Whether you are a seasonal anime fan or a diehard otaku, everybody loves action figures. They are cool and they also serve as nice adornments.
But… What about Plastic model kits?
On the surface, a normal person wouldn’t find any discrepancy between Plastic model kits and action figures. However, there is still a substantial disconnect between the two. One allows the user to disassemble and reassemble some of the parts or even restart from scratch, while the other is all about watching from a distance.
Psychologically speaking, what makes a plastic model kit more fun and interesting is the fact that you get to form a deeper connection with the character. And that’s exactly why Model Kits are preferred over Action figures.
While action figures are amazeballs themselves, and I’d be the first one to admit that everyone should buy them. They just don’t give you that one feeling you get, when you build something from scratch. However, plastic model kits do. And that’s where the actual fun lies.
Let’s just talk about one.
Plastic model kit “Cross Frame Girl: Brave Girl”
Simply put, this model kit is inspired by a 90s anime “King of the Braves Gaogaigar”
While you may not see many people talking about this anime these days, back in the late 90s or even early 2000s, this anime was considered a gem among gems. Some people were even bold enough to call it the best Robot anime there is…
Back to the Brave girl.
First of all, the orange hair colour makes her look adorable, we can all agree on that. Which is a good thing because hair colour is perhaps the only thing about her that shouldn’t be changed. As for what can be changed, you have an awful lot of options.
Starting from eyes and facial expressions to the way she positions her hands. Everything’s on you! You can make her look like a Shy smiling girl or a little angry Tsundere who’s about to kick somebody on the butt…Ouch. See there are many possibilities.
But that’s not all there is to it, is there?
Unless you aren’t familiar with the Cross Frame girl series, you already know that this particular kit is released as a side model for an already popular product “Cross Frame Girl Gaogaigar”. Both the main product and this one are compatible with each other. You can swap whatever you want!
This notion alone makes it obvious that there are endless possibilities as to how you can configure this model kit. And it isn’t just the Cross Frame Girl Gaogaigar either, you can also interchange components of other model kits like the Frame Arms Girl Gourai Kai.
Just take a look at the following images. Brave girl is wearing Gourai Kai’s armour as naturally as one breath’s.
What do I like the most about this Plastic model kit?
I love the mellow texture of her outfit. It isn’t over-exaggerated, just a light colour that meshes well with that cute face and orange hair.
As the wise say, “Simple is happiness.”
Why should you buy this?
If you are already a model kit collector who is always on the lookout for new and more intriguing items. Buying this would not only increase your collection but it will also allow you to experiment a little more as a lot of components are compatible with that of the other similar items, as mentioned earlier.
Get them all together in one place and let your creativity run on the loose. And if you have never had any of these model kits before then you are missing out. Getting yourself one now would be a good idea.
See. On the surface, a Plastic model kit might seem like just another portable toy. But it is so much more than that. It’s something that goes beyond age or culture. And if you still consider yourself a child at heart, then it can even bring you that feeling of temporary euphoria…