This is a resin pre-painted recast of a popular garage kit. LianYL, aka Troll, purchased it via e2046 a while back for S$200 and he borrowed my camera for a quick photoshoot. And as payback, I did a review.
The illustration was done by Suzuhira Hiro, more famous for his Shuffle illustrations. It’s a nice picture really, with two versions – blue eyed and brown eyed. Can’t remember who sculpted the garage kit but it never made it to a PVC mass-release. E2046 is a HK-based company that produces recast kits and prepainted resin figures, shipping it worldwide. They do it without a license, which means it’s sort of bootleg. But I hear their "gathering" line of figures are pretty well done.
This Goth girl happens to be under that line, and so the Troll spent half his then-salary to get one for himself. The funny thing is, Troll Mama got upset because she felt the giant Christian tomb Gothgirl was leaning on was too "JESUS CHRIST". Talk about irony – isn’t the enemy of her enemy her friend? It would be good if we got a mini-figure of Buddha and his merry band of Meioh, Senju and other lads to pose with Gothgirl instead.
Gothgirl may be a resin figure, but it feels pretty PVC-is due to the nature of the resin. The location is the Art Museum but the overhead sun was pretty harsh.
The original illustration is pretty. Black and red are evil colours and evil is great.
Details aplenty, with real metal parts. Her chains are iron too.
Just look at the pattern on her skirt, now that’s great painting.
The finer aspects are not missing too, such as the spider motif on her red tie and butterfly inner layer.
The little bat wings are cute. And very sharp.
The base is a solid block of resin it seems. Or wood. I can’t remember. There’s a hole and an iron pin that extends from GG’s foot goes in.
Her pose is side-heavy but the iron pin saves the day.
You see that large cross? She’s supposed to be leaning on it right? WRONG. It has no attachment to the base and hence falls off when any microbe breathes in the vicinity. During the shoot, the cross toppled at least 2115 times and by the end, had paint chips. She can’t grasp it too, so the large piece of resin just sort of balances precariously. It also looks like Gothgirl is HOLDING it, rather than leaning back.
The hair is pretty blunt and poorly molded. There’s a bit of flash. At least thanks to the headwear, the headseam is well concealed.
Her skintone is a bit flat and yellowish.
Eyes are hand-painted, but not skilfully so there’s a bit of a mess.
Garter lines aren’t straight.
The tips of Gothgirl’s fingers are all chipped, the result of an imperfect molding process that could not replicate the fine details.