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2nd Sep '16 8:36:38 AM bwburke94
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8th Jan '15 5:46:27 PM MarkLungo
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5th Jun '14 5:46:48 PM Jacob175
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'''Toy Accuracy''' is the same, except the merchandise came first, and you're moving it from 3-D to 2-D...not as easy as it sounds. Depending on the art style the media is being made in, getting the characters accurate to their merchandise can get rather difficult. (Of course, being too ''good'' a representation of the toys can be problematic as well, leading to things like [[TransformersCybertron Evac]] having a giant red lever on his left arm for no real reason.)

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'''Toy Accuracy''' is the same, except the merchandise came first, and you're moving it from 3-D to 2-D...not as easy as it sounds. Depending on the art style the media is being made in, getting the characters accurate to their merchandise can get rather difficult. (Of course, being too ''good'' a representation of the toys can be problematic as well, leading to things like [[TransformersCybertron [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Evac]] having a giant red lever on his left arm for no real reason.)




To be fair, though, advancements in toy-designing technology has made this less of a problem than it was in, say...the '70s or '80s, when the most articulation a toy can expect was in the waist, shoulders, and neck, and HumongousMecha looked more like candy-colored hunks of brick than an actual robot. Nowadays, we have the ability to make ''{{Transformers}}'' that can shift from realistic model car to crazily-articulated behemoth mecha, action figures with full range of movement and insane muscle details... At least, [[ClarkesLawForGirlsToys we can do that for merchandise marketed]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ActionNonactionFigures_1096.jpg to boys]].

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\nTo be fair, though, advancements in toy-designing technology has made this less of a problem than it was in, say...the '70s or '80s, when the most articulation a toy can expect was in the waist, shoulders, and neck, and HumongousMecha looked more like candy-colored hunks of brick than an actual robot. Nowadays, we have the ability to make ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' that can shift from realistic model car to crazily-articulated behemoth mecha, action figures with full range of movement and insane muscle details... At least, [[ClarkesLawForGirlsToys we can do that for merchandise marketed]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ActionNonactionFigures_1096.jpg to boys]].



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30th Jan '14 11:22:24 AM Medinoc
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To be fair, though, advancements in toy-designing technology has made this less of a problem than it was in, say...the '70s or '80s, when the most articulation a toy can expect was in the waist, shoulders, and neck, and HumongousMecha looked more like candy-colored hunks of brick than an actual robot. Nowadays, we have the ability to make ''{{Transformers}}'' that can shift from realistic model car to crazily-articulated behemoth mecha, action figures with full range of movement and insane muscle details... At least, [[ClarkesLawForGirlsToys we can do that for merchandise marketed to boys]].

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To be fair, though, advancements in toy-designing technology has made this less of a problem than it was in, say...the '70s or '80s, when the most articulation a toy can expect was in the waist, shoulders, and neck, and HumongousMecha looked more like candy-colored hunks of brick than an actual robot. Nowadays, we have the ability to make ''{{Transformers}}'' that can shift from realistic model car to crazily-articulated behemoth mecha, action figures with full range of movement and insane muscle details... At least, [[ClarkesLawForGirlsToys we can do that for merchandise marketed marketed]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ActionNonactionFigures_1096.jpg to boys]].
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