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AIKO 5 and March Madness
Posted: 25 February 2013 01:13 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m ahead of most of you guys in terms of Time Zone, and when I checked, the sale promo popped up (no items yet, but that should update before noon U.S. time). Well, looks like we were right.  Aiko 5 was being reserved for the last week of February and tied to March Madness (though the details aren’t quite clear). So, it looks like there is a big savings blowout for March and if you get Aiko 5, you get more.

As for A5 herself, she certainly doesn’t look like a partner for Hiro 5… more like a cross between Aiko 4 and Stephanie 5 as an ingenue Cosplayer look.

http://www.daz3d.com/sales-promotions/

No info yet, but as I mentioned before, I hope there’s a Legacy Installer. Otherwise, good as she looks, she’s another purchase I’m not making (as with F5 and the YT).

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Well, products are up, and yep, no Legacy Installer for A5. One more major purchase I’m not making for the time being. Love you, DAZ, but if your PAs take the time and effort to make Legacy Installers, not doing the same just looks badly on you (and you lose potential income, too).

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Posted: 25 February 2013 01:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Sigh but my paycheck comes in the next 2 days :(

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Posted: 25 February 2013 01:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yup, she’s in the store here in CA.  WOW…. Didn’t expect a late Sunday early Monday release.  Total surprise.  Off to look her over….

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Posted: 25 February 2013 02:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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RAMWolff - 25 February 2013 01:59 AM

Yup, she’s in the store here in CA.  WOW…. Didn’t expect a late Sunday early Monday release.  Total surprise.  Off to look her over….

That’s probably what the maintenance done over the weekend was for, so that the shop updates automatically to show the promos.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 03:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m wondering what is meant by “buy Aiko 5 now and save even more on March Madness”.
I just got the email newsletter and I’m dying to get A5, but I want to wait and see what that means as I’ve noticed that often prices change etc from when the newsletter goes out ad stuff is released, and later on.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 03:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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jakiblue - 25 February 2013 03:03 AM

I’m wondering what is meant by “buy Aiko 5 now and save even more on March Madness”.

Likely it will mean the system will record your purchase and make your account eligible for more discounts when March Madness hits. A recent similar sale promo was done with Freak 5 where you got the free Hammer Down and Axes of Legend if you already purchased the base F5 prior. Another one was the Huntsman (before it was pulled) where the discount was higher (I think it was an additional 120% if memory serves me right)if Red was purchased the week before.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 03:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Well damn long face
Is Aiko no longer an anime figure?  ...because there isn’t a great deal about Aiko 5 that looks very anime
I am very disappointed! Hiro 5 looked great why does Aiko 5 look so terrible?

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“This Beautiful character was expertly designed and crafted by using highly detailed scan data from a live model”
Why the heck would you do something like that for a anime character, anime is all about stylisation not realism.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 03:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Son of Belmont - 25 February 2013 03:11 AM

Well damn long face
Is Aiko no longer an anime figure?  ...because there isn’t a great deal about Aiko 5 that looks very anime
I am very disappointed! Hiro 5 looked great why does Aiko 5 look so terrible?

also
“This Beautiful character was expertly designed and crafted by using highly detailed scan data from a live model”
Why the heck would you do something like that for a anime character, anime is all about stylisation not realism.

Aiko was a gestalt character from the start, not just a purely anime/manga model. Aiko 3, for instance, came with a default “realistic” morph. I figure since Hitomi covers the purely anime look pretty much for the Genesis character, they went a different direction with A5 to the “cosplayer” look (which is all over the place, these days). Just look at the Tsukiko Character, and you’ll see what I mean:

https://www.daz3d.com/tsukiko-for-aiko-5

Looks like A5 can certainly be modified to the big-eyed anime look easily enough, but that’s more of an “if you want to, you can do it” rather than the actual focus now.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 04:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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She reminds me of a Final Fantasy character.

I think Aiko 5 is more “video game” to Hitomi’s “anime”.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 04:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I don’t know, I feel conflicted at the moment. I like her skin texture, I’ve been wanting to find something similar, but she doesn’t look very anime at all. I agree with her looking like a videogame character—there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m just going to see what happens, since I’m on the fence right now.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 04:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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So, where are the starter and pro bundles?  Normally, these base characters come with starter and pro bundle options.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 04:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Pro Bundle
http://www.daz3d.com/aiko-5-products/aiko-5-pro-bundle

Starter Bundle
https://www.daz3d.com/aiko-5-starter-bundle

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Posted: 25 February 2013 05:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Jennyver - 25 February 2013 04:54 AM

Pro Bundle
http://www.daz3d.com/aiko-5-products/aiko-5-pro-bundle

Starter Bundle
https://www.daz3d.com/aiko-5-starter-bundle

Curiously, only the bundles are showing up on the shop page right now under new releases. I guess the individual products (though they have stand-alone have pages already) won’t have an entry under new releases until the staff updates the page later today.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Posted: 25 February 2013 05:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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BorgyB - 25 February 2013 05:32 AM
Jennyver - 25 February 2013 04:54 AM

Pro Bundle
http://www.daz3d.com/aiko-5-products/aiko-5-pro-bundle

Starter Bundle
https://www.daz3d.com/aiko-5-starter-bundle

Curiously, only the bundles are showing up on the shop page right now under new releases. I guess the individual products (though they have stand-alone have pages already) won’t have an entry under new releases until the staff updates the page later today.

That’s normal - the bundle appears in new releases, the individual items don’t so as not to swamp the listing. It doesn’t always work, but that’s how it’s meant to go.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 06:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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The Aiko 5 Product page is working now, too, so those looking for just individual stuff for A5 can go check it out now:

http://www.daz3d.com/aiko-5-products/

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