The final mahou shoujo from the critical anime hit Madoka has finally arrived in my home and of course I took her out to play immediately. However due to time constraints, it took me nearly a week to put her review up so enjoy~ (hopefully)
Right out of the box I was really impressed with Kyoko, solid paint-job, good sculpt and overall just feels really well-done.
Kyoko has a funky dress which opens up at the front. Kind of strange from the sides but since you will probably never pose her like this, it’s not an issue.
No paint bleeds on Kyoko! After Mami got some ugly paint bleeds I’m kinda paranoid when it comes to my Figmas but Kyoko here is fantastic. =D I’m also really digging her maroon costume, very pleasing on the eyes. =3 Her rear skirt also have joints so as not to compromise poseability.
Kyoko’s hair is also layered. A rubber top conceals the joint for the moveable piece below. Overall Kyoko’s hair has a really nice sculpt and feels dynamic.
Kyoko as a Figma was pretty neat and she’s no slouch too when it comes to her accessories. =3
Despite being rather plain, her spear is humongous and has a real pointy end. Don’t go jabbing yourselves in the eye with that. =3
When you swap in the angry face, almost every pose with the spear looks menacing.
Of course like any red-clad character, they got to have a blue-coloured rival. =3
Kyoko uses Spear Attack!
Miki goes in for the kill!
Oh wait, Kyoko’s spear extended into a whip?
CRITICAL HIT, Miki is ko-ed!
Yeap other than that long spear, you also get an optional extended one! =3
Depending on how you attach the chains, you can make the rods go in any direction! =3
Of course, after a hard day’s fight, a girl gotta have her snacks! XD
I really liked how MF packed in the pocky munching face-plate. It just adds so much character to the already awesome Figma. =3
2 different spears, snacks and even a Kyubey! And to top it off a hand for holding Kyubey by his ears? Cooooolll! But this is a case where the idea was better than the execution. I don’t know if it’s because I suck or what..but I just couldn’t get Kyubey into the hand. In the end I chose to preserve my sanity and used sticky-tack to make Kyubey stay. If it was a solid fit, it would have been tremendous but as things are, I will never display it….which is such a waste. =(
Before opening Kyoko’s box, I was pretty ambivalent about the character. Yeah she kicked ass, had a sad background story and wore red but my girls were still Mami and Homura. After the Figma, I’m not too sure anymore…the whole release is tremendous..none of the finicky posing characterised by previous Madoka girls, just an all-round playable and interesting Figma. With her spear on, Kyoko looks really imposing and even with the Kyubey issue, she is easily my favourite Figma amongst the Madoka quintet. I would tell you to go get her now but since not everyone watched Madoka or knew about it, it just won’t feel right. However if you did watch it, please go go and get her. Kyoko easily overshadows all the previous releases and if you were considering which girl to go for, Kyoko’s gonna be a stellar choice. =3
gimme more Pocky!