Figure Review: Orchid Seed Bondage Super Sonico

I’ve wanted Orchid Seed’s Candy Pink Bondage Sonico since she was released in 2012. At the time, I was working part time, and couldn’t afford the figure. I made a cosplay of her instead, but she’s always been a grail of mine. And now Mandarake has made my dream come true! I brought her home for a bargain price, and could not be happier. ヾ(。・ω・)シ

Mandarake has always sealed parcels well, in my experience. Sonico came wrapped in bubble wrap, then sealed with shrink plastic onto a flat piece of cardboard for stability.

The box of my dreams!(ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

That price tho… Pretty excited about that.

Still sealed and everything! Time to break into the box.

She comes with extra sitting legs for a lower, cuter pose.

All unpacked! It’s was a bit hard to capture with my mobile camera, but Sonico’s guitar has real strings, and her stockings are real fishnet. Little textural touches are really endearing, and add to the value of the figure, in my opinion. ⁽(◍˃̵͈̑ᴗ˂̵͈̑)⁽

One downside about the figure: In order to remove the castoff top, you have to remove her from the shorts and slide the bandeau off over her hips. But her hips are a big bigger than her bust, so I was worried about stretching the top or damaging the strings when taking it off. The joints for her arms, hips, and legs were also really tight and difficult for me to pull apart. I have a hard time counting this against the sculpt though, as I’d rather she not fall apart. Fair warning if you have weak hands like mine though. lol

Final display! Overall, I’m absolutely overjoyed to finally add this figure to my collection. ⌒°(❛ᴗ❛)°⌒ The colors compliment each other perfectly, the sculpt is delicate and detailed, and I think the pose and costume really capture Sonico’s shy yet attractive, cheesecake type image. I also love seeing her next to newer Sonico figures to see how Tsuji Santa’s art style has changed over the years.

Bonus points: my cat Mushroom enjoyed his Mandarake haul too. (A box, of course. ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ)

Thanks for reading, friends! Love from Ducky ♡