I’m not totally sure as to how many went and got Vita’s Unison version, rather than the regular Vita. In my experience here, I was practically the only one who bought Unison Vita, though a quick check of my feedreader and google show that there are at least a couple of people who like the striking color scheme of Unison Vita. Anyway, what do I have to say about her?
A moderate amount of things.
A quick look at Vita tells that the first thing anyone would notice is of course, the hugeass mallet, Graf Eisen. It, or should I say he, comes in three variants: regular, rocket, and gigant form, while regular Vita has the former two and Zerstorung form. It’s funny though, as, at least to the best of my knowledge, the gigant form shows up with Vita in regular form in A’s, while the Zerstorung form shows up in Unison Vita form in StrikerS.
One of the things that came to light only when I took some proper photographs days and days ago was that her dress – a very simple and cute dress at that – has a somewhat pinkish glow in some areas, rather than being a pure or dirty white all over. It’s a nice companion to the the pink jewels studded on her dress, as well as her gloves.
Her hat is also, bluntly put, ridiculously large and the bunnies on both sides only serve to complement its size. Not to say that they look absurd however, they accentuate the cuteness of the whole costume, as well as provide a childlike side to the whole thing, letting Vita’s wardrobe enhance the child-sized figure, and at many times, personality, that she has. The yellows of her hat and ribbons are slightly, ever so slightly, different from each other, though it’s not big deal. The cross designs on both her shoulders end abruptly in the back as well, so there isn’t a very smooth transition, texture-wise.
The pink of her ribbons is a nice contrast to the otherwise plain black-and-whiteness of the front part of her dress, yet still also complements the pinks in the dress and gloves. The choker also continues the cross motif found in many parts of her dress.
She shows her hot-bloodedness through her pose and facial expression, but her feminine grace still permeates throughout the way she somewhat daintily holds Graf Eisen.
The normal and rocket forms have a sort of shiny, metallic effect, even though they’re made of plastic. And that point is really sharp.
Perhaps a bit of Japanese flavor can be seen in the very elaborate, obi-like ribbon in the back.
Her boots are also studded with those pink jewels, keeping the trend of pink-on-white.
She looks quite excited to be swinging her rather unwieldy weapon like that.
The closeup also shows quite a number of excess chunks and pieces of PVC that were most unfortunately stuck there.
Similar to the 8th shot, but it looks a lot cooler with the gigant form.
All in all, a lovely figure, and with such an incredible, attention-grabbing, dynamic pose, a striking color scheme, and an overall great sculpt are all part of the quality craftsmanship we’ve all come to know Alter for. Both Unison Vita and regular Vita are, despite the minor flaws, a perfect addition to any self-respecting figure connoisseur.
PS: I seem to have accidentally switched to the single-image browser uploader here; does anyone know how to switch back to the multi-image flash uploader? Two and a half years of WordPress and I still don’t know what’s what.