New Flame Toys products: The Fallen, Jetpower armour, Windblade and others...

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Cheem The Rup, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. Fafnir72

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    Shunya Yamashita (the artist behind those humanized ponies ) is far from being "tamed" :ev: 
     
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    Sorry - i missed the UK bit. I'm in the US. Happy to hold on to it - never occurred to me that someone might want it. I'll work with you if you still want it. I will have to figure out where i got stored when my movers packed up, but shouldn't take me too long.
     
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    Keep a hold of it for now. If you ever plan a visit to Northern Ireland then contact me.
     
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    That is entirely irrelevant. The point is that nobody blinked at the ponies because they look tame as fuck, but did blink at the Windblade because it did look oddly sexualized thus did make some people go "what the hell?".
    If Windblade looked like she does in the IDW Comic that Naoto penned nobody would be complaining even though it's still sexualized, because it's still much more tame than this Ban piece.
     
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    I don't see the issue with Windblade - she looks cool. I personally think I have a great ass, but I'm no oversexualized beast. Same for my robots. If they look cool, they look cool. People need to get over if something is "too this, or too that" - if it bothers you, don't buy it.
     
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    "BuT iT rUinS mUH cHaRAcTer" oh wow we've never had any redesigns that was controversial :rolleyes: 
    Movie devastator had balls, was it weird? Yeah but i just ignore it and forget about it
     
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  7. Snaku

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    This is something I've actually been thinking about a bit lately. It's kind of funny that giving an anime character double D's is automatically a sexual thing yet my buddy's wife with her... I dunno J's or something (I've never asked her cup size but they're freaking ginormous - she mentioned once why she couldn't get a reduction but I don't remember) is just a person. She wasn't sexualized by nature - it's just the way she is and her bosom is only sexual if you make it that way.

    On the other hand, if I draw a woman with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face, I don't think I'd be fooling anybody if I tried to argue that I did it for any other reason than sexy. I'm working on a custom Arcee figure and she's got a booty and a larger than proportionally necessary chest and my wife has commented on it and there wouldn't be any point in me denying it because it's obvious I knew what I was doing when I designed her. I tried to keep it pretty tame but there's definitely no denying that it's there.

    The thing that confuses me, though, is at what level does it become a bad thing? I mean if a real life woman chooses to walk around in tight leggings and a low cut top, that's considered to be her choice and it would be anti-feminist to shame her for it, yet if I create an original character who looks and dresses exactly the same, it's considered a bad thing and anti-feminist because I'm sexualizing her. I genuinely don't know where you're supposed to draw the line on these things.
     
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    Right around the level of posting about your pal's gal's ginormous J's.

    I kid...

    Honestly, who cares who it appeals to or not. I make my decisions about what I like or don't like. And that's fluid as well. Do I think maybe the poses they chose were a little sexually suggestive? Absolutely. Am I going to choose to pose her that way? Nope. Women can be strong warriors AND a sexual being the same way a real man can express sensitivity as well as be cliche alpha. Let's not forget that male Transformers rarely have guts or paunchiness, so the double standard goes both ways.

    Eh... Whatever.... I've had a few beers and shouldn't get into things like this. I'm buying the damn robot and y'all can't stop me. Time for some pie...
     
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    This one especially. It’s not that hard to ignore certain designs and history or not consider it relevant. I mean everyone forgets KP all the time and since they’ve already said what they could say they just let it be.
     
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    I forget about it until someone mentions it and over the years ive even forgotten stuff about it
    Hell even the windblade haters probably forgot about it by now since they probably get angry about dumb crap all the time
     
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    Words to live by.

    Bravo.
     
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    Just evil. I love it.
     
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    A Star Saber undercover as a Decepticon as it’s an Ehobby homage. Though I’ll have him as a Nemesis if I get one.
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    Where's my Tarn reissue.
     
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    Oh so that’s the story? Weird.
    Didn’t it already happen? Or did you miss that as well?
     
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    It’s happening in July. With a really nice bonus at their shop, too. Kind of unfortunate timing for those of us who want both him and Star Saber.
     
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    Ah I see.
     
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    You legend. Excellent posts by the way. :thumb 
     
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