Yeesh, that is not Maggie. I don’t know man. I don’t know what is up with ThreeZero. Did they lose some of their talent to other companies?
The new Jon Snow headsculpt looks worse than the previous one. I’m glad I already have the Eleven head and a spare Hot Toys neck peg. There’s no way I can justify buying him without it.
I really hope their Daenerys 2.0 isn’t dogshit. If it is, I’m gonna pass. Already have the first one. Either way, I don’t see myself getting anymore of their figures. They’ve done some good stuff, like Negan—who I recently got, but they seem to be regressing in the sculpt department.
I think, perhaps, it’s time for 1/6th scale companies to just cut the bullshit and start using 3D printing and face model scanning as the basis for these figures and THEN the artists can go in and perfect the headsculpts and make them even better. For the prices these people are now charging, they should already be doing this crap anyway.
As meh as the new Star Wars film was, I still wanted to pick up the Hot Toys figures, but if that’s the best they can do for Rey and Kylo Ren, using their best sculptor, then I honestly don’t see the point.
Why is it that I can go into Walmart and Target and get a better looking figure? Or to HLJ and BBTS for the Figuarts/Mafex? These sculptors are getting left behind by new age tech. Instead of utilizing them in a smarter and more efficient way, they’re slaving over shit that can barely pass above an 85% likeness.