figma Motoko Kusanagi

Finally back from my hiatus and despite promising to review a large item I couldn’t make it in time; here’s a relatively fast review of a newly-released item instead.

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It’s been almost 2 years since I last bought a figma. I guess it’s because I haven’t been watching the latest anime du jour and recent figma figures have just been trying to capitalize on trends. IMG_4777 - Copy

I jumped on this right away as I am a huge fan of Ghost in the Shell, but have been too lazy to start watching Arise.

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Package contents. You get an extra fringe part, two extra faces, 2 weapons, an extra bust part and 4 extra pairs of hands.

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Overall views. Some people may have preferred her leotard-only look which reveals much more flesh. I don’t really like the cuts on the jacket which is made of soft plastic but they’re there for articulation.

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Close-up you’ll notice the sculpt of the hair is really soft and mushy. I expected something a little better than that.

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The extra fringe part is just a tad better, with the hair blowing in the wind. For the shouting face, the inside of the mouth is also painted.

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The second extra face is of her smiling.

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There is a nice contrast between the glossy jacket and the matte leotard.

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The extra bust piece ostensibly allows for easier posing of the Major holding weapons with both hands.

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Ports are printed on the back of the neck.

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Somehow I think the peg hole on the back is an eyesore, but it has always existed on every figma figure. Also no fabled butt technology is present on this figure haha.

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Seburo M-5.

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Seburo C-26A with removable suppressor. It can also be held with both hands.

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Articulation. I’ve heard there were several changes to the line over the years so I’m a bit out of date. On this particular figure the neck is double-jointed.

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There are ball joints located in the upper torso and waist allowing for a wide range of motion in all directions.

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Arms are standard fare, but the wrists now have tiny joints so the hands look slightly better and the long sleeves effectively hide the joints.

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As there isn’t much clothing in the way, it’s easy to get the figure in a kneeling position. The toes of the feet are also articulated.

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I’m not sure if the extra bust part really makes a huge improvement in articulation.

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I stopped buying figma figures for a long while because of their ever-rising prices, but this time they are kinda offset due to the currently weak Japanese Yen. I also used some points which I have stored to pretty much pay for this figure. Apart from the poor-looking hair this is a decent articulated figure of the Major that is also in scale with many other figures. With the possibility that Max Factory might throw out other variations of her, it’s therefore a more attractive toy to consider.

★★★☆☆

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7 thoughts on “figma Motoko Kusanagi”

  1. looks nice 😀 for detail sake I wish they give her the handgun holster that usually right on her back right above her ass 😛 at least that what i remember from the anime lol

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