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Ryuuko Matoi -Senketsu Kisaragi Ver.Ryuuko Matoi -Senketsu Kisaragi Ver.

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I received Good Smile's Ryuuko Matoi; Senketsu Kisaragi Ver. yesterday while I was at work. The package was on my door step when I got home. My thought when I opened the box and saw what was inside was "Excellent! Look at that box..and My God, she's beautiful!" She is too. Let me warn you though, my pictures can not carry the beauty or the short comings of this figure properly. I have only a Cannon Power Shot A4000 IS. So, please forgive any failures on my part to properly capture issues or better points with what Good Smile has produced.

I'm going to start with her Package/Box. It simply caught my attention. It's exterior is entirely clear Lexan (guessing on the type)of plastic. Makes it a real devil to photograph due to reflections. The only cardboard, which has colorful imagery, is the top and lower stiffening panels which are both inside the Lexan package itself. The front is wide open with a good view of the product but has writing in Japanese ( assuming it is the figure name and version since the last part simply says VER. ) The lower cardboard portion is largely in English. Overall, I rate it an 8 for design and internal layout.

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The side view is largely unobstructed with the well known "flashing star" pattern from throughout the series associated with the mode changes.

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A simple view of the top..

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The last one of the box is the hardest to get. Impossible with my camera but the one I really wanted to capture. It's a neat neat panel. It translucent and is the Earth as viewed once the cocoon was cleared after Ryuuko and Raygo's final battle in space. It's very hard to see without light passing through. Unfortunately, with the reflective plastic...you get a good reflection of my hand and camera. Sorry...:(

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Now, lets get into the heart of it, the actual packaging that hold the figure PLUS I want to briefly touch on the instruction manual. The instruction manual is not only in Japanese but also in English. This was a nice thing. I rate the Instructions a 9 simply for this alone ( but also because of basic clarity and layout ). The internal packaging is in two basic sections. The main "box";

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Which as you can see has a simple panel, held together with several vacuum formed pegs and taped together. I simply cut the tape on one side and opened it like a book.

The other sub package hold two of Senkets's "wings" and was tucked inside the back of the larger package. It simply has a lift off lid.

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I pulled out all of her components individually and laid them out essentially as they are displayed in the instruction manual before I began assembling and inspecting her ( or vice-versa ).

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Things to note at this point. The Senkets's "wings" have two issues. They are very sharp along the edges. They are potentially an easy item to break. Please be aware of this when working with them. It comes to light for an important reason later. Another thing to note, the spikes that protrude from Senket's eyes are very well done but also provide ample opportunity to break off or puncture your skin.

During this basic inspection and overlook, I decided she rated a 9 for sculpting.

Painting? Well...a few things to note that caught my eye right off the bat. Realize, this may only be with my particular figure though.

Item one, the insertion peg on the wing for her right hip can be seen through the paint. It's just a tad bit too translucent.

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Another glaring issue is a mold defect or potential piece of debris that got painted over on Senkets's left eye. It is a little hard to see due to the lighting but I tried my best highlight it.

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The over all painting, taking into account the small defects, is very nice. There are some beautiful effects. Among them her hair. It is translucent in just the right quality that it picks up and transmits light so that it gives it the "glowing fire" look.

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The spikes on Senkets's eyes have a similar effect but also their sharp edges reflect light at the right angles and can give a nice "sparkle" as well. It simply depends on the angle of the light.

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Her thigh high boots/stockings have a beautiful color shift starting at the top from what is almost a blood red to what near her feet is border line burgandy/black. There is also subtle shading around her knees and the back of her knees to simulate muscle structure ( nice touch ). She has tiny yellow diamond shaped studs on the top of her shoes to contrast nicely.

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Her face is kept very simple, clean...it's all in her eyes. They are clear and cast a look of determination which is what she is all about.

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There are other small issues here and there, a wavy line, what may or may not be a loss of paint coverage such as inside the recessed lines in the square arm bands. I looked at these several times an it looks as though it might simply be an attempt to convey energy flow...

Overall though, I rate her an 8 for paint.

The base? I rate it a 7. It just lacks any real dynamics...other than supporting her in a flight pose. It's a cool flight pose too! The base is actually a very very dark, transparent burgandy and not black as it looks in the photos. It is a transition from her feet to the base...which works but is still underwhelming. The one nice thing is they include a metal support peg ( which inserts into the arch of her high heel ) in the actual clear portion that she plugs into. That, in my book, is a bonus. The clear support also has a second, plastic peg that plugs into the front portion of her shoe for two point mounting.

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Now, let's tackle a few "assembly" issues I ran into with mine. They might actually fit under a different category or simply be called defects. Regardless, they are issues that hindered putting her together. Both were related to the "wings". One involved the front left wing and it's peg not fitting well at all. It would barely go in and after trying to the point of hearing a light "crack" it was time to stop. This is a pic with the wing as far in as it would go.

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After inspection, I found the mold of the mounting hole was not clear and was in fact, not molded correctly. The following pic is highlighted with the outer hole proper size and the "hash marked" are shows the extra material.

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After some consideration, I decided trying to scrape out the excess was not practical. I turned to the model builder in me and gently shaved about one millimeter of material off the mounting peg from the wing. It's hard to see in the following pic, but the other pic shows the result.

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A similar problem happened with her left rear wing. Tight fit into the mounting hole. Luckly, it was nothing more than a case that required a gentle amount of wiggling it in slowly, very slowly. This was how it was on the first attempt, in which it pushed itself back out on it's own.

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It did end up being flush and nice on the second try though. So, the assembly I would have to rate about 8.

The end result for her pose is pretty darn cool. She is what she is...wicked looking. I rate her a 9. That's only because the influence of the base.....

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Enjoyment? Well for me...it's a 10 without a doubt. She is one of my favorite characters of recent times. She has so many variations on this theme. All we need now is a figure of the infamous Ragyo to complete the trio of what the battle is all about.......For now though, I'm happy with what I have in my meager display of the sisters.

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Hopefully this was worth a look.
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Maakie (2年前) #4674836The base is pretty awkward, it would have been better if the clear rods were on both sides. I hope she won't lean to the right over time. D:
That aside, this is a very impressive figure and nice review!


Thank you for the support on the review. I'm keeping an eye on here to see if she starts leaning. So far, no sign of it.
2年前
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The base is pretty awkward, it would have been better if the clear rods were on both sides. I hope she won't lean to the right over time. D:

That aside, this is a very impressive figure and nice review!
2年前
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Ashiya (2年前) #4485722Cool, thanks for posting this! I want this figure for how crazy it is. Not a fan of the face but whatever. However to this day I'm still undecided on those other two figures...

I can't speak for any of the franchise's other merchandise on figures except for the ones I own directly and ITEM #198008. The figma was sent to me by mistake when I ordered ITEM #167033. If I was a figma collector I would have loved to have it, I was darn tempted to keep it. The company I ordered from wanted it back though which is probably best because I would have possibly become hooked on figmas then...lol. I did get two of the Phat! versions of Ryuuko out of the whole boondoggle though!

Anyhow, as to both those figures from Phat! I like them a lot. For me, a ton of it has to do with their poses. They are obviously designed where they can be posed separately or in an interactive face off which is nice. Ryuuko's scissor blade can be displayed in both standard and decapitation mode ( which I went with ). The other reason I chose them was simple...during one version of the series opening, they pretty much replicate the opening's scene at the 51 second mark as seen here,www.youtube.com... just fell in love with both figures at that point even though they are not a dead on match.
2年前
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Cool, thanks for posting this! I want this figure for how crazy it is. Not a fan of the face but whatever. However to this day I'm still undecided on those other two figures...
2年前
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yokha (2年前) #4461062Ive seen her my self on my friend house, it immediately caught my attention when im entering his display room, she stand out so much, the super saiyan hair and the overall color plus the pose scream magnificent IMHO, thanks for the review its super neat and detail review.

It's so funny, I simply never looked at her hair as Super Saiyan until others mentioned it. I guess growing up as fan of the space program and the many images and footage of the women of the space program when they chose on mission to wear their hair without any type of restriction...it simply floats up and out. With that in mind and that most of the scenes in the show where she is in this mode for battle....she is in space, I simply looked at it from that perspective. Of course the show's writers and producers actually probably never thought of that and were simply trying to go for the look of power and intimidation.
2年前
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Superstickman (2年前) #4461170Thanks for the great review! The packaging reminds me much of Alter's, which is a very good thing.

You are welcome. This is only my second attempt at a review and after reading others reviews, I tried to use theirs as examples and improve upon my first meager attempt. Hopefully I did so.
2年前
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Thanks for the great review! The packaging reminds me much of Alter's, which is a very good thing.
2年前
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Ive seen her my self on my friend house, it immediately caught my attention when im entering his display room, she stand out so much, the super saiyan hair and the overall color plus the pose scream magnificent IMHO, thanks for the review its super neat and detail review.
2年前
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MangoMilk (2年前) #4460979I think VIOMARINER said it best on this figure's page.
"I just wanted Ryuko in normal Senketsu and I got a Super Saiyan instead."
But this figure is growing on me. Maybe its the figure itself. Or maybe its my assumption that they won't make another KLK figure, and this is the best one of the lot. Either way, I think that I'm going to put this one on my next order.
Thanks for the review!


Your very welcome for the review. I know I love this one. There is only one other I want in my collection and that's ITEM #219451 ( Game prize? Yes...Perfect pose of Satsuki in that supreme arrogance? ABSOLUTELY! ). Well, also if they ever make one of Ragyo as I mentioned, especially if she's in that simple one piece dress with the feather boa/cape thing.
2年前
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debinoresu (2年前) #4460949i remember when everyone was pissy about this bc "she has a mcdonalds color scheme" or something when those are the official colors. i agree with those who were mad about her bulbous solid chest, but there was so much aggression and negativity for this fig initially lmao
she turned out really lovely, sorry you had trouble with the pegs. the end of klk made me super sad tho, i feel like id feel really sad every time i looked at that figure. id really love a motorcycle version of ryuko, though.


Guess I never locked onto any of the initial issues anyone had with it. I simply saw it and thought "YES!...The final show down version. That's bad-ss!". As far as the small flaws and the few fit issues..Yes, I would have loved perfection but I live in reality and it doesn't always happen. Luckily, I've more than wielded my share of X-acto knives in my life, so the minor issue that needed a true physical fix was easy enough to deal with.
2年前
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