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New Kotobukiya Yoko is Too Chibi

Meh Yoko figure, or mehhhh Yoko figure?


So, I don't know if I'm just too damn picky about my figures of Yoko from Gurren Lagann, or if they really are just a little...off.

This latest piece from Kotobukiya comes via Danny Choo, who is a big fan of the figure. And for the most part I have few complaints-- the paint is nice, and the sculpt is good, although the bow on her bikini top is a bit non-canon (though not unattractive).

But frankly, once again the face weirds me out a little. This time my problem isn't with the attitude of the face, which I adore, but its shape...it just seems a little bit too rounded. Chunky. Childish, perhaps.

And before you go on about how she's supposed to be 14-- please. Check out that rack. (No, really, I think the sculptor spent significantly more time on them than the face.)

What do you think? Am I overly picky, or is it a little off? Would you buy this ¥9450 ($96 USD) figure, due out this month? You can see more shots at Choo's.
lanaswifton June 14, 2009 at 6:10 p.m.
Eh. It's not that bad, but it's not amazing.
rocketbomberon June 14, 2009 at 6:32 p.m.
Yes, Gia, you're too damn picky.

,,.but you should be picky.  It's not that the companies manufacturing the models have no access to the source material; they're just being lazy. By the time most sculpts hit the market, the source material has been out for a year and there is plenty of art to draw from even if the original flamed out and fell over a cliff.

That said, and I ♥ Yoko, I wouldn't pay $90 bucks for this particular figure
Sigueon June 14, 2009 at 7:18 p.m.
Poofyface kinda turns me off.
HeeroYuyon June 14, 2009 at 7:24 p.m.
Yoko is an excellent example of over-saturation of the market.
Kuroon June 14, 2009 at 8:12 p.m.
I agree about the Face entirely.
transgojoboton June 14, 2009 at 8:27 p.m.
Maybe she needs an icepack for that swollen jaw.
MoonStormon June 14, 2009 at 9:24 p.m.
what really make it bad is the bad half smile of hers.
Papasanon June 14, 2009 at 9:35 p.m.
It's like they took Darry's face and slapped it onto Yoko's skull... Cute, but not quite right.
RedRoseson June 15, 2009 at 1:41 a.m.
"although the bow on her bikini top is a bit non-canon (though not unattractive)."
I thought this was in the first movie cuz if I remember correctly, the newer Revoltech of Yoko has a bow on her bikini as well.

But I will agree about this Yoko. Face too not hers.

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