iAlter Nishikino Maki Figure Reviewn/a    Readers' selection (2016-11-29)

Help. I told myself I'd stop buying figures and yet my collection is growing even after I sold off so many. Bad news for my bank account, good news for more figure reviews! I managed to snag Maki in the aftermarket from a fellow MFC-er for a nice price. She's been out since September but I hope you enjoy this review anyways.

As always, this review is picture heavy and represents my own opinion. Also, to that one person that always down votes my reviews: y tho? :(

Onward!

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Packaging: 7/10

I'm not including a picture but I can say that it's packaged very similarly to the other Alter School Idol Festival figures. Nothing spectacular here. Let's move on.

Sculpt: 9.5/10

Typical Alter quality. Really lovely sculpt down to the minutes details which all of the School Idol Festival figures possess. There's a ton of frills, fishnets, and other things that really exhibits great synergy and creates a stellar Halloween figure. The only knock I have is the unsightly seam line on her head. However, that's covered up by her veil and hat (which is magnetic) but might be a problem if you wish to display her without any headgear.

The lantern is also a nice touch and lights up although I read that the batteries die quickly.

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Base: 6/10

Just like the other School Idol Festival bases: Not quite anything special.

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Paint: 9/10

A menagerie of black, purple, and red really captures that Gothic vibe. Not quite Halloween, but close enough. There's a nice amount of shading and color gradient in the purples of her clothes. All of her "metal" accessories have a shiny metallic paint. The decorative flowers are a fairly flat red but I suppose there's not much you can do due to their size. Speaking of flat red, her hair sadly falls under this description as well. Otherwise, a great paint job and no paint bleed from what I can see.

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Tsundere Factor: 11/10

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Finals Thoughts

Maki will probably be living next to Eli's Halloween figure because they compliment each other so well. What can I say? It's Alter quality through and through. I'm very happy with buying her and living off top ramen for the next week. If you want this figure and waited to get her in the aftermarket, godspeed to you. May the Japanese yen fluctuate in your favor.

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Omake

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Today's Drink
Sidecar

2 oz Cognac,
3/4 oz Lemon juice
3/4 oz Orange Liqueur

Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

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Comments (10)

13 months agonguyedtnguyedt
nyugvo6 (3 months ago) #16450498Nice pictures, bad review.
I'll try to criticise every aspect, keep an open mind.
The most glaring error is that the pictures don't match the written text.
It's show&tell. If you edit it just a bit, the flow will be way better.
The other problem is that it lacks info and opinions both.
I know it's hard to talk about a static figure but you're writing a review already on it so express yourself a bit more.
Also, half of the things you wrote have nothing to do with the figure itself.
As for what to edit:
>Packaging: 7/10
>I'm not including a picture
This here is a BIG mistake. Do or do not. You mentioned something, go all the way.
>only knock I have is the unsightly seam line on her head.
[ext link ]
this pic belongs right here, not a minute of scrolling later.
>Base: 6/10
>Just like the other School Idol Festival bases: Not quite anything special.
no clear pic of the base, make one.
>Tsundere Factor: 11/10
completely useless, along with the pic from the anime. it has nothing to do with the figure. the figure doesn't look tsun even.
>Finals Thoughts
>Maki will probably be living next to Eli's Halloween figure because they compliment each other so well.
Final thoughts ON the figure, there's nothing wrong with including this but it's not how you should start a summary.
>Today's Drink
completely irrelevant to the review, remove.
This is my first time I saw/read a review of yours. Just trying to help since you asked for constructive criticism.


I really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback and you definitely make valid points. I know I asked for constructive criticism, but honestly, I realized that this is less of a review and more of a "hey look, pretty pictures!" type of post. The "reviews" I do are definitely more like quick impressions and other random stuff I like throw in so I'll make sure to note it as such. Once again, thanks.
23 months agonyugvo6nyugvo6
Nice pictures, bad review.
I'll try to criticise every aspect, keep an open mind.
The most glaring error is that the pictures don't match the written text.
It's show&tell. If you edit it just a bit, the flow will be way better.
The other problem is that it lacks info and opinions both.
I know it's hard to talk about a static figure but you're writing a review already on it so express yourself a bit more.
Also, half of the things you wrote have nothing to do with the figure itself.
As for what to edit:

>Packaging: 7/10
>I'm not including a picture
This here is a BIG mistake. Do or do not. You mentioned something, go all the way.

>only knock I have is the unsightly seam line on her head.
[ext link ]
this pic belongs right here, not a minute of scrolling later.

>Base: 6/10
>Just like the other School Idol Festival bases: Not quite anything special.
no clear pic of the base, make one.

>Tsundere Factor: 11/10
completely useless, along with the pic from the anime. it has nothing to do with the figure. the figure doesn't look tsun even.

>Finals Thoughts
>Maki will probably be living next to Eli's Halloween figure because they compliment each other so well.
Final thoughts ON the figure, there's nothing wrong with including this but it's not how you should start a summary.

>Today's Drink
completely irrelevant to the review, remove.

This is my first time I saw/read a review of yours. Just trying to help since you asked for constructive criticism.
03 months agoIamNKIamNK
Nice review
03 months agoMaakieMaakie
nguyedt (3 months ago) #16427385I don't really mind if people dislike it. I only wish that they'd add some constructive criticism with it so I can tweak my future reviews. But I suppose that's asking for a bit much.

As long as it's anonymous, people will be mean...

Anyway, nice review! Love the pictures~ :)
03 months agonguyedtnguyedt
lightningmaid (3 months ago) #16416095Amazing pictures! I kinda wish I POd her. By the way, did you edit her eyes or are her eyes really that bright?

It's all edited. The other user pictures are a way better representation of the figure in actuality.

murialita (3 months ago) #16427206In my experience, there's ALWAYS downvotes. Always. No matter how good it is. People don't even read, they just go straight for the downvote button. It's irritating.
Great pics though. I like it, have an interesting vote!


Thanks (: I don't really mind if people dislike it. I only wish that they'd add some constructive criticism with it so I can tweak my future reviews. But I suppose that's asking for a bit much.
13 months agomurialitamurialita
In my experience, there's ALWAYS downvotes. Always. No matter how good it is. People don't even read, they just go straight for the downvote button. It's irritating.

Great pics though. I like it, have an interesting vote!
13 months agoHalcioneHalcione
Dang son, those pics sold me more on the figure than anything else before O.O
03 months agokyokohitakakyokohitaka
WOW. All of the pictures look spectacular! *^*
03 months agoSteinvas1055Steinvas1055
Great shots. I especially liked the close-up of Maki's eyes.
03 months agolightningmaidlightningmaid 不思議な
Amazing pictures! I kinda wish I POd her. By the way, did you edit her eyes or are her eyes really that bright?

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