It’s quite a while since I’ve done a proper figure review, hasn’t it? ^^;
Time to change that! This time, I have a special treat. Following the Super Konata and Super Kagami reviews from last year, it’s a Super Tsukasa and Super Miyuki double review! These lovely ladies round out the last two entries of FREEing’s 1/4 scale Lucky Star set.
Let’s start with Tsukasa Hiiragi, shall we? She’s Kagami’s silly yet bubbly happy “younger” sister. She’s not really a younger sister since they’re twins, but Kagami was born first. I wonder if that’s tough as a twin; to be the younger one of the two xD
Like the rest of the FREEing figures in this set, Tsukasa comes dressed in her school gym uniform. She is a member of class 3-B along with Konata and Miyuki. Poor Kagami is stuck over in 3-C >_<. I bet she wishes she was in 3-B with Konata ^^;
Tsukasa is pretty cute, right? ^^ FREEing decided to go with a happy, super enthusiastic pose for Tsukasa. Clenching her fists in front of her chest with a huge smile on her face, I can almost her hear saying, “頑張って！” (ganbatte!). Perhaps she is rooting for Konata? あ、さすがこなちゃんすごいねー.
Like Kona-chan and her sister before her, Tsukasa is inherently cast off-able. Well, since her clothes are actual fabric and be exchanged, it’s kind of necessary ^^; Anyway, it wouldn’t be a complete review without some clothes-less pics, right? ;)
A complete look at Miyuki. FREEing chose to go with a pose that, well, accentuates Miyuki’s formidable figure ^^; As if captured in a photograph, Miyuki is in mid-step forward with her upper torso leaning forward. Not my favorite pose of the four, but not so bad ^^.
Sadly, one downside to the cast-off-ability of these figures means they must have removable limbs in order for the clothes to be swapped. This means that each figure has seams at various locations on their arms and legs. The leg seams are pretty well hidden but as you can see in the above image, some of the arm seams are rather noticable. Of course, this is only seen when their clothes are removed from the figures and that’s not exactly their natural state xD
Mass naked child event? I jest, I jest. They’re not kids, they’re nearly adults, remember? xD
Let’s see… from right to left: pink shimapan, blue shimapan, purple shimapan, and white pantsu! Ultimate array of pantsu?
Here is a more modest photo of the four Lucky Star girls. Quite appealing, aren’t they? ^^. I know some people don’t like the simplistic hair styling and facial features, but that’s an accurate representation of the anime look =P. There were also some complaints about the characters’ poses, but I have to say, having them all together like this, I like them! Kagami especially has grown on me. I was the most skeptical of her winking pose but I can honestly say that I like it. Put her next to Konata and it all makes sense xD
If you’re interested in these figures, they can still be found, though likely at an inflated cost. Tsukasa was released back in October and Miyuki was released in late December. Unfortunately, they are all sold out at Hobby Search, Amiami, HLJ, Otacute, etc. They can still be found on ebay and Yahoo Japan Auctions but expect to pay extra. Rakuten shows some of the figures at reasonable prices but I don’t have any experience dealing with them (anyone know?).
While I am very satisfied with this 1/4 scale set of figures by FREEing as they are, I’m delighted to say that I will be getting even more enjoying out of them in the future with some additional outfits! Pictures of the new outfits below:
And with that, I will conclude this post. So while it was a bit costly to do so, I am glad I was able to complete this giant 1/4 scale set by FREEing. For a dedicated Lucky Star fan, this may be the set may be the pinacle in Lucky Star figures (physically and metaphorically xD). As for the extra outfits, stay tuned for that and thanks for visiting ;)