And now, the spotlight is on everyone’s beloved “Berserk Healer”–err, Asuna, in her Undine form. Either way, you wouldn’t want to be facing the wrong end of that rapier!
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The box isn’t anything to write home about, but with its multiple windows, it’s an almost viable option to keep Asuna in the box instead of on display.
Her stand is fairly simple, with a simple, painted geometric design and wind effect around the base, with a foot attachment. It works and complements the figure itself, but I definitely wish they could have done more with it. It’s too simple and uncreative.
Likewise, the sword is pretty simple and could have been more, but it works.
The wing design is pretty good though, and I like how it attaches to Asuna’s hair instead of her back.
It gives a nice floating feel to it, just like the wings in Sword Art Online.
The paint job isn’t the best, but it works. When you look up close though, there are some uneven lines. This is one of those figures that really look good from a distance, but when viewed closely, some flaws come to light.
Asuna’s face could definitely do with some livening up. Without blush tones, she looks really wan and a bit lifeless, compared to the prototype.
Still, flaws aside, one thing I really like about the figure is the personality behind it. Among the Asuna figures out there, this particular one is the most ready for battle, and captures that “don’t mess with me” look the best.
If you want something to liven up your shelf and have the money to spare, this is a figure worth hunting down. As it stands, the price is rather high for the quality of the figure. But for what it’s worth, it’s a nice and unique piece to have in one’s collection.