Review time lady’s and gentlemen. After many months without any Super Sonico figures, in autumm several new Sonico have been released, so it’s time to go back to my beloved 2D girl.
Some time ago ALTER surprised everyone as they announced to produce a Sonico figure.
Sonico stands for being a sexy girl and sexy wasn’t the category many of ALTER’s previous figures would fit in. Even though they started to add more fanservice like things to their line up, like Senran Kagura’s Asuka. This Sonico is based on one of Tsuji Santa’s older illustrations, that showed Sonico dressed in bikini with a bell on her bikini top and a red Santa Clause hood.
When reading it’s probably a odd sounding combination, but this figure looks really good.
A second head is included to give you the option to have Sonico more fitting for the beach.
In this review I will focus on the suited for the beach attire only. I have something bigger planned for the figures christmas option, but preparations aren’t completed yet.
Sonico is scaled 1/7 with a height of 13 cm, she was made by two experienced sculptors, Hide and Makio Munetoshi who combined their excellent skills to create this beautiful figure.
After a few delays, some even speculated that ALTER wouldn’t manage to release the Super Sonico figure before December, but the figure was released in early September 2014.
Orchid Seed is in my opinion the best manufacturer of Sonico based figures, but I really approve of ALTER’s first adaption of the Super Sonico character, she’s a simply beautiful figure.
Sonico has been mainly portrayed as flustered or scared curvy girl dressed in skimpy and arousing clothes. Taito and FuRyu as Prize Figure manufacturers started to make figures of a more cheerful Super Sonico. Previously Sonico was only known as curvy mascot, since the Sonicomi game some years ago and the Soniani anime the girl received a personality.
ALTER presents Super Sonico in a relaxed fashion, she feels good and enjoys being around the person she likes. It’s quite impressive how cute this Sonico actually is, starting from her beautiful eyes, to the prominent blush. Sonico also fires a lovely, gentle smile that can pierce ones heart.
Her shoulder long hair is simply said perfect, it looks fluffy, smooth and is carefully crafted, also the applied color gradient give it a great look. The long chunk of pink strands over her nose is quite adorable. The tilted head and the fingers placed on one bikini strap give her a flirty look.
Sonico never been thin as a stick and this is also part of her popularity since the beginning and there is definetely a fanbase for so called healthy, or girls with more developed curves. This figure here also has slightly accentuated muscles. Her her thighs are meaty and look strong.
The bust size of Sonico varies quite a bit, that applies to figures and also illustrations. Sure also ALTER’s Sonico has big boobs, but the presentation turns out more modest compared to other figures of her. Maybe because she is for once wearing a bikini that is compatible with her sizes.
The compact pose works very well for this kind of figure, next to the beautiful smooth body, her thighs do stand out, I really love the curve when you look from the side, as well as her wide hips. From the back Sonico has a superb big butt, it’s nice that her butt is slightly lifted up in this pose.
Sonico is wearing a nice, white triangle bikini, the red mini ribbons on top and slip are really cute details, fine wrinkles give the bikini a realistic look. From the top’s middle connector hangs a small golden bell decorated with a ribbon and leafs ready for christmas. At the outside of the bikini there are very detailed laces applied, that slightly remind oneself of holiday tablecloth.
This figure of Super Sonico has one of the prettiest cleavages in the whole figure realm to date, the shapely sculpting is top notch. There is some modest underboob fanservice. A cast off option isn’t part of this figure, but I won’t complain about that, since I’m more than happy to have a relaxed, relatively innocent looking, high quality figure of her for a change of things.
Applause for ALTER and their wonderful adaption of the Super Sonico character. She has lovely hair, an adorable face and a shapely, nicely sculpted body. If you are looking for a high quality figure of Sonico that shows a different expression than being flustered here is your answer.
Taking pictures of her was seriously so much fun! cutting down to 34 images was quite difficult. As you can see, I focused on a tropical beach scenario an didn’t use her hood and base, the christmas version of this (review) will follow soon, so stay tuned.
I might review another new Sonico figure in between, though.
another review was written by Cerberus from Reflective Boundary