Hello everyone, it’s time for another review! This review will be on figma Homura Akemi Uniform version by Max Factory. This particular version of Homura was a Wonderfest exclusive and was only available at Wonderfest or through GSC’c online shop, so she is harder to come by than the standard Magical Girl edition of Homura. One goal of this review is to see if this Homura was worth going through the extra hassle to get.
I’ll go ahead and say that there might be a few Madoka Magica spoilers(episodes 10-12) in this review especially when we get to the accessories, so do be wary of that if you have not watched the entire anime.
This figma depicts the clutzy personality Homura had before adopting her signature cold demeanor, so her hair, expression, and socks are drastically different than the Homura we are used to seeing.
A side view
Now for some close-ups:
Since this is school Homura, her headband has tiny indents in it. Unfortunately the sculpt on her front headpiece is not as clean as Magical Girl Homura’s. It’s sort of lumpy–almost like someone tried to smooth it out with their fingers.
Her braids are lovely though. You don’t see figmas with braids often.
Nice little bows.
Her torso is very smooth and I love that big red ribbon!
Waha! Another bow on her back! This figma is great if you love bows XD. And see that itty bitty hold at the base of her neck? That’s some good detailing!
She has puffy sleeves, but enough room was left that the puffs don’t get in the way at all when posing her arms.
There are frills on her cuffs, and the pink lines are painted very cleanly. But what amazes me is that ring! Her hands are tiny, yet there is a ring on every single right hand! That’s really impressive for a mass produced action figure!
The plaid on her skirt looks very nice and the contrast is bold. You can also see the most noticeable paint error on my Homura, but it’s not bad considering how well everything else was done.
Unlike regular Homura, this Homura has black kneesocks instead of tights.
Overall, she looks great, but it’s dissapointing that nothing was included to recreate serious uniform Homura as well. The nendoroid provides long hair and legs with tights for both versions of Homura, but the figma is strictly Moemura, so you’ll have to take parts from other figmas if you want to have serious school Homura.
Now for her character specific accessories.
What’s great about school uniform Homura is that she has accessories to make Magical Girl Homura more exciting. I like to think of her as a Homura expansion pack! Since the rest of the accessories are for Magical Girl Homura, we’ll be bringing her in to help out with the rest of the review.
Say hi Homura!
First up is a gun!
Homura uses lots of guns, so more are always welcome!
What pretty gold bullets!
Now, I’m no gun expert, but common sense is telling me that the legs on the front of the gun mean you use it lying down. That’s fine until you remember figmas can’t lie down like that!
This sort of renders the gun useless, so I guess the only pose you can use it in is this one from the box.
Or maybe you could put it on a wall. Honestly, I won’t be using it much since I stink at fighting poses
A bow is also included
This bow is only used by Homura in the last episode and is apparently her true weapon.
The bow is really big too!
The jewels are reminiscient of Madoka’s bow.
You can’t have a bow without arrows!
The arrows have a slight purple tint to differentiate them from Madoka’s.
Her last accessory is an alternate hairpiece with a Madoka’s pink ribbon.
The pink ribbon goes with her scowling face quite nicely. Scowl, Homura, scowl!
How do you tie that thing, anyway?
Now that we’ve seen Homura and her accessories, let’s go out and have some fun! Picture Time!
Homura is by no means a boring figma, but I think she works best with her Magical Girl form. I had alot of fun combining the accessories but found myself playing with my newly “upgraded” Magical Girl Homura more. But getting this figma really made me want to get the Madoka uniform version. So if you’re a mega Homura fan or have the other girls, she’d be a great addition. But on her own, she’s a bit lacking.
Well, that’s all I have to say about Homura. Thanks for reading! ^^