Posted by meronpan on December 31, 2009
Like Fate, I was lucky to have the opportunity to see BRS in person at wonhobby 9. Unfortunately at the time I had no idea who she was or what the big deal was.
Even after getting into miku music and niconico, brs isn’t my favorite or anything, though she did grow on me a little…
But after doing this review, I’m definitely into the figures! Ended up liking this one a lot more than I expected ^^
As previously mentioned I ordered her through Tenso. An interesting proxy service that gives you more control over the buying process. Unlike Goody Japan (who I use frequently), Tenso provides you with a Japanese address so that you can place the order yourself. You simply use your Tenso (Japanese) address to check out and they’ll ship it to the Tenso warehouse. Once it arrives it’s like a usual proxy service – they’ll bill you for handling, domestic shipping, and finally shipping to your actual home address.
Their site’s pretty easy to use and available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean so I’ll leave the detailed price comparison to you :P
As far as I was concerned it was a pretty painless process, even with a warehouse relocation that occurred while I was waiting for BRS to ship ^^;;
Back to the figure under review, shall we? I was hesitant to do any black shots since she’s got so much black already… but after seeing my first shots I liked the effect ^^; Kinda like she’s just melting into darkness or something? Perfect for a nice emo moment, no? :P ‘Cuz of that i left some of these purposely on the dark side.
One thing about this figure… it definitely has attitude. Yeah she’s only 1/8 or what not but she has the presence of a 1/7 with a massive, beautiful base and her insane rock cannon.
Beautiful details from head to base.
Zipper is a little rough under macro scrutiny but very nice at normal viewing distances ^^;
Not sure if it’s worth the extra cost, but the base is definitely top tier material. Looks great!
Based on the price of the next brs figure, the other thing you’re paying for is the rock cannon. Again, maybe not worth it for everyone, but I think it really gives this figure some flavor.
The details on it are also very nice — it looks like a big heavy chunk of metal, despite its light plastic construction ^^;
Wasn’t quite sure exactly how to rest the cannon in the indented base – there’s not peg or anything to fix it there, it just rests in her hand.
You can kind of see in the above shot – brs’ right hand supports the canon.
One thing I don’t really like about figures is having to futz with them to get them set up… unfortunately brs definitely has this issue with the chain ^^;;; It comes loose and it’s up to you to wrap it up and around her and her canon… there’s some instructions but I wasn’t really able to follow them very well… ended up just sorta improvising.
Nice detail on the hair, a must in my book ^^
Zipper on her coat.
Pettanko for dfc lovers.
and some very short shorts.
To give some contrast between the black and background, tried out red for some shots…
Just love her coat
and that hair ^^
Don’t have too many photography tricks up my sleeve so I apologize if you’re sick of my subject-off-center shots ^^; Though I do like using them for wallpaper since it leaves a nice area for desktop icons.
Tried something new with my light tent… put my soft box in back of it and then used my other light as the main…
Took a lot of futzing but I think it ended up nice in the end.
Below, lovely hair, eyes, jacket + a look at the chain… but I’m not sure it makes a good shot ^^; maybe?
‘nother look at that coat and her shorts
If you’re dexterous enough you’re supposed to hang one part of the chain in her hand, which I somehow managed ^^;
low angle… but i’m focused on her face :P no pantsu anyway.
I almost finished the review without taking shots of her alternate eye ^^;;
A nice cast-off solution – the eye flame is just part of the hair and sits over her eyes. As such you just replace her bangs, not the whole face.
Aaaaand that’s about it!
Well, almost. Here’s her new home in one of my two new detolfs. Which reminds me, here’s proof you can fit fate inside one!
With room for nanael to boot! :P Obviously there was no room for her blades but until I get a better dust solution, this will keep her much more protected than out in the open. And did I say 2 new detolfs? Yes, that brings my total up to 5:
My entire scaled collection! Action figures and nendoroids (puchis & normal) didn’t all make it in, but everyone else did! I think I might actually have room for one more in the very corner, but it hurts every time I buy more furniture. Not only is it money that could be going towards other things, it’s one more huge pain when I (inevitably) move again ;_; *sigh* Ah well, better to enjoy the moment then wait ’till I buy a house :P (specially here in the bay area… who knows when that’ll happen -_-)
Congrats if you read this whole post :P To sum up, a very nice piece for your collection. Must buy for BRS fans, and if the rock canon/base aren’t too important to you, you have a second chance with the sword version coming out next year ^^
Update: also reviewed at shadonia!
Oh yes, and for those that haven’t experienced the original work (niconico):
and if you prefer human vocals, i really love this version by ちょうちょ… especially her rendition of the opening ^^ (niconico)
Hope to have the next review up soonish, but we’ll see how that fares with new years coming up ^^;