Well, well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything of worth, hasn’t it? ^^; I aim to change that starting tonight with a new figure [review]!
This time I’m branching off a bit from my usual figure-collecting behavior. Normally I collect figures of characters I know quite well from an anime, manga, or game, but this time it’s of a character I know only fleetingly ^^; As you probably realized from the title image, it’s Patchouli Knowledge from the Touhou Project. So why did I choose this Touhou figure out of the ever-increasing onslaught of Touhou figures available these days?
This is why :3
She’s just too cute! Really, I’ve never played any of the Touhou games and probably never will (not much of a shmup fan) but I’ve seen so much Patchii art that I kind of fell for her anyway ^^; So when I saw the preview photos of this lovely figure, I just had to have her! Well, enough of the rambling… how about some pictures of our cute little bookworm witch? ^^
I decided to experiment a bit with lighting here. I took my small LED flashlight and used it as the sole light source for these photos. In order to get the directed light, I made a rudimentary snoot for the flashlight out of foam board. Seemed to work well enough ^^; For the background, I used a couple of my college textbooks.
I got a bit carried away with playing with the light and forgot to get photos from other angles. Oops! >_< I think this is the best shot of the bunch.
Turned the lights back on for a final few shots. Oh yeah, you can take her hat off. I’m sure Zun wouldn’t want you to do that though. He sure loves hats on his girls ^^;; Also, I had her hat on backwards. Please ignore that. orz
So how about the figure itself? It’s labeled non-scale but is probably about 1/8 scale. It is manufactured by a company named ques Q. I’ve not heard of this prior to this figure but the build quality of this figure is really pretty decent. Not up to Alter standards, but definitely better than others (like some of my Clayz figures…). Patchii’s hair is a tad clumpy and her hair ribbons could have been more detailed. The stripes on her dress are a bit sloppy in some areas too. Still, not bad overall ^^b The books-as-a-base idea is also nice. I should have just ditched the black circular base for these photos (oh well…). Speaking of books, the book she is holding is removable but she looks kind of silly without it. It’s also nicely detailed as you can see in the photo below.
Short review desu ne? Better than boring you all with too many photos, right? xD
Patchouli Knowledge, The Girl of Knowledge and Shadow was released in March 2010 and retailed for 6000 yen. Sadly, it looks like she is out of stock at the shops I just checked but you can probably find her on Ebay or YJA if you really want her ;)
Anyway, thanks for looking! I’m going to try very hard to stop being busy [read lazy] and post more often than once a month. I have a pretty healthy stack of new figures to go through in the next couple weeks ^^.