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Old 03-31-2019, 09:24 PM   #201
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hm, to be honest i dont think that is okay. We pay alot of money, in this case at least 700$, and they really filling the inside of the base with some "junk"? come on guys, that is a expensive high quality collectible
even when we will never see the inside of a base unless you break it, i think that is just cheap! i would expect something like this from a cheap chinese factory which producing some cheap statues, but i never expect that companys like Weta doing stuff like that.

Did anyone of you saw something like that before, are there more companys who doing that?

like jedi_don said, at least they could ground up the scrap pieces into chunks instead of just throwing in whole pieces.

The only good thing about it is that it is environmentally friendly because the parts are not thrown away but "recycled" xD
Pretty sure they all do it; Iíve seen sideshow pieces broken that have pieces inside like this.
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:16 AM   #202
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I really coukdnít care less. I never see inside the base.
Exactly, what difference does it make?
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:58 AM   #203
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Pretty sure they all do it; Iíve seen sideshow pieces broken that have pieces inside like this.
Yep, I've seen this several times before as well from different companies. It's just something the factories do.

I should have some pics of my Lara up in a few minutes.
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:41 AM   #204
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I'll start off by saying, the statue is absolutely stunning and I think anyone who has her coming will be happy. I absolutely love it.

When she arrived the box looking pretty damn awful. I was expecting the worst, but the damage isn't that bad. I have a few issues on Lara and the Jaguar so I'll be asking Weta for a replacement for each. The Jag has some paint rubs and broken nail. Lara has a lump in her arm where it seems like the metal rod inside broke and is protruding out (it actually kinda looks like she broke her arm!). The clip that is meant to hold the second climbing axe on her belt is also broken.

Other than that everything looks fantastic. I'm not personally bothered at all by the plastic plants, but I can see how some people might be if they don't like any plastic on their statues. It would be near impossible to do them sculpted. The composition of the statue with the jaguar in the tree looks amazing in person. It's a piece that makes you want to examine it from every angle.

Her face is definitely different to the one on the proto, but I agree with nearmint that the face still looks great and I'm personally ok with it. Overall, it's a fantastic piece and I'm very happy with it.

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Old 04-01-2019, 07:43 AM   #205
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Old 04-01-2019, 07:44 AM   #206
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:16 PM   #207
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Wow that box looks ...
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Old 04-02-2019, 06:39 PM   #208
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Got mine yesterday as well, but didn't get the chance to open it until a few hours ago. I agree, it's an incredible piece, the detail is beyond anything I've seen in this scale and the plastic bits were absolutely the right call. Agree on the face as well, it's okay, but I preferred the proto look.

I got the weirdest break though, a bit of her hair is missing, this had to have happened during packaging or even during production, as I cannot imagine how it could have happened during shipping. And my box looked completely fine, nothing like your heart-attack-inducing one Oh, and one of my arrows was broken, but I just superglued it together.

As I bought it from a retailer, not Weta directly, I'm not sure what my options are. I'll send them an email, but I'm guessing it won't be as simple as just replacing Lara.

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Old 04-02-2019, 08:21 PM   #209
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A bit of brown paint and you will never see it
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:31 PM   #210
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A bit of brown paint and you will never see it
I was thinking the same.
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