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Hi guys. I have recently signed-up to Play-Asias affalite program. Play-Asia is a easy relable place to buy and pre-order your figures from, nto to mention it also has a high number of other products you may be intrested in such as Video games and anime dvds. I am going to provide links to any figures you can buy on Play-Asia under the review of that figure soon enough. Please Visit thanks ūüôā

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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.

Phail!

I am waiting on a new USB cable arriving in the post for my camera! It is soo irritating because I can’t really review (& therefore update) my figures without it. I’m sorry to any who are following my blog, and don;t worry I have not abandoned it just yet! When my cable arrives I will update straight away, I was thinking along the lines of my 1/6 Yuna or Belldandy. ūüėÄ
So please keep checking in! I’m sure it wont be long now!

I have put the Rin Kagamine cosplay on sale at eBay so please check if your interested!

P.S guys I got my Hatsune Miku world is mine figure today! <33

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! ūüėÄ

  • 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 ūüėÄ

  • 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.

Final Fantasy X 1/6 scale Lulu

The second in my collection of Final Fantasy X kotobukiya figurines. Personally Lulu is my favourite character from the game (though I am fond of all of them!). It was years ago that I bought this figure, and she came in around $100. Since she is so old I had to dust her off before taking pictures, as I was doing so I noticed some marks on her nose, they are very small but I am really annoyed about it as I have no idea where they have come from. I also noticed it is very hard to dust this lady off as i couldnt find anything small enough to get into her nooks, including in between her breasts!

I would say Lulu overall is highly detailed. The belts on the front of her dress are all different in some way and this is¬†incorporated¬†into the figure. The same goes for the flower design along her sleeves and end of her dress. ¬†Where as she is not the most bright and colourful figures in the world, I feel she gives off a positive vibe. The moogle she holds really compliments the character as well as helping to add a bit of colour. The little red ball at the top of the moogles head¬†isn’t¬†very secure, so be careful when touching it, one slip of the hand and it’d fly right off. What is unique about this figure is the fact that she does not have a stand, she balanced using the train at the back of her dress.

Where as the face sculpturing and expression is very true to the character, something that bothers me a bit is the fact that the bangs on this figure are longer than what they are on the character for some reason. Her hair pins are all highly detailed and look beautiful. Her jewellery rest nicely on her boobies! Again her accessories are bringing colour to the figure.

Overall score: 9/10

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