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    Default Re: Rene Belloq 12" figure

    Quote Originally Posted by Deak Starkiller View Post
    I'll be reluctantly getting Belloq on Friday, here's hoping I can find a blue shirt for him. The dig sans the tie and snap seems to be the way to go. Thanks for sharing Wor-Gar. *sigh*
    If the jacket could close without tweaking the suit, he'd look pretty good after futzing -- Sheen or Freeman. It's a shame that one little thing really ruins the whole.

    I know there's more than 'one little thing' wrong here, but everything can be futzed or hidden (tie length) and result in a nice overall Belloq. But with that one troublesome snap, you're forced to see the tie, the high-waisted pants, the tweak in the crotch, etc.

    But if you guys can get a cheap blue shirt, then he does make a suitable and more familiar Belloq for your shelf.

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    I still want to get the idol enviro!

    Nothing on ebay yet.

    Hope they dont start selling for too much.

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    The idol pedestal is really a great piece.

    The upset with Belloq really distracted me, but all-in-all I'm glad I got the pedestal now.

    And to think I almost cancelled the pedestal and got a reg Belloq.

    The pedestal also shows great promise for the SS ark if they make those fixes.

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    Well, the exclusive Belloq is really a mixed bag.

    My standards aren't really that high. I think Belloq is decent. I'm not a huge Indy aficionado. Two years ago I couldn't have even picked Belloq out of a line-up of movie villians, if that gives you an idea of where I'm coming from. Having said that, for a guy in a suit, he's not that bad. I'm not sure what the "pinching" is all about, I think the suit fits fine, of course, the collar is kinda big, and I don't think the jacket lays correctly around the neck and shoulders, but I have that complaint about my HT Joker v1, soooo. . . that's just a general issue with 1/6 scale figures.



    Mine has floppy legs, the butt-thigh joint thing, that gap at the butt is a problem. It just can't support the weight of the upper body. As far as I'm concerned, this Prometheus body is a dud. I don't have the Harbinger, but I'm not impressed, more on that as I get to the pedestal. And yeah, that silver button has gotta go. If they had set it in a bit, so it wasn't right on the edge of the jacket, it might have been less obtrusive. Belloq is definitely not an $80.

    Now, the reason Belloq was even made at all.



    Pretty cool. I wish there was an easier way to tell where the curved platform fits on the main pedestal, you can definitely tell where it fits, as it sits flush against a certain part, but you just have to twist it around the base until it fits correctly. I've no complaints about the base. If you figure it was about a $60 piece, it's a pretty sweet deal. If you figure it was an $80 and Belloq was a $60 figure, it makes Belloq easier to deal with Guess what happens when you figure that the pedestal was $100



    The good news is that it just barely fits in a Detolf, which would have been a crushing defeat had it not. No, the main problem with the Idol pedestal is not with the pedestal itself, but its companion piece.



    Look at those goofy chicken legs. Indy's legs are so wobbly, he can't properly crouch over the idol, and IMO kinda ruins the display aspect. That damn Prometheus body!! You've gotta bow his legs out to make him hunch over the idol.

    All in all, I think it's worth it. The diorama aspect is cool overall, and perhaps if I put Indy on a TrueType he'd be able to assume the correct crouching pose. And I think I'm going to keep Belloq. There's just something about him that I dig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwedishHeat View Post
    And I think I'm going to keep Belloq. There's just something about him that I dig.
    Good, I don't want people to cancel. He's still Belloq -- one of Indy's best villains.

    It's nice to see someone else's Belloq up. Maybe its the angle, but your jacket sure looks like it fits better than mine.

    If I could have gotten mine to look like that I probably would have kept it that way instead of doing my drastic wardrobe change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wor-Gar View Post
    The pedestal also shows great promise for the SS ark if they make those fixes.
    What's wrong with the Ark? It is clearly different from the Hasbro one, but I haven't done any movie to figure comparisons to see what's wrong with either. Which one is overall more accurate?

    Hasbro:



    I certainly like the finish on this one better.





    or Sideshow:



    I like the carrying rods on this one better.



    Which one would God prefer if He were collecting 1/6 replicas of His power? Hmmm

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    I have to admit, I am one of the crazy ones that is just getting Belloq. I just did not want the pedestal, I wanted Belloq. I love Raiders and had to have Belloq, and with a decent repaint I see him turning out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentSurfer View Post
    Which one would God prefer if He were collecting 1/6 replicas of His power? Hmmm
    God has nothing to do with it or my Belloq would fit his suit.

    Right now, Hasbro is better -- I never thought I'd say that.

    But I expect SS to fix the inaccurate pole covers at least. Yes, even though I was let down today I still have faith.

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    So Hasbro's pole covers are MORE accurate? Huh. what about the overall size/ shape? The SS one seems to be less wide and the angels are bigger.

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    There's a thread here somewhere about the Hasbro ARK that has all the info you need about the differences. I'm not sure, but the SS ark has many problems like you mentioned. Hasbro's overall scale is better in proportions I believe.

    If you can get the Hasbro ark, you should, no matter what it is a great piece to have...and will probably be hard to come by soon.

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