Today I’m going to review my first Love Live! figure, I’ve ordered one of ALTER‘s sparkling
Love Live! School Idol Festival figures of my favorite Love Live! character Nico.
I wasn’t really interested in getting Idol related figures until I noticed the Love Live! School Idol Festival version of Kotori, I was amazed by the level of details and her beautiful appearance, unfortunately I did not order her yet.
For me Love Live! was a really nice anime, a bunch cute girls become friends and achieve something great was nice to watch. Also all the different types of characters with their unique charm and quirks added a lot to the shows appeal.
Nico is not the usual anime girl, her extremely cute appearance is paired by a slightly evil personality. She has a professional attitude about everything Idol related. She is very confident about herself, which comes off arrogantly. Still she’s not obnoxiously, after all.
Yazawa Nico Love Live! School Idol Festival was sculpted by Takaku & Takeshi. The figure was released in late June 2016. She is scaled 1/7 with a height of 24 cm. As additional feature, next to being awesome, Nico comes with an optional hat and exchangeable left arm.
Nico has a traditional twintail hairstyle, she probably chose it since it’s cute. The blueish-black hair looks nice and recreates the look from the anime very well. The hair is decorated with small red ribbons and differently colored ties. As optional item the figure has a really fancy hat with ribbons everywhere and a golden emblem with an “N” on it.
Nico is the most petite girl in Love Live! it’s gives her a very adorable appearance, although with her personality she isn’t a real sweetheart. She is the little devil of the group and therefore has red eyes, the sparkling eyes are an essential appeal point in Love Live! and ALTER adapted it perfectly. Nico is the happiest girl when she’s in idol mode, her figure was adapted with a happy open mouth and upper front teeth line, it makes her look very cheerful.
As all the “School Idol Festival” figures Nico also has a striking details, brimming with lots of details. The main part consists of a frilly black tube top with a matching miniskirt, every frilly layer has a golden rim. The star pattern skirt also has another transparent layer underneath.
On her chest she has elaborate ribbon, it’s all wrapped around the upper part of the figure. There is a huge red ribbon at her back, it shows a golden rim with elaborate pattern.
different kinds of socks/stockings, fancy kneesocks on the right, dark thigh highs on the left. Both legs are decorated with a cute frilly garter. The “socks” are both decorated with
differently colored and elaborately designed ribbons, pink and green. The green color has a air of christmas, while the creative idol outfit has a few elements related to christmas, calling the figure christmas Nico is a bit of a stretch. She looks also good in the summer, I assure you.
The figure has glossy red shoes with a golden sole, a short girl wears a bit of heel.
Of course an important thing for an idol figure is dynamic movement, ALTER put Nico in an interesting pose where is marching along the stage cheerfully. With wildly fluttering miniskirt and twintails the figure appears very lively, yes her skirt is super short (//∇//). In her stage outfit Nico also shows some skin, her arms, the belly and her slender legs are cute.
ALTER‘s sparkling Love Live! School Idol Festival figures are state of the art products, I actually say it’s the current peak of figure manufacturing quality.
I’m happy that I have bought the most pretty Nico figure to date. Taking pictures with her was so much fun. I was already a real fan of her character, but having a figure of her is so nice, I even have the impression that having her on my desk is a good luck charm. I can say nothing bad about her, Nico is beautiful and elaborately sculpted and stands firmly on her base.
Because of a change in the release list of Alter, I also ordered the Toujou Nozomi Love Live! School Idol Festival figure. Considering how pretty and sparkling the School Idol Festival figures are I might order a few µ’s members more. The announced Sonoda Umi and Ayase Eli are looking gorgeous, too.
I had a few doubts about Love Live Sunshine! this season, it looks visually appealing, but partially the story feels a bit like a copy, but I have to tell you that I totally adore it, it’s more crazy, the characters are really different and also because Chika is a much better leader.
…and Ruby is an angel ♡♡♡