|LoongSoul XuanYan with his standard arm.|
|In an HZ uniform outfit,|
with mechanical hand.
I was highly impressed with this doll when he arrived - when I ordered him, I'd assumed that the would come with the mechanical arm only, so it was a nice surprise to find that he actually came with multiple arms and upper torso pieces. The blushing was also quite well done, although over the years, the metallic grey at the shoulder of the mechanical arm has rubbed off somewhat do to friction.
The body itself is solid with a nice weighty resin. It's well-engineered with doubled jointed knees and elbows and with fully jointed fingers on the mechanical hand. I also admire the fact that the hands are in an active/gestural position rather than a neutral one, since that adds a certain dynamism to them (at least to my eye). The face sculpt has a soft, neutral expression which was painted to have a certain wistfulness to it, but that's clearly specific to the faceup, because I've seen the same sculpt look very different in both version two and with custom paintwork.
Being within the standard body size for SD13-type dolls, he's able to wear a wide variety of ready-made outfits and won't require much (if any) alteration to patterns for the size. He also has a fairly standard head size and can share wigs with most of the larger-headed dolls in this range.
|A better view of the mecha-arm.|
|With YID Cocori|
|A side view (also with YID Cocori) and showing off the jointed hand.|
I may have been having too much fun playing with filters on this one. ;)