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Capt John Hart action figure

Have you seen this picture of the figure????  dear good lord...  He's distinctly pop-eyed and YELLOW! The red jacket looks cheap too... Hope the real McCoy looks better but i fired off this message to SciFiCollectors...

"Oh my good God... PLEASE tell me that this face is not going to be on the final product!  Pop-eyed or what???!!!
As the original prototype face was such a good likeness of James Marsters [proving it can be done], i put in an order for me and 3 overseas friends and i'm HORRIFIED at this... this cheap-looking 'oriental-knock off' that looks like it should be valued at £2.99 - not the top of the line figure we were expecting from the excellent pictures of the prototype used to sell the figure - that actually does look like James and has drawn many people to want to buy the figure who wouldn't normally.
If it turns out to be as bad as it looks and the painting is such shoddy work [did you have it mass produced in Taiwan by people who have never seen James?? never mind the cheap looking colours], i think you should consider re-painting the face [hope the colour isn't as yellow as the picture too!] or dropping the price to a more suitable level; unless it is meant to look like a manga cartoon version???
However, i shall live in hope i'm wrong, leave my orders in and await the arrival of the figures and my final verdict - but you may want to consider what i have already heard on the internet - that many have seen this picture now and will not be buying it, if they have not already ordered it.  Indeed some are considering cancelling their orders..."

i'll keep you posted on any possible response...  i think this could constitute false advertising personally...  *shudders*



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kazzy_cee
Apr. 19th, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
I agree it's false advertising. I'm thinking of cancelling my order - I've already got a cross eyed Cpt Jack (which I'm honestly not that worried about) but I really don't want a cross eyed Cpt John!!
lovejames
Apr. 19th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Not so much cross-eyed as pop-eyed, i thought... Wondering if i can do a touch-up myself...
Well, i've warned SciFiCollectors so they only have themselves to blame if they do get lots of cancellations and possible returns to retail outlets - which will get sent back to them if they have any sense - other than that they'll wind up in the sale bins for peanuts...
It makes me SO cross because we can see from the prototype, a good likeness CAN be done and the costume detailing is so good - so WHY haven't they carried it forward?? i'm leaving my order in and hoping against hope for the best

Edited at 2009-04-19 01:55 pm (UTC)
vampgaia
Apr. 23rd, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
OMG! That is horrid. I do hope what we get is better. What has happened to taking pride in your work ???
lovejames
Apr. 23rd, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
Himber says they will be selling some at Union Chapel apparently, so i'll have a good look at them then.
i'll report back later but if the release/delivery? date is 30th April, they may be waiting for me when i get home - depending on speed of delivery - or the following week anyway.
Jean and i were hoping they would be delivered before MayDay, so she could take her's home with her but there's always some bug in the butter, isn't there?? :D
If the figure is too horrible, we can discuss what to do about it. Jean may decide she really doesn't like it and i will try sending it/them back. i'll have a look and see if the eyes are repairable with my little paintbrush - but really i shouldn't have to...
*sighs* It'll be horrid if the only Capt John figure looks like a cartoon cutout and nobody wants one!
*crossing fingers in hope*
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