This is the third generation body for the male characters in the Saint Cloth Myth line.
Posing for us today is Pegasus Seiya from the Early Bronze Cloth Saint Cloth Myth release.
The third generation bodies, like the second generation ones are much leaner than the first generation bodies. However, they are not as anorexic as the EX Saint Cloth Myth bodies.
One easy way tell if you have a third generation body is if there are any visible screws on the back of the body. If it is from the regular Saint Cloth Myth line and there no screws visible from the back, then it is a third gen body.
The neck of the figures are on a double ball joint. One at the base of the neck and one at the bottom of the head. The joint at the bottom of the head has a great range of motion; the head can do a full 360 degrees around and move up and down about 25 degrees. The range of motion for the head is all dependent on characters’ hair, which may restrict movement. The ball joint at the neck allows for very little movement of the neck. I am pretty sure the neck’s ball joint is pretty much there to keep the neck in place.
The inner shoulder is on a ball and socket joint. The part that attaches to that is on a hinge. Then at the bicep, we have a swivel. The elbows are double jointed. Finally, the wrist is a bicep swivel.
At the midsection, we have an abs crunch, which doesn’t actually move a whole lot. At the waist we have a ball joint, which moves even less than the abs crunch, which is to say it barely moves.
At the thigh we have a ball joint/hinge combo that is similar to the shoulders joints. Underneath that is a thigh swivel. The knee is double jointed. The lower part of the leg and foot connect to top leg via a peg. This allows the bottom part of the leg to rotate a full 360 degrees. At the ankle we have two hinges. One hinge allows the foot to move up and down. The other hinge allows the leg to move left and right at the ankle. There is a cutout on the insides of the ankles to allow for wider stances.Finally, the toe also has a hinge.
So there you have it, all of the great articulation of the third generation Saint Cloth Myth bodies!
All together, that is 36 points of articulation for just the figure. Of course, each toys total articulation count will be different due to varied articulation points between each character's armor. Also, the actual articulation of each toy with the armor on will vary due to the restrictive nature of some of the armors designs.