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By YAK_Chewie
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Now that we are seeing Hasbro dipping into photo real tech for 3.75" figures, what are your thoughts?

Do you like what you see so far, and how do you think this may influence your purchasing habits? Will you be more inclined to "re-purchase" earlier figures that are released again with the updated applied to their faces?

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By DarthParallax
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Hasbro always has refined their figures over the years , and it's been nice to see. I remember back in 95 the first luke they did was dubbed He-Man Luke because of his muscles. Then not too far after the came with a more "proportionate" Luke (guess that's right term) which looked more spot on for the time and I was pretty happy with how it looked too. So it's nice seeing them once again retooling these figures for higher end scans and sculpting. I mean Leia's face looks spot on almost in that picture.

Not being so mucah as a line completest as I was back in the day i'm sure I'll grab the ones that look the best out of them along with ones making their first appearance to the 3 3/4 line for sure.
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By darth_sidious
#168505
I think in some cases its an upgrade, but with others, it frankly makes the figure look odd. Almost like everyone is wearing blurry makeup. Its probably better suited for larger scales. It doesn't warrant a re-purchase for my collecting needs - after so many years of collecting, I cant buy minor changes to a face when the sculpt is the same. I look forward to seeing it on NEW figures / characters to judge whether it looks better than the tradition deco.
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By Jodo
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If the paint apps look super good I will upgrade some figures. My main concern is that their faces aren’t too pixilated. The Jurassic figures suffer from that, or the prints aren’t on the sculpt straight either. If they aren’t printed on the figures in the right place it doesn’t help that they are now more detailed.
By frosty
#168951
I quite like the new tech on the faces, long as everything lines up correctly it shouldn't be a problem, han in stormtrooper gear looks ace with it, already rebought Leia boushh, that one is an improved figure over the black series one, and I will probably rebuy a few more, depends how they look
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By Jodo
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I have three of these now, and I’m honestly not entirely happy with them. I wondered if, like the Jurassic World line, they’d be too pixelated. Also, the issue of them printed the face on properly came to mind.

Overall, I think Leia’s looks really good. Lando is a bit wonky, and just seems a bit off. Han’s face is by far the worst. The sculpt isn’t the best on that one anyway, but it looks more like modern art than Harrison Ford.

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By darth_sidious
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My first photo real figure was Crait Luke, and that was a botched job, so thought I'd give a different character a try - I spotted the TVC Hoth Leia repaint online for $10 shipped, so I snagged one (because I had reward points to burn). I wasn't too keen on buying any of these rehashed paintjobs at first, but Leia looks great. I still love the Hoth Leia from the Solo basic line, but I can never have too many Leia figures. I'm an opener, but I love the cardback so much, that I might actually keep this one carded because its mint as well. Its probably one of my favorite cardbacks from the entire TVC run. Hopefully we can get an ANH Leia (hood up) with a similar likeness before TVC comes to a close. A TFA General Leia (vest) with photo real tech would also be nice, considering how the TBS 3.75 figure of her from TFA turned out...
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By Lance Quazar
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darth_sidious wrote:My first photo real figure was Crait Luke, and that was a botched job, so thought I'd give a different character a try - I spotted the TVC Hoth Leia repaint online for $10 shipped, so I snagged one (because I had reward points to burn). I wasn't too keen on buying any of these rehashed paintjobs at first, but Leia looks great. I still love the Hoth Leia from the Solo basic line, but I can never have too many Leia figures. I'm an opener, but I love the cardback so much, that I might actually keep this one carded because its mint as well. Its probably one of my favorite cardbacks from the entire TVC run. Hopefully we can get an ANH Leia (hood up) with a similar likeness before TVC comes to a close. A TFA General Leia (vest) with photo real tech would also be nice, considering how the TBS 3.75 figure of her from TFA turned out...


I won't be upgrading any of my figures with the new tech, unless I happen to find one in a store (hahahahaha!) and it looks amazing.

But I'm really unimpressed with the results of this new technique. The results are mixed at best. Of the figures I have, Skiff Lando is pretty sketchy, Young Lando is pretty good and Crait Luke is...okay.

But, I'd really rather have figures that I could look at without reading glasses to discern their faces, eyes and expressions. Everyone is squinty at best, rough and pixelated at worst.
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By darth_sidious
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I don't think they've perfected the technique in this scale, because some look good while others are way off. Hoth Leia looks great, and from the images I've seen, so does Vader. Crait Luke was a disappointment, because photo real should apply to the hair as well - and nothing about his hair or beard looked realistic. I'm someone that has no desire to buy upgrades either, and I'd never pay $14 (w/ tax) for a repaint. I found Leia for $10, and used reward points, so I think I paid $1.50, lol - I'm fine with that!

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