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Review - White Day Honoka by AlterReview - White Day Honoka by AlterReview

aleigh1004aleigh10046 days ago
My Honoka white day figure finally arrived!

I have waited so long for her and she’s only my second scale figure and she’s my first Alter figure, and I don’t know I have just felt, in the two years I’ve been collecting, like Alter is the Gucci of figure companies, so I was so excited to get her.

My friends have also been so excited for me to get her, so I filmed an unboxing of her ([url=]www.youtube.com...[/url]). amiami packaged her very well, nice big box that was padded with plenty of paper so neither the box nor the figure were harmed. And Alter's blister packaging is a struggle, which you'll get to watch me deal with if you chose to go view the video.

I had my time to squeal and gush, I had my time to decompress from the excitement, and I’m now here to look at her with a more critical eye. This will be picture-heavy.

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Let me start off by saying first of all, I love her. I wouldn’t have paid $200 for her if I didn’t think I would love her—and yes, that is ultimately about what I ended up paying, including DHL shipping. I love Honoka, and I love this outfit! I love the theme, I love the colors, I love the way Alter executed it—for the most part.

There’s a lot of parts that “give” in this figure. The little ribbons from her hair bow, for one, though I expected that. Same with the ribbon at her collar and both “chains,” which looking at other figures, yes they could have been real chains, but then the position likely wouldn’t be true to the original illustration and I’m sure it would have been more expensive.

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The wings also have a little give, which I didn’t expect. The kind of plastic the wings are made of surprised me, they feel different from how expected. There’s almost a squishy feel to the plastic, I expected a more frosted feel. You can also feel the roughness of the glitter, so that’s a spot to watch for when cleaning/dusting.

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I love that the roses are edged in this gold paint. I love the little orange ribbons with bows on her lace cuffs in addition to the ribbons on her headset. Kotori and Umi also had silver and blue ribbon attached to their headsets, but I have to say I prefer how they did the ribbons/bows on the lace. I wish they had done the same with the ribbons on the lace cuffs at her upper arms.

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Also can I just say, what is up with that headset? How is it hanging in there? We don’t see any band going over her head…is it under her hair? I guess we’ll never know.

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The pompom on her ponytail bow is kinda meh to me. I assume it’s a pompom but it’s shimmering like the lace and ribbons so…is it satin? I don’t know, they could have done it differently is all I’m saying. But that’s not enough to give the figure any minus points for me.

And again, I don’t personally own this outfit, but the roses on her knees…well they look like they’re sprouting out from the crease of her knees, but I feel like they’re meant to be attached to the ribbons themselves. It just bugs me, especially looking at this figure from the front. Minus half a point.

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I’m no expert on shading so I can’t really comment on that, but I can say that her bent elbow and both her knees have been nicely blushed.

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I’m fascinated by her hands, especially the extended one.

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They’re lovely, and I adore the soft pink paint on her nails, which has also been added to her toenails! Considering how she’s positioned, her toes aren’t exactly what you notice, so that’s a nice bit of detail.

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But while we’re looking at her feet, let’s look at that ribbon that kinda…disappears into the skin above her ankle. Now I don’t have this costume, but I’m pretty sure the ribbon is meant to wrap completely around her legs. We don’t get to see the backs of Honoka’s legs, but the way this ribbon ends makes it look almost like a cuff, ya know? Like the ribbon is just biting into her skin because it’s not a ribbon at all, it’s plastic that’s kinda been shoved on there and isn’t moving. Minus another half a point.

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It might just be me, but I feel like her expression looks different if you look at her from above versus below. I think that’s really neat. Also I love the curve of her back and how it's highlighted when you look at her from the right side.

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I can’t say I’ve noticed a lot of paint flaws…except one on her purple ribbon.
But those roses are looking good!

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Another thing I love about this figure is that she fits perfectly in my hand. It’s reminding me of my childhood when I imagined holding a little fairy in my hands. A+ Alter, you made 6 year old me very happy.

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My mom doesn’t know jack about figures or Love Live, but when I showed her miss Honoka, she gasped. And then she asked a question which made me ache—does she light up?

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THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO COOL!!!!!!!!! I mean I know a lot of people, myself included, have lights for their display cabinets, but instead of this lousy, thin, boring, not-even-needed piece of plastic base, Alter could have given us a light-up base! Just something with even one little Christmas light bulb that ran on a button battery would have been acceptable.

So I’m not at all a strict grader, but I give this figure a 9/10. Do with that information as you wish, and I hope you enjoyed all the close-ups! (Yes I know I have to dust my shelves, I'll do it this weekend. And sorry if I repeated pictures, I took a lot and I don't think I uploaded all the ones I wanted to)
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Bah-Roo5 days ago#78113015Your photos with the rays of sunshine streaming in from the background were particularly nice. Good lighting on the figure and shows off the transparent plastic parts really well. Makes her look extra beautiful! And it's very cute that 6 year old within you got a spark of joy for being able to hold a fairy in the palm of your hand. I imagine that would feel nice... maybe I need to buy this Honoka too!! ;3;
If it had been sunny today I would have taken more, I feel like I didn't take enough to show off all the beautiful details. She's so pretty in person, if you do get her I have a feeling you'll adore her as much as I do!
4 days ago
Rikoei4 days ago#78153867May I suggest using similar lighting on the display cabinets lit around her base?(there are ones that are stuck on lights that you can wrap around it but it may not stand plus it has to be around an outlet) I did however see a Sakura figure lit up by a small bulb in the dress I thought that was a good idea but this figure seems tricky when adding lights to it...

I know what you mean, I'm gonna look around some and see what I can find. I have some decorative fairy lights that are battery operated but they're like neon color and I really want white for this figure.

Melon_pan45 days ago#78114086 Now that you mentioned the roses kinda sprouting from her knees, I can't unsee it and it is bothering me as well.. but that's not a big deal. Other than that, it's a really nice figure. Will definitely buy her and Umi some time in the future. Congrats again!!

Thank you! Even though you said it doesn't detract from the figure, I feel I must apologize for putting that image in your head TT I hope you find Umi and Honoka for a good price!
4 days ago
All of the White Day series are amazing and Honoka is no exception. She's beautiful and the details for the frills and roses is amazing!!!
4 days ago
Chibi-Jibs Cosmic Mermaid
Ahh, just like the other two she's perfect. I can't wait to get her and Yohane - hopefully, sooner rather than later if DHL shipping it's totally ridiculous for my May order.
4 days ago
May I suggest using similar lighting on the display cabinets lit around her base?(there are ones that are stuck on lights that you can wrap around it but it may not stand plus it has to be around an outlet) I did however see a Sakura figure lit up by a small bulb in the dress I thought that was a good idea but this figure seems tricky when adding lights to it.....good luck with finding a way (also suggest a dust on your shelves they seem dusty but I am not one to talk I need to dust mine as well heh)
But very nice figure I especially love the flowers on her dress! I was gonna buy this one but passed on it I regret doing that now....but I passed cause I wanted the whole set
4 days ago
Congrats on finally getting her! Thankfully she didn't get delayed again. I have to say, even though Kotori is my best girl, Honoka is the best looking out of the three from this line without a doubt.

Now that you mentioned the roses kinda sprouting from her knees, I can't unsee it and it is bothering me as well.. but that's not a big deal. Other than that, it's a really nice figure. Will definitely buy her and Umi some time in the future. Congrats again!!
5 days ago
ChimcharTrainer5 days ago#78112737Ah this line is so perfect! I really wish they would make Nico in this kind of dress! Yeah, it is a really nice line. Kinda wish Alter made even MORE Muse girls, though - LLSIF has lots and lots of really nice outfits and I'd love to see more of them by Alter. Especially as for some of the girls I actually wish they had chosen different outfits. For example, I don't really like the Christmas Nico one (it's a beautiful figure - don't get me wrong - but I don't like it enough to add it to my collection), so another Nico from Alter would be great! And as it is the line is a bit uneven - some of the girls have received 2 figures but others only 1.

Anyway, out of the three 2nd year girls they chose to do in these outfits Honoka is my definite favourite! Speaking of Nico though, in case you weren't aware you can see what her outfit looked like in this set here. Nico is super cute but I think Rin might be my other favourite. Nozomi's is really nice too.

To the reviewer -- thanks for the review! Your photos with the rays of sunshine streaming in from the background were particularly nice. Good lighting on the figure and shows off the transparent plastic parts really well. Makes her look extra beautiful! And it's very cute that 6 year old within you got a spark of joy for being able to hold a fairy in the palm of your hand. I imagine that would feel nice... maybe I need to buy this Honoka too!! ;3;
5 days ago
Ah this line is so perfect! I really wish they would make Nico in this kind of dress!
5 days ago
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