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Word From the Front Lines in the War on Pants

Specifically from the pantsless wonder herself, Yoshika Miyafuji.


    
We know that the Strike Witches are awfully busy fighting for the freedom to not wear pants (but only if you're young, cute, Japanese, and a flying magical loli: old and/or gross people need not apply), but newbie Strike Witch-- or "Kitsch," as I hear they like to call themselves for short --Yoshika Miyafuji has taken a quick break to pose for a figure.

Actually, for the price-- less than $35 USD --it's a pretty nice-looking figure...mostly. The facial expressions are really nice, the posability is great, and if that little arm actually holds her in place well, it's probably a great deal.
But my one complaint is the way they did the articulations at the thighs. It looks like she bulges out right at the top of the thigh, making her front groin area look like a butt, and/or alternatively making it look like she as this crazy wedgie in the front. Eh.
But if you're a fan of the character it looks like a decent deal, she has two faces (sweet, closed-mouth smile and fierce, I'MAKILLYOUUUUUU open-mouth grin), and she has hair that's blowing in the breeze as she flies (with cat ears) as well as more sedate on-the-ground hair, plus her leg jets, and of course a giant gun.

This is the 7th in Aoshima's mobip line, which launched with two characters from Little Busters last summer and put out all four of the main K-On! girls in the fall. They seem to be a pretty cute and affordable line, not quite as consistant as figma, but they could get there.

What do you think? Will you buy it?    
FoxxFireArt moderator on Jan. 25, 2010 at 9:25 a.m.
I do like how they designed the joints on these figures so that they can be so freely posed. It is a fair looking figure, but that utter lock of detail on her Strike Units is rather weak. That's probably what keeps it under $35.
 
I do agree about those ball joint thighs. The arm that keeps it hovered is a nice touch.
metalsnakezeroon Jan. 25, 2010 at 10:37 a.m.
I'll only get a Sanya version when it comes out.
Chengyon Jan. 25, 2010 at 12:10 p.m.
I want the Trudie version :)
Konandaon Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:20 p.m.

Good to know pants are getting what's coming to them, theyy always are in the way.

giaon Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:47 p.m.
@Konanda: This is true. Like, you go to the restroom, and you actually have to take them OFF. What a ripoff!
Konandaon Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:51 p.m.
@gia:
Well only half the time but yes! Also they get in the way of when I want to take a shower.
DocHauson Jan. 26, 2010 at 8:30 a.m.
I feel the need to link to this important graph.
giaon Jan. 26, 2010 at 5:25 p.m.
@DocHaus: That's fantastic.

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