It’s summer and it’s damn hot here! To keep with the summer theme I’m gonna talk about another swimsuit figure: Wave’s Cecilia Alcott of the Beach Queens line.
Cecilia is from the light novel and anime series Infinite Stratos, think mechas and harem. At first I was disappointed with the anime because I expected something like sky girls, but then suddenly a guy shows up. Thankfully the cast of female characters are so quirky and fun that I soon came to love it.
This is actually the first Beach Queens figure I’ve ever gotten and I gotta say I’m impressed, then again I wasn’t really expecting much.
First off her face is actually really nicely modeled, her eyes have pretty good detail, her cheeks have really cute blush and she even has a bit of gloss on her lips, which fits her ojou-sama vibe well. One thing to note on her head is that her headband feels like it’s sorta just pasted on top of her fringe. You can see how it’s just slightly too small to fill the valley that forms on her front hair, there’s a bit of hair peeking out on either side of it.
Cecilia wears a very simple 2 piece bikini with a towel or something over her waist, a little too simple for a high-class lady like herself, I’d say. Where are the frills, the lace?! I guess the headband has a bit of that.
Of course like any good ojou-sama she has hair drills! Ah the allure of those golden spirals, symbols of wealth and status, though that’s probably not why I like her. The reason probably has to be that she is voiced by Yukana, which plays the ditzy sheltered girl to a T.
One thing that’s interesting about this figure is that she can stand fairly easily without the use of a base. Also notice the nicely sculpted abs and navel.
Her sash thing can be cast off to reveal a very skimpy string bikini bottom. Hmm… her boobs can look a bit unnatural, almost floaty, from a couple of angles.
One great thing about her tiny swimsuit is the way it digs into her, must be uncomfortable haha. I also like the way they sculpted her butt, as it shows a little Y forming between the cheeks, quite sexy.
Her hair is surprisingly crisp with little to no excess plastic left from the molding.
Detail of her earring. Incidentally that right there is also the mecha she uses.
Overall I’m pretty satisfied with wave’s Cecilia. She was pretty cheap, quality is good and she wasn’t as tiny as I expected her to be for a 1/10th scale figure. I’d definitively get another Beach Queen’s figure if it was a character I like.
I’d go as far as saying that Beach Queen’s might be a very good starting point for anyone interested in getting into the figure collecting hobby. They have pretty accessible prices and the variety of characters available is pretty big, perfect for someone who’s not ready to commit a good chuck of money for a pair of plastic tits.
Till next time~