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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Final Fantasy X 1/6 scale Rikku

Any collector of Final Fantasy figures will know that the collection from Kotobukiya are highly sought after. Since it was so long ago these figures were actually released, they have only grown in price and popularity, and these days they are quite rare. I paid about $230 on this Rikku figure on e bay, I paid a little extra because she was a brand new unopened, untouched figure, even the box was in perfect condition. These figures are quite hard to get a hold of, I would say e bay is the best way if you have your sights set on one of them. Even if the figure is opened, as long as it is in good condition and comes with a box then go for it. 🙂

(I only own the Rikku, Lulu and Yuna figures of this series, but I will supply reviews and pictures of all of them in due time!)

So, here is a full picture of my lovely Rikku. With being 1/6 scale, she is very large and quite sturdy. I really love the pose and colouring of this figure, they match the character in-game perfectly! This is for sure the best figurine out there that best represents Rikku. There is no assembly required apart from putting her onto the stand. The stand fits perfectly so I can’t complain about that problem this time around. The colours and painting is very accurate from top to bottom.

What I love most about this figure is the amazing detailing and perfection of her face. Yes her facial expression itself doesn’t say much, its just a cutesy smile, but the detail is just beautiful. Even the swirls inside Rikkus eyes are detectable. Yes I know the pricing of this figure is quite steep, but you really are getting what you pay for in this case! I’ve had this figure for maybe..4 years now? And she is still holding out strong, I have also managed to keep the box and packaging  in 100% perfect condition so that one day I can sell her on. If your a big fan and just want the figure to display, then go to e bay and bid on one that is maybe not 100% perfect but still in good condition, this means the price will be much more reasonable.

overall score: 9.4/10