Friday, April 29, 2011
The Display Case: Max Factory Figma #060 Ritsu Tainaka
Remember back during my Haruhi review where I was praising the ever-loving hell out of just about every aspect of the figure? Well get ready for a repeat because Ritsu is just as good if not better. Her overall look is fantastic. Her head sculpt is dead-on, just like Haruhi's was, as is the rest of her body. Unlike Haruhi, Ritsu is wearing a blazer over her button-up shirt. Now on any other toy this may hinder it's range of motion, but not here. The blazer sculpting is similar to that of a vest. The body of the blazer is it's own separate piece while the sleeves are actually sculpted onto the figure's arms to retain its range of motion. It also helps that the blazer itself is not closed, since Ritsu wears it open all the time. There's really nothing I can fault the figure on. The proportions are perfect as is the detailing. No complaints.
Ever since the beginning of the Figma line Max Factory's paintwork has kept improving. That says a lot considering it was already pretty good. As I said before when you have her in hand, Ritsu's skin almost seems like it has a faint glow to it. The paint is very well done with little to no paint slop. I honestly don't have much to say in this category other then it's borderline flawless.
Posability is a mainstay in the Figma line and it still stays constant here. Ritsu is just as posable as any other Figma. She retains all the standard articulation; Figma joints in the head, arms and legs. Because her blazer is open, this allows her to utilize the ab/chest joint, which is needed for any of her drumming poses. Max Factory definitely knows what articulation points are needed to bring out a figure's true potential.
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