If you've been wondering just where the hell I've been: well, aside from work and, of course, more work — I've been out having some fun time with my newly acquired figma. As if you cannot already tell from the above photo, it is none other than Black Rock Shooter Beast (BRSB)! And damn, is she one heck of a beastly figma.
More photos and stuff, after the jump!
The BRSB figma is the fourth figma that I've collected so far, and she is also my most expensive. The only way to get her was to buy the artbook bundle, whereby you will get huke's first artbook "BLK" together with the BRSB figma. I forked out RM300 for this bundle, which — if you think about it — is quite reasonable, as artbooks in Malaysia (particularly those at Kinokuniya) are usually around RM100, while figma's are around RM120 or so.
BRSB is a lovely figma to have, and she is also one of the variations of BRS that are worth getting. As I already had the original BRS figma, the BRS2035 variation as well as the more recent TV animation version are not as tempting. BRSB, however, is a different story; and thankfully she's nowhere as expensive as Insane BRS (which is, what, three times the price of BRSB?)
Compared to the original BRS, BRSB borrows some elements from some of her rivals; her hands, particularly, really remind me of Black Gold Saw. Very obviously, her jacket has been switched in favour of a sexy tank top that ends with a really short skirt. Her long, graceful twin-tails have been considerably shortened too. There simply isn't anything long and flowy in this figma.
When I first laid my eyes on her, I didn't quite like the crown on top of BRSB's head. But it eventually grew on me, and I don't mind seeing it on her anymore. It's removable though, so for those who don't like it, you could always take it off.
Her legs look incredible; they are simply wonderful to look at. It is quite detailed, filled with stripes and spikes sticking out here and there. The armour plates have textures printed onto them too, which really adds that extra touch of finishing to them. Oh, and looking at the legs, I'm sure I'm not the only one who is reminded a little of Strike Witches. ^^;;
The blue flames by the back of her calves are made of semi-transparent plastic, and can be adjusted up-or-down too! Another plus point is that they help to balance the figma while standing. So, it's easier to pose BRSB without the figma stand supporting her by the back.
Her tank top has a sexy, open back design to it. Instead of a totally bare back, the cool looking BLK logo is tatooed between her shoulder blades. Very nice.
In terms of props, BRSB has two main weapons to offer: her pistol, named Seven Shot, and her buster sword, called the BRS Blade. Using them is easy enough, as it involves just slipping them into BRSB's hands (and a bit of adjustment to place her finger on the pistol's trigger). Unfortunately, they're only made for BRSB's bigger hands, so none of my other figmas have the opportunity to use her weapons.
BRSB comes with only two expressions: a regular face, and one with closed eyes. Slightly disappointing, since the original BRS figma came with three. Not only that, both of BRSB's expressions are quite similar to the original BRS's too, despite subtle differences in its details. Well, not a huge deal.
One thing that I am happy about, is that I can fit BRS's shouting face onto BRSB! That makes up for the lack of a third expression for BRSB. (: There is a slight problem, though: BRSB's skin tone is noticeably paler than the original BRS. Not sure if it's obvious in the above photo though.
I'd go on and on about her, but I think it's enough. I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking!
Heh. Anyone else got a BRSB figma too? (:
Also, anyone caught up with VoM@s19? Oh man, I'm so out of date right now.
See you all next post!