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brm7675
03-02-2011, 07:39 PM
Winning the MVP was nice, helping lead the Reds to their first division win in years was nice, having your own ESPN commerical is nice..but how do you know you have made it to the big time? Anyone? Anyone?

You get your own TOY. That's right, McFarlane figures is coming out with a Joey Votto figure that will be on all toy shelves very soon. Now that is making it big time....:thumbup:

KYRedLeg
03-02-2011, 09:31 PM
I've got one sitting on my desk right now. I preordered a case of them back in October, and they shipped last week.

Horrible, horrible, likeness...for Votto. However, it's like I have a 6" Miguel Cairo sitting on my desk.

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8162/cairo.jpg

Without Flash (http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/7604/noflasho.jpg)
Right Side (http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/2497/rightcf.jpg)
Front (http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1438/flashynk.jpg)
Full Figure (http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8593/fullli.jpg)

I mean, yeah, it's #19 and Votto...and that's several kinds of awesome. But having seen what McFarlane can do, it's a bit of a disappointment.

mroby85
03-02-2011, 09:58 PM
I was really disappointed with the Mcfarlane when I saw it, because they usually do really well with these. I have Griffey, Dunn, Palmer, and Ocho. I want to get Votto's too, but I was disappointed with how little it looks like him.

Jadam
03-03-2011, 01:00 AM
KYRed, yours looks pretty different than the picture on Amazon. Sure yours are legit?

KYRedLeg
03-03-2011, 09:25 AM
Oh definitely, they came in a sealed case from McFarlane. :) That's just the difference between a hand-painted prototype that is photographed for retailers, and the finished production piece. Most of the airbrushed details are gone too, like the dirt on his leg and shoes. Gloves are a different color now. If the helmet was situated a little higher on the finished figures, I feel like it would make his whole face look different.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/3383/votto.jpg

To add insult to injury, the chase figure in my case was Halladay's variant.

KYExtemper
03-03-2011, 10:13 AM
LOL. They turned Votto Latino...or gave him a really dark tan.

davereds24
03-03-2011, 10:59 AM
what a joke, that is terrible

DocRed
03-03-2011, 11:54 AM
LOL that does look like Cairo

justincredible
03-03-2011, 12:50 PM
That is, without a doubt, the worst attempt at a players likeness that I have ever seen. Just absolutely pitiful. If I were Votto I'd be pissed.

Grouse
03-03-2011, 12:59 PM
It must have been very sunny in Canada this winter to get a tan like that.

KYRedLeg
03-03-2011, 01:20 PM
Been poking around the McFarlane message board a bit...

Joey Votto (http://www.amazon.com/McFarlane-Sports-Action-Figure-Cincinnatti/dp/B004LPMVEI/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1)

MLB Series 15 Carlos Delgado (http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B000G2XU5E/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&index=0)

That at least helps to explain why Votto's body seems off, especially arms that seem way too ripped to me. Still no excuse for taking what was a passable likeness on the face and turning it into Cairo.

Tadasimha
03-03-2011, 01:47 PM
Been poking around the McFarlane message board a bit...

Joey Votto (http://www.amazon.com/McFarlane-Sports-Action-Figure-Cincinnatti/dp/B004LPMVEI/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1)

MLB Series 15 Carlos Delgado (http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B000G2XU5E/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&index=0)

That at least helps to explain why Votto's body seems off, especially arms that seem way too ripped to me. Still no excuse for taking what was a passable likeness on the face and turning it into Cairo.

Wait - there's a message board for McFarlane toys...err...action figures?

Wow.

Terrible likeness, btw.

Cuban_Missile
03-03-2011, 01:51 PM
Yeah that is absolutely terrible!

KYExtemper
03-03-2011, 02:12 PM
Yeah, the arms on Votto's figure made me think he got on the juice during the winter. Muscles, muscles, muscles!

Kudos to KYRed for the Cairo pic beside the figure. I've showed it to a couple of people at work this morning and they've found it hilarious.

brm7675
03-03-2011, 02:56 PM
What I can't believe is that the chose to go with a Votto. I mean don't get me wrong, i love the guy and what he has done, but lets be honest, if they were going to do a Red, then the only choice should have been Paul Janish....

DocRed
03-03-2011, 04:03 PM
Been poking around the McFarlane message board a bit...

Joey Votto (http://www.amazon.com/McFarlane-Sports-Action-Figure-Cincinnatti/dp/B004LPMVEI/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1)

MLB Series 15 Carlos Delgado (http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/B000G2XU5E/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_0?ie=UTF8&index=0)

That at least helps to explain why Votto's body seems off, especially arms that seem way too ripped to me. Still no excuse for taking what was a passable likeness on the face and turning it into Cairo.

Man these things are no better than those crappy Startling Lineups I used to buy lol.

bounty37h
03-03-2011, 04:24 PM
Haha, starting lineups. I still have an Eric Davis one in my office.

mroby85
03-05-2011, 11:58 AM
Man these things are no better than those crappy Startling Lineups I used to buy lol.

Haha, some of them are really well done. This Votto has to be the worst one i've ever seen by far. They usually do a good job on the ones i've seen in the past. Prince Fielder was a little too slim, but they probably couldn't afford to produce that many at a realistic size and still make a profit, lol jk.

cuetodaman
04-08-2011, 10:07 PM
I've got one sitting on my desk right now. I preordered a case of them back in October, and they shipped last week.

Horrible, horrible, likeness...for Votto. However, it's like I have a 6" Miguel Cairo sitting on my desk.

I mean, yeah, it's #19 and Votto...and that's several kinds of awesome. But having seen what McFarlane can do, it's a bit of a disappointment.

I just got this and noticed theres a weird notch cutout in the bottom back of the batting helmet under the mlb logo. Does anyone here who has this cairo look alike votto figure have this same little notch? I was figuring I would ask before I send it back and get an identical figure...thanks in advance guys

Reds
04-08-2011, 10:24 PM
LOL