Figure Gallery: Corticarte Apa Lagranges (Movic)

June 10, 2009 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, Figures, Merchandise, Photography, Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S

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
Scale: 1/8
Material: PVC
Release Date: March 2008
Price: ¥5,600
Available: HLJ (available), Play-Asia (out of stock)

Photography Notes

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.



11 Responses to Figure Gallery: Corticarte Apa Lagranges (Movic)

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@animefigures

June 10th, 2009 at 1:37 am

liked your previous reviews and glad the new came in! link posted http://twitter.com/animefigures

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phossil

June 10th, 2009 at 1:41 am

Im agree with you, I like the younger version of corti.
This figure has very good quality as well. ^^

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Ripazah

June 10th, 2009 at 1:55 am

Tbh I also like the younger version. I like this figure in general but it seems a bit low quality?

Anyway, nice to see another figure review! ;)

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sonic_ver2

June 10th, 2009 at 2:06 am

Hmm… Movic quality isn’t that great. I also got the same experience with Teana Lanster, i bought the Movic version because there’s no other Teana figure around.

About the lighting, why don’t you try wireless flash system (using PT-04 or STE), borrow someone else’s flash, use 1 of it for main lighting, and the other for the BG. Or, just plain photoshop it.

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Adun

June 10th, 2009 at 8:31 am

Ripazah: It is rather low quality. It’s a little rough on the sculpting on the hair and clothing and seems almost too plasticky in some areas.

sonic_ver2: I don’t have any other friends who use external flashes. The issue of using flashes is the glare effect and the reflection effect as a result which is not I aim for in my photo shoots. The results I desire are attainable, it’s just that I do not have a lot of space to work with when positioning lights.

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Optic

June 10th, 2009 at 11:23 am

When I started figure collecting, I stand by this quote “buy now, regret later” but I’ve soon realise my account was depleting quicker than I expected. 0_0
The GSC version is still on my wishlist. I had many chances to acquire her but I never took that chance which was a shame.

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Leonia

June 11th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I bought this figure at the beginning of my collection, and parted from her then. I prefer the version child of Corticarte (Good Smile Company, in uniform). The realisation is more great, there are many details, and colors are better. This Movic’s version is more for fan of the character of Corti ‘.

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super rats

June 13th, 2009 at 11:16 am

Most figures of women do look less well produced. Sculptors not getting enough practice due to the tastes of the marketplace?

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Snark

June 13th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Hmm, nice pose, but you’re right; that face of hers lets her down.

By the way, nice to see yet another Sydney-sider on the anime blogosphere >=D

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Adun

June 13th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Optic: I’m sure you’ll find the GSC version one day.

Leona: Well I’m a fan of the series so I don’t think I’ll see this figure leave my collection anytime soon. But if there was another release then that’s a different issue.

super rats: Well we do live in a moé-filled world.

Snark: Hopefully we can meet at one of the upcoming conventions.

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Roy

June 14th, 2009 at 6:19 am

bout time, was wondering when you were going to return to figures ^^, great to have you back on the figure photography list :D and great shots though I don’t really like Movics figures :/ but she looks ok but since she’s a little older you can’t really compare her to new figures or to good companies like GSC and Alter, etc.. ^^

I expect more reviews from you k ^^

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