I guess the merit and appeal of something like this does depend on how into collecting tbleague
releases one is .... and since I have almost zero interest in those to begin with, it already is at perhaps an unfair disadvantage in my eyes. ;p
There probably are some interesting uses for parts of the armour, and the headsculpt could potentially be more interesting on a different figure.
And that’s just my problem ... I can almost never look at these and think that it would be something I’d want to display ‘as -is’.... I only look at them for pieces I could use for kitbashes or customs. But again , that’s because my focus is on making figures atm. When I do collect them , it’s usually totally different types of characters .
I’ve not got anything against half-nude ladies or pin-up style figures, but I guess my preferences when it comes to such an aesthetic are totallly different. I’d rather have something with a little more historical, cultural, or artistic value. It would be far more appealing to me to just take a regular nude tbleague
body as a base and create my own figure than to be bound by tbleague
’s (very limited) vision. I know many people here collect tbleague
boxed figures, but it’s an area of collecting I struggle to understand — and no, I’m not part of the demographic it’s aimed at, but even so, if one wants to go all ‘male gaze-y’ or ‘pulp fiction-y’ in their figures, I’d still find something with a bit more cultural or artistic relevance more appealing. Like Frank Frazetta-style Conan and his various conquests or something. I can really dig that aesthetic when done well ( and I loved Ephiane’s take on it).
I like fantasy. I’m a straight lady, but hell, I don’t even mind voluptuous pin-up ladies on occasion. But it’s just the generic and (sorry!) tacky nature of many (not all, but many) of these things that I find so off-putting. I feel like if one is gonna go all fetish-y, at least do it with some artistry and style.