Yume (F/G) Renewal Version
Review by JoshB
Polynian is a a series of thick-legged robot girls made by the company Daibadi. These figures started out as garage kits with the joints sold separately, but due to popular demand the line moved to full production.
This particular release is #03 in the Robot Neoanthropinae Polynian series, named Yume (F/G). I have no idea what the F/G means. What I do know is that this is a re-release from the first version of the toy. This version omits the panel lines, has a slightly different finish, and has a tighter joint system (supposedly).
Yume comes in a nice box with a flip-out cover. Inside is a clear window, but it's hard to see the figure because it's covered in plastic.
The toy comes with a sword, variant hands, variant faces, messenger bag, side skirt parts, ponytail parts, and a stand.
My initial thought is that I really like the look of this toy, and of the Polynian look in general. It's nice to have a female robot that looks like she eats well.
Yume has a look that reminds me of Virtual-On meets Project A-Ko. She's mechanical, but not overly so. Her robotic clothes are reminiscent of a Japanese schoolgirl, with is sure to tick off the boxes of many otaku figure collectors.
The bag can be attached to the back, or can be held in one of the variant hands. The fit in the hands is a little tight.
Articulation is very good, considering each joint is basically a non-clicky revoltech joint. However putting her in poses is frustrating due to parts and limbs falling off. If this is the improved joint version, I would have hated to have the earlier version. In this case the most frequent parts to fall off are the legs. Of course, this is easily remedied with a little nail polish on the peg of the joint, but with a production piece you shouldn't have to. Maybe going from a Garage kit maker to a production toy company isn't as easy as it looks.
Yume's sword can be mounted on her skirt, on her back or in her hands. The connection points use standard 3mm holes, so it should be compatible with other lines using the same system.
Yume is photogenic if nothing else.
Another part that falls off with alarming frequency is the small white bow that secures her skirt to her back. It pops off with the slightest movement.
In addition to her basic face, she has interchangeable angry and happy faces. The parts on the side of the head, and the front hair need to be removed to swap out the faces. While the parts on the side are very loose, the hair is a bitch to get off.
For the fans of Moe, Yume has fully detailed robotic panties that even have a little red bow on the front.
Having the skirt off gets you a better look at the articulation of the figure.
The stand is just a clear base piece with a peg on it. It's simple but effective.
In my opinion, Yume is less a toy and more of a refined garage kit. It won't stand up to the rigors of actual play, and is best suited for those with the patience to deal with the various parts that pop off during posing. The reward is that you have a beautiful figure with a unique aesthetic for your collection.
And it will probably be the only toy in your collection with robotic pink panties.
|Posted 1 April, 2017 - 10:56 by JoshB|