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crisis
09-21-2017, 02:45 PM
There is no thread for Mafex-only so I thought I'd make one, starting with this

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Only a matter of time before they make him in his hospital nurse disguise

silverpikachu
09-21-2017, 03:05 PM
There is no thread for Mafex-only so I thought I'd make one, starting with this

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Only a matter of time before they make him in his hospital nurse disguise

The dark knight must be huge somewhere in Asia. Even tamashii is wasting money on it.

Medicom just needs to go back and focus on the Real Action Hereo products

Plastic Bateman
09-23-2017, 03:22 AM
Just had a nasty surprise, HLJ took the money out of my account for the 2001 astronauts, which I'm pretty sure weren't due until the end of next month. Hope they live up to the prototypes.

crisis
09-27-2017, 07:51 PM
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It's hard to tell which looks better; they both look great, but Tamashii has a better track record when it comes to prototypes & the actual release


Just had a nasty surprise, HLJ took the money out of my account for the 2001 astronauts, which I'm pretty sure weren't due until the end of next month. Hope they live up to the prototypes.

Haven't seen those yet, can you upload photos when they areive?

Plastic Bateman
09-30-2017, 08:29 AM
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It's hard to tell which looks better; they both look great, but Tamashii has a better track record when it comes to prototypes & the actual release

A couple of months back I'd have said SHF all the way, but Mafex have been releasing one solid figure after another recently while SHF's quality seems to have taken a dip. I think waiting for in-hand reviews is the only option.


Haven't seen those yet, can you upload photos when they areive?

They should be here within the next five days, I'll be sure to post some pictures and overall impressions.

Plastic Bateman
10-07-2017, 07:05 PM
https://i.imgur.com/fH0UQPH.jpg

My spacesuits arrived.

https://i.imgur.com/eBkRIrb.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dQS5P5T.jpg

There is some extremely small tampo printing on the front of the harness. Bowman's didn't fair too well in the Mafex QC lottery, with settings ranging from "LPHA" to "ET". The ill-fated Frank Poole does somewhat better but it's worth bearing in mind that this printing is so fine it's hard to make out with the naked eye - so I applaud them for the effort.

https://i.imgur.com/6o12zm7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XfytYLA.jpg

Both figures feature some very fine Discovery mission patch tampographs on the helmet, left shoulder and both the backpack and harness. The only problem is the text reads "Clavius Base". I'm guessing that means we'll get the suits from the first chapter of the film seen in the TMA-1 sequences at some point.

https://i.imgur.com/dtmYiVF.jpg

The only major piece of paint slop is on one of the thrusters on Bowman's backpack. Not too bad.

https://i.imgur.com/UM1OINL.jpg

There's some very attractive detailing on these figures, especially the transparent tubes connecting the helmets to the backpacks. Slightly disappointing is the fact that the heads are completely unarticulated. I appreciate it's probably more accurate that way but a ball joint at the base of the neck wouldn't have been out of the question. Also the figures are almost completely painted, despite looking completely plastic in the promo shots. Only bare plastic parts are the joints, which are colour-matched perfectly, and maybe the boots, straps and hosing.

https://i.imgur.com/wVRaCDz.jpg

Articulation is decent if unspectacular. The knees are little too much like PAK peanuts for my liking. There's good movement at the waist and torso that's slightly limited by the backpack and harness. Ankles are ball joints, which are ever so slightly too loose on Bowman. Hips drop down like an SHF but don't have much outward spread.

https://i.imgur.com/yCsRflN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/e5cSOce.jpg

The shoulder joints are ugly, my only major complaint about these figures. Functionally they have plenty of range but aesthetically they're begging for the same kind of floating cup cover you see on SHF figures.

https://i.imgur.com/lrPyIss.jpg

Stands are included, but almost useless, the clamp isn't wide enough to wrap around the bulk of the figure thanks to the backpack and harness. If they'd included a small hole in the base of the backpack or made one of the thrusters removable for the stand to peg into, that would have been better.

https://i.imgur.com/Kgdjxq0.jpg

I don't normally mention packaging, but in this case the boxes contain a nice surprise printed on the inside - the iconic octagonal corridor from the Discovery. The packaging design itself would probably have met with Kubrick's approval, it's extremely clean, minimalistic and features great film-inspired typography. For more on Kubrick's obsession with the subject check out the fantastic blog "Typeset in the Future" - https://typesetinthefuture.com/2014/01/31/2001-a-space-odyssey/

Overall I think I'd recommend these. If you only get one, I think I'd go for Poole - yellow is a hard colour to pull off and it's done nearly flawlessly here, especially the contrast between the matte spacesuit and glossy helmet. I hope Medicom go further with Kubrick-inspired figures, I'd love to see a Dr Strangelove in this line.

ragacin
10-08-2017, 12:38 PM
Hey one question. First the suits look great. In some shots it ***almost*** looks like there is a head inside the helmet, like what Mafex did with the Rogue One Vader with eyes behind the helmet lenses. It may just be the way the pics look but I am curious .

Plastic Bateman
10-08-2017, 01:27 PM
Hey one question. First the suits look great. In some shots it ***almost*** looks like there is a head inside the helmet, like what Mafex did with the Rogue One Vader with eyes behind the helmet lenses. It may just be the way the pics look but I am curious .

Afraid not, that's probably my fault for pointing a blue LED at the helmets while taking the photos. Holding them up to a high-powered bulb reveals they're completely hollow with an opaque gloss black plastic insert for the visor.

GasparZizou
10-20-2017, 05:24 AM
My Bowmans arrived, I like them quite a bit, not perfect, but we're not gonna get any more 2001 figures in this scale, didn't get Poole because, eeeeh, Nica doesn't do anything until 3001 :lol

I always handle my figures with care, but these are my first Mafex figures so I'm handling them like they're made out of glass, can't tell if they're solid or brittle.

https://i.imgur.com/R4sTMZ9.jpg

GasparZizou
10-20-2017, 06:33 AM
Some pics with an aesthetic millennial retro filter, I had never looked dorkier than handling a toy and taking pics of it at work.


https://i.imgur.com/GYhNhOC.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/DKMUvcN.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/Tv3aTy8.jpg?1

rivera2171
10-21-2017, 10:06 AM
My spacesuits arrived.


There is some extremely small tampo printing on the front of the harness. Bowman's didn't fair too well in the Mafex QC lottery, with settings ranging from "LPHA" to "ET". The ill-fated Frank Poole does somewhat better but it's worth bearing in mind that this printing is so fine it's hard to make out with the naked eye - so I applaud them for the effort.


Both figures feature some very fine Discovery mission patch tampographs on the helmet, left shoulder and both the backpack and harness. The only problem is the text reads "Clavius Base". I'm guessing that means we'll get the suits from the first chapter of the film seen in the TMA-1 sequences at some point.


The only major piece of paint slop is on one of the thrusters on Bowman's backpack. Not too bad.


There's some very attractive detailing on these figures, especially the transparent tubes connecting the helmets to the backpacks. Slightly disappointing is the fact that the heads are completely unarticulated. I appreciate it's probably more accurate that way but a ball joint at the base of the neck wouldn't have been out of the question. Also the figures are almost completely painted, despite looking completely plastic in the promo shots. Only bare plastic parts are the joints, which are colour-matched perfectly, and maybe the boots, straps and hosing.



Articulation is decent if unspectacular. The knees are little too much like PAK peanuts for my liking. There's good movement at the waist and torso that's slightly limited by the backpack and harness. Ankles are ball joints, which are ever so slightly too loose on Bowman. Hips drop down like an SHF but don't have much outward spread.


The shoulder joints are ugly, my only major complaint about these figures. Functionally they have plenty of range but aesthetically they're begging for the same kind of floating cup cover you see on SHF figures.



Stands are included, but almost useless, the clamp isn't wide enough to wrap around the bulk of the figure thanks to the backpack and harness. If they'd included a small hole in the base of the backpack or made one of the thrusters removable for the stand to peg into, that would have been better.



I don't normally mention packaging, but in this case the boxes contain a nice surprise printed on the inside - the iconic octagonal corridor from the Discovery. The packaging design itself would probably have met with Kubrick's approval, it's extremely clean, minimalistic and features great film-inspired typography. For more on Kubrick's obsession with the subject check out the fantastic blog "Typeset in the Future" - https://typesetinthefuture.com/2014/01/31/2001-a-space-odyssey/

Overall I think I'd recommend these. If you only get one, I think I'd go for Poole - yellow is a hard colour to pull off and it's done nearly flawlessly here, especially the contrast between the matte spacesuit and glossy helmet. I hope Medicom go further with Kubrick-inspired figures, I'd love to see a Dr Strangelove in this line.
Excellent review!


I had never looked dorkier than handling a toy and taking pics of it at work.

:lol Nice one. Thanks for the pics!

GasparZizou
10-21-2017, 01:19 PM
Oh yeah, Bateman's review was excellent, I didn't give it recognition :goodpost:

BurningRage
10-23-2017, 03:16 PM
Probably will pick up Astro Boy
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kyekye
10-23-2017, 10:24 PM
Probably will pick up Astro Boy
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Very first descent version of ATOM (a.k.a Astro Boy) with good proportion and motion range!
Pre-ordered!!!

Thainitty
10-24-2017, 04:50 AM
That Astro looks so good! Ordered as well

GasparZizou
10-24-2017, 05:28 AM
I woul've got Astro Boy but he's 6"? :lol why Mafex?

Thainitty
11-06-2017, 02:26 AM
Mafex homecoming Spider-Man is a fantastic figure! I highly recommend it to any spider fans...much better than the figuarts (which is still cool)

GasparZizou
11-06-2017, 08:11 AM
The mafex spidey certainly has the best sculpt and proportions, but, what do you think of the headsculpt, I've seen pics where the HS in the Marvel Legends one looks much better, since now Hasbro's using the dot matrix too.

Thainitty
11-06-2017, 03:58 PM
The mafex spidey certainly has the best sculpt and proportions, but, what do you think of the headsculpt, I've seen pics where the HS in the Marvel Legends one looks much better, since now Hasbro's using the dot matrix too.

The unmasked sculpt? Eh it's whatever, but I only used it for one picture and won't use it again. The body and the detailing and articulation on it are fantastic! Masked heads are perfect and he has tons of accessories. I really love this figure, way better than the last mafex spidey which I really hated

Angelo2113
11-21-2017, 11:28 AM
https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23722727_1794307507277685_401504381089821234_n.jpg ?oh=9ed92b8de36159c3a3b8fb82a396b9a4&oe=5AA0465D

BurningRage
11-22-2017, 06:14 AM
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GasparZizou
11-22-2017, 06:16 AM
Niiiiiiiice.

Although for the price I'd rather get a NECA Re-issue.

Mafex looks great tho, will probably get it.

Ginko
11-22-2017, 08:01 AM
That looks pretty damn good but this is medicom so we gotta keep our hype in check.

Sevreed
11-22-2017, 07:36 PM
I think the movie put me off of all of the JL figs except Regular Batman. :(

Plastic Bateman
11-23-2017, 05:20 AM
Holy crap, please get this one right in production Medicom.

GasparZizou
11-23-2017, 06:16 AM
It worries me that the mouth will come out like some anime pink pillow lips.

ProtocolD
11-23-2017, 09:57 AM
Alex from A Clockwork Orange is a dream come true, but come on, 7500 yen? Way too much considering they fall apart straight out of the box.

GasparZizou
11-23-2017, 10:00 AM
I've been manhandling my 2001 astronauts to see if they hold up, and they seem to hold up just fine.

Maybe these new figures are better built? I bag on Mafex hard but lately they're better than Figma, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

ProtocolD
11-23-2017, 10:37 AM
I've been manhandling my 2001 astronauts to see if they hold up, and they seem to hold up just fine.

Maybe these new figures are better built? I bag on Mafex hard but lately they're better than Figma, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

No floppy joints yet? Mmm. I do have a couple of Mafex figures but I only posed them a couple of times before putting them in the display. But with Alex I see myself playing with it ALL THE TIME. Still, it's still a lot of money considering the average Figuarts, even the licensed ones, costs 2000 yen less. It's the same with Figma, too expensive nowadays. I'm almost tempted to say that I'd rather have less accessories if it means they"re cheaper.

GasparZizou
11-23-2017, 10:43 AM
Not yet, and this is what I do with it.

https://instagram.fgdl3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/22639245_298624327304076_7707993294336163840_n.jpg

I even twist and turn the hips to see if they give and nope, they feel fine.

I know previous figures like the BvS line were ****, but hopefully they learnt.

crisis
11-23-2017, 10:58 AM
Some clearer photos of Boropoc

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they included everything, but why no unmasked head?

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bunnyfreakz
11-23-2017, 06:56 PM
Looks nice but too expensive for 6 inch figure. 80 bucks especially for no diecast parts? Mezco cost same and its comes with clothing parts and much superior sculpt.

Ginko
11-24-2017, 03:32 AM
Some clearer photos of Boropoc

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they included everything, but why no unmasked head?

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they probably don't have full likeness rights.Neca doesn't have it either.

Plastic Bateman
11-24-2017, 06:31 AM
Not that I'm complaining but some of the details on this are so similar to the Hot Toys figure I have to wonder if they just took one apart and measured it out with a micrometer...

Sachiel
06-23-2018, 07:55 AM
MAFEX Series EVA-01 8,800Yen 04/19

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silverpikachu
06-23-2018, 04:23 PM
MAFEX Series EVA-01 8,800Yen 04/19

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WHAT!!!!!

BurningRage
06-24-2018, 07:24 AM
Ordered that. I have the revoltech figures too.

Otomofan
06-25-2018, 04:46 AM
Pretty cool, but I already have about a dozen Eva 01s.

Sachiel
11-30-2018, 04:57 AM
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BurningRage
11-30-2018, 06:01 AM
Nice.

Sevreed
12-01-2018, 12:22 PM
Yep, very nice.

Sachiel
12-06-2018, 11:23 AM
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Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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chodenjipop
12-06-2018, 12:25 PM
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I hope MAFEX makes the angels as well. Everyone keeps making Eva figures and no one for them to beat up!




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izmaelljovo
12-15-2018, 12:36 PM
The dark knight must be huge somewhere in Asia. Even tamashii is wasting money on it.

Medicom just needs to go back and focus on the Real Action Hereo products
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Just had a nasty surprise, HLJ took the money out of my account for the 2001 astronauts, which I'm pretty sure weren't due until the end of next month. Hope they live up to the prototypes.

ironwez20
12-15-2018, 07:58 PM
Damn I miss the 1/6th medicom. Right when they were doing good with there anime figures they just stop out of nowhere

Otomofan
12-17-2018, 04:36 AM
Just had a nasty surprise, HLJ took the money out of my account for the 2001 astronauts, which I'm pretty sure weren't due until the end of next month. Hope they live up to the prototypes.

Red? Yellow? Blue? Green?

I don't have them but they're reviewed pretty highly. I'd like to get one but it's just a biiiit too expensive for a character/design that's not in my all time favorites. $20 would be a no-brainer, but not MAFEX prices.

Angelo2113
12-17-2018, 04:36 PM
I was going to cancel my Mafex Evangelion...now I'm questioning that.

silverpikachu
12-17-2018, 05:20 PM
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I hope MAFEX makes the angels as well. Everyone keeps making Eva figures and no one for them to beat up!




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Im surprised all these years no one has made the Angels too. Aren’t Evangelion a top seller in Japan?

silverpikachu
04-12-2019, 07:42 PM
Is there a social media to keep up to date news for the Mafex series? Debating if I should get the Evangelions