iShiro - Review9.43/10    Readers' selection (2014-11-15)

Well, after long time mine Shiro finally arrived today.

Is she great ? or full of flaws, due to haste from Kotobukiya that wanted to make quick profit.
Let's find out.

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Nice pose, (and definitely not too provocative for 11-old girl, lol :P - It is a loli power >_<), but she can't sit properly on the stand, and due to that she sits mostly in air.
I think that she's very cute, and reflects well her character from the anime.
At first when i heard that hairs will be transparent, i thought that it will be their biggest mistake, but now i think that they look good. Hair colours remaind me of a Hubba Bubba gum don't know why.
I can't get rid of the thoughts that she is much smaller than i thought she will be.

Hairs falling under the arm to the waist are the only thing that i don't like.

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I don't know if face expression is supposed to be cat-like, but it reminds me of it, and because of it she's even cuter.
As could be predicted, the level of of details is on high level.
I heard many times that her sock looks like melted, i don't want to but i have to agree with this a little, but it's not bothering me.

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In these times fan service is everywhere, so you can take off skirt and have a half naked loli :3

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Shimapan spotted :P
I wanted to take a picture of her belly, to show more details.

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Chess board stand fits well into the game theme.
There are 2 chess pieces -
black - king
white - probably bishop, but it could be also pawn.

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I would really like to skip that part.
Unfortunately i can't. -_-

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There are few small black lines, those are the most visible ones.
On the skirt there is shiny transparent line probably from the glue
Top of the head could be better
The worst is that frayed (?) part on the hair (last picture).

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Nice box with few chess additions.

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It's a shame that Sora is degraded only to the graphic inside the box, but maybe someday he will be made into figure.

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Well, aside those few flaws, i really like her and i think that she was worth the money. If you like Shiro as much as I do, then you will be really happy to have her.
But we should remember, that from company like Kotobukiya we are expecting high quality, so the question is whether these flaws should be accepted.

Thank You For Reading.

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02 years agoKagaMamaKagaMama
Thank you for such detailed pictures and review! I love Shiro so much, I am waiting to get my Shiro figure in the mail. :)
02 years agoCuradoCurado
jkb (2 years ago) #2460182fingerprint inside crown ? wow. And huge hair defect...
Nice review !


Heh, i didn't notice this fingerprint thing :P
It was easy to get rid of it.

AkibaMelon (2 years ago) #2460184Very nice review! I linked this to the NGNL fan club, I hope that's ok with you ^_^
super excited to get mine (it still hasn't arrived yet...grrr)


Yes of course I'm ok with it, for me this means that my work has paid off :)
I hope that soon you'll get your Shiro :3 I had to wait for her a week longer than i should, but she was worth the wait.
02 years agofelipeap92felipeap92
Nice review! =]
02 years agoAkibaMelonAkibaMelon
Very nice review! I linked this to the NGNL fan club, I hope that's ok with you ^_^
I really appreciate the work you've done pointing out the pros and the cons. I have a feeling that some collectors have gotten stuck with the flaws that this figure (undoubtly) has that they have a hard time embracing the nice details that ARE there too. (I can totally understand that though, she didn't come too cheap after all). Despite all the backlash that she received overall, I'm still super excited to get mine (it still hasn't arrived yet...grrr)
02 years agojkbjkb
fingerprint inside crown ? wow. And huge hair defect...
Nice review !
02 years agoCuradoCurado
VioMariner (2 years ago) #2460115Very well detailed review, I think I may wait and see the other Shiro figures other companies are planning to put out. Just curious does she just sit on her base or is there any peg holding her? She seems to be hard to balance with no pegs.

Yes there is a peg that comes out from sock, I added a photo that shows how it looks like :)
02 years agoVioMarinerVioMariner PLATINUM Disco~
Very well detailed review, I think I may wait and see the other Shiro figures other companies are planning to put out. Just curious does she just sit on her base or is there any peg holding her? She seems to be hard to balance with no pegs.
02 years agokevinlowlkevinlowl
omg nekkid loli :o

nice review :) looks like another classic kotobukiya :s
02 years agoCuradoCurado
d2hiriyuu (2 years ago) #2459619Question i was wondering if you could review. Where does Koto shade for Shiro? My last few koto figs, sometimes, the skin was shaded, sometimes not (same goes for parts of the clothes) Also did they attempt to shade the recesses of the hair at all?

There are, some darker parts on her clothes, and hairs are darker from the inside and brighter from the outside.
02 years agod2hiriyuud2hiriyuu
Question i was wondering if you could review. Where does Koto shade for Shiro? My last few koto figs, sometimes, the skin was shaded, sometimes not (same goes for parts of the clothes) Also did they attempt to shade the recesses of the hair at all?

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