Sunday, April 15, 2012

Uesugi Kenshin: Queen of Figma!

Uesugi Kenshin

"Why is she wearing that funny hat?" is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this character. 

I did not see the appeal of dressing up characters from history in removable armor and inserting them into a video game. There are currently 11 games in the Rance series. the tenth game, sengoku rance, is probably the most famous. The latest game, Rance quest, just came out last year. Not only is this series eroge, but it is also an RPG strategy sim which makes it unique and more attractive. Not that I've played it, I just happen to know about older turn-based sim games.

The packaging is well done. The figure was literally wrapped in plastic to prevent scuffing. 

History Trivia: Uesugi Kenshin was a real person in history who forced Nobunaga to retreat. Because Uesugi never married it is romanticized that he was a woman pretending to be a man, hence we get this character in sengoku rance who is female. 

By far, one of my most favorite figures.

A few small issues are there is no angry face and the sheath falls out of her one hand designed to hold it. That aside, the figure is beautiful and magnificently detailed. 

On a scale of one to ten, this figure ranks- Amazing! Uesugi puts the madoka figma to shame. There are so many figmas I cant remember them all but this one should definitely be in my top three. At the moment I cannot think of anyone that is better, therefore:

Hence forth, I dub thee, "Uesugi Kenshin, Queen of Figma!" 

Here are a few other figma I got in over the holidays, I did not buy them all at once.
Some of the online retailers were having a nendoroid clearance so I picked up quite a bit of those too.