I recently discovered these, and they look pretty cool. Has anyone gotten 'em yet?
They're slightly smaller than 1/18th, despite the looks. Very generic, extremely limited articulation and gimmick. You'll forget about them after a day or two which isn't good for a $10+ toy.
I like the look of them, and I even kind of like how generic they are; it's easier to mod or just pretend that they're something specific.
The articulation does look limited, though, and it's frustrating to hear that they're actually a little smaller than 1/18.
The feminism of the marketing didn't help, either.
there is something charming about them
but they are over priced
averaging at around 75-125 for the "lunch box set"
its not worth it
if they were selling that box for $30
id pick them up
Id buy some of them for like 8 a pop. The 6inch one looks like it hits all the good marks but the design sucks IMHO. If they upgrade some of the initial wave into the better body I'd probably be more down.
girls play with shopkins and lalaloopsy because gender is a social construct blahblahblah also lego friends is sexist because we researched and planned this action figure series this visual power identiy like Joan of Arc for being a real strong woman
Then the girls do some research on Joan of Arc and learned if you don't behave you get burned alive...
The few gimmicks the toy line offers are;
Some part swapping, since they are all variation with different pieces on (Although not intended, I think)
Comes with a bag, so bring the toy with you anywhere!!!
And the shields, model after periodic table, can slide onto a plastic bracelet, so you can wear it, no for apparent reason. I mean, it doesn't even look that good.
I wonder who is the next role model / theme...Marie Curie? They are all mutated from radiation. My point is, pick someone less depressing.
It's as simple as here's an action figure we designed with girls in mind and keeping a non exaggerated ratio for body parts. The characters represent ideals or parts of an overlying theme, in series 1's case, courage, which then culminates in the form of that 6.5 inch figure, which is essentially the other characters combined.
Honestly, it's even simpler than that. If you like how the figure looks get it.
Series 2, wisdom, was supposed to have more unique looking characters. And the only thing we know about them is that blue will be their central color, and that the 6.5 inch wisdom is at least preliminarily wearing a dress. I'd assume she'd be a wizard.
Dunno, guess they don't like them. Can't speak of the 4" ones but Courage is great. She was a little loose in some joints but after tightening her up she's great. She also seems to be quite well liked.
No, but they decided to make a line out of it. Not to mention, an action figure line made with girls in mind first and foremost, though the 6.5" figure was more for the collectors, cause the creators often cite the strong collector interest. Their first KS was a success, and they've had success since, and they're working on a series 2 now that I don't think will have a KS, so the line seems to be doing quite well overall.
I'd recommend her. They often do 20% off sales so I'd wait for one of those. Her size, sculpting (for what there is), and articulation (probably the main selling point here) are excellent, and she comes with 4 accessories, her sword, shield, armor, and helmet. The latter 2 are of course removable. And the paint is night perfect. If it wasn't obvious I'm very impressed by this figure, especially for a first try from this company.
The idea is it's pushing an unrealistic body image, say a slim woman will not have giant breasts and/or butts, like most comic book female characters.
But I'm a little tired of this argument, same with gaming, etc, because it goes both ways. Men in comics, games, figure form, etc, are super ripped to impossible, or unhealthy level, so yeah, boo hoo.
She went to a crazy person level when she complained about Movie Gamora ML being inappropriate for her son to have (cleavage, big butt and...tiny feet?). Really, that one is not okay??
Because they wanted to market it as "girl pwwr!", girls can enjoy action figures too, and pander to the SJW market heavily.
In truth, both women used their useless psychology degrees to justify that all girls want generic as fuck action figures with "proper" heroic attitudes. They even argue that there is no villain for them. WTF!? Then they took their sample figures and unfairly compared it to inaccurate "competing, male dominated toylines" to show how much better their figures are than those other toys.
They never broken into TRU or another retail chain, just a few online shops who on/off clearance this shit out now.
what a stupidly inaccurate video. With modern sizes, she was like a size 4 or something like that.
Definitely not worth $10, what a ripoff. It was a fine figure, but somewhere around $5, no more than $7 is fair. $10 is too much for what it is.
It's a shame, because they're really not horrid or something. I don't know if there is some crazy feminist marketing campaign or something for them.
The people behind it are pretty relaxed. They don't like certain things that are gender splitting, like having a designated boy and girl section in the toy aisle, as opposed to toys just where they should be, organized together. But overall they mostly post positive things like successes of women, and what not.
>like having a designated boy and girl section in the toy aisle, as opposed to toys just where they should be, organized together
People aren't actually this fucking stupid, right? Organization isn't sexist.
apparently mixing barbie, nerf, my little pony, and hotwheels is "organized". You're a misogynistic asshole that deserves to die if you think stores should separate things in a logical manner that will make shopping easier.
Sorry, you've missed my point. I meant that they don't like when things are labeled FOR boys or FOR girls. Of course organization dictates that products and products like those ones are organized in similar sections, it's just that why label them as for girls and what not. Etc. But maybe I shouldn't speak for them in case there's miscommunication. They also recently had an article of accomplishments of a man, so not just women
>implying that Jemanon is pro-Jem and not the mentally unstable guy who hates Jem and randomly goes off on a tangential rant about Jem, feminism, Tumblr, and Hasbro's CEO being Jewish in Hasbro-product threads
Can you imagine how insanely ass pained feminists would be if you actually hotglued these figures. You'd cause a gigantic social media shit storm and people would try to hunt you down.
I don't like the old ones but I love this girl. The genericness is charming. It reminds me of old toys like Microman. I just checked out their FB page they just seem like nerds/tomboy girls who wanted to see more girl toys.
Taking money from the insane feminists who would probably throw money at man killing death camps if this didn't exist is probably not a bad thing. I'd buy them if I saw them anywhere. Fuck blindbags though.
What annoys me is that they put all that effort into the 6" figure's articulation, but the 4" figure's articulation is atrocious, especially given the price and the fact that they were blindbox/bag.
I think the 4" figures were originally made to have wide appeal and be something cheap you could find at the store and wanna just impulse buy. The 6.5" figure was much more something that had collectors in mind. They mentioned changing up the formula of the 4" figures a bit, especially with differing appearances, so maybe the articulation. Maybe we'll see something new at next month's Toy Fair?
Yeah, I know, it ruins their whole argument. That's when I thought at lease one of them is crazy. Like even the cleavage of the figure is a joke...
>Jakks or Jazwares
I'm really impressed if they were capable of making that 6 inch figure, and question why don't they make anything remotely well articulated for their company...
>I'm really impressed if they were capable of making that 6 inch figure, and question why don't they make anything remotely well articulated for their company...
Because neither of those companies care about putting out well articulated figures.
It's a bit of a thing for the toy sculpting/engineering career, you need to have talent for it just to get the job, but you'll almost never be able to use it to its full potential.
>you need to have talent for it just to get the job, but you'll almost never be able to use it to its full potential.
Poor David Vonner.
The man was in charge and the reason Hasbro's best toylines were amazing. Then Hasbro starts dumbing down their toys, downsized, gets a job at Jazwares, gets let go for being too awesome, and is now working at spinmasters
>Na, Hasbro has been slashing jobs heavily every year in order to stay afloat.
You're using words wrong.
Hasbro has been slashing jobs to keep their bottom line higher than last year and for future profits too.
Staying afloat would mean that Hasbro isn't profitable.
>2014 adjusted operating profit increased 7%; Adjusted net earnings increased 10% to $408.7 million or $3.15 per diluted share; As reported, operating profit increased 36% and net earnings increased 45% to $415.9 million or $3.20 per diluted share;
>In 2014 Hasbro returned $677.6 million of cash to shareholders through $216.9 million in dividend payments and $460.7 million for the repurchase of 8.5 million shares of common stock. Cash at year end 2014 was $893.2 million.
So many happy shareholders!
the 4" figures' articulation is only slightly less than a Marvel Legends figure (they said that future toys will have things like ankle rockers) and they aren't really blind bag figures. They're packaged in bags but they tell you what's in them.
>Na, Hasbro has been slashing jobs heavily every year in order to stay afloat
>To stay afloat
>Implying they're struggling
The numbers I got at the shareholders meeting from 2015 and 2014 disagree with you, anon.
These kinda look like Sailormoon villain squad. Not saying that as a bad thing.
I was thinking of getting the big Courage one to give to my sister to be a villain for her Figurearts. But I haven't found a picture that gives a good scale to see if it would work.
Damn, too bad. That Courage figure could pull off the Monster of the day look even with the Co Shield