1/6 newbie help
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So I'm new to 1/6-scale figures. Actually, I don't own any, but I have a pre-order on Hot Toys’ Snake Eyes. I avoided 1/6-scale for the longest time because they seemed too big for me and would take up too much room on my shelf. But with all the detail and articulation options, plus Hot Toys with their crazy realism, I'm finally caving in.
1989 Batman (my favorite Bats) pushed me over the edge.
So I'm asking /toy/ for a little advice and assistance. 1/6 figures don't come cheap, so I don't want to go spending money on figures that are available from different companies.
There's Enterbay, Hot Toys, Medicom, and Sideshow. From what I understand, Hot Toys seems to be the favorite as far as realism, whereas Medicom looks the best for animated characters. And Sideshow for all else, especially American licenses.
If there's a figure that’s available from different companies, like a Jack Sparrow, which is available from both Enterbay and Hot Toys, would I go with the Hot Toys version? I want the *best* version of the figure so I don’t go spending money on different versions. And I saw different Jokers from Hot Toys and Medicom, but the one from Medicom looks cartoonish and cheaper than Hot Toys’.
And what’s with Sideshow? Do they release Hot Toys figures in the States?
Sorry, but I’m just new and confused. Does this make any sense?
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Ok, what the fuck /toy/.
You come to our board, telling us of the magnificent 3A Rex, you tell us it will ship fast, be indestructible, and have sophisticated enough table manners to chew with it's mouth closed. Not too much to ask for, right?
Well, here I am sitting down to a nice lunch with Rex, and wouldn't you know it the slob is getting pasta everywhere.
What do you do with a manufacturer defect?
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So I just bought this thing off of ebay and realized it has two left arms. It's a manufacturing accident. The spurs on the left elbow (blue circle) point away from the figure, while the spurs on the right elbow (red circle) point towards the figure.
After contacting the manufacturer, they say I have to deal with the ebay seller. I think some guy in China wasn't paying attention.
Is there anything else I can do with this thing? They said they've never had a problem like this before so it must be semi rare, except for the fact that this is the second time I've had an action figure show up with two of the same limb. The first time was from Joyride Studio and it was the Master Chief from Halo 2.
Has anyone else seen this kind of shit, and is there anything I can do with this one if the seller refuses to take it back? Is this thing valuable, by any chance?
[spoiler]also yes that's a pony in the background, I don't feel like getting off topic by explaining what it's doing there so let's please not freak out over it, thank you[/spoiler]