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Toys: Busou Shinki

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 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 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 small robot.

Each figure 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 Sky Girls and Strike Witches.

The toys received two anime adaptations, the Busou Shinki Moon Angel downloadable episode in 2011 and the Busou Shinki TV series in 2012.

Busou Shinki provides examples of the following tropes:

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