Hello and welcome to my very first figure review here on MFC~ (ﾉ≧∀≦)ﾉ
Lately I've been inspired by other users here to try writing my own figure review, so please let me know what I can improve for the next time (^～^;)ゞ Thank you ~
The character I will take a closer look on today will be Rem from the popular light novel/anime/manga Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu.
Please not that this review will contain some NSFW pictures under the spoiler tag.▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁THE BOXThe figure comes in a tall box with a big window in the front and a smaller one on top. The overall design is quite simple with pictures of Rem on the sides and the back. I think the blue figure-shape on the front window is really cute and just adds to the nice design. The color scheme focused on her characteristic blue and some white/grey letters.
Here is a look at her inside the blister:
Her exchangable parts are in a seperate layer to save space. I was very happy to see that her tray was already attached to her right hand!
The assembly instructions are pretty self-explanatory, but please make sure you take a look at them before assembling her!▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁
THE BASESince the artwork this figure is based on doesn't show any kind of ground/surface, Good Smile had to come up with their own. See here: picture/1705671...
The figure connects to a metal peg which provides a good stability once she is put together. As you can see on the right picture her foot fits percetcly to the base! On the left you can see how detailed the grey brick base is. Some might find it boring or too simple, but I think it really compliments to the figure and it looks really nice altogether!
The picture on the bottowm left shows the hole(?) where Ram will later be connected to. I'm really curious to see how the two bases will look right next to each other.▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁▁
THE FIGURE Now onto the figure ~ Since this will be the version I will be displaying her for a while, you won't find any pictures of the other options in this review. I might add some more photos later ~
I think the pictures show how well made her sculpt and the painting is. The dishware has a beautiful golden detail and the tiny spoons are just too cute. help.
The only 'error/problem' I found on my figure is shown in the bottom right picture: As you can see her upper arm has a shiny finish, while the rest has a matte one. That must be the reason why the skin color doesn't match with the exchangable arm. Luckily it's not noticable from the front ( ﾉ^ω^)ﾉﾟ
Sadly it doesn't show that well in the picture but her delicate nails have a glossy finish. The purple shading on the white bows on the back of her dress look really nice and match the color scheme of the rest of the figure.
Even thought you can't see much of the beautiful purple shading on the undersite of the skirt, Good Smile Company did a great job of giving it dimension and depth.
The removable skirt gives you the option to display her with her long and beautifully sculpted legs.
I've took some photos without her skirt which you can see under the spoiler tag, since they show her cute underwear.
[ front / back ]
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I really looooove Rem's legs. LOOK AT THEM. LEGS FOR DAYS.
If you are curious how 'big/tall' Rem is I decided to place her next to Minami Kotori - 1/7 (from Alter) and Hatsune Miku - 1/8 - Racing 2014 (also from Good Smile Company).Since her Nendoroid has been around for some time aswell, let's see them next to each other aswell!
When comparing these two I think I like the haircolor from the scale a little better, because it's a shade darker.
FINAL THOUGHTS Considering the sheer amount of figures Rem has gotten lately I'm still very happy I decided to purchase this particular one.
A little list of points that make her worth for me:
▸her price is pretty affordable and fair in my eyes (I preordered her on AmiAmi for ¥9,510)
▸extra parts: demonic head, weapon hand, another left hand
▸option to pair her with Ram (ITEM #549408)
▸simple, yet beautiful base
▸option to display her with/without her skirt
▸quality, sculpting and paint job is great
I know a lot of people are still on the fence whether or not to buy this figure (nobody knows if Alter will ever show us any prototype ¯\_ಠ_ಠ_/¯). But no matter how many times I look at this figure, I feel no regret!
Thank you for taking the time to read this review! I really enjoyed creating this and hope you felt the same way reading this ~