Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Javier, Jul 18, 2015.
@daimchoc posted pics from @Aerlesea in Bot Fest 2017 - Singapore Event
There is definitely a shade of pink on the whites
Wing forgot to separate his laundry. Then he died.
Who's the red and white Rodimus?
He is kinda pink. Hope that isn't the final plastic color.
Getting delayed again?
No he's in production right this second. Sample in above photos is a final production version.
Wow, Thank a lot . that's good news.
Waiting for reviews and hoping he is less pink in person.
Heh, so it's still got the visible splitting seam on the front of the shins due to the seam being on the front where it's really obvious (especially on a white panel) instead of locating the seam on the side of the leg or hidden under a panel line where it's not noticeable.
I mentioned this way back when the test shot photos were released and it was being reviewed by Paik, and was told "Oh no, that's just the test shot, that'll be alllll fixed in the production version." Riiiight. One of those times I wish I wasn't right. =\
My Iron Factory seekers have part assembly seams on the shins too technically, but I never notice those in hand, only in photos. So I doubt you'll have anything to worry about once you have this guy in front of you. You can see the exact same figure standing on the same desk here in Unems pics and the seams are far less pronounced. Just like the pink hue phenomenon its just one of those bizarre light/shadow/temperate/color things that you get with certain photos of plastic figures I think.
I don't really hold Legends scale figures to the same standard as larger scales. As far as UNem's photos, it does look better there, though he's got it angled to where we only see the front of the right shin and the lighting is positioned in a way that blows out that surface a bit so you can't see the seam at all, which makes sense since he's taking a thoughtful photo designed to put the figure in its best light (no pun intended). It's also unknown whether the photos are retouched in post-prod to remove any imperfections. fwiw, I think it's perfectly acceptable to do things like that for what are essentially product marketing shots, but it also means I wouldn't weight them as heavily when seeking photos that reflect the authentic nuances of the real world product that might sit on my shelf the way a set of casual photos will in less-than-ideal lighting at a convention display.
Here's another of Unems pics, here you can see the seam on the left leg more clearly.
The seams are clearly there but this photo does have its focal point between the right shoulder and head with the right portion of the picture blurred.
You can also see seams on the forearm wrist cuffs and the upper shoulder spikes, I don't find the leg seams to be any more pronounced than those ones.
Final sample, huh? I'm still nervous about the pink hue. I get that certain lighting can make plastics look different in photos but he's standing right next to another white figure, and Drift looks fine. The same phenomenon shows up in these photos:
Gallery - Ages Three and Up / Mastermind Creations at CollectorFest 2017
I'm not trying to call you out or anything, it just appears that these two figures might have been produced at different factories, with different plastics and might not match as much as I'd prefer when standing next to each other on a shelf. Who knows, perhaps they'll be fine in hand.
I find it super unlikely that remolds are made at different factories, since the molds would need to transported back and forth from one factory to another. And if each factory has a copy of the mold, you're essentially paying for some of the same parts to be tooled twice, in which case why do a remold in the first place? (I'm sure there's something about the economics of mass-producing plastics that I'm missing.)
Of course, even if they're at the same factory, it doesn't explain the temperature difference in whites when he and Beta are standing next to each other
Pics tend to exaggerate those type of things as well. Take FT Koot…that fuckugly seam right up his chest in pics is hardly noticeable in person.
Complaints about seams on a robot make about as much sense to me as complaints about visible screws.
As you were.
damn. I was hoping the threadbump meant some "in-stock" notices.
Wing looks good,but I am not sure about that Drift.
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