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GeneralZodLives
02-16-2015, 04:35 PM
Didn't see a thread for this yet so figured I'd start one.

Dynamite Entertainment is teaming up with The Brewing Factory to make a series of statues based on the Women of Dynamite. The first statue in the series is being announced at Toy Fair this week and it will be Vampirella designed by J. Scott Campbell.

The Brewing Factory was started by Georg Brewer who was previously the VP of Design and Product Development at DC Comics and played a major role in starting DC Direct. Their deal with Dynamite will focus on statues and toys. The Vampirella piece was the first of a line of Women of Dynamite statues to be sculpted by Jason Smith from the artwork of Campbell.

The Vampirella statue is slated to be released in June of this year.

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Based on the work of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, the debut statue in the brand-new "Women of Dynamite" line brings Vampirella, the iconic horror hostess and heroine, to life in all her glory! Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Vampirella statue stands approximately 12" in height with a 6" base, with each individually numbered as part of a Limited Edition run of 1969 statues (celebrating the year that Vampirella first appeared). The Women of Dynamite: Vampirella Statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The ravishing, raven-tressed vampire has never been so beautifully represented in three dimensions, the perfect addition to every hardcore fan's collection!

GeneralZodLives
02-16-2015, 04:37 PM
I was thinking about getting the new SS Vampirella PF but the base still bothers me. This may be a pretty good option instead.

CallMeTheDoctor
02-16-2015, 04:52 PM
Was coming to post this! :rock


Looks good. Depends on price and scale. If it's 1/5 ranging from 150 to 300, I'm sold!


Love Campbell, and like you said mate; SS base is a bit bothersome.

Sweet Rabbit
02-16-2015, 05:02 PM
3D renders do nothing for me

sarakawa
02-16-2015, 05:06 PM
Looks great in concept!

Darklord Dave
02-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Her head is the size of one of her breasts.

The Mike
02-16-2015, 06:47 PM
Or one of her breasts are the size of her head. Change your perspective Dave. I love Campbell's work but am not a huge fan of Vampirella. I do like the look of it though.

GeneralZodLives
02-16-2015, 09:32 PM
I'm anxious to see how the paint on this turns out and what the scale will be. I like the Mary Jane and Gwen statues from SS so hopefully it'll be in line with them.

FriendlySamurai
02-17-2015, 12:17 AM
Sweeeeet! Nooo... not sweet :gah: Now I don't know which one to get! Sideshow has had some sketchy releases lately, if Vampi doesn't come super close to the proto I may have to cancel for this one. Anybody know about the Brewing Factory? They do pretty good work?

Sweet Rabbit
02-17-2015, 02:58 AM
Sweeeeet! Nooo... not sweet :gah: Now I don't know which one to get! Sideshow has had some sketchy releases lately, if Vampi doesn't come super close to the proto I may have to cancel for this one. Anybody know about the Brewing Factory? They do pretty good work?

Never heard of them

GeneralZodLives
02-17-2015, 06:49 AM
Sounds like they're a new company--I've never heard of them. I can't wait to see who else they make in this line. Here's hoping:

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CallMeTheDoctor
02-17-2015, 09:27 AM
Sounds like they're a new company--I've never heard of them. I can't wait to see who else they make in this line. Here's hoping:

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Oh yes!

Those are some cool grabs. Would also like some of the following as well! :naughty

http://www.libertymeadows.com/covers/JungleGirl03.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HC_fgLedUUY/T2yqq4qwuPI/AAAAAAAAFgg/towewjpSMIY/s1600/101-1+Ash+Eva.jpg

hotslayer73
02-17-2015, 10:59 AM
totally gutted gettin rid of my ex Vampirella pf

The Giamontan
02-17-2015, 11:41 AM
This will be cool if made in the right scale. I've always loved Campbell's artwork. I am not fond of the new Vampirella PF SSC has up for preorder. From the dull expression on her face down to her "no ass", don't like it at all. So we'll have to see how this turns out.

comicbookguy
02-17-2015, 12:50 PM
Is this a new PF? I don't need more vampi's at this time. I might pass the base is just too short. I prefer to not have to prop more of these up. I will go for the taller base vampi for now.

67L88Stingray
02-17-2015, 05:00 PM
Is this a new PF? I don't need more vampi's at this time. I might pass the base is just too short. I prefer to not have to prop more of these up. I will go for the taller base vampi for now.

Classic...

comicbookguy
02-17-2015, 06:44 PM
Classic...

Is it a classic vampirella version? What scale is this? Never read the comics so I'm not sure what the classic vampi is suppose to look like. From the pics they both look modern to me.

67L88Stingray
02-17-2015, 06:49 PM
The post, not the statue.

GeneralZodLives
02-17-2015, 07:53 PM
The post, not the statue.

:lol :lol

FriendlySamurai
02-18-2015, 09:32 PM
so I just saw the cover to Swords of Sorrow and I can't help but get an idea of what all these dynamite girls are gonna look like on my shelf. I really don't want to cancel my Vampi PF but this may just be too cool-

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wait a minute I just noticed... they are making the dynamite girls but it doesn't say all the designs are JSC- I hope they are or I'm big-time disappointed.

enigmatikone
02-18-2015, 10:03 PM
I really don't want to cancel my Vampi PF but this may just be too cool-


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nexus
02-18-2015, 10:05 PM
Not sure if I'd get this, but would prefer it to be 1:6. I'm getting too many 1:4 statues from different companies these days, so don't have the space.

FriendlySamurai
02-18-2015, 10:30 PM
http://i.imgur.com/ItBo0x1.jpg

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jimcap
02-19-2015, 05:22 PM
Very interested to see if the whole line will be based on Campbell's work. Really like his stuff. My Grail piece would be a statue based on his take on Power Girl! I'm hoping SS does it.

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MaddHappy
02-21-2015, 10:43 PM
Don't know anything about Vampirella, but love Campbell's artwork.
If this line is based on his designs, I might pull the trigger on this.

But I agree with jimcap, need that PG pose as a statue.

GeneralZodLives
02-22-2015, 08:01 AM
From what I've read the entire line will be based on Campbell's work. As far as I'm concerned, Campbell should have statues made of everything he's done. I'd love to get some DC ladies based on his designs. Power Girl would be an immediate buy plus these:

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CallMeTheDoctor
02-22-2015, 09:19 AM
I'd also like some of his Marvel work done, hopefully that could entail his Spider-Man line, but anything itself would be amazing.

FriendlySamurai
02-22-2015, 10:43 AM
Danger Girl :monkey3

haha I'm becoming a broken record :whip:horse

jimcap
02-22-2015, 09:49 PM
Batgirl and Catwomen, WOW! :love

thestig88
02-26-2015, 03:53 PM
Those all need to happen. Every. Last. One.

crows
02-28-2015, 09:26 AM
Very interested to see if the whole line will be based on Campbell's work. Really like his stuff. My Grail piece would be a statue based on his take on Power Girl! I'm hoping SS does it.

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From what I've read the entire line will be based on Campbell's work. As far as I'm concerned, Campbell should have statues made of everything he's done. I'd love to get some DC ladies based on his designs. Power Girl would be an immediate buy plus these:

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AC_808
03-02-2015, 04:52 PM
Whoa! Just found this thread!

Glad I did, too, cuz I'm a JSC fan. Looks great so far. I'll need to keep on eye on this ...

AC_808
03-09-2015, 04:43 PM
Ok, I'm going to ask a stupid question ...where will we be able to PO this statue? Will it be available at SSC or somewhere else?

CallMeTheDoctor
03-10-2015, 03:13 PM
Probably from their official site, if they have one (I'm assuming they do).

GeneralZodLives
03-10-2015, 08:44 PM
It'll probably depend on how limited they make it. It's possible the statues will be all over the place if the ES is high. I wouldn't be surprised if they were offered up in Previews magazine. Hopefully we'll find out soon. I'd love to know if this will be out this year.

AC_808
03-10-2015, 10:09 PM
Thanks for the response, guys!

As you hear any updates, please share here.

jimcap
03-12-2015, 04:54 PM
Danger Girl :monkey3

haha I'm becoming a broken record :whip:horse

:exactly: Oh yes! They are all hot. But Sydney is my Fav.

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The Giamontan
03-12-2015, 05:33 PM
:exactly: Oh yes! They are all hot. But Sydney is my Fav.

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Sydney was the best reason to read the Danger Girl comics. So damn sexy!

FriendlySamurai
03-13-2015, 02:55 PM
lol what, no love for Abbey Chase?

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dont really think I can choose and not sure why I have too haha

...although Sydney does come with the accent, but so does Natasha :lol :banghead

CallMeTheDoctor
03-13-2015, 07:29 PM
I feel the need to start reading Danger Girl. I have no idea why? :monkey3

67L88Stingray
03-13-2015, 07:45 PM
I feel the need to start reading Danger Girl. I have no idea why? :monkey3

Yea, "read", that is what they all say:lol

jimcap
03-13-2015, 08:00 PM
I feel the need to start reading Danger Girl. I have no idea why? :monkey3

Here's three reasons why Doc.........or maybe it's six.

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And the new team with JC, after Natalia went bad.

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FriendlySamurai
03-13-2015, 08:29 PM
Did we mention they have the first issue in 3D? :naughty

darkeyes
03-19-2015, 11:38 AM
She's up for PO on BBTS for $189.99. Not bad.

GeneralZodLives
03-19-2015, 11:47 AM
Description from BBTS:

Based on the work of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, the debut statue in the brand-new "Women of Dynamite" line brings Vampirella, the iconic horror hostess and heroine, to life in all her glory! Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Vampirella statue stands approximately 12" in height with a 6" base, with each individually numbered as part of a Limited Edition run of 1969 statues (celebrating the year that Vampirella first appeared). The Women of Dynamite: Vampirella Statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The ravishing, raven-tressed vampire has never been so beautifully represented in three dimensions, the perfect addition to every hardcore fan's collection!

Not too bad. I was hoping she'd be bigger but it's not a bad deal for the size.

GeneralZodLives
03-19-2015, 11:49 AM
Preorder link for BBTS

J Scott Campbell Vampirella Statue (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DYN10013&mode=retail)

Chronos1919
03-19-2015, 12:02 PM
Preorder link for BBTS

J Scott Campbell Vampirella Statue (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DYN10013&mode=retail)

Thanks for the link, Zod. I've pre-ordered it for now but will wait until we see more pictures to commit. I may just stick with the new 1/4 scale statue, but I do love the art of JSC. Speaking of the premium format, my waitlist for the EX still hasn't converted...

GeneralZodLives
03-19-2015, 12:05 PM
I preordered it from BBTS for now as well. I wish it was a larger scale like the SS PF but the SS base is obnoxious so I haven't put it on PO yet.

FriendlySamurai
03-19-2015, 12:41 PM
Preordered also- will also wait to see better pics before committing. She's scheduled for after the PF release so if that one's a disappointment maybe this one will be a nice consolation... and its Campbell :duh

I'm hoping she's MJ quality :pray:

jimcap
03-19-2015, 01:17 PM
I'm in too! I'm a push over for Vampi!

GeneralZodLives
03-19-2015, 01:31 PM
Preordered also- will also wait to see better pics before committing. She's scheduled for after the PF release so if that one's a disappointment maybe this one will be a nice consolation... and its Campbell :duh

I'm hoping she's MJ quality :pray:

I'll be shocked if Sideshow's Vampirella arrives on time. I'm betting it's delayed til at least October.

Chronos1919
03-19-2015, 02:59 PM
I'm not understanding all of the hate for the base of the new SS Vampirella. I wouldn't say that I love it, but it looks neat to me.

FriendlySamurai
03-19-2015, 04:11 PM
I'll be shocked if Sideshow's Vampirella arrives on time. I'm betting it's delayed til at least October.

gosh I hope so, I'm gonna have to pay for Hulk in July... it would be really groovy if she got delayed till December (busy season)


I'm not understanding all of the hate for the base of the new SS Vampirella. I wouldn't say that I love it, but it looks neat to me.

I kind of like it too, but the bottom part of it really is kind of unnecessary... would probably be cheaper without it too. I think most people have a problem with it because the pointless extra height makes it harder to display it where they want her.

Sweet Rabbit
03-19-2015, 05:47 PM
Ended up being pretty small

GeneralZodLives
03-19-2015, 05:59 PM
the bottom part of it really is kind of unnecessary... would probably be cheaper without it too. I think most people have a problem with it because the pointless extra height makes it harder to display it where they want her.

Exactly. I'd rather have a solid base with a bigger diameter for stability. The graveyard setting is fine. I just have a problem with everything underneath it.

Chronos1919
03-19-2015, 07:36 PM
Ah, that makes sense.

Valkyrie
03-20-2015, 07:56 AM
Also ordered for now. I'm excited for more JSC-inspired statues on the market regardless of the size. I just hope the quality is there with this manufacturer. Hoping for more pics and a Red Sonja reveal soon. :pray:

DerekDeS
03-21-2015, 11:50 PM
I preordered it from BBTS for now as well. I wish it was a larger scale like the SS PF but the SS base is obnoxious so I haven't put it on PO yet.

Yeah that base on the new PF Is holding me back from getting it also. It's just weird.

comicbookguy
03-22-2015, 02:09 AM
I love the tall base on the vampi PF. It gives her a bigger presence and I don't need to prop up the statues in the backgrounds of my display. For me the taller the better. I really can't see prices being any less if we take out some small bits. i mean look at catwoman PF which was the same price as the batman PF.

AC_808
03-22-2015, 05:52 AM
I don't mind the tall base on the SSC Vampirella either. I like it the way it is ...and I have it on PO as well.

I plan to PO this JSC version, too. Especially if it looks just like JSC's artwork.

comicbookguy
03-22-2015, 09:58 AM
I don't mind the tall base on the SSC Vampirella either. I like it the way it is ...and I have it on PO as well.

I plan to PO this JSC version, too. Especially if it looks just like JSC's artwork.

I love j campell work. Just must be more selective for me because I need to save some space for so many more coming statues. they do all look just like his artwork. I think he has the best story telling skills ever. So dynamic and the realistic facial / cartoon expressions are the best I've seen. It's like jim lee artwork mixed with the top disney artists. But then again he did work for disney in the past and then comics. So we get the best of both worlds. His story telling in my opinion along with the details are unmatched in this industry. It may not be everyone's desire art style but he's a master of his craft if not the best of this line work style.

AC_808
03-28-2015, 10:27 PM
Love JSC's art as well! ....So tonight I Pre-Ordered this piece at BBTS.

Here's hoping the sculpt stays true to JSC's artwork...

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04-15-2015, 12:09 PM
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She looks pretty good, only her face doesnt look very Campbell-like. I may pass on this, makes me kind of sad for the line...

GeneralZodLives
04-15-2015, 12:31 PM
I'd like to see more pics without all the weird lighting.

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04-15-2015, 12:41 PM
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GeneralZodLives
04-15-2015, 12:44 PM
Here's the order site from Dynamite with much bigger pics

JSC Vampirella Statue (http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C123357)

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04-16-2015, 12:52 PM
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I don't about you guys, but IMO this statue looks pretty close to JSC's art.

GeneralZodLives
04-16-2015, 02:13 PM
I still like it. I'm keeping my PO.

AC_808
04-16-2015, 02:58 PM
So am I.

I like what I see so far.

jimcap
04-17-2015, 09:54 AM
I don't about you guys, but IMO this statue looks pretty close to JSC's art.

Agree 100%! She is looking very good!

qz33
04-17-2015, 10:57 AM
Very pleased with this. Getting to go with the JSC's sideshow pieces and hoping for more

CallMeTheDoctor
04-19-2015, 09:17 AM
Does look great, though I have to admit that the JSC Spidey line is the definitive that made JSC's art to life.

AC_808
04-19-2015, 01:46 PM
Does look great, though I have to admit that the JSC Spidey line is the definitive that made JSC's art to life.

You said it! I definitely agree!

FriendlySamurai
04-20-2015, 09:28 PM
Yeah I gotta say the JSC Sideshow line is the benchmark for me. At the moment really I'm looking for any excuses to cancel on my existing preorders- trying to save a little on money and space. I think she looks really good overall but the face just isn't as recognizably JSC as I'd personally like it to be. Gonna pass on this one but may jump in on one of the other dynamite girls.

The Giamontan
04-27-2015, 12:03 AM
It's fabulous! Just not an absolute must have.

AC_808
05-31-2015, 04:22 AM
Alright! Two more months to go before the release for this piece.

jimcap
06-02-2015, 02:11 PM
Looks like Purgatori is next in the Women of Dynamite line. Based Michael Turner's art work. She's up for PO at BBTS.

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AC_808
06-02-2015, 11:57 PM
That's so awesome!!!

Something Sexy
06-04-2015, 06:21 AM
I am actually really digging this piece.

Deadly Dagger
06-05-2015, 03:56 PM
Love we are finally seeing a new Purgatori statue.
A must buy for me.

Pork Chop Express
06-05-2015, 05:04 PM
This looks great without breaking the bank.

Would look perfect with my Coop devilgirls, hmmm...

Pork Chop Express
06-09-2015, 05:13 PM
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If it looks this good I may have to get it.

AC_808
06-09-2015, 08:58 PM
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If it looks this good I may have to get it.

Is that a rendering? ...Or the painted proto?

Wow! That looks good!

grphyx1
06-10-2015, 08:31 AM
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If it looks this good I may have to get it.

don't know a thing about her but this looks really nice.

grphyx1
06-10-2015, 08:33 AM
My only thing is because it's Dynamite I can pretty much be certain that there will be a bazillion variants (as with their comics) Have never read purgatori, but I can harbor a guess that at some point she turns blue?!

Pork Chop Express
06-10-2015, 09:34 AM
Is that a rendering? ...Or the painted proto?

Wow! That looks good!

I think this may be a proto. Looks great though.


My only thing is because it's Dynamite I can pretty much be certain that there will be a bazillion variants (as with their comics) Have never read purgatori, but I can harbor a guess that at some point she turns blue?!

I haven't read anything since the 90's but I'm pretty sure she's stays red. She was part of Lady Death & Evil Ernie story-lines if I remember correctly. There were two figures way back when with her in black and one with an "egyptian" gold outfit.

AC_808
06-23-2015, 10:38 AM
So ...Vampirella should be available soon, right?

The last I heard Vampirella is supposed to be released 6/24/15. Anyone heard anything?

GeneralZodLives
06-23-2015, 11:31 AM
I thought it was due in August.

AC_808
06-23-2015, 01:33 PM
Yea, you're right. The Dynamite website says she'll be available for sale 6/24/15. But BBTS, Midtown Comics, etc has an August release date.

I got too excited....

AC_808
07-03-2015, 10:26 AM
Wouldn't you think this or Purgatori be displayed at SDCC?! Anyone know if they will be?

GeneralZodLives
07-03-2015, 11:38 AM
I haven't heard anything yet about them being there. If they are I'm going to take a ton of pics.

AC_808
07-04-2015, 07:21 PM
Cool! If its there and you take pics, please share the pics here. Thanks, Zod!

jimcap
07-07-2015, 04:44 PM
I haven't heard anything yet about them being there. If they are I'm going to take a ton of pics.

General!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB2yqeD0Nus

GeneralZodLives
07-07-2015, 07:42 PM
:lol :lol

AC_808
08-09-2015, 10:18 AM
Alright, this is supposed to come out this month. Unless there's a delay I'm not aware of.

Any news?

GeneralZodLives
08-09-2015, 12:16 PM
I haven't seen any news on her lately. BBTS still lists her with an August release.

GeneralZodLives
08-19-2015, 11:43 AM
I got my 10-day processing notice for Vampirella from BBTS today.

jimcap
08-19-2015, 02:14 PM
Me too! :hi5:

GeneralZodLives
08-19-2015, 02:29 PM
Nice! I'm excited to see how she turned out.

AC_808
08-19-2015, 03:38 PM
Got the same email from BBTS.

soundwave
08-26-2015, 07:50 AM
Looks like Ditch at Comics N Toys here in the UK is saying he has stock of this already.

I've asked him if he has proper pics yet as I'm still on the fence...

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/dealers/130337-whats-comics-toys-uk-shop-21.html#post8053485

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Anthos
08-26-2015, 01:18 PM
Just got charged from bbts! Can't wait!

jimcap
08-26-2015, 02:12 PM
Vampi just hit my pile of loot at BBTS!:yess:

Not a great shot But it looks like she is 1/7 scale.

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GeneralZodLives
08-26-2015, 03:53 PM
Charged by BBTS as well.

soundwave
08-27-2015, 03:41 AM
Vampi just hit my pile of loot at BBTS!:yess:

Not a great shot But it looks like she is 1/7 scale.

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I do like that but the size is a little too small for me I think.

She will cost me around £175 here (about $260) which for that size statue is just too much
As an example a Bombshell only costs me £100 (Bit less with my LCS as they cut me a deal) & they just feel like much more statue for my money than she does.

In fact the PF would be around double the UK price & even at that price just feels much better value IMO

Shame as I like her but unless I can find her for around the £100 mark she won't be in the collection

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AC_808
08-27-2015, 06:23 AM
Vampi just hit my pile of loot at BBTS!:yess:

Not a great shot But it looks like she is 1/7 scale.

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Charged by BBTS as well.

Yup! Same here.

August has been a busy month...

GeneralZodLives
08-27-2015, 08:22 AM
Mine has shipped from BBTS but I'm not sure when it'll get here since the tracking number hasn't updated in the FedEx system.

grphyx1
08-27-2015, 08:44 AM
Mine has shipped from BBTS but I'm not sure when it'll get here since the tracking number hasn't updated in the FedEx system.

you'll have it tuesday or wednesday.

GeneralZodLives
08-27-2015, 09:21 AM
That's good to hear. I was hoping it'd be here early next week.

Deadly Dagger
08-28-2015, 08:00 PM
1/6 or 1/7 ... I don't care. As long as the paint apps are crisp, I'm good.

Luse
08-29-2015, 04:18 AM
From here: J Scott Campbell Women of Dynamite Vampirella Statue Brewing Factory | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/J-SCOTT-CAMPBELL-WOMEN-OF-DYNAMITE-VAMPIRELLA-STATUE-BREWING-FACTORY-/361375946773?hash=item5423af5815&rmvSB=true)

http://i.imgur.com/05Nl89g.jpg

Crappy pics, but you can still see the quality, or lack thereof...

jimcap
08-29-2015, 08:46 AM
I agree the picture is Crappy. I'll reserve judgment on the statue itself.

GeneralZodLives
08-29-2015, 10:58 AM
I'll have mine Tuesday and will try to get some good pictures up quickly.

Deadly Dagger
08-29-2015, 08:43 PM
Face looks good, suit is a little sloppy but not off the wall.

ditch
08-31-2015, 06:37 AM
Just a warning i had one of these in on Tuesday for a customer and it had some of the worse QC i have ever seen on a statue. Incredibly sloppy paint there were various lumps on the statue and not the two main ones. There was a hole in her thigh,when i asked for a replacement i was told by my supplier that they only had one left and it was no better.

jimcap
08-31-2015, 07:43 AM
Just a warning i had one of these in on Tuesday for a customer and it had some of the worse QC i have ever seen on a statue. Incredibly sloppy paint there were various lumps on the statue and not the two main ones. There was a hole in her thigh,when i asked for a replacement i was told by my supplier that they only had one left and it was no better.

Any pictures?

FriendlySamurai
08-31-2015, 10:58 AM
The above pic is bad but just from what I can make out looks like her left eye is wandering a little bit and it does kind of look like the edge of her clothing is painted flesh colored. This IS a smaller statue though, maybe the extreme closeups wont effect normal viewing distance? Better pics might help...

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08-31-2015, 07:26 PM
Any pictures?

Really just terrible. I'll be sending this back.


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GeneralZodLives
08-31-2015, 07:58 PM
Yikes that's sloppy. If mine looks like that I'm sending her back.

FriendlySamurai
08-31-2015, 08:23 PM
Wow... May be the worst paint Ive seen since I started here

Deadly Dagger
08-31-2015, 08:56 PM
Oh my.
That looks horrible.

DerekDeS
08-31-2015, 10:05 PM
very disappointing pics...I'm glad I waited to order.

inkling
08-31-2015, 11:02 PM
very disappointing pics...I'm glad I waited to order.

Yeah for a ~$175 statue this was NOT what I was expecting. Not only is it broken, but the paint is terrible (regularly goes over margins, cockeyed, no airbrushing of different skin tones, it's chunky/rough/bubbled/discolored in places, etc.), the casting/reproduction and assembly quality is terrible, it's resin not cold cast like I would expect of a statue this size/expense to be, and it's 1/7th scale, too small for a statue in this category IMO.

grphyx1
09-01-2015, 07:44 AM
It will. dynamite statues always look clumpy to me.


Yikes that's sloppy. If mine looks like that I'm sending her back.

GeneralZodLives
09-01-2015, 10:05 AM
Well, looks like I'm sending her back. If you blur your eyes she looks good but in focus she looks horrible. Such a shame because this could have been a fantastic statue. Guess I'm out of this line.

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jimcap
09-01-2015, 10:32 AM
Very disappointing. :slap Mine is sitting in my Pile of Loot at BBTS, I will tell them to keep It. Also I canceled my PO for Purgatori. I might revisit her after we see how she comes out.

GeneralZodLives
09-01-2015, 11:46 AM
I'd definitely hold off on this entire line until in-hand pics come out. I may pick up the SS Vampirella after all.

The Giamontan
09-01-2015, 11:48 AM
What the hell happened here? Talk about no QC. It's like they got her and said,"Kinda looks like ****. Let's put little to no effort in painting this one. Slop it on there people!" Such a disappointment.

GeneralZodLives
09-01-2015, 12:07 PM
I sent BBTS an email about wanting to return it. I've never done a return with them before. I'd like to get credit and make another order but don't know if they do that or not.

Golden_Boy
09-01-2015, 12:30 PM
I'd definitely hold off on this entire line until in-hand pics come out. I may pick up the SS Vampirella after all.

That looks terrible. With these and DC Collectibles I wait for in-hand pieces that I can scan through. I went through five DC Collectible Harley Quinn figures before I found one that was as perfect as I could've hoped for. Granted, this is just TERRIBLE. I've never seen one that bad. That's like a $20 statue, and even then I wouldn't want it, because it's just so poorly done.

I'm not a huge Vampirella fan...I don't know of her, and have too much on order, but I think the latest Sideshow one looks fantastic! I think it'd definitely be a worthy purchase if you're looking for a representation of her.

GeneralZodLives
09-01-2015, 01:25 PM
I may get on the wait list for the SS Vampirella EX or see if I can get a 10% coupon to pop up on the regular. Not sure I really need a bat on her arm.

AC_808
09-01-2015, 01:35 PM
I get mine tomorrow. I'll have to see how mine turns out. Hoping it looks great, but these current pics are discouraging. Oh boy, we shall see ...

Golden_Boy
09-01-2015, 01:48 PM
I may get on the wait list for the SS Vampirella EX or see if I can get a 10% coupon to pop up on the regular. Not sure I really need a bat on her arm.

It's one of those, if you can get it, huzzah! situations. I think her releasing a bat is a cool bonus, but if you don't get it, her being seductive works just as well!

Pork Chop Express
09-01-2015, 02:48 PM
As much as I liked the way Purgatori looked, I've already cancelled my order BBTS. Those images look terrible.

jimcap
09-01-2015, 07:45 PM
As much as I liked the way Purgatori looked, I've already cancelled my order BBTS. Those images look terrible.

Same here. But I will reevaluate the Purgatori statue once there are in hand pictures. For now a terrible start for Dynamite Entertainment and The Brewing Factory! Maybe it's all for the best. I was starting too many new lines lately.

zuko3984
09-02-2015, 06:28 PM
Got mine today. Paint could be better but it's not nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. The only place where i am truly unhappy with the quality is at the top of her boots. I think the paint is really sloppy there. I put her in my display and like her enough to keep her but do think they should have done a much better job. I'm also much more tolerant of issues then i think most collectors are. I probably shouldn't be but i am. I did cancel my pre-order for Purgatori because seeing how this one came out i don't trust them to do a better job on the next one and i don't want another statue at this price that i have to talk myself into keeping.

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GeneralZodLives
09-02-2015, 06:35 PM
I sent mine back to BBTS today for a refund. The customer service rep said that I definitely was not alone in receiving a poorly done statue. I wish this would have turned out like Campbell's Spider-Man line from Sideshow.

jimcap
09-02-2015, 06:49 PM
Glad your happy with her Zuko! But IMO this is an example of what a (almost) $200 statue should look like.

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GeneralZodLives
09-02-2015, 06:53 PM
I have the Mandy statue on the left (both regular and exclusive). It blows this Vampirella statue away in quality and the regular version cost less.

jimcap
09-02-2015, 07:10 PM
I have the Mandy statue on the left (both regular and exclusive). It blows this Vampirella statue away in quality and the regular version cost less.

Damn you Zuko & Zod! Now I must have her! :lol BBTS has her on sale. Well that return credit didn't last long. But she is less then Vampriella, so I did save money. Yes, saved money! I will keep telling myself that.

Deadly Dagger
09-02-2015, 07:18 PM
Same here. But I will reevaluate the Purgatori statue once there are in hand pictures. For now a terrible start for Dynamite Entertainment and The Brewing Factory! Maybe it's all for the best. I was starting too many new lines lately.

I did the same, cancelled from BBTS and will wait for in hand pics.
Big disappointment, was looking forward to Purgatori. It looks like (to me) she will be an even more intricate paint job...and if its from the same factory who did vamp, I think its gonna be a stinker.
BBTS must have received a buncha cancels.

jimcap
09-02-2015, 07:38 PM
:exactly: If you're trying to make a name for yourself in the statue business , at that price point. You better show your best from the start. Whoever made the decision to release these in such poor shape just might have kill the brand. The only bright spot you'll soon be able to pick these up at a big discount. It's a shame.

FROBAY
09-09-2015, 04:07 AM
Just opened mine. Worst statue of the year for sure. No replacement will do as I'm sure the entire line is trash (after checking forums). I hope this hits the company in the wallet, a little QC PLEASE. I feel ripped off. I wouldn't pay 10.00 for this at a garage sale.

http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/FROBAY/STATUEFORUM/02A5E569-DA15-4499-BFE4-6DD6CE137051_zps8bbik3wj.jpg (http://s740.photobucket.com/user/FROBAY/media/STATUEFORUM/02A5E569-DA15-4499-BFE4-6DD6CE137051_zps8bbik3wj.jpg.html)

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This will be the first and last Dynamite statue I'll ever purchase.

GeneralZodLives
09-09-2015, 05:41 AM
I haven't seen pics of a good one yet.

grphyx1
09-09-2015, 12:04 PM
Unfortunately that's how I've seen most of dynamite's products. this is terrible


Just opened mine. Worst statue of the year for sure. No replacement will do as I'm sure the entire line is trash (after checking forums). I hope this hits the company in the wallet, a little QC PLEASE. I feel ripped off. I wouldn't pay 10.00 for this at a garage sale.

http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx42/FROBAY/STATUEFORUM/02A5E569-DA15-4499-BFE4-6DD6CE137051_zps8bbik3wj.jpg (http://s740.photobucket.com/user/FROBAY/media/STATUEFORUM/02A5E569-DA15-4499-BFE4-6DD6CE137051_zps8bbik3wj.jpg.html)

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This will be the first and last Dynamite statue I'll ever purchase.

Pork Chop Express
09-09-2015, 08:13 PM
Good lord those images are terrible. Purgatori looked like it had potential but not now.

VS1976
09-10-2015, 02:16 AM
The paint application is horrendous. They can't even paint where the red "marked line" properly. Good thing I didn't buy this. I would be pissed too.

Tbolt
09-10-2015, 03:03 AM
Wow, that is garbage! I was interested in their announced Jungle Girl, but think I can safely ignore anything this company is doing now.

Deadly Dagger
09-11-2015, 01:13 PM
Not only is the paint bad, but so is the rough sculpt. Good lord how do you F-up a butt crack.

ReplicantSavior
09-11-2015, 05:45 PM
Disaster. I want Jungle Girl too. But if this is the quality to expect I'll pass. I wonder who is getting paid to check this stuff over here. Because they are either blind or a relative to Sideshow's hit and miss quality control person.

Nick Dynamite
09-12-2015, 08:12 PM
Hi All,

I posted this on another forum, and Sean RM just let me know that I should post here as well.

First and foremost, apologies for the delayed response, but I wanted to be the person responding as you, the fans, deserve better. The Vampirella Statue, as you have pointed out, has pieces of the run with these incredible flaws in them. While we're trying to figure out what happened, we're having the factory recast statues based on the damages we've seen. Every stage of our production samples had the highest quality when we went through approvals.

What we will be doing is this. The factory is reproducing more statues. These are currently being produced. They will have someone inspect every single one. Then, for those of you who kept your statues, we will offer to replace the statues. What we will ask you to do is to send the head of your Vampirella statue and your certificate so that we can then send you a replacement. Being that the manufacturing is in China, and we want zero tolerance on the quality, these will probably ship from the factory in late October. We'll know more in the next month or so of when we should be receiving.

We have to go this route as the statues are sold out from Dynamite.

We're really sorry about this. Everyone at Dynamite and Georg's team are fans, and we are sick to our stomachs that this happened.

This is not what Dynamite nor The Brewing Factory expected to happen. Not in our wildest dreams.

The only thing positive thing I can say is that we will have learned from this and will ensure the factories adjusts everything or move to another factory.

Right now, the Purgatori statue is being inspected far more closely as it's about to be painted as is the Jungle Girl.

Again, I'm sorry. This should not have happened, but we will be fixing for those who are patient and are willing. Those who are not, we fully understand. Regardless of this being a factory error or not, we dropped the ball.

Please feel free to e-mail me directly with any further questions - [email protected]

sincerely,

Nick
CEO/Publisher

Nick Dynamite
09-12-2015, 08:13 PM
Disaster. I want Jungle Girl too. But if this is the quality to expect I'll pass. I wonder who is getting paid to check this stuff over here. Because they are either blind or a relative to Sideshow's hit and miss quality control person.

Hi All,

Apologies for the delayed response, but I wanted to be the person responding as you, the fans, deserve better. The Vampirella Statue, as you have pointed out, has pieces of the run with these incredible flaws in them. While we're trying to figure out what happened, we're having the factory recast statues based on the damages we've seen. Every stage of our production samples had the highest quality when we went through approvals.

What we will be doing is this. The factory is reproducing more statues. These are currently being produced. They will have someone inspect every single one. Then, for those of you who kept your statues, we will offer to replace the statues. What we will ask you to do is to send the head of your Vampirella statue and your certificate so that we can then send you a replacement. Being that the manufacturing is in China, and we want zero tolerance on the quality, these will probably ship from the factory in late October. We'll know more in the next month or so of when we should be receiving.

We have to go this route as the statues are sold out from Dynamite.

We're really sorry about this. Everyone at Dynamite and Georg's team are fans, and we are sick to our stomachs that this happened.

This is not what Dynamite nor The Brewing Factory expected to happen. Not in our wildest dreams.

The only thing positive thing I can say is that we will have learned from this and will ensure the factories adjusts everything or move to another factory.

Right now, the Purgatori statue is being inspected far more closely as it's about to be painted as is the Jungle Girl.

Again, I'm sorry. This should not have happened, but we will be fixing for those who are patient and are willing. Those who are not, we fully understand. Regardless of this being a factory error or not, we dropped the ball.

Please feel free to e-mail me directly with any further questions - [email protected]

sincerely,

Nick
CEO/Publisher

inkling
09-12-2015, 09:19 PM
Thing is, it's not just the casting. It's the painting as well. It's as if insult were added to injury. Mistakes in casting/poor quality casting can be fixed (likely by moving to a different, quality manufacturer). The bad paint shows a lack of skill, ability, or concern. If you have whoever painted them before paint them again I don't see there being a different result. There were no skin tones, there was skin tone, singular. No airbrushing whatsoever. They were cockeyed. They seemingly couldn't paint within the (albeit rough) "lines". They heaped paint on top of paint, which bubbled and built up "chunks". If you want a different result you can't use the same people. Never mind the inspection process, which was blind, if not completely incompetent.

Nick Dynamite
09-12-2015, 10:08 PM
Inkling, I apologize that my posting wasn't clear. These are being recast and painted and every level of detail will be reviewed carefully. We will have a representative review every statue as it's made and painted. Both Dynamite and Georg Brewer need these to be the best that they can be. This is a terrible situation. We are giving the factory the opportunity to prove themselves. And in doing so, Georg's representatives will be reviewing them as they are made, not spot checked after. These will be at the level fans expect.

I fully understand your frustration and apologize. It's gut wrenching for us to be in this situation. But we will fix this. We will learn from this and improve the execution moving forward.

inkling
09-12-2015, 10:24 PM
Thanks for standing behind your product Nick. I already sent mine back but I'll keep an eye out for the reboot results and will revisit another purchase of the statue if the results look great.

GeneralZodLives
09-13-2015, 06:07 AM
That's encouraging news, but I already sent mine back as well. It was a disaster on every level as you can see from my pictures in this thread and stopped me from preordering any other statues in this line, which is disappointing because I had high hopes for them all. I hope the redone Vampirella statues will be better because so far I haven't seen one good in-hand pic of her. Such a great opportunity to show off the style of different amazing artists but it's been a disappointing showing.

Nick Dynamite
09-13-2015, 08:56 AM
GeneralZodLives - it is disappointing, and I do not blame you for sending it back. Hopefully when the next wave arrives you will see that we learned from this and improved the quality to the level they deserve to be. And thank you for posting the photos. We never would have known to improve the quality without the fans being vocal and giving constructive criticism. It helps us improve.

thanks!

Nick
CEO/Publisher

GeneralZodLives
09-13-2015, 09:50 AM
I'll check out the new ones when they're released. I'd love to see a Vampirella that does justice to the Campbell art on my shelf.

duckman
09-13-2015, 06:37 PM
I have this sitting in my bag-o-loot at BBTS. I have not been on the forum much lately and missed all the issues with this. So what should I do? Have it shipped and take a look? If they're gonna try again I'd just as soon get the new improved version. I've never had to send something back or cancel an order before.

GeneralZodLives
09-13-2015, 07:32 PM
I have this sitting in my bag-o-loot at BBTS. I have not been on the forum much lately and missed all the issues with this. So what should I do? Have it shipped and take a look? If they're gonna try again I'd just as soon get the new improved version. I've never had to send something back or cancel an order before.

If it's from the first run I'd cancel it and wait until the new ones are released to see in-hand pics. If you decide to have it shipped anyway, BBTS is really nice and easy to deal with when it comes to returns. Just seems like a waste of time to me since right now you'll more than likely get one like I got.

ReplicantSavior
09-14-2015, 10:51 AM
It's good to know the company is on this problem and not passing it off. I'll watch and see the results of the fixed/new version of Vampirella. Hopefully they can get it right and continue with the other pieces in the line.

AC_808
09-15-2015, 11:23 AM
Hi All,

Apologies for the delayed response, but I wanted to be the person responding as you, the fans, deserve better. The Vampirella Statue, as you have pointed out, has pieces of the run with these incredible flaws in them. While we're trying to figure out what happened, we're having the factory recast statues based on the damages we've seen. Every stage of our production samples had the highest quality when we went through approvals.

What we will be doing is this. The factory is reproducing more statues. These are currently being produced. They will have someone inspect every single one. Then, for those of you who kept your statues, we will offer to replace the statues. What we will ask you to do is to send the head of your Vampirella statue and your certificate so that we can then send you a replacement. Being that the manufacturing is in China, and we want zero tolerance on the quality, these will probably ship from the factory in late October. We'll know more in the next month or so of when we should be receiving.

We have to go this route as the statues are sold out from Dynamite.

We're really sorry about this. Everyone at Dynamite and Georg's team are fans, and we are sick to our stomachs that this happened.

This is not what Dynamite nor The Brewing Factory expected to happen. Not in our wildest dreams.

The only thing positive thing I can say is that we will have learned from this and will ensure the factories adjusts everything or move to another factory.

Right now, the Purgatori statue is being inspected far more closely as it's about to be painted as is the Jungle Girl.

Again, I'm sorry. This should not have happened, but we will be fixing for those who are patient and are willing. Those who are not, we fully understand. Regardless of this being a factory error or not, we dropped the ball.

Please feel free to e-mail me directly with any further questions - [email protected]

sincerely,

Nick
CEO/Publisher

So how do people that have returned their statue get the new production statue?

Or can only the people that still have their statue get a new production statue as a replacement?

Waiting for a replacement may not be viable as that would take an owner outside of the time range for acceptable return for refund.

Toefur
09-29-2015, 07:49 PM
Oh wow, that looks bad. I'm glad DCBS hasn't shipped me mine yet. Hopefully they're waiting for the remakes. I have all 3 pre-ordered, so hopefully the new Vampirella turns out like the listing photos. If not I'll be cancelling them all. I know if I got one that looked like that I'd be pissed. There are a lot of things I'd rather spend my money on.

GeneralZodLives
09-30-2015, 01:24 PM
They're releasing a black and white version now.

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Not that I'm going to bother with it but hopefully the production defects are fixed with this one.

Medusoid
10-01-2015, 11:55 PM
Not that I'm going to bother with it but hopefully the production defects are fixed with this one.

...Nope.

http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a421/mal_strife/Mobile%20Uploads/20150930_173404.jpg

grphyx1
10-02-2015, 06:46 AM
^^^ Please tell me that was just one of the old ones colored in photoshop?! This is messed up.

Pork Chop Express
10-02-2015, 10:05 AM
That's effing painful to look at.

GeneralZodLives
10-02-2015, 06:02 PM
...Nope.

http://i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a421/mal_strife/Mobile%20Uploads/20150930_173404.jpg

Honestly they should just scrap the line if this is how they're all going to turn out, especially at $200 a pop.

AC_808
10-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Aw man ...I hope Purgatori comes out better. If not, I'll be returning her, too. What a shame...

VS1976
10-03-2015, 01:42 PM
I'm glad I stayed from this headache. I have no glue how QC didn't spot this.

jimcap
10-03-2015, 02:02 PM
From bad to worst, way to kill your brand! :blissysmi

Centurion
10-03-2015, 02:32 PM
Wow, that black and white will never make its way into my collection.

blackqueen79
10-04-2015, 03:11 PM
Glad to see they are looking into the problem. They could have just turned their heads to it. My only concern is, the other pieces are likely in production already. They will probably be rushed too. Hopefully those will be checked before shipped.

Toymonster93
12-03-2015, 02:32 PM
I just thought I would post a copy of the email I sent to Dynamite in regard to this statues debacle. It reads as follows.

This is attempt number 2 with this same email. I have added other Dynamite recipients in an attempt to cast a wider net in order to get a response. I think this apparent disregard of customers is beyond unacceptable and highly disrespectful.

Hello.

I'm emailing you in regard to my numerous attempts at resolving an issue I have with the quality of the Woman of Dynamite Vampirella statue I received. I ordered mine through Big Bad Toy Store.com. The overall quality of the piece was horrendous and when weighed against the price Dynamite put on the piece, frankly its ridiculous. The piece I received looked more like a bad Chinese bootleg then a quality first run statue from a reputable company/publisher. I emailed Nick the CEO on Nov. 6. per this letter I found at Sideshowcollectors.com;
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http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/horror-statues-props-etc-/155032-scott-campbell-vampirella-statue-women-dynamite-series-16.html

I then emailed Nick

"Greetings Nick,

I recently received my Woman of Dynamite Vampirella Statue which I was quite excited about only to be extremely disappointed with the paint apps., seem lines/flashing, chipped paint, and general poor assembly of this statue. I was searching the internet for reviews of this statue last night and discovered that I was not the only disappointed collector. I happened upon what appeared to be letter to collectors addressing this problem, written by you, apologizing for the production problems and offering a possible remedy in the form of quality replacements for collectors as long as we sent in the numbered certificate that came with the statue and the head from the model. Is this true and has Dynamite begun this process? I have the Purgatory statue pre-ordered and have been on the verge of cancelling if the Vampy statue was any indication of what was to come. If that letter is legitimate, I think its a great "good will" gesture on Dynamites behalf and I'd love to send in whatever is required to receive a quality replacement and keep my Purgatory pre-order. Thank you for your time."


Understanding that a CEO might be very busy (despite the letter requesting that people contact him directly via email) I decided to call Dynamite customer service. The customer service tech I spoke barely knew what product I was talking about and kept putting me on hold to "ask his boss" I assume what he should do or tell me. After the third time asking his boss, he finally asked for my name and phone number and told me someone would be calling me back in a day or two. It has been 2 weeks and I have neither an email or phone call and other attempts (which there have been many) to call ended with a prompt to leave a message, which I have, again with no return call.

I'm extremely disappointed on so many levels with my experience purchasing Dynamite merchandise. I'm a big Vampirella fan and was really looking forward to adding this statue to my collection as well as the Purgatory statue which I promptly cancelled my preorder. I'm disappointed with the lack of concern Dynamite has shown me and other collectors. I would gladly continue to collect from this line if I knew that the problems with this statue were being rectified and that any other statues to follow would justify what amounts to a $200 price tag.


Genuinely discouraged and disappointed,
Jason

Attached are some photos of the Vampy statue I received.
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grphyx1
12-03-2015, 02:57 PM
ABOMINATION!!!

Centurion
12-03-2015, 11:29 PM
Wow! Absolutely horrible! So sorry that you're having to deal with this. At the same time, thank you for the feedback on their customer service (or lack of). I will gladly avoid this company. I hope you can get this sorted out. GL.

GeneralZodLives
12-04-2015, 11:07 AM
I've completely given up on this line. My Vampirella was a complete piece of **** so I sent it back. It'd be nice if they redid the statue completely and produced a quality piece like the Campbell Mary Jane statue. Unfortunately, I honestly don't have faith that the other statues will be much better than Vampirella or that this "quality replacement" will ever see the light of day. If Dynamite had any quality control whatsoever these statues would have never been shipped out to customers.

Toymonster93
12-05-2015, 01:54 AM
Thanks for the feed back guys! If, which I doubt, I ever hear back from Dynamite I'll post their response here. BBTS was happy to take back the statue and issue me a complete refund, they even paid for the return shipping, which was a generous and considerate gesture. They will always get my business. They did also tell me that they have gotten lots of returns and complaints about this absolute ripoff of a statue. I'm still shocked that Dynamite placed a price on that piece of garbage that amounted to half the price of the extremely well crafted and meticulously painted SS Vampirella PFF. I have the most recent SS Vampirella statue, the exclusive, and it is worth every penny! I received my Dynamite Vampy statue weeks after my Sideshow statue arrived so you can imagine my shock when I unboxed that Dynamite statue.

duckman
12-05-2015, 12:10 PM
BBTS bailed me out of this piece as well. It was in my bag-o-loot well past the time limit for cancellation before I saw the reports in this thread. I emailed them and they took care of it with ZERO hassle. They have an extremely loyal customer in me.

AC_808
12-06-2015, 07:55 AM
Oh yea ...BBTS has a loyal customer in me as well! They took back this statue with no hassle and at no extra cost when I returned mine awhile back.

That's not counting the other times BBTS has provided me great customer service. Kudos to BBTS for sure!

Centurion
12-06-2015, 03:52 PM
:lecture Glad to hear all of you were able to get your funds back. It blows me away that this thing was released looking like that.

Toymonster93
12-06-2015, 06:57 PM
Right!? Its unbelievable when you consider that for $20 more then the price of that Dynamite garbage, you can get a Hot Toy and we all know the craftsmanship that goes into a Hot Toy. Outrageous!

Toymonster93
12-09-2015, 01:06 AM
Well its been a little over a month but Nick the CEO of Dynamite FINALLY responded to my email. It follows...


Nick Barrucci <[email protected]>
2:38 AM (15 minutes ago)

to me, Dynamite
Jason,

The new counter sample of the Vampirella statue arrived and it looks great. The quality is what you would expect. It seems that the original factory lied to us and will not make adjustments, so we went to another factory. It will be better this time.

Cc'ing customer service as they will keep you appraised of the new ship date.

best!

There was a second email as well...

Nick Barrucci <[email protected]>
2:41 AM (19 minutes ago)

to me
And meant to mention, the reason why Purgatory has been delayed is to get Vampirella right and all of the rest as well. I think that you will be happy.

best!

I do appreciate him finally responding but it sort feels a bit too little, too late. I already returned my statue to great folks over at BBTS and cancelled my pre order for Purgatory. Again, I appreciate the fact that he responded but its been over a month since my first email and he doesn't address any of the issues I had dealing with Dynamite customer service. I hope they can recover from this disaster and I'd love to get a Vampy and Purgatory statue that shows off its price tag. I guess its a wait and see type situation. I just hope that, if the statues are nice, I dont end up missing out and dealing with a "sold out" type of situation.
He did CC customer service like he said so fingers crossed that I get a notification that the statue is ready and worth my time and money.

Nick Dynamite
12-09-2015, 09:12 PM
Jason,

I apologize it took me so long. I wanted to take care of getting back to all of the fans on my own, but between the waiting for info from the factories, and then a close friend of mine passed away, I fell well behind on work. I'm cc'ing customer service so that all questions can be answered far more quickly, and we also brought up to speed the new member of customer service who we didn't think to bring up to speed since I was trying to take care of.

I'm really sorry for all of this, but the final will be what you expect. And once the Vampirella is approved, we will be moving into Purgatory and to Jungle Girl. But, first Vampirella has to be perfect.

best!

Nick

Toymonster93
12-09-2015, 11:04 PM
Nick,

I mentioned in my very first email to you, based on your letter to fans I found in this thread, that I thought you were displaying a good will gesture in contacting forums and in your efforts to correct the snafu Dynamite experienced. I believe you truly are trying your best to rectify the QC issues and produce a product that we collectors will be happy to own and display. I'm saddened to hear that you lost a friend and cant imagine the added pressure this entire business has caused. I think its big of you to come on this forum and open up to us, your communicating to us is a very encouraging thing and gives me hope that all of us collectors will be happy with the recasts, etc.

I'm really looking forward to how the next batch turn out and as long as they are,"what you expect" I'll be on board with a new Vampy statue and Purgatory at least. As big of a Vampy fan as I am, I have to admit I was looking forward to that Purgatory statue a bit more so I'm really looking forward to how it comes out.

Thank you again Nick. If I can speak for collectors? We just want communication and assurances when something goes wrong and what your doing puts my mind at ease.

Thank you and condolences.
Jason

Skywarp
12-21-2015, 09:28 AM
Saw the pics on Facebook when it was released. Atrocious. That said, I hope they can make good on their promises with a better re-release.

Skywarp
04-20-2016, 07:02 PM
So after seeing the sculpt and painted Red Sonja posted on Jason Smith's blog back in December, I was wondering how long it would take for it to go up for preorder. Well, it finally did today on BBTS. And they still haven't released their Purgatori or Jungle Girl, and still no word about the improved Vampirella. :/

GeneralZodLives
04-21-2016, 05:58 AM
I had put this entire line out of my mind. :lol I don't have any faith that they'll be able to produce a quality statue of any of these characters.

AC_808
04-21-2016, 07:11 PM
The sculpt on these statues look great, tho. Maybe they should just release them as unpainted statues and lower the prices accordingly.

GeneralZodLives
04-22-2016, 05:41 AM
The Vampirella statue I got had more issues than just horrible paint. The actual sculpt was bad then they slapped a bad paint job on top of it. If they could put these statues out with amazing quality then I'd get them all--especially the J Scott Campbell ones.

AC_808
04-24-2016, 03:26 PM
Hmmm ...the one I got was pretty good sculpt wise. The paint was sloppy and the hands were broken at the wrist. I guessed it was the way it was packaged so it broke during shipping. I returned it quickly.

I agree tho. If these were made with high quality, then I would've gotten them all. Even the new Women of Dynamite Red Sonja looks great in prototype form.

Toymonster93
05-01-2016, 02:18 PM
Here is the latest update.

Nick Barrucci contacted me last week and this is what he had to say...

Nick Barrucci <[email protected]>
Apr 22 (9 days ago)

Jason,

I wanted to touch base to let you know that the new figures are about to go to the freight forwarder to ship. While it will still take a bit to get here, we should have, fingers crossed, by the end of May. We will replace your damaged one.

Please let me know if you have further questions.

best!



I'm optimistic =)

AC_808
05-01-2016, 10:44 PM
Well ...here's hoping the new figures are vastly improved. If they are, then maybe the Purgatori statue has a chance ...not to mention Jungle Girl and the Red Sonja statue that they just revealed.

Chronos1919
05-02-2016, 06:16 AM
I'm interested in the Red Sonja statue. No way I'm ordering any of these without seeing in-hand photos first. That Vampirella statue is a nightmare. Fortunately, they don't seem to be selling out, so there doesn't appear to be a rush to order.

AC_808
05-02-2016, 10:05 PM
Keep on the lookout for their new and improved Vampirella statue, tho. Apparently they found another factory to produce them. If the new pieces are improved, then theses pieces might start to sell.

Chronos1919
05-03-2016, 11:45 AM
Keep on the lookout for their new and improved Vampirella statue, tho. Apparently they found another factory to produce them. If the new pieces are improved, then theses pieces might start to sell.

Thanks for the info. I'll keep that in mind.

AC_808
05-03-2016, 11:14 PM
No problem. I'm keeping track myself.

Skywarp
05-18-2016, 08:04 PM
thanks for the update! :)

Nick Dynamite
06-15-2016, 01:07 PM
All,

As I posted on the other site - The Vampirella statues are in and they look beautiful! I'm sorry for the wait. I'll mention, we went through a few factories till we were sure we would be happy with the final version. It's taken us a long while to get here, but we're finally happy with the quality and ready to move the entire line along.

We did hold off on all statues till we found a factory that would give us the quality that we feel the fans and the characters deserve so have held off on Purgatori, Jungle Girl and all others till now. Purgatori will be shipping in July and Jungle Girl come August and then Dejah Thoris and Red Sonja and more.

Please feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] and cc customer service Dynamite Customer Service <[email protected]>

Thank you everyone who had patience and faith!

best!

Nick

AC_808
06-15-2016, 03:44 PM
Have the retailers returned the bad batches? And will the retailers like Big Bad Toy Store only ship the new batches if I order Vampirella now?

GeneralZodLives
06-16-2016, 05:48 AM
Anywhere we can see pics of the new statue?

Nick Dynamite
06-16-2016, 11:27 AM
Hi All,

We will be showing new photos as soon as we have, and they will be of the actual statues in house.

best!

Nick

AC_808
06-16-2016, 01:26 PM
FYI ....Nick Barruci also said on the other forum that all retailers sent the bad batches back to Dynamite. Retailers will fill new orders with the new production pieces. And it's a good idea to ask your retailer first if they have the new production pieces before ordering.

Blaackhaat
06-16-2016, 02:01 PM
Not a bad statue, but i'm not much of a vampirella collector either. What i'm waiting for is the Temptation of Lady Death statue. That looks awesome! Does anyone know if the Temptation statue is apart of this dynamite series ?

GeneralZodLives
06-16-2016, 02:18 PM
Not a bad statue, but i'm not much of a vampirella collector either. What i'm waiting for is the Temptation of Lady Death statue. That looks awesome! Does anyone know if the Temptation statue is apart of this dynamite series ?

The Temptation of Lady Death statue is a Sideshow 1/4 Premium Format statue and not part of Dynamite's line. The Dynamite series statues are 1/5 scale.

jimcap
06-16-2016, 06:06 PM
I'm hoping for the best with this line. BTW if all goes well, Dejah Thoris will be a must have.

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Skywarp
06-20-2016, 05:11 AM
I'm hoping for the best with this line. BTW if all goes well, Dejah Thoris will be a must have.

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yesss! She looks to be best one yet.

Chronos1919
06-20-2016, 07:15 AM
Hopefully this line does turn around. The Dejah Thoris statue looks great.

AC_808
06-21-2016, 09:17 AM
I'm hoping Dynamite can show us production pics of Vampirella as reassurance of better results. It would go a long way.

I, too, am hoping for better factory results so I can get Dejah Thoris.

Nick Dynamite
06-25-2016, 09:13 PM
The Dejah statue does look great. I think that you're going to love it!

JAL4U2C
06-26-2016, 12:15 PM
It's been 10 days. Still no pics? Really?

Nick Dynamite
06-28-2016, 08:35 AM
JAL4U2C,

We're getting photographed. They have not come in yet. We will have soon.

best!

Nick

Nick Dynamite
07-02-2016, 05:35 PM
Update - should have photos by Wednesday.

best!

Nick

Nick Dynamite
07-02-2016, 05:36 PM
yesss! She looks to be best one yet.

If anyone is interested, we're starting to run low on this one. We're down to less than 200 left.

http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C725130250674

best!

Nick

Nick Dynamite
07-02-2016, 05:37 PM
I'm hoping for the best with this line. BTW if all goes well, Dejah Thoris will be a must have.

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http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/vi...=C725130250674

best!

Nick

AC_808
07-03-2016, 03:01 AM
Update - should have photos by Wednesday.

best!

Nick

Very cool!

Can't wait to see the pics. I'm expecting good news here.

Nick Dynamite
07-06-2016, 02:57 PM
Uploading photos now on Statue Forum! I can't make it work here, and apologize, but here are the links:

http://www.statueforum.com/showthread.php?t=149441&page=24

http://www.statueforum.com/showthread.php?t=149441&page=25

JAL4U2C
07-06-2016, 03:27 PM
I'm not a member at statueforum so it won't let me see any of those attachments.
edit: I just signed up.....again. I signed up once before but no one bothered to confirm my account so even though it shows my name on the forum, i can't view any attachments. And apparently, nothing has changed because it was the same this time as well. Dumb site.
edit: Even more dumb is the fact that i can't even access my own profile. I don't have permission to do anything on the stupid site. How ignorant.

Nick Dynamite
07-06-2016, 03:31 PM
Let me try and figure out.


I'm not a member at statueforum so it won't let me see any of those attachments.

Nick Dynamite
07-06-2016, 03:35 PM
Here are some! More to come!

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07-06-2016, 03:38 PM
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07-06-2016, 03:39 PM
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07-06-2016, 03:41 PM
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JAL4U2C
07-06-2016, 03:49 PM
Thank you, Nick.

Nick Dynamite
07-06-2016, 03:56 PM
My pleasure. Apologies that it took me a bit to figure out.

Skywarp
07-08-2016, 01:32 PM
Thanks, Nick. Definitely looks better. :)

Nick Dynamite
07-09-2016, 04:51 PM
Thanks, Nick. Definitely looks better. :)

Glad to hear you like it more. You'll see the quality will only get better with each statue.

jimcap
07-10-2016, 11:24 AM
Glad to hear you like it more. You'll see the quality will only get better with each statue.

Are there any plans for a Miss Fury Statue?
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Skywarp
07-13-2016, 06:16 AM
That'd be awesome, Jim

That said, I noticed Vampirella getting resolicited in Previews listings on various websites. Good to know she will be on the way soon!

GeneralZodLives
07-13-2016, 07:03 AM
I'm going to wait for some in-hand pics from people that have ordered her. She looks way better from what I see in those pics from Nick, but I have no idea how consistent that factory is.

Augusta
07-20-2016, 10:40 AM
Hello everybody,

I am totaly a newbie in this world of statue :) so, I would like to ask you some complementary information about this product.
I have read the previous replies on this post and checked many reviews on the web, and would like to know : I have sighted there was the first wave with poor quality production and the second one with higher. So, has the 1st wave been totaly removed from the market ?
Besides, by looking at e-bay some sellers are actually selling this statue, how to be really sure they do not sell the first edition?
Now, do you know if the statue of Purgatori will be at least in the same quality of the second edition of Vampirella?
Thank's in advance for your replies.
Augusta

Nick Dynamite
07-28-2016, 09:17 AM
I'm going to wait for some in-hand pics from people that have ordered her. She looks way better from what I see in those pics from Nick, but I have no idea how consistent that factory is.

General Zod,

I'm comfortable in saying that these are consistent. Not only did we spot check quite a few, but Diamond has filled re-orders and replacement orders and we're replacing and have had nothing but good will from those who received them. But I do understand your trepidation. I'd ask you to give us the benefit of the doubt, as it took us a year to get it right and were not replacing till we did.

best!

Nick

Nick Dynamite
08-12-2016, 07:25 PM
I want to take a moment and thank everyone who gave us a second chance. We got a surge in sales on the Purgatori statue and Diamond is now fully sold out and we literally have about 4 or 5 left. And Jungle Girl sales are picking up as well and will sell out as we made based on the reduced orders since the Vampirella statue was not up to snuff. More info to come on Red Sonja and Dejah as those orders were also more limited.

Skywarp
08-23-2016, 10:48 AM
Great news, Nick. Thanks. :)

Skywarp
08-24-2016, 02:24 PM
Saw that you guys are going to do busts too. Preorder for the Red Sonja up at BBTS.

grphyx1
08-26-2016, 06:56 AM
Hey Nick, is there any way to know ahead of time all the variants that dynamite plans for these? There just always seem to be several variations of all dynamite products.


I want to take a moment and thank everyone who gave us a second chance. We got a surge in sales on the Purgatori statue and Diamond is now fully sold out and we literally have about 4 or 5 left. And Jungle Girl sales are picking up as well and will sell out as we made based on the reduced orders since the Vampirella statue was not up to snuff. More info to come on Red Sonja and Dejah as those orders were also more limited.

Skywarp
08-28-2016, 04:25 PM
Hey Nick, is there any way to know ahead of time all the variants that dynamite plans for these? There just always seem to be several variations of all dynamite products.

Yeah, I've already noticed a few low run variants being solicited through Diamond Comics Previews in the past couple months. I fear I may have missed out on them, since the runs are so low.

grphyx1
08-29-2016, 05:04 AM
Check dynamite's website. They have the diamond eye variants and the black and white. I looked there after I posted the question above


Yeah, I've already noticed a few low run variants being solicited through Diamond Comics Previews in the past couple months. I fear I may have missed out on them, since the runs are so low.

Skywarp
08-29-2016, 03:23 PM
Check dynamite's website. They have the diamond eye variants and the black and white. I looked there after I posted the question above

Thanks! They are missing the Black and White Purgatory, though. That's the one I wanted. :/

Nick Dynamite
08-30-2016, 08:48 AM
And for fans to check out, a fan reviews the new Purgatori statue. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=lATA9p3atRk

grphyx1
08-31-2016, 09:44 AM
thank God for the ability to play without sound. it's takes 15 minutes out of 19.25 for him to show the statue. i should say I don't like video reviews.


And for fans to check out, a fan reviews the new Purgatori statue. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=lATA9p3atRk

grphyx1
08-31-2016, 09:45 AM
Oh she does look nice.

grphyx1
08-31-2016, 12:13 PM
Shows in stock when I click on her

http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C725130240149



Thanks! They are missing the Black and White Purgatory, though. That's the one I wanted. :/

desertdragon
09-01-2016, 07:17 PM
I just received red Purgatori... This was basically my test piece for the WoD series - if she turned out to be a dud, I was just going to give up on this line. But holy crap, she turned out to be the bomb - just absolutely stunning, and pretty much flawless. Needless to say I can't wait for Deja Thoris! Here are some pics - enjoy!


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Skywarp
09-02-2016, 03:35 AM
wow, she does look great. A thousand times better than Vampi's first release.

Skywarp
09-02-2016, 03:35 AM
Shows in stock when I click on her

http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C725130240149

Odd. I didn't even see the listing when I checked. Thanks for the link!

GeneralZodLives
09-02-2016, 05:28 AM
Purgatori looks fantastic!

SDguy
09-02-2016, 05:56 AM
Purgatori looks amazing, and those pics!! :clap

desertdragon
09-02-2016, 06:31 AM
Thank you guys! Again, I'm just very happy she turned out so well, and I'm really looking forward to the other pieces in this line now!

grphyx1
09-02-2016, 07:01 AM
Damn you take some beautiful pictures. She looks tremendous. I think she'd look great next to bleez


Thank you guys! Again, I'm just very happy she turned out so well, and I'm really looking forward to the other pieces in this line now!