(Originally I tried some stupid idea involving splitting the post apart so that the NSFW stuff would be separate. I’ve decided to rescind that and make it all one post.)
Anyways, figure in question is the 1/7 “Masterpiece of Kyorin Takanae – Sakyo” from FunnyKnights, who appear to be a part of or working with Aoshima. This is actually the “Milestone limited edition” alternate color version of the figure, with this being the regular version. Purchased from Amiami. While FunnyKnights seems to be a relatively small, and probably little-known outfit, they’ve done some other figures before in the same style of doing an original character from some artist and making two versions. The box labels the figure as a kitsune miko, so I guess it’s supposed to be miko-themed, but I kind of…mikos actually wear clothes. Even Queen’s Blade seems to be aware of this!
I actually ended up deciding to order this one as a sort of consolation prize once I gave up on trying to find the Cat and Chair figure I had found out about. After spending a while trying to decide which version of the figure I wanted (I like the variant better than the normal version, but HLJ wasn’t selling the variant, meaning I’d have to order the figure from somewhere where I couldn’t cancel the pre-order…) I decided on this version and placed the pre-order. And then a repaint of the Cat and Chair figure was announced. I ended up placing an order for that one, but I might cancel it and hope I don’t get banned from Amiami. I thought about cancelling this figure, but the last time I cancelled an Amiami pre-order, I got two warning emails, so I decided to just stick with it. Worst case, I could have always just resold it as soon as I got it, but obviously I decided to not do that.
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Full body shot from up front. I’ve also decided to try experimenting with using cloth backgrounds for figures like this, where the Nendoroid Playset is impractical and not a very good background. I think it worked pretty well, at least a bit better than straight black or white, anyways.
Something worth pointing out, might as well be here. The base is just a basic plastic circle, as can be seen. However, it does at least hold the figure pretty well, with the feet actually being secured by screws. Unfortunately, they decided to center the figure on the base based on the figure’s feet. Sakyo’s pose is such that her center of gravity is closer to the edge of the base rather than near the center, so the figure will have a tendency to tilt when moving it around. It’s not enough to affect normal stability, at least. But it also looks kind of stupid, because most of the figure’s mass is off-center, so she doesn’t even look centered on the base.
Curiously, Sakyo’s one of those catgirls/foxgirls that has both human and animal ears. I prefer my *girls to only have one set of ears, but it’s not a deal breaker. Although it would have been nice if there was some paint detail on the inside of the fox ears, since there’s some sculpted detail. It’s also possible to see some of the mild paint issues this figure does have, with the trim on the sleeves not completely staying within the lines, or however you want to put it.
I-I guess people can bend their backs at that angle? At least some people, maybe? Also, the tail has to be plugged in at first, but it also has a round peg so you can kind of rotate it some. Oddly, the connection point (and probably the whole tail) is made of a softer plastic, so it has a bit of give at the joint, and I’m a bit worried about it for the long term.
The sleeves are sculpted to indicate some sort of turning movement, consistent with the rest of the figure. They have a flower petal print on them. On the normal version of this figure, there’s a paint gradient, but the sleeves on this version are a solid color.
The stockings have these little cut-outs at the top on both the front and back (though they differ between). Unfortunately, you can tell that the flesh color was done on top of a darker color for them, and there’s a bit of stray paint splatter.
There’s also cut-outs on the back of the ankles, which…okay. You can also see that one of her feet is lifting up from the sandals that she’s wearing. They’re not flat to the base, so there’s little wedges of plastic making up the difference in angles.
Alternate hands for holding different accessories. All of the hands are made of softer plastic, like the tail, so they go in and out pretty easily. Not sure what that might mean for durability, though.
The normal version of this figure hasn’t been shown with these two accessories, so they might be just for the limited version, I guess to help make up for the mass difference since the normal one has those huge twin tails.
Sakyo also has a pair of unsleeved arms, which is why that seam line in the back was there, as that’s the separation point. Each arm and hand socket has a unique design, so you can’t (easily) mix them up or rotate them. Unfortunately, the figure’s biggest paint problem is obvious here, with the gold from the trim of the sleeves having transferred onto the arms. I’m not sure if the paint removal method I know of will work here, so I don’t know yet if I’ll try. But since the paint is kind of globbed on like that, I wonder if I might be able to scrape it off, carefully.
And the sash comes off! Also leaving the sleeves off for a moment.For a piece of plastic cast-off clothing, I think they did a pretty good job with the sash. It manages to snuggle the figure well without being obnoxiously thick like some cast-off clothing can be, and the little connector tabs actually work and will plug in flush easily and not try to undo themselves. Boobies. They’re nice.From behind. Sleeves back on for a moment.The underwear starts to get a bit odd in the back. For some reason, they opted to not bother sculpting it all. I assume they were going for a “dug in between the ass cheeks” look, but it comes out a bit odd. It was a known quantity, though, as this was visible in the promo pics. The underwear is made of the same soft plastic as other parts of the figure, so the ends of the undies don’t quite stay in place perfectly, especially since the pegs that hold them in place are on the sides. So you can do something like this and peek.Now to move on to the “do at your own risk” section. The panties, bare as they are and being a separate piece attached to the main figure, apparently aren’t meant to be cast-off. However, they’re only held in place by two small pegs and easily broken glue. So if you really want to take the panties off, you can, but you’ll be left with two obvious holes on the figure. The hole on the other side, which is a bit worse with the glop of paint. I think I can scrape it off carefully, though. The thong, or whatever. Taking it off requires pulling it up the figure (with the arms off, of course), and carefully pulling it over the head. But then, you get fuller nudity. Holes are still there, but they seem like the kind of thing that could be easily photoshopped out. You could also take advantage of camera angles to hide them.There’s a bit of detail.Sleeves back on. I think it looks cute. Hiding the holes, again.Picture originally used to make a header, though not anymore.I noticed Sakyo looked neat with just a single light from above, so I took this.