Today, I will show you an older figure which genuinely came out in 2013, but I bought it second hand some weeks ago, it’s the Dark Elf from Max Factory, a figure based on the MMORPG Lineage II.
Dark Elf – brown skin version (alternatively there is a blue one) is scaled 1/7 and measures 25,5 cm in height. She was sculpted by Hashimoto Takahiro and released in November 2013. She was made by Max Factory,
I always liked the Dark Elf design, but for some reason I haven’t bought it in the official release period 2013. I had put it on my Wishlist, for some years actually, but I never forgot about the figure, in the middle of 2021, I could finally find a copy of the figure for a decent price and great condition.
While I never had the time to play the game, this is my second figure based on it. Several years ago, I also reviewed Dwarf, yet that one was manufactured by Orchid Seed. What the characters have in common is that they have no certain name, instead they are named after their race in the game.
Max Factory is one of my favorite figure manufacturers of all time, (they also make Figma, but those are not interesting for me). They made lots of beautiful high-quality figures in the past, but I wonder what happened to them, nowadays they don’t make as many figures as they used to do. From the few they announced in the last two years I didn’t order any, since they didn’t convince me enough. I hope they will recover soon and become the Max Factory I admired, I’m thankful for the figures I’ve received from them.
Elf is something I really like in anime culture; pointy ears are cool and beautiful. Dark Elf characters in general are spicier, since they look more mean lol.
I think what makes this Dark Elf figure unique is the more realistic design. The face of this fantasy realm creature looks more realistic compared to figures that are based on the anime girl next door. Dark Elf has a distinctive nose and small, narrow eyes, without a doubt she is very attractive with her nicely made expression. The make up above her eyes and the blue lipstick give her a nice dramatic look that rounded up the mature charm of the figure.
The otherworldly beauty has a great looking body, this character is tall and slender. Her design features wide hips and the legs are very long. She has muscular looking thighs, what I like a lot. The figures has a lot of mature charm, since she is not showing any traits of cuteness, that we know from animes nowadays. That said it is a really attractive Dark Elf with a without a doubt very nice butt.
The brown skin on this figure is very nice. In the figure manufacturing industry, it’s sometimes difficult to create the perfect brown tone, either it’s too much of terracotta or a greenish brown. Fortunately, GSC and their sub labels, like Max Factory or Wing found a good-looking shade of color when making characters with brown skin.
Believe it or not sometimes I’m asking myself if I am a perv because of having a hobby where I buy cute and pretty plastic figures based on female characters. The anime media indeed most of the time has its focus set on female characters and their outer appearance, at the same time it portrays characters with unique personalities. They are treated with respect and make the viewer feel with the characters joys and hardships (except the story sucks) Big bust or not, clumsy or elegant, shy or bubbly, that is the choice of the creator and when people like it, you shouldn’t think too bad about them for doing so. I like girls in reality and in fictional media and not just for their assets, just to let you know. You shouldn’t look down on people’s tastes, expect they do something criminal or grotesque. I like having the cute and sexy figures around, looking nice and pretty and I don’t harm anyone except my wallet with this hobby.
That said some ero figures these days go too far for my tastes in terms of lewdness. I don’t say that ero figures are bad by default, I like ordering them myself, when they don’t collide with my personal rules.
Dark Elf apparently likes wearing this skimpy kind of fantasy realm armour. I think it’s a pretty looking outfit with its different shades of black and white and the golden details and patterns. Her corsage top looks interesting with its detailed design, it’s nice how the paint is glossy at certain areas. The revealing top exposes the figures nice cleavage. The outfit is carefully crafted and has very fine details. The detached sleeves look really great with their triangular shapes, they seem to be waving in the wind. Those hand of hers though, they are big and look kind of scary.
Compared to the upper parts of the outfit, the lower parts are lacking, Dark Elf only wears a white thong and a strange belt around her hips, although the trail behind her is nicely made, it still looks as if one piece of wardrobe is missing. The belt like part around her hips doesn’t really stay in place and when you fiddle around with too much it might scratch the first layer of paint. The thigh high boots add a bit more color to the overall design and look quite awesome with their design.
The figure also comes with a long spear or magical staff like weapon, the dark areas on it are semi-transparent, under the right light conditions you can see it’s amber color shining through the tip.
Dark Elf is a great looking fantasy figure, she is having a very detailed face, I really like the distinctive look and style of it and the narrow blue eyes are mesmerizing. Also from today’s perspective, she still looks amazingly good. Her outfit is nice and detailed, the thong is a little odd choice compared to the elaborately made top parts, but perhaps also a Dark Elf likes to wear sexy clothes sometimes. Compared to figures nowadays, this figure seems to be small, although she is 25 cm, her small head makes her look like an 1/8 scale figure with longer legs. A great figure from Max Factory which shows their proficiency and quality of their final products.