Figure Review: Eclair & Lumière – Kiddy Grade

October 27, 2006 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, Figures, Merchandise

Having got this set of figures from Sydney Animania 2006 it was about time I did some figure photography on them.

One of the few things that I bought during Animania from Tamarket and I must say, it was a good buy. Now I’m not really a fan of Kiddy Grade, but I did enjoy watching the series, and from what I read from other people’s blogs, there is a 2nd season coming. Well here’s hoping.

Brought to you by the Mon-Sieur Bome Collection, this is Volume 9, and they are exceptionally detailed. Éclair is holstering her gun in one hand and her other hand on her hip striking a strong, but sexy pose with her hair flowing slightly. Her outfit being shiny is a nice touch (well she is supposed to be wearing leather) with the rest being a flat colour making the two match nicely. Lumiére on the other hand is holding a glass of wine, which is removable, in an elegant pose.

Produced by: Kaiyado
Scale: Eclair – 22 cm, Lumière – 18 cm (both without the base
Material: PVC – ABS
Release Date: unknown
Price: unknown

Eclair

Lumière

Both figures unfotunetly cannot stand by themselves without the base, which utilises the plug base. The base itself has the GOTT symbol upon it which looks rather nice compared to having a plain boring one. Also since they are a pair, you can’t look at one by itself. Well from Lumière if you look at her by herself she seems rather plain. Although Eclair you can have as a stand alone figure, but it won’t do justice since the two are a pair.

Eclair and Lumière

Faces are detailed well as with other parts like the clothes and accessories like Eclair’s gun belt and even Lumière’s tied up hair is well crafted. If you are a Kiddy Grade fan, you should buy this as it is well worth the purchase. Though to be able to find one is another matter. I give these figures a rating of 10 out of 10.
Note: These last few days have been rather cloudy and cold. Very odd since it is Spring and Australia! So today there was finally a glimpse of sunlight and I grasped this moment to do some photo shoots. The first time I did the photos for these figures, it was cloudy and they didn’t turn out very well. Also the pairing photos didn’t turn out as well as I thought, but that was probably due to the sunlight being directly behind the figures. The place I took these photos were by the local river and the rock I used was the only one that was upright and flat. I would’ve like to use a tripod then but with rocky landscape that proved difficult and the chances of the tripod slipping was high. But still, I’m happy how these turned out.



4 Responses to Figure Review: Eclair & Lumière – Kiddy Grade

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tj han

October 27th, 2006 at 10:42 pm

We don’t have such rock in Singapore. Btw is it just me or does your Eclair look very very strange? I have this figurine set too but yours looks like Azumanga’s Chiyo Dad…

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Adun

October 27th, 2006 at 10:50 pm

Its probably just the angle of the shots that makes it look like that.

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LianYL

November 3rd, 2006 at 7:32 pm

You could use a bit of the lighting tutorial from Happy Soda. The faces look dark.

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Adun

November 3rd, 2006 at 8:15 pm

>> LianYL

Well his lighting tutorial is mainly used for indoors. This was taken outdoors with the sunlight coming from behind. It was really by no choice since that rock I used was the only flattest rock there.

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