I'm getting a little sick of seeing these ultra-weathered promo images of upcoming products on the Hasbro website lately, the packaging usually has it too, they're always done so they have amazing weathering when the actual toy usually has NONE.
Like 12" Grievous, that one is a major offender in this category, the dang Hasbro photo of the thing looks all gritty and greasy, but when you see the real toy it's totally plain plastic. Heck, that whole wave is totally guilty of this, here's their page for the first 3 12" figs with pictures comparing actual toy to the one they shot for promos:
That Clonetrooper looks photoshopped that way, and where did all Sidious's face weathering go? He went from freaky creepy guy to little old lady with bad makeup.
Another one that comes to mind is the TRU-exclusive Anakin's Jedi Starfighter, look at the Hasbro photo:
Looks awesome, right? Now look at how the toy REALLY appears:
What the hell?!? Is this even supposed to be the same thing?!?
I know the prototypes usually have better paint, but I think that's not what's going on here, it's like ever since those weird photoshopped OTC 12" figure photos came out, Hasbro has been trying to pull a fast one on us. I think it's very annoying.