These figures are of excellent quality. You pose them, and then photograph them using your phone. They make excellent underlays for artwork. Very powerful tool for getting foreshortening and proportion correct quickly. Also, with the help of a nice, bright light-source, a great way to make decisions about how your want to light your drawing/painting, etc.
I bought both the female and the male Max Factory figurines. Both are made of good material, they feel nice in you hands. All of the joints work well so far and reach desirable angles. I was afraid that in transport, the little body parts would get out of position. However, the packaging was secure and didn't let that happen. I can recommend this product to anyone who is learning how to draw humans.
I am highly pleased with this product. All arrived well packed as shown in the photo description. The shipping was fast as well. The figure came very quickly in 6 days in a nice box. The figure for its price is not bad at all. I have used much more expensive ones that are in fact worse quality than these figures. I'm really happy with the purchase.
Got this as a Christmas gift and so far love it! My big complaint is these figures are quite small, but I understand why because they are primarily for you to create your own figures. I use them as artist mannequins, since the current mannequins are not very good nor very articulate. I have been taking a photo of them once posed since they are small but the articulation of the joints and the range of motion is great! I definitely recommend these figures both for their intended purpose, but also as small artist models. The only other issue is that you put them on the stand arm via a small hole in the back. For whatever reason the arm as a circular peg, but the hole in the mannequin is a hexagon shape and can be hard to get it in. The packaging says to run the model under warm water to soften it to make it easier to put new hands on, I assume that would work with getting the model on the peg as well (I personally didn't do that, just applied gradual pressure to get it on).
A lot of people on here were discussing this product and I was seriously wondering if this product would be any good at all but I decided to take the risk and I'm glad I did.
This is a great reference tool!
Is it worth it? I would say it’s a whole world better then using those cheap wooden figures that have limited movements. These offered endless possibilities to artists! They pose well and the range of motions is far higher then what I’ve seen in other figures.
My take away - it’s a good product! It’s useful to me and I can see it being useful to any other artist who actually knows how to use a reference tool!