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Good Smile Shuraki Rize and the damn peg


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When Toylet announced they were having a sale and since i already had Needa on the way i just knew i had to snag Rize as well. So this means that now i only am missing Char out of the entire Shuraki set. Now i knew that many many people had problems with Rize and her base, I felt that i’ll still get her for the sake of getting the entire set and the fact that she was on sale i’ll still get her. I thought “I’ll be extra careful and hopefully she won’t break.” Was i so wrong.


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The peg just broke off so easily and I barely touched her. It was just too delicate to hold her properly, looks like i’m gonna have to glue her to the base to prevent any further damage.


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Rize does have at least an adorable face, love the matching eyes and hair yet i feel the entire blue theme is a bit overkill.


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It could have used some more red accents on her overall design but then it does go together well.


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I just don’t like the long back skirt, takes up too much space and pulls her backwards.


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I also feel that her main outfit is a bit bulky like Needa’s as well.


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So much better without the huge backskirt!


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The Battle Damaged outfit looks nice yet is the least revealing compared to the rest of the Shuraki Ladies


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She does have such a sweet face for someone who is in a pose that looks like she’s gonna kick some butt


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Such a teeny Bra for such huge knockers, seriously how does that little piece of fabric keep those things up! It’s not physically possible!


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I don’t like her leggings at all, the leggings with those boots are just terrible!


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The terrible base that just keeps breaking on so many people! BTW least favorite shoes on any figures I own.


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Rize was a purchase to solely push me towards completing the set of the Shuraki figures. Toylet’s sale really pushed me to get it since i can’t pass up a deal! Overall her cute face is what i like the most, her outfit could have been better and the blue as i mentioned is a bit overkill with the blue eyes, hair and complete dress. The red, white and gold accents help but not much. I’m frustrated about the base but i did expect it since it has happened to so many other people. So far this year my Impulse buys have been good ones that while impulse were still given some serious thought and I’m glad i got them all and Rize is no exception. even with her faults she’s still very nice and if you do like blue then she’s the perfect girl for you!

-Figure Info-
Manufactured by Good Smile Company
1/8 Scale
Initial release in May ’08
Price of 6,800 yen

Rize isn’t as rare as some of her other Shuraki counterparts so it’s still possible to find her at some of these fine retailers, take a look!

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19 Responses to “Good Smile Shuraki Rize and the damn peg”

  1. Optic says:

    I wasn’t aware of this problem until I actually purchased her because of her skirt. I only display her in her damaged skirt version cause, I’m avoiding anymore issues I could possibly can considering I had a few with my figmas. -_-
    Really love the background. I kinda flowers mostly does the trick. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. lolipedofin says:

    Whoa… never thought that Rize had that much problem coming with her…. I only buy her solely for her sweet face… Well, and a 50% off deal.. i bought her for only 33 USD!

    She’s the only one on my collection, Char and Mishiro are on the way though..^^

    Definitely gonna look for MeiFeng… but for Needa, i dunno, her face turned me off… -_-

    Btw, I LOVE the background you put on her… it simply exudes beauty!

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  3. kimagure says:

    That bra comes with double stick tape standard.

  4. Blowfish says:

    So you are now in the same situation as me….I missed Char because my local Retailer didnt get Char due to the high demand.By the time i knew that he didnt get it she was sold out everywhere…
    Lesson learnt: Only order from Japan or big European Retailers that WILL be able to fulfill preorders… ๐Ÿ™

    The major selling point of Rize was for me besides completing the set her huuuughe dress.I was really disappointed when i heard that shes the black sheep of the shuraki series and that you have to display her in damaged mode if you dont want her peg to break.Thanks to the advice mines still in great condition ^^

    Another thing that really annoys me is that they gave her such enormous knockers that they get in the way of the helberd. <.<

    Love your flower backdrop ^_^

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  5. Dancing Queen says:

    @Optic:
    yeah i was gonna go for something to match her, but blue would have been way too myuch overkill and i didn’t have ared so i went with the flowers, i think it was the best choice in the end

    @lolipedofin:
    where did you get char from?

    @Kimagure:
    see that would get super uncomfortable arfter a while

    @Blowfish:
    i didn’t get any of them pre-ordered, igot them weither while they were in stock or on sale . and yeah the big knockers do get in the way of her holding her weapon

  6. cheez says:

    Interesting. Never knew other people had problems with this figure. I bought mine for full price and am damn happy I did. Easily the best figure of the Shuraki series, in my opinion.

    The only complaint of yours that I agree with is the outfit being bulky, but that’s always going to happen to some degree with removable outfits.

    I love the base, and I have her on display in full garb with no issues with it. Maybe I’m just lucky?

  7. Wolfheinrich says:

    Strolling by here from DC.com, I was thinking about getting the whole Shuraki set, your pictures here helped me out. Lovely flower background btw ๐Ÿ™‚ The back skirt could be a problem like you stated, but it’s not necessary if the figure is probably designed. Now is the base solid or holllow out? If it’s solid then it’s possible to insert a pin to strengthen the peg or simply replace it with a brass pin, if it’s hollow then it’s possible to fill it with polyester puddy then insert a pin.

  8. Luckily I have all my Shuraki figures in their battle damaged versions, I say luckily because that means that she won’t break her base x_x. I’ve had her for a while and so far, so good *crosses fingers*.

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  9. Shimu says:

    Wow, I really love her face, that and everything else looks very beautiful. Great pictures, i’m thinking about buying her nao what with it being a great deal too.

  10. That bra doesn’t look as if it provides adequate support, much less for someone who fights. @_@

  11. lovelyduckie says:

    I’m glad you posted…I was debating buying her on sale and trying to MAKE sure her peg doesn’t break this time. Maybe strengthen the peg with a think layer of glue that I let dry before I put her on the base. I was also thinking something along the lines of being EXTRA CAREFUL and it working out ok. But to hell with it, I’ll just balance her on the base in a corner on my shelf.

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  12. Lightosan says:

    Rize is very nice!! I love both of the dresses.

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  13. ron~ says:

    haha my peg is also broken. curse you GSC for the flaw design X_X

    this one not $20? :p

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  14. Rin says:

    Nice get!!!!!
    Love the shoot!!!!!
    I really need to complete the Shuraki collection…

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  15. mrgetalife says:

    Man i should of bought one. I was lazy and didn’t. I figured it was the least popular one and I’ll stay in stock for a long time ๐Ÿ˜‰

    As far as Char is concerned. Man I went through hell to get that figure. My first attempt ended up in a mis-delivery because the company didn’t really control the warehouse. I had to fight via my credit card company to get my refund. Basically it got “signed” for by someone at a different address. That place is Animewild.com / Phamtastic Inc in CA (I found them on AAA Anime’s Retail listing when they had it public). The guy took so long to make a claim from UPS. I at least got my money back. And I’m sure i got me refund because the guy never answered his cellphone which is listed on the merchant account on my credit card bill. So buyer beware about that place.

    Then as this was happening I scrambled to e-bay it from japan and ended up with Two of them. Because I won 2 of them. For about $230 out of pocket. And by some miracle i was able to re-ebay one off for $140 before shipping so I broke even.

    The only good thing for those who don’t have Char is that it appears Good Smile is doing some Re-issues/re-runs of the series.. Or so the places say. Char was complex so it’d be a hard knockoff with Book and CD.

  16. Meimi132 says:

    Ahh the Shuraki figures… They’re all so pretty… I want one… But not now…. other things to buy… like the Freeing Nagi… Are you still getting her or have you cancelled your preorder after the new pics came out?

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  17. phossil says:

    >>not physically possible… I was kind of thinking the same, but she looks gorgeous!!
    If I buy her I think I will keep her undressed..lol.

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  18. ETERNAL says:

    It’s a shame about the base, but the figure looks pretty nice overall. The shoes might not make sense but I still like them ๐Ÿ˜›

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  19. Leonia says:

    Your picture are beautiful. Decorations emphasizes really this figure.

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