Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by LizardKing » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:59 am

Anxious to see reviews on this.

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by rickrickrick » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:25 pm

Just received shipping confirmation from Toy Wiz today. Should have it in hand soon. Glad I ordered it when I did - they DID have it on sale, and I had a discount code, too - now it's back up to full price.

I have looked forward to having this for a long time. Finally, there is an end in sight!

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by rickrickrick » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:17 am

Well, it arrived today. Met with a mix of glee and disappointment.

Pros:
It is finally here!
Thick casting. Surprisingly heavy.
Neck hinge seems quite sturdy.
Paint finish is nice, contrast airbrushing is pretty well executed.

Cons:
Is it really 1:1 with the screen used? It seems small. I'm not sure Chris Pappas' dial and switch will fit.
As I have mentioned before, the sculpt, while recognizable, is far from screen accurate.
Biggest con = poor quality control. On my casting, the right cheek is dented in, and the chest is bowed into itself, resulting in his head sort of looking down. I suspect this will happen with a lot of them - the vinyl isn't quite stiff enough to prevent the weight of the head from collapsing his chest a bit. This is a problem that MAY get worse, because, well, gravity.

But Toy Wiz's return policies are bad, so it will cost me MORE to exchange than if I ordered one at full price. So I'm guessing I'll just keep it.

Let's see how many pix I can post...
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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by rickrickrick » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:19 am

More pix.

You can see how different the color looks in different lighting!

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by svl » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:15 am

Is the white thing a button to open the bank?

Totally bummed about the vinyl collapsing, may pass on this now, or at least wait until they hit clearance bins.

Thanks for the pix & review, triple R.

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by svl » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:17 am

Corrective note- the good news is your right cheek isn't dented, it's supposed to be that way- I just looked over my WB bust (which has a "dimple" on the right cheek) and it looks like they copied that instead of the original from the show. :)

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by rickrickrick » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:08 pm

svl wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:17 am
Corrective note- the good news is your right cheek isn't dented, it's supposed to be that way- I just looked over my WB bust (which has a "dimple" on the right cheek) and it looks like they copied that instead of the original from the show. :)
Not according to the product photos the manufacturer has posted online. Ditto the collapsed chest - they are anomalies.

No, the white "button" is merely cosmetic. The bank has a twist open cover on the bottom.

BTW, the base and the top part of the bank are completely different materials - the top is vinyl, but the column is some rigid plastic.

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by Batfanman » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:25 pm

The WB bust is approx. 20.5" high by 12" wide.
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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by johndeblasi » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:15 pm

Mine also has the right cheek dent. And I am currently learning the hard way about TOY WIZ's horrible return policy. They are now permanently on my never again list!!!

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by Batfanman » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:19 pm

He looks so sad. Must be depressed about AW. :(
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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by A. Pennyworth » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:34 pm

Got mine today! Image

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by ehlers5 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:50 pm

A. Pennyworth, who did you order from? Thanks!!

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by A. Pennyworth » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:08 pm

ehlers5 wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:50 pm
A. Pennyworth, who did you order from? Thanks!!
Ordered (pre-order) from Entertainment Earth on 10/3/16

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by rickrickrick » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:42 pm

Well, there you can see - no cheek indent. It is obviously a quality control issue. A.P., yours looks super!

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Re: Diamond Unveils Shakespeare Bust at NY Toy Fair

Post by Therin of Andor » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:08 am

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Mate who did you order it from please, i cant find anyone in Australia selling them :(.
It only arrived this week, at any specialist comic shop which orders from the Diamond Orderpak.

I have a standing order at Kings Comics, Sydney.
https://kingscomics.com/products/batman ... -bust-bank

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