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NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt)

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packraptor

packraptor
skywalkersaga wrote:Yes, thanks for the pics, and welcome, packraptor!

The body looks kinda cute, but I have to admit I really don't like those heads. At all. The promo pics made them look a lot nicer and more doll-like, but the in-hand pics just look cheap. Also, the proportions of the head to the body throws of my ability to actually properly understand how the body really looks. I probably need to see it with a more realistic 1/6 headsculpt in order to get a better picture.

Thanks, skywalkersaga. I have to agree with you about the head-sculpts. It does seem as if phicen was being thrifty on them. A little paint application to give it the illusion of realistic skin would have made a hell of a difference. Also, it doesn't help that the heads look a bit small in proportion to the rest of the body. It gives the impression that the figure bodies are unusually tall.

I've had the blonde version on pre-order for a month or so now, and honestly, I expect that the head-sculpt will be disappointing. However, I do like the body from what I've seen, so if the head-sculpt looks just as bad in-person as it does in the photos we've seen, I'll probably just use it as a place-holder until I find something better.

EDIT-

Before I forget, here's two close-up pics of the head-sculpts I found from KGhobby's facebook page:

tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 93803810
tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 93864610

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
Yes, you are right, it does seem that the heads aren't up to usual tbleague standard. Their headsculpts do tend to have a somewhat stylized appearance, even the 'realistic' ones, but even so, they generally are at least decently painted. I think the eyelashes on these are just ....bafflingly bad! and also the hair seems like it could have been done better...


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GubernatorFan

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I appreciate the extra images, too. Thank you. The bodies themselves look pretty nice, but I notice how there is no clear image showing whether they can stand unsupported or not (the one where she is balancing on one foot allows for her leaning against the shelving behind her). While I readily admit the visual superiority of the seamless ankle feet, I want my figures to be able to stand. So this is one less strain on my wallet, so far.


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Diana

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GubernatorFan wrote:I appreciate the extra images, too. Thank you. The bodies themselves look pretty nice, but I notice how there is no clear image showing whether they can stand unsupported or not (the one where she is balancing on one foot allows for her leaning against the shelving behind her). While I readily admit the visual superiority of the seamless ankle feet, I want my figures to be able to stand. So this is one less strain on my wallet, so far.
Exactly. I'm not buying any more bodies that can't stand on their feet unsupported. Even with the hollow boots I got for my S06 her poses are still extremely limited, which is annoying.

GeeWillikers

GeeWillikers
Well if nothing else, from the glimpse we're getting of them the feet appear to be less ugly than the old TBL feet with those permanently turned-up tootsies.  The sculpts certainly are pretty slapdash though, especially the blonde. We've longed for them to offer matching sculpts for the base bodies again, but if these are the best they can do now I'm not sure it's worth the extra outlay. Not when you can seek out better sculpts for yourself.

To be fair I do quite like the overall design, but until it becomes clear if these will stand unsupported (I'm guessing not but I would love to be proven wrong) they're still at the back of my buying queue. I will get at least one I suppose because You Gotta Catch 'em All, but I'd probably buy one of those S37 anime bodies before I get one of these.

DarthJ


Well, I won't get the figures any time soon. They have ended up at the worst place possible : Customs. Who have written me a nice letter claiming an invoice. I have 1 month to comply. After that the item is either sent back or destroyed.
So I wrote the Chinese seller - Giantoy - asking for a 22 Euro invoice. If the seller sends me the real invoice normally I should pay about $75 extra. Which I won't, so goodbye figures and maybe money.
Never before was a figure from China intercepted, this can't be a coincidence with the present events. The post office is already overwhelmed by a flood of parcels and then they are going to check each and every one of them.

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
What the heck.... a parcel from GianToy in UK customs??? Usually they are never intercepted. Uh oh.... that doesn't bode well for my own upcoming orders....


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DarthJ


Belgian Customs. I have never known a Chinese seller to send the (actually mandatory from a certain value) invoice with his parcel.

Though from 2021, if everything goes "according to plan", as a UK citizen the only country you will be able to buy from without having to worry about customs will be the UK itself.

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
Ah, my bad, for some reason I thought you were in the UK. 

And yes.... don't remind me. Bye-bye to my collecting , at that point.... ;___;


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DarthJ


I was used to this "stay below 22 Euro purchase value" exercice when buying from the USA but if Customs are now targeting China too it's also goodbye Phicen-TBLeague. Sellers in the EU besides being more expensive also have much less choice to offer.

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
Yeah. UK-based 1/6 scale options will be limited to 'the one and only Hot Toys scalper who overcharges for everything'.  Rolling Eyes


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Adeno



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skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
Thanks, Adeno! That's quite an extensive video review. The body looks pretty nice and would certainly be fitting for certain types of characters.  The clothing that the reviewer is using doesn't seem to fit quite right on them, but the 'nude' [rather, bikini'd] bodies themselves look good.  Just so frustrating, from my perspective, that it's a non-detachable foot figure. 

And the comparison was very helpful....looks like that answers the question of height: it's about the same height as the s12d. Just a slimmer body shape [and slimmer neck]. It does look like the neck peg is once again smaller though, which some people won't appreciate. I don't mind it myself, since I have to mod all the neck pegs on the petite bodies I already use anyway. 

Definitely curious to see more of this one, especially in terms of if/how 'normal' 1/6 heads fit onto it. Though I do think the seamless ankles will severely limit my own potential uses for it.


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gooboo


I liked the way the body looked in the video- I was afraid they would be really small, but apparently that's not the case. I think I'll get one of these eventually, though without the heads. I thought those looked pretty cheap.

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Hmm. Judging by the video, it doesn't look like these can stand on their own -- that's disappointing.


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tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Bnp4ba10
Credit to greygoose for the signature card

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
That was my takeaway as well. :/


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GubernatorFan

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Thanks for supplying the video review. Even without knowing the language, it does convey a lot about the product. Including, as already pointed out (and long suspected), that these can't stand on their own. Too bad, because otherwise they look great (still, not a fan of the heads, although the darker-haired one looks passable).


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Adeno


Yeah, they can't stand on their own. I guess that's always the issue with non-solid feet for dolls. When I was looking at "bigger" dolls out of curiosity (2 feet tall to real adult sized silicone/tpe dolls), I found out the way they solved the issue is to have three metal cap things protrude from the bottom of each foot (which ruins the look for me). There are big dolls that are like the TBLeague seamless feet, but they also fall over and their metal skeletons can poke out of their meat lol!

For my personal taste, I'd rather have solid interchangeable TBLeague feet than protruding metal things. Smile


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GubernatorFan

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Adeno wrote:Yeah, they can't stand on their own. I guess that's always the issue with non-solid feet for dolls. When I was looking at "bigger" dolls out of curiosity (2 feet tall to real adult sized silicone/tpe dolls), I found out the way they solved the issue is to have three metal cap things protrude from the bottom of each foot (which ruins the look for me). There are big dolls that are like the TBLeague seamless feet, but they also fall over and their metal skeletons can poke out of their meat lol!

For my personal taste, I'd rather have solid interchangeable TBLeague feet than protruding metal things. Smile

Agreed -- besides even if they were functional, non-detachable feet would not work with some footwear (either too tight or designed for an ankle peg), so that would limit adaptability.


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Stryker2011

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Oddly enough — Hot Stuff (what, about 7-9 years ago), made an entirely seamless body with the ability to stand on its own.


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tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Bnp4ba10
Credit to greygoose for the signature card

GeeWillikers

GeeWillikers
Hm. It's disappointing but not shocking that these can't stand up unaided. Otherwise, I like the design of the bodies well enough, even those troublesome feet seem better-designed than previous seamless models, even if they are still totally impractical.

Seeing as TBL seem reluctant to stray too far from their 'norm' at the moment (see the new S38/39 body which is basically just a tweaked 'buxom' version of their S29/28, and the S36/37 which is basically just an animefied TBL Greatest Hits), I think I'll just wait for the almost inevitable revision of this model with detachable feet.


('Animefied' is definitely a real word by the way, I wrote it myself in pen in a dictionary to prove it)

GeeWillikers

GeeWillikers
So... do these new and improved seamless feet have any side-to-side articulation (like a Jaiou body) as well as the usual up-down movement?

That would be something, I guess.

DarthJ


Patience, Grasshoppers.
I think they arrived and are waiting for me at the Post office. They should be mine in a few hours time.
You'll get a review and pictures, after a long rant about the problems to get them at their destination. I hope at least they didn't get damaged in the process.

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
Good luck, DarthJ! : ) 

And GeeW -- yeah, I feel you. I like this body shape but am in no rush to get these ones and happy to wait and see what else tbleague comes up with.


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rollotomasi

rollotomasi
DarthJ wrote:Patience, Grasshoppers.
I think they arrived and are waiting for me at the Post office. They should be mine in a few hours time.
You'll get a review and pictures, after a long rant about the problems to get them at their destination. I hope at least they didn't get damaged in the process.

That's great. While you're at it, can you please check if the flat feet is soft enough to follow the curves of your basic high heel shoes? Thanks!

DarthJ


Below, the handywork of Belgian Customs, no doubt.

I'm going to blame Giantoy for drawing the attention of these greedy people. Giantoy work too professional, they even use their own boxes with their name on it.

tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Img_1413

DarthJ


Tadaa...

Seems they didn't touch the boxes.

tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Img_1414

DarthJ


The bikini's are packaged in their own little blister.

As I feared the material is some sort of rubber band. The tiny strings will snap very fast. Or as a rubber band they will harden and just break into tiny pieces after a while.
So they stay in their own little blister, never to be used.

tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Img_1415

DarthJ


The figures :

- a pale one with long blond hair.
- a tan one with long black hair with 2 "tails", Chinese fashion.

If you tought these were going to be  teenager-sized, they are not. They are about the same height as normal TBleague figures, very thin with long legs. Rather supermodel or anime proportions.

They are "detailed".

They are "endowed" as MB figures, usually nature does not provide women with such a lithe frame with such huge assets.

The feet are attached though are less high heel formed and can be posed flat. You don't get a curling toe. They can't stand on those soft material feet. I guess high heels won't be a problem.

Can't show a full body picture on this family-friendly site so we skip to the family portrait where they are surrounded by petite and normals sized figures. Note the TBLeague figure on the left with curling toes.

tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Img_1417

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Too bad about the feet -- major step backward for TBLeague. And, yeah, they are really tall. I guess I don't have to worry about purchasing these figures at any point.


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tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Bnp4ba10
Credit to greygoose for the signature card

GubernatorFan

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I agree with Stryker. Thank you for the mini review, DarthJ.


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DarthJ


If anyone wants to buy one, go for the tan one. There is no noticable difference between the head and body colour. The pale one's head however has tha slightly transparent look we know from other figures.

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
Thanks for the review, DarthJ. Glad they finally arrived in your possession. The suntan one does seem the nicer of the two (at least in terms of the ones that come with heads).

Overall they are pretty figures/bodies. They have a sort of more gentle look than some of the other tbleague bodies. But for custom action figure purposes, they aren’t versatile enough for me to consider at this point. Especially given how tall they are — may as well just go with the s17b.


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rollotomasi

rollotomasi
DarthJ, thanks for the review, really appreciate it. Now the wait continues...

DarthJ


To be expected next are S36/36A and S37/37A, which seem to have the same body as S34 and S35 though with detachable feet. The usual pale and tan versions, with or without an Asian head. Again with blond and black hair, the latter one has an "anime" head and the bodies are also described as such. Expected for August.

For something different there will be the "voluptuous" S38/S38A and S39/S39A, pale or tan, with or without an Asian head and with detachable feet. Expected for September.

You can find all of these on Ebay in pre-order.

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Unless the seller is super reliable, I wouldn’t recommend POing anything from eBay. There are plenty of reliable retailers out there to use. A list can be found here (By no means complete or comprehensive):


https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t1860-on-line-retailers-list


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tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Bnp4ba10
Credit to greygoose for the signature card

GeeWillikers

GeeWillikers
Thanks for the pics and review Darth.

How do the ankles articulate? A simple up/down movement, or is there any sideways articulation at all?

I'm still not thrilled with these, but if I were to buy one at a later date, the tan option does seem like the most appealing. The upcoming 36/37 model looks to be a more exaggerated 'cartoonish' version of this body type rather than just a straight detachable foot option, but even so I think I prefer it over these, purely because of the feet.


As for GianToy's reliabilty, at the moment they have an 'agreement' with UK's Royal Mail that sees packages travel pretty smoothly here with little to no customs involvement. How or even if that will continue after our 'Glorious' Brexit is finalised is anyone's guess, though.

BAD WOLF-787

BAD WOLF-787
Indeed thanks for the review DarthJ, it looks like I will be passing on these too.


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DarthJ


Quote : How do the ankles articulate? A simple up/down movement, or is there any sideways articulation at all?

A simple up and down and even then very little, you can barely notice the difference.

Quote : The upcoming 36/37 model looks to be a more exaggerated 'cartoonish' version of this body type

Economic reality made me think this will be the same body.  Though these could be "LB" instead of "MB". That is indeed a big difference.

The feet don't contain "bones", just soft squishable material. As such they fit in high heels though you may notice the squishing.
I must already have mentioned this but while Tbleague dolls in general don't fit in Barbie (and many girlfriend) shoes they do fit in Ken shoes and Kenner Doll  (such as Dusty) shoes.

Pictures **nude ankle warning **

Comparing with a high heeled 29 cm figure.

tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Img_1420

Detail

tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Img_1418

Fitting shoes. The black high heels are made for 1/6 figures.

tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Img_1419

Very squishy feet.

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DarthJ


Let's also mention those nice chairs by Mattel which I found with a variety of covers. 1970s vintage though this version could be a newer release, it looks brand new.

tbleague - NEW PRODUCT: TBLeague: 1/6 Female Super-Flexible Seamless Body S34 & S35 (with head sculpt) & 34A & 34A (without head sculpt) - Page 3 Img_1510

rollotomasi

rollotomasi
Whoa the S35 flat foot looks gigantic compared to the curved foot!
No wonder its bunching at the tip!
I wonder if slicing off the toes and supergluing it would work.

Either that or i go back to my original plan of buying the $75 TBL-S09
despite its armature-punctured-thinly-siliconed, wobbly, bowed feet! Dammit, TBL!

Thanks again for the show-and-tell, DarthJ.

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