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Sekai Seifuku ~Bouryaku no Zvezda~: Plamya-sama (Max Factory)Sekai Seifuku ~Bouryaku no Zvezda~: Plamya-sama (Max Factory)

May the light of Zvezda shine throughout this world!
Happy Friday MFC! Today we'll be looking at Пламя (Plamya-sama) from Sekai Seifuku ~Bouryaku no Zvezda~

Stats

Manufacturer: Max Factory
Sculptor: YOSHI
Scale: 1/7
Release: September 2015
Retail price: ¥13,704 +tax

First Look

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Sculpting 9/10

Overall, Plamya's sculpt is near flawless.
Special detail given to the small badges/patches on her outfit, her hair, and her cape. Even the handle of her sword is textured.

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She comes with an extra faceplate and hair front piece.

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The unmasked Plamya's expression is a bit longer than the masked one. It gives her a chubby-cheeked look, but also obscures her neck more than I'd like.

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Charm point: YOSHI didn't get lazy in the least with sculpting the straps on her outfit, or the pulling of the pants from her skin.

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Minus point: The hole in the handle of her sword is too big for the peg of her neko charm. Easy fix: placing a tiny piece of tape on her sword hilt and poking the charm through. Still a weird flaw to have.
Neutral point: Even without her hat Plamya is definitely over her designated 230mm height. This may or may not be to your liking!

Painting 10/10

Even though Plamya is all of three basic colors - black, white, and red - they still made sure to use the right shades so everything doesn't blend together (bodice, inner cape) and still has room for shading.

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Charm point: The white stripes on her legs are crisp and clean. Her long legs are an appeal point in general!

Posing 10/10

To be brief, Plamya's pose is based off on an illustration and they nailed it. Not just that, but I think this pose suits her better than the Alter version.

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Base 5/10 ☆☆☆☆☆

The base is where this figure loses. It's huge, boring, and while her feet attach with a solid grip, many who own her know that attaching her cape is hell, namely on her left side.

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On the bright side, because of her cape, she can stand just fine without her base.

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Minus point: Base is way too big considering how much space she actually takes up. Might have been nicer to have either a smaller circle or just a cut-out of the Zvezda symbol.

Packaging 7/10 ☆☆☆

First thing to note is that her box is pretty big. If you decide to pick her up on the aftermarket don't be surprised if you incur an EMS tab based on dimensions alone. The box could have been smaller if either her base were smaller or the base were placed in the box behind her instead of below her.

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Second thing to note is that the box design is fairly unremarkable. I like the star cut-out on top but other than that it's nothing stand-out. But, it gets the job done.

Enjoyment 10/10

Overall, I ended up enjoying Plamya a lot more than I expected I would. Her base leaves something to be desired but other than that she's very well done, arguably the best of the Zvezda scales to date.
What would make me enjoy her more? I wish she had been giving a glaring expression. I'd even pass on her unmasked face for that. Plamya burning a hole through me with a wicked stare... the idea is making my moé sensors tingle!

Thanks for reading!

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Scores8/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Comments10

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theyasminshow (2 years ago) #14190624Spoiler: It's actually not Haruhi related :D

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2 years ago
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Terrence Let's start from zero
theyasminshow (2 years ago) #14190624
Haha, is it because of the anti-smoking message or the episode itself?
The show is definitely one that goes/does whatever the hell it wants, but it does have its moments. The character designs though... love 'em. Wonder if we'll get Um or White Robin/Egret (doubtful at this point).


I think it was just how biased Kate was acting in that episode (smoking is terrible and smokers are all bad people kind of vibe), and it just felt really discriminatory towards smokers. I know the show is bonkers and pretty much shouldn't be taken seriously, but I kinda just didn't like the show after that, I don't know haha. Maybe one day I'll pick it up again when I'm bored, maybe I'll feel differently about it now, it's been like two years or so~ White Robin's design would be cool, although pretty unlikely like you said.
2 years ago
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theyasminshow Militant Missionary
Thank you everyone \o/

sybey (2 years ago) #14155216My only complaint with my figure is that she doesn't connect to her base all the way and over the year I've had her since release, her hand has expanded and doesn't grip her sword completely so it sags a little. :(
When I first unboxed her I actually got her connected to her base, despite knowing it was a common issue. I haven't been able to do it again since x_x
But the hand thing, yikes. I'm gonna have to watch out for that :\

Maakie (2 years ago) #14158787Hrmm and your next blog being Haruhi Suzumiya related? Hrmmm...I'm curious!
Spoiler: It's actually not Haruhi related :D

Terrence (2 years ago) #14170811The figures from this anime are all so appealing, it's too bad I gave up on it ever since that one anti smoking episode completely turned me off from the show. Does it get any better by the end of the show?
I feel like so many good scales suffer from the "amazing sculpt, crappy/uninspired base". Her sculpt looks great though! Her colors are more vibrant than the Alter counterpart.

Haha, is it because of the anti-smoking message or the episode itself?
The show is definitely one that goes/does whatever the hell it wants, but it does have its moments. The character designs though... love 'em. Wonder if we'll get Um or White Robin/Egret (doubtful at this point).
2 years ago
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I love how you point the neutral and negative points out so people are aware what they can expect! Very nice review! (The base seems awkwardly large and boring indeed!)
2 years ago
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nice review, welp another figure on my wishlist haha
2 years ago
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Terrence Let's start from zero
The figures from this anime are all so appealing, it's too bad I gave up on it ever since that one anti smoking episode completely turned me off from the show. Does it get any better by the end of the show?

I feel like so many good scales suffer from the "amazing sculpt, crappy/uninspired base". Her sculpt looks great though! Her colors are more vibrant than the Alter counterpart.
2 years ago
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I've been wanting to watch this anime!!!

I'm loving the small details, such as the sword handle and the small pins on her tie. It's a really nice figure overall. You did a good review of it! :D

Hrmm and your next blog being Haruhi Suzumiya related? Hrmmm...I'm curious!
2 years ago
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sybey ryonafucker69
one of my favorite figures to come out last year! She's so stunning in person, your photos of her are great too.

My only complaint with my figure is that she doesn't connect to her base all the way and over the year I've had her since release, her hand has expanded and doesn't grip her sword completely so it sags a little. :(
2 years ago
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Oh that's great timing, I was hoping to see a review as I just ordered her.
Nice review and good info on her base and box. Thanks for sharing.

bambipie (2 years ago) #14152249I love this figure and character. Its a shame shes impossibly expensive now.
There are still a couple on Amiami for under 10k which I think is a decent price in case you were looking for her.
2 years ago
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I love this figure and character. Its a shame shes impossibly expensive now.
2 years ago