The Soom 2016 Body
|Soom SuperGem Body 2016 and 2012|
The 2016 has bigger feet, so you will need different shoes. The legacy shoes will not fit. The "Bear Claw" foot IS a 2016 foot, but it is the old size. I was not sure if it would even go on the new ankle ball, but it does; though the sculpt of the leg in back makes the smaller foot look odd.
I was ok with that, but the thing I found the most disappointing is that those beautiful legs...
..Just want to collapse at the knee....
I just stuck a wire in there. You could also tighten up the strings (I prefer them loose) or try some hot glue sueding; I find the wire is the most reliable --I had to put galvanized wire in there (like coat hanger wire) because the holes drilled in the calves were too small to take my usual coated wire.
Here are the two bodies back to back:
Even with the leg problem, I am very glad to have him--he's tall, he's beautiful, and he's hopefully going to hold up an incoming IOS 80 head, so I am so glad he looks like he might be a super resin match. I have a visiting Infernale head, so I took the Infernale off his own body and tried him on the Soom 2016, and he fits great--better than on his own default body, in fact:
Anyway, there it is. If you order one, buy some wire and enjoy him anyway--he's a pretty boy. Also, leave the feet alone. I had the worst time ever swapping the feet--I just hate resin hooks and these were especially balky to get the elastic over when the doll was strung.
Here's the head I am waiting for--an IOS A2, which probably won't ready until April at the earliest, because IOS is swamped with orders: