You know, I’ve never really been considered purchasing an ecchi or cast-offable figure but when I caught a glimpse of the stunning CM’s Corp figure of Holo in the nude, I immediately pre-ordered her. Not because she was naked (and she is quite totally naked) but rather despite the fact that she was naked ^^; And while some folks may consider this a naughty figurine, I don’t see it that way. Rather than be modeled purely for physical attraction, this Holo figure is finely crafted to please fans of the original series novels. The haughty wise-wolf in her simple, untouched human form.
As you can tell by the setting, these photos were taking last Fall. I delayed on this post far too long ^^;
Those eyes <3
The sack of grain is lacks detail and distracts with it obvious plastic nature. I think it would have been better for CM’s to have not included it at all if they couldn’t make it look better :-/. The crates are similarly plasticy looking but aren’t quite as distracting. The base has a cobblestone pattern along with some spilled grain with sub-par painting…
However, the most disappointing feature of the figure is surely Holo’s prided wolf tail. Unfortunately, it just looks unnatural on this figure. It’s sort of just a large lump of plastic with some notches in it. Not very detailed and is hardly recognizable as a tail at all. And even with the poorly rendered tail, I still can’t help but to like this figure ^^;
So with all these problems, why do I still like this figure? Well, because of Holo herself, of course! The pose seems to perfectly capture Holo’s arrogant, stubborn personality. Her sly smile and bright red eyes beckon you to focus your gaze on her. And just like Holo in the novels, she is quite a looker. I’m quite sure Lawrence would be forced to turn away, blushing beet-red if he saw her in this state though Holo herself would not be the least bit embarrassed ^^;
To me, a sign of a good figure is how photogenic it is and I really enjoyed photographing this figure. I ended up taking far too many photos and had a hard time picking out the ones to use in this post ^^; Simply put, she looks great from any angle, no small feat to pull off.
So, in the end, this is an imperfect but still quite delectable Holo figure. As usual, your mileage may vary but for me the pluses certainly outweigh the negatives and I’m glad I purchased this figure. CM’s Corp has some work to do on the miscellanea of their figures but I’ll be keeping on eye on their future releases. And although she is the most embarrassing figure I own, I have reserved a spot for her on my top shelf ^^. Also check out a great review of this figure by Holo extraordinaire Aka over at TailGrab.org.
More figures to come, thanks for visiting! ^^