Review: figma 011: Tohsaka Rin

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Today’s figma is Tohsaka Rin from the hit Type-Moon game Fate Stay/Night. Sorry about not blogging over the weekend, but I was very busy between the wedding and building Alto’s Messiah, which is still not done (applying decals.)

Tohsaka comes with the usual gamut of figma accessories. I’m starting to wonder if I should bother even mentioning the stand and the bag, and sometimes even the set of hands since they tend to be the same for every set with few exceptions. She also does come with the standard extra face with has her looking to her right with her mouth open. She also comes with a set of hands gripping her magical gems between her fingers, as well as an extra forearm that looks to have trace marks on it. Lastly, she has 2 weapons. The dagger Shirou used against Kotomine during that arc, and another dagger with what seems to be a clear blade that I don’t recognize. Tohsaka’s twintails are attached to her head with the usual ball joints.

Pros: Tohsaka is a very sturdy figma. The trace arm is really cool looking, and fits the character well. The weapons are really cool too. MAX/GSC seem to have refined how the face/bangs set work. I don’t really find much use with the gem hands, but I use them below. The way they handle Tohsaka’s left sleeve being pulled up for the trace arm is great too, here are some images so you can see how it’s done:

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You remove her forearm here, leaving the figma joint, then…

Attach the forearm as shown. A small slip of paper shows you which direction to position the sleeve part.

Cons: The only fault I see with this figma is that the alternate face only allows you to face Tohsaka towards the right. In order to pose her facing left, you’d have to use the normal face, and sometimes it just doesn’t look right.

All in all Tohsaka is a great purchase. She obviously goes great with the Saber figma. As with the Saber review, I’ll be posting a comparison of the Fraülein Revoltech Rin, but that’ll probably have to be for tomorrow. Tohsaka will probably run you around $25-30 bones, and I would rate this as a must get if you love the series, and recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it or played the game.

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