Slowpoke figya update: finally made an entry about Revoltech Fraulein Rin. I actually took these pics almost two months ago, but I was too damn lazy to post em’ sooner.
Fraulein (the German word for “young lady”) Revoltech is Kaiyodo’s new toy line featuring monthly releases of approximately 6-inch tall, Revoltech-jointed action figures of female characters from popular anime titles and illustrators. The brainchild of master sculptor Tomohide Enoki, this new line’s figures utilize the innovative “E.L.F.” joint system coupled with Revoltech joints and can be set in a diverse range of lifelike poses.
INFO: Hobby Link Japan
Rin comes with 3 pairs of hands (one of which has her magic jewels), Dagger of
Ass Off Azoth and a stand that snaps onto the figure’s torso. Her face sculpt is subject to debate. Whether it looks just OK, kinda odd or plain hideous is up to you. In my view, the face sculpt is passable enough for something of its pricerange, but was put to shame by Figma, Revoltech’s rival series, with far more superior sculpt for only a slighly higher pricetag. One thing that I dislike the most about the figure is the flimsy arm joints. Toy around with it, even so gently, would make it pop off its joints, forcing you to re-attach the damn thing again and again. Another is the hard plastic skirt. Though removable (heh, my first ‘cast off’ action figure?), I wish they’d make it outta soft plastic like what Figma did to their Yuki Nagato action figure.
As soon as I got her out of the box, one of the ribbons on her hair fell off. Fortunately, fixing this one is a no-brainer: slap in a bit of plastic cement, re-attach it and you’re done. Whichever Burmese child labor that assembled the figure didn’t put sufficient amount of bonding adhesive on her ribbon.
Even her twintails have Revoltech joints. The ultimate tsundere?
HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER! Saber came to the rescue, Excalibur’d GM with one thousand years worth of pain (holy shit I’m quoting Nartuo!).
Rin with a bunch of guns from my 1/12 armory. Rin’s hands are made from soft plastic hands, as opposed to Figma’s stiff plastic, which allows Rin to have better grip on third-party objects outside of her standard accessory.
…HER LEFT ARM FUCKIN’ FELL OFF! Not off her shoulder joints this time, but off her frickin’ arm twist socket; not something easily fixable, thus halting the photo session. Tried using plastic cement but didn’t hold quite well. Got myself a powerful bonding adhesive: Alteco 110. Applied a drop, re-attach, gave it a strong pressure while twisting the arm around to avoid the adhesive from hardening up the arm permanently.
Lessons learned: if you wanna try out poses that involves a lot of joint movement on her arms, I suggest removing the arms first and tinker about with it separately. Avoid giving the joints too much pressure. As a few days had already passed after I managed to correct the arm, I had lost all interest in resuming another photo session. Her left arm is OK now, but I’m still too paranoid to do anything fancy with it. If her left arm fell off again, I might go Higurashi (USO DA!) on my entire family. I’m displaying her permanently with this pose and never layed a finger on it again eversince. I’ll probably sell her together with Revoltech Saber once Figma comes out with better equivalent.
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