Anyway I bought this figurine at the height of the Happiness craze. Produced by Solid Theatre, famed for their substandard soft-ero figurines, the 1/8 scale PVC figurine of Kamisaka Haruhi comes with two heads and two torsos. With a hefty price tag of 6000 yen, you would expect some sort of decency in terms of quality but no, the bastards at Solid Theatre, for the trillionth time, decided to justify this pricejack by adding SCANTILY CLAD OPTION PARTS!! OOOO HOW EXCITING!! Not.
Anyway, as with all figures that come with option parts, there are issues with the joints and sloppy quality. And Haruhi comes with a cheap PVC mirror base. I hate mirror bases cos they are despicable.
The interesting thing about this photoshoot is the location – it’s on the southern most point of continental Asia. Or at least, that’s what they claim.
Haruhi’s pose is quite cool, depicting her using her magic. There are sweeping winds as a result of her spell and her magic school uniform is blown about. Her cape, skirt, trumpet, head, arms and torso are all removable. She’s leaning slightly backwards from the recoil but judging from display pieces I have seen in stores, there should be no warping.
Haruhi comes with two heads, one a serious open eyed version, the other a wincing "I’m able to be raped" face. As expected of a eroge main heroine. I prefer the serious one. Because I’m so decent and cultured. Her hairstyle is nice – crisply sculpted and moulded. It may be on the short side but the multiple layers and asymmetry make it look great.
I like Haruhi’s flowing robes, which are boringly flatly painted. She comes with two torsos as I mentioned. The first is the normal one while the second is ripped off, exposing her large breasts (with the trademark lacy pink bra loyal to the game CGs). Let’s just call it the Ikkitousen Battle Damage syndrome. How in the world can the top layer of an outfit be ripped off yet leaving the bottom layer, a mere couple of milimetres away, completely intact? GOD KNOWS!
Another reason why we should shun optional parts is that the paint colour, especially of skin, has the consistency of a drunk on rollerskates. Look at the colour difference between Haruhi’s arm and second torso.
Now let us look at Haruhi’s underpants. Maybe it’s just a lack of female lingerie knowledge on my part, but aren’t the garters supposed to be worn OVER the panties? In any case, the pink panties are quite well painted complete with realistic cloth wrinkles.
This figure could’ve been much better if we were spared the option parts and instead, given a better base and face. Somehow, the figure just doesn’t have the same level of awe-inspiring greatness that many of its peers possess. I blame the cheap-looking base, the loose joints caused by having option parts, the flat and toneless painting and most of all
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