Thursday, March 19, 2015

Soul Stage Act 4 for Humanoid Clear Part 2 [Final]

Cross-Act bonuses

Continuing the review on Soul Stage Act 4 for Humanoid Clear after the previous posting. ^^

The base connection feature can be used to display more than one figures on a single base, and it's particularly applicable if the figures are connected to one another, like Revoltech Yamaguchi Sengoku Basara Sanada Yukimura, and Date Masamune in this example.

The straight stand is long enough to accommodate all three slide-type clip bases, but I wonder how useful it is to have three clips on a single stand. ^^;

The peg slot at the end of the display stand is compatible with the joint-type connectors from Act 3 or Act 5.

Using a "cross-Act" joint connector-equipped clip on the stand and base. ^^

Two of the three joint-equipped stands, with joint-type clips attached to its tips.

Unlike the customizable stand segments in Act 3, the three joint-equipped stands in Act 4 cannot be split at all.

Comparison with the display stand set from S.H. Figuarts Kamen Rider Ryuki & Dragreder Set's, which I didn't bother to try out even after the figure's review last year. ^^

The long display stand included for Kamen Rider Ryuki is of the exact same design as Act 4's joint-equipped stand.

Trying out the joint-equipped stand with Figma Takara Miyuki Summer Fuku Ver. ^^

With Revoltech Fraulein Pocco.

Base connection feature + joint-equipped display stands = flexibiliy in displaying dueling action figures. Revoltech Yamaguchi Sengoku Basara Sanada Yukimura, and Date Masamune are here again to provide an example of such a setup.

Given their small sizes, one display base with two joint-equipped stands is enough to show off Garo Kiwami Damashii Garo's and Zero's dueling action pose. ^^

Comparison with a display stand from Act 3.

As mentioned earlier on, the ability for the different segments to be separated/rearranged on Act 3's stand is the most significant difference as compared to its Act 4 counterpart.
The different segments' length seem to be similar though.

Comparison with a display stand from Act 5.

Its size, especially that of the base joint is the perfect indicator that Act 5 is meant to support figures that are generally heavier than those meant for its Act 4 counterpart. ^^

The clamp-type clips are available in Act 5 as well.

Using the clamp-type clips on the joint-equipped stands.

Having the rigidly shaped clamp-type clips makes Act 5 look like it's suited to hold mecha-type action figures, like Robot Damashii [Side MS] Gundam Exia for example. ^^

Disregarding the figure categorization set by Act 4 and Act 5, I think as long as the load isn't too heavy for the stands, and the suitable clips are there, any base set can be used to support any of figure as required. ^^

Length comparison between the two types of stands in Act 4: the joint-equipped stand is about 4cm longer than the straight type.

An assembly of the three Soul Stage display base sets that I have. ^^

Interestingly, I think my conclusion about this display stand set was already out in the previous posting. XD While it's obvious that there are quite a few design features that differ from Act 3 (Generic Type), like the non-separable display stand, expansion slots on the base, and others, they are either just points to emphasize the display stand's purpose in supporting human-type figures, or slight enhancements over Act 3 (Generic Type). Overall, there is no significant, unique feature about the entire set that makes it a more superior display stand set in supporting human-type figures as compared to Act 3. ^^

In the end, as an extra display stand set, I personally find Act 4's cross-compatibility with Act 3 and Act 5 being its major benefit, even though that cross-compatibility should be a given, since all them are from the same product series anyway. ^^

All reviews on Soul Stage Act 4 for Humanoid Clear:
Part 1: Act 3.5
Part 2 [Final]: Cross-Act bonuses

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

can this be use for hg gunpla?