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Orchid Seed 1/7 BelphegorCommenti • Orchid Seed 1/7 Belphegor

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    Maakie (2 mese/i fa) #37068394Another nice review! I love her character design, but don't think I will pick this one up. I love a lot of the small details from up close (and her super cute face!), but if you look at her from a distance, she doesn't stand out much in my opinion. I would rather go for the original one if I ever go for a Belphegor. :)
    Also the peg on the base of this one, yikes! I do like that she can actually be displayed mid-air, but with the slight bend I already think I see in your picture, I am not sure if that is safe to do for a longer time...?
    As for sizes, I think it's Beelzebub < Belphegor < Lucifer < Leviathan < Satan < Asmodeus < Mammon. There is quite a leap when you go from Beelzebub to Belpeghor, would have loved one more size inbetween there in this line. ;)


    As far the peg goes, "yikes" indeed. I'm not sure what OS was thinking there. I don't know why used such a small peg with no support under her foot. It reminds me of Alphamax's Yami ITEM #137123 who became notorious for leaning issues, although she didn't have a pole for support.

    You might be right that Belphegor stands out more up close than at a distance. I've got her displayed alongside ITEM #349076, ITEM #195472, and ITEM #274, and I think Beelzebub, Leviathan, and Pachira all do stand out more.
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    Another nice review! I love her character design, but don't think I will pick this one up. I love a lot of the small details from up close (and her super cute face!), but if you look at her from a distance, she doesn't stand out much in my opinion. I would rather go for the original one if I ever go for a Belphegor. :)

    Also the peg on the base of this one, yikes! I do like that she can actually be displayed mid-air, but with the slight bend I already think I see in your picture, I am not sure if that is safe to do for a longer time...?

    As for sizes, I think it's Beelzebub < Belphegor < Lucifer < Leviathan < Satan < Asmodeus < Mammon. There is quite a leap when you go from Beelzebub to Belpeghor, would have loved one more size inbetween there in this line. ;)
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    victorviper (2 mese/i fa) #36462698That's kind of a funny little proverb, which is not without wisdom. It might be especially true in the anime/figure fandom, where it seems like designers tend to gravitate to the two extremes of chest sizes, with surprisingly few designs in that middle/more realistic zone. I guess not many people have a "normal chest size" fetish :).

    This is even more distressing when a non-ecchi character gets quite a generous silhouette "improvement" once turned into a figure. More than once, I purchased figures I liked even if I felt the bust was insanely distracting. Unfortunately, guests that visit my collection often make the wrong assumption that I collect figures for their rack rather than their general design. And it's extremely hard to argue otherwise when the thing is "in your face". In the same vein, I have even more ethic problem ordering flat-chested character because the anime juvenile design can easily mislead people not familiar with it... (Misaka Mikoto can be so misleading and I recall not ordering many figures of her for that reason... It seems I completely gave up when her bunny version ended up on my shelves!). Funnily enough, looking at the 30-something older figures displayed on my shelves and representing a wide range of characters from the 80s to the early 00s, it is quite surprising to see very little extreme. Back in the days, there was still a kind of dichotomy between fan service oriented products and general audience figures. Proportions are far more realistic, even if I recall quite sexy figures were already on the market back then. Lines are just getting blurred a lot since a decade and the middle ground king of disappeared (seem it is mostly confined within the anime idol realm nowadays).
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    sailormatlac (2 mese/i fa) #36406733Victor, after reading countless figure reviews you wrote, I came to the realization you did a better job at photographing figures and describing them than manufacturers. For some reasons, I was never attracted by this particular figure in the past, but I was finding myself admiring many pictures you shot from various angles that brought forward the sculpt qualities.
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    I really laugh when you said: "The photo above is brought to you by the phrase "not too big and not too small"." It brought an old anecdote from the past. Once upon the time, in the late 80s, when I was a kid, I lived in the countryside in an old house by the only main road. As usual with folks in such area, they would stop by our house which was a gathering place since the 1800s to chat for a while before continuing their errand run. One day, a neighbor in his 40s that was a proverbial old boy told us one of is weird pearl of wisdom by stating (about boobs) "that every that sticks out from the hand is lost." (in original French version: Tout ce qui déborde de la main est perdu.) As much as what he said is debatable to some extent, I never forgot that one.


    Thanks for the nice comment :).

    Belphegor's sculpt does have a number of interesting features that didn't immediately leap out at me from looking at the promo shots; I'd never really paid that much attention to the scary claw at the end of her tail, the stomach sculpt is much more impressive in person, and the sculpting of her crotch area would do Nishii/Niθ proud.

    That's kind of a funny little proverb, which is not without wisdom. It might be especially true in the anime/figure fandom, where it seems like designers tend to gravitate to the two extremes of chest sizes, with surprisingly few designs in that middle/more realistic zone. I guess not many people have a "normal chest size" fetish :).
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    Victor, after reading countless figure reviews you wrote, I came to the realization you did a better job at photographing figures and describing them than manufacturers. For some reasons, I was never attracted by this particular figure in the past, but I was finding myself admiring many pictures you shot from various angles that brought forward the sculpt qualities. While I agree the paint isn't top notch (particularly the white and gold raised details, which is definitely sad since the sculpt looks good), her body is quite impressive and seductive... I must confess she has all it takes to make people stray from good deeds.


    I really laugh when you said: "The photo above is brought to you by the phrase "not too big and not too small"." It brought an old anecdote from the past. Once upon the time, in the late 80s, when I was a kid, I lived in the countryside in an old house by the only main road. As usual with folks in such area, they would stop by our house which was a gathering place since the 1800s to chat for a while before continuing their errand run. One day, a neighbor in his 40s that was a proverbial old boy told us one of is weird pearl of wisdom by stating (about boobs) "that every that sticks out from the hand is lost." (in original French version: Tout ce qui déborde de la main est perdu.) As much as what he said is debatable to some extent, I never forgot that one.
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    Heavenly_Otaku (4 mese/i fa) #34681640Enjoyed reading the review and staring at the certain pictures. Thank you.
    As for what I think in terms of their size, its Beelzebub < Belphegor < Lucifer < Leviathan < Satan < Asmodeus < Mammon.
    I see the paint flaws that you have mentioned, usually that doesn't happen with Orchid seed. I guess, its one of those rare times.
    On the side note, Demon girls/women are not for me, the horns kill the appeal of the women. I don't plan to acquire them. As for the Seven Heavenly Virtues, its a different matter, especially with Uriel and Sariel, so heavenly in persona and size.


    I was a little surprised to see the painting flaws, as I've got a number of Orchid Seed figures, and none of them to my recollection had too many paint issues.

    I'm kind of with you on the horns issue; I actually prefer succubus-types with no horns, but the horns aren't a dealbreaker. I do like how the various Sins, however, have subtly different horns (like Belphegor's striped horns vs. Beelzebub's uni-horn vs. Satan's ram-like horns vs. ...).

    I too am keeping an eye on the Virtues figures. I suspect that, like the Sins, they will do a run of 1/8 scales first and maybe a line of 1/7's later. I was kind of hoping that ITEM #549839 would be 1/7 scale...

    So far, I think Raphael is my favorite of the Virtues. Metatron has some neat features, too.
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    Enjoyed reading the review and staring at the certain pictures. Thank you.

    As for what I think in terms of their size, its Beelzebub < Belphegor < Lucifer < Leviathan < Satan < Asmodeus < Mammon.

    I see the paint flaws that you have mentioned, usually that doesn't happen with Orchid seed. I guess, its one of those rare times.

    On the side note, Demon girls/women are not for me, the horns kill the appeal of the women. I don't plan to acquire them. As for the Seven Heavenly Virtues, its a different matter, especially with Uriel and Sariel, so heavenly in persona and size.
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    CaptainZ (4 mese/i fa) #34661919great review

    Why, thank you!
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    great review
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