フランドール・スカーレット ~ Flandre Scarlet
Posted by meronpan on April 12, 2010
Glad to have that FFXIII rant off my chest ^^; Back to figures, shall we? Flandre by Griffon! She’s one of the more famous touhou characters but for those of you who aren’t yet familiar, Flandre first appeared as the extra boss of the first Windows touhou game, The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. A vampire of immense power, sealed away in the basement of the Scarlet Devil Mansion for nearly 500 years…
Her sister is the regular last boss of the same game, and while older, flan is actually the more powerful of the two.
Another tidbit for the uninitiated, her theme song is, “U.N. Owen was her?”…
…well or niconico at the very least. Ahem. Sorry about that. Back to pics ^^;
Griffon isn’t my favorite manufacturer but with the relative scarcity (at least in the past) of touhou figures, I couldn’t let this opportunity slide ^^;
Very happy with the way her wings came out.
As her defining physical trait it really was critical that they delivered ^^;
Alas I would’ve preferred a little more out of the pose. It’s not bad but it’s kinda plain imo
Observant readers have probably noticed that I not only had her hat on wrong but left her wand, Lævateinn, out of these pics ^^;
Perhaps it’s the imouto moe thing but I think one of the popular directions fan works take is to focus on her playful, childish side, while retaining her awesome strength. Doesn’t look like a dangerous vampire above, now does she?
Had a hard time getting shots I really liked… some combination of her pose and my lack of creativity hit hard…
Contemplated having this at the top pic to see how many fans recognized it ^^;
The wiki speculates that she actually made and attached her wings, hence the non-traditional look.
Whatever the reason the rainbow colored gems certainly make her highly recognizable.
The base is standard griffon fare:
I’m always torn about these name plates… kinda adds a bit of polish… but on the other hand it’s not like it’s a nice wood or glass base or anything so it almost feels gaudy or something sometimes…
Her feet actually have the plastic standoffs already attached… I didn’t bother trying to remove them so I’m unsure if they’re permanently attached to her feet or what.
Really should’ve taken some shots on a lighter bg… Lævateinn is swallowed by the background in a ton of the shots ^^;;;
Her wings look kinda weird coming out of her back like that… but I guess that’s canon? ^^;;
The black curve is Lævateinn… a rather strange wand ^^;
fancy pantsu… to ieru ka ne ^^;
Recently learned what dutch angle was… does it still count if there’s not really any tension to the shot?
Feels kinda rough compared to the nicer Alter stuff, but it passes for my collection :P
If ZUN’s fashion sense gets on your nerves you can at least take off flan’s hat
Though unfortunately in so doing you have the usual seam to deal with.
Flan’s pretty short so that combined with a 1/8 scale allows raising heart to give her a run for her money ^^;
And daioki reimu dwarfs her ^^;
Felt like I got a little lazy on this shoot ‘cuz I was really just interested in how a silhouette shot would turn out ^^; Once I got that out of the way I was tired ^^;; Speaking of which, have one more version:
Wish I didn’t clip her left red gem -_- Ah well.
As your choices for touhou figures are still pretty limited, I’d say grab her if you’re a fan ^^ Again I wish the pose was more exciting but there weren’t really any other choices ^^;
hmmm actually turning up blank for other reviews of her ^^;; Guess that’s it then!