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Super Powers Micro Figure 3 Pack 2016 SDCC Exclusive


just posted in the jumbo thread but thought as its close to the show and might get missed ,quickest way to bring this to everyones attention who might want to get in on this was its own thread

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Super Powers Micro Figure 3 Pack 2016 SDCC Exclusive
In 1984, Kenner began to release the next of their extremely popular action figure lines, the DC Super Powers Collection! This line included heroes such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many, many more. Gentle Giant Ltd. is proud to announce the DC Super Powers Micro Figures San Diego Comic Con Exclusive 3 Pack as the newest offering in this stunning line of retro figures. This Exclusive 3 pack includes Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman. These Micro Figures were created using state of the art 3D technology. Gentle Giant Ltd. has taken the original DC Super Powers action figures and created a highly accurate micro digital model with the use of 3D scanners. This digital model was then scaled down to 2 inches tall and printed using top of the line 3D Systems printers. The DC Super Powers Collection Micro Figures – Series 1 from Gentle Giant Ltd. will be made from high quality PVC plastic. Many of the figures will also include fabric capes and accessories. Finally, these incredible figures will feature retro art packaging, and come in a protective re-sealable blister pack.
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of course ,not to sound too self serving emoticon if anyone knows how to get these to the uk please let me know lol
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 emoticon I've taken a close look at some of the photos of the Super Powers Micro Figures 3 pack that sellers on ebay have listed. The paint detail on Wonder Woman's face is horrible! Superman's and Batman's face detail is also very sloppy. These look like dollar store figures unlike Gentle Giant's promo-photos, which actually look like the original figures scaled down. I hope these are not typical of the production because they really look terrible. emoticon

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 emoticon I've taken a close look at some of the photos of the Super Powers Micro Figures 3 pack that sellers on ebay have listed. The paint detail on Wonder Woman's face is horrible! Superman's and Batman's face detail is also very sloppy. These look like dollar store figures unlike Gentle Giant's promo-photos, which actually look like the original figures scaled down. I hope these are not typical of the production because they really look terrible. emoticon



You're definitely not wrong. This was the one SDCC exclusive that I bought this year. I had preordered it before SDCC, and then waited for several weeks after Comic Con was over, before it arrived. In the interim between when I ordered it and when it arrived in the mail, I started seeing other people's in-hand pics, and went from being excited about this release to being disappointed with it. However, when it actually arrived, it became clear to my why the detail in the pics seemed so sloppy-these figures are reeeeeaaaaaallly tiny. To help illustrate this, I'll show you a few pics that I took.

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Here's one of the micro Batman next to the original Super Powers Batman

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I'm not completely excusing the sloppy detail. I wish it were better, but I think when trying to work with figures of that scale, it's probably difficult. I will say they do look a little better in hand, in my opinion.

Here's one more pic of the box art, which in my opinion is where this release really shines. The box art is beautiful.

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Overall, these Gentle Giant figures seem to be a mixed bag. The jumbo figures look great, but lack the knee articulation, and are expensive. The micro figures are kind of neat, but are so small that the details, on the faces especially, don't look very good. The packaging looks cool, and it looks good on the shelf next to other Super Powers stuff, but with what the stuff costs, I'll probably just pick up a few favorites rather than trying to get all of them.
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Thank you for the photos. I guess you're right, they really are tiny and expecting them to look as good as the original figures is not realistic. But remember, Gentle Giant's promo photos really had them looking great, so in comparison, they truly are shockingly bad.
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Yeah, I completely agree with you that those promo photos were misleading. I suspect that they just used photographs of actual Super Powers figures. If that's the case, they shouldn't have done that because it's misleading and it raises expectations.
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I picked up 4 of the 5 available figures at Walgreens last night, I just happened to see them. I got Batman, Robin, Joker and The Flash. The Walgreens exclusive Lex Luthor wasnt there so I guess I have to hit other Walgreens to finish my set. It was late so I didnt have a chance to look them over or take pictures but from what I saw I liked them. I little pricey at $[sign in to see URL].
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