The pictures contained here are most definitely not suitable for the workplace.
Sometimes I see a figure so unique that I buy it regardless of my misgivings. Nora Stuart is such a figure.
Built in 1/8 scale, Nora is my second figure from Giga Pulse. I bought a figure of Mikoto Shiratori from the tentacle rape anime Inyouchu a few years ago. It wasn’t as cool as I had hoped it would be, but I already knew that was going to be the case before I clicked the order button. So how did Nora turn out?
She came ensconced in a wadding of bubble wrap rather than an oversized plastic clamshell container like virtually all other figures. The first problem was with her hair, which had snapped off of her head. A little superglue fixed that issue and then she was ready for display. She comes with a boring aquamarine base that I’ve already scuffed up. Her paint is better than on my first Giga Pulse figure, although it is certainly not on the same level as one of the major figure makers.
You know, I don’t think I need to write further about the technical details. You don’t buy a figure like this for superior craftsmanship, you buy it because it’s raunchy as hell. Was it worth the money I paid for it? Not a chance. But hey, how many figures are there of a cute girl schlicking herself? I guess I’d say I’m happy with my purchase, but if I got a chance to go back in time, I probably would pass her over.
(Incidentally, her appearance seems to have been modelled after a Gundam character named Lacus Clyne. As I know nothing about Gundam, other people can make the determination as to whether Giga Pulse got it right or not.)