Posted by meronpan on May 31, 2009
My least favorite character in the trio but I needed the complete set ^^;
And that’s not to say I don’t like her ^^;
Aschen! Another character from 無限のフロンティア スーパーロボット大戦OGサーガ (Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier)… some sort of android assistant to the male lead, Haken.
Aschen’s got a split personality… alternating from serious and reserved to playful and cheerful.
Her pose is taken from one of her signature moves… a sort of awkward reverse kick ^^;
She seems kind of precariously balanced… hope Volks figures are lean resistant ^^;
Hard to tell with her arms crossed but she’s pretty well endowed :P
Mmmm so we’ll adjust the angle a bit…
There’s something about Volks’ PVC offerings that feel sort of… chunky? I don’t really know how to describe it.
So far the two I have seem pretty well executed overall but for me they lack the Alter touch ^^;
And the hair has quite a shiny finish that may turn some off… for me it somehow kinda of matches the finish of the rest of the figure… still undecided if I like it thou ^^;
As you can see, the details seem a bit rough…
The odd base shape is due to the fact that it’s meant to be combined with kaguya & suzuka’s for a complete display.
I’m still partial to the black backgrounds, but I’ll be switching it up from time to time.
If you’re a fan of the game and are looking for figures, I’m not sure you have too many other options ^^; And to make things worse, it isn’t exactly easy to get a hold of Volks stuff. If you are interested in Volks stuff at all I can recommend Tokyo Hunter and Goody Japan to take care of your order. There’s also Tenso, featured in one of danny’s previous contests, but unfortunately I haven’t completed my order with them yet (was a preorder).
I ordered Aschen through Goody Japan and it ended up being on the pricey side…
Subtotal amount : 7,875 yen
Domestic shipping : 840 yen
Our commission : 1,181 yen
Bank transfer fee : 300 yen
Total amount : 10,196 yen
Then had to pay for shipping from Japan to the US ^^;;; Curse you Volks! Basically added +25% to the price to use an ordering service orz. In retrospect, a bit over the top in terms of price, but now that I have all three… I do like having the set ^^;; Not bad, but probably only for the most dedicated fans of the game.
For pics of the complete set… look forward to a Suzuka review in the next day or so ^^
Update: Forgot to link Tentacle Armada for another review!