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    Exclamation Hasbro, should start to use 2 ups for sculpting dammit...

    I noticed that Hasbro it's scuplts the orginal prototypes to the finished 3 3/4" scale...

    Now most toy companies are usually sculpting thier figures twice the size to get a more accurate finish and extra detail... Then they are scanned and the tool mold is laser made to the actaul selling product scale...

    The advantage of this is getting a more accurate representation by working with a bigger scuplt, and add extra detail...

    I see the Koto Clone trooper, and that helmet is more dynamic and closer to the movie, I actually like the clone trooper because of Koto... Why because it was sculpted in a larger scale...

    The Hasbro Clone still looks like it has kettle for a helmet...

    Mcfarlane Toys which is a much smaller company than Hasbro in budget has been using this technology for years...

    Who else thinks that Hasbro should use better technology to give us better figures... Dammit it StarWars we're talking about here, and it need better figures...
    Last edited by Darth Ovori; 05-13-2002 at 01:56 PM.

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    Re: Hasbro, should start to use 2 ups for sculpting dammit...

    Originally posted by Darth Ovori
    I noticed that Hasbro it's scuplts the orginal prototypes to the finished 3 3/4" scale...

    Now most toy companies are usually sculpting thier figures twice the size to get a more accurate finish and extra detail... Then they are scanned and the tool mold is laser made to the actaul selling product scale...
    Are you sure that Hasbrto sculpts the original in 3 3/4 scale? I never thought they did that.
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    Well I saw the Ayla Secura pictures... in her prototype stages...

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    Yeah, what happened to their "REAL SCAN" technology they were swearing by months ago?

    Figures still look the same to me, good but still needs improvement.
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  5. #5
    I couldn't agree with you more!!! The lack of detail and accuracy is starting to concern me.
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  6. #6
    Most figures are sculpted at 1:1. EV-9D9 and 8D8 were sculpted 2:1, and the Micro line are 4:1.


    I would accept a cut-back on the amount of figures released if they did 2:1 for all of them, just to get every little detail right. Especially on figures like Poggle and a new Jabba.
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    I didn't think the details on the POTJ and Saga lines were all that bad. The thing that bothered me a little about them was the articulation (or lact thereof). I wish they were more consistant with that. It is hard to compare the Star Wars lines to anything else since there are so few other 4" figure lines. In fact, I can only think of 3 other 4" lines: GI Joe, CORPS!(I think that's the name of those generic looking GI Joes that are always real cheap), and the WW2/Vietnam soldiers.
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    I wouldn't say McFarlane doesn't have the same budget. Remember that McFarlane himself runs both the comic and toy company. They are basically one company. And with all the comics he made and sold, plus the demand for his toys, I would say he's got quite a large budget to use.

    Also helps he a good artist and knows quality. Hasbro just makes toys. No artistry or quality in that company.

  9. #9
    Originally posted by CooLJoE

    Also helps he a good artist and knows quality. Hasbro just makes toys. No artistry or quality in that company.
    He's also a controlling, immoral a--hole. But that's a story for another time

    Seriously though, another thing to consider is the size issue. Larger figure lines like those from Toy Biz and McFarlane are much easier to create accurately, because of their larger size. (McFarlanes smaller Shrek figs not withstanding)

    Also, the plastic used by Hasbro very different than that used by McFarlane. The completely stiff plastic they use allows for much deeper detail, but as everyone knows, it tends to break into 8 peices if you look at it funny. That's ok for McFarlane or even Toy Biz's Lord Of The Rings figures, because they are almost exclusively for collectors.

    But Hasbro has to make sure that the Star Wars figures can withstand a 5 year olds typical play, which can be anything from throwing them across the room, to dunking them in milk. And to give them credit, Star Wars figures are pretty dang sturdy.

    I agree that as far as likeness goes, Hasbro is pretty hit and miss. Some are fantastic, and some are downright unrecognizable.
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    2-ups are 4 times as large as the finished product, IIRC (If I Recall Correctly). Personally, I think Hasbro is better off seeing how the figure looks at its finished size - it gives them a better idea of what to expect. Also, one-ups and two-ups have to be sculpted at sub-standard quality because some intricate details can't be recreated onces shrunk down to final size.
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