Figure Gallery: Corticarte Apa Lagranges (Movic)
Wow, it certainly has been a while since I last posted a figure photo shoot. I blame pure laziness for this, but hopefully that can change over the coming weeks as I am on a quest to rekindle my photography skills once again. The figure pile still stands tall but I am determined to get through it one way or another. So starting off we have something that came out a long time ago (like March 2008): Corticarte Apa Lagranges. Hit the jump to see more.
From what I can see of all the figures that I have actually bought, this would have to be my first Movic figure. I wasn’t sure on the quality of Movic figures but I decided to go ahead anyway with buying this one, and this was when I was still in the mindset of “buy now, regret later” or “order now, forget forever”. Another reason would be that I do like the Polyphonica series and I consider Corticarte to be one of my top rating bishoujos.
This version of Corti is the full power version. Or what I call the adult version. I actually find it pretty awesome that a character has two versions like this as you get the best of both worlds: a young cute teenager form and a mature more sexy looking form. You can see her other form here which I consider it in high regards. However I can’t really say the same about this rendition of Corti.
With the vast amount of figures out these days, and with a lot of moé characters, it’s easy to produce something of a quality product. However with mature type characters it’s a totally different ball game. This figure of Corti has missed the mark to be a quality product.
The let down of this figure is the hair and face. The bangs of her hair are quite large in volume and stick out quite a bit, making her face look rather large. The face itself is flat, which is also due to the large bangs. Her pose I quite like as it gives that powerful look that you would expect from a mature character and her proportions work well for her. Not only is she well endowed, but she also has some nice long legs.
Still I’m not entirely convinced that this was a worthwhile purchase, even for those who are fans of the series. I find it hard to imagine what an adult version of Corti would look like in a decent figure form. There are characters that transform to figures well and some do not. This version of Corti is the later. But I could be proven wrong if there was a release of another figure, but I highly doubt that would happen. However I would still prefer the younger, cuter version of Corti, because I’m that kind of person.
Product: Corticarte Apa Lagranges
Anime/Game: Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica
Produced by: Movic
Release Date: March 2008
Available: HLJ (available), Play-Asia (out of stock)
Getting back into the photography once again due to my skills becoming dull, and I need more practice to work on my dollfie photos for the competition at SMASH. Also I tried for the full white background again, and having bought a third lamp, I’m getting close to perfecting it. But it still doesn’t help that I have a small workspace to use as my photography station.