Hello friends! Today we’ll be taking a look at the Edelgard von Hresvelg figma from Good Smile Company.
“It’s not possible to change the world without sacrifice. Dying for the greater good is not a death in vain.”
Edelgard von Hresvelg is one of the three house leaders found in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Fire Emblem is a tactical strategy game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the 16th entry in the series and was met with praise after release. Holding herself with dignity and always maintaining a formal front, axe-wielder and princess, Edelgard is next in line to become emperor of her empire.
- Edelgard von Hresvelg
- Smiling face plate
- Shouting face plate
- Killer Axe
- Articulated figma stand
- 7 hand parts
- Extra wrist joint
- Figma storage bag
If you own either the Corrin or Lucina figma figures that released prior, this Edelgard is fairly similar in terms of detail. Everything in the promotional artwork for Fire Emblem: Three Houses is faithfully recreated in this figure.
Paint issues aren’t usually a problem with figures from Good Smile Company. I did notice a few minor spots on the face plates that definitely weren’t supposed to be there, but this is probably unique to my figure.
Both her cape and her hair are split into two posable parts, allowing for more dynamic displays. Characters with long hair can be difficult to pose because it sometimes restricts head movement, but this hair split seems to solve that issue. The Amyr is a bit heavy for her arms to hold, especially when you’re trying to pose her pointing it straight out. This weapon also has two points of articulation. The bows in her hair are completely static, which might be a problem to some. This figure articulates with great ease and the poses on the box can be recreated with little effort.
This figma retails for $83.99 directly through Good Smile Company. While I love Fire Emblem, and Nintendo in general, I do feel that this price is a bit steep for what it offers. Two weapons and one extra face plate doesn’t seem like enough to me. All three Fire Emblem figma figures are similar in price and contents, so there may something involved in licensing or production that I’m not aware of.
All of the figma figures I’ve had the opportunity to get my hands on have all been great. Good Smile Company and Max Factory do a great job translating characters from various sources of media into figures. This Edelgard figma is very representative of her character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses found in the first half in the game. It would have been great to see a DX version of this figure bundled with an additional body wearing her second outfit.
I’d recommend this figure to anyone who is a fan of the Fire Emblem series, though prepare yourself for secondary market prices. I expect this figure to have another release if figma figures for Claude and Dimitri are made.
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Last modified: September 18, 2020