i don't like the face but the rest is good i guess
where did you get this?
Well that's just real frickin' neat-o.
The face will be better. The picture is of a figure from straight out of the factory yes... but the reason it came straight out of the factory is because it was below Bandai's quality level.
Factory workers in china steal Ben 10 figures all the time and sell them on eBay for cheap before they're released. They're not any different from the final product.
They sold Petilladay, Blukic, Driba, Solid Plugg, Feedback, Ben, Rook, Gravattack, Four Arms, Eatle, Spidermonkey, Shocksquatch...none of them look any different from what was released.
The majority of these sellers most definately do not just steal them in the sense that you are thinking of. They take them from rubbish dumps at factories, where 'below quality' figures are dumped.
Whilst they may not look any different to the average person, there are in fact differences. I've ordered one too many of these figures from these sellers and more often than not they have been faulty in some way. One of my figures had an unpainted foot, another had slightly different coloured arms to the version released at retail. One had a screw that was unable to be fully fastened into the hole it was supposed to. Most of these problems aren't really that noticeable, especially to kids, but it's enough of a problem for Bandai's machines to reject the product and not enough of a problem to make the product unsellable.
May I ask how you make your judgement that none of the figures look any different from what is released at retail? If it's from the pictures the sellers put up, than you should know that they take the best figure they have and use that as a placeholder for every single version of that figure they sell. Just look on eBay and you'll see the same image used again and again and again for multiple listings, sometimes from different sellers! I brought a Petilladay figure and a few from the UAF series, and like I said earlier, none were of the level of quality I would find in a retail store. Luckily I brought them all for some customisation ideas I had so I didn't have too much of a problem with the defects, I am incredibly fussy with the quality of toys I buy and it's only from studying the figures that I noticed the errors in each one.
Anyway, Derrick J Wyatt has just confirmed that the picture does not reflect the true quality of the figure itself.
Oh. Okay, that makes a lot of sense actually, thanks for explaining that.
I know that's what they did, fut the fact remains: if this is the best looking figure they had, I really doubt the actual product will look too different. Really doubt the face molding will be any different.
Petilladay, Blukic, Driba, Solid Plugg? Excuse my language but who the bloomin' fuck are they?