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Kotobuki's Aiz Wallenstein!Kotobuki's Aiz Wallenstein!Review

SilverJinxSilverJinx2 år sedan
Hello again everyone!
I hope the new year has been kind to all of you.
As the title suggests I'm going to be doing a review of Kotobukiya's Aiz Wallenstein in 1/7 scale! ITEM #561462
( It's gonna be Ai"Z" cause ズ is zu not su so I guess if you read this with a Japanese accent it makes sense)
I've been looking forward to this as I'm quite the fan of Dungeon Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka? (Danmachi lmao). Though this particular figure was released for Sword Oratoria which is just Danmachi but set a little before and after Bell's arrival and seen through Aiz's head.

Aiz is pretty much my favorite female in that series (and overall) and I love her to death but I'll try to keep my review as unbiased as possible.
I have to say, I was very very excited to get this figure in the mail and it is, to date, the most satisfied I have ever been with a figure.
I really hope you enjoy my review :)
Let's get started with....

The box!
If you have amazing observational capabilities you may notice she's not in the box.
I took her out from pure excitement then decided "Hey I love her so I'll spend my time reviewing her."

Well.. what can I say, it's a box. It's pretty standard.
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Some Aiz info ^_^
(Age background, personality stuff, the usual)
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Ok now to the actual fun part!
One of the biggest selling points for me was the dynamic pose they gave her.
It's very fitting for a first class adventurer. Very Aiz like.
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Her poker face is very strong.. but more on that later.
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Moving on to some of the finer details we have her Unbreakable Sword.
Do you think she color matched her sword on purpose?
Either way, it comes apart at the handle and guard. The most distictive aspect of her sword is the Z shaped blade design that acts as a blade catch. Other than that it's quite a simple concept and is done quite well on Kotobuki's part.
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Then the scabbard for it.
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The craftsmanship on this figure is very appealing. The flowing pose that she possesses makes way for some beautiful curves to be shown off. Aiz's Ariel ability gives her protection stats so I assume she doesn't need as much physical armor.
It would explain her open back dress and overall limited amounts of shielding.
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so sexy ;n;

Her armor is well cut and the sheen makes it look matte but not flat.
Her boots and the stylish bits of armor on them flow with her stature. It appeases the eyeballs.
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Eyeballs appeased massively. The details on the cloth, though!
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In accordance with her skill, Aiz and the wind have much in common. I emphasize this because I adore how well her armor and body almost meld together in glorious harmony. It flows almost effortlessly. Her physique is light but strong.
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The way the side of her breasts are sculpted is very appealing and realistic.
It's subtle and supple. Like a princess. *cough*剣姫*cough*
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One of the oddity's of Aiz's design is her palmless gloves (and her oddly exposed right underboob). They probably improve her grip and feel of her weapon. They got that very distinct and important detail right!
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Her infamous poker face has been done justice by Kotobuki. I was a little worried she would look weird from certain angles but overall, her face looks beautiful! Given how she looks unamused 95% of the time it is quite fitting and adds character to the figure.
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I even have things to say about her hair. It's translucent materiel which is why she looks gorgeous. It enables the light blonde look and it helps strike you down with her ethereal good looks.
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The details put into the base is like getting free money. The figure is already so good but the base just punches you in the face and makes it better. It's a weird analogy but it's how I feel. It's so powerful and out there. It's unique. It adds flavor and zest
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The splash and the ripples are finely crafted and realistic. The iridescent sheen pops out when put under the light and brings the figure to life.
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My one complaint of this figure is the paint could have been better in some spots, mainly the blue belts holding her armor together and some of the paint on the armor itself.
The only other cosmetic blemish would be this opening in her hairline. Not terribly noticeable but I'm sure we all want our waifus to be as perfect as possible.
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If it wasn't already obvious, I am in love with this figure. It's so near perfect and it defines what a figure should be. Figures should exemplify what makes certain characters so appealing. It reminds us of why we love them in the first place then body slams you in the face with their presence. I look at this figure and I know it's Aiz Wallenstein. I am reminded of why I love her so much in the first place.
Without a doubt this is Aiz. This is something she would do, this is how she would look and act. It's how the character feels. I couldn't be happier with what Kotobuki has done.

Finally, a shot from all cardinal directions.
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What do you think of Kotobuki's Aiz?
Do you spell her as Aiz or Ais?
Is Danmachi the greatest series in the history of television and deserves to become the only thing playing on TV?

In all seriousness though, thank you all for reading and looking! I genuinely hope you enjoyed it and I'd love to hear what everyone thinks!
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Betyg9/10

Sexy Sculpting
Painting
Sick Poses
Bomb Ass Base
Packaging
Eyeball Appeal

Kommentarer10

SilverJinx I used to care when they did.
Cantisama2 år sedan#30891931Thanks for the review. Like you said, Kotobukiya did a great job capturing Aiz's likeness. She has a strong sense of motion, and at the same time her face remains unphased like always. Even the base looks amazing.
I really hope the anime gets another season ^^


Thanks!
Fingers crossed :O
2 år sedan
Thanks for the review. Like you said, Kotobukiya did a great job capturing Aiz's likeness. She has a strong sense of motion, and at the same time her face remains unphased like always. Even the base looks amazing.

I really hope the anime gets another season ^^
2 år sedan
SilverJinx I used to care when they did.
Archades2 år sedan#30888336Nice review, this reminds me when I started collecting figures years ago with a figure of SAO Asuna!
About Danmachi, I just started reading the manga. Then I will see the anime, so the manga will gain life, but I am very satisfied with the story so far. And at that point I would be able to answer to the most important question: Hestia or Ais? ahah XD
Dribz2 år sedan#30891851Nice review! Aiz was easily my favorite character in the show and I've had my eye on this figure ever since it was announced. Hopefully I can get her at some point!

Best girl ;n;
As of writing this figure goes for a relatively cheap price!
You can get a preowned one in excellent condition for around 100 bucks shipped or you can search around for sellers on MFC
2 år sedan
SilverJinx I used to care when they did.
Archades2 år sedan#30888336Nice review, this reminds me when I started collecting figures years ago with a figure of SAO Asuna!
About Danmachi, I just started reading the manga. Then I will see the anime, so the manga will gain life, but I am very satisfied with the story so far. And at that point I would be able to answer to the most important question: Hestia or Ais? ahah XD


Thank you!
I guess we all have that character we're a little too passionate about.
Ais or Hestia?
Answer: Yes.
2 år sedan
Nice review! Aiz was easily my favorite character in the show and I've had my eye on this figure ever since it was announced. Hopefully I can get her at some point!
2 år sedan
Nice review, this reminds me when I started collecting figures years ago with a figure of SAO Asuna!
About Danmachi, I just started reading the manga. Then I will see the anime, so the manga will gain life, but I am very satisfied with the story so far. And at that point I would be able to answer to the most important question: Hestia or Ais? ahah XD
2 år sedan
SilverJinx I used to care when they did.
Butcher2 år sedan#30870587Lovely review, I bought this figure as well, but sadly haven't been able to see it since I am traveling and a family member is holding it for me :(Solarstormflare2 år sedan#30871008Ah, i watched the original anime and really liked it at least to start with! Only found out about this figure yesterday lol.I like your reviewing humour haha ;)

I honestly hope they make a second season for Danmachi. The original came out in 2015 -_-
This figure is relatively cheap cause I guess she wasn't as popular so if you want one, now is the best time!
Thank uuu!
2 år sedan
SilverJinx I used to care when they did.
Butcher2 år sedan#30870587Lovely review, I bought this figure as well, but sadly haven't been able to see it since I am traveling and a family member is holding it for me :(

Thank you!!
I hope you make it back safely! I'm sure you won't be disappointed when you get a chance to open yours up!
2 år sedan
Ah, i watched the original anime and really liked it at least to start with! Only found out about this figure yesterday lol.I like your reviewing humour haha ;)
2 år sedan
Lovely review, I bought this figure as well, but sadly haven't been able to see it since I am traveling and a family member is holding it for me :(
2 år sedan