After reviewing figma Miku, it's time to have a look at the long waited Shana~
Shana is recently released on 20th this month. I got it on the very day of release for 200HKD, which is about the same as the retail price (2500 Yen). Despite being well distributed to Hong Kong this time, Shana seems to be sold out in most places by now! O_O
Shana comes with a katana, a melonpan, extra face, 5 extra pairs of hands (standard set + one special pair), figure stand + arm, and an L-shaped joint for the stand.
The front part of her hair is made of two material. The rubbery material is used for the sides, whereas the rest are transparent material, but the top portion of her flaming is is painted solid red, which is kinda strange for me. I wonder why they can't do something similar to the scaled figure they've made last year.
The special hands have no joints around the wrist compared to the normal hands for holding objects, and are more bent downwards. I think that the upcoming figma Seto will have them as well.
Unlike figma Kanu, the L-shaped joint here is colourless instead of white.
Shana's katana Nietono no Shana stands nearly as tall as herself, and compared to the 1/8 scaled figure by the same manufacturer, the hilt has a silver accent instead of gold.
Despite not being the top quality of the line, there are still some interesting details for this figma.
One of the features for this figma is movable hair. Having her hair fan out more is great for more dynamic poses.
The hole for the stand is actually quite well hidden. You have to lift up the collar to reveal it. However I find it difficult to fix the stand into it.
Shana can stand by herself, but not as easy as figma Haruhi or Miku due to her slightly back-heavy hair.
Shana comes with a melonpan that she's already taken a bite out of.
Haruhi: "Lemme have that~"
Shana: "No way!"
I somehow really like Shana in this pose. Quite a tsuntsun look there~
Overall I think that the highly anticipated Shana is worth the get, and it's not a surprise that it's nearly completely sold out here in Hong Kong. Other than the solid red for the top part of her hair, I generally have no real complaints for it. Do check out other bloggers' reviews for this figma as well:
Actar has also reviewed his figma Shana on YouTube. Check it out:
Last but not least, Shana wishes you a Merry Christmas!
Image from Gelbooru