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POLL: Should Manufacturers Use the Meier System?


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Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP writes:

A great idea in theory, and if reviewers would like to do it, it would be most useful.

I was umming and arring over it until I got down to BravoX's post. Yes! The "Perry Scale". Do we really need more?! :)


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VOTING RESULTS
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yes
105
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no
83
35%
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no opinion
49
21%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

T Meier Inactive Member proposes:

As a continuation of the thread on TMP scale, I thought I'd give an example of what I meant as a system for comparing figures. To recap; this consisted of a silhouette in a variety of poses to approximate most figures over a millimeter grid which could be printed out and photographed alongside a figure. The silhouettes could be made to conform to any scale as long as they are properly labeled and standardized.

Here is a rough mock-up of what I was talking about:
Mock-up

The advantages of this system are:

  • It is cheap, once the silhouettes are set up and easily distributed to manufacturers and reviewers.
  • It does not require any point or standard of measurement e.g. ankles to the kneecaps or ears to navel.
  • It allows the heft as well as the height to be compared.
  • It uses reality as a standard for comparison (the silhouette in the example is from a Muybridge photo) so no arguments about whose style to use as a standard.
If manufacturers don't want to use the standard or try to manipulate it, reviewers can correct the deficiency.

Would you like to see figure manufacturers use this system when announcing their new releases?