May 2, 2017

It Came from the Toy Chest: Sailor Nerd Edition

As you may have guessed: I am talking about Sailor Mercury. (Random Fact: The Latin American Dub Sailor Mercury has the same VA as Akane Tendo from Ranma... which confuses my brain almost as bad as hearing Son Goku giving life lessons to Miley Cyrus)

How to describe her? I already called her the nerd, since she carries a computer to battle, her Finishers are not Finishers, but stalling moves for other Senshi to use their Finishers on the monsters.
She also has blue hair and out of all the Senshi, she's my favorite... (and another random fact: She is the Most Popular Sailor Senshi in Japan, although when Chibi Moon was introduced, she finally got a strong competitor... Japan loves their lolis)

The Articulation on ALL 5 Senshi is mostly the same. I point this out now since this part may be copied and pasted on each of the Senshi Reviews, but each Senshi has some Articulation that is Specifically made for Each. The range Of Articulation, particularly on the arms is astounding. Even though the Senshi have skirts, they have slits and the skirt overlaps the front and back to hide the slits. (I assume this was what the 4 Horsemen were trying to emulate for MOTUC, but Mattel design, in their ass backwards ways didn't understand)

She can easily pull off most of the key poses from the Anime. (Since this one is based on the Anime.) As with all Figuarts figures, some poses require the use of a stand... (Especially with the tiny feet on heels that the Senshi have)

Unlike the Other Senshi, Mercury has short hair, so she lacks extra hair Articulation:

Paint and Sculpt:
The Sculpt manages to capture Sailor Mercury's Anime Look quite Perfectly. The paintjob is great on my figure with no signs of slop or anything damning, like derp eyes.

-computer (opened and closed)
-3 Extra Faceplates
-Extra Hairpiece with Mercury Goggles.
-9 extra hands

The Senshi just discovered Rule 34... Mars is the only one
who isn't taking it so bad.
It's hard to find flaws on these figures, and I've tried. There seem to be very few flaws and they are so minuscule that their effect on the score is negligible. Mercury gets a 5.0 and not because she's my favorite Senshi, but because she's a really well made figure. Most of the flaws are: I want more stuff like a Shabon Spray Effect for her.

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