Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann


E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

There are numerous figures of Gurren Lagann’s redheaded sniper, and they generally take one of two approaches: most, like Gift’s and Kotobukiya’s, emphasize her cuteness, but a few, most notably Alter’s version, depict her as a gunslinging badass. This particular figure undoubtedly belongs in the second group.

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

This incarnation of Yoko is a prepainted kit from E2046, built in a mighty 1/4 scale. I’m not sure who the sculptor is; I believe that it’s a fairly old kit and a quick perusal of the convention writeups on Heisei Democracy didn’t shed any light on its origin. This figure is also the first preowned figure I’ve ever bought; a figure.fm member put her up for sale and being that I’d had this Yoko on my E2046 wishlist for at least half a year, I could hardly pass her up.

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

To my dismay UPS gave her quite a beating during delivery, and more than a few pieces had snapped off. That’s why I keep a bottle of super glue around, though. She’s not quite good as new but she looks fine to me.

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

I mentioned she’s 1/4 scale. That means she’s big. Really big:

E2046 Yoko Ritona and Alter Yoko Ritona

She’s about 23 centimeters in depth and height, and double that if you include her gun. The rifle and her impressive sweep of hair accentuate her already imposing presence.

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

I’ve got a bunch of figures but Yoko has to have one of the coolest poses of any of the figures I own. She’s in full badass mode here, crouched low, legs spread wide, arm and gun extended all the way back, hair swirling in wildly improbable fashion. Her glare is intense and her lips are curved into a confident smirk. This version of Yoko certainly does not lack for cockiness.

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

One thing I would’ve preferred would’ve been some additional detailing to her hair. Yoko’s got flat helmet hair here, and it’s all the more noticeable due to her massive size.

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

The paintwork is solid, as is the case with most of E2046’s Gathering stuff. I especially like her eyes; they’ve got a shiny look that makes her gaze all the more eyecatching.

E2046 Gathering Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

E2046 doesn’t often do additional production runs of their less popular prepainted figure so I’m glad I was able to acquire this figure. Big size is always a plus and Yoko’s cool brashness looks awesome. A lot of figures don’t have an obvious personality but this is not one of them.

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

E2046 Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

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10 Responses to Yoko Ritona from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

  1. Leonia says:

    I love her dynamic pose, and de her face expression. But she has a real face that I don’t really like. Your background is definility beaautiful (like Rei Ayanami Alter picuture). Congratulations 🙂

  2. Lylibellule says:

    OMG…. I haven’t spotted that pre-painted figure on E2046 at all. It was probably released when i wasn’t going on the web anymore.
    She’s gorgeous!!!!! DROOL
    I love the pose who completely changes from usual figures and her size is impressive.
    You got lucky to obtain it on used sales. Too bad there’s few cracks.
    Photos are superb.;)

  3. Marcucho says:

    So cute!! i love her bubs!!! jakjakjakjak

    Definitely i have to buy her!

  4. Tier says:

    >> Leonia
    I like black backgrounds, they’re pretty easy to work with XD Hehe, yeah, her face is much more serious than how she’s usually shown.

    >> Lylibellule
    Thanks! It seems like she just sort of appeared on E2046’s site, got sold, and then went out of production right away. I didn’t even know they offered a Gathering version until months after they’d sold out, so I count myself pretty lucky that I was able to get her.

    >> Marcucho
    She is! I’m not sure where she’s available, but maybe E2046 will put her back up for sale sometime.

  5. Katsura-chan says:

    Wow, amazing ! I love the pose she take. Gorgeous is the word that pop in my mind while looking at her.
    Definitely my type, not to much cloths on and a big gun ^^

  6. Tier says:

    I agree, Yoko’s got a great character design and the sculptor did a really nice job showing her more aggressive side here XD

  7. Tommy says:

    I love the pose. There’s something about Yoko that led me to a couple of her figures without knowing who she really is. It’s most likely boobs and guns…deadly combo. XD

  8. Tier says:

    Indeed! I’m going to have to make some time to watch Gurren Lagann to see if it’s as good as everyone says it is.

  9. Blowfish says:

    Oh Shit! Ohhhh Shiiiiit! Ohh holy Shit!
    Thats the most awesome pose Ive seen in ages!

    How come Ive never spotted it on E2046?

    Oh Im so envious and this proves once again your superior taste in women ^^

  10. Tier says:

    I didn’t see it either until I went through their Gathering pages one day a few months while hoping that they’d do another run of the Sengoku Rance girls. I feel pretty dang lucky that I was fortunate enough to spot the sale over on figure.fm XD

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