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    Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    The number of wonderful female figures we've been getting the last couple years has been amazing. Star Ace adds another with their Marylin Monroe, based on the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. They have two variations, and I'm checking out the pink dress release tonight:

    Review and photos of Marylin Monroe Pink Dress sixth scale action figure

    You can also find the review at the usual:

    Captain Toy, Michael Crawford's Action Figure and Toy Reviews

    Thanks for reading!

    Michael


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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    Good review, but I see no Ms. Monroe on this sculpt.

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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    Thanks for the review. I have to disagree though. I don't think it looks like her at all. The jawline and mouth are all wrong, and the eyes are too small. They got the mole right. And the hair. Not the face.

    Also, what's with the outfit? Two-part gloves are pretty cheesy, that's the wrong colour pink, and those shoes! They look like they belong on Minnie Mouse.



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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    Michael is being way too <CENSORING>ing generous. He did it with Wonder Woman and now Marilyn Monroe.

    Below are my scores using Michael's metrics.

    PACKAGING | *** (SAME)

    SCULPTING | ** (The sculpt is no Marilyn Monroe. Maybe a sculpt of an impersonator.)

    PAINT | **

    ARTICULATION | ** 1/2

    ACCESSORIES | ** 1/2

    OUTFIT | ** 1/2

    FUN FACTOR | **

    VALUE | *

    OVERALL | **
    "Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." - Arthur Bishop | The Mechanic (2011)

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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    It is her, just not a particularly fortunate sculpt. I have the one that has been released with various outfits (unfortunately mine came by itself), and I like it better. HERE is an example. And while I agree she is beautiful, I have never ever been a fan. I think her most iconic look (simply for being so famous or infamous) would be with the white dress. And this is not it. As Michael pointed out, the colors don't match very well... even Mattel would have done a better job with pink.

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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    Even if the eyebrows were a dark contrast to her hair would've made the figure look more 'Marilyn', but using the same gold color on both hair & brows gives an overall bland appearance.
    The expression looks more hurt or traumatized than seductive.

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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    Penelope Ann Miller from The Freshman; not Marilyn Monroe.

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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    Aside from the eyes, she actually reminds me more of Miranda Richardson as Ruth Ellis in Dance with a Stranger than Marylin:

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    CHEERS!

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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    Looks like caked on makeup. NOT a good sculpt

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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    Honestly at first I thought it was Gretchen Mol.
    Marylin Monroe Star Ace review-gretchen-mol-2016-jpg
    Nice looking figure though, and some classy accessories, but doesn't hit the Monroe mark for me.

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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    Had to have a quick look to see if she'd played her, and no, she hadn't.

    CHEERS!

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    Re: Marylin Monroe Star Ace review

    I refuse to believe this is Marylin Monroe, not even her cousin, who I imagine would also be very attractive...

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