Moving along with my review backlog! I’m on Thanksgiving break right now, so I have alot more time to write these! Next in line is figma Reimu Hakurei by Max Factory.
Reimu is a shrine maiden from the game Touhou Project. I am not very familiar with Touhou, but it has a notable presence in the figure world, and I find some of the character designs charming. A few months ago as a result of Goodsmile Company’s re-release poll, Reimu was chosen to be re-released. Since I already had Aya Shameimaru, I figured it would be a good idea to get Reimu as well. It should also be noted that, like almost everything Touhou, Reimu is an exclusive release. But thanks to GSC’s international online shop, that status carries less weight, and she wasn’t too hard to get.
Unlike most of the figures in my collection, I purchased Reimu purely for her design, and have no attatchment to her character. Let’s see how she contends!
Turning her around reveals more of her dark brown hair. Since Touhou consists of mostly an generated content, designs for the characters often vary. Because of this, some figures(like the nendoroid) depict Reimu with black hair instead. I find the brown hair to be a better compliment to her red dress, so I’m happy with this choice.
Now lets look at her accessories.
Of the three, the annoyed face is my favorite. It gives Reimu alot of attitude, and I’ve always had a thing or sideways glances. The drunk face is also awesome, but I can’t say the same for her standard face. Compared to the other two, it seems lifeless and almost creepy.
Now her her character specific acessories.
The sake label is actually a sticker that you have to attatch yourself(two are included in case you mess up). I almost put it on upside down…
The label sticker looks good, but the adhesive isn’t very strong. I’ve noticed the edges peeling on mine.
Now that we’ve seen Reimu, let’s take her out for a fall photoshoot!
A year later, Reimu came with me on a camping trip. Luckily, it was also in Autumn which made her a great subject.
Reimu is a great figma! I bought her knowing very little about the character, but have still managed to enjoy her. The wacky faces make her fun to play with, and her clothes are so nicely sculpted and painted that I know she’s a figure I’ll reach for whenever I want to photograph something pretty.