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Anyone receive their TK Showa Trooper yet?

Post by haaspodge on Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:52 pm

just wondering if anyone received their TK Showa Troopers yet?

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Post by UsedUniverse on Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:19 am

Shipping for these were just announced. Sometime in Nov they should start showing up.
Check 3A Latest News and Updates thread at top on the main page.
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Post by KORNdog on Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:34 am

Got mine a couple days ago. Its a great figure in terms of build quality and QC (something i've found lacking in recent releases) but i ordered the white colourway with very little weathering and while i technically recieved that version by name, its certainly not white anymore. They've dirtied it up a ton and so its more an off shade of brown/grey than the stormtrooper white it was advertised as.

I've contacted CS to see if this is a mistake (it honestly looks like it has been weathered like the yellow and white variant) or if they just randomly changed their mind as to how it was painted? Even the underlying plastics and rubbers used Seem like they're more grey than white? Just feels like false advertising a little to me and i'm a little dissapointed

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Post by Chivo on Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:44 am

You got any pictures to show KORNdog? Still waiting for mine...
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Post by KORNdog on Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:17 am

I've been asked to take pictures by CS and i'll do that some time tomorrow so i'll post them here too. Maybe i just got unlucky with a heavy handed painter? Or they increased the brightness and contrast of the photos they took? but it looks nothing like the promotional images.

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Post by KORNdog on Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:01 pm

Heres what the figure looks like in hand

https://imgur.com/a/BRySj

Heres what it looked like during sale

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f9/2e/e9/f92ee93dcd3e13c4f863f3fac1cf27f4.png

I have the lost star warrior too (white and orangy yellow helmet) and that is clearly white, using white plastic. This looks more like 2 shades of dirty grey to me? Im just curious if it was an intentional design choice to make the white variant look more like arid patrol?




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Post by Skipper11x on Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:53 pm

That's nothing like the sale pic. Still nice though but definitely not what you were expecting
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Post by dtrain on Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:58 am

I also picked up the Rangers and was hoping for that clean look, but knowing 3A I figured they'd end up as weathered dirty birds. Still cool with me, but if I was buying solely on that advert pic without any knowledge of how 3A does shit I'd be kinda pissed. DIY is the only guaranteed clean.
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Post by KORNdog on Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:36 am

Tbh, i think the pro's of the figure outweigh the paint application issues, but the figure being so good (no loose joints, no broken parts, nice and poseable, great design etc) somehow makes the way the paint has turned out more annoying. They were so close to nailing it! . If i knew this was how ranger was going to end up, i'd have probably just gone for the arid patrol colourway since its only marginally more dirty now anyway, or if i was told the only way to get a clean white look was the DIY, i'd have gone for that.

I just feel kind of mislead, and after so many releases where i have to request new hands or feet, or get figures with weak joints, or have to jump through hoops to get figures re-sent after being lost in transit, or no pose-ability in a figure at all (master chief) and figures like the joker costing insane amounts given what they actually are and the accessories they come with...i think its all just built up and this was the straw that broke the camels back. This is my last order with threeA. I have no more pre-orders. After several years, close to 100 purchases i think i'm done...i'll probably pick up the 1/12 judge fire if they ever get around to it just to finish the collection, and then i'm out.

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