Figma Futayo Honda, from the series Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere. Purchased from Amiami since I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to cancel her pre-order. As usual, I don’t really know what I’m doing.
Backish view. The stand pegs in to the upper torso, would have liked it better if it pegged in lower like it did on Nanoha, so Futayo would be a bit easier to pose.
Like many of Horizon’s girls, Futayo has huge boobs that are one of her more prominent features. The two strands of hair that come down the front/sides are made of the typical soft Figma plastic, so they move easily.
The top pair of Futayo’s hair antennae are on pegs that allow them to be moved around. They have to be put in out of the box, and I had some trouble getting one of them to actually go in. They seem to be pretty easy to keep pegged in, though, despite moving them back and forth quite a bit. The lower sets of hair decs are static, but seem to be made of something slightly more flexible than typical Figma plastic, they have a slight amount of give so they’re not so easy to accidentally snap off.
Moving down, the two sides of her skirt thing are each on a Figma joint. They can be moved back pretty freely, but the way they skirt is designed keeps the joints from being rotated in place more than barely.
The thunder thighs that seems to be another Horizon trademark are well-preserved, though. The hip joints are ultimately limited by the rest of the design, but they move very well and I think these are probably the best hips of any Figma I have.
Futayo’s main accessory, of course, is her spear, the Slicing Dragonfly (or Tonbokiri). It comes apart in various ways, and since the top section is much thicker than typical Figma accessories, Futayo comes with hands just for holding that section.
There are also parts to have Slicing Dragonfly fully extended, as well. Or as a Google Translation of the Figma blog put it, Ｌｅｎｇｔｈ． Though the middle extension piece is slightly thicker than the bottom piece, normal holding-things hands can still be used for it.
Spear disassembly and parts. The two different bottom/end pieces have unique pegs so they can only go in one place – the shorter one only connects to the top section of the spear, and the slightly longer one only connects to the middle extension piece. All of the pegs are also shaped to be one-way instead of just being round, so the spear’s parts are always correctly aligned.
There is also a second front hair fringe piece, exactly the same as the normal one except for a tab to stick a bit representing one of her techno-sorcery spells. And I forgot to put her hair thing up in battle mode for this picture.
In an unadvertised addition, there’s three of those acceleration panels, as well as little stand things to stick them on, which I think is from Futayo chaining them together from her feet if I remember right.
1. A pair of typical Figma fists.
2. Two right hands for holding the top (thickest) section of Slicing Dragonfly. One’s more angled than the other.
3. A pair of typical Figma holding-things hands.
4. The single left hand for holding the scabbard.
5. Another pair of holding-things hands, but at a greater angle.
6. A pair of typical Figma splayed hands.
The box. This is my first Figma with the new box design. I liked the old designs better. But given the way the new box feels (less glossy/more cardboardy) and looks (seems to be less vibrant), it’s probably cheaper to print them this way.
And alongside my only other Horizon figure, the Variable Action Jizuri Suzaku. They aren’t in scale with each other, naturally.
I also got Wave’s 1/12 Persona 4…Arena kit with the order. It’s basically the same as the other Wave arcade kits, not as good of a kit as what Bandai makes, and not quite as good of a 1/12 arcade as Konami’s Desktop Arcade Collection, but it’s pretty decent. Futayo can’t really sit on things, unfortunately, because of that center section of her skirt.
I’m pretty happy with Futayo. She came out really well! And luckily she’s one of the Horizon characters I really like. It’d be nice if there were more Figmas to go with her, but I’m not going to hold out hope.
And besides I’d want Masazumi next to go with Futayo but they’d probably do Asama or something.
Now for random miscellaneous pictures.