Not exactly official art, but it’s a good likeness.
Eve was released in four colours: Normal Black which I own, Wine Red which is sort of Limited Ed but can easily be gotten, White which is limited to 650 pieces worldwide and Purple, 350 pieces. These numbers are rumoured only though.
This is the first large-scale PVC figurine of Eve. There are resin kits coming up though but these require time, skill and effort to make them look good. Even is standing straight, with her legs crossed, in one of those model poses you don’t ever see anyone in real life doing. It’s the sort of beauty pose that isn’t too interesting, but this figure makes up for the lack of dynamicism in the pose with 4 gimmicky additions. 5 if you include the secret gimmick I’ll show you later. Or 6 if you include the 4 colour versions.
She’s in her usual gothic loli dress, but it’s battle scarred and torn, revealing more skin than usual. Her black thigh high leggings are an integral factor to the loli-goth image. She has a metallic-painted cross on her upper chest that is very nice and detailed.
Eve’s long blond hair, so regularly used as weaponry, is nice and flowing with a notable red translucent blade transformed. The red blade is Gimmick 1. Two ahoges stick out from the top of her head.
On Eve’s left hand is an angel wing nanotransformation. What purpose this serves is unknown, since all her angel wings in the anime and manga sprout from her shoulder blades. I really would’ve preferred a scuplt that’s loyal to that. Wtf can a wing on an arm do? Either way,this is Gimmick 2. Eve, with her blade and wing, now looks a bit unique from the hordes of black clothed blond loli figurines out there. The wing is rather detailed with many layers of feathery appendages, shaded nicely to give it a very 3D look. I like it. But it’s still sprouting from the wrong place.
Being a loli-type character, Eve obviously has loli-type body. But it isn’t over-loli, as she does have breasts of the B cup range. Speaking of which, I got a google hit on this site with the phrase "average japanese women cup size". I wonder if they found the info here.
Perky. The bliss of youth.
Gimmick 3 is the White Cat. It’s the one that appears periodically in BC and it’s very cute. There isn’t much detail obviously because of the style, but the face is very well printed, very clean. However, it’s those "free" kind of accessory that doesn’t have any point of attachment to the figurine. This may be good in the sense that it doesn’t leave any visible peg/hole lying around and you can play it whereever you want, but such things do tend to get lost, fall over/off.
It’s small alright. But cute.
As for the upskirting, Even is in a common pair of white pantsu. Nothing spectacular.
The best part of this figurine is the base. This is possible the nicest non-diorama base I’ve come across so far. Obviously GSC Saki’s chair base, PSE Pinup’s Happyface base are better but these are special types. Eve’s base is a dark matt ABS brown which mimics those expensive wood bases used on real art displays. There’s even a golden name tag with classy black font that reads, "Black Cat Eve" in caps. Very elegant indeed. Pity the figurine is crap compared to the base.
I haven’t explained why it’s crap. Let me shatter your delusions of this being a good figurine.
The paint job is horrendous. There are chips and cracks all over, improper line painting, poor detailing etc. The skintone is terrible and overly yellow, much like a jaundiced baby. The eye decals look extremely artificial. The metal buckles on Eve’s leg cuffs are all messed up.
The moulding is bad. It isn’t crisp and there’s flash. I don’t know if you can call it flash here, but when moulds are poorly made or over-used, they tend to leak plastic and this creates excess at the edges. This is a notorious problem with injection model kits, at least non-Bandai ones. Eve’s fringe suffers from this problem. Not only is there excess plastic at the edges, the ends aren’t sharp enough, so it looks really stubby and cheap. The paint job on the hair is very inconsistent too. The front part is a dark yellow with white tones while the longer back parts are very light yellow with dark yellow at the ends. Basically, it’s bad.
The seamlines at the top of her head are super obvious too.
The battle-torn dress is a nice idea but the application was poor. The black paint smudged in some areas, tainting the light frilly area. I also felt the lining of the skirt was way too dark, to the extent it looked dirty. Eve is a clean girl, she’s not dirty. Why make her wear a dirty skirt?
Eve’s face is alright but as I said, the eyes are fake-looking. It seems the eye colour isn’t right, it’s too much pink when it should be more red. The mouth was poorly painted on though.
Her fringe is just too blunt. If you zoom into the big picture, you may be able to see the ill-moulded bits.
It was difficult to place Eve on her base, I had to bend her leg a bit. But luckily, the base is very stable and I do not foresee any warpage occuring at all.
Ok now for the secret Gimmick 5!!
Eve’s huge amount of hair and massive hairblade are totally supported by her long and soft neck. If any warpage occurs in this figurine, it will be here. Anyone touching any part of her hair or blade will notice her doing part of the Haruhi ED dance! Check out the video I made. I fear that Eve may break her neck anytime though.
While I’m delighted to have a figurine of a character I love, the poor quality of it leaves me with a sick feeling. The set of pictures look make it look better than it actually is really. I do hope Alter or some other better company make the rest of the BC girls. For BC fans, this is a good buy. If not, then forget it.
- Maker: Happinet
- Material: PVC
- Price: 3600 yen
- Height: 16 cm
- Scale: 1/8
Score (Maximum is 10)
- Pose: 7
- Paintjob: 5
- Detail: 6.5
- Design: 8.5
- Originality: 8
- Excitement: 7.5
- Extras: 9