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The Future of  Male FiguresThe Future of Male Figures

Hello MFC,I've only actively been on here for a few months and have noticed the frustrating lack of male scale figures. I was very disappointed with Summer WonFest 2019 because there was so little male figures that grabbed my attention. I was really hoping for an announcement for an Archer, Cú, Arjuna or Karna scale but instead it was another Gil- I do love Gil, but his highness needs to share the spotlight.

In the future, I hope we can get more attractive and creative male figures.


What are your hopes for the future of handsome male figures?
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13pt
This is so interesting because as someone who's been collecting for 10 years... There are far, far more male scale figures now than when I started ;u;

Aside from shonen series like One Piece and Naruto, there were hardly ANY male scales when I got started--and there certainly weren't any made with female buyers in mind. Frankly, figure companies just didn't think women were a demographic worth marketing to. In the last few years we've seen a tectonic shift in the figure market (thanks in large part to the popularity of series like Touken Ranbu). Male characters have a MUCH higher chance of getting figures now than they did before.

We are of course nowhere near parity, and I'm not saying I'm not frustrated with the slow pace as well. It's frustrating to watch your favorite series get like 6 new female scale figures and maybe one or two for the men. It's extra frustrating when the female figures all have lively, unique poses, while the male figures just seem to stand around all the time. Trust me. I get the frustration.

But... It wasn't that long ago that male characters would get absolutely nothing, you know? I'm so used to getting little more than table scraps, I guess I'm pretty appreciative of what we have now, haha...

Edit: to answer your question instead of just waxing poetic about how far we've come... I'm personally hoping to see more male figures from Pokemon and Granblue Fantasy. The former is slightly more likely than the latter, but considering my favorite Granblue character's popularity (he consistently wins popularity polls by a landslide) maybe the powers that be will be merciful... I'd also like to have nice scales of my favorite Pokemon boys instead of having to settle for prize figures ;u;
17 days ago
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1pt
SebastianLover (15 days ago) #65150196Basically my sentiment. When Megahouse stopped the SOC line that was heartbreaking. That was one of the few male fanservice figure lines. It's kind of why I'm getting into GKs. Still, I am thankful that so many bois get figures. Like magusfigures, I started my collecting in the dark days when One Piece or Naruto was really the only source of male figures. Even shonen protagonists didn't get figures often. It was mainly just cute girls.
What I really, really want is more interesting male figures. As much as I LOVE the Touken and Fate figures, their poses are honestly boring. I would just like a little more flair so my bois are just as lively as my Mikus. Basically I want more of this: ITEM #166923


Honestly the GOC line was so freaking nice and they looked amazing. They even made one of zoro where he was cleaning his sword and it was so hot. It’s such a shame
15 days ago
1pt
Onexpiece_hearts (15 days ago) #65149504
I would also love to see more fan service male figures from the fate series and one piece


Basically my sentiment. When Megahouse stopped the SOC line that was heartbreaking. That was one of the few male fanservice figure lines. It's kind of why I'm getting into GKs. Still, I am thankful that so many bois get figures. Like magusfigures, I started my collecting in the dark days when One Piece or Naruto was really the only source of male figures. Even shonen protagonists didn't get figures often. It was mainly just cute girls.

What I really, really want is more interesting male figures. As much as I LOVE the Touken and Fate figures, their poses are honestly boring. I would just like a little more flair so my bois are just as lively as my Mikus. Basically I want more of this: ITEM #166923
15 days ago
2pt
I would honestly love to see more figures from shoujo series such as fruits basket, Kaichou wa maid sama and Ouran highschool host club. I feel like those would sell a ton since many of us grew up watching those shows.

I would also love to see more fan service male figures from the fate series and one piece
15 days ago
2pt
I really really want a scale figure of Aincrad Kirito to go with Aincrad Asuna, or Sora from No Game No Life to go with Shiro...
16 days ago
4pt
I was pretty disappointed by thiy years WF in regards of male figures.
There were only very few announcements, mostly consisting of Fate and some Shonen series.
Only thing beside those were 10count pair figure und Tsukiuta bunnys, but they were already announced before WF and we did not even get to see colour or the NSFW parts on the pair.

With figures like Aoba, 10count boys in the make, or even Toys Works Yuri, I really thought we will see some nice stuff announced.
But nope.
I feel like we are going backwards again u_u

BTW personally I am not interested in the whole "bunny boys" thing. More a cat boy person I guess.
I just wish to see male characters getting released in a look that represents how they look in their series and not just "hey, make it bunny, they want that" =_=
17 days ago
5pt
I hope Altair can ditch their stupid Limited+Exclusive bullshit, seriously these scales are already expensive as it is and this Exclusive crap means no PO discount but a markup on top of it instead.

Also it took way too fucking long for Gilgamesh to finally get a proper scale. Hell, for a very long time there were only like 3 Fate male servant scales.
17 days ago
1pt
This. I hope I eventually get to possess all my Shinsengumi boys as scales. *coughKotocough*

https://stmed.net/sites/default/files/hakuouki-shinsengumi-kitan-wallpapers-25877-5702810.jpg
17 days ago
3pt
Well, we started getting bunny boys. So, there are some hopes for this world to go in a right direction
17 days ago
1pt
Karumi Bishie Enthusiast
littlebirdzoom (17 days ago) #65041441There is no cast off version of them or else it would have been shown. I also ordered both of them and just got one in the mail and absolutely hated it lol
You are mistaken. I am talking about this figure. ITEM #845703

Sundae (17 days ago) #65042725(PS: I think Karumi was referring to this 10 Count set, which is supposed to come with some nsfw parts ^^ ITEM #845703)
You were correct.
17 days ago
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