A visit to Max Factory’s studios! (・ω・)ノ


It’s been about a year since we moved offices to the Skytree, but in all that time I’ve never had much of a chance to enter Max Factory’s work studios! (I’m pretty sure that all I’d manage to accomplish by coming in here is being a nuisance… ^^;)

But today is my first time!! (((゚Д゚)))

Mamamasu-kun’s office has been changed into a little studio, so I asked if I could come in and take a look! I used to sit very close to him before he moved into this studio… it’s become a little more lonely since he moved away… but now I think it’ll be easier to come in and steal prototypes for the blog! ヽ(゜∀゜)ノ
From Fire Emblem: Awakening:
1/7th Scale Tharja

From the Nintendo 3DS game, ‘Fire Emblem: Awakening’ comes a figure of the the Dark Mage who hails from Plegia, Tharja! She is posed with a sexy gaze across her face and her proportions which are considered the ‘best in the army’ have been faithfully kept in figure form. She also wears a beautiful regal cape which has been carefully sculpted to help bring out her character even more.

The stand also features intricate detail, with a large pile of magic books for her to lean on, and an ominous skull placed at the bottom to truly bring out the atmosphere of the Fire Emblem world!

“Hee, hee, hee!”

Those of you who have played the game are likely hearing Tharja’s memorable laugh play through their head right now! Σ(゚∀゚ )

She is a 1/7th scale figure making her rather large, but because she is posed leaning over she doesn’t take up too much space – so it shouldn’t be too hard to find display space for her! She has a really sexy, mature charm that Tharja fans are sure to fall in love with!
This is how she looks from the back!

Those long, slim legs are really something!! 。・゜・(ノ∀`)・゜・。

Tharja’s whole body is covered by black tights, it’s amazing how the texture of the tights comes out so vividly just through the paintwork!! It genuinely looks like she is wearing tights!!! The color becomes thinner around her thighs and darker around the knees as if the material is really stretching!

You really need to have a close look at things like this to really appreciate how much work goes into these figures! (`・ω・´)
Look at that lovely downcast look!

Tharja is somewhat addicted to the Avatar, and you can see her tsundere personality coming out in this pose very nicely! It’s quite hard to see from this photo, but she even has a light eye-shadow beneath her eyes! Her tender looking lips are also well worth noting – they actually have a bit of a duck face look, which adds a bit of cute appeal to her as well!! (*´∀`)

What is this strange warm feeling…?
Tharja must have cast one of her hexes on me!!
The pile of books is so detailed!

Each book has beautiful golden corners and you can even make out the separate pages in the books! Even when zoomed in like this they still look great! I love it when I get this excited about even the smaller parts of a figure – it shows just how amazing they are!

I’m sure that many of you aren’t paying too much attention to the books though… one’s eyes do tend to wander a little bit further upward don’t they?
I can’t help feeling a little bit jealous at that volume… (=゜ω゜=)
Her lovely, lean tummy!

Even though she is wearing black tights you can still tell she has soft, lady-like skin! You can also make out her rigid pelvis which contrasts against the soft skin beautifully! You’d be surprised how much of the human body’s beauty relies on this stomach area! (`・ω・´)
The sculptwork on her cape is fantastic!

Look close…. look very close!! The weight, the texture and the folds of the material are all so perfect! It looks more realistic than a real cape looks!!

It’s hard to imagine that this all came about about from a sculptor’s mind! Of course there are designs that the figure is based on, but to think it would come out looking so real is simply outstanding! We need to somehow preserve the skills of the sculptors for future generations!! ( `ω´)
My favorite shot for today! ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ

Normally my best shots end up as low angle shots, but today’s is a simple straight angle! The overall balance of the figure, the way her wrists are twisted and the fact that you can only just see her one eye peeking over the top all make this angle the best for me! (`・ω・´)
Max Factory puts so much effort into the smaller parts!

The skull is a similar dark red color to the inside of her cape. Fancy! (=゜ω゜=)

The books as well as the skull are planned to not be held in place by tabs or anything, so you can freely place them wherever you like! I always like being able to place the little extra items like these absolutely anywhere!
From Fire Emblem: Awakening:
1/7th Scale Tharja

She’ll be up for preorder from tomorrow!!
Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries!

Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

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