With no figures in the mail, I turn to my existing collection for photography practice. Letâ€™s take a look at Nadie, one of the heroines of El Cazador de la Bruja. Nadie is a fairly old figure and sheâ€™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, itâ€™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. Iâ€™m not much of a fan of capes, anyway. Itâ€™s one reason I like Marvelâ€™s comic book heroes rather than DCâ€™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. Iâ€™ve only seen the first episode of Madlax and couldnâ€™t suspend disbelief when she changed into a dress in the middle of a firefight. I did like Noir a lot, however. Itâ€™s a bit of a shame that Mireille and Kirika havenâ€™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 arenâ€™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 itâ€™s any good).