Sunday, March 11, 2018

Pretty Armor Ver.1

Hi guys, presenting the new kit from an unknown China manufacturer... the Pretty Armor Ver.1 ;)

I would like to thank my friend Station Wensin II for his effort getting this kit for my review. Major stock should have arrived by the time this review is up, so please go ahead and contact  Station Wensin II to book your unit before it runs out.

Manufacturer: Unknown
Scale: 1/12 (about that)
Grade: None
Series: None
Price: TBA

Section 1: Runners

The plastic is quite nice and at a semi-gloss finishing. Parts separation is done nicely, and detailing are very nice too.

Essentially, the manufacturer is getting on the Armored Girl bandwagon... this kit has a lot of similarity to a Kotobukiya production of armored girl figurine.

Snap-fitting experience in unexpectedly good. I did not have any snap-fitting issue, and all parts seem to hold up pretty well :)

Caution: the pegs at joints are quite tiny, so please use gentle force to avoid breaking. 

This kit comes with a set of water decal with many facial expressions of your choice to put on 4 blank faces provided on top of the 4 pre-printed faces.

Section 2: Legs

There are 2 sets of legs... the human leg, and the armored leg :)

Both sets are nicely done, and are interchangeable at the lower tight.

Section 3: Arms

There are 3 sets of interchangeable arms... the normal one, armored, and action (more armor) arms ;)

The elbow articulation is not excellent at a 90 degrees, but the rest are pretty good.

There are 6 pairs of hands in flesh color, and another 6 pairs in black. (very Kotobukiya style)

Section 4: Head

Much like a figurine, there are a lot of options for the head...

There are 4 pre-printed faces for you to choose from, and if you are not satisfied, you can utilize those other options from the water decal and DIY on the blank faces ;)

Then we have option for the hair style... short hair, ponytail or side-way.

And then we have options for the cat-ears... none, blue, long, or yellow :P

All these are pretty nicely done, with only the ponytail ribbon might need some glue ;)

Section 5: Body

The body is quite nicely done, with an option to use flesh-colored hip (coupled with the water decal) or black-colored hip.

There is also an interchangeable back armor for mounting of the armament.

Section 6: Main Figure

Here's the main figure with action arms and armored legs ;)

Section 7: Backpack

This backpack unit is connected with the thrusters and side skirts ;)

Very highly flexible as it uses multiple join units. Pretty good holding power too as it uses ABS instead of polycap.

Section 8: Rifle

This kit also comes with 2 simple rifles, but the detailing is quite clear and nice ;)

Section 9: Shield Unit

This is nice done with effect pars.

As the shield unit, it can assume multiple forms as it also uses many joint units.

You can also detach the components and mount them onto the backpack as well, as shown in the manual.

Section 10: Complete Kit

There are way too many possibilities with this kit.

I was too rush during Chinese New Year festival period and unable to make each form and snap pictures... thus, please make an appointment with my friend Station Wensin II to visit his store and look at the actual kit instead ;)

My Personal Experience 

This kit could actually address 2 different audience...

The first type is the Armored Girl fans. If you have not realize by now, this kit is modeled over Sable from the Fate series. The figure is nicely done with many interchangeable options, and the armors are nicely done making her a legit addition to your armored girl collection.

The other type of audience are customization fans. The backpack and shield unit does add a lot of potential to customizing whether your other armored girls, Gunpla models, and many mecha you can imagine :p

Parts separation is nicely done, with good detailing. Snap-fitting experience is pretty pleasant, and posing flexibility is very good. Just don't treat her like a Gunpla... you need to be a little gentle handling her :p

Overall Rating (Not giving points, just what I felt)

Assembly Experience: Very good :)
Plastic Quality: Good :)
Parts Separation: Very good :)
Color: Good :)
Detailing: Good :)
Posing Possibility: Very good ;)

Recommendation: This is nice addition to your armored girl collection :) Well, I think you would not be having an Armored Sable anytime soon, right? So grab this while still available.


Head/Neck: Good
Shoulders: Very good
Arms/Elbow: Acceptable
Waist: Good
Skirt Armor: Excellent
Hip/Tight: Very good
Knee: Very good
Ankle: Good
Feet: Good

See you guys around :)