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1/6 swimsuit Kanna from Dragon Maid by FOTS Japan review1/6 swimsuit Kanna from Dragon Maid by FOTS Japan reviewReview

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solluxcaptorsolluxcaptor2 år sedan
Today I'm going to be doing a review of a long awaited figure, 1/6 swimsuit Kanna from Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid by FOTS Japan! It's going to be a review full of mixed feelings but ultimately one very cute dragon girl.

If you want to see her in motion, here's a video full of her cuteness from all different angles!


Now, moving onto the text and pictures review. The first thing I must talk about is her packaging and I don't have a single good thing to say about it.
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First off, it's very plain to look at, designwise alone it's a very boring and lackluster box.
However that alone wouldn't be an issue... the real issue is that this packaging does not protect the figure at all. Infact it is more accurate to say that this packaging is harmful to the figure as she is squeezed into a small coffin with way too tight foam around her delicate twintails. This resulted in the twintails (one or both) breaking off on almost everyone's figure that I've seen or heard of.

At first I thought that perhaps the breakage came from removing her from the foam, it was very tightly packed and I can understand how she could break while being removed from it. I decided to cut her out of it so I wouldn't risk pulling her through. It was useless however as I discovered one of her twintails in the bottom of the foam, she had already broken on the way here...

I don't usually have much to say about packaging because even if it is unattractive, I've never had packaging NOT do it's job properly before. If I recieved a broken figure in the past it was simply a freak accident or probably down to the mail handling but not in this case, as seen by the consistent amount of people who had this issue. This packaging is a 0/10, absolutely atrocious attempt on all fronts. I cannot recommend FOTS Japan to anybody on account of this AWFUL thoughtless packaging. It's a real shame because the figure herself I have so much praise for.

Here's how she looked when I first took her out of the box...
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Poor Kanna, she actually looks like she's crying. Why did you do this to her, FOTS Japan? Why did you package her so carelessly? This poor innocent dragon girl.

Luckily, Kanna was in good hands and I came to the rescue!

I managed to give her a temporary fix with white tac. It wasn't the best solution ever but it was surprisingly sturdy, wouldn't harm the figure as a temporary fix and wasn't very visible. I am planning to fix her permanently in future but for now this works.
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Tada! I think she looks almost as good as new, although the breakage is unfortunate I just can't be disappointed with this figure. The actual sculpt is stunning, they captured Kanna's likeness so well and the details on the clothing, her hair and body are all excellent. She simply looks adorable.

I'm also a BIG fan of this base. Gaudy, large bases are my biggest pet peeve in figures and this small clear one is just so classy and perfect in my eyes. I really love a subtle, small base. She is held in place by a metal rod too which is nice and sturdy.

A close up on her face!
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The only design decision I don't really understand is why they made her eyelashes look "clear" instead of adding a solid colour to them, I really think that would have been a better choice (yes, I know they are occasionally light/clear in the manga but IMHO this portrays the anime Kanna as seen by the body shape since she is slimmer in the manga, either way it just doesn't transfer to figure form as well as a solid colour) but regardless I love how adorable her face looks. The expression suits her perfectly.

From the side!
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Kanna's body is quite stylised but I do love how her proportions give her a proper 'childlike' feel. She looks adorable from this angle, I just want to give her a big hug!

You can also see in this photo the lovely glossy effect that her eyes have, it adds a little touch of realism to her when they catch the light and it looks really pretty.

From the back!
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The detailing on this figure is really impressive. The way that the swimsuit sits is quite convincing that she's just been into the water, and even features like her shoulderblade are carefully sculpted to give a realistic effect.

From this angle you can really notice the temporary fix that I did but her hair and glossy hair beads look lovely. I love how her hair transitions into a more vibrant purple near the bottom.

I SUMMON.... BLUE EYES WHITE DRAGON!
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Wait, wrong series huh? I couldn't resist. I have a bit of an obsession with Blue Eyes White Dragon and I love Kanna, they are a perfect fit together. They're both white dragons with blue eyes, afterall.

Overall, I really love this figure. The sculpt is beautiful, the paintwork is lovely and the details are impressive. If it weren't broken I wouldn't find any fault with this figure at all and I'm very happy to own her regardless, but unfortunately I can't wholeheartedly recommend this figure knowing that it will 99% likely break during shipping. If you want her, just be sure to know the risks that you are accepting regarding her condition and be sure that you are content to fix her.

I also ordered the Kanna by Pulchra so you can expect another Kanna review soon! Please let me know what you think! Your comments and knowing that my reviews are read/enjoyed by people keep me encouraged to write them.
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Jfc FOTS.

First the utter disaster with their 1/5 scale original character packaging. And then this.

Who the fuck actually works at FOTS and thinks oh yes, this packaging is such a great idea?!

Innovative or revolutionary doesnt always mean useful or good. jfc. Their atrocious packaging is enough to make me stay the hell away. Im not about to shell out big bucks just to have my figure arrive broken.
2 år sedan
Blueleader722 år sedan#35829248This is always my biggest fear that an expensive figure arrives damaged.
I would despair I that happen to me because reclamation or exchange is not really possible and financially viable.
Good to see that you found a solution. :)
She looks really cute and her swimsuit look very realistic.
What is incomprehensible to me, why many popular anime characters get very few or no figures.


It's definitely a fear of mine too, but since I was prepared because everyone else's broke before mine and the break is fixable I feel like I can stay positive. If it happened and I couldn't fix it at all I'd be heartbroken.

I think she looks really lovely! I wish Kanna had more figures and I agree with you. There are too many popular series and characters with little figures.
2 år sedan
Panda_Chan2 år sedan#35825575Yes, when I saw these eyelashes I was disappointed :( i like the character but I won't buy this figure, especially because of its packaging :( i might buy this figure in excellent condition and break it when opening her D: but its good you like this figure after all and you didnt end up crying in the corner (I did it once xD)

I love the figure anyway! I'll just have to fix it, I've tried to stay positive. Maybe I would have cried if it happened to me alone, but since it happened to everyone I felt more prepared.
2 år sedan
This is always my biggest fear that an expensive figure arrives damaged.
I would despair I that happen to me because reclamation or exchange is not really possible and financially viable.

Good to see that you found a solution. :)
She looks really cute and her swimsuit look very realistic.

What is incomprehensible to me, why many popular anime characters get very few or no figures.
2 år sedan
Jenthehen2 år sedan#35825652I really like her, too! It would be awesome if FOTS worked on improving their packaging for future releases, though. I’m pretty sure even collectors in Japan have received broken figures from them, so it’s not just from international shipping.Jenthehen2 år sedan#35825703OH! Apparently they are working on it twitter.com/fot...victorviper2 år sedan#35826195Well, at least they're listening to their customers, so that's a good sign.
I must have seen half a dozen of their Mikans ITEM #630208 show up on AmiAmi with assorted types of breakage and damage, and I kind of wonder if the big Japanese shops didn't raise holy hell with them after the customer complaints started rolling in! After all, the shops are going to feel the brunt of it when customers get new, damaged figures.

I'm happy to hear that they are improving the packaging! I'm not sure why they are having such trouble with it though, they should look at other companies which package figures made of delicate materials such as polystone, or perhaps even change their material if it is so impossible to package safely.

Unfortunately I don't think I can feel confident to buy from FOTS Japan again until I know for a fact that their packaging is safe. It's a shame because they put out a lot of nice figures, including their original designs.
2 år sedan
Jenthehen2 år sedan#35825652I really like her, too! It would be awesome if FOTS worked on improving their packaging for future releases, though. I’m pretty sure even collectors in Japan have received broken figures from them, so it’s not just from international shipping.

Well, at least they're listening to their customers, so that's a good sign.

I must have seen half a dozen of their Mikans ITEM #630208 show up on AmiAmi with assorted types of breakage and damage, and I kind of wonder if the big Japanese shops didn't raise holy hell with them after the customer complaints started rolling in! After all, the shops are going to feel the brunt of it when customers get new, damaged figures.
2 år sedan
FOTS has teased/released some intriguing figures and the figures themselves have generally looked OK, but at this point I would almost certainly not order any of their figures because of the atrocious packaging.

If a 1500 yen prize figure was packaged like this, I'd shrug it off as a cost-cutting measure on an item that's dirt cheap to begin with, but it's simply unacceptable on a 12000 yen item. Actually, I think a lot of prizes are packaged *much better* than this one. Wrapping the figure in plastic and taping it to a cardboard slab is much more secure than the way they packaged this one; plus, I could imagine that foam acting like a Magic Eraser!

If FOTS could get their packaging act together, I'd consider their Tooru ITEM #691089 figure, but with the status quo, there's too much of a risk that either her horns or twintails would be broken.
2 år sedan
Jenthehen Otaku at Law
OH! Apparently they are working on it twitter.com/fot...
2 år sedan
Jenthehen Otaku at Law
I really like her, too! It would be awesome if FOTS worked on improving their packaging for future releases, though. I’m pretty sure even collectors in Japan have received broken figures from them, so it’s not just from international shipping.
2 år sedan
Panda_Chan Impey's Princess
solluxcaptor2 år sedan#35825396I think they should have made the eyelashes solid and not clear, that's my only problem with the face.
Yeah I've been calling it a coffin because it looks like one and she kind of died on the way here...

Yes, when I saw these eyelashes I was disappointed :( i like the character but I won't buy this figure, especially because of its packaging :( i might buy this figure in excellent condition and break it when opening her D: but its good you like this figure after all and you didnt end up crying in the corner (I did it once xD)
2 år sedan
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