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 Post subject: Elite Andre!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:39 pm 
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looks like were getting a elite styled andre in a set with a ring. he looks good.
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 Post subject: Re: Elite Andre!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:30 pm 
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I'm kind'uv excited, I guess. Am I alone in thinking the head sculpt doesn't really look like Andre? The torso artic is clunky.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Andre!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:41 pm 
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the likeness is there i think, but i agree on the artic


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Andre!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:50 am 
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The face is a bit too long, like the sculptors only ever got reference from Howard Finkel and then tried to adjust it mentally.

That Chest joint really needs some work. Glad this is only a proto and I can't wait to see how the finished version comes out.

Eventually we could get him in his "heel" costume with the one armed singlet or with the Machine mask ...

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Andre!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:18 am 
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Now THAT is fantastic. The face isn't that bad - it's more accurate from his later years when he was "bad" Andre.

The articulation though is horrible. Hopefully that will be fixed before the production model. I'd hate for that to be the only Andre they make.

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Andre!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:02 pm 
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looks pretty good but I hate cloth singlets!


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Andre!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:44 am 
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Looks pretty crappy.

The problem I find with Mattel's WWE Legends is that they take one single photo and try to replicate that. Doesn't matter if that photo is bad, that's all they use.

Which is why Terry Funk looks like he has one eye and Dusty Rhodes looks ridiculous. In both cases they don't look a ton like the person, but they reasonably match the photo that Mattel used on the figure.


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 Post subject: Re: Elite Andre!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:10 pm 
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Maniac Joker wrote:
The problem I find with Mattel's WWE Legends is that they take one single photo and try to replicate that. Doesn't matter if that photo is bad, that's all they use.

Yeah, not the way to do it. I imagine the art of face sculpting is kinda more caricature. Pinpoint and slightly exaggerate outstanding features, etc...

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 Post subject: Re: Elite Andre!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:58 pm 
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Hmmm, I don't know about the likeness to Andre but it does resemble a kid I went to school with. Except she always wore a bow in her hair.


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