Sculpting - ****
As I said, Psylocke is about 1/7th scale here, although because of the very deep stance, the overall height of the statue is
a bit less than the others. All the way to the top of the outstretched hand she's about 8", but from the bottom of the base
to her head she's closer to 5".
She'll look right at home with the other recent releases, and I love the deadly yet sexy pose they came up with. With her
sword raised and left leg fully extended, she has a cat-like appearance. The pose is very dynamic, from the blowing purple
hair to her flying white belt. It can be very risky to try a highly dynamic pose like this, as they often come off cartoony
or silly, but they've really done a bang up job with this one.
Part of the reason is because her foot is off the base. I've mentioned before that I like it when the design recognizes the
fact that the base is a finite size, and allows the character to break free from that restriction.
I also like the translucent plastic used for the ends of her hair, which allow the light to pass through and show off the
cool purple color.
The proportions are also very good here, with nothing over done or too comic book. While the beautiful face has that Manga
style to it, it's still human enough to keep things real.
The figure and base are one piece, and of course this statue is made from the plastic material Kotobukiya always uses. But
the fine detail of a high end statue is there, as is the smooth lines and sharp contrasts.
The sword is a separate piece, and it slips inside her hand quite easily without fear of damage to the hilt or the paint.