Medicchu Yamato Review/Gallery

Let's Review: Medicchu Kancolle Yamato

Continuing with the Kancolle theme, we will be taking a look at yet another figure from the vastly popular series. This time, the spotlight is on Yamato from the Medicchu series. Many of you would be no strangers to these really cute deformed figures which are sold at quite a premium. Before we jump into today's quick review, here is some general information about Yamato:
  • Manufacturer: Phat! & Good Smile Company
  • Series: Medicchu
  • Price: 4,000 Yen
  • Release Date: 25th November 2015
  • Scale: Non-scale
  • Height: 70 mm
  • Material: PVC

Closeup. For its size, the facial details of Yamato are really impressive.

Sakura petals are laden everywhere fitting Yamato's lady-like image

Even her hairband which is made of sakura petals is really well detailed and sculpted. Plus, there are no visible head seams too which is a huge plus point!

Equally impressive are the various brown tones used for her hair. It looks very nice when displayed under natural light.

Her outfit is also meticulously executed with accurate color separation and fine detailing. Note the yellow details at the hem of Yamato's skirt.

The bright orange "radar" umbrella is also present and it is a removable part. Because of that, it does have the tendency to fall off quite a bit as the connection is rather loose.

Here is a look at it from a different angle. Lovely bright orange!

Here is a close look at Yamayo's array of battleship-class cannons.

For a cute figure, these cannons still look mighty intimidating attributed to both their size and quantity.

Put together, it creates a juxtaposition of sorts which you may either come to love or hate.

Regardless of whether you love or hate it, there is no denying that Yamato's heavy armaments have been faithfully reproduced in Medicchu form.

It may not have the mobility of a Nendoroid but, the details are undoubtedly spot on. Every groove, notch and rivet present just further lends to this aspect.

If there is one criticism I have for the Medicchu Yamato, that would be the price. At 4000 Yen, buyers are looking at Nendoroid money for what is essentially a fixed deformed-scale figure. It would be fine if the Nendoroid Yamato did not exist as a competitor but that, in itself, costs 3000 Yen more.

There is no denying the detail and quality the Medicchu Yamato but, one cannot help but think that a large sum of what you are paying is going essentially to the armaments. We know this because other Medicchu from the Kancolle series who do not have significant armaments cost half as much.

All of this comes back to the point of whether you love or hate the cannons. Some may find it indispensable while, others may find it too obstructive. Very likely, this will be the sole factor in deciding the purchase rather than the price.

Although, if price is a factor, Amiami is now offering Yamato on sale at only 1500 Yen. That is a real steep discount and one you should definitely go for if you have been considering getting this figure.
All in all, the Medicchu Yamato is a sublime example of what a top notch deformed scale figure should be like. Superb coloring, sculpting and a meticulous attention to detail make this a must have for many Kancolle fans. Price may be a prohibitive factor but, many consider it a fair price of admission. 

In a few days, we will be taking a look at yet another Medicchu but, this time it will be something from the opposing Abyssal Fleet instead. Hope you look forward to that! In the meantime, thanks so much for reading and have yourself a fantastic day ahead!


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