Character: Teana Lanster
Series: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
Type: Non-articulated Figure
Retail Price: 6,800 yen
Returning after an extended hiatus, I once again present an entry into Alter's line of 1/7 figures based on the characters from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
. This time the figure is of Teana Lanster, Stars 4 and a user of the Intelligent Device Cross Mirage.
Posed in a kneeling position, Teana is approximately 15 cm in height and doesn't have any of the possible leaning issues previous figures reviewed here have had, in fact, she can even be posed without her base at all! (A fact that will be exploited in a later entry...)
Seen here from the front and back, her pose really has her facing to either side, instead of front or back. Her clothes and hair are sculpted to give a sense that she is in the middle of turning to fire on her opponent.
Viewing her from the top, we see her stand which, as with all the figures in this line, provides a summary of her stats (with the obligatory engrish) as well as the detail on her twintails, giving a sense of her head whipping around. Similarly, from the bottom we can see the detail in the sculpt even in the areas that would be unseen normally, as well as the creases in her thighhighs where her knees are bent. The paint job is up to Alter's usual superb standards, with no noticeable errors, even in the piping on her jacket and skirt or the buckles on her boots.
Next we are going to look at the special options that this figure has. Most notably, there are two sets of arms, one set has Cross Mirage in Gun Mode, while the other has it in Dagger Mode. Both versions are shown above, along with the second feature, the white outer jacket is removable, allowing you to pose her in her sleeveless dress. Unfortunately the white outer skirt is not similarly removable, but the brown belt may come off (though not easily).
The facial sculpt is highly accurate to the animation designs, her eyes are looking towards the target sighted in her right gun, and her mouth is open in mid spell cast.
The final images show Teana posed with a mixed set of limbs, allowing a total of 8 different ways to display her. My personal preference is the lower image, with a Gun in the right hand and a dagger in the left, but any of the combinations of arms and jacket yield a fantastic display piece.
As with Signum before her, Alter has presented the definitive version of Teana, and this figure is highly recommended to any Nanoha fan.