Home » The Rest » Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash’s Pikachu Plamo Build & Review

Share This Post

Models | The Rest | Toys

Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash’s Pikachu Plamo Build & Review

I decided to build the Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash’s Pikachu Set in the order of what I believed to the simplest to most complex. I think I nailed it, too. We’ll start by looking at Pikachu, then Charizard, and finally Ho-oh!

Pikachu

Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash's Pikachu Set

Pikachu’s assembly guide is one whole tiny page. There are more stickers than parts! Luckily, most of the stickers were okay, but the cap wasn’t agreeing with me…

Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash's Pikachu Set

I’m also kind of weirded out by the mouth/nose sticker. I wish they had made those separate parts; the yellow back doesn’t match the plastic exactly so it looks a little weird. It’s okay from a distance, though! And Pikachu at least would be really easy to paint if you want to forego the stickers.

Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash's Pikachu Set

His tail actually took three stickers of their own, too!

Charizard

Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash's Pikachu Set

This guy starts out simple enough. I don’t know how I feel about this super shiny plastic, but there are so many other Charizard kits out that I guess Bandai thought they should do something different with this one.

Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash's Pikachu Set

Torso, assembled! As promised its neck moves, and you can open and close the lower jaw, too.

Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash's Pikachu Set

Here are the rest of the steps. It’s pretty simple, really, but wrapping those white stickers around each hand was my pain point. It would have been nicer if they were molded in two parts so the hands 1) didn’t come out crinkly, and 2) actually matched the color of the plastic.

Completed, this is a pretty handsome boi!  do like the overall look, despite the shiny plastic.

Ho-Oh

Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash's Pikachu Set

Ho-oh has the biggest instruction sheet, though assembly isn’t particularly hard or complicated. He has the most stickers, though, and I did have to keep detaching the beak parts to add more stickers after I thought I was done with them! (The inside of the beak and tongue really take 5 stickers total…)

Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash's Pikachu Set

Here’s the finished torso. The spring is loaded up in there already to make the flappy wings nice and tight.

Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash's Pikachu Set

And the remainder of the build! I really like the way the wings fit together — doing these colors in layers made for very solid-feeling wings and avoided more sticker tragedies. The tail, though, took probably about 2 dozen stickers. I stuck them on pretty mindlessly while watching Netflix, and I’m surprised how good they look on the finished kit.

Again, the wings really make this model for me! I wish Bandai put that much care into each of their Pokemon plamo instead of making up for it with stickers. Maybe some day we’ll see higher end kits that forego the stickers for better molds, but that may just be a dream. 🙂

Pick one of these sets up for yourself here!:
– Pokemon Plamo Collection Ho-Oh, Charizard & Ash’s Pikachu Set

Share This Post

Level 75 Marketing Mage. Editor, admin, and occasional code monkey. Stand User in her free time. Though she does build kits when time allows, time doesn't allow often. Her favorite lines are Hasegawa's Mechatro WeGo line, Meng's World War Toons Pinky line, and weird miscellany like Platz's bonsai tree kits. In general, if it's a detailed miniature that's too small to be useful for anything other than taking up space, she'll probably love it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.