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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-30-2018 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DID Corporation previewed its upcoming 1:6 scale Apollo 11 Astronaut figure at the 2018 Animation-Comic-Game Hong Kong convention this past weekend.

Few details are available, but the company noted on Facebook that they plan figures for all three Apollo 11 crew members. The figures posted are prototypes, so the obvious error of having Collins in a lunar EVA-configured suit may still be corrected.

Kevmac
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posted 07-30-2018 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Saving money... NOW!!

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They remind me of the old Dragon figures that were released years ago. But a little puffier and the cutaway PLSS is new.

Philip
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posted 07-31-2018 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Collins didn't walk on the Moon...

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posted 07-31-2018 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for holcombeyates   Click Here to Email holcombeyates     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The cutaway PLSS is a great idea.

Anyone seen a cutaway PLSS before? Would make a nice scale model!

Michael ApolloJack
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posted 08-01-2018 02:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael ApolloJack   Click Here to Email Michael ApolloJack     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, This will make a fine addition to my 1/6 collection. Buzz Aldrin from Dragon, Gene Cernan and modified Cernan to represent Jack Schmitt from Hobby Master. About time they did this. I know 2011, they released the Neil Armstrong, very rare and costly if you can find one.

The detail on those boots are astounding. I'm sure they will amend the detail issues, as like they did with the HM figure.

I wrapped the figures with a few layers of bubble wrap to make them look puffier. Just around the arms, legs and torso.

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posted 12-20-2018 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As per post on their Facebook page, DID is trying for a release date during the first quarter 2019.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-23-2019 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From DID on Facebook, described as "coming soon."

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 04-23-2019 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AWESOME!

backof
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posted 04-23-2019 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for backof   Click Here to Email backof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now if they do a set of each crew for their anniversary I'd be in heaven!

astro-nut
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posted 04-24-2019 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonder how much they would be for the whole set and if they will sell them as a set or individually?

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posted 06-15-2019 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone heard of or seen any updates on these 1/6 scale figures?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-15-2019 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When asked about the status of these figures on Facebook earlier this week, DID Corp. replied, "Will try our best to release by July."

(Note: The figures, as planned, will not include the lunar surface or flag assembly, though DID says they will consider offering a diorama.)

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posted 07-23-2019 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did anyone ever find any updates to these Apollo 11 astronaut figures? Wonder if their window of opportunity has already passed.

Robert Pearlman
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The figures were released on July 19. They are available for $309.99 each or $923.97 for the set of three.
July 16 1969, a journey to the moon started. Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot (LMP) Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, and Command Module Pilot (CMP) Michael Collins undertook the historic mission. With Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, humanity’s first attempt on lunar landing succeeded. To honor this special moment, with over two years in research and development, DID proudly present the series of 1/6 Apollo 11 Astronauts Collectible Figures: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

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posted 07-23-2019 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for following up on this, Robert. They're an improvement over the Dragon iterations, but at that price, I'll have to give this some thought. I figured they'd be about half that price. Thanks again for checking on this.

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posted 07-23-2019 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I second David's comment. $300+ is out of the question for me.

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I doubt this was done for the likes of us. I dabbled in the realm of 1:6 figures for a very short time until it occurred to me it was taking money away from the 1:1 scale stuff I normally gravitate to, often costing more than the real-life items they were modeling.

There's a sub-culture in play that will frankly pay almost anything for something exclusive and costly like this. I'd bet the retail price of a set of these that they'll sell out soon enough.

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posted 07-23-2019 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too high-priced for me!

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posted 07-23-2019 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, at that price I'll pass as well. It's a shame, this could have been a home run...

JoeA
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Monkey Depot has Neil and Buzz at $300 each; Mike at $260; and set at $800.

Once they get these further developed, I believe the accuracy and detail will be a lot better than what came from Dragon or Hobby Master. The boot covers alone are a huge step over them. Hope to see more real soon.

Philip
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posted 07-26-2019 05:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo training figures I suppose as the Omega watches aren't seen in the details? Also the Apollo 11 crew posed for their official portraits without gloves.

PeterO
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posted 07-26-2019 05:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PeterO   Click Here to Email PeterO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Philip, the detailed description of the figures' accessories on Monkey Depot's site does list "Watch" for Neil and Buzz, but not Mike.

It doesn't say "Speedmaster" though.

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posted 07-26-2019 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way too expensive... especially if you look at the figures' faces!

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posted 07-28-2019 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My grumble with them isn't the price, but it appears that their heads are actually smaller as compared to the rest of the suit, aka: shrunken heads. Additionally, Collin's suit looks to "puffy."

If those details were better, I would purchase them. For that price they need to be a good as a wax museums display in my opinion.

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posted 07-28-2019 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Plus Collins facial expression looks like he needs to make a pit stop or is backed up.

JohnSpaceUK
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Originally posted by garyd2831:
it appears that their heads are actually smaller as compared to the rest of the suit

That was my thought too, and I'm afraid that is all I would see if I was to buy one and put it on display.

GT76
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posted 07-29-2019 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GT76   Click Here to Email GT76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like Neil has the Aldrin name tag.

BarryLowe
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I think the Neil and Buzz photos are the same photo with different heads photoshopped on to the body. That would explain both having the same Aldrin name tag. Maybe that's why the heads also appear to be too small?

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WAY too expensive. DiD is riding the anniversary wave. Hopefully they eventually go on discount.

I've got several of the Dragon/DML versions and aside from the boots, I don't see that great of an update in detailing.

Hopefully they venture into other suits/astronauts, such as Mercury, Gemini and Shuttle but at more reasonable prices...

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posted 07-31-2019 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dsenechal   Click Here to Email dsenechal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The PLSS/OPS on the DID version appear to be much more accurate as well. I'd be interested to see the EVA helmet/visor.

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That is actually a good idea... print out a backdrop of the LM or moonscape to use as a background for display, diorama-style.

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