Selvaria Bles - Alter's Bikini Clad Commander
Hello boys and girls! Today I have a post about one of my favorite female characters, Selvaria Bles by Alter. You might know her from games like Valkyria Chronicles, or Valkyaria Chronicles 2, or Valyria... 3, well you get the idea.
As I already mention Selvaria is from the video game series Valkyria Chronicles, which is developed by SEGA, and she's a design by Raita Honjou for the games. The games are a sort of strategy/action mix that works very well and I'd highly recommend them.
You might notice that this Selvaria's face and overall style looks quite different from the older Alter Selvaria with lance and shield. It's seems to me that this is because this one is made with reference to one of Raita's sketches directly, while the other one seems to be more akin to the 3D model of her from the games. Interestingly enough the original sketch included a summer hat and beach ball. I think I would have like that better since it gives her a more summer-y and soft look, rather than the weird shower head thing. She is sculpted by Yagyuu Toshiyuki which has done number of other figures which I find very appealing. There was also a limited edition version of this figure with white bikini rather than black.
Whenever Raita draws her, her eyes become intense, serious, but melancholic almost sad as well. I think this better fits her character best. In contrast others will make her come off as simply an angry and domineering drill sergeant, which is pretty far removed from how she really is. Selvaria is a woman with a troubled past and is trying to cope with her life by doing her duty as a soldier, not an S&M queen trying to destroy the world.
I think this warm feeling was translated well into the figure, as her eyes and face are quite beautiful.
You probably already noticed but, Selvaria has enormous tits, which is not a deterring factor in the slightest. As a very nice detail, here you can see the bikini top pressing against the breast to create an indentation on the flesh.
You can also appreciate how the breast begins near the arm pit and on the upper chest and flows down on to the actual mass of the breast. On the upper part of the breast you can see that the skin has separated from the cloth, leaving behind a tense golden string that seems to barely be able to contain the weight. These details really give a sence of weight to her bosom making it feel more life-like.
Her hair is of a blueish silver color instead of the usual silver, almost white, that she is usually portrayed in. This doesn't really bother me since whenever she has her powerful Valkyria aura her hair glows with a blue outline, so this color seems natural to me. The hair is also quite soft and each strand can bend quite a bit. I don't think I saw any seam lines either, as far as figure hair goes, Selvaria's is pretty damn beautiful.
Her abdomen is actually pretty well toned, she's a soldier after all. Here you can also see her fancy belt which is supposed to be for the sheath of her sword.
It connects to that belt thing with shiny gold patterns. You can see the hole where the peg goes into. You can also see her wonderfully nice buttocks and delightfully plump legs.
The sword has been inserted.
Her sandals follow the same gold pattern on black background. You can also see the finely sculpted feet and painted toenails. She connects to the base only though the peg on the rock beneath her foot here. The base also has a little seashell which is surprisingly soft.
While she only connects with one peg the was is sculpted so that it fits almost perfectly into her lovely bottom. This and the fact that she's holding on to the shower head with her right hand makes her very stable.
Her outfit has the imperial army sigil and is in its colors. She even has a choker very similar to her battle uniform. Makes me wonder if the imperial army has an official swimsuit uniform. Hmm maybe the empire is not that bad after all.
Selvaria seems to be ready for battle even when taking time off on the beach.
She even has a backup knife just in case.
Overall I really liked this figure. I was a little hesitant that her proportions would be a little too ridiculous but once I had her with me I thought she looked good. Very darn good actually. Writing this has reminded me of just how much I liked Valkyria Chronicles and how much I liked her as well.
Till next time~