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Dr. Wily



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:17 pm Reply with quote
Lord Oink wrote:
CrowLia wrote:
I also think it's pretty sad they think they think a figure of the character wouldn't sell if they didn't add boobs on her (good looking or not)


There's dozens of regular 18 figures out there already that sold just fine. People gotta stop thinking companies only use boobs to sell a product rather than companies putting in boobs because they like them and people like them. Razz


It can be both. Companies put in boobs because they sell big AND because they happen to like them.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:24 pm Reply with quote
Breasts completely out of human proportion aren't really sexy. It's body horror. She might as well be a Cenobite.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:25 pm Reply with quote
Why they using One Piece model figures for Dragon Ball figures?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:30 pm Reply with quote
Replica_Rabbit wrote:
Why they using One Piece model figures for Dragon Ball figures?


because they are using other manga too
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:18 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
Breasts completely out of human proportion aren't really sexy. It's body horror. She might as well be a Cenobite.


She has such sights to show you.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:27 pm Reply with quote
CrowLia wrote:
Yeah, it's not just that they added ginormous breasts on her, but that they're too high and perked, too round and too protrudent, they look more like someone glued volleyballs on her chest than actual breasts. Have these figure sculptors ever seen an actual real woman in their lives or something? It's not like I expect anime to have real human proportions, but this one looks even weirder than the usual. I also think it's pretty sad they think they think a figure of the character wouldn't sell if they didn't add boobs on her (good looking or not)


This figure looks almost comical to me, really. I personally would prefer figures that are as accurate to how they appear in the source materal as possible, for that matter.

Also, it's not that the figure wouldn't sell--Android 18 is a pretty popular character in the Dragon Ball franchise--but that they'd sell better. The creators of Chinese knockoffs had been making these...embellishments...for longer than the major Japanese companies had. Personally, I think it's sad that they're imitating Chinese knockoff products.

Replica_Rabbit wrote:
Why they using One Piece model figures for Dragon Ball figures?


Shhh! You're not supposed to say that in public!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:50 am Reply with quote
Ah, yes. The classic pose where a female can simultaneously present her buttocks and ridiculously large perky breasts.

Japan, stop it.
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Ashen Phoenix



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:05 am Reply with quote
Panoptican wrote:
Not to be a total prude, but I think she looks rather weird here. The breasts are bigger than normal, which is fine, but they just look funky. That said I think it's mostly the absurd pose/posture that she's doing. I think Android 18 is one of the cooler characters from DBZ, but this just doesn't work for me.

Same. As a female fan of 18 I'm cool with figures that enhance her T&A, but that pose just screams "BROKEN SPIIINE." Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:54 pm Reply with quote
They could've just put her in lingerie and advertised it with the line: "See the side of Android 18 only Krillin gets to see!" Wink

...Or would that make people feel icky?
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Stuart Smith



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:29 pm Reply with quote
Agent355 wrote:
They could've just put her in lingerie and advertised it with the line: "See the side of Android 18 only Krillin gets to see!" Wink


That would be more appealing.

I'll pass on this like I passed on the Naruto Girls figures for the same reason: fully clothed sexy figures are boring to me. The One Piece ones work because the outfits are generally skimpier and tend to be cast-off, and they do swimsuits. A fully clothed 18 or Hinata doesn't do much for me. If they go that route, at least make them cast-offs. Kind of sad when Pretty Cure and Sailor Moon have cast-offs but Dragonball and Naruto don't.

-Stuart Smith
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JacobYBM



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:51 pm Reply with quote
I'm not sure what's so hard to understand. If fans and creators can spur on Boy's Love in their works I don't see why we can't have figures of girls with big tits and asses. They both serve the same purpose.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:48 pm Reply with quote
Out of the two figures, I like the other one more. While I like this outfit of 18's more, the body sculpture just seems really strange to me. The other, at least, looks more proportionate and styled like an actual person in terms of the pose.

Although I don't quite get the fascination with the larger breasts; 18 is pretty beautiful on her own and don't really need a figure with her breasts being larger. But I'm not the target market, so I guess good for those that are?
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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:35 pm Reply with quote
Damn, Those are some big booby bombs..
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TenCentFang



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:36 pm Reply with quote
I don't have a problem with sexualized characters but I think slapping giant beach ball boobs onto a character who's flat as a board in canon is pretty gross. You might as well just sell a Red Ribbon Army branded onahole at that point.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:24 pm Reply with quote
Aura Ichadora wrote:
Although I don't quite get the fascination with the larger breasts; 18 is pretty beautiful on her own and don't really need a figure with her breasts being larger. But I'm not the target market, so I guess good for those that are?


There are some guys who really, really like this sort of character design. (Case in point: Jessica Rabbit.) When some manufacturers started selling figures with exaggerated proportions like this, they and their competitors noticed they were selling pretty well, so now a lot of companies have jumped on board the giant-boobs train.

You can see from the responses here that it's definitely not for everyone though.
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