Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ryougi Shiki Nendoroid by Good Smile Company

Along with the Mandarake package, I also received another one from Hobby Link Japan with Ryougi Shiki Nendoroid by Good Smile Company.

Shiki is not really a "cute" type of character, so the nendoroid treatment is not so fitting... I don't like the Nendoroid line very much, and I strictly have TYPE-MOON characters only.

An angry eyed :3 face and cat ears are included, but feels a bit out of character even if it's based in the manga included in Mirai Fukuin.

In "feline" episode of Mirai Fukuin, Shiki temporarily takes care of a cat, and Ayaka compares the cat with Shiki, hence the neko mimi.

With killer eyes and knife in hand, for me is the most good looking display.

Friday, November 27, 2009

More doujinshi

Directly from Mandarake, I received a few doujinshi:

The first one is Amakudari, released in 2001 by circle Dedepoppo.
This circle was very focused in To Heart in the late 90's and early 00's and sadly now they almost do Final Fantasy XI only...
This circle is formed by two authors; Neriwasabi and Ebifly, but their styles are pretty similar. They also use the doujin circle name Jack-o'-lantern, but usually both circles act as one.

I really miss the times when they draw the To Heart girls, specially Serio...

Ianryokou Toujitsu No Yoru 2 is a doujinshi by circle Kamidake Onsen, a circle that is now known as Kajishima Onsen and is the personal circle of Kajishima Masaki, the maker of among others Tenchi Muyo! and Dual!
I bought it for a one page collaboration by Takeuchi Takashi:

Arcueid, Akiha and Kohaku dressed as Ryoko, Ayeka and Washu.

And Daisuki desu desu by circle King Revolver.
Features the lovely android Airi from Dream C Club. I said previously that now is the only Xbox game that I really want since IdolM@ster went multiplatform.

Airi is a cute mix between the To Heart maid robots and KOS-MOS from Xenosaga, so was an instant favorite of mine...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Yahoo! Auction winnings

Just received the stuff I have been winning in Yahoo! Auctions since I left Japan.

THE iDOLM@STER Dearly Stars for Nintendo DS.
I played just a bit, but it feels weird not play as the producer but as the idols... Also the graphics are good for a Nintendo DS game, but awful to be an Idolm@ster game...
The first edition release came with ViDaVo! magazine and a Weiß Schwarz promo card.

ViDaVo! is a 20 pages booklet that resembles an idol magazine, with stuff like interviews to the new characters Ai, Eri and Ryo and support messages from the original cast of iM@S...

Utagau Koto Wo Shiranai Hito, the first original doujinshi by Kikuta of circle King Revolver. He also have a nun fetish...

Valkyrie's Desire, a Selvaria (Valkyria Chronicles) fan-book by circle Kanten Jigen Ryuu and Kokushoku Suisei Teikoku. I bought it only for the collaboration by Kikuta.

And Shameimaru Amabunjou, the lastest work by Tsukiwani from Circle Nurumaya, this time featuring Aya, Inubashiri Momiji and Nitori from Touhou.

A clear folder, shitajiki and telephone card set drawn by Takeuchi Takashi for the Comiket 60 (held in 2001). The character is Qrowbet from his old doujinshi Valkyria 2.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Saber Puricon by Taki Corporation

And yet another Saber: Saber TFC Pretty Conscious Series by Taki Corporation.

Released on April, it was so bad that I knew that sooner or later it would be sold at bargain price, so I waited till now that is 50% discounted at HobbyLink Japan.

The face is ugly and the paint job is so plain that it seems more a preschool toy than a collector's item.

Neck, shoulders, elbows, knees and hair antenna can be moved, but you can't do any pose with them because they only rotates horizontally.

Comparison of the size with a nendoroid.

Taki Corporation is sadly known for their hideous figures (like this or this), so I hope they never again will try to release another TYPE-MOON figure...

Saber Lily Nendoroid by Good Smile Company

Also I received Saber Lily Nendoroid by Good Smile Company.

I'm not much on the Super Deformed thing, but I must admit that Saber Lily is really cute.

Mimicking the pose of the 1/7 Saber Lily.

Includes 3 faces, Avalon, Excalibur, the respective scabbards and plenty of spare hands and arms to do several poses.

The faces can be exchanged with Saber Lion Nendoroid ones, but not with the ones of Hetare Saber Nendoroid.

Saber Arcade Prize by Taito

More figures received.

The first one is Saber arcade prize by Taito.

This is the first time that Taito releases a Fate/stay night figure, but like the arcade prizes of Sega, the quality is rather mediocre.

Since it was not available at HobbyLink Japan, I purchased it in AmiAmi now that they recently began to send overseas. Too bad that they only send via EMS, because they usually do huge discounts...

Series 2 will be Tohsaka Rin plain clothes version (supposedly it will be released at the end of this month) and Series 3 is both Saber and Rin, scheduled to be released on January just in time for the premier of the upcoming Fate/stay night movie.

Series 2

Series 3

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

1/6 Shikinami Asuka Langley by Kotobukiya

Just received 1/6 Shikinami Asuka Langley by Kotobukiya.
Sculpted by Shirahige Tsukuru, is based in the new renewal movies Shikinami Asuka instead of the classical Soryu Asuka, but the only difference between the two is a detail in the neck of the plugsuit.

I find the face sculpt a bit weird, but I can't put the finger on what is at fault...

The base is the horned Eva-02.

The hair have a slight translucent effect.

She makes pair with 1/6 Ayanami Rei that was released in 2007 that was also sculpted by Shirahige.