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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Tohru - 1/7 (FOTS Japan)Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid - Tohru - 1/7 (FOTS Japan)

AimathystAimathystIl y a 6 joursReview
Hello my friends and fellow figure collectors! Today I am here with a review of:

Tohru Maid Fuku Ver. 1/7 scale by FOTS JapanITEM #729565
Character: Tohru
Series: Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
Company: FOTS Japan
Scale: 1/7
Release Date: 03/28/2019
Market Price: ¥17,800 ($164.60)
Price Paid: $97.24

I know there is a lot of stigma surrounding FOTS Japan and their infamously broken and poorly packaged figures, but I have had nothing but a positive experience with this Tohru figure from them! They already scored brownie points with me for making figures from a "niche" anime such as Dragon Maid, and I was extremely thrilled when they announced this Tohru (complete with dragon tail, horns, and maid outfit!) Thankfully I was able to snag her for only $97.24 on Tokyo Otaku Mode thanks to some coupons and TOM points, otherwise I'm not sure I would've coughed up $150+ for such a simple figure ^^' Well, without further ado, let's take a look at everyone's favorite dragon maid!

Packaging

The box is rather simple but features nice cut-out patterns and splashes of greens and yellows. The windows are large enough to offer ample frontal and side views of the figure for those who prefer to keep theirs boxed! Both Tohru and her base are housed in a single blister package with pieces of plastic to protect the more delicate parts.

Front
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809038.jpeg

Side (R)
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809042.jpeg

Back
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809048.jpeg

Side (L)
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809044.jpeg

Top
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809055.jpeg

Bottom
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809057.jpeg

Blister Packaging
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809060.jpeg

Base

Tohru's base is AMAZING...ly boring. It's an oversized plain, black base that takes up more space than necessary, and the white peg attaching her foot doesn't even match the rest of the base. While it isn't very pretty to look at, it does the job and keeps her steady which is the most important part! I did have a little bit of trouble initially fitting her onto her base, and had to apply a bit of force to line her pegs up with the holes of the base. But thankfully she went in without any limbs snapping and now she is safe and snug!

https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809064.jpeg

Figure

Tohru's figure was based on her anime design:

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/vsbattles/images/d/de/Tohru.png

This figure of Tohru, labeled as "Maid Fuku Ver." or "Maid Clothes Ver.," depicts Tohru in her maid outfit that she wears throughout the series. What really drove me to get this figure was that she actually has her dragon tail, and she just looks so darn adorable in her maid outfit!

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Scale Comparison

Tohru is classified as a 1/7 scale, which I say holds to be true for the most part (although she does appear to be on the smaller side of the scale). Here she is in comparison to some other figures:

Kanna Kamui (1/6 scale) ITEM #638646
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809098.jpeg

Tsumugi Kotobuki (1/7 scale) ITEM #42037
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809102.jpeg

Genos (Nendoroid) ITEM #370230
https://static.myfigurecollection.net/image/Aimathyst1562809104.jpeg

Conclusion

Pros
- Cute pose
- Accurate portrayal of character
- Dragon tail + horns + maid outfit = <3

Cons
- Oversized + plain base
- Overpriced

I think that FOTS Japan did a great job capturing Tohru's lively personality and staying true to her design with this figure. Although I do wish that they put her pink highlights in her hair! I especially love the detailing of the ruffles on her outfit and the sculpt of her horns and tail! Dragon Maid is one of my favorite series and I am so ecstatic to finally own a figure of the adorable Tohru! Minus the lame base, I am very happy with how Tohru turned out and wouldn't mind purchasing from FOTS Japan again! (But only if it's PVC, I won't mess with their PMMA figures...^^') And as I mentioned before, I don't think I would've bought her if I didn't get a good deal on her since she is a rather simple figure that I don't think warrants a $150+ price tag. I won't be picking up ITEM #806354 and ITEM #806416 for that reason unless I can find them for a decent price T-T

Thank you all so much for taking the time to check out my review! I hope you all enjoyed it and have at least a little something to take away from this review! Let me know what you think of this figure as well! I'll see you all next time, farewell and happy collecting ~

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Scores8/10

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Commentaires8

1pt
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whobdaplaya (Il y a 6 jours) #63533263Nice review and pics!
Thank goodness for TOM sales, otherwise the "Tohru tail tax" would have been a bit much!
All the figures are missing their hair highlights (eg. ITEM #638646 ). I vaguely recall an MFC article about how someone had custom painted their Kanna to add in highlights.

Why thank you! And “tail Tohru tax” is certainly very accurate xD I wish TOM would sell Elma and Lucoa too since I have coupons I could use, but unfortunately they’re going for $200 + shipping everywhere else T-T
Il y a 6 jours
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NyxLuna (Il y a 6 jours) #63520154Wow awesome review! It was really efficient and well constructed, I'll keep my eye out for more reviews of yours.
Now I'm also interested in picking up this figure, but only if I can find a similar deal :)

Thank you very much! ^_^ I have so many photos that I took for reviews, but I’ve been lazy about uploading them and writing the review for them xD I hope you find her for a good price too! She is so cute, but with the price they’re asking for her right now you could easily buy multiple other figures T-T
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Scones (Il y a 6 jours) #63519294Well-constructed and informative review, good job.
I never post on my Instagram anymore, but your photos still look gorgeous!
https://66.media.tumblr.com/7ab7391b940de06dd875594ed71599f1/tumblr_opqbhwsLKZ1w979ypo1_400.jpg

Thank you so very much! I try to keep it concise since I personally have a very short attention span xD and thank you so much again, I’m glad you like my photos! :D
Il y a 6 jours
2pt
Nice review and pics!
Thank goodness for TOM sales, otherwise the "Tohru tail tax" would have been a bit much!

All the figures are missing their hair highlights (eg. ITEM #638646 ). I vaguely recall an MFC article about how someone had custom painted their Kanna to add in highlights.
Il y a 6 jours
2pt
Wow awesome review! It was really efficient and well constructed, I'll keep my eye out for more reviews of yours.

Now I'm also interested in picking up this figure, but only if I can find a similar deal :)
Il y a 6 jours
3pt
Well-constructed and informative review, good job.
I never post on my Instagram anymore, but your photos still look gorgeous!
https://66.media.tumblr.com/7ab7391b940de06dd875594ed71599f1/tumblr_opqbhwsLKZ1w979ypo1_400.jpg
Il y a 6 jours
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XRaptor7 (Il y a 6 jours) #63517033Nice review!
I'm really digging your photography (the DoF is pretty cool) but the one thing that bothers me is you don't have a closeup shot of the head of the figure, something that's arguably a make-or-break point of figures.

Hi there!

Thank you so much for pointing that out - I did take a close-up shot of her face but I completely left it out on accident! I will add that shortly to the article, but here it is for your convenience as well :)

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Thanks for reading!
Il y a 6 jours
2pt
Nice review!
I'm really digging your photography (the DoF is pretty cool) but the one thing that bothers me is you don't have a closeup shot of the head of the figure, something that's arguably a make-or-break point of figures.
Il y a 6 jours