The Final product is a bit different from the original one at ComiCon… It always happens especially if the original paint was well detailed… Gecco tried sooo hard to get the same paint quality on the product, but it is still Chinese factory, there is a limit… I’m sorry if you are disappointed… I may post some article that shows some tips how you make your statue look better with easy touch-up. I could see her jaw line is different. I didn’t know that! It must be the PVC got shrank or deformed… My sample doesn’t have it much. hmm? Maybe because it’s a test shot. They usually use recycled plastic for the test. I hope that final doesn’t have it. The paint is almost hand-painted by worker for the products. It is more difficult to control than machine… Original painter? Hmmm, I can’t say… He doesn’t wanted to be announced…
New Pics of the Heather Statue’s Not So Impressive
Historical Society has been posting the progress of the Heather statue from Gecco Corp. and it seems the statues quality has been changing quite a bit, unfortunately lowering in quality. The original Master of the statue shown at Comic-Con 2013 looked amazing specifically in the paint work. Toymunkey told me before Comic-Con that the statue featured an unparallelled paint application using a tampo printing machine, an application that has never been done in production paint, and a dynamic skin texture. The final product above seems to not feature such application. The final statue has the freckles and red eyes but doesn’t seem to have the depth or realistic texture that the original offered. There also is no gloss to the eyes and lips like the original had. The paint job on the watch and shadowing in her hair have downgraded in detail as well.
The sculpt’s shape seems to have not been hindered aside from her face structure just the paint job for the most part, which from what Shin Tanabe, the sculptor for the Bubble Head Nurse and Heather statues, has said about the change in the paint job it sounds like the Chinese factory isn’t able to mimic the same high quality paint work used in the original Comic-Con display. So while i’m disappointed in how the final statue has turned out, I am however glad to see that she comes with an interchangeable gun, steel pipe and the famous saber beam! Also the last photo shown above is the final box art for the statue created by Team Silents original creature designer and art director Masahiro Ito! Both the Heather statue and Robbie statues are Japanese exclusives, but Gecco is working to get a distributor for European and American continents. Because of this I will unfortunately not be getting a review copy at this present time to see if the statue is impressive in person. I will be sure to post any review articles that come up.
Teaser trailer for the indie movie FROM THE LOST DAYS.
A Fog Films production to celebrate Silent Hill 15th Anniversary:
The feature film will be an adaptation of the games Silent Hill and Silent Hill 3 written by Hiroyuki Owaku, Takayoshi Sato and Keiichiro Toyama and published by Konami. Will be shot in Spain and UK next year, and released on the internet, available in spanish with english subtitles.
This is a non profit project that will be financed by crowdfunding.
RECORDED AND EDITED BY Jose M. Payá and Alex Slevin
MUSIC BY Akira Yamaoka
VOCALIST Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
"Recorder 2007" from Silent Hill Arcade OST
"Your Rain (Reprise)" from Silent Hill 4 The Room OST
My Interview With Gareth Morgan of Zenith Films, the Mastermind Behind the Silent Hill Fan Film “Requiem”
Good morning Gareth, I appreciate you taking the time to answer some questions for my site about your upcoming Silent Hill project titled Requiem. Lets start with who you are and your passion for filming, what or who inspired you as a film maker and how Zenith Films came to be.
Where does Requiem fit within the Silent Hill timeline? Can you share anything about the film’s plot, themes, length or possible release date window?
Silent Hill: Requiem director Gareth Morgan and actress Della Day who plays Heather Mason in his independent fan film talk about the upcoming project!
LIKE ZENITH FILMS ON FACEBOOK! THESE GUYS ARE CREATING AN AWESOME SILENT HILL FILM CALLED REQUIEM! THEY ARE RELEASING SCREEN SHOTS OF THE FILM!
Dear Silent Hill fans, thank you very much for your patronage . We Gecco Corp., Terminated the distributionship agreement with Toymunkey Studios Inc. in the end of October. Although we had requested Toymunkey to improve business operations for a while, they still dont seem to respond in a sincere manner and cause our Silent Hill fans so much trouble. Even though we broke up the partnership with them, we’ll keep asking Toymunkey to improve the operations. In Japanese market, we plan to release ‘Heather’ in the end of this yar and ‘Robbie’ in February 2014. As for any other area other than Japan, we are negotiating with several distributors, and the release will be later than Japanese portion. However, we promise that we’ll bring those statues to you. We really appreciate your patience and continued support.
Katherine Ramdeen’s audition for Heather Mason for Silent Hill: Revelation.
Bloody Disgusting’s Silent Hill retrospective.
The Robbie Statues will be release in Japan February 2014 for 12,800 yen. If you pre-order Robbie from AmiAmi you will also receive an exclusive bonus of Silent Hill Green Tea! How cute!
Now there are two addition Special editions of this statue. The first is the ‘Blue Robbie’ offered exclusively at Mamegyorai (Limited to 1,000 pieces). The second, a bloodless ‘Souvenir Version’ (Limited to 300 pieces), that comes in a special Lakeside Amusement Park Packaging and available through mail order from the October issue of Figure King magazine.
I really would really love to own them all! I’ve sent an email to Toymunkey to see if the ‘Blue’ and the ‘Souvenir Version’ might be released here domestically and if we can expect a similar tea bonus from certain shops. I really hope so, importing from Japan is so very expensive!
More pictures on my SHHS news post: http://silenthillhistoricalsociety.com/?p=12819