Last January 14 I posted an article about this mysterious miniature bust figure I bought at a small toy shop in Metrowalk last year, it’s identity baffled me for quite some time and finding even a single clue on who this character might be has eluded me even with the help of the internet. Several anime titles and female characters crossed my mind but each one never seem to even closely fit the description. It was only a few days ago that I made a breakthrough on this case and I never felt so jubilant that particular moment!
I was doing a random search over Google for one of the articles I was writing and by some sheer coincidence I just clicked on one of the links there and to my big surprise, I saw this fairly small yet visible thumbnail of what seems to be exactly like the miniature bust figure I have only it was entirely painted in metal or silver. I had this great feeling that I’m on to something… and when I read even further… voila! I’ve finally bagged the true identity of the mini bust figure…
It is a memorabilia figure of the Japanese World War 2 Tokusatsu movie “Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific” which starred Yuu Kashii as Paula Atsuko Ebner (The Iron Witch). This limited figure made by Kaiyodo was distributed by 7-Eleven Japan and was in circulation in 2005.
I was so thrilled with this discovery that I immediately informed my friend Adrian about it since he too has this figure and he couldn’t believe either that I somehow accidentally found out its identity … and the long, baffling mystery about this small yet intricately-made bust figure has been finally solved.