This morning I got a lovely surprise in the mail, the Lala Satalin Deviluke 1/8 PVC by GoodSmile that I ordered from Hobby Link Japan. It was my first order from them, and even bigger for me was that it was my first 1/8 scale PVC figure. One of these days I'll show you my first ever figure, which was made of resin and came broken thanks to the wonderful people at UPS. Anyways I was actually surprised by the size of the box, it was pretty big. The figure was a bit larger than I had expected but I'm really glad I got it. So she comes with her hat, Peke, and two hands, one with and one without her wand. Also she comes with her spaded tail, which took me a few minutes to get in her because I was paranoid I'd break it. As anyone who's read my blog recently would know, she hails from the anime/manga To Love-Ru, my last post was about it.
When I first saw this figure I thought it looked great, but I was worried about that one foot balancing pose she's in. I've seen way too many horror stories about leaning figures, and it's the only reason I hesitated on buying this figure in the first place. From what I've read in other reviews though, her lower half is made of ABS, which is a thermoplastic which is used in things ranging from protective head gear to golf club heads. So there should be no problems with her leaning in the future. Now I just need to make sure she doesn't fall off my shelf... Need to rig the shelf a bit for safety measures soon.
So there you have her, I personally really like this figure. She is a bit shiny and glossy but it didn't create too many problems taking pictures. The main problem I had taking pictures was that I was using sunlight instead of artificial light, and it just happened to get cloudy in the middle of taking the pictures. I love her in this outfit, personal preference. It's a great figure to have around now that To Love-Ru has come to an end, at least for me, since I enjoyed Lala's antics.