jonogunn wrote: ↑October 23rd, 2021, 5:44 amNot at all.zackangel wrote: ↑October 23rd, 2021, 4:10 am if asbro out proton pack movie version be sure it my christmas gift for me XDFor those who built their own packs do you feel the release of the Hasbro pack makes it feel less special/exclusive? You put all this work in to be one of the few out there with a pack but now everyone can have one?
I think it’s great that everyone who always wanted a pack but didn’t have the skill, time or money to build one can finally be the ghostbusters they hoped for. But at same time it makes it feel a little less special.
I don't really consider having a meticulously built prop replica pack to be an exclusive thing.
Anyone can have one with enough time and effort put into the project.
Cost isnt as much of a factor as folks like to aspouse as generally, most of us will spread the cost over a long period of time to achieve the best results rather than a large sum of money being outlaid all at once.
And skills tend to be learned over time as part of the process.
Sure it takes a lot longer than just buying a finished collectible but it all comes down to the old prop building triangle.
ease & quickness, less expense, Accuracy
You can only ever pick two.
The haslab pack would fall under ease & quickness and less expense .
I put my latest pack together over the course of a couple of years or so, purely for the fun of building it and the drive and satisfaction that comes with the persuit of trying to replicate something as accurately as possible that's been such an iconic piece of my own connection to ghostbusters.
This kind of thing could never take away from that.
Add to that, the fact that the afterlife packs are a different version of the pack altogther which vary markedly from the packs which inspired their creation.
A mass produced version will similarly have it's own differences, in comparison to the screen used examples.
It's like comparing apples to oranges.
This will be a high end collectible for sure but unless they go to the lengths of using rare, vintage parts, fiberglass shell and a full suite of aluminium fabricated components the two just wont compare.
And given the rarity of some parts and cost of doing it that way, it's not going to happen.
We'd be talking $3000+ per pack, minimum.
What it will be is a high end collectible, manufactured as economically as possible which will likely mean some sacrifices in terms of accuracy and construction in order to make mass production feasible.
Much like the wand which they've already produced.
It'll be a really nice display piece and more quickly achievable entry into the hobby for many folks though.