Well, well — we have quite the lusty lady on our stage this afternoon. While we are welcomed with the appearance of one of the stars from the amazing Atlus game Catherine, please note that she's quite risque and may not be appropriate to view in all work places. Now that we've got that warning out of the way, I'll also mention that this will be a relatively spoiler-free zone for those of you who haven't finished the game yet, so don't worry!
Now, let's see what this sultry lady has to offer us, shall we? Hit the jump if you think you can handle it!
We'll start off with the box as always, and I've got to say I definitely like this one. The figure itself is easily viewed through the window on the front, and the box showcases some photos of the figure all around.
Both sides of the boxes get the beautiful photo treatment as well. Nearly every inch of the box was used up, and you know what? I really appreciate that. Who wants a boring box?
As you could see in the window, she resides in her clear plastic home waiting to be let out. While there's not much overall protection, there was at least a sheet of tissue paper behind her so that one side wouldn't get scuffed.
As you can see, there are only two parts to worry about: Catherine herself and the stand. She fit pretty snug onto the stand with those two small pegs. You might have to wiggle her about gently so you can find the right angle for them to go in, but once she's on there's no worries to be had.
Now here's our fine lady in the flesh... or PVC, rather. She's a gorgeous sight to behold, and looks like she was ripped right out of the game. Straight away I can say that for me, this ranks right up there with Sylvia Christel as one of my favorite figure renditions of a character from a game.
With a closer look we can focus on those gorgeous Persona Team eyes. I love the illustration style so much, and it makes me insanely happy that they brought it over to a figure of this magnitude without any problems. Another fun thing to note is that depending on the angle you look at her, she looks much more innocent, or seemingly up to something.
One of the only major flaws with the figure, if you'd even want to call it that, is the seam line for the hair. It's very obvious where her bangs are separated from the rest of her hair, and it does somewhat stand out if you're looking at it from an above angle.
Another thing is that her spiral locks are actually far more rubbery than the rest of the figure. While everything else, for the most part, feels very solid, the spiral curls are very soft. I'm sure that doesn't really help as to why you can see seam lines in them a bit as well.
Not only is this another shot of her hair, but look how beautifully her back is both sculpted and painted. You can see the lacy straps of her bra/camisole to the sides of her corset-style top. All of the folds in her top fall realistically as well, showing they paid close attention to detail.
I love the way the did the painting on the figure as a whole. Her skin looks so light and soft, while her clothing has a bit of a silky look to it. It's almost pearly white looking as you can see the tiny shimmers in the paint.
Even the smallest of items have a great amount of detail. The lacy details of her top even include the small heart pattern. The red ribbon that's tied in a bow around her ribs also includes some very nice fold detailing as well. While we're here, we might as well mention that the hands look very nice as well. Each of the fingers are individually sculpted, including the knuckles which make it look even more realistic.
Her stocking is also adorned with the same heart pattern at the top, as well as showing the seam that would be on a real pair like this. I'm trying decide which way the stocking is going though. Is she tugging at it as if she's going to pull it off slowly, or is she putting it on? Either way, it looks great. Knowing her though, it's probably coming off.
Of course we couldn't leave without a panty shot, but that's not the real focus here. You can, however, see more shots in the gallery if need be. Here we'll take a look at the detail in her feet, including the great sculpting of her ankle bone. Each of her toes are individually sculpted, as well as painted with some pink polish.
I had to get one more shot of her face in there before we go. You can see the shine of her lip gloss, as well as the lacy detail of her collar. I'm happy to report that even though her bangs are so close to her face there were no scuff marks to be found, as well as on the rest of her body.
I figured I'd share a few photos of her when she's not on her base, but don't let these sexy shots fool you. She's pretty much impossible to pose without her stand. The only thing you can really do is lay her on her back, but then you'd see those two weird holes where the pegs for the stand go. If you have her leaning back on something like in these shots, though, you'll not have any problems.
When she's on her stand she measures just under 8.5 inches, but when you've got her just sitting like this; Catherine herself is only about 6 inches tall. They definitely don't spare any details when they come to this figure though, regardless of size. I know it's a standard, but I'm always surprised to see small things included. It's quite nice, I've got to say.
Well, that finally brings us to the end of oogling this gorgeous babe. If you haven't gotten enough during this review, you can definitely check out the rest of the photos in the gallery. I'm sure I obviously gushed enough, but I'm definitely happy I bought this figure. Max Factory did a great job, and if you're a fan of the game, or just lovely ladies in general I would suggest it.
The figure retails for ¥7,429, but you can check out the links posted earlier in the review to catch yourself a deal. Now, if you do decide to order her, don't do anything I wouldn't do, or else you might land yourself in some trouble. That being said, sweet dreams~
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