Figure Review: Be seduced by this Succubus

July 31, 2008 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, Figures, Merchandise, Photography

It has been a long 7 days but I have finally reached the end. No.7 of the 7 figures over 7 days series and it certainly has been quite a challenge to me as well. Not to mention I’ve lost a few good hours of sleep in the last two days. So let’s end this series with another quality figure brought to us by Good Smile Company, and is probably my best photo shoot for this whole series. So hit the jump to check out more photos of Mabinogi’s Succubus.

Although I follow the path of all things cute and moé, I do like a bit of variety in my diet and occasionally pick up a more mature, more sexy type of figure. The last figure like that would have been Fasalina so it certainly has been a while since I bought one. However I ordered this knowing that it would be a great figure knowing that GSC had released Mabinogi’s Nao before. Nao was cute and the translucency of her dress made her pretty sexy. But with this Succubus, she certain takes the cake when it comes to sexyness.

Black is always such a sexy colour that is quite alluring, mysterious and pretty much goes with anything. Her costume itself seems to be quite a mixture with bat wings, a hat with flappy puppy dog ears, a tight corset with a translucent skirt to boot. Now that I think about it, this is pretty close to Horuichi Sana, but Succubus is clearly the one to go for.

For a figure like this, only having the skirt removable would be boring, simply because it would be like any other figure out there. The translucent skirt is one factor that gives this figure the cutting edge, but I would have to say it’s the 2nd skirt that comes as an accessory that makes this figure really special. It’s a torn version of the translucent dress which I personally find looks much better than the normal version.

Sexyness comes in many different packages and it’s up to the beholder to see whether they find something sexy or not. For me, this is like a complete set. Slender body, large eyes, sexy attire, zettai ryouiki, and the character to pull all of this together to bring us something that is spell bounding and mesmerizing. I think I just found myself a new level of sexyness in my collection.

Product: Succubus
Anime/Game: Mabinogi
Produced by: Good Smile Company
Sculptor: Tashiro Kouji
Scale: 1/8
Material: PVC
Release Date: March 2008
Price: ¥5,524
Available: HLJ (available), Play-Asia (out of stock)

I’ve mentioned before that GSC is like the god of the gods of figure production in the Corti review. They have once again proven that point with this Succubus figure. There really is no reason to not get this figure at all as it encompasses a lot of things that you look for in a figure. However the only qualms I have is that her butt is a little pale and that the base is a hideous flat pale yellowish white colour. You know what they should do with figures, make them come with a complete clear base like ones shown in promo pictures. That way when looking from afar it looks like they’re standing on their own. Anyway it’s great addition for any figure collector.

So this takes me to the end of the 7 figures over 7 days series. This will be my last post before heading off to Japan, so the next post will be when I’m in Japan and once I figure out my surroundings at the hotel. So until then, look forward to the EPIC TRIP coverage!

Photography Notes:

Since I have very little coloured cardboard I was stumped at what to use for this Succubus. So I tried something I’ve seen other people do and that is used the cardboard inserts that come with the figure. The results turned out MUCH better than I had anticipated so I may look at doing the same thing with future figures. Not to mention it saves me a few dollars from buying cardboard. Though the one difficult thing is getting a full body shot since the backdrop is limited in size. Also the same as usual, only two lights with aperture of F14-16 at 1/3-1/4 sec shutter speed. Very little editing in Photoshop.



15 Responses to Figure Review: Be seduced by this Succubus

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wickedclown

July 31st, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Ah, lovely photos. Using the cardboard from the figure’s box is quite inventive, going to have to try that myself (need a better camera to get pics like yours though xD).

I’ve always said it, GSC has to be the absolute best figure manufacturer, followed by Max Factory, then Alter. This one has REALLY amazing lines, absolutely perfect.

Thanks for the review and I hope you have fun in Japan, I want to go, bad. But I’ll have to save my money for that trip… for quite a while. :p

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Bubby

July 31st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Have fun in Japan…sigh…I want to go too :(

The cardboard insert does make a huge difference…
I should try that too sometime…thanks for the heads up :)

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super rats

July 31st, 2008 at 10:50 pm

I love the glossy part over her chest and the clear skirt.

The insert for this figure made for a good background. Sometimes though they’re just too small though.

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AOforever1

August 1st, 2008 at 1:22 am

Man you woke me up really good this morning Adun :P
That figure is sexy indeed. I personally haven’t played Manbinogi, but their characters sure do provide great Moe satisfaction! Heck, even I’m getting one soon.

Have fun in Japan you bastard! lol
I’ll be looking foreword to some Aria merchandise ;)

P.S.
Did you use a remote to snap the photograph?

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Meimi132

August 1st, 2008 at 1:54 am

I WANT HER!!! I saw her at the expo but I ran out of money beforehand… :sob:

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Optic

August 1st, 2008 at 1:56 am

Hmmm… use the cardboard inserts provided with the figure. Now why didn’t I think of that? xD
Nice shoot. It really worked out well. As for the figure, she looks really good and quality is great as expected from GSC. Again, never heard of the game so its another ‘random’ figure for me so “no”.
I rather buy random figmas than figures as they are cheaper. lol.

Have fun in Japan.
M12 and I are gonna find ur place and loot it so don’t be shocked when u see half of ur merchandises missing. xD

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Rin

August 1st, 2008 at 2:10 am

Be waiting for so good posts!!!!!!
Thx in advance for helping with those Wonderfest figures!!!!!!
Well, I’ll see you in Japan!!!!!!

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Panther

August 1st, 2008 at 2:24 am

Nice review, and bon voyage to Japan dude.

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Adun

August 1st, 2008 at 3:54 am

wickedclown: Well you can use a normal digital camera, you just need to know how to use it :)

super rats: WAY too small. I only just managed to fit her in the frame.

Optic: I’ve had many people say that to me, lol.

Rin: See you in Japan!

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wickedclown

August 1st, 2008 at 7:50 am

@Adun: True, true. That’s why I’m actually trying, I think I’m getting better at it. Eventually I’ll save up enough for a DSLR.

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Blueplains

August 1st, 2008 at 8:22 am

Wow amazing photo shoot Adun,beautiful pictures of Mabinogi’s Succubus,extremely Sexy:3
Using the cardboard insert was brilliant,the orange really brings out her color and smexiness:D
Although the normal dress does look kind of funny,it’s a little to short and “solid” looking for me:/
But yeah GSC is an amazing company,superb detail and quality,although with all of Alter’s soon to be released figures it just might change GSC’s position.

Have fun in Japan,hopefully Cloverfield doesn’t stop you XD :P But yeah Have fun,hope to hear great and exciting things from you when your up there:)

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Koshiko

August 1st, 2008 at 10:26 am

Wrong gender for me lol~ The top part’s outfit design looks fairly awkward to me, I like the figure from the train (translucent part of the dress) down to her boots.

All the best for Japan~!!

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ron~

August 1st, 2008 at 10:37 am

good photos :)

problem with the included cardboard from the figurine is the size.. most of them are too small. but should be okay for close up photos :D

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Meimi132

August 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 am

Hauuuu I didnt even realise it was the last of the 7…:sob: Do more!! Please do more!! MORE NOW!!!

And hmmmm… what I find sexiest… hmmm, tough…. It’s gotta have a figure, no stick thin crap. It’s gotta have curves, hips a small waist etc. Legs can vary, I like to see figures with slightly chunkier legs than normal. (Chie Yoshioka for instance, she’s got some meat on her! Legs and Chesticles!) But fuller-legs isnt a must. I will take legs like Haruhi, Corti, Clalaclan all have. But Konomi-thin are a no-no. Konomi is just so cute she’s hard to resist lol.

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Adun

August 3rd, 2008 at 12:47 am

Koshiko: Sure you don’t want to switch sides for her?

Meimei132: Well you may see some merchandise purchase posts as the days go by in August.

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