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25 July 2018 @ 10:20 pm
Introduction: Chief Hopper from "Stranger Things"  
I don't even watch the show (should I?) but I figured it's always good to have a sheriff in town! He only comes with gun and coffee pot (and a stand), but I like the small details on his uniform.







athousandsmiles: at the lakeathousandsmiles on July 25th, 2018 08:35 pm (UTC)
OMG Hopper!! I freakin' love Hopper. Good find!
Antjedieastra on July 28th, 2018 05:22 pm (UTC)
From what I hear about the character and the actor, I think I'll love him too! I look forward to find out.
Yes, it is a really nicely detailed figure. I only buy the best ones! (which is why I haven't gotten the older Mulder and Scully yet. I don't like their faces but it would be nice to have 7" ones as the others are so small)
kanarek13kanarek13 on July 25th, 2018 09:47 pm (UTC)
Looks so real!!! Love it... and yeah, epic show is epic, definitely worth watching :D
Antjedieastra on July 28th, 2018 05:19 pm (UTC)
You are not the only one saying that, so I'll definitely give it a try! If you see more picture posts with figures from me, you'll know I got addicted again LOL I only buy figures from stuff I love. Usually.

I also hear that the sheriff is a great character and actor, I think I'll like him!
shivver13: Roryshivver13 on July 25th, 2018 10:19 pm (UTC)
You should definitely watch Stranger Things. It's a fantastic show. I preferred the first season over the second, but the second is still very good.

That fig is gorgeous!
Antjedieastra on July 28th, 2018 05:16 pm (UTC)
I just realized that season 1 is only 8 episodes so I'll definitely give it a try! I guess my worry was that I might fall in love with it and then have to buy all the figures LOL

He really looks great and I have been told by a friend that the sheriff also is a great character and actor. I think I might like him.

So, in case you see more Stranger things figure posts, you know what happened... ;)
shivver13: Nineshivver13 on July 30th, 2018 01:40 am (UTC)
All of the characters on Stranger Things are well-drawn, with complex personalities - even the children - which is one of the things that makes it good. Hopper is one of my favorite characters on the show, probably because, as I think about it, he has that gruff-exterior-but-heart-of-a-hero vibe that I love, and yes, David Harbour does a fantastic job with him. Though, I will say all of the actors are very good, including the children.
Antjedieastra on July 30th, 2018 05:24 pm (UTC)
I watched the first two episodes yesterday, going to watch the third tonight. Love it! As you say, the kids are amazing. Very natural. I love especially Eleven, I knew I would be drawn to her as I already had been drawn to her figure and the expression there. She is amazing.

But yes, the sheriff is great of course! I have to smile, they even included his little belly into the figure so it was great to see it up close in the beginning ;)

I checked out David Harbour but I don't think I have seen him in anything before. Well, the James Bond maybe, but I don't remember that.

You know which else show also has great kids? I recently watched "Big little lies". The kids there are even smaller but also amazing, especially for that age.
vjezkovavjezkova on July 26th, 2018 06:40 am (UTC)
Another one! Wow! He is perfect. Even the creases on his shirt and trousers - what else can I add? Brilliant!
Antjedieastra on July 28th, 2018 05:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, I like the creases as well! They look very realistically. And he even has a little belly ;)
I have been told it is a great character and actor, I think I actually might enjoy watching it. Only problem is if I fall in love, then I have to buy all the other figures LOL
嵐の狼: Binbougami gaarashinoookami on July 26th, 2018 09:04 am (UTC)
Yes, you should watch 'Stranger Things'!
Antjedieastra on July 28th, 2018 05:06 pm (UTC)
Everyone keeps saying that so I guess I'll have to ;)
I am just afraid that I might fall in love with it and then have to buy all the figures!
owensheartowensheart on July 26th, 2018 12:26 pm (UTC)
Oh that is Awesome
Antjedieastra on July 28th, 2018 05:06 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid of watching it and falling in love and having to buy all the figures ;)
alumfelgaalumfelga on July 26th, 2018 12:34 pm (UTC)
I don't watch it either, but the sheriff is indeed very detailed :) I like the small pen in his pocket. "Stop, in the name of law!"
Antjedieastra on July 28th, 2018 05:05 pm (UTC)
I only keep hearing the best and now also everyone on my friends list tells me they enjoy it so I might give it a try. I just realized that season 1 is only 8 episodes so shouldn't take too long! I'm only worried that like with Gotham I might become a fan and then have to buy all the figures...

Well, thanks for the earworm!

Yes, really nice details, and I realize I forgot to photograph the patches on his shoulders right and left.

Edward Nygma also has nice pens in his pocket, the picture gets bigger when you click it! http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/03/Gotham-Select-Edward-Nygma-08.jpg
Nivieneniviene on August 9th, 2018 02:14 pm (UTC)
Catching up on your posts and doing them backwards so again OMG you watch Stranger Things!!! Love this show and love Hopper. Another great pic!!!

Do you follow David Harbour's twitter & instagram? A while back he was on a kick where if one of his fans asked him to say show up at an even say their prom he would if they got an absurd amount of followers ie 1 million. Not sure if they got the #s and if he showed though...but it was fun to watch what he was doing!

Edited at 2018-08-09 02:23 pm (UTC)
Antjedieastra on August 9th, 2018 08:00 pm (UTC)
I've just finished season 2 yesterday, I have been binge-watching for the past few days. What is it with me always seeing the figures first and then becoming a fan of the series? It was exactly the same with Gotham.

I had heard in the internet of Stranger Things before of course, and seen the figures, and already was drawn to Eleven, the expression is so well done. I definitely need to get her for some daddy-daughter pictures. Even though it's season 1 outfit with the dress.

Then I bought this sheriff really only to have a sheriff, as I thought he looked great, and everyone said I need to watch it. A friend especially told me that Hopper is a great character and also great actor, so I already knew going in who my favorite character would be, and it surely happened. Now I can't wait for 2019 for more episodes.

I had been a bit worried about the supernatural stuff not being for me, but all the characters are so wonderful and real and you just want to know what happens next. On the opposite, I also watched the first Star Trek Discovery episodes just to know what people were talking about and I am not sure yet I want to see more. Again the opposite was The Orville, I quickly was drawn to that as well. Life is too short to watch stuff you don't enjoy when there is so much out there that you do! Have we talked about Black Mirror yet? Another recent favorite show of mine.

I am still catching up with David Harbour, watching interviews on Twitter and such. I am not committing to follow someone easily, I must investigate first ;)

Seems like he does his tweeting in waves, he was filming in Bulgaria and feeling alone in his hotel room when that frenzy happened. Sounds like fun ;) He really went to that prom, there is a video on youtube showing a picture of it:


Under one of those videos I read a comment "Can't believe he was in Brokeback Mountain" and the same evening this came in German TV so I had to watch it of course! Again I don't remember in ever seeing him before but it will be fun picking him out now.

What I love about him - and I do see a pattern there with all the other guys that I also like for the same reason - how real he plays the emotions. It does not scream "acting" to you. You just always feel with him, and the sadness in his eyes. His relationship in season 2 with Eleven also reminded me a lot of Alfred and Bruce - having no idea what this kid needs but trying his best. Their fights were so intense and heartbreaking. I wonder if I can customize the figure into that version of Eleven. There is another figure of her in the Goth outfit but not the one in between.

Not sure why you say "another great pic", there are more behind the cut ;) This was just the introduction post, where I show all the details. I hadn't seen the show at the time, this was just 2 weeks ago, can you believe it?
I forgot to photograph the patches on his shoulders, but this figure is really well done, with all the creases in the shirt, and the belly even. With his first scene, I couldn't help smiling when seeing the belly in real life ;)
Syrenla_syrena on August 9th, 2018 08:25 pm (UTC)
He's a pretty cool guy.

His relationship in season 2 with Eleven also reminded me a lot of Alfred and Bruce - having no idea what this kid needs but trying his best.

I know what you mean even though I'm peripherally familiar with the Alfred/Bruce situation!

Not sure why you say "another great pic", there are more behind the cut ;)

Probably because I was focusing mostly on the first full figure picture and not so much the up-close detail photos behind the cut :D.
Antjedieastra on August 9th, 2018 08:29 pm (UTC)
Huh? What happened? Changed your name while I wasn't looking?

Seriously, I can't tell you my reaction at the end of episode 2x01, when he came home and it was revealed Eleven was there. All the feels, as people say! It just came around to full circle - him needing a daughter, and her needing a dad. They felt so familiar with each other, as it has been some time obviously.

He had one advantage over Alfred that he had been a dad before, but that was some years ago so I guess he was a bit rusty. And more worried as he already knows how it feels to lose a kid and doesn't want to do it again.

Seriously, it got so bad that with each new episode I jumped to only the Hopper scenes first... he got me good!
Nivieneniviene on August 10th, 2018 04:26 pm (UTC)
No didn't change my name lol. That's an old LJ I forgot about and now want to use exclusively for chrystal healing posts so I was logged in to see what I had in there. When I saw your reply I responded immediately forgetting I was in the wrong LJ and not logged into the proper one.

As for Stranger Things = good acting & good writing!