Figure Review: Selvaria Bles (1/7th Scale ALTER PVC Figure)

Topic started by ShadowKnight508 on Jan. 8, 2011. Last post by Daniel_Newton 4 years, 1 month ago.
Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,358 posts) See mini bio Level 19
In what is my first blog here on AnimeVice in over 5 months, I have decided to start writing reviews on the anime figures that I have purchased in the past year or so. Today, I will be writing a review on the 1/7th Scale PVC Valkyria Chronicles Selvaria Bles figure that I purchased from Play-Asia in mid-October. 

1/7th Scale Selvaria Bles (Box)
1/7th Scale Selvaria Bles (Box)

Some Quick Background Information

Produced by ALTER Corporation and licensed by SEGA as part of their "Project Valkyria" product lineup, the 1/7th Scale PVC Valkyria Chronicles Selvaria Bles figure was released in Japan and was made available on Play-Asia for sale mid-way through October 2010 for roughly 9,800 Yen (excluding taxes). It was sculpted by famed figure designer Motokatsu Hane for ALTER.

Analysis of Figure

Standing roughly 25 Cm tall, Selvaria Bles comes with a glossy black base with her Valkyria Shield, Lance, and a detachable cape that can be removed for display preference. The amazing amount of detail that both ALTER and Motokatsu Hane put into this figure is incredible, from the intricate details on her military outfit to the detail and coloring of her shield and lance. Her head is easily removable in order to swap in/out the cape and her two hands can be swapped out for either her lance/shield or hands-free depending on what you wish her to pose with. The intricate sword on her hip can be removed if desired, but for overall appearances, Selvaria Bles looks better with it attached. 

 Selvaria Bles (With Valkyria Lance/Shield shown in example)
 Selvaria Bles (With Valkyria Lance/Shield shown in example)

My Opinions

Selvaria Bles was the second figure that I added to my humble collection (and the first from ALTER), and I will admit that she is easily the favorite in my collection to date. With incredible detail, high quality, and great overall presence when displayed on my bookshelf, this is one purchase that I will not regret one bit.  I would highly recommend purchasing her to any figure collector or Valkyria Chronicle fan who would love to own a great piece of VC merchandise.

Slevaria Bles (Close-up Detail)
Slevaria Bles (Close-up Detail)

Final Scores

1/7th Scale Valkyria Chronicles Selvaria Bles PVC Figure (2010 ALTER Co.)

Price: 9,800 Yen ($119.00 USD)
Availability: Limited (Limited Edition: Currently Out of Stock on Play-Asia)
Detail: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Would I recommend it to others?: Yes

Post by JJOR64 (2,074 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Post by Destinyheroknight (10,466 posts) See mini bio Level 21
Me want
But it cost a little to must
Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,358 posts) See mini bio Level 19
@JJOR64:  Agreed. I have been a fan of both Selvaria and Alicia for over a year, so I was thrilled when I discovered that ALTER was doing Selvaria Bles back in the summer. 

@Destinyheroknight: The steep price at first put me off, but I saved up for 4 months in order to snag her before Play-Asia ran 1st out of stock in October.

Post by sotyfan16 (1,342 posts) See mini bio Level 20

Cool figure. She has a big rack.

Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,358 posts) See mini bio Level 19
@sotyfan16: friends thought that as well when they first laid eyes on her xD
Post by Daniel_Newton (3,321 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Great review and really cool figure, really nice detail on it. Still it is a lot of money, but you can see why.
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