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.
Wow, she looks surprisingly good for such a cheap prize figure! She actually looks a lot like the Yamato/Arcadia Sonicos with the expression, blush, and the slender pinup body
Yes she does, the style and her overall appearrance are good, it’s nice to see her casual.
I might buy one more Sonico prize figure, but then it should be the last one for this year.
Great photos! Still haven’t gotten around to watching the super sonico anime yet, maybe I’ll catch up soon ^^. Really nice figure, the accessories are also pretty cool. Shinobu seems to fit really well in the chair, especially with the donuts!
Thank you (=^‥^=)
I also haven’t watched much from this anime season, my list is rather small.
I like that Soniani is low on fanservice, it’s more of a cute character.
The figure is really cool, the creative concept of a chilling Sobico is charming.
I watched the first episode of her anime and it was pretty cute. The animation was nice as well, which was a nice change from some recent shows (BlazBlue really needed a bigger budget and I still haven’t started Kill La Kill because of its old school style). It was really … uneventful, though. It kinda needs something to give it a kick in the pants … like, they should drop in a typhoon, or a serial killer, or a big dripping tentacle monster. For an inexpensive figure, Sonico looks pretty good; I wouldn’t have guessed that this figure cost barely as much as a couple of pizzas. The accessories might be worth the price just by themselves; figure-sized furniture can often come in handy.
Yeah it was sweet and comfy setting, not much is happening and I would expect not too much of it, it’s just Slice of Life.
White Fox knows how to do pretty animations. Well, in the first few episodes the Kill la Kill style looks kinda crappy, but you might get used to it.
This Sonico is not bad and it great that a more creative idea for her pose has been used.
Another lovely set of photos you have here. I love how you played with the lighting showing different mood -from innocent looking Sonico to alluring one. This is a nice figure to add in your Sonico collection, though I have to agree with some of the flaws as a prize figure.
Looking at her eating donuts makes me hungry too. Haha.
Oh thank you very much (*＾▽＾)／, the dimmed light brings out a whole different mood in this figure, she’s very photogenic.
It would be cool if one of the bigger non prizefigure manufacturers would make a creative, casual Sonico figure like that.
Im always full after a single donut (*≧▽≦)
Nice figure just as always, but you…reminded me that I have to catch up with the anime. My backlog is getting bigger with each passing day… *cries while getting the episodes*
I always get nice figures you say, I hope so ;p
Yes there is Sonico anime, it’s fun actually. Sonico is so shy, but also a friendly girl.
I don’t want to check my backklog actually, ll the long runners from the old season are still there on top of the new shows.
Well, but I like longer shows so I shouldn’t complain.
To me, Sonico is synonymous with Wieselhead. Every time I see a picture or figure of Sonico, I’ll remember how much you like her. Haha.
This figure certainly has a relaxing vibe. I like what you did with the speakers and stuff. Initially, I thought hey, she looks like she’s watching TV, but listening to music is more of Sonico’s thing I think. >.<
I know I asked you think before, but I couldn't remember which post – what are the lens you used for your figure shooting, especially the one you did on the donut with bokeh? I'm seriously thinking of investing in good camera equipment just thought I should ask you.
Hehe I see, yes even though it’s actually not dedicated to her, Sonico has a strong presence on this blog ( ＾∇＾)
Yeah this Sonico is cool, I like how is relaxing on the couch without caring about anything.
Well, I had no mini tv unfortunately and only these mini speakers at hand, just imagine that there is a tv in front of her ^^
Ah just ask me, I nearly like lenses as much as Figures, I used my Sony alpha 550 with 70 mm prime lens, the Sigma 70mm f2.8 EX DG Macro
It’s a great lens, also for portraits of real people 😉 Feel free to ask if you want to know more.
Thanks! Sure, I’ll ask you more once I have more questions, which I know I will. Reading a lot about the lens these days but gosh, I’m so blur.
Do you already have a Dslr at hand?
Yeah it’s always a bit difficult to decide for a lens.
Looks great as prize figures the Couch is pretty awesome addition 😀 , the anime pretty good she have two nicelooking friends too, I just feel Sonico getting slim and I would love to see Mr. photographer lol.
The couch is really good, hope I can make good use of it.
Yeah indeed the two others seem to be great friends for Sonico, I think Suzu is super pretty ( ＾◡＾)っ❤
Sonico has a thinner waist, but she has still a buxom body, her thighs are strong.
Haha yeah Cameraman – san, I wonder about that ^^
It’s really amazing how Sonico gets good quality PRIZE figure. I’ve seen a lot of those on sale in amiami, but sadly i cant see the pics so I have to go back and forth at MFC to double check and laziness normally gets the better of me. I’m awaiting wonfes to buy my first sonico figure (i have one already, but it was given to me hahaha)
Love the set, especially the pink background. Really looks appropriate for Sonico, especially after seeing how she is portrayed in soniani and sonicomi. Shinobu fits the bill here hahaha.
FuRyu is really passionate about showing Sonico in all kinds of every day life situations. Their figures are cute and appealing. Hehe the shops rarely shows pictures of them, I first check mfc and then the shops ^^
Wonfes is really close , Im Exited!!! XD I think I haven’t asked, but which one do you have?
Thx it is selfmade wallpaper. Yeah kinda cute and fluff =)
It’s a nice change from all the sexualized figures, although I also like this sort of Sonico figures-
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