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Review of Rem & Ram by REVOLVEReview of Rem & Ram by REVOLVEReview

PanchitoMattePanchitoMatte2 years ago
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Hi again, MFC!

I’m so happy to be reviewing these 1/8 scale Remu and Ramu figures by Revolve and Emontoys, because I’ve wanted them since they were first announced. I missed my opportunity early on to pre-order the limited edition set that included the Roswaal Mansion base and Rem’s Morning Star, but thankfully I noticed Nippon-Yasan featuring the set on their front-page as I was scrolling by a week ago. I fail to recall the price of them when they were initially listed, but N-Y had them available for 21,900¥ (before shipping) and so I placed an order straight away.

This has been my 3rd pre-order with N-Y and all but this one instance have I received a box stuffed with thin brown shipping paper. To my surprise, my figure boxes were protected by crunched up Japanese newspaper and advertisement posters. Does this have any significance if you're deciding to purchase from them, fellow MFC users? I thought it was somewhat neat, nevertheless. Shipping BoxShipping Boxhttps://image.ibb.co/jpLunH/0102.jpg

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The Standard Edition Boxes:

The limited edition "set" was simply the standard edition Remu and Ramu boxes alongside the bonus brown one, which contained the marble base and Morning Star. On the brightside, I can now review these figures as if I had ordered the standard editions, as the boxes and contents should be the same. There isn't much to be said about the figure boxes, as they're quite unspectacular. That's alright. I bought the figures, not their boxes.

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Speaking of which, Remu and Ramu came with their own bases! This sole concern was what kept me from ordering them after I had missed the chance to get the limited edition base. I did not know whether they would come with something, because the photos on MFC showed them without, with a square base, with a circular base, and with a clear base. For those that ordered Remu and Ramu separately, you’re in luck!

The bases are pure black plastic (not painted) — one circular, the other oval — and feature a very light matte texture on the top, which removes the issues of fingerprints but still maintains a bit of luster for effect.

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The Standard Edition Figures:

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I tried my very best to capture the pastel nature of Revolve’s and Emontoys’ work, despite my lackluster camera, for this is what I adored most about these figures: their color palette. I chose not to pre-order GSC’s variants because I was worried that Rem and Ram’s outfit was too simple to be faithfully painted yet also beautiful. Boy, was I right? GSC released two figures that were painted with a flat black and white color scheme — not exactly what I would call exciting. Conversely, Revolve and Emontoys exihibited excellent creativity by painting their outfits with a white gradient throughout as if they had been worn-in, which I can appreciate. White paint blends with what would should be a solid black maid's outfit (as if the fabric's color had faded) and their hair is too a bleached shade of standard pink and blue. I must admit these photos are only somewhat color-accurate; for those that are keen to see a truer color, please direct your attention to the photo beneath the 'closing thoughts' paragraph.

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The Limited Edition Extras:

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The marble base is phenomenal. I could not be more pleased with how it turned out, all things considered. In the 3rd photo you might be able to tell that the surface has a slight texture to it (detectable by fingernail). The Morning Star — which is the second of two items unique to the limited edition set and which is constructed from metal chain links — rests within a pre-smashed portion of the marble floor base (don’t worry, it’s not damaged). There are two slots for the tips of whichever points you’d like to place there to cradle the weapon and hold it somewhat securely.

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The Limited Edition Figure Set:

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I'm captivated! Remu and Ramu are worth writing home about. The rose petals on their headband are clearly sculpted. There is an appropriately fine amount of sculpting in the strands of their hair. Their maid outfits are painted a washed-out black, with lots of shading throughout. The stockings have sculpted creases consistent with reality and they are painted in such a way that it resembles the translucent quality of thin fabric when it is stretched enough (Rem and Ram's skin color is mixed with the flat white of the stockings). The fine details, such as the white trim that borders each end of their outfits and the small bows in the front, are adequately detailed for a 1/8 scale figure. Their poses are cute as heck, not lacking in originality. As a nice touch, their fingernails are painted with a gloss clear coat Even their maid shoes are well done: glossy finish, fading on the toes to indicate wear, and an superbly painted buckle/strap. Despite Remu and Ramu’s rather simple character design, Revolve and Emontoys managed to produce a visually interesting and beautiful set.

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Closing thoughts:

To tell you the truth, I really admire the set because of Ram’s pose and facial expression. GSC’s version showcased Ram in a way in which I didn’t want to remember her: meanspirited. I feel that Revolve uniquely captured a more feminine side of both Rem and Ram. Truly, this is a rare set that many of the “Rem best girl” fans won’t have, and I’d recommend it over the alternatives.

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Scores9/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Have you ever received a box from Nippon-Yasan that was packed with newspaper and advertisements?

55%Yes, I have.
45%No, I have not.
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Comments14

sorry to post a year later panchito but i saw this review on your profile and just wanted to say they look soooooo good with the marble base! ^_^ posing them together is definitely the way to go.
7 months ago
SolidTitania2 years ago#32124187I also agree that this version of rem and ram is prettier than GSC's one. the painting for gsc's rem is quite flat and i don't like her mouth sculpt and for now this is the best figure of rem and ram but I'm also excited for Alter's rem.

I just received GSC's Rem two days ago, and I must say that the paint for the hair is quite flat (the rest is flawless though).

I bought it only because of the Demon form, which when light up looks fucking cool.

If these were the last Rem/Ram figures ever made, I'd buy them in a heartbeat (as I want my next one to have the anime look), but who knows how many figures of them will come in the future.

I'll gladly wait and enjoy her demon form meanwhile :3


P.S. Nobuta is a well known sculptor from Alter....
2 years ago
I've been checking their page and searching google for any review but couldn't find any. Been deciding if I should stick with the regulars, or get the set, and your review just convinced me. Thank you for sharing your review and photos so soon.
2 years ago
Thanks for the review! I also received my Rem & Ram (no special base & Morningstar, however) just yesterday and I must say that I am extremely pleased with them! Revolve did a great job. The sculpt is great as is the paint, and 1/8 scale is my fave scale.
2 years ago
That base is wonderful, i love that they can be placed together on it as well. Revolve will certainly be on my radar now.
2 years ago
citanes Pantsu Authority
They look fantastic! I love maid outfits! ❤ One day I need to get into this story. Thanks for the review.
2 years ago
I also agree that this version of rem and ram is prettier than GSC's one. the painting for gsc's rem is quite flat and i don't like her mouth sculpt and for now this is the best figure of rem and ram but im also excited for Alter's rem.
2 years ago
I just received mine as well without the base and morning star. I missed the pre-sale. It is my first time ordering from Revolve so I hope they live up to the promo photos. It would be nice if Reolve did an Emilia and Subaru to complete the group but alas that is not how it works unfortunately.
2 years ago
Thanks for the review! I'd buy a subaru figure like that would ever happen lol but i had no idea the tiled base was a preorder thing! For me it looks like a must compared to the standard ones. Ram is not my fave tbh but i love sets of figures where they come together to create a greater visual whole than they would seperately, and this definetely does that i think. I ordered 4 figures from nippon yassan last year and to save myself from shipping costs of death i think it was 8200 yen for sal, but i wonder how it will come. My other two orders were packaged wellish.
2 years ago
Kirenisa I am a collector!
looks nice, I especially like that it has an extra "base" looks way better than their standard bland base.
2 years ago
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