In The Pink – a brief article by: GF Willmetts.

July 20, 2014 | By | Reply More

Actually, this is more like a word of warning as to where you keep your toys or models.

A year or so ago, I noticed when cleaning a toy ‘Marvel Legends’ Magneto in my windowsill that when I took its helmet off, when he’d been exposed to the light was like a light cross on his face. As the rest of my ‘Marvel Legends’ are in cupboards, I just put that down to being on show for so many years.

However, my DC Direct 12 inch high Watchmen Comedian has suffered a similar fate to his face. Taking off his mask shows the contrast. None of the other flesh tones on his body skin have been affected so its clearly a fault with the pink dye.

I should point out that the Silk Spectre head hasn’t been affected that way, nor fortunately, Buffy, Willow, Gay Ellis (from UFO) or Steed and Emma although it might be the way they were facing. Dr. Manhattan is blue and Rorschach has his mask on.

Hope this pictures show the difference. In some respects, it makes the Comedian look more rugged, although logistically, in real life, the reverse would happen and the skin behind the mask would be white.

Comedian-masked Comedian-unmasked

Check your figures.

Add comments below this article if you’ve experience a similar thing and with which models and manufacturer.

Geoff Willmetts

July 2014

Category: Toys/Models

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Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’ If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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