Radd Titan Face/Off-Sabretooth

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Geoman here!!!

So peeps we are going to start a ‘piece vs piece’ or ‘classic vs modern’ or even ‘old vs new’.

No matter how long you have been in the collecting game you will eventually come across a common conversation about the old school (giving a shit) Sideshow era vs the corporate powerhouse that now doesn’t care about its people or the collector Sideshow (not what I agree with, but a common and boring conversation now)

Whatever your flavour opinions are like arseholes and we all have them!!!

We plan to use this page as a comparison of not only Sideshow, but all companies pieces, character choices and preferences of where your/our money should go (obviously we will throw our two-pence in too lol)

I will be starting this debate on the recent Sideshow variant game, whether it’s a genius money making scheme or them being lazy bastards. There is no denying this is no flash in the pan and we have had numerous characters revisited, revamped, redone basically and some only subtly in some cases.
Anyway on with the character in question!!!
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Real Name – Victor Creed

Current Alias – Sabretooth
Gender – Male
Height – 6′ 6″
Weight – 275 lbs (125 kg) (without adamantium skeleton), 380lbs(with)
Eyes – Amber
Hair – Blond
Citizenship – Canadian
Marital Status – Single
Occupation – Adventurer, former Headmaster of the Hellfire Academy, leader of the Hand (Japanese Branch), soldier, mercenary, professional criminal, assassin, serial killer, crime-lord
Unusual Features – Sabretooth has elongated canines, claws at the tips of his fingers and toes, and vertical pupils.
Origin – Mutant (Possibly Lupine)
Place of Birth – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Other Aliases – Slasher, El Tigre, Der Schlächter (“The Butcher” in German), Mr. Silver, God of the Hunt, Murder Lord of the Eastern Hemisphere.

Relatives – Victoria Creed (mother, deceased); Zebadiah Creed (father, deceased); Luther Creed (brother, deceased); Clara Creed (sister); Saul Creed (brother, deceased); Graydon Creed (son, deceased)

Affiliation – Avengers Unity Division; formerly “Wolverines”, Astonishing Avengers, Hellfire Club (Hellfire Academy), Hand (Japanese Branch) (leader), Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, X-Men, Weapon X, Marauders, X-Factor, Hounds; Avengers (1950s); former partner of the Constrictor, Team X (CIA), Logan’s Mutant.

Base Of Operations – Avengers Mansion, Manhattan, New York City, New York; formerly X-Factor HQ, Washington D.C., Maryland; Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York Status

Creators Chris Claremont, John Byrne First Appearance Iron Fist #14 (August, 1977)
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Sabretooth aka Victor Creed is a super-villain from Marvel comics and X-Men fame and the arch nemesis of the fan favourite, Wolverine.

One of my favourite villains of all time being that he is not only in touch with his animal instincts but he actually welcomes the savagery as opposed to Wolverine’s more suppressed beast in the basement.

I think my favourite part of this characters history is the fact he kills a loved one of Wolverine’s every year on his birthday. (Who writes this class)

Back on track!!!
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The original piece released by Sideshow was not without its faults or criticism as we all know pyjama gate?!?

The body although big and powerful (more like open season comic) was underwhelming due to its lack of muscular definition we have all come to expect from Sabretooth!!

I love the face sculpt and paint on the regular edition and for me it can’t be topped and the sculpting on the gloves is masterfully executed from Sideshows gore group!

The base is fantastic and the animal wolverine skull and maple leaves scattered on the Canadian mountains is a great touch!!

Oh and the gold print underneath the base  is one of the best I have seen too lol!!

So to be honest I love the original and score it a good 7.5 out of 10 overall!!
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Now for the new one…..

For a start its smaller!!!
How you ask as its practically the same sculpt?

Well I am going with a smaller base and a slight change of angles!!

I love the heads sculpts but that’s a dead heat as there near enough identical to the original exclusive!!

I love the snowy base but not more than the original so deduction there then!

I love the body sculpt more but I still feel he is not vascular enough or as shredded as I wanted plus the Pom Pom uniform was never my favourite!!

The claws on the hands are amazing but what the fu%# happened to his feet?!?!!

Is it their position and shape or those nails? I don’t know but wow I am not a fan!!

With an addition size of 750 for the ex this piece feels like a test the water moment as the original does not go up much in price on the secondary market and is not considered a masterpiece by any means!!
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Verdict…..

If you haven’t guessed by now I am sticking with the original which is a shame as I am buying the brown wolverine which is the counter part of this new Sabretooth!!

Was it the base? No!
The feet I hear you ask? Ummm no!
It was the lack of significant change! No real switch outs or improvements on the body sculpt or base plus that uniform and limited chance of major re sale profit…….. Easy pass I afraid!!

Let’s hope I am not wrong…. Again!!

Peace
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