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Homura & Hikari 1/7 Good Smile Company | Figure Mini-ReviewHomura & Hikari 1/7 Good Smile Company | Figure Mini-ReviewReview

JinzonatorJinzonator5ヶ月前
Hi, friends! This week, I’ve got a special double feature in light of the Nintendo Direct Smash Bros announcement! Don’t worry, it’s relatively spoiler-free (I still have to finish it myself, after all!)

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“Rex, I have a request. Can you...take me to Elysium?”

~~~~~ ORIGIN ~~~~~
Pyra (Homura = Japanese for “Flame”) and Mythra (Hikari = “Light”) are characters from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (henceforth XBC2). It tells the story of a boy named Rex who makes a simple living salvaging treasure beneath the Cloud Sea.

One day, a job gets him mixed up in a plot to capture the legendary Aegis, a powerful weapon housing Pyra’s spirit. When Rex is gravely wounded by the clients who betray him, Pyra saves Rex as part of a promise that he bring her to Elysium. Now suddenly the “Driver” of this Legendary Blade, Rex vows to fight off greedy, selfish, and downright evil pursuers who wish to claim the Aegis for themselves!

~~~~~ FIGURE REVIEW ~~~~~
Both Pyra and Mythra are 1/7 scale figures by Good Smile Company. They’re both absolutely stunning, so I’ve got more photos this time to do them justice!

First, here are a few shots of Pyra in full from the front and back - just look at that gorgeous blade!
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Pyra’s armor incorporates a variety of textures, which make for an extremely aesthetic and visually-interesting figure! From the matte boots to the metallic ornaments or the gleaming gold accented by emerald crystals, the contrasting elements make her armaments truly beautiful!

The way her “cape” (?) flutter adds to the dynamic pose. They’re EXTREMELY delicate, so be warned! On the other hand, her left foot is securely supported by a metal rod, so she feels very steady despite the wide stance.

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Now here’s Mythra, again from the front and back. She has quite a lot of hair, but we’ll see the details in just a moment!
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I love how the two go together so well despite having differences in their poses! Mythra gives a playful salute while wielding her blade in just one hand, which actually gives us a more direct look at her elegant armor. She looks so royal in her outfit!

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Her blade is also impressive! It is a bit wider near the base than Pyra’s, and it’s held higher as well. Depending on your vantage point, it may be difficult to see both of them clearly if you place Mythra in front, though I’ve seen it work.
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Unlike Pyra, the support Mythra gets is a transparent plastic one that can be freely moved on her base to support her left leg. I am a bit wary that it could cause a bit of an indent on her smooth skin, but it’s absolutely necessary to balance her in the long run. Despite it being closer to the viewer in this set up, I actually don’t find either of the supports to be that noticeable - the figures themselves are just so amazing at grabbing my attention!

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~~~~~ PERSONAL COMMENTS ~~~~~
Despite still being relatively early in my play through of XBC2, I really am enjoying the experience. Its vast world is quite impressive and populated by colorful characters and surprisingly terrifying beasts alike, and it really feels like I’m going on a grand anime adventure.

I especially like this series thus far because after my brother played the other games in the series, I finally got into it from both the glimpses I caught of the world as well as the figure hobby I was starting to get into at the time. In a way, that introduction was captured very well by Pyra and Mythra’s inclusion in Smash Bros, a series that collects such characters and then introduces their worlds to many new fans.

On that note, I personally see each Smash inclusion to be one to celebrate. While it can certainly be disappointing to see a character you don’t even know or specifically despise get in when your own choice is up in the air, that very inclusion is someone else’s dream pick, which is a very special thing. Plus, maybe it becomes the reason you explore that series yourself!

That’s all for now! Thank you for reading my Figure Mini-Review! I would love to hear what you think! ^_^
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mangetsu005ヶ月前#92613074Great review! I've got them since initial release, and also have Kos-mos. Obviously plan to get Melia and Nia too, and eventually the amiibos.
These figures are so perfect and 100% worth the price.
I'm also surpised that there isn't a lot of figures from Xenoblade. I really want Nendoroids for examples, and there are several very obscure jrps who got Nendos, but nothing for Xenoblade. Tetsuya Takahashi had previously said he wanted more merch, but Nintendo seems to be quite slow and protective with this ip. Hopefully the Smash bros exposure will help the sales and popularity, and we'll get more..


Thank you very much! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
It would be cool to get Nendoroids and other merch for Xenoblade! As I was photographing these, I thought a scarf with the design for Homura's cape... thing would make sense haha
5ヶ月前
Great review! I've got them since initial release, and also have Kos-mos. Obviously plan to get Melia and Nia too, and eventually the amiibos.
These figures are so perfect and 100% worth the price.

I'm also surpised that there isn't a lot of figures from Xenoblade. I really want Nendoroids for examples, and there are several very obscure jrps who got Nendos, but nothing for Xenoblade. Tetsuya Takahashi had previously said he wanted more merch, but Nintendo seems to be quite slow and protective with this ip. Hopefully the Smash bros exposure will help the sales and popularity, and we'll get more..
5ヶ月前
ManofCulture5ヶ月前#92488876I think it's a shame that these are the only figures of these two currently available. We need to spread the love on just how high their "best girl" level is. I almost pulled the trigger on these two, but couldn't because... idk I just wasn't really feeling them. Xenoblade 2 was my first Xenoblade game back in 2017 and I absolutely loved the game and it's characters. I'm even more hyped with their inclusion in Smash as they were one of my most wanted and I can now scratch them off the list.
As unlikely as it is, I hope with the rise in their popularity due to smash that we get more and more figures announced for them. How a character like Ryza from the Atelier game that released last year already has way more figures than these two whose game released back in 2017 is something I just can't comprehend. Also very well done review btw, you definitely did an excellent job capturing the detail from all the various angle pics you took. Mythra best girl btw.


Thanks a lot, man! Yeah, it is kind of surprising that it took this long to even get Nia announced and that there’s not a lot of different figures of the Aegis. I personally wonder if there’s any behind the scenes stuff going on with what they can and cannot make if they some parties involved knew about their Smash inclusion, for example. In any case, more excitement around the franchise since the Direct is good news!

And I’m personally on Team Pyra, but they’re both amazing haha
5ヶ月前
I think it's a shame that these are the only figures of these two currently available. We need to spread the love on just how high their "best girl" level is. I almost pulled the trigger on these two, but couldn't because... idk I just wasn't really feeling them. Xenoblade 2 was my first Xenoblade game back in 2017 and I absolutely loved the game and it's characters. I'm even more hyped with their inclusion in Smash as they were one of my most wanted and I can now scratch them off the list.

As unlikely as it is, I hope with the rise in their popularity due to smash that we get more and more figures announced for them. How a character like Ryza from the Atelier game that released last year already has way more figures than these two whose game released back in 2017 is something I just can't comprehend. Also very well done review btw, you definitely did an excellent job capturing the detail from all the various angle pics you took. Mythra best girl btw.
5ヶ月前
Mewtwo2007_675ヶ月前#92488526wouldn't be surprised cuz people be scalping, sorry, "help feed their families".

Mhm. I can see it being different if you’re a huge fan of something and somehow ended up with 2 and sell the spare at a fair price, but when so many scalpers for different things buy up stuff just for profit, it just kinda sucks for people who actually care :(
5ヶ月前
Jinzonator5ヶ月前#92488503They’ll probably become sought after sealed after some time!


wouldn't be surprised cuz people be scalping, sorry, "help feed their families".
5ヶ月前
Mewtwo2007_675ヶ月前#92488391i'll probably end up hanging them on the wall of amiibos still in their packaging.

They’ll probably become sought after sealed after some time!
5ヶ月前
Jinzonator5ヶ月前#92488383It’ll be fun to have the Amiibos in front of them haha

i'll probably end up hanging them on the wall of amiibos still in their packaging.
5ヶ月前
Mewtwo2007_675ヶ月前#92488304i bought both of them when they both first launched and they were a hassle to get but worth it in the end. i'm also stoked that they will eventually have amiibo versions.

It’ll be fun to have the Amiibos in front of them haha
5ヶ月前
i bought both of them when they both first launched and they were a hassle to get but worth it in the end. i'm also stoked that they will eventually have amiibo versions.
5ヶ月前
PVC anime figure store.

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