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1tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Fri May 24, 2019 8:38 am

Hi Friends, looks like i´m to stupid to understand the Pichen / TBL model and colour code. Can we do a List in this Thread here ?

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2tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Fri May 24, 2019 8:58 am

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Right now there's really only two colors "Suntan" & "Pale"; if you go further back in time to the out of stock stuff -- that's where you run into problems. Generally the way TBL has been doing it, has been a bit confusing, but specifically it works like this:

Anything with an "A" after the number (ie, S24A) is going to be "Pale"
Anything with an "B" after the number (ie, S25B) is going to be "Suntan"

What adds to the confusion is when you see "C" or "D" after the number on the older (reissue) bodies -- then you have to double check you're getting either Pale or Suntan. Honestly, I hate their number system, but I'm sure they have to do something to make warehouse picking easier.


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3tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Fri May 24, 2019 9:35 am

Very clear and helpful explanation, Stryker. I always used to get super confused about those reissue ones, because I didn't understand why they were numbered like that, but it makes sense now! : )

And Ephiane, don't worry, it IS kinda confusing, especially because both tbleague's 'pale' and 'suntan' are in fact quite pale. The only real difference is in the actual colour/tone, with the suntan being a somewhat warmer colour, yet still quite pale.

ETA: This is only for female bodies. As far as I can tell, the current colour for male bodies, other than the tall basketball player fellow, is all the same....the darker suntan colour.


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4tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Fri May 24, 2019 2:11 pm

Thanks very much, Friends. I think i already show this, but there is a difference between old suntan skin tone and new suntan skin tone. The Redhead and the blonde one had both suntan skin tone.... mhh, need to be sure before i order a plump Body Rolling Eyes

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5tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Fri May 24, 2019 2:14 pm

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The "plump" or "buxom" body is available in pale (S28A) and in new suntan (S28B) -- and if what we hear is right, the new suntan on it is quite pale in itself -- perhaps even more so than usual. When I say "new suntan," I mean the suntan we've seen for the last several years (the older one is long gone, as is the even older "tan" -- I think we might sometimes get confused between "old suntan" and "tan" -- at least I know that I occasionally do).

Given your body painting abilities, I am surprised you are so worried about this one, Ephiane. But yes, it is annoying how pale they make these "suntan" bodies when they also offer an actual "pale" option...


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6tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Fri May 24, 2019 3:21 pm

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I wish they’d go back to Old Suntan; or at least use the same Suntan they’re using for their male bodies — maybe they got heat from Hot Toys when everyone was switching out all their female bodies for TBLeague’s... since the old Suntan was the closest to HTs in skintone.


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7tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Fri May 24, 2019 4:15 pm

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For reference purposes, I lined up all my TBLeague (formerly Phicen) seamless female bodies (with a male M33 for comparison) and shot them in natural sunlight. Of course, light, camera settings, computer screen settings, etc., might still make a difference, but here it is. I do not own all the bodies (and I have purposely stayed away from most of the floppy feet or pale bodies) but this should serve as a basic guide. The abbreviation nst = "new suntan." There are reports that new production runs of older bodies have replaced the older versions of a color with a new one (e.g., if suntan, then "old suntan" with "new suntan").

Sidenote: All the male figures have been released with the label "suntan" (except for one version of the super-tall M36 body), but they have varied slightly in color -- most notably M30 was palpably paler and more ashen than the later bodies.

Note: the first color comparison image does NOT convey the height of the figures -- I lined them up so that I don't have to edit it to make it safe for work and the only purpose was to show the variation in skin tone/color. I re-post some older images from reviews and other threads for height comparisons further below.

Hope this helps.

Color comparison:
tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Tblfbc10

Height and color comparisons:
tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Tblbod10

tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Tbleag10

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8tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Sun May 26, 2019 6:27 am

Many Thanks, that´s a fantastic reference !

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9tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Sun May 26, 2019 9:24 am

Wow, really excellent references, GF! It helps me immensely to see all these figures/bodies directly compared while standing alongside one another. Thank you SO much for taking the time to put that together!


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10tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Sun May 26, 2019 10:02 am

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Ephiane wrote:Many Thanks, that´s a fantastic reference !

skywalkersaga wrote:Wow, really excellent references, GF! It helps me immensely to see all these figures/bodies directly compared while standing alongside one another. Thank you SO much for taking the time to put that together!

You're welcome. The last three are old, but I figured someone who hasn't come across them would inevitably ask about the relative heights. It was a bit complicated to retrieve, arrange, and not confuse all the loose bodies (even if I wasn't trying to match them with heads and clothes) for the first photo, but now it gives me a reference too. It is also interesting how the colors look in (a) natural sunlight and (b) when compared to each other. In hand and in some other lights, for example, the M33 doesn't look quite as dark, and the female "new suntan" looks quite pale by itself and not as different from the "pale" when compared with it.


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11tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Sun May 26, 2019 12:45 pm

GubernatorFan wrote:

You're welcome. The last three are old, but I figured someone who hasn't come across them would inevitably ask about the relative heights. It was a bit complicated to retrieve, arrange, and not confuse all the loose bodies (even if I wasn't trying to match them with heads and clothes) for the first photo, but now it gives me a reference too. It is also interesting how the colors look in (a) natural sunlight and (b) when compared to each other. In hand and in some other lights, for example, the M33 doesn't look quite as dark, and the female "new suntan" looks quite pale by itself and not as different from the "pale" when compared with it.

Ha, I'm glad it was helpful to yourself, as well. Wink

And yes, so true...the skintones really do look different depending on the lighting and on which other figures they are standing next to. For instance, in that pic of those larger/regular sized tbleague female bodies all standing together, if they had not been labeled, I would have thought they were 'pale'.

On a sidenote: is it just the angle, or is the s23b slightly taller than the others in that pic? O.o


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12tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Mon May 27, 2019 2:49 am

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skywalkersaga wrote:On a sidenote: is it just the angle, or is the s23b slightly taller than the others in that pic? O.o

I don't remember if it's actually taller -- I rather doubt it. It might be a bit closer to the camera lens, judging by the placement of the feet, and it is more muscular than the others. There may also be the head/inside neck connector design issue at play -- to a point.


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13tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Mon May 27, 2019 6:02 am

That’s what I thought , but just wanted to check — thanks! Smile


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14tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Mon May 27, 2019 10:22 am

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skywalkersaga wrote:That’s what I thought , but just wanted to check — thanks! Smile

Just checked. They are the same height. About 26.5 cm or 10.5 inches from heel to top of ball joint of the neck peg.


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15tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Mon May 27, 2019 10:31 am

GubernatorFan wrote:
skywalkersaga wrote:That’s what I thought , but just wanted to check — thanks! Smile

Just checked. They are the same height. About 26.5 cm or 10.5 inches from heel to top of ball joint of the neck peg.

Thank you! good to know! Smile


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16tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Tue May 28, 2019 3:17 am

Stryker2011 wrote:I wish they’d go back to Old Suntan; or at least use the same Suntan they’re using for their male bodies — maybe they got heat from Hot Toys when everyone was switching out all their female bodies for TBLeague’s... since the old Suntan was the closest to HTs in skintone.

i too wish they'd go back, or atleast darken the caucasian tone a tad to make it look a little more alive. tbh though the 23b can and does sometimes seem to be darker.

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17tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Tue May 28, 2019 6:21 am

Man, if they could just make some girls in the same colors as the boys, that would be awesome.

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18tbleague - TBLeague / Phicen Colour code  Empty Re: TBLeague / Phicen Colour code on Tue May 28, 2019 11:08 am

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Peaches wrote:Man, if they could just make some girls in the same colors as the boys, that would be awesome.  

I like to think this strange practice goes back to the ancient tradition (started by the Egyptians, but spreading to other peoples like the Greeks; it arguably developed independently elsewhere) of depicting men darker and women fairer -- supposedly the notion is that in these old patriarchal societies, ideally men do the outdoors work (farming, building, fighting), while women do the indoors work or at any rate can enjoy the shade. Of course, I am not promoting either the rationale or the practice, just trying to figure out where it comes from.

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