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I’ve reached the point of just being excited to see a company that legitimately seems to care about every product they put out. Whether the turn around from prototype to production holds up remains to be seen, but it’s two things for me: consistency and diversity. I love me some Shawshank as much as the next guy. Stephen King does amazing stuff, but for me, personally? Could not give less of a **** about Pennywise. Saw both films. Enjoyed both films, but would I pay $600 for a figure? I wouldn’t pay $280 or whatever for the Hot Toy. ****, I wouldn’t pay $30 for the NECA version. I just…don’t care.

But you know who does? InArt. That prototype floored me. The pictures, the tailoring, the base and proportions? ****’s ******* stellar. Same with Gandalf. And their upcoming release schedule indicates much of the same. I’m not saying Hot Toys doesn’t care about their products. I look at stuff like their entire Loki line and I absolutely think they do. But I also think Hot Toys *could’ve* been an entirely different company had something like InArt emerged a long time ago. Like my boy B-Man once said, “people need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy.”
Yes that's the main thing that I like about Inart's prototypes so far. They look like they actually fine combed through each area of the figure and REALLY compared it to the movie as a reference to get it right. It kind of boggles my mind sometimes with some of the decision that Hot Toys does on certain aspects when they 100% have the references right in front of them. It's as if they compared their figure and the reference and said "Eh that's good enough." instead of putting in the effort to match it as close as possible. All you have to do is put your figure side by side with some references to see the areas that you can improve on. But the flip side to that is that Hot Toys is obviously working on multiple figures at once with different departments and teams spread out on them. It's why you see certain figures and sculpts look amazing and then you have others that look less on par.

Inart has the benefit of working on one figure at a time, which I'm grateful for. They're not working on 20 Star Wars and Disney figures at once.
 

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I don't know but somehow the chest plate material on the inArt one looks off to me, it looks too "fluffy" and canvas fabric style. I cannot remember it looking like that in the movie.
For me it’s already accurate I’d rather have this to a glossy plate. This reference gives it away for me, if check closely on other references the only time it looks shiny is when it’s wet. But still Still though having some yellow dirt on it would be nice.. might just do those myself lol.
 

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I’ve reached the point of just being excited to see a company that legitimately seems to care about every product they put out. Whether the turn around from prototype to production holds up remains to be seen, but it’s two things for me: consistency and diversity. I love me some Shawshank as much as the next guy. Stephen King does amazing stuff, but for me, personally? Could not give less of a **** about Pennywise. Saw both films. Enjoyed both films, but would I pay $600 for a figure? I wouldn’t pay $280 or whatever for the Hot Toy. ****, I wouldn’t pay $30 for the NECA version. I just…don’t care.

But you know who does? InArt. That prototype floored me. The pictures, the tailoring, the base and proportions? ****’s ******* stellar. Same with Gandalf. And their upcoming release schedule indicates much of the same. I’m not saying Hot Toys doesn’t care about their products. I look at stuff like their entire Loki line and I absolutely think they do. But I also think Hot Toys *could’ve* been an entirely different company had something like InArt emerged a long time ago. Like my boy B-Man once said, “people need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy.”

I’ll be completely honest: as far as consistency’s concerned? This ****’s well and truly above my pay grade. Joker was the impulse buy to end all impulse buys and I made a commitment to myself that if I don’t sell some **** I don’t want to pay for him? I’m not getting him. And Pattinson’s Batman stole my heart from the moment I watched that damn, beautiful movie, so, this one’s an absolute must, but from there? I don’t honestly know how far I can take this. Probably Bale, but I don’t know that I have enough of an attachment to Snyder’s trinity to want them. They’d have to really knock my socks off to get me interested in honestly anything that wasn’t classic DC like Keaton or Reeve after these guys.

I guess my thing is just to this point, I see a care that goes into these things that maybe I’m just not privy to with Hot Toys. I don’t think it’s elitist, so much as an objective assessment of a vibe. Hot Toys’ vibe for the last decade has been that of a bougie, less consistent Hasbro. They pump out as many new releases as they can to put up for pre-order when whatever the new, popular Disney/Marvel/Star Wars and occasional DC entry shows up and then they dip. I’ve never been a finicky bastard who picks over **** with a fine tooth comb, but you also get the impression that any imperfections, inaccuracies, or inconsistencies, to this point, would’ve been met with “don’t like it? Don’t buy it.” They’ve seemingly changed their tune a bit if Battinson and Peacemaker are any indication, but it still strikes me as super reactionary (probably because it is).

To this point, really, the only thing that’s kept me in the 1/6th game at all have been the Mondo Batman animated releases, the Damtoys Godfather, and the odd Hot Toys figure I’d pick up with Reward Points (Forever Bats and King Shark), but this **** has me feeling the same excitement I felt scouring these boards and looking at pictures of the old DX Joker as a 14 year old in 2009.
I think you’ve nailed everything I feel as well but wasn’t entirely sure how to word it, so great job!!
 

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For me it’s already accurate I’d rather have this to a glossy plate. This reference gives it away for me, if check closely on other references the only time it looks shiny is when it’s wet. But still Still though having some yellow dirt on it would be nice.. might just do those myself lol.
Great close up, thanks. I think the material inArt used for the prototype just needs a bit of weathering to get the look of the movie suit.
 
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InArt prototypes has impressed me. It’s amazing how much subtle improvements reinvigorate my excitement in figures. It’s like taking an espresso shot during a long morning at work.

Now, I just want to see how they tackle a female figure like Wonder Woman next. They’d have to come up with a game-changing seamless body. I’m sure the rooted hair will look miles better than Hot Toys Barbie hair. I expect them to use real metal with her Armor as well. If they wanted to blow us away, they’ll include a glowing LED lasso and metal sword. A metal shield might be too heavy.
Have they actually said they would do Wonder Woman ? Going by their polls I think it was only BvS Superman which was in the top 3 or 5.

But even if not, she would be a good one to do. WIth the chances of the Snyderverse being restored higher than ever imo, and WW3 coming at some point, I guess the chances are good InArt will have their chance at some point.
 

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Have they actually said they would do Wonder Woman ? Going by their polls I think it was only BvS Superman which was in the top 3 or 5.

But even if not, she would be a good one to do. WIth the chances of the Snyderverse being restored higher than ever imo, and WW3 coming at some point, I guess the chances are good InArt will have their chance at some point.
She was on that official list they put out for 22/23.

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I seem to remember Aquaman being on that list. Perhaps I’m going crazy.
 
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I found the flaw that was bugging me, inart did everything right with the figure except.. the shoulder pads! It took a while but after looking at references, it’s supposed to be longer and smoother around the edges. Hot toys even got that part on par. I really hope they update it on the final release. Let me know your thoughts.
 

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Do you guys just look over every single detail looking for discrepancies or what? How do you notice this stuff.

I’ve never seen such obsession over minutia details in straps, folds, buckles and textures.

I think the Hot Toys and InArt figures both look good, just like I thought the McFarlane action figure was good for what it was. You guys are never going to get a mini-human in any scale, no matter what mods or customs strive for it.
 

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‘There must be some way this thing isn’t utterly perfect and I shall be the one to expose it!! Mwahahah!’

I’m really looking forward to the full reveal. Guessing the POs will follow shortly after so that should fall just after my next pay day which is a comforting thought. I already know I’m buying; it’s just a matter of how much I’m spending and whether or not I’ll go for the Bruce Wayne as well.

I don’t necessarily mind the nitpicks if they leads to improvements on the final product. However, those that don’t tend to just make me less enthusiastic and less appreciative of figures I’ve waited two years for so… swings and roundabouts.
 

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I think the Hot Toys and InArt figures both look good, just like I thought the McFarlane action figure was good for what it was.

A $300 and more toy will get more criticism than a $15 - 20 one. Besides, they market these as replication of actual likeness. If these were maybe less than a $100, I don't think anybody would be this critical.
 

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Do you guys just look over every single detail looking for discrepancies or what? How do you notice this stuff.

I’ve never seen such obsession over minutia details in straps, folds, buckles and textures.
It’s very excessive. I know screen accuracy is the point of figures based on movies, but my god, it’s a toy…..it will have some slight discrepancies.
 

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It’s very excessive. I know screen accuracy is the point of figures based on movies, but my god, it’s a toy…..it will have some slight discrepancies.
tell that to the people who spend upwards of $1K+ on custom figures. detail is everything past that point. they're glorified toys, just treated as art pieces and superior things than hot toys. same thing applies to here, some people will treat this the same as if this was a statue. it essentially is one in a certain point of view
 

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tell that to the people who spend upwards of $1K+ on custom figures. detail is everything past that point. they're glorified toys, just treated as art pieces and superior things than hot toys. same thing applies to here, some people will treat this the same as if this was a statue. it essentially is one in a certain point of view
It’s very excessive. I know screen accuracy is the point of figures based on movies, but my god, it’s a toy…..it will have some slight discrepancies.


Here’s my point of view. Technology in toys have greatly advanced from the past couple years and it makes people more spoiled and basically want more everytime. At this point companies like inart is replicating insane details that hot toys doesn’t really focus on. They have the technology to 3D print the right things and have talented artists working together to create something so innovative. One example is that if they can pay attention to details such as this, why are aspects like the shoulder pads drastically different from the references? They can easily make these technical changes if they wanted to.

Everyone’s eyes are different, but it helps to see new perspectives so when companies like JND bring their own 1:6, they might do something right/wrong compared to their competitors. It helps all collectors decide the pros and cons, considering price.

Statues, 1:6, 1:4 will never be 100% on par with real life.. no matter how many mods you put on a figure, but for many people on this forum it’s probably relieving to brainstorm ideas to see how we can improve it ourselves. Not because we’re better but for fun.

Nothing is ever perfect? Perfect is very subjective for everyone, at the end of the day it depends on the person’s expectations.

I will 100% still preorder this masterpiece, but still interesting to see on small things they can work on before the final product.
 

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