Belldandy 1/8: Everybody has wings

Most anime fans will know of the incredibly popular Belldandy from the romantic comedy “Ah! My Goddess”.  I myself am a big fan of the anime, however I am yet to watch past the first series. Surprisingly I got this figure for a tiny £15 (Approx $25)!! I saw her in a small store, I had no clue she was worth so much more than that when I bought her on a whim, on eBay she comes in at around $90 – $100 or so. My figure is not a bootleg either, I guess it was just a lucky find! Though it may be financialy smart to sell her on I am going to keep her for now.

Here is a full length picture of my figure. Every small detail including her jewellery has been taken into consideration and been painted with the utmost care. Everything about this figure is just stunning, the paint-job impresses me the most simply because I cannot spot a single smudge! I’m not sure what Belldandy is meant to be doing in the pose, floating or something along those lines, but the angelic feel of this figure really complements the character. When it comes to Belldandy there are plenty of figures of her out there, but often they do not seem to do justice to the character in my opinion, this figure on the other hand certainly does! This is epically present in her hair and face, the colours staying true to the character the whole way through.

Sorry yet again for my appalling photography skills! Ahem..anyway, the face of this figure doesn’t leave anything to complain about. It is highly detailed, she has the perfect expression for the pose, and her eyes seem present and cheerful. I’m trying to find a con but to be honest I can’t seem to find one! The only thing I can complain about is the fact that she is quite small at only 1/8, but this does not compromise the quality of the figure!

Overall score: 9.3/10

p.s guys I am going to be away for a couple weeks! Therefore I wont be updating until I get back! Leave me lots of comments to come back too! ❤

Click here to buy Belldandy at Play-Asia.

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What’s to come? :3

Hey guys! Unfortunately I have no access to a camera at the moment so I am unable to take any pictures of my figures and therefore cannot review them. Instead I thought I’d create a post letting you all know what to expect from us. Keep checking in and you will see these reviews appearing over the coming weeks and months! 😀

  • Final Fantasy VII Play arts Tifa
  • Final Fantasy VII Play arts Yuffie
  • Final Fantasy VII Play arts Aerith
  • Final Fantasy X Kotobukiya Yuna
  • Ah! My Goddess Kotobukiya Belldandy – “Everybody has wings”
  • Rosario + Vampire Good Smile Moka Akashiya
  • Dynasty Warriors 4 mini-figures (Diao Chan, Da Qiao, Xiao Qiao)
  • Dynasty Warriors 3 mini figure (Zhen Ji)
  • More to add when the time comes! :3

& here is a list of the figures I am considering buying in the future. If anyone has already got them and either recommends, or does not recommend them please leave a comment explaining why! Thanks 😀

  • Good smile Hatsune Miku Natural frame “World is mine”  I just bought this figure and it has been shipped to me! ❤
  • Yuki Nagato Gothic Lolita ver. Griffon
  • Shunya Yashimata Enka Oudo Dao Shogun Hattori Kiriko

p.s guys don’t forget to check for updates on the anime sale! There is a lovely rin kagamine cosplay for sale, perfect for Halloween!

Muramasa The Demon Blade: Momohime 1/8 Scale

When Momohime first was announced and started appearing in online stores, I contemplated buying her quite a few times but always backed out of it. Originally I thought she was part of the new “Samurai Girls” series, however I later discovered she is a relativity new figure released from a rather old Wii game. I have never played the game myself, though I would like to when I have the money to buy it. Next on my list is The new Kingdom Hearts PSP game, and a lovely Miku figurine that I’ve had my eye on for some time.

First things first, the overall colour scheme of this figure is really eye-catching. I love a nice girly pink figure, can’t say i’m too fond of her Turquoise Obi, but apart from that I am very happy. I love the detailing on the flowers complementing her Kimono sleeves, I think these give the overall outfit a little something extra and keeps it from being too plain. One thing that really annoys me about this figure is the pose, yes it is a good idea in theory, though I find that when your are displaying her, her sleeve covers the entire top half of her body!  This is the reason I have taken the pictures a little more to the side, because straight-on you actually cant see much of her.

The stand is a really good idea and has a real unique feel, I really love how the stand is merged into the figure to create a scene. The assembly of the figure was easy enough, however I find that her hand will simply glide off if she is moved about.

As you can see the face isn’t as high quality as the prototype leads you to be, however I can’t be disappointed. I still feel the face is really beautiful, I love the expression, it’s so sweet. Her lips are a very light pink which I really appreciate. (Unlike the Koihime Musou Karin figure! ]:<) The detailing on her head-dress and flowers is top-notch, really looks the part!

Overall score: 8.2/10

This figures is just beautiful and perfect for anyone who doesn’t mind the awkward pose. :3

 
Click here to buy of Belldandy at Play-Asia.

Samurai Girls: Senhime 1/8 scale

The newest figure I have received is the Samurai girls Senhime (Along with Momohime, but her review will be up later). As she was a gift I’m not entirely sure of her pricing these days, but I have seen it range from £65-£90 or around that area. Samurai Girls was a popular manga I believe, correct me if I’m wrong. It has recently become an anime series, though as far as I’m aware only the first episode has been made so far. I don’t know much about it, having only watched the first ep, but Senhime seems to be very impowered. There are 4 I think in the series of these figures, though if I’m honest Senhime is the only one I like, the others I have seen simply do nothing for me.

As you can see, the actual figure you receive is very similar to the prototype, so much so that i can’t see much different between the two! Her face seems to have more definition on the figure itself, and also the colours shown on the prototype seems to be lighter; this is espically present in her hair. Senhime tends to have an inviting look to her, despite the fact that she has quite a defensive pose and face. I find her very unique, the detailing on her kimono is flawless and I find this to be the most interesting part of the figure. Before getting her I expected the string from her spear to be plastic, however it is an actual string, this gives a nice effect but you will have to be careful to ensure it doesn’t fray. Slipping her spear under her sleeve and into her hand was very easy and smooth, as was slipping her feet onto the stand.

Okay first off, a lot of people are put off this figure due to Senhimes facial expression, and I’m not going to lie I was one of them. Senhime has been out quite a while now, after seeing her for the first time before she was released I didn’t like the expression but over time it has grown on me. I find it to be very unique and actually quite cute, whether its anger or embarrassment she is displaying I’m not to sure, I don’t think many people are.

Overall score: 8.2/10

Senhime is a lovely figure, I would say the best of the series.

 

Click here to buy Senhime of at Play-Asia.

Koihime Musou: Karin (Sou Sou) 1/8 scale

I recently starting watching the anime Koihime musou, as far as I am aware it was originally a hentai novel? I’m not really into that sort of thing anyway, but the anime is still . . . borderline hentai!  My reason for watching was the fact that I am a long time Dynasty Warriors fan, and all the characters in this anime are based of a lot of warriors from ancient china who are also featured in DW. The catch is in Koihime Musou they are all girls! I loved watching and trying to guess who is who! When I first saw Karin I knew she was Cao Cao, didn’t like her much at first but she grew on me as I continued to watch.

When i saw this figure it was very near the release date so I decided to pre-order it! When she arrived she looked quite different from the prototype which is shown, the most obvious difference was the face that her lips are painted a bright red colour. I found this quite strange considering she does not wear lip stick in the anime, or the novel, nor is it shown on the prototype! It really puts a downer on such a nice figure.

Apart from the lipstick flaw, nothing else seems to post any problems with me. Her proportions are very good, her face and clothes are very well detailed and painted. Her head is a little big and her face is a little flat, but that usually comes with the territory when buying a figures strictly from an anime. Her stand fitted perfectly, which is rare! usually stand can be quite fiddly and sometimes don’t even fit correctly. The weapon slipped easily into her hand and is very secure.

I knew full well when I was buying the figure that you had the options to display her with her boobs out! Personally I have no problem with figures displaying nudity as long as I have the option to cover them up, so it didn’t bother me. When putting on her breastplate, there is nothing to fasten it in, which I presumed would be a problem as I thought it would be falling off all the time. I have experienced it falling off a couple times, but not often! On the contrary it seems to hold up quite well, which is a plus for me!

Let me know if you have any questions about this figure. :]

Score: 6.5/10It seems like a low score yes, but she’s just not my favourite figure, she is lovely and defiantly a must for any big Koihime Musou fans!