Figure Review: Alicia Florence, the Water Fairy Snow White

April 25, 2008 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, ARIA The Natural, ARIA The Origination, Figures, Merchandise, Photography

Well it’s the long weekend for me here in Australia, and it’s a prime time to do some catch up on the backlog of figures. So I hope I can get through a lot of them in the next few days. This figure would have to be one of the most anticipated figures for 2007 after seeing the promotion pictures for it. Of course this figure is a big welcome to my ever-growing ARIA merchandise kingdom but by far would have to be one of the best items out of them all. So hit the jump to check out more photos for Max Factory’s Alicia Florence.

Normally I wouldn’t get two figures of the same character, but this is a special case since the first Alicia Florence figure was released by Solid Works, the quality was certainly lacking in some areas, though I could say the same with my photography skills at the time. Still I loved every bit of that particular Alicia figure, but now that Max Factory had released one, it just takes Alicia to a whole new level. When I first thought about ARIA figures being released, I wasn’t sure if they could capture the beauty of the ARIA characters, but Max Factory sure have proven me wrong in that one point.

The quality of Alicia is just superb and it’s beyond anything that I could ever imagine for an ARIA figure. How do all those figure sculptors flesh out everything about the character? The paintwork on her uniform is very clean and precise and there are very little to almost no mold lines that are visible compared to Solid Works version.

Alicia’s face is one of the most defining features about her as it looks exactly as it does in the anime. I’ve mentioned this before in with other figures that the one thing I look for in figures is the eyes. The way how the figure’s eyes are painted and how their face is sculpted is what really draws me into the figure. Without the shadow of a doubt, she is purely perfect.

Her pose I absolutely love. The wind blown look really suits a maiden of beauty such as Alicia what with her long hair flowing, the long flowing skirt, and her left hand up beside her face, you just can’t get anything beyond that. And just like every ARIA figure, they always come with an Aria-shachou. Seriously my Aria-shachou collection is growing, lol. Aria-shachou is even sculpted perfect just like Alicia with no flaws and a very clean paintwork.

Product: Alicia Florence
Anime/Game: ARIA
Produced by: Max Factory
Sculptor: Masanori Kuroda
Scale: 1/8
Material: PVC
Release Date: October 2007
Price: ¥5,524
Available: HLJ (out of stock)

Really, what more can I say about such a perfect figure. It’s from a series that sits at the number one spot of my favourites, its produced by a company that is well known for their high quality figures, and its one of the best characters from the series. Thinking about it right now, I can’t even imagine another Alicia figure exceeding this one right here. There’s just so much beauty, so much grace, so much elegance that shines through with this figure and for any ARIA fan……. no wait, any figure collector, this Alicia figure should be a part of your collection.

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Photography Notes:

Lately the weather has been crap for the past few weeks so indoor photography again. I wanted to do another “by the seaside” photo shoot as this Alicia figure was beckoning for one. This time around, only one light source was used since the overall figure is white, there was enough illumination. I also tried for a more shadowed look but instead got a darker background, which is surprising given that the coloured cardboard is actually lighter than what is shown in the photos.

Also 7 photos this time around since Alicia is quite a simple figure and some angles didn’t appear right. Also with such a beautiful figure, I didn’t want to dilute that beauty with too many photos.



12 Responses to Figure Review: Alicia Florence, the Water Fairy Snow White

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Fisherman Horizon

April 26th, 2008 at 12:59 am

U didnt put in my review!!!!!!!!! :P Just joking

Kinda late for the Alice post but I know u have been busy. Hope ur new career all good.

I assumed u also ordered the Punit collection rite?

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lu-k

April 26th, 2008 at 2:01 am

Too bad the weather isnt good. Some “sea-side” would have been perfect, and I was looking for this ^^;
Maaa nevermind, it is always a pleasure to stare at this Alicia figure.
Really nice pictures Adun! sometimes there is no need to take tons of shots.
And your right, no need to be an ARIA fan, this figure is a master piece and a must-have! ^^

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Zeroblade

April 26th, 2008 at 3:02 am

Whoa, awesome. Even if I don’t know her, Alicia is so moe~

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Dancing Queen

April 26th, 2008 at 4:38 am

I love this figure, i want to do an outdoor shoot with her later but driving seaside is pretty far for me… maybe i’ll do it this weekend if weather permits me. oh btw… Good Smile Company not Max Factory made her… other than that she’s amazing and love the pictures!

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Pure Trance (Figured)

April 26th, 2008 at 6:16 am

I want an Aria figure! Too bad it’s out of stock now that I know of it’s existence…

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Adun

April 26th, 2008 at 10:17 am

Fisherman Horizon: Yeah the work horse has taken the reins in my free time :( I do indeed have the Punit collection and they are somewhere on the pile.

lu-k: The downside of the approaching winter here in Australia. But I find that I can do most of my photos indoor quicker than I do outside.

Zeroblade: You have to watch ARIA!

Dancing Queen: The seaside is quite far for me as well, at least an hour drive. I wanted to something special for this figure but alas, weather sucks and the job takes over everything. Well it does say Max Factory on the box and I go by whatever is printed on the box, lol.

Pure Trance: There’s bound to be places that’ll have her in stock. You just need to look around.

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Rin

April 26th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Real nice!!! I would like to get it. Maybe on my trip to Japan, I would get it at Akihabara.

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Punynari

April 26th, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Nice review and photography.

I saw this in Ikebukuro but had to hold off for various reasons. It is a perfect figure though, Max Factory really outdid themselves here. Heres hoping they make an Alice one.

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Eve

April 26th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

Nice figure, and I agree that this is much better than the last one. Good photos and reviews.

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Saku

April 26th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

Very very nice figure especially her eyes and face. They look exactly like the one in the anime. Everyone would love to have this as one of their collection lol

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ron~

April 28th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

nice indoor photo this time :D but I expected outdoor photo for her though, since you mentioned about long weekend :p

I wish GSC will release the other girls as well :(

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Runningkid

April 29th, 2008 at 2:39 am

nice, I managed to get my hands on one too. Although it’s still sitting in SG waiting for me to collect when I go there xD. Good photos.

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