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iSiesta by alter review7/10    Readers' selection (2017-05-20)

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06 days agoHatchuuHatchuu ADDR:HATCHUU_TEIWAZ_MFC...
Jenthehen (7 days ago) #21290809People are being way too harsh. This is a classic Alter figure to me. I own her, as well. She is not dynamic or exciting, but I feel like it fits the character from the first season and she's one that I've never wanted to sell since I have good memories of Familiar of Zero.
We have to remember that this figure was released almost 9 years ago and for 5500yen. You can get her now from around $20-$30. Of course she isn't like this year's Alter releases (going for 15000yen typically!)
Yours is also extra dusty ;) Get some brushes / swiffers / canned air on her stat!


I totally agree, I picked her up for $15 and while she's not modern Alter quality, she's very crisp in painting and very consistent, just an all-round great figure in quality. And I have to say, early Alter stuff is quite charming - you see how they managed to become such a good company tbh.
06 days ago (6 days ago)Chloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Tiamat26 (6 days ago) #21300304I usually do not read reviews as they are bias for the most part. it's not like someone will review a figurine that they hate to say nice things about it. Then again since it is you, Chloe, I do read all your blogs.
So I have a question. How did you determine that the base was scored a 6?
= )
Tia


I always make unbiased, i put my own biased view on the enjoyment part, aside from that I just point out the good andthe bad :)
Im not even a siesta fan, just felt like reviewing her after all the louises.

As for her base, it doesnt compliment her at all (bright yellow ? Vs neutral colors..) nor makes any sense (not related to the serie either)
06 days agoTiamat26Tiamat26
I usually do not read reviews as they are bias for the most part. it's not like someone will review a figurine that they hate to say nice things about it. Then again since it is you, Chloe, I do read all your blogs.

So I have a question. How did you determine that the base was scored a 6?

= )

Tia
07 days agoChloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Jenthehen (7 days ago) #21292031Figures with a lot of black are so hard to photograph - I feel like they always look kinda weird (and definitely show all the dust)

yeah I agree she was kinda hard ^^'' I didnt have time to go dust her again and try.. but will do so later.. see thing is when I take the pic you dont see it nor do I see it myself irl ^^'' so its taking 100s and hoping XD

luckily I have a white background tho for black figures :)
07 days agoJenthehenJenthehen Otaku at Law
Chloe-tsundere (7 days ago) #21291880I mention the dust warning for a reason? and I dust her regularly but the camera makes everything look worse ^^'' you dont even see it in real lol
But might redo the pics later on maybe dusting her over and over helps... but I dusted her before the review so yeah a good camera has its bad sides too I guess
and yeah I agree her quality is good but not dynamic then again shes a maid.. I guess


Figures with a lot of black are so hard to photograph - I feel like they always look kinda weird (and definitely show all the dust)
07 days ago (7 days ago)Chloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Jenthehen (7 days ago) #21290809People are being way too harsh. This is a classic Alter figure to me. I own her, as well. She is not dynamic or exciting, but I feel like it fits the character from the first season and she's one that I've never wanted to sell since I have good memories of Familiar of Zero.
We have to remember that this figure was released almost 9 years ago and for 5500yen. You can get her now from around $20-$30. Of course she isn't like this year's Alter releases (going for 15000yen typically!)
Yours is also extra dusty ;) Get some brushes / swiffers / canned air on her stat!


I mention the dust warning for a reason? and I dust her regularly but the camera makes everything look worse ^^'' you dont even see it in real lol
But might redo the pics later on maybe dusting her over and over helps... but I dusted her before the review so yeah a good camera has its bad sides too I guess

and yeah I agree her quality is good but not dynamic then again shes a maid.. I guess
07 days agoJenthehenJenthehen Otaku at Law
People are being way too harsh. This is a classic Alter figure to me. I own her, as well. She is not dynamic or exciting, but I feel like it fits the character from the first season and she's one that I've never wanted to sell since I have good memories of Familiar of Zero.

We have to remember that this figure was released almost 9 years ago and for 5500yen. You can get her now from around $20-$30. Of course she isn't like this year's Alter releases (going for 15000yen typically!)

Yours is also extra dusty ;) Get some brushes / swiffers / canned air on her stat!
17 days agoChloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Xellos (7 days ago) #21289033Great review, as for the figure... Veeeeeery mediocre. I would be ashamed to label this as an Alter figure. She's like a prize-level figure at most. Not much detailed, boring pose, no extras. What the hell, Alter?

Thanks. Well quality wise shes better than prize (shading and lil details) but yeah shes rather boring.. base makes no sense.. i mightve been too mild in my review lol
17 days agoXellosXellos
Great review, as for the figure... Veeeeeery mediocre. I would be ashamed to label this as an Alter figure. She's like a prize-level figure at most. Not much detailed, boring pose, no extras. What the hell, Alter?
07 days agoChloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
ney (7 days ago) #21284575She was released few months before item #4426 (that's you have also reviewed) and the render is totally opposite : Louise got a really dynamic pose when Siesta, well…, is just a plain maid i think ? But her character is interesting too so why ? You pointed it at the end of your article, you bought her to complete your ZnT shelf and i tend to think Alter only made her to have an other character than Louise from ZnT unfortunately.

Yeah i think alter couldve done a lot better I agree.. pose is meh as I pointed out but quality-wise shes far from prize. Pose-wise even a prize is better lol

I think they couldve pulled off a nice kirche as she was pretty much main in S1 :) for saito
Yet no one made her..

As for siesta they couldve made a tripping pose with washing bin or something to make her more interesting? Or a cheerful pose? And a better base even grass base would do well..

But yeah Ive never been a fan of Siesta after S1. Henrietta same around S3-4 she became horrible. But id still buy her I guess for the right price..
Siesta was a mere 2.5k if i recall correctly thus why i picked her up. For retail i prob wouldnt have unlike with louise
07 days agoneyney
Chloe-tsundere (7 days ago) #21283678Really? thats a bit harsh.. :) I think they did a decent job its just that shes a rather plain maid :P not much to add you know.. but the details they added were good... and no paint blobs smudges like many prizes have. But I guess opinions differ ^^
She was released few months before item #4426 (that's you have also reviewed) and the render is totally opposite : Louise got a really dynamic pose when Siesta, well…, is just a plain maid i think ? But her character is interesting too so why ? You pointed it at the end of your article, you bought her to complete your ZnT shelf and i tend to think Alter only made her to have an other character than Louise from ZnT unfortunately.
07 days agoChloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
ney (7 days ago) #21283624It's very disappointing for an Alter figure, it's looking like a prize figure.

Really? thats a bit harsh.. :) I think they did a decent job its just that shes a rather plain maid :P not much to add you know.. but the details they added were good... and no paint blobs smudges like many prizes have. But I guess opinions differ ^^
07 days agoChloe-tsundereChloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Heldrik (7 days ago) #21283552There's something about the color of her apron around her breasts (cream rather than white) that makes it look like it's wet and has a smili-see-through effect, but that might just be me.
You wrote a great review: well written, informative, detailed and with a lot of pictures. The figure still looks good despite all those years though, just like you said, it's kinda plain (because let's face it, she's just another maid with no outstanding peculiarity). But sometimes, being plain isn't a bad thing, and it's still better than to stick out like a sore thumb.
It's kinda saddening, at least to me, that Siesta was a nice and loveable character in S1 that ended becoming a thieving magpie of some sort as seasons passed. But then again, almost every character went down the drain. Such a shame, really, since S1 was really enjoyable and S2, although showing glimpses of things to come, remained watchable. Then came the dark days of S3, the Full Retard Harem Times...


Thank you for the compliment :)

I agree in S1 Siesta was even better than Louise for me (and that comes from a louise fan lol)
But after that yeah... ^^'' she became in my top bottom XD

Yeah now that you mention it... kinda does give off that vibe indeed ^^ maybe she was just done with the laundry lol
And exactly.. she just feels like just another maid, It is that I really enjoy ZnT and wanted her to complete it plus shes really cheap...

As for the seasons S3 was pure filler, I really recommend the light novel where the development is way better and Louise doesnt reset back to tsun and unfriendly.. (sure she still has moments but that makes her a tsundere...)
Tho I enjoyed some scenes tho.. but yeah for me S1 and S4 best seasons eventhough S4 isnt perfect either I just loved how Louise was deredere and less tsun plus the ending and the bitchslap scene XD
07 days agoneyney
It's very disappointing for an Alter figure, it's looking like a prize figure.
07 days agoHeldrikHeldrik
There's something about the color of her apron around her breasts (cream rather than white) that makes it look like it's wet and has a smili-see-through effect, but that might just be me.

You wrote a great review: well written, informative, detailed and with a lot of pictures. The figure still looks good despite all those years though, just like you said, it's kinda plain (because let's face it, she's just another maid with no outstanding peculiarity). But sometimes, being plain isn't a bad thing, and it's still better than to stick out like a sore thumb.

It's kinda saddening, at least to me, that Siesta was a nice and loveable character in S1 that ended becoming a thieving magpie of some sort as seasons passed. But then again, almost every character went down the drain. Such a shame, really, since S1 was really enjoyable and S2, although showing glimpses of things to come, remained watchable. Then came the dark days of S3, the Full Retard Harem Times...