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Hey guys, I haven’t exactly posted anything since, what, April? And it’s July now :/. I haven’t had much time to go out and take pics and to be honest I’m not as into the whole collecting shabang as I used to be, so naturally I haven’t gotten anything new since December. I didn’t go to AX this year which is normally my big “I LOVE FIGURES” thing so nothing really kick started after that like usual. I know I’ll get to something eventually, but until then, thanks for reading all the random stuff I’ve dished out!

-Tsuntaku

Figma Hatsune Miku 2.0: Review

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I never wanted to purchase the original Miku Figma. I don’t know, there just wasn’t anything that stood out about her, and she looked a bit stare-offish (not only that but she’s not the best Figma Max factory has made.) Luckily, to celebrate their 200th Figma they decided to make something they’ve done before, to illustrate the new style of Figma. Therefore Hatsune Miku 2.0 was born!

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This wasn’t just a big jump for Miku, but for the Figma line as well! They’ve changed up a few things about how the figure works. At first sight this Miku obviously looks much better than the previous one, she’s a lot brighter with some more “personality”

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Her legs are shiny…

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From the back

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Figma Rinko Kobayakawa: Review

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Whew, happy Easter everyone! I feel like I haven’t written a Figma review in forever so I decided to get back to my normal routine! I think I said a few months ago I’d be reviewing her “soon”, but finally after months of wait she gets a proper review! Lets get on with the review then. 

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Rinko isn’t that small of a Figma, she’s a little smaller than Figma Kirito, and is taller than Figma Madoka ( a duh). She comes in her school uniform, that is the same as Figma Takane Manaka. At first I was worried her bow broke off from her uniform, but being the tomboy I assume Rinko to be, she doesn’t have one!

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S.H. Figuarts: Sailor Mars Review

(I have been putting this off for so long and have finally gotten to finishing it, so here it is!) Oh man…I’ve been overly obsessed with Fairy Tail recently…and can’t seem to stop ;_;. Anyway…here’s a review different to the typical Figma review! Let the review begin!

Here’s a look at a character that’s sure to bring back some childhood memories…Sailor Mars!

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Sailor Mars comes from the iconic anime, Sailor Moon! She comes with numerous parts that have to do with her character. Her long legs make her stand quite tall up. As you can see her stand it somewhat similar to that of a Figma, but still has its differences

IMG_3060So far what I dislike the most would be her feet. One of the heels is dented, and both the ankles drive me crazy! Won’t be expecting her to stand up on her own…

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Random Recs: Nintendo Video Games

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Hey there! Back here on random recommendations, a weekly series where I post about various things I highly suggest you check out. Last week was just a couple anime series, but this week it’s video games! The list could go on and on but I guess the best place to start would be some of my favorites

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1.) Okami, Rated T. For the Wii
First of all, this is seriously my favorite game ever in terms of graphics, I love them so much. Okami is a game for the wii about the journey of a wolf sun goddess, Amaterasu, who is brought back to save Nippon. I myself have yet to finish this, and luckily I don’t think I’m halfway (I’m at the part where in stuck inside that water dragon) and haven’t had the opportunity to play since we moved a few months ago and packed away our Wii. Okami is probably the only game I play on the Wii nowadays.

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Anyway what I love SO SO SO SO SO much about Okami is it’s stunning graphics! I love that Japanese ink style graphics it contains and the music is beautiful as well! The story is great, the landscape is great (an older Japan), the characters are great, and everything about it is great! This is most likely the highest recommended game on my list. If you haven’t played this yet I highly recommend that you do. I love this game so so much.

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Random Recommendations

HAHA! Okay, so I’ve noticed I’ve been pretty lax about my amount of posting recently…so I decided to start something that would be a weekly thing to keep me on track. So thats how this “Random Recommendations” was born! It’s basically just me saying which anime you should, if you haven’t already, be watching. Let’s begin!

Attack on Titan

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Okay, this one’s a bit of a no-brainer. I myself watched Attack on Titan whilst it was still airing (which was terrible due to all the “cliff-hangers” and sudden endings) and currently the ending of the first season is still bugging me, and we won’t be seeing a second season for a while. Honestly if you haven’t seen this already…where have you been? Attack on Titan just about took the world by storm with it’s crazy action scenes and dystopian setting. Although Attack on Titan was good, but definitely not perfect, it still forged its name in “anime history”.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella-Magi-Madoka-Magica-group-anime-artwork-9Just going to say this right now, the finale was awesome. If you haven’t seen Rebellion yet, you really have to cause it was really amazing. But of course if you haven’t seen the actual series yet (gasp!!) then leave, right now, click on this and start watching cause I won’t be talking to you until you do. Listen to me when I say this, Madoka is certainly not your orthodox mahou shoujo anime. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. I love how at first things are really slow, and happy, and all rainbows and unicorns. But once you get to about episode 3, things change…a lot.

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The Figure-Collecting Hobby?

If you’re new to this type of collecting you’re probably wondering, what’s figure collecting? What’s a Figma..? This post will be sure to answer all those questions!

A well known figure distributor/maker is Good Smile Company. They make lovely scale figures and distribute the Figma series, but are best known for their nendoroids!

Let me explain what a nendoroid is. A nendoroid is a figure based off of a character or real person. Nendoroid’s have strange proportions similar to that of “chibi” (big heads and little bodies).

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Nendoroid’s have cute little bodies and amazing paint jobs! (the newer ones at least)

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-Review- Frozen

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Disney’s 2013 Winter-themed story about two sisters, Elsa and Anna, quickly become a smash-hit and has been nominated for two  Academy Awards. Based on a fairy tail like most disney movies this one was based on “The Snow Queen”. The movie features Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa, Josh Gad as Olaf, Jonathan Groff as Kritsoff, and Santino Fontana as Prince Hans. The music was by Christopher Beck, and is the main high light of the movie. Check out the trailer here if you haven’t seen it yet.

[this review will not have any spoilers]

When I left the theater after seeing frozen a few things were in my mind, the plot was a bit weak, but the graphics were amazing. But what stuck with me the most were the songs. The most well-known song from Frozen is “Let it Go” (sung by Idina Menzel) and has been nominated for “Best Original Song” in the 86th Academy Awards.

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I guess I should’ve explained the plot a bit first. The story revolves around sisters Anna and Elsa, who have been distant for a long while. Elsa, has a magical ability to create ice and snow, which becomes a danger to the kingdom of Arendelle and her sister, and therefore keeps this power hidden. When her coronation comes her power gets exposed and flees the kingdom, freezing all of Arendelle in the process. Anna runs off to find her sister, and bring back summer.

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Figma Ultimate Madoka Review

So, uh. This entire review (the character) is pretty much one big fat spoiler. I won’t say anything that’ll spoil the series, besides the character name. PLEASE READ WITH CAUTION

ultimate_madoka_by_yukihomu-d5f21t0This review is on Ultimate Madoka, Madokami, or Godoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica! Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika?, “Magical Girl Madoka of the Magus“) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex. The series is directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and written by Gen Urobuchiwith original character designs by Ume Aoki, character design adaptation by Takahiro Kishida and music by Yuki Kajiura.[2] The first ten episodes aired in Japan on TBS and MBS between January and March 2011, while the final two episodes were delayed until April 2011 due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Ultimate Madoka is Madoka Kaname’s final form. Although her appearance was short, it had an impact on the figure making industry since scale figures, Figmas, and Nendoroids have been made of her!

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Nendoroid BRS TV Anime Ver Review

Today’s review is on Nendoroid Black Rock Shooter TV Anime ver! I got her last summer, but never got to writing a review!

Black★Rock.Shooter.(Character).full.146889Black★Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター Burakku Rokku Shūtā?) is a Japanese media franchisebased on characters created by illustrator Ryohei Huke. It revolves around its eponymous character, a mysterious black haired girl with a blazing blue eye. The original illustration inspired a song of the same name by Supercell, which gained popularity on the Nico Nico Douga website. A 50-minute original video animationbased on the franchise was produced by Yutaka Yamamoto‘s studio Ordet, written by Nagaru Tanigawa and Shinobu Yoshioka, and directed by Shinobu Yoshioka. A “Pilot Edition” was released on DVD and Blu-ray Discin September 2009, before the full version was released on DVDs bundled with select magazines from July 24, 2010, subtitled in seven languages, followed by a retail release on December 17, 2010. An eight-episode anime television series aired on Fuji TV‘s Noitamina programming block between February 2 and March 22, 2012. The franchise has also spawned several manga series and a video game for the PlayStation Portabletitled Black Rock Shooter: The Game, each set in their own universe.

Now then, let’s begin the review!

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