Thursday 16 August 2012

Phat Company's Scanty & Kneesocks + Fastener Figure Set

Phat Company Scanty & Kneesocks

While the Panty and Stocking figure set may be great, its arguably the least interesting set of the four Phat Company have released as the characters in their generic costumes are available via a variety of costumes (also available is the highly-coveted-by-me Angel ver. set, and a limited edition version of their police uniforms with the colours done by clothing company Galaxxxy). But alongside the three Panty/Stocking sets is one featuring characters whom as far as I know have not had any other form of figure release. I'm talking of course about the demon sisters and series bad guys Scanty and Kneesocks. After rewatching the series I've found myself liking these characters more and more, so picking them up really couldn't have come at a much better time.

Phat Company Scanty & Kneesocks Box Front

Like their angel counterparts Scanty and Kneesocks are packaged in the same "You either open it or keep it MISB forever. You can't have it both ways." bubble packaging, only their colourful card features a lot more red and green rather than pink and yellow. The two are also in a generic character pose, Scanty looking somewhat perturbed with her cane and her sister in a (really nice looking) walking posture. Little details such as the ones on their school uniforms and Kneesocks "rrrrrrrules" book have been nicely replicated, as well as hair tone and very well done eye paint.

Phat Company Scanty & Kneesocks Scanty 01

Phat Company Scanty & Kneesocks Kneesocks 01

Not to be outdone by Chuck, his demonic counterpart Fastener has also made his way into this set. While he may not be quite as detailed as Chuck, this is largely due to him have a much simpler design in the show itself. The figure stands are identical to the ones that came with Panty and Stocking, only this time their moulded in a much more fitting clear red plastic.

Phat Company Scanty & Kneesocks Fastener

If you've bought the Panty and Stocking set, these two would make an excellent display addition. If you like the series but don't plan on getting the Panty/Stocking set, you should get these on the basis of them being possibly the only figure versions of the characters around. Merchandise for the show is naturally going to decrease as it gets older, and I'd imagine any statue versions of the characters that come will probably be based on their transformation designs. I'm somewhat biased in my opinion because this was the set that I bought, but the demon sisters definitely come out on top when you compare the two. Again, they'll probably cost you a little more than retail on the aftermarket, but even so it won't be hard to find them at a price that's worth it.

Phat Company Scanty & Kneesocks Box BackPhat Company Scanty & Kneesocks Back

Phat Company Scanty & Kneesocks Scanty 02Phat Company Scanty & Kneesocks Kneesocks 02

Phat Company Panty, Stocking, Scanty and Kneesocks

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