Pics and Mini-Reviews added.
Duel Maids are as yet, unopened, but I opened GaoGaiGo and now I REALLY want to get GaoFighGar. This guy just ooooozes GARness. A little top heavy and the shoulder pads can get in the way a bit, but man, the moment I opened this guy, I was impressed. And then you notice all the work they put in the sculpt, jeepers!
GaoGaiGo: Just all around impressive looking with nice heft. Very nicely detailed, they could have cut corners, but instead, made as show accurate a figure as they could. Accessories are the Dividing Driver (not shown) and some extra hands.
Articulation restricted due to design and back heaviness though.
Duel Maid: Elite (variant): At 13 cm/5 inches, they don’t scale with 6″ figs very well. Not even as petite oriental maids. Although considering anime likes to make everyone aged 14, I guess that’s about right. They DO scale fairly well with things like Souchaku Henshin though. I guess I need to get me an Urataros.
These figures are designed to be taken apart and reassembled very easily. But unlike say, the Q-Joy figures (most well known for the Haruhi Catgirls), they don’t keep falling apart.
Articulation is pretty good but not phenomenal. Luckily, you get a stand, which will help with poseability a lot.
Overall, I’m pleased with this first Duel Maid released from her plastic prison.
Extra: Note the S-Rank Zettai Ryouki.