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.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.”
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.