Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

No, this is not a review, this is in fact - what I have been hinting at for months. Finally ready to let the cat out of the bag... so bear with me, I'm not exactly sure how to properly word this.

I take a lot of pride in providing what I, and many others consider high quality photos for WWE action figures. I have been a collector since the days of WWE's Hasbro and WCW's Galoob, all the way until the Jakks Pacific "Classic Superstars" line... alas, that was when I caved in and sold off my collection... mainly due to bad part choices, and lack of detail... nevermind the incorrect body proportions. What can I say? As I grew older as a wrestling fan, I started wanting the over look to be "more", I wanted higher quality.

I ended up settling on Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys (mainly) high-end collectibles... through those, I decided one day I wanted to do product photography - more specifically, toys. So I went out and got a point and shoot digital camera, and went off trying to replicate what I had seen.

Eventually, I made a huge upgrade into the DSLR world, and studied up on everything I could. Throughout that time, WWE made the transition from Jakks, into Mattel. I had no idea what to expect, but I was anxious... sculpts were revealed, eventually prototypes shown, and THEN I found them in stores.

So where is the news? Well, if you're a reader - you know I took what I gathered from high-end collectible photography, and applied it here to the BEST of my ability (though it seems everyday I learn something new). Eventually, it paid off.

Somebody at Mattel contacted me and offered me a deal (which no, I am not going to share all of the details online of). Basically, this is the thing - I am going to be provided figures to review for you guys, so long as I provide them with some shots of the figures. Also, if you've "LIKED" Mattel / WWE on Facebook, you'll soon be seeing my photos there as well.

As a life long wrestling fan, and a collector, I couldn't be happier. I hope all of you join me for the ride!

-Adam

6 comments:

  1. well done man! im glad your hard work payed off.. you really deserve the opprotunity....

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  2. Thats awesome! I wish i could do that. You inspired me to take better photos so i thank you for that. Hope you get some great (and early) figures to display your excellent photos. Congrats again my friend! (pwsphil from wrestlingfigs forum)

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  3. That is so cool to hear! I remember back to when you were just posting pictures of your lightbox. It's crazy to see how far that's gone. I've always looked forward to seeing your reviews. Hell, the ones of the SDCC Undertaker were enough to get me back into collecting. Congratulations on the deal, bro!

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  4. Congratulations! I've been following your review of the WWE Mattel figures and all of them are very good and the photos are really good as well.. I've been sold with some of the figures you reviewed in particular the Batista Elite Series 6 figure which I've recently acquired.. Looking forward to seeing your future work!!!

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  5. That is great! I can't wait to see the production line of Classic Superstars like Andre The Giant. I'll see them at toy stores.

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