I bought a 120mm special forces figurine from a Verliden seller on US eBay some time ago.
I always thought that the quality of their figures were good, but this last one looks a little ordinary in some of the finer detail areas. Is it basically ok, but I seem to remember that they used to be very crisp and clean, and this one is a little ordinary.
I am not bagging the product - perhaps I got a dud one as can happen, so I thought I would ask the question.
Verlinden's 120mm line suffers, like most of their figures, from a lot of fundamental issues. Scale is often off - one guy will be huge and the next a midget. Proportions can be really off too with stumpy legs, oversize heads or hands, etc. Some of their figures are not bad, but its VERY hit and miss.
One thing you have to watch out for on eBay are recasts. Thats when someone buys a real name brand figure, makes a rubber mold, and sells pirate copies. The copies usually are washed out, don't fit as well, etc. If you got a figure that just came in a bag or did not have the original package, then its probably a recast. If you did get an original figure, its probably just typical Verlinden... overall pretty mediocre stuff.
I will say that Verlinden pieces are usually very well molded; I will give them that.
Thanks David, I agree sometimes they are out of wack, and
March 30 2012, 4:28 PM
the one I bought was in a white box with a sticker showing the original Verlinden artwork - nothing like their older style boxings at all. I put this down to cost cutting to compete with knock-offs, but maybe this makes it a knock-off.
but, who knows. If the price was too too good to be true, that would be a bad sign. If the seller is in the orient...bad sign (not ALL sellers in the Orient are bad people, but, alot of them are...). If the seller has MORE of the figure you just bought for sale, that could be a bad sign.....
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"The SECURITY GUARDS are fighting back!!!"
"The PEANUT VENDORS are fighting back!!!"
sounds like a knock off. Post up a link to the eBay seller
March 31 2012, 12:14 PM
If its legit no prob... All of the Verlinden stuff I have ever seen including recent items come in their familiar camo boxes. Very Very very old 1/35 figures came in zip lock bags (back when he did single figures and not pairs and back when some were metal).
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