Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Incoming: OE (Original Effect) Army Attractive Vol.6: 1/6 scale (?) Clarinet Female Action Figure

I really don't know what to make of OE's (Original Effect) Army Attractive series of 1/6 scale female figures. They are not your usual fare / content and can only appeal to a certain group of collectors (of the erotica kind?), of which I can honestly say I don't belong although I did get the very first OE Army Attractive female figure which was Viola. The reasons I got Viola was because I liked her head sculpt (they are all more stylized and anime than realistic / life-like) and the fact that she was "WWII-related" in a strange kind of way. You can check out my reviews HERE and HERE with comparison pictures of Viola and Hot Toys "The Spirit" Silken Floss 12-inch female figure in the second part review.

OE's (Original Effect) Army Attractive series of 1/6 scale female figures are 13.5 inches tall and not 12-inch in height which would have been correct in scale. This makes them in a league of their own and would be hard to fit them in with other 12-inch figures. I had a lot of issues with their Viola figure because of the poor quality of the body but apparently OE has identified the problem / listened to customer's feedback and produced a newer better body which OE is calling the REBORN body (see my post HERE on how the new body looks like without clothes)

Needless to say, there must be enough demand for OE's Army Attractive female figures for the company to go ahead and produce so many versions of these gals, with this latest preview of "Clarinet" being their number sixth figure. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures.

OE (Original Effect) Army Attractive Vol.6: 1/6 scale Clarinet Female Action Figure will come with the following: 1/6 scale Clarinet head sculpt, Clarinet's cloth outfit (which looks like a weird variation of a nun's costume), Reborn body (with hand, feet in high heels) and a mini bible. There's also a 5% special rare Red Clarinet randomly included in the shipment (scroll down for the last picture to see how the red version will look like).

Clarinet has a sad tortured look. I don't agree with the idea of giving her a nun's outfit and a bible when she is for the most part an erotica figure. I know this concept isn't new: think "Warrior Nun Areala", a manga-style American comic book character created by Ben Dunn and published by Antarctic Press AND "Shotgun Mary".

For those who are into Erotica (from the Greek ἔρως, eros "desire" - any artistic work that deals substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing subject matter), this would probably be right up their alley. It seems like there's a toy / figure for every kind of collector there is haha

It just goes to show how much the toy / 1:6 scale action figure industry has grown. I am quite sure that when Mattel first released Barbie dolls for girls and Hasbro released G.I. Joe action figures for boys, they never imagined that erotica figures like these would be made so readily available in the open market today.

On a side note, figures with stylized head sculpts do not have to worry much about copyright infringements and legal issues unlike the figures with much more realistic head sculpts. Case-in-point: Phicen Limited has had to blur / block out the head sculpt of their PLMB2013-17 1/6 scale Female seamless Tan body (with Mid bust size)(Version 04) because the Chinese actress whose face was used as a likeness has started taking legal action on the company in question ;p To find out what I'm talking about, check out my earlier post HERE where this figure was previewed

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