[NSFW] Let’s Look at Queen’s Blade’s Ta Nyan by Megahouse!

I am proud to say that there will not be a single nipple in the entirety of this figure review!

I don’t want to sound like every figure I buy is a miracle purchase but I do feel quite lucky to have found her on Onegai Oniichan for a reasonable price. Before that, I was stalking other online stores and most of them would have her in the 12,000 – 14,000 yen price range sans shipping fee. Anyway, Ta Nyan is a character from Queen’s Blade Rebellion which is a fantasy adventure series with a lot of girls getting into a lot of sexually suggestive situations quite easily. Ta Nyan is a warrior from Shai Fang (ficitonal China) who, along with her sister Sai Nyan, sets out on a journey to find a lost relic of Shai Fang and dine-and-dash in a lot of restaurants.

Ta Nyan happens to be my favorite character in terms of design. Personality wise, she’s a pretty reckless and irresponsible girl with an unhealthy obsession over the main character of Rebellion. Queen’s Blade isn’t really known for having well crafted stories…Anyway, I was initially worried that her skin would be too pale and that her red eyes would make her look like some weird Chinese vampire with nice legs. Fortunately, that’s not the case and she’s got a healthy skin color and nice legs. Also, her head is pretty well done with a lively expression and flowing hair. I like how her headband covers the spot where seams would usually be found on a figure’s hair.

Ta Nyan’s pose isn’t all too unique but it does fit her Wushu style of fighting. The flow of her hair and clothes gives Ta Nyan that sense of action which I’m not really getting from her pose.

Ta Nyan is clad in a dress similar to the traditional Chinese Qipao but her attire is made up of a combination of a sleeveless dress and a short, open jacket teasing a little bit of side boob there. Also, I’m pretty sure that the Qipao isn’t supposed to reveal that much leg. Not that I’m complaining.

I like the use of shiny red paint here. It makes her stand out more. It also puts some contrast to her smoother looking skin. Overall, the paint and sculpt of Ta Nyan is pretty good for a figure designed to be cast off.

Her sword is removable from her hand but she looks pretty awkward without it. The sword itself has a pretty simple design but I wasn’t expecting much from such a small weapon.

Her left arm is troublesome in more ways than one. First, it looks weird that she’s flashing a peace sign while probably stabbing somebody. Second, how it bends like that makes it pretty hard to remove her jacket. More on that later.

Close up on the flowing parts of her clothes. I do admire how the designers were careful to put some pretty accurate looking folds on the cloth area between her legs.

Obviously, Ta Nyan’s selling point are her bare legs. If you read some of my other figure reviews, you would probably figure out that bare legs are my thing and Ta Nyan has a beautiful pair on display.

Her base is a simple, clear plastic base with the Queen’s Blade Rebellion logo on it. I do think that it was designed to be intentionally plain to keep all the viewer focus on the figure so they obviously had something in mind while designing the base. It’s not like with some lazy manufacturers who just slap on a plain circle because they can’t think of anything else to put.

Her dress has a few visible seams which is the tradeoff to her being cast-offable.

Her hair looks gorgeous from the back. Megahouse is probably one of the better figure manufacturers around and the Queen’s Blade character designs are actually pretty cool aside from being fanservicey. I wouldn’t mind switching my collecting focus from Kotobukiya’s Shining series to Megahouse’s Queen’s Blade if it weren’t for the fact that most of the characters are half naked (Ta Nyan is considered on of the more “safe” designs. Dwell on that for a minute).

She comes with a scabbard for her sword and you could actually insert her sword in it. Again, she looks pretty awkward raising her hand without a weapon though.

Even the underside of her shoes have design. Gotta appreciate that.

Like with most Queen’s Blade figures, Ta Nyan is cast-offable. Her jacket is her first removable layer and it is removed by undoing the pegs on the bottom and raising it over her head, which is removable to make things easier. Like I said before, her left arm gets in the way with how it is posed and this actually caused me to accidentally snap a few pegs down there.

While she’s still far from being the most naked character in Queen’s Blade, she still shows a lot of skin without her jacket.

Next cast-offable piece is her dress which is removed by separating the pegs holding the back and front parts together then lifting the front part over her neck to remove it. This is much easier done than removing the jacket.

Like I said, I did everything in my power to hide Ta Nyan’s precious nipples.

So yeah, stripped her down to her skivvies only to find that some of the paint from her clothes rubbed off on her skin. This was easily fixed by wiping them away with a piece of cotton with some acetone but this still shouldn’t have happened. In fact, you could still see some faint marks on her breasts. On another note, I’m biting my lips for that sexy midriff.

Her hair can actually work as a convenient censor on certain angles.

I do think that her curved back isn’t too exaggerated. I don’t think they really bothered to make Ta Nyan stick her ass out since she has a pretty normal-looking butt. Actually, compared to some of the other Queen’s Blade characters, Ta Nyan’s physique isn’t too unrealistic. Of course, her breats are large, but hers are considered to be one of the more modest ones in the series.

Her pantsu are also one of the more modest ones in the Queen’s Blade Universe. You’d think that not a lot of detail goes to a figure’s legs but she has some visible kneepits which some manufacturers (*cough*Kotobukiya*cough*) don’t even bother putting.

Her arm can also be used as a convenient censor.

Still not giving any.

You may be wondering about the yellow parts on her panties. This is actually accurate to her original design. Here’s a reference pic taken from her book.

Oh yeah, Ta Nyan also comes with a chain to link her and her sister Sai Nyan if you buy her, but you could also use that chain with other figures.

Ta Nyan is a decent figure with a few problems here and there but not enough that they should dissuade anyone from wanting to buy her. Most of these problems come from the fact that she’s cast-offable. Obvious seams, tiny pegs that break easily, paint rubbed off from her skin, etc. I actually ended up gluing her clothes shut since I’m not really interested in seeing her nekkid and to lessen the blaring obviousness of the seams left behind. Her design is great and, for me, is in the right mix of sexy and stylish. Megahouse does a good job in sculpt and paint as they usually do and I’d put them up there with Max Factory and Alter in terms of attention to detail. On the other hand, I don’t think anyone will come home completely satisfied with this figure. If you’re like me and you’re not interested in cast-offs, you’re not going to like having to fix her clothes so they don’t fall apart. If you do want a cast off, you might find some paint rubbed off on Ta Nyan’s otherwise perfect skin. Basically, go buy her if you want her but be prepared to do a little tweaking according to how you want to have her.

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