メタトロン ~ Metatron
Posted by meronpan on May 15, 2009
From the game 斬魔大聖デモンベイン (zanma taisei demonbein – using wikipedia‘s rough translation…Demon-Slaying Grand Saint Demonbane)… Metatron!
The game was worthy of a PS2 release and anime, though to be honest I don’t really know anything about any version ^^; Saw the preview pics, noted that she was by Alter and preordered ^^;
You get your choice of dagger thing and beam sword thing…
I thought I was gonna display her with the beam sword thing… but the somewhat awkward angle of it (comes out of her wrist?) has me sticking to the dagger for now. Also… seemed like it might end up limp after a hot summer.
Well, though I did stick with the beam sword thing for quite a few of my pics ^^;
Perhaps those who are familiar with the series/game can comment on why, but the figure looks nothing like the character pic on the official site:
Not that I’m complaining, but, how the heck did they go from that to this? Sort sort of armor malfunction I take from the look of her legs?
Love long hair and this is no exception.
Metatron falls into the armored/mecha category which I love. Like how her legs were done. Though again, not being familiar with her, when I first pulled her out I was like, “oh crap she’s missing a foot!” ^^;;
↑ Nice angle :P
Definitely a nice oshiri.
Judging from the character art, the thing in her right hand is a mask/helm?
Doesn’t look very comfortable.
A lot going on on her outfit, so she’s a real pleasure to look at.
I guess since it’s just part of her outfit these don’t count as pantsu? Perhaps a closer look… :P
Base has a buncha weird looking characters… Reading through Tier‘s review, he reminded me that the outermost ring appears to be Tengwar or at least tengwar inspired. Uber Tolkien nerd I used to be, at one point I could write/read Tengwar characters ^^;
Unfortunately the characters aren’t so vivid in person, believe that was just from my lighting ^^;
As far as bases go, I put it in the above average category.
Something you can’t see from that character art, and for some reason I overlooked for the longest time…
Metatron is insanely well endowed. oppai fans, take note.
Again, not being familiar with the character, the wrist weapons (or at least, I assume they’re weapons) seem odd ^^; Looks a lot cooler in action I think ^^;
If I researched correctly, Another Blood is actually from the sequel, 機神飛翔デモンベイン (kishin hishou demonbein – again lazily relying on the wikipedia translation, roughly means Flight Of The Machine God Demonbane)…
Can’t wait to get a new camera… I don’t think mine handles the small aperture shots as well as I’d like… (above and below taken at f/8). Would love to shoot a review with a dslr and more appropriate lens. Though I admit all those who stress the importance of lighting aren’t lying. Better and better lighting conditions sure have made a huuuge improvement over my original stuff ^^;
Plus I think I’m gonna spend a huge wad of cash on some AC to keep cool this summer… lots of saving to do ^^;;
Metatron was one of those few figures that demanded a purchase even without the usual boost from my love of the character. Something about her outfit really clicked with me, she’s armed and she’s sexay. If you liked the protyotype pics, you’re unlikely to be disappointed. Not to mention she’s an Alter.
Being so satisfied with my shots of Sakura, honestly I was kind of disappointed by the pic quality for Metatron. I was using pretty similar conditions so maybe there was something about her coloring that was throwing off the white balance? Ah well. Will just have to try harder next time.
More fine reviews at:
- Tentacle Armada – really like the way Tier’s shots came out. Lighting much more dramatic ^^
- Random Japanese reviews I found linked on foobarbaz
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