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The more I ponder, the more I realize that the Playtoy torso will not work out. Research on One Sixth Warriors shows that other nerds have had the squishy parts on their Playtoys wrinkle, warp, rip and/or crack. If I'm spending a ridiculous amount of money to make a highly specific body type, I do not wish to use expendable squishy parts in its construction!

I may be able to salvage at least the shape of the Playtoy bust, though, by making a cast or mold of it. Or I could just use it as a guideline for additive sculpting of my own on an undetermined base.

The Glamazon now has the following designated parts: Obitsu Regular Male arms, Takara CG hands, Original Effect legs and feet/shoes and custom scratch-sculpted head [to be made eventually].

What about a base? I could use the Original Effect body, depending on its level of torso articulation and its skintone. I could scrounge a Takara Cy Girl 2.0 from my raw dolls bin. I suppose I could even use a Takara CG 1.0, but I don't like the single torso joint.

I really wish that the OE would come so I could see what I have to work with....
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I just pried one of Will's arms out of his dress so I could check the look of an Obitsu Regular Male arm with the Playtoy XL torso. Yup, that's exactly the robust muscularity I'm going for! The jointing on these arms provides a full range of motion at the elbow, which can truly fold the arms double so that wrist touches shoulder, so that's also good. As an added bonus, these arms easily fit Takara CG hands [my favorites] with just a little taping of the wrist pegs. Now Will has his arm back, and I have another item to purchase for my Glamazon: Obitsu Regular Male body to supply arms.

Notice how even the excessively orange tones in the Obitsu arm still look more realistic than the "I have no blood" Playtoy?
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I recently did a trade with fellow Figurvore member Silent G/Will, who was kind enough to provide me with a pair of double-ganged Hot Toy fem arms to sub in for the Playtoy XL's single-jointed ones.

As the shoulder balls on the HT arms were smaller than the Playtoy sockets, he also nicely suggested that I should coat the HT balls in petroleum jelly, squirt hot glue in the Playtoy sockets, then stick the HT balls in the sockets, squiggling them around till the glue dried. The petroleum jelly would then prohibit the balls from sticking to the glue, and the glue layer would fill the extra space in the sockets, making a snug fit for the balls! I've been using hot glue as a filler/tightener for years, but I never thought to add petroleum jelly to prevent the insertions from adhering to the holes in which they are inserted.

Anyway, the Glamazon now has double-ganged arms!
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I really like the breasts on the Playtoy XL body I purchased because of their sculpt, as previously mentioned, and also because of their realistic mobility. Most breasts on female action figures don't move at all, but the flexion on the Playtoy's squishy torso is really cool.

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For the Glamazon Project, I purchased, as I have mentioned, a Playtoy XL body, which arrived recently. I compared it today to my Cy Girl Bloody Rose body, formerly in possession of the largest 1:6 scale tits among my dolls. Playtoy's tits are significantly larger.
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Remember how I thought that a PlayToy body with the XL bust should get together with an Original Effect body with the mile-long legs to create a body of truly comic-book proportions? Well, I took the plunge a few days ago and picked up a PT XL [$42.99 shipped] and an OE Harp Bullseye [all the characters in that line are named for musical instruments?!] body [$49.59] from Ebay to make this hybrid happen.

I have heard from fellow doll nerds that the PT disassembles into components very easily, much like an Obitsu. Therefore I originally thought to take the squishy bust piece off the PT and splice it onto the OE. The OE, however, doesn't exhibit overall good flexibility, and I don't want to sacrifice too much articulation by putting the PT bust on a body that I really only got for the legs.

I'm now thinking that I will use the PT as my foundation and swap its legs out for the OE ones. While I'm at it, I'll also take advantage of the PT's modularity to remove the despicable arms with single-ganged elbows and swap in some nice double-jointed ones. Not sure if I'll keep the extra-super-gravity-defying OE feet + platform stiletto pumps or just go for standard ankle cups to allow for a variety of footwear.

If I do this right, it's going to be such a silly, awesome body, outrageously stylized, but also functional as a toy. Stay tuned for updates on the Glamazon Project. Woo hoo!

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As much as I find Original Effect's Army Attractive line aggressively banal and unimaginative, I must confess that I admire their dedication to realizing comic-book proportions in 1:6 scale. All their dolls so far top out at 13.5 inches. Some of the height comes from the platform heels they all wear, but most derives from the fact that their legs are at least an inch longer than those of the standard 1:6 scale figure. So many people object to the size of these dolls, claiming that they are not really 1:6 scale, but what the detractors ignore is that the OEs are indeed 1:6 scale in all proportions except for the legs. As far as I am concerned, they are thus 1:6 scale with really long legs.

So what I'm thinking is that the OE body needs to get together with Playtoy's recently released XL body so we can have a truly comic-book set of proportions with exceedingly long legs and exceedingly large breasts. I doubt this will happen, however, so I will just have to get an OE body and enhance its rack myself.

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