Post by supergetterv on Apr 18, 2016 11:52:18 GMT -5
Preordered Megaman and Megaman Exe at amiami at 3700 yen each. I did buy the D-Arts Megaman once, but gave it away as a present. Don't quite remember if they reissued it and I missed out on it. The D-Arts did come with Rush but this one at 4 inches should fit in nicely with the other D-Arts figures and the rest of my Megaman Collection. Plus, it looks like this one should have better articulation and probably don't that the problem of parts falling off like the D-Arts version and the Kotobukiya model kit.
Strange. I could have sworn there was another thread for that line with pictures of the Getter pilots, but I can't find it. I'll just post some here, then.
On their Facebook page, Sentinel just posted some more pics of Ryoma (releasing this month), Hayato and what are hopefully just stand-ins for Benkei and Mushashi. I wouldn't be mad if Sentinel decided to make the two Getter 3 pilots into non-articulated figures - as long as they're cheaper, obviously -, just not a simple repaint with a head swap.
The Getter pilots did have a very "crooked melting" look on their face in Armageddon. Maybe a bit TOO hot-blooded.
It looks like they tried to much to be anime-accurate; an exact copy of one particular frame. In the end, the face looks great and very anime-accurate from a high angle (CHAAAANGE GETTEEER OOOONE!!! style), but somewhat weird from a low angle (like the pic with the gun, next to Getter 1).
Now that I think of it, I wish these figures came with a seat with articulated levers like in the anime.
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2016 12:42:47 GMT -5 by krimpov
Actually, Sentinel hasn't said anything and it's still listed for an August release on their website, but both AmiAmi and HLJ changed the release on theirs. So maybe it's just a matter of days; maybe Sentinel did ship it very late this August.
Post by supergetterv on Sept 20, 2016 12:01:29 GMT -5
Received the Megaman and Megaman EXE yesterday from AMIAMI. Both look nice but are really small. EXE looks better IMO. Paid average of $42 with shipping included. While it does scale nicely with the D-Arts figures, $42 is still high for such a small figure. And unlike D-Arts figures, there are no jewels or clear parts. The plastic is similar to the Optimus Prime Pen that was also made by Sen-Ti-Nel. It's a durable plastic that's really light weight. No ratchet joint. But because the figure is so light, it's able to hold poses without any problems. And the articulation on the figure is fantastic. Unlike the D-Arts, parts doesn't fall off. It's a fun little figure. In comparison to the D-Arts version, it was priced similarily during retail. I think I got mine at around $39 before tax. The D-Arts also came with a bunch more accessories, like blast effect parts and Rush. This one has one alternate face, a buster, and two open hands. Again, they packaged the unnecessary Sen-Ti-Nel display base. Which is one of the reason they needed a bigger packaging and reason this is priced at $42. My recommendation on this, wait for a sale.
If you only consider the figure by itself, ignoring the accessories (even Rush) and the price, which one is better? Sentinel's or the D-Arts Mega Man?
PS : My Ryoma is on the way, but it's flying SAL so it might take a while.
Articulation wise the Sentinel version is better. The joints move fluidly. No sqweeks or tightness. Things stay in place and the body parts don't bang into each other. It's super easy to pose. One of the things I truely dislike on most D-Arts figures is how easy the part fall off. I know they made it so parts are swappable between figures but it also makes the figure a lot less fun to poses. Aesthetics wise, is hard call. Bandai's D-Arts has a better finish look. The clear plastic gems can be found on the end of the blaster, bottom of the feet and the side of the helmet. Whereas sentinel just painted these parts red. Plastic, the D-Arts uses a much shinier hard plastic. Sentinel version is more of a matte softer plastic. Anyway, congratulations with the Ryoma figure. Here is my quick snap shot of the Megaman figure in my display, standing next to D-Arts Megaman X. I no longer have the D-Arts Megaman cause I gave that one away a long time ago as a birthday present to my cousin.
So that's really what they're going to do with Benkei and Musashi : little statues. The exact same body with a skin tone.
I know they usually put those small prints about "the final product that could differ from the images shown" because their lawyer(s) told them to and they don't mean much, but I hope they do differ. Because that's just disappointing.
Preordered the Hayato set today thats due in February. Dont know if this set is a web exclusive or if Hayato alone will be a mass release. Either way i wanted all three figures so i went with this set.
ABS is a hard plastic (like Lego and plastic model kits, you can NOT push in even with your finger nails. Its the safe plastic.) PVC is a soft plastic. (Most Hands and effects accessories of our beloved robots are made of these.)
I'd say there's a lot of ATBC-PVC in there, then. Not 100% sure though.
Some parts, like the coat and the legs feel like hard plastic, but their extremities (the torn edges of the clothes) are relatively flexible. All of those are soft enough to leave a mark into them with a fingernail. The scarf and the chains are definitely softer than the rest.