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Figure Unboxing and Review: Fate Grand Order Mash Kyrielight (Stronger)

Shielder class, Mash Kyrielight, has another figure and this is by the acclaimed company Stronger which is a reputable company that has made many popular figures. In fact, this figure of Mash is a 1/7 scale that stands at 31 centimeters and is able to swap two different arms (with and without full armor) and also between two different waist armor pieces, so you can display them with or without the armor.
In the blister you can see the two different sets of arms that Mash comes with. The default waist armor that the figure is donning is the most revealing of the three. The small metallic colored waist armor piece to her right helps her to look more battle-ready. 
From the back of the blister, you can see the intricate designs on her shield as well as a sword and cape that comes with one of her alternate waist armor.
Right out of the blister, let's focus on her base. The base is small and compact, featuring the wallpaper with blue skies and clouds from the FGO mobile game. This is simple and effective, adding a different color scheme to Mash but not stealing the limelight from her.

The base also reflects onto the armor on Mash's legs and her shoes, making them take on a purplish hue that fits her color scheme perfectly! Not to mention that the effort placed into the sculpting of Mash's shoes is just spectacular - all the little folds and details are properly represented and the overall look is so posh yet realistic~
There are two pegs on the base, one for Mash and for the shield that she comes with. Both Mash and the shield attaches extremely tightly to the base so I'll highly recommend deciding on how you would like to display them before putting them on the base so you'll not risk breaking anything when taking them off the base. It also seems to be easier to put Mash onto the base before attaching the shield.
As this is a review for Mash, I'll showcase Mash with all three different designs for her waist armor as well as how both arms looks with the shield. Here's the complete appearance of Mash with the default waist armor look and less armored hands to hold the shield behind her.

Something that I don't like about this figure is how you can't see the intricate designs on the outside of the shield as only the inside is facing the front. 

However as such, more effort is also placed into making the inside look more appealing, for instance adding a brown gradient and shading at the edges, as well as the addition of a silver metallic paint flanked by clean dark grey borders at almost all the sides.
Next up is Mash with her first waist armor and full-armored arms (image below). Intricate sculpting that brings all the rivets and engraving to life as well as paintwork to make the ensemble appear as though it's really metal. Mash's arm is also sculpted to have slight biceps and shaded to make her look lean and muscular. The slight bulge above the armor also realistically conveys the tightness and weight of these armor pieces. 

Back to the waist armor. This one has a small gap to add some feminism into her look. Unfortunately, I am not into FGO and do not understand the nuances between the different armors, but I believe that if you do know them, this figure would be a lot more meaningful for you!

The next waist armor (image below) is slightly different, with three metal plates below the gap instead of just one. I find this armor the most alluring of all, especially with her sword and cape as it creates a very nice color contrast between the purple-tinted armor and the royal blues adorning her sword. The gold right and stripes stands out well and lightly matches the gold on her sword's hilt. The only shortcoming here is that the blue belts can be sculpted to look like they are looping through the hoop instead of merely looking as if they molded into the hoop itself.

I love how the purple cape part splays out so beautifully, adding a touch of movement and dynamism to the figure!

Mash's facial expression is as stoic as she is usually depicted and the paintwork and decals are carefully applied. Minimal shading is done to her face and skin to help keep it look soft and youthful. Though the effort saved on this aspect is utilized to improve the sculpt and paint work. Other than the armor parts I've mentioned earlier, I actually think that the sculpting for Mash's hair is beautiful. The ends of her hair are also crisp and sharp and some shading is done to add the perception of depth and volume to her hair.
There are also no visible hair seams even at the top of her head, and darker shades of pinks and purple are used to shade in between the layers of her hair. Even the start of the ahoge appears to be rather natural looking!
 ~ Reina

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