BIG FIREBIRD BUILD - EX-01 Plus Mocha

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  1. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    When the topic comes up (and usually gets scrubbed immediately after), I tend to note that there's also similar sculpting on the bra cups. So I personally liken it more to the prominent seams you see on fetish-wear, where obviously the intent is to highlight and evoke such anatomy, but you're not actually "showing" anything.

    And it's not like other Transformers, even official (and male-coded) ones, haven't sometimes had similar pelvic details.

    So ultimately I can just shrug it off.
     
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    Yeah, it's clear that was the intent and I can't say I'm thrilled it's there but mostly I ignore it.

    Also she's not the first Arcee to sport one of these.
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    Pink Assassin's I'd be more likely to ascribe it to an innocent bit of molded detail just to break up an otherwise undetailed area but I still find its placement suspicious.
     
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  3. GAUGE

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    you are overreacting.

    Please take this crap out of this thread. Thanks.
     
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    Oh very well...removed

    Don't know about the shape her lower region, but have noticed a stress mark on the inner hinge of her Nicee's hips
     
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    Clearly intentional given her overall sculpt and the poses they have her in for her teaser shots.

    Sad to find Mocha at 120. At that price, I'm content with just watching reviews. I don't need another $100+ figure just to have it.
     
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    Also, talk of fembot anatomy or allegations thereof are what have gotten other fembot threads shut down, including Nicee, so can we not re-litigate an old issue?
    Free speech and all that, but in this case best to keep certain opinions unspoken.
     
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  8. mx-01 archon

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    There's quite a decent chunk of new tooling over the original figure, plus the deco is quite a bit more complicated. I dunno, doesn't feel like they're pulling the upcharge out of their butt to me.

    Only the cheapest of the cheap ones. Most of those seem to be going for more like $250-300 on BBTS now.
     
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    I get the feeling that it being a wholly original character means a likely smaller production run as they know a lot of Transformers fans won't bite this time. Lower numbers means higher per-unit costs.
     
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  10. mx-01 archon

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    Also a potential factor.
     
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    I'm struggling to remember if Nicee had many/any paint apps? Weren't most of her colours down to coloured plastics? Whereas the new girl is rather liberally covered in them. I imagine that pushes the cost up a lot too, especially as I gather printing on curved surfaces is more complex and needs more specialised equipment.
     
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    Pretty sure Nicee is almost entirely painted over. You don't get molded metallics/pearlescents without noticeable flow lines, of which Nicee has none. But adding all the racing tampos on top of that are for sure an extra expense.
     
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    Huh, I see. Thanks for the info! But yeah, Mocha certainly has more complex designs than just block colours at any rate.
     
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    Supply chain disruptions & the price increases caused by them don't happen in an instant. With Nicee the bulk material & hardware costs were all pre-pandemic. There's none of those prices now. BSF covered this in-depth nearly a month ago in a sit down Saturday piece including the fact that bulk plastic pricing to manufacturers has gone up %180 in the past year. Guess who can't sell a remold of nicee for same price or less when they're paying that much more for just the plastic alone?
     
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    Could be worse.
    Titans return Galvatron literally has a 3mm peg hole in his azz.
     
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    Plus a ton have screw holes right in the bum
     
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    Sounds like Jobby's kind of kinky.
     
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    Don't think it's just any talk of vaginas, but how it's being talked about. It was the circle jerking and thirst sessions that make the mods regulate the fembot threads harder. Also while not as severe, this site's fans mention butt pegs and hints of a "penis" all the time in other products.
     
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    Noted, but this slope has a tendency to be more slippery.
     
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