Another Figma Kuroyukihime is here to be review! The Accel Assault Ver. precisely… As you can see from my Figma Kuroyukihime School Avatar Ver. review, Kuroyukihime is a character from an anime series of Accel World. This version of Kuroyukihime was designed by Sunrise, based on a congratulations illustration by the illustrator of the original novel, HIMA. Accel Assault appearance had appeared in Accel World’s OVA(Original Version Anime) in an episodes titled Reverberation, & notably is the first Accel World OVA. This OVA was bundled with the video game, Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings. Okay, I guess that’s pretty explained well about the origins. For the Figma itself Accel Assault Ver.’s box was colored purple with a light pinky butterfly motives on it. Pretty simillar to her School Avatar Ver. but different colorings & box sizes. The series number of this Figma was SP-044, becoming her as an exclusive release from Good Smile Company. Yeah, right… That’s pretty natural I guess, since she only appeared once in the anime. Hey, I said different box sizes, right? Well, yes… Physically the box was pretty standard like most of other Figmas… Personally, I thought she comes with a so so accessories…
Well, this time she comes up with 2 extra face plates, an extra arms & legs parts, wings, stand set, & Interchangeable hand parts. Quite plain but the wings I must say….
This Kuroyukihime’s design bear striking resemblance to her Black Lotus version only more lighter, & some bodies of her were exposed. From the box itself, Kuroyukihime already worn her blades on her limbs & yes I agree that she’s pretty unique in this. With this Kuroyukihime looked more wicked & blood thrilling. Overally, Kuroyukihime’s suits are entirely black but there’s a purple stripelines on several part.
Kuroyukihime’s fringe are slightly different than her Avatar Version, which has more bigger & wider bangs, & there’s no headband for sure. After an antenna thingy hair/ahoge whatever you call it, she also has 2 sharp head piece on the side of her head. Don’t know really much what are those but, I’m wishing that things can be taken off from her head, but in fact both are glued to her head… She also comes with three expressions: A standard smiling expression, a serious expression, & battle cry expression. Well, this is what I called smile, more expressionable compare to her standard smiling on her Avatar Ver. A serious expression are pretty standard too, but it’s suitable if we’re going for a battle scene pose… A battle cry expression is very supportive for a major battle scenes of her, photos shown below. Lastly, for some reasons, I like her serious & her battle cry better than her standard smile expression.
Much like her School Avatar Ver., Kuroyukihime has a white milky skin colored except her body is more less exposed since she’s wearing entire armed black suit. But despite this, her slender looking body is still visible since, she’s more like wearing one piece swimsuit on her body. Her other wearings are long shoes & long gloves for Unarmed mode, sharp blades on her arms & legs for Armed mode, a movable soft rubber made shoulder pad & skirt pad. The shoulder pads looked nice on the eyes however, you’ll have to notice if you try to move them out of the way too much or they get in the way of some pose and are stretched to much, they could break off. Also, much like her School Avatar Ver., she got an articulated twin tailed hair, unfortunately the shoulder pads are quite in the way for you to create a certain flowing hair. In this version, her hair sculpt is made bigger & longer compare to her School Avatar Ver. On the back of Kuroyukihime’s body, there are 2 back pads that can be taken off allowing us to insert Haruyuki’s wings in the hole joint. In overall, Kuroyukihime definitely couldn’t stand by herself with those sharp blades on her arms & legs. A big warn here, keep those sharp blades away from children! They’re very dangerous!
Well, one of her accessories is a borrowed Haruyuki’s Aviation wings, to put them you just simply take off the back pads located on her back & insert the wing’s joint to the hole. There, this is how she looks with her wings pretty neat isn’t she? You can even flap them just like her School Avatar’s buttefly wings.
Kuroyukihime is given her own extra arms & legs for her Unarmed mode. Well, nothing fancy I think, but it’d be better if she already comes up in this form rather than her sharp blades.. Because I felt like that blades suits better to be her extra accessories. Oh, well… This extra arms & legs made her overall accessories feels plain simple & it’s pretty hard detaching those parts. However, it’s pretty strange why she’s included with this part since she’s never shown unarmed in the OVA.
Yes, Accel Assault Ver. also comes a posable figma stand, which allows various poses to be taken.. GSC includes another extra stand for higher view of her during using her wings. As for me, This one ain’t necessary for me, because I can create digital floating on my own using my camera & photoshop….
Kuroyukihime’s optional hand part was a pair of outstreched wide open palm, the extras are fistful hand parts, & a pair of holding hand parts. That is all… Compare to her School Avatar Ver., she missed her proximate outstretched palm… Even worse that she only got 3 pair of extra hands. Yeah, the hand accessories holder missed 2 slot. But no worries about that, because…
Fortunately, both Kuroyukihime’s option hand parts shares the same color mold, so we can just borrow from her School Avatar Ver. Here, you can see she’s using those proximate outstretched palm. Not only that, although each Kuroyukihime’s head & fringe shares a different sculpt, but we can still share their faceplates to both versions.
Man, I definitely love this Figma, Kuroyukihime is so beautiful, calm, & elegant but she can be wicked & powerful. So never break her heart!! This is really my kind of Figma that I want especially for me who loves to create action scenes! If you love actions pose on figure this is a recommended one from me, I think you’ll love on how she looks on her action scenes! However… If you don’t like this one, I can understand because there’s something that I don’t like either… But in overall, I like this one just how I like Kuroyukihime. & don’t get me wrong, as far as I like Kuroyukihime I’m not somekind of Otaku who loves an anime characters to be their waifu/whatever they call it… Afterall, she belongs to Haruyuki.
Pros: Well, I like on how GSC created her sharing faceplates on each versions, so both Kuroyukihime has 6 faceplates… Although some faceplates feels too boring to see… The shoulder pad & her skirt are user friendly since they were a soft rubber made, I’m not having trouble handling them. It makes her more poseable rather than sticky hard mold.
Cons: Started from when I mentioned about the shoulder pads, you’ll have to notice if you try to move them out of the way too much or they get in the way of some pose and are stretched to much, they could break off. Also, it is too bad that both version’s fringe cannot be shared together since their mold has a different hole joint & gibbosity sculpt.. On the begining, I thought I can make a custom casual versions of her. Well, unless if you want to take off her 2 head piece on the side of her head, but since they’re hard to remove for me, I cancelled on creating her custom casual versions… Also, exchanging her extra arms & legs are quite pain enough, & yet I must aware about Kuroyukihime’s soft rubber shoulder pads & skirt during exchanging them… If I’m careless I can also pull off the shoulder pad’s during pulling them. The wing’s joints can be slippery enough when we move them down. Lastly… She’s an exclusive release, so she’s a pricey one to deal with…
Small Parts: 2/5
Accuracy sculpt: 5/5
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