Friday, August 07, 2009

Yoko the Busty PVC Bounty Hunter


Got an unusually large box from Hobby Search today containing three items: Bounty Hunter Yoko Littner (Littner, really? Ritona sounds so much better), Revoltech Super Galaxy Gurren-Lagann and last but not least a box of Dragon Quest IX "Character Making Figure". By now I know the approximate size of a box of small trading figure types, Yoko is 1/8 scale, and the size of Revoltech boxes is damned-near uniform, so I couldn't figure out why the box they were shipped in was ginormous.

Then I got it home and opened it. Yoko's box was, for some reason, huge. Huge when compared with the normal 1/8 figure box, anyway. They set her base at the bottom, flat, that's the only reason I think it was as wide as it was. Other than that, her coat sort of sticks out a bit - still if you look at the pics I've taken of the box, it still doesn't reach anywhere near that width. Perhaps they were just that worried that a $75 figure would suffer from broken cape syndrome?
At any rate, none of the products disappointed. I've been looking forward to this Yoko since February or so, when her preorder opened and she did not fail to impress. From her boots to her abs to her facial expression and clothes, this iteration of Yoko is excellent. I'm especially impressed that they didn't make the face lopsided or not capture her look properly, which is the problem I have with most of the Yoko PVCs I've not bought. There seem to be certain characters that most artists have difficulty with rendering their face in 3-D, and Yoko seems to be one of them. Louise, from Zero no Tsukaima seems to be the other that stands out in my mind.
The Revoltech Super Galaxy Gurren-Lagann is a pretty standard Revoltech model. I have a weakness for this series, especially its mecha, so I've gotten every version of GL they've made with the exception of the Gurren and Lagann one they produced in June, I think it was. He comes with the standard sunglasses, drills, extra hands and such.
Lastly, the Dragon Quest IX Character Making Figures are kinda cool. I purchased all 3 of the Roto sets as well as the equipment sets in box form before and I was angry to find that every time, despite each series (outside of the equipment one) containing less than 12 items - which was the number you'd get in a box - I'd never collect all of them in one box. I assumed SquEnix did this on purpose for people who bought a box at a time. However, this time I was pleasantly surprised that the 12 boxes yielded a full set and then some. There are only about 6 characters in the set, but a few of the same come with different elements of Roto's armor/sword in place of the items they'd come with in their "normal" version. They're called "Character Making Figures" because you can not only swap the Roto equipment, but any hair/face/body/weapon combination you can think of, like making your character in the game. (Which, I find the figures a lot more entertaining than the game itself, unfortunately)

1 comment :

Otaku Dan said...

that yoko figure is sexy, I really need to get her