Hey all, this is a repost of an article I had to delete to take the Examiner links out of it. I apologize for having it re-done, but it was from a few years ago, and I refuse to maintain links for them if they are not paying for their continued use of my work. You will be seeing a bit of this in the next few weeks.
Figma SP-013 is a 5.5" highly articulated action figure of Dead Master as she appeared in the Black Rock Shooter
Original Video Animation (OVA). The OVA is usually simply called 'The
Movie' by fans, in order to differentiate it from the subsequent video
game and television series. Representing the first animated version of
Dead Master, this figure most closely resembles the character from the
original art as well.
Dead Master is a rather fine example of what can happen when
everything goes RIGHT on a Figma. Her sculpting is exquisite, her paint
applications are flawless, and her interchangeable parts work as
intended. The only problem, in fact, is that her hands are clawed
gauntlets (reminding one of nothing so much as Daedric gauntlets from
Skyrim), so swapping the hands can be an adventure in pain if one is not
Dead Master comes with the Dead Scythe, which she holds reasonably
well, though its weight does require some planning on how to balance the
figure in certain poses. She also is attended by her pair of floating
skulls, which each come with their own stand, a nice touch. All in all,
Dead Master is a slick figure, and rests at the top of the heap of what a
premium collectors figure should be.