actsta ～ スバル・ナカジマ ～ Subaru Nakajima
Posted by meronpan on December 21, 2009
Well, my posting frequency has gone way down as my gaming has gone way up… but at least I seem to be able to keep up with reviews for incoming lewt ^^;
Today is subaru! Again! Except instead of Alter we have actsta behind this release ^^
The first thing that really stands out about these actsta figures is… well, for me it’s the price ^^;;
If you’re looking to obtain your own, hobby search still has her in stock for 8867 yen. I guess if you justify it with the cost of a top tier 1/8 figure… then a premium for the extra parts and joints… maybe that doesn’t sound insane? But when you compare it to the figma coming out in March for less a third of the price… pretty painful ^^;
…though I’d say still a better deal than the even more expensive CM’s Corp fate i got ^^;
Well, enough about price, she’s expensive and my spending is illogical. How’s she look?
Pretty good I’d say. Very much like a figma, only 1/8 sized. I’ve always liked figmas for their depictions of characters… somehow they seem to align very well with my expectations.
You’ll have to forgive my clumsy posing… I’m such a clutz with these action figures. Don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet but nanoha has joined my fleet of broken hand figmas ;_;
Unfortunately actsta subaru seems to share that aspect of figmas – joints are incredibly hard to work with… i had to apply excessive force to get her rollerblades off. My fingers were raw at the end of the review -_- And now I’m afraid to change her hands and stuff anymore, given my history with figmas… Maybe it’s just me? orz
Not terribly visible in my pics, but she comes with a clear blue base, complete with a belka magic circle… errr triangle? or whatever you’re supposed to call that thing ^^;;
To pose her there’s a figma-ish plastic arm that has both a straight peg and attachable clamp that fits around her waist. I couldn’t get the peg to fit in her skirt very well, gave up and resorted to the clamp for the review ^^;
Yeah, I’m sure every other actsta+Alter subaru owner has probably done this same shot but I never said I was original :P Seems like the actsta body may be based on the figmas… seem to have a similar range of motion. Couldn’t quite get her to match the alter version ^^;
Let’s see I think with the above pic I’ve covered the three faces she ships with… happy, angry/yelling, and this sort of angry/concentrating expression. She also has regular/revolver knuckle versions of both arms and a pair of regular shoes. For hands there are a variety of open and closed versions depending on which arm type you’re using.
saber makes a new friend ^^ Figma owners can get a sense of the scale from the above shot. Quite a bit larger… she definitely is in that 1/8 range.
Quality definitely feels pretty solid (and a step above cm’s corp ^^;;).
Which kinda brings us back to the price thing… can you really justify so much more for the increased scale?
If action figures are your thing I guess I haven’t seen anything better (well, take that with a huge grain of salt since I don’t really follow action figures ^^;;;).
3.5 figmas or 1 actsta? ^^;;
In retrospect I mostly got her for the novelty. I seem to have a penchant for trying out crazy expensive figures ^^; Somewhat lacking the creativity to appreciate poseability, she’ll probably by my last foray into the action figure sector for a while.
Still though, ignoring the price, very happy with the execution.
…and now a quick omake :P
Having upgraded my setup so much in so many ways over the last year I can’t help but grab random figures off the shelf at the end of a review ^^;
Reinforce was one of the subject of one of my first reviews… one of so many I’ll like to redo at some point ^^;
The depth of kanzaki’s hair makes for a nice effect ^^
And finally, for now i’ve perched fate high above my detolfs, where there’s room for zamber ^^
Alrighty, time to wrap up. Subaru was it? ^^;;
foo-bar-baz has a great review with more poses and better photos ^^
…aaaand… hmm… are we the only crazy bastards that bought and reviewed her? ^^; Hmm, well I’m sure there’s more out there, I haven’t been following blogs as judiciously as I would have liked orz