Thursday, March 19, 2009

Arin 1/8 PVC by GoodSmile Company




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.


7 comments:

Snark said...

Nice figure, but Arin's character design seems kinda...bland...

I really like the base though

phossil said...

Im not into golf, but after seeing this cute figure (and her dotted pantsu) I think i will.

meronpan said...

i prefer stripes but polka dots aren't bad :P

totally overlooked the world "golf" when you said she was from an mmorpg ^^; got to the shots with her club in hand and was trying to figure out how useful a golf club would be slaying monsters ^^;;

Persocom-san said...

Snark - Yeah she isn't my favorite character for sure, some of her outfits in-game are much better looking than this one, but eh I like the figure, base is good ^^

phossil - it's not bad for a golf game, I'm not really into golf either

meronpan - some of the golf clubs in the game could easily be weapons, there's swords and maces and all kinds of funky clubs XD I prefer shimapan as well :P

Lightosan said...

She is very cute!! I love her eyes!

Kazearashi said...

ooh Pangya! なつかしいな~ I used to play Pangya a lot too when it first came out in Asia, I guess I played it for almost a year and then stopped because I moved to another online game lol... The bad thing is, I moved before I could see Arin updated in the game... D= So yeah, I'm only familiar with Arin's illustration picture and etc, but never really saw her ingame. But anyway, nice figure there you got persocom-san ^^ She looks really cute =D

tflops said...

Seems rather the pantsu shot is awesome, blue stripes e?