Elwing (Elwyn) Review

Elwing (Elwyn being the english name) is a character in the games Shining wind and Shining tears, and appears in the anime Shining Tears X Wind. I have never played the games nor seen the anime, so the only thing I know about her is that she is a princess.

I saw this toy at Hastings a few years ago and had to have her because she’s so pretty! I got her for Christmas back in 2008! This toy is produced by Kotobukiya and the sculptor is Nakamura Hirotoshi. This was originally released 06/2008 and then re-released in 12/2008.

Packaging: The box is basically a large rectangle. It has both a large front and small side viewing windows. The box is white and green and matches the theme of the character and has artwork of the character on it. Its a nice box, good for displaying or just keeping for storage. The plastic stuck under her clothes and around her to keep her safe was difficult to remove! In the process of removing it, I somehow managed to put a black mark on her leg =( and still couldn’t get it all.

Base: Her base is a dark green circle, it matches her nicely and isn’t too distracting (usually I prefer black, white, or clear bases).

Sculpt: The sculpt on this figure is breathtaking. She is just so pretty! There are some very detailed areas, such as the leaves on her outfit, the wings on her head, and her hair. The hair has nice a pointy ends and doesn’t look too thick or chunky. My favorite part of the sculpt is that her mouth is open and has teeth in it! It looks great! She also comes with a bow that has a wire has the string. This bow is loose and can be placed into her hands.

Paint: The paint on this toy is excellent. It all has a nice matte finish. There are no bleeds, and the shading on her hair looks great. She also has a nice skin tone and her eyes and face look beautiful. Sadly, as mentioned above, I put a black mark on her leg =(.

Pose: The pose is excellent! It seems to match the artwork of her perfectly. The way she is standing and leaning forward slightly almost makes her look very carefree and innocent. Her hair also looks like its flowing as if she just moved.

Overall, I’d give this figure a 10/10. This is one of my best looking figures and I would recommend even to people who know nothing about the series (like me).



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