I’m going to start off by saying, I had no idea 1/5th scale would be as large as it is. It seems monstrous next to every other figure.
Lets start off our counting at the measly scale of ‘figma’ whatever that is, lets say 1/12th scale as that seems to be the popular consensus on the subject. In this scale we have Suzumiya Haruhi (Middle School ver.) by Max Factory. Buying on preview shots is always hit or miss, there’s always things hidden by creative angles and with figmas, creative poses as well. With Haruhi it’s her MASSIVE elbow joints, they’re really distractingly large and unattractive. Additionally the pose they’ve shipped her in, she looks like she’s trying to become the Hulk. I said that I’d order this Haruhi figma as well but I’m pretty sure that at this point I’m going to just stop with the figmas. Black Rock Shooter has yet to leave her box, I’m not even remotely interested in unboxing her, and Haruhi here, well I’ll likely unbox her eventually because she’s angry.
Next in counting by scale we have the ever popular 1/8th scale with Inaba Yui by Good Smile Company. Yui’s quite the cute little thing, the floating pose though odd is matched to artwork and I love the donut. Another fun fact is her character design is by the ever popular Noizi Ito. Compared to the other figures in this batch she seems so small despite being the norm, it’s rather misleading.
We move on to 1/7th now with another Good Smile Company figure, Saber ~Triumphant Excalibur~ as well as another Max Factory item, Kureha from Shining Wind. Somewhat contradictory figures, Saber is very dynamic and action oriented with her pose where Kureha is serene and simple adjusting the straps of her bikini and drawing one’s attention to her cleavage. Chag at Hobby Hovel’s already done a review of Saber with a good set of pictures and Tier has done a great job with Kureha as well with some water action fitting of a bikini figure.
1/6th scale, this is an odd one in that, Shikinami Asuka Langley’s box is the same size as Yui’s yet 2 scale points higher. This is of course because of Kotobukiya’s choice of pose, kneeling. I think I’m happy they did this, because 1/6th scale figures standing up are just too large in appearance. Another oddity is Kotobukiya’s choice of packaging, the other figures in the set this figure belongs all came in plastic boxes where this figure comes in your more standard cardboard. Sort of makes you wonder if she’s really supposed to belong in this set, I mean she’s missing her Evangelion to straddle upon as well.
Repeating my thoughts in the opening line, wow, I must not have been thinking when I ordered this Nanako figure because 1/5th should have popped up in my mind as being large, and I’m sure that it did. But I don’t think it really registered just how large this would really be in actuality, and really brings a better sense of scale with regards to Dollfies and their 1/3rd scale. Huge.
This is by far the largest shipment I’ve received in one go, it was fun to receive the big box and see the mail lady struggling. Ok maybe I’m a bit of a jerk but at least it was light.
PS: I added the noice grain to everything because I felt like it! The old girl’s not that bad! (re: camera)