Saturday, 11 October 2014

Lego Batman of Zur-En-Arrh San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive - Original Vs Fake

Looking for this fella?


For now, you can get the bootleg version of Batman Zur-En-Arrh, one of the exclusive figure introduced during SDCC 2014 in one of these sets:


I'm just interested with the figure and since i have the original SDCC figure, i will do a side by side comparison of original and bootleg version.

Ok, here it is! No need to make an introduction, the one on the left is Sheng Yuan's and Lego is on the right. Sheng Yuan's version has scalloped 5 points cape just like a normal lego batman figure had. Please note that for the rest of the comparison, i will always have Lego on the right and Sheng Yuan on the left =)


Dark purple cape that Lego version has is the same with the one that Magneto and Alien Villainess' (from collectible minifigures series 8) wear.


.. and this is how Sheng Yuan's looks like when i change the cape with Lego Magneto's.. I believe not only the standard cape pattern look better on this batman, but the colour too. The one originally supplied by Sheng Yuan is light purple. I think dark purple cape fit better with the mask.

Cape replaced with Lego Magneto's cape
Update: apodistagon recommend another option/substitute for the dark purple cape - Using Bizzaro's cape! In my example below i use Bizzaro from Sheng Yuan's


cape replaced with Bizzaro's cape
As you can see, the colour is about the same, but the material is totally different.. i think it's the cheapest option so far.

Closer look on the mask show that Sheng Yuan's cowl has shinier surface . The shape from front and side view look exactly the same. but slight diff can be seen from back view. (i tried to draw a line on the curve of SY and use the same line on lego but the line doesn't match)


Since it's from Sheng Yuan's, it's so expected that this figure won't have dual sided face. The detail (white strip on forehead and beard) is different.. and i think this is the first time batman has smiley face.. not frown or smirk face



There's some noticeable difference about pattern on the torso. The bat logo on Sheng Yuan is bigger and muscles outline detailed pattern and line on the belt is bolder. oh, i also think that Sheng Yuan purposely removed the small receiver/radio pattern at the back of torso to make some different with the original SDCC.. i mean, they can imitate 100% if they want to but to make a little difference, they don't copy the exact same pattern.. 

Anyways.. even they decided to imitate 100% the pattern, we can still distinguish which one is the original by looking at "Lego" word on the parts..



Same with the torso, line printed on the leg is bolder.. and the position of the pattern is lower compared to the original.



This figure has 5 parts, and IMHO the only replacement that you need to make it look closer to original figure is just replacing the cape.. the other parts - purple colour mask, torso, leg and dual sided face is exclusive to the figure and to date is not available with other minifigure. If i don't have original SDCC figure, i don't mind having bootleg and i can live with those differences that i highlighted above. USD200 figure versus USD2 figure - justification is not necessary... unless you are true collector and the only way to gain satisfaction is only with original figure.. but that's different story. 

I save the best part for last... I'm sure Lego purposely do this but it's bugging me. The bat logo on the chest is not symmetrical =O.. but the logo on SY is.




I really hope Decool will come out with better printing quality of this batman..

40 comments:

  1. hey friend, they've just announce a bunch of lego dc sets for 2015. have you checked them out yet?

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    1. =(. Im not sure if im supposed to feel happy or sad. So many 2014 set that i still dont have and now rumors about 2015 set... (gosh, its already october. Less than 3 mths to new year) kinda depressed now.. Ahaha

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    2. 2015 sets? Can you give me some links pls?

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    3. theyre everywhere now actually:
      http://www.comicbookmovie.com/comics/dc_comics/news/?a=108425

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    4. here:
      http://www.comicbookmovie.com/comics/dc_comics/news/?a=108425

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    5. Or here.... Gosh.. http://thebrickblogger.com/2014/09/2015-lego-sets-news-rumors/

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  2. Any bootleg minifig has the normal dark purple cape? Or do I get it only from Lego's Magneto?

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    1. I believe you can try use magneto's cape from Bozhi 98046.. The set is 100% imitation of lego 6866 wolverine's chopper showdown..

      [img]http://s13.postimg.org/loe8q6hw7/HTB1_O1_Nv_FVXXXXc_GXVXXq6x_XFXXXy.jpg[/img]
      I dont have this set from Bozhi.. The material might be different from lego. You also can check ebay, maybe with same price of this bozhi set can get you a few custom cape =)

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    2. What about SY Bizarro's cape? Is it a close enough match?

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    3. hey,. thanks for the suggestion... as usual you are right... =) I really appreciate your comment.

      I tried with SY Bizzaro's cape and it's perfect! The colour is about the same but the material is different.. i think i can live with that =p
      [img]http://s7.postimg.org/b9trejjrf/DSC_0137_copy.jpg[/img]

      i just update my post above with your suggestion =)

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    4. Great and thanks for comparing them. 10 times cheaper than buying Bozhi's set if we're only after the purple cape.

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  3. I still can't find this mini set in shops around my area.

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    1. Im sure they will be available sooner. I paid 30% more expensive than the price that i normally get these. . But i cannot wait so i decided to pay premium. Ahaha.. >_<

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  4. On an unrelated note ...

    Digger has uploaded his review of SY's latest F4 set ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWz13qU2QHM&list=UUcBDC5JFPjmWynVWFuHswGQ

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  5. SAW IT IN TAOBAO.... NEWS FROM MANUFACTURER CALL "DOLL"

    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.49.pZLmPm&id=40956326187&ns=1#detail
    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.13.pZLmPm&id=40990764445&ns=1#detail
    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.45.pZLmPm&id=40956226545&ns=1#detail
    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.5.pZLmPm&id=40938482283&ns=1#detail

    Interested on Bane, Dark Phoenix and Luke Cage.....

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    1. oh my..you are right! those 3 haven't been issued by any bootleg brand... haven;t seen this brand in my country... yet =(

      i think i need to update my "Want to buy" list... =(

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    2. Martian Manhunter looks like a very close copy of the official. If the product photo doesn't vary, it looks like an exact copy.

      Now if only the print and cluth quality matches Decool / SY. That would be great.

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    3. I saw some of the Dool brand at LY plaza... but dont have a gut to get it since i dont know the quality.

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    4. Buy one box to test the water :)

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    5. available in China now

      1) Venom (bigfig) & Green Goblin (bigfig)
      http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.rYyk1X&id=41658284626&ns=1#detail

      2) Guardian of the Galaxy (too bad no Groot)
      http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.0.0.IIQn4F&id=41644181296

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    6. Guardian of the Galaxy is pre-order...

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  6. I didn't know this character ! Soooo funny ! And I didn't know Bizarro too (I'm not a comics fan but I like coloured superhero minifigures) ! I think I will buy them right know !

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  7. Guardian of the Galaxy is pre-order....

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  8. I didn´t find this minifigure any help here what should i search?

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  9. Bought Luke Cage, Dark Pheonix and Shazam from Doll today in Jalan TAR at Semua House.

    Doll's quality aren't bad. Just not as good as SY and Decool but printing and all are good.

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    1. haven't got mine. Very hard to find at local store. I guess i don't have choice but to buy them from aliexpress..

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  10. can found inside Semua House complex??? how much they selling?

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    1. are they many shop selling these clone figure?

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    2. no. better dont go there. only selling some minifigurine

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    3. ouch.... thanks. save some petrol and parking charges =)

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  11. i wanna buy Bane, Dark Phoenix and Luke Cage

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    1. Any update on your hunting? care to share some pics?

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    2. only get Dark Phoenix. totally same like Decool Jean Grey. the different only color.

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    3. hey thanks for the info!! I really appreciate it. so which one do you prefer?

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  12. Just back from Semua House and Low Yat. Able to get Dark Phoenix. Unable to get Bane and Luke Cage. zzzzz... when to Low Yat. sell in set. no loose.

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    1. yeah, some seller willing to sell only in set. kinda troublesome if we already have most of the figure

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    2. yup. somemore a set of 6 cost rm36.00. i go taobao only rm16.00 per set

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    3. Hi Steven, i appreciate your comment. care to share which agent you use? thanks..

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  13. Ironically, the offset logo is more character accurate, as this represents Batman in a costume he made out of basically garbage and cast-away clothing.

    And the little radio in his back belt is called the 'Bat-Radia.'

    I just discovered this bootleg on eBay and am super excited to have him on his way! I love your reviews and the side-by-side comparisons you show. Thanks!

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    1. Hi @eric stettmeier, thanks for your info. Im going to add them on my post above.. =). No wonder the logo pattern is not symmetrical.. Appreciate your comment! *thanks!

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