Max Factory’s 1/6 Momo was an impulse buy for me, as she’s super cute and sexy. Wedding dress-based designs are nice enough, but take the dress off and hey… Anyway, Momo has been in my display cabinet for a while. It occurred to me that I never got around to reviewing the figure, so here we go.
I wrote about Max Factory’s sexy women line (unofficial) in my previous review, and this is another fine example. At 1/6-scale Momo is the perfect size for me – it’s definitely my favorite scale. However the longer you look at her, the more you realize that her head is enormous. It’s almost as wide as her shoulders! Of course this is just anime proportions at play – also note the size of her eyes compared to her hands.
The body and lingerie sculpt are beautiful and do a great job of conveying softness. I really like the satin sheen of Momo’s clothing as it catches the light well and emphasizes her leg lines. What’s not as nice is the sculpt on her bouquet. It looks fine at a glance, but get closer and it looks like something that belongs on a cake. It’s not terrible, I guess, just… doughy.
Assembly was a piece of cake as this isn’t the craziest sculpt ever put forth by Max Factory. Just attach her tail, slip the bouquet into her hands, and pop her onto the base.
This is another one of those figures for folks who really appreciate anatomy. There’s a fair amount of it on display. You can get a great look at the subtle musculature around her shoulders and back. And let’s not forget her butt, because how could we. Now that I think about it, this is essentially the same outfit as Cerberus, with a veil instead of twin coattails. Almost the same areas are revealed, and both have low-riding panties.
As for the shoot, I wanted to play around with lighting a bit. I ended up cooking one of my gels with my flash after firing off too many shots in quick succession. Light red, you have performed admirably. You can get the gist of what I did in the setup shot (the rear flash is behind the paper backdrop), but balancing the three lights is a little tricky. It gets trickier once you have to move your camera around and stop down/open up to control your depth of field. This shoot really drove home the advantage of Cactus’s flash system as opposed to Canon’s. Thanks to the remote power control, I could tweak all my flash settings from my camera instead of having to set them each individually on the flash itself. It’s a fine trade-off for not having TTL.
So this is basically the same look as my Aigis and Saber Lily reviews, but I like the look so what the hell. As I’ve been saying, Max Factory’s sexy lady line is doing great. Hopefully I’ll get the companion figure – Mea Kurosaki – but I’m still waiting to see if HobbyLink Japan will send me a review sample.