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.
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.
Package contents. You get an extra fringe part, two extra faces, 2 weapons, an extra bust part and 4 extra pairs of hands.
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.
Close-up you’ll notice the sculpt of the hair is really soft and mushy. I expected something a little better than that.
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.
The second extra face is of her smiling.
There is a nice contrast between the glossy jacket and the matte leotard.
The extra bust piece ostensibly allows for easier posing of the Major holding weapons with both hands.
Ports are printed on the back of the neck.
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.
Seburo C-26A with removable suppressor. It can also be held with both hands.
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 I’ve heard there were several changes to the line over the years so I’m a bit out of date.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.
There are ball joints located in the upper torso and waist allowing for a wide range of motion in all directions.
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.
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.
I’m not sure if the extra bust part really makes a huge improvement in articulation.
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.