Tag: Odin Sphere

Alter Gwendolyn

Snapshots: The Demon Lord’s Valkyrie

Odin Sphere hit the Playstation 2 way back in 2007. This makes me feel REALLY old. At the end of 2008, Alter released this Gwendolyn figure for the first time. This was way before I started collecting, but from what I gather this figure was quite ahead of its time in terms of the sculpt and quality. It became a grail figure for many, to such an extent that she was re-released in 2010 (before re-releases became a somewhat common practice). I missed out on that one too, but then the powers that be ordained that Odin Sphere would get a remake for the new console generation.

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Velvet with Cornelius by Alter

Snapshots: Alter’s Odin Sphere lineup

It took a while but Alter’s revisiting their Odin Sphere line. They’ve re-released Mercedes and Gwendolyn, but the most exciting thing is no doubt the brand new Velvet and Cornelius set.

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Yamato Velvet

Snapshot: Looking back with Velvet

This week’s Figure Friday Challenge involved the theme of looking backward. I do have a few figures with an over the shoulder glance, eventually settling on Yamato’s Velvet for the challenge.

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Velvet by Yamato

Figure Review: Velvet by Yamato

This is my last acquisition from that Yamato sale a way back. Like Mercedes, Velvet hails from the Playstation 2 game Odin Sphere. In the game, she’s the illegitimate daughter of a king, and is now living in exile. However, her cursed blood comes back to haunt her, and she finds herself in a battle to prevent the world’s ending. I struggle to wake up in the morning for work, so she must have it pretty rough.

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Mercedes by Yamato

Figure Review: Mercedes by Yamato

Here’s another acquisition from the Yamato sale a while back. Mercedes is one of the five protagonists featured in the Playstation 2 game Odin Sphere. She starts out as a spoiled princess, but is forced to take leadership of the forest of Ringford and become the queen of all fairies. Of all the storylines featured in the game, I liked Mercedes’s the best. It perfectly embodies the game’s primary theme of finding hope within despair.

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