I was searching for anime of knight fantasy anime and I came across 'Claymore'. It's more of a dark fantasy anime set in medieval era. I find rather intriguing with good fight scenes of brute and gore. In fact, I'm a latecomer to knowing this manga adaptation. The story centered on Clare, monster hunter working under an organization where their agents wield oversized sword like Claymore used by Scottish warrior, particularly 'William Wallace'. Even though Clare is ranked lowest of all Claymores at number 47, she's no weakling when it comes to slaying Yomas and has even managed to kill several Awakened Beings! The anime also tells how Clare's fate intertwined with Theresa, the Fade Smile.
I was looking around for Clare's figure however the authentic 1/8 scale figure by Megahouse was long sold out and many around the market are overpriced. One which I found locally would cost S$170/-. I then came across the replica on eBay going around 20 over bucks including shipping and deciding to order it. For figure at this budget, I'm really in not right to complain on inconsistencies and defects. On the contrary, I rather please and making the best out of it. The replica figure looks ok from a distance but at close up, the eyes are an obvious give away. Her eyes looked like she's about to turn into a Yoma (monster in the anime).
This 18cm PVC figure of Clare can be posed wielding her claymore sword, bearing her insignia, in her right hand or with her weapon stored behind, on the cape. Ilena's sacrificed right arm is provided as an interchangeable right arm for Clare that can also wield the claymore. Another major flaw of the replica is the white stand base. The plastic used are of poor quality and the red paint used on the word 'Claymore' smeared badly. The figure is loosely supported by a peg and wobble a lot. I have instead replaced it with another base to overcome it.