My first exposure to Range Murata work was his character design in the anime Blue Submarine No.6 and more recently Last Exile but at the time I have no idea who’s Range Murata. Fast forward to last month, when I was at my local hobby store, paying for my Rosanna figure I chat with the guy there a bit about Shunya’s work. Later he mention about Range Murata and showed me some pictures of his work, especially UJ14 and some of his PSE trading figures. Only then I realise that he was the designer for one of my favourite anime Last Exile.
My attempt to hunt down his range of figure was in vain until I visit one of the branch of my local hobby store. That was where I found this figure PSE Pro #05. The figure itself is quite small being a 1/10, so I thought it would be quite cheap, but to my surprise it wasn’t, it cost as much as a 1/6 figure. Due to that I only made the purchase about a month later and luckily she was still there or I would really have regretted of not getting her sooner. Well enough of my ranting, now to the pictures ^^
A very simple setting for these photos.
Even though the figure is quite small, only at about 15cm, she’s quite detail, especially on her bike.
A little bit of stray paint on the sole of her boot, but only noticeable at close-up. The overall sculpt and paint work are clean and smooth.
Quite detail looking bike/scooter.
Her watch pointing at 9.35.
You can even see the speedometer.
Overall I am very satisfied with the quality of the figure, I have never bought anything by Beagle before but it seems they make quality stuff. Range Murata stuff are quite unique in design, I am definitely gonna be on a look out for any new stuff from him.
PSE #05 – TT Butterfly
Anime: None, Range Murata
Scale and Material: 1/10 scale pre-painted PVC Figure
Price: 6800 Yen
Released: December 2006
Added to collection: June 2007
Availability: sold out at Hobby Search
Photo taken using: Canon Ixus 850IS