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Sega Prize: Elsa of Arendelle

Updated: Feb 2, 2021

Can't get enough of Elsa, can I? This lovely statue is something I have had in my possession for some time now. I figured it's just that time to do another review since, to be honest, it definitely deserves it. The #Sega_Prize statue of Elsa is one of those that doesn't quite come often enough. It's a rare jewel so with all that winding up, let's get right into the toy review of Sega Prize Elsa.

This picture of the box is an old one; again I've had this beauty for a LONG time. I didn't keep the box for whatever reason. Usually I would keep something like that for a beautiful thing like this but didn't think I was going to need.

Elsa comes with no accessories. As always with anything that I get my hands on, I see the lack-of as a negative. I'm a bit more lenient especially when it's a statue--I'm even more accepting if the statue is just well done. For Sega Prize Elsa's case, I don't see it as a bad thing. That it is of course, my opinion. Let's just take a look at Elsa and see where she stands for everybody else.

There is no doubt that Elsa has remained to be in the spotlight despite the first Frozen being released almost six years ago. I am confident to say that one of her appealing qualities for the majority comes from her Snow Queen dress. Any toy line who wish to get a piece of the ever-so-popular Frozen pie has to get her dress right in one way or another. So right off the get go I want to say that Sega did a marvelous job. There are a tons of sculpted details that is as accurate to the movie as it can be. Sega captures a lot of the tiny details that can be easily be missed considering how little screen time Elsa in her Snow Queen outfit got, all things considered. The snowflake designs on her sleeves are present and are sculpted instead of just vinyl. Her corset top has layers and not just flat plastic. Her long skirt also has lines of sculpting that incorporates wrinkles and such. Then there's her cape--this has to be one of the highlights in terms of sculpting. Snowflakes peppered everywhere, large and small makes it stick out; definitely pays homage to her movie counterpart.

Now what is Elsa without that pretty face, right? This statue does a fine job on sculpting her hair and replicating her facial features. Along with the cape, the face is definitely a big selling point. There are a handful of Elsa figurines out there but very few really get Elsa's face; the Sega Prize figurine is one of them.

Now I don't usually go over the base in its own section since most figurines I have (#Bishoujo and the such) gives me satisfaction in terms of base. The Sega Prize Elsa is a bit of a lackluster. It's not a huge complaint but maybe a snowflake design? Or at least making the figure stand look a bit more snow/ice-like instead of just plain white plastic? It is also worth noting that the way the cape is well sculpted to replicate cloth flowing in the wind, the tip of the said cape gets in the way of standing Elsa up. It's best to display her close to the edge of the shelf so that the cape can properly be displayed.

Let me point out the areas of the coloring that somewhat bothers me: her hair and her sleeves. Now there's nothing wrong with the color of her hair. I see Elsa's hair color as platinum blonde--sometimes it looks silver, depends on where she is and what's her background. But for the most part, Elsa has a very platinum blonde hair. Sega did a fine job in terms of accuracy but it does look flat without the proper lighting. I took most of the pictures with out flash and I depended on my photoshoot lights for the lighting. I like how they turned out since they gave her hair and other areas natural shadowing/shading. Something that Sega didn't provide. The sleeves also has the same dull shade to it that truly breaks away from the amazing things they did with the rest of her outfit. Definitely the choice of plastic for her cape was no brainer. It makes it look ice-like, which is what her outfit looks like canonical form. The corset and the skirt are also done well and definitely completes Elsa's outfit color-wise. Now along with the amazing sculpting of Elsa's face, the coloring for her eyeshadow and her lips puts it all together. Can't be an accurate Elsa face with sculpting and painting working together.

The posture they gave Elsa is something we have seen before. It derives from a very popular promotion picture of Frozen and it's an easy find through the use of google. I like it. I enjoy said posing even more because we get to see Elsa's full posture behind the cape. Now without being too revealing, Elsa has a very strong sexuality to her. She has a swagger with her hips and she stands with elegance as well as confidence when she let it all go.

There's still an innocence to Elsa, which this statue and/or posture really conveys. Combine that with the dynamic of the cape, definitely close to perfect!

Speaking of figurine that is accurate to the source material, here is Sega Elsa next to the Figma Elsa. Figma Elsa is definitely the next thing that I have that highly resembles Elsa in her canonical appearance. While the two take different routes with the color/paint scheme, the face and the idea definitely makes her 99% accurate to how she is supposed to look like.

As a statue I constantly go back to and claim is one of the best Elsa figurines out there, I definitely think that Sega Prize Elsa deserves to be in the shelves of all Elsa collectors. This one was definitely a sleeper hit and I took note of her slightly later than her initial release so I had to pay a little extra. I don't regret the price I paid and I am VERY pleased to have her. The small missed opportunities with the paint and the stand doesn't take away from everything this figurine puts on the table. Again, I highly recommend her to anyone who can catch her for a decent price. So with that said, here's to hoping we get Elsa Frozen Fever, Elsa Olaf Winter Adventure, and Elsa Frozen 2 in this quality, eh?

Until Next Time!

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