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hi guys, i just finished to collect items, references and custom jobs to complete my figure, i'm working on it for years [pretty crazy] and now i am choosing a body. What kind i should tkae? i saw the saturday soldier marine body......any advice?
 

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I have one of those Marine bodies on order and should be getting it today or tomorrow. Not sure how it compares to Hot Toys bodies. Having a lot of Toy Soldier, BBI, Dragon, Ignite, Sideshow, etc etc etc... I can say that a safe bet is Hot Toys. that body is probably the best overall out there. It's solid.
 

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ACE is good with articulation, but limited clothing fit it namely only ACE, HT or sometimes TS, hardly any BBi due to its wide waist, no stands needed for most poses, also, the shoulders slope down, which gives your kitbash a more natural look with clothing and gear

HT true type nudes figures i think has the best articulation (Beckham and Foxx heads), same as ace, no need for stands for most poses, subtle ones to be specific

as for TS, it has good articulation as well, but teh joints are a bit flimsy and difficult to stand by itself, might need a stand to make stay still, though it also has that sloped down shoulders for a natural look, which makes me like it as well

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I would say the new Hot Toys truetype, it's not overly muscular, the clothes sit well on it, and it's very easy to get hold off loose. Oh, also, it has easily the best ankle articulation out there.
 

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I have concluded that I definately do not like DiD bodies, especially the ones with the bendy hands/floppy wrists and the over-sized goofy feet.

For now, I'm a budget basher. Whatever used body I can acquire cheaper than a new, parted-out body works for me. This usually means Dragon neo Adam or BBI 1.0 or 3.0 bodies (versus, e.g., new Dragon 3.0, BBI 3.5, or HT).

My tastes will likely evolve, however, into more expensive bodies. I'm gradually loosing my ability to avoid hitting the "buy now" button on the high end stuff!

P.S. search OSW for "bodies" and "comparison" or "review" and you'll see previous threads on this topic.
 

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My favourite body to use is definitely Barrack Sgt's. Its articulation is fantastic and the build of it is more of an average size person unlike many with big bulging chest like a bodybuilder. So I would recommend it but I think it is getting quite hard to get nowadays.
 

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After long thinking, is there really a best body? i mean we have so many different bodies by now, personally id say there is a best body for each individual bash. Sure there are some better and some worse articulationwise, but sometimes you dont need that much articulation if you can achieve the pose you want with a relativly stiff body like the BBI G1 for example.
 

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ask 10 people the same question, get 10 different answers. Here's my .02 cents. Hot Toys is great and the new body from Saturday toys is very nice too. Hot Toys can be expensive though, and I'm not sure the price of a loose Saturday toys one.

I love Barrack Sergeant though. Cheaper than Hot Toys and all but the feet are equal or better (IMO). Can be a bit loose though, but easily fixed.

Medicom bodies rock too. But talk about expensive and a bit on the small side, which can work well for certain bashes.

Here's two to AVOID: DID (awful) and the old Art Buck Sideshow bodies.
 

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hi guys, i just finished to collect items, references and custom jobs to complete my figure, i'm working on it for years [pretty crazy] and now i am choosing a body. What kind i should tkae? i saw the saturday soldier marine body......any advice?
Hi, I've some pix of Medicom's, BBI, Barrack SGT, Hot Toys & Saturday Toys in various poses. Click on the pix for more.

Medicom, BBI & Hot Toys


Barrack Sgt


Hot Toys True Type


Hot Toys Muscular


Saturday Toys


Hope the above helps in your decision.
 

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It depends on many factors... how much you want to spend, how many bashes you intend to do with the same body and what poses do you plan for the figure once you are finished.

Articulation is great, but so often I see hobbyists use an expensive and highly articulated body only to display it standing up straight.

When I do snipers, I really try hard to find nice, highly articulated bodies. But for most of my bashes, DML works just fine. I like the articulation of the BBi 3.5 bodies, but they are just not realistic in terms of muscularity.

I do like the new TS TF-1 body, however its loose joint issues are well documented. Those can be overcome with a little work. The shoulder spacers can be removed for a more natural slumped shoulder look. I do not like the ankle articulation on the TS bodies, however. The bendy hands do not hold bends very well.

For the number of bashes I do and the increasing cost of kits and loose gear, paying $25 to $30 for an HT nude is just not in the cards.
 

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the new HT (or reissued) asian and caucasian (sp) are available now. Got mine from Good Stuff to Go. Last time they had them in stock I waited thinking I'll pick them up later and they've been sold out since.
 
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