This time I got for myself this very lovely rendition of one cute little half-ghost gardener – Youmu Konpaku. Not every manufacturer make Touhou’s figurines and Griffon Enterprises one of those you can get them from. Also, it’s my first figure from Griffon too, so we will see how good they are in terms sculpturing and painting. Youmu Konpaku’s from Touhou series of games where she is a gardener at Hakugyokurou mansion and personal bodyguard of its sole resident – Lady Yuyuko. But for now, lets look at the box itself. It’s pretty much ordinary glossy box with four windows so you can look inside from all sides. Illustrations on box is actually not so good. They are little bit dark and low contrast at the same time. It’s either original photos was not perfect, or printing wasn’t done carefully enough. For example, Wave’s Mikazuki Yozora has much better illustration on its box.At least, box have illustrations taken from different angles, so you can see how figure looks from the back.
Actually, figure itself looks way better in real life than on pictures printed on the box.
As with many others figurines, this one come inside protective plastic case and additionally wrapped in polyethylene film.
Such cute face! But if I remember right, her eyes color is dark blue in games.
And now, when I finally took her out of the box, lets look at her in full height. Don’t see any imperfection in sculpturing and colors are superb, especially skin tones.
Also, isn’t her ribbon was black in ZUN illustrations? It’s not that i complain, I like this red version too.
Her amber eyes are very lovely and there are lot of details in hair, tie and ribbon. Hand gestures are cute too, I must say.
But my most beloved part is probably Youmu’s perfectly slender legs which she hide under that skirt almost all the time.
Damn be that skirt for hiding Youmu delicious legs!
Pretty unusual detail here is this metal plate with figure name.
Youmu’s another ghost self “Myon” (as fans prefer to call it) made out of clear plastic and looks good enough.
Both of her swords – Roukanken and Hakurouken, made with great attention to every little detail.
Apparently, we drift a little bit of our main point of attraction. So lets go back to Youmu’s perfect legs.
I bet, everyone want to know what kind of panties Youmu wear under that skirt.
What?! Youmu is wearing plain white panties! But I was hope it will be some kind of black lace ones. Just kidding.
I hope there are some people with knee-pit (popliteal?) fetish, or this fine sculpting will go to waste.
Myon is made from two parts that connects to each other and to figure body near waistline. I prefer it to be made as a single part, but that is hard to do with casting, probably
And some close shots of Youmu’s hands. If i remember it right, in games she usually wear short sleeved shirt.
And that’s it.
Final impressions: I should say that I quite like Youmu and Griffon did very good rendition of her, so now it’s one of my favorite figurines in my collection. Lets hope there will be more figurines of Touhou characters. I’d like to get good one of Sakuya and Aya for example. As for this figure, you can get it at usual places like Hobby Search or AmiAmi.
All pictures was taken with my trusty Nikon D50 with outstanding AF Nikkor 35-135mm f:3.5-4.5 Macro Zoom lens.