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iPulchra 1/6 Mikan Yuuki6.83/10    Readers' selection (2017-05-11)

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02 months agovictorvipervictorviper
Akira (2 months ago) #21077577Nice review! Sucks she came out with a weird looking mouth, and the messy paintwork in some parts of it.
Personally I think the overall shading is great, but what really disappoints is how she looks with that price : / I have seen better figures coming from Pulchra after their epic disaster with Levi, so this is kinda shocking specially with how simple she is.
Oh well, she is not bad by any means, just too pricey for what it is.


The mouth is certainly the worst part of the figure. It's almost as if this was forgotten about until the final step of the design, and then they just threw something together. If this was a prize figure, it would be forgivable, but not for 12000 yen...
02 months agoAkiraAkira
Nice review! Sucks she came out with a weird looking mouth, and the messy paintwork in some parts of it.

Personally I think the overall shading is great, but what really disappoints is how she looks with that price : / I have seen better figures coming from Pulchra after their epic disaster with Levi, so this is kinda shocking specially with how simple she is.

Oh well, she is not bad by any means, just too pricey for what it is.
02 months agovictorvipervictorviper
Maakie (2 months ago) #21065712Woah, I don't even know where to start on this one. Rather than calling her out for 'Griffon material' (lol), I would rather say that the paint and face reminds me of older Lechery figures. Especially that mouth, not even those nice thighs can help this. I'm sorry, but there are just too many things wrong with this figure and I get annoyed the longer I look at it. >.< Nice review, though! I hope you don't regret buying her too much. >.<

The funny thing is that I don't really dislike the figure; it's just that in the hands of a company like Alter or Max Factory this would have been a really great figure.

I don't regret buying this one, but if I had it to do over I probably would wait until the inevitable price drop to around 5000 yen happens.
02 months agoMaakieMaakie
Woah, I don't even know where to start on this one. Rather than calling her out for 'Griffon material' (lol), I would rather say that the paint and face reminds me of older Lechery figures. Especially that mouth, not even those nice thighs can help this. I'm sorry, but there are just too many things wrong with this figure and I get annoyed the longer I look at it. >.< Nice review, though! I hope you don't regret buying her too much. >.<
12 months agovictorvipervictorviper
Stalking (2 months ago) #21014152I love kneeling figures with a passion; it's too bad Pulchra underperformed so much. Hard to believe they wanted 12000 for this figure... I think around 8000 would be a fair official price for this quality.
If you look at it from a little distance she's not that bad, thankfully.


Yeah, the problem with this figure really comes down to the high price, especially considering that some of the other good Mikans are less expensive; heck, even item #464638 is less than the Pulchra figure.
02 months agoStalkingStalking Loli hunter
I love kneeling figures with a passion; it's too bad Pulchra underperformed so much. Hard to believe they wanted 12000 for this figure... I think around 8000 would be a fair official price for this quality.

If you look at it from a little distance she's not that bad, thankfully.
02 months agojesmagicchildjesmagicchild
victorviper (2 months ago) #20988281That's a good way of summarizing the comparison to that Griffon figure :).
Although, that Sasara figure is more like *nine* years old (it got a re-release back in 2012).


I thought it was five but it's really nine?
Now that's even sadder. XD
02 months agovictorvipervictorviper
jesmagicchild (2 months ago) #20987500I've no doubt that's true.
Don't worry though, I by no means dislike Griffon,
I'm just being mean to them for the sake of a joke.
It still doesn't change the fact that this figure is being compare to a figure that was made five years ago, by a company infamous for it's hit and miss quality, and still struggles to be on par with it.
( again, just a mean joke on my part. ;) )


That's a good way of summarizing the comparison to that Griffon figure :).

Although, that Sasara figure is more like *nine* years old (it got a re-release back in 2012).
02 months agojesmagicchildjesmagicchild
victorviper (2 months ago) #20978863In fairness, that Griffon Sasara is not a bad figure (it's one of Griffon's better offerings as far as I can tell), but that's kind of what I was going for :).

I've no doubt that's true.
Don't worry though, I by no means dislike Griffon,
I'm just being mean to them for the sake of a joke.

It still doesn't change the fact that this figure is being compare to a figure that was made five years ago, by a company infamous for it's hit and miss quality, and still struggles to be on par with it.
( again, just a mean joke on my part. ;) )
02 months agovictorvipervictorviper
jesmagicchild (2 months ago) #20977332The Griffon figure might actually be a little better in terms of its overall quality...
BUURRRNNNNN...


In fairness, that Griffon Sasara is not a bad figure (it's one of Griffon's better offerings as far as I can tell), but that's kind of what I was going for :).
12 months ago (2 months ago)jesmagicchildjesmagicchild
The Griffon figure might actually be a little better in terms of its overall quality...

BUURRRNNNNN...

But yeah, I think this was the company that made a Levi so bad, sites like AmiAmi and Amazon JP were practically giving it away for I think it was like 20 bucks or so...

Is it safe to say we might have a contender to dethrone Griffon for worst/most deceptive company. XD

And as always, thank you for another great review. :)
02 months agovictorvipervictorviper
Kaappari (2 months ago) #20973563Nice review. I will take this into consideration if I plan to purchase a figure published by Pulchra. For the price I would expect no major issues regarding paint quality or sculpting, but they really seemed to drop the ball on both. Paint transfers from the base should be inexcusable. The pose looks really nice though, so I guess that it will look quite good viewed from a distance in spite of the QC issues.

Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. If this was a 6000 yen figure, I'd be a lot more forgiving, but for 12000 yen the QC issues are pretty severe.

Right now, Mikan is on a shelf across the room, and she is quite cute but you know the painting issues are there. It's too bad, because the pose is actually quite neat.
02 months agoKaappariKaappari
Nice review. I will take this into consideration if I plan to purchase a figure published by Pulchra. For the price I would expect no major issues regarding paint quality or sculpting, but they really seemed to drop the ball on both. Paint transfers from the base should be inexcusable. The pose looks really nice though, so I guess that it will look quite good viewed from a distance in spite of the QC issues.
02 months agovictorvipervictorviper
loveanime (2 months ago) #20961965Thanx for another excellent review. In full agreement with your opinion except for the curvy thighs, which are a bonus to me, but that is just a matter of personal preference. The small mouth which can hardly be any smaller is almost a dealbreaker. 5000-6000 JPY sounds about right for the lower quality and smaller size, so let's hope your prediction becomes reality at some point.

I personally don't mind the thicker than expected thighs, but when this figure is displayed with the Alter Mikan, it does look a little odd that they're so drastically out of proportion.

As far as the price, initially these were showing up on AmiAmi preowned for about 10000 yen, then it was 9500, and now today there are some on there for 9200, so I suspect that it's just a matter of time until the price hits that level. All the major shops still have the figure new, so there's a decent probability the figure will bargain bin, too.

The thing that bugged me most about the mouth is that the sculpting there is pretty minimal; it's really just kind of painted on. It almost would have been better if they'd done nothing at all...

Chandl517 (2 months ago) #20959487I can agree with you with the sloppy paint job on the collar and on the hands. I don't know but the proportion of her thighs to her feet looks weird.

The painting is certainly the most disappointing feature, especially since Mikan's outfit is about as simple as can be!

Medzevil (2 months ago) #20958586Her thighs might not be immersive to her character, but they sure are submersible. Thicc thighs save loves bro

The thighs actually give her sort of a neat look.
02 months agoloveanimeloveanime
Thanx for another excellent review. In full agreement with your opinion except for the curvy thighs, which are a bonus to me, but that is just a matter of personal preference. The small mouth which can hardly be any smaller is almost a dealbreaker. 5000-6000 JPY sounds about right for the lower quality and smaller size, so let's hope your prediction becomes reality at some point.
02 months agoChandl517Chandl517
I can agree with you with the sloppy paint job on the collar and on the hands. I don't know but the proportion of her thighs to her feet looks weird.
22 months ago (2 months ago)MedzevilMedzevil
Her thighs might not be immersive to her character, but they sure are submersible. Thicc thighs save loves bro