Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sun Seto Figma



Today I'll be reviewing the Figma of Sun Seto. She comes from the manga/anime Seto no Hanayome. I got her from the usual suspect, Hobby Search for 2,261 Yen. She's readily available at the time of writing up this review. I haven't seen the entire series yet, nor the OVA, so I can't really tell you what I think about it. I do plan on finishing it up one of these days soon though. Basically, what made me decide to buy this particular figure were the optional nekomimi and mermaid tail. Alright, move on to read the review.





First off, she comes with 10 hands, 2 faces, her sword with scabbard, nekomimi and her mermaid tail. There's also a background you can download from the Figma site for her which wasn't included. Just scroll down and you'll see it. It would have been nice had they included it but I already had something else in mind before she arrived. Her hair is restricting in the back, making her unable to look at an upward angle, which is a bit of a turn off. The good part about the hair is the side bangs are flexible. Her nekomimi go between the front and main hair pieces, which loosens up the front piece a bit. I haven't tried them out on other figures, so I can't be too sure about how well they'll work with them. The mermaid tail is made of a thin but hard plastic, so it's not flexible. I would have liked it better had they made it of a softer PVC so that it could bend around for more interesting poses. In order to put her mermaid tail on, you need to take her lower legs off from the knees and then you can either slide the tail on or separate it in half and then snap it back together over her thighs. I do like this figure because it's unique for a Figma, but there's room for improvement. If I was to rate her I'd give a 7/10. If you're a fan of hers maybe knock that up a point.









Just in case you wonder about the base, you may have noticed waves being used for one in some of the pictures. This was actually from a dolphin statue that broke a while back and I kept it because I thought one day it might come in handy for something like this. Some of the pictures feature a tapestry in the background and others the cardboard backdrop from the Figma box. I had fun trying to get some interesting pictures but it was a bad day for lighting. I might try for some more pictures again with her, because she gets my creative juices flowing.




Lastly, if you can handle the moe overdose of the video, do check out the second ending song above, else you'd be wise to skip it.

14 comments:

lovelyduckie said...

Do you prefer to keep her as a Mermaid or with her legs?

konadora said...

The OVA's OP was even more awesome (the OP using Zettai Otome).

Snark said...

Can't say I'm too big on mermaids or nekos, but I'd buy her just for the sword!

Q said...

Seto hasn't caught my attention, mainly because I haven't watched the anime. The background and the water prop is pretty good though!

Persocom-san said...

lovelyduckie - I'm not sure, I think I'll change her back and forth frequently until I make up my mind.

konadora - I'll be sure to check out the OVA soon ^^

Snark - the sword is pretty awesome.

Q - thanks ^^ I'm a sucker for Figma..

Rin said...

Stare~~~~
The hard part with this figma is deciding on which part to use. Legs or mermaid tail...
Lovely photos!!!!!!

Blowfish said...

Shes from that series where her father is a yakuza and some guy that saved her has to marry her right?

Always wanted to check the series out but never really did.

Is it worth it?

blood on the mirror said...

She's cute.

I need to watch the anime though to appreciate it.

Nice review btw!

phossil said...

Cool pics. I really like the watery scenario you did for background.

M12 said...

Ah, it's fantastic how you put her in an underwater setting! It's cool that she can turn into a mermaid, too. Very nice. Seto is a hilarious show.

vixion said...

give me the nekomimi plssss

i want them for my saber :D

meronpan said...

dang i'm still stuck on the first volume of the manga so i don't know much about her ^^;;

sword is a definite plus thou ^^

super rats said...

Don't know this series so was surprised by the mermaid figma. Sweet looking.

blood on the mirror said...

Ugh I'm annoyed at this figma.

I can't get the nekomimi ears on without being able to attach the frontal hair part! I hope I can find a video somewhere to teach me how to