In the beginning, there was Motion Revive Series: Kamen Rider, and it was good. Then came Motion Revive Series: Monster Hunter, and it was also good, although not as much due to restricted articulation caused by kibble, but hey, they had nice sculpts, paint and accessories.
Now Bandai brings us, Motion Revive Series: Xenosaga. In this case, KOS-MOS ver 4. Let’s get on with the review eh.
KOS-MOS ver. 4 looks really good. I mean, the design is silly in its attempted kinkiness of garters-based Zettai Ryouki. But this representation of KOS-MOS is still one fine looking 3.75″ scale specimen of toyetism.
I don’t want to ramble on like I usually do, so bottom line, Motion Revive Series KOSMOS looks pretty darn good with minimal joints showing (except the one for the hair). If you’re not too picky about some joints showing, I’d recommend getting this one over gashapons. Especially since she also has…
3.5 out of 4.0
Unfortunately, despite bearing the Motion Revive Series name, KOSMOS isn’t as articulated as your typical MRS figure. She’s got
1) Double hinge jointed elbows
2) Ball jointed neck, hips and ankles
3) ONLY regular hinged knees as opposed to the typical MRS double joints
4) ONLY swivel waist, but also swivel biceps, thighs and wrists
5) Hinged hair (good)
6) Double ball jointed shoulders with hinge, like with the MRS: Monster Hunter Kirin (very good)
Overall in terms of points, she’s better than your regular Star Wars figure, but her skirt flap gets in the way of her forward leg movement, as well as one near fatal flaw… which is that her footprint is very small, making it hard to stand up straight in a neutral pose. She can hit a few poses unaided, especially if they help change her center of gravity, but its still relatively limited compared to other MRS figures. Her regular single hinged knees don’t help either.
Fortunately, KOSMOS comes with a very useful stand, but without it, she’s weak for a Motion Revive Series figure. She’s still uber articulated compared to most toys you’ll find on the shopping isles, but I kinda hold MRS to a higher standard as far as articulation goes.
Another downside is that her wrists and to a degree, her feet, can pop off quite easily, especially her wrists.
3.0 out of 4.0
Plenty of accessories, which unfortunately, I couldn’t photograph due to lack of time and batteries. But aside from her lance, which comes with an energy blade attachment, KOSMOS also comes with a gatling gun, a revolver, an extra pair of breasts for TELOS for some reason, her articulated stand to help her achieve poses and some other knick knacks. And they’re all painted, so that’s a plus, considering that MRS figs tend to leave their accessories unpainted.
3.4 out of 4.0
I think Motion Revive Series KOSMOS is a good purchase, especially since I got her on sale. But she isn’t the best MRS figure in terms of the base figure. The biggest problem of which is her small footprint. BUT, with her abundance of accessories, the stand and the fact that she is a good looking and articulated figure, I think KOSMOS is still a worthy toy.
Pros: Looks really good, has plenty of accessories and points of articulation.
Cons: Small footprint makes posing unaided difficult if not impossible (thank god for the stand). Wrists like to pop off, and the feet sometimes as well.
3.3 out of 4.0
0.0 – 0.0 = I’d pay to get rid of it
0.1 – 0.5 = I’d give it away
0.6 – 1.0 = I wouldn’t take it for free
1.1 – 1.5 = Very Bad
1.6 – 2.0 = Bad
2.1 – 2.5 = Average
2.6 – 3.0 = Good
3.1 – 3.5 = Very Good
3.6 – 4.0 = Excellent