We’ve had quite a few Legend of Zelda statues in different formats; Link, Zant, Ganondorf, Epona, Midna, Darunia, Skull Kid, … but we never had a Zelda. Well, that’s not entirely true. They did make Sheik which is practically Zelda in disguise. But he doesn’t count. We wanted a real Princess Zelda statue. And while they finally listened and gave us the Twilight Princess version of her in a whooping 1/4th scale, I can’t help it but feel disappointed.
Don’t get me wrong, she looks lovely, but I’m not convinced on her face. It just looks… off. I made some minor adjustments and I personally feel that it looks better, more like the original art. What do you think?
I also find the pose a bit too static while on the other hand, it suits her. I’m also disappointed that they haven’t used any mixed media apart from the sash of which I’m not even sure. But the thing that upsets me the most is the fact that they didn’t made an exclusive version! I’ve got all of the exclusive versions of this 1/4th line, I don’t by choice include the Link on Epona statue, and I don’t like it that this one doesn’t have an exclusive. And I don’t get it either, why didn’t they? It wouldn’t have been hard to come up with what to do. I even made two mock-ups; a switch-out head featuring Puppet Zelda and a switch-out hand which leaves Zelda holding the Sacred Bow (see the gallery). And I would have bought either of those in a heartbeat if they would have offered it.
Meh, I don’t know. While I’m happy that they finally made her, I’m also a bit disappointed. She looks a bit off and I definitely don’t like the fact that there isn’t an exclusive version. I’m still ordering her though since this is the only high quality statue ever made depicting the lovely princess.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – Princess Zelda
RP 349.99 USD
Edition Size: 2500