---Translated from our Japanese blog---
This is Meshi, here to serve up a heaping helping of figure reviews.
The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat had two of the most charming heroines in recent memory. So charming that I am packing both into one review today! Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi, come on down!
BEACH QUEENS The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat - Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi 1/10 Complete Figure [WAVE]
How about that body?! You'd never guess she was in high school, would you? The suggestive grilled squid in hand hints at her insatiable appetite for… snacks. I'm amazed she's able to keep so fit after scarfing down all that junk food!
Getting in closer, her characteristic short cut scores an easy 100 on the kawaii exam. The swimsuit wrinkles suggest that her hips have finally started to fill in--better late than never, amiright? Perhaps her late-blooming bust is soon to follow.
Spinning her a bit confirms my theory! There's just the slightest sign of maturity up top. At this early stage those delicate mounds are only visible under a tight school swimsuit--lucky for us! Of course you have to hold this one to get a good feel for the sculpt.
Her pose looks as though she is turning to meet the call of a beach admirer, accentuated by the twisting wrinkles in the swimsuit. We often see figures with floaties, but not many kickboards. Just another part of Tsukiko's unique charm.
Dimming the lights reveals a lot more, particularly in the chest. This is the epitome of the incredibly subtle difference between completely flat and budding beauty. Figures have really come a long way to be able to express such minute details.
That’s all for Tsukiko, Let's move on to Azusa!
BEACH QUEENS The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat - Azusa Azuki 1/10 Complete Figure [WAVE]
Azusa's golden locks and pastel color palette couldn't be a further departure from Tsukiko, which isn't to say that she doesn't have an equally adorable smile.
If there was ever a stomach made for low-rise bottoms, this is it. Azusa's innocent expression is sending the exact opposite signals as the rest of her body.
Looking at her soft hair from the back is making me all warm and fuzzy, like it was summer all over again. Try as she might, she can’t hide that smoking butt from us! But the fact that the figure seems to be trying to rhymes with the series.
Changing the angle just a little the figure becomes much more provocative! Note the shadow now visible where we thought none existed. I hereby issue an open challenge to find a better angle than this one once you pick her up for yourself!
These two rivals are more similar than they may think, though looking at them side by side you can see how similar body types can look completely different depending on the supporting elements. Put them next to each other in your display case to see what I mean!
(C)2013 Sou Sagara/Media Factory/Henneko. Production Committee
*Photos are of a sample and the actual product may differ.