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Illya -Beast Mode Vers.- 1/8 (Aquamarine)

falugalob5 months agoReview
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya - Illyasviel von Einzbern - 1/8 - Beast Style (Aquamarine): The Review

Hello friends, and thank you for looking over my review. Today we have a real cutie, and she was the figure I was most looking forward to reviewing as soon as I got her. I was a little hesitant considering I don't have experience with Aquamarine, but I'm glad I jumped.

The figure pose comes from this artwork:
http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/GoldenDarkness1475142562.jpeg
(Really hoping they make the other two, I'd die of happiness)

Without further delay let us delve into the pictures.

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The Box
I apologize for the terrible lighting, I had already put away some lights and was too lazy to retake them lol.
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The front
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The sides
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The back
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The Top/Bottom
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Packaging: 7/10

It's a box. Big ol' windows on the front and side so if you're a person who keeps their figures in the box, you can still see her quite well. It's a pretty average box, does it's job protecting the figure so no complaints.


The Figure
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Check this spoiler the fanservice shot! ;D
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Mmm. That's quite nice.



Sculpting: 8/10
The sculpt is very good. Her hair is sharp and well moulded, the seam lines aren't conspicuous and overall her proportions are great. The bells and ribbons are too damn cute. Also fur is really hard to do well, I think they did decently here with the fur cuffs on her arms and legs and around her neck, it looks pretty good. Her hair that's draped over her shoulder kind of "floats" but I understand making it lay too close would be troublesome. The feet look a little weird but it's not the main focus anyway. All in all, I really like it.

Here's some close up pictures.
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She's got the right proportions for a 1/8 but since she's naturally short and also kneeling, she appears quite small.

Here is a picture of her standing next to a nendoroid and she's a head taller pretty much:
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Posing: 9/10
The pose is too adorable. I had to paws this review to look at her a few times. One thing though is her expression is a bit too much on the stoic side.

Base: 6/10
Oh yeah she has a base lol. You can tell how much I like it from it's absence in this review. It's just a furry white pillow. But since her paws are held up in front of her she ends up a little front heavy. The pillow makes it pretty hard to balance her right and she often tips at the slightest movement. I'm sure you can shift around the padding inside the pillow to support her better but I would have just preferred they gave us a more solid base.

Picture of Base
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Painting: 8/10
The paint job on this figure is very good. Her skin tone is very fair and it has the proper shading to really accent it. The crimson ribbons contrast very well with the blacks and makes it aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The blush on her face is too subtle though compared to the original image. Great work overall.

Enjoyment: 10/10
Ahhh~ she's to much, my heart lol. Definitely one of my new favorites and the only way I could enjoy this figure further is if Aquamarine makes Miyu and Kuro.

Overall: 8/10


Thanks for reading! I hope you found it helpful if anyone was on the fence with her.
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Scores8/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Comments8 comments

0pt
MC707 (5 months ago) #20969695Are you getting paid to do these reviews? Becuz you just sold me this figure. Great review!
Haha, if only I could get paid doing these cause I really enjoy it.

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it and you won't be disappointed, I love this figure.
5 months ago
1pt
Are you getting paid to do these reviews? Becuz you just sold me this figure. Great review!
5 months ago
0pt
Nice. I can't wait for her to arrive.
Her socks are different from the illustration, but they made it up with fluffiness.
I hope they announce a Kuro beast version too.
5 months ago
1pt
Stalking Loli hunter
Ugh. I want her so bad...
5 months ago
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neck (5 months ago) #20725860I quite like the fluffy base, it matches the "feel" of the figure well (in my opinion.)
Did you see the little instruction page that came in the bottom of the box? It seemed to recommend shaking the cotton to one side of the base and setting Illya on the flat, near-empty portion. I did mine this way and think its much cuter than having her sitting on the mostly flat pillow. The large puff in front of her makes it feel like she's sinking into a fluffy bed or something (fuwafuwa~). Not to mention the added benefit of being much more stable.
Just something I thought I'd mention in case you hadn't tried it yet. Love the review, and definitely agree that the figure is very cute overall! :)
Yeah I did, push the padding inside like instructed and she's balancing ok in my shelf. Making my glass all lint-y lol.
5 months ago
2pt
I quite like the fluffy base, it matches the "feel" of the figure well (in my opinion.)

Did you see the little instruction page that came in the bottom of the box? It seemed to recommend shaking the cotton to one side of the base and setting Illya on the flat, near-empty portion. I did mine this way and think its much cuter than having her sitting on the mostly flat pillow. The large puff in front of her makes it feel like she's sinking into a fluffy bed or something (fuwafuwa~). Not to mention the added benefit of being much more stable.

Just something I thought I'd mention in case you hadn't tried it yet. Love the review, and definitely agree that the figure is very cute overall! :)
5 months ago
2pt
Nice review! My roommate has this ordered and on the way, so I'm looking forward to seeing it in person myself.
5 months ago
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I really like the design of this figure. XD
5 months ago