Sometimes you just fall for a girl (or 3) in a bikini, a simple reason for sure, but I think a perfectly reasonable excuse. I’ve personally tried (and failed) to avoid buying sexy girls in bikinis because they’re generally quite plain figures, sexy, but lacking depth. Though I must say, they’re a lot simpler to explain than having a tail fetish.
This week I’m going to do something slightly different, a series of reviews for a series of figures. Let’s call it Max Factory’s Shining Tears Sexy Girls in Bikinis, today we’ll start off with Blanc Neige.
Max Factory’s Blanc Neige was produced way back in December 2006 in a 1/7th scale form-factor. She retailed for ¥4,800 / $47 CAD (Dec ’06 values) and was sculpted by Saito Heel. This particular Blanc Neige comes from the Shining Tears game whose characters were illustrated by Tony Taka and released in 2004. The figure was a standard run, has no ‘extras’ like cast-off or alternate faces, and can be easily found on eBay for a range of prices. Some of you may also recall a previous review Kotobukiya’s Blanc Neige, she however was from the Shining Wind series, same franchise, different game.
Being such a simple figure my impressions are also simple. Her pose is alluring and has many points of er interest. Hugging her breasts she displays her cleavage for all to see though it almost gives off an entirely different impression, one could almost think she was trying to hide them instead. Moving further down we have a nicely shaped tummy and further down some thighgap as well.
The detail work on this figure is fairly simple and sparse, there’s enough there to be attractive but not enough to really talk about. To give Mr Saito some credit, the original work was pretty simple as well. The paintwork is very flat and lacks pretty much all depth. But that isn’t to say it doesn’t work for the figure, the skin is a nice tone, and the colours on her bikini are simple, which I prefer over say, a leopard skin print. The key thing about the bikini for me though is that it actually covers her, this is important for her sex appeal. I find when a bikini is too revealing I actually lose interest, perhaps because there’s nothing left to explore, you’ve already seen it all.
Blanc Neige is sexy and so is this figure. While that was enough to get me to pull out my wallet and spend, it’s definitely not enough to make her a great figure. She’s just an average sexy girl in a bikini, ok seriously that line seems absurd to write but it’s true. In reality this would not be the case, as she would be a sexy girl in a bikini that I possess, but in the anime world and more specifically the figure world, they’re a dime a dozen and making one stand out is a difficult task indeed.
She is sexy though…