Ice Sorceress ~ Blanc Neige

Added another Blanc Neige to my collection recently, both are from Kotobukiya, while the first one is based on the Shining Tears series, photos of her here, the latest addition is based on the Shining Wind series. Not really sure what’s the difference between both though, as I have only seen the anime Shining Tears X Wind and played 1 of the PS2 game xD.

Blanc Neige comes with a removable cape and a wand, her base design is a simple round piece of transparent plastic, unlike the first Blanc Neige that I have which resemble ice.

She’s a pretty nice figure actually, but I am disappointed at her face sculpt though, the expression is different from the prototype. The prototype have a much colder expression that suited her more rather than the smilling expression in the final product.

With the cape removed can really see how slim she is ^_^.

Quite beautfully sculpted but Kotobukiya really need to work on the hair though, it’s just not as nice as those from GSC, Max Factory or Alter.

Overall another good quality figures from Kotobukiya, except for the expression of course. Seems like I been buying more Kotobukiya stuff lately, like Tama-cham, Yuiko and Blanc Neige, good things is Koto stuff is usually a little bit cheaper xD.

A simple shoot this time using white background, decide to use 3 lights instead of the usual two, with one dedicated to the background only.

Blanc Neige
Series: Shining Wind
Scale and Material: 1/8 pre-painted PVC
Company: Kotobukiya
Price: 5800 Yen
Released: September 2008
Added to collection: September 2008
Availability: sold out
Photo taken using: Canon EOS 400D with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens. Additional lighting provided by Speedlite 580ex II triggered using a wireless trigger. Camera triggered by using Phottix Cleon wireless remote trigger.