Sunday, November 15, 2015

Capsule Q Fraulein Yotsuba & Monochrome Animals Part 2


Returning to the fun Capsule Q Fraulein Yotsuba & Monochrome Animals gashopon set to look at the second type, after starting the review series with Holstein last last month. ^^

The monochrome animal Yotsuba is visiting this time is a dalmatian. ^^

The pack containing parts for the figurine.
Besides the display base, the parts are contained in their own tiny plastic bags.

Illustration of the figurine image as seen on the paper band.

Some information on the animal itself:
The Dalmatian is a large breed of dog noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat and was mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days. Its roots trace back to Croatia and its historical region of Dalmatia. Today, this dog remains a well-loved family pet, and many dog enthusiasts enter their pets into kennel club competitions.

Information from Wikipedia. Image is from Vetwest Animal Hospitals.

Unlike Holstein, no assembly is required for the dog. ^^

Yotsuba and the dog can stand on the ground firmly without needing the display base.

The display base.

The gashapon series' name is tampo-printed on top the base.

The base is 6.5cm long and 2cm wide.

Rear view of the base.

Copyright information molded on the rear face of the base.

The two figurines have designated connecting points for them to be fixed on top the display base.

Done with the assembly. ^^

More images of the figurine:

Closeups on the details:



Yotsuba's wide smile and the scene depicted by her interaction with the dalmatian certainly makes this a very cheerful-looking figurine for display. ^^ The Dalmatian's design departs from that of the Holstein quite a bit with its really smooth overall silhouette. In comparison, it's a lot simpler in terms of detailing as well. Black and white are the only two visible colors used on the figurine (truly monochrome ^^), and the line that forms the mouth area is a little too simplistic to be accurate to the actual animal. ^^;

As a result of said simplicity, the dalmatian looks more like a large stuff toy or a mannequin that Yotsuba is trying to touch instead of the real animal, which isn't a bad idea really. ^^ It's interesting to see that even though the dog is made to be of the same size of Holstein, disregarding scale for that matter, the latter is actually more detailed and realistic-looking. ^^

Perhaps more costs went into the sculpt work and painting of the larger figurine of Yotsuba. ^^;

I kind of hope that the display base's length could be a little shorter so that the dalmatian's lifted paw can be placed on top of Yotsuba's reaching palm, but the idea behind the image is clear enough with the existing design. ^^

Comparison with Holstein.

Yotsuba from this pack is at least twice as tall and large as herself that is included with Holstein. ^^

Looking at the two Youtsubas' poses, I keep imagining this scenario in my head:

Just for fun. ^^

A comparison between the gashapon and Revoltech Yotsuba:

Will be reviewing another figurine from the set another time. ^^

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