There are several figures of Tohka that you can choose from if you are in the market for a figure of her. This one, however, I believe, is the best figure of Tohka that you can get. The Astral Dress, Sandalphon (her sword), her hair and face, the paint and sculpt on the figure — everything is just perfection. This actually became one of my favorite figures in my collection. That said, I am a proud owner of one. Unfortunately, being as popular a character as Tohka is, you can expect the price of her figures to go up.
The figure stands at 23.5cm (9.17in) which is average for a 1/7 scale. Also, she doesn’t take up as much space contrary to my expectations and that’s a good thing.
If you want this figure but the price is a little out of reach, you can look at alternative figures of Tohka in the aftermarket but I believe none of them will be better than this one. Or you never, maybe we’ll be surprised with a rerelease.
Tohka comes in a medium-large size box with a large window in front. The box colors are black, purple and white which stays true to Tohka’s theme. This box is actually a thick corrugated cardboard box and not the thin cardboard box you usually see on other anime figure boxes. A corrugated cardboard box is thicker and thus offers better protection compared to regular cardboard boxes. You can actually see the corrugations on the box images below.
Do forgive the quality of the box photos as my lighting here was not very good. I had to retake the figure photos in better lighting so all other pictures below should be of better quality.
The back of the box showcases portraits of the figure as well as the usual stuff. No 3D authenticity sticker here.
One side of the box shows a glossy image of the figure.
Whereas the other side shows the original artwork that the figure is based on.
The top of the box also has a window which really doesn’t make much sense since there isn’t much to see from the top anyway.
Out of the box she goes and now we see her in her blister packaging along with the manual.
The base is simple enough but it also feels like it is a part of the entire ensemble and it’s not just there to serve the function of being a base. The base has marks where she supposedly slams Sandalphon cracking the ground before she strikes her pose.
Sandalphon is a big ass sword. On its own, it measures around 18 cm (roughly 7 inches). Just like in the source materials, Sandalphon has intricate patterns on its blades and some sort of crystal in the middle.
Below you can see the figure from various angles. Tohka looks really good from the front. From other angles, not so much. I looked back at the promotional photos for this figure and most photos are taken from the front and there are no photos taken from a side view.
As you can see below, photos from a side angle aren’t very flattering. It just looks awkward.
Erstwhile, the view from the back isn’t so bad as you can see the back of her dress and the flow of her hair.
This face captures Tohka’s stoic expression before her spirit powers were sealed. Her eyes are very detailed. You can see the shading and gradients on her hair as well as on the other parts. If this came with an alternate face plate that showed a cheery expression, that would have been a nice bonus.
Her hair from the side doesn’t look half bad. You may notice a paint chip on the underside of her hair and that was entirely my fault. I hate myself for that.
Her hair looks even better from the top. The ribbon is lined with gold and black as it should be.
While her front is covered in armor, her back is actually exposed. You can see there are a lot of fine details to appreciate here including her choker, shoulder guards and that heavy armor on her waist. Her skin looks soft and her back and her arms are sculpted perfectly.
Below you can see her shoulder guards and gauntlets more clearly.
Here, the chest armor is the focus. You can see Tohka is not lacking in the cleavage department. From a realistic standpoint, however, her heavy armor isn’t covering any of her vital organs. But as long as she looks good, I guess that’s fine. Part of her chest armor is of the same material as her dress and it is painted with a pink-to-white gradient. The level of detail on the paint job for this figure is superb.
You can image imagine here how her hair flows with the wind as she strikes that pose.
The crystal choker also looks well-made.
You can see more of her ample cleavage. Despite all that armor, you can still appreciate the sculpt of her body
The below shots showcase her midriff armor which is also sculpted and painted to perfection.
Her dress is separated into different layers. First is the armor layer followed by two beautiful layers. The layers are a purplish-white color with a white lining on the edges. Despite being plastic, the dress looks flowy.
Below you can see more of the level of detail on the paint job. Actually, I feel like my poor photography skill does not give this figure justice. She just looks so much better in person.
The sword Sandalphon also looks great with its metallic paint finish. The linings on the blade are actually varying shades of blue and purple.
The hands holding the hilt are also sculpted well. The hand looks very natural. Doesn’t look like something drawn by an AI.
You can see that the cracks on the base actually show purple hues as if her spirit energy is seeping into the ground. The sculpt and paint on the boots are also spot on. The paint on the boots is just a flat color but that’s a non-issue.
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.
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