Last weekend I visited friends in Provence, another beautiful region in France, but a bit far from my home town. And since summer is at its height, we decided to go and enjoy the Mediterranean coast.
As you can see, the lovely Seena tagged along. She was actually waiting for a chance to try and display her brand new bikini, so I could not say no to her ^^;
This kind of cove is typical from the French Mediterranean coast, and is called a calanque. It is really a kind of place one must see if visiting Provence region. Absolutely gorgeous. There is no better place to emphasize the charm of a cute girl in bikini.
This 1:7 scale pvc figure has been released in late July 2010, and is one this summer’s new faces. This is the second version of Seena released by Max Factory, this time in bikini-mode, and the first figure of a swimsuit series featuring Shining Wind girls, all modelized by new artist Nakano, and based on Tony Taka original illustrations. Kureha should be the next one, followed by Clalaclan and then Xecty. Be sure that I will get my hands on Kureha and Xecty! I am not sure about Clalaclan though. Don’t really like this bikini version of hers, which looks a bit off compared to other girls.
The figure’s listed price is 6800 yens. A bit expensive but not so much for a 235mm tall 1:7 scale figure, which is quite big.
Honestly, I am not particularly into bikini/swimsuit figures. It’s true! And like a lot us, anime figure collectors, I am generally looking for kits with outstanding outfits and/or crazy dynamic poses. But this time I got completely seduced.
And it is hard to be objective when you definitely like something. To me this figure is perfect. Seena’s beauty has been totally transcended.
The pose is a bit simple, but somehow offers delicious curves. Also, as a bikini version, obviously, the figure does not stand out thanks to its outfits.
But, you know the saying: “less is more” ~^
However, the mini skirt is a great accessory which I think adds a lot of charm and delicacy. But it can be removed if you prefer to fully enjoy Seena’s body ^^;;
There is nothing much to say about paintwork and casting. As expected from a new generation Max Factory product, this figure is free from any fault. There is a lot of skin surface and not much details, so I think it helps a lot and it might be easier than more complex models, but it does not matter; I might sound difficult, but nowadays something tagged ALTER, Max Factory or GSC shall be top quality and flawless. Anyway.
Last detail, but not the least: under certain angles of view and lighting, you can also enjoy some lovely b-chiku. Yummy!
I am going to stop bothering you with text and leave the photos speak for themselves.
Just few words to invit folks who want or need others points of view about this Seena figure to read wieselhead, visual fanfare and migotohobby reviews.
Not to mention the complete photo review at foobarbaz. A must see if you are still hesitating, although I think is it easy to have a clear-cut opinion.
All photos have been taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 camera and its pancake lens.