-----Based on our Japanese blog-----
This is Meshi, here to serve up another heaping helping of figure previews. Fan favorite Rei Yamamoto's changed into something more comfortable for her second appearance in the Yamato Girls Collection. Let's dig in!
Yamato Girls Collection - Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Rei Yamamoto (Ship Uniform Ver.) 1/8 Complete Figure [MegaHouse]
As the Yamato's ace pilot proves time and again, the best things often come in small (but sensuous) packages.
Despite having her gender changed for 2199, Rei's slender figure stays truer to the original series' designs than most. That is, of course, if you don't count the exaggerated ahoge. You don't think she trying to compensate for something, do you?
Keeping our position but sliding the camera down you can see how much her expression changes with the viewing angle. Getting her is a no-brainer but deciding how to display her is going to take some serious consideration.
These long slender legs only make her look like more of a ferocious predator stalking her prey with the unholstered Type 97 Nanbu in hand.
Let's have a closer look at those accessories. The holster looks so realistic you can almost smell the polished leather through the screen. Whoever thought of putting a cocking bolt on a space gun was a mad genius of retro-future design!
Between the realistic textures and masterfully crafted leather bunching it's easy to forget that the figure's not actually wearing a space suit. And how abutt those catch lights?
Join me now in closing your eyes and imagining the creaking sound of the leather as she creeps forward towards unknown danger.
Now for a closeup of her pendulous...pendant. This ship uniform seems stiff and restricting but it's not without it perks.
The included flight jacket presents more posing possibilities, or, as I like to call them, first world problems. The jacket looks so cool draped over her shoulders, but then I can't see the creases on her back. WHAT DO?! WHAT DO?!
Hopefully these other angles will help you through your own existential shelf anxiety before she arrives at your door.
If you haven't already gone crazy from the choices, here's one to send you over the edge--the lighting! Always remember--how you display and maintain your figures says more about you than all you SNS profiles combined. One thing is certain--whether you list yourself as a 2199 or an old school Yamato fan this figure is for you!
(C)2012 宇宙戦艦ヤマト2199 製作委員会
*Photos are of a prototype and the actual product may differ.