Some Figures Just Aren't Good

Topic started by gia on Oct. 27, 2009. Last post by Sokutenkyoshi 4 years, 10 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

There are lots of amazing figures out there. This is not one of them-- though at least unlike the recent gothic Asuka, it's not hideously expensive. But check this out: the girl's waist is entirely too long, and her face looks downright sickly, not to mention the girl has no pupils.
This is Charlotte Francia (or Carrlotte, if you ask HobbySearch), and she's from an eroge titled Quartett! -The Stage of Love- by maker LittleWitch and released in non-adult form on the PS2 by Princess Soft. And I suppose if you like your girls to look like they're going to break the second you lay a finger on them-- and to have weird seams in the backs of their heads --then maybe she's right up your alley. And at ¥3800 (about $40 USD), she'll fit your pocketbook better than many figures.

But...for a Kotobukiya figure, I am not impressed. How about you?
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
hmm this one is a little better, maybe i will get it, maybe...
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I dunno, its kinda creepy, but I like that about it.
Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Something about her face scares me.
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Super creepy figure.
Post by Thage (40 posts) See mini bio Level 2
At least it's better than these.
Post by Emandudeguyperson (182 posts) See mini bio Level 5
*Pukes*
Post by omo (113 posts) See mini bio Level 2
I think it's a noble attempt at trying to capture the distinct 2d art style. Maybe it isn't meant to be?
 
Then again some people dig this, and this figure is not a complete fail, so I dunno. Definitely a curiosity.
Post by SimonJones (24 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Nocchi is my absolute favorite artist.
 
Don't anyone dare say anything bad about Nocchi style! ;___;
 
Honestly, his style is one of the most difficult to translate to another medium... be it figures or anime (Kita-eh.)  And that's why I love it.
Post by OneGreatTurtle (13 posts) See mini bio Level 1
@SimonJones: I remember stumbling across Quartett promo art years ago, and really liking the style--it's rather unique in the rather bland world of VN/eroge art styles, and even in anime art in general. The fact that all the characters were also holding various stringed instruments certainly didn't hurt.
 
I think the "thin and fragile" assessment comes from the fact that Nocchi draws <i>ribcages</I>, which isn't normal as most anime artists (understandably) forget that people have body parts <i>under</i> the skin. They can be impossibly skinny but you somehow never see the ribcage. Someone might be having flashbacks to pictures of emaciated children.
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
@Thage said:
" At least it's better than these. "
I think refried beans look considerably more appealing than those.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@SimonJones: Yeah, I didn't have any problems with the look of the game when I saw them...but it definitely didn't work for me here! @_@;; Do you guys publish any manga or artbooks  by him? Or would I have to import to check out his stuff?
 
@OneGreatTurtle: Yeah, I have that problem all the time with models and stuff in real life. Ribcages just aren't sexy-- even in the age of thin-is-in, we want a certain amount of fleshiness. I even don't like those BMWs that are super flat-ish and have those vents along the sides...because they remind me of ribcages. *shudders*
Post by kira112 (1,066 posts) See mini bio Level 9

yeah that figure is scarey looking face but the body is fine

Post by MoonStorm (360 posts) See mini bio Level 9
She is way too thin. I think it just my mind playing tricks on me but I think I can see her ribs in that 3ed picture.
Post by SimonJones (24 posts) See mini bio Level 1
OGT-->
Aside from his characters, what I most admire about his work is the care he puts into clothing design.  He's heavily informed by traditional and contemporary European fashion, and he pays a great deal of attention to the weight of the fabric and how it behaves on the body.  Quite uncommon for an artist who began drawing ero manga/doujinshi and primarily designs soft ero games now.
 
Gia-->
No, we don't have any of his work.  We don't publish art books at the moment.
 
Plus, his usual subject matter would prove problematic...
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@MoonStorm said:
" She is way too thin. I think it just my mind playing tricks on me but I think I can see her ribs in that 3ed picture. "
no , she really has ribs there, confirmed five people says the same
 
 
then again after much consideration i would buy the figure, i like sickly girls
Post by Nerx (13,843 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Decorative paper weight XD
Post by OneGreatTurtle (13 posts) See mini bio Level 1
@gia: I'm pretty much against the "thin-is-in" with most everything; I enjoyed the Real Drive character designs simply because they actually had weight and looked good with it. The Internet felt otherwise, sadly. I do have an upper limit, and being thinner is healthier, but skin-and-bones is a big no-no. And, really, biologically speaking, having more weight also means you're better equipped for child-bearing, as the growing child can draw on fat reserves for energy and such; similar goes for larger breasts, which give the appearance (if not actual fact) of being better equipped to nurse the newborn. Remember your prehistorical fertility goddesses!
 
@SimonJones: He does draw inspiration from European fashion from what very little I've seen. This is only a plus as I love old-school European fashion (Elizabethan frills? Powdered wigs? Cravats? I'M SO THERE), which is pretty much the only time in which I think everyone knew how to dress well.
 
There's some unusual eromanga/doujinshi/fanart styles out there for sure; every so often I hit upon someone who just has a straight-out unique style. Not even necessarily in a "so hot" fashion, but in that general aesthetic fashion.
Post by Sokutenkyoshi (17 posts) See mini bio Level 1

Off Topic : The art on most figurines sucks now.. there face is just so horrible and the colors are HORRIBLE! rawr we need them good ol figurines for good examples! curse kaiyado and griffon! </3 the queens blade figures are so ugly T_T (face wise) 
 
On Topic : LoL @ Waist Phail! good figurines dont exist much anymore T_T....
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