I was pleased when the FedEx man dropped off an unexpected package yesterday. After all, I may not remember everything I’ve bought, but I certainly like getting packages.
I looked at the return address: ZCorp. Which I know, from my wife’s employment at Harmonix, is the company who prints the Bandmates, which I’d ordered more than 4 weeks ago.
I had already seen some of them in person, because they sent samples of tons of them to Harmonix, which Christine brought home. (There’s two samples in my cube at work, if anyone wants to see one in person, before buying.)
I am happy to report that the quality on the “real” bandmate is much superior to the samples we’d had. The real one is amazing. I took some really close up, high resolution shots, which can be seen here.
If you’re skeptical to drop $70 to get one of these things, here’s my word of advice:
Get your character exactly how you want in the game, and wait 2 weeks for it to update to the website. Then order one. These are the coolest collectible items you’ll own in a long time. (Unless you steal the original R2D2 from Lucas, in which cause, kudos.)