This figure of Akira is the FINAL PVC figure made by BOME. The sticker on the packaging has BOME’s symbol with a big tear on it, I can’t read japanese but there is a little “see you…” on there (see the last photo for the sticker). I’m pretty sad BOME will no longer be making PVC figures, he is pretty much my inspiration for collecting figures!! I fell in love with his Teresa and Chidori Full Metal Panic set and since then I kept a curious eye on the figure scene. Also he is the only person to make a PVC figure of Aya (Tenjho Tenge) that I liked. I’ll really miss his affordable and lovely figures. Although truth be told a few of the ladies he made her a bit too sexy for my collection.
Alright so Akira as I character…I know nothing about her and I really tried to figures out who she is. But every time I look up her name I can only seem to get articles and advertisements for this figure. So if you know this character’s origins feel free to post them because I’m very interested in whatever she is from based on her character design (EDIT: according to Otakufuel’s product description she is based on a design by Sakura Wars artist Yano Takumi). This figure is a great addition to any fan of the Bome.
I love girlie corset dresses and pink hair, you could even call pink hair my fetish. Her hair also has a bit of curl or wave to it that makes her hair look even better. I love her casual sitting pose a lot, she really looks nice sitting on the edge of a shelf a little higher up than eye level. Her boobs look a little weird in the top to me but it’s not too bad. Apparantly the Japanese version of this figure is cast-off so there is some nice lingerie under this outfit that those who bought her in the US will not see. But that suits me fine, as a girl I’m not really into cast-offs.
I’m really not fond of this base at all. Maybe they thought the bright blue color would contrast well with her bright pink hair and bright purple dress, but it’s not doing anything for me. It certainly does make the figure more eye catching though. I’ll be displaying her without the base. She doesn’t attach to the base anyway so she is just as balanced off the base as she is on.
Akira is a good figure for the price (she retails for $25-$27), she has a very different look from all my other figures so she adds a bit of variety to my collection. She was definitely a worthile purchase for me.
Do you miss BOME PVC figures?