Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sci-fi Revoltech Alien Queen Part 4 [Final]

Awesome, but troublesome

Despite being the second one to come out in this double feature review series, the last posting is up first for Alien Queen. ^^ Great poseability, great fun, but its size and abundance of joints also make the figure quite troublesome to configure for its action poses. There are just too many joints to adjust for a single pose, not to mention the extra need to configure a display stand to support all of its poses. After a night of all of that, I give up. XD

Oops, the conclusion came out as the introduction of this final posting for Alien Queen. XD

With support using Soul Stage Act 3 Action Support Clear Type.

The multi-jointed legs and long neck are great to show off the figure in a running, pursuing pose. ^^

As mentioned back in Part 3, the articulation of this figure is amazing. Coupled with its massive size and sculpt details, all the poses have an intimidating look to them. ^^ However, as "previewed" at the beginning of this posting, its flexible poseability is a double-edge sword that makes the figure rather troublesome to configure for action poses. ^^; For a start, there are four arms to adjust, not two; and while the legs are established to be rather useless in supporting the upper body's weight, adjusting them to a proper position is still important, or else not even the support stand would be enough to carry its imbalanced weight. ^^; When everything is all set and done, and you take the first picture, you would then realize that the six back fins have been spread out unevenly from your earlier actions, and should be remedied before the first shot. ^^; Multiply all that trouble by six or seven different poses and you'll get my point of the figure being troublesome. ^^;

Speaking of which, the display stand included with the figure is not very useful in my opinion. Its fixed-length stand doesn't do justice to the legs' articulation, as the legs' poses must be set to the same level as the stand. ^^; A variable-length stand with multiple joints, much like the stand of Soul Stage Act 3 Action Support Clear Type used on the figure as shown above would be a better alternative I think.

Going back to the point about the figure's look, I think the fearsome image of the creature, realized through the figure's size and great details is the main strength. It doesn't need any special pose to look good in my opinion, even though that is definitely possible. Despite being a Revoltech figure, its poseability almost seems secondary in terms of attractiveness to me. ^^

Comparison with its minion:

The similarity in material and paint work certainly help in connecting between the two figures.

The identical design theme in their display platform is most helpful to link between the figures as well. ^^

With "Big Chap" included for a grand Aliens family photo. XD

The most direct similarity between the three figures: hinge joint for the jaws, and extensible mandibles.
Nasty! ^^

The figure's name plates

Comparison with figures of different scales:

With S.I.C. Kiwami Damashii Kamen Rider Hibiki, and Figma Kamen Rider Thrust.

With Master Grade Char's Zaku.

Taller and bigger than an average 1/100 scale Gunpla, Alien Queen would most certainly make an impressive display on your display shelves. ^^

The last posting for the review on Alien Warrior will be up next. ^^

All reviews on Sci-fi Revoltech Alien Queen:
Part 1: Meet the mother
Part 2: All hail the Queen!
Part 3: Revoltech joint galore
Part 4 [Final]: Awesome, but troublesome

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Sci-fi Revoltech Alien Queen

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