Figure Review: Arin teeing it off

October 27, 2007 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, Figures, Merchandise, Photography

A whole 8 weeks have gone by since the last figure review. Well I’m not stopping it yet! Despite the daily grind and the convention season just passing by, I managed to squeeze out some time to do some. So arriving WAY BACK in June, here she is, PangYa’s Arin! So hit the jump to check out the rest of the photos.

To be honest, I have never ever played Pangya, nor will I ever get the chance to play it. During my uni days, I did have friends asking me to join them in playing, but I stood strong and refused. Though mainly because I was lazy. Anyway, once I saw the promo pictures out for her, I thought that it would be an awesome figure, especially with the black translucent dress, much like the Mabinogi Nao. Either way, it looked to be a nice and sexy figure.

At first glance, Arin was indeed candy to the eyes. The curved slenderness of her body frame brings out that essence of femininity, the way she arches her back, her nice pair of eyes, and the long flowing hair emits that sexiness as well. The black translucent dress is just the icing on the cake to add to the beauty of this figure.

Although she is indeed a beauty, that’s not to say that she is perfect. In fact if there’s anything I don’t like about Arin, it’s her facial expression, and her purple eyes. Her face looks un-natural with her mouth being open a little too big, and her eyes seems more like a robot as she has very large irises and no pupils. From every angle, I just can’t get rid of that un-natural look.

Since Arin comes from Pangya, it’d be natural for her to come with a golf club as an accessory. I’m not too sure why it says DUAL, but that gold club wasn’t easy to put on without breaking it. Plus not exactly the best way to have the Arin holding the club since her flowing hair is blocking the head of the club, but not that it matters too much.

The base that comes with Arin is a partial plain translucent blue base, but as well as a small scenario one where she is standing on water. The water goes well with the translucency of her dress, and how she is holding up her dress, as it gives a feel that she got a little wet. Though that wouldn’t be such a bad thing…..

Product: Arin
Anime/Game: Pangya
Produced by: Solid Theater
Sculptor: Kitsugawa Tefu
Scale: 1/8
Material: PVC
Release Date: June 2007
Price: ¥5,523
Available: HLJ (discontinued)

This figure of Arin I would have to say is quite average. The thing that lured me into buying this was the translucent dress as I was hoping it to be something similar to that of Mabinogi Nao, however I was disappointed that there isn’t much translucency at all, except at the very end of the skirt. The paintwork is good as well, except for the edges of her dress around her back, where upon closer inspection you can notice it being a little rough. Arin I’m quite sure is the first Solid Theater figure that I have bought, so I can’t really compare her to other Solid Theater works. Though I can see a few flaws, mainly around her hair and the ribbons in her hair. They just look as if they have been stuck on than actually being a part of her hair.

Arin is also one of very few figures that I own where the character is showing a lot of skin. This is probably the one thing that makes me like this figure. Seeing her long slender legs, her bare back and shoulders give off that feminine feel, and how her dress looks a little tight around her pair of eyes. But I don’t get the feeling of Arin as a mature woman, but still more of a teenager (does she even have an age?).

Also this is supposed to be a Limited Edition, but it doesn’t seem all that very limited to me. The other version is the white dress, and personally I think that has a better colour palette as Arin’s hair is blue. Here this one there’s not much contrast or vibrancy to make her stand out. So a pretty average figure, but probably not a figure I would tell a person they must buy. Unless they were a diehard fan of Pangya.

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Photography Notes

This photo shoot was actually taken weeks ago, before the convention season. Well to be exact, it was taken the same day that I bought the 580 EXII. Location wise this time is Bicentennial Park in Olympic Park. I didn’t plan on heading to Olympic Park, but since I was driving by, I thought I stop by, and then I realised never been inside Bicentennial Park. At first I didn’t find anything interesting, and as I was driving out, I found this place:

Luckily there weren’t too many people around so no one in the backgrounds. Lighting that day was totally random. Cloudy one minute, blazing sun the next. As usual, these were taken with the standard lens and in P mode. I felt lazy that day, but I managed to take well over 120 photos, lol. Also if you turn 180 degrees from where I was standing:

Originally I wanted to photograph Arin on a golf course, but I’d look rather weird doing that. Next closest idea was Aqua Golf, but I chickened out for that one. Perhaps I should of used a different figure for this location as using Arin just doesn’t seem right. Oh well.



15 Responses to Figure Review: Arin teeing it off

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Hinano

October 27th, 2007 at 1:27 am

Hehe I play Pangya and I have an Arin! XD Except mine looks something like http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v105/Hinano/yaygolf.jpg

I haven’t played recently. The figure reminds me of Arin on one of the splash screens although I never imagined the dress would be dark. I thought it was going to be a white one.

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Hinano

October 27th, 2007 at 1:29 am

o noes my comment got eaten ;_;

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Nymeria

October 27th, 2007 at 2:32 am

have not played it
but sexy figure.=

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super rats

October 27th, 2007 at 2:44 am

When I was at uni the golf games only had grown men wearing tacky slacks with white shoes. Transluscent dress is nice.

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Zeroblade

October 27th, 2007 at 2:59 am

Ah yes, I remember her from last year. I preferred the GoodSmile version though; too bad I never was able to get it.

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lu-k

October 27th, 2007 at 3:42 am

I’m always surprised by the places you go for your pictures. How is it possible that every time, those places look desert whereas they are so lovely? ^^
And I was like you about Pangya. Friends told me to join and play with them, but never had the will to start hehe.
I like the way she’s holding her dress. Very sexy :)

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AS

October 27th, 2007 at 8:17 am

Her dress is very nice and shows off her feminine features, but I agree that her facial expression doesn’t show the naturalness that would make this an awesome figure. A picture that really caught my attention was the up skirt picture from the front with her hair blocking her face, its like some hair monster on a beautiful girls body lol. Amazing that you took 120 shots, was that just of Arin or other things as well?

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Adun

October 27th, 2007 at 8:56 am

Hinano: Oh there is a white dress version. This black dress version is just an alternate version, or the limited edition version.

super rats: Never played golf during uni, unless you count aqua golf. But yes, translucent dress is nice.

Zeroblade: I don’t remember what the GSC version looks like, but then I’m not really a fan of the Pangya game since I’ve never played it.

lu-k: It varies on location. Some places I go to have a lot of traffic, but I usually try to pick spots that don’t have a lot of people as I don’t want people in the background of my photos. Though at times that can’t be helped as some places I choose are some of the busiest places around.

AS: Nihahaha. I never considered her hair would look like a monster from the front. I don’t usually think too hard abut the photos I take. Also 100 photos is usually an average of how many photos I take per figure photo shoot. I take doubles and sometimes triples of the same shot just to make sure none turn out botched. It’s just a thing I learnt from earlier figure shoots and from doing photography jobs.

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Jacky

October 29th, 2007 at 7:46 pm

LoL. I got the white version because it features her her natural hair colour.

I do find the figurine to be rather badly produced. There were so many possibilities but not taken.

And I was able to snag the username ‘Arin’ on pangya :3
(I’m also the guild leader of the 4chan guild lol):
http://a18.ogplanet.com/guild_home/index.asp?gId=FourChan

- And some related links -

Some screenies in this entry:
http://cooked-sashimi.livejournal.com/288083.html

Layout of my new journal:
http://josx.livejournal.com/

Me and Michelle winning in a team battle:
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/343/teamworkldu0.jpg

Arin makes me hot ;___;

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Silver

October 30th, 2007 at 6:18 am

Hmm… I am not really sure but I remember Arin was supposed to be around 21 or something.

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Adun

October 30th, 2007 at 11:26 am

Jacky: I know all about your BURNING PASSION for Pangya and Arin.

Silver: 21?? Really? She seems younger.

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alafista

October 30th, 2007 at 10:52 pm

Very nice indeed. Though I find her body proportions a bit weird.

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Silver

October 31st, 2007 at 5:03 pm

Oops, Arin is actually 20 but that is still not much of a difference. Yeah, she does look young but of course not as young as the crazy loli pirate Kooh.

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Jacky

October 31st, 2007 at 11:39 pm

You know it

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mike

December 23rd, 2007 at 6:51 pm

Has anyone seen this transparent version? It’s pretty nice too.

http://www.heldenshop.de/images/tobias/2245777idfugufdgufdgufgufgugrr9r9r9r.jpg

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