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Commenti [NSFW] Vintage Figure Review: Tenshiko by BEAT

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  • vgadict2 mese/i fa#77783281The Goat Daughters design has held up pretty well in certain regards compared to newer figures. For example, their poses, gear design and painting look good considering their age. I'll definitely be doing a review of them at some point in the future to discuss more about them.
    The MFC database shows that BEAT had releases all the way back in 2002, whereas Keumaya's first release was in 2005. Based on that, BEAT predates Keumaya, so it's not a case of rebranding. It is possible that they merged, and the the properties and employees of Keumaya transferred to BEAT.
    I noticed that as well - many of the offerings are from Q-six. Native has been extremely successful in becoming a distributor for several other 18+ manufacturers, so it's plausible that BEAT is attempting to do something similar. Being a distributor allows a company to get a slice of the pie, so to speak, without incurring all the risks and costs that the manufacturers bear. It's the reason why a company like Amazon can be so successful, but in this case BEAT or Native are doing it on a much smaller scale for a much more niche set of products.


    Cool! I'm looking forward to that review! :)

    Hrmm, I wouldn't take everything in the database as 'evidence'. The database started in 2011 and in my experience everything released pre-2011 has a higher chance of being incomplete on here. At one point I was pretty active with trying to get a lot of GK's from the 90's and early 2000's in the database and it was surprising how much new entries I was making considering the popularity of the series and characters. Anyhow, I've seen circles becoming actual manufacturers, or circles being merged with manufactures before, so I don't think it's an outlandish theory. 0:)

    Yeah they might have switched that way, but it doesn't seem like any of those brands are exclusive to them, so it seems a bit more like a regular wholesale/webshop. Maybe they will climb up in popularity over time. :)
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    Maakie2 mese/i fa#77771708For some reason, at least to me, the Goat Daughters don't look that old fashioned. Well okay, maybe their faces do a bit, but I didn't think that until you pointed it out in your reply. ;)
    The Goat Daughters design has held up pretty well in certain regards compared to newer figures. For example, their poses, gear design and painting look good considering their age. I'll definitely be doing a review of them at some point in the future to discuss more about them.

    Maakie2 mese/i fa#77771708Hrmm I find it hard to find info online, but could it be possible that Keumaya rebranded itself to BEAT and it's the same manufacturer? Especially because Keumaya is referred to as an circle, while BEAT is a manufacturer. That would let me think that it upgraded from being fanrun to becoming an actual commercial company.
    The MFC database shows that BEAT had releases all the way back in 2002, whereas Keumaya's first release was in 2005. Based on that, BEAT predates Keumaya, so it's not a case of rebranding. It is possible that they merged, and the the properties and employees of Keumaya transferred to BEAT.

    Maakie2 mese/i fa#77771708Something else I did find during my search was that BEAT their current website beat-hobby.com/, seems that BEAT became a wholesaler (but maybe also normal webshop?)beat-hobby.com/... for multiple 18+ manufacturers. Nothing seems to point anymore at them making their own figures.
    I noticed that as well - many of the offerings are from Q-six. Native has been extremely successful in becoming a distributor for several other 18+ manufacturers, so it's plausible that BEAT is attempting to do something similar. Being a distributor allows a company to get a slice of the pie, so to speak, without incurring all the risks and costs that the manufacturers bear. It's the reason why a company like Amazon can be so successful, but in this case BEAT or Native are doing it on a much smaller scale for a much more niche set of products.
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    vgadict2 mese/i fa#77754629It does seem like an older design. I mentioned the similarity to the "Goat Daughters" Gal Mako (browse.v4.php?t...) and Akumako Yagi (browse.v4.php?t...) toward the beginning of the review, but it's also worth noting the BEAT's versions from 2013 were essentially re-issues of the original Keumaya versions from 2009. It's plausible that when BEAT obtained the rights to produce the figures that it included other designs that Keumaya had never released such as Tenshiko. According to the MFC database, the last figure that Keumaya released prior to the BEAT re-releases was in 2011, which seems to support the idea that Keummaya stopped producing figures and then transferred their properties to BEAT. If that's true, then the design work for Tenshiko figure may have been started many years before it was released, and due various hold-ups that may have occurred while transferring the designs, any work on Tenshiko may have been temporarily put on hold until after the re-release of other Keumaya figures.
    I plan to eventually review my Keumaya figures, and if I track down any other details about the Keumaya relationship with BEAT, I'll include it.


    For some reason, at least to me, the Goat Daughters don't look that old fashioned. Well okay, maybe their faces do a bit, but I didn't think that until you pointed it out in your reply. ;)

    Hrmm I find it hard to find info online, but could it be possible that Keumaya rebranded itself to BEAT and it's the same manufacturer? Especially because Keumaya is referred to as an circle, while BEAT is a manufacturer. That would let me think that it upgraded from being fanrun to becoming an actual commercial company.

    Something else I did find during my search was that BEAT their current website beat-hobby.com/, seems that BEAT became a wholesaler (but maybe also normal webshop?)beat-hobby.com/... for multiple 18+ manufacturers. Nothing seems to point anymore at them making their own figures.
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    Maakie2 mese/i fa#77754117Very nice review! I actually never saw this figure before and her design reminded me right away of Sucker Punch. ;)
    Beat has been a bit of a weird manufacturer in my opinion and I'm not really sure what to think of this figure either. The figure feels very old school while she is only from 2014!

    It does seem like an older design. I mentioned the similarity to the "Goat Daughters" Gal Mako (browse.v4.php?t...) and Akumako Yagi (browse.v4.php?t...) toward the beginning of the review, but it's also worth noting the BEAT's versions from 2013 were essentially re-issues of the original Keumaya versions from 2009. It's plausible that when BEAT obtained the rights to produce the figures that it included other designs that Keumaya had never released such as Tenshiko. According to the MFC database, the last figure that Keumaya released prior to the BEAT re-releases was in 2011, which seems to support the idea that Keummaya stopped producing figures and then transferred their properties to BEAT. If that's true, then the design work for Tenshiko figure may have been started many years before it was released, and due various hold-ups that may have occurred while transferring the designs, any work on Tenshiko may have been temporarily put on hold until after the re-release of other Keumaya figures.

    I plan to eventually review my Keumaya figures, and if I track down any other details about the Keumaya relationship with BEAT, I'll include it.
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    Very nice review! I actually never saw this figure before and her design reminded me right away of Sucker Punch. ;)

    Beat has been a bit of a weird manufacturer in my opinion and I'm not really sure what to think of this figure either. The figure feels very old school while she is only from 2014!
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    galablue2 mese/i fa#77675026I am so happy that you've finally done your first review! Very informative and great pictures. I agree, I really dislike the fake transparent shirt, it just makes it look strange. I wish they would have gone with solid colored instead. My favorite pose she can make is definitely her sword shooting straight out, it is really striking.
    Can't wait for the next review!

    Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. That pose with the sword extended is very striking, and I'm glad they included the alternate arm to support that. I'll try to get another review out in the next week or so.
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    I am so happy that you've finally done your first review! Very informative and great pictures. I agree, I really dislike the fake transparent shirt, it just makes it look strange. I wish they would have gone with solid colored instead. My favorite pose she can make is definitely her sword shooting straight out, it is really striking.

    Can't wait for the next review!
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    Moeromoero2 mese/i fa#77668113Nice to see reviews on vintage figures.
    Diversifying NSFW contents on MFC might be a great idea to promote this hobby.
    Vintage NSFW is such an interesting topic.
    Thanks for showing us an adorable battle angel.

    Thanks! I suspect there are newer collectors that may be unaware of the charms of various older figures, and adding reviews may help enlighten them.

    salvo_one2 mese/i fa#77671079You got all of the things I like to see in a review in there, great job and I hope to see more of them. I really enjoy reviews of older or lesser known figures, they've definitely influenced my purchases before and will continue to do so.
    Thanks for the feedback! I agree that reviews are extremely helpful in making purchase decisions. I find there are many reviews of newer figures, but it's often difficult to find details about certain older figures. Collectors owning those older figures are in the best position to help rectify that.
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    You got all of the things I like to see in a review in there, great job and I hope to see more of them. I really enjoy reviews of older or lesser known figures, they've definitely influenced my purchases before and will continue to do so.
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    Moeromoero Chinese Dress Hunter
    Nice to see reviews on vintage figures.
    Diversifying NSFW contents on MFC might be a great idea to promote this hobby.

    Vintage NSFW is such an interesting topic.

    Thanks for showing us an adorable battle angel.
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