Another review today and it’s gonna be picture heavy!
First of all sorry for low quality pictures, but because of the bad weather outside I somehow couldn’t get it better 😦
I’m going to review my latest loot. 5 figures from a great anime Space Battleship Yamato 2199 by MegaHouse.
MegaHouse released a whole bunch of Yamato figures. Excluding the captain all of them are woman characters so the series was named “Yamato Girls Collection”. As said there is one exeption and a promising name “Yamato Guys Collection”, which unfortunately consists of one guy only. I wonder if there’s a point in hoping for more, but it’s good they at least decided to make captain Okita. It’s such an important and amazing character, that not making him would be a great mistake. Still let’s not lose hope for more guys!
So the figures I bought are:
So here we go! I ordered all figures from a private seller on myfigurecollection.net
Boxes arrived in good condition, there are some minor damages due to shipping.
Let’s start with the captain – Okita Juuzo.
First thing I thought- he’s heavy! Definitely the heaviest in the loot. But he’s a man so no wonder ;P
This is what we get:
Adittional right arm, left hand to hold a book and a photograph that captain used to look at ( so sad ;( ).
Regarding the book…you have to cut it out of the box I won’t do it, since the box is also important to some collectors (me for example) and that could decrease the value of the figure. Dear Megahouse, it wouldn’t hurt your expenses if you gave us a separate piece of paper…
The figure is 22cm high (1/8 scale). I think it’s great. I really respect this character and getting him was a must.
If you already own some MegaHouse figures you know they’re not masters of shading :p But I thing they did a good paint job here. It’s not the highest level, but the figure looks great in my opinion.
And trying out different parts. As you can see the posing isn’t that much different, but still you have some other options of displaying the figure.
9/10 for me 🙂
Next figure is Harada Makoto. The most positive character in the series! The truth is at first I only wanted to buy Harada only, but the more I searched for her in different shops, the more tempted I was to buy the set from this one seller. After giving some thought into it I decided for this option and I absolutely don’t regret this choice! But let’s move on to the figure.
I was kinda hoping for removable head parts, but unfortunately it’s not possible. That would give us even more posing options. And so we get two body parts, sake bottle and the bottle stand. She’s 22cm high and floating in the air~~~.
Changing the upper body is very easy. You just have to put on the one you like better.
Unfortunately there are some visible gaps between the bottom and the upper part.
Gosh! Bothe her expressions are so cute! I really love both posing options. It’s the first figure I’d love to get a spare of, just to display both next to each other.
And this is the second posing option
I still can’t decide which I like more, but for now I chose the first one. I think the shading here is also nice, especially the hair. And this sculpt! All Yamato girls are so lovely sculpted
(especially their butts ;P).
The next lady is Misaki Yuria. This figure is 18cm high.
There are quite many parts to choose from. This figure costs around 1500 yen for an used one. For that price, so many parts. Love it. So we get right arm holding papers, left hand holding a bottle and left hand holding a teddy bear. The only thing I don’t like so much is the base colour, but it’s not that bad either.
Unfortunatley I couldn’t get the right arm off even using some more strenght. Not that I wanted to pose her that way, but it’s still frustrating when you can’t even try it out. So the details:
Not much shading here, but the sculpt is again lovely.
I think all Misaki’s poses are cute. She’s another charming character in the series. I’ll have to try again to remove her right arm, I just can’t get it out of my head 😀
I think noone should have any doubts about buying her. She costs as much as the prize figures and her quality is not even comparable to these. She’s gorgeous, has lots of parts and is cute. That should be more than enough reason to buy her even if you don’t know the anime.
Next in the line up is Niimi Kaoru.
I don’t particularly like this character, but who cares. I must catch them all! :p
Niimi measures 20cm. Her base is a bit more complicated than of other figures in this series. It’s a metal railing, here made of plastic of course. She comes with some nice accessories like: tablet, stylus pen, arm holding the railing and another arm holding the glasses.
Changing parts is very simple and everything fits. But Niimi doesn’t even touch her glasses what she’s supposed to do. But still looks good.
The last lady is not directly from the Yamato crew. It’s Melda Dietz.
I really got attracted to that figure. Her pose is quite unique and there are so many display options!
Melda is 20cm high.
The paint job is really nice and used paint is a little glossy.
I was worried that the helmet would fall off easily, but there’s a special part holding it to the railing.
Changing her face is a bit similar to the way you do it with nendoroids.
The cup with ice cream doesn’t fall off thanks to that:
Be careful with the spoon. It’s not attached to the hand in any way so it might fall and get lost since it’s very small.
Now I think I like Melda the most from all five. She’s very detailed, neatly done and her pose is great too.
All figure have something that catches your attention. They’re beautifully sculpted and rich in accessories. Most of them don’t cost so much anymore. Except for limited editions you can get most of them for 4-6k yen so not that bad.
I hope to get more Yamato girls in the future to complete this collection. I’m sure the rest is also worth buying.