I finally got Yagyu Jubei last December 16. She’s the first in the series of Hyakka Ryoran figures from Alter. Based on some pictures I found online, I noticed that Alter is very good when it comes to the details of the figures they created. When I took out Jubei from her box, Alter didn’t disappoint.
Here’s a full shot of Jubei. I must say, the sculptor did a really good job. When I first saw her, I thought she was a bit top-heavy but I guess she just takes a little getting used to. I like her face, her eyes and her salute pose. As for her body, I think her proportions are okay and though she’s wearing a really short dress (or is it just a shirt and she forgot to wear a skirt?), she doesn’t look sleazy or something that I’d rather not display at home. ^^; The rope around her thighs which holds her swords is a nice touch too. Oh and I love the chunky footwear. I just hope they made a nicer stand for her, a clear one would have been better I guess.
I like the colors used on Jubei. At first I wasn’t sure of what background to use since I can’t find my white cartolina. Since I don’t really have much of a choice, I decided that the blue background is a nice contrast to all the pink and reddish hues plus it makes her blue eyes stand out.
Here are some details of Jubei’s back. I forgot to take a full shot of her back side though. ^^; But I can tell you that the rope looks realistic and everything is nicely painted.
Overall, Jubei is a well-designed figure and I’m really glad I bought her. At first I was thinking to pass her up because I was trying to save money and order Black Rock Shooter instead. Good thing I ordered them both. ^^
I hope all the PVC Samurai Girls will be as pretty as Yagyu Jubei. I can’t wait for the next Hyakka Ryoran figure Hattori Hanzo. She’s not my favorite character but I really like her killer skirt. Too bad I missed Sanada Yukimura because she’s a Hobby Japan exclusive.
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