Figures

Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Figures - 05/12/09 01:39 PM

I had been thinking of starting a thread just for figures and toys for some time. I think this should be the right place for it. This will be a thread for people to share their photos and collections or comments. First off, I attended a small comic show this past weekend and I traded a bunch of stuff with another dealer. There is this one figure I got from him. I really liked the look of the figure, but I have no idea who she is or what she is from.
Could anyone out there help me with this one? Help me identify this figure.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/figure212.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/figure213.jpg
Posted by: manga4micah

Re: Figures - 05/12/09 02:59 PM

That's a pretty cool figure what series is it from?
Also have you seen the Ikki Tousen figures those things are cool.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/12/09 03:08 PM

Originally Posted By: manga4micah
That's a pretty cool figure what series is it from?
Also have you seen the Ikki Tousen figures those things are cool.

Yes they are really cool. I also picked up this figure of Hakufu at the same comic show.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/figure210.jpg
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/12/09 06:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
I had been thinking of starting a thread just for figures and toys for some time. I think this should be the right place for it. This will be a thread for people to share their photos and collections or comments.


Good call!

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja


She's Kaori Kanzaki from To Aru No Index (someone correct me if I'm a bit off of the name). I've been looking at that figure for a while now. I'm always torn because I end up wanting a figure after I've seen the show. Since I watch domestic releases almost exclusively, that usually means that any figure I'd want has long since gone out of production. I've broken my rule a couple of times when I've come across a particularly intriguing figure but I've even had iffy luck with preorders lately.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/12/09 11:16 PM

My most recent photo shoot is is Nono from Gunbuster 2:
Gunbuster 2: Nono #1
Gunbuster 2: Nono #2
Gunbuster 2: Nono #3

These are a few shots from my last couple of shoots:
Gurren Lagann: Yoko (Nendoriod) #1
Gurren Lagann: Yoko (Nendoriod) #2
Gurren Lagann: Yoko (Nendoriod) #3

Little Busters: Yuiko #1
Little Busters: Yuiko #2
Little Busters: Yuiko #3

Figure Collection

I recently picked up an Ikki Tousen figure too but I haven't taken the time for a photo session with it yet.
Posted by: Pirkaf

Re: Figures - 05/13/09 04:36 AM

Nice thread.. just yesterday I ordered Revoltech's Yotsuba on jlist.com ^_^
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/17/09 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k


Awesome collection. You take some pretty good photos of them too. That's something I'm wanting to start doing. I like the figures of Claire from Claymore, The Goddesses and the one from Samurai Spirts. I have a really large figure of her also.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 05/17/09 05:21 PM

Currently on order...


http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp131/stargates_2008/PF4778_12899221431.jpg

http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp131/stargates_2008/5fb4cb9a2e63a874411fa86bd79d6faf_4.jpg


just got in

http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp131/stargates_2008/891564850f52b5026390945951e4c5c6_4.jpg

Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/17/09 11:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k


Awesome collection. You take some pretty good photos of them too. That's something I'm wanting to start doing. I like the figures of Claire from Claymore, The Goddesses and the one from Samurai Spirts. I have a really large figure of her also.


Thank you. I encourage you to give it a try whenever you're able to. It's a great way to hone your technique on a static subject and, presuming you don't take the spray and pray approach, that experience will carry over directly as a noticeable improvement in your photography of "realtime" subjects...at least that's been my experience.

If you give it a try, it would be neat to see your photos so please post them here when you do.

P.S. I just ordered a Kaori figure tonight and, for the record, I'm holding you directly responsible. wink
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/25/09 04:40 PM

I did another shoot today of a new figure. I told myself a long time ago that I wasn't going to be one of those collectors who bought a bunch of figures of the same character....<sigh/> This would be Yoko #3 for me:

Yoko Swimsuit #1
Yoko Swimsuit #2
Yoko Swimsuit #3
Yoko Swimsuit #4
Yoko Swimsuit #5

Edit: Crikey! I keep forgetting that [img] BB codes don't work here.
Posted by: Risami

Re: Figures - 05/25/09 06:49 PM

i was thinking of getting me some figures but most of them say on order from manufactor and for all i know frown it could take weeks!
T__T those figures are nice
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/26/09 09:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I did another shoot today of a new figure. I told myself a long time ago that I wasn't going to be one of those collectors who bought a bunch of figures of the same character....<sigh/> This would be Yoko #3 for me:

Yoko Swimsuit #1
Yoko Swimsuit #2
Yoko Swimsuit #3
Yoko Swimsuit #4
Yoko Swimsuit #5

Hubba hubba. I've been looking at this figure myself. I only have one Yoko figure and it's one of the small mystery box figures.smile
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/26/09 06:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
I've been looking at this figure myself. I only have one Yoko figure and it's one of the small mystery box figures.smile


There are a huge number of choices if you're considering a Yoko figure and my experience thus far is that figures of her seem to be nearly universally photogenic undoubtedly due in no small part to the fact that her original 2D incarnation is profoundly easy on the eye. If your heart is set on the swimsuit version, I should mention that there are two version, one with and one without the tan lines. The tan-lined version is a special edition.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/26/09 07:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Risami
i was thinking of getting me some figures but most of them say on order from manufactor and for all i know frown it could take weeks!
T__T those figures are nice


I never saw myself getting into figures from the start but I'm really enjoying it now that I have. I have had rather unfortunate luck with both preorders and "on order from manufacturer", however, so you may consider sticking with "in stock" figures while you're just starting out lest your budding enthusiasm be dampened by unanticipated cancellations.

I'm not trying to give TRSI a hard time, BTW, as I have enormous respect for their prowess as my preferred media supplier, it's just that I've had really crummy track record with figure orders (your results may vary, though). It's a real downer to miss out on a figure (most are rather limited), particularly for a someone just getting into collecting but if you consider yourself rather resilient in that regard then go ahead and give it a go. It's better to get into it sooner rather than later. ;-)

P.S. You might take a look at Mon Sieur Bome's figures. They're typically made in generous quantities so they're usually in stock everywhere. They're also very affordable and consistently provider a very good value. They don't always have quite the detail or crisp paintwork that more expensive figures often have but they're always quite well done (and, on the flip side, paying more doesn't always guarantee greatness either).
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 05/26/09 07:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Originally Posted By: Risami
i was thinking of getting me some figures but most of them say on order from manufactor and for all i know frown it could take weeks!
T__T those figures are nice


I never saw myself getting into figures from the start but I'm really enjoying it now that I have. I have had rather unfortunate luck with both preorders and "on order from manufacturer", however, so you may consider sticking with "in stock" figures while you're just starting out lest your budding enthusiasm be dampened by unanticipated cancellations.


Same here. I started off with just two at first and that was it for awhile, then it just started picking up and now i have about a dozen or so now. Just got an email in this week that two more on way with 1/6 scale Clare on order for June/July.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/27/09 10:31 PM

I've had this figure for over a month but just now got around to photographing her. I hope you enjoy:

Ikki Tousen ~ Shiryu Choun #1
Ikki Tousen ~ Shiryu Choun #2
Ikki Tousen ~ Shiryu Choun #3
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/28/09 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
There are a huge number of choices if you're considering a Yoko figure and my experience thus far is that figures of her seem to be nearly universally photogenic undoubtedly due in no small part to the fact that her original 2D incarnation is profoundly easy on the eye. If your heart is set on the swimsuit version, I should mention that there are two version, one with and one without the tan lines. The tan-lined version is a special edition.

Thanks for the info. It has been helpful.smile
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/28/09 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k

I'm not trying to give TRSI a hard time, BTW, as I have enormous respect for their prowess as my preferred media supplier, it's just that I've had really crummy track record with figure orders (your results may vary, though). It's a real downer to miss out on a figure (most are rather limited), particularly for a someone just getting into collecting but if you consider yourself rather resilient in that regard then go ahead and give it a go. It's better to get into it sooner rather than later. ;-)

I know what you are talking about. I've had a couple orders cancelled on me. One was done before the release date of the figure (it was one I really wanted and haven't been able to find again at a price I can pay cry). But I have also had some success too. It's been kinda like gambling. Except when you win, you lose money.
I've started buying figures only that are in stock. A few months ago I actually ordered a couple from Japan. The postage killed me. I'm gunshy about doing that again. But, I got a figure I've really been wanting that is expensive here.

Satsuriku no Jango Sequel: Lily Salvatana PVC Figure 1/8 Scale
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/Lily01.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/Lily02.jpg

She is one of several figures from a video game. I was going to post the offical website link but it is an adult game.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/28/09 08:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Except when you win, you lose money.


Hehe, except if your heart's set on a figure that sold out everywhere else while it was on order; then not winning means you lose 3-6x more money than if you had won. :-) Such is the case with my current obsession to find a Ryo[u]gi Shiki figure made by Good Smile. Gads that's a cool figure. Hindsight being what it is, I should have ordered several from each e-tailer and retired early as a wealthy figure merchant!

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
A few months ago I actually ordered a couple from Japan. The postage killed me.


That swimsuit Yoko was actually direct from Japan. Shipping can indeed be oppressive but going with SAL shipping instead of EMS can save you quite a bit (although SAL means no tracking while shipping via EMS is impressively fast).

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Satsuriku no Jango Sequel: Lily Salvatana PVC Figure 1/8 Scale


Wow! She has very nice...features. I'd have never guessed she was from an H game. grin I didn't know it when I bought it but I have exactly one figure from an H game as well. It's never been release domestically so I've never played it but it's Ignis from Chaos Gate. I've gotten a bit more daring with a couple of my figures but few, if any, can compete with that level of ecchi! Very nice.

P.S. You may regret starting this thread because I suspect I can keep it alive for the foreseeable future. <EVIL_LAUGH/> (Figure photo backlog: 4; Garage kit queue: 5; Pending/Pre-Orders: 7)
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/30/09 11:34 AM

Ahg! Photobucket sensored one of my pics. You gotta be kidding. You can see that photo on Amazon all day long. I've seen worse on the history channel. This week. She had clothes on. Rant, rant rant... laugh Actually I am amused. Still, it's guite puritanical. Someone actually had to look at my photos and say -"Hey, this picture of this plastic busty woman that is still covered violates our subject matter agreement". I wonder if they sensor people's beach pictures?

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
P.S. You may regret starting this thread because I suspect I can keep it alive for the foreseeable future. <EVIL_LAUGH/> (Figure photo backlog: 4; Garage kit queue: 5; Pending/Pre-Orders: 7)

Regret? You gotta be kidding.grin
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 05/30/09 12:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Ahg! Photobucket sensored one of my pics. You gotta be kidding. You can see that photo on Amazon all day long. I've seen worse on the history channel. This week. She had clothes on. Rant, rant rant... laugh Actually I am amused. Still, it's guite puritanical. Someone actually had to look at my photos and say -"Hey, this picture of this plastic busty woman that is still covered violates our subject matter agreement".


Not to mention, it's pretty random too.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/30/09 02:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Ahg! Photobucket sensored one of my pics...I wonder if they sensor people's beach pictures?


That's really sad. There's nothing explicit about that photo. I suppose there may be a fair chance that they gacked it because it was a copyrighted promotional photo but if the did it out of some prudish sentiment it would be worth grilling them over what they felt was unacceptable about it. Heh, if they're that uptight I doubt I could even get my Yoko pics up over there.

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
P.S. You may regret starting this thread...

Regret? You gotta be kidding.grin


Hehe, that's the spirit! Viva la jfigures!!!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/01/09 09:50 PM

From Masamune Shirow's Ballistics series.

Stop! Shirow-time!

Ballistics #1
Ballistics #2
Ballistics #3
Ballistics #4


Edit: Craptastic! Clearly I have a learning disorder of some sort. Bitten again by the img tags...
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/02/09 10:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
From Masamune Shirow's Ballistics series.

Just one of they ways I like my women. Armed to the teeth.grin
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 06/02/09 12:50 PM

LOL!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/02/09 06:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
From Masamune Shirow's Ballistics series.

Just one of they ways I like my women. Armed to the teeth.grin


In fact you've discovered the primary theme of my collection! I should be getting my 1/6th scale Revy figure in later this month which will really put the pressure on me to finish my Roberta garage kit; then I'll be in tsundere/deretsun heaven.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/04/09 12:23 AM

Allright, here's another one. A warning in advance, if you're a pacifist, easily offended or simply can't stomach intense gore or mildly consentual NSFW tentacle action (grape or otherwise) then you may not be able to handle this one:

Click to reveal..
OK OK...I thought I'd stray from the traditional "girls with guns/swords/etc." and give this cute little lady some time in the spotlight.

Yurie Hitotsubashi ~ Kamichu!

Yurie #1
Yurie #2
Yurie #3
Yurie #4
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/07/09 04:32 PM

Hmm...no activity in a few days. I suppose I should fix that...

My apologies in advance for the profusion of links, I just couldn't make up my mind which ones to post so I posted most of them. She's a very photogenic figure it turns out.

Meet Kaori Kanzaki of To Aru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index):

Kaori 1
Kaori 2
Kaori 3
Kaori 4
Kaori 5
Kaori 6
Kaori 7
Kaori 8
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/07/09 05:10 PM

The fix has been made. Nice belly button. grin
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/13/09 11:51 AM

Yay! So, after several months of searching and obsessing I finally managed to find a [hopefully] non-bootlegged GoodSmile kimono Shiki Ryogi 1/7th scale figure at a *mere* 3.2x the price I preordered for last September! It should be arriving straight from Japan sometime next week.
Posted by: long time lurker

Re: Figures - 06/13/09 11:53 AM

what happend to the one you preordered?

sorry, I have not been reading this thread so you will need to forgive me if you posted it up already.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/13/09 02:09 PM

Unfortunately it got canceled.

GoodSmile definitely underestimated the demand for these figures combined with my guess that TRSI is either very conservative with their figure preallocations or they may not quite do enough figure volume to command very big allotments from their distributor (AAA or whomever).

Speculation aside, I gambled on what I thought was a safe bet and lost; despite ordering far in advance of the actual release (@4 months IIRC), my order simply couldn't be filled. By the time I was notified they were pretty much sold out everywhere.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/13/09 08:03 PM

After getting multiple Yoko's, I finally entertained the idea of getting another Belldandy. I also upgraded my backdrops today. I hope you enjoy...

Belldandy Dress #1
Belldandy Dress #2
Belldandy Dress #3
Belldandy Dress #4
Belldandy Dress #5
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 06/14/09 02:35 PM

I had that version of Bell. I don't know if it was the make or just the version i had, but after awhile it started to lean off to one side like it was top heavy. Once i tried to fix it (i thought i was gentle...) only to have the base and feet break off.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/14/09 03:44 PM

I've seen over the years how much of a b!t&h gravity can be on plastic figures. I have a Yuna from Final Fantasy X that's been on top of the book shelf in my room for a couple of years and she has about a 15 degree forward pitch and she is made from hard PVC. I don't know how I can fix her. I loosened her from the base and straightened her up and her toes were a good 2/8 th of an inch from the base. Small vinyl figures like Gashapon are the worse. I've seen very few that didn't bend with time amd some come with parts already bent.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/15/09 12:08 AM

This appears to happen a lot with PVC figures. Most of my figures have been fine so far but my Kusanagi and my Saki figures leaned very heavily last year during the warmer months (a rumored tough time for figures in rooms with less that perfect climate control).

After Saki's 3rd or 4th 5-foot nosedive off of my shelves I decided to research ways of fixing this. Your results may vary but here's what I did: I ended up boiling a saucepan full of water and heating up the figures thoroughly for several minutes on all sides until they become nearly as pliable as thick taffy (ok, really thick taffy...I'm having trouble coming up with another analogy).

I then bend the softened figure about 10-15 degrees beyond the ideal shape and put them in the freezer keeping pressure on them to hold their new position (the speculation is that quickly freezing them helps "lock in" the PVC's "memory"). After an hour I pulled them out and let them warm up after which I put them back on display.

That would be nearly a year ago at this point so I'd say the technique works reasonably well. A further extreme would be to put all or part of the figure directly into the boiling water but the previous approached worked fine for me so I didn't find it necessary to take this scary extreme.

If anyone tries this please let me know how it went for you either good or bad. It's good to know whether or not I should continue recommending this fix.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 06/15/09 06:35 PM

Thanks for the tip. That's an idea to keep in mind when (if) it should happen to one of mine. So far my Kusanagi hasn't had any problems just yet. We'll see how this summer goes but so far that was the only instance that i had, and like i said i don't know if it was a fluke or not.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/16/09 09:51 AM

Thanks. That sounds like a possible fix. I figured I would have to apply heat somehow, I just wasn't sure how. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/17/09 08:11 PM

Well, the Japanese seem to have an extraordinary talent for, of all things, great female uniforms (or perhaps it's just that I have developed an extraordinary appreciation of them) so I finally broke down and got this Yuki figure:

Yuki Nagato 1
Yuki Nagato 2
Yuki Nagato 3
Yuki Nagato 4
Yuki Nagato 5


It's a relatively static pose but she's cute nonetheless.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/23/09 05:01 PM

Here is the offending figure of Yuna I posted about earlier. I really need to get a better camera so I can take more close-up pictures. At least she cooperated with an outside shoot.

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/DSCI0273.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/DSCI0275.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/DSCI0268.jpg
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/23/09 06:19 PM

Wow, she's really cute! I've never seen that figure before but it further proves that weapons and beautiful women make an incredible combination. She didn't look particularly tipsy. Was that creative shooting or did you take a crack at fixing her?

It's great to see that you're starting to take photos of your figs. Don't worry too much about not being able to take close-ups; you're shots look great. I'm sure you'll upgrade your camera at some point but I can say with fair certainty that most aspiring photographers who start out with more limited gear often turn out to produce some of the coolest photos. I think it's because it instills an early habit of pushing the limits.

In any case, thanks for sharing your photos. I really like that figure.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/23/09 06:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Wow, she's really cute! I've never seen that figure before but it further proves that weapons and beautiful women make an incredible combination. She didn't look particularly tipsy. Was that creative shooting or did you take a crack at fixing her?

Thanks. I haven't tried fixing her yet. I just put something under feet so she would sit level.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 06/24/09 07:40 AM

Nice pics of Yuna. Is she a relativley new one or one you had for awhile?

I've been looking into getting Natsumi and Miyuki (by Atelier Sai) , however with Clare coming in soon i will have to wait on that. cry
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/24/09 01:04 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Nice pics of Yuna. Is she a relativley new one or one you had for awhile?

I've been looking into getting Natsumi and Miyuki (by Atelier Sai) , however with Clare coming in soon i will have to wait on that. cry

I have had that figure about fours years I think. PM me where I can find those figures you mentioned.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 06/24/09 04:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
PM me where I can find those figures you mentioned.


Alright. I wanted to put up a link for the pics but wasn't able to. Those are two girls i really want for my collection.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 06/24/09 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Those are two girls i really want for my collection.

I couldn't resist taking that sentence out of context. wink
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/24/09 06:32 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
I've been looking into getting Natsumi and Miyuki (by Atelier Sai)...


I really liked them too. I already have them preordered from....Japan. Since they're a prerelease, if you're anxious about getting them a bit sooner (usually 1-2 months on average) getting them from a Japanese source is usually the way to go. If you're willing to wait, of course, shipping won't ding your wallet so much.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 06/25/09 01:17 PM

As i said, if i didn't have my Clare fig coming in soon i probably would have them preordered already. These are some nice figs that would be nice to have (not to mention that i want!). Most times i'll wait so that the shipping won't ding my wallet, but considering it's Natsumi and Miyuki...i just might splurge. smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 06/25/09 01:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: stargates
Those are two girls i really want for my collection.

I couldn't resist taking that sentence out of context. wink



Please Stefanie, not so loud!!! laugh
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/29/09 04:22 PM

This is Aya Natsume from Tenjho Tenge
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/025.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/031.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/032.jpg
She and her sister Maya came in hard blister packs. I liked Aya's pose so I purchased an extra one so I could take one out.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 06/29/09 04:53 PM

[color:#330099]That is a cute pose. If I weren't familiar with the series (or with anime in general), that katana would look incredibly out of place. lol Then again, that's probably what people think when they visit my place...[/color]
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/30/09 07:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
She and her sister Maya came in hard blister packs. I liked Aya's pose so I purchased an extra one so I could take one out.


Wow, so you do the "buy two and preserve one" method. That's pretty hardcore. I don't have the discipline for that. There's always something competing for that other dollar and every figure of mine gets cracked open eventually.

That's a great looking figure. I remember considering that one some time ago before ruling it out based upon a silly rule set I had in place at one point to limit my figure purchases. Clearly I've abandoned the majority of those.

So what are you using for a background there? It's nice and seamless.

I've got another photo shoot in the works but it's delayed while I let my anime club vote on which figure I photograph next. It's currently a tie between the Shiki Ryogi figure I've pined for for ages now vs. the new Haruhi "Live" figure. It's not a huge club but hopefully people will cast a few more votes and push one of them into the "automatic win" territory (both figures have 3/5 votes).
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/30/09 10:13 AM

Ah, I don't really think I'm hardcore. Out of the 30+ large figures in my collection, I've only duplicated a couple and they where less than $20. I checked on the Aya figure on Amazon and there is only one available for $100. I guess I made a good investment. But that is considering I plan on selling it, which I don't.
I have quite a few figures (including action figures) on blister card and I don't plan on ever opening them. I don't have the nerve. I have duplicated a few of these, but only when they were marked down a good bit. Those I opened I put on display...OMG I am hardcore. laugh
Really, I don't think I'm hardcore. I haven't practiced purchasing two of anything for about three years now. Ever since Madia Play closed I can't find stuff at good prices anymore.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 06/30/09 10:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Ah, I don't really think I'm hardcore.
OMG I am hardcore. laugh
Really, I don't think I'm hardcore.

lol

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Ever since Media Play closed I can't find stuff at good prices anymore.

I've noticed that. I used to shop there and Suncoast (same parent company).
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/04/09 10:20 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
So what are you using for a background there? It's nice and seamless.

Poster board.smile
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/04/09 10:32 AM

Here is the ever lovely Belldandy looking thoughtful.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/037.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/040.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/043.jpg

I'm looking to use another photo service, photobucket keeps censoring harmless pictures of plastic. I searched their "contact us" page. It's anything but. There is no e-mail, phone or address and definitely no complaints link. They do not want you to contact them.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/04/09 12:20 PM

Oooh that's nice. I've always really liked Belldandy's battle suit.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 07/04/09 08:29 PM

Nice pics. Battle Suit Belldandy always gets one's attention. cool
Posted by: samuraisgt

Re: Figures - 07/07/09 11:46 AM

I got a few figures.I got Belldandy,Athrun,Cagali,Flay,Akane, & Shana. Figures are awsome to have but I just don't have much space cuz of my anime collection. I rally should start buyn more figures & manga sense theres not much anime out there that I want.I think theres only 5 or 6 anime series that I want to buy.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/08/09 11:57 PM

There was a delay in my figure shooting while I let my let my anime club members vote on which of my figure backlog I should shoot next. It ended in a tie between Harui and Shiki Ryogi but someone flipped to break the stalemate and Haruhi won. Anyway, here are some pics:

Haruhi won the vote so without further ado:

Haruhi #1
Haruhi #2
Haruhi #3
Haruhi #4
Haruhi #5
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/09/09 10:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
my figure backlog I should shoot next.

I'll take one of those and one of those and...

BTW a really nice figure of Haruhi with great detail.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/11/09 11:09 AM

A nice figure of Kanu from Ikki Tousen. One of the more conservative.

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/044.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/050.jpg

And yes, the lower half of the kimono is removeable.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/054.jpg
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/11/09 10:03 PM

Nice shootin' Tex. I had no idea there was such a thing as a tasteful Kanu figure. :-P It must be from the early days.

My Kanu figure turned out to have an alternate t-shirt-less torso which repeatedly embarrasses me every time I see it sitting on the coffee table...plus the removable kimono. Even her clothed version is a rather wet shirt which didn't look nearly as revealing online. Oh well; it wouldn't be Kanu if it wasn't at least a little ecchi.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/19/09 03:56 PM

The figure I've pined for for so long: Shiki Ryogi from Kara no Kyoukia ~ The Garden of Sinners. I'm not sure I fully captured how great this figure is but here are my best shots:

Shiki Ryogi #1
Shiki Ryogi #2
Shiki Ryogi #3
Shiki Ryogi #4
Shiki Ryogi #5
Shiki Ryogi #6


P.S. It's bugged me for a while as to why my images looked kinda flat when viewed in a browser as compared to just opening the image locally. It turns out that, as a result of the browser wars, browsers like Firefox and IE ignore your color settings to keep things fast for the benchmarks. Never mind that this comes at the cost of robbing you of nice looking pics. Anyway, if you're interested in bringing the intended vibrance back into your online image browsing experience you can enable this feature in Firefox by getting this plugin:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addons/policy/0/6891/30686?src=addondetail

I did and it made a world of difference.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/19/09 04:09 PM

Beautiful figure. Graceful and packed with subtle emotion and some potential violence. Good pics too.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 07/19/09 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Anyway, if you're interested in bringing the intended vibrancy back into your online image browsing experience you can enable this feature in Firefox by getting this plugin:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addons/policy/0/6891/30686?src=addondetail

I did and it made a world of difference.


Woe, you weren't kidding. That's for the link!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/20/09 07:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Beautiful figure. Graceful and packed with subtle emotion and some potential violence. Good pics too.


Thanks. Yes, she's the perfect woman for me. It's too bad she's plastic. ;-)

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Woe, you weren't kidding. That's for the link!


No problem. I'm glad it helped someone. I'm in the process of converting all of my photos to sRGB (from ARGB) which is basically what the browsers are being lazy about handling. I don't like reverting to the least common denominator but it irks me that almost everyone who uses FF or II won't see them right.

Unfortunately the way Flickr works all of the links will change, even if you use their "replace" functionality. I'd go back and update all of my previous posts but it looks like we can't do that anymore. It's not ideal but I can post fresh links in a new post if anyone is interested.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/27/09 10:56 PM

Upcoming figure photo shoots:

Preshoot 1

Preshoot 2

As you can probably tell I'm deciding on the best backdrop.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/28/09 09:12 AM

I vote for the Aria set. I have that one but I am missing one figure. smile
A nice aquatic background would be good.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 07/28/09 09:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
I vote for the Aria set.


Ditto. Nothing like a nice Aria scene to put a smile on your face.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/28/09 10:12 PM

Haha, well I was going to do both anyway so no need for votes this time but the idea is kinda fun. Shall I post a pick of some boxed figures for everyone to vote on here like I did for my club forums...say the winning figure has the most votes in 5 days?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 07/29/09 07:56 PM

Don't see why not.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/30/09 09:05 AM

I'll be votinglaugh
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/30/09 01:47 PM

These are gashapon figures from Aria the Natural:

Group Photo
Alicia Florence
Akari Mizunashi
Akira
Aika
Athena
Alice Carroll
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 08/02/09 10:45 AM

Nice. I like how you did the back-to-back poses.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/02/09 10:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Nice. I like how you did the back-to-back poses.


Thank you. I figured the pairs would look nice together since 90% of the time when shooting figures you're limited in composition options by shooting just one. Gashapons are tricky to photograph but I enjoyed the challenge even though these aren't probably up to par. It's a real shame that the full-scale figures are long out of print (although Akira is still relatively attainable IIRC).
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/04/09 07:56 AM

Next up, I finally finished my Kanu Unchou shoot. These aren't particularly NSFW but this is definitely the ecchiest figure I've got. I didn't realize that this would be the case when I bought it...her t-shirt is rather wet...blush

Kanu Unchou ~ 1
Kanu Unchou ~ 2
Kanu Unchou ~ 3
Kanu Unchou ~ 4
Kanu Unchou ~ 5
Kanu Unchou ~ 6
Kanu Unchou ~ 7
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 08/04/09 09:28 AM

That's not very ecchi. wink I've had worse censored by Photobucket. laugh Nice figure.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/04/09 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
That's not very ecchi. wink I've had worse censored by Photobucket. laugh Nice figure.


lol, perhaps I was successful in downplaying the fact that she is clearly...feeling somewhat of a chill. blush I think I'll spare everyone the alternate version that leaves little to the imagination. wink

It's great that a few people want to vote on the next photo shoot. It's a good way to keep things fun. I'll try to take a picture of the candidate pool tonight.

On a side note, I had a cosplayer find me on the internet and requested a photo shoot of her this weekend so I don't know that I'll be able to get in a figure shoot before Anime Iowa (the following weekend) but, assuming there's a clear winner by then, I'll give it my best shot.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/04/09 10:10 PM

For the "Pick the next figure photo shoot" vote...

I apologize in advance if there are any ugly seams in the image. I did a quick panning shoot and just let Photoshop go to town with it.

Here's a smaller image:
An acre of figures.

The enormous image is here for anyone interested in seeing them all up close:
Huge tracts of figures!

Rather than typing all the names, feel free to look them up here:
My Collection
or make a best-guess and I'll figure it out.

[I fear I've tipped my hand as to the degree to which I've gone bat-schiznit crazy these last couple of months but crikey these are cool!]
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 08/05/09 08:23 AM

That Alex Row figure looks pretty sharp. I love that outfit. I need to rewatch Last Exile.

Also, Rico sitting with her Dragunov is a priceless pose... reminds me of my younger days. wink
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 08/05/09 04:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k

[I fear I've tipped my hand as to the degree to which I've gone bat-schiznit crazy these last couple of months but crikey these are cool!]


No arguments here. Nice collection you have.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/05/09 06:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
That Alex Row figure looks pretty sharp. I love that outfit. I need to rewatch Last Exile.


Ahh, I see you must have been exploring. Those Last Exile trading figures are amazing. They have more detail than most 1/8th scale figures I've seen. For example, the goggles that Claus is wearing actually contain tinted lenses! I really need to re-shoot them sometime.

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Also, Rico sitting with her Dragunov is a priceless pose... reminds me of my younger days. wink


Ahh the heady days of cybernetic youth only a gelato could temper a day of popping heads.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/05/09 06:23 PM

I've edited the original post to clarify but in my initial rush to post it I failed to explicitly state that it was to let people pick the next photo shoot.

It's all in good fun so there's no need for it to be anything formal. Let's just see what the tally is after a week from today or pick the winner when there's a total of 10 or more votes, whichever comes sooner.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 08/06/09 09:27 AM

1st Xenosaga
2nd Belldandy
3rd Kitty Grade

Those are my top picks in order. Bwhaha
(BTW your are making me jealous)
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 08/06/09 09:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
[I fear I've tipped my hand as to the degree to which I've gone bat-schiznit crazy these last couple of months but crikey these are cool!]

Nonsense. You are a true collector. laugh
Now I don't feel so bad about my collection being so large. lol
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/07/09 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
1st Xenosaga
2nd Belldandy
3rd Kitty Grade

Those are my top picks in order. Bwhaha
(BTW your are making me jealous)


All well-considered and excellent choices. So far I'm getting the feeling that you may be the only one who ends up casting a vote. ;-) All the easier to count I suppose.

Maybe I'll run with your voting style and spice things up a bit by letting anyone wanting to vote to pick up to 3 figures with their first vote adding 5 points to a figure's score, their second 3 points and their third 1 point.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Figures - 08/07/09 10:04 PM

1st Xenosaga
2nd LimitGunz
3rd Char Rhousemann
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/08/09 12:09 AM

Hehe, awesome! I was hoping Char Rhousemann (your third pick) would at least get one vote in this. I can't believe a 2 year old figure is winning so far but I guess that means it's a keeper.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 08/08/09 11:00 AM

Hmm, no easy task here

1. Alicia Florence
2. Agnes Bell
3. Yukari Morita (ties with Belldandy for spot)
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/08/09 01:25 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Hmm, no easy task here

1. Alicia Florence
2. Agnes Bell
3. Yukari Morita (ties with Belldandy for spot)


Yay! Agnes gets a vote too! I actually picked her up on the blatant presumption that Nozomi would license the series. I honestly don't know a lot about the series beyond a video review podcast and several other synopses and reviews but I have yet to come across anything that strikes me as a more perfect match for Nozomi's "ordered chaos" lineup. The premise it outstanding and I hope to see how it plays out someday.

This is another really cute figure of her that I'm also considering:
Agnes Bell

A little off topic, but before I forget, there's another figure in the weekly specials here at TRSI that's pretty cool:
Monster Princess: Hime

This is a great price on a really nice looking figure. RightStuf only rarely puts figures on sale so, if you're interested, you may want to hop on it ASAP.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 08/08/09 05:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
This is another really cute figure of her that I'm also considering:
Agnes Bell


I've been wanting that one for quite some time myself. That one is probably my favorite of all the Agnes Bell figures that i've seen.
Posted by: edojidai

Re: Figures - 08/08/09 07:50 PM

I really like the shelves you have to hold all your anime and what not. Where can I find some of those so I can do the same?

my vote:
1. Limit Gunz
2. Xenosaga
3. Iroha

I think I would be scolded by my fiance if I started collecting figures though frown
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/09/09 12:39 AM

Since they're not a direct competitor to TRSI in any way I suppose it's ok to refer (someone correct me if I'm wrong and I'll edit the post) to a highly complimentary product in a post but they are in fact from a place called "That One Furniture Place". They're affiliated with That Other Place and have physical stores as well as an online presence. The shelves themselves aren't cheap but they were the best quality/value I could find back when I was looking.

The small one at the left of the picture is the smallest one and the first I got:
Small Shelf[PM for more info]

I've also got one of the mid-sized offerings which you can see some of in the right side of the picture:
Medium Shelf[PM for more info]

And a pair of these which offer the best value per unit of storage:
Large Shelf(This is the only truly viable option for a TRSI veteran.)[PM for more info]

As you can see, you can save quite a bit by not going with the glass shelves which are thankfully optional.

There are at least two things you should be aware of however. First, the holes for the shelves are inexplicably drilled in triplicate with an empty span in between sets. Hopefully they've addressed that by now but know that there's a chance you have to do some drilling if you want them to hold their most. Also the top-shelf width is a problem. It's nearly 9.5" deep and is nearly eye level...perfect for figures. This could easily double the cost of the shelves. ;-)

Good call on the Iroha add. Believe it or not, it was either her or Kos-Mos that I bought mostly with credit card reward rebates.

Edit: I'm playing the paranoia card here. I don't want to see this thread locked.

"1. Commerce: Posts about and links to other retailers and/or other people selling STUF!"

Read one way, "STUF" implies anime goods and/or anything directly competitive with Right"STUF"...read another way "STUF" = "stuff" meaning anything. If I got any thread locked on the forums here, much less one of my favorites, I'd probably have to commit seppuku. That's a messy and time-consuming prospect when the best means available to me at the moment are a rusty steak knife and a spork.

Anyway, discussion of various media storage solutions are an obvious compliment to forums dedicated to the discussion and acquisition of anime goods, particularly when those these forums would be stuf-ing them full of TRSI goods and I don't think this steps on TRSI's toes at all but, since I'm unable to interpret the rules in these cases, I'm playing it safe.

If anyone wants to know more about them, just pm me and I'll give you the scoop.
Posted by: edojidai

Re: Figures - 08/09/09 09:21 PM

Ialready saw it. . I already cleared out my unused second bedroom to make way for a shelf. Though I am not sure yet if I am willing to dish out the $300+ for those particular shelves. I might go without the glass however (I move frequently in my profession smirk )

I could actually see seppuku with a steak knife and spork. Cut open with the knife and shovel out with the spork. Gruesome...
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/11/09 05:57 PM

While they do come disassembled, they're a lot sturdier than typical kit furniture and would most likely survive more moves than your average shelf. You'll save a ton of weight going without the glass doors too.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/11/09 09:42 PM

Point total so far:

Kos-Mos - 13pts (2x5 + 1x3)
Limit Gunz - 8pts (1x5 + 1x3)
Alicia Florence - 5pts (1x5)

Agnes Bell - 3pts (1x3)
Belldandy - 3pts (1x3)
Char Rhousemann - 1pt (1x1)
Kiddy Grade - 1pt (1x1)
Yukari Morita - 1pt (1x1)

It's a nice distribution of votes but it's only a close one between Kos-Mos and Limit Gunz so far. I won't have time to do a shoot between now and AnimeIowa so that'll leave a chance for another vote or two to mix things up nicely. ;-)

Just got my Monster Princess figure in today so I'm getting even further behind. Another nice surprise is the Revy figure I ordered ages ago will likely arrive soon.

P.S. To quote an intern where I work: "Math is hard....let's go shopping!"
Posted by: edojidai

Re: Figures - 08/12/09 01:06 AM

I said to hell with it and bought some shelves from wallyworld for $20 each. I think I would be saving myself a headache from my fiance in the future because of course, she will want to buy brand new everything
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/25/09 11:07 PM

I haven't forgotten the Kos-Mos shoot. AnimeIowa kinda tapped me out on picture taking so, after finishing the photos, I opted to take a break for a few days.

I've finally broken Kos-Mos out of her Prison and wow is this a cool figure. You guys have really good taste! This figure is so loaded with details that I anticipate an extended photo shoot. Here's a sneak peek from her first moments of freedom:

Kos-Mos ~ Preview
Posted by: Funkgun

Re: Figures - 08/25/09 11:48 PM

haha, isn't that the truth. I bought some racks at ikea. But like you said, I do prepare for a revamp of furniture.

Oh and Tsunami3k

THAT is a lot of cool stuff. Love the Aria line up. =)
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/26/09 07:57 AM

Thanks! The Aria girls are just too awesome. I'm surprised some of the Japanese figure makers haven't re-issued some of the larger-scale figures since I think a lot of people would be interested in them.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 08/26/09 11:49 PM

I know i would. I was able to Akira and she's kind of lonely missing her friends!

I was also looking at some of the PVC figures for Aria and they are nice, tho since they are hard to come by now the lowest price that i've seen them is $300! I guess Alicia will just have to wait a little longer cry
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/27/09 09:04 PM

Here she is...Miss Galaxy T.C. 4763....Kos-Mos!!! This figure is supersaturated with detail. I had a blast shooting her!

Kos-Mos 1
Kos-Mos 2
Kos-Mos 3
Kos-Mos 4
Kos-Mos 5
Kos-Mos 6
Kos-Mos 7


Thanks to everyone who voted. I'll try to push some of the other popular figures up in the picture taking queue but I just got my Revy figure in(!!) so she's getting bumped to the top.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 08/28/09 09:06 AM

O.K., I'm sold! Where can I buy one of those cannons? wink
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/28/09 07:48 PM

Hehe, no kidding. That's why I like this variant more than most of the others. As it turns out, the cannon is the cheap part. The cybernetic retrofit to handle the recoil is the real bank burner.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 08/29/09 01:25 AM

Nice pics.

I was actually going to pre-order that figure awhile back, but another figure caught my eye and i put this one off. Even though i already have a KosMos figure i'll admit i like this one a little better.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/29/09 07:43 AM

Somehow I missed this when you posted it:

Originally Posted By: stargates
I know i would. I was able to Akira and she's kind of lonely missing her friends!

I was also looking at some of the PVC figures for Aria and they are nice, tho since they are hard to come by now the lowest price that i've seen them is $300! I guess Alicia will just have to wait a little longer cry


Too true, besides which I'd want all six of the Toys Works Aria figures. Akira's price is still reasonable but I imagine it would be a small fortune to build the rest of the collection, all the while trying to dodge expensive bootlegs.

Originally Posted By: stargates
Nice pics.

I was actually going to pre-order that figure awhile back, but another figure caught my eye and i put this one off.


Same. I remember when it came out. It was pretty cool but still at a time where I hadn't gotten a feel for how different 1/8th scale figures can be and wrote her off as too expensive. I think I got a Bomé figure instead. I'll always contend that Bomé figures are an excellent value but that doesn't mean that a figure 2-3x that cost can't be justified. Kos-Mos illustrates that perfectly.
Posted by: LK4D4

Re: Figures - 08/29/09 04:01 PM

A huge majority of my collection is ARIA based, the rest being 1-2 characters from other series. "Code Geass", "Strike Witches", and "Fafner". However, "Fate/Stay Night" is the 2nd largest in my collection... These are just the small figurines. Big are Escaflowne, Aika (currently with haircut) and Nanoha.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 08/29/09 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Here she is...Miss Galaxy T.C. 4763....Kos-Mos!!! This figure is supersaturated with detail. I had a blast shooting her!

<snip>


This is an awesome figure. Is it still available?
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/30/09 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By: LK4D4
... These are just the small figurines. Big are Escaflowne, Aika (currently with haircut) and Nanoha.


Did you intend for that to link to a gallery? If so I'm not having any luck clicking on it.

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
This is an awesome figure. Is it still available?


Absolutely. The figure came out in '07 so you won't find it anymore via normal retail outlets but it's still pretty easy to find from a reputable source. There's definitely a premium because it's both popular and fairly hard to find but it's nowhere near the stratospheric levels of many figures I've seen...at least not yet...
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/04/09 10:51 PM

I've had this one out of the box for a little over a week. I've finally gotten around to a proper photo shoot. It's a 1/6th scale cold-cast figure of Revy from Black Lagoon:

Black Lagoon: Revy 1
Black Lagoon: Revy 2
Black Lagoon: Revy 3
Black Lagoon: Revy 4
Black Lagoon: Revy 5
Black Lagoon: Revy 6
Black Lagoon: Revy 7
Black Lagoon: Revy 8
Black Lagoon: Revy 9
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 09/05/09 08:43 AM

Yep, that's Revy. Nice detail; the cigarette is the perfect finishing touch. lol
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/05/09 10:22 AM

So who's next on the list?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 09/05/09 11:33 AM

Looks like the tattoos have some texture to them.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/05/09 03:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Yep, that's Revy. Nice detail; the cigarette is the perfect finishing touch. lol


I very nearly used an incense stick for a nice smoke effect like I did with Aegis:

Aegis

Perhaps I still will at some point.

Originally Posted By: stargates
So who's next on the list?


Hmm, that's a good question. My backlog has at least doubled since the last vote pic and now includes these two beauties:

Kallen and Yoko

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Looks like the tattoos have some texture to them.


Good eye, you're exactly right. It's kind of an etched area for the tatoo as best as I can describe it.
Posted by: manga4micah

Re: Figures - 09/05/09 05:51 PM

You have some cool figures i really like that Ryogi Shiki figure you have.
It just sorta draws me to it for some reason its cool.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/06/09 07:50 AM

Originally Posted By: manga4micah
You have some cool figures i really like that Ryogi Shiki figure you have.
It just sorta draws me to it for some reason its cool.


I love that one too. She's easily one of my top 5 figures for sure.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 09/06/09 12:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I very nearly used an incense stick for a nice smoke effect like I did with Aegis:

Aegis

I remember when I first joined this forum, you used that pic as your avatar. Ah, memories. smile

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Hmm, that's a good question. My backlog has at least doubled since the last vote pic and now includes these two beauties:

Kallen and Yoko

I vote Yoko of course, but you don't have to listen to me. grin

Those pics of Revy are nice. I remember seeing that figure awhile back and wishing I could have one. (sigh) Revy figures become rare quickly and are quite expensive. The on I really wanted badly was this one:
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/RevyOutdoor12.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/RevyOutdoor11.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/RevyOutdoor14.jpg
I'll admit those pics aren't mine, but they where so cool. Still, if I could choose, I would pick this one. laugh
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/revy3.jpg
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/07/09 09:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
I remember when I first joined this forum, you used that pic as your avatar. Ah, memories. smile


Wow, good memory. That's actually still my avatar on MyFigureCollection.net (a.k.a. figure.tsuki-board.net). It only seems fitting.

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I vote Yoko of course, but you don't have to listen to me. grin


Ahh, if it were only a two-figure vote. I actually took this a few days ago to post and see if anyone wanted to do another photo vote but I feared that it might be a bit too telling as to how obsessive I have become:

Figure Photo Backlogblush
Quote:
(sigh) Revy figures become rare quickly and are quite expensive. The on I really wanted badly was this one:
...
Still, if I could choose, I would pick this one. laugh


Thankfully I like them both a lot. The PVC figure is more dynamic which I usually like but her face is more accurate and the detail is higher in the cold-cast figure. I'd definitely own both if they were in the realm of mere mortals but, as-is, the cold-cast Revy is the most expensive figure I've ever bough and still cost well under what the PVC figure is going for.



It's hard to argue that a 1:1 scale Revy isn't superior in every way but that would blow the lid off of my already challenging space crunch. cool
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/10/09 10:22 PM

Todays shoot involves a more obscure figure that I got for comparatively cheap. It's a figure of Soir Akane from My/Mai Otome:

Soir Akane 1
Soir Akane 2
Soir Akane 3
Soir Akane 4
Soir Akane 5
Soir Akane 6
Soir Akane 7


Enjoy...
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/12/09 02:21 PM

OK so i snagged my brothers camera and took a quick photoshoot of what i have, so i hope they came out halfway decent...(don't mind the dust since it was a spur of the moment doing smile )


batch 1
batch 2
batch 3
batch 4
batch 5
batch 6
batch 7

and one that came in damaged and needs to be replaced... cry here

Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/12/09 06:19 PM

Ah an e2046 fan. I think you mentioned ordering the Clare figure before but I didn't realize that you had so many of their completed kits. It's a shame about the damaged one but hopefully they can get it replaced soon.

As for the PVC figures, I see a few familiar faces in there. The Major was my second figure ever. It was a nice bit of street cred right up until they did a reissue. Oh well, more happy anime fans trump any minor ego boost I may have gotten. Is the swimsuit Belldandy a PVC figure? I don't recall ever seeing it but she sure is cute.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/12/09 08:03 PM

As i said before it was an impromptu photoshoot so please excuse the dust. blush

It was only recently that i started gettinig a few of the e2046 figures. My very first figure of all was Henrietta from GSG. The swimsuit Belldandy is a PVC figure i got a ways back, and it comes in the box with the option of a green or blue setting.

One website i have used a few times is having a clearance and i feel like a kid in a big candy store who can only pick out one item (ok two) at the momnent!!! cry THey had an Okusama wa Maho Shojo figure i grabbed up which turned out to be the last one and should be here next week. And come Monday i'll put the order in for Yukari figure from Rocket Girls.


As for the broken fig. (first time) i sent them an email w/ some pics and am just waiting for a response. I hear that they have a good CS dept. so i guess i'll find out. The sad part of it is that i was really looking forward to that figure coming in.

Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/12/09 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
As i said before it was an impromptu photoshoot so please excuse the dust. blush


I didn't even notice but perhaps I'm oblivious. So far I don't think I've dusted my collection once in the several years I've been collecting them. Then again I'll have been in my house for over 6 years and I can count the number of times I've dusted anything on one hand. cool

Originally Posted By: stargates
THey had an Okusama wa Maho Shojo figure i grabbed up which turned out to be the last one and should be here next week.


Ooh, which one?! I've got one where she's holding a wand across her chest and another on its way in which she's in a dress with an umbrella.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/12/09 10:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k

Originally Posted By: stargates
They had an Okusama wa Maho Shojo figure i grabbed up which turned out to be the last one and should be here next week.


Ooh, which one?! I've got one where she's holding a wand across her chest and another on its way in which she's in a dress with an umbrella.


The one you described sounds like the one coming in. The one w/ the umbrella i am looking to put an order in for in the coming weeks. The umbrella version is probably my favorite of them all.

Haruka Nogizaka is on order for Dec. If i can get that Lemon ver. that i sent you the link for would be fantastic.
Posted by: manga4micah

Re: Figures - 09/12/09 10:59 PM

Crap the shelf i ordered was discontinued ... Does anyone know where i can get a good shelf for displaying Figures/Models?
Also i would like to find one with some glass doors to try and keep the dust out...
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/12/09 11:19 PM

I did a yahoo search and came up with a few different sites you could try that specailize in bookcases. Depending on how much you want to spend since they range from a couple hundred to a couple thousand dollars.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 09/13/09 11:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Todays shoot involves a more obscure figure that I got for comparatively cheap. It's a figure of Soir Akane from My/Mai Otome:

Soir Akane 1
Soir Akane 2
Soir Akane 3
Soir Akane 4
Soir Akane 5
Soir Akane 6
Soir Akane 7


Enjoy...

A good figure. Lots of er.... frontage. Nice cool
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 09/13/09 11:18 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
OK so i snagged my brothers camera and took a quick photoshoot of what i have, so i hope they came out halfway decent...(don't mind the dust since it was a spur of the moment doing smile )

batch 1
batch 2
batch 3
batch 4
batch 5
batch 6
batch 7

and one that came in damaged and needs to be replaced... cry here

As Vader said. "impressive". A really nice collection. Congrats. cool
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/13/09 02:12 PM

Thanks.

Now like everyone else i need to find some better shelves to put them on than what i have now.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/13/09 03:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja

As Vader said. "impressive". A really nice collection. Congrats. cool


Darth Vader collects anime figures!? Sweet!

Originally Posted By: stargates
Now like everyone else i need to find some better shelves to put them on than what i have now.


I'm in the same boat. I've been researching for months trying to find what would seem to be fairly simple glass shelves like I saw in a European's figure collection photos but haven't had any luck.

Here's the pic that's had me searching:

Figure Shelves

If anyone should happen to stumble across any shelves that are similar to these (glass, viewable from all sides, simple lighting) then please, please let me know where you found it. My anime room is about to lose containment [again] (anime@97%/figures@181%) so this might buy me a few months.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/13/09 04:28 PM

Wow. I've not seen anything like that. My aunt has a glass cabinet that she got from Ethan Allen (not to that extent) which is actually pretty nice w/ glass on three sids and mirror in back. Tho the problem i have is that the room i have to work with is pretty small, so i may have to use an entertainment center/bookcase type of deal to get me through for the time being. Unless i can customize, i may have to keep my figures on the closet shelf...
Posted by: Supermutant

Re: Figures - 09/13/09 04:30 PM

I have a couple of figures from those spawn creator's Anime figure series, Ed from FMA, transformers (old and new and from no question anime series), little pokemon figures, and some other stuff. Never been into those PVC or non moving figures much.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 09/13/09 09:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I'm in the same boat. I've been researching for months trying to find what would seem to be fairly simple glass shelves like I saw in a European's figure collection photos but haven't had any luck.

Here's the pic that's had me searching:

Figure Shelves

They look like they are custom made.

I suggest checking out your local glass shops. I know one around where I live that makes everything from windows to glass tables. They also custom make things as well.
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Figures - 09/14/09 11:11 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I suggest checking out your local glass shops. I know one around where I live that makes everything from windows to glass tables. They also custom make things as well.


Agreed about local glass shops. If you don't want to setup/install yourself most of them will also do that (for a price.) That said, glass displays aren't too difficult to put together so you shouldn't have a problem.

I'm curious as to where else people go to get figures. I've been looking at a couple different figures that I'd like to get, but I don't know where I could go to try and track them down. Anyone able to PM me some links of where they go to buy?

Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/14/09 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
They look like they are custom made.


According to the owner they were high-end store bought curio cases. I tried looking up the company domestically and they're nowhere to be found.

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I suggest checking out your local glass shops. I know one around where I live that makes everything from windows to glass tables. They also custom make things as well.


I have for similar projects but of the few I've spoken with but many seem wary of any projects in which the glass is the sole load-bearing structure (liability issues no doubt). I did get one extremely high quote for a single shelf of which I estimate to this project needing two or three. It would trouble me to pay more for a shelf than its contents.

There are some commercial units that involve tempered squares of glass and connectors for light-duty retail displays like you'd see at the mall. Unfortunately I haven't found a solution like this that also includes a top with lighting. That and they're a wee bit too spartan for me.

I'm sure I'll find something eventually but it's amazing at the sheer quantity of displays out there, most of which are fugly.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 09/14/09 07:54 PM

This thread needs to be closed before I start buying anime figures. lol
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/14/09 08:08 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I've been looking at a couple different figures that I'd like to get, but I don't know where I could go to try and track them down. Anyone able to PM me some links of where they go to buy?


I've gotten this question a bunch since this thread has gotten rolling. I'd of course be happy to help out but, give how often it's come up, I'm tempted to remind everyone that TRSI clearly seems to be putting some effort into building their figure offerings so, when possible, please get what you can here first. Figure prices don't vary all that much but most places will really nail you on shipping, obviously not an issue with TRSI.

It would be awesome if they could be as big a figure collecting hub as they are a media juggernaut as I'd prefer sending my money to DLK et al vs. the veritable minefield of vendors of varying repute.

Anyway, if you already haven't gotten swamped with links, I can hook you up with with a handful of reputable sources should you need.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/14/09 08:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
This thread needs to be closed before I start buying anime figures. lol


That's my secret motivation. When shooting I'm literally thinking: "How can I make someone want to buy this?" So congratulations, you just threw jet fuel on a bonfire! wink New photos coming soon!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/14/09 09:22 PM

I was going to do a challenge post and hold off posting any more photos until someone did a shoot (since I sometimes feel like I...over represent myself on this thread) but those great collection shots from stargates more than fulfilled the criteria.

I had time for a quick shoot last night and just finished processing the photos tonight. This time it was Agnés Bell's turn:

Agnés Bell 1
Agnés Bell 2
Agnés Bell 3
Agnés Bell 4
Agnés Bell 5
Agnés Bell 6
Agnés Bell 7
Agnés Bell 8
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/14/09 10:25 PM

That Agnes Bell figure is the one i should have coming in later this week, tho i still like the one w/ umbrella. Also got an email today saying Yukari from Rocket Girls is on the way!


Went ahead and put pre-orders in for Canaan (and another shot ) and Haruka Nogizaka (from Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu). The only problem now is the wait, since i won't see them until Dec/Jan.


Got a few others lined up, but am going to have to wait since i have some store credit coming my way soon enough.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/14/09 10:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
This thread needs to be closed before I start buying anime figures. lol



We're not rubbing off on you yet are we? grin
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 09/14/09 10:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I had time for a quick shoot last night and just finished processing the photos tonight. This time it was Agnés Bell's turn:

Agnés Bell 1
Agnés Bell 2
Agnés Bell 3
Agnés Bell 4
Agnés Bell 5
Agnés Bell 6
Agnés Bell 7
Agnés Bell 8

You know, you'd think a magical girl would at least be able to conjure up some clothes. For example, I'd probably choose a suit from the Chanel A/W 2009 collection; refined, slightly understated, sophisticated without being too intimidating, yet versatile enough for today's magical girl on-the-go.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/14/09 11:57 PM

Here she is in a nice outfit. blush
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 02:55 AM

Originally Posted By: TRSI
Presented here in her "human form," Asaba is enjoying a day out in the rain. Perched on a log fence (which is a themed base!), Asaba is holding an umbrella that is trimmed with stars. Her pink shirt complements her pink hair and the slit down her long white dress shows off her long, soft, peach-colored legs. She looks as if she is waiting in the rain hoping her love comes walking down the road.

I'm not sure if "peach-colored legs" are a sign of good health, but that's a cute pose. smile
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 07:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I'm not sure if "peach-colored legs" are a sign of good health, but that's a cute pose. smile


I'll be able to verify her degree of peachiness either today or tomorrow as I believe she's in the mail at the moment. wink
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 08:44 AM

Of course, there's only one true Peach!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja

As Vader said. "impressive". A really nice collection. Congrats. cool

Darth Vader collects anime figures!? Sweet!

Yes. He's partial to magical girl series.
Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Here's the pic that's had me searching:
Figure Shelves

Hey, who's been taking pics in my house? Ha ha. I wish. grin
BTW nice pics of Agnes Bell. Vader will be jealous.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 03:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja

As Vader said. "impressive". A really nice collection. Congrats. cool

Darth Vader collects anime figures!? Sweet!

Yes. He's partial to magical girl series.


Well, you learn somthing new everyday!! So are these figure shelves really only a part of Vader's secret collection?
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 04:02 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
So are these figure shelves really only a part of Vader's secret collection?


They were, in fact, a critical structural element of the second Death Star. Their remains now orbit Endor and occasionally rain down upon an unsuspecting Ewok, igniting its fur and sending it into unrelenting throes of adorable death screams while it gazes its last upon the faint glowing belt in the evening sky; the last remaining trace of the galaxy's most prolific figure collector.

Hey, you asked! wink
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 04:05 PM

I did didn't i? smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 04:15 PM

Alright on a seperate matter, i didn't know if this should have a seperate topic or just keep using this one. So here goes.


Do you have a preference to which figures you buy? Only buying from certain companies only (good smile, toy works,max factory, etc,etc)or just whatever catches your eye?

Also do you have any preferences? 1/8 or 1/6 scale, gasphon(?), figma, pvc, resin, and so on and so on, or does anything go?
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 04:15 PM

So, who's got some Trinity Blood figures to show me? Specifically, Caterina, Noelle, Hugue, and Leon (a.k.a. the Eye Candy Squad). grin
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 04:28 PM

Not from my collection but the only two i could come up with on short notice...

one

two
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 06:10 PM

They're the only two listed in the Tsuki-Board database as well.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/15/09 06:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Of course, there's only one true Peach!


I think you linked to the wrong image. All I see is a Toadstool. smirk
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/16/09 12:21 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Do you have a preference to which figures you buy? Only buying from certain companies only (good smile, toy works,max factory, etc,etc)or just whatever catches your eye?


Heh, well I harbor the false impression that at one time I would only let myself buy a figure if it was from an anime series that I had watched and only one character from a series. Oh, and that figure has to be in-character (so no BMX, cowgirl, police officer, catgirl, waitress, race queen, etc. Rei figures for me). Primarily this was to keep me from going too crazy with figure purchases as I'd be forced to make sure it was the exact figure I wanted and/or wait until I watched the given series. Looking back however, this appears to be a complete fabrication.

True, with my first few figures (Jubei, The Major, Belldandy) I fussed over whether the likeness was close enough to either the anime or the manga or whether the pose was dynamic or otherwise fitting for the character and ultimately whether or not I should hold out until another better figure might come out.

Then the cracks in my resolve began to appear...and grow. First it was Eri. I hadn't finished buying all of the volumes of School Rumble yet but obviously I was going to at some point (err..and still will!). The figure was on sale and I didn't want to risk it getting hard to find so I bent the rule and bought it.

Then along came Clare. I had started reading the Claymore manga since well before the series was even under way but I already knew I loved the franchise. By the time I'd actually be able to watch the series this excellent figure would have been long sold out (it was pretty hard to find even when I found out about it). Another rule bent.

By a similar contortion of logic I ended up getting Aegis, Mina and Ignis which were all game characters (including an H-game! blush).

Thus eroded my "single-character from a series" rule into a "single figure of each character from a series" which later devolved to allowing two of the same character if one is SD (e.g. a Nendoroid) or [Lucky Star] characters cosplaying as other characters.

Clearly I've cast off every rule I've put into place to protect me from...well, me. They were cramping my style anyway. I'm such a rebel. cool

So without all of those artificial constraints in place, my driving motives are mostly basal. First and foremost I absolutely love beautiful armed women. Even among unarmed women I generally gravitate towards the stronger personalities (thinks tsundere-light...i.e. girls who aren't a pushover but also have a soft side and definitely sans the cranky stuff) but I admit that I indulge on the occasional figure that I simply think is cute.

I do have a few preferences as far as manufacturers go but I'll consider anything anyone issues since they each figure release can vary quite widely (in fact I'd say sculptors are as much a driving force as anything else). Good Smile is pretty consistently great, as is Alter but from looking at my collection thus far I can say it's a fairly even spread among the whose-who of makers.

Originally Posted By: stargates
Also do you have any preferences? 1/8 or 1/6 scale, gasphon(?), figma, pvc, resin, and so on and so on, or does anything go?


Absolutely. For starters I'm not a big Figma guy. I enjoy the beauty of a wonderfully sculpted figure and the clunky joints of action figures completely ruins the aesthetic. They've been getting really clever with subtle joint designs such that I might consider the occasional one on the future but I'm all about fixed-pose these days.

Nendoroids are surprisingly versatile and typically come with several facial expressions, arms, legs and props. I only have a few thus far though.

Gashapons are a rarity for me. If I absolutely have to have a figure for a series that never got a full-sized figure or they're hard to find then I'll consider gashapon figures. They're a decent value and relatively attainable but it's best to keep expectations realistic about how cool they're going to be.

Trading figures. These are another potential sweet spot. A bit larger and somewhat more expensive than gashapons, these figures typically offer the largest jump in quality for your money among the strata of the figure food chain. They can vary widely in price and quality but for some of the best examples check out the Last Exile trading figures. They're more detailed than some of my 1/8th scale figures. At the other end of the spectrum expect examples that can vary to levels below that of gashapons.

Most of what I have is PVC but I wouldn't call that so much as a preference as much as it's just the preferred medium of the manufacturers; it's cheap! Resin typicially implies garage kits (official or unofficial). Occasionally one can even find a [legitimate] finished garage kit but it's pretty rare.

If I could pick, I'd get everything in cold-cast form (if I didn't have to pay more for it). As a general rule it's more rigid (won't bend or droop over time), it can be cast with finer details, has a pleasant heft to it and can be cast to larger scales. The reality, however, is that it's a material almost solely reserved for limited edition or special release figures.

As far as scale goes, I generally consider 1/8th to be the sweet spot as far as value goes but this is far more subjective than most matters and quality typically changes commensurately with scale. The larger the figure the more detail it can accommodate which makers are quite good at doing on their larger-scale offerings.

Here's a rough reference for scale:

Scale Reference Photo ~ Yoko - 1:7 Yomiko - 1:8 Misato - 1:6 Beer and Pocky - 1:1

In retrospect, Misato's kneeling makes it a bit harder to tell but basically, if she was standing, Yoko's eyes would be about breast-height. Anyway, each figure is an ideal example of the progressive steps in detail that correspond with scale.

Yomiko's clothing is nicely rendered and there is good detail in the pleats but there's just not much working room for shading other than a bit on the key bits of her brown vest. Yoko has far more detailed shading even on some of the minor facets of her musculature and the crispness of the flame pattern on her boots is great. When you can see a figure "live" it's a lot easier to get a feel for what can and can't be done at a given scale.

Misato is a step up further still. Her black dress is loaded with the subtle details of how clothing naturally crumples and areas that are stretched are shinier while looser areas are duller. This scale also allows the luxury of permitting actual string to be used for her necklace rather than a blob of PVC with hash marks in it that's so common at smaller scales.

In the end you get what you pay for. In the last couple of years 1/8th scale figures have gone from an average of $40-$60 to $80-$100 but so too has the level of detail. You can still get some great $40-$60 figures as well. There are many avenues into figure collecting. You can go expensive, you can go cheap or, like me, you can go crazy.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 09/16/09 09:48 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Not from my collection but the only two i could come up with on short notice... one two

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
They're the only two listed in the Tsuki-Board database as well.

That's a shame. I would think several of the Trinity Blood characters would be perfect for figures. They're so daramatic, and their uniforms have so much detail.

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Of course, there's only one true Peach!

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I think you linked to the wrong image. All I see is a Toadstool. smirk

:p
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/20/09 03:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsumani3k

Heh, well I harbor the false impression that at one time I would only let myself buy a figure if it was from an anime series that I had watched and only one character from a series. Oh, and that figure has to be in-character (so no BMX, cowgirl, police officer, catgirl, waitress, race queen, etc. Rei figures for me). Primarily this was to keep me from going too crazy with figure purchases as I'd be forced to make sure it was the exact figure I wanted and/or wait until I watched the given series. Looking back however, this appears to be a complete fabrication.



Same here. I thought that i would only stick w/ figures that i knew and was familiar with. You thought that doing this would keep you from going on a buying spree? I did too. HA! That lasted only so long. A number of the e2046 figures that i have, i have no idea if they are from a game or anime or ...but i have 'em. And more on the way.

Originally Posted By: Tsumani3k

True, with my first few figures (Jubei, The Major, Belldandy) I fussed over whether the likeness was close enough to either the anime or the manga or whether the pose was dynamic or otherwise fitting for the character and ultimately whether or not I should hold out until another better figure might come out.


DITTO!! And i have to admit that i still do this quite a bit. There have been a few figures that i have passed over because i thought that they didn't do the figure justice. Also i try to keep it with certain companies that i know of and have a pretty good reputation. And will try to stay with them as long as i can before branching out into a new company that i'm unfaillar with.


As for my preferences i, too like the PVC and have a few GK's. Not too big on Figma's myself right now. As for the Nendroid...i'm slowly starting look into them. Gashapons and Trading Kits i really don't know too much about myself so i'll need to do some research on them should i decide to give them a try later on.

As for scale right now 1/6 - 1/8 are pretty much what i try and stay with, mostly because (for me) not only is it room but also as you said the detail has increased (as well as price). Also maybe it was because that was the size of my first figure as well (1/8 size Henrietta from GSG).

Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Figures - 09/20/09 07:07 PM

I've been telling myself the same thing about only buying figures from series I've seen. Are you telling me that isn't going to last? If so, I'm going to be very poor, very quickly.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/21/09 04:31 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I've been telling myself the same thing about only buying figures from series I've seen. Are you telling me that isn't going to last?



Probably not! As you can see from Tsumani and myself, we started out the same way with the same idea. Two words "wishful thinking"! I tried myself to keep it with in a half dozen figures and thought that i would be content with that. HOWEVER with the different figures coming out and the different poses etc., etc., as well as new shows that have pretty cool figures (for me the new CANAAN figure was a must) coming out the temptaion just gets the better of you.

All i can say now is "Welcome to the Club!" laugh
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/21/09 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I've been telling myself the same thing about only buying figures from series I've seen. Are you telling me that isn't going to last?


Everyone's different but there's nothing to worry about at this point. Presumably your collection will grow and evolve to match your predispositions. If it ever feels forced or compulsive then it's probably best throttle it back for a while but if you have the means and you find that you love it then there's no reason why you shouldn't enjoy the hobby to its fullest. I think you're on the right track by narrowing the overwhelming pool of candidates when just starting out. Perhaps once you've gotten a few you can relax your criteria as you see fit. Clearly mine have gotten *very* relaxed. ;-)

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
If so, I'm going to be very poor, very quickly.


Too true. Figures can add up pretty fast with some easily costing more than the price of the DVD series so it's best to choose carefully. One very affordable way to start out is with Bomé figures. They're usually available in the sub-$40s and are produced in high enough quantities to [usually] be easy to find well after their production run and they're of really nice quality for the price range.

It's cool to see someone taking the plunge. I was a somewhat of kakure otaku when I got my first figure so it's fun to live vicariously through you. Please keep us up to date on what you get.

Originally Posted By: stargates
...as well as new shows that have pretty cool figures (for me the new CANAAN figure was a must) coming out...


Yeah that's another thing to be aware of. By the time a show gets a domestic release the original figure run has usually long since sold out and prices can get pretty insane. Sometimes it can be a bit of a leap of faith to get a cool looking figure at release time while hoping the show doesn't turn out to be crap.

I ordered the Canaan figure too. ;-) Since TRSI licensed Rental Magica it seemed like the Adelicia Lenn Mathers figure was substantially less of a gamble than most so she's on my preorder list as well. (/me queues up another round of Crack Pipe (Burnin' My Hand).)
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 09/22/09 06:54 AM

I'm just going to experience the agony and the ecstasy of collecting figures vicariously, through you guys. The last thing I need is another expensive hobby!
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/22/09 03:57 PM

Going to pick up Wendy and Carmen 99 from Gun x Sword from P.O. tomorrow. Wendy i picked up for $18, i'd be nuts to pass that opportunity up!!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/22/09 11:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
I'm just going to experience the agony and the ecstasy of collecting figures vicariously, through you guys. The last thing I need is another expensive hobby!


The great part is that it doesn't have to be expensive at all. Tonight's figure I got shipped to my door for under $30 new.

Originally Posted By: stargates
Going to pick up Wendy and Carmen 99 from Gun x Sword from P.O. tomorrow. Wendy i picked up for $18, i'd be nuts to pass that opportunity up!!


Ooh, which Carmen?! If you got that super saucy version then I'm hella-jealous.

After doing some figure shoots for fellow anime club members this weekend I've been itching to take another crack at my figure backlog. Thank Random.org for tonight's selection, Noriko Takaya from Gunbuster:

Noriko 1
Noriko 2
Noriko 3
Noriko 4
Noriko 5
Noriko 6
Noriko 7
Noriko 8
Noriko 9
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/23/09 01:46 PM

Ah, Noriko. Nice pics. This is one that i was looking at but wound up getting another one at the time (i think it was Yomiko).

Got in several figures today, which i didn't plan on getting all at once, so i'll see if i can post some pics later on.



Here's a little update. The latest batch to come in. Agnes Bell came late last week and all the rest came today.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/26/09 10:22 PM

My plastic date on this wonderful Saturday night is Unity May from Unity Marriage...I don't really know what the hell it is but I though the figure was really elaborate looking so I picked it up.

Unity May 1
Unity May 2
Unity May 3
Unity May 4
Unity May 5
Unity May 6
Unity May 7
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 09/27/09 09:05 AM

She must get really angry if she needs six exhaust pipes in her back. lol
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/27/09 09:15 AM

lol. Kikuchiyo's long-lost sister!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/29/09 08:30 PM

Exhaust pipe redux!

I picked up this one last week at the local Japanese Festival held at the Junior College just up the street from me. I know a vendor on the convention circuit and he was kind enough to track down this Mahoro motorbike figure for me on his last trip to Japan:

Mahoro Motorbike 1
Mahoro Motorbike 2
Mahoro Motorbike 3
Mahoro Motorbike 4
Mahoro Motorbike 5
Mahoro Motorbike 6
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 09/30/09 09:08 AM

Maids on motorcycles... only in Japan.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/30/09 03:37 PM

Yep. And oddly enough it sells. Right Tsumani?? grin
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/30/09 11:10 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Yep. And oddly enough it sells. Right Tsumani?? grin


True enough. "Tsumani"? Is that a subliminal message that I've collected Tsu/Too mani/many figures? Nonsense. Surely you meant "Too manly" which, of course, would be the natural conclusion that anyone would draw about someone who collects plastic renditions of animated women. cool
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 10/01/09 09:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Originally Posted By: stargates
Yep. And oddly enough it sells. Right Tsumani?? grin


True enough. "Tsumani"? Is that a subliminal message that I've collected Tsu/Too mani/many figures? Nonsense. Surely you meant "Too manly" which, of course, would be the natural conclusion that anyone would draw about someone who collects plastic renditions of animated women. cool

Right on. That's the excuse I'm going to use from now on.
BTW I've wanted that Maho figure even since I first saw it. cry Really cool pics.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 10/01/09 10:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
...someone who collects plastic renditions of animated women. cool

That's pretty accurate. Browsing through the Tsunami3k collection, I see only three male figures (Claus Valca, Alex Row, and Dio Eraclea/Lucciola), all from Last Exile, and they're only busts, at that. frown
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 10/01/09 12:09 PM

The number of female figures vs. male is very disproportionate. That is a good thing for collectors like Tsunami and myself.grin
You could make an argument for it being a male-centric hobby.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/01/09 06:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
BTW I've wanted that Maho figure even since I first saw it. cry Really cool pics.


Same. I passed on it when it first came out (back when I was "sensible") and regretted it ever since. I was pleased as punch to get a second chance.

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
That's pretty accurate. Browsing through the Tsunami3k collection, I see only three male figures (Claus Valca, Alex Row, and Dio Eraclea/Lucciola), all from Last Exile, and they're only busts, at that. frown


Well, technically I have seven. I also have a Batou(GitS), Togusa(GitS), Lupin(Lupin III) and Jigen(LupinIII) but, in all honesty, they were pack-ins with DVDs.

There just aren't many guy figures manufactured but there are several I'd buy if they were available. This does make for an interesting thought experiment though...

For starters I think a non craptastic Spike Spiegel(Bebop) figure would be great or a Gats(Berserk) if they weren't a freaking fortune. Sousuke Sagara(FMP) in his Bonta-kun powersuit would be excellent.

Edmond Dantès(The Cholesterol Count of Monte Crisco) would be pretty cool if they could pull off that crazy texture effect on a figure (I'm dreaming, I know) but I don't know if that counts (bad pun) because I want a Haydée figure even more. The same goes for Hellsing; I'd love a great Alucard figure but not until I get an excellent Seras Victoria (she's gotta have the Harkonnen but not the jacked up face or the overdeveloped bust that every figure of her seems to screw up).

I'd also get a Saiga(Speed Grapher) figure if only because people keep thinking I'm cosplaying as him at anime conventions.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 10/01/09 09:02 PM

You could randomly pull names out of a bag for Trinity Blood. All of those characters, male, female, and android, would make good figures.

There's Berserk, Fushigi Yugi, Black Lagoon (Oooh, Mr. Chang with both of his AMTs drawn! - not to ignore Dutch and Ginji Matsuzaki), Kyo Kara Maoh!, Fruits Basket (Ayame alone deserves three or four figures), Samurai 7 (especially Kyuzo), all of the guys from Bebop (even Cowboy Andy), etc. There are lots of tough guys, pretty boys, you name it; the list is endless.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/01/09 09:04 PM

Ahh, Kyuzo! Excellent call.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 10/01/09 09:11 PM

I know, and that voice of his (English dub) makes him even sexier. I'll have to check the Japanese soundtrack to see how they did with him. He's one of the few figures that could just be standing at attention and still look cool.

As for female characters in Samurai 7, Shichiroji's girlfriend would be a good choice. Even though we don't see much of her, she's the only female in the show with pretty clothes. lol (Sorry, Kirara honey, but it's true.)
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 10/02/09 10:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Originally Posted By: stargates
Yep. And oddly enough it sells. Right Tsumani?? grin


True enough. "Tsumani"? Is that a subliminal message that I've collected Tsu/Too mani/many figures? Nonsense. Surely you meant "Too manly" which, of course, would be the natural conclusion that anyone would draw about someone who collects plastic renditions of animated women. cool


Right on. That's the excuse I'm going to use from now on.


Yeah, me too. (even though i didn't realize i had started something here... smile )
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/05/09 08:45 PM

My apologies for not including individual links this time. I'm putting out a fire with my club's site but wanted to pop on and share the latest shoot with you. (Our domain expired yesterday; the weekend the domain registrar decided to move to Chicago. Doh!)

This is Hime (and Flandre) from Princess Resurrection. It's the figure I mentioned picking up here at TRSI a couple months ago. Anyway, it's a really sharp figure as you'll see if you click on the following link:

Hime & Flandre Gallery
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/11/09 11:38 PM

I did a double-shoot of two of the Galaxy Angel girls tonight; Mint Blancmanche and Milfeulle Sakuraba:

Mint & Milfeulle 1
Mint & Milfeulle 2

Milfeulle 1
Milfeulle 2
Milfeulle 3

Mint 1
Mint 2
Mint 3

Mint & Milfeulle 3
Mint & Milfeulle 4

Mint 4
Milfeulle 4
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 10/23/09 12:06 PM

I know that it's been a while, but i have a couple of new figs that i got in ( one w/ store credit and one that i had given up on). However it's still nice to see some new faces now and then.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/23/09 12:13 PM

Are both Agnes figures the new ones? Those are the exact same two I have! I haven't taken the umbrella version out yet but it's nice to see that the umbrella looks nice. I was a little worried that I might not look so great.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 10/23/09 02:14 PM

The Agnes with the umbrella is only a couple of weeks old. The other one is a month or two now. As for the umbrella it is much, much better out of the box. I was worried about it too, but when i opened it up i have left it on my dresser right next to my bed to enjoy it all the more. So don't worry about taking it out and not liking it!

As for Fasalina...i thought that she would never come in. I tried a new (and unknown) website that had one left. After several weeks and no updates or tracking number i had pretty much given up hope on her until i got a notice in the mail that she had finally come in.

Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/23/09 02:16 PM

That Fasalina figure is a really hard one to find these days. Good catch!
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 10/23/09 02:19 PM

Thanks. I did a double take when i saw it in stock so...

Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/23/09 10:59 PM

I just got my Saber/Lily figure in this week. I think she's even cooler than the pre-production photos implied!

Saber Lily (In Box)
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 10/24/09 11:57 AM

If it looks that good in the box i wonder how it will look out...

While i thought that Fate/Stay night was alright i have to admit that the Sabre figures that have come out are really quite good.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 10/27/09 01:29 PM

I love all the Saber figures and there are many. Even when she is so serious like with the Saber/Lily figure, she is still cute.

I've been wanting to do this shoot with my Mine Blue figure for some time, but I knew it would take time. Winter is coming on so I decided yesterday to go for it. Total time for set up, shoot and clean-up took about an hour. Not bad. Of course I had help from my daughter. She helped with the labor and cat wrangling on the set. I like dioramas, I hope you do too.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/137.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/146.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/150.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/151.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/132.jpg

Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 10/27/09 05:23 PM

You know this is one figure that i debated a long time on getting when it first came out. Now with these great pics i am so regretting not getting it!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/27/09 08:43 PM

That is one sharp figure. I'm usually mixed on dioramas. I see a lot of figure photos where someone clearly just slapped their figure down on a grass lawn and shot some photos from standing height. I have a lot of respect for photos where some though has clearly been put into making an actual scene as yours does. I like how it looks like she's out for a quick trek down a dirt road.

Some people go really crazy and even build miniature scenes from scratch. More often than not they're quite impressive but I can't imagine how much that must cost to do regularly. I'll stick with my comparatively cheap homemade backdrops for now.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/27/09 09:22 PM

This was supposed to be just a quick test shot with my new photo lights but it came out so well that I figured I'd call it a keeper. I can post more links when I do a real shoot.

Saber Maid (Light Test)

What's funny is that the whole maid thing usually doesn't float my boat, I can cook and clean (or a rough approximation thereof) for myself, but this figure just blew me away.
Posted by: Funkgun

Re: Figures - 10/28/09 02:43 AM

that ended up looking pretty sweet.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/29/09 09:34 PM

All right figure fans, I need help from some of you. I think I'm still a little too revved up about getting this figure so she seems to look good against any color I put behind her! Can a few more objective minds chime in with an opinion as to which looks best?

Saber Maid Photo Shoot Indecision
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 10/30/09 09:49 AM

The one that stood out to me the most would be the bottm right. I found that one more soothing (or should i say "easy on the eyes"?) to look at than at the brighter backgrounds of the others. Regardless of the background Sabre in a maid outfit... blush

BTW is this going to be a photoshoot that later winds up being pic for your desktop?
Posted by: GreenGel

Re: Figures - 10/30/09 10:25 AM

I agree. I thought bottom right looked best as well. Slightly behind that is the one immediately to the left (the darker blue) which didn't look too bad either.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 10/30/09 10:51 AM

Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I agree. I thought bottom right looked best as well.


Same here! That one stood out the most followed by the one at the top left.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/30/09 09:02 PM

Thank you for all the great input. You guys rock!

Originally Posted By: stargates
Regardless of the background Sabre in a maid outfit... blush


No kidding. This is really an amazing figure.

Originally Posted By: stargates
BTW is this going to be a photoshoot that later winds up being pic for your desktop?


It's funny you say that. I usually have an anime paper up but just the other day I stumbled across an Aegis photo from a shoot a year and a half or so ago that I inexplicably ignored. I processed it and liked it so much that I made it my desktop. If this shoot turns out well I may very well make one of the new photos my wallpaper.

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: GreenGel
I agree. I thought bottom right looked best as well.


Same here! That one stood out the most followed by the one at the top left.


Good call! I posted the pic on one other thread an each color got a vote but there was an overall preference for the purple and denim colors. I'm actually surprised about the purple, not because it isn't an excellent match, but because it was the last photo I took with my old lights. The rest of the shots were with the new lights but I white balanced them all to the new lights. As a result the purple looks kinda washed out as does Saber herself.

Because purple still managed to get votes even in its diminished state, I figured I would take a shot or two with the new lights to see how it looked when done correctly. This somehow turned into a full photo shoot so I guess purple wins! blush It looks to be a fantastic match and looks far, far better than the sample photo I posted.

Thank you all again for the well-considered responses. It really helped me get out of my deadlocked state. I'll post some photos as soon as I'm done processing them.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/31/09 01:58 PM

So this is my first shoot with my new photo lights. For every improvement over my old "can lights on stacks of TRSI boxes setup", the new lights also impose some new challenges. Overall, though, I think they're going to be great.

Anyway on to the main event; Saber!

Saber Maid #1
Saber Maid #2
Saber Maid #3
Saber Maid #4
Saber Maid #5
Saber Maid #6
Saber Maid #7
Saber Maid #8
Saber Maid #9
Saber Maid #10


..or skip straight to the Gallery or check out the Slideshow (Note: First several shots are of Rin from a shoot ages ago).
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 11/01/09 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Thank you for all the great input. You guys rock!


Well, DUH! laugh


Btw, nice photos. Who's next?
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/01/09 10:31 PM

Good question. I've built up quite the backlog so, if there are any series/characters that strike yours or anyone else's fancy, there's a chance I might have a figure to match.

My only so-called "rule" is to try not to do adjacent shoots that need the same backdrop color (so my Flickr photostream doesn't look too monotonous) or a character from a series in the three prior photo shoots...not that I'm particularly rigid but I try to mix it up a little rather than cherry-picking all of the figures I'm most pining for (including the Saber Lily figure that just came in recently).
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Figures - 11/02/09 12:58 AM

Cool Figures you got there Stargates. I Just bought my Toynami Cursed Sasuke Chidori figure today. I got it sealed never opened for bargin. I got it for 100 flat. Sorry, I can't post pics of my figures because I don't have a camera yet.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/03/09 10:09 PM

It's time to break your piggy bank Stephanie; I think I've found some figures that meet your criteria:

Black Butler Figures
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/04/09 06:28 PM

Since no one had any suggestions I left the choice up to random.org once again. This time it's of the often overshadowed cutie Nia Teppelin from Gurren Lagann:

Nia 1
Nia 2
Nia 3
Nia 4
Nia 5
Nia 6
Nia 7
Nia 8


Sega just came out with I think 4 new figures in this run, 2 Nia figures and 2 Yoko figures, of which I got 3. Typical of Sega figures they're pretty affordable but don't really conform to a particular scale. I'd say this particular figure is somewhere around 1/9th scale. Now I'd really like to see the 1/8th scale Nia up close!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 11/05/09 03:09 PM

Here is the trio of ladies from Fate/Hollow Ataraxia. I included all three because they were of the same series of swim attire. The photos didn't come out as well as I would have liked. I wasn't able to see how they came out until I downloaded them on the computer. By then I had already put the ladies back into their boxes. Without further delay-
group
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/045-1.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/044-1.jpg
Rin Tohsaka
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/032-1.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/040-1.jpg
Sakura Matou
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/029.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/038.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/042.jpg
Saber
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/030-1.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/025-1.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/036.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/039-1.jpg

Thank you. They will be here all week. Be sure to try your waitress and tip the veal. laugh

Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/05/09 08:45 PM

Those are pretty neat. All of them are really nicely sculpted but I think I like the Saber one the best if only because they made an effort to hide the seams. Not that Rin and Sakura aren't nice. I particularly enjoy seeing Rin when she's depicted in a more mellow state than with her usual intensity from the anime.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/15/09 03:35 PM

I did a photo shoot of Metatron from Demonbane earlier in the week. Enjoy!

Gallery|Slideshow

Note: Not necessarily NSFW but a fair bit racier than average.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 11/16/09 02:32 PM

Niiiice!
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Figures - 11/16/09 05:42 PM

Wow, Tsunami, those pictures are really nice. Rightstuf should have these pictures next to the item when ppl go to buy them.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/16/09 06:34 PM

Well thank you for that A_Z. I think that's about the highest compliment a non-pro can get! I'm definitely getting more familiar with my new photo lights and learning new techniques all the time. An admittedly odd use of time for a software guy.

I'd be absolutely honored if TRSI (or anyone) used my photos but I imagine they use the same stock photos that the figure vendors send out to everyone. Some are good and others are not so good but the key factor is that they're free which is hard to compete with. I don't have any delusions of fame or riches but I'm not even sure I could wrangle an even figure per shoot trade (which, even for a high-end figure, is a burger-flipper rate at best).

I was [very] briefly intrigued by [Insert Major Online Retailer]'s feature of user-submitted photos but their draconian rights policy was a profound turnoff. Effectively they claim full ownership of any uploaded images to do what they want with without consulting (or compensating) the originator. Normally that's not unreasonable for paid work but that's pretty ballsy to ask that of those paying you but I'm sure it's just as much an attempt to cover their arses legally as anything.

Alas it remains an unpaid hobby but I do get a major rush from hearing from people who get excited about a figure after seeing a picture I've taken so thanks a ton for doing just that.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Figures - 11/17/09 07:16 PM

Really, it is great. And yeah, if you can't, atleast, put a little name on the tinsy winsy corner of a picture then there would be no point in it. Unless you were getting paid.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 11/19/09 09:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I did a photo shoot of Metatron from Demonbane earlier in the week. Enjoy!

Gallery|Slideshow


Whoa! That is a really voluptuous...I mean nice figure. grin Good Photos.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/19/09 07:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Whoa! That is a really voluptuous...I mean nice figure. grin Good Photos.


lol..Yeah, she's really easy on the camera. ;-)
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Figures - 11/20/09 05:09 PM

I don't buy figures really. I mean, it'd be nice to have enough income to buy all the anime I want AND figures/models.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/20/09 08:48 PM

It's all about restraint, responsibility and delayed gratification. Because I lack these critical attributes I have instead chosen the "sleep in the bushes at TRSI HQ" retirement plan. My figures will keep me warm.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 11/21/09 09:13 AM

So, who's the next one that you have your eye on?
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/21/09 09:23 AM

To buy or shoot?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 11/21/09 09:32 AM

Both.

It'll be some time before i get anymore. The only ones that i have coming in are Haruka (Haruka no Himitsu) and Canaan and as to when....

Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/21/09 09:55 AM

Hmmm, well my current backlog has gotten huge but, like with my anime DVDs, it hasn't really stopped me from ordering more.

A fellow figure collector and aspiring figure photographer is coming over today to shoot his Drossel figure and there's a fair chance we'll crack open one of mine as well. I won't list my entire backlock but I did just get in a figure this week of Aya from The OneeChanbara game (of which the live-action movie Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad is in the current studio sale).

I also got Chroche from Ar Tonelico 2. Probably an eroge knowing my blind-buy track record. ;-P

Fatina and Narika should arrive Monday or Tuesday.

Of the figures I'm pondering, there's a really cute one of Index that's just been announced and a re-issue of Golden Darkness that I think I may have already missed the window on.

Then there's the litter matter of a devilish little bird whispering in my ear about a 1/4 scale Kos-Mos garage kit that would be fantastic but whose price would override the purchase of several of her more modest scale sisters.

I'll be sure to post the results of today's photo shoot just as soon as I process the images.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/22/09 12:54 PM

Wow! Well yesterday turned into an all-day photo shoot. Four figures in all! I'm still midway through processing them but the first set I'll link to is

Sumika Kagami from Muv Luv (which I'm pretty sure is an eroge):Gallery|Slideshow
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Figures - 11/22/09 08:19 PM

Wow, i know this is off topic, but you also have some really funny and cool Con pics.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/22/09 08:29 PM

lol..Well thanks. I get a huge kick out of taking photos of fans in their element so I try to preserve what of it I can in the hopes that maybe some fans will find them and get to relive that brief moment in time. I guess that's a little corny but I really do think anime fans are awesome...at least the well-behaved ones. wink
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/22/09 08:37 PM

All righty! The next set is ready. I warn you that the following photos are unsafe for nosebleed-prone individuals. [Insert DLK's rendition of the Micro Machines man disclaimer here.]*

Without further ado, Villetta Nu from Code Geass:Gallery|Slideshow

*Proprietary humor relies on the reader being both a listener of the TRSI podcast and having been of sentient age in the mid-80s.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Figures - 11/22/09 08:53 PM

That ones a little to shaded around the hip area. Front & back.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/22/09 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Alpha_Zeon
That ones a little to shaded around the hip area. Front & back.


I did emphasize it a little during processing. Maybe I overdid it.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 11/22/09 11:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Without further ado, Villetta Nu from Code Geass:Gallery|Slideshow

Whoa! I want that figure...I mean those are some awesome pics of an awesome figure.grin
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/23/09 07:55 AM

Hehe, thanks. I agree; it's an excellent figure so now I'm curious how she compares to her 1/7th scale counterpart (the one pictured is 1/8th).

I only had a little time to get some pics of my amigo's Figma figure. It's the first time I've ever really seen a Figma figure up close but I'm pretty impressed with how well they're made.

Drossel from Fireball: Gallery|Slideshow
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 11/23/09 09:09 AM

Originally Posted By: stargates
So, who's the next one that you have your eye on?

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
To buy or shoot?

For a split second, I forgot I was in the "Figures" topic. Scary moment... wink
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/23/09 07:45 PM

Oops, forgot to post pics from my fourth and final photo shoot after uploading them this morning. This one's for the Tony Taka fans.

Celestia(the box says Cerestia) from Shining Wind/Tears: Gallery|Slideshow

My figure photos are currently organized by franchise (rather than by character which I need to do sometime) so the new photos are the ones that start about midway through the set. A little quality time with Kureha never hurt anyone though.
Posted by: Alpha_Zeon

Re: Figures - 11/26/09 03:41 PM

: ), I like the Celestia figure better. Bother are really good tho.
Posted by: DemonXSoultaker

Re: Figures - 12/02/09 03:42 AM

Any one know if the FFX-2(10-2) figures are hard to find?
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 12/02/09 06:14 PM

I did a quick search on MyFigureCollection.net and it turned up a few hits:

FF X-2 Figures

It looks like there are only a few larger-scale figures plus a handful of trading figures. The Yuna figure looks pretty cool and is still pretty findable.

Edit: Crazy odds but the following pic just caught my eye because I had just looked up those figures for you. They just posted it a little bit ago and I'd have never found it otherwise since it hasn't been linked to the figure yet.

Yuna Figure
Posted by: DemonXSoultaker

Re: Figures - 12/02/09 10:40 PM

I have the heretic yojimbo got it a few years back for like 20$ now hes 200$ i'm shocked at his price now i have yuna and heretic bahamut as well if i get my hands on a cam i'll get some pics of them up.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 12/03/09 09:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Edit: Crazy odds but the following pic just caught my eye because I had just looked up those figures for you. They just posted it a little bit ago and I'd have never found it otherwise since it hasn't been linked to the figure yet.

Yuna Figure

That is a really nice figure. I've posted pics of my copy of it earlier in this thread.
Posted by: Funkgun

Re: Figures - 12/03/09 01:10 PM

Yeah the Yuna figure has nice detail.
Posted by: SlaughterX

Re: Figures - 12/04/09 10:44 AM

Originally Posted By: DemonXSoultaker
I have the heretic yojimbo got it a few years back for like 20$ now hes 200$ i'm shocked at his price now i have yuna and heretic bahamut as well if i get my hands on a cam i'll get some pics of them up.


Looks like it goes for about $100 on ebay... but that's news to me, as I also have it and wasn't aware it went for so much. I'll probably sell it soon.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 12/20/09 11:03 AM

So luck has it that someone contacted me to do a figure review. A French figure collection site no less! (From what I can tell, France has a very prolific figure collecting community). I completed a review for them of a new Fate T. Harlaown figure produced by Alter. If the name rings a bell it's likely because it's from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS.

The figure is stated as 1/7th scale but it's absolutely huge. From the tip of her hair to the end of her enormous sword is over 2 feet! Anyway, if you're curious to hear and see more, it's all here:

Fate T. Harlaown Review
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 12/21/09 08:26 AM

Cool!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 12/24/09 08:12 AM

A very awesome figure indeed.
Posted by: DemonXSoultaker

Re: Figures - 12/24/09 11:44 AM

I hope that the Shakugan no shana figure i per-ordered looks cool as i hope.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 01/16/10 04:29 PM

Another figure review, this time of Yoko Littner (as Yomako Sensei). Come for the pictures, stay for the French lesson! wink

Yomako Sensei Review
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 01/16/10 07:27 PM

Nice pics. If teachers look like that i think i need to go back to school...
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 01/16/10 08:39 PM

*Sigh* Another figure I would love to have.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 01/19/10 11:18 PM

Tonight a *special* photo shoot with Saber:

Saber:tKoB
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 01/20/10 11:25 AM

Those are some nice shots.
I've got question; do you assemble those figures yourself or are they premade? If it's the second that's even more amazing. laugh
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 01/20/10 12:44 PM

I have some garage kits which I haven't finished yet but the pictures I've linked to here, all have been premade.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 01/20/10 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Tonight a *special* photo shoot with Saber:

Saber:tKoB


Since i'm not really a drinker it didn't dawn on me at first what Saber:tKoB really stood for. For some odd reason i thought it was Saber: The Kicker of Butts grin
Either way that is one cool figure.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 01/20/10 04:36 PM

It was purposefully vague. I figured anyone clicking on the link out of curiosity would quickly see that the name in the pics was: "Saber: King of Beers" but the direct link may not show that as well as I presumed. Doh!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 01/21/10 09:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Tonight a *special* photo shoot with Saber:

Saber:tKoB

I wish I had your time to come up with such clever things. I can only manage about one or two original things a year. What you've done here is truly inspiring. laugh
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 01/21/10 10:14 AM

I do love some Sapporo with sushi.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 01/21/10 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
I wish I had your time to come up with such clever things. I can only manage about one or two original things a year. What you've done here is truly inspiring. laugh

lol, well I can't claim to have put much time into it but I'm really glad to hear someone got a kick out of it. My inspirational moments are few and far between too. I think my last figure photo epiphany struck over two years ago with Aegis.

When I pulled Saber out of the box her I immediately thought of having a little fun with the next photo shoot by replacing the original little penguin-themed ice-shaver with something else. Since I was in the kitchen it was literally about 2 seconds before my gaze fell upon an open beer bottle. I gave it try and it was the perfect diameter and height (I also had a Ramune bottle but it was too short and wide.)

I immediately ran out for some prop beers (gotta be authentic!) which actually took longer than the entire photo shoot. The same dumb luck struck when I opened the Sapporo. I walked into my anime room still holding the opener and it occurred to me that, just maybe, another figure could hold it as well (not yet realizing that the *perfect* figure was seconds from making itself known as the drop-dead obvious choice).

It was a fun little shoot and only took a total of maybe 2 hours, beer run and all. I had a blast and ended up with a dozen beers to boot! ;-)
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 02/28/10 01:18 PM

Well i may not be a fan of Ikki Tousen, but i tell you what, they have some nice figures i'm tempted to buy. Like this one .

Alt weapon.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 02/28/10 08:30 PM

I caught that one from their newsletter too. It seems to deviate rather significantly from original canon (double-entendre points!) but I've certainly been known to make an exception. I think this month though I need to start looking for shelves.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 03/01/10 02:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
...I've certainly been known to make an exception.


Tell me about it. When i saw this one my jaw hit the floor from all the drooling i did. smile However an exception to the rule now and again doesn't always hurt does it?

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I think this month though I need to start looking for shelves.


Yes, that seems to be a problem with anyone who does have a figure collection of any kind. It's also a problem that i need to work on as well.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 03/31/10 09:43 PM

I'm still doing regular figure shoots but I realized that I hadn't posted a link to one here in quite a while so here's a link to the latest:

Saber (Good Smile) Gallery
Saber (Good Smile) Slideshow
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 03/31/10 11:12 PM

Nice pics. Is that your newest figure to come in?

I'm still waiting on my Gunslinger Miss Nobody to come in which i put an order in like 20 yrs ago, but haven't heard a word.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 03/31/10 11:21 PM

Actually she's not new at all. I got her some time last summer IIRC, I'm just very slow to open my figures. Not by design mind you, it's just that I like to do a photo shoot right when I take them out of the box. That being a time-consuming ordeal, it tends to put on the brakes a little.

So is the Miss Nobody figure you're waiting for the one where she's running away but she's turning and pointing the 10-barrel(?) pistol behind her? If so, that's a cool one...well ok, all Miss Nobody figures are cool.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 04/01/10 09:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k

So is the Miss Nobody figure you're waiting for the one where she's running away but she's turning and pointing the 10-barrel(?) pistol behind her? If so, that's a cool one...well ok, all Miss Nobody figures are cool.



Actually...no. This is the one i'm waiting on. Another pose. Tho they aren't the greatest pics this is the one. The one you are probably thinking of came out shorly after i put an order in for the one pictured here. And, yes, i agree Miss Nobody figures are pretty cool. smile
Posted by: DemonXSoultaker

Re: Figures - 04/16/10 12:50 PM

any one gonna get the new FF x-2 yojimbo figure?
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 04/16/10 07:41 PM

Some very nice stuff in this thread! I especially liked the Swimsuit Saber pics up higher on this page, very well done.

While my displays are a little cluttered for my tastes, I'll share anyways. smile

These first 3 pics are on shelves just above my computer desk. So I get to look at all the lovely ladies whenever I'm at the desk. These are mainly figures/statues/gashapon from series that I really like, ones like Ikki Tousen, Fate/Stay Night, Haruhi, Geass, etc. I'm sure yall will know who is who....

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02208.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02209.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02210.jpg


Now these next shelves are to the right of my desk and please try to ignore the case with all the Star Wars figures in it. smile That's one of my older hobbies. Anyways:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02211.jpg

And some closeups. As you can tell, I *really* like Ryomou. laugh

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02212.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02213.jpg


So that's them for now. I do plan to get a few more as funds allow. I do have my eye on the newest Clayz Ryomou due in a few months so that will go in her shrine area.;)


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 04/16/10 10:19 PM

Originally Posted By: DemonXSoultaker
any one gonna get the new FF x-2 yojimbo figure?

Which one?

Originally Posted By: baldylox
So that's them for now. I do plan to get a few more as funds allow. I do have my eye on the newest Clayz Ryomou due in a few months so that will go in her shrine area.;)

Nice collection Billy. You are indeed a true Ryomou fan. Oddly enough, as of a few months ago, I didn't have a single Ryomou figure...not for lack of trying mind you. Now I have 4 with a 5th on the way.

If it was the Saber: King of Beers shoot that you liked then thank you for your kind words.
Posted by: DemonXSoultaker

Re: Figures - 04/17/10 01:46 AM

New on right stuf's site that is.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 04/17/10 09:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Baldylox
So that's them for now. I do plan to get a few more as funds allow. I do have my eye on the newest Clayz Ryomou due in a few months so that will go in her shrine area.;)

Yes, you do have a nice collection. I like the spacing with the tachikomas. You have a whole squad.smile
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/17/10 10:39 AM

I really like your figure of Mai.(or at least I think that's her) laugh
An overall impressive collection.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 04/17/10 01:03 PM

Thanks for the kind words yall! It's nice to able to share with people who understand the addiction. smile

To J.E.S. - Yes, if you mean the one in the picture with her on the far left in the red outfit, that's Mai Shiranui from the Fatal Fury/KOF series. I saw that one on ebay a while back and just had to get her. The sculpt is quite nice. You may not be able to see it in the picture but she is holding a cool little keychain of Tetsujin 28's head in her left hand a friend in Osaka sent me. I thought it looked neat with her holding it.

To Hobby Ninja - Gracias! I really liked the Tachikomas from GITS and after getting the one larger blue one that has the mini Major with it, I saw all those others in a boxset on ebay. I got very lucky and won the auction for less than $30 shipped and it had 8 mini tanks total, one of which was a mobile suit used in the series by the regular police. They're very cool liitle guys and fun to position around my other stuff.

To Tsunami3K - Yes, I meant your King of Beers shoot. Very fun and playful pics. I simply adore that swimsuit Saber statue and have it on the list for a future purchase. As for my Ryomou run, I'd love to add others of her but most I like are pretty expensive like the Xmas edition Red Bow outfit. Man that one is great.


Thanks again for all the kind words!


Billy
Posted by: Frosty

Re: Figures - 04/18/10 07:25 PM

Just realized I did register this forum about two years ago. I just forgot all about it.

For my first post, I wanna say all of you have great figure/toy collections except for Billy's (baldylox). smile Just kidding...I've known Billy for years.

I haven't really gotten into collecting anime figures yet but I do have an obsessive tendency to go after all limited edition goodies for any DVD release I own...so yes, there are a couple figures here and there. I'm going to move soon so I suspect I'll end up wanting to fill up my two mirrored curios with anime figures/toys afterwards. I'll post pics someday in the future when there's enough content in the curio(s).

Jamison
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 04/18/10 08:21 PM

Frosty? Who the heck are you? wink

Good to see you here. I think I've known you for like 10 years now and we have NEVER posted on the same forums for any of our respective collecting areas. Congrats on showing up! Now we can start flamewars and get demerits! Yay!


Billy


PS. Hurry up with the move so I can see these supossed figures and such you have. eek
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/06/10 01:52 PM

Mizuho Kazami and I took a blanket and went out to the back yard to....take some pictures of course. This is one figure I have that has appreciated a little in value, and is one of the first figures of this character. This time in her spacesuit. I considered trying to sell her, but after this shoot I changed my mind. She is case resin with her hair being vinyl. She has a superb paint job and is 1/7 scale. I took a few photos with the base, but ditched it because it was relfecting so much light.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1386.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1396.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1400.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1393.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1388.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1389.jpg
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/06/10 02:12 PM

Very nice photoshoot Ninja! I had not seen that Mizuho before and I can see why you decided to keep her. smile That suit is very neat, very slick and almost wet looking. Also that hair color is super vibrant in your pics, I like it.

Thanks for sharing those!


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/06/10 03:20 PM

Oooh, very nice shoot HN. I hadn't seen a figure of Mizuho in her space suit before. Very, very nice and super-cute; you were smart not to get rid of her.

I also did a photo shoot a couple of nights ago but I'm still cooking on the images but I'll post as soon as they're up.

I also got this in yesterday and I'm rather frightened. I was initially a bit shocked by the $75 shipping fee from Japan but I was decidedly less surprised upon receiving it. I'm waiting for just the right occasion to open it now.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/06/10 05:09 PM

I was online looking at that figure of Kanu last night, and wishing I had the money.frown It is IMO one of the best of her figures to date.

I am setting up again at the local Comic Con this weekend. I have pulled out a few things to take with me.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1369.jpg
Lets see how long it takes Photobucket to ban this pic.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1370.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1372.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1373.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1374.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1375.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1378.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1376.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1377.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1379.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1380.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1381.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_1382.jpg
I apologize for the quality of the photos. I did them in a hurry.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/06/10 08:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I also got this in yesterday and I'm rather frightened.



Oh, very very nice! One of her best, I agree. You do know you have to get her out of that cardboard prison soon right? laugh


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/06/10 09:19 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
Oh, very very nice! One of her best, I agree. You do know you have to get her out of that cardboard prison soon right? laugh


Absolutely, but the same goes for scores of her PVC comrades who have yet to bee freed from their plastic prisons. I suppose, though, that she should take priority because the box has no windows. After all, if a piece is missing or broken, I need to know about it ASAP so I can send her back or request a new part. Hmmm....
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/07/10 12:27 PM

While this is nothing new, I figured I'd share a picture of a familiar scene at my house........

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02224.jpg


Dang Dinobots always thinking with thier stomachs first with no worries about how it affects my other children. smile


Billy
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 05/07/10 05:38 PM

Ok, that's just too cute! XD
Very nice naritive shot.

HobbyNinja:
Prepare to be hunted down for that Oni-Musume figure! wink
I've got the one that's just sitting on an oni hand but, I always wanted all of 'em. Lucky you. laugh
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/07/10 07:49 PM

lol...Yeah, I suddenly find myself in the mood to make a Pocky run. ;-P

Here are some links to the Ignis photo shoot I did this week:

Ignis the White 1 / Ignis the White 2
Ignis the White 3 / Ignis the White 4
Ignis the White 5 / Ignis the White 6
Ignis the White 7 / Ignis the White 8
Ignis the White 9 / Ignis the White 10
Ignis the White 11 / Ignis the White 12
Ignis the White 13 / Ignis the White 14
Ignis the White 15 / Ignis the White 16


Being a character from an H-game, I shouldn't have been surprised that she was a cast-off figure. So of course I had to research this feature and I'd swear her dress pieces are at least three pounds! Anyway, the links posted here are generally SFW. Some racier shots are on Flickr but, as I understand it, you'll need to be logged in and have your filtering set to allow "moderate" content. Anyway, enjoy...
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/07/10 08:28 PM

Wow, that's some stunning detail on the Ignis figure! All the buckles, straps and even the small blue bows on the stockings really make the difference. And it doesn't hurt having those bright blue eyes staring at you either. smile

Funny you mention the Pocky run..... after I took that picture, I ate half the box. Stupid Pocky, why are you so delicious??


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/08/10 09:54 AM

Yeah, I'm really surprised that figure didn't get more press when it came out. It's a great figure by anyone's measure. Well, I suppose some might be troubled that she's not armed but I have another version of her on the way packing a sword *and* an Uzi so that should be remedied rather quickly.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/09/10 02:45 PM

That Ignis figure is quite impressive Tsunami. Her boobs look like they are going through re-entry.laugh

Here is another figure that I considered taking to the comic con. I took it, but put a firm price on it. I decided that if she sold, I wouldn't kick myself. If she didn't sell, fine. Several other dealers really wanted her bad, but I told them up front that she was the only thing on the table I would not trade for or cut on the price. They were very frustrated. grin

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4592889018_72d8320539_b.jpg

I have posted other photos from this shoot on flicker. I am leaving them there because...well, she seems to have a hard time keeping her clothes on.wink
She is a very photogenic figure.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/09/10 08:13 PM

I do like those style figs Ninja. The details are always nice and they kind of have a "softer" look to them. On the one you linked to above, I do so love how the stockings fit her legs. Very nice how the tops are snug looking and seem to pull in the thigh areas. Mmmmm.... thighs....


Billy
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 05/10/10 09:51 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Here is another figure that I considered taking to the comic con. I took it, but put a firm price on it. I decided that if she sold, I wouldn't kick myself. If she didn't sell, fine. Several other dealers really wanted her bad, but I told them up front that she was the only thing on the table I would not trade for or cut on the price. They were very frustrated. grin

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4592889018_72d8320539_b.jpg



I can understand why. That is one nice piece (the girl too! :D) Is that new or not?
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/10/10 07:20 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
I can understand why. That is one nice piece (the girl too! :D) Is that new or not?


I picked up Arisa at an Anime convention two years ago.
I have tried to see if I could pull up her pics on flickr, but their search engine will not bring her up when I type in the tag words I put on the pics. I don't know what I am doing wrong. Her photos are there on my photostream, but I wanted everyone else to see them too if they wanted.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 05/11/10 06:56 PM

I know that i would def like to see them if you have more!!
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/11/10 09:26 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
I know that i would def like to see them if you have more!!



I'll second that motion. smile


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/11/10 09:36 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
Originally Posted By: stargates
I know that i would def like to see them if you have more!!

I'll second that motion. smile


Add me to the list too.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/12/10 03:47 PM

Okay. Look for a private message tomorrow.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/15/10 07:59 PM

I just got around to taking some shots of my newest addition to the family and I thought I'd share....

I got these from the Bargain Bin Blowout sale RS had and I am very happy with this. It's the Kiddy Grade statue with both Eclair and Lumiere on a nice wooden base. It's got some real weight to it and is nicely detailed.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02255-1.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02257.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02256.jpg


At first, I was not so sure this would be nice, what with the small pics given online, but I am glad I bought this as I'm very happy with how it looks.


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/15/10 08:40 PM

Nice shooting b'lox. For $28 those really are a steal. I had the same trouble you did with finding decent pics and Funimation-branded figures are so little-known that hardly anybody has an opinion of them. Thanks for sharing those with us. So are they cold-cast figures or PVC? Oh, and how big?
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/15/10 08:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Nice shooting b'lox. For $28 those really are a steal. I had the same trouble you did with finding decent pics and Funimation-branded figures are so little-known that hardly anybody has an opinion of them. Thanks for sharing those with us. So are they cold-cast figures or PVC? Oh, and how big?


Thanks for the kind words!

I am not sure if they are CC or PVC, to tell the truth I am not sure what a cold cast is in the first place. I just know that these two, when off the base, weigh a lot each. But checking my known PVC statues, these feel different so I'd venture a guess that they are CC.

As for the size, the width of the base is 8 inches, Eclair is tallest at a bit over 3.5 inches and Lumiere is at 3 inches. Those are not including the base.

Hope that helps ya!


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/15/10 09:04 PM

Yes, very helpful. Thank you. It sounds like they're cold cast. Basically it's pulverized marble blended into the resin and it's quite heavy, especially when compared to PVC.

If you ever want to know for sure all you have to do is freeze the figure(s) in question for at least 4 hours, then smash it on the nearest available concrete. A cold cast figure will disintegrate in a slightly different manner than a PVC figure will. ;-)
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/16/10 10:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Yes, very helpful. Thank you. It sounds like they're cold cast. Basically it's pulverized marble blended into the resin and it's quite heavy, especially when compared to PVC.

If you ever want to know for sure all you have to do is freeze the figure(s) in question for at least 4 hours, then smash it on the nearest available concrete. A cold cast figure will disintegrate in a slightly different manner than a PVC figure will. ;-)


And he starts for the fridge, stops and says, "hey wait a......" LOL.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/18/10 07:37 PM

I was going to wait a bit before opening the überbox containing my new Kan'u figure but since she's a cold cast figure and since the box has no windows in it, I decided that opening it sooner rather than later might be a good idea on the chance that the postal service decided to proactively verify her cold cast status, as they're prone to do.

Here are some links the the subsequent photo shoot:

Highlights: Kan'u 1 | Kan'u 2 | Kan'u 3 | Kan'u 4

Gallery ~ Slideshow

Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/18/10 08:15 PM

Gee thanks for the tips on the fridge checkup..... now my statue is in 3 million pieces. frown JK!

I can't believe the detail on that Kanu, it's crazy! Especially the staff blade areas, very nice indeed. I also really like the demon as a base, that's a really cool touch I did not notice in the pics on the box. I'd say you did the right thing by letting her out so soon. laugh


Billy
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/20/10 09:33 AM

That is an amazing figure of Kanu. It has to be one of my two favorites of her.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/20/10 09:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
That is an amazing figure of Kanu. It has to be one of my two favorites of her.


If you're talking about the Comic Book Illustration #13 Kan'u figure then I agree. I love nearly everything about this one except her ridiculously overdone chest. Pair the far more down to earth #13's chest with this figure and it would be perfect. All in all I still really like it.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 05/22/10 02:36 PM

While not a fan of the series, i have to admit that is one sweet figure.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/26/10 07:44 PM

Today was a rather crappy day for me at work but that was all washed away when I arrived home and found some packages awaiting me!

In them were the following:

Sakaki Swimsuit - I had been wanting this ever since I saw it up on preorder months ago but I never had the money to actually get her. I finally got lucky and found an ebay auction for a good price that was located stateside. Here are some shots of her:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02277.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02278.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02279.jpg


In this next shot, I just love the detail of her swimsuit being away from her body. I'm not thrilled with the seam in her hair but that's very minor considering the rest of the statue.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02280.jpg

One thing about Sakakis packaging made me laugh. Check this detail inside the box behind her:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02271.jpg

Yep that's her little daydream sequence bit from the anime. So cool and so funny, it was a nice touch.

The other package was Saber in Swimsuit by Clayz. I was very impressed with Saber in pics and even tho I got some good closeups, they do her no justice.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02272.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02274.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02273.jpg


I just love the details in her face and hair, so cute!

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02275.jpg


And last but not least, while not a figure, I just HAD to buy this when I saw it on ebay. For $15, it was full of win. smile

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02281.jpg


So that was my haul for the day. Made me very happy and I forgot all about the crap at work I dealt with. Now to rearrange the shelves to fit these beauties in. laugh


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/26/10 08:11 PM

That is one great haul. You've got excellent taste in figures. The renditions of Sakaki and Saber are really cute as your excellent photo shoot so succinctly conveys. Thank you for sharing your haul pics. I hope that means you'll do so again in the future too! laugh
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/26/10 09:36 PM

Thanks so much! I'm glad that you liked them and I'm happy you enjoyed the pics. Really tho, if I told you how I took those pics and the setup used, you'd laugh your socks off. smile

I do plan to share any future purchases here since it's nice to be able to have people enjoy the same things I do. I'm sure many here know full well what it's like to be ecstatic about a new purchase and have nobody else to share it with or even care about it.


Billy
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/27/10 09:09 AM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
I do plan to share any future purchases here since it's nice to be able to have people enjoy the same things I do. I'm sure many here know full well what it's like to be ecstatic about a new purchase and have nobody else to share it with or even care about it.

Yes, please continue to share. The Sakaki figure is awesome, hehe. I love the Azumanga Daioh clock. I hadn't seen that one before.

Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/28/10 10:47 PM

Oh, I picked up these little ladies recently:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4634916383/sizes/l/

I think most people here will have no trouble recognizing them. ;-) Perhaps some day I'll have them all.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 05/28/10 11:13 PM

Sweet! I thought that there was slim to none on a chance of getting them. But if you got ahold of them then there's still hope!

One word for ya Tsunami : PHOTOSHOOT!! laugh
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/28/10 11:30 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Sweet! I thought that there was slim to none on a chance of getting them. But if you got ahold of them then there's still hope!


Yeah, they're not cheap but you can find them here and there. I just happen to know probably the best (and coolest) anime convention vendor in the game and he's been kind enough to offer to keep an eye out for things for me during his regular pilgrimages to Japan.

Originally Posted By: stargates
One word for ya Tsunami : PHOTOSHOOT!! laugh


lol..Well that's *always* the plan, the problem is that my backlog is absolutely ridiculous. Not that I couldn't push them to the front of the list, nor is my approach particularly ordered, but it's hard to justify doing a shoot of these newbies when I've neglected others in the pile for ages. I tend to over think thinks like this which is precisely why I deadlock nearly every time I go to pick a figure for a shoot. blush
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/29/10 09:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Oh, I picked up these little ladies recently:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4634916383/sizes/l/

I think most people here will have no trouble recognizing them. ;-) Perhaps some day I'll have them all.

Curses. Me with limited room and bills to pay.grin
A couple of years ago, while I was at a con, I saw a set of Aria minitures in boxes that when you put them together they made the Aria headquarters building. I thought they were so neat, but I didn't get them. I have kicked myself every time I remember them. I have never seen them again.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/29/10 09:44 AM

I think I know what you're talking about. Check your PMs for a chance to un-kick yourself...
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 05/29/10 01:19 PM

Those are very nice looking Aria figs. I especially like the costume designs on them.

I have not seen any of the Aria shows and know nothing of the characters or story behind them. How is that series? Worth the money and time to get all 3 seasons and such? I was just wondering since the stills of the show I've seen do look very nice.

Congrats on those two, they do look neat!


Billy
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 05/29/10 01:25 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
I have not seen any of the Aria shows and know nothing of the characters or story behind them. How is that series? Worth the money and time to get all 3 seasons and such?



Most definately worth the time and money. It's a feel good series that you just don't want to end after each ep. The music too is just as good. Of all the reviews i've seen for this series i have yet to see any negative comments on it.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/04/10 08:13 PM

Well, I just got a "goodwill" package from a good friend today that had a bunch of his extra anime DVD's in it. He also included some cool pencil boards and stuff but when I got to the bottom of the box, I found this little gem:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02317.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02318.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02320.jpg


If you don't recognise her, it's Anita from the Read Or Die TV series. I didn't even ask him to send it, he just happened to have an extra and knew I loved that show. Check out her blushing cheeks:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02319.jpg


So cute! Unfortunately this means I now must find her 2 sisters so she isn't lonely. smile

And just as a tease, I have some new figs/statues headed my way over the next few weeks so I'll get pics of them as they come in and share with yall! << Excited >>


Billy
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Figures - 06/05/10 04:19 PM

I don't currently have enough room to display all of my figures/toys (mostly Godzilla & Transformers). However I do have some "featured" items on top of my DVD shelves (there are 4). I don't have any pictures currently though...
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/08/10 08:02 PM

As promised I got a few things in today so here we go with some pics!

First up are 2 Figmas. I do enjoy being able to pose them in so many ways and they come with so many cool pieces to interchange..

Here is Kagome from Inuyasha ready to shoot down Naraku:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02328.jpg

And here she is just taking it easy:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02337.jpg

And her closeup:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02338.jpg


Next is Hakafu Sonsaku from Ikki Tousen. Her regular school attire:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02326.jpg

And a closeup, I do love the color of her eyes here:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02327.jpg

And now she is all upset at Kanu for ripping another shirt apart so she goes into Dragon Mode:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02329.jpg

And a closeup of her cool, angry eyes:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02330.jpg


And now for a statue/PVC. It's Louise from The Familiar of Zero. She was awesome in the show and this little outfit makes her even cooler.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02331.jpg

The color looks alittle off in these because I was trying for a spotlight effect, like she was up on a stage or something. Dunno if that comes thru but I think it's a little yellowish. Anyway, here's a closeup with poor Saito in a state of pain and/or ecstasy....

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02332.jpg


I think the little pink pillow she came with really makes this pop. Well that and the nekomimi outfit. smile

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02333.jpg

And another angle, showing off her wonderful.... assets. Wink wink.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02334.jpg


Another closeup of poor Saito:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02335.jpg


And lastly, while not really a statue or figure, it's the coolest thing to play with! Click to see it in action:

http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/?action=view&current=MOV02339.flv

It's a bank with a kitty that steals your money. It even meows at you in thanks.


Well that's it for now but I do have a few more things heading my way so I hope they show up quickly! laugh


Billy



Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/08/10 08:08 PM

Wow, that's one heck of an update. Nice shots. I've got that Louise too but haven't taken her out of the box yet. It's nice to get to see her up close.

I love that kitty cat bank! I absolutely must have one of those some day.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/08/10 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Wow, that's one heck of an update. Nice shots. I've got that Louise too but haven't taken her out of the box yet. It's nice to get to see her up close.


Aww, you need to let her out! wink She really is quite nice looking. And thank you for the kind words. Just wait till you see what should be here by this weekend.... laugh

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I love that kitty cat bank! I absolutely must have one of those some day.


The first time I saw a video of it in action, I knew I had to get it. I got it along with the Kagome Figma from J-List. They also had puppy ones and another cat that is black. I liked this color one better tho. I also have something else from them that is a preorder. Unfortunately it isn't supposed to be available until August. frown But that's okay as I'm hoping it will show up just in time for my B-day in late August.


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/08/10 10:45 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
Aww, you need to let her out! wink She really is quite nice looking.


I really look forward to the day that I can free her from her prison but it's a really difficult choice to make between her and dozens of her beautiful sisters. Here's a small sampling from my "carbonite files":

Carbonite Cuties

Originally Posted By: baldylox
And thank you for the kind words. Just wait till you see what should be here by this weekend.... laugh


I'm excited to see what you have in store for us! ;-D

Originally Posted By: baldylox
I also have something else from them that is a preorder. Unfortunately it isn't supposed to be available until August. frown But that's okay as I'm hoping it will show up just in time for my B-day in late August.


I sense a bit of devilish evasiveness...I hope you'll be good enough to share your toy with the rest of the class when the time comes..
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 06/09/10 09:34 AM

Tsunami3k has found yet another kindred spirit through TRSI. smile I'm not even into collecting figures, but it's fun just reading you guys go back and forth with such enthusiasm.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/09/10 11:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Here's a small sampling from my "carbonite files": Carbonite Cuties



Wow! Quite a few nice ladies there. I don't think I could have that many nice pieces around and not open them immediately. Even if I had no room to display them, I'd still have to pull them out and look them over for a bit. smile



Quote:
I'm excited to see what you have in store for us! ;-D



I'm equally excited to be getting them. Most of the new stuff I am getting has been funded by me selling off other pieces from another toyline and using that money for these. At least this way, hobby money is paying for more hobby additions even if it's a different sector of collecting. Taking as little money out of pocket is challenging as well as kind of fun.



Quote:
I sense a bit of devilish evasiveness...I hope you'll be good enough to share your toy with the rest of the class when the time comes..



Heh, while that wasn't intended, re-reading my statement sure sounds like it. smile The item(s) in question are the preorder set of Nendoroid Petite Lucky Star/Street Fighter Crossover figures. I grew up on SFII in the arcades and own most of the video games released for the series. When I saw the Lucky Star cast as Nendoroids, it was cute enuff but when they are all done up as Street Fighter characters, I put them on order immediately. Kagamin doing a hadoken is just beyond awesome. wink I'll be sure to share when they arrive.


And to Stefanie.... I also am glad to find a kindred spirit who enjoys figures/etc. as much as me. I have collected Star Wars toys forever and a day and that hobby just got stagnant after a while. So after I got into anime, I found they did figures and such of characters I liked and my collector instincts took over from there. smile A buddy got me onto the Right Stuf site for ordering and when I found they had forums, I was very happy. Being able to share is half the fun of collecting, especially with others who are helpful and find your interests similar to thier own. Another bonus is finding stuff you didn't know was out there by seeing it in someone else's collection. Well, that can also be seen as NOT a bonus because that means more money to spend on another figure. laugh


Billy
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/09/10 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By: tsumnai3k
I really look forward to the day that I can free her from her prison but it's a really difficult choice to make between her and dozens of her beautiful sisters. Here's a small sampling from my "carbonite files":

Okay, Tsumani3k has officially earned the title of God of Anime Figures. He makes my collection look puny. laugh

Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/09/10 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: badylox
And now for a statue/PVC. It's Louise from The Familiar of Zero. She was awesome in the show and this little outfit makes her even cooler.
That is one cute figure. You are right, the fuzzy pillow sets it off. The kitty bank is adorable. My daughter will squeal when she sees that.
Keep it coming. Looking forward to see more. I myself need to get back out with the camera.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/10/10 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
The kitty bank is adorable. My daughter will squeal when she sees that.



Lol! I want to say I *may* have done the same when I first saw it too...


Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Keep it coming. Looking forward to see more. I myself need to get back out with the camera.



I plan to take pics of my incoming stuff this weekend, as long as what I think is arriving actually arrives. I also want to take some outdoor pics near my flowerbeds to accentuate the new additions because I have many day lilies, lantana and hydrangeas blooming now. Seeing the last spread in that PM thread really made me want to try an outdoor shoot to see what I can get. I'm hoping the weather will hold out for me and I can get some nice shots to share.

Now the next hard part is making space to display these new additions! wink


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/10/10 09:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Okay, Tsumani3k has officially earned the title of God of Anime Figures. He makes my collection look puny. laugh



lol...I think everyone appreciates quality more than quantity, particularly when it comes to figures, and I know for a fact that you have excellent taste in figures and have cherry-picked quite a few gems which pretty much anyone would love to have in their own collections.

Heh, and if lack of sanity qualified one for deity-hood then I'd be a one-stop mono-polytheistic deity. ;-)
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/12/10 02:41 PM

As promised, today saw my last package arrive and so I set about doing some shots. I had some shots already done from an earlier delivery in the week and didn't think about doing the outdoors shooting so these first ones are all inside.

These are the Full Metal Panic girls, Kaname and Tessa from the Bome series. For relatively inexpensive figures, these are very nicely done.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02340.jpg

A few shots of Kaname:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02342.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02344.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02343.jpg

And of Tessa:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02345.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02347.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02346.jpg

Next up is Michelle from the ROD TV series. She is a bit smaller scale and was the first figure I took pics of outside. I think they turned out ok tho for a first try.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02363.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02361.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02362.jpg


After getting things set, I used my next statue for some more shots, Ryofu Housen from Ikki Tousen. I really like this statue as its well detailed and has a nice soft look to it.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02349.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02350.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02354.jpg

Seeing as it was very hot that day, Ryofu decided to try and cool off a bit...

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02356.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02357.jpg

After cooling off, she decided to pose in front of some lilies. I do think these are my best shots of her:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02359.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02360.jpg

And so ended our shoot for the day. Today, the Cerberus version of Ryomou Shimei arrived and we set about getting some shots of her in the studio:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02371.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02372.jpg

After only a few quick shots, Ryomou protested and wanted to go outdoors where she could show Ryofu how to pose properly. Of course I had to oblige:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02365.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02364.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02366.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02367.jpg

These last 2 are my faves. The hydrangea really adds to the coloring of Ryomou:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02368.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02369.jpg


And there ends the newest additions to the collection. I really had fun setting up the photoshoot outside and will do so again when I get some more figures/statues. I am hoping to see the final 2 I ordered come in by late next week. Til then I need to rearrange shelves to fit these girls! smile


Billy
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 06/12/10 02:51 PM

Nice pics you have there baldylox. The Kaname, Tessa, and Michelle figures are all ones that i had (foolishly) passed over and now regret not having. They are ones that would look nice in any figure collection.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/12/10 08:14 PM

I must say you did a magnificent job on the outdoor shots. All Girls just looked positivley lovely and the flowers complemented them all perfectly. I liked Ryofu and the lilies the best. (But only cause I'm very partial to the color pink. wink )
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/12/10 08:38 PM

Yes, a very nice photo shoot all around. I have those Bomé Kaname and Tessa figures too and they're great. Stargates, I sometimes stumble across them for a decent price still. If I find one again I'll PM you if you'd like.

Baldylox, you were right; those Ryofu shots are great. I also really dig the Ryomou figure as well. Spicy!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/13/10 11:42 AM

That is a very nice figure of Ryofu and the shots of Ryomou are definitely "spicy". Ryofu in front of the lilies had a gorgeous color mix. I considered getting that Kaname before, but I have a thing about kneeling figures. Just call it a personal preference. Still it is a nice figure and so is the Tessa which I like a little better. I have the Kaname figure of her in a bikini with a bazooka. Now that is a figure- girls with guns. laugh
Keep up the good work and by the way, you have some beautiful flowers around the house. You really do like working outside and maitaining a fine yard don't you?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 06/13/10 11:51 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Yes, a very nice photo shoot all around. I have those Bomé Kaname and Tessa figures too and they're great. Stargates, I sometimes stumble across them for a decent price still. If I find one again I'll PM you if you'd like.


I'd like that.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/13/10 08:45 PM

Thanks very much for the very nice comments everyone! I am glad y'all like them so much. For my first foray on a photoshoot outside, I think I did alright.

I agree with the consensus that the Ryofu in front of the lilies is the best picture combo I did. While I am very partial to Ryomou, I can't help but really like this Ryofu figure. She just has that perfect blend of naughty and nice as well as good details. Plus her color scheme is also great.

While I am not a huge fan of the kneeling girls poses overall, I really like these FMP ones alot. I wanted something a bit less cheesecake with these two and getting the Bome set was just right for me. I hope you can find a nice set soon Stargates.

And yes, as stated, I do enjoy doing yardwork very much. Now that these shots turned out so nicely, I really can not wait til September. That will be when my Hurricane Lilies bloom and they are always so nice to see. If you don't know what those are, check the first ending sequence of Inuyasha for scenes of Kikyo walking thru a field of them as well as them taking up fullscreen after the big ferris wheel pics. I just love those flowers.

Thanks again for all the kind words and I'll do my best to continue on with new arrivals.


Billy
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/19/10 09:51 AM

Well, the final 2 packages I was waiting on finally arrived today! So I set up shop outside but due to it raining last night, everything was soaked. So I improvised an outdoor shoot with a table and my familiar blue background. While not totally "natural" looking, it still worked out for me.

Up first is Sonsaku Hakufu in her gym clothes. Well, *almost* in her gym clothes... wink

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02403.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02404.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02405.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02406.jpg


I just love the details on her, especially those shoes. Why, I dunno but the shoes are just too cute with that color mix. I also like her fingernails and eyes.... great eyes on her.

Gratuitous panty shot since it's Ikki Tousen:


http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02408.jpg

Sonsaku has cast off parts, her shorts and part of her shirt. She displays well like that too. wink


Next up is my Anime Race Team! I build and race radio controlled cars and trucks as another hobby and when I got in this next figure, she immeditely said she wanted to do a layout with a car/truck. So I had to oblige and have her and her friend do a shoot...

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02411.jpg


I already owned the Ryomou but Ryofu was in a similar outfit ( I am a sucker for aprons ) and they are in the same scale so they naturally look good together. Here are some detail shots of Ryofu:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02413.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02414.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02416.jpg

I love this angle:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02417.jpg

But this aint bad either:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02418.jpg



And some of Ryomou:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02412.jpg

In case you wondered, the girl on the car door is Orihime Inoue from Bleach. I had a friend make me some stickers of her and some other ones that are on the car. On the hood and roof are Fullmetal Alchemist logos and the trunk has the Squad 11 logo from Bleach on it.


http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02415.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02424.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02425.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02426.jpg


I just love how those thigh highs seem to pull in on her thighs. So nice...


While both of these are castoffs, I can't show any pics of them like that. But trust me, they are nicely detailed. wink

Hope yall enjoy the pics!


Billy
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/19/10 11:46 AM

As usual those are some nice shots.
I like the race car theme you did with Ryofu & Ryomou.
I bet that's one finsh line many guys would be eager to cross. laugh
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/19/10 01:20 PM

My latest shoot is Masou Shizuka from Sengoku Rance[Lance]. This the the earlier Volks figure rather than Alter's version that was recently released. A very nice figure nonetheless.

[Shizuka - Unbox]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699223167/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699225859/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699857556/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/

[Shizuka - Complete Outfit]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699247051/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699240163/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699243355/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699241089/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699244633/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699245797/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699869258/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699880982/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/

[Shizuka - Casual Wear]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699862714/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699863880/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699234507/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4699866404/sizes/l/in/set-72157624272611040/
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/19/10 07:18 PM

Wow, now I know where all the buckles have been hiding... wink

That has sure got some bright colors on it! Those are some really great closeups you took. What kind of lights are you using and how many of them? In certain spots on my indoor shoots, I tend to get a yellowish hue that I can't figure out how it creeps in.

Anyways, excellent figure and shots, I especially like her casual sleeveless setup!


Billy
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/20/10 11:25 AM

Heh...Well baldylox, I guess you've pushed the envelope on racy content in this thread with the photo shoots of Hakufu, Ryomou and Ryofu. I hope we don't get censored. whistle
That aside, you have got some interesting results from your shoots. I particularly liked how the pics of Hakufu turned out. The race queen theme worked too. It seems that being next to fine autos brings out the passion in Ryomou.blush
Tsunami3k, that Masou Shizuka is one cute figure. Especially with that displeased expression. Excellent photos.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/20/10 07:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Heh...Well baldylox, I guess you've pushed the envelope on racy content in this thread with the photo shoots of Hakufu, Ryomou and Ryofu. I hope we don't get censored. whistle


Well I didn't think they were too racy seeing as all the "naughty" bits were still covered up. Hopefully nobody gets offended over some plastic figures.....

Quote:
That aside, you have got some interesting results from your shoots.


Oh? Do you care to elaborate on that?

Quote:
I particularly liked how the pics of Hakufu turned out. The race queen theme worked too. It seems that being next to fine autos brings out the passion in Ryomou.blush


Thanks, I liked the Sonsaku alot, epecially those sneakers. And yes, Ryomou seems to like cars A LOT. wink I was *this* close to making up some Molly Maid or Castle Keepers stickers to slap on the car real fast to accent the apron theme but figured the original anime theme was fine.


Billy
Posted by: DemonXSoultaker

Re: Figures - 06/25/10 06:21 AM

Any of yall have any tips on pre-ordering figures from right stuf?
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/25/10 07:00 AM

Originally Posted By: DemonXSoultaker
Any of yall have any tips on pre-ordering figures from right stuf?


So far I have not preordered any figures thru TRSI. I have gotten 3 or 4 of them from here but all of those were in stock items. I don't know exactly how they handle preorder figures here at TRSI tho. If it's anything like how they handle preorder DVD's, I'd think there would be no issues as I have yet to have a problem with a preorder DVD. Heck, most often I get my preorders well before the street dates.

I have made special orders for figures thru TRSI before tho and 2 of those did not work out due to a problem on the manufacturers/distributors end. Either they didn't have the figure I wanted there or weren't making them anymore. Either way it kinda stunk to get the email that says that special order was cancelled. But you can't expect everything to be available all the time so it wasn't a real problem for me.

I wouldn't hesitate to make a preorder for something thru TRSI tho, they have been very good to me on all my preorders.


Billy
Posted by: DemonXSoultaker

Re: Figures - 06/25/10 08:50 AM

I had 2 preorders that did not work out i did the preorder in the same month the figure came out so that may be why they didnt work out but idk.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/25/10 10:00 AM

By saying that your "preorders didn't work out", I'm guessing they cancelled them on you. That's what happened to me on those 2 special order figures I wanted. One was the Haruhi Bunny Outfit Revoltech, the other was some Figma accessories that had inline skates and a skateboard. Both times I was told that the manufacturer "cancelled" those items. Whether the manufacturer did indeed do that or not, I don't know but what I do know is that the Figma pack is all over eBay so I don't think it was cancelled at the factory. It may just be that whichever distributor TRSI gets these from didn't have them anymore or couldn't get them anymore. That's all I can think.

I wanted to spend my money with TRSI on those things but wound up having to go elsewhere for them. But that's ok since TRSI is mainly a manga/anime seller and not a figure/statue/PVC seller. It's nice that they get these from time to time but I can't say as I blame them for not keeping many of them stocked or doing alot with them overall. But it's odd that a preorder got dropped altogether instead of getting the usual release date pushed back. I suppose the best way to get an answer would be to call them on the phone and see what exactly happened. It can't hurt to talk to someone about it.


Billy
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 06/25/10 11:03 AM

Originally Posted By: DemonXSoultaker
I had 2 preorders that did not work out i did the preorder in the same month the figure came out so that may be why they didnt work out but idk.

You have to preorder them early. The number of figures they get vary depending to their supplier. Sometimes they get enough stock to cover everyone and then some, while a lot of times they only get a very small number of them.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 06/25/10 10:23 PM

As joelgundam81 said the best way would be to order early and get yours reserved. I find that when you want a figure and the release date is only days/weeks away email the company to confirm that the pre-order window is still open, otherwise i would wait for it to actually to be in stock from that website (or another trusted one) so that you know you can get it.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/26/10 09:25 AM

I have ordered several figures from TRSI and I've only had one pre-order get cancelled on me. I am sure it was a problem with the manufacturer because the figure was dropped from the figure list even before the release date. I imagine that even TRSI gets shorted on orders.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/26/10 10:01 AM

I've had pretty poor luck with preorders in the past, sometime even with stuff that remained available elsewhere for quite some time. I gather that some of the more figure-centric retailers have a pretty good system for buying "out of channel" so that they can honor as many of their preorders as possible (sometimes even going so far as to buying items at retail from their competitors).

Clearly TRSI has a similarly elaborate system to coordinate their anime and manga stocks but, as someone alluded to before, figures have fallen well short of becoming the third pillar of TRSI. But then I don't envy any company who has to unwind the notoriously flaky figure sales channels.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/02/10 07:30 PM

Alright..... after finally catching my breath and calming down, I have taken some pics of the result of one of the most random and awesome things to occur to me in quite a long time. The story...

A friend calls me and asks if I was off work today and wanted to go with him to a Self Storage Clearance Auction. I was working and could not go at the time. For those of you who don't know what this is, basically it's when those big Self Storage places you see where they have rows and rows of little garage type areas for rent for your extra junk to store need to make some money off deadbeats. In this area, if you have not paid your storage space rent in 60 days time, the storage place can and will sell your things to recoup thier money. And it happens a lot more often than you'd think.... we have several of these places that do these auctions monthly.

Anyways, my buddy is going to one in a more well to do area of town in hopes of getting some good stuff for cheap. What happens is, people show up and they give out storage space numbers and then bidding starts. Noone has ANY idea of what is in these spaces.... thats the catch. You could bid $500 for a space and either get a car or boat, or you could get a space with 2 stacks of dirty clothes. It's a huge gamble that sometimes pays off and sometimes doesn't.

So my buddy goes without me. I get a text from him a few hours later saying he got 2 small spaces for dirt cheap. One paid off bigtime because it had a 17 foot johnboat with trailer stashed inside, fully equipped! He paid $200 for that space.... stole that boat. The other space he won was a little larger and cost him around $260. It was packed full of stuff or so he said. Then he said the second box he pulled out had some stuff I would be interested in seeing. No explaination at all, very cryptic.

Luckily, we got out of work early and I headed over to meet my friend and see what he got. That space was packed with all sorts of stuff.... clothing, furniture, some bicycles and a motorcycle. Lots of boxes too that he had not gone thru. By the door was one lone box that he said was what I should see.

When I opened the box, I freaked. Seriously freaked out. I could not have imagined that I would see a box with this stuff in it here in such a random spot. Totally caught me by surprise. I asked him what he wanted to do with it and he said "Well since you are into that Japanese stuff and I have no idea what any of it is, just take it as thanks for coming and helping me load up." O_o I lost it.

And this is why.........

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02504.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02505.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02506.jpg



All that............ for free. I am still in shock.

The boxes to the left are all Please Twins! gashapon figures. Still sealed except for one. All the small gashapon in front are Evangelion Rei and Asuka figs. And all the larger figs are either PVC or coldcasts. The tall Mizuho in the yellow sweater is coldcast and wieghs a ton. Very cool piece.


So I just had to share this good fortune with yall. smile I am still in awe of this find. How odd is it that a random friend buys a couple of random lots and these are in there? Nothing else anime related in that storage area, not even manga. Just this one box chock full of figs and statues.

But I am not complaining! laugh


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/02/10 10:49 PM

That's a pretty incredible story and it's great that the figures made their way into the hands of someone who can truly appreciate them. I imagine the other 99.9% of the time that would happen they'd either get chucked or stuck back in their box and pulled out at the next garage sale. It's great that they're all nice quality figures of many recognizable characters too. Your Mizuho figures in particular are very cute.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/03/10 10:13 AM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
So I just had to share this good fortune with yall. smile I am still in awe of this find. How odd is it that a random friend buys a couple of random lots and these are in there? Nothing else anime related in that storage area, not even manga. Just this one box chock full of figs and statues.

Oh, why can't I be so lucky. I've never seen that Mizuho cold cast figure before. I am sooooo jealous. cry
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/03/10 11:55 AM

Two for Tea ~ A quick photo shoot:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4755742139/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4756381620/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4756382418/sizes/l/
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 07/03/10 03:05 PM

That's one killer friend Baldylox. I second the aweing of all those Please! figures.

Tsunami3k:
That's cute pic. laugh Did they come in that tea cup or did you just put them in there?
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/03/10 03:14 PM

Nope that's a 100% officially branded Ikki Tousen:Elegant Fist-branded tea cup. It even comes filled with "tea".
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 07/03/10 03:34 PM

Okay... I held back and didn't type it the first time, but now I can't help myself;
I'd drink to that! XD
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/03/10 04:47 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Okay... I held back and didn't type it the first time, but now I can't help myself;
I'd drink to that! XD


Bottoms up! ;D
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/03/10 07:12 PM

Ha! That teacup rules! I have never seen that before, very nice.

Yes, my buddy and I go way back and like I said, he could have cared less about all that stuff. He knew I was into it so no loss on his part at all. I did make sure to thank him profusely anyways tho. smile


Billy
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/03/10 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsuanmi3k
Two for Tea ~ A quick photo shoot:

What kind of tea are we talking here? That is a great and novel idea. laugh
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/03/10 08:15 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
Ha! That teacup rules! I have never seen that before, very nice.


From what I gather it's quite rare.

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
What kind of tea are we talking here? That is a great and novel idea. laugh


lol..I presume it's green tea if only because I can't think of any tea variety that's steeped in innuendo. ;-)
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/04/10 08:48 PM

Well, after almost a month, I finally got my newest Ryomou Shimei statue in and boy is it awesome. It's the Shunya PVC with her anime head, not the middle school version on previous ones.

From the front:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02507.jpg

From the back: http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02515.jpg

Side view: http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02516.jpg

Closeups:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02518.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02512.jpg

Love those boots!

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02509.jpg


Being an Ikki Tousen figure, you knew she had to have *something* castoffable....

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02519.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02520.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02522.jpg


And a detail shot of her lovely face and bodice....


http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02521.jpg


Hope yall enjoy!


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/04/10 11:20 PM

Very nice. I've got the black version of her but haven't done a photo shoot yet. Looks like there's no need to now. ;D Yours appears to have a wet-shirt top whereas I don't think mine does.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 07/05/10 12:46 PM

Nice pics. I'm just wondering what she would have looked like if her outfit was black/white instead of blue/white. A nice gothic look would tempt me into thinking about getting one!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/05/10 12:51 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
Nice pics. I'm just wondering what she would have looked like if her outfit was black/white instead of blue/white. A nice gothic look would tempt me into thinking about getting one!


http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/17878_ryomou_shimei

Both colors are nice but, by my logic anyway, she had to match another variant I have of her:

http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/663_ryomou_shimei
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 07/05/10 12:55 PM

Yeah, both are nice, but the black one i like a little more.

As for your logic about keeping things matching, i know how you feel.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/05/10 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Very nice. I've got the black version of her but haven't done a photo shoot yet. Looks like there's no need to now. ;D Yours appears to have a wet-shirt top whereas I don't think mine does.



I saw the black versions all over ebay but finding the blue one, which I saw first, was harder to do. At the time I ordered her, there were none on ebay that weren't well over $200. I got lucky when I checked a saved auction and got in touch with a seller who said he had 6 of these in stock. It took a while to get but I was very happy when she finally arrived. And I prefer the blue version to the black, mainly due to almost all my other figures of her are in blue. Seems we both agree on trying to color match our collections. wink

And yes, this version does have the "wet look" on her top. The black one does not have that. Yet another reason I liked this version. Wink wink. laugh

Sorry I took your photo op away but you should still show her off since she is a different color and all. I know I'd enjoy seeing pics of her.


Billy
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/05/10 04:48 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox[/quote
Well, after almost a month, I finally got my newest Ryomou Shimei statue in and boy is it awesome.

Fantastic figure and good photo shoot. You may not have intended it, but I liked the golden glow effect you got. Reminds me of the kind of lighting you get at sunset.
Originally Posted By: Tsumani3k
Very nice. I've got the black version of her but haven't done a photo shoot yet. Looks like there's no need to now.

Don't think that. I want to see pics of all the Ryomou Shimei varients.smile
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/05/10 05:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Don't think that. I want to see pics of all the Ryomou Shimei varients.smile


Well, it did just occur to me that I have yet to do open and/or do a photo shoot with *any* of my Ryomou figures thus far so maybe I should bump one of those to the top of my list. I'll let you all vote on it:

http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/12041_ryomou_shimei
http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/663_ryomou_shimei
http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/348_ryomou_shimei
http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/17878_ryomou_shimei
http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/7378_ryomou_shimei

Hmmmm...I think my figure backlog has nearly gotten as bad as my anime backlog. blush
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/05/10 08:08 PM

Hobby Ninja - No I did not intend on that yellow effect... in fact that drives me crazy at times. *But* I finally found the settings on my camera to get rid of that altogether. I had many duplicate shots with that yellowed look but I nixed them in favor of the brighter ones. Those 2 I kept because they had good detail and I didnt retake those angles.

Tsunami - The first Ryomou you linked to.... take pics of that one first! I don't have it yet so I'd like to see how she looks.


Billy
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/06/10 09:18 AM

I like all the Ryomou figures. The last one on your list, I've haven't seen yet. You can't go wrong with any of them. Just close your eyes and pick. laugh
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 07/06/10 01:24 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
Alright..... after finally catching my breath and calming down, I have taken some pics of the result of one of the most random and awesome things to occur to me in quite a long time. The story...

Amazing story! I love it when the cosmic forces put stuff in the right hands. smile

Originally Posted By: baldylox
When I opened the box, I freaked. Seriously freaked out.

What, no video? lol
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/06/10 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Amazing story! I love it when the cosmic forces put stuff in the right hands. smile



What's odd is I *never* get this stuff happening to me, ever. I suppose there is a first time for everything tho....


Originally Posted By: Stefanie
What, no video? lol



Ha! No, I was too freaked out by what I saw but I *did* manage these 3 pics from my cell phone while opening the box for the first time out on the concrete at the storage place....

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/IMG00071-20100702-1607.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/IMG00072-20100702-1608.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/IMG00073-20100702-1611.jpg


It was hard holding the camera straight while going thru this stuff... I was actually shaking I was so excited. smile


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/09/10 11:07 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
Tsunami - The first Ryomou you linked to.... take pics of that one first! I don't have it yet so I'd like to see how she looks.


Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
I like all the Ryomou figures. The last one on your list, I've haven't seen yet.


lol...Ok, so a quasi-vote for the black version of Baldylox's Ryomou, one for the maid Ryomou and another for the "Sugar Mint Complex" version eh?

Now where did I put that three-sided coin..?
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/10/10 01:41 PM

Just take pics of all of them and you'll be safe! wink

But speaking of Ryomou pictures.... laugh I just got in another one that I have been drooling over since I saw pics of it way back early this year.

It's the Clayz Dragon Destiny Ryomou and it's a stunner.

Front:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02638.jpg

Low front:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02640.jpg

The back:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02641.jpg

And a closeup of her face. This time she isn't all upset, ticked or irate. She has a very slight smile and a more anime like face, almost a caricature. It's very lovely.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02642.jpg

And to top it all off, she came with another head! This version has no eyepatch so we get to see both of those marvelous green eyes...

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02643.jpg

Of course, this being an Ikki Tousen figure, she does have a cast off part, the white on her top where the big rip is comes off. But you can't see that! wink

And here she is with her other sisters in the collection room:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02645.jpg


Hope yall enjoy!


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/14/10 08:41 PM

So I rolled my one-sided quantum coin and, surprise, suprise....Ryomou won. Photo shoot is doing. Processing photos and will post [hopefully] shortly.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 07/14/10 08:54 PM

SWEET! *rubs hands in expectation*
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/15/10 09:46 PM

Double sweet. smile


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/15/10 09:52 PM

I had some issues last night with PS:CS5. I don't know if it was the latest patch or leaving it open through a sleep cycle but it's doing ok now. About 1/2 way through processing the photos...
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/15/10 09:59 PM

Well, I'll have to check in tomorrow to see the hotness as I am pooped and ready to hit the hay. Can't wait to see them tho!


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/16/10 12:21 AM

Behold! Alter's Ryomou Shimei: Maid Ver.

My favorites:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4798510638/sizes/l/in/set-72157624387397829/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4798505530/sizes/l/in/set-72157624387397829/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4797877729/sizes/l/in/set-72157624387397829/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4798506326/sizes/l/in/set-72157624387397829/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4798509520/sizes/l/in/set-72157624387397829/

Full Gallery (18 photos)
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/16/10 06:58 AM

Oh that's very nice Tsunami! That red background really shows off Ryomou well. After seeing these pics, I may have to see about getting one of those to add to the collection, she is very well detailed and nice looking.

Thanks for the pics and thanks for helping drain my wallet even more....


Billy
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 07/16/10 05:23 PM

Those are some nice pics. I would think about getting one but since my wallet is already drained, it might be awhile.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/17/10 09:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Behold! Alter's Ryomou Shimei: Maid Ver.

I agree with Baldylox. The red background gives the right amount of contrast to the figure. It was a good choice. A nicely done figure as well.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/17/10 10:04 AM

Thanks guys. I'm glad you like the photo shoot. Alter figures in general are pretty nice so I'd recommend her without hesitation. I failed to mention, although it may already be self-evident, that the chain on her handcuffs is real and the cuffs themselves actually work to (but don't lock for obvious reasons).
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/17/10 09:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I failed to mention, although it may already be self-evident, that the chain on her handcuffs is real and the cuffs themselves actually work to (but don't lock for obvious reasons).


I did notice the chains, very cool. My Cerberus and Clayz have them too and its a real nice touch for the chains to be real. But my cuffs dont work on those, they are closed all the time.

I just got in an unexpected figure today... a preorder I sent for almost 2 months ago. A friend pointed it out to me and I got it for half price with the sale Amiami was having. I took pics today but have been too lazy to upload yet. I'll do it tomorrow and share here.

And yes, it's another Ryomou! wink


Billy
Posted by: DemonXSoultaker

Re: Figures - 07/18/10 06:41 PM

Any of yall know any ez ways to clean figures?
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/18/10 08:43 PM

Originally Posted By: DemonXSoultaker
Any of yall know any ez ways to clean figures?


Most often I make sure to dust with a nice feather duster for the big stuff but for overall individual figure cleaning, I just take Windex and lightly spray it into a microfiber cloth and then wipe down the figure. So far I have had no problems, no stains, no paint issues or anything else and I have been using this method for well over 6-7 years for various toys and figures.


Billy
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/28/10 03:41 PM

Hmm, it seems I totally forgot to update with that new Ryomou figure I got a few weeks ago. So here she is!

This is the Christmas Ryomou and you can see why with those nice, large bows on her. A nice present to unwrap, no doubt.

The front:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02680.jpg

A closeup:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02681.jpg

The back:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02682.jpg

A closeup of the back.... man I love the details on this:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02683.jpg

A shot from the side:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02684.jpg

And lastly an angle looking down at her from the front:
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02685.jpg


As usual, those bows all cast off so she shows everything after unwrapping. smile I really like the all red outfit since it's such a huge divergence from the regular blue maid outfits 80% of the other figures out there are in. Overall a very nice piece especially since I got her for less than $40 shipped from Amiami!


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/28/10 06:00 PM

Ooooh, now that would be a nice treat to find under the Christmas tree. So how many Ryomii does that put you at now?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 07/28/10 06:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
So how many Ryomii does that put you at now?


Yes, i'm wondering too!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/28/10 06:38 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
This is the Christmas Ryomou and you can see why with those nice, large bows on her. A nice present to unwrap, no doubt.

Hubba hubba. I know what I want for Christmas.wink
Very nice pics too.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/28/10 07:00 PM

Thanks for the nice words guys, especially "Ryomii". smile That's awesome.

The grand total is now up to 9. I took a photo of my rearranged shelves so that the Ryomii don't look so cramped anymore. I didn't put the Figma version of Ryomou on these shelves yet because she looks out of place and she needed to keep Sansaku Hakufu in line over with the other Figmas. Hakufu tends to get rowdy ya know.... laugh

Here's the new photo:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f319/balldylox/anime/DSC02842.jpg


Now to wait for my next one.... she's a preorder due next month and I can't wait to see her in person.


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 07/28/10 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: baldylox
Hakufu tends to get rowdy ya know.... laugh


lol...I thought that was Ryofu's schtick.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 07/28/10 09:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Originally Posted By: baldylox
Hakufu tends to get rowdy ya know.... laugh


lol...I thought that was Ryofu's schtick.



Nah, Ryofu gets raunchy, not rowdy. wink Meow!


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/04/10 09:12 PM

It was pretty busy this weekend but got in a quick shoot with this 1:1 scale from Tekken 6:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4859171994/#/photos/tsunami3k/4859171994/lightbox/
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 08/05/10 10:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
It was pretty busy this weekend but got in a quick shoot with this 1:1 scale from Tekken 6:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4859171994/#/photos/tsunami3k/4859171994/lightbox/

Wow, somebody had some serious fun.grin
I've already told my fiancee that we are going to do some cosplay. She's up for it.smile
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 08/05/10 11:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
I've already told my fiancee that we are going to do some cosplay. She's up for it. smile

That sounds fun. I take it that won't include your wedding, though. wink
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 08/05/10 02:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
I've already told my fiancee that we are going to do some cosplay. She's up for it. smile

That sounds fun. I take it that won't include your wedding, though. wink

Yeah, she wants a traditional wedding dress. She did agree that while we are in Japan to let me purchase her a summer kimono to wear to next years Bon festival.grin
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/20/10 09:53 PM

Hey gang. Any Odin Sphere fans or fans of nicely detailed figures may want to check this out:

http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/Kv5J-uJc6t6OGphLUT/browse/item/85297/4/153/200

It's an excellent price for a figure I paid a fair amount more for quite recently.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/29/10 09:59 PM

I did a quick re-shoot this week of Eri Sawachika from School Rumble. I actually bought this one from TRSI back in fall '07 but it only recently occurred to me that I never gave her a proper photo shoot. Anyway, it's interesting to see how great GoodSmile has been at making figures from way back then. Enjoy...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4933302263/#/photos/tsunami3k/4933302263/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4933303979/#/photos/tsunami3k/4933303979/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4933304935/#/photos/tsunami3k/4933304935/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4933896448/#/photos/tsunami3k/4933896448/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4933898656/#/photos/tsunami3k/4933898656/lightbox/

Full Gallery
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 08/30/10 08:24 AM

Nice photos. Is it just me or does her face somehow not convey the original character's.
I saw some more of your 1/1 scale figure study photos as well. Nothing beats those 1/1 scale figures. grin
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/30/10 08:31 AM

The 1:1 figure is poseable too. Her manufacturer clearly did an excellent job of hiding the joints. laugh
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 08/30/10 09:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Nice photos. Is it just me or does her face somehow not convey the original character's.
I saw some more of your 1/1 scale figure study photos as well. Nothing beats those 1/1 scale figures. grin



Drat. I can't see the Flickr pics due to my work computer blocking the site. mad Ah well, will check them at home.

Uh oh. Looks like I'll have to find those 1/1 shots at home as well! Sounds interesting....



Billy
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 08/30/10 12:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Nice photos. Is it just me or does her face somehow not convey the original character's.



I have this one as well. While they got the pose right on, i think that it's the eyes that take a little bit away from her face. In the anime and manga her eyes aren't as big as these on the figure which make her look like she's really bubbly type like Tenma and i think might be the reason you might have noticed that (that's the way i see it).


Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/04/10 04:29 PM

I've been trying to track these little ladies down for what seems like a rather long time but finally I have all 6 of the 1/6th scale Aria girls! (Note: The top left figure is actually the 1/8th GoodSmile figure.)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4958278758/#/photos/tsunami3k/4958278758/lightbox/
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 09/04/10 07:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I've been trying to track these little ladies down for what seems like a rather long time but finally I have all 6 of the 1/6th scale Aria girls! (Note: The top left figure is actually the 1/8th GoodSmile figure.)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4958278758/#/photos/tsunami3k/4958278758/lightbox/

shocked OMG!
Absolutely gorgeous.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/05/10 01:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I've been trying to track these little ladies down for what seems like a rather long time but finally I have all 6 of the 1/6th scale Aria girls! (Note: The top left figure is actually the 1/8th GoodSmile figure.)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/4958278758/#/photos/tsunami3k/4958278758/lightbox/

shocked OMG!
Absolutely gorgeous.


Ditto.

Perseverence pays off don't it?
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 09/05/10 03:29 PM

Wow, congrats on getting all those. Some very nice sculpts in there! With all this Aria talk around, it seems I may have to break down and get this series sometime.... smile


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/06/10 11:11 PM

Thanks amigos! But now I'm kinda stuck because I don't want to do my typical thing and just shoot them against a static backdrop like always. I want to do something cool; I just don't know what that is yet.
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 09/07/10 06:56 AM

Obviously you need a water themed background or setting for them! Maybe your bathtub? laugh


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/20/10 10:12 PM

Ok so the new gig is getting pretty intense so I decided to do a little photo shoot to unwind a little. I've had Kureha for a while but I've owed her a proper photo shoot for some time, particularly since she's one of my favorites.

[Quick Picks]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5009964517/#/photos/tsunami3k/5009964517/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5010574060/#/photos/tsunami3k/5010574060/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5009973703/#/photos/tsunami3k/5009973703/lightbox/


Full Gallery (Newer/better photos are towards the bottom.)
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 09/21/10 07:58 AM

Very pretty. Does she have a sister? grin
I've been wanting to get out and shoot some more myself. I have not had much spare time lately and it is only going to get worst soon. I have a couple that I am going to take to the next comic con with me so I had better get busy.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/21/10 07:59 AM

Nice pics. I have seen some wallpapers of her but not any figures. All i can say is that is one sweet figure! I think that i might look into getting that without having seen any of the Shining Wind/Tears series. laugh

I think that i'm going to look into checking out this one a little more and hopefully see if i can find one at a decent price.

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Very pretty. Does she have a sister? grin
Possibly twin sisters? That would be better!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 09/21/10 10:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Very pretty. Does she have a sister? grin


Originally Posted By: stargates
Possibly twin sisters? That would be better!


Triplets even...
http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/5738_touka_kureha
http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/31443_touka_kureha

Soon to be quadruplets!
http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/31443_touka_kureha

I know next to nothing about the several "Shining" franchises but I absolutely love the artist, Tony Taka's, work so it's no surprise that I have maybe around 10 figures based on his character designs and several more on my wishlist.

Originally Posted By: stargates
I think that i might look into getting that without having seen any of the Shining Wind/Tears series. laugh

I think that i'm going to look into checking out this one a little more and hopefully see if i can find one at a decent price.


I applaud you on your good taste :D; Kureha is insanely cute and it's always awesome to hear about another upcoming Tony Taka fan (yeah sure, go ahead and tell yourself that you'll just get one..).

It's probably important to note, though, that this particular incarnation has remained very popular and well away from its original production run (Oct. 2007) so she commands a pretty decent price (around $130 preowned). Thankfully she hails from an era with a far better yen/$ valuation otherwise she would command an even higher price ($200-$300+ isn't nearly as uncommon as it should be believe it or not).

Oh and there are known bootlegs of her so steer clear of all but the most rock-solid resellers. There are some pretty convincing bootlegs out there and then there are the horrible ones; I'm not sure which fate is worse for a figure but knockoff-Kureha looks like someone melted her face with a large magnifying glass. I don't have any links on hand but if you freeze frame at a few key points during some of the Nazi's final moments at the end of Raider's then you'll have a pretty good idea of what you don't want to spend your hard-earned money on. wink

If you're willing to check out other variants of her, a cute one from Kotobukiya that I've been pondering for quite some time now is still available for cheap:

http://myfigurecollection.net/figure/82_touka_kureha

I imagine you could still find her pretty easily for around $50.

Sorry if this is all TMI but I think it would be cool if you were able to add her to your collection. I did a quick peek at TRSI's catalog and noticed that they had two of a sub-series I'm collecting:

http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/mJ5p9BVOUEDhCzwVsl/browse/item/88284/4/0/0
http://www.rightstuf.com/cgi-bin/catalogmgr/mJ5p9BVOUEDhCzwVsl/browse/item/88441/4/0/0

I believe there are four figures in the swimsuit series, including Kureha, but linked above are Xecty and Philias...both excellent choices.

I could go on but this is a good sampling.

Shining Wind
Shining Tears

Misc 1
Misc 2
Misc 3
Misc 4
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 09/22/10 07:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k

I applaud you on your good taste :D; Kureha is insanely cute and it's always awesome to hear about another upcoming Tony Taka fan (yeah sure, go ahead and tell yourself that you'll just get one..).


Yeah, i've been noticing Tony Taka's work lately and have started taking a closer look into it. Even tho there's a lot of Shinig Wind/Tears artwork out there the artist seems to have a pretty good fanbase.


Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Sorry if this is all TMI but I think it would be cool if you were able to add her to your collection.


Not at all. The more information you have the better to base your choices on especially by those with firsthand knowledge. And yes, i will be looking into getting her into my collection!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 10/05/10 02:11 PM

I had posted pics of Lily Salvatana before, however this time I have taken my own pics and uploaded them on a site that won't sensor them.laugh
I had a hard time with my camera during this shoot cause the automatic focus would not work properly. The subject was very patient with me though.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/5054291333_443402b372.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4127/5054288777_050e9c9ba4.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/5054289613_a1b177316d.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5054286843_37658272dd.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4151/5054293575_b9e6f40e22.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5054904310_098e5a04c5.jpg
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 10/05/10 02:43 PM



Gotta say that this one is my fav. blush
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/05/10 02:54 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates


Gotta say that this one is my fav. blush


Number one with a bullet?
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 10/05/10 03:28 PM

You betcha.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 10/21/10 03:44 PM

I was in my room dusting yesterday and I thought I would take some pics of these little figure sets that I have sitting on a display cabinet. I really like collecting the connecting figure sets, but some of them are a real pain. They put them in the mystery boxes and you have no idea what you are buying. I never did finish that Onegai Twins second series. I got the same figure from that set five times. So without further ado, lets go to the hot spring...er beach, I mean pool...whatever.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1244/5103200806_c4a1195eba.jpg
Please Teacher
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1086/5103197246_4760b1b46c.jpg
Onegai Twins
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1440/5103200248_bdd4582a50.jpg
Ai Yori Aoshi. These are the figures that came in the special edition DVD releases.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5103199098_4921ac6c43.jpg
Birds' eye view.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/5103199700_d4ee9f448d.jpg
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 10/21/10 07:08 PM

Dear lord tose must've set you back a bit.
But they're all pretty cool. smile
I like the twins one best. (Even if I can't see my favorite girl Karen all that well cry )
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 10/21/10 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Dear lord tose must've set you back a bit.
But they're all pretty cool. smile
I like the twins one best. (Even if I can't see my favorite girl Karen all that well cry )

Sorry about that. I didn't give it the time it deserved..
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 10/21/10 08:43 PM

very cool pics. I have some of the Please Teacher/Twins ones but they are different from yours. I'm not sure what series they are from but I got them for free so I wont complain. smile

I need to get pics of my Japan haul soon. I've been so lazy lately.....


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/21/10 08:45 PM

Hehe, hey I know those girls!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/1...09020/lightbox/
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 10/22/10 07:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k

I see they lounge around at your house too. smile
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 10/22/10 09:34 AM

He's the Glenn Quagmire of anime figure collectors. wink
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/22/10 09:37 AM

Giggity giggity!
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 10/22/10 09:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
He's the Glenn Quagmire of anime figure collectors. wink



I don't know how I would handle being labeled as such. Dunno if that's a compliment or not. wink


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/31/10 09:57 AM

It's been a while but next up is Nadie from El Cazador de la Bruja (BTW, that is not the original base but something I was experimenting with for the photo shoot):

Quick picks:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5128843382/#/photos/tsunami3k/5128843382/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5128239421/#/photos/tsunami3k/5128239421/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5128845858/#/photos/tsunami3k/5128845858/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5128852250/#/photos/tsunami3k/5128852958/lightbox/

Gallery ~ Slideshow
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 10/31/10 06:45 PM

Very nice base you made! The bullets laying there are a nice touch. I really like this figure alot, way more than I liked the show. wink Typical Bee Train tho, super slow in my opinion. but Nadie was always nice to watch. Great pictures as usual, very high quality.


Billy
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 10/31/10 10:03 PM

I agree, nice base. Nice figure too. Reminds me of the Canaan figure with her pose like that.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 10/31/10 11:00 PM

Thanks guys. The bullets are PMC .40 cal S&Ws if you're curious. ;-) I've got the Canaan figure (and Alphard) in the pile for an eventual photo shoot as well so it'll be interesting to compare and contrast whenever I finally do.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 11/01/10 09:12 PM

Nice creative base. It is stuff like that I wish i could come up with.
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Figures - 11/02/10 05:56 PM

I saw a really excellent Kei and Yuri Dirty Pair (seperate figures for each) but as much as I like the DP no way in hell was I gonna pay $200 for it-besides-I don't collect figures-just anime.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/07/10 12:31 PM

A fairly new arrival that I finally got time in for a quick shot. My first 1:4 scale, Mizuho Gojira:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5154661239/#/photos/tsunami3k/5154661239/lightbox/

That's a 1:8 scale Yomiko for reference.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 11/12/10 10:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
A fairly new arrival that I finally got time in for a quick shot. My first 1:4 scale, Mizuho Gojira:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5154661239/#/photos/tsunami3k/5154661239/lightbox/

That's a 1:8 scale Yomiko for reference.

Attack of the 50ft Woman. smile
I could cry. frown
Posted by: manga4micah

Re: Figures - 11/14/10 07:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
A fairly new arrival that I finally got time in for a quick shot. My first 1:4 scale, Mizuho Gojira:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5154661239/#/photos/tsunami3k/5154661239/lightbox/

That's a 1:8 scale Yomiko for reference.

Attack of the 50ft Woman. smile
I could cry. frown


That is a big figure ... i think your working your way up to one of those life sized dolls you sly dog ...
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/14/10 09:31 AM

Originally Posted By: manga4micah
That is a big figure ... i think your working your way up to one of those life sized dolls you sly dog ...


I had no idea my nefarious plot was decipherable by a mere mortal. A brilliant and accurate deduction. Soon I'll have enough figures to melt down and cast the perfect 1:1 figure. Then all I need to do it wait for a lightning storm....
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 11/14/10 11:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
A brilliant and accurate deduction. Soon I'll have enough figures to melt down and cast the perfect 1:1 figure. Then all I need to do it wait for a lightning storm....


Have you been watching Young Frankenstien again? smile
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 11/14/10 11:40 AM

I've based my research almost entirely on the Weird Science documentary actually. ;D
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 11/14/10 11:45 AM

Ya know, for someone who likes his scifi, i keep forgetting about that one. I have no choice but to bow to the master!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 11/18/10 09:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I've based my research almost entirely on the Weird Science documentary actually. ;D

That film was based very closely on my experiences in college. grin
Posted by: zrdb

Re: Figures - 11/20/10 02:16 PM

I'm a big DP fan (as you might have guessed) and I don't collect figures-but if these were still in stock I'd be very tempted-damn they look good!! http://www.1999.co.jp/10051816
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 11/27/10 09:03 PM

Originally Posted By: zrdb
I'm a big DP fan (as you might have guessed) and I don't collect figures-but if these were still in stock I'd be very tempted-damn they look good!! http://www.1999.co.jp/10051816

WOW! I want. shocked
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 11/29/10 01:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: zrdb
I'm a big DP fan (as you might have guessed) and I don't collect figures-but if these were still in stock I'd be very tempted-damn they look good!! http://www.1999.co.jp/10051816

WOW! I want. shocked


Ditto. That's a nice looking [Dirty] Pair. grin
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 12/16/10 02:50 PM

I know these aren't anime or game figures, but I couldn't help but to see and anime influence in these. Especially the large eyes. These are some of the items I sell where I work.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3060.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3062.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3063.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3065.jpg
This fairy reminds me of Urd from Ah! My Goddess. Excuse the foreground blur. My camera insists on focusing on the background whenever I use the zoom.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3067.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3069.jpg
These are part of what I call the "Gun Fairy" collection.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3073.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3074.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3076.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3078.jpg
Some other figures in the case.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3056.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3057.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3059.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3081.jpg
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 12/16/10 03:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
These are part of what I call the "Gun Fairy" collection.

Guns, fairies, and Tennessee whiskey... there's no place like home.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 12/16/10 03:38 PM

Nice pics! Is this the biggest part of your collection or is it anime?
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 12/16/10 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie

Guns, fairies, and Tennessee whiskey... there's no place like home.

I knew someone would appreciate my choice of background. smile
Originally Posted By: stargates
Nice pics! Is this the biggest part of your collection or is it anime?


These are for sell where I work, though the sword maidens are looking like they might go home with me. My collection of anime figures is quite large. I think only Tsunami3K has more.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 12/20/10 06:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Originally Posted By: stargates
Nice pics! Is this the biggest part of your collection or is it anime?


These are for sell where I work, though the sword maidens are looking like they might go home with me.


OK, i gotta know, does where you work have a website? It would be nice to check out those figures in a little more detail. smile
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 12/21/10 04:14 PM

Originally Posted By: stargates
OK, i gotta know, does where you work have a website? It would be nice to check out those figures in a little more detail.

We have a website, but it just has info about the shop. You can't order from it. There are some photos of the shop on the site.
http://pipesltd.com/
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 12/23/10 02:44 PM

Here's a quick shot I took last night of Chise. Somehow I ended up with two of these little ladies:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5284370051/lightbox/
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 12/23/10 04:34 PM

smile
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 01/01/11 12:21 PM

Here is a few more figures at the shop where I work. It's fun to get to order these. The three geisha sell pretty well.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3166.jpg
Samurai in full combat armor.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3174.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3173.jpg
A figure of the armor that belonged to Sanada Yukimura.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3175.jpg
A nice large figure called "Winged Guardian".
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3169.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3171.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3172.jpg
A couple of military figures. There is another one for Navy with a girl riding an aerial torpedo called "Ping". The two pictured here are for the Marines and Special Forces.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3164.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3165.jpg
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 01/01/11 03:16 PM

Those are some nice figures.
I like the geisha with the blue tint to it and those samurai are pretty cool too.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 01/02/11 11:32 AM

I should have known. Photobucket's bizarre idea of what should be sensored got one on my pics. Here it is from another source.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5010/5316093255_9189a72763.jpg
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 01/02/11 02:26 PM

That's what I get for complementing your figures?
A full moon?
smirk
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 01/02/11 04:21 PM

And a nice moon at that. smile
Yes, the geisha are lovely. I have a set of those myself.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 01/03/11 11:33 PM

I guess I decided to slow-cook my Saikano photos but I think they benefited from the extra attention:

Gallery ~ Slideshow

Misc selections (including Chibi-Chise):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322873938/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322270931/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322874696/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322875026/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322877486/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322272085/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322273693/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322274765/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322275047/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322275315/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322275633/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322275835/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5322276389/
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 01/05/11 09:36 AM

Nice pics. Love that Chibi Chise. Haven't seen that one before.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 01/05/11 08:10 PM

Thanks! My favorite of your work photos was the "winged guardian" so perhaps I was subconsciously influenced to offer up my own winged guardian. Chibi-Chise is a pack in with her larger sister. Even the little on is cold cast, much like the figure lineup you shared I suspect. Sadly, only one of my Chise figures came with her smaller counterpart.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 01/06/11 08:28 PM

Is the Chibi Chise a newer figure that you've gotten or is she one that you've had for some time?
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 01/06/11 11:21 PM

Quasi-newish I suppose. IIRC, I got the figure at AnimeIowa from a regular con dealer that I've come to know fairly well. When he goes to Japan he asks me for a figure wishlist before he goes. He usually finds one of my hundred or so figures and brings it to the next con he knows we'll meet up at. So, as I recall, I'd have had Chise and her chibi counterpart since August-ish.

Edit: Now that I think about it I think he hooked me up at the local Kansas City Japanese Festival in September or October which just happens to be within walking distance of my place. Chise #2 was the product of less documented neurotic tendencies on my part.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 03/09/11 10:30 PM

I was cleaning up a bit a few weeks ago and broke my so-called "studio" down in the process so instead I've been experimenting a little. Here is an older figure of Rei and Asuka that I've long needed to do a re-shoot with:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5513820314/#/photos/tsunami3k/5513820314/lightbox/

Base: Glass "gems" on black sand on the bottom of an upside-down plastic bin that had been holding my Peorth garage kit until recently balanced [precariously] on top of one of my unbolted photo lights on a table pointed upward further balanced [even more precariously] on top of a pair of 25lb free weight to keep it from laying on it switches and cord. Main lighting: Cross-polarized.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 03/09/11 10:45 PM

While not a big fan of NGE i will admit that that's a nice set of figures there. And the 'precariously' balanced lighting seems to have paid off. Nicely done.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 03/10/11 10:20 AM

Whoa. That is one impressive photo. Great effect.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 03/10/11 11:57 AM

He does have a knack for getting great shots.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 03/10/11 06:58 PM

Wow, thank you all for the mad props. I've been meaning for ages to shove myself out of my old standby static backdrop formula and spice things up with something new. By your generous assessments, I'll have to consider the experiment a success!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 04/14/11 11:17 PM

I suppose there's a risk that I stole my own thunder by tipping my hand with those test shots but here's a sampling of a few of the "official" shots nonetheless. More effects! More blue glowy thingies! More angst!! More fire!!!

[Rei & Asuka]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5569423529/in/set-72157605578655504/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5570009166/in/set-72157605578655504/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5570009798/in/set-72157605578655504/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5570017020/in/set-72157605578655504/lightbox/

I actually finished that shoot a while ago but I was waiting to spice the inevitable post with another shoot lest I get accused of milking the franchise.

Haruhi fans, or specifically Yuki fans, will probably appreciate the next shoot. (This is actually of a friend's figure for whom I do the occasional figure shoot in exchange for a burrito and coke.) I really, really regret not getting this figure myself:

[Yuki Nagato]
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5587133456/in/set-72157626297703957/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5587137958/in/set-72157626297703957/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5586542289/in/set-72157626297703957/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5587137140/in/set-72157626297703957/lightbox/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsunami3k/5586540757/in/set-72157626297703957/lightbox/
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 04/15/11 09:46 AM

Wow! Those pics are so good. So dramatic.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/15/11 10:43 AM

All I gotta say for the shots of Yuki is whoa... shocked
They're simply gorgeous!
I really like the shots that look like she's about to catch one of those "snowflakes". Very impressive, it must have taken quite a bit of fiddling with that figure to get those shots.
I'm supers envious of your photographic skills. smile
wink
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 04/15/11 10:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
More effects! More blue glowy thingies! More angst!! More fire!!!
Yes!Yes!YES!!! Those effects that you did work really well in those pics and give them a nice touch. Nice job.


As for Yuki, all i gotta say is...drooolll! grin
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 04/15/11 08:02 PM

Wow, well I must be on the right experimental track since those pics have gotten a lot of traffic, comments and "favorites" on Flickr. I almost didn't do the snow effect for Yuki since I didn't want to risking breaking out of one rut only to get caught in another (since I also used it for the Eva shoot) but I tried a few test pics with it and it became an instant no-brainer.

I fear I may have accidentally implied by "effects" that I've Photoshopping in anything fake. I'll blast dust motes and adjust color and exposure and whatnot but, as J.E.S. correctly presumed, the "snowflakes" where real[ish] and a pain to do.

For both of the shots the background star-effect is basically shredded mylar foil used for gift baskets and the like. It has the unfortunate tendency to create lines of stars rather than looking particularly random so it takes a lot of playing around to get them to make a pleasing effect. For the Eva shot I even played around with blasting them with a fan to make them look fuzzier in the photos. ;D Neat idea on paper but not so great in practice.

Pretty nerdy stuff, I know, but it gave me a lot of new ideas for future figure shoots.
Posted by: ZARAKI11

Re: Figures - 05/17/11 06:19 AM

Anyone here got any of the Naruto Statues made by Toynami??
Posted by: manga4micah

Re: Figures - 05/22/11 06:28 AM

I am finally starting to get some figures i just got this Yuki figure.

http://www.figwiz.com/imgGen.aspx?img=45035&imgType=17

This isn't a pic of the one i got this is just a net photo i found my camera is kinda fubar at the moment.

The next figure i think i will buy will be this one

http://www.thebanzaieffect.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/10121006a7.jpg

I love Luka Megurine her and Yuki are my favorite to anime/game characters.

This year when i go to Tsubasacon i plan on taking 5,000$ for only one reason to spend it on anything that i think is shiny and would look good displayed somewhere in my house lol.

Last year was my first CON and i only took around 600$ and i had to curve my buying impulse this year i plan to fix that and run wild.
Posted by: manga4micah

Re: Figures - 05/22/11 06:30 AM

OMG Tsunami3k you got to tell me were i can buy that Yuki figure i must have one does anyone know were to get it?
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 05/22/11 08:00 AM

I'd love to see a nice fixed-pose Luka come out to go with my Miku and Rin figures.

I briefly considered getting that Yuki figure myself but she was a limited release and, even right after she was released, you would be lucky to find her for under $200 so be ready to take a bite out of your massive Tsubasacon bankroll.

I don't see one available at any of my normal haunts but, if you're interested, I can keep an eye out and PM you if I come across a used one somewhere.

Posted by: manga4micah

Re: Figures - 05/22/11 05:18 PM

That would be awesome of you keep an eye out for me i am willing to drop some cash for a real good Yuki figure.

I agree with you on the fixed-pose Luka it is kinda hard to find a real good Luka figure that i like as well.
The one i found was one of the better looking ones.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/04/11 11:37 AM

I didn't find many figures that interested me at Animazement last weekend. The ones that did were in the $100+ range.frown
There was a Yoko from Gurran Lagann that I would have killed for, but I couldn't find a job that paid the $250 needed to buy her. Smaller Yokos and Revys from Black Lagoon seemed to be the hottest things at the con. Dealers told me that they had sold out quickly. The only figure I did purchase was a Roberta from Balck Lagoon. It is a very striking figure that I am planning to feature here soon. Here is a few photos I managed to snap while in the dealers room.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3671.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3672.jpg
Here are some hard to find fashion dolls from Cutie Honey and Cardcaptors.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3819.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3820.jpg
A Claymore set I wanted badly.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3833.jpg
Other cool figures in cases.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3834.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3836.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3837.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3838.jpg
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/04/11 06:06 PM

I want those figures of Rena and Mion.
Whish I was there.
frown
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 06/04/11 08:50 PM

Hey, I think the pics you have of those figures in cases were from the booth that got shut down for selling bootleg Nendoroids. XD

It was a really big stink too. A girl I was with got a Saber from them and when I saw it, I was like, this aint right. After checking the box, it looked off so she went back over to get a refund. Thats when the people running things showed up and shut them down. I cant recall the name of the business there but it was a really big stall/booth. Not all their stuff was bootlegs but someone got upset and they got shut down. I think this happened on Saturday midday.


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 06/04/11 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
There was a Yoko from Gurran Lagann that I would have killed for, but I couldn't find a job that paid the $250 needed to buy her.


Do you remember which one? I'm curious if it's one I have. I know a couple have gone up in value but I didn't think by so much.

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
The only figure I did purchase was a Roberta from Balck Lagoon.


Oh man, if that's the one I fear it is then I'm going to be hella-jealous once you post your pics.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/11/11 11:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
There was a Yoko from Gurran Lagann that I would have killed for, but I couldn't find a job that paid the $250 needed to buy her.


Do you remember which one? I'm curious if it's one I have. I know a couple have gone up in value but I didn't think by so much.


I looked online but I couldn't find the exact figure that I saw. Perhaps it was overpriced. I think many of the figures I saw were. It was a large scale figure with her branishing her trademark gun. When I saw the price at a distance, I didn't take a closer look. frown
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/11/11 02:44 PM

I purchased this vinyl MechaGodzilla at the last anime con I attended.
http://flic.kr/p/9SnmP8
At the same dealer I saw something quite rare. I knew it was of some signifacance. After returning home I did some research and learned that it was a toy figure of King Joe that was featured in a story of Ultra 7, The second Ultraman series. I couldn't afford this rare vinyl toy from the 70's.
http://flic.kr/p/9SntmF
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 06/14/11 10:48 AM

The website says that I must be signed in to view that content, and I don't have an account. frown

I've been denied MechaGodzilla! cry
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/14/11 11:14 AM

Sorry. I had trouble finding the right link. I fix it. smile

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3906.jpg

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_3703.jpg
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 06/14/11 11:25 AM

Yay! laugh

So much power in the palm of your hand... use it only for good!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 08/02/11 07:45 PM

Some great figures from Black Lagoon. The detail was decent since they were so small a scale, however the paint on Revy's hair was a bit clumped. Bean meaning to photograph these ladies and get them posted for awhile.
Revy
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4251.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4234.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4214.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4213.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4218.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4210.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4194.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4187.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4188.jpg
Roberta
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4221.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4231.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4216.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4215.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4207.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4205.jpg
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4222.jpg
Boxes
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo271/Hobby-Ninja/IMG_4259.jpg
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 08/02/11 09:45 PM



Wow, Those are some nice photographs man, I just love Revy, I think shes the bomb cool.
I guess I need to look into getting a Black Lagoon Figure or two, I Absolutely love that Anime.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/02/11 09:54 PM

Yeah, those are nice. I've seen those figures for sale but it's the first time I've seen pictures that weren't box art. Your Roberta shots remind how few and far between figures have been of her. More love for the nuns with guns damnit! Nice shoot.

Edit: Oh and my photo editing monitor is fixed and ready for action so I've finally been able to finish processing my Ryomou shoot. Soon..very soon. I let my Flickr account lapse for a bit while I was figuring out my monitor situation.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 08/03/11 06:12 PM

Tsunami3k, is your awesome new avatar a pic from your collection?
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/03/11 06:20 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Tsunami3k, is your awesome new avatar a pic from your collection?


Your instincts are spot-on. That is in fact a very affordable (<$25) figure of Nia made by Sega. Despite her price, she's one of my favorite figures.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 08/03/11 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Originally Posted By: kiku
Tsunami3k, is your awesome new avatar a pic from your collection?


Your instincts are spot-on. That is in fact a very affordable (<$25) figure of Nia made by Sega. Despite her price, she's one of my favorite figures.


Wow, Tsunami3k, You sure are pruddy! cool
That really does look nice Tsunami3k.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/03/11 10:53 PM

Ok, the Ryomou photo shoot is finally cooked and ready for prime-time. Enjoy!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6123/6007591206_fb591895ab_b.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6127/6007048753_113108deac_b.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6133/6007592428_759a55d1cb_b.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6123/6007050167_abf5566bdd_b.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6016/6007050817_4e3c67cce2_b.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6013/6007594388_326611538b_b.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6135/6007594986_b9e00117e9_b.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6127/6007052689_1aab4dfb2a_b.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6121/6007596110_523a518e1f_b.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6017/6007054047_d039eab50a_b.jpg
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 08/03/11 11:11 PM

O.K. O.K., out of curiosity i just surfed your forum name and got a "My Figure Collection" or something. I just glimpsed, but I saw two lolis; one in a coquettish maid ensemble holding a bottle opener and one in a bathing suit drinking from a giant Sapporo. You've got great taste... in beer. Nothing washes down hibachi like Sapporo. Sadly I don't drink anymore. Anyhoo... I also caught a glimpse of Dark Magician Girl. I used play a mean game of Yu Gi Oh back in the day. I had two decks. I affectionately referred to them as "Black and White". One deck focused on Red Eyes Black Metal Dragon with some Red Eyes Black Chick tricks while the other focused on Blue Eyes Shining Dragon with some White Dragon Paladin ritual action. One of my most common opponents happened to use a deck which focused on Dark Magician Of Chaos, Magician Of Black Chaos, Dark Magician, and Dark Magician Girl. Dark Magician Girl is one scary chick. The more of her magical brethren that are in the graveyard, the more powerful she becomes.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 08/04/11 11:01 AM

Very nice figure. I like how the handles on her weapons match her hair. smile
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/04/11 12:37 PM

I really like this shoot. smile
That has to be one of the nices figures of her that you own, that I've seen yet.
I also like your choise in background colors as it really brings out the pink and purple of her costume.
Great job good sir. laugh
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/04/11 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
O.K. O.K., out of curiosity i just surfed your forum name and got a "My Figure Collection" or something. I just glimpsed, but I saw two lolis; one in a coquettish maid ensemble holding a bottle opener and one in a bathing suit drinking from a giant Sapporo. You've got great taste... in beer. Nothing washes down hibachi like Sapporo. Sadly I don't drink anymore.


Good sleuthing. I'm guessing that you're describing the King of Beers photo shoot. Both figures are of Saber from Fate/Stay Night.

Originally Posted By: kiku
Anyhoo... I also caught a glimpse of Dark Magician Girl. I used play a mean game of Yu Gi Oh back in the day.


I do indeed have a figure of her as well (still unopened) but I can't claim to know much about the card game. I took a brief dip into the card gaming/collecting world back when it was a choice between Spellfire and Magic the Gathering....I chose poorly.

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
I really like this shoot. smile
That has to be one of the nices figures of her that you own, that I've seen yet.
I also like your choise in background colors as it really brings out the pink and purple of her costume.
Great job good sir. laugh


I'm glad you like the background. I haven't shot against that color for a really long time because it basically turns in to a giant pink reflector and makes getting the color balance right a nightmare.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 08/10/11 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
I do indeed have a figure of her as well (still unopened) but I can't claim to know much about the card game. I took a brief dip into the card gaming/collecting world back when it was a choice between Spellfire and Magic the Gathering....I chose poorly
We have to make choices such as this anytime we invest in anything nowadays. We can only hope that unlike Walter Donovan, we pick the right cup. In my eyes; as long as you're happy, you've chosen the right cup. DVD/BD, Toyota/Honda, Spellfire/Magic, CD/Vinyl, Nintendo/Xbox, PC/Mac... It's all very tiresome. Happiness is where you find it. Lo and behold, sometimes you find where you weren't even looking for it. Serendipity alone is reason enough to be a Lobo and not blindly follow the pack.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 08/24/11 05:29 PM

Just got the shippment conformation for
Resident Evil 5 Figure: Sheva Alomar

I saw it and thought she looked cool
So I decided to add her to my collection

Vash the Stampede -( Trigun )
Nicholas Wolfwood -( Trigun )
Arika Yumemiya -( My-Z-HiME )
Ultraman -( the 1st one from the 60s TV show )
F91 -( Mobile Suit Gundam F91 )
Priss & her AutoSlave -( Bubblegum Crisis )
And a Type 7 Brocken -( from ???? )
Maybe someone knows what show it's from just by the name??
I know I just got it becuase I liked the look of it.
I only saved ( for all of them ) the part of the box that shows the diffrent poses you can put the figures in.
It's just that this one for the Type 7 Brocken is all in Japanese except the name Type 7 Brocken
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Figures - 08/24/11 06:56 PM

According to what I found on Google, the Type 7 Brocken is from the Patlabor franchise. Patlabor is short for Patrol Labor - a mecha used by the police department to handle problems caused by pilots in other mecha. It was kind of a misnomer, since no one actual "patrolled" in these things - they were dispatched on an "as needed" basis.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 08/24/11 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
According to what I found on Google, the Type 7 Brocken is from the Patlabor franchise. Patlabor is short for Patrol Labor - a mecha used by the police department to handle problems caused by pilots in other mecha. It was kind of a misnomer, since no one actual "patrolled" in these things - they were dispatched on an "as needed" basis.


YES.. Thanks, I had a thought that it might be from Patlabor.
Funny, I have the movies and I do not recall any of them looking like that.
But the thought in my head that it might be from that must of been from when I bought it.
Of course I knew what it was than.

Thanks again Manhiem, I'll not forget this time grin
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 08/25/11 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Just got the shippment conformation for
Resident Evil 5 Figure: Sheva Alomar

I saw it and thought she looked cool
So I decided to add her to my collection

Vash the Stampede -( Trigun )
Nicholas Wolfwood -( Trigun )
Arika Yumemiya -( My-Z-HiME )
Ultraman -( the 1st one from the 60s TV show )
F91 -( Mobile Suit Gundam F91 )
Priss & her AutoSlave -( Bubblegum Crisis )
And a Type 7 Brocken -( from ???? )
Maybe someone knows what show it's from just by the name??
I know I just got it becuase I liked the look of it.
I only saved ( for all of them ) the part of the box that shows the diffrent poses you can put the figures in.
It's just that this one for the Type 7 Brocken is all in Japanese except the name Type 7 Brocken


UPDATE !!
Sheva ( SHE-Va ? ) came in today and she looks great, she's the tallest Figue I've got now.
I didn't relies she was that tall, 8 3/4 inches
Beside the knife and handgun that go on her hip she has a nice pump action Shotgun and a sweet looking Drangonov Sniper Rifle.
I almost bought one of those a couple of years ago, but I already have an M1 Garand, AR-15 and
3 hand guns, I think that enough for me.. I think.
One thing, The site says she is from Resident Evil 5 but the box she came in says BioShock 5
Does anyone know anything about this character?
I dont, I only bought her because she looked so bad Ass!
as stated at TRSI: Resident Evil 5 Figure: Sheva Alomar Play Arts Kai check her out.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 09:31 AM

The Biohazard series is called/marketed as Resident Evil in North America. In the game, her name is pronounced "Shay'-va."
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 09:46 AM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Beside the knife and handgun that go on her hip she has a nice pump action Shotgun and a sweet looking Drangonov Sniper Rifle. I almost bought one of those a couple of years ago, but I already have an M1 Garand, AR-15 and 3 hand guns, I think that enough for me.. I think.

Nice. smile I don't have an M1, but I do have an M1A. Also, I have an AR-10, as opposed to an AR-15, but it's the same operating system. I'll bet you enjoy your Garand!

You almost got a real Dragunov (SVD)? That would've been fun! I have a real SKS-45 (Tula, 1953), but my AK-47 is a modern Bulgarian clone (SLR-95). I wouldn't mind having a Dragunov, but only if I could get a real one. It's difficult to justify multiple thousands of dollars on a Russian firearm, though.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 09:55 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Beside the knife and handgun that go on her hip she has a nice pump action Shotgun and a sweet looking Drangonov Sniper Rifle. I almost bought one of those a couple of years ago, but I already have an M1 Garand, AR-15 and 3 hand guns, I think that enough for me.. I think.

Nice. smile I don't have an M1, but I do have an M1A. Also, I have an AR-10, as opposed to an AR-15, but it's the same operating system. I'll bet you enjoy your Garand!

You almost got a real Dragunov (SVD)? That would've been fun! I have a real SKS-45 (Tula, 1953), but my AK-47 is a modern Bulgarian clone (SLR-95). I wouldn't mind having a Dragunov, but only if I could get a real one. It's difficult to justify multiple thousands of dollars on a Russian firearm, though.


YES, I always get looks when I shoot the Garand.
When I rapid fire the 8 round clip it sounds like a BAR ( Browning Automatic Rifle ) for those of do not know. AND I get a lot of looks when I do that, the other shooters love it.

I also have a "SLIDE FIRE STOCK" for the AR.. Its like firing FULL AUTO. Its a blast to shoot.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 10:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
The Bioshock series is called/marketed as Resident Evil in North America. In the game, her name is pronounced "Shay'-va."


Bioshock? Don't you guys mean Biohazard?

Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 10:39 AM

Staying on topic: Yeah, that Sheva figure is cute. In the RE5 game, you can collect video versions of several figures, by doing ceratin things in the game and cashing in points.

Getting back off topic: I had a chance to buy a Garand at a local shop several years ago, but at the time, I couldn't find any synthetic stocks for it, and I don't like wood. I know that the wooden stock is part of the character of such a historically relevant firearm, but I put synthetic stocks/grips on everything. Even my Winchester 94 has a black composite stock. lol But, now that I have the M1A, it's close enough. Plus, I don't have anything else that's chambered for .30-06. But, I still have a lot of respect for the M1.
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 10:43 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Bioshock? Don't you guys mean Biohazard?

Yes, thanks for catching that. I went right along and copied the typo. lol Typing too fast...
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 10:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Beside the knife and handgun that go on her hip she has a nice pump action Shotgun and a sweet looking Drangonov Sniper Rifle. I almost bought one of those a couple of years ago, but I already have an M1 Garand, AR-15 and 3 hand guns, I think that enough for me.. I think.

Nice. smile I don't have an M1, but I do have an M1A. Also, I have an AR-10, as opposed to an AR-15, but it's the same operating system. I'll bet you enjoy your Garand!

You almost got a real Dragunov (SVD)? That would've been fun! I have a real SKS-45 (Tula, 1953), but my AK-47 is a modern Bulgarian clone (SLR-95). I wouldn't mind having a Dragunov, but only if I could get a real one. It's difficult to justify multiple thousands of dollars on a Russian firearm, though.


I meant to say all this on the last post .

M1A sweet I wish I had your mounting options because even though Im right on and can still knockem dead at 100 yards, The rear sight is getting blurry.

I picked up a Fulton Armory Super Scout mount, ( with picatinny Rails ) it mounts in front of the breech replacing the wood piece, Im using a NcStar 2.75x22mm Scout Scope.

It is so sweet it works great, It lines right up even with a Snap Aim.
Im not one who ever liked to use Scopes but I like Scout Scopes now.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 10:48 AM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: Stefanie
The Bioshock series is called/marketed as Resident Evil in North America. In the game, her name is pronounced "Shay'-va."


Bioshock? Don't you guys mean Biohazard?



WHY YES, YES I DO... grin ..."Biohazard"... THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 10:54 AM

Great stuff but it's gotten pretty far off topic at this point. This seems like perfect material for a new thread as it's been a perennially favorite topic here for years.

As far as figures go, I do have a spicy little 1/8th scale Dragunov on its way:

Dragunov Figure

Oh, the girl next to it is quite nice too. ;D
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 11:04 AM

Still off topic...

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
M1A sweet I wish I had your mounting options because even though Im right on and can still knockem dead at 100 yards, The rear sight is getting blurry.

Don't I know it! I've always been nearsighted, but once I enetered my 40s, my eyes got much worse, affecting reading and shooting. Now I need contact AND reading glasses.

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
I picked up a Fulton Armory Super Scout mount, ( with picatinny Rails ) it mounts in front of the breech replacing the wood piece, Im using a NcStar 2.75x22mm Scout Scope.

Nice. I've seen those online, but I don't know anyone who has one. My M1A and AR-10 are "plain Jane" models, but I'm seriously considering getting and FN SCAR-H (Mk. 17) one of these days. It's a bit pricey, but you can mount just about anything without modifications. My current "Barbie Doll" gun is a Beretta Cx4 (.45 ACP), with the bipod, foregrip, red dot laser, etc. It's a lot of fun, but I'd rather have something in 7.62 NATO in my hands if the SHTF. wink
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 11:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Great stuff but it's gotten pretty far off topic at this point.

Agreed. We got carried away. lol
Posted by: Stefanie

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 11:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
As far as figures go, I do have a spicy little 1/8th scale Dragunov on its way...

Is that figure from an actual series, or just a generic character?
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Great stuff but it's gotten pretty far off topic at this point. This seems like perfect material for a new thread as it's been a perennially favorite topic here for years.

As far as figures go, I do have a spicy little 1/8th scale Dragunov on its way:

Dragunov Figure

Oh, the girl next to it is quite nice too. ;D


I LOVE IT!!! grin THAT IS SWEET!!! cool
Posted by: baldylox

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 12:18 PM

I'm late to this but Tsunami3K, I have to say I loved the Ryomou figure shoot. Great colors and cool design. I love me some Ryomou! XD

And the Dragunov Girl is so very nice. I'd love to have one of those!


Billy
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
As far as figures go, I do have a spicy little 1/8th scale Dragunov on its way...

Is that figure from an actual series, or just a generic character?


It's from Muv-Luv which is from a visual novel/eroge series.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 08/26/11 02:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
Originally Posted By: Stefanie
Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
As far as figures go, I do have a spicy little 1/8th scale Dragunov on its way...

Is that figure from an actual series, or just a generic character?


It's from Muv-Luv which is from a visual novel/eroge series.


I just goggled: Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse - Cryska AND the first thing on the list is YOUR SITE
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 12/08/11 09:52 PM

My first and probably only figure. Sorry for the dark picture. I was in a hurry and I thought the flash would be good enough.

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1372/yukifigure.jpg

I won this in a recent contest over at Fandom Post. smile
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Figures - 12/08/11 10:32 PM

Nice!
Never really got into figures, but I do have some cool looking toys.
Posted by: Tsunami3k

Re: Figures - 12/08/11 10:47 PM

That's excellent. If you're only going to go with one figure, Yuki's a great choice.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/09/11 03:54 PM

That is one cute figure!
Lucky you! smile
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 12/10/11 10:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Tsunami3k
That's excellent. If you're only going to go with one figure, Yuki's a great choice.


I agree that Yuki is a nice catch. And not only that but Bunny Yuki to boot!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/12/12 11:04 AM

Just purchased a new really nice camera. Hoping to take good photos of some figures soon.
Taking off Monday to the Philippines and will be gone two weeks. Going to hit the Bandai shop in one of the malls there. Hope to find some awesome figures to post when I get back.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 05/12/12 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Hobby Ninja
Just purchased a new really nice camera. Hoping to take good photos of some figures soon.
Taking off Monday to the Philippines and will be gone two weeks. Going to hit the Bandai shop in one of the malls there. Hope to find some awesome figures to post when I get back.

Sounds good... Looking forward to it grin
I recently signed up with Photobucket, and I hope to have pictures of my Anime Shelves & my Anime Figures.
As soon as I get around to getting the film developed.
Id love to show you guys what some of my Anime world consist of.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/22/12 07:00 PM

Okay, I took some pictures of my nendoroid collection.
I love these little gals to pices, (they're so cute! laugh )
Thought I 'd share them here.
Sorry about the quality, Both me and the camera are not the best at this. smirk

The whole She-bang

The peteit Madoka nendoroids Mami Is there, she's hiding behind Madoka and Sayaka.

Madoka & Mami (and Konata too! smirk )

Shelf 2 pic 1

shelf 2 pic2

shelf 2 pic3

shelf 2 pic4

shelf 2 pic5

shelf 3

And though they have nothing to do with... I just can't help myself...
KITTIES!! (yes both are mine... the fluffy one is Smokey, the black one Onyx)

Hope you like them. smirk


Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 06/22/12 08:17 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Okay, I took some pictures of my nendoroid collection.
I love these little gals to pices, (they're so cute! laugh )
Thought I 'd share them here.
Sorry about the quality, Both me and the camera are not the best at this. smirk

The whole She-bang

The peteit Madoka nendoroids Mami Is there, she's hiding behind Madoka and Sayaka.

Madoka & Mami (and Konata too! smirk )

Shelf 2 pic 1

shelf 2 pic2

shelf 2 pic3

shelf 2 pic4

shelf 2 pic5

shelf 3

And though they have nothing to do with... I just can't help myself...
KITTIES!! (yes both are mine... the fluffy one is Smokey, the black one Onyx)

Hope you like them. smirk

Very cute... grin

Im not into collecting nendoroids, but I do think they are cute.

When I get the film developed Ill show you guys whats in my Computer/Anime/ grandkids toy room.
Plus my two big exposed view ( interior / cross-section ) Posters of NCC-1701 & NCC- 1701D.
I have yet to see either Poster anywhere else.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 06/23/12 01:55 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
shelf 2 pic3I see Cattleya.

KITTIES!!That startled me.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/23/12 06:57 AM

You'd be right. That's Cattleya there.
Her nendo is probably the only figure of her's I'll own.
The others are cast-off...and for obivious reasons , I'm not comfortable with that.

As for the the kitties... did it really? smirk
I loves meh kittehz! wink
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 06/23/12 09:36 AM

The eyes... mwa ha ha!
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 06/28/12 12:41 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
You'd be right. That's Cattleya there.
Her nendo is probably the only figure of her's I'll own.
The others are cast-off...and for obivious reasons , I'm not comfortable with that.

As for the the kitties... did it really? smirk
I loves meh kittehz! wink

Nice collection. Like the kitties too. I have four of those at 1/1 scale. They are a job to handle like my 1/1 scale figure I have to share a house with. smile
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/28/12 03:36 PM

Thanks. smile
Wow, four cats is pretty tough.
I'm pretty sure that they along with all your other figures all fight for your attention.
(Especially that 1/1 scale figure. smirk )
Posted by: dark_producer

Re: Figures - 06/28/12 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Okay, I took some pictures of my nendoroid collection.
I love these little gals to pices, (they're so cute! laugh )
Thought I 'd share them here.
Sorry about the quality, Both me and the camera are not the best at this. smirk

The whole She-bang

The peteit Madoka nendoroids Mami Is there, she's hiding behind Madoka and Sayaka.

Madoka & Mami (and Konata too! smirk )

Shelf 2 pic 1

shelf 2 pic2

shelf 2 pic3

shelf 2 pic4

shelf 2 pic5

shelf 3

And though they have nothing to do with... I just can't help myself...
KITTIES!! (yes both are mine... the fluffy one is Smokey, the black one Onyx)

Hope you like them. smirk




nice collection J.E.S. ...and cute kitties!! grin
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/29/12 02:30 PM

Thanks.
Like I said... I's luvs meh Kiitehs. smirk
Posted by: LaughingMan

Re: Figures - 07/21/12 02:26 AM

Hopefully I can get the links working right.. havn't posted photo links in years.

This is my haul from my trip to Japan in May. A few of them were gifts and/or requested by friends who were going to pay me back. They're out of the boxes, yes, but the boxes are still in perfect condition and stored, with the figures tucked inside pretty glass display cases... which, surprisingly, I can't find a photo of. So here's the quick pictures I took after spending some 4-5 hours carefully opening each box.

Just a fair warning; some are less kid-friendly. While I've only taken photos of the figures with all clothing on, some are still pretty skimpy.

For a massive photo of all on my dresser;
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy128/bc05zc/IMG_2033.jpg
Link to the album with all photos.
http://s784.photobucket.com/albums/yy128/bc05zc/

Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 07/21/12 08:32 AM

That's a nice collection you have there. smile
When did you get that figure of Ami (from Sailor Moon)?
Also, you have a kuroneko, nice smile.
I have her nendoroid...but I'm thinking of picking up a scale figure of her. (maybe...)
Posted by: LaughingMan

Re: Figures - 07/22/12 01:16 AM

I got/found/bough all of them in May, this year. I kid you not when I say I spent 3 weeks browsing every single anime-related store and taking notes on who has what.
Ami is probably my favourite find... found one store that had a massive collection of pre-owned figures. They actually had the entire 5-scout set (and the only store that did!), but Ami was always #1 to me and the only one I was looking for, so I gobbled her up on the spot.

Oh wow did I learn a lot about the anime figure market during those 3 weeks though. Really crazy, how badly and often the prices fluctuate.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 07/22/12 07:51 AM

I know that.
I was really lucky to get 1/8 scale Mami just in the nick of time.
I was already too late in pre-ordering her, but I was able to snag one when she came out for a decent price.
Were you able to get them at good prices?
Any that you had to pay more for? (as in higher than MSRP)

The lesson learned; if you want too start getting serious about collecting any type of figure line:
1) Pre-order, pre-order, pre-order
2) Failure to do step one means; be prepared to a whole lotta searching and hunting and or spend some crazy cash. crazy
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 07/26/12 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By: LaughingMan
Hopefully I can get the links working right.. havn't posted photo links in years.

This is my haul from my trip to Japan in May. A few of them were gifts and/or requested by friends who were going to pay me back. They're out of the boxes, yes, but the boxes are still in perfect condition and stored, with the figures tucked inside pretty glass display cases... which, surprisingly, I can't find a photo of. So here's the quick pictures I took after spending some 4-5 hours carefully opening each box.

Just a fair warning; some are less kid-friendly. While I've only taken photos of the figures with all clothing on, some are still pretty skimpy.

For a massive photo of all on my dresser;
http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy128/bc05zc/IMG_2033.jpg
Link to the album with all photos.
http://s784.photobucket.com/albums/yy128/bc05zc/


Nice collection. Sounds like you had a great time on the "foreign exchange figure study program". smile
That is on my list next time I am out of the country. I plan on finding every toy, anime, hobby shop I can find.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/24/12 08:03 PM

So I got a whole bunch of new figures so guess what time it is?... smirk
That's right it's terrible picture time with J.E.S.! shocked tired cry <-- (I know what you're thinking smirk )
Yeeeaahhh... I know thery're pretty bad... My excuse is I have a bad camera... but then why does this: Is it a puffball?
AND this: no! It's a kitty! smirk
look pretty decent? If anyone can give me some phot tips... Well thank you in advance. smile

Anyways... on to the figures!

First off, these aren't new But I thought they looked so cool in this pose that i wanted to show it off: Bad Ass Mami & Madoka

Okay then here's a few group shots of my latest additions.
group shot 1
From this you can see four new faces; Sayaka, Miu, Nero and Glauca.

Group shot 2
Three more girls; Erika gives you a wink as she sipps tea, Ai and what...another Cattleya?
Cattleya VS Cattleya!
Yup, it's her player2 variant.

Group shot 3
The final new girl here happens to be Inori Yuzuriha from guilty crown. (The one with the pink hair.)

IdolM@ster and 1/8 scale Madoka
In this pic here the girls from Idolm@ster (in petit nendoroid form) as well as 1/8 scale Madoka! ( OMG the pic does not do her justice. She's so pretty in reality! The petit nendoroids are also friggin cute!) What was that? who's that on the far left?
why that's: Sou Sou aka Karin from Koihime Musou. All I can say... TWIN DRILLS FTW!!! laugh

Here you can Bandi's real age line of Madoka: these are the variants
You can't see it very well but they have semi transparent hair. If you want to see the difference. (if you can)

A pic of Fate and Nanoha renacting the final scene of the 1st movie/series
They are too cute.

A pic of parfait
She's such a cool figure... best thing... I got her for ten bucks... and NO, she's not a knock off... She just wasn't a big seller I guess.
And behind Parfait too the left... is that...
Miku, Rin & Luka!?
Yup! It's them celebrating that Good Smile's Car won a pretty big championship this year.

Sooo that's it for now.
I plan on getting a few more during september, when I do I'll be back to post more pics!
grin
Hopefully they'll look better next time. smirk

Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 08/25/12 11:12 AM

I plain on making my first figure purchase with the Nendoroid Mirai Suenaga to go along with my Moekana cards of her.

Mirai
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/25/12 11:18 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
I plain on making my first figure purchase with the Nendoroid Mirai Suenaga to go along with my Moekana cards of her.

Mirai


She's really cute! laugh
Right now I'm debating weather I want to get her.
One word of advice... Nendoroids are like chips... you can't have just one. smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 08/25/12 05:54 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
So I got a whole bunch of new figures so guess what time it is?... smirk
That's right it's terrible picture time with J.E.S.! shocked tired cry <-- (I know what you're thinking smirk )
Yeeeaahhh... I know thery're pretty bad... My excuse is I have a bad camera... but then why does this: Is it a puffball?
AND this: no! It's a kitty! smirk
look pretty decent? If anyone can give me some phot tips... Well thank you in advance. smile

Anyways... on to the figures!

First off, these aren't new But I thought they looked so cool in this pose that i wanted to show it off: Bad Ass Mami & Madoka

Okay then here's a few group shots of my latest additions.
group shot 1
From this you can see four new faces; Sayaka, Miu, Nero and Glauca.

Group shot 2
Three more girls; Erika gives you a wink as she sipps tea, Ai and what...another Cattleya?
Cattleya VS Cattleya!
Yup, it's her player2 variant.

Group shot 3
The final new girl here happens to be Inori Yuzuriha from guilty crown. (The one with the pink hair.)

IdolM@ster and 1/8 scale Madoka
In this pic here the girls from Idolm@ster (in petit nendoroid form) as well as 1/8 scale Madoka! ( OMG the pic does not do her justice. She's so pretty in reality! The petit nendoroids are also friggin cute!) What was that? who's that on the far left?
why that's: Sou Sou aka Karin from Koihime Musou. All I can say... TWIN DRILLS FTW!!! laugh

Here you can Bandi's real age line of Madoka: these are the variants
You can't see it very well but they have semi transparent hair. If you want to see the difference. (if you can)

A pic of Fate and Nanoha renacting the final scene of the 1st movie/series
They are too cute.

A pic of parfait
She's such a cool figure... best thing... I got her for ten bucks... and NO, she's not a knock off... She just wasn't a big seller I guess.
And behind Parfait too the left... is that...
Miku, Rin & Luka!?
Yup! It's them celebrating that Good Smile's Car won a pretty big championship this year.

Sooo that's it for now.
I plan on getting a few more during september, when I do I'll be back to post more pics!
grin
Hopefully they'll look better next time. smirk

You are a certifiable chibi-nendo-maniac!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/25/12 09:30 PM

I go where the "cute" takes me. smirk
That's why I love all this "cute" anime that's been flooding the market lately.
Also, nendoroids are actually quite afordable.
One nendoroid goes for about 35 to 50 give or take.
That's certainly easier on the wallet than a 75-150 dollar 1/8 scale.
But still; it all goes back to the cute. smile
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 08/26/12 02:47 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Group shot 2
Three more girls; Erika gives you a wink as she sipps tea, Ai and what...another Cattleya?
You ain't kiddin'. That's some uber kawaii tea sippin'.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 08/28/12 06:07 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
I go where the "cute" takes me. smirk
That's why I love all this "cute" anime that's been flooding the market lately.
Also, nendoroids are actually quite afordable.
One nendoroid goes for about 35 to 50 give or take.
That's certainly easier on the wallet than a 75-150 dollar 1/8 scale.
But still; it all goes back to the cute. smile

Nice additions to your collection and thanks for sharing. You are right. Some of your figures are adorable.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/28/12 07:10 PM

Thank you. smile
I want to get a better camera so the pic's don't turn out so crappy.
(Maybe when refund time comes rolling around.)
Posted by: dark_producer

Re: Figures - 08/29/12 03:04 PM

cute figures J.E.S.!!!!!!!!!! try getting more light in the room when you take your pics, you then wont need to rely heavily on using flash and it should help with getting better focus as well. that should help get better pictures in the mean time till you get a better camera smile .
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/29/12 07:07 PM

Originally Posted By: dark_producer
cute figures J.E.S.!!!!!!!!!! try getting more light in the room when you take your pics, you then wont need to rely heavily on using flash and it should help with getting better focus as well. that should help get better pictures in the mean time till you get a better camera smile .


Thank You!
I'll try that next time.
(imma hope for de best smile )
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Figures - 08/30/12 01:42 AM

Anybody have these kinds of figures?
They are kinda similar to those Neandroid things, but were sold in the USA.
Usually at KB Toys. I have some & they are at least 12 years old.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc177/lavenderhorizonn/IMG_6246-1.jpg

Yep Tenchi & Company.
Never found the Ryoko, Mihoshi or Nagi (that female bounty hunter) figures though. I have Tenchi (sword broke), Kagato, Sasami, Washu, Ayaka, & Ryo-Ohki.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/30/12 03:27 PM

Okay Eric...
Imma hafta hunt you down for those cardcaptor Sakura figures...
Iitzz Oooonnn!
(just kidding smirk )
Still... I really want them. wink
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Figures - 08/30/12 04:39 PM

That picture is not mine, I just borrowed it from somewhere.
Just trying to show the Tenchi figures.

Here is an earlier photo of the figures I do own (moved them around).

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j20/EricDent7/HPIM0671.jpg

Some other "toys" I own on a different shelf (which has stayed the same, with exception of moving DVDs around). Yes the Veritechs are fully transformable without taking anything apart (except the windshield & gun).

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j20/EricDent7/HPIM0676.jpg
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 08/30/12 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
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Those are original run Valkyries and a Spartan Battloid in excellent condition! shocked They're probably worth a mint!
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Figures - 08/30/12 05:03 PM

Nope those are re-releases from about 2004 or so.
The Spartan is actually from the ExoSquad/BattleTech toyline (late '90s), which was a re-issue of the older '80s toyline.
It has a listing of about $10 on Ebay...of course unopened it's about $45.

I did see the fully transformable SDF-1 one time at a rather interesting book store when I lived in Georgia, of course since I was a lot younger then, I was really poor (I think it cost about $300).

The Veritechs were about $75 IIRC. The one with armor was from a comic convention in Seattle (also spotted a couple of Skyfire/Jetfires but they were asking too much (like $200)) again I was pretty poor...

I got the first one (no armor) at Kicks Hobby Japan in Seattle (which has now closed down).
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/30/12 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: EricDent
That picture is not mine, I just borrowed it from somewhere.
Just trying to show the Tenchi figures.

Here is an earlier photo of the figures I do own (moved them around).

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j20/EricDent7/HPIM0671.jpg

Some other "toys" I own on a different shelf (which has stayed the same, with exception of moving DVDs around). Yes the Veritechs are fully transformable without taking anything apart (except the windshield & gun).

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j20/EricDent7/HPIM0676.jpg


Ahh I see.
I like your negima figures.
Did you get them with the the Limited editions of Negima?
Also, nice Ryoko!
Alright...
Imma still hafta ta hunt you down...
(still just kidding wink )
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 08/30/12 05:23 PM

Sorry, nostalgia kicked in and I got a little excited. I had an original run Alpha Fighter (red) back in the day. It was an import, fully transformable, working metal landing gears with shocks, weapon; the whole shebang. I also had import die cast battloids: Spartan, Raider X, and Guardian? (the green one with two hands and no weapons). The other two imports of note that I had that were and weren't Robotech (long story) were: Dougram and Soltic. They came in leather like cases, much like a gun case. You could strip them down and neatly place their individual parts in their respective spots in the soft foam. Now I'm too old for toys! cry cry cry
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/30/12 05:28 PM

What chu talkin' bout Kiku!?
You're never too old for toys!
(At least that's what I HAVE to tell myself devil wink )
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 08/30/12 05:36 PM

Right on J.E.S., you got me. I'm not too old for toys... I'm too poor for toys. If I started collecting figures, I'd be destitute in no time. No more ramen for kiku. You gotta pick your vices, and right now; my pocketbook is only big enough for anime.
Posted by: EricDent

Re: Figures - 08/30/12 08:47 PM

I think I found a Dougram like figure once.
Though I sold it when we moved.

I agree that you are never too old for toys.

As for the Negima ones, I got those at that Kicks place & Sakuracon.
They are called figumates and are sold in blind boxes.
So you don't know who you will get until you open them.

I have at least 3 of Anya & Negi's cousin.
I took most of the figures down since I moved them to the new shelf.
Now all there is Asuna, Nodoka, the really small animals (includes the frog, cat, & Camo from Negima!?), Ryoko (it's the McFarlane figure), and a stuffed turtle from Hawaii that looks a lot like Tama from Love Hina.

On my Godzilla shelf I have stuffed Hedorah (Smog Monster) whom is really fuzzy, a large Battra (Larva), Godzilla, Mothra, & King Ghidorah (the last 3 are from Ty and are from the GMK movie) (GMK=Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah All-Out Giant Monsters Attack one of the best Godzilla movies IMO).

I have a bunch of other stuff, but it's in storage boxes.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 09/05/12 04:29 AM

Originally Posted By: EricDent

As for the Negima ones, I got those at that Kicks place & Sakuracon.
They are called figumates and are sold in blind boxes.
So you don't know who you will get until you open them.

I have at least 3 of Anya & Negi's cousin.

Originally most trading figures are sold in boxes of blind boxes that almost always contain at least 1 full set, so buying a full box from HLJ, Amiami etc. is often a better solution than buying individual blind boxes and overspend hunting for/missing out on that one figure in the set you wanted the most... wink
(full normal set + 1 "secret" + 1-3 doubles seems common for these boxes)


w.r.t. Macross/Robotech figures, I'll just leave this here... wink
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display2.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display3.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-boxed1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-boxed2.jpg
(some of it is listed on the "merchandise" page linked in my sig, some of it not yet...)
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 09/05/12 08:15 AM

You have a Fate figma...still boxed!
OH nellly Imma have hafta... (looks over to where you're located)
Curses! If you didn't live across the ocean... smirk
All joking aside that's a very impressive collection.
( I still want that fate though... wink )
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 10/19/12 10:24 PM

Kay, Sorry to bother y'all again (not really devil ) But just got in a whole slew of new figures! laugh ( SQUUUUEEEEEE!!!!)

I have a slightly better camera ("borrowed" mah ma's wink )
So now I just need to learn how to take better pics. :P
Anywho here they are as follows:

She's not new but;
This pic of Sou Sou is better than the last one of her.

Alis and Chou Chou from Mugen Souls (and one of Chou Chou's grunts as well)
I got these with the LimEd release of Mugen Souls. I won't lie... I kinda got the game for them XD.

Next is the Ichiban Kuji release of Madoka.
I put the Good Smile version next to her for comparison.
The IK version on the left, Good Smile on the Right
She's not a bad figure... but Good Smile's is WAY nicer. Still... she's okay.

My petit Nendoroid set of Croisee!
SO MUCH CUTENESS!

From Phantasty Star Online the RaCaseal! (Ranger/Android/Female)
Awesomeness know no bounds.
Seriously though... I kinda wanted to stay away from the figme family cause of how fragile they look... but she's swayed me on the matter.

Another Nanoha set:
Her and Fate just being too cute at the beach.
I just want to eat them up they're so cute!

I never cared for her as Homura but...
Homu Homu is just to MOE! (warning this pic is kinda spoiler-ish)

Ever since she was open for pre-order:
I've been waiting for Kyoko for like forever!
This picture DOES her NO JUSTICE! cry
Kyoko is hands down my favorite character in Madoka. (I think Mami is the cutest though)

Here;
Luka, Len and Kaito extend thier hands to you.
I'm fond of Len's expression as it looks like (to Me) he's screaming: "GIVE ME A HUG!"

A group shot of Nano, Ayase, Gackpo and Annelotte.
Hmm I need to get a better shot of Annelotte (...later)

Looks like Len wants to Glomp someone smirk
And said someone seems ready to respond... smirk

LINKIN PARK!
Yes... I'm aware of the surealness of this...and I love it! laugh

And what's this?
Yeap, I got a new Kitty! Her name is Heather!
Even my oldest cat Smokey likes her.
He never cares much for other cats.

And for Kiku...
This one's for you man.

I mean that with nothing but love. wink

Sorry for the super long post.
I just get really excited when it comes to things like this.
Sorries! blush
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/20/12 12:43 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Kay, Sorry to bother y'all again (not really devil ) But just got in a whole slew of new figures! laugh ( SQUUUUEEEEEE!!!!)

I have a slightly better camera ("borrowed" mah ma's wink )
So now I just need to learn how to take better pics. :P
Anywho here they are as follows:

She's not new but;
This pic of Sou Sou is better than the last one of her.

Alis and Chou Chou from Mugen Souls (and one of Chou Chou's grunts as well)
I got these with the LimEd release of Mugen Souls. I won't lie... I kinda got the game for them XD.

Next is the Ichiban Kuji release of Madoka.
I put the Good Smile version next to her for comparison.
The IK version on the left, Good Smile on the Right
She's not a bad figure... but Good Smile's is WAY nicer. Still... she's okay.

My petit Nendoroid set of Croisee!
SO MUCH CUTENESS! OMG ka-wa-ii!

From Phantasty Star Online the RaCaseal! (Ranger/Android/Female)
Awesomeness know no bounds.
Seriously though... I kinda wanted to stay away from the figme family cause of how fragile they look... but she's swayed me on the matter. I loved Phantasy Star II & III. I never tried the later iterations though. I originally played on the Genesis, but now I've got I, II, & III on a Gameboy Advance cartridge. It's a pretty hard to find little bugger too.

Another Nanoha set:
Her and Fate just being too cute at the beach.
I just want to eat them up they're so cute!

I never cared for her as Homura but...
Homu Homu is just to MOE! (warning this pic is kinda spoiler-ish)

Ever since she was open for pre-order:
I've been waiting for Kyoko for like forever!
This picture DOES her NO JUSTICE! cry
Kyoko is hands down my favorite character in Madoka. (I think Mami is the cutest though) That is one helluva spear!

Here;
Luka, Len and Kaito extend thier hands to you.
I'm fond of Len's expression as it looks like (to Me) he's screaming: "GIVE ME A HUG!"

A group shot of Nano, Ayase, Gackpo and Annelotte.
Hmm I need to get a better shot of Annelotte (...later)

Looks like Len wants to Glomp someone smirk
And said someone seems ready to respond... smirk

LINKIN PARK!
Yes... I'm aware of the surealness of this...and I love it! laugh

And what's this?
Yeap, I got a new Kitty! Her name is Heather!
Even my oldest cat Smokey likes her.
He never cares much for other cats. It just goes to show the awesome power of kittens. Even crotchety elder cats are helpless against their wiles.

And for Kiku...
This one's for you man. You're the best J.E.S., although from the looks of things; Madoka-chan is just about as excited as I am.

I mean that with nothing but love. wink

Sorry for the super long post.
I just get really excited when it comes to things like this.
Sorries! blush
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 10/20/12 09:30 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
And for Kiku...
This one's for you man. You're the best J.E.S., although from the looks of things; Madoka-chan is just about as excited as I am.


That was unintentional. blush
But now that you pointed it out it's friggin hilarious. laugh
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/04/12 03:13 PM

A light month for me figure wise, but I also Have a few new(better looking) pics of some of my older figures as well.

First the new:

Saber Lilly
She's so elegant and pretty! How could I not pick her up!
I love her pony tail the most, the way it's tied with that bow... :D(squee!)

Here:

An entire group shot of the IdolM@ster girls!

Some close ups (the best I could take for now)

Haruka & Miki

Hibiki, Yukiho, and Iori

And here: Twins Mami & Ami

Here are some better shots of some of the other nendo's I have. smile

Homu Homu & Kaito

Alis & Chou Chou

Linkin Park

Luka and Len having a jam session. Nano approves. wink

Anolette! (frontal)

And...

A side angle view as well.

I think I've gotten a teeny tiny bit better. I just need to steady my hands a bit more.
Can't wait til the end of this month...
I'll be getting a few more in.
December...
...
...
...
Let's not talk about that eek smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/07/12 04:32 PM

Um uguu.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/07/12 04:35 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku


Yeah...
She's part of my december order already. smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/07/12 04:41 PM

I'm having a real hard time fighting the urge to order the Mirai nendo. It looks to be of the highest quality, plus I can have, just, one, nendo; right? No! Pinky out! PINKY OUT!
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/07/12 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I'm having a real hard time fighting the urge to order the Mirai nendo. It looks to be of the highest quality!


Good luck with that. I see Good Smile is coming out with a Asuna one as well.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/07/12 04:52 PM

Yeah... good luck with that.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/07/12 04:55 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Yeah... good luck with that.


Indeed
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/07/12 06:38 PM

I'm lucky in that I don't really want her per se but Kirito.
But it just wouldn't be right to get just him and NOT Asuna,,,
Luckily she's comeing out in march and my order slate for that month is full to bust.
Sooo unless Right Stuf put her up for pre-order... I won't be getting her.
Won't be getting Kirito either but... my wallet is thanking me.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/12/12 11:05 PM

A few questions:

What is the difference between a nendoroid and a petanko?

What does Figma mean?

How do I know if a figure is painted or unpainted at RightStuf?

How can I tell if I'm slowly becoming addicted to anything chibi?
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Figures - 11/12/12 11:12 PM

Figma is a line of posable figurines produced by Good Smile Corporation. Some people use the term as though it were generic for any posable figure modeled after an anime character.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/12/12 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
A few questions:

What is the difference between a nendoroid and a petanko?Nendoroid is the chibi like figures. I've never seen petanko used for a figure. I've seen that mainly use toward any anime girl with a small chest. I guess you could call a nendoroid that since they will have a flat chest

What does Figma mean?A figure with "moving" parts. Mainly means you can pose them.

How do I know if a figure is painted or unpainted at RightStuf?I've found this is easier done through other sites that are big into figures

How can I tell if I'm slowly becoming addicted to anything chibi?If you have to ask, I think you might already be there
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/12/12 11:24 PM

So if I'm interested in a figure... say, a particular nendoroid; and I don't want to buy an unpainted one. Would you suggest that I contact RightStuf to ask if said figure comes painted?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/12/12 11:27 PM

You could maybe try that. If they don't know like for a preorder item. I would suggest using your favorite search engine and checking other sites/blog that cover figures to see what they have about it. As they will more then likely have that noted.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 12:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: kiku
A few questions:

What is the difference between a nendoroid and a petanko?Nendoroid is the chibi like figures. I've never seen petanko used for a figure. I've seen that mainly use toward any anime girl with a small chest. I guess you could call a nendoroid that since they will have a flat chest

What does Figma mean?A figure with "moving" parts. Mainly means you can pose them.

How do I know if a figure is painted or unpainted at RightStuf?I've found this is easier done through other sites that are big into figures

How can I tell if I'm slowly becoming addicted to anything chibi?If you have to ask, I think you might already be there
I've found that any figure I come across online that is labeled petanko, is a chibi figure that is sitting with legs outstretched; and hands flat, palm down on the ground in front of them. Figure collecting is a deep rabbit hole indeed.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 01:39 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Figure collecting is a deep rabbit hole indeed.


That's why I always say take the blue pill. Forget seeing how far down the rabbit hole goes.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 03:03 AM

I don't know if even the blue pill could wipe this from my memory.
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:42 AM

It IS possible to have only one figurine. The only one I have is the Hatsune Miku "Cheerful Japan" Figma from Good Smile Company. So, you can get the Suenaga Mirai Nendoroid, and not feel like you have to buy every other nendoroid in existence.

(But that Millihiore Firianno Biscotti Nendo sitting on her Cellkull sure is cute... devil)
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 11:25 AM

Um... uguu:

Millihoire Firianno petanko.

Leonmitchell Gallette des Rois atop her... well, I don't know what it is; but it's kick a??!

Ricotta Elmar nyan.

I'm spiralling.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 11:49 AM

Is there no end to the madness?

Ikaros

I don't need it, I don't need it. Pinky out, PINKY OUT!
Posted by: dark_producer

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 12:12 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Is there no end to the madness?

Ikaros

I don't need it, I don't need it. Pinky out, PINKY OUT!
luckily im not buying figures right now or id order that in a heartbeat....but its so hard to resist....must....resist....
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 12:17 PM

If it helps, I'm there for you man. We can be strong together. Remember, pinky out. If it makes you feel any better, I don't hink that particular figure is available anymore; but that doesn't stop her from being super duper kawaii uguu uber unyuu desu nyo... sorry, but melon Ikaros just kills me. I don't need it!
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 12:31 PM

Petite Nendoroid... how far down does this hole go? There's no end to the kawaii!
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 12:36 PM

Are nendoroids sturdy enough to handle mild use? Say... people coming over to your house and saying: "Oh waht's this? Cool." and picking it up and playing with it. Or are they something you protect behind glass? Furthermore, does repeated changing of accessories wear out/loosen the fittings?
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
A few questions:

What is the difference between a nendoroid and a petanko?
Nendoroids are made by Good Smile, They are chibi versions of their scaled counter parts. Pentako are made by Penguin Parade. They are seated chibi's because the word petanko can mean; Flat-chested/ seated girl.

What does Figma mean?Figma is what Max factory calls thier action figure line. Figma's are basically figures that can be posed.

How do I know if a figure is painted or unpainted at RightStuf?Don't worry, most will tell you flat out if the figure is painted or not.

How can I tell if I'm slowly becoming addicted to anything chibi?When you actually rather have the chibi over the scaled counter part... you just may have a problem. smirk

Are nendoroids sturdy enough to handle mild use? Say... people coming over to your house and saying: "Oh waht's this? Cool." and picking it up and playing with it. Or are they something you protect behind glass? Furthermore, does repeated changing of accessories wear out/loosen the fittings?


Finally this one.

1. Yes and no.
Yes, they're very sturdy little figures.
No, cause depending on what kind of base they have, they just might break the Nendo off of the base.
I wouldn't let people play with them as; answering the other question of yours, the joints do loosen with use. However, a little superglue applied around the lose joint does fix the problem.

Hope that was helpful for what it's worth.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 05:49 PM

Wow! You guys are really getting into the Super-Deformed figures. smile

I guess they have become more popular over the past few years.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 06:46 PM

They've gotten better in quality.
Also... how can you say no to this?

I'm such a sucker.
I got her pre-ordered.
When she comes she can hang out with her.
Yeah...I need help. blush
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 06:53 PM

I'm really glad that I'm not into figures. It saves me a lot of money. smile
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 06:58 PM

C'mon joelgundam,
join us.
Join us... and have hundreds of cold plastic faces smile at you.
Smiling... smile
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:03 PM

Now you're really starting to scare me.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:12 PM

I don't know anything 'bout Aquapazza, I think it's a video game; but Petite Maryan is calling to me.
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:16 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
They've gotten better in quality.
Also... how can you say no to this?

I'm such a sucker.
I got her pre-ordered.
When she comes she can hang out with her.
Yeah...I need help. blush

Both of those are really cute. I have a Vocoloid weakness. blush
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:17 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Nendoroids are made by Good Smile, They are chibi versions of their scaled counter parts.
From what I gather online, Good Smile appears to be synonymous with quality.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:25 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I don't know anything 'bout Aquapazza, I think it's a video game; but Petite Maryan is calling to me.

Now Valkyrie Sasara Kusugawa she's a Cutie
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:28 PM

You mean her?!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:30 PM

@Hobbyninja
See?
Their cuteness is all encompassing. smirk

@kiku
I'd say overall yes.
I can't say who's the best scaled figure maker,
I mean I have three of thiers and whoo! They are nice!
But when it comes to chibi figures, Good Smiles are very good; maybe even the the best. (Too me anyway.)
Bandai has one as well, but they don't have anything I'm really intrested in (until they start with the Sailor Moon figures).
And as for Valkyrie & Maryan...
I've got'em pre-ordered...
blush
Don't judge me! cry
(just kidding smirk )
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
C'mon joelgundam,
join us.
Join us... and have hundreds of cold plastic faces smile at you.
Smiling... smile

I'll pass! The only figures I have are the ones that came with my DVD/BD sets and the one I won in that contest.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:45 PM

Darn!
Your will is a strong one indeed.
Kasies, I'll leave you alone about that then. smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:49 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
C'mon joelgundam,
join us.
Join us... and have hundreds of cold plastic faces smile at you.
Smiling... smile

I'll pass! The only figures I have are the ones that came with my DVD/BD sets and the one I won in that contest.
But can you withstand the sheer power of Watermelon Ikaros?
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 07:54 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Darn!
Your will is a strong one indeed.

I just never cared much about figures.

I'm pretty picky when it comes to sculptures of any kind (wood, wire, metal, plaster, plastic, clay). I was really good at making them in high school and that means, I'm a stickler when it comes to the quality.
Posted by: joelgundam01

Re: Figures - 11/13/12 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: joelgundam01
I'll pass! The only figures I have are the ones that came with my DVD/BD sets and the one I won in that contest.
But can you withstand the sheer power of Watermelon Ikaros?

Yes! Yes, I can!

Personally, I've never been a fan of Chibi/SD characters. I'm fine with it for a quick joke (like certain scenes in Heaven's Lost Property), but I just don't care that much for that particular art style.
Posted by: stargates

Re: Figures - 11/15/12 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By: joelgundam01

I just never cared much about figures


I felt the same before i got my first one (Henrietta). After that i just started grabbing one when i could.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/16/12 12:38 AM

It's a good thing Henrietta's not available at RightStuf, I don't think I could stop myself.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/16/12 04:32 PM

devil
grin he he he he....

Before you ask...yes, I have her pre-ordered.
She's drinking tea!
How could I resist!

Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/17/12 02:20 AM

You devil you. Lemme rephrase that: "I really hope that Henrietta doesn't become availble at RightStuf." For the record, Gunslinger Girl has been my wallpaper and screensavers since I bought my computer.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 11/17/12 09:58 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
devil
grin he he he he....

Before you ask...yes, I have her pre-ordered.
She's drinking tea!
How could I resist!

I love that one !

Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/17/12 08:41 PM

I sometimes want to ask Right Stuf if they'll do more figures, cause I'd actually wait the two months to order from them over having to pay the high shipping costs of importing.

But hey... c'est la vie.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/17/12 08:49 PM

It would be nice to know if RightStuf would get the figure.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/18/12 12:27 PM

If a figure becomes available at RightStuf, say Henrietta, will it show up in the new/changed items section so that customers, say me, are alerted to it's newly available status? Not that it really matters... because I don't need figures.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/18/12 12:59 PM

Yea, everything new that goes up on the store shows up there. DVDs, Blu-ray, Manga and even figures.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 11/18/12 04:13 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
If a figure becomes available at RightStuf, say Henrietta, will it show up in the new/changed items section so that customers, say me, are alerted to it's newly available status? Not that it really matters... because I don't need figures.

If the poseable Henrietta figure ( with her FN P90 ) became
available through RightStuf, I dont think Id be able to resist it.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/18/12 11:29 PM

It's a good thing it's not. I barely avoided buying the Queen's Blade Ymir revoltech when it was available and I'm still battling the urge to buy Mirai. Henrietta would just be too much. I don't need it... I don't need it.
Click to reveal..
Pinky out! Pinky out!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 06:58 AM

OMG!
Noooooo!
Good Smile is having a lottery and I can't partcipate! cry
That means...
No grafig for me
or
Petite Appends

But worst of all...
NO SANTA MIKU!!! cry

If I want any of these...
Imma have to pay with an organ or two...
But... this is Thanksgiving! So I'll end it with a positive!
At least I can get,
Her grin

Seriously!
When I saw her in Mika-tans preview I was like: "oh yeah, she's okay but eh."
And then she showed a picture of her seated and...
shocked cry laugh MUST OWN!
Ah Good Smile... They're just as good as taking my money as the dark lord. smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 09:59 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
If I want any of these...
Imma have to pay with an organ or two...
But... this is Thanksgiving! So I'll end it with a positive!
At least I can get,
Her grin

Seriously!
When I saw her in Mika-tans preview I was like: "oh yeah, she's okay but eh."
And then she showed a picture of her seated and...
shocked cry laugh MUST OWN!
Ah Good Smile... They're just as good as taking my money as the dark lord. smirk
Black Rock Shooter is such an enigma. kiku sure would like to see a home video release. I'd like to know more. It's more of an icon than a series per se, kinda like Mirai. BTW... how do you pay for items in yen?
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 10:06 PM

Ther can be only two!
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 10:07 PM

You just pay normally with your credit card, it will do the converting for you. That are use an import site that will have the price listed in USD.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 10:15 PM

I'm kinda ignorant, but that sounds kinda scary. How do you know the covnersion rate if it's not listed? Not to mention it's kinda scary using your personal information overseas. I'm probably a little paranoid, but hey; that's me.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 10:27 PM

OMG! Rocket pigtails! I'm cute, right? If you don't buy me, I'll cry.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 10:29 PM

You can see the current rate right now, but they will use the current one when they are shipping and it is always in a state of change while the market is active. So no real way to know what the current rate from Yen to Dollar will be when it comes time to ship.

I mainly use import sites myself that are in English and have the USD amount listed. I can PM you some that I have used that went well if you want. I will use Japanese sites from time to time with some items that are a little harder to come by on import sites.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 10:32 PM

My first question is do you use Good Smile?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 10:36 PM

I've never ordered from their website. The one time I went to the product I wanted was sold out there.(The Moekana cards)
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 10:41 PM

Did you know that the Mirai figure comes with moekana cards (large and small ones), in addition to a little robot and a car?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 10:46 PM

Yep, though it comes with just small Moekana cards for Mirai. I already have the big ones.

Moekana starter pack
Now with Oppai
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 10:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
laugh That card is so cute.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/22/12 11:07 PM

And to show what they look like here is my favorite card with a shot of the back of the cards next to a normal card from just a deck of playing cards.

Tenshi
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/23/12 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Black Rock Shooter is such an enigma. kiku sure would like to see a home video release. I'd like to know more. It's more of an icon than a series per se, kinda like Mirai. BTW... how do you pay for items in yen?


Same here.
I pre-ordered her because of two things:
1) THAT throne! (and her seated on it!)
It was just to wicked; I had to have it.
2) She has glasses. That's one of my Moe points! (I love girls with glasses almost as much as I love my cat-girls.)

Also, to answer your question; I pay with paypal. They convert the dollars to yen for a small fee.
Posted by: dark_producer

Re: Figures - 11/23/12 10:19 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Originally Posted By: kiku
Black Rock Shooter is such an enigma. kiku sure would like to see a home video release. I'd like to know more. It's more of an icon than a series per se, kinda like Mirai. BTW... how do you pay for items in yen?


Same here.
I pre-ordered her because of two things:
1) THAT throne! (and her seated on it!)
It was just to wicked; I had to have it.
2) She has glasses. That's one of my Moe points! (I love girls with glasses almost as much as I love my cat-girls.)

Also, to answer your question; I pay with paypal. They convert the dollars to yen for a small fee.

how about cat girls WITH glasses?
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/24/12 03:36 PM

Originally Posted By: dark_producer
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Originally Posted By: kiku
Black Rock Shooter is such an enigma. kiku sure would like to see a home video release. I'd like to know more. It's more of an icon than a series per se, kinda like Mirai. BTW... how do you pay for items in yen?


Same here.
I pre-ordered her because of two things:
1) THAT throne! (and her seated on it!)
It was just to wicked; I had to have it.
2) She has glasses. That's one of my Moe points! (I love girls with glasses almost as much as I love my cat-girls.)

Also, to answer your question; I pay with paypal. They convert the dollars to yen for a small fee.

how about cat girls WITH glasses?


shocked laugh
You don't know how mad I am that I just missed the boat on those Tsubasa Henekawa figures. They're just a little to rich for my blood.
But my ultimate moe girl:
A Pink-haired cat-girl WITH glasses!
If they ever make such a character I'm screwed... All my monies will go to her. smirk
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 11/24/12 04:11 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
A Pink-haired cat-girl WITH glasses!
If they ever make such a character I'm screwed... All my monies will go to her. smirk


You called?
Meow!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 11/24/12 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
A Pink-haired cat-girl WITH glasses!
If they ever make such a character I'm screwed... All my monies will go to her. smirk


You called?
Meow!


shocked
...
...
...
Alright... where's meh wallet... smirk
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 11/25/12 06:50 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
A few questions:
What does Figma mean?

clarification on the "posable" answers: AFAIK usually something like 12+ points of articulation and because of that (slightly) visible joints.
Kaiyodo's equivalent is the Revoltech line.
Quote:

How do I know if a figure is painted or unpainted at RightStuf?

I don't think a figure is ever unpainted unless it's a resin- or plastic model kit that you first have to assemble...
If you see a picture of an unpainted figure, it's probably a prototype shown at a trade show.
(I don't shop for figures at Rightstuf myself, since Japan -> USA -> Europe is a bit silly. Japan -> Europe is quicker and cheaper. wink
Plus I still have probably 60+ figures and model kits stacked in a pile still in their boxes, so I shouldn't buy more figures anyway...)
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/26/12 12:22 AM

60+... holy cow! Do you keep them in the box to protect them? Wouldn't it be more fair to the figures to let them run free?
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 11/26/12 07:00 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
60+... holy cow! Do you keep them in the box to protect them? Wouldn't it be more fair to the figures to let them run free?

It's just a lack of time... frown
The contents of these:
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-boxed1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-boxed2.jpg

should eventually end up somewhere here:
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display2.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display3.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy1a.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy1b.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy2a.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy2b.jpg
(I quickly measured the stack in "boxed1" and that's a stack of about 60x40x100cm... wink )
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 11/26/12 10:22 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: kiku
60+... holy cow! Do you keep them in the box to protect them? Wouldn't it be more fair to the figures to let them run free?

It's just a lack of time... frown
The contents of these:
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-boxed1.jpg I see Macross, I see Nadesico.
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-boxed2.jpg I see Gunbuster.

should eventually end up somewhere here:
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display1.jpg Holy crap! You're a Macross maniac!
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display2.jpg Do they even have help groups for Robtechalolics?
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display3.jpg I must say... I'm impressed. Your devotion to Robotech knows no bounds.
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy1a.jpg I see chibi pantsu on the top shelf.
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy1b.jpg And here I thought I was the only one who liked Mars Daybreak.
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy2a.jpg Excellent Mospeada shrine on the bottom shelf, you've even got Yellow Dancer in full costume?
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy2b.jpg Key The Metal Idol and Paranoia Agent, I'm jealous.
(I quickly measured the stack in "boxed1" and that's a stack of about 60x40x100cm... wink )
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 11/27/12 05:25 PM

That's a nice collection SD Maruko-kun. I see you are a fan of Macross. That was the first anime I saw as it was for many of us.
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Figures - 12/01/12 01:22 PM

I just bought this figure. It should be here within the next week. I've been wanting this one for a while now. Dark Magician Girl PVC Figure
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 12/01/12 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
I just bought this figure. It should be here within the next week. I've been wanting this one for a while now. Dark Magician Girl PVC Figure

What a little Cutie .. smile ..
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/04/12 12:26 AM

Originally Posted By: kakashi12210
I just bought this figure. It should be here within the next week. I've been wanting this one for a while now. Dark Magician Girl PVC Figure
Does she come with Kuriboh too?
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Figures - 12/04/12 02:02 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Does she come with Kuriboh too?


I hope so, the website I ordered it from didn't say re-run and also mentioned that first runs of the figure came with the Kuriboh.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 12/04/12 10:59 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: kiku
60+... holy cow! Do you keep them in the box to protect them? Wouldn't it be more fair to the figures to let them run free?

It's just a lack of time... frown
The contents of these:
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-boxed1.jpg I see Macross, I see Nadesico.
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-boxed2.jpg I see Gunbuster.

should eventually end up somewhere here:
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display1.jpg Holy crap! You're a Macross maniac!
http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-display2.jpg Do they even have help groups for Robtechalolics?

...but I don't want to be cured!.. wink :P
(got the Animeigo Macross boxed set, Macross II, Macross Plus OVA+movie (R2 UK), Macross Do You Remember Love (VHS UK + R2 JP DVD), Macross Flashback 2012 (R2 JP), the 14+7 disk Robotech sets, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, Robotech the Movie (VHS NL, which uses footage from Megazone 23, so I also had to buy Megazone 23...), Southern Cross, Mospeada and the Macross Perfect Memory artbook. Comboned with the figures and model kits, that's almost certainly over $2K in Macross/Robotech stuff)
Quote:

http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy1a.jpg I see chibi pantsu on the top shelf.

I guess the grainy picture made you miss the Gunbuster2: Diebuster "fanservice" trading figure in pictures 2a and 2b. wink Since I myself don't like fanservice-y figures, the doors kind of hide that particular figure when they're closed. :P
Quote:

http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy2a.jpg Excellent Mospeada shrine on the bottom shelf, you've even got Yellow Dancer in full costume?

Yep, if you buy a box of trading figures, that usually means you get exactly 1 of the "secret" figure, which in this case was Yellow Dancer/Yellow Belmont in dress.
CMs also trolled pretty hard with those figures by making 2 of them shaped so you could/should put them on the CMs Ride Armors in motorcycle mode, which each cost something like 10 times as much as each of the figures... wink
Quote:

http://anime-nl.net/images/collection-billy2b.jpg Key The Metal Idol and Paranoia Agent, I'm jealous.

Was lucky enough to scoop up the Key DVDs cheaply at a convention's bring&buy. smile
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 12/04/12 12:28 PM

Yah, SD Maruko-kun .. grin ..
I've got all the Babylon 5 DVD's has well.

I sure wish some TV station ( if not Sy Fy themselves ) would Air
Babylon 5 and Battlestar Galactica ( the newer one, but they could run the old one well )
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/04/12 06:27 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
...but I don't want to be cured!.. wink :P
(got the Animeigo Macross boxed set, Macross II, Macross Plus OVA+movie (R2 UK), Macross Do You Remember Love (VHS UK + R2 JP DVD), Macross Flashback 2012 (R2 JP), the 14+7 disk Robotech sets, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, Robotech the Movie (VHS NL, which uses footage from Megazone 23, so I also had to buy Megazone 23...), Southern Cross, Mospeada and the Macross Perfect Memory artbook. Comboned with the figures and model kits, that's almost certainly over $2K in Macross/Robotech stuff)
Do You Remember Love, Flashback, Robotech The Movie... kiku's jealous. I've got some great old school artbooks:
Robotech Art 1 The Official Guide To The Robotech Universe
Robotech Art 2 New Illustrations & Original Art From The Robotech Universe
Robotech Art 3 The Sentinels
I've also got a copy (in good condition) of volume 1 of the DC Comics Robotech Defenders.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/07/12 06:08 PM

I have... More Figures!
I don't know weather I should worry or be happy about that...
(i'm in denial... so I"M HAPPY grin )
So I already showed her but I'll show her Again;

Miku Hatsune!
Kyahh! The cute! It burns with the intensity of a thousand suns! XD

Another one you've seen but now in a different pose:

My Racaseal from PSO
I really like her, so much that it made want to get...

These two lovely ladies. wink
But now that I have them, I've decided that, I don't think I'll be collecting figma's much.
There'll be exceptions to this, (like the ones I already have pre-ordered) but overall I'll be sticking with my nendo's.

Like these little cutie-pies:

Nyarko and Renne.
Man I really wish I had a beeter camera so I could should how awesome the detail work on Renne is. Even her little stockings have indivually sculpted bows. shocked And Nyarko... I love the checkered pattern of her dress. Sigh... I'm really happy with these two. smile

I like this girl as well,
Millhiore and Harlan
I'm bit upset cause her paint got smeared, Im going to have to fix that at some point...
Still so cute...
Last but not least here's;

Hibiki from Symphongear
I was really impressed with her, but I'll confess... I got really for one reason...
What was the reason... I'll show it to you some time later when I get around to it. devil
Anywho that's all for now...
End of december...
cry
smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/07/12 11:15 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
I have... More Figures!
I don't know weather I should worry or be happy about that...
(i'm in denial... so I"M HAPPY grin )
So I already showed her but I'll show her Again;

Miku Hatsune!
Kyahh! The cute! It burns with the intensity of a thousand suns! XD

Another one you've seen but now in a different pose:

My Racaseal from PSO
I really like her, so much that it made want to get...For some odd reason; the box she's sitting atop sorta reminds me of the box River was in, in Firefly.

These two lovely ladies. wink
But now that I have them, I've decided that, I don't think I'll be collecting figma's much.
There'll be exceptions to this, (like the ones I already have pre-ordered) but overall I'll be sticking with my nendo's.I don't know... the detail on Madoka's gloves and shoes; and on Kyoko's frilly dress is impressive.

Like these little cutie-pies:

Nyarko and Renne.
Man I really wish I had a beeter camera so I could should how awesome the detail work on Renne is. Even her little stockings have indivually sculpted bows. shocked And Nyarko... I love the checkered pattern of her dress. Sigh... I'm really happy with these two. smileThere... do ya see it? Right there... the one on the left... Just a lil' bit... she's makin' naughty kitty mouth... ahh kawaii! BTW There's something particularly menacing about the obfuscation of a scythe behind a wall of kawaii.

I like this girl as well,
Millhiore and Harlan OMG I love that picture! I want one. No... I don't need it, I don't need it.
I'm bit upset cause her paint got smeared, Im going to have to fix that at some point...
Still so cute...
Last but not least here's;

Hibiki from Symphongear
I was really impressed with her, but I'll confess... I got really for one reason...
What was the reason... I'll show it to you some time later when I get around to it. devilYou can't just leave us hangin' like that.
Anywho that's all for now...
End of december...
cry
smirk
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/08/12 10:10 AM

grin
Thanks for the kind words kiku. smile
don't worry, I won't leave you waiting for long.
smirk
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 12/08/12 11:51 AM

I'm personally still waiting on Mirai.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/08/12 02:47 PM

I'm personally still fighting the urge to dive into the world of figures due to Mirai's sheer level of kawaii... nya.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/08/12 03:00 PM

All right then,
Here's the reason why I bought Hibiki:

For this face.

Why you ask?
Cause when I saw it I thought it'd be perfect for another nendoroid I own.
I really wanted to act out this one paticular scene with her and thanks that Face for Hibiki I can. grin
What nendoroid and what scene?
Here's a hint:

It doesn't hurt at all!

Expect this to be my avatar in another two three months. smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/08/12 11:30 PM

Sometimes you're scary.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/09/12 07:40 AM

I have a very black sence of humour.
devil
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 12/09/12 09:11 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
I have a very black sence of humour.
devil

devil EXCELLENT! devil
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/09/12 12:09 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Did I mention you can be scary? I believe you may have found your calling, assuming that you're not already a professional photographer. That picture is awesome; scary, but awesome.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/09/12 02:42 PM

Phhfftt...
You're being nice...
But thank you anyway. grin
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/09/12 10:33 PM

Not really... that pic captures exactly the feel you were looking for. The flowing cape expresses movement, the low angle of the camera perspecrive conveys intimidation, the backlighting darkens the already dark face you chose, and the grainy/fuzzy aspect gives the whole thing a grindhouse feel; albeit a kawaii grindhouse feel.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/10/12 03:11 PM

Dawww...
Thank you!
That really made my day. smile
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 12/11/12 03:21 AM

Hmm, really hard to make that "menacing with light from the back" effect work without it going all grainy and/or white-out...

My 2 attempts with Rena standing on the edge of my paper shredder wink and what she looks like when flash is applied...
http://anime-nl.net/images/rena_backlight.jpg
If I'd try again, I'd probably put the light closer, but diffuse it with 1 or more sheets of paper...
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/11/12 02:48 PM

I know that.
I'll try that papaer trick next time I shoot.
Also...
That Rena... shocked
She's scary... smirk
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/16/12 11:46 AM

You know I've had these mon-sieur bome figures for the longest time, (about 6-8 years) and only just now decided to open them.
Why?
Mostly cause I was afraid they'd get broken like my Ironhide bust.
But then I thought; wait, if they're this high up, (they're sitting atop my DVD selves), then nothing's gonna knock them down. So... eh, what the heck, Imma gonna open them!

With out further delay:

Akira 1
Akira2
A some what nice close-up of her.

A Bunny Girl
Closer shot of said Bunny Girl

Carmine

Holloween-Chan

And last but not least; Oni-Musume 3

It's kinda nice to open these girl's pakages and finally let them be free...
Alas... as for the Starscream revoltech I got... He's still staying in his pakage.
(who knows what kinda trouble he'd get into if I let him out. smirk )
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/17/12 12:08 AM

I don't know... with pics like those, could ya really blame him?
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/17/12 01:50 PM

smirk
I know right.
He's such a cad. XD

EDIT:
Also some sad news...
Just found out some of my beloved nendo's are being delayed!
The two in question are:
Nodoka
and
Mirai

I isa sad panda... frown eek cry
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/25/12 01:58 PM

Merry Christmas Y'all! laugh

Here are some pics of the newest figures I got.

First thing first... their cuteness knows no bounds...

Fate & Nanoha in their school uniforms!

Raising Heart!

Nanoha Transforms!

She's got an eye on you, so be good... wink

From Waiting in the Summer...

It's Ichika!

From Mashiro Iro Symphony...

Sana wishes you Love

From the vocoloid Family;

Meiko offers you a drink.

Behold! Miku transends. wink

And... when I saw these girls... I couldn't help myself. laugh

Arucreid has gone maho shojo!

And let's face it; Y'all knew at some point she was bound to become mine.

Cause Mami...
Just plain...
ROCKS! laugh

The last four were gifts from my family.
I'm so lucky to have one that feeds tolorates my addiction. wink

I'll be back with a few more, at the end of the week, cause I just got word that my AmiAmi shipment is ready.
My wallet... hurts so good. smirk

Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/25/12 09:27 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Merry Christmas Y'all! laugh

Here are some pics of the newest figures I got.

First thing first... their cuteness knows no bounds...

Fate & Nanoha in their school uniforms! Chibi love!

Raising Heart!

Nanoha Transforms!

She's got an eye on you, so be good... wink You've got a real knack for instilling life into your figures. It's weird. No matter where I move, her eyes follow me. eek

From Waiting in the Summer...

It's Ichika! It's kawaii meganekko!

From Mashiro Iro Symphony...

Sana wishes you Love Nga. blush

From the vocoloid Family;

Meiko offers you a drink. I swear Meiko just made a pass at me. whistle

Behold! Miku transends. wink WHOA! shocked

And... when I saw these girls... I couldn't help myself. laugh

Arucreid has gone maho shojo!

And let's face it; Y'all knew at some point she was bound to become mine.

Cause Mami...
Just plain...
ROCKS! laugh

The last four were gifts from my family.
I'm so lucky to have one that feeds tolorates my addiction. wink

I'll be back with a few more, at the end of the week, cause I just got word that my AmiAmi shipment is ready.
My wallet... hurts so good. smirk

Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/26/12 03:39 PM

grin
Just be careful with Meiko. wink

She's a feisty one. smirk
.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/26/12 05:30 PM

Yep! I'd be in serious trouble in Meiko trancended.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/28/12 07:17 PM

So my order from ****** came in... SQUEE!
Here's my latest figure haul;

The Tales of boxset

What makes me happy about this were all the guys that came with it!
All those cute boys! laugh

Next:

The second Madoka petite nendoroid add-on set

I'm betting a LOT of people got this for the same reason I did; Walpurgis Night.
What I wouldn't give for an 1/8 scale of her. smile

Next up:

Sasara & Maryan

I love girls in armour... (one of my hidden moe spots smirk And she came with a pink-haired girl to boot! )

Akarin demands you find her moe! smirk

And I must warn you; her cuteness is staggering... she's so sweet she'll give you diabetes...

Hakase- That's MEow!

Don't say I didn't warn you. smirk
I can't wait for next week.
Why?
Cause it's when I'll be getting...
Her. laugh laugh laugh

I can't wait! laugh
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 12/29/12 12:18 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
So my order from ****** came in... SQUEE!
Here's my latest figure haul;

The Tales of boxset

What makes me happy about this were all the guys that came with it!
All those cute boys! laugh

Next:

The second Madoka petite nendoroid add-on set

I'm betting a LOT of people got this for the same reason I did; Walpurgis Night.
What I wouldn't give for an 1/8 scale of her. smile

Next up:

Sasara & MaryanThe petite Maryan is too cute.

I love girls in armour... (one of my hidden moe spots smirk And she came with a pink-haired girl to boot! )

Akarin demands you find her moe! smirk The burning heart of moe finds her to be moe.

And I must warn you; her cuteness is staggering... she's so sweet she'll give you diabetes...

Hakase- That's MEow! You warned me, but I still melted out of my chair; nga.

Don't say I didn't warn you. smirk
I can't wait for next week.
Why?
Cause it's when I'll be getting...
Her. laugh laugh laugh

I can't wait! laugh
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 12/29/12 06:57 AM

Hakase's so darn cute, that they just can't bring her here.
I mean, the USA seems to have such an aversion to cute things.
However with this generation of "Bronies", there might be hope yet for Hakase and her creation Nano to grace our shores.
( a girl can dream can't she? smirk )
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 01/07/13 06:17 PM

So about two weeks ago I was lookin at a certain figure...
I've had my eye on her for quite awhile...
After all; if it wasn't for her I might not have even become an anime fan.
When I was younger and my parents took me to Blockbuster video, I'd always rent her 4th movie along with the first ova special.
While the price was still quite high... (but not as high as when I first saw her) I thought;
"weelllll her price ain't gonna get any lower than THAT so I'm gonna bite the bullet and git her! laugh "

And with that, the (arguably) greatest anime heroine of ALL TIME ( smirk ) became mine. smile grin laugh cry (Tears of ever flowing joy!)

BEHOLD!

She

is

LUM!!!! laugh

SQUEEEEE!!!!!!

OMG!!! IloveyouLum!!! OMG!!!

Lum forever!!!

Steps away from the computer to hug her Lum Figma.

And for those you who pay any mind to me and my figure posts you might be going; wait didn't you say you wheren't going to get any more figmas?
Ah no... I said wouldn't be getting them "much".
As this figma proves there are exceptions...
Cuz... IT'S LUM!
SQUEEE!!!
(smacks herself to calm down)
sweat That is all.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 01/07/13 07:06 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.

Ow, instead of experimenting on Nano, she experimented on herself and Sakamoto... laugh
(I wonder what Sakamoto with human ears would look like... crazy )
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 01/07/13 11:08 PM

Is it somehow fitting that she's standing next to 1984? I always enjoy your photo shoots.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 01/08/13 03:25 PM

@ Maruko:
Whereas hakase is cuteness incarnate...
I think sakamoto might instill nightmares... eek

@ kiku;

It's sybolism at it's finest. smirk
Obey Lum, or suffer "Divine Punishment". devil
I'll happily obey her though... grin
RAAAAMUUUUU!!! laugh wink
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 01/11/13 07:18 PM

The end of the week is here and... my figures have come! SQUEEE!

Sadly, this was the best shot I could take of him;

Zero

I had another good shot of him; but when I went to crop the photo and save, it turned the picture quality to crap! mad (I'll try to take it again later...)
He's pretty cool figure, I plan on keeping him masked though cause thats how i like Lelouch; as Zero.

And then there's

Her. laugh
(You can see I'm using the inside of the box as a back drop)

Godoka! grin Dear lord, she is a beautiful figure.
Some of the pics I took of her... I couldn't believe how nice some of them turned out.

Madoka 1

Madoka 2

Madoka 3

madoka 4

Madoka 5

Madoka 6

Madoka 7

Madoka 8

Ah, such beauty! shocked
Sadly though, I couldn't stay on my lucky streak for long...
Here's how she's being displayed in my room. (sorry for the fuzziness... frown )

And with that I'm good on figures til the end of Jan...
I can't wait! XD
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 01/23/13 06:07 PM

I've got SPIKE on order.
&
VICIOUS will be next
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 01/23/13 08:07 PM

smile
Those are some nice figures.
Be sure to take some pics of them for us.
I wanna see'em throw down! XD
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 01/30/13 01:04 PM

SPIKE just arried today, looks pretty good.
( sorry no personal pic's of it yet)
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 01/30/13 05:47 PM

grin

Glad it got there safely.
I just made a payment to my usual figure "dealer" so I should be getting my new girls soon. Including one that's... well I'll show when it comes...
tired
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 01/30/13 10:49 PM

You haven't gotten in Mirai yet, JES? She came in for me about a week ago.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 01/31/13 03:04 PM

Yeah, I haven't gotten it yet, I have my orders for any given month combined to save on shipping.
All the the other nendoriods (Mirai included) where there but I also ordered one other item. And it had held my order back til just this wensday.
What is this figure that held my items back...
You'll see when I get it.
Sigh... in hindsight I wish I hadn't ordered it... but at least it was cheap... about 12-13 bucks.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 02/02/13 03:57 PM

laugh
I finally got my Jan order in today!
SQUEEEE!!!

I was so happy to see the mail lady knocking on my door with my package from A**A**
(the place where I get most of my figures from).

So here they are:

Sporting her twin tail look it's:
Nodoka
The pink hair... it gets me every time wink .

Next, In her lovely red dress:
Aoko

Giving a wink to all her fans;
Gumi graces you with her presence.

Why is she sporting an "ojou-sama" pose;
Cause she's Mirai, (She's the future don't-cha know! smirk )

And finally... the thing that held back my order...
Is this thing.

Funny little story...
Be@rbrick Mami went to go see figma Mami...
It didn't end well.
"What did you do to Mami-san!?!"
Madoka yelled as she readied her bow...
"YIKES! I'd better make a run for it!"
Be@rbrick Mami cried, just as she thought she got away from Madoka...
"HOLD IT! Whacha do to ol'Mami!?!"
Kyoko was in a fit...
"Is this the end for me?'
Mami thought, til a voice called out:
"Uuhhmmm, could you not do that? She's my friend."
Gumi asked.
She took Be@rbrick Mami away to the other's that they had traveled with.
"And that's what happened..." Gumi explained.
"eck" Aoko gasped.
"Oh, my..." Mirai tisked.
"Aww we'll take care of you now..."
Nodoka pulled up her hair, and tended to Be@rbrick Mami. She was up and running before she knew it.
"Yay to friends!"
She exclaimed.
End.

...

Yeah, I know... I have no life...
I regret nothing! grin
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 02/02/13 04:41 PM

OMG Nodoka is adorable. BTW; your unwatched pile, is actually a pile. I started the unwatched pile topic in reference to the large amounts of anime I had sitting on my shelves, but I saw a pic of a tall stack of anime still in it's shrink wrap. Irregardless... I loved your anime slideshow. It was a fun story and I hope that you post many more.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 02/02/13 07:20 PM

Aww thank you kiku. smile

Yeah, I really like Nodoka as well.
When I saw her in Mika-tans preview, at first, I was like..."Aw, she's cute but I don't need her..."
Two days later I placed a pre-order on her...
I blame my weakness for pink hair...
And as for the pile...
That's what came in today...
You don't want to know how big the real pile is... sweat
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 02/02/13 07:37 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
OMG Nodoka is adorable <snip> loved your anime slideshow. It was a fun story and I hope that you post many more.

Me too, that was great !! laugh
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 02/02/13 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Aww thank you kiku. smile

Yeah, I really like Nodoka as well.
When I saw her in Mika-tans preview, at first, I was like..."Aw, she's cute but I don't need her..."
Two days later I placed a pre-order on her...
I blame my weakness for pink hair...
And as for the pile...
That's what came in today...
You don't want to know how big the real pile is... sweat
Show us your unwatched pile!
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 02/03/13 07:24 AM

Funny story, but wondering if in some cases having a sharp background wall, but blurry figures was intentional or your camera being obnoxious... wink

@Kiku: my anime collection of nearly 1600 DVDs is 50+% shrinkwrapped and I've got about 2x2x4 foot of still boxed figures and model kits. wink :P
Some quick snaps of Escaflowne trading figures in front of a bunch of shrinkwrapped DVDs.
Shot through the bookcase's glass with lights on and with lights off but with flash:
http://anime-nl.net/images/test_tablet_figs_dvds_lamp1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/test_tablet_figs_dvds_lamp2.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/test_tablet_figs_dvds_flash1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/test_tablet_figs_dvds_flash2.jpg

Ugh, stupid megapixels race: more megapixels on smaller sensors == more noise...
(goes browsing through http://www.aniway.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=14115 feeling sad that his camera and tablet seem to have trouble making noise-free fotos like those...)
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 02/03/13 12:42 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Funny story, but wondering if in some cases having a sharp background wall, but blurry figures was intentional or your camera being obnoxious... wink

@Kiku: my anime collection of nearly 1600 DVDs is 50+% shrinkwrapped and I've got about 2x2x4 foot of still boxed figures and model kits. wink :P
Some quick snaps of Escaflowne trading figures in front of a bunch of shrinkwrapped DVDs.
Shot through the bookcase's glass with lights on and with lights off but with flash:
http://anime-nl.net/images/test_tablet_figs_dvds_lamp1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/test_tablet_figs_dvds_lamp2.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/test_tablet_figs_dvds_flash1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/test_tablet_figs_dvds_flash2.jpg

Ugh, stupid megapixels race: more megapixels on smaller sensors == more noise...
(goes browsing through http://www.aniway.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=14115 feeling sad that his camera and tablet seem to have trouble making noise-free fotos like those...)
I'm jealous of your Gunslinger Girl Box Set... and your Gunsmith Cats. That bottom link you posted has a set of four figures from Final Fantasy 3...

KIKU JEALOUS!!!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 02/03/13 02:53 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Funny story, but wondering if in some cases having a sharp background wall, but blurry figures was intentional or your camera being obnoxious... wink


I'd say it's just me being bad at picture taking. smirk
Next time I'll push them back; Since I noticed the same thing you did but with the monitor instead.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 02/05/13 04:55 PM

My last order for january has come!
Here she is;
Yukata Miku!
She's just too cute!
And here she is giving us a smile. smile
And one pic just because. wink
Well that'd be it on figures for me till the end of feb.
I can't wait! XD
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 02/05/13 04:59 PM

Ya just kinda wanna hold her hand at the festival.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 02/05/13 05:03 PM

I know...
The cute...
It overtakes me...
XD
Posted by: PetrifiedJello

Re: Figures - 02/06/13 05:56 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
I know...
The cute...
It overtakes me...
XD

The anime industry knows us well.

It's just a shame figure makers haven't realized Yukata > Swimsuit.

It's such simple math, too.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 02/06/13 05:11 PM

You know I feel that way too.
I'm not terribly intrested in seeing Mami (from PMMM) in a bikini...
But I'd love to get her in that yukata from one thier promo pics...(sadly I can't remember which one.)
I gues they don't cause making good yukata figs is a lot harder than making a bikini fig...
But we can always dream right?
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 02/07/13 04:32 AM

W.r.t figures "too many bikini figures/skinpy clothed figures" is also one of my annoyances,
together with "if an anime series has 50% female characters and 50% male character, for figures it will be 10:1"
and "if in the anime series a small group of heroes fights against numerically much superior enemies, the figures will be 10:1"...

To contribute a bit again: foto of one of my fav. "figure" items: Yamato 1/48 scale VF-1J Super Valkyrie
http://anime-nl.net/images/vf1-closeup.jpg
For once my camera seemed to cooperate nicely: close up using macro setting, not too much flash, not too much noise, pretty sharp en not too much shadow.
And then I tried to snap some pictures of my Higurashi figures with the same settings and they were all "way over-flashed"... -_-
Really annoying the only flash settings seem to be "off" and "on/auto" where the camera seems to decide how much flash it thinks is needed.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 02/07/13 06:36 AM

Sweet Valkyrie
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 02/07/13 03:10 PM

@ Maruko-kun

That is a nice Valkyrie.
I love the little pilot inside it. XD
Did that come ready made or did you have to assemble it?
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 02/26/13 09:37 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
@ Maruko-kun
That is a nice Valkyrie.
I love the little pilot inside it. XD
Did that come ready made or did you have to assemble it?

I'd say the category is probably "action figure". The only assembly required was weapons and stickers.
...though there's also an about 20 page manual included on how to transform it to:
http://anime-nl.net/images/vf1-closeup2.jpg
(no, I didn't spend 30+ minutes transforming it for that photo; I actually own 2 of them: one I bought myself and one I got shortly after, since staff of a convention brought it back from Japan as a present for me helping out at their convetion for 10 years... wink )

Newer stuff:
http://anime-nl.net/images/merch-fate-rider_saber.jpg (Rider is new)
Rider: Ah, hi there Saber...
Saber: Do I know you?
Rider: It's me, Rider!
Saber: Hmm, I think you confuse me with 4th Grail War Saber. I'm 5th Grail War Saber.
Rider: -_-;

http://anime-nl.net/images/merch-mac_3rd_mis-glaug.jpg
"Big brother, why are you all in pieces?"
"Well, our owner for the time being doesn't have the time to build me, so he bought you as stand-in."
Got it as part of this trading figure set: http://anime-nl.net/images/merch-mac_3rd_mis.jpg
At that small scale of Gachapon/trading figures with lots of points of articulation, "Here are 6-8 pieces, now fit those peg and socket and ball and socket connections" really becomes a PITA to achieve without fitting one part dislodging another one. frown
I now have over 30 VF-1 Valkyries. -_-;;
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 02/26/13 03:26 PM

Those are some nice finds Maruko-kun. smile

But jeez... thrity minutes to transform... I don't blame ya for getting another one ready made. (just kidding wink )

Love the second shot and caption. I want to pick up a rider, but the one I want, I think, has sold out already and... yeah... not going to pay those aftermarket prices... so I think I'll just look at yours and be happy with that. smirk

Also congrats to owning 30+ Valkyries!
Now go forth and defend our grand blue earth. wink
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 02/27/13 04:03 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Those are some nice finds Maruko-kun. smile
But jeez... thrity minutes to transform... I don't blame ya for getting another one ready made. (just kidding wink )

Well, Yamato put a "ages 15 and up" warning on this "toy" for a reason: there's something like 30-50 movable joints (excluding the hands) to make the transformation possible and the manual includes things like: http://anime-nl.net/images/vf1-transform.jpg which you really need to follow carefully step by step...

Quote:
Love the second shot and caption. I want to pick up a rider, but the one I want, I think, has sold out already and... yeah... not going to pay those aftermarket prices... so I think I'll just look at yours and be happy with that. smirk

Hmm, I have the (cheap-ish) Banpresto DXF vol. 3 Rider prize figure
http://myfigurecollection.net/item/110250
Play-Asia seems to still have it in stock.

This http://myfigurecollection.net/item/109879
one seems to be still available from AmiAmi for ~7900 yen.

Quote:

Also congrats to owning 30+ Valkyries!
Now go forth and defend our grand blue earth. wink

They should have an easy time: the Zentradi only managed to assemble a small scouting mission. Damn you figure/toy makers! frown
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 02/27/13 03:24 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Hmm, I have the (cheap-ish) Banpresto DXF vol. 3 Rider prize figure
http://myfigurecollection.net/item/110250
Play-Asia seems to still have it in stock.

This http://myfigurecollection.net/item/109879
one seems to be still available from AmiAmi for ~7900 yen.


The second one is the one I wanted to get...
I still really really want him but I need to be careful as my funds are pretty much accounted for the month (of march), however... I might end up caving and ordering him... argh... that figure is so awesome I want to cry... cry

Quote:

They should have an easy time: the Zentradi only managed to assemble a small scouting mission. Damn you figure/toy makers! frown


Silly toy makers!
When will they learn... smirk
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 02/28/13 06:14 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
The second one is the one I wanted to get...
I still really really want him but I need to be careful as my funds are pretty much accounted for the month (of march), however... I might end up caving and ordering him... argh... that figure is so awesome I want to cry... cry

Follow Rider and his dream to see Okeanos! devil wink


And I have a small Irisviel ( http://myfigurecollection.net/item/93560 ) on the way.
Just couldn't leave her for the 50% off price of 600 yen... Shipping ended up being almost as much as the figure, but oh well...

Quote:

Silly toy makers!
When will they learn... smirk

I really wish they'd release "cannonfodder" sets: 1-piece simple plastic, simply painted cheap figures, so you could pit your heroes against a real army of cannonfodder.
(kind of 1 step up from green armymen... wink )
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 02/28/13 03:44 PM

Curse you Maruko kun!
Your words have gone and broken my (paper thin) resolve!
(nah, it was all me... I'm so weak! cry )
Just placed and order on AmiAmi for him. eek
Ah who am I kidding?
Come to me my totes GAR and smexy Rider! XD
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/01/13 09:51 PM

I'm totaly hyped today! laugh
Why?
Cause three of my figures came in!
SQUEEEE!!!

They are:

Tsubasa Hanekawa
From Bakemonogatari.
C'mon now...
It's a girl who wears glasses... and has cat ears!
How could I resist! wink

Next is Shuukan Hajimete no Miku Hatsune, but dear lord that's a long name;
So I just call her P.O.'d Miku for short. wink

Last but not least,
Ricotta Elmar from dog days.

Why is Ricotta crying?
Weellll...

smirk
Poor Ricotta...

And now the wait begins anew...
Being a figure enthusiast is suffering... crazy
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/02/13 10:00 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Last but not least,
Ricotta Elmar from dog days.

Why is Ricotta crying?
Weellll...
You are evil incarnate.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/02/13 02:57 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Last but not least,
Ricotta Elmar from dog days.

Why is Ricotta crying?
Weellll...
You are evil incarnate.


Well, I only had one...
And I sure as heck wasn't gonna mess with a P.O.'d Miku...
So... Poor poor Ricotta... frown
smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/02/13 11:52 PM

If I'm not mistaken, Ricotta can stand her ground.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/03/13 04:36 PM

Oh she can, and believe me she tried...
But never underestimate the power of a P.O.'d Miku. eek
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/04/13 05:52 PM

shocked blush grin

This is...
what I felt,
when I got
this guy
in the mail today.

First, I say thank you to Maruko-kun, since if he had not told me he was still available, I wouldn't have gotten him... I really did think he was sold out already, and I reeeeallllyyy did not want to pay an aftermarket price for him. I was ready to just accept that Rider and his incredible GARness would never grace my home.
It was kinda funny when I opened the box from AmiAmi and pulled him out the first thing my baby brother said was; "Damn he's big!"
And indeed, the pics (like always) don't do him justice.
He's just so BOSS!
(I'm fighting not not squeal like the crazied fan girl that I am)
Thing only negative thing I can say about him is that his cape does get in the way of posing his head... but that's a small problem as when the weather get's warmer I'll be removing it.

So once more... He was SO worth it, and thanks Maruko-kun for telling me!
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/04/13 06:25 PM

Squeal on girl. Get down with your bad self. Life's too short. I mean, c'mon; how many squeals do ya get before ya die? BTW what is GAR exactly? I associate it with studly, but I'd like a better definition; so maybe I (or somebody) could add it the Anime/Manga subculture terminology topic.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/04/13 09:51 PM

Ah, the lore behind that word goes something like this;
once on a forum called 4 chan a poster meant to post:" I'm gay for this male character". Instead he posted gar.
Since then the word has taken on the meaning of a man that posesses so much masculinity and virility that any other men around him simply all look like pansies.
Other examples of Gar men:
Duke Togo from the professional
Jotaro Jostar from Jojo's bizare adventure
and of course: Kenshiro from fist of the North star.

I admit it's a silly word, but that and Boss are for me the best ways to describe my feelings toward this figure.
I'll think... That he will be my undisputed favorite male figure.
I've got other boys on pre-order, and I know I'll fawn over them,
but Rider, he'll be king of them all. grin

whew, sorry for the long post in advance.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/09/13 05:50 PM

Woot!
My Febuary Loot is in and I'm so excited! XD

I know what your thinking; but it's already March.
Yeah I know, that's on account of;

This Lovely Lady here.
Yayoi Takatsuki
When I saw her...
I had to have her. smirk

She's simply gorgeous!
Her only fault is that her leg at the ankle feels a little weak, so I'm afraid she might be prone to leaning... Only time will tell...

For nendoroids I have two more joining the family;

Tsubasa form Symphongear

And Kanna from Waiting in the Summer.

It's not to hard to see why I got Kanna... smirk

Also, I got myself:

This Lovely Miku Hatsune nendoroid petite. smile

OMG I love the 2012 race queen design of her!... I'm so mad I missed the chance to get the regular nendoroid and her figma... Ah well, maybe Good Smile will offer it again...

Last but not least is the Type-Moon nendoroid petite selection.
This one is pretty big so I spilt it up into groups.

First up are the Sabers. smirk

I'm surprised that I found myself liking all of them a great deal. I mean, I liked Saber lily, but Vanilla saber and Zero Saber are quite nice as well.

Next; Arucried and Ciel from Tsukihime

Love those snakes... there all individual pieces... yeah...I'm scared I'll lose them too. eek

Irisviel and Rin from the fate series.

Aoko and Alice

Phantasmoon and Shiki

And last but not least... the secret figure...

NECO-ARC!!! XD

Honestly I love her! She's even articulated, so she can do silly things,

Like this. XD

And if you don't like her well...

That's what she has to say about it.

I'll leave that up to your interpretations...
smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/09/13 11:43 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Woot!
My Febuary Loot is in and I'm so excited! XD

I know what your thinking; but it's already March.
Yeah I know, that's on account of;

This Lovely Lady here.
Yayoi Takatsuki
When I saw her...
I had to have her. smirk Does she have a burger bracelet?

She's simply gorgeous!
Her only fault is that her leg at the ankle feels a little weak, so I'm afraid she might be prone to leaning... Only time will tell...

For nendoroids I have two more joining the family;

Tsubasa form Symphongear

And Kanna from Waiting in the Summer. You have got to be kidding me! Kawaii!!!

It's not to hard to see why I got Kanna... smirk

Also, I got myself:

This Lovely Miku Hatsune nendoroid petite. smile

OMG I love the 2012 race queen design of her!... I'm so mad I missed the chance to get the regular nendoroid and her figma... Ah well, maybe Good Smile will offer it again...

Last but not least is the Type-Moon nendoroid petite selection.
This one is pretty big so I spilt it up into groups.

First up are the Sabers. smirk

I'm surprised that I found myself liking all of them a great deal. I mean, I liked Saber lily, but Vanilla saber and Zero Saber are quite nice as well.

Next; Arucried and Ciel from Tsukihime I don't know just why, but I love the one on the left.

Love those snakes... there all individual pieces... yeah...I'm scared I'll lose them too. eek

Irisviel and Rin from the fate series.

Aoko and Alice

Phantasmoon and Shiki

And last but not least... the secret figure...

NECO-ARC!!! XD

Honestly I love her! She's even articulated, so she can do silly things,

Like this. XD

And if you don't like her well...

That's what she has to say about it.

I'll leave that up to your interpretations... LMFAO
smirk
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/10/13 12:33 PM

@kiku
yeah, that is a burger Yayoi is wearing.
In fact, it's a little bear burger( it's got a bears face on it)
I thought that was adorible! smile
She's an overall lovely figure.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/10/13 01:00 PM

On a side note, I know you're a Miku-maniac. I was just messin' around on the net lookin' at figures and such. Have you ever heard of the Snow Miku Strawberry White version?
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/10/13 04:08 PM

Yeap! smile

I've got her on pre-order. laugh
Along with quite few other things from WonFes.
Right now I'm waiting for Sakura Miku, hopefully she'll ship out by the end of the week.

... I think I've gotten in deep with these figures wink
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/10/13 04:18 PM

Huh... the links I posted aren't working. I had linked to four pictures of Snow Miku Strawberry White at a site called Neko Magic or something. They worked when I initially posted. Oh well.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/10/13 04:25 PM

I don't collect figures, but I was looking at a few figures at Amazon called Keumaya Hyper Nurse. Very tempting. I'm glad that they aren't available directly from Amazon or listed as "Fulfilled By Amazon", or I might be tempted to jump down the rabbit hole. It also helps that it would be a 3 to 4 hundred dollar investment... and I don't have 3 to 4 hundred dollars to spare.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/10/13 04:54 PM

smirk

Save your sanity kiku.
Don't be like me... Waiting up till the wee hours of the morning just to secure

This sweet box set.

Good Smile is taking them to order; they already sold out at other sites...
Very scary when you think about it. eek
Posted by: dark_producer

Re: Figures - 03/10/13 08:30 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Huh... the links I posted aren't working. I had linked to four pictures of Snow Miku Strawberry White at a site called Neko Magic or something. They worked when I initially posted. Oh well.

it's a hotlinking thing. dragging and dropping the link into the search bar works. and to switch from picture to picture in THIS case one can simply change the last number in the link in the search bar that is part of the image file name. so _miku0X.jpg. X being the variable number which is 1-4 for this particular set of photos. It's much quicker than dragging and dropping all 4 links, at least for me.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/10/13 09:14 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
smirk

Save your sanity kiku.
Don't be like me... Waiting up till the wee hours of the morning just to secure

This sweet box set.

Good Smile is taking them to order; they already sold out at other sites...
Very scary when you think about it. eek
Holy crap! There's even a naughty Miku! She's looking right at me and offering me an apple! Allegory galore!
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/10/13 09:15 PM

Originally Posted By: dark_producer
Originally Posted By: kiku
Huh... the links I posted aren't working. I had linked to four pictures of Snow Miku Strawberry White at a site called Neko Magic or something. They worked when I initially posted. Oh well.

it's a hotlinking thing. dragging and dropping the link into the search bar works. and to switch from picture to picture in THIS case one can simply change the last number in the link in the search bar that is part of the image file name. so _miku0X.jpg. X being the variable number which is 1-4 for this particular set of photos. It's much quicker than dragging and dropping all 4 links, at least for me.
Wise in the ways of the Force you are.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/11/13 02:57 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Holy crap! There's even a naughty Miku! She's looking right at me and offering me an apple! Allegory galore!


Resist MAN! RESIST! laugh
If you bite now you'll only fall deep into the hole! smirk

Don't doooo iiiitttttt... devil
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 03/11/13 06:25 PM

I wish I had more money for figures. Or, ya know, more money in general. I end up spending all my money on mini figures and keychains. Though I did get Prince Baka recently...I can't convince him to come out of box yet though. wink
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/11/13 08:23 PM

Do you mean like those one coin collections?
I'd like to see it. smile
I love all figures, of all types.
My thing is; If it's cute, it's all right by me. smirk

Also... I'll let you in on a secret:
I have no life...
Anime and now figures are it.
...
Yay for being a shut-in!?!?
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 03/11/13 08:47 PM

I wish I could aford those one coin sets. If I could find a legit set for under $200 I would buy them but the closest thing I have is a Hetalia set that's probably bootleg. Most of them are nendoroids and mini nendoroids, chara fortune charaters and paku paku swingers ( super super tiny) and also a few gachapon figs.
What I really want right now is this figure I saw a pic of online of Gilbert Nightray, but I haven't found it for sale anywhere. I'm also thinking of getting a Shiki figure to go with my Akira (Togainu no Chi).
Edit: Just bought Shiki. Put myself on a waitlist for Gil but it's looking doubtful so far that I'll ever get him.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/11/13 09:48 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Do you mean like those one coin collections?
I'd like to see it. smile
I love all figures, of all types.
My thing is; If it's cute, it's all right by me. smirk

Also... I'll let you in on a secret:
I have no life...
Anime and now figures are it.
...
Yay for being a shut-in!?!?
Yes J.E.S.! Hooray for being a shut in! You just gotta be you, that's all that matters. BTW did you see the truckload of new figures in the "New/Changed Items" list? devil
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 03/11/13 11:27 PM

&#128011;
Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Do you mean like those one coin collections?
I'd like to see it. smile
I love all figures, of all types.
My thing is; If it's cute, it's all right by me. smirk

Also... I'll let you in on a secret:
I have no life...
Anime and now figures are it.
...
Yay for being a shut-in!?!?
Yes J.E.S.! Hooray for being a shut in! You just gotta be you, that's all that matters. BTW did you see the truckload of new figures in the "New/Changed Items" list? devil


I think a lot of us are shut ins. I'm a total hikikomori and have the t-shirt to prove it grin
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/12/13 05:21 PM

@ Sevi

I hear you on the one coin stuff.
I had been at one point eyeing the Hakuoki one coin set... but then price jumped Waaaayyyy to high for me...
My collection is pretty much the same as yours.
I mostly collect Nendoroids/nendoroid petite's, with the occasional figma and scale here and there.

@Kiku

shocked cry

Alas... much of that I already have on pre-order on another site. frown
But!
I did put in a pre-order for this lovely Lady. wink

For anyone who doesn't have any of these on pre-order yet, I highly recommend you do so with Right Stuf! They're simply the best, and if your order (in america) is over 50, they ship for free!

Yea Right Stuf!
You rock! XD
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 03/12/13 07:12 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
For anyone who doesn't have any of these on pre-order yet, I highly recommend you do so with Right Stuf! They're simply the best, and if your order (in america) is over 50, they ship for free!

Yea Right Stuf!
You rock! XD

Aahh, the item page is Popping Up, it's just none of the Figures are, I'll have to try later...
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/12/13 10:14 PM

Heh heh.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/12/13 10:17 PM

Holy crap! Look at the attantion to detail on my hair!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/13/13 03:01 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku


Heh heh, one of the one's already on pre-order. smirk (prays there will be no delays)

Quote:
Holy crap! Look at the attantion to detail on my hair !


She too, is pre-ordered.
(Those curls! Her sandwich offering... I couldn't resist....)
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/13/13 06:20 PM

Oh yeah, das right! All dat, anna sammich!
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/13/13 07:21 PM

I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the Cu-Poche line. It's as if the Nendoroid line and the Figma line had a love child. This Saber is pretty k???a??.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/14/13 02:54 PM

I have high hopes for this line.
There just as cute as the nendoroids, are as posable as figmas, and are at a very sweet price line.
But...

I honestley don't see it competing with nendoroids though.
The whole concept of the Nendoroid is that; It's your favorite characters as chibi's!

The vibe I get from Cu-poche is more like; Your favorite character, as a cutesey kid!

You might go and think; that's the same thing, and I would say; no there is a subtle difference between the two.

But as I said, I hope the line does really well, I want to see Mami and Kyoko come out from for this line. (Mami is already in the works. :D) As well as ALL the girls from the idolm@ster line; not just the "top" ones.

My two cents... (sorry for the long post. blush)
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 03/14/13 05:41 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
@ Sevi

I hear you on the one coin stuff.
I had been at one point eyeing the Hakuoki one coin set... but then price jumped Waaaayyyy to high for me...

Way above "one 500(?)yen coin * number_of_figures_in_the_box"?
(those trading figures are supposed to be put in gachapon machines where you insert a coin to get a random item out after all... wink )

A very large chunk of my collection consists of trading figures and prize figures, but AFAIK the only trading figures I have in the "one coin" line are the Escaflowne ones. (damn it, myfigurecollection doesn't have those tagged as "one coin"; need to fix that sometime in the far future...)

It seems that in the last few years for many (trading) figures it's "preorder or make do with sites like eBay, Yahoo auctions etc. and higher prices", which is understandable, since IIRC I read somewhere that they have to sell something like 90-95% of a figure production run to hit the breakeven point, so keeping the production run at the lower side of expected demand instead of still having some left over after years makes more business sense. :-|

My Chibikyun Chara Irisviel von Eizenbern still isn't here. frown
I guess the snowfall here in Europe has delayed SAL shipments from Japan... frown
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 03/14/13 06:13 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
The vibe I get from Cu-poche is more like; Your favorite character, as a cutesey kid!

A bit like the "half age characters" trading figures?

Originally Posted By: sevi
I wish I could aford those one coin sets. If I could find a legit set for under $200 I would buy them but the closest thing I have is a Hetalia set that's probably bootleg.

Ow, unless that was a 24 figure box, that's a huge markup. (on release a 10 figure box should be about 5000-6000 yen)

Originally Posted By: sevi

What I really want right now is this figure I saw a pic of online of Gilbert Nightray, but I haven't found it for sale anywhere. I'm also thinking of getting a Shiki figure to go with my Akira (Togainu no Chi).
Edit: Just bought Shiki. Put myself on a waitlist for Gil but it's looking doubtful so far that I'll ever get him.

http://myfigurecollection.net/search.php?overall=Gilbert+Nightray only list 1 figure and it has a 2013-05-27 Japanses pre-order date and is tagged as "Bundled with Pandora Hearts vol.20 limited edition."
It seems to have a pre-order stop at AmiAmi and my Japanese is too non-existing to see if it's actually pre-orderable from http://www.amazon.co.jp/PandoraHearts-20-%E5%88%9D%E5%9B%9E%E9%99%90%E5%AE%9A%E7%89%B9%E8%A3%85%E7%89%88-SE%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9%E3%83%97%E3%83%AC%E3%83%9F%E3%82%A2%E3%83%A0-%E6%9C%9B%E6%9C%88/dp/4757535872/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363301901&sr=8-1
(AFAIK Rightstuf doesn't sell Japanese manga, so I don't see a problem posting that link...)
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/14/13 06:38 PM

@ Maruko-kun

Yeah, in regards to the Cu-poche line, that's a great way to think of it. smile
I think it will find it's niche. smile

And the Hakuoki set I mentioned, it was around 120-ish which I thought was reasonable, but then it jumped up to about 180-200. eek
Needless to say... Not getting it.

Also, sorry your figures haven't arrived yet. I hope they get to soon. smile
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 03/14/13 07:39 PM

I actually managed to find a reasonably priced legit full one coin set for Togainu no Chi/Lamento the Void/Sweet Pool Chiral Gakuen set. So of course I bought it.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/15/13 03:18 PM

Sweet. smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/18/13 10:25 PM

I wonder if Cheap One will be able to resist this one.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 03/18/13 10:39 PM

I have my chibi Asuna. That will be enough. I don't have room for normal figures. Plus I have to save for the AOA release. I would much rather have Asuna on my screen then on my shelve.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 03/19/13 09:19 AM

Irisviel arrived. smile
http://anime-nl.net/images/merch_fz_iri_box.jpg
I guess that's the smallest box they use... (it was securely shrinkwrapped to a slab of cardboard that was snugly wedged in the package)

http://anime-nl.net/images/merch_fz_iri.jpg

She's about the same size as my Higurashi trading figures and, much, much smaller than my Rider prize figure. wink (both are by Banpresto)
http://anime-nl.net/images/merch_fz_iri_vs_rider.jpg


Originally Posted By: J.E.S
And the Hakuoki set I mentioned, it was around 120-ish which I thought was reasonable, but then it jumped up to about 180-200. eek
Needless to say... Not getting it.

To me it's kind of sad that a 100% markup over the initial release price is seen as "reasonable". frown
I think I've managed to look up that set: 9 figures originally sold in a box of 9 for 5400 yen in April 2010.
2010 is recent enough that such a box of trading figures very likely uses the "at least a complete set in each box" system, so there shouldn't be a high markup from a seller for having to search through 'N' boxes to get a complete set...
(Don't even see much of the "there are 2 color variants of a 'secret' figure and only 1 is included in each box, so you need to buy at least 2 boxes for an 'extra complete' set" system any more. Must have been old gachapon machinese in Steins;Gate, since you don't see many "metal" color variants these days... wink )


Let's see if I can stick to my "this was probably my last figure in a long time" intent this time... wink
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/19/13 03:53 PM

I'm glad she got to you safe and sound. smile

And as for your "this is my last figure for while"...
Riiiiiight. That's what we all say... smirk
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 03/19/13 11:33 PM

That Rider figure looks huge though. He could eat my bitty Shinji and Kaworu pakus for a snack. (they are both about the size of a dime wink )
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 03/20/13 05:25 AM

Originally Posted By: sevi
That Rider figure looks huge though. He could eat my bitty Shinji and Kaworu pakus for a snack. (they are both about the size of a dime wink )

Both Sega and Banpresto seem to make pretty large prize figures from time to time.
(for ex. my Mari prize figure dwarves all my other Evangelion character figures and also most of the EVA figures)
Rider is about 18 centimeters (about 7 inches according to google's measurement conversion) .
Based on the numbers of the 1/8th scale one J.E.S. has, my Rider is "only" something like 1/11th scale.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/20/13 05:05 PM

That goes to show you how BOSS Rider is. grin
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/24/13 06:17 PM

Argh!
I really do need a better camera...
I'll apologize in advance for these pics as my camera really doesn't seem to like photographing figmas for some reason.

First, the love plus girls.

Manaka on the left, Rinko on the right, and Nene in the center.
They're lovely figma's, shame both me and the camera suck to much in showing you how lovely they are. smirk

Next is Mana Miyuki from Se-kirara

She's wears glasses; I'm weak. 'Nuff said. smirk

Here's Sonico!

By the way; She's not a figma, but they do have one of her coming out though.

It really does make sad that this was the best I could do, she's so 'effin cute; you'd just eat her up the moment you'd see her.

But her cuteness pails in comparison to;

Sakura Miku!

Oh dear lord, she is just to cute!
She actually makes me wish I had ordered multiples of her, so I could display her in all her poses! So cute is she that, even just looking at her fills me with such giddiness that I feel like I should squee.
Yeah, I think she's just that cute. XD

Well, looking forward to the first week of april, cause that's when I'll be getting my march order in from ******.
Can't wait! XD
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 03/25/13 02:03 AM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: sevi
That Rider figure looks huge though. He could eat my bitty Shinji and Kaworu pakus for a snack. (they are both about the size of a dime wink )

Both Sega and Banpresto seem to make pretty large prize figures from time to time.
(for ex. my Mari prize figure dwarves all my other Evangelion character figures and also most of the EVA figures)
Rider is about 18 centimeters (about 7 inches according to google's measurement conversion) .
Based on the numbers of the 1/8th scale one J.E.S. has, my Rider is "only" something like 1/11th scale.


Wow. They seem so much bigger than that. So, I guess even JES's Rider would be smaller than my 1/6 th scale Belldandy. Though she is the largest one I have in my collection.
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 03/25/13 03:23 PM

Originally Posted By: sevi
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

Both Sega and Banpresto seem to make pretty large prize figures from time to time.
(for ex. my Mari prize figure dwarves all my other Evangelion character figures and also most of the EVA figures)
Rider is about 18 centimeters (about 7 inches according to google's measurement conversion) .
Based on the numbers of the 1/8th scale one J.E.S. has, my Rider is "only" something like 1/11th scale.


Wow. They seem so much bigger than that. So, I guess even JES's Rider would be smaller than my 1/6 th scale Belldandy. Though she is the largest one I have in my collection.


Well, http://myfigurecollection.net/search.php...&catalogid= doesn't list many Belldandy figures that list both scale and height, but based on those that do, I doubt a 1/6th scale Belldandy outsizes J.E.S.'s Rider which is listed as 265 mm (10.34 in). (I'd guess from the 1/8ths: about 8/6 * 170-190 ~= 227-253mm for a standing 1/6th scale Belldandy.)
Yes, Rider is a big, big man... wink

From all type of figures, my biggest are probably the 1/48th scale VF-1 Max Type (300mm/11.7in http://myfigurecollection.net/item/4034 ) and 1/60th scale Queadluun Rau - Miria type (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/4084 ), followed closely by Escaflowne (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/8006 ), while for human(oid)s, Noriko from Gunbuster is probably my largest (220mm/8.58in http://myfigurecollection.net/item/143 )
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 03/25/13 03:45 PM

Yeah. You're right she is smaller @ about 9.5 inches. Just goes to prove I'm horrible at size estimations, especially since she was still in her box.
In other news, my one coin NitroPlus Chiral figures came today and they are official merchandise. smile I should take some pics soon. Set them near Akira and Shiki.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/25/13 11:26 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: sevi
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

Both Sega and Banpresto seem to make pretty large prize figures from time to time.
(for ex. my Mari prize figure dwarves all my other Evangelion character figures and also most of the EVA figures)
Rider is about 18 centimeters (about 7 inches according to google's measurement conversion) .
Based on the numbers of the 1/8th scale one J.E.S. has, my Rider is "only" something like 1/11th scale.


Wow. They seem so much bigger than that. So, I guess even JES's Rider would be smaller than my 1/6 th scale Belldandy. Though she is the largest one I have in my collection.


Well, http://myfigurecollection.net/search.php...&catalogid= doesn't list many Belldandy figures that list both scale and height, but based on those that do, I doubt a 1/6th scale Belldandy outsizes J.E.S.'s Rider which is listed as 265 mm (10.34 in). (I'd guess from the 1/8ths: about 8/6 * 170-190 ~= 227-253mm for a standing 1/6th scale Belldandy.)
Yes, Rider is a big, big man... wink

From all type of figures, my biggest are probably the 1/48th scale VF-1 Max Type (300mm/11.7in http://myfigurecollection.net/item/4034 ) and 1/60th scale Queadluun Rau - Miria type (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/4084 ), followed closely by Escaflowne (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/8006 ), while for human(oid)s, Noriko from Gunbuster is probably my largest (220mm/8.58in http://myfigurecollection.net/item/143 )
I don't know which is sexier, Noriko; or the Valkyrie. whistle
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 03/26/13 10:12 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I don't know which is sexier, Noriko; or the Valkyrie. whistle

Sheesh, kiku, no drooling over exposed booster engines and missile launchers! wink


(that's about the least "wrong" I could formulate that...)
Posted by: dark_producer

Re: Figures - 03/26/13 08:36 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

Well, http://myfigurecollection.net/search.php...&catalogid= doesn't list many Belldandy figures that list both scale and height, but based on those that do, I doubt a 1/6th scale Belldandy outsizes J.E.S.'s Rider which is listed as 265 mm (10.34 in).

apart from this one, though i suppose she is sort of cheating with that one. grin and i am immediately regretting looking at that because i want that figure. badly! cry
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 03/26/13 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: dark_producer
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun

Well, http://myfigurecollection.net/search.php...&catalogid= doesn't list many Belldandy figures that list both scale and height, but based on those that do, I doubt a 1/6th scale Belldandy outsizes J.E.S.'s Rider which is listed as 265 mm (10.34 in).

apart from this one, though i suppose she is sort of cheating with that one. grin and i am immediately regretting looking at that because i want that figure. badly! cry


At least that one isn't as expensive as the 20th Anniversary edition. But man it's gorgeous. Then again, I can afford that shirtless Kaworu Nagisa figure. drool
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 03/26/13 11:37 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: kiku
I don't know which is sexier, Noriko; or the Valkyrie. whistle

Sheesh, kiku, no drooling over exposed booster engines and missile launchers! wink


(that's about the least "wrong" I could formulate that...)

3... 2... 1... liftoff!
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 03/27/13 08:02 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: kiku
I don't know which is sexier, Noriko; or the Valkyrie. whistle

Sheesh, kiku, no drooling over exposed booster engines and missile launchers! wink


(that's about the least "wrong" I could formulate that...)

3... 2... 1... liftoff!

The Valkyrie !
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/30/13 07:44 PM

While I wait for my order from ****** to come in some other figures I ordered of of ****** came in.

The girls of Se-kirara

Yay for anime and it's love for giving girls rainbow hair!
They are:
Green- Nozomi
Pink- Yuu
Blonde- Aya
Indigo- Shizuno
Brunette- Miyuki

I must say they're really nice... and with them, I've now found myself smitten with figmas. smirk
Even I though I love Madoka, and her nendoroid, and her scale figure, her Figma left much to be desired. (she was the first figma I got.) I'm still not a fan of the those joints, I can over look them in lieu of their poseability.
Goodness... this is getting more and more dangerous for me...
(Also I NEED a BETTER camera... cry)
grin
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 03/30/13 07:56 PM

Help!! How can I say no to this?

Kuro Usagi Blue & Pink Versions
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 03/30/13 09:10 PM

Must resist...
On the verge of finical ruin...
Must resist... crazy
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 03/30/13 10:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Help!! How can I say no to this?

Kuro Usagi Blue & Pink Versions


I can't help you there. I'm still fighting the urge to buy Tokiya Ichinose and Otoya Ittoki of UtaPri fame. I'll have to satisfy myself when my shirtless Kaworu-chan gets here wink

Kaworu came today in all his shirt-free glory. So cute <3
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/05/13 03:49 PM

I got my March haul in earlier this week... YAY! laugh

It would have a much bigger haul had Good Smile and it's affiliates not delayed so many of their items... mad ... Ah well can't be helped... (also... I'm getting kinda frustrated with my camera lately... It just doesn't want to focus on anything lately... So I apologize in advance for the VERY crappy photo's... blush )

First up is Akiho from Robotics; Notes

I love the little mech she comes with... plus, GLASSES! laugh (I hear she doesn't really wear them though... frown )

Next is Henrietta... Drinking tea! laugh

Yes, I won't lie, I got her just for that... it... it... was so cute! XD

Another vocoloid, this one is named Lily

I love her like this. smirk I keep asking if she'll sing for me and she just tells me off... Love it! <3

Last but most certainly not least...
FIGMA GODOKA! XD

I can only say one thing... SQUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEE!!!!! XD

And,
A group shot of the girls. smile

I really really really I love that Madoka!
SQUEEEE!!!! XD
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 04/05/13 03:54 PM

Did you know that Japan has official 80 yen Miku postage stamps?
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/05/13 06:02 PM

Ah, good thing I'm not a stamp collector. wink
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 04/05/13 11:15 PM

I love your Henrietta. Does she come with her SIG Sauer P239, or just her Fabrique Nationale P90?
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/06/13 05:51 AM

She just comes with the P90.
Nice thing though, is that her violin case can open and her gun can be placed in it. I thought that was a really nice touch.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 04/06/13 11:33 AM

I came across this Senran Kagura Figure: Katsuragi ( very Cute )
by accident, than I decided to see where it came from.

Than this little bit of Cover Art & WIKI page

Just on what I've found here, I'm hoping this one gets a R1 English Dub Release!
What say you kiku ?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 04/06/13 11:36 AM

I've told Kiku about it already, cause I thought there would be a lot of pantsu. But after watching it, I have found out that was not true.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 04/06/13 11:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
I've told Kiku about it already, cause I thought there would be a lot of pantsu. But after watching it, I have found out that was not true.

Ah to bad, okay than never mind.. wink
( there area a lot of Cute/Sexey Pictures if you Goggle "Senran Kagura" )
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 04/06/13 11:45 AM

It is still very sexy. They fight in bikinis.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 04/06/13 12:52 PM

@ J.E.S. - Yup, she truly is an excellent poseable figure (Figma?). The only thing stopping me from jumping on her (woops) is the fact that I can't find a seller on Amazon listed as "Fulfillment By Amazon" selling her. I have however, found a seller for the Ikaros nendo and a seller for the Nymph nendo listed as such. I have also considered chaining myself to the bed (woops) and/or destroying my modem to avoid temptation.

@ B Dub - The link to ANN simply comes up as "No hotlinking to ANN".

@ Cheap One - Swimsuits are like pantsu that girls don't cover up.

@ J.E.S., B Dub, & Cheap One - No worries, kiku's aware of the nature of Senran Kagura and has his yes peeled. Did you know that Katsuragi and Mirai are Cast-Off?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 04/06/13 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
@ Cheap One - Swimsuits are like pantsu that girls don't cover up.


Indeed. The pantsu I thought I saw in the PV I posted in the YouTube topic was in fact just bikini bottoms. The Kagura girls do love their swimsuits.

Quote:
@ J.E.S., B Dub, & Cheap One - No worries, kiku's aware of the nature of Senran Kagura and has his yes peeled. Did you know that Katsuragi and Mirai are Cast-Off?


What do you mean by Cast-Off? In the show they are rivals if that is what you mean. Katsuragi is part of the good girl group and Mirai is part of the evil girl group.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 04/06/13 01:07 PM

Cast-Off is term that describes a figure whose clothes (or a portion of them) can be removed.
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 04/06/13 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Cast-Off is term that describes a figure whose clothes (or a portion of them) can be removed.

OIC grin
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/06/13 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
@ J.E.S. - Yup, she truly is an excellent poseable figure (Figma?). The only thing stopping me from jumping on her (woops) is the fact that I can't find a seller on Amazon listed as "Fulfillment By Amazon" selling her. I have however, found a seller for the Ikaros nendo and a seller for the Nymph nendo listed as such. I have also considered chaining myself to the bed (woops) and/or destroying my modem to avoid temptation.


That would be because none of the "official" U.S. distributors have her yet. American releases are usually a month or two behind the japanese ones.
Also, I figured out what the heck I did to my camera!
I fixed so now my pics'll look (semi) decent again! Yay!

So here's a shot of the previous girls, now on a shelf in my room.
Not the best I know but still better than the previous shots of them.

Akiho and Lily.

Godoka smirk and Henrietta

Speaking of Godoka... smirk
Here's a semi reenactment of the OP

And Both Madoka and Godoka telling you they'll be here for you. smile

XD
Have I mentioned I really like Godoka... <3
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 04/07/13 12:35 AM

The way Akiho is looking over her glasses is priceless.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/10/13 05:48 PM

This has been announced for a while now...
Madoka Petanko trading set

It comes out in August...
I want to get it... but...

I already have this on pre-order.

I want the trading figure set cause it'll come with the girls in there school/ casual clothes... But I don't want to essentially re-buy the magical versions of them again.

Argh!
Should I just bite the bullet and get it?
Should I just forget about it?
Or, should I wait for Right Stuf to put it on pre-order... (hint, hint wink )
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 04/11/13 12:25 AM

Got my Gakupo nendoroid in the mail today smile

But I just remembered that I never managed to get around to putting the heads back on all of my Pinky St figures. Blargh... it's gonna take forever. (My nephew came into my room and took all their heads off. Don't ask crazy )
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/11/13 04:56 PM

Cograts!
Just becareful, nedo's are like chips; you can't have just one! laugh
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 04/11/13 05:03 PM

I know. I already have Kirito on preorder from last night.
I don't think I'll ever have as many of them as I do Pinky Street figures though. I think I have somewhere between 50-75 of them >.<
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/11/13 05:09 PM

Whoa... That's alot of pinky. o_O
I'm kinda jealous.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 04/11/13 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
This has been announced for a while now...
Madoka Petanko trading set

It comes out in August...
I want to get it... but...

I already have this on pre-order.

I want the trading figure set cause it'll come with the girls in there school/ casual clothes... But I don't want to essentially re-buy the magical versions of them again.

Argh!
Should I just bite the bullet and get it?
Should I just forget about it?
Or, should I wait for Right Stuf to put it on pre-order... (hint, hint wink )
You can justify getting the new set because... you had to get the first set to get the Kyuubey. devil
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/11/13 06:52 PM

Argh!
Stop tempting me Kiku!
But those uniforms... Kyoko's hot pants...
Nooooo!
Must resist... (or wait for Right Stuf... Hint hint wink. )
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 04/19/13 12:36 PM

Um...

What have I done?...

I've been keepin' quiet because I was unsure of the quality and whether or not I would receive the products but...

What have I done?...

They are awesome! Atop the smaller center shelf of my anime collection, rests two immaculate (and expensive) glass doll domes with walnut bases. Within one of these domes resides Nymph lazily eating chips whilst zoning out. Within the other, resides Ikaros maternally caring for her precious watermelon. I've even placed my Heaven's Lost Property Angeloid Of Clockwork mousepad (which has a rubber bottom) that I received as a bonus gift with the movie, strategically in front of the domes to help to insure that they don't slide off of the shelf. They are both legitimate brand spankin' new Good Smile Nendoroids and the quality is exceptional. I put their extra parts in disposable tupperwareish containers, which fit inside the respective boxes; which just fit on the shelf top behing the two Nendos in their domes. The glass domes are absolutely perfect for viewing and should thwart all but the most brazen from messing with my angels...

What have I done?
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 04/19/13 01:24 PM

Hi Kiku, welcome to FA Figures Anonymous
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/19/13 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Hi Kiku, welcome to FA Figures Anonymous


HI KIKU! You can sit right next to me. :3 XD
Anywho, I finally got my net fixed! YAY! cry (of joy!)

Just popped in to show off this Yuna figure graciously gifted to me by Sevi! (Thank You again Sevi! laugh )

Yuna 1

Yuna 2

Yuna 3

Yuna 4

Yuna the Savior!

I have the anime she's from so it's really nice to have a figure to along with it.
Again, Thank you Sevi! <3
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 04/20/13 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Hi Kiku, welcome to FA Figures Anonymous
Hey man! Don't talk to me like I'm some kinda freak! I only have two Nendoroids... under expensive glass domes. I don't need it. It's not like I need it. OMG they look so cute on my shelf. It's only two! (Goes off pouting.)
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 04/20/13 04:15 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Hi Kiku, welcome to FA Figures Anonymous


HI KIKU! You can sit right next to me. :3 XD
Anywho, I finally got my net fixed! YAY! cry (of joy!)

Just popped in to show off this Yuna figure graciously gifted to me by Sevi! (Thank You again Sevi! laugh )

Yuna 1

Yuna 2

Yuna 3

Yuna 4

Yuna the Savior!

I have the anime she's from so it's really nice to have a figure to along with it.
Again, Thank you Sevi! <3
From Galaxy Fraulein Yuna? That's BA! Sweet battle armor. BTW do you have Pandora's Box under your moniter?
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 04/20/13 05:01 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Hi Kiku, welcome to FA Figures Anonymous


HI KIKU! You can sit right next to me. :3 XD
Anywho, I finally got my net fixed! YAY! cry (of joy!)

Just popped in to show off this Yuna figure graciously gifted to me by Sevi! (Thank You again Sevi! laugh )

Yuna 1

Yuna 2

Yuna 3

Yuna 4

Yuna the Savior!

I have the anime she's from so it's really nice to have a figure to along with it.
Again, Thank you Sevi! <3

Thats a very nice figure of her, very nice ! grin
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 04/20/13 07:33 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Hi Kiku, welcome to FA Figures Anonymous


HI KIKU! You can sit right next to me. :3 XD
Anywho, I finally got my net fixed! YAY! cry (of joy!)

Just popped in to show off this Yuna figure graciously gifted to me by Sevi! (Thank You again Sevi! laugh )

Yuna 1

Yuna 2

Yuna 3

Yuna 4

Yuna the Savior!

I have the anime she's from so it's really nice to have a figure to along with it.
Again, Thank you Sevi! <3


I'm glad she got there safe. Awesome pics laugh
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/20/13 09:02 PM

@Kiku

Yeap. It's that Yuna. When Sevi said who it was, I was like; Sweet!

@B-Dub
She really is. grin

@Sevi
Once again, many thanks! XD
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 04/20/13 09:06 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
What, no mention of the black skull box of evil?
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/20/13 10:53 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
What, no mention of the black skull box of evil?


Ah, I'm sorry. blush
I wasn't supposed to show that heinous evil... cry
I am a bad Keeper of order...cry
Now all the world shall perish due to my foolishness of having shown it...cry
... smirk ... Not... Just messing with you. wink
That belongs to my younger brother. He keeps his loose change in it.
We got it from an LTD catalog. It's also where we got the the two dragon statuettes you see in the first pic.
They can sell some pretty interesting things from time to time.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 04/21/13 05:39 PM

The dragons are pretty BA. BTW...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.E.S.!!!
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 04/21/13 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
The dragons are pretty BA. BTW...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.E.S.!!!

Ditto ! grin
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 04/21/13 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By: BWBODDY
Originally Posted By: kiku
The dragons are pretty BA. BTW...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.E.S.!!!

Ditto ! grin


That's a ditto from me too, JES grin Happy Birthday ^_^v ~<3
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/21/13 09:17 PM

Aw, thank Y'all. smile
It makes me so happy to see this that I could just... cry
(I really mean it too. :D)
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 04/29/13 02:18 PM

Not figures, but I didn't want to create a seperate topic for it and this one is IMHO the least bad match... wink

Set of 20 random AIC cels (was only about $35 including shipping...)
I tried to ID them as well as I could. If someone knows the "unknown"s or sees one I did mis-ID, please tell me!

BGC 2040:
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-bgc2040-1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-bgc2040-2.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-bgc2040-3.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-bgc2040-3-back.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-bgc2040-4.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-bgc2040-4-back.jpg

Battle Athletes:
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-battle-1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-battle-2.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-battle-2-back.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-battle-3.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-battle-3-back.jpg

El Hazard:
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-elhazard-1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-elhazard-1-back.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-elhazard-2.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-elhazard-3.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-elhazard-4.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-elhazard-5.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-elhazard-5-back.jpg

Now and Then, Here and There:

http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-NaTHaT-1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-NaTHaT-1-back.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-NaTHaT-2.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-NaTHaT-2-back.jpg


unknown (only grouped by name if I saw a clear relation between 2 cels) :
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-1a.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-1a-back.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-1b.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-1b-back.jpg

http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-2a.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-2a-back.jpg

http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-3a.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-3a-back.jpg
(I'm leaning towards this being "Now and Then, Here and There", but I'm not sure...)

http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-4a.jpg
(maybe BGC 2040? Google Image search is really failing me...)

http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-5a.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/cel/cel-unknown-5a-back.jpg


According to HLJ the cels should be random picks from these series:

Tenchi Muyo!
Magical Girl Pretty Sammy
Vampire Princess Miyu
El Hazard
Macross II
Now and Then, Here and There
Dual!
Battle Athletes Daiundokai
Photon
Bubblegum Crisis
Night Walker
Burn-Up-Excess
Virtua Fighter

Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/29/13 03:19 PM

Okay, I think I can answer a few of them for you.

The First unknown set is most likely from Armitage Dual Matrix.

The Third might be from Green Legend Ran. ( big might on my part. though)

And the fourth and 5th unknown sets are from Blue Gender.

The second set, sorry, I have no idea.

Hope that helps, if only a bit.
Also... DAYUM! That is one awesome haul! XD
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 04/30/13 07:34 PM

It's the end of April, and my orders for my figures have come in.
I'm so happy and terrified at the same time. sweat
What did I get... Weelllll....

First was the Madoka Pentako set.

I like Madoka. smile

Then as a B-day present; Vile.
I was going to own his whiskey drink'in @$$ one way or another. XD

Then came the AmiAmi orders.

Here is the first of the Cu'poche's; Haruka & Madoka.

I really like Madoka. smile

My thoughts; I like them. Like I said, I don't see them over taking the Nendoroids share, they'll co-exist with them. (Hopefully)

Here's Fate from the second Nanoha Movie.

Mami in her school uniform. (I LOVE MAMI! XD)

I really do (like Madoka)! XD

Dead Master upon her throne. I just love that "Go Die" look she has. XD

LO! Ultimate Madoka! ( In nendoroid form smirk )

I reeeeaaallly like Madoka... smirk

Frau (Robotics;Notes) and Wakana(Tari Tari)

Frau laughs at you cause you do not know the joy of reading BL smirk , and Wakana is there to tell you it's alright.

Leo and Dumas are here to stand gaurd for my collection.

Pit and his couterpart, Dark Pit will also protect my lovely hoard! XD

Also, I'm really excited to get this guy, the moment I saw him I was... shocked
... I MUST HAVE HIM!!!
Who is he?

He is...

Aoba from Drammatical Murder.

He is such a gorgeous figure... it makes me well... grin

Now let's see... uh... ummm I know there's one more... OH YEAH!

It's this!
The Madoka Grafig set.

...
...
...

Have I said I really really like Madoka? smirk

And I still have one figure in transit. It should come by the end of the week.
If you can guess what it might be I'll give ya prize. wink
And NO, it's not Madoka related. frown
(But it's just as good! XD)

EDIT:

Well, my last figure for April came in and...

XD !!!!

It's so frickin CUTE!
It's cuteness cannot be denied!
I fell in love with when I saw and HAD to have it! XD
Best of all...

Was this neat little surprise on the backside of the figure.

And with that, I am massively broke. sweat
But it was worth it. smirk
Can't wait now for the end of May to do it all over again. laugh
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 05/07/13 10:28 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Okay, I think I can answer a few of them for you.
The First unknown set is most likely from Armitage Dual Matrix.
The Third might be from Green Legend Ran. ( big might on my part. though)
And the fourth and 5th unknown sets are from Blue Gender.
The second set, sorry, I have no idea.
Hope that helps, if only a bit.
Also... DAYUM! That is one awesome haul! XD

Based on you and zrdb ID-ing 5a as "Blue Gender" and some subsequent google image searching, I think 1a and 1b are also "Bleu Gender": http://www.animeclick.it/prove/serie/BlueGender/BlueGender4.jpg looks very much like 1a/1b.
4a: based on hair/skin/eye color and the fact that a few others are also Blue Gender: you're probably right.
3a: keep leaning towards Now and Then, Here and There: http://www.type40.com/People/Images/Roles/r012296_001.jpg

And it also was quite a cheap haul, since it's a set of random cels: just 2000 yen plus IIRC about 1100 yen shipping.

Back to figures: have my vacation money arriving soon and other than paying for my website for another year and putting the rest on a savings account, I didn't really have a destination for it, so I ended up breaking my "nah, won't be buying any figures for the forseeable future" already by ordering the Fate/Zero chess pieces set ( http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/558142&ref=item%3A125286 Keeping fingers crossed a box of 6 contains all 6 characters; black or white base doesn't matter to me since I won't use them to play chess. ;-P ) and used bonus points at another site to grab 2 random Type-Moon Nendoroid Petits (keeping fingers crossed one of them will be a Tohsaka Rin) .

PS: thanks for the help with the cels to both you and zrdb!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 05/07/13 03:47 PM

Your welcome. smile

Also, smile on the chess set. Those figures look really nice.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 05/10/13 02:40 AM

I finally went and splurged on the Date Masamune Nendoroid. He's just too cute. And I'm still kicking myself for not buying the Petit Nendoroid set from Junjou Romantica while they were still afordable. >.<
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 05/10/13 03:19 PM

Originally Posted By: sevi
I finally went and splurged on the Date Masamune Nendoroid. He's just too cute. And I'm still kicking myself for not buying the Petit Nendoroid set from Junjou Romantica while they were still afordable. >.<


I know I you feel, I spent a pretty penny on my Lum figma, but she was worth every penny to me. grin
Also, squeee! I've seen that one, he looks just precious! Congrats on getting him. >.< b
Posted by: TroyR

Re: Figures - 05/10/13 04:20 PM

Speaking of Figures, we're giving away a bunch of Tiger & Bunny figures at the end of the month... some details here. smile

http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/main/news/individual/?ForumThreadName=FT0000005243
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 05/10/13 06:40 PM

Originally Posted By: TroyR
Speaking of Figures, we're giving away a bunch of Tiger & Bunny figures at the end of the month... some details here. smile

http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/main/news/individual/?ForumThreadName=FT0000005243

I want it, I want it, I want it grin
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 05/14/13 05:14 PM

Sorry it took a while, but here are my Spike & Vicious figures
Someone asked to see them ( I forgot who )
Sorry for the fuzzy Pics, its the best I can do with the Digital Camera I have
Posted by: Hobby Ninja

Re: Figures - 05/16/13 05:52 PM

Wow J.E.S., you sure have become quite the collector. You must have an amazing collection by now.

How many figures so far?
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 05/16/13 08:57 PM

Eh heheheh...
Although I started just about year ago...
It's ballooned up to 200... sweat At least that's how it reads on myfigurecollection.net
I'm trying to show some self-control... but's thats never been a strong point of mine. frown
Posted by: Satellizer

Re: Figures - 05/18/13 04:54 PM

I have ONE figure haha
I want more
they are just so gorgeous
I know where to get some at decent prices.
I just need to get a job so I can get my hands on them.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 05/18/13 04:58 PM

Bought the Kuma/Teddy Nendoroid from Persona 4.
And OMG, JES. Is that your Zetsubou-sensei Nendoroid in that link? I'm so jealous right now >.<~
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 05/18/13 07:28 PM


No, sadly I don't have that one. frown
But he's on my wish list.
I go by the name of jesmagicchild on myfigurecollection.
It's the nendoroid petit sets that make it look like I have a big collection though.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 05/20/13 02:04 PM

Little Kuma came today with his Teddy "suit". He's just so cute >.<~ KWEEEEE!!!!
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 05/20/13 04:36 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.

I go by the name of jesmagicchild on myfigurecollection.

I decided to log in there and send you a friend request.
(even though I haven't updated my list in years... Damn you enormous list of TODOs! Where's Belldandy? I want to wish for 28 or 32 hour days... wink frown )

Keeping my fingers crossed my Fate/Zero chess pieces arrive before the end of the month so I can check them for complete-set-ness, so I know if my convention dealer room wishlist is completely empty or not.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 05/20/13 07:18 PM

@ Sevi:

Squee! X3 He is a darling! I want him! X3

@Maruko-kun:

Received and accepted. Thank you. smile
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/01/13 02:19 PM

The last of my may order came in today... yay!

So here's the whole kit'n kaboodle... smirk

First up, aren't figures per-say but, I just wanted to include them anyways... grin

My Hetalia ruberstraps

Dear lord they're so cute! XD I'm thinking of getting another box cause I don't want to mess these lil' cuties up! (I need help I know... sweat )

Now to actual figures; first up is the only scale I got this month:

Homura by Gift.

When I saw her I literally gasped. I thought she was so graceful and elegant, I simply had to have her.

A somewhat closer shot of her.

Sigh... So lovely... grin

On to figmas... I got two of them...

This handsome fellow here... yummy

And this lil' cuite here.

My baby brother threatens to steel my Sonico away from me... frown

For one of my favorite lines; The Nendoroids, I got four:

From SAO; Kirito

From Queens Blade; Melona (SO CUTE! XD)

From Cardfight Vanguard; Aichi

Dat blush face... yummy

Alice, she's from an online Mahjong game.

Loli's for the win! XD

Aaannnd a little bit of fun with them here. smirk

Aww poor Aichi. smirk

Last but not least is another petit Nendoroid set, this of the IdolM@aster Cinderella girls!

First, Anzu, Kaede, and Rika

Rin and Kanako in their regular outfits

And here they are in their Rare outfits. (Kanako is just too CUTE! XD)

And that's it for May.
As for June...
...
...
...
I really DO need to learn to self-control soon... sweat
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 06/01/13 02:25 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Homura by Gift.

When I saw her I literally gasped. I thought she was so graceful and elegant, I simply had to have her.

A somewhat closer shot of her.

Sigh... So lovely... grin
I like this one
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/01/13 02:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Homura by Gift.

When I saw her I literally gasped. I thought she was so graceful and elegant, I simply had to have her.

A somewhat closer shot of her.

Sigh... So lovely... grin
I like this one



She's a Beauty... grin
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 06/01/13 02:27 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Aaah! Sleepy tears! Kawaii!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/01/13 02:29 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Aaah! Sleepy tears! Kawaii!


You should see her,

Forced Smile. devil
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 06/02/13 12:40 AM

I had to reorder my Kirito nendoroid so he won't be here for a while frown

And I ended up buying another keychain set. So now I have 2 coming this month (Gintama and Kuroko no Basket). Plus another set from Medaka Box on my wish list.

Gah... I'm such a keychain addict >.<
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/02/13 08:36 AM

That sucks.
What happened? Did the place you order from cancel on you?
Also, Some of those Keychains sets are really nice...
Should I be glad I never have any monies to start collecting those... smirk
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 06/03/13 04:29 PM

My Fate/Zero chess pieces still aren't here, even though they shipped from Japan on the 9th of May. cry


But I went to a con last weekend, used a shop's frequent shopper point system to get 2 random Type-Moon Collection Nendoroid Petit, which ended up:
- Saber Lily
- Ciel
I had hoped one of them would be Tohsaka Rin, but luckily I found another dealer selling the boxes opened and they still had a Rin. smile

In addition to that I also bought:
- Ichiban Kuji Premium Fate/Zero PART 1: Kiritsugu Emiya
- Steins;Gate: Chibi Kyun-Chara: Makise Kurisu

http://anime-nl.net/images/merch_fz_sg.jpg

And then I thought "aww, I should give Kurisu a equally tiny Okabe as company", but hit the wall of the only small Okabe being a very rare prize figure, but after many "sold out"s, I did find that ~600yen prize figure prized at 3316 yen + shipping, thought "to hell with it, I have some unallocated money" and ended up ordering it. ( http://myfigurecollection.net/item/141961_steins_gate_movie_fukaryouiki_no_dejavu_okabe_rint )
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 06/03/13 04:35 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
That sucks.
What happened? Did the place you order from cancel on you?
Also, Some of those Keychains sets are really nice...
Should I be glad I never have any monies to start collecting those... smirk


The credit card I was using got screwed up. When I got the replacement I went to reorder him but he wasn't listed anymore.
And I ended up buying 2 more keychain sets last night: One Piece and Hikaru no Go.
I'm just so weak >.<
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 06/03/13 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: sevi

I'm just so weak >.<

Just see it as doing your duty of helping the world's economy to keep running. ;-P
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/03/13 05:36 PM

@ Maruko-kun

Did you use SAL as the shipping option?
I know shipping with SAL takes a month for me.
Also, nice finds at the convention. I love that Saber Lily.
Also, that Okabe... cute!

@sevi

That sucks. frown
But at least you'll be getting him soon. His cuteness is worth it. XD
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 06/04/13 03:07 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
@ Maruko-kun

Did you use SAL as the shipping option?
I know shipping with SAL takes a month for me.

Well, SAL HLJ packages mostly take 10-14 days for me, but most of those are cheaper items, so slip past "customs" without a problem, while from what I've heard EMS etc. from Japan to the Netherlands is a near 100% chance of having to pay "customs" the VAT + handling fee. frown
If your package gets stuck at "customs" that adds about 14 days to the shipping time, so it's still on time for that 24-28 days window. frown

(all "customs" quoted, since the real customs have outsourced the work to the mail companies and in exchange allow them to charge an outrageous handling fee of EUR 13 (~$17) for SAL or EUR 17,50 (~$23) for EMS etc. , so I'm keeping EUR 20-25 ready to pay the mailman. (yep, the handling fee will be larger than the VAT part. crazy ) )
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/04/13 02:55 PM

eek

Yikes... Good luck with that.
(Times like this I'm glad they take about 20% of my pay, I would not be a happy camper if I had to take all THAT in account... more power to you)
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 06/08/13 07:57 AM

Yay! Fate/Zero Chess Piece Collection R box of 6 finally arrived!
( frown needed to pay customs: EUR 8.40 VAT, EUR 13 handling charge (~$28 total) So f-ing troll if the handling charge exceeds the VAT...)
The first of the 6 boxed I opened: Archer/Gilgamesh, my primary target. smile

Ended up with
- Archer: white king
- Saber: black queen
- Irisviel: white bishop
- Rider: white rook
- Lancer: black knight
- Berserker: black pawn


So I guess if you're just grabbing them for the figures, 1 box is enough, but if you want them to play chess, you'll need a lot of boxed... (you probably need to be very lucky to even get all the correct bases for the non-pawns from just 4 boxes...)
http://anime-nl.net/images/merch-fzc.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/merch-fzc_back1.jpg
http://anime-nl.net/images/merch-fzc_back2.jpg
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/08/13 03:42 PM

Those some nice chess pieces. smile
I heard a similar comparison made with the Tiger& Bunny set by a user on another forum.
Good thing none of us are gonna be using it for chess then. smirk
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Figures - 06/11/13 10:31 AM

I would be remiss if I didn't bring this to kiku's attention:
Mi-ya-fu-ji!!!
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 06/11/13 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
I would be remiss if I didn't bring this to kiku's attention:
Mi-ya-fu-ji!!!

Awe.... blush So Cute! grin
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 06/12/13 06:16 PM

That was quick...
Shipped on the 6th from Japan using RSAL, delivered on the 13th over here at my door in the Netherlands...
The little Okabe to compliment my little Kurisu.
http://anime-nl.net/images/merch_sg.jpg

(3-3.5 times as expensive as Kurisu, but that's what you get if the only Okabe in that scale is a rare prize figure...)


edit: sales and spare money are such an evil combination... Just ended up ordering 2 small Macross Frontier mecha at 60% off.
And while I was shopping anyway, I also added a "Nendoroid Nozomu Itoshiki 1.5" to my cart... (my first full size Nendo...)
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/13/13 02:44 PM

I love the look Kurisu has... It's such a "We're not together look." XD

Also... I know that about sales... eek I have to will myself not to look at them... Also once more... congrats on the first Nendo! smile
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 06/13/13 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
I would be remiss if I didn't bring this to kiku's attention:
Mi-ya-fu-ji!!!
I pray to all that is holy that Rightstuf does not carry her. (kiku's trembling)
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 06/14/13 09:35 AM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I pray to all that is holy that Rightstuf does not carry her. (kiku's trembling)

Praying to things holy on a site run by dark lord Shawne Kleckner?
I'm sure he will now do everything in his power to make sure your wish does not come true... laugh wink devil
(and more pictures of that figure http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/&sort=date&search=item%3A156668
But now I'm a bit confused: so there are also non-GSC Nendo's?)
Posted by: BWBODDY

Re: Figures - 06/14/13 09:42 AM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: kiku
I pray to all that is holy that Rightstuf does not carry her. (kiku's trembling)

Praying to things holy on a site run by dark lord Shawne Kleckner?
I'm sure he will now do everything in his power to make sure your wish does not come true... laugh wink devil
(and more pictures of that figure http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/&sort=date&search=item%3A156668
But now I'm a bit confused: so there are also non-GSC Nendo's?)

I keep thinking of getting her and a couple others, but not in Nendoroid form

I would love to get Yeager or at least one other with or before Miyafuji.
Its just me, but I wont feel right if I only got Miyafuji blush
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 06/14/13 03:10 PM

I don't need it. I don't need it! Wait, does she come with both Striker Units? PINKY OUT!!!
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 06/16/13 05:42 PM

Originally Posted By: SD Maruko-kun
Originally Posted By: kiku
I pray to all that is holy that Rightstuf does not carry her. (kiku's trembling)

Praying to things holy on a site run by dark lord Shawne Kleckner?
I'm sure he will now do everything in his power to make sure your wish does not come true... laugh wink devil
(and more pictures of that figure http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/&sort=date&search=item%3A156668
But now I'm a bit confused: so there are also non-GSC Nendo's?)


Nendoroids are also produced by a Japanese manufacturer called Phat! Company. They were the ones who came out with my Date Masamune nendo.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 06/16/13 10:59 PM

There's also a nendo company called Freeing if I'm not mistaken.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 06/17/13 06:24 PM

Speaking of nendoroids, my Kirito nendo came in today. Considering he wasn't supposed to come until the 26th of July at the soonest he definitely came much sooner than I expected.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/18/13 03:01 PM

Have fun with him!
I love his sad face. XD
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/29/13 02:58 PM

Well another month has gone by...
And LO!
I've more figures!
It was a some what lite month...

First... always be sure of what you're buying...

This is prime example of that.

I knew it said some assembly,but...

I didn't think it'd be THIS much. crazy

One day I might build this beauty...
But that day ain't happin NO time soon... sweat

With that aside,

I have the lovely Kagamine twins in their Append costume.

They're so cute! XD I really like that Rin's bow is semi-transparent! Sigh... Nendo's time and time again you show why I love you so... <3

Yet Another Alice comes into my possession. smirk

I opted to keep without her winter wear at the moment (this being summer and all)


Also some Hetalia stuff! X * SQUEE!!! XD

First up are these little guys

They are just too cute! I wish I had ordered a second box... there's no way I'll use these the way they were meant be used... I'm afraid they'd brake off or something... cry
I couldn't bear that. cry

Also, I got these lil cuties as well.

Can you guess which one is my favorite?

Let Miku 2.0 show you how excited I was to get him.

Also, Miku 2.0... Cute as all heck. XD

So that's it for June.
Right now I'm waiting on some items from Good Smile to come in... and July...
Dear lord...
I might be in for some trouble there... eek
(Wish me luck? sweat )
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 06/29/13 10:10 PM

I didn't even know there were Chara Fortune figures for Hetalia >.< Where did you find them, JES? And how much were they? And I thought I was lucky when I found the swingers for Chibitalia and Holy Rome.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/29/13 10:33 PM

I got them From AmiAmi for about 35 dollars. (I ordered the whole box)

Unfortunately it's sold out.
But if you want some Hetalia goods, the pre-order is still open for these guys,
Link.

Though Italy and germany are HEINOUS, everyone else looks great.
I got lucky on the swingers, the pre-order for them sold out really fast. It was luck that I was able to get a box.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 06/30/13 12:54 AM

I figured as much, but had to ask wink They sound like they were pretty cheap so I'm not surprised they went fast. They're different from the swinger set I got for around that price, but I had to get some of them seperately. I think I spent around $15 a piece for Holy Rome and Chibitalia.
In other news, I ordered the Tiger & Bunny Half Age Set 2.
(Someday I'll get around to taking pics. I swear ^=^)
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/30/13 09:37 AM

Yeah, if you were to buy them separately, they'd cost about 525 yen or about 5.50 USD. Expect them to go for 10-15 on Amazon and the like... smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 06/30/13 01:36 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Well another month has gone by...
And LO!
I've more figures!
It was a some what lite month...

First... always be sure of what you're buying...

This is prime example of that.

I knew it said some assembly,but...

I didn't think it'd be THIS much. crazy

One day I might build this beauty...
But that day ain't happin NO time soon... sweat

With that aside,

I have the lovely Kagamine twins in their Append costume.

They're so cute! XD I really like that Rin's bow is semi-transparent! Sigh... Nendo's time and time again you show why I love you so... <3

Yet Another Alice comes into my possession. smirk That has to be the classiest Nendo I've ever seen.

I opted to keep without her winter wear at the moment (this being summer and all)


Also some Hetalia stuff! X * SQUEE!!! XD

First up are these little guys

They are just too cute! I wish I had ordered a second box... there's no way I'll use these the way they were meant be used... I'm afraid they'd brake off or something... cry
I couldn't bear that. cry

Also, I got these lil cuties as well.

Can you guess which one is my favorite?

Let Miku 2.0 show you how excited I was to get him. Can anyone impart unto me the symbolism of the green onion, please?

Also, Miku 2.0... Cute as all heck. XD

So that's it for June.
Right now I'm waiting on some items from Good Smile to come in... and July...
Dear lord...
I might be in for some trouble there... eek
(Wish me luck? sweat )
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 06/30/13 03:30 PM

Ah, the Negi... (the onion)
Not to sure on the finer details of why, but the gist of it goes something like this:

One day someone made a video of Miku singing while holding a leek.
It was one the first video's made of her.

Some how that ended up becoming a part of her image.
It's kinda of an in-joke... more or less.
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 06/30/13 03:51 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Yeah, if you were to buy them separately, they'd cost about 525 yen or about 5.50 USD. Expect them to go for 10-15 on Amazon and the like... smirk


It was more like there was an official set of 6 and all the other ones came separately. I guess they were originally gatchapon prizes. Most of the ones outside the set [Britain, Japan, Romano, Switzerland, Hungary, and Prussia] were about $5. Chibi and HR were probably hard to find figures and that was why they were more.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 07/01/13 12:41 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Ah, the Negi... (the onion)
Not to sure on the finer details of why, but the gist of it goes something like this:

One day someone made a video of Miku singing while holding a leek.
It was one the first video's made of her.

Some how that ended up becoming a part of her image.
It's kinda of an in-joke... more or less.
Let us not forget... Farfetch'd!
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 07/01/13 07:45 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.

First... always be sure of what you're buying...

This is prime example of that.

I knew it said some assembly,but...

I didn't think it'd be THIS much. crazy

One day I might build this beauty...
But that day ain't happin NO time soon... sweat

Ah, model kits... think I have about 25-30 mecha model kits still to be built (some snap together, some with glue needed and 1 resin kit) . For the time being I've flagged them as "probably in 2020" or something like that... crazy

Miku and the leek: I think it might have been based off of this animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldK1gQSSTSo

My haul of small (and cheap at 50 or 60% off) mecha (don't feel like taking pictures right now) :
http://myfigurecollection.net/item/11196
http://myfigurecollection.net/item/32029
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 07/02/13 02:50 PM

That is a LOT of kits.
You'll start in 2020 and finish 2040, and if not then, get a boomer to help you out. smirk
Posted by: SD Maruko-kun

Re: Figures - 07/11/13 05:09 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
That is a LOT of kits.
You'll start in 2020 and finish 2040, and if not then, get a boomer to help you out. smirk

everything marked "model kit" at http://anime-nl.net/mymerchandise.html ...
That won't work: his hands are solid lumps of plastic; no articulation whatsoever in them.
http://anime-nl.net/images/boomer1.jpg wink
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 07/11/13 01:37 PM

XD.
Well... his ever cheerful smile can help motivate you to keep at those kits... smirk laugh XD
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/04/13 02:54 PM

So the latest group of figures came in and... My camera is being an ass with me. smirk
That or it really just doesn't like scales. (That, or it doesn't like cute guys) crazy
So in advance I apologize for the poor quality of some of these photos.

From the first WonFes order, (the second is HOPEFULLY on it's way)

The Idol M@ster stage set. With Anzu, Rika and Kaede.

Love those outfits. smile

More Idol M@ster; the Rin and Anzu Figmas.

I like this pic. smile
I have a little caption for it.
Rin: "What's a matter Anzu; You go on another "candy" bender?"
Anzu: " NEVER AGAIN!!! DX "
laugh

For Nendoroids:

Kud from Little Busters

Meruru from OreImo

I just love that >< face, dont ask me why I just do. smirk

Also... see her there... the one offering you candy... devil

That would be the GREAT MikuDayo. laugh

MikuDayo offers candy to Meruru and Kud.

I'll leave it to you weather Meruru and Kud are happy... or terrified. smirk

Now for the scales, (sigh)
I'll just start out with the worst shot;

The Uta-pri Boys.

This goes without saying but... yeah, they deserve a better shot than this... frown

This shot of Rin and Len is okay... If it weren't so dark. frown

A close up of Len. smile

I have to say they are a LOT nicer than what the Pics online make them out to be.
No regrets in getting them here. smile

Also, this figure isn't mine, I got it as a B-Day present for my Baby Brother, But I wish I HAD! cry

It's Sonico's 1/4 scale Bunny Maid Version!

Ah, It's just too cute for words! XD She's really big too! Just a little over a foot tall!

A close up of her.

My Baby Brother's reaction to getting her... smirk

Well... maybe that's exaggerating... but he was happy to get it.

And with that the july slate is done...
And I've come to the very depressing realization...
I went overboard on the figure pre-orders...
My money for them is completely tied up in them til Jan. eek
I'm not gonna cancel them...
But I am making a (very early) New Years resolution... I WILL control my figure spending... After all... I need to buy my anime too! :P


Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 08/05/13 02:05 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Oh my! sweat
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/05/13 03:05 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Oh my! sweat


Eyes up Mister Man. smirk XD
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 08/05/13 09:36 PM

Haven't gotten much by way of figures recently. I have the Yu Narukami Petanko on pre-order (I believe he's the only male character to be made into one so far).
And judging by your past orders, JES, would I be wrong in thinking you have the Nendoroids for a certain devil and angel girl heading your way in the future - Etna and Flonne devil angel
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/06/13 03:14 PM

You'd be right. grin
The moment I saw them up on AmiAmi they where pretty much ordered. Etena's sly grin... Flonne's burning passion... MUST OWN... crazy

Speaking of pre-orders...

What do Y'all think of this lil' beut?

I'm on the fence with her.
On one hand, I love everything about the sculpt...
On the other; her face is kinda derpy.
Also... she's really pricey.
My biggest worry is I don't want to screw up Jan already with her.(If I get her that'll be it for figures that month.)
Any thoughts?
Posted by: kakashi12210

Re: Figures - 08/16/13 02:17 AM

I'm thinking about making my first purchase from AmiAmi and I was wondering what would be the best shipping method to choose? I've never ordered from overseas before, so I'd like input from people who've dealt with them before.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 08/16/13 03:56 AM

cheapest choice is totally fine. The only real problem is it will have no tracking so you won't know when to really expect it.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 08/16/13 03:02 PM

It's a matter of: how fast do you want it here?
Cause I can tell you the fast you want it, the more it's gonna cost.
I tend to go EMS (the fastest one).
And I pay about 50-70 dollars on average for shipping.
But to be fair, I make large orders.
To give you the gist of how expensive shipping can be:
EX. One Nendoroid:
EMS - 1700 yen gets here within 3-5 days
Registered SAL - about 700-800 yen (more or less) gets here 2-3 weeks.

One scale
EMS 2000-2500 yen
Reg SAL 1500-1700 yen

There some cheaper options too, like Cheap one said; If you go with Unregistered SAL the cost can drop by as much as 200- 300 yen.
(though I don't like this one cause I swaer it takes at least a month for it to get to you... crazy
Posted by: formerroadie

Re: Figures - 09/01/13 08:51 PM

Just bought my first ever nendroids (I've pre-ordered some, but these I actually bought at a fest). I now have the bug.

I picked up:

Saber Lilly
Mawaru-Penguindrum Princess Of The Cryst
and
Hanasaku Iroha Ohana Matsumae

Yeah, I'm doomed. I pre-ordered:

Hibiki from Persona 3
Makise Kurisu from Steins Gate
and
Saber Extra
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 09/01/13 09:47 PM

Originally Posted By: formerroadie
Just bought my first ever nendroids (I've pre-ordered some, but these I actually bought at a fest). I now have the bug.


Like we said. Say goodbye to your wallet.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 09/02/13 09:27 AM

For sure.
Those little cuties are like the potato chips of the figure world.
Can't have just one. laugh
Posted by: formerroadie

Re: Figures - 09/02/13 11:04 AM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
For sure.
Those little cuties are like the potato chips of the figure world.
Can't have just one. laugh


Hehe. I so dead... I dead. LOL
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 09/04/13 06:29 PM

I'm so happy! XD
My August order is in!

Here's the round up;

For Nendoroids:

Kai from Card fight Vanguard

I love that face! XD

Cecilia from IS

Dat sammich! :P

Rin from Little Busters

Cat-girls for the win! ^^v (Or really, cat ears for the win :p )

For Figma's:

Yuichi from Time Scoop Hunter (a live series)

I just got him cause I though he looked good in glasses. smirk
Casual clothes Kyoko

Did not want to photo well for me... eek

Akane from Vividred
A full shot

A close up

And I find ironic that this shot, (witch I took as a JOKE) is my best shot of her...

The shot...

All I can say... WTF? smirk

Rounding this up;

Are some Madoka keychains

And this Miku plush... (SQUEEE!!! XD )

It's too cute! XD

Also, I am so mad at Good Smile at the moment...
I'm still waiting for two figures from them but thanks to their incompetent distributor, not only can I NOT track my package... I don't even know if it's been sent out.
mad
If I don't get it by fri-sat... I'll have to mail them about it... not looking forward to it cause I know I'm just going to get the run around... frown

Still, one good thing came from it, they're not going to use that distributor anymore.
Ah well, here's hoping for the best. smile
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 09/04/13 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
I'm so happy! XD
My August order is in!

Here's the round up;

For Nendoroids:

Kai from Card fight Vanguard

I love that face! XD

Cecilia from IS Why yes; as a matter of fact, I would love a sandwich. Look at her hair!

Dat sammich! :P

Rin from Little Busters Ooh a kitty! Toes pointing inward, nekomimi, snaggleteeth; is that a bell? Priceless.

Cat-girls for the win! ^^v (Or really, cat ears for the win :p )

For Figma's:

Yuichi from Time Scoop Hunter (a live series)

I just got him cause I though he looked good in glasses. smirk
Casual clothes Kyoko

Did not want to photo well for me... eek

Akane from Vividred Moar.
A full shot

A close up MOAR!

And I find ironic that this shot, (witch I took as a JOKE) is my best shot of her...

The shot... And... the series' signature. Strike Witches, eat your heart out. I cannot wait for this series. Until VR hits home video, I'll be... bummin' out.

All I can say... WTF? smirk

Rounding this up;

Are some Madoka keychains

And this Miku plush... (SQUEEE!!! XD )

It's too cute! XD

Also, I am so mad at Good Smile at the moment...
I'm still waiting for two figures from them but thanks to their incompetent distributor, not only can I NOT track my package... I don't even know if it's been sent out.
mad
If I don't get it by fri-sat... I'll have to mail them about it... not looking forward to it cause I know I'm just going to get the run around... frown

Still, one good thing came from it, they're not going to use that distributor anymore.
Ah well, here's hoping for the best. smile

Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Figures - 09/11/13 08:43 PM

kiku, look, look, look!

http://www.crunchyroll.com/store/deals/976/nendoroid-shinku-rozen-maiden-set-pre-order
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 09/12/13 08:39 PM

You have got to be kidding me. I hope and pray that RightStuf does NOT sell this. I DON'T NEED IT!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 09/13/13 02:28 PM

I don't think Right stuf will be selling it...
but C'mon Kiku... It's Shinku... Look at those adorable curls... And she's drinking tea! Squee!
I'd get it myself but, honestly, I don't like any of the face plates...
More honestly my december slate is bust. I simpmly can't buy any more... frown

But I'll go broke for this cutie though... XD
Posted by: sevi

Re: Figures - 09/13/13 03:29 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.

I think I will too...
Also, I'm so happy I bought the Maya (Tenjo Tenge) Pinky Street figure when I did since she's going for $75 now-- which isn't that expensive for a Nendo or some other figures, but pretty high for Pinky St.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 09/13/13 04:09 PM

He IS too precious...
I can't wait to pre-order him.
I'm hoping that my guess will be right in the Deep sea Miku will be delayed.
That way I'll be able to get him...
Though I am aware that that's a horrible idea... Good Smile is kinda (in)famous now for delaying their "big" figures.

Also... I Finally got my Good Smile order in! YAY! XD

They are:

Snow Miku 2013

Brighter pic of her.

A close up.

She is just too cute for words! I just want to eat her up! XD

I also got Homura: you are not alone edition. I got this one cause...

I can turn her into Homu Homu Chan! XD

A close up of Homu Homu.

If I have to compare to the Gift version I have, Gift's sculpt is far more dynamic and elegant, but Good Smile's Skin coloring is better. (my Gift one has a weird yellowish tint to it)

And last but not least, ( I got her awhile ago)

Is Lady from Space Adventure Cobra

Why did I get her you ask?
Cause she's all metalicy!
And that's some coolio's right there! XD

Well that'll be all for now.
I can't wait for Sept to end...
I wants mah Racing Miku... and other things!
Posted by: Manhiem

Re: Figures - 09/13/13 07:40 PM

Hm. Are you sure that isn't "racy" Miku?
Posted by: formerroadie

Re: Figures - 09/13/13 10:09 PM

My Makise Kurisu shipped!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 09/14/13 07:36 AM

@ Manhiem

Wha... look at that sweet cherubic face!
How could you possibly think such things with a figure that has such a sweet innocent expression like that... (saying this while ignoring the rest of her from the neck down. smirk )

@formerroadie

Which version of Makise is it? Her "white" coat, or the regular one?
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 09/14/13 10:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Manhiem
Hm. Are you sure that isn't "racy" Miku?
Well played.
Posted by: formerroadie

Re: Figures - 09/14/13 12:16 PM

I got this Makise

http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/gscnenwd00130.html

I also pre-ordered her...
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?...0%24pagecnt%3D1
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 09/15/13 11:05 AM

Ah ha ha...
What I'd tell you? smirk
Dem nendoroid is like tato chips. smirk
But seriously, both are really cute.
Congrats on both and I hope Makise gets to you safely.
Posted by: formerroadie

Re: Figures - 09/18/13 10:58 PM

Ordered the White Lab Coat Makise Kurisu Nendoroid and it's on its way laugh

Now I need to find me a Mayuri and I will have all the Steins;Gate Nendoroids I believe.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?...0%24pagecnt%3D1
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 09/19/13 02:39 PM

Heh, heh, heh...

But do you have...

Faris as well. smirk

Well... no could possibly have her, yet.
She's coming out next month. smile
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 09/19/13 10:47 PM

OMG she comes with nyan hands!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 09/20/13 02:02 PM

She too cute for words in my opinion. smile
Plus... she has pink hair!
PINK! XD
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 09/20/13 10:09 PM

I feel compelled to have some of whatever dish she is serving nyan.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/01/13 07:24 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
You have got to be kidding me. I hope and pray that RightStuf does NOT sell this. I DON'T NEED IT!
So... um, yeah.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 10/01/13 09:24 PM

Do it Kiku! Do it!
The power of Shinku compels you!
Plus if you don't you'll make Hinata sad...
You don't want that do you? devil
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 06:56 AM

Oh... believe you me, I did it; I did it. Can you even believe it? She comes with her case... and her tea service! Now, if only Good Smile would put out Hina-chan; my life would be complete. And... desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, desu, ...Suiseiseki would be cool too.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 07:33 AM

That it would Desu.
After all, she is the most genteel, sweetest, most lady like of them all desu.
And anyone who says otherwise gets a face full of her case!....Desu
smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 07:42 AM

Aw man, this is gettin' me all charged up for Zuruckspulen.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 09:17 AM

I ordered another glass doll dome for my recently preordered Skinku Nendoroid. I have 2 5.5" x 5.5" glass doll domes with walnut bases for my Ikaros and Nymph Nendoroids respectively. The one that I ordered for Shinku is a 8" x 6.5" glass doll dome with walnut base, to accomodate for her included Doll Case. Oh man... I'm so excited. I'm never gonna make it until Janurary 30th. She even comes with her Key!
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 09:23 AM

Your enthusiasm is infectious Kiku. smile
I'm thinking of getting her and the Asuna nendoroid from RS, but I'm going to wait til friday to see if they're going to add any more figures.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 09:33 AM

I nearly broke on the Gargantia On The Verduous Planet Amy figma... but I was strong. It even comes with her hangglider, ferret, and sachel. Had it been the Nendoroid version (which also exists; and also has the hanglider, and also has the ferret, and also has the sachel) I don't know if I could've been so strong. The Attack On Titan nendo is b????in'! Climbing gear, bloody sword effects, the whole nine yards. Although I know very little of that series.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 09:45 AM

Oh... and did I mention that she even comes with an effect for her rose petal ability?
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 10:44 AM

The pics are up at RightStuf.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 11:03 AM

I found this in the "I Found This On YouTube" topic:
Originally Posted By: kiku
Rozen Maiden Spoiler Alert!

Click to reveal..
cry cry cry I miss Hina-chan!
I'm not crying.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 12:13 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Your enthusiasm is infectious Kiku. smile
I'm thinking of getting Asuna nendoroid from RS


I have the Asuna nendoroid(this is a re-release) and she is adorable.

I'm personally kind of interested in picking up the Senran Kagura Asuka damaged one with her ripped up shirt and skirt.
Posted by: RightStufSpecialsMinion

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 01:51 PM

Quote:
I'm thinking of getting her and the Asuna nendoroid from RS, but I'm going to wait til friday to see if they're going to add any more figures.


I'd say the odds are in your favor of more figures being added soon, but would caution against waiting too long. The popular figures especially don't last long, and often sell out at the supplier level well before street date. When that happens, we remove the listings since we can't take any further orders.

That said, I have both the Asuna and the Kirito nendos, and they're just as cute as you'd think. My only problems were getting their hands to look juuuuust right while holding the swords in certain positions, and dealing with Asuna's giant chunk of hair. Still totally worth it to have them on my desk at work. smile
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 03:17 PM

Oh please RightStufSpecialsMinion; please, oh please tell there's hope for more Rozen Maiden Nendoroids from Good Smile... preferably Hina Ichigo.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 03:22 PM

Hmm Hmm Hmm... Truly the Right Stuf Minion is the underling of the Dark Lord.
Along with Cheap One and Kiku.
Y'all have gone and pushed over the fence. smirk

Imma go and put an order for those two and one more figure.
Thanks for the tip too, Minion. smirk
I look forward to see what new Figures you're going to be putting up soon. smile
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Oh please RightStufSpecialsMinion; please, oh please tell there's hope for more Rozen Maiden Nendoroids from Good Smile... preferably Hina Ichigo.


He won't know, but you can always keep an eye on the Good Smile Company's site for Nendoroids, now they will list it early. So you can prepare yourself for purchasing or not purchasing.

Good Smile's Nendoroids The site is in English as well.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 03:31 PM

Ah, Good Smile's site...
The biggest "taker of my cash".
Right After Right Stuf. wink
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: J.E.S.
Ah, Good Smile's site...
The biggest "taker of my cash".
Right After Right Stuf. wink


I cry in the corner after visiting it. cry
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 03:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Cheap One
Originally Posted By: kiku
Oh please RightStufSpecialsMinion; please, oh please tell there's hope for more Rozen Maiden Nendoroids from Good Smile... preferably Hina Ichigo.


He won't know, but you can always keep an eye on the Good Smile Company's site for Nendoroids, now they will list it early. So you can prepare yourself for purchasing or not purchasing.

Good Smile's Nendoroids The site is in English as well.
Oh yeah, I visit the Good Smile English site once in while, although I've never purchased there. That's where I espied the Gargantia On The Verduous Planet Amy Nendoroid. Wait a minute, is it OK to talk about Good Smile at this forum?
Posted by: RightStufSpecialsMinion

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 03:49 PM

Taking a look, Shinku's the only Rozen Maiden nendo currently available to us. If you've got any specific requests, when the figure is solicited just send a note to customer service (I'm afraid I don't check most of these subforum threads as regularly as I do the retail ones, where my threads are). No promises, but we'll see what we can do.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 03:56 PM

I'm so Happy!
My Sept order came in!
It was a massive dent to my wallet... but it was worth it! XD

They are as follows...
For Scales;

We have first, Mana Miyuki

A close up of the Mana

Next Racing Miku 2012 Ver.

A close up of Miku in all her Glory! XD

Mana turned out very nice, but Miku completely blew me away. I just just love her to pieces! Too cute! XD

For Nendoroids;

We have Sheryl singing her heart out.

And Nozomu beside himself... literally. smirk

For the petite's;

Miku selection, pic one

Miku Selection pic two

What can I say. You can't have too much Miku and friends... smirk

Speaking of Miku's friends; Here's the Kaito figma.

He's so precious! I just want to squee at the sight of him. XD
Speaking of squee worthy guys...

Pic one of the talking Hetalia figs.

Pic Two

Germany and Italy came a little better than their prototype's but not by much. Every one else is just adorable. XD

Yoko and Nia done Panty & Stocking stlye.

I like. smirk

Last but not least;

Straps of the boys of Free! (in swim wear)

In uniform.

Well, I'm waiting on one more item to come in and with that Sept. will be done...
And then... October... eek
smirk
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/02/13 04:09 PM

Originally Posted By: RightStufSpecialsMinion
Taking a look, Shinku's the only Rozen Maiden nendo currently available to us. If you've got any specific requests, when the figure is solicited just send a note to customer service (I'm afraid I don't check most of these subforum threads as regularly as I do the retail ones, where my threads are). No promises, but we'll see what we can do.
Thanks for the reply RightStufSpecials Minion.
Posted by: RightStufSpecialsMinion

Re: Figures - 10/03/13 04:38 PM

Just to get this answer in now: Yes, we just added more figures, and yes, we're planning to add more besides that; this isn't the last batch. Just what went up today.
Posted by: J.E.S.

Re: Figures - 10/03/13 09:26 PM

Right Stuf and Good Smile,
the biggest "takers of my cash" (together) since 2012. smirk
Right Stuf's been doing that since 2009. laugh
Not that mind. wink
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/04/13 12:01 AM

Oh, for real? Yoshika Miyafuji nendo! C'mon Rightstuf! Take my money! Take my money!
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/04/13 02:09 AM

Of course, I ordered another doll dome. My favored size is unnavailable, so I ordered another 8" x 6.5" one. I'm going to put Ikaros and Nymph into the 8" x 6.5" dome, and use one of the 5.5" x 5.5" domes for Yoshika. Now, lets just hope that RightStuf is done selling me nendos; well... at least only one more cuz I have a spare dome. Wait! I mean I don't need any more!
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/04/13 12:37 PM

Oh snap! The pics are up for Yoshika. I wonder if she comes with both sets of Striker Units?
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/04/13 12:47 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I nearly broke on the Gargantia On The Verduous Planet Amy figma... but I was strong. It even comes with her hangglider, ferret, and sachel. Had it been the Nendoroid version (which also exists; and also has the hanglider, and also has the ferret, and also has the sachel) I don't know if I could've been so strong. The Attack On Titan nendo is b????in'! Climbing gear, bloody sword effects, the whole nine yards. Although I know very little of that series.
I don't need it!
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 10/04/13 12:58 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
Oh snap! The pics are up for Yoshika. I wonder if she comes with both sets of Striker Units?


Nendoroids come with everything shown.
Posted by: kiku

Re: Figures - 10/04/13 01:11 PM

I love Nendos! I also love money, but sadly; it seems I can't have both. I think I'll be good as long as RightStuf doesn't offer Good Smile's Nendoroid Akane Isshiki from Vividred Operation or their Nendoroid Amy from Gargantia On The Verduous Planet.
Posted by: Cheap One

Re: Figures - 10/04/13 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: kiku
I love Nendos! I also love money, but sadly; it seems I can't have both.


Truer words have never been spoken. You indeed can not have both. I love the Nendoroids I do have though, they watch over my manga for me.
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