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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:34 pm Reply with quote
I want these.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:02 pm Reply with quote
So do I, but why is Mercury always posed in weird knock-kneed positions? Is weird standing hot? Is it some moe trope I don't get like the striped panties?
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Happiness for Subaru



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:09 pm Reply with quote
Brainchild129 wrote:
So do I, but why is Mercury always posed in weird knock-kneed positions? Is weird standing hot? Is it some moe trope I don't get like the striped panties?

The pose is at the end of her transformation...
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Quark



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:42 pm Reply with quote
Something about them looks off.
Mercury and Jupiter's poses look too 'bendy', especially in the legs, and I'm not sure about the facial expressions. I think it's the angry, opened mouthed expressions that are throwing me off. When they're posed in the show, they're smiling with a closed mouth.
Yes, I'm fussy.
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Dessa
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:05 pm Reply with quote
They look off to me, too, and a lot of it is the faces. I think a lot is the difference between the clearly-painted-on-eyes with the sharp colors and lines, and the "soft" sculpting of the nose and mouth. If the nose were more defined, the mouth darker, and the eyes softer (and, preferably, slightly sculpted instead of flat), I think it would be better.
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zeo1fan



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:06 pm Reply with quote
Happiness for Subaru wrote:
Brainchild129 wrote:
So do I, but why is Mercury always posed in weird knock-kneed positions? Is weird standing hot? Is it some moe trope I don't get like the striped panties?

The pose is at the end of her transformation...


I know, right? Does he even Mercury?
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iatheia



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:27 pm Reply with quote
Completely and utterly off. Both their faces, and their bodies, and the postures, and the basic proportions. And the fact that their mouth is open at such a weird angle does not help. They look less like warriors for love and justice and more like amateur porn stars. S.H Figuarts are by far more superior, considering these don't even appear to move.
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KENZICHI



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:44 am Reply with quote
I agree that these look off. The back of Mercury especially looks freaky to me and her mouth is lopsided. These aren't that great to me.
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Sheleigha



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:00 am Reply with quote
Yeahhh something is definitely off. I'll just enjoy my Figuarts instead.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:57 am Reply with quote
Hail God It's Friday!


Brainchild129 wrote:

So do I, but why is Mercury always posed in weird knock-kneed positions? Is weird standing hot? Is it some moe trope I don't get like the striped panties?


Knock-kneed and pigeon-toed
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Sepherest



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:50 am Reply with quote
Unfortunately when it comes to Bandai if the character isn't from Saint Seiya, One Piece or a series where they wear armor/a sentai suit there's a huge chance of their figures turning out mediocre. I'm actually surprised the Sailor Moon figarts have been pretty decent so far after what happened with Lelouch and Raidou over in the D-arts line.
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Shiggity



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:41 am Reply with quote
I don't own anything Sailor Moon figure-related, so for $50, with the guardian/advisory cats (even if arguably not perfect) is a damn good deal! If I see this at any of the cons I'll be attending in 2014 I'll definitely grab it! I'll ofc get the FigurArts that're out too! I hope by the time I go to my cons Minako will be out so I could maybe get the whole set. xD
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joisu



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:28 pm Reply with quote
How about the other sailor soldiers? Is it just me that wants all 10 sailor soldier figures?
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