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Old Yesterday, 03:20 AM   #281
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A few quick thoughts:-

It’s not 100% perfect, as I have a few QC issues which I’ve found. Nothing major per se, but still a bit annoying given the price of these things. I’m not sure if this is a QC issue or not, but from the side I can see there’s a gap ranging between 2-4mm between the silicon face and black/blue neck collar (more on the left hand side than the right). Using a torchlight I can see that the gap has been painted a flat purple. Without the torchlight it’s not nearly as noticeable, to be almost irrelevant, but it’s there.

I also find it odd that he doesn’t have a neck showing. On Iron Studios there’s quite a bit showing, whereas on this bust it’s near nonexistent.

As I mentioned above the shade of purple is a bit darker than I would have chosen, but it’s perfectly fine imo. As you can see in the above photos, the difference isn’t as severe as I thought it was after watching Sean’s YouTube video. However I did notice that depending on the lighting the Iron Studios piece could appear an even lighter shade of purple. Honestly I would’ve thought the silicon would’ve been affected more by the light, but not in this case.

The teeth are passable, but they really should have been made out of acrylic rather than basic resin of whatever, as they look fairly flat and dry looking. The tongue and inner mouth should have also been gloss coated.

The eyes however are great. I’ve never owned a collectable with glass eyes before.

It’s heavy, but after watching all those video reviews it’s not as heavy as I feared it would be as I was able to assemble it quite easily by myself, and I’m your stereotypical skinny Asian. Though I was assembling it on a rather low ‘coffee’ table at the time, which makes it easier. In fact taking the base and bust out of the box was the hardest and most exerting thing in the whole exercise, in that I had to finally give up trying to pull it directly up out of the foam, to putting the foam on its side and taking it out that way.

Having no idea what to really expect, the silicon face is stiffer than I thought it would be. And I couldn’t help myself, but I had to pinch his nose.

But just after unboxing it, I’ve determined over the long run that it’s going to be a real pain to remove dust, lint and hair off of it. For example there was a stray black whisker like hair on the face, barely 2-3mm in length, and it took me forever to remove it. And while doing it I was concerned I was damaging the silicon with how hard I was using their brush to remove the hair.

As I mentioned previously the purple attachments on mine were numbered correctly and were easy to assemble onto the base, but supposedly this may not be the norm going by everyone else who has this piece in hand. Though the attachments aren’t nearly as symmetrical as I would like.

Those two gold attachments that connect to the underside of the bust, don’t sit at all flush on mine.

The name plate imo doesn’t at all look good, in that it looks fairly cheap imo, and I’m someone who doesn’t mind nameplates on my collectables.

In conclusion, after all my above points you would be forgiven in thinking that I don’t love this piece, however that would be far from the truth as overall when I just look at this piece I really do love him. But I’m also a collector who is known to go over my pieces with a fine tooth comb and a torchlight while I’m at it.

I have quite a few Thanos pieces. From Iron Studios 1/4 scale Infinity War and Endgame pieces, and the Hot Toys 1/6 scale IW piece, as well as the two Endgame variations on preorder from Hot Toys. Plus I even have a few Cosbaby versions of him in my collection. And that’s not including all the Gauntlet variations I’ll have in the next 12 months or so. And if I were only able to keep one, it would certainly be this bust.

I don’t know if he’s worth the price, but I don’t regret the purchase, not at all.
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Old Yesterday, 08:05 AM   #282
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Iím your stereotypical skinny Asian who is known to go over my pieces with a fine tooth comb and a torchlight while Iím at it.
I donít know if heís worth the price, but I donít regret the purchase, not at all.
If you don't mind, I summarized for the readers in hurry.
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Old Yesterday, 12:26 PM   #283
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Cool review, thanks for sharing.

I'd suggest that, in the future, if hair gets on his silicone face again, just use a piece of tape to remove it rather than a brush.
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Old Yesterday, 02:42 PM   #284
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I also find it odd that he doesnít have a neck showing. On Iron Studios thereís quite a bit showing, whereas on this bust itís near nonexistent.
personally ive always felt the neck on the IS statue was way too long, looks like a giraffe imo

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Old Yesterday, 02:52 PM   #285
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Cool review, thanks for sharing.

I'd suggest that, in the future, if hair gets on his silicone face again, just use a piece of tape to remove it rather than a brush.
Thanks. Iíll keep that in mind.

But wouldnít the adhesive also risk damage to the silicon?

Though I guess that I wonít need to press down, probably just lightly brush the face with the edge of the tape; so I might try some removable art masking tape that I have, that might do the trick.
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Old Yesterday, 03:04 PM   #286
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personally ive always felt the neck on the IS statue was way too long, looks like a giraffe imo

You’re possible right to a certain extent. I watched the end Endgame scenes again, and while he does show his neck in the movie, it seems that the gold armour that is split into three sections just below the blue/black collar section on both the bust (which is far more intricate on the bust) and the 1/4 scale, looks to be only one section rather than three, in the actual movie.

So on the bust, it seems the gold sections have been increased?, pushing the armour higher up the neck, leaving less of it exposed.

Whereas on the 1/4 scale it also has more gold sections, but unlike the bust, it just seems to have been added on top, possibly resulting in the area being further extending in height? Resulting in your Giraffe effect.

I’m going to check out the Artbook to see if both were based on concept drawings instead.

EDIT. I just watched the first Thanos scene in Infinity War again where he’s captured Thor and Loki, and the armour is pretty much the same as on the bust, and in that scene it also doesn’t show his neck, like not at all. However the scene does show more of the back/base of his purple head that isn’t covered by the helmet.

I really need to add some screenshots.
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Old Today, 03:27 AM   #287
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Youtube search "half-fast reviews thanos" should do it.
nice review, like the intro!

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These photos are only to show the colour differences between Queens and Iron Studios Endgame Thanosí

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It may be a bit darker than I would want him, but honestly I donít have a problem with the shade of purple.
That looks fine to me also, Iíd be happy with that
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