Recently released is this 1/8 PVC figure of Spica from the SuMaGa (Star Mine Girl) eroge game by NitroPlus. I don't normally feature PVC figures from Kotobukiya as their lines just don't appeal to me.
What attracted me to this figure is the LIGHT-UP effect of the piece. The tip of the stick thing (dun know if it is a lampost or her magic broom or wand..) lights up thanks to 2 double A batteries in the base of the figure (see pics below). The lamp post (i decided on calling it lamppost) is nicely detailed and looks really good when its lit up. I guess this would be the main draw of the piece.
The figure itself has a nice pose and overall doesn't look too bad.. from a distance. What really dissapoints me is the quality and fine details that the figure lacks. We'll start with the face; although the expression is ok, the letdown are Spica's eyes. The eyes look like it been pasted on with stickers :( Whats worst is the Very visible excess pvc and rough surface you can see in the hair.. heres a pic to prove my point.
Also very rough around the edges are the frills on the front of the blouse and imperfect paintwork on the chains on the collar of her cloack. The list goes on and you can spot numerous other imperfections.
This is a ecchi themed figure though , so you get cast off features and the visible camel toe. (Yes yes.. you can view the pics below :P) Nothing fabulously exciting though.
Conclusion? I would give this a miss. Although its light up feature is cool , its quality really leaves lots to be desired. Maybe if you put this on a high high shelf where you can't see the defects.......
Item: Kotobukiya - 1/8 Spica PVC (HJ Ltd Ver) [Star Mine Girl]
Scale: ~ 16cm (H)
Retail Price: 5980Yen (~SGD$89)
Availability: Apr 09
Extras: Cast-off Feature. HJ Magazine mail-in exclusive.
- Hair and hat can be switched with a back piece part.
- Broom can be light up
Cast-Off Pics (NSFW!!)
Figure 1 Figure 2 Oppai Pantsu Pantsu 2