Friday, January 27, 2012

Stocking Unboxing

As I passed the front window, to my surprise I spied not just one but two small packages this afternoon. I had hardly expected them to arrive at the same time, one coming from California and the other from Georgia of all places. I quickly snatched them up and brought them into my room, as the day progressed I decided instead of opening them immediately, I would update my blog with what will be my very first un-boxing.

I decided to go with the large white box first, and low and behold it turned out to be Panty. After that I knew what must be in the smaller brown package:



Almost as much stuff as Panty, it looks like the size of her hair kept them from giving her as many arms as Panty, but she comes with this little cake and fork which is epic.


Pretty detailed, multiple faces, and hair that moves? Cool! Two sets of legs with and without stockings (and underwear,) and you can mix and match the individual legs to have her only with one stocking. Her swords even have this transparent blue plastic quality to them for the stripes (much like the lace on Panty's guns which I forgot to point out.) Speaking of her swords I managed to break one of them in the first 5 minutes of the figure, not a good start at all. I was attempting to insert her sword into her hand and suddenly it snaps backwards at the hilt and the blade and hand guard separated from the grip. I was shocked, and sat there looking at my broken sword going "Well what the hell? Why is it so hard to put the sword in her hoof if the sword is so brittle?" I quickly looked at the booklet and realized you were supposed to separate the blade from the hilt in the first place? Wtf? The last thing somebody is going to want to do is pull apart tiny plastic things that don't look separable.Ultimately it was my fault for neglecting to look at the little paper booklet that came with her but you cant really blame me. Panty's wasn't important at all so I didn't expect Stocking's to be so paramount. Stocking seems to be covered in some kind of weird dust that I'm guessing was to keep the rubber from getting stuck to the plastic or something? But it just feels weird to the touch and makes it look dirty a. These are tiny complaints but Panty was so outstanding its hard not to notice things like this.

That weird dust shit is barely visible here
Barely noticeable sword diagram


Only one sword pose, look how straight those arms are

Dat shot


Stocking's hair is a defining part of her character but it seems to limit the movement of the figure a lot, her rubber hair isn't ever able to go down all the way because of another issue: LACK OF LIMB VARIETY. Stocking only has one set of 2 arms that can hold the sword, her left and her right. The other 3 sets she has are just variations of her arms being folded. What makes matters worse is the set of arms that can hold the sword are just awkwardly straight, not bent at all or battle ready. Weirdly her arms and hands were actually mismatched in the box and I had to swap them with each other otherwise she would have been holding her swords backwards.  Not nearly as action pose-able as Panty, but luckily she still has a few cute poses to be made.

Watching you fap

Movable rubber hair, reminds me of those things at the car wash

Stocking also has the magnetic thing found on Panty, but shes even harder to stand without it (I couldn't even get her to stand even once and I tried for 10 minutes)

Detail: 10 (I'm giving this a 10 for otherwise outstanding quality but some of the inside of her joints are smudged a little and there's weird cut lines on her hair)
Pose-ability: 8 (Severely limited by her hair, and only ONE set of STRAIGHT arms for her swords? Wtf?)
Fun-ness: 8 (Like panty she's hard to stand up without her stand but Stocking is impossible to pose without it. Lack of "actiony" poses makes her less enjoyable and she feels ALOT more brittle making it hard to enjoy posing her without fear of breaking something (Especially those swords which come off every time I move her arms.)
Likeableness: 10 (Stocking is an interesting character, and the addition of cool little things like her Angel Mort cake and cat makes the figure very personable. As with Panty, Stocking looks very good as a Nendoroid her large hair almost as big as her body is somehow fitting for the size of the figure.)

Panty and Stocking look cool alone but they are a duo, and coupled together (with or without Chuck) these contrasting figures just look awesome.

Like last time those interested can find the rest of the pictures here

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