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Love Live! - Minami Kotori - 1/7 - White Day Hen (Alter)Love Live! - Minami Kotori - 1/7 - White Day Hen (Alter)Review

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Hey there fellow mfc-members!

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Ah, once again a deadly combination hits my wallet… Alter and idols… Considering that I’m not even all that interested in idol franchises I sure get an awful lot of these and I believe with this one (or to be more precise the whole set) I finally snapped… I’ll give Love Live another go (since I only watched S1 ages ago and can’t remember much).
So, today I’ll be looking at ITEM #742658 Minami Kotori from Love Live in her White Day costume brought to us by Alter. Given the reasons above my attraction towards this figure can be but one and that’s its sheer angelic beauty. Though I actually took quite a long time to finally push that preorder button. Anyway, time get to some reviewing. 。^‿^。

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Kotori arrives in a full-plastic box and to be honest I’ve grown quite fond of them. The feather decorations and soft hues of blue decorating it really set the mood and underline the soft vibe of the figure. A cardboard inlay showing a picture of the figure as well as the usual product information and warnings covers the back and bottom of the box.
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The blister is quite ordinary and does its job without being excessively big.

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The base is an (optional) see-through disc featuring the same soft blue color gradient the box has. There are also some drops and hearts edged carved into it from the bottom, which emphasizes the White Day theme very well.
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Spin around…
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Somehow looking at her really soothes my soul… ꈍ .̮ ꈍ

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The main “offender” here is obviously that utterly precious smile. In combination with Kotori’s sparkling eyes and that slight blush she looks so soft and pure. Definitely didn’t get her because I’m weak-willed or anything…
I’m a bit miffed that the hair clip looks so uneven (both in paint and sculpt) as it’s in plain sight.
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A nice thing to take note of is the gloss on her lips (something I remember liking about the character designs).
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Overall, I think her hair looks quite good. Kotori has a lush mane of ash brown, wavy hair falling down her hair back with her signature two ponytails on the side (tied with a very cute white ribbon). The shading and strands are well made, but sadly some seams between the different sections look a little rough, especially at the back of her head.
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The semi-translucent roses attached to the white, fluffy earmuffs/headphones she wears have a really cute, soft look to them as that goes with the outfit. Both the glitter effect and the color gradient are nicely done. I have to say that the ribbons underneath look a bit clunky though. Well, they’re normally hidden so…
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The golden mic doesn’t look particularly detailed, but there’s nothing much to complain here.

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Kotori is wearing a really cute and frilly outfit, partly hidden by her hands and arms. And honestly, everything is made in immaculate detail. The slight creases in the top’s fabric, the big striped bow with the gold-trimmed lace, the frills framing the button border… even if I try, I can’t find any fault with either and instead just admire the craftsmanship. Fitting her top Kotori is wearing equally frilly armlets underlining her adorable look.
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Kotori’s arms and hands look so cute and delicate, especially with that soft pink nail-polish~♡
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To top off the outfit she even has wings attached to the back and they’re plain gorgeous. The “feathers” are multi-layered featuring a color gradient from a soft violet to frosted white. Glitter has been added here to achieve an even more dreamy look and it just works. Although, no matter how beautiful these wings look it’s still a bit of a pity they’re hiding the bow on her back, because the light iridescent coloring too is splendid.
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The skirt is also made up of multiple layers each in another shade of violet with the same glitter effect we can find on the wings and hair accessories. With the way the shading was applied to the fabric it looks softer and thinner than it should have any right look imo, especially with the lacey rims. My only minor gripe would be the gold chains and pearls attached to the skirt and the seam lines, though they’re pretty delicate so I’m not sure how avoidable those were. The gold-trimmed roses on her hip and the fabric attached were again made in immaculate detail so I can’t do anything but praise the work done here.
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Voir le spoilerCacher le spoilerI guess we also need to take a look under her skirt… (一。一;;)
It’s not that anything here is badly made, the white panties are pretty plain but it kinda fits. You can also admire how nicely her legs are made the way her calves press against her thighs and that attention was paid to her clearly visible ankles. I just kinda didn’t want to do this for some reason…
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The white ribbon wrapped around Kotori’s left leg may look a bit wonky at first glance, but once you see that it’s pretty loosely tied and doesn’t touch her skin all the way that impression fades. I do have a small complaint though… her feet… or more precisely that the made the balls of the foot and toes completely flat where they touch the ground. This looks particularly weird, because everything else is so well-made and detailed.

Well, what else can I say other than that Kotori’s legs look beautiful, she even has rosy-tined knees. Ofc, Alter also used the smooth skin finish here so they feel as good as they look. I also really love the frilly garter with the huge bow (again gold-trimmed). But my little highlight would have to be the cute little heart on her thigh~♡
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Apart from what I said about her feet earlier they’re just the cutest. Maybe it’s the kneeling pose, but her toes (again with the nail polish) look really adorable for some reason.
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Now onto some size comparisons…
As I said Kotori was made in a kneeling pose, so I didn’t measure her. She is supposed to be a 1/7 scale figure and if you compare her to sitting 1/8 figures like ITEM #78406 & ITEM #331483 it’s immediately clear that their proportions seem just way off next to her.
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Even a small 1/7 figure (a standing one at that) like ITEM #549592 can’t quite compare (especially if you look at the face sizes).
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Ofc, nothing could fit a 1/7 Alter idol figure better than… well… other 1/7 idol figures by the same company and so ITEM #549455 & ITEM #549458 obviously match her perfectly.
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ITEM #675931 does too, especially since they’re kind of contrasting in terms of style.
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But my favorite so far (or at least until I complete the set) is definitely ITEM #713430 seeing how their color schemes mesh really well.
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Because Kotori is sitting figures closer to 1/6 like ITEM #464718 might be a good choice too.
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OK, let’s be honest are the few tiny flaws even worth mentioning? This is such a beautiful and stunning figure that I can’t bring myself to care. Despite her very soft look she has quite a presence and looking at her really soothes me for some reason. I’m really glad that I’m so weak-willed sometimes and still do the occasional impulse purchase/preorder otherwise I would’ve really missed out. (●´□`)♡

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! :3
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CloudberryIl y a 7 mois#73653574Ah, idol girls ♡ I, too, am not interested in any of the idol series but I really love all of their extravagant outfits and one day, I'll probably snap like you and buy an idol girl I can admire >.<
Kotori is so angelic and peaceful looking <3 I do love the translucent and gradient violet color on her frilly skirt and wings. The glitter on it just makes it perfect.
Like you, I do wish her wings are bigger; they're so pretty and it seems like a waste that you can't see more of it (but I do understand why they're small; it preservers Kotori's very delicate look)
My favorite part, besides her wings and frilly skirt, is her garter with her ribbon around her legs... but I'm a sucker for leg accessories anyways (°◡°♡).:。
Me neither, I enjoyed S1 of Love Live, but I never wanted to watch more of it. Now with me getting even more of their figures I just feel like I have to watch more of it. X3 But this is a very dangerous trap your wallet will end up weeping and wailing. You start with one idol and... End up with way more (totally not talking from personal experience here...)

I couldn't agree more, she's also the one I wanted most from the set. ❤️

Big wings would've been great ofc but I'm not that keen on ovey bulky figures and at the end of the day Kotori looks great just the way she is.

Another good point. I'm a big fan of leg accessories as well (or stockings for that matter)
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evenstar88Il y a 7 mois#73544956She's such a beautiful figure, I love the dress!
I really enjoyed reading this review, despite not knowing the figure or the series :)
Thank you do much! :3
I guess we're kind of in the same boat when it comes to Kotori, even after looking some things up I couldn't remember a lot about the Anime. X3
She really is, probably my favorite from the set, although Umi is quite beautiful as well.
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Melon_pan4Il y a 7 mois#73544857Yes I've always heard Alter was one of the top companies, and now I totally see why. Lucky! I'm going to have to wait a bit before I get the other two. Until then though I'll check out your Umi review and wait for the Honoka one!They deliver really outstanding work a lot of times, but recently even I can't justify all of their prices recently (and I'm a big fan).
Well, we all have to wait some time for Honoka now sadly (I had hoped they'd keep the release pattern for the girls. I'm almost done with my Umi review at least and I'll post her within the next couple of days. :3
Il y a 7 mois
Ah, idol girls ♡ I, too, am not interested in any of the idol series but I really love all of their extravagant outfits and one day, I'll probably snap like you and buy an idol girl I can admire >.<

Kotori is so angelic and peaceful looking <3 I do love the translucent and gradient violet color on her frilly skirt and wings. The glitter on it just makes it perfect.

Like you, I do wish her wings are bigger; they're so pretty and it seems like a waste that you can't see more of it (but I do understand why they're small; it preservers Kotori's very delicate look)

My favorite part, besides her wings and frilly skirt, is her garter with her ribbon around her legs... but I'm a sucker for leg accessories anyways (°◡°♡).:。
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victorviperIl y a 7 mois#73544453I've never really gotten into Love Live (I'm more of an iDOLM@STER man myself :) ), but she certainly is cute. The sparkly parts on her outfit almost look like a photoshop effect, and the color scheme of her outfit gives her a very soft feel.
I was surprised to see the weird and very obvious seams in her hair. That's the kind of thing you don't see too often with an Alter figure...
I'm not really sure I've ever really gotten into either (my memories are a bit fuzzy). I do remember liking LL back then (apart from Nico...), but that's more or less it. Idolm@ster was always kinda blah to me (since my only exposure where 1 or 2 anime), but I like a lot of designs from both series, which is enough for me most of the time anyway.
It does indeed, but I quite like it as it gives her a both glamorous and enchanting feel without the need to edit much. :3
That's seam is what bothers and surprised me the most as well. At first I was willing to let that go as just a mishap, but then I went back to ITEM #501857 since their hairstyles are quite similar and well... Voir le spoilerCacher le spoilerhttps://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/10/10/2075524.jpeg not only did they botch up the one in Kotori's hair, there's also the question whether the seam was necessary in the first place.
Il y a 7 mois
She's such a beautiful figure, I love the dress!
I really enjoyed reading this review, despite not knowing the figure or the series :)
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broken-ToyboxIl y a 7 mois#73543453She so is, I'm so glad I caved in the end! :3
Alter and Idols truly is a deadly combination for wallets, but I love all of the ones I've gotten so far. Well, Honoka was delayed today, but I already got Umi (writing my review as atm). She's absolutely beautiful as well, though she has a few more tiny flaws.^^


Yes I've always heard Alter was one of the top companies, and now I totally see why. Lucky! I'm going to have to wait a bit before I get the other two. Until then though I'll check out your Umi review and wait for the Honoka one!
Il y a 7 mois
I've never really gotten into Love Live (I'm more of an iDOLM@STER man myself :) ), but she certainly is cute. The sparkly parts on her outfit almost look like a photoshop effect, and the color scheme of her outfit gives her a very soft feel.

I was surprised to see the weird and very obvious seams in her hair. That's the kind of thing you don't see too often with an Alter figure...
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Melon_pan4Il y a 7 mois#73543317She's absolutely gorgeous! I impulse bought her as well and even though my wallet regrets it.. I don't! She's actually my first Alter figure and she's already my favorite from my collection. I'm planning on getting the full set as well, all 3 of them look so preciousShe so is, I'm so glad I caved in the end! :3
Alter and Idols truly is a deadly combination for wallets, but I love all of the ones I've gotten so far. Well, Honoka was delayed today, but I already got Umi (writing my review as atm). She's absolutely beautiful as well, though she has a few more tiny flaws.^^
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She's absolutely gorgeous! I impulse bought her as well and even though my wallet regrets it.. I don't! She's actually my first Alter figure and she's already my favorite from my collection. I'm planning on getting the full set as well, all 3 of them look so precious
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