So mine came in - after how many years? and my short verdict is:
A very, very good classic Avengers Loki. Being a costume junkie, was worried that the square stud edging along the robe and tunic would look cheap. It doesn't, far as I can tell some sort of metal plastic or paint was stamped/imbedded, so if I really nitpick it looks like tiny metal plates. Same with whatever detail used on the pants.
The number of seams, insets, and pleats is pretty mind boggling. No wonder the production on this was slow. As far as the sculpt and paint, I'm pretty happy. Like a lot of folks, in a perfect world guess I'd prefer a more lively expression (possibly difficult to achieve, but the Ragnarok Loki has the slightest smirk).
But it's fine. I would have preferred 2 sculpts etc, - but ANYWAY. No regrets on the purchase. My biggest nit is the paint - yeah, IMO, they should have had more of a bling paint job, like the staff is pretty shiny (for me the staff is wicked, all these years never noticed the extended blade
). Whether some dry brushing or buffing could be done, without ruining the figure to add some shine here and there - dunno. Not until I get a lot more experience.
And it would be no easy thing to get the costume off. A couple of out of the box cell pics. Oh, yeah, the plastic is still on the neck, am thinking of finding some dull clear plastic to wrap the neck, just in case, so leaving that for the moment. LOTS of pleather so this guy will be under glass (Unlike Mando who I don't worry about leaving out, or Boba, or Cap).
IMO a more than solid release, if you need a classic Loki.
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PS. My fig was definitely new and pristine, from SSC, not a return, had the faint chemical smell, new tape, etc.