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Old 06-17-2018, 01:42 AM   #301
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Good luck.
I get my bust on august from my local dealer in europe.
Please make some nice pics for us.
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Old Yesterday, 03:13 PM   #302
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Ahhh screw it.... Ordered!


I still maintain that this thing is too expensive, but It's just beautiful. Plus how can I carry on claiming to be a huge Giger's Alien fan if I don't own this...
I went the other way Python and ordered the 1/3 scale Maquette, no way i could afford both pieces but i did treat myself to the HCG Chestburtster for pre-order.

It's just endless, the Prime1 Giger Maquette and the Mamegyorai 1/3 Big Chap, arghhhh!
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Old Yesterday, 06:00 PM   #303
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I went the other way Python and ordered the 1/3 scale Maquette, no way i could afford both pieces but i did treat myself to the HCG Chestburtster for pre-order.

It's just endless, the Prime1 Giger Maquette and the Mamegyorai 1/3 Big Chap, arghhhh!
I am so torn on the museum piece. Its awesome and I will probably kick myself in years to come for not ordering one but I can't justify it now I have a perfect Sideshow Big Chap Maquette. Waiting for the P1 version but doubtful I will like it as much as the Sideshow one.

Also annoyingly I have the P1 dog on Pre-Order which is in 1/3 scale so I sort of want one of each (at least 1-3) in the same scale . ITS ALL SO DAMN EXPENSIVE!

I have to say that although I 'quite' like the 1:1 head I don't think it's one I will be too bothered about not ordering and I'm definitely not blown away by the latest XM piece (I don't really like it).
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Old Today, 01:21 AM   #304
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I dislike the XM Alien piece. It is in its early stages but the design and most of all the stepping on the other alien is terrible imo. Im surprised because Narin does such fantastic Predator pieces.
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Old Today, 01:00 PM   #305
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I went the other way Python and ordered the 1/3 scale Maquette, no way i could afford both pieces but i did treat myself to the HCG Chestburtster for pre-order.

It's just endless, the Prime1 Giger Maquette and the Mamegyorai 1/3 Big Chap, arghhhh!

I was very torn between this and the maquette also, I kind of prefer full body statues in many ways. But I'm hoping now that I'll actually be able to stretch to getting the CP 1:3 maquette as well as this, It will likely depend how impressed I am with this when it arrives soon. I'm also waiting to see what Prime 1 can do, they worked wonders with the Dog, it is possible that I may prefer their maquette as beautiful and accurate as the CP version is. We'll see.
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Well Fed ex are quick, mine just arrived earlier than expected.


First impressions..... This thing is beautiful! Seriously beautiful. The big chap has long been my favorite character, and this thing has captured that eerie, beautiful, Alien creature in all of it's glory.

Second impressions upon lifting it out of the box. This doesn't feel like a super high quality product if I'm honest, it feels quite light and plasticy in places, but not even close to being as bad as some recent Sideshow items such as the Wolf LSB. It's passable, but I think I just expected a bit more for $1700 + $125 shipping and 20% duty. Still, It is acceptable and it wouldn't be an issue once it's up on display.

Third impressions.... Bugger! It has a huge cluster of scratches on the side of the dome. It also has a fair amount of peeling black paint towards the rear. Speaking of paint, it isn't anything to shout about at all. It's just a flat black with very sparse brown highlights. That said, it doesn't look bad at all, it just comes back to that huge price tag which inevitably raises expectations.


Ultimately, despite the huge cost, I'm going to get onto Sideshow and see if they can replace this one rather than returning it. Also, we're always harder on these things when they first arrive. I'll save my full thoughts and review etc until I've had it a few days, or until my shiny undamaged new one hopefully arrives. I suspect I'll go from slightly underwhelmed, to adoring it as a little time passes....
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Old Today, 04:17 PM   #307
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Hi Python!! Sorry to read that you found some problems with scratches and paintjob....Really hope mine will be ok!! Actualy I should receive it in 2 months....
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