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Extremely poor physical Collector's Edition statue quality

GothamHunter
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To preface, I have purchased every single one of ESO's physical collector editions, including the original Imperial Edition (still bummed that steelbook is G1 instead of G2 btw), and was saddened that Elsweyr had no physical collector's edition. So when Greymoor had a physical CE, I jumped on it immediately.

I honestly cannot believe how poor in quality the statue is. I'm not talking about the material; I don't get overly picky about it being plastic, resin, or metal as long as it looks good. I'm talking about how it looks like it received about 3 seconds of some brass spray paint after being 3D-printed and was then shipped off. Look at these photos I quickly took; how in the world could QC at Bethesda sign off on this? Does this look like something you'd want to display among the other statues?

I hope Bethesda offers some feedback on this. Honestly it's embarrassing and prompts me to reconsider the purchases in the future and just buy the steel-books second hand.
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  • Lord-Otto
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    Yes, it could be better. It does look different on the promo pic.
  • Zuboko
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    They made a statement in the last ESO live event. The design of the statue was intended to look like something you might dig up in the new archeaology system.
  • RavenLake
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    It looks like an aged weathered statuette, as intended. If you wanted a $300 dollar statue, then you bought the wrong one.
  • DreamsUnderStars
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    "So when Greymoor had a physical CE, I jumped on it immediately."

    With all those pointy bits I sure hope you didn't jump on it. Ouch.

    Also be glad (I guess) they didn't pull the Fallout 76 bull *** by sending you a statue made out of foam lol.
    Edited by DreamsUnderStars on May 27, 2020 7:18PM
  • Lord-Otto
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    Greystag wrote: »
    Lord-Otto wrote: »
    It seems those statues haven't all received the same amount of care. I've seen many videos and photos, and they all look different. Look at your statue's abs, for example. They're barely painted, if at all, right? In other photos, the "valley" parts are painted to accentuate the sixpack.
    And no, the pandemic is no excuse, nor is the "antiquity style". You do not come into contact with other people while airbrushing. And if your vision of a paint style means reducing the visual quality, it's a bad idea and should be scrapped.

    ESO did an unboxing and his has way less paint than OP's. He's also going to paint it since he paints minifigures.

    I feel like the "dug up" excuse is just not viable and I don't believe it. If they were actually going for that look and tried, they just did a very poor job at it. Especially after the promotional picture. I personally would paint mine too and wouldn't be as bothered but that doesn't make any of this acceptable.

    I guess you can either place it down next to the Nuka-Dark Rum bottle on your shelf or throw it into your Fallout duffel bag and forget about it.

    ESO almost broke his fingers trying to unpack the coins... x'D
    I'll just put the health-threatening Power Armor helmet above the statue. Maybe the mold will make it look truly antique.
  • GothamHunter
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    RavenLake wrote: »
    It looks like an aged weathered statuette, as intended. If you wanted a $300 dollar statue, then you bought the wrong one.

    No it doesn't, and that's not what I expected. I expected one with quality at least close to the previous ones I have.
  • Flamingfunk
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    Looks like it's missing many color and weathering washes.
    This looks worse than an unpainted statuette would.
  • xF1REFL1x
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    lol... I would definitely have to paint over this.
  • Lord-Otto
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    So, my statue just arrived. XBox version, so consoles should be getting the CE in time.
    My statue is... fine. Really. It loosely resembles the promo pic, but is notably brighter. It is, however, definitely not as abhorrent as on some pics we've seen on the forums.
    Some parts do look unfinished, however. The Lord itself has seen good care, but the base and blood magic parts are noticeably washed out and should have gotten another layer of paint.
    It really seems the statues didn't all get proper treatment or quality control. I'm happy I got one of the better ones and am okay with the price. But I'm also team Edward, so I'm more lenient. Collectors of all the collector's editions might ask why this one is more expensive with reduced quality, and that is a valid question.
    The coins are surprisingly nice, I must add!
  • GothamHunter
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    Lord-Otto wrote: »
    So, my statue just arrived. XBox version, so consoles should be getting the CE in time.
    My statue is... fine. Really. It loosely resembles the promo pic, but is notably brighter. It is, however, definitely not as abhorrent as on some pics we've seen on the forums.
    Some parts do look unfinished, however. The Lord itself has seen good care, but the base and blood magic parts are noticeably washed out and should have gotten another layer of paint.
    It really seems the statues didn't all get proper treatment or quality control. I'm happy I got one of the better ones and am okay with the price. But I'm also team Edward, so I'm more lenient. Collectors of all the collector's editions might ask why this one is more expensive with reduced quality, and that is a valid question.
    The coins are surprisingly nice, I must add!

    @Lord-Otto Do you mind posting a photo? I'd be curious to see the difference
  • mb10
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    Lmao these people never surprise me there’s always another terrible mistake/decision being made and the community being fed whatever they can come up with.

    It’s hard earned money that people pay for these things, it’s insulting imo...

  • JamieAubrey
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    Why I don't buy over priced CE gimmicks
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  • Lord-Otto
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    @GothamHunter
    I'm afraid I can't. I'm on my phone and the forum structure drives my head against the wall, sorry. (>.>) Maybe I'll try again tomorrow, when I have direct sunlight available.
    Edited by Lord-Otto on May 28, 2020 4:13PM
  • GothamHunter
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    Lord-Otto wrote: »
    Hm, don't have direct sunlight right now.

    @Lord-Otto Can you see the difference in just normal room light? Don't need to post insta-worthy photos haha
  • Chrysa1is
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    Small print say's "Paint sold separately"
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  • Tapio75
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    Well, at least it accurately represent quality of new bloodscion in game. Exact same quality though this may be bit better.
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  • idk
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    Wow. I have never bought a physical collector's edition so I have never held one of the statues. From those images posted it reminds me of of a cheap souvenir shop statue due to the lack of detail.
  • Lord-Otto
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    Lord-Otto wrote: »
    Hm, don't have direct sunlight right now.

    @Lord-Otto Can you see the difference in just normal room light? Don't need to post insta-worthy photos haha

    Yeah, room is well-lit, the sun is just on the other side of the building (evening here). I held it into the last ray I could find and it's okay, really. It's definitely not turquoise.
  • Blacknight841
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    Don't forget that this collectors edition was actually more expensive than the previous collectors editions.
  • GothamHunter
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    @Lord-Otto Any chance for a photo?
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