Hideyoshi Kinoshita and Himeji Mizuki, Baka and Test, Taito

As a personal fan favorite I can’t resist a good Hideyoshi figure, and this Hideyoshi figure comes with a Himeji as well. The regrettable thing here is I can’t resist a GOOD Hideyoshi, and this one is faaaar from good.

 Hideyoshi Kinoshita is an idiot.While he is horrid at school work however he is quite a talented actor and can not only replicate the behavior and mannerisms of other people, but also their voices as well. He is often mistaken for a girl and is too stupid to be able to be able to tell the difference between men and women’s clothes. Ouch.

A dark blush is spread across young Hideyoshi’s cheeks and the look in his eyes matches the feeling of embarrassment quite well.His hair with the two little clips looks awkward. Why pull back part of your bangs and not the rest of it?

His chest is flat, perfectly flat, and the dress is tight, really tight. The clasp on it is painted horribly. The black is melding with the green of the dress and it looks ridiculous. I do like the positioning of his shoulders though, they fit his movement very well.

Now this honestly disturbs me a little bit. His dress is too short….and it shows panties under it. Now I’m no prude, panty shots don’t bother me, but here it’s just trying to hard. The apron looks decent. It’s got a good cut to it. The tray looks decent enough.

His shoes are simple red slip ons and have horrible paint flaws all over. Scuff marks are all over the shoes and red paint is on his feet.

His ankles have little to no definition, and there is red paint on the black soles of his shoes.

The trim on his dress is supposed to be black, the key words here being supposed to. The paint job though is ridiculously sloppy. Speaking of the paint the side of his apron is strangely green. The white at the apron belt is shoddy too as you can see green paint through it. :/

Ok well let’s try another angle then, his arms have obvious seem lines. His hair has very nice detail to it on the sides. Although the red on his hair accessory does go onto the white. This is overall and sadly the best angle to view him from :/

From the back his hair kind of makes me think of a sandslash….I understand they were going for layering, and from the sides it doesn’t look half bad, but from the back it looks silly. I think the individual sections are too big.

Now Hideyoshi is trying to spare himself a little bit of dignity by having one hand behind him blocking the pantyshot from that angle. Personally however I would have preferred him to block the front…but hey that’s just me. At least the bow looks good…..

Pose: 7/10

Sculpt: 4/10

Paint: 2/10

Base: 5/10

Box: 8/10

Overall enjoyment: 2/10

Mizuki Himeji is a genius. However due to being sick on the day of the placement test she was unable to finish filling in her answers. Which of course put her in the lowest class rank. So Himeji is the only smart character amongst a group of truly stupid people. She is also a horrible cook, her food is so bad in fact that the characters play Ja-ken-po so the loser must eat her cooking.

It’s by some miracle that Himeji doesn’t look as bad as Hideyoshi, though she’s still far from good. A light blush graces her face and she’s smiling happily. Her pink locks are fluttering around her in a manner that reminds me of Tako Luka. Seriously that’s way too chunky to be hair so it must be tentacles….watch out Hideyoshi…. The paint on her dress clasp is significantly better than his as well.

Her measurements look pretty good, not too out of proportion.  There’s a rather large glue spot on her hip.

No picture isn’t blurry, the trim really is painted that bad.

Her feet are horrible too. She has black paint on them from her shoes, and like Hideyoshi her legs are lacking in definition.

There’s this horrible spot here on her hair too. Quality control must have been taking a nap to let these two off the production line.

The plus note is her hair looks less like a tentacle monster from the back!They shouldn’t have used such large clumps of hair it looks really off. As you can see the trim on the back of her dress is just as bad as the front.

 To go along with the ad trim there’s also this unsightly mark on her leg. Like a bruise or something.

Then there’s the tray she’s holding. Leaving Himeji’s horrid cooking out of this, what’s up with this display? The food looks ok but that cup! It’s got a chunk taken out of it! Literally there’s a piece of the cup missing… poor cup.

Overall the best part of these two figure are the boxes. Pink and yellow, with big picture windows with which you can view your new toys since they’ll probably never make the shelf.

Pose: 8/10

Sculpt: 5/10

Paint: 2/10

Base: 5/10

Box: 8/10

Overall Enjoyment: 4/10


About Tekizen

I am a thirty three year old fujoshi. I adore Aniplex and Capcom both to a near criminal degree. I love cosplaying. Some of my favorites to date are Miles Edgeworth and Chrollo Lucifer. I am also currently working on Varuna. My absolute favorite genre is mystery. I LOVE a good mystery. I have a varying degree of fandoms. I love a lot of different anime, but I can honestly say I love old school american cartoons just the same. My favorite book is The Bacta War in the Star Wars X Wing novel series. I finally beat the Demi-Fiend! He was freaking hard!. I think that's all for now though.
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