Today we’re taking a look at Stella Vermillion from the 2015 Fall series, Chivalry of a Failed Knight (AKA Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry). I enjoyed the series way more than I was expecting, in fact it was probably one of my favourites from that season, and that’s a big call. Stella played no small part in that. She’s just…so good. This is my very first Broccoli figure, so let’s find out what kind of an impression they make and if Stella is indeed Stellar.
Nothing much to note with this box. Packaging is standard, although very smart because this box is way smaller than I was expecting. I appreciate that they have the original illustration and they’ve clearly tried to match the colours of the figure with the box.
Overall, I think this is a very solid figure and I don’t have to much to complain bar two aspects. The first being Stella’s facial expression. It’s a bit odd and not entirely in character. Stella is a very determined character and it’s hard to imagine her with an almost blank stare while leaving her mouth wide open. Especially in that pose. It’s a similar complaint to the one I had with Alter’s Alisia Heart. And the fact that she has a slight blush confuses me. Yes, Stella does blush a lot, but why in this figure with that pose?
And the second aspect is the base. Broccoli, how lazy can you get? Admittedly, I’d prefer it to be all black rather than plain white, but still. This isn’t a prize figure. I’ll admit that my eyes aren’t on the base though…
They’re on Stella! Because if you can get past those two details, and I completely understand if you can’t, everything else is pretty solid. Maybe not amazing, but still commendable.
I love the concept of having her uniform ripped. Not only is it interesting to look at, but it’s also incredibly sexy and Stella figure that isn’t sexy just wouldn’t be doing her justice. Her ripped uniform certainly adds some lovely spice to what would have been a pretty plain figure otherwise. You’d probably say it’s the highlight.
Speaking of sexy, taking a look under her skirt and having my breath taken away, I wish that they made her a cast off. That would have been glorious and perfectly appropriate.
The pose is dynamic and her hair, ripped clothes and bow, which is almost comically large, adds to the sense of motion. Speaking of the bow, it takes up a lot of space. I can’t really hold that against the figure, but it’s something to note.
Stella’s hair has some nice motion to it. And although I don’t think the sculpt is anything to write home about, I appreciate the very nice shading. The paint job on Stella in general is solid and very competent. Skin tone and eyes especially.
I’m happy with the detail on Stella’s sword. The pattern or graphic on it is surprisingly elaborate when you take a good look at it and I like that it’s not just a flat colour but has that classic translucent fade.
While I’m disappointed by a couple aspects and it’s not the perfect Stella figure, there’s still plenty here for me to be happy about about. I certainly do not regret buying her. She’s sexy and dynamic. And if that doesn’t sum up Stella, I don’t know what does.
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