My First figma! I honestly am not sure how to go about this review. With the posability and all the little extras it’s hard to catch every angle. On top of that I find it hard to pose her just how I want her. She can do it just about any pose for sure, but getting her there seems to take some patience which I apparently lack at this point in time. So with that in mind I’ve decided to do a mini-review first and just give some first impressions then consider doing a gallery and more full review later.
As can be seen on the back of the box there are a number of different head pieces, poses, extras and even 5 sets of hands! Ok, maybe you can’ t see all that on the back but quite an impressive set of bits for such a small little item measuring in at perhaps 14 cm tall. Nearly everything on her is poseable except her fingers, though those additional hands come in handy there. The degrees of freedom in her joints are rather impressive as well. I particularly like how you can pose her hips, adding for a bit more sex appeal. Which I admit sounds a bit strange to say given she’s pretty robotic looking, but she’s a cute robot for sure, no where near the uncanny valley thank god.
In the past I’ve always looked at figmas and seen their joints and focused on them and thought just how unattractive they seemed. I think they work with Drossel due to her being a robot, which means I likely wont be swayed to purchase any other figmas in the near future still due to this issue. Though I am impressed with the hardware and can imagine how fun it could be to build up scenes of various characters as many others have done.
Drossels components and body all feel very strong indeed, much stronger than PVC figures feel. I imagine this is due to the fact one will be moving around arms and legs and clicking on and off different hands and head pieces etc. Because of all this she feels quite substantial for her size and gave me a lot of confidence when trying to jam the stand in her back. Which did take considerably force I thought.
So far I’m impressed with Drossel, she’s cute, robotic enough to deal with “doll joints” and poseable enough to make her do just about anything. I forgot in the picture above that I can rotate her feet to match Horos better, and I suppose her head isn’t tilted correctly. Oh well, still seems a fitting pose next to Horo.