Itâ€™s Saber clone! Like Charlotte, Sylvia is one of the love interests in the game and anime Princess Lover! but her most conspicuous trait is her resemblance to Saber. Sylvia wears trousers instead of a skirt and wields a rapier rather than a broadsword but the similarity is blatant, even egregious. Homage or ripoff, you decide.
Iâ€™m not sure if thereâ€™s a catchphrase to describe Sylviaâ€™s personality. She is duty-minded, determined, and somewhat humorless. Characters not represented in Volksâ€™s lineup include Yuu, a friendly, subservient maid, and Seika, a snotty brat with a repulsive personality.
This figure is a prepainted figure from E2046 and is billed as 1/6 scale, although itâ€™s really closer to 1/7. As Sylvia has three different display modes, she arrived separated in numerous parts, which fit together fairly well. Her breastplate has magnets to help it snap into place. She also has an extra arm which effects a more combative pose, and a pair of exposed breasts. More on this latter item in a bit.
One of the nicest aspects of Sylvia is the metallic paint on her armor. It looks very attractive, providing an eye-catching contrast to her dark, leather-look trousers and blue tunic. (Cynics may note that this wardrobe type and color combination is obviously already tried and true.)
She comes with an alternative right arm which extends straight out, holding her fencing rapier in a confrontational pose. She strikes this pose in the anime, so it looks pretty nice. One problem is that the sword is a bit flimsy and mine has a small but conspicuous bend in it about a third of the way from the hilt.
While Charlotte could be stripped to her skivvies, Sylvia is a bit more demure in that her clothes cannot be removed, but she is a fair bit more raunchy because her chest can be swapped out. To remind you of what she comes from, she can be made to flash her boobs for all the world to see. Iâ€™m not going to inline them here but here they are:
The breasts! Show them to me!
That cannot be all! Show me more!
Ahahaha donâ€™t stop now! Letâ€™s see them all!
More! MORE! Bah, Iâ€™m spent.
A fully-clothed figure is something of a rarity in my collection but I like Sylvia a lot. Part of that is because I do like the character, despite how appalling the anime is. I also like girls in armor, and I like the duty-minded archetype, so Iâ€™m pretty happy to have this figure.