Yet another cancellation to add to the list, this time Kotobukiya’s Elwing. The reasoning is pretty simple and not the fault of the figure as it’s quite pleasing to the eye.
I pre-ordered Elwing because of an illustration by Tony Taka. Kotobukiya did a great job adding the 3rd dimension to the illustration, perhaps a little too faded in colour but overall quite nice. Also in this illustration is Xecty, another character from the Shining Wind series and in a very similar pose to Elwing. And that was the problem.
I wanted the best possible recreation of the two together matching the illustration, but unfortunately Kotobukiya just got lazy. Xecty looks like Elwings clone, nearly identical pose, only hair colour differing. Setting the two side by side leaves much to be desired and really just looks like an alternate colouring of the same figure. Because of this I didn’t want to buy Xecty, and because I wanted to recreate the original illustration and couldn’t I cancelled Elwing.
Sad but not a huge loss for me, she’s not a figure I’m overly attached to, nor do I necessarily want another standing 1/6th scale figure. They’re far too large especially for a character I have no attachment to. On the plus side, I’ve saved myself ¥6,980 / $77 CAD.