More Figma review is on me and it’s all about Figma Alice “Motorman” Kuji from Tetsudou Musume and Automatic Ticket Gate (Black). Frankly I’m not familiar at all with the series but, all I know is Tetsudou Musume is a dating game for DS console, the title means “Railway Girls”. The game focusses on Trains which features anime girls working as train driver, I’m guessing like the main character (player) must get one of the train driver to create their relationship bond and one of them would be Alice. Aside being Sanriku Railways train driver, not much is known about Alice since the further informations that I gathered are not quite informative to tell her character… So, I’m going to pass this temporarily until I get some informations I will update this review. Alice’s box design is pretty much the same like the current figma releases which only got 2 color layout, in Alice’s box she has plain Orange and Black with informations mainly written in Japanese. Her product number is SP-060, meaning she’s a Special Edition release… Since Alice belongs to Tomytec’s there’s a close collaborations between GSC and Tomytec, maybe this is what made Alice is special. Well, this figma also features some Tomytec’s products like Automatic Ticket Gate (Black), Station Bench (Orange) and Station Platform Base. However, her playsets are real pain in the arse to get for me since nobody sell them in Indonesia, all I got is only Automatic Ticket Gate (Black) for her extras, so this review will also discuss her playset. Alright, let’s unbox them!
Alice comes up with 1 alternate back hair, 1 alternate faceplate, 1 hat, 1 lower body part, 6 pair of hands with some extra joint and 1 stand display.
Automatic Ticket Gate only comes up with their only accessory and some printed stickers to attach on them.
Alice’s overall outfit is a motorman uniform, she wears black peaked hat, orange scarf, white shirt, dark gray vest, white pair of gloves, long skirt to knees and a pair of black shoes. Alice got fair skin color like other certain anime girl Figmas, so we can match this with other Figma’s part. Alice also got the same articulations style like other figmas so, you can do part swapping without any worries. The materials are mostly made from PVC & ABS, & Alice got approximately 27 points of articulations. The good thing is her actual product is close enough to her promotional so, I have no complain on her looks.
Automatic ticket gate was done exactly like the real thing, the sculpting is very accurate like the existing automatic ticket gate in the train stations! Each sides of the gate are the same but, positioned reversely. However, to make it more convincing the miniature must be attach with the stickers included. The stickers are vary for some area so, you can choose and attach them as you like. If you’re having trouble attaching the stickers you can just remove the screws under the floor and then attach the stickers. There are also movable gate using hinge joint which allows you to recreate them closed.
Alice is looking cute, she was given 2 faceplates and 2 back hairs, the first faceplate out from the box is a winking with licking expression with her long hair. Her alternate faceplate is a standard smile expression, it’s quite unusual… They used to include standard smile attached out from the box instead of being alternate faceplate. While her alternate back hair is a pony tailed hair with a dark brown colored tie. Her scarf was also removable so, we can use it to other figmas you’d like to wear. Surprisingly, even without scarf Alice’s neck doesn’t looked long like most figures who uses neck accessory. You can also remove her peaked hat easily and use it to other figmas but, since there is no joint that allows them to attach the head, her hat falls easily as well. Her hat also got a badge like the usual peaked hat does, the badge is a decal of the train driver’s logo. Overall paintjob is very clean the sculpt work was decent enough but, she may be a bit different from her existing artwork. And most of them are shown she’s wearing black colored trousers instead of long skirt of this figma. I also heard that Alice made a cameo appearance in some anime series but, I don’t know what anime she’s in. Honestly, I bought her because I really dig on her outfit and that peaked hat, not because of I like the character lol but, somehow I’d like to know more of her character.
Alice’s overall proportion was like a teenager dressed as a motorman but, I’m guessing she’s around 18-20s in this figma appearance but, in some artwork of her she’s an adult woman by now and it surprised me that she’s a year older than me?! However, Alice is a little short for an ideal adult woman proportion and she’s quite small… My problem is, her skirt was done with hard material so, this blocked her leg articulations to move freely and eventhough she has the same articulations like other figmas but, her articulations was way too loose as I experienced many loose parts and even easy falling parts… Another letdown is Alice’s shirt sleeves was done in full mold attaching her lower arms instead of hollow like they did on Nene and several other characters.
Alice’s long hair resembles to my old figma Aya Kagura but, articulated works the same like Kuroyukihime’s hairstyle which was 2 piece of half hair.
Alice got rotateable head 360 degrees and you can only do this on her alternate back hair.
Alice can also bend her chest to the side, up and down but, due to her clothings, the movements are limited.
Alice only got swivable waist 360 degrees on her torso. My problem is, her torso easily loose if I keep swivelling her waist.
Unfortunately, Alice couldn’t do the crossed arm pose at all as her large and hard material’s sleeves are in the way… We can also twist both of her legs to the side.
Like I said earlier about her skirt… You cannot do any dynamic pose on her legs due to the hard material so, her leg’s movements are very limited. But, it’d be a different story if that skirt was removable….
Alice was included with alternate hip/skirt that allows us to make a sitting pose for her. To use the part you’ll have to remove her default hip and pluck out her lower legs then attach them into the alternate hip of sitting pose. You will need a station bench playset to recreate her pose more suitable like her original counterpart’s scene but, sadly I have no luck on finding any station bench for her. So, I’m gonna use Adult Mikuru’s chair and the figure’s box for alternative. If she’s skirtless she might be able to do sitting pose without even using this alternate part but, this part is helpful enough since she’s wearing long skirt. She can also sit on the ground perfectly.
Yes, with the automatic ticket gate playset, we can recreate one of her activities from her original counterpart. With this she feels rich in accessories but, it was sold separately… I really missed the old days where GSC still humble enough to include many accessories in 1 figma. But, this playset is really convenient to recreate many characters who used to do this on their way for work or even go to school. So, having this playset doesn’t mean you must buy Alice unless you want to. Because, Alice herself wasn’t included with any accessory that must be paired together with this, as you can see in my photo even in her promotional photo with this playset she’s simply using her default hand parts without holding pasmo card.
There are 8 total option hand parts included for Alice and out from the box she was already attached with 2 pair of open wide fingers. The extras are pair of fistful hands, pointy hands, 1 right chopping hands and lastly 1 right hand holding her office worker bag. Her overall hands are quite standard like other Figmas but, some of them can be use to recreate her faithful scene. The unique one is pointy hands because aside her pointy fingers, her thumbs also does a pointy pose tip like we can also recreate she’s holding her hat’s visor. However, I don’t really like how they did on her holding bag hand which was made only 1 single mold… I really wished her bag was a separated part and she’ll also given with a pair of holding hand parts for holding it, just like they did on Figma Nene long time ago. With only one hand like this, you can only use it on right wrist only. Her hands may be compatible for all figma girls since she’s wearing gloves.
Alice was also included with her own display stand, which allows us to maintain the figure balance.
COMPARISONS AND HEAD SWAP
Alice is tall as Figma Archetype-She old ver., meaning she’s shorter than Figma Nene, which was unexpected for me despite her occupation as motorman. But, since both came from different series their height may be inconsistent since Figma was considered as non scaled figure. Comparing between 3 of them, Alice’s skin color got brighter tone than both Nene and even Archetype-She.
Hi, Nene! Would you like to sit together with me?
Such a sharp words from a sweet face….
Ah, Mikuru! Can you guide me on this train?
Yeah, since Alice’s neck joint shares the same shape peg hole like other figmas so, we can do headswap to other figmas. You can also swap her legs if you want something different or even use her peaked hat on other figmas but, depending on the size of their head.
Lolol… Pervy Automatic ticket gate….
Don’t you feel cold without it?
What is it?
Ahh, yes! That’s right! Her default skirt is removable so, we can create her only wearing panties! So, with this we can…
Lol… Farthest thing from my mind….
Yes, without her skirt we can create many dynamic pose on her, I can show how further her posing can go.
Alice can also do the split pose easily, the articulation is the same style like other figmas. I can also make the high kick pose on her. The only thing I don’t like is her underneath waist was small and looks hollow in certain pose, originally it was made to fit for her skirt and I guess they originally didn’t intend to make this removable.
Without her skirt Alice could do the crouching and 2 kinds of sitting pose naturally, she can also sit on the chair without using those alternate skirt.
I’m pretty satisfied so far and that frankly to be expected since I like her clothing. My only problem is her joints feels very loose, does not feel like my other Figmas so far… Alice is perfect for those who’s into a train freak or for swapping purposes but, either I’m being unlucky or not… Her joints isn’t my best choice to recommend as they easily loose and falls off but, in overall looks… Alice is still looking good.
- Good sculpt work and materials.
- Actual product was faithful enough to the promotional photos.
- Nice accessories and preferable for swapping purposes.
- Nicely done articulated long hair.
Automatic Ticket Gate (Black):
- Very accurate miniature.
- Very convenient playset for every 1/12 scaled figures.
- Very loose joints and some parts easily fall.
- Limited movements on her shoulder arms.
- Lack some details on the sleeves.
- 1 molded hand with bag.
- Hollow gap on her waist when skirtless.
Automatic Ticket Gate (Black):
- Looks very fragile but, I may be wrong.
Well, do you want to know what it feels… Dating Saiyans are like?
She’s so fragile?!
Whooaaa… What are you?!
Wonder how Goku feels when dating Chi-Chi….
You cut her head?!
What are you?!
That’s some creepy power you’ve got, Alice….
You better do!
Now you finally hold her! Congr…
OWWHHH GOD!!! NOT AGAIN?!
This is the first time I see Goku awfully terrified!
You’re F***ing creepy, Alice!!
Stay tune for my next review!