This figure (12-inch muscle body) was from my most recent haul (posted earlier on my toy blog HERE) and I was quite blown away by this new seamless male body from Phicen Limited. This Phicen Limited 1:6 scale Super-Flexible 12-inch Male Seamless Body does not come with a head so I just plonked a 1/6 scale head sculpt that has the likeness of Jake Gyllenhaal from Hot Toys TTM19 TrueType Muscular Body Figure (see the full action figure review posted HERE) and began twisting and turning the body into shape and into various poses. I was quite surprised to find that this new male seamless body could be posed in almost every angle that was humanly possible, just like a regular normal human body would.
According to Phicen, the internal skeleton armature is made from durable stainless steel to withstand playability without being easily damaged or corrupted. Each armature have 28 points of articulation, using ball-jointed system, for maximum flexibility and movement. Each joint is designed to move freely and consistently with 90% accurate human movement. With the slightest effort, the bodies are capable of making countless dynamic poses to imitate any posture of any character.
I have to say I totally agree with what Phicen Limited claims the body can do. I have never come across a more flexible body than this. Boasting human-like skin texture, and being super flexible, posable and durable, this body could get into almost any pose without any problem. This figure can certainly take a dump on all the other figures that have come before because it can do things no other figures have done.
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The Phicen Limited 1:6 scale super flexible seamless male body comes in a very ordinary box packaging which belies what is lying in wait inside.
Other than the metal knob on the neck for connecting the head, one cannot tell that there is a metal skeleton inside the body. The steel metal armature is wrapped with a non-toxic, environmentally friendly medical-grade material specially developed for Phicen bodies. The skin texture is designed to deliver a tactile experience of real skin. The material is supposed to feature durable, anti-cracking qualities that are easy to clean, but not easy to stain or dye. Altogether two pairs of hands (a pair of fists and relaxed hands) are included. Three 1:6 scale penises are also included - one small, one large and one erect. They are wrapped in paper in the picture above. I will not be adding pictures of said appendages as I do not see the need to show them nor will I be attaching any of them on the figure as I don't see the purpose or need for having a 12-inch figure with a dick.
The instruction sheet (user manual) has some cautions plus do's and don'ts regarding the articulation of the seamless male body. It may seem like a lot of things to follow but they are just precautions against damaging the figure through rough handling. In actual case, the figure is the most easy to handle and there were no worries about breaking the hidden "skeleton frame" because it is made of durable metal / steel. Click on the pictures for a bigger and better view
The first thing I did when I took this Phicen Limited 1:6 scale Super-Flexible 12-inch Male Seamless Body out of the box was to put the figure into the now famous Iron Man dynamic landing pose as seen demonstrated in the Iron Man movies. I had tried posing other 12-inch bodies in this pose previously but it was just not possible - you can check out my toy blog post HERE for the comparison pictures. This Phicen male seamless body could achieve the impossible pose with ease. I had no problems putting the body into the pose at all. I was totally shocked when this happened. The outer muscle body is most flexible and could bend and fold naturally just like how a human body would and the steel skeleton inside could hold the pose easily without compromising the look or realism. After this, I am totally convinced that there is nothing this body cannot do.
Check out the turnaround views of this Phicen Limited 1:6 scale Super-Flexible 12-inch Male Seamless Body in the dynamic Iron Man landing pose. Marvel at the realism and ease in which the body achieved this impossible feat.
Here's the Phicen Limited 1:6 scale Super-Flexible 12-inch Male Seamless Body about to take off like the Flash from DC comics. It's funny how I don't say Quicksilver. I can pose him in a full flight mode but there are no figure stands than can hold him in the pose because of the heftiness of the body. Did I mention already that I think there are no pose this body cannot achieve?
And here's the Phicen Limited 1:6 scale Super-Flexible 12-inch Male Seamless Body in the Thinker pose. The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, usually placed on a stone pedestal. The work shows a nude male figure of over life-size sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought, and is often used as an image to represent philosophy. Maybe the best place for doing some heavy thinking is on the throne in the toilet. Where else can one go when one is doing one's business? See how natural and realistic this body looks. I had no problems putting the body into this pose either.
Now for some size comparisons between the Phicen Limited 1:6 scale Super-Flexible 12-inch Male Seamless Body with other 12-inch bodies in the market. Pictured below is the Phicen seamless male body standing next to the Hot Toys TTM19 TrueType Muscular Body Figure with 1/6 scale Jake Gyllenhaal head sculpt replaced by a Bruce Willis head sculpt. Phicen seamless muscle body from head to toe is 29 cm whereas HT TTM19 is 29.5 cm tall.
The picture below compares the Phicen Limited 1:6 scale Super-Flexible 12-inch Male Seamless Body with Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03B Caucasian version (with head switched to that of Chris Hemsworth / Thor). Phicen seamless muscle body from head to toe is 29 cm whereas KP03B is 31 cm tall.
The last pictures shows the Phicen Limited 1:6 scale Super-Flexible 12-inch Male Seamless Body standing beside a generic 12-inch action figure body with Tom Hiddleston / Loki head sculpt attached. Phicen seamless muscle body from head to toe is 29 cm whereas generic body is 29.5 cm tall.
My verdict: This Phicen Limited 1:6 scale Super-Flexible 12-inch Male Seamless Body is by far the BEST one yet and I am totally blown away by the new technology used to engineer and create this new and super articulated muscle body!
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November 2, 2010 - Hot Toys "T2" T-1000 Motorcycle Cop REVIEW IV using the Hot Toys True Type TTM14 figure body (posted HERE)
December 22, 2011 - Review of Hot Toys TTM19 TrueType Muscular Body Figure (1/6 scale Jake Gyllenhaal) HERE
February 9, 2012 - Comparing Hot Toys TrueType TTM18 & TTM19 12-inch Figure Bodies + HeadPlay Heath Ledger (pictures HERE)
February 19, 2013 - Check out my toy blog post of Hot Toys 1/6 scale Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark head sculpt on a TTM18 12" figure body HERE
April 14, 2013 - Review of Customized 1/6 scale light up Mark VI Arc Reactor on Hot Toys TTM21 12" figure body HERE
April 21, 2013 - Reviews of Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03B Caucasian version HERE and HERE
April 23, 2013 - Review of Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version HERE
November 26, 2013 – Comparison of 1/6th scale 12-inch Action Figure Bodies: Hot Toys, X-Series etc - which is best? posted HERE and HERE