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Tsumugi Kotobuki - Bunny Girl 1/4 (Freeing)Tsumugi Kotobuki - Bunny Girl 1/4 (Freeing)Review

StarshipPooperStarshipPooper9 anos atrás
Today we'll be taking a look at FREEing's latest 1/4th scale figures, Tsumugi Kotobuki from the K-ON! anime series which first got its start as a four-panel comic strip manga illustrated by Kakifly. The manga was serialized and eventually Kyoto Animation adapted it into a 13 episode series in 2009. There is also a second season, OVA and even a movie adaption in the works for release later this year. The word K-ON! is actually Keion! which is short for Keiongaku which is Japanese for Light Music.

Mugi-chan plays the keyboard in the band Ho-kago Tea Time which means "After School Tea Time". Mugi-chan comes from a very wealthy family and she enjoys seeing girls getting friendly with each other...

She was released in July of 2011 and retailed for 14,995 Yen. At the time of this review she is still available from various stores if you would like to add her to your collection. The goal today is to see if she's worthy of the title Bunny Girl.

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Please understand a score of 10 will never be given as there is always room for improvement no matter how perfect a figure.

Packaging: 7/10 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡

I usually try to talk about the design and layout separately from the construction of the box but I don't think I can do it this time. FREEing definitely started off on the wrong rabbit foot this time when compared to the previous Bunny Girls. They used a light weight, corrugated cardboard to make up the box. The problem with that is it offers dismal protection since it's so soft but also the corrugation shows through the surfaces ruining an otherwise nice looking decoration. Everything is ruined since you can see all those ridges interrupting the artwork. Just an ugly box, they did a far better job with the other Bunny Girls. Four big portals were places at the front, sides and top of the box. The blister design and packaging of the figure greatly limits your view of the figure while in the box to only the front portal. As mentioned the light weight, corrugated cardboard offers inferior protection for the weight involved. The only real saving grace is the size is not big enough to raise shipping costs in the US as it's still considered standard size. As the first thing you see when you get a figure, they really did a lousy job.

Dimensions of the packaging:
H: 297 mm
W: 233 mm
D: 230 mm

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They used a 2 piece blister to protect her during her journey. However, they didn't use the quality plastics like the previous girls. She was heavy enough that she shifted around even in the blister and actually parts of her punched through it and right through the soft packaging. They may have scaled up the packaging for the figure but they didn't scale up the protection! Very disappointed. I'm surprised she arrived to me undamaged with how weak and flimsy the packaging was for a figure of her weight. Yes, she's a very heavy bunny. Expectations were not met but I could see what they were trying to do. However, in the long run I didn't buy her for the box so let's actually go on to the main attraction.

Sculpting: 9/10 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡

Sculpting credits got to? I know don't know, I guess the FREEing team. She is of course 1/4th in scale and measures from the floor to the top of her bunny ear 225 mm tall. She does not come with any accessories, not even a base.


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Hopefully you could see there was no sculpting issues to point out. Let's start with her face and hair. For a 1/4th figure, you would expect more and better detail... not less. They were really lazy with her hair, it looks nice but the details were lacking. Granted her hairstyle didn't call for a lot of intricacy, but what was there was lacking. Her face in person actually looks nice, the official photos just didn't do her face justice. However, initially, when I took her out of the box her face did seem off. But after a few days I can't make myself not like her face. I don't know if they put drugs in the packaging and/or on the figure and I'm hallucinating but I just don't see anything wrong with her face no matter how hard I try. I still don't know why I thought her face was off when I first took her out of the box. I do admit when I see bad pictures of her face it reminds me of that first impression but I can't seem to find it on the figure anymore. Weird, huh? That doesn't change the fact those are a nice pair of bunny ears on her.

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The transition from her flesh to her bunny suit was well executed. I didn't notice any unsightly gaps and that cleavage of hers is killer. I don't think you can deny she has the curves needed to fill that suit.

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Below you have a better view of her suit and those tuxedo tails of hers. I'm not sure I agree with going with that instead of a typical bunny suit where you have a better view of her rear end. The tails are somewhat flexible but I wouldn't recommend bending them for a better view as they are quite thick and something will more than likely break if stressed. The old adage about sometimes it's not what you see that makes it even better? I'm not sure if I agree in this case.

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Where she shines is those lovely legs of hers and those amazing fishnet stockings. The heels don't hurt either.

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You can see how intricate her fishnets really are up close. I love the stitching on them as they are damn sexy and look very realistic. Note they are different from the previous Bunny Girl stockings which I I think I prefer more than these. That doesn't change how great these looks especially with those sexy legs of hers.

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Those heels of hers are actually deadly weapons. As mentioned, parts of her pierced through the blister and through the packaging... These are those parts. At 1/4th she's very heavy and shifted around in the packaging. The tip of those shoes actually tore through that flimsy blister and that soft cardboard wall. They do look sexy though.

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Overall my expectations were met but I was still disappointed. I just wasn't seeing as much details as I would have liked. They did a nice job but I just think they could have done so much more especially when I look at some of the other 1/4th girls from them and considering how much she cost.

Painting: 8/10 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡

For the most part, they did a good job coloring the figure Due to her scale, she was mostly tinted with very limited painting. The decals for her eyes were applied precisely but seemed dull. Her mouth wasn't painted as precisely as I would have liked. They did employ shading in her hair.

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As mentioned, the tinting of her milky white skin looks great especially when contrasting against her red outfit. However, note the few areas they had to paint... Lazy and sloppy.

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Her suit in regards to shading looks great especially when it accentuates the creases and wrinkles in her outfit. But as mentioned, just the general painting of the few spots on her outfit was not precise.

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I had mixed feelings. They did a great job on the tinting which is to be expected for a figure of this scale. However, I thought they did a lousy job with the decals and hand painting. There's just no excuse for that for a figure of such a large scale. The airbrushing was much better but still lacking. There just seems to be a lack of effort besides the great tinting.

Posing: 8/10 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡

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I don't know if there's much to say here. She definitely looks sexy but this isn't the Mugi I know and love. I would have preferred if she had her hands together while blushing staring off into the distance at probably two girls getting friendly... Then again, her in a bunny suit isn't exactly in character for her. Plus, this is probably one of the few times you get to see her with so much skin exposed and of course those fishnets. So yes, it's a sexy pose and it's in character for the suit, I'm sure if I wasn't familiar with her this wouldn't be an issue then. The big picture, she does look sexy and cute.

Enjoyment: 8/10 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♡♡

Do I regret getting her? If you asked me that initially when I first took her out of the box, I would have said yes. But as mentioned, after a few days, she just started to look better and better. Faced with the question now, I don't have to think about it and my answer would be no. However, it doesn't excuse them for what seems to be a lack of effort on the figure. For a figure of this scale I just expected more, better details, better paint, etc, especially for how much she cost. That doesn't change the fact she is a nice figure and I'd have to give her a conditional membership into the Bunny Girl club. Haruhi would of course have final say but I don't think she'll turn away this cutey.

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See you later.
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Pontuações8/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Packaging
Enjoyment

Comentários5

hmm?

GoldenSaberThere's an optical illusion in your moving shot of the box...
9 anos atrás
There's an optical illusion in your moving shot of the box...
9 anos atrás
StarshipPooperJust so you know, that's what she really looks like. I was debating making her look nicer with a different filter but decided not to. That's why the background looks blue instead of white because I wasn't using any filters to alter her.

Ah, okay. It's just odd to me that they would make her hair that dark.
9 anos atrás
Just so you know, that's what she really looks like. I was debating making her look nicer with a different filter but decided not to. That's why the background looks blue instead of white because I wasn't using any filters to alter her.
9 anos atrás
Thanks for the review. Her hair color seems much darker than usual, though, at least to me.
9 anos atrás
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