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[REVIEW] Alter Love Live! - Minami Kotori ~White Day Hen~ Ver[REVIEW] Alter Love Live! - Minami Kotori ~White Day Hen~ VerReview

agentmozellagentmozellIl y a 9 mois
FULL DISCLAIMER: The stickers I use are a part of the Necoco sticker series by Solalis on Line, I did not draw these.

Hello all! Welcome back to another figure review!

I've been waiting very patiently for this figure to come in ever since I clicked the "preorder" button on Hobby Search. I knew my wait would be a while since Alter is notorious for delaying their figures. If memory serves Kotori was originally scheduled for a 8/2019 release. She was then delayed two months to 10/2019 then once more to 11/2019 where she was finally release 11/14/2019. For Alter this wasn't bad. In my honest and blunt opinion I feel GSC has gotten worse over the last couple years.

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In any case, I was very happy to finally receive her! I am excited to share my thoughts on this figure and gush over my love for the wonderful birb girl. ♥

Now onto the review!

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Love Live! Minami Kotori ~White Day Hen~

I adore Kotori and I absolutely adore this outfit! I used to own the other Kotori figure and loved her to bits, but sold her due to space / financial issues. This time around I am determined to keep her! Yume no Tobira (Door of Dreams) is one of my favorite songs and thus one of my favorite outfits for all the girls. They're just so beautiful. ♥ So I knew I had to have this one.

For stats I preordered Kotori from Hobby Search at 15800 JPY and from there she was 3700 JPY for EMS shipping. To me that was reasonable...considering how big some figure boxes are and end up costing in shipping.

If you're interested then as of 11/29/2019 she is still available on Hobby Search! If you want to read the article first I'll be reporting this at the end so there are no worries.

I also want to give a heads up, if the lighting looks funky I'm actually using a selfie light I got on Wish to aid the poor lighting in my room. As some people may remember I used to take all my photos in the kitchen, but my mom banned me because I would take too long. haha

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Here it is! Its small and compact and has three settings. I used the lowest one. I tried to angle it for pictures, but if you have any tips of how to make it better then leave them below!

BOX :: 9/10

FRONT

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BACK

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RIGHT / LEFT

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TOP

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Here comes Alter with their typical clear and plastic boxes. haha I always have mixed feelings about them, I feel they are aesthetically pleasing, especially if you like to display figures in your boxes, but I always have an issue keeping them closed. But that could be a me problem.

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Otherwise, I do appreciate the compact size of it. It is easy to store and mean shipping costs were lower than usual. I also do love the small feathers decorating it. ♥

And before I forget, here she is in the blister!

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Forgive the sideways picture, I didn't notice my phone had tilted a little. She was protected quite well! There were slim Styrofoam pieces under her and over some of the more bendable parts of the figure.

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Alter made sure the precious birb was protected in transit! Its something I do appreciate.

BASE :: 7/10

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I have to be honest...

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Its very simple and cute, but I'm also disappointed that it is a hard base. I was expecting a soft fluffy base since that's all I've ever seen with sitting / laying figures. But this is also fitting.

I do like that the base is smaller for the sake of space on my Detolf shelves, and I like that there is a gradient to it with the blue, but I just feel it's lacking somehow. I may or may not make something at a later date when I have the other two girls, we'll see.

Otherwise, its a simple base and like most other sitting / laying figures there are no pegs.

PAINT JOB :: 9/10

SCULPT AND POSE :: 20/20


Before getting into the nitty gritty let's look at everything that comes with in your box.

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♥ Figure

♥ Base

Very basic and self explanatory.

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First off, I'll say it right off the back. I love the pose. Its exactly like the card the figure is based off of!

Just looking at her from a distance makes my heart happy. She looks beautiful!

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She gives off an angelic air, and one detail I noticed while unboxing her is that any part of her outfit that is tulle / transparent in the song is glittery and slightly transparent as well!

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I drool! For some reason I didn't realize it in the product photos, but this detail really made her worth every penny already.

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Forgive my camera, I couldn't get my phone to focus (it is old), but here's where I feel Alter slacked just a little. The poof isn't very detailed and looks a little like a blob and the hair pin has a slight bit of paint outside the lines.

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On her cheeks is a light blush, showing more of her innocence and adds to the dream like appearance of the figure. Her eyes are gentle and are thankfully painted beautifully.

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I love how her nails are painted a very faint pink. Also! The amount of details n her outfit blow me away. The mike and the proper parts of her dress and accessories are painting in a shimmery skull and just...wow. The tiny lines on her bow are neat and even and her ruffles and flows are beautifully detailed and shaded! Let's just have a look at more details of her dress.

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Honestly I had to show all these at once. I did a very thorough inspection and didn't find any paint out of lines (aside from the hair clip) and I didn't want to overuse the word "beautiful" haha

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I love how her dress, wings, and ribbons flow with her. ♥ Everything is sculpted and painted so wonderfully that I honestly cannot handle it. She's def different from the figures I usually get (angelic and light vs dark and serious), but she's quickly become one of my favorites.

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Of course her hair has some obvious seams, but I feel myself forgiving them more that I normally would. I used to cosplay Kotori and hand made the wig myself from one thick base wig I know how complicated her hair is up top.

I mean, yes, seams suck, but I find myself forgiving them in this case.

Also what I loved abut Yume no Tobira was her hair. I loooooooved that Kotori had styled her hair the way she did in the PV, I found it absolutely adorable and it gave me hair envy. I hope I can get mine to do that when it finally grows out more. ♥

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And I feel that Alter replicated it perfectly!

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Also, enjoy the shine!

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NSFW

Voir le spoilerCacher le spoilerPutting this under the spoiler as a request, even though the photos are marked as NSFW, they still appear in blogs.

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There ya go, basic white.

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But this was really what I was aiming for whilst taking photos. I noticed the straps around her leg are loose! They don't slide around, but they're actually sculpted in such a way that they provide a little more depth to the figure. Its a small touch I enjoy.


Now let's look at her set up!

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Very cute! I do feel the base drags her down. Out of curiosity I paired her with the base I made for Aquamarine's Tenshi Bunny Ver a while ago and..

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She looks a lot better! Its amazing how a base can change a figure. Again I'll have to see what kind of magic I can do when I get Umi and Honoka. But for now, she is a wonderful part of my collection and adds a lot of balance.

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For now, this is goodbye! I leave you with the wonderful air that is Kotori ~White Day Hen~.

Again, if you're interested then as of 11/29/2019 she is still available on Hobby Search! I personally think she is worth every penny. ♥

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See ya'll next time!
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Scores9/10

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Commentaires8

Such a pretty figure. She gives off such a sparkly and feminine vibe.

The material in the skirt looks so light, too.
Il y a 9 mois
I have no zero knowledge about Love Live (or any idol series) but I all of their outfits. It's sooooo extra and this figure is no exception. If I had no self-control, I'd buy a bunch of these figures because of it >.>

I like the frilly outfit, the wings and her peaceful angelic look. My favorite part is definitely the leg ribbons with the bowtie, it just completes the look imo.



Also, I just wanna add those stickers you have is really adorable.
Il y a 9 mois
agentmozell nerd extraordinaire
accidiasIl y a 9 mois#71029682Thank you for the thorough review! It was actually your photos for this that pushed me over the edge on ordering White Day Honoka... she'll be my first new/full price scale, and seeing how great Kotori turned out has me all excited!!

Hopefully January will be the only delay for her, but considering its Alter we may be out of luck in that regard. haha
Il y a 9 mois
agentmozell nerd extraordinaire
ilasjaIl y a 9 mois#71029827oh she turned out really nice! it's kind of odd how washed out the glitter effect is in the official photos, it looks so iridescent in your photos, but in the official shots it just looks like big chunks of plain silver, which looks really unappealing.

Right??? When I was looking to see if she was in stock I noticed that. I guess their photo shopping muted it too much. Which is a shame because that would be a big decision maker for a lot of people. ;;
Il y a 9 mois
oh she turned out really nice! it's kind of odd how washed out the glitter effect is in the official photos, it looks so iridescent in your photos, but in the official shots it just looks like big chunks of plain silver, which looks really unappealing.
Il y a 9 mois
Thank you for the thorough review! It was actually your photos for this that pushed me over the edge on ordering White Day Honoka... she'll be my first new/full price scale, and seeing how great Kotori turned out has me all excited!!
Il y a 9 mois
agentmozell nerd extraordinaire
galablueIl y a 9 mois#71029223wow, she is so cute. i hope you get the other two girls and display them all together! i absolutely love the detailing on her dress.
you're 100 percent right, she looks better with a fluffy base. maybe you could get some kind of fluffy fabric, like faux sheepskin, and display the three on it together. i have seen some people do this with the bunny figures and it looks pretty good!


I plan on it! I've done it before for Tenshi because that base was 100% cheap af.

She's sooooo gorgeous !! 10/10 excited for the other two. I wasn't planning to review Umi or Honoka but I am considering it now to see if they live up to Kotori's standards haha
Il y a 9 mois
wow, she is so cute. i hope you get the other two girls and display them all together! i absolutely love the detailing on her dress.

you're 100 percent right, she looks better with a fluffy base. maybe you could get some kind of fluffy fabric, like faux sheepskin, and display the three on it together. i have seen some people do this with the bunny figures and it looks pretty good!
Il y a 9 mois
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