My boyfriend allowed me to take photos of his much loved Etna today.
So as you can imagine, I am very happy!
A few pieces of information:
This is a review of the Griffon version of Etna from Disgaea.
She cost around £60, including postage from another collector.
No box shots as it is too fragile and box shots are boring, in my opinion!
Now, onto my review~ **
In the Netherworld, there are differing brands of Demons.
From Delinquents who love to encourage good behaviour and hates tardiness, such as Raspberyl...
To the Demon Lords, who serve as the Overlords vassals whilst still having enough authority to have their own vassals, even if they are just lowly Prinnies! Of course, there are always the Demon Lords who have their own desires to become a Overlord, such as Etna. "Strong" and "Fearsome" doesn't even begin to describe her, the Prinnies are petrified of feeling her wraith!
Overlords Laharls "loyal" vassal.
In this figure, Griffon have sculpted her in her Disgaea 1 outfit. I personally prefer her Disgaea 2 outfit due to the Prinny Pouches which she has. Don't let this photo fool you! She is not innocent, despite her body language and facial expression, which might I add, I love! Her gloves and stockings
are painted using a deep blue paint, which has a slight metallic sheen to it.
Her base is pretty standard. Big, circular and black with a nice little name plate on it. It is pretty big and I find Etna is rather hard to display without a perfectly flat surface. It is large, but it adds some superiority to her, which I'm sure Etna would approve of!
A little close up.
To be honest, Etna is a gorgeous and severely unappreciated figure.
She can be displayed and enjoyed from any angle. I love this photo of her. It seems to have captured something unusual about her and shows Etna in a different light. Perhaps, at this moment, she is reminiscing about her time serving under the late King Krichevskoy. I don't know but I do know that this shows a slight vulnerability about this strong, dominant demon lord.
Another close up of Etna.
It has been really hard for me to get nice photos of her face as it kept washing out due to the flash of my camera. I just cannot describe how much I like how Griffon have sculpted her face. As you can see, she is knelt down and in a rather "seductive" pose. I don't know why I put that in quotations. Normally, you'd expect to see a character in this type of pose with a large pair of assets. This is Etna's joked upon weakness which both she and Flonne share. Their flat chests and the joke of Laharl not feeling sick/woozy around the pair due to this fact. Great guy, Laharl, eh?
A view from the side.
You can see the wonderful paint work on her wings and tail. It may just be me, but it looks as if it starts a deep brown and gradually turns into a deep red on her wings, same for her tail. Yes, I know. You can also see a slight tease of her pants. No, I did not do a panty shot, I think Etna would not approve of such things, especially since in the recent Prinny 2 game, her pants went missing. Don't want to encourage such thievery again by teasing with a shot of her pants. I really like the curvature of her tail, it adds more depth to the figure. You can just imagine if she gets offended how quickly her tail would become straight and to be honest, that image just makes me laugh inside.
Another picture from the side/ontop/odd angle.
You can see the sculpting and detail which went into her bunchies/twin tails. This view also allows you to see just how delicate her fingers are. They're spead out, I assume, to help support her but they are very delicate which makes me handle her very gently. I could easily go on all day about Etna and make Disgaea/Nippon Ichi related jokes but I'm now exhausted.
have for any Disgaea or Etna fan.
She is true to her character, fun and just damn right epic.
I know that Martin is very thrilled with her and was smitten with her the moment that she arrived.
1 of 3 reviews are complete!
Coming up next, when I can tear myself away from Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days long enough will be... Raspberyl! This little lady has been waiting a VERY long time for me to review and spend time with her. Keep an eye out, the review will come when you least expect it. >:3 read