Personally, I havent’ even been able to buy ANY of the generation 5 characters…. I had a thought of trying to invest in D5 when this paycheck comes.. but now, I honestly have no idea what to do. I just dont know if it’s worth it to invest in any generation 5 or just to wait and se what happens :/
...same here, David3 was my favourite male figure as he had a much better physique and proportions even over M4 (same for Steph3 Petite/Steph4 over Vicky). Eagerly awaited a Gen4 update, but it never happened. Been mulling over David5 but never seemed to be in the position take advantage of a sale offer on the basic figure. When they released the David3 Body Shape for Genesis I was able to snatch it up at a good price and he still works just fine.
Now with all this talk of Genesis2 and Gen6 already I’m in the same boat concerning the other (some still not released) Gen5 characters especially since I have recently experienced a significant reduction in my income. Most likely I will be depending more on the “legacy” body shapes for Genesis that I have.
In my opinion, the figure bundles have become too expensive these days for what one gets. A lot of the time (especially with female characters) they include clothing content and characters I would rarely use (save for maybe the skin maps). The only Pro bundle that I actually found to be a good value (partly because I got it at a very good price) and get the most use from is the YoungTeens5 as none of the clothing was the usual Vicky skankwear, it included several nice pose sets, the hair styles & character, morphs/mats were appropriate for creating characters in that age bracket, and the big plus, the base figures were designed by Thorne/Sarsa who have always produced such nice more youthful and petite characters rather than just another “well endowed” supermodel or hunk.
It’s too bad they were not asked to design Steph5 as well for I think she would have turned out much better. She is probably my most disappointing Genesis figure purchase, and one which I have yet to use because I find her more “voluptuous/butch” than “petite” and there were no special morphs included (like other Gen5 characters and the Gen4 version of Steph had), just the three basic body/head shapes.
...and again, if there are to be two distinct Male/Female Genesis figures, then I will stick with the original because that will totally destroy the whole elegance of Genesis as it will limit/eliminate cross gender/figure compatibility.