Fei Yen (Tiger)
|Character Design||Hajime Katoki|
|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
From the hit Dreamcast and arcade game Virtual On, comes
the lovely Fei Yen. This is the special limited edition tiger mode
version of the figure.
Fei Yen features 29 points of articulation and includes variant
hands and a hot pink base. She is molded out of translucent, amber plastic.
She is marvelously sculpted and detailed. The tiger motif makes her possibly
the cutest robot figure ever made.
The articulation, in true Kaiyodo fashion, is a bit odd. Her joints
are primarily mono-shaft style, which can create some dynamic poses. However,
strangely enough, she cannot do something as simple as stand on her own.
Also, like other Kaiyodo toys I've purchased previously, this
figure was broken when I received it. The ankle on this figure was actually
broken, lying there as a separate piece in the package. Was it broken
during shipping, or was it shipped like that? One must wonder because
Kaiyodo has had numerous quality control problems in the past,
especially with their Virtual On line.
All in all, it's an attractive figure, but it suffers from odd articulation
and quality control issues. Buyer beware.
|Posted 11 February, 2003 - 23:58 by JoshB|