Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Just a little article about the figures i obtained this month begining with this Asahina Mikuru maid ver, it was a freebie a friend had got in error from an online shop and he had her displayed at the local anime club, when i said i wanted it he agreed to sell it to me :3

Next is the Azusa Nakano nendoroid posed here with her instant groupie Louise ^^, she's soooo adorable!!!

Next is the nendoroid of Fate Testarossa, aquired by chance from a girl on myfigurecollection who wanted to sell/trade it away since she had an extra.

Next is the whole entire set of Fate - Stay Night nendoroid petits, i bought a whole box of 12 and i got them all, but i gave one Saber away as a bday gift to Au-chan of Kawaru Wa Yo! and im gonna sell one of the Rins too.

These are two Hatsune Miku music boxes i got as bday presents from my friend Meruko, they are adorable :3, the Hachune Miku one actually plays Levan Polka and the other plays the music that made me discover and love Miku.

And finally the figma of Rider, this one was a small dissapointment, she has a lot of factory defects like a big scratch on her right leg and paint problems, i actually had to use a cutter to remove a big lump of plastic out of her collar, but overall shes good.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Asahina Mikuru Maid ver. by Alter

Alter- Asahina Mikuru Maid ver.
Release Date: July 2008
Price: 5800 yens
Size: 20 cms, scaled 1/8
My Rating: 9/10

As seen from Live alive, one of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu's more influential episode, is Mikuru in her maid uniform made for her class fried soba stand.

I've heard some bad reviews concerning this figure and frankly, i wonder why. Her dress was skillfully recreated and well painted, her hair, althought darker then her actual color, are carefully sculpted into a waving motion indicating she is turning, and the face is full of life with her big bright eyes and joyfull smile.

A funny detail that could be noted, we can see she is holding her plate a bit diagonally and the *liquid* inside the glasses have been shifted accordingly, the only big flaw is the white line on her dress wich clearly shows that the painting process was done in several steps with stops and restarts over the line making it uneven.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Figure Delays July 2010

Once more max factory and goodsmile delay some very awaited figures.
This time the figmas of Teana Lanster and Black Rock Shooter as well as the nendoroids of Kotobuki Tsumugi and Black Rock Shooter have been delayed from july to august 2010.

I wanted to order Teana combined with my Saber Alter and Reisen orders :(

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Neko Arc nendoroid by goodsmile

Originally released in 2006, this was the very first nendoroid to be released by goodsmile. Based on Melty Blood's Neko Arc, a parody character of Arcueid Brunestud from Tsukihime by Type-Moon, this nendo is totally funky x3

With tons of different hillarious accesories based on her different attacks from the game, as well as being a new jointed model, this makes her one of the most versatile nendoroids ever, and back by popular demand she will be released a 3rd time with pre-orders most likely starting tomorow

Friday, July 9, 2010

Yutaka Kobayakawa scaled by Freeing

Release Date: October 2010
Price: 14800 yens
Size: 33 cms scaled 1/4
My Rating: 9/10

Released by Freeing is this 5th figure in a series of Lucky Star scaled.
Whats so special about it you ask? Well first, like her predecessors, her clothes are made of actual removable cloth and 2nd shes is an amazing 1/4 scaled figure!!!

Starting with Konata Freeing seems to be slowly releasing every girl of this serie in this 1/4 format with removable clothes (a Rin Kokonoe was made first however). This one is really adorable isnt she? Freeing really captured Yutaka's gentleness and cuteness. However the face might be a bit too round if my memory recalls her right.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Re-released Kaito Nendoroid

As a surprise announcement, the highly demanded but long discontinued Kaito nendoroid appear to have been announced to be released once once more in the near future.

More on this as it develops but it appears pre-orders have been dated to start tomorow.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Aisaka Taiga -final episode ver- by Kotobukiya

Kotobukiya - Aisaka Taiga -final episode ver-
Release Date: October 2010
Price: 6800 Yens
Size: 25 cms, scaled 1/6
My Rating: 8/10

Just stumbled on this during my morning site checking today.
Standing at 25 cms of 1/6 goodness is one of Tsundere goddess Rie Kugimiya's incarnation, Aisaka Taiga as seen during the final episode of the anime.

I think they did an amazing job on her hair here, Taiga as very voluminous, wavy hair and it was well brought out for this figure. The sailor uniform she was wearing during the final moments of the last episode looked a bit plain in the anime, but somehow it kinda feels they made it look cuter on this figure with a beautifull black and white tone. Her adorable pose as if shy is a nice touch as well and the face reinforce this feeling with her nice looking eyes and flushed cheeks.

However since im more of a fan of Taiga's normal school uniform its one figure im gonna pass on this time.