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.

Belldandy 1/8: Everybody has wings

Most anime fans will know of the incredibly popular Belldandy from the romantic comedy “Ah! My Goddess”.  I myself am a big fan of the anime, however I am yet to watch past the first series. Surprisingly I got this figure for a tiny £15 (Approx $25)!! I saw her in a small store, I had no clue she was worth so much more than that when I bought her on a whim, on eBay she comes in at around $90 – $100 or so. My figure is not a bootleg either, I guess it was just a lucky find! Though it may be financialy smart to sell her on I am going to keep her for now.

Here is a full length picture of my figure. Every small detail including her jewellery has been taken into consideration and been painted with the utmost care. Everything about this figure is just stunning, the paint-job impresses me the most simply because I cannot spot a single smudge! I’m not sure what Belldandy is meant to be doing in the pose, floating or something along those lines, but the angelic feel of this figure really complements the character. When it comes to Belldandy there are plenty of figures of her out there, but often they do not seem to do justice to the character in my opinion, this figure on the other hand certainly does! This is epically present in her hair and face, the colours staying true to the character the whole way through.

Sorry yet again for my appalling photography skills! Ahem..anyway, the face of this figure doesn’t leave anything to complain about. It is highly detailed, she has the perfect expression for the pose, and her eyes seem present and cheerful. I’m trying to find a con but to be honest I can’t seem to find one! The only thing I can complain about is the fact that she is quite small at only 1/8, but this does not compromise the quality of the figure!

Overall score: 9.3/10

p.s guys I am going to be away for a couple weeks! Therefore I wont be updating until I get back! Leave me lots of comments to come back too! ❤

Click here to buy Belldandy at Play-Asia.

Final Fantasy X 1/6 Scale Yuna

Finally! My new cable arrived, and I can now take pictures of my figures for reviews. I’m sorry about the long wait to anyone who has been checking in. As previously stated, I am going to review the Final Fantasy X Yuna statue by Kotobukiya. Unlike Rikku and Lulu, Yuna can be found for a pretty reasonable price, though you are very unlikely to find her in a trusted figure store and will have to resort to the likes of eBay. No need to worry though, there are no bootleg versions of this figure! I’m hoping to later provide you guys with some helpful tips on spotting bootleg figures and safe figure shopping on eBay.

A very accurate and beautiful representation of the beloved Final Fantasy Heroine. Like the other two figures she also has a plain black stand, she fit into it very eaily and there was no trouble in that front. Her staff is removable, but why would you want to remove it?! Paintwork is very accurate, and I can’t complain of any smudges or unprofessional-ism, one thing that does bother me though is the colour of her skirt. In-game it is a vibrant yet dark purple colour, on the figure it is extremely dark and is ALMOST a blackish colour. The detail present on her obi is one of the most beautiful things about this figure, the flowers lacing around the yellow sache is amazing!


Not the most impressive work of facial paintwork I must say, and it isn’t as detailed and well polished as Rikku and Lulu. I think this is because Tidus (Who is of pretty bad quality compared to the rest of the collection) and Yuna were the first made and released, as the collection went on the quality got higher. This is one of the reasons Lulu is so expensive as she was the last in the series. Saying this though there is nothing particularly horrible about Yunas face, it not that fantastic either, somewhere in the middle i’d say.

Overall score: 7.8/10

Phail!

I am waiting on a new USB cable arriving in the post for my camera! It is soo irritating because I can’t really review (& therefore update) my figures without it. I’m sorry to any who are following my blog, and don;t worry I have not abandoned it just yet! When my cable arrives I will update straight away, I was thinking along the lines of my 1/6 Yuna or Belldandy. 😀
So please keep checking in! I’m sure it wont be long now!

I have put the Rin Kagamine cosplay on sale at eBay so please check if your interested!

P.S guys I got my Hatsune Miku world is mine figure today! <33

Muramasa The Demon Blade: Momohime 1/8 Scale

When Momohime first was announced and started appearing in online stores, I contemplated buying her quite a few times but always backed out of it. Originally I thought she was part of the new “Samurai Girls” series, however I later discovered she is a relativity new figure released from a rather old Wii game. I have never played the game myself, though I would like to when I have the money to buy it. Next on my list is The new Kingdom Hearts PSP game, and a lovely Miku figurine that I’ve had my eye on for some time.

First things first, the overall colour scheme of this figure is really eye-catching. I love a nice girly pink figure, can’t say i’m too fond of her Turquoise Obi, but apart from that I am very happy. I love the detailing on the flowers complementing her Kimono sleeves, I think these give the overall outfit a little something extra and keeps it from being too plain. One thing that really annoys me about this figure is the pose, yes it is a good idea in theory, though I find that when your are displaying her, her sleeve covers the entire top half of her body!  This is the reason I have taken the pictures a little more to the side, because straight-on you actually cant see much of her.

The stand is a really good idea and has a real unique feel, I really love how the stand is merged into the figure to create a scene. The assembly of the figure was easy enough, however I find that her hand will simply glide off if she is moved about.

As you can see the face isn’t as high quality as the prototype leads you to be, however I can’t be disappointed. I still feel the face is really beautiful, I love the expression, it’s so sweet. Her lips are a very light pink which I really appreciate. (Unlike the Koihime Musou Karin figure! ]:<) The detailing on her head-dress and flowers is top-notch, really looks the part!

Overall score: 8.2/10

This figures is just beautiful and perfect for anyone who doesn’t mind the awkward pose. :3

 
Click here to buy of Belldandy at Play-Asia.

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

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