Iona by SEGA

A few months ago I reviewed a Nendoroid of this character. This time it’ll be a prize figure made by SEGA. I just watched the second movie Ars Nova Cadenza and I thought about reviewing her. The movie is great, much better than the TV series. In a few weeks a Kongou figure by FunnyKnights should be released and I can’t wait for mine to arrive. I’m a little nervous though, FK’s quality is not te best, but some of their figures are very well made. The figure is about 18cm tall. I don’t really like SEGA. Their quality is pretty bad, but I took the risk with this figure. It didn’t turn out as bad as I thought.


The base is a very simple black piece of plastic. Sega screwed the figure to it. It’s definitely a safe solution since the figure could fall otherwise.


Of course since it’s a prize figure it’s not of the highest quality. The hair is quite rough and the painting isin’t perfect too. The sculpt is pretty good. She costs around 1,5k yen, so the quality fits the price. I like this figure and Iona looks nice next to other figures. I’m sure getting her for a nice price will make every Arpeggio fan happy.




Iona – Nendoroid #419 by Good Smile Company

Hello everyone! Today I want to post a short review of another nendoroid. Again a character from Blue Steel – Iona. She’s the mental model of I-401 – the so-awesome submarine, which sets the whole Fleet of Fog in fear and consternation. Well, it seems the Japanese tend to give their ships the form of cute and lovely girls. Well who cares…
And so I got another mental model to add to my Arpeggio collection.


I’m quite surprised with the current price of this nendo. It’s about 5000 yen for a used piece. Anime wasn’t so popular so it’s a little strange. I’m glad I didn’t hesitate too much and got her on amiami sale for about 3k yen.


Iona comes with 2 expressions, sitting part, only 2 extra hand parts, a starfish, seat, standard base, extra tie, 3 data tamaki (I guess this is the right name) and a base part to pose them.


Assembling of DT-strips is quite easy. There’s a plastic film on them, which you’ll can but don’t have to remove. I did, because it looks better this way.




The paint job isn’t perfect. Well the figure is very small so tiny details, are definitely difficult to paint.


I like the shading on her hair and I just love her eyes!


Due to the lack of extra parts posing Iona is quite limited. Still it’s not a boring nendoroid and you’ll definitely find a pose you like.


She’s really cute. I love this tiny Iona, but I wouldn’t pay more than 4000 yen for her. I wonder if Takao’s price will rise too. Hopefully not since I want to get her too 😉 I’m sure you’ll like this mental model, so go and get her!