Originally, the Archetype Next (Max Factory) was supposed to be shipped in October but they rescheduled it to this month. Getting it earlier made me unable to get accessories for the figurines in time so they’ll be a 2nd review on how these figurines work with items like guns. Hopefully it will arrive soon but I have no update on when those items will be shipped yet... (●´⌓`●)
So let’s look at the packaging...
My 1st thoughts...not impressed. ಠ_ಠ
When I see Max Factory’s figmas...I usually see a nice box. But its the contents that are important, right?
Only 1 stand, 2 extra hands in different poses and extra ball joints. I have no idea how to use that tiny translucent part because the instructions hardly says anything. I suppose 3 pairs of hands is enough for the majority of poses and its according to the price.
Time to pose! o(≧∇≦o)
The shoulder looks a little hunched but by adjusting the head and neck, it would look normal.
It would take more than 30 minutes of fiddling to get this duo pose. Thanks to the Male Archetype Next. （；¬＿¬)
The Male figma has some parts that are easy to move and the others are hard to move. This makes it into some puzzle solving game that eventually I would know by instinct on how to move the Male. But there was definitely the feeling of frustration for awhile...Maybe I just have a bad product? Sticking the stand into him was another chore that ended up with a mostly unnoticeable scratch on his back.
The Female figma was a JOY (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ to work with. She was easy to move and she felt a lot more flexible than the Male figma. Her stand is even easier to put into her back. I just feel that the Female have more love than the Male from the creator...
Except for one of her hands where the mold parts sticks out noticeably...
Here’s a few more poses, ୧( ͡◕ д ◕͡ )୨
Tune in for the 2nd part! ヾ(≧∇≦*)ゝ
Price: About 28 to nearly 30 USD depending on where you buy it.
Manufacturer: Max Factory
Archetype Next He:
Archetype Next She:
Disclaimer: Both figurines were bought with my own money.
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Edit: 2nd part the review is UP!