Super Sonico Easter Bunny (Blue) Review

Time to test out the new photo booth! Over the past few months, you may have noticed the lack of scale figure reviews being released by me on Tiro Finale. Much of that largely has to do with me dialing in the settings for my new setup. Unsatisfied with my current layout, I decided to ditch everything entirely and start from anew. This time, with a newly built photo booth. For now, I am still dialing in the lighting and trying my best to eliminate shadows. And what better way to do that with a little practice and a review at the same time? So, without further ado, let us jump into this lovely Sonico Easter Bunny review!
  • Manufacturer: FuRyu
  • Series: Super Sonico Concept Figure
  • Price: NA (prize figure, ~1,200-1,800 Yen)
  • Release Date: 02/2016
  • Scale: Non-scale
  • Material: PVC
Front View
Immediately, we see Sonico wearing nothing much but a bunny-outfit (?) of sorts. Sporting bunny ears, a bandeau, panties and a pair of high heels, this Sonico figure is definitely one bordering on the NSFW territory with an extremely revealing outfit.

Rear View
Yet, like every other Sonico figure which is scantily clad, she somehow manages to not look erotic. Perhaps it has something to do with her cute and innocent facial expression?

Right View
From the sides, Sonico's impressive figure is especially apparent considering she is not wearing much. Sonico may be famous for her well-defined curves but, another defining feature of her figure are her long shapely legs. 

Left View
Sonico's long legs are especially apparent in this figure since she is hardly wearing anything from the waist down. FuRyu's decision to not include stockings/pantyhose is a nice change of pace from what we usually see in prize figure Sonico(s). 

Close up, Sonico's facial details and expressions are instantly recognizable with her huge red pink eyes and bright expression. Not to mention, her signature silver headphones are present too. This time accompanied by a pair of yellow bunny ears with a blue ribbon. You might think all that additional head gear would cause her too look very unbalanced. Fortunately, the blue and yellow bow around her neck helps to balance the entire look. Good stuff!

Sonico's hair is similarly recognizable too in a graded tone of pink which gradually gets darker towards the tips. Quality wise there would be neither complaints nor compliments for it as it sits dead center in the "alright" territory. On one hand, Sonico's hair is well sculpted and flows nicely giving it an illusion of motion. On the other hand, the finish is notably rough and the edges are rather clumpy and blunt. Not the worse I have seen but, not the best either. Hence, the designation of it just being "alright" and that, is not a bad thing at all.

Rest assured, Sonico's bust is still as large as usual. If anything, her yellow bandeau just serves to highlight her prominent bust even further with ample cleavage and under-boob present. 

Me? I just really like the textured finish of her bandeau and how it seamlessly wraps around her chest. On top of that, there are no visible boob-seams at all! Boob-seams are always my primary concern with this sort of outfits as prize figures often skimp on manufacturing quality in that aspect. Fortunately, FuRyu has ensured no such nonsense and kept it smooth and continuous. More plus points right there!

For the most part, paint is good but, not perfect. The colors (blue, yellow and pink) really stand out and are very neatly painted with few occasions of paint spilling out of the borders. Still, there are a few notable inconsistencies with the painting with some spots looking more thinly painted than the others. From afar though, these inconsistencies are hardly noticable. 

Those keen-eyed among you would have noticed Sonico's headphones are lacking her usual suspension headband to make way for her bunny-ears.

Now done with the top half, let us make our gradual descent to Sonico's lower half.

Sonico has a stunning figure, if that was not already evident. This time though, Sonico looks to have gone on a strict diet to shed the pounds. Some many Sonico fans may not be too pleased about that and I would too be part of the ranks. Only thing is, I am somewhat agreeable with these proportions. Although, I do think her mid-abdomen is far too slim giving Sonico an exaggerated hourglass figure!

Sonico's legs are neatly crossed and fit securely into the base.

Adding to the Easter Bunny theme, Sonico has a fluffy pink tail too!

While Sonico may have lost some weight around her abdomen and arms, the same cannot be said about her waist and thighs.

Sonico's bottoms struggle to contain what much she has.

Even the arch of her back has been lovingly sculpted.

Tow little blue ribbons adorn her bottoms. It is indeed a nice touch to break the single-color monotony.

Sonico's heels too are in blue and sport a fluffy yellow tail of their own too.

While I cannot say I am a fan of this addition, I do agree that it adds a certain amount of variety to the design.

Only under very close inspection will you notice the slight paint spillage between the yellow and blue parts.

Despite not having much to wear, Sonico is still thoroughly impressive from top to bottom.

Truly, this is one of the most impressive figures on any Sonico prize figure I have seen thus far. Yes, she may be on the slim side (by Sonico's standards) but, somehow, the overall proportions just work and work well they do.

It is at this point, where I spend a little bit of time explaining the background of this figure. By now, Sonico is no stranger to prize figure with a new one coming out almost every month. FuRyu, a figure manufacturer, also happens to be the manufacturer which makes one of the most Sonico figures and if you ask me, one of the best at doing so too. 

With so many figure being put out, concepts and outfits eventually run dry which is why FuRyu sets itself apart by creating unique "Series" of figure for Sonico. Some years back, it was Sonico's Everyday Life with figures chronicling her daily activities such as changing, bathing, going out and making a call. Needless to say, the series was a hit and FuRyu followed up with the Fairy Tale series which had Sonico cosplay as various fairy tale characters such as The Queen of Hearts, Snow White and the Little Mermaid.

Now, their latest endeavor has them exploring "Concept Figures" with her cosplaying as a Unicorn, Nun and (now) a Easter Bunny each with two color variations. In the case of this Easter Bunny, the alternate color is pink. What design comes next? Only time will tell.

Generally speaking, I am not a fan of scantily clad Sonico figures. Frankly, I only bought this Sonico because she was cheap (1,200 Yen) and it helped to add up towards my shipping at Mandarake. When she arrived, I did not pay too much heed, telling myself I would get to her one day. A few months pass and curiosity hits like a truck as I wonder how this Sonico would be like. Needless to say - after all that has been said earlier - I was very impressed with the overall quality of the figure.

For its price, I struggle to find any tangible complaints about her. Yes, there may be one of two flaws notable due to cheaper manufacturing but, those hardly ruin the enjoyment of the figure. In a time where manufacturers are beginning to ask increasingly steep prices for simple scale figures, it is reasonably-prized yet high quality prize figures like these which help keep the hobby alive and, most importantly, attainable.

With that, comes an end to today's review. A 360 degree view is next so, stay tuned for that. Until next time, thank you so much for reading and have yourself a great day ahead!


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