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And we're off an running with a January (more or less) preview:

 Red Harvest wrote:
Apparently this is the list according to the new and (improved?) foros oficiales:

Bit & Kiss
Garuda Tactbots (BS)
Irmandinhos (CR)
Knight Hospitallers Box
Kuang Shi Box
Spektrs (Repack?)
Al Hawwa ' Unit (Repack)

Given the the Al Hawwa'' hacker is already in the QK sectorial starter box, I wonder what is going on.


Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
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Do we have shots or renders of Bit and Kiss?


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GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


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omg what's with all this fanservice in Infinity? All the females are so sexualized. omg
   
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Beyond the Beltway

Just the concept art.


 
   
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Brisbane, Australia

 Absolutionis wrote:
omg what's with all this fanservice in Infinity? All the females are so sexualized. omg


It's almost as if they've seen anime.

So many games, so little time.

So many models, even less time.

Screw it, Netflix and chill. 
   
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Beyond the Beltway

Uhm. Okay. Combatheelsboobarmorbaremidrifflongponytaildatassnunsbunsguns

There. All out. Now, no more 'til next year. Bokay?

The old forum goes read-only in a few hours, so if you want to post anything there, or sign in and do something, now would be the time.

 
   
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Melbourne, Australia

No. If CB makes ridiculous models they need calling out.

The galaxy is littered with the single-planet graveyards of civilisations which made the economically sensible decision not to explore space. 
   
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Calgary, Great White North

You gotta admit... it’s funny seeing a comment about fanservice, immediately followed by concept art of a guy’s naked ass.

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 .Mikes. wrote:
No. If CB makes ridiculous models they need calling out.


Not really. Just because you/me/anybody thinks something is ridiculous doesn't mean it actually is. And no one really wants to look at comment after comment of people whining because the newest model doesn't exactly fit into what they think is acceptable.

I mean, there certainly should be room for thoughtful and engaging commentary, but this community has never had a reputation for that.
   
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Kuang Shi...OMG...finally, it was about time, since they went heavily into releasing stuff for ISS, yet didn't release Kuang Shi which were olddd and meh looking. Really looking forward towards them. ANd you know, gotta get 2 boxes of them for extra chees and order pool for catbot.

Although as much as I would like to be excited for Ironmanhidos, I already have perfect proxy for them, Dogface, chainrifle ccw is only profile I use Ironmanhidos as, so these work just fine ...still, if sculpts end up really good, I might pick em up.
   
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Greece

Beyond the actual practical benefits of having a sexualised (not sexual) form on male and female figures, it makes them stand out from each other (seriously we have this discussion almost twice per year in the discussion sub forum), there is also another thing to consider.

Infinity has established its art style and its form is expected, as a product and IP it has matured and some things are expected, including the style and sculpting quality.

Departing from that is not a logical or viable option.

On the released I am really curious to see how the new Kuang Shi will look.
   
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What exactly are we talking about in here?

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First sniper shot of 2018. Looks like Irmandinhos.


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 Red Harvest wrote:
Apparently this is the list according to the new and (improved?) foros oficiales:

Bit & Kiss
Garuda Tactbots (BS)
Irmandinhos (CR)
Knight Hospitallers Box
Kuang Shi Box
Spektrs (Repack?)
Al Hawwa ' Unit (Repack)

Given the the Al Hawwa'' hacker is already in the QK sectorial starter box, I wonder what is going on.

I said awhile ago that I expect to see a new QK Starter, and the Al-Hawwa getting a repack makes sense.

I'm hoping that the Spektr isn't a repack but rather resculpt of the MSR and Hacker.

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Beyond the Beltway

That's some unusual tool placement. I wonder if the sculptor has ever worn a tool belt. Don't bend forward too fast or too far irmandiño.

I see 5 new releases already, so spektr is definitely a repack. Al hawwa can onlyv be hacker and sniper. Maybe the QK starter will have the BS al hawwa (FO version). It should have the AP rifle janissary.

CB are at least paying attention to the Vedics now.

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 Red Harvest wrote:
That's some unusual tool placement. I wonder if the sculptor has ever worn a tool belt. Don't bend forward too fast or too far irmandiño.

It's not a tool belt, it's stuff attached to a tactical/dive vest.

I see 5 new releases already, so spektr is definitely a repack. Al hawwa can onlyv be hacker and sniper. Maybe the QK starter will have the BS al hawwa (FO version). It should have the AP rifle janissary.

I looked the product listing info up. Yes, it's a repack.

It's the MSR(one of the worst Sniper models to date, and that includes the poledancing Al-Hawwa Sniper) with the BSG. Oddly enough though the product info is:
This is a repackaging of individual products into a single product. It is a blister with two miniatures that includes one Spektr with Boarding Shotgun and one Spektr with MULTI Sniper Rifle Hacker.

If you can't spot why that is odd, it's because there is no MULTI Sniper Rifle Hacker.

Also the Hacker is currently "Limited by Manufacturer; Sold Out" from where I can find it. My predictions for the Tunguska starter inch ever closer...

This is a repackaging of individual products into a single product. It is a blister with two miniatures that includes one Al Hawwa with Sniper Rifle and one Al Hawwa Hacker.

Normal.

A former member of the ALIVE Anti-Establishment Group, one of the protagonists of the last ITS season. There are no reports that clarify whether she was sepsitorized or convinced by the EI, but now Bit and her Remote KISS! fight in favor of the Combined Army.

Spoiler: She was sepsitorized. CB might try to play it off as that not being the case, but it's because they love to weasel around with that crap for later "reveals".

Also; can now confirm the release list is what's coming. MSRP on the Irmandinho is $11.17 so expect one model in the blister, not two. He's the same price as the WarCor last month was.
MSRP for the others is:
Bit & Kiss, Spektrs and Al-Hawwa are $18.49
Kuang Shi are $30.47
Knights are $41.37
Garuda is $14.12.

Also: Huh. Weird. The Moran were slated for a repack but that didn't happen.

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Too bad spektr sniper isn't going to get resculpted. The current one is butt ugly.

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Greece

I was discussing about that sniper yesterday, its one of the oddest tactical sniper poses out there and makes no sense without a wall on the back, a police position too, not military.

I really liked the obscure reference, but as many have said it looks way odd.
   
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Isn't it a bit weird repacking a new and an old mini? The boarding shotgun is great but that sniper...

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 Modock wrote:
Isn't it a bit weird repacking a new and an old mini? The boarding shotgun is great but that sniper...

Nah. They're lazy when it comes to new sculpts when the old stuff hasn't sold well. And that model hasn't sold well for quite some time.

The Hacker on the other hand is now being discontinued and that points towards a Spektr Hacker for a Tunguska starter set.
   
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Cool, thanks for the update.
   
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Greece

I am sorry Kan, I think you are wrong on this one, all models bundled as two so far are models of the same era, I cannot think or find any bundled models that were once alone and got repacked as two to be of different eras, if the Spektr pack is not MRL and Hacker it will be the first one to deviate from this idea.
   
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 PsychoticStorm wrote:
I am sorry Kan, I think you are wrong on this one, all models bundled as two so far are models of the same era, I cannot think or find any bundled models that were once alone and got repacked as two to be of different eras, if the Spektr pack is not MRL and Hacker it will be the first one to deviate from this idea.

Then you're not looking hard enough. The Naga repack had two different "eras"(the Minelayer Naga was a CAD sculpt and the Sniper isn't), the Zeros repack has two different "eras"(the Hacker came with Human Sphere/Paradiso; the Combi Rifle with knife behind his back Zero has been around since at least early N2), then you have PanO with the ORC repack(HMG and BSGs were two different 'eras' of sculpting) and the Croc Man repack...
Not to mention that the BSG and Hacker Croc-Man models are actually what was supposed to be replaced by the design that we got for the MSR Croc-Man, with the wetsuit setup.

I've got the product info. I copy/pasted it where relevant. It says the MSR and Boarding shotgun model.
   
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Greece

Agreed but, the Zeros in the bundle are the only two zeros in the catalogue when they were bundled, the emauler one was discontinued from the range long before the bundle happened so the old Zero (who is form the beginning of Infinity) was the only one to be bundled, Orc HMG and BS are exactly of the same era I think they ahd 3 months gap in their release and the Crocs fall in the same category as the Zeros, interestingly Crocs have a big gap in their releases now that I am thinking about it.

I am not disputing you that you copy pasted what you saw, though it could be an error on what they send given they wrote MSR hacker, I just say they are not "lazy" bundling a new sculpt with an old one.
   
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 Kanluwen wrote:


one of the worst Sniper models to date, and that includes the poledancing Al-Hawwa Sniper


How can this model possibly be construed as a poledancer? She's literally just standing next to her rifle. She's one of the least sexualized models in the entire range.
   
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They are bundling 2 blisters as single product to reduce SKU, at the same time, they release Ironmanhido which are current 2 minis blister as single mini...totally makes sense.
   
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 smurfORnot wrote:
They are bundling 2 blisters as single product to reduce SKU, at the same time, they release Ironmanhido which are current 2 minis blister as single mini...totally makes sense.


I don't want to ruin your fun, but it does make sense. Bundling older models in blisters does reduce SKUs, regardless of what they choose to release next. And most likely we won't see a 2nd Irmandihno blister (I suspect a 2nd model will show up in a starter at some point).
   
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 jake wrote:
 smurfORnot wrote:
They are bundling 2 blisters as single product to reduce SKU, at the same time, they release Ironmanhido which are current 2 minis blister as single mini...totally makes sense.


I don't want to ruin your fun, but it does make sense. Bundling older models in blisters does reduce SKUs, regardless of what they choose to release next.

The issue with this is that it doesn't do jack to promote the game in a meaningful way. It just shows that they'd rather keep rebadging old crap as "new! exciting!".
If the Boarding Shotgun Spektr came with a brand new Hacker or MSR sculpt? I wouldn't be saying anything.
But he didn't. It's two entirely different design schemes put into one blister because reasons. Notice that it's not actually the two oldest models from the Spektr group being put into one blister; it's one old and one new. The Boarding Shotgun Spektr's been a fairly consistent seller as well, since his arms key pretty well to the arms on the starter set Spektr, letting you do some easy arm swaps if you want.

And most likely we won't see a 2nd Irmandihno blister (I suspect a 2nd model will show up in a starter at some point).

More likely than not, we're going to see a second Irmandhino blister with a "proxy" model since there's 3 profiles.

The TAK starter is going to be too crowded for them to throw in the Irmandhino. Scout with Ojotnik, Veteran Kazaks, the Tankhunter, etc are all too highly desired for that slot for them to waste it on a unit that only vanilla or TAK players are going to be buying into since no other Sectorial can take them.

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 jake wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:


one of the worst Sniper models to date, and that includes the poledancing Al-Hawwa Sniper


How can this model possibly be construed as a poledancer? She's literally just standing next to her rifle. She's one of the least sexualized models in the entire range.


Because if it's not 'both feet planets to the ground, aiming down the gun sight pointed straight forward' Kanluwen thinks it's terrible and/or cheesecake.

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 -Loki- wrote:
 jake wrote:
 Kanluwen wrote:


one of the worst Sniper models to date, and that includes the poledancing Al-Hawwa Sniper


How can this model possibly be construed as a poledancer? She's literally just standing next to her rifle. She's one of the least sexualized models in the entire range.


Because if it's not 'both feet planets to the ground, aiming down the gun sight pointed straight forward' Kanluwen thinks it's terrible and/or cheesecake.

Spoiler:

It's more because that particular model's pose has what CB considers their 'special lady' pose. Hips slightly to one side in an attempt with one hand on hip to make the model look sassy.
You can find that pose(or a variation where the hand isn't on the hip) across all the various ranges for Infinity.
   
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Greece

Yes, it is a resting pose? the problem is?
   
 
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