Sonico – Space Police ver. – Taito

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Sonico - police version

It felt like ages since I’ve reviewed a figure of my favorite 2D girl, I didn’t lose interest but the recently released figure where not what I wanted, especially not that giant rubber doll with the soulless expression. The announced figures for December and next year look really promising.
I already preordered ALTER’s Sonico – Santa swimsuit and Orchid Seed’s Chearleader version.

In December I’m eagerly  awaiting the release of the 1/5 scaled Sonico – SoniComi Package version from Orchid Seed  ( ^∇^). In the meantime I received a lovely prize figure.

There have been a burst of interesting Super Sonico prize figures recently, Taito and FuRyu created really nice ones like this. Sonico figures don’t always recreate her character very well but the one in this review does.It’s Premium Prize Super Sonico – Space Police version from Taito.

Let’s face it prize figures never seem to compete with regular ones, at least that was my opinion.
But I liked the grey prototype of this certain one that I took the gamble with 1590 Yen at hand.

Sonico Police Version

Sonico – Space Police arrived in a very pretty no window box, I actually prefer solid cardboard boxes over windowed ones. When you buy them in a shop you would like to take a look at the figure of course, but like me, the majority buys the figures based on promo pictures anyway.

Sonico Police Version

Sonico – Space Police was manufactured by Taito and released in the middle of October. Here is a picture of her how she looks straight from the box and put on her base, no scratckes no broken parts. Sonico has a nice curvy body squeezed in a modified pink police uniform, she greets us with cheerful salute. With 20 cm in height she can be considered as a solid 1/8 scale.

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

That’s the figures overall appearance, her outfit looks cute and sexy at first I thought  her outfit  would blue, but it turned out to be pink, which also suits her very well. The figure skin doesn’t seem to be overcoated with paint, it seems to be straight out of the “parts printer” machine, nevertheless they maintained a good looking skintone with a matte and opaque look.

The police uniform looks nice on Sonico, her shirt is quite open and exposes the impressive bust, her belly is exposed and her skirt also seems to be very short. I really like her nice looking hat on her, in case you are wondering about the logo, Taito is somehow connect with the old Space Invaders game. It’s a detailed outfit with a realistic police uniform design, it shows nice wrinkles and folds overall. It’s simple colortheme  consist of pink, yellow, white and blue.

The broad belt of the figure looks especially well ssculpted and has pair of handcuffs attached.

Sonico Police Version

Im positively surprised by the quality of the hair, it has very fine fluffy strands and a nice flow to it, these seperated strands give it a dynamic look. The color shows a gradient from light pink to a darker tone of light pink. Under her police hat Sonico is wearing her regular set of headphones, also quite detailed. Sonico’s face is really adorable, it  captures the happy, childlike innoscense of her character very well.  I also like her lively eyes with strong blush underneath, the facial expression is completed by a cheerful big smile with an upper front teeth line, really cute.

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Of course Sonico looks as buxom as she is supposed to be, she features broad hips, a wasp waist and a rather impressive bust. Not to forget her meaty thighs which are accentuated by these white stockings, they have a little pearl shine texture applied. The body sculpting is done in a conving way, even on the backside, it’s sexy how her buttocks are slightly flashing under her short skirt. Taito also did a good job on the articulation of her arms and fingers.

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

The figure is surprisingly well made, on closer inspection there a few minor seamlines at the sides of her clothes and body, not really noticeable on first look, but on second look, there is a little overpainting from blue and pink at the end of her shirt and a little roughness at her shirt.

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Sonico Police Version

Final words

I have a little better opinion about prize figures now, they are not always of crappy quality, often these kind of figures appear more creative than regular releases.

This Sonico – Space Police figure has a very good sculpt and is posed in an cheerful manner, on her clothes there is no active shading present, but the details and wrinkles make up for it.
Sonico as cop looks very cool, cute and really sexy. The most important thing is that the figure resembles the character and thats definetely the case here.

Of course there is a quality gap between prize figures and regular releases, since they have less budget for manufacturing, but for 1590 Yen you can’t find a nicer Sonico than this with a decent quality, I like Sonico Space Police a lot. I also ordered the Sonico – Sweets Time version from FuRyu, hopefully she will leave a positive impression as well

20 Responses

  1. Aeduque

    Figure has lots of faults that might turn hardcore collectors away (like the seamlines @_@), but I have to say that it looks good for a prize figure (and a Sonico one at that!) Actually got one myself because it looked a lot better than the other prize figures out there.

    • wieselhead

      I’ve heard that the quality differed from each figure, It are acceptable flaws for me and the figure gets a few points for creativity.
      It’s a cute figure that represents her character very well ^^ I have another Sonico prize figure waiting to be reviewed and she seems a bit better made.

  2. Aya

    Definitely great that this time it’s not another swimsuit or lingerie. her hat have a picture of Taito’s space invader ‘alien’ too. looks better than usual prize item, and i wish someday one company should make figure of Sonico in wedding dress and f course with her signature headphone ahahaha :3

    • wieselhead

      Different outfits are better for her, as police girls she’s great ^^
      In her wedding dress, thats’s a beautiful idea, I haven’t thought about it.
      With castoff please so that she looks like Momo

  3. Miette-chan

    What? You mean you are not buying that giant Sonico? Awww….

    I’m always surprised with prize figures, aside from being a bit more shiny than I would like they are not a bad purchase for the price you pay for them.

    This Sonico being a perfect example, so nice and cute, so curvy. Also for once, Sonico is dressed… mostly anyways. XP

    • wieselhead

      Hell no! she’s the worst figure of Sonico, no life in her face X< Sometines the prize figures turn out really nice, with more creative ideas and a decent quality, also the other Sonico prize figure I recently received ooks great even better than this one ^^ Yeah the uniform looks good on her and she herself looks very happy.

  4. Tier

    Ahahaha, you’re saying you didn’t like that 1/2 scale Sonico? I have to give them respect for making it, but it would be nice if it looked, well, a little more lively.

    This Sonico looks really adorable, though, even though she was so inexpensive. The ray gun is really cute, as is the cop uniform. I think my favorite part is the way she puts her hat on over her headphones, though.

    • wieselhead

      I can get rather angry about Sonico figures that I don’t approve of. The big one is the worst, very big but she looks dead.
      As figure maker you should be able make it better, especially in this scale ^w^.

      Yes, Space Police Sonico is a lot of fun, kind of unexpected from Taito, but she’s very charming.
      The outfit is a good compromise between Sonico flustered in skimpy outfits or happy with her Tiger Parka.
      The recently announced Sonico figures also started to get interesting again for me at least.
      Ah yes it wouldn’t hurt to see her without headphones once in a while, but I guess that is as impossible as a busty Hatsune Miku figure XD

      Im totally excited about the 1/5 Sonico from Orchid Seed next month =)

  5. Pinkcheeks

    OMG I love this post, it’s so pink! I like the treatment you did on Sonico’s photos, she looked youthful, playful and sexy! Another pink figure I’m gonna add on my wishlist! XD

    • wieselhead

      Hi and thank you very much ^^ It’s a really pink girl.
      This figure creates a nice atmosphere with her happy and energetic pose,
      She is rather affordable, don’t wait too long.

  6. Halbred

    Oh god I want this figure so bad. I’m a fairly recent Sonico convert, having bought the Gravure and Babydoll figures second-hand, and I’ve also ordered that 1/5 scale bikini figure and Cheerleader figure. I like this one a lot, mainly because it reminds me (for some reason) of Space Channel 5–I can see Space Police Sonico dancing alongside Ulala in some rebooted version of that game.

    Taito is the current license holder of Space Invaders. They developed those EXCELLENT Space Invaders: Extreme games a few years ago. If you have any fond memories of Space Invaders, I recommend picking one or both of them up.

    • wieselhead

      Aha I see, I’m definetely that I’ve ordered her ^^
      I also ordered the big bikini figure and the cheerleader, I really want these two.

      Oh you know Space Channel 5, awesome, for a second I thought about mentioning it,
      but thought no one would have known 😀 It’s a stylish game for sure.
      It’s also a stylish and refreshing Sonico figure, for a very nice price.

      Ok, Im not really good at such games, I have to admi haha.

  7. kixkillradio

    You know, I am loving the mood of the photos. I love all of them. The mood suits perfectly for Sonico. There are so many Super Sonico figures and this one looks impressive given that it’s a prize figure.

    • wieselhead

      Oh thank you very much, it was fun to shoot her like I imagined.
      The cheerful smile makess me happy when I look at it ^_^
      Not every figure of her manages to have this certain Sonico flair, but this Space Police Sonico does.

  8. feal87

    Agreed, it’s a steal for that price! *_*

    I’m really curious to see what they’ll manage to do with the anime focused on Sonico that is going to be produced…:D

    • wieselhead

      pretty cheap for a nice figure with box ^^
      Ah yes there will be one, Im looking forward to it, she has the voice from the game =)

  9. Kai

    One of my least liked outfits Sonico wears :p But it’s a good figure still, I’m loving the details and wrinkles as well. Too bad that there seems to be slight painting issues, and I can also see those lines. Was at awe with my first look when I couldn’t detect the lines, but they look kinda weird after I saw them, lol.

    • wieselhead

      Haha, but better than another swimsuit figure I guess.
      On first look these things aren’t that noticeable, even from a distance it’s ok, only on closer inspection it starts to matter.
      Wel it’s still good and it’s a not so common outfit Im satisfied overall.

  10. Bakayaro

    Die letzten Prize Figuren von Sonico fand ich auch sehr interessant aber auch wenn sie nicht mehr so schlimm aussehen, spielt die Verarbeitung für mich noch eine große Rolle und man sieht auch auf deinen Fotos wie sehr ihre Haut glänzt und das macht halt die günstigere Verarbeitung. ^^ Ähnlich wie bei Bootlegs aber das ist nur meine Meinung. =P

    • wieselhead

      Ja wenn man da auf die Qualität etwas mehr wert legt, sollte man auf derart Figuren verzichten. Generell kauf ich auch lieber das teure Zeug.
      Diese und eine weitere habe ich auch eher aus neugier bestellt und weil ich sie ansprechend fand.
      Zu dem Preis find ich das schon in Ordnung mit der Sonico hier, auf Entfernung ist nur ihr süßes Gesicht zu erkennen, die kleinen Makel eher nicht ^^
      Die Brüste glänzen nur so stark in manchen Bildern, da die Lichtquelle sehr nah war, aber matte Farbe scheint nicht verwendet worden zu sein.

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