Goods: Who is that (naked) girl?
What’s a naked girl doing in a predominantly BL blog?
I’m not doing a reverse BL and coming up with a yuri or hentai-related post lol~ so don’t worry about that.
This girl is special. She is my first female figure from Medicom Toy, Real Action Heroes Street Fighter Chun-Li!
I was impressed by Chun-Li’s head sculpt when I came across her photos online. When I laid eyes on the actual prototype figures on display during Anime Festival Asia 2008, I knew I didn’t make a mistake in placing a pre-order for her. When she finally arrived last month, I was excited and happy to see the final product. But I was really busy and didn’t have the mood to take her out of her box *shrug* so this review came late ^^;
So anyway, RAH Chun-Li warrants a damage of 16,800 Yen (w/o tax) to own.
She is 30cm tall and dressed immaculately in a blue Chinese traditional dress Qipao (Cheongsam) and her trademark buns on her head (lol) She has a pair of spiky bracelets and wears her white boots. Her costume pieces include a pair of blue “outer-panty”, brown tights and white belt. All are removable, except her head pieces. Her costumes and frills of her head-dress are wired, so you can pose them to achieve a more dynamic feel.
She has huge, muscular legs too that are specially customised for this figure. Also included are 2 pairs of hands, in martial arts pose and clenched fist pose, and a figure stand. She can stand on her own but if you want more challenging poses, like her “helicopter kick”, you’ll need the stand.
What I like most about her figure? Her head sculpt and paint job is very beautiful. She looks lovely in any angle! 100% babe. No doubt about it.
As Chun-Li is my first Medicom Toy girl figure, I was quite pleasantly surprised to find out that her torso/upper body is made of soft material. All my other Medicom boys, Lulu, Naoto, Light, etc were hard plastic. Darn. I want to pinch their butts like how I can poke Chun-Li’s breasts! XD
Is that the norm for Medicom RAH girl figures? If you know, please enlighten me!
What I found most amusing about her is that in order to achieve her ample bosom using the original Medicom female figure (I’m assuming this since I don’t have other Medicom girl figures), they gave her a NuBra type of stick-on to enhance her cup size. I believe those who own Medicom’s Death Note Misa Amane probably won’t have this extra “accessory” lol~
I also find that we can easily remove the arms and legs from the figure. Just pull at the shoulder and pelvic joints and they just come off. I think the design makes the figure very much easier to dress and undress without any fear of breaking anything. Compared to the boys whose arms and legs are all screwed-up (literally) onto the torso, Chun-Li’s arms and legs have a wider range of poses too. I’ve since broken my RAH Yagami Light’s arm in an attempt to pose him. (T_T) Unforgivable I know *points at self* but… sigh it was just waiting to happen.
However, Chun Li’s torso comes in one piece, so getting to pose her at the waist joint is not possible. Can’t have everything I guess…
Another small issue I have with this figure is that her boots are part of her calves/feet. They can be removed but we don’t have a pair of non-booted legs to replace them. So if you decide to strip her like I did, there’s a shoe-fetish feel to her since she can’t take off her boots. Hentai-poi~ xD
In conclusion, I think this is an awesome figure worth splurging on. I love my RAH Chun Li… even though I’m not a fan of her in the Street Fighter series… oops! ^^
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