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Re: Official BE@RBRICK Thread

Post by m_fotografiert » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:33 am

Is there anybody else getting really annoyed about the new 1000s joint quality? They shake and squeek so bad.

I understand, that Medicom changed the manufacturing process for a better Water Print quality, but it is soooo bad overall. The bears are weaker at every joint, the arms are hanging quite loose, the upper body is always a little bit hanging forward, not standing completly upright like the old ones. The legs sound completly hollow when you knock your Finger against them and they start shaking at the slitest touch.

This, in combination with the fact, that they are getting more and more expensive really bothers me...

The old style ones are build like a tank and really worth the money. I saw some future models without the new wider leg gap. Hopefully medicom has gotten enough bad Feedback on the quality and changes to a sturdier solution. But it could be just press mock up pictures either.

Any comments on this issue?


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Post by beatnik21 » Tue May 01, 2018 2:21 am

I have heard about this too. From what I know, they are only changing manufacturer for those 1000% waterpaint. Rest are those from the old manufacturer.
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Re: Official BE@RBRICK Thread

Post by CanadianTurbo » Wed May 02, 2018 12:55 am

I have not messed with a 1000% for quite some time so cannot say I notice the difference but it is interesting.

Not much new for me, but I did pre-order the Phil Frost 400/100% set yesterday as I think it is a good design and I found it at pretty much Japanese retail with local pickup, so hard to argue with that.

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Post by smpt » Wed May 02, 2018 1:22 am

CanadianTurbo wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 12:55 am
I have not messed with a 1000% for quite some time so cannot say I notice the difference but it is interesting.

Not much new for me, but I did pre-order the Phil Frost 400/100% set yesterday as I think it is a good design and I found it at pretty much Japanese retail with local pickup, so hard to argue with that.

How much is retail in Japan?

I will most probably pick up the 1000% of the Frost. I’m still trying to decide on the Pushead 1000
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Re: Official BE@RBRICK Thread

Post by CanadianTurbo » Wed May 02, 2018 2:13 am

smpt wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 1:22 am
CanadianTurbo wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 12:55 am
I have not messed with a 1000% for quite some time so cannot say I notice the difference but it is interesting.

Not much new for me, but I did pre-order the Phil Frost 400/100% set yesterday as I think it is a good design and I found it at pretty much Japanese retail with local pickup, so hard to argue with that.

How much is retail in Japan?

I will most probably pick up the 1000% of the Frost. I’m still trying to decide on the Pushead 1000
Retail on the 400/100% Set is 12,000 Yen, so maybe 95 Euros with today's exchange rates :badgrin: :badgrin:
The 1000% is 4 times that price for retail too.

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Re: Official BE@RBRICK Thread

Post by m_fotografiert » Wed May 02, 2018 1:02 pm

The 1000 Frost is on my Wanted List too, together with the 1000 Pollock v2.

But I ordered the Sasada not long ago and the 400 Daft Punk Discovery Set yesterday. And I bought a used 400 Iron Patriot today. So there is no Cash left for pre-orders for a long time ;-)

Still having my eye on the 400 Dsptch and some 100 Basic Sets on Ebay...

Right now I am waiting for the arrival of the 1000 Pushead and 1000 Rukkit from Thailand (both allready payed).
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Re: Official BE@RBRICK Thread

Post by Sideglide » Thu May 03, 2018 6:20 am

Markus, your collection is growing!

I also like the Frost but told myself that I need to se the waterprints in person as they tent to be a bit too distorted depending on the source file (original size). Some look best on 1000%, others 400%. Some like Pushead are good in all sizes even 100%. I was not a fan of the Basquiat in 1000% personally, too digitized. They are fine 5 feet away but I am a details kind of guy.

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Re: Official BE@RBRICK Thread

Post by m_fotografiert » Fri May 04, 2018 4:26 pm

Sideglide wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 6:20 am
Markus, your collection is growing!.
Thanks mate. Slowly but steady I am running out of space...
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Re: Official BE@RBRICK Thread

Post by m_fotografiert » Tue May 08, 2018 3:01 pm

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Post by CanadianTurbo » Wed May 09, 2018 6:38 pm

Looking pretty good Markus!!

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Post by ianthegamer » Tue May 15, 2018 4:41 pm

nice looking custom
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