Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Oh, Soom!

Forever feeling anxious over Soom's new releases. Especially when they re-release old favorites as special orders! I fear Soom spells D-O-O-M for me T_T;

Check the new sexy vampire Breccia!

Thank goodness I'm generally not into vampire teeth so I'm safe! She is really really lovely though! I'll be waiting for a regular Breccia re-release since I love her nose and lips especially!


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  1. I was really, really worried after the teaser photo, but luckily now that I've seen the rest of the photos I can say that I'm safe! Somehow I get the feeling like the sculpt looks more like a male than a female and there's something that's bothering me in the face... It feels like the features aren't in balance somehow, idk ^^; I do love the original Breccia though.

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    1. Hahaha, yes! We're both safe! x3 Yeahh, I think it might be the face-up as well - it's not as feminine. For me it's mostly the teeth bothering me and I prefer Breccia with open eyes after all too ^^;

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  2. Breccia is one of those Soom ladies that I will probably love forever, haha. xD I always think of her as Chrom's little sister, there's something similar about them so they would work as siblings (when I still had my MD Chrom, I really wanted to get MD Breccia as his sister but couldn't afford her when she was released *sob*)... I was hoping they'd photograph her with Chrom since she's "Soul Stealer" and the recent Chrom re-release was "Soul Tracker"... but they paired her with Heliot. I didn't read the story so I don't know if it makes sense or not, but... Oh well. :'D

    I really like her, and I would probably cry my eyes out if it was possible to buy her with the old Soom body - especially the one with the bigger bust. I don't care for the new body at all, so I'm safe even from their re-releases as long as they only offer that new body. But I'm a little sad, because I would've loved a Chrom with romantic eyes and now this Breccia... ! ;__; Finding a split for the head is pretty much impossible since Soom dolls are so damn popular... and I refuse to pay the super high second hand market prices. So I'll just sit here crying after her, lol. x'D

    It's interesting that I like her so much, even with the fangs, because I didn't like the fanged release of Heliot: the mouth looked too open to me and kind of strange. I guess because Breccia's lips are so full, it balances out the opening of her mouth more... although, it could have been done better. I kinda feel like the only time that Soom was able to make genuinely beautiful vampire teeth, was when they released Gluino. These others are a bit... kind of there, but not quite. :'D But vampire fangs are something that a lot of doll makers struggle with... or then I'm just too picky, haha!

    If they later make another Breccia with romantic eyes and no fangs, and offer the old type body... then I would have to get her for sure. ♥ But I doubt they'll ever bring the old bodies back, so it's a hopeless dream. ;__;

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    1. I quite like that idea of them being siblings! I also have always liked Breccia's face, but I barely saw any photos of her with a different face-up or styling to my liking. It seems there aren't too many Breccias around. In fact I used to own one with the default face-up but the face-up turned me off so much that I sold her xD;;;

      Which Chrom do you prefer? The old or the newer sculpted nose? I just feel they are almost completely different sculpts now!

      I agree with you on the teeth, the only time they didn't look forced is when they made sculpts especially suited to them. For most of these special orders it just kinda looks like they slapped on some teeth. xD;; I also love Gluino, and I own a Migma with both heads, though I also feel the migma vampy head is a bit silly some times XDDD;; I think it's probably hard to sculpt subtle/beautiful vampire teeth.

      Ah, the old bodies are also really really beautiful, I love them! However the new body surprised me with its beautiful lines, the torso is especially well sculpted! Initially I thought I might not like it from Soom's photos but in real life they're so lovely. The only thing I don't like are the huge ball joints in the wrists which can really mess up a whole photo because they just stand out too much. Time to make some jewelry to cover them up? xO

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    2. Yeah, it doesn't seem like there are that many Breccias. I've seen a couple that I liked, but I also don't like Soom's face up for her... well, I don't like Soom face ups in general, really, sometimes they choose such awful face ups that don't flatter the sculpts at all. Like Snow White looked really dull in Soom's photos, but when I saw her with your face up, she was so adorable! xD ♥

      I prefer the original Chrom, because I love his nose so much~ ♥ The renewal version isn't my cup of tea at all, the fuller lips and straight nose made him such a generic Soom doll, when he's one of the few sculpts that have very distinctive (and more masculine) features. Thankfully they eventually offered the original Chrom nose and lips with the romantic eyes as well. I would've loved a romantic eyed Chrom, but finding a split for the head always is a pain and I also wanted him in Brown Tan... it would be impossible to find him a body I bet. :'D So I passed on him for now... but maybe someday. :3 I sold the fantasy Chrom, but I wouldn't mind having a human Chrom with bedroom eyes as a hot Korean guy, lol! xD ♥

      I just don't like how the new body is much smaller, the torso especially is tiny in comparison to the old body. The neck looks really thick and short with the older bigger heads... now they're making the heads smaller, but Snow White was a bit too small for me already. Not to mention the new bodies are jointed at the chest, which I don't like. I prefer the old female body for the waist joint and lovely hourglass shape. ♥ And the old male body is more pleasing to me as well, the new one looks like a body builder. @.@;; I prefer my guys slim and less muscular, haha!

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    3. Haha yeah, I agree. In the past I actually liked their face-ups - back in the days of the Onyx / Sard / Beryl / Heliot releases. These days I find the photography has also changed and the face-up style seems to be a bit dull. Which makes me sad, because I think Soom's sculpts are usually very good and deserve to be shown in such a way! Thanks so much for that///! I'm not sure I can do every sculpt justice but if a simple face-up can work that's fine for me! :D

      I had been hesitating between old and new Chrom and decided I still prefer the old nose too ^^ haha! I also liked the romantic eye idea but I missed out on that order TT; a bit sad! I'm always having so many Soom regrets...

      I didn't have a chance to compare the 2 bodies properly, I didn't realize it was that much smaller. I thought the measurements were pretty similar xD; but I guess the new body fits SD16 stuff better? I also feel Snow White's head is even too small on the Soom body.. I kinda wish Soom would release a 60cm body, I think that'd fit her much much better o_o; The neck is too thick and long for her tiny face! I haven't had a chance to check out the new male body in person but I have one boy incoming (from a trade... secretly x3 so I hope I'll have a chance soon!)

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  3. I love this release!! I'm not into female super gem girls since they are too big, but she would look super amazing as a boy! Though I still prefer Heliot dream ripper and the male amber, but I've always loved Breccia sculpt, if they do something like this with the sweet witch I might suffer and die a bit inside XD

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    1. Yeah they are quite big, aren't they? T_T; -stares at her closet full of huge girls and boys-
      I'm interested to see her as a boy too, but I might prefer her as a girl in the end! :D Sweet Witch seems to have a smaller face, so that might be a bit odd as a boy though. On the other hand, I really love Heliot as a girl xD!!!

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  4. I'm glad I already have Breccia, so these new releases are not so tempting (well that free choice events with brown Breccia were very very tempting but but!). I agree with that her face up makes her look more like young boy than lady. Maybe because of lack of colors?
    I don't mind about old Breccias default face up, but that would not suit my character at all. I'm glad I found my Breccia with perfect face up, it really makes my character alive.
    Breccia is indeed hard to find, maybe 'cause she is one from Soom that so many people likes? I bought my Breccia second hand, piece by piece and oh boy, that was a long journey. Head, big breast body, fox legs, fox hands and her fullset outfit, all from different sellers (only outfit and hands are from local hobbyists) xD. I'm still glad I've got them, 'cause she is one of my grails. I almost have all of her full set except wig, eyes and ears but I don't mind about wig and eyes, but maybe some day I'll try to hunt her fox ears too.

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    1. You're too lucky! I must say white skin Breccia is my fav. Tan is a very interesting idea though! I also think the photos lack colors, if there were more pink tones I think she'd look more feminine!
      It sounds so cool the way you gathered all her parts, I quite like this kind of "quest" where you slowly collect all the pieces of a puzzle in order to craft something wonderful! Doesn't this make having her even more fun?

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    2. It really makes me feel that I "earned" her when I had to see some effort to get her complete xD. And yes, she has a special place in my heart.

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    3. I think that will allow you to bond with her a lot more! I have a very old girl who was covered in holes and scratches when I got her - and I managed to restore her mostly and after that I simply adored her~ it really makes a big difference!

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