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Azur Lane - Prinz Eugen - 1/7 - Hyakka Ryouran ver. (Kotobukiya)Azur Lane - Prinz Eugen - 1/7 - Hyakka Ryouran ver. (Kotobukiya)

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Hey, fellow mfc-members and welcome
to another review!


Today I'll be taking a look at ITEM #740168 the Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen from the popular mobile game Azur Lane. Since Kotobukiya is the manufacturer of this figure she’s allowed in MFC’s database, which makes things easier. They picked Prinz Eugen’s New Year’s skin Profusion of Flowers, which I don’t own but really like aesthetically.

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Starting off with the box we get an almost gaudy design with the stylized clouds and flowers on yellow ground. A big window spans the front and top, allowing for a pretty good look at the figure. A smaller iron cross shaped one adorns the side (and makes you remember what kind of ship Prinz Eugen is) together with the artwork the figure is based on. The back and other side show some of the prettier promo shots of the figure (with the nice background). In general, you won’t feel the box is lacking when it comes to showing what’s inside.
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Prinz Eugen comes in 2 blisters (if you don’t include the little one for her bonus face), one for the figure and another one for her ship parts and other props.

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Fresh out of the box we’re left with 7 parts (+ bonus face if you opted for it): the main figure, base cushion, big ship part (sry, but the free interpretation when it comes to the design leaves me unable to name it correctly), 2 turrets, sake cup and one of her geta.
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And ofc there’s also and instruction sheet (and one for the bonus face) in Japanese. While I think the assembly is pretty self-explanatory. The instruction sheet could be a bit more detailed.

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For the base we get a bright red square-shaped cushion. I’m definitely not fond of these kinds of bases, especially if they’re shiny as is the case here. A nice acrylic plate with a flowery motif would’ve been better imo (something like the Hanairogoromo set by Stronger), but well it is what it is.
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Now, I’ve got no idea how to call this part and after asking some friends who are actually into ships and the like… well, still no clue…
Anyway, I like the subtly shiny paint and there’s a lot of detail to be found here. Sadly, there are also scratches (the shipping box was in pristine condition btw) to be found and worst of all, the whole thing is made of absolutely rigid plastic. Just getting it out of the box made incredibly creepy noises and I bet the tips will be problematic since they’re prone to breakage.
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There’s also a huge ugly seem on the part where the turrets have to be attached. While we’re at it connecting the turrets to the rest is nerve-wracking, needs a significant amount of force and care (in order not to break anything), because the pegs are too big for the holes (didn’t dare using my blow drier).
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In and of itself the turrets look pretty decent, with some nice details, but the paintjob could be better.

The same goes for the bow(?). In general Koto seems to have trouble with paintjobs (painting straight lines and the like).
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Not gonna lie, attaching this part to the main figure was… kind of thrilling (in an unpleasant way), because the rigid plastic made creaking noises again. To get the peg into the fur collar you have to bend the damn thing a bit. -_-
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At least the pegs fit this time, but still…

I like the design of the sake cup, the shiny finish and the gold accents. Still, I would’ve preferred the liquid to be opaquer like in the promo pictures. It’s not all that accentuated and from some angles the cup just looks empty.
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Fittingly the geta has a shiny red finish as well and a sculpted wavey pattern that adds a nice touch. Unfortunately, the white paint from the thong bleeds onto the lacquered part.
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Spin around...
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Prinz Eugen’s standard fp shows a flushed drunk look with her mouth forming a big o (that’s actually sculpted in). The red eyes with the eyeshadow look really nice, but I wouldn’t have bought the figure if this was the only fp, because her expression looks a little too willing for my taste.
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Her bonus fp is way more fun to look at imo (but Koto and their LE bs is annoying af). The way Prinz Eugen licks her lips and smirks makes the drink look tasty and the whole situation look more pleasant. I also like how the lips have some definition to them.
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Once you take a closer look at her fringe you can see some excess bits of plastic and the red strand at the side isn’t cleanly painted either, which bothers me as it’s in a very visible spot.

The subtle violet shading in her hair gives it a bit more depth, but there are a lot of seam lines in it and they do look a bit rough. Plus, I really dislike whenever it looks like hair strands were glued in later. At least I’ve got no complaints about the ship parts (hull?) attached to her head.
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The same goes for the rest of her hair, there’s a particularly bad spot at the back of her head wit lots of small excess bits of plastic and a smudge at the tips touching the ground.
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Other than that, the hair sculpt looks decent, but I can’t exactly unsee these things.

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Prinz Eugen is wearing an iron cross collar, which looks okay~ish in terms of paint. She also has sculpted neck tendons & a collarbone, both are surprisingly hard to capture though. X3
Clothing-wise she is wearing something that reminds me of a kimono (just that it’s several sizes too small). The top part barely contains her massive chest enabling us to see some sideboobs (the mole on her right chest is quite a cute feature). The red ribbons at the side of her boobs… I wonder if they’re used to at least somewhat hold everything in place. Seeing how the fabric is straining it also shows a hint of her nipples.
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I like how the silky shiny finish gives the fabric a more luxurious vibe and I’m actually pleasantly surprised that the pattern is cleanly painted (can’t say the same for the line on the collar though).

The fur collar that’s slid down her shoulders a bit has a pearlescent finish and some sculpting clearly went into creating a “furry” look, though the success was only so-so. Again, there are some seam lines to be found here that definitely should’ve been sanded down and the surface is somewhat grainy for no reason…
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Again, everything actually patterned looks very neat and pretty here, that holds true for the obi as well. I also really like the sculpting on the obijime, especially the knot. The obiage has some small oopsies in the paint but they’re less prevalent than in other places.
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The sleeves look gorgeous with the intricate pattern and clean paintjob. The folds are realistic as well, suggesting heavier fabric.
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Both sleeves hover over a straight ground btw, so a soft cushion base was actually a good choice (still…).

Apart from the smudges on her arm (tried “erasing” them to no avail) I’m also not completely happy with her hands. The fingers themselves look ok, but the paintjob on the nail polish is again wonky and makes the fingers look less elegant. It almost looks like she painted them only after she started drinking.
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Not sure what the girth with the golden clasp is for, but it looks fairly nice.
I like the way the ribbons from her panties dig into Prinz Eugen’s skin and ow “strained” they look.
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Her legs look really good, though the finish on the stockings is the wrong kind of shiny imo and instead looks tacky. Plus, the paintjob on the little ship part accessories (again no idea whart parts they’re supposed to represent) looks sloppy.
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NSFW…
View spoilerHide spoilerHer underwear is pretty basic and not particularly noteworthy, but I like the subtle shading on the rims underlining how the fabric digs into her skin.
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The shading on the stockings looks good and I really like how visibly sculpted her shin is (I won’t ever see it again but still). Plus, her feet are sufficiently hinted at.


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Last but not least some size comparisons...
Prinz Eugen is in a kneeling position, so I took the liberty of not measuring her height. She’s supposed to be a 1/7 scale , but looks surprisingly good next to 1/8 figures like ITEM #331626 & ITEM #330951. Her proportions are just slightly off and won’t exactly bother you. Still, I’m surprised how good she looks next to the Kusuriuri.
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1/7 pose no problem either as her proportions fit perfectly with them. ITEM #549455 & ITEM #549458 are a good example of that, plus, they’re clothes are rather free interpretations of traditional clothing as well.
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Jibril’s face is a bit bigger than that of Prinz Eugen, but otherwise they’re a good fit as well (size-wise).
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Depending on the figure eve a 1/6 figure might work, ITEM #675637 doesn’t look too bad either (just the face gives it away).
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With her pose and size Prinz Eugen is surprisingly versatile in who you can display her with.

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So, I had quite a few complaints this time, some of them I’m willing to overlook and some of them I can’t (mostly the ones you see from her normal display angle). Now, I always expect these kinds of flaws since I found them on my other Koto figures as well, but considering the price tag and limited availability of this figure it’s still disappointing to see. It’s not that I hate her, in fact I quite like this figure, there should definitely be more figures of characters drinking imo. Yet she could’ve been better.

That's it for this review! Thanks for reading, I hope you liked it! ^^
If you don’t mind, I’d love some constructive criticism,
but if you don’t feel like posting any your thoughts on the figure are also very welcome. :3
Also, if there's anything in my collection you'd like to see a review of feel free to shoot me a message or something.^^
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LadyLavellan (29 dager siden) #64303474Not a fan of the not-so-delicate hands/messy nail polish as well as the messy sculpt at the back of her hair but otherwise her kimono is goooorgeous. Love the care they put into that at least. I also really enjoy the paint they used in those mechanic parts. I'm a sucker for metallic paints. She's not quite as pretty as the official pics but she's a looker nontheless. A worthy addition to the collection!
Very detailed review as always! Thanks for the in-depth look and all the pics!
Thank you! :3
You're definitely right, the Kimono is gorgeous. Would've been even better if they had included the red parts from the original illustration, but she'd be more of a space hog then. I love metallic paint too, if it's done well, which isn't exactly the case here with all those scratches.
Still, I wouldn't say she's unbearably bad (far from it), she's still quite charming and will (hopefully) look even better with some of my upcoming figures. :3
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LadyLavellan JennaroniPepperoni
Not a fan of the not-so-delicate hands/messy nail polish as well as the messy sculpt at the back of her hair but otherwise her kimono is goooorgeous. Love the care they put into that at least. I also really enjoy the paint they used in those mechanic parts. I'm a sucker for metallic paints. She's not quite as pretty as the official pics but she's a looker nontheless. A worthy addition to the collection!

Very detailed review as always! Thanks for the in-depth look and all the pics!
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ajfunny (1 måned siden) #64220874Great article!
Oof, I didn't realize that there was an exclusive faceplate :/ The quality is a bit questionable in some areas, but I'm still excited to see the product in hands. I love Prinz so hopefully it'll allow me to look past some flaws
Thank you! :3
I love her too (first ship I married) and this skin for that matter and she'll be a great fit with some Kimono figures I'm waiting for, but the QC at her price point is kinda sad.
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Ashers (1 måned siden) #64220739Thanks for sharing! I've really wanted this figure but now I am concerned as far as price/quality. Hopefully she won't be too expensive in the aftermarket and I can pick her up later on. She does look great next to your other figures! I'm planning on making a yukata/kimono style shelf and she would look great with my other figures.I hope so as well, because she isn't worth the inflated preorder price imo. Her being LE from the get-go doesn't bode well for the aftermarket though, maybe you need a bit of patience.
That she does and most flaws won't bother you in a dedicated Kimono display. Besides liking her I also specifically ordered her so she would fit ITEM #464632 & ITEM #617147.^^
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ajfunny aka Bwab
Great article!

Oof, I didn't realize that there was an exclusive faceplate :/ The quality is a bit questionable in some areas, but I'm still excited to see the product in hands. I love Prinz so hopefully it'll allow me to look past some flaws
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Thanks for sharing! I've really wanted this figure but now I am concerned as far as price/quality. Hopefully she won't be too expensive in the aftermarket and I can pick her up later on. She does look great next to your other figures! I'm planning on making a yukata/kimono style shelf and she would look great with my other figures.
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PepeFraccini (1 måned siden) #64213572Thank god I didnt buy her. Way too expensive for what we get. I regret so bad for having Akagi and Kaga, and before my Kaga arrives, I paid for Centaur unfortunatelly. I feel sorry for you, I really am ;/ I know what it feels like to buy something you're hyped and then when you get the figure you kinda regret.While I am disappointed with this figure, it could've been worse since I kinda expected that (got a history with Koto figures after all), but this surely isn't how a figure with that price tag is supposed to look. Still, she'll complement my display, so there's at least that.
So you're not happy with your AL figures so far either? I'm really sorry to hear that, I've seen pictures of Akagi and Kaga and totally get where you're coming from. I wish you the best of luck and sure hope at least Centaur turns out better!
I'm kinda anxious about ITEM #740175 too, but since I ordered her from a local shop (that fortunately accepts cancellations) I've at least got time to wait for pictures of the actual product.
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Thank god I didnt buy her. Way too expensive for what we get. I regret so bad for having Akagi and Kaga, and before my Kaga arrives, I paid for Centaur unfortunatelly. I feel sorry for you, I really am ;/ I know what it feels like to buy something you're hyped and then when you get the figure you kinda regret.
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moEMwXyh (1 måned siden) #64147240The limited edition shit and the resulting price was really disappointing. Would've bought her for around 15k for sure.
Yeah, looking at the final product with it's flaws you wouldn't think this is a 18k figure. The LE stuff was most annoying though, I'm used to Koto doing exclusive faceplates but the whole figure being le + the second face only being available via the Koto shop was so ridiculous...

rogue_g (1 måned siden) #64147314Thanks for the review, looking forward to getting her later in August. Was kind of hoping Koto would step up with the limited+cost nature of this scale when it came to QC, but that clearly didn't happen. Shall be interesting to see what issues are consistent or not.That's what I was hoping for as well, though after seeing the prices of other AL figures some suspected that it's actually the license that's expensive. Still disappointing to see her turn out like this. I really hope yours looks better, but unfortunately I have my doubts about that. :/
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Thanks for the review, looking forward to getting her later in August. Was kind of hoping Koto would step up with the limited+cost nature of this scale when it came to QC, but that clearly didn't happen. Shall be interesting to see what issues are consistent or not.
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