Review by JoshB
Dead baby action figures are all the rage in Japan right now. Actually no, but would you be surprised if it were? I wouldn't. After tentacle porn, nothing can shock me. Leave it to Japan.
Re-Ment is a manufacturer of miniature dioramas such as the sushi sets that Siningy recently reviewed. They've just now branched out into action figures, and they decided to start with skeletons. There's a daddy skeleton, a mommy skeleton, a child skeleton and even a dog skeleton. Why the hell not? They are stupid cheap so they make great filler for an order that needs a few dollars more to get free shipping.
The toy comes in the cheapest possible packaging - a baggie that you tear to open. Inside is a plastic tray with the skeleton and some option parts.
The skeleton is nicely detailed and has the squat proportions of a child. I've never studied a child's skeleton, but i'm going to have to take their word on accuracy. How the hell did they get reference for this?
The Re-Ment stuff is small, I'd guess 1/12 scale. If you have their diorama sets, the skeletons would fit in nicely. I don't have any of them, and thus, this is a wasted opportunity for a review. I get the feeling these are much cooler when you have all the furniture to pose them with.
There's some articulation at the neck, shoulders, torso, hips and feet. Not a lot you can do here. Also the jaw is articulated.
An alternate set of bent arms and legs are included in lieu of elbow and knee joints. These are a bitch to change out, and my fat American fingers were no help in this. I'm just not cut out for this kind of work. I need tweezers. Once you get them switched out I guess they would be helpful if the child skeleton were sitting on a bench or something. But i have no bench, and this looks dumb.
If I had ambition, I would have tracked down some kind of diorama, and made all kinds of funny poses with this thing. Look, it's a child skeleton riding a bike! Look, he's in school! Now he's eating sushi! You get the idea. I couldn't be bothered. It's a skeleton of a kid. What's wrong with you. What's wrong with all of us?
|Posted 22 January, 2016 - 09:44 by JoshB|