Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

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Re: Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

Postby NoisyDvL5 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:24 am

I'm not going to disagree with you though it might sound like disagreement is inherent in this statement.

If Vigo didn't turn out lackluster, he wouldn't fit in with the rest of the line. :lol:


I have really mixed feelings on him. I sit back and think what Neca could've done with him and, yeah, that's what a lot of us "meh"ers are comparing him too. I don't need everything to be "Neca-like" and I'm focusing on that though. I'm interested in getting him in hand and see how much (if any) of an improvement he is over Louis and see if the in-house Mattel designers are on any kinda of a learning curve as we get to that Dana.
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Re: Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

Postby Lay Ze-Man » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:40 am

NoisyDvL5 wrote:If Vigo didn't turn out lackluster, he wouldn't fit in with the rest of the line. :lol:


LOL, yeah can't really argue with you there!

And yeah, I mean looking at a NECA Assassin's Creed figure for example, a NECA Vigo would be all kinds of detailed awesomeness!

I just hate the steady downward march by Mattel on ALL of their collector product towards "Good enough."

No strive for excellence anywhere anymore, just "Good enough" and on the next.
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Re: Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

Postby PrfktTear » Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:56 pm

I did have second thoughts about ordering him today though. Like, why bother to buy something for a line I don't care about any more. Other than the soft facial sculpt I'm okay with how he turned out. I'm glad Pixel Dan posted his video review last night, it definitely helped me. I'll wait until I have Vigo in hand to make up my mind though.
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Re: Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

Postby NoisyDvL5 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:18 pm

So... I opened Vigo.


It's going to be very hard to review him. I don't think he's that bad a figure, but his articulation has obvious flaws (he can't do his iconic painting pose, for example). I'm just not sure where to strike the balance. I think the folks that want him criticized will surely think I'm being too soft and the folks that love him will think I'm being too critical.

So, par for the course, really. :lol:
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Re: Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

Postby PrfktTear » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:07 pm

I haven't opened mine yet --- and I've been pondering just leaving him MOC. Thoughts?
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Re: Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

Postby Lay Ze-Man » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:25 pm

NoisyDvL5 wrote:I don't think he's that bad a figure if he'd have been released in 1998


Fixed that for ya. [smile]
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Re: Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

Postby NoisyDvL5 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:40 am

See, that's what I mean. He's not a Total Justice figure. :lol:
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Re: Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

Postby Lay Ze-Man » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:45 pm

Oooh, the JLU vs Vigo, that would be pretty sweet.
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Re: Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

Postby PrfktTear » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:27 pm

So I still can't make up my mind as to whether or not I want to open my Vigo figure or not! XD
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Re: Ecto-Thread: Ghostbusters! (SDCC 2011 News Pg. 18)

Postby NoisyDvL5 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:15 pm

If you want a Vigo on your shelves, he'll do. He won't win any awards doing it, but that's true for the whole line.


I'm stuck on whether or not to order the RTBY Venkman. I do want the Taxi Ghost and I don't mind having that little subset completed, but he's going to be cheaper later isn't he? I mean, I know that's true for just about every toy I buy, but it's just kinda bleh on spending $30 on him right now.
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