Thursday, September 3, 2015

Soom Beryl re-release

At first I was worried ~ then I was relieved! She is only available in gray skin!
I still secretly want a white skin Beryl ~ and I have to say the face-up on this lady is really lovely!
Image from Soom
On the other hand, they made her available only in gray skin and if you want the human legs you have to purchase the entire additional human body. Gray is rather hard to match with batch differences so any one who wants a human gray Beryl basically has no choice but to buy that. Seems kind of like a money-grubbing move there, Soom. Why not just offer additional human legs or a body option?

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  1. It seems like they have many people asking them to offer an option for buying the human doll only, but we'll see if they'll do that ^^; Soom seems to have gotten quite greedy, those prices are quite crazy...

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    1. Let's wait and see ^^; at least I'm safe with only 1 skintone option!
      Yeah I agree, what happened to them? T_T;

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  2. I'm crying a little over that one because I've loved the Beryl body ever since she was first released (but missed it and bought a Sard the next month), but she's hella expensive for not including the human parts -even if she is grey skin. But with the currency rates she'd come out several hundred €s more expensive than she originally was. Yeah, nope nope nope!
    I really like the romantic version too, though, but nope. I am not paying that much for Soom's current service. Also, I would like her more in white too, or the other grey skin -not this smoky version. Aaand I really do not need more large ladies for real. But I am loving the fact that she's on the old body and they didn't go and re-make the hooves for the new body or anything. The neck really is too short to me for all the old heads and the old body has broader shoulders which is lovely to me.

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    1. Yeahh, she's rather nice! But I agree, with all the stories I've been reading about Soom lately I would hold off from ordering for a while at least ^^;;

      Hahah~ Resist the temptationnn :D she's too pricey. But I agree, I love both the new and old body but the old body has a very unique charm to me :3 she is really nice... T_T;

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    2. Yeah, well, Soom went and did exactly what I said I was glad they didn't do: They dropped the price, changed the body for the new one (no options for the old one anymore) and the hooves will be made for the new body as well but I guess they haven't even made them and customers will have to buy them blind. I mean what the heck are they playing at? What about the people that already ordered and the ones that wanted the old body? What the hell??

      I don't really have anything against the new body by itself or for the heads that are made for it -it's not for me, but I understand people like the aesthetic. I just really don't like the old, bigger heads on it because the shoulders aren't as broad and the neck is shorter so the old heads make the neck look stunted and head too big because they're made for the super long old neck. =__=

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    3. Oh wow! That's amazing, they at least are offering the fantasy parts as option parts now.
      But I am also confused as to why they stopped offering the old type body suddenly? I understand it's harder to produce 2 kinds of bodies but it would've been super nice if they actually always offered us a choice between the 2 bodies, right?
      The whole rumored staff change is confusing as hell to me xD;;;

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    4. Besides as things were yesterday, they were already offering both bodies: you had the option of buying the new body as an extra for the other head. But now they removed the old body altogether and you can't even get an extra body for the other head anymore. Lol? I have no idea what they're doing anymore.

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  3. I love Beryl so much! I also think that this release is way too expensive for what it comes with it by default. And if they are offering both new and olv body as extra they might as well could have offered her with human legs in the default. The romantic head is to die for, but I love/hate romantic head: they look gorgeous but it must be such a pain to get the eyes to look okay. I have trouble with my Onyx and She isn't even the romantic head XD that left me with a trauma for life

    Gray skin (and lilac) is my favorite color for fantasy themed dolls, but since I don't like tall girls in my collection and it's a huge amount of money for almost no options I'll pass too (and the currency exchange is crazy these days too)

    The face up is pretty though, I specially love the eyebrows, which look much better compared to older releases

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    1. Me too, and I agree! Yeah, Romantic heads are so nice but it's hard to get their eyes to show up properly in photos, isn't it? Onyx has very small eyes as well, haha! I've had that problem with most of my Soomies, they tend to wear 12 to 14mm eyes T_T;

      I agree on the exchange rate. I'm actually feeling lucky since I get paid in Chinese RMB these days... lol.
      I love this soft style face-up on Beryl, it's not something you see very often, so I was pleasantly surprised! :D

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  4. Ah ... Soom Beryl. She was around in the early days when I first joined the hobby. I love that she has such a grumpy expression. I've seen some gorgeous Beryl sculpts around. And I do love that grey skin colour on her.

    Are Soom rereleasing a bunch of their old sculpts now? I don't really keep up to date with what they are doing.

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    1. Haha yeah, I actually really got into Soom right after her release - the Onyx release tempted me right in. I still adore my onyxes too~ they're so gorgeous.
      They've been doing special orders on their older sculpts - but usually with some kind of variation like vampire teeth or romantic eyes and/or different skintone options and all that :3 It's rather nice I think.

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