Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Christmas!

I wish a merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all of you!
Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues Jahr!
楽しい クリスマス !
Noël heureux !
natale felice !
feliz Navidad !


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Update of Chocola 2006 Artbook review

I just remembered that I made photos of the whole Artbook some time ago.
At the moment I am loading it up at photobucket.
So, why don´t you take a look at the Artbook?
Chocola 2006 at photobucket

Or maybe you would like to read the review of Koge Donbos Chocola 2006?

I will also update the old post with the link to photobucket.

Somehow I also realized that I am one of a few bloggers who post about Artbooks..they seem to be non-popular compared to Figures...
So, you really can be happy that I still want Artbooks to be part of my blog^^


Clamps Chess pieces

Here I am, back from vocational school^^
I really should try to post more -don´t you think?
Let´s start with something I wanted to post since some time. Some pictures, aswell as a review of the Clamp no kiseki chess pieces. (Description of clamp no kiseki on wikipedia)

Here is how I displayed them for some time:Be aware -it´s a big picture^^

And here a special extra for everyone who don´t know who is who -everyone with their name:

Now on to some closer pictures:
and the Mokona armyXD

This two are my personal favourites. Hikaru and Ashura.

Done with the pics, so her comes my opinion:
Since you have to buy the magazines together with the figures they are pretty expensive if you have no interest in the magazine. In my case I mostly bought it because of the figures, but the magazine was still nice to have. I think the chess pieces have quite good quality and capture Clamps style very well. The colours are bright and well choosen and there are also some details on the figures.
With the felt-pads on the bottom of the figures, you really do not have to worry about scratching the chess board. (Their is also a seperatly sold chess board for them on the market, sucking more money out of everyone...)
However, up to now I still have not used them for what they were made for...


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Oktober Haul

Time runs and so it is already November now! During Oktober I got some new figures, three of them from tokyohunter (great guy).

So here is what I got:
(from left to the right)

1. stunning Raquel Gothic Gathering figure from e20.
She is my first Gathering. I didn´t bought Gathering-figures ever before because it was simply too expensive from my view and also I didn´t knew what I would get for my money. For Raquel, I fell in love with her on e20 when her Gathering was first released, but I couldn´t bring myself to buy her that time. Time went by and I kept reading all this blog-reviews about Raquel and more and more was sure that I missed a great figure. Also during this time prices for PVC figures kept getting higher and higher.
And then she showed up again. First on preorder -than she was in Stock, and then I couldn´t resist her any longer...especially with a price tag of 89€ (130USD).
Today, sadly, many PVC figures out there do cost the same, figures from German retailers hit this price very often, so the "she is too expensive"-thought could not hold me back any longer.
When thinking about it it´s a very good deal, I mean this is handmade, I don´t know how they can sellt her at this price.
So, long story -short fact: she is mine know^^
What I think about my first Gathering? I love her. She is very big, everything went smoothly into place and I can´t say anything bad about the paint job. Not to mention the design was a killer from the start. However I do have one problem -she doesn´t fit into my display caseXD

2. Taste of forbidden fruit doujinshi by Keiichi Sumi in the background of Raquel, yes I know you can´t see it, but ti´s a figure loot so it doesn´t matter:3

3. Sitting on her box- Drossel Figma!!!! I wanted her sooo long!! I am so happy that they re-released her. I love her blue eyes...
Maybe I should get another Drossel..she is really the first figure which I would like to own two of. (okay, to be honest when I got the Miku Nendoroid I also thought about getting another one because she looks soo cute and I wanted to display her in different poses at the same time..know she is sold out, so no second Miku for me)

4. Sitting next to Drossel my cute Taiga, she was only avaiable through one of this cruel mail-order actions of a magazine -I think it was Dengeki DaiOh. She is much smaller than I thought -ok Taiga is short, but for an 1/8 figure she does more have the 1/10 scale. She would go fine with my Figmas, that´s how small she is.
The quality is Kotobukiya-average. Some flaws but nothing too bad. Her skin colour seems yellowish to me and her hair could have used another colour... Her swimsuit and her crossed legs+ hands are done with great details.
She is one of the cutest figures I have seen in ages. yes that´s my opinion. I could gaze into her eyes for hours and still would call them sweet. Her view is moe. Never thought I would use that word, but it discribes her the best; she is moe like hell.
Her head can be moved a little bit (I think that´s because you have to take it of to put her tube around her). The tube (do you call it that?) is looking great, totaly look-through is possible.

5. Remilia Scarlet and Patchouli Knowledge from Touhou Project
Griffon did a good job here. In general I do not like Griffon figures, mostly becau they look stiff and unlively to me. This two are fine. Still no oh-so great-pose, but I like them. Patchoulis face is even cuter then Taigas. Also very moe... I will talk a bit more about them when I review them.

Phew- done.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

A brief post

Vocational school is still running, giving me tons of test and stuff to learn. Last week I spend in bed because of illness, so now there is a lot of stuff I have to learn as quickly as possible..*-*
However, watching my counter I just had to write a little *yeah! 1000 hits!!!* post.
I really like this image^^

PS: I will try to bring up more figure reviews, since the poll turned that way(thanks to those three peopleXD)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

vocational school

Since I am in vocational school for the next two months prepare to not see much new stuff up here. During the week I do neither have the time nor the possibility to post and on the weekends it´s likely that I wont have the spirits for it. I´ll try to write some entries here an there, but don´t expect too much.
Last week my beloved Jun PVC arrived, a review will follow, but after vocational school I believe. In the meantime look at lots of pictures of Jun, showing you that this really is a nice figure.
I also found a review of him which gives you a good idea of him, and is similar to my own opinion about this figure.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Figma invasion and other

So today my Figmas, a Nendo and the Haruhi Artbook arrived. Couldn´t hold myself back from taking one of this Loot-pictures all the anime/manga/figure themed blog seems to have..whyever..

In the front, as you probably notice, is the Haruhi Artbook from characterdesign godness Itou Noiji. Since Haruhi is hot cuisine I´ll at last do a little review on it for sure.

As you can see the boxes are already empty, my new friends couldn´t wait to come out of them and get some fresh airXD

The pink box on the left is from the Louise Nendoroid, the one up on the right is from Tsukasa winter vers. (Lucky Star) Bottom left is evil Wizards Yukis box and on the right Haruhu summer vers. ones.

When I took this photo meanwhile my Figmas already made first contact to each other^^
It seems Lelouch took a liking to Haruhi and chat-up on her. However Haruhi only wants a picture of Yuki in her glorious outfit and tell him to go out of her way.
Tsukasa seems to not see anything of that and just poses for the camera..


Curving out of Anime characters with a chainsaw!!

Found this and think it´s very interesting. Somehow creepy, but just wow. So take a look at the new hobby of Otakus on Nekomagic^^:
Curving out of Mio, Horo and others with a chainsaw


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stuff is on it´s way

Soon some nice new figures will arrive! To give a preview here their names, picturs will follow when they arrive^^:
Figmas: Yuuki wizard, Haruhi summer vers. and Tsukasa winter vers. Also Nendoroid Louise, Jun Watarase PVC aswell as the Haruhi Shugi Artbook.

*Nooo, I am not into Haruhi, but into Itou Noiji, her creator. I mean, hey, if Haruhi is god, what is her creator then? Seeee!*

I am looking forward the most to Jun-chan^^ He will be sooo ..nya :3 ..hmm don´t really know what to call himXD
Here some pics of his character -obey traps are the best!


Doing the poll^^

So, here is a poll to help me find out topics of interest of you.
If you choose "Other" please leave a comment in this post what you mean by it.
Since my language setting is still on German here a short translation (however I think you also can figure out yourself):
"Ergebnisse anschauen"=Look at the results
and then there you can see the amount of already made votes and the days left. For the moment I´ll let it run 6days, maybe it will be longer so that I can collect a proper amount of votes.

500 Hits!!

Wow, I think 500 is not bad^^ Maybe I should write more to attract more people..nah.
Next up should be a review of the Aninite09, a convention held in Vienna. It´s not one of the big Conventions, but it was fun. Just have to sort my pictures and think about what to write..
Oh, and maybe I´ll start one of this nice polls in order to get ideas on what you guys would like to read here^^

To thank you for visiting my site, here is a funny pic I tooked of my Nendos lately, enjoy:Itoshiki: "AAaaah! What´s that? why am I wearing this soppy outfit! Once more this world left me in despair!.."
Al: "...What did you call my dress?"


Friday, September 4, 2009

Bleach: Toshiro Hitsugaya PVC Figure!!

Hardly believed my eyes when I saw this today! Seems like Mega House choosed to do Hitsugaya next, (after Matsumoto, Renji, Rukia and Ichigo). Toshiro-chan is one of my favourite characters in Bleach so, I am very excited to see a proper figure release for him... Once more -thank you Mega House. Not only you bring us our beloved One Piece Crew, but you also bring us more and more male figures!

Although, the price (~6.600yen)is too high in my opinion, since the other Bleach figures didn´t cost that much (about 3.800yen) *they only do this because they know I want him, I knew this...*
Also, I somwhow think that the figure does not looks like Hitsugaya, something in his pose is not him. I so praid for him to be released in PVC, but why can´t he be more..I do not know..just better looking. I find the pose is weird, and how he stands (he looks like a Saiyajin to me..)..will have to fight once more with myself about buy a chara I love or don´t buy something you do not like how it looks like °~°

Also it seems two more Bleach figures will be released; guess who they are^^


Saturday, August 22, 2009

New Stuff: Figma Lelouch

With all this pictures of Figma-fun around the net I somehow could not withstand the temptation to get myself a Figma any more. So her comes Lelouch!
From the start he was the first Figma I thought that I would like to have. Since he is meanwhile somehow hard to get I bought him at ebay.
I did not watch a single episode of Code Geass, the only thing I knew about it is that the Character design is by Clamp. However his Figma looks too good and there are soo few boy-figures he was must-get.
He was thought to be a "helping" in deciding to buy or not to buy more Figmas.
He ordered me to buy more, so I did.^^
In about two weeks three more Figmas will arrive; these are Yuki-wizard vers., Haruhi summer vers. and Tsukasa winter vers.
Considering how much fun you already can have with a single Figma (planning to do a photosession) I am really looking forward to more.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Figure Review: OS Idol Win-chan

One of my first figures. Character design by Mine Yoshizaki, as you can clearly see^^ Oh, and just in case you wonder, her CD-shaped base isn´t a real CD.

Figure Name: OS Idol Win-chan Vers.2
Series: -
Manufacture: Kaiyodo
Scale: None (lenght:~11,5cm height:~8,5cm)
My Opinion:
I love that suggestive pose of hers. She has got a very cute appearance and her proportions are done well (eg. her toes, fingers..hmm.. I noticed just now her botttom might be too "big"^^)
Since blue is my favourite colour I also can´t say bad about the colour-choosing; exept for her skin. While I think they choosed a nice skin-tone they meaned it a bit too good with shading her belly.
Have I said that I also love her hair? It´s soo curly^^ and with this too hair-strands on top of her haid she looks like some alien.
About the quality I would say that it is ok, she has some flaws but nothing too bad.
Something I don´t like is the shape of her bikini divide at her back, if she would be standing this thing would look like a giant diaper...



Figure Review: Shana - Swimsuit Vers.

And once more a figure of my cute Shana-chan^^ This time she even has her beloved melonpan with her.

Figure Name: Shana - Swimsuit Vers.
Series: Shakugan no Shana
Manufacture: Kotobukiya
Scale: 1/6
My Opinion:
I don´t know why but to me this figure doesn´t look very Shana-like. Maybe she looks a bit too grown up to me or her face seems too long...
Something else that´s really disturbing is that base of her. It´s looks so cheap, like some Mattel -plastic stuff.
I like her colours and the pose (melonpan!). Flaws are there, but I found none that really disturbes me.



Figure Review: Sachiel & Lilith xxNano!

Two very cute figures with the design from Mine Yoshizaki, one of my favourite character designers. Since both are small I will do a review for them together, please notice they are not a set.

Figure Name: xxNano! Sachiel / Lilith
Series: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Manufacture: Wave
Scale: None (about 9cm high)

My Opinion:
Despite the fact I am no Evangelion fan I sometimes can´t withstand to buy Evangelion figures... I really like Mine Yoshizakis design and I also like Chibi-stuff, so these two were not to miss.
I think their quality is very good for so small figures.
Something funny is that the thing on Sachiels head totally reminds of the Hollow-masks in Bleach...

Pictures: (left row Sachiel, right row Lilith)


GFH-Contest contribution

The blog German Figure Hunters is a having one of this nice give-away contests. The motto is something like "Figures doing funny stuff". The content is only for Germans and Austrians, but do not hestitate to take a look at the contributions for it.

Of course I could not leave this chance out, so here is my contribution:
(For bigger picture click on the image)
And here is the description:
Shana: "Eeehh, Ryuna what are you doing back there? And wipe that smirk of your face!""
Have you ever tried to peek under the skirt of your figure" is a common question, but what´s about: "have a figure of yours ever tried to peek under the skirt of your figure"?
Image after a true story! (Ryunas rod once really get stuck in Shanas pants...^^)


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Figure Review: Shana

My, what a grumpy Shana...
Seems like someone is going to die^^

Figure Name: Shana
Series: Shakugan no Shana
Manufacture: Yamato
Scale: 1/8

My Opinion:
I like her pose, but definitely Yamatos quality isn´t the best. The colours are not bad, however there is absolutely no shading. Also her face looks too grumpy for my taste. Something that disturbs me is that Alastor (the necklace) is violet and not red, Yamato really does wrong here.



Figure Review: Shana Candy Bikini Vers.

Here goes the next Shana.
Some people got Haruhi-ism, I got Shana-ism^^

Figure Name: Shana - Candy Bikini Vers.
Series: Shakugan no Shana
Manufacture: Kotobukiya
Scale: 1/8

My Opinion:
A very beautiful and cute Shana figure. The pose looks nice and is almost flawless. (from her arm to her elbow you can see a bigger flaw)
The sand base with the sword is a very nice addition for display. Something that´s done gorgerous is her hair. It has a wonderful sculpt an the different shining-through red tones are looking great. I also think this is one of the better Shana figures, since despite the not Shana-like pose you get the feeling she is just fixing her bikini top and then will grab her sword to fight on.