To my surprise, less than a week after it was shipped, my 1/7 scale Hayate Yagami figure by Alter has arrived! This is the fastest that I’ve ever received something shipped from Japan.
It came in a really huge box, which is probably why shipping cost so much. The weight and size of the box is probably why it got here so fast. It would make more sense to get rid of light parcels that take up lots of room first so that you can fit more things on the plane/truck for all the christmas presents being mailed everywhere this month. From the looks of it, someone took a peek at my invoice while it was being shipped here; is that even legal?
The actual packaging for the picture was huge itself and just barely fit inside the box it was shipped in.
There’s a big window infront to show everything inside :)
The back of the box just has some info on the figure and on Hayate.
All of the pieces were wrapped in plastic and placed nicely in the package.
When I finally took the figure out, I thought it was just amazing. It’s pretty big because of the cape and wings, but there’s so much detail too. I actually didn’t notice how short her skirt was until I took this picture because I was admiring how detailed the rest of the figure is.
A low angle shot shows how much detail was put into this part of the figure ;)
Hayate looks like she’s casting a spell.
Rein is also casting a spell. She looks like she’s floating, but she’s actually attached to one of Hayate’s wings.
A closeup of Hayate and Rein.
Hayate’s hat is shaped exactly like her head and just sits on top so you can take it off if you don’t like it.
Here’s what Hayate looks like when she’s in unison with Rein.
Another angle of Hayate in unison form. I really liked the paint they chose for her clothes, it’s so shiny!
My only problem is with this white blotch on her jacket. It looks like this one got by the quality checkers at the factory.
This is what Hayate looks like from behind.
I really liked the jewel-like look at the end of Hayate’s staff and on her sleeve.
Hayate’s Book of the Night Sky is probably one of the more detailed parts of the figure. The shape of the pages matches what a really thick book would look like if it wre open, and you can also make out the individual characters on the open pages.
The placement of the wings was also pretty impressive. In the anime they don’t actually come out from the body, so the sculptor had to find a way to make it look like they’re just floating there and I think he did a very good job.
This middle wing is attached to the inside of Hayate’s jacket.
I was so focused on the figure that I almost forgot to take a shot of the staff. It’s about as long as the figure is tall, so it goes well with the figure. Sometimes items for figures are slightly too big or too small and it just ends up looking weird.
I think Hayate’s actually supposed to hold onto the white part of the staff since it fit in her hand better (it was a little bit thicker), but the white paint looks like it rubs off easily so instead I had my figure hold it further back. The only problem with holding it at the gold part though is that it doesn’t fit into her hand as well so sometimes it falls off if you touch it.
The base is just a plain white plastic base with a label printed on it. For those who haven’t watched Nanoha or don’t know german, “Meister des nachthimmels” means “Master of the Night Sky” and “Buch Der Nachthimmel” means “Book of the Night Sky.”
Rein also came with her own stand if you don’t want her floating by Hayate. I couldn’t get that plastic piece into the hole in Rein’s cape though. I was afraid I might break something since she’s so small.
I’ve got to say that this is definitely the best figure I’ve ever bought and it’s now my favourite. It was also the most expensive figure I’ve ever bought, but it was well worth it.