As promised, police line up "frost demon" style! I hope you approve Bran-cakes.
I still haven't removed the pegs from freeza 3rd form so I cant line them up without the base just like you did.
My best advice would be not to be so consumed by trying to whittle the pegs down so they're completely flush with the base of the foot, as I was. I'd suggest leaving a small amount of the peg to keep him for tumbling over. He does manage to stand alright for me in my display case, so it's not an entire blunder at least.
Post by The Great Saiyaman on Feb 6, 2014 17:24:27 GMT -6
That's a great-looking lineup. That third form Frieza is really something. The 2nd form Frieza looks pretty incredible, but he's too big for me. It's a shame they never made a King Cold based off that sculpt. It'd look absolutely incredible.
Know if there are any smaller 2nd form Friezas out there that would work with figuarts?
Post by SupremeKai on Feb 25, 2014 20:56:36 GMT -6
Well, I'm still at it! I've been slooowly chipping away at what I consider to be the most desirable figures from both the Irwin and Jakks Pacific 5" lines. You'd be surprised with just how well many of them display with the figuarts. Some of them, I think, are even are on par with the figuarts. There really are some hidden gems amongst the ranks. If you're looking to expand you figuarts collection further, as I currently am now, look no further! I can't say exactly which of these figures are new to the collection, as it has been a while since I actually took the time to update it. I do still have several other figures that I am now contemplating, either a valid use for or a way to physically squeeze them in there. I really want to do something with Irwin's King Kai and the upcoming SH Figuarts regular Goku. Surely, with all those extra faces there is a myriad of possible poses to explore. Can't wait for that crap! Plus, I'm still waiting on a MOC Irwin Dabura and Hercule to arrive in the mail. So there's that to look forward to in the mean time. Not a lot more I can say, I'm afraid. Enjoy!
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I had thought that Dabura was roughly equal in proportions to Jakk's' Super Buu, is that wrong?
Hercule, in my opinion, was always one of the best Irwin figures produced - but as you said, there was always something peculiar about his eyes. Which probably explains why I've been holding off adding him to my collection for all these years. But that's easily remedied with a little bit of paint and patience.
Have you considered buying figures from Timone? Most of his are pretty mint and he has a really good selection. He has tons of figures that would compliment Figuarts more than they do 5 inch scale collections... Jakks SS3 Gotenks... Jakks rerelease of Irwin energy blaster Gohan in armor (neither release has shading on any of the colors unfortunately)... Irwin Dende... Irwin Krillin with hair... Jakks Kibitoshin. And you'd probably like PuiPui because like Dabura he isn't out of 5 inch scale, but he's super well painted by Irwin.
Post by Adrenaline on Feb 26, 2014 11:59:35 GMT -6
Bran's suggestions are good, especially Irwin Gotenks and Irwin Krillin w/hair. Though, I think Pui Pui is awfully painted. Irwin made him gray and dark green...the guy is supposed to be white and black. lol
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Post by SupremeKai on Feb 26, 2014 15:20:16 GMT -6
Yeah, I've got a MOC Pui-Pui that I'm still undecided upon. Generally, I prefer to buy as many of the figures that I can as MOC, rather than loose. It's really hit and miss buying loose figures on the net. They are almost never as good as you'd imagine or much much worse. So, naturally MOC makes the most sense to me.
Post by SupremeKai on Feb 26, 2014 21:27:50 GMT -6
I've been trying to haggle him out of that custom Gotenks absorbed Super Buu, but I think he's a just little reluctant to sell it as the condition isn't the best. So, it's kind of the same old situation. Although, I've had a rather successful streak with good condition loose figures lately. That Super Buu was loose and is in incredible condition, as was the Shin and Kabito I bought from the same seller. So it is possible to find good used figure on the bay, just a bitch filtering through all the beat up garbage people want top dollar for. Not that the last statement was applicable to Tim in any way, more so a general statement. You know?
Post by SupremeKai on Feb 26, 2014 21:42:14 GMT -6
Also, I forgot to mention that I did a quick improvement on the Irwin Babidi's eyes. Mine, like most I've seen had been almost completely covered by the wash paint effect from factory, giving him very murky brown coloured eye white. A light rub with a magic sponge removed the spillover and restored Babidi's eyes to a bright white finish. A very minor adjustment but you'd be surprised just how much of a difference it makes to the figure's overall appeal.
Well, admittedly this isn't much of an update really. Only two new additions, neither of which are figuarts and only one of them will be staying in the display permanently. I have to say that I am thoroughly impressed with my new Irwin Dabura; Hercule, not so much. I'll have a play around with his face and see if I can breathe some much needed character back into the figure. I don't like his muddy eyes and teeth. He looks like a homeless Englishman on a crank bender! Next update to be my new HSCF SS Gotenks, then it's SHF Goku + Irwin King Kai and thereafter the two android siblings, completing my triad of evil. All of these figure still to come and I'd also very much like to find a spare SHF Trunks to display his regular state also. I'm beginning to have some serious doubts of whether my little shelf can squeeze them all in...
Perhaps, I might have to cull 2nd Form Cell and Hercule what are your thoughts?
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