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TNT Lethal (Matrix's Trinity)
Tarok
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 10:59 AM UTC
TNT Lethal! was one of the first releases by Argentine company Trifon Miniatures. This was also the first Trifon Miniatures figure I had the privilege to review, and quite frankly, I am impressed.

Link to Review

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

fanai
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 04:17 AM UTC
Rudi I remember our friend when he first posted the working of this figure way back in 2005- a truely beautiful figure and captures both the movement and Character of the figure - wish I had one
Ian
Tarok
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 04:47 PM UTC
Hi Ian,

Yes, I remember when Trifon first came along back in '05... wow that seems so long ago! LOL :-)

Actually, given The Matrix Trilogy's near cult-like status (well in SA at least), I'm truly surprised by how few models there are of the characters and the vehicles - be it hovercraft or those cool walkers they used in the defense of Zion.

Rudi
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 06:10 PM UTC
Hello Rudi!

Thanks very much for this excellent review! It will surely be included as a link on our website.

In fact art cover goes on the front side of the package and attached with the kit is a basic assembling and painting guide, that includes specific instructions to fix the figure to the kit wall using a 1mm and 32mm long metal pin (not provided but easily performable with a common nail of that size)

To be sincere this wasn't only your first Trifon figure but also our first sculping/casting for the line. I'll keep in mind your commments for next projects.

Those walkers are a thorn on my side. Pehaps some day I'll face that challenge also

Kind regards and happy 2007
GUille07

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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2007 - 05:01 PM UTC
From all the different angle and pics, it looks like the hands have only three fingers?
Tarok
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 11:57 AM UTC

Quoted Text

From all the different angle and pics, it looks like the hands have only three fingers?



Hi Jesse,

Thanks for commenting.

Unfortunately it's the angle at which the photo was taken - from the lower part of the hand. The three lower fingers you see are the 3rd, 4th and 5th fingers, with the furthest finger, the index finger, raised. Unfortunately the thumbs are a bit lower and hidden by the index fingers in the the photos.

I can assure you both hands each have 4 fingers and a thumb

Rudi
Tarok
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 05:44 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks very much for this excellent review! It will surely be included as a link on our website.

In fact art cover goes on the front side of the package and attached with the kit is a basic assembling and painting guide, that includes specific instructions to fix the figure to the kit wall using a 1mm and 32mm long metal pin (not provided but easily performable with a common nail of that size)
...

Those walkers are a thorn on my side. Pehaps some day I'll face that challenge also



Hi Guillermo,

Thanks for the comments regarding the review. I look forward to seing the link on your site.

Thanks also for the tip about securing the figure to the wall. I was actually thinking of using a clear rod of some sort so that it's less obtrusive

Apart from the Zion Mech walkers... pretty much any Matrix character would be welcome

Rudi
AndyD
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2007 - 03:26 PM UTC
Very nice figure - something different and I love the sense of movement the sculptor has captured.

What with all the hoopla on the sister sites of HF about copyright I'm interested to know where the site stands on this figure? (Obviously, unless they are paying royalties or have permission to use the copyrighted character.)

Please don't take this as inflamatory - I'm just curious as how in one post people are admonished for requesting copyrighted photos yet in this post a clear breach of copyright is promoted via the site?

I'm not trying to play devils advocate - I'm simply curious.
cheers
Tarok
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2007 - 03:50 PM UTC
Hi Andy,

Fair question, I suppose.

I would imagine that since it hasn't actually been titled "Trinity from The Matrix" they haven't strictly speaking infringed on any copyright any more than Andrea Miniatures has with their movie themed figures. It merely bears the likeness of a fictional character.

The association between the movie and the figure was made by me as the reviewer and is as such my personal opinion and not necessarily those of the Kitmaker group of sites.

Is this a clear breach of copyright? I honestly have no idea. Personally I don't think so due to the reason in my opening statement. I would, however, definitely like to hear the professional views of a copyright attorney on this sort of topic.

Rudi