The painted 1/7 Lucy Heartfilia from X-Plus is finally out, but it’s not as impressive as we expected it to be.
Lucy in yet another swimsuit attire has made its debut at the Miyazawa Model Expo Fall 2015. She is sporting a white two-piece bikini with a heart-print design. She is also holding a golden key, which is a nice addition to this figure.
Personally, I was quite looking forward to this figure since its announcement last Summer Wonder Festival, but unfortunately it doesn’t live up to my expectation. Nothing about the figure screams “I am a must buy!”, except the fact that it is a 1/7 scale and is poseable along with the 1/7 Yukino Aguria. And compared to the previous swimsuit versions from X-Plus, it doesn’t really stand out.
In addition to the disappointment, the face looks a bit off somehow. It’s not any better than the Gigantic Lucy, which I think is the most decent face sculpt among their releases. But for fairness’ sake, let’s just assume that it was just the shot’s angle and hope to see some convincing improvements once the official promo shots are out.
Furthermore, the said company is pulling the same trick it has pulled on their previous releases: Lucy will come in two versions (a standard and exclusive variant). I hope the exclusive will do much to win us over, because I think Yukino will be an irresistible force in the near future.
No news about pre-orders yet but Lucy is slated for a January 2016 release.
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[via X-Plus’ Twitter]