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what is the hype about. 09/09/14(Tue)21:28 UTC+1 No.4408823 Report

I Found a bunch of these at the local walgreens. ALL of them had shitty paint apps. I mean, not just a little off, WAAAAY off. Spotty, thin gross paint.

I put it back on the shelf and never looked back.
Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)21:46 UTC+1 No.4408845 Report

Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)21:48 UTC+1 No.4408848 Report

People like the character. When a figure of a character you like exists, it's easy to forgive things like less-than stellar paint apps and whatnot.
what is the hype about. 09/09/14(Tue)22:05 UTC+1 No.4408872 Report

I guess that's understandable. And at $15 I guess you can't really expect much.
Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)22:26 UTC+1 No.4408912 Report

Exactly. I haven't read any comics since the 90's, so I have no clue why someone named Venom is carrying guns, but yeah, seems popular.
Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)22:29 UTC+1 No.4408917 Report

I would still buy him.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:18 UTC+1 No.4409796 Report

wait until you see 6" vader...

the paint apps on his front, particularly up top on his torso/shoulder armor has the same paint problems
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:35 UTC+1 No.4409832 Report

Hasbro continues to shit in your mouths and every time you open them back up, you say "well, how do we know it's going to be shit again?"
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:43 UTC+1 No.4409849 Report

We expect things to have good paint jobs at even $3, just like we did get for the past 30 years.

Hasbro is really fucking things up lately with their paint jobs, but it seems to be an industry wide problem. For whatever reason, paint jobs have been coming out like shit from so many toy companies.
WTF is going on in China?
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:49 UTC+1 No.4409858 Report

what are you showing us here?
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:54 UTC+1 No.4409864 Report

exact paint apps from the mid 00s and mid 80s for $3 figures.

They could still do a good job even just 3 years ago and these cost ~$8 each.

Bad paint jobs from mass market non-bootlegs toys aren't excusable for any amount
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:54 UTC+1 No.4409865 Report

fucking based
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:56 UTC+1 No.4409868 Report

meant to post this, since a lot of people here only like clean toyetic paint jobs and dislike anything with any sort of weathering.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)07:01 UTC+1 No.4409872 Report

There are only a few actual paint apps here though. A lot of those differently colored parts are separately molded parts or tampographs.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)07:01 UTC+1 No.4409873 Report

there's barely any paint on the old one lel
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)07:04 UTC+1 No.4409879 Report

And how many paint apps are in OP's figure?

Same shit, higher price, but somehow expectations are lower? FUCK THAT.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)07:35 UTC+1 No.4409910 Report

and then some circa 2012 Marvel fan picked it up without noticing anything wrong. guess using the cheaper labor payed off.

face it, mainstream success of the IPs is turning Hasbro guys greedy. bet there's someone there comparing his income to RDJ's and thinking he deserves as much for making toys of him.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)07:39 UTC+1 No.4409912 Report

I can give a brief explanation. Flash Thompson, now back from the war in the middle east, yadda yadda yadda, he has the Venom Symbiote now, not a villain and basically the Punisher, but with more tactical tentacles.
Gryphman 09/10/14(Wed)07:42 UTC+1 No.4409915 Report

I'm not entirely certain what point this particular picture is supposed to make. All three look fine to me.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)07:48 UTC+1 No.4409921 Report

Schoolyard bully of Peter Parker, Flash Thompson?
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)07:50 UTC+1 No.4409924 Report

Yeah. He now has no legs.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)07:56 UTC+1 No.4409930 Report

That's my point, unlike OP's Flash.
Toys from before at least had clean paint apps and were placed where it should be.

Even with lines that did have mishaps (like the first waves for this), we still were able to find cleanly placed paint apps among the racks. It's hard to say that now.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)07:58 UTC+1 No.4409934 Report

I believe the intended point of all of these pictures is to evidence decades of well done paint-apps. Not the most concrete argument however, considering collection site photographers would arguably buy the best painted one from the pegs.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)08:15 UTC+1 No.4409949 Report

The white paint they used is shit. Maybe if they weren't so busy counting your money they could get this shit right.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)16:26 UTC+1 No.4410242 Report

Man if only hasbro didn't force you to buy their figures
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)21:36 UTC+1 No.4410622 Report

My little po-dunk town just got 20 of these, dayum, why can't walmart have this distribution?
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)21:50 UTC+1 No.4410649 Report

Because the shitty ones are all thats left after the scalpers move in and buy up all the good ones.
Anonymous 09/11/14(Thu)04:21 UTC+1 No.4411072 Report

It's like you don't even live in the US to be able buy a toy in person from racks full of cheap toys.

The good paint jobs almost always outnumbered the poorly painted toys 5:1, if not all of them were identical. "Almost always" because there was the rare exception where an entire case/wave had fucked up QC.
Nowadays, which is to say, it was only 2 years ago where paint apps were spot on 98% of the time, it's just the opposite. You'll find spotty paint apps everywhere, from missing colors to derpy eyes. And it's not even relegated to a single company neither.
i'd post an image to example this with a recent MonsterArts figure, but it seems 4chan is fucking up.
Anonymous 09/11/14(Thu)04:24 UTC+1 No.4411075 Report

because walmart doesn't want entire cases of just a single figure, especially when they're only going to sell for $15.
Anonymous 09/11/14(Thu)15:12 UTC+1 No.4411519 Report

Anon $3 in 1983 was about 9.00 current value.
Anonymous 09/12/14(Fri)05:58 UTC+1 No.4412872 Report

It's actually ~$7.
Still no reason for paint jobs to have turned so bad in only just 2 years, since we're actually paying more today than we used to back then.
Nevermind that we used to get more complex paint jobs too.....
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