Well, as you may know, I reviewed the Revoltech Chosokabe in the Revoltech Queen's blade thread, because this one didn't exist before. For posterity's sake, I'm moving it here. *Ahem* her it is.
I'll do a review of Chosokabe for the hell of it, because he's so awesome. What I love about Chosokabe the most is his Anchor weapon and its chain. The chain is very flexible with a peg on one end, and I've even posed it spiraling outwards around the weapon. The weapon itself has a peg on each end, one right below the anchor and one near the end of the..... Bar I guess you could call it. Anyways, this means that he can ride the anchor like he does in the games, and it is awesome! Also, the Anchor part can detatch and attatch to the chain, meaining that it can be used somewhat like a ball and chain, and the peg right below the anchor means that you can use the included stand to support it. I have my figure posed mid swing that way. You have to see it to get what I'm talking about I suppose.
The figure also has an alternate face, which for the life of me I can't figure out how to replace the normal one with. He also has hands in fists as well as in two in a universal grasping position (ie the only difference is one is the right hand and one is the left) and one alternate grasping hand. He also has a hand for giving a thumbs up. Or a thumbs down, depending on how you look at it.
Now, aside from the usual problems with revoltechs (such as neck articulation being wacky) there are a couple of things I really don't like about this figure. For one thing, his... Um, I don't know what you'd call it really, but he has a piece of "Cloth" hanging down in a fixed pose rather low, leading to potential balance issues as well as the fact that he can't really sit down. I guess you could say it's the lower part of his coat?
Then there's the strange way the torso is connected to the waist. Namely the fact that it isn't. It's attatched to that part I was talking about before, which is in turn attatched to the waist. Not only can this lead to posing problems, it can also lead to some simply weird looking gaps. His neck and torso have a similar problem, but it's not nearly as bad. I would have preffered both parts of his coat to be removable however so that they don't get in the way. The sleeves of his coat (which he wears over his shoulders) are slightly poseable, forever picked up by the movement of the air. Of course, the revoltech joint holding one of them broke inside the socket when I was trying to move it, so I could use tips on extracting the stuck part and glueing it back together without neutering the joint. Anyways, this figure is VERY impressive in terms of detail, and despite all of the flaws, I would highly reccomend it, even if you only get it for his weapon. I cannot stress how awesome his weapon is.