After some lazy days, I actually was more busy lately, I am back with a fresh figure review, our model is Sallya, some might know her as Tharja for me she is the cute daughter of Ming.
Sallya was a highly anticipated figure for me, she was actually planned to be released in December 2013, but figure manufacturing is no easy thing so lets not talk about spilled milk.
Sallya is one character of Fire Emblem: Kakusei, a tactical role-playing game available for some Nintendo device, I haven’t played it and probably won’t find the time to do it later.
I could not comprehend the potential of this figure until a painted prototype was shown.
Max Factory hired Shining Wizard to turn a chunk of PVC into the glamorous Sallya we see today, GSC also was somehow involved in the production, maybe they were in charge of giving the figure some minor flaws haha. The figure is 205 mm in height, it is in an accurate 1/7 category, she comes with cape, additional collar, a pile of books and a red skull, not to forget the round base with it’s velvet like flooring. She was released in mid march 2014.
The first thing I noticed when I unpacked her, was that the figure and her table had no pegs at all, everything sits loosely on the base, what looks like great freedom for the figure, is terrible when moving her around, one wrong move and everything falls over like the proverbial card house. Although everything is perfectly stable when Sallya is at her final display destination, at the end of the day it’s a daring decision to give her and the tableno supporting pegs at all.
Hair & Face
Sallya has beautiful hair in a dark aubergine color with many detailed strands and a deep hanging straight fringe, you would call this hime cut Her hair has some golden decorations.
Her face is closer to realism than anime style, Sallya’s face posesses a “real” nose, slanted eyes and detailed lips with some shiny effect applied, the figure has an exceptional beautiful and expressive face, I love her eyes, since they show so much personality.
Sallya sama is such a tease with her inviting no I actually should call it challenging pose and body language, that would make men hard race. I like this self conscious sex appeal of her.
Outfit & Body
Sallya has the look of a character from a typical fantasy setting, she’s like an suspicious magician, but her design also shows elements that remind me of some oriental influences. Her dark colors and the self confident appearance make her look like a villain of some sort.
There is a lot of gold everywhere on her outfit, this underlines the elegance of this figure.
This lady wraps herself in a supertight dark brown bodysuit with one finger gloves, the way the paint has been applied gives the illusion of a slight transparency, which is really nice.
The figure is wearing a long cape over her shoulders on default, the outside is navy blue and the inside is covered in bordeaux red, the long cape convinces with it’s detailed folds.
Over her super thin suit Sally wears surprisingly thick golden panties with a fashionable loincloth attached to it, the thickness appears to be a bit odd, is it a kind of chastity belt?
Without cape the figure looks a lot more energetic and playful and I actually prefer it this way. Sallya has some feline characteristics in her appearance, she is a very slender woman, but she is super attractive in her sporty shape, also the body sculpting is top notch and pleasing to the eye.
Sallya is fully a clothed figure, but that doesn’t make her any less seductive, she is leaning bend over on her pile of literature and sticks out her butt and beautifully shaped legs, her arched back has a nearly unhealthy bow, but a flexible body has more advantages than disadvantages, be it in daily life or other situations *cough*.
Even when her pose is pert and has a lot of sex appeal, please don’t think of Sallya as man eating vamp. I think you can clearly see that she took her alluring pose only for one person, it’s the feeling of close intimacy that Sallya has in her pose and that gives her a certain appeal.
I received a very clean copy of Max Factory’s Sallya overall, there is not much to complain about in terms of quality, but one thing that definitely deserved improvement, are her finger(s) the back part of her thumbs is too fat, not really sexy in my opinion. The second thing is that the ring which should wrap around her middle finger just sits on top of it. I really have a soft
hard spot for these kind of gloves, it’s disappointing to see it turned out less appealing.
You would actually expect that such things are solved within the delay period, but it seemed that other things were more urgent to fix before the figure was shipped out of factory.
The term hot is often achieved with figures that are revealing lots of skin, of course that’s not a bad thing in particular, I just want to point out that Sallya has a different kind of sex appeal. She has a super seductive pose and even when not much of her skin is revealed she is utmost attractive. Sallya looks fantastic with her self conscious attitude and expressive eyes of a predator. All the nicely sculpted elements of her body, except the chubby thumbs make her a super pretty figure. She also gets extra points for her as good as perfect with these many realistic characteristics and the sharp expression thats gives the figure a unique personality.
Prior to this shooting I acquired a number of items, but bringing all of them together in the end was a more challenging task than expected, good that I had a plan B, maybe this is a candidate for “a look back…”, Sallya is definitely a model with stunning photogenic qualities.
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