In regard to "ebirahsmwg1"
I don't think X-Plus, as you say, drops the ball more often than not and has a very spotty track record. When you say a cartoony Marmit or Bandai figure with snap-on puffy comical arms and legs looks more detailed and realistic than this unfinished X-Plus surprises me because I've seen them and own one and while they are nice figures, it's obvious to me they lack the detail that this X-Plus figure has. For example, my opinion is that the Bandai figure is too robust and jovial looking. I think it's accurate, but not too detailed.
In my opinion X-Plus makes collectibles, Bandai makes toys. No comparison.
Fairly predictable, expected replies, but as least Xplus fans are civil and we can engage in civil, intelligent debate...so I hope none of you are taking my critiques of this line as a mean personal attack on any of you.
Now that I've got that disclaimer out of the way:
For the insane prices these things go for, they *should* have more detail. But when I see a line which is marketed as movie accurate, is far more expensive than other collectibles out there, and yet has very noticeable, distracting flaws and often don't look like their movie counterparts (aka look at some of the heisei Godzilla Xplus figures for a great example of this), then they should be taken to task on it.
ZillaMaster91 wrote:^ I couldn't agree with you more. I find this sculpt a far more accurate version of Titanosaurus than anything we've seen in the past from Bandai or Marmit and indeed, there is no comparison as you say GCrusher.
With all due respect, you both have got to be kidding me...I think the above view point lacks objectivity regarding this line in general.
I am a fan of *all* lines (some people have labeled me a "Marmit/Gigabrain" guy, which I find amusing...I collect all lines), but *none* of them are above criticism (when Marmit puts out a bad, flawed product, I rip them to shreds just as I do with Xplus figures or any other line). But even die hard Xplus collectors on CT are ripping this new figure big time (as they did some other duds, such as the showa MG figures...two very flawed figures who's problems were completely ignored on here and actually praised) and at least show some objectivity from time to time when a figure has obvious issues. Everytime someone points out an obvious issue with a figure of this line on here, however, it's automatically dismissed or not acknowledged (Once again, the recent debate about the two Xplus showa MGs is a *great* of this).
But as I said to each their own...no problems whatsoever with those who like this line (I like it too, and I own several Xplus figures)...just would like to see some more objectivity from some when regarding this line. For the amount of $ they charge, these things should not have near as many flaws and should near movie accurate, and more often than not, it falls short in this department.
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The antennae are indeed too thick. They also lack the natural curve they had in the film. The extra ankle segment is accurate. If you look carefully at the photo above it's apparent in the first screenshot. Something does seem.... off about the head sculpt itself.
All valid points which will most likely just be brushed aside (as were valid critiques of both the Xplus MGs as a most recent example). And please folks, don't play the silly "you can't judge the unpainted prototype" or "You're being too nickpicky" cards...when a figure line markets "movie accuracy" as its main strength/selling point and charges a premium, then even the slightest flaw is (and should be) fair game.