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Kasumigaoka Utaha 1/8 Kimono ver. - ReviewKasumigaoka Utaha 1/8 Kimono ver. - ReviewReview

RubyRedRubyRed2 года назад
Hi Everyone,

this is a review about the aniplex kimono version of Kasumigaoka Utaha. I decided to spontaneously make this review - as this figure came with several surprises (none of them good).

But let's start slow. First Impressions: Very nice detailed kimono.

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/04/03/1955170.jpeg
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The face is well sculpted, the eyes sparkle and the light blush really fits her.

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Now for a closer look at the kimono. He sadly is not without flaws.

As you can see here the green line on the side is anything but well drawn.

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On the kimono is a green slash. Hard to see but obvious once you noticed it.

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On one side the flowers do not fit "inside" their grey outlining. But that is not so bad. But still what you have once seen can never be unseen :-)

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Now to her hair: there are two big flaws - one blob of paint and a little beneath that small bubbles (like the ones that appear on your nails when you use the second layer of nail polish too early). (The bubbles do not show well on the photo)

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Let's come to the base: very big but a nice theme.

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There are two pegs for the figure and 3 for the kimono (which I wonder about as the figure can stand without the base). But alright... As I looked at the base I noticed that one of the pegs seemingly was placed wrongly. You can see it very well on this photo. And this already made me suspect the worst. That it would not fit and yeah it does not.

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You can see here on this picture when I put the figure NEXT to the pegs the kimono fittings will be able to be inserted.

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If I put the figure correctly on her pegs than there is no chance for the kimono to fit.

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Apart from that it is very difficult to fit the figure on the pegs. It is a tight fit, but what is worse, you will always see that the kimono pegs do not fit because of the kimono pegs the kimono does not rest nicely on the base!!
So the result is I basically can not use the base.
Luckily the figure can stand on its own (but I do not think that one can speak of luck in such a case actually - not with a figure of that price category.)

But this is not all. (Bear with me it get's even better...)

Looking at the umbrella we notice that he is very nice, well sculpted, intricate aaaaand heavy. The last is actually a problem. Looking at a picture of the figure on the outside of the box it is clearly visible that the umbrella should rest on the shoulder of the figure and be put through her hair. Here is a photo of the box showing this:

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Sadly the hole between the strands of hair is not big enough - you cannot fit the handle of the umbrella through. But the grip of her hand is simply too loose to hold the umbrella alone. The only solution is to let it rest on her hair decoration. Which I am reluctant to do as it is very thin, not sturdy and probably not cut out to hold the heavy umbrella. But here is an exemplary shot how it would look if you pose it that way:

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/04/03/1955177.jpeg

Conclusion:
One can overlook the kimono flaws but the paint errors on her hair are very obvious. The wrongly positioned pegs are a total failure. But as the figure can stand even without the base the biggest issue is the umbrella. And that she cannot really hold it!

Side Story:
I know this review is very critical, but I think rightfully so. Normally I can forgive a lot (paint transfers, mistakes...) when it comes to a nice figure, but here are simply too many issues to not be disappointed.

A good friend here on MFC asked me how I like the figure, because she thinks of buying her too. And that question compelled me to do this review. I hope it will help everyone who thinks of getting the figure to make an informed decision - about what problems to expect.

Honestly I have expected better, considering this is an exclusive and costs a lot.

I have done a little research on the net. In an unboxing video on youtube the umbrella was positioned on the hair decoration - just as I did it, seems like the umbrella did not fit through the hair either. And several people reported problems positioning the figure on the base - even though their pegs were not completely wrongly positioned like mine. Considering that, the problems that I had with this figure seem hardly to be an isolated case.

I bought this figure in march, when I was sick and feeling very bad, and with this figure I wanted to lift my spirits, :-) Now I decided to not let the figure drag them down.

To leave you all on a lighter note. Here a look at my current display. Which I very much love (even though *sigh* she does not hold her umbrella...) ;-)

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/04/03/1955180.jpeg

Hope someone finds this useful.

Best,
Ruby

Edit OR NEWS : A few days later...

Okay everyone I have managed to add the umbrella. I was in communication with a nice MFC Member who found the trick. You have to pull the strands of hair forcefully apart - yeah I kid you not. Would have never tried that without prior information.
(and this actually revealed another paint error, where the strands of hair lay together, one point was white and not coloured... well nothing should surprise us anymore with this figure.)
Anyway if you try this be careful, so there won't be paint transfer.
And luckily at least now she holds her umbrella!! :-) ... even though she cannot stand on her base...
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Thank you so much for this review! I was debating for weeks whether I want her but with all the problems, I will get other figures with my money.
2 года назад
Helsing2 года назад#32117529Are they really trustable ? site seems kind of fishy with " © Copyright 2011 - 2016 Nippon-Yasan Co. Ltd "
They probably have the lowest prices I´ve seen ever from shops and by a large margin.
And could you explain to me how can they pay the VAT ?
There would be 2 figs I´d really like to preorder so asking.


I had 3 orders with them up till now and everything was fine.
Regarding shipping: they take care of import into EU, firstly they send everything to their storage facility in france and from france they will send it to you. You can read the details on their website :-)
2 года назад
RubyRed2 года назад#32065401I bought her at Nippon Yasan, my favorite shop at the moment. Though their shipping is often slow, they have good prices (with newly released figures) and they have a shipping option where I can pay VAT to them and they take care of customs. Thus I do not have to go to the customs office - which I hate, because it takes forever :-) so this option is really cool.
Are they really trustable ? site seems kind of fishy with " © Copyright 2011 - 2016 Nippon-Yasan Co. Ltd "
They probably have the lowest prices I´ve seen ever from shops and by a large margin.
And could you explain to me how can they pay the VAT ?
There would be 2 figs I´d really like to preorder so asking.
2 года назад
Cantisama2 года назад#32049421Thanks for sharing. I'm surprised and dismayed that they made so many mistakes on what should have been a killer figure. Utaha deserves better ;_;

PanchitoMatte2 года назад#32052428*Sarcastically* Fabulous! Mine is on pre-order with TOM. And here I thought that Aniplex surely wouldn't mess up all 3 from this line. Thanks for the review, nevertheless.

marseille2 года назад#32064828Wow, that's very unfortunate! I'm shocked by the (lack of) quality of the final product. When I saw the user pictures, I really liked her face and was seriously considering getting one, but now I'll have to think again carefully. Thanks for the review, it was really helpful!

I do think that it is very sad: this could have been an unbelievable beautiful kimono figure... if this was a car they would need to call the products back :-)
2 года назад
Purin_2 года назад#32046922Thanks for posting this, as I was a bit interested in the SaeKano kimono figure line, but I'll definitely pass on it now.

glad I could help :-)
2 года назад
Pinokkio2 года назад#32043322Just checked my figure! There is a misline inserted peg for the kimono on the flower side of the base, but the other two fits. I could cut off that peg of the kimono to make her fit the base. Either its a stupid design flaw or poor quality control...or both...uhhh
I also pre-ordered Katou Megumi, the horrors...
Sorry to hear that you received a even better version >_<


yeah the horrors, wish I had known of them before my order ;-)

and honestly I think quality controle was on vacation during prototype desing AND manufacturing!
2 года назад
I bought her at Nippon Yasan, my favorite shop at the moment. Though their shipping is often slow, they have good prices (with newly released figures) and they have a shipping option where I can pay VAT to them and they take care of customs. Thus I do not have to go to the customs office - which I hate, because it takes forever :-) so this option is really cool.

Helsing2 года назад#32039497Where the hell did you buy her so cheap? Cheapest I found her in EU was 200 € w/o shipping and from abroad would be around 130€ +20-30 ship + 20% vat + 5€
And what a letdown quality
2 года назад
Wow, that's very unfortunate! I'm shocked by the (lack of) quality of the final product. When I saw the user pictures, I really liked her face and was seriously considering getting one, but now I'll have to think again carefully. Thanks for the review, it was really helpful!
2 года назад
PanchitoMatte Emilia-tan Maji Tenshi!
*Sarcastically* Fabulous! Mine is on pre-order with TOM. And here I thought that Aniplex surely wouldn't mess up all 3 from this line. Thanks for the review, nevertheless.
2 года назад
Thanks for sharing. I'm surprised and dismayed that they made so many mistakes on what should have been a killer figure. Utaha deserves better ;_;
2 года назад
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