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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:59 am

Is it just me or is the colour on grand moff tarkin's uniform wrong ? :?

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Robstyley » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:44 am

Pomse2001 wrote:Is it just me or is the colour on grand moff tarkin's uniform wrong ? :?


Yes, it’s too light. Should be a darker grey slate colour. Another example of poor attention to detail. The figure doesn’t look “retro” or vintage looking at all.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:28 am

Robstyley wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:Is it just me or is the colour on grand moff tarkin's uniform wrong ? :?


Yes, it’s too light. Should be a darker grey slate colour. Another example of poor attention to detail. The figure doesn’t look “retro” or vintage looking at all.


I thought that too. The colour scheme looks similar to other vintage figure greys (dsc, tie pilot) so perhaps that’s what they were thinking?

I agree the facial sculpt looks overly detailed /cartoonish, but I will reserve judgment until i have it in hand. I find a lot of the vintage figures look a bit odd if you look at them too closely... X wing Luke reminds me of windy Miller!

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Palifan » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:48 am

jayums wrote:
Robstyley wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:Is it just me or is the colour on grand moff tarkin's uniform wrong ? :?


Yes, it’s too light. Should be a darker grey slate colour. Another example of poor attention to detail. The figure doesn’t look “retro” or vintage looking at all.


I thought that too. The colour scheme looks similar to other vintage figure greys (dsc, tie pilot) so perhaps that’s what they were thinking?

I agree the facial sculpt looks overly detailed /cartoonish, but I will reserve judgment until i have it in hand. I find a lot of the vintage figures look a bit odd if you look at them too closely... X wing Luke reminds me of windy Miller!



X-Wing Luke has one of the worst head sculpts from the entire vintage range. I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting but that figures head never quite looked right to me, even growing up with it but the body's really nice and card art so I can see why it's a popular one to collect as a focus.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Crumm » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:29 am

Palifan wrote:
jayums wrote:
Robstyley wrote:
Yes, it’s too light. Should be a darker grey slate colour. Another example of poor attention to detail. The figure doesn’t look “retro” or vintage looking at all.


I thought that too. The colour scheme looks similar to other vintage figure greys (dsc, tie pilot) so perhaps that’s what they were thinking?

I agree the facial sculpt looks overly detailed /cartoonish, but I will reserve judgment until i have it in hand. I find a lot of the vintage figures look a bit odd if you look at them too closely... X wing Luke reminds me of windy Miller!



X-Wing Luke has one of the worst head sculpts from the entire vintage range. I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting but that figures head never quite looked right to me, even growing up with it but the body's really nice and card art so I can see why it's a popular one to collect as a focus.

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Yep, great figure with a terrible head.

When I was a kid I always thought that the black visor bit was supposed to be Luke's hair, but really badly done.

I still thought that until about two years ago when I read on a forum what it actually is.
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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Pomse2001 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:25 pm

Crumm wrote:
Palifan wrote:
jayums wrote:
I thought that too. The colour scheme looks similar to other vintage figure greys (dsc, tie pilot) so perhaps that’s what they were thinking?

I agree the facial sculpt looks overly detailed /cartoonish, but I will reserve judgment until i have it in hand. I find a lot of the vintage figures look a bit odd if you look at them too closely... X wing Luke reminds me of windy Miller!



X-Wing Luke has one of the worst head sculpts from the entire vintage range. I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting but that figures head never quite looked right to me, even growing up with it but the body's really nice and card art so I can see why it's a popular one to collect as a focus.

Ian


Yep, great figure with a terrible head.

When I was a kid I always thought that the black visor bit was supposed to be Luke's hair, but really badly done.

I still thought that until about two years ago when I read on a forum what it actually is.


I was thinking the same in the 80s when I was a kid, later I learned it was visor :lol:

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby edd_jedi » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:56 pm

Yes I was one of many kids who thought I had a Wedge action figure, not realising the black 'hair' was a visor :oops:

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:34 pm

Found some newer pics of the new retroline figs - pics seem clearer than previous ones so thought some of you might like a closer look...
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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:34 pm

And some more...
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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:36 pm

And finally ...
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Re: New retroline.......

Postby jayums » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:41 pm

Chewbacca’s solid blue eyes - weird!

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:39 pm

Chewie also looks too wide or too short... I can't tell which!

Thanks for posting these though as they are indeed much better photos.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby TK-7785 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:52 pm

Glad to see Chewie's and Leia's weapons are solid black. It looks like Han's and Stormie's blasters are also black but different moulds from the vintage counterparts which came in solid black. So it looks like they can be differentiated by eye under scrutiny. Hopefully they sink so there's no passing them off as vintage solid black accessories. The lightsabres don't look so easy to distinguish from vintage from these photos. Again, hopefully there will be some easily distinguishable tells.

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:53 pm

I know these are brand new sculpts from Hasbro, and hence they won't look exactly like the vintage originals, but Is it just me, or does anyone else think that the new Luke's face looks a bit like Victoria Wood?!

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Re: New retroline.......

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:57 pm

TK-7785 wrote:Glad to see Chewie's and Leia's weapons are solid black. It looks like Han's and Stormie's blasters are also black but different moulds from the vintage counterparts which came in solid black. So it looks like they can be differentiated by eye under scrutiny. Hopefully they sink so there's no passing them off as vintage solid black accessories. The lightsabres don't look so easy to distinguish from vintage from these photos. Again, hopefully there will be some easily distinguishable tells.

Chris

I believe all of the new weapons are much sharper / more detailed sculpts than their vintage counterparts (Leia's blaster is very different upon close inspection, for example), and if Hasbro are correct in their claim that this line is a slightly larger scale than the originals, hopefully that too will extend to the weapons and cloaks.

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