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Strike Witches - Miyafuji Yoshika figure - 1/8 scaled by AlterStrike Witches - Miyafuji Yoshika figure - 1/8 scaled by Alter

MaakieMaakie1 month agoReview
This article is not suitable for people under 18.
I'm over 18
! There is a wall of text in the beginning! If you want to see the figure + pictures and not the background information, you can scroll down a bit. ;) !

This is a review of a figure in an swimsuit-like-outfit that can be considered NSFW by some and there will be a few zoomed in shots!

Welcome to my review! Today I will be talking about a figure of Miyafuji Yoshika ENTRY #2026 from Strike Witches ENTRY #2 ! This figure ITEM #9919 is made by Alter ENTRY #7619 . Please note that this review is about the original 2010 release and not the improved version from 2014, which can be found here: ITEM #179332 .

I will start off with telling some more about her background.

Background

Strike Witches is a manga, light novel and anime series with character designs from the famous artist Shimada Fumikane/Humikane ENTRY #21456 . The storyline of the franchise takes place in an alternative WWII, where girls with magical powers, called witches, represent famous pilots and the enemy to be beaten are aliens called Neuroi. Witches are the only people that can wear Striker Units, airplane-legs needed to get close to the Neuroi. The series may be a bit hard to get into as it can seem very strange for some, but it's easy to fall in love with the character designs that are a nice mix of cute and fierce.

Yoshika is the main character from this franchise and unfortunately also referred to as the 'plain Jane' of the series by many. We follow her as she becomes aware of her magic powers for the first time and gets recruited into the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, who has a lot more experienced Witches. Even with being 'plain', she is a very likable main character and at least for me, I could not help but cheer her on in her quest on becoming more confident and strong.

The reason why and how I got her

Just as with my recently talked about Lucchini BLOG #41191 , she was a 'bulk buy' for me from MASTRACUSTOM .

Original art

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Above image is an artwork from F/Humikane Shimada where her posing was modelled after. The figure itself however, has more the look of her anime appearance, especially when it comes to her face:

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Video

For people that prefer the box shots, first look and first shots of the figure as a video, please take a look at the inserted video below. For the people interested in pictures: keep on scrolling!



Parts of this video will also appear as gifs during this review!

The Box

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The box of this figure is huge, but as this figure is big and comes with a lot of parts, it was to be expected. The box design is very colorful and comes with many pictures of the figure itself. The front has a small Kadokawa license sticker for authenticity. The figure is sealed off with some square tape.

First Look

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Yoshika comes with quite some pieces for a scaled figure:
- Main body
- Base
- Her 13mm Type99 Machine gun
- 2 small pieces of metal to attach her to her base
- 2 extra propellors for her Striker Units (giving her 2 display options: Rotating and still)

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She also comes with an instruction sheet you should really keep at hand when unboxing her for the first time. Especially getting her to hold her gun can be quite some finicky work.

The Figure - display option 1: Propellor blades showing and no weapon

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Yoshika can be displayed without gun, but it looks a bit empty. Her arms make it now look like she is waving at something in the air. Maybe it would be funny to display her like this if you can find an figure she can point to?

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As for the propellor blades showing, it seems a bit of a non-wanted display option to me, as Yoshika is posed as she is in the air, so it would not make sense that the propellor blades are not spinning.

The Figure - display option 2: Propellor blades rotating and with weapon

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And now we have Yoshika finally looking complete! Even those she is holding a huge weapon, her cute smile will melt a lot of hearts!

Looking at all the details!

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Starting with that adorable face! It's nice how Yoshika has a bit of blush and a bit of glimmer on those cheeks! Her mouth has a seperately sculpted and painted tongue, a little bit of her top row of teeth is visible. The only downside I can point out of the face is how the skin color is so much lighter here compared to the rest of her body. Yoshika doesn't seem to me like the type that would wear a lot of make-up and I see other owners of this figure having the same problem to a lesser extend. Pity!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RePuZtP8KtU9FJnAw042wYjYD3X8GL-eiN9uyF9gOfytorcfJDan1fxVBrwkXjKTyZ83LV3-6Sfk3H3ZTQ7nVkLFZbYX0slMeafIsrXdb7xhLwZRny-4XDdBypkPv7UBK8EtR37Pm6I8gTXn5eg0p2UCWty5htDnTMctBqEoenGetIOOZv_4zEK64rQj4Oaud2iNvvBH6I1jZXjKlvGFkbRZ4XqvKphdWtGiicmyyt_9mv7Ilf7B9ifALW0w1O_lep7HD_hFurGzaxOR_UjkQvy7qAtaGl_9i7mvvZn9ebQiesv6BNTCrNXgKdbS4k736jjgQG0B1GYudDHUrzdT_SLN8KXYsqDK4cHpareS_oSKFtVzIaBs5R7OHgI3jPB5H6wBdPj1kvwhKkIUWDRpgY9sEVNSZFsAkJmBiRfXRiftxbYUipZZooYkQWXK7X0iHlaFwRojjyVzj-znXM5EkbUh1Hg9XY3hn1w78pU0zh4E01TsSUflkesiE0jMe3W72adGm7gdPf0B4eKV5hs2iHGp3QIRxfzKiJaPLq5gWs1EcBckxiNIY_TxYeWPl8ago3TbQtUFPKlyu_tqLy9Tus7x_nBgBVs52A4o5zP_5QWb7jyzRT_9r_Lx3LC-dhc=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LvvfnfhdlJHpZCOj-hNI0lykVXXx3M_JzJOcp9Ng-zxhosNPPjzS7ivQOR77CPsJoVhh_hnbDYFXonTPkaMHE3dFu-l5EB7-kGfayUSGbvgLxLrgkVp2Qqs8iI5lhcchLFwxFnkmpsgbps0cwqxZLdvLrLaG8kaFu9V1QdCPBLpXfTQLB2LiwG0jUhyqS7VypWRxjmAbCDM6BDLmndG5S-WZU699P2s9T83TLAA58NCcSSzzdY8_DTjmZ6Mbxz5hQzIIhs0yeSHSvJ21E_fDR21LthZ5Ke_mvaQ2ryBxKwSdj0qaGrvqzbJwIvyI1M8uohXP2gA2sem4T0jPIrHucKi6UKIS-x5UtPS5XxGzIpfQqmihmcufSX_bt4RILvYrb0jEXPsqMxMkoHGwC_-CPynmfE2jK8aQKtV2O2sLuG2L5q_Qj-dnEgZvSTJ5Z_l1KFAzt1oounOhBoW7CuLdEuPS7ou3QoUV0buDSpaN-rSbEFJcQev9SU8YhQfpTDePFAaR5QzrG5hxse3V5M0RJZiHxI7q7juW11Rbqiv6bSYHT8vyQjpIYSREOghfi0XQh9AiuYeLvG5ssAY-m0IINOCbb-ohJIJR_mYedxUhNri9TrnituFNTNswBT_MCls=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Yoshika's hair and ears have minimal shading, but are quite good looking. I could only find some slight sculpting errors on her front bangs.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VTiCrX5k_h7KuQbV2iZkPVzzvYsnrPpVxgpdfPucAH_RumXJqWzBAk2VYDfjH8o5S8dOx_piw8eousHP-DoHnN6gYWcqxZVNZP-PUFZyRUOIFSRyuoKXiJUdzaw2RrgJ7lU7CuJzRU1tmp_cvzllIRVfqMkXPAZgNnX-35aj5EEXBp2Gdkdb2WIQivKO50uVL0WPQa0z0cE6XG6aycH1oBgOTZR8ldPR3JMfFJ75XzDquk-ynklBQA4H2sADXMLIvr5CmUeyhP6AnsBuZml9ZgqPhWyLSwzIWlXBp6Sv8_a4goYy2ZjPQNH0bDDqIqFrkYPexPeMOZ3VaIfLhx_4U5cvqvpk0rPGIjFEp9h7wedYtFgh43Pnz7_hro1HiAqZmeVZQYHrZdTL9gthkEoggsLpIoViDt_NbDuK7T0zaNsif0ofmMHOPm4GVRzAuBZqWptzro5MqA9tB9t7uiteCEDCpNOcuALVoEqhY8wNvPC4P-y8zsm3VypXLI-gT_lSD2CRFoTqNMeJJVEluH4z04kQeRbe9Fa7_iGoLTWERaCROcEgW-MptJz8GPW1V_HZEK2oYIxPR8LB7E8krnp8x6QeQ1ZYjAXjhwC0R6YOZYFyTFFXdLgyJsNZ_YwljOw=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

As for her clothes, as a top Yoshika wears a simple sailor uniform with the logo of the 501st on her shoulder. It's a nicely applied decal. I would have liked it if it was a patch instead of a decal, but consdering this is a figure from 2010, I can't really expect something like that.

Notice that there is a bit of uneven paint near the end of her sleeve.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Dg7UFU3A6TMa7AJ76rT5l71tSnDIWb4LAaqEceJAyoiQlk3_CJkHcaiJTQZAaXBbPFuCkI0L7F9QdxqQ7n__TNYyD5uvFOv-O9AXuTZYnTBpGR7h-sU5k2Wltf3pNYrI6DO_gSDdL4MCfTgs8DPzhauJGWc_a1xUBA35adgLZpQCNO9_TyR0r180-N5GujikfdnNMVklOl_2PBKb3AIsR85qZauJmviuD47cOJYux4KrsIdCAcScZ604G35CH_Xv3HigWFTWIu99l--3vvDOe21nj6wCfSQ6WJyl_rfGBpE89q7QqwyUg4K2EJ1DNj2xEHlS0EheZPfsS7kRbGOu-9yVjnN7qjyiBwPYUipBZDEeqmyAupml-TUnOAOazRk0aMQ4WEf36PdU3W3FHMN6CgijhPhrZXx24IQmTGdIBegP2jdkc-rtAtuPvxgv6nmu4shqKrKcXOoX6srufjBf6oyAYfXT5YrtB8WXnc4xSeKRKBqvudselLpqdpi8Bza38UlMtQW9E1pRmYEXcXKigwonI4yqB9bvLl54I9pfhJi7V_M70-MIYKxJHPk1LCgA7wrE1fg11fEsrnmrVZLttCUhHgKmmPsAH1uYGXcNru0V3uXmc7F93kO4Zdfcfuw=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The rest of her sailor top is quite simple in paint and sculpt, but near flawless except for again some small mishaps on the blue borders.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gSMdde-UTPGMe0JRAffjFyoA5CDv4hZmoJ30L2R_AmIb3E0iaSsmP5UeQs7Vd_PVN80p_ksgrqSD2dBk4_rZz3D0_YxBtE3LO59TZQbiKlZMvUJK8SQrnb_WtFJldmHHdq2XaXdNtNsZu4xm1Lz7ZjSnpf0TNHKV7E3TZPAeHXPDDLnZi2QugDW2lFuBM-GvUnGTuBOoqUJvgoIyEmDraefIBbBqOBmakDie3JPkY2cMbkUze4ZTH9_OlF_Kczd-xNNkxjVeiyjgyqyGCL6hXUry7ua9iMfx7oVdLrz9WjV5GlZzqRBUGh7CC643prfyTmSqi8pBcXfvw3JC_Ftyv9gsiRrP3rhUzyXCepBLpudR3M2rIe0elJ97r9wzIp49ksYu0gF_8OO-5iV6D134teaZBBGw6zpAHjDXe585B4tUQd1ug0GfWsFsDMLqTFrSTFSkRbzK-23niUyIiYmnNE7MLkQef2-Za5r0R-f5urC_kMWv2-Np1b1EVqY9gNWMEVDk5Ni4jfcY9Udmw7XbcdpbssWVtjGNhxOKlDCy2WBoN6uWJ0uc2dMaFruuXIWYrMt__aV576HULPmNYpn06vQCmVI5PTFJYYMyPgGoTfTc6usmzf_AI99W1TdyiZZJ5KkuPCm7UEI1XFG-VZV9NsHu=w725-h966-no?.jpg

The movement of her shirt and collar really make it seem like she is flying! And let's not forget that cute small tail peeking out from under there!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/puigv8LQFu5Q2jt5yOm8w_6LC56mdRLLRPXiBH4NTjkoMFWkFvwKn90i8FR4SO7raplU8AGtwbZ3rVr2htaTHxYMUhZmTHNvwa1Q0JM0hLhosksbcwYIZsf11aHVaUxzUgdyZ90sWDzN9lbcejKG-T-TDXPYWsMMxPWlW1v_2KLu0ZhjAK_6lOuJEWurvpvgrt47NLCMTMdEZ2-w6b_dIsaF0C54Ey3EgqO9SBEYq4Qam2Wua03g-CuvAMxe95WpyRxLTn7ckxUT2UyLNmmpdMfO8Cu68S_ybqIO7fRHqX_M4JBcU2ry9OpH2TQalJqI5hcd_7H2_6alD8HSUJZAPx6Ou6uKmCn0EBOaKdrwtS4jg9j1VlkBMtvX4sfyS17ykV1cGeO6FNVmGGNujcq6iL8OvkNhS_SmMMUV13GnPGpv6zNnrqljDWYUeq949DapT67mPG86guGKyMJ9QcpxFAgTCrSwm5i_ek_VCOypnvZcb3aQOw9jhYzQ02e0hT03HqrjDo0QS0VwoGxKUueD1OfRvk0oMabBfhzvblvodejSNZA28Frz3vAKo_nv4vYZcmnn1wqDBAN0v9HhysciUbosHqicHK00oNNBal0bn1DbPKukuLCRwXp3E4qmv64I4AD1-LS1FBovkPL1RH73Pkfa=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

The tail itself is very basic in shading and sculpt, but it suffices. There is a small hole in the swimming suit from which her tail fits, note that the tailhole is too small to fit her full, bushy tail, but luckily there is some anime-logic behind that!

https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/967/538/2c0.gif

Thanks to this figure, I also noticed for the first time that in her original artworks (seen at the top of this review), there is already a 'tailhole' in the swimsuit.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xViAi2R6PYgESv0Jp5c9jid0t_gsjhmjSpvxQ269WV9xAXlV0dj-oBcmW1jsO8_xIglRfVYPdHGz8ZvX88OQJBDf_lNFc31usTT0o3VX-9DI_lgWWJKBj28H6TxWebbTfNfoz8Crrz92nRmVjp3pAbxSl4s9Ij8705cm-DEh-THZiu-L0s7waI9NMMIw5lVwzJUIXEtl2Uqrx1f4vSZscS-MuzChm__88k2Ac4QL2T_ZKMhiY4Mpi_5W2r00UmDvdolmEQSfXfpPeXVKHy2HjL1i6XJK-CUO4wf0x1Ue_7aoql836WtguMqCxdvsObvRMk-keiG0x_yRq03kNO9DD36dh4AgRj-M9Bz7OvqlR8GEzIk5-E2LX1LtKz_bQxPC8iQEwJH5od_fBEM82oXkrCCmMOL00O42B9S8G9jb1Sm1TkGITptQvQOb8rlC2JDr9456blezL3G15VrHMsb3xs95p1LR9IQyAjpUqTmhfP3WrjByYReKK7J9d4zhaVu5kWNq2nXMexWUvGTumkEwWkqCjZ-0bVWSwW3wDV0QtJt23FrQA6f-wVUTxyDM3EeoeB-j1pOeWpixipRT3xPMcLhyGoVORa9CjS61MNUW1w5PB3cEmBdkgCZobzkYwo5ydycVih_UfearGHP2GugY187=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Let's also take this and the previous picture to appreciate the sculpting from her behind and how the sculpting and shading of the swimming suit is very well done. I also like the shading on her skin that directly peeks out from under the swimming suit.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2l9xY6VkR4LgNdIzyMEI9ByL7r0UYpUXwhwP-i-A-BqL9Jgz_KB8QT7vi99iHjrzjc-LaghY8VHiAK4ULM13OCTigOqU6MntnsswafOkRQV8-ygsF40IcBGP37od71OOkZ9pdlL2WOM5n5HHXUaaQJiEZ1NqwN-m48aoc_OlHsDfwv8ezJxUVOElPAfOfUpY96kETBmhQf7JLGZdQZvoQ8LuoUs4Q6R96fumLjZJgOube6iYBq5QFjXN9UFiRZlT4CFkVKHaK19NvnSfJwS9dk87mf3GynEwydgpYtNMsOEBBGA6f55Rces4CEcPtJ1mDKLAMoJvDNst0uMHqrmzATf_FBJL97dlowy0SkKvevonUNNDH3JOSXwpEyXRZLNzbTTwC06idufxZ1z14ArUhXKdI4-0IM3uzMzRGit5S94Ae5jM4Jaa-s72Y0_9O5rg_GRQR2zvgHQSnwqKdpKjBkuG6dS1wsHHzl9XUlghZH9GbkuJDGzxZSzsxCqPuyUoh41PswWAJngZingjCsNRoJTYDgSpvn5gk0DcmR9QGmmRPGShTnZWH4Q4jKqKxd1czd2VZgXb-oZr7l8an82tok9ttK4XbAP4xzEABuNhTgorU-x7VOfjnpDzLaMXTmq83299cVFFEG0sGUK5Ai48KeVI=w725-h966-no?.jpg

Looking at the front of her swimming suit from a regular angle, the view is obstructed a bit.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/DdUBSmh1grTARwRfZIozcV8Cnr9bfNrw8B-KZW04iq2_l4CvU6KuymklmPUgukSmnGkVg0qIoiwYcK5X7RHDJL-QY5oca0RMbRtvNXHNH3CFAojF0w7G0nFkagmvG68n_PNOFKTTDTBWijc1F0r0hSJqklgD1qrYjd-9AjYTLEWm0dluEnkU3bFQvyk4DZ6WUcQ3q93N7V1vGPW2NybPtCF1mm4YgpRnLXDMTREQnyCZNVjM2ongh_Be6RNrCMHzSXi51ZuDlvU42LJXgxHYniBjkGXcfYN8njrmuBeeEV-vqXay7goaFHoe4KVLJ1K91S5XBGFFti7Lgk0tM1MJQ0R6osdHQijK7gLwtdNSs-EdLc4OasSKS0u6mUIyNTa5_sAVbEQ33tEw_Dlr9w20PUgrr4DgKmXz0upGROots_RO10K0ASd5lB18wCVK3BnwdgjmKbKDm6SGWACbkW5WizAa_WGI1ayKuV7GABhnNieqoKfmqTfO9AndM2AcXTSEG7Iut-mJUWHXeTlT1wEVmAeelpteAPssB6fct5DuZi0oyg4Kcp8izbs7yphilfnVzW7yJMo9Q_JmilU-UFDaAXVJUWwkCk1jrJejTYhN1gThLgJuFmyHk5SxxZL4DGbfqeQRp_kYZn_gOd26KseUFwMW=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

When held in the light, you can see the typical sukumizu detailing is there! I also appreciate the extra creases sculpted in there just above her crotch, makes sense with her posing like this.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oJlz5P9JDoHoHxSgLrg2bSV3e28ouQFmuiTeabn9kJFe454m-Kp4Iesc05l9NQUiCWwXkB28A8aUlFklEFdjc3_6dTref9esCpGjturJDmcCM3RsLmMQhqP-xOGa3BcRx1DNGNvTedfx4-ZhseqXzgwnwaFDKfXPzdiLo9fojDW-tJ3COKyCl9jeOxai__NUOtJQYeMMHBY9zXMBeWhwaR5e6DqpxVwpNM690IwpLv17rtvYB3JkXGs-eTKjMntj68GF6UmXO-Juht9xPrSwTw6qLocYXTAeroM3ajEYEM4wvjV08Tx1SeR37gMkjbXZb1-VEV-bBph8EE6xEUpiJmNs-uiCsyqnoM2VRppWtRmlFVW1OlG5zsHRR1SOj0Hm1mRVwjPqJczmzRXubTYNORFmCcIy4c3dNhsrLOSQfl3wOv3DPGYSpN7I3QhExq3AuzZUGSGQlzLL6yc4eztuhTicNClGL0kSsZjuqMNAx-tjUCVbmaEldaGVZKze4sRHhVxFuFqVMcKWRH7V16rInz2MJWOqiw6-7p5tJIHb0c8-Y_E45p8Sosewbb5F4dB3WJv4LQuDXXp6b_e2dU6fKikoFmx2vP3O6ij8Ai_BB1mvj4qH2BmwzGrUCEOYeuvNa6dkOWTW8zvYnDzRaMZBbMYE=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

Yoshika's hands have the expected amount of detail and sculpt for a figure her age. Unfortunately I can not make her right hand fit the handle of her machine gun. I do like how Yoshika practices proper trigger discipline, though!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nIVfx7oVhj4PgWqbNwHShEAwisALtofXfnR-DtNZNBwiCBWn-df2U-AtK7zT9gvYopsQiS-Ls-eb1ik-g0Zif86MQ8YpM6jO5dx_8xbE4PmpT072Suu1iDHii8M87ygHXcxBSNWEwcH9cKU1AftGzkefy4c7qs3LPmE7ykh2LtnK1wOKnNffCrjA8wFeSXV-bA9hJMnVvyBlCeWh00agZa9jsEyaId2ke5zUrLeDxB61ISGyX15pE7mp6cf0OyV6jwH_WfQiBFfrMIS9B3Cps1P8PRa9v9_rAmpNeoQOfXDlTb5Vg8z4ygpQb3Qwnl_lbWKselyxhal20XMnBGha2CBlUfa0yc8vvPWNY1ly71FmSlSu5dvXp2rrWB9tPJMC6gZDWsU6qxXRl4-2vYrxBOGZvTivBQIm1Ywj86byCxPJ9xPG5uE4tqGX8rMcXHQ0_nCso084rvLNCDn3E8sCbv9pJsVamdCYXRRBHiTVd6GiLrObiPjw6JLcqC9nseE8X0acMeRocyYrcvg38YEL2EBZIhtSB-GgsDFAx3q0yHXYHO0EdNooohRpkfqMlmckZSlpD0IMX8M1itU5oIL-JPnkJPAoHuqxAQwfq2cunfDldWJNM7raYIVYTquxb5avKuJBeAI8wQs4diM4FLhpJV-3=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

There is a small paint scuff on her index finger, but I wouldn't be surprised if that is my fault because I spend a lot of fiddling around getting her to hold the gun properly.

Also note that there is a bit of a visible seamline through the middle of the gun.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/XfZnA3DFXO7z7IhUTbWwnMQBZA6BqApednYUf9gf50697XPvN6SIv1fsftpx0YivmvbD7M7TmR3GpzWza9iN75Tnmsoj70DbOHQgbQRLYJNFzkQMkkuSeNA45v_UB5KkQ3QGL2DXm5-RGh4FZ0c8-0n37CKb37tJ8DdtCRx0DeMfA-pPbhB-OtcpqKxoFReNHW-EYgOqZnRbW4Iqq3DMclZII0EPACwm8Jt3xFNXEZBCD2oM2SUhLNCLloPwAtsMQ5OqO_sD-1RFa6LCgqIdXm0XzPhLPdcLcu-6D1o0TYNhV9agx2Ai8k65l7rbC3iucJOBe9AQKcZQRgobaMzjRy1fvU4VWuTnxNyO2fqfEfaAL24H_52KmN4v4cpjovjUELq69arK86_8VUDLMtpGYH2hTYV4NXy2YDhr4mbXcVwckCn6XkHHt90RtmhooXe18qO-LY1-Ufk4fLKIESwhHjhLJBIcPKccq9nkxxhuLaliPkwIeBmV4TQEDsdMZ6i4Q9U0Heh-bMGUW2ZrdQ2LMAuIFsjN7QWjJ2sEozHCR2DRaatL1xSOM8spRNZLLX_TWbRkRUv1ZfolHqT-pwuIhaTkaf4_zMVEFJmUC4iDwbOBO39VhI84MXLj-ylvfVzlCm-c-GqHSPLzmWjspiKPxyTi=w1288-h966-no?.jpg

I like how from the backside, you can see how her thumb wraps around the grip. In general the machine gun is a good looking sculpt, but a bit basic in paint. You can already see on Lucchini BLOG #41191 , that they later down in this line improved the detailing on the guns a lot.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9l_AdLH2mD_KwqptRTXynITaLpV_MdhOk6j29ByIQpe8GulJED52-jHco2z4ffruS7VmmjFlOWMSpfh3ALWjg24AvPnFySBIfAtB_UvijS2AnPbjGSTjPHIVU-hOVaI8YLZMSgkU2Uqdzh9H_VnX917OrmlBVLpLAb-nUpY0upcwbvv0g82W7peeJ5jj6Y-3iUnu9K9lNQ3tjPebozk8ENFLbK0lXrB6rYcITPe75SrJxeMcS-pRRDRWWv3myXsJWlXqJI16cnsR1U8mBaHnexxooDHu_L-yVN_ffFu8cv7S7ZTpNoMakn5nfgxUqVqfs7lIoFlRtxyg2YBq9Inw_L9e6a8qVOURnNXI6-3veQMlx317jBI7dNUUyYYETQ1wCW1SNNFv8jizi6henDexz7aHDCeYMrrBWZlqVY9IuwcsREjGaceM9Z1t_2N574xkiKaGnCFWgSkiQPALUYoz2zoeNfE1_w_km7ggWsZ7WfWohK1ijF4WjgG2oF719Cg-hI7Hw94iM9VOJtcsthhulq2fImDBFnRAX5g4zFU_2RxNyUyJuquaoS8q58q0lwGcvvHDn75ACOLgUBRun7IUSkcbSxNHO_0Ipd6UFSJ5J0GfM7CGs6fWvYlsbxyQDMD0JEju9ZqIyZ9P5WBhr2qwiIhD=w725-h966-no?.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/poEvJjp_l2b4oTKy02wC2tn20zylbxnmlRrJV2tYmOhK0Ux_SZGeb0DF_woL0zJlVyDu32V2ZPZ_yHw0RZpiF7VpW_iCWLrtUCMoeFYBbweHLcvR7IS_XCl0ecwyPSq-jcyESTqP1bPB-Ob6QSvGBRpPqCl2btHc4oe36HmGw6EIi0WZUO2kzjFbfdCU5bn65XPaQp1JdLvSTe_3wUzyTIUon49WEulmBqR4GdkdO8d9oaVOIyxrgth1TLG0pHqAzLOagqkZS3ft7YSVMLqrUZHi_UJKKMBzk_1Ko-YJ0iKqZwomURH5JeOO7YAALpQcrRUDUbxzBGaEI1C-Uj4oYfNHb5Fqbe0wnEeuvC7UNiC4_5ozPxjSQn-lOULV3VXg7g5oSnOsZ84ukbbGMKKEFdRmtg5E78VITuNwfA-E8PLbJzHfO3fRP3Li8ODQj9t7QlJkRR0XNipRkUUJK459xWQVWEJ1ZlvTZmeVKwIjJ6haU7Ulq8q9i0h_wqY2hfa7jb_yWbDnWPb7mqFGLrnona8TNzeyo9fukgeMOh4LHi75uTNOIuNFx5QgYs32s9D_2mkRs6UMyf2gOBelAeNsj9_7yXQNKzbJPetzwL5U_dLTnXJauYtsvv-wfKqIQRFyHX7dwu3CMQzKxis61bzKZnJi=w725-h966-no?.jpg

Her left hand is a lot more delicately posed and the top of the machine gun also shows the most details in paint and sculpt.

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The strap is quite basic and unfortunately the clasp is a bit messily painted. The movement of the strap itself is nice.

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But if you look at this figure from an angle like this, all small mishaps are forgiven, right?

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Let's get to the Strike Units! All the details that are also there in the anime are present! There is also some extra shading at the top parts, making them look more rounded.

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The propellor blades can be switched by removing the bottom parts of the Striker Units. The blades themselves have a decal to give an effect like they are spinning.

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If you look very closely, you can see a small 'upwards bump' in the sculpt of the propellor blades, it looks very nice!

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Two small metal rods are inserted in the bottom of the 'feet' of the striker units and then into the base. Although the very small pegs had me worried at first, the figure feels very stable. On top of that, I got her second hand and her previous owner had also displayed her a lot, which pretty much proves that the figure can last very long (almost 9 years now!).

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The base shows some specifics about the character, the same as printed on the box. Although the base is simple, it does it's work in providing the fgure with a good place to be displayed on and it blends away if you have her displayed on glass or in a bookcase.

The Points

Positive
- Very cute expression and posing!
- Striker Units look amazing

Neutral
- No really added value with the second pair of propellors to display her with.
- Some small sculpt/paint letdowns.

Negative
- Skin color of her face does not match with the rest of the body.

The Scores

Sculpting 9/10
Some more details on her gun, her ears/tail and/or her face would have been nice, but the sculpt is even by todays standards really good!

Painting 8/10
The biggest negative in paint is the difference in skin color between her face and the rest of the body. Furthermore there are some small let-downs and parts that could have been more detailed. Overall, the paint is still quite nicely done!

Posing 8/10
It's lovely, happy and very in-character! View spoilerHide spoilerAlthough an more action-packed pose would have been nice too!

https://media.giphy.com/media/xJhVAhqqGPQic/giphy.gif


Base 7/10
Well, it's just a big blue disc, but it has proven to support the figure well and if you like 'invisible' bases, this one can blend away easily while displayed.

Packaging 8/10
Bright and colorful box that protects the figure well and has matching colors.

Enjoyment 9/10
Some small nitpicks here and there, but overall I really enjoy this purchase and love displaying Yoshika with my other Witches!

Conclusion

With an age of close to 9 years, this figure still looks amazing even today. The small letdowns are not that bad if you take in account her sales price. If you are a Strike Witches fan and do not have Yoshika yet, pick this one up!

Availability

Yoshika was released for ¥7,8K (which was quite an average price for a scaled figure back then). Nowadays her market price seem to change a lot, as I saw her for sale not very long ago for below her retail price as low as ¥4-5K on Mandarake, but at the moment of writing she seems to fetch prices of ¥11-14K on a lot of other shops. With todays' exchange rate, even the higher prices can still be worth it if you like collecting Witches.

Comparison with version 1.5

Four years after the release of this figure, Alter decided to make an improved 'version 1.5' ITEM #179332 of this figure. Although I do not own it, I asked an owner of this figure MASTRACUSTOM about it. He told me that some details, especially on the Striker Units, are improved. Furthermore she has a different expression. In most other fields the figure is almost the same.

Version 1.5 had a retail price of ¥9,8K and second hand she seems to have a more stable price than her first version, with version 1.5 selling on average for about ¥5-8K yen. An extremely good price for what you get and it makes me tempted to pick up version 1.5 too, but for now as my collecting displays are not final yet, I want to keep it to this version only.

And to finish it!

Here is she temporarily set-up with some other Witches:

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As I unbox more of my stored figures, all my Witches will get fancier display spots~

For those who read all this way, thank you! My next review will be about Kotobukiya's Fubuki ITEM #236237 , an figure almost everyone seems to have forgotten, but is definitely worth the attention for a review in my opinion!

And for the people that are wondering why I clost to from this website for 3+ months: A small personal update in spoiler View spoilerHide spoilerThere is a high chance my husband will soon get a job in either the USA, UK or Germany, which means that a lot will have to happen where we live now (sell our house, sell our car, decide what to keep of our posessions etc.) on top of that there is so much paperwork and research of the possibilities of working outside of our country needed, next to having to change nationality possibly. On top of that I got a new job half a year ago that includes a lot of travelling and a lot of overtime, already leaving me with less free time than I normally do have. In good news, at the moment I am writing this, I have taken some days off and hope to write and photograph for my blog a lot! By the way, if someone is interested in more details about any of this or has done something similar with moving to another country for work and has tips for us, feel free to PM or comment on my wall. :)

I hope you enjoyed this review, you could also check my other figure reviews when interested! Here are a few of my recent ones:

Pokémon (Pocket Monsters) - Mewtwo & Giovanni Nendoroid Set #87: BLOG #41222
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - Kaiba Seto - ARTFX J - 17 (Kotobukiya): BLOG #40334
POP Wonderland #2 Little Red Riding Hood trading figure set (System Service): BLOG #40292
Dragon Ball - Chi-chi - Figure Colosseum - SCultures - Zoukei Tenkaichi Budoukai 3 (Banpresto): BLOG #40240
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - Yami Bakura - ARTFX J - 1/7 (Kotobukiya): BLOG #40178
POP Wonderland #3 Thumbelina trading figure set (System Service): BLOG #40142
Strike Witches - Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen - Figma #149 (Max Factory): BLOG #40117
Gekijouban Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions - Lemon Magician Girl - 1/7 (Kotobukiya): BLOG #40018
Gekijouban Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions - Apple Magician Girl - 1/7 (Kotobukiya): BLOG #39967
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - Atem - ARTFX J - 1/7 (Kotobukiya): BLOG #39944


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Scores8/10

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CaptainZ (1 month ago) #48465869I know this is not everyone's thing (I'm not big into lolis or Mecha matsume personally)
But can we please acknowledge the fact that these were top quality figures for FAIR prices.
I miss those days.


As a note I do want to say that there are also many non-loli characters in this line. ;)

Anyway, yeah, for me the golden age of figure collecting when it comes to price-quality ratio was 2007-2012. Of course a lot figures nowadays look even better, but I do not think most of them are worth their price increase.
1 month ago
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I know this is not everyone's thing (I'm not big into lolis or Mecha matsume personally)
But can we please acknowledge the fact that these were top quality figures for FAIR prices.
I miss those days.
1 month ago
1pt
victorviper (1 month ago) #48408164This is a very nostalgic figure for me, since it was the first of the many Alter Witches that joined my collection. While Yoshika's pose is not as interesting as some of the other figures in the line, such as Shirley or Lucchini, I've always liked this figure because I thought Yoshika's facial expression was appropriate; her expression is a mix of natural cuteness with a good dose of "doing my best".
Wow, you may be moving to the US or the UK, huh? I imagine that prospect is some combination of exciting + terrifying!


She's grown more onto me. At first I thought of her being one of the most 'bland' ones of the set, but indeed how you describe the dose of "doing my best" is so Yoshika-like! She's adorable!

Considering you're another owner of this figure, do you also have such a huge difference in the skin color of her face compared to the rest of her body?

And yeah! We are luckily flexible enough for such an international adventure and the niche in which my husband works makes for some amazing opportunities. International job hunting is a slow process though, but on the other hand, that gives us luckily a lot of time to prepare. I think I mostly know what to expect and do now, we're curently playing the waiting game of which specific company it will be before we finalize anything. I'm a bit scared, but excited too! :)
1 month ago
1pt
This is a very nostalgic figure for me, since it was the first of the many Alter Witches that joined my collection. While Yoshika's pose is not as interesting as some of the other figures in the line, such as Shirley or Lucchini, I've always liked this figure because I thought Yoshika's facial expression was appropriate; her expression is a mix of natural cuteness with a good dose of "doing my best".

Wow, you may be moving to the US or the UK, huh? I imagine that prospect is some combination of exciting + terrifying!
1 month ago
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