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Plastic Memories 1/8 Scale Isla FREEing Figure ReviewPlastic Memories 1/8 Scale Isla FREEing Figure ReviewReview

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Due to some recent comments about my photo quality being overexposed; I'm going to try to do this review with my photos having a more natural look. I've edited my photo studio a bit with an additional light source so I don't have to compensate for the lost light digitally and overexpose the photos. Please feel free to let me know in the comments if the photo quality is better or not, compared to my past reviews. Thank you in advance!





From the TV anime series, "Plastic Memories", this is 1/8th Scale Isla:





(Each photo can be clicked on to give a full-size view of the image, even if the image itself doesn't display).





Here's her in the box:

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Isla is from the TV anime series, "Plsatic Memories"; which (unlike most anime) didn't have a manga that it was based off of. The series has had one season on TV, but it was enough to make Isla very popular...popular enough to get this figure.

She comes in a standardized window box, typical for anime figures. The box design is really well done, with the series logo and character name in both English and Japanese. There is also a Kadokawa Pictures sticker on the front as well.

As for the box design; it's vaguely based off of computerized elements...which are reminiscent of the anime itself; but not from any particular thing that I can recognize. I may be wrong about this, however, so I can't really say if the design is accurate to the anime or not. But overall it is visually appealing and well done, for it's simplicity.

Back of the box:

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The back of the box is pretty nicely done, overall. It does feature a lot of text, making up about 40% of it along the bottom; but it's understandable as that information has to go somewhere (the bottom of the box is completely black except for the barcode).

There are a few pictures of the item included on the back as well. Normally an image of the figure included is a good thing to put on the front as well, but as the window was big enough on the front to see the entire figure inside; it wasn't needed.

The company's logo, FREEing, is also shown on the back of the box as well as the series logo again and the name of the figure in semi-transparent background text.

Other side of the box:

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The other 3 sides of the box (top, left and right sides) are virtually identical, so it was only necessary to photograph one side. All 4 sides have windows, just like the front, showing the figure inside; which is a nice touch. However the windows are much smaller this time, and there are 4 of them instead of 1.

The general pattern from the front is carried over to these 3 sides, including the figure's name, the anime name and the overall background and window patterns.

Inner Core:

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Ilsa only comes with one accessory, the lanyard to her left (right side of the inner core). She does come with a set of instructions and a sticker sheet too, however.

Instructions:

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As mentioned, she does come with a set of instructions (surprisngly). The instructions are very basic, just showing how to put the stickers on the ID badge and how to put the lanyard around her neck by removing her head and putting it back on.

Also there is a sticker sheet, containing 2 stickers. They are identical, both being the ID badge for Isla's lanyard. The extra one is in case the 1st attempt to put it on is somehow unsuccessful.

Out of the package, no lanyard, front view:

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After removing her from the plastic protective bags; the figure is ready to go. She comes assembled already with no extra parts or base. As the figure is very flat on the bottom and wide enough in it's pose to hold itself upright; a base was not needed or included (though it would have been a nice accessory to have, still).

Isla is very well done, with great accuracy in terms of her uniform, hair and expression. The pose, while static, is very realistic looking and well designed, giving her a certain innocence to her appearance.

Side view:

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Most of this figure's volume comes from her hair, as it sticks out quite far. Her ponytails are very large, but still anime accurate in size and design.

Back view:

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From the back it's easy to see that Isla has a slight head tilt, making her ponytails at a slight angle to her body. The rest of her body is very symmetrical however; even though there's no much to see from the back.

Other side view:

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From the side it's pretty easy to tell just how accurate the figure is in terms of her anime appearance; having a very small body size and a similarly small bust size. The clothes almost appear baggy and loose on her but yet still form-fitting to her, also just like they were in the anime.

Lanyard, front view:

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The lanyard is the only accessory Isla comes with, outside of the stickers for it. The front is very plain, only having a single brown paint app in the middle for the strap.

There is a small indented area on the bottom of the lanyard where the ID badge goes (the sticker).

Lanyard, back view:

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The back of the lanyard is just as plain as the front, but this time there is some text on the back of the ID tag. The text is the logo for the company that she works for, SAI Corp. There is also some small text below that, which might be copyright info...but it's small and hard to read.

Lanyard, with sticker applied:

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Despite it's small size, the sticker is actually quite easy to apply and fits into the slot perfectly. As shown in the anime, the ID badge is actually very accurate looking!

However because of it's incredibly small size, there isn't much detail to it. The name Isla is legible in Japanese, as well as the SAI Corp logo...but not much else. A tiny photo of Isla is also included on the ID badge, but it too has a lot of distortion.

Adding lanyard:

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As mentioned in the instructions, Isla's head comes off in order to put the lanyard around her neck. This is mainly due to her giant ponytails preventing it from simply sliding over her head and around her neck that way.

Her neck's peg has a groove in it, so it only goes into her body one way. It's also a very sturdy and snug connection, so there's no problems with angling the head or trying to align it properly either.

Lanyard added, top view:

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From the top the attention to detail is still quite apparent on her. Her hair does have some multi-tonal shading to it, but it's very muted and blended into the overall color of her hair.

The lanyard is barely visible from the top, making it more apparent why her head had to be removed in order to put it around her neck.

Lanyard added, front view:

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The lanyard accessory simply goes around her neck; there isn't a specific spot that it pushes or locks into. This can make it a bit difficult to keep in place when putting her head back on, as it can fall off while trying to reattach her head (might have to hold the lanyard in place with one hand and push her head back on with the other).

Lanyard added, side view:

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From the side it's easy to see just how far the lanyard sticks out. It's made of a soft, bendable plastic, so it could theoretically be held in a bent shape long enough to make it form closer to her body; but I didn't want to attempt this myself and possibly ruin the lanyard in the process.

Lanyard added, back view:

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From the back the lanyard is barely visible; just the top curve of the strap around her neck is exposed. Of course the strap can be moved and positioned differently, even going completely backwards around her neck, but it in no way would make sense to do so.

Lanyard added, other side view:

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As Isla has very small breasts, the strap simply lays on top of them instead of going between them. This also makes the strap protrude more from her chest instead of laying down flatter against it, as a gap between her breasts might have caused. Still; this is for the best, as Isla is relatively flat in the anime and this stays true to her anime appearance.

Bottom view:

This photo does contain a panty shot. Mildly NSFW; look at your own risk!

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When viewed from the bottom, the innocent Isla quickly turns very lewd! Not only is it a very clear view of her panties, but her positioning makes it look now like she's spreading her legs apart in a very provocative manner!

Even from below her panties are very well done, having a good attention to detail and a clean white color to them. Also, as mentioned before, she is a static figure, so her skirt and panties do not come off at all either.

Background accessory:

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Isla does come with one final accessory; a background. This is a bit questionable, as it does show the famous amusement park from the anime on it; but at the same time has the window holes from the box (as this is actually the inner lining of the box).

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Still, putting Isla on the backdrop does give the figure some additional visual appeal as well as compensate a little for the lack of a base.

Close-up detail:

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She has really great attention to detail, even close up. Isla is really excellently painted and sculpted, very accurate to the anime.

The facial expression is really cute and simple; showing how innocent and shy Isla is in the anime. Every detail on the figure is perfectly made with no overcast, mis-applications of paint or mistakes at all.

Size comparison:

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Isla is 1/8th scale, meaning that if she were standing up, she would be fairly tall. But since she's sitting down, she's rather short (110 mm / 4.29 inches tall). She's a similar size to Figmas and Nendoroids now (as shown in the photo with the roughly Figma sized Picconeemo Miss Monochrome doll and Nendoroid Hotaru from Non Non Biyori Repeat.

Overall:

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There's really a lot of great aspects to this figure! From the excellent paint apps to the incredible sculpt to the innocent and beautiful pose, Isla really is an amazing figure! She looks stunning from any angle! She does lose her innocence once you view her from the bottom, but as that's not supposed to be seen anyway under normal on-shelf-posing views; then it's forgivable.

The only negative aspects of the figure would be the distinct lack of a base. While it's not needed at all for the figure in terms of functionality; it would give her a better visual look and add to the overall appearance of the figure. Also the inner box lining is questionable as a backdrop as well. Overall; I'd say she's really great and worth purchasing!

Highly recommended. No play value, only for display.

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JustMoE モ–リス
MetalSamamon5年前#11696377You're very welcome, JustMoE! ^^ This is why I really like doing reviews; it's always good when I can help someone like this! I'm very happy to hear that the review was really helpful for you! I hope you can get it; glad I could help. Thank you so much for the comment! I really appreciate it; it makes me happy to know my reviews are very helpful!
They're definitely helpful, especially since you're giving your readers so much insight into all the details. Thanks a lot for that! Wasn't sure whether to get this one or the New Vision Toys version, but after reading your review I'm strongly leaning towards the FREEing version :)

Going to read your Rory Mercury review next since I recently ordered here (and hope I won't regret it), btw.
5年前
JustMoE5年前#11696375I'm a little late on this, but thanks for the great, detailed review and the many pictures. Thinking about getting Isla myself, so this is really helpful :)

You're very welcome, JustMoE! ^^ This is why I really like doing reviews; it's always good when I can help someone like this! I'm very happy to hear that the review was really helpful for you! I hope you can get it; glad I could help. Thank you so much for the comment! I really appreciate it; it makes me happy to know my reviews are very helpful!
5年前
JustMoE モ–リス
I'm a little late on this, but thanks for the great, detailed review and the many pictures. Thinking about getting Isla myself, so this is really helpful :)
5年前
bumgorth5年前#9670680Nice review also a secret to add : Her skirt is flexible meaning you can flip/push it up to keep her revealed on display ;)

I just tried it, and it just seems to be a quality issue of the plastic being so thin in the skirt moreso than an actual feature of the skirt; though it does work. XP Thank you though for pointing that out, bumgorth!
5年前
Very good Review :)
5年前
Nice review also a secret to add : Her skirt is flexible meaning you can flip/push it up to keep her revealed on display ;)
5年前
superunature5年前#9654901Excellent review, very informative and great picture, cant wait for mine

Thank you so much! ^^ I hope you like yours when you get her in!
5年前
Excellent review, very informative and great picture, cant wait for mine
5年前
weiwere5年前#9604902Nice review.
I waiting to receive my Isla too.
The card ID looks nice.
As for the base it's a pity it doesn't come with it but still I think the figure itself is nicely sculpted overall.


Thank you! ^^ I hope you get her in soon too, weiwere! She's really nice, even without a base. They did a really good job on her!
5年前
Nice review.
I waiting to receive my Isla too.
The card ID looks nice.
As for the base it's a pity it doesn't come with it but still I think the figure itself is nicely sculpted overall.
5年前
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