While Code Geass R2 has newly started to be airing, I am reminding the great beginnings of Lelouch thanks to the impressive Figma model.
My first figure of the serie, and certainly not the last, since those beautiful “toys” have seduced both me and the the child who still sleeps in me.
Even if Lulu does not look as well-made as on the promotional pictures, this Figma is still a figure which has surprised me, in a good way. Easy to manipulate. No trouble when changing hands or faces. I say that considering what I have already experimented with revoltech EVAs. With Kaiyodo articulated figures, changing the hands is a true pain. Though, they allow much more possibilities. I am a bit disapointed about Lelouch hands, since the gun cannot be removed and it is not possible to give him other weapons. I wish I could play a bit more in that way… too sad.
Sculpt and paint jobs ok. Nothing impressing, but nothing to reproach either. Just a little stain on the noze of the second neutral face, the one without the geass-eye, so no big deal since I prefer the two other faces.
I am sure some have recognised that base, which belong to the Kotobukiya Katsuragi Misato figure. I show her when I wrote about my first figure booth, but perhaps, she will be featured in a future article.
Love this mischievous smile.
It is pretty fun to play with a Figma actually. I was a bit worried about the fact it could be not easy to have Lulu to stand without the support arm, but in fact it is rather simple.
However, I was so lazy I took very fiew pictures. Photo sessions with Figma requires much more time and patience ^^;
- Manufactured by Max Factory · Masaki APSY · Banpresto
- non scale completed pvc/abs articulated figure
- First released in March 2008 in Japan
- List Price of 2,500 JPY
Till now, among articulated figures, I was only interrested in mechas, such as the whole crew of revoltech EVAs, and I swore I would never be involved with non-robot articulated figures, since the joints are too visible, makes the character odd, unreal and ugly, blah-blah-blah…
Put aside the Nendoroids. They do are articulated figures, but that does not count. Super-deformed character figures are in my opinion in another category, completely different ^^;
It is just that for faithful and “serious” representation of the characters I like, I was resolute to only choose those lovely full pvc figures we all enjoy.
But… bloody BUT! Max Factory lanched the Figma serie :cry:
Actually, the first model, the Haruhi coming only with the playstation game, convinced me even more in my idea. I do not really like that armor-like outfits based on her school uniform.
Then, I guess it was Lelouch and Yuki who were annonced. I was : « woah, they seem to be pretty well done. But no, still articulated figures. Do not touch. »
So? why am I now playing with Lelouch and, and why do I keep Yuki in her box, on my pile of treasures? If you think it is because the whole SOS brigade was annonced, well, that was a good idea, but not the main reason. However, I will try to grab them all.
The only Figma figure who had me crossing the line is Saber. She has not been released yet – expected for the end of the month, right? – but I am charmed by how she has been designed. Full armor, with both Avalon and another ornate sheath for Excalibur, that is the way I like Saber ^^
Thus, the articulated joints are not as visible as for Yuki or Haruhi. Moreover, the available faces looks awesome. And knowing that Rin will also be “figmatised“, I could not have resist anymore.
And once one was oredered, I was trapped in the chain. That Lelouch and Yuki who looked nice to me ended in my cart, followed soon by Haruhi, Kyon and Nanoha… for now. More and more to come, and I am sure I will want to purchase them.