Idra wrote:Yeah, I've seen some... laughably bad custom marbles from BD. (Remember that sinister pumpkin one that was literally one side orange, one side blue?) And then I've seen DA's marbling and... yeah. I actually prefer a slightly looser marble than DA's but marbling should look, you know, marbled, not splotched or... whatever BD often does. It's possible if you want two color marbles that stalking adopts for long enough would net you them, but I'm not sure how specific your customs are or if you want to stalk adopts that closely.
My customs aren't that specific honestly (I mainly really want Furry Road, Slasher Silver, and Infinity Star, but 2 of those are marbles and I've definitely seen shitty Infinity Stars...). The main issue with adoptions is that BD never drops promo color toys in soft. I order all my toys in soft, so all my promo color toys have been customs.
Idra wrote:(Edit: And as far as normal emotional reactions, LET ME TELL YOU that if I plunked down over $100 for a toy I really really wanted, based on this specific thing, and then it came out shitty, I would be SO UPSET. And angry and anxious about bringing that anger to BD's attention. And most customs I would potentially want would be $90-140, when flops of the same models average $50-80. So I'm just not gonna.)
Ah well yes. It's understandable really.
And as far as Flint, I'm not like... married to Opal for it. I really really wanted it in Opal, but then I bought my flop Opal Tongue and now I'm not AS bothered cause I have a lovely model in Opal already! Mostly I just want a 5 firm Flint in something pretty. Like... I'd still love Opal, but we'll see just HOW much I really care about getting Opal specifically and whether I'm willing to gamble on a custom. At that price. Right now the price alone (when small Flint's flops would be $64) is kind of putting me off ordering it. Anyone know how much Opal is as a custom color in October?
(Edit: They dropped a bunch of new ones in 5 today and a bunch of 5th kind ones in 5 when that came out, so they do drop 5s fairly often depending, but I don't love any of the ones that are up! Cause I'm picky
I think Opal was $30 during October? Does anyone else remember? Because it's translucent white over a 3 color marble I think? I'm not the custom color pricing expert though
And I seriously swear, 90% of what BD drops is medium firmness. You should have no problems finding one, I'm sure they'll drop 20 medium firmness Opal Flints, if not more.