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ALTER Maki Nishikino Throwback SPOOKY Review in 4K

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This is the School Idol Festival, Nishikino Maki, 1/7. She stands at about 9 inches or 24cms. She is part of the Love Live School Idol Festival series, and like all the other figures she comes with a very unique look and feel. For Maki she is given a phantom bride look, vale and all, but it is a look that really works, even if it doesn’t really fit the character herself. Starting from the top she has a cute hat atop her lacy vale that is held on by magnets and underneath that her vale that is spotted with bats and stars in the meshing. This vale perfectly fits her head and doesn’t feel like it needs any help to stay there also long as you don’t tip the figure. Next is Maki’s perfectly sculpted hair that mirrors the anime to a T, even getting the coloring right. Here you can remove the vale as you so choice. Her cute expression with a bit of a “shhh don’t be scare” look as she holds her hand to her mouth really show off how kind hearted she is. In her other hand she holds a haunted lantern that can actually light up, if you can find the batteries where you live, but the lantern looks great even without the light. Her outfit features a sleeveless clear top with a laced bralette, each having frilled edges and detailed with bat bows and roses; a common theme throughout the figure. The skirt is black and purple layering with purple trimmings and more hidden details. Her arms have lace meshing topped with a haunted house fence look and black gloves with patterns and frilled edges too. Maki’s legs feature the same lacing as her arms but with long tied boots up to her knees. All of this showing her flawless skin to give you a bit of sexiness to this cute model. Her paint job features blacks and purples throughout with hints of red and silver to accent details. Also understanding where to use more of a glossy tone and mat painting on others. My only gripe with this figure is that there is a line on the top of her head where the hair connects together, but this isn’t visible with the vale on, so it is barely a problem.
Overall all of the School Idol Festival figures have been amazing and flowless, with each one having very unique outfits. Each character getting their own kind of theme, and each one being worth every penny. For people who love, Love Live, I recommend you collect just this figure line of the characters, and maybe the Nendoroids; this being because the Love Live Festival series really puts a lot of love and details into these figures. They aren’t scaled weirdly, sculpted badly or painted lazily, each one is flawless and perfect. So, if you have any love for any of the Love Live girls, go find your favorite girl and check out her Love Live Festival version; I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Did you guys pick up this figure? Do you have any of the other ones? What do you think of them?
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23pt
I open this review and see no pictures but a link to a Youtube video. Alright.

The wall of text led me to read it expecting pictures.

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21 days ago
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3pt
Now that you mention all that I can see it! Thanks for weighting in on the conversation :D

Rajke (21 days ago) #27798234Indeed she is truly a good looking figure. I couldn't find any flaws on my figure. More important: This figure brings out the character Maki is. That is also the reason why i disagree with your opinium that the outfit doesn't fit the character. Her outfit is exactly what she resambles in the first part of the anime. Some spoiler about the serie, don't read if you haven't seen the anime.
View spoilerHide spoilerIn the first episodes Maki is the lonely person that practice and composing on the piano. Also later on her familie (if i remembered correctly) explained to Hanayo that she doesn't bring any friends to her home. Then there is the look on her face and the finger that asks for silence. I think the outfit relates to her lonelyness and that the finger gives only the sign that she wants to keep her past a secret and that she doesn't want to speak about it. Her stockings does me think about a creepy gate. A gate is something created to protect something inside or to keep others outside. I think this detail is also referring to Maki perfectly. And not only because she lives in a big mansion. The way she holds the lantern is a sign she also 'Guide' people. Also being a school idol it very easy to say that she brings the lost people back to the light. She really is a wonderfull Halloween themed figure.
20 days ago
1pt
I really hope you can one day! They can still be found and they are worth it! Way better than the Birthday line.

diaeons (21 days ago) #27793650I'd love to own this figure! Like you said the whole line for this series is absolutely gorgeous and I wish I could afford to buy them all hehe.
20 days ago
1pt
Lol, sorry usually I do a full youtube review, but I have been sick the past week, so I only did a spotlight. But the text is there so people can hear my opinion and the video highlights what I am talking about.

mukyuu (21 days ago) #27793590I open this review and see no pictures but a link to a Youtube video. Alright.
The wall of text led me to read it expecting pictures.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc43SnHUAAA79R3.jpg
20 days ago
1pt
Honestly, I didn't know I could xD. But I probably will do that from now on, if I can figure it out. THANK YOU! hahaha

willyg1982 (21 days ago) #27808891I always enjoy most of the stuff you share. Question I always wanted to ask why you don't choose to embed the video for the post?
20 days ago
1pt
I always enjoy most of the stuff you share. Question I always wanted to ask why you don't choose to embed the video for the post?
21 days ago
1pt
Rajke Ca fanatic
Indeed she is truly a good looking figure. I couldn't find any flaws on my figure. More important: This figure brings out the character Maki is. That is also the reason why i disagree with your opinium that the outfit doesn't fit the character. Her outfit is exactly what she resambles in the first part of the anime. Some spoiler about the serie, don't read if you haven't seen the anime.
View spoilerHide spoilerIn the first episodes Maki is the lonely person that practice and composing on the piano. Also later on her familie (if i remembered correctly) explained to Hanayo that she doesn't bring any friends to her home. Then there is the look on her face and the finger that asks for silence. I think the outfit relates to her lonelyness and that the finger gives only the sign that she wants to keep her past a secret and that she doesn't want to speak about it. Her stockings does me think about a creepy gate. A gate is something created to protect something inside or to keep others outside. I think this detail is also referring to Maki perfectly. And not only because she lives in a big mansion. The way she holds the lantern is a sign she also 'Guide' people. Also being a school idol it very easy to say that she brings the lost people back to the light. She really is a wonderfull Halloween themed figure.
21 days ago
1pt
I'd love to own this figure! Like you said the whole line for this series is absolutely gorgeous and I wish I could afford to buy them all hehe.
21 days ago