Air Gear was another anime that I somehow didn’t watch when it was release, actually I didn’t even know about this anime until I decide to help some cosplayers to shoot their Air Gear cosplay. It was then when I went looking for the anime and watched it and I was hooked. Currently I am reading the manga since the anime was left kinda hanging but unfortunately the english version of the manga release is slow and currently only at Vol. 9 while the Japanese version is at Vol. 21, had to rely on scanlation for my Air Gear fix at the moment xD.
Anyway back to the figure, sadly there isn’t much Air Gear figures out there, there are the Megahouse Ringo and Simca, a Simca polystone from Yamato and a Simca PVC as well and the latest is a Ringo from Yamato which is the only Air Gear figure I have now. This is the Hentai Kamen version of Ringo that made an appearance during Kogarasumaru with Behemoth. The figures photos are NSFW btw, so view at your own risk xD.
When she was release I saw some photos of her that makes her looks quite bad but fortunately it was just badly taken photos and she actually looks pretty good. A bit lack of detail in someplaces, and her skin tone is kinda pale other than that she’s ok. She comes with a transparent base with the word Air Gear on it, two pieces of plastic moulded to fit her Air Gear hold her to the base.
Not much extra accessories, just the bag and hair. Her twin tails are removable to fit the bag and extra hair. There’s an extra stand to her straps which I only use for one of the shot.
Overall a decent looking figure except the lack of detail and the colors could have been better especially the skin tone. I would have prefer a figure of her in sera fuku but seeing that there isn’t really a lot of Air Gear figures being release, I don’t think that will happen anytime soon.
Note: Pics might look too dark for some people since I can only adjust it to my LCD.
Series: Air Gear
Scale and Material: Non scale pre-painted PVC
Price: 6800 Yen
Released: July 2008
Added to collection: August 2008
Availability: sold out
Photo taken using: Canon EOS 400D with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens. Additional lighting provided by Speedlite 580ex II triggered using a wireless trigger. Camera triggered by using Phottix Cleon wireless remote trigger.