I’ve been holding onto this review for a while. I took the pictures quite a while back, but never got to actually sitting down and writing it until today. That happens sometimes. As far as I know there are no English reviews of this figure available. I thought about doing a video review of this Revoltech, because I’ve gotten some requests for one in that format, but I doubt I will… Anywho, on with the show…

Revoltech Fraulein
Haruka Hasegawa
6 Inch Scale

If you follow my reviews you’ll probably notice that I’m not one of those guys that buys sexy lady figures because I think they’re attractive. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I guess, but I’m not one of those dudes. In fact I don’t know if I’ve ever even reviewed any female figures on this site until now. Total plastic sausage fest around here.

Hasegawa Haruka is the heroine from the agriculture base anime Moyashimon. A post-graduate student at the university where the anime takes place, she is famous for two things: one, her violent behavior and two, her skimpy clothes.

It’s not that I can’t appreciate a good looking female figure, but I’m not the base. That said there is a big fan base out there both in Japan and here in the States for that. Just look at most of the Independent Comics that have ended up with figures… They’re almost universally chicks with big boobs. Why? Because there’s a market for it. Maybe there’s some correlation between nerds and hot chick toys or maybe it’s studs who are buying these things… I don’t know. What I do know is that when it comes to trying to find a super articulated figure of a female, you’ll probably have to dip your toes into that fringe wading pool.

Such is the case with Haruka here. Moyashimon is another anime I’ll never see. The premise certainly sounds way different though. I bought her because I was looking for a figure that would work with my Hellboy Animated toys as a Liz. That wasn’t easy and I’m not entirely sure this figure hits all the criteria, but I’m pretty pleased overall. Let’s break it down.

The Fraulein (that’s German for Girl) figure box is very similar to a regular Revoltech box. Not much has changed, although there are Fraulein logos and a couple of other things that separate this from the more normal Revoltech series.

As always, the box is good. She’s got a nice box. Sorry, couldn’t help it.

I still love that these figures can manage to pack so much into these shells and not have a single twist tie or rubber band. However in the interest of full disclosure, one of the little pieces was sort of flopping around in the package. Not in jeopardy of falling out or anything, just loose.

As with all the Revoltech figures, it’s a good presentation.

I wouldn’t say I necessarily find this figure attractive, but it’s certainly got all the tools that I’m comfortable saying that if a real girl looked like this, she’d catch my eye. When trying to find a female figure that wasn’t some ridiculous caricature of male fantasy, it wasn’t a easy task. I’m proud to say that this figure looks like it could be a real person.

Haruka has plenty of curves, but her bust line isn’t Dolly Parton proportion either. That immediately put her ahead of so many others. In order for her to work as Liz, she needed to be a little bit Goth, a little bit sexy and a little bit normal. She hits most those marks.

Right out the gate though, you have to tangle with a few issues. She’s wearing one of those plastic bibs! In this instance it’s more of a skirt and you could probably just leave it in there, but it was pretty annoying. What does all this mean? It means you have to completely take the figure apart right off.

If you’ve ever wanted to rip a woman apart or saw her in half, then this is the figure for you. Also, seek psychiatric help!

Once she’s back together though, you’ll see she’s pretty flawless. Assuming you can get past some of the joint breaks. Because she’s a Revoltech and because this line focuses on lots of articulation, you have to be prepared to see some cuts and gaps. That will likely be a hump for some people, but I’m okay with it.

The paint and proportions all seem pretty perfect to me. I didn’t notice any real defects anywhere. There are a couple of kinks that have to be worked out, but I’ll go more into that in the accessories section.

The bread and butter of these figures is the articulation. These versions of Revoltechs are supposed to compete with the Figma figures, which also feature mostly scantly clad women. This is one hyper articulated figure.

I’m not even going to venture a guess at how many points of articulation are on her. I’m sure it’s in the millions. There’s like 6 different points in her knees alone. She can just about do anything in terms of posing and you can get some really realistic ones as well.

Don’t let my crappy posing skills fool you, she can really get in some very interesting poses.

There is some debate about who does better with the articulation, Revoltech or Figma… But chances are if you have an opinion on the matter, I won’t be able to change your mind anyway. For most us regular folks, you’ll find this articulation more than satisfactory. Though as always, there’s a bit of a learning curve here and you may not know how to work every joint in the beginning.

Revoltechs and their accessories. Gotta love them. Haruka has a ton of accessories and it’s going to be a pain for me to cover them all, so I hope I don’t forget any.

She has a stand, numerous pairs of hands, three little germ microbes (that’s a big part of the anime), a wine glass, a bottle of wine, two extra faces, a cup, a petri dish, some connectors to help her hold the microbes, removable hands with flesh pieces instead of bracelets and probably some other stuff I’m forgetting.

She has a total of 13 different hands. THIRTEEN HANDS! Twelve sets, plus one extra. Some of the sets also have slightly different sculpts. It’s really pretty impressive. As I mentioned above, the bracelets on her hands actually cover a joint, but if you want there is a set of hands with flesh pieces that work in the same fashion.

Instead of swappable heads, you get removable faces. This works by breaking her hair into two pieces and sliding a new face in. It’s a bit of a complicated process, honestly. The extra faces include a sorta smiling face and a crazy anime crying face. This in addition to her normal smirk.

The microorganisms are well done and look very much like they should based on the anime. They have little holds in them to place the connectors on and then you can have them attached to her body or something else. It works pretty well.

The other accessories also have really good detail and as with the norm of Revoltech, everything is top quality, if not overly complicated.

Additional Notes:
Is she a perfect Liz? No. Given what I was going for though… I’m pretty pleased. I doubt the real Liz would ever wear an outfit like this but apparently Japanese women don’t wear pants. The Animated Liz didn’t really look anything like this either but she didn’t really look like any other depiction of Liz Sherman either, so I’m happy with the results and that’s all that matters. I do wish she was a tad bit shorter though. These figures are a little over a inch taller than most Revoltechs.

If you wanted to use her for something else, I suppose she could fit in with a couple of scales. She works for me with the Hellboy Animated guys because they are all hyper articulated. The level of articulation might would mess her up for other toy lines.

In terms of accessories and all that jazz, Haruka is one of the best Revoltechs I’ve gotten. Heck she’s one of the best figures I’ve gotten in terms of accessories. However, her small frame and tiny joints makes her a bit of a hassle at times. For cheesecake factor she’s pretty good but some folks will be turned off by the cuts and joints. She remains one of the harder to find and rarer Fraulein figures so expect to pay close to $30 for her. I scored a sale and thankfully didn’t pay that much.

Score Recap:
Packaging – 8
Sculpting – 8
Articulation – 8
Accessories – Extra Hands (x13), Stand, Faces (x3), Microbes (x3), Tea Cup, Petri Dish, Connectors
Value – 8
Overall – 8 out of 10

Trying to hassle with the Revoltech joints hurt this figure’s score considerably. If everything worked as easy I’d hoped, she might have got the rare 10 out of 10. As is, I find it’s more trouble than it’s worth to switch most of her parts. Which means I have to assemble her the way I want, but then the extra accessories have less value.

Regardless of those minor quibbles, it’s a pretty decent toy and definitely something that I’m sure certain collectors will love. I’m happy with the purchase and that’s about as much of a seal of approval as I can get with these specialty items. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter if you enjoyed these reviews and want more. Leave a comment, let me know what you think! Your opinion matters.

4 Responses to Revoltech Fraulein Haruka Hasegawa Review

  • Curttail says:

    Good review. I almost bought the Fraulein chick in the bunny suit.

  • Mecha-Shiva says:

    Just buy another revoltech figure with pants,you can mix & match bodyparts since all their joints are universal.The other revoltech girl i like is "Revy" from Black Lagoon.

  • Well that was my plan, but there aren't any girls in pants in the Revoltech line that I could find. There's a few in bodysuits, but I'm pretty content with this I guess. Revy is a regular Revoltech, so she's smaller. Good figure though.

  • The Castellan says:

    Revoltech Yoko has short pants…..

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