Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

For discussion of all the other girl+mecha lines that have cropped up since Shinki began: Frame Arms: Girls, Megami Device, Armor Girls Project, Desktop Army, etc. This includes kinda-sortas like Daibadi's Polynian and things like Strike Witches and Fumikane's original Mecha Musume.

Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

Postby Heckfire » Sat May 02, 2015 11:55 pm

So, a week ago, I got an email from AmiAmi saying that "(my) preorder was ready to ship!"

...to which I said "Um...what preorder..?" =O.o=
Image
My "surprise" (more like "forgotten") preorder, Clover from modelling circle Dabadi's "Polynian" line of cute robot girls (etc.), arrived Friday. This shot is simply an intro pic, but it also illustrates what may be the figure's sole real shortcoming: what you see here is ALL she comes with. No alternate faces, no gripping hands...she's lucky she's so damn cute.
Image
What could be a shortcoming is actually a benefit: her facial expression is generic enough that it fits many different poses and situations. Still, I hope someone on Shapeways makes some more expressions for her or something.
Image
Do she got da booty?
=<.<=
=>.>=
SHE DOOOOOO.
Image
The other really surprising thing about her was how TINY she is...for comparison, here she is alongside my "Officer" Howling, Renge, and OTFCC's Trans-Mutate, a redeco of Transfomers Prime "First Edition" Arcee.
Image
All-in-all, I like her a lot, although that's admittedly largely due to my love of cute robot girls. She feels light but sturdy, she can hold poses well despite having only friction joints, and she looks good in my collection. I wouldn't go out of my way to get her unless she meets those criteria for you, as well, but she's an excellent initial piece for what I'm hoping is a full, ongoing line.
"Grab a shovel-I'm one skull away from a Mouseketeer reunion." -Bender
"I'm a triceratops balancing on a daisy with spinning wheels, baby!" -Dexter

=^.^= ~~>
User avatar
Heckfire
Class A Shinki
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Location: Gaea's Buttcrack, CO
Shinkis owned: 24
MMS owned: 6
Favorite MMS/Shinki: Do I HAVE to choose?

Re: Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

Postby Xehn » Sun May 03, 2015 2:18 am

Something to note is that her joints (sans wrists, which are slightly smaller) are close enough in size to revoltech and figma joints that some parts swapping is possible!
Much like Figma, her face is actually a separate piece from the core of her head... If you can find something with the same shape, you might be able to find faces she can use...

I like Clover a lot. If more figures happen in PVC (there are a LOT in resin form, like Clover and her 'brother' Shamrock started as) that I like the look of, I'll be interested.
User avatar
Xehn
Kamen Adminder
 
Posts: 1288
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:28 pm
Shinkis owned: 32
MMS owned: 0
Favorite MMS/Shinki: Partio

Re: Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

Postby Storm Wing » Sun May 03, 2015 10:06 am

Shamrock is her BROTHER!? :eek: No, no, no, Shamrock is an A-cup android... Oh wait, there's a bulge on Shamrock's... Pardon my intrusion.
Cut! Cut cut cut cut cut cut cut cut CUT!!

Image

Spin the vermin, reverse the guilt. Reverse the birth, reverse the world. Spin spin spinspinspinSPIN~~~!
User avatar
Storm Wing
Class S Shinki
 
Posts: 952
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:15 am
Location: Indonesia ^_^
Shinkis owned: 5
MMS owned: 3
Favorite MMS/Shinki: Asuka

Re: Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

Postby Heckfire » Mon May 04, 2015 12:23 am

Pft, robots have no need for gender conformity. I could probably swap his and Clover's lower halves and make an A-cup gynoid and an intersexed model, they look similar enough in the photos. Modular parts, baby!

...seriously, I actually do want to get Shamrock, if only for swapping the cat ears and that hilarious grin he's sporting.
"Grab a shovel-I'm one skull away from a Mouseketeer reunion." -Bender
"I'm a triceratops balancing on a daisy with spinning wheels, baby!" -Dexter

=^.^= ~~>
User avatar
Heckfire
Class A Shinki
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Location: Gaea's Buttcrack, CO
Shinkis owned: 24
MMS owned: 6
Favorite MMS/Shinki: Do I HAVE to choose?

Re: Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

Postby Caterwaul » Mon May 04, 2015 9:41 am

Dem hips....

Smaller then an MMS 3rd Small is pretty small indeed.
Image
User avatar
Caterwaul
News Reporter
 
Posts: 1414
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:06 pm
Location: New Jersey, the suburb state
Shinkis owned: 0
MMS owned: 0
Favorite MMS/Shinki: Howling

Re: Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

Postby Xehn » Mon May 04, 2015 2:01 pm

I think this line ended up more popular than daibadi expected... Almost immediately after Clover's release, a rerelease preorder went up... Which can only mean good things.
User avatar
Xehn
Kamen Adminder
 
Posts: 1288
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:28 pm
Shinkis owned: 32
MMS owned: 0
Favorite MMS/Shinki: Partio

Re: Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

Postby Heckfire » Fri May 15, 2015 12:25 am

Xehn wrote:Something to note is that her joints (sans wrists, which are slightly smaller) are close enough in size to revoltech and figma joints that some parts swapping is possible!

I decided to give that a test.
Image
The results were...somewhat mixed.
Image
Drossel's head was noticeably larger than Clover's, but otherwise the only real "issue" was the skin color, which barely shows in these pics; Drossel is a flat, bright white, while Clover's has a marked violet tinge to it.
Image
Still, with Clover's..."meatier" proportions, scale wasn't as much an issue as I first thought.
Image
If anything, Clover might have problems getting her body back from Drossel...
Image
She DID, however, allow her fellow head-swappee to spring a little "surprise" on her wives, though...Drossel-1 seems a bit startled, but Scarlet seems to already be contemplating the possibilities.
"Grab a shovel-I'm one skull away from a Mouseketeer reunion." -Bender
"I'm a triceratops balancing on a daisy with spinning wheels, baby!" -Dexter

=^.^= ~~>
User avatar
Heckfire
Class A Shinki
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Location: Gaea's Buttcrack, CO
Shinkis owned: 24
MMS owned: 6
Favorite MMS/Shinki: Do I HAVE to choose?

Re: Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

Postby quotemarks » Fri May 15, 2015 10:42 am

Clover looks good! I'm hoping I can find her somewhere in Singapore.

Maybe ToG (which has replaced Comics Connection) can help me order one.
GNU Terry Pratchett
User avatar
quotemarks
Class B Shinki
 
Posts: 84
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 9:46 am
Location: Sinagpore
Shinkis owned: 8
MMS owned: 8
Favorite MMS/Shinki: Lirbiete

Re: Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

Postby Heckfire » Sat May 16, 2015 11:36 pm

Of course, while disassembling the previous shoot, I just HAD to get my other two Figmas, Misaka and Kuroko, in on things.
Image
Image
Interesting note: the ball joint that plugs into the neck holes is much larger on Clover, so, in order for Misaka to not look like a turtle with a collapsed spine or something, I had to keep it mostly out of the socket. With the right camera angles, though, you can't really tell.

She...kinda looks like a lewd Imperial Stormtrooper, huh?
"Grab a shovel-I'm one skull away from a Mouseketeer reunion." -Bender
"I'm a triceratops balancing on a daisy with spinning wheels, baby!" -Dexter

=^.^= ~~>
User avatar
Heckfire
Class A Shinki
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Location: Gaea's Buttcrack, CO
Shinkis owned: 24
MMS owned: 6
Favorite MMS/Shinki: Do I HAVE to choose?

Re: Dabadi's Polynian "Clover"

Postby Heckfire » Sun May 17, 2015 9:42 pm

A last shot of the Tokiwadai girls and Clover. Not sure where else to put it, so hey...
Image
Image
"Grab a shovel-I'm one skull away from a Mouseketeer reunion." -Bender
"I'm a triceratops balancing on a daisy with spinning wheels, baby!" -Dexter

=^.^= ~~>
User avatar
Heckfire
Class A Shinki
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:53 pm
Location: Gaea's Buttcrack, CO
Shinkis owned: 24
MMS owned: 6
Favorite MMS/Shinki: Do I HAVE to choose?

Next

Return to Not Quite Shinki

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest