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"Fairy Garden" Annabel by Kotobukiya

“Fairy Garden” Annabel by Kotobukiya

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This review item is a Tony Taka character from his Tony’s Heroine Collection in “Fairy Garden” Annabel which is a figure following Daisy who was crafted from the same concept; two original characters both sharing a transparent gown and two large butterfly wings on their backs. While I regret not getting Daisy I find that Annabel has a more interesting facial expression for the kind of photography that I prefer.

Outfit aside they also have a common manufacturer in Kotobukiya, a company I have limited experience with and that single experience was far from optimal. With this figure however any lingering doubt is quickly cast aside; Annabel is a beautifully crafted 1/6 figure at a height of roughly 27 cm (10.53 in) coupled with the two majestic wings blending fuchsia and periwinkle.

I’d have to be very picky to find any kind of flaw and the only one I can think of is that there’s no information on which parts can be detached when you’re removing the plastic wrappers nestled around the head, neck, wings and torso when unboxing the figure. For reference, you can remove the head and wings although I wouldn’t recommend doing the latter as they’re particularly fragile.

With 2014 behind us which was a huge disappointment figure wise for me, this year is already off to a great start with Annabel being one of those great pieces worth waiting for. Things are looking promising ahead as well with SkyTube carrying the torch, Native redeeming themselves and Alter revisiting a manga I’m quite fond of.

SCALE

1/6

ART DIRECTION

Fairy tale

PHOTOGRAPHY SETUP

Flash, diorama

Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya
Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya
Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya
Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya
Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya
Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya
Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya
Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya
Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya
Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya
Fairy Garden Annabel by Kotobukiya

Comments

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    wieselhead
    March 4, 2015

    That glowing dress effect is beautiful, like also the rest of this setup, hopefully there were no angry bugs around. I like this one a little more, since the colors are nicer.
    The more elegant expression together with the tilted neck give something very charming. The lack clothes in combination with this half translucent veil gives her a sexy appearance but somewhat toned down to pass the modesty of the Fairy realm.

    The planned figure is also quite appealing, if the face turns out right in 3D, she should be nice, too. Btw, what are hebeflies?

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    Adam
    March 5, 2015

    Great photos as usual. I ordered Annabel from a domestic shop, so it will probably be another month or so before I get to see her first-hand, but judging from your review she won’t likely disappoint.

    My only complaint with Daisy is that they applied a glossy finish to her eyes, which tends to produce unwanted reflections during photo shoots. Given the similarity between the two figures, I expect that Annabel was given a similar treatment, but I haven’t seen anything to confirm one way or the other.

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