Without giving us much time to contemplate after a teaser, X-Plus has previewed the new look of their 1/8 Juvia Loxar’s swimsuit version re-release, which unsurprisingly is just a repaint and a limited version.
Taking a closer look on the face, I can bluntly say that the original version is a lot better. Something about her lips bothers me, which seemed fine on the previous release. Furthermore, the color repaint from dark blue to a lighter shade of green isn’t much of a drastic change. It may just be a matter of preference, but the new color feels un-Juvia like. I feel like she will always put on anything blue than any other colors.
However, the limited edition base seems like something to look forward to. My guess is they will take on the beach-themed base they used for the Suntan version Lucy and Yukino, which is quite a nice touch.
[Edit: The limited edition base is basically the same base as the original but is printed with “NO GRAY NO LIFE” text.
The re-release Juvia is limited to 500 copies only and is available at the X-Plus Rakuten Shop. You can snag her for ¥6800 and is slated for a June 2016 release.
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[via X-Plus Twittter]