Hopefully, this news means some new FLGs will be coming. I've always wondered, for example, why ILF does almost nothing with Brazzers and Naughty America. Brazzers, in particular, is the most heavily-trafficked porn site in the world, and although there is a discount portal, ILF still have only one major (note major) "Brazzers girl" in their lineup--Lisa Ann. I've always wondered why we never got sleeves for Shyla Stylez, Ava Devine, Phoenix Marie, Diamond Foxxx (Full Disclosure: My favorite), Rachel Roxxx, Jayden Jaymes et al., and why ILF didn't mold some or all of them and then set up an online storefront for a Brazzers lineup that could be accessed from either party's site. Sure, there would be some revenue-sharing, but the amount of traffic that Brazzers, Naughty America and the other major labels like Elegant Angel, Evil Angel, Wicked, etc. would bring to ILF is surely nothing to sneeze at? And it's not like the major models that shoot for those sites don't have legions of Twitter followers to whom they could promote their Fleshlights, is it? The idea seems to sell itself: ILF sells product, the company gets to sell the idea of "fucking" their top stars to the fans.
And for their part, ILF could occasionally offer new textures and a choice of model to go with the texture.
But maybe I'm just dumb.
honestly am not bothered as long as this means new FL girls
to be honest I think it is a good idea to keep it one texture for each orifice because it takes far too long to decide otherwise
To all those people complaining...
Eh, if it made sense I would understand. I'm just not a fan of being pressured to buy something. I put off my bi-hive order a while ago and I don't like thinking I have to get it now or it will be gone. They tricked buyers with the mini-lotus, stuff like that also affects my mindset when deciding on a purchase.
I feel that once they have changed them all to lotus they will bring out many new FL girls regularly to keep fans happy. To be honest I would much rather buy new girls than new textures. I thought the main part of the excitment of owning a FL was being able to fuck your favourite pornstar
I dont know, I'm not buying a texture again for the girl. There might be like 2 or 3 pornstars (that are not even FLGs yet) that could make me reconsider this, but I doubt I would do it.
Also, I thought the FLG's cost 10 more than regular sleeves. Keeping the signature textures there = more money? I don't remember.
I appreciate the heads up on this. A little more info on what's coming up would be nice.
I doubt the textures are going anywhere, it would be ridiculous to take all those amazing textures they've developed (including those more recently released) which have great reviews and a following and just throw them away.
I'm hoping they'll be moved to the cheaper standard line with non-pornstar orifices that don't have any expensive contracts attached to them. I'm also hoping they keep them sleeve only.
This would make the most sense as they'd be able to keep their prices down (one of the main complaints about fleshlights compared to their competitors) and still offer an amazing selection of sensations.
I do wonder though how the FLG/FJB lines will fair though without their signature textures. Me personally, I already have the lotus and forbidden and as much as I like the lotus I doubt I would buy another one unless it was rather cheap. I don't really care what slightly different orifices it has on it (unless it's something really out there like the alien), I mainly care how great it feels.
Last edited by Rayne; 03-30-2013 at 02:52 PM.
For me personally, I bought the fleshlight girls so that I could jack with her while watching a porn movie with her in it. This was all the fun for me as I was literally seeing and feeling her vaginal lips wrapped around my penis as her lips were being spread by a male porn star on the screen. It also gave me incentive to buy as many movies with the fleshgirl as the star in these movies. I'd rather have the signature line with different textures inside. I rather enjoyed the different feelings provided by those different textures. I also enjoyed collecting all the different girls with their different textures. What motivation would I have just to buy the girls with all the same standard lotus texture, even if they were my favorite porn stars? I also wouldn't mind spending the extra $10 for the fleshlight girl verses the standard fleshlight vaginal outer mold. There is a big difference in the feel of the flesh of the girl's mold verses the original flesh used for the original, stu, etc. I just don't understand this move unless they plan to reintroduce new girls into the line-up, which I doubt they will do as it just wouldn't seem logical with the move of getting rid of the signature lineup.
I feel like they only say that to push the sales!
But if they really take them out forever, tuey are f*****g stupid!
I don't get why companies take out super successfull products for new stuff, that isn't safe to be successful as the former ones.
When you really think they are then just release them too.
2 very successful things for sale. What you want more?
Or the big boss got way too hungry for more money, got long pockets and short arms and doesn't want to pay for the girls contracts anymore.
So he wants a product which brings money like the FLG line without any extra expenses like the girls contracts!
Last edited by SativaRoseLover; 03-30-2013 at 03:14 PM.
What they are doing is very risky in this economic environment. Sometimes it is best to leave what works and slowly introduce the new. Whenever you introduce something new, it will be a risky move all-around. Unless they plan to make something unusual or very popular in a slightly lower price, I just don't see how they will make as much money.
It's their risk, so I don't care.
I'll see what the replacement for the FLGs which I loved and which got me to FL is like and if it's bullshit........they lost a customer!
Honestly NOTHING of the recently released stuff was really good imo, so why should the FLG replacement will be as good or better as FLG is or was?
I really doubt it!
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As it turns out, when the announcement came out I already had every single signature texture of the current FLG lineup, plus a Jenna Haze Forbidden and Asa Akira Swallow. So I have all the FLG textures and this weird ILF move doesn't affect me personally. Maybe it's time for me to stop being such a collector. If ILF comes out with more interesting products I'll be interested, but otherwise I have more than enough to keep me happy for a long time to come.
But did I get that right guys?
They "ONLY" stop selling the signatures and the normal (Lotus + Swallow) will still be on sale?
If so, they maybe create some very new textures which are available with every of the girls to save production costs.
I guess I'll weigh in on the announcement. I dont think the textures are going anywhere, that would kill sales. I dont think its because the pornstar's contracts are too expensive. What I think is going on, and this is only speculation, ILF has decided to no longer associate exclusive textures with specific porn stars. This gives them much more flexibility and the ability to add many more girls to the lineup without developing a new texture for each girl. Lotus, Swallow, and Forbidden will be the standard textures for each girl molded, but they may now offer a build your own for the fleshlight girls and add many more stars to choose from. Which you would be able to choose from the exclusive textures we all love. I'm actually excited about this if I'm right cause we could get some really nice molds of stars soon.
I hope so. There's a few textures I would definitely go for if they were available with other orifices. Some of the girl orifices don't appeal nearly as much as others, while having quite nice looking textures. So IF this is the direction they're going, I welcome it. But I shall just wait and see what is going on.
I know that I've read lots of complaints about the Lotus texture. I like it, but honestly I did find that it does get kind of boring after a while. The only two signature sleeves I bought were the love humps and lotus garden, and I like both of them.
Now I honestly imagine that a "build your own" option would be cost prohibitive for all the combinations they offer in terms of setting up the molds and stuff. You don't know how many you need, how many you can sell, etc.
However I'd like to offer another suggestion, if possible: Start mixing up the textures and periodically change what special textures are offered. Basically, start offering the old "signature" textures with other FLGs for a few months at a time. It would be a way to keep some variety in the lineup, but if the special textures were limited to two, three, or even four FLGs at a time, it might help with the problem that I'm sure fleshlight is experiencing at this time: they probably have too many possible combinations to easily handle it.
Right now there isn't anything that interests me, but if the mini-forbidden were to be brought back, or if some of the signature textures were offered for different FLGs, or even, as odd as this might sound, if some of the original textures were offered with an FLG, I might just be convinced to buy.
I cant really imagine that there isnt a way to come up with a flexible way to combine molds with textures. like having the master (negative) stencils seperate to be able to combine whatever is needed.
This way I imagine it would even be possible to have various inner texture pieces stacked into one another so make custom textures..
Then again, I'm not an engineer. Maybe I should become one
Made a crappy drawing.. cant imagine something like that isnt doable at all... and I'm not even talking about the custom thing, since there are more than enough textures that I would buy before considering a custom one.
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Hmm, guess this means I need to finally decide between Love Humps or Vortex before they're gone...
I was leaning towards Love Humps because I'm looking for a lower intensity sleeve for long FLights. My Wonder Wave is great for quickies but very hard to use for longer than 30 minutes. If there's a better insert for very long edging sessions and staying wet, I'd get that or maybe both.
I have the Love Humps and like it a lot for low intensity. It also holds lube well because of the depth between the humps.
I want to get a Vortex too.
A) ILF needs to manufacture every girl/texture variants... far more variants than the old FLG signature texture approach.
B) Manufacture sleeves for each customer order = higher price and longer order fulfilment time.
Either case, ILF needs to have moulds for every girl/texture variant they decide to offer, which sounds expensive.
I'll address B first. While it would be nice if they would offer every possible combination, and I would certainly purchase a few custom sleeves, I know that the costs associated would be far too great to be practical at current prices, and if prices were raised to make it worth wile, I imagine the product would be too expensive to sell.
The only way this might work is, assuming that at least one part of the mold was very easy to change in just a few seconds, for example the orifice, would be to wait until they had a large enough order for a certain texture and then crank out the variations in mass. Failing that, lets say that Fleshlight calculated that they needed to make and sell 3,540 sleeves to make it worthwhile. Then the answer would be to simply wait until 3,540 people ordered a custom combination and then do a run.
As for A, yes, far more possible variants than before, but not necessarily far more actual variants. For example, if they decided to offer only three FLGs with one each special texture for a three or four month period, it would be a much smaller number of actual combinations.
I hope its time to introduce realistic internal orifice!!
Even though I have only had my Alien Fleshlight for about a month, I went ahead and ordered a Misty Stone Bump and Grind. That was one of the ones I was thinking about getting for my next sleeve and decided that I better get one. I ordered it on amazon since I have an account there already and it states that it ships directly from ILF so I know that it will be a genuine FL. I also ordered a 32oz. bottle of Gun Oil H2O lube because of the reviews I have seen about it on this site. It should be here in about a week so I am already eagerly awaiting the new addition to my FL collection.
what two Girls that are being discounted are a must have i already have Stoya. I was thinking the speed bump, but the instructor looks good and easy to travel with. i am looking for a tight and intense sleeve and a relaxed sleeve for a lazy afternoon wank session. thanks.
The Mary Queen (Miela) Mini-Lotus is highly recommended for a tight and fairly intense sleeve that is also realistic. The Primal from the Fleshlight girls Euro line is also highly intense and tight. But if the Stoya you mention having is the Stoya Destroya most people say it is so similar to Primal that it isn't worth getting.
I really like the Teagan Love Humps for low intensity. It's still above average tightness or so.
I was thinking about the riley steel nipple alley is what i meant
I was actually bored and decided to check up few internet sex shops of what they have in stock cause it got me curious
it was rly no suprise that there was only basic stuff, fleshlight alien? - tough luck bro...; FLGirls series? - yes!, plenty, all with lotus texture!; FL Flight? - uhm, maybe you should ask at Lufthansa...
it is like "hey, do you have fleshlight of model BiBi Jones with bi-hive textures?", "no, sorry! but we have over 9000 of this amazing fleshlight pink lady original toys in our stock for just 49.99, you wont regret!"
so yea... it might be hard to believe that for 'forum minority' but imo just blame wholesale buyers who prefer to buy and sell just the very basic stuff cause its hard to explain to random pleb that destroya texture wont cut his 4' dick in half
its like supermarkets, you can find only mainstream stuff, generally basic textures, STU, sometimes ICE and mainstream hardcore porn stars (Jenna Haze? sure, Piper Fawn? lol, who would buy a readhead who doesnt have 50 anal videos on her account... /sigh), all with lotus texture because only outside and how well you present/advertise product is important and not whats inside and rly matters
dunno, i had a cynical smile when i was searching but now it made me annoyed as im finishing writing... tough luck bro (srsly i hate this sentence)
I'd love to have a fleshlight of her muffin.
now i want a muffin
Wow, I just saw the email and had to log in to see what was going on. Crazy. I have a girlfriend right now so I haven't really needed to break out the fleshlights in a long time, but my Twista was getting worn. I was thinking of getting a new one for a while. I don't know whether to jump on it or just forget it. The Twista texture just felt so good, it blows my mind that it's going away.
Any chance the signature textures will be replaced by something else? Y are they doing this, i would have thought they sold better than the lotus and this is a stupid move.
So matter what ILF have planned to replace the signature textures, I have a very hard time imagining anything but less texture and orifice choices :P
I would welcome a new case design though as long as it's compatible with the old sleeves.
I wonder what the company will do. Sure it's a financial boost now but what will they do once their stock runs out? I don't think they are quitting, otherwise they would have told us and people would hoard all remaining fleshlights (you know who you are hoarders ). I don't think this product makes a loss, they are cheap to produce and it's got great branding cause when people see a male masturbator they compare it with the fleshlight and most people looking into this stuff know the name fleshlight. And this is somewhat of bad PR that they will stop the line-up of signatures without telling future plans. Fleshlight producs are like drugs, once you had one you need more. No I think they are changing things up to the Apple business model (only a few good selling quality products). Just a few inserts which sell good without the porn name attached to it. why would they pay a person money if they don't have to right? Because let's face it people buy the variety of different inserts and not the outside. a nice looking vagina is fine with me and I don't care if it's modeled after Jesse Jane or Stoya. My penis has no eyes and I'm not watching the fleshlight I'm probably watching my gf using it on me or some kind of adult material. It could also be the case that they want to end the contracts with the current stars and make more money on new ones such as Christy Mack or Jessica Robbins. Maybe they will reduce the fleshlight range and produce more for the Flight. As they already brought more variety with the white ones. Also why not SIAC's without alcohol but hidden as an energy drink or something.
Edit: so the company saysNote: Once our stock is depleted, the Fleshlight Girls line of products will still be available, but only in the Lotus, Swallow, and Forbidden textures.
So I guess they are going the Apple route and only keep the best sellers in order to keep it simple. Although I find it strange as many of you buy most textures and even doubles.
Last edited by bbaasje; 04-05-2013 at 09:49 AM.