With no figures in the mail, I turn to my existing collection for photography practice. Let’s take a look at Nadie, one of the heroines of El Cazador de la Bruja. Nadie is a fairly old figure and she’s been on my shelf for a while; I had to clean some spiderwebs off of her before I took pictures. Yucko.
Sculpted in 1/8 scale by Alter, Nadie is depicted in an awesome action pose, arms outstretched and eye sighted down her gat. Unfortunately for Nadie, it’s the wrong eye, as her right eye is occluded by her cinnamon locks. Her left eye, fully visible, veritably twinkles with confidence, accentuated by her self-assured smirk. Twisty twirly hair trails out to one side, further emphasizing the dynamic nature of her pose.
I really like figures that show a strong sense of movement, and Nadie certainly does just that. Nadie looks fantastic overall, particularly as I have a special fondness for the girls with guns genre.
She comes with a cloak, but I forgot to put it on her while I was taking pictures. Oh well. I’m not much of a fan of capes, anyway. It’s one reason I like Marvel’s comic book heroes rather than DC’s; it seems like every DC hero wears a cape.
Another fashion note: of the sixty-plus figures I own, Nadie is the only one that wears shorts.
I know very little about this anime series other than that it was produced by Bee Train and presents motifs similar to Noir and Madlax. I’ve only seen the first episode of Madlax and couldn’t suspend disbelief when she changed into a dress in the middle of a firefight. I did like Noir a lot, however. It’s a bit of a shame that Mireille and Kirika haven’t received PVC love, although I seem to recall that somebody made a cold-cast statue of each of them.
Does it seem like there aren’t as many action girls as there used to be? Growing up, I remember there was Bubblegum Crisis, Gunsmith Cats, Iria, Burn Up, and a bunch more. Even the girls with guns genre seems to be drying up (note to self: watch Canaan sometime and see if it’s any good).