Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rider Figma by Max Factory

I was lucky to secure a Rider Figma by Max Factory in AmiAmi few minutes before it was sold out.

Rider comes with the usual figma base, 5 pairs of hands, a couple of faces (normal and yelling), a removable mask and her twin daggers, each with a metal chain of about 30 cm each.
It comes with relatively few accessories, but since Rider is pretty tall in figma standards and have a massively long hair, you don't feel like purchasing an almost empty box.

figma uses a new double jointed neck (no more hunchback aspect), and have an extra articulation hidden in the knee socks. Still, you can't pose her on all fours, top-down bottom-up, like one of her trademark CG from the game.

Rider massive hair is done in two parts of hard plastic, each with a joint, and a external layer of soft PVC hair. It gives an uniformity feel.

The union point of the front piece of hair and the rest is rather ugly if you see the figure's side...

The mask is detachable.

And this is the alternate yelling face. The mask can be put on this face too.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I received what is probably my last doujinshi batch for a long time:
Kikuta (King Revolver) works: Oute, starring Selveria from Valkyria Chronicles, Shen Gaogao, a Monster Hunter book featuring a Narga armored female, Rider-san ni Henna Bou ga Haete Zupuzupusaretari Piston Undoutekina Koto o Shite Itadaku Yume o Mita, that with that long title explains by itself (something like "I had a dream of Rider growing a strange stick and did "zupu-zupu" and a piston movement thing", in summary a futanari Rider) and Oppai Jouyaku, another Valkyria Chronicles book featuring the busty characters Selveria (Valkyria Chronicles) and Juliana (Valkyria Chronicles 2).

Senjou no Tsundere Buntaichou, featuring Edy from Valkyria Chronicles, and the very short doujinshi Hofukuzenshin to Teryuudan, featuring Franca, Magari, Alicia and Juliana from Valkyria Chronicles 2, by Yuzuki N Dash from circle Lv. X+.

I bought Hofukuzenshin to Teryuudan mainly because it contains a 2 page collaboration by Kikuta, but I also bought Senjou no Tsundere Buntaichou because I like both Valkyria Chronicles and Yuzuki N Dash drawing style.

Yuzuki N Dash is now most known by her publications in Comic Mashou, Comic Mujin and Comic Tenma among others, so you can say is a "rising star" author with at least 7 compilation volumes of her works since her commercial debut in 2004, but she also have a rather long career as a doujinshi artist using her previous pen name Yuzuki Natane.
Her style improved a lot in the past few years, and she have a liking towards incest, anal and netorare themes.

And finally Eerin Yume Mousou by Tsukiwani of Circle Nurumaya. This time starring Eirin and featuring also Reisen and the pairing futa Kaguya x Tei (all happens as a delusion of Eirin, after all).

Eirin looks pretty cute in this page.