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    thanks for the imfo ,just ordered some stuff ,i was always wondering about those bodies .if their as good as folks say ,i would like ftc to use them for all of their future releases ,they can adapt the fat,skinny,hulk,and teen
    bodies in the same way .FTC produces some good product ,and have been plagued with figures bodies issues .this may be just what they need to solve the problem .good job FTC i hope its successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonGhost View Post
    If they are going to start offering the Type S on their licensed figures, I could definitely see them charging more. Something like $40. a figure maybe?

    I’m also curious about the heads. FTC head plugs are pretty small and usually require being wrapped with tape or something to stay on a different body.
    They are already charging a too high price 30 plus shipping for the quality so I would hope they could just phase out the outdated Mego female at the very least, the males I have gotten have been ok. I really hope they can use the Yvonne on Lynda Carter WW. THey are charging the same price for a China made Mego style body as the type S. THe Yvonne they are charging a bit more and including less parts than the Castaway release.
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    For the female body, unless they completely redo all of their female heads, they will have to change the neck on the Yvonne body.

    Brian Leitner has come up with an upper torso that has a notch cut into the neck, which can then accommodate all of their female heads.

    I still want to see what the new bodies by Mego will be like when they’re unveiled, though.
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    I'm happy to see this, and I'm wondering if they will be available in different colors down the road?
    maybe will see these type S bodies in black space boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediJaida View Post
    For the female body, unless they completely redo all of their female heads, they will have to change the neck on the Yvonne body.

    Brian Leitner has come up with an upper torso that has a notch cut into the neck, which can then accommodate all of their female heads.

    I still want to see what the new bodies by Mego will be like when they’re unveiled, though.
    There's no way they will redo anything its not in their nature, but maybe they will just change course on newly designed figures. I don't really care, on the few females I have bought from them I have switched over to Mattel bodies and would prefer that they change to the Yvonne body so it would save me a step.
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    Just looking at these on the website, in case it hasn't been mentioned:

    * The bodies do not come with extra hands anymore. They are separate at $2 each. I believe the normal price of a Type S body was $10, so price wise, you lose two sets of hands now. Not a big deal for me because I have a bunch of extra hands that I never used just taking up space.

    * CTVT has the Type S Upgrade Kit for $5. I might have one or two, but I never used them because I didn't know how well they would work with the FTC suits.

    Can someone explain the neck plug that comes with the Yvonne head? How would that be used? I never owned a Yvonne; I may get one just to play around with it and see what I can make out of it.

    And here is hoping that the bodies all come molded in the same color. I have different runs of the Type S and the colors are all over the place, even from limb to body. I wish they could fix the right hip too, but if they just bought the molds, it's better to hope Mego's bandless bodies fix an design issues that the Type S has.

    And the Yvonne would be a GREAT base for a Powergirl figure! Make it happen, FTC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRDouble View Post
    Just looking at these on the website, in case it hasn't been mentioned:

    * The bodies do not come with extra hands anymore. They are separate at $2 each. I believe the normal price of a Type S body was $10, so price wise, you lose two sets of hands now. Not a big deal for me because I have a bunch of extra hands that I never used just taking up space.

    * CTVT has the Type S Upgrade Kit for $5. I might have one or two, but I never used them because I didn't know how well they would work with the FTC suits.

    Can someone explain the neck plug that comes with the Yvonne head? How would that be used? I never owned a Yvonne; I may get one just to play around with it and see what I can make out of it.

    And here is hoping that the bodies all come molded in the same color. I have different runs of the Type S and the colors are all over the place, even from limb to body. I wish they could fix the right hip too, but if they just bought the molds, it's better to hope Mego's bandless bodies fix an design issues that the Type S has.

    And the Yvonne would be a GREAT base for a Powergirl figure! Make it happen, FTC!
    the description says it comes with extra handsets. so maybe? if not its 8 bucks and you can get a pair of hands for two and get back to the 10 price. The parting out of Yvonne is a shame tho, since allegedly the only head that works is the Yvonne head
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRDouble View Post
    Just looking at these on the website, in case it hasn't been mentioned:

    * The bodies do not come with extra hands anymore. They are separate at $2 each. I believe the normal price of a Type S body was $10, so price wise, you lose two sets of hands now. Not a big deal for me because I have a bunch of extra hands that I never used just taking up space.

    * CTVT has the Type S Upgrade Kit for $5. I might have one or two, but I never used them because I didn't know how well they would work with the FTC suits.

    Can someone explain the neck plug that comes with the Yvonne head? How would that be used? I never owned a Yvonne; I may get one just to play around with it and see what I can make out of it.

    And here is hoping that the bodies all come molded in the same color. I have different runs of the Type S and the colors are all over the place, even from limb to body. I wish they could fix the right hip too, but if they just bought the molds, it's better to hope Mego's bandless bodies fix an design issues that the Type S has.

    And the Yvonne would be a GREAT base for a Powergirl figure! Make it happen, FTC!
    The issue with the Yvonne is that it uses a ball joint. No "Mego" style female head is really compatible for it unless you have a solid head that has a (drilled) hole under it to attach, similar to like MOTU Classics figure heads. Or a big enough hole that you can use Blutak that many customizers will use. I used the Yvonne for my DD females figures and it works perfect,but because he uses Solid heads with holes underneath for the fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teemu View Post
    The issue with the Yvonne is that it uses a ball joint. No "Mego" style female head is really compatible for it unless you have a solid head that has a (drilled) hole under it to attach, similar to like MOTU Classics figure heads. Or a big enough hole that you can use Blutak that many customizers will use. I used the Yvonne for my DD females figures and it works perfect,but because he uses Solid heads with holes underneath for the fit.
    This is where things get muddled. You've said Dave sold the tooling to FTC, but they can't use Yvonne unless they revamp everything else. Not just the heads, but IIRC the boots and whatnot won't fit correctly either. As history shows, Figures ain't big on making changes. If they wanted to make a body swap, they could've upscaled the wrestling bucks years ago. But I'm hopeful Dave and whoever was able to convince them being overpriced AHI is not the direction to continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    the description says it comes with extra handsets. so maybe? if not its 8 bucks and you can get a pair of hands for two and get back to the 10 price. The parting out of Yvonne is a shame tho, since allegedly the only head that works is the Yvonne head
    I missed that in the Type S description. Which makes sense that Yvonne comes with the extra hands, also sold separately.

    I hope FTC has some plan in place to take advantage of the Yvonne body.

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