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MASTERBOX PERSEUS FIGURE item No. 24032

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MASTERBOX PERSEUS FIGURE item No. 24032
Posted by Costas K on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:37 AM

I have seen at the MASTERBOX site a new figure.

http://www.mbltd.info/24032.htm

I have a question to the fellow modellers.

1. PERSEUS was a sexy girl ??

2. How a such a highly reputed firm can make such a funny and tragic mistake ?

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:51 AM

Well, nowadays in the movies and TV, gender benders are all too common so...

Yeah I thought the same thing as you when I saw the Masterbox announcement.  It would have been enough to do nice models of mythological characters, but not according to Masterbox.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:09 AM

I think question 1 gives you the answer for question 2.

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Posted by Costas K on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:14 AM

PERSEUS is a very nice subject. The figure sure had to be male but also holding the Medusa head. In the way Masterbox reads the Greek Mythology they convert it to Anima art and Perseus a pole dancing girl. 

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Posted by hypertex on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:49 AM

Costas K

1. PERSEUS was a sexy girl ??

2. How a such a highly reputed firm can make such a funny and tragic mistake ?

 

Perhaps not a mistake, but a blatant attempt to appeal to prurient interests. That seems to be the business model of this particular company (and indeed, many others in the figure market).

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, June 03, 2018 4:29 PM

If you'd really like obscure, there is a debate, I am told, on just how "Greek" Perseus' name actually is.

Pers+eus can be scanned as sacker/ransacker of cities; an apt name for a warrior.

This gets cloudy as Perse (PYER say) is the daughter of Oceanus, and the longhairs get into serious debate about whether or not that helps formulate Persephone (Purrs Seph Ohn EE), the "angel of death" or not.

However, rendering the classic Greek slayer of the Gorgon, Medusa (May DOO sah), as female would likely offend Homeric tradition more than a little.

(Yeah, I had to bunk with a DsibO with a degree in Classical Anthropology--why do you ask?)

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, June 03, 2018 9:18 PM

I do have to give Masterbox credit though.  They have started a line of 1/24 figures that are not Fallschirmjaegers or Panzer Grenadiers, but rather "ordinary folk" yapping on their cell phone, showing off their beer belly, or hitchhiking (yow, that was risky in the 70s; is it still common practice?  Uber? Lyft?).  Perhaps other companies will jump in.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 04, 2018 11:07 AM

Personally I thought she'd make a good Athena. 

 

After all everyone knows Perseus looked a lot like Harry Hamlin... Wink

 

 

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Posted by Costas K on Monday, June 04, 2018 12:09 PM

with such mini skirt ? no way for Athena. She was fully dressed from top to heels. If the figure was topless and with a Cosmopolitan magazine in hands, then we were closer to Afrodite

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 8:02 AM

Lol, you're right! 

 

Maybe a naughty cosplay of Athena??? Wink

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Posted by Costas K on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 3:34 PM

well......... you never know what these 12 Olympian Gods were doing at their crazy parties...and Athena was beautifull indeed

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:14 AM

You Know:

  I have the whole line of MasterBox 1/24 female Figures .They are indeed " Daring " BUT , I dug in my storage boxes and found some old calenders and they matched exactly . C'mon guys , do we have to really be Politically correct with the past ?

   Now as far as Perseus is concerned . I was told HE was a Greek God ! Greek Gods tend to be  , Old  , Mean Looking , Kick Butt grandpas , or These impossibly fit Young males that are almost pretty !

   I personally prefer all the ladies though . Now Athena ,  OOOF ! ! That's one beautiful Goddess .  Also on the Perseus figure , did you check out the Foot Wings . Did she steal them from the fastest Greek God around , Mercury ? Hmmm ? 

    Artistic license sells and that's what companies do . But , I think Masterbox has held a pretty good line between Overboard sexual display and just borderline desirous . Good on them . Lets stop trying to re-do the past . The Flappers of the Twenties and Thirties  would even shock some folks today !

    Although we see mature Greek Men pictured in Roman Type togas this was not the norm when at home or in the Armed forces .The Kilt Like Mini Skirt was indeed worn . It allowed freedom of movement in a battle and then was cooler than a full covering Toga in the heat . And Yes ! the men were fully covered in personal areas !

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 9:27 AM

Tanker - Builder

You Know:

  I have the whole line of MasterBox 1/24 female Figures .They are indeed " Daring " BUT , I dug in my storage boxes and found some old calenders and they matched exactly . C'mon guys , do we have to really be Politically correct with the past ?

   Now as far as Perseus is concerned . I was told HE was a Greek God ! Greek Gods tend to be  , Old  , Mean Looking , Kick Butt grandpas , or These impossibly fit Young males that are almost pretty !

   I personally prefer all the ladies though . Now Athena ,  OOOF ! ! That's one beautiful Goddess .  Also on the Perseus figure , did you check out the Foot Wings . Did she steal them from the fastest Greek God around , Mercury ? Hmmm ? 

    Artistic license sells and that's what companies do . But , I think Masterbox has held a pretty good line between Overboard sexual display and just borderline desirous . Good on them . Lets stop trying to re-do the past . The Flappers of the Twenties and Thirties  would even shock some folks today !

    Although we see mature Greek Men pictured in Roman Type togas this was not the norm when at home or in the Armed forces .The Kilt Like Mini Skirt was indeed worn . It allowed freedom of movement in a battle and then was cooler than a full covering Toga in the heat . And Yes ! the men were fully covered in personal areas !

 

Perseus wasn't a god but a demi-god, mortal mother and immortal father, Zues.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by Costas K on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 11:32 AM

Correct, Perseus was not a God but demi God, mortal, son of Zeus (God) and Danaë (mortal). He was founder of Mycenae. He was the grand father o Heracles (Hercules). The sandals to fly were given to him from Hermes for his athlos to kill Medusa (Gorgon).. To this athlos was given to him also the helm of darkness of Pluto, (to be invinsible),  weapons from Hesperides  and a mirror polished shield from Athena, to look through Medusa, as direct looking to her, would tern him into stone. 

It is such a wonderfull and poetic myth.

In anyway MASTERBOX had to respect and be accurate and not to produce a pol-dance girl, name it PERSEUS and aslo talk about Greek Mythology. How about issuing a George Washington figure in the shape of pin up girl with bikini and call it US history series ? As History and Mythology lover, I am very upset

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 5:51 PM

Costas K

In anyway MASTERBOX had to respect and be accurate and not to produce a pol-dance girl, name it PERSEUS and aslo talk about Greek Mythology. How about issuing a George Washington figure in the shape of pin up girl with bikini and call it US history series ? As History and Mythology lover, I am very upset

Argh, that image burns!  Indifferent  But it's so darn completely wrong, it's hillarious!  Yeah...  River crossing.  Open trench coat.  Bare leg protruding...  Lucky I already ate lunch.

Come on Masterbox, you can do it straight AND sexy - just keep them separated.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:21 PM

Costas K
How about issuing a George Washington figure in the shape of pin up girl

Hmm, slightly better analogy might be Johnny Appleseed  as a woman going around distributing broccoli or okra seeds--not quite right all around.

Or, perhaps Paula Bunyon as a wee, frail, female with a small dog rather than a 8 to 10 foot giant with a huge blue ox.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, June 07, 2018 8:32 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Costas K
How about issuing a George Washington figure in the shape of pin up girl

 

Hmm, slightly better analogy might be Johnny Appleseed  as a woman going around distributing broccoli or okra seeds--not quite right all around.

Or, perhaps Paula Bunyon as a wee, frail, female with a small dog rather than a 8 to 10 foot giant with a huge blue ox.

 

Little Red Riding Paul?

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, June 08, 2018 9:26 AM

Okay , okay !

 I stand Corrected . Greek Mythology was not my strong suit in High School or College . But , I did well with things you built or built to build things . Especially if it Floated or Spanned something . I got into the figures because they did remind me of the calendars and other stuff .

   NO , We were NOT politically Correct . But , and I think most of you older folks can agree , it was a different world we lived in when younger  . Kids today don't even remember " Duck and Cover" exercises ! Or even know what they were for .

   Shoot , I was told by a teen-ager here in the neighborhood ( I was a Bus Stop Monitor ) that she appreciated my service , in the CIVIL WAR !!! The guys were still laughing when the bus arrived .

 I walked home , wondering what they are teaching today's youth . I went to pick up a neighbors Children cause she got stuck with overtime . Shoot , the teachers looked almost to young to teach ! Anyway .Serve me up Pretty or Ugly figures , Male or Female . I am enjoying building and painting all of them . 

  It's a nice break from Warships and Old sailing ships . I have only two males right now a 1/24 german tank Commander and a 1/35 guy that came out looking like Joseph Stalin , Before he became the jerk he was .

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, June 08, 2018 9:30 AM

You Know ;

 Costas K . You are very right in a way . I think they should stick with the mythology .If it was a guy then why change to a gal ? Let's have them as presented in history .God Forbid Patton in a KILT !

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Posted by Costas K on Friday, June 08, 2018 10:26 AM

Tanker - Builder
....looking like Joseph Stalin , Before he became the jerk he was .


Joseph Stalin had been a jerk since he started walking......

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Posted by Costas K on Friday, June 08, 2018 11:39 AM

stikpusher
Little Red Riding Paul?

I like this ...and the Big Bad Fort William and Mary in Diorama

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 08, 2018 2:42 PM

Tanker - Builder

Okay , okay !

 I stand Corrected . Greek Mythology was not my strong suit in High School or College . But , I did well with things you built or built to build things . Especially if it Floated or Spanned something . I got into the figures because they did remind me of the calendars and other stuff .

   NO , We were NOT politically Correct . But , and I think most of you older folks can agree , it was a different world we lived in when younger  . Kids today don't even remember " Duck and Cover" exercises ! Or even know what they were for .

   Shoot , I was told by a teen-ager here in the neighborhood ( I was a Bus Stop Monitor ) that she appreciated my service , in the CIVIL WAR !!! The guys were still laughing when the bus arrived .

 I walked home , wondering what they are teaching today's youth . I went to pick up a neighbors Children cause she got stuck with overtime . Shoot , the teachers looked almost to young to teach ! Anyway .Serve me up Pretty or Ugly figures , Male or Female . I am enjoying building and painting all of them . 

  It's a nice break from Warships and Old sailing ships . I have only two males right now a 1/24 german tank Commander and a 1/35 guy that came out looking like Joseph Stalin , Before he became the jerk he was .

 

But Tanker Builder, weren't you and Perseus drinking buddies back in the day? Stick out tongue

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Costas K on Saturday, June 09, 2018 3:23 AM

Gamera
But Tanker Builder, weren't you and Perseus drinking buddies back in the day?

my next door kid said that he saw me and Tanker Builder at the STAR WARS too. 

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