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Sweet Dreams: Shunya Yamashita's Works - Pocco - Revoltech - 1/1Sweet Dreams: Shunya Yamashita's Works - Pocco - Revoltech - 1/1

Zetsubo-sanZetsubo-san10 years agoReview
You get the best of both worlds with Pocco: Beautiful girl and innovative joints. When I say Pocco is BEAUTIFUL, I mean it.

Specification
The Good
- Pocco is packaged in the generic 8.5 x 4.5 Fraulein Revoltech packaging. I don't like Pink but that's a minor issue. XD
- The front side of her packaging is a half-way window-box type that adequately shows-off Pocco while intelligently keeping her accessories hidden under her label and side notes saying "E.L.F. and Fraulein Revoltech are all made by Enoki Tomohide blah...blah."
- The back of her packaging shows Pocco in samples of the multitude positions that you can pose her in. Very nice for beginners or to those who want Pocco in her signature stances and poses.
- The sides of her packaging shows Pocco in a cute position on one side and the E.L.F. joint system explained in another side.
- Pocco's display stand rocks! It is articulated too (with Revoltech Joints), which can put her into really cute flying or jumping poses, something really impossible with those At-Sai BGC girls (the BGC girls' stand annoys me)

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_PackagingBack.jpg http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_PackagingFront.jpg

The Bad
- Revoltech became much more stingy with the accessories. Back then when I bought Dante, Revoltech used to have a generous barrage of weapons but now, it's reduced to a generic display stand (save for the printed name), ONLY ONE weapon and two pairs of spare hands.

Specification score: 7/10

Articulation
The Good
- Pocco boasts 19 points of articulation. Despite having lesser number of articulations compared to *excuse me* a standard Play Arts figure, she makes it up with her innovative ball joint system called E.L.F. (I don't know what that stands for).
- Her Revoltech joints are located in her neck, shoulders, wrists, torso and pelvic area; while she is generically articulated (ie: cuts and usual joints) in her Elbows, Wings, Knees and the cut in her right leg. Her left leg has no cut.

The Bad
- Oh my god. Her shoulder joint is so ANNOYING. It falls off everytime I try to pose her dynamically holding her sword but it snaps back on easily. However, it still falls off everytime I change her pose so it's still heck of ANNOYING. I wish Tomohide and Kaiyodo assessed this first.

Articulation score: 8/10

Detail
The Good
- Even though she is just six inches tall, Pocco is well-detailed but not faithfully-detailed (see below why). Her post-apocalyptic wings are sharply-detailed, her small pieces of armor, the yellow and blue print on her skirt and the laces in her left sock are also well-done,
- Pocco has no paint bleeds. Nice quality control, Kaiyodo! Also, she has so many colors: Purple, Pink, Yellow, Blue, healthy flesh, White, Metal, Black...Mmm, I love figures with many colors! :D
- Pocco's unbalanced outfit reminds me of Final Fantasy X and X-2 a lot. :D Well, Shunya did some work in those games.
- Her eyes are very life-like and her facial expression is very adorable.
- Lesser-dressed than Tifa, Rikku or any other female figure in my shelf but not in a perverse way, in a creative and vibrant post-apocalyptic way.
- Pocco can balance well with her sword stances! I didn't have much trouble making her stand up on her own.

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Front.jpg http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Back.jpg http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Side01.jpg http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Side02.jpg

The Bad
- Her goggles aren't removable, I can't "steal" them for Cloud! XD
- Pocco's butt looks weird but if it has to be jointed, so be it.
- The small reproduction artwork at the back of the box shows how UNFAITHFUL the sculpt of Pocco is: She doesn't come with the cat, her skirt lacks the two golden tassels and her left hand certainly lacks the long exquisitely-detailed ribbon.

The Effing Sword... >:<
- Shunya, that Rick-O-Sword (as I call it), is very ANNOYINGLY GENERIC. Pocco is just one of those several babes (Emretta, Roxanne...etc) that uses it. Can you not give Pocco any other sword, like a signature sword for her and her only?
- The number "34" also annoys me, as if it's the 34th copy of the sword given to Pocco or she is the thirty-fourth to use it. Since it's so over-used by Shunya's babes, it has WEAR, TEAR and RUST on it (LOL good work on the details, Tomohide-san)
*shaking fists* Thank god, though, I have other weapons to lend to Pocco (such as the rapier) but JUST LENDING.

Detail score: 6/10

Pocco is recommended for either of the following:
- Die-hard fans of Shunya Yamashita's designs
- Die-hard fans of Enoki Tomohide's sculptures
- Die-hard financiers of Revoltech's war against Figma and other articulated companies.
- Die-hard financiers of the Articulated figure wars (I'm sticking with Square-Enix, sorry :P)
- Girls/boys who are into post-apocalyptic babes
- Girls/boys who like it colorful and innovatively jointed
- Girls/boys who don't mind seeing generic weapon and accessories. (seriously)

Final Score: 7/10

POSES Gallery
Since I'm more of a Final Fantasy Fan than a Shunya Yamashita Worshipper (please don't take that negatively), the poses of Pocco below are reflective of this.

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Rapier.jpg Men in red leather with rapier are hot :drool: but scantily-clad girls in with a thin swords such as a rapier are even more hot! XD

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Rhapsodos.jpg Pocco: The world needs a new heroine!

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Angeal.jpg Pocco: Protect your honor ...and decency!

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Apocalypse.jpg GR: Show me the true power...of SHUNYA!
Pocco: Mind your own business!

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Octaslash.jpg GR: Concentrate!
Pocco: I'm feelin' it!

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_MeteorShots.jpg GR: The power of SHUNYA!
Pocco: Alright, here comes the big one!

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_HealingWind.jpg GR: Good Luck!
Pocco: Thanks! ^_^

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Nevan.jpg Pocco: Nevan, I am certainly more beautiful and bustier than you!

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_SwordStance01.jpgStandard Sword Stance 01

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_SwordStance02.jpgStandard Sword Stance 02

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_SwordStance03.jpgStandard Sword Stance 03

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_ZackStance.jpg Zack's Sword Stance, good display of balance

http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/Balthier_Bunanza/Pocco/th_Pocco_Tired.jpg Pocco: Those poses are sooo tiring!
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Scores7/10

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