I recently unboxed Hanekawa and Black Hanekawa and that didn’t go well. It left me in such bad spirits that I had to unbox another one that same night just to do away with all that frustration. Pansy was next in line and she did not disappoint.
Overall Score: 4.5 out of 5
Struggles Obtaining this Figure
But before that, a bit of background. I think it was around August last year that Aquamarine and Easy Eight applied for bankruptcy and everyone thought their pre-orders would be canceled and they would be getting refunds. The figure collecting community was abuzz. While Easy Eight was fairly new and only had a handful of figures in its portfolio, Aquamarine already had a reputation for producing a lot of quality figures. It’s a sad moment to realize that shitty companies like FOTS Japan are thriving but Aquamarine is filing for bankruptcy.
I didn’t want mu Aquamarine pre-orders canceled so I was searching for news on what would happen to their pending pre-orders. I hoped Good Smile Company being the parent company would save it. I really wanted a Pansy figure but I skipped on Furyu’s and Union Creative’s take on Pansy. I had complete trust in Aquamarine’s quality. And it would be really disappointing if this was canceled. Good news soon came when Good Smile Company announced it will taking over the production the production of Aquamarine’s figures. Aside from Pansy, I had two other pre-orders from Aquamarine: Takarada Rikka and Shinjou Akane. Just the same, I skipped out on all other figures for these two girls and went with Aquamarine.
With that out of the way, we proceed to the unboxing.
This is a 1/7 scale figure of Sumireko Sanshokuin otherwise known as Pansy from the series Ore o Suki nano wa Omae dakekayo (or simply OreSuki). The figure stands at 23 cm. The design for this one is very simplistic. The box is quite small and that’s a good thing because it means you save on shipping costs. The box has a full window in the front and a small window at the back.
Off goes the box and the blister packaging.
The base is a simple colored transparent base.
I had to stop and admire the details on the sole of shoes. Not a very big deal but it is a nice touch. I swear I wasn’t trying to look under the skirt.
There are only two parts to this figure: the main figure and the base. There are no other accessories to attach. Remove all that protective plastic. Now prop her up on the base and you’re done.
Many figures are designed to have the lower body be detachable from the upper body and have the skirt be removable. It often allows figures to be displayed without the skirt. That unfortunately isn’t the case for this one so that means we’re stuck with just one option for displaying her. That also means we cannot admire the details on the panties. Bummer!
The glasses are attached firmly on the hand. And the detail on the eyes are looking great too.
The shoulders are looking fine as well. Here you can also clearly see the hair clip. This isn’t very visible when viewing the figure in regular lighting. I wish they would have gone with a brighter red color to give it more visibility. Either way, it’s not a big issue.
The breasts look nice as well. No complaints on the paint of the skin.
The hair clips could have been the same color as that ribbon and that would have been much better.
When grading the quality of a figure, I decided to adopt the same rating system that MFC uses.
This figure has a simple design but the quality is superb. My last unboxing quickly became an exercise on how many problems I can find on the figure. For this one, I’m so glad that my only problem is not having enough bad things to say to make to make this unboxing article long enough.
I started the NekoFigs blog in January 2021, 5 years after I’ve started collecting anime figures. It all started with one humble prize figure of Saber Lily which was bought on a whim. Now, I face the big problem of how to deal with over 200 empty boxes.