Lineage II: Dwarf

The Lineage Dwarf is the second installment on figures from Orchid Seed taken from this game, coming after the Elf. Currently it is unknown if there will be any more figures from this game, personally i hope there will be because both figures have caught my eye so far. When I first saw the Dwarf I felt she didn’t really look like a “dwarf” too me, i imagines some short stumpy looking this, but this is not the case. As mentiones in my previous post “Horror Story” actually recieveing this figure in one piece was a huge hassle, defenitly the figure that has given me the most trouble.

As you can see, the colour scheme of this figure is quite different from the released prototype. The most notable example of this is her hair, in reality the hair is a rather strong bright pink, but in the prototype it is shown to be quite pale. I’m not sure why that is, but Orchid seed are known for being quite misleading with their prototypes. Despite this the figure is still very beautiful, I have mentioned before that I love a pink girly figurine. I adore the sweet pink candyfloss lolita dress, I feel it is very original in figure terms. Everything about the way she is dressed screams “cute baby doll” which i love, one of my favourite parts of this figure would have to be her sweet little ankle socks accompanied by pink doll shoes. This figure also has the worlds most beautiful stand.
The Lineage Dwarf sports a pair of pink puffy bloomers which are removable, this takes me to a very important point. When she was opened there is a thin plastic sheet cannot be removed until the bloomers are removed, and removing those bloomers was extremely difficult. It took me a long time to get them off and all my strength, while also being extremely careful as not to break her. This is one of the most fragile, hardest to handle figures I have ever come across.

Sorry for my bed photography, I seem to have taken this picture at a strange angle. I do find her head and hair to be at a rather strange angle itself but displaying her the correct way should keep that from annoying you. The detail of the face is well done, I can’t complain of any bad pain jobs or smudges, I feel the facial expression is pretty plain but it suits the pose well.Overall score: 7.0/10
The score has been lowered due to the difficult joints and detachable pieces.
Click here to buy Lineage Dwarf at Play-Asia.

Horror Story!

Hey guys! I thought i’d share with you a little figure horror story that happened to me haha. Maybe not so much a horror as a story of someone reeeeeally unlucky. Before i start I just wanna say i buy all my figures from eBay and this is the first time this has happened,most sellers are reliable. ^_^

This all took place at the begining of 2011. Long before valentines day i knew what i wanted as a gift from my boyfriend:Lineage II Dwarf figure. He agreed and pre-ordered me the figure months early. The seller i had bought from did not actually have the figure on her release date and I had to wait until he had her in stock. A few weeks after valentines day my dwarf finally arrived and i was sooo excited! This is what i got….

Yep, broken. I was very upset and messaged the seller straight away. The first reply i got was him offering to take $30 off the price if i keep it. NO WAY. I was insulted and demanded he either give me a replacement or full refund. He agreed to give me a refund if i sent him the figure back. I packaged her up and sent her to the return address. Only after i had confirmed that i had sent her did the seller suddenly drop the bombshell that he has apparently moved house. I never got my money back.

However, my boyfriend bought me a replacement figure from a different seller. Thats it, i will have my figure and can just forget this ever happened right? WRONG. I few weeks later my replacement dwarf arrived. This is whati got

A headless dwarf! i couldnt believe it, this happened again?!As you can imagine i was very upset.Once again i messaged the seller straight away. This seller was far more reasonable and offred to send a replacement straight away free of charge. I paid her a little extra just to ensure extra packaging.I got to keep the broken figure, i knew my best friend wanted one, so i glued her head back on with some special repair glue my dad has. I was able to make her look good as new with the break completely undetectable and my friend was happy to take her. 🙂

And after waiting a few more weeks, at long last my 3rd lineage dwarf figure finally arrived, unbroken. xD

The end 😀

First Review! Lineage II Elf

Well for my first review, I decided to go for my latest figure, The Lineage II Elf. When I saw the prototype for this figure I was blown away at how amazing it looked, however upon reading information on the creators, a lot of people were wary of purchasing her because often Orchid Seeds prototypes are far higher quality than the actual product. In a risky move I decided to pre-order her anyway, coming in at £90. This figure has now been released.

This is the photo of my actual figure. As you can tell, she is not as perfected as the prototype. Even so, I expected low quality, but I was pleasantly surprised when she finally arrived. The detailing in her face is excellent, the painting for her lips was very slightly inaccurate, but overall I was very pleased.

This figure can be taken apart and re-assembled so that you may display her with or without her skirt and jacket. As you can see I display her without the jacket, but with the skirt, but that’s just my personal preference. Taking her apart was quite tricky, her arms, head and chest all come apart. This positive thing is that when she is reassembled, the locations where she is separated are hardly noticeable.

The problem I had with this figure was the stand. The stand itself is quite nice, however even now I have trouble getting her to fit onto it, its as if it was faulty. Like most figures she has holes in her feet where the stand fits, however i felt those holes were too small, and spaced too far apart for the figure. I cannot seem to get the nooks from the stand to fit all the way into the feet, which means she is a little unbalanced and comes away from the stand quite easily.

As you can see I have also displayed my figure with her “Staff”. she comes with an optional sword, which I really didn’t see the point in as it does not fit so well with the character, just because the staff is of matching colours where the sword is not. It was also very difficult to fit the staff into her hand, and actually the staff is VERY sharp!

overall score: 9/10
Please comment and let me know your thoughts on this figure if you have it! Any questions will be answered also :3
Click here to pre-order the “pink” ver Lineage Elf.

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