Daily Archives: 26/09/2008

Figure Review: Art of Shunya Yamashita CoCoNA 1/7 PVC Figure

Cocona is a big classy figure that certainly has a presence about it. Have it on any display and it is the one figure your attention is always drawn towards.

Despite her cheeky face Cocona, like many other Shunya Yamashita works, is not a girl figure,but more of a woman figure. She is very busty and big thighed.

This figure is posed in a nice solid position and is well balanced even without the display base. Her dominating sword is a sight t behold, measuring 26cm in length and exquisitely detailed, this has to be one of the biggest anime figure swords ever.

Her thumb resting behind her belt and the ribbon blowing from her back give the figure enough of an impression of movement to keep it looking alive.

The colours used on Cocona are unusual to say the least. Her silver armour has a pinky-purple pearlescent effect to it. This is visable in bright rooms, however, if the figure is being displayed in a dark room the amour can look just grey and very flat. The pink used on her clothes is fairly dark compared to other Shunya Yamashita figures, but the dark pink is one of the factors that draws your attention to this figure in the first place. This can be a double edged sword though as you can find your attention being drawn to her arms, that use alot of this pink, rather than other parts of the figure.

Cocona’s hair is a spectacle to behold, the choice of colours is fantastic and really comes alive. The transition from deep, rich blue to light, aqua blue is wonderful. Cocona’s hair is the best figure hair I have seen n some time and is complimented nicely with two pink flowers.

Despite all the Shunya Yamashita figures being of busty ladies with huge swords, they always manage to have something fresh and original to each character and this one is no different, and is one of the most eye catching out of hem all.

The packaging for Cocona is an odd one, it seems to be the only figure that doesn’t state Shunya Yamashita on the box. I find that unusual as I would have thought it a good selling point for Movic’s first figure of this kind.

One big downfall with this figure, and it’s a failing of many anime figures, is the display base, it’s huge and ugly. Made of thick translucent white plastic and measuring 21cm in diameter. It looks like it should be used for microwave cooking.

Eye on Asia SCORE: 4/5

link: Art of Shunya Yamashita CoCoNA 1/7 PVC Figure

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