Metal MIM Blade Runner M2019 Diecast Blaster Replica

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by neosporing, May 23, 2006.

  1. neosporing

    neosporing Sr Member

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    I was at the monsters in motion's web site looking at their resin PKD blaster (the one with the functioning flip out cylinder) and found a new(?) advertisment for a diecast metal PKD blaster replica.

    https://www.monstersinmotion.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=8549

    Only 50 bucks more than the resin blaster kit and this one comes assembled, painted and can be field stripped like a real pistol.

    Obviously it isn't going to be nearly as nice looking as racprops talking Full Metal Blaster nor UnitPD's working pkd blaster.

    Anyone have any idea how much of this thing is going to be diecast metal?

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  2. spinner44.com

    spinner44.com Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about this one. I purchased their resin version and was very unhappy with the workmanship. The photos they used to sell the item were definately a bait and switch. Looking at some of the other photos on the site the shroud looks a little wavy.
     
  3. neosporing

    neosporing Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(spinner44.com @ May 23 2006, 11:43 PM) [snapback]1249542[/snapback]</div>
    I was either going to buy the resin or the diecast metal. What kind of workmanship problems did the MIM resin kit have? Bubbles? Warped castings? Rattling Bolt? too flimsey?

    How did your MIM resin blaster compare to the Doppleganger you have on your site? (great site btw) I have a doppleganger as well. You said that it is 'beefier'. are the doppleganger resin kits larger in size than the MIM?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  4. Walter

    Walter Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(neosporing @ May 23 2006, 11:50 PM) [snapback]1249582[/snapback]</div>
    I was either going to buy the resin or the diecast metal. What kind of workmanship problems did the MIM resin kit have? Bubbles? Warped castings? Rattling Bolt? too flimsey?

    How did your MIM resin blaster compare to the Doppleganger you have on your site? (great site btw) I have a doppleganger as well. You said that it is 'beefier'. are the doppleganger resin kits larger in size than the MIM?

    Thanks in advance.
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    The Doppledanger and the MIM are WORLDS apart from one to the other. Like Spinner said, you have to be careful with MIM, their casts are not clean, their props require A LOT of clean up... there are better options out there. I dont know much about their all metal blaster as it is a new product, but I bet you take a flame to it and it will melt like a little metal toy soldier.
     
  5. Jeeves

    Jeeves Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I tend to agree with everything said above - but do want to note:

    The MIM Pulse Rifle kit was pretty nice. Otherwise, everything I rec'd from them was SUB-Par. You are definitely better off going to Richard Coyle, or trying to score a Doppleganger.

    -RAJ
     
  6. Walter

    Walter Sr Member

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    Well... ask Tommin about how much fun it is to mod a MIM pulse rifle to make is screen accurate. ;)
     
  7. tain669

    tain669 Sr Member

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    I'd like to see more pics and get more info before I passed judgement 2 cents
     
  8. Hirohawa

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    It looks good to me.
     
  9. Walter

    Walter Sr Member

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    Well, I have seen the resin ones first hand and there is only one word that applies "ugly."

    If someone wants to take the chance and order the metal version then supply pics, that is the only way you will be able to get an honest look at their product, the kits received do not look like the pics on their site.

    Come on, MIM has a reputation for a reason, just ask around.

    -Bryan
     
  10. Jeeves

    Jeeves Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(bbabich @ May 25 2006, 03:04 PM) [snapback]1250457[/snapback]</div>
    True that (double true). :)
     
  11. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Coyle claims that he isn't making any more metal Bladerunner blasters.

    - k
     
  12. burningman

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    I'd like to hear Richards thoughts on this..since he's the one who made the difinitive blaster.
    I've only delt with MIM once and it was for a Dopelganger..it showed up with a tigger missing but i knew a girl that worked there at the time anbd she hooked me up with the missing part.
    I beleive mine was an original Rick Ross bit I can't be 100% on that..the castings were really good though.

    I've since heard alot of bad things about them so I'm very hesitant to order anything from them now.
     
  13. tain669

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    I got an e-mail form MIM,I was able to find out that the blaster is being made in Hong Kong so I hope this will give us a little more sense of what they are going to make.Thanks :cheers
     
  14. neosporing

    neosporing Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(tain669 @ May 26 2006, 10:30 PM) [snapback]1251468[/snapback]</div>
    i do also want a metal blaster with leds and a flip out cylinder, But i have a sneaking feeling that this 'Hong Kong' version might come to me with the grips on upside-down and the shroud bent 'up and to the left.' But hey, only 1000 being made so I just put my pre-order in.

    I know full well that the 'holy grail' PKD replica is being made by racprops. I am still kicking myself so hard for not getting in on the last Run. Esp after those pics showed up today. :eek :love So Yes. Definately yes. I want in on this order.

    (fingers crossed. C'mon people only 7 more to go.)

    I have no idea what is happening to me. I thought for sure that after my doppleganger arrived, my PKD blaster obsession would have been satiated. For some odd reason, it seems my hunger for this replica just keeps growing.

    If the MIM version completly sucks and racprops retires then ill have no choice but to start hunting for the real steel parts at gun shows or as I've said earlier wait until 2019 and join the L.A. Blade Runner unit.
     
  15. aniskywalker

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  16. racprops

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    Say I think what MM is doing is getting a seond run from Hartford.

    These look very much like that run. Note how they did the triggers...

    OR MM is pulling a Icons and useing pictures OF a Hartford model as their presales prototype.

    Me 2 cents worth.

    Rich
     
  17. neosporing

    neosporing Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(racprops @ May 27 2006, 08:46 AM) [snapback]1251630[/snapback]</div>
    here is a comparison pic of the triggers between the hartford and the MIM triggers
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    I'll put some more pics up at
    hartford vs. Mim same?

    The Mim page says that there is no Resin on the blaster only ABS plastic and the hartford page says that the reciever is made of 'hard resin' but the original description was in Japanese so it could be one of those things 'lost in translation'.

    What is the difference between ABS and Resin? (appearence and weight?) Is one more desireable than the other?
     
  18. racprops

    racprops Sr Member

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    Oh yes they are not the same...

    And I remember the Hartford use another gun not a Bulldog, they bought or used sonething like S&W Pistol.

    Rich
     
  19. Jedi Lawja

    Jedi Lawja Well-Known Member

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    The triggers are distinctly different.

    Jay
     
  20. tain669

    tain669 Sr Member

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    There are some differences in the two.But I'd like to know how the quality on this will be for the price and if it will be sturdy. :cheers
     

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