|Character Design||Shunya Yamashita|
|Toy Design||Enoki Tomohide|
Review by collectdx
Angolz.com was nice enough to send release number 004 for me to review and while I really like it, it is not without some issues. To be fair Revoltech’s are massed produced so I may have just gotten the”luck of the draw” and gotten a bum one but more on that a little further into the article.
Pocco is not an anime character but a character that appears in and on the cover of Shunya Yamashita’s artbook Sweet Dreams.
From Wikipedia :
“Shunya worked at Square Enix as a character designer for Final Fantasy X as an NPC and weapons designer. He later worked as a character designer on the online game Depth Fantasia, and was an event illustrator for the game Phantom Kingdom. He also worked on the other titles such as Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria and Xanadu: Next. He is also working with various toy companies to release a line-up of PVC figures, garage kits and statues based on his character designs.”
What this release does do well is bring to life his illustration of the character to three dimensions very nicely. The sculpting and detail as well as the paint application are all excellent. They omitted the scarf on her left hip in the illustration in this sculpt however and I would have liked to have seen that included in its design.
Accessories are a bit light this time for a Revoltech release including only the Fraulein stand and 2 sets of alternate hands. I would have liked the “cat” in the illustration to be included.
I really like this character design and have always liked that sort of “naughty” angel motif. While she is scantly clad and overtly sexy it still falls into that realm of “cute” sexy not “fetishized (is that a word?) Perversion” and anything inappropriate is more than adequately covered. She’s sexy, got wings, is fantasy and post-apocalyptic and well- pulls of the “naughty” and “nice” thing pretty well.
So with the good out of the way, let’s dive into the bad. My Pocco has horrible joint issues, her arms are fairly loose at the shoulders and her right leg keeps falling off. Granted you can pop them back on but it’s still annoying as hell. This would have been a flawless addition to my collection and a real win for the money but those two problems really suck out the joy of posing the figure.
So while I can say it’s a nice design and features a good sculpt, the QC on mine makes me hesitate to say go grab one today. Should you still want to add Pocco to your collection you can get yours at Angolz.com.
Video is below.
|Posted 1 June, 2008 - 12:04 by collectdx|