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Gigerfan
12-05-2010, 10:51 PM
MMS143

The 1/6th scale Spider-Man Limited Edition Collectible Figurine special features:

- Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Spider-Man in the Spider-Man 3 movie
- Modified TrueType body with 30 points of articulation
- Approximately 30 cm tall
- Five (5) pairs of interchangeable palms with silvery cobweb pattern including:
- One (1) pair of relaxed palms
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair of palms for cobweb shooting
- One (1) pair of palms for cobweb holding
- One (1) pair of palms for climbing

Costume:
- One (1) red- and blue-color Spider-Man suit covering the head with silvery cobweb pattern on the head and red part of the upper body, together with small black spider icon in the front and large red spider icon at the back of the upper body
- One (1) pair of red-color silvery cobweb patterned boots

Accessories:
- A total of five (5) long narrow strips of cobweb including:
- Two (2) for imitating the flying scene
- Two (2) of cobweb shooting
- One (1) of cobweb opening

Figurine Stage/ Stand:
- Figurine stage imitating part of the clock tower in the movie
- Figurine stand with Spider-Man nameplate and the movie logo

Release date: Q2-3, 2011

**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different

Spider-Man, and all related characters, TM & © 2010 Marvel Entertainment, LLC and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Spider-Man 3, the Movie © 2007 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Gigerfan
12-05-2010, 10:51 PM
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Rackemup
12-05-2010, 10:54 PM
I think its cool that you can get the upside down pose. That would look awesome in a display.

Elder_Predator2
12-05-2010, 10:55 PM
The webs should be more of a gun metal color, other wise a great figure.

Jaycepticon
12-05-2010, 10:56 PM
Pretty much what I expected from a first release Spidey. I'll definitely buy it and eventually, it'll be replaced with a version from the first 2 movies with black webbing and more articulation. But I still can't wait to get this guy on my shelf for now, either way:rock Cap/Iron Man/Thor on 1 shelf and Spidey, Hulk, & most likely Wolverine on another....:drool

Spanbauer
12-05-2010, 10:57 PM
Looks like a cheap pair of pajamas to me. Which I guess is movie accurate. But the facemask looks especially cheap. Body and articulation look great though.

Biojex
12-05-2010, 10:57 PM
Looks great. Boots are an odd choice. The patterning on the red cloth is great.




P.S. I think you mean MMS 143.

villainsfan42
12-05-2010, 10:58 PM
i thought Landa was 134...

either way...EPIC

Spiderwebb13
12-05-2010, 10:59 PM
I think its cool that you can get the upside down pose. That would look awesome in a display.

That would look very awesome.

Rackemup
12-05-2010, 10:59 PM
I think it is one of the better figures of spiderman made so far that at least the costume actually fits as well as the mask with out to noticeably weird creases or extra fabric making it look awkward.

OSCORP
12-05-2010, 11:01 PM
Gorgeous!!

villainsfan42
12-05-2010, 11:02 PM
i'm shocked there's no tobey mcguire sculpt.

OSCORP
12-05-2010, 11:03 PM
i'm shocked there's no tobey mcguire sculpt.


Yeah same, but maybe saving it for another release. Don't really care though looks AMAZING.


http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spiderman/154977_466375057343_58690437343_6039775_3389327_n. jpg

Slap-Happy
12-05-2010, 11:03 PM
I wonder why they say "silvery cobweb."

YoNoSe
12-05-2010, 11:05 PM
I am not counting on a more elaborate release. I imagine they will be focusing on the reboot. They started work on this before SM4 got dumped.
Don't care either way though - this looks great to me.

SHOCK-Advised!
12-05-2010, 11:05 PM
P.S. I think you mean MMS 143.

:exactly: HT didn't include a Peter Parker HS :(

OSCORP
12-05-2010, 11:05 PM
I suppose toys2 will have it for preorder soon then?


Looks like a real person here.


http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spiderman/66790_466373822343_58690437343_6039747_6415604_n.j pg

Cheungkinmen
12-05-2010, 11:07 PM
yay! .

Biojex
12-05-2010, 11:07 PM
^^^ I agree, looks really good there.

The Josh
12-05-2010, 11:07 PM
As I said before this figure looks pretty damn awesome. Just another example of HT knocking it out of the park with Marvel figures. The best spides representation made in 1:6th scale ever.


But I still can't wait to get this guy on my shelf for now, either way:rock Cap/Iron Man/Thor on 1 shelf and Spidey, Hulk, & most likely Wolverine on another....:drool

Yeah, gonna make for a nice display. Mentioned that earlier to Ill Jedi on twitter that I can't wait to have my HT Marvel setup.

OSCORP
12-05-2010, 11:08 PM
I don't think i would be able to pass on a black version after seeing this. (webs looks awesome fun for posing)

Jaycepticon
12-05-2010, 11:09 PM
I think it is one of the better figures of spiderman made so far that at least the costume actually fits as well as the mask with out to noticeably weird creases or extra fabric making it look awkward.

That's the #1 selling point for me. The suit just actually fits perfectly and looks great. Loose looking clothing is what always bugged me about the other companies Spidey releases
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spiderman/155860_466373577343_58690437343_6039741_789076_n.j pg

Rackemup
12-05-2010, 11:10 PM
I suppose toys2 will have it for preorder soon then?


Looks like a real person here.


http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spiderman/66790_466373822343_58690437343_6039747_6415604_n.j pg

Yup I think they did a great job with this costume and character.

amusedjester
12-05-2010, 11:10 PM
I'll wait until they have the version with the Parker head.

OSCORP
12-05-2010, 11:11 PM
I'll wait until they have the version with the Parker head.

I'd almost bet $ that will come with the black version. Unless they do a BD version.

YoNoSe
12-05-2010, 11:11 PM
It's the neck/mask that I keep staring at. It looks so much better than I would have thought. Really natural looking.

deadly_striker
12-05-2010, 11:13 PM
Was expecting it to come with a Parker sculpt. Suit does look good but could be improved

OSCORP
12-05-2010, 11:18 PM
Hell yes! February.


http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j417/DIG14/IMG_20101206_121041.jpg
http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j417/DIG14/IMG_20101206_121132.jpg

Master Wayne
12-05-2010, 11:21 PM
Looks okay.

Superman will best this, easy.

Biojex
12-05-2010, 11:22 PM
The back looks nice.


Odd they show him with a camera there.

Boba Ben
12-05-2010, 11:22 PM
I'd almost bet $ that will come with the black version. Unless they do a BD version.

Emo Pete is coming. I can sense it.

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/2003839490.gif

TheObsoleteMan
12-05-2010, 11:22 PM
My guess as to why it doesn't come with a Tobey Maguire sculpt is that the cloth mask is probably glued down to the suit which would make head swapping impossible.

Biojex
12-05-2010, 11:22 PM
Looks okay.

Superman will best this, easy.

Well...yeah.

Buttmunch
12-05-2010, 11:23 PM
While I was expecting a Parker head, I'm not sad by it not being included. They clearly wanted to make the head/mask as seemless with the suit as possible. And with an swap out head that would be lost. While it is strange we get a Nicholas Cage head with Ghost Rider and not a Peter Parker head with Spidey, it makes sense from aesthetic perspective.

I just hope we get some villians now! Sandman, Doc Ock, Goblin, even Venom. While the last movie may have sucked, I still want to build up my Marvel movie collection with as many figures/characters as possible!

ironwez20
12-05-2010, 11:24 PM
I'm pretty damn sure symbiote spidey will have a parker emo head.

OSCORP
12-05-2010, 11:24 PM
Pics from TW look a tad different. (glad it's a feb. release)

http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/attachments/month_1012/20101206_5ed1ac76466075a8d529roPCSEXNF1UO.jpg
http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/attachments/month_1012/20101206_462ab27a9e2a144fa57cng3aUe4qWeJZ.jpg

TheObsoleteMan
12-05-2010, 11:26 PM
Man, if they just fix those boots, it'll go from a home run to a grand slam.

Buttmunch
12-05-2010, 11:26 PM
I seriously doubt this is a Feb release. That is only two months away and most places haven't even put up a pre-order. T-1000 was fast, but even then he was at least 3 months I think. Heck, we still don't have Ghost Rider or the Mark 6 Iron Man and both of those were show at SDCC, nearly 5 months ago!

ironwez20
12-05-2010, 11:27 PM
Looks okay.

Superman will best this, easy.

Im pretty sure people will complain about that piece aswell.

mr.fan
12-05-2010, 11:28 PM
While I was expecting a Parker head, I'm not sad by it not being included. They clearly wanted to make the head/mask as seemless with the suit as possible. And with an swap out head that would be lost. While it is strange we get a Nicholas Cage head with Ghost Rider and not a Peter Parker head with Spidey, it makes sense from aesthetic perspective.

I just hope we get some villians now! Sandman, Doc Ock, Goblin, even Venom. While the last movie may have sucked, I still want to build up my Marvel movie collection with as many figures/characters as possible!


Besides who wants a tobey maguire headsculpt lol...

OSCORP
12-05-2010, 11:29 PM
I seriously doubt this is a Feb release.!

We'll see


http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j417/DIG14/IMG_20101206_121132.jpg

Rackemup
12-05-2010, 11:31 PM
Im pretty sure people will complain about that piece aswell.

Yeah most likely they will.

Biojex
12-05-2010, 11:37 PM
We'll see


http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j417/DIG14/IMG_20101206_121132.jpg

$930 :horror :horror :horror


:lol

OSCORP
12-05-2010, 11:38 PM
The design of the webs was a nice surprise. Just expected straight lines. (even included the little rope swingers)


http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/attachments/month_1012/20101206_5ed1ac76466075a8d529roPCSEXNF1UO.jpg
http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/attachments/month_1012/20101206_f760815cbab480c54e27psft7vwGxVkg.jpg

ironwez20
12-05-2010, 11:43 PM
Wait is this fig really 890 dollars ?

Rackemup
12-05-2010, 11:44 PM
$930 :horror :horror :horror


:lol

:lol When I first saw what you wrote with $930 it made me :thud:

Lejuan
12-05-2010, 11:46 PM
Wait is this fig really 890 dollars ?

The number is in Chinese, therefore you have to read it upside down to get the US dollar value.

ironwez20
12-05-2010, 11:50 PM
O thank goodness.

tbay
12-05-2010, 11:51 PM
A must buy for me, very pleased with how this turned out. Too bad we didn't get the Tobey sculpt though.

Spanbauer
12-05-2010, 11:51 PM
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/66130_466375342343_58690437343_6039783_4934476_n.j pg
http://homepage.mac.com/cbauer/files/spiderman3_01.jpg
Do you suppose it's a technical limitation of 1:6 scale that led them to make the grey webbing about twice as thick as it ought to be?

darthviper107
12-05-2010, 11:53 PM
Looks pretty fantastic--and I don't mind there isn't a Peter Parker headsculpt

I always felt there was a pretty big disconnect between the two so it doesn't bother me.


Body shape is fantastic though--I wonder in what ways they modified it, the knees in particular look great

keysta75
12-05-2010, 11:54 PM
A must buy for me, very pleased with how this turned out. Too bad we didn't get the Tobey sculpt though.

Maybe that might come with the Black suit spidey...if there is one

toyrewind
12-05-2010, 11:57 PM
Anyone notice the spider on the chest is not screen accurate?

OSCORP
12-05-2010, 11:58 PM
Anyone translate what is says about Parker on here? Or Venom!


http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j417/DIG14/IMG_20101206_121041.jpg

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 12:03 AM
^^ someone on Facebook said that it translates to no Peter Parker Head, BUT we're getting Venom and Black suit Spidey

Even if this was all we were getting I'd be happy as this is miles ahead of Medi's effort IMO. love the extra webbing and building fragment! this figure is just great all around IMO except for the wrist joint but that's a minor complaint for me

deadly_striker
12-06-2010, 12:06 AM
a darker webbing on the suit and cloth boots (ankle articulation) would be an instant buy for me. Hope final product will be improved.

OSCORP
12-06-2010, 12:06 AM
^^ someone on Facebook said that it translates to no Peter Parker Head, BUT we're getting Venom and Black suit Spidey




Won't be able to pass on either of those after seeing this. (Still want a Goblin with Glider though..and Dafoe portrait) Maybe PP head with black suit?

The Josh
12-06-2010, 12:07 AM
Will take Venom and Black Suit Spidey as well. Especially with how damn nice these look.

Invincible
12-06-2010, 12:08 AM
Looks amazing but I really hope they do add a peter head sculpt...

Heyheilee
12-06-2010, 12:10 AM
Translation:

The hamstring is specially modified to enable more articulations, and in order to hide the joints when posing, there is an inner clothes underleath the spidey clothes since it's so tight.
Moreover, Black Spidey and Venom is confirmed to be in their future plan.
One last thing, it will be release in Q2 no Feb. The Retail price in HK$930 (~US $135) and PO price is HK $890 (~ US $130)

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 12:11 AM
Won't be able to pass on either of those after seeing this. (Still want a Goblin with Glider though..and Dafoe portrait) Maybe PP head with black suit?


Will take Venom and Black Suit Spidey as well. Especially with how damn nice these look.

totally agree with both you guys!

I do hope that we get a Parker sculpt though and maybe the SS EX being just a cloth mask to hold onto?

I'd like a half symbiote (sp?) half Brock sculpt with Venom though

OSCORP
12-06-2010, 12:12 AM
Translation:

The hamstring is specially modified to enable more articulations, and in order to hide the joints when posing, there is an inner clothes underleath the spidey clothes since it's so tight.
Moreover, Black Spidey and Venom is confirmed to be in their future plan.
One last thing, it will be release in Q2 no Feb. The Retail price in HK$930 (~US $135) and PO price is HK $890 (~ US $130)


thx. What about Parker?

Hiraga
12-06-2010, 12:13 AM
Like I said in the other thread, I'll only buy Venom if he is done really, really well. He just sucked way too much in the movie for me to shell out $160 for him. I had no problem with him design-wise, and I didn't mind Topher Grace either. Eddie Brock was written only okay, and Venom himself was just written terribly (Why does he have the Venom face if he's only gonna show his real face anyway?).
But if the toy itself looks really good, and menacing, then I'll get it.

But PLEASE Hot Toys, make a Green Goblin.

Spidey however, looks great. I do hope they change the webbing on the suit to a darker color though. I'm still getting him.

rushmore223
12-06-2010, 12:16 AM
Considering the next Spider Man movie is a total reboot, do you think HT may not be including Toby Maguire's likeness simply because they cannot do so legally?

Andrew Garfield is the actor to next step into the role, but at this point, who would even want his likeness on the figure?

The Josh
12-06-2010, 12:18 AM
They need to do a Parker Sculpt seperately as a figure by itself. These Spidey figures and Venom need to be like this with a seamless head area. Looks perfect.

I don't see this coming out in Feb. Thats only a couple months away and they didn't even get Ghost Rider out that quickly. This is more likely to come out around April/May.

OSCORP
12-06-2010, 12:18 AM
Considering the next Spider Man movie is a total reboot, do you think HT may not be including Toby Maguire's likeness simply because they cannot do so legally?




No.(probably has to do with the neck) I think they could be waiting to see $ales, and then maybe give it to us with the Black or a BD version.

Commtech
12-06-2010, 12:19 AM
I'm getting this thing!

Firebird
12-06-2010, 12:21 AM
I like what I see so far. The articulation for this fig looks great. I was hoping for a Peter Parker head sclupt, but I can see why they went without it. I will preorder this when it comes available. The webbing on the suit does need to be a darker color. Hope they will make this change.

rushmore223
12-06-2010, 12:22 AM
^^ someone on Facebook said that it translates to no Peter Parker Head, BUT we're getting Venom and Black suit Spidey

Even if this was all we were getting I'd be happy as this is miles ahead of Medi's effort IMO. love the extra webbing and building fragment! this figure is just great all around IMO except for the wrist joint but that's a minor complaint for me

If this were Sideshow, the building fragment would cost us $200 extra. ;)

plasmid303
12-06-2010, 12:23 AM
Hey, not bad! I guess If I could have one complaint, I'd say the raised webbing pattern could be a little darker maybe. But the figure looks good.

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 12:29 AM
the only thing is in the close up shots you can clearly see that the head/neck cloth looks seperate from the main body cloth as the webbing doesn't line up exaclty which makes me think it's possibly removeable.
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/154977_466375057343_58690437343_6039775_3389327_n. jpg

maybe they're holding out to show us a Parker head like they do with the Iron Man figs?

Biojex
12-06-2010, 12:31 AM
I don't think so. They usually announce it anyway, even if they have nothing to show at the moment.

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 12:33 AM
true...but one can dream aye? :(

TheObsoleteMan
12-06-2010, 12:33 AM
the only thing is in the close up shots you can clearly see that the head/neck cloth looks seperate from the main body cloth as the webbing doesn't line up exaclty which makes me think it's possibly removeable.
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/154977_466375057343_58690437343_6039775_3389327_n. jpg

maybe they're holding out to show us a Parker head like they do with the Iron Man figs?

The mask is a seperate piece, but if you'll notice in the pics where they have him turning or tilting his head the base of the mask stays in place which means it's probably sewn or glued down.

Biojex
12-06-2010, 12:36 AM
true...but one can dream aye? :(

Dream on my friend. Dream on...


♫ dream on ♪ dream on!♪

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 12:36 AM
gotcha...well there goes my theory...

The Entity
12-06-2010, 12:36 AM
I think it looks good. Probably the best 1/6th Spidey ever. Looks like he has great articulation and the accessories are pretty great as well. Like the stone building edge. That should make for some cool posing options! :)

I'll not be getting it though. I'm planning on concentrating on the HT Tron: Legacy line :)

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 12:37 AM
Dream on my friend. Dream on...


♫ dream on ♪ dream on!♪

:rotfl:rotfl

that's exactly what popped into my head!

lerath666
12-06-2010, 12:43 AM
ii'm shocked at how good this looks, but I DO have two complaints.

1) If they did a cloth head, why not cloth boots?
well, if they are as flexable as the Dark Knight boots, then it's cool.

2) I do not like that we don't see his arms bending at greater than a 90 degree angle....
they may have used a wolverine style body with this... which was not necessary. the fact that only 30 points of articulation are listed, as opposed to 38, makes me think that might be the case as well.


but other than that, Looks awesome

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 12:46 AM
ii'm shocked at how good this looks, but I DO have two complaints.

1) If they did a cloth head, why not cloth boots?
well, if they are as flexable as the Dark Knight boots, then it's cool.
2) I do not like that we don't see his arms bending at greater than a 90 degree angle....
they may have used a wolverine style body with this... which was not necessary. the fact that only 30 points of articulation are listed, as opposed to 38, makes me think that might be the case as well.


but other than that, Looks awesome

I agree, if they're as flexible as the TDK boots I'm fine with them being whatever material they end up being, but cloth boots would've been a lot nicer

-jay-
12-06-2010, 12:48 AM
I think it looks good. Probably the best 1/6th Spidey ever. Looks like he has great articulation and the accessories are pretty great as well. Like the stone building edge. That should make for some cool posing options! :)

I'll not be getting it though. I'm planning on concentrating on the HT Tron: Legacy line :)

That answers my last question to you then. :lol

plasmid303
12-06-2010, 12:50 AM
ii'm shocked at how good this looks, but I DO have two complaints.

1) If they did a cloth head, why not cloth boots?
well, if they are as flexable as the Dark Knight boots, then it's cool.

2) I do not like that we don't see his arms bending at greater than a 90 degree angle....
they may have used a wolverine style body with this... which was not necessary. the fact that only 30 points of articulation are listed, as opposed to 38, makes me think that might be the case as well.


but other than that, Looks awesome

In this photo his elbow looks bent further than 90 degrees.

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/156598_466374112343_58690437343_6039754_8317696_n. jpg

lerath666
12-06-2010, 12:53 AM
oop! you're right, YAY.

plasmid303
12-06-2010, 12:55 AM
Wish there were some pics of his ankles bent though, as you mentioned about the boots. You gotta wonder that if the boots are a flexible rubber like on Batman and Goemon, the silver paint on Spidey's webbing would be in danger of cracking, no?

ilikethat69
12-06-2010, 12:55 AM
i think after this, they will make a black spidy & venom. couldnt wait to see what HT will do with it^^

HYMN
12-06-2010, 12:56 AM
Not the best HT figure. Good base but nothing more for me.

ironwez20
12-06-2010, 12:59 AM
Translation:

The hamstring is specially modified to enable more articulations, and in order to hide the joints when posing, there is an inner clothes underleath the spidey clothes since it's so tight.
Moreover, Black Spidey and Venom is confirmed to be in their future plan.
One last thing, it will be release in Q2 no Feb. The Retail price in HK$930 (~US $135) and PO price is HK $890 (~ US $130)

Allright this is good. I didnt really like venom in the movie but venom is my favorite villian of all time and he would go will with spidey.

freestylex06x
12-06-2010, 01:01 AM
seems a bit pricey since it does not include a tobey sculpt. will have to wait for the black suit to decide

The Josh
12-06-2010, 01:03 AM
ii'm shocked at how good this looks, but I DO have two complaints.

1) If they did a cloth head, why not cloth boots?
well, if they are as flexable as the Dark Knight boots, then it's cool.

2) I do not like that we don't see his arms bending at greater than a 90 degree angle....
they may have used a wolverine style body with this... which was not necessary. the fact that only 30 points of articulation are listed, as opposed to 38, makes me think that might be the case as well.


but other than that, Looks awesome


In this photo his elbow looks bent further than 90 degrees.

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/156598_466374112343_58690437343_6039754_8317696_n. jpg

I think they managed to the style which I like the sleeves making it look good under the suit with the modified body it says in the description. Making it the best of both worlds. Great on display and articulated so folks that want to play with it can.

Centrocal
12-06-2010, 01:10 AM
They really need to darken the webbing on the costume. I know everyone wants the reflective webbing but here it just looks white. The contrast between the black outline of his eyes and the webs seems really unusual. I'm really used to seeing all black webbing on his mask. The webs in the movie were more of a 'Gun metal' gray and when light wasn't directly on them, they didn't jump off costume like this. I just think it HT made it a little darker it would be perfect.

King Darkness
12-06-2010, 01:25 AM
Feel "meh" about it. Maybe it will grow on me.

Costume looks well done though, not sure why I dont seem to excited about it.

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 01:34 AM
I'm sure it's been noted, but the chest spider needs to be flatter..
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a182/bakerskater497/spiderman37.jpg

as for how white the webbing should be, I think it's another matter of costume accuracy vs screen accuracy.

look through this link you'll see that the actual costume webbing is similar to what HT is giving us
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035608580@N01/158565990

but in the screencap above, it looks more like a charcoal/ gunmetal color

Wanderer
12-06-2010, 01:38 AM
Feel "meh" about it. Maybe it will grow on me.

Costume looks well done though, not sure why I dont seem to excited about it.

I see where ur coming from, but for me Hot Toys have produced a kick ass figure IMO, this along with the Comiquette would do me for a Spidey collection. MUST BUY

plasmid303
12-06-2010, 01:55 AM
I'm sure it's been noted, but the chest spider needs to be flatter..
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a182/bakerskater497/spiderman37.jpg

as for how white the webbing should be, I think it's another matter of costume accuracy vs screen accuracy.

look through this link you'll see that the actual costume webbing is similar to what HT is giving us
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035608580@N01/158565990

but in the screencap above, it looks more like a charcoal/ gunmetal color

The webbing's color tone looks different because it is semi-reflective of the lighting in its given environment.

I don't think it's an issue of screen vs. costume accuracy or what you called it.

I suppose there are limitations to what HT can do in this regard, but between the choice of bright silver that almost looks white or a darker shade silver (not quite gunmetal), I'd pick the latter.

Also, isn't the spider emblem supposed to be reflective too, not just flat black?

noisetrigger
12-06-2010, 01:57 AM
Some of you guys are just hard to please.

HT basically came out and did what we wished Medicom should have done back then and now there are still people complaining and saying this is an average figure from HT? Come on!!!

For the price they are selling at, HT basically gave us the best possible Spidey in this scale. It's super possible, comes with lots of hands, multiple webbings, and heck, even a clock tower base.

Just yesterday they were a bunch of you guys saying how you rather not have a TM sculpt cause you all prefer an as seamless as possible transition from body to head and HT gave us exactly that.

And now I hear people complaining about not getting a Tobey Sculpt? If they give us a Tobey sculpt, you guys will be complaining how the neck isn't seamless. Jeez...

I am really happy with how it turns out, the boots are not a problem for me (the Medi boots are similar and to me it's the only part done right in that figure) and I will buy at least two.

It's will be my holy grail, a screen accurate Spidey and it will be out around my birthday. Couldn't ask for a better gift.

ones1customs
12-06-2010, 01:59 AM
ii'm shocked at how good this looks, but I DO have two complaints.

1) If they did a cloth head, why not cloth boots?
well, if they are as flexable as the Dark Knight boots, then it's cool.

2) I do not like that we don't see his arms bending at greater than a 90 degree angle....
they may have used a wolverine style body with this... which was not necessary. the fact that only 30 points of articulation are listed, as opposed to 38, makes me think that might be the case as well.


but other than that, Looks awesome

you can almost bet the boots aint like the DK boots do to the painted on webbing would not stick well on rubber

Grange Wallis
12-06-2010, 02:05 AM
I'm sure it's been noted, but the chest spider needs to be flatter..
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a182/bakerskater497/spiderman37.jpg

as for how white the webbing should be, I think it's another matter of costume accuracy vs screen accuracy.

look through this link you'll see that the actual costume webbing is similar to what HT is giving us
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035608580@N01/158565990

but in the screencap above, it looks more like a charcoal/ gunmetal color

I think its more about 'reality' and how possible it is to manufacture that costume at a 1/6th scale... Those webs are an amazing effort.

The real oversight of the figure is the lack of a screen printed muscular texture that the use has... with is doable!

See the darkening of the suit's textile about the abs?
http://api.ning.com/files/YWfUsQa2l15QkfetFruJmsS1kiTNNMkFbnI-Unypj5Y_/spiderman_3_tobey_maguire.jpg

In the special features the costume designer speaks about how they did it.

noisetrigger
12-06-2010, 02:11 AM
you can almost bet the boots aint like the DK boots do to the painted on webbing would not stick well on rubber
The boots design looks to be the same as the Medicom and that is one very poseable boot. I believe HT will have no trouble in that department.

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 02:17 AM
The webbing's color tone looks different because it is semi-reflective of the lighting in its given environment.

I don't think it's an issue of screen vs. costume accuracy or what you called it.

I suppose there are limitations to what HT can do in this regard, but between the choice of bright silver that almost looks white or a darker shade silver (not quite gunmetal), I'd pick the latter.

Also, isn't the spider emblem supposed to be reflective too, not just flat black?

well I used that comparison method b/c we get a lot of screen vs actual costume i.e. TDK Joker costume. in the movie Joker's liner looks more red (like HT did) whereas the actual costume the liner was something a bit lighter than burnt orange. So I was just suggesting to why there may be a difference from what we saw on screen and what HT is giving us

I only used "gunmetal" b/c it was mentioned earlier

not trying to start anything, just clarifying my reasoning :peace

I agree with the reflective lighting you are talking about. That is what I believe it is too, BUT my suggestion of looking at the screen cap vs the link I posted was just for those saying that "it should be darker"


I think its more about 'reality' and how possible it is to manufacture that costume at a 1/6th scale... Those webs are an amazing effort.

The real oversight of the figure is the lack of a screen printed muscular texture that the use has... which is doable!

See the darkening of the suit's textile about the abs?
http://api.ning.com/files/YWfUsQa2l15QkfetFruJmsS1kiTNNMkFbnI-Unypj5Y_/spiderman_3_tobey_maguire.jpg


See that even deceived me on screen. I thought that was actual shading from Toby's blazing muscles :lol

But I do agree with all you say my friend

plasmid303
12-06-2010, 02:22 AM
I think the one thing that shocks me about this new HT Spider-Man figure is how it doesn't shock or surprise me in any way. It looks exactly how I thought HT would have done it, but with the usual reservations. HT produces figures that look like top-end customs, and I expected their Spidey to rival some of those incredible custom 1/6 Spidey figures Ive seen here, and in some respects HT's falls short. Don't get me wrong, it's still an great looking figure, but it doesn't wow me like I thought it would.

To me, it looks like the most logical progression from Medicom's admirable SM2 figure from 5-ish years ago.

Medicom gets a lot of flack for their SM3 figures (and most of their figures in general), but it seems most folks don't remember their SM2 Spidey figure, which was very cool for its day, and it looks like something HT's Spidey grew from:

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/getnood/now/Graphics/jpeg/Other/RAH/images/rah_spidy_coll_01.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/3027836531_4db8fb6791.jpg?v=0

Star Puffs
12-06-2010, 02:22 AM
This will be my first HT purchase since Mars Attacks. I really hope their is a Peter Parker/Toby Maguire eventually.

eighthsamurai
12-06-2010, 02:28 AM
i'm in the not wowed camp either, without quite knowing why - it looks to be an awesome figure but think plasmid hit the nail on the head - was expecting to be blown away.

i think the red's a little bright, and the webbing a bit too white. but at least we finally have a decent spidey!

Centrocal
12-06-2010, 02:36 AM
I understand that the webs on the movie costume were not black. I get that. But still the color HT currently has is too severe and overpowering the color scheme.

It actually reminds me a little of what Tonner tried to do few years ago.

meth head
12-06-2010, 02:36 AM
Whilst not blown away I am stil very very pleased!

I like most would prefer the webbing to be a darker tone of silver/charcoal grey and also it would be great if the webbing wasn't so raised but I expect limitations at 1:6 scale play a major part here

Yes I agree for some reason the Red is too RED! It does need to be toned down a little imo also

Still looks majorly good here though and a 100% purchase for me

http://i544.photobucket.com/albums/hh356/jelley370/20101206_462ab27a9e2a144fa57cng3aUe4qWeJZ.jpg

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 02:37 AM
i'm in the not wowed camp either, without quite knowing why - it looks to be an awesome figure BUT

My brother had the same reaction when I showed him. He thought it looked great but something about it just wasn't giving him the go to get this fig...




i think the red's a little bright, and the webbing a bit too white. but at least we finally have a decent spidey!

I think that's where the "wow" is coming from. Many of us are just extremely happy to be getting something better than what Medi gave us

lord-22
12-06-2010, 02:42 AM
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/154319_466373197343_58690437343_6039728_6179539_n. jpg


I remember trying to make this pose with the medicom without succeeding

spidey is all about dynamic pose.

hot toys WIN

Master Wayne
12-06-2010, 02:49 AM
Honestly the color scheme looks pretty good to me. I think it's the stiff plastic feet that leave something to be desired. Other than that, I like it. As much as I can like Spider-Man anyway, which isn't much.
I'm happy for all the big Spidey fans though.

jayveeeusebio
12-06-2010, 02:52 AM
Woohoo! :hi5: will get this for sure no matter what! :) Symbiote spiderman is also a must-have for me! :exactly: still not sure about upcoming venom though..:dunno

King Darkness
12-06-2010, 02:59 AM
I think whats turning me off is that I cant find a chin in any of the pics. The chin seamlessly blends into the neck in every shot, making it hard to define the parameters of his head. Looks weird to my eye. Creates a really weird illusion of his head/neck as one consistent smooth shape. I need to see a good profile shot.

Platty
12-06-2010, 02:59 AM
I didn't think i'd be into this but wow it looks amazing! The outfit and underlying body steal the show. I think i'm in for this one.

Gipetto0812
12-06-2010, 03:21 AM
I didn't think i'd be into this but wow it looks amazing! The outfit and underlying body steal the show. I think i'm in for this one.

not a big Spidey Fan Platty? I hope you get it bud. I'm sure it's going to become a rarity....most just don't know it yet;)

But, any Hi-Res pics yet? would love to have some jumbo pics of all the HT ones

Centrocal
12-06-2010, 03:23 AM
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-discussion/535038-hot-toys-mms143-spider-man-3-1-6th-scale-spider-man.html

eighthsamurai
12-06-2010, 03:26 AM
the blue part of the costume looks spot on - absorbs and reflects light just right too. i think if the red were not such a flat material in terms of reflection it would make a big difference. you'd get dark and light areas and the face wouldn't blend into the rest of the suit either. maybe something like that is hard to find in red? i don't know.

baloo
12-06-2010, 03:29 AM
As I said on another thread before it was locked:

Finally a worthwhile Spidey!
It's been a while since I expected that... And I know I am far from alone... Huh, guys?!

But even if for sure I will order it, I would still like that Hot Toys really give their best even in the design of this model... And they are able (after, it is just a question of will and of big bucks...).

- At first glance the head seems to be in a real cowl with same tissue than rest of costume and that's fine like that. The mesh of the eyes, by cons is really rough and should be corrected.

- Spiderman is very often represented on tiptoe. When you tackle a project like this to want to represent a character figure, one must be attentive to all the faithful representation of shapes, materials used, as the iconic poses that characterize it. HT should use the same technique as for their DX02 Batman (rubber boots / ankle joint) with an additional articulation of the feet).

- And as long as to make, to use the same technique for gloves (because plastic hands with the joint of the wrist visible, that's not dreadful)

Come on, Sirs from HT, a small effort, please!

... But from what I read on that thread, it really should be an amazing figure! :D

DFanatic
12-06-2010, 03:37 AM
Looks nice and all but I figured that by now Hot Toys would have found a way to make a full cloth costume. The boots and the hands killed this figure! They should have used the articulated fingers. This custom is better, IMO:

http://i51.tinypic.com/2epu8wo.jpg

If only they could do a mix of both... we could reach perfection!

meth head
12-06-2010, 04:01 AM
Looks nice and all but I figured that by now Hot Toys would have found a way to make a full cloth costume. The boots and the hands killed this figure! They should have used the articulated fingers. This custom is better, IMO:

http://i51.tinypic.com/2epu8wo.jpg

If only they could do a mix of both... we could reach perfection!

completely agree, i was just about to post the same thing, if they could have given us the full cloth outfit that would have been perfect and also the webbing colour is alot more to my liking on this custom :(

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 04:05 AM
Wish I still had the contact details for that guy now. :lol


Seriously though, I have to echo the comments that I am not insanely blown away but not sure why?

Surprised there is no Parker head although couldn't care less.

Not loving the eyes for some reason. Sure it will wow me more in TH display pics. Those always showcase HT figures ten times better than the official spec ones.

cr`
12-06-2010, 04:06 AM
Some of you guys are just hard to please.

HT basically came out and did what we wished Medicom should have done back then and now there are still people complaining and saying this is an average figure from HT? Come on!!!

For the price they are selling at, HT basically gave us the best possible Spidey in this scale. It's super possible, comes with lots of hands, multiple webbings, and heck, even a clock tower base.

i'm always wary of statements like it's "best possible" whatever in defending a toy.

the best possibility is to be the 1/6 clone of its screen counterpart. that's the highest goal to attain every single time. this, while decent, looks more like a toy than a mini clone of the real thing. this is not the "best possible"; i know that, because i'm still waiting for the best possible version. perhaps around the time the new spidey reboot shows up?

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 04:10 AM
The release date sucks big time too.

So, what, we may be waiting until Q3/Q4 even for Supes?!?!

cr`
12-06-2010, 04:11 AM
Looks nice and all but I figured that by now Hot Toys would have found a way to make a full cloth costume. The boots and the hands killed this figure! They should have used the articulated fingers. This custom is better, IMO:

If only they could do a mix of both... we could reach perfection!

not liking the darkened color much, but agree that the boots and gloves should look like that, adding more realism to the figure and making it much less toyish.

meth head
12-06-2010, 04:13 AM
Wish I still had the contact details for that guy now. :lol


Seriously though, I have to echo the comments that I am not insanely blown away but not sure why?

Surprised there is no Parker head although couldn't care less.

Not loving the eyes for some reason. Sure it will wow me more in TH display pics. Those always showcase HT figures ten times better than the official spec ones.

FIND THEM :mad:

:lol:lol:lol:lol

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 04:20 AM
I may still be able to locate them actually.

meth head
12-06-2010, 04:21 AM
I may still be able to locate them actually.

That would be awesome bud! Maybe if we commission 2 we might get a discount :dunno

Centrocal
12-06-2010, 04:25 AM
Well I like the sculpted hands because with fabric gloves, you could never get the definition of detail you get with sculpts. Gloves always make the fingers on the bendy hands look kind of pudgy. Also Spidey's hands are very dynamic and bendy hands would not be able to pull off some of the poses, like fists for example.

However I wish they gave a larger selection hands. Im glad they gave us 2 web shooting hands but want more action poses. I remember a scene, where he shot a web using just the ring finger, that would be cool. And more 'crawling' style hands

Also glad they are including the stone base. Completely unexpected and adds a lot of display options

intothevoid
12-06-2010, 04:29 AM
Looks really good - i love the natural look of the body under the spandex, great signs for CR Supes.

darren1228
12-06-2010, 04:31 AM
Not wowed by it. Darkening the lines would definitely improve the look.

Lil Creps
12-06-2010, 04:36 AM
The figure looks friggin' awesome, but the boots are awfull, it killing the figure and the articulation :thud: :horror :monkey2
Well hopefully they'll change them and make them fabric when releasing the figure.

Darkseed
12-06-2010, 04:44 AM
An absolute purchase IMO.

The hand solution isn't the greatest and standard HT doll stand should of been a Mech Suit Tony stand to capture more dynamic poses but meh. The remainder of the costume, clock tower, webbing and price is amazing stuff. Getting Black Suit Spidey and Venom as well :yess:

OSCORP
12-06-2010, 04:48 AM
NO way am i ordering through SS. I want this ASAP toys2 it is!

Centrocal
12-06-2010, 04:49 AM
http://www.hobbygen.com/images/ton-spiderman_02.jpg

Here this is why you don't use fabric gloves. See how the wrist has no definition at all ( of course HT would do better) but the bendy hand just doesn't do the job. Also what if you break a wrist peg.

Hydeous
12-06-2010, 04:50 AM
That would be awesome bud! Maybe if we commission 2 we might get a discount :dunno

Maybe an even bigger disc for 3? :lol

I dunno, personally for me right now:

Spidey, symbiote, venom, and $150 > custom spidey

Dark_Spidey
12-06-2010, 04:51 AM
I hate to say it but I'm kinda disappointed. On some pics it looks great and on some others it just looks too toyish.
I think HT should definitely darken his suit and rework on the facemask.
Medi movie Spidey's mask looks more accurate imo.

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 04:51 AM
Surprised he is missing the muscle definition on the blue part of the thighs.

Unless that was not featured on the SM3 suit.

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 04:52 AM
Maybe an even bigger disc for 3? :lol

I dunno, personally for me right now:

Spidey, symbiote, venom, and $150 > custom spidey

:lol

The commission I was in talks for was actually not as bad as the price bandied about here the other day.

Will let you guys know.

meth head
12-06-2010, 04:55 AM
:lol

The commission I was in talks for was actually not as bad as the price bandied about here the other day.

Will let you guys know.

That is great news, maybe the guy could be introduced to this board/thread and could make a tidy sum on the back of the disappointment we are all feeling right now, i am pretty sure he would get a fair bit of interest

eczamurai
12-06-2010, 05:00 AM
I'm let down on the boots and gloves. Hoped they would actually give normal hands with actual fabric gloves, but mostly let down by the boots. Makes it look out of place.

Will pass because of the inevitable other spidey versions. Learned my lesson from TDK line.

JosephCPR
12-06-2010, 05:03 AM
It looks like a pretty nice figure to me and although there are things to be improved (most of them have already been said), we have to keep in mind that this is HT's first attempt to reproduce SM in 1/6, and the result is clearly better than most companies'.

I have no doubt that in the not so distant future a perfect SM by Hot Toys will come out. Until then, well, enjoy this!

eczamurai
12-06-2010, 05:03 AM
Well I like the sculpted hands because with fabric gloves, you could never get the definition of detail you get with sculpts. Gloves always make the fingers on the bendy hands look kind of pudgy. Also Spidey's hands are very dynamic and bendy hands would not be able to pull off some of the poses, like fists for example.

However I wish they gave a larger selection hands. Im glad they gave us 2 web shooting hands but want more action poses. I remember a scene, where he shot a web using just the ring finger, that would be cool. And more 'crawling' style hands

Also glad they are including the stone base. Completely unexpected and adds a lot of display options

unless they went with articulated fingers ala warmachine. You would nt see joints anyway because of the fabric. :)

Aneses
12-06-2010, 05:06 AM
These boots are horrible!! No ankle articulation :monkey2
Lots of Spidey's poses require an articulated ankle.
Hope HT fix this before releasing...

Anyway I'm a huge Spidey fan so it's a must buy for me.

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 05:08 AM
These boots are horrible!! No ankle articulation :monkey2
Lots of Spidey's poses require an articulated ankle.
Hope HT fix this before releasing...

Anyway I'm a huge Spidey fan so it's a must buy for me.

Damn, I hadn't even thought of that. :(

No crouching poses will be possible.

uzumaki_1
12-06-2010, 05:14 AM
here's a quick PS of a darker red and more gunmetal coloured webbing

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/155735_466375672343_58690437343_6039795_3132485_n. jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/2vbncxt.jpg

meth head
12-06-2010, 05:16 AM
Damn, I hadn't even thought of that. :(

No crouching poses will be possible.

I love that pose!!!!

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 05:16 AM
Credit to Kira Sami at Facebook:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u31/The_Dark_Knight_photos/33969_10150103324471221_562866220_8097003_6978542_ n.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u31/The_Dark_Knight_photos/63398_10150103324391221_562866220_8097001_5253306_ n.jpg

meth head
12-06-2010, 05:16 AM
here's a quick PS of a darker red and more gunmetal coloured webbing

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/155735_466375672343_58690437343_6039795_3132485_n. jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/2vbncxt.jpg

much better!

Aneses
12-06-2010, 05:18 AM
Damn, I hadn't even thought of that. :(

No crouching poses will be possible.

Exactly. Isn't it reason enought to cry :monkey2
I love poses when Spidey bends like an actual spider.
I would prefer cloth boots.

HT PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!

eczamurai
12-06-2010, 05:18 AM
here's a quick PS of a darker red and more gunmetal coloured webbing

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/155735_466375672343_58690437343_6039795_3132485_n. jpghttp://i54.tinypic.com/2vbncxt.jpg

the coloring looks great as is. You guys should adjust your screens :lol

Just make yge boots fabric, and I'll buy it. Can live with the gloves as is. :)

small_studios
12-06-2010, 05:20 AM
Figure looks good to me. This will be bought. :yess:

JosephCPR
12-06-2010, 05:21 AM
much better!

Not really

meth head
12-06-2010, 05:22 AM
Not really

to me thats a more screen accurate red and webbing colour

JosephCPR
12-06-2010, 05:32 AM
I agree the Red might be more accurate but the webbing shouldn't be so dark IMO. Anyways what I find more disturbing are those "black marks/cycles on the cloth. They are too noticeable.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nKcd5vPHWY4/TFDArURoaXI/AAAAAAAAW_s/anP0oKMjFlU/s1600/descargar-spiderman-3.jpg

Platty
12-06-2010, 05:33 AM
Tough crowd :lol I think it's spot on.

Jedah Kalm
12-06-2010, 05:33 AM
Sorry if it's been said.

Yay, his feet don't move at all.

meth head
12-06-2010, 05:34 AM
I agree the Red might be more accurate but the webbing shouldn't be so dark IMO.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nKcd5vPHWY4/TFDArURoaXI/AAAAAAAAW_s/anP0oKMjFlU/s1600/descargar-spiderman-3.jpg

yes agreed the webbing needs to be somewhere between HT's and that PS version

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 05:35 AM
Sorry if it's been said.

Yay, his feet don't move at all.

:lol

Yep, proper annoying that. :(

eczamurai
12-06-2010, 05:48 AM
about the webbing. Think scale wise. In real life the head will be 10X smaller. It will look fine.

Aneses
12-06-2010, 06:09 AM
WOW!!! Now I understand the name Abc-EXPRESS. They are super-fast:

http://cgi.ebay.es/HOT-TOYS-SPIDERMAN-3-1-6-12-Spider-Man-Limited-Figure-/400178852366?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2c84b20e

Dally
12-06-2010, 06:09 AM
Looks pretty good, but I'm a little disappointed that the feet are just solid plastic boots. Will buy it if I can get it for a decent enough price.

uzumaki_1
12-06-2010, 06:13 AM
I agree the Red might be more accurate but the webbing shouldn't be so dark IMO. Anyways what I find more disturbing are those "black marks/cycles on the cloth. They are too noticeable.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nKcd5vPHWY4/TFDArURoaXI/AAAAAAAAW_s/anP0oKMjFlU/s1600/descargar-spiderman-3.jpg

If your going to compare it then it should be to an actual photograph of the suit...not even the dvd cover ones or promotional photographs because they tend to change and mess around with the colours. The Spiderman 3 costume was obviously darker in tone than compared to Spiderman 1, even the webbing so if this is a Spiderman 3 version then yeah they have got the tone wrong....

Calcifer
12-06-2010, 06:22 AM
Looks great ..but my only problem is with his feet, they look to be in solid plastic boots ....i see no pose in any of those photos showing ankle articulation:(

Raymond F.
12-06-2010, 06:40 AM
So perfect and spectacular I need it nooowwww!!!

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 06:40 AM
Venom and Symbiote are confirmed also.

casper
12-06-2010, 06:41 AM
i'm not a marvelfreaks but wow.
from the first time that ugly shot of him hanging upside down with the 'prototype' watermark on it i know right away it was done with purpose. to create a hype about this particular figure. HT love doing this, it's not a surprise anymore. marketing strategy. Just like that bruce lee body sculpt case.

i also know that this is their initial attempt on that true type and fabric material before the CR superman released.

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 06:43 AM
You know, the more I look at it, the more I love it.

Marvel-ous
12-06-2010, 06:50 AM
Venom and Symbiote are confirmed also.

Yeah, the problem with Venom is that he looked like crap in the movie, so when HT copies the movie's likeness...

meth head
12-06-2010, 06:54 AM
Pics from TW look a tad different. (glad it's a feb. release)

http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/attachments/month_1012/20101206_5ed1ac76466075a8d529roPCSEXNF1UO.jpg
http://www.toy-world.com.hk/forum/attachments/month_1012/20101206_462ab27a9e2a144fa57cng3aUe4qWeJZ.jpg

I hear you Tim

The more i look at these pics the more i love him :)

Calcifer
12-06-2010, 06:54 AM
Venom and Symbiote are confirmed also.

I hope they give us New Goblin Harry:pray:

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 07:00 AM
How do people know this is a Feb release?

Specs state Q2/Q3!

SOLIDSNAKE
12-06-2010, 07:02 AM
this figure looks incredible too bad the movie was weak.
still I might add it to my collection.
wow great work hot toys.

greygoose
12-06-2010, 07:08 AM
I was never a big fan of the Spider Man films but the figure looks very good and is very pleasing to the eye.

FQRizzo
12-06-2010, 07:09 AM
I'd wait. You know they'll learn from this one and come out with a better version later with a Peter Parker sculpt...

toyrewind
12-06-2010, 07:31 AM
Did a little adjustment to the color of the web. I think this one looks better than the color white. :)

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9915/webcolormod.jpg

karamazov80
12-06-2010, 07:34 AM
http://homepage.mac.com/cbauer/files/spiderman3_01.jpg
Do you suppose it's a technical limitation of 1:6 scale that led them to make the grey webbing about twice as thick as it ought to be?
Yeah, most likely, but Hot Toys has been able to do amazing things so far, and I was hoping this wouldn't look so bad when we saw the full reveal. But, probably the best they could do without producing something incredibly fragile. This is the main issue I have with the figure, too, because the gray webbing on the suit is really overwhelming and makes it look cheap IMO. I disliked that decision in the movies to begin with, and this just magnifies it. I'll still get this guy, but I am definitely hoping for something better down the road.

Toyrewind's mod here looks much better because it takes some attention away from the garish gray/white webs. But the webs could still be thinner.

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 07:36 AM
I am not loving the lenses.

Hex
12-06-2010, 07:38 AM
Count me in! He looks just about perrrrrrrrrrrfect! :clap

toyrewind
12-06-2010, 07:39 AM
Yeah I think the lens should use a smaller mesh.

meth head
12-06-2010, 07:40 AM
Great mod Toy

I am not loving the lenses or the pattern within the red material, its a very obvious pattern and needs to be more subtle

And judging by the screenshot above the spider is completely wrong and needs to be the same colour as the webbing

Centrocal
12-06-2010, 07:41 AM
shop

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/Centrocal/Spidey-comp-15.jpg

sladesuperagent
12-06-2010, 07:43 AM
I like the figure--true enough to the film's designs to me to be a standout Spidey figure on the shelf (unlike the Medicom versions), but I'm curious to see how deep they delve into the franchise. I liked the first 2 films, but 3 was horrible. I mean, Affleck DD horrible, so it's really hard for me to wanna plop down $$$ for a figure from such dreck. But I said the same about the Blade figure (Blade 2 was my least favorite) and I own one, so I'm going to need to see what else they have slated. I'd love a decent Green Goblin--I didn't love the design, but HT would do I sweet job on him. I just picked up the 12 inch Toy Biz Green Goblin to compliment my Medi Spiderman, more as Raimi shelf filler than anything, but the figure is actually not bad for $15 shipped off ebay.

meth head
12-06-2010, 07:45 AM
3 was awful and for that reason I am looking at this as more of a generic Spiderman rather than specifically Spiderman 3

Shropt
12-06-2010, 07:45 AM
Guess I'm in the minority here that doesn't like this figure.

The head seems to be too long, the webbing is just too thick (1/6th is a _____ for this reason), and the figure just looks off in general for some reason.

I wasn't going to buy this figure anyway though but it didn't blow me away at all.

toyrewind
12-06-2010, 07:50 AM
To make the perfect 1/6 Spider-Man, HT should...

1. Make the webbing a little darker.
2. Make the webbing thinner.
3. Tone down the color red.
4. Make the ankles pose able.

Am I missing anything?

This is just my opinion and I'm not complaining. I just want us to have the perfect spidey in our collection so don't hate me please. :)

meth head
12-06-2010, 07:53 AM
I have never been one to b_____h and gripe about HT releases

I am usually 100% satisfied with the promo pictures and usually nit pickers make me :mad:

With this one it has to be said they have got some major details wrong and I am really hoping they read this board and resolve :pray:

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 07:54 AM
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/154319_466373197343_58690437343_6039728_6179539_n. jpg

Those boots really do not look good. :gah:

The fact that he has no ankle articulation makes this look really awkward. Normally the ankles would be bent and the soles of the feet flat against the webline.

RapZiLLa54
12-06-2010, 07:59 AM
Boots are definately an odd choice...Symbol looks small and shouldn't it be the same color as the webbing instead of just BLACK?

meth head
12-06-2010, 07:59 AM
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/154319_466373197343_58690437343_6039728_6179539_n. jpg

Those boots really do not look good. :gah:

The fact that he has no ankle articulation makes this look really awkward. Normally the ankles would be bent and the soles of the feet flat against the webline.

:lecture

Look at them hands also :gah:

Think Arnie's face below says it all

sladesuperagent
12-06-2010, 08:06 AM
The hands look exactly like the Medicom ones. I don't think you go with gloves here, but those look off. Not sure what to do about the boots. Spandex or fabric of some kind?

Mr. EcKo
12-06-2010, 08:07 AM
:horror:panic: OFMG I I CAN'T WAIT. THIS IS GUNNA BE EPIC:panic::horror

Hydeous
12-06-2010, 08:10 AM
whats with the "its a crappy fig and I dont like it, but Im still gonna buy it anyways" attitude with this particular thread? :dunno

I mean yeah, it does have its minor flaws, but so do the P1 (shorter), wolvie (not having enough jackman likeness), blade (not having enough snipes likeness), joker dx (wrong lining color on jacket) and etc. But these figure still do extremely well and command a premium price now.

a-dev
12-06-2010, 08:11 AM
I'll take it. I just wonder will HT be pursuing Spiderman 1&2 considering the reboot will soon be all the rage. Spiderman 3 may have been a bit of a letdown but even so, for me, as of this moment, Maguire's Spiderman is where its at. Despite the fact that, to me, any changes in the costume were very minor, I'd still like a Spidey 2 version at least - it'd vindicate the decision I have to make to not buy more than one of this figure here. Why would I want more than one Spiderman? - to have more than one cool pose on the go at one time.

Anyway, I'm not an expert on Spiderman or the precise details of the various suits in the films but this figure looks cool. His build is excellent - much better than the medicom. Seems to me like they've done a good job on the proportions. I wonder how he sizes up next to other figures though - he should be pretty short.

eczamurai
12-06-2010, 08:12 AM
The hands look exactly like the Medicom ones. I don't think you go with gloves here, but those look off. Not sure what to do about the boots. Spandex or fabric of some kind?

HT CEO1: Those boots. Let's make them plastic with FLAT soles!

HT CEO2: Surely you must be joking?!

HT CEO1: I'm not joking. And stop calling me Shirley.

Khev
12-06-2010, 08:14 AM
What makes this a SM3 Spidey costume? Wasn't the red and blue suit the same for all three movies?

KingGrayskull
12-06-2010, 08:17 AM
HT CEO1: Those boots. Let's make them plastic with FLAT soles!

HT CEO2: Surely you must be joking?!

HT CEO1: I'm not joking. And stop calling me Shirley.


:lol:rotfl:lol:rotfl:lol

I like it! :clap

Theres always room for improvements but still a nice fig.

Wanderer
12-06-2010, 08:20 AM
this figure looks incredible too bad the movie was weak.
still I might add it to my collection.
wow great work hot toys.

Weak movie or not, it's Spidey at the end of the day. This is as good as bought :)

RapZiLLa54
12-06-2010, 08:21 AM
http://www.hemmy.net/images/movies/spiderman3leak01.jpghttp://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/35620_466374352343_58690437343_6039759_5876803_n.j pg

The belt area on the fig is way too wide giving him a fatter look. Definately need to gray up the webbing and make the symbol bigger as well as slightly darker than the webbing. Red and blues needs to be toned down.

eczamurai
12-06-2010, 08:22 AM
Weak movie or not, it's Spidey at the end of the day. This is as good as bought :)

It's not like anyone can really distinguish the costumes from 1, 2 and 3 anyway.

eighthsamurai
12-06-2010, 08:25 AM
shop

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/Centrocal/Spidey-comp-15.jpg

cool photochop. i like it. the darker webbing also makes the red seem less striking. didn't notice the feet till everyone mentioned it. but the hands are actually bugging me more. if they turn out like the medi ones, they'll be fugly.

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 08:31 AM
What makes this a SM3 Spidey costume? Wasn't the red and blue suit the same for all three movies?

Not that much different really. It is very minor change between all three films.

From 1 to 2 they made the colours more pronounced and gave him the webbing on his palms, (missing in Spidey 1).

From 2 to 3 the webbing is a darker gray, and raised more from the suit and his eyes have an amber tint now. Again, the colours pop more, (could be the CGI), and the hexagon print is sharper.

VALVOLINER
12-06-2010, 08:31 AM
Looks nice but..looks a bit off to me :monkey4

- The suit texture could be much better
- the lenses should be shinier and the webbing detail in the suit more grayish
- The headsculp is one piece..not removable.. so then not Parker/Maguire sculp?? :monkey1
- The chest spider simbol is'nt very accurate..

Maybe, this would be the best Spiderman 3 figure to date.. but I expected much more from HT .. and I feel a little disappointed..
Iīll wait for black/simbiote Spiderman and of course.. Venom (both confirmed!)

Edit: At least the headsculp is made from fabrics, and not nasty plastic. and the new TT body looks really nice and accurate

Reinhardt
12-06-2010, 08:44 AM
Wow, just getting to this now. Overall it looks great. Body proportions are great and the suit is very impressive for 1/6 scale.

I imagine all my constructive comments have already been noticed by other people.

1. lenses need to be shinier
2. not a fan of the boots being hard plastic and not moveable
3. the spider sticks out too much, not sure if it needs to be lighter.
4. the webbing needs to be on the edge of where the red meets the blue. Right now you can see a bit of red poking through.
5. they need to include something that allows him to be posed in the air - something like the Tony Stark figure.

Kuzeh
12-06-2010, 09:03 AM
I love it! :clap!!
I'm out of here until more info is available... all the whining is really sad...

minivader
12-06-2010, 09:04 AM
not really feeling this one. something just seems very cheap by HT standard.

neo
12-06-2010, 09:10 AM
http://www.hemmy.net/images/movies/spiderman3leak01.jpghttp://i869.photobucket.com/albums/ab256/Gigerfan/spider-man%202/35620_466374352343_58690437343_6039759_5876803_n.j pg

The belt area on the fig is way too wide giving him a fatter look. Definately need to gray up the webbing and make the symbol bigger as well as slightly darker than the webbing. Red and blues needs to be toned down.

Yep, there is still a lot of work!!

Agen
12-06-2010, 09:12 AM
Release date Q3 2011 why is it taking so long?

Spanbauer
12-06-2010, 09:25 AM
The real oversight of the figure is the lack of a screen printed muscular texture that the use has... with is doable!

See the darkening of the suit's textile about the abs?

In the special features the costume designer speaks about how they did it.
I think that would go a long, long way in curbing the "man in pajamas" look he's got going. Significantly minimizing the grey webbing would help make it look classier as well; if it can't be made thinner due to 1:6 scale, it could at least be darker. Making the spider on his chest more accurate and reflective would also raise the quality of the figure considerably.

To me, in the close-ups this figure's costume reminds me of shoddy costume Parker made when he started out wrestling, and that's not a good thing.

karamazov80
12-06-2010, 09:25 AM
whats with the "its a crappy fig and I dont like it, but Im still gonna buy it anyways" attitude with this particular thread? :dunno

I mean yeah, it does have its minor flaws, but so do the P1 (shorter), wolvie (not having enough jackman likeness), blade (not having enough snipes likeness), joker dx (wrong lining color on jacket) and etc. But these figure still do extremely well and command a premium price now.
For me, it is because this is Spiderman, and like with Wolvie, HT is giving us the best available version of this iconic character in this scale, so that's what I'm gonna get until something better comes along. I suspect that others feel the same, which explains the popularity of, say, HT Wolverine.

Like some others have said, I usually don't like to nit-pick, but in the case of this figure I think the issues really affect the whole of the figure in pretty substantial ways. I can look past a slightly off likeness on Blade, for instance, because when you step back and take a look at him (particularly with shades on), that is an amazing take on Blade that overshadows the quibbles folks might have. Same with Predator. But with Spidey, I don't find myself feeling that way, because I personally think the issues have too much of a negative impact on the figure as a whole. My first impression seeing that close-up of his face was revulsion. I'm liking him a bit more now, particularly with the more distanced pics, but he needs work for me to be able to say--"that is the the definitive Spiderman in my collection." Maybe Hot Toys can't do much, but some minor revisions would go a long way. For instance. . .


shop

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/Centrocal/Spidey-comp-15.jpg
This minor change makes a huge difference, IMO, and makes the figure much much better. The web lines, as they are, lack the subtlety that made the gray lines on the movie version tolerable, IMO. Yes, you notice the gray webbing on the movie version, but it isn't in your face like it is with this figure. Do this and give him cloth boots, and I'll be very satisfied.


I love it! :clap!!
I'm out of here until more info is available... all the whining is really sad...
For shame. MJ wouldn't be satisfied with a sub-par Spidey.

FLOSI
12-06-2010, 09:31 AM
I'd be lying if I said I was even thinking about passing on this. Must buy. :lecture

MaulFan
12-06-2010, 09:40 AM
Figure looks great to me, I'm getting it.

Spanbauer
12-06-2010, 09:40 AM
Why didn't they just treat the lower legs and ankles exactly the same as they did the forearms and wrists? Fabric all the way to the wrist/ankle with an exposed joint?

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 09:42 AM
Or why not just the cloth extended all the way over the foot with a modified bootshape foot?

dcflake
12-06-2010, 09:51 AM
Even if they didn't change a thing then I'd still buy it from the way it looks now. Only disappointment is the lack of a Peter Parker sculpt. Unless the final product is an all in one suit then there is no reason for them not to include one.

FLOSI
12-06-2010, 09:56 AM
So what's every one's gripe with the boots? Is there worry that they will limit articulation? They look screen accurate to me. :dunno

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 10:00 AM
There will be NO articulation at present as they are plastic. That is the gripe.

karamazov80
12-06-2010, 10:01 AM
So what's every one's gripe with the boots? Is there worry that they will limit articulation? They look screen accurate to me. :dunno
The look solid and plastic, like Medicom's. Spidey is, by his nature, a character you want to be able to pose in all kinds of funky positions. Plus, they stand out from the rest of his outfit. Makes him look like he dressed up in some nice pajamas then wore some painted-up shrimp boots over his feet.

The Mike
12-06-2010, 10:05 AM
Wow the photoshops started sooner than I expected. Its a bit underwhelming and I hate the silver weblines for this version BUT overall it does look pretty good and if the price really is $135 then I'm in.

I'm assuming no Tobey sculpt because Marvel doesn't want it out with Garfield's project running but either way it doesn't really matter because I probably wouldn't have shown it off that way. I hate that the piece of the building isn't built into the stand like the Iron Man enviropieces.

ironwez20
12-06-2010, 10:06 AM
Watch when superman come's out people will gripe and complain that superman's curl doesnt look like it has grease on it. They'll find somthing lol.

Kuzeh
12-06-2010, 10:07 AM
I guess after all these years people still don't get the:
"Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different"
caption on every HT preview... :rolleyes2

kazukijun
12-06-2010, 10:08 AM
Ordered mine from my local retailer!
Can't wait to get this.

The Mike
12-06-2010, 10:09 AM
I guess after all these years people still don't get the:
"Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different"
caption on every HT preview... :rolleyes2

Sometimes they are worse though....praying for the better. :pray:

FLOSI
12-06-2010, 10:09 AM
The look solid and plastic, like Medicom's. Spidey is, by his nature, a character you want to be able to pose in all kinds of funky positions. Plus, they stand out from the rest of his outfit. Makes him look like he dressed up in some nice pajamas then wore some painted-up shrimp boots over his feet.

Meh.... They need to be rubber like Batman's. I think that would solve any issues. Not sure I'm seeing how they stand out though. You girls are just knit picking.:panic:

The planned release date of 2nd/3rd qtr makes me think there will be more than a few adjustments made before it's all said and done... Someone start a petition! :lecture

Darkseed
12-06-2010, 10:09 AM
Only complaint is hands and boots but neither turn me off enough to consider not purchasing. Been mentioned before most figures have inaccuracies, IMO looks more amazing than flawed. Easy purchase.

Calcifer
12-06-2010, 10:10 AM
The look solid and plastic, like Medicom's. Spidey is, by his nature, a character you want to be able to pose in all kinds of funky positions. Plus, they stand out from the rest of his outfit. Makes him look like he dressed up in some nice pajamas then wore some painted-up shrimp boots over his feet.

:goodpost::exactly: ..he is spiderman he needs to be able to bend his feet!:lol:dunno

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 10:10 AM
I guess after all these years people still don't get the:
"Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different"
caption on every HT preview... :rolleyes2

And I guess after all these years poeple still don't get that, for the most part, it is our collective brainstorming, nit-picking, feedback and griping that often makes HT revise their products and give us better pieces at production.

karamazov80
12-06-2010, 10:11 AM
I guess after all these years people still don't get the:
"Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different"
caption on every HT preview... :rolleyes2
And I guess after all these years you don't get that Hot Toys releases these prototypes, in part, to find out what people don't like about them so that they can make adjustments before the final release. :dunno

And Flosi, ____ the rubber suits. Forever.

karamazov80
12-06-2010, 10:12 AM
And I guess after all these years poeple still don't get that, for the most part, it is our collective brainstorming, nit-picking, feedback and griping that often makes HT revise their products and give us better pieces at production.

Snake Eater, you are wise beyond your years. :lol

Calcifer
12-06-2010, 10:12 AM
And I guess after all these years poeple still don't get that, for the most part, it is our collective brainstorming, nit-picking, feedback and griping that often makes HT revise their products and give us better pieces at production.

:exactly: ..Most of the changes between proto and final product come form us complaining:lol.

eighthsamurai
12-06-2010, 10:13 AM
And I guess after all these years poeple still don't get that, for the most part, it is our collective brainstorming, nit-picking, feedback and griping that often makes HT revise their products and give us better pieces at production.

i agree. i don't think HT would change much if people didn't give their negative opinions on their initial pics. no company thesedays is that altruistic. if people didn't hate, they wouldn't change ____.

FLOSI
12-06-2010, 10:16 AM
And I guess after all these years you don't get that Hot Toys releases these prototypes, in part, to find out what people don't like about them so that they can make adjustments before the final release. :dunno

And Flosi, ____ the rubber suits. Forever.

The more I think of it the more I can see why the boots would piss people off... Still, I'm buying this.

Has anyone seen any prices? This would seem low end judging by the accessories... I'll be pissed if he's 165 due to some lame chunk of rock.

The Mike
12-06-2010, 10:18 AM
..Most of the changes between proto and final product come form us complaining.

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

You guys need to refocus your rose colored specs. HT changes nothing based on board complaints, nevermind the complaints on a US board that is dedicated to Sideshow products. Any changes that occur usually are already in process through their R&D department. Maybe from major Asian boards I could see thinking they spur change but if Sideshow doesn't listen to us on the closest thing to an official board that they have to change items, products and policy why would Hot Toys? Do they check the boards? Probably but just to get initial reactions most likely to help with deciding on whether to continue the line from various sources and even that is stretching it.

This is what you'll get, a few tweaks here and there but if you aren't happy with this then you won't be happy with the production piece.

Darkseed
12-06-2010, 10:19 AM
Has anyone seen any prices? This would seem low end judging by the accessories... I'll be pissed if he's 165 due to some lame chunk of rock.

Speculation from a mag clip on the first couple of pages to be around $140 range. Along with black Spidey and Venom :clap

The Mike
12-06-2010, 10:20 AM
Toys2 should have him up today or tomorrow if they follow historic suit so we'll see the gauge there.

ebor
12-06-2010, 10:21 AM
No Peter Parker HS? WTF. I will buy the suit from evil-bay, slap it on a truetype, voila, Spider Man! and not $150-160 :nana:

Cap'n Cook
12-06-2010, 10:21 AM
Credit to Kira Sami at Facebook:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u31/The_Dark_Knight_photos/33969_10150103324471221_562866220_8097003_6978542_ n.jpg

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u31/The_Dark_Knight_photos/63398_10150103324391221_562866220_8097001_5253306_ n.jpg

Price.

..
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Darkseed
12-06-2010, 10:26 AM
eBay dealer has $133 + shipping.

DiFabio
12-06-2010, 10:26 AM
Like I said in a previous thread, I WANT to like this but there's something weird about it. I like how the head works (fabric mask looks great) but it just seems off to me.

Not to mention those ____ing webs on the suit tearing, coming off, lack of glue, etc.

I don't know. Plus it has the Spider-Man 3 logo on it. I wish it was Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 merchandise/licensing. This figure just doesn't feel legit to me.

karamazov80
12-06-2010, 10:29 AM
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

You guys need to refocus your rose colored specs. HT changes nothing based on board complaints, nevermind the complaints on a US board that is dedicated to Sideshow products. Any changes that occur usually are already in process through their R&D department. Maybe from major Asian boards I could see thinking they spur change but if Sideshow doesn't listen to us on the closest thing to an official board that they have to change items, products and policy why would Hot Toys? Do they check the boards? Probably but just to get initial reactions most likely to help with deciding on whether to continue the line from various sources and even that is stretching it.

This is what you'll get, a few tweaks here and there but if you aren't happy with this then you won't be happy with the production piece.
While I don't think HT uses toy forums as the exclusive determinant of what changes they make from prototype to release, there has been a clear correlation between complaints occurring in the English language world (most recently for the Predator robot falcon) and changes to releases. I don't know if Asian collectors were making these same complaints or not, but complaints from collectors they were. You don't know any better than anyone else what their actual process is, but I suspect the input of fans plays a definite role, and is a part of why in-progress prototypes are released before the final product is decided on.

robbiethepainter
12-06-2010, 10:31 AM
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

You guys need to refocus your rose colored specs. HT changes nothing based on board complaints, nevermind the complaints on a US board that is dedicated to Sideshow products. Any changes that occur usually are already in process through their R&D department. Maybe from major Asian boards I could see thinking they spur change but if Sideshow doesn't listen to us on the closest thing to an official board that they have to change items, products and policy why would Hot Toys? Do they check the boards? Probably but just to get initial reactions most likely to help with deciding on whether to continue the line from various sources and even that is stretching it.

This is what you'll get, a few tweaks here and there but if you aren't happy with this then you won't be happy with the production piece.

Have to side with Mike on this one. There are some amazing collectors on this site. People that have such a great eye for details and knowledge of films and character histories. There are even some brilliant customizers that can do things that rival or even exceed what the companies are producing. But I believe that HT has some of the greatest people working for them and have some of the best research available to them at the time of creation. I feel that if HT is making a choice whether we like it or not there is a reason. If they are making his boots plastic it is by choice not because they didnít know better. Iím not saying the choice is in the best interest of the collector but I know it is a choice anyway. Could be a fiscal choice or a production limitation. The only people that know are HT's designers.
Iím sorry but I donít believe that they care what is being discussed on our board here. That doesnít mean I think people should stop. Just donít think that itís going to force change. But hey I could be wrong and probably am.

eighthsamurai
12-06-2010, 10:37 AM
a lot of the complaints on here (whether they read this board or not, and i remember reading somewhere that they do loosely monitor the larger english-speaking boards) end up on their facebook page, where they're directly communicating with customers.

and HT have a MUCH better track record than sideshow for responding to consumer opinion. they've changed a few things in the past based entirely on fan disappointment. sideshow hardly ever does.

robbiethepainter
12-06-2010, 10:41 AM
I will say Sideshow added a second head for FireFly after pages and pages of complaints.

:dunno

eighthsamurai
12-06-2010, 10:42 AM
I will say Sideshow added a second head for FireFly after pages and pages of complaints.

:dunno

oh fair enough... didn't know about that. that'll learn me to make sweeping generalisations!

but it does go to show that complaining isn't always fruitless whining. in this case a lot of people are just a little underwhelmed with the general aesthetic of the fig. it's when people complain about the colour of nostril hair and small things like that that it's going too far. and i think spidey is one people have been looking forward to for a LONG time.

karamazov80
12-06-2010, 10:44 AM
I think Hot Toys openly acknowledged there and in some other instances, "based on collector feedback, we have decided to do X, Y, and Z."

Sideshow, yeah, they usually don't give a ____. Firefly head may have been an exception, but I recall their saying that the potential issues of mass producing a head with that paint job was part of why they held off on it.

(edit: I should of course qualify this by saying that Sideshow's customer support after the purchase blows HT's out of the water)

Wanderer
12-06-2010, 10:49 AM
If I could, I would line up the same whiners and moaners who go from thread to thread like a bunch of locusts, and personally round house their heads Chuck Norris style. No joke. Proper irritating :)

Agen
12-06-2010, 10:53 AM
HI-RES

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6691/spidermanlimitededition.jpg

Dally
12-06-2010, 10:56 AM
I'm rather worried that that webbing and spider will potentially start to peel off.

The Mike
12-06-2010, 10:59 AM
You don't know any better than anyone else what their actual process is, but I suspect the input of fans plays a definite role, and is a part of why in-progress prototypes are released before the final product is decided on.

Well I do know this. Master Replicas back in their heyday used to have someone in charge of just being on forums and taking their input, responding to questions, etc. This person also stated that while they do take criticisms to heart that a lot of the changes or non changes have to do with licensor inputs. Meaning they may have wanted to put the Falcon in but were waiting on the okay from the licensor. They do weird stuff, Marvel for example once approving something it would take hell and highwater to get them to accept a revision, that is why a lot of the SM3 stuff was so different from company to company because once approved they didn't want to budge. I was actually able to talk to the MR/Corgi Marvel license rep and get that from the horse's mouth. MR also stated that boards no matter how large for them made up only 3% of the buying force, Sideshow said something to a similar point before.

While I don't know exactly how it goes here, I will say that I am confident that things aren't that far from the mark in terms of HT or Sideshow in comparison to MR back then. Things they want to change they aren't allowed to, things that they don't want to change they are forced to and it all falls in the approval process.

Saying due to fan's input is a nice way to do PR and get people to think they are part of the process therefore feeling more connected and wanting to purchase the actual piece because it gives them the warm and fuzzys but I still think its a PR stunt and nothing more. Just my two pennies.

Gates70
12-06-2010, 11:04 AM
Some of you guys are just hard to please.

HT basically came out and did what we wished Medicom should have done back then and now there are still people complaining and saying this is an average figure from HT? Come on!!!

For the price they are selling at, HT basically gave us the best possible Spidey in this scale. It's super possible, comes with lots of hands, multiple webbings, and heck, even a clock tower base.

Just yesterday they were a bunch of you guys saying how you rather not have a TM sculpt cause you all prefer an as seamless as possible transition from body to head and HT gave us exactly that.

And now I hear people complaining about not getting a Tobey Sculpt? If they give us a Tobey sculpt, you guys will be complaining how the neck isn't seamless. Jeez...

I am really happy with how it turns out, the boots are not a problem for me (the Medi boots are similar and to me it's the only part done right in that figure) and I will buy at least two.

It's will be my holy grail, a screen accurate Spidey and it will be out around my birthday. Couldn't ask for a better gift.

:exactly: you just saved me from typing all of what I thought.

78Myers
12-06-2010, 11:07 AM
eBay dealer has $133 + shipping.

That would be a good price point.

The Mike
12-06-2010, 11:08 AM
$133 is a definite purchase for me, its amazingly low in terms of HT quality and means I'll probably get the black (which is my favorite, blasphemy I know) as well.

karamazov80
12-06-2010, 11:09 AM
Saying due to fan's input is a nice way to do PR and get people to think they are part of the process therefore feeling more connected and wanting to purchase the actual piece because it gives them the warm and fuzzys but I still think its a PR stunt and nothing more. Just my two pennies.
Well, if you say Hot Toys are liars then that's your prerogative. I wouldn't blame them if they did ignore the customers, but they do appear to listen in some instances.

And though I do understand the licensing and rights issues are big hurdles, I don't think forcing HT to make something look less like the source material makes much sense.

DiFabio
12-06-2010, 11:16 AM
$133 is a definite purchase for me, its amazingly low in terms of HT quality and means I'll probably get the black (which is my favorite, blasphemy I know) as well.

No, not blasphemy. I don't really like Spider-Man 3 or the way they went about the symbiote but the black suit kicks ass. I love the design. It's too bad Parker wasn't an angry bad ass underneath instead of a weird emo kid.

I love all the Spider-Man suits in all three films, even his first makeshift wrestling outfit.

HollandX
12-06-2010, 11:27 AM
No Peter Parker HS? WTF. I will buy the suit from evil-bay, slap it on a truetype, voila, Spider Man! and not $150-160 :nana:

I wonder how they'll get the suit off