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Review: Revoltech Yotsuba and Danboard

October 30, 2010 5 comments

Revoltech Yotsuba and Danboard

Today we have a double review, Revoltech Yotsuba and Danboard! Both of these were originally released around late 2007 but have recently seen rereleases in October 2010. Since they’re fairly simple figures and they make such fun photos together, I’ve decided to do a double review! In case you don’t know where these 2 characters come from, they are from the utterly hilarious manga series Yotsuba&! drawn by the talented Kiyohiko Azuma that follows the adventures of the cheeky youngster Yotsuba. Danboard appears briefly in the manga when Miura, one of Yotsuba’s friends, dons a cardboard robot costume and is mistaken by Yotsuba as a futuristic visitor that is fueled by money.

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Review: Figma SP 013 Dead Master

October 26, 2010 15 comments

Figma Dead Master was one of those Figma that I wasn’t all that excited about. I thought her promo shots looked lovely and all (I wouldn’t have ordered her otherwise) but they didn’t blow me away like the Blackā˜…Rock Shooter Figma ones did. Now that I have her, I definitely feel differently about her! Some figures I need to see with my own eyes to really appreciate them and I feel this Figma is one of them. Thankfully, Dead Master didn’t break on me while I was taking review shots of her like my Black Rock Shooter did!

Please click on the photos for a larger image!

figma Dead master and skulls

 

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Review: Figma 039 Signum

October 12, 2010 9 comments

I always feel a little awkward reviewing a figure of a character from a series that I’m not familiar with, especially a popular anime like Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. I have to confess that I don’t like the magical girl genre at all and have no plans to watch anything from the series. I also didn’t really have any idea what the Signum Figma came with or even looked like until after I purchased her from a recent Hobby Search restock! Before I start making myself feel guilty for having this rarer and somewhat pricey Figma, it was infact my boyfriend that wanted it and I’ve ended up doing the review since he’s busy building model kits at the moment. I apologize in advance to Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and Signum fans for any mistakes I make regarding Signum’s character! So let’s see how I go..

Figma Signum with bow

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Review: Figma 078 Aya Kagura

October 8, 2010 7 comments

Aya Kagura of Se.Kirara is the first figure we ordered based solely on her cuteness! Cuteness isn’t the only thing this Figma has going for it though as like Yu Kawamura, the Se.Kirara girl released before her (I reviewed Yu here), she comes with a load of adorable accessories. We pretty much preordered the cute blonde as soon as she went up at online figure store AmiAmi for 2380 yen. She took the crown of being our cutest Figma from the moment I unpackaged her but not all was well, infact, it was the most disappointed I’d ever been after opening a figure of any kind but in turn got to discover just how good AmiAmi’s customer service actually is.

Figma Aya with cats

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Loot: September 2010

October 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Loot

A little late with my loot post this month.. we’re already a week into October! It was looking to be a quieter month until a couple of late arrivals decided to show up! We actually moved to a new (and much larger) apartment this month so we haven’t had much time to post here as we usually do but we’re all settled in now.. and even managed to finally have to room to put a bunch of Detolf display cases that we got from Ikea so our figures can have a proper home. I still keep my favourite Figma on my desk though, haha.

Anyway, onto the loot!

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