Sunday, 25 September 2011

Customs Everywhere

So I randomly came across this custom figure of Ulala whilst browing. It's so well made and beautifully done. I wish Max Factory would release one exactly like this. It's a shame the first Space Channel 5 game isn't out on Xbox Live. Space Channel 5 is one of those games I've always wanted but never gotten, I suppose I could pick it up off eBay for the Dreamcast but that would mean having to lug the Dreamcast out everytime I wanted to play it. It's just a shame they didn't re-release both Space Channel 5 and Space Channel 5: Part 2 onto XBL as a set.

And now I shall post a few examples of some great custom figurines.

Gorgeous!

So I've been playing through the first couple hours of Dead Island and I'm loving it so far. I love the open world feel to it and the map seems pretty big. I absolutely love exploring (however, I haven't done much of this due to being too scared of the hordes of zombies ^^). The combat takes a little white to get used to but once you do, it's great. I also love way you can create weapons and the driveable cars are great for mowing down zombies. I just hope they don't break down after mowing down zombies like the cars in Dead Rising. That really sucks.


So good it looks official!

I also had the chance to play on a Nintendo 3DS recently. I purchased Dead or Alive: Dimensions and I have to say; it has got to be the best fighting game I have ever played on a handheld. The story mode is good, the costumes are pretty good (I just wish there were more. As always), the online is pretty laggy but the fighting itself is fantastic. Unlike most other 2D fighting games where the special moves almost always have to be executed with quarter-circles, half-circles, zig-zag motions, charges and all this other thumb-numbing annoying shit that is damn annoying to pull off on the pathetic handheld analog sticks and d-pads, all this game requires is tapping or holding buttons on the d-pad which make it a dream to play.

Why are there no sexy official Regina figures like this one?! All of my want.

Also, I got Pokemon HeartGold. Fuck yeah, nostalgia! I don't remember that little red-haired emo twat (Gold's rival) being in the original version though. Maybe he was and I just can't remember.

Green bunny Miku! So cute!

Anime-wise: I've just finished watching the entire Soul Society arc (first 60 episodes) in Bleach and all I have to say is OMGWTFEPIC. I never figured I'd be a Bleach fan but as always I figured if it's this damn popular it must be pretty good so I decided to give it a try and I am SO glad I did. I love the fight scenes and all the drama and conflict between the characters. I'm going to try my best to skip all the filler arcs so I'm starting on the Arrancar arc now (starting episode 110). Can't wait to see the fights between Grimmjow and Ichigo and for Gin to make a reappearance! ^w^

I absolutely love this!

I'm so excited to hear that Max Factory will be producing an official figma of Samus Aran (based on her Metroid: Other M costume) next year! Although I prefer her Prime armour more (like the custom figure in the picture above), the figma looks awesome! I've always wanted a Samus figure but they're so hard and expensive to get hold of. Looks like I'll finally get my hands on one ^_^

Figma Samus = So much win!!


This Jill's niiiiice! I'm surprised Palisades didn't make a Jill Valentine figure which is a shame as I bet it would've looked pretty good. They did a good job on Claire at least so I figure a Jill one would've looked nice too.

WHY are there no Silent Hill figures?! There's like a billion of Resident Evil but none of Silent Hill. Not even NECA has made one of Pyramid Head. Just OMGWTF

I've also been watching through Highschool of the Dead and Fate/Stay Night. I'm enjoying both of them. HOTD suddendly went all over-the-top-fanservice-y on me when I got to the sixth episode. Jiggly breasts and panty shots everywhere. It's still decent though. F/SN is pretty good. I love Rin, she's so cute ^w^

*SQUEE!* Space Channel 5 Miku! How adorable! Why has this not been made official yet?!

I adore this one. I'm not too sure what it is but the way the hair is sculpted is so gorgeous and the little flowers are a lovely touch. So kawaii desu neeee! <3

Hatsune Miku Append Ver. Arrives!

After weeks of waiting, my Miku Append figma finally arrives!

What's that little black package?


How cute! They're little figma sized headphones! I really wasn't expecting to get these as I thought it was an AmiAmi pre-order only thing so it's a nice surprise. It's just a shame I didn't get the black ones (they made 3 different colours; white/light grey, grey and black) so they probably won't look too good on Miku but maybe I'll be able to use it on another figma/action figure at some point. It's a nice little freebie none-the-less.^w^


*Squee!*


She's so gorgeous! I'm not much of a figma fan but I just couldn't pass this one up. As cute as her standard face is, I'm probably going to be swapping it out for the second, much more seductive face and pose her all floaty-like. Such a pretty figure. ^_^


My ever-growing collection of boxes. I really need to get some shelves put up soon (due to my laziness and lack of DIY skills, I still haven't put them up). I can't wait to take all my figures out of their boxes and pose them. It's driving me insane leaving them like this.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Just Another Day At TokyoToys

Just a collection of random images from TokyoToys that I had on my phone.


The text on the plastic window is backwards. Seems like they stuck the sheet on backwards when making the box. lololol.



Pretty, pretty Revoltechs all in a line. I love organising statues and figures. ^w^
Plus, there was no damn space left in the shop so it was the best way to display them. I may have to start doing this with the Figmas and Nendoroids at this rate. The shop is too small to display all these figures. T_T



The new cosplay costumes rack! This one is so much more easier to maintain than the old one (which was basically just piles of costumes stuffed into a few small spaces). It also means I don't have to spend ages counting all the costumes (because with the old system, it was so hard to see how many costumes of each size we had), awesome.



A customer asked that I draw a wizard on their package, so I (quite badly) drew Coco dressed as a wizard. >w< I've also been asked to draw a pirate cat before, probably by the same person. Such funny requests, it made me smile having to draw it out. ^^



If you don't see it; that's a Sephiroth figure but the label says "Tina Branford (Terra Branford)". lolololol. Just wow.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Shiranui Mai! Mairimasu!

A wild box appears!


Whatever could be inside?


Let's open it up and see...


OMG who is that?!


It's Mai Shiranui of course! My second most wanted figure ever!



Here she is with some other recent King of Fighters goodies. Queen's Gate artbook/trading card game book and Weiss Schwarz cards.


King of Fighters XII Weiss Schwarz trading cards. They have a little Mai on the back. So cute! Sadly, there was not a Mai card inside. :<



Here she is in all of her glory. Unfortunately, I still don't have the space for her so I just took her out to have a quick inspection. Overall verdict: I LOVE HER! As my only 1/6 scale figure, look at how she towers over my tiny, little 1/8 scale K-on! figures! I absolutely LOVE the size of her. 1/6 is the perfect scale in my opinion. It's a shame most figures made now are 1/8 scale.

I also recently received a Miku Hatsune figure and was quite disappointed at her size after receiving Mai. But never mind.





She's got a really cute face!


That top can barely contain her!


Some more boobage.


But one thing that I was really disappointed with was the huge seam line she has running down her leg. It looks terrible, much worse in person. I don't know what I should do about it, if there's even anything I can do about it. I've thought about sanding it down but that'll most likely remove the paint and I'd really like to avoid repainting her as I'd most likely ruin her. Hopefully I'll find a solution. I'd hate to display her in this condition as it makes her look like a cheap knockoff (which I'm certain, and hoping, she isn't).


Other problems include the back part not fitting together correctly. It's not too much of a problem as it doesn't really affect the figure. The top part isn't loose or anything and since it's the back I won't be able to see it anyway.


A big seam line across the thumb.


And seam lines across the two balls.

But dispite her problems, she's still an absolutely gorgeous figure and I'm so glad that I've finally got her. I'm gutted that the seam line on her leg is so noticeable but I'm sure she'll still look amazing when displayed high up on a shelf. I probably won't even be able to see it from that distance.