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Old Today, 10:41 AM   #721
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I guess for me, it's situations like what happened with Mystique that annoys me. They show us a silhouette of a Mystique with a machine gun and long hair, and then 4 weeks later the reveal happens and neither of those options is anywhere in sight. Then I ask on the live show, and the answer is "oh we had a long hair but it didn't make it past approvals."

Ok, so why bother teasing people with something you know is not able to be included?

Or remember when Magneto was a Premium Format on initial reveal and most people panned him? Then, they made a few small revisions and suddenly he was a maquette with a price tag of almost $200 more than Wolverine?

It's things like this that gets on my last nerve.

Anyways, back to Mystique. I'm still torn, but I do like a lot of aspects of this piece. I wish we could get confirmation if the X-23 switch out piece has metal claws.
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Old Today, 10:51 AM   #722
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I guess for me, it's situations like happened with Mystique that annoys me. They show us a silhouette of a Mystique with a machine gun and long hair, and then 4 weeks later the reveal happens and neither of those options is anywhere in sight. Then I ask on the live show, and the answer is "oh we had a long hair but it didn't make it past approvals."

Ok, so why bother teasing people with something you know is not able to be included?

It's things like this that gets on my last nerve.

Anyways, back to Mystique. I'm still torn, but I do like a lot of aspects of this piece. I wish we could get confirmation if the X-23 switch out piece has metal claws.
You remember this? With Sideshow it is just puzzling sometimes. I've stopped caring about these things as I've gotten older. With these new Sideshowified costumes and never ending price increases it's a good thing. I can't even remember that last Sideshow piece that's gotten me properly excited.

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Old Today, 10:56 AM   #723
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So true, even on their worse pieces they have some of the most civil constructive criticism lol, to be fair though maybe its because their willing to make changes.
That's a good point. There's a more involved feeling with the XM stuff. You have the owners of XM discussing their products with the collectors on a continual basis; you can talk directly to Ben, Ang, or Bryan and make a suggestion or give an opinion. If the collectors say something needs to be changed or it doesn't look right, the XM guys will look into it. Collectors feel involved in the process and they have revamped several statues because of criticism.
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Old Today, 11:02 AM   #724
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You remember this? With Sideshow it is just puzzling sometimes. I've stopped caring about these things as I've gotten older. With these new Sideshowified costumes and never ending price increases it's a good thing. I can't even remember that last Sideshow piece that's gotten me properly excited.

I actually don't remember seeing that before. Punisher PF?
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Old Today, 11:13 AM   #725
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So true, even on their worse pieces they have some of the most civil constructive criticism lol, to be fair though maybe its because their willing to make changes.
Can't disagree with you there. Sideshow's we know what is good for you attitude isn't helping matters.

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I actually don't remember seeing that before. Punisher PF?
Yup teased shortly before preorder and then....poof.
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Yup teased shortly before preorder and then....poof.
Ah, yeah I don't remember that, but that's precisely my point. All companies (including XM) need to stop teasing things unless they have gone through approval. It would save everyone a lot of frustration.
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Ah, yeah I don't remember that, but that's precisely my point. All companies (including XM) need to stop teasing things unless they have gone through approval. It would save everyone a lot of frustration.
Yeah it's a double edged sword. Teasers build excitement but people can lose interest if nothing shows up. I see it a lot with Prime 1. Still love their stuff but the wait can be tiring sometimes.
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Here is an example... the new XM 1/6 Joker. Looks like an action figure concept. Chattering teeth weapon and joker robot base? What the hell is it? Not to mention the mediocre headsculpt. Zero hate for it in the XM thread. If Sideshow had designed it people would be spewing venom.

This is the case for most XM releases. Sideshow fans blindly defending all products? Maybe for a small minority but have you guys seen how heavily the new Batman and Poison Ivy PFs were criticized.

XM Joker with a stupid weapon that makes no sense....brilliant what an ingenious design!!! Statue of the year!! Oh wait that title is already reserved for the super busy and tacky white Magneto.

Looks how ridiculous this thing is...

Don’t want to turn this into a Joker thread but I personally like bases with a story and XMs base definitely fits Jokers persona. I like this statue along with Sideshows take on Joker as well. Think they are both great. Not sure why you are ripping this Joker and not Sideshows? They are both very similar with action poses.

Everyone has different tastes. I can tell by the way you are talking that you aren’t a fan of large elaborate bases with action poses while I’m the opposite and love them. If I could choose action or museum pose, it would be action pose all day.

I haven’t seen anyone call the Joker, statue of the year. Statue of the year in my opinion will go to XM Hulkbuster, Sideshow Thanos or XM Weapon X
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Don’t want to turn this into a Joker thread but I personally like bases with a story and XMs base definitely fits Jokers persona. I like this statue along with Sideshows take on Joker as well. Think they are both great. Not sure why you are ripping this Joker and not Sideshows? They are both very similar with action poses.

Everyone has different tastes. I can tell by the way you are talking that you aren’t a fan of large elaborate bases with action poses while I’m the opposite and love them. If I could choose action or museum pose, it would be action pose all day.

I haven’t seen anyone call the Joker, statue of the year. Statue of the year in my opinion will go to XM Hulkbuster, Sideshow Thanos or XM Weapon X
I’m not talking about Sideshow’s Joker because my point was on how a lot (not all) XM fans pile on Sideshow while praising the most mediocre of sculpts from XM. This Joker is one of those mediocre even poor sculpts in my opinion. The portrait is poor as is the pose. Don’t see how it fits the Joker’s persona...he’s never struck me as an engineering genius. Giant Joker robot? Is this from Ninja Batman? What is he holding? Does it spray Joker gas or is it something he bites you with? Or is it a two in one? And I don’t like Sudeshow’s version that much either (yes I think it is a bit too busy) but at least the sculpt and pose are leaps and bounds better. I much prefer the classic first Joker PF.

And if your argument is it’s because it’s a smaller scale look no further than Teeeterhead’s 1/6 version which is awesome in my book.

Go take a look in the XM threads and tell me that they are held to the same standards as Sideshow by collectors. It’s not even close. Yet we have XM fans over here constantly proclaiming that the competition isn’t even close.
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