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The unpainted version was mentioned in the announcement article as an alternative to the usual boys in blue version.

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Looking at the McFarlane model I’m not seeing the price difference for the Bandai model. It will be interesting when I get the two side by side

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There's a massive size difference for one, plus a lot less articulation from the look of things.

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 BrookM wrote:
I've seen early pre-orders pop up for the McFarlane Primaris action figures, both in Ultramarine and unpainted grey ceramite, 18CM tall and priced at €22,99 a piece, current projected release date is.. end of September 2020.

That is pretty reasonable price. I might actually need to get one to paint.

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 BrookM wrote:
There's a massive size difference for one, plus a lot less articulation from the look of things.


Maybe I’ve read the sizes wrong but isn’t the Bandai marine 18cm and the mcfarlane is in their 7 inch range which is just short of 18cm 17.8 to be exact. Not much different. I’m sure the articulations are better, they would need to be significantly better.

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Paint wise it’s going to be hand painted tabletop level for McFarlane (their paint is usually ranges from okay to good but some of their recent stuff like their DOOM figures have had rubbish paintjobs). Bandai’s is pretty much the equivalent of tabletop+ done with an airbrush. A skilled airbrush painter will easily make the unpainted McFarlane figures look better than Bandai’s.

Most McFarlane figures have pretty bad articulation aside from their Halo series, and before then most of their figures were just action statues. You’re not going to get a lot of poses out of it if their Doom Slayer figure is anything to go by. Bandai’s articulation looks like it’s in line with their SH Figuarts figures, which usually have great articulation, and even if it’s closer to their model kits Bandai knows what they’re doing when it comes to articulating big chunky armored guys.

Accessory wise McFarlane usually only includes one weapon and they design the articulation to only accommodate a couple poses with it. Bandai usually includes a good number of accessories, but they’ve only shown the stupid bolt rifle so far. Not even a chainsword or anything.

TL;DR is that you’re paying $40+ purely for articulation that you can’t do much with.

IMO GW should’ve gone with NECA as the main license holder. They always strike a perfect balance between accessories, articulation, sculpt, and paint for the $30 price range. I’d love to see them take on Space Marines and Orks.
   
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Knowing McFarlane, the pose in the picture is the only pose the figure will actually be able to look natural/good in.


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 zend wrote:
Bandai’s articulation looks like it’s in line with their SH Figuarts figures


It's a Bandai Spirits figure according to Japanese listing, so it's a Figuarts in all but name. Packaging may have the Figuarts branding, we've yet to see it.

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 BrookM wrote:
I've seen early pre-orders pop up for the McFarlane Primaris action figures, both in Ultramarine and unpainted grey ceramite, 18CM tall and priced at €22,99 a piece, current projected release date is.. end of September 2020.

With delivery estimates slipping like this, you'd think they were running a kickstarter campaign.




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If the Bandai one turns out to be any good do any of you know of a decent display case for one?
Hot Toys do a really nice one with LED spots but it’s sized for bigger beasts. Same thing you not smaller would be ideal.

https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/lighted-display-case-legend-studio-902154

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When are these hitting the US? I pre-ordered one but status has never changed.
   
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i got the email that says "Great news - your bandai order is on the way!
   
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Good to know. I'll keep an eye out and if I don't see anything I'll give them a call next week. I had mine shipped to store so not sure how that will be handled with the quarantines and such.
   
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Glad to see you guys are getting replies. I haven't heard a peep ever since I placed my order in october so I was getting paranoid.
   
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Got my dispatch email this morning..... don’t think I’ve ever bought something this far in advance before. Not sure I would do it again. That’s been a long wait

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Looks great!

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No space for such things, but it actually looks very cool.
(Don’t like the fact someone missed their mold line removal on the bolter )
   
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Danny76 wrote:
No space for such things, but it actually looks very cool.
(Don’t like the fact someone missed their mold line removal on the bolter )

I think it’s more likely to be a seam. They paint before assembly so that would have to be cut down then repainted which is slow, skilful work so not happening on an item like this.
That said I do feel like they could have engineered the seam to be better hidden, like with the rest of the parts.

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Charax wrote:
And speak of the devil, it just arrived!


Just curious, when did you order yours? I pre-ordered mine on October 2nd but I still haven't gotten any emails.
   
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I ordered mine 5th October, got dispatch notice on 9th May. Should turn up this week by all accounts.
   
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Got mine yesterday. It's a pretty good figure but it's not perfect. Really hoping they do release a blank version because it seems well-designed for disassembly and customization. Worst among the design choices is the oversized bolt rifle. It's terrible. It barely fits in the hands, looks like a toy on the figure, and the clip isn't removable on a $100 figure. The too-big barrel and super flimsy looking flash suppressor make it worse. So I'm fixing that:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAF3XOnAHdi/

I took a bunch of measurements last night against a couple of minis and the measurements mostly check out, which is part of the problem. They should have tweaked a little more as they scaled up to make it more realistic and less toy-like. The shoulder pauldrons are a little narrower on the big fig, and the rifle is significantly longer than it should be in scale. Still, it's chunky and fun and feels good.

   
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I always think bolters are ridiculously oversized. Some seem to like it though. I can go with big but they are just silly

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Copy & pasting from Twitter -

Stompy0 wrote:#Warmongers! be careful with your #BANDAI #warhammer40k Primaris action figure! The neck joint is INCREDIBLY flimsy and WILL snap/twist apart!


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 kmopotato wrote:
Just curious, when did you order yours? I pre-ordered mine on October 2nd but I still haven't gotten any emails.


Ordered on the 5th of October
   
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 usmcchet9296 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QpYAaduWZc

I'm betting this will be re-released as a model sometime soon

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 BrookM wrote:
Spotted in the wild:

Okay seriously, that "knife" is actually a machete, and a big one.

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 Mr_Rose wrote:
Danny76 wrote:
No space for such things, but it actually looks very cool.
(Don’t like the fact someone missed their mold line removal on the bolter )

I think it’s more likely to be a seam. They paint before assembly so that would have to be cut down then repainted which is slow, skilful work so not happening on an item like this.
That said I do feel like they could have engineered the seam to be better hidden, like with the rest of the parts.


Yeah was just jesting, but yeah you’re right if it was somewhere better that’d be nice.
   
 
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