Monday, 27 October 2014

Lego Fantastic Four by Sheng Yuan

Fantasic Four Sheng Yuan's in Da house!! Now we can compare them with Decool's (link)

As usual, Lego minifigure set by Sheng Yuan normally come in set of 8. So they are: Mr Fantastic, Human Torch (human look), Invisible Woman, Thing, flaming red Human Torch, Pyro (thank guys for the update in comment below), Silver Surfer and Dr. Doom.




No brochure/catalogue or game cards come with the lego bricks.

The line up:


Closer look front and rear view:



Some of my friends wanna have this flaming red Human Torch just for the hairpiece. They wanna use it to make Ghost Rider minifigure. I'm not that creative. I try to use it on lego figure with evil skull head but i don't have suitable lego bike for him.. hence he look just some guy with his hair set on fire lol..

Found this moc'ed bike on taobao that will match ghost rider figure:
source: google/taobao

As for Silver Surfer figure, i wish he come with chrome silver instead metallic silver but nah, that's too good to be true. I bet it's expensive to produce the whole figure in chrome silver.

When i bought these set of 8, i'm only excited (my expectation) to have the flaming transparent-red/orangish human torch, silver surfer and The Thing.. but Mr.Fantastic got my attention. He has longer leg and arm (same mould with Sheriff Woody as you can see from pic below)



Okay, now let's compare them with Decool's figure. For these comparison, i'll have  Sheng Yuan on the right and Decool on the left.


I love SY's hair piece very much!

Left - Decool, Right - SY

It's the same with the one he has in video games:

source: google




Since Lego hasn't issue any Fantastic Four Lego set/minifigure, the closest we can compare is with Fantastic Four character in Lego video games. IMHO, I love SY's figure more. (1) Look at the bold line on the leg, it's the same with the one in video games. (2) Decool has more detail belt design (with small buckle) but all the character in the video games has as plain bold line. (3) Decool figure also come with  dual sided face but SY only one sided face.

source: google


For Dr.Doom; original Lego is on the right, SY's in the middle and Decool on the left. I don't take the hood off because all figure don't have dual sided face. Both front and rear torso has same design with original lego. However, for the first time i think SY has better cape than Decool. Look at how thin Decool's cape.


Last but not least.. Thing!


Which one do you prefer? I love the colour tone of SY's Thing, with more visible scar/mark but Decool's Thing has better pants, with Fantastic 4 logo on his belt. The head piece also is totally different. Decool's head piece is fixed to the body but SY's is adjustable. SY's Thing has the same build with SY's big hulk in their Avengers set. (link)

[update@July 27th, 2015]
I can't believe there is still an update to this post after 9 months. Thanks to @Daryl Williams for this information. According to him, The Thing from the latest SY batch (close to the date of this update) has very important improvement. take a guess >_<. The F4 logo at his belt! 

This picture has been sent by him:


Thank you for taking the time to take photo and provide this information to me. I am sure many will appreciate this update :) Thanksss :)

[end of update]

..and this is screenshot of The Thing in lego game.

source: google

Decool's Thing has closer look to the one in Lego videogame right? However, with SY's figure, you can have Thing turn his head to left/right like this =p


I'll keep both to my collection anyway =p


Lil'update@29/11/2014: since The Thing head is removable, you may swap the head with other character.  Found one fella in my local facebook group share this photo of his. (i've already obtained permission from him, @fallenkia)  to upload some of his photos. 




48 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure the yellow minifig is Pyro (a villain typically associated with the X-men) I have no clue how he ended up with the F4, but I don't mind having him! http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw7h1hz7xQ1qzmnjm.jpg

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    1. Hi Zhagas. Thanks for your comment. Yeah, now it makes sense.. looking at the outfit and hair.. but uh uh.. definitely out of the league.. in Fantastic Four set of 8? hmm.. it will be cool if they can replace Pyro with invisible woman made from transparent clear parts.. so that we can have both invisible woman in human form and invisible form. just like human torch in human and flaming red form.. =)

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    2. Haha I thought like you about the invisible woman !

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  2. finally you got it and give a review! Now my youngest wants The Thing. His older brother have the Human Torch (like what i had whatsapp you)... ;)

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    1. Oh, that's you =). Thanks for your whatsapp i cannot wait to get them so decided to buy the whole set =p

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  3. @Zagas - It looks like Pyro, but we know Pyro doesn't have the ability to make fire, his ability is to control fire. That's why he always carry a blowtorch with him so he can start a fire and control it. Maybe just add a helmet to change the hair & a blowtorch can surely make him look like Pyro - Jpoks

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    1. oh i see.. i just read about him from wiki. so we need to make him wear flame thrower/blowtorch to complete the look. maybe we can use same build of proton pack in Ghostbuster set?

      [img]http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/backer-600x380.jpg[/img]

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    2. source from slash gear btw. forgot to mention above =p

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  4. Decool just release the GOTG series & the huge Venom in some countries. Cant wait to have them! - Jpoks

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    1. I just ordered mine via aliexpress. will arrived in 2-3 weeks time =(. However if i find them locally available, i'll buy them too. ahahah

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  5. @ Zagas - Sorry, my bad. I look at the latest Pyro at marvel comics. It really looks like Pyro! The hair is just like it. It only needs a large red eye glasses & a back pack with host up to his hands and it will definetly be Pyro! - Jpoks

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  6. Hi everybody!, yes it is PYRO! they have copied the same body and hair from the videogame... just google it up you will see.
    the new sets of GOTG and Venom are already selling worldwide at aliexpress.com
    do anyone nows or have a direct contact to Decool or SY company? we could start proposing characters to make...

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    1. i just googled the image: It's the same! now i love him too =)
      [img]https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3826/10254238604_c363ae98a4_z.jpg[/img]

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  7. Hi, Decool just release big fig of Green Goblin and their upcoming release of 6's (Wolverine, Magneto, Storm, Batman Begin, Catwoman & Zurr Enn Arrh). SY will also release their GOTG. :)

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    1. yeay! more and more exciting figure coming soon after GOTG! It will be the first clone of wolverine, magneto and storm too! oh. and SY normally come out with set of 8 and Decool set of 6. I hope SY will have the remaining character of GOTG not issued by Decool. =)

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  8. Another great review. i ordered this set too. it should arrive soon :-) . I really like the Thing by SY. the color, the shape, the details and of course the rotative head like SY Big Hulk. Mr Fantastic looks nice with his long legs and you're right, the hair are awesome !! and Yes it's Pyro (the yellow one)
    See ya !

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    1. Hey thanks for your comment =). I definitely need to update this info in my post above. Now i love him more.. Pyro!

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  9. Haha Super Saiyan Human Torch !

    Very good looking these FF by SY !! Mr Fantastic's legs are amazing. I'm so impressed ! I love the Silver Surfer and the Human Torch too.

    I think I will buy it, it's a very interesting set.

    You can read the new article on my blog, I finally received the Dragon Ball Z minifigures by Lele ! It took time, but now I get it, and so I wrote my longest article !

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    1. oh my! This will be my first time reading about them - Dragon Ball Z by Lele. in set of 8 too! Thanks for the update! I just subscribed to your blog =). Keep up the good work!!

      now i'm going to find myself this set too... wanna get the new character =)

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  10. Ah ah bro, I gave in, I bought this set ! USD 9 is a good price I think. I don't know anything about Fantastic Four (I just read one comic one day), but the set is just magical.

    I just read the thread about Decool in the Lego official community board. Hahahaha people just want to see Decool die, they want the electric chair for the brand ! I'm just sayin'... Why does this disturb them LOL ! If they don't like, they don't buy. They're not the owners of the Lego brand !!

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    1. (^_^;) .. and thats why Decool/SY and other clone brand is not reachable =^_^=

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    2. anyway, i'm sure people buy original or clone or both for their own reasons.. i hope those claiming themselves lego purist don't possess any illegal download of movies/mp3s in their collection. if they do have them, then they are no different and the reason they do it is the same with people buying these clone brand =p.

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    3. I bet they are buying the Thing, Human Torch, the SDCC ones or any other minifigs not made by LEGO quietly when not shouting in the forums.

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    4. Haha I'm sure they are !

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    5. All the ironman minifigure too =p

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  11. Fantastic review.....thought the Pyro guy was Firelord at first, another herald of Galactus like Silver Surfer.

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    1. Okay.. you made me google Firelord.. ahaha. thanks to all of you i learned many new character everyday >_<

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  12. hi guys, here is a link where you can see the list of all the Lego Marvel characters from the video game.
    http://86bb71d19d3bcb79effc-d9e6924a0395cb1b5b9f03b7640d26eb.r91.cf1.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/lego-marvel-super-heroes-unlockable-characters.jpg

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    1. Thanks for the link =) So many interesting character that Decool or Sheng Yuan can issue! I gotta get myself Lego video games. at least super heroes video games.

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  13. YESSSSSSSSS !! i received this set today . So cool ! SY really make effort to create minifigs with high quality. I like the Thing. As i said in a previous comment, the details are nice, and the head .... Well everything is ok . My collec. is growing ;-)

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    1. @alternabricks ; show us some pics =)

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    2. @Julian; I envy your Lele's Dragon Ball Z. I cannot find it anywhere in my local store =(

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    3. Buy it on the Internet !

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    4. @legostore.my I updated my blog so you can see them.

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  14. I passed by an unassuming toy shop. One I would have missed 9 out of 10 times. Anyway, my car is parked and why don't just pop in for a look. You never know what you may find.

    Guess what, I found a set of FF4!

    The first minifig I opened was ... goes without saying ... Human Torch! Wow it looks good. Definitely an outstanding minifig. Put it in a collection of 100 minifigs, he will stand out.

    The rest of the set is still in boxes. I will check them out when I have some free time.

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    1. I bet now it's your favourite place to drop by. ahahaha,.. one of your source for clone lego stuff ya.. =) better, why not ask the owner/salesgirl their whatsapp number so that you can check if they received new stuff =)

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    2. You bet it made my list of bootleg-hunting grounds. In fact, I brought my son there yesterday to buy SY Avenger's Hulk big minifig for him.

      The entire SY F4 set was top notch. Printing was good and neat. Plastics don't have deep scratch marks. Cluth is good and tight. No missing pieces. I am pleasantly surprised and very happy with this set.

      I can't wait for SY new stuff. If ... they can keep up the quality.

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  15. I'm wondering: Is the ShengYuan Thing's head removable? Could you replace it with a normal LEGO minifigure head?

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    1. Yup. Its removable. One of my friends use his skill and equipment to spray the body and use bane normal head to make it looks like big size bane. I will ask his permission to share his photo here.

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    2. Hi @anonymous, i've updated my post above with some pic. =)

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    3. Awesome! Thanks for the info and new pictures! I have an idea for a custom and this helped me decide that I can do it :)

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  16. arms are new too on new batch.

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    1. Hi there @anonymous. what does it mean. any printed logo or design on the arms?

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  17. Hello, do you sell this set?

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    1. hi there. i'm sorry i no longer have this set for sale =(

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