Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Techrat! Integrity Dolls Jem W Club Exclusive

Reception has been pretty mixed on this one.  I am pleased with him and ordered without hesitation.  The biggest complaint heard is that his head seems to be too bald.  I agree that it does not seem that severe when you look at the cartoon and I would not be unhappy if the production doll gets tweaked (All photos are of a prototype doll).  People also want his other gray outfit more.  I like the red one better myself.  The extra head is a strange but nifty bonus.  There is an contingent of Jem collectors that feel this extra head makes this doll "not theirs" (which is bizarre).  Yes, this head is clearly added to tempt non-jem collectors to buy what would otherwise be a very oddball doll for them.  I don't see why people would fault a company for trying to make money.  If dolls don't sell, then we are unlikely to get more dolls. People also seem annoyed that we have not gotten Eric.  I really think Eric is going to be in the next big wave and will have some decent crossover appeal for the Homme collectors.  I would also not be surprised to see that sculpt used for the recent CI Callum becomes Eric.  I hope they offer some homme bodies to buy for the extra head at some point.

***UPDATE***Integrity has just informed us that Techrat will indeed have his part further off center!  And his shoes are high tops as well!  It is great that they listen to fans.


Item # 14063
Techrat™
Dressed Fashion Figure
The JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS™ Collection
Adult Collectible
Official 2014 W Club Exclusive
Limited Edition Size:  TBA  
Special W Club Suggested Retail Price: $130.00 
Estimated Shipping Date: Approximately Spring 2015
Doll Tech Specs: 
Scale: 12.5-inch / 1:6  Scale
Head Sculpt: Declan X2 (partially rooted and fully rooted)
Body Sculpt: FR: Homme
Skin Tone: FR White 
Hair: Black
Quick Switch Feature: Yes
Eyelashes: No
Seen here in doll form for the very first time in the history of the brand, this mysterious character is definitely a fan favorite and the W Club couldn't be happier that the design team chose TECHRAT as this year's JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS exclusive figure!

TECHRAT is a fully articulated 12.5-inch luxurious vinyl fashion figure with fully rooted hair. He comes dressed in his totally edgy, layered 80's look, funky shoes and comes with his cutting edge, period accurate personal computer, perfect to hack Starlight Music's database and wreak havoc in Jerrica Benton's business plans! As a bonus item for our members, this doll also includes a second long-haired head that can easily be swapped using the Homme version of the QuickSwitch system! A doll stand is included. For adult collectors ages 15 and up. **CLEAR COMPUTER STAND IS NOT INCLUDED!
**IMPORTANT NOTE: Prototype shown, colors may differ depending on your computer monitor. Clear computer stand not included.
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