Figure Gallery: Melon Munchin’ Monster

This is yet another gallery of a non-Riuva item. Figure property of Tsubaki and he took most of the pictures too. But with my camera.

This is again, a Kotobukiya product. Released in August 2006 for 4200 yen, this 1/8 figurine of the detestably irritating Shana from Shakugan no Shana is more faithful to the original artwork by Itoh Noiji, rather than the trainwreck that calls itself the anime version.

This figure has a sitting posture and thus is rather compact. It comes with a base, not shown here, but it is the free type with no attachment to the figure. Other accessories include a separate unopened melonpan packet, which is bullshit because only one side shows any detail. The other side is an empty hole. As many have complained, what’s the point? It makes a rather interesting hat though.

The two main features of this figure are the hair and the face. The hair is extremely long and looks like the man-eating plants from Planet Chimera. Only Rider can have such hair, fool Shana! I think it’s actually a bit overdone, because it takes away cuteness and serenity from an otherwise tranquil figure. There is a variant, the Flame Haze version, that has red hair. The face has humongous eyes, loyal to Itoh Noiji’s artstyle. I suppose this is what they call MOE.

The uniform, Alastor and Melonpan are all rather well-done, with great detail but also a few niggly flaws such as uncrisp edges. And the skirt is removable.

I didn’t buy this figure because I hate Shana and I think the versions with swords are much cooler. I don’t like the pose. Anime tends to make girls sit in the most unlady-like positions, for the only purpose of revealing their underwear. I find this disturbing and crude. True fans should put in some effort to see the underwear (lol). A good sitting figure would be GSC’s Yakumo and even Koto’s Vanilla H. Now those are class.


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11 Responses to “Figure Gallery: Melon Munchin’ Monster”


  • The butt was leaking oil. ROFL.

  • Is destably a word or were you trying to type detestably instead?

  • 1-Indeed, Shana with her sword is much cooler
    2-The hair is quite good. You’re taking Rider’s side too much LOL
    3-All that said,I’m not buying the figure :P Neither the others from Shana. I would buy this one if it someday becames released on pvc
    http://heiseidemocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/wf2006s/garage/017.jpg
    Specially if its done with black hair :)

  • Not much to do with this post, but I have the feeling that Dark Mirage pwned himself in some way…

  • To tj_han,

    Re: Quote about pantsu shots

    >Anime tends to make girls sit in the most unlady-like positions, for the only purpose of revealing their underwear. I find this disturbing and crude. True fans should put in some effort to see the underwear (lol)

    Hahaha. Funniest quote ever. Tripeman gives it 3 penises up!

    From
    Waterfall

  • Shana looks very serene in this pic. No sense of the violent element of her in this figure lol.

  • TJ_han,

    Mind if I link to this post here? I’ve just bought this figure due to you subliminal influences, and I’m about to post some pics. Just wanted to point to the culprit for making me spend more money. XD

    uhsieh

    P.S. It’s *really* hard to take pics of Shana without having her show her pantsu!

  • Hi Uhsieh, you can link! In fact I welcome links, even if the link title says “BIG NERD HERE”. And it’s good that I’m influencing people to buy, cos that’s my role in life.

  • This figurine is a very good model but the colours are a bit dull.
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    U Smiley

  • i think shana should never be put with sexy. she’s cute tho. and cool with her sword.
    i like some of the ones with shana and sword, but sometimes they make it look like she isn’t strong or something

    this one is like a different side of shana…

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