Hi people spring is around the corner and today I will present you a new figure review.
I want to apologize for the lack of updates the last few days, some things came up and I could not motivate myself to make a filler post at all. Another demotivating factor was the not fast enough delivery of my highly awaited package with Alleyne and Sallya, it really hurt to see them reviewed before I even had the package at the door, haha I can’t deny the sin of Envy.
The figure today is Kara no Kyoukai’s tough magus Aozaki Touko, it is ALTER’s version from 2009, back in the days she was sold for around 6800 Yen, nowadays the prices for her are quite high on the aftermarket 30000 Yen and more are no exception. I coincidentially found a nice person from France who sold her for a fair price and in flawless condition.
This Aozaki Touko is scaled 1/8 and has a height of 15 cm, she comes with a detailed office chair, a cigarette and two heads. The most interesting part about her, next to the cool accesories, is that each of her two faces was sculpted by a different artists, Numakura Toshiaki and Takahashi Tsuyoshi worked on the figure.
looks like an educated mom with spectacles and a cigarette
You will probably notice that this figure is different from what I usually buy, she is not cute in particular and also not skin revealing or busty, for me she is the archetype of a cool girl, without relying on cheap tricks Touko makes an attractive appearance nevertheless.
Well, she actually has a respectable chest, she is an attractive lady in her mid twenties. Touko is charming in a natural way with her simple business dress that consists of a white shirt and grey trousers, the most feminine part are actually the shoes and her necklace. What I found good about this figure is that she smokes, in real life I hate smoking and the taste of nicotine, but it looks cool in anime when someone smokes like a veteran Chinese police detective.
I liked Kara no Kyoukai quite a lot, the anime movies were really good, I think there is still one that I haven’t watched. Touko is a relatively skilled magus who makes a living with investigative tasks, building life sized puppets or fighting vicious creatures or villains.
Touko is not the nicest anime women out there and she is not naive enough to play the hero of justice, but she often offers a helping hand to her acquaintances or the people that pick her interest. Her character is of hardboiled nature, a tough independent woman. It is said that she has a dual personality that she can switch to adapt according to the situation.
With glasses she is kind of friendly, maybe even a bit motherly, but always calculating, without glasses Touko is up for serious business, it is said that she’s more emotional in this state.
Both of her faces are very well done and are close to the appearance of her in the Kara no Kyoukai movies. In 2009 interchangeable heads were a real rarity, so it’s a great feature for this figure. At first I was only interested in her glasses face with the rounder face and large eyes this woman is somewhat cute, while taking some pictures for this review the other one also grow on me. The slanted eyes and the lips give Touko a real distinctive appearance.
As simple as it might look, I like the details on her busines wardrobe, especially her shirt is something I like, the stiff collar, the tucked up sleeves- Also the tight fit is pleasing to the eye, how the clothes follow her upper body from the narrow waist and expands at her chest.
Toukao has some office fanservice to offer with her exposed neck and the shirt one button open, it reveals some subtle cleavage. Overall her body is in very good shape.
It looks rather playful when Touko is nonchalantly hanging around in her office chair, while taking a little break. The chair is a die cast replica of the Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair designed by Herman Miller, it is very detailed and realistic with turnable wheels.
Aozaki Touko is a somewhat unique figure, her outfit is somewhat plain, but she is a damn cool lady. She is not the hottest secretary out there, but she has a certain attitude that makes her appealing and attractive in my eyes. This figure has nice features like exchangeable heads with very different expressions, a detailed chair and a cigarette, Im actually a little concerned about loosing her tiny cigarette one day, maybe I should put it away. Anyway Touko is a very good figure from ALTER quality wise you wouldn’t think she’s from 5 years ago.
Maybe I can clos the chapter of old figures I should have bought with this, there is still this Sonsaku Hakufu from New Line, but I can also pick the new Hakufu from Dragon Toy, it appears to be much better.