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Azur Lane - Vampire - 1/7 (Alter)Azur Lane - Vampire - 1/7 (Alter)Review

broken-Toyboxbroken-ToyboxIl y a 7 mois
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This review will be somewhat NSFW by default ┐(-。ー;)┌

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Today I’ll be reviewing a figure I tiptoed around for quite a long time. I decided to get her rather spontaneously on release then, because I couldn’t get her out of my head. Well, I haven’t played Azur Lane in months, but it seems its at times cute and at times beautiful characters will hunt me for a long time. The Royal Navy V-class destroyer HMS Vampire ITEM #675931 brought to us by Alter definitely belongs in the first category (imo anyway) and now we’ll take a closer look at her. σ(^○^)

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I really expected Vampire to arrive in a full-plastic box, maybe because a lot of Alter figures these days do, but she didn’t. Vampire comes in a fairly conventional cardboard box with a large window spanning the front and one side and 2 smaller ones on the other side and top. The design is held in mostly white and dark gray, with few violet decorations (including the Royal Navy logo). Overall, it’s a very clean design, most decorations (excluding the shots of the figure) are descriptive in nature. The back feature a picture of the figure on a blue background, (taken from the ingame menu) including her ships stats. The blue theme continues into the box’s interior. Imo it’s a fitting box, but definitely nothing to write home about.
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The same can be said about the blister, though as long as it does its job who cares?

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Only 2 parts for the figure, which makes the assembly very self-explanatory.
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Seeing how Alter picked Vampire’s default artwork Voir le spoilerCacher le spoilerhttps://azurlane.koumakan.jp/w/images/4/4e/Vampire.png for this figure (unlike the often more “themed” skins) it may come as no surprise that the base is on the simple side. What got is a dark gray disc with her name, the Royal Navy emblem as well as some other menu~ish looking decorations all in a slightly lustrous look. A single wedge with a metal peg insertable into her left foot is supposed to hold her. Given the angle leaning might seem like an issue in the future, but she’s not very heavy and metal pegs always give me a sense of security (whether that’s warranted, or not only time will tell).
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Spin around…
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Vampire’s mischievous and playful face is what drew me to her in the first place and Alter did an amazing job recreating that expression. I love how she’s sticking out her tongue and the visible fang in combination with the finger to her chin (like an adorable little… well… vampire out to suck a bit of blood). The huge red eyes complement the look perfectly and go very well with her white hair.
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Vampire’s hair is tied into floating twintails with red ribbons. The hair conveys a lot of movement the way it’s sculpted as if she is running or twirling around. Subtle violet shading as well as gorgeously sculpted strands add some realism to it. Apart from the really well-made red ribbons Vampire is also wearing guns (pom-poms?) in her hair. I actually had a long discussion with a friend about her armaments in general, but we weren’t sure which guns they are supposed to be. However, they look good and probably as cute as gun accessories can be, so whatever.
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I’m overall very pleased with how her hair looks, there are some (clean) seams where strands have been glued in, but they’re in fairly inconspicuous spots.

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Onto her body…
Vampire is wearing a black and white dress with gold decorations. A red ribbon is tied to the white collar around her neck. Just like her hair the ribbon has a floaty feel to it and while it does look cute imo it’s a bit lacking in detail.
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Her “modest” chest is covered by what looks like a black neck holder bikini top. That top is part of the dress as you can see from the strings attached to the back as well as to the gold-lined cut-outs at the sides. Since they’re very thin the dress is further held in place by a white sash/girth (not sure because of the golden buckle), which is also connected to the sleeves. Apart from very small paint smudges around some of the gold lines I have no complaints about any of the details on Vampire’s dress. The buttons, the creases, the little chain they’ve all been recreated nicely.
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Weird but charming is how Id describe this “construction” and I like how it exposes a bit of her back, because you can feel the smooth skin.

It’s no secret that I have a thing for well-made hands and Vampire definitely has them, with her softly painted fingernails and the cute little fingers.
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The way she holds up her skirt underlines the playful vibe of the figure (she’s letting us take a look~).


The two-layered skirt has a very wide and puffy look to it enhanced by the folded creases and the shading. I like the gold trim against the black and the contrast to white ruffled layer. It adds a lot to Vampire’s cute look.
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Disguised as a batwing-shaped accessory come more of her ship parts… or well… attached to it at least. The “wings” are painted in metallic red and silver fitting the turrets and torpedoes. While I can’t say much about the accuracy of either, I must admit that they look fairly good and realistic. My small gripe though is that the support arms with the “joints” can’t be moved. Maybe I’ve just spoiled by item/758994&rsq... Pod but look like they should be movable. X3
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Also “hidden” (and definitely not in plain sight) are Vampire’s garters and panties and they look gorgeous. The black panties have a subtle color gradient on the more “stretched” parts as well as some wrinkles to add more realism while the lacey trim gives them a bit of a naughty vibe.

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You can clearly see the garters holding up the stockings, which have a neat bat-design at the back btw.

Vampire does have a beautiful pair of legs that’s for sure…
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The stockings have a semi-transparent look to them and a subtle shine almost like real nylons. Due to that parts of her body, like the knees are clearly visible.

As a sort of cute little accessory, a small anchor is very loosely tied around Vampire’s right leg.
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Somehow the stockings transition right into the silver heels, again with a metallic look. I really like the look of these, especially when it comes to her arched foot.
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Now onto some size comparisons…
With her bent pose, high heels and support wedge I didn’t bother to measure Vampire.
Placing her next to 1/8 figures like ITEM #78406 & ITEM #331483, which have similarly petite physiques makes it obvious that she is far bigger than them. Both Shinobu and Edna are sitting, but their facial and bodily proportions look “off” next to Vampire.
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Judith and Saber Lily ITEM #549592 are somewhere in between 1/8 and 1/7 scale (despite the listings), but they don’t look right either.
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ITEM #287683 & ITEM #740175 come closer, especially Illustrious, but with her disproportionally large head Vampire may even work with 1/6 scales. These two look good though.
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Aaaah, but ITEM #604109 looks so much better next to her. The face-size is just right, and it seems like these 2 could be sisters. Vampire has no height given so her looking small and petite compared to Yuu works perfectly. :3
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Soooo, some minor complaints here and there, but I love this little cutie (devil~♡). She’s lovely and made me realize how much I like characters sticking their tongues out. She may be one of the more questionable figures in my collection and that’s what made hesitate for so long, but in the end I pushed that order button and I’m quite happy I did.
Plus, she has some SFW-angles (just in case).(^ω^)

That's it for this review!
If you've got any thoughts on the figure feel free to share them in the comments.
Thanks for taking your time to read this! I hope you have a nice day and also happy holidays! :3
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broken-ToyboxIl y a 7 mois#72364132You only have one soul though and Azur Lane will pump out more cuties (probably)! (* ̄□ ̄*;
Seeing how most of the AL figures are in the aftermarket hunting now may be your best bet if you want to. Though if they stay that popular no one knows.
Judith and Vampire are definitely the "worst offenders2 in that regard with their skirts giving you the full view. ゚.+(〃ノωノ)゚.+°


So far, the prices AL figures eventually goes down but Vampire is made by Alter so it might not go down. Even if you don't play AL, you definitely can't deny how cute Vampire is. Even my girlfriend agreed Vampire is super cute <3
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CloudberryIl y a 7 mois#72363008I was almost tempted to sell my soul to get the newest Azur Lane character that just came out:
Voir le spoilerCacher le spoilerhttps://danbooru.donmai.us/data/__manjuu_minato_aqua_shirakami_fubuki_natsuiro_matsuri_murasaki_shion_and_3_more_azur_lane_and_2_more_drawn_by_gochou_atemonai_heya__e2db951fa6dd6a6d01bf945a72bd53ef.jpg lucky for me, I just missed the event >.<;
I'm a sucker for cute and devilish look, hence I kinda want to go on a hunt for her lol. And you do have a good point about figures that have underwear that is meant to be seen... Might as well enjoy it (ノ> ◇ <)ノ♪
You only have one soul though and Azur Lane will pump out more cuties (probably)! (* ̄□ ̄*;
Seeing how most of the AL figures are in the aftermarket hunting now may be your best bet if you want to. Though if they stay that popular no one knows.
Judith and Vampire are definitely the "worst offenders2 in that regard with their skirts giving you the full view. ゚.+(〃ノωノ)゚.+°
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broken-ToyboxIl y a 7 mois#72347867It's definitely a hell in disguise made to make wallets die painfully. Since I'm fine with buying figures based on their looks alone not playing it wouldn't have helped either. (ノд`@)
I get what you mean, maybe it's the transition from 2d to 3d making it look fluffier. Whatever it is she looks so adorable and a little devilish. :3
I love her underwear too and the way it makes her butt look. About the comparison shots... well... those 3 figures all wear nice underwear and they're made for that to be seen. x3


I was almost tempted to sell my soul to get the newest Azur Lane character that just came out:
Voir le spoilerCacher le spoilerhttps://danbooru.donmai.us/data/__manjuu_minato_aqua_shirakami_fubuki_natsuiro_matsuri_murasaki_shion_and_3_more_azur_lane_and_2_more_drawn_by_gochou_atemonai_heya__e2db951fa6dd6a6d01bf945a72bd53ef.jpg lucky for me, I just missed the event >.<;

I'm a sucker for cute and devilish look, hence I kinda want to go on a hunt for her lol. And you do have a good point about figures that have underwear that is meant to be seen... Might as well enjoy it (ノ> ◇ <)ノ♪
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BuyMyFigsIl y a 7 mois#72332553I'm still waiting on her to ship out, so I can't judge for myself yet, but does the figure answer the age old question of if her anchor is attached to her lower back or is it a butt plug?Wow, that's definitely not something I've been asking myself. x3
Well, the chain looks like it attaches to her lower back, so I think a butt plug can be ruled out. Maybe it's supposed to be a tail.
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CloudberryIl y a 7 mois#72325233(°◡°♡).:。 Azur Lane is too dangerous for me; it's all nothing but cute characters and I'd probably be trapped forever because of it...
As for Vampire, gosh she is cute. I was seriously debating on just surrendering and just buying her because she's cute as heck. To me, the figure looks better than the original art because her hair looks more fuller (if that makes sense?)
Her hair ribbon is also cute, I do enjoy the slight shading in it that gives it some extra depth. Same with her scallop panties, it's pretty cute and sexy.
And I really don't think you're dumb doing the pantsu comparison (/^▽^)/ it makes me realize she has a nice butt lol
It's definitely a hell in disguise made to make wallets die painfully. Since I'm fine with buying figures based on their looks alone not playing it wouldn't have helped either. (ノд`@)
I get what you mean, maybe it's the transition from 2d to 3d making it look fluffier. Whatever it is she looks so adorable and a little devilish. :3
I love her underwear too and the way it makes her butt look. About the comparison shots... well... those 3 figures all wear nice underwear and they're made for that to be seen. x3
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BHEITHIRIl y a 7 mois#72323277Great review, as always! I must agree that Yuu and Vampire matched so well. XDThank you so much~♡
Apparently the searching look around the collecion for these comparisons can lead to some pretty neat combinations sometimes. :3

victorviperIl y a 7 mois#72326718I don't know the character since I haven't fallen down the Azur Lane rabbit hole, but this is a really cute figure.
I like the comparison shot with ITEM #604109. The two of them really do seem like they could be sisters!
Well, I'm falling down rabbit holes left and right ever since I started collecting, so... x3
But she is cute and I found a wonderful place next to Yuu for her, so whatever. It's not "worse" than collecting original characters imo.^^

shimarinIl y a 7 mois#72330437Awesome review! I just got her in this week and I was blown away with how cute it is.Thank you! :3
She's even better in person isn't she?
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I'm still waiting on her to ship out, so I can't judge for myself yet, but does the figure answer the age old question of if her anchor is attached to her lower back or is it a butt plug?
Il y a 7 mois
Awesome review! I just got her in this week and I was blown away with how cute it is.
Il y a 7 mois
I don't know the character since I haven't fallen down the Azur Lane rabbit hole, but this is a really cute figure.

I like the comparison shot with ITEM #604109. The two of them really do seem like they could be sisters!
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(°◡°♡).:。 Azur Lane is too dangerous for me; it's all nothing but cute characters and I'd probably be trapped forever because of it...

As for Vampire, gosh she is cute. I was seriously debating on just surrendering and just buying her because she's cute as heck. To me, the figure looks better than the original art because her hair looks more fuller (if that makes sense?)

Her hair ribbon is also cute, I do enjoy the slight shading in it that gives it some extra depth. Same with her scallop panties, it's pretty cute and sexy.



And I really don't think you're dumb doing the pantsu comparison (/^▽^)/ it makes me realize she has a nice butt lol
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