Figure Review: Cammy by Yamato

Figure Review: Cammy by Yamato

I believe Yamato’s Cammy is the second PVC figure I bought when I started collecting. There are a few figures of Cammy out there, but most of them look pretty bad. Yamato’s version is sculpted by Mitsumasa Yoshizawa (Reflect), a favorite of mine. His women tend to have slender physiques and delicate faces, and Cammy here is no exception. Compared to most Cammy figures out there, this one actually looks like it was done by a professional artist. She’s part of Yamato’s Capcom Girls Collection, and you can see more figures by Reflect in their Creator’s Labo line.

Cammy by Yamato

Cammy by Yamato

So I’ve had this figure for a while now, and even photographed it back when I got my first camera. But it’s kind of hard to review such a simplistic figure. I mean, what’s there to say? She’s standing and saluting. But the empty gaze, her rigid form, and the salute itself all do a good job of telling you something about the character. This is Cammy when she was still under Bison’s control, so she’s more of an automaton than a person.

Cammy by Yamato

The figure is one piece that pegs into a base. For once, this Yamato figure has no issues whatsoever with the base; the feet go on securely and it feels solid thereafter.

Cammy by Yamato

This pose really is perfect for the character. A company like Alter might have gone with a more dynamic one, showing Cammy in the middle of a thrust kick or something. Yamato, though, went for something more understated, but says much more about the character. Beyond being just an action girl, you get a sense that this Cammy is militant and ruthless. Or at the very least, she treats being a soldier as serious business.

Cammy by Yamato

From a manufacturing standpoint, this figure is excellent. There are few noticeable mould lines and the seams are very well hidden. The paint job is immaculate, but this isn’t the most complex of figures to begin with. As I said before, the sculpt is fantastic—even the ribbing on her uniform has been modeled.

Cammy by Yamato

One thing that doesn’t come across very well in promo shots is the coloring on the hair. It’s a dull yellow with a bit of a metallic finish, but looks much better in person (and when properly photographed). Cammy’s one bang is stuck onto the figure pretty well, in case you were wondering.

Cammy by Yamato

The only real disappointment if you ask me is her butt. It’s one of Cammy’s distinguishing features, but is entirely too small here. On the butt quality spectrum, I’d put Yamato in the middle. Orchid Seed has, bar none, the best asses in the industry. Daiki Kougyo scores points on size, but they often look flabby. Yamato has shapely butts but they’re not very big. The same goes for Alter.

Cammy by Yamato

Another subtle detail on the figure is the glossy paint they used for the eyes and lips. If you’re photographing it, you can use this to create a fairly realistic “eye catch” for portraits. You can also put a nice specular highlight on the lips (see the top two photos for examples of both of these).

Cammy by Yamato

I’ve had a fondness for Cammy that extends a while back. Her story is much like that of Alita in Battle Angel Alita. She was trained as an elite soldier/assassin, lost her memory, and now helps out the good guys with her martial arts expertise. Despite how much I like the character, I’m still pretty bad when I actually use her in games. 2D fighters were never my specialty anyway. Before I finish, let’s answer the question as to who she’s saluting…

Cammy by Yamato

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