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T-800 Endoskeleton

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An auction

Couple months ago, at my local toyfare, somebody is auctioning this toy. And is sold for about 65$...

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Posted by Berserk on 8 June, 2008 - 19:20
cool

wish I had gotten for that:) I thought 138 was cool, oh well one thing I have found in buying chogokin you can get a 100 USD swing on just about anything, if you have patience things are good...too often I have little patience= bad waste of $$$

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Posted by AJProDie-Cast on 8 June, 2008 - 20:33
Nah... 138 is cool

Nah... 138 is also cool... In my book, any price below SRP is great. Be too patience and you might loose it. Be a rush collector and you might loose $$$...

Very very tough... specially when todays toy price.

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Posted by Berserk on 8 June, 2008 - 23:27
Nice review, apex3

I've always wondered about the quality of these figures. Cool to hear about them! The diecast content is pretty key for a character like this!

One thing I'd suggest, though...you can definitely improve on your photos with a simple, cheapie tripod, a backdrop (even just a white sheet draped down the wall onto your table), a little more even lighting. If your camera's decent enough, you can play with the white balance settings (to get more accurate color), macro mode (to get sharper pics), and aperture/shutter speed settings (to get perfect lighting in the shots). Macro mode plus a timer/delay and the tripod will ensure that your pics are super-sharp.

Good luck and have fun with it! Looking forward to more!

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Posted by Sanjeev on 10 June, 2008 - 11:38
thanks

Yeah noticed the close up pics came out bad, two were money shots that looked great and then the other three were poor, Think it is the camera, will use the better one for next time and will use your advice on tripod and backdrop, thanks

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Posted by AJProDie-Cast on 10 June, 2008 - 21:57
Backdrop

Since I don't have mini studios, I use papers for background. But the tripod is a must.

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Posted by Berserk on 11 June, 2008 - 03:58
photo talk

Remarkably, I've never used a tripod until just recently. And considering that my camera is pretty cheap, it's amazing I've gotten results as good as I have. Not always perfect, but usually ok. But my camera has trouble sometimes with closeups (even with a tripod) and it ain't worth crap for taking pictures of glowies, which is partly why I haven't reviewed any. Some day I'll upgrade, but I suspect it won't happen until it's absolutely unavoidable. In the meantime, in case anyone didn't know it was there, there is a section on tips for photos in out FAQ

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Posted by NekroDave on 11 June, 2008 - 08:04
Yeah, if you have sufficient

Yeah, if you have sufficient light, a tripod isn't always necessary. But with just ambient room lighting, you need one for sure.

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Posted by JoshB on 11 June, 2008 - 10:06
 
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