Today, we'll be reviewing a figure of one of my favorite original characters which is also a sequel to one of my very favorite figures, Skytube's Matsuri Tougetsu (Junpaku version). This is an 18+ figure, so many of the shots in this review will be very NSFW. You've been warned...
About the character/figure: Matsuri Tougetsu is an original character designed by the well-known Misaki Kurehito ENTRY #22849. This was the second figure of the character to be released by Skytube, following the very popular ITEM #209601. This particular figure was a color variant (the "Junpaku" variant, which can translate as either "pure white" or if you prefer "untainted brilliance") of the sequel to that figure, ITEM #457123. It should be noted that ITEM #457123 was plagued by ill-fitting parts, but that problem was fixed with the release of this particular color variant.
Many of Skytube's figures feature packaging that feels very high-end, and this particular figure continues that trend. The front of the box is a flap that can be opened to reveal the figure inside, and the outside flap is a solid panel of artwork of Matsuri.
The inside of the front flap contains a NSFW-er version of that same illustration. Interestingly, a warmer color palette is used as well.
Opening the front flap reveals a large window. As is typical, some of the figure's optional parts are wrapped in opaque plastic.
As is also not uncommon with Skytube's 18+ offerings, one panel of the box features artwork of the character in silhouette.
A slightly different silhouette graces the other side panel.
The back panel teases a couple shots of Matsuri in different configurations.
There are quite a few optional parts inside the blister, and Skytube includes an instruction sheet to help get her set up; that's always appreciated.
I couldn't help but chuckle a little bit seeing this illustration on the instruction sheet; it made me think of a Han Solo quote from Empire Strikes Back when he and Chewbacca are frantically trying to repair the Millennium Falcon on Hoth:
No! No! This one goes here. That one goes there!
It should be noted that this could be considered a "cast-on" figure, as Matsuri will be pantsu-less right out of the box.
Matsuri is a large figure, and since she has a number of optional parts, the box is large and heavy. The box measures 32 by 25 by 18 cm and the package weighs just over 900 grams.
Mastsuri's base comes in two parts - the base itself and the chair on which she kneels. You can see that 4 pegs keep the chair securely in place.
The tesselated pattern on the border of the base looks neat, and the marble finish on the center of the base gives it a classy look.
If you own the original Matsuri figure, the two bases have some similar features (both round and both have the elaborate borders), but the base for Matsuri 1.0 has a mirrored finish instead of the faux marble.
I really like the design of the chair. The Chinese pattern on the back matches the pattern on the border of the base.
There is a high level of detail on the chair. The rounded edges on the cushion makes it look realistic, and the way the supports attach to the other pieces of the chair looks very realistic.
Set up and ready to go!
Matsuri's pose realizes the source illustration into 3D. She seems quite relaxed, the way she's kneeling on the chair.
Let's have a look at her.
Her pose nicely duplicates the source illustration, and Matsuri looks nice from a variety of angles, so there are no complaints on this front.
These days, Skytube is one of the best 18+ figure manufacturers, and not surprisingly the quality of this figure is very good. There are a couple of issues on the sculpting front, but nothing that is terribly noticeable.
One of my favorite things about this figure is Matsuri's pretty face. She is a very beautiful girl, and her purplish-pink eyes stand out. I also like the subtle blush, particularly when she's displayed with some of her optional accessories.
Her hair buns and the ahoge are two of Matsuri's key features.
I like the way her long hair falls around her body, as it gives a sense of movement to the figure. Also, note the definition on her upper back and on her shoulder blades.
The painting on the silver trim of her dress is neat, and I like how the bow-shaped buttons are sculpted and not just painted on.
The just-a-little-too-short China dress is of course one of the most obvious features of this figure, and her butt is really cute :).
Probably the most obvious sculpting issue with this figure is this point where her arm can detach.
Interestingly, Matsuri 1.0 had almost exactly the same issue.
Relative to her overall body proportions, Matsuri has very large breasts, and they are nicely shaped. The way they are pressing down on her arms gives them a sense of weight, too.
Since she is pantsu-less right out of the box, from certain angles you will get a clear view of her lady parts.
As you can see, her vagina is very detailed. No Barbie-doll sculpt here.
As mentioned earlier, the first version ITEM #457123 of this figure had a major design issue. As can be seen in PICTURE #1911425, her garters attach below the point where her legs can be removed, and most of the time, it would be very difficult to get the garters properly attaching; the problem was widespread enough that Skytube eventually issued some replacement parts.
Note that with this release, Skytube changed the design of the garters so that the garters and the stocking tops are made into a single piece. As you can see in the photo below, however, her leg just did not want to line up perfectly flush with the stocking top.
As it was for the original Matusri, the fishnets are painted on (they are not fabric). I'm fine with this, as real fishnets can be snagged or transfer dye onto the figure. Note the sculpting detail behind her knee.
If you like figures with multiple display options (and I do), then you will appreciate the many ways that Matsuri can be configured.
As mentioned, she wears no panties out of the box, but Skytube includes some if you'd prefer to have a slightly more SFW Matsuri on display.
To install the panties, she separates at the waist.
Matsuri will the panties in place.
I don't display her this way for two reasons - one, I like how she looks without the panties, and second, the panties just don't seem to fit quite right. As you can see below, the panties are meant to tuck underneath the bottom of her dress, but those "flaps" just wanted to pop back out. Maybe it would be possible to run the panties under hot water and bend them a little, but I just stashed them back in the box...
Matsuri also comes with an optional bare chest part, some sexy toys, and an alternate lower torso allowing the toys to be inserted. Note how the breast pieces just lift off her torso.
Note the indentations in the optional breast parts that simulate her breasts sitting on top of her arms.
The way her nipples are pointing downward gives her breasts an additional sense of weight.
If you want to use the optional sexy toys, Matsuri's alternate lower body must be swapped in; the alternate lower body part has her two...places...sufficiently stretched out to receive the toys.
The two toys are a gold vibrator/dildo and some pink anal beads. Since you need to know these things, the vibrator/dildo and the beads are about 1/4 inch (.64 cm) and 1/8 inch (.32 cm) in diameter respectively. At 1/6 scale, that would make them 1.5 inches and .75 inches (3.8 and 1.9 cm) in diameter respectively.
Note that she is very detailed down there.
From certain angles, the toys aren't too conspicuous.
Since there's nothing strapping in the toys, Matsuri must have some excellent...muscular control.
She also has an alternate faceplate. Swapping in the alternate face necessitates some care, the way her ahoge falls over her bangs.
I think her alternate expression pairs well with the toys. Her expression conveys IMO that she is feeling quite stimulated.
Factoring in the thickness of the base, this figure spans about 11 inches (28 cm) at its tallest point. Matsuri herself would be about 10.5 inches (26.7 cm) tall if she were standing upright. 1/6 scale would make her 5'3" (160 cm), which appears consistent with her appearance.
Here is Matsuri with the original Matsuri 1.0 ITEM #209601. Both figures are 1/6 scale. I just noticed, however, that Matsuri 1.0's eyes are purple, while Matsuri 2.0 has more of a reddish tint in her eyes. Interesting.
I like how these two pair up. Rocket Boy's Chitose ITEM #287782 is a large 1/6 scale for comparison.
The way Chitose is extending her arm means that these figures pair up well this way, too...
Two raven-haired beauties :). Daiki's "F-ism Shojo" ITEM #422432 is a very large 1/6 scale.
The double toy theme also makes these two figures pair well.
I like the elaborate chair bases used in both of these figures. Embrace Japan's "Cat and Chair" ITEM #113824 is a large 1/8 scale.
Overall verdict and enjoyment----------9.5/10
Arguments for: Matsuri 1.0 was a great figure and Skytube has made a worthy successor, lots of display options (2 face parts, 2 chest parts, toys/no toys), and the chair base works well and is attractive.
Arguments against: She shares one major flaw with the original figure (the attachment point of the arms), and the original black variant of this figure had a major design flaw (the garters) although that was corrected on this variant.
I held out on getting the black version of this figure, as I was confident that Skytube would eventually do a white dress variant, and they delivered with a great figure. Matsuri would be a worthy addition to any 18+ figure collection.
Availability (as of this writing)
Easy to find pre-owned.
Both this figure and its black variant are easy to find, although if you want the black variant you will need to pay attention to the item description to see whether or not the figure includes the corrected garter parts that were eventually made. Both variants can be found preowned for around 12000 yen.
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Rocket Boy 1/6 Chitose (Renai Sample) BLOG #44028
Rocket Boy 1/6 Kurone (Asanagi original character) BLOG #41984
Rocket Boy 1/6 Slingshot Swimsuit Girl (Cle Masahiro original character) BLOG #38618
Skytube 1/6 Hermaphroditos (Ban original character) BLOG #43402
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