In this case, Azunyan concurs....
It's been 4 months since I last posted anything regarding "loots" that I've picked up, thanks to a very active schedule, adding to the fact I was overseas for awhile while a few more packages was added to the storeroom pile before I actually got to opening most of them. Honestly, I have no idea just how much I've already invested (really?) on this hobby and I'm not gonna bother counting; don't need to fool myself into how much I actually spend. I've got receipts to remind me T_T.
Mr.Yen's been getting stronger, not to mention shipping these days aren't getting any cheaper, which will and always suck. Still, lots of sales have been popping up (shipping and price discounts) to keep buyers buying and spenders spending, so might as well take advantage of such sales ^^
[Megami Vol.9 August Edition][Animedia September 2010]
Megami Vol.9 August Edition and Animedia September 2010.
I rarely, and I mean RARELY get any magazines, not because I can't afford or not fond of them; I just can't stand the shipment charges for a mere 839 yen which cost more than the actual product....
So why did I pay for shipment charges worth more than 2 copies put together?
For this of course;
In this case, I got both cause I'm poor at choosing sides....
Megami Magazine September (Vol.124), Animedia 2010 September Edition
As you can see, Megami and Animedia has clearly labelled their CD image covers differently.
Now moving on the main section;
[Revoltech 079: Date Masamune][Revoltech 080: Sanada Yukimura]
I'm guessing this is based on the the game's unlocked outfit colour.
Still, opted for the original blue and red which is still slightly pricey than the White Ver.
Besides the exposed ball-joints, their mobility covers the articulated parts really well.
Apart from the constant clicks when you bend a joint, the poses are endless and quite fitting for their characters.
Managed to get them in a face off position and pretty much pleased with the range of poses they can perform;
["di:stage Basic set Clear Ver" x3]
Been trying to reserve this like forever, but it seems everyone else has been think along the same lines as it's always sold out or being re-stocked.
Amiami was the only one I could turn to for this as HS and HLJ rarely restock these.
Will show how these were used as we continue to some figmas.
[figma 057: Hirasawa Yui]
That means you!
A simple punch out card and a di:stage changed the outlook of the display platform!
Normally, you'd punch a hole through the platform to stick the stand in, but I can't bring myself to make a hole it in, so I just used the original stand and hid it underneath the di:stage.
[figma SP-012: Black Rock Shooter]
I'm sure, by now, you've seen plenty of pose variations that other fig-natics have displayed for the world to see, but allow me to give a few which I found really unique and the highlight of my collection.
The result is this;
Just like in the BRS song, there was one part of the video where she rides on a bike into the horizon.
Maybe I should have opted for a Retro Bike or Minibike for originality but the American Bike looked too good to pass up.
Such a simple add-on, yet it gives off a different feel for the figure.
And we can't have rusting chains touching our PVC figs now can we?
It's not the perfect solution, but it should prevent further rusting.
Last thing we want is rust coming into contact with PVC surfaces.....
[figma SP-013: Dead Master]
Dead Master is pretty interesting, as her weapon, Dead Scythe is longer than her
(but then, everything is super sized in BRS. eg; Rock Cannon, King Saw).
This is the first of the BRS nemesis to be figurized, with more to come, like Black Gold Saw.
Whatever you say Mikatan ^_^;;
Her "Licking face" expression is really teasing in a way which I kinda like.
Dead Scythe is really pointy and detailed, maybe even more so than the figure itself?
I was hoping for a green base, not yellow. I like green =(
The next one is figma Black Gold Saw and mostly likely figma Strength to follow.
Definitely getting those two....
And since I've gotten both main characters, time for a showdown!!!
I hate moving my figma's after I've decided their poses.
I'll have Gold Saw of BRS's right when I get her.
[Nendoroid Puchi: Bakemonogatari Set 3]
Set 3 carries these 3 ladies and I'm left wondering why I picked this up....
Owh yea, that's right. I wanted to complete a whole collection....
The sisters aren't exactly a biggy but their seiyuus are! ^^
[Nendoroid Puchi: Lucky Star x Street Fighter Set]
It's already been how many years and yet, Lucky Star figures are still popping up.
Like others have mentioned, Miyuki's stand ain't long enough so she's tilting back slightly. =(
[Nendoroid Puchi: Angel Beats! Set 1]
I can't bare exercising extreme care on extra tiny figures with my extra huge fingers anymore.
They just don't go well together unfortunately T_T
Good thing Shiina (ninja girl) has a second stand to compensate TT_TT
And did I mention I'm no longer interested in paying such prices when I could opt for a Nendoroid for the same price?
During my trip to WA, Australia, I was prepared to leave my realm of perpetual connectivity.[Gibson Les Paul]
In a nutshell, no news/updates/anime/manga for a solid 10 days T_T
But to my surprise, I found something related to it on the second last day of the trip;
Apparently, this version is by Kiss, as pointed out by the sales person with the lightning marks on the neck.
Naturally, my only reason for getting it was for this;
And it doesn't stop there!
[Fender Jazz Bass]
I had to bring both back as carry-on luggage.
I fear it would have come back in pieces otherwise.
Sorry Mio, you'll have to settle with this righty T_T
[Nendoroid Takane Manaka]
Interestingly, her name "高嶺 (takane)" means "high / peak" and "愛花 (manaka)" means "love / flower" even though you normally pronounce those last 2 kanji differently.
String them together and it goes something like; "blooming flower on mountaintop'
Does that make sense? Probably not....
[Nendoroid Saber SuperMovable Edition]
Saber might be one of those "will never die out" characters IMHO.
With many variations and figures yet to be released, she's not giving into the times just yet.
I guess I will afterall.
Everything thing about her is "moveable" to be exact. She gets elbow joints which you'd never find on other Nendoroids (a rarity), a ball-joint at her ankles (wow) and her skirt armor can be shifted (wth?!) to adjust to her bendable knee joints (OHMYGAWD).
Nendoroid fanatics would have by now realized the significance of such mobility additions to the Nendoroid lineup, as this was never implemented before.
With the base revamped with a C-shaped joint stand and multiple base holes, you can now pose her in the air with her signature moves!
In a nutshell, you now get the best of mobility like the figma lineup while retaining the chibi outlook of the Nendoroid.
Truly the best of both worlds for those who love both figma and nendoroids, and we have Ota-P to thank for!
A swirling concentration of compressed air reflects light and produces an illusion around her blade
GSC did very well to incorporate this feeling with a sword figure. Well done guys.
I love dual stuff, so I made her hold both iconic swords that appeared in the Fate series. ^^
[Black Rock Shooter -animation version- 1/8 PVC]
First 1/8 PVC in my collection and certainly won't be the last!
I remember saying something about "figma > PVC" before since I prefer action figures that are poseable in a thousand different ways compared to stationary art.
This is totally different.
I can truly see the motion of BRS in this design, from every crease of her jacket to the body angles she displays and the flow of her hair.
Truly awesome and worth every cent.
I hope I can find more time to post stuff more regularly since my lecturers just started last week, with 3 bombs (assignments) deployed on the first day. /facepalm