Sunday, January 20, 2008


Just got myself a Busou Shinki through e-bay yesterday (at RM150, RM20 cheaper than retail price, yahoo!).

Front of the box (this is what she'll more or less look like once I assemble her armour)

Side of the box (this is her bike mode)

The box has a cover that can be opened to reveal the box's content

Well, what are Busou Shinkis, you may ask? Busou Shinki is a line of female action figures that feature different themes and each wave is designed by different artists. The base of the figurines however are all the same, designed by Asai Masaki. They're really poseable and you can actually mix and match their accesories to customize them. Plus, they come with an access code that you input in an online game called Battle Rondo where you then get a virtual version of your figurine which you can train and send to battles (kinda like Angelic Layer, if I'm not wrong) and also pose them in various virtual settings in the Diorama Studio.

The openings for Battle Rondo featuring the first few waves:

I fell in love with Xiphos and Benio the moment I saw the 2nd video D: Oohh, and Fort Bragg is like a cool weapon nerd.
Obviously Busou Shinki plays on the "moe" and cute girls that still can kick serious ass theme

Back then, I would have snorted at the thought of collecting this sort of figurine (skinny, vulnerable looking girls with big googly eyes) but after constant exposure to them in online shops and various webcomics, I slowly warmed up to them. If you're not a big fan of most animes like me, it takes awhile to get used to them.

Right now I can't have her armors and what nots assembled (if I start, I won't stop till a few hours later and I'll be toast when I have to pass up my assignments), so I've only toyed with the figurine so far.

Her dainty fingers are made of some bendable plastic, probably to prevent them from breaking.

First impressions: I'm reminded of a grid girl or a racer when I look at her. She's very poseable and despite being all skinny, she can stand pretty well. I find it rather unfortunate that her hair is pink though (I usually dislike characters with pink hair). I would have liked it better if her hair was yellow, or green! Nothing beats the watermelon/strawberry combination.

I like her expression though, it's one of determine and strength. Her mouth is nearly invisible.

So far, I like what I see, and I am yet to test her to her full potential. I think I'm hooked. (oh noes)
Yeah, Ach's feeling rather smug about it.


tfnut said...

Sweet find.. Love the poses she can do..

djkiku said...

shez so hotttttttttttttttttt. so hottttttttttttttttttttt. HAHAHA. TFNUT POSTED. Love the poses she can do. IS THE FELLA HINTING SOMETHING?? WINK WINK!!!!!!

DARN. you're SO LUCKY!!! well, at least the maiden has a nice rack >3

TaiPoh said...

Probably just your over-active imagination at work again.

Ariesboy said...

u know.. u r the one who steal my "deal" =P i was like realli looking for it.. waiting to buy but then.. u took the red one.. left the blue one.. i ended up not buying both =(

TaiPoh said...

haha, I believe he placed another one up for sale shortly after I bought her, it was so long ago, there's bound to be another one.