Today is a very exciting post, since I am finally writing about a new Disney figure series available in Japanese arcades: Crystalux! They kicked off with Alice from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and will continue with Snow White, who I will be showing you as well in the spring! The idea behind the Crystalux figures is that they have kind of clear reflective chips in front of their eyes, which sets them apart from your usual painted on eyes on figures. For doll collectors ‘eyechips’ are not a new concept at all, but I have to say that I am quite intrigued by the idea of incorporating it into figures, which additionally do not break the bank as well!
What made me the most excited about the Crystalux releases (the two that have been released/announced so far), is the appearance of the Disney girls and that they are portrayed in their actual movie look. It is super refreshing to have this range of Disney figures next to Chibi versions like Qposket. Alice is captured in the secene at the very beginning of the movie, while she is actually talking to her cat Dinah. Honestly, I need a tiny Dinah to accompany her! Alice is (theoretically) sitting on a meadow and made a wreath out of daisies, which she is still holding in her hands.
Her face is very interesting, and not only due to her eyes! Her expression is very calm and serene, there is something knowing about it! Her eyebrows are light brown, her lips are a pale baby pink and she has a nice amount of slightly orange toned blush on her cheeks. Her eyes are defined by black eyeliner and behind her clear Crystalux eyechips, Alice has beautiful middle blue eyes! In general, I like her eyes very much, just be prepared that there are certain angles, which can reflect the light a bit strangely. Just comfort yourself that Alice is a good girl and would never be interested in stealing souls! 😉
Sitting on a meadow, Alice’s posure is very nice and realistic looking. Her golden blonde hair flows perfectly around her shoulders and her dress, classic in middle blue with the white apron on top, flares out nicely all around her. It looks very voluminous and swishy, pretty much thanks to her frilly petticoat, which is partially peeking out from under her dress.
Also peeking out, is one of her black Mary Jane shoes, which brings us to the literal downside of the figure: You pretty much get a very realistic bottom of the figure with Alice’s squished legs, bloomers and petticoat. For some reason, I find this aspect of the figure very amusing. You just would not expect that, would you?! There is no stand included, as I already have experienced in the past with figures that are sitting down. It still would have been nice, though!
Alice’s height is 11cm/4,3inches and I also took a picture next to my Qposket Alice to show you their main differences. I am really looking forward to Snow White because of two reasons: She should come with a stand because she is standing up and therefore we will see, how much taller the Crystalux girls truly are in comparison to the Qposket chibis. Honestly, I feel like I could not be luckier to have a second series of arcade prize Disney figures! The paint job of Crystalux Alice is lovely too: I can only see some minor marks on her apron, but that’s it!
Are you into the Crystalux girls? What do you think about their eyes?
Thank you so much for reading!