Kissplay Controversey

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  1. JinraiPrime

    JinraiPrime 1000+ Post Club Member

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    This is really getting sad... I can see worse stuff and so can my kids by watching public access cable after 9pm. I find it more than a little amusing that grown adults are getting all blushy and disgruntled over these toys, especially since they definitely carry the asian edge to them. Its the nature of japanese artists in particular to make female characters look young as possible, because youth=vitality. Ive seen these figures and they are all and all decent, small and not at all vulgar. Comments people have made have made these toys in particular out to be some sort of perverted pedophile play thing. Im happy to see however that this hasnt slowed down the want for them any. Im going to get them all, hopefully ill find a few at botcon and i want copies of the little figures for repaints so if anyone has extras give me a price and maybe we can work something out.
     
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    Grimlocks Pretender Shell mmmm...energon

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    I heard that the age of consent in Japan is a lot lower hence the amount of hentai pR0n stuff.

    I mean it seems a bit weird for me that this new line is sorta headed in that direction, but its Japanese culture, who are we to judge?
     
  3. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Sorry I still think it's ridiculous and refuse to support it in any way shape or form. But if you like it, more power to you.
     
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    It's their culture, their problem.

    Not mine, hence why I don't buy them.
     
  5. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    I just hope we get new Bt/alt's out of that line. Maybe we'll get a blue rumble
     
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    You mean Frenzy? :p 

    And even though this might be culturally acceptable in Japan, that doesn't mean it isn't disgusting.
     
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    Personally, I prefer my TF's to not have a giant ass plastered on the front of the box.
     
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    Absurdicus Ridiculous G2 Combiner

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    It's easier to see how you have that impression without reading the manga or reading the translations of the radio dramas.

    (Holds scarred mind in hands) Why? Why was I curious about this? CAN'T UNSEE!!!!
     
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    Ditto.

    I just can't stand this line. Besides, the packaging for Kiss Players toys is just downright wrong.
     
  10. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    The little dolls don't bother me at all. I would get Autorooper if he were sould here in the US, but I don't have the money to ship him over here. Peace out.
     
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    I agree. This line is meant for a japanese market. The BT line has always been aimed at adult collectors there, and this is a simple evolution of that line. It's not going to show up at your local walmart and corrupt your kids.
     
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    I have Kissplay Hot Rod, and the box art isn't too bad. The art is exaggerated enough to not bother me. He's a cool toy, too. I don't like the manga I've seen, though, but given different body types in Japan and the fact that the girls seem to be old enough to hold jobs, I don't think it goes over the line.

    That said, I have no problem with the people who object to it. At least there's a firm opinion there. I've never bought the whole, "Well I don't like it, but it's ok because it's their culture." If you think the eating of tangerines is immoral, but you're willing to cut people across the ocean some slack, I'm going to wonder why the heck you feel it's ok to tell me tangerines are the root of all that's evil just because I live closer to you.

    In other words, if you can't stand by the belief, you should probably rethink it, IMO.
     
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    I hope the line lasts long enough to see Legion released.

    With wangtongue.
     
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    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    All I have to say is:

    "They're creepy and they're kooky,
    Mysterious and spooky,
    They're all together ooky,
    The Kissplay Family."
     
  15. JinraiPrime

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    Im talking strictly from the image of the toys, the manga i know nothing about. I suspect however that the manga is about what i would expect from a society who is more accepting sexually of certain concepts and imagery.
     
  16. Razerwire

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    Everybody wangtongue tonight!

    I got Autolooper and Rodimus coming. And you know what I plan to do with the box and the little girl figures? Sell the girl figures to those that want it and the boxes I plan to duct tape every last bit of it.

    I'm in these for the actual robot figures and weapons. The box and girls have no bearing on me whatsoever. Kremzeek I will keep.
     
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    Ahh so that's what you're into!
     
  18. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    You speak as though the Western culture is a bad thing. Just because we in the West were not brought up with this level of sexual indecency as the norm doesn't mean that we are naive. It's just something we are not familiar with. Hence why it is not accepted by a wide audience.
     
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    Yes, electric sex is awesome.
     
  20. DrSpengler

    DrSpengler The Real Ghostbuster

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    Well, Japan didn't make child pornography illegal until 1999, so they're still trying to get over the whole "children are sexy"-thing. Drawing characters that look like kids and then saying "oh, well, they're adults that only look like children" is just their little loophole.

    For a country that's so advanced, I'm surprised it took them so long to realize that having sex with kids is wrong, much less videotaping it and selling it to an audience.

    As for Kiss Play, I hate the thing so I haven't given it a single penny or bothered looking at the manga after the first issue, when I figured "this isn't for me".
     
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