Arin comes from the Korean MMO (massive multi-player online) golf game Pangya, though the game itself has different incarnations all over the world. I played the US version titled Albatross18 on and off for over a year, but I never got into it too much. I did however like the characters and enjoyed playing the game when I did play. I'm sure I'll play it more in the future when the US version re-opens under Ntreev with the original title of Pangya. Anyways, on to the figure. Arin is 1/8 scale PVC made by GoodSmile Company back in 2007, so finding her might be a bit difficult these days. Luckily I stumbled across her still being in stock at Robert's Anime Corner Store, an anime store based in the US. Unfortunately it looks as if I ordered one of the last ones, as she's no longer available at the time of this review. I paid $47.68 for the figure and $7.99 for shipping, and received the figure within around 3 days of the time of ordering.
Arin comes on a green base with two pegs holding her left foot and one peg holding her right. Papel, the funky looking paper bag caddie next to her feet is attached by two pegs. Arin's dress is quite detailed as well as her hat. Her hat isn't removable but her golf club is. The golf club comes apart in two pieces to more easily put it in her hand. I really love the detail on her boots, dress and hat. Also her pantsu are true to the game, as they are polka dotted. Her flowing blue hair looks especially nice, and it feels soft, just like the bows on her boot laces. The details in her eyes could have been a little better I think, but even so they look great. Considering this figure is about 2 years old I think it's great quality all around. Even if you've never played Pangya or golf in your life you can appreciate this figure. Arin isn't my favorite character but she's the only one I've managed to get so far. This is a great PVC figure and I'm glad I was able to get one for myself. I'm working on getting Kooh but she's literally sold out all over the place, but I think I might have found somewhere to order from even though it's going to be a pain in the butt. If you do play the game Arin has some awesome outfits besides this one, it's too bad they didn't make a version of her in her gothic lolita attire. All in all this figure is excellent, a great job by GoodSmile!
Now that my Flickr account has been upgraded and I've uploaded most of my pictures you can find the rest of the pictures from this set in my photostream. There's a ton more than shown here in my review, so do check them out if you're interested. I thought I'd finish off this post with a Pangya video, so here's the promotional video for Season 3.