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15 September 2014 @ 09:28 pm
It's like Christmas!  
This is what I bought myself for Christmas - last Christmas, that is. Pre-ordered in October 2013 and they finally, FINALLY arrived today.

So this is the slipcover for the box that they came in.... numbered set 011 out of 200 only.

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Still in his packaging:

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Sherlock with the lid off:

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They come with posable hands, and small items eg phone, notebook, pen, watch and magnifier for Sherlock, plus gloved hands, and John gets a cup of tea!

Closeup of Sherlock and his skull:

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You can't actually see the detail in these photos - Sherlock is wearing a black wool coat, with a satin lining, and when you open it he has a navy wool scarf on over a black suit. It's incredibly well-done. I haven't taken John out of the box yet - didn't want to take Sherlock out at all but it was difficult to photograph him otherwise.

His violin, of course:

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And these are the background panels that come with them:

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When I slid the slipcover box out of the packing carton, I dropped the carton onto the floor and Ziggy spent time happily jumping in and out of it. It wasn't until I picked it up to take it out to the bin that I discovered the artwork in the box:

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They both look like they've had a hard night on the turps, in that, but I love it anyway. :-)
Happy Christmas to me!
Current Mood: giddygiddy
moonlightmead on September 15th, 2014 01:25 pm (UTC)
Oooooh! I bet you had fun photographing this! I must admit, the disembodied hands were a bit unnerving. I thought they might be props to put in a fridge. Ahem.

Embarrassing, I know, but, do you know what, it was only when I saw the picture of the background panels that I realised where your LJ theme background image must come from. I am slow, I know!

1:6 scale? These must be laaaaarge models...

Very glad they turned out to be worth the wait. Thank you for sharing them with us!
miwahni: Sherlock Trafalgar Squaremiwahni on September 16th, 2014 10:27 am (UTC)
The disembodied hands actually look a bit creepy. They're posable, though, so if you want to set Sherlock up playing his violin you just choose the right hands to do it. *g*

They're fairly large, about 12 inches tall; Sherlock is a bit taller than John which is correct - I haven't taken John out of his plastic though to compare exactly.
mrua7mrua7 on September 15th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
Now those are waaaaaaaay cool! Enjoy!
miwahni: Sherlock John eatingmiwahni on September 16th, 2014 10:28 am (UTC)
They are, I will, and thanks!
entropy_houseentropy_house on September 15th, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
HOORAY! I'm glad the wait was worth it, they're beautiful.
miwahni: Sherlock Facemiwahni on September 16th, 2014 10:29 am (UTC)
Thank you, yes I think it was worth the wait. The level of detail on them is quite astonishing, clothes-wise as well as likeness, especially with BC.
ali15son: pic#123714693ali15son on September 15th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
should i say happy belated christmas *g* ....glad they've eventually arrived xx
miwahni: Sherlock Buckpalace gigglemiwahni on September 16th, 2014 10:30 am (UTC)
Thank you for your Christmas wishes (hey it's only 100 days till the next one now!). I knew they'd take a while, but hadn't realised quite HOW long they'd take. But they're here now, and all is good!
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] FANTASTICdraycevixen on September 15th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)

You did yourself proud there, they're gorgeous.
miwahni: Sherlock Sheet and Johnmiwahni on September 16th, 2014 10:31 am (UTC)
Thank you, aren't they just?! I'm that thrilled with them.
sunray45: Sherlock candlessunray45 on September 16th, 2014 02:25 am (UTC)
Oh Wow!! They are fantastic! Well worth the wait even if it was frustrating for you.

Hmmm Wonder how they'd get on with my little Lads. D:
miwahni: Sherlock Keep calm and trust sherlockmiwahni on September 16th, 2014 10:34 am (UTC)
I thought I was quite patient, really; just kept checking the website to see when they were going to be posted. Finally got an email about three weeks ago asking me for clarification around my address (they had a PO Box for me but as the box was being sent via courier, they needed a street address) so I knew they wouldn't be too far away.

I think John would get on with your little Lads no worries at all! He'd probably invite them round for tea, or go round the pub for a beer with them. Sherlock however would probably not deign to notice them. *g*