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Since a lot of us Sideshow people are still awaiting news on a female Joe or Cobra, here's the latest:
One of the big questions I had was regarding female figures. This is something that Sideshow has been mentioning in their Q&A sessions but not much info has been revealed. I didnít get many details but I did get an update. They are fine tuning their female body and working to get the proportions just right. The issue that was brought up was the way the body looks with and without armor. Iím taking that to be in reference to a Baroness figure because I canít think of any other Joe female that wears body armor. They are making progress and as soon as the body is ready we can expect to hear some more news on female characters being introduced to the line. |
Also in regards to the female figures I asked about how hair would be done, rooted or sculpted. They are going with sculpted hair because it gives them more options for styles and the ability to swap out hairpieces for different looks (i.e. windswept, ponytails, etc). Personally I think this is the smart way to go. Rooted hair on female figures seems to be an industry standard in the 12″ scale but I find it to be too doll-like and the very few figures I have with rooted hair never look as good as the promotional photos. With sculpted hair it allows for more detail and texture to be applied. Iím glad they are going this way and I think its the right decision.
Definitely like the idea of sculpted hair - especially given how well the Baroness premium format is shaping up.
Guessing that sometime this fall or early next year they'll finally announce a female 12" figure. Also some notes on which way they see the lineup going.