Medicchu Northern Princess Review & Gallery

Let's Review: Medicchu Northern Princess

We are back again with another quick review for today. This time, taking a look at a Medicchu from a different side of the Kancolle field, the Abyssal Fleets. Known by many names from Northern Princess to Hokuhou Seiki, this Abyssal Aviation Battleship is perhaps best known, to fans, as Hoppou-chan. We will be taking a closer look at the Medicchu version of Hoppou-chan in a bit. For now, let us gloss over some basic information about this figure.
  • Manufacturer: Phat! & Good Smile Company
  • Series: Medicchu
  • Price: 3,500 Yen
  • Release Date: 8th November 2015
  • Scale: Non-scale
  • Height: 70 mm
  • Material: PVC

Just like the Yamato I reviewed before this, Medicchu Hoppou does not disappoint in the detailing department one bit. From her pale white skin, fluffy white hair to her large red eyes, everything has been reproduced extremely well. Held in her arms is a miniature Zero fighter plane, something Hoppou-chan seems to be very fond off. 

Matching her expressions are also, her equally detailed armaments. They still look rather terrifying despite being presented in a deformed scale. Since Hoppou-chan, is an Aviation Battleship, she comes equipped with several fighters of her own seen here as those dark brown teethed orbs with point ears. How they resemble fighter planes is well beyond me. Accompanying that is, what is likely, the most terrifying looking winch.

On her other side, there are the double barreled turrets which look really mean especially with those teeth. That said, the turret has been scaled down slightly compared to the official art likely for proportional reasons.

There is also another fighter on the hovering above Hoppou's right side. This one has a flame effect emanating from its mouth which is a really nice touch. Not to mention, clear orange parts are used for the flame effect too!

Good luck getting that Zero back now that she has her hands on it.

Here is a closer look at the winch monster in all its crimson glory. Note how the center of the winch is painted yellow while the gaps between the teeth are lined black. It is a really careful attention to detail especially when you realize just how minuscule this part actually is.

Moving onto the other side, here is a closer look at the rear end of the turret. A cable-like appendage connects to the turret which loops all the way around back and links to the winch. While I am unsure, the flat panel on the the side of the turret does somewhat resemble a runway especially with its white strip. 

All in all, the details are production qualities are top notch as you would come to expect from the Medicchu line of deformed figures. That said, the issue of price can not be avoided whenever addressing these figures. At 3,500 Yen, Hoppou costs just 500 Yen more than Yamato while sporting significantly less armaments and detailing. Make no mistake, this is a tall price to ask for a deformed scale figure.

Objectively, should you decide to pull the trigger and get Hoppou, you would not be disappointed. Financially speaking though, it would be between you and your wallet to make that decision. The fact that GSC already makes a Nendoroid of Hoppou just makes that decision that much tougher. In terms of value, I'm sure you know which I would suggest.

Alright, that is all for today's review as I leave you with this official art of the feared Northern Princess. Until next time, thanks for reading and have yourself a great day ahead!


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