As much as I love figures, there’s one thing that perpetually irks me: how unrealistically women can be portrayed. Now yes, it’s a medium built on fantasy, but very often the ideal presented is laughable instead of sexy. Rail-thin legs and arms, a perfectly flat stomach, and huge breasts. This is why I find characters like Soniko refreshing: a girl with hips? Sign me up!
So when Alter announced that they were doing a production run of the gorgeous swimsuit sculpt of Nanoha, I was overjoyed. She looks so natural and sexy that it’s quite refreshing. Her hips are thick, her waist isn’t too small, she’s definitely got a little bit of a belly, and her breasts fall in a ridiculously natural way for a figure. And to me, this is way sexier than, say, Alter’s Selvaria–who falls into the skinny hips-giant boobs category. I’ve extolled my love for Selvaria’s sculptor, but in terms of realism and how sexy the figure is, Nanoha definitely wins!
At 1/7 scale she’s going to be a big figure–Alter’s 1/7 Nanoha line is BIG, closer to 1/6, and with her elaborate base I feel like this girl is going to be quite the space-hog. She goes up for order on the 7th (along with the Louise re-release) and I’m guessing her release date will be April or May. The art she’s from (which you can see in the gallery) also has Fate and Vivio in it–I’d love a set of all 3 girls, so hopefully Alter delivers!
[via Alter's Blog]