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#46 Post by hotspotnot »

james23_uk wrote: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 10:27 am Not what we were expecting!

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james23_uk wrote:Not what we were expecting!
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I like it!

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james23_uk wrote:
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But it's a shame the can't get the license for the BOY cap.

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#50 Post by rashomon »

HA - quite good.

Was thinking it would be the Go West outfit but nice to see they've considered the various options.

Don't think I'll be buying these though as not a fan of Funko Pops in general
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Is there a link to pre-order or something?
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#52 Post by Oznerol »

I think they failed on Chris... They never used a hat with "PSB" on it... and even if we give that permission, the font of the hat is not a PSB stile font. Nor the semi-transparent glasses and design... Also the ramdom use of the Super era "Pet Shop Boys" logo on the boxes looks unjustified...the West End Girls era logo must have beeen the corret option for that toy designs... (or sometring related with the Please era if they needed to go with a Farrow design..but not Super!)
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#53 Post by le petit corbusier »

Oznerol wrote:I think they failed on Chris... They never used a hat with "PSB" on it... and even if we give that permission, the font of the hat is not a PSB stile font. Nor the semi-transparent glasses and design... Also the ramdom use of the Super era "Pet Shop Boys" logo on the boxes looks unjustified...the West End Girls era logo must have beeen the corret option for that toy designs... (or sometring related with the Please era if they needed to go with a Farrow design..but not Super!)
Further more, I don't recall them being 5" tall. ;D

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#54 Post by Gabby »

Got to admit I'm hugely disappointed. There was so much potential here and they totally blew it.

The PSB cap on Chris, as has been mentioned already, is a huge misstep. Oznerol's mock up in this thread is infinitely better and could have been achieved, and is from the right era.

Neil's one is just "meh!". It could be anyone with curly hair and a trenchcoat - heck I even looked a bit like that in the 80's - the mic is the only thing that suggests it's anyone specifically.

Using the "Super" design is also lazy, and doesn't really pop, if you pardon the pun. Using the Introspective colours on the front/side of the box is mixing metaphors as well. It's a muddled design to be sure.

I was all "take my money NOW!" initially, but I'm actually not sure I really want these anymore.
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Double post! Sorry!

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#56 Post by Flaffer »

They are only a laugh , no harm done
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#57 Post by Gabby »

Flaffer wrote: Fri 25 Sep 2020, 8:06 pm They are only a laugh , no harm done
lol - laughing stock more like! The more I look at these the less I like them.

My only hope is that Neil and Chris DID NOT have any say/input in this, because if they did I might be wondering if they need a sanity check.

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#58 Post by james23_uk »

Looks like this photo shoot could be the inspiration.
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#59 Post by le petit corbusier »

Yep
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#60 Post by Patrick Bateman »

I think they're great - I've always wanted models of Holly Johnson and Rick Moranis.

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