Yeah, another Figma review is up! Now, featuring Figma Rem from Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World. It is a Japanese light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichirou Otsuka, Rem is one of the twin demons who work at Roswaal L Mathers’s mansion as maids, Rem is Ram’s younger sister. She has blue hair which she wears parted on the left, and still has a full horn, which grants her magical power. She does work at the mansion, she’s capable of doing the every chores but, her ability to cook is better than her sister. Rem tends to speak in a superficially polite manner and sometimes acts without thinking. She holds both respect to the point of worship and guilt toward her sister for an incident in the past. Because of her respect and guilt toward her sister, she used to think of herself as inferior. Currently Rem has had her name and memories eaten by Ley Batenkaitos, erasing her existence from the world and putting her in suspended animation. Rem has become popular with fans of the series, leading to a hug pillow featuring the character being delayed due to unanticipated demand. She was also the eighth ranked female character in the August issue of Newtype’s monthly character polls, and fifth ranked in the September issue, before rising to first place in the October issue. Her rank began to decline after that, slipping to third and then seventh place in the November and December issues. She won the award for Best Character (Female) in the 2015–2016 Newtype Anime Awards, as well as first place on a list of “most popular two-dimensional character” based on a poll of Otamart users. The character won the Best Girl award in The Anime Awards 2016. Well, I guess I kinda overdid it so, let’s get it on to the review! Like every Figma products above 200 numbering, Rem’s box was designed simillar which is plain light blue and black with several promotional photos of the product with informations mainly written in Japanese, and inside the box there’s purple colored inner tray paper. All this coloring depicts Rem’s hair and her hair clips with ribbon but, the black color could also depicts her getup although, every figma’s recent releases also got plain black color on their box. Her product number is 346, while her twin/older sister, Ram is 347 but, both was released at the same time. Judging by the product number, Rem is a standard release. Okay, time to unbox her!
Rem was included with 1 alternate fringe, 2 alternate faceplates, 1 food tray, 1 Morningstar weapon with alternate chain, 1 display stand with Morningstar’s display stand and 8 alternate hands with 1 extra wrist joint.
In most of Rem’s appearance, she’s usually wears black and white colored maid uniform that consist dress with some purple colored underneath, apron, bowtie, collar, loose sleeves, a pair of lingerie socks with a pair of shoes, maid hairband and purple colored hair clips with flower-shaped ribbon. Seems pretty complete yet formal wear for her, and when I first saw her I thought she’d displeased me in terms of articulations but, I was wrong… She’s full of surprise despite her well groomed attire. Rem 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 and ABS, and she got approximately 30 points of articulations. Actual product is pretty much close to her promotional so, I’m quite fine on her quality.
Rem is looking faithful enough like her most appearance, especially her anime counterpart. Well, the figma was actually based from her anime counterpart. She was given with 3 faceplates and 2 fringe in total. Rem has medium length sky blue hair that covers her right eye, large light with some dark blue eyes and young features. She wears purple colored hair clips towards left side of her hair as well as flower-shaped ribbon on the same side of her hair and a maid hairband. She looks nearly identical to her sister apart from her hair, eyes, and ribbon coloring. First faceplate is her blank face expression where she shows no affection at all but, she can be depicted either worried/daydreaming/whatever you name it… Well, she did mainly showed this expression in her early appearance. Second faceplate is called cute smile, Rem is seen happy and cheerful which she occasionally shows this expression after she fell into Subaru. Despite her identical looks to her older twin sister this expression clearly tells that Rem is nothing alike from Ram’s attitude. And third faceplate is a demonic grinning expression, Rem is shown berserk like a psychopathic person. Of course, she’s in her demon form where only her horn is shown. In this form Rem is shown that she couldn’t control herself but, as the series progressed she was able to control it. But… Not really happy with it since she’s still cute not scary as her looks in the anime, the face could add more wrinkle details on her edge mouth and it would be even better if she’s included with glowing red irises on her right eye. Her default fringe is the one where her bangs covers her right eye entirely, the part was her normal state and it used for her blank and cute smile faceplates. While her alternate fringe has her bangs not fully covers her right eye but, there’s 1 horn stands on the center of her bangs. The part was meant to recreate her demon form and to make it fit we ought to use her demonic grinning faceplate, the horn seems like a separated piece and glued to the fringe as I can see the back of her fringe was white painted. Her flower-shaped ribbon was articulated as we can move them 360 degrees and the ribbon also removable. Her hairband was already attached as 1 piece with her hair so, we cannot remove it and some part was painted on her fringe. Meh, I kinda expecting her hairband was also removable too but, oh well… And surprisingly, her head has extra articulations which we can lift her head and bend her head deeply using ball shaped joint. Her head articulations works closely like my SHF Robo Rider. I have to admit I didn’t expect Figma would came up with this but, the only thing I’m not fond is we can clearly see the ball joint where it connects her neck.
Rem is a matured teenager, she’s 17 years old she and has ideal looks of being sweet 17 lol… Rem is a hardworking maid and considered better than her older twin sister which better in cooking ability and pressumably less slack off. Rem’s chest is big but, I’m glad they did not overdid it, she looks exactly like her anime counterpart. According to the character bio Rem stand tall for 154 cm, which she’s pretty standard for her age. Her quality is looking pretty neat, I don’t spot any strange part that bothered her looks, she’s pretty standard so far. The materials are good, she’s feels sturdy enough to handle and several part of her dress was made from soft material in order to make her articulations works better, which I really didn’t see that coming from her.
Well, by looking on one of Ram’s promotional photo which shows her back, I knew Rem would also done the same way on the peg hole location right on the center of her lower back between 2 lower dress sleeves. However, that’s not something “WOW” for me but, what I’m surprised is that movable back skirt!! I never thought Figma would finally did this but, it can be assumed that GSC added articulations on the skirt because the lower dress sleeves would cover the joints visibility. Rem’s front skirt was made from soft material, even the apron was able to be move separately. With this I can create dynamic pose for Rem! By the way, underneath her skirt we can see that Rem’s white lingerie and panties and her lingerie has a cut joint between her legs so, with this we can rotate her legs 360 degrees.
We can rotate her head 360 degrees without any worries since she’s short haired.
Rem can also bend her head and chest to the side, up and down but, not much.
We can swivel Rem’s chest 360 degrees but, her waist was left unarticulated.
Due to her long lower sleeves Rem’s couldn’t do the crossed arm pose and Rem doesn’t have butterfly joints. We can also twist both of her legs to the side like this for a certain posing.
Rem’s articulations works pretty much the same like other Figmas so, we can create any dynamic pose on Rem. Despite her front skirt was in the way but, they’re not quite a bothersome as I can still make Rem lift her legs.
We can also move her arms, wrists up and down to the side. And since there’s articulated back skirt, we can do the super extreme pose then split pose for Rem, I can make her doing a high kick pose perfectly nice.
We can also make Rem crouching and recreate 2 kinds of sitting pose but, not perfectly good as there’s still a little obstacles on her skirt.
Rem was included with a brown colored food tray to make her role as maid to be more fitting but, I rarely sees her even with Ram holding those tray in the anime. However, it can be assumed the tray was meant to recreate the pose from one of her PVC statue figure by GSC which she’s holding tray with tea pot and cup. Frankly, it was a pain in the arse putting those tray on her open splayed hand….
Rem’s only weapon is none other than her Morningstar although, I actually think she is the weapon since she can fight deadlier even bare handed when she’s in demon form. The Morningstar was given 2 kinds of chains, the first chain is the default made with real chain one, while the alternate one is the full plastic shaped in swing position to recreate Rem’s swinging her morningstar. You can change them by simply swapping the morningstar ball, also there’s 1 peg hole for the ball in order to attach morningstar’s display stand. The part was painted black and metallic maroon on the handler and the spiky ball. Well, this is something new for my collections, so far I never get any SHF or Figma included with such unique weapon like this. With the real chain one I can even swing them nicely but, swinging them is very dangerous and strongly advised to keep this thing away from children.
Figma Rem comes up with option hand parts as well in total 10. the one out from the box Rem was already attached with fistful hands. The extras are pair of open splayed hands for holding her tray or any purposes you like, 1 pair of chop hands for holding her tray attached with her body or whatever you want to use them, 1 pair of holding hands for holding her morningstar weapon as well as the chain if you want her to hold the weapon with 2 hands but, the hands might come in handy for holding any other weapon as well that has handler, 1 hand with pointy finger to show like… Her first encounter with Subaru but, it’s kinda odd that in the anime she’s actually using her right hand to point Subaru while the figma only given left hand but, still can be handful for other purposes. And finally, 1 hand parts that allow her to hold hands with figma Ram.. Well, it’s actually Ram and Rem’s hands sticked together but, I miss on getting figma Ram since getting Rem herself had already made me spent too much but, I can still use them for Rem herself if both hands attached to Rem’s both wrists. There’s also extra wrist joint included incase you miss or break it.
Rem also comes with her own display stand, which allows us to maintain the figure from falling. But that’s not all, the morningstar weapon was also given with it’s own display stand to recreate floating morningstar pose while Rem’s swinging her morningstar chain. Surely, the alternate chain could really need this so badly, and the stand has ball shaped joint so, you can swivel the joint as you like.
COMPARISONS AND PART SWAP
Rem’s height stands equally like Alice’s but, both are shorter than Archetype-She Next. Also, Rem’s fair skin color is slightly brighter than Alice.
Yes, we can do part swapping on Rem, that includes her head or any other part of her body but, here I’m creating like battle damage Rem version, maybe?
Figma Rem along with her twin sister got their own bootleg releases. The pics were taken from Anitoy, and the differences I found so far according to my eyes (since I don’t have it):
- Poor QC, seen from her giraffe neck like, dirty apron and the white line painting was a mess.
- Her skin color looks yellowish than the original one.
- Box has no property sticker.
Once again this is just according to my vision, I can’t really tell by looking her unless if I touch her but, most of Bootleg Figmas usually got crappy QC and easy on the price so, I’m gonna say it again don’t be tempted by the super cheap price, there may be a chance they’re a bootleg!
Overall thought? Really happy with this figma, no regret buying her… What I regret is the expensive price but, she’s still worth enough than her sister (Ram) which she only comes less accessories than Rem. I really recommend this figma if you like Re: Zero or best anime girl or looking for a decent action figure girl. Rem is looking close enough to her anime counterpart although, she still suffered some little poor quality but, it’s not a big deal. As for Ram, I’d rather wait a little longer, apparently Ram wasn’t popular enough like her sister so, I get the feeling her price will drops maybe… I don’t know whether I will buy her or not it depends on her future price.
- Good sculpt work, paintjob and materials.
- Very close enough to her anime counterpart.
- Vast movement on the head, skirt and legs.
- Nice and fitting accessories.
- User friendly on dealing several parts.
- Her demonic grinning faceplate wasn’t scary enough.
- The 2 lower dress sleeves are quite in the way for attaching the peg joint.
- Attaching morningstar’s ball to the peg joint is a real hard.
- Need more accessories for the tray such as tea pot and cup.
Ouch… How rude of you, ShadowMoon!
Owh… I see….
You don’t remember her but, you remembered that feeling lol….
Ouch… That really ruined the epic moment lol….
Ah, yes… She’s doing what ShadowMoon wanted….
Few minutes later….
Kamen Rider BLACK WINS!
Aw… Father and son bonding together….
Aww… That’s so cute….
I’m jealous with you, Chibi-Moon….
Ouch… I knew ShadowMoon would definitely up to something….
But, they’re both looked so cute….
Exactly what are they doing?
Wow, lap pillow!
Aww… How romantic….
YEOW… That’s gotta hurt!! >.<
Stay tuned for more review! 😀