Ara ara *giggle*
It is something that sounds really familiar to ARIA fans, who have easily recognise the most famous undine in Aqua : the White Fairy Alicia Florence!
Max Factory annonced a great figure of her about four months ago, in may, and she finally arrived this week between my little hands.
Is there anything more feminine than this lovely gesture consisting in putting-back once hair behind the ear with just one or two fingers? I don’t think so. And this suits very well Alicia, so does this half-leaning pose, and her long shiny blond plait waving in the wind.
It is quite hard to tell where those gorgeous deep blue eyes are looking at, but this dreamy face is so soothing. As expected from Alicia-san.
The figure is about 18cm tall, and comes screwed to its large transparent blue base. A bit sad, but I assume it is a good way to prevent the figure from usual leaning problems, even if it is said to be maid in both PVC and ABS. Yeah yeah, it is written on the box.
Alicia is also chaperoned by that loyal yet puffy Mars cat ARIA-shachou.
This kit was sculpted by Max Factory artist Kuroda Masanori, who perfectly surrounded Alicia character through this figure, in my opinion of course.
For folks who don’t know yet who is Kuroda-sensei, let’s just say that he also worked on the popular Haruhi Suzumiya figure, and also Ayu Tsukimiya and Saber figures I have on pre-order. He also sculpted Ruca figure from Ar Tonelio 2, a kit scheduled to go on sale in February 08. Can’t wait to have those as well.
Mmhhhh starting to think that having a collection makes you impatient everytime… *sigh*
And I wish other undines will be turned into figures by Max Factory, but I am not very confident about that, since they started with Alicia wich is the most popular character from ARIA. But well, let’s hope so!
While Akari leaves the ARIA Company centre to train with her friends Aika and Alice, Alicia stay on wharf, by ARIA-President side, both looking at the trainee undines rowing away…
- Manufactured by Max Factory
- 1/8 scale completed pvc/abs figure
- First released in September 2007 in Japan
- List Price of 5,800 JPY