Stockpile Sunday Review: S.H.Figuarts – Shinken Yellow, Pink, & Princess Red

S.H.Figuarts – Shinken Yellow
Tamashii Web Exclusive – September, 2011 – ¥3,675

S.H.Figuarts – Shinken Pink
Tamashii Web Exclusive – September, 2011 – ¥3,675

S.H.Figuarts – Princess Shinken Red
Aeon Shop Exclusive – August, 2011 – ¥3,480

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After the release of Shinken Blue and Shinken Green, it wasn’t long before Shinken Yellow and Shinken Pink went up for pre-order. On top of that, Princess Shinken Red, Kaoru Shiba, was announced and released after a short period, actually being the first Sentai female to be released in S.H.Figuarts line! Princess Shinken Red was released as an Aeon Shop exclusive, while Yellow and Pink were released as Tamashii Web Exclusives. Each of the girls uses the same base mold with a new head sculpt, sans Red which uses the same head from the male Shinken Red release. Each of the Shinkengers has just the right amount of articulation, and nothing is hindered on any of the figures, despite the wonky Shinkenger shoulder joints. The skirts can hinder the hip articulation, but since they are pliable, they don’t hinder it too bad, and there is always the action skirt pieces if you want to free up articulation. Shinken Yellow includes the Shinkenmaru, Land Slicer, Saru Origami in both modes, Shodophone in brush mode, three skirt pieces for a more articulated skirt, and nine additional hands. Shinken Pink comes with the Shinkenmaru, Heaven Fan, Kame Origami in both modes, Shodophone in brush mode, three skirt pieces for a more articulated skirt, and 10 additional hands. Being a bit cheaper, Princess Shinken Red only comes with the Rekka Daizantou, the Shodophone in brush mode, three skirt pieces for a more articulated skirt, and eight additional hands. Despite the shoulders being wonky, and despite Red coming with yet another Rekka Daizantou (should have came with the cannon mode), there really isn’t too much wrong with these figures. They set the standard for female Sentai figures, and solved the problems with the skirts in a reasonable fashion. Despite all but Red and Gold being exclusives, the Shinkengers go for reasonable price in the secondary market, making it a pretty easy team to complete. If you’re a fan of Shinkenger or Power Rangers Samurai, hunt these gals down, they’re actually really great.

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Posted on March 3, 2013, in Power Rangers, Power Rangers Samurai, Power Rangers Super Samurai, Reviews, S.H.Figuarts, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, Super Sentai. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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