Considering we're paying more for this figure due to the paint apps, those splodges are unforgivable.
Uggghhh! They didn't learn how horrible the Sorceress's wings were....stuck on the arms? With as big as those bracers are, couldn't they have made the tassles a plug-in feature, so you could remove them if you wanted? I'm not a fan.....and I still don't think this figure should have cost more. I would have thought Mantenna would have been a higher cost with the extra legs.
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Certainly like the look, but I do wish there could have been something done about the tassels. If cloth ones would have made her cost more, I would have paid it, honestly. I'm seriously thinking about buying two and seeing if I can attach cloth tassels, but we'll see if I feel like it's worth it, later. I'm sure someone else will try it.
I also wish she came with a weapon that made sense to spin with, like the axes or a sword, or knives, or ANYTHING other than a spear! On the other hand, this is the spear I wanted Netossa to come with, so it'll go to her. I might paint the spearhead to match her color scheme (hopefully the blue shaft works as-is). I don't really mind her not coming with any weapons, if I can't match her with anything. Her spinning abilities matched with a dancer's movements will make for a great hand-to-hand fighter.
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The moment I saw her figure form on SDCC videos, I thought this would be "yet another" Sorceress issue ! There is no doubt that I love this figure, but the design could have done something better on her tassels. If cloth is not the way to go, then they could have made those plastic tassels removable, something like Spector's cosmic key !
But at the end of the day, we are talking about Ruben here ! You can't expect any better ! Glad he's gone for 2015 !!
As for that sloppy paint apps.......... come on, we are paying extra $5.00 for this figure !!
I STRONGLY feel that the extra $5.00 was fixed NOT because of the paint apps, its because of the rarity of her vintage figure ! The marketing strategy is "everybody who is missing 'a' Spinnerella in their collection will buy one............ even if she is $5.00 extra" !!
She's not perfect but I'm still really happy with her. I love the face and hair. Both came out great.
I wish they would have included a joint at the bracelets like BG Evil-Lyn got so you could at least rotate the bracelets around and get more poses out of her.
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I'm kind of surprised at the negative comments in the review. Spinnerella's pretty amazing and they made her MUCH better than I anticipated. Look at all the sculpted DETAIL on her guantlets and belt. She comes with hair display options! She's so gorgeous, doesn't lack accessories, her production figure is nearly identical to the prototype, etc.
I'm SO thankful they fixed the hair. The first sample was missing a huge chunk out of the back. A+ for Mattel catching and fixing that mistake.
Her skirt/arm streamers should have been separate all the way to the top instead of stopping in random places, but she's still amazing! Her sword from the cardback would have also made a lot more sense than the Goddess' spear repainted... We need another weapon pack for that, the missing PoP shields, Netossa's mask, Starla's backpack, Tallstar's pants and Jewelstar's rock form.
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Great Review as always from PD!
Maybe PD just got a bad copy. The blotches on her tassels, and now her unfortunate face. What happened?! She doesn't look as pretty as we saw before. Her face looks a bit elongated, and not as beautiful...almost plain like Glimmer's.
I like her a lot.
I am debating on just cutting the ribbons off of her bracers.
IDK...just have to see how I feel about it when she gets here.
I really like her face sculpt. She's very girlie. The girliest so far. Maybe Perfuma will beat her on that front.
I was very excited when I first saw her proto, because I thought the overs-sized silver gauntlets would be removable w/ the ribbons. I just assumed why wouldn't they make nice silver clip on gauntlets w/ tassels to go over vintage colored (or Filmation) colored plain gauntlets. It would of been perfect. Also Matty/Scott kept saying every arm/skirt ribbons was painted on all sides like a figure having "10 capes' hence the larger price tag. Isn't it clear that the blue parts of the skirt's & arm tassels are molded blue plastic & only the lavender color is painted? I always thought that to be the case. I still thik she looks beautiful, but for $5 extra, clip on removable gauntlets w/ the plastic tassels would of been GREAT! I don't agree w/ Dan that because they don't use soft goods this way the only way to go......removable clip on gauntlets would of been fantastic IMHO!
Still a beautiful figure, but I wish that the gauntlets weren't so Reubenized, IF he is the one that decided that....then again it was part of the 4 Horseman prototype so......not sure who is to blame. Still like her a lot, but she should not cost a cent over $25 for subscribers to Club Etheria. Not a single cent!
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Alright, the good... beautiful face sculpt, nice coloring.
The bad... the plastic "ribbons", the chunky guantlets, the weak bio, and no mention of netossa anywhere nor is she on the back of her card,
the ugly... charging more for Spinerella, when there are other figures who have more paint apps and more details then her who cost 25-27, plus her weak ass accessory, and just why make her so rigid? I just wanted less from her while wanting more if that makes sense.
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Great review, buit this figure seems to have a lot of issues.
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Two options would have worked better.
(01) Make the arm tassels an exception and do them in cloth, in my opinion would be the way to go.
(02) giving her bracers two articulation points (like BG Evil Lynn) would have at least doubled the poseability, if you must have plastic bracers.
Some of my favorite characters were ruined by Rueben (Flogg, NA Skeletor and Rio), so I can't get too mad about a figure I have no memories of, but I do certainly feel for those who are greatly disappointed by this figure. All of Scott and the Horsemen's hard work and love, just spit on by someone who literally didn't care at all. The single weak link that severely destroyed the quality of what would otherwise be one of the single greatest action figure lines ever made. One little weak link.
I agree on the paint apps issue. I assume Dan just got a bad figure, but I've been noticing a slide in quality as far as neatness of the paint. Just about every figure I get nowadays has some level of sloppiness, it's jut a matter of if it's something acceptable/fixable, or not. Maybe it's getting worse, and if so, hopefully Mattel moves quickly to fix the problem.
Of course it costs extra to paint all of those tassles, we've been over this before on other figures that each individual section is a separate paint app (like the scales on Rattlor). The factories in China will nickel and dime you on every little thing. They wouldn't spit on you for free if you were on fire. I'm more than happy for them to charge extra for figures who need it, much better than getting stuff like unpainted swords with Blade.
Really wish it looked more like the vintage figure and that she had a spinning stand.
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I'm ususally not a fan of soft good, but in this case I think it would've been a better idea, given the tassles. She still looks great, just not a fan of gravity defying clothing.
I may cut the ribbons off as well.
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