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Shining Wind - Clalaclan Philias - 1/7 - Bikini Ver. (Max FactorShining Wind - Clalaclan Philias - 1/7 - Bikini Ver. (Max Factor

BluRayBluRayVor 7 JahrenReview
My busty paladin has arrived!
Hey everyone~! I'll be reviewing Max Factory's Clalaclan Philias Bikini ver. from Shining Wind, an action-RPG game for the PS2 published by Sega.
While I have not played Shining Wind, I'm sure all of us are familiar with Tony Taka's artwork. He's quite the talented artist and there are many figures out there based off of his art.

At any rate, onto the review:
(The thumbnails are click-able, if you'd like to see an enlarged photo)

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So a couple months ago this figure caught my eye when digging through some figure news, and I happened to see Clalaclan covered in a blog. I knew nothing about her, but she had a lot of things going for her, and I had to get her:
For one, she was being sculpted by Max Factory, she had a beautiful body, and she was in a swimsuit.
It seems like ages since the figure itself was announced and put up on preorder.
Seeing multiple delays, this figure was originally supposed to release in October, but three months later it released January. Was it worth the wait?

Packaging:

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The packaging is quite space conservative. It's tall and thin. It has a blue beach theme with product details on one side and Tony Taka's artwork on the other. The window itself has white marks that conceal the swimsuit parts of the figure if you look at it from the right angle, which gives the illusion that the girl behind it is in the nude.
My packaging was actually a little crushed during transit, but luckily Clalaclan herself was unharmed, so I was quite pleased that the package did it's job.

Sculpting/Posing:
Clalaclan is sculpted in 1/7 scale and stands at about 24 cm or 9.25 inches approximately. The sculptor that Max Factory commissioned this time around is Nanako who is the same sculptor doing up all the other Shining Wind girls in their swimsuits. Searching the database, it seems that Nanako's first sculpt started with these Shining Wind swimsuit figures, so for a relatively new sculptor of commercial works, I have to give him credit for doing a superb job.
While some parts of the sculpt was a bit rough/grainy, I didn't notice any major ugly seam lines or major flaws. I did get a microscopic black speck here and there, but everyone seems to get those so those don't really detract from the sculpt.

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Considering that Clalaclan here is in a swimsuit, the figure itself isn't overly detailed, but at the same time it has subtle details that are very enjoyable. So we must look at what a swimsuit figure was meant for. That would be to check out her hot body. From top down, you can clearly see that she has the body fit for a supermodel. A rather large bust, very rounded hips, long slender legs, a simple white bikini, a meticulously crafted cross necklace, heeled sandals and of course, the beautiful face (debatable, since not everyone will agree with me). She even sports her signature tiara in the motion of taking it off. It almost gives the figure a beauty pageant feel. Her subtle details come in where some people may overlook: Her hands and feet mainly. They both have sculpted nails. Her pony tail over her shoulder also looks soft despite it being a piece of PVC, and her tiara looks like it could second as a stabbing weapon.

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Clalaclan's pose is nothing special. It's a regular standing pose which is quite stable, so it doesn't look like there will be any leaning issues in the figure. One of her legs is slightly bent at the knees which gives her a shy and quite feminine look in terms of pose. Her hair is draped over one of her shoulders tied with a little blue bow, so it allows for an unobstructed view of her backside (Hell yeah!). Her arms, almost symmetrical, are coming out from the side and she's holding her tiara in place as if she was removing it, ready to go swimming at the beach.

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While the pose is not something that wasn't done before, Clalaclan pulls it off perfectly. It not only makes her look sexy, but combined with her facial expression I can get an idea of what her personality is like despite not being familiar with her at all.

Painting:
I believe this is where there was some flaw. If you look at the prototype shots and then at the final product, there seems to be a slight difference in color balance. Mainly, it's that the final product is a lot paler in comparison to the original prototype.
The color palette isn't varied either. It's just the skin tone color, yellow, and white. But considering her simple attire, this is normal. The shading done was minimal. There is some in the hair and on her bow, but not much on her skin. Her bikini was painted in a metallic white and not just a flat white, which I thought was pretty nice. Same goes for her sandals. And it seems that the tiara also used the same metallic white paint finish.

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Base:
The base is done simulating sand at a beach. It's similar to the bases of the other Shining Wind swimsuit figures. I find that this base is most appropriate considering Clalaclan's attire, and I am happy that the base was done in this fashion as opposed to a boring flat circular base with nothing on it.

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Enjoyment/Conclusion:
Considering that I was really anticipating this figure since back when she was first shown off and even before her preorders opened up, I really really enjoy having her. She sits right next to me on my bookshelf. Really sexy, and I'm always looking at her when I'm in my room. She puts me in a very summery mood. Despite the long wait, I'm quite content.

I hope you enjoyed reading my review. Please feel free to comment. :3
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Punkte8/10

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Kommentare13

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Ashlotte Full-time Reviewer
Awesome review! The silly Tiara kinda killed the figure for me, but what a nice body sculpt...
Vor 7 Jahren
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Great review! Convince me of getting this one when I was at first unrelenting on doing so.
Vor 7 Jahren
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devastatorThanks for this damn good review, its very much appreciated. Ive been dying for some info and good shots of her feet and you delivered the goods. Thanks again.
Haha. No problem. I'm glad you liked the pictures.
Vor 7 Jahren
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Thanks for this damn good review, its very much appreciated. Ive been dying for some info and good shots of her feet and you delivered the goods. Thanks again.
Vor 7 Jahren
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I really think that the production for this figure was a complete disaster.

First I was really dissapointed when I saw an early review with a horrible paintjob (yes, worse than mine or this one). For all of them the colors are obviously off but the fact that apparently each individual unit seems to have faults of their own is really anoying me, mostly since I've noticed what makes mine really unique. The eyebrows, they're about 2 to 3 milimeters higher than they should be with a weird angle to boot, giving her a surprised expression, which I dislike.

So many delays and this is the result? Honestly, I feel like Bluray got lucky, since the same figure on other reviews, and my own, look further off from the prototype, in a bad way.

She's my first complete figure from Max Factory and I won't be preordering another MF figure ever again. Even if she still looks good I could pass on the dissapointment.
Vor 7 Jahren
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Ah, very nice review with all the pictures and relevant commentary. Thanks, this will help me decide if I'd get her. n_n
Vor 7 Jahren
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kilani Sayaka Rank
Oh my god her skintone, that's so terrible x_x;;;;
Vor 7 Jahren
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TyjosAzariNice Review! Good Pictures.
Thanks dude.
WolfxZer0Thanks for the review. I'm pretty disappointed with the ridiculous seams of her bangs - I mean just look at them they look like someone just randomly put them on her head. I also dislike how they took no time on the coloring. She's so much paler and looks very hard to photograph! Sad.

Nevertheless, the figure is still very sexy and my boyfriend will be very pleased to receive her :) I just wish they hadn't taken so damn long....

I don't mind the seams of her bangs. I kind of expected it in the first place, and a lot of figures have it as well. She wasn't as hard to photograph once I got going with the photos. Just kept clicking and clicking. Just had to make sure I can get a steady shot. I have about 100 shots of her, but I made sure to use the best ones in this review.
Vor 7 Jahren
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Thanks for the review. I'm pretty disappointed with the ridiculous seams of her bangs - I mean just look at them they look like someone just randomly put them on her head. I also dislike how they took no time on the coloring. She's so much paler and looks very hard to photograph! Sad.

Nevertheless, the figure is still very sexy and my boyfriend will be very pleased to receive her :) I just wish they hadn't taken so damn long....
Vor 7 Jahren
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Nice Review! Good Pictures.
Vor 7 Jahren
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