13 July 2009

Teana Lanster - Alter


Teana Lanster.

Yay! I’m back for another figure photos! This time is my favorite Teana Lanster! I think this is my last post in my MIA status. I’ll do more after i got back at my HQ. So for now, enjoy this one!

teana2_halfbanner From Nanoha StrikerS, manufactured by Alter.

As you can see, Teana Lanster is my all time most favorite anime character, and that also makes this figure my all time favorite figure too. This is Teana Lanster, from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, and this figure is manufactured by Alter.

teana3_face The best and the (almost) only Teana figure there ever was.

This version of Teana Lanster is IIRC the 2nd Teana Lanster PVC figure (excluding gashapon) ever released. The first Teana figure was that ugly Movic’s Teana i bought before. And of course that face makes this figure the best Teana Lanster there ever was!

teana4_facebelow Also had the same characteristic with the other Alter Nanoha figures.

Since this figure is one of the Alter Nanoha series masterpieces, it also has so many characteristics just like the others. Just like the dynamic action pose, complete alternate parts (weapon specifically), and also the white base with that information.


Her head is facing downward, but it’s kinda too low.

I had 2 disappointment regarding this figure. Both were caused by her pose. The first disappointment is her head is facing downward. Her head is just facing too low, resulting on her face mostly covered by her front bangs. It’s also pretty hard to see her mouth because of this low angle. Because of this matter, i had no choice but to put her above my speaker. I’ll tell the 2nd later.

teana6_faceclose Action-packed facial expression.

But nonetheless, i like her action-packed expression! She looks like she’s ready to strike anytime she wants! One of the best part from this figure which is also a hard-to-see part from this figure. FYI, I took this photo from a very low angle.

teana7_hair Twintails anyone?

Alter didn’t put too much details on her hair. But just look at the end of her twintails. That’s a nicely done hair sculpt right there. They also did a nice job on her black ribbons. Talk about twintails, I’ve been seeing a nice illustration of Teana with her hair down, i wonder if someone will take this style and make a figure out of it XD .

teana8_halfsemiside Dilemma between face and body.

Alright, and this is the 2nd disappointment i had: Her dynamic pose. It’s pretty annoying to know that figure without dynamic pose looks kinda plain, but figure with dynamic pose sometimes does not look as good as you want… a dilemma.

Although this pose doesn’t look too weird (remember Alter’s Signum), it does have a problem with it. Most of you people would like to display your figures’ head facing front. If you do that on this figure, you’ll only get a backside of a jacket and skirt, you can’t really see the front part of her main body.


Side view of Teana.

Well, that’s not really a big problem since that’s an original dynamic pose Alter gives to us Teana fans. Overall, Alter still gives us the best quality of a figure.

teana10_side Tried various angle and took even more photos than before.

Because this is my most favorite figure, i also had special treatment exclusive for this figure photo session only. I tried various angle and took more photos than the other figure photos. That’s why up until now, you only saw full body photo, head and face, and half body photo of her. From this point on, you’ll get into detailed part.



For some reason, i like this photo. Don’t know why. It’s just a photo of her back i guess.


Ideal size, not really exposed in this figure though.

Teana is a girl right? Unlike Nanoha who started her debut when she’s still in 3rd grade, i think Teana started her debut when she’s at her high school age. So it’s not surprising seeing her boobs with this size. It’s not that big, but it’s not small either. I guess this is the ideal size.


Do you know where she aims at?

Another back side of her battle jacket photos. Nothing really special, but at least you’ll all know where is she’s aiming at by looking at this photo.


Left hand.

A very detailed photos of her left glove. It’s pretty much normal. for a gun grabbing hand. Nothing special, so skip…


Right hand.

Her right hand which is also not really special, so just skip it… or don’t if you want to enjoy the details.


Cross Mirage with blade on the left.

I’ve been displaying her like this since i opened her. I put Cross Mirage with the blade on her left hand. Looks cool, especially the material used, semi transparent plastic. If you can play with lighting, i guess you could manipulate the blade’s color.


Cross Mirage without blade on her right hand.

A even closer look on the Cross Mirage. It’s a very nice detailed job from Alter. I put the one without blade on her right hand. Cool enough, i suppose.


Around the skirt.

Nice detailed job on the folds and wrinkles around her skirt. And also nice and smooth sculpt on the belt. Alter did such a great job!


No nice butt this time.

This is the part where i should say “nice butt”, but because of her white outer skirt, that nice butt isn’t really exposed. So say bye-bye to nice butt for now.


Kneeling, you can put it without her base.

In this pose she’s kneeling, so you don’t have to be afraid of putting her without her base, since she’s very balanced with that pose and you don’t have to worry about falling.


Still pale skin, just as usual.

Seeing bare thighs like this reminded me of Alter’s skin tone coloring. This time, you won’t see any different. It still looks kinda pale. If you see any differences here, that’s because the lighting settings and color manipulation.


There’s still pegs around.

Even with that pose, Alter still provide some pegs to stick the figure right on her base. I remembered about Nagato (Alter) which is at her sitting pose, she doesn’t have any pegs at the base.


Right foot.

I don’t know why but i don’t really like her shoes (boots). So yeah, skip to the next part which is also the last part of this post.

teana24_eyes POI: eyes!

Her POI? Her eyes! Yes… Her eyes are mostly covered by her front bangs, and because of her head facing downward, it’s pretty hard to see it. But once you grab your camera, zoom, and take a closer view from a lower angle, you’ll know that she got those courageous eyes. Full of expression inside those eyes. Nice job Alter!

Well, that’s it for now. I don’t have anything more to say, so yeah… See you later!


  1. Cool pictures. I really love this figure (as I do with all others in Nanoha's universe..).
    The quality is great too. very detailed.

  2. Yea I display her the same way as far as gun config goes. Also put her up high so you look up at her because like you said she's in a very downward pose.

  3. Awesome photos of her, the darkness really sets the mood like she's in action.

    Love the pose but know what you mean, gotta have a high shelf for figures like these ^^ The detail is amazing and yep, Alter's one of the best :D

  4. Oh beautiful review ! Nice shooting for a great Alter figure ! If you want participate again at Shadonia with Teana, contact me ^^

  5. @phossil
    Thanks as always!

    Her downward pose really pose a problem.

    Thanks, yeah, you have to put her at a higher place if you want to see her face.

    Thanks! Will do, i'll contact you once i'm ready.