Friday, 22 April 2011

REVIEW: Alter's Tales of Vesperia Flynn Scifo

 Review time again 

Up for review this time is Alter's Tales of Vesperia Flynn Scifo from there ALTAiR line.


Firest up some pictures of this beautiful guy from different views.

 First off some stuff view shots

 some more shots this time from the side

 some more from the other sides as you can see this is a beautifully sculpted figure

Last full view and now on to some close ups of the top half

 More close ups as you can see the detail thats gone it to it espically on his belt and armour

 Back and side view i love the design on the back of his cape

 Another top close up and then on to some close up of the bottom half of him

 Some more back and side views like his arm armour the paint on the boots is pearly as well

Thats it for close up of him on to the next thing

Next is the chibi version of Flynn that comes with him

 As you can see for such a small figure he is really detailed his armour is painted the same as his larger version

 Even has the same design on the back of him and includes a sheild and sheath

Sculpting - This is my second figure from the ALTAiR and my third Alter figure and i must say they are quickley becoming one of my fav. companies as the sculpting on this is a wonderfull as the other ones i have. The seam lines on this are very well hidden the only one that really shows is the one for his hair but you would only see it from the side the chibi is almost as prerfect as the full version.   9/10

Painting - The painting on him is almost prefect no colour bleeding that i can see at all. The painting is exceptional from the painting on his clothes, espically the design on the back of his cape right down to the gold painting on his buckle. As in the photos the armour has a pearly quality to it.  9/10

Posing  - Like the other Alter figures that i have i love the posing on his its simple but effective. The wind swept look is great i love the way his tales on the back of his cape look like the blowing in the wind and even his frindge looks like it is doing the same. Love the arm position with the taking of the sword out. Beautiful =3   8/10


Below will be some pictures of the packaging. I think the pagacking suits Flynn very well. Its a simple deisgn mostly open with windows but none the less niceley done. The only thing is because of the giant window it kind of a bit flismy and can be easy sqished if you are not carefull.

 First a couple of pictures from the front, it has a big window show off Flynn in pretty much a full view with his chibi version as well.

 Next is the side and a back view the side has a hugh version of the Vesperia emblem the back also has a small one and an image of Flynn at the bottom.

 View of the back andd the other side. I love the night like background with the stars. The dark blue and white works  very well with flyn because of his colours.

 Next up the inside all neatly layout to be seen.

 This one doesn't come with that much protective covering only a small bit on the back and some on the chibi version.

Also comes with instructions on how to attch him to the base, even more how to remove his arm to attch his sword. Also gives instructions on how to attach the sheath and sheild to the chibi.


This one comes with two bases one for Flynn and then other for the chibi flynn. The one for the chibi is just a small clear circle nothing specials. Flynn's however is different as you can see below.

The base for Flynn is nicely done, giving the impression of pavement tiles using the different colours gives it an even more realistic effect to it. The pegs are plastic like the base but the his feet fitted nicely in to the holes with no trouble.

Flynn's base also has a different shape on one side becuase you can attach it to Yuri's base -which i will have soon hehe-



 I always regreated that i didn't order Yuri the first time so when he came back up for a re-release i decided that i would order Flynn as i didn't want to have one with out the other. I am pleased to say that i am extremely glad that i did buy him he is very pleaseing to the eye and beautifull to look at.


Overall Rating 9/10


Saturday, 2 April 2011

Preview/Review: Hetalia Axis Powers ARTBOOK ArteStella

Here is a preview/review of the wonderfull Hetalia Axis Powers artbook ArteStella
Title: Hetalia Axis Powers ArteStella
Company: Gentosha
Price: 3800YEN -about £28.00-
Run: Limited
96 page(s), A4
As you can see from the picture above its pretty unique on its on as it comes in this wonderfull box 

No only do you get the artbook you also get a giant double sided poster, playing cards and stickers.

 Stickers -love the chibis-
 Playing cards in a cute tin ~these are adorable~
 Poster Side 1 Allied Forces with China, France, America, UK and Russia
Poster Side 2 Axis Powers with Germany, Italy and Japan

Group shot of it all together.

Next on to the book itself, its made up of 2 halfs reading from both the left and the right side.

 One side is made up mainly of  China, France, America, UK and Russia + more
The other side is made up mainly of Germany, Italy and Japan + more

The book has a dust cover which comes off to reveal loads of sketches

First ill start with the Allied Forces
America, UK, France, Russia and China
 Each Section has a page like list to tell you what it coming up
 First part of this section has some group shots of the 5 Countries
some more group pictures.

After the group shots it goes to each one indervidualy giving you a page like this then a couple of pages with pictures of just them
 France and England

After the first 5 main sections it goes on to more countries listed on the page below

 Love these pictures so cute
 At the end of the Allied Forces section you get a section of just chibi versions of them.

 After that comes a index and comment section of each of the pictures that you have seen through out the book

Next is to the other side of the book where its the Axis Powers
 The first section like the Allied Forces this main bit is for Italy, Germany and Japan
 Some group shots like before
 Love these pictures espically the picture on the right

Next to the Indervidual Sections
 First some pics of Italy


This is prehaps my fav pic of Japan

Like before the next section is of the rest of the Countries

 Love this picture of Austria

Aww so cute =3

Next after all the Countries there is a new section of How to Draw
 It shows the process of how the image on the poster was created

After the How to Draw section this is a rough sketch section a bit like the cover -under the dust jacket-

 Cute bunny Italy and Germany so cute =3

These pictures i used are just but a few images that are in the book, i deffantly glad that i managed to get a hold of the book and its one i would deffatnly recommend to any Hetalia fan