Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gashapon MS Gundam Seed Destiny Heroines 7 Part 4

Cagalli

Too many guns, bazookas and swords on this blog for the past week demands a bit of change in mood. ^^

A review on another figurine from MS Gundam Seed Destiny Heroines gashapon set - the fourth one this time, after Lunamaria Hawke Type A and Lacus Clyne and Captain Gladys: Cagalli in green dress. ^^



A little bit of assembly required, as the figurine is being separated into a few parts.










A closer look reveals that her left hand isn't exactly on the dress lifting it. ^^;
Mysterious gravity at work here. ^^;

Like Lacus in that "Meer Campbell" costume (for the lack of better terms ^^;), I've no idea when did Cagalli appeared in the anime donning this green dress actually, especially with a smile on her face, since she was shown to be either sad or very serious in her limited appearance. ^^;

More closeups on the figure:




The head can be turned to the sides to adjust Cagalli's viewpoints for a little bit of change in angle of display.








Unlike all the previously reviewed figurines in this gashapon set, Cagalli comes with no option part to alter her default display form. However, as with many figurines on the market, ...


... you can choose to display Cagalli without her dress. ^^








The feature is somewhat similar to that to be found on Gundam Heroine History Special: Relena Peacecraft actually, although the "cast-off" feature seems more natural-looking on Cagalli since her costume is so much more less formal than Relena's, but the pose of her arms does look really weird now. ^^;



With another gashapon figure of herself from HGIF Gundam Character 3 Vol. Gundam SEED Destiny (yet to be reviewed).

Cagalli is another character that was badly written in "Gundam SEED Destiny", in my opinion. ^^; It's quite disappointing since she was shown to be a very strong and determined character in "Gundam SEED". When she did return to her former self towards the end of the story, she didn't get to participate in the final battle. Her recovered strength and determination were been left behind on Earth. ^^;

To quote the great Sean Connery in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", "You left just when you were becoming interesting." XD

So, I prefer to remember the "Gundam SEED" version of Cagalli. ^^



The design of this figurine is perhaps the simplest in this entire set. The dress is very simple-looking, with no military marking like those on Lunamaria Hawke Type A and Captain Gladys, or special ornament like that on Lacus Clyne. The simplicity is the beauty of the dress I think, I like the folds of her ribbons and the waves on the dress, which are all very natural-looking. ^^

And a smiling expression, that has to count as a really interesting point on this figurine of Cagalli as well. ^^

Two more items to go before the review series on this entire gashapon set is done. ^^

2 comments:

Chris said...

I thought it was Stella all along until the end when you mentioned "SEED". Damn, confused by the 2 short-haired blondes.

Robin Fitton said...

Nice kit.