Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hot Toys 1/6 Alice Part 2

Show-stealing MOLLE vest

More images of Hot Toys' Movie Masterpiece 1/6 Alice from "Resident Evil: Afterlife" without any weapon or accessory attached after the long in troduction in the previous posting. ^^

Unfortunately, the rigid shape of Alice's boots is not cooperating with the adjustment on her ankles for the figure to stand properly. To address that weakness in stability, the display base is needed to support even the simplest standing pose of the figure. ^^;

A quick look at the standard Hot Toys display base included for Alice:

Tampo-printed logo of "Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D" and the character nameplate on the top face of the base.

Bottom view of the base.

Copyright information on the bottom face of the base.

The metal hangers can be raised/retracted from the stand.

The one-piece metal part can be pulled out from the stand completely to reveal that it's just the part's elastic property that is enabling its sliding gimmick.

The display base is used to support Alice.

More images of a stably-standing Alice that is much more secure for the photoshoot. ^^

Closeups on the details:







As expected of Hot Toys, the overall quality of Alice is amazing. ^^ From the lovely head sculpt that realized Milla Jovovich's likeness as Alice, to the full fabric body suit made of different materials, there are so many details to be admired on this figure. ^^ As mentioned in the previous posting, the head sculpt is definitely a major reason behind this purchase. It looks so real! Then again, some of the ultra-realistic details may cause it to fall into the uncanny category upon close scrutiny. ^^; Since the position of her eyeballs can't be changed (unlike that of ZCGirl's 1/6 Sniper Muriel Black Ver.), Alice maintains a stiff, distanced look on her face the entire time. ^^; I also think that the hair part should be made bigger as the face appears abnormally large as compared to the entire head, especially when viewed from a lower angle. It may look real, but perhaps not in a very pleasant way. ^^;

On the other hand, the bright red lipstick is a feature I like very much about the head sculpt. ^^ It's amazing to see that it remains as glossy as I remembered it after getting the figure in four years ago. ^^ In an apocalyptic world overrun by zombies and monsters controlled by an evil greedy corporation, I don't know how Alice managed to stay so clean, or where she got her makeups from, but I like it nonetheless. ^o^ It's certainly great to see that the head sculpt captures that lovely look very accurately.

Besides the head sculpt, the vest worn by Alice is also an amazing feature on the figure. It's practically a functional MOLLE vest with many straps neatly arranged and sewn together. The gaps between the straps can be used to hold small-sized accessories, even though there's nothing included in the set that can be used to demonstrate this added feature - Alice was never shown using her vest like so in the movie anyway. As a matter of fact, I don't remember her vest being really special in any way in the movie, but that's probably because I was too focused on Milla's look. ^o^ The design of this 1/6 scale figure is able to portray the elaborate details of the MOLLE vest, making it a highlight of the figure's craftsmanship besides the head sculpt. ^^

The tight-wrapping body suit and leg warmers are designed with their own texture and are made of real fabric like the MOLLE vest mentioned above as well, but in terms of details and look, they are rather normal as compared to the vest. ^^

Milla Jovovich as Alice in "Resident Evil: Afterlife".
Images are from IMDB.

Call it a realistic representation of Alice from "Resident Evil: Afterlife", or a very detailed 1/6 action figure with amazing material design for its costume, either way, this is a very impressive figure. ^^

Still on the "base" figure, a look at Alice's articulation design before moving on to her option parts and some weapons in the next posting. ^^

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