The next prize figure review,the subject of review is another Sonico figure, but it’s from FuRyu.
Super Sonico – The Animation is still fun, her random adventures are fun to watch and she’s so damn cute. The friendly environment Sonico lives in, the slice of life characteristics and all of her acquaintances and friends are quite charming. She appears a bit too fragile sometimes and becomes flustered easily, I hope she can overcome this at one point.
Sonico Sweets Time version was released in November 2013, no scale was mentioned, but with a length of 180 mm she’s around 1/8 scale. I ordered her because it was refreshing to see a figure like that, chilling on a couch, a really creative creation for a cheap figure.
For just 1.590 Yen you get a cute Sonico figure. a plate with donuts, and a nice pink sofa.
FuRyu already made and planned a number of appealing Sonico prize figures like a Teeth-Brushing version, a After Taking Bath version or a Clothes Changing Time version. All of them in a similar style, that portrays Sonico in rather natural situations. I actually don’t intend to get more of these cute prize figures, but the After Taking Bath version looks really interesting.
This figure here shows Sonico chilling on her sofa while zapping with the TV remote and eating a donut. She is dressed in comfortable clothes, cuddly socks and shorts and a simple tank top…
Hair & Face
Sonico’s hair is long and flows over the couch, the hair looks a bit more chunky and not as fine as Taito’s Space Police Sonico, she has a strong color gradient. The bangs have nice strands, it seems like I was lucky again and received a relative clean copy, I’ve seen pics where her bangs were really rough. There is still a little roughness at certain points when looking more closely.
Her headphones have a nice shape, but the thick paint on the silver parts and really rough edges at the black belt, shows the difference compared to a full price figure .
How is such a cheap figure possible, I ask myself, the figure and the accesories consists of 15 parts, pressed and probably even painted by a machine, what’s left is connecting the parts and maybe cutting off excess material, which causes low labour expenses. After I’ve once read what Pakistan workers earn for sewing an complete official Fifa football, I was just shocked. I hope the diligent Chinese who assemble our top tier figures are paid well enough to make a living.
The figure has a cute, nicely sculpted face with an interesting expression, that shows the girl immersed in watching TV. Sonico has detailed and cleanly printed eyes, there are also eyebrows and blush marks. The open mouth is sweet and shows an upper front teeth line.
Outfit & Body
Sonico is wearing a sweet outfit, it’s not as revealing as her usual outfits, it’s something much more innocent. The white shirt has a number of wrinkles, she is wearing it in a shoulderfree fashion, that shows her proud cleavage, Sonico can’t be Sonico without being a little tease.
Her short, light blue shorts resembles something like Nicki terry cloth. the warm, thick socks closely follow the silhouette of her feet which looks quite convincing together with the folds and texture. The shirt is a little rough at the outer edges, socks and shorts only have some smaller seamlines when you take a close look.
Also as prize figure Sonico has a nice body, the skinparts looks very well sculpted. Also the articulation appears really convincing from her legs to the joints of her fingers, I was impressed. Her butt isn’t flattened which is nice. The pose is supercute, she is lying sideways on her sofa with her legs in air, eating donut. The skin looks soft and has good opaque tone.
The additional items this figure come with are really cool, since they aren’t glued to the figure, so they can be used without the figure. The pink sofa is made of ABS and has a deep seat for Sonico’s butt. The shadows are shaded with airbrush. A plate of donuts is also included, these parts are glued together, the detailed sugarcoat give them a tasty, realistic appearance.
In summary FuRyu made a nice Sonico prize figure with cool accesories, the pose is creative and has good articulation, done with attention to detail. With her cute face and the comfortable clothes she makes an adorable figure, nevertheless the Sonico is not free of flaws, seamlines, thick paint and a light roughness are the things you have to expect when getting a prize figure .
Compared to the Sonico Space Police from Taito this Sonico appears closer to a normal run figure. While Taito’s Sonico had a really nice and cheerful expression and finer hair, the overall quality of the Super Sonico – Sweets Time version is better and slightly more elaborate.