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ChocolateSpiderChocolateSpiderIl y a 2 ans
Howdy doo, everybody! Your favorite nerdy spider is back with another review. Today I am taking a look at Alter's 1/7 scale figure of my favorite character from Shokugeki no Soma, Ikumi Mito.

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Some of Alter's figure's are packed in full plastic boxes with graphics printed on thin cardboard placed inside. I actually like this method compared to the standard full cardboard boxes. This method seems far more resistant to transportation damage. I say this because I have several Alter products with this type of box that arrived in packages that were dented and crushed, but the figures and their boxes were all completely unharmed. This is because the box can bend and yield to applied pressure while still maintaining its shape.

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Right out of the box, I can tell Alter did a fantastic job with this figure. Alter has faithfully depicted Ikumi in a sexy and confident pose while holding a large butcher knife. She is also wearing my favorite of her commonly seen outfits, her classic attire consisting of a crop-tied shirt, American flag bikini top, belt choker, plaid skirt and high-leg leather boots.

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The base is a basic design of a black and orange color scheme featuring her name, a graphic of a fork and knife crossed, and a simple flame shape in the orange color. I would say this hit the right balance of simple, but not too simple. The black portion also has slight level of transparency.

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The thing that keeps Alter at the top tier of best figure companies is their attention to detail. Of course the paint and shading work is lovely, but you can see a prime example of Alter's attention to detail if you look closely at her lips. Her lips not only have some gloss and glitter, but you can also see the same kind of texture actual human lips have.

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The butcher knife is painted with a highly convincing glittered coat of silver and shades of gunmetal black. I am also highly impressed with the level of detail in her skin. The sculpt and shading creates a lot of definition to every curve and muscle of her tan and toned body. Even the way her fat lumps and bends with the position of her body is quite realistic. Call me old-fashioned, but I like a lady with a little bit of back fat. :3

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Just like everything else, her boots along with the knife sheath and scarf on her thighs came out nicely. The knife sheath is painted with a highly glossy red and nice leathery look. The thigh scarf is a pretty basic structure, so not much work was needed other than to make it look as if flowing in the breeze. You can also see a closer shot of her toned tummy.

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Her leather boots however are very appealing. The sculpt of the boots and the laces are spot on. The boots also feature the heaviest and most concentrated use of shading on the whole figure. Combining all of this with the many creases and crinkles on her boots gives them a highly genuine leather appearance.




It doesn't matter what angle you view this figure. This is a gorgeous and highly detailed piece of art no matter where you look at it. That being said, this is a figure that would get great use out of a motorized turntable.

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My final thoughts on this beauty? If you are a fan of Shokugeki no Soma or just love brown-skinned beauties, this figure is an excellent choice for your collection.

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The pickings of places to buy this are pretty slim at this point, but here is a list of stores that still have this item in-stock. Get yours now before you end up hating yourself for not adding the queen of meat to your collection.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this review. I hope this has encouraged you to impulsively spend your money on this sexy piece of Chinese plastic. Muwahaha! Now If you'll excuse me, I must continue taking photos for my February/March loot along with making the bonus comic strips. This is ChocolateSpider signing out!
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Scores10/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Is Ikumi the Best Girl?

40%No
60%Of course she is! What kind of stupid-ass question is that?
25 votes

Commentaires12

omg love your reviews lol

it makes me smile so much whenever I see the pics :)

keep up the amazing work
Il y a 2 ans
Nice review, actually I'm interested to buy this figure although, Im not watching the anime o.O

It is a high quality figure, could not be otherwise having Alter as a manufacturer, also has a lot of interesting details,

The painting of the body is what has most caught my attention

Good job with the review !!
Il y a 2 ans
I am the same way. Several figures I have are from shows I haven't fully watched, but I'll buy the figure anyway if it is appealing enough. And thanks for reading this review. :D

victorviperIl y a 2 ans#31624411Every few years, various shows that I would probably like just slip under my radar, and Shokugeki no Soma is probably such a thing. Even though I don't know anything about the source material or the character, I've thought about getting an Ikumi figure, just because I like the look of the American flag bikini top and the choker.
In any event, it looks like Alter did their usual fine job with this figure. Thanks for sharing, as your blogs are always fun to read :).
Il y a 2 ans
To be honest, the main thing about Ikumi that keeps her in waifu status for me is that my mind automatically associates her with super premium tasting cheeseburgers. Without that, she would probably be just another standard ganguro style character for me. I do actually love the show though. <3

SolarstormflareIl y a 2 ans#31624627Nice review! I love shokugeki no soma but while i'm not interested in owning the girl's figures i do like seeing them!
Il y a 2 ans
Nice review! I love shokugeki no soma but while i'm not interested in owning the girl's figures i do like seeing them!
Il y a 2 ans
Every few years, various shows that I would probably like just slip under my radar, and Shokugeki no Soma is probably such a thing. Even though I don't know anything about the source material or the character, I've thought about getting an Ikumi figure, just because I like the look of the American flag bikini top and the choker.

In any event, it looks like Alter did their usual fine job with this figure. Thanks for sharing, as your blogs are always fun to read :).
Il y a 2 ans
Thank you for reading. Always happy to know my blog continues to entertain. :D

orochimaruxsaberIl y a 2 ans#31618603Loved this review! Your reviews are always fun to read :3
Il y a 2 ans
I think I actually prefer the MF figure as well. While the skin color on that figure is not accurate to her in-series appearance, it is still sexier in my opinion. :3

CaptainZIl y a 2 ans#31596700Great review. I am still a bigger fan of the MF ver. but she's well done for sure.
Sad we may not get anymore figures from this series
Il y a 2 ans
Great review. I am still a bigger fan of the MF ver. but she's well done for sure.
Sad we may not get anymore figures from this series
Il y a 2 ans
Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed this review. :D

chunnin33Il y a 2 ans#31595296Solid review, covers main points and shows a few nice shots mixed in with your personal opinion. Most reviews get too bogged down but this was top notch.
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