Is there such a thing as having too many Taiga figures? ^^; And the answer is, of course, no way! That is why I did not hesitate to order this lovely Taiga figure by ques Q. Who is Ques Q you ask? Well, I really didn’t know of them either until this figure but if they continue to make figures like this I think they’ll become more popular in the future. They have crafted this lovely tiger costume version of one of my favorite characters, Aisaka Taiga from the romance comedy series Toradora. Read on for more pretty pictures :)
This is actually my 7th Taiga figure (if you count the my Sega trading figure Taiga) and I love every one of them! And I am happy to say that this newest addition to the Taiga collection is no exception. Has ques Q has done the impossible in making the pettanko Taiga look good in a more mature outfit? In fact, you could even call her sexy in this provocatively skimpy outfit ;)
Our lovely Taiga is presented in a tiger stripe themed outfit consisting of a small handkerchief top, an even smaller thong covered by the shortest shorts you will ever find! Also, a tiger-stripped thigh high. Oh, did I mention the tiger cat ears and tail? It seems like this figure has it all! ;) The outfit is based on this image.
And yet, while this Taiga figure is the sexiest one to date, Taiga still looks so darn cute. Ques Q was kind enough to include a happy, smiling face for Taiga which just makes her all the more irresistibly cute. You better savor the smile while it lasts though because with Taiga, she will probably hit you soon for staring! ;)
One of the things I love about this figure is that she looks good from any angle. I and really mean it. You can rotate this figure any direction and Taiga still looks great. That’s the mark of a great sculptor and I hope to see more ques Q figures like this in the future.
So, what about technical details on this figure? Well, quality-wise it’s definitely on the higher end of the spectrum. It’s not as perfect as, say the Alter figures I have, but it’s no slouch either. The hair is maybe slightly more clumpy than I would have preferred and there is a bit of paint smearing on her shorts. Her paws and ears also could have been a bit more detailed. On the plus side, the skin toning is great, the sculpt is amazing, and most importantly, her face(s) look spot on. Overall, this is a highly detailed figure with a few minor issues.
Hey, look, she also comes with a base. You don’t really need it though since Taiga is in a laying position and works just fine on any flat surface. It’s a pretty basic, black base. It does have a nice Toradora logo painted on it.
Hope you enjoyed the photos. Wieselhead has an excellent review of Taiga over on his blog as well. So, are you interested in this figure? (you should be!). Well, you’re in luck as she is still in stock at online shops such as Hobby Search and Amiami for about 5,550 yen. I consider that quite a steal for a figure of this caliber. Best order her now before she’s gone! Yet another Taiga figure review. And who knows, maybe there are more to come in the future? Stay tuned ^^