Hi here is a new figure review of one of my latest purchases
This Hyper Nurse Painkiller Kotone-chan figure was an Hobby Japan magazine exclusive mailorder, which I’ve ordered via Tokyohunter, a proxy buyer service from japan. I placed my order on december the 2nd 2011, the official price tag was 8190 Yen, with proxy fee I paid 11500 Yen + 2600 Yen shipping, quite a lot but actually I didn’t care much about it.
Kotone chan is a new edition of the character made by Keumaya, who also made two other Kotone figures, one that looks similar to the new Kotone and a black version. The figure in this review is around 190 mm in height, no scale was mentioned but I would say it is something between 1/8 and 1/7 scale. This cute nurse figure was released in late june 2011.
Kotone chan made her first appearance in an old doujinshj manga. I really regret that I checked out this perverted crap in preperation for this review, honestly that was a quite disturbing experience, I wouldn’t recommend to read it, what has been seen can’t be unseen 🙁
The new Kotone appeared in a far more modest manga which was published in Hobby Japan magazine, she also takes part in the cool looking PSP Game Queens Gate Spiral Chaos.
Kotone-chan attacks ingame video link
While the two old figures had the appearance of a slender girl with a small chest, the new Kotone-chan appears more like a loli, she has short legs, her hips and the butt are smaller, she has a slightly bigger head and her face is a lot cuter than the one from the other Kotone’s.
The base is a simple black disk, it’s diameter is quite big and not what I would call space saving. Unfortunately the right foot of Kotone doesn’t really fit on the peg, maybe I’ll try it again with more force. On the other hand this figure is balanced enough to be able to stand without base, which is always nice when you don’t want to have the black disk in the picture, but you shouldn’t place her on a shelf without the base, to prevent Kotone chan from falling on the ground.
Under her nurse cap Kotone has dark brown hair, she has a cute pigtail hairstyle with red beads around them, also the detailed strands and her bangs look very nice. In her pretty face she has beautiful grey and lively eyes, the dark colored open mouth is another nice part of her face.
The outfit consist of a light grey shirt and a jacket with red accents, at her hip region she has just two belts. The outfit is a simplified version of the one from the older Kotone figures, even though many design elements have been reused on the new Kotone chan, like the silver crosses, the sleeves and the boots for example.
The colorsetting of the outfit isn’t very vivid the main colors that have been used are red, black and light grey. The flow and sculpting of her shirt and jacket looks nice but a few shading effects could have been added to polish the overall look. I really like the detailed high heel boots with the red collar and the big, heavy looking belt around Kotone chan’s hips looks very cool as well.
The paint on the lower parts of her legs should give the look of nylon stocking, but its hardly visible and not very well done, at first I thought that they’ve just messed up the shading *lol*.
Kotone-chan comes with many funny accesoiries like an injection shotgun, a creative designed bonesaw and a some kind of powerglove, bonesaw and shotgun can be placed into her hand and the holders of the belt, to put on the glove you have to pull off the hand and the wristcollar first.
Thx to round pegs the upper half of her arms and the hands can be rotated, which gives a bit posing variety, it is fun to play around with her that way, if only her head had a peg like this…
Hobby Link included no instruction manual for this figure, which really sucks. This figure has a cast off feature, from my point of view there was no way that the shirt would fit over her head, so I pulled at her head believing that there must be a peg hidden somewhere. Well there was no peg hidden, but the head came off anyway, I ripped off her head, what was her price tag again?
The NSFW part starts now, children cover your eyes!
After that accident casting off was very easy, pull out the lower part of both arms and the pull the shirt and the two belts over her stumps and you’re good to go, afterwards I glued her head back in place and took some pictures for putting her clothes back in place I had to rip off and glue her head again XD. Just to give you a short impression a picture of the headless Kotone chan.
Under her jacket and shirt the petite body of Kotone comes to light, I ordered this figure without actually knowing how she would look underneath. Under her shirt she wears a combination of a bra and a weapon holster which leaves her chest area open. Kotone’s body looks rather un developed than appealing, but she has a cute belly button and a nice hip area, she looks more loli than expected and I felt a bit guilty for undressing her 😀 but she also looks cute without clothes.
Her body is very well sculpted and also from her back she shows very well made details as well, unfortunately at her left side there is an odd bend mark, which disturbs the positive impression a bit. In my opinion the pervs @ HobbyLink should have given her at least an optional bikini top for covering her nipples. I might sound a bit weird with my complaints, of course I was the one who bought her in the end, but I feel better to display a loli character like Kotone in my room without a bare chest. I will try to give her another set of clothes like in my dressing up figures post.
Kotone chan is a very cute and interesting designed figure, her weapons are cool and creative. The sculpting of Kotone is very well done, aside from the strange bend mark at her left side.
The paintjob isn’t that well done in some aspects, there is a bit under and overpainting at parts of her outfit and inconsistent shading effects can also be found. At the end Kotone is a well done figure, nothing more and nothing less. So was this figure worth the 11500 Yen?
Not really I have to admit, the new edition of Kotone is nice, but overall it is not really what I would expect from an exclusive figure. It was my third exclusive figure and my experience is that the companies mainly want to make extra money instead of making a figure with really good quality. In the future I will be even more cautious before placing an order for exclusive stuff.
If I had seen her earlier I could have bought the black version of Kotone for less money but overall better quality, haha well the problem is that this figure is bundled with the loathly manga. Aside from som nag Im happy with my Kotone chan
Thanks for reading a new post should be up at the end of next week.