Actual Size?

Actual Size?

hornypoet69 hornypoet69
So I recently received the B-Bomb by Tantus. It seemed a bit bigger than what I was expecting, but I didn't think much of it, since getting an idea of size on a screen is difficult. When I went to use it, it was much more painful than I had hoped, so I went back to check the listing. It's diameter was listed at 1 1/4 inches, whereas my measurements made it seem closer to 1 1/2. I checked the tantus website, and it said it was 1.4 inches. The reason I purchased this particular plug was because the measurements on this site had it at only 1/4 inch larger than my first toy, the Tantus Silk Small, which is listed as 1 inch in diameter. However, some measurements and a trip to the Tantus website, revealed it was actually 3/4 of an inch. So while I was expecting a toy that was 25% larger than my first, I actually got one that was nearly 100% percent larger, which I'm sure explains my pain. I checked the "actual size" feature on the B-bomb, and found it to be nowhere near actual size. See the following picture.

Not actual size

Does anyone mind explaining all of this to me?
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Illusional Illusional
Good god.... damn
12/31/2010
Kayla Kayla
I think there's probably something somewhere stating that EF real-sizes are just estimates and may be off, but if you're really upset, you can try submitting a support ticket to see if there's anything EF can do for you.

I'll agree, that's a huge size difference though. Screen monitors can make differences in size though for different people.
01/01/2011
AussieSarah AussieSarah
not to be picky or anything as obviously you said the measurements were off.

But the dollar bill that you have held up to the screen doesnt appear to match the image on the screen as it should to give the proper image size. THis may be one of the reasons for the plug appearing to be bigger than the website shows
01/01/2011
hornypoet69 hornypoet69
Quote:
Originally posted by AussieSarah
not to be picky or anything as obviously you said the measurements were off.

But the dollar bill that you have held up to the screen doesnt appear to match the image on the screen as it should to give the proper image size. THis may be one of ...
The dollar bill is crinkled, and the picture is poor quality. But even if it was off as much as the image suggests, it shouldn't make that much of a size difference. I don't plan on getting a refund or anything, since I will be able to use this toy at some point. I'l just have to alter my progression a little bit. And be sure to pay more attention to the manufacturers website than this one, from now on. I just want to make sure this isn't happening with other toys, for my future purchases, and for others.
01/01/2011
ToyGeek ToyGeek
This product has three reviews and none of them caught that size difference. That surprises me, given the usual vigilance of reviewers here. Perhaps something has changed? I find that unlikely, but possible.

Definitely submit a support ticket, so the site specifications can be changed. Also, it wouldn't be a bad idea to do a review yourself, or for someone else who owns this plug to do a review that reflects these dimensions.

Finally, use a credit card instead of a dollar bill. It's slightly easier to line up on the screen, because of the shadow near the rounded corner. Or maybe that's just me.
01/01/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
So far, I've found the actual size pictures to be accurate. I use a ruler to adjust the size.

Sometimes EF's measurements are just wrong though. Plus they round to the nearest 1/4 inch. I wish they'd switch to using the nearest 1/8th of an inch. It makes a difference, at least to me.
01/01/2011
Illusional Illusional
Quote:
Originally posted by Tuesday
So far, I've found the actual size pictures to be accurate. I use a ruler to adjust the size.

Sometimes EF's measurements are just wrong though. Plus they round to the nearest 1/4 inch. I wish they'd switch to using the nearest ...
Ditto.
01/01/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
This product has three reviews and none of them caught that size difference. That surprises me, given the usual vigilance of reviewers here. Perhaps something has changed? I find that unlikely, but possible.

Definitely submit a support ...
Actually, Carrie Ann's review link, which looks like it was the descriptive review, states that the diameter is 1-1/2 inches.

I would definitely submit a support ticket and request the correction.
01/01/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
@horneypoet69- your picture is obviously out of scale. The actual dollar bill is larger than the one on the screen. To get an a more accurate representation of the toy size, you need to slide the zoom bar at the bottom of your screen until the on-screen image of the dollar bill matches the size of the actual dollar that you have draped over your computer monitor. This will help give a better representation of the size of the actual toy.

Sometimes the measurements listed on EF are a little off, but overall I feel they are much better than those provided by any competing sites.

Additionally, I have personally found the actual size pictures to be fairly accurate...once the image is adjusted to the proper scale. I hope this helps.
01/01/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
One more thing... Your picture makes it appear as if the plug in your hand is almost as long as your monitor is tall. The B-bomb is listed as only 4 1/4" long. So either your monitor is quite small or you are holding the plug a little away from the screen and a bit closer to the camera, which makes the plug look considerably larger than it actually is. The B-bomb is actually a modestly sized plug. Many people would consider it suitable for beginners.

I know this doesn't change the fact that Edens measurements for both the B-Bomb and the Small Silk are both a little off. Its just that your picture is misleading and exaggerates the size discrepancy.

At 3/4" the Small Silk is one of the thinest dildos available, so most anything you try will seem large compared to it...even the modestly sized B-bomb. Have you considered the Tantus Lil Flirt? Or maybe the Medium Silk?
01/01/2011
Raggedy Andie Raggedy Andie
I had this problem occur with the Rump Shakers Medium vibrating plug. I did the actual size thing and had my card measured up with the one on the screen but holy crap, there is a huge difference in size between what I received and what was on the screen. I was totally intimidated by it at first and not used to the large size, but I got it in eventually.
01/01/2011
hornypoet69 hornypoet69
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. E
One more thing... Your picture makes it appear as if the plug in your hand is almost as long as your monitor is tall. The B-bomb is listed as only 4 1/4" long. So either your monitor is quite small or you are holding the plug a little away ...
The plug is pressed against the screen, but since it is not "inside" the screen, there's obviously gonna be some discrepancy. And I used a credit card, and found that the adjustment is slightly off. So I'm less upset about the"actual size" feature, though the measurements should probably be fixed. If they do round to the nearest 1/4 inch, then the silk small should be 3/4 of an inch, and the B-Bomb should be 1.5 inches. And the silk medium is actually the next on my list.
01/01/2011
Crystal1 Crystal1
That sucks if it was that big of a size difference! I tested the "view actual size" with my newest vibrator (Blueberry Bliss) and it matched perfectly.
01/02/2011
ScottA ScottA
Take another picture after adjusting your monitor using a ruler against the on-screen ruler.

I third moving to 1/8" in measurments
01/02/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
I just opened the actual size of the B-bomb and held mine up to the screen. The picture on the screen is exactly the same size as the one I'm holding in my hand. Is it possible that your screen is making the image much smaller than it really is? I don't know.

I do agree and wish that EF would be precise with the measurements to at least an 1/8th of an inch.
01/02/2011
hornypoet69 hornypoet69
After making some adjustments, I realized I had the "actual size" feature wrong. I'm sorry about that. But the measurements were wrong, on both the b-bomb and the small silk, even if you round to the nearest 1/4 inch. How do we get that fixed?
01/02/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I just received my B-bomb and the measurements are right on the money, at 1 1/4" dia.

So I wonder if there was maybe two sizes made and only one listed? I am sure Carrie Ann would have measured it and not just went of the site's measurements.

Very weird.
01/06/2011
Mr. E Mr. E
Dwtim,

I feel pretty certain that the B-bomb only comes in one size. It is a fairly new design so I doubt they've made changes to it already.

1.25", 1.4", or 1.5"? Whatever it is, I'd be willing to bet that all Tantus B-Bomb plugs are the exact same size. The differences are likely due to measurement inconsistencies...espe cially if they are using a ruler or tape measure. It is difficult to get accurate cylindrical measurements without the use of calipers, and how many people are actually using calipers to measure their toys? Heck, I've known people who could not read a ruler to begin with. They just couldn't understand all those little dashes.


Thanks for checking your B-bomb measurements. I bet you used calipers that were calibrated and certified by the Dept of Weights and Measures, right?? Sphincters everywhere are counting on you!

Are you planning to write a review on the B-Bomb? I'd be interested in hearing how it compares to other Tantus plugs that you may have. I've been thinking about adding it to my next order.
01/07/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Interesting.
I've never used the actual sizing. I just go by the sizes stated and hope for the best.
I might go check out some of the actual sizes on some ideas I want. That's a pretty cool feature.
I've been shopping Eden since September and didn't even know that existed....lmao.
I swear I go around with my eyes closed at times.
01/07/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. E
Dwtim,

I feel pretty certain that the B-bomb only comes in one size. It is a fairly new design so I doubt they've made changes to it already.

1.25", 1.4", or 1.5"? Whatever it is, I'd be willing to bet that all ...
LOL You know I did. But mine are just regular old calipers. I have worked in the steel industry for about ten years, I can look at something and tell you within 1/16" its size without a tape, for the most part. I also have a cloth tape (like tailors use) that is great for measuring circumference.

But you are right, some people have to count dashes. Whats funny is when they say it is one and 8/16 inches.

Yes I will not only write a review, I will be doing a video as well. In the video I will show I next to the Ryder for a visual comparison.
01/07/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
Interesting.
I've never used the actual sizing. I just go by the sizes stated and hope for the best.
I might go check out some of the actual sizes on some ideas I want. That's a pretty cool feature.
I've been shopping Eden ...
No, it's just that the EF website offers so much that it's impossible to learn everything the first time around.

And Mr. E is exactly correct, the issue is likely people trying to measure the diameter of a round object with a straight ruler. There is always going to be more error involved than if calipers were used. I would assume the measurement listed on the Tantus website is correct.
01/07/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
No, it's just that the EF website offers so much that it's impossible to learn everything the first time around.

And Mr. E is exactly correct, the issue is likely people trying to measure the diameter of a round object with a straight ...
There sure is so much to learn. Not too many days go by where I don't learn something.
It's cool.
01/08/2011
TumorCrunch TumorCrunch
Quote:
Originally posted by hornypoet69
So I recently received the B-Bomb by Tantus. It seemed a bit bigger than what I was expecting, but I didn't think much of it, since getting an idea of size on a screen is difficult. When I went to use it, it was much more painful than I had ...
this has happened to me to with a toy. but i learned to like it...lol.
03/16/2011
slynch slynch
Maybe we can also have measurements listed in millimeters too.
03/16/2011
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