An indomitable gunner ~ Teana Lanster

Finally my first review of a figure from Alter StrikerS series, not Hayate though, since I don’t have a big enough setup to accommodate her I review Teana first instead.

Teana Lanster comes from the anime Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, the centre guard of the new Forward Team in StrikerS. She uses Midchilda magic and is a Ground-B rank mage. Her Intelligent Device is a handgun named Cross Mirage which can duplicate itself for her to dual-wield. Besides her shooting magic, she also uses illusion type spells which was shown quite frequently in the anime.

Teana Lanster

Four of the StrikerS character have been released by Alter, I just own two though, and it has been very impressive so far. Of course Hayate would probably takes the cake for the WOW factor, probably only Feito or Nanoha can beat that but Teana is not bad either. Great sculpt, details and color makes her a must get for any StrikerS fans.

Teana Lanster

As with the rest of the StrikerS series figures, she comes with a white reflective base, with her name, and other information written on it. Just in case you can’t see it in the photo, here’s what’s written on the base;

An indomitable gunner
Teana-Lanster
Position belonging: Lost property Riot Force 6
Magic type: Midchilda
Wizard rank: Ground-B
Device: Cross Mirage (Intelligent: Gun)

Teana Lanster

Teana Lanster

Teana Lanster

She comes with two pair of hands, with each pair attached with Cross Mirage in different mode. A pair in normal handgun mode and a pair in dagger mode. Her barrier jacket is removable as well.

Teana Lanster

Teana Lanster

Teana Lanster

Being a 1/7 her detailing are excellent. The color are also great, and somehow I have always like Alter coloring better.

Teana Lanster

Teana Lanster

A closer look at her device, the blade is made of transparent plastic. If you notice from the photos, she’s holding Cross Mirage in a different style when you change it to dagger mode.

Teana Lanster

Teana Lanster

Teana Lanster

Alter gonna milk us StrikerS fans dry with their StrikerS figures, the prototype for Feito and Nanoha looks awesome, look here if you haven’t seen it, and they look expensive too. I already have Subaru on PO, which I believe gonna be great too, now we just need to wait for Alter to announce Erio and Caro.

The Setup
I wanted to make scene where Teana is fighting inside a building and the only thing I have are the walls that I use for my Mirei shoot last time. So I just use that plus a bit of props like crate, bullets and a steel rod to make up the set.

The main light source which is my flash in manual mode 1/128 power and it’s shoot through the windowed side and a reflector is on the opposite side to bounce the light back at Teana. My lamp is use to provide a bit of ambient light and also use to light up the blue part outside the window.

Forgot to take a shoot of the setup but then my setup are usually quite messy since it’s more of a trial and error thing. I wonder if anyone is even interested in seeing the setup XD.

More awesome photos of Teana can be found at HappySoda.com.

Teana Lanster
Series: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers
Scale and Material: 1/7 pre-painted PVC
Company: Alter
Price: 6800 Yen
Released: January 2009
Added to collection: February 2009
Availability: available at HobbySearch
Photo taken using: Canon EOS 400D with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens and EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens. Lighting from 580exII triggered using wireless trigger.