Sasasegawa Sasami -Alter Ver- Review
It has been two months since my review of the Aisaka Taiga -the last episode- by Kotobukiya in September 2011.
As I said back then, I decided to pool my money into buying a PVC figure every now and then. I’ve seen figures before thanks to Kaionlriu who owns a roommful, but I’ve never realized that owning one is actually quite nice. So when the Sasasegawa Sasami -Alter Ver- was restocked at HOBBY SEARCH, I immediately ordered one.
Anyhow, let’s start the review of Sasasegawa Sasami -Alter Ver-.
All photos are taken with Canon EOS 1000D with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.7 lens.
This time around, the box arrived in perfect condition unlike the mess Canada Post made last time.
The item box was not wrapped in a thin sheet of paper this time around, but it was packed very snugly in the larger box. Given that Sasami is in a sitting-down position, it did not call for a large box which probably helped with the shipping cost, too.
Sasasegawa Sasami is a sub-heroine from the series Little Busters! which was an all-ages visual novel produced by Key in 2007. In that role, she was somewhat of a villain that interfered with the missions carried out by Little Busters! (this time referring to the group).
She was subsequently upgraded to a full-fledged heroine for a R-18 version of Little Busters! and received her own scenario and storyline.
One of the first shots taken. Alter does an excellent job every time.
From a slightly different angle. Her expression changes depending on how you look at it.
One of my confident shots. The best angle in my opinion is about 35°.
A lot of attention went to her pantsu as well. For Sasami, a simple black one accents her status as Queen of the cats.
Sasasegawa Sasami feat. Sasasegawa Sasami. Typing that strained my left hand.
What I consider to be my best shot. The contrast of her bright, purple hair against a black monitor is brilliant.
Sasami’s long, flowing strands of hair is recreated perfectly by Alter.
With Aisaka Taiga, Nakano Azusa and my EF-S 18-55mm lens in the background.
As the second figure I’ve ever bought, there isn’t the same level of excitement and nervousness one gets with their first purchase. But I was still very excited for the arrival of this figure, because I knew beforehand just how great it looked. That’s because my friend Kaionlriu who I mentioned earlier actually purchased this figure when it originally went on sale last year.
There’s a reason why many consider Alter to be the king of PVC figure makers. The exceptional attention to detail by the sculptors; the exceptional recreation of the said details; and the flawless paint job are just some of the qualities you can expect from Alter.
In my last review of Aisaka Taiga, I mentioned the presence of some rough plastic parts and the occasional bad paint. No such problems exist for Sasami. Her shirt/skirt is finished in a glossy fashion with excellent detail; her long, thick purple hair has consistent shade throughout; and her long thighhigh socks are in a perfect shade of light purple with dark accents.
In short, Alter is King.
It’s everything one can expect from a figure, plus some more.
Posted on 2011/11/17, in Purchases and tagged alter, anime figure, canon, carl zeiss, cat, catgirl, dslr, hobby search, japan, japanese figure, key, little busters, littlebusters!, maeda jun, neko, pantsu, photography, pvc figure, sasasegawa sasami, skirt, thighhigh, visual novel. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.