This version of Yoko is actually very impressive for a prize figure. She’s very tall, and while you can tell that her quality isn’t the same as premium figures, she’s still a lot better than many I’ve seen myself. That said, she’s one of those figures that doesn’t have many flattering angles; she’s got a definite case of the “good side” syndrome. I think a lot of that is caused by how awkwardly her back bends – it definitely hurts how she looks from some angles. Also, I didn’t take a great picture of it this time, but her skull logo stand is really cool and definitely a nice touch.

As for the photoshoot itself, with Christmas having just come and gone, I’d been itching to try creating a bokeh effect with some of the leftover Christmas lights. It turned out to be pretty easy to achieve the effect – I might do a write up on that soon. Aside from the lights in the background (which were not really providing any light to the figure), I lit Yoko with a white lamp and a red lamp on either side. The white lamp was flagged, making sure that none of the light leaked into the background. I think it came out pretty well, but I’d like to try again with a more colourful selection of lights and a different subject.


By Scott Bennett

Artist, writer and photographer. I review anime figures over @WaifuWatchBlog. I like gacha games.