Bioware gives a preview of Kotobukiya Bishoujo Liara to mixed reactions
10:00 PM on 09.03.2011
I don't think anyone thought that Kotobukiya would take its Bishoujo line of figures to the extents it did. Ghostbusters Lucy was certainly a surprise, but a figure of Mass Effect's Liara was the equivalent of being told you're adopted. Bioware put up some fresh sculpt pictures on the Mass Effect 2 Facebook page, asking for their fans' take on the figure. I don't think they anticipated the response they got.
The page as it currently stands has generated over 1,700 comments, with a lot of them detracting on the looks of the figure. A lot of the same complaints that were launched at Lucy are being repeated here. Comments have generally attacked the lack of facial resemblance to Liara, the "why is she anime style?", her pose, and the newly-enlarged breasts. I take it that many of those commenting aren't used to the style of the line's illustrator Shunya Yamashita, but I can't help but fall into agreement that they could have done more to really sell it to ME fans.
The page states that their comments will be used in helping to shape the final product, but given the response, is it something that can be tweaked enough without going back to the drawing board completely. Given that we've done our fair share of coverage of the Bishoujo line, what is your take on Liara's re-imagining? Do you agree with the Facebook comments made thus far or is it something that can be made into a piece of your collection?