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30th Nov '13 2:01:00 PM StFan
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Busou Shinki is a line of female action figures produced by {{Konami}} since 2006. The figures, called MMS ('Multi Moveable System') figures, are highly poseable and [[CombiningMecha feature many interchangeable parts]]. Several body designs are available, but they are not all compatible with each other, even though they all use the same peg-sizes. Most figures consist of a basic body with add-on weapons and armor parts. Another type of release are the [[MechaExpansionPack EX sets]], which only consist of armor and weapons and require the buyer to already own a MMS body. Furthermore, blank bodies that include a stand are also sold for customization purposes or use with EX sets. Each figure stands about 15 cm tall, which amounts to 1:1 scale, as each Shinki is supposed to be a [[HumongousMecha small robot]].

Each figure [[MerchandiseDriven includes a code that allows the figure to be unlocked]] in Konami's on-line Battle Rondo game and Diorama Studio. Each figure has been designed by a known Japanese artist.

The series has had a short-lived US release. After a hiatus of several months in 2009, new figures have been announced for 2010.

Incidentally, this line of toys is the brainchild of Fumikane Shimada, who is also responsible for SkyGirls and StrikeWitches.

The toys received two anime adaptations, the ''Busou Shinki Moon Angel'' downloadable episode in 2011 and the ''[[Anime/BusouShinki Busou Shinki]]'' [[Fall2012Anime TV series in 2012]].

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!!Trope Examples:

* AbsoluteCleavage
* AnimeHair - Including GirlishPigtails and HimeCut
* BadassAdorable - Considering that every character is a RobotGirl with a varying amount of weaponry, this trope is rather prevalent.
* BareYourMidriff
* BilingualBonus - "Murmeltier" is german for "Woodchuck". Because of this, Murmeltier's been given the nickname of "Panzer Voodchuck" by the english-speaking community.
* TheCameo - There's a rare shinki of [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/3290583680_73f02ee5ab_o.jpg Nagi Sanzenin]] from ''Manga/{{HayateTheCombatButler}}'', aptly named the "MMS Type ''{{Ojou}}''", and an even rarer shinki of [[http://www.astrobunny.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/wpid-2q05213.jpg Aisaka Taiga]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', naturally named the "MMS Type [[PintSizedPowerhouse Palmtop Tiger]]".
* CanonImmigrant - Tsugaru is originally from ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}''.
* CatFight - the premise of the games ''Battle Rondo'' and ''Battle Masters'' essentially.
* CatGirl - Maochao. There's also a ferret girl, a dog girl, and a squirell girl. All of them are adorable.
* CrackIsCheaper: [[invoked]] [[InUniverse In the lore]], a Shinki costs about the same as a high-end computer.
** Translates to real life too - that Shinki in the image? Get ready to shell out 20000 yen for her used. At the LEAST.
* CuteMonsterGirl - some of the themed armor.
* DevelopmentHell: MMS Type Motorcycle Estoril and MMS Type Cruiser Jill Rivers; two prototype Shinkis with armor that could be configured into a Motorcycle mode. Sadly, there has been no word from Konami on ''if'' they ever come out.
* EmpathyPet - Maochao, Howling, etc.
* EldritchAbomination - Maryceles, MMS Type Tentacles, is themed after the creatures from the CthulhuMythos.
* {{Expy}}- Xiphos. Blond chick in an armored dress and wielding a sword? [[FateStayNight Where have we seen that before?]]
* FanNickname - "Babypuncher" for Juvisy, due to how powerful she could become in ''Battle Rondo'' if she's given the right parts.
* FloralThemeNaming - Flower and Seed Type.
* HellHound-Gabrine.
* IdolSinger - [[MagicalGirl Schmetterling]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter - Most of the Japanese-themed characters.
* KnightInShiningArmor - Xiphos.
* [[{{Youkai}} Kitsune]] - Renge.
* MythologyGag - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJjLeWQz4Ek Tsugaru listening to music during the 2nd opening of "Battle Rondo"]].See "''CanonImmigrant''", up above.
* [[MoeAnthropomorphism Mecha Musume]] - all of them.
* {{Mons}} - The entire premise of the line.
* {{Ninja}} - Fubuki and Mizuki
* NoExportForYou - There was a short North American release of the franchise, but it came as quickly as it went. And with the current market, your best bet for getting one is importing.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent[=/=]OurDemonsAreDifferent-Arnval and Strarf(Type Angel and Type Devil, respectively) are the very first examples any Shinki fan could think of, although a few other figures use a similar theme.
* PaintedOnPants - or very tight [[LatexPerfection body suit]]
** The most famous example is Graffias, MMS Type Scorpion, who's outfit can be generously described as "Duct tape".
* PaletteSwap - About half of the exclusives are recolors of regular releases.
** EvilTwin- The Dengkei exclusives of Eukrante, Ianeira, Arnval, and Strarf (Well, more like good twin, but whatever), as well as Arnval MK. II Tempesta, Strarf Mk. II Ravina, Altines, and Zielbellen.
* PantyShot - Schmetterling has [[HandOrObjectUnderwear ''armored'' panties]] and a skirt that's [[ShowgirlSkirt quite revealing on the front]]. There's also Baby Razz, who has much less ridiculous-looking painted on panties.
* PettingZooPeople - about half of the line, usually with UnusualEars either using armor pieces or hair.
* ThePowerOfRock - Baby Razz, Type Electric Guitar.
* RobotMaid
* {{Samurai}} - Benio.
* SantaClaus - Tsugaru.
* SchoolSwimsuit - Two of the blank MMS bodies are essentially this, being featured in blue and white.
* SeashellBra- Ianeira.
* SensualSpandex - without nipples or camel toe, but if Konami could have gotten away with it...
* SmallGirlBigGun - There's ''lot'' of this.
* TokenMiniMoe - The MMS 3rd Small body type invokes this image, with the 1st and 3nd Tall body types being OneHeadTaller (MMS 2nd is dedicated to licensed characters, the sole difference from 1st being that their chest doesn't come off).
* TransformingMecha - several armor sets.
* {{Underboobs}}
* ZettaiRyouiki - easily realised by swapping parts.

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Busou Shinki is a
'''Busou Shinki''' may refer to:

* Toys/BusouShinki, the Creator/{{Konami}}
line of female action figures produced by {{Konami}} since 2006. The figures, called MMS ('Multi Moveable System') figures, are highly poseable and [[CombiningMecha feature many interchangeable parts]]. Several body designs are available, but they are not all compatible with each other, even though they all use figures.
* ''Anime/BusouShinki'',
the same peg-sizes. Most figures consist of a basic body with add-on weapons and armor parts. Another type of release are the [[MechaExpansionPack EX sets]], which only consist of armor and weapons and require the buyer to already own a MMS body. Furthermore, blank bodies that include a stand are also sold for customization purposes or use with EX sets. Each figure stands about 15 cm tall, which amounts to 1:1 scale, as each Shinki is supposed to be a [[HumongousMecha small robot]].

Each figure [[MerchandiseDriven includes a code that allows the figure to be unlocked]] in Konami's on-line Battle Rondo game and Diorama Studio. Each figure has been designed by a known Japanese artist.

The series has had a short-lived US release. After a hiatus of several months in 2009, new figures have been announced for 2010.

Incidentally, this line of toys is the brainchild of Fumikane Shimada, who is also responsible for SkyGirls and StrikeWitches.

The toys received two
2012 anime adaptations, the ''Busou Shinki Moon Angel'' downloadable episode in 2011 and the ''[[Anime/BusouShinki Busou Shinki]]'' [[Fall2012Anime TV series in 2012]].

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!!Trope Examples:

* AbsoluteCleavage
* AnimeHair - Including GirlishPigtails and HimeCut
* BadassAdorable - Considering that every character is a RobotGirl with a varying amount of weaponry, this trope is rather prevalent.
* BareYourMidriff
* BilingualBonus - "Murmeltier" is german for "Woodchuck". Because of this, Murmeltier's been given the nickname of "Panzer Voodchuck" by the english-speaking community.
* TheCameo - There's a rare shinki of [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/3290583680_73f02ee5ab_o.jpg Nagi Sanzenin]] from ''Manga/{{HayateTheCombatButler}}'', aptly named the "MMS Type ''{{Ojou}}''", and an even rarer shinki of [[http://www.astrobunny.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/wpid-2q05213.jpg Aisaka Taiga]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', naturally named the "MMS Type [[PintSizedPowerhouse Palmtop Tiger]]".
* CanonImmigrant - Tsugaru is originally from ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}''.
* CatFight - the premise of the games ''Battle Rondo'' and ''Battle Masters'' essentially.
* CatGirl - Maochao. There's also a ferret girl, a dog girl, and a squirell girl. All of them are adorable.
* CrackIsCheaper: [[invoked]] [[InUniverse In the lore]], a Shinki costs about the same as a high-end computer.
** Translates to real life too - that Shinki in the image? Get ready to shell out 20000 yen for her used. At the LEAST.
* CuteMonsterGirl - some of the themed armor.
* DevelopmentHell: MMS Type Motorcycle Estoril and MMS Type Cruiser Jill Rivers; two prototype Shinkis with armor that could be configured into a Motorcycle mode. Sadly, there has been no word from Konami on ''if'' they ever come out.
* EmpathyPet - Maochao, Howling, etc.
* EldritchAbomination - Maryceles, MMS Type Tentacles, is themed after the creatures from the CthulhuMythos.
* {{Expy}}- Xiphos. Blond chick in an armored dress and wielding a sword? [[FateStayNight Where have we seen that before?]]
* FanNickname - "Babypuncher" for Juvisy, due to how powerful she could become in ''Battle Rondo'' if she's given the right parts.
* FloralThemeNaming - Flower and Seed Type.
* HellHound-Gabrine.
* IdolSinger - [[MagicalGirl Schmetterling]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter - Most of the Japanese-themed characters.
* KnightInShiningArmor - Xiphos.
* [[{{Youkai}} Kitsune]] - Renge.
* MythologyGag - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJjLeWQz4Ek Tsugaru listening to music during the 2nd opening of "Battle Rondo"]].See "''CanonImmigrant''", up above.
* [[MoeAnthropomorphism Mecha Musume]] - all of them.
* {{Mons}} - The entire premise of the line.
* {{Ninja}} - Fubuki and Mizuki
* NoExportForYou - There was a short North American release of the franchise, but it came as quickly as it went. And with the current market, your best bet for getting one is importing.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent[=/=]OurDemonsAreDifferent-Arnval and Strarf(Type Angel and Type Devil, respectively) are the very first examples any Shinki fan could think of, although a few other figures use a similar theme.
* PaintedOnPants - or very tight [[LatexPerfection body suit]]
** The most famous example is Graffias, MMS Type Scorpion, who's outfit can be generously described as "Duct tape".
* PaletteSwap - About half of the exclusives are recolors of regular releases.
** EvilTwin- The Dengkei exclusives of Eukrante, Ianeira, Arnval, and Strarf (Well, more like good twin, but whatever), as well as Arnval MK. II Tempesta, Strarf Mk. II Ravina, Altines, and Zielbellen.
* PantyShot - Schmetterling has [[HandOrObjectUnderwear ''armored'' panties]] and a skirt that's [[ShowgirlSkirt quite revealing
based on the front]]. There's also Baby Razz, who has much less ridiculous-looking painted on panties.
* PettingZooPeople - about half of
toyline.

If an internal link led you here, please change it to point to
the line, usually with UnusualEars either using armor pieces or hair.
* ThePowerOfRock - Baby Razz, Type Electric Guitar.
* RobotMaid
* {{Samurai}} - Benio.
* SantaClaus - Tsugaru.
* SchoolSwimsuit - Two of the blank MMS bodies are essentially this, being featured in blue and white.
* SeashellBra- Ianeira.
* SensualSpandex - without nipples or camel toe, but if Konami could have gotten away with it...
* SmallGirlBigGun - There's ''lot'' of this.
* TokenMiniMoe - The MMS 3rd Small body type invokes this image, with the 1st and 3nd Tall body types being OneHeadTaller (MMS 2nd is dedicated to licensed characters, the sole difference from 1st being that their chest doesn't come off).
* TransformingMecha - several armor sets.
* {{Underboobs}}
* ZettaiRyouiki - easily realised by swapping parts.

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proper article.

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28th Aug '13 11:18:02 PM mobiusdiablo
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* NoExportForYou - [[Played with]]. There was a short North American release of the franchise, but it came as quickly as it went. And with the current market, your best bet for getting one is importing.

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* NoExportForYou - [[Played with]]. There was a short North American release of the franchise, but it came as quickly as it went. And with the current market, your best bet for getting one is importing.



* TokenMiniMoe - The MMS 3rd body type invokes this image, with the 1st and 2nd body types being OneHeadTaller.

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* TokenMiniMoe - The MMS 3rd Small body type invokes this image, with the 1st and 2nd 3nd Tall body types being OneHeadTaller.OneHeadTaller (MMS 2nd is dedicated to licensed characters, the sole difference from 1st being that their chest doesn't come off).
28th Aug '13 11:14:22 PM mobiusdiablo
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** Translates to real life too - that Shinki in the image? Get ready to shell out 20000 yen for her used. At the LEAST.


Added DiffLines:

* NoExportForYou - [[Played with]]. There was a short North American release of the franchise, but it came as quickly as it went. And with the current market, your best bet for getting one is importing.
22nd Aug '13 7:01:12 PM Fireboltprime
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* DevelopmentHell: There have been shots of two Shinkis that have armor that turn into motorcycles (Unlike the bike modes for Ach and Yda) for them to ride. Sadly, there has been no word from Konami on ''if'' they ever come out.

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* DevelopmentHell: There have been shots of MMS Type Motorcycle Estoril and MMS Type Cruiser Jill Rivers; two prototype Shinkis that have with armor that turn could be configured into motorcycles (Unlike the bike modes for Ach and Yda) for them to ride. a Motorcycle mode. Sadly, there has been no word from Konami on ''if'' they ever come out.
25th Jun '13 8:10:21 PM MikuruFan
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* CrackIsCheaper: [[InUniverse In the lore]], a Shinki costs about the same as a high-end computer.

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* CrackIsCheaper: [[invoked]] [[InUniverse In the lore]], a Shinki costs about the same as a high-end computer.
25th Jun '13 8:03:42 PM MikuruFan
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* CrackIsCheaper: [[InUniverse In the lore]], a Shinki costs about the same as a high-end computer.
10th Feb '13 10:13:28 PM go7hdic4x
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* MythologyGag - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJjLeWQz4Ek Tsugaru listening to music during the 2nd opening of "Battle Rondo"]].See "''CanonImmigrant''", up above.
10th Feb '13 9:58:48 PM go7hdic4x
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* TheCameo - There's a rare shinki of [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/3290583680_73f02ee5ab_o.jpg Nagi Sanzenin]] from ''Manga/{{HayateTheCombatButler}}'', aptly named the "MMS Type Oujo", and an even rarer shinki of [[http://www.astrobunny.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/wpid-2q05213.jpg Aisaka Taiga]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', naturally named the "MMS Type Palmtop Tiger".

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* TheCameo - There's a rare shinki of [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/3290583680_73f02ee5ab_o.jpg Nagi Sanzenin]] from ''Manga/{{HayateTheCombatButler}}'', aptly named the "MMS Type Oujo", ''{{Ojou}}''", and an even rarer shinki of [[http://www.astrobunny.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/wpid-2q05213.jpg Aisaka Taiga]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', naturally named the "MMS Type [[PintSizedPowerhouse Palmtop Tiger".Tiger]]".
10th Feb '13 9:39:30 PM go7hdic4x
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* TheCameo - There's a rare shinki of Nagi from ''Manga/{{HayateTheCombatButler}}'', aptly named the "MMS Type Oujo", and an even rarer shinki of Aisaka Taiga from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', naturally named the "MMS Type Palmtop Tiger".

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* TheCameo - There's a rare shinki of [[http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/3290583680_73f02ee5ab_o.jpg Nagi Sanzenin]] from ''Manga/{{HayateTheCombatButler}}'', aptly named the "MMS Type Oujo", and an even rarer shinki of [[http://www.astrobunny.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/wpid-2q05213.jpg Aisaka Taiga Taiga]] from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', naturally named the "MMS Type Palmtop Tiger".
10th Feb '13 2:48:46 AM go7hdic4x
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* Canon Immigrant - Tsugaru is originally from ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}''.

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* Canon Immigrant TheCameo - There's a rare shinki of Nagi from ''Manga/{{HayateTheCombatButler}}'', aptly named the "MMS Type Oujo", and an even rarer shinki of Aisaka Taiga from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', naturally named the "MMS Type Palmtop Tiger".
* CanonImmigrant
- Tsugaru is originally from ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}''.
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