Shikinami Asuka Langley Plugsuit Ver (2009) by Kotobukiya

7 thoughts on “Shikinami Asuka Langley Plugsuit Ver (2009) by Kotobukiya”

  1. “I enjoyed all of these figures a lot and am quite happy Rico brainwashed me pointed out these babes on his site.”

    What goes around comes around, my friend. I’m eying the Max Factory Shinning Wind swimsuit series on eBay now. I “blame” you for that. šŸ˜€

    “However if they make a Mari Illustrious Makinami figure, that could bump Rei to 4th.”

    That’s a bold statement.

    Yeah, looking at her skin tones in your shots pretty much assures me that I wasn’t seeing things in my review. You’re right though that she’s still a phenomenal figure regardless.

    I LOL’ed at the pose bit. You’re right that it looks the most comfortable but is quite hard to hold (just tried it myself, lol).

    Your point about the relative ages got me thinking: how tall are they if they stood up? From that last pic in your post it looks like they all would be the same height, but they should only be coming up to Misato’s shoulders.

    PS. I ā¤ big bums! šŸ˜€

    1. If you’re seriously buying the Shining Wind figures, make sure you don’t pay too much. They’re very average I thought in build quality, but nice to look at for sure, except Mao’s ugly leg.

      I make the statement about Mari more with regards to Rei’s pose and my dislike for it. So I feel that if Kotobukiya doesn’t put Mari in the most distasteful or unnatural pose possible, she’d be superior to Rei assuming the quality of the figure was the same. Plus Mari is sorta fresh for the franchise, maybe not as a character in general, but still something new. So if done well would easily topple the tried and true Rei.

      I can’t figure out why the mind seems to think Asuka looks comfortable, perhaps it’s her expression and the casual manner in which she seems to project herself. But I seriously think that has to be the most uncomfortable seating position I’ve ever tried.

      I’m pretty sure they all look about the same height, perhaps even Asuka looking taller than the other two. I think it just goes back to the whole scales are meaningless thing… though I wish they weren’t so meaningless within sets.

      1. Hmmm. Good point, thanks. Still, I’m a sucker for swimsuits, so we’ll see how I fare, lol.

        I didn’t say I disagreed with it, but it’s bold nonetheless. šŸ˜€ No, you make good points; especially about Mari’s freshness.

        Same here; it really bugs me when there isn’t consistency within a set (especially in this case where it’s the same sculptor).

  2. The better of the set ^^ Asuka have a sensual expression, and a really nice pose ! I love too her base ^^ Thanks a lot for this presentation, maybe I will buy her one days (your review will cost my money >_<)

  3. she’s gorgeous! i saw her at the weeaboo store but didn’t want to rashly spend money… but your review has certainly tipped the scales into purchasing’s favour :3 i hope all of these figures are so beautiful

    1. lol the weeaboo store? I believe she’s getting a release like the rest of them, should be easy to find and at a decent price.

      Glad I could tip the scales for the better!

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