Went around looking for a Figma Tsukasa but found a few at an exorbitant price in a certain shop. Ended up giving into temptation in another and got a Kagamin instead. I also found the SHF Momotaros DX Set but held back. SHF Urataros was also available, and looking at it made me realise how big a hole my pocket would have if I decided to get all the Imagins.
Package view of Hiiragi Kagami from the Lucky Star anime. Was told by the shopkeeper that he could not be sure whether there would be a restock as the company usually makes single production runs. If all else fails, I might really have to settle for daylight robbery Tsukasa…
Package contents. An extra face, 4 pairs of hands, a pair holding a book, stickers for the book, a ziploc bag for containing bits of stuff and a stand. As good as Bandai’s Damashii Stage stands.
Having the figure stand without the aid of the stand is difficult due to the tiny feet. The figure is made from a mixture of rigid and soft PVC. Soft PVC is used for the uniform collar and skirt. It is way softer compared to the soft material on a Revoltech figure. The hair is more rigid but slightly bendable.
Swivel joints are used throughout the figure. Almost Revoltech-like, but the flat ellipsoid shape reduces twisting range. It’s not much of an issue because the feet are so small and can barely keep the figure up without tipping over at the slightest disturbance. The joints are tight so one may need to be a little careful with them lest they break.
I like the laughing expression. The most flexible part of the figure seems to be its waist. A ball joint located inside gives the body flexibility to bend forward, allowing her to sit on the ground without falling back.
Kagamin enjoys a good read. The tiny ball joints on the hands are very tight inside the wrists and require some caution in removing and replacing them. The twin tails are on ball joints, giving them a wide range of movement.
Size and articulation comparison. Of course, the range of articulation for the Figma line is far behind compared to the SH Figuarts. The Figma lacks a swivelling shoulder joint like that on the SHF or Fraulein Revoltech line.
Kagamin attempts to heft a sword (not included). There are no other item-wielding hands besides those for the book which have a tab to keep them in place.
I also saw the Fraulein Revoltech Suzumiya Haruhi Culture Festival Version figures but they were much more expensive than previous figures. Also, Figma is waging a full-on battle and also has a Maid Mikuru announced. Which line should I go…