Now obviously it goes without saying that all Shinkis are wonderful and are to be loved. However, whilst all Shinkis are equal, some Shinkis are regrettably more equal than others.
So basically, are there any Shinki toys that, compared to the usually extremely high standard for the line, just fall a little flat?
Now I can't really comment as I only own Espadia (though Lancamento and Strarf Lavina are on their way from Mandarake) but on looks alone, I have a candidate: Vitulus. Her base design is alright I suppose (though not the best by a long shot), but her armoured form is just a mess. I don't quite know what they were going for- it kinda makes her look like a grotesquely bloated, legless pregnant woman with cannons strapped to her- which, whilst potentially fitting in something like Warhammer 40,000, has absolutely no place in Busou Shinki. Is it supposed to be a gun platform? Some kind of mobility unit? On top of that, from the looks of things the modularity/parts-mixing element seems to be pretty limited with her, and the combined form with Tigris looks pretty dumb in all honesty.
Also, her alternate faceplate is really, really creepy.
So anyway, that's my (rather uneducated) opinion. What's yours?