Iron Man Mk 43 - Volume XVI

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  1. azurepred Chatty

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    What makes the statue I posted a action figure? Do you consider every statue that has switch out parts a action figure ?
     
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  2. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    I think anything posable would qualify an action figure even if it were a 1/3 scale and not a statue IMO . It does look very cool though and very super well done , and I think many will love to have this in place of the cm . But I have to agree with Steve these cms although not for everyone really are pieces of art and the right size to get more of a wow factor then a 1/4 scale or even a 1/2 scale or 1:1 scale . Not saying that 1:1 scale can't give you a wow factor hell vader would be amazing 1:1 scale but it is to be expected as they are 1:1 scale but to me the 1/3 scale is just perfect as I have said before be it cm or pcs or blitzway . A good example is the batmobile . The hot toys and the toynami , although the toynami is more then triple the price it really is a museum quality piece compared to the hot toys , not saying the hot toys batmobile is bad a friend of mine has one and I have to say when displayed it is just as awesome looking , but when touched , well it feels like a toy hence the word hot toys , but very affordable , to most . I have on order the delorean and yet I know it will look amazing in person and displayed but still will feel like a toy to me and not a museums looking feel and that's how I would feel about the 1/4 scale ,
    As for competition well there really isn't much really eventhough the 1/4 scale IM looks amazing . And although it's only one size difference , there really is a huge diffrence if you would put them together , and the uniques of the flip up mask and silicone with punched in hair that just puts it in another category , It's like a high end Cadillac , very affordable compared to the high end Mercedes , well Cadillac is all other high end 1/4 scale figures / statues and cm is Mercedes both awesome but for different taste of people
     
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  3. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    By virtue of the fact it's poseable, with switch out parts and apparent joints.

    Raf used the analogy of cars and I used wristwatches. There are multiple other examples that apply here. Essentially the products might do similar things but the target customer is different most notably in terms of their tastes and the money they are willing to spend.
     
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  4. bioman Demands Audiences

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    Before i collect CM i collect only sideshow and it was the best of the best statue on the market for me...
    But when i bought my first CM t850 and compare to the sideshow PF, there was a huge difference!
    PF was like a "toy" next to CM who looks alive...
    Im pro silicon vs resin

    Resin vs resin the difference is less because sometimes sideshow can match with paint but just a difference of scale....

    But silicon only CM is doing on the market and it justify the price for me

    The weight is very important too, not hollow...
    The scale not too big not too small
    1:1 and 1:2 too big to manipulate to display


    The silicon head and flip mask, the quality, the size , the weight....
    If you compare the CM 1/3 and the hot toys 1/4 you will see and feel the difference

    All pics dont do justice to CM pieces, must see in person!
     
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  5. André Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Personally i see a 'statue' as a fixed representation of a human, animal, object, etc., the sort of thing which you can see in museums where it's displayed in a cabinet, on a pedestal etc. It has certain qualities and characteristics in terms of the materials used and the way it has been made. It presents the subject in the most optimal form that the artist has envisioned (at that moment anyway), and it can take some experimentation in the way of prototypes before the artist is satisfied enough with the creation to show it to the public. Objects like these are, imo, non-posable by definition.
     
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  6. SolidLiquidFox Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Both products both being just one scale apart and the detail definitely being there on both pieces makes them competing products. These are products that cost hundreds. Whoever is spending hundreds already will consider all their options. Neither product is for your Lego or Hasbro collector.

    If the Hot Toys was just a figure with no attention to detail or focus on accuracy then it wouldn't be a competing product.
     
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  7. azurepred Chatty

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    if the silicon portrait on this ends up not looking like the actor like most of the Cm products, I will defn be going elsewhere for this armor of IM. It's going to be that simple for me.
     
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  8. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    At this point it doesn't seem like there is any outcome where you'll be satisfied enough to spend $2,000 on this.
     
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  9. azurepred Chatty

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    So far this piece doesn't impress me enough to spend $2k on it, so your right. Things could change
     
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  10. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    2k I think more 2 and 1/2 or more.
     
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  11. azurepred Chatty

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    more than the MIB bust? lmao........no thanks. Apples and oranges detail wise between the 2. RDJ better hand deliver these things for that kind of dough.
     
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    If it does not impress you azupred the way it is for the 2000 dollar price as is then it clearly is not for you but if the face is amazing why then would that make you spend the 2000 , wouldn't that mean your actually spending 2000 bucks only for the silicone face ? Since the rest of the statue does not impress you ? , I go back to the size , that alone impresses me to have in my collection even if it didn't have the silicone face , that's just the icing on the cake .
     
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  13. azurepred Chatty

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    Well if size was the only factor, I'd go out and just buy 1:2 pieces. For me to spend 2k, the whole package better be ace, not every thing else good, then a Downey stunt double underneath the mask.
     
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  14. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Wasn't the LSF wolf predator 2000 bucks, poor paint ,terrible base almost laughable .and a cracking leg which everyone seems to be hiding.
     
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  15. azurepred Chatty

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    That's your opinion, but I'd take wolf over every cm piece to date besides the predator.
     
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  16. nonik Smooth Conversationalist

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    Otto, you really think so? the predator wolf its one of the best figures that i have!

    Poor paint?? terrible base????? I just cannot belive it!

    :headknock:
     
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  17. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    That's my opinion .also I didn't think the leg issue was that bad till I sold it ,people where sending messages left right and center about it most people had the issue but didn't want to say anything because they didn't want to hurt resale value ,some were even saying that's why production was stopped.
    The base was the worst part about it the Alien blood was comical the base was friggin crap I hated it , pose was the only thing going for it.
    But that is my opinion and we know everyone has one.
     
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  18. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    The final cost of a piece doesn't just come down to the level of detail in the finished product though, you realise that right?

    That's exactly what I was thinking.
     
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  19. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    There's part of me that actually thinks you're serious.
     
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  20. SolidLiquidFox Verbal Diarrhoea

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    I agree that this Mark43 CM definitely won't be for everybody. We can all sit here and compare the "value" of a $2,000 piece and we will all have valid arguments to support our like of a certain statue.

    Personally, I just don't care for the AvP license so no matter how well the Wolf Predator LSF came out, it just doesn't motivate me to spend $2,000 on it. It's that simple for me.
     
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