Posted by meronpan on September 28, 2010
So then, today we have a nice little figure from Volks. 1/4 scale, prepainted polystone.
KOS-MOS!!! Yeah, I got her. Yeah, she was insanely expensive. But hot damn, this is how 1/4 should be done :P
Just to a bit of warning, this post is gonna end up at over 40 pics ^^;;; But hey, she’s worth it :P
Hell, I have 4 pictures of the box ^^; It’s been awhile since I’ve taken a picture of the cardboard box my figures get shipped in, but this was a special exception ^^; And if you were wondering how big her box was, well, there are the dimensions right there. The inner box was only maybe 1 inch smaller in all dimensions.
Simply massive box, and like the other polystone figure I’ve gotten, no windows or anything. Just nice and simple.
Love all the little labels they put on the box ^^
I didn’t take any pics of the packing material… but it was basically just a double decker styrofoam sandwich. Head, base, and some miscellany on the top deck, and her body and sword and rest on the bottom. After some assembly with the nicely diagrammed instructions…
Took a lot of photos zoomed quite a bit out to give you a sense of her presence with that massive blade. Man, it’s impressive.
Very simple, yet effective pose, though best enjoyed from the front ^^;
To give you a sense of the massive scale we’re talking about here…
That’s good ‘ol 1/8 KOS-MOS by Alter. Looks like she gets up a little past 1/4 KOS-MOS’ knee. ^^;
Trying to fit her in the frame was quite the challenge.
Really beautiful details from head to toe, love the stockings she’s wearing ^^
The laces on the boots could’ve been a little more detailed but hell you probably won’t be viewing her from behind anyway.
Because of her scale, all the text on her outfit comes out nice and (mostly) sharp, a very nice touch.
These gold… bronze? colored side pieces above were actually among the pieces that needed to be glued on.
and man her outfit is short. Don’t know why i didn’t notice that before ^^;
And that flap of her outfit just barely keeping her modest ^^;; After seeing that I had to do a little investigative work…
So this hand held, overexposed pic is proof that somehow, yes, she is wearing pantsu. Just being thorough. ^^;;;
Did KOS-MOS have this outfit in the first two games? I must admit I never got around to the third ^^;;;; Yes it’s pretty blasphemous considering I acquired this figure but the game was never my favorite. KOS-MOS transcended that though :P (Xenogears, on the other hand, was pure win.)
Not to dump all my closeups at ya in a row, let’s step back a sec, shall we?
Quite a different shoot having her fill frame with the blade cropped off with my 50mm backed up against the wall ^^;
Just love how obscenely massive she is with that blade. Very impressive, impossible to fit in any shelving I have thou ^^;
The pieces over her oppai are actually attached by magnets (actually, same story with her arms), which means you could display the twins if you’d like…
…but unfortunately that means you have some weird white boob caps on display.
Wonder if it was a licensing thing that prevented them from giving her normal oppai…
Base is more than a solid disk, yet still nice and simple, which I like. No need to draw your attention away from her awesome beauty. Unfortunately I think a little more detail would’ve been appreciated on her feet and ankle dagger thing.
Still with me? ^^;
You’ll see some of the logos/text on her is this weird splotchy ink, but that’s only at macro distance. Looks normal to mere human eyes.
Mmmm just love the chains on her hair. And nice colors here ^^
Haven’t done any high angle shots in a while have I? Maybe I have. Thought it was moderately interesting given her insane blade :P
Another look at her hair and those chains~
And rather than try to fit that entire blade in one frame, here’s the bottom half ^^;
I hope I fit the pin in all the way… ^^;;; Would be pretty terrible to have that massive thing falling all over my surrounding figures ^^;;
Ufufu dark and mysterious kos-mos!! errr… well, i tried ^^;;;
Just look at innocent face :3 mmmmm
Loooove the blue eyes. Gorgeous.
…unlike this close up photo of her head thingy. Ah well. ^^;; No it doesn’t look that dingy in person ^^;
Mmmm just look at her :3
Lots of these angles are really similar… but hey, it’s 1/4 KOS-MOS. Bear with me :P
Seeing that her blade was somewhat transparent, tried lighting it up a bit…
Turned out ok I guess. Unfortunately some of that hard light was making some harsh highlights on her outfit.
And again, for any first time readers… all these pics are 1920×1280, so click away if you’d like to oogle in high resolution.
Feel like I should update my banner with something kos-mos :3
Just love that face ^^
With size such a noticeable attribute of this figure, wouldn’t be a meronpan review without some size comparisons, now would it? Pictured above we have nendoroid petite tsukasa, nendoroid reimu, 1/8 alter kos-mos ver. 4, 1/7 alter vivio, and 1/6 alter swimsuit kos-mos… And even 1/6 barely gets up to 1/4 KOS-MOS’ stomach ^^;;
So there she is! Yet another reason why I’ve been cutting my acquisitions back this year ^^;
Used the splendid Tokyo Hunter for this transaction, always a great option if you’re looking for rare or limited figures. Heck it looks like he’s even taking orders for the touhou DDs.
The end all figure for KOS-MOS fans! woohoo!