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Title: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 13, 2011, 09:19:16 PM
Hello All.

It's been a while since I had a chance to really have much serious 'doll time' and some review comments are bit overdo. I have been extremely busy on projects at work and will likely be so for the remainder of the year. The good thing is all the work allows me to get the bonus funds that make it possible to order thing like high-end dolls . Anyway, I thought I would spend a bit of time to put together a small review.

I guess it's hard to be completely objective when one is reviewing a product like this, as by definition, it was chosen by you in large part because of it's visual appeal over something else. There is also the issue of experience. If you have never owned a product like this you really have nothing to gauge it against. I do have some first-hand experience with these items, but not as much as others here. I don't mean to come across as anal about this, but given the cost of these products in this hobby, I think everyone should try to be as fair and objective as possible when offering formal reviews. There really is no other source for info or reviews than what we find on forums devoted to the subject. As of today, it also appears that this is the only place to get, or post, any kind of user review or info on this manufacturer.

This is my second go with a silicone doll. Outside of having an interest in this subject as something of a quasi-fetish, photography was also a large reason for a purchase. I had always found Loveable Dolls appealing and likely would have eventually purchased one had the company still been around when I came back after an asbence from the hobby. As far as the main players in the high-end doll market goes, I have never seen a doll I thought was unattractive or think I would be unhappy owning, but something about the faces on the SInthetics and the details caught my attention. It's all a matter of preference so there really isn't a right or wrong choice. Something will either strike your fancy or it won't. Even though Sinthetics is relatively new to the scene, I had no qualms about ordering from Sinthetics, as from all I could gather, Matt Krivicike had a reputation for always delivering a high-quality product.

These are the items I think most people would be interested in as I always hear questions or comments about them in response to reviews and such.

Ordering:

Ordering was trouble-free and straightforward. I had wanted a number of custom features such as tan lines and a tattoo. Bronwen was very helpful in assisting with my selections and helping me with the choice of a tattoo design. I never had any issues contacting SInthetics or receiving replies to E-Mails. All correspondence was answered within 24 hours, if not sooner. I had also used the Live-Chat feature at the SInthetics site on a number of occasions, to ask a few questions about my order. I finalized my order in early August and received the product in late October. Given the custom-feature set I had ordered and the personal issues that Matt Krivicike encountered at home, delivery time was certainly not an issue. No complaints here.

Specs and options:

I ordered the 1H with Tawny and Monique heads. I am waiting on the Tawny head but that was partly my decision. The head was actually completed but I was given the option of waiting as Matt is reworking the head to allow the jaw to articulate. On the current mold, the jaw is not articulated and I thought that would be a nice option for photography.

All of the options I ordered were delivered as requested. All details on items such as as eye shadow, lip color, etc were as requested, without exception. When working with Bronwen on the tattoo template, we had exchanged a few emails and the tattoo was also applied exactly as requested. As far as the tan lines, Matt Krivicke had experimented a bit and come up with a final version that I was more than pleased with.

What's in the box:

Delivered with the product are a number of accessories. A small fashion bag contains items such as a small Static Spray canister; hand sanitizer to assist with lubricating parts that are removed or adjusted; a small bottle of 'Moist' lubricant; hand and leg slip-on covers to keep the fingers and appendages from getting scuffed up when moving, and a small container of perfume which has a very nice scent. Also included is a small diary-style users guide with information on your doll and info on how to move, position, and adjust limbs and joints. The doll itself comes wrapped in a shroud. It is all very well done with nice personal touched and details. Overall, the impression I got is the same as if I had received a hand-crafted cabinet from Amish Country. The product itself screams personal attention to details.

The doll was delivered with the jet black F1 wig I had ordered and a clothing item I had selected. White sandals and tasetful earrings and necklace were also included. The wig is of good quality. I actually chose the wig based on a color and style I did not already own with my prior doll.  Sinthetics has a very nice variety of styles to choose from.

Odor:

As far as odors, the body itself seems (to my nose) to be odor-free. The head has a slight chemical scent somewhat similar to turpentine, which I attribute either to the makeup or the glue used on the eyelashes. This has diminished and I suspect it will eventually go away completely. Regardless, I wouldn't classify it as anything annoying, just noticeable.

I am breaking the review into a couple posts as I am having extreme difficult with the text editor. I acually wrote the review in word and pasted it as unformatted text but the editor is going bonkers.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 13, 2011, 09:23:09 PM
Skin:

The skin itself has an anti-reflective coating and is something that is a well-needed addition, IMO. This will be especially noticeable when taking photographs. There is absolutely no shine, reflection, or glare from flash or studio lighting. The skin does not have an oily texture. I had always found this to be a bit bothersome in the past when taking photos. There will be no need to powder the doll for photography. The skin itself is not stick-free when it comes to clothing. However, as far as getting clothes on and off, it is much easier than with the non-coated silicone skin I was used to. A lot easier. You will still find lint or hairs will stick, but again, I have found this to not be as troublesome as with non-treated silicone. I have found the static spray keeps the lint and hairs off. As far as tactile sensations, the skin is very smooth. It is not as frictionless as real skin but has a smooth texture to it.

Softness:

]The overall term I would use to describe the feel of the doll is summed up in one phrase: Well-toned. The texture of the arms, legs, thighs and rear is soft and firm. The breasts are soft and squishy. They do not jiggle but are the softest part of the doll. I do not claim to be a stud who has had my hands on all of the variety of breast shapes and sizes, so I can only make a guestimate. I would say they are probably what one would feel from a young lady with a fresh set of implants. The face and lips have a very realistic texture. I would say almost true-to-life. There is a removable tongue which is very realistic in feel and look.

Inserts:

I ordered the removable insert. I have never had the fleshlights which everyone talks about, but assume this would be on par. The insert is soft and pliable. It is obviously not as soft as, and does not have the same texture as the real thing, but I doubt many would have many complaints here. In hindsight, I think I would have ordered the fixed insert, simply for photographic reasons. With the removable insert, you will see noticeable gaps form between the insert and cavity walls when the doll's legs are opened and it is hard to remedy this. It does not interfere with functionality or slippage but it will be noticeable. That is just my two cents and something to consider when deciding fixed vs removable. I think gaps are unavoidable when you have a removable insert,

Range of motion:

Overall the positioning of limbs is quite easy. There is plenty of range of motion to be found in the joints. One of the few negative comments I have is that the elbow joints seemed to be quite stiff out of the box. The left elbow had started to stiffen up quite a bit to the point where I was having trouble moving it. I would pin this on user error and I might have been forcing things to hard but it took some undoing to get it to move. I would only comment that perhaps the elbows should be loosened up a bit on delivery. Then again, there may be an optimal stiffness on delivery vs how much joints may loosen over time. People might complain they are too loose. With my limited experience with this type of product, I can only offer guesses and uninformed opinions on what is too stiff or too loose.

The skeleton is, to a large degree, self-supporting. Obviously the doll will not stand on its own without support. However, the body is capable of holding many poses unsuported--sitting, arms and legs extended and retracted at various angles, etc.. The waist yaws and the upper torso will bank left and right. The skeleton has a high degree of flexibility and accommodates a great many poses and positions that I haven't seen on other models out on the market.

The silicone teeth are pearly-white and very realistic looking. The mouth opens and closes about 15-20 degrees. One minor issue that I noted was that opening and closing the mouth by using the chin as a lever was producing some minor scuffing and chaffing on the chin under the lip. This may very well fall into user error. Perhaps I should be using the jaw line as the lever.

Weight:

I did not weigh the doll but I found it to be very manageable and a relative non-issue. The 1H is listed as weighing in at 73 pounds. The doll feels lighter than what I was used to and moving and positioning the doll has not been troublesome in the least.  The only time I really give it much notice is when I am hooking the bolt onto the stand hook. It takes a bit of looking around to see where the bolt is situated and then hitting the bullseye.  I don't think any doll made of silicone will ever be classified as a featherweight and if weight is a general concern, a buyer probably wouldn't be looking at silicone to begin with. Everything being relative, I can't share much else as I really have not handled many other products and don't know the weights of all of the dolls available on the market. I just don't think anyone looking for a silicone doll would find the weight to be any issue of great concern.

Build Quality:

The overall build of the doll appears to be solid and sturdy. In many spots, the seems are usually only visibile if you look for them and they don't distract much from the overall flow. On the torso, they are barely noticeable. When running your hand down the sides of the arms and legs, there is only a small hint of their presence.  There are no large ridges or significant indentations anywhere along the seems.

Finger Wires:   Having never owned a doll with fully articulated joints and finger wires, I was a bit curious and concerned about issues with this feature. This appears to be something that gets a lot of discussion when doll anatomy is discussed and is a topic that shows up frequently in threads related to repairs.  The doll has been handled quite a bit, the hands and fingers have been posed and the hands have even been used as supprots. A couple of times, I have also managed to catch the fingers on clothing items a couple of times. I have not observed any issues or problems. There have been no finger pokes or wires breaking through to the surface. I felt around the fingers to try to get a guage for what was in there and can't quite tell.  Whatever it is, it appears to be doing the job without any issues. The nails appear stutdy as well.  Based on my past experience, this is one of the things that go quite quickly and I am quite pelased with this item. The nails are on there strong. 

Overall Realism

I have found the visual realism to be quite stunning. There are many beautiful and realistic photographs of these dolls that can readily be seen here and elsewhere. However, seeing the doll in person in three dimensions raises the level a bit higher, especially when laying eyes on one for the first time. In fact I have startled myself once or twice in the early morning hours. I usually keep the doll stored and covered outside of a utility room and left it uncovered after the first photo shoot I did. When I walked next to the doll in the half-awake period of morning after getting out of bed, I was quite startled to see this woman standing in my way and I had a brief moment of stunned silence. This is obviously a subjective impression on my part, but in reality, I honestly would find it hard to believe that the average objective individual would not see a very high level of overall realism in these individual works. For me personaly, this is where I give the highest marks. The superficial tactile realism is not that far behind.

What could be done better?

I know manufacturers are interested in this answer as this is how they grow and advance. With my limited experience, I really don't know what to offer in this regards and anything I would offer might be skewed based on my novice status with the product. What I can say is that what I was delivered met my expectations in many regards and exceeded them in some. Overall I would say that the look and realism exceeded my expectations, the functionality and other aspects met them. About as honest as I can be there without getting too subjective, which isn't my goal in this review.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 13, 2011, 09:40:04 PM
As far as objectivity goes, I thought photos might be a much better vehicle here than me just rambling on. I have seen many beautiful photos of dolls, both here and elsewhere. I have read lots of reviews as well. One thing I always wished for was that folks would display photos of their dolls, for the purpose of reviews, without the trappings that come with settings, wardrobes, lighting, and such. This gives someone new, like myself, a true idea of what they are getting in terms of overall details and craftsmanship, etc.

I think everyone who takes photos of their dolls aggress that studio lighting, clothing, and the environment can greatly influence your perspective on what you are seeing. Basically, given the right equipment and lighting, something can be made to look better or worse than they otherwise would in-person. This might lead some buyers to receive a product and think, "This is not what I thought I was getting." I would say most all of the photos out there both here and at the Sinthetics site I have seen are representative of the real deal. I would say everything is advertised accurately and I never was lead to think I was going to get something I wasn't based on a photo or the way a product was displayed, and I did plenty of browsing before my purchase. In other words, there will be no surprises when unboxed.

For the benefit of newbies or random shoppers, and with the spirit of objectivity in mind, I took photos of the doll without any attire, wig, jewelry or studio lighting. Just a Canon 1DS with a 24-70L and 580EX flash unit. No airbrushing, studio lighting, or poses based on what image I wanted to convey. What you see in the photos is what I got, sans the lint or stray hairs that are entirely my doing.

Front View Detail:

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review15.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review15.jpg)

Seated Rear View Detail:

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review7.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review7.jpg)

Side View Detail:

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review18.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review18.jpg)

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review19.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review19.jpg)

Anatomical Details

Subtle Features such as belly-bulge, clavicles and collarbone detail are to be found on the doll and are one of the special features that sets this brand apart, IMO.

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review9.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review9.jpg)

I have found the breast detailing and textures to be very lifelike:

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review12.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review12.jpg)

Hand and Feet:

The application of the nail and pedicure are spot-on and applied professionaly.

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review8.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review8.jpg)

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review10.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review10.jpg)

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review16.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review16.jpg)

Face Detail:

The application of makeup was very nicely done. The details are impressive. The tounge is very life-like in both texture and feel.

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review4.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review4.jpg)

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review6.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review6.jpg)

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review11.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review11.jpg)

The Naughty Bits:

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review5.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review5.jpg)

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review13.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review13.jpg)

Insert:

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review17.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review17.jpg)

Finally, I thought I would show the head design and structure to those interested. The eyes are adjusted by opening up a flap on the top portion of the head. The silicone seals nicely and the design is very efficient as well as strudy. The eyes themselves seem to be of a very high quality. The actual adjustment end of the eyes remind me of tiny lightbulbs. The white button in the front is depressed to release the head from the neck assembly. The head clicks into place on the nexk stalk. IMO, this is represents a very well-engineered and thought-out design. The only thing that needs to be removed to adjust the eyes is the wig. Saves a lot of time and effort when adjusting the eyes. The eyes also move with relative ease and accuracy and a lttle bit of lubricant makes it even easier.

http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review2.jpg (http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review2.jpg)

Overall, I am highly pleased with the details and believe the craftmanship and attention to details is what impresses me the most. I hope that these images will allow a viewer to draw some of their own conclusions. My intent here really is to be informative and try to retain a sense of objectivity. This was the best way I figured I could do this. 

I would like to thank Matt and Bronwen for their work and fine craftmanship in creating the product. I certainly would not hesitate to reccomend them to a new buyer. Preferences are entirely subjective and are dependant on likes, dislikes, and personal tastes. However, if Sinthetics does catch your eye, I can say with a high degree of confidence and honesty that you will be pleased with the overall product.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: roustabout on November 13, 2011, 09:52:36 PM
Thanks for the review Briko. It was very informative and helpful.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Polaroid on November 13, 2011, 10:48:12 PM
Great review and photos Briko. Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Euchre on November 13, 2011, 11:07:59 PM
Awesome review Briko!  Glad things worked out for you!  Enjoy your girl :D
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: muzza on November 13, 2011, 11:09:36 PM
Briko,

Thank you for your review.
Couple of things.
1. You showed front view and rear view. Could you also please show the side view on stand with the straightest pose Melody has?
2. I would not advocate loosening the elbow joints. Joints do tend to loosen over time and there is nothing worse (well, yes there is, but you know what I mean LOL) than loose elbow joints which cannot hold a pose.

muzza
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Mark_at_MaddyG on November 13, 2011, 11:34:26 PM
Briko;

Excellent review, very informative and well written.

Already having a Sinthetics, I can't add much to this, other than to say I think your points are spot on and mirror many of my own experiences.

I think this is a very accurate, honest and helpful review for anyone considering the brand.

Bravo.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 13, 2011, 11:42:01 PM
Briko,

Thank you for your review.
Couple of things.
1. You showed front view and rear view. Could you also please show the side view on stand with the straightest pose Melody has?
2. I would not advocate loosening the elbow joints. Joints do tend to loosen over time and there is nothing worse (well, yes there is, but you know what I mean LOL) than loose elbow joints which cannot hold a pose.

muzza

Thanks all.

Muzza, I put all the gear away a while ago and melody as well.  I certainly will take a couple side shots one evening this week when I get a chance. I really never thought of a body side shot as I didn't think anyone would be that interested.

I intentionally avoided the full-body wide angle shots with the doll in a vertical standing pose as, due to the modest dimensions of my man-cave, I would need to use full wide angle around 17mm and, given the slim and stacked profile of the doll, such a close and wide perspective will distort and exagerate the proportions. I really was just trying to give a real-as-life view as possible so anyone sees close to the same visual effect as if they were standing there looking at the doll in person.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Fuzzy78 on November 14, 2011, 07:38:14 AM
very well written review well done! and thanks for the photos it certainly adds to the picture (the mental one that is, although your equipment, since i am a gearhead, rather makes my heart skip a beat)

wat i've found to be quite interesting, is the breast size seems to somehow differ from doll to doll, sometimes i think omg thats just insanely big, and sometimes i think,  mhh nice big boobage, maybe someone can explain that to me? anyhow what i'm quite interested to  hear, is whether she had a breast enlargement.

ehh bother my mouth is watering again
thanks for the review!
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Mahtek on November 14, 2011, 05:01:31 PM
Wow, that's possibly one of the most complete reviews that I've seen!

Well done, Briko!



Mahtek & his Ladies
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Ceej on November 14, 2011, 06:39:02 PM
Thats quite an awsome review!
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 14, 2011, 08:17:16 PM
Hi all. Thanks for the feedback. I was going to do a photoshoot but ended up writing some comments and it turned into a full review. I thought I would go all the way and be throrough enough that most people could find what they wanted.

To Furballz questions, the size of the breasts on the doll I ordered are standard. There is a 'super-size' option that ups the anty a bit. Not sure how much the difference is but it is noticeable in photos.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: oldjacket on November 14, 2011, 08:26:51 PM
Briko, Awesome review.

The pictures are great!

Cheers,
OJ
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: ourdoll1 on November 15, 2011, 12:15:19 PM
That was an outstanding review Briko!  Very detailed and informative.   Thank you for sharing it with us!
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Camp on November 15, 2011, 05:45:47 PM
Thanks Briko.

I also agree with what the others have said.

Wonderful review.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 15, 2011, 07:05:37 PM
Hi, all. Thanks again for the feedback on the mini-project. I had a few minutes to take the doll out and take a few more photos for the catalog. I added the side-view photos Muzza had requested. It is hard to straighten the doll completely veritical on the stand due to the angle at which the hips rest on the pad. 

Also added an image for the business-end of the doll--the insert.

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/review17.jpg)
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Kano on November 17, 2011, 12:42:38 PM
Great review, Briko.  Very helpful in every way.  You covered details I've never seen reviewed before even.

One question I have is about the Honey Pot insert.  From the the picture you provided (the first I've seen of it outside the doll), it looks huge.  Is it difficult to insert or remove it through the opening in the doll?  How long does it take to get it out or put it in?  It doesn't just look like a tight fit, it looks like it wouldn't fit at all period.  Any concerns that damage might occur to the opening and/or the insert while trying to cram it in there?

Thanks in advance,
Kano
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 17, 2011, 06:11:55 PM
Great review, Briko.  Very helpful in every way.  You covered details I've never seen reviewed before even.

One question I have is about the Honey Pot insert.  From the the picture you provided (the first I've seen of it outside the doll), it looks huge.  Is it difficult to insert or remove it through the opening in the doll?  How long does it take to get it out or put it in?  It doesn't just look like a tight fit, it looks like it wouldn't fit at all period.  Any concerns that damage might occur to the opening and/or the insert while trying to cram it in there?

Thanks in advance,
Kano

Hi Kano.

It is not a small insert but I think it might look a little bigger in that photo since the insert is held out front and the doll has smaller hands than us.
 
I also was a bit surprised at the size when I first took it out and admit I wondered if it might pose a durability problem with repeated inserting and removing.  As of today, afer having some experience, my opinion is probably not. The area around the cavity is pretty sturdy and thick. The only things I could see that might tear is the upper labia area in the crevice, but you would need to really stretch it or mandhandle the area. I can't see the walls tearing from insertion or play--unless you let John Holmes borrow the doll or something. The cavity wall is pretty thick.  Obviously I wouldnt want to try to jam it in withot lubrication as then I could see some damage perhaps as the insert just sticks to the silicone and you would have to stuff it in, kind of like Belushi's cafeteria line scene in Animal House. Actually, the insert slides in and out effortlessly if it is lubracited and no stuffing is required.  Other than that, I have not been concerned once I realized it goes in and out easily. My guess is it was made with these dimensions so it stays put. When it is in there it is set good against the walls and doesn't move an inch.

As far as the insert itself, it is rather soft and squishy.  I haven't owned a whole lot ofsex toys or silicone sleeves but I can say the insert is very soft and pliable. I wouldnt classify it as firm. More like water-balloon squishiness. Here are a few more photos showing the insert. I added a couple photos showing the dimensions. I put in a Pepsi can to gauge dimensions and depth. I also added a photo to show how pliable it is.

Sorry for the slimy fingers, spilled almost half the bottle of the lubricant by accident and got it all over everything.

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/insert2.jpg)

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/insert4.jpg)

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/insert3.jpg)

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/insert1.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: blindwebster on November 17, 2011, 06:53:04 PM
Great review, Briko.  Very helpful in every way.  You covered details I've never seen reviewed before even.

One question I have is about the Honey Pot insert.  From the the picture you provided (the first I've seen of it outside the doll), it looks huge.  Is it difficult to insert or remove it through the opening in the doll?  How long does it take to get it out or put it in?  It doesn't just look like a tight fit, it looks like it wouldn't fit at all period.  Any concerns that damage might occur to the opening and/or the insert while trying to cram it in there?

Thanks in advance,
Kano
The area around the cavity is pretty sturdy and thick. The only things I could see that might tear is the upper labia area in the crevice, but you would need to really stretch it or mandhandle the area. I can't see the walls tearing from insertion or play--unless you let John Holmes borrow the doll or something. The cavity wall is pretty thick. 

This is what I like to hear. Having this area rip is one of my greatest concerns about dropping thousands on one of these dolls.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Ceej on November 17, 2011, 07:03:33 PM
(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/insert4.jpg)

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

OMFG!!!! That ----- Loooks so real and sooooo very beautiful!!!!!
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 17, 2011, 09:19:01 PM
Great review, Briko.  Very helpful in every way.  You covered details I've never seen reviewed before even.

One question I have is about the Honey Pot insert.  From the the picture you provided (the first I've seen of it outside the doll), it looks huge.  Is it difficult to insert or remove it through the opening in the doll?  How long does it take to get it out or put it in?  It doesn't just look like a tight fit, it looks like it wouldn't fit at all period.  Any concerns that damage might occur to the opening and/or the insert while trying to cram it in there?

Thanks in advance,
Kano
The area around the cavity is pretty sturdy and thick. The only things I could see that might tear is the upper labia area in the crevice, but you would need to really stretch it or mandhandle the area. I can't see the walls tearing from insertion or play--unless you let John Holmes borrow the doll or something. The cavity wall is pretty thick. 

This is what I like to hear. Having this area rip is one of my greatest concerns about dropping thousands on one of these dolls.

Hi.

Well, anything can tear or break given sufficient leverage or force so I wouldn't say it can't tear or won't tear. I just see no reason to be concerned about something ripping due to insertion and removal of the insert, or general play.  It seams to be built strong enough to withstand this and I am sure these factors were considered when the system was designed. 

As far as long-term usage, I guess only time will tell.  Will repeated inserting and removing cause wear over time? This is something I can't answer. My hunch on this is probably not, at least not prematurely, just because of the relatively thick walls of the insert cavity and general area.  I guess as the silicone becomes softer over time, it might be more prone to such things, but that applies to fixed inserts as well and is true of anything in this business I guess. We are talking about silicone and not ballistic grade teflon.

As far as being concerned you might get the doll and discover a short while later that it starts ripping when you remove or place the insert, I wouldn't be concerned here.

Thsoe with fixed inserts might chime in here about their experiences. I think Perry has a fixed insert on his doll.

Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 17, 2011, 09:24:45 PM
(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/insert4.jpg)

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

OMFG!!!! That ----- Loooks so real and sooooo very beautiful!!!!!

Hi.

Thanks. Just demonstrating the insert features, obviously, but thought I might get dinged if someone came upon the photo and thought it was an explicit doll photo or something...lol.

Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Kano on November 18, 2011, 10:59:11 AM
Briko,

Thanks for going to such great lengths explaining and even demonstrating for me.  That was very cool of you to take the time to do that.  You've put my concerns to rest.

Kano
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 19, 2011, 03:43:26 PM
Briko,

Thanks for going to such great lengths explaining and even demonstrating for me.  That was very cool of you to take the time to do that.  You've put my concerns to rest.

Kano

Hi.

NP. I enjoy taking photos. Just wish I had more time to devote to the hobby right now.

From all I can tell, this is just a case of form following function. I would assume the biggest challenge of a removeable insert is just keeping it from sliding around, or out. The flanges near the front, just behind the lips on the insert, keep it from sliding back out, The width and volume appears to keep it from moving or becoming distorted laterlay. There is also a lot of suction going on there too when the cavity is filled with insert. In other words, when it is in, it stays put and it's not going anywhere, almost as if it were fixed.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 19, 2011, 05:16:38 PM
I added a couple comments about the fingers.

Having never owned a doll with fully articulated joints and finger wires, I was a bit curious and concerned about potential issues here. This appears to be something that gets a lot of discussion when doll anatomy is discussed and is a topic that shows up frequently in threads related to repairs.  The doll has been handled quite a bit,  the hands and fingers have also been posed frequently, and the hands have even been used as supports. A couple of times, I have also managed to catch the fingers on clothing items(my bad). I have not observed any issues or problems. There have been no finger pokes or wires breaking through to the surface. I felt around the fingers to try to get a guage for what was in there and can't quite tell.  Whatever it is, it appears to be doing the job without any issues. The nails also appear sturdy.  Based on my past experience, this is one of the things that went rather quickly and I am quite pelased with this feature on the Sinthetic 1H. The nails are on there good and strong.  So far, everthying appears to be built like a tank.

Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Camp on November 19, 2011, 05:49:29 PM
Sinthetics hands look amazingly real.

Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: shotakong on November 20, 2011, 08:45:06 AM
This is truly an excellent review. I was wondering though if the labia on the honeypot could be orderded to be somewhat recessed? Or actually, what size labia did you order? And is there a picture of the from without the insert inside? Thanks so much for this excellent and detailed review!
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: muzza on November 20, 2011, 09:33:25 AM
Thanks for the side views added to your first post.
Appreciated.

muz
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 20, 2011, 04:58:49 PM
This is truly an excellent review. I was wondering though if the labia on the honeypot could be orderded to be somewhat recessed? Or actually, what size labia did you order? And is there a picture of the from without the insert inside? Thanks so much for this excellent and detailed review!

Hi, Thank you.

I really am not sure about the labia size. You might wrote Sinthetics to ask. I never really thought about this feature when I ordered. I think the labia on the insert are a bit large in proportion to the other features in this vicinity, but that is entirely a subjective call on my part.

I took a photo of the cavity without the insert. I ended up taking even more as I noticed how realistic the area looks even without the insert.

Here is the photo of the cavity with the legs spread-eagle. Nothing real interesting--just a hole, basically. That's as far as it opens and there is more than sufficient room to get the insert in there effortlesly. When the legs are not spread open and are relaxed, the actual area looks just as realistic.  YMMV but to me, I kind of like the look and it is very photogenic. It kind of looks freaky-real to me, especially in person.

Open, Sesame:

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/i2.jpg)

With legs relaxed:

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/i3.jpg)

The lips are actuall;y very meaty and the detail is pretty impressive:

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/i4.jpg)

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/i5.jpg)

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/i6.jpg)

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/i8.jpg)

THe vagina is also quite realistic-looking in a composition:

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/i9.jpg)

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/i7.jpg)

Also, as far as the insert, curiosity got the better of me and I took out my macro lens and ring flash, which I haven't used in quite a while. Took a photo at the lip to show the texture of the Honeypot insert. The texture is not too overpowering and conists of subtle ridges.

(http://www.ourdollcommunity.com/gallery/albums/userpics/i1.jpg)






Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Ceej on November 20, 2011, 05:10:09 PM
That's absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! Thanks for posting those beautifull detail pix!!
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: dave7311 on November 20, 2011, 06:11:20 PM
 8) 'AwEsOmE!  8)

Thank you for the fantastic review and pictures! ;D
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Fuzzy78 on November 20, 2011, 09:06:05 PM
wow att did inredible work that is oe incredibly beautifull pussy
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on November 20, 2011, 11:26:16 PM
Thanks. Glad you enjoy the view, guys. The detail is impressive. Whatever the manufactuer is doing, they are doing it well.

Keep in mind when viewing photos here(or in any review or gallery) that YMMV. The dolls come from the same mold but I guess it is possible that there are small or subtle variations in each piece. I just bring this up as I wouldn't want anyone coming back and reaming me out if there aren't the same creases or subtle nuances on their doll, for instance. Not that I would expect another copy to be much different, but I really don't know anything about the build process or what subtle variations there can be from piece to piece.

Also, my contact with Matt and Bronwen has, to this point, been pretty much buisiness related and minimal, outside of the chat we had when I picked up the doll. Since I recieved the doll, I had talked to them with a question on one occasion, but that's pretty much it. Although they are very nice people, I don't really know them well enough to call them friends, so it's not like I feel any pressure here. I bring this up only in passing as people might be wondering why I am taking the time to go into so much detail.

I enjoy taking photographs and am inquisitive. Also, reviews and word-of-mouth are all we have to go by in this business before spending thousands of dollars on these works. Unless you live near a manufacturer, there are no showroom floors to compare and contrast models and look under the hood. Given that these works are relatively new on the scene, there are very few reviews to go buy and I thought I would provide as much detail as I can to get the information out there for peple to use when making purchase decisions.

I have been trying to find something in the way of negatives to report but I have had trouble doing so. I can only atttribute this to a very high level of quality control and standards. I can't quite remember where the discussion took place, but there was a debate about production issues and a statement was made to the effect that blemishes and imperfections are unavoidabe when these items are created, simply due to the medium. That is not the case here.  The only imperfections I can find are the seems. and those are not imperfections but the unavoidable reality of the manufacturing process on any doll. There are no noteworthy blemishes, indentations, or even a small gouge, anywhere.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: shotakong on November 23, 2011, 06:03:41 AM
Wow. Those last photos are absolutely stunning! Now I'm curious about how the area looks with the insert in while the legs are relaxed. Thanks again for posting!
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Kano on November 23, 2011, 11:10:37 AM
Given that these works are relatively new on the scene, there are very few reviews to go buy and I thought I would provide as much detail as I can to get the information out there for peple to use when making purchase decisions.

That's exactly why I was so excited and grateful for your thorough review.  Thanks once again, Briko!

Kano
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: mytime on November 23, 2011, 03:15:06 PM
Briko,

Very nice photo's that show her off very well IMO.
The vaginal parts of the 1BH are that realistic that they blow away the competition by far IMO.
Very nice detailing there!

Mytime & Helen & Carmen
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Alistair on December 19, 2011, 05:19:04 PM
Very helpful review.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: pygmalion2 on December 19, 2011, 08:15:14 PM
Thanks for the well done and thorough review.  For some reason I had completely missed this thread.

Mark and the Synthetiks
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: incred on December 19, 2011, 11:40:14 PM
I added a couple comments about the fingers.

Having never owned a doll with fully articulated joints and finger wires, I was a bit curious and concerned about potential issues here. This appears to be something that gets a lot of discussion when doll anatomy is discussed and is a topic that shows up frequently in threads related to repairs.  The doll has been handled quite a bit,  the hands and fingers have also been posed frequently, and the hands have even been used as supports. A couple of times, I have also managed to catch the fingers on clothing items(my bad). I have not observed any issues or problems. There have been no finger pokes or wires breaking through to the surface. I felt around the fingers to try to get a guage for what was in there and can't quite tell.  Whatever it is, it appears to be doing the job without any issues. The nails also appear sturdy.  Based on my past experience, this is one of the things that went rather quickly and I am quite pelased with this feature on the Sinthetic 1H. The nails are on there good and strong.  So far, everthying appears to be built like a tank.

One thing to add on the finger wire, while at Sinthetics this past July, Matt showed us the strength, and durability. I don't remember the alloy, but you could basically tie it into a knot and it would not break, and do this repeatedly. It was also easily done. The wire is just right in ease of bending. The fingers can hold an object, not sure how much weight, but can do so with little effort, and look realistic. Not sure how the ends of the wire are treated to keep from poking through, but the wire its self would have some give with its bend ability.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: kintamasan on December 22, 2011, 12:23:42 AM
I am currently saving up for a 1B variant. Your review and photo's have been a great help in finalizing my purchase decision. Superb photography and review!!

Ken
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: life-is-plastic on December 29, 2011, 12:53:47 PM
thanks for the elaborate review ... very insightful ... and the amount of detail on these manikins is incredible!!  :o ...
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: simonups on December 31, 2011, 08:35:09 AM
Thanks from my side for the detail review and those detail pictures of your Sin.
Birko I envy you about your doll you have, love to have one myself. She is a beauty.
After reading your review wants me more and more to have one very badly.

Enjoy her.
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Briko on January 27, 2012, 05:35:34 PM
Hello Everyone. Thanks again for the feedback.

No problems to report and she is as good as new--except for some minor damage I made myself to the sole of the foot when I partially dropped the doll and the foot landed on the corner of my stand. I made a small tear there but it was easily repaired and is not visibile unless you look--it's also on the bottom of the foot so its a non-issue really.

She is softening up a bit I have noticed and she feels more lifelike every day. I don't think durbaility will be a concern for the future. All things said, I couldn't be happier and am glad I made the purchase.  I really haven't used the doll much at all for play and she serves more as a affectionate companion-type. Not that there would be anything to be dissapointed with in this regards but that's not really why I got the doll to begin with.

Anyways, thanks again to Matt and Bronwen for the outstanding artistic work on the doll.

I am pretty busy and will pop in and out with updates and photos as I get the time. Just wanted to drop a line so folks wouldn't think I dissapeared or was dissapointed in some way. Also, for the haters or parnoid types out there on the net who think someone encouraged me to come here and post this, that is not the case. Sorry to dissapoint the Sinthetics bashers out there but I actually haven't talked to anyone at Sinthetics for a couple months, except to wish a Merry Christmas. :) I felt bad I hadn't been around and didn't want anyone to think I ran out because I was dissapointed. I have just been severely overtaxed for time lately . If anyone knows me from a past doll review, they know I tell it like it is and don't pull any punches.

 
 
Title: Re: Formal Sinthetics 1H Review
Post by: Z-Dr on January 28, 2012, 01:53:36 PM
Hey Briko!

It is great to see you.  Hope things calm down for you soon.  It will be great to see more of you around here again when you get the chance.  Oh, and don't forget to bring pics of Melody... ;)