Series: Odin Sphere
Type: Non-articulated Figure
Retail Price: 7,800 yen
Sculptor: Long Long
Coming from YAMATO's SIF EX line of figures, Mercedes stands approximately 18 cm in height. Her crossbow Psypher is pointed downwards, and she's slightly elevated on her toes, like she's just landing or about to take off.
One of the most interesting aspects of the figure is its paintjob. Its finished with a very flat, matte style, which gives it a look more of being porcelain than plastic. Very effective, and works well in the context of the original art style as well.
The sculpt and paint are flawless, with no noticeable seems or sloppy paintwork, the translucent portions of the wings as well as the tip of the Psypher are frosted, allowing them to blend well with the matte paint on the rest of the figure.
One of the few issues I have with the figure is its base. It looks very unstable, and somewhat cheap, compared to the rest of the figure. The side views show this well, it actually is fairly stable, but it does rock if pushed a little, and Mercedes, while fairly securely held by the foot pegs, is not held tight enough to be lifted up while the base stays attached. A plain white or perhaps clear frosted base would probably have ended up looking better, all in all.
Here is a closeup on Mercedes' face and wings, giving a good look at the detail on her hair, as well as the frosted panels of the wings.
In addition to Mercedes, a small figure of a certain frog is included, who stands next to her on the base
Not much to say about him, he's sculpted and painted well, and he plays a fairly important role in her story, so having him is a nice touch.
All things considered, Mercedes is a high quality figure, if somewhat expensive for her general size.