Fireball is a short segmented show in Disney Channel Japan, where (princess) Drossel Von Flugel starts up all kind of shenanigans with his mechanical butler. I suppose it was popular enough in Japan, so GoodSmile Company made figma of Drossel.
The box has nice design and subtle color scheme to it. Bottom left corner of clear display plastic shows Disney Channel logo.
Drossel comes with bevy of accessories: 8 extra hands, a book, figma stand, combat headgear, gigantic jet booster head extension, jet booster pieces, poster board background of Drossel’s castle, and plastic zip bag to put all the accessories in. A lot of thoughts went into these pieces, even something as mundane as zip lock bag. One problem that seems to be universal with figmas are that the figma stand does not peg onto the figure well. This still occurs with Drossel, making the preparation for any poses requiring the stand quite a chore.
Drossel’s book looks solid and has great amount of details on it, including written words on pages. The problem is, Drossel can’t hold onto the book tight. There are no pegs on either the book or any of the hands, and the only hand that can hold the book well with one hand would be open palm hand. It’s a hassle trying to stablize the book while putting Drossel in literature fan pose.
White comes out as Drossel’s dominant color scheme, with some blacks for joints and details. Her eyes are clear deep blue plastic, which creates nice reflective effect. Glossy paint finish really brings out Drossel’s character, further reinforcing Drossel’s robotic personality. Not only does Drossel has bolt details over her body, but on back of her head and pony tails there are gray word prints, such as ‘Firmengruppe Heizregister’. I have no idea what that means.
Drossel has excellent range of pose-abilities. Her pony tails are on ball joints, ball-jointed neck, ball/hinge hybrid shoulder joints, both arms and hands can pivot and bend, ball-jointed waist, ball-jointed hips, knees can bend far back even though It’s not on double-joint, ankle can lean front, back and pivot sideways. The ball joints on ponytails can be hit-or-miss, as my Drossel’s left ponytail is bit loose. This causes the ponytail to fall off sometimes while trying to pose Drossel.
On to the head extensions, but first.
Drossel’s combat headgear pegs onto the pegs on the temple
of Drossel’s head (remove the ponytails first). The headgear fits on well,
and it looks great while doing so. The ribbons are clear blue plastic, and
the headgear has floral designs on it. The designs apps are solid with no
blemishes and everything is solid overall.
Agito! I heard you can’t perform your Rider Kick properly. Let me teach you how it’s done.
And that’s how Rider Kick is done.
Onto the other head extension
To apply flight extension, remove any head extensions (combat or ponytail) first. Then, peg the ball-joint pegs on the flight extension onto the holes in back of Drossel’s head. Much like the combat headgear, the flight extension has details such as floral design and bolts on the extension. Also, the flight extension isn’t too heavy to the point Drossel would fall over.
To switch into flight mode, unpeg the default side pieces on the head extension and replace them with jet booster pieces.
Yeah. I can fly.
A preview for the next toy review?
4.5 IDK MY BFF SARI out of 5
My first figma, and I’m quite impressed, with its huge amount of accessories and pose-ability. If it wasn’t for ponytail falling off and the figma stand not pegging in properly, it would’ve gotten perfect 5. Still, any figma enthusiasts out there should keep an look out for this gem.