The thing is, it darn near is specific to Big Chief. Say what you want about Hot Toys, and I have lots of criticisms of them, but there's no denying they approach most licenses as a challenge and "bring their A game" (and yes, they charge for it). But their thinking would be that "here's a new group, James Bond fans, to whom we can show off all these wonderful skills we have." And the same goes for Asmus, 3A, Star Ace, Threezero, VTS. My feeling is that all these companies are not perfect but they are genuinely trying to excel, they never just "phone it in."Big Chief's 007 line reminds me of Sideshow's 007 line . . . just more expensive compared to when Sideshow sold them for around $49.99 USD.
With inflation and licensing costs, we have Sideshow quality or a smidgen better (maybe) for about three to four or maybe five times the price Sideshow charged back then and there will be those who will never question it. They'll buy it and support it even with design and quality flaws.
The preceding is not specific to Big Chief, but can (and has been) be attributed to basically any 1:6 brand/manufacturer.
It's a matter of how delusional some collectors are.
Yep - that's pretty much spot on!yup...I'm disappointed to have seen them get this license. I got their Sherlock, all excited. Sold it within 2 months. Sculpt was toy like, clothes were poorly tailored. As someone said, as much as we gripe on HT prices and some sculpts.....their quality is usually very good for the same price, or cheaper in some cases, than Big Chief.
WOW, I did not know that. Looking at it now. So if you're in their target market of James Bond, Doctor Who or Sherlock fans who possibly haven't bought premium 1/6 before, your virgin eyeballs are going to be impressed with their site showing off Hot Toys Star Wars and Doctor Strange, QMX Kirk and Spock, Star Ace Harry Potter, etc. Intermingled with those really excellent figures (and with no distinction except small print at the bottom) there's Big Chief's own product. The novice buyer's impression of how good overall licensed 1/6 figures can be may fail to adjust to the actual Big Chief figures not being quite up to the same standard. And their prices on non-Big-Chief figures don't seem very attractive so I doubt they sell a lot of those -- are they just on the site to give Big Chief's own figures added cachet?one strange thing is you can order hot toys or other brands figures from their main website (no need to say that brands are not mentioned except in very small at the end of the product description)