After reviewing both Figma Archetype-She & SHF Body-Chan, I’ll also review the of renewal of Archetype series which is Figma Archetype-Next: She Flesh Ver. Figma Archetype Next is the latest version of Figma Archetype series, they’re also named as Archetype 2.0 Ver. Archetype series is a figma focussed in creating articulated plain human body, there are 2 kinds which is “He” & “She”. However, the one I’m going to review is the “She one” since I never liked “He”. She Next also packaged into blister card styled & even sealed with plain tape like her predecessor but, colored differently & got flesh & black color tone. Now, start unboxing her!
Archetype-Next She are included with 1 stand display, 2 pair of hands & some extra joints.
Like the predecessor, She Next also a plain made naked like figure with no hair but, far different from the previous release, She Next was given more well toned body & better articulations. It has fair skin color like other certain anime girl Figmas, so we can match this with other Figma’s part. Despite having the same color, She Next was actually given with a different shaped peg joints. Making her unswappable with other Figmas, apparently GSC did not wanting this Figma became swappable with other figmas. Therefore, the consequences made the hype for this Figma became low for some collectors. Like the old one, She Next materials are mostly made from PVC & ABS, & she got 30 points of articulations. The early prototype of this figma was completely different which has different shaped breasts & head.
Unlike the old one which has anime-ish eyes, She Next was done more complex by capturing the real human face anatomy. We can see the details of her eyelid & there’s also a sculpted lip but, everything was left unpainted. She Next’s head appeared to be smaller than other Figma head & not following the old release, her face is now full mold without cut so, her face isn’t removable anymore. Unfortunately, She Next was given with different shaped joint for her head which made her head cannot be swap with other Figma head, & this became one of the major let down of this figure. If you want to make her neck compatible with other Figma head you got 2 choices, either drill the neck hole or uses hair dryer or hot water to soften the material & force attaching other Figma head. However, there’s other things that a bit bugging which the circular hole on the back of the neck.
The proportion of this Archetype really outclassed the previous release which she has more accurate body anatomy even in articulation wise. It has more slender body shown from her torso, the sculpting of her breasts looked more natural but, not really that attractive to be frank… Her breasts & decolletage area is made from a soft material, the purpose is to make the posing more dynamic perhaps, this is the reason why there’s huge gap on the back torso but, it’s still quite disappointing to look at. The other body part of this Figma was made from a hard plastic excluding the hip or crotch, this area however was sticked to the lower back torso which means it cannot be swapped with other Figma’s hip/crotch unless you want to cut those sticky plastic. She Next feet now has a real human feet sculpt & they got toe articulations, which this is a good progress for Figma although, SHF already done this long long time ago lol…
Another part that I really admired is the sculpt of her abs sculpt, they really did the job pretty nicely! But, the back wasn’t that pleasing enough, especially that huge gap… But, I have to admit datass!!
She Next got rotateable head 360 degrees & able to bend her chest to the side.
She can bend down & up quite extremely but, there are 2 shots in here, 1st would be the natural stretch by not showing the gap. The 2nd one is the complete stretched to the back which shows huge gap. Yeah, She Next indeed surpassed her previous release or even SHF but, not good in the eyes.
We can swivel her chest 360 degrees but, her waist doesn’t since the hip or crotch was sticked into her back torso. Yeah, this one is a let down compare to the previous release or SHF but, I’m sure if they’re not sticked her waist would likely rotateable as well.
She Next elbow articulations can do the crossed arm pose better than her predecessor but, it’s still can’t beat SHF one as the elbow movement was a bit limited. which the boobs are in the way to do cross her arms. She Next also doesn’t have butterfly joints but, I can still make her close hug arms smoothly. We can also twist both of her legs to the side like this for a certain posing.
The articulations of She Next are way better than the previous release, not only creating dynamic pose but, even the unnatural extreme one. Lol, I don’t know if I have to call this good or not… I can also bend her neck deeper, her toe could also move up & down but, once again… That huge gap really bothering….
If she can do the super extreme pose then split pose is very easy task as well Figma, I loving very much how they did the leg articulation I can make the high kick pose looking natural! This is actually an awesome made figure but, if only they can cover those gap I’d be able to say perfection indeed.
She Next could do the crouching & 2 kinds of sitting pose perfectly natural & way better than old Archetype or even SHF! Another unnatural movement we can also bend her elbow to the other side of the actual movement, with this we can create a pose of broken arm scene.
Figma Archetype-she Next was included with option hand parts as her own accessories but, the worse disappointment she only got 3 pair of hands in total. Out from the box She Next was already attached with fistful hands with 2 pair of hands as the extras. The extras are pair of hands like holding a gun with the trigger, frankly don’t quite understand what’s the purpose of this hands… Lastly is the open wide fingers, we all know what these are for lol… Too bad, I was expecting more, maybe hand grip would be good… She Next was also given with extra 1 tiny joint of Figma? I don’t know anything what this is for….
Like other Figma, Archetype-She Next also comes with her own display stand, which allows us to maintain the figure from falling.
COMPARISONS AND HEAD SWAP
Archetype-She Next height is around like Figma Nene’s height, even the body building almost resembles but, Nene got orange-ish skin compare She Next. Saturn was actually shorter than She Next but, because of her hair piece & thanks to her high heels she almost at the same height but, the proof Saturn of being shorter is seen from the range of their shoulders.
Comparing with the old version of Archetype-She & Body-Chan, She next appeared to be taller than these 2 but, the big different is She Next head is smaller & slimmer compare to the rounder head of both old version & SHF. To prefer which one has better anatomy, I think I choose She Next way better than the other 2.
Headswap isn’t possible to do due to the different joint made unless you got your own solutions. I actually did this by drilling She Next neck hole but, the risk the joint for actual She Next head became loose….
Like her predecessors along with He, there are also bootleg releases available for sale. The pics were taken from Aliexpress but, be note that there are multiple existing bootleg of this figma, some got different card and some was included with extra feet. There may be more of them but, I haven’t found them so I can’t really tell by looking unless if I touch the product. However, most of Bootleg Figmas usually got crappy QC and a steal pricetag so, becareful when you’re looking for this.
I like this Figma so far, much better than the old one even the SHF one in my opinion but, does She Next outclassed the previous release of Archetype series or even SHF Body-Chan? In terms of body proportion & articulation yes but, head depends on the style you pick & in terms of gap or head swap feature, She Next is a big let down. However She Next actually has far better looking for art solution so, it’s up to your choice or taste which one is the better one.
- Awesome sculpt work & materials.
- Proportion is perfect for art solution.
- Better articulated than the old version.
- Vast movement range on the head, hands, chest & legs.
- Face sculpt shows better detail by capturing the actual human face.
- User friendly on dealing the parts.
- Huge gap on the chest & back.
- Breasts shape wasn’t that attractive.
- The sticky mold of the butt between the back obstacled the waist movements.
- The lack of option hand parts, they should have added more hands for more better purposes.
A direct sequel Clash of Plain bodies!!
What happened?! How did the SHF able to take down her weapon?!
SHF is the Winner!!
Not yet, SHF!! When your opponent still breath they can still fight!!
What’s she doing?
WOW, it’s Taijiquan!!
Get ready for the round 2?!
SHF does the 1st strike but, it didn’t hit the Figma!
And now the kick but, still a miss!!
Another punch is launch by SHF but, Figma managed to block it!!
Holy shit!! That’s a direct hit!!
Silent is golden!!
Now, you talk like a trash… Calm your mind SHF!!
That’s what you get when anger consumed you!!
2 hits from Figma!!
WOW!! A 1 Inch Punch as the final blow!!
FIGMA IS THE WINNER!! CONGRATULATIONS!!