Figure Review by Samanosuke
Now for my review of Cocona. Beautiful figure with a WF exclusive version that I would really like to get my hands on! Written review after the gallery.
Series: Shunya Yamashita
Cocona comes with a gi-normous plate as a stand, which can probably house the whole Shunya crew on it. Due to the size, I don’t use it, but thank god she can stand perfectly fine without it!
Cocona shows off her cute butt.
Gigantic melons alert!
Cocona’s belt – complete with pink cloth attached!
Very cool armour detailing.
Great looking sword or what? (Sorry about the bad focusing!)
Let’s just get this out of the way – figure Cocona is not a faithful rendition of drawing Cocona. My friend loves the concept art of Cocona, but refuses to buy the figure due to the major differences. I can see where he’s coming from but, if I look at the figure from outside of the box, she still has her merits.
So first, the good points of the figure:
Cocona is very detailed! Her costume consists of armour parts and (minimal) fitted clothing, which are all nicely painted. Details such as the flowers in her hair and thigh ribbons really catch your eyes. She’s got a scarf/cloth piece hanging from her back, captured in a light breeze.
Now, the granddaddy of the set is without a doubt, the huge sword shes comes with! The sword is exquisitely done, and looks even better than the original drawing! If there was an award for best figure sword, this one should definitely be up for nomination!
But alas, the time for the bad points have come:
The sad fact is, this figure is still not a faithful conversion. Cocona’s face looks nothing like the cute original. Her mouth can also look weird from certain angles. Her body proportions have also been altered – she’s got a bit more meat on her, which takes away the slender look of the original. Lastly, the colours look slightly dull – not a major problem, but she might have looked better with pastel coloured clothes and hair instead.
So my final verdict is that, as a Shunya figure, she just about passes. But looking from a different angle, I find she’s an aone hell of an aquirement!