Review: Busou Shinki – Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Remember when i said i’m going to get a friend for Honoka? Well she’s here, introducing, Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina variant. So here we go another 40-ish panels worth of review of Busou Shinki’s Strarf Mk.2 Lavina. 

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Ah yes, the huge box of shinkis. But take note as my Lavina isn’t the Full Arms Package, meaning that the Full Arms Package is even THICKER than this. But it’s cool, maybe in time i will look for the FAP … FULL ARMS PACKAGE (damn that was awkward)

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

As you can see here, she is from Front Line manufacturing company. Coded FLO-17/L, as i’m sure the L code stands for the Lavina variant of the original Strarf. As usual the information on the side are in moonrunes so… i need to ask someone to decipher it one of these days along with Honoka’s.

Let’s move on with the blister run then. Oh and i call it the blister run since there are so many parts i’ll just let you see them for yourselves.

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

The reason i got Miho first was because of her colors, she looks more cute in those whites and blacks. Also because i like her exo-skeleton like shinki armor. Those kind of armors always gets me, but anyway let’s move onto her review.

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

I’ll keep it brief for her since she has all the signature traits of a shinki, but i have to point out that i like her color and lining choices. Also, the cute uniform-like outfit and her head band. It just fits somehow.

Do note that there is one major issue with mine, all her wrists have crooked swivel pegs. No, not the plug, but the swivel part of her wrist. Mine seems to be coming off really easily, to me this is bad as you need to be careful when bending her wrists to make sure it doesn’t just pop off. You can put them back again with ease but it’s still annoying.

Now let’s move on to the armored review and since her armored mode is rather tall and huge, Honoka will help her.

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

I love the fact that in her armored mode she literally towers over the other shinkis, the only ones that does so other than her was… Zelnograd and Fort Bragg if i’m not mistaken. Also the screws might be ugly at some point but you can simply just turn the hand around or switch it wo make the screws face the back instead of the front.

The little linings on her armor is also a neat touch, do note that the armor she chose to wear now isn’t even HALF of what she comes with… Meaning that there are more things on her box that you could use to switch or customize her with. I can’t imagine how much contents the full armed package has…

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Moving on to her weaponry, damn that sword is huge. It’s even longer than a tall type shinki body, you can see when Honoka is taking a look at it that the thing is huge. Probably to make a shinki-shkabob…

Also since she is more of a melee warrior she has like lots of swords. Besides the huge putz poker, she also has 2 smaller ones she can hold with her own hand. That doesn’t mean however she has no ranged means of attack, her handgun is pretty badass as it is. That thing must fire large rounds from she sheer size of its chambers… I try to look at it as Wyatt Earp’s gun on crack.

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Curious? Well, here it is. The alternate form of her armor.

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Although it is cool, as she can ride it to deliver divine punishment from the skies while riding on it, i don’t think she would need this mode too often as it literally has her main armor parts making it up. Leaving her literally open, remember when you do battle make sure your rival isn’t a long range type as they would probably pluck her off the skies like a hunter in duck hunting season.

Also, it looks cool actually… I just don’t see the need of her going into this mode unless she needs the upper hand from the air. In this case Raptias, Lirbiette and Vervietta are still the queen of the skies. Mulmertier, Fort Bragg and Zelnograd are also ones that you shouldn’t use this mode on as those 3 are specialized long range units.

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

She has shoes ∑(O_O;)

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

So with this ends our review of Miho, a Strarf Mk.2 Lavina-Variant unit. Despite the issues on her hand i see no other issues as some people had like wobbly joints and whatnots. So my verdict on her would simply be…

Recommended

Again i would only recommend her as we all run into the same problem with people collecting shinkis, either for the price or the scarce availability. But other than that, she is a recommended item for me personally.

Well anyway i took some shots of them after i told them to sit around while i do this review. It’s nice to see Honoka now has someone like her to talk with, whereas she’s usually by herself. You can probably see how excited she is, from her rather unusual playful attitude all along the review.

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

Review: Busou Shinki - Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina

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16 Replies to “Review: Busou Shinki – Strarf Mk. 2 Lavina”

  1. Once you’ve start down the Shinki path, forever will they dominate your table. XD
    Cool, the alternate form looks pretty nifty for a combat surfboard.
    Oh, by the way… My Daizengar is pretty envious of her blade.

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    1. The Waverider seems like a nice method to go for air dominance when you oponents can’t fly. And yes, shinkis are fun as hell X3

      About her sword though, she came with a lot of pointy stuff and the ones that made up her current armor is just half of the box’s contents.

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  2. Flying Spaghetti Monster? I guess it’s the effect from yesterday conversation huh? I assume Honoka was watching the screen with you with all those stupid things going on :3

    I really like the sword, it looks just like my Ignis(s) swords, red with a gradient of black and it’s really long. Let’s meet up and play with her swords, I can lend you my swords and create something like UBW scene 😀

    Last but not least, I like how you captured Honoka, the angle always emphasizes her strong points 😀

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  3. its fun to see Honoka joke. XD it’s hard to get that “serious” type of character once you’ve seen it. the flexible/transformable armor is a huge bonus i’d say. it can shoot and stab you at the same time. :3

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    1. I can make jokes and be funny… sometimes…
      … when i feel like it…

      But at least with Miho now it’s not that lonely anymore, since now I’m not the only shinki Master has.

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  4. Twin-tails are such a turn-on Miho-tan! If my memory serves my right, she was voiced by the same seiyuu sa Yuki Nagato in Battle Rondo (at least the original Strarf) Quite happy to see that Honoka-chan has a companion already 😀

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    1. Yes, she is voiced by Minori Chihara. She also voiced Yuit (Queen’s Blade Rebellion), Horizon Ariadust (Senjou no Horizon), Chiaki (Minami-ke) and Kagura Tsuchimiya (Ga-Rei Zero) among a lot others.

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    2. Yes, it’s good to have a similar friend. It’s not like i don’t get along with Master’s other girls, but they’re just not the same.

      Also, Master said something about stations and a trio but i don’t really get what he’s saying.

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  5. I thought Miho was kinda skinny at first but with the armour on she really dominates. =3 The playability seems really insane..not even half of the stuff in the box! XD

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    1. Well most of her stuff are melee pieces, so i think she’s suited for an up close and personal approach in battles. Whereas Honoka was made to be a hit and run type of combatant.

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  6. wow she’s really awesome! That armor makes her looks strong but sexy! =3 and that is a huge sword! don’t want to get ‘shinki-kebab’ with it haha! 😀 And it can transform too!! damn! that’s a nice haul! 😀

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  7. i missed out, mainly because id rather have the black version module. when i was certain i couldnt afford it, i decided to get the full arms mainstream release. but. turns out i couldnt afford it- the price on release became- hm. ill have to settle for an original release Tempesta.

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