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OSCORP
06-20-2008, 12:58 PM
http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/attachments/month_0806/20080621_c2e7c0dbf888cde829ccNF5fjxD7Sxt4.jpg
http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/attachments/month_0806/20080621_735142830221cd5b3eb60YfAfsbwsMaP.jpg

scubasteve
06-20-2008, 01:01 PM
Joker significantly shorter than the Batman?

Blasphemy.

El Roranous
06-20-2008, 01:02 PM
The suit on Wayne looks straight 70's. Pass dot com for me.

rabidwolverine21
06-20-2008, 01:02 PM
love the batman, looks just as good as the hot toys in my opinion. the bruce wayne i need more pics of. the joker i like outfit not as good as hot toys.

Kuzeh
06-20-2008, 01:04 PM
I like them, but I already have my HT Batman, and Joker is on pre-order.

EVILFACE
06-20-2008, 01:04 PM
Batman looks like has bewbs lol. But the suit detail is nice.

Kuzeh
06-20-2008, 01:05 PM
Batman looks like has bewbs lol.
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl
No nipples though!!

Batty
06-20-2008, 01:05 PM
Joker significantly shorter than the Batman?

Blasphemy.

And Wayne. Does he get taller when he puts the suit on?

scubasteve
06-20-2008, 01:06 PM
TDK definitely looks good, but ankle articulation is critical this time around.

Bruce is meh.

rabidwolverine21
06-20-2008, 01:07 PM
i dont think the batman looks that much taller than the wayne, i think some of it might have to do with the angle, but either way your getting a shorter figure.:rotfl

EVILFACE
06-20-2008, 01:07 PM
TDK definitely looks good, but ankle articulation is critical this time around.

Bruce is meh.

He become The Batman, dammit!

darkknight
06-20-2008, 01:40 PM
WTF! Damn looks pretty good. Is this gonna be a 2 in 1 figure?

Sachiel
06-20-2008, 01:47 PM
Batman looks good. I wonder if it is all rubber or rubber on fabric?

Wayne... no.

Moonloop
06-20-2008, 01:50 PM
Looks good. I can't really compare this and the HT one since there is no good image. But the HT one will most likely have more detail as HT puts a lot more detail into their figures than medicom.....

Can't really judge the Wayne either....

Memnoch
06-20-2008, 02:08 PM
:lol for all those that are all about how naturally the RAH body poses... looks like Wayne has a stick in his ass! :lol

Les Walker
06-20-2008, 02:50 PM
Beautiful Batman. Not sure how it compares to the HT yet, as I haven't seen it as closely, but I like this Batman a bunch. Very nice. And yes, Joker should be taller.

DarkArtist81
06-20-2008, 02:53 PM
Batman looks very nice, pretty impressive. Bruce looks horrible though, nothing like Bale to me. And don't get me started on the Joker... nice headsculpt though.

plasmid303
06-20-2008, 03:09 PM
I'm sold on Batman. Skip Bruce. I want the Joker headsculpt though, hopefully it can be modded to fit on the HT Joker body and clothes.

Good effort, Medicom.

NOW WHERE'S TAKARA TO BLOW BOTH HT AND MEDI OUT OF THE WATER?

Ven
06-20-2008, 03:13 PM
thats a armani suit bruce wayne is wearing (I read it somewhere).. and medicom reproduced it nicely...

scubasteve
06-20-2008, 05:51 PM
NOW WHERE'S TAKARA TO BLOW BOTH HT AND MEDI OUT OF THE WATER?

At double the price! WOOHOO!

And, I really doubt Takara could trump HT. While their Begins may be better than HT's first issue Begins, HT recognized their mistakes and has now given us the ultimate BB figure. So, no, I don't see HT getting blown out of the water. I'll eat my words if they do.

vader
06-20-2008, 06:56 PM
The Christian Bale head sculpt looks like his portrayal of the role in American Psycho.

Medicom also needs to realize that Americans super heroes have broader shoulders than their Japanese counterparts.

Agen
06-20-2008, 08:10 PM
Batman look good :rockI want one.

drjedisith
06-20-2008, 08:29 PM
batman looks very cool in this pic. im sure well see some better pics and be able to better compare w/HT

Wanderer
06-20-2008, 11:39 PM
Medi sure know how to do armoured figures...Batman looks very nice...i'm also beginning to question my Hot Toys Joker pre order. This likeness sh its all over theres!

icruise
06-21-2008, 12:41 AM
Batman looks very nice, pretty impressive. Bruce looks horrible though, nothing like Bale to me.

Nothing like Bale? Seriously?

Freakazoid!
06-21-2008, 07:20 AM
Nothing like Bale? Seriously?

Yeah, that threw me off as well. I think the likeness looks really good!

EVILFACE
06-21-2008, 07:47 AM
Nothing like Bale? Seriously?

I don't see Bale either. At least not in that cartoonish pissed expression.

minivader
06-23-2008, 09:58 AM
looks like medicom also have a new batman begin figure. (the HS looks new to me.) interesting that BB is listed before TDK.

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/product_info_reserve.php?products_id=902

MaulFan
06-23-2008, 10:00 AM
looks like medicom also have a new batman begin figure. (the HS looks new to me.) interesting that BB is listed before TDK.

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/product_info_reserve.php?products_id=902

Interesting, seems everyone's taking another stab at Begins, this new one overall looks much better than their first, but his body looks too slender.

EVILFACE
06-23-2008, 10:07 AM
Looks good, but it's has a different look than the screen suit.

Agen
06-23-2008, 10:33 AM
I can't see nothing different :confused:

OSCORP
06-23-2008, 10:35 AM
dec. release

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080624_ol003.jpg
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080624_ol003_2.jpg
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080624_ol003_3.jpg

plasmid303
06-23-2008, 09:42 PM
Shoulders are too narrow, the figure looks exactly the same as the first release with the exception of the head/cowl, which is improved.

Ven
06-23-2008, 10:46 PM
looks like a rushed prototype to me... that figure IS the first release with a new headsculpt.. I can tell because the first release production piece has the guantlets on the wrong way... you can switch em.

scubasteve
06-24-2008, 12:41 AM
No articulation in the ankles again. Absolutely kills the figure, imo.

Riko
06-24-2008, 03:49 AM
we really need some better pictures of the Dark Knight suit from Medicom.

DouglasMcc
06-24-2008, 07:25 AM
I really like the Joker ... actually like the face sculpt more than HT's version. Never bought many Medi before (just Vader, Boba, and the Elric brothers - all of which I got cheap from individuals). What will the prices be like and how hard will the Joker figure be to find/buy?

Shai
06-24-2008, 03:24 PM
I really like the Joker ... actually like the face sculpt more than HT's version. Never bought many Medi before (just Vader, Boba, and the Elric brothers - all of which I got BY STOLEN THEM from individuals). What will the prices be like and how hard will the Joker figure be to find/buy?


FIX IT FOR YA.

bumblebee
06-26-2008, 01:02 PM
I really like the Joker ... actually like the face sculpt more than HT's version. Never bought many Medi before (just Vader, Boba, and the Elric brothers - all of which I got BY STOLEN THEM from individuals). What will the prices be like and how hard will the Joker figure be to find/buy?


FIX IT FOR YA.




:lol:lol:lol





Any new info on TDK figure?

abake
06-26-2008, 02:00 PM
looks like medicom also have a new batman begin figure. (the HS looks new to me.) interesting that BB is listed before TDK.

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/product_info_reserve.php?products_id=902

Interesting... so can we westerners order there? Provided we learn how to read japanese, of course.

icruise
06-27-2008, 05:46 AM
I don't know for sure, but my guess is that they don't ship overseas.

Rock83
06-27-2008, 06:24 AM
dec. release

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080624_ol003.jpg
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080624_ol003_2.jpg
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080624_ol003_3.jpg

Im getting the HT version of this one,but the DK Medicom looks interesting,havent pre-ordered any of the 2 DK yet(Medi and HT) because i want to wait for more Medi pics.

Les Walker
06-27-2008, 06:42 AM
I want mo betta pics of the new DK version! I can't decide whether to snag a HT or this one. Must...have...pics....

creecher
06-27-2008, 07:43 PM
Any news on when Medicom's stuff will be available? With so many threads and posts I'm confused, and haven't read anything on it. I'd rather have a Hot Toys DK sooner than a Medicoms next year, is all. I've been waiting more than a year for Medicoms Blade, and have to wonder why this would be any different. Well, other than they want to ride the movie hype, so it may be available sooner than I think.

OSCORP
07-22-2008, 06:48 PM
tw pics

http://ssl.sync.jp/sproutoy/images/products/4530956104249_image.jpg

OSCORP
07-22-2008, 07:14 PM
Look good but i think i want the BW HS

Ven
07-22-2008, 08:04 PM
wow... medicom steped up their game on this one... alot better than the HT version..

OSCORP
07-22-2008, 08:05 PM
wow... medicom steped up their game on this one... alot better than the HT version..

Yeah damnit now i'm having a hard time deciding. Of course this don't come out till DEC.

minivader
07-22-2008, 08:41 PM
i dont see any sign of medi's usual wrist joint, wonder if it a new type of joint or the MGS4 old snake kind? (i hope not) Anyways, the figure looks really good.

Joker
07-22-2008, 08:58 PM
tw pics

http://ssl.sync.jp/sproutoy/images/products/4530956104249_image.jpg

That's awesome.

wofford29
07-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Looks a lot better than the Hot Toys version. I may have to cancel that one and wait for this one.

CelticPredator
07-22-2008, 09:26 PM
I love it! My ONLY issue is...it wont be in scale with HT Joker....:(

drunk_leprechaun
07-22-2008, 10:01 PM
Im going to keep my order for 2x HT dk suit for now.. when this medi version comes out i'll sell the HT figures and snag 2 of the medi. IF its to scale with the rest of the HT figures. and it looks like it could be in larger scale compared to the other medi figures from the pics shown at a toy show.. its much taller than the medi joker figure as well as medi bruce wayne.

Rock83
07-23-2008, 12:11 AM
Wow,it looks really good,im getting this one,for sure.

plasmid303
07-23-2008, 12:56 AM
Did they fix the chest? It looks more proportionate and less Double-D sized.

hairlesswookiee
07-23-2008, 02:29 AM
looks good, but i'm sticking with hot toys.

fett1
07-23-2008, 02:36 AM
WOW...:horror...these figs look great to me.. the suite on wayne imo looks like any Armani suite current to this day...........Looks great... at least medicom are giving the option of buying a BW fig ready dressed in debonaire attire..........................

These look equally as good as any other TDK figs that have been presented....looks like medi have upped the standard for this round... as someone stated on this forum a few days ago.. the first BB fig from medi was some years ago......so welldone medicom...............:D

icruise
07-23-2008, 08:26 AM
I love it! My ONLY issue is...it wont be in scale with HT Joker....:(

Or anything else 1/6 scale. I hate to harp on this issue, but scale really does matter to a lot of people. I wouldn't even consider this figure for that reason. Not when I'm getting other TDK stuff from other companies. (And I think I prefer the HT version overall anyway.)

Reinhardt
07-23-2008, 08:31 AM
that looks amazing, but i still want to see an actual production piece, and compare it to Hot Toys.

darren1228
07-23-2008, 08:34 AM
The prototype looks really really good! Cheap on the accessories again...no surprise though

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_1.jpg
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_2.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_3.jpg

Rock83
07-23-2008, 08:50 AM
The prototype looks really really good! Cheap on the accessories again...no surprise though

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_1.jpg
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_2.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_3.jpg

this one is so much more screen accurate than the HT version,i love it,Medicom for me!I will order both(ordered the HT a few days agoo) and see them in hand before i decide which one to sell again.

Riko
07-23-2008, 11:19 AM
The prototype looks really really good! Cheap on the accessories again...no surprise though

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_1.jpg
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_2.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_3.jpg

what do you mean cheap? it like talking about some DC figure?

it is the most accurate figure of the dark knight suit I every saw, even more than the hot toys..
they got EVERY SINGLE THING right on this one!
the mask, mouth, armor, ^^^^ing everything, the shoulder pads, everything man!
Glad I waited to pre order the hot toys version.

I still wonder how i should put this on the bat-pod :confused: hmm maybe should buy the hot toys for the hands so that I can put this one on his pod, ow well, we'll see

drunk_leprechaun
07-23-2008, 11:22 AM
I ordered 2 dk figures from HT, but after looking at this all day.. this is the one to own.. Ill be getting 2 of these for sure.. I just hope itll be atleast close to scale with the HT line so it can fit on the batpod




what do you mean cheap? it like talking about some DC figure?

it is the most accurate figure of the dark knight suit I every saw, even more than the hot toys..
they got EVERY SINGLE THING right on this one!
the mask, mouth, armor, ^^^^ing everything, the shoulder pads, everything man!
Glad I waited to pre order the hot toys version.

I still wonder how i should put this on the bat-pod :confused: hmm maybe should buy the hot toys for the hands so that I can put this one on his pod, ow well, we'll see

pjam
07-23-2008, 11:23 AM
The prototype looks really really good! Cheap on the accessories again...no surprise though

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_1.jpg
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_2.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_3.jpg


Chest area looks more accurate here. This is a great Figure.

Sticking with HT though.. their latest tweaks sold me.

drunk_leprechaun
07-23-2008, 11:23 AM
The prototype looks really really good! Cheap on the accessories again...no surprise though

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_1.jpg
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_2.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_3.jpg

DArren any info on when preorders might go up for this figure or a release date?

Reinhardt
07-23-2008, 12:13 PM
i still need to see side by side pics of production pieces from both companies. right now i'm still in the Hot Toys boat.

carbo-fation
07-23-2008, 12:15 PM
Looks very good!

Dark_Spidey
07-23-2008, 12:19 PM
The release date is scheduled for December 08.

As for the figure, it does look amazing. But that's the proto and Medicom is not very good at turning great protos into great production pieces.

So wait and see.


DArren any info on when preorders might go up for this figure or a release date?

Cap'n Cook
07-23-2008, 12:22 PM
The release date is scheduled for December 08.

As for the figure, it does look amazing. But that's the proto and Medicom is not very good at turning great protos into great production pieces.

So wait and see.
EXACTLY!! I love the look of this, but Medi differs far too greatly from proto to production, so I think it will be HT for me.

Cocoboloboy
07-23-2008, 12:25 PM
what do you mean cheap? it like talking about some DC figure?

it is the most accurate figure of the dark knight suit I every saw, even more than the hot toys..
they got EVERY SINGLE THING right on this one!
the mask, mouth, armor, ^^^^ing everything, the shoulder pads, everything man!
Glad I waited to pre order the hot toys version.

I still wonder how i should put this on the bat-pod :confused: hmm maybe should buy the hot toys for the hands so that I can put this one on his pod, ow well, we'll see

:lol Easy there spanky. darren stated it was "cheap on the accessories" or in other words not as many as there could or should be. The figure isn't cheap by any stretch. Medi did a fine job. The only thing I don't like is the chest view from the side.

Furious1
07-23-2008, 12:26 PM
I agree, it seems as though the Medicom protos are better than production and Hot Toys production pieces are better than protos. Heres hoping for a smooth transistion for Medicom though.

wofford29
07-23-2008, 01:01 PM
Well Hot Toys corrected the cowl, so I'm sticking with them. Pics are in the HT thread.

plasmid303
07-23-2008, 01:37 PM
I still like the Medicom DK a bit more, even after HT fixed their cowl sculpt.

I might just get both since the Medicom figure doesn't release until December.

8th wonder
07-23-2008, 02:16 PM
Even after HT fixed the mask this Medicom looks so much better.

drunk_leprechaun
07-23-2008, 02:21 PM
Even after HT fixed the mask this Medicom looks so much better.

:lecture:lecture:lecture

DouglasMcc
07-24-2008, 06:08 PM
How well would the Medicom Joker sync up with the Hot Toys Batman? After seeing the recent pictures that turned up, I really am leaning towards the Medi Joker (should be cheaper and I like the Facial Sculpt better). Do you think there would be enough of a height difference to prevent displaying them together effectively?

mpchi
07-24-2008, 06:20 PM
The release date is scheduled for December 08.

Nope. March 2009 instead.

scubasteve
07-24-2008, 06:47 PM
Looks very, very good. Proportions are definitely better than HT. We'll have to see if Medi can transition well from proto to prod.

Ven
07-24-2008, 07:04 PM
when did medicom figures start to derive alot from their prototypes???

have anyone seen their Japanese Superhero figures? they have the SAME concept as the new Batman suit and they look perfect!!

honestly when has medicom become like sideshow?

zijian
07-24-2008, 07:05 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2700338788_cf7b7b280d_o.jpg

Ven
07-24-2008, 07:07 PM
medicom toys has a good record of proto to production.. with a few flukes (meaning luke, bauer) ..


The release date is scheduled for December 08.

As for the figure, it does look amazing. But that's the proto and Medicom is not very good at turning great protos into great production pieces.

So wait and see.
?!?!?


EXACTLY!! I love the look of this, but Medi differs far too greatly from proto to production, so I think it will be HT for me.

?!?!?

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8347/514391952cbd23b676fbiv8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/2374/514365736c7edb4e9c4bxr3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

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http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1582/5143685331bae5259f0bv7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

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EVILFACE
07-24-2008, 07:11 PM
Pretty kewl looking. Does his head light up?

Kuzeh
07-24-2008, 07:11 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2700338788_cf7b7b280d_o.jpg

I hate the "bra" on Hot Toys DK...
:D:monkey3

Ven
07-24-2008, 07:13 PM
Pretty kewl looking. Does his head light up?

dammit EF!!! lol thats not the point!! :rotfl

Cap'n Cook
07-25-2008, 01:37 AM
medicom toys has a good record of proto to production.. with a few flukes (meaning luke, bauer) .. I strongly disagree, which is why my TDK Bats will be HT.

drunk_leprechaun
07-25-2008, 04:57 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/2700338788_cf7b7b280d_o.jpg

ill tell you one thing, from this pic the hot toys one doesnt look bad at all.. the only thing off is the shape of the torso but its one wicked figure.. i dont think ill sell my ht dk suit , but ill get the medicom one ust to thave the perfect representation of the suit from the movie

fett1
07-25-2008, 05:08 AM
this one is so much more screen accurate than the HT version,i love it,Medicom for me!I will order both(ordered the HT a few days agoo) and see them in hand before i decide which one to sell again.


No Way............this is a good DK but the HT is the more screen accurate IMO:joy

Cocoboloboy
07-25-2008, 05:18 AM
This is one time that I think HT and Medi are almost equal in their representations. Ht might have a slight edge with their more screen accurate colors. It also looks like Medi's has blue eyes instead of brown buts it hard to tell.

The reference picture above is slightly washed out which makes the black and silver color contrasts a bit muted but I believe HT's colors are more accurate.

Doesn't really matter though since either one is AWESOME.

drunk_leprechaun
07-25-2008, 05:22 AM
This is one time that I think HT and Medi are almost equal in their representations. Ht might have a slight edge with their more screen accurate colors. It also looks like Medi's has blue eyes instead of brown buts it hard to tell.

The reference picture above is slightly washed out which makes the black and silver color contrasts a bit muted but I believe HT's colors are more accurate.

Doesn't really matter though since either one is AWESOME.

HT colors are definitely more accurate.. The pics we've seen spoil the color because of the flash.. Makes the silver grey tones look more bright but in hand I think the HT colors match the movie suit perfectly.

Rock83
07-25-2008, 06:24 AM
No Way............this is a good DK but the HT is the more screen accurate IMO:joy

Well,yeah,now that we have seen that HT changed the DK cowl,i wa referring to the first prototype Cowl.

Reinhardt
07-25-2008, 06:30 AM
love the Hot Toys version, and although Medicom looks great, i don't have any experience with Medicom figures, and have had a great track record with Hot Toys.

I hope that it's just a matter of articulation, but the belt on the Hot Toys isn't centered.

Kain's Ancient Blade
07-25-2008, 08:30 AM
I think the Medicom looks very good. I might have to settle with Medi since the Hot Toys price is getting way to high. Any one have pics of the Batman Begins Medi and Hot toys side by side shots? I would like to see how different the scale is.

kahibbi
07-25-2008, 09:34 AM
You guys area good. I don't see the difference in the HT cowl. The raves are for the change and I just don't see it. But I'm new to all this and I'm probably just not noticing it.

Les Walker
07-25-2008, 10:26 AM
tw pics

http://ssl.sync.jp/sproutoy/images/products/4530956104249_image.jpg

I damn near ordered this one instead of the HT. He does look great to me. I did go HT, for a variety of reasons, but I hope I didn't screw up. This one looks mighty good.

drunk_leprechaun
07-25-2008, 10:33 AM
I damn near ordered this one instead of the HT. He does look great to me. I did go HT, for a variety of reasons, but I hope I didn't screw up. This one looks mighty good.

Les, this one is going to be in smaller scale, so make sure you keep the HT version.. but try to get this one as well depending on the production piece.. cause from the look of the prototype this is the perfect representation of the movie suit to own in 1/6

drunk_leprechaun
07-25-2008, 10:33 AM
oh and it doesn't look like it will be as pose able as the HT figure

Dark_Spidey
07-25-2008, 11:27 AM
oh and it doesn't look like it will be as pose able as the HT figure

Well I think he'll be much more poseable!
Just take a look at the Kamen Rider figs

MINIATURE-ART
07-25-2008, 01:42 PM
I damn near ordered this one instead of the HT. He does look great to me. I did go HT, for a variety of reasons, but I hope I didn't screw up. This one looks mighty good.

The photo of Medicom's TDK Batman figure does look very nice. However the RAH body's small stature, and ease of joint breakage discourages me from purchasing one.

BOBBY

Bat Eater
07-25-2008, 02:03 PM
The photo of Medicom's TDK Batman figure does look very nice. However the RAH body's small stature, and ease of joint breakage discourages me from purchasing one.

BOBBY

same here Bobby, the figure looks awesome but hot toys joker is going to be taller than the medicom TDK batman and of course its fragile.... try to pose it and boom his shoulder snaps :monkey4

Alice Adrenochrome
07-25-2008, 02:04 PM
Not sure if I like Bat's new suit. It somehow makes me think of the TRON suits. I prefer the batman begins suit to this Dark Knight suit. And... with all the different bat suits we've seen already, Keaton's still the best looking IMO. But, that for sure is a matter of taste.

drunk_leprechaun
07-25-2008, 08:07 PM
I have preordered 2x of the medicom dk at bbts.
price is set at $176 per piece

Batman5
07-25-2008, 08:34 PM
same here Bobby, the figure looks awesome but hot toys joker is going to be taller than the medicom TDK batman and of course its fragile.... try to pose it and boom his shoulder snaps :monkey4

Not to sound trite but some of the new Medicom figures have been using stronger plastic so that the fear of breakage should not really be an issue. But I also look at this way, my HT Superman had a loose arm joint - did I swear off HT because of fear of loose joints, no. I considered it a factory flaw. Same with Sideshow and DC Direct. No body is perfect. It all depends on your love for the character and how much you are willing to spend.
If I could I would buy both HT and Medi and bash the two in to a great representation of the character as he appeared in TDK. But I can't atm so I am going with Medicom because in my opinion it looks the nicest of the two.
And if you look the suit underneath, it appears to be a stretchy fabric of some kind (spandex, neoprene?) so I don't think the body will be lacking in the posing department. And on the topic of scale, remember the Medicom body is meant to be adjusted for height, unlike the HT body. So imo that is +1 for Medicom. At the moment I have my Medi Vader topping out at 12.5'', Superman at 11.5'' and Batman (Begins version) at 11.25 roughly (hard to tell with the ears). While Vader is not 14'' tall he is just right for the Medi Star Wars line. And it is great to have Bats and Supes at a good height difference as it should be.
So there is always possibilities, just got to work at them.Just my two cents.

MINIATURE-ART
07-25-2008, 10:53 PM
Not to sound trite but some of the new Medicom figures have been using stronger plastic so that the fear of breakage should not really be an issue. But I also look at this way, my HT Superman had a loose arm joint - did I swear off HT because of fear of loose joints, no. I considered it a factory flaw. Same with Sideshow and DC Direct. No body is perfect. It all depends on your love for the character and how much you are willing to spend.
If I could I would buy both HT and Medi and bash the two in to a great representation of the character as he appeared in TDK. But I can't atm so I am going with Medicom because in my opinion it looks the nicest of the two.
And if you look the suit underneath, it appears to be a stretchy fabric of some kind (spandex, neoprene?) so I don't think the body will be lacking in the posing department. And on the topic of scale, remember the Medicom body is meant to be adjusted for height, unlike the HT body. So imo that is +1 for Medicom. At the moment I have my Medi Vader topping out at 12.5'', Superman at 11.5'' and Batman (Begins version) at 11.25 roughly (hard to tell with the ears). While Vader is not 14'' tall he is just right for the Medi Star Wars line. And it is great to have Bats and Supes at a good height difference as it should be.
So there is always possibilities, just got to work at them.Just my two cents.

Which newer Medicoms? My last Medicom figure was Boba Fett, purchased around Christmas, and his hip joint snapped off. I repaired it, then the shoulder snapped! Medicom RAH's have a know joint issue, Hot Toys and Takara's do not.

I don't like any character enough to spend $150 or more only to find it smaller then the rest of my collection, have weird proportions (shoulders narrower than the hips) and break because of poorly engineered joints and plastic quality.

BOBBY

CelticPredator
07-25-2008, 11:08 PM
My Medi Jack is just fine. Had him for a year, and no issues what so ever.

The Chaver
07-25-2008, 11:33 PM
Which newer Medicoms? My last Medicom figure was Boba Fett, purchased around Christmas, and his hip joint snapped off. I repaired it, then the shoulder snapped!

BOBBY

Stop playing with your toys.:lol

darkknight
07-26-2008, 12:56 AM
I have preordered 2x of the medicom dk at bbts.
price is set at $176 per piece

I wasn't planning on ordering Medicoms TDK Batman but it does look good so I ordered 1 at BBTS along with Joker and SS Darth Vader.

fett1
07-26-2008, 01:00 AM
Well,yeah,now that we have seen that HT changed the DK cowl,i wa referring to the first prototype Cowl.

Thats a fair point..............:D

Bigfoot-X
07-26-2008, 12:05 PM
Found these on the toy-world forum.

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd201/bigfootx/Toys/Medicom%20The%20Dark%20Knight/MedicomBatman01.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd201/bigfootx/Toys/Medicom%20The%20Dark%20Knight/MedicomBatman02.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd201/bigfootx/Toys/Medicom%20The%20Dark%20Knight/MedicomBatman03.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd201/bigfootx/Toys/Medicom%20The%20Dark%20Knight/MedicomBatman04.jpg

His eyes look blue, and I don't know if that's all the accessories he'll come with! Don't have any Medicom figures but were they all a little light on accessories?

Still very nice figure, and I'm tempted but I've already got the Hot Toys version on pre-order.

siquisiri
07-26-2008, 12:37 PM
I read on another board that HT WILL be selling these in the state through DC Direct.
It confirmed on their site. Those that have yet not ordered should stay tuned instead of paying $50+ to get one from Asia.

MINIATURE-ART
07-26-2008, 04:54 PM
Stop playing with your toys.:lol


Ok....guilty!:lol

BOBBY

PapitoMX
07-26-2008, 06:05 PM
Now I've seen earlier pics of all three before and they all look like crap. Now that I see these pics, they are starting to catch my eyes. Batman looks pretty good now, but something about that head shape is picking at me, the Bruce Wayne is reminding me of Stiffler from American Pie for some reason, but what's really getting to me is that Joker portrait...it actually looks better than when I first saw it and it starting to look more like "Heath" than Hot Toys version. Though I got my Hot Toys versions on order, I might consider getting at least the Joker if I see more close up pics on his face. Hmmmmmmmmmmm:confused::confused::confused:

Captain Britain
08-08-2008, 02:50 PM
Does anyone know if Medicom's version will be all rubber, or a fabric suit with the armor stuck on?

maddogjwn13
09-22-2008, 11:24 PM
I can't wait for this one. My only problem with it is it isn't coming out til march. Ew...

The Tuggernaut
09-22-2008, 11:28 PM
TDK Batman is not bad
The Bruce Wayne and Joker figures are... :pow

maddogjwn13
09-22-2008, 11:36 PM
I'm curious, since the Batman looks much larger than the other two, is it possible it would be more on par with the Hot Toys scale? I have the Hot Toys Joker, and want this batman, think they may be close in height?

The Tuggernaut
09-22-2008, 11:38 PM
Not 100% about this figure, but from looking at Medicom's other figures,
I doubt it will be in scale. Usually they are an inch or two smaller
than HT and SS 1/6 figures.

maddogjwn13
09-22-2008, 11:49 PM
I just read an article (here: http://www.eddiewong.net/2008/06/24/medicom-toy-exhibition-2008/) Where the writer states that it was standing next to the Batman Begins version as well and was about 1.5 cm taller, which would be about the difference between an average Medicom and an average Hot Toys, would it not? At least 2 that I have.

abake
09-23-2008, 08:32 AM
The Medi-TDK Batman is looking awesome.

maddogjwn13
09-23-2008, 10:34 AM
I wish they would release some more/new info about this figure now that the Hot Toys one comes out next week. I need a reason not to talk myself into just buying hot toys.

Echo 7
09-23-2008, 10:55 AM
okay i have a question..has there been a direct comparison (with pic's etc) between the HT and Medicom ? That is I mean ...in a form of an article or written critique ? Lastly, I guess we will not see a Takara version ??

Regards,

Echo 7 a/k/a Winged Avenger

Cap'n Cook
09-23-2008, 11:57 AM
Problem is, HT will look as good as it does in the pics, Medicom will not look this good.

abake
09-23-2008, 12:18 PM
How so?
I have a few Medicom figures, and so far they all look great in hand.
What do you base your assertion on?

Cap'n Cook
09-23-2008, 12:34 PM
They do look good in hand I agree. My Tiger Stripe Snake is one of my faves, however, they suffer from proto to production pieces. Case in point, MGS4 Snake.

Even MGS3 Snake doesn't look as good as the promo pics, even though it still looks great.

This Batman may beat HT, but it will not look as good as you are seeing in these pics, once in hand.

plasmid303
09-23-2008, 02:48 PM
Either way, I pre-ordered the Medicom Batman, as well as the HT version. Both versions are inaccurate and aren't great representations of the movie character, but I thought having both figures will stave off disappointment.

Kuzeh
09-23-2008, 03:17 PM
Either way, I pre-ordered the Medicom Batman, as well as the HT version. Both versions are inaccurate and aren't great representations of the movie character, but I thought having both figures will stave off disappointment.

:confused: So you buy not only one but 2 figures you don't like?
Sorry, that doesn't make a lot of sense...

plasmid303
09-23-2008, 03:21 PM
:confused: So you buy not only one but 2 figures you don't like?
Sorry, that doesn't make a lot of sense...

It's not that I don't like them, I do. I appreciate the work and craftsmanship that went into them, and they are great 1/6 Batman figures even though they aren't perfect facsimiles of the real deal (which is what I'm disappointed with). Don't mistake what I actually said for what you think I intended.

I just noticed that this thread belongs in the DC section of the boards.

SOLIDSNAKE
09-23-2008, 03:24 PM
The prototype looks really really good! Cheap on the accessories again...no surprise though

http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_1.jpg
http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_2.jpghttp://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/vshop/catalog/images/products/080724_ol005_3.jpg

that looks amazing !!
I think HT and MEDI are tied with this 12" fig

maddogjwn13
09-23-2008, 03:46 PM
why must i wait til march?

Kuzeh
09-23-2008, 03:50 PM
It's not that I don't like them, I do. I appreciate the work and craftsmanship that went into them, and they are great 1/6 Batman figures even though they aren't perfect facsimiles of the real deal (which is what I'm disappointed with). Don't mistake what I actually said for what you think I intended.

I just noticed that this thread belongs in the DC section of the boards.

Oh OK, I guess I'm not as nit-picky as some people here...I have the BB 1st release Bats, and I just improved it with the new Head, and looks great IMO...

freestylex06x
09-23-2008, 09:12 PM
yes it looks great now but it wont when his arm falls off or his leg is loose as soon as you open it

Kuzeh
09-23-2008, 10:28 PM
yes it looks great now but it wont when his arm falls off or his leg is loose as soon as you open it

What???
What are you talking about??:confused:

rw23
09-23-2008, 10:30 PM
I think he is refering to the fragility of the Medicom body, which is a valid concern.

noisetrigger
09-24-2008, 12:13 AM
With all the changes HT has been making, they can still deliver the product by end of this month. Medicom has that prototype nailed down for months and we still need to wait until March for it. Me thinks the marketing dude in Medicom needs to be fired. Talk about joining the game after the ship has sailed.

maddogjwn13
09-24-2008, 12:23 AM
We need them to release more info about what body their using, since it is clearly taller than the usual RAH figures based on the pics of him next to their Joker and Bruce Wayne (and an article I read saying it is 1/5cm taller than the reg suit version they made which would make it just around HT scale). Then we can learn its level of articulation and hopefully a little about its fragility.

I also want a reason its gonna take them 6 more months to produce this... I don't get it.

fanboyz
09-24-2008, 05:48 AM
Still like Hot Toys, they are willing to go so far as to listen to collectors' opinions before releasing the final product. I wish to see more of that. Certainly creates more loyalty towards the brand. Medicom should just still to japanese related figures. They are a disappointment.

galactiboy
09-24-2008, 06:11 AM
We need them to release more info about what body their using, since it is clearly taller than the usual RAH figures based on the pics of him next to their Joker and Bruce Wayne (and an article I read saying it is 1/5cm taller than the reg suit version they made which would make it just around HT scale). Then we can learn its level of articulation and hopefully a little about its fragility.

I also want a reason its gonna take them 6 more months to produce this... I don't get it.

They seem to have some variance in size... figures like the Clone Troopers are closer to a true 1/6 then some of their other releases; like their Luke or some of the other shorter figures.

At one point I heard that movie line figures were all the smaller size, and non-movie figures were taller. Don't think that really has held up, but works for a lot of figures.

Kuzeh
09-24-2008, 08:39 AM
I think he is refering to the fragility of the Medicom body, which is a valid concern.
Oh, i was talking about the HT Bats, not Medi's... hence the confusion I guess...



Still like Hot Toys, they are willing to go so far as to listen to collectors' opinions before releasing the final product. I wish to see more of that. Certainly creates more loyalty towards the brand. Medicom should just still to japanese related figures. They are a disappointment.

I've never been disappointed with any Medicom SW products I've bought :D

darren1228
09-24-2008, 08:54 AM
They seem to have some variance in size... figures like the Clone Troopers are closer to a true 1/6 then some of their other releases; like their Luke or some of the other shorter figures.

At one point I heard that movie line figures were all the smaller size, and non-movie figures were taller. Don't think that really has held up, but works for a lot of figures.

The comic Spidey and Carnage figures were also a decent size. The MGS3 figures were midgets though....

kazukijun
09-24-2008, 09:27 AM
U forgot MGS4 figures!
Raiden is even taller than most Hot Toys figures.

Fives
09-24-2008, 09:34 AM
Oh OK, I guess I'm not as nit-picky as some people here...I have the BB 1st release Bats, and I just improved it with the new Head, and looks great IMO...

hey Kuzeh, what head did you replace it with? and if its not much trouble can you post a pic.....gracias amigo!!!!!

galactiboy
09-24-2008, 09:50 AM
The comic Spidey and Carnage figures were also a decent size. The MGS3 figures were midgets though....

Yep, My Kenshiro figure is very tall yet the Elric brothers are a bit undersized. Not a whole lot of rhyme or reason.

abake
09-24-2008, 10:18 AM
That makes me wonder, maybe the Alien figure will be taller than your usual Medicom size.
Probably not tall enough by a couple of inches anyway.

noisetrigger
09-24-2008, 11:04 AM
Body will very likely still be 301. 301 is height adjustable. Also bulk add-able. So Medicom has always has the option of making their figure in scale but rarely does it which is weird.

KBA
09-24-2008, 11:49 AM
The comic Spidey and Carnage figures were also a decent size. The MGS3 figures were midgets though....

And the small body of those MGS3 figures don't help when you pose them with MGS4 snake. Makes big boss look like a kid

Morbach
09-24-2008, 11:59 AM
Someone said that this Medicom Batman is more film accurate than the ht one. I think the medi one is definetly nice but it is in no way better than the ht one. I don't get how someone could even say that.

It's nice but the ht one is WAY nicer and is in no way less accurate than the medi one. If anything it's the other way around.

galactiboy
09-24-2008, 12:04 PM
That makes me wonder, maybe the Alien figure will be taller than your usual Medicom size.
Probably not tall enough by a couple of inches anyway.

Its possible as I'm sure they aren't able to use a standard size body. Although I thought there was some picture from a show and he was about the same height as other Medicom figures.

freestylex06x
09-24-2008, 12:10 PM
the only ppl who defend medicom are the ppl that havent been screwed yet, law of averages folks beware

Fives
09-24-2008, 12:42 PM
the only ppl who defend medicom are the ppl that havent been screwed yet, law of averages folks beware

you know, i never had a problem with medicom figs but i got a shocktrooper about a week ago and the left arm is kinda skrewd, it cant go all the way down....not a major problem, but annoying nontheless.

plasmid303
09-24-2008, 03:08 PM
the only ppl who defend medicom are the ppl that havent been screwed yet, law of averages folks beware

I have run into a few problems and breakages with a few of my Medicom figures, but I'm not going to condemn them for it. I really like Medicom because they have products and licenses that HT hasn't done (yet, perhaps).

Have you been screwed over by Medicom, freestylex?

maddogjwn13
09-24-2008, 04:07 PM
I've had an issue with a medicom Jack bauer, but I still really want this Batman. I just need some certain details before it comes out. (Exact height, materials used, accessories, etc)

noisetrigger
09-25-2008, 02:43 PM
I agree with freestylex there. I used to love Medicom until Raiden. Their horrible QC, expensive price, sub par facial sculpt and paint job, and lack of accessories give me no reason to pick Medicom over HT or even SS (at least they are much cheaper).

However, they seem to put a lot more attention and love into their Japanese super hero line (Kamen Rider and Ultraman) nothing but good things I heard on those.

noisetrigger
09-25-2008, 02:47 PM
I've had an issue with a medicom Jack bauer, but I still really want this Batman. I just need some certain details before it comes out. (Exact height, materials used, accessories, etc)

Those details have been out for months. Someone saw the prototype in person in some Medi fair. Height is taller than standard medi. Materials are plastic armour on fabric suit underneath. Accessories just batarangs, grapple gun, and extra hands.

maddogjwn13
09-25-2008, 04:21 PM
ok then, whats the exact height compared to HT. thats all i need...

Ven
09-25-2008, 05:23 PM
I don't know why but everytime I look at the title of this thread, I think that medicom is making donkey kong figures.. which would be awesome!!

plasmid303
09-25-2008, 05:37 PM
http://www.prizes1.com/Donkey%20Kong1.jpg

kazukijun
09-25-2008, 09:11 PM
ok then, whats the exact height compared to HT. thats all i need...

I'll let u know when I get mine....then again that will be like march next year (provided there are no delays)

Donkey Kong Rocks!!!

Dutch
09-26-2008, 07:10 PM
Having looked at pics of the medicom and the HT version, I'd say medicom has made the better looking figure this time around.

Though not being a Batman fan, I won't be getting either, and don't really care. :rolleyes:

minivader
09-26-2008, 07:58 PM
Having looked at pics of the medicom and the HT version, I'd say medicom has made the better looking figure this time around.

Though not being a Batman fan, I won't be getting either, and don't really care. :rolleyes:

yeah, base on pix, medi's looks much better proportioned to me. HT's really reminds me of DCD's version. though I wont get any either, not a big fan of the movie.

Dutch
09-26-2008, 09:51 PM
yeah, base on pix, medi's looks much better proportioned to me. HT's really reminds me of DCD's version. though I wont get any either, not a big fan of the movie.

I still haven't seen the movie:rolleyes:

I'll wait for the dvd release and rent it out for $1

Moonloop
09-26-2008, 10:08 PM
http://www.prizes1.com/Donkey%20Kong1.jpg

:lol:lol:lol:lol


But yeah medicom sucks, horrible quality for a over priced figure. It is funny that just about all Medicom toys now are more expensive than HT and they are so inferior in many aspects.

Dutch
09-26-2008, 10:48 PM
Medicom have always been more expensive than the rest.

As for being inferior, I just got a Medi Darth Maul,my first medi, it doesn't seem inferior to any of my Hot Toys figures to me.

Medicom have supposedly switched to a better grade of plastic, my rah maul's plastic definetely feels a bit more rigid and better quality than any of my HT figures.

If they use this plastic in all their figures from now on. It could well be Medicom>Hot Toys from now own in terms of durability.

Time will tell.

kazukijun
09-28-2008, 12:32 AM
Medicom have always been more expensive than the rest.

As for being inferior, I just got a Medi Darth Maul,my first medi, it doesn't seem inferior to any of my Hot Toys figures to me.

Medicom have supposedly switched to a better grade of plastic, my rah maul's plastic definetely feels a bit more rigid and better quality than any of my HT figures.

If they use this plastic in all their figures from now on. It could well be Medicom>Hot Toys from now own in terms of durability.

Time will tell.


Yep, newer Medicom figures all have better quality plastic.
Sadly, no one seems to see the point that they are improving

Dark_Spidey
09-28-2008, 01:02 AM
Goku is one of the best figures I've ever had! Probably the most to play with and he's rock solid!!

Puay
09-28-2008, 01:37 AM
Medicom have always been more expensive than the rest.

As for being inferior, I just got a Medi Darth Maul,my first medi, it doesn't seem inferior to any of my Hot Toys figures to me.

Medicom have supposedly switched to a better grade of plastic, my rah maul's plastic definetely feels a bit more rigid and better quality than any of my HT figures.

If they use this plastic in all their figures from now on. It could well be Medicom>Hot Toys from now own in terms of durability.

Time will tell.

The plastic for the figures has always been perfectly fine. The main issue lies in the hidden 'small plastic pieces' in the shoulders and legs joints that holds adjacent parts together.The stiff joints over time cause so much strain on these 'small plastic pieces' that would eventually break.

Cap'n Cook
09-28-2008, 05:43 AM
I frankly don't care if he is a little 'delicate', will just be standing on my shelf anyways, but will he look as good as the protos? I unfortunately doubt it.

freestylex06x
09-28-2008, 10:33 AM
I frankly don't care if he is a little 'delicate', will just be standing on my shelf anyways, but will he look as good as the protos? I unfortunately doubt it.

thats what i thought too until recently i got screwed by one that came broken from the manufacturer. the chances of this are probably 1-10000 but still, i havent had this happen from Bandai, Hot Toys, NECA, or any other company so i feel worried when i buy medicom

Cap'n Cook
09-28-2008, 10:37 AM
thats what i thought too until recently i got screwed by one that came broken from the manufacturer. the chances of this are probably 1-10000 but still, i havent had this happen from Bandai, Hot Toys, NECA, or any other company so i feel worried when i buy medicom

I understand where you're coming from, but my first HT Joker broke at the thigh within ten minutes of opening him, so it really can happen to any figure, (although Medi have had A LOT of issues in the past). Their durability is improving and, as long as it looks great, I don't mind too much if it just stands there on my shelf.

My main issue is just it is very likely it won't look anywhere near as good as the promos.

freestylex06x
09-28-2008, 02:11 PM
I understand where you're coming from, but my first HT Joker broke at the thigh within ten minutes of opening him, so it really can happen to any figure, (although Medi have had A LOT of issues in the past). Their durability is improving and, as long as it looks great, I don't mind too much if it just stands there on my shelf.

My main issue is just it is very likely it won't look anywhere near as good as the promos.

yeah you are right, i guess its just personal experience with these companies, some can be quite lucky, others not.

plasmid303
09-28-2008, 02:53 PM
I frankly don't care if he is a little 'delicate', will just be standing on my shelf anyways, but will he look as good as the protos? I unfortunately doubt it.

He won't always be standing on your shelf. For me, at least, I pose my figures once every couple weeks before setting them on my shelf, to keep things interesting. What's the point of having 1/6 articulated figures if you're not going to change the pose now and then? Might as well buy a statue.

This leads me to my point. I had a Medicom Comic Spider-man break on me when I tried to pose his right arm. Snapped at the shoulder joint. I applied very little pressure and before I knew it, he was ^^^^ed.

Until then I thought I was safe from the fragility issues that had plagued other people. I know better know, Spidey was just the first.

Cap'n Cook
09-28-2008, 03:28 PM
He won't always be standing on your shelf. For me, at least, I pose my figures once every couple weeks before setting them on my shelf, to keep things interesting. What's the point of having 1/6 articulated figures if you're not going to change the pose now and then? Might as well buy a statue.

I pose them from time to time, yes. But if we're going to be picky, I should have put;
'will just be standing on my shelf 90% of the time anyways'.

All I mean is, I don't care if he is a little fragile, IF he looks promo good. However, I have never seen a Medi live up to promo expectations, whereas HT pretty much deliver every time, for me.

Captain Britain
10-06-2008, 08:41 AM
Those details have been out for months. Someone saw the prototype in person in some Medi fair. Height is taller than standard medi. Materials are plastic armour on fabric suit underneath. Accessories just batarangs, grapple gun, and extra hands.

Although I'm getting the Hot Toys version, this really helps sell the Medicom one for me, especially if it's a normal height, but thinner...is it true these aren't coming out until March?

EDIT - someone move this to the DC thread! It's been left behind!

kazukijun
10-06-2008, 09:20 AM
More or less, release date is stated as March 2008 and for Medicom its gd to assume that they will delay it by one or 2 months.

Adoptedscot
10-06-2008, 12:12 PM
Moved this into DC :duff
x :peace

The Ringer
10-06-2008, 12:35 PM
I was wondering when this would get moved.:lol

Adoptedscot
10-06-2008, 12:41 PM
I was wondering when this would get moved.:lol
Wouldnt mind but I kept reading it, just forgot to move it :lol better late than never :rock

Love the Sig Ringer :rock :rock
x :peace

MaulFan
11-14-2008, 06:24 PM
I'm actually stunned, but I find the Medicom potrait to look more like Bale than both of Hot Toys, still not dead on, but I see him in it more than HT's.

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2008/DCD-Jan09-RAHbrucewayne.jpg

vodoun
11-14-2008, 06:27 PM
I dunno, looks a bit Thunderbird like. The hair is much better on that. The face isn't.

LChinoz
11-14-2008, 06:32 PM
I'm actually stunned, but I find the Medicom potrait to look more like Bale than both of Hot Toys, still not dead on, but I see him in it more than HT's.

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2008/DCD-Jan09-RAHbrucewayne.jpg

The headscupt is pretty good. I think it depends on the chin. Most sculpts of him give him a large, elongated chin, when in reality, he has a relatively short chin relative to his face. He also has a much rounder head shape than most Toy Company sculpters give him.

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/images/3.jpg

The Hot Toys Sculpt:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/2518199927_35c8506a36_o.jpg

That said, the Medicom body may work with the DK suit (in fact, it is PERFECT for that suit) it makes Bale looks way too skinny as Bruce. The Medicom body would work great for the Obama figure though!

vodoun
11-14-2008, 06:38 PM
Did he wear a blue suit in TDK?

MaulFan
11-14-2008, 06:42 PM
Did he wear a blue suit in TDK?

I'm pretty sure the figure's a grey suit, just picking up the color temperature of the shooting space. It's a photography thing, but depending on the color temperature of the photo lighting, certain colors will alter. In warm lighting, the grey might look like a brown, cooler more blue. The colors are just improperly balanced in the photo.

darthviper107
11-14-2008, 06:44 PM
Well, the Medicom one looks OK, but it looks like it's too wide.

MaulFan
11-14-2008, 06:48 PM
I don't think it's great, but I'm just surprised how I can see Bale in it more than HT. The lip and eye expression is particularly what stands out to me.

drjedisith
11-14-2008, 06:48 PM
i too feel something is off about the HT wayne sculpts. i think the medi on a bigger body, paint job possibly depending in hand appearance would look like a great batman begins bruce wayne!

EVILFACE
11-14-2008, 06:49 PM
I don't think the Medicom one looks a thing like Bale.

vodoun
11-14-2008, 07:10 PM
I don't think it's great, but I'm just surprised how I can see Bale in it more than HT. The lip and eye expression is particularly what stands out to me.

Still?

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/9310/dcdjan09rahbrucewaynehajn4.jpg

MaulFan
11-14-2008, 07:14 PM
Still?

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/9310/dcdjan09rahbrucewaynehajn4.jpg

Yup. Like I've been saying, it's still not a great likeness, but it's a step up to me in matching his face from HT. I don't imagine anything will top the Andy B. Bale head for me.

vodoun
11-14-2008, 07:15 PM
Got a link to that one?

MaulFan
11-14-2008, 07:21 PM
Got a link to that one?

Based on Bale as Batman in Begins.


Andy Bergholtz' Christian Bale sculpt :rock

http://www.swmmedia.com/ANDYB/BALE/1.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/ANDYB/BALE/2.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/ANDYB/BALE/3.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/ANDYB/BALE/4.jpg

It was originally a comission by Wofford29, then he and Andy B. (the sculptor) were nice enough to do a short run of casts of this head for SSF members.

mpchi
11-14-2008, 07:30 PM
I dunno, looks a bit Thunderbird like...

Haha, while I totally agreed, this comment totally cracked me up somehow. :rotfl

Don't think this head sculpt is at the level of HT's TDK Bale sculpt, not even close. Realistic likeness on real person is just not something Medicom excels at. Give the figure a helmet or a mask, then you are more likely to get a cool figure out of them.

vodoun
11-14-2008, 07:49 PM
Oh, that was it. Never knew. I saw some guy in onesixthwarriors months back he got this head for his Takara. The flowing hair is absoloutely stunning. It always reminded me that scene in the cave after he saved Rachel.

The hair detail on that is just stunning.

Pic belongs to P@CK@R@CK

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/P4CK4R4CK/Untitled-9.jpg

He said he's still to come up with a proper skin tone.

CelticPredator
11-14-2008, 08:45 PM
Im just going to say it...painted, that looks nothing like Bale what so ever....Matt Dillion yes, Bale, no.

Darkseed
11-14-2008, 09:02 PM
CelticP made a funny...Ha Ha HA

vodoun
11-14-2008, 09:07 PM
Thanks, CelticP. Now I can't get Matt's image out of my head on that fig.

Matt as Batman _

CelticPredator
11-14-2008, 09:11 PM
Sorry....thats what he looks like...the sculpt is Bale...but when painted....

http://www.bangitout.com/images/MattDillon_Vespa_635055_400.jpg

vodoun
11-14-2008, 09:19 PM
Heh, thats good. Something about the eyebrows.

Ven
11-15-2008, 12:36 AM
I can see what you mean maulfan... in terms of detail HT has medicom beat but the medicom head has more bale in it.. plus that suit is amazing.. I think the HT head has a bit too much detail.. the skin texture is a bit overkill.. and the nose is a bit fatter than bales.

A-1188
11-15-2008, 12:06 PM
I've seen the pic of the Medicom original suit batman figure, looked terrible. Do you think TDK version will be better?

yongkykun
11-15-2008, 12:57 PM
and also, I'd like to know how much difference will it have, in terms of height, with HT DKC?

a-dev
11-15-2008, 01:21 PM
I'm actually stunned, but I find the Medicom potrait to look more like Bale than both of Hot Toys, still not dead on, but I see him in it more than HT's.

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2008/DCD-Jan09-RAHbrucewayne.jpg

I think that looks like one of the Coreys - can't remember which surname. The vampire expert from Lost boys 1 and 2.

vodoun
11-15-2008, 01:26 PM
Corey Feldman (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm304782080/nm0000397).

noisetrigger
11-16-2008, 10:51 AM
Having bought a few Medi figures I have to say the actual product tends to fall short when compared to the prototype. The only line they really seem to put a lot of effort in is their Japanese Superhero line.

Cap'n Cook
11-16-2008, 10:52 AM
Exactly. Don't get me wrong, my MGS3 Snakes rock, but even they suffer from the paint job shown in the promo shots.

Rock83
11-16-2008, 10:57 AM
Exactly. Don't get me wrong, my MGS3 Snakes rock, but even they suffer from the paint job shown in the promo shots.

Yep my MGS3 Naked snake has terrible beard paintjob while the eyepatch snake is pretty good.

wofford29
11-16-2008, 11:01 AM
Sorry....thats what he looks like...the sculpt is Bale...but when painted....

http://www.bangitout.com/images/MattDillon_Vespa_635055_400.jpg

Wrong.

http://i35.tinypic.com/1nz72q.jpg

CelticPredator
11-16-2008, 11:05 AM
No. THAT specific one that I was talking about looks just like Matt Dillion. That one is Ok.....the unpainted looks just like Bale.

yongkykun
11-16-2008, 11:15 AM
I agree with you CelticP, especially the pic in the middle. It's very Matt Dillon imo.

wofford29
11-16-2008, 02:00 PM
:lol:lol:duh

Just gotta laugh at crazy.

CelticPredator
11-16-2008, 02:08 PM
Oh, that was it. Never knew. I saw some guy in onesixthwarriors months back he got this head for his Takara. The flowing hair is absoloutely stunning. It always reminded me that scene in the cave after he saved Rachel.

The hair detail on that is just stunning.

Pic belongs to P@CK@R@CK

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/P4CK4R4CK/Untitled-9.jpg

He said he's still to come up with a proper skin tone.


He said that one looked like Dillion. THIS looks like Dillion. Not the one you posted.

wofford29
11-16-2008, 02:18 PM
He said that one looked like Dillion. THIS looks like Dillion. Not the one you posted.

He said the pic in the middle which would lead me to believe the pic I posted with three images. Even the one you quoted here, though not the best paint job, doesn't look anything like Dillion.

CelticPredator
11-16-2008, 02:19 PM
I think it does. Bale is just insanly hard to capture.

CelticPredator
11-16-2008, 02:20 PM
And also...this is a joke that has gone too far....now its serious....so...no.

wofford29
11-16-2008, 02:21 PM
I think it does. Bale is just insanly hard to capture.

I've seen a few sculpts that got it down so he's definitely not a Harrison Ford.

CelticPredator
11-16-2008, 02:25 PM
But he's close. That painted one you posted is pretty good. HT's is OK....Medi's is alright...NECA's is....I dont know...I can tell who it is, but it also looks like an Alien of some kind so...

FDBMath
11-16-2008, 03:12 PM
To me, the Medi looks like Robert Patrick from T2 and X-Files:

http://celebrity-pics.movieeye.com/celebrity_pictures/Robert_Patrick_907909.jpg

darren1228
11-16-2008, 06:09 PM
I think it does. Bale is just insanly hard to capture.

Another vote for Matt Dillon as Bruce Wayne :lol

I think Andy's sculpt captures Bale's look perfectly unpainted. But painted...I still prefer Hot Toys' effort. Even the one Woffard posted doesn't have a perfect likeness.

wofford29
11-16-2008, 07:55 PM
Another vote for Matt Dillon as Bruce Wayne :lol

I think Andy's sculpt captures Bale's look perfectly unpainted. But painted...I still prefer Hot Toys' effort. Even the one Woffard posted doesn't have a perfect likeness.

I agree, nothing will have a perfect likeness, I just don't think there's a close second to Andy's sculpt. I guess I have an opposite opinion about the sculpts then you guys though because I don't see any Bale in the Hot Toys heads so they'll always remain in the box for me.

a-dev
11-16-2008, 08:56 PM
Corey Feldman (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm304782080/nm0000397).

Thats the one. And that particular picture you linked to really looks like that medicom bruce.

I don't think even the great yulli captured Bale in her sculpts but something she did get, which I haven't seen anyone else point out surprisingly, are the little veins Bale seems to have below his eyes - check out the Version 1 Bruce head for this. Great attention to detail. I think she should have made the cheeks hollower though and given him a strand of hair coming down over his forehead.

wofford29
11-16-2008, 09:10 PM
If you're talking about the lines under his right eye like in the pic below it's a scar.
http://i33.tinypic.com/xpxc9f.jpg

CelticPredator
11-16-2008, 09:10 PM
That looks like Bale.

Devil_666
11-16-2008, 09:35 PM
How come no one sculpts that wart on the bridge of Bales nose near his right eyebrow?

a-dev
11-16-2008, 09:43 PM
How come no one sculpts that wart on the bridge of Bales nose near his right eyebrow?


:lol I didn't even notice he had that till all the TDK promoting magazine interviews. I just suddenly saw it in a picture and thought 'that was unlucky - he had a boil on his nose for this shoot' - only later realising it seems to be a permanent thing - he's always had it.

Also I didn't know those 'veins' were a scar below his eye. I thought it was, well, slightly raised veins.

MaulFan
11-16-2008, 09:43 PM
How come no one sculpts that wart on the bridge of Bales nose near his right eyebrow?

Actually, Andy did, another credit to his sculpt.

http://www.swmmedia.com/ANDYB/BALE/A.jpg

EVILFACE
11-16-2008, 10:12 PM
I think it relevant to compare HT or Medicoms mass produced sculpts that is available to everyone to a custom made sculpt that few have.

Devil_666
11-17-2008, 12:12 AM
relevant or irrelevant!? I think you meant the latter, right? If so I agree.

MaulFan
11-17-2008, 07:28 AM
I think it relevant to compare HT or Medicoms mass produced sculpts that is available to everyone to a custom made sculpt that few have.

Depends on what point you're discussing. At the moment the topic is sculptors ability to capture Bale's likeness, which seems elusive for some reason and using a limited run comission head simply stands to serve the point that the sculpt can be achieved and there's a bar for the mass market guys to aim for. I'm really stunned that in 2 heads, Yulli couldn't get Bale quite right. No sculptor is perfect and maybe she was rushed, but there aren't many sculpts from here where reference is out there and plentiful that she doesn't nail. While Medicom still has an non-life-like appearance to it, they seem to have captured him better, to me, in their portrait than Hot Toys. The things Andy nailed in his sculpt that really define Bale from any other face seem more prevalent in the Medicom sculpt than Hot Toys.

aussieinnyc
11-17-2008, 07:54 AM
If Yulli's sculpt had the Andy B hairstyle, do you think it would have a better Bale likeness? (My Bale head is back in the box and I can't be bothered getting it out to refresh my memory on what it looks like). It may be that they went with a less dynamic sculpt so that it could conceivably be Batman's version of "helmet hair", in which case it's the art director/product director's fault rather than Yulli's necessarily. Likeness issues aside, from what I've seen Andy's sculpt is also correctly sized, whereas the HT is definitely a bit too small.

What I'd love to see (and buy) is the Andy sculpt given the HT production method - slightly translucent cast skin and great paint aps (I love that there is a very light shading around the beard area on the HT head, and I'd venture to say that even the Les painted head a couple of posts back is only as good as the production head from HT in paint)

MaulFan
11-17-2008, 08:11 AM
If Yulli's sculpt had the Andy B hairstyle, do you think it would have a better Bale likeness? (My Bale head is back in the box and I can't be bothered getting it out to refresh my memory on what it looks like). It may be that they went with a less dynamic sculpt so that it could conceivably be Batman's version of "helmet hair", in which case it's the art director/product director's fault rather than Yulli's necessarily.

While the hat hair is a bit weird, it's really the triangle of features within the eyes to the lips that just isn't all right. The eyes look very Bale, even painted very well, but there's something unique to his lips I haven't seen on many people that defines him, almost like a constant pouting look or something, and his nose has some clear forms that define it which are softened in the Hot Toys sculpts. It's the mouth that really sets the Medicom ahead of HT for me, they come closer to getting that triangle of features to correctly represent his face, even if the overall head seems a bit off.

Ven
11-19-2008, 10:28 PM
next month!! anyone with any updates, feel free to post em. :rock

Devil_666
11-19-2008, 10:30 PM
How come it's a month away yet nothing is being shown yet!?

karamazov80
11-19-2008, 10:34 PM
Anybody notice that the Kubrick Joker produced by Medicom has the same, weird look as the RAH figure with the flowing, dramatic hair, and more androgynous feel overall than Ledger's Joker?

http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2008/06/dark-knight-medicom-toy-exhibition-2008.html

Devil_666
11-19-2008, 10:50 PM
I'm not feeling that Joker. The clothes don't look as good as the HT V.1 Joker aswell. Not feeling the Bruce Wayne figure either. Batman looks great though.. but it's a prototype so who knows.

plasmid303
11-20-2008, 12:50 AM
Anybody notice that the Kubrick Joker produced by Medicom has the same, weird look as the RAH figure with the flowing, dramatic hair, and more androgynous feel overall than Ledger's Joker?

http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2008/06/dark-knight-medicom-toy-exhibition-2008.html

It's a Kubrick.

vodoun
11-20-2008, 03:52 AM
Batman looks great though.. but it's a prototype so who knows.

The cape looks very DC Direct style as well. That doesn't hang naturally.

Devil_666
11-20-2008, 04:02 AM
Well remember there's a wire in it. Personally I like how it hangs off the shoulders. Much more flatter and sleaker than the HT one for sure. If I got it I'd remove that wire though.

vodoun
11-20-2008, 06:18 AM
I wonder how short the cape really is, as the pictures are very deceiving. At the moment it looks superman short rather than down to the heels. Wish there was true size views for it to be easier to tell.

Is it just me or do the gauntlets look better than the Hot Toys?

karamazov80
11-20-2008, 07:01 AM
It's a Kubrick.

True. . . :confused:

Devil_666
11-20-2008, 10:17 AM
Medicom Joker with a HT Bank Robber Joker head:

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/1425/medicombrjokerxa9.png

Still don't like the clothing 100% TBH.

Darkseed
11-20-2008, 10:26 AM
Medicom Joker with a HT Bank Robber Joker head:

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/1425/medicombrjokerxa9.png

Still don't like the clothing 100% TBH.


Me either. I may not articulate it properly but the clothes are too bright. They are missing a worn look. :dunno

vodoun
11-20-2008, 10:46 AM
It looks like a bomber jacket? or the puffy ones that are filled up with lots of air and feathers.

Cap'n Cook
11-20-2008, 11:25 AM
If the colours come out like the promo and not the pics of him on display, (which they likely won't), I quite like them. Plus, the coat looks better weathered than the HT, on the cuffs and corners etc.

If the back is sinched in, it may hang better and I like the fact it actually looks like a wool coat.

Interested to see how it looks without the coat and jacket.

LChinoz
11-20-2008, 01:09 PM
I like Medi's Joker. I know some don't like the coat but I am really feeling the heavy overcoat feel. They are also the only ones so far to get his grey shoes right. Hopefully they can come up with a relatively accruate DK Joker since it's been like 5 months since it opened.

plasmid303
11-20-2008, 03:30 PM
True. . . :confused:

Do you not see the point I'm trying to put across?

darthviper107
11-20-2008, 05:37 PM
I like Medi's Joker. I know some don't like the coat but I am really feeling the heavy overcoat feel. They are also the only ones so far to get his grey shoes right. Hopefully they can come up with a relatively accruate DK Joker since it's been like 5 months since it opened.

I just think it's way too thick. They tried to get the right texture, but it doesn't work at that scale. Plus they put all four buttons on the vest when it should be missing the second one from the top. And it looks like they made the same mistakes on the facial scars that Hot Toys did with their V1 Joker.

CelticPredator
11-20-2008, 06:08 PM
No no no, the button isnt missing, he just didnt button that one. Why not? I dont know...but its there, just unbuttoned.

darthviper107
11-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Really? How can you tell?

Ven
11-20-2008, 07:42 PM
he seems to know everything...

CelticPredator
11-20-2008, 08:08 PM
Because I saw it in a production photo....

(why does everyone think I know everything? I see, or read something, and a share my knowlage...why is that so awful?)

I'll find the pic in a second...

CelticPredator
11-20-2008, 08:12 PM
http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/55/dk0060ab9.jpg

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/3669/dk0061yn1.jpg

You can see he didnt button it...but it could be missing. I kinda like the idea of him not buttoning the middle one. It creates disorder....

Ven
11-20-2008, 08:26 PM
you can't prove it forsure and you state it as fact..

CelticPredator
11-20-2008, 08:30 PM
Do I need to add IMO? Does it need an opinion?