Oh man, I thought there was going to be a fist fight over this figurine between my wife and I. I wanted it, she said we couldn’t afford it, I used points at Hobby Search and then she was still not happy. I saw that it was by Max Factory and the detail on it and decided I had to have it. She apparently did not care… But we got it and here it is!
The figurine that has been dubbed“Samurai” because I know nothing of it, has fallen prey to my random desire/need for a figurine I saw pictures of. As previously stated, this was made by Max Factory and was sculpted by Shining Wizard @ Sawachika who has also done our Elsie figurine and is doing our Hacker figurine. This pleases me as the production quality of Elsie was high and now seeing this and knowing it’s done by the same person who is doing our soon to be hacker? I now know that Hacker will be epic as well.
While collecting figurines over the years has probably made me a little less excited about a random release like this, I do find that this one does rekindle the flame a little bit. It’s nice to have another mystery figurine that I really know nothing about expect that it’s just an example of doing everything right…
Let’s talk about the goodness of this first. The attention to detail is just excellent. All of the small details on this figurine like the white lacey stuff around the edges of her neck and wrist is just flawless. This seriously is an example of a figurine that sadly we will not be able to do full justice without a macro lens. When we eventually do get one, this figurine will be top on the list of something that is reshot if we re-shoot any.
The pose the figurine is in again is loose and free flowing which adds a lifelike characteristic to the figurine that I enjoy. I like seeing on her mid drift how the shirt is pushed against her and rippling in what appears to be a wind, which of course matches in line with the way her hair is blowing and skirt.
The cloths she is wearing borders on cute with a deadly seriousness which comes from her pose. The fact that she is brandishing a large sword as well as a knife on her hip adds to the effect of dangerous. The shape of her face and look in her eyes tells of a no nonsense attitude…. everything flows together really well in this figurine. I do like the armoring on her left arm, it adds something to the figure because it does look so out of place.
Moving onto some things I do dislike, this does come down to more opinion then anything… I suppose the thing I dislike the most which would make some people go “wtf why are you looking at those” is the panties. I am not a fan of the too small panties like that, the ones that show the ass crack… just seems out of place on a character that has this kind of aura. As well I would of liked to see a little bit more done with the base. The symbol with a textured effect just doesn’t do it for me.
All in all, this is a excellent figurine, I do not regret purchasing this even though we were tight on money for the month. If I let this figurine go by, it would have been another one added to the list of endless regret and eventual eBay purchase of 200+ dollars. I’ll rank this up at a 92% and as a must buy for anyone.
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As usual, thanks for reading and commenting and such, here is a AMV for u all. HAND PICKED by yours truly… not like they ever aren’t.