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It was easy for me to choose who would be my first Real Action Heroes figure. I have a penchant for frill dresses, and who can be better at making Lolita outfits than Baby the Stars Shine Bright?

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This brand has collaborated with many doll makers, modelling clothes for Dollfie Dream, Blythe and Pullip, and in 2014 they worked with Medicom Toy! Even though Nuigulumar Z wasn't a smash hit (I doubt that a live action film about a Gothic Lolita turning into a bear warrior could be successful at all), I was happy to grab this RAH Ayukawa Yumeko at Mandarake. She's a limited release, so it's impossible to find her in regular anime shops.

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According to the image on her box, Dameko doll is so realistic that she can be compared to Hot Toys releases. Another picture on the back of the box recreates a scene from the film.

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It's my very first RAH, and my constant fear was, "What if RAHs aren't dolls at all? It seems that their clothes aren't removable; what if they're like Figmas with some textile glued onto them?" When I opened Dameko's box, I thought of Figma again, because the accessories were arranged in a similar way, and she also had a set of hands. Well, OK, PureNeemo have hand sets, too, and nobody will argue if PureNeemo are dolls.

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The box includes the figure, her hat, five hand pieces (odd number, hmm), Busuke the extraterrestial teddy bear and fluffy nunchaku (everything is odd here, I admit). Even if the dress is glued it looks fabulous.

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My Dameko has a defect - a dark spot on her right cheek, but the resemblance to the living person is amazing. The eyes are particularly well-detailed to every single eyelash. The mouth has, unfortunately, a sloppy painting job. The prototype had parted delicate lips; the finished product has a thick grey line across the mouth, and that doesn't look convincing.

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Some people complain that Dameko's face is weird. I think it's not the fault of Medicom Toy, it's the film character that makes a strange impression. Nakagawa Shoko, Dameko's actress, is 30; however fine she may look, she's still a little too old for Lolita fashion.

Back to the figure. All RAHs have plastic hair, and Dameko is not an exception. Her twintails can be pulled out.

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She's fully undressable (she's a doll, whoa!), and I can only sigh in awe and show you the amazing detailing of her frill dress.

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I think that her shoes are not removable or very hard to remove.

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Her hat only sits straight, I couldn't bend it the way Dameko wears it in the official pictures.

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She even has a petticoat. Good job, Baby the Stars Shine Bright!

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As far as I started undressing her, I had a look at her body and joints. She has a soft bust - no idea if it is a standard size for RAHs, but probably it is unified. Her arms, hands, legs and feet can be twisted and detached. I don't like the shoulder joints; they look allright under the clothes, but I remember RAH Saber Lily whose dress leaves her shoulders open, and it's a disturbing sight.

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Accessories testing: hands...

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... nunchaku... 

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... and the bear. The Luna of this new Sailor Senshi. Now that I think about Nuigulumar Z, it's probably not bad at all - as a parody.

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The set includes a clear stand, but Dameko can also stand on her own:

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As well as sit, of course:

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Overall, I'm very positive about my first experience in RAH. I appreciate the effort Medicom put into modelling and making of this doll, and, once again, the outfit is fantastic. Will I get another RAH? Yes, sure!

Dameko with other dolls:

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And I love her.

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