The 2nd part is HERE! (´｡✪ω✪｡｀) This time, we’re looking into how well these figurines work with accessories and some conclusions I’ve arrived.
If you haven’t read the 1st part of this review,
And a video showing some 360° views and a detail look at the joints and its limitations.
Let’s start! ♡✧( ु•⌄• )
Sitting was one the easiest poses to do, so let’s go up a notch...
Hmm, what’s this?
Oh, ahahaha...(#ﾟﾛﾟ#) so we’re going in this direction...
Another position that wasn’t too hard to do. Size wise the bathtub’s feet might be somewhat big.
Again the Female was easy to use while the Male was a little harder due to his right arm being stressed here and the joint pops out but easily fixable. If you watch the video, I did press the body a bit to show the flexibility of the material.
A different perspective of the same pose. Its actually not that easy prying the fingers open because I fear about breaking it even through its flexible so for the swords, I just plop in through the opening of the ‘grabbing’ hands.
And it did resulted in the sword’s paint smeared onto the skin...
A type 89 rifle here, which I’m glad it worked out fine because this rifle has many parts which the tiniest part measuring at nearly 2mm, flew and disappeared due to being squeezed by a tweezer with too much strength and thus I had to carve the itsy bitsy part out of the waste from the material kit...(ᗒᗩᗕ)՞
But certain rifles like the SVD & PSO-1 which are thick, are unable to hold properly...as seen below.
Even with the right size I was never able to slot a finger into the trigger...
Or even with a handgun...Some handguns are too thick even for the Male even though the set was said to be specially made for Max Factory’s figma.
At least I managed get some cool moves even if it is impractical in real life. And I get to know the sizes and perspective of the guns in relative to humans a lot more easily.
- A flexible body which makes it harder to break the body and joints
- Easy to pop joints back in
- More articulations than a wooden mannequin (about 20 if including the spine which has a few articulations).
- Budget Friendly (28 USD to 30USD depending on the online shop)
- Hand sets feels not great for large guns because fingers cannot move easily
- Because of its size (14 cm Male, 13.5cm Female), standard lens for DSLR cameras might have trouble getting close ups on the figurines. You might need a special smartphone camera accessory for close ups.
- The Male does not move as easily as the Female. But I was able to pose it easier as I learned how the Male functions.
Great for any beginners, intermediate or even professionals. I had a great time posing these 2 figurines together and will likely keep using it.
But is it the best poseable art figurine?〈(゜。゜)
Not exactly, there’s a better figurine called the S.F.B.T 3. But it costs a little more than 300USD these days...You can check out my review if you’re interested.
Since I have a few more pictures, enjoy! ヾ(｡･ω･｡)
Where to buy (Currently available):
Accessories used in this article:
Hasegawa’s 1/12 School Chairs & Desk (requires some muscle work as it has many parts for 3 sets)
Doyusha’s Katana 2 (Black) (A little cutting only for the sword stand, sheath is unable to keep the katana inside)
Platz’s Realistic Handguns (Little work)
Platz’s Realistic Rifles (HELL...extremely tiny bits, requires glue and dexterity)
Bathtub from Daiso (Japanese 100 yen store) in the Gardening section
Plastic Turn Table AKA Lazy Susan from Daiso
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Disclaimer: Both figurines & accessories were bought with author’s own money.
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