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Xiao Mei 1/8 ~ KotobukiyaXiao Mei 1/8 ~ Kotobukiya

tomocchitomocchi7 months agoReview
Hello fellow figure collectors! ヾ(^∇^)

Last time I made a blog about Rinna ITEM #287819, so now we’ll take a look at the just as lovely Xiao-Mei~ I just love catgirls (and boys, where are the catboy figures??? D:) and when I saw Xiao all those years ago when I started collecting, I fell in love instantly. I even got like 3 other of her figures, just because she is so cute and pretty. ❤

You can take the box rant right from Rinna BLOG #39675 to here as well, lol. I looked for it, but I couldn’t find it, even though I *know* it has to be somewhere. I fold my boxes up so I can store them away, but I don’t throw them away ever. When I do find it I’ll add it, or maybe someone else who has her can contribute those pictures (for now).


With all the babbling done, here she is! Cute Xiao-Mei~
Backside is once again hidden in Spoilers for certain reasons, lol.
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Xiao’s base looks like a wooden floor. In my opinion the white part is unnecessary once again, but Koto put it there for a reason I guess.
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Some more shots of the kitty cat that comes with her. I thought it might be Xiao in cat form, but as its named “RinRin” I guess it’s not. If anybody can enlighten me about what role this kitty plays in the games or in Xiao's life, that would be great. Probably just a cute companion?
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Xiao’s smiling face is really cute, just like Rinna’s.
I love how her bangs look and frame her pretty face. The ears are implemented in the hair well enough, without any too bad seamlines. There is one pretty obvious one where the part with the 2 buns is attached to the fringe. It can’t be seen from the front though.
The hair itself has good details even though there aren’t many to see, lol. The little pouches (what is the real term for them?) are sculpted very good with all the creases and the shading. The ribbons are super cute as well. <3
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Her outfit is more on the simple side, but it is still adorable. I especially like the one-sided (long) glove and stocking thing she has going on. The purple cloth she has around her waist has great folds, just like the rest of her clothes.
Just as with Rinna, a little bit longer dress wouldn’t have hurt in my opinion, but it’s still fine, lol. At least it has the ribbon on the side that shows that she does indeed wear underwear! xD That ribbon looks great btw, hehe.
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As lovely as Xiao is, when you look closer there are indeed some flaws. The biggest thing that annoys me is the pretty big gap on her back, between the cloth and the dress. I don’t know if that is a common thing or if I just got unlucky. Thank god it can’t be seen at all from the front. The painting is also one of the weak points of this figure. The patterns all around look interesting, but they are colored very sloppily. Good thing the back of her slippers can’t be seen and the rest only when you get pretty close. Still, I wish she would have gotten a better paint job.
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This catgirl has some great legs. (๑´ω`๑)
Her slippers are on the very simple side, but I still like them lots. It just fits her.
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Sorry, just got one picture of them both, haha. Still, they both look so good together.
I just love them so much. (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤ Plus a little Tamamo as well.
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I do love this figure a lot, she is one of my favorites, but she doesn't come without her flaws as you've seen. I still would recommend her to anyone who likes the character. But maybe get her preowned, if you can find her. I don't think she'll get a rerelease like Rinna, as she isn't in the recently released Shining Resonance game. That would have been awesome, as I'm sure Koto would have improved some things. Still, my love won't fade anytime soon. (ღ′◡‵)
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tomocchi (7 months ago) #39254630Thanks! :)
Lol, I know most people aren't fans of Koto. I must say I quite like them. They pick good/interesting characters and try to do different things at least. If it's just little things I can overlook that. ^^


Completely agree! They cut on costs sometimes but pick a wide range of licenses and get creative w poses/bases haha
7 months ago
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tomocchi Superneko
WeisserSchnee (7 months ago) #39273594One like for the Picture with Rinna <3
Thanks for the like! O/
7 months ago
2pt
One like for the Picture with Rinna <3
7 months ago
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tomocchi Superneko
TyjosAzari (7 months ago) #39254572I love Xiao, she's one of my favorites from the Shining series and this was one of my favorites from the figure series. Great looking figure and now I have to get this one again.
Great review!

I don't know much about any Shining Series, but look-wise Xiao, Rinna and Lorna are my faves. Animal ears/tails are just my weak point, lol. And Rinna is just darn cute. <3 Thank you! o/
7 months ago
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tomocchi Superneko
Akira (7 months ago) #39250161Nice review! She is indeed a Koto figure, as she looks really nice as a whole and from a distance, but up close she has some flaws that may be a break dealer depending on the person :s
Thanks! :)
Lol, I know most people aren't fans of Koto. I must say I quite like them. They pick good/interesting characters and try to do different things at least. If it's just little things I can overlook that. ^^
7 months ago
2pt
I love Xiao, she's one of my favorites from the Shining series and this was one of my favorites from the figure series. Great looking figure and now I have to get this one again.

Great review!
7 months ago
2pt
Nice review! She is indeed a Koto figure, as she looks really nice as a whole and from a distance, but up close she has some flaws that may be a break dealer depending on the person :s
7 months ago
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tomocchi Superneko
Asagoe (7 months ago) #39239041You were right, that's her in cat form.
They did a really good job on the Shining figures. I like the faces in particular, they're so expressive.

Oh, thanks for the info! :D

Yeah, the ones I have all have beautiful, cute faces. :)
7 months ago
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Asagoe Mad Magician ✨
You were right, that's her in cat form.

They did a really good job on the Shining figures. I like the faces in particular, they're so expressive.
7 months ago
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