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.
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What’s to come? :3

Hey guys! Unfortunately I have no access to a camera at the moment so I am unable to take any pictures of my figures and therefore cannot review them. Instead I thought I’d create a post letting you all know what to expect from us. Keep checking in and you will see these reviews appearing over the coming weeks and months! 😀

  • Final Fantasy VII Play arts Tifa
  • Final Fantasy VII Play arts Yuffie
  • Final Fantasy VII Play arts Aerith
  • Final Fantasy X Kotobukiya Yuna
  • Ah! My Goddess Kotobukiya Belldandy – “Everybody has wings”
  • Rosario + Vampire Good Smile Moka Akashiya
  • Dynasty Warriors 4 mini-figures (Diao Chan, Da Qiao, Xiao Qiao)
  • Dynasty Warriors 3 mini figure (Zhen Ji)
  • More to add when the time comes! :3

& here is a list of the figures I am considering buying in the future. If anyone has already got them and either recommends, or does not recommend them please leave a comment explaining why! Thanks 😀

  • Good smile Hatsune Miku Natural frame “World is mine”  I just bought this figure and it has been shipped to me! ❤
  • Yuki Nagato Gothic Lolita ver. Griffon
  • Shunya Yashimata Enka Oudo Dao Shogun Hattori Kiriko

p.s guys don’t forget to check for updates on the anime sale! There is a lovely rin kagamine cosplay for sale, perfect for Halloween!

Samurai Girls: Senhime 1/8 scale

The newest figure I have received is the Samurai girls Senhime (Along with Momohime, but her review will be up later). As she was a gift I’m not entirely sure of her pricing these days, but I have seen it range from £65-£90 or around that area. Samurai Girls was a popular manga I believe, correct me if I’m wrong. It has recently become an anime series, though as far as I’m aware only the first episode has been made so far. I don’t know much about it, having only watched the first ep, but Senhime seems to be very impowered. There are 4 I think in the series of these figures, though if I’m honest Senhime is the only one I like, the others I have seen simply do nothing for me.

As you can see, the actual figure you receive is very similar to the prototype, so much so that i can’t see much different between the two! Her face seems to have more definition on the figure itself, and also the colours shown on the prototype seems to be lighter; this is espically present in her hair. Senhime tends to have an inviting look to her, despite the fact that she has quite a defensive pose and face. I find her very unique, the detailing on her kimono is flawless and I find this to be the most interesting part of the figure. Before getting her I expected the string from her spear to be plastic, however it is an actual string, this gives a nice effect but you will have to be careful to ensure it doesn’t fray. Slipping her spear under her sleeve and into her hand was very easy and smooth, as was slipping her feet onto the stand.

Okay first off, a lot of people are put off this figure due to Senhimes facial expression, and I’m not going to lie I was one of them. Senhime has been out quite a while now, after seeing her for the first time before she was released I didn’t like the expression but over time it has grown on me. I find it to be very unique and actually quite cute, whether its anger or embarrassment she is displaying I’m not to sure, I don’t think many people are.

Overall score: 8.2/10

Senhime is a lovely figure, I would say the best of the series.

 

Click here to buy Senhime of at Play-Asia.

Final Fantasy X 1/6 scale Lulu

The second in my collection of Final Fantasy X kotobukiya figurines. Personally Lulu is my favourite character from the game (though I am fond of all of them!). It was years ago that I bought this figure, and she came in around $100. Since she is so old I had to dust her off before taking pictures, as I was doing so I noticed some marks on her nose, they are very small but I am really annoyed about it as I have no idea where they have come from. I also noticed it is very hard to dust this lady off as i couldnt find anything small enough to get into her nooks, including in between her breasts!

I would say Lulu overall is highly detailed. The belts on the front of her dress are all different in some way and this is incorporated into the figure. The same goes for the flower design along her sleeves and end of her dress.  Where as she is not the most bright and colourful figures in the world, I feel she gives off a positive vibe. The moogle she holds really compliments the character as well as helping to add a bit of colour. The little red ball at the top of the moogles head isn’t very secure, so be careful when touching it, one slip of the hand and it’d fly right off. What is unique about this figure is the fact that she does not have a stand, she balanced using the train at the back of her dress.

Where as the face sculpturing and expression is very true to the character, something that bothers me a bit is the fact that the bangs on this figure are longer than what they are on the character for some reason. Her hair pins are all highly detailed and look beautiful. Her jewellery rest nicely on her boobies! Again her accessories are bringing colour to the figure.

Overall score: 9/10

Non-non Pink Ver. 1/7

Another one of favourites coming up here. Non-non is an original character design from the artist Shunya Yamashita. He is famous for his beautiful artwork of sexy women and creating characters for the Final fantasy series. This figure itself comes in different colour schemes, the original which is a dark pink and dark blue, the pink version which is the one I own, and the black version. Though different colours all of them are in the same pose as the original artwork.

As you can see the pose from the original artwork is very well represented on this particular figurine. The prototype shown in most places seems to have more colour to it than the actual product, as in the pink in the dress is more present and noticeable whereas an actual fact it is quite fait. Her stand shows lovely oriental style patterns which i really like, the plain black stands that most figures are subjected to really down the quality if you ask me. In the original the back of the dress is long, but in this (and the black) it is short as to show off her panties! >>; This may be a plus for some, a minus for others. Either way I find her to be a stunning figure, I love the pink theme and I prefer this over the black or the original. Her sword can easily be slipped into her hands as the top of it comes off,  it was also clean and simple to attach her to the stand.

I was quite surprised at how lovely the detail was on her face. I love the expression, rather provocative but at the same time capturing that sexy feel without being dirty or perverted which I find very appealing. Her eyes are just gorgeous, I love the long lashes and the detail put into them, this really adds marks onto this figure for me.

Overall score: 8.5/10

If your thinking of buying this figure remember that it is available in different colours, to my knowledge there are also resin figures available of Non-non in the original artwork of the pink version.

Gothic Lolita Ver. Haruhi

Firstly, I’d like to say I’m not a big fan of Haruhi, and personally I don’t see what the big fuss is about the anime, I wasn’t captivated by it in the slightest. However!, when I saw this Gothic Lolita Haruhi figure I was quite impressed! Mostly because the dress she is wearing is highly detaild and very beautiful. The usual yellow hair-band she wears is replaced with a black one sporting lovely red roses.

Here is a picture of my actual Gothic Lolita Haruhi figurine. On a high note, she is very similar to the prototype which most stores and sellers display! Usually prototypes are of a far higher quality than the actual product which can lead to disappointment when buying online. Online is the only way I can buy figures as the ones I’m interested in are only available in Japan at most times, and that’s why I have a big issue with the prototypes, it makes sense to compare them to the product I have received and let others know what to expect!

Haruhi is very detailed around her dress, showing small creases and frills really created a beautiful effect. Despite this, her face is nothing to be praised, her eyes are dull as if they are just stickers. They aren’t of course, but they just look lifeless, I’m thinking a more interesting expression on her face would have made the figure much nicer. Her mouth is not the best either, it basically looks like a big smudge of red, which of course is supposed to be her smile though it just looks rather strange for the theme of the figure. Perhaps a more cutsie looking pose and face would have been more appropriate?

One thing I really appreciate about this figurine is the engraved plaque on the stand! It just gives the figure this important expensive feel, and really gives it that extra something. The stand itself fit the figure perfectly and I had no problem fixing the actual figure onto it.

Overall score: 7/10

I really recommend this to big fans of Haruhi! There are many figures of the character out these, but I think this one is worth the slightly steeper price!

Comments and question?

 

Click here to buy Haruhi at Play-Asia.