Dynasty Warriors 4 mini-figures Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao

A cute little one this time. I bought these figures so long ago I can’t quite rember, it was back when i started collecting figures and would settle for even small ones. These days though I rarely buy mini-figures, and have my old ones packed away somewhere, but even now I am a religious fan od Da Qiao. Though her Dynasty Warriors 4 costume is not really my favourite, I couldnt resisit buying a figure of her even if it was tiny, and ofcourse you can’t have one without the other! Well actually Da Qiao and Xiao Qiao can only be bought in a set, but I would have bought them both anyway. xD

Arent they a couple of cuties? These figures come packed in the same small box, accompained by a trading card which features both of the young Qiaos. They are posed in the same way as their original CG artwork from this game. Both of Da Qiaos fans and detachable while as the rest of her body is not, however in Xiao Qiaos case both of her fans,the bow located at the back of her obi, and both of her arms come apart.

Taking into concideration that this is a very very small figure, the detailing on the outfit and face is really impressive. Infact, if you compare a bootleg version of a figure of a larger scale, you can see that even the paint job on Da Qiao is much better. The most impressive part of the figure is the beautiful paint-job and the smoothness of her fans.

And now for the little Qiao. The only problem I had with this little one is the fact that she is actually quite difficult to put together believeit or not. I did find howevere that once she is put together she is pretty sturdy and won’t fall apart. The colouring is true to the character, vibrant and eye-catching. Similar to the Da Qiao version the fans are highly impressive in detail as is her clothing.

At the end of the day these figures are only for avid fans of either of the characters or the games which they are from, I doubt a figure collector would find much joy in purchasing these….unless ofcourse your target collection is mini-figures. I myself would pay an unending amount of money for a high wuality large scale version of these ladies!

Overall rating: 7/10

Non-non Pink Ver. 1/7

Another one of favourites coming up here. Non-non is an original character design from the artist Shunya Yamashita. He is famous for his beautiful artwork of sexy women and creating characters for the Final fantasy series. This figure itself comes in different colour schemes, the original which is a dark pink and dark blue, the pink version which is the one I own, and the black version. Though different colours all of them are in the same pose as the original artwork.

As you can see the pose from the original artwork is very well represented on this particular figurine. The prototype shown in most places seems to have more colour to it than the actual product, as in the pink in the dress is more present and noticeable whereas an actual fact it is quite fait. Her stand shows lovely oriental style patterns which i really like, the plain black stands that most figures are subjected to really down the quality if you ask me. In the original the back of the dress is long, but in this (and the black) it is short as to show off her panties! >>; This may be a plus for some, a minus for others. Either way I find her to be a stunning figure, I love the pink theme and I prefer this over the black or the original. Her sword can easily be slipped into her hands as the top of it comes off,  it was also clean and simple to attach her to the stand.

I was quite surprised at how lovely the detail was on her face. I love the expression, rather provocative but at the same time capturing that sexy feel without being dirty or perverted which I find very appealing. Her eyes are just gorgeous, I love the long lashes and the detail put into them, this really adds marks onto this figure for me.

Overall score: 8.5/10

If your thinking of buying this figure remember that it is available in different colours, to my knowledge there are also resin figures available of Non-non in the original artwork of the pink version.