I imagine that most of the folks that click on a Perfuma review won’t want to hear this, but I’m so glad we’re to the end of the main POP girls in the line. It’s not that I don’t think they should’ve been included (I’ glad they were) and it’s not even that I don’t like them (I do), but I’m just kinda tired of them.
It’s been a variety of little things – removed articulation, lack of details, lack of accessories, wonky eyes; they’ve just not been as fun to me as some of the other figures. So they kinda became a faction to weather. Now, we’re still not done – there’s plenty of Filmation POP we still need – Granita, Hunga, etc., but Perfuma concludes the unique toy characters part of the line and that little bit of closure is making me feel better about her and the other ladies of MOTU. Now, the good thing about Perfuma is that she really don’t have any of the problems that have plagued other POP figures.
Perfuma’s sculpt actually steps away from some of the other recent POP ladies and reminds me more of Bow. Her overall look is a hybrid of the Filmation look & the toy. I really like the decisions overall except for the boots. They’re from the toy and they certainly keep an aesthetic going, but her long green legs and shoes just seem to fit her character better than the boots. When combined with the long skirt, it throws her colors off a bit. I like hot pink, but it could use more visible green to balance.
I do love the level of detail though. The gold belt and flower buckle, the etched in detail that runs throughout the dress, it all comes together nicely.
Her head sculpt is also well done. It’s definitely a Djorde sculpt, but it’s much better than Frosta’s. The hair is a little more tendril-like than flowing & natural, and maybe a little too even over her forehead. The tiara is nicely done up top and that’s also where the first accessory comes in. She’s kinda got a giant flower on her head. It’s a good flower sculpt and it fits on her head snugly. I figure I’m just going to keep it up there. If we’re going POP, we’re going all-out POP, right?
The paint is par for the line. The figure has plenty of molded colors, but the paint is crisp where it’s needed. I do have to again shout out some love to the colors. I like the pink & green combo, I just wish the green was a little more prevalent. The little details like the flowers and metallic green on the trim are all sharp and look good on the figure. Articulation is also standard: ball-joints on the neck, shoulders, & hips; swivels at the biceps, wrists, waist, & thighs, single-hinge elbows, knees, & ankles. Everything works well. The skirt does limit the hips more than I would like, but some deeper poses are possible. Continue to Page 2…