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  1. That sums up my feelings on a lot of McFarlane stuff. Whether it's proportions on a fig, randomly deciding in the sculpt and/or paint to majorly depart from the source artwork that's on the package itself, odd articulation choices or something else, I find myself often asking, "Why? Why would you make that choice or approve that to go to production like that when we all know you're capable of doing better?"
  2. McFarlane is a source of fun and absolute frustration for me. They are doing some really good things, no question, and yet, from an "action figure" perspective, they have to be the most frustrating line I've ever collected. From pose-ability issues to sometimes bizarre proportions to frequent difficulty keeping them standing and glaring departures in sculpt/paint from the source artwork on their packages, I've never purchased so many figures that, on one hand, I love, and on another, drive me nuts.
  3. Was ecstatic when I heard they were making a Deadman fig, but I may not buy this. Lots of little elements that detract, but mostly the awkward way the head sits so far forward (due the collar position) and the fact that they gave him a facial expression that makes him look more like a villain than a hero. Bummer. Maybe he'll look better in person.
  4. After McFarlane has had so many really well-done faces on female figures, that Supergirl face is...yikes.
  5. Was really excited after seeing promo pic of Deadman. Not so much after seeing this. Bummer.
  6. "We have strived to match the quality and detail of our physical pieces, at the exact same price point." So the digital versions will ignore the source material just as randomly as the figures often do and also have the digital equivalent of awkward, partially-functional articulation, along with highly questionable proportions?
  7. Ummm...this is from their site and the info about this digital collecting thing: We are bringing our industry leading quality and value to create the best-looking digital collectibles, for the same price as their physical counterparts. We can spend $20 for a Batman action figure OR, if we want, spend $20 for a digital representation of a Batman figure?
  8. Outstanding work. Instantly recognizable as the character and super clean!
  9. Headsculpt on the Robin looks slightly "off". Not sure. One thing I can't figure out with these DC figs is why McFarlane includes the source artwork but then pretty consistently and deliberately departs from that source material whenever the mood strikes them. I get it if they want to re-use a sculpt, but that's not always the case.
  10. How in the world would Hannah John Kamen make sense for the role of Red Sonja, unless they are deliberately stepping away from the look of the character that everyone associates with "Red Sonja"? I like her as an actress, etc., but her as this character "clicks" for me about as much as if they'd had Tom Hiddleston play Thor, instead of Loki.
  11. Looks more like a prototype than a finished product. And not sure I understand the rationale of McFarlane including a card or picture of the source material for a figure, only to have that source material provide clearly illustrate ways in which the figure is not accurate.
  12. Looked at multiple pics of this from different sources today, and I am totally ambivalent. The sculpt is fantastic. But the paint job (or lack thereof) reminds me SO much of what you'd see if a customizer were posting WIP pics from something they are doing. Put another way, I keep thinking, "Oh, this would be amazing if they would finish it!"
  13. The one thing that confuses me - if what Todd is saying is actually accurate - is why I see so many McFarlane products readily available all the time from virtually any retail site you want to visit, with so many of them going on sale / clearance sale and such a smaller percentage of Marvel Legends figures that follow the same path. Yes, there were some recent, unfortunate exceptions like Eternals and some others, but even with those taken into account, my shopping/collecting experience seems to indicate that I almost never have to pay full price for any regular McFarlane fig, because virtually everything will be available from Best Buy or Walmart or Target or Amazon on some significant sale or clearance before long. Again, that's not universally true with everything, but that sure seems to be the case far more often with McFarlane's stuff than with MLs.
  14. Looks like this could, just maybe, be a DC movie on the level that they deserve. Not sure why, but it seems like the DC movies have, far more often than not, simply not had the "it" factor to make you go "Wow!". After watching most, I walk away feeling disappointed. There have been a few exceptions, so I hold out hope, but kinda skeptical at this point.
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