MegaHouse released its model of Ranka Lee as part of its Excellent Model Core Macross Frontier series a little while back, and also released a limited version of this figure that was only obtainable through a pre-order through Hobby Japan magazine. I described obtaining this figure in an earlier post, from Yahoo Japan Auctions through the Goody Japan deputy service. While a more simple figure than some of my others because Ranka is only wearing a swimsuit here, the figure itself is well-done, and comes with a fairly unique base as well to display it with.
The regular version of this figure just did not do Ranka justice, with her hair in that version some sort of shade of booger yellowish green, rather than the deep HULK gamma radiation green that she sports in the anime.
I don’t believe I’m going colorblind here. I know that this hair color is no where close to this:
The only time I confuse yellow for green is when a traffic light turns yellow and I instinctively drive faster to get through before it turns red. Then I do my best to pretend that I thought it was green, when I get pulled over by a traffic cop catching me speeding through a just-turned-red light.
The other difference between the versions is that her undergarments are colored white rather than red.
Her top is also not secured, and is cast-offable, which I will heartily revisit later on.
A simple design, but MegaHouse has done a good job modeling and painting Ranka’s body in this figure. Her hair is also well done too, and of the *cough* correct shade as well.
Of course, she has to wear pantsu that are a little bit too tight for her. Ranka is suffering from some serious constriction.
From here on out is definitely NSFW. We are traveling into deliciously flat territory at your own risk.
Although it’s still a tease, as Ranka’s oppai still have censoring stars over the most intimate area(-ola)s.
Alas, her bottom is not cast-offable.
Ranka comes with a base that for some reason says “Call Up” and “Monster Girl”, and comes with two little white wings as well, giving Ranka the appearance of some sort of loli bishoujo cherub. This Ranka does not disappoint, as I do love my swimsuit figures, and there just aren’t enough Macross Frontier figures out there. My irrational desire for limited figures definitely applies to this one as well. As for the service I used to obtain this figure, I will definitely use Goody Japan again if I come across another limited release figure that can only be found on YJA in the future. Now, I patiently wait Sheryl and the next Ranka, both also part of MegaHouse’s Excellent Model Core series.