Today I got the Max Factory Al Azif figure that I’ve been waiting for. I really like it because of how the hair and all the ribbons flow. It has some minor imperfections on the ribbons and some very small stains (as you can see in the pictures), but the overall quality is great in my opinion.
The figure comes screwed to the base which makes it stable. All assembly required is to mount the transparent brick wall on the base and place the two flying things beside her head. I noticed that the wall was a bit hard to fit in the slot on the base, so I took some photos without the wall to begin with, in case it would get stuck once mounted.
You can see that the back isn’t as detailed as the front.
The brick wall is a little “bent”, arching away from the figure. I tried straightening it, but I didn’t succeed. Perhaps it’s supposed to be like that, because it won’t clear her ribbons otherwise and all photos I’ve seen of the figure seem to have a slightly curved wall. Mounting the wall in the base was not as easy as it might seem, though. In the end I had to carve a tenth of a millimeter off the bottom of the wall in two places in order to make it fit in the slot.
I like how the “discs” beside her head look like they’re suspended in mid-air.
Al Azif is from a game called Demonbane (which I haven’t played), but the name is actually one of the names for the Necronomicon. Al Azif (whistling of the wind) is the arab name of the book before it was translated to greek. Apparently the book can take the form of a girl in the Demonbane game.
I also ordered two Evangelion figures from the same place. These are cheap Sega figures. I guess the quality is higher than I expected, but there are some stains and seams and stuff. I got the “pajama” Rei and Asuka figures: