I couldn’t even remember when was the last time I wrote a review. This is the Figutto! FG-002 Kousaka Tamaki ( 向坂環 ) Swimsuit Ver. ( 水着ver. ) action figure released by Griffon Enterprises in July 2010. She is one of the first Griffon’s action figures so I don’t expect her to be perfect.
|Figutto! FG-002 Kousaka Tamaki Swimsuit Ver.|
First, the box is huge! It’s like the size of a 1/8 PVC figure’s box. Because of the size, the shipping alone is almost 1200 yen. =/
This is how it looks inside the box. They really don’t need such a big box if it didn’t comes with that huge transparent accessory box.
The accessory box is way too big for me liking. And I don’t like the black base, I want a transparent one. =(
From left to right, Revoltech Queen’s Blade, Fraulein Revoltech, Figutto, figma, S.H.Figuarts. As you can see, the Figutto Tama-nee is pretty tall. She is even taller than the Fraulein Revoltech.
Her shoulders are really poseable thanks to the double joints. But her elbow is not, you can only bend it to a bit more than 90 degrees.
Double joints is cool! It’s so much better than figma.
Changes faces is so easy on Figutto. They used magnet to hold the front hair so you can take the front hair out and put it back easily.
As for the neck, they have a ball joint on top to connect to the head. I tried to put a figma or Revoltech head on the ball joint but it didn’t work. I never tried it but I think this joint will work like a charm for those 1/10 WAVE PVC figures.
As for the knee, they use double jont so it doesn’t look as good as Revoltech or figma. But it is really poseable! There is no way you can bend the knee like that on Revoltech or figma.
But the thigh is another story. Due to the poor design for the joint, you can only put her leg up to less than 90 degrees.
Anything more than the, her leg will go side way and become Miss.Wide Open.
Unlike 2 parts torso of figma and Revoltech Queen’s Blade, Figutto has 3 parts so it is more flexible.
The worst things of this Figutto Tama-ness are her feet. Why do Griffon have to make them flat? It’s sooooo ugly. =(
But other then that, they aren’t bad at all.
The nails are even painted.
Same as all of her hands.
Over all this Figutto Tama-nee is pretty good. But there are couple bad things that I really need to point out. First thing is some of the joints are really loose. The knees and the lower arms kept falling apart every time I tried to change pose.
Another bad thing is her long hair. Just like the old figma Konata, Tama-nee’s long hair blocked the hole for the stand on her back. Unless you bend the wire stand like crazy, otherwise there is no way you can reach that hole without breaking anything. I didn’t use the wire stand and I used the extension from figma stand instead.
This Figutto Tama-nee is one of the very first generation Figutto from Griffon. There are many areas that can be improved. And I believe Griffon will improve these in the next generation Figutto.