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[AGP] Bismarck Drei

FEUER!~ Bismarck is finally being reviewed after sitting at my Canadian drydock for a good two months. Finally able to review her, and thus we shall see the glorious German battleship in her KanColle form!

- Bismarck Drei is finally being unboxed & assembled!

– Bismarck Drei is finally being unboxed & assembled!

[All images taken with a Lumix GF1 – Pancake lens.]

Finally! Finally able to review the glorious German battleship: Bismarck Drei! My glorious waifu finally being unboxed ever since she arrived [August 30th, 2016] for me to admire. She costed a pricey $166 CAD (with shipping), yet the boarder security fees most likely made it jump to $202 CAD. I feel like I was double-dipped by Canadian customs for uniting with my waifu Bismarck back in August 30th. Was quite…harsh.

The delay from August 30th till now was mostly done to KanColle web, work, stress, more stress, getting a light illness, and no proper time to sneak it in. I needed a good two days off straight to get to her, something I’ve had once, yet was too sick with muscle chest pain to deal with Bismarck appropriately. Two months! Sorry Bismarck, my precious waifu….I took way too long to get to you. Now that I have, let’s see the glory that is Bismarck!

- Lovely back-box design. Loving it! It adds simple beauty, even examples to it. For the price this box truly needs to be this fancy.

– Lovely back-box design. Loving it! It adds simple beauty, even examples to it. For the price this box truly needs to be this fancy.

- Renge & Yuudachi checking this lovely new addition to the fleet. A lovely Bismarck being awakened after LSC summoning :)

– Renge & Yuudachi checking this lovely new addition to the fleet. A lovely Bismarck being awakened after LSC summoning 🙂

- I'm amused Renge has a place to sit on those parts tray, right above the funnel section.

– I’m amused Renge has a place to sit on those parts tray, right above the funnel section.

- Various turrets to the left (with smoke stack under Renge), Bismarck in the middle, as well as her face plates, hands & stand parts to the right.

– Various turrets to the left (with smoke stack under Renge), Bismarck in the middle, as well as her face plates, hands & stand parts to the right.

- Quite a sight to see when she's still stuck in her tray. Two months in there, yet knowing I had her had me all relaxed.

– Quite a sight to see when she’s still stuck in her tray. Two months in there, yet knowing I had her had me all relaxed.

- Her instructions on a double-sided instruction. Straight forward, if somewhat....Overwhelming.

– Her instructions on a double-sided instruction. Straight forward, if somewhat….Overwhelming.

- The alternate side to her instructions where you can turn her further into a Mecha, something like the Vic Vipers from Busou Shinki, or just as 'Sharatang' herself.

– The alternate side to her instructions where you can turn her further into a Mecha, something like the [Vic Vipers: Lirbiete] from Busou Shinki, or just as  [Sharatang] herself in simplistic elegance.

- Bismarck's weaponry unassembled. Two main guns & two secondaries, as well as her smoke-stack at the back.

– Bismarck’s weaponry unassembled. Two main guns & two secondaries, as well as her smoke-stack at the back.

- What I love is how the turrets move. They swivel, rotate, and can be positioned in any manner.

– What I love is how the turrets move. They swivel, rotate, and can be positioned in any manner.

- Her ship accessory mostly assembled, yet missing her connection onto it. I also placed the secondary guns in the wrong direction, yet easily fixed. Doesn't really matter in the end.

– Her ship accessory mostly assembled, yet missing her connection onto it. I also placed the secondary guns in the wrong direction, yet easily fixed. Doesn’t really matter in the end. Her radio antenna can even be moved up & down.

- Bismarck either being groggy from her slumber, or frustrated. She's now free so she can happily let loose her anger in the manner she desires.

– Bismarck either being groggy from her slumber, or frustrated. She’s now free so she can happily let loose her anger in the manner she desires.

- She has a fine expression, even in her basic appearance. I love that.

– She has a fine expression, even in her basic appearance. I love that.

- Fighting pose for the mighty Bismarck! Power to the Bismarck :)

– Simplistic fighting pose for the mighty Bismarck! Power to the Bismarck 🙂

- I have a slight complaint with the way her hair has been treated her to articulate. They're on joints, yet they do move. They can be moved around, yet it's just odd.

– I have a slight complaint with the way her hair has been treated her to articulate. They’re on joints, yet they do move. They can be moved around, yet it’s just odd.

- Now THIS is the Bismarck I know and love! Love the serious appearance she has when wearing that hat of hers.

– Now THIS is the Bismarck I know and love! Love the serious appearance she has when wearing that hat of hers.

- Her shy side is also quite lovable & adorable. Love this side of Bismarck, something I wish I could see more of. *pats Bismarck on head* for a comical embarassed reaction.

– Her shy side is also quite lovable & adorable. Love this side of Bismarck, something I wish I could see more of. *pats Bismarck on head* for a comical embarrassed reaction.

- Loving this Bismarck's shy expression. One of the best things you can admire the most about her <3

– Loving this Bismarck’s shy expression. One of the best things you can admire the most about her <3

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– “Admiral, it seems that your fleet is lacking in discipline. I shall instruct you from the basics.

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– “Geez~! To neglect one such as myself, aren’t you quite something! It’s fine for me to come along on a sortie or practice, you know!?”

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– “I won’t let you escape… Don’t underestimate me!”

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– “I am number one? What are you saying, of course that’s the case. It’s alright. You can praise me more.

- I'm loving how you can place her hat on her & take it off again. There's no forced pegs or anything that you can place it on her, take it off, and do as you wish thanks to the interior being curved.

– I’m loving how you can place her hat on her & take it off again. There’s no forced pegs or anything that you can place it on her, take it off, and do as you wish thanks to the interior being curved.

In the below image she was a great pain to deal with when it came to her hands and her gun. The hand swapping is a nightmare with how small the peg is, even with how her sleeves/hand-cuffing gets in the way. Everything gets in your way at every turn that you cheer when the hand gets positioned, and same when you figure out how to get her clasping hands to grab onto the gun handle. Her hand (from the joint) wants to come off at the wrist position for how small & stubborn the peg is. It’s sturdy, yet quite a pain.

- Loving the pride & beauty placed in this figure that you can see how glorious Bismarck is, even as my waifu. She had trouble holding that gun of hers, yet everything else is a beauty with her.

– Loving the pride & beauty placed in this figure that you can see how glorious Bismarck is, even as my waifu. She had trouble holding that gun of hers, yet everything else is a beauty with her.

- As much as I love this pose, and how she's signaling guns to fire, that hand of hers is a pain. Even a pain rotating it in fear it'll pop off. You'll have to be highly cautious you don't lose it anywhere indoors, outdoors, or near a shipyard, dockyard, or anywhere a small part can get lost.

– As much as I love this pose, and how she’s signaling guns to fire, that hand of hers is a pain. Even a pain rotating it in fear it’ll pop off. You’ll have to be highly cautious you don’t lose it anywhere indoors, outdoors, or near a shipyard, dockyard, or anywhere a small part can get lost.

- Yeah, same images, yet just slightly adjustments to the image. Just loving that every angle changes the mood.

– Yeah, same images, yet just slightly adjustments to the image. Just loving that every angle changes the mood.

- /Salute - The happy grin on her face, as well as how she can salute, point, and such. It's awesome.

– /Salute – The happy grin on her face, as well as how she can salute, point, and such. It’s awesome.

- I have to also note that her outfit/dress is flexible. It's of rubbery material, yet soft enough that it doesn't fight with her posing. You can move it out of the way to see what's beneath, as well as adjusting the posing.

– I have to also note that her outfit/dress is flexible. It’s of rubbery material, yet soft enough that it doesn’t fight with her posing. You can move it out of the way to see what’s beneath, as well as adjusting the posing.

- She also comes with a peg adapter to connect her onto her Bismarck ship parts of turrets. She has to fight the Abyssals somehow, and that's the way to make her more

– She also comes with a peg adapter to connect her onto her Bismarck ship parts of turrets. She has to fight the Abyssals somehow, and that’s the way to make her more “shiplike”. Make note of this to compare with the instructions above, or even below.

- Feel the might of Bismack's German guns! FEUER!~

– Feel the might of Bismack’s German guns! FEUER!~

- I guess Renge ruins the composition of the image, yet just wanted to make note of the scale, the part comparisons, and just for some foxy fun.

– I guess Renge ruins the composition of the image, yet just wanted to make note of the scale, the part comparisons, and just for some foxy fun. Also appears Bismarck is sighing and/or facepalming in her own manner.

- Recall the peg adapter attachment from above? Compare that to what's on Bismarck. Giving off that Busou Shinki vibe again.

– Recall the peg adapter attachment from above? Compare that to what’s on Bismarck. Giving off that Busou Shinki vibe again.

- I couldn't get enough of her saluting, this time with her Bismarck vessel attachments.

– I couldn’t get enough of her saluting, this time with her Bismarck vessel attachments.

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– “She’s a bundle of sunshine, ain’t she?” – Said in an oldy sailor type tone.

- Rotating those guns sure was fun. Had a bit of an issue with connecting her turrets onto the smoke stack portion of her equipment with how newly stiff the joints are. That, and didn't want to break the connections. It's quite touchy.

– Rotating those guns sure was fun. Had a bit of an issue with connecting her turrets onto the smoke stack portion of her equipment with how newly stiff the joints are. That, and didn’t want to break the connections. It’s quite touchy.

- Where does the 'Vic Viper' vibe come in? Instruction manual, as well as the way she can mount her own equipment in a mecha type fashion. She can almost mount her own unit like a horse, if you can get the accessories to play fair, something I barely could manage.

– Where does the ‘Vic Viper’ vibe come in? Instructions, as well as the way she can mount her own equipment in a mecha type fashion. She can almost mount her own unit like a horse, if you can get the accessories to play fair, something I barely could manage.

It’s how she can ‘mount’ her turret like a mech that also has me wondering if this was thought of long ago, or if a revisited idea thanks to HMS Warspite sitting in her unit like a throne. [Warspite Kanmusu image]. It’s something that doesn’t really show in the web game, nor does the whole concept of Graf Zeppelin using a deck of cards to summon her planes in the manner similar to Jun’you summoning planes via shikigami summoning with her flight deck being a scroll. There’s so much you don’t see in the web game that’s missed which makes it into the wiki, yet not in the game.

- This is the best I could do with how I discovered, then noted in the instruction sheet, that she can mount her unit similar to a saddle.

– This is the best I could do with how I discovered, then noted in the instruction sheet, that she can mount her unit similar to a saddle. “What’s this? Can she hold this in her hand? Damn!” to later find out she can use her accessories as a stepping mount. High range of mobility & customization poses.

- Just a quick side joke with her hat positioned backwards to have a quick chuckle of her appearing something like Z1, Z3, or even as a Cadet Sailor would. That had style *snickers*

– Just a quick side joke with her hat positioned backwards to have a quick chuckle of her appearing something like Z1, Z3, or even as a Cadet Sailor would. That had style *snickers*

- Not to come off as perverted yet I feel robbed when it comes to her stern. Some preview images & professional Japanese blogging sites showed her to have ass cheeks, as well as a rounded ass. When I checked my own Bismarck I see.....Figma styled ass. I claim false advertisement & robbed.

– Well, that’s an interesting stern. I did want to make note of how I was robbed of ass cheeks, yet she does indeed have them. Angles & everything. You can see some of it in this image, yet more in the below image.

- An image I had to take after proof-reading that Bismarck does indeed have lovely ass cheeks. Lovely little ass cheeks to poke at. Not to come off as perverted, yet it is a nice little cute touch. Adds that neat detail to the figure.

– An image I had to take after proof-reading that Bismarck does indeed have lovely ass cheeks. Lovely little ass cheeks to poke at & chuckle at that it’s there. Not to come off as perverted, yet it is a nice little cute touch. Adds that neat detail to the figure.

- November 11th is coming up with the Canadians 'celebrating' (remembering) their WW2 participation of this Anti-Air gunner on alert with two Corvettes & a plane up in the air. It does somewhat appear to be like a U-Boat coin, yet makes more sense it's an AA gun.

– November 11th is coming up with the Canadians ‘celebrating’ (remembering) their WW2 participation of this Anti-Air gunner on alert with two Corvettes & a plane up in the air. It does somewhat appear to be like a U-Boat coin, yet makes more sense it’s an AA gun.

If there was a Canadian Kanmusu in KanColle then I’d hop onto rescuing her in any part of the map fiercely (as I did with some Kanmusu), yet with how Canadians are viewed as minor I have to continue being depressed that I won’t see one for a very long time. I’ll have to wait what may be an eternity either HMCS Haida, HMCS Ontario, HMCS Uganda (later known as Uganda), or even the three ‘Princes’ named ‘HMCS Prince Henry, HMCS Prince David, & HMCS Prince Robert’. I’m constantly being reminded of how much of a slim chance they have of appearing in KanColle that I’m just deflated like a balloon feeling defeated. Just observing more USN vessels appearing, yet proud that HMS Warspite joined in on the fun for both elegance & variety sake.  I’m at the point where I’ll just admire what ‘Myuto‘ puts out. If I had to pick a USN vessel it would be USS Saratoga for being a ‘funky’ take on night time air battles as a CV(N) type, with USS Enterprise.

My alternate choice is to play Victory at Belles, yet with the amount of drama I kicked up I’ll be feeling guilty of connecting with anything Canadian there. HMCS Saguenay is in there, and I do feel happy, yet again feel defeated. Deflated. My pride is gone.

But back to the Bismarck review after that quick “side-note” moment. Wanted to note the coin, the Canadian side, and such. I feel like I’ve been too loud, too stupid, and too obnoxious that everything feels ruined that I’m just re-analizing everything of where to progress KanColle RCN side of things. Muting myself (and from others) in the process to go through the middle line.

- Up until that last image caption I always thought that was a U-Boat gun until I took a closer look. There's also another one making note of our land participating with infantry.

– Up until that last image caption I always thought that was a U-Boat gun until I took a closer look. There’s also another one making note of our land participating with infantry.

- Bismarck now cautiously 'sliding' the coin closer to us while moving in a graceful movement to the side.

– Bismarck now cautiously ‘sliding’ the coin closer to us while moving in a graceful movement to the side. That hat of hers changes everything making her far more serious. It’s amusing how something so simple changes the mood.

- Her sitting pose bothers me a touch, yet her figure does allow her to sit-pose somewhat. That, and with the added bonus of her being embarrassed by something makes me chuckle.

– Her sitting pose bothers me a touch, yet her figure does allow her to sit-pose somewhat. That, and with the added bonus of her being embarrassed by something makes me chuckle.

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– “Ahh! This reminds me of those annoying biplanes…!”

- The ability to change one's expressions in figure form is necessary. From normal, serious, embarrassed, & happy makes Bismarck awesome. Nice range of emotions.

– The ability to change one’s expressions in figure form is necessary. From normal, serious, embarrassed, & happy makes Bismarck awesome. Nice range of emotions.

- Her equipment is touchy that I had trouble having her appear as on the manual. Can't have her properly standing on her unit that she appears silly thanks to my inability to adjust the units further. They're just like the Vic Viper unit I linked above being so touchy.

– Her equipment is touchy that I had trouble having her appear as on the manual. Can’t have her properly standing on her unit that she appears silly thanks to my inability to adjust the units further. They’re just like the Vic Viper unit I linked above being so touchy.

Side:note: I went back to look at other people’s AGP Bismarck blogs to note that Bismarck’s turret is insanely detailed that I failed to notice that the ‘keel’ part of the bow (the red part) pops open further to allow Bismarck to stand on top of it. Explains why it looks funky in the above image, and more proper in the below image. Makes more sense, and further supports my impression of the Vic Viper comparison with Libriete.

- Had to go back & add this image in showing that Bismarck can indeed stand on her unit, just that the red keel portion had to pop out. to allow her to mount her unit, Warspite style somewhat.

– Had to go back & add this image in showing that Bismarck can indeed stand on her unit, just that the red keel portion had to pop out. to allow her to mount her unit, Warspite style somewhat. The torpedo pod on this unit swivels around 360 degrees, something that may be hard to see.

- Had to go back to make note that Bismarck can now happily mount her turret unit. Red keel popped out allowing her to ride it, yet only done it for one side for how much it is a hassle.

– Had to go back to make note that Bismarck can now happily mount her turret unit. Red keel popped out allowing her to ride it, yet only done it for one side for how much it is a hassle. The torpedo pods on her main turret section swivels around 360 degrees (above left of her foot).

- What's neat is that Bismarck's turret rifle is also posable. You can swing the turret around, the arm guard that the back bottom, as well as the black sensor above.

– What’s neat is that Bismarck’s turret rifle is also articulated in three places. You can swing the turret around, the arm guard that the back bottom, as well as the black sensor above. Had to add this in after noticing it on the instruction sheet.

- Might as well just have her be posed in her traditional KanColle self with it being the

– Might as well just have her be posed in her traditional KanColle self with it being the “tested & true” manner type thing. That pride, I can’t stop making note of it. I just love my Bismarck. I approve of this figure!

- Danke!~

– Danke!~

- The Mighty 'Bismarck' being just as gorgeous as she was in vessel form as she is in figure form. I love this version of Bismarck in a humanoid form. Her beauty carries on into this further, as it does in the web game.

– The Mighty ‘Bismarck’ being just as gorgeous as she was in vessel form as she is in figure form. I love this version of Bismarck in a humanoid form. Her beauty carries on into this further, as it does in the web game.

- A little hat nod to myself & those viewing this image. Bismarck commands respect, and I love it. The formalness of this Bismarck is something I greatly admire.

– A little hat nod to myself & those viewing this image. Bismarck commands respect, and I love it. The formalness of this Bismarck is something I greatly admire.

 

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- My wedded & ringed Bismarck in Drei form. My one & only love in KanColle. [Video here]

– My wedded & ringed Bismarck in Drei form. My one & only love in KanColle. [Video here]

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Final Thoughts:

Before I jumped into KanColle I fell in love with both Yuudachi’s Kai NI as well as this German battleship with her art style. It’s all thanks to the Pixiv art that I love Bismarck the way I do ( as well as the documentaries) that she comes off as highly special to me. She even nudged a little new fetish for me of anime blonde hair, but only if they’re serious with common sense. You know, blonde hair and blue eyes for Germany’s preferred ‘Master Race’ of humans for Germany in WW2.

Her Drei form is what I love the most, and I only will get the Drei form, as I did here in her AGP version, and I wasn’t disappointed. Well, partially, but I’ll get to that in a moment. I just love the attention to detail to her sleekness, her sleek figure, and even her elegant formalness to her. I guess I use that word a lot, yet it’s true when I say both elegant and formal because she was Germany’s pride during WW2, and it comes, translating well in figure form also.  The way they gave her the various face plates, the embarrassed face plate, serious, and such what makes her awesome. The articulated hair on the back is a double-edge sword with how rough it appears, yet it does allow for fancier front facing poses. You can pose her nicely, swap her hands, and even have her stand without issue.

Her main ship component adds onto the detailing (makes sense for the price) that it’s where the main fun is at also. You have the smoke stack which allows you to rotate the turrets, move them around, pose them, swivel the turrets, and even stand on them. There’s just so much you can do for posing, even aiming them in certain positions that there’s so much to do for figure photoshoots.  Even amused by something small as Bismarck having lovely little ass cheeks to make light amusing note of. It’s amusing that it adds a nice amusing detail to her figure. I had to go back to make sure it was a thing by visiting a [Japanese blogger’s] site to skim the image set. I was going to mark this down as a negative, yet it turned into a positive once I found it after looking harder. I felt robbed, yet it’s all fine and cleared now.

The base is something that caught me by surprise thanks to how thick it is to support Bismarck’s weight, even in figure form. The arms are all thick and sturdy, even large (don’t think perverted) that they can hold Bismarck’s turret unit, as well as Bismarck herself. The pegs snap into position as to not lose friction, causing the figure to fall (*cough*figma*cough*). The base means business, and it’s there to keep Bismarck levitated above ground in whatever pose you desire. You can even adjust the angle with a secondary arm meant to hold the main one, as well as two to support the two main turrets. If you wanted to, you could even add in Bismarck’s name plate onto the plastic base. There’s room for that there in an indented rectangle form.

As for the disappointments would lean towards her hands and what I’ve seen on another blog posting. I’ve had lots of trouble with Bismarck’s hands when connecting it to her wrist joint. They have a habit of not clicking into place that they (from my assumption) would be easy to snap. They’re sturdy, yet with constant use they’ll weaken that it would be far worse. The hands simply pops off that they’re easy to lose in a any environment, especially outdoors. When you try positioning her for a certain pose the constant popping is noticable, and frustrating, that it adds to the posing set-up time.  Then there’s the case of her ship unit being touchy as hell that you can’t really pose her unit with ease, also in fear of snapping the joints so you’re highly cautious.  Took a little while before I figured everything out to be cautious, yet rewarding once it was done with.

Over-all: I love this figure, and am quite pleased for it costing what would be considered a fortune. I would rate this Bismarck a good 80 to 90%. Maybe a 90%/100 for how bias I am towards her, especially with her being my waifu. Everything is greatly detailed, can pose her in a good enough range, yet she does have noticeable flaws. Even so, her positives far outway the negativities that she’s worth the $202 CAD, even when being double dipped by ‘VAT’, or whatever you want to call it. She’s my waifu, and I love her figure form.

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Pros:

  • Great attention to detail with how she appears all beautiful. She does look elegant, beautiful, and the pride of the German fleet.
  • Bismarck can be with her unit & out of it to be posed in any fashion. She can be freely posed (if not sitting) to admire the scenery, be in a fight scene, or anything. She’s just too beautiful she can be easily photographed.
  • Bismarck comes with multiple faceplates & hand gestures that it adds to her gesture range & possibility. You can have her react to the scenery around you with ease, which should be standard.
  • Bismarck’s back hair as two articulated pieces allowing for further hair posing. Simple, yet interesting.
  • The hat isn’t pegged, yet curved that it allows you to put it on her & other figure’s heads easily. You can have her pose the hat in any which way you want.
  • The ship part with the turret is greatly detailed that you can swivel the turrets, rotate them, aim the barrels, as well as even adjusting if they move forward, backwards, or whichever formation in ship form, Bismarck attached to her weaponry, and such. Great detail of freedom. The two torpedo pods on her main turrets (the side front) swivels around to allow for launching & rest type positions.
  • The antenna on her smoke stack can be put up, as well as placed down, for posing & photoshooting fun.
  • Turret leg mount base which allows Bismarck to stand on her unit as if in a mecha. She can ride her unit around, probably in the manner HMS Warspite sits in her unit like a throne. This is probably one & the same concept, yet not really shown.
  • Three parts on her turret rifle rotates that it adds to her posing variations. A little turret, a black sensor, and an arm rest all articulates.
  • The ‘back adapter’ to attach Bismarck to her ship unit is well crafted, well made, as well as perfectly sturdy to keep her on her oversized unit. It’s nothing cheap, yet simple enough, yet ‘complex’ appearing it makes this a big point to note.
  • Bismarck’s ‘dress’ is flexible which allows her ‘skirt’ portion to move & flex with her movement with ease.
  • Bismarck has cute little ass cheeks that took a bit to find when not looking carefully enough. It’s small, it’s cute, and they’re adorable that they’re even on a figure. Ass cheeks with black panties. [Bismarck’s lovely stern]
  • Once you figure out how to deal with the touchy part of her units you can pose Bismarck in nice fashion. Took awhile, yet finally managed to get Bismarck to mount her own unit, something that adds onto her worth & value, even comparable to [HMS Warspite sitting in her throne unit].
  • I’m amused that the instruction manual is straight forward, yet more amusing that it has basic English on it telling you “same on other side”, among others. Meant for both Japanese & English speaking hobbiests. Most likely standard, yet amusing each time.
  • Comes with two extra base stands to hold up Bismarck’s heavy turret attachments, yet I never used it (yet). They can also be used to hold Bismarck up.
  • Heavy sturdy base. It’s amazing how stick, sturdy, and adaptable the base & stand is. The main arm support has clicking resistance to hold the pegs in place, the arm, as well as be moved around while being firmly planted into the base. Even has a leaning attachment to keep the arm held upwards while also being ‘thick’ enough to hold Bismarck up with all her accessories. There’s no screwing around here for quality vs price. You get what you pay for.

Cons:

  • The hand pegs are frustrating as hell. It may be the way I’m doing it, yet it’s a struggle to get the hands into the peg, to click (if at all), and to keep them on there. They frustrate the hell out of me. I’m used to the Busou Shinki & figma way.
  • The way Bismarck sits is troublesome. She can ‘sit’, yet not as a Shinki would. More like leaning back lazily, or something along those lines. May take effort to make it seem more believable. Clever posing is needed.
  • Posing Range: As good as it is, it suffers from hand posing range with how frequent the hands pop off, as well as how she can’t ‘sit’. She has certain limitations which complicates her posing range to be more stiff in places.
  • Her units are touchy as hell, something I feel the same about the Busou Shinki Vic Viper line. It makes you feel stupid when you can’t get it right, yet it’s shown to be possible. You also don’t want to break the unit so you’re careful as to not snap things. $202 CAD, after all.
  • Bismarck’s hat has a habit of flinging off on the slightest of nudges, yet isn’t too much of a hassle. You shouldn’t be able to lose her hat in both indoor & outdoor. Just be careful around water & rocky (boulder type) scenery. Don’t lose those parts!
  • Bismarck’s back hairpiece ruins the flow for me that it’s just more of a Figma thing to do, yet not try for an alternate way to articulate her hair.
  • Her wrist sleeve (hand-cuff?) gets in the way of trying to attach & detach her various hand poses. It has a habit of jumping away when you least expect it, or just preventing the hand from getting on.

That’s Bismarck finally done, if greatly belated from August 30th posting. I now have Jinrai Frame Arm Girl & Figma Caster Fox to get to, time willing. Hope it’s not another two months down the line.  But I’m insanely glad I have this AGP figure, even seeing being her proud self, and some hidden goodies in her unit which isn’t showed in the game.

Thanks for reading, and see you again when I either review the two figures, or share a game related posting.

FEUER!~

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