Every few months or so a manufacturer may decide to be ever so bold, introducing a figure that exudes the very essence of being sexy without relying on tried and tired gimmicks. One of those is Max Factory’s Sallya (Tharja for the non-Japanese), released back in March of 2014.
Having explored the 3DS game Fire Emblem: Kakusei (Awakening in English), the origin of this character, is not necessarily a requirement in order to fully appreciate this 1/7 scaled figure.
The cape may be removed, fully exposing Sallya’s arched back. It’s on the thin side, possibly a result from giving the optional clothing a snug fit. Two pieces are not shown in the review; a red skull that looks a bit out of place and a peg-less plastic/felt base, leaving the character and her stack in jeopardy.
Flaws do include thickened thumbs, non-aligned heels and the bulky portion of the loincloth design.
I’m quite fond of this figure. In my eyes few figures will rival this one with Native being the main contender come summer. It’s not one that will scream for your attention while sitting in a collection but in suitable light and angle it does look spectacular.