Buyer Beware: Yoko Switcheroo

Topic started by gia on Jan. 30, 2009. Last post by Void_Wizard 5 years, 11 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

What a rough day for figures, especially figures of my favorite characters! First Haruhi, now Yoko...who's next, Revy? Anyway, if you were thinking about buying Wave's figure of Gurren Lagann's Yoko in her swimming bikini (as to her normal day-wear bikini), you may want to think again-- Nebs reports that the figure delivered is a little different than the figure promised.


Now, at first glance it's REALLY different, primarily due to hair color-- the nice, deep red has turned into a shocking neon pink. Then at second glance, it's still horrifically different...the face looks completely different. Beyond those two items the differences are minimal-- I might even like the slightly pinker skin and brighter green of the swimsuit –but the hair and face? Those are my biggies, Wave. No sale!

Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 10
wow no dark red no fun i prefer the first :P
Post by Acer (5,676 posts) See mini bio Level 11
The first one is better by along way.
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Of course the first one is better...Wave released a Louise bikini version I hope it don't turn out like this fail. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10077458 I'll be avoiding Wave probably altogether...
Post by GMan (282 posts) See mini bio Level 11
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They probably figure no one really looks at the hair or face.  Either way, those aren't her biggies.
Post by Zeouterlimits (516 posts) See mini bio Level 7
I still wouldn't say no.
   Who could say no to Yoko...

But yes, if I bought this figure I'd be pretty annoyed.
Post by transgojobot (122 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Bootleg switcheroo?
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
... that's why even though I look at prototypes, I still wait for the mass released public figures. This is very disappointing Wave!

Her smile also looks so off... too meekish.
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
It's safe to preorder figurines from companies that are well respected.
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