Yes. It's not a label that means they'll be pushing every aspect of the figure like you would expect. Joker got the special treatment because...well it's Joker and INART's first figure that they had to compete with.After seeing this, my question is: does the Artisan label only really mean the figure will have implanted wool hair?
I was thinking it meant that they were striving for inart levels of realism, as their Joker and Anakin seemed to imply them going that direction, with the headsculpt and hair at least.
But here we are with a another dollish female sculpt with a spotty likeness at best, and nowhere near that realism that Joker and Anakin brought. (Though we'll see how their rooting turns out in production)
This figure isnt worthy of a label like 'Artisan,' and they should have just stuck to 'Stunning Hair Craftsmanship' or whatever for this, though even then it's looking kinda wiggish.
I guess HT just gonna HT, push the envelope to stay up with a new competitor then quickly fall back to the status quo.
Especially sad after 2 spectacular back to back female sculpts with Fennec/Koska (though followed up by the lackluster Kate Bishop)
Part of me feels like if they wanted the figures to sell out quicker. The limited edition ones should be a bundle of the molded hair + wool hair in one box. Then the single ones by themselves for molded and regular ones to purchase of your choice.Yes. It's not a label that means they'll be pushing every aspect of the figure like you would expect. Joker got the special treatment because...well it's Joker and INART's first figure that they had to compete with.
Everyone else just gets "Regular figure but with wool hair + pay more money for it because it's also limited quantity" edition.
I know they do this with pretty much every release but, I still find it funny that they claim “newly developed body to reflect her physique” as there’s really nothing “new” about it. Taking a closer look, the legs are from the single jointed Harley Quinn/Koska Reeves/Bo-Katan bodies. Pretty sure the rest is also an amalgamation of other previously used parts. Have only seen HT make an actual unique underlying body on a a very few releases in recent memory.
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Gipetto, I've got nothing but respect and appreciation for what you do but sometimes you scare me.
JK. Definitely a good catch there. Maybe newly developed body means they just added some different padding somewhere.
The MoS body is one that blew me away when they previewed it. It was the first really specific, really new body design I remember seeing that no body had done before. We always had those generic bodies no matter the physique, like the awful Superman Returns figure was on until then.
I can’t help it sometimes. You’re definitely right, it’s become more about how do they pad something out than really making a new body.
But, to HT credit, they’ve done a lot of the work on “unique” bodies in the past on the front end, that they do pretty much have the bases to put all the pieces together to make most figure bodies resemble most actors and their physique.
But, when I think “newly developed” these days, I’m thinking more in line with what they did for the recent Flash figure, when first did the Man of Steel body, or even the Arnold bodies
Yeah!! this forum has never given InArt a hard time for anything they’ve made, we wouldn’t spend 20+ pages of pointing out a slightly inaccurate cowl that left too much of a nose exposed on one of their prototypes or anything. Wanda looks perfect, you blind fools!If InArt made this, folks would be on their knees praising it.
This figure just looks... bland. Even the hair seems kinda meh. The other Artisan figures are way, way, WAY more impressive in every aspect.
Here's an interesting history review: the MoS body came much later and there were other new and unique bodies prior. Notwithstanding the odd bodies, like Predator or Alien figures, the first unique human body that comes to mind is the T-800 Schwarzenegger body. Over the years it served various Terminator purposes and a Commando figure and quickly became a standard muscular body that other makers copied. Similarly there was also the Wolverine body which was completely new and also became a stock body that was used many times over and copied by various other makers. Arguably, the slim narrow shoulder TTM was designed specifically for the first Joker DX to accommodate all the layers of clothing. An often forgotten one was the Goemon figure from 2009 which came with a completely new redesigned body that HT boasted. Oddly that body was never used again for any other figures and simply became a one-off anomaly in the market. I don't remember the exact years but all of these new and unique bodies were introduced between 2008-2010.The MoS body is one that blew me away when they previewed it. It was the first really specific, really new body design I remember seeing that no body had done before. We always had those generic bodies no matter the physique, like the awful Superman Returns figure was on until then.