I sometimes wonder, what I would be collecting, if dolls weren’t my priority. Although I am pretty sure that I would have lots of figures from Qposket, since they strike a lot of strings, when it comes to my favorite things. I love that they are very dolly-looking and so far they have done wonderful collaborations with Sailor Moon, One Piece and are now constantly releasing new or re-colored figures of Disney Princesses. On my last trip to Japan I finally picked up some figures myself and the first girl, who is getting her review, is Rapunzel from the Special Coloring vol. 3 series. These figures are meant to be prizes from game centers, but I prefer to buy them in secondhand stores, since I am super bad at the crane games! If a figure is pretty new and can still be won in the arcades, the prices are pretty nice. Although it definitely is a good idea to compare prices, since they can vary in huge amounts. If a figure has already vanished from the arcades, be prepared to pay a lot more for it, if it is your absolute priority. Luckily, Miss Rapunzel was a recent release and I got her for 1790 Yen, which was the cheapest I could find her at!
The thing I love most about Qposket figures, is how absolutely dainty they are. Even though my Rapunzel is part of the ‘bigger’ line, they are still only about 2/3 of your usual anime figures. Due to their big eyes, I can definitely see the often mentioned resemblance to Blythe dolls and Rapunzel’s are a beautiful shiny sea green. Next to her cute small lips, her face is the absolute cutest! The arch of her eyebrows makes her look super curious, which is very true to character and as a big fan of blushy cheeks, I cannot complain either.
We are not done with the cute just yet! Her posture is perfect for our little adventurer. She is not going to let her long locks get in the way and is holding her braid with one hand, while still walking bravely towards her goal. Her hands and feet look very doll-like and cute. Rapunzel’s outfit is her purple dress from Tangled, which has lots of suggested movement to it. It looks, as if she just turned around and her skirt hasn’t gotten the memo just yet.
Rapunzel’s hair is golden with a pearly sheen and lots of details. It is not just a simple braid, but has many tiny interwoven braids incorporated in it. Even though it is just plastic, this figure manages to make it look extremely elaborate. The cherry on top are the numerous flowers printed onto her hair with five bigger sculpted flowers, which look very lovely. Their colors varying from white, burnt orange and wine red remind me of a field in summer.
The stand she comes with is a nice golden color with the Qposket logo engraved in it. It does its job and Rapunzel is able to stand on it without further help needed. The paint job is pretty nice and she only has some minor marks, which are mostly on the flowers in her hair. That being said, I love this little cheerful girl so much! I am really happy that she will be here to brighten up my days!
Do you own any of the Qposket figures and do you have any suggestions for me?
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