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Thread: Mattel uses PMS Cool Gray 2C instead of White--"White looks unfinished"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffman View Post
    Eh, I'm in the camp that isn't bothered by the greyish white, and at this point I'd rather they NOT change it, as it would make the line inconsistent.
    I'm not particularly bothered by it, either, but having recently bought some Hasbro figures that use true white and seeing the real difference between them, I'd prefer Mattel used proper white like they did on She-Ra 2.0. It just looks way better overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom1592 View Post
    Frosta should have been white... but I ALSO like my figures to look uniform... so I'm a bit torn on it...
    But they aren't uniform; Frosta is flat out gray, much darker and more obvious than Adora or Adam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoffman View Post
    Eh, I'm in the camp that isn't bothered by the greyish white, and at this point I'd rather they NOT change it, as it would make the line inconsistent.
    Problem is to that....Frosta is not white anything, she's grey point blank, nothing greyish white about her.

    And about being inconsistent, it already is.

    Teela, Painted, bluish / gray white, more white than anything
    Adora, molded / painted, light grayish white
    She-Ra, molded, greyish white
    BP She-Ra, molded, WHITE!
    Sorceress, molded, light bluish / gray white, more white than anything
    Prince Adam, Molded, light bluish / gray white, more white than anything
    Zodac (TRU) painted (Gloves), gray (belt) white
    BG Evil-Lyn, painted (hair) light grayish white (still a different shade than anyone else I have)
    Frosta, molded, gray....plain gray, no white at all

    The only similarities are:
    Frosta's boots, skirt and gloves & Zodac's gloves are the same color

    Teela & Sorceress' whites are roughly the same color

    Adora's shirt, Adam's shirt and She-Ra's dress are the same color

    Where is the consistency in the lines whites you see? I don't know about you, but my shelves are full of inconsistencies....

    The latest being they made She-Ra 2.0 to remedy the skirt thing so she could sit on Swiftwind, ONLY, to make the Filmation Randor unable to sit?....
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    I just got my Frosta yesterday and this Cool Gray colour is DISGUSTING.

    Absolutely deplorable Toy Guru. Have a word to your design staff, please, because Frosta has been pretty much ruined by their decision to use that horrible, dull, dirty colour.

    This, along with the decision to reverse Stinkor's forearms, are not forgiveable.

    Maybe our "free gift" should be a corrected Frosta and Stinkor.

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    Opened my Frosta at my work desk and I have a Teela on display... well... Teela has white... so why the hell is Frosta a dark grey in comparison!!?!? UGH
    It really is dark and theres no "light" about it. Its a dark grey. Put Frosta next to any other character who has white in their palette... you'll see the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oICEMANo View Post
    Opened my Frosta at my work desk and I have a Teela on display... well... Teela has white... so why the hell is Frosta a dark grey in comparison!!?!? UGH
    It really is dark and theres no "light" about it. Its a dark grey. Put Frosta next to any other character who has white in their palette... you'll see the difference.
    Exactly, the closest one is She-Ra, and she's still lighter than Frosta.
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    just my DC figure Uncle Sam out of his white maylar shipping box.

    I haven't taken him out of his package yet but I looked at his pants.

    They maybe using what is classified/technically a gray but it looks like a "dirty" white to me.

    Would I prefer white? Yes. Should it be white? Yes. But this is ok.

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    The grey is fine for Temple of Doom Sorceress, as she is supposed to be wearing feathers, which are rarely pure white.
    I don't understand why Frosta was made in a darker grey though.

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