Izaya Orihara Durarara!! Altair 2012 1/8 scale

 

Someone at Alter clearly loves fangirls, thus their latest offering to us is the 1/8th scale statue of Drrr’s Izaya. He stands 8.2 inches tall and all 8 inches are perfectly vile looking.

Man oh man this guy looks great. His pose is pretty cool the movement of his coat is awesome, you can see how the sculptor put a lot of effort into making it look like it’s blowing back behind him.

The smirk crossing his face honestly makes my skin crawl. it’s perfect for the character as he talks into his phone. No doubt ruining some poor saps day. His eyebrows arch downward just a hair adding to the evident emotion on his face. The detail on his eyes is well painted, giving them an almost catlike appearance, and let’s face it he has always been a little catty. The v-neck shirt does a nice job of showing off his collar-bone, his chest has zero definition to it regardless of how low the shirts neckline goes, but no one should be surprised by him being totally scrawny. The shirt does have nice bits of shading around the wrinkles, they used a black to accentuate the dark gray without making it look overdone.

Just like his lack of muscle definition, Izaya also does not believe in hips, for that matter I couldn’t get a good picture of it because the coat kept getting in the way, but he has a really flat keister. His belt is fairly simple, nothing elaborate or noteworthy there. At the risk of sounding like a complete pervert, the way his pants conform to the shape of his body is very well done as well. The sculptor paid quite a bit of attention to detail in that particular ummmm… area…

His legs are long and lanky, but not overly detailed, his pants have seam lines on the sides but nothing else really special here.

His shoes are also fairly simple, though those soles must add at least an inch to his height.

Now turning him around you get some glorious detail. This boy needs to be on a mirrored shelf to get the full appeal. Look at the layering on his hair, phenomenal really. It’s even got a messy appeal to it with how it goes every which way. His hood also falls nicely and naturally against his back. The fur lining is textured and pretty cool as well.

Now the wrinkles at his mid back show the movement of the jacket really well yet again. The really great thing here is hard to catch on camera, but the seam line for the coat actually moves with the wrinkles. It’s not just a straight line right down the middle of his back.

The way his coat waves is pretty cool, though it might go out a little too far on the sides. It looks great on the figure, but imagining it laying flat is kind of awkward…. The hand in his coat pocket is a very original touch, it shows how the character itself is aiding in the movement of the figure. Not something you see too often.

His legs are more defined in back, specifically at the knees, where it’s wrinkled. You can also see the added heel on the back of his shoes. Maybe Izaya’s actually shorter than I thought. 

One thing I forgot to mention up a few paragraphs ago was his pants pockets, they actually indent in a little bit. Now THAT is detailing.

Izaya also comes with an extra arm. An alternate so if you don’t like the phone, you can have him holding out his little switchblade. So now your Izaya can not just threaten you over the phone, but in person as well.

His base is a clear red with a black swirl on it. it also says DRRR!! on it, that kind of blends with the black of the base.

Some great detail went into both the phone and the switchblade regardless of how small they are. The phone has a call and end call button. There is also kanji portrayed on the screen. It also has a cellphone strap. That actually dangles. It’s attached by wire. The switchblade has silver inside the handle showing where the blade slides in. Very good job on the little bits! 

The box is pretty cool all reds and with sharp red lines. It matches with the tone of the figure quite nicely and features standard character art.

Pose: 10/10

Detail: 10/10

Paint: 10/10

Overall: 10/10

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About Tekizen

I am a thirty two year old fujoshi. I adore Aniplex and Capcom both to a near criminal degree. I love cosplaying. Some of my favorites to date are Miles Edgeworth and Chrollo Lucifer. I am also currently working on Tatsuya Suou. My absolute favorite genre is mystery. I LOVE a good mystery. I have a varying degree of fandoms. I love a lot of different anime, but I can honestly say I love old school american cartoons just the same. My favorite book is The Bacta War in the Star Wars X Wing novel series. I finally beat the Demi-Fiend! He was freaking hard!. I think that's all for now though.
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