Orchid Seed’s recently released their Alleyne figure, a character based on the well known Queen’s Blade franchise. Today I also want to share my thoughts and impressions about her.
This post contains nudity, keep in mind that it is not NSFW.
The sculptor in charge was Mohio, who made a small but quite convincing set of figure sculptures. Alleyne is based on a rather cheerful artwork, where she has fun at the beach.
Unlike the QB figures made by MegaHouse, Alleyne’s figure comes with no weapons and not in her trademark warrior dress. Alleyne is the first Queen’s Blade related figure made by Orchid Seed. Since they are a figure maker who is well known for pretty castoff able figures, one would assume that there have been a few more of the QB characters in their history.
Alleyne is something like a drill instructor, as very skilled experienced 1000 year old Elf warrior, she is kind of obsessed with training others and scoring their behaviour, but she knows the things she’s talking about. Her story is somehow sad, in the last anime adaption Queen’s Blade: Rebellion she lives alone after she got separated from Nowa, her beloved disciple in the previous season. At last a curse forces her to stay in the forest.In Rebellion she also trained Anelotte, unfortunately afterwards her forest was set on fire by the enemy party.
Queen’s Blade has a complexer story behind it’s ecchi moments, than one would expect, I hope there will be more content soon, Queen’s Blade: Rebellion ended quite incomplete.
I don’t recall that much of Alleyne as a character, she is a stoic character, who doesn’t show much emotions, she takes her job as protector of the elven forest very seriously and is strict with herself. She appears somewhat distant towards others, but the much younger Nowa manages to pull her out of her shell from time to time. She gets a bit softer and shows some signs of being happy around her, like a big sister. Ok that should be enough about her.
The figure of Alleyne is scaled 1/6, in her bendover position she measures 27 cm, a size that gives her a very good presence and a good view at her details . The elemental design of her outfit was shown in Queen’s Blade: Utsukushiki Toushitachi, the 2nd Ova to be accurate, where she and Nowa made a little detour along the coast, after the Tournament has ended.
Hair & Face
She has long, light brown colored hair. It actually has a slightly wet look and there are a lot of strands. The level of detail on it is really good, some of the strands also run over her hand.
I really like the the elf ears on her, it’s a design element which is really pretty in my eyes.
Her face is quite pretty as well, she shows a bit of blush under her eyes. The blue eyes turned out beautiful, especially in contrast to the bright skin tone, a lively expression was created.
Her expression feels a bit annoyed, like she is complaining about getting wet hair in the water.
It gives Alleyne a certain amount of cuteness which adds bonus points to her appearance.
Body & Outfit
Alleyne has a great body for her 1000 years, doesn’t she? I like the soft look of her belly a lot, the sculptor did a good job in giving this figure an attractive body overall. One curiosity about the figure is, that her bust size climbed a few letters in the alphabet from what I remember from the anime she was around a B cup, to be fair I should say that the bikini top also adds a bit of volume to her bust.
As you can see Alleyne is wearing a fully compostable bikini made of leaves, well it is obviously made of PVC. The clothes and other accessories are very detailed, the leaf texture or her elaborate armlets with golden and red pearls make an interesting swimsuit figure of her.
The size difference aside the figure shows some really nice boobs, I won’t complain about them. The sculptor added a little saggyness and gave them a more natural shape compared to other figures that show nudity. Alleyne has a castoff feature, not only for her upper half, no also her panties can be taken off. Aside from her buttocks not much can be seen.
Alleyne isn’t the kind of figure with detailed genitals. I guess it also has something to do with the Queen’s Blade license. I’m not really bothered by this, most of my castoff able figures are displayed with all clothes since I’m more comfortable with this and this also applies to Alleyne.
Putting her the clothes off and on, is an relatively intuitional task, it is a very well implemented feature, what you can expect from most figures made by Orchid Seed.
Alleyne is a very pretty Elf figure, even without knowing about Queen’s Blade I would have probably ordered her. The final product turned out as I expected when I placed my order. They gave her a charming, facial expression and a very attractive and detailed body, the sculptor did a very good on her, also in her birthday suit. Her unique bikini design made of branches and leafes, gives the figure a natural look befitting for the protector of the forest.
The pose is nice, although it is limiting her options to displayed a bit, she is supposed to be placed on a lower shelf space, to unfold her full appeal.