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Maria Saotome by SkyTube

Maria Saotome by SkyTube

Project details

Maria Saotome is a character from the hentai visual novel SEX LIFE released in 2010. Inside the arrival package there’s two medium-sized boxes and within one of them is an even smaller, yet very delicate box. The figure comes cased sitting on a large white cushion which counts as one of two versions of Maria in where the second alternative follows this illustration.

The first pick didn’t make much sense to me so I opted for the bathtub setup. You still get the fancy cushion, which still makes little sense, bundled with a floor and wall piece, a bathtub and a simple shower. While most parts are made out of plastic the shower hose is all metal and the bathtub is crafted in solid polystone. The latter material results in a heavy accessory, weighing in at a minimum of 1 kg (~35 oz). Polystone may resemble porcelain but I’m hesitant in thinking that it was a good choice on SkyTube’s part.

Production wise there’s not much to fault other than the 1/6 bathtub weighing as much as a 1/1 one. The full-castoff (bra and panties) is handled well, this is also one of those figures in where I prefer to go full nudity for photography as I question the idea behind lathering up while being (somewhat) dressed.

Is this yet another homerun for Alphamax’s alter ego? I’m a bit torn then it comes to critiquing this figure as its biggest flaw is perhaps that it doesn’t really resemble the character Maria Saotome, which I guess isn’t a deal breaker for most when purchasing ero based figures.

SCALE

1/6

ART DIRECTION

Morning routine

PHOTOGRAPHY SETUP

Flash, scaled blinds

Maria Saotome by SkyTube
Maria Saotome by SkyTube
Maria Saotome by SkyTube
Maria Saotome by SkyTube
Maria Saotome by SkyTube
Maria Saotome by SkyTube
Maria Saotome by SkyTube
Maria Saotome by SkyTube
Maria Saotome by SkyTube
Maria Saotome by SkyTube

Comments

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    Wieselhead
    March 24, 2015

    That all appears like the box was soooo big.

    I would have prefered her face show the sharpness of the character design, she really looks a bit different here. Still she looks nicely done. The pose of her being laid back is very good, I like how her belly has been sculpted with the subtle hill below.

    You had a nice idea with the “morning light” it manages to create the right atmosphere. As you said it’s probably better to have her. without clothes ^^

    Maria Saotome is a pretty character, I’m putting my hopes on Orchid Seeds figure in 4 years XD

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    Probably Not My Real Name
    March 25, 2015

    Nice review. That bathtub is big and heavy, but it looks amazing!

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