Here’s another girl with a gun. This used to be a staple of anime, but seems to have fallen out of favor with the zeitgeist and I can’t understand why. Maybe firearms aren’t moe? I dunno. I don’t even know what moe is, anyway. Jun Tsukasa’s art definitely ain’t moe, but I suppose if he tried to do something in the archetypical moe style, it’d look something like this girl here.
This figure comes courtesy of Yamato as part of their Creator’s Labo line and is sculpted in 1/6 scale. According to the source art, the term “Compact Hog” refers to her pistol, which is apparently a .45 caliber gat with six in the clip and one in the hole (I bet gun nuts despise that sort of phrasing). The girl herself seems to have no name, but Compact Hog sounds really cool so that’s what I will call her.
Compact Hog is derived from artwork by Jun Tsukasa. In the source art, she’s depicted with one eye closed, but here she’s got both of them open. Otherwise, though, the figure is quite faithful to the picture.
Miss Hog is wearing a very cute outfit that I’m sure will appeal to fans of steampunk-style fetishwear. It resembles latex and leather, and is studded with lots of rivets and metal parts. She’s got a cute collar and a rather unusual helmet, some neat garters, a holster and some pouches for extra magazines, and a tail that is very suggestively poised.
Yamato did an extraordinary job with sculpting the faux stitches running all over her clothing. It shows a remarkable attention to detail that isn’t very common among figure manufacturers and really gives her outfit a big boost.
At the risk of sounding perhaps a bit uncultured, her tits and ass are also magnificent. She’s got a huge ass accentuated by her thong and tail and large breasts that look great. They definitely meet my approval.
Unfortunately, they did make a mistake on her face and I didn’t notice it until I got her, and it’s pretty obvious so I’m wondering how I didn’t notice it. Her pupils aren’t centered in her eyes; I know nearly nothing about human anatomy but even I know that the pupils are always positioned in the middle of the iris, no matter where the eyes are looking. Compact Hog’s pupils are offset towards the upper-right and it looks very strange, even disturbing. Sometimes it looks like she’s peering in two directions at once. It’s interesting to note that in the source art, the catchlight is centered in her pupil rather than off to the side.
Another thing that I don’t think looks right is her neck, which looks too long. Yeah, her head is tilted back, but it still looks too long. This is the same problem that plagues Daiki Kougyou’s 1/4 scale Saber and is to the detriment of both figures.
Compact Hog comes with a base, though she certainly doesn’t need it. Her gun is also removable, though her hand would look a bit awkward without it.
Working to mitigate these flaws are her awesome outfit and that cute plug tail. Do they offset those problems? I dunno … I guess not, I regard the face as the most important aspect of any figures and any problem with the face design is pretty hard to overcome. Still, though, I like this figure; it’s not perfect, and it’s not quite as good as it could be, but there’s still a lot here that appeals to my baser tastes. She’s got a good size, a unique appearance, and she looks both cute and sexy at the same time. Or innocent and slutty. I like both so I’m glad to see both represented in one figure, and to be frank, I just can’t hate on a cute heat-packing girl wearing a thong. Miss Hog’s not one of the best figures to come out this year but she looks pretty good, and I’m looking forward to her Heat Blade counterpart, which hopefully will be coming out next month.