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Commenti Amie-Grand 1/8 Henrietta

  • victorviper16 giorno/i fa#79558149Maybe it's nostalgia, but with older figures, production runs were smaller, as was the overall market for figures, and sometimes these older figures just have more...soul...to them? Particularly with franchises like Gunslinger Girl that weren't merchandised like crazy, the sculpts were more a labor of love and less "let's just put something out while the series is still popular".

    I recall the days when I started collecting garage kits back in 2002. This debate was already fully raging then. Many made the argument manufacturers were all about big busts and bikinis (something we still hear today) and that small circles were more passionate about their subjects. If we were honest, we would recognize the market didn't change that much thought the physical industry did. However, polystone figures, whatever their manufacturing qualities, were indeed collector items and enjoyed a certain level of admiration. Back then, prepainted quality figures weren't a thing, and if one wanted an assembled figure with artistic merit, it was the way to go. I must admit I'm surprised Henrietta did get a polystone figure. From what I see, the dynamic pose set her over the average polystone figure of the era. Most were stiff and robotic, this one is full of life which, combined with her sheer size, makes her even more striking. As you said, I'd be curious to see such a figure reissued today with better manufacturing process and painting, yet retaining the exact same pose. I agree, the sculptor being this figure did enjoy his work beyond a generic job. Not surprising given the badass girls with gun fad of the time.
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    victorviper16 giorno/i fa#79558149Maybe it's nostalgia, but with older figures, production runs were smaller, as was the overall market for figures, and sometimes these older figures just have more...soul...to them? Particularly with franchises like Gunslinger Girl that weren't merchandised like crazy, the sculpts were more a labor of love and less "let's just put something out while the series is still popular".

    I recall the days when I started collecting garage kits back in 2002. This debate was already fully raging then. Many made the argument manufacturers were all about big busts and bikinis (something we still hear today) and that small circles were more passionate about their subjects. If we were honest, we would recognize the market didn't change that much thought the physical industry did. However, polystone figures, whatever their manufacturing qualities, were indeed collector items and enjoyed a certain level of admiration. Back then, prepainted quality figures weren't a thing, and if one wanted an assembled figure with artistic merit, it was the way to go. I must admit I'm surprised Henrietta did get a polystone figure. From what I see, the dynamic pose set her over the average polystone figure of the era. Most were stiff and robotic, this one is full of life which, combined with her sheer size, makes her even more striking. As you said, I'd be curious to see such a figure reissued today with better manufacturing process and painting, yet retaining the exact same pose. I agree, the sculptor being this figure did enjoy his work beyond a generic job. Not surprising given the badass girls with gun fad of the time.
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    sailormatlac16 giorno/i fa#79556754You dug this one from the memory hole! Interesting to see some "modern" review of an old polystone figures. I came to appreciate these oldies over time, even with their obvious flaws and inherent fragility.
    I recall the days when Amie-Grand specialized themselves with large scale characters. They had the knack to select cool characters and poses, but even back then, the level of sculpture and details was often subpar to GK.


    Maybe it's nostalgia, but with older figures, production runs were smaller, as was the overall market for figures, and sometimes these older figures just have more...soul...to them? Particularly with franchises like Gunslinger Girl that weren't merchandised like crazy, the sculpts were more a labor of love and less "let's just put something out while the series is still popular".
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    You dug this one from the memory hole! Interesting to see some "modern" review of an old polystone figures. I came to appreciate these oldies over time, even with their obvious flaws and inherent fragility.

    I recall the days when Amie-Grand specialized themselves with large scale characters. They had the knack to select cool characters and poses, but even back then, the level of sculpture and details was often subpar to GK.
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    victorviper2 mese/i fa#77784793With how little Gunslinger Girl merchandise ever got released, I almost get the impression that the series was more popular outside Japan than it was in Japan; either that, or the rather serious tone of the series meant that the series' audience and the people who buy figures didn't overlap too much.
    It would be interesting to see this figure made to modern quality standards, as the pose is so well known to fans of the series!
    You wouldn't even collect GSC's Triela ITEM #13765? That is an all-around great figure.


    That seems like it can be true, a lot of series with similar themes also seemed to be more popular in the west than in Japan. And over here we seem to also have a lot more interest in the theme of powerful young girl with older guy mentor type (classic movies like Léon the Professional and also more recent examples like Logan).

    I have no clue about the combination of fans of the series and not being interested in figures, the few fans I know from the franchise seem to like to buy goods from it, but I guess there are a lot of 'hidden' fans that don't mingle on anime websites and communities. If one of these figures would get a remake, I guess the highest chance is for the GSC releases, I remember being very surprised (but in a good way) when they decided to remake ITEM #644645 . It's definitely not impossible for them to do something like this for their Gunslinger Girl figures!

    Oof, that's asking the though questions! Triela isn't a fav character of mine, which is why I guess I never picked her up. But I do love the aesthetic of the figure and in general the series so...ok, just put her on my wishlist now, haha! When I have finished unboxing my collection and I see a good spot for her, I think I'll pick her up. :) Hrrm, now that I think about it, she might look nice with some other more randomized origin figures I have that are wielding big guns.
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    Maakie2 mese/i fa#77754608Very nice to see a review of this figure! Although I like the series, I'm not sure if I would ever collect from it myself.
    I want to like this figure, but it feels a bit off to me. I think it's mainly because of her thick hair, which doesn't feel as flowy as the source material. I do absolutely love her posing, next to it being such a recognizable scene, a squatting (non-hentai) figure is quite rare.
    Thanks for the review!


    With how little Gunslinger Girl merchandise ever got released, I almost get the impression that the series was more popular outside Japan than it was in Japan; either that, or the rather serious tone of the series meant that the series' audience and the people who buy figures didn't overlap too much.

    It would be interesting to see this figure made to modern quality standards, as the pose is so well known to fans of the series!

    You wouldn't even collect GSC's Triela ITEM #13765? That is an all-around great figure.
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    Very nice to see a review of this figure! Although I like the series, I'm not sure if I would ever collect from it myself.

    I want to like this figure, but it feels a bit off to me. I think it's mainly because of her thick hair, which doesn't feel as flowy as the source material. I do absolutely love her posing, next to it being such a recognizable scene, a squatting (non-hentai) figure is quite rare.

    Thanks for the review!
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    Always nice to see other Gunslinger Girl fans. Both the anime and the manga are so good, and I feel like many people don't know about it these days. After season two of the anime, there was still plenty of story left, and I always held out hope that maybe more TV anime would be made, but it looks like that won't happen.

    The GSC Henrietta is a strange figure. The Triela they did is fantastic, but GSC Henrietta is just lacking somehow. Her expression and body language just don't seem in character. Usually when her weapon is drawn, she means business, and the way she's nonchalantly holding her P-239 just doesn't seem right.

    However, GSC Henrietta was one of the first figures I ever bought, so she has some nostalgia value for me.
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    Nice surprise to see Gunslinger Girl review these days

    Oooh somehow I wasn't aware about this fig >< I only read the manga (one of my favourites) and very excited for GSC's Triela (really love it), but I can't bring myself to like GSC Henrietta... This one is much cooler, but duh the faaace ;v;

    Also your photos really nice, perfect for review, I can clearly see many details. thank you very much for the review! ^^
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    Mitsuna2 mese/i fa#77691781It's so nice to see a review on a Gunslinger Girl figure, she looks so pretty! I prefer this pose than the one used for Good Smile's Henrietta.
    Also, Megahouse's Saya figure is my favourite figure of all time!! I'm glad to see someone else appreciating her too :D


    I've never been a big fan of the GSC Henrietta. The pose just doesn't seem particularly in character for her.

    That Saya figure is an underrated gem.
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