Sweet, sweet Yoko, how you make me happy on my shelf. Not that I didn’t already have a plethora of Yokos on my shelf, but what is one more? A new pose, and some great hair. Gotta love Yoko.
A full standing pose this in this statue by Sega. Somewhat simplistic in design, this statue makes up for it in detail. From her fantastic outfit, to her long flowing hair. This is a great representation of the sniper wielding beauty. Though I do miss seeing her with a sniper rifle somewhere nearby.
This is a well designed figure that looks great from any angle. With her head twisted to the side, and her upper body coming around, this allows for a very simple yet dynamic stance, that is accentuated by her giant ponytail that flows with her movements.
She is not my first Yoko, and truth be told, she will probably not be my last. There are some statues that have way more fine detail, but this one stands on her own. She was a great find at the San Jose Toy Show a few months back. That is a whole lot of red hair stuffed on that shelf. I am sure I can make room for more. 😉
“She’s got legs, and she knows how to use them.” Chun-Li is one of my favorite Street Fighter characters, and this Kotobukiya statue has done great justice to the original character. She has her amazingly detailed outfit, in beauitful blue, gold and white. Her skirt has a great flow that gives the impression of movement. Her buns have small tassels that help to also convey the movement. As the statue is rotated, it is clear, as with all other Koto statues, that this was meant to be viewed from all sides, making me a little sad that I don’t have a display case in the middle of the room. This is an excellent figure. I was a little worried at some of the pictures I saw when she was first revealed. Her legs looked giant. She is supposed to have big legs, but I was afraid they were going crazy with it. Thankfully, with her in hand, that is not the case. She still looks like she could kick my head off though. Definitely a must for Chun-Li or Street Fighter fans. This will also combine with the upcoming Cammy figure to allow the two to face off. Sweet!
The third of my three new statues. Psylocke is a favorite from way back in the day of my comic collecting life.
She comes with dual samurai swords, which makes for a really cool stance. She is much more upright than a lot of the other Bishoujo statues. She has some great paint, including the wonderful difference between the shiny clothing and the matte of her skin.
Again with the Kotobukiya figures, the clothes are pretty much the same design as the comic versions. The only difference is in the face. WIth Psylocke, she has a bit of an extra anime look to her with the purple hair and swords. She could easily come from any number of anime movies.
A friend of mine is moving from here in California, out to Colorado. In an effort to make his move easier, he began a purging process, which included some of his Ame-Comi and Bishoujo figures. That is to my befit, as I am not in the mood to purge, and actually very accepting of hand-outs.
Today is a 2008 classic, Huntress. She is decked out in an amazing layer of cloth and leather.
The details are quite spectacular on this figure. I am sure the Ame-Comi team had a great time sculpting this one.
She is pretty angry looking. Watch out for her vengeance as well as her cross-bows.
Sakuya is quite a girl. Okay, I really know nothing about her. She is another character from a video game, and I was drawn to her by her fabulous outfit, and the giant sword that is the size of her body.
She is a slender figure with a great body. She is accentuated by a great dress, and an amazing pair of pony tails that coil at the end. There is a lot going on in this figure. I am glad she is 1/6th scale to make sure all of the details are there. This figure is definitely driven by the sword and the base. The flames of the base make for a great base unlike any other in my collection. Not just another plastic disk. The sword, with it’s giant size still looks like it could somehow be wielded by this petite creature. I think it may be due to the transparent appearance of the center part of the sword.
She has a happy appearance on her face. I didn’t expect this from a girl standing in a fire wielding a giant sword, but whatever floats her boat.
In case one is so inclined, the underskirt can be removed to show a little more leg and cheek. I am not really sure why there was so much trouble to allow the viewer to remove the small piece of clothing. It could be due to the way the figure is built, and it is actually just the way she is assembled. With the way Kotobukiya takes care in packaging, she has to come all apart to get all of the plastic from between parts that could rub together anyway.
In all, a great figure. She is standing tall (quite literally, in the 1/6th scale) on display in my collection. She is very bright and noticeable every time I go in the room. I have seen a lot of people use her sword for other figures as well, since it is a separate piece. Pretty versatile there, but she looks weird not holding anything at all.
The real reason for getting my new photo booth up and running is not to take pictures of Transformers. Of course, that is a good plus, but I had bought my most expensive anime statue to date, and I did not think the old way I was taking pictures would do her justice. Today I present to you, in all her glory (literally), Branwen from Queen’s Blade Rebellion.
What we start with is an 11.25 inch statue on a real wood base. She is expertly sculpted with just the right amount of everything, everywhere. There is a lot to admire about this giant statue, but I think my favorite part is her hair. The sculpting on her hair is some of the best hair sculpting I have ever seen on any figure.
She has cute little pouty lips with the slightest bit of gloss on them that accentuates the delicate features of her face. Her piercing blue eyes really stand out on a stature that is otherwise a mixture of mostly earth tones. I really like the cables that go around her body. They really give a sense of movement.
There are a lot of variations you can make with this figure. Her ball and chain (super heavy by the way) is removable as well as her sword. Her small shield seems to be removable, but I could not figure out how to do it without risking breaking something. She is also a cast-off figure. Her bikini is removable. The back of the bikini top as well as both ends of the bottoms, go into small tabs between the corset and her skin. It is not noticeable at all. If you want to see those pictures and many more from this set, go to my flicker page to get a full view.