow is doubling-down on "make-believe" versions of these characters because they can't hack the "real thing." That and there's an element of "they cancelled [X promising movie piece] for more of this?"

Throw in their recent history of swapping PVC parts for polystone - sometimes without being upfront about it - then charging the same amount and you've got a product drawing ire from multiple angles. The Wolf Predator LSB should've been a moderately successful release, even with its less-than-stellar paint app, but the PVC usage destroyed it.

I actually think they've made some cool decisions with the design of this piece, but the size and paint absolutely do not warrant the same price tag as a 1/3 Prime 1 statue. Had this been at least $300 cheaper, its reception would've been much more positive.
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Old 11-30-2020, 04:00 PM   #122
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I cant think of any pieces that would be less popular if 30% cheaper.
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Old 11-30-2020, 04:44 PM   #123
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The price for this piece just really killed it for me. Why was their Internecivus Raptus half the price of this? The material? Fine, make more of the mythos piece out of plastic then. As long as it's painted the same no one's the wiser. I would have jumped on this in a heart beat if it was closer to the Internecivus Raptus price.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:16 PM   #124
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The price for this piece just really killed it for me. Why was their Internecivus Raptus half the price of this? The material? Fine, make more of the mythos piece out of plastic then. As long as it's painted the same no one's the wiser. I would have jumped on this in a heart beat if it was closer to the Internecivus Raptus price.
I heard that Internecivus Raptus had some plastic pieces. How much of it? Imo, a statue should have zero plastic pieces except for maybe the most fragile of details that would be impossible to cast in polystone or resin. Never the less, I agree. This should have been half of this price.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:36 PM   #125
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. . . Throw in their recent history of swapping PVC parts for polystone - sometimes without being upfront about it - then charging the same amount and you've got a product drawing ire from multiple angles.
The Wolf Predator LSB should've been a moderately successful release, even with its less-than-stellar paint app, but the PVC usage destroyed it . . .



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Old 11-30-2020, 10:07 PM   #126
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You can however run over that wolf bust with a car for zero damage lol
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Old 12-01-2020, 03:57 AM   #127
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The price for this piece just really killed it for me. Why was their Internecivus Raptus half the price of this? The material? Fine, make more of the mythos piece out of plastic then. As long as it's painted the same no one's the wiser. I would have jumped on this in a heart beat if it was closer to the Internecivus Raptus price.

I didn't buy that one precisely because it was plastic. Plus whenever they make a pvc piece, they love to tell us it costs more to do so.
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Old 12-01-2020, 12:45 PM   #128
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I think much of the negativity comes from years of Sideshow being inconsistent with the quality of their movie-based Alien and Predator pieces after the SWS collaborations of the mid-2000s. etc...
Yes, very good explained.
Most of us, will not hit the same rock more than ones (or twice)..
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Old 12-01-2020, 12:50 PM   #129
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I didn't buy that one precisely because it was plastic. Plus whenever they make a pvc piece, they love to tell us it costs more to do so.
Can't believe SS is still vague about materials used.
7 out 10 order-pages don't have material listed anymore.
Same with scale, why not clearly mention if it is 1:6 / 1:5 / 1:4 etc
Just ridiculous.
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Can't believe SS is still vague about materials used.
7 out 10 order-pages don't have material listed anymore.
Same with scale, why not clearly mention if it is 1:6 / 1:5 / 1:4 etc
Just ridiculous.
Technically you can't set a scale on original art/ creature design. There is no real size to compare this against.

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