After years of trying I finally got my hands on a figure of Elizabeth from Persona 3. She looks like she’s going to be a true delight for Megaten fans, let’s take a closer look at her shall we?
Elizabeth’s hat rests comfortably on her head, they did a pretty good job with the paint, so one of the paint goes off onto her hair. Her hair does a great job of framing her face. Her golden eyes have strayed away from her grimoire so her gazed is focused entirely on you. The smallest smile graces her lips.
Her collar is belled out, large, and goes down into a tight fitting top. Here we encounter one of my few problems with this figure. The top design on her dress looks far from amazing specifically the black of the inner circle is a painting catastrophe.
Once you get down past her boobs (that clearly distracted the painter) the rest of the paint on her dress is painted spot on. Her tight dress loosens around her waist, the loose skirt piece makes the floating pose look all that much better.
Her boots look passably realistic, they’re slim and cling to her ankles nicely. The three buttons down the front of each one is placed evenly and painted accurately.
She has a gorgeous profile, that looks so very realistic, all in all I think her face looks perfect. From the side you can see the seam in her poofy hair, it’s not great but it’s far from the worst ever.Her thin shoulders are hunched slightly forward, which detracts slightly from her seemingly relaxed pose. Her thin arms have light muscle tone which is fitting given that’s this is her fighting game figure and heaven knows she probably enjoyed hitting people with her compendium.
Her wrist rests easily against her leg, the sculpt of the glove is very nice and I love how her fingers look in spite of being clad in gloves, you can see how thin and bony her fingers are even through the fabric. The book in her hand is labeled Le Grimoire de Couer which is French for ‘The Book of the Heart.’ Kinda makes sense for a Persona compendium.
Her skirt and her leg both have a totally visible seam line that really would have been just fine had they sanded it down a bit more.
From the other side you see the truth, she is not resting her head against her hand as it appears from the front view. In fact her hand doesn’t touch her face at all, she’s actually fiddling with her collar, it’s a very subtle very well played gesture.
This side of her dress has a few minor paint flaws.
The back of Lizzy’s head has some minor hair definition. The upper back is also where the swirl of Persona energy attaches to her.
So that energy, let’s talk about that for a minute. It’s actually pretty neat. Taito used a transparent blue plastic for it that looks great with Lizzy’s colors. If you look closely at the edges you’ll see where a darker gradient was added it looks great. Then there are the tarot cards floating around her, the paint here is fantastic.
The other place the energy connects is to the page of the grimoire she’s holding. Personally I think this looks really cool, but I’m kind of disappointed that the two visible pages have the exact same info on them. Some of the writing is actual written words!
Her base is a clear circle with a pole coming out of the back. She fits on it very well. I really didn’t really expect Taito to give me something that worked, but they exceeded my expectations with something that not only worked but worked well.
Overall this is probably the best of the humanoid Persona figures from the line so far. Definitely worth her 15 dollar cost.