Time for yet another review! Today we’ll be looking at figma Tsubasa Hanekawa by Max Factory.
Tsubasa Hanekawa is an old friend of the protagonist of the “Monogatari” series of animes and light novels, Koyomi Araragi. She is known for her intelligence and noticeably large chest. Although Tsubasa appeared in the Bakemonogatari anime, her figma incarnation was not released until the airing Nisemonogatari.
Hanekawa was one of those figmas I got just because. I’m mostly indifferent to her character, but since she compliments Araragi(who is one of my favorite figmas), I decided to go ahead and get her. That being said, my expectations of her weren’t particularly high, which means I’ll be difficult to dissapoint!
Now for a look at Tsubasa in all of her class president glory!
I’ll be honest and say that I find the Bakemono/Nisemono school uniforms to be extremely unnattractive. Although the uniforms do match the surreal atmosphere of the shows perfectly, I can’t help but cringe whenever I see that Pepto Bismol pink. Of course this is an issue of personal opinion and character design, and has no reflection on the quality of the figure.
Taking a closer look, we can see all the tiny details that make Hanekawa unique!
Moving on to her torso, her breasts are sculpted quite realistically. The way the cloth wrinkles around her body makes it almost look like real clothing.
Too bad there’s a paint error on the red trim.
So far, Tsubasa looks great! Despite her simplicity, she still proves to be quite charming.
Now let’s see what she comes with!
I’m quite pleased with her faces as they reflect a wide range of emotion, and exemplify the depth of Tsubasa’s character. Her eyes are a lovely color too.
Now for her character specific accessories!
The final thing I’ll address is her glasses.
Unlike most bespectacled figmas, Tsubasa has metal glasses. They come in a sheet of four, and are made of a very bendable metal. They slip on just like real glasses!
What makes these fun is that you can put the glasses on other figmas. The bad thing is that since the glasses are merely held in place by friction, they are very easy to lose. Regardless, I had fun giving my figmas the Harry Potter treatment.
Now that we’ve seen Tsubasa, let’s take her outside for a photo shoot!
Although not my favorite, Tsubasa is a worthwhile purchase. I’d reccomend her to new figma collectors were it not for the glasses, and although I am satisifed, I wouldn’t have minded waiting for her to go on sale. Tsubasa fans should go ahead and get her, but I don’t see her becoming too hard to find on the aftermarket if you’d like to wait.