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Serena w/ Fokko ARTFXJ (Kotobukiya)

Pocket Monsters - Serena with Fokko ARTFX J (Kotobukiya): The Review

(Edit: I just realized these pictures are absurd res. I apologize for the load times! I might fix it if I have time.)
Hello friends, and thank you for looking over my review. Today we are going to take a look at the latest figure from Kotobukiya's Pokemon ARTFX J line: Serena with Fokko (or Fennekin in the EN games).

The figure pose comes from this artwork:
http://pokeshopper.com/figurines/serenawithfennekinartfxjfigurinehqartwork.jpg


Now let us get a move on to the pictures.

https://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/serena.gif

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/fokko.gif


The Box
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The front
http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2277.jpg

The sides
http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2279.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2281.jpg

The back
http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2280.jpg

The Top/Bottom
http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2282.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2283.jpg


Packaging: 7/10

The box is made of actually pretty thick cardboard. Kind of surprised me how sturdy it felt lol. Otherwise it's standard fare really. Nice color scheme to match the figure, clear windows to see inside, and good quality pictures. Nothing to write home about though.


The Figure
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http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/serena10000IMG2298JP.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/serena10012IMG2310JP.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/serena10005IMG2303JP.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/serena10020IMG2318JP.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2349.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2354.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2361.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2367.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2376.jpg


Sculpting: 9/10
Koto continues to impress here. The sculpt is very clean with nearly no imperfections to take note of. Luckily this was in part due to the simplicity of the figure. Being simple isn't bad, it matches the illustration and style of the pokemon series. I always enjoy figures that feature thigh-highs sorta digging into the thigh flesh. She has that here even if it's ever so slight. One thing I was disappointed about was the decision to put shorts underneath her skirt. And while I understand the thought process into why it was done that way I can't say that I like it.

As for Fennekin, it looks exactly as i would expect it to xD

Here's some close up pictures.
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http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2335.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2336.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2337.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2341.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2342.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2343.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2347.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2348.jpg




Posing: 8/10
A cute pose that looks like she was stopped mid walk while adjusting her hat. It's a simple pose, but it works for Serena. They did an excellent job with getting her hand to look like it's adjusting her hat. I know sometimes with figures they can't make parts come too close together so it kind of looks like their hand is just hovering over what it is they're touching or holding. Unfortunately Haruka and Serena are both facing the same direction so my fondness of symmetry while displaying them together annoys me lol.

Base: 7/10
The base is a plain pink disc with a pokeball decal on the top. Doesn't add or detract much to the figure. Also annoys me that her disk is a solid color and Haruka's is transparent.

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http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2345.jpg





Painting: 9/10
The colors are very vivid on this figure and it makes it a joy to look at. Especially commendable is the work done on her bag. I was blown away by how near real it looked like it could have been a real bag they just shrunk down with a shrink ray. She also has nail polish if closely inspected!

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http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2338.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2339.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2340.jpg

http://u.cubeupload.com/falugalob/IMG2375.jpg



Overall: 8/10

Hope this review was helpful or a good read for you. Have a great day and until next time!
    616 wyświetleń • 6 komentarzy

    Wyniki8/10

    Sculpting
    Painting
    Posing
    Base
    Packaging

    6 komentarzy

    1pt
    CruelFairytale (5 d.) #24703153Hmm 50/50. I know a few girls who like to wear shorts under their skirts. I would say this is more normal to younger girls, about 10 years old or younger. But I guess Serena is about 14 to 16 years old? But maybe it's more comfortable to wear shorts on journeys? I don't know. :'D
    Of course. They're comfy and easy to wear.
    4 d.
    1pt
    Hmm 50/50. I know a few girls who like to wear shorts under their skirts. I would say this is more normal to younger girls, about 10 years old or younger. But I guess Serena is about 14 to 16 years old? But maybe it's more comfortable to wear shorts on journeys? I don't know. :'D

    falugalob (5 d.) #24694705I didn't say that I don't understand why they did it. Completely contrary I said I UNDERSTAND why. Just I can't say I agree with it. As for the why to that statement, cause it's dumb lol. Do you see a lot of girls go out of their way to wear shorts under their skirts?
    5 d.
    1pt
    CruelFairytale (6 d.) #24682677"One thing I was disappointed about was the decision to put shorts underneath her skirt."
    I would say they did this, because it's a children series and I'd totally understand this. I'm okay with it, it looks good. :)
    What did you hope for?
    I didn't say that I don't understand why they did it. Completely contrary I said I UNDERSTAND why. Just I can't say I agree with it. As for the why to that statement, cause it's dumb lol. Do you see a lot of girls go out of their way to wear shorts under their skirts?
    5 d.
    1pt
    "One thing I was disappointed about was the decision to put shorts underneath her skirt."
    I would say they did this, because it's a children series and I'd totally understand this. I'm okay with it, it looks good. :)
    What did you hope for?
    6 d.
    2pt
    Good job with the review, I was able to take away much from it. May sway my opinion on picking one up now.
    7 d.
    2pt
    Great review and pictures! Your lighting set up is really nice. I appreciate the 360 views of both Serena and Fennekin. ^^
    7 d.