Now for the second two half-age characters I got out of the blind boxes.
First one today is Karina Lyle, aka Blue Rose:
As she’s young in the anime, she looks very young here. The figure itself is neatly painted, and looks good.
Her hair looks decent, bit of stray paint from the skirt. Shoes are well-sculpted and painted.
The snake is printed well on her towel.Her hair sculpt feels a bit imprecise,but does the job.
Hair looks good from the back, and she is posed well. I think it gets her shy nature over well. Her shirt is well-sculpted, though I think the skirt is a little overly flat.
Overall, I think it’s a decent figure, but nothing special.
Lastly, Pao-Lin Huang:
I like the pose on this one – feels dynamic, and fits the kung-fu stylings of Dragon Kid. Most of her is painted well – special mention to the hair clip – though there is some stray black paint on the stripe that extends down her left leg. I like the sculpting on her suit, and gives it a good “suit” feel.
Hair is a bit overly flat here, and some knobbly paint. Her pose works well from this side though.
Again, the hair feels overly flat, her shoe is painted well, though her pants paint did escape a bit onto her shoe.
Hair looks OK from the back – a bit more detail here, so it doesn’t feel so flat. The suit is creased nicely back here, and the black lines are nice and sharp, so she looks good from the back.
Overall, two more nice figures that fit the theme of the sets (two were from one series, the other two from another). Out of these two, Pao-Lin is my favourite. Out of all four, I’d probably pick Kotetsu as my favourite, followed by Pao-Lin.