|S.H.Figuarts Android 18|
But can this S.H.Figuarts Android No.18 by Bandai lives to that level of expectation of the evil-genius, Dr. Gero? We'll definitely find out as I'm starting to feel like Krilyn must be pervert for hitting on a pre-teenage girl. From the looks of this figure, she's definitely not 18 (in both feature and age).
I hope it's obvious to everyone that 18's boobs are lacking in size. In fact, it's too shy that it feels not there at all! Based from what I've seen from the animated TV series, this chick has quite some shape on her chest but this figure is not accurate. You may or may not remove her "denim vest" but if you do, it will definitely shake your head in disbelief. Minus the vest, the entire torso just look unappealing and so it's advisable to keep it on. For the rest of the sculpt, I got no complain; they are done right and excellent.
The figure is mostly a beautiful and vibrant palette of colours. She's clean and straight without some paint issues. 18's orange boots have the reflective finish while the rest of the figures are matted but all painted consistently from part to part.
All these accessories she brings make it easy to recreate those moments from the show as well as some fun and random poses. Android 18 comes with 4 pairs of alternate hands and 4 alternate faces. In addition, she got 2 alternate hairs and hair bangs- each one has the windswept effect type and the drop dead straight type. Like his twin brother, she also comes with a crossed-arms as seen in my Android 17 review. She also got a few interesting accessories that are not for her to wear, but for the previously released Klilyn from the same toyline that's perfect for recreating the "The 18 kissed Krillin-Scene". We got Klilyn's head having that nervous look and Android 18 having her lips protruding, ...and it's all up to you put them together. You will also get an additional left hand designed to hold the Self-Destruct Switch for Klilyn which is also included in this package.
The articulation, for the most part, is the same with our S.H.Figuarts Android 17 but has the added swivel around the biceps. The only problem with her movement, as you might have already guessed, is on half of her legs. There is no way she can do the splits with that skirt, but what can you do. She gotta have that skirt! But the articulation is well-engineered which gives this figure that nice organic look.
Should I need to say more for recommendations? The S.H.Figuarts Android 18 definitely deserves a recommendation to any DBZ action figure collectors out there. Despite the flaw, you can never find a good-looking Android 18 with some great amount of articulation than this one from Bandai.