Posted by meronpan on March 8, 2009
My personal Lost property Riot Force 6 gains another member ^^ Teana fans, rejoice! Review should be sfw, though the requisite pantsu shot may not ^^;
Of all the currently released Alter Nanoha gals, I think Teana’s pose is my favorite. Kneeling poses are pretty rare in my collection, and the guns add to the dynamism.
Was having a bit of white balance trouble so forgive me if any of these pics look a bit off ^^; Things were also a bit more grainy than I’d like in a lotta cases -_-
If you haven’t gotten to StrikerS yet, Teana and Subaru are the two major additions to the gang. I was really put off by the guns and roller blades (subaru) at first but they grew on me by the end of the season.
The base is standard fare. Description of the character’s rank, device and such. Great if you’re looking for a matching set, but a big let down if you’re expecting a super display piece once they’ve gotten everyone released.
As previously mentioned, you can switch between her plain Cross Mirage and dagger blade modes by removing her whole arm. I’ve been enjoying the blades for now ^^
Ever since I translated a Signum preview where the author was ranting about the fine folds in the clothing, I’ve been fixated on such details.
Definitely being desensitized by anime… wasn’t until doing this shoot that I realized, well damn, that’s a short skirt ^^;
I guess the + on her hair ribbons is for her gun’s “cross” theme?
Not sure if my camera wasn’t level or her gun is actually pointed at that angle ^^;
It’s too bad Teana wasn’t more of a close combat fighter. It woulda been pretty awesome to do some Equilibrium style gun-kata stuff :P
Some shots from behind…
Aaand let’s get her out of that jacket.
Swapped out her daggers while I was at it.
Looks like I didn’t quite have her arms set… where were you looking? :P
There was a little mess up in the paint on her bangs over her left eye. Luckily I barely notice such things so it’s only during photo shoots that I mind ^^;
Warning: pantsu incoming. Black.
“ban” is the sound effect for a gun shot in Japanese. Guess “bangu” wouldn’t have worked very well ^^;
Think once I tire of the dagger blades I’ll display Teana in this mode ^^
Tried to take a group shot but was getting tired and couldn’t get the lighting I needed in place. Ideally would’ve raised Signum up more too… Left a lot to be desired -_- Guess I have a couple more alter nanoha releases to try again…
My figma/nendoroid creative juice has been running dry of late. Miku here to express my disdain.
If you’re already collecting the Alter Nanoha girls, guess you don’t really need any encouragement to pick up Teana ^^;; For general Alter fans, I think she has some appeal in her pose and guns but it still might be hard to pay the Alter premium without some familiarity with the character.
Released with KOS-MOS at the end of January, here’s a couple other Teana reviews in case ya missed ’em:
Next up is… Subaru in June? Do we really have to wait that long for the next StrikerS release? orz