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Demonbane - Al Azif - 1/8 (Max Factory)Demonbane - Al Azif - 1/8 (Max Factory)Review

simakaisimakai9 år siden
Cute frilly girl time!

I just got this one, and I thought I could share a little. I'm a great Nitro+ fan, and Demonbane's designs are just gorgeous. (If I could find Another Blood for a decent price... *sigh*) It's a kinda old figure, but I think you can easily find her used here and there.

Packaging

That usual box with windows and pictures of the figure. Nothing worth mentionning. Not the sturdiest, but it does the job (EMS made a mess of the shipping box so I was worried, but the box of the figure itself had no damage, so it's a good sign). 7/10

Sculpting

Let's make a tour!

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Ribbooooooons... I love stuff flowing around my figures, and this one wins in that point. I also have to mention that she's pretty big, she's supposed to be a 1/8, but she's bigger than most of my 1/8, and Al Azif is supposed to be a very small girl (around 1m30), so she looks more like a 1/7, or even a 1/6.5 to me...

But there are two issues with sculpting here: first is the top of her head.

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So flat! A few ripples would have been great... I won't complain about the line, since most figures have it (but I must say this one is quite visible...)

Second flaw, her socks:

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You can see this line on her right sock. I don't know what it's doing here, but it's kinda distracting. They could have put it behind her, at least... (But her legs are nice... ^^ ) Other than that, I only have good things to say about the sculpting. The ribbons are made of a soft plastic material, so no breaking problems. Her hair looks nice. I like her flatness from behind, since she's leaning on the wall it's realistic. And there is this "rose" pattern made of ruffles behind her dress even if her hair almost covers it all, that's some nice attention to detail here. I wish the ruffles would be a little more... frilly, but that's about it. I give 7/10 for sculpting.

Painting

Considering this is a 2006 figure, it's well done. The little red ribbons in the front of her dress could have been better, but other than that, there are no issues to speak of. There is some texture in her hair and a bit on her clothes. And on her panties... well, maybe too much texture on that:

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Going from green to almost white on the middle... seems a little wierd to me, and since it's too easy to look up her skirt... oh well. 8/10 for the painting, they did a good job.

Posing

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Aaaawn, don't be so shy, Al Azif... It's like she's cornered into this wall, and trying to seduce her opponent since she can't go further. I like her crossed legs and arms... but while her face and expression are very pretty, it's kinda hard to see. Lifting her face just a little bit would have made it more visible.

I also like how they included the two... things that usually float around her and that most figures don't have, or fix on her with too visible sticks. I'll give 8/10 for posing, could have been better, but I like it.

Base

She's completely fixed to the base. It's black and a bit too big to my taste... but you can add this semi-transparent wall, and I suggest you do it, so the pose makes more sense. I kinda wish the wall was more visible, and there was a road or something like that instead of this black emptyness, but oh well. In 2006 nice bases were rare. 7/10.

Enjoyment

While not perfect, this figure is nice and not that expensive, so any Demonbane fan should grab it (or if you like cute frilly lolis, go ahead!) Her size make her impressive considering her chibiness in the anime. I only wish her expression was more visible, it would give the figure more impact. 8/10
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Scoring7/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Kommentarer7

BluRayYup. Her innertube is staring right at Al Azif's uh.... yeah. :3
You can find her for about 50 dollars US. Cheaper probably if you look around even more.


I'll keep an eye open, even if my pockets don't agree with my eyes right now... XD
9 år siden
Fabienneshe's also very nice with the funny beach items she has ;D
Yup. Her innertube is staring right at Al Azif's uh.... yeah. :3
You can find her for about 50 dollars US. Cheaper probably if you look around even more.
9 år siden
simakaiYou two make me want to buy this version so hard now... XDshe's also very nice with the funny beach items she has ;D
9 år siden
BluRayAl Azif~
Great review. I think she's one of the better characters out there. And the sculpt here looks great too. But like Fabienne, I didn't buy this version because I managed to find ALter's for a reasonable price.


You two make me want to buy this version so hard now... XD
9 år siden
Al Azif~
Great review. I think she's one of the better characters out there. And the sculpt here looks great too. But like Fabienne, I didn't buy this version because I managed to find ALter's for a reasonable price.
9 år siden
nice review :)
This figures is very pretty in her frilly dress
I like how her right eyey looks through her bangs like in the first picture.

Al Azif is one of my favorite loli characters and I think they made a good job in capturing her look with this figure:)

I didn't bought her, but only because I could get Alter's Al Azif for a very low price ;D
9 år siden
Really nice review!

I personally love this figure a lot, so I can agree with all the positive things you have said about her. (well, the negatives ones too, actually xD )

I think the top of her head is not really problematic, instead you should have mentioned her hair in the back.
Even though she is supposed to be leaning towards that wall, they could have made her hair a little bit more detailed there, especially because in the front, her hair looks wonderful.

What I don't like about the base is that she is attached to it, which makes cleaning the figure a bit harder too. The big black base isn't very attractive, but I can see what they were trying to achieve with it. (but I still, I just can't like it T_T)
I think a smaller transparent round base would have worked very well for this figure. I could even imagine a very light purple (similar to her hair colour) semi-transparent base too <3

I also wish she would lift her head up just a little bit, her lovely expression is so hard to see like this :(
9 år siden
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