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Alisa L. Amiella  - White Swimsuit - Alphamax - REVIEW 20Alisa L. Amiella - White Swimsuit - Alphamax - REVIEW 20

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Happy Day-After-the-Turkey-Explosion!
I hope that you all had a marvelous day yesterday, filled with parades and dog shows and family gatherings (with so much delicious food and not enough stretchy-pants), and maybe even a viewing of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to close out the evening. These are my family’s traditions for Thanksgiving day, and I guess I just think that the rest of the world does the exact same thing! lol

Whatever the case, I hope that you all had a wonderful day, and that you’re not too uncomfortable in the belly today. After all, what’s better than a big slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast?!

Back Story
My review for today is on a figure that I purchased after watching the first season of God Eater on Netlix. Now, I understand that there are many out there who have great disdain for the newer, Netflix-style animé series, and while I would agree that they probably aren’t as true to the traditions of earlier Japanese productions, they DO offer those of us who don’t have good access to the more time-honored shows a decent introduction to characters and themes that we otherwise may not have known. I’ve read many debates on the MFC forums concerning the die-hard traditionalists and the newer-age, tech-heavy modernists, and I honestly see both sides of the discussion.

At the end of the day, I’m an artist and a writer. I care about a good story and strong characters. How and when those tales were told isn’t of the highest priority to me, as long as it excites my artistic tendencies, and so far, I’ve watched several new animé series on Netflix, and I’ve enjoyed almost all of them. God Eater was one of them.

Shy of my Angela Balzac figures (from Expelled from Paradise), the figure reviewed today is the first that was purchased directly after enjoying the introduction of a new character on the show, God Eater. I had seen the name of the animé in the MFC database, but didn’t understand the context of the massive weapons and energetic characters.

Alisa Llinichina Amiella is a young Russian woman who suffers from a disastrous past, near-crippling anxiety, and a strong need for stronger self-worth and companionship with people who can help her to see her strengths and value. She DOES happen to be a pretty kick-ass warrior in the story, but this is oftentimes overshadowed by the problems of her past.

I like that Alisa is an imperfect character – that she has a closet chock-full of demons that she continuously fights against. For the most part, she keeps herself together, and when she does, she’s nigh unstoppable. But when she has a more human moment, she is as fragile as a flower in late September.

When this figure popped up in the MFC ads, I couldn’t help myself.

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Alphamax
Alisa Llinichna Omela – White Swimsuit – 1/8 – God Eater 2 -- ITEM #689613
Sculptor: 2% -- ENTRY #10639
Vendor: private MFC seller ($120.00 in October of 2019)


The Box
While this isn’t the most attractive box I’ve seen so far, I feel like it’s been beautifully crafted to suit the character within and the culture of the story behind her. There are a couple of nice pictures of the figure on the back, and the two sides have a slightly transparent line-art rendering of the Russian insignia from the show beneath text about the figure. The drawing of Alisa’s God Arc on the front of the box is great, and the color is fantastic. There are small windows on the front, sides, and top that allow for viewing of the sealed figure.

The blister packaging was phenomenal, and all parts and accessories were safely sealed and wrapped in plastic sheeting within.

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The Figure
The base for the figure is one of the more creative in my collection so far, and I really appreciate the lengths to which the designer and sculptor went to make it realistic and unique for the character.

The gravel texture of the surface is totally in keeping with the “destroyed world” of Alisa’s story. I love the fact that the design incorporates the primary accessory to the figure (her God Arc) directly into the surface of the base, fitting perfectly and (so far) causing no damage to the paint-job of either the base or the blade.

I also find the footprints where Alisa’s feet mount to be not only helpful in the fit of the figure to the base, but also a little adorable – I’m not a foot-fetish kinda guy, but the little toe-prints in the gravel are pretty cute!

Two posts connect the base and figure through the flat right foot. The assembly is solid when completed, and the left toes of the figure act as good balance once the figure is on the shelf.

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The God Arc, itself, is a gorgeous weapon, sculpted beautifully to incorporate the simple deadliness of the blade, while at the same time containing many of the recognizable features of the living organism (the Aragami) near the hilt of the sword. The intricacy of the God Arc is impressive in the sculpt, and I feel that it balances the smooth, organic lines of Alisa’s body when mounted together on the base.

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Two pieces from Alisa’s wardrobe are removable – the white and black vest and her crimson beret, complete with the fleur de lis.

The assembly and removal of the vest involves taking Alisa’s arms off of the main figure at the seam beneath the mid-bicep armbands, along with her head so that the wrap-around collar will fit appropriately at the neck. The beret is simply placed atop her head and is held in position by internal magnets.

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Alisa’s body comes in four parts: main body, two arms, and the head. The assembly points for each part are clean, tight, and well-designed for a near seamless integration.

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Reviewer's Notes
Overall Sculpt
Starting out with the “trimmed-down” version of the figure, you can really see the skill of the sculptor in the development of Alisa’s body from almost every perspective. Her proportions are accurate, muscle-tone is strong but not overly developed, and feminine curves completely mesmerizing. The manner in which she leans on her God Arc is really clever, and they’ve done a pretty good job of lining everything up (when fully assembled) to give the impression of her full-body lean.

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The details in Alisa’s swimsuit are fantastic – especially how the skin around the tiny straps reacts to the tightness of the outfit (I think she probably should have gone up a size when picking this out at the store). lol. She appears to be creating quite a bit of stress to the fabric of the top in particular, and while I find it humorous, I don’t think it’s really fitting for the character. Fortunately, she spends the majority of her time on my shelf wearing her vest, so it’s not something I have to notice very often.

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The sculpt of her midriff – from ribs to waist to hips – is absolutely gorgeous (if not a little unrealistic, but I’m certainly not complaining!).

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Details like the armlet all God Eaters wear and the bikini top knot at her back are really a testament to the dedication to accuracy by the artists involved.

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When fully assembled (with vest and beret), Alisa strikes a beautiful, yet imposing, figure. I’m so impressed with how well her feet fit into the texture of the base, as well as the fit of her vest as it flows in an invisible breeze.

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Alisa’s legs and bum are beautiful – quite realistic in definition and pose. As mentioned above, I do like how the straps to the bikini bottoms cut into the hips a little bit.

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Even with the vest in place, the view of the waist and hips is something beautiful to behold.

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This angle on the figure, in particular, exhibits many of the best aspects of this figure – the detail in the beret, with the fleur de lis – the windswept vest as it’s pulled away from the body – the nonchalant pose while leaning against the God Arc – the left hand resting lovingly against the mechanical weapon that has saved her life so many times …

Even areas of subtlety like the sculpt of her armpit and the single lock of hair this is curled “up” are beautiful features that I usually would skim past, but which are strikingly evident to me in this figure.

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Beneath the beret, Alisa’s hair (typically silver, but a mellow beige for this figure) is a nice sculpt with a good amount of detail. The seam at the top of her head is clean, but quite visible without her beret.

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Painting
The color palette for this figure is pretty simple – a nice pale peach color for her skin, a nearly pure white for her swimsuit and vest, a deep burgundy for the trim (that nicely matches the coloring of the God Arc), the brighter crimson of her beret, and the almond color for her hair.

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The lines are fantastically clean on this figure and call out the details of every showcased feature. From the matte colors of her body and wardrobe, to the metallic shine of the paint used on her armlet and the God Arc, there is the perfect blend of surface textures to really establish a realistic figure.

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The sculpt and painting of Alisa’s face are masterful! She is a beauty, and in this particular case is showing a curious glance over the shoulder with her amazing blue eyes. Notice, too, the wonderful peach color of her painted nails -- such a small and delicate detail that really adds to the figure.

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Overall Presentation
Without an understanding of the storyline of God Eater, the characters and situations in which they find themselves, you might look at this figure and wonder what the hell this bikini babe is doing with the giant knife. For those who are familiar with the story, you see a very different thing.

I don’t know that Alisa’s personality would exactly jump up and down about posing in a skimpy swimsuit – though the wardrobe she wore in the first season of the first series was certainly suggestive enough. I think she’s aware of her sensuality, and perhaps even might use it if it was necessary to get something she wanted, but typically, I don’t see her being very aware of her feminine presence. She’s a God Eater, first and foremost.
This figure looks fantastic on the shelf but be warned – the base is large and has a big footprint. The reach of the blade handle away from the base also extends the width of the figure considerably, so she doesn’t always fit well with other large based (or topped) figures.

I love her addition to my collection because of the finesse and skill of her presentation. She looks stunning and shows just enough confidence and sass to excite that inner teenager in me.

Comparisons
Again, I’ve used this figure a couple of times in previous reviews, so I’ll showcase them again here.

With 2B from Nier: Automata – NieR: Automata - YoRHa No. 2 Type B - Regular Edition (Flare, Square Enix) -- ITEM #549472
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With Judith from Myethos – Kidou Sentai Iron Saga Judith 1/8 Complete Figure
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Lessons Learned
There really wasn’t much of a lesson learned in this particular purchase – it was more a situation of searching for a specific character, and then deciding on which representation of that character that I liked the most for a purchase. In this case, there were other figures of Alisa that I liked a little better, but when the opportunity arose to buy this one, I felt completely justified in making this my first Alisa figure. There will undoubtedly be others to follow.

On the shelf, she commands attention – both the massive blade and her beautiful behind are hard to miss! She looks a little bit bigger than the typical 1/8 scale in my collection, but even with her size, she easily attracts the eye against other figures of larger scales. From the base to her beret, she’s a wonderful addition of detail and form … and feminine curves.

As always, please feel free to reach out with questions or comments! I love hearing from you all!

Until next time!
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1pt
Looking at this, now i miss and regret selling her.
Great review, btw!
9 days ago
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Happyakrz (14 days ago) #71037511
In regards to the shows I've watched on Netflix so far, here's a short list of what I've watched and a general gut reaction ...


I'll put my reply under a spoiler so it doesn't take up too much space ^_^
View spoilerHide spoilerSo in regards to Netflix animes that you have mentioned.

Evangelion - I haven't seen Evangelion yet but it's on my list, as i feel like it's an essential anime to watch (and some great figures too).
Death Note - I'm reading it rather than watching it, and it's amazing. I love having the black edition manga on my shelves.
SAO - I watched the first season as it aired, but it lost me as soon as that was done ... I tried to watch the second but I really didn't identify with the narrative, which is sad cause lots of good figures.
AOT - I watch this with my dad actually lol! He loves it and tries to sing along with the theme song.
Gurren Lagann - I did NOT like this anime, and I know it has tons of loyal fans. I was very disappointed because I love Kill la Kill by the same studio. If you haven't checked out Kill la Kill, I would say try it out. There's a lot of fan service though but I love the character of Mako in it.
Bleach - I'm actually watching this on the treadmill. I'm a sucker for old shonen and I'm only about 25 episodes in, but it's starting to heat up and I actually cried one episode over girl power lol.
Fairy Tale - another one i cried during LOL! I cried, I laughed, I cried again. I guess I'm just an old school anime lover?

I checked out Netflix specifically to see if there were any I had missed...

Soul Eater - I had so much fun watching this anime, it has good character development and good action, but it might be a little "old school" for you, and no good figures imo.
Hi Score Girl - OMG OMG OMG this anime is amazing. I love it. If you want to watch a complete nerd who loves arcade games fall in love through the characters and come into his own, watch it. It's such a sweet story and totally proved to me that 3D anime can be good. It's an awesome anime for any arcade game loving nerd, like me lol.
The Seven Deadly Sins - I had fun watching Meliodas and his crew fight but the end kinda lost me a little bit.
B The Beginning - This was a fun crime show, I enjoyed watching it and the action was good. It had some twists and turns I wasn't expecting.
Madoka Magica - If you haven't watched this already, do it. One, Madoka has so many good figures to come out of it. Two, it's all about girl power and friendship. Three, it has the best twist of all time in anime, in my humble opinion. I still think about it till this day.

I'm sure there are other animes on Netflix I've watched but it wont let me go back that far in my watch history, and I think I watched a lot on my parents account rather than mine ... but yeah Netflix has some good ones! Plus, I am watching most on Crunchyroll nowadays. I just started "Fire Force" and the art/action was amazing. Also I would suggest Mob Psycho because that show is just bomb and has some of the best action fight scenes.
14 days ago
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galablue (14 days ago) #71029076the only thing better than pumpkin pie for breakfast is mac n cheese for breakfast ;~) (but really, i wish i was having a slice of pumpkin pie right now -- i'm on a no sugar thing for at least until february).
netflix anime's are really looked over. i've enjoyed quite a few titles from them, but right now i've been watching a lot on crunchyroll (i paid for the premium membership for the year for myself, so i want to take advantage of it). my favorite netflix anime has got to be "Hi-Score Girl". if you're a fan of arcade game culture, definitely give it a watch. i was prepared to dislike it because it's a 3d anime, but i was quickly sucked in to the story and honestly was hooked. the closing song is one of my favorite of all time ... so yeah, if you want a sweet love story about a nerd falling in love through arcade games, definitely take a look!
as for the figure, i'm a little mixed. her body sculpt is banging -- honestly it's amazing. but the posing doesn't really show off her body as well as i feel like it could have. yes, her butt is great, but her side boob isn't where her chest shines (i think her front cleavage looks better). also -- her stomach/hips are my favorite part of this figure, and i wish that they were more easily viewed. with the proper posing with her looking at you, you kind of miss all of my favorite things in this figure! that being said, her body is VERY nice. it's a figure i wouldn't have picked up but still admire the sculpt.


You know, after writing the review and pairing each section with the photos that I'd taken, I came to the same conclusion that you have described here -- I love the sculpt of her body, but because of the vest and God Arc, you don't get to see the body revealed very often (if ever), and that makes the purchase and enjoyment on the shelf rather suspect. I'm still very happy that I have the figure, but I'm looking at it a little differently now. I may display her without the vest for a short time to see how I feel about the visibility of at least the back side of her figure -- we'll see.

In regards to the shows I've watched on Netflix so far, here's a short list of what I've watched and a general gut reaction ...

Evangelion -- I liked it, but it's supremely depressing from start to finish.
Death Note -- I'd already seen it before, but watched it again. It's pretty good.
Sword Art Online -- I really liked this story, and many of the characters are great.
Attack on Titan -- VERY different, and I really liked it!
Gurren Lagann -- Decent show with an older animation style -- really isn't my fav.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion -- Love it!
Kakegurui -- Kind of creeped me out, but I found it intriguing.
God Eater -- Really got into it, and it bummed me out when I ran out of episodes!
Kabaneri -- I liked the cg train, but the story was a little dark for me.
Bleach -- I watched a couple of episodes but just couldn't get into it.
Fairy Tale -- Again, watched a few episodes and it felt just a little too old school.

And I'm currently watching Arpeggio of Blue Steel on YouTube. LOVE!!

Let me know if there are other titles out there that you would recommend. There are so many from which to choose, and sometimes I just don't know in what direction to head.
14 days ago
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victorviper (14 days ago) #71034494What a fantastic body sculpt. This figure has always been vaguely on my radar, since the bikini+underboob+weapon combo all hit my various collector's points. This review also really accentuates her skin tone as well; her skin is very fair but not pasty, and that's a difficult thing to pull off.
The one thing about this figure about which I'm not too sure is the black sand base. The black sand is certainly a change of pace, but I can't help think it would look out of place next to more conventional beach/swimsuit figures.


You know, the aspect of the sand color not matching up with other figures of the "beach" variety had never occurred to me, but I completely understand from where you're coming. Unfortunately, I don't have any beach figures (yet!), except for the Tamaki figure I reviewed recently, but I don't keep that in the same display.

I can say that in contrast to other figures with creative bases in my display, this base looks great, but there too, my opinion might be biased by my own specific tastes.

I agree with you about her body, though, and you're quite correct about her skin tone -- it's flawless, alabaster, and beautiful!
14 days ago
1pt
What a fantastic body sculpt. This figure has always been vaguely on my radar, since the bikini+underboob+weapon combo all hit my various collector's points. This review also really accentuates her skin tone as well; her skin is very fair but not pasty, and that's a difficult thing to pull off.

The one thing about this figure about which I'm not too sure is the black sand base. The black sand is certainly a change of pace, but I can't help think it would look out of place next to more conventional beach/swimsuit figures.
14 days ago
0pt
Alphamax is becomeing my go-to whenever I want a decent scale these days
14 days ago
1pt
the only thing better than pumpkin pie for breakfast is mac n cheese for breakfast ;~) (but really, i wish i was having a slice of pumpkin pie right now -- i'm on a no sugar thing for at least until february).

netflix anime's are really looked over. i've enjoyed quite a few titles from them, but right now i've been watching a lot on crunchyroll (i paid for the premium membership for the year for myself, so i want to take advantage of it). my favorite netflix anime has got to be "Hi-Score Girl". if you're a fan of arcade game culture, definitely give it a watch. i was prepared to dislike it because it's a 3d anime, but i was quickly sucked in to the story and honestly was hooked. the closing song is one of my favorite of all time ... so yeah, if you want a sweet love story about a nerd falling in love through arcade games, definitely take a look!

as for the figure, i'm a little mixed. her body sculpt is banging -- honestly it's amazing. but the posing doesn't really show off her body as well as i feel like it could have. yes, her butt is great, but her side boob isn't where her chest shines (i think her front cleavage looks better). also -- her stomach/hips are my favorite part of this figure, and i wish that they were more easily viewed. with the proper posing with her looking at you, you kind of miss all of my favorite things in this figure! that being said, her body is VERY nice. it's a figure i wouldn't have picked up but still admire the sculpt.
14 days ago