The next release in the Star Wars S.H.Figuarts lineup is... Luke Skywalker (Episode IV)! Discuss.
When is the less-than-two-minute window for preordering this happening?
His face does seem a bit off, I like how pic related handled it.
Still looks solid though. Ill def get him.
Any of you guys belong to the star wars figure facebook groups? holy shit is it hilarious big bunch of autistics circlejerking some mexican guy for his shitty looking customs saying theyre movie quality and shit
I know where not to order.
I really hate my Japanese distributor. They only carry a small fraction of Figuarts releases and by the time they jack me to hell and back on shipping I may as well have ordered from BBTS.
Keep an eye on the SHF general thread to find out what the preorder day/time is and get ready to F5 your browser for a while.
Looks like Mark Hamil, but if he were 6'7" and chock full of testosterone and other growth hormone overdosing
>using an older image that was carefully shot of original the prototype and not of the current test samples
There's a video of OPs taken just a few days ago and it still looks like he's suffering from gigantism from all the angles the camera is moving around him.
>criticism about the figure not looking like mark hamil not valid because it's been said before
I'll come up with new material when they stop making the same mistakes over and over.
I think they're relying way too much on that dot matrix printer look to fake facial details instead of actually sculpting them in.
>SH Figuarts Bespin Luke
I didn't know that I needed this, like the possibility never crossed my mind
Thanks but if I import more than one through a retailer mooks will say it's scalping. Even though I could hypothetically make a buck doing that, there's such a fight for these already that I don't interfere. If a distributor would offer them, that'd be different.
I haven't really found a worthwhile Japanese distributor though. The two I know of are always significantly more expensive than Japanese retail and charge at least twice as much shipping. Every now and then they're almost competitive but it's rare. With the shit fits thrown over BBTS' markup, using that as a starting point would go over like a lead balloon.
Nor would I trust HLJ with another personal order on these. The competition on Star Wars and Marvel is 100 times more fierce than other stuff they've stiffed customers on.
The details are all there in the sculpt. Maybe try owning one of these figures before shitposting based on badly-lit photos in future.
Unlikely to happen because Bandai technically can't sell them outside of Japan thanks to Hasbro. I believe HLJ does have some kind of wholesale program though, maybe get in touch with them about it.
>implying i blind buy toys like most of /toy/ who desperately try to preorder to get the poorfag discount, resulting in hardcore crazy defenses to defend their blind buys
I buy almost everything in person and have personally seen almost every figure /toy/ talks about.
So i don't have to buy shit to actually see how the sculpts themselves are too soft and/or poorly represent the actors.
Like i said, the dot matrix printed face is a poor crutch for their inability to sculpt accurate faces
No, but some people need to build their strawman to claim that their shit is less shitty than that other shit
hint: both are shit and only a certain people love their shit with all their mouth.
Just get the Figuarts when it re-releases next month.
The fact that you can Frankenstein the excellent unmasked Vader head from SHF Luke onto Mafex Vader's body is really tempting me to pick one up.
the body on the SHF is near perfect. Sure, the facial likeness is off quite a bit, but at least it looks like a real person instead of a cartoon character with fucking downs.
So, no, they're not even close to being on the same level.
This. Subjectanon can bitch and moan about how it looks like so and so, or muh dot matrixes are totally ruining the figure, but the fact of the matter is that these are some of the best realistic heads we've ever seen in a 1/12th scale.
>never owned one to actually look at it in person outside of its clusterfuck of a plastic covering
But Black series faces are Hot Toys quality, even if their paint is mediocre as fuck. Which is better than ugly dot matrix printing.
>needing to pretend all negative posts come from samefag or your world comes crashing down
Just so you know, 4chan has a timed posting limit, which is about a minute between each post.
>they're not even close to being on the same level.
IMO (shouldn't even have to say this disclaimer, but so much butthurt comes from it), none of them are worth it. I can overlook mediocre articulation, but aesthetics are the most important thing about a toy.
Part of the reason I'm ok with Hasbro's bare bones paint apps is because their sculpts are so great. It looks like the actors, even if it doesn't have the complex paint apps and shading i love from other figures i buy.
So none of those figures are worth buying. If you want to settle for shit, good for you. The best option is dont give money for crap and wait for them to release something better.
The lengths you have to go to to defend poor sculpts is just ridiculous. Gotta make strawmen, like even bringing up another crappy sculpt that no one has ever claimed was good.
pic of a high tier sculpt (which i wouldn't buy anyway, because poor proportions)
>But Black series faces Hot Toys quality
>even if their paint is mediocre as fuck
You don't get to claim "muh Hot Toys" when the final product's paint is utter shit. There's a reason why Hot Toys figures look so good, and a huge part of that is the exceptional paint, something that the Black series is really shit at.
>It looks like the actors, even if it doesn't have the complex paint apps
If they were all colored in gray then yeah sure, but Hasbro's paint completely shits on them enough to ruin the entire thing. It's one thing to appreciate a good sculpt in an artistic way, but it's a whole other level of autism to say that it carries the entire figure when the paint and overall material use/engineering is shit by comparison.
Keep buying them though, at least we still have people like you so Hasbro can produce the non-humanoid/maked figures for us that SHF won't be covering.
>Hot Toys quality sculpting
Is that better for you?
>There's a reason why Hot Toys figures look so good, and a huge part of that is the exceptional paint, something that the Black series is really shit at.
Oh, paint definitely plays a part, but it's hard to say that their faces are shit when you can see all the details in person.
When their sculpts look like the actor, it looks like the actor even if it's just flesh colored plastic.
I will note that I'll pass on poorly painted faces though, even if the sculpt is 100% true to the actor. No one wants derp eyes or lips painted on the chin, even if it's easy to fix.
I don't to support shit like that.
>Oh, paint definitely plays a part, but it's hard to say that their faces are shit when you can see all the details in person.
The face still looks like shit if the paint shits on an otherwise good sculpt. If Hasbro picked better plastic materials and their paint was more consistently clean, then I'd be inclined to agree but they keep ruining their own good sculpts. Stop giving them praise where it isn't even well-deserved, your love for sculpts deserve a better subject matter such as a Hot Toys figure. And if you think that I don't even own these figures to properly judge them in-hand (both Black Series and SHF) then you're sorely mistaken.
>I will note that I'll pass on poorly painted faces though, even if the sculpt is 100% true to the actor. No one wants derp eyes or lips painted on the chin, even if it's easy to fix.
Just like the Black series figures?
Actually, i haven't seen any poorly painted Black series figures so far, but i do ignore a lot of them. I mostly buy masked figures, but have been impressed with a few face characters. Old Han Solo, that black guy, Obi Wan, and Jango unmasked are fantastic.
Everyone else is pretty average to cartoony, or just shit.
Can't say anything about any of the Mauls, considering the face paint makes it hard to distinquish actual facial features even IRL (both actors and toy). So they look good, even the figuarts.
Sometimes the most simplistic of paint apps is better. It's why i think Bandai should just give up with the sandy dot matrix effect and hire better sculptors instead.
Old man Han Solo.
I'm not really a fan of the other ones. The style is cartoony and he looks out of place with the rest of them.
I've been considering doing a wash for mine like that one guy did for his old Solo. I'm undecided, since the figure already looks good as it is. I'll see after giving him a matte coat (everyone should do this, as it makes details pop).
>other post talks about Hasbro's shittiness with paint
>finds a way to change the topic into "muh shitty dot matrix"
You're not even trying anymore aren't you?
Glad to hear this, since I ordered it for Han, Stormtrooper Finn and Jango. Now I just need the updated Rey with the not-so-shitty paint apps then I'm mostly done with my Black Series TFA collection.
>I'll see after giving him a matte coat (everyone should do this, as it makes details pop).
See this is fine since I can actually customize, but people shouldn't even have to do this. You keep harping on and on about how "dot matrix" paint apps ruins Bandai's figures and yet that's exactly what makes them far more appealing compared to the average shitty cartoonish paint apps by Hasbro.
>but people shouldn't even have to do this.
They don't have to, because the sculpt and tigure is already fantastic.
I only do it because, like you, I also like to customize my figures. I'm holding off from doing a wash, because is it worth it compared to the time i have to give it a wash and then spend all that time cleaning it up to look best? Eh......
>dot matrix look is appealing
lololololol... but whatever, you're allowed to have your opinion.
>finds a way to change the topic into "muh shitty dot matrix"
but the thread is about the new Luke, who has that dotty paint job because the sculpt doesn't luke like Mark Hamil.
everyone should also own better furniture.
Learn to know what a recommendation is. It's all just opinions, unlike what your butthurt autistic reading skills tell you.
>using namefagging to insist "IMO" tripe
>posting a pic that has nothing to do with the subject
>all just opinions
>butthurt autistic reading skills
Feeling a little salty from that comment huh? You need to chill if all your effort in making a post like this amounts to nothing but a thinly-veiled insult (a pretty poor one at that).
That might not look too bad because of the nice photo and, but he looks fairly undersized in person. Basically, compared to other figures in similar scale he looks too average-sized.
It doesn't help that Vader was such a towering figure in the actual film (Luke should only reach up around his shoulders), hence why a lot of people found the Mafex to be a good compromise of sculpt, paint, articulation, and height.
For Mafex, no you can't. It's basically attached to the figure itself so it's pretty risky if you want the cape, which is a shame because they used a really good cloth material that looks really natural for the scale.
Figuarts yes you can, but it's soft plastic with two small tabs that loosely plug into his back. You can just cut/shave them off if you really need to put the cape on someone.
>I believe HLJ does have some kind of wholesale program though, maybe get in touch with them about it.
Right, the people who regularly cancel my small preorders should be trusted with a large security deposit (not to be put towards orders) and whole case orders?