Yet another figure from E2046’s ORI lineup, Salma’s character design hails from a Korean MMORPG called Soul of the Ultimate Nation. It seems that SUN has achieved some traction in Asia but it’s virtually unknown in the United States, and given the dominating position of World of Warcraft in the American market, I doubt that a localization will achieve much success.
But here, we’re more concerned with the game’s character designs. As is typical with E2046’s figures, Salma is sculpted in a solid 1/6 scale and comes with a plain oval black base.
Salma is an elementalist, which I presume is some sort of wizard that slings fireballs and throws lightning with scattershot abandon. She further asserts her spell-flinging nature by carrying a staff, the weapon of choice for the arcanistically-inclined. Instead of slinking in the back and lobbing magic missiles from afar, however, she seems to prefer to mix it up from up close, as she grips her staff above her head, poised to bring it crashing down upon the skulls of her hapless foes.
The pose is dynamic and appealing but also a bit awkward, as she looks like she is soaring in mid-air but she’s actually jumping off of a rock. Her face also seems rather placid for someone who is presumably prepared to lower the boom on some poor chump, and her lips are puckered as if she’s blowing a kiss. It’s all a bit incongruous.
Despite the unrealistic nature of the figure, it all looks very cool. Details and paint are superb, as is usual for E2046’s stuff. I would have preferred that the cape be detachable, as I don’t really care much for capes and cloaks and such, but unfortunately it is not.
I think a more expressive facial expression would have been a better design choice, but all in all I really like Salma. I tend to like E2046’s MMO-inspired figures, and I hope they continue to make them.
The only attachment is her shoe connecting to the rock? lol
really good one: link posted: http://twitter.com/animefigures
i agree it doesn’t feel like they really nailed the pose and facial expression… too bad ‘cuz as always, the rest of the details are absolutely stunning.
wicked looking weapon, love it!
Ah another sweet gathering figure!
Indeed her posture looks a bit weird but the stunning details totally make up for it.I especially like her hair
Yep! She’s remarkably sturdy even though her foot peg goes into the side of the rock.
This is one of the problems with E2046’s scratch-made figures, I’m not sure if they have any with anything other than a neutral expression.
I agree! She’s kicked Mai Shiranui out of the place of honor on my desk.