Muramasa The Demon Blade: Momohime 1/8 Scale

When Momohime first was announced and started appearing in online stores, I contemplated buying her quite a few times but always backed out of it. Originally I thought she was part of the new “Samurai Girls” series, however I later discovered she is a relativity new figure released from a rather old Wii game. I have never played the game myself, though I would like to when I have the money to buy it. Next on my list is The new Kingdom Hearts PSP game, and a lovely Miku figurine that I’ve had my eye on for some time.

First things first, the overall colour scheme of this figure is really eye-catching. I love a nice girly pink figure, can’t say i’m too fond of her Turquoise Obi, but apart from that I am very happy. I love the detailing on the flowers complementing her Kimono sleeves, I think these give the overall outfit a little something extra and keeps it from being too plain. One thing that really annoys me about this figure is the pose, yes it is a good idea in theory, though I find that when your are displaying her, her sleeve covers the entire top half of her body!  This is the reason I have taken the pictures a little more to the side, because straight-on you actually cant see much of her.

The stand is a really good idea and has a real unique feel, I really love how the stand is merged into the figure to create a scene. The assembly of the figure was easy enough, however I find that her hand will simply glide off if she is moved about.

As you can see the face isn’t as high quality as the prototype leads you to be, however I can’t be disappointed. I still feel the face is really beautiful, I love the expression, it’s so sweet. Her lips are a very light pink which I really appreciate. (Unlike the Koihime Musou Karin figure! ]:<) The detailing on her head-dress and flowers is top-notch, really looks the part!

Overall score: 8.2/10

This figures is just beautiful and perfect for anyone who doesn’t mind the awkward pose. :3

 
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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.

Koihime Musou: Karin (Sou Sou) 1/8 scale

I recently starting watching the anime Koihime musou, as far as I am aware it was originally a hentai novel? I’m not really into that sort of thing anyway, but the anime is still . . . borderline hentai!  My reason for watching was the fact that I am a long time Dynasty Warriors fan, and all the characters in this anime are based of a lot of warriors from ancient china who are also featured in DW. The catch is in Koihime Musou they are all girls! I loved watching and trying to guess who is who! When I first saw Karin I knew she was Cao Cao, didn’t like her much at first but she grew on me as I continued to watch.

When i saw this figure it was very near the release date so I decided to pre-order it! When she arrived she looked quite different from the prototype which is shown, the most obvious difference was the face that her lips are painted a bright red colour. I found this quite strange considering she does not wear lip stick in the anime, or the novel, nor is it shown on the prototype! It really puts a downer on such a nice figure.

Apart from the lipstick flaw, nothing else seems to post any problems with me. Her proportions are very good, her face and clothes are very well detailed and painted. Her head is a little big and her face is a little flat, but that usually comes with the territory when buying a figures strictly from an anime. Her stand fitted perfectly, which is rare! usually stand can be quite fiddly and sometimes don’t even fit correctly. The weapon slipped easily into her hand and is very secure.

I knew full well when I was buying the figure that you had the options to display her with her boobs out! Personally I have no problem with figures displaying nudity as long as I have the option to cover them up, so it didn’t bother me. When putting on her breastplate, there is nothing to fasten it in, which I presumed would be a problem as I thought it would be falling off all the time. I have experienced it falling off a couple times, but not often! On the contrary it seems to hold up quite well, which is a plus for me!

Let me know if you have any questions about this figure. :]

Score: 6.5/10It seems like a low score yes, but she’s just not my favourite figure, she is lovely and defiantly a must for any big Koihime Musou fans!

First Review! Lineage II Elf

Well for my first review, I decided to go for my latest figure, The Lineage II Elf. When I saw the prototype for this figure I was blown away at how amazing it looked, however upon reading information on the creators, a lot of people were wary of purchasing her because often Orchid Seeds prototypes are far higher quality than the actual product. In a risky move I decided to pre-order her anyway, coming in at £90. This figure has now been released.

This is the photo of my actual figure. As you can tell, she is not as perfected as the prototype. Even so, I expected low quality, but I was pleasantly surprised when she finally arrived. The detailing in her face is excellent, the painting for her lips was very slightly inaccurate, but overall I was very pleased.

This figure can be taken apart and re-assembled so that you may display her with or without her skirt and jacket. As you can see I display her without the jacket, but with the skirt, but that’s just my personal preference. Taking her apart was quite tricky, her arms, head and chest all come apart. This positive thing is that when she is reassembled, the locations where she is separated are hardly noticeable.

The problem I had with this figure was the stand. The stand itself is quite nice, however even now I have trouble getting her to fit onto it, its as if it was faulty. Like most figures she has holes in her feet where the stand fits, however i felt those holes were too small, and spaced too far apart for the figure. I cannot seem to get the nooks from the stand to fit all the way into the feet, which means she is a little unbalanced and comes away from the stand quite easily.

As you can see I have also displayed my figure with her “Staff”. she comes with an optional sword, which I really didn’t see the point in as it does not fit so well with the character, just because the staff is of matching colours where the sword is not. It was also very difficult to fit the staff into her hand, and actually the staff is VERY sharp!

overall score: 9/10
Please comment and let me know your thoughts on this figure if you have it! Any questions will be answered also :3
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