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Atelier Sai 1/6 Silfietta Lashia (AmiAmi C/B)Atelier Sai 1/6 Silfietta Lashia (AmiAmi C/B)

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Today, we'll be reviewing a figure I'd had my eye on for a long, long time, Atelier Sai's (remember them?) Silfietta Lashia. Now, if you've gotten this far, you already clicked past the NSFW disclaimer, but this figure is cast-off, the character is from a game with some ero-content, and the figure has some light bondage themes, so if that's not what you want to see, I'd hit the back button...

About the character: Silfietta Lashia (or Luashia) is a primary character from the game Meishoku No Reiki. I've never played the game, but from what I can gather, it's a tactical sim with some ero content. The game is somewhat unique in that its protagonist Igaat is a pretty evil dude, apparently a wizard who has succumbed to some demonic magic, thereby becoming a warlord who wants to conquer everything that stands in his path. Hoping to spare her homeland from the ravages of war, Silfietta offers herself up as a willing slave to the protagonist and she hopes that somehow this entire scenario will play out with her homeland safe and her purity intact. Not having played the game, I can't say whether or not this optimism is warranted, but from what I can gather the the protagonist seems mostly interested in using Silfietta's magical power for his own purposes...

Packaging----------8/10

The front of the box features a large window. You can see Eushully's logo (the game's manufacturer), and you might be able to tell that the box is made from a heavy corrugated cardboard.

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I was a little surprised by the thinness of the box! The "bars" across the side window are sort of appropriate since Silfietta has offered herself up as a slave, I suppose...

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The back of the box has several shots of the figure.

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As we'll see, Silfietta is quite a large figure and she has nontrivial mass. The box measures 24 by 33 by 11 cm and figure and box weigh just under 750 grams, so plan accordingly for the cost of shipping her to your door.

Silfietta, the pillars for her base, and the base itself are separate components.

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As we'll see, that's one humongous base!

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Silfietta's head can be removed to facilitate casting her off. It should be noted that her head tends to wobble a little bit, but that ball joint means it will require some force to remove her head. The removable head also means there are some potentially interesting head-swaps available, like in PICTURE #965554 ...

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Her top is pretty easy to remove. It's quite flexible and that peg opens and closes easily. The point where it opens and closes is pretty obvious, but Silfietta's long hair will help to hide it.

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We'll see one of the biggest issues with this figure is potential paint transfer problems. Here, you can see where some paint from her hair transferred onto her shoulder.

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The pillars have little half-moon pegs, and it's clear how they need to be positioned on the base.

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Base ready to go.

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Now, we need to get Silfietta tethered in place. As you can see, those little pins slide into the corresponding slots in the pillars. I wasn't sure just by looking at the user photos of this figure, but these are actually real metal chains. That's a nice feature both from a point of view of aesthetics as well as for the fact that a metal chain is less prone to breakage compared to one made from plastic.

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The pins seat securely and stay in place. Further, I like the post and O-ring design of the chains.

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In any event, the packaging is fine, and it's pretty compact considering the size of the figure.

Posing----------9/10

Silfietta's pose is quite interesting. Given the amount of slack in those chains, her bondage is not too strict as they say. It seems like she could almost hold her arms at her sides if she really wanted to, so her expression and the way she's holding her arms makes you wonder if something is going on "off-screen"...

Let's have a look at her.

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Sculpting----------9/10
Painting----------6.5/10


For an older figure (she was released in 2007), Silfietta's finish is pretty good. Overall, her sculpt is quite good, and thus most of the problems lie on the painting front. She has quite a few painting defects, and there are significant concerns with paint transfer. The C-grade of this particular figure also reflects some problems with paint as well.

One of the best features of this figure is the design of Silfietta's face. She is quite beautiful, and her green eyes are very expressive. Her expression is also interesting. Something has obviously captured her attention, but IMO she doesn't seem too terrified or concerned.

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I like how her expression seems to change subtly from different angles. From this angle, she looks quite calm and pensive!

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Her green eyes are quite lovely, aren't they? It's not exactly the most common eye color in anime and gamedom, so I'm guessing that outside of North America and Europe, her blonde hair and green eyes might be perceived as quite exotic!

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Her bangs are different in color than the rest of her hair, and the coloring of this part of her hair is generally quite flat. You can see some excess dark paint from somewhere on her bangs.

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The way her hair is fanning out suggests just a little bit of movement.

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Mine had a rough patch in her hair. It's kind of hard to see, but if you look about 1/3 of the way down and 1/3 of the way from the left in the picture below, you should be able to see it.

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Some interesting things are going on in the shot below. I like the design of her fingers of all things, as they are well-differentiated and non-sausegey. The pink nails are quite cute as well. The restraints on her wrists are almost more like gauntlets, especially with their ornate trim. This further adds to the "light-bondage" feel of the figure.

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This spot where her hair and her headdress come together looks a little bit strange. Never having played Meishoku No Reiki, I never really paid much attention to the fact that Silfietta was an elf, but clearly she is, given her elf ears. I like the non-exaggerated design of her ears.

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The biggest issue with this figure is potential paint transfer problems. When I first got the figure, her previous owner had kept all the plastic sheeting and re-packaged her pretty carefully. However, I unboxed her, removed the plastic sheeting and had her on display (with her top on) for a couple days before taking these shots. As you can see here, that was long enough for some of the paint from the trim of her top to transfer on to her body!

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Fortunately, a quick once-over with a magic eraser cleaned up this paint transfer, but if you're hunting this figure, this is definitely something to look out for. This might give you an incentive to display her cast-off as well ;).

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It's hard to tell if some of the gold/bronze paint spilled on to her forearm, or if the color is just starting to gradually bleed...

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The reason for the C-grade on AmiAmi was "color fade on some of the gold parts", and if you compare the look of the various gold parts of her outfit (this armlet, the metal parts of her tiara and collar) to the promo/box shots, this color fade is most certainly there. I actually kind of like the weathered look of the gold parts, but I wonder if maybe gold paint tends to oxidize more quickly than other colors?

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The color fade on her tiara is noticeable, and note how some of the paint from the metal parts transferred onto the inside part of her bangs.

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The color fade is particularly obvious on the metal parts of Silfietta's collar. The tall collar nicely fits the bondage theme of the figure.

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Atelier Sai did a nice job with the sculpt of her oppai, as they're quite perky. Also, the way she's arching her back ever so slightly, you should see just a little bit of her ribcage, so that is a nice subtle detail.

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Silfietta's skimpy panties are a pretty eye-catching feature. In case you're wondering, her panties are not castoffable, so the figure doesn't really step fully into ecchi territory.

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The trim is a little non-uniform, and although you can't really see it in this photo, there was yet more paint transfer from the trim of her panties onto her inner thigh.

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Her metal thigh brace is fairly ornate. The gold metal parts and the sultry-but-not-quite-strict bondage theme of her outfit reminds me a little bit of Leia's costume from Return of the Jedi. As a matter of fact, Silfietta's design is simply a modern example of the "Good Girl Art" that was pioneered by the pulp comics of the 1940's and 50's.

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More sloppy painting/paint bleed can be seen where her panties meet her torso. I do like how her skirt becomes slightly more opaque near its bottom.

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The Urban Dictionary defines a bubble butt as one which is round, tight, and which complements an otherwise slim and slender body. That term fits pretty well, I think!

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I admit it; I am partial to the thong, but her thong pulls a little bit of a disappearing act in there...

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I like how her calves are sculpted.

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Altelier Sai did a nice job sculpting Silfietta's feet. Her toes are cute, and the pink toenails are an interesting touch. Did she do that herself before surrendering herself as a slave, or is that her master's preference?

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I like how she's bracing herself on her tiptoe, and the arch in her foot is well done. One negative is that her left foot just didn't want to seem to completely attach to the peg on the base. I like the heavy metal ring on her ankle shackles, but you can't tell how they are supposed to open and close...

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For the remainder of the review, we'll give Silfietta some of her modesty back. It should be noted that it's not really necessary to remove her head to attach and remove her top.

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Base----------8/10

One of the more interesting features of this figure is the highly elaborate base. The stone finish is attractive enough, although the base is different than what was shown in the promo shots (see PICTURE #619718) for example).

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One downside is that the base is absolutely gigantic. Including its lip, the base is approximately 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) in diameter. Thus, Silfietta will take up quite a bit of shelf space.

Scale Comparison

Silfietta herself is just over 10 inches (25.5 cm) in height from the top of her head to her toes, and factoring in the base and how she's got her arms raised, the figure spans 13 inches (33 cm) at its tallest point. Atelier Sai says she's 1/6, which would make her slightly more than 5 feet tall, and this seems perfectly reasonable.

Here is Silfietta with Wing's "After the Party" Sonico ITEM #198576. Sonico is also 1/6 scale, and her bondage-inspired outfit makes her complement Silfietta nicely.

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Muse-san ITEM #186018 is also 1/6 scale, and I think these two also look nice together. With her little smirk, I can imagine Muse-san thinking to herself View spoilerHide spoiler"She's very beautiful, but that's quite a predicament she's in!".

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Tira Misu ITEM #6512 is a natural candidate to pair up with Silfietta...

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...but at 1/8 scale, you can see how she's dwarfed by Silfietta.

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In the game, Silfietta does find herself in the clutches of a demon lord, so perhaps Elyse ITEM #5864 and Shamsiel ITEM #144626 are a couple of his minions...

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Silfietta with Misty Nereis ITEM #153426. Blonde+thong is one of my weaknesses, I suppose...

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Misty is 1/7 scale for comparison purposes.

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Mikuru ITEM #790 is another 1/6 scale figure from Atelier Sai. Both figures are of the same vintage (2007), but Silfietta's overall quality is much better than all the other Atelier Sai figures I own. I was going to try to head-swap Silfietta and Mikuru, but that wasn't possible. I suspect that if Haruhi was aware of this figure, Mikuru would promptly find herself being made to cosplay as Silfietta...

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Silfietta and Kaito ITEM #198587 were part of this month's figure haul, and it occurred to me they looked pretty good together. Maybe Kaito saw Fifty Shades of Grey and discovered a new hobby...

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Both Silfietta and Maid-san here ITEM #1302 give off a submissive vibe.

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Overall verdict and enjoyment----------9/10

Arguments for: Silfietta is quite lovely, her face is quite beautiful, she's very expressive, and I daresay that despite the bondage theme and the source material's ero-origin, she's really quite classy in a strange sort of way! If you need an elegant castoffable blonde-haired elf princess in bondage as part of your figure collection, I can scarcely think of a better figure ;).

Arguments against: The ero-nature of the source material and the bondage theme could be a little off-putting I suppose, enormous shelf footprint, lots of painting defects, and major paint transfer concerns if she's not displayed in her cast-off state.

I'd thought about getting this figure when she was new, but I passed on her, as I knew nothing about the source material. However, she grew on me over time with her sexy-but-elegant appearance. When a C/B one showed up on AmiAmi, I figured she was worth a gamble, and I was not disappointed. The color fade on the gold parts of her outfit are not a big deal IMO and otherwise the figure was in good condition.

Availability (as of this writing)

Not common.

She's not outrageously difficult to find, but she's not exactly common either, and Silfietta will most likely require some hunting if you want her in your collection. An EBay or Amazon search will likely find plenty of these at exorbitant prices, but with due diligence, a preowned Silfietta will likely set you back 7000-9000 yen. My C/B one from AmiAmi set me back 4900 yen, which coupled with the current exchange rate made her quite a bargain!

THANKS FOR READING!

If you liked this review, here are some of my other reviews you might also find interesting:

Wing 1/6 Sonico "After the Party" BLOG #20463
Max Factory 1/7 Mistral Nereis (Shining Hearts) BLOG #20169
Lechery 1/8 Shamsiel Shahal (Kyonyuu Fantasy) BLOG #19344
Wave 1/8 Elyse (Oretama) BLOG #17530
Chara-Ani 1/8 Tira Misu (Sorcerer Hunters) BLOG #18302
(AmiAmi C/B) Gift 1/4 Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS) BLOG #19675
Amakuni 1/7 Lucifer (Seven Deadly Sins) BLOG #17632
Toranoana 1/8 Maid En Bikini BLOG #13510
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Congratulations, that is a great pair indeed! I am currently at 11 tandem twin animals girls including the "mirror-pair" of ITEM #740 and ITEM #4291. Of these I like Alma and Bonnie the most. I like Bonnie's color scheme the most but Brenda has some cool additional accessories.

victorviper (4 years ago) #3088259Just this week, I added this pair ITEM #4400 and ITEM #1717 . They are huge, and Alma complements Silfietta pretty well!
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loveanime (4 years ago) #3087712haha... why I am not suprised that makes two of us. Been on an old figure buying spree as well, some of which are incredible bargains.

Just this week, I added this pair ITEM #4400 and ITEM #1717 . They are huge, and Alma complements Silfietta pretty well!
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victorviper (4 years ago) #3086926I've been on kind of an older figure kick lately, and every now and then I'm pleasantly surprised.
I saw another C-grade Silfietta not too long ago on AmiAmi with the "color fade" description, so I guess you grabbed that one? I'm not brave enough to attempt any repainting, though!
The base in the promo shots would have been better, since I had a tough time taking photos of her. I was originally going to use a grey backdrop, but the base just wanted to blend right into the backdrop, so that plan went away. In any event, though, Silfietta really is a neat older figure.

haha... why I am not suprised that makes two of us. Been on an old figure buying spree as well, some of which are incredible bargains. And yup, it must have been me who got that C-grade Silfietta. In the past I waited because of price considerations, I was not sure about her, and I thought the box was big. Turns out she is better than I expected and the box much smaller than expected.

You did a great great "rear view match" with Misty BLOG #20169, which lead to yet another purchase.
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loveanime (4 years ago) #3083949Older figures can be great. My Silfietta came in and she turned out very well. The "C" was really because of the faded gold, the rest is really "A". And the faded "gold" is pretty much the same as per your pictures. It is common for "gold" paint to dull over time. It looks allright and it is not really necessary to fix it. However, giving her a fresh coat of gold paint would really make her "shine", literally and figuratively.
As a bonus her box was slimmer and smaller than I thought given the size of the figure and setup. Compact boxes are always a nice bonus, especially as the number of figures in your collection grows.
Just like, you I wish they had done the base like in the official pictures. Overall a lovely figure.


I've been on kind of an older figure kick lately, and every now and then I'm pleasantly surprised.

I saw another C-grade Silfietta not too long ago on AmiAmi with the "color fade" description, so I guess you grabbed that one? I'm not brave enough to attempt any repainting, though!

The base in the promo shots would have been better, since I had a tough time taking photos of her. I was originally going to use a grey backdrop, but the base just wanted to blend right into the backdrop, so that plan went away. In any event, though, Silfietta really is a neat older figure.
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Older figures can be great. My Silfietta came in and she turned out very well. The "C" was really because of the faded gold, the rest is really "A". And the faded "gold" is pretty much the same as per your pictures. It is common for "gold" paint to dull over time. It looks allright and it is not really necessary to fix it. However, giving her a fresh coat of gold paint would really make her "shine", literally and figuratively.

As a bonus her box was slimmer and smaller than I thought given the size of the figure and setup. Compact boxes are always a nice bonus, especially as the number of figures in your collection grows.

Just like, you I wish they had done the base like in the official pictures. Overall a lovely figure.
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loveanime (4 years ago) #3051690Thank you for taking the time to do these older figure reviews, they are very useful. I also like the size comparison with other figures. Been on the fence for this figure for a long time but your review, together with a C/B on AmiAmi at an affordable price made me finally get her. I paid about 10% more than you did. The only issue was fading gold paint which I can easily fix because I have the paint, experience, and patience to fix it. It also adds to the fun of buying a figure. Looking forward to her arrival.

It's nice to see that I'm not the only person on here who still appreciates older figures :).

Older figures are always a little bit of a dice roll, and I've lost track of how many times I *wished* some old figure would have a review on MFC but didn't. Thus, when I find some older figure that's nice, it's a good service to the MFC community to get that out there.

If you try to fix up your Silfietta, that might make for an interesting article!
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Thank you for taking the time to do these older figure reviews, they are very useful. I also like the size comparison with other figures. Been on the fence for this figure for a long time but your review, together with a C/B on AmiAmi at an affordable price made me finally get her. I paid about 10% more than you did. The only issue was fading gold paint which I can easily fix because I have the paint, experience, and patience to fix it. It also adds to the fun of buying a figure. Looking forward to her arrival.
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victorviper (4 years ago) #2950041I decided that I'll try taking another batch of shots of Rimu-chan soon since there are so few user photos of that figure. We'll see how they turn out...

I'll try to keep an eye out on them! :)
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Maakie (4 years ago) #2949274Haha, I can understand that being depressing! xD With the first few figures I bought I was completely impressed with them, even thought when I now keep them next to nowadays quality prize figures, they are already lacking. :')

I decided that I'll try taking another batch of shots of Rimu-chan soon since there are so few user photos of that figure. We'll see how they turn out...
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victorviper (4 years ago) #2945731That was one of the first figures I ever bought, and I liked that figure when I really didn't know any better, but I tried taking some shots of her not long ago, and it was...a little depressing. She's tiny in scale, and there's a lot of thing wrong with her. Maybe I'll give it another shot one of these days.
It's too bad, since there's so few figures of Rimu-chan :).


Haha, I can understand that being depressing! xD With the first few figures I bought I was completely impressed with them, even thought when I now keep them next to nowadays quality prize figures, they are already lacking. :')
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